[quote=“Phoenix” post=53011]Hi Bixler,
I switched most of your posts into a new topic of their own so that it’s easier to refer back to your previous posts and our conversation doesn’t get mixed in with other member’s topics.
Not surprisingly (since they make both mattresses) they are correct.
The Brooklyn Bedding #BestMattressEver uses 2" of blended Talalay latex on top of 2" of synthetic Dunlop latex on top of a 6" 2.0 lb density polyfoam support core with a quilted cover that has a thin layer of polyfoam (less than an inch).
The Ultimate Dreams latex has a 3" blended Talalay comfort layer on top of a 6" 1.8 lb polyfoam support core and a cover that is quilted with about 1.5" of polyfoam.
The Brooklyn Bedding #BestMattressEver does use thicker layers of latex in the comfort layers and uses a higher quality/density support core.
While both of these would make a durable choice for most people that are in average weight ranges … the Brooklyn Bedding #BestMattressEver would have a durability advantage although this would make a bigger difference for those that are in higher weight ranges than for those that are in more “average” weight ranges.
Some of the other differences outside of the price are that the Ultimate Dreams latex has a wider range of firmness options available while the Brooklyn Bedding #BestMattressEver has 3 firmness options although 3 firmness options would cover the needs and preferences of the large majority of people and for some people having more options than this can add to the confusion of making the most suitable firmness choice.
The Brooklyn Bedding #BestMattressEver also has a 120 day trial period and a free return policy so there is no financial risk in trying it in your bedroom instead of a showroom while the Ultimate Dreams has a 45 day trial period and returning it would cost $99 so the risk is a little higher (the 45 day trial would only apply if you purchased the Ultimate Dreams from the Dreamfoam site which also provides you with an additional 10% discount compared to their Amazon prices).
[quote]I had written that we had both really liked the feel of the Boyd 920, but you commented that this may not be a quality product. Any idea which
would feel the closest to the Boyd 920? [/quote]
I have never slept on the Boyd mattress and have no personal experience with it so I really don’t know how any mattress would compare to it even for myself … but even if I did each person’s experience can be very different depending on their body type and sleeping style so different people can have very different opinions about how two mattresses would compare anyway.
When you can’t test a mattress in person then the most reliable source of guidance is always a more detailed conversation with a knowledgeable and experienced retailer or manufacturer that has your best interests at heart and who can help “talk you through” the specifics of their mattresses and the options they have available that may be the best “match” for you based on the information you provide them, any local testing you have done or mattresses you have slept on and liked that they are familiar with, and the “averages” of other customers that are similar to you. They will know more about “matching” their specific mattress designs to different body types, sleeping positions, and preferences (or to other mattresses that they are familiar with) than anyone else.
I would also be very cautious about using other people’s experiences or reviews on a mattress (either positive or negative) as a reliable source of information or guidance about how suitable or how durable a mattress may be for you and in many cases they can be more misleading than helpful because a mattress that would be a perfect choice for one person may be completely unsuitable for someone else to sleep on either in terms of suitability or durability (see post #13 here).
In the end the only way to know whether any mattress will be a good “match” for you in terms of PPP (regardless of how suitable it may be for anyone else) will be based on your own testing or sleeping experience so if you can’t test a mattress in person then the options you have after a purchase and the return/exchange policy and the costs involved would generally become a more important part of the “value” of a purchase. With a free return policy there is very little risk in trying a mattress outside of the time you spend testing it or returning it if it turns out not to be
Thank you for this extremely helpful post! I was considering dreamfoam but after coming across this I have realized that brooklyn bedding would be a better candidate for me with my higher weight. I will be calling tomorrow to speak with a representative for advice regarding whether medium or firm would fit me best!