I didn't notice the ripple waves cut into the foam before I purchased the item. It is almost more like an egg crate configuration and serves to make the foam less dense and comfortable. Would have preferred a full depth amount of foam as this was to upgrade a cheap dorm mattress.
While this item's thickness fits the bill for me, the width of the product is FAR from QUEEN size, not even full size. I had this 'topper' hanging from a clothes line in an attempt to stretch it wider with little to no effect. While the information on the topper states it will 'stretch with use', which I seriously doubt, why should this be needed at all? I've purchased other toppers and other than allowing them to flatten out from being compressed, they were full dimension from the start. Be aware!
I am so disappointed with this pad! I've purchased these before and I've never had the smell last so long. I've had this for about a month and I've aired it out for days. It makes my son's bedding smell and even gets on his pjs. I've taken it off his bed a bunch of times each week to air it out and it still stinks just as bad as the first day I took it out of the package. It's too bad, because it is comfortable. I'm really disappointed. :(
I was happy with everything about this product except the odor from the foam. I realize that there are harsh chemicals needed to make this product but I had hoped that after several weeks the odor would be gone. I aired it outside for several days and then sprayed it with a deodorizing spray, and left it uncovered for another week on the bed before we needed it for guests. It still has an odor that I can not get rid of. otherwise it is comfortable and did the job I wanted it to in making the mattress more comfortable.
This product is advertised as memory foam. It is definitely not. It is simple foam. Light weight and uncompressed. No mistaking that this is a mis-advertised product. If all you need is a foam topper, this may be fine, but if you're looking for memory foam, stay clear of this item. It is not as advertised.
Although the price was right and it is comfortable, it comes with a chemical smell that drives me crazy!!! It took me a while to figure out where the smell was coming from because it was on a bed in our guest room. But once I changed the sheets, it hit me hard and fast. I am going to try airing it outside once the weather warms up.
I couldn't afford a new mattress & enjoyed the queen 3in. memory foam mattress topper I purchased 2 yrs. ago. I had to purchase two more for my daughters full bed and twin for my other college student daughter. They both loved it and slept better than ever. It was smelly as stated, but once I aired it out for a few days I was great. It was also good for the price as well.
I ordered two twin toppers and they arrive quickly. I followed the directions to air them out. I was very worried that I would not be able to use them because there was a strong odor that filled the bedroom for two weeks. They are not returnable. Finally, the odor toned down enough that I tried them on the beds. They fit well and do add comfort. I am satisfied but would not order any more of this kind of product.
We, my child and I, love these mattress toppers! I bought a small cot with mattress and the rest on it was okay. Put this topper on and voila! I was in heaven. Every time I sink into the mattress with this topper on it, I am so comfortable. Comparable mattress toppers at the most popular store in every community offered 1 inch mattress toppers for about two times the price. Can't beat Overstock's price at all on this item. Thanks Overstock!