I want/need a soft cushion for the top of my mattress. I have fibromyalgia, and am a breast cancer survivor. I had read online that wool is a great way to get softness and comfort when your body is sore. This might be warm, but it is not a 'mattress topper'...it is a mattress pad. It is about an 1" thick total, and I didn't even try to sleep on it....it just isn't thick or heavy enough to cushion the mattress like I was hoping. I noticed when I ordered this that there was no 'depth' of the pad in the description. Now I know why. If you want a warm mattress pad, I would suppose this would be okay. If you want a mattress topper....don't bother.
This just arrived today, and it smelled so badly from the moment I opened the box. I could not stand the smell. I immediately put it in the wash with Eucalan (lanolin) wool wash, which is what we use for all of our sheepskins. It still stunk after one wash. I am now washing it a second time with just water. Hoping that after two washes and a day of air drying it will subside. If the smell does not go away, this will be going back. We have a number of small sheepskins that my kids slept on as babies, but this is our first bed-size lambswool purchase. I wear a lot of wool clothing (like Ibex,) and have wool comforters on our beds, so I feel like I am very aware of what wool should and should not smell like. Many reviewers said that theirs did not smell, so I can only hope that this one improves. Right now, it is intolerable. Also, it is not finely combed and super smooth to the touch. It is soft, and has a reasonably thick pile (about an inch,) but it is not super soft or smooth the way sheepskins for babies are. I would not like this to use against my skin, but under a sheet it should be fine.
After trying a couple of other mattress pads, we ordered this to lambswool pad specifically to provide temperature control for a wonderful (but too hot!) expensive latex mattress. (We had tried a lovely, soft, organic bamboo mattress cover with no luck ~ still woke up drenched in sweat.) This lambswoold mattress pad is a true temperature regulator (just as it must be on the sheep!). Feels wonderful and comfortable regardless of the ambient temperature. I am so happy, happy, happy to be sleeping through the night without waking up repeatedly due to overheating. This is our second order, this time for our guest room. Defintely recommend 100%!
Originally ordered for queen bed and loved it for years; then recently ordered for twin bed and received the exact same brand and quality as before. Deep pockets fine for 17" mattress with room to spare. Price may seem steep, but you will probably never have to replace it. Highly recommended.
Feels soft and plush to the touch. We purchased a twin size for our toddler's mattress, which is waterproof. We wanted him to have something softer and more natural to sleep on than the waterproofing cover on his mattress. I like that it is machine washable and it does sound like others have had good results washing it and air drying it. Ours is in the wash now and I plan on putting it out in the sun to dry. The smell that people complain about, is the natural smell of wool- SHEEP! It smells like sheep. I'd rather take the slight sheep smell than having it go through a process of weird chemicals to eliminate the scent. However, if animals are not your thing, then the slight odor might bother you. I am excited for this product and I think it is priced fairly compared to other natural covers out there.