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Before buying a new mattress, we encourage you to review as many brands and models as possible in order to find the right fit for you (and your partner, if applicable). Comparison-shopping allows you to see how different mattresses stack up in terms of cost, construction, and customer satisfaction. You can also compare the shipping, return, and warranty options of different companies to ensure fewer additional costs. In our Saatva vs. WinkBeds review, we’ll take a look at two of the country’s leading online “bed-in-a-box” mattress brands.
Saatva has been in business since 2010. The company’s flagship Saatva Classic mattress, also known as the Saatva, is a modern take on the classic innerspring. This model is constructed with a Euro-top padding layer cushioned with foam and dacron fibers, as well as comfort layers of polyfoam and memory foam. The mattress also contains a transitional layer of pocketed microcoils over a support core of recycled steel bonnell coils. The Saatva’s coil-on-coil design makes the mattress feel very responsive and supportive. You can choose from three feels for your Saatva – soft (3), medium firm (6), and firm (8) – as well as 11.5-inch or 14.5-inch profiles.
Three other mattresses carry the Saatva name. The Saatva HD begins with an organic cotton pillow-top, followed by comfort layers of zoned Talalay latex and high-density memory foam. Other components include a transitional polyfoam layer and an offset coil support core. The Saatva HD has a firm (7) feel and a 15.5-inch profile; this model is geared toward people who weigh more than 230 pounds. The Saatva Youth is a reversible innerspring designed for children ages 3 and older. One side of this mattress has a medium (5) feel, and the other has a firm (7) feel. Lastly, the Saatva Latex Hybrid is constructed with a Talalay latex comfort layer and a pocketed coil support core. This model offers a medium firm (6) feel.
WinkBeds launched in 2016. The flagship 13.5-inch WinkBed mattress is a hybrid model that is quite comparable to the Saatva innerspring. A standard WinkBed features a gel-infused polyfoam comfort layer over a second layer of pocketed microcoils. The support core consists of pocketed coils divided into different zones based on gauge, or coil thickness; this ensures minimal sinkage when you get in and out of bed. The standard WinkBed is available with a medium soft (4), medium firm (6), or firm (7-8) feel. You can also opt for the WinkBed Plus, another mattress specifically designed for people weighing more than 230 pounds. This model is similar to the standard WinkBed but it swaps the microcoil layer for 2.5 inches of responsive, zoned latex.
WinkBeds offers two other mattress models. The GravityLux is a mixed-foam mattress constructed with polyfoam and memory foam comfort layers, along with denser polyfoam in the transitional and support layers. This mattress, like the standard WinkBed, is available in three firmness levels: medium soft (4), medium (5), and firm (7). The EcoCloud is WinkBeds’ latex hybrid, constructed with 4 inches of Talalay latex over a pocketed coil support core. This mattress has a medium (5) feel.
Read on to see how Saatva and WinkBeds compare. We’ll look at size and weight, construction and materials, prices, and performance ratings in different categories.
Please note: For this comparison guide, we’ll exclusively look at Saatva mattress models that bear the Saatva name. Our guide will not cover additional Saatva models, including the Loom & Leaf memory foam mattress, the Zenhaven flippable latex mattress, and the Solaire adjustable airbed.
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|Price Range (Queen)|
|Soft (3), Medium (5), Medium Firm (6), Firm (7), Firm (8)||Medium Soft (4), Medium (5), Medium Firm (6), Firm (7), Firm (8)|
|Sleep Trial & Warranty|
180-night sleep trial
12-year warranty (Saatva Youth)
15-year warranty (Saatva Classic and Saatva Latex Hybrid)
20-year warranty (Saatva HD)
120-night sleep trial
Lifetime warranty (all models)
You should carefully consider your desired mattress size before choosing a model. Most mattresses sold today are available in six standard sizes, including the twin, twin XL, and full for single sleepers, and the queen, king, and California king on which two or more people can rest comfortably. Some models are also available in split sizes designed for adjustable bed bases.
Thickness is another important factor. Some people prefer a low-profile mattress (shorter than 10 inches) because they can sleep close to the floor, while a high-profile mattress (taller than 12 inches) offers additional padding for people who need more contouring and support.
Lastly, be sure to check mattress weights before ordering from a bed-in-a-box brand. These companies ship mattresses directly to your doorstep – and carrying the box inside can be difficult if the mattress weighs more than 100 pounds.
