Zinus Mattress
Zinus Mattress

Zinus Mattress Review​

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Review by Kieron
OUR EXPERT ANALYST UPDATED 03.06.2020
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Today we’re going to take a closer look at the Zinus mattress range. Formed in 2004 in Seoul, Zinus operates primarily out of China and have a large number of factories operating throughout the nation. They aim to provide an affordable range of eco-friendly mattresses. Their unique foam recipe consists of a mix of interesting materials that come in a variety of firmness levels to suit different sleeping needs. Below we’re going to cover some of the characteristics that Zinus mattresses exhibit to help you decide if it’s the right mattress for you.
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Who is the Zinus mattress for?

  • People that enjoy foam mattresses, but tend to warm up too much during sleep – There are a few options in the Zinus foam range that have some extra design specs specifically geared towards regulating air flow, making for a cooler sleeping experience.
  • People who need specific pressure support for shoulders, hips or sides – There are also some options in the Zinus range designed with better pressure response for side or combination sleepers. The right one for you will vary depending on body type or sleeping habit.
  • Couples who require minimal motion transfer – The foam layering in the Zinus mattresses give it a really neutral firm feel with a slow response time to pressure. This is great for couples who sleep next to restless partners
  • Someone looking for an eco-friendly mattress. – Zinus have made some really solid efforts towards integrating eco-conscious textiles and manufacturing methods.
  • Anyone that enjoys a neutral foam feel – These mattresses are made up of traditional memory foam layering, so if this is a feel you’re accustomed to you may enjoy some of these products.

Who won’t love the Zinus mattress?

  • Anyone looking for strong edge support. – While these mattresses offer consistent firmness throughout their range, there is a prominent roll off on each model. Couples who take up lots of space may want to opt for the largest size possible, or perhaps something else.
  • Anyone looking for a durable long term investment. – Even though the Zinus range is both comfortable and highly affordable, its materials and design don’t give it the best durability that some other mattresses in this price range offer.
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Zinus company policy

10 Year
Warranty

100 Nights
Trial

Free
Shipping

Free
Returns

Made in
China

Shipping:  Zinus offers free shipping exclusively via Fed-Ex Ground.

Old mattress removal:  Unfortunately there is no service that provides removal of your old mattress. Zinus advise instead that you use city pickup services or donation programs to get rid of your second-hand unit.

Payment accepted, financing:  There are some helpful financing options available through the online credit platform Affirm.

Returns and refund:  Zinus will arrange to have your mattress delivered back to their factory or inspection. If there is a defect or you are not satisfied with your mattress, they will pay you a full refund.

Sleep trial period:  Any product purchased on the Zinus website comes with a 100-night sleep trial.

Warranties:  Zinus mattresses come with a 10-year warranty.

Packaging and unpacking:  Zinus mattresses are delivered to your door via FedEx ground. Your mattress comes wrapped up in a box that is easy to unpackage. Setup is also relatively simple and can be set up by one to two people.

Smell (off gassing), harmful chemicals:  The Zinus range is CertiPUR- US certified, which means the mattresses contain no heavy metals, leads, formaldehyde or any other ozone-damaging properties. This also means there is zero off gassing.

Where are the mattresses made?  All Zinus products are manufactured in China.

Zinus mattress measurements and pricing

  • COOLING GEL MEMORY FOAM
  • COOLING GREEN TEA GEL MEMORY FOAM
  • PRESSURE RELIEF CLOUD MEMORY FOAM
  • PRESSURE RELIEF GREEN TEA MEMORY FOAM
Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress
TWIN
38.5″ × 74.5″
$172
FULL
53.5″ × 74.5″
$218
QUEEN
59.5″ × 79.5″
$246
KING
75.5″ × 79.5″
$295
CAL KING
71.5″ × 83.5″
$411 
Zinus Cooling Green Tea Gel Memory Foam Mattress
TWIN
38.5″ × 74.5″
$119
FULL
53.5″ × 74.5″
$153
QUEEN
59.5″ × 79.5″
$177
KING
75.5″ × 79.5″
$266
Zinus Pressure Relief Cloud Memory Foam Mattress
TWIN
38.5″ × 74.5″
$169
FULL
53.5″ × 74.5″
$216
QUEEN
59.5″ × 79.5″
$249
KING
75.5″ × 79.5″
$294
Zinus Pressure Relief Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress
TWIN
38.5″ × 74.5″
$112
TWIN XL
38.5″ × 74.5″
$199
FULL
53.5″ × 74.5″
$142
QUEEN
59.5″ × 79.5″
$156
SHORT QUEEN
60″ × 74"
$157
KING
75.5″ × 79.5″
$186
CAL KING
71.5″ × 83.5″
$410

Zinus mattress performance review

Construction layers and materials used

There are 4 mattresses to choose from in the memory foam range by Zinus. They are split into 2 primary areas of comfort control – pressure relief and temperature regulation. Zinus also offers either a standard foam option or their Green Tea infused foam. The Green Tea options use eco-friendly methods to add a nice natural scent to your mattress.

