Arizona-based Tuft & Needle was one of the early leaders of the bed-in-a-box movement. The company produces a line of sleep products, including bed frames, bedding, and mattresses. Mattress models include the flagship all-foam Tuft & Needle Mattress, the Hybrid Mattress, and the Mint Mattress. We’ll cover the Tuft & Needle and the Hybrid in more depth in separate reviews on this site. This review will focus exclusively on the Tuft & Needle Mint.
The Tuft & Needle Mint is the company’s luxury all-foam model. Like the Tuft & Needle, the Mint uses proprietary T&N Adaptive foam and a polyfoam core. While the Tuft & Needle uses just one layer of T&N Adaptive foam, the Mint uses two layers for extra cradling and pressure relief. Because the Mint uses more material, it also comes in at a slightly higher price-point.
We’ll examine the Mint’s construction, pricing, performance, and owner reviews to help you decide if it is a good mattress for you. We’ll also summarize Tuft & Needle policies to give you a better idea of what to expect during the purchasing process.
Three layers of foam give the Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress its distinctive feel.
The comfort layer uses 3 inches of T&N Adaptive foam, while the transition layer is 2 inches of the same material. T&N Adaptive foam is a high-density polyfoam engineered to contour to the sleeper to relieve pressure points without trapping heat. An infusion of graphite in the comfort layer pulls heat away from the body, while ceramic gel beads in the transition layer add to the cooling. The support core consists of 7 inches of high-density polyfoam crafted to provide an even plane while resisting impressions and sagging.
A knit cover of a micro polyamide and polyester blend encases the mattress. This material is embedded with an antimicrobial protectant that is designed to prevent microbes – including harmful bacteria – from affecting the lifespan of the mattress. This cover is breathable so that warm air can dissipate away from the mattress.
The Mint comes in one firmness option, which rates at a 6 on the 10-point firmness scale, or a “medium firm” feel. Most sleepers will likely find this mid-range firmness comfortable.
The Mint is constructed of three layers of polyfoam. The top two layers use Tuft & Needle’s proprietary T&N Adaptive foam, while the support layer uses high-density polyfoam.
Micro Polyamide and Polyester Blend with Embedded Antimicrobial Protection
3″ Polyfoam (Adaptive Foam, Graphite- and Gel-Infused)
2″ Polyfoam (Adaptive Foam, Graphite- and Gel-Infused)
The Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress is priced around the average for an all-foam mattress. Additionally, there are frequent promotions throughout the year that can help shoppers save more money.
|Twin||39" x 75"||12"||50 lbs.||$595|
|Twin XL||39" x 80"||12"||52 lbs.||$645|
|Full||54" x 75"||12"||66 lbs.||$845|
|Queen||60" x 80"||12"||80 lbs.||$995|
|King||76" x 80"||12"||100 lbs.||$1145|
|California King||72" x 84"||12"||100 lbs.||$1145|
With three layers of polyfoam, the Mint Mattress absorbs a similar amount of motion to many all-foam models on the market. This means that a sleeper is unlikely to feel vibrations when their partner moves on the other side of the bed, which might reduce nighttime disturbances.
The Mint uses two layers of T&N Adaptive foam, which is crafted to relieve pressure points. These layers total 5 inches thick, leaving plenty of space for a sleeper’s shoulders and hips. Since the comfort and transition layers adjust to the shape of each person’s body, they can take some of the pressure off wider areas that put more force on a mattress.
Because of the Mint’s medium firm feel, sleepers who weigh under 230 pounds are more likely to experience a good combination of contouring and support. Those who weigh over 230 pounds may experience more sagging and/or pressure buildup, particularly around the middle of the mattress.
All-foam models often trap heat, but the Mint combats this problem with multiple cooling features that may satisfy people who tend to sleep hot. The cover is crafted to allow air circulation into the mattress. A graphite infusion in the comfort layer wicks heat away from the sleeper’s body, while ceramic gel beads in the transition layer further redistribute heat. Thanks to these features, the Mint sleeps cooler than most foam models
Foam mattresses usually do not have reinforced edges, but the Mint does. This gives the Mint’s perimeter a more secure feel than most all-foam models.
The edge of the support layer is reinforced with 4 inches of extra-firm foam, which reduces sinkage when an individual approaches the perimeter of the bed. This may enable sleepers to use the mattress more fully without avoiding the edge due to feelings of instability.
While the Mint has sturdier edges than many all-foam models, heavier individuals are still likely to notice some sinkage. This could become more significant over time as foam often softens with use.
