Tuft and Needle makes three different mattresses:
- The Hybrid. Their most expensive mattress and their only mattress with a coil support system.
- The Mint. A 12-inch, all-foam mattress with graphite cooling technology.
- The Original. Their least expensive (and most purchased) option.
But what makes these mattresses different? And which one is right for you?
That’s what we’re going to figure out today in our Tuft and Needle mattress review.
We’re going to cover each mattress, going over their pros and cons, plus share pricing information, and highlight some common feedback we’ve found in their own reviews.
By the end of this post, you should know which Tuft & Needle bed (if any) will be right for you.
Let’s start with the Hybrid.
1. The Tuft and Needle Hybrid Mattress
*Note: There are delays on the Tuft and Needle Hybrid queen size, due to COVID-19
The Tuft and Needle Hybrid is a 12-inch mattress with six layers. Hybrid mattresses are usually more bouncy and just more comfortable to sleep on than traditional all foam or innerspring coil mattresses – and the Tuft and Needle hybrid is no exception.
Beneath its breathable cover, the Hybrid has its proprietary T&N adaptive foam. Unlike other bed in a box brands, such as Casper mattresses or Dreamcloud mattresses, the Tuft and Needle beds don’t use any memory foam. Instead, they use what they call adaptive foam.
Adaptive foam is light and highly-responsive (that means it’s bouncy and you’re not going to sink into it). So Tuft and Needle mattresses don’t have that “memory foam feel” because they aren’t memory foam beds.
This means they’ll sleep cool and it’s very unlikely that these beds will develop a sag within 10 years (but if they do, the Tuft and Needle warranty covers you for any sag that’s ¾ or thicker).
We think the Tuft and Needle Hybrid mattress is great for side and back sleepers who like a little more bounce. If you’re a stomach sleeper, it might be too soft for you. If you’re really trying to move away from coils (because coils do have a reputation of being bad for pressure points), then move on to the next mattress on our list, the Tuft and Needle Mint.
2. The Tuft and Needle Mint
Like the Tuft and Needle Hybrid, the Mint is a 12-inch mattress. Unlike the hybrid, the Mint is all-foam.
Whereas the Hybrid has six layers, the Mint has three. What’s that mean for you? The Mint mattress is going to feel firmer. In fact, we really recommend it for back and stomach sleepers. While they advertise it as being good for all sleepers, in our experience it’s a little on the firm side for side sleepers. Now, if you like a firmer mattress then it could be perfect for you.
The Mint uses the same Adaptive Foam we talked about above, so the Mint will sleep cool throughout the night.
There is a slight difference in the cover. The Mint cover is even more breathable than the Hybrid cover. This change makes sense as the Mint mattress is all-foam and all-foam beds – even beds with TN’s Adaptive foam – are at a higher risk of sleeping hot. By having such a cool knit cover, combined with the breathable adaptive foam, plus cooling gel beads in the foam, Tuft and Needle has made one cool bed.
For a more detailed look at this mattress, check out our Tuft and Needle Mint Mattress review.
3. The Original Tuft and Needle Mattress
This 10-inch, all-foam mattress is Tuft and Needle’s least expensive option at just $595 for a queen mattress.
It’s a real simple, minimalist bed. It’s great for college graduates who are moving into their first apartment. It’s great for kids and teenagers. It’s great for someone who doesn’t want to fuss with their bed.
But be careful: as it’s pretty firm. We’d say this mattress is a medium-firm and is really perfect for stomach and back sleepers. In our experience, it’s just too firm for side sleepers. If you’re a side sleeper and want to get a Tuft and Needle mattress, we really recommend you consider the Mint or the Hybrid.
Tuft and Needle Warranty and Shipping Info
All Tuft and Needle mattresses have a 100-night sleep trial and offer free shipping.
A 100-night sleep trial is a must when you’re buying a mattress. The truth is it’s really difficult to tell if a bed will work for you or not. The only way to really know is to get the bed home, in your room, with your sheets on it. Then you can try it and see if your sleep improves. If you try it and it isn’t right for you, you can return the mattress to Tuft and Needle and get a full refund.
If you decide to keep the mattress, then you’re covered by the 10-year warranty. 10-year warranties are the standard in the mattress industry. Some mattress companies offer a 15-year, 20-year, or even Forever Warranty. And while you may think a longer warranty is better, the fine print is usually pretty restrictive. Plus, most sleep health experts don’t recommend that you keep a mattress that long. As long as a bed has a 10-year warranty, you can rest easy.
Are Tuft and Needle mattresses any good?
Yes! Tuft and Needle does make good mattresses. But it’s important to know what you’re getting, so you make the right choice. Finding the best mattress isn’t easy and there’s a lot to factor in before you make a decision.
Tuft and Needle mattresses aren’t going to be good if you’re expecting a memory foam feel. This is because Tuft and Needle mattresses don’t use memory foam. Memory foam provides pressure relief and contours to your body. But memory foam can also lead to you sleeping hot, plus memory foam beds are usually pretty expensive.
To try and compete with memory foam mattresses, Tuft and Needle made its own unique foam called Adaptive Foam. It’s cheaper and cooler, for sure, but it doesn’t quite offer as much pressure relief as memory foam.
Is this a deal-breaker? Not necessarily. If you don’t have any major aches and pains, then you may not need the pressure-relief of a memory foam mattress.
Which is better Tuft and Needle vs. Casper?
Casper mattresses and Tuft and Needle mattresses are pretty different. As we covered in our Casper mattress review, Casper beds make three different models. All of their models have memory foam (which Tuft and Needle does not) and one of their models – the Wave Hybrid – has latex foam.
If you’re looking for pressure relief and zoned support, we’d say consider a Casper mattress. But if you’re looking to stay away from that memory foam feel, then we think you’d be happier sleeping on a Tuft and Needle.
How long do Tuft and Needle mattresses last?
Tuft and Needle mattresses are warrantied for 10 years. This means that if they form a defect within those 10 years you’re eligible for a replacement. The main thing a mattress warranty is covering is sagging.
If you get out of your Tuft and Needle mattress in the morning and there is a visible sag in the bed that doesn’t go away – you may have a defective mattress on your hands.
But that doesn’t necessarily answer how long your mattress will last. If you keep your mattress clean and covered in a mattress protector, a well-made bed can last you much longer than 10 years.
Do I need a boxspring with a Tuft and Needle mattress?
A Tuft and Needle mattress can be set directly on the floor, but we do recommend that you use a platform. Putting a mattress on the floor isn’t the best look (it’s very college or bohemian). But more than that, it isn’t very hygienic and it restricts airflow (because the base of the mattress is pushed up against the floor).
Tuft and Needle does sell different types of frames (from adjustable bed frames to wooden frames) and foundations. Foundations are more common than box springs because foundations are sturdier.
We hope you liked our Tuft and Needle mattress review.
Tuft and Needle has been making mattresses for about eight years now and they’re pretty good at it. They’re unique in the mattress industry because they don’t use any memory foam.
This means their beds will be cool and bouncy, but that they’ll also be firmer than most all-foam beds and may not be the best bed for you if you get aches and pains in your shoulder and hips.