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Considering an Aireloom mattress 01 Jul 2014 11:19 #1

I'm considering buying an Aireloom mattress with the following specs and am wondering if it is of good quality. Felt great in store but I'm worried about durability. Sale price is $3200 after getting 1300 off.
Outer hand tufting 49
Top panel: super stretch knit with lycra
Top layer: airesoft comfort fiber
2nd: 1 1/2 inch high density foam
3rd: 1 1/2 inch high density convoluted foam
Tricot backing
Comfort layers:
1 inch airegelle 3.5#
1 1/2 inch high density foam
1/2 inch visco memory foam sealed case
Coil: 13.75 gauge 7 inch height individually wrapped tempered coil
Coil count (king) 1023
Base layer:
1 inch high density foam
Quilted fabric
7 inch high density support edge.

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Considering an Aireloom mattress 01 Jul 2014 12:34 #2

Hi pthalo,

I switched your post to a new topic of its own so it will be easier for others to find instead of being mixed in with a more general topic.

The first place I would start your mattress research is the mattress shopping tutorial here which has all the basic information, steps, and guidelines you will need to make the best possible choices ... and know how and why to avoid the worst ones (such as the mattress you are considering).

Unfortunately the specs you listed don't include the information you (or I) would need to make any meaningful assessment about the quality of the materials in the mattress (see this article) or their durability because it's missing the foam density for most or the layers.

In terms of quality and durability ... a mattress is only as good as its weakest link and a purchase where you don't know the quality of the materials in a mattress ... in the upper layers especially ... would be very risky and is among the biggest reasons for buyers remorse. It may also not be possible to find out the information you need to make an informed choice and Aireloom is one of the manufacturers that I would tend to avoid (see this article ).

Even low quality materials can feel great in a showroom ... but the problem is that low quality materials will soften and break down much too quickly relative to higher quality and more durable materials and there would be little value in a costly mattress purchase that didn't maintain its comfort and support for a reasonable period of time relative to the cost of the mattress. I would also keep in mind that the loss of comfort and support isn't covered by warranties.

If you can provide the information I would need I'd be happy to make some comments about the quality of the materials in the mattress but it's not likely you will be able to find out the information you would need to make an informed choice and I would tend to avoid this mattress.

An Aireloom can look great on the outside ... and can feel good in a showroom for those who tend to choose a mattress based on the "showroom feel" instead of more careful and objective testing using the testing guidelines in the tutorial post ... but they may not be as good a choice based on the quality of the materials inside the mattress.

There is also more in post #13 here about how to assess the "value" of a mattress purchase relative to other mattresses you are considering.

Phoenix
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Considering an Aireloom mattress 01 Jul 2014 14:24 #3

Thanks Phoenix,

Are there any mattress brands you would tend to recommend in general? I'm willing to pay for a nice mattress. My husband and I just spent 4 months trying first a bed in a box memory foam then a tempurpedic, which both caused us low back pain. We've probably tried more than 50 mattresses in stores over the last 2 week. We don't like air or latex mattresses. I've never had back pain on coil springs in the past. We like firm beds.

I appreciate your help!

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Considering an Aireloom mattress 01 Jul 2014 16:13 #4

Hi pthalo,

Are there any mattress brands you would tend to recommend in general?


There are too many unknowns, variables, and personal preferences involved in a mattress purchase for anyone to recommend a specific mattress or brand for someone else based on specs (either yours or a mattress) or "theory at a distance" because a mattress that works well for one person may be completely unsuitable for someone else to sleep on regardless of the quality of the materials or the price of the mattress (see mattress firmness/comfort levels in post #2 here ). Since I can't feel what you feel or see you on a mattress I don't recommend specific mattresses or brands and focus on the information and steps in the tutorial that can help with "how" to choose rather than "what" to choose (see post #5 here ).

Having said that ... I do recommend dealing with smaller manufacturers that are sold factory direct or through better retailers across the country who are transparent about the materials in their mattresses and have the knowledge and experience to be able to help you make better choices and meaningful comparisons rather than just "selling you" anything they can. The manufacturers and retailers that have been invited to become members of this site all compete well with the best in the industry and I would certainly recommend including them among your options if they are close enough to to visit or if you are considering an online purchase (for the ones that sell online and ship their mattresses across the country).

Once you get to step 3 in the tutorial I'd also be happy to let you know of any of the better options or possibilities I'm aware of in your area whether they are members here or not.

Low back pain is generally an indicator of a mattress that is too soft for you (and has little to do with the quality of the mattress). The mattress testing guidelines that are linked in the tutorial post (in step 4) can also help you choose a mattress that would be more suitable for your specific needs and preferences in terms of PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and Personal preferences).

Phoenix
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