10 Best Eggcrate Mattress Toppers for 2021

Have you been waking up with a sore back, aching muscles every morning but do not have the budget to buy a new mattress?

What if we told you that you don’t need to either. Yup, that’s where the best egg crate mattress toppers can come in handy.

But how do you find the best ones out of the 100 different brands and products available online? Well, you don’t. We did all the research for you and listed out the top 10 egg crate mattresses that provide the best bang for your buck in 2021.

So let’s dig right into it.

10 Best Egg crate Mattress Toppers

In this section, we’ll quickly go through our top picks to help you better understand what you are dealing with. We’ll cover the key benefits and drawbacks (largely based on buyer reviews!) of each to allow you to easily tell the comforters apart.

Once you are done with our reviews, we’ll then move on to our buyer’s guide. There, you will receive helpful tips on choosing the right comforter and get more context for our reviews.

1. Zinus Swirl Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper

QUICK SUMMARY

  • Size: Full, Twin, Queen, King
  • Material: Memory Foam 
  • Cooling, Airflow Design 

Have you ever woken up with night sweats in hot and humid conditions? Well, not anymore.

This Zinus topper comes not just with a cooling gel but also conductive copper microparticles that trap in the heat with greater efficiency keeping you cool all through the night (even during the hottest summer days).

So if you happen to live in Texas or other hot regions, this is the mattress topper you need.

But that’s not all the copper helps with.

It also gives the mattress its self-cleaning, odor-neutralizing attributes making it one of the easiest to maintain mattress toppers (too busy to wash? No problem).

Also, unlike other toppers that offer 2-3 thickness levels, Zinus gives you 4 thickness levels to choose from ensuring there is something for everyone. These levels range from 1.5-inches to 4-inches. It is also CertiPUR-US Certified and thus meets all the required standards when it comes to performance and indoor emissions making it the ideal mattress topper for the kid’s room.

You also get a much higher warranty of 5-years compared to the 3-years that most brands offer further clearing any doubts related to its durability.

But is it comfortable?

Absolutely. After all, comfort goes beyond coolness.

In case you didn’t already know, memory foam contours to the body shape and distributes weight evenly. This relieves pressure on joints like the neck, spine, etc. thus reducing the pain and soreness (just what you need after a long day in the office).

And you get all of these benefits at pocket-friendly prices. Yup, even their 3” topper costs less than $40, the price you’d usually get a 2” topper at.

But if all of this hasn’t convinced you to hit that buy button, here’s the icing on the cake. Zinus also offers a free 100-day trial.

The only real downside of the mattress is the strong chemical smell when you open the package which takes about 72 hrs to dissipate completely.

WHAT WE LIKED

  • Pocket-friendly pricing
  • Ideal topper for back pain, neck pain, etc.
  • Perfectly contours to the body
  • Keeps the body cool with gel and copper microparticles
  • It is CertiPUR certified
  • Offers multiple thicknesses
  • It is self-cleaning and odor-neutralizing

WHAT WE DIDN'T LIKE

  • The strong chemical odor for the first 72hrs

2. LUCID Lavender Memory Foam Mattress Topper

QUICK SUMMARY

  • Size: Full, Twin, Queen, King
  • Material: Memory Foam - Lavender Scent

The LUCID is just as good as the Zinus if not better when it comes to contouring your body and relieving pressure on important joints like the neck, ankle, etc.

Not just because of the egg crate design but also thanks to the 5 specialized zones that further amplify its weight distribution.

Furthermore, each zone is infused with a lavender scent to improve sleep quality by relaxing the mind and body.

Don’t believe us? Here’s a study on how Lavender improves sleep quality.

And while the pattern is different to traditional egg crate mattress toppers, it is very effective when it comes to restricting movements. So irrespective of much your partner twists and turns, you aren’t disturbed.

In case you do not want a lot of thickness go with the 2” topper but if you like a tight hugging topper or are on the heavier side, a 3” topper is also available.

Oh, and the design never leaves a mark on you whether you are sitting or sleeping.

