Brooklyn Bedding Gel Swirl Mattress Topper Review
The Mattress Nerd’s Take: The Brooklyn Bedding Gel Swirl Mattress Topper is an affordable, classic memory foam topper that will quickly soften the overall feel of your bed. It’s infused with cooling gel throughout, so body heat shouldn’t get trapped within the materials— making it a budget-friendly option for hot sleepers.
- Uses cooling gel infused memory foam, making it suitable for hot sleepers
- Comes in a wide range of sizes and thickness options
- Affordable price point
- Works well for back and side sleepers
- Very basic construction
- Spot clean only
- Slight initial off-gassing smell upon unboxing
- Not ideal for stomach sleepers
This topper comes in one big piece of colorful memory foam— no cover, just the block of foam.
Gel-Infused Memory Foam
This topper is infused with cooling gel, which is great considering memory foam is notorious for trapping body heat. So if you’re a hot sleeper, this topper will actively work to dissipate heat, rather than retain it.
The Gel Swirl delivers that classic slow response, memory foam feel. The foam will contour to your body’s impression and have you feeling cradled and hugged.
The feel is going to vary based on body type and the existing firmness of your mattress, but for the sake of generalities, you can expect this topper to make your current mattress much softer than it already is.
I’d say if you tend to switch between sleeping positions during the night, this doughy foam is not the easiest surface to move around on, so definitely keep that in mind. But, a definite upside is that if you sleep with a partner, this foam does a great job at stifling motion, so you shouldn’t be disturbed by your partner’s movements as you sleep.
Overall, I think the Gel Swirl mattress topper will feel best for back and side sleepers because of the amazing pressure relief it provides. The foam will cushion sensitive areas like the lower back, shoulders and hips in both positions, and allow you to wake up pain-free. Unfortunately, I don’t think this will be the best option for stomach sleepers, since they require a firm surface to keep the hips elevated. This topper will cause your hips to sink— ultimately throwing the spine out of alignment overtime.
Brooklyn Bedding offers free shipping within the contiguous United States.
Buyers in Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada will have to pay an additional shipping fee based on your zip code.
Sleep Trial and Warranty
The Gel Swirl Topper comes with a 30-night trial period and a 3-year warranty.
Are memory foam toppers good for your back?
Memory foam is a great material for pressure relief since it conforms so closely to the body. If you experience back pain, that close compression can provide very comfortable relief and often help subside soreness, aches, or pain.
Do gel-infused mattress toppers keep you cool?
Memory foam products typically retain body heat. So by adding a cooling gel infusion to the memory foam material, it helps to lessen the body heat retention and keep the environment temperature neutral. The gel infusion is a makeup of millions of tiny liquid gel beads dispersed throughout the material.
How long does a memory foam mattress topper last?
Typically, a memory foam mattress topper will last about 3 to 5 years, depending on which one you get. Overtime memory foam will begin to give into your body weight and create an impression in the foam. Therefore, it’s good practice to replace them every few years.
Bottom line— the Brooklyn Bedding Gel Swirl Mattress Topper is a budget-friendly way of revitalizing the feel of your current bed. If you’re a lover of the doughy, impressionable feel of memory foam, you’ll love this option. The gel infusion will also help keep hot sleepers cool, and will ultimately feel best for back and side sleepers thanks to the exceptional pressure relief.
While this topper won’t work for stomach sleepers, it does have a range of options when it comes to accommodating multiple thickness preferences and mattress sizes. If you can’t decide on which thickness to get, I’d say the 2 inch option is going to work best for light to average weight back sleepers. And then, average to heavyweight back and side sleepers will enjoy the 3-inch model best— which will offer more support for your body weight and pressure relief for your shoulder and hips against the surface.
In all, I think if you’re not looking to invest in an expensive mattress topper and you want a quick fix, this will get the job done.
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