EXCELLENT VALUE, EXCELLENT PRODUCT .FREE SHIPPING!Wow! When it arrived I had my doubts.The "vacuum "packed mattress didn't seem very vacuum packed.It was bound by plastic straps -the bag it came in seemed slightly loose and open.The outer shipping box was definitely beat up and at the point of splitting wide open.Oh my, I said another disappointment,don't get upset.When I opened it and got the mattress out it was easy to remove,easy to lay out flat.The mattress wasn't heavy at all.I am a senior woman and had no trouble with lay out at all.The smell was overpowering.I have asthma and had to run for my inhaler immediately.It was an odd repulsive smell.Not in any way chemical,at least to me.I actually wondered if I could bear it.But I left it on the floor where it was ,with the window open and a fan trained on the mattress and went out.. When I came home hours later the smell was almost gone.The next day I didn't notice it at all.I left it to air out some more and actually went over it with a damp cloth scented with some flowery cleaner(Mystolin).It now seems gone for the most part(the second day) and I will sleep on it tonight.I also bought a pillow topper.,(***,full size ,not memory foam. 50 bucks.)When I laid on the two products I thought I was in heaven sleeping on a cloud.The futon mattress felt like the $1500 mattress I tried out at the local store.I haven't slept on it yet a full nite but I look forward to it and expect it to be excellent .
I bought two of these sofa/futons and I am fairly content with them. I wish a light color was an option. These are medium brown color. This is comfortable and long enough for a tall person to lay down on, which is good. I had planned to add a microsuede cover on the futons to get the look I wanted. BUT that is NOT possible with this couch. So, now I will attempt to create a slipcover instead. There is a flimsy fabric part on the bottom that I believe its primary purpose is something for the velcro to attach to --- it doesn't show which is good, because one of mine was torn and had cardboard pieces stuck to it for the glue holding the box together. The glue also go on the interior pillows and tore those; again this does not show as the pillow goes into the zipped pillow covers. The back side does not sit up flush so that it looks like a normal couch. It comes close, but the fabric gaps and on one couch was not big enough to completely cover leaving about .25 to .50 inch on both sides. This arrived quickly and well packaged. It went together easily with real tools -- you'll want more than what comes in the box - a metric socket wrench and long handle hex screwdriver.
I went back and forth between an 8" and 10" mattress because I didn't want the mattress to be too cushy since it is used as a sofa. I figured that the 10" might also be too thick for my frame itself (i.e., be higher than the arms), so I went with this 8". There are 3 different 8"s listed, but this had the most description so I went with it. Out of the TORN UP box the mattress was fine (it was also wrapped well in a heavy plastic bag), the smell lasted 20 minutes at most. I laid the mattress flat and it was about 6 or 6 1/2"....which it has remained. This is definitely an issue in terms of the product's description, but the thickness is fine for my needs. I imagine that if I had saved the money and bought a 6", it would have only been 4" which would have been too thin. I don't like the slinky/shining cover....I would have preferred basic cotton and flat black....the cover had the same feel/look, so I am back to the drawing board for a cover. Futon stores would probably sell the same thing for about $50 more, so over all a good deal.
Needed the chair/bed for a small room for extra company. Love the chair, but when it opens to a bed it's only 50 inches long, not the 72 inches as described in the info. Didn't realize this until the chair is put together, and wasn't about to disassemble and ship back. Fine for a child or very small adult. Disappointed.
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