I started looking for a foam topper after I started waking up with a stiff back. This topper is softer than I'd hoped for, but it has certainly saved me from purchasing a new mattress. I've had it a little over a week now and i'm very pleased with my purchase. When I got the package, I unwrapped it and it unrolled right on the bed. There was a small tear where it was folded in half. I had read a lot of the odor these foam toppers have -- mine had none. I was very pleased with that. Would not hesitate to purchase another one of these - very pleased with my purchase.