The Mint Mattress is easier to move around on than many all-foam models. Thanks to its use of polyfoam, the Mint has a more responsive feel than most mattresses that contain memory foam. Since polyfoam tends to regain its shape quickly and resist impressions, sleepers are unlikely to feel trapped in the bed and should be able to change position without difficulty. The medium firm feel adds to the overall ease of movement by not allowing most sleepers to sink in excessively.
Since it has a more responsive feel than many foam models, the Mint may be more conducive to sex. While the Mint doesn’t have the same bounce as most models with coils, the polyfoam has a somewhat springy feel. The Mint is easy to move on, so most couples won’t feel constricted. At the same time, the comfort and transition layers contour well enough to provide traction. Thanks to its whisper-quiet all-foam construction, the Mint is also discreet.
Like all mattresses, the Mint may have a slight odor when first introduced into your bedroom. This is particularly true due to the Mint’s use of synthetic foams, which often retain some manufacturing odors. Since the Mint ships compressed, these smells can’t escape until the mattress is unpacked. Off-gassing odors are usually viewed as harmless.
If you find the smell off-putting, you can leave your mattress in a well-ventilated space until the smell dissipates. This process usually takes between a few hours and a few days.
Two layers of T&N Adaptive foam give ample room for a side sleeper’s curves to sink in. This cradling redistributes the sleeper’s weight to take pressure off key body parts, like the hips and shoulders.
The Tuft & Needle Mint’s medium firm feel is especially suitable for side sleepers who weigh under 230 pounds, who are likely to enjoy exceptional contouring and pressure relief. While most side sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds will also sleep comfortably on the Mint, the mattress may be a little soft for some individuals in this weight group. The foam near their shoulders and hips could overcompress, causing too much sink and making it harder to keep their spines aligned.
Back sleepers who weigh under 230 pounds are likely to find the Tuft & Needle Mint comfortable thanks to its stable support. The comfort layer has enough give to allow the hips to sink in just a bit to better align the spine. Since the transition and support layers don’t allow much sinkage, the hips of most individuals in this weight group won’t sag into the mattress and push their spines out of alignment.
The Mint’s medium firm feel may not be supportive enough for back sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds. Their hips are likely to sink in more, which could make it challenging to keep their spines aligned.
The Tuft & Needle Mint has enough support to prevent most stomach sleepers’ hips from sinking in excessively and putting a strain on their spines. However, some stomach sleepers, especially those who weigh more or carry most of their weight near their midsections, may experience more significant sinkage.
Most stomach sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds will likely enjoy good cushioning from the two layers of T&N Adaptive foam. While the mattress may be slightly softer than ideal for some, the transition and support layers should provide enough pushback to promote good alignment for sleepers in this weight group. That being said, stomach sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds may struggle to maintain proper alignment as their midsections are likely to sink more deeply into the mattress.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
The Mint is available on the Tuft & Needle website, and orders ship within the United States. There are also brick-and-mortar Tuft & Needle stores in Arizona, California, Kansas, North Carolina, Oregon, and Washington.
Orders to addresses within the 48 contiguous United States ship free via FedEx Ground. Tuft & Needle sends tracking information when the order ships. If a customer has special delivery instructions, they can contact Tuft & Needle.
Most mattresses ship in 1 to 5 business days. Orders to Alaska and Hawaii carry an extra charge and usually take between 7 to 10 business days. For a $50 fee, same-day delivery is available in some locations.
Mattresses arrive compressed in plastic and encased in a box. The owner is responsible for moving the mattress into their house, unpacking it, and setting it up.
White Glove delivery is offered in the 48 contiguous United States for a $150 fee. It includes mattress delivery, unpackaging, setup, and removal of the old mattress. Available delivery times may vary.
The Mint Mattress comes with a 100-night period to try the mattress in your home. If you choose to return the mattress during this timeframe, you can receive a full refund of the purchase price. Tuft & Needle will help arrange to donate or dispose of the unwanted mattress. This offer is limited to one return per household per year.
Tuft & Needle provides a 10-year limited warranty on the Mint Mattress. This warranty applies to the original owner who purchased the mattress from an authorized vendor. To be eligible, the damage must not be the result of abuse, misuse, neglect, or the use of an improper foundation.
The warranty covers defects that include impressions over .75 inches, cracking or splitting of the foam caused by a physical flaw, and defects in the cover. At its discretion, Tuft & Needle will either repair or replace mattresses it finds defective.
Additional terms and conditions apply.