WHAT WE LIKED

  • Special design relieves pressure on joints better than most mattresses
  • Better movement-resistant system
  • Lavender scent improves sleep quality
  • 2” and 3” toppers available
  • Comes with a CertiPUR Certification

WHAT WE DIDN'T LIKE

  • Not everyone likes the lavender scent

3. LINENSPA Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper

QUICK SUMMARY

  • Size: Full, Twin, Queen, King
  •  provides maximum airflow 
  • Material: Memory Foam 

With 15 years of experience in the bedroom accessory market, LINENSPA is a brand hard to leave out. Here’s why their egg crate mattress topper is worth the consideration.

You want to get the value for your money and the LINENSPA offers just that with its long-lasting and extremely comfortable gel-infused open-cell build (will easily last you for 7-8 years).

Furthermore, not only does it contour perfectly to your body but the cooling gel beads further improve sleep quality by reducing pain in hotspots like the ankles and ensuring you do not sweat.

The mattress feels plush whether you go with 2-inches or 3-inches of thickness.

The topper is also CertiPUR US certified ensuring it meets the gold standard in terms of comfort, emissions, and durability.

It weighs less than 5lbs and is easier to move around allowing you to use it at multiple places like on the sofa, in dorms, etc.

This topper absorbs body odor quickly which means it needs regular cleaning or airing (a small drawback for an otherwise excellent mattress topper).

WHAT WE LIKED

  • Excellent quality.
  • 8 tabs for easy cover fitting
  • Machine-washable.

WHAT WE DIDN'T LIKE

  • Nothing to complain about.

4. Sure2Sleep 5-Zone Gel Swirl Memory Foam Mattress Topper

QUICK SUMMARY

  • Size: Full, Twin, Queen, King
  • Material: Memory Foam - Cool Gel Infused

Like the LUCID Topper, Sure2Sleep is sure to put you to sleep quickly with its comforting 5 zone egg crate design as well.

Each zone has been specifically designed to contour to every joint, balance weight, and, in turn, lower pressure on them.

Though the one major difference between LUCID and Sure2Sleep is that Sure2Sleep gives you a 30-day risk-free trial (don’t like the mattress? Have your money back within days).

Also, the swirl gel prevents you from waking up drenched with sweat but isn’t as effective as the LUCID topper.

The mattress topper also makes cleaning hassle-free. How? Simple, just flip and use the topper for another few weeks to months.

Lastly, the mattress can be used right off the bat as it does not have any chemical odor and expands to its real size within the first few hours.

WHAT WE LIKED

  • Keeps the body cool with gel beads
  • Contours the body well for pain relief
  • It is CertiPUR US certified
  • Comes in multiple sizes
  • Light and portable
  • Good Durability

WHAT WE DIDN'T LIKE

  • The material absorbs body odor
  • Requires regular cleaning

5. Milliard Egg Crate Memory Foam Mattress Topper (Most Lightweight)

QUICK SUMMARY

  • Size: Full, Twin, King
  • Material: Memory Foam

Do you go hiking, camping a lot? Or often need to move the topper around the house? Then the Milliard Egg Crate Topper is hands down the best egg crate mattress topper for you.

That’s because it weighs a mere 2.20lbs (yup, you heard that right) and is very compact so whether you want to carry it in the trunk of your car, carry it on your back or have a small storage space at home, with the Millard, there’s never a problem.

But that lightweight build doesn’t mean it compromises on comfort.

It is 2” thick and is 100% memory foam. Thus conforming to your body and hugging it well enough to put you to sleep within minutes and more importantly, give you a sound sleep.

Adding to that is the good weight distribution making it a good topper for anyone with joint issues or someone developing pains due to an old, hard mattress.

Even people with allergies can use the topper without any worries thanks to its hypoallergenic memory foam.

Milliard has a knowledgeable customer service team that will answer all your questions about delivery, usage, maintenance. And if you do not like the topper, you also have the option of returning it within 30-days (no questions asked).

