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6'7", trying to figure out my options for a California Queen (Queen XL 60"x84") sized bed 07 Jul 2015 22:11 #1

Hi all,

I'm 6'7", and as some of you probably know (looking at you Phoenix), being tall means that outside of getting a California King, there aren't really any standard sizes that can accommodate the tall. I'm planning on purchasing a bed frame/foundation that is built to support a Queen XL (mattress size of 60" x 84"), but after looking around online I can't really find many mattresses in this size (no surprise there).

So far I've found these websites which carry Queen XL's:
www.finewebstores.com/
www.us-mattress.com/

The first one carries them but I can't really tell who the manufacture is so I can't look up reviews on them. The second carries Corsicana and New Wind mattresses that can be made to order. I've found some reviews of Corsicana (Texas-based) as hit and miss, while I can't find much about New Wind (Italy-based).

If there are any other tall folks out there who have had luck with Queen XL's/weird mattress sizes I'd love to get your advice. As far as local retailers go, I live about an hour north of Los Angles if anyone knows a local retailer/company that sells/makes custom sizes. Thanks!

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6'7", trying to figure out my options for a California Queen (Queen XL 60"x84") sized bed 07 Jul 2015 23:19 #2

Hi TreeGod,

I can certainly sympathize with some of the challenges that are involved with being tall although you are an inch and a half taller than I am :). Is there a reason that you are looking for a queen XL (aka California Queen) instead of a California King (which would be much easier to find since it's a standard size)?

The first one carries them but I can't really tell who the manufacture is so I can't look up reviews on them. The second carries Corsicana and New Wind mattresses that can be made to order. I've found some reviews of Corsicana (Texas-based) as hit and miss, while I can't find much about New Wind (Italy-based).


I would be very cautious about about using other people's experiences or reviews on a mattress (either positive or negative) as a reliable source of information or guidance about how you will feel on the same mattress or how suitable or how durable a mattress may be for you and in many if not most cases they can be more misleading than helpful because a mattress that would be a perfect choice for one person or even a group of people may be completely unsuitable for someone else to sleep on (see post #13 here ).

I'm assuming that you've read the mattress shopping tutorial but two of the most important links in the tutorial that I would especially make sure you've read are post #2 here which has more about the different ways to choose a suitable mattress (either locally or online) that is the best "match" for you in terms of PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and Personal preferences) that can help you assess and minimize the risks of making a choice that doesn't turn out as well as you hoped for and post #13 here which has more about the most important parts of the "value" of a mattress purchase which can help you make more meaningful quality/value comparisons between mattresses in terms of suitability, durability, and value.

As you can see ... outside of PPP (which is all about how well you will sleep on a mattress) ... the most important part of the value of a mattress is it's durability and a mattress is only as good as its construction and the quality and durability of the materials inside it (which is all about how long you will sleep well) regardless of the name of the manufacturer on the label. If you can find out the information listed here about any mattress you are considering and post it on the forum then I'd certainly be happy to make some comments about the quality and durability of the materials in the mattress or the mattress as a whole and help you identify any potential weak links in the mattress. Without this information it's not possible to make any meaningful comments about the quality or durability of any mattress and if a manufacturer or retailer either isn't able or willing to provide it to you then I would pass the mattress by (see the guidelines here ).

I'm not familiar with New Wind but I would be cautious with Corsicana because they generally aren't transparent about the quality/density of the foam layers in their mattresses (see this article ).

If there are any other tall folks out there who have had luck with Queen XL's/weird mattress sizes I'd love to get your advice. As far as local retailers go, I live about an hour north of Los Angles if anyone knows a local retailer/company that sells/makes custom sizes. Thanks!


I personally haven't slept on a California Queen or any other odd sizes but other people's experiences may be very different from your own and you are probably in the best position to decide whether the extra length would be important to you. I know in my own case I've become quite used to having my feet stick out past the end if the bed on the somewhat rare occasions that I'm fully stretched out (I sleep on a queen size mattress) although my next mattress will probably be a Cal King (which I've never owned).

The better options or possibilities I'm aware of in and around the Los Angeles area (subject to the quality/value guidelines I linked) are listed in post #2 here . Some of the manufacturers on the list would most likely be able to build you a custom size California Queen mattress but you will need to make some phone calls to find out which ones (I don't know off the top of my head which of them build custom sizes).

