Getting good comfort and support are two things that a lot of people want from their mattress. With increasing back problems and sleep issues disrupting how people function in their waking hours, it is important to have the right mattress on your bed. One favorite in today’s market is the memory foam mattress. Unfortunately, mattresses that contain memory foam tend to be quite expensive. And most of the time, savvy consumers are concerned about their budget. If you are looking for the best bang for your buck, you should take a closer look at the Spindle Natural Latex Mattress.
This mattress has been designed for a variety of sleepers. Plus, its makers anticipated the changing needs of their consumers, providing the chance to tweak their sleeping experience according to how they feel. Made of different layers of 100% natural latex, could it match the comfort and support offered by other mattresses containing memory foam? Let’s dive into our latest in-depth Spindle Mattress review to find out.
The Spindle Mattress
Mattress Layers and Construction
The construction of the Spindle Mattress is quite different from most mattresses on the market out there. The reason is that you can choose the configuration that you want based on the three layers of Dunlop latex found in the Spindle Mattress. Essentially, at the core of this mattress is the natural latex material. This has been used to cut the cost of making the mattress without affecting superior quality. And also, being organic, consumers can have peace of mind that there’s no harmful chemical used in making the foams.
To understand what the mattress offers, it might be a good idea to discuss its inner parts one by one.
- First, you have the cover that is made of organic cotton plus all-natural wool batting. The wool is known for its moisture-wicking ability keeping the person comfortable, especially during hot summer nights. And also, it gives a very cozy feel at the same time.
- The top “comfort layer” is 3 inches of natural latex. With medium firmness, you get both the softness that you typically need from a mattress, but you don’t get the same problems getting out of bed like you would with some memory foam mattresses.
- The next layer is another medium firmness latex layer that can serve as a transition between the foundation and the top layer.
- The last layer is the foundation/base that is made of 3 inches of firm natural latex foam. It offers the stability and support that every sleeper needs. Plus, the material is known for its inherent cooling property.
The interesting part about the Spindle Mattress is that you can custom rearrange everything according to how you want it. For instance, you can sandwich the firm layer with the medium. You can swap around to your heart’s content in order to find the best possible combination of firmness level.
Durability and Longevity
Durability is at par with some of the best latex mattresses on the market. With a cover known for its moisture-wicking property, you can minimize the wear and tear on the mattress. And also, since the cover is removable, you can easily clean it when the need arises.
Next, natural latex is well-known industry-wide for superior quality and long-lastingness. Given the top-notch materials and processing methods used by the manufacturer on this mattress, it can easily last for many years to come. Top brands like Spindle have utilized and trusted the natural Dunlop latex method used on their mattresses for many years, and some even since the 1920s.
Lastly, unlike other companies that outsource production in some parts of the world to lessen their costs, the Spindle Mattress is made in the US, New England. It means that customers can rest assured that the best sleep experience is achieved, given the company’s commitment to superior workmanship.
Comfort and Support
When it comes to the firmness, there are different configurations that you can do with this mattress. You can even request additional firm or medium-firmness layers from Spindle to suit your requirements.
First, medium firmness works for most types of sleepers. It offers enough support without compromising the comfort that most people want from their mattress. You get two of these layers upon receiving a new Spindle Mattress in the default configuration.
When combined with the firm base mattress, it allows easy repositioning at night and users don’t feel stuck when they are getting out of their bed especially in the morning. The good news is that there are several comfortable setups to choose from, which means that the mattress can change according to how you prefer in the coming months or years.
There is subjectivity when it comes to setting up the custom mattress. Be sure to check different configurations of the layers to see which one fits your needs.
Certifications and Health
Since Spindle makes use of natural latex material, consumers can have the peace of mind that they are not going to be exposed to anything harmful. It made use of Dunlop Latex, natural cotton, and eco-wool.
The Spindle Mattress is OEKO-TEX 100 Certified and GOTS certified, which means that necessary tests were done to trace any potentially harmful chemicals on the organic mattress.
And not only that, but this mattress also offers superb support for people who are suffering from spine and hip issues. Given the ability to adjust according to the person’s preference in terms of firmness, it can provide support on your back and neck regardless if you like the softer version or the firmer configuration of this customizable mattress.
Natural latex performs better than your typical viscoelastic memory foam and even gel-infused memory foam when it comes to heat reduction capability.
The Spindle Mattress has some characteristics that allow it to get rid of body heat effectively. For instance, the separately layered design of the mattress in itself mostly works well for allowing airflow. The latex also has an open-cell construction that contributes to the cooling effect of the Spindle Mattress. Also, since it is a bit firmer than most of the mattresses in the market, it prevents users from sinking into the top layer, creating a heat trap while you sleep. It means that the organic mattress surface can help dissipate body heat much easier than conventional memory foam mattresses.
Type Of Sleeper
Due to the flexible nature of being able to rearrange the layers to suit your needs, the Spindle mattress becomes excellent value by catering for all types of sleeping position:
Given the subtle springy nature of latex, this mattress is perfect for back sleepers considering how it can effectively align the spine by reducing pressure points. It can support the hips and shoulders without you sinking in too much.
The mattress allows side sleepers also to enjoy a good night’s sleep as it offers enough support on hips and shoulders. However, since side sleepers require a softer version of the Spindle Mattress, be sure to keep the two medium-firm layers stacked together on the top.
Although stomach sleeping medically isn’t the best position for sleep, the supportive mattress allows the hips to be raised, and the back is kept from arching downward, making it compatible for stomach sleepers too.
Motion Isolation and Transfer
Do you share your bed with a partner? Perhaps, you are a light sleeper? Motion transfer is an essential aspect of any mattress since it can potentially disrupt a person’s sleep.
When it comes to isolating motion, we’d still recommend the use of memory foam as the industry’s benchmark as opposed to latex. As for the Spindle Mattress, though it can isolate motion quite a bit, don’t expect a lot from it. Though you won’t feel the small movements at night, you can still feel if someone is getting off the bed or getting into the bed during the night.
For some consumers, this is a deal-breaker considering that you can wake up in the middle of the night if your partner keeps tossing and turning. Though it isn’t as bad as you think it is. It can still get the job done, especially if you are sharing the bed with someone relatively lightweight. Unfortunately, things are a bit different if your partner is quite heavy.
The edge support plays an important role if you are a sleeper who finds your way near the end of the mattress. Mattresses with the right amount of edge support give you additional space for sleeping.
When it comes to the Spindle Mattress, you have the sides that are made of canvas. This provides somewhat decent edge support on your mattress when combined with the supportive nature of Dunlop latex. This is enough to keep the sleeper from rolling out of bed. When compared to the other mattresses, Spindle Mattress provides average edge support. However, we’ve found out that the firmer the configuration, the more effective the edge support is.
A smart 10-year warranty applies to a new Spindle Mattress. This isn’t the longest in the industry, as some mattress firms provide a 25-year or even lifetime warranty. However, organic latex is known to outlast other mattress materials, and the general rule is to replace your mattress every 7-10 years, so a 10-year warranty should suffice in this case.
Additionally, Spindle offers a 25 Year Comfort Life program. At any time during 25-year ownership of your mattress, you can modify the feel by buying another layer of latex at a 30% discount. This means that rather than purchasing a new full-price mattress, simply buy another layer at a discounted rate and replenish the comfort. Kind of similar to buying a mattress topper or pad, but better as it doesn’t come with the same disadvantages of using a topper. The current price of a new layer is $360.00, but as a Spindle Mattress owner, the price would be $252.00 (which is about how much a good latex topper would cost).
Free delivery is always a bonus when you’re buying something as big and heavy as a mattress. Spindle offers free shipping in the continental US. Plus, you also get one full year to decide whether or not the new mattress fits your needs. If you feel that you don’t like this mattress, simply have it donated to charity, and you get a refund from the company.
Care and Maintenance
Maintenance is easy for the Spindle Mattress. First, because it has a removable and washable cover, it can minimize the degradation of the organic latex layers underneath. Additionally, for hygiene purposes, you can regularly clean the cover in your laundry, which is the best alternative to spot cleaning.
Aside from easy cleaning, you can also rotate the medium-sized layers that you are using to make sure that the weight spreads evenly across the different parts of the mattress. In the long run, it prevents marks on your mattress, and also prolong the comfort level throughout.
Required Bed Type
Because the mattress doesn’t have any innerspring, you can make use of any bed or foundation with the Spindle Mattress. You can enjoy this mattress regardless if you make use of slatted base or even adjustable frames for people who want to sleep with their head elevated.
However, Spindle is particular when it comes to the durability of the bed that you are going to use. Keep in mind that it’s a heavy mattress. If you are using a slated bed, it should be made of hardwood. And also, the wood should be around 3 inches apart to give the necessary support on the bed.
Who Should Buy The Spindle Mattress?
Someone who likes all-natural products
Do you love the environment? Perhaps, you are very careful purchasing items that could potentially contain harmful chemicals? The Spindle Mattress is made of hypoallergenic and anti-microbial natural latex. It also has different certifications from organizations such as the FSC, Rainforest Alliance, Global Organic Textile Standard, and Green America.
The Spindle Mattress fits those who care for the environment and those who are conscious of the chemicals that they encounter with the products that they buy.
Compared to your typical memory foam, the Spindle Mattress does a great job of keeping heat away from the user while asleep. It has an open construction that can let heat dissipate better than most mattresses. And also, with a medium-firm comfort level, you don’t sink deep into the mattress wherein your body heat gets encapsulated. But instead, the user is on the surface, keeping heat away easier.
Those who like a mattress that could last for years
The natural latex material used on the Spindle Mattress can last for many years. You get a 1-year money-back guarantee from the company. All you need to do is to donate the mattress to charity within that period if you feel that it doesn’t meet your standards.
And not only that, with a cover to protect the mattress, you can prolong the life with the right maintenance to it.
Wants to try different firmness
Are you someone who is looking for different sleep experiences when it comes to your mattress? Would you like a firmer option every once in a while when you experience back pains? Instead of buying a new mattress, you can simply reconfigure the different layers on the customizable Spindle Mattress. This will allow the user to have a different firmness experience.
A cheaper option for a high-quality mattress
Compared to other mattresses for sale in 2020, especially those that are made of 100% natural latex, the Spindle Mattress is a very affordable option. For around $1500 for the Queen size (after the occasional discount), it offers very good value for money in our opinion.
Spindle Mattress FAQ's
Is it heavy?
The lightest Spindle Mattress weighs around 95 pounds for the twin-sized mattress. The heaviest is at 180 pounds.
Does Spindle have a brick and mortar store?
Spindle is currently based online. It means that it doesn’t have a physical store where you can try the mattress. This is also one of the main reasons how the company was able to keep its price competitive to its customers. If you notice, a Twin latex mattress for a little above $1,000 is not that common in the industry.
Can I return it?
Though you can’t return the Spindle Mattress, you can still get a refund from the company. The catch is that you will have to donate the mattress to charity. You have a 365-day trial period for the mattress to see if the product fits your needs.
Is it easy to clean?
Cleaning the mattress is not that difficult because it has a removable cover. You can easily have it removed and washed if there’s any soiling or stain.
Do Spindle offer financing?
Some mattress firms offer financing options, but Spindle does not.
Is the Spindle mattress good for sex?
Latex is generally quite springy, adding more bounce (and momentum). So in our opinion, yes, it’s an excellent choice for sexually active couples.
Is shipping free going to Guam or Hawaii?
Shipping is only free in the continental US. The good news is that the company can also deliver the mattress to Guam or Hawaii for a small fee.
Our Spindle Mattress Ratings
If you’ve read to the end of this review, you’ll probably agree that the Spindle Natural Latex Mattress is a great option for a lot of consumers. In fact, it offers multiple configurations on your sleeping experience. Though you may say that it’s a pain to assemble the layers, you may not even need to touch the latex layers if you’re happy with the default factory config. However, if you’d like to rearrange them, it would be as if you are experiencing a new mattress, depending on how you decided to stack the latex.
You can even request additional layers (30% on replacement layers of latex), depending on what you want. Plus, it is something that environmentally conscious consumers can go for. It has all the necessary certifications to prove that it is a green option for consumers.
Overall, the Spindle is a very well made mattress that caters for every type of sleeper. It offers excellent value being made of natural latex and comes at a very affordable price.
Comfort – 10/1010/10
Support – 10/1010/10
Materials – 10/1010/10
Cooling Ability – 8/108/10
Edge Support – 8/108/10
Motion Isolation – 8/108/10
Sleep Trial – 10/1010/10
Warranty – 8/108/10
Value For Money – 9/109/10