When we bought our house a year and a half ago, we upgraded to a queen size bed from a full size bed that we were using in our one-bedroom apartment. We were newlyweds at the time and trying to conserve money, so we bought a spring mattress during an online sale and without seeing it in person. It was fine and it did it’s job, but neither of us loved it and it didn’t really cater to my husband’s neck and back pains.
So when I was approached by Tuft and Needle to review a new mattress 2 months ago, I was beginning my spring cleaning and I thought it was the perfect time to freshen up our space and hopefully our sleep. Truth be told, when Tuft and Needle first reached out to me, I was a little skeptical and my husband was even more so. The idea of a mattress coming in a box kinda through us off, but it seemed like they had great reviews on Amazon and I reminded him and myself that there was nothing to loose. If we didn’t like the Tuft and Needle mattress we could just go back to using our old one.
We ordered the queen size bed, and within a matter of days it arrived.
Once the Tuft and Needle mattress arrived in a box, I instantly realized the appeal of it and am now a huge fan of the box that I was originally skeptical of. With the last mattress we ordered, we had to work our schedules around the delivery time, and when they delivered it they damaged our walls in several places, so having this Tuft and Needle mattress come in a box and delivered at my door was a breath of fresh air and was much more convenient.
When I opened the box up, the mattress was vacuumed sealed.
We put the mattress on the bed and followed the instructions and began removing the plastic.
We rolled the mattress flat, and then my husband cut the bottom of the plastic and we watched it expand. I tried capturing the entire inflating process, but it happened so fast (in a matter of seconds) that I was only able to capture the second half of it. I created a gif so you can see part of the magical process yourself.
I'm not kidding, this was really how easy it was!
Here is the bed completely inflated on our bed.
Now for the review, we really love it. We went into it thinking that we could go back to our old mattress if we didn't like it, and after the first night we both agreed that we loved it and it was here to stay. We've been sleeping on it for 2 months and continue to love it and have never slept better.
What we love most about it besides the convenience is how consistent it feels. It is SO comfortable! Since there is no spring in the mattress, you are never feeling like your laying in the dip (you know that undesirable sagging space between the coils). It feels like a memory foam mattress but when you sleep on it, your weight distributes more evenly and your body doesn't sink into the bed like you'd think a memory foam mattress would. I've seen some reviews where people have called it "firm" for this reason, but I think it's more like floating on top a very comfortable surface. That might sound like an odd way to describe it, but my husband says he would agree with that description. Speaking of my husband, his neck and back has felt better since sleeping on the mattress, which is the best bonus of it all.
Another feature I like about it, was that there was no smell. I was worried it was going to smell up our room and take awhile to air out, but there was no smell at all. What a relief!
In case you have been on the edge of wanting to get one or not, they offer a 100-night trial so if you don't love it you can return it, so there's nothing really to loose which I love the concept of!
So all this said, would I recommend it? Definitely! I have already recommended it to several family members and readers and will continue to. In fact, my husband and I have already agreed that we will be purchasing Tuft and Needle mattresses in the future when we have our own kids because we truly love it that much. We both agree that the price point for the mattresses is very reasonable, and is a great price for the quality!