I should have learned my lesson by now-you really do get what you pay for, and if you buy a bargain bed topper..don't expect luxury comfort. This things was fabulous the first night-thick, puffy and comfortable. The side handles are a brilliant addition, easy to shake the thing out. The problem was that this "alternative" fiber, unlike real down, compresses and CAN'T be shook out to former fluffiness. After one week, the topper is stuffed in a closet, joining the herd of like-wise toppers. It was so flat after one week that yes, I ripped it off the bed. Like I said..you would have thought I'd learned by now. I'm going to splurge on a high end one after Christmas.