Overview

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).

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.
  • More limited sleep trial: the company does not offer a full refund if you decide not to keep the mattress, and many comfort adjustments come with an additional cost of $150-200.

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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.

Mattress Size Standard Price
Twin $899.99
Twin XL $949.99
Full $1,149.99
Queen $1,349.99
King $1,699.99

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:

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Each of the different models uses a different arrangement of medium and firm latex. You can see a breakdown in the table below.

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Where It’s Made

The Spindle mattress is manufactured in the USA.

Buying Logistics

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, but the company does not offer a full refund. First, the company asks that you try the mattress for 30 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. This can come with a fee of up to $200 depending on how significant of an adjustment is requested.

If you decide that you want to return the mattress, the company refunds your purchase minus a $199.99 usage fee. To get this partial refund, you must remove the mattress labels and donate the mattress. Once you have mailed the mattress labels back to the company with a note about where the mattress was donated, you receive your partial refund.

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.

Delivery

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.

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Warranty

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/.

Customer Service

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.

Mattress Performance

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.

Support

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.

Durability

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.

Firmness

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:

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If you want to select your firmness based on your sleeping position, you can refer to the following table:

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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. However, making it softer or adding a significant degree of firmness requires substituting a layer, which costs $150-200.

Motion Transfer

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.

Offgassing

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.

Sleeping Hot

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.

Intimacy

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.

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Mattress Comparison

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
Zenhaven Latex Latex Latex $1,899 Online
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

Additional Resources

The company that makes the Spindle mattress also makes the Addable mattress, which is composed of memory foam. There is limited information about Spindle from major news outlets. For resources about latex mattresses and buying a mattress online, you can explore the following resources on our site: