The best mattress upgrade is to have a mattress pad! Whoever said that, bless him/her as it was the best I could do to my bedding just a few months back. I was searching for a mattress pad for my old mattress (didn’t want to go for a new one as of yet, but the search is still on). Thought, the mattress pad would give me a decent upgrade for my existing mattress. I was of the mind to have a memory foam pad that is cheaper. Since the budget was tight couldn’t spend more even if I wished to. That is when I came across this Outland Beyond basic mattress pad with temperature regulating ability!!!
Temperature Regulating Mattress Pad
Must say, haven’t heard about anything like that. It is a not too cold, not too hot technology as they put it. The mattress pad is made with a heat management technology to absorb the heat when it is more and release the heat when it is less in the outer environment isn’t it cool to have something like that in this hot weather?
Anyways, the Outlast technology uses encapsulated bead like structures to capture and release the heat. They are made in such a way that the heat can be retained within them to keep the skin cooler. These fantastic molecules are dearly called thermocules which can be integrated with the fabric. It is as part of the covering fabric of the mattress pad. These microencapsulated molecules can change their temperature phase from hot to cold but that does not emit out. Instead the heat is retained inside them almost permanently until it is dissipated out when the outer temperature is lowered.
Unlike other mattress pad technology like wick technology it does not absorb the moisture from the body. Instead it works solely on the body heat. The body heat is transferred to these thermocules, stored there and is released when the body temperature and the environment temperature is lowered. This way this mattress pad regulates the body temperature to keep it steady.
Features Of This Mattress Pad
- The mattress pad comes in all standard size of the mattress and is available in the sizes of twin, twin XL, full, queen, king and California king mattress.
- It is made with hypoallergenic fabric material with 100% polyester fiber fill that is comfortable to the body.
- Ideal for women who have hot flashes.
- There are 3 ratings for the mattress pad that is determined as gold, silver and bronze, with gold with higher capacity to hold the heat and bronze the minimal. Gold can store more heat to provide maximum comfort to sleep. Silver rating indicates it is of average and suits those who have conflicting thermal issues. The bronze rating is the basic that works for normal sleepers who do not sweat too much.
- Outlast beyond mattress pad is available in three colors, blue, dew drop green and mauve.
- This mattress pad fits in all mattress brand as long as the size is compatible.
- A perfect solution for a hot memory foam mattress it seem.
Disadvantages I Found in Mattress Pad
The main drawbacks are that it is not water proof so the use of it as a mattress protector just went out the window. The second one is that the mattress pad is difficult to wash and dry. I mean people who used it say that it cannot tolerate heat and practically melts even at low heat to dry it. I conclude that the washing was not the way it should have been and that the material used for its making is rather cheap quality. If latter is the case I wonder where the price is justified.
The Other Products With Same Technology
The best thing I loved is that they offer the same type for pets bed as well. The poor things also need some sort of temperature regulation when the weather is intolerable. For them they are offering a bed instead of the pad, but the work mechanism is the one and same.
There also are temperature regulating blankets, comforter etc for us humans. The technique is the same as to keep the body temperature stored until it is needed to regulate the temperature around for a peaceful sleep at night. Seems, getting a comfortable mattress is not the end to have a comfortable sleep at night. The things we have to spend our money on to keep ourselves happy and satisfied!
It All Comes To The Cost
As for the price, well, I find it a bit higher. May be it is because of the material and technology used. This was confirmed after comparing the price of the mattress pad for humans and a bed for the cats, which was almost the same.
I wanted a low cost mattress pad and couldn’t spend much more than what I intended to so have to let this awesome technology go. May be I will but it next time and see if it feels good as it to read about.