Pure Green Latex topper review – 100% natural Dunlop, 2018 update
The Pure Green Series of has been dominating most of our categories that include latex toppers, and there are 3 reasons for that.
One – since we first started testing and reviewing latex toppers, which have seen no significant changes in quality or user satisfaction with the Pure Green Series.
Two – the versatility of sizes and firmness options, which is a pretty big deal for people looking for something in between a firm latex topper and the loft of memory foam, fiber or down.
Three – in terms of value for money, Pure Green is pretty much as good as it gets. Each product coming from the is brand 3rd-party certified and there’s no fine print to indicate that it includes anything but natural latex.
(Last updated: August 2018)
- Overall Rating 94%
Quality Ratings of the Pure Green Series
There are some new arrivals (like the Vygor series) that do offer the same kind of versatility in terms of the balance between firmness and loft but we’re still a long way from gathering enough data to reliably review and rate these.
As it is now, the Pure Green Series is the only one out there to provide the kind of versatility and adaptability to meet the needs of people with different preferences and scenarios (from classic mattresses to sofa beds).
5 LBS per cubic feet and on ILD of 30 – this will be the choice of people who find memory foam or down too soft and firm latex not lofty or comfortable enough.
The firm version of the Pure Green offers the classic feel and firmness of latex with a density of 5 pounds per cubic feet and an ILD of 30.
Sinking / Contouring
With any memory foam topper you see significant sinking of your shoulders and hips. If the foam is sub-par and the mattress not supportive enough the sinking can misalign your spine.
With latex, you’ll see much less of that, to the point where we wouldn’t call it sinking at all. We’d say that a better way to put it is “contouring”.
It’s our opinion that this kind of “hug” is far superior to that of memory foam, primarily because of the balance between support and comfort. This month’s update reflect that since we just recent tweaked our ratings formula.
The one thing that you want to look for if you’re considering a latex topper is that it’s 3rd tested, preferably using the LGA testing standards.
The Pure Green Series scored an unparalleled 99 out of 100 in the LGA physical properties tests.
Having in mind that it’s 100% natural latex that comes as no surprise. What this number means in real life is that no matter what kind of mattress you have, the topper will probably outlast it.
Property changes and breathability
One of the most important aspects of natural latex (compared to materials like polyurethane or memory foam) is that it doesn’t change with temperature.
With memory foam, especially that the low quality, you’ll see changes in the properties as the material heats up – primarily in terms of shape retention and firmness.
We have seen none of that with the Pure Green Series.
Range of sizes and thickness
All the versions above come in the range of sizes from Twin to California King and thickness of 1 to 3 inches.
The Pure Green Series holds the 3 most important labels of 3rd testing for the volatility of the organic compounds – Oeko-Tex standard 100, the Green Guard & Eco-Institute Certificate.
Source of the latex
It’s not often to see a company specifically listing where and how the material is sourced.
In the case of the Pure Green, they specify that the latex is locally sourced in Sri Lanka (where their manufacturing facilities are).Dunlop versus Talalay processing
One of the common confusions with people looking for a latex stopper is the difference between Dunlop and Talalay.
We won’t be going into the nitty-gritty of the two processes here. What we do want to stress is that Talalay his more of a bouncy feeling while the Dunlop is supportive in a way that can be described as “springy.”
Off-gassing and odor
If you get a latex topper and there is no faint latex smell, it’s not a good sign. All natural latex has a slight odor dissipation that goes away within a day or two.
The good news is, unlike chemical smells, the smell of latex is pleasant.
It’s also not a smell that can trigger an allergic reaction since natural latex is hypoallergenic and antimicrobial. But if you are especially sensitive to odor, you can always unpack the topper and air it out for a few hours.
Can it be used on its own?
Unlike most memory foam or down toppers that come with the cover of their own, what you receive with the Pure Green is just a topper.
This means that you can’t use it by putting it directly on the frame and you’ll need sheets to go with it.
We would recommend fitted sheets that are that just deep enough to accommodate the height of your chosen topper combined with the mattress or sofa bed.
The Pure Green Series continues to dominate the ratings among latex toppers and the current gap between the brand and runner-up is significant.
To put it simply, we don’t see it locking horns and battling it out for the top spot anytime soon.
Just to illustrate that – it’s been almost a year now since we started rating and reviewing toppers and the brand has been King of the Hill since day 1.
You can see what owners are saying about it and compare prices by following the links below.