I was watching this thread pretty early but when I finally wanted to pull the trigger on a Twin, it was OOS so went with the 8" one, only weight 140lb~ so I figure it should hold up well. Costed about $17 less too (no tax), but it's the same size as the mattress I have now. I did notice that it's only about $17-20 more per 2" up for the twin sizes, not sure on the other one's;
8" = $160
10" = $177?
12" = $196
How long have you had your respective mattresses for and what type of base are have you been using? I'm in the market and have read mixed reviews about the longevity of these mats and how supportive they are for back pain?
I have two twelve inch mattresses and the flip open box springs. One for a year and the other for two. They are very supportive. I no longer have lower back pain.
It's rough seeing these pop up when I'm trying to pull the trigger on the $549 Costco gel one. I bet Costco is better quality and can be returned though so I'm going with that one. A bed is too important of a purchase to mess around.
I bet Costco is better quality and can be returned though so I'm going with that one. A bed is too important of a purchase to mess around.
I was at the same cross-roads yesterday, till I pulled trigger on this.
Costco mattress (the ones I have seen in the store) have 3 layers, while this has only two layers. Of course, this mattress can also be returned within first 100 days (based on an Amazon review - the manufacturer has sent packaging material and prepaid shipping for return).
I notice everyone always says that "x pounds is too low". I think the highest I've ever seen is 5.3 lbs of density. If 4 lbs is too low, what would satisfy you guys? I've never seen 6 lbs and higher as people always claim.
I purchased this exact mattress on the last deal, been using it for one week. I can't comment on durability but here are my initial impressions.
I'm 195 pounds and my wife is 125 pounds and we purchased the king size. It was delivered within one week in a large rectangular box. I knew it was coming, so that morning we took the top part of our high end pillow top off and stored it for now. I had already purchased 2 5/8 pieces of plywood to make a rock solid base, this is a must for memory foam mattresses. I cut them so that they would overhang our non-spring base and to provide a foundation for the memory foam mattress without it overhanging the plywood.
I placed the plastic wrapped memory foam mattress on the base and cut the plastic. It expanded somewhat right away and I positioned it on the base and within the hour it seemed like it was fully expanded. There was one corner that was a bit smashed and it never came back to form but it is a very slight deformity, maybe 1/2 inch by 4 inches, not even noticeable with sheets on. We actually slept on it that night.
The quality is excellent in my opinion. The washable cover is very cheap though, but it does the job. There was a slight odor, my wife couldn't even smell it. I can still smell it a week later, although only occasionally and even then, it isn't very objectionable.
We have tried it both with a mattress pad, and now without. There definitely is a difference, although very slight. I prefer it without the pad.
Now, as far as weight or density of the memory foam. I think the normal weights (measured as the total weight of a piece of foam measuring 1 foot by 1 foot by 1 foot, or a cubic foot) are 3 pounds, 4 pounds, 5.3 pounds and 7 or 8 pounds (unless the high end mattress store salesman was lying). I can say that the 3 inches of 4 pound memory foam found on this mattress is, in my opinion, firm. Not hard, but definitely firm. I would think a 5.3 pound memory foam mattress would feel like a rock and I don't even want to think about a 7 or 8 pound memory foam mattress.
Also, I think 3 inches of the memory foam (and this mattress has the Visco memory foam which is the newer open cell technology which is supposed to be cooler) is the sweet spot. 2 inches would not be enough support and 4 inches would be so thick and costly as to not provide any more benefit over the 3 inch, again in my opinion.
Overall, this is an excellent memory foam mattress and the price simply cannot be beat. Both my wife and I are extremely happy that we are able to try out a memory foam mattress and only pay this little amount compared to any local stores where the cheapest king size memory foam mattress was well over $1,000 (most closer to $2,000), and as high as $7,000 (got to be certifiable to pay anywhere near this for any mattress).
I would highly recommend this mattress to anybody who would listen. Very good quality, very fast shipping, low odor and best of all really really cheap...
Has anyone had this mattress for a year or more? I'm wondering if the memory foam wears out and gets mushy after a while. That's my biggest concern.
I would've voiced a similar, excellent review about my 4" 4-lb mattress topper for the first few months I had it. After a year, however, it got so mushy that I woke up with horrible daily back pain. After taking it off my bed, my 10yo worn-out mattress felt wonderful (by comparison).
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