Bed in a Box Mattress Review

Gravity Mattress

Gravity Mattress | Dreamy Gravity Ice Hybrid Cooling Mattress

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Gravity Mattress – Cooling Mattress Review

Gravity is known for their high end weighted blankets and sleep products. They’ve recently came out with a mattress called the Gravity Ice Hybrid Mattress which was sent to me for review. It’s a cooling mattress, so going in, I wanted to know if the Gravity mattress sleeps cool, as advertised.

At the time of this review there are no reviews on their website, it’s so new. This is also the first cooling mattress in a box we’ve seen anywhere, so I couldn’t wait to try it out!

This is a 12 inch thick hybrid mattress and has coils to support you and make your mattress last longer. We may earn a commission and you may get better sleep when you shop through our links.

Right now, Gravity has an amazing Black Friday sale that you’ll want to check out. From 11/16/2020 – 12/31/2020 and From 11/16-12/31 Gravity is offering 20% off sitewide, with code HOLIDAY2020. The code will also unlock 30% off from Black Friday – Cyber Monday!

Be sure to grab a Gravity blanket to go with your mattress OR for a wonderful gift for someone on your list who would appreciate the calming of a weighted blanket!


Gravity Mattress Layers

There are 4 layers in this Gravity mattress and is a hybrid mattress. It’s a hybrid so it has both comfort layers of memory foam as well as pocketed coils.


This is the most unique part of the mattress in that it’s cool. When you touch it, it feels refreshing. It features a cool (in both senses of the word) white cover with silver ice design. The sides are brown and breathable. There’s a zipper so you can remove the cover although they recommend spot clean only. Because of the technology in the mattress cover, I would use a waterproof mattress protector. Gravity doesn’t sell one, so we recommend the Coop mattress protector.

Memory Foam and Foam Layers

On top of the coil-foam hybrid base, the mattress is topped with a layer of cooling gel to help you sleep cooler. Here is a detailed overview of the layers:

  • 1” of 3.125 lb density cooling gel memory foam
  • 2” of 3.125 lb density memory foam
  • 1” of 1.625 HD poly base which is about the density you want to see at this level so it lasts longer.
  • 6” of pocket coils – these are individually encased to add structure and support. Pocketed coils offer better motion isolation and are quieter than traditional mattress springs.
  • 2” of base foam that’s 1.875 lb density

A plush mattress has a foam density of 3lbs and under, so this is just above that for a softer mattress that’s good for people who weigh less, and who sleep on their side or back. So this is a good mattress for side sleepers. However, that’s only from the specs of the mattress. Be sure to keep reading and watch the YouTube video to see my reaction after sleeping on the Gravity Mattress.


Gravity Mattress Firmness 

The Gravity mattress is more firm feeling than I expected with 3 inches of plush memory foam. I found it medium to firm. It’s advertised as a plush but I for sure don’t think it’s a plush feel. There is always a trade off when you go too soft that it will be too warm.

However, firmness is subjective. That’s why you can try it out with the sleep trial and get a refund if it’s not a good match for you. However, if you already like sinking in and feeling hugged by your mattress, you may find it firmer than you’re used to.

Why does memory foam usually sleep warmer? It’s a dense foam that doesn’t allow air to circulate. It doesn’t absorb moisture well. Instead it reflects heat back to you, and you get overheated. But honestly, this mattress didn’t do that and I didn’t sink into it very much at all. This is what most surprised me and what I didn’t expect.

Does it Sleep Cool?
The big test is how cool does it sleep?

Verdict: it really does sleep cooler than most memory foam mattresses do. Even ice melts over time when it’s not in a freezer so you can’t expect it to feel icy all the time. Where you sleep will warm more than where you’re not, but overall it didn’t sleep too hot. And during the night I could move my arm or hand to feel the cooler fabric, even through the sheets.

Generally speaking, a softer memory foam mattress will sleep warmer than a medium or firm mattress does. Springs or coils help with airflow. And I noticed that the foam itself did have air chambers in the side and the cover has a mesh sort of material that’s more breathable.

Gravity Mattress Review Video

In this video, I slept in warm clothes and cranked up the heat to see if I slept too hot or not.

Advantages of coil mattresses

The coils also help the mattress keep its shape, providing you with many more years of use compared to pure memory foam mattresses, which lose shape over time.

The coil-foam combo increases airflow throughout the mattress, keeping you cooler than a traditional, heat-trapping memory foam mattress.


Right now the Gravity Ice Hybrid Mattress is available in three sizes (Full, Queen and King).


The price for a queen is $1,232.50 at the time of this review.

Free Shipping

Sleep Trial

100-Day Return Policy


10-Year Limited Warranty

Gravity Mattress Unboxing

When unboxing the mattress, it’s ready to sleep on within an hour or so. Watch this video to see more details about the process.

Is the Gravity mattress for you?

It is, if you

  • Sleep too hot and want the extra cooling feature of this mattress
  • Like the feel and durability of a hybrid
  • Are looking for a medium to firm mattress

Any questions about the Gravity mattress? Let us know in the comments!

Eco Terra hybrid Mattress by Unbox Mattress

Eco Terra Hybrid Mattress Unbox and Review

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  • Eco Terra hybrid mattress is made from natural talalay latex
  • Constructed with organic wool & cotton and economically priced
  • No polyurethane or toxins
  • 26% more durable than all foam beds with 1,057 fabric-encased responsive coils (queen size)
  • 11 inches deep

Hello Unboxers, 

I’ve unboxed the Eco Terra mattress and given it a full review below. We were sent a queen size medium firmness Eco Terra natural hybrid mattress. It’s a more economical hybrid mattress that is made with organic materials and that uses less chemicals in its construction.

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Unboxing the Eco Terra Mattress

This bed was made in the USA and I noticed NO smell right out of the box. When a mattress or pillow is made with chemicals you get offgassing that is immediate and that you can smell for days and sometimes weeks. As someone who is sensitive to this, I notice the lack of it! No headache and watering eyes that give me a feeling that I haven’t slept in a few days.

Eco Terra comes in an undecorated (plain) box. Once taken out of the box you’ll see an off-white top cover with gray lines. There are small circles stitched into the cover. That stitching has a specific purple that we’ll get into further in the review.

It has tan sides and once again, the stitching. These details are more expensive to make and distinguish the Eco Terra from other brands. One noticeable difference is that it doesn’t have a logo stitched into the mattress.

Watch the video and see how fast this mattress opens!

In the unboxing video you can see how it popped right out of the box and was really fast to unroll. And it gets right to its full height – no wait time before you can sleep on it.

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Eco Terra Mattress Review

As of now, Eco Terra just has one mattress, their natural hybrid. It’s advertised to be: 





Eco Terra uses certified organic wool and organic cotton. You’ll see from the tag that besides the pocketed coils, it’s made of latex foam rubber and wool.  Natural latex is made from sap from the rubber tree, not petroleum. They whip the sap into a froth, then bake it into a foam. There are usually drill holes through the latex, which comes from the mold.

Here’s the product tag:

Eco Terra Mattress tag

Eco Terra Mattress Review Video

Here’s our video review, check it out and be sure to subscribe to Unbox Mattress on YouTube so we can do more mattress reviews like this one!

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No Memory Foam in this Mattress

Now latex has some bounce to it and this mattress is no different. Combined with the springs you’re not going to sink into this bed a lot. But you can move around easier without that feeling of getting stuck. This mattress doesn’t have memory foam in it. This helps it sleep cooler than foam beds typically sleep.

