OK … this is a little strange. There are two Mountain Air Organics websites in Fayetteville (same address) and they each have different prices for the model with 12" of latex.
The one where I got my numbers is here http://mountainairorganics.com/
The other one which has a price which is $350 less (and matches the Savvy Rest website) is http://mountainairorganicbeds.com
EDIT ADDED: They now go to the same site
Assuming that the lower one is correct … you can take $350 off my numbers.
I should also mention here that we are looking at some options which have different materials which affects the pricing comparisons between them.
Savvy Rest gets their Dunlop latex from CoCo latex and it is organic. This means that it is 100% natural Dunlop which has gone through the organic certification process. This doesn’t mean that it is necessarily any different from 100% natural Dunlop … only that it has been certified. Their talalay is not organic (there is no organic talalay) but it is 100% natural. Latex Green also has Organic Dunlop.
If you were to use Latex Green organic Dunlop in the SleepEz natural 13000 (which they can provide on request) the materials would be close to the same as the Savvy Rest.
Mattresses.net also has the organic Latex Green (which is much more) but the mattress you are comparing doesn’t use it (I believe the mattress you are comparing is the Blended Talalay adjustable ultra plush with an extra inch on top?).
The advantage of the Savvy Rest is that you are getting organic Dunlop. For those who are willing to pay significantly more for “organic” instead of 100% natural regardless of any actual difference … the difference in price may be worth it.
100% natural Dunlop is less expensive even though it would be identical in performance but Savvy Rest doesn’t offer this.
100% natural Talalay is the most expensive version of talalay.
Blended talalay is lower cost than 100% natural talalay (and similar to 100% natural Dunlop) even though the natural is less durable when used in lower ILD’s that are typical for comfort layers.
So … apples to apples … the sleepez 13000 natural would be the most comparable to the Savvy Rest and if your Savvy Rest quote was correct (which I really doubt), then the Mountain Air Savvy Rest would be only $464 more than the SleepEz after shipping and tax and you would get the extra wool protector. This would put the Savvy Rest “in the ballpark” and I would consider it (assuming again that your quote is correct) because the difference was less than about 20% or so and I would get the wool mattress protector.
I personally wouldn’t go in this direction at all however because I don’t believe that organic Dunlop is worth the premium over the 100% natural Dunlop. While others may not share this view … the 100% natural Dunlop is just as “pure” as the organic in my eyes … the only difference being that it’s purity hasn’t been “recognized” with a certificate.
This means that if I was to use Dunlop (and I personally prefer talalay) then I would be going in the direction of the SleepEz 13000 which used any combination of natural Dunlop or Blended Talalay layers that I wanted or the similar version at mattresses.net which also uses blended talalay. In this case I would still be saving almost $1000 with SleepEz and even more with mattresses.net (with the same tradeoff in the ability to customize between the two as I mentioned before) and the only thing I would be receiving extra from Savvy Rest would be the wool protector. This degree of difference (over 40%) wouldn’t be worth it to me even if your quote was right.
In the end of course … it’s up to what you consider to be most important and these are only my personal versions of the “value equation” that I would choose. It’s no better or worse than anyone elses
PS: If your quote is right then Mountain Air may end up doing some “extra” business because they would be the least expensive Serenity Pillowtop by far out of all the Savvy Rest outlets.