What a crock! Walmart Canopy Memory Foam Mattress Topper Review

[POPUP=IMG1] At the furniture store we started drooling over the amazing memory foam mattresses. They were great to lay on and we thought they would really help me sleep more comfortably when the pregnancy weight sets in. Besides our mattress is older and is becoming a bit uncomfortable these days.

Speaking of pregnancy weight today my pants were on the brink of not buttoning. Usually my stomach is about level with my hip bones. I am still measuring 25 inches around the smallest part of my waist but when we measure over the largest part of my stomach it is 30 inches.

Here is a photo of the belly, it is my first “belly shot”.

Now get busy placing your vote on the Talina’s Baby Weight Contest okay?

Okay, back to the memory foam mattress now. At Sam’s club we spotted at $150 mattress topper that looked pretty nice but we opted to not spring for it at the time. Today at Walmart we spotted a similar mattress topper and ended up buying it. It is a Canopy 4” Hypoallergenic Memory Foam Mattress Topper. There were also 1 and 2 inch toppers for cheaper but we figured the thicker the memory foam the firmer it would be.

Turns out despite us buying the 4 inch mattress topper we only actually get 1.5 inches of memory foam material the other 2.5 inches is simply “base foam” which is just plain squishy and does not support you at all.

We are pretty peeved. Plus the size we bought was “queen” but the actual foam topper is really an inch short on each edge so it does not cover the mattress fully.

Needless to say we are not 100% pleased with this particular purchase. We’ll be sleeping on it tonight just to make sure there is no chance it is “the amazing mattress topper” we thought it was. Then we’ll be returning it.

Oh, wait! The insert that contains the directions advises of the “newness” scent of the memory foam. They say to air the mattress topper out for 8 hours before use. They also say that some consumers may be especially sensitive to the “newness” scent and may have to discontinue use and return the product.

Well, since I am a pregnant lady with a highly sensitive sense of smell the “newness” scent knocked me off my ass. I am sure it is some combination of toxic chemicals because the “newness” is burning my nose! Time to get the dang toxic and useless mattress topper off the bed and out of the house. So much for comfortable sleeping huh?

Anyone have a good memory foam mattress they want to recommend or all they all crap?

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37 thoughts on “What a crock! Walmart Canopy Memory Foam Mattress Topper Review

  1. ugh, that topper sounds awful. It really does make you wonder what’s in it that they had to include a warning about the smell!

    I slept for a week on a very nice memory foam topper as a guest and I liked it a lot. When we looked into buying one, the good ones were very, very expensive and we decided it wasn’t THAT comfortable.

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  2. I’m still looking for the belly in the first “belly shot.” Maybe I should get my magnifying glass out! LOL. Ya big fattie. 😉 Let us know when you really start showing. heehee. Just kidding!

    I’m sure it must feel big and quite different for you. I’m glad the tater tots helped you feel better the other day. Isn’t it weird when things like that happen?

  3. Thanks for the review! My wife and I almost bought this topper but thanks to you and my new iPhone I was able to read your review in store before making a mistake.

  4. Dan » I am so glad it help you and don’t iPhones rick? We were really not pleased with the product and the smell that came off it was pretty bad. If you find one you enjoy please do let me know!

  5. Hey there I just saw this post and ironically just purchased this brand in the 1.5″ I love it! It is all memory foam and doesn’t smell. Maybe it’s the foam base that stinks. Maybe worth another try. I am also preggo and haven’t been able to sleep. This is helping. Best of luck to you and the baby.

  6. You always take your chances if you buy a chinese made product, many of their plastic products (such as foam) are outright toxic. Read labels carefully and its worth the extra few dollars to get something made in a country with better product safety laws.

  7. I slept on a friend’s guest bed last weekend– went out and bought the same WallyMart 1.5″ topper a few days later. In shopping online first, I noticed that *every* memory foam mattress topper recommends opening it up and letting it expand & air out for 3 full days first.
    As my dad always told me: when all else fails, read the instructions.

  8. I bought this 4″ topper a few days ago. The smell was gone after 1 day, and this is THE most restful sleep I have had in my adult life (I’m 38/ 2 back surgeries already w/daily pain). I believe that the foam base serves a useful purpose; if they had just sold 4in of mem foam, you’d still pick up uneven areas of whatever you had it on top of. It might seem only common sense to think, “well then I could buy my OWN base foam/whatever and I would have just preferred 4 full inches of memory foam” but I believe the manufacturer chose a very specific kind of base foam (stinky for a day, so what… so are all the others) to go with that softer memory foam. I LOVE MINE! I’m thinking about going to buy one more so that I can make a full 8″ mattress of of it but I’m not sure how that would work (with two layers of base foam separated by the mem. foam vs. single assembly; far as I know, they do not make an 8 in. version).

    1. Well you should try a Costco memory foam, less than an hour to expand, a full three inches of gel/memory foam and the same pricing as the CANOPY so called foam. I have been waiting 72 hours now for the canopy to decompress, what a joke and a waste of time. What the heck is this company doing advertising that .5 inches of a memory foam bed is the cover that is good grief that is deplorable.

  9. I bought the same mattress topper at Walmart. I am 21 weeks with twins. I got so sick with a horrible allergic reaction to this topper. I got flu like symptoms of diahreah, vommiting, nasal congestion. I couldn’t sleep even though it was very comfortable which cause horrible panic attacks. Once I returned it I started to feel better quickly. Luckily they don’t require a receipt for returns and I still had the box. DISTGUSTING!

