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.
A luxury experience without a luxury price tag sounds too good to be true, so I wanted to find out if the Allswell delivered on its promises. I put the mattress through a variety of tests getting all the details from edge support to motion isolation, breathability to bounce, and much more.
Continue reading below for my Allswell Mattress review. Don’t have time to read it all? Skip to the bottom and check out my review summary.
Is the Allswell a Good Mattress for You?
Let’s hit the ground running with some of the basics about the Allswell to help you decide if it’s a good mattress for you. Depending on your height, weight, and preferred sleeping position, the Allswell may or may not work for you. While I can’t make that decision for you, I can provide you with some recommendations to help you get there on your own.
Who I recommend the Allswell for
- Budget shoppers looking for an affordable “bang for their buck” should be pleased with the low price tag that comes with the Allswell.
- Couples might want to consider the Allswell due to the pretty good motion isolation and edge support that come with this value mattress.
- Most back and stomach sleepers should feel evenly distributed and supported by this hybrid mattress.
- If you are a hot sleeper, you have come to the right place. With only a little bit of memory foam (majority of polyfoam) and pocketed coils, air can flow right through this bed’s structure.
Who I don’t recommend the Allswell for
- Side sleepers may want to look at the Allswell Supreme, which is designed with a more plush surface to provide both pressure relief and support.
- If you’re a fan of memory foam, you may be a bit disappointed here. There is less than an inch of memory foam in the build of this bed, so you are not going to get that hugging feeling you may be looking for.
How Firm is the Allswell Mattress?
Let’s chat about firmness and feel. 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 firmness is always going to be subjunctive, 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 out of 10. 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 polyfoam 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.
Allswell Mattress Performance
Firmness is just one thing to consider when you’re choosing a new mattress. To really determine whether a bed is a good match for you, it’s also important to consider how it performed in different sleeping positions, how it relieved pain and pressure, and how it might feel for couples sharing the bed. Let’s dive into those tests.
Testing the Allswell Mattress in Different Sleeping Positions
Different sleeping positions and weights require different amounts of support. Generally, light sleepers don’t need the same amount of support as heavy sleepers. Read on below to see how the Allswell mattress performs for sleepers of different weights.
Is the Allswell a Good Mattress for Light Sleepers (Under 130 lb)?
- Light Back Sleepers – Light back sleepers tend to feel mattresses a bit firmer than advertised, so I think this bed would be a good option for these folks — if they prefer a firmer touch. Although it may be a little firmer than these sleepers might normally aim for, the Allswell would provide adequate support with its polyfoam and pocketed coils, as well as a little bit of plush from the memory foam.
- Light Side Sleepers – This mattress may be a touch too firm for light side sleepers. Generally, these folks want sinkage at their shoulders and hips, and contouring at their pressure-prone joints, which they won’t get with this bed.
- Light Stomach Sleepers – Light stomach sleepers should do really well on this mattress. These sleepers need enough support to lift their hips and keep their spine in alignment, which the Allswell will be able to do!
Is the Allswell a Good Mattress for Average Weight Sleepers (130 – 250 lb)?
- Average Weight Back Sleepers – I think average weight back sleepers will find a lot to like with this mattress. The hybrid build should make these sleepers feel evenly distributed with a bit of contouring around their lower back.
- Average Weight Side Sleepers – I think the Allswell is too firm for these folks. Average weight side sleepers are often looking for some cushioning to release pressure, which they won’t get with the limited amount of memory foam seen here.
- Average Weight Stomach Sleepers – Average weight stomach sleepers should get everything they’re looking for with the Allswell. The most important thing for stomach sleepers to consider about a mattress is if it will allow sinkage at their hips or not; the Allswell’s hybrid build will keep these sleepers’ hips lifted, promoting good posture and a great night’s sleep.
Is the Allswell a Good Mattress for Heavy Sleepers (over 250 lb)?
- Heavy Back Sleepers – Heavy back sleepers should be alright on the Allswell. The few inches of polyfoam and memory foam combined should create a softer touch on top of the mattress’s support system of coils, allowing significant comfort and spinal support.
- Heavy Side Sleepers – Heavy side sleepers might actually experience the cushioning they are looking for due to their weight pressing into the memory foam and poly foam, whereas lighter weights could not. As long as these sleepers don’t land themselves on the pocketed coils, I think this is a good option for them.
- Heavy Stomach Sleepers – I recommend heavy stomach sleepers look for a mattress with a stronger innerspring build. This mattress is built firm, but may not be firm enough to keep these heavier folks’ hips in proper alignment.
Allswell Pain Relief Performance
Pressure/pain relief refers to how well a mattress alleviates tension at pressure points found at the hips, shoulders, and lower back. Instead of just telling you the bed’s pressure relief abilities, I like to run some specific tests to see how each mattress performs and actually show you.
To figure out how the Allswell relieves pain, I rolled out a pressure map on top of the model, and then lay in different positions. The device creates a colored map showing pressure, which ranges from blue to green in areas of low pressure to yellow and red in high-pressure areas.
Back Pain – Stretching out on my back, I felt pretty comfortable. The top foam layers worked to fill in the space at my lumbar region, which alleviated tension along my spine. The memory foam felt as though it was right below me and did just a little bit of cushioning to help alleviate any tender spots. Stomach sleepers will also get the same back pain relief as this firm build keeps sleepers under 250 lb hips nicely lifted. Overall, this mattress is a great back pain relieving option.
