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12 Feb 2020 16:16 #21 by saile
I am 6’ 175 lbs and my wife is 5’ 4” 125 lbs. She requires a very soft mattress due to shoulder and hip issues. I also have shoulder issues but prefer a firmer mattress, likely due to my greater weight. We've gone through four mattresses over the last twenty years. Our last mattress, which was less than four years old, was a 14" Novaform Comfort from Costco that had not aged well. My wife has used memory foam toppers for at least ten years, with her latest topper being 3".

We ordered a split king Presto mattress January 27. The split king mattress includes two twin XL 2" bonus HD layers, which we upgraded to a 2" organic latex layer and a 2" memory foam layer. The mattress was delivered February 6, although it had arrived at the trucking company's distribution centre in Edmonton February 2. The delay was a result of a delivery backlog on the part of Day & Ross, the trucking company,

The delivery itself went well. The delivery person positioned the mattress, bonus layers and box of pillows on a tarp I had placed on my garage floor. The packaging was good, as shown in the attached pictures. The mattress was in a heavy plastic bag, which was inside a cardboard box. The bonus layers were double bagged in heavy plastic. The pillows were in individual plastic bags inside a cardboard box. It may not be the greenest packaging but it offered good protection for everything.

After unpacking the mattress, I unzipped its cover and carried the individual layers to our second floor bedroom. I then set the mattress up on our existing slatted twin XL frames from IKEA. After three tries, we settled on the following layer orders (top-to-bottom).

My wife's side:
• 2” memory foam - 12 ILD (as a mattress topper)
• 2” memory foam - 12 ILD
• 2” memory foam - 12 ILD
• 2” latex - 20 ILD
• 4” base - 40 ILD

My side:
• 2” latex - 20 ILD
• 2” latex - 20 ILD
• 2” HR foam - 20 ILD
• 4” foam core - 40 ILD

We tried placing the three memory foam layers in the mattress cover on my wife's side. It didn't work as she prefers to have a top layer without any compression. I don't know if this is because she's had a topper for a long time and I don't care. As long as she's happy with the setup, I am as well.

The extra memory foam layer was about four inches shorter than the other layers. Within hours of emailing this information to Mario, he responded, "I'm sorry about that bonus layer, we'll have a proper one shipped out to you ASAP." Mario is to be commended for excellent after sales service!

The only complaint I have at this time pertains to the nylon zipper on the mattress cover and this issue is not unique to MFC. I am not sure how long the zipper will last, as I expect to rearrange and rotate layers on a regular basis. Fortunately, my wife sews and will be able to insert a more durable zipper if necessary. And if worse comes to worse, I can always order another cover!

All-in-all, I'm very happy with Mario, MFC and our Presto mattress. I will never again purchase a mattress that cannot be reconfigured.

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12 Feb 2020 16:26 #22 by saile
The images that I should've included with the above comments about MFC's Presto mattress.

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13 Feb 2020 03:25 #23 by MFC
Hi Saile,

Thank you for taking the time to review our Classic Presto Customizable Mattress

The only complaint I have at this time pertains to the nylon zipper on the mattress cover and this issue is not unique to MFC. I am not sure how long the zipper will last, as I expect to rearrange and rotate layers on a regular basis.


We use a nylon zipper on the Classic Presto and a brass zipper on the Organic Presto. In our experience, the few zipper issues we had, happen within the first few months of use. Rest assured that if ever you have a problem with the zipper, we'll be happy to replace the cover for free.

We tried placing the three memory foam layers in the mattress cover on my wife's side. It didn't work as she prefers to have a top layer without any compression. I don't know if this is because she's had a topper for a long time and I don't care. As long as she's happy with the setup, I am as well.


That's correct, you'll get better pressure relief from a topper than when all the layers are placed inside the cover. A topper has nothing to restrict its ability to contour and mold to the shape of your body and therefor provides superior comfort. That why we give a bonus layer with the Presto Customizable Mattress so that you have as many options as possible to find the firmness and support you want.
Mattress toppers make up the bulk of our sales at MFC. Nothing compares to sleeping directly on a 2" or 3" topper that is unrestricted by the cover of a mattress assembly. In our opinion, a floating comfort layer placed over the mattress (over the mattress protector) is still the best and most economical way to get maximum pressure relief on painful hips and shoulders.

I’m happy that you understand the reasoning behind sleeping on a customizable mattress and remain available to assist with any questions you might have to make your mattress feel "just the way you like".

all the best
Mario ~

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