The Best Mattress Toppers in Australia
To help you in your quest for rest, we’ve tested and reviewed what we think are the best mattress toppers in Australia. Everything here gets our seal of approval, so as long as you know YOUR needs, we can get you on those first few steps towards a refreshed, restful and ache-free tomorrow.
2021’s top mattress toppers in Australia
Mattress Toppers - Are they worth it?
Mattress toppers can transform a tired mattress into one that feels custom-made for you; even a great mattress has the potential to become something truly magical when paired with the right topper. If your current bed has become a source of suffering, shelling out for an all-new mattress may well fix your nighttime woes. But don’t forget, the right mattress topper could provide you with a cheaper and just as reinvigorating alternative. Capable of warming you up or cooling you down; keeping you cushioned or providing added support; the right topper can even muffle the noise of you or your partner as you sleep. Before you invest in a new mattress, consider the benefits that the right mattress topper can bring.
What’s “the right” mattress topper though? Just a quick browse through the web is enough to overwhelm anyone with a list of materials, features and specifications a mile-long. Do you need a thick or thin topper? Memory Foam or latex? Microfibre or hollowfibre? A good night’s sleep is essential, so you shouldn’t feel paralysed by choice when deciding on the right mattress topper.
Detailed Product Reviews
At the bottom of the page, we’ve also assembled a buyer’s guide to clear up some of the confusing lingo and help you make an informed buying decision.
1. Ecosa Topper – Editor’s Pick
Featuring two memory foam layers, one charcoal-infused and the other infused with G-7 gel particles, the Ecosa Topper provides an unmatched level of “cloud-like” comfort and breathability. Plus, with a removable 380g/m² premium polyester zip cover, keeping this topper clean is no issue at all. Available in 7 different measurements to fit all mattress sizes, there’s no bed that can’t be improved with the Ecosa Topper. It’s our ‘Editor’s Choice’ for a very good reason.
On top of both being memory foam—and therefore durable and pain-relieving—the two layers of this topper’s filling each provides unique benefits that work to improve your quality of sleep. The top, charcoal-infused layer is not only soft and breathable, but it also possesses antibacterial properties, great for your mattress’ longevity and for reducing the presence of unpleasant odours. The second G-7 Memory Foam layer brings an element of much-needed firmness and support to the product which can help with morning achiness. It also reduces the disruption caused by a restless sleep partner by “up to 50%”. Finally, the 3D gel structure of this layer, with pincore holes that promote airflow, is ideal for keeping you cool throughout the night.
The balance between firm and soft that the two memory foam layers bring make this mattress topper perfect for sleepers who lay on their back—perhaps alongside a particularly fidgety partner. Memory foam, as a rule, provides solid back and spine support, but the softer charcoal-infused layer of this topper adds some comfort to that support and makes the product a better all-rounder; plenty of stomach sleepers gave this product their ‘thumbs up’. Sleepers who find typical memory foam too hot and heat-trapping will prefer this topper too with the G-7 gel layer that allows for cooling airflow.
Final verdict: The Ecosa Topper is a memory foam product without the drawbacks that typically come with memory foam. It’s ecologically friendly to boot: both CertiPUR-US certified and made with OEKO-Tex Standard 100 fabrics. This means that it’s free from harmful substances and via an environmentally-minded process.
Moreover, Ecosa is one of the most popular mattress brands in Australia, so you can always count on the quality and workmanship of their products. With the Ecosa Topper, you can sleep well and feel good about it too!
2. HILTON Comfort Science 5cm Memory Foam Topper – Best Supportive
Another topper for sleepers who’re looking for extra support, this firm mattress topper is a “Game Changer” according to one customer review, boasting a zip-off bamboo cover and some substantial—but not excessive—depth at 5cm thick. If your current mattress just isn’t providing the support that you need, and your days are marred by the aches and back pains of the previous night, this might be your saviour.
Memory foam morphs around your body as you sleep, cradling you, supporting your spine and providing optimal comfort throughout the night. The key factor in differentiating this topper from its competitors, however, is its bamboo cover. In addition to being natural and hypoallergenic, the breathable nature of bamboo fabrics make this topper cool and airy. Factor in the inherent dust mite, mould, mildew and microbial resistance of bamboo, and this topper cements itself as a crisp, clean and comfortable contender in the mattress topper market.
Final verdict: Sleepers who tend to get hot, bothered and somewhat sweaty during the night, but still need the support offered by memory foam would fare well with this mattress topper. By incorporating bamboo fabric into its design, HILTON has made a memory foam topper that negates the stuffy, heat-prone drawbacks that hinder its competitors on the market.
