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Visc02 3" Pad vs. a 5 lb. memory foam topper.
on September 16, 2010
I never write reviews for products mostly becuase I am a terrible writer, so please try to stay with me. Let me start off by saying that I own both of these products. First off, I am a 25 year old male and just started going to graduate school, and live in a dorm room. Ofcourse the mattress was extremely hard and uncomfortable, so I decided to look on amazon for mattress toppers. I bought this 3" visco elastic ventilated memory foam pad.
The first thing I noticed is that i sank right into it as it, and because of this found myself tossing and turning all night looking for more support. I'm about 5' 10" and way about 165 pounds. Perhaps I would have done better with the 2 inch version, but I suspect I would still just sink into the hard mattress below. I tried this mattress for a week and finally decided i wanted to order something that I thought might give me more support. I googled 5 pound memory foam, which is significantly more dense than this one.
I finally ordered the Sensus memory foam pad in the 3" version which is about twice the cost of this pad, but with the twin XL sized bed in my room, this was manageable. The difference is well worth the price, I must say. It had exactly what was not in this pad, SUPPORT! It is rated up there with Tempurpedic at 1/3 of the price.
Don't be fooled into thinking you're getting a discount on this product with the price slash shown, believe me, it isn't true memory foam, and I'm sure they're making a killing on these pads. I honestly feel like THIS pad is more overpriced than the Sensus pad, which you really feel like you're getting a quality product.
This spongy pad isn't the worst thing in the world, but if a real memory foam pad which actually provides the benefits of memory foam is out of your budget, save yourself the money and get one of those spongy egg-carton style pads, they are about the same.
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