  10. the best mattress topper ive ever had what the canopy high loft and wasnt to expensive im pretty sure it under 50 it didnt bunch up anywhere it was great.. u just cant wash it too much it falls apart when i got my new one i put a waterproof sheet over it that way i dont have to wash it as often.. with little kids in the house something is always getting spilled so this way it safe so i wont have to wash it much

  11. I am so torn whether or not to open this mattress topper. I went to walmart and bought the 4incher and its unopened. I am reading tons of reviews and on walmart’s section it appears that though this topper has the least complaints of odor and chemical smell, compared to other ones. But then again, there are only about 35 reviews.

    Wondering if you can return this after you open it……

    I found a natural latex version on overstock but it appears there are just as many complaints of an odor (but also others that say there isn’t any odor) so Im not sure what to believe!

    All i know is, chemicals = HELL, esp having had my share of exp with MCS. perhaps ill air it out for a month…

  12. You certainly had a nightmare experience with that topper. It’s one thing to have one disappointment, but several while pregnant you surely could have done without..

    Good that you had no probs sending it back though.

  13. completely false advertising don’t buy!! I work as a custom seating specialist in the healthcare industry and I know what memory foam is… I just spent 100 dollars on a plain old piece of foam…there is no memory at all. Needless to say I’m completely disapointed and am going directly back to walmart to return this …Outright lies and falsely advertised… 🙁

    1. @OT therapist I’m also an OT and I agree with you. I just bought the 21/2 inch pad n remeasured several times. The thickest part was 2″. Guess its going back!
      CrayonScribe, get your hormones checked!

  14. It is called “research”. If I would have caught this article to begin with, I would have recommended that you do a lot of it if you’re going to be having a baby. I spent 2 days reading reviews and watching videos that explained to me what my options were and what to watch out for. Additionally, Canopy now makes it much better. It is a 2″ / 2″ split on the regular-to-memory foam ratio, and the odor is more easily controlled. That last part doesn’t matter much if you weren’t bright enough to follow the directions to begin. People who blog should probably learn to read first. Once your kid hits first grade, ask for lessons.

    1.  @CrayonScribe Ha, ha. Thanks for those “perils of wisdom”. It is interesting that my opinion/ shared experience post got you so riled up over a mattress. Thanks for the visit anyway and hopefully your mood improves soon 🙂 Have a good one!

    2.  @CrayonScribe Well, “bright boy”, I just bought WALMART’S Canopy 4″ Memory Foam Mattress Topper and if there is a first grader whose parents will allow you near him or her, ask her or him to measure a new mattress topper for you since you seem to be lacking in such rudimentary skills.  Maybe he or she can read the tape measure or ruler in your case.  Total thickness is actually 3 1/2 “, rendering your 2″X2” split on “the regular-to-memory foam ratio” totally BUSTED.  And while we’re at it, who comes up with such phrases as “regular-to-memory foam ratio”?  Oh, wait, I know, manufacturers and marketers.  You’re a WalMart debunker.  You’re paid by WalMart to disclaim complaints of their falsely advertised and potentially dangerous products by insulting the intelligence of young, pregnant women, aren’t you?.  BUSTED AGAIN.  And by potentially dangerous I’m referring to the “slight odor” that you and the manufacturer refer to. What odor control technique did you use?  Was complete airing “for several days” as referred to in the hastily printed insert found shrink wrapped with the topper the “odor control” method most helpful for you?  Where did you accomplish this?  In the room where you were sleeping or somewhere where the entire family could experience nausea togetherness.  Or maybe there is room between yours and your neighbor’s doublewide.  But then, of course, he’d unleash his Pit Bull on you for making his family sick too.  While the manufacturer’s note states that the “slight odor” is harmless, China, which is where this product was manufactured, is known for their complete disregard for the safety an of their customers.  For myself, I’m toughing out the “Slight Odor”, which seems to be getting stronger every day.  Maybe if I lay it out on the deck the yellow spots in front of my eyes will dissipate and my breathing will return to normal.

  15. We got a King 2 in memory topper that came with a zippered cover.
    You can get it at Bed Bath and Beyond store , online or in the store for $199.
    Its very comfortable, was NOT smelly at ALL!
    It plumped up right away.
    Its more than we wanted to pay

  16. Your comment about the newness smell made me crack up. Thanks for the laugh. God bless you and your little one on the way!!!!

  17. My mattress is 7 inches thick, queen size, I want a mattress cover, / protector… can’t find anything that isn’t 18 inches deep… this is like putting a size 8 woman into a size 18 dresss

  18. I found a Canopy Memory foam 2.5 King on clearance for $24.00 at Walmart.
    It also has the super nice cover with it.
    I checked and it was still in the factory seal so I grabbed it.
    The thing is I unpackaged it and laid it out over a day and a half ago and it hasn’t expanded at all?
    Not sure what the problem is? The creases are crazy!
    I have purchased this product before and absolutely love them, I have chronic pain and arthritis in my spine and this product normally is a blessing. This is the first time I have experienced this problem.

  19. Now that is just unfortunate. One and a half inches of memory foam won’t be able to fully support a pregnant woman, let alone you and your husband. I think it’s a good thing it wasn’t expensive.

  20. I used this mattress topper for over one year, and I am no light weight. It was great. I would still be using it if I hadn’t moved and had to downsize to a twin bed. I bought the topper because I could feel the springs of my old queen mattress digging into my back. With the Canopy 4 inch topper, I felt nothing but comfort. I wish I could find one for my twin bed.

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