Founded by a fourth-generation mattress maker, Spindle launched in 2013. This direct-to-consumer consumer company focuses on one main item: the Spindle Mattress. It also produces foundations and additional 3-inch layers of latex to use with the mattress.
The Spindle Mattress uses three layers of natural Dunlop latex, a layer of wool batting, and an organic cotton cover. It comes in three firmness options to cater to sleepers from different weight groups and with distinct position preferences. The layers of the mattress can also be repositioned to adjust the feel of the two firmer versions of the mattress.
Our Spindle Mattress review will cover its construction, performance, pricing, customer reviews, and company policies. We’ll also detail variations in the performance between the three firmnesses to help you decide which option may be best for your sleep style.
The Spindle Mattress comes in three firmness options: Soft, Medium, and Firm. Rating around 4 on the 10-point firmness scale, the Soft version is more akin to medium-soft. The Medium option is a true medium, rating at a 5. Since it rates around 6, the Firm option could be considered medium-firm.
Each mattress uses a knit cover made of organic cotton. This cover has enough stretch to move with the latex layers. It is also breathable so that air can circulate into and out of the bed. A 1-inch layer of wool is quilted into the cover to help regulate the temperature while cushioning the sleep surface.
The body of the mattress uses three 3-inch layers of Dunlop latex, and the firmness of these layers varies between the different firmness options. Medium latex is used in all three layers of the Soft version of the mattress. The Medium version has two layers of medium latex and a layer of firm latex. The Firm version comes with a layer of medium latex and two layers of firm latex. These layers can be rearranged to adjust the feel of the mattress.
Dunlop latex is popular for its durability, bounce, and breathability. Latex has low point elasticity, so it doesn’t compress directly under the sleeper’s weight like standard memory foam or polyfoam. Instead, it distributes the compression over more of the mattress. Sleepers often liken the feel to sleeping “on” rather than “in” the mattress.
The Spindle Mattress consists of three 3-inch layers of natural Dunlop latex encased in an organic cotton cover quilted with a layer of wool batting.
Organic Cotton (GOTS Certified)
1″ Natural Wool (Quilted into Organic Cotton Cover)
3″ Dunlop Latex
3″ Dunlop Latex
3″ Dunlop Latex
The Spindle Mattress is sold at approximately the average price point for an all-latex model. While latex mattresses are usually pricier than most foam or innerspring models, they tend to be quite durable. This can make the Spindle and similarly-constructed models a good value since owners may not need to replace them as soon.
Frequent discounts on the Spindle website can help customers save money off the list price. Additionally, Spindle has a 60-day price guarantee in which the company will refund the difference if the mattress price drops during this window.
Spindle produces most standard mattress sizes, but it does not currently offer California king size. The company can also make split firmness mattresses on request for an additional fee, though it only recommends this option for king size mattresses. The mattress weights listed below are estimates, and there will be some differences between mattress weights based on the firmness and natural variations in the materials
|Twin XL||38"x 80"||10"||-||$1,599|
|Full||54" x 75"||10"||-||$2,299|
|Queen||60" x 80"||10"||-||$2,499|
|King||76" x 80"||10"||-||$2,999|
Each of the three firmness options of the Spindle Mattress absorbs a moderate amount of motion, which is similar to most latex models. The latex layers reduce but do not completely eliminate motion transfer. This is due in part to the foam’s springiness. The 1-inch of wool batting quilted into the cover helps dampen some of the vibrations that may spread across the latex layers.
This motion isolation should be sufficient for most individuals who sleep with partners. They shouldn’t feel a lot of movement when their partner changes position. However, people who awaken easily when their partner stirs may be more aware of the slight motion transfer.
All three of Spindle’s firmness options have better pressure relief than some latex models. The three layers of latex contour to the sleeper’s body to redistribute their weight and reduce pressure buildup. Wool batting quilted into the cover also cushions pressure points.
To enjoy the best pressure relief, sleepers should generally aim to select a firmness that corresponds to their weight and sleep position. Most people who weigh under 130 pounds are likely to get the best combination of pressure relief and support when sleeping on the Medium version of the Spindle. Those who weigh over 130 pounds may experience gentle cradling with less sinkage on the Firm version of the mattress.
For optimal pressure relief, Spindle owners may also want to experiment with repositioning the latex foam layers to fine-tune the feel of their mattress.
The Spindle regulates temperatures quite well, which is similar to most latex models. Even people prone to sleeping hot are likely to stay cool and dry on the Spindle Mattress. A breathable cotton cover allows air into the mattress, while wool batting helps limit heat buildup and pull moisture away from the sleeper’s body. Latex foam tends to be breathable thanks to its open-cell structure, but the Spindle Mattress also amplifies the airflow with holes in the material to allow heat to escape.
Soft: 3/5, Medium: 3/5, Firm: 4/5
Since latex mattresses typically do not have reinforced edges, the compression of the foam could make the bed’s perimeter feel somewhat unstable.
The Soft and Medium versions of the Spindle Mattress have similar edge support to most latex models. Individuals could experience some sagging when they sit or sleep near the edge of the bed, but this shouldn’t be enough to significantly limit how much of the sleep surface they can use. Sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds are likely to notice more edge sinkage.
The Firm version of the Spindle has a sturdier edge than many latex models, which may make it a good option for people who weigh more than 230 pounds or who use the perimeter of the bed extensively.
Latex mattresses like the Spindle tend to have a buoyant feel, which makes them relatively easy to move on. The Spindle Mattress’s three layers of latex spring back to their original shape quickly when the sleeper moves or changes position. Additionally, latex doesn’t hug as closely to the body as most memory foam or polyfoam, so most people shouldn’t feel trapped in the bed.
