In the market for a new mattress, but can’t decide what style or what level of firmness? Today is your lucky day. The Luxi mattress has arrived and gives you the ability to manually swap around the interior layers and create a soft, medium, or firm mattress. The choice is yours!
Luxi may be one of the most unique mattresses available today, but do they have what it takes to pass the rigors of the Sleepopolis sleep test? Continue reading below to find out!
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The Luxi mattress is slightly different than most 10″ mattresses we’ve tested thus far. While it does contain 4 layers of foam, the layers can be manually swapped around to create a soft, medium, or firm feel. For the purpose of this review, we will focus on the medium version of the Luxi mattress, but we’ll still call out specific differences and attributes of each setup.
- Top layer (cooling + comfort) – 1.5″ of Dunlop latex. The top layer of the Luxi is designed to provide much of the cooling and comfort for the sleeper. The layer of latex is aerated, allowing the foam to breathe much easier and maintain a cooler sleeping surface.
- Second layer (pressure relief) – 1″ of memory foam. The layer of memory foam provides the pressure relief for the sleeper. Additionally, this layer acts as a transitional layer between the layer of latex and foam heads.
- Third layer (support) – 3.5″ of memory foam heads. These heads are designed to allow compression, pressure relief, and contour at very light weights.
- Bottom layer (foundation) – 3.5″ of polyurethane foam. The bottom layer provides the shape of the mattress in addition to acting as the foundational support for the mattress as a whole.
To change the feel of the Luxi mattress from a medium to a soft feel you simply flip the top 3 layers. In this setup the memory foam heads become the primary comfort layer on top, while the layer of latex foam and memory foam in the middle act as partially comfort layers and partially support layers (see image below).
The cover of the Luxi mattress consists of a combination of polyester (73%), viscose (23%), and elastane aka spandex (4%). Additionally, the cover is quilted with 1/2″ of foam. The quilted cover adds a nice degree of softness to the mattress while the other materials combine to offer breathability and elasticity. All three of these qualities work well with the foam layers below to maintain a cooler sleeping surface, in addition to a snug fit.
As we take a look at the aesthetic appeal of the Luxi, it’s nothing too crazy. A majority of the cover is white, but there is a grey strip that runs along the bottom perimeter of the mattress. Breaking up the white and grey colors is a zipper, which allows you to full remove the top half of the cover and change the firmness levels.
Luxi’s cover uses what they call a “waterfall edge”. This is in contrast to more hard straight line edges on many other mattresses. The waterfall edge helps to ensure the foam layers fit nicely and the cover looks aesthetically pleasing when layers are swapped.
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Overall, I think Luxi’s cover is pretty solid. They did go with the more simplistic look, but the material and build quality is definitely there. The zipper never once gave me any issues while swapping around the interior layers. This is a major benefit, as a majority of zippers used on mattress covers tend to snag quite easily.
Firmness, Feel, & Support
Although sleepers have the ability to change the firmness level of the Luxi, the medium version comes in at a 5.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale, with 10 being the most firm. If you choose to swap the Luxi layers around for a softer feel, the Luxi lands closer to a 3.5 out of 10. And lastly, the firm Luxi setup is an 8 out of 10.
Changing the feel of the Luxi is simple. The top 3 layers are contained within a Lycra (an elastic polyurethane fabric) covering, which allows for easier flipping (for the purpose of this review I cut my encasement so I could show the layers better on video / images). For the medium feel the order of layers will be latex, memory foam, memory foam heads, and poly support foam. For the soft feel you simply flip the top 3 layers, changing the order to memory foam heads, memory foam, latex, and poly foam support. Lastly, for the firm feel you bring the poly support foam to the top, making the order poly support foam, memory foam heads, memory foam, and latex on the bottom.
Personally, I found the soft build to be the best option for me. As a stomach sleeper, both the medium and firm created awkward angles along my lower back, leading to support issues. The mattress was easily able to support me as a whole, but my mid section and hips sank in lower than other areas of my body, which led to those issues.
