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Tulo Mattress Review

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Written by

Austin Meadows


Ideal for:

  • Shoppers on a budget
  • Sleepers who want to select the firmness level
  • People who tend to wake up when their partner moves during the night
  • Individuals with sharp pressure points


  • The Soft version of the mattress may not be supportive enough for sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds
  • People who frequently sit or sleep near the perimeter of the bed may prefer a sturdier edge
  • The Tulo may not be as responsive as some couples would prefer for sex
Price Range:
$499 - $899
Mattress Type:
Medium Soft (4), Medium Firm (6), Firm (7)
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The Tulo company aims to give customers more choices to better meet their needs and preferences. It does this by selling mattresses both in-store and online and producing multiple firmness options to cater to different weight groups and sleep positions. The Tulo Mattress comes in three firmness options, which Tulo identifies as “Soft,” “Medium,” and “Firm.”

The Soft version rates around 4 on the 10-point firmness scale, which we consider a medium soft model. Tulo suggests that this mattress is good for side sleepers. Since the Medium rates around 6, we consider it a medium firm on our scale. Tulo recommends this option for stomach sleepers, people who change positions, and couples who favor different sleep positions. The Firm model rates at a 7, so it is truly firm. Tulo recommends this firmness setting for back sleepers.

Each firmness option uses a similar construction with four layers of foam constructed to achieve the desired feel while allowing cooling air circulation. They also share the same budget-friendly price point.

This review will examine all three firmness options of the Tulo Mattress, delve into their construction and materials, assess their performance, and detail their pricing. We’ll also summarize customer reviews and key company policies.

Choose Soft if…

  • You weigh under 230 pounds and sleep on your side
  • You like a plush feel

Choose Medium if…

  • You change sleep positions throughout the night
  • You sleep with a partner who has a different preferred position than you

Choose Firm if…

  • You sleep on your stomach
  • You frequently change sleep positions
  • You want a sturdier edge

Tulo Mattress Review Breakdown

The Tulo Mattress comes in three firmness ratings: Soft (4), Medium (6), and Firm (7). These ratings correspond to medium soft, medium firm, and firm respectively.

Each Tulo Mattress is encased in a breathable, soft-to-the-touch knit cover. This cover is constructed of a blend of polyester and cotton.

The Tulo’s comfort system consists of two layers. The top layer is 2 inches of memory foam that shapes to the sleeper’s body to relieve pressure points. Memory foam often has a reputation for retaining heat, so the Tulo Mattress combats this tendency with an infusion of titanium to wick away heat and ventilation to allow more airflow. Next, a 1.5-inch layer of open-cell convoluted polyfoam provides extra air circulation to further cool the mattress surface.

A 2-inch transition layer of polyfoam reinforces the comfort system to prevent excessive compression and extend the mattress’s life expectancy. The 4.5-inch polyfoam core supports the layers above. The density of this polyfoam varies between models to contribute to the overall feel.


Mattress Type

Medium Soft – 4
Medium Firm – 6
Firm – 7

All Foam


The Tulo is constructed of four layers of foam. Its comfort system consists of a layer of memory foam and a layer of polyfoam. The transition layer and support core also use polyfoam.

Cover Material:

Polyester/Cotton Blend

Comfort Layer:

2″ Memory Foam (Titanium-Infused)

1.5″ Open-Cell Polyfoam

Transition Layer:

2″ Transition Polyfoam

Support Core:

4.5” Polyfoam

Prices and Sizing

The Tulo Mattress is lower priced than the average all-foam model. This makes it a good value for customers on a budget. All of the firmness options come in at the same price point. Tulo also often has promotions that offer additional savings off the already-low list price.

Sizes Dimensions Height Weight Price
Twin 39" x 75" 10" 45 lbs. $499
Twin XL 39" x 80" 10" 48 lbs. $599
Full 54" x 75" 10" 56 lbs. $649
Queen 60" x 80" 10" 71 lbs. $699
King 76" x 80" 10" 90 lbs. $899
California King 72" x 84" 10" 92 lbs. $899
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Mattress Performance

Motion Isolation

Soft: 4/5, Medium: 4/5, Firm: 3/5

The Tulo Mattress isolates a similar amount of motion to most other all-foam models on the market. All four layers of foam in the Tulo absorb motion rather than transferring it across the rest of the layer. This can limit the vibrations a sleeper feels when their partner moves during the night. For people who tend to wake up easily when their partner moves, the Tulo’s strong motion isolation could contribute to a more restful night’s sleep.

