Parachute Topper Review

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Parachute launched in 2014 as a direct-to-consumer bedding brand. The product line quickly expanded to include bath items, decor, rugs, mattress pads, mattress toppers, a mattress, and more. Soon, the brand started selling its products in its own brick-and-mortar stores. Parachute’s main focus is providing premium essentials with a clean aesthetic.

There are two Parachute mattress toppers that can give a fresh feel to your mattress: the Down Mattress Topper and the Down Alternative Mattress Topper.

  • The Down Mattress Topper is 3 inches thick with 550 fill power. It is composed of two layers of feathers and down encased in a cotton shell.
  • The Down Alternative Mattress Topper is 3 inches thick. It is composed of two layers of hypoallergenic microfiber fill in a cotton shell.

Parachute also offers a Down Mattress Pad and a Down Alternative Mattress Pad. The mattress toppers are thicker and have a bigger effect on the feel of the bed. The mattress pads, held in place by elastic hems, provide some added softness and mattress protection.

In this review, we’ll focus exclusively on Parachute’s mattress toppers. We’ll share important information on the Parachute toppers including about their pricing, construction, and more. Learning more about Parachute’s mattress toppers can help you decide if one is right for you.

Parachute Mattress Topper Quick Overview

Pros
Cons
Pros
  1. Two mattress topper options with thick layers and plush feel
  2. Baffle box construction prevents fill from shifting excessively
  3. 90-day trial
Cons
  1. Both toppers may be softer than some customers prefer
  2. Toppers are made for comfort and do not help with motion isolation
  3. Topper held in place only by your fitted sheet; no straps or elastic to attach topper to the bed

In-depth Parachute Mattress Topper Review

Parachute Topper Sizing and Pricing

Parachute mattress toppers are available for all standard mattress sizes. The sizing is the same for both the Down and the Down Alternative toppers.

The thickness of a mattress topper can affect how plush it feels. Thicker mattress toppers usually alter the feeling of the existing mattress more than thinner toppers. A thinner topper may be better if you want to alter your sleep surface slightly, while a thicker topper may appeal to sleepers looking for a more significant change. Both of the Parachute mattress toppers share the same thickness and are only available in one thickness level.

The materials and construction of a mattress topper can affect the price point. Feather mattress toppers are usually pricier than fiber-filled toppers, and that holds true with the Parachute mattress toppers. Depending on your personal preferences, however, the Parachute Down Mattress Topper may be worth the extra expense since down is usually more durable. The prices for each topper are listed below.

Dimensions & Pricing
DimensionsThicknessDown Alternative PriceAll-Down Topper Price
Twin39″ X 75″3″$169$269
Twin XL39″ X 80″3″$169$269
Full54″ X 75″3″$229$359
Queen60″ X 80″3″$229$359
King76″ X 80″3″$269$399
California King72″ X 84″3″$269$399

Parachute Down Topper vs. Down Alternative Topper

Support
Both mattress toppers provide moderate support. Keep in mind that they are designed primarily for comfort. However, both toppers use a baffle box construction to prevent excessive bunching of the fill, and this can make the Parachute mattress toppers more consistently supportive than other types of toppers.
Conforming
The Parachute Down Mattress Topper and the Parachute Down Alternative Mattress topper both use a dual-chamber design. This means that there are actually two layers that compose the 3-inch topper. Having a thicker topper with a softer top layer can allow sleepers to sink in and enjoy good cushioning, but it still won’t provide the same conforming and contouring associated with memory foam or latex.
Temperature Neutrality
Down and feather mattress toppers are very breathable, so they usually don’t have major problems with temperature neutrality. That said, the loft of down can hold in heat if you sink into it too deeply. The fill material in the Parachute Down Alternative Mattress Topper isn’t quite as breathable, but it also doesn’t retain significant heat. Either of these toppers can be an appropriate choice for people who tend to sleep hot but also want a plush sleeping surface.
Motion Isolation
Because both mattress toppers are designed primarily for softness and comfort, any motion isolation that they offer will be minimal. While the toppers themselves shouldn’t transfer significant motion, you may still notice motion transfer that comes from your mattress. Neither mattress topper has straps or elastic to hold it in place, and the movement of the topper itself can be bothersome to some people.
Sex
The Parachute mattress toppers use down and fiber fill, so they shouldn’t make you feel “stuck in the bed” like some foam toppers. With a plush feel, they can provide a comfortable surface for sex but won’t provide much in the way of bounce.
Noise
Neither mattress topper is likely to cause significant noise disturbances. Down and feather mattress toppers can produce some sound when you shift or change positions during the night, so the Parachute Down Mattress Topper may not be entirely silent. The Parachute Down Alternative Mattress Topper is generally quieter.

What Type of Sleeper is Good for a Parachute Mattress Topper?

Weight and position affect how you sleep and can also influence which mattress topper is best for you.

