For this review, we’ll be taking a look at the WinkBeds EcoCloud, an eco-friendly mattress built with all-natural latex and pocketed coils. Firm, bouncy, and supportive, this mattress could be a great fit for green sleepers looking for a little lift and mobility.
Operative word here being “could.” I won’t know for sure if this bed is comfortable until I hop aboard and test it out myself. Then, I’ll share my findings with you, so you can figure out whether or not it’s the organic mattress of your dreams.
Continue reading for my full WinkBeds EcoCloud mattress review! Short on time? Skip on over to my review summary.
Launched in 2014 to create high-quality mattresses using green materials, WinkBeds has since become one of the most well-known brands in the online bedding space. After perfecting its original mattress, the brand moved onto the WinkBeds Plus, and has now unleashed the EcoCloud to the world. For more on the brand’s history, take a peek at our interview with WinkBeds founder Dan Adler.
We won’t be going deep on all of WinkBeds’ products in this review, but we will take a moment later on to compare the EcoCloud to two of its mattress siblings: the Original WinkBed and the WinkBed GravityLux. But before we do any of that, we’ve gotta figure out what’s going on in the EcoCloud!
What is the EcoCloud Made of?
The WinkBeds EcoCloud mattress is built with just two layers: one of talalay latex and the other of pocketed coils. This straightforward design should create a lively structure, one that’ll keep the sleeper positioned squarely on top of the bed.
To learn more, let’s dive into these layers!
Cover – The EcoCloud cover is made of organic cotton, so has a soft and cozy feel to it.
Comfort – Below the organic cotton, you’ll find a comfort layer of talalay latex. This material has a quick response to pressure, so should greet the sleeper with some immediate bounce. Latex is also fantastic at cooling, working to dissipate body heat throughout the structure. Though you’re not likely to sink too far into latex (unlike its material rival, memory foam), you should feel some nice comfort at the shoulders and hips as you settle into the structure.
Support – The bulk of the mattress is made up of this pocketed coil support system, which doubles down on the bounce of the latex layer for some pretty powerful lift. This vibe could work for a wide range of sleepers, but is perhaps best suited for combo sleepers who need to be able to move around and change positions with ease.
Thoughts: The word of the day is bounce, as that’s the main characteristic these layers are designed to produce. Therefore, anyone looking for a little lift, especially combo sleepers, could find a lot to love in this bed.
Want an organic bed? Check out my top all-natural mattress picks!
How does the EcoCloud Feel?
Construction specs aside, let’s get down to how this mattress feels, starting with firmness.
As with any feel factor, firmness is a subject measure, and can change a lot depending on one’s body shape, size, and weight. To mitigate any personal bias, I decided to test out this WinkBeds mattress alongside my coworkers — the score you see below is the average of all our personal firmness ratings!
We were all pretty much in agreement about the firmness of the WinkBeds EcoCloud, landing on an average rating of 6.5, which happens to sync up perfectly with the industry standard for medium firmness.
I personally gave the bed a 6.5 as I found its construction struck a nice balance between pressure relief and support. Though the pocketed coil system dominates the vibe of the mattress, the top layer of latex offered me more comfort than I was expecting. However, the big “feel takeaway” is one of bounce and mobility, which means this bed could be a real winner for combo sleepers or other folks who need to change positions in the night.
Testing the WinkBeds EcoCloud Mattress
While I could keep describing my experience with the EcoCloud to you in words, I think it’s a much better idea to show you what I’m talking about. That being said, I’m going to walk you through a few of my favorite tests for assessing a bed’s Pressure Relief and Motion Transfer.
When I think of a bed’s pressure relief, I’m thinking about its capacity for alleviating tension at sensitive spots like the shoulders, hips, and lower back. To determine how well — or not well! — a mattress is able to do this, I utilize a pressure map.
Basically, I roll this baby out, lay on top of it, and let the gadget do the rest! As I move around the bed, the map records the force my body’s exerting in real time, creating a colored pressure map. Blue indicates areas of low pressure where red indicates areas of high pressure.
Back – Stretching out on my back, I felt as though my weight was evenly distributed across the structure. I could feel the latex foam filling in the space at my lumbar region for some nice pressure relief, but I didn’t sink too far into the structure. Rather, the bounce of the latex and pocketed coils kept me positioned squarely on top of the bed.
