Airweave Mattress Review
Who is the Airweave mattress for?
- Anyone to try out a new type of mattress- The Airweave’s layering system is a one-of-a-kind design concept that doesn’t feel like memory foam, hybrid foam, or any of the latex foams we’ve tried. Curious consumers should definitely give this a try.
- Sleepers looking for some form of temperature regulation – The fibred material used in this mattress’ layering system has plenty of space for airflow. This means that this mattress won’t heat up as some foam models do. Warmer sleepers will find this very appealing.
- Most stomach and back sleepers – The type of firmness this mattress offers should be particularly beneficial for sleepers who like to rest flat on their back or stomach with little resistance.
- Anyone looking for a bed cover you can wash – And it’s not just cover that is machine washable. You can remove slabs of the foam layering from the Airweave mattress itself and wash them too. This is a very interesting idea and will definitely help keep your bed extra clean and fresh over time.
- Sleepers who are looking for a mattress that will last long – The material used in the Airweave’s layering design retains little to no moisture, which is the leading cause of mattress wear and tear. This means the Airweave is likely to last longer than most foam mattresses in its price bracket.
Who won’t love the Airweave mattress?
- Side sleepers that require extra pressure relief – Both the Airweave and the Airweave Advanced give back and stomach sleepers just the right amount of support for comfortable rest. Side sleepers however may find that this mattress lacks a bit in contour support.
- Anyone who enjoys or prefers the feel of memory foams – Traditional memory foam allows sleepers to feel like they are sinking into the mattress surface and is slow responding. The Airweave mattress has a fast response time and users feel more like they are sleeping on the mattress surface, as opposed to sinking into its layering.
Airweave company policy
Shipping: Delivery of your Airweave mattress comes free with purchase. The mattress is delivered to your door via ground courier services. There is a white-glove service option to customers upon request. This service comes at an extra cost to you.
Old mattress removal: Airweave does not offer consumers any old mattress removal service. If you are looking to get rid of your mattress, try and make use of a city collection service or donation program.
Payment accepted, financing: There are financing options available for users through the Klara platform on the Airweave shop portal.
Returns and refund: Unsatisfied customers can return their mattress and receive a full refund after 30 nights of their sleep trial period.
Sleep trial period: Airweave offers its users 100 nights to try out their mattresses. This is more or less the normal industry standard.
Packaging and unpacking: Your Airweave mattress will come shipped to you in a few boxes. The mattress is fairly easy to unpack and install and should take less than a day to fully expand.
Smell (off-gassing), harmful chemicals: The polyurethane used in the Airweave’s layering system is made using recycled plastic. It also contains no harmful chemicals and is virtually odorless even after unboxing.
Where are the mattresses made? All Airweave products are manufactured in Japan but are shipped throughout all US States.
Airweave measurements and pricing
- Airweave Advanced
39.4″ × 74.8″
39.4″ × 79.9″
53.1″ × 74.8″
59.8″ × 79.9″
76″ × 79.9″
71.7″ × 83.9″
39.4″ × 74.8″
39.4″ × 79.9″
53.1″ × 74.8″
59.8″ × 79.9″
76″ × 79.9″
71.7″ × 83.9″
Airweave mattress performance
We can’t really compare the Airweave to any other mattress on the market today. It definitely has some similarities in firmness and feels that more conventional designs exhibit. But the character in the Airweave’s comfort is truly unique, as is its design. There are some users who may find this mattress to be a drastic change from what they’re used to, but it may be for the better. The Airweave is available in two models to consumers, the Airweave, and the Airweave Advanced.
Construction layers and materials used
As mentioned before, the design concept of the Airwave mattress is quite different from other competitors in its price range. The major point of interest in this mattress is the material used in the comfort and support layer. It’s not like anything we’ve encountered in any previous mattress design. In our next section, we will break down the construction of this mattress layer by layer to help you understand just how it functions.
The cover of this mattress is made from a light polyester material that is very breathable. This cover is also removable and can be cleaned in a washing machine. A lot of mattress covers are removable but less are machine washable and this is a big plus for this mattress. This is followed by a thin layer of cushioning that serves as a transitional layer between the cover and the main comfort layer. The comfort layering is made up of a series of densely woven polyethylene strands which they call Airfibers. These fibers created a very spongy, reactive layer that serves as both the comfort layer and the support base of this mattress. This layer is divided into 3 slabs which can be rinsed off or hand washed for consistent cleanliness.
The Airweave Advanced is very similar to the standard Airweave at first glance. It is, however, a firmer modular version of the standard mattress’ design. The Advanced model carries the same layering sequence as the standard Airweave, but its 3 Airfiber slabs come in different levels of firmness. The firmness of the mattress will vary depending on the configuration you choose for these slabs. Airweave even offers users a handy app that they can use to determine which setting best suits their weight and sleeping habits. The mattress comes with a thin pillow top layer, as well as a cover that is completely removable and machine washable. This model is also taller than the standard Airweave at 11’’ in total height.
We’ve laid out his table below to give you a basic understanding of how the Airweave and Airweave Advanced have been designed and constructed.
- Airweave Advanced
- Removable Polyester
- Pillowtop Transitional Layer
- 8½" Airfiber (Polyethylene) Comfort + Support
- High-Density Cotton/PolyBase
- Removable Polyester
- Pillowtop Transitional Layer
- 10½" Airfiber (Polyethylene) Comfort + Support
- High-Density Cotton/PolyBase
Airweave mattress firmness
The standard Airweave mattress is on offer to customers in just one firmness setting. We feel like this mattress is just a bit firmer than a neutral on our personal charts. While it is very responsive, the surface is not very forgiving on the natural contours of the body. More petite sleepers may struggle to find the right kind of frame support on this mattress. They may want to opt for the Airweave Advanced in its softest firmness of 3 firmness settings.
The Advanced model’s Airfiber slabs have differing degrees of firmness. Users can try out different firmness options by flipping the slabs over or changing their configuration. Each slab is marked with their relative firmness on either side, so changing firmness won’t get too confusing. The softest setting on this bed still sits at a medium on our firmness charts. The firmest setting has much more rigidity and is the firmest option for sleepers out of this entire range. This setting is a great fit for heavyweight back or stomach sleepers above the 22lbs weight mark.
We’ve laid out this table below to show you how each Airweave mattress and setting compare to each other in firmness. These are our own relative charts and should only be used as a simple guideline.
MATTRESS FIRMNESS SCALE
|Soft||Medium Soft||Medium||Medium Firm||Firm|
Sleep position, pressure relief and body type
There are a handful of common sleeping habits and sleeper types that we use to help define who a mattress will best suit. The way a mattress feels will vary depending on factors such as your weight, height, or primary sleeping position. These types of elements will decide what kind of pressure relief you require for your best possible sleep. We’ve categorized some of the major sleeper types below to help you understand which ones will benefit from the Airweave mattress range.
The majority of back sleepers need a mattress that will let them lay as flat out as possible with no resistance. Without the right support, these sleepers usually experience an uncomfortable dip in their hip area, which causes strain on the lower back. Both the Airweave and the Airweave Advanced offer enough support to back sleepers above 150lbs. Some sleepers between 150-200lbs may find even the softest firmness in the Advanced mattress might be just a bit too hard for their bodies
Side sleepers usually disperse varying pressure at different points on their body. They generate the most pressure around their shoulder, sides, hips, and knee area. Because of their more complex pressure needs, these sleepers usually need a mattress that conforms to their body’s natural curves. We couldn’t really find a firmness setting on the Airweave Advanced that would suit side sleepers. The softest firmness setting might be comfortable for heavier side sleepers who have less trouble sinking into the mattress. The standard Airweave model is also too firm for most side sleepers to enjoy a solid night’s rest.
Just like back sleepers, these sleepers types need a mattress that allows them to lay down flat, with little resistance. Even though their sleeping position is flipped over, gravity still creates pressure around the hips and any sinkage here will cause discomfort. Again, the Airweave is very well suited to these types of sleepers and provides them with the right kind of frame support to sleep comfortably. We do think that smaller sleepers below 150lbs may find these mattresses too rigid for their sleeping requirements.
This mattress is a really good option for some combination sleepers, but not quite all of them. These sleeper types generally require a responsive mattress that doesn’t hinder their movements during sleep. These mattresses have the right kind of fast response time to allow them to smoothly change their sleeping positions. Combination sleepers that favor their sides may still find that the Airweave and Airweave Advanced don’t quite give them the right kind of contour support for a perfect night’s rest. While they may feel rested, their sleep might never feel complete or consistent. This will be especially prominent in combo sleepers under 150lbs.
Heavier and larger sleeper types need a mattress design that can support their large frames and greater pressure needs. The Airweave Advanced is very sturdy when set to its firmest setting. This firmness level is great for heavier sleepers above 220lbs as it is both surprisingly strong and very tensile. The hybrid Airfiber layering seems delicate when examined up close, but its density does well to support the hefty pressure created by larger sleeper types. Heavier sleepers that favor their backs or stomach should especially enjoy the type of support that the Airweave mattresses offer.
Even though the Airweave Advanced has a firmness setting that they classify as plush, we can’t personally foresee it being the best possible rest for smaller sleepers. The overall firmness in both of these mattresses is simply not forgiving enough on the frames of petite sleepers. Because these sleepers create little to no pressure, they need a mattress that is both soft as well as contouring against their figure. The Airweave mattresses offer neither of these attributes for sleepers under 150bs, who will most likely have to opt for another mattress for good sleep.
Airweave edge support
Edge support is a deceivingly important factor for consumers to consider when selecting the right mattress. Couples especially need a mattress with strong sides, as they are likely to take up more space on their mattress than single sleeper types. Both Airweave mattresses have a surprising amount of support along their edges. We thought that these mattresses would be easy to compress as they are made up of just one layer in its layering system. The Airfiber slabs are very resilient, and we experienced only minor sag in these mattresses when sitting along the edges. This kind of strong edge support is also great for those who may need extra support for getting and out of bed, such as the elderly.
Airweave mattress temperature regulation
This is one of the areas that really show off this mattress’s abilities. Even though the Airfiber slabs used in the comfort layering are dense and firm, their woven design allows for impressive airflow. This means that the heat that you generate from your body won’t become trapped in the layering of the mattress and leaves you less likely to overheat. These mattresses do not have any active cooling elements in their design, but we don’t actually feel as though they require any.
Sleepers who are likely to overheat during sleep should be able to sleep fine on these mattresses, as their ventilation is highly efficient, even in more extreme conditions. Both of these mattresses have identical temperature regulating properties and feel the same in overall temperature. We place them at a simple medium on our personal temperature scale. Almost all sleepers should find the temperature of this mattress pleasant and comfortable.
MATTRESS TEMPERATURE SCALE
|Cool||Medium Cool||Medium||Medium Warm||Warm|
Motion isolation and noise
If you are a sensitive sleeper that wakes easily, motion isolation should be a high priority when buying a mattress. The Airweave mattresses are very reactive and springy, so one would assume they wouldn’t be the sturdiest mattress for light sleepers. The character of the comfort layer has the absorbent nature of memory foam but has a much faster response time (Much like latex foam).
This is actually the perfect combination for motion isolation and these mattresses hold their own under shifting pressure, even against heavier body types. Because this mattress does not have any springs or coils in their layering system they are also virtually noiseless when you get in and out of bed or change positions. If you are part of a couple where one of you is restless during sleep cycles, these mattresses are a really smart choice to try out.
