Latex for Less Mattress Review
Who is the Latex for Less mattress for?
- Sleepers who enjoy a mattress with bounce/spring – Latex for Less mattresses have a quick response to pressure and are more reactive than more traditional mattress types, such as memory foam.
- Anyone who is in search of an eco-friendly mattress – These mattresses are made almost entirely from organic textiles and manufacturing methods. These types of builds are becoming increasingly popular over time and definitely have their advantages.
- Anyone who enjoys or prefers latex foam – There are two types of latex used in this mattress design – Talalay and Dunlop – and both are pretty efficient at providing some form of pressure relief and temperature regulation.
- Anyone who is interested in a reversible mattress – This specific design incorporates two varying levels of firmness that you change by flipping the mattress over. This is great for someone who is unsure which firmness works best for their needs.
- Sleepers needing some form of mild temperature regulation – The latex used in the construction of this mattress has no active cooling elements, but it will keep the overall temperature of the mattress quite neutral and comfortable for most sleeper types.
- Couples with restless sleeping partners – Aside from its ability to regulate temperature, the Latex for Less also isolates noise and motion pretty smoothly. This makes it a great option for couples where one or both sleepers are prone to lots of movement during sleep.
Who won’t love the Latex for Less mattress?
- Anyone looking for a traditional memory foam feel – Many people have become accustomed to the type of comfort and support that memory foam provides. Latex foam has much for lift and response than memory foam and this change in feel might be too drastic for some sleepers.
- Lighter or more petite sleepers – This mattress does have some pretty impressive pressure relief performance, but it’s firmness levels might be a bit too hard for anyone who is under around the 150lbs weight mark. These sleepers may struggle a bit trying to settle their contours into the mattress surface.
Latex for Less company policy
Shipping: Delivery of your mattress is free with your purchase, and your mattress will be shipped in a box via ground courier services. There is a white glove delivery option, which costs around $299.
Old mattress removal: There is an old mattress removal option with Latex For Less white glove delivery package, totaling at about $399 in service costs.
Payment accepted, financing: There aren’t any financing options available through Latex for Less’s online store. They do, however, accept most major credit cards for purchase.
Returns and refund: Latex for Less offer their consumers a full return if they are not happy with their purchase. The return shipping also comes at no extra cost to you.
Sleep trial period: Every latex for Less mattress comes with a 120-night sleep trial period. This is around the usual industry length.
Warranties: Latex For Less mattresses come with a generous 20-year warranty. This is twice the general industry standard.
Packaging and unpacking: Latex for Less mattresses are delivered to you compressed in a box. Unboxing is relatively simple, but installation will require more than one person as these mattresses are quite hefty.
Smell (off-gassing), harmful chemicals: Thankfully Latex for Less mattresses are made with highly organic textiles. Because of this, there should be little to no off-gassing when unboxing your mattress.
Where are the mattresses made? Latex for Less mattresses are made in the United States of America.
Latex for Less measurements and pricing
38″ × 75″
38″ × 80″
54″ × 75″
60″ × 80″
76″ × 80″
72″ × 84″
60″ × 80″
76″ × 80″
SPLIT CAL KING
72″ × 84″
Latex for Less mattress performance
This mattress has a very distinct overall characteristic and feel. Sleepers that are suited to this mattress should be pretty happy with the level of quality that they get with this mattress’ very accessible price tag. That being said, it’s certainly not for everybody. Latex foam in itself is still a relatively young concept in the mattress world, and designers have yet to create such a mattress that suits a broad range of sleeping needs.
Construction layers and materials used
The Latex for Less mattress design is a pretty unique one as far as layering is concerned. There are a handful of popular reversible mattresses on the market, with two or more firmness options in a single unit. But the Latex for less uses two different types of latex in its layering system for each respective firmness option (Talalay and Dunlop). There is a reason for this, and we will cover that in just a bit. Eco-conscious buyers will be quite pleased with the textiles used in the Latex for Less’s layering system as it is composed almost entirely from all-natural materials.
Below is a simple guide to understanding how the Latex for Less mattress is constructed. The Latex for Less is available in 7’’ and 9’’ options, and we’ve broken down each layer of one of the 9’’ models below.
- Organic Cotton Cover – Because the Latex mattress is reversible, the cotton cover is found on both sides of the mattress. The clever on this mattress is very soft to the touch and is quilted with wool that is organically harvested. Organic cotton covers tend to have distinct off-white coloring and this should not alarm users. This is largely due to the use of natural bleaches and dyes and is great for anyone with skin that is sensitive to harsh soaps or chemicals.
- Talalay Latex Layer – This layer will serve as the comfort layer if you choose to have your mattress at a medium firmness setting. The Talalay latex has an airy bounciness to it and has a pretty quick response time to applied pressure. This layer is just 2’’ thick but is pretty well supported by the succeeding Dunlop Latex layer underneath it. Latex is known for its great temperature regulation and this layer feels pretty temperature neutral, even after long periods of rest.
- Dunlop Latex Layer – There are subtle differences between Talalay and Dunlop Latex. Most retailers vastly exaggerate these depending on their bias. Latex for Less chose to use the best of both worlds in their layering design. Dunlop latex is slightly denser and less airy than Talalay latex, and at 6’ thick, this layer has a distinctly firmer, but bouncier feel compared to the Talalay Latex. When you flip your mattress to its firmest setting, this layer serves as your comfort layer. This layer also gives the mattress most of its overall height profile and is naturally the thickest layer in the Latex for Less’ design.
- 0.5" Quilted Cotton Cover/Base
- 2" Dunlop Latex Comfort Layer
- 6" Talalay Dunlop Latex Support Base
- 0.5" Quilted Cotton Cover/Base
Latex of Less mattress firmness
As mentioned above, there are two firmness options that come with just one Latex for Less mattress. You switch firmness levels by flipping the mattress over from one side to the other. This mattress is deceivingly heavy, so we recommend finding out which setting works best for you and then leaving it there, as opposed to switching it around every now and then. In its medium setting, we rate it at around a 5-6/10 on our personal firmness charts. There is definitely a bit more bounce in the firmest setting, and we put it at around an 8/10 on the same charts. These firmness levels generally suit medium to heavyweight sleeping types. Lightweight sleepers below the 150lbs weight mark may find this mattress too firm overall and will probably need to find something that is slightly more forgiving on their smaller frames.
Below is a simple chart we’ve designed to help you understand how each Latex For Less mattress weighs up against the other in firmness levels. These are our own relative scales and experiences may differ from user to user.
MATTRESS FIRMNESS SCALE
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Sleep position, pressure relief and body type
Our population has quite a complex array of sleeping habits and sleeping types. Your sleeping requirements will depend on a variety of factors such as your body mass index, the number of sleepers in the bed, as well as preferred sleeping position/s during rest periods. Your sleeping habits will also determine your pressure relief needs and should play a fairly large role in your decision making when buying a mattress. The Latex for Less only caters to a pretty specific group of sleeper types. Below we have laid out a list of the more common sleeper types to help you get a better understanding of who this mattress suits best.
The majority of back sleepers need most of their pressure relief around their hips and lower back area. When laying in this position, they need to have as little sink in their pelvic region as possible. The Latex for Less holds the frames of middle to heavyweight back sleepers quite nicely in both the medium and firm settings respectively. We do feel some back sleepers may still prefer the sinking feeling of memory foam, but that is entirely down to taste and personal choice.
We usually recommend mattresses that are more responsive or bouncier for side sleepers. This is due to their generally being more contour support in hybrid or latex foams than in memory foams, especially if the bed is too firm. However, we think that only heavier side sleepers will enjoy the feeling of this particular mattress. It feels just a bit too rigid against the natural curves of light through to middleweight sleepers.
Ironically, stomach sleepers have a nearly identical set of sleeping needs to back sleepers. Stomach sleepers require a mattress that helps them be as flat as possible when resting. If there is too much sag in the middle third of their mattress it will cause some pretty serious back strain and discomfort. We recommend that stomach sleepers above the 150lbs weight mark give the Latex for Less a try. It should provide enough support to these sleeper types to allow them to rest in this position comfortably.
It’s understandable that combination sleepers will have a more varied set of pressure relief needs, depending on their preferred resting positions. One common factor is that they all need to be able to change positions without disturbing themselves or their partners. Thankfully the Latex For Less is pretty efficient in terms of isolating any motions caused by rolling over or changing sleeping positions. With that in mind, we still recommend that lightweight combination sleepers try and opt for something that is a bit softer.
We found that the Latex for Less did a good job of providing large and heavier frames with basic comfort and support. This was very prominent with back and stomach sleepers above the. We think that larger sleepers should give both firmness settings a try, but we foresee most heavy sleepers using this mattress at its firmest. The Latex for Less should comfortably house larger sleepers up to 400lbs.
Smaller sleeper types don’t create large amounts of pressure when sleeping. They do however need a mattress that will allow them to nest their contours into the surface area. Unfortunately, the Latex for Less will probably be just a bit too hard for most sleepers below 150lbs to feel like they can comfortably settle into a resting position. Petite sleepers will probably have to find a softer mattress elsewhere for their sleeping needs to be met.
Latex for Less edge support
Edge support plays a fairly big role in grading your mattress quality. Some sleepers need strong edge support to assist them getting in and out of bed. Couples also require a mattress that won’t dip or sag when they lie along its sides, in order for them to have enough surface area to comfortably share a bed. While the Latex for Less may not have the most outstanding edge support we’ve seen in a Latex mattress, we don’t see it as a deal-breaker. There is just a minor dip when sitting on the edge of the mattress, even under heavier body weights. The Edge support in this mattress will also be further enhanced when used with the right bed frame or foundation, which we will cover further down this article.
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Back/Stomach/Combo Sleepers between 150-350lbs
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Latex for Less mattress temperature regulation
Latex in general has a very good reputation when it comes to temperature regulation. It is well known for its high rate of breathability even at high density. The natural temperature of this mattress is very neutral, and we predict that most middle to heavyweight sleepers won’t have too much effect on the overall heat levels of this mattress. The mattress should also maintain its overall temperature, even in warmer or more humid climates. We do think that there are some sleepers that overheat quite easily and will either need to add a cooling cover to this mattress or seek something with a more active cooling design.
Here is a simple table to show you how the Latex For Less mattress scores on our personal temperature regulation charts.
MATTRESS TEMPERATURE SCALE
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Motion isolation and noise
We briefly touched on the Latex for Less’s good motion isolation earlier in this review. Motion isolation is most favorable to couples where one partner is prone to disturbing the other’s rest when they move or change positions. This could be because one partner is a light sleeper, or because the other is simply too restless. Latex’s quick response time makes it a great textile for motion isolation. The Latex for Less is no exception to this rule. It may not display the most stable motion absorption we’ve tested on a mattress before, but we think most couples and combination sleepers will enjoy what this mattress has to offer. There are also no coils or springs in this mattress, which vastly reduces the potential noise caused by movements across the bed.
Is Latex for Less suitable for couples and sex?
If you find yourself in the category of sleepers that this mattress suits, you may be wondering if it’s a good buy for you and your partner to share. The reliable motion isolation in this model makes it a good buy for couples outright, as they are less likely to disturb each other’s sleep on a mattress like this. We also think that it has enough edge support to comfortably house the frames of most couples up to a combined weight of around 600lbs, but at its firmest setting. The high bounce factor that comes with latex foam also makes it a great choice for couples who enjoy active sex life. Mattresses with quicker response time are a better choice for sexually active couples as they require a mattress that is springy for optimum support when being intimate.
Durability and longevity
Latex for Less have put a lot of confidence behind their mattress’s lifespan. The mattress comes with a 20- year warranty, which is twice the general industry standard. Latex lasts longer than most synthetic foams used in mattresses because it retains much less moisture, even in humid climates. This means there will be much less sag or dip in the mattress body over time. We think this mattress should last quite long into its 20-year warranty before you start to notice any significant wear and tear. You will also greatly increase the mattress’s lifespan if you use it in a well-ventilated room and with the right bed foundation.
There are 2 foundation options for sale on the Latex For Less web store. The first is a simple wooden slatted foundation which we think compliments the build of the mattress effortlessly. There is also an adjustable bed base on offer that is manufactured by Latex For Less. The base comes with a remote control, massage unit and has 3 primary positions for users to enjoy. We recommend keeping this mattress away from metal frames or box springs as these two foundations may hinder the mattress’ overall performance and longevity.
We’ve created the table below to show you which foundations we feel will best suit the Latex for Less mattress. This is not a definitive table and should be used as a simple guide.
COMPATIBLE WITH THESE BED BASES
Latex for Less mattress complaints
- This mattress is pretty awkward to move around once it is fully uncompressed. There are some users who will struggle to flip it between settings as it is a bit too heavy for one person to maneuver. We suggest that you simply select which side works best for you, and then leave the mattress on that side.
- We would have liked to have had this mattress come in a softer firmness option. There are a large number of more petite sleeper types that will not get to enjoy the type of support this mattress provides as they will find it too rigid for their lighter frames.
Our final verdict: Do we recommend the Latex for Less mattress brand?
- Eco-conscious mattresses do not usually come with a price tag that is as accessible as the Latex for Less. We think that it provides a very good overall value for the low cost it comes at.
- The dual latex design is a very simple, but effective concept for giving users a variety of firmness levels. Essentially you’re buying 2 mattresses for the price of one.
- Latex foam is also well known for its great response time, sturdy motion isolation, and reliable temperature regulation. The Latex for Less may not be the best performing latex mattress we’ve tried, but it certainly ticks all these boxes respectfully.
- Customers will also find the 20-year warranty very enticing, as do we. We also predict that this mattress will last longer than most memory foam models in its price range, as latex is highly durable and retains low amounts of heat and moisture. That makes this mattress a good long term, low-cost investment. Thanks for reading through our review of the Latex for Less mattress. Until next time, rest easy.
Latex foam has a quick pressure response and is very breathable compared to some other textiles used in mattress layers. Latex can also be sourced naturally, making it a great eco-friendly substitute for many textiles.
Latex For Less mattresses are available through their online shopping portal on their website latexforless.com
Yes. The Latex for Less mattress is constructed using organic textiles and materials and contains no harmful chemicals, petrol, or other toxic substances.
Yes. Eco-friendly mattresses are generally higher priced than their competitors, but the Latex for Less has both a reasonable price tag and a respectable level of quality.
Yes, but at a cost. Latex For Less offers a mattress removal service as part of their white glove delivery package. This comes at an extra cost to you, but some will find it quite necessary, as this mattress is pretty heavy.