WHAT WE LIKED

  • Weight around 2lbs
  • Very compact thus fits in anywhere
  • It is hypoallergenic
  • 30-day return policy
  • Certified by CertiPUR-US
  • Dedicated Customer service for all your questions
  • Delivers a pain-free sleep and keeps the body cool

WHAT WE DIDN'T LIKE

  • No thickness variations available
  • Lesser sizes to choose from

6. Milemont Egg Crate Memory Foam Mattress Topper

QUICK SUMMARY

  • Size: Full, Twin XL, Queen, King, California King
  • Material: Memory Foam

Highly rated, the Milemont is one of the most preferred mattress toppers and for good reason.

It is one of the very few (if not the only mattress topper) to come with a whopping 10-year warranty so you can use the topper for years with little to worry about.

As for comfort, the topper has been made using MDI memory foam which absorbs body sweat without smelling within days.

But that doesn’t mean you will be sweating a lot. Protecting you from that is the cooling gel beads which do a decent job.

The use of MDI memory foam and the crate design ensures minimal contact of sensitive parts with the thick foam reducing the risk of joint pains or soreness.

Go with the 3” topper for best results especially if you suffer from arthritis symptoms and are overweight. But if you need something light the 1.5” should be perfect.

The MDI material also makes the topper an eco-friendly pick. This claim is further cemented by the CertiPUR certification.

WHAT WE LIKED

  • Absorbs body sweat
  • Does not smell even after weeks of use
  • 10-year warranty
  • Great for aching joints
  • Decent cooling
  • 1.5” topper is light and portable

WHAT WE DIDN'T LIKE

  • No 2-inch topper available
  • 1.5” topper lacks thickness

7. Best Price Mattress Memory Foam Topper

QUICK SUMMARY

  • Size: Full, Twin XL, Queen, King, Short Queen
  • Material: Memory Foam

Just like you would expect from a memory foam topper, the Best Price Topper too does a good job of conforming to the important joints relieving the pressure and ensuring a comfortable, pain-free sleep.

Just as the conforming, even the cooling is decent. So unless you live in extreme temperatures, the topper has got you covered.

With a highly responsive active suspension, the mattress does an amazing job of restricting movements on the bed so your partner does not wake up every time you turn.

Being a 3” topper it is one of the best egg crate mattress toppers for heavy users as it has the perfect balance of softness and fitness to ensure a comfortable sleep. Though if you are lightweight, 3” could be too thick.

And further aiding your sleep quality is the lavender scent. But in case you are not a fan of the scent, there are also copper or aloe-vera infused toppers available.

While these aren’t scented, the herbal infusions keep the topper smelling fresh even after weeks of use.

WHAT WE LIKED

  • It is CertPUR-US Certified
  • Comes with a 5-year warranty
  • Restricts movement so you do not get disturned
  • Copper and Aloe Vera infused variants are available
  • Ideal mattress topper for heavy users
  • Good cooling

WHAT WE DIDN'T LIKE

  • Only 3” thickness available
  • The lavender scent doesn’t suit everyone

8. Sleep Philosophy Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper

QUICK SUMMARY

  • Material: Memory Foam
  • Size: Full, Twin XL, Queen, King, California King

By aligning your spine correctly, this memory foam topper provides you good nightlong sleep without any disturbance while also ensuring no pain in the sensitive joints.

But the stand out feature of this topper is its hypoallergenic build. For people that catch allergies quickly, this is a great pick. It also extends the life of the topper as it keeps away dust mites.

It is a 100% memory foam based topper with infused cooling gel. The gel’s effects are minimal but you have the option of buying a cooling cover along with the topper.

This is also a reversible topper. So in case you are clumsy and too lazy to clean or have guests arriving without notice just flip it and use it for another week or two.

Or you can also for the 3M cover combo and though these combos do cost extra their benefits can be invaluable.

Lastly, if you are a heavy person and even a 3-inch topper doesn’t suit you, this is one of the few toppers to have a variant with 4-inch thickness.

