Parachute Home is a U.S.-based brand that specializes in bedding products made from natural and sustainably sourced materials. This review will take an in-depth look at the Parachute Home Mattress, also known as the Parachute Mattress or simply “The Mattress.” This hybrid model, which debuted in 2019, is currently the only mattress model available from the brand.
Unlike many competing beds, the Parachute Mattress does not contain any foam or latex layers. The comfort layer consists of New Zealand wool batting, followed by three stacked layers of pocketed microcoils. The mattress also features a wool batting transitional layer and a support core of standard-size pocketed coils. The bed’s four coil layers create a highly responsive feel with plenty of bounciness on the surface. Altogether, the Parachute Mattress measures 13 inches thick, making it a high-profile model. It is considered firm, which rates as a 7-8 on the 1-10 firmness scale.
This review covers construction and material specs, current prices in every available size, and performance ratings based on owner experiences and our own product analysis. We’ll also take a closer look at product reviews for the mattress, as well as Parachute Home’s shipping, return, and warranty policies.
The Parachute Mattress is unlike most competing hybrid models sold today because it contains neither foam nor latex. Instead, the bed’s comfort system features a top batting layer of New Zealand wool over three rows of stacked pocketed microcoils. The batting does not conform like the comfort materials found in other hybrids, but it provides noticeable cushioning for the body. The microcoils contour a bit while making the mattress feel very responsive. Overall, the mattress has a firm (7-8) feel.
Another wool layer separates the microcoils from the support core, and also acts as the bed’s fire-resistant barrier. The base layer is composed of pocketed coils divided into three zones based on coil gauge, or thickness. Thinner, high-gauge coils cradle the head, shoulders, and legs while thicker, low-gauge coils provide enhanced support to the torso, midsection, and hips. Stronger coils also line the perimeter of the mattress to minimize sinkage when you get in and out of bed. The zoned coils coupled with the firm surface feel make the Parachute Mattress highly suitable for people who weigh 130 pounds or more, particularly back and stomach sleepers. The base padding layer of this mattress is also made from New Zealand wool.
The entire mattress is encased in a cover made of certified organic cotton, which has a very soft feel. The Parachute Mattress measures 13 inches thick.
The Parachute Mattress is considered a hybrid due to its pocketed coil layers, but it does not contain foam or latex – both of which are commonly found in hybrid models. A full list of the bed’s components is found below:
New Zealand wool batting
Pocketed microcoils (3 tiers)
New Zealand wool insulator pad
3-zone pocketed coils
New Zealand wool insulator pad
The Parachute Mattress’s price-point is on par with the average hybrid model. Parachute Home does not offer any add-ons or customizations for the mattress that affect its price-point, and no bundling options with other products are available at this time.
Standard ground shipping is free for all customers in the contiguous U.S. If you select White Glove delivery, this will incur an additional charge on top of the bed’s sticker price. Mattress returns within the 100-night trial are also free of charge.
|Twin||38" x 75"||13"||75 lbs.||$1299|
|Twin XL||38" x 80"||13"||80 lbs.||$1299|
|Full||53" x 75"||13"||100 lbs.||$1799|
|Queen||60" x 80"||13"||120 lbs.||$1899|
|King||76" x 80"||13"||150 lbs.||$2199|
|California King||72" x 84"||13"||160 lbs.||$2199|
While considered a hybrid, the Parachute Mattress features a coil-on-coil design that makes the surface feel as responsive and bouncy as a traditional innerspring. Additionally, the wool batting layer does not absorb movement quite like foam or latex. As a result, motion isolation for the Parachute Mattress is fair at best. You may notice a fair amount of movement transferring across the surface when your partner changes positions or gets in and out of bed. Depending on how light of a sleeper you are, this can lead to more sleep disturbances during the night.
The Parachute Mattress can be somewhat noisy, as well. The pocketed coils, while quieter than other coil types, may produce occasional squeaks and creaks that can be disruptive. If you and your co-sleeper are looking for a quiet mattress that isolates motion well, you may want to consider another model altogether, such as an all-foam or latex model.
People often develop pressure points from sleeping on a mattress that does not offer enough body-contouring or support. The Parachute Mattress is certainly supportive, thanks to its four coil layers and firm surface feel. However, the wool batting comfort layer does not provide the same level of contouring as foam or latex. You’ll feel some cushioning, but the wool does not hug the body or evenly distribute weight very effectively.
Those who weigh at least 130 pounds should feel less pressure on the Parachute Mattress, due to its robust support system and zoned support core. This is especially true for back and stomach sleepers, who often feel added pressure on mattresses that sink too much beneath heavier areas of the body.
