I thought a mattress topper was... well, largely a waste of time. Maybe like putting a foam camping mat on top of your mattress. When Duvet & Pillow Warehouse asked me to review their "Ultimate Microfibre Mattress Topper" I thought, well, I'll give it a go...
And then it turned up:
I had to re-read the label; I thought they'd sent me a duvet to review instead!
Of course, I had to put it on the bed as soon as possible, so as to test it out:
I don't know about you, but this is way thicker than I expected any mattress topper to be!
It fits over the mattress with an elastic strap over each corner, which is fairly easy to do. At first I thought it was a little too small for the mattress, but it just sits on the top, with nothing going over the sides.
Once I'd put a sheet over the top, S wanted to get involved in the product testing.
She was reasonably impressed, as you can tell.
I love this photo because it shows just how... squishy the mattress topper is! S was loving it, and I was looking forward to going to bed. I went to be early that night!
I slept so soundly on that mattress topper, I can't even tell you. It is really soft and squishy, so I suppose you do need a relatively hard mattress underneath of it, or you're just going to have no support under you at all. but it made my hard (old, haggard) mattress the perfect place to sleep. I fell in love with it.
We've had the mattress topper a little over a month now, and I have yet to find anything I don't like about it. It's comfortable, the elastic straps don't ping off whenever you roll over, and it doesn't get flattened out from being slept on. So far every night has been just as squishy as the first one!
I have a double mattress topper, which is currently £66.50 on their website. That does sound like quite a lot, but now that I have it I wouldn't want to be without it. My bed is so much more comfortable and feels all luxurious!
I would say the only down side of this product is that it's so thick, normal double sheets don't really fit on my bed any longer, and I have to use king size ones instead. A little inconvenient, but I'm willing to take the hit on that to be honest!
Disclaimer: I was provided with this mattress topper in exchange for writing a review, but that was not dependent on my writing a favourable review. All words and opinions are my own.