3. Giselle Mattress Topper Pillowtop – Best Value
Compared to the cost of replacing an entire mattress, it’s hard to see any mattress topper as ‘poor’ value. Regardless, the Giselle Queen Mattress Topper Pillowtop is our pick for the best value proposition of all. With a cool and comfortable feather filling at a bargain price of $95.95 for queen size(at the time of writing), you’ll be sleeping in luxury without breaking the bank. There’s plenty of cushioning here too: 1000g/m² of soft feathers encased in discrete square-stitched pockets (to prevent the feathers poking out from the sides). It’s also packing an anti-bacterial and dust mite-resistant 100% polyester shell. That’s a big list of features for such a small price, but is this the topper for you?
For this price, feather filling is hard to come by, so if you’re looking to bring a tired old mattress back to life, and comfort is your top priority, this could be what you’re after. Plus, with anti-allergenic properties—something that feather and down products often lack—this could be a chance to experience fluffy feathers without a single sneeze, sniff or scratch.
Final Verdict: Dollar for dollar, the Giselle Queen Mattress Topper Pillowtop is hard to beat. While the filling isn’t as luxurious as some of the costlier toppers but for the price you can’t complain. Moreover, the topper gets a near 5-star rating across 35 reviews on Amazon.com.au, proving its worth.
4. microCloud Mattress Topper – Best Luxury
Used in dozens of hotels around the world, any owner of this mattress topper will never be far off a luxurious night’s sleep—even if their mattress is far from hotel-standard.
Featuring a unique 1200g/m² of microCloud ultra-soft hi-tech fibre filling and covered in a pure cotton, easily-cleaned Japara fabric, this topper promotes a light and bouncy sleeping experience without the unpleasantness sometimes associated with latex or memory foam.
As a product intended for public use, this mattress topper assures minimal irritation, discomfort or potential for harm. It’s hypoallergenic, anti-microbial, free from harmful substances (as certified by Oeko Standard 100), odourless and breathable for superb temperature regulation. In addition to luxury, this topper brings safety.
Hotels like Sydney’s Shangri-La and Ovolo’s 1888 are proud to adorn their beds with this product, and microCloud is confident you will be too. Its unique fibre filling acts as a gentle cushion for the entire body before springing back to its original shape in the morning—perfect for people who either prefer to lay on their side and/or find memory foam oppressive. Additionally, the complete absence of irritants, animal products and allergens are a godsend for Aussies who want a light sleeping experience but struggle with adverse reactions to down filling.
Final verdict: With that in mind, there are two key customers who could find their dream mattress topper thanks to microCloud: luxury seekers and sensitive sleepers. It’s also one of the most-reviewed mattress toppers on Porductreview.com.au, racking up a rating of 4.3 across 400+ reviews with many Aussies praising its comfortability and durability.
5. MiniJumbuk Deluxe Wool Fitted Mattress Topper – Best 100% Organic Wool/Cotton Topper
This is a mattress topper with a peculiar, but interesting, four-layer design that avoids any synthetic materials. Pulling it apart, you’ll find a 400g/m² wool fleece layer, followed by a 200g/m² cushioning wool blend fill, mixed in with another 200g/m² of pure cotton fill all enclosed in a cotton casing. The topper can be reversed for summer and winter too—obviously the wool fleece goes on top in the winter and the cotton for the summer—so this topper is adaptable as well as organic.
Reasons to buy: Given the materials used (and the ones not used), this is a good choice for people who shy away from synthetic materials, either due to allergies or through personal preference. That’s not where the story ends, though; this topper has staying power. The durability of wool combined with this topper’s unique reversible feature make this a viable year-rounder. Plus, it’s lightweight and easy to clean, making maintenance and regular flipping no hassle at all. It almost goes without saying that wool and cotton also benefit from their incredible softness, even if they don’t provide much in the way of cushioning.
So, even if synthetic materials present no issue to you, there may still be some compelling comfort and convenience reasons to spend your nights on the MiniJumbuk Deluxe Wool topper.
6. The Cloud ‘Gen II’ Feather and Down Mattress Topper – Best down
The Cloud ‘Gen II’ is not only our ‘Best’ down mattress topper, but also the ‘most’ down mattress topper. That is to say that it has a higher percentage of fill (2000g/m²) than any of its peers, and that filling doesn’t skimp on quality. With a 10% down, 90% soft feather ratio, HotelHome ensures its topper is air-filled, soft as a cloud but also affordable in relation to other down and feather-filled products. Especially of value to the many leading hotels that use the Gen II is its 100% cotton Japara cover, which is stain resistant and makes cleaning far less of a chore.