Side sleepers and people who weigh less than 130 pounds may not experience enough conforming or pressure relief on the mattress to sleep comfortably.
Hybrids generally offer good temperature regulation, but the Parachute Mattress sleeps exceptionally cool even compared to other hybrid models. This can be attributed to its various components.
The wool batting comfort layer is quite breathable, and it also wicks away moisture to keep you dry and comfortable during the night. All four coil layers promote steady airflow, as well. This ensures a consistently cool temperature throughout the entire mattress, including the surface. Lastly, the bed’s organic cotton cover is highly breathable and it prevents the mattress from absorbing too much body heat.
The firm feel of the Parachute Mattress also plays a role in temperature control. By providing strong reinforcement to keep your body on an even plane, you’ll feel more airflow on the surface of the mattress. By contrast, softer beds that sink more tend to cut off airflow, making sleepers feel excessively warm in the process.
Edge support is a major strength of the Parachute Mattress. Thanks to the bed’s four coil layers and firm feel, you’ll barely feel any sinkage when sitting along or lying near the perimeter. The zoned support core with thick coils on the perimeter offers some added reinforcement. This makes getting on and off the mattress fairly easy, regardless of how much you weigh. You should also feel secure sleeping near the edges without worrying about rolling off the bed.
Hybrids generally excel at edge support, since coils protect mattress edges better than foam and latex layers, and coil-on-coil models often perform even better. So it’s no surprise that the Parachute Mattress – technically a coil-on-coil-on-coil-on-coil model – outperforms many of its main competitors in this category. If you’re looking for a bed that barely sinks at all, this may be the mattress for you.
As we’ve discussed, the Parachute Mattress contains four individual coil layers that give the mattress a very responsive feel. This creates a bounce-back effect that makes moving across the bed rather easy. The surface won’t sink too much, regardless of your body type, and getting on and off the bed should be a quick and painless process.
A common complaint from owners of mattresses with foam layers is that, regardless of how firm the bed feels, the surface sinks too much beneath their weight. The wool batting found in the Parachute Mattress is less susceptible to sinkage on its own. With multiple coil tiers reinforcing the comfort layer, you won’t need to worry about feeling trapped by your mattress as you move across the surface. This characteristic also makes it a great mattress for sex.
Although every couple has their own preferences, most find that responsive mattresses are most comfortable for sex. Due to its multiple coil layers, the Parachute Mattress is a standout because it offers more bounciness and easier movement than many competing innersprings and hybrids. You and your partner won’t sink much, if at all, and shouldn’t feel too restricted when changing positions or moving around on the mattress. Strong edge support also ensures you can use the bed’s entire surface.
One thing to note, however, is that the Parachute Mattress can be somewhat loud and is not very discreet. Additionally, the wool batting does not provide much traction, so you may slide across the surface a bit. These are minor points, though. Based on surveys, the majority of couples will find the Parachute Mattress perfectly suitable for amorous activities.
All mattresses produce some initial odor after you remove them from their packaging. Beds with foam layers tend to emit the strongest and most persistent smells, while latex beds are associated with fainter – yet still noticeable – off-gassing odor. The Parachute Mattress, which contains neither foam nor latex, represents a refreshing alternative to mattress buyers. You may detect some smells from the wool batting at first, but don’t expect them to linger for too long. According to most owners, these odors should dissipate in a matter of days.
Mattresses with coil systems usually lose their off-gassing smells much faster than those with solid foam or latex layers. Coils promote steady air circulation to help clear out unwanted odor. As the Parachute Mattress contains multiple coil layers, it provides better odor control than many competing hybrids and innersprings.
If you find the Parachute Mattress still smells after a couple of days, we recommend placing it in a well-ventilated room until the issue is resolved.
Side Sleepers: For most side sleepers, the ideal mattress feels somewhat soft and contours closely to the body with extra cushioning for the shoulders and hips. This promotes even spinal alignment, which can reduce aches, pains, and pressure points that occur when the body is not properly aligned. The Parachute Mattress does not offer these qualities. The surface has a firm feel and the wool batting does not conform much. As a result, side sleepers may not receive the pressure relief they need to feel comfortable in bed.
That said, side sleepers who weigh at least 130 pounds will probably find the Parachute Mattress to be fairly comfortable. While they won’t experience deep conforming, the bed’s robust coil layers prevent excessive sinkage around the shoulders and hips, which is a common source of pressure for those who sleep on their sides. By contrast, those who weigh less than 130 pounds will probably find the mattress to be too firm, which can lead to waking up with aches and pains.