Cooling Gel Memory Foam

Zinus’ standard mattress option – comprised of layers of memory foam, as well as a cooling gel foam.

Cooling Green Tea Gel MEMORY FOAM

Carries the same design and dimensions as the prior mattress, but the memory foam has a trademark green tea infusion in it’s recipe.

Pressure Relief Cloud Memory Foam

Consists of layers of memory foam as well as transitional foam layering for added pressure point relief.

Pressure Relief Green Tea Memory Foam

This is a combination of all of the above mattress options, covering pressure relief as well as temperature regulation.

Below is a basic breakdown of the layering system and construction of each model in the ZInus range. This is based on a 12’ inch version of each model, so dimensions will change with each thickness. These are not definitive and may be subject to change by the manufacturer.

  • COOLING GEL MEMORY FOAM
  • COOLING GREEN TEA GEL MEMORY FOAM
  • PRESSURE RELIEF CLOUD MEMORY FOAM
  • PRESSURE RELIEF GREEN TEA MEMORY FOAM
  1. Cotton Cover
  2. Gel Swirl Memory Foam
  3. Comfort Transitional Foam 
  4. High-Density Memory Foam 
  5. High-Density Memory Foam (12" & 14" models)
Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress Layers
  1. Cotton Cover
  2. Gel Swirl Memory Foam
  3. Comfort Transitional Foam
  4. High-Density Memory Foam
  5. High-Density Memory Foam (12" model)
Zinus Cooling Green Tea Gel Memory Foam Mattress Layers
  1. Microfiber Cover
  2. Gel Swirl Memory Foam
  3. Comfort Transitional Foam
  4. High-Density Memory Foam
Zinus Pressure Relief Cloud Memory Foam Mattress Layers
  1. Cotton Cover
  2. Memory Foam
  3. High-Density Pressure Relief Foam
    (8", 10" & 12" models)
  4. High-Density Memory Foam
    (8", 10" & 12" models)
  5. High-Density Memory Foam (12" models)
Zinus Pressure Relief Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress Layers

Zinus firmness and pressure relief

Zinus offers mattresses ranging from 8’’ through to 14’’ in thickness. Each model comes with a medium-soft firmness feel, with the softness increasing with each thickness level. The memory foam gives a slow response to shifting weight which makes it appealing to combination sleepers. There are two models that offer extra pressure relief in their support systems. These are great options for side sleepers who will need the extra reinforcement underneath their shoulders, hips and knees. Heavier bodies (230 ls upwards) will want to look at one of ZInus’ firmer options such as their Hybrid foam range.

Below is a relative chart of each model’s firmness level, based on a 180lbs sleeper using a 12’’ thickness of each model. These are not definitive and it’s best to test the mattresses out yourself to decide how firm they feel to you.

MATTRESS FIRMNESS SCALE

Soft Medium Soft Medium Medium Firm Firm

Cooling Gel Memory Foam

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Cooling Green Tea Gel Memory Foam

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Pressure Relief Cloud Memory Foam

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Pressure Relief Green Tea Memory Foam

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Sleep position and body type

It’s really helpful to understand which mattress is best suited to your body type and sleeping habits. On the Zinus website there is a quick, handy quiz to steer you towards the mattress that will best accommodate you. If you’re not sure what your sleeping requirements are, this quick test serves as a handy guide.

Side sleepers generally require extra support on pressure points around the shoulders, side, hips and knees. There are two pressure relief options (Pressure Relief Cloud and Pressure Relief Cooling Gel) that provides this kind of support. Back sleepers will have to opt for the thinner options in the memory foam range. The thicker the mattress gets, the softer it becomes which will be uncomfortable for sleepers who need a firm base for their backs and hips. We recommend heavier sleepers (over 230lbs)  to opt for a mattress in the Hybrid range as the memory foam products don’t quite hold these body types well.    

Zinus edge support

While the memory foam range does provide a significant amount of comfort at a highly affordable cost, there is a notable lack of solid reinforcement around the edge of the mattress. The sides sink quite significantly when you mount or dismount, and there is an unfavorable sag when lying down along the perimeter of the bed. Couples who decide to purchase something in this range should try and buy as big a model as possible to avoid this feeling.

