This text will be comparing two mattresses from companies that hail from Canada. We’ve taken a look at both the Douglas and the Endy individually (links below…wait for it…), but there are some questions that can only be answered when sizing up the two head-to-head.
Comparisons are great to help finalize a buying decision — this is where the big spotlight goes on the small details. By the end of this write-up, you should have a much better idea of which mattress is best for you.
Without further ado, let’s get onto the Douglas vs Endy comparison!
The Douglas and Endy do share some important features. Before moving into what makes them unique, let’s look at the details that put them in the same weight class.
- All foam – Both beds are made from three different foam layers. The layers nearest to the sleeper help the mattress sleep cool, and both beds use HD poly foam at the base to provide shape and stability.
- Initial feel – The Douglas and the Endy both give you a soft landing on first contact. Both beds feature memory foam in the comfort layer, which is made to contour around your body a bit, creating a comfortable cushion with pressure relief for sensitive areas around the body.
- Price range – Keep your eye open for sales, but generally, the Douglas and the Endy retail for similar prices (low/mid $600s to low/mid $900s).
The similarities of the Douglas and the Endy give a good context to their differences. It’s clear, then, that the devil really is going to be in the small details that separate these two products. To get in as much information as possible, I’ll provide a quick snapshot of each bed’s construction. These are my top level takeaways, but you can always find our more by checking out my full Douglas and Endy mattress reviews!
- Cover – The Douglas cover is made of an all-natural Tencel blend that’s breathable and soft to the touch.
- Comfort – Moving below the cover, the Douglas uses 2” of gel memory foam as its comfort layer. The memory foam gives a nice contouring feel while the gel infusion helps to mitigate memory foam’s tendency to trap and absorb body heat. The bottom line: The sleeper can comfortably sink into the mattress a bit without overheating.
- Transition – The Elastex transition layer is still soft, but sturdier than the gel memory foam above it. This latex alternative provides mobility and support at the same time. It is also slightly more breathable than pure latex, which keeps the bed cool.
- Base – After the Elastex layer, 6” of HD poly foam gives the Douglas its framing and keeps the sleeper from sinking too far into the comfort and transition layers.
Thoughts: The Douglas should appeal to sleepers who want a softer mattress. Side sleepers and others who need pressure relief should find plenty of it here, because the Douglas is made to shape itself to the sleeper’s body.
- Cover – Starting off, the Endy has a flexible poly knit mix in its cover that takes its inspiration from the stretchy nature of athletic clothing.
- Comfort Layer – After the cover comes a layer of open-cell memory foam, which gives a good mix of support and pressure relief. As with the gel infusion we saw in the Douglas, an open-cell modification on memory foam helps to curb its tendency to overheat.
- Transition – The slightly firmer poly foam layer under the memory foam keeps the sleeper from sinking too far into the mattress. I get full body support without losing the comforting relief of the memory foam layer.
- Base – The Endy gets its core foundation from the HD poly foam at the base of the mattress.
Thoughts: Most sleepers should find that the Endy provides a good balance between pressure relief and support. Although slightly firmer than the Douglas overall (for most people), it’s not a hard mattress that immediately jams up the hips and shoulders.
Douglas vs. Endy Head to Head
Now that we’ve gone over each of the bed’s constructions, let’s discuss a few of the key differences I noticed and how they contribute to the mattresses’ totally distinct vibes.
More support in the comfort and transition layers means more back support for spinal alignment. Strict back sleepers may find the Endy more comfortable than the Douglas for this reason. Combo sleepers should find the mobility of the Endy attractive as it makes switching positions a breeze.
Overall, the Endy tends to work where the Douglas does not in terms of sleeper positioning and vice versa. The soft profile of the Douglas matches with the needs of strict side sleepers but not with strict back sleepers. The Endy picks up the slack with strict back sleepers but gives up the pressure relief that strict side sleepers need for the shoulders and hips. Combo sleepers who need a balance of mobility and pressure relief may enjoy the Endy but not the Douglas. (If you sleep a lot on your stomach, read on. There’s something you should know about the Endy.)
Which Mattress Has the Best Feel?
I start with a firmness test to assess the feel of a mattress. I run my tests with my co-workers of various body weights, shapes, and sizes. I rate firmness on a scale of 1 to 10 (6.5 the industry standard balance between lift and give). The number you see here is the average of what we all found.
I gave the Douglas a firmness rating of 5.5/10, which is a softer feel than average. I felt this softness as soon as I laid on the mattress i.e. I sank right into the comfort layer of the bed. This contouring was nice at first, but I felt the support give too much in the hips over time on my back and stomach. Too much give in the hips leads to spinal misalignment, which is definitely not comfortable after a full night’s sleep. However, this same pressure relief felt nice at my hips and shoulders when lying on my side.
Heavier sleepers will probably feel even more give than I did at 190 lbs. This means less support in the hips for strict back and stomach sleepers. This is just one example of when softer isn’t always better!
[FYI: The Douglas has a few mattresses under the same general Douglas name. We are reviewing the namesake here.]
I gave the Endy an average firmness score of 6.5/10. This is a medium firm feel. The mattress gave me a good balance between support and pressure relief in all sleeping positions — at first. The firm nature of the mattress also meant good mobility. However, support, pressure relief, and mobility may change over a full night’s sleep. I’ll talk more about that below. You can also find some great information in the Bounce and Pressure Relief sections at the Douglas and Endy reviews.
The comfort layer allowed me to sink into it slightly when on my back, but I never felt stuck in the mattress. However, over time the mattress led to some discomfort on my side and on my stomach. There was not enough pressure relief in my shoulders when on my side, and there was too little support in my hips when on my stomach. Both situations meant spinal misalignment over a full night, which can lead to pain in the morning. Strict back sleepers should feel comfortable on the Endy, and combo sleepers should get a good night’s sleep as well.
Should You Buy the Douglas or Endy?
I hope that you’ve enjoyed digging into the details of the Douglas and the Endy! I’ve touched briefly on the construction of each bed and how they both feel. So, which mattress is for you? I can’t answer that directly, but I can sum up some major points to give you an indication of how each bed might feel for you.
After considering all of the similarities and differences, I believe the Douglas will work better with side sleepers. Folks who go to bed in this position and stick there often find their shoulders and hips jammed up on firmer mattresses. The pressure relief from the contouring comfort and transition layers works wonders for nighttime comfort in the side position. The Douglas also has some surprising features that work for couples—motion isolation and good edge support.
Considering the slightly firmer profile of the Endy, I believe that strict back sleepers have a winner here. There is support for the spine in the poly foam transition layer along with a good level of comfort from the open cell memory foam layer above it. Combo sleepers should also enjoy the balance between support and pressure relief the Endy generally gives in all positions.
The Endy offers a 100 day trial period and a 10 year warranty. The Douglas is slightly more generous in both regards with a 120 night trial period and a 15 year warranty. Both mattresses come compressed when shipped, so be sure to let them decompress for a few hours before testing. Shipping is free for both in Canada, by the way.
I will close out this review with a few core takeaways from the Douglas and Endy comparison. If you ever need a short refresher course on the points in this text, come back to this list of features.
- Strict side sleepers get a lot of pressure relief in the shoulders and hips because of the Douglas’ softer overall profile. This keeps the spine aligned and prevents pressure hotspots from forming in these areas over time.
- If you sleep with a restless partner, the Douglas tends to isolate motion. It also has good edge support, which means more room for each sleeper on the bed. Both things are good for couples.
With its balanced, all-foam construction, the Canadian Douglas mattress will likely satisfy a wide range of sleepers. Click the link to check current pricing.
- The Endy sleeps quite cool because of the breathable cover and open cell foam comfort layer. If you tend to overheat at night, the Endy should provide some relief for you!
- Combo sleepers should find a lot to love with the Endy because of its good mobility and balance between pressure relief and support. The Endy initially feels good in all positions, so you don’t have to worry so much about pressure or spine misalignment if you are always switching.
Endy has a nice medium support level with a proprietary foam comfort layer on top that offers superior pressure relief for side sleepers!
How Much Do the Douglas and Endy Cost?
|Twin||$675 CAD||$599 CAD|
|Twin XL||$700 CAD||$629 CAD|
|Full||$775 CAD||$679 CAD|
|Queen||$850 CAD||$749 CAD|
|King||$950 CAD||$849 CAD|
|California King||$950 CAD||$849 CAD|
What about the Douglas and Endy mattresses make them similar?
Both the Douglas and the Endy mattresses are all-foam mattresses made from 3 layers of foam. They also have very similar pricing in their various available sizes.
What about the Douglas and Endy mattresses make them different?
The two biggest differences in those mattresses are the cover and the gel memory foam layer on the Douglas. The Douglas cover is made out of the all-natural Tencel blend that is, in general, more breathable and soft. The Douglas also uses 2″ of gel memory foam under the cover which can help with overheating.
Are the Douglas or Endy mattresses available for purchase outside of Canada?
At this time both the Douglas and Endy mattresses are only available to ship to Canada and are not available for shipping to the United States or other countries.
If you have any questions or notes about what I’ve discussed here, or you have some information about the Douglas or Endy, I’d love to hear it. Leave comments below!
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