That said, the soft side was able to create a more consistent level of top sinkage and pressure relief, more evenly supporting my weight. The sinkage was a little deeper than most mattress I’ve tested, but not so deep that I was uncomfortable.
On the other hand, my wife enjoyed the medium layout. As a back and side sleeper, the medium feel created ideal body contouring and support. All in all, we were both able to find the correct layout for the both of us, all within one mattress. In addition, there was no annoying seem running down the middle of the mattress. You can feel the split layers somewhat, but the quilted cover does a good job of making the split more subtle.
The most notable attribute of the Luxi’s feel is simply the depth of contour. The memory foam heads layer collapses under light weights. This allows the mattress to contour to your body in all sleeping positions and firmness setups (even the firm). For side sleepers this type of feel and support dynamic is ideal, as it naturally contours to the curves of your body. Back and stomach sleepers may find this feel good as well, however it does depend on the level of push back you require in a mattress, in addition to your body type and weight.
Next, let’s talk about bounce and motion transfer. The latex used in the comfort layer definitely plays a big role in each of these categories, but the foam heads should also be mentioned. When the latex is on top in the medium configuration, the mattress has a bit more bounce and better response. However, in the soft version the memory foam heads on top absorb more energy, creating less bounce and a slower response.The firm version is a bit of an in-between.
With regards to cooling the channels between each foam head in addition to the use of latex work together to keep temperatures in check. During my sleep test I was never uncomfortably warm.
Overall, I think the Luxi is a pretty solid mattress. The ability to manually swap layers around to create a firmness level that best suits you is interesting to say the least. Knowing these layers are able to provide the level of support most sleepers need is even better. The adaptability of the layers makes the Luxi a great choice for sleepers who aren’t sure what firmness they need and also for couples who have varying needs when it comes to support and feel.
All mattress reviews on Sleepopolis go through a short series of sinkage tests. These tests are designed to help better communicate how each mattress performs under various positions, pressures, and weights. All of the following sinkage test results are based on the medium configuration of the Luxi. The soft version has a slightly deeper sinkage and the firm version has slightly less sinkage.
- Lying on back – while lying on my back with all of my weight spread evenly across the mattress, I saw 3.5″ of sinkage.
- Lying on side – as I rolled over to my side, I saw 4″ of sinkage.
- Sitting on the edge (conservative) – while sitting on the edge with my butt slightly back on the mattress, I saw 4.5″ of sinkage.
- Sitting on the edge (aggressive) – in more aggressive sitting position with all of my weight directly on the edge, I saw 5.5″ of sinkage.
- Standing in the middle – with all of my weight at one point on the mattress, I saw 7″ of sinkage.
Keep in mind, sinkage results may vary based on body weight and body type. As a reference point, I weigh 140 pounds.
- Shipping – free, compressed in a box, arrives in 3-5 business days
- Warranty – 10 years
- Trial Period – 1000 nights
- Discounts – use code SLEEPOPOLIS and save $125
- Weight – Queen size mattress weighs 80 pounds
- Made in the USA
I would recommend the Luxi mattress to sleepers who:
- Want customizable firmness – without question the biggest selling point of the Luxi is the customization of the layers. If you aren’t 100% certain what firmness you need, or you sleep with a partner who has very different needs than you in terms of support and/or feel, having the ability to change the feel of the mattress after purchasing can be extremely valuable.
- Want pronounced contour – in all firmness setups the Luxi creates a notable level of body contour. The memory foam heads collapse under pressure, creating a contoured hug that’s ideal for side sleepers and many back sleepers as well. However, stomach sleepers may find the contour to be too extreme depending on weight and preference.
- Want an all foam mattress – with layers of latex, memory foam, and poly foam the Luxi is composed of an interesting combination of materials. However, at its core it’s still a performance level all foam mattress.
For more on the Luxi mattress visit LuxiSleep.com.