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@Eric LK M - I checked out the link provided about the mattress you're recommending and see that they give no details about its construction. Nothing about the layers of foam used or their densities are specified. Very risky buying such a mattress since there's no way to predict its durability without such information. Then I noticed that there are only two reviews given, both from the same person who also happens to use some of the exact phrases as you do above. Hmmm...
Fleep mattress is one of the newer Bed in the Box (BIB) entries on the Canadian market (2 years old) that capitalizes on the reversible feature and the 2 comfort options it offers. While in terms of durability this mattress would not raise any red flags for average BMI weight ranges, I would place a slight caution for higher BMI ranges (See the durability guidelines here ) They do not list the ILD specifications of the layers to be able to assess the bed design as it relates to softness/firmness needs of any individual sleeper. In the case of poly and memory foam, density and ILD specifications are the only reliable indicators of quality and suitability regardless of any names or word descriptions used to describe the foams on a website. If anything, and generally speaking, foam names and descriptions are more connected with marketing and generally do nothing more than to created confusion in a market that is already saturated by clever ways of using words to "push" and make a product more “marketable” based on an impression that is created about the foam/product rather than quantifiable qualities given by facts, specifications, testing and raw data.
In the case of Fleep while the idea of having two-sided BIB is novel as it can accommodate a wider range of needs it is essentially a BIB with two comfort options. While they list two firmness choices (firm and soft) it is not clear where in the range of firmness/softens this would fall … e.g. how soft the soft is or how firm the firm is. A more reliable way of assessing suitability would be listing the ILD. Someone looking for a “different firm” in a Fleep mattress would not be able to make it work unless they exchange one of the memory foam layers inside the mattress.
You can also read some of my initial thoughts about the mattress in Post #2 here and you can also perform a quick Forum Search here to see what has been previously discussed about them on the forum.
(ADMIN Note: The posts about Fleep to its own dedicated topic to make it easier to research. )
@ Sweet Dreams
As you well noted Eric LK M (first-time poster) inserted a promotional post and will be shortly removed from our forum.
Tried SOL medium 9" queen last summer and alas it didn't work -- persistent hip pain. But I haven't found a better solution and need to replace futon mattress. Tempted to order SOL firm 9" and cross my fingers. Can't return/get$back twice in one year (their terms are beyond reasonable, great company to work with) so rather worried about decision. I understand their firm no longer as firm as when they started out due to complaints of too firm (which I'd probably like). Have others moved from med to firm SOL with good success? I want to love this mattress but bottom line need good sleep without pain. I'm 5'8" 135 pounds 68 year old female physically active.
While I don't have personal experience with either configuration SOL transitioned in Spring to softer versions to accommodate the consumer “need” for more plushness. When I asked Karl about it he commented that the change is not very noticeable but that the slight change was prompted by consumer feedback and of course in mind with the fact that the Dunlop has a firmer feel. You might want to give SOL a call and to find out if they think that the change can be enough to make a difference for you. I am sure they accumulated enough consumer feedback to be able to estimate this.