My son has been wanting a futon forever but it seems that most futtons have uncomfortable mattresses and are way to short when in an open position. Knowing my son will be at least 6ft tall I didn't want to purchase something that his feet and/or head will eventually hang over. The generous length and the fact that there aren't any stationary arms, gives this futton the desired length necessary. It looks really cool in his room which now appears more as a sitting area with his xbox when his friends come over and with a couple cube ottomans I bought also from overstock the look of his room is complete. The workmanship and value at this point are outstanding and I really like the possibility for taking off the cover to be able to clean. All and all I am very pleased with this purchase and what it even better is my 16 year old son feels the same!!