Just in case you haven’t read it yet … the mattress shopping tutorial here has all the basic information, steps, and guidelines that can help you make the best possible choices … and know how and why to avoid the worst ones.
[quote]We are on a quest to buy a new mattress. After shopping around for a while, we have narrowed down our choice for the following two: Tempupedic Weightless Select or Tempurpedic Cloud Prima. Although they are from different lines, we find them feeling quite similar, with Cloud being a tad softer. Price-wise they are also comparable. (We need a king size, and live in Edmonton, Alberta, just in case this information is relevant, and people can recommend local shops.)
I understand that Tempurpedic is not best in terms of value, however, our options here are limited. We would like to ask the following:[/quote]
Your options may not be as limited as you believe they are. The better options and possibilities I’m aware of in the Edmonton area are listed in post #136 here.
As you mentioned … I don’t believe that any of the Tempurpedic mattress are good value choices compared to many other mattresses that are available to you (either online or locally).
If you are committed to purchasing a Tempurepedic mattress then the specs of the Tempurpedic Weightless Select (as far as I’m aware because Tempurpedic doesn’t generally list or confirm their specs) are listed in post #2 here.
The specs of the Tempurpedic Cloud Prima (as far as I’m aware) are as follows …
Easy Refresh Stretch Knit Cover
Smart Climate System, moisture-wicking,
Cool to the touch
1.2" Tempur-ES 4.1LB
2" Tempur Material 5.3LB
2.75" Poly foam Base 2.0LB
4.5" Poly foam Base 2.0LB
As you can see … they both have a 1.2" layer of 4.1 lb ES memory foam in the top layer but the transition layer in the Weightless Select is a more resilient high quality polyfoam while in the Cloud Prima it’s a high quality 5.3 lb memory foam. The Prima uses a higher quality/density base layer than Weightless Select. Neither one has any obvious weak links in the comfort layers so since the price is the same the main difference between them outside of the base layer would be that the Weightless has a little bit more resilient and responsive “feel” with a thinner layer of memory foam over the polyfoam transition layer while the Cloud Prima has more of a typical “memory foam” feel that is a little softer. I would say that it would be a preference choice based on which one is a better match for you in terms of PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and Personal preferences).
Either way … I would make some very careful “value” comparisons based on the parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you before choosing any Tempurpedic mattress.
[quote]2) If anyone knows any quality substitutes available in our area, please suggest them. They don’t have to be physically located here, as long as they are shipping within Canada we might be in the game.[/quote].
In addition to the local options available to you … the tutorial post also includes a link to a list of the better online options I’m aware of (in the optional “online” step) that can be shipped anywhere in Canada that may also be well worth considering.