Another day another mattress tested. This time I had a go on the Yogabed and I was more than a little bit impressed this time. Foam mattresses tend to come in one flavor. Three layers or various ratios designed for ergonomic simplicity. Sure there are a few riffs on the theme, but none that I have tried out have deviated too much from that core concept. So I was surprised by the make up of this heavily customized foam mattress from Yogabed. They took everything I knew about foam bed design and threw it out the window, making a mattress that accomplishes the same goals as others, but with a fundamentally different feel. So how does it stack up to the competition? Read on to find out.
Founded in 2015 by Chris Marsh and Tim Oakhill, Yogabed is still a very young company in the booming direct to consumer mattress market. As a result there is very little information on the company available. Their site lacks even a basic About The Company page. Not knowing what they give back to their community is troubling, what happens to returned products? I don’t know. Regardless, they have one of the more interesting foam mattress designs on the market.
The Yogabed Mattresses Build Quality & Materials
Let’s start with a look at the topper material. I was greatly impressed with this one. The cover is easily removable, not a feature seen in other mattresses I’ve reviewed. It seems to be quite breathable, but seen as as the company has not seen fit to release comprehensive materials information on it I cannot be as accurate as I would like to be regarding the porous nature and durability of the cover. If you’ll permit a little conjecture, perhaps allowing it to be removed so easily is due to its longevity. It does look fantastic though. It has a wonderful textured crisscrossed design on top. Looks like the Leesa has been dethroned in terms of aesthetics, if perhaps not in anything else. I love the way it feels on bare skin though.
On to the innards, and here’s where things deviate from the norm. As I’m sure you know as a result of being dedicated readers of my column, most foam mattresses these days use three layers of foam of various densities. The Yogabed has four layers of custom designed foam. The bottom layer is one inch of hyper dense foam for support. This unique base makes the mattress a little firmer than most others on the market. Above that is the usual support foam seen in other products. Six and a half inches of paradoxically dense and porous foam. The combination of these two support layers makes this bed great for those with back pains. The top two layers work in tandem to create a wonderfully responsive sleeping experience. The YogaGel Layer disperses excess heat far more quickly than even the Loom and Leaf can manage while the YogaFoam responds to movement faster than standard memory foam. Overall I was impressed with the construction here.
Yogabed Overall Review
The Yogabed was a huge surprise for me. I did not expect what I got. A mattress that is wonderfully designed, excellently priced and overall one of the strongest contenders in the business. Their propriety tech is fascinating, and if you are looking to get a top notch mattress, at an excellent price, you have to consider the Yogabed.
Yogabed Mattress – Pricing & Returns Policy
The Yogabed lands in the same ballpark as other mattresses on the market. The Queen being a little under nine hundred dollars. Not a bad price, but wait there’s more. Yogabed’s site offers a straight up $100 discount on all mattresses. I’m not sure how long that’s going to last for, but it pushes this mattresses into the top spot for firmer mattresses. In addition they give you a free pillow at point of sale. The pillow is made from the instant response foam, essentially a quicker slightly firmer memory foam. Great value for money all round.
|Twin||$549||39″ x 75″ x 10″|
|Twin XL||$599||39″ x 80″ x 10″|
|Full||$799||54″ x 75″ x 10″|
|Queen||$849||60″ x 80″ x 10″|
|King||$949||76″ x 80″ x 10″|
|Cal King||$949||72″ x 84″ x 10″|
Shipping is free, which tends to be the case, but here it really pushes the price down to as low as it can go. They also offer the longest trial period on the market, that I have so far reviewed. 101 nights of sleep for you to decide whether you’re keeping it or not. The warranty is the standard ten year, and includes sagging. All in all, this is a great package for the price, and it would still be a competitive package if priced a little higher.
At the end of the day I was more impressed by this mattress that I thought I would be. The Yogabed has its own specialized mattress tech, a great blend of firm and plush, probably the best quality to price ratio on the market and an excellent returns policy. If you’re on the fence about the Yogabed I can genuinely recommend picking one up, for a test at the very least.
Mattress Protector – The Yogabed company offer a wide range of add-ons for their mattresses, sheets, pillows, protectors, but I’m not too inclined to recommend them. I haven’t used the products, and they strike me as cash grabs. You’ll still need a mattress protector though, so I looked up the best one I could find. The SafeRest comes highly recommended and purports to protect against all manner of things. From fluids to bugs to allergens there is nothing this little protector cannot defend against. You can find it on amazon, and if you click this link you’ll get a discount too.
Sheets – I mentioned in a previous post that I was still waiting on my new high thread count cotton sheets, well they have finally arrived and I must say they live up to my expectations. They add a level of comfort that I didn’t think possible of a simple sheet. 1500 Thread Count Wrinkle & Fade Resistant Egyptian Cotton Sheet. These are the ones i got on amazon, cannot recommend them enough, you’ll be hard pressed to find finer.