Panda Mattress Topper Review – Superb Cooling Comfort

Last Updated on 24 May. 2020 comments (6)

Panda Mattress Topper

If you’re looking for a huge comfort upgrade for your bed but can’t afford a new mattress look no further than the Topper by Panda!

The Panda Mattress Topper is the perfect way to make your bed heavenly without breaking the bank.

It is made from a special, gel-infused, 3rd generation memory foam. What does that mean? It means it’s high-quality and you’re in for some darn comfortable sleep.


Now I’m going to shock you here.

Panda life isn’t run by actual pandas…

Surprising right?

But seriously, Panda Life is a British company looking to change the way we think about bedding by using super comfortable bamboo fabric (The Panda thing makes sense now!).

They wanted to create Stylish designer bedding that was also good for the environment then in the backwoods of southeast Asia they found the 100% bamboo fabric and fell in love.

Since then they’ve gone on to create some of the best bedding products around including pillows, eye masks, and of course a bamboo mattress topper.

Panda Life also donate a portion of their profits The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to help preserve the panda species and their habitats. Pandas are a critically endangered species and need all the help they can get.


Panda Memory Foam Bamboo Mattress Topper

Brand: Panda

Filling: Memory Foam

Firmness: Medium-Firm

  • 30-Day Trial
  • 10-Year Guarantee
  • Breathable Bamboo Cover
  • Great For Back And Side Sleepers
  • Great For Neck Pain
  • Environmentally Friendly Packaging



So let’s take a look at their topper and check out what’s inside.


The main ingredient is, of course, memory foam, the same memory foam in the Panda Pillow.

Memory foam is really comfortable moulding to your body, and cushioning along your back and your neck.

Really comfortable usually memory foam can get a bit hot, which if you (like I am) are a hot sleeper then it’s not much use.

But Panda thought of that and included a Hydro Foam Layer:


Hydro Foam is a special blend of gel infused memory foam. This cooling gel helps regulate your temperature while you sleep and stops you from getting too hot and overheating.


But they’ve gone one step further than that and wrapped it all their signature bamboo cover which adds another dimension of breathability.

This is what gives this topper its unique temperature regulating properties. Marketed as Temperature Regulating Technology. It will keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Panda Topper Unboxing



The unique moulding and contouring effect which memory foam has, when exposed to your body heat and weight, supports your body exactly fitting your own personal shape. It helps to relieve pressure points


The fantastic support which memory foam provides promotes healthy natural spinal alignment. It becomes easier to find a comfortable position, prevents tossing and turning in the night, and helps you to get a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling refreshed. Ideal for people suffering from neck pain.


This aspect particularly affects memory foam mattresses and memory foam toppers but is also very present in memory foam pillows too. As memory foam dampens movement and vibrations across it, you will be shaken and disturbed far less in your sleep. You won’t disturb your partner when you have to get up in the middle of the night.


Memory foam lends itself naturally toward being hypoallergenic. Which is a real plus for allergy sufferers. Memory foam does not tend to attract or accumulate allergens such as pollen, dust mites, and mold


As well as dampening movement and vibrations, memory foam mattress toppers are excellent at dampening sound. This sounds dampening effect is paired nicely with these mattresses not having big clunky springs which can twang and ping in the night.

So as well as being able to get up in the night without accidentally shaking your partner, you will also not make a sound.

Panda Topper On FLoor


Bamboo is one of my favourite materials, it’s really eco-friendly because you just chop some off and it regrows without replanting and it cleans the air better than most trees do.

Panda Life have taken the problems of traditional memory foam and totally solved them leaving you with a fantastic mattress topper. Bamboo was selected as their favourite fabric for a whole host of positive environmental reasons.


  • It is naturally hypoallergenic. If you suffer from hay fever, eczema, or react to dust mites then this fabric is for you. Allergy sufferers can breathe a sigh of relief.
  • It is super silky soft. Ideal for people with sensitive skin.
  • It naturally antibacterial. Helping it stay fresh and crisp for longer.
  • It is a fabric that is naturally quite crease-resistant. No need to iron it.
  • It is naturally moisture-wicking. Which means moisture doesn’t stick to it easily. This also helps it to dry twice as fast as other fabrics.
  • Because it resists moisture, it helps your skin to breathe naturally. Allowing your skin to easily regulate its temperature and prevent sweat and moisture build-up.

