Tuft and Needle Mattress Review 2019

tuft and needle mattress review

Have you heard of memory or foam mattresses? Have you been thinking of getting one to replace your regular mattress? Does your partner wake you up in the night with his or her tossing and turning? Traditional mattresses can make noise and the movement can be felt throughout the mattress. Foam mattresses are a great solution for that inconvenience. 

Foam mattresses are gaining popularity with people of all ages and lifestyles. They tend to be less expensive than the traditionally constructed mattresses and claim to offer better support. 

But not all memory foam mattresses are created equal. Tuft and Needle mattresses are not like the traditional memory foam mattresses and are constructed in an innovative way that provides features to promote better sleep. 

Let’s take a look at what Tuft and Needle mattresses are, what people are saying about them, and some insight into Tuft and Needle mattress reviews. 

Read on if you want to find out more about foam mattresses and if they are a good fit for you.

What Are Tuft and Needle Mattresses?

Tuft and Needle was created in 2012 by 2 software engineers who wanted to provide a better mattress purchasing experience. Frustrated by his own personal shopping experience when going out to buy a mattress JT Marino decided to do something about it. 

The 2 colleagues set out to make positive changes in the industry by providing a unique and innovative mattress, a better buying experience, and top quality customer service. They teamed up with reputable mattress brand and company Serta Simmons Bedding in 2018 to take their products even further.

The original mattress was designed with optimal support, cooling comfort, and pressure relief in mind. They eventually produced a second model because of the great response to the initial mattress. Both models are infused with graphite gel that dissipates heat to keep the mattress cool so you don’t overheat while you sleep. The innovative adaptive foam is a combination of memory foam and latex that gives it a good balance of responsiveness and pressure relief. These features make them different from other foam mattresses on the market.

The mattresses are very affordable and are priced much lower than most other mattresses on the market; starting at $350 for a twin mattress. The mattress is shipped to your home compressed in a box and is super easy to set up.

They now offer 2 options of Tuft and Needle mattresses; the original Tuft and Needle and the Mint mattress. It’s also good to point out that all materials and production processes are made in the USA. 

Both models offer the same adaptive foam that makes them different from other memory foam mattresses. They claim that with their mattresses there is no sinking feeling, they provide better support and will keep you cool. Both mattresses are slated in the medium firm range. 

The Original Tuft and Needle Mattress

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Features

  • Medium firm.
  • Thin micro-polyamide and polyester blend cover.
  • Cool and breathable.
  • 3" gel and graphite-infused adaptive foam. 
  • 7” standard polyfoam base.
  • 10” total thickness.
  • Motion isolation.
  • Sizes twin to California king.

Who it’s for

  • Average weight people.
  • Back sleepers.
  • Small budget.

Who it’s not for

  • Overweight people.
  • Not ideal for stomach sleepers.
  • Those who prefer soft mattresses.
  • Those who prefer firm mattresses.

The Mint Mattress

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The new Tuft and Needle model is thicker and has an added layer of gel-infused foam for added comfort and support for the heavier sleeper. It costs approximately 30% more than the original model.

Features

  • Medium firm.
  • Thin micro-polyamide and polyester blend cover.
  • Cool and breathable.
  • 3" gel and graphite-infused adaptive foam.
  • 2" gel-infused foam middle layer.
  • 7” thick standard foam base.
  • 12” total thickness.
  • Motion isolation.
  • Sizes twin to California king.

Who it’s for

  • Those who want a little more cushion and luxury.
  • Back sleepers preferably, but can be comfortable for other types of sleepers as well.

Who it’s not for

  • Overweight individuals-although the Mint can accommodate a little more weight.
  • Those who prefer soft mattresses.
  • Those who prefer firm mattresses.

How Are Foam Mattresses Different from Traditional Mattresses?

