Last Updated: May 2017
Tuft and Needle is one of the many mattresses that have joined the ranks of the bed in the box mattress trend. This mattress has been specially designed with comfort and support for all sleepers in mind. Compared to the other mattresses that we have reviewed, the Tuft and Needle mattress is very simplistic. It is comprised of just two layers; a three-inch layer of polyfoam and a seven-inch layer of dense base support foam. The combination of these two layers of foam makes for a mattress that is a total of 10 inches, which offers sleepers a thick mattress that is both supportive and comfortable.
Though it is simplistic in design, the Tuft and Needle mattress certainly does not fall short in regards to comfort and support. In fact, one of the reasons why we were so impressed with this mattress is because it is so very simplistic in nature. Though Tuft and Needle only offers one firmness choice, we were still pretty impressed by the mattress and found that it is an excellent option for those who are seeking a high-quality mattress at an affordable price.
If you are thinking about purchasing a Tuft and Needle mattress, but you want to make sure that it is the right choice for you, read our guide below. You will find everything you need to know about the Tuft and Needle mattress so that you can determine if it is the right choice for you.
- 100 night trial period
- 10 year warranty
- Free shipping
- Full money back guarantee
- Cool sleep surface
- No hassle ordering
- Comfortable and supportive
- Only two layers of foam
- May not stay as cool as you would hope
- Can’t try it out before you buy it
Below is our final score of the Tuft & Needle mattress based on multiple criteria that we use when testing all of our mattresses.
What’s It Made From…
The Tuft and Needle mattress is comprised of just two layers. Those two layers are made of 3 inches of poly foam and 7 inches of support foam, which makes for a mattress that is a total of 10 inches thick. Though it is very simple in design, because the Tuft and Needle mattress is made of such high-quality materials, it does offer an exceptional amount of comfort and support.
The Top Layer
On the top of the Tuft and Needle mattress is a three-inch layer of polyfoam. This highly durable foam is 2.9 pounds per cubic feet, and it provides an exceptional amount of comfort and support. The polyfoam also delivers powerful cooling capabilities, which enhances its comfort, making it more enjoyable mattress to sleep on.
The Bottom Layer
The bottom layer of the Tuft and Needle mattress is made of 7 inches of base support foam. This foam is capable of supporting 1.8 pounds per cubic foot of weight. It is the bottom layer of the mattress that serves as the foundational support. It also provides the shape for the entire mattress.
Just like the rest of the mattress, the cover of the Tuft and Needle mattress is very simple in design. Completely white in color, the cover offers a minimalist design. It is also very thin, which adds to the simplicity of the design. Because of its thinness, the cover of the Tuft and Needle mattress offers increased breathability, wicking heat away from the body and dispersing it throughout the rest of the mattress. The cover is also incredibly soft, which further adds to the comfort that the Tuft and Needle mattress provides.
Hands On Review
The Tuft and Needle mattress is purchased online and is shipped directly to your home. This is great because it makes the buying process a lot easier, and it also helps to reduce the cost of the mattress; however, this also means that you cannot try the mattress out before you buy it. As a result, you can’t try the mattress out before you buy it, which means you won’t be able to determine whether or not it will be a good fit for your specific needs.
In order to help you determine if the Tuft and Needle mattress is the best choice for you, we have thoroughly examined it and assessed some of the top criteria that impact the overall comfort and quality that the Tuft and Needle mattress provides.
The criterion that we assessed includes the following:
- Pain Relief & Support
- Heat Retention (how cool the mattress remains)
- Off Gassing (the odor the mattress emits)
If we were to measure on a firmness scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the softest and 10 being the firmest, we would rate the Tuft and Needle mattress a 6. It is plush, yet it isn’t so soft that it makes you seep into the mattress. It is also firm enough to provide pressure point relief and great support, without being so firm that it makes you feel like you are sleeping on a board.
In addition to being supportive, we also found that the Tuft and Needle mattress is exceptionally comfortable. Thanks to the medium feeling in regard to firmness, we found that it is a suitable sleeping surface for a wide range of sleepers, including those who are of varying weights and heights, and those who sleep in different positions. It contours the body; however, it doesn’t hug it so much in that it makes the body feel like it is sinking into the mattress.
Pain Relief and Support
We also found that the Tuft and Needle mattress offered a nice amount of support and pain relief. Though the two layers may be minimal, they do a great deal of good in regard to the support that this mattress offers. The top layer instantly conforms to the body; however, the second layer adds the foundational support that is needed to reduce pressure point pain and properly support the body overall, no matter what your weight or size may be.
