Birch Topper Review 2021

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Birch launched in 2019 with the organic Birch mattress. Founded by Helix Sleep, Birch’s mission centered around producing an organic mattress with sustainably sourced materials. That mission has since expanded beyond mattresses to include an organic pillow and plush pillow top.

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The company sources organic cotton, wool, and latex for each of its products. Birch provides full details regarding the origin of each material. The cotton is grown in the United States and is certified organic. The wool is sustainably sourced from New Zealand from free-range, pasture-fed sheep. The latex is harvested from Southeast Asia and is OEKO-TEX certified. These natural materials are durable, environmentally friendly, and sustainably produced.

Birch currently offers one mattress topper, which we take a closer look at in this review. The Birch Plush Pillow Top is a thick mattress topper made of natural latex and Birch wool with an organic cotton cover. This mattress topper is designed to be soft and supportive. Read on for a full review of the Birch Plush Pillow Top, including pricing, construction, and pros and cons, to help you decide if this is the best mattress topper for you.

Birch Mattress Topper Quick Overview

Pros
Cons
Pros
  1. Environmentally friendly and organic materials
  2. Breathable cotton, wool, and latex allow for a cooler sleep
  3. Plush feel with contouring support
  4. Durable materials mean a longer lifespan
Cons
  1. Spot clean only
  2. Higher price point
  3. Only one thickness option available

In-depth Birch Plush Pillow Top Review

Birch Topper Sizing and Pricing

The Birch Plush Pillow Top is 3 inches thick and available in standard sizes Twin through California King.

Though purchasing a mattress topper is a less expensive way to upgrade your mattress, a high-quality mattress topper is still an investment. The Birch mattress topper is handmade in the United States with organic, sustainably sourced materials and the price is reflective of that. The Birch Plush Pillow Top is designed to last a long time and is covered by a 10-year warranty.

Dimensions & Pricing
DimensionsThicknessPrice
Twin39″ X 75″3″$250
Twin XL39″ X 80″3″$275
Full54″ X 75″3″$300
Queen60″ X 80″3″$400
King76″ X 80″3″$500
California King72″ X 84″3″$500
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Birch Plush Pillow Top Performance

The right mattress topper should feel comfortable and supportive. Chances are, you are shopping for a mattress topper to upgrade or improve the feel of your existing mattress. As such, it is important to take the following factors into consideration. We take a closer look at the support, conforming nature, temperature neutrality, and motion isolation of the Birch mattress topper to give you a better idea of how it performs.

Support
Most of the support of the Birch mattress topper comes from the layer of natural latex. This layer provides lumbar support and promotes spinal alignment while being soft enough to cushion pressure points.
Conforming
The comfort layer of the Birch mattress topper is plush for deeper contouring, and the responsive latex gently contours to the shape of your body. It is not as conforming as a memory foam mattress topper would be.
Temperature Neutrality
Each layer of the Birch mattress topper works to maintain a neutral temperature. The cotton cover wicks away moisture, while the wool layer naturally regulates temperature. The natural Talalay latex does not trap heat, as it is 7 times more breathable than other types of latex. All three layers are breathable for a cooler feel to prevent the feeling of sleeping hot.
Motion Isolation
The wool comfort layer of the Birch mattress topper absorbs some movement, and the latex reduces motion transfer as well. However, these materials do not isolate motion as well as memory foam does.
Sex
The buoyancy of natural latex adds responsiveness to the mattress topper, resulting in a springy feel that is ideal for sex.
Noise
The Birch mattress topper is silent when bearing weight.

What Type of Sleeper is Good for a Birch Plush Pillow Topper?

When choosing a mattress topper, it is important to consider your sleeping position and body weight. These factors can have an effect on how comfortable the mattress topper feels to you. The Birch Plush Pillow Top has a medium feel, with soft wool and responsive latex. These materials are ideal for most sleeping positions.

  • Side Sleeper: For those who sleep on their side, the plush feel cushions the shoulders and hips, while the latex contours to the shape of your body for additional pressure point relief.
  • Back Sleeper: When sleeping on your back, lumbar support is the most important. The support layer of the Birch mattress topper provides back support that keeps the spine aligned.
  • Stomach Sleeper: When sleeping on your stomach, the latex prevents your hips from sinking in too far, while the plush pillow top should still feel soft enough for your chest. The table below outlines how the Birch mattress topper is rated based on sleeping position and body weight.
Lightweight Sleepers (Less than 130lb)Average-weight Sleepers (130-230lb)Heavyweight Sleepers (More than 230lb)
Side SleepersFairGoodGood
Back SleepersGoodVery GoodGood
Stomach SleepersFairVery GoodGood

Materials and Construction

The Birch mattress topper is handmade with sustainably sourced, organic materials. The company is transparent when it comes to its supply chain and certifications for all of the materials used to make the Birch mattress topper.

The Birch Plush Pillow Top is three inches thick with an organic cotton cover. The cover is soft with a little bit of stretch and a tufted design. The cotton wicks away moisture and dissipates heat. The comfort layer of the mattress topper is an inch of Birch wool, which acts as a natural flame retardant. This layer also regulates temperature and acts as insulation. The wool used is natural, organic, and sustainably sourced from farms in New Zealand. The elasticity of wool fibers allows this layer to retain its shape and increases the overall durability of the mattress topper. The support layer of the Birch Plush Pillow Top is 100% natural Talalay latex harvested from rubber trees in Southeast Asia. The soft latex is OEKO-TEX certified, so there is no off-gassing. Talalay latex is 7 times more breathable than other forms of latex. It also contours to the shape of your body and relieves pressure points. The pillow top is handmade in the United States.

How to Use Your Birch Topper

The Birch Plush Pillow Top is gently compressed, rolled, and shipped in a box. It is slightly heavier than the average mattress topper, so you may need assistance when it comes to moving or adjusting the topper. Put the mattress topper on top of your mattress and unroll it. The mattress topper does not have any straps to secure it to the mattress. The fitted sheet should keep it in place. Since the mattress topper is 3 inches thick, be sure that your fitted sheet has a deeper pocket to fit the height of your mattress and topper combined.

The cover of the Birch mattress topper is not removable. Due to the materials and construction, this mattress topper is spot clean only. To spot clean, use a damp cloth and mild detergent on the mattress topper and allow it to air dry. Do not oversaturate the mattress, and allow it to fully dry before putting the fitted sheet back on. Since the cover is not washable, it may be a good idea to use a mattress protector to prevent the mattress topper from getting stained.

Delivery, Trial, and Warranty Information

TRIAL PERIOD100-night sleep trial with a full refund. Birch will donate or recycle your used topper.
WARRANTY10-year warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship, but not normal wear and tear. Customers are responsible for shipping costs with warranty claims, but a shipping reimbursement of up to $30 is available if a defect is found.
SHIPPING INFORMATIONFree shipping is available to all 50 states, but is only available in the U.S. available in the United States. Birch ships within 4 to 6 business days via FedEx Ground.
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About Birch

Customer Service: Though the company is still new, multiple reviews have noted a positive experience with Birch customer service.

Reputation: Birch has built its reputation around organic, sustainable materials. Its products have a transparent supply chain and organic certifications. Though it is new to the mattress industry, Birch has quickly established itself with high-quality products.

BBB Rating: Though Birch is not rated by the Better Business Bureau, parent company Helix Sleep has an A+ rating.

Years in Business: Birch was founded in 2019. Helix Sleep was founded in 2015.

Physical Stores: Helix has a showroom in New York, where you can see Birch sleep products.

Contact Information: Birch customer service can be reached via the live chat option on the website, or by email at [email protected].