Now, I have already mentioned this, but I have to elaborate. Bamboo is a very environmentally friendly crop. Interestingly, it’s a type of grass.

  1. It grows at a speed of around four feet per day. That’s about as quickly as you can harvest it.
  2. It self-regenerates from its roots after being harvested. So it doesn’t need to be replanted.
  3. It grows in dense patches. So it doesn’t need as much space as other crops like cotton.
  4. It doesn’t need any fertiliser or pesticides. Harmful chemicals don’t need to be used in the production of bamboo.
  5. Bamboo plants release about 35% more oxygen than other plants.

Bamboo is an extremely sustainable resource. By releasing 35% more oxygen than other plants it brings benefits to the plant simply by growing. It shows potential to be an ethical and sustainable crop of the future.

To top it off; it’s a washable cover too.


The Panda pillow has been tested to ensure it is safe for toddlers and people with sensitive skin which has earned it the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification. Oeko-Tex is an independent fabric research and test institute with the mission of helping you make informed and responsible choices over your textile decisions.

It is also REACH compliant.

What does this amount to? It is tried and tested by two independent testing and regulatory bodies and received each of their approvals. Science has spoken and the result is quality.


But one of the most incredible things is that they have a massive 10-year guarantee on their topper!

That is totally unheard of and provides incredible value for money.

That’s longer than some mattresses will last.


It’s perfect for pretty much anyone looking too comfy up their bed but more specifically:

Hot Sleepers – If you’re a hot sleeper or are prone to night sweats you’ll love the cooling aspect.

Couples – Memory foam absorbs movement so if you have someone else in the bed you won’t feel them moving about.

People With Back Pain – The memory foam provides excellent pressure relief and support right along your back and you’re neck.

All Sleeping Positions – Whether you’re a side sleeper, stomach sleeper, or a back sleeper; memory foam will form to your exact shape.


Panda Life truly does try to make this a suitable mattress topper for everyone. They offer it in a whole range of different size variations.

  • Single
  • Small Double
  • UK Double
  • King Size
  • Super King
  • EU Single
  • EU Double
  • EU King
  • EU Emperor

You will have a hard time finding a size they don’t do.


A fine detail about this topper which I really appreciate is the long elastic straps at the corners. Short corner straps are a real pet peeve of mine. This is combined with an anti-slip layer to make sure the topper stays put on your mattress.

The Panda memory foam topper truly is a darn comfortable topper. While I need to say that a topper won’t resurrect an old mattress (one that’s simply needing replaced, that is); this topper is still comfy even simply lying on a hard floor. You’re in for some deep sleep.

You can’t fault the Panda mattress topper, all the support of memory foam with a breathable cover, and a cooling Hydro Foam layer. Perfection.



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Comments (6)

  • Allison
    January 25, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Hi there, I am kinda at a loss here and don’t know what to do. My son 9, is insanely hot at night. I’ve tried just a sheet but it doesn’t have the weight 9 a good duvet and he can’t snuggle, then I got a ,at tress topper, then I tried 1.5 tog. I didn’t know if here was a smaller tog?
    I’m thinking of buying the panda mattress topper. ?
    The thing is he’s always moaning he’s cold . But then I need to go in and strip him down. I’ve tried opening windows and air purifiers. Nothing seems to chill him out.

    • Kieran
      January 25, 2019 at 9:08 am

      Hi Allison, I’m sorry to hear that, sounds very uncomfortable! If he’s getting that level of night sweats then I don’t think this topper will help enough, it’ll help some but this sounds like quite an extreme case. It’s actually something I tend to get, especially if I’ve recently been ill and I’ve found the only thing that really helps is sleeping ontop of a towel, or when it’s really bad between two towels with the duvet on top. That way at least you don’t have to change the bedding and it doesn’t get soaked through.

      Very strange though, sorry I can’t be of more help.

  • Rachel Leslie
    May 19, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Hi Kieran what do you think to the The House of Emily Toppers?

    • Kieran
      June 6, 2019 at 9:16 am

      Hi Rachel, I’ve not got a chance to try it yet but thanks for the tip!

  • louise
    January 8, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    Hi Kieran,
    I have looked at lots of reviews and I’m really interested in the Panda mattress topper due to its cooling properties. I am a side sleeper though and I am not clear that this topper would offer me the correct support required. Any idea ?

    • Kieran
      January 11, 2020 at 12:54 pm

      Hi Louise! It would be a great choice for side sleeping!

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