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11 Jul 2018 09:44 #1 by sanndennis

I am a new owner of a Presto Latex bed (just received the 10" -- 4" firm, 2" firm, 2" med, 2" soft in a split King) and I tried putting on my previous mattress protector (cotton/polyester, decent thickness) but I ended up with a drum-effect and took it off the bed as it obviously wasn't going to work. Instead, I put a sheet under the fitted sheet to help with any sweat/etc. in the near term. I found even the sheets to make the mattress considerably firmer than it was without any layer on the bed.

Since I have this wool/cotton topped mattress -- I would like to find a protector that has decent water resistance (I don't want to damage the fabrics/mattress) but that maintains the feel of the bed and the properties of the wool/cotton cover of the bed (why buy a wool cotton covered mattress to cover it with polyurethane and lose the cooling effect?).

What suggestions do you have? The St. Dormeir sounds like an option, but might not offer enough water resistance....Thoughts?

As an aside, the bed feels a little firm (moreso with sheets on). We tried an 8" Modesto (by nature's embrace) and it's my understanding the Presto as configured should be a little softer than the Modesto -- anyway, I will need to give it time and break in, but I definitely think the protector (even if thin) can affect the feel and sleep quality.

Lastly, the bed is a beast -- almost 200 lbs. We had to unzip and move half the bed layer by layer -- latex has no rigidity when it comes to moving it (which I knew, but it's one thing to actually experience first hand). Although a pain to reassemble, it was at least POSSIBLE to move because of the split king. Otherwise, it would likely be still out on my driveway....

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12 Jul 2018 04:16 - 12 Jul 2018 04:24 #2 by MFC

Hi sanndennis,

What suggestions do you have? The St. Dormeir sounds like an option, but might not offer enough water resistance....Thoughts?


You're right, The St-Dormeir Cotton Merino Wool Mattress Protector does not offer much in water resistance but it does absorb moisture and is unique as it can be machine washed and dried. Unfortunately I don't know of any mattress protector that is water resistant and not made with some kind of synthetic waterproof membrane. Sleeptek makes a wool pad that is quite absorbant, but not completely waterproof. Then Berkeley ergonomics has one made of 100% organic cotton knit, that will absorb moisture and since it's a knit it will not create a drum effect like you experienced with your mattress protector

As an aside, the bed feels a little firm (moreso with sheets on). We tried an 8" Modesto (by nature's embrace) and it's my understanding the Presto as configured should be a little softer than the Modesto -- anyway, I will need to give it time and break in, but I definitely think the protector (even if thin) can affect the feel and sleep quality.


Organic Dunlop latex is the most supportive bedding material and takes some getting use to. The mattress will soften up with use and our bodies take a few weeks to get use to a new sleep surface.

Lastly, the bed is a beast -- almost 200 lbs. We had to unzip and move half the bed layer by layer -- latex has no rigidity when it comes to moving it (which I knew, but it's one thing to actually experience first hand). Although a pain to reassemble, it was at least POSSIBLE to move because of the split king. Otherwise, it would likely be still out on my driveway....


I've never hear anybody call our latex mattress a "beast" but in your case I understand completely :)
The king size is our heaviest beast at over 200 lbs of solid organic Dunlop latex, wool and organic cotton. The Presto has a top-zip cover so that you can re-arrange the loose inner layers to adjust the comfort and support of the mattress. This feature allowed you to disassemble the mattress in order to move it around with more ease than a conventional latex mattress. Thank's for sharing your experience, I'll add this feature to our description of the Presto mattress.

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All the Best!
Mario

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