Generally speaking, latex sleeps cooler than memory foam mattresses because you don’t sink inside of it and form a crevice where your body heat can build up over time and get too warm. 

Construction of the Eco Terra Mattress


Made with a top layer organic cotton cover. Since this is sewn on with these little circles, it can’t be removed and washed. So as always, we recommend that you get a waterproof mattress protector before you sleep on it. The idea behind the sewing on the cover is that instead of using toxic glues to hold the materials together (like the wool and cotton), they are sewn into the mattress.

As of when this article was written in May 2020, the Eco Terra mattress website doesn’t have anything other than the mattress (no sheets, pillows, protectors, etc). It’s important to always use a waterproof mattress protector. We recommend the Coop waterproof mattress protector. It helps keep dust mites, bacteria and mold from getting inside your mattress and breaking down the materials. Plus it’s just more hygienic. 


There is organic wool stitched into the middle and on the sides.

Then there are 3 inches of talalay latex.


The last layer is supportive Fabric-Encased Coils that reduce motion transfer. There’s 1057 coil count on the queen size. They use 16 gauge (medium) metal on the coils. The outer perimeter is a bit stiffer – 15 gauge coils (medium-firm) for added edge support. 

Just remember, the lower the number, the firmer the coils. This combination offers a very comfortable mattress with edge support they say is 26% more durable than a foam mattress.

What to Put your Eco Terra Mattress On

No box springs are needed for your Eco Terra mattress. It will work on an adjustable base, we recommend this Malouf adjustable base. It has massage and independent head incline among other features and has a 20 year warranty.

The Eco Terra natural latex mattress can also be put on foundations, platform bed and slatted bases. You just need a frame that can handle the weight of the bed and anyone sleeping on it. 

In the video, we have the Eco Terra bed on a Keetsa gold brushed steel frame. It can support up to 2,000 lbs. It’s minimalist and stylish plus it’s not too low to the ground. It has a 11.5” clearance under the bed and you can add a headboard to it.

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The Eco Terra weighs Queen – 100 lbs.

Sleep Trial

90-Night Sleep Trial 

What that means is you have a full 2 months to try out the mattress and if you return it after 30 and within 90 you’ll be refunded the purchase price. 

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Free Shipping and Returns 


15 year warranty.


Price for a queen $1,049

You can get 0% APR Financing, if you qualify, with Klarna. Starting at $83 a month. We’ve tested financing and found it to be an easy option for anyone who wants to pay a lower monthly fee but get their mattress (and better sleep) now. 

Who Should Buy the Eco Terra Mattress?

  • Someone who wants a cooler sleeping mattress
  • You want less chemicals and more natural materials because of ethics, sensitivity or a more green lifestyle
  • You like a medium or firm feel and a faster response when you or someone you sleep with moves around on the bed
  • Likes the idea of a mattress with less chemicals and that’s not made in China with cheaper materials. Eco Terra is made in the USA, in California and they manufacture as well as sell the bed.

So do you have questions for me about the Eco Terra mattress? I’d love to answer them, drop them in the comments. I learn a lot from your comments and always want to help.

Sweetnight Mattress Review

Sweetnight Mattress Review 12 inch – Best Value Memory Foam Bed

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Sweetnight MattressAre you looking for a value priced mattress that has a higher profile? Today at Unbox Mattress we’re reviewing the Sweetnight mattress. We were sent a mattress to try out and we purchased two Sweetnight Pillows to go with it. We may earn a commission when you shop through our links.

Sweet Night Mattress Review 12 Inch

Gel Memory Foam Mattress Review

Sweetnight is a value mattress that offers many different mattresses – some with gel memory foam and others with springs. We reviewed is a queen size Sweetnight Breeze 12” Gel Memory Foam Mattress.

If after reading our review, you want to buy a Sweet Night Mattress, be sure to use our link and code to save 20% on any Sweetnight mattress, pillow, bed base, or anything on their website.

Click the button and use code UNBOX to save 20% off your order. 

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Sweetnight mattress Video Review on YouTube

If you want to see the mattress details, such as how the cover is unzipped or how soft it is, see our full review here:

When I took it out of the box I was surprised that it doesn’t reach its full height quickly. It takes longer to expand – they say to give it 72 hours.

Nice presentation. Came in this colorful box. I liked the inner bag that add protection when shipping. I like that the box has handles to make it easier to move and the small touches like the felt pouch with material about the mattress.

Sweetnight Mattress Layers

The Sweetnight Breeze mattress is 12 inches deep and weighs 81 lbs. For a queen this is a great weight and indicates that they’re not using cheap, lightweight foam.

Here are the layers:

  • 3 inches memory foam
  • 3.5” regular foam
  • 5.5” high density foam

Sweet Night Sizes

Besides the 12 inch mattress that I got, you can pick the thickness. They have an 8 inch up to a 12 inch version. There is not a twin XL, California king or split king option. This helps keep prices down. Notice that the sizes offered depend on the thickness. Only the 8 inch comes in a twin size.

  • 8″-TWIN (39*74 INCH)
  • 8″-FULL (54*74 INCH)
  • 8″-QUEEN (60*80 INCH)
  • 10″-FULL (54*74 INCH)
  • 10″-QUEEN (60*80 INCH)
  • 10″-KING (76*80 INCH)
  • 12″-FULL (54*74 INCH)
  • 12″-QUEEN (60*80 INCH)
  • 12″-KING (76*80 INCH)

Sweetnight Firmness

The firmness is so subjective that it’s helpful to refer to the layers. Sweetnight has a full 3 inches of memory foam on top, which means you’re going to get some sink. It’s not the most plush mattress we’ve reviewed, but it’s definitely towards the softer spectrum.

Sweetnight Sleep Trial

The Sweetnight gives you a full 100 days which is standard for mattresses sold on Amazon but not as long as other brands in the niche.

Sweetnight has a 10 year warranty. The pillows have a 3 year warranty.

Sweet Night Price

This queen is listed at $568 on the website. To be honest, is a bit more expensive than I expected but still cheaper than many other 12″ thick beds. I also have a coupon code for you – UNBOX. In addition, Sweet Night offers regular discounts. This code will always reflect the highest discount available, so just apply it at checkout to ensure that you get the best deal. For example, at the time of this update, it takes 20% or $113.60 OFF the list price, bringing it down to $454.40. 

As far as quality, it’s what you would expect for the price. I’ve seen much more expensive beds that were very cheaply made.

Sweetnight Unboxing

Want to see what Sweetnight mattress looks like as it comes out of the box? We liked how it has an inner bag to protect the bed for shipping. It’s unusual in that it takes longer to expand – 2 or 3 days.

Watch the unboxing video here:

Sweetnight Pillows

Sweetnight mattress adjustable shredded memory foam pillow

We purchased the Sweetnight pillows to go with the mattress and they are standard queen size shredded memory foam pillows. The thing that I was impressed about with them is that they have a double zipper.

This means that you can unzip the outer pillow cover and wash it. You can unzip the inner pillow cover and adjust the amount of memory foam inside to get the thickness you want. It’s unusual to find this level of detail on a pillow at this price. Normally they’ll have no zipper or one and you’re looking at spending $80 or more.

The Sweet Night pillows have a plush feel and are a reasonable $46. And the discount code UNBOX will also work to save you 20% on the pillows. That makes them very affordable and a great value.

