Parachute Down Feather Bed Review – a Fluffy Topper?

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Memory foam is usually the most prevalent option on the mattress topper market.  For those who want to try something different from the typical memory foam topper, the Parachute Feather Bed can be a potentially great option.

Those who want something fluffy may want to consider a feather bed. Out of the feather beds I’ve researched, the Parachute Down Feather Bed is one of the most popular. I have been a fan of Parachute’s other products, so I was very excited to try this feather bed out for myself.

Read on for my full review and personal experience.

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Parachute Down Feather Bed
Parachute Down Feather Bed

The Parachute Down Feather Bed is a soft, fluffy mattress topper that could be a great match for hot sleepers. 

Parachute Down Feather Bed Video Review

See how this unique topper changes the feel of your mattress before you purchase.

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Who Might Like The Parachute Down Feather Bed…

  • Back sleepers. For those who sleep primarily on their back, this feather bed could potentially be a good option. It conforms well to the shape of the body somewhat. Back sleepers should feel nice while resting on this plush mattress topper.
  • Hot sleepers. One of the drawbacks of many mattress toppers is that they can add warmth to the mattress. This is especially true of memory foam mattress toppers. For those who want a mattress topper that doesn’t overheat, the Parachute should be an excellent option because it’s very breathable and shouldn’t trap too much heat overall.
  • Those who want to add some fluffiness to the mattress. Fans of pillow-top mattresses should find the Parachute to be an excellent option. It is very lofty and adds that pillow-top experience to the top of the mattress, making it a great option for those who want a cloud-like feel.

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Who Might Not Like The Parachute Down Feather Bed…

  • Those who struggle with allergies. While down is very lofty and soft, it also has the potential to trap allergens like dust mites and pollen. This could potentially be an issue for people with allergies. Those who are extremely allergic may want to consider a down alternative feather bed.
  • Those who don’t like a pillow-top feel. For those who don’t want a mattress topper with a fluffy feel, this may not be the ideal choice. It’s very lofty and essentially gives the mattress a pillow-top feel. Those who prefer to slowly sink into a mattress topper should take a look at something with memory foam.
  • Those who want a topper that will add pressure relief to the mattress. The Parachute does add a bit of softness to the top of your mattress, but overall it doesn’t really help the mattress relieve pressure significantly. For side sleepers, the Parachute probably won’t reduce pressure on the shoulders and hips.
  • Those looking for a value mattress topper. While the Parachute is very comfortable and fluffy, it is not the most affordable mattress topper. Down is a pricier material, so for those who want to save some money, a down alternative or memory foam option might be a more appropriate option.

Parachute Down Feather Bed Feel

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Parachute Down Feather Bed
Parachute Down Feather Bed
Parachute Down Feather Bed

The Parachute Down Feather Bed is a soft, fluffy mattress topper that could be a great match for hot sleepers. 

Construction And Options

  • The shell of the Parachute is made of 100 percent cambric cotton and features a sateen weave, giving it a soft, silky feel overall.
  • The feather bed is 3″ tall and features a baffle box construction, which creates a three-dimensional space where the down can fully expand.
  • The Parachute also has two chambers. The top chamber contains European white down, and the bottom chamber contains down and feathers.
  • The down has a fill power of 550.
  • The down and feathers are Responsible Down Standard certified, meaning they are responsibly and ethically sourced.
  • The down feather bed topper is OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified, meaning it is free of harmful chemicals.
  • The Parachute is available in Full, Queen, King, and California King.

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My Experience

The Parachute came neatly packaged in an interesting plastic carrying bag. After opening it up, the feather bed expanded quickly and was ready for immediate use. Unlike a memory foam mattress topper, the Parachute did not have a strong chemical smell and did not need time to fully expand.

To test out its softness, I placed the Parachute on a firmer mattress. This mattress felt close to an 8/10 before I put the feather bed on top. After placing the topper, the mattress felt more like a 7.5/10. Overall, the feather bed did not make the mattress significantly softer in my experience.

I will say that the softness of this feather bed topper will depend on the person’s weight. I am a larger person and weigh 230 lbs. While I press right through the Parachute, lighter people might have a different experience. Because of this, lighter-weight people could find that the feather bed feels softer overall.

See our list of the best mattresses for heavy people.

Parachute Down Feather Bed Back Sleeping

How did the Parachute affect me while I slept in different positions? This was my overall experience:

  • While lying on my back, I feel very nice and comfortable. The feather bed surrounds me and takes the shape of my body. It doesn’t give me additional lumbar support, but it is nice to be surrounded by the soft down.
  • While side sleeping, the feather bed does not add much pressure relief. It makes the mattress just a bit softer, but it is not too noticeable. It doesn’t make side sleeping on the mattress worse, but it also doesn’t make it much better.
  • Moving to my stomach, the Parachute is not the best fit for me overall. It is making the mattress a little softer and not as supportive. Again, it isn’t too noticeable, but I will say I felt somewhat smothered when I was stomach sleeping.

While it doesn’t soften the mattress greatly, the Parachute does add a very different feel to the mattress. It gives it a very fluffy, pillow-top feel. If you like pillow-top mattresses, this could be a quick way to get that feel.

Sometimes mattress toppers can add some extra heat to the mattress, something that is very typical with memory foam. While the Parachute doesn’t necessarily cool down the mattress, it does not make me heat up too much more. The down and feathers allow for some good airflow so the Parachute doesn’t trap too much heat.


Ultimately, the Parachute Down Feather Bed is probably a great option for hot sleepers and fans of pillow-top mattresses. Those who want a memory foam feel or something to really soften their mattress might want to look elsewhere.

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Marten Carlson

Marten is the Lead Reviewer at Mattress Clarity. He is a Certified Sleep Science Coach and covers the mattress industry as well as sleep science news. He is specifically interested in the connection between sleep and overall health. Marten has written for media publications like Consequence of Sound and received a master’s degree in Film Studies from Emory University. He comes from Franklin, Indiana, and spends all the time he can writing, directing, and acting in films.