I needed to replace my son's waterbed and wanted a quality product at a reasonable price that would be durable and also inhibit allergens (one of the main reasons he had a waterbed). With this mattress I could use the platform from his water bed and just drop it in. The whole experience has been wonderful. The mattress came in a timely manner. I opened the packaging and it reanimated in a few hours. I didn't notice any unpleasant scent and compared to a water mattress, it isn't heavy at all. It is both comfy and firm. I've tried it out myself and am planning on getting one for my own bed.