Sweetnight Pros
No noticeable offgassing. That was unexpected. This is a made in China memory foam bed so I almost expect it to have a strong smell but it doesn’t. The pillows did have some smell but the bed didn’t.

The mattress cover zips off which makes it easier to clean and is a feature we love to see on a mattress. Most people need a minimum of 10 inches of foam because it does compress with weight. The Sweetnight is 12″ thick which gives it a higher end feel and look.

Sweetnight Cons
Each product is shipped in separate packaging, so if you order a mattress and two pillows, it will come in three different packages.

Thanks for reading our Sweetnight mattress review 12 inch, please leave a comment if you have any questions we can answer. Check the website for the latest prices or sales, as they may change.

Plush bed in a box Puffy

Best Plush Mattress Bed in a Box with a LIFETIME Warranty

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A lot of bed in a box mattresses come in medium firm – so it can be more difficult to find a truly soft mattress that comes in a box. Keep reading to find our top pick for a truly plush mattress that you can buy online.

Plush Mattress Bed in a Box

We’ve tested a lot of bed in a box brands over the years and here’s what we’ve learned: it’s easy to find a medium option that’s not especially soft or firm. It’s harder to find the outliers. Why? Most boxed companies only offer one or two models. To keep down costs they streamline production and try to meet the average person’s preferences.

When we talk to our customers the ones we hear from the most are the ones who are disappointed with most bed in a box selections. The beds they’ve tried aren’t soft enough. If you want to feel warm and snuggled into your mattress then our top pick is Puffy. The Puffy Lux in particular is the most plush. It’s softer than Nectar, Casper and other well-known brands.

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Puffy Mattress is Truly Plush

Our favorite plush bed is the Puffy mattress. If you haven’t heard of it, Puffy is very soft and cushy. Puffy was the bed featured on the Ellen show and has very high reviews and ratings.

Clouds are embroidered into the cover to remind you of that feeling like you’re sleeping on clouds. Even the name Puffy makes you think of a giant marshmallow that you fall into and it hugs around you, cradling you off to sleep…

Puffy clouds bed coverHowever, there’s a drawback that often comes with soft and that is getting too warm. As you sleep your body warms the mattress and you sink further into the memory foam. Over time that heat gets trapped in the indentation where you’re lying. Even if you usually don’t get hot, you can with a soft memory foam mattress. Additionally, you might be fine in the winter but find yourself too hot in the summer.

That’s why Puffy added an additional layer to each mattress called Climate-Adaptive Regulation foam.  This foam provides high pressure-relieving capabilities across a broad range of temperature and humidity levels. As your bed gets warm/cool it contracts and expands. You’ll notice this when the season changes. Specifically, the new layer is designed to prevent contraction in the cold and expansion in the heat to avoid overheating and for a more even sleep temperature.

Puffy comes in the original and the Puffy Lux.

The Difference Between Puffy and Puffy Lux

Puffy has two models right now, the Puffy and the Puffy Lux. They’re similar but have some differences. First, what the two mattresses have in common: 2 inches of Climate-Adaptive Regulation foam.

The Puffy has 3 layers of foam and is 10″ thick.

The Puffy Lux has 4″ of foam and is 12″ thick, so an additional 2 inches and has an additional layer of foam. They look identical except for the height difference.

Which is the softest?

If you want the softest of the Puffy models, get the Lux. The original is rated 6 – 8 Medium-Firm Comfort although we’d rate it a 4-5. They give the Lux a rating of 5-7, meaning it will be softer than the original.

Puffy Mattress Price

The cost of the king is just over $1,150 at the time of writing. The Lux is $1,795.

Puffy Mattress Coupon

Get $250 off The Puffy with the code BESTPUFFY and $275 off the Puffy Lux with the code BESTPUFFY275.

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Can you Buy a Puffy Mattress through Affirm?

What about financing a Puffy so you get the bed now yet pay over time? Puffy has PayPal and credit card but does not use Affirm. Instead they use a company called Klarna which is like Affirm. If you don’t have a credit card or want to pay monthly to make your mattress purchase more affordable with your budget, it’s a great option.

Made in the USA, No offgassing

We love that Puffy is 100% made in the USA. We find (generally speaking) that means less offgassing than beds made in China. In truth, we didn’t notice any smell at all from the Puffy and we’re sensitive to that offgassing smell that’s so familiar to anyone who reviews mattresses.

Every part of the Puffy memory foam mattress is proudly made right here in the USA: the Cloud Cover and Cloud Foam are made here. It’s also assembled, designed and sewn in the US.

Lifetime Warranty Mattress

Both have a 101 night sleep trial so you can try it out (softness is subjective and depends on your body weight, composition, sleep position and a lot of other factors). Comes with a LIFETIME warranty. Unbelievably, Puffy pillows also have a lifetime warranty.

What to Get with Your Puffy Mattress

Besides the mattress, Puffy has a basic black metal bed foundation, an adjustable base with massage (3 speeds), under bed lighting, USB ports and a 101 night sleep trial, as well as a modern gray platform bed with headboard and footboard.

With the adjustable base, you can put two twin XL mattresses together to form a split king. On a split king, each person has their own separate base and bed they can adjust to their preference. Our favorite part of an adjustable bed is the massage feature. If you wake up easily in the night, turn on the massage and it helps lull you back to sleep. Most people report that it’s the feature they use the most.

In addition Puffy has soft pillows, comforter, mattress protector and a mattress pad. The mattress pad is ideal if you already bought a mattress and like it, plus it is structurally as new but you just wish it was softer.

Always remember to buy a mattress protector and put it on before you ever sleep on your bed so it’s protected and you’ll get the most wear out of your mattress.

We appreciate that all of their products have a sleep trial, not all brands offer this on their frames.

Which Mattresses Sleep Coolest? Top 4 Consumer Reports Picks

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Consumer Reports recently answered a question that we’ve had for years – what’s the best mattress to sleep cool?

So far we’ve seen a lot of promises but not a lot of performance when it comes to cooling products. Except the Bed Jet which blows cooler air into your bed, we don’t find many cooling products that work.

Even special fabrics or cooling gels haven’t given us great results (but a higher price tag). That goes for pillows, sheets, mattress protectors and mattresses. So rather than a cooling mattress or cooling mattress cover you should focus on finding one that doesn’t sleep hot! In other words, on that’s temperature neutral.

Foam, especially memory foam, softens when it gets warm. Then you sink in, it traps your body heat and the temperature rises. Generally speaking, the softer or more plush or the more memory foam you have, the hotter you’ll sleep. Even people who normally sleep cold will find themselves getting sweaty. Note: this post contains affiliate links and we may earn a commission when you shop.

Best Mattress to Sleep Cool?

We know this isn’t a comprehensive test but Consumer Reports came out with a list of the mattresses that trapped the least body heat. One of them is an Unbox Mattress top pick – Purple!

  1. Sleep Number c2 Adjustable Air Mattress
  2. Purple Mattress (the original was tested – the new Purple mattresses should be just as cool or more as they have springs and the breathable polymer layer – read our Purple bed review.) The fact that Purple isn’t a solid surface on top and that there’s no memory foam at all in it makes it sleep cooler than any mattress we’ve tested.
  3. Duxiana Dux 1001 Innerspring Mattress
  4. My Green Mattress Natural Escape

As Purple states on their website: Most mattresses don’t breathe. Memory foam, latex, even foam with “cooling” gel beads are hot because there is no place for air to flow.

