Let's take this box-stitched bed topper apart and see what's it made of and what can it do, shall we?
The fabric used to make the cover of this one is linen, which is fine. Linen's a good choice. The other choice we don't really understand is the 3D contour with a massaging effect.
Now, in theory, adding a lot of bubbles on top of a cover could prove to be beneficial, but seeing how soft and cuddly this topper is – these massaging bubbles are nothing but a gimmick. You don't feel them at all. They end up squished with the rest of the topper as soon as your body touches it.
But, they do look cool – we'll give 'em that.
The material choice we can't possibly judge on. They're not the finest materials ever, but they are perfectly good.
The high-filling content used for this one (called microfibre) is a synthetic material often used in bedding because it's cheaper than down and feather but does a pretty good job imitating their feel. So, if you're looking for an affordable way to get that gentle, soft and plushy feel – microfibre is the way to go.
As for linen – it's a durable, breathable and hypoallergenic fabric that's often used in bedding. So, it makes sense that it would be used as the cover of a mattress topper such as this one.
If we're being perfectly candid – this is not the prettiest microfibre mattress topper we've seen and the straps aren't helping. However, since this is a lightweight, double-bed-size topper we're reviewing, we kind of have to agree that straps around the corners are a much better choice than an anti-slip bottom – performance-wise. We're sure that the same topper with just an anti-slip bottom wouldn't be as secure.
The straps are elastic and can stretch quite a bit, so you don't have to worry about them fitting around your mattress. Unless you're sleeping on something way past regular depth – this one should fit.
Being fully machine-washable, this one's pretty easy to take care of – which is always a good thing.
The only downside to this is that you might have to take this one to get professionally cleaned if you don't have a large enough machine.
But, here's a pro tip to help you wash your topper less often: Don't sleep directly on top of it. Just pull a fitted sheet over the mattress and the topper and keep them both clean(ish).
As for care instructions, they're pretty basic. Just wash the topper on a slow cycle at 40°C, and don't tumble dry or iron the topper later on. Also, don't bleach it. Just wash it and leave it out to air dry.
The linen cover is quite decent. In fact, it's astounding at this price range. It's a 230-thread count linen cover. There are 230 thread count sheets that are more expensive than this whole topper. Also, the cover's box stitched cover to keep the microfibre filling properly distributed and make the mattress topper last a bit longer, so there's that too.
After testing this one for a while and reading both positive and negative customer reviews – we've prepared this review.
First up, let's start with the design and the overall build quality. The way we see it – you get what you pay for. The design is simple and other than that gimmicky 3D massaging effect, there's nothing special about it. It looks like an inflated duvet with some extra depth. The build quality on the other hand is not bad at all. Everything's properly stitched together and the fabric feels surprisingly good for the price.
With softness and comfort, there is no surprises there. This 5 cm thick topper's a good fit for everyone in search of a comfy and soft topper for their bed. It's just one of those delicate toppers some of us love. Surprisingly enough, this one also has a bit of a bounce, so that's cool.
There are a few common problems with this topper we wanted to note.
Namely, support is completely lacking, some have found they need to add blankets underneath the topper to make it more supportive. But, the other problem is kind of surprising. Some customer reviews say they're overheating sleeping on this one, to a point where they're woken up by sweat and hot flushes. We personally haven't had experienced that, but some Amazon shoppers say they are, so keep that in mind.
Honestly, what makes this one better than all the rest is the value for money. If you were to compare the prices of similar toppers, this one's far less expensive than the others.
And sure, there are some major drawbacks to this one, but then again, if you're simply looking for a topper to make your bed a bit more cosy and plush – this is the topper to go for. Don't waste your cash on a different one. The mattresses in the spare room might need a little update, so why not add this one to it.
Another point to note is it is deep. You will find it is deeper than most other products and the box stitching will keep the filling evenly distributed.
There are a lot of factors that we had to take into account while testing it. Here, we'll tell you all about the different criteria we considered while testing the product as well as the features that we thought were important.
All in all, we were very pleased with the product. It performed well in most of our tests and we can confidently say that it's a topper worth considering.
After testing, we think the product is good. It's definitely worth looking at if you're in the market for a topper. However, there are a few things we think could be improved.
When lying down it can make it a bit flat so it does not have ample support, as the brand suggests. Throughout the night, the topper will go a bit more than just a bit flat and not firm enough to relieve much pain. But, let's be real. No matter the topper, most of the back-bone is coming from the mattress, so, if you pair this one up with a proper mattress – you'll get some of that, too. On its own though – none whatsoever. We could say the same for pain and pressure relief, motion isolation, and so on.
Overall, the topper is made from and filled with quality materials – it is rather durable for a topper this inexpensive. As you can see – it's simply a topper to make your firm bed a bit more plush and less uncomfortable.
We've decided that it was a good idea to wrap things up by answering some FAQs.
Not at all. This is all microfibre, so you can expect it to be as breathable as possible. It's not cooling, but it won't retain heat like a memory foam topper.
It's not waterproof. It'll absorb any liquid – including sweat.
No. However, you will get four straps, one in each corner, so your topper can stay in place all night long.
Put the whole topper in the washing machine and set the temperature to 40°C. Airdry after washing, give the topper a fluff or two, and that's it.