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Anyone own a techno gel mattress? 07 Jul 2012 16:18 #1

Hi - head spinning with choices.... Have pretty well decided that since sleep quite hot we want either latex or techno gel. Healthy Back people helpful and seemed sincere - the techno gel is great but sooooooo much money. I am not opposed to shelling out for a great mattress but they seem quite new and I would like to hear someone's actual experiences over a few weeks or months. Also considering the HB bliss essence . This site seems to be the most useful :P

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Re: Anyone own a techno gel mattress? 07 Jul 2012 16:40 #2

I'm in NOVA and in the middle of a mattress search. I was at Healthy Back this week and was discouraged from even trying the technogel. I was told they have received a lot of returns on them. However, they did highly recommend the technogel pillows.

I have narrowed my search down to latex. I was at the Savvy Rest store in Vienna this morning and found a mattress there that was very comfortable. I am now trying to decide between that mattress and trying to replicate it by ordering online and saving money. Not sure what to do and am eagerly awaiting Phoenix's response to my post.

FYI, Savvy Rest if having a 20% off sale, which ends tomorrow - so you might want to check them out. They also offer free layer switches for 90 days. The saleswoman there was very helpful, informative, and not at all pushy...the only drawback is it's more money than I want to spend.

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Re: Anyone own a techno gel mattress? 07 Jul 2012 23:09 #3

Hi Terriwin and FairfaxMom,

@Terriwin ...

I added my thoughts about the Technogel to your other post here .

@FairfaxMom,

I also added my reply to your post in the other thread here . At least you know that you have access to a very similar mattress for less although the 20% discount makes the difference a little closer and may justify a local purchase in spite of the greater expense. I would also suspect that if you decided to go in that direction and were to ask that the sale price may still be available for an extra day or two "unofficially" although of course I don't know that for sure

That's interesting too about their recommendations against the Technogel. Did they say the reason for the returns? I suspect they would be comfort issues connected to buyers remorse with only an inch of the material but that is just speculation.

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Re: Anyone own a techno gel mattress? 08 Jul 2012 13:19 #4

I may be going back to the Healthy Back store this week for some other items. If I do, I'll ask again about the specific problems with the technogel and report back.

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Re: Anyone own a techno gel mattress? 08 Jul 2012 15:16 #5

Hi FairfaxMom,

That would be great ... and I appreciate it :)

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Re: Anyone own a techno gel mattress? 21 Nov 2012 19:34 #6

I just tried out a Technogel mattress (in NOVA at Tysons Health Back Store) - the Armonia latex with a 1/2 technogel comfort layer - and it is amazing. I spent quite a while no my back and quite a while on my side and then I simply did not want to leave the store. I actually went in to try out their latex mattress, and after trying out all of the tempurpedic and latex mattress, found the Bliss Pristine latex ($2,800 king) to be the best of the bunch. But then I tried the Technogel out, and when I went back to the Bliss Pristine it didn't feel nearly as good by comparison. Shoulder support, hip support, overall alignment was all perfect. Everything was perfect but the price, which was around $4,300 for the king size. I was all set to spend over $2,000 for a mattress plus another $2,000 for an adjustable base for a total of $4,000-$4,500, but I was not expecting to drop around $6,500 total. Ridiculously, they throw in an iPad, which does me no good since I already have a brand new one. This really spoiled everything because I would have just gone for the nice Talalay latex bed, but by comparison I did not find it anywhere near as comfortable, certainly not anywhere near the 90% level. Aaarrgggg!

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Re: Anyone own a techno gel mattress? 21 Nov 2012 22:38 #7

Hi Da,

That's certainly a big jump in budget and I would also question spending that much on a mattress as well when there is only 1/2" of gel and the rest is polyurethane. There may also be other gel options available to you such as the Evosleep in this thread .

If it was me, I would want to know for sure that I couldn't get to 90% using either different latex layering or even other materials before I went in that direction (or that budget) unless there as clearly nothing else that would do and the cost justified the benefits compared to any other mattress I tried (not just the PLB).

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Re: Anyone own a techno gel mattress? 22 Nov 2012 17:56 #8

I would love to find an option that had similar characteristics to the Technogel Armonia (pure Talaly latex with a 1/2 or so of pure gel comfort layer). The Evosleep does not appear to be available anywhere on the east coast (I am in McLean, Virginia 22101, across the river from Washington DC), and does not seem to be available for online purchase or shipping from what I have found. Are there any other suggestions for a supplier of this mattress or something comparable to the Technogel (available at the Healthy Back Store but it appears to be about $1,500 overpriced!). Any more suggestions are appreciated as always!

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Re: Anyone own a techno gel mattress? 23 Nov 2012 00:53 #9

Hi Da,

Are you sure that the Technogel Armonia is Talalay latex?

While there's not a lot of information about it online ... the third mattress on the Technogel site is a pocket coil and I didn't think that Technogel used latex in any of their mattresses. There is also a Malaysian reference to it here (which shows a pocket coil).

Regardless of what it is though ... perhaps you could choose a mattress that was similar in construction to the Armonia without the gel on top and then add a gel topper such as one of these on top. While of course it wouldn't be an exact duplicate ... it may be close enough to warrant what would likely be a significantly lower cost.

Phoenix

PS: Added later ... the Technogel site now lists the Armonia and it clearly has a Talalay latex core although it doesn't say if there are any other layers besides the technogel layer and the Talalay.
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Re: Anyone own a techno gel mattress? 23 Nov 2012 05:42 #10

Am I sure? Now that you ask, I have doubts. What I am sure of is that I asked three times and got an affirmative response each time. While I will not spend what the are charging for this mattress - I really want to stay under $4,500 for the mattress with adjustable base - it is enough that I want to get the right mattress without having to add a topper. I will need to just keep looking for the right firm latex. Though I don't see any results yet, I imagine I must be getting closer....

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