Buying a latex mattress isn’t a decision to be taken lightly. While it’s true that these beds have huge advantages they can bring to the table, some people would rather have that sink into the bed feeling that you normally get from foam layer, while latex is more of a “stay on top of the bed” type of material. Even so, latex mattresses have qualities that one can’t simply ignore, like the fact that they are naturally cooling, very durable, and offer great bounce that most people enjoy.
Today’s focus falls upon a bed that really deserves more attention than it’s receiving. It’s a flippable mattress that has a very simple dual-layered construction, meant to be medium-firm on one side and firm on the other. Made from all-natural materials and sustaining the eco-friendly production of beds, we bring you the Latex for Less mattress.
About Latex for Less
Latex for Less is a company founded back in 2014 that operates exclusively online. While they do also sell products such as mattress toppers, pillows, and foundations, their latex mattress is what we’re really interested in. The mattress was developed after a decade of research that focused on creating a comfortable and affordable bed.
In their pursuit to create the perfect latex mattress, the people behind it went to Sri Lanka seeking latex farmers that could provide the raw materials needed. By eliminating the middle man and buying what is needed right from the source, everybody wins: the farmers, the manufacturers, and the sleeper, who gets to buy at a bed at a more convenient price.
Shipping, Unboxing, and Offgassing
Shipping is free with all your Latex for Less mattress orders. Your bed will arrive in a small box, but you can only order it if you live in the continental US. All beds are shipped via FedEx, and the delivery time will depend on your location. It usually takes a maximum of seven business days for you to receive your bed, but it could also take as little as three days. Once your order is confirmed, you will receive tracking information. It’s important to know that these beds are made on the spot, as soon as your order is confirmed.
If you want, you can also opt for the company to remove your old mattress, which is going to cost you an additional $100, while those who also opt for white glove delivery will end up paying $399 more.
You can expect latex mattresses to have a little bit of off-gassing, but that’s just how latex smells. The scent if pretty common and expected in this type of bed, so you just have to leave it in a well-ventilated room for about 24 hours and it shouldn’t be a problem anymore. However, if you plan to sleep on the bed the very first night you unbox it, you will likely feel uneasy with the smell.
When you first apply pressure on the mattress, you will notice how your hand sinks into the comfortable quilted cover that sports a generous 1.5 inches of natural wool. This softer side of the mattress makes it comfortable for side sleepers, giving them a bit more cushioning compared to the one they get from the firm side of the bed.
Applying pressure even further, you can feel how the Talalay layer starts to sink in, but the moment you remove your hand, the bed immediately returns to its initial shape. That’s because latex is naturally bouncy and a true pleasure to rest on. However, the bounciness of these beds doesn’t rank them high in motion isolation tests, so you might feel your partner’s movements in particular situations.
The Latex for Less mattress has a very straightforward construction. It’s made from two layers of latex and features a double firmness, one for each side of the bed. The cover, as expected, is made from organic cotton, staying true to the eco-friendly vibe of the product. Furthermore, the cover is also quilted with all-natural wool, giving it a softer feel and better moisture-wicking capabilities.
The two layers are pretty intuitive and it’s easy to understand why Latex for Less has chosen this simple, yet very effective construction. The medium-firm side of the bed has two inches of Talalay latex on top. It is a soft layer that’s designed to provide a little bit of sinkage, but it also has a nice bounce that will make it easy to switch between sleeping positions. The overall firmness of this layer is about 6 out of 10.
The firm layer of the mattress is made from six inches of firmer Dunlop latex, which can either serve as a durable foundation or strong support for sleepers who want a firmer bed. This layer has a firmness rating of 7.5, which makes it a rather firm surface for people who are overweight or need plenty of back support.
Features and Benefits
One of the most important things that we have to mention about this mattress is that you can buy it in two different thickness options. Naturally, the ideal choice would be to go for the 9-inch version of the bed, as you get more loft and better synergy between the two layers of Dunlop and Talalay latex.
But the fact that you get a mattress with two different firmness levels in a single product is just one of the benefits that this bed has to offer. It is an all-natural bed that has a huge backstory about founders that wanted to create a product that would be comfortable, affordable, and sustainable.
|Twin||38" x 75" x 9"||50 lbs||Check price|
|Twin XL||38" x 80" x 9"||63 lbs||Check price|
|Full||54" x 75" x 9"||84 lbs||Check price|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 9"||100 lbs||Check price|
|King||76" x 80" x 9"||127 lbs||Check price|
|Cal King||72" x 84" x 9"||126 lbs||Check price|
Even if the Latex for Less mattress is available in two thickness options and plenty of mattress sizes, not all the sizes are available in both heights. You can buy your Latex for Less bed in sizes such as Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, Split Queen, King, Split King, Cal King, and Split Cal King. However, the Split Queen and the Split Cal King beds are not available in a 7-inch version.
