Tuft and Needle Mattress Reviews

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tuft and needle mattress features Constructed with freshly poured T&N Adaptive foam, this queen size mattress provides a bouncy yet supportive feel perfect for all sleeping positions

A quality mattress is a difference between restful sleep and early-morning grogginess. It may not seem like much, but if you’ve ever suffered from a bad mattress you know what that lost rest can do for the rest of your day. Feeling tired makes you unproductive, lethargic, and ready to crawl back into bed even after you’ve just left it. This article is going to review the Tuft and Needle mattress.

If it’s been a while since you’ve shopped around for a mattress, you’re probably most familiar with mattresses made with metal springs. You’ve heard of memory foam, sure, but aren’t those mattresses incredibly expensive? Well, there are some top-of-the-line mattresses which do command a high price, but plenty of them offer an outstanding product for a reasonable sum.

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TUFT & NEEDLE Original Mattress - Queen
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Competition in the Market

It’s because there is so much competition in the mattress marketplace that consumers have watched mattresses improve in the past decade. When it comes to mattress shopping, there’s a lot less hassle and guesswork than there once were. Armed with the right information, you can make an informed choice on a comfortable, supportive mattress without having to shell out all that cash you’ve got hiding under the box spring.

Come to think of it; if you do keep wads of bills under your mattress at home, then you might have identified why you’re not getting such a good night’s sleep in the first place!

What is a Tuft and Needle Mattress?

The Tuft and Needle mattress came onto the scene with a new kind of business model designed to shake up the industry and deliver directly to consumers. For years, the mattress business had been dominated by companies which set prices artificially high so that dealers could then mark down those prices and attract customers with promises of “low prices” and “amazing savings.”

But Tuft and Needle saw an opportunity to draw in consumers by selling their mattresses at a reasonable price right from the start with no gimmicks. The Tuft and Needle mattress are made with a foam layer they designed in-house, which means that you won’t find the same material used in a competitor’s mattress.

Features of Tuft and Needle Mattress

The proprietary foam layer is not only comfortable, enveloping your body as soon as you lie down, it also takes the pressure off those areas of your body where it’s needed most. Pressure points vary depending on how you sleep.

If you sleep on your back, it’s your head and back that need the most support. For side sleepers, it’s the arms and thighs. And for those of us who sleep on our stomachs, that’s the part that needs to have the pressure eased. The Tuft and Needle mattress were tested by sleepers who favor each of these positions and passed the test with each.

Since it’s on the firmer side, side sleepers said they prefer other mattresses which are a little softer. The firmness is higher than will be ideal for some, so if you feel that a softer mattress is a better fit for you then you might consider a different mattress instead.

Product Specs of Tuft and Needle Mattress

The mattress consists of two parts, the comfort layer, and the base layer. The comfort layer weighs around 3 pounds and is 3 inches thick. These 3 inches cushion your back, hips, and shoulders providing support for your whole body.

The base layer is 7 inches, bringing the combined total thickness to 10 inches, which is the same thickness as the Helix mattress which is also featured in this review. The base is there to support the comfort layer so that it maintains its shape even after several years.

Warranty

Tuft and Needle mattresses come with an impressive 10-year warranty. Since buying a mattress is always a big commitment, what’s great about Tuft and Needle is that they have an excellent return policy. If you’re not happy with it, you can return it within 100 days of purchase.

There are mattresses that have an array of different features, some customizable based on preference. You won’t find that from Tuft and Needle. Their aim is to build a good quality mattress that will appeal to a broad audience at a fair price. There are no bespoke options to choose from, no added features you can get if you upgrade.

Pricing of Tuft and Needle Mattress

Since size determines the price, the cost of a Tuft and Needle mattress will vary depending on what size unit you’re looking for. The cheapest is a twin at roughly $325. The price goes all the way to a California King, which costs around $700. Interestingly, the King and California King both cost the same, despite a slight difference in size.

Since most buyers will be looking for either a Queen or King size, you can expect to pay approximately between $500-600, perhaps a little more with tax included. This makes it a reasonably-priced option for those who want a great mattress that won’t break the bank.

How The Tuft and Needle Mattress Compares

We picked a couple of similar products available on the market to see how they compare:

  • Helix Mattress
  • Casper Mattress
  • Purple Mattress

Tuft and Needle Mattress

Price (Depending On Size)

Comfort

Temperature Regulation

Design Quality

Warranty

$

Before you can purchase a Helix mattress, you’ve got to take a test. You won’t need to answer trivia questions or solve differential equations, but it can be somewhat intimidating for uninitiated buyers who know the answers they provide will be used to build their mattress.

What if you’re not sure how much support you need? How about temperature regulation? Point elasticity? It can be hard to know how to answer these questions honestly if you don’t first have some baseline for what these questions mean. You’ll probably know whether you’re a hot or a cold sleeper, but there are a lot of intangibles that go into creating a mattress which is harder to guess at.

However, if you know what you want, and can provide detailed feedback, then Helix can use this to design a bed to your exact specifications. To some, this level of control is a dream come true. No two beds are going to be exactly alike, just like no two sleepers are.

Product Specifications

The mattress is made up of four layers. Polyfoam sits at both the top and bottom with microfoils and a material called dynamic foam sandwiched in the middle. It’s the microfoils which seem to steal the show, as they really do an excellent job of dissipating heat.

It’s hard to speak accurately about firmness in a way that applies to every Helix mattress since the design isn’t standardized. The Helix mattress used for this review could be considered a “medium” in terms of firmness.

