- Bed comfort: 9
- Value for money: 7.5
- Motion Transfer: 7.5
- Edge Support: 8
- Materials/Durability: 10
- Return policy/Warranty: 8
- Company reputation: 8
Have you been considering buying a new mattress? It is quite an exercise to choose the right one, considering how many options there are on the market at the moment. What type do you get – coiled, latex, memory foam mattress? Narrowing it down can be difficult.
I want to make things easier for you by discussing one of the choices out there. I have chosen the Spindle Mattress because it is pretty unique – it is made of Dunlop latex and comes in three different layers that you assemble.
But does that make a big difference to your comfort levels? Read my full spindle mattress review and see how the it performed.
You should consider spindle mattress if:
This is probably not a good choice for you if:
Assembling the Mattress
This is a little more complex than a standard option. You will receive a separate box with each different layer in it and also a cover.
You need to lay out the cover and unzip it before putting the other layers in place. This is a relatively simple process, and the cover opens up completely. What is nice about having the cover separate like this is that it can be washed if necessary.
You start by adding the base layer. You will also receive a firm layer and a less firm layer. Add these two layers in the order you prefer. Align the layers and zip the cover closed and it is ready to use.
To be honest, this step can be a little tiresome, especially if you have a double-sized bed or larger. The larger the bed the more unwieldy the layers can become. However, it is not a major issue and the payoff is that you get to customize your bed completely.
Spindle Motion Transfer and Sinkage
One of the reasons to choose latex is that it is more responsive and has some bounce to it. So, there is going to be some motion transfer. Still, unless you have a partner that performs acrobatics in their sleep, it is not worth worrying about.
Adjusting the Firmness
If you want a much firmer mattress, place the less firm layer down second on the firm layer on top. If you want something with a little more give, put down the firm layer second and the less firm layer on top. Flipping the layers over can also help you to make micro adjustments in the firmness levels of your spindle mattress.
Every layer is made out of latex. As mentioned above, the Spindle latex has been made using the Dunlop method and each layer is poured in one go. This helps to improve the overall structural integrity of the mattress.
Each layer is poured into a mold that creates the classic cells to allow for better airflow. The firmness of the layer is altered through a change in the texture of the latex and changes in the depth of the layer.
- The base layer is the thickest layer and provides support for the topmost layers. This layer is always firm.
- The firm layer is usually used as the middle layer in the bed. It offers deep compression support. If you prefer a softer mattress, you can also choose medium-firmness for this layer.
- The firmness of the uppermost layer will depend on which option you chose when ordering and is the layer designed to provide comfort. With your Spindle mattress, you can choose between medium and firm options.
- The cover is an organic cotton knit. It is hardwearing, durable and easy to clean. The cover is padded with wool batting. This has a few purposes – it acts as a flame retardant, and it helps to keep your body temperature more even. It can also draw sweat away from the body, helping to keep you cooler.
What is great is that the company has constructed a questionnaire that helps you choose the best option for you in terms of firmness. They will work with you if you feel that your chosen option is not quite the right fit.
You can purchase an additional latex layer more suited to your needs at a highly reduced price as part of their comfort guarantee.
The latex is imported with the primary source being Guatemala. The cotton and wool used in the cover are sourced in the United States.
They have a Class 1 Oeko-Tex certification. This means that the latex has passed the highest standards when it comes to being completely natural and not containing any harmful chemicals.
Other Things to Note
Overall, Spindle gets my vote. It is an affordable option when it comes to latex, and the company has not cut costs by cutting corners. That the Spindle bed is made out of entirely natural materials is something quite important for me because I do not want to be breathing in chemicals while asleep.
The company does offer excellent service in terms of being able to customize your mattress – not always the easiest thing when it comes to a product that is made of one material only.