Don’t love your current mattress but not ready to shell out the cash for a new one? A mattress topper can be a great solution to make your bed more comfortable until it’s time for a replacement.
In this review, I’ll be taking a close look at the memory foam mattress topper from Tuft & Needle, a mattress and bedding retailer known for its affordable bed-in-a-box mattresses. I personally tested the Tuft & Needle mattress topper out and will go over everything you need to know about it.
Just want the highlights? Skip to the end for my review summary.
Who is the Tuft & Needle Mattress Topper Best For?
There’s a lot to consider before buying a mattress topper, such as your sleeping position, body type, whether you sleep hot, and so on. Let’s go over who this topper is best suited for and who should consider another topper.
Who I Recommend the Tuft & Needle Mattress Topper for
- I thought this topper was a great fit for back sleepers. It offers some pressure relief and cushioning without being too soft.
- Side sleepers who need that extra touch of softness to relieve pressure should also find the Tuft & Needle topper comfortable.
- Light to average weight sleepers should find the Tuft & Needle topper comfortable. It is a thinner topper, at just two inches in thickness, so it adds a light amount of softness and pressure relief to the mattress.
Who I Don’t Recommend the Tuft & Needle Mattress Topper for
- I wouldn’t recommend this topper to stomach sleepers, unless adding it to an extremely firm mattress. Stomach sleepers need a firmer sleep surface to prevent their hips from sinking in and this foam topper will only make the bed feel softer.
- Heavier sleepers also might not get the pressure relief they need from this topper, unless they are looking for a very slight contouring effect. This topper is just two inches thick and heavy people, who weigh 250 pounds or more, may sink right through the topper to their firm mattress below.
- People who like all their bedding products to be washable might not find the Tuft & Needle topper to be a good fit, as it is spot clean only.
What is the Tuft & Needle Mattress Topper Made Of?
Cover: This topper has a polyester-blend cover with a non-skid bottom — silicone beads on the underside of the cover intended to keep the topper from shifting on the surface of the bed. This cover is not removable.
Fill: The fill of this topper is two inches of open-cell polyurethane foam. Open cell structure means the foam is more breathable by allowing for airflow within the foam.
The materials used in the Tuft & Needle mattress topper are CertiPUR-US certified to be free from harmful chemicals and gasses, as well as GREENGUARD Gold certified to be low-emitting and support healthy indoor environments.
The Tuft & Needle topper is available in six sizes: twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king. I tested the queen size for this review.
How Does the Tuft & Needle Mattress Topper Feel
I tested this mattress topper by laying on it in different sleeping positions and trying it with different mattresses to get a sense of the feel.
I thought the topper felt super soft — both in the sense that the cover’s fabric was quite soft and that the foam was very squishy. I did like how having the cover on the topper reduced some of the “foamy” feeling that you might get from lying right on the foam core. However, I did note that this topper is fairly thin, so I didn’t get quite as much pressure relief from it as a thicker topper might have offered.
One of the main reasons to get a mattress topper is to change up the feel of your current mattress, so here’s how I thought the Tuft & Needle altered mattresses of different firmness levels.
Soft: Normally I don’t see much purpose in adding a topper to an already soft mattress, but if you’re in need of some serious pressure relief — perhaps for chronic shoulder or hip pain — I think the Tuft & Needle topper could be a good option. I thought it added a nice additional layer of softness and cushioning without making the bed feel way too soft.
Medium-firm: Adding this topper to a medium-firm mattress gave it an additional layer of plush comfort without really changing the firmness, in my opinion. I think this is a good option for people who like the firmness of their bed but are feeling some pain in pressure points. This thin topper can add a pressure-relieving top layer while maintaining the firmness.
Firm: Like the medium-firm mattress, I didn’t think adding the Tuft & Needle topper to a firm mattress drastically changed the feel of the bed — it simply added a layer of responsive foam to provide some cushioning. Because it didn’t change the feel much, I think this will work best for back sleepers who are looking for pressure relief around the shoulders or want foam to fill in their lumbar region for extra support.
Tuft & Needle Mattress Topper Sizes and Prices
Curious how much this topper will cost? Here’s a breakdown of the prices, by size.
Prices listed will be before discount or offer for each size. Use our Tuft & Needle coupon to get the best deal.
|Twin||75" X 39" X 2"||$200|
|Twin XL||80" X 39" X 2"||$200|
|Full||75" X 54" X 2"||$250|
|Queen||80" X 60" X 2"||$250|
|King||80" X 76" X 2"||$300|
|California King||84" X 72" X 2"||$300|
Overall, the Tuft & Needle mattress topper is a great option for anyone who needs an extra touch of softness on their bed. I think it’s a great pick for back sleepers, as it won’t make their beds too soft but can offer some relief for shoulder and lower back pain with its adaptive foam.
Some side sleepers could also find the Tuft & Needle mattress topper helpful in providing pressure relief, but I would caution side sleepers if they are either 1) heavy sleepers who weigh 250 pounds or more or 2) currently sleeping on a firm mattress, to go for a thicker topper that will offer more room to sink in for pressure relief.
Some cons for the Tuft & Needle topper are the cover isn’t machine washable and it doesn’t have any way of attaching to the mattress. I appreciate the non-skid silicone beads, but straps or a skirt, which attaches the topper like a fitted sheet, would do much more to keep it in place.
Additionally, I like that this topper has breathable open-cell foam and I didn’t notice it overheating. But if you’re a seriously hot sleeper, I would recommend something with more cooling properties, like a latex or cooling gel memory foam mattress topper. Take a look at our best cooling mattress toppers to see our favorite picks for hot sleepers.
Tuft & Needle Mattress Topper Brand Policies and FAQs
Does the Tuft & Needle mattress topper come with a warranty?
Yes, the Tuft & Needle topper comes with a three-year limited warranty.
Does the Tuft & Needle mattress topper have a trial period?
Tuft & Needle offers a 100-night sleep trial with this mattress topper. That means you can test it at home for 100 nights and if you decide you don’t like it, you can return the topper within that trial period for a full refund.
How does the Tuft & Needle mattress topper ship?
Tuft & Needle ships for free within the contiguous United States. Customers in Hawaii and Alaska will have to pay an additional shipping fee.
Is the Tuft & Needle mattress topper easy to clean?
This mattress topper is spot clean only.
Is a mattress topper the same as a mattress pad?
No, mattress toppers and mattress pads are similar but different products. You can learn more about the difference between these two in our mattress topper vs mattress pad comparison. For more protection, you can also consider adding a mattress protector to your bed.
Should I buy a mattress topper or a new mattress?
If your current mattress is not the best mattress for you, it can be difficult to decide whether a mattress topper or a new mattress is the solution. Of course, if a new mattress is way out of your budget, a high-quality mattress topper can improve your sleep until you’re financially ready for a new bed. But if a new mattress is in your budget, we recommend going for a new one if your current bed is over 10 years old, visibly sagging, or has other signs of deterioration.
Other Products from Tuft & Needle
- Tuft & Needle sheets
- Tuft & Needle Original Foam pillow
- Tuft & Needle Original mattress
- Tuft & Needle Mint mattress
- Tuft & Needle Hybrid mattress
Finally, here are my star ratings for the Tuft & Needle topper.