Pressure Relief

Soft: 4/5, Medium: 4/5, Firm: 3/5

The combination of memory foam and polyfoam used in the Tulo’s comfort system cushions the sleeper’s body while spreading out their weight more evenly to reduce pressure buildup. This gives the Tulo more pressure relief than many all-foam models.

However, the overall level of pressure relief a sleeper experiences will depend on their weight, sleep position, and which firmness option they select. Individuals who weigh over 230 pounds may be more likely to experience sharp pressure points when sleeping on the Soft version of the mattress since the foam could overcompress. Sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds may experience more pressure buildup around their hips and shoulders when sleeping on the Firm version of the mattress since they won’t be able to sink in as deeply.

Temperature Control

Soft: 2/5, Medium: 3/5, Firm: 3/5

While many all-foam mattresses tend to trap heat, the Tulo has special features and materials that help it sleep cooler than some models.

The Tulo’s cover uses a breathable cotton and polyester blend to let cool air in and warm air out. Its memory foam comfort layer is ventilated for extra air circulation, while titanium particles help pull heat away from the sleeper’s body. The second comfort layer uses open-cell polyfoam in a peak and valley design. Its open-cell structure and convoluted texture allow more airflow so that heat can dissipate away from the sleep surface.

Edge Support

Soft: 2/5, Medium: 2/5, Firm: 3/5

Like most other all-foam models, the Tulo’s edges are not reinforced. The foam compresses when an individual sits or sleeps near the perimeter of the bed. Without reinforcement, this compression could make the edge of the mattress feel unstable. Sleepers may gravitate towards the center of the bed to avoid the sensation that they could accidentally roll off the edge. It may also be more difficult to sit comfortably near the perimeter, which may make getting into or out of bed more challenging.

The edge of the Firm version of the Tulo may feel somewhat more supportive since the foams don’t compress as much as the softer versions. Because of this, people who like to use the full surface of the mattress may prefer the Firm version.

Ease of Movement

Soft: 2/5, Medium: 2/5, Firm: 3/5

Due to their softer feels, the Soft and Medium version of the Tulo may be more difficult to move on than the Firm version. Sleepers can sink in more deeply, which may make it harder to change positions.

The memory foam comfort layer contours closely to the sleeper’s body. Since memory foam tends to be slow to regain its shape, sleepers may feel they need to escape their own body impression in order to move on the mattress. Sleepers might feel like they are sleeping “in” the Soft and Medium versions of the Tulo Mattress, but they may feel more like they are sleeping “on” the Firm version.

This ease of movement is similar to most close-conforming all-foam models.


Soft: 2/5, Medium: 2/5, Firm: 3/5

Couples often prefer a springy surface for sex. Since all-foam mattresses like the Tulo are usually less responsive than innerspring, latex, and hybrid models, they tend to rate lower in this performance category.

The Soft and Medium versions of the Tulo do not have much bounce and sleepers sink in enough that it may be more difficult to move across the surface. However, this close conforming can lend to traction. The Firm version of the Tulo still provides traction, but it doesn’t have as much give as the softer models, which may make it easier to move on.


Like similarly constructed models, the Tulo is likely to release some off-gassing odors. Synthetic foams usually have leftover smells from the manufacturing process that are trapped when the mattress is compressed for shipment. As the mattress decompresses in your home, these odors are released into the air. Most experts say these smells are harmless for most people.

Some buyers like to leave their new mattress to air out before introducing it into their bedroom. This can be done by putting the mattress in a well-ventilated room until the smells dissipate, which usually takes at least a few hours. Most mattresses fully air out within a couple of days.

Sleeping Style and Body Weight

Side Sleepers:

Thanks to its two-layer comfort system, the Tulo Mattress is particularly well-suited to side sleeping. The memory foam top layer cradles the sleeper’s curves, while the polyfoam layer adds cushioning. A transition layer designed to prevent excessive compression adds to the mattress’s support.

Since the Tulo comes in three firmness options, side sleepers may get the best sleep experience by selecting a firmness that corresponds to their weight. A side sleeper’s hips may not get enough support from a mattress that’s too soft, and this could put a strain on their spine. When a mattress is too firm, side sleepers may experience more pressure buildup near their hips and shoulders.

