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As a hybrid model, the medium firm (6) Birch Luxe combines a robust comfort system with a coil support core. An organic cotton Euro-top cover with a matelassé finish gives the surface a woven, quilt-like feel with padded pressure relief. The cotton is certified organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), showing that it adheres to rigorous social and environmental guidelines.
The mattress’ comfort system features layers of organic wool, rayon, and cashmere batting. Naturally breathable and moisture-wicking, these layers add softness without conforming too closely to the body. Wool and rayon are also flame-retardant, so the fibers act as a natural fire barrier.
The principal component of the comfort system is a layer of natural Pulse latex that provides moderate contouring and pressure point relief. Pulse latex is somewhat similar to the Talalay latex used in the flagship Birch Mattress, but with a firmer feel. The latex is certified by the Rainforest Alliance, OEKO-TEX, and Forest Stewardship Council, indicating that it meets strict environmental and safety standards.
The breathable coil core adds responsiveness and allows sleepers to move more freely. Individually wrapped coils permit less motion transfer and make less noise compared to traditional innerspring coils. The zoning provides more pushback in the lumbar region, with sturdier coils along the edges to minimize sagging.
Rounding out the support core is a layer of wool and rayon batting, which serves as an additional fire barrier. In total the mattress stands at 11.5 inches, which is considered average.
The 11.5-inch hybrid Birch Luxe Mattress features an organic cotton Euro-top cover, a natural latex comfort system with organic wool, rayon, and cashmere batting, and a pocketed coil core with zoned lumbar support.
Organic Cotton Quilted Euro-Top with a Matelassé Finish
Organic Wool and Rayon Blend
Organic Cashmere and Organic Wool Batting
Ventilated Pulse Latex
Pocketed Coils (Zoned)
Organic Wool and Rayon Blend
While the Luxe is notably more expensive than the flagship Birch Mattress, it is competitively priced when compared to other latex hybrids. The mattress is made with durable natural materials that should ensure a long lifespan.
The Birch Luxe Mattress is available in all six standard sizes, including twin XL and California king options geared toward taller people.
|Twin||39" x 75"||11.5"||N/A||$1,849|
|Twin XL||39" x 80"||11.5"||N/A||$1,949|
|Full||54" x 75"||11.5"||N/A||$2,349|
|Queen||60" x 80"||11.5"||N/A||$2,899|
|King||76" x 80"||11.5"||N/A||$3,249|
|California King||72" x 84"||11.5"||N/A||$3,249|
With its substantial comfort system, the Birch Luxe performs well for side sleepers in any weight bracket. The latex comfort system is designed to allow sleepers to sink in slightly without compromising good sleep posture, and the Euro-top and wool and cashmere batting add plushness to help alleviate tension throughout the body.
Excess sinkage can sometimes be an issue for side sleepers over 230 pounds, but the considerable pushback from the latex layer helps minimize this tendency. While some side sleepers under 130 pounds might prefer a slightly softer model, most should experience sufficient pressure relief.
Back sleepers of all sizes should find a suitable balance of cushioning and responsive support with the Luxe model.
Back sleepers typically need a slightly firmer mattress to distribute body weight and promote healthy spinal alignment. The wool and latex supply just enough cushioning to the neck and spine without permitting the shoulders and back to sink too deeply. The sturdy coil system helps keep the lumbar region aloft to reduce pressure buildup in this sensitive area.
The mattress is suitable for most back sleepers, though it performs particularly well for back sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds.
The Birch Luxe offers an adequate firmness level for most stomach sleepers.
Stomach sleepers generally require a firmer surface to keep the spine on an even plane. Although the Birch Luxe is medium firm, latex doesn’t hug the body as much as memory foam, so the midsection is less likely to sink in excessively. The coil core adds another level of responsiveness and support to help sleepers stay on top of the mattress.
As a result, the Birch Luxe stacks up well for stomach sleepers in all weight categories, and especially those who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds.
Birch Luxe Mattress
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
The Birch Luxe Mattress can be purchased through the brand’s website or viewed at the company’s showroom in New York City. The mattress is also available for purchase in Canada.
Birch offers free FedEx Ground shipping to all 50 U.S. states for the Luxe Mattress. Orders to Canada incur an extra delivery fee.
Most orders ship within 5 to 10 days of placing an order. The mattress is compressed in plastic and shipped in a rectangular box. Customers don’t need to be home to sign for the package, and professional installation isn’t necessary.
Once removed from the plastic, the mattress expands on its own and quickly assumes its full shape. The box may require more than one person to carry and should only be opened in the room where it is intended to be used.
Birch does not currently offer White Glove delivery, expedited shipping, or old mattress removal.
Customers have 100 nights to test the Birch Luxe before deciding whether to keep or return the mattress for a full refund. The trial has a 30-night required break-in period.
For customers who request a return, Birch will coordinate pickup and either recycle the mattress or donate it to a charity.
The Birch Luxe Mattress includes a limited, prorated 25-year warranty that protects customers from defects in material and craftsmanship, including impressions 1 inch or deeper.
Birch will repair or replace any defective mattress for the first 10 years without any cost to the customer. After 10 years, the customer is responsible for paying at least half of the cost of the original mattress, as well as shipping fees. The percentage that the customer covers increases over time until the warranty expires. Additional terms apply.
Birch also offers an accidental damage coverage plan for an additional fee. The optional 10-year plan covers everyday wear and tear like unintentional stains, tears, and cracking.
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