Side – Turning onto my side, I continued to feel pretty comfortable, though the lack of body contouring did cause some tension in my shoulders and hips. I wouldn’t recommend staying in this position for too long, but if you’re switching between your side and another position throughout the night, you should be okay.
Stomach – While I didn’t notice the formation of any pressure on my stomach, I did feel some slight discomfort in my lower back. Though the pocketed coils did a fairly good job of lifting my hips in line with my shoulders, the gentle top layer of foam did take my spine slightly out of alignment. Strict stomach sleepers will likely want to look for a firmer mattress.
For my next test, I’m going to take a look at the EcoCloud’s motion transfer, or the amount of movement detectable from one side of the bed to the other. This section will be especially important for those of you who share your bed with a partner, as it’ll clue you into the disturbances you’re likely to feel as they toss and turn in the night.
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.
These are pretty bad motion transfer results, and tell me you’re likely to be disturbed by your bed mate’s movements in the night. This isn’t that surprising considering how bouncy the mattress is, but could be something to keep in mind if you share your bed with a restless sleeper.
Now that we’ve got a pretty solid sense of the EcoCloud, let’s size it up against a few other WinkBeds models: the Original WinkBed and the GravityLux.
- The WinkBed is also a hybrid mattress, but has a sturdier innerspring feel than the EcoCloud does. See our top picks for the best hybrid mattress to see where WinkBed ranks!
- It also comes in three different firmness options (as well as a plus version for heavier folks).
- The medium firm WinkBed is a good choice for combo sleepers, as its high mobility makes it easy to change positions.
- Pricewise, it’s starting cost of $1,049 is less expensive than the EcoCloud’s $1,299 starting price.
- For more, check out my full WinkBed review.
- The GravityLux is an all-foam bed-in-a-box featuring a thick 5” inch top layer of memory foam for pressure relief.
- It’s got a soft feel, full of deep body-contouring and sinkage.
- In spite of all the memory foam, the mattress also sleeps quite cool, thanks to its gel infuses and breathable Tencel cover.
- Starting at $1,099, the GravityLux is less expensive than the EcoCloud.
- Learn more in my full GravityLux review
We’ve gone over its construction, chatted about its feel, and compared it to some of its mattress siblings, but now it’s time to decide: Is the WinkBed EcoCloud right for you? I can’t say for sure, but I can leave you with a few pros and cons to help you make the decision on your own.
- I like that the bed is made of eco-friendly materials, from the organic cotton in its cover to the all-natural latex comfort layer.
- The bed is also super bouncy, which brings some nice lift to the structure.
- All in all, I think this bounce could make it a great fit for combo sleepers who need to move around and change positions in the night.
- Given its buoyancy, the EcoCloud didn’t get great marks on my motion transfer test, so may not be the best fit for restless sleepers or couples.
- Additionally, it doesn’t have a very plush feel, which could be a dealbreaker for those in search of gentle pressure relief.
- Trial: 120 Nights
- Shipping: Free & Compressed
- Warranty: Lifetime + 50% off anytime replacement
How Much Does the WinkBeds EcoCloud Cost?
I’ve listed the full pricing information for the WinkBed EcoCloud below but you can save on your purchase by using the Sleepopolis WinkBed coupon code!
|Twin||38” x 75” x 13”||78 lbs||$1,299|
|Twin XL||38” x 80” x 13”||81 lbs||$1,399|
|Full||54” x 75” x 13”||100 lbs||$1,499|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 13"||117 lbs||$1,799|
|King||76” x 80” x 13”||135 lbs||$2,199|
|California King||72” x 84” x 13”||125 lbs||$2,199|
What is the WinkBeds EcoCloud mattress made of?
The WinkBeds EcoCloud mattress is made of two main layers. The first layer is made of talalay latex, while the second layer is made of pocketed coil support system.
Is there a sleep trial offered on the WinkBeds EcoCloud mattress?
Yes! The WinkBeds EcoCloud mattress comes with a 120-night sleep trial for consumers.
What is the cover of the WinkBeds EcoCloud mattress made of?
The WinkBeds EcoCloud mattress cover is made of organic cotton. This gives it a soft and cozy feel.
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