Founded at the start of 2018, Allswell Home endeavors to use hybrid mattress technology to provide its customers with a luxury sleeping experience without the luxury price tag. We saw this first in the brand’s original mattress (the Luxe Hybrid, formerly called the Luxe Classic) and are here today to see if it holds true in the company’s latest model, simply named the Allswell Mattress.
And how will we suss out its credentials? By digging into its feel, firmness, motion transfer, and sinkage to determine just how comfortable it actually is and whether or not it could be the mattress you’ve been waiting for!
Continue reading below for my full review of the Allswell Mattress. Don’t have time to read it all? Click here to skip to the bottom and check out my review summary.
Allswell Home might be one of the newest voices on the bed-in-a-box scene, but has quickly carved out a niche all its own, thanks to its line of affordable home essentials and a progressive marketing strategy that puts women front and center.
While no one may be pulling the same kind of social media game that Allswell is, its relatively cost-effective price point ($345 for a Queen) puts it in direct competition with other value buys such as the Casper Essential ($600) and Tuft & Needle ($595).
We’ll explore the differences and similarities between these three brands later on in the review, but for now, let’s get back to the Allswell.
Okay, so The Allswell is a 10” hybrid mattress that combines layers of quilted memory foam, poly foam, and pocketed coils to create a firm yet pressure-relieving structure. This is the same base construction implemented in the Luxe Hybrid, but the latter gets a little oomph from the addition of a 2” plush pillow topper.
But enough chat! Let’s dive into this bed.
Cover – The cover is composed of a polyester and spandex blend, which makes for a breathable and stretchy material. Additionally, the cover’s quilted with .75” of gel memory foam, which provides the sleeper with some immediate pressure relief. The gel infusion here is important, because it helps to mitigate the overheating properties of memory foam.
Comfort Layer – Next up, you’ll find 2” of firm poly foam. This material’s super bouncy and has a quick response to pressure, so will help to keep the sleeper positioned more on top of the mattress than in it. I’d also add that the buoyant nature of the foam should allow you to move around and change positions easily throughout the night.
Support Layer – Once you sink through the foam top layers, you land in the support layer of the mattress, built here with a system of pocketed coils. These coils are individually wrapped, which not only helps encourage airflow throughout the bed, but also aids in motion isolation. Overall, this layer is what imbues the mattress with its shape, stability, and support.
Foundation Layer – At the base of the mattress, we see .75” of high-density poly foam, included to give the pocketed coils something off of which to bounce and react.
Now that we’ve taken a look at the Allswell’s construction, let’s chat about its firmness and feel. When I hopped on the bed, one of the first things I noticed was my body sinking into the quilted cover and poly foam comfort layer. I could feel the foams filling in the space at my lower back, making for some nice initial comfort. Pushing in further, I encountered the pocketed coil system, which lifted me up and out of the structure.
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 Allswell 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.
As you can see in the graph above, there was a bit of variance in our responses, but we did land on an average firmness rating of 7. When compared to the industry standard of 6.5 for medium firmness, it seems this bed is just a touch on the firmer side.
I personally gave the mattress a 7 as I found its combination of firm poly foam and bouncy pocketed coils to create a solidly supportive sleeping experience. While you’re likely to experience some initial pressure relief from the gel memory foam quilted into the cover, you’ll find that you’re mostly interacting with the pocketed coil system in the base.
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 – Stretching out on my back, I felt pretty comfortable. As I mentioned above, the top foam layers worked to fill in the space at my lumbar region, which alleviated tension along my spine. I also found it easy to move around and change positions, thanks to the bounce of the poly foam comfort layer and pocketed coils.
Edge Support – A bed’s edge support is an important factor to consider as it’ll let you know just how much of its surface area you’ll be able to use. Scooting close to the side of the Allswell, I was really impressed with the support it offered me, demonstrating to me that this could be a great bed for couples.
Side – Turning onto my side, I began to experience some pressure at my shoulders and hips, typical problem areas for side sleepers. I’ve found that those who doze primarily on their sides tend to go for softer mattresses that provide cushiony relief to these sensitive spots; since the Allswell’s about a 7/10 in my opinion, I’m not too surprised by the discomfort I felt.
Stomach – Conversely, stomach sleepers usually opt for firmer structures that keep their hips elevated in line with their shoulders, so I felt really good in this position. The buoyant support of the pocketed coils lifted me up on top of the structure, allowing for some excellent spinal alignment.
Now that we’ve assessed the Allswell’s unique specs, let’s take a second to talk about its competition. While every bed is going to feature a few characteristics that make it a distinct product in the space, it can always be useful to contextualize these differences against other models. Plus, who wants to buy a mattress without sizing it up against some of the other well-known brands in the sphere?
The Essential is Casper’s “streamlined” mattress and is built with three layers of foam for a feel that’s both pressure-relieving and supportive.
- This all-foam construction gives the Essential a slightly more balanced feel than the Allswell, which sleeps much firmer than its Casper comrade.
- Additionally, it has way less bounce than the Allswell, so could be a better choice for someone who wants something a bit more neutral.
Tuft & Needle
Like the Essential, the Tuft & Needle is composed entirely of foam, but only features two layers of the stuff, resulting in a gentle structure that’s great for pressure relief and cooling.
- While the Tuft & Needle is indeed built with just two layers of foam, I actually found it to be just as firm as the Allswell, giving them both about a 7/10 on the firmness scale.
- You’ll also get some nice, buoyant support from the T&N, though it doesn’t really compare to the tremendous bounce of the Allswell.
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 sleep space 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”).
I’m actually quite impressed with these motion transfer results! While the Allswell is indeed bouncy, I was surprised by just how well it managed to isolate disturbance across the surface. What this tells me is that while you’ll definitely feel your partner getting up and out of bed, this movement shouldn’t bother you too much.
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: 3.5 inches of sinkage.
- 100 lb medicine ball: 5.5 inches of sinkage.
This isn’t very much sinkage at all, which isn’t that surprising when you consider how buoyant the structure is. This demonstrates that while you’re likely to sink through the quilted memory foam and poly foam layers, this sinkage is all but mitigated by the tall section of pocketed coils. That being said, you’re bound to feel more “on top” of the Allswell than “in” it.
- Sleep Trial: 100 nights.
- Warranty: 10 years.
- Shipping: Free, arrives compressed in a box.
- White glove delivery available upon request!
Just getting started? Start by taking a look at my mattress reviews guide.
SIZE AND PRICING INFORMATION
If you’re convinced the Allswell 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"||46 lbs||$245|
|Full||54" x 75" x 10"||64 lbs||$315|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 10"||78 lbs||$345|
|King||76" x 80" x 10"||100 lbs||$420|
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 Allswell complaints:
- First and foremost, I’d recommend the Allswell for anyone who wants some serious bounce from their mattress.
- I’d also say this bed could be great for those of you who sleep with a partner, thanks to its excellent motion transfer and edge support.
- Finally, if you’re on the prowl for a value hybrid, you aren’t likely to find a better option on the market.
- However, I would say that this mattress may not be the right fit for side sleepers who will need more cushiony support at the shoulders and hips.
- Heavier sleepers may also find the quick transition between the foam top layers and pocketed coil base to cause a bit of discomfort.
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