Full-sized mattresses start at around $600 and go up to around $1,200. 12-month financing plans are available for those who don’t have the cash-on-hand. It comes with a 10-year warranty.

Price (Depending On Size)

Comfort

Temperature Regulation

Design Quality

Warranty

$$

Pros

Custom firmness levels available

Microcoils provide cooling

Multiple layers provide support

Cons

Starts to sink over time

May not be ideal for side sleepers

Relies on information provided by consumers


Casper Mattress

Casper Sleep Foam Mattress, Queen, 2018 Edition
  • Your purchase includes One Casper Sleep Foam Mattress 2018 Model, in Queen Size.
  • Mattress dimensions: 60" W x 80" L x 11" H. Mattress weight: 79 lbs
  • Breathable open-cell foams have tiny pores to let hot air escape, keeping you cool at night


Casper Sleep Foam Mattress, Queen, 2018 Edition
  • Your purchase includes One Casper Sleep Foam Mattress 2018 Model, in Queen Size.
  • Mattress dimensions: 60" W x 80" L x 11" H. Mattress weight: 79 lbs
  • Breathable open-cell foams have tiny pores to let hot air escape, keeping you cool at night


Casper mattresses have been getting a lot of attention lately, partly because of their stylish presentation. If you check out their website, you’ll see that Casper has received positive mention from publications like Time and Fast Company. We appreciated the blue and white striped rectangular box the mattress arrived in which seemed to feel somehow “millennial” or at least contemporary.

Taking a hard look at the practical features of the Casper mattress, it’s harder to figure out what makes it different. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s a well-made mattress. The foam is bouncy, but you can still sink into it when you lie down. There’s plenty of lumbar support for those who sleep on their back.

Advantages

What’s nice is that even as you sink in, there’s this counterbalancing force which is also supporting you. It’s got a nice balance between support and comfort. The mattress itself is made up of four layers, rather than the two layers in a Tuft and Needle mattress. The bottom two layers are polyfoam for support, and then you have a memory foam layer with a latex layer on top.

While it doesn’t trap heat and manages to remain cool, there are some other competitors who manage to do this a little more efficiently.

Casper Mattresses start around $600-1,200. Most likely Casper and Helix are competing for the same market share by positioning their costs so close to each other. Both are well above Tuft and Needle in terms of cost.

Price (Depending On Size)

Comfort

Temperature Regulation

Design Quality

Warranty

$$

Pros

Multiple foam layers

Minimal motion transfer

100-day trial

Cons

Other mattresses dissipate heat better

Relatively high-priced

Might create sinkage in heavier users


Purple Mattress

Purple mattresses are slightly thinner than their counterparts by Tuft and Needle. It’s one thing that these mattresses don’t have in common, though you might not even notice it. Purple mattresses are a scant half an inch shorter, 9.5 inches in height rather than even 10 inches.

One of the selling points of Purple is that it can comfortably support a lot of weight and distribute it evenly. Purple boasts that it can support up to 300 pounds on each side of the bed, which is a claim that Tuft and Needle can’t make. At least it doesn’t make any specific claims about allowable weight limits.

Comparison

In a lot of respects, Purple and Tuft and Needle are comparable. They both have a 10-year warranty, just like all the mattresses in this review. They both can boast minimal transfer of movement. And both of them are comparably firm. In fact, without the tags, it might be hard to distinguish the two.

However, there is one deciding factor which gives Tuft and Needle a definite edge. There’s a roughly $200 price difference, more or less depending on the size of the mattress. All other things equal, Purple just can’t compete with Tuft and Needle on price.

Price (Depending On Size)

Comfort

Temperature Regulation

Design Quality

Warranty

$$

Pros

Slim design

Cools well

Multiple layers for added comfort

Cons

Relatively expensive

May feel too firm

Added fee if shipping outside the continental U.S.



Conclusion

So what’s the verdict? After comparing it to so many great mattresses, the Tuft and Needle mattress manages to stand up against some stiff, or rather soft but firm, competition. All of these mattress brands jockey for position by offering many of the same benefits. Also, all of them come equipped with excellent 10-year warranties, and each of them can be returned within 100 days if you’re unsatisfied.

All of them have some combination of foam layers. While the Tuft and Needle mattress only have two foam layers, rather than four like some other models, it also manages to offer a balance of support and sinkage that’s really superb. While it doesn’t have microfoils, the Tuft and Needle still dissipates heat well and doesn’t overheat.

Many of the mattresses reviewed are produced in the USA. At least two of them, Casper and Purple use specific fonts and colors to attract customers. Mattress companies are, in short, in an extremely competitive market sector with each hoping to win business. But there is one key factor that we kept coming back to. Tuft and Needle is hands down the best value for the money.

No Frills

It’s considerably cheaper than the other brands, and it offers the same features they do. Tuft and Needle could fairly be referred to as “no frills” but so what? Do frills matter? It lacks nothing in terms of comfort, temperature regulation, warranty, or design. In fact, it’s been around longer than many of the others and still consistently out-competes them on price.

That’s why Tuft and Needle earns a 5 out of 5 from this review team. If you’re looking for a quality mattress but don’t want to pay more than you have to, then look no further than Tuft and Needle. That said, all of these mattresses deserve a test nap, and you can’t go wrong by taking one for yourself. Sweet dreams!

QUALITY

PRICE

RATING

Excellent

$$


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