Side sleepers who weigh under 230 pounds may like the Soft or Medium version depending on how plush of a sleep surface they prefer. The Medium or Firm version of the mattress may give enough support for side sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds.

Back Sleepers:

Since back sleepers usually prefer a firmer model with more support, the Medium and the Firm versions of the Tulo Mattress may be strong options. They should be firm enough to prevent most back sleepers’ hips from sinking in too deeply and putting their spines out of alignment. Layers of memory foam and polyfoam in their comfort systems cradle the sleeper for extra comfort.

Back sleepers who are under 130 pounds may appreciate the even support of the Medium version of the Tulo. Those who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds may prefer the Firm version. Sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds may get enough support from the Medium or Firm version of the mattress, but both options may be softer than ideal.

If the mattress is too soft, back sleepers may experience sagging near their hips. Excessive sagging could put a strain on their spines. When a mattress is too firm, back sleepers pressure could build up near their hips.

Stomach Sleepers:

When lying on their stomachs, extra weight around the sleeper’s midsection may pull their hips too deeply into the mattress, which could put pressure on their lumbar region. A firm mattress often gives the support stomach sleepers need, but they also usually prefer some surface-level cushioning.

The Firm version of the Tulo Mattress will likely give the best support for most stomach sleepers. A memory foam comfort layer cushions and contours, while a polyfoam transition layer limits excessive compression. While some stomach sleepers may also like the Soft and Medium options, these versions may allow more sinkage around the midsection.

Stomach sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds will likely get the support they need from the Firm version of the mattress coupled with good cushioning. The hips of those who weigh over 230 pounds may dip into the mattress more, but this shouldn’t put a significant strain on their spines. Stomach sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds can enjoy even support from the Firm version of the mattress, but they may prefer more cushioning. The Medium version can give this extra cushioning, but it may not be as supportive of their hips.

Tulo – Soft

Under 130 lbs. 130-230 lbs. Above 230 lbs.
Side Sleepers Excellent Good Fair
Back Sleepers Good Fair Fair
Stomach Sleepers Good Fair Fair
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Tulo – Medium

Under 130 lbs. 130-230 lbs. Above 230 lbs.
Side Sleepers Excellent Good Good
Back Sleepers Excellent Good Fair
Stomach Sleepers Good Good Fair
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Tulo – Firm

Under 130 lbs. 130-230 lbs. Above 230 lbs.
Side Sleepers Fair Good Excellent
Back Sleepers Fair Excellent Good
Stomach Sleepers Good Good Good
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Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

  • Availability

    Tulo ships mattresses within the United States. You can purchase a Tulo Mattress directly through the Tulo website, through Amazon, or through the Mattress Firm website and/or brick-and-mortar locations.

  • Shipping

    Tulo mattresses ship free within the contiguous United States. Most customers receive their Tulo Mattress within two weeks of placing their order. The Tulo Mattress is compressed in a box that measures 19 inches by 19 inches by 42 inches and ships via FedEx. Customers are responsible for moving the mattress to their bedroom, unpacking it, and setting it up. Tulo recommends allowing the mattress to sit for at least an hour after unpacking before they use it.

  • Additional Services

    Tulo does not offer White Glove delivery or old mattress removal at this time.

  • Sleep Trial

    Tulo offers a 120-night sleep trial, which includes a 30-night break-in period. During the trial, the customer can arrange to return their mattress for a refund of the purchase price at no cost to them. To be eligible for a return, mattresses must be clean, free from damage, and have their original tags still attached. The customer is eligible for one return or exchange per purchase.

  • Warranty

    The Tulo Mattress comes with a 10-year limited warranty that covers defects that include indentations over .75 inches, physical flaws that cause the foam to split or crack, and manufacturing defects in the mattress cover. In the event that Tulo determines your mattress has a covered defect, Tulo will either repair or replace the mattress at its discretion.

    To be eligible for the warranty, the claimant must be the original mattress owner who purchased the mattress from an authorized retailer. Customers should retain their receipt as proof of purchase. Mattresses must be in sanitary condition and still have the law tag attached. This warranty does not cover damage resulting from misuse, mishandling, or poor maintenance.

    Additional terms and conditions apply.