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The airweave mattress is a completely different mattress than anything I have tried before. There are no springs or memory foam in this mattress. It is made completely of a type of a resin fiber that is used to make fishing lines. The story behind airweave is that the founder, Motokuni Takaoka, took over his fathers fishing line company in Japan. He found that this type of material could be used for other applications, in particular, mattresses. It can provide cushioning, support and is very breathable. Out of that discovery, Airweave was born.
Today, Airweave has been the mattress of choice for Team USA, the Royal Ballet School in London and more. It is a truly unique feel and construction.
Here’s a picture of the inside of the airweave mattress:
Overview of the airweave mattress
Below is a video of me on the airweave mattress. This mattress does not come roll packed as that would damage the constrction. Instead it comes in a box the size of the mattress itself. According to their website, once you place your order you can expect the Airweave mattress to arrive in about 14 days. For an extra $40 you can purchase white glove delivery where they will bring the mattress into your home, set it up and take away the empty box. Since this does not come compressed, I recommend getting the white glove delivery on this one. Standard shipping is free and the mattress comes with a 60 day trial period.
Construction of the airweave
- Cushion: Polyethylene 100%
- Quilt Mesh: Polyester 55%, Cotton 45%
- Lining: Polyester 100%
- Mesh: Polyester 100%
- Twin: 55 lbs.
- Twin XL: 60 lbs.
- Full: 66 lbs.
- Queen: 77 lbs.
- King: 88 lbs.
- CAL King: 88 lbs.
Here’s a video showing how the inside of the airweave mattress reacts. It feels about how you would expect a tangled mesh of fishing line to feel. It will have some give to it since it is woven together in a loose manner. However it is also firm and doesn’t have any bounce to it.
There are actually two layers of this matterial stacked on top of eachother. Here’s a photo of the two layers below.
This is one of the firmest mattresses I have tried. Here’s a picture below to show sinkage on the airweave. As you can see you aren’t going to sink much at all.
Below is a video illustrating motion transfer. As you can see, there really is none. That is one of the best features of this mattress.
This mattress will sleep cooler than most. That’s because there is so much open space in the woven core for air to flow through. Here’s a video showing how fast heat dissipates from the mattress using my infrared camera. The video below is a clip when I placed my hand on the plastic core of the mattress.
Here’s another video on the airweave mattress with showing heat retention with the mattress cover on.
For heavier people, airweave mentions in the FAQ that people over 260 lbs. can expect a shorter lifespan for the mattress. I’m not sure why they chose this specific weight but I appreciate that they make it clear there is certain threshold.
Another unique feature of this mattress is that this is a truly washable mattress. You don’t need a mattress protector for this mattress because if it gets dirty you can literally rinse it off with a garden hose. Because of the construction water willl run right through it and it will dry quickly.
The airweave brings a very unique feel to the mattress space. If you prefer a firm mattress that sleep cool, this is definitely worth trying. There will be basically no motion transfer and it looks great. I didn’t have notice any off gassing problems either. I suppose if you wanted to make this mattress firmer you could use a memory foam topper but that would take away from the intent of the mattress. It comes with a 60 day trial period and so it is something that has to be experienced to really appreciate it. It is also important to note that this mattress will not work with an adjustable base as it will damage the construction. If you have tried the Purple mattress but found it to be too soft but like the cooling effect, the airweave is worth considering.