I got caught in a killer storm coming back from Oregon a couple months back. At first I took the pad off, not wanting it to get soaked, but I just couldn't handle riding without it. Even underneath me it got pretty soaked (I was soaked to the bone through my supposedly waterproof suit) Got home and took it upstairs to drip dry in my bathroom. No smell, looks great, still fluffy. Much <3 for the sheepskin.