WHAT WE LIKED

  • Aligns the spine right for a good sleep
  • Also helps reduce joint pains
  • It is naturally hypoallergenic and thus idea allergy-prone people
  • It also keeps mites away thus increasing durability
  • 3M Cover Combo available
  • You can also get a cooling cover combo
  • Even 4” thickness available

WHAT WE DIDN'T LIKE

  • Not CertiPUR-US Certification
  • Cooling gel isn’t that effective

9. Milliard 2" Egg Crate Ventilated Memory Foam Mattress Topper

QUICK SUMMARY

  • Size: Twin, Queen, King 
  • Material: Memory Foam

When it comes to protecting your joints, this Millard does an equally good job like the one mentioned above and why not.

It too is a 100% memory foam mattress topper and contours the body just as well.

So why is it #9 on our list?

That’s because it does not have the same cooling effect as the other model since it isn’t infused with cooling gel beads.

Yes, the open cell technology does provide increased airflow and yes, it will perform better than a regular topper, there’s still a lot left wanting.

On the bright side, 2” thickness should suit most people though heavy users do not have the option of a 3” or 4” variant.

Also, it is lightweight at just 4.24lbs and fits in smaller storage areas. If you do not plan on using the topper or carry it with you on a trip, it should be easy peasy.

WHAT WE LIKED

  • Weighs just 4.2lbs
  • It has passed the CertiPUR-US testing
  • Evenly distributes weight to minimize pressure on joints
  • 100% memory foam topper
  • 2” thickness is ideal for most users for a comfortable sleep

WHAT WE DIDN'T LIKE

  • Only 2-inch thickness available
  • Does not cool the body
  • It has a chemical smell

10. Nutan 2-Inch Convoluted Egg Shell Foam Topper

QUICK SUMMARY

  • Size: Twin, Full, Queen, King 
  • Material: Memory Foam

Last on the list is the Nutan Foam Mattress Topper and truthfully, we aren’t fans of this one and should only be purchased if you are buying a topper for your sofa.

Why?

Firstly, it is a polyester topper so your joints, especially the spine and neck aren’t as protected as with a memory foam topper so sleeping on it is a big no.

And also, Polyester isn’t eco-friendly but you get good durability and it is also a low-maintenance material.

Another benefit you enjoy with this topper is portability. It weighs a mere 4.2lbs and is compact thus easy to move around when needed.

The crate design provides good airflow but we’d still suggest you only use it to sit as sleeping on it won’t help with joint pains or worse, can increase it.

WHAT WE LIKED

  • Ideal topper if you want firmness
  • One of the cheapest toppers on the list
  • Perfect for use on a sofa
  • Ultralight at 2lbs
  • Decent durability

WHAT WE DIDN'T LIKE

  • Not as comfortable as a memory foam mattress topper
  • Polyester isn’t eco-friendly
  • It retains heat
  • Some users might find it too firm

Best Egg Crate Mattress Topper Benefits

Unmatched Comfort

Tired of tossing and turning all night? An egg crate mattress topper might be the solution for you. These toppers add an extra layer of cushioning, allowing you to sleep comfortably. How do they do it? By conforming to your body and making you feel as though you are being cradled. This allows you to sleep longer and better. These egg crate mattress toppers are perfect if you are looking to improve the hardness of the mattress and do not want to spend hundreds of dollars on a new one just yet.

Ensures pain-free nights

Some of our body parts like shoulders and hips are more sensitive to pressure than others. This means that these body parts tend to start paining if your mattress is a substandard one. An egg crate mattress topper is carefully crafted to prevent the activation of pressure points by evenly distributing the body weight. Moreover, the ridges on the mattress topper make sure that there is minimum contact between the mattress topper and the body, ensuring pain-free nights of sleep for you.

Increases air circulation 

To add to the customer’s comfort, the surface of the mattress topper is designed in such a way that it facilitates plenty of air circulation. This prevents overheating of the body even after long hours of sleep. Thus, an egg crate mattress topper will keep you comfortable and cool throughout the night, even if there is a spike in temperature.

Easy to move

The egg crate mattress topper is extremely light and flexible. From a camping trip in the woods to moving houses, you can easily carry it wherever you go. Since it can be rolled up easily, it can be conveniently stored away while not in use, unlike a mattress.

How to Buy the Best Egg Crate Mattress Topper 

Below are some factors that separate the best from the rest. When buying a mattress topper make sure you keep these points in mind.

