Lucid 12 Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress
LinenSpa has been producing and distributing high-quality bedding for ten years, and at the heart of their range are memory foam mattresses by Lucid. These are available in a selection of different thicknesses and construction methods and offer an assortment of features that give them a very wide appeal. Several of their models are among the most popular on the market, covering a range of prices and specifications. Here we review the 12 Inch Plush Memory Foam Mattress.
The 12 Inch Plush mattress comes in a full range of sizes, from twin up to California King. Six sizes are available in all:
- Twin XL
- California King
This mattress is built up from three layers. The base is eight inches thick and made from high-density foam. On top of this is a two-inch layer of support foam, which is relatively dense and springy; it’s intended to provide the right level of resistance to your weight. It’s also a memory foam so it adds significantly to comfort as well. Finally, there are two inches of memory comfort foam.
The cover is made from bamboo fabric for durability. It has a simple, clean design with no piping or rope stiffeners around the edges. The cover is neat and well-fitting and feels pleasant under a sheet if you don’t use a mattress protector. More good news is that it is also removable for easy washing.
One more advantage of bamboo is that it gives extremely good ventilation, which also helps maintain a comfortable temperature as you sleep.
The double layers of memory foam make this a very accommodating mattress. The top layer is softer and shapes easily to the body. The support layer also forms itself to suit you, but not as easily; this provides a separation between the top surface and the base layer, even for larger sleepers. The overall effect is a sensation of “deep” cushioning combined with very good support.
One thing that several reviewers commented on was the firmness of this mattress. It’s not hard and unyielding, but it is a lot firmer than many competitors. If you like a soft mattress it may not be the choice for you; some found it too firm to be comfortable. On the other hand, if you prefer more support it gives equivalent performance to many orthopedic designs that cost far more, so it could be ideal. The majority of reviewers found that they slept extremely well on the 12 inch Lucid.
Retained body heat was an issue with many early memory foam mattresses. The foam tended to trap heat close to the body, which could make them uncomfortably warm. Lucid has worked hard to solve this problem. This mattress uses open-cell foams for all three layers, which makes a big difference. The open-cell foam allows air to circulate more easily, so heat doesn’t build up so quickly. Because of the effectiveness of the open-cell foam there are no ventilation holes in this mattress. Some manufacturers prefer to add these features anyway, to further increase cooling, but they do have disadvantages. If rips or tears appear in foam mattresses it tends to be around edges, and ventilation holes add potential failure points. Between the open-cell foam and the bamboo cover this mattress scores relatively well overall for temperature control.
Lucid mattresses are made from CertiPUR-US certified foam. This means they’re guaranteed to be free of contamination with mercury, lead, other heavy metals, formaldehyde, and a range of other potentially hazardous chemicals that may be found in lower quality foam. They are also environmentally friendly – no CFCs or other ozone depleters are used in the manufacturing process.
Most Lucid mattresses are delivered vacuum packed, which makes for a compact package. It does mean that they need some time to level out and expand after unpacking, and may retain a chemical smell for a short time. Once you unpack it you should leave it for 24 to 48 hours to fully expand and air. That will allow it to reach its full size and eliminate any smell.
This mattress comes with a 25-year warranty.
The Lucid 12-inch mattress from LinenSpa is a high-quality item at a very affordable price. Its triple-layer structure gives excellent support and shape recovery. It is on the firm side, so if you prefer a softer mattress you may find this one less comfortable than you prefer. On the other hand for those who like more support, this is likely to be ideal. The open cell foam and long warranty combine with a low price to make it excellent value for money.