Bob’s Discount Furniture is a chain of retail furniture stores based in the northeast United States. Bob’s also has a significant online presence and 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 memory foam options.
Some of the key strengths of the Bob-O-Pedic memory foam mattresses include:
- Extensive options: the Bob-O-Pedic line contains a huge range of options including different designs, styles, heights, and firmness levels. For customers who are willing to dig into the details and sort through the different models, there is a lot of ability to find a mattress that is likely to be a good fit.
- Low cost choices: while some Bob-O-Pedic mattresses are sold at more of a luxury price point, many are available at very low prices. For bargain shoppers, Bob-O-Pedic may have some viable options.
Potential drawbacks for the Bob-O-Pedic memory foam mattresses include:
- Undisclosed mattress specifications: 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.
- Dizzying options 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 hybrid mattresses and latex mattresses if you’d like to learn more about their other offerings.
Bob-O-Pedic Memory Foam Mattress Pricing
Pricing for the Bob-O-Pedic line of memory foam 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)
|4.5||$199 (twin/full/queen only)|
|6||$200 – $300 (twin/full only)|
|9||$249 – $599|
|Bob-O-Pedic Gel||$699 – $999|
|MyBob||$999 – $1,299|
|Cirrus||$499 – $799|
|Whisper||$249 – $399|
About the Bob-O-Pedic Memory Foam Mattresses
Bob-O-Pedic Memory Foam Mattresses Specifications
Bob-O-Pedic sells 7 different memory foam 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. In some cases, the layering and thickness of individual layers is ambiguous as well. This makes it very difficult to gauge the support and durability of the mattress, and it also makes it hard to comparison shop.
|4.5||Top: 2” gel memory foam
Bottom: 2.5” support foam
|6||Top: 2” gel memory foam
Bottom: 4.5” support foam
|9||Top: 2” gel memory foam
Bottom: 7” support foam
|Bob-O-Pedic Gel||Top: 2” gel memory foam
Middle: 1” latex
Bottom: support foam
|MyBob||Top: activated-charcoal gel memory foam
Bottom: support foam
|Cirrus||Top: 2” gel memory foam
Middle: 2” memory foam
Bottom: support foam
|Whisper||Cover: 1/2” quilted layer
Top: 1” memory foam
Second: 1” support foam
Bottom: 1” fiber-stuffed base
Many of these mattresses are also advertised with specific features based on their composition. This is a brief overview of some of these that you may find in the product descriptions:
- Gel memory foam: this type of memory foam has small gel-filled beads interspersed within the foam. The goal of this is to improve cooling, but reviews are mixed about whether it can achieve that effect.
- Activated charcoal memory foam: activated charcoal has a reputation for absorbency, so it is added to the foam with the goal of improving odor and moisture control.
Where It’s Made
Bob-O-Pedic foam mattresses are made in China.
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.
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.
Other mattresses are delivered with Bob’s Home Delivery, a white glove service that includes setup and haul-away of your old mattress.
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|
|Bob-O-Pedic Gel||20 years|
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.
While the overall designs of these mattresses can vary, a common theme is the use of a memory foam comfort layer. Our ability to confidently assess the performance of these mattresses is limited by a few challenges. First, they don’t disclose the details about the foam itself. Second, with so many product lines that can change over time in terms of their design or foam composition, it can be hard to know that the existing reviewer data is describing the models that are currently available.
That said, we know that these mattresses will reflect the general features of memory foam, which we will discuss in more detail below.
Most people find that memory foam is a very supportive material for their mattress. Its ability to react to the amount of pressure applied by different parts of the body can help to create proper spinal alignment and reduce pressure points during sleep.
A serious concern with many of the Bob-O-Pedic memory foam mattresses, though, is that they have only a very limited amount of memory foam in the top comfort layer. Heavier sleepers or people with major pressure points may want to think twice before purchasing a mattress with only a couple of inches of memory foam especially because the density of that foam is not disclosed.
When it comes to durability, one of the main things we look at is the density of the foam layers. Unfortunately, this information is not disclosed for the Bob-O-Pedic mattresses. Given the variability in composition of these mattresses, you can expect the durability to vary as well. Especially for the budget options, you may be more likely to experience sagging or indentations.
Most of the Bob-O-Pedic mattresses are considered to be a medium (4-6) on the firmness scale, but some of the mattresses are offered with different firmness options. Some are even offered with different firmness levels for each side of the bed if purchasing a queen or king mattress.
Memory foam typically limits motion transfer because it only responds to pressure in the area where it is applied. This helps to keep one person moving in bed from disturbing another person sharing the mattress.
Memory foam mattresses release organic compounds as they decompress, and this may occur with the Bob-O-Pedic mattresses. This is more common with mattresses that are being shipped as a bed-in-a-box. While not harmful, the smell can be expected to a few hours or up to a few days. Extremely smell-sensitive customers may want to be consider mattresses composed of materials other than memory foam.
For some people, memory foam “sleeps hot” because of its contouring properties, which can make someone feel as though they are sinking into the mattress. Most of the Bob-O-Pedic memory foam comfort layers are made with 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 as mentioned previously, it is unclear whether it can achieve that effect. Overall, some customers have reported heat retention issues with Bob-O-Pedic mattresses, so this may be an important consideration for people concerned with temperature regulation while sleeping.
Because of its contouring effect, memory foam can make it harder to move around on a mattress. For some people, this interferes with sexual activity. This is not a commonly-reported problem with the Bob-O-Pedic mattresses, but people concerned about this issue may want to consider a mattress made with latex or innerspring coils.
The table below provides a comparison of some mattresses with similarities to the Bob-O-Pedic line of memory foam mattresses in terms of construction and feel.
|Brand||Mattress Type||Support Layer||Comfort Layer||Price (Queen)||Where to Buy|
|Bob-O-Pedic||Foam||Foam||Foam (varies)||Varies||Online, many showrooms|
|Brentwood Home||Foam||Foam||Memory Foam||Varies||Online (direct), Costco, Amazon|
|Sleep Innovations||Foam||Foam||Memory Foam||Varies||Amazon and many other retailers|
|Sleep Science||Foam||Foam||Memory Foam||Varies||Costco (including online)|
|GhostBed||Latex Hybrid||Foam||Memory Foam + Latex||$795||Online only|
|Leesa||Foam||Foam||Avena Foam||$940||Online + 1 showroom|