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The Spindle Mattress comes in two firmness options: Medium and Firm. The Medium option is a true medium, rating at a 5 on the 10-point firmness scale. Since it rates around 7, the Firm option could be considered a true firm as well.
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. 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"||-||$1,600|
|Full||54" x 75"||10"||-||$2,300|
|Queen||60" x 80"||10"||-||$2,500|
|King||76" x 80"||10"||-||$3,000|
The Spindle offers a lot of versatility by giving you the option to adjust the firmness levels. You can order the layers of the bed to fit your comfort level. But we found these layers to be quite unwieldy, and it took significant effort to deconstruct the bed in order to reconstruct it once again at a different firmness preference.
We also found that it was hard to move around our Test Lab. The bed lacks a rigid structure, and it easily collapsed in on itself as we tried to get it in place. We recommend having a friend or family member assist with the set up or movement of this bed.
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 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 two firmness options, the Spindle Mattress can accommodate most 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 the softer option. Individuals who weigh over 230 pounds may find the Firm option to be the best match in terms of providing significant support, while they may find the Medium to be lacking.
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 Medium firmness option may be on the soft side for stomach sleepers who weigh over 130 pounds. Instead, 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 Mattress – Medium
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
Spindle Mattress – 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.
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