Tuft & Needle Mattress Evaluation: An Honest Assessment

A Tuft and Needle Mint mattress in a bedroom setting
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Will we advocate it? We haven’t group-tested the Mint. However primarily based on its thicker profile and denser foams (in contrast with the Authentic), in addition to on our expertise testing the Mint at house, we predict it’s more likely to be a good selection, notably for those who like a softer, loftier mattress.

Who it’s for: The Tuft & Needle Mint ought to enchantment to most individuals, notably to side-sleepers or those that change positions lots. It could be too delicate for some back- and stomach-sleepers.

The way it feels: Medium to medium-soft. It’s not super-plush, however you positively sink into it.

What we like: The Mint mattress is Tuft & Needle’s dearer all-foam mattress, with a 3rd layer of froth, 2 inches of added thickness (for a complete of 12 inches, versus the Authentic’s 10 inches), and graphite-infused foam to offer cooling. Judging from the density of the Mint’s foam layers, we predict it ought to be a minimum of as sturdy because the Authentic. The density of the underside foam layer, at 1.8 kilos per cubic foot, is identical as on the Authentic; the center and prime layers, at 3 and 3.5 kilos per cubic foot, are more likely to be barely extra sturdy than the Authentic’s prime layer (which is 2.8 kilos per cubic foot).

Justin has slept on the Mint for a number of weeks and has discovered it to be decently supportive, with extra resilience than most all-foam mattresses (as with the Authentic, it’s because the Mint doesn’t have reminiscence foam, so that you don’t sink into it as deeply). Justin primarily sleeps on his facet, and he has discovered the Mint to be plush sufficient to offer stress aid for his shoulders. The sting help is first rate; Justin has been capable of sleep all around the mattress with out feeling like he’s about to slip off (although when he sits on the sting, it slopes barely).

Tuft & Needle markets the Mint for many who sleep sizzling, however we don’t consider that its “cooling” facet is essentially a motive to pay extra for this mattress. Justin didn’t sleep noticeably heat in it, but it surely didn’t really feel notably cooling both. What’s extra, as we present in our Buying Guide, it’s arduous to get any long-lasting cooling impact with out constant airflow. The easiest way to find out if a “cooling” mattress really works for you is to ensure the mattress has an satisfactory return coverage (which T&N does) and check out it out your self.

What we don’t like: After a couple of weeks of utilizing the Mint, Justin seen his mattress had softened a bit greater than could be anticipated. Justin, who weighs 185 kilos, didn’t thoughts an excessive amount of, since he prefers an opulent mattress. However if you’d like one thing nearer to medium-firm, this mattress is probably not for you. The corporate advised us some softening is regular in the course of the preliminary break-in interval however that the mattress mustn’t sag (we’ve got not seen any sagging thus far).

Tuft & Needle Mint prime owner-review suggestions

Curiously, of the 25 high-quality evaluations we collected, 11 stated the mattress was too agency, in contrast with only one that stated it was too delicate. Justin, who prefers plush mattresses, says that thus far the Mint feels medium to medium-soft. This reveals how subjective firmness ranges might be. Just one reviewer talked about that the mattress sagged, and none complained of degradation (although all the evaluations have been lower than two years outdated). Only a few reviewers we discovered referenced the Mint’s cooling capabilities, both positively or negatively. We’ll proceed to gather extra proprietor evaluations.

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