Just as weight affects how a mattress feels to an individual, it can also affect how a mattress topper feels. Lightweight sleepers often prefer softer sleep surfaces so that they can sink in more. Heavier weight sleepers may prefer a firmer mattress topper that prevents excessive sinking.

Sleeping position impacts how a mattress topper will feel to you as well. Side sleepers often prefer a topper that provides added cushion to pressure points, like the hips and shoulders. Back and stomach sleepers may need a firmer mattress topper to provide enough support. Stomach sleepers may find that they sink too much into a thicker topper that has a very plush feel.

The Parachute Down Mattress Topper and the Parachute Down Alternative Mattress Topper can accommodate most weight groups and sleep positions. The table below shares a breakdown of how we rate each mattress topper for different positions and weights.

Down Mattress Topper

Lightweight Sleepers (Less than 130lb)Average-weight Sleepers (130-230lb)Heavyweight Sleepers (More than 230lb)
Side SleepersVery GoodVery GoodVery Good
Back SleepersVery GoodVery GoodGood
Stomach SleepersGoodGoodFair

Down Alternative Mattress Topper

Lightweight Sleepers (Less than 130lb)Average-weight Sleepers (130-230lb)Heavyweight Sleepers (More than 230lb)
Side SleepersVery GoodVery GoodGood
Back SleepersVery GoodVery GoodVery Good
Stomach SleepersGoodGoodFair

Materials and Construction

The Parachute Down Mattress Topper and the Parachute Down Alternative Mattress Topper feature similar constructions. The main difference between the two toppers is the fill. Below, we’ll provide more details on each mattress topper’s construction.

  • Parachute Down Mattress Topper: The Parachute Down Mattress Topper features European white down and feathers and has 550 fill power. While down and feathers are usually more durable and offer better temperature regulation, they may be problematic for allergy sufferers. The topper uses a dual-chamber design, which separates the down and feathers into two layers. Additionally, the topper uses three-dimensional baffle box stitching, which creates pockets that distribute the fill evenly while maintaining the loft. The outside of the topper is composed entirely of sateen cotton, offering a cool, soft feel.
  • Parachute Down Alternative Mattress Topper: The Parachute Down Alternative Mattress Topper uses a microfiber down alternative, which is designed to be hypoallergenic. While this type of fill is usually quieter than feathers, it may be less durable. Like the Parachute Down Mattress Topper, the Parachute Down Alternative Mattress Topper uses a dual-chamber design and three-dimensional baffle box stitching. The fabric of the topper cover is cambric cotton.

Delivery, Trial and Warranty Information

TRIAL PERIOD90 Days
WARRANTY3-year
SHIPPING INFORMATIONShipping is free to all 50 US states and military bases. Parachute ships to US territories, including American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Parachute ships internationally to Australia, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Shipping outside of the U.S. comes with an additional charge. Domestic shipments usually arrive in 4-7 business days. International orders usually take 10-15 business days.
MADE INCincinnati, Ohio

How to Use a Mattress Topper

Once you’ve picked out a topper, you’ll need to get it home. If you can’t visit a Parachute retail store, Parachute ships to all 50 U.S. states and American territories, including Guam, Puerto Rico, and more. Additionally, Parachute ships internationally to Australia, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and several other countries.

Once you unpackage your Parachute mattress topper, it should be easy to set up on your bed. As with many down and down alternative mattress toppers, you may wish to fluff the topper before you put it on your bed to help get all the fill material evenly distributed. You should be able to use the topper immediately. If your current sheet set cannot accommodate the extra depth, you may need to purchase a fitted sheet with an extra-deep pocket.

Here is a quick rundown of how to set up a mattress topper:

  • Unpackage your mattress topper carefully
  • Examine your mattress topper to ensure it is free from defects
  • Fluff your mattress topper by shaking it out
  • Consider airing out the topper if you notice any strong odors
  • Place the mattress topper on your bed evenly
  • Put a fitted sheet over the mattress topper and bed

These are general guidelines, so if your Parachute mattress topper comes with specific instructions, follow those instead. Following the procedures and care instructions designed specifically for your mattress topper can help improve its longevity.

The Parachute Down Mattress Topper and the Parachute Down Alternative Mattress Topper should not be washed. However, you can dry clean your Parachute mattress topper. Parachute recommends you take them to an eco-friendly dry cleaner every six months.

About Parachute

Customer Service: Customer reviews frequently praise Parachute’s customer service team.

Reputation: Parachute is currently known mostly for its sheets. However, its reputation for other home products continues to grow.

BBB Rating: Parachute receives a C- from the Better Business Bureau.

Years in Business: Parachute launched in 2014.

Physical Stores: While Parachute started as a direct-to-consumer company, it now has brick-and-mortar stores in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, and San Francisco.

Contact Information: [email protected], 1-888-967-8832, ParachuteHome.com