Material 

A perfect mattress topper will give you both support and comfort. Which is why it should be neither too soft nor too firm. A good mattress topper will lend your body support while not compromising on comfort. And this is possible only if the material is of good quality. Furthermore, the material will also help determine the durability of the topper.

Thickness

For a mattress to lend both comfort and support, it has to be at least 2-inches in thickness. A 2-inch mattress topper will not only make a firmer mattress comfortable but also provide you adequate support while sleeping.

Size 

If you are one of those people who toss and turn during the night, it is extremely important that you choose a mattress topper of the right size. An ideal mattress topper will be of the exact same size as the mattress underneath. If it is too small or too big, it might move around and even slide off the bed.

But, give the new mattress topper time to expand before panicking about the size. This should take around 100hrs or lesser.

Durability

Any mattress topper can last you for 7-8 years but only if you can find one with durable material. Also, always remember, the denser the topper, the longer it will last you. Thus get a topper with 4PFC memory foam over one with 2PFC memory foam. Though keep in mind, you will have to pay higher.

Also, don’t forget to check the warranty and certifications to ensure the use of safe materials.

Types of Egg Crate Mattress Toppers

We already told you the difference good materials can make but what are the materials available? Below, we cover it all in detail.

Memory Foam

The best egg crate mattress toppers are made of memory foam. It is the most commonly used material and the reason being it gives the right balance between softness and firmness. But most of all, unlike other materials, memory foam contours to the body. This creates a welcoming surface that eases pressure on the joints and reduces pain. Though on the downside, the close-cell structure means increased heat retention.

Polyurethane Foam 

The 2nd best material for your mattress topper is polyurethane. Unlike memory foam, this material has an open-cell structure. This gives the heat ample room to escape ensuring your body remains cool. But if you are a heavy person, the Polyurethane isn’t ideal for you as the open-cell structure means it will wear and tear quicker than memory foam mattress toppers.

So what is the alternate?

Infused Foams

Both Polyurethane toppers and memory foam toppers can be infused. In most cases, the infusion is of gel beads. These are especially helpful in case of memory foam toppers as it increases cooling functionality of the topper. Apart from that, toppers can also be infused with essential oils. Not everyone likes it but it helps reduce odor while some oils also help improve sleep quality by having calming influence. It is because of this reason, you will find lavender-infused mattress toppers.

Egg Crate Mattress Toppers FAQs

Q1: What is an egg crate mattress topper?

An egg crate mattress gets its name from an egg crate due to the similarity in design. They are also known as convoluted foams. The crate-like design increases airflow which keeps the body cool and also reduces strain on joints.

Q2: Do Egg Crate Mattress Toppers Work?

Yes, egg crate mattresses work like a charm considering you find one that is durable and comfortable. I would suggest going with a memory foam egg crate topper with cooling gel. They contour to the body and distribute the body weight evenly so the pressure on joints is lower while the cooling gel ensures you do not sweat too much.

Q3: How long do egg crate mattress toppers work?

Most egg crate toppers last for 7-8 years while you get a warranty of 3 years. But there are exceptions like the Zinus topper and the Milemont topper that have a warranty of 5-years and 10-years respectively.

Q4: How to clean an egg crate mattress topper?

Most egg crate mattress toppers aren’t machine-washable unless specified. We would recommend spot cleaning them a wet towel and if needed a mild soap.

Q5: Why is the mattress topper smaller than the mattress?

If your mattress topper is smaller than the mattress even though you ordered the perfect size, do not panic as it is done by design. That is because the mattress toppers spread out with use and shouldn’t be hanging down the sides as that leads to a tear when you get down the sides.

Conclusion

For anyone tired of their old mattress due to the body ache they have to deal with early morning or the arthritis pain it increases, an egg-crate mattress topper can be a game-changer.

That is because you can get them for less than $50 and this guide on the best egg crate mattress topper will help you find one that meets all your requirements.

If you have any questions about egg crate mattress toppers, don’t forget to hit us up with a comment below or via the contact form.

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