This isn't your typical high quality Tempurpedic mattress, but I've been looking for a good deal on a memory foam mattress for years, and this was it. I read quite a few reviews before I hit the purchase button, and I noticed 2 primary complaints... Smell. This mattress has a slight chemical smell to it, but after putting it on my bed (I have a cheap metal loft bed because I live in a micro-sized apartment) I didn't notice it at all. Once you have sheets on it, it will smell like whatever it is your sheets smell like. Paying really close attention to the smell, it reminded my of art classes and the 'oils paint" smell. It was actually kind of a soothing smell since I took a number of art classes in my life, but you'd have to press your head against it to even notice the smell. Firm. I happen to like a nice firm mattress... my mom has a tempurpedic, and I will say right now this is far from being that soft. This is a very firm mattress, but it Does mold to your body, and it Does support you as you sleep. If you aren't looking for something a little more supportive, and a little firm, I would not recommend it at all. But if you like a little firm and you are sick of cheap saggy mattresses- this mattress is PERFECT. Also, it loses a little firmness after about a week (only a little), and I have to wonder how long other reviews that complained actually tried to sleep in it... Other things I noticed about the mattress that might be important.... - It's really heavy. Make sure you get help moving it if you ever need to. - In the instructions it says to wait until the corners of the foam are fully formed.... this never really happened in mine. Don't wait past 48hours to see points. - The quilted top has a zipper and appears removable if you think you need to wash it... but I wonder how hard it would be to put back on? shrink or no shrink. - My mom's tempurpedic made me sweat buckets, it's been fairly warm since I received it and I haven't noticed the same with it yet. I don't know how cold it will get though.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? ...there is no color.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. New item.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes