What every best Mattresses has:
- Adequate spinal support.
- Motion isolation.
- Freedom of movement.
Good ratings for support across a range of weights/heights. Consumer Reports tests the Sleep On Latex Pure Green Firm (9-inch thick, queen-sized) mattress and makes one of 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 Sleep Like the Dead, based on its analysis of user feedback. However, this is based upon far fewer reviews (just 31) than for most other types of mattresses -- although it's a typical sample size for latex mattresses. Wirecutter added the Sleep On Latex Pure Green mattress to its picks for their latest update, as an "Also Great" foam mattress, saying, "The latex Pure Green feels different from the other mattresses we recommend. It's springier, it provides more pressure-point relief, and it sleeps slightly cooler."
Owners are happy with their Sleep On Latex mattresses too, although, as is common, there are fewer reviews than for other types of mattresses. Still, in about 20 reviews at Amazon, the firm, queen-sized mattress earns 4.3 stars out of 5, while the soft queen earns 4.3 stars in 16 reviews. Most quibbles were about perceived firmness/softness, with some saying that it wasn't firm enough (for the firm) or soft enough (for the soft). As every mattress reviewer knows, these types of comparisons are highly subjective, so we don't really downgrade the mattress for that. There are also a number of reviews at Sleep On Latex's site. While they aren't managed by a third party, a close look shows that even negative reviews are left intact, so we learn toward their legitimacy. Most say the mattress is extremely comfortable; although, again, most complaints relate to the perceived firmness or softness of the mattress. 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 Sleep Like the Dead, as do some other latex mattresses (such as those from Ikea). Wirecutter notes that the Pure Green mattress "comes at a better price" than other latex mattress. Our evaluation shows that, 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. Twins start at $575 for the soft, 7-inch thick mattress, and top out at $1,395 for the 9-inch thick, firm California king. Shipping is free.
Not much feedback on real-world use. Consumer Reports 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. Sleep Like the Dead 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.