Love this topper. For the money, it is a good buy. It barley had an odor that was gone within 24 hours. just unroll it and let it air out and come to it's full shape before putting on the bed. I put it on my son's bed and he loves it ! Lot's cheaper than a new mattress. You'll need deep pocket sheets.
I love this mattress topper! It's very soothing to lay on. I'm a side sleeper and it allows me to sleep without the pain in my hips. I like that when you lay on it, you can feel it form to your body. Soft but firm enough where it doesn't flatten down.
I already had a memory foam mattress, but it was just too hard for me, and my right hip has been hurting. I had used a gel pad under my head at night and got immediate relief from headaches and sinus problems, so I thought I'd try a gel mattress pad. The "egg carton" effect was a little weird at first, but now I like it. Not as much gel as I had hoped, but my hip doesn't hurt, and the bed is so comfortable that I don't want to get up.
We bought one of these and one of the non gel type for our travel trailer/camper. The mattress in the camper is really bad and these made the sleeping situation better than home. Now we are thinking about moving these into the house and buying another one for the camper. Be warned, if you don't like a very soft (floating in water sensation) type of bed, you probably won't like this. I also prefer the gel type over the non gel. It doesn't make a huge difference but does seem a little cooler than the non gel type. This one is 2 inches and the non gel type we have is 3 inches. The total of 5 inches of foam is incredible but I think you could get away with less and not notice much of a difference.
Bought a new brand name firm Mattress. Ended up being a bit too firm so I added this pad. I did not want the super thick, sink-into-the- bed type pad, just something to add bit of cushy-ness. I agree with other reviews that this is more like a 1.5 inch topper... but is perfect for me. Cant say if there is any 'cooling effect' from the gel but I did not get overly heated sleeping on this. I tried it both ways and prefer the flat surface on top and the corrugated on the bottom. It is generously sized meaning it actually reaches all edges of the mattress. Am now planning on buying another for the guest room.
I compared this model with lot of other models and bought it mainly because it was Simmons Beautyrest brand. The package was shipped in a brown box and not the original box (Another reviewer had mentioned this). It looks ok and my mattress is more comfortable now. However, there's no mention of the Simmons Beautyrest brand anywhere on the product. There's no name tag or sticker with the name. Even the packing list doesn't have the Simmons name on it. I'm really concerned about the quality of the product. It says its manufactured by a company called Future foams that's based in Texas. I've been using this product only for a month and so far its good but I would not recommend it to anybody because of the brand issue. Its very hard to put it back in the product box after the foam expands and return it.
With this topper I do not get as hot as I did with my other one, it's soft and very comfortable, just make sure you let it form back to shape after taking out of the package. When my boyfriend stays over he says that he's so comfortable that he could just sleep all day. Well worth the money.
Product is shipped in plastic packaging with no authentic packaging. Product is good, but do not buy if you want authentic Beautyrest. I read many reviews on this before purchasing, but the previous reviews are correct. You get what you pay for here.
I previously had a four inch foam topper and it was too deep; hard to get my sheets to fit over it. I can still feel the cushioning with the new topper, but it's easier to make the bed this way. Don't know if the gel foam is really "all that" but I would buy this again.