When we review latex beds, we always have high expectations about their cooling capabilities, since this is usually not a material that retains heat. As tests have shown, this mattress is way more cooling compared to an all-foam bed. But it’s also because both layers are aerated. The little holes in the structure of the material make it easy for the bed to increase airflow, and also to make sure that the mattress manages to naturally compress without losing durability.
Trial & Warranty
Your Latex for Less bed comes with 120 nights of free sleep trial. However, there is a required break-in period of 30 nights, meaning that you need to give yourself some time to get adjusted to the construction and feel of the bed before deciding to return it. It is also possible to return the bed before the first 30 days are up, but then you’d be deducted $99 from the original price you paid for the bed instead of being issued a full refund.
The company will make sure that everything is arranged to come and pick up the mattress you want to return, and you won’t have to pay any additional shipping fees in the process. Since Latex for Less mattresses are also sold through Amazon, people who buy their beds there can also return them within the first 30 days, but they will not benefit from the 120 nights of free sleep trial.
The Latex for Less mattress comes with 20 years of warranty, but it could totally outsurvive the warranty if you take good care of your bed. A very pleasant surprise was to discover that the terms of the warranty stay the same throughout the entire 20 years you’re covered for, which is quite the rare thing.
The warranty covers all the defects of your Latex for Less bed, but doesn’t cover the normal wear that translates into indentations of up to 1.5 inches, nor usually signs of wear in the cover. It’s also important to note that any stains or spots on the cover of the mattress will void the warranty, so it’s best if you use a mattress protector at all times.
For the most part, mattresses that are made of latex tend to fall on the expensive side, as most eco-friendly products do. Latex is also a material that you want to invest in because it’s durable and it gives you the nice bouncy feeling that a traditional coil mattress does, but without the feeling of coils poking you in the back, as it was common in beds back in the day.
As far as pricing is concerned, the cost of a Latex for Less mattress will not only depend on the size you choose, but also the thickness of the mattress. For example, a Twin-sized bed (which is basically the smallest mattress you can buy), will cost $1,149 for the 7-inch version and $1,119 for the 9-inch version. The most expensive mattress size in this company’s line-up is the 9-inch Split Cal King, which costs $1,949. However, you can expect these products to go on sale quite a lot, and even end up buying a Split Cal King with a $400 discount.
Reviews and Feedback
The reviews for this bed are overwhelmingly positive, but we do have a fair warning: it really depends on what type of sleeper you are. For instance, heavyweight sleepers have praised this bed because it provides excellent spinal alignment even when they’re sleeping on the side. They also claim that the bed does a really good job of supporting the spine when sleeping on the back.
Who We Recommend the Latex for Less Mattress For
One of the great things about the Latex for Less mattress is the fact that it caters to the needs of plenty of sleeper categories because of its construction and dual-levels of firmness.
- Because of its relatively high firmness levels, the Latex for Less mattress is most efficient for back and stomach sleepers that weigh above 130 pounds, but also for side sleepers that weigh more than 230 pounds.
- It is also a great bed for people who tend to sleep hot because latex is a naturally cooling material that will barely absorb and retain your body heat.
- It is an amazing product for people who are looking to buy and eco-friendly bed, as all the materials that are used in the mattress are natural and come from eco-sustainable sources.
- When compared to other mattresses, it’s a relatively low-cost latex bed, and could serve as a mattress for people who want a more affordable latex-made option.
Our Final Verdict
In spite of the fact that the Latex for Less mattress tried to take a simple yet effective approach when conceiving this mattress, they’ve managed to create a product so complex that it exceeded even the company’s own expectations. The beautiful part is that this mattress isn’t good for just one type of sleeper: it features a dual-firmness construction that provides both medium-firm and firm support for all kinds of sleepers.
Aside from being durable and naturally cooling, we’re talking about a bed that features an eco-friendly construction, with materials that are supplied straight from the source. Not only is the quality of the materials high, but the fact that it’s made from something that doesn’t harm the environment already makes Latex for Less a better brand than most of the others out there.
Is a mattress protector needed?
A mattress protector is always a good idea, especially when you think about the fine cover of this mattress that’s made from natural wool and organic cotton, and which really should be protected to preserve its integrity.
How does the returns process work?
The Latex for Less bed comes with 120 nights of free sleep trial, during which you can test the bed and see if it matches your sleeping style and needs. You have to sleep on the bed for at least 30 nights before attempting to initiate a return. You can return the mattress in its original box and ask for a full refund, and the company will take care of the pick-up.
Where can these mattresses be shipped?
You can only get a Latex for Less mattress if you live in one of the continental US states. Alaska, Hawaii, and international shipping is not available at the current time.
What type of sleeper is this mattress best suited for?
The Latex for Less mattress is suitable for average and overweight sleepers in almost every sleeping position.