We’ve reviewed most of the down (feather) mattress toppers available on the market(read about our accurate unbiased method), compared them side-by-side, and scored them according to a range of factors including comfort, pain relief potential, durability, initial odor and heat retention ability.

Below you will find a comparison chart(click on the product name to read full review).

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Product Name 5" Queen Goose Down Mattress Topper Featherbed / Feather Bed Baffled
5" Queen Goose Down Mattress
5" Twin Goose Down Mattress Topper Featherbed / Feather Bed Baffled
5" Twin Goose Down Mattress
Millsave 5" Cal King (72" x 84") Goose Down Mattress Topper Featherbed / Feather Bed Baffled
Millsave 5" Cal King (72"
Price$117

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Conforms to body
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Durability
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Motion isolation
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No noise
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No sleeping hot
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No initial odor
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Appearance on bed
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Easy to maintain
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Washable
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Featherbed, down or feather mattress toppers are a common name of a soft mattress topper that is manufactured with the use of bird’s down and feathers. As down/feather mattress toppers are the softest option available, they are used to add softness to hard and firm mattress. These are lightweight toppers that are easy to carry.

How it is Constructed?

Featherbed/Down mattress toppers are usually made up of combination of geese and duck feathers and down usually found under their feathers to maintain loft. Feathers made the bulk of the filling with down as a smaller portion.

Health and Safety

Even though, featherbed toppers are not effective for back and shoulder pain relief but they are reported mostly effective for minimizing pressure points. If you are using hypoallergenic cotton cover, they are also effective for people with allergy. Feather quills can pop up and can cause pain after regular use.

Firmness

Featherbed/Down mattress toppers are considered as the softest toppers. They are not firm enough as support and loft is often lacking. They are not a good fit for people with weight as it compresses under the weight.

Pros

User’s feedback about its ability to minimize pressure points is above average. They are also very easy to move around. Heating issues are also not reported with very few complaints about heat trap. The biggest advantage is their light weight that makes them very easy to carry. They can also fit properly to the bed and don’t sleep around. Complaints about initial odor are also less than latex and memory foam toppers. Durability and longevity is also rated moderately if not highly praised.

Cons

They are not easy to maintain and clean. They often lose their shape and require constant fluffing and movement to maintain proper shape and loft. Machine wash can make them lumpy and can significantly reduce their life. They also fail to isolate the motion and often considered unfriendly if you are sharing with your partner. Complaints about popping quills and loss of loft with time are also reported.

Lifespan and Warranty

Lifespan and warranty is almost similar to other common types that is 3 to 5 years, but users have complained about reduced loft and thickness with time and quills of feathers popping up usually after shaking.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Featherbed/Down mattress toppers are usually not easy to maintain and clean as machine wash can considerably reduce their life. Only dry cleaning is recommended. It is also required to fluff and shake to keep their loft.

Price Range

Price is average if compared to other topper types. You can find a featherbed topper for $55 as well as for $400. On an average, users can find a good quality topper for $110-$120.

How to Choose?

There are plenty of options to choose from if you are buying featherbed toppers. You can check the ratio of feather and down before buying. For more loft, you may require a topper with greater share of down. Different prices and variation in thickness is also available.