Mattress is a little over 30 pounds and comes vacuum sealed and rolled in a small box. I attached pictures. Once you get it open, you can hear it absorb the air and it looks and feels like a typical mattress. Delivered right to your door, it's ready to sleep on in less than 5 minutes. It is surprising how comfortable it is. It was a great buy for the price. I recommend this mattress. We're using it for a loft bed and it was easy to lift over my head by myself. The lightness of the mattress doesn't take away from the quality at all. My daughter says it's really comfortable and is looking forward to sleeping on it tonight.