Other materials are either completely solid or have very small airways that allow for little ventilation. Air doesn’t sleep hot (but may be uncomfortable in other ways).

How The Beds Were Tested 

Consumer Reports put a copper plate on a mattress in a temperature-controlled room. “The plate is insulated on all sides except the one that comes in contact with the mattress. Then we run an electrical current through the plate”. Then they measured how much energy the copper plate uses to maintain a temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (close to people’s average body temperature).

“If a mattress dissipates heat well, more energy is needed to maintain that temperature, but if the mattress retains heat, less energy is used,” – Consumer Reports 

The 10 hour test looked at how much energy was used.

Beds that Sleep Warmest

Consumer Reports also looked at the worst performers – the mattresses that slept the warmest. Stay away from them if you want to sleep cool! It’s interesting that Sleep Number beds made both lists! That just goes to show that materials used makes a big difference! Also note that no boxed brands made the list (even though boxed brands are usually all foam).

  1. Sleep Number 360 i8 Smart Bed Adjustable Air Mattress
  2. Sleep on Latex Pure Green Firm Foam Mattress
  3. Sleep Innovations’ Marley Foam Mattress
  4. Charles P. Rogers St. Regis Pillowtop Innerspring Mattress

What materials should you avoid if you want to sleep cool? Soft memory foam. Gel helps cool it down at first, special fabrics can help. But over time your body heat will kick in and the mattress will sleep warm. Some mattresses are worse than others but overall, if you sink in, you create heat that has nowhere to go.

“You’re more likely to sleep warm on a foam mattress, compared with a hybrid innerspring, which we define as several inches of foam layers over metal springs. Despite having a layer of cooling gel foam, a larger percentage of foam models still retain warmth.”

Is your mattress too hot? It might be time to switch. Let us know if you’ve ever found a cooling mattress that works!

custom mattress - Tochta mattress review

Custom Mattress in a Box for RVs Trucks & More: Tochta RV Mattress Review

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Custom RV Mattress

Hello unboxers! Today we’re reviewing a Tochta RV Mattress. Tochta is an affordable CUSTOM MATTRESS for RVs, travel trailer, boat, van, truck, sofa sleeper, motorhome, or any non-standard space. 

You can get standard sizes but Tochta specializes in rv mattress replacement: when you need a cut corner, a short queen, etc.

They build the RV and luxury trailers as cheap as they can and they’re super uncomfortable. It’s pathetic. That’s why Tochta is such a great solution – it’s actually a luxury mattress and yet it’s priced so low.

What we like most about Tochta is that they’ve been in business for over 25 years and have a high quality product that many people need. They manufacture and sell both standard size and custom mattresses that are sent to you in a box. It’s the first company like this that we’ve ever reviewed.

First, disclosures: We requested and were given a Cortana foam mattress and while we weren’t paid to do this review, if you buy a Tochta rv mattress, we’ll make a commission.

If you found this review useful, please use our link unboxmattress.com/tochta and if you call in or email in your order, tell them you were referred by Unbox Mattress. We may earn a small commission on purchases. 

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How Tochta Works

  1. Use their custom builder and enter your own custom dimensions. Their website lists most of the standard RV sizes too.
  2. Select the thickness you want – see below for more specific mattress dimensions offered and all the custom options available.
  3. See your price! Queen size mattress start at $378.

Tochta RV Mattress Review

We worked with Brissa over at the Mother She Wrote blog or on YouTube as Mother She Wrote. Brissa is remodeling her RV and needed a more comfortable mattress. We loved that Tochta came shipped in a box, the fair prices and great quality. Watch our Totcha RV mattress review here:

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Tochta RV Mattress Review: Top 10 Features

Brian is the owner of Tochta and from the start we talked with him directly and got a feeling about his knowledge and passion for his product.

We asked why he started Tochta, here’s what he told us:

“I’ve replaced the mattresses in every RV I’ve ever owned. It was no sweat for me because I happen to own a mattress manufacturing business, right?!  We would end up replacing the mattresses in our friends RV’s too, and their friends, and so on. It took me long enough to figure out that we had a real solution to a REAL problem! So I finally created TOCHTA.

I wanted to create a site which would offer only quality mattresses with instant pricing without having to jump through hoops with emails and phone calls.  I know that I personally get turned off with difficult shopping experiences, so I wanted it to be as easy as possible.  I think we’ve created an incredible product, using only high quality materials, with an easy shopping experience for virtually any size mattress, and true factory direct pricing.”

He also told us why he named the company Tochta and he told us the word means “mattress” in the Irish Gaelic language (and his wife is part Irish). Another lucky mattress!

And now for reason #1 to love Tochta custom mattress:

#1: Tochta is not a new bed in a box company – they’ve been manufacturing mattresses for other brands for over 25 years!

We reached out to Brian, the owner to get the story about Tochta. He told us they’ve sold 2 million pieces for retailers but he had a concern that many ordered what he thinks were crappy mattresses.

I know what it takes to make a quality mattress, and I’m appalled at the unnecessary gimmicks and tactics thrust onto the mattress buying consumer.  But we’ve been pretty much cornered into making what our customers (the retail stores who sell mattresses) demand, and that usually ends up being an inferior product with fluffed up gimmicks.

#2: Most RV Mattresses SUCK and finding a replacement is not easy!

Brian wanted to do something about that. As an RV owner himself, he saw that most of the mattresses in his RVs are about the worst quality possible! RV owners spend a LOT of money on their “home away from home”, and the mattress in it is usually junk. If you try to buy a replacement it’s tough to find the right size. Which leads to reason #3.

#3: Custom mattresses in about any size, shape or cut you need to fit your RV or unique requirements.

If you are lucky enough to find the size that you need, it’s usually poor quality and still very expensive. Tochta makes CUSTOM SIZES at an affordable price.

The other guys can only make the 6 standard sizes (Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and Cal King).  Tochta also makes the short queen, RV bunk, Eastern king and more. We’ve never seen so many sizes!

They also make custom sizes which means they make virtually ANY size, ANY shape, and ANY special cuts (corners, notches, etc).

Their website gives instant pricing for any thickness of mattress you want between 4″-10″.  So note that you can get a thicker mattress, you just need to call for a price quote. You just put in the dimensions.

Tochta Mattress Dimensions

Ok, there are some limits to what Tochta can do. Here are the ranges that Totcha can manufacture a mattress for:

  • 2” – 12” thick
  • 2” – 88” wide
  • 2” – 100” long
  • Unique corner cuts

custom mattress sizes

Check it out at Unboxmattress.com/Tochta

#4 Tochta mattresses are made in California, not China.

Many companies claim to be “direct” to consumer, yet they have no factory. Tochta is made in California and is made when you order it. Mattresses are made in 1-3 business days, and shipped via UPS ground anywhere in the continental United States. You’ll get your bed in about 1 week after you order.

Shipping is free. Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii is available for an additional charge which will be noted before checkout.

#5: Three different types of mattresses to choose from.

In addition to the sizes, Tocha is made from they have 3 models. There isn’t a huge price difference between them (surprisingly) but of course when you add thickness and size the price will be higher. After you put in the dimensions you want or choose from one of their sizes, you will choose the model. So that means you will choose the thickness and dimensions first. We got the Utopia.

Journey which is their basic quality mattress made of memory foam. It’s the lowest priced model.
Cortana which is a more firm bed that’s naturally hypo-allergenic, mold, mildew & dust mite resistant. It has a small layer of latex.
Utopia is their top model that’s more plush and made of memory foam.

