Overview

Bob’s Discount Furniture is a chain of retail furniture stores based in the northeast United States that also has a significant online presence. Bob’s Discount Furniture sells mattresses under its own branding, Bob-O-Pedic. The company offers memory foam mattresses, hybrid mattresses, and latex mattresses. This review focuses on the hybrid mattress options.

Some of the key strengths of the Bob-O-Pedic hybrid mattresses include:

  • Abundant options: Bob-O-Pedic offers a huge range of options including different designs, styles, heights, and firmness levels. For customers who are willing to dig into the details, there is a lot of ability to find a mattress that is likely to be a good fit.
  • Low cost choices: while Bob-O-Pedic also offers mattress closer to a luxury price point, many of their models are available at very low prices. For bargain shoppers, Bob-O-Pedic may have some viable options.

Potential drawbacks for the Bob-O-Pedic hybrid mattresses include:

  • Unknown specs: if you are interested in knowing the density of the foam layers used in the Bob-O-Pedic mattresses, you’re out of luck. The company does not share this information publicly. They are also inconsistent in their details about other mattress components.
  • Overwhelming number of choices and variables: Bob-O-Pedic offers so many different mattresses that it can be hard to keep things straight. Details about things like shipping costs and warranties can vary based on the mattress, and customers who are prone to being overwhelmed may want to search elsewhere.
  • Not available nationwide: these mattresses are most easily obtained in the Northeast, and many are not available for shipping to other parts of the country or may have expensive costs for shipping.

We also have a review for the Bob-O-Pedic foam mattresses and latex mattress if you’d like to learn more about their other offerings.

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Bob-O-Pedic Hybrid Mattress Pricing

Pricing for the Bob-O-Pedic line of hybrid mattresses varies significantly based on the model and the size. The table below gives the range of prices for each model.

Mattress Model Price Range
(varies by size, typical range twin to king)
Val-U-Pedic $169 – $419
Bliss $199 – $349
9 Hybrid $249 – $599
Anticipation $349 – $749
Midnight Mattress $549 – $949
Bob-O-Pedic Hybrid $699 – $999
Black Label Gel $699 – $1,099
Vibrance $1,049 – $1,299
Desire $1,349 – $1,599

About the Bob-O-Pedic Hybrid Mattresses

Bob-O-Pedic Hybrid Mattresses Specifications

Bob-O-Pedic sells 8 different models of hybrid mattresses. Details about their design and composition is listed in the table below.

Bob-O-Pedic does not list detailed information about the full specifications of these mattresses. For example, the company does not disclose the densities of the foams used in the support or comfort layers. Some of the mattresses have details for the innerspring construction while others do not. Some of the mattress descriptions are vague or difficult to interpret exactly how the mattress is built.  This makes it very difficult to gauge the support and durability of the mattress, and it also makes it hard to comparison shop.

Mattress Model Specifications
Val-U-Pedic Top: quilted cover with 1” foam
Second: 1” foam + memory foam lumbar pad
Bottom: innerspring coils (460 13.75 gauge)
Bliss Cover: 1⅜” foam
Top: 1” foam
Second: ¾” fiber layer + lumbar memory foam pad
Bottom: innerspring coils (490 coils, 13.75 gauge)
9 Hybrid Cover: 1⅜” foam
Top: 1” foam
Second: ¾” fiber layer + lumbar memory foam pad
Bottom: innerspring coils (490 coils, 13.75 gauge)
Anticipation Cover: knit with 1.5” foam
Top: 1” plush foam with memory foam lumbar layer
Second: foam-encased innerspring coils
Bottom: 1⅝” fiber base
Midnight Mattress Varies based on firmness choice
Bob-O-Pedic Hybrid Top: 2” memory foam
Second: 1” support foam
Third: 6” microcoils
Bottom: 2.5” support foam
Black Label Gel Varies based on firmness choice
Vibrance Cover: 2” quilt
Top: ¼” gel memory foam
Second: 1⅓” soft foam
Third: 1” microcoils (1386 coils, 17 gauge)
Fourth: 1” foam + latex lumbar pad
Fifth: Innerspring coils (800 coils, 14.5 gauge)
Bottom: 1⅝” fiber base
Desire Cover: 1” gel memory foam
Top: 1” plush foam
Second: 1” gel memory foam
Third: 1” gel latex
Fourth: 1” microcoils (1386 coils, 17 gauge)
Fifth: 1” transition foam
Sixth: foam-encased coils (800 coils, 14.5 gauge)
Bottom: 1⅝” fiber base

Where It’s Made

Bob-O-Pedic foam mattresses are made in China.

Buying Logistics

Where to Buy

Bob-O-Pedic mattresses are sold online through the company’s website and in their showrooms in many locations in the U.S.

Sleep Trial / Refunds

Bob-O-Pedic offers a 90 day sleep trial on mattresses. To quality for this trial, you must use the mattress for 30 days. After that, up until the 90th day, you can exchange the mattress at no additional cost, unless the new mattress you select is more expensive, in which case you pay the difference. If you choose to return the mattress, you receive a refund of the purchase price minus the cost of delivery.

