The Spindle Mattress company was launched in 2013 and offers an all-latex mattress in four different firmness configurations.
Some of the key strengths of the Spindle mattress include:
- High-quality materials: the Spindle mattresses uses natural latex with excellent specifications, and the company clearly places a premium on how they select the componentry of the mattress.
- Premium latex at a reasonable price: all-latex mattresses can be extremely expensive, but all of the Spindle mattress models include 9” of latex at a price point affordable to a wide range of customers.
- Firmness options and adjustments: the Spindle can be ordered in several different latex alignments to meet your firmness preference, and after ordering, some adjustments can be made to alter the firmness (although some come with additional cost).
- 365-day trial period: Spindle wants to make sure you like the way you sleep, so in addition to helping you make a free comfort adjustment to your mattress, they offer you a year to make sure your bed is a good match. They also stand by their mattress with a free return policy.
Potential drawbacks for the Spindle mattress include:
- Complicated setup: unlike other direct-to-consumer mattress models, the Spindle requires involved setup in which you place the different latex layers into the mattress cover. This takes at least two people and a significant amount of adjustment which may be off-putting to customers who want a simple installation experience.
Spindle Mattress Pricing
The Spindle mattress is offered in 5 different sizes and 4 firmness options. Each firmness option has the same price. Prices for each size are listed below.
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About the Spindle Mattress
Spindle Mattress Specifications
The Spindle mattress is offered in 4 different models based on a customer’s firmness choice. Each follows a similar pattern of construction with 3 3” layers of natural Dunlop latex with a 1” wool cover. However, the specifications of the latex layers varies for each model, which is what provides the different feel.
Each latex layer in the Spindle mattress is made with either a medium or a firm latex. This latex is made using a variation of the Dunlop process that offers slightly more bounce than traditional Dunlop latex. Details about the density and ILD of each of these latex foams can be found in the table below:
Each of the different models uses a different arrangement of medium and firm latex. You can see a breakdown in the table below.
Where It’s Made
The Spindle mattress is manufactured in the USA.
Where To Buy
The Spindle mattress is available online directly from the company and from a number of major online retailers.
Sleep Trial / Refunds
The Spindle mattress comes with a 1-year sleep trial and free returns. First, the company asks that you try the mattress for 60 nights before requesting any comfort adjustments or returns.
After 30 nights, the company can offer a comfort adjustment that is made by swapping a layer of latex. Spindle will work with you to help determine what’s not working well with your mattress. They have a great track record of helping customers find the right firmness and comfort.
If it’s just not working, Spindle will fully refund your purchase, but there is some legwork involved for the customer. They ask that you remove identifying mattress labels and donate the bed to a charity before fulfilling your refund. In this way, Spindle is helping to reduce the huge impact of mattresses ending up in landfills. While more work is needed for a return, their mission is commendable.
It is important to be aware that Spindle mattresses purchased from a third party may have different terms and conditions for returns than mattresses purchased directly from Spindle. It is important to check with the retailer prior to purchasing.
The Spindle mattress is shipped for free to the lower 48 U.S states. Your mattress usually ships within 7 business days after an order is placed, and it may take up to another 7 business days to arrive.
The mattress is shipped in multiple boxes uncompressed and unassembled, and you are responsible for putting the latex layers inside the zippered cover. This is a multistep process that requires careful calibration in order to properly align the latex to achieve the right comfort feel.
No haul-away, installation, or setup services are offered by Spindle.
The Spindle mattress comes with a 10-year warranty and a 25-year Comfort Life program. During the 10-year warranty period, the company will repair or replace a mattress with defects in materials or manufacturing. During the 25-year Comfort Life program, the company allows you to replace one latex layer at a 30% discount. Full details are available at https://spindlemattress.com/faq-items/natural-latex-mattress-limited-warranty/ and at https://spindlemattress.com/faq-items/25-year-comfort-life-program/.
Though still a relatively young company, Spindle has received positive marks from customers for its customer service. The company has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
The interior of the Spindle mattress is composed entirely of latex, which is very effective at providing a supportive and comfortable night’s sleep. In addition, the company has committed to using high-quality materials, which makes the Spindle worth a serious look for anyone considering a latex mattress.
Latex foams respond proportionally to weight and pressure in a similar way as memory foam; however, they typically bounce back to their normal shape more quickly. This allows latex to meet the support needs of most sleepers by relieving pressure points but without creating issues of sinking too deeply into the mattress or “bottoming out” through the top comfort layers. The Spindle has strong reviews from customers for its supportiveness.
The Spindle mattress uses high-quality latex and does not have any weak componentry involved in its construction. Though long-term data is not available about its durability, customers can expect this mattress to hold up well over time.
The Spindle mattress is offered in four different firmness levels. The company suggests choosing between these based on your body mass index (BMI) and/or your sleeping position. If you want to select your firmness by BMI, you can consult the table below:
If you want to select your firmness based on your sleeping position, you can refer to the following table:
If you decide to request a comfort adjustment, it is much easier to make the mattress feel slightly more firm by rearranging the existing layers. Making your bed softer or firmer requires substituting a layer, which Spindle offers at no additional cost for the first adjustment.
The amount of motion transfer for the Spindle mattress depends in large part on the firmness option that is selected. A more plush model is likely to have some additional motion transfer that comes from the increased amount of sink in the mattress. In addition, the bounce of latex is perceived by some people as having more motion transfer than traditional memory foam. All that said, it is rare for people to find that motion disruption is an issue with the Spindle mattress.
Most offgassing and odors from mattresses comes from the compression of the mattress for shipping and from the use of memory foam. The Spindle mattress does not have either of these elements. While there may be some new mattress smell, this is not an issue for the vast majority of customers, and any smell can be expected to dissipate rapidly.
The resilience of latex limits the degree to which a person is likely to sink into the mattress in a way that causes excess heat retention. As a result, the Spindle mattress does not have a reputation for sleeping hot.
Latex is known for its bounce and spring-like feel, which is why all-latex mattresses are commonly considered to be the best mattresses for sexual activity.
The table below provides a comparison of some mattresses with similarities to the Spindle mattress in terms of construction and feel.
|Brand||Mattress Type||Support Layer||Comfort Layer||Price (Queen)||Where to Buy|
|Spindle||Latex||Latex||Latex||$1,349.99||Online (direct), Amazon|
|Brentwood Home||Latex||Foam||Latex||Varies||Online (direct), Costco, Amazon|
|PlushBeds Botanical Bliss||Latex||Latex||Latex||Varies||Online only|
|Leesa||Foam||Foam||Avena Foam||$940||Online + 1 showroom|
|GhostBed||Latex Hybrid||Foam||Memory Foam + Latex||$795||Online only|