Tochta mattress models

#6: Get an Instant Price Quote Online.

On their website you can order virtually any size and/or special cut, and get an instant price as long as it fits their specs.

This a unique approach for the RV mattress space. It’s not just for RVs though. You can buy ANY mattress for your home or RV. Their pricing is better than most bed in a box brands starting at $378 for a queen size in their Journey line.

Learn more!

#7 100 Days Sleep Trial and a less than 1% return rate.

Tochta offers a risk free 100 night money back guarantee. There is free shipping to you but you’re responsible for shipping charges on the return.

We asked Brian what the return rate is from Tochta and he said they rarely get them because people order what they want and love it.

#8: High quality mattresses at factory direct pricing.  

Tochta is the actual manufacturer, so this company is not a bunch of techies who created a website and marketed it.  They’ve made beds for a long time (yes, they make the beds).

#9: Tochta mattresses have a 10 year warranty.

This is pretty on par with other bed in a box mattresses but as we noted the prices are lower. The customer experience with Tochta is excellent and even though they’re a large manufacturer it still feels like a family run business where they care about every customer. We really like that!

#10: High quality memory foam.

Tochta uses a 4 lb memory foam, but say there are many different 4 lb memory foams out there that feel and perform much different, in terms of comfort, firmness, recovery, and durability.

Questions and Answers

Do you make for pick up truck back seats for those whose occupation requires them to sleep in truck?
Yes, Tochta can make a mattress to fit the area, but not the actual seat. Just visit use the custom mattress builder. Enter in the dimensions (L x W x H) that you need, and it will give you an instant quote on each of their 3 models.

Each model is made of high resilient foam, latex, and gel memory foam. Orders are processed within 5 working days, and shipped for FREE! If what you need requires specialty construction, they can do that too! Just email them. 

If some of these RV’s cost thousand and thousands of dollars, well why should you have to buy a comfortable mattress for it?

That’s the whole point of Tochta. You’d think the manufacturers would put a decent mattress in an RV, but as RV owners know, that’s usually not the case. Why should you have to suffer with a bad mattress when you’re on a vacation??

I like that it is modifiable for shape. But how much does it weigh? Some brands weigh quite a bit. After 5 years, it weighs much, much more! How does this compare for lightness?

Tochta’s thickest model (10″) only weighs about 63lbs in a Queen size. If you use their custom mattress builder you can order any thickness you want (between 4″-10″), which allows your mattress to be even lighter.

Can I order a Tochta mattress for my home?

Yes, absolutely. Choose from regular sizes or these: Twin, Twin XL, Full, RV Full, Full XL, Queen, Short Queen, RV King, Short King, Eastern King, and California King.

Does Tochta make mattresses that fold in half for hybrid trailers?

Yes they do. Contact them to get you a quote on a “hinged” mattress that folds. Enter COMFY25 for $25 off!

How about pop-up campers? Those mattresses are harder to change when they have to fold inside the camper. My mattress is horribly uncomfortable!

Yes they can make mattresses than “hinge” to fold away, or any other special requests too. Contact them for a price quote and please tell them Unbox Mattress sent you.

How long does it take the mattress to expand once it’s out of the box and layers of plastic?

No need to wait hours for your mattress to expand. The mattress fully expands in about 20-30 seconds. Watch our Tochta unboxing video to see what it looks like.

What if I’m really tall and need a very long mattress to fit me?

Tochta can do that too. They can be made longer than 72 inches long. You might need to call to get a custom quote though.

Are the mattresses constructed with both sides the same, maybe with a center core that might be for stability, so they can be turned if for whatever reason sag occurs? Hate these new ones sided mattresses. Sooner or later they give, and turning over to re-level has always been the only way to at least temporarily remedy that.

Tochta beds are one sided but use only high density foams, latex and memory foam. The “quick recovery” memory foam they use doesn’t “sink in” like so many others. It provides a “push back” support to provide comfort, support, and balance at the same time.

Since they’re truly factory direct, and not just a website claiming to be while subbing out the work to other manufacturing channels, they can use the highest quality materials, while still beating the competitions price.

Tochta can cut out all of the unnecessary mark ups between you and the manufacturer, which is us! You can expect incredible comfort, and durability.

What if in our RV we have a queen now with 2 night stands but want it to be King size. Can you cut the top down 25 inches at a queen size and then go to a king size the rest of the way if we have you exact dimensions?

Yes, Tochta can make virtually ANY size/shape/thickness that you need. Special cuts and shapes are no problem. You can actually email them a diagram of what you need and email it to them for a quote right away!

Do you make a mattress for a Murphy bed (queen). I have concerns that the bed frame won’t raise up and store properly if the mattress is too thick. 

Yes, Tochta makes a thinner mattress you can use for a Murphy bed or soft sleeper, bunk beds, etc. Need a horse shoe cut for your boat, they can do it!

I have a latex allergy, does Totcha have latex in it?

Choose the Journey mattress – it doesn’t have latex. The Utopia mattress is a luxury mattress, with 1″ of latex as it’s 2nd layer so it’s nowhere near the surface (it’s underneath the top 2″ layer of the mattress), so you would not be anywhere near it. But if you are concerned, the Journey is the best option for you.

Is Tochta fireproof?

The federal government requires all mattresses sold in the US to meet very stringent burn tests, known as 16 CFR 1633 and 1632. An independent lab places two testing burners right next to the top panel and side of the mattress. They are ignited for approximately 30-50 seconds and then removed. Finely calibrated instruments record the rate of heat release, as well as total heat release. If a mattress continues to burn and penetrates the barrier, it will fail immediately. Our mattresses pass these tests easily.

How well do these hold up in cold weather?

You don’t want to sleep on a brick when it gets cold outside (or inside). Memory foam is known to be harder in cold and softer with heat. Tochta’s memory foam layer has an additive called “Omni-Temp”, which minimizes the “hardening” found in so many other memory foam mattresses when it gets cold.

I want one!

That wraps up our Tochta mattress review! If you have any questions we’ll try to answer every one. Just leave them in the comments below.

Thank you for using our link should you decide to order a Tochta for your RV!

Oh, and Brian told us that they hope to add custom sheets to their line sometime in 2019! In the meantime, we found some short sheet sets that you can see in our article about why order a short profile mattress

Purple Mattress Memorial Day Sale 2020 – Up to $400 Off

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This year’s Purple mattress Memorial Day sale Purple’s biggest sale of the year for the Comfiest. Mattress. Ever.

Memorial day is the best time to buy a new mattress

You should be excited to go to bed and you should definitely feel awesome when you wake up. If you don’t, it’s time to upgrade your mattress.

Celebrate Memorial Day with Purple’s sale! Memorial Day Sale
Up to $400 off a Purple Mattress + Bundle (a Bundle includes 2 Harmony pillows, Purple stretchy sheets, and Purple brand mattress protector)

And if you want to sleep now and pay later, Purple has a financing program so you can pay a low monthly amount and get your mattress now. They even offer 0% (if you qualify – very fast answer will give you the terms).

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Purple.com discount code

There is no coupon necessary and FREE product will be applied at checkout when purchasing a New or Original Purple Mattress.

Take me to the Sale!

Active military, veterans, military spouses and registered dependents save an additional 10% off the sale.

We’ve been a fan of Purple mattress for longer than any other brand. We try not to be biased because everyone has their own unique and beautiful differences – but we think it’s the best unboxed mattress on the market. Really. It’s what we sleep on and recommend most often to our readers.

Purple has the original and the new Purple mattresses, the Purple2, Purple3 and Purple4. The Purple4 has the most dramatic difference and is the thickest of the four styles. They’re all made in the USA. Want to learn more? Check out our Purple4 mattress review.

 Not sure which mattress to get? Compare Purple mattresses.  

Purple Mattress Memorial Day Sale

For 2020 here’s what you get when you buy a Purple mattress this weekend…

Memorial Day Sale Up to $400 off a mattress + bundle
$100 off Purple Original
$150 off Purple Hybrid
$200 off Hybrid Premier
+ $200 off bundle (2 Harmony pillows, Purple stretchy sheets, and Purple brand mattress protector)

You can’t get the full benefit of the flexible comfort grid on top of every Purple mattress (that cushion your pressure points) without bedding that’s flexible too. Otherwise you get the drum effect when cotton non-stretchy bedding gets stretched across your bed. Drums don’t belong in the bedroom!

Remember that the Purple mattress is the top mattress only. You do need something to put it on – they don’t recommend box springs. Suggested: the Purple base or if you’re really fancy, the Purple Powerbase. The link takes you to our Powerbase review.

Casper Mattress Review and Promo Code for this #1 Rated Foam Mattress

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Casper Mattress Review

“The movie star mattress” with a lot of star power…Casper is also much loved and gets the top #1 rating by Consumer Reports for the best foam mattress

Casper Mattress Review

You might think friendly ghost when you hear the unique name Casper, but I like to call Casper the movie star mattress because of the star power behind it. For example, Leonardo DiCaprio and Adam Levine are investors. You’ll also find celebrities and famous Instagrammers sleeping on a Casper.

Unbox Mattress requested and was given this queen size Casper Mattress by Casper for the purposes of this review.  We weren’t paid to review Casper but we may earn a small commission should you buy one.

Promo codes change frequently so click the button to check for the latest Casper promo code.

Best Promo Code for Casper

Overall, we found the regular Casper mattress to be a decent bed but we’re more wowed by the marketing and their testing than the mattress itself. However, if you love memory foam beds and want a medium soft feel, Casper might be right for you. We’ve learned that each person is unique and after getting close to the firmness, features and price you want, the next best step is to do a sleep trial.

Here’s our Casper mattress review video (we hope to review one of their higher end mattresses too):

How Casper Mattress is Made

Take a look inside of a Casper mattress.

Let’s break down some facts about Casper…

Materials and Layers
Casper is made of all foam. There are no springs inside. There isn’t a lot of memory foam. Rather Casper beds consist of at least 79% regular / non-memory foam.

Casper has 4 layers of foam. All foam layers are Certi-Pur certified.

  • 1.5” Open-Cell Foam
  • 1.5” Responsive Memory Foam
  • 1.5” Zoned Support™ layer provides optimal support for the shoulders and hips
  • 5.0” Durable Support Foam

10” total height (foam and cover). We like the touches that distinguish this bed from other foam mattresses with the extra support where you need it. Casper calls it zoned support. They continue to test and make adjustments to their mattress based on customer feedback.

Casper is a medium firm mattress, right near the middle. It offers some sink but not a lot.


One purchaser will say Casper sleeps cool (and as I said I didn’t find complaints about the temperature) but others say it’s average temperature, neutral or even warm. Overheating didn’t seem to be a big issue, likely because there’s not very much memory foam in this bed.

Price of a Casper Mattress

You’re looking at under $1k for a queen and a king is $1195 but prices change so click below to find the current pricing. 

Size Dimensions (width and length) Weight Check Price
Twin Twin XL 39" x 75" 39" x 80" 44 lbs 46 lbs
Full 54" x 75" 60 lbs
Queen 60" x 80" 71 lbs
King California King 76" x 80" 72" x 84" 91 lbs 90 lbs

Casper Mattress Pros

  • Overall, Casper doesn’t sleep hot. The thing about foam, especially memory foam is that it warms up with body heat so even if you sleep cool, a mattress can make you sweat.
  • The cover is modern and clean but not fancy – we love that it zips off from the top instead of under the mattress, which makes for easier cleaning. The zipper is sturdy and it’s sort of fun to see inside.
  • Returns are easy and customer service is responsive.

Cons of Casper Mattress

  • Not as thick as some beds – although the extra material will usually add to the price.
  • It does have offgassing. Not the worst we’ve tested but not the best either.

Facebook Comments on What’s the Best Mattress?

We sort of hate when someone asks for friend’s recommendations for a mattress without giving any criteria. Everyone is different and it’s unlikely you’re going to have the same preferences or budget as your friends.

When we saw a thread about the best mattress, a friend raved about her Casper so we reached out to ask her what she thinks so far. She’s had hers a few years. Her response? She still loves it. Will you love it? There’s only one way to know. Try it out. And be sure to get one of the Casper mattress protectors to go with it. Nobody wants to think of what gets into your mattress without one!

Really though, that’s the beauty of a boxed mattress. You can sleep on it and that’s the best way to know once you’ve narrowed down your choices. Studies show that you’re just as likely to like a traditional mattress as a boxed one – it’s about 80% across the board.

Is Casper too Firm or Too Soft?

The biggest concerns people have with a mattress are usually the feel and the durability. The feel is subjective. The number one complaint we hear is it’s too hard or it’s too soft. As far as durability – Consumer Reports tests say they test a mattress to simulate 20 years of sleeping and Casper was at the top.

You’ll like Casper if you already know you want some memory foam and softness but you like a medium firm feel. Love the sleep system – you save by buying  sheets, pillows and mattress as a bundle.

We’re not hip enough to review this mattress.

Casper and the star power behind it is the biggest story because no one else in the boxed bed industry has done what they’ve done.

From nap pods in music stores to having Uber drivers deliver mattresses in New York City, they’re definitely chic. We’ve had a Google alert on their name to follow them for over a year and we’re just waiting for their nap pods to roll into our town so we can see them in person!

Casper officially launched on April 22, 2014, and they sold $1 million worth of product in the first 28 days. They’ve recently had product placed in some American Airline flights in first class. The big problem with that? People are stealing the bedding!

Casper is an award winning mattress

Casper mattress awards

● Consumer Reports’ highest rated memory foam mattress under $1,000
● TIME ‘Invention of the Year’
● Fast Company’s ‘Innovation by Design’ winner
● Industrial Designers Society of America award winner
● Good Housekeeping 2018 Lab Pick
● #1 out of 27 top foam mattresses rated by Consumer Reports, beating out other brands such as Ghostbed, Lull, Tuft & Needle and more.

Casper consumer reports

2017 Consumer Reports ranked Casper above Ghostbed and Purple but in a 2019 issue it rose to #1.

If we could pass out award for mattresses we review, we’d give Casper awards for…

The most personality packed in a mattress

Casper is one of the original bed in a box mattress companies that we credit with infusing fun into the otherwise snoozy mattress industry.

Casper is incredible at marketing and they have fun! During the eclipse of 2017 they took over part of Casper Wyoming (their namesake city). We think they should sponsor it like Half.com sponsored a city in Oregon for a year in 2000. They could give the city a bunch of beds in exchange!

Casper created a glamping moon gazing party that people could attend to watch the eclipse on a Casper, in Casper Wyoming! We don’t know if there were any celebrities in attendance or if they had a DJ but it looked like fun!

