Water Resistant Heated Mattress Pad
I rarely ever review products... ever. This product, however, is beyond expectations. I'm always cold when I get into bed, even with flannel sheets. To the surprise of many Americans, Atlanta can get frigid in the winter and we've had white Christmases before. My husband likes his "refreshingly cold" sheets since he seems to have an internal furnace that is enviably toasty at night. The dual controls means that I can get it warm on my side when I get in and keep his side "refreshing"... whatever that means. I usually put it on high 30 mins. before and then turn it down to a 2 once I've warmed up and sleep sets in. Whoever gave this product a "Disappointed" rating is off their rocker. The material of the pad is fabric and not at all "papery" and I wouldn't sleep directly on it... I'd put on my own sheets on top of it! Furthermore, the thinness of the pad does mean that the heat permeates quickly through your top sheets instead of seeping slowly in. It wasn't meant to be a cushioned topper. Finally, yes dual controls mean that there are two separate wires to plug into a socket. Most outlets have two plugs and if lamps are utilizing that particular socket, then just put in a multi plug socket that can accept more than two appliances. You can get that at any home improvement store for $2. All in all, this product has made climbing into bed less resentful of my warm-blooded husband and given me a more comfortable slumber.
November 14, 2013
Does not pre-warm the bed
I hate getting into a cold bed. The Land's End description says this heated mattress pad "pre-warms the sheets before you get in." However, there is a sticker on the actual pad that says, "?IMPORTANT NOTICE This warming product has been designed to provide you a gentle relaxing heat. It will NOT feel warm to the touch of your hand, even on HI. You must actually use it to experience the cozy warmth it will generate. If the control lamp is lit, it is working." So it does NOT pre-warm the bed. I turned it on HI for 45 minutes to test it and sure enough, I couldn't feel any heat whatsoever. And of course the bed is going to warm up AFTER I get in, with or without this or any heated mattress pad. I want the bed PRE-WARMED as the description says. False advertising, Land's End!
June 13, 2014
Best Gift Ever
My daughter gave this to us for Xmas 2 years ago. Every cold night my husband & I climb into bed we say "thank you" to our daughter. We love the dual heat feature for all the obvious reasons. I was nervous about machine washing it but plowed ahead and washed in my front loader on delicate, then hung to dry. It worked out fine. Whew!
I would love to buy one as a gift for a relative with a full size bed, but they too need dual controls and only queen and king sizes have this feature. If enough people request this, could the manufacturer be persuaded?
January 13, 2014
Good Product . . . .
This product warms up the bed in our chilly Vermont home. My wife (formerly a partisan of English hot water bottles) says this mattress pad has changed her life. Now she looks forward to getting into bed, instead of dreading the first 15 minutes of shivering in cold covers. The mattress pad is high quality, fits well, and attractively finished. A good product. The controller or converter unit emits a barely discernible, high-pitched "whine" that is unfortunate but bearable-- don't know if this is a defect in our unit or just how this things works, but my wife says to live with it rather than send the unit back for an exchange (at least for right now, during the winter). My wife says she's not willing to go without the heated mattress pad for even a few days. This is a good product-- it does what it's supposed to do. On another note, we ordered this item as part of a "free shipping" offer from Lands' End. The shipping was free but very slow-- it took over a week to arrive and then I received a notice from the Post Office and had to drive to the P.O. during its business hours to pick up the package. The free shipping wasn't worth the delay and effort required. But if you're willing to wait, maybe you'll feel differently. Anyway, the heated mattress pad is pretty darn good!
December 27, 2013
I love the way this warms my bed!
I have had this since March 2011. In Central Texas you'd think it wouldn't get much use but turning on the pad lets us delay turning on the heat. It also preheats the bed so I can fall right to sleep instead of shivering while the sheets warm up.
This past week our furnace went on the blink while my mom was visiting from western New York. We had a brutal cold snap (in the 20s & 30s) and only have one space heater. She slept on this pad with no heater in her room and was so impressed she decided to buy one for herself. Of course I beat her to it and sent one as a gift.
December 9, 2013
Wonderful heated mattress pad
I've only had this mattress pad for a week, so I cannot speak for durability. However, I can say I have been shopping and waiting for a heated mattress pad to pre-warm the bed where you could not feel the wires and this is it! After reading reviews saying the pad did not get very warm, the first night I followed directions and preheated the pad, set at 10. My bed was so warm, I had to peel back the blanket and wait for it to cool down. Since then I have experimented and discovered that setting it on 2 takes away the chill of slipping into cold sheets and prewarms the bed sufficiently for me. I love it! I have a 3" memory foam topper on top of my mattress, and the pad is big enough to fit over both, so would fit the deeper mattresses. I am very sensitive, and cannot detect any hint of wires under me. I would recommend this to anyone who hates to climb into cold sheets. The controIs are attached at the head of the bed, so you do not have to thread cords under the bed back up to the wall as most electric blanket do. I do wish it was zoned so that it was warmer on the feet than up at the head of the bed under the pillows, but this is a very minor flaw.
November 24, 2013
great warmth and quality
I've had this pad for about 2 months and love it! The heat is super toasty and the pad feels quite comfortable. Having dual controls is really nice since my partner doesn't need as much heat as I do. I get pretty cold in the winter and this keeps the bed warm all night. I usually have to turn it off in the middle of the night.
November 18, 2013
One of the best things I've ever purchased!
I didn't know I needed this bed warmer until I saw it in the catalog. Life changing in that I will never get in to a cold bed again! Definitely warm as I've only used it on level 1 at the beginning of the winter. We are actually going to replace our thermostat to have one that we can program to heat the room in the morning and allow us to set the heat significantly lower at night. Would definitely buy again and recommend to others!
November 10, 2013
I just finished my second winter using the mattress pad. As others have mentioned, it is one of the best purchases I have ever made! Wisconsin winters are long and cold and the pad really helps. It first dawned on me to search for a heated pad after getting a massage where the bed was covered with one. I stumbled on this one after an internet search. It is a fabulous feeling to get into a warm bed especially after spending a night at the hockey rink! :) It's an affordable luxury and anyone who tends to be colder like me or needs heat therapy should get one.
April 18, 2013
Best purchase ever!
I don't know why we didn't get this product a long time ago. Living in Ohio now after growing up in South Florida, I was always dreading that first entrance into bed in the winter. No more! I just turn the controls on to HI about a half and hour before getting into bed and it's wonderful. The dual controls are perfect as my husband doesn't like it as warm- we turn it down for sleeping to LO - and if you get a little chilled in the early morning hours, just put it back up to 4 to quickly warm you up. NO blanket is needed. We just have a light chenille bedspread. This is a wonderful item with excellent quality.
December 29, 2012