We've been sleeping on this mattress for a couple of weeks now. We upgraded from a coil style with a built-in pillow top. The mattress arrived in about a week packaged like a large tootsie roll. it was sealed in plastic and I wasn't concerned about the rain or snow getting in and damaging it. We opened it up the day before we planned to use it. Instead of slowly expanding, it sort of popped right open into it's nearly fully-expanded state. We probably could have slept on it that night after only a few hours, but we had a new frame to purchase and put together. There was a noticeable odor when it was unwrapped. My wife compared it to a "new car smell." It's not strong like a vinyl shower curtain, but it's there. After 24 hours I could still smell it when I got close. After a week I could smell it when I put my nose to it and when I fluffed the covers. Now, after two weeks, I don't smell it anymore (or maybe I just got used to it?). I know that for some people off-gassing is a concern, and it was for us. That said, this is a very comfortable mattress. My wife and I are sleeping more soundly and I notice fewer aches and pains when I get up in the morning. It's firm, but after a minute it starts to conform to our bodies and I don't even feel it anymore. My wife says it holds heat more than the old spring mattress and I have to agree. We swapped out our down comforter for a cotton quilt and that solved the problem. We also purchased a cotton mattress protector and put that on, even though it comes with one already on it- I think the original one is poly. So, long story short- at this price we have a very comfortable mattress that was shipped quickly, packaged well and, so far, has provided a much more restful sleep than our old coil mattress. We were nervous about buying a mattress without lying on it first, but we're glad we took a chance on this one.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality seems great, for the price.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate