LexMod is a direct-to-consumer furniture company that offers customers a wide range of product options for their kitchens, dining spaces, and, of course, bedrooms. Though I won’t be getting into any of their sofas, chaises, or cabinets, I will be turning a close eye to the Aveline mattress, a model made by the brand’s wholesale division, Modway.
Built with gel-infused memory foam, this bed could be a comfortable dream, but I won’t know for sure until I put it to the test to see if it might just be the mattress you’ve been waiting for!
Continue reading below for my full review of the update Aveline Mattress. Don’t have time to read it all? Click here to skip to the bottom and check out my review summary.
| Modway Aveline ||Visit LexMod|
LexMod (and its wholesale division Modway) has been in the furniture game for over 10 years and aims to only “sell what it stocks,” meaning the company is able to directly source hundreds of different goods to its growing customer base.
When it comes to mattresses, LexMod sells a few different models, but only makes one itself: the Aveline, a value all-foam bed currently retailing for $300 (Queen size).
As I mentioned above, the Aveline is an all-foam mattress built with just two layers: one of memory foam and one of poly foam. Depending on your specific preferences, you can either get the Aveline with a 6, 8, or 10” profile. For the purpose of this review, I only looked at the 10” model.
But enough chat! Let’s dive into this bed.
Cover – The cover is built with a stretch knit polyester material, which makes for a breathable fabric that’s not likely to bunch up as you move around the bed.
Comfort Layer – Directly below the cover, you’ll find 3” of gel memory foam. This material has a slow response to pressure that should allow the sleeper to really sink in for some satisfying relief, especially at the shoulders and hips. And while the deep body contouring properties of memory foam can often lead to overheating, Modway has mitigated this with a cooling gel infusion.
Support Layer – Rounding out the Aveline’s construction, you’ll find 7” of high-density poly foam. Unlike memory foam, this material has a quick response to pressure and imbues the bed with its stability and shape.
Now that we’ve taken a look at the Aveline’s specs, let’s chat about its firmness and feel. When I first hopped on the bed, the first thing I noticed was my body sinking into the memory foam top layer. The material hugged the curves of my body and provided some pleasant relief to my lumbar region and shoulders. As I pressed in deeper, I could feel myself sinking even further into the structure, resulting in a somewhat stuck-in-the-bed feeling.
Since folks of different body types and sizes are going to feel firmness differently, I decided to bring in three other testers to check out the Aveline bed. We all took a turn lying on the mattress, gave it a personal rating, and then compiled them on the graph below.
While feel is always going to be a personal thing, our responses should provide you with a good idea of the firmness range you can expect from the bed.
My testers and I were pretty much in agreement about the firmness of the Aveline, giving it an average rating of 6.4, which syncs up with the industry standard of 6.5 for medium firmness.
I personally gave the Aveline a 6 as I found it to be a touch on the softer side. When I stretched out on the bed, I was mostly interacting with the thick top layer of gel memory foam, which made for a gentle sleeping experience.
It’s worth noting that as you decrease the height of your mattress, you’ll also be decreasing the amount of memory foam in the comfort layer. For reference, the 8” Aveline features 2” of gel memory foam and the 6” features just 1.5”. Still a considerable amount, but something to consider for those for whom 3” might be too much.
Another important component of a new bed’s feel is pressure, or more specifically where pressure points are likely to form while lying on top of it.
To help you visualize where these tension spots might crop up, I placed a pressure map on top of the mattress and lied on my back, side, and stomach. You can see the results on the image below where pressure is represented from blue (low pressure) to red (high pressure).
Back – Lying on my back, I could definitely feel myself sinking into the memory foam top layer. This material worked to fill in the space at my lumbar region, which resulted in some pretty satisfying pressure relief. However, this sinkage did make it difficult to move around and change positions as I felt somewhat stuck in the bed.
Edge Support – A bed’s edge support is an important factor to consider as it’ll let you know how much usable surface area the mattress actually has. Scooting as close to the side of the Aveline as I could, I felt fairly stable. Though I compressed through the memory foam layer, the foundational poly foam did an okay job of lifting me up.
Side – As I rolled onto my side, I felt some fantastic comfort. Strict side sleepers generally prefer softer mattresses that allow them to sink in for pressure relief at the shoulders and hips, so could be well pleased with the Aveline.
Stomach – Turning onto my stomach, I began to experience a bit of tension along my spine. Stomach sleepers tend toward firmer structures that keep their hips lifted in alignment with their shoulders, so could find the thick layer of memory foam here a touch too unsupportive.
Up next, let’s take a look at motion transfer. This test will demonstrate the amount of disturbance detectable from one side of the bed to the other, which could be especially important for those of you who share your bed with a partner.
To illustrate this motion transfer, I dropped a 10 lb. steel ball from heights of 4 inches, 8 inches and 12 inches and measured the disturbance it caused: the bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance.
FYI: Each drop is meant to symbolize a different movement you’re likely to experience in bed, from tossing and turning (4”) to getting out of bed (8”) all the way to full on jumping (12”).
These are fairly good motion transfer results, which I’d attribute to the memory foam top layer. This material actively works to absorb and dampen movement across the structure, so should help you to not be too bothered by your partner’s movements in the night.
When buying a new bed, most people want to know whether they’ll feel like they’re sinking “into” the mattress or lying “on top” of it. To visualize this sinkage, I placed four balls of varying sizes and densities (a 6 lb medicine ball, a 10 lb steel ball, a 50 lb medicine ball, and a 100 lb medicine ball) on the mattress and measured how much they compressed the surface.
The variations in size, weight and density are meant to simulate different body parts and different sized sleepers.
- 6 lb medicine ball: 1 inch of sinkage.
- 10 lb steel ball: 2 inches of sinkage.
- 50 lb medicine ball: 4 inches of sinkage.
- 100 lb medicine ball: 5.5 inches of sinkage.
These results are consistent with other all-foam beds I’ve tested and tell me that you’re likely to experience quite a bit of sinkage with the Aveline. Given that it’s built with just two layers, there’s not much to bolster against the contouring of the memory foam, so you’re likely to feel as though you’re sleeping more “in” the bed than “on top” of it.
- Sleep Trial: 100 nights.
- Warranty: 10 years.
- Shipping: Free, arrives compressed in a box.
Just getting started? Start by taking a look at my mattress reviews guide.
SIZE AND PRICING INFORMATION
If you’re convinced the Aveline is the right mattress for you, the size and pricing information for the mattress are below. Please note that these prices reflect standard pricing.
|Twin||39" x 75" x 10"||$203.75|
|Full||54" x 75" x 10"||$261.50|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 10"||302.25|
|King||76" x 80" x 10"||$402|
Now that we’ve taken a closer look at the mattress, I want to provide you with a few recommendations and some of the most common Aveline complaints:
- If you’re a fan of memory foam, you’ll likely enjoy the Aveline, which features a thick top layer of the stuff.
- Additionally, this bed could be a good fit for anyone after a truly medium firm feel.
- However, combo sleepers may not find a lot to love in the Aveline, as the comfort layer’s slow response to pressure makes it difficult to change positions.
- I’d also say that the memory foam could be detrimental for stomach sleepers, as it’ll likely send their spines out of alignment.
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