First of all, thanks for all the wisdom and information on this site. Before stumbling onto it, I would have only gone by how the bed felt in the showroom and 100% would have made a bad decision as my first two choices were Aireloom and Kluft variations. Luckily they were not available to test on the showroom floor the same night I came home and then found this site.
So needless to say my search parameters have changed drastically. I live south of Boston,MA and have reviewed your recommended links and all the MA conversations on this forum. After initial information overload and just feeling comedicly overwhelmed, I now feel I have a decent grasp at what I should be looking for. I would like to echo others in saying this is way harder than purchasing a car or anything else I’ve researched and bought over the years, and these companies clearly try to make it even harder on us consumers.
So I first tried the Pure Bliss Latex Nature as this was my #1 target, but was dismayed that it did not feel as great to me as I had I hoped it would. It was good, but maybe to firm and not as comfortable as I had hoped. The Beautiful is not available to try anywhere within my location.
I then tried Cardi’s Nature’s Rest models, and liked the 3-DZH Lux Plush model the best. but again not blown away, but I did like it. along the way I tried some memory foam, hybrids, and coil brands/models (including all the Spring Air house brands) but quickly ruled them out.
Now here is where it gets tricky, I went into Jordans (I was there for a couch) and tried the Natura models for the heck of it. I tried the Toas and Unison, but really liked the Eco Sanctuary by far (unfortunately). I know from reading your site - at $5317 for a cali king, this is not a good value mattress at all. But forgetting value for now, I reviewed the layer breakdown and all materials were Talalay, Dulop, and wool I believe. They would not let me take a picture of the layer specs and did not have time to write them all down, but I will do so if I go back after visiting the rest.
My concern is they said there are no firmness options for the Eco Sanctuary, which in theory is fine since I liked the comfort level of the model I tried. But I am 6’4" 220 lbs, and worry if after a while it might not give my back enough support over a longer test period than 10 minutes in a showroom. I am a side sleeper and stomach sleeper. Do you believe this Dunlop mattress will give me the support I need? - as it feels very plush but not bouncy (which I liked). I am not sure if you already know the Jordan specs for this mattress, I know it looks different than the one on Natura’s website I think.
My other concern is the wool comfort layer, will this compress and lose its comfort over time - does it become lumpy or flattened? I have never owned anything but a crappy spring mattress so I am really looking to upgrade as I am a light and very poor sleeper, and looking for the best I can get that might help me sleep sounder. I could not tell if it was the Dunlap latex I was responding to when liking this model, or the wool stitched into the quilt?
If you take value off the board completely , and just judge based on PPP (which I liked) and durability – would you recommend the Eco Sanctuary? I will do my due diligence and keep looking, but I may have to decide if I can forget about the extra money I am paying because getting a mattress I love and is durable are far and away the most important factors to me.
my next stops are Gardner and boston bed company (Spindle is just too far for me). My current bed is so busted by now that I am kind of in a hurry but trying not to rush my decision. any input would be appreciated, I will go back and write down the Eco Sanctuary specs next time I visit if needed. thanks!