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Cooling Gel Memory Foam

Side sleepers under 250lbs

8" 10" 12" 14"
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Cooling Green Tea Gel Memory Foam

Side sleepers under 250lbs

6" 8" 10" 12"
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Pressure Relief Cloud Memory Foam

Side sleepers under 250lbs

8" 10" 12"
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Pressure Relief Green Tea Memory Foam

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6" 8" 10" 12"
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Temperature regulation

If you enjoy the feel of a memory foam mattress and tend to sleep warm, you may want to try out either the Cooling Green Tea or Pressure Relief Cooling Gel mattress. These substitute traditional memory foam with a cooling gel foam to help absorb body heat along the top layer of the mattress. This is quite smart considering that memory foam generally heats up more than other mattress textiles. There are also air pockets in the transitional layers of foam to help regulate air flow under the weight of your body.

Below is a table showing each model’s general temperature feel. Each mattress will have an increase in temperature as it’s thickness increases.

MATTRESS TEMPERATURE SCALE

Cool Medium Cool Medium Medium Warm Warm

Cooling Gel Memory Foam

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Cooling Green Tea Gel Memory Foam

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Pressure Relief Cloud Memory Foam

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Pressure Relief Green Tea Memory Foam

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Motion isolation and noise

The thick memory foam layering in Zinus’ design results in very little motion transfer in it’s mattresses. This level of stability is consistent throughout their thickness options and seems to be a defining characteristic in the Zinus line. This is great if you’re in a couple with restless or active sleepers.

Is Znius suitable for couples and sex?

Because of it’s layered memory foam structure, the Zinus mattress ranges give off a slow response to pressure. This does not provide the best conditions for intercourse, even though the mattress firmly supports the weight of combined couples. You’ll probably want to look for something that has equal or higher levels of firmness or support with added elasticity or quicker response time. There is very little motion transfer in each of the models’ design, so it is a good option if you’re in a couple where one sleeper is more active, or one is a light sleeper.

Durability and longevity

We found that while the Zinus range may be highly affordable, it doesn’t quite seem to last as long as other competitors in its price range. The edge support could be a bit firmer and you can probably expect some sagging in the middle of the mattress over long term use. A support layer of innerspring coils could probably have given the mattress the extra strength it needed to endure rigorous use, but this may also compromise the comfortability that Zinus aimed for in their design.

Bed base

There are a healthy range of options to choose from in the bed base product line. These range from sleek designer upholstered platform bases to more affordable options such as a basic wooden or metal frames. There are no adjustable bed bases in their line, but this may be because of costing or design conflicts. With that in mind, we feel Zinus offers quite a nice selection of aesthetics in their bases and there should be something to suit most tastes. Below is a layout of bed base options that Zinus have on offer.

COMPATIBLE WITH THESE BED BASES

Solid Platform

Slats

Metal Grid

Other mattresses by Zinus

The Zinus Hybrid Mattresses

Zinus have around 9 models to choose from in their Hybrid foam range. Their layering structure in this range has memory foam, along with innerspring coils and Viscoolatex. This is what defines it as a hybrid model. These mattresses are better suited to back and side sleepers and don’t have the natural sink that the memory foam models feature. They are firmer than the memory foam range, but some may prefer the memory foam due to cost (memory foam mattresses are cheaper) or its softer feel.

Zinus mattress complaints

  • The mattress is not as durable as other mattresses in its price range. It may sag in the middle or sides if used by couples with a combined weight of above 500lbs.
  • The edges have a very noticeable roll off when getting off the bed. If you are in a couple, this may feel very uncomfortable if one of you tends to sleep along the edge of the bed.

Our final verdict: Do we recommend the Zinus mattress brand?

OUR RATING

3.5/5

3.5/5
  • Zinus’ memory foam mattresses are very comfortable, but only to a very specific group of sleeping requirements. If you are a back or stomach sleeper, or heavier than 230 lbs, you’ll need to seek another mattress option to suit your needs.
  • We found the cooling gel foams to be highly efficient in their temperature control, so if you do like a memory foam feel, are lighter than 230lbs and heat up easily then this option will work well for you.
  • If you’re looking for something that is affordable and accessible, then Zinus is a great brand for you. With this in mind, you may want to look elsewhere for more durable mattresses if you need something more long term.

FAQ

To get the most out of the Zinus range, we recommend trying the Pressure Relief Cooling Gel mattress. This model incorporates most of the appealing elements Zinus construction and design, and gives you the best value for money.

While it may not be the most durable range, Zinus can be commended on making beds highly affordable and accessible to the general public. Zinus may not be the best brand out there, but it certainly isn’t the worst.

The Green Tea infusion uses no harmful chemicals or toxins and is perfectly safe to sleep on.

Zinus mattress may alleviate back pain for anyone up to around 180lbs. Heavier body types may want to try something else.

Zinus mattresses are extremely non-toxic, which is really impressive considering their high-density foam designs.

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