Overall I really like this futon mattress. Last year I bought a futon from Walmart and the mattress was SO thin. It was truly terrible. You could feel all the bars in the futon. This year I threw that mattress out and bought this one. It did have a slightly industrial smell, but the pros way outweighed the cons. It's comfortable to sit and sleep on. However, it has already ripped : ( because one of the bars were poking out from under the futon mattress. I have easily repaired it though.