Zinus Vs Lucid Mattress Review and Comparison

There is intense competition between Zinus green tea mattress and Lucid gel memory foam mattress in 10 inch segment. In Zinus Vs Lucid comparison,

  • Zinus mattress price-wise costs the same as Lucid but it has 3 layer construction with both green tea extract and castor seed oil infused into its top layer along with cooling gel.
  • Whereas, Lucid mattress is a simple two layer construction with top layer being gel infused and bottom layer is made of 7.5 inch high density foam. Nonetheless, it has more number of reviews and a better rating than Zinus.

But clearly Zinus has several benefits attached, the green tea extracts protects from the mattress harmful bacteria and castor oil removes unpleasant odors.

Zinus Vs Lucid Review


Lucid 10 Inch Gel Mattress

Zinus 10 Gel Infused Green Tea Mattress

No. of Layers



 - Top layer

2.5 inch gel memory foam

2 inch gel memory foam

 - Mid layer


2.5 inch comfort foam

 - Base layer

7.5 inch HD base foam

5.5 inch HD foam


Medium Firm

 6.5 on scale of 1 to 10

Balanced Firm/Plush

 6 on scale of 1 to 10

Edge Support



Safety Regulations

CertiPUR-US certified

CertiPUR-US certified





Layer Comparison - Zinus Vs Lucid Mattress

Top layer

Zinus Mattress has 2 inch thick gel infused memory foam layer. Additionally, it is also infused with both green tea extract plus castor seed oil. But with all these infusions, the layer’s porous structure is open and wide.

Although it helps in better ventilation and air flow keeping the top surface always cool but the wide porous structure also makes this layer relatively plush than most gel layers in other mattresses.

Lucid Mattress on the other hand, has a single top gel infused layer that is 2.5 inch in thickness.

Instead of cooling gel, it has cool gel beads sprinkled across the entire surface area. This infusion also makes the cell structure open but is not as wide as that of Zinus.

With increased airflow it moves the heat trapped in memory foam away from the mattress surface. The gel beads in turn keep the foam always cool.

Mid Layers

Zinus mattress, owing to the plush top layer has included comfort foam as intermediary layer. It is neither too firm nor plush and works as a transition layer to sustain weights from top layer without directly hitting the base high density layer.

As the top layer is completely dedicated to offering cooling effect and bacterial protection, this comfort layer offers the much needed motion isolation and body contouring.

Whereas, Lucid mattress does not include additional mid-layer. The 2.5 inch thick top gel layer, alongside offering cooling effect also contours to body curvature.

This layer is not as plush as the top layer in Zinus mattress. It has the right level of firmness and does not sink more than 1 inch or 1.5 inch (at the maximum) while absorbing body weight.

Base Layers

While the size of base high density base foam is 5.5 inch in Zinus mattress, but it is quite higher in Lucid measuring 7.5 inch. Zinus had to cut short on size of base HD layer owing to the triple layer construction.


On a scale of 1 to 10, the firmness of Zinus can be rated at 6 while that of Lucid mattress stands at 6.5.

As mentioned through the review, Zinus top foam is a tad plush owing to the gel + green tea + castor oil infusion.

However, beneath comfort foam balances out plush with right level of firmness and offers the much needed medium level firmness to the entire mattress sleeping area.

And owing to the two layer construction, Lucid has meticulously chosen the top foam to be neither too firm nor too plush.

It has selectively chosen comfort type foam (medium ILD) which is slightly on the firmer side and infused gel beads into it to loosen-up the structure for a more balanced feel.

This type of construction renders the right amount firmness alongside offering cooling effect from gel beads. It carries neither the firmness of a comfort foam nor the plush of a gel layer. It’s perfectly Medium at 6.5.

Motion Isolation

Both Zinus and Lucid offer the same level of motion isolation. While the top gel layer in Zinus sinks to 2 inches but the intermediary comfort layer holds the weights from further sinking.

Hence, the 2 inch radius is the only dip you get to see when weight is applied and the foam gets back to normalcy thereafter.

In Lucid too, the top gel layer sinks by a maximum of 1.5 inches upon applying pressure. The pressure that is equal to shoulders and hips.

The response time is well within 2 seconds which is pretty normal in memory foam mattresses. The base high density layer holds the mattress from further sinking even if you happen to apply immense pressure.


Zinus and Lucid memory foam mattresses, both come with 10 year warranty.


Quantifying all the essential parameters, there is not much of a difference in performance between Zinus mattress and Lucid mattress.

However, if you are looking for a bit plush mattress with the benefits of green tea’s bacterial protection and castor oil’s odor removal, then Zinus should be your ideal choice.

Else, if you are looking for medium firmness which, in fact, caters to a majority of audience, then Lucid is the right mattress that best fits your requirement.

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