Traditional mattresses are made with innerspring interior (or coils) topped with layers of cotton, inexpensive poly pads, or other cushiony materials. The firmness of the mattress is determined by these layers and the springs used. These are typically best suited if you are overweight as they tend to be more durable and last longer than the foam mattresses. 

Foam mattresses and memory mattresses contain no innerspring and are completely made up of polyfoam materials. The memory foam mattresses will adapt and retain the shape of your body while you sleep. Foam mattresses are considerably less expensive than their traditional counterparts. 

Foam mattress users appreciate the price point, the movement isolation, and the pressure relief that they provide. One of the main concerns that arise with foam mattresses is the lack of edge support compared to traditional mattresses.

Tuft and Needle Reviews - What Customers Are Saying?

Tuft and Needle mattresses can be bought on Amazon and some brick and mortar shops like Crate & Barrel, Lowes, and Walmart. They have recently started opening their own shops and offer other products like sheets, pillows, and bed frames. 

We can find reviews on their website where they state that 95% of their customers keep their purchased mattresses. They have accumulated almost 70,000 reviews from clients and are very transparent about them. 

“Even though I returned my mattress working with tech support was a delight and easy process. No hassle or up-selling.”

“Affordable comfort! I have the original, and I talked my SO into getting the Mint - love them both, sleep like a dream!”

Negative feedback from side and stomach sleepers:

“The mattress is more firm than I anticipated and as a side/stomach sleeper, it is causing some muscular aches and pains. I ordered the mattress topper to see if we can make it work with the mattress. If not, we will return it.”

Over on Amazon, Tuft and Needle mattresses have over 7000 reviews with 73% giving them a 5-star review.

“This mattress is firm and feels firmer than maybe you would like at first. Give it a week and you may experience what we now describe as the best mattress we've ever owned.”

Negative feedback from customers complaining the back pain:

“We finally gave up. We were dragging around our respective work offices, sleepy and with sore shoulders, hips, and backs so we decided to find another mattress.”

Warranty, Guarantee, and Customer Support

Tuft and Needle mattresses come with a pretty awesome guarantee and they are renowned for their excellent customer support. Try it for 100 nights and if you don’t like it, send it back for a full refund. 

Warranty: 

  • 10 year limited warranty

Guarantee: 

  • 100-night trial
  • Money back 

The only concern with the return policy is that they don’t provide pick-up. They will send you a contact for a charity-based pick-up service in your area. Tuft and Needle will pay for the service but you have to arrange for the pick-up.

They have tooted their own horn about their excellent customer service and buyers seem to confirm that the company is truly transparent and treats their customers in an authentic and respectful way.

Is a Tuft and Needle Mattress Right for you?

Foam mattresses are loved by some and hated by others. It really is a question of choice and overall comfort. Foam mattresses are great for couples because movement and noise disturbances are reduced. The foam mattress doesn't contain coils that can make noise and that can also vibrate movement to the entire bed. 

A Tuft and Needle mattress may be a good option for you if:

  • You are not overweight.
  • You sleep with a partner.
  • Sleep mostly on your back.
  • Like medium firm mattresses.
  • Want a breathable and cool mattress.
  • You need an inexpensive bed.
  • Care about where your bed is made.
  • Customer support is important to you.

Conclusion 

We feel that if you enjoy sleeping on foam mattresses you will be satisfied with a Tuft and Needle mattress. The overall satisfaction from users is quite high and the customer service is an added plus. 

The Mint model has added comfort and seems to make more top lists than the original Tuft and Needle model. It may be a good idea to splurge a little more for extra comfort and thickness.

This being said, the Tuft and Needle mattresses will not suit you if you like to sleep on super soft or super firm mattresses. 

We like the no-frills and transparent approach the company has with its clients and also its great price point. 

With their 100-day (night) trial you have basically nothing to lose. If you don’t like it, send it back and get a full refund no questions asked. 

Also, we like that innovators take on an industry and shake it up to provide a more authentic product and different experience. Tuft and Needle is doing just that.