Soft: 4/5, Medium: 5/5, Firm: 5/5
Couples often enjoy the springy feel of latex mattresses for sex. When it comes to amorous activity, the Soft version of the Spindle Mattress performs similarly to many all-latex mattresses. It has some bounce, and it also has good conforming to provide traction.
The Medium and Firm versions of the Spindle Mattress may be exceptionally conducive to sex. These versions have more bounce and less sinkage than many latex models, but the wool batting and top layer of latex should still provide enough contouring for traction.
Many new products retain some odors from the manufacturing process. Natural latex mattresses usually do not have as much of an odor as mattresses with synthetic foams. The Spindle has similar off-gassing potential to most natural latex mattresses. It could have a slight natural or rubbery smell due to the use of wool and natural latex. However, this smell is likely to be very subtle and should dissipate fairly quickly.
We wouldn’t expect most owners to feel the need to air out their Spindle Mattress before using it, but some may choose to leave the mattress in a well-ventilated space until any odors dissipate. This usually occurs within a few hours to a few days.
A side sleeper’s hips and shoulders usually put more force on a mattress due to their width, and this can lead to pressure buildup. The Spindle’s quilted cover cushions the surface of the bed, and its latex layers cradle the sleeper’s body. This contouring redistributes body weight to take pressure off of a side sleeper’s hips and shoulders.
Side sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds should get an exceptional blend of pressure-relieving contouring and spinal support from either the Soft or the Medium version of the Spindle. Those who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds may prefer the balanced feel of the Medium or Firm version of the mattress. The Firm version of the mattress is likely to be the best match for side sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds, though some individuals in this weight group could experience sagging near their hips and shoulders.
Sleeping on the back usually keeps the spine relatively well aligned, so most back sleepers need a mattress that will support their natural alignment. Sagging near the hips is one of the most common problems for back sleepers, and it is usually a result of sleeping on a mattress that is too soft for their body type. With three firmness options, the Spindle Mattress can accommodate many back sleepers.
The three layers of latex adjust to the shape of the sleeper, letting a back sleeper’s hips sink in a bit. Wool batting quilted into the cover also adds cushioning, which many back sleepers may enjoy.
Back sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds should get enough support from the Medium version of the Spindle to promote proper spinal alignment. Those who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds may prefer the Medium or Firm version of the mattress, though their hips could sink in a bit too much on either option. Individuals who weigh over 230 pounds may find all the versions of the Spindle Mattress softer than ideal, but the Medium or Firm options would give them more support than the Soft version.
Since people tend to carry much of their body weight near their middles, a stomach sleeper’s belly and hips often pull their midsection too deeply into a mattress. To counteract this effect, side sleepers usually need a supportive mattress, but they also tend to like a touch of plushness. Wool batting gives the Spindle Mattress a plusher feel, while the latex layers provide support.
Since stomach sleepers generally need firmer mattresses to get the support they need, the Spindle’s three firmness options may be on the soft side for stomach sleepers who weigh over 130 pounds. However, the Firm version is likely to be the best option for stomach sleepers in this weight group. Individuals who weigh under 130 pounds should get ample support from the Medium version of the mattress.
Spindle – Soft
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
Spindle – Medium
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
Spindle – Firm
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
Spindle ships its mattress to locations within the United States and Canada. It is sold through the Spindle website and Amazon. Customers can also try the mattress at the Spindle showroom in Acton, Massachusetts and Your Organic Bedroom in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
The Spindle Mattress ships for free in the contiguous United States via FedEx or UPS. Spindle also ships mattresses to Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada, but additional fees apply. Most mattresses ship within 7 business days and arrive 1 to 7 business days later. Customers will receive a tracking number when their mattress ships.
Each mattress ships unassembled. Twin size mattresses ship in two boxes, while the full, queen, and king sizes ship in three boxes. The components are wrapped in plastic sheeting, rolled, placed in a plastic sheath, and packed in a box. The customer is responsible for moving the mattress components into their home, unpacking them, and assembling the mattress.
Customers in the contiguous United States can purchase in-home delivery service from Ryder through Spindle for $299. Ryder will work with the customer to arrange a delivery window. In-home delivery may take up to 4 weeks. A two-person team will bring in the boxes, unpack them, assemble the mattress, and remove packaging materials. The customer will need to tell the team which layer configuration they prefer. If you arrange in advance, the team can also remove your old mattress for an additional $150 fee.
When purchased directly through Spindle, the Spindle Mattress has a 365-night sleep trial. Spindle asks that customers try the mattress for 30 to 60 days. If they do not adjust to their new mattress, Spindle will work with the customer to find ways to make it more comfortable. Customers who still aren’t satisfied can return the mattress for a full refund of the purchase price. They will be responsible for removing identifying labels, donating the mattress to a charitable organization, and mailing Spindle the labels and a letter showing that the mattress has been donated.
Spindle also has a 25 Year Comfort Life program during which the original owner can buy another layer of latex at a 30% discount. This gives customers the option of refurbishing or adjusting the firmness of their mattress without replacing it.
This does not apply to purchases through third-party websites, including Amazon.
The Spindle Mattress comes with a 10-year limited warranty. At no cost, Spindle will repair or replace materials with qualifying structural defects for customers in the 48 contiguous states.
To be eligible, the claimant must be the original purchaser and provide proof of purchase. The law tag must remain attached. Abuse, misuse, stains, burns, and other physical damage may void the warranty. The use of an improper foundation also voids the warranty.
Additional terms and conditions apply.