Reasons to buy: At 10kg, this is a substantial topper, and one that would be ideally suited to someone craving that ‘fluffy’ hotel bed sleeping experience. It’s in the name: “Cloud”, and HotelHome has created a product that should be a hit with sleepers who want to doze off on an airy, white cloud in the sky. With such a bulk to it, this topper could also effectively rejuvenate an old, tired or just plain shoddy mattress.
Be careful, however, those who suffer allergic reactions to feather or down sleeping products would do well to search elsewhere for their mattress topper: it’s not hypoallergenic.
7. Downtime Bamboo Topper – Best Cooling
With bamboo casing and a 450g/m² bamboo/polyester blend filling, the Downtime Bamboo Topper is a wise investment for Australians struggling to remain cool, dry and—most of all—comfortable. The health benefits of bamboo fibres are plentiful: they’re naturally hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial (exceptionally beneficial to those with respiratory issues). Plus, bamboo fibres are naturally smooth and round-ended which makes them incredibly soft and gentle on the skin.
It’s these soft and breathable fibres which make the Downtime Bamboo Topper our top pick for cooling. Unlike the strands that make up typical types of fibre, bamboo strands do not snag on one another and cause airflow obstructions. With air able to flow free through the bamboo fibre, mattress toppers made of the material are able to promote heat regulation more effectively than those made of cotton or synthetic fabrics.
Reasons to buy: People who find themselves drenched with sweat and gasping for water each morning will definitely want to consider the Downtime Bamboo Topper. The heat-regulating, moisture-wicking and anti-bacterial properties alone make it a sensible choice for Aussie summer, but with the comfort afforded by bamboo fibres it becomes hard to resist.
Buyer’s guide: Factors to consider while choosing a mattress topper
You’ve already seen seven high-quality mattress toppers, but there’s a whole world of sleeping products out there. You need to know what to look out for when taking the search into your own hands.
Here’s a quick ‘buyer’s guide’ to help you make an informed choice.
There are seven primary bed sizes. Make sure that any mattress topper you buy is an appropriate size for your bed:
- Single (S) – 92cm x 188cm
- Single Long (SL) – 92cm x 203cm
- King Single (KS) – 107cm x 203cm
- Double (D) – 138cm x 188cm
- Queen (Q) – 153cm x 203cm
- King (K) – 183cm x 203cm
- Super King (SK) – 203cm x 203cm
Different materials bestow a myriad of different qualities on to a mattress topper. Here are the key points to remain mindful of when choosing a material for your nighttime comfort.
Mattress toppers made of memory foam can reduce aches and pains by providing support to joints, bones and the spine. They work by reacting to your heat and moulding around the shape of your body. They’re often thick, luxurious and very supportive. Be warned, however, they’re also known to trap body heat and can lead to overheating during the night.
Feather and Down
Soft, comfortable and breathable. Feather and down mattress toppers are unrestrictive and lend a luxurious quality to any bed they’re laying atop. Sadly, due to the animal sources of the filling, some people are allergic to these products. If you, or anyone in your family, does suffer adversely from feather and down mattresses, you’ll want to keep them out of your home.
Microfibre and Hollowfibre
While cheap and unlikely to cause irritation, these mattress toppers also suffer the shortest lifespans and trap significant amounts of heat.
These mattress toppers are superb for allergy sufferers and sleepers who can’t keep cool. The natural bamboo fibres possess inherent antimicrobial properties, are hypoallergenic and naturally breathable—all while being very comfortable. Unfortunately, bamboo mattress toppers aren’t completely odourless and do wear out quicker than their competitors.
Unlike bamboo toppers, latex mattress toppers are built-to-last. They also possess the same antimicrobial and hypoallergenic properties too. There are downsides, however: latex toppers are expensive and also carry a particular smell when new.
Mattress toppers tend to range from around 3-7cm in thickness. Your own preference and the condition of your existing mattress will likely determine how thick you need a topper to be.
Thin Mattress Topper (3-5cm)
If your mattress isn’t suffering from the lumps and bumps of age or poor quality, a thin mattress topper may be enough to suit your needs.
Thick Mattress Topper (5-7cm)
A thick, luxurious mattress topper can disguise the shortcomings of a beaten down old mattress and make it feel new again (for a fraction of the price of a new mattress). If you’re feeling your mattress’ age, go for a thick topper.
Most toppers attach to the mattress via elastic straps that hook to the mattress itself on each of the four corners.
Some toppers have a textured underside that helps them grip to the material of the mattress. With these, there is no attachment process. Merely position the topper on the mattress and make your bed as usual.
Particularly heavy mattress toppers (like The Cloud ‘Gen II’) can stay secured solely from their weight alone.