I have been researching mattress toppers for my dorm style bed for at least 6 months. I finally decided on a 3 inch memory foam. The item had a great price but the gel topper is only 1 inch with 2 inches of a separate foam topper. The shipping was in a timely manner but the box arrived pretty beat up because of the lack of structure. I was too anxious to wait for the topper to air out and the smell is still faintly there. I would recommend waiting the suggest time to alleviate the factory smell. After a long day of classes and work I look forward to coming home to my cloud-like bed.