Phoenix
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6'7", trying to figure out my options for a California Queen (Queen XL 60"x84") sized bed 08 Jul 2015 10:24 #3

Hello TreeGod,

I noticed you were also looking online I just wanted to stop by and mention that there are many mattress manufacturing companies available including our company, Just wanted to offer some help and let you know we can build to a particular size. Phoenix I hope you are okay with me reaching out, just wanted to mention to this gentlemen in hopes to solve his questions.

Thank you,
Mario
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480.323.8831

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6'7", trying to figure out my options for a California Queen (Queen XL 60"x84") sized bed 08 Jul 2015 15:50 #4

Hi Mario,

Phoenix I hope you are okay with me reaching out, just wanted to mention to this gentlemen in hopes to solve his questions.


I didn't mention that online manufacturers can also be a good source for custom sizes in my reply and since TreeGod was also looking at some online options I appreciate that you corrected my oversight ... thank you :)

Phoenix
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6'7", trying to figure out my options for a California Queen (Queen XL 60"x84") sized bed 08 Jul 2015 21:56 #5

Thanks for the prompt replies!

Is there a reason that you are looking for a queen XL (aka California Queen) instead of a California King (which would be much easier to find since it's a standard size)?


For my living situation for the next few years I'll need to use a lofted bed so I can fit my desk underneath it and reduce the amount of space my bed/desk take up. While originally looking around online for a lofted twin xl bed frame, I stumbled across this site: www.collegebedlofts.com/order_loft_bed.html that makes lofted beds in plenty of tall-friendly sizes. Since I'd much rather have an extra long full/queen rather than a extra long twin, I decided to opt for the lofted queen xl option. They don't make california kings in a loft, which doesn't surprise me since thats a lot of bed to be lofting! So while a California King would make it much easier, I simply don't have the space and need to have it be lofted and an extra long queen is the largest this site makes.

I've read through the different sections of the site about how to properly pick a mattress, and while I'd love to abide by those guidelines when selecting a bed, at this point I've decided to try to prioritize length over options. I've been sleeping in a standard-sized full up to this point, and while I've gotten use to more or less sleeping in a near fetal position like manner, I'm pretty tired of it and would like a bed that can fit me. I'll go ahead and contact some of those manufactures in your link along with BrooklynBedding and some other online shops and get some details about pricing and materials. I'll be leaving on a week long trip in a couple days so it will have to wait until after, but once I get some more info I'll post back. Thanks again for all the information, you've really put together quite a website!

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6'7", trying to figure out my options for a California Queen (Queen XL 60"x84") sized bed 09 Jul 2015 01:50 #6

Hi TreeGod,

For my living situation for the next few years I'll need to use a lofted bed so I can fit my desk underneath it and reduce the amount of space my bed/desk take up. While originally looking around online for a lofted twin xl bed frame, I stumbled across this site: www.collegebedlofts.com/order_loft_bed.html that makes lofted beds in plenty of tall-friendly sizes. Since I'd much rather have an extra long full/queen rather than a extra long twin, I decided to opt for the lofted queen xl option. They don't make california kings in a loft, which doesn't surprise me since thats a lot of bed to be lofting! So while a California King would make it much easier, I simply don't have the space and need to have it be lofted and an extra long queen is the largest this site makes.


Given your circumstances that certainly makes sense to me.

I've read through the different sections of the site about how to properly pick a mattress, and while I'd love to abide by those guidelines when selecting a bed, at this point I've decided to try to prioritize length over options.


With a custom size mattress from a good manufacturer you can not only choose the size that you prefer but you can make sure that it uses good quality materials that don't have any weak links in terms of durability as well.

I'll go ahead and contact some of those manufactures in your link along with BrooklynBedding and some other online shops and get some details about pricing and materials. I'll be leaving on a week long trip in a couple days so it will have to wait until after, but once I get some more info I'll post back. Thanks again for all the information, you've really put together quite a website!


I'm looking forward to finding out what you end up deciding ... and of course any other comments or questions you may have along the way :)

Phoenix
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