Shoulder Pain – 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 is about a 7 out of 10 in my opinion, I’m not too surprised by the discomfort I felt. Because of this I would recommend sleepers looking for shoulder pain relief opt for the Luxe Hybrid, which runs significantly softer for extra cushioning.
Hip Pain – Stomach sleepers with hip pain usually opt for firmer structures that keep their hips elevated in line with their shoulders. The Allswell did just what I wanted and kept my hips lifted — it is a great choice for stomach and back sleepers with hip pain. The same cannot be said for side sleepers with hip pain. Similar to how pressure was built up at my shoulders when lying on my side, I felt uncomfortable at my hips. This mattress is too firm to provide the sinkage that side sleepers, especially those with hip and shoulder pain, need.
Allswell Performance for Couples
When sharing the bed with a partner, you’ll want to keep a few more things in mind while shopping for a new mattress. Features you’ll want to consider include motion transfer, performance during sex, cooling, and edge support.
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 inches) to getting out of bed (8 inches) all the way to full on jumping (12 inches).
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. You can thank the individually wrapped coils for this motion absorption!
The Allswell’s bouncy, hybrid build makes it a great mattress for sex. The same coils that absorb movements also further responsiveness — killing two birds with one stone if you ask me! This means that the firm structure allows for ease of movement. However, this is not the quietest bed ever.
Hybrid mattresses are generally known for staying cool, since air can pass through the coils, and that is true for the Allswell. In addition, the firm structure beneath your body that keeps you on top of the mattress instead of in it results in less heat trapped around the body.
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.
What is the Allswell Mattress Made Of?
The Allswell is a 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 0.75 inches 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 inches 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 0.75 inches of high-density poly foam, included to give the pocketed coils something off of which to bounce and react.
Allswell Unboxing and Off-Gassing
The Allswell is a bed-in-a-box mattress, which means it will ship compressed, and will have to be unboxed at home. As with all bed-in-a-box mattresses, you’ll need to wait at least 24 hours for this bed to fully decompress.
As with many new mattresses, the Allswell will likely emit a smell when it is first unboxed — this is known as off-gassing. If you do detect an odor, I suggest unzipping the mattress cover and leaving it in a well-ventilated room for a few days while the smell completely dissipates.
Now that we’ve learned all there is to know about the Allswell mattress, I want to recap some of my favorite things about it and my complaints. Though I can’t tell you if the mattress is the right bed for you, I hope these final remarks will help you decide.
My favorite things about the Allswell mattress
First and foremost, I’d recommend the Allswell for anyone who wants some serious bounce from their mattress. I also found it easy to move around and change positions, thanks to the bounce of the poly foam comfort layer and pocketed coils. 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.
My Allswell mattress complaints
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.
How Much Does the Allswell Cost?
Of course, before you purchase a new mattress you’ll want to look at how much it costs — the Allswell won’t break your piggy bank, which is great news! Take a look at our up-to-date pricing chart below, and make sure to click on one of the coupons in this article for a nice discount.
Prices listed are before discount or offer for each size.
|Twin||39" x 75" x 10"||$265|
|Full||39" x 80" x 10"||$295|
|Full||54" x 75" x 10"||$345|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 10"||$375|
|King||76" x 80" x 10"||$465|
|California King||72" x 84" x 10"||$465|
Allswell Mattress Policies and FAQs
Does the Allswell have a mattress warranty?
Yes! Allswell offers a 10-year limited warranty.
Does the Allswell come with a sleep trial?
You bet it! The Allswell mattress comes with a 100-Night Risk-Free Trial!
How does the Allswell ship?
The Allswell ships free to the 48 contiguous United States! You can have the bed shipped compressed in a box right to your front door, or white glove delivery is available upon request!
Who makes the Allswell mattress?
Allswell is a relatively new mattress brand that was launched in the spring of 2018. The Allswell brand is managed by Bonobos which is owned by Walmart.
Does the Allswell mattress need a box spring?
Allswell mattresses can be used with a box spring, but it can also be used with a slatted platform. According to the manufacturer they recommend that slats be no more than 2 inches to 3 inches apart.
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?
Allswell vs Casper Essential
- 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.
- Check out my full Casper Essential mattress review for more.
Allswell vs 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 out of 10 on the firmness scale.
- You’ll also get some nice, buoyant support from the Tuft & Needle, though it doesn’t really compare to the tremendous bounce of the Allswell.
- Head to my full Tuft & Needle mattress review for more information.
Other Models from Allswell
Wondering what else the brand Allswell has to offer? Let’s see how the Allswell compares to the Luxe and the Allswell Supreme.
The Allswell vs The Luxe
- The Luxe is a softer mattress than the Allswell, and is targeted to be softer than the industry standard for medium-firm.
- The Luxe is 2 inches taller, and made up of advanced cooling gel swirl foam, which adds a plush touch.
- The Luxe is almost double the price of the Allswell.
- Check out my full Allswell Luxe Hybrid mattress review here.
The Allswell vs The Allswell Supreme
- Hence the name, the Allswell Supreme is basically a fancy version of the straightforward original Allswell.
- The height of the Allswell Supreme is 14 inches, making it quite a bit taller than the Allswell.
- The Supreme model features a Euro top, edge support with Reinforced Quantum Edge, Energex temperature regulating foam layer, and functional handles.
- Head over to my full Allswell Supreme mattress review if you’re hungry for more!
Take a look at how the Allswell performed on my star rating chart below!
The Allswell Mattress
- Edge Support