Heat retention is another huge factor that impacts the overall comfort that a mattress provides. The more heat that a mattress retains, the hotter it will be; therefore, the more uncomfortable the mattress will be while you are sleeping on it. The top layer of the Tuft and Needle mattress is designed to pull heat away from the mattress and distribute it throughout the second layer. The cover also helps to make the mattress more breathable, which allows for less heat retention.
Off gassing is not an uncommon problem for foam mattresses. The chemicals that are used in the creation of the foam often gives a foam mattress an unpleasant odor. This odor can easily pour out of the mattress, creating an unpleasant smell.
We do have to note that in regard to the Tuft and Needle mattress, the level of off-gassing was noticeably higher than it was in other types of mattresses that we have tried out. As soon as we opened the box, we noticed a pungent odor. However, with that said, the smell does dissipate rather quickly after opening it; especially if you place the mattress in a well-ventilated area.
The Tuft and Needle mattress has proven to be a decent surface for intimate activities. Though the mattress is made only of foam, that foam does offer a decent bounce back rate, which means that while you may have to exhibit greater energy than you would on an innerspring mattress, you won’t have to exhibit as much energy as you would on other types of foam mattresses. This means that not only will you have a comfortable surface to sleep on, but you will also have a comfortable surface to exercise intimate activities.
Sleeping Position Ratings
There are three standard sleeping positions: The back, the front, and the side. Because each position requires a different level of support for the body, it is important to ensure that the mattress you are considering will offer the support and comfort that your body needs.
Here is a look at our assessment for comfort and overall support that the Tuft and Needle mattress provides for various sleeping positions.
The Tuft and Needle mattress is an ideal option for back sleepers. It holds the spine the correct position, which helps to reduce pressure points and other issues that are often associated with sleeping on foam mattresses. Additionally, it properly cradles the body, giving you that extra ‘hugging’ feeling that you are looking for; however, it doesn’t cradle the body so much that it will make you feel as if you are being consumed by the mattress.
- Back Sleeping score: 9.5/10
Stomach sleepers usually tend to enjoy a mattress that isn’t too soft, and one that isn’t too soft. If the mattress is too soft, it can make you feel as if you are falling into the middle and trapped by the rest of the mattress.
The Tuft and Needle mattress is designed to offer the perfect combination of softness and firmness, which thereby creates an ideal sleeping surface for stomach sleepers.
- Stomach Sleeping score: 8.5/10
The Tuft and Needle mattress also offers proper support for side sleepers; however, do beware that if you like to sleep right against the mattress, you will have a decent level of support that won’t make you feel like the mattress is giving way underneath you.
- Side Sleeping score: 9/10
Bed Frame Compatibility
The Tuft and Needle mattress is best used on a foundation that has slats with no more than 3 inches between each one. Additionally, the slats should be constructed of durable materials that won’t bow, bend or sag underneath the weight of the mattress. If you prefer, you can use the Tuft and Needles mattress on a solid surface, such as a platform bed or even a floor. Generally speaking, the more solid and stable the bed frame is, the better it will be, as it will allow you to better enjoy the comfort and support that the Tuft and Needle mattress is designed to provide.
Warranty, Guarantee and Trial Period
- Warranty: 10 years
- Guarantee: Full money back guarantee if anything happens to the mattress that does not have to do with proper care (such as a manufacturer defect,) you can contact the manufacturer for a full refund, no questions asked.
- Trial Period: 100 night trial period. If, during the span of those 100 nights, you are not satisfied with the Tuft and Needle mattress for any reason, call the manufacturer and they will arrange to pick up your mattress and will refund your money.
The Tuft and Needle is one of the most simplistic foam mattresses on the market. Made of just two layers of foam, the design is not showy or flashy, and it gets right down to business: offering you comfort and support. Though the design is simple and it does offer decent comfort and support, it does have a certain level of odor, which you may find off-putting.
Is This Mattress Right For You?
If you are shopping for a simple foam mattress that doesn’t offer a lot of bells and whistles, the Tuft and Needle mattress may be a great option for you. With just two layers of foam, this mattress is very simple; yet it does offer a high level of comfort and support – similar to the comfort and support mattresses that offers more layers offers. Overall, the Tuft and Needle mattress is durable, comfortable and will offer you the support that you may be looking for.
Rating Box and Summary
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