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10 Oct 2017 17:37 #1 by Clutchless

Yet another new bed in a box company but this one claims to be different. It has industrial strength support pillars that appear to be proprietary and were developed from a type of foam the founder helped develop for insulating railroad track beds. I think I read he also used to work for one of the big S mattress firms. They claim great durability and it reminded me of the Reverie pillars somewhat. I found the specs for the mattress at the honest mattress reviews site. I asked about firmness and they said it was 5.8 on the usual 10 point scale. It looks interesting and I would like to see more opinions on it as I will again be in the market soon. We love our Ghostbed, but my wife wants something that sleeps cooler but with similar firmness.

Spoon Sleep Mattress Construction
Total Height. 10 inch, three layers, all foam mattress with industrial foam support Pillars.

Top Layer. Cooling comfort layer, 2lb urethane, 15 ILD.
Performance: pressures relief.

Middle Layer. Memory foam quick response with cooling gel, 4 lb.
Performance: Transition layer for conformity.

Support Pillars. 7 lb density urethane, properties are proprietary, cut into 3″ cylinders.
Performance: Unparalleled zoned lumbar support.

Bottom Layer. 6″ support core 1.9, ILD 35.
Performance: Patented Dual-density
Country of Origin
Made in the USA.
Certifications
The cooling gel foam, memory, and support foams are Certi-Pur certified, meaning they are made without ozone-depleting chemicals and regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million).

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10 Oct 2017 18:40 #2 by Ari

i was looking at this one but now that you heard 5.8 on the firmness scale i think it will be too soft for me thanks to my high bmi. too bad it looks nice!

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11 Oct 2017 03:37 #3 by Clutchless

That is what I thought. Based on their design with the support pillars I expected something firmer, however, you never know and maybe those support pillars provide better support than the numbers. The top 2 layers are each 2 inches thick and the support pillars are located in the bottom layer. There is a diagram on their site.

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11 Oct 2017 04:51 #4 by Ari

Clutchless wrote: That is what I thought. Based on their design with the support pillars I expected something firmer, however, you never know and maybe those support pillars provide better support than the numbers. The top 2 layers are each 2 inches thick and the support pillars are located in the bottom layer. There is a diagram on their site.


Sometimes you just have to try it. the support pillars is something new I never tried before. Will be interesting to see what Phoenix thinks

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11 Oct 2017 18:20 #5 by Manimal

Hey Guys- actually have it currently and find it a bit too soft (I'm 6 ft, 215 lbs , side sleeper)... was hoping it would be more "responsive" as well but it feels more like a memory foam mattress. The top layer of Avena foam is fast-response but it's very soft (about 15 ILD I think) and the second layer of "fast response" memory foam is faster responding than old-school tempurpedic foam, but by no means truly responsive IMO. If you drop a marble on the mattress, it will bounce a bit since it won't make it through the top layer, but if you push your hand into it, recovery is a good couple seconds... so not "slow" but by no means "responsive" in my book. The pillars are also designed to absorb energy more so than return it, though they seem to prevent an outright "bottoming out" or "deep sinking" feeling... in any event, they're different than latex. The mattress uses good quality foams overall, but to me, the feel is a bit too "mushy". I might really like it if the transition layer alone were a faster-responding, more supportive foam. That said, I don't hate it and can sleep OK on it... just think I need a more responsive feel with slightly firmer transitional support. Feel is so subjective though... I do think a lot of people would really like the mattress and don't intend to smear it in any way.

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11 Oct 2017 19:18 #6 by Sweet Dreams

Manimal - Thanks very much for sharing your personal experience with the Spoon Sleep!

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12 Oct 2017 07:22 #7 by Ari

Sweet Dreams wrote: Manimal - Thanks very much for sharing your personal experience with the Spoon Sleep!


Ditto :)

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12 Oct 2017 07:45 #8 by Sweet Dreams

Us big guys have to support each other (no pun intended!)

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12 Oct 2017 09:49 #9 by Phoenix

Hi Clutchless,

Yes, the Spoon mattress was just launched and is another of the newer boxed-bed mattresses. Herman Fisher, a former Sealy and Rubberlite executive and engineer, along with Brent Adam, co-founded the company. Higher-density cylindrical support pillars are engineered into the support core, providing more support not only under the heavier areas of the body, but also with the expectation of increasing durability for when sitting in the mattress. The idea of using this technology resulted from Fisher’s time spent at Rubberlite, according to his own statements. The foams are produced domestically by Carpenter and assembled in the USA, and are CeritPUR-US certified.

The specifications are:
2” 2 lb polyfoam (cooling comfort layer)
2” 4 lb memory foam (quick response with gel additive)
6” 1.9 lb 35 ILD polyfoam support core with 3” 7 lb polyfoam support pillars (dual-density polyfoam core).

These specifications would not raise a cause for concern for those in a more “normal” BMI range, but there could be a “slight” caution for those of a higher BMI with the 4 lb memory foam layer. It certainly is a unique design domestically with the engineered polyfoam core, as unique polyfoam core designs tend to be more common in Europe.

Phoenix


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