Tuft and Needle was founded in 2012 and has become one of the most popular and best-known names in the online mattress industry.

Some of the key strengths of the Tuft and Needle mattress include:

  • More extensive track record: the Tuft and Needle mattress has been on the market for nearly 5 years, which makes it one of the longest standing direct-to-consumer mattress companies.
  • Very competitive pricing: Tuft and Needle has remained at a very reasonable price point and is a viable option for all shoppers, including people on a tight budget.

Potential drawbacks for the Tuft and Needle mattress include:

  • Only one firmness option: the Tuft and Needle mattress is only available in one firmness option, and it is somewhat common to hear complaints that the mattress is too firm. For sleepers who want a more plush feel, this is almost certainly not the right choice.
  • Low density foam: the comfort layer of the Tuft and Needle mattress has a density below 3 pounds per cubic foot (PCF), which is quite a bit below what we normally look for (at least 3.5 PCF). This could potentially lead to durability issues down the line.

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Tuft and Needle Mattress Pricing

Tuft and Needle has one mattress model that is offered in 6 different sizes. Prices for each size are listed below.

Mattress Size Standard Price
Twin $350
Twin XL $375
Full $500
Queen $600
King $750
California King $750


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About the Tuft and Needle Mattress

Tuft and Needle Mattress Specifications

The Tuft and Needle mattress has a very simple design with just two layers. The top layer is 3” of proprietary Adaptive foam with a density of 2.8 PCF. The second layer is 7” of support foam with a density of 1.8 PCF.

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Where It’s Made

The Tuft and Needle mattress is manufactured in the United States.

Buying Logistics

Sleep Trial / Refunds

The Tuft and Needle mattress comes with a 100 night sleep trial. During this trial period, you can return the mattress for a full refund if you aren’t satisfied with it. If you decide the return the mattress, Tuft and Needle will help you try to identify a place to donate it. Once they receive a donation receipt, they refund your full purchase price. If a local donation location cannot be found, the company will coordinate with a 3rd party haul-away service to remove the mattress at no charge.

Orders placed through Amazon also have a 100 night sleep trial; however, any returns must be coordinated through Amazon and its return process.


Delivery of the Tuft and Needle mattress is free within the continental United States. The mattress usually arrives via FedEx Ground within 2-5 business days after it is ordered.

The Tuft and Needle mattress is compressed into plastic wrapping and shipped in a box to your doorstep. Upon delivery, you simply open the box, remove the packaging, and then the mattress will decompress to reach its full size. After 2-3 hours, the mattress should be sleep-ready.

No installation or haul-away of your old mattress is provided by the company. If you need haul-away services, Tuft and Needle may be able to help you identify a local organization that can accept mattress donations.

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The Tuft and Needle mattress comes with a 10-year warranty. During this time, the company will replace or repair your mattress if there are any defects in craftsmanship. You can find the full warranty terms https://www.tuftandneedle.com/legal/warranty/.

Customer Service

Tuft and Needle has developed a strong reputation for its customer service, and the company has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

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Mattress Performance

Compared to many foam mattresses on the market that are composed of nearly half a dozen layers, the Tuft and Needle mattress is remarkably simple. In general, it has a been well-received by most sleepers, although there have been concerns about its firmness.

It is important to remember that Tuft and Needle has modified their mattress several times since 2012. This can make it challenging at times to know whether reviews are applicable to the mattress that is available from the company today. We have worked to apply our review to the most up-to-date offering from Tuft and Needle.


Most sleepers — but not all — find the Tuft and Needle mattress to provide a high level of support. Its Adaptive foam is built to help eliminate pressure points without causing someone to sink into the mattress to the point of getting stuck. Whether it’s the right amount of support for any given person may depend on their sleeping position.


The Tuft and Needle mattress has been on the market longer than virtually all of its competitors, and it has not developed any reputation for issues with durability. But more time is needed before we can know how it will perform over and 8-10 year lifespan of regular use. Because of the lower density of its comfort layer, we have some concerns about how well this mattress will hold up over the long term.


In its early years, the Tuft and Needle mattress was known for being extremely firm and often too firm for the average sleeper. Over the past few years, though, the company has adjusted the mattress feel, and it now falls more into the commonly-found 6-7 range on the typical firmness scale.

The company only offers this one firmness option, so people who prefer a very plush or very firm feel may want to look elsewhere to find a mattress that fits their comfort preference.

Motion Transfer

As a foam mattress with a moderate amount of contouring, the Tuft and Needle mattress can be expected to limit most motion transfer. While it will not have as much motion isolation as traditional memory foam mattresses, most sleepers do not report motion transfer issues with the Tuft and Needle mattress.


Very few customers report any issues with smells or offgassing from the Tuft and Needle mattress. While there may be some new mattress smell, this usually goes away within a few days at most.

Sleeping Hot

By eliminating the issue of sleepers feeling deeply stuck in the mattress, Tuft and Needle hopes to prevent most people from sleeping hot. The mattress is also designed to try to prevent heat retention, and sleeping hot has not been a common complaint for Tuft and Needle customers.


Although the Tuft and Needle mattress does not provide as much bounce as a latex or innerspring mattress, its overall resilience should be sufficient to not disrupt sexual activity for most people.

Mattress Comparison

The table below provides a comparison of some mattresses with similarities to the Tuft and Needle mattress in terms of construction and feel.

Brand Mattress Type Support Layer Comfort Layer Price (Queen) Where to Buy
Tuft & Needle Foam Foam Foam $600 Online + some showrooms
Leesa Foam Foam Avena Foam $940 Online + 1 showroom
GhostBed Latex Hybrid Foam Memory Foam + Latex $795 Online only
Casper Foam Foam Memory Foam + Poly foam $950 Online + some retail
Saatva Innerspring Hourglass coils Coils + Foam $999 Online only

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by: Eric Seger