The stars really aligned for them too because Casper, Wyoming just happened to be one of the best places in the nation to view the eclipse. Casper Wyoming was in the Line of Totality. Talk about lucky!

If you call customer service you’ll want to be placed on hold so you can listen to the lullaby music play. We tested it out and it’s true. They supposedly also have bedtime stories if you press a certain number but we haven’t confirmed that. You can try it out by calling 1 888.498.0003.

When they launched, Casper packed actual books into the mattress box. You know how cereal boxes or cracker Jack have toys inside? Well Casper had books. Because people love to read before nodding off. Today the box comes with care interactions but we thought they should include a comic book or something.

The most engineers on staff

While they’re advertising is fun, Casper is serious about their mattress. They’ve got a testing lab where they monitor and test products, and have 30 engineers on staff. They even worked with a renowned polymer chemist to make our base foam more durable.

Today Casper has the Original Casper mattress which they continue to innovate on. It’s been re-engineered to add more support in places you need it like your hips and shoulders.

Don’t forget to always use a mattress protector with your mattress. Casper does carry a highly rated mattress protector to go with your bed. As we say never let your bed go naked. You don’t want moisture getting into the mattress and breaking it down. You want your mattress to last and be sanitary so be sure to protect it.

Go to Official Website

That wraps up our Casper mattress review. What do you think of this movie star mattress? Let me know in the comments and check the video description for a link to buy along with our Casper promo code UNBOX to save $100 if you decide to try one out.

Finding the right boxed mattress for you is a bit like dating – you have to be willing to date different kinds until you find the right one. Except you get a full refund and the bed goes to charity after every breakup!

Casper Questions and Answers

Can I use a box spring with a Casper?
When you order a Casper mattress you only get the top mattress. You’ll need a surface to put it on. You can use a box springs but there’s no need to but they’re outdated and were used when mattresses were thinner and weighed less. Today’s mattresses are heavier and are made mostly of foam. You need a surface to get your mattress off the ground and help distribute your weight evenly.

Instead of box springs, it’s preferable to use a platform, bed base, adjustable base, or even put your mattress on the floor.


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Is the New Purple Mattress Softer?

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One of the most common questions about the new Purple hybrid mattresses is:

Is the new Purple mattress softer?

My short answer is no, not really. If you thought the original Purple mattress was too firm you probably won’t be happier with the new Purple mattress (read or new Purple mattress review). But if you do decide, go for the Purple4 since it will have the softest feel.

is the new Purple mattress softer

This is the Purple Hybrid Premier with 4 inches of Purple comfort grid, springs and is 13 inches tall. There’s nothing else like it! This is what I sleep on.

Warning you may get significantly better sleep and we may earn a commission when you shop through our links.

At Purple headquarters, the word employees use is that the new beds are more immersive than the original Purple mattress, which I think means that they’re avoiding using the word soft. Instead, it’s less firm. That makes sense because a Purple mattress will never be soft in the traditional sense because it doesn’t have any memory foam in it. And sicne memory foam sinking in is typically what people describe as soft, you can’t really say it matches the feel of a Purple mattress.

With a Purple bed, you won’t sink in very much. Rather, the Smart Comfort Grid (formerly called the super stretchy polymer) has very little give. So if you want to feel any hug you’re not going to get it from this mattress. It’s more like you’re floating on top of it. Not in the sense of a firm mattress because they are a solid piece of harder foam. You will sink in some on a Purple, but the word is more like you collapse the top where you’re heaviest.

If you’re heavier, as in over 350 lbs, you’re going to want to spring for the Purple hybrid premier – either the 3 or 4 inch. If you’re lighter go for the Purple original (9.25 inches deep), unless you just like the look of a higher profile bed and springs then the Purple hybrid (11 inches deep) is similar to the original but it has springs.

Still not sure which one to get?

Compare Purple Mattresses.

With other mattresses my biggest complaint is that my hips sink in so my spine isn’t aligned. It’s kind of in an uneven V shape. That’s the stuff of bad backs. With all the mattresses I review, my back needs to be pampered. If I could have anything I wanted, I’d wish for a mattress butler who followed me around and moved mattresses for me.


The Biggest Reason People Return a Purple Mattress? Too Firm

I have a hobby of asking people why they return their mattress. The most common answer is it’s too firm. Note that I also hear it’s too soft. For the same brand.

That’s the reason a sleep trial is so important, these are very personal and subjective terms. One person’s plush is another person’s too hard.

The new Purple beds don’t feel much softer. Adding more comfort grid and springs doesn’t change the feel significantly. Even though I’m sleeping on the Purple Hybrid Premier 4″, the one with a full 4 inches of polymer (the most of any model they offer), it can’t be called soft. In other words, buy it for the height or support, not for more give. However, out of all of the Purple beds, the Premier 4 is the softest.

As long as the top layer is polymer it never will be soft. Although Purple was anti springs when they were a startup and not a publicly traded company, that did something they swore they’d never do, they added springs. If you told the original Purple they’d grow up and be sold in Mattress Firm they’d never have believed you. However, I don’t see Purple adding anything above the polymer layer. It’s too integral to the brand.

And that’s not bad. Mattress Underground, the most long winded review site online, says a firmer mattress is more durable, writing that:

Firmer materials will tend to compress less and last longer than softer versions of the same material so if you are choosing between two mattresses that are both a suitable choice in terms of comfort, firmness, and PPP and one of them is slightly firmer than the other and there are no other significant differences between them that would affect durability then I would choose the one that is slightly firmer.”

Note that PPP = Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and Personal preferences

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Want a Soft Mattress?

You want soft? Get a Puffy or other memory foam bed like Idle. Idle Sleep gel memory foam mattress is the softest bed in a box type mattress we’ve reviewed. They have the regular (12″ deep and medium feel) or the plush (14″ deep) which is soft. This is more what I call a marshmallow bed but it’s lightweight or cheaply made.

How do you know if your mattress is too firm?

If your mattress is too firm, it will push on your pressure points like your shoulders, hips and butt. This will take you out of alignment and you’ll start to feel aches and pains. 

If you feel pain as soon as you lay on your bed, it’s probably not your mattress. The telltale signal that it’s your mattress not you is you feel worse after spending hours in bed. When a mattress is too soft and you sink into it too much causing the heavier parts of you to sink in further than the rest of you. So your spine isn’t in neutral. causing back pain.

You can often fix that with a mattress topper at least 3 inches deep.

Too Firm for Older Adults?

My parents, who are both in their 80s (and in denial about it), added a $40 mattress pad to their Purple mattress and have been happy ever since. But Purple wouldn’t ever suggest that, because well, they’re selling you on the properties of sleeping directly on the responsive layer. It’s like their prized granddaughter and all they want to do is show it off.

At least you could replace the topper (here are the bestselling mattress toppers on Amazon). when it develops an imprint which you can’t do when that softer foam is built into your bed.

Is the New Purple Worth It?

Purple really does sleep temperature neural. It actually does cushion your pressure points and has the best motion isolation of any bed I’ve ever slept on. Those are it’s biggest selling points. Is the new Purple worth the price tag? I think it is. Purple truly offers something unique in the boxed mattress industry. All these comparison videos between Purple beds and other brands make me roll my eyes.

Purple is nothing like a typical foam block mattress in which one is so much like another, they’re really hard to choose between. It’s like deciding which arm you like better.

