Here I’m reviewing the Parachute Down Feather mattress topper.
It’s a very fluffy feather bed. I’ve been a big fan of Parachute’s products for a while, so I was really excited to try it out.
Is a good fit for you? Let’s find out.
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Let’s talk about the construction of it, moving from the outside and then going in.
On the outside, it’s going to be 100 percent cotton with a sateen weave. A sateen weave is going to be smooth and silky to the touch.
In terms of the actual construction, it is a baffle box construction. With a lot of down comforters and with these feather beds, it could be sewn-through or baffle box.
Baffle box can be more 3D. It’s going to have a cube. It allows the inside to fully expand, the fill to fully expand.
Speaking of that as well, in terms of expansion, it is three inches tall. It’s a very, very tall down feather mattress topper.
In terms of what’s inside, you actually have two chambers, a top chamber and a bottom chamber. On the top chamber, you’re going to have white goose down. On the bottom, it’s going to be down and also feathers as well.
This material is going to be responsibly sourced. It’s actually been certified to be responsibly and sustainably sourced down on the bottom there, as well with the feathers, the same thing. Also, they don’t use harmful chemicals to treat it, so it is a green option, too.
If you are going to wash this, you can spot clean it at home, but I would take it to a laundromat to do full cleaning, dry cleaning.
Also, in terms of choices, you have full, queen, king, and California king. In terms of price, it’s on the pricier side because it is actual down, $359 for a queen size.
That’s the construction of the Parachute.
What was my experience? How did it actually work for me?
Well, opening it up, taking it out of the bag, it was fluffy right away. I put it on my mattress. It was good to go.
If you’re looking for a mattress topper, a big concern is, is it going to make your mattress softer and how much softer?
I tested the Parachute on top of a firmer mattress, which is close to an 8 out of 10. Lying down on this, I’d say it only took off about half a point. Felt like a seven and a half after I put this on top of the mattress.
I will say, I’m a larger person. If you’re a lighter person, you lay on top of it, it actually might feel a little bit softer that it did for me.
In terms of sleeping positions, how did it actually make it feel better or worse for each position?
On my back, it felt even better. It conforms to curves of my body a little bit. It has a nice, fluffy feel. I feel very nice on my back.
On my side, it didn’t add a lot of pressure relief. It still felt nice and fluffy, but I didn’t feel too much more pressure relief on my shoulders and my hips.
On my stomach, no real effect, just to feel somewhat fluffy as well.
The main thing you’re getting with this mattress topper is, it’s a new feel. It is that fluffy feel. If you want that fluffy experience on top of your mattress, definitely a good option.
A big concern also with mattress toppers is warmth. Is it going to make you sleep warmer?
When we’re looking at a mattress topper, most of the time it is going to add a little bit of warmth to your mattress. If you don’t want so much warmth, definitely look at a feather bed.
This one, in particular, had some nice breathability. It didn’t make me overheat even more.
Let’s talk about the pros, who I think this down feather mattress topper should be a good fit for.
First, it’s a nice option for back sleepers who want a little bit more fluff. I like sleeping on my back, so lying on my back, it adds some fluffiness, conforms more to the curves of my body, just a nice experience.
Hot sleepers who want a mattress topper, should take a look at this because a big issue with mattress toppers, specifically memory foam, is they can actually trap more heat, making you sleep more hot.
With this mattress topper, a lot of breathability, I was not overheating whatsoever.
Finally, I think if you like a pillow top feel on top of your mattress, this is a great option. Let’s say you have a mattress with no pillow top, you want to have that fluffy feel right on top, definitely good pick for you.
Let’s talk about the cons, or who I think this may not be the best fit for.
First, I think if you struggle with allergies, this may not be the best choice for you. The main issue with down, and I have this issue myself, it can trap allergens like dust mites and also pollen. If you have major allergies, I would look elsewhere.
If you’re not a big fan of a fluffy feel, this may not be the best fit for you. It is a very, very fluffy pillow top feel. If you don’t like that feel, again, I would look elsewhere.
Also, if you’re looking for more pressure relief from your mattress topper, this is probably not a good way to go because with a lot of memory foam, mattress topper is going to add some serious pressure relief. It’s a dense material.
However, with something like this, with this more pillow top feel, you press right through the down, and you’re interacting with the mattress more. It’s just something to note.
Finally, if you’re looking for something more of a value price, it may not be the best choice for you too.
It is $359 for a queen size. There are mattress toppers of the memory foam variety that are $85, a better value. Now, while this a great deal for what you’re getting, it may be out of your price range.
In the end, I was a big fan of the Parachute Down Feather mattress topper.
If you are a back sleeper, you like more of a fluffy feel, you’re a hot sleeper, you don’t want to overheat while you sleep, definitely a good option for you.
However, if you’re a side sleeper, you want some more pressure relief, you don’t like a fluffy feel, I would look elsewhere.
Now you should know if Parachute mattress topper is the right fit for you.
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.