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Panda memory foam bamboo mattress topper composition
The Panda London mattress topper is rather simple in construction, but that's not necessarily bad.
Advertised simply as "Panda The Topper", this is one of the best mattress toppers available in the UK! 🇬🇧
The layers of the Panda memory foam bamboo mattress topper UK:
- Breathable bamboo & polyester top cover with elastic straps.
- Third-generation gel-infused memory foam.
- Anti-slip layer with micro-silicone grips.
It has a total depth of 5 cm (1.9 inches).
We discuss the top and bottom layers in more detail in the section on the Panda topper cover.
For now, let's look at the core of the topper.
A gel-infused memory foam topper
The Panda cooling mattress topper is advertised as a "Hydro Foam" product.
Hydro foam is a special blend of gel-infused memory foam.
Standard memory foam is known to retain heat, but the cooling gel in the Panda memory foam topper helps regulate your body temperature while you sleep.
This prevents you from getting too hot and overheating. 🥵
We look at the cooling elements in more detail further down.
But, for now, it's great to know that the Panda bed topper gives you all the unique properties of memory foam without excessive heat.
Does the Panda memory foam mattress topper sleep hot?
Memory foam is known for its heat-retention properties. 🥵
But the Panda memory foam topper uses unique temperature regulation technology to prevent you from ever feeling too hot or clammy.
This is two-fold:
- The Hydro foam layer is infused with a cooling gel with microbeads. These expand when they get warm & create extra space between the cells to release heat.
- The bamboo fibre cover has great thermo-regulating properties, allowing air to flow freely and keeping you cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
These features ensure good breathability and a steady airflow stream through the topper.
This carries away excess heat to keep you cool and comfortable.
We tested the topper during a seasonal change, with some nights warmer and other nights cooler.
Sleeping on the Panda topper definitely felt warmer than sleeping on a pocket sprung mattress but at no point did any of our test sleepers feel hot or clammy.
Instead, the Panda memory foam bamboo mattress topper created a cosy and comfortable sleeping environment.
If you easily feel very hot while sleeping and are prone to night sweats, we’d be careful with memory foam.
Even the best cooling memory foam toppers won’t keep you as cool as a pocket sprung mattress without a topper.
If this is a concern, we recommend you consider buying a new mattress that suits you better.
Panda bamboo memory foam mattress topper sizes
The Panda bamboo topper is conveniently available in a range of British and European mattress sizes to fit (just about) any bed you may come across. 🇬🇧 🇪🇺
These sizes include:
- Panda mattress topper single: 90 x 190 cm (3'0" x 6'3")
- Panda mattress topper EU single: 90 x 200 cm (3'0" x 6'6")
- Panda mattress topper small double: 120 x 190 cm (4'0" x 6'3")
- Panda mattress topper UK double: 135 x 190 cm (4'6" x 6'3")
- Panda mattress topper EU double: 140 x 200 cm (4'7" x 6'6)
- Panda mattress topper king size: 150 x 200 cm (5'0" x 6'6")
- Panda mattress topper EU king: 160 x 200 cm (5'3" x 6'6")
- Panda mattress topper super king: 180 x 200 cm (6'0" x 6'6")
- Panda mattress topper emperor: 200 x 200 cm (6'6" x 6'6")
Your topper size will have to match your mattress size.
So, for example, if you have a king-size mattress, you also need to buy a Panda topper king size, or, if you have a double mattress, you need a Panda double mattress topper.
Finding an emperor-size mattress topper isn't easy, especially if you're looking to buy from bed-in-a-box companies. 👑
On that note, finding emperor beds available as bed-in-box mattresses is also quite challenging.
The best one we've found is the Otty Hybrid.
Panda topper depth
The Panda memory foam topper has a height of 5 cm (1.9 inches).
It weighs between 7 and 10 kg, depending on the size of your topper.
The super king sizes can get quite heavy!
Panda mattress topper discount codes
Panda London offers some of the most affordable bedding and sleep accessories in the UK.
You'll undoubtedly get the Panda mattress topper best price deal through Panda London directly.
You don't have to browse the internet for the best discount codes.
If there is a promotion currently running, we’ll display it throughout this article.
Most promotions will automatically be applied at checkout.
You can also head over to our discounts page to see all our discounts.
Panda Life NHS discounts
Panda London offers a special discount to NHS staff and Blue Light Card members. 🩺
You'll need to provide some form of identification when concluding your purchase, but we'd recommend turning directly to Panda support to assist you.
They're super efficient and friendly, too!
You'll find all the Panda contact details at the bottom of this article.
Panda topper delivery conditions
Panda London delivers all its products in recycled and recyclable cardboard boxes.
Delivery generally takes 5 working days, but next-day delivery options are also available.
Delivery is free within the UK for all orders above £30.
Panda does deliver worldwide, but delivery costs would apply. 🌎
There's nothing boring about Panda The Topper delivery boxes.
All outer packaging is made from 100% recycled materials that are also fully recyclable.
The mattress topper is wrapped in plastic, though.
This is necessary as the topper is compressed and vacuum-sealed, which allows it to fit into the compact box.
To make your unpacking experience more pleasant, Panda includes cute notes at random places on their boxes.
The Panda topper greeted us with a "Hello Beautiful" when we first unpacked it - enough to melt anyone's heart. 🥰
How to unpack your Panda topper
The Panda topper is a tad heavy - especially if you're ordering a larger size - but you should still be able to handle it alone.
We tried the UK double size and didn't have any trouble.
- Place the box on your bed, open it up, and slide the rolled-up topper out onto your mattress.
- Using scissors, carefully cut the plastic cover and pull the topper out - make sure you don't damage the actual topper or straps!
- Remove the rest of the plastic packaging and roll the topper out onto your bed.
- The topper will start to expand - ours reached full size within half an hour, but Panda advises that it can take up to 16 hours to expand fully.
We noticed a kink in the topper when we first unfolded it, but this disappeared completely during the day.
Panda mattress topper smell
You may notice a chemical smell when you first unpack your Panda topper.
This is called off-gassing, a common side effect of vacuum-sealed memory foam products.
The smell isn't toxic or harmful but can be slightly unpleasant.
If you experience this, let the product breathe until the smell disappears.
We've tried a few Panda London products and didn't experience off-gassing with any of them, but it may happen with your product.
Panda topper guarantee
Panda products are designed to last. ✅
That’s why the Panda mattress topper comes with a 10-year guarantee.
If you have any trouble with your item, no matter what, feel free to contact Panda London’s customer support team.