I have a friend who bought a Purple who has read so many conflicting reviews that she hasn’t opened it yet. She’s afraid to and now she’s blown through her 100 day trial and can’t return it. I’m tempted to buy it from her because our mattress in a box that’s only a year old has developed something that looks like a tumor on the side. Since it was a review sample I can’t make a warranty claim, but that’s a first! I’m tempted to put another Purple on that bed.

But don’t expect Purple to feel like other beds and don’t expect it to be soft. Remember how you used to go camping and sleep on the hard ground and be just fine? Those days are over. They thing that’s soft is your middle age tolerance for a bad night’s sleep.

Dreamcloud mattress review

Honest DreamCloud Mattress Review

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Hello Unboxers! Join us today for an honest DreamCloud mattress review. DreamCloud is a hybrid mattress which means it has memory foam and springs. Since writing this post, DreamCloud has changed some, read about DreamCloud changes here.

DreamCloud Review

The main points you need to know about Dreamcloud are:

  • A full 15 inches in height
  • Hybrid luxury mattress that comes in a box (bag actually) and has springs
  • Memory foam with a firmer touch that won’t sink a lot or get too warm
  • Has side handles to help you move your mattress around on the bed easier
  • European style quilted top – each square is like a little cloud
  • Has an incredible 1 year trial period and lifetime warranty

Dreamcloud mattress review


Tufted European Style Hybrid Mattress in a Box

The top is a European pillow top style mattress with high end cashmere cover and tufting we don’t usually see in a boxed mattress. It really comes in a very large, durable bag. They offer a white glove service and will set up your mattress for you in your home.

To be honest, DreamCloud makes other mattresses in a box seem boring by comparison. There’s just a lot more going on with this mattress, so let’s get into the details.

We’re reviewing the queen size DreamCloud, which was given to us for the purpose of this review. We’re affiliates of DreamCloud.

Learn More About Dreamcloud

Dreamcloud mattress handle

This is the only mattress we’ve reviewed that has handles on the side!

Dreamcloud Review

We know how tough it can be to decide on an online mattress that you’ll love. This customer tried Purple mattress twice! But in the end she found and stuck with Dreamcloud.

Here’s what she said:

Got ours delivered and set up yesterday. So far it’s great! My hubby has back issues and we have gone through every mattress imaginable, from Tempurpedic to Purple. We had bought a Stearns Fosters and liked the firmness and the coils for support but not the huge price tag and the big buttons we could feel through several layers. This is our 11th mattress in the last 2 years….ELEVEN!! The last one we purchased was a Christelli mattress and it started having issues after 6mos but because they only have a 60 day trial period we are now out $2500. Looking forward to seeing how this mattress hold up over this next year.

Here are the mattress brands she tried, listed in order:
1. Tempurpedic
2. Linenspa (Amazon)
3. Tuft and needle
4. Purple
5. Casper
6. Leesa
7. Lull
8. Stearns and Foster hybrid with cooling
9. Purple again
10. Christelli
11. DreamCloud

Why Dreamcloud?

“So far it’s been great. My husband needs a firmer bed and this is firm enough for him but still soft enough for me.”

” My husband is a big guy and that’s the problem we had with all of the others. Some were just too thin of a mattress, 10” is not enough when it’s just foam.”
Jennifer Smith Kiggans

When you hear the word cloud you think soft but the DreamCloud will only be your dream mattress if you like your bed on the firm end. In fact, it’s the most firm bed in a box mattress we’ve tested so far.

Honestly, we thought DreamCloud would be too soft. We usually steer away from a memory foam mattress for that reason. However, it’s actually more firm than expected. The mattress does warm up to your body, but not a lot. So if you sleep warm you can rest easy with this mattress.

dreamcloud tufting

Dreamcloud tufting

The Dreamcloud mattress doesn’t actually come in a box, it comes in a double layer of bags. Yes, that’s right it’s boxless! It arrived in great condition and delivery was fast.

It weighs 94 lbs. The mattress was rolled up in layers of plastic and well protected. Everything about it spoke to its quality.

Dreamcloud offers a lease-to-own finance option if you are unable to pay in full which is helpful.

Size Price BUY
Twin $399
Twin XL $469
Full $599
Queen $699
King $899
Cal King $899
Looking for a Dreamcloud discount code? Get $200 Off DreamCloud Luxury Mattress

You can’t beat the sleep trial or warranty on this mattress! When you think of clouds, think eternity because it will be free from defects in workmanship and materials for as long as you own and use the mattress.

The lifetime warranty – or as long as you own it – works like this:

  • For the first 10 years of ownership, they will replace your mattress with a brand new DreamCloud at absolutely no charge to you if defective in workmanship and materials.
  • In years 10+ they will completely repair and re-cover your DreamCloud, or replace your DreamCloud and all transportation charges will be waived if a manufacturing defect(s) or a materials failure is confirmed to exist.

You get a full year sleep trial on this bed. That means you can get a full refund, no shipping or fees, if you change your mind in the first YEAR. Did you know Mattress Firm gives you 30 days trial on their mattresses and charges you almost $80 for a return? That’s why we love that you get plenty of time to decide what you think. Plus you’re not out anything if you don’t keep it.

Dreamcloud comes with a 20 year guarantee, which is also generous. While you may never need it, the warranty and sleep trial, helps give you peace of mind that you’ll be happy your purchase.

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Some people mention a terrible smell and odor once it’s open, but it really wasn’t that terrible. There wasn’t a strong offgassing. Mattresses from the same brand may have more or less new bed smell to them depending on the manufacturing process and how long they aired out before being wrapped in plastic. So your bed may be different than someone else’s.

Dreamcloud is CertiPUR-US® approved. These foams are made without ozone depleters, PBDE flame retardants, mercury, lead and other heavy metals, formaldehyde, phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. They are Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million).

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Dreamcloud has 8 layers which isn’t as many as some other luxury brands but it has higher end detailing and a cashmere cover.

Top Layer – TrueTufted Cashmere Top
This is the dreamiest part of the mattress. Their Cashmere cover provides breathability, adds premium softness and is naturally resistant to bedbugs.

Layer 2 – Gel Infused Memory Foam
Contouring support that conforms to your body but won’t leave you stuck and overheating. DreamCloud’s gel infused foam is cooling and supportive.

Layer 3 – Quilted Memory Foam
They say it’s soft but we already covered that!

Layer 4 – Natural Latex
DreamCloud’s hypoallergenic super premium natural latex layer provides a cushioning bounce for extra give and added contouring.

Layer 5 – DreamPlush Supporting Memory Foam
Luxurious high-density memory foam provides deep contouring support and the best of all possible dreamworlds.

Layer 6 – Super Dense Super Soft Memory Foam
DreamCloud’s Super dense foam keeps your back in alignment and cradles your spine no matter what sleep position you prefer.

Layer 7 – Patent-Pending ‘BestRest’ Coils
A five-zoned foam encased pocketed micro coil compression system provides unmatched dream support from head to toe.

Layer 8 – High-Density Super Soft Memory Foam

More details about what’s inside a Dreamcloud:
Medical Grade Visco Elastic Memory Foam
Hi Core 9.2 Grade Foam
High Vegetable Base Super Core 5 lb Support Foam
Patented Spring Coils with 5 zoned encased micro coils

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You need a platform, adjustable base or metal frame to put your new DreamCloud on. As with the other boxed mattresses it doesn’t come with box springs, only the top mattress.

Want to book your own 365 night stay on DreamCloud? Get started at unboxmattress.com/dreamcloud