Back Sleepers: The Parachute Mattress is very well-suited to back sleepers, and this can be attributed to its sturdy design. Those who primarily use this position typically need more firmness and support than side sleepers. Back sleeping promotes spinal alignment, so cushioning is not necessarily needed. Rather, the mattress should provide enough reinforcement to keep the sleeper’s body on an even plane without sagging too much.
The Parachute Mattress maintains great stability thanks to its microcoil layers, as well as a zoned support core that offers extra support to the back and hips without feeling too firm around other areas of the body. We highly recommend this model to any back sleeper who weighs 130 pounds or more. Those who weigh less than 130 pounds may find the mattress a little firm, but they won’t need to worry about sinking or sagging as they might on a less supportive mattress.
Stomach Sleepers: Stomach sleepers often have a hard time finding a comfortable mattress. This position is associated with more aches and pains than side and back sleeping, as most people carry a fair amount of weight between the shoulders and hips. Sleeping face-down can cause you to sink too far into most beds, leading to added pain around the neck, shoulders, and lower back.
We’re happy to report that the Parachute Mattress is an optimal choice for stomach sleepers, particularly those who weigh at least 130 pounds. The microcoil layers offer great support near the surface to prevent too much sinking. Deeper in the bed, the zoned support core features thicker coils to reinforce the mattress beneath the chest, stomach, and other areas of the body with disproportionate weight. Stomach sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds may find the mattress a bit too firm, but still very supportive all the same.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
Reviews found on Parachute Home’s official product page for the Parachute Mattress are quite favorable. Reviews with four- and five-star ratings focus on different strengths of the mattress, including less pressure and back pain, low odor potential, and excellent temperature regulation. Many positive reviewers note that the mattress combined with a softer topper creates a very balanced and comfortable feel.
Negative reviews call out a few issues. Many reviewers find the mattress too firm and non-contouring to feel comfortable, with some noting that the absence of foam is to the bed’s detriment. A few side sleepers add that the mattress feels too stiff.
Roughly 13 percent of the reviews include a three-star rating, and touch on both positive and negative attributes. A few people claim the mattress feel becomes firmer and harder over time, leading to less comfort.
You’ll find reviews for the Parachute Mattress near the bottom of its product page. Filter the results by high or low rating, date, and reviews with the most upvotes and downvotes.
The Parachute Mattress is exclusively sold through Parachute Home. You won’t be able to purchase this model through any third-party retailers or online exchanges, though other Parachute products are available through other sellers. The company currently operates several branded stores across the U.S. where you can also buy the mattress and other Parachute Home products.
Parachute Home offers free ground shipping anywhere in the contiguous U.S. Delivery is not available outside the lower 48 states. However, other Parachute Home products may be shipped to Alaska, Hawaii, U.S. territories, and a handful of international destinations.
The Parachute Mattress is compressed, wrapped in plastic, and vacuum-sealed for shipping. This process allows the mattress to fit inside a standard shipping container, which will be delivered directly to your doorstep. You don’t need to be at home to receive the package.
When the mattress arrives, carry the box to the bedroom where you plan to use it. The mattress weighs up to 120 pounds, so you may need assistance if you’ve ordered a larger size. Open the box, remove the plastic, and watch the mattress expand. Full shape recovery may take up to 48 hours.
Parachute Home offers White Glove delivery anywhere in the contiguous U.S. for a flat fee of $150. This service includes scheduled delivery date and time, in-home assembly, and old mattress removal. The mattress will be manufactured within two to three business days of your original order. After this process is complete, Parachute Home will contact you within seven to ten business days to coordinate the delivery.
Expedited ground shipping is not available with any mattress orders.
The Parachute Mattress comes with a 100-night sleep trial, which differs from the 60-night sleep trial Parachute Home offers for other products. The trial does not include a mandatory break-in period, so you’ll be able to return the mattress at any point of the 100-night window and receive a full product refund. The company will also dispatch a courier to pick up the mattress from your residence.
The Parachute Mattress is backed by a 10-year warranty. The warranty is completely non-prorated. If a defect develops, Parachute Home will attempt to repair your mattress; if this is not possible, the company will replace the bed and cover all associated costs.
This warranty covers manufacturing defects in the mattress that cause materials to split, crack, or otherwise deteriorate prematurely. Other issues such as normal wear and tear, physical damage, and issues that arise from the use of an unsupportive foundation are not considered defects under this warranty.