Is Airweave suitable for couples and sex?
Couples can really benefit from the type of support and comfort that the Airweave mattresses have to offer. We just covered these mattresses’ reliable levels of motion isolation and noise control. One of the trickiest things for couples sharing a bed is that they can disturb each other during sleep by changing positions or getting out of bed. The Airweave mattress quickly diffuses any vibrations caused by these types of movements, and with very little noise. This makes it a wonderful bed for sharing couples.
The bed is also very bouncy and responsive, which makes it an ideal choice for couples who enjoy consistent and healthy sex life. A bed that lacks bounce can create uncomfortable resistance during sex, but the Airweave is very reactive and supportive, even to larger couples. These mattresses both have really good edge support, so sharing couples will be able to make use of the entire surface of the bed without feeling any drastic changes in firmness.
Durability and longevity
Japanese craftsmanship has a fierce reputation for its incredible accuracy and longevity. The Airweave mattress does not stray from this tradition, and we feel like this company has gone all out to make sure your mattress lasts much longer than its competitors. The largest difference between these mattresses and others is that you can clean and maintain every component in the layering system yourself.
The Airfiber slabs that are used in the comfort and support layers can be taken out of the mattress and hand washed. We have yet to find another mattress that lets you maintain the actual layering system in its entirety. Because these slabs don’t retain heat or moisture, they should last a lot longer than something like memory foam. Airweave offers users a 10 year- warranty with the purchase of their mattress, but we feel that with constant upkeep, your mattress could last beyond this timespan.
Airweave have a wide range of sleeping accessories on offer through their website, but sadly no bed bases. We would really like to have seen what they could innovate to use in conjunction with their mattresses. Airweave also recommends using their mattresses with a solid platform base in order to get the most out of their performance and durability. Because the Airweave mattresses use separate slabs in the layering system, they are not ideal for adjustable bases.
You can place these mattresses on a slatted frame, but if the slats are too far apart it will most likely cause the mattress to wear down much quiver over time. You will also forfeit the warranty if using the mattress on a metal frame, as this type of base causes major damage to the main comfort layer. Have a look at our table below for a quick guide on what base works best with the Airweave mattresses.
COMPATIBLE WITH THESE BED BASES
* if Divan has slats and is not spring-based.
* if purchased with a mattress foundation.
Airweave mattress complaints
- The Airweave Advanced model has a really impressive range of firmness levels on offer to users. We just wish that Airweave would have offered users a softer setting for smaller or petite sleepers to make use of.
- We think that the mattress could have come with a small support base to help keep the Airfiber slabs from shifting around inside the mattress cover. These movements are only minor but can sometimes lead to the mattress settling into an awkward positioning.
Our final verdict: Do we recommend the Airweave mattress brand?
- The Airweave mattresses are by far some of the most interesting and innovative designs that we have come across. We really admire their ingenuity and their forward-thinking design concept.
- The Airfiber layering used in the comfort and support base may someday become a strong competitor against the likes of latex or hybrid foam mattresses.
- We really like the modular nature of the Advanced mattress series. Giving users multiple firmness options in one mattress is always a bonus, especially if users are not entirely set on their preferred firmness.
- This mattress can be cleaned, inside out. Literally. Not only is the outer cover removable, but it’s also machine washable too. The Airfiber slabs used in the layering system can be taken out of the mattress and washed separately without any damage. This seriously adds to the overall quality of your mattress over time. Thanks for taking the time out to read our Airweave mattress review. Until next time, rest easy!.
Yes. We think most back and stomach sleepers above 150lbs should enjoy the comfort that the Airweave has to offer.
Airweave mattresses are manufactured in Japan.
No. Even though the comfort Airfiber used in the layering is highly synthetic, they are made using non-toxic chemicals or materials.
Yes. These mattresses are a bit more pricey than most commercial mattresses today, but we think that their performance and design provide very good value for money.