What every best Mattresses has:
- Adequate spinal support.
- Motion isolation.
- Freedom of movement.
Good ratings for support across a range of weights/heights. ConsumerReports.org tests the Sleep On Latex Pure Green Firm (9-inch thick, queen-sized) mattress and makes it their top pick in the foam mattress category. It earns ratings of Excellent for support for petite, average and large/tall back sleepers; Very Good ratings for petite, average and large/tall side sleepers, as well as for stabilization, which is a measure of motion transfer, an important aspect of undisturbed sleep. The Sleep On Latex mattresses earn an overall satisfaction rating of 80 percent at SleepLiketheDead.com, based on its analysis of user feedback. However, this is based upon far fewer reviews (just 30) than for most other types of mattresses -- although it's a typical sample size for latex mattresses. At Sleepopolis.com, where Derek Hales tests the Sleep On Latex 9-inch mattress with a medium firmness, he found that he "sunk" too much into the mattress, hitting the support wall and creating uncomfortable pressure points when sleeping on his side; sleeping on his back or stomach was much more comfortable. If you're a side sleeper, he would recommend a softer version of the mattress, he says, because it has a thicker top layer. He also noted that the mattress he tested was very breathable, so he didn't heat up during sleep.
The only significant number of user reviews we spotted were at Sleep On Latex's website and are highly positive and are not managed by a third party. However, a close look at the reviews shows that even negative reviews are left intact, so we learn toward their legitimacy. Most say the mattress is extremely comfortable; although there are those who felt the one they chose was either too hard or too soft. However, the mattresses come with a 100-day return policy and the company is very responsive to customer dissatisfaction, based upon the owner reviews we evaluated.
Cost at the lower end for quality latex mattresses. The latex mattresses from Sleep On Latex do not fall into the "low-priced mattresses" category at SleepLiketheDead.com, as do some other latex mattresses (such as those from Ikea). However, for a higher-end mattress made from natural Dunlop latex and an organic wool/cotton blend for the top layer, the prices for the Sleep On Latex mattresses are at the lower end of the spectrum. Hales calls these mattresses, "surprisingly budget-friendly." Twins start at $650 for the soft, 7-inch mattress, and top out at $1,700 for the 9-inch, firm California king. Shipping is free.
Not much feedback on real-world use. ConsumerReports.org tests durability by simulating eight years of use; and awards the firm, queen-sized, 9-inch think Sleep On Latex Pure Green an Excellent in that category. SleepLiketheDead.com doesn't estimate the average lifetime of specific latex mattresses, however, they do say, "All-latex mattresses tend to perform above average in regard to lifespan." Since Sleep On Latex has only been around since 2013, there is no way to evaluate long-term durability in real-world use at this time. However, the Sleep On Latex mattresses are covered by a 10-year warranty, and, as we noted, the company is responsive to customer complaints. The cover is removable and washable.
Nearly 1,275 consumer experiences are factored into the review of all latex mattresses, including those manufactured by Sleep On Latex. Their mattresses earn an owner satisfaction rating of 80 percent after about 30 reviews, typical for all other latex mattresses, but higher, in general than other types of mattresses.
The Sleep On Latex Pure Green mattress topper is number one on this list of four top latex mattress toppers, with an owner satisfaction rating of 90 percent based on the input of more than 590 owners. There is no in-depth review, however.
In tests of more than 40 foam mattresses (all types of foam are included in the category), the Sleep On Latex Firm, nine-inch, queen-sized is the number one choice. Editors consider support for side and back sleepers, firmness claims, stabilization and durability.
Derek Hales makes the Sleep On Latex Pure Green mattress topper his number two pick here, with an overall rating of A. In his testing of the 2-inch version, he finds that it adds softness to any mattress, without the "hug" of memory foam. Although he says he sunk almost immediately through the foam, he also says that contributed to an allover feeling of support, with good response times when he moved.
Mattress reviewer Derek Hales tests the medium-firm, nine-inch Sleep On Latex mattress. Overall, he gives it a 4.5 out of 5, saying it, "offers a surprising value for a latex mattress." He notes that it's great for motion transfer, but not as bouncy for intimacy as he'd like.
The various sizes of the Sleep On Latex Pure Green mattress topper earn an overall rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 in more than 400 reviews. Owners say it's very comfortable and has made their bed much more comfortable. Some say it has helped to relieve back or joint pain. A few say it's too firm.
Normally we do not take into account reviews posted on the manufacturers website, especially if they're highly positive and not regulated by a third-party review manager. However, in this case, it's clear that negative reviews are allowed to stand; the owner of the company also proactively reaches out to the unhappy customers offering to make things right. Across the entire mattress line, Pure Green mattresses earn about 4.4 stars out of 5 in nearly 550 reviews.