Delivery

Shipping costs are not included in the purchase price for most Bob-O-Pedic mattresses. Delivery options and costs are different depending on the specific Bob-O-Pedic mattress.

Some mattresses are available using the “Bob’s Value Xpress” shipping option. These are bed-in-a-box models that are delivered sealed in plastic packaging inside a box to your door. After you remove the mattress from the packaging, they decompress to reach their full size. This delivery method uses FedEx and does not include any installation or haul-away of your old mattress.

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Other mattresses are delivered with Bob’s Home Delivery, a white glove service that includes setup and haul-away of your old mattress.

Warranty

Bob-O-Pedic offers non-prorated warranties of different lengths. These warranties cover defects in materials and manufacturing. You can see the different warranty lengths in the table below.

Mattress Model Warranty Length
Val-U-Pedic 5 years
Bliss 5 years
9 Hybrid 15 years
Anticipation 15 years
Midnight Mattress 18 years
Bob-O-Pedic Hybrid 20 years
Black Label Gel 20 years
Vibrance 20 years
Desire 20 years

Customer Service

Bob-O-Pedic is a sizable chain of furniture stores that has a mixed reputation for customer service. While they sell a large volume of products, including mattresses, they also have had a number of complaints from customers, which is normal for a retailer of their size. They do have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

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Mattress Performance

Each of the Bob-O-Pedic hybrid mattresses includes at least one innerspring layer with at least one type of foam comfort layer on top. Many also include a pillowtop layer or foams sewn into quilted covers. Given the diversity of these options, it is hard to generalize about their performance. In addition, our ability to confidently assess the performance of these mattresses is limited by a few challenges. First, they are inconsistent in describing mattress components. Second, they have many product lines that can change over time in terms of their design, including the foam or innerspring composition.

That said, we know that these mattresses will reflect the general features of hybrid mattresses, which we will discuss in more detail below.

Support

Hybrid construction is an excellent option for many sleepers because it can provide the balanced support of innerspring coils with the comfort and contouring of foam.

In some cases, this best-of-all-worlds approach creates a near-perfect sleeping surface that helps ensure spinal alignment and comfortability. However, the risk with this approach is that with more components, one weak link can potentially erode the overall mattress performance. This is a reason why not knowing the specifications of the Bob-O-Pedic hybrid mattresses is of serious concern.

Durability

With such a broad product line, durability may vary based on the model and its composition as there are differences in the type and quality of materials in each. Models that have lower-density foams are more likely to suffer from long-term durability problems, but unfortunately, Bob-O-Pedic does not reveal the density of the foams used in these mattresses. In addition, innerspring layers with lower coil counts are at greater risk of losing their overall support level with regular use.

Firmness

Most of the Bob-O-Pedic hybrid mattresses are medium (4-6) on the typical firmness scale, but others — such as the Black Label Gel and the Midnight Mattress — are available in more firm and more plush options.

Motion Transfer

Because innerspring mattresses have a bit more bounce or resilience than traditional memory foam, they often have slightly more motion transfer. Despite this, most sleepers do not find motion transfer to be a serious issue, and it is unlikely to affect anyone except for very motion-sensitive sleepers.

Offgassing

Innerspring mattresses do not usually have any significant smell, but because these hybrid mattresses include foam layers, they may have some initial new mattress smell. While not harmful, the smell can be expected to a few hours or up to a few days.

Sleeping Hot

It is rare for people to find that a hybrid mattress sleeps hot. This is because the underlying innerspring base helps to provide enough support to prevent sinking into the mattress and building up heat. However, because some of these mattresses have plush pillowtops, they may have some increased propensity for sleeping hot.

Many of the Bob-O-Pedic comfort layers use gel-infused memory foam. Gel-infused foam has small beads with gel that are interspersed within the foam. The goal of this is to improve cooling, but reviews are split about whether it can achieve that effect.

Intimacy

As with sleeping hot, barriers to intimacy are rare with most hybrid or innerspring mattresses because of their bounce. However, mattresses with very plush comfort layers may cause more sinking into the mattress, reducing movement and perhaps disrupting sexual activity.

Mattress Comparison

The table below provides a comparison of some mattresses with similarities to the Bob-O-Pedic line of hybrid mattresses in terms of construction and feel.

Brand Mattress Type Support Layer Comfort Layer Price (Queen) Where to Buy
Bob-O-Pedic Hybrid Coils Varies Varies Online + many showrooms
Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid Hybrid Pocketed coils Memory Foam $1,199 Online + some showrooms
Saatva Innerspring Hourglass coils Coils + Foam $999 Online only
WinkBed Hybrid Pocketed coils Coils + Foam $1,299 Online + 1 showroom
Sapira Hybrid Pocketed coils Memory Foam $1,475 Online only
Denver Mattress Doctor’s Choice Plush Innerspring Pocketed coils Memory Foam $449 Online + many retail outlets

Additional Resources

Bob-O-Pedic has been expanding its retail store footprint to different parts of the U.S. You can read more about this in the following links: