Douglas Alpine Mattress Review
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The all-foam Douglas Alpine Mattress is manufactured by GoodMorning.com, a Canadian company focused on both reducing its environmental impact and making quality beds. To reduce its carbon footprint, GoodMorning.com bypasses international shipping by making mattresses in Canada with materials sourced from Canadian suppliers.
One of three Douglas mattresses, the Alpine lands in the middle in both price and height. The Douglas Original is the least expensive and has a 10-inch profile, while the 12-inch Douglas Summit is the most expensive option. All three beds consist of three layers of CertiPUR-US certified foam, meaning the foam is free of many potentially hazardous materials.
Besides the Douglas line, GoodMorning.com also produces three other mattresses—the Novosbed, the Full Moon, and the Logan & Cove. The Novosbed is the company’s flagship mattress, which provides a more premium all-foam option. The Full Moon is a budget-friendly foam bed, and the Logan & Cove is a luxury hybrid mattress.
All of the Douglas beds incorporate advanced foam technology and feature a zippered, removable cover. The Alpine stands out for its multiple layers of cooling materials, as well as its effective motion isolation. Couples and hot sleepers who like the feel of a foam mattress but want to avoid heat buildup can especially benefit from this bed. As a bonus, a free mattress protector is included with orders.
We’ll examine the details of the Douglas Alpine’s construction and performance. We’ll also discuss its size options, price-point, and availability to help you determine if it’s the best mattress for you.
- Eco-conscious consumers
- Combination sleepers
- Hot sleepers who prefer the conformity of memory foam
- One firmness option
- Only available in Canada
- May not provide enough support for some stomach sleepers
As with other all-foam mattresses, the Douglas Alpine Mattress performs very well at minimizing motion transfer from one side of the bed to the other.
We found that the top gel-infused foam layer absorbs the majority of movement. Underneath, the Elastex polyfoam layer has more bounce, but its contouring works with the comfort layer for above-average motion isolation.
The Douglas Alpine’s ability to prevent motion transfer makes it a good option for people sleeping with a partner, pets, or children. They are less likely to be disturbed during the night by the movements of bed partners.
Despite its medium firm (6) feel, the Douglas Alpine Mattress offers an impressive amount of pressure relief, similar to what you might find in plusher models. Our testers noted that the top ecoLight layer allowed their hips and shoulders to sink in just enough to prevent pressure points from forming.
The Elastex polyfoam transitional layer evenly distributed body weight, providing good pressure relief without sacrificing too much support.
The dense polyfoam support core works with the upper two layers to provide an even level of conformity across the entire surface area.
During our thermal tests, the Douglas Alpine Mattress performed well compared to other foam beds, thanks to its cooling technology and breathable materials. Our testers reported that the medium firm (6) construction provided less “hug” than other foam models, allowing body heat to dissipate.
The Infinitex fibers in the cover are designed to wick moisture away from the body. The gel-infused comfort layer incorporates phase change material engineered to draw heat away from the body and release it back as needed.
Thanks to its design, the Douglas Alpine is a good choice for hot sleepers who want the contouring of foam without the heat buildup common in all-foam mattresses.
While most foam beds come up short on edge support, the Douglas Alpine Mattress did well in this category during our tests. Its medium firm (6) feel provides a bit more resistance than plusher models.
The Elastex foam layer has a bouncy responsiveness similar to latex, which prevents excessive sinkage near the edge of the mattress. This allows sleepers to comfortably use more of the surface area.
Good edge support also gives each person extra space to move without disturbing the other. People with limited mobility will also find it easier to get into and out of bed.
While the Douglas Alpine Mattress has more edge support than typical foam beds, it’s about average compared to other types of mattresses. As a result, people weighing over 230 pounds may not get enough support when sitting on the edge.
Our testers reported that the Douglas Alpine Mattress doesn’t restrict movement as much as some other foam mattresses. We found it fairly easy to change positions, roll over, and get in and out of bed without experiencing the “stuck” feeling that often occurs when trying to move on a foam mattress.
This is primarily due to the responsive nature of the Elastex polyfoam layer. It counteracts the comfort layer’s contouring, preventing the excessive sinkage that can make movement challenging. This makes the mattress a good fit for sleepers who often change position during the night.
The Douglas Alpine Mattress’ moderate responsiveness makes it a good option for sex, particularly compared to other all-foam mattresses.
Foam’s conforming nature isn’t usually conducive to sexual activity, but this bed’s medium firm (6) design and latex-like transitional layer help counteract that effect.
Partners will likely find that the ecoLight comfort layer hampers movement but still provides even contouring. At the same time, the more bouncy Elastex layer offers just enough pushback for most couples.
However, if sex is a priority, a hybrid mattress with more responsiveness might be a better choice.
Our testing showed that the Douglas Alpine Mattress produces less off-gassing than other foam beds.
Off-gassing occurs when new foam mattresses are opened, releasing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air. VOCs are generally considered harmless, but some people may find the smell unpleasant.
The Douglas Alpine’s off-gassing odors usually dissipate within 24 to 72 hours. It may help to place the mattress in a well-ventilated area.
Douglas Alpine Mattress Coupon
Sleeping Style and Body Weight
Douglas Alpine Mattress
The side sleepers on our team all liked the Douglas Alpine Mattress, although it particularly appealed to those weighing over 230 pounds. These testers felt that the ecoLight foam comfort layer provided the additional pressure relief that side sleepers typically need while preventing their hips and shoulders from sinking in too deeply.
The middle layer of Elastex foam works in tandem with the top layer, providing additional contouring as well as the necessary support to keep the spine aligned.
All-foam beds often lack the support needed for people over 230 pounds, but the Douglas Alpine Mattress excels in this area. Thanks to the latex-like nature of the Elastex layer, the bed effectively supports side sleepers in that weight range while maintaining a responsive feel.
During testing, the Douglas Alpine Mattress performed well for back sleepers of all weights, especially for those between 130 and 230 pounds. Our testers noted that the ecoLight comfort layer provided good contouring around their hips and supported healthy spinal alignment. It also cushioned the lower back, preventing any strain on the lumbar muscles, which can be a problem with mattresses that are too firm.
Sleepers weighing above 230 pounds typically experience excessive sinkage on foam beds. However, our team members in that range enjoyed the medium firm (6) feel and the support of the Elastex foam layer.
Overall, this bed proved versatile enough to meet the needs of back sleepers of all sizes and is a good option for those who prefer the feel of memory foam.
We found that the Douglas Alpine Mattress works well for stomach sleepers of all body types, which is not often the case with foam beds. It provided good support to the midsection, thanks to its medium firm (6) construction and Elastex transitional layer. Much like latex, the Elastex provides cushioned resistance that cradles the body while preventing excessive sinkage.
People weighing over 230 pounds often experience exaggerated curving of the spine while stomach sleeping on less supportive foam mattresses. However, our testers felt that the Douglas Alpine Mattress performed equally well for stomach sleepers in all weight ranges.
Douglas Alpine Mattress Review Breakdown
The three-layer Douglas Alpine Mattress has an all-foam construction with a medium firm (6) feel. It’s wrapped in a removable, machine-washable cover made of Douglas’ proprietary CoolSense fabric. The fabric consists of biodegradable Infinitex fibers derived from renewable, plant-based sources that are engineered to wick moisture away from the body. A zipper around the perimeter allows the top half to be removed for cleaning.
The comfort system begins with a 2.25-inch layer of ecoLight foam, which performs similarly to memory foam but undergoes a manufacturing process that reduces its carbon footprint by 40%. Some of the petrochemicals are replaced with natural vegetable oil, but the foam retains its pressure-relieving qualities.
This layer is infused with gel intended to disperse body heat and improve temperature regulation. The foam also contains phase change material intended to absorb excess body heat and release it back when needed to maintain a steady temperature.
A 2.25-inch transitional layer of Elastex polyfoam lies between the top comfort layer and support core. Similar to latex, it adds a bounce and responsiveness to the bed that is usually absent in foam mattresses. It also provides enhanced contouring and acts as a buffer, preventing the sleeper from sinking too far into the core.
The support core is made of a 6.5-inch layer of high-density polyfoam. This gives the bed a solid foundation that complements the pressure relief of the first two layers. It also absorbs movement, minimizing motion and sound transfer.
The all-foam Douglas Alpine Mattress consists of a cover made of Infinitex fibers surrounding a 2.25-inch gel foam comfort layer, a 2.25-inch Elastex polyfoam transitional layer, and a 6.5-inch high-density polyfoam support core.
ecoLight Foam and Elastex Foam
Mattress Prices and Sizing
When it comes to choosing a mattress, value seekers will likely appreciate that the Douglas Alpine Mattress has an average price-point compared to other all-foam beds. Even though it incorporates cooling technology and sustainable, biodegradable materials, it’s still more affordable than pricier luxury models.
The Alpine is available in six standard sizes, as well as split king, RV bunk small, RV three-quarter, and RV short queen. All sizes have an 11-inch profile.
Prices below are in Canadian dollars.
|Twin||38″ x 75″||11″||43 lbs.||$799 CAD|
|Twin XL||38″ x 80″||11″||47 lbs.||$849 CAD|
|Full||53″ x 75″||11″||58 lbs.||$899 CAD|
|Queen||60″ x 80″||11″||69 lbs.||$999 CAD|
|King||76″ x 80″||11″||86 lbs.||$1,099 CAD|
|California King||72″ x 84″||11″||86 lbs.||$1,099 CAD|
|Split King||76″ x 84″||11″||94 lbs. (2 pcs)||$1,678 CAD|
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Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies
Douglas only ships within Canada, and customers must order online, as the mattresses aren’t sold in any brick-and-mortar stores. Orders can be placed on the Douglas website. The bed isn’t available through any third-party online retailers.
The Douglas Alpine Mattress only ships within Canada. Shipping is free, with the exception of certain remote locations. Delivery time varies depending on your location, but is likely to be somewhere between one and six business days.
Each mattress is compressed, wrapped in plastic and packed in a box. King and queen mattresses typically require two people for handling. After the bed’s arrival, remove the mattress from its box and place it on the bed base.
Carefully cut open the plastic wrap, and the mattress will immediately begin expanding, reaching its full height in less than a minute. Buyers can sleep on it the same day it arrives.
Douglas doesn’t offer any additional services such as White Glove delivery or removal of an old mattress.
The Douglas Alpine Mattress comes with a 365-night sleep trial. Since new mattresses typically require a break-in period, it is only eligible for return after 30 days. If the bed is unsatisfactory after that, customers can contact the company for a free return.
Returned mattresses are picked up locally and donated to charity. A full refund is issued once the mattress has been picked up and removed. Timeline for processing the return will vary depending on your location and what services are available there.
Douglas offers a 15-year limited warranty that is valid for the original purchaser only, provided the mattress is unpacked within two weeks of delivery. Buyers must not remove the law and care labels attached to the mattress and must retain their original proof of purchase.
The warranty covers manufacturing defects in the fabric and zipper, as well as any indentation greater than 2 inches in the foam during normal use. Abuse and failure to use an appropriate bed foundation voids the warranty. When placing a claim, owners must submit photographic evidence of the defect.
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