Another product from the trusted brand Lucid. Lucid is an American brand with long established credibility. They use cutting edge technology to make affordable, comfortable mattress toppers. This memory foam mattress topper by Lucid is the top selling product in the 2.5 inch category.
It comes as a single block of gel infused memory foam. The Queen size weighs roughly 21.5 pounds and comes compressed and vacuum sealed. It is well packed in a double box and once out of it the foam starts to expand. It will take 8 hours of less for the foam to reach its full size. It is available in seven sizes; Twin, Twin XL, Full. Full XL, Queen, King and California King.
Heating is one of the major problems associated with using memory foam. It good at absorbing body heat but most doesn’t have proper ways of dissipating that heat. Lucid tackles this problem in three ways. One is that this mattress topper, as mentioned before, is gel infused. The presence of gel beads increases the cooling effect of the foam. Secondly they use open cell technology which gives the foam more breathability. And thirdly the topper is ventilated ie, it has vertical holes drilled in it to allow easy circulation of air. These three combined provide more cooling effect than any other mattress topper in this category.
This 2.5 inch thick memory foam by Lucid has a foam density of 3 pounds per cubic feet. That is pretty good for a topper of this thickness. Combined with the presence of gel beads it offers good body support. And if you are someone with back, neck pain sleeping on this topper may alleviate them.
What about comfort? Is this mattress topper firm or soft? The density of the foam and its softness need not be dependent. Softness and firmness depends a lot on the manufacturing methods of the foam, a high density foam can be made soft and vice versa. This Lucid gel memory foam mattress topper is very soft one (super soft, they say!). But do not mistake, it also gives good body support.
User ratings & Reviews
This product was reviewed by 950+ customers till date. It has a star rating of 4.1 out of 5. Out of this 79% of the customers give it a 4+ rating. Majority of the reviews highlight the comfort and the cooling effect of the product.
This product is manufactured in China. But it qualifies all quality guidelines here. It also has a Certi PUR-US certification which tests for the presence of any harmful chemical substances in the foam. It is also naturally resistant to allergens and dust mites. It comes with a 3 year manufacturer’s warranty.
With the package comes a removeable, zippered bamboo cover absolutely free. This cover is of good quality as many reviewers commented, and can be machine washed provided you use chlorine free, mild detergents.
What you may not like
The foam has a chemical odor. Though the company claims that it is mild many customers don’t think so. It usually require them 4 days of airing out completely get rid of the smell. This is one main reason why a good product like this lost 1 star in the ‘would be 5 star’ ratings. Other than this it is a great product.
If you have the patience to air it out properly this gel memory foam mattress topper by Lucid is the ideal one for you (provided the thickness you want is 2.5″).