Here I have another mattress topper review for you.
I’m going to be talking about the Helix Plush mattress topper. I’m going to go over what it’s made of, what it feels like and who it’s going to be best for to help you decide if it’s going to be the right topper for you.
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Polices & Prices
First things first, let’s take a look at the policies and prices for the Helix Plush mattress topper.
Helix ships for free within the entire United States. They’ll also ship to Canada for an additional shipping fee.
Helix also offers a 100 night sleep trial with this topper and that means you can test it out for a hundred nights and if you decide it’s not a good fit for you, you can return it within that time frame for a full refund.
Third Helix also offers a one year warranty on this topper.
As far as prices go, this topper comes in six different sizes. The cheapest ones are the twin and twin XL, priced at $110 right now. The most expensive are the king and California king currently priced at $150.
But prices do change often so head over to their website to see the most up-to-date prices.
What is this mattress topper made of? Let’s take a closer look.
First things first, we’ve got the cover which is made of 70% polyester and 30% bamboo rayon. Inside this cover we’ve got 100% polyester fiber fill.
This topper utilizes baffle box stitching to keep the fiber fill evenly distributed across the whole topper and prevent it from bunching up on one side or the other.
Finally we’ve also got a skirt. This skirt attaches the topper to the mattress, kind of like a fitted sheet. This is made from 70% polyester and 30% cotton.
This skirt is 15 inches and the top of the mattress topper is 1.5 inches.
As I mentioned before, this topper comes in six different sizes, which are twin, twin XL, full, queen, king and California king.
I’ve got the queen and it fits pretty true to size on my queen size mattress.
Additionally this topper is hypoallergenic and machine washable.
So what does this topper feel like?
To be honest, to me this is a little bit more like a mattress pad than an actual mattress topper in that it does add some pillowy softness to the top of the bed. But it’s not radically altering the feel of the mattress.
I will say that it does add that nice bit of plushness to the top of the mattress. A bit like if you added a mini pillow top layer on top of your bed.
The cover is really soft thanks to that bamboo blend fabric. The distribution of the fill stays nice and even thanks to the baffle box stitching.
When I first tested out this topper, I tried it first on a super firm mattress that was a 9 out of 10 on the firmness scale, where 10 is the firmest and one is the softest.
When I added the topper on, I didn’t really feel that it changed the firmness of the mattress that much. I would still rate it as a 9 out of 10 or maybe an 8.5. But it did add a little bit of extra pillowy softness to the feel of the surface.
Right now I have it on a mattress that is closer to medium firm so about a 6.5 and I would say the same thing here. It’s not really changing the firmness of the mattress, but it is just adding that pillowy top layer.
How does this topper work for different sleeping positions.
Just like every type of sleeper has different needs from their mattress, they’re also going to have different needs from their mattress topper.
First let’s talk about back sleepers.
I think this stopper could work well for lots of back sleepers. If you overall like the firmness of your bed, but you just want that extra touch of softness, I think the Helix topper will work great for you.
Next side sleepers.
Like back sleepers, if you already like the feel of your mattress, this topper could be a great addition to your mattress for that bit of plushness.
But if you are a side sleeper who needs more pressure relief, like if you’re feeling pressure build up in your hips or shoulders, this topper probably won’t do much to provide any contouring or pressure relief.
And finally stomach sleepers.
I actually think this topper is a great choice for stomach sleepers. As they often need a very firm mattress to provide the right amount of support to keep their spine aligned.
If you have a firm mattress and want just a little bit of plushness as a stomach sleeper, this is a great option to have that slight pillow top feel without making your bed too soft.
Let’s go over some pros and cons for the Helix Plush mattress topper.
First let’s start with the pros.
I would say first of all this is a great option for stomach sleepers.
I think it can be a little tricky for stomach sleepers to add some softness to their bed without making it so soft that their hips are sinking in and their spine is out of alignment.
This plushness will give you just that little bit of softness without really changing the firmness of your mattress.
Next I appreciate that this topper is machine washable, as it will help you to keep the topper and your mattress clean in the long term.
Also I really appreciate that Helix has incorporated some bamboo fabric into this topper as bamboo is a very breathable material so that’ll help to keep some air flow going throughout the topper and prevent it from trapping too much heat.
Now on to the cons.
My biggest con for this topper would be that I really think it’s basically more of a mattress pad than a real topper.
So if you’re looking to drastically alter the feel of your mattress I don’t think this is going to be the best option for that use.
Finally i would say I found this skirt on this topper to be just a little bit flimsy. I didn’t feel like it was securing the topper super tightly to the mattress. So if you toss and turn a lot at night, I could see this coming loose.
Alex P. Davis has a BA in Interior Design from The New York School of Interior Design and 10 years of experience expertly designing sophisticated interiors.