I live in New Mexico, which has become a complete mattress desert since the pandemic (at least for good-quality king mattresses under $2500), so I think I’m going to have to order from out-of-state. It’s a bit nerve-wracking to order something for thousands of dollars knowing returns will cost hundreds of dollars, so I wondered if any of you might have thoughts about the companies and models I’m considering.
Right now, I’m trying to decide between Urban Mattress in Colorado and Mattress Makers in San Diego. I’d like to find a firm innerspring mattress that feels like my beloved old Sherwood Lumina which has finally started to sink in a few places after 13 years of heavy use. I absolutely don’t want a foam latex mattress. I like the traditional innerspring mattress feel, and if I can find one that’s affordable, I’d prefer to get a nontoxic mattress. The Sherwood mattress I have has a bit of a hotel mattress feeling to it (some cushion and springiness), but with much firmer support, no sinking anywhere. I also need great edge support, as my 110 lb dog often pushes me into the margins of the bed by morning.
The Mattress Makers staff had no experience with Sherwood, but suggested that their two-sided/flippable Kensington Cushion Firm (King=$1399) might be closest. No specs available beyond descriptions:
“Made the old-fashioned way, double-sided, but built with the newer advanced individually wrapped edge-to-edge coils guaranteed to give you longer lasting comfort than those built single-sided.”
The MM salesman said he would recommend going with their hybrid line for cooler sleep than the double-sided. The firmest option among those appears to be the Delmar Firm (King= $2099), described this way: “…we use an edge-to-edge QuadCoil system, giving you a firmer long-lasting edge support and more sleeping surface than a foam encased mattress. The 3″ Organic Dunlop Latex combined with the zippered Organic Cotton cover gives you the firm mattress feel with a little extra “springy” support from the QuadCoil system.”
I really like the fact that the Delmar is a zippered mattress with changeable components. It seems like a well-made mattress with 3” of latex and a zippered cover for around $2k is a good deal these days (sigh).
The Urban Mattress manager was very familiar with Sherwood and said their closest model would probably be the Ravenswood Firm (King =$1999) in their Essentials line. It’s described as having, top to bottom:
• Stretch-knit cover
• 1.5” Certipur 3-lb high resilience foam
• 14.5 gauge Texas-made pocketed support coils (13.5 gauge coils around the edges)
I was thinking of going with a slightly higher grade model in the same line, the Highland (King = $2499) which has all the same components except that it has two layers of 1.5” foam, described in this model as “high resiliency cold foam.” Would that just make it very squishy-feeling? What is cold foam?
I also liked the look of the Cedar mattresses in their Purity line (King=$1999), top to bottom:
• 100% certified organic cotton cover
• 1/2” certified organic latex
• 2” certified organic firm latex
• 6” pocketed coils, 884, 14.5 gauge (no firmer coils at edges for support)
(Is the Cedar basically the Delmar with 1/2” less foam?)
UM’s zippered model is The Pine (King=$2799).
Same components except with 8” pocketed coils (same gauge no difference in gauge for edge support), and a zippable cover.
Any thoughts would be most appreciated. Are hybrids appreciably different in feel from traditional innerspring? Are there any other companies I should look into that can ship for free or at low cost to NM? Is it just a huge mistake to buy one of these without trying it first?