Full weight, thickness, and sizing details for Saatva and WinkBeds mattresses are listed below.
As you can see, Saatva’s mattress options are more extensive than WinkBeds’ in terms of thickness and size. The Saatva Classic offers the most versatility. In addition to an 11.5-inch medium profile and 14.5-inch high profile, you can choose from the six standard sizes as well as split king or split California king for an adjustable base. The Saatva HD and Saatva Latex Hybrid are also available in a split king, but not a split California king. The Saatva Youth – geared toward children – is only available in twin, twin XL, and full sizes.
All three WinkBeds models are available in the six standard mattress sizes, but no splits. Each of these beds is offered in one profile, as well.
Since innersprings and hybrids tend to be relatively heavy, it’s no surprise that most Saatva and WinkBeds models aimed at adults weigh at least 110 pounds in a queen size. The outlier here is the GravityLux, which weighs much less due to its all-foam construction. One thing to keep in mind: since Saatva only offers White Glove delivery, you won’t need to carry a Saatva mattress on your own to set it up.
Construction and material composition specs can tell you quite a bit about how a mattress. Most online mattress brands list these details on the official product pages for their beds, and possibly elsewhere on their site (such as on an FAQ page).
Mattresses made today include four components: top comfort layers that cushion and contour to the body, middle transitional layers to prevent excessive sinkage, a base support core for stability, and a cover that encases the entire mattress. Each individual component contributes to the bed’s overall feel, and also how well (or poorly) it will perform in different categories.
Full construction and material specs for all Saatva and WinkBeds mattress models are listed below.
The Saatva Classic innerspring begins with a Euro-top layer quilted with polyfoam and fiber padding. Despite the Saatva’s supportive design, the Euro-top gives its surface some extra plushness. Euro-tops are sewn flush with the edges to give the mattress a uniform look.
The mattress also contains comfort layers of polyfoam and memory foam over a transitional layer of pocketed minicoils. The foam layers provide some contouring, as do the minicoils. As a result, you’ll feel more cushioning from the Saatva as opposed to more traditional innerspring mattresses, many of which contain minimal foam padding layers. The coils also contribute to the bed’s springy, responsive feel.
The Saatva’s support core consists of bonnell (or hourglass) coils made from recycled steel. These coils have a gauge of 13, which is fairly thick, and the mattress provides very strong reinforcement even by innerspring standards. The 11.5-inch Saatva has a 4-inch bonnell coil layer, and the 14.5-inch model has a 7-inch coil layer. This – along with the weight and thickness – are the only differences between the two Saatva profiles.
You can choose a soft (3), medium firm (6), or firm (8) feel for the Saatva. These firmness levels differ slightly in terms of padding level in the Euro-top and comfort layers.
The Saatva HD is designed with a pillow-top padded with organic cotton, so its surface offers comparable cushioning as the flagship Saatva. The first comfort layer is made of Talalay latex, a material known for its gently conforming and responsiveness. The latex is divided into five firmness zones to ensure extra support in areas where people carry more weight – such as the midsection and waist – and gentler conforming around the head and neck, shoulders, and legs. A second comfort layer of high-density memory foam adds extra contouring while also providing strong support.
The Saatva HD is also built with a transitional layer of high-density polyfoam and a support core of recycled steel offset coils. Since this mattress is designed for people who weigh more than 230 pounds, the base layers offer excellent stability and edge support. The coils also add to the overall responsiveness of this mattress. If you and/or your sleep partner weigh more than 230 pounds, the Saatva HD will most likely feel very comfortable and supportive. It measures 15.5 inches thick, making it a relatively tall model, and its feel is considered firm (7).
The Saatva Latex Hybrid is Saatva’s newest mattress. This model is constructed with a 3-inch comfort layer of Talalay latex, a material that conforms to the body but offers more bounciness and sinks less compared to memory foam. The latex also sleeps cool thanks to small ventilation holes that push airflow toward the surface.
The Saatva Latex Hybrid’s support core features pocketed coils arranged in a zoned configuration. Thicker, lower-gauge coils line the perimeter to protect the edges from deep sinkage when people get in and out of bed, while thinner, higher-gauge coils deliver gentler cradling beneath the sleep surface. The mattress has a medium firm (6) feel and provides very strong support for people who weigh more than 130 pounds.
Lastly, the Saatva Youth is designed for children ages 3 and older. This is a flippable innerspring mattress with a different firmness level on each side. The first side is medium (5) and constructed with a comfort layer of zoned polyfoam. The material supports the child in heavier areas and cradles the body where more padding is needed. Saatva recommends this side for children between the ages of 3 and 7.
The second side has a firm (7) feel and is more supportive, making it ideal for children ages 8 and older. This side’s comfort layer consists of convoluted (egg-crate) polyfoam. The Saatva Youth’s shared support core is made of 14.5-gauge bonnell coils. Please note this 10-inch mattress only comes in twin, twin XL, and full sizes.
All Saatva mattresses are encased in organic cotton covers.
The standard WinkBed, like the Saatva, is a coil-on-coil mattress with an exceptionally responsive feel. The medium soft (4) version of this model features a top comfort layer of gel-infused polyfoam, a second comfort layer of pocketed microcoils, and a high-density polyfoam transitional layer. These first two components are the same for the medium firm (6) and firm (7-8) standard WinkBeds, but these models do not contain the polyfoam transitional layer.
The medium soft WinkBed’s support core consists of pocketed coils divided into five gauge zones. Thicker coils line the perimeter to prevent excessive sinkage when you sit or sleep along the edges of the mattress, while thinner coils offer gentler support beneath your body. For the medium firm and firm WinkBeds, this layer is divided into seven gauge zones to the same effect. As you can see, firmness options for the standard WinkBed vs. Saatva are very comparable.
The WinkBed Plus is another mattress specifically designed for people weighing more than 230 pounds. This model, which is considered firm (8), begins with a polyfoam comfort layer over a transitional layer of zoned latex. Since latex is more responsive and supportive than polyfoam or memory foam, you’ll feel more reinforcement in heavier areas of your body and experience very little sinkage, regardless of your body type. The WinkBed Plus also has a pocketed coil support core, which is divided into three gauge zones. All WinkBed and WinkBed Plus mattresses measure 13.5 inches thick.
The EcoCloud is also considered a hybrid mattress. This model features a 4-inch comfort layer of Talalay latex, giving the mattress a particularly responsive feel while also conforming to your body. The latex is ventilated with tiny holes to promote steady airflow near the surface. Hybrids generally sleep cool, but breathable comfort layers allow mattresses like the EcoCloud so stand out even more in the temperature neutrality category. The mattress also contains a zoned pocketed coil support core and a base layer of high-density polyfoam. It measures 12.5 inches thick and is considered medium (5).
Lastly, the GravityLux differs from other WinkBeds models because it is an all-foam foam mattress. Its components include a cover quilted with 2 inches of polyfoam padding, a memory foam comfort layer, and transitional and support layers of high-density polyfoam. Compared to the hybrid WinkBed mattresses, you’ll feel a deeper body contour on the GravityLux – but how closely the mattress conforms depends on whether you choose a medium soft (4), medium (5), or firm (7) feel. The GravityLux measures 12 inches thick, making it WinkBeds’ only medium-profile mattress.
The EcoCloud’s cover is derived from a blend of organic cotton and wool. The material is exceptionally breathable and the wool has moisture-wicking properties to help keep you dry. Other WinkBeds mattresses have covers made of Tencel lyocell, a fabric known for its breathability and silky-soft feel.
|Saatva Latex Hybrid||-|
The price of a new mattress will depend on several factors. These include the size you select, the materials used to construct different layers, and the brand itself. The average innerspring or all-foam mattress costs $1,200 or less in a queen size, while the average hybrid costs $1,600 to $2,200 in a queen size.
Where you buy the mattress can also affect cost. If you decide to make your purchase at a brick-and-mortar store, expect to pay more for a new bed. These establishments have high overhead costs that can increase the price-point. Online brands operate few, if any, brick-and-mortar stores, so they can charge less for the same beds.
In addition to the cost of the mattress, be sure to read the fine print regarding a mattress company’s shipping, trial, and warranty policies. This helps you avoid extra delivery charges, return fees, prorated warranty replacement charges, and other added expenses down the road.
Current prices for each Saatva and WinkBeds mattress in each available size are listed in the tables below.
|Saatva Classic||Saatva HD||Saatva Latex Hybrid||Saatva Youth|
|Split California King||$2,099||-||-||-|
|Split California King||-||-||-||-|
The Saatva Classic and Saatva Youth are both good options for mattress shoppers on a budget. Although the Saatva Classic is slightly more expensive than the average innerspring, its sophisticated design offers a comfortable balance of cushioning and support that elevates it over other similarly constructed models. The Saatva Latex Hybrid costs more than the Classic and less than the HD, so this is a good mid-range option for shoppers. The Saatva HD has an expensive price-point by comparison, but this model is exceptionally durable and should prove to be a valuable long-term investment – especially if you weigh more than 230 pounds. Please note: with the Saatva Classic, firmness and thickness selection do not affect pricing in any size.
Compared to other all-foam mattresses, the GravityLux is a bit more expensive than average – but even then, this model is reasonably priced. Other WinkBeds mattresses may cost more, but they have price-points that are on par with – if not lower than – the average hybrid model. The WinkBed Plus costs slightly more than the standard WinkBed, but otherwise firmness does not affect pricing for any WinkBeds model.
Sleep Trial & Returns
|15 Year, Limited||Free White Glove delivery to contiguous U.S.|
Sleep Trial & Returns
|Lifetime, Limited||Free to contiguous U.S.|
Saatva is one of the only online mattress brands to offer free White Glove delivery for all customers. This service includes in-home assembly and old mattress removal. Saatva exclusively ships within the contiguous U.S. Since couriers will hand-deliver these mattresses, they are not compressed into a box for shipping – but you or another adult need to be at home when the mattress arrives.
WinkBeds offers free ground shipping within the contiguous U.S. This is a typical delivery policy for bed-in-a-box brands. The mattresses are compressed, vacuum-sealed, and shipped in a compact box that is delivered directly to your doorstep. You won’t need to be at home to sign for the mattress when it arrives, but you will need to carry the box inside and assemble the mattress yourself. Full shape recovery should occur within 48 hours of unboxing.
WinkBeds offers White Glove delivery, as well. For mattress assembly only, customers in the contiguous U.S. pay a flat fee of $129. Requesting old mattress removal will increase the charge to $189. These delivery charges are not refundable in the event of a mattress return.
A common complaint about ordering mattresses online is that customers don’t get the chance to test out the beds first hand before ordering one. To assist customers, most online brands today offer sleep trials of 90 nights or longer. If you aren’t happy with the mattress and decide to return it before the trial expires, the company will refund most (if not all) of the original mattress price.
Saatva offers a 180-night sleep trial while WinkBeds offers a 120-night sleep trial. WinkBeds requires customers to “break in” the mattress for at least 30 nights before initiating a return, whereas Saatva does not impose any mandatory break-in period.
In the event of a return, WinkBeds will issue a full refund and arrange for couriers to retrieve the mattress from your residence at no extra cost. Saatva also coordinates mattress pickups, but the company charges a $99 return fee.
Manufacturers issue warranties to take responsibility for defective products. If a warranted item becomes defective before the warranty expires, the manufacturer – and not the owner – will cover the costs of repairing or replacing said item. Most mattresses sold today come with warranties that span at least 10 years.
The Saatva Classic and Saatva Latex Hybrid both come with 15-year warranties. During the first two years, Saatva will repair or replace a defective mattress at absolutely no charge to the owner. Beginning in year three, Saatva will continue to provide repairs and replacements for a transportation charge of $99 each way. Alternatively, Saatva offers the “Fairness Replacement Option.” Under this agreement, you’ll pay a certain percentage of the original price if your mattress develops a defect and needs to be replaced. In exchange, Saatva allows you to keep the old mattress for free.
The Saatva Youth comes with a 12-year warranty and the Saatva HD comes with a 20-year warranty. These warranties essentially follow the same structure as the 15-year plan, with free repairs and replacements during the first two years and transportation charges for the remainder of the warranty. These warranties also include the Fairness Replacement Option.
WinkBeds offers a lifetime warranty for all mattress models, meaning the bed will be covered against defects for as long as you own it. If a defect occurs, you’ll pay shipping and transportation charges while WinkBeds covers all repair and replacement costs. WinkBeds also offers the “Any Reason” program, which allows you to replace your mattress with a different WinkBeds model at 50 percent of the original price after the sleep trial expires.
Under the Saatva warranty, body impressions in the surface measuring 1 inch or deeper are considered defects. The WinkBeds warranty states that impressions must measure at least 1.5 inches in order to warrant free repairs or replacements.
These mattress warranties are not transferable. You’ll be eligible for warranty coverage if you purchase the mattress directly from Saatva or an authorized retailer, but not if you buy or receive the mattress from another owner or a non-authorized retailer.
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