Big Fig Mattress Review 2022

Big Fig Mattress

Recently updated on December 6th, 2022 at 09:33 pm

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The Big Fig mattress is a mattress specifically designed for heavier people. That means it is made heavy duty and is extra durable. I often get requests for mattress recommendations among heavy sleepers and so being able to review a mattress to accommodate heavier sleepers was a welcome change. Often heavy sleepers will wear down a conventional mattress because of the extra weight. By designing a mattress to accommodate extra weight from the start means it should last longer and feel more comfortable in terms of providing adequate support.

Overview of the Big Fig

The Big Fig mattress does not come roll-packed. Instead, you can get is sent full size. Big Fig can send it to your door free of charge. For an extra amount, you can pay for white glove delivery where they will set it up in your home and remove the packaging. If you want the full white-glove experience plus removal, that will cost as of this writing, $159.00. With that service, you get the setup of the mattress plus removal of your old mattress.

A queen-size Big Fig costs $1,799.00. It comes with a 120-night trial where you can try it out in the comfort of your own home for over 3 months and if it’s not right for you, there’s a no pressure return. They will come and pick up the mattress for you.

You can also choose a heavy duty foundation which I highly recommend. You can buy heavy duty foundations on Amazon as well.

Here’s a video of me on the Big Fig. You can immediately feel that this is a heavy duty mattress that will stand up to extra weight.

Construction of the Big Fig Mattress

Big Fig Mattress Construction




66% polyurethane blend, 30% viscose, 4% poly/lycra

ThermoGel Technology


1 layer of gel infused, ventilated latex

1 layer of high density 1.8 lb polyurethane foam

2 layers of high density 2.5 lb polyurethane foam

Edge Support – 80 ILD high density foam


1600 individually wrapped coils in king and cal king

15 gauge wire


16 Tufts in queen, king and cal king

Here’s a cross-section of the Big Fig that shows all the layers.

big fig cross section

My Big Fig Mattress Findings

This picture shows how much sink to expect on the mattress. Keep in mind this is a 16lb. bowling ball and the mattress is designed to support heavier people so you will get considerably more sink. In my findings, people who have tried this mattress out in the Sleep Sherpa showroom have different reactions. Slimmer people found it too firm while heavier people sank in a good amount and found it gave great support.

Big Fig Mattress Sink

In terms of motion transfer, this mattress has a pocket coils system and will have a fair amount of bounce to it. Although the top layers of foam will absorb quite a bit of that.

Here’s a video illustrating heat retention on the mattress. Heavier people tend to sleep hotter so this mattress was engineered to sleep cool. The thermogel foam and lycra cover help in that aspect and of course so do the springs to help with air flow. Since this is a heavy duty mattress, you won’t sink into this mattress as much as a traditional mattress which means less of the mattress will surround you and therefore less mattress to trap heat.

Here’s a video illustrating heat retention on the Big Fig using my infrared camera.

My Big Fig Recommendation

The Big Fig is more expensive than many of the other online mattress options. However it is engineered specifically for heavy people. Therefore people under 225 lbs will probably find this mattress too firm. People above that weight threshold will enjoy the support that many of the other online competitors just can’t provide.

I appreciate that Big Fig has identified a critical need in the online mattress space which is creating a comfortable, supportive and most importantly, durable mattress for heavy sleepers. I can see this mattress outlasting many mattresses you find online and in stores by at least 2-3 years given the construction.

Learn more about the Big Fig mattress.

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11 thoughts on “Big Fig Mattress Review 2022”

  1. Steven miller says:

    I need a matress thats not firm due to the fact that i sleep on my side most of the time. I weigh in at a whopping 325 pounds. Do you think this matress is too firm for a side sleeper? Thank you

    1. It will be firmer given it is made to support larger frames but in this rare instance if you find it to be too firm I would add a topper. You may wear down the topper but it will be cheaper to replace than a whole mattress.

    2. I purchased the Big Fig and the jury is still out. I’m 500 pounds a side sleeper as well. The mattress is so hard when you get it ( baring the fact that you might get one that was returned and I guess cleaned repackaged ) that we had to get a 3 inch topper just to sleep on it. I think its a well built product and that is why I invested another 250 dollars for a topper. But I’m now only able to sleep on it for 3 hours get up let my hip rest for about an hour before returning back to bed. I’m still in the trial period so still not sure I will keep it. Sad thing is there is no bad reviews only good ones so that is miss leading. I try to leave a review similar to this one on the big fig site and they will not publish it. Good luck it is built well but not sure its a good fit for me.

  2. Russell Winckler says:

    SS Will the company be around 3-5 years when problems arise, or sink, to honor the warranty?

    1. I can’t make any guarantees but I think they have filled a need and they make a quality product. I expect them to be around at least 5 years.

  3. This mattress is so firm. For a big guy (350 lbs) who is a side sleeper, this mattress is terrible for me. Waking up with pain every morning. My partner, who is average weight (200) this mattress is like sleeping on bricks.

    What should be our next choice? I tried the winkbed in your showroom…. it also felt very firm. I loved the dreamcloud bed you had set up. The sales guys sorta steered me away from it. I think he was afraid it would breakdown too fast due to my size.

    Any thoughts?

    I have contacted Bigfig, I’ve heard they will send me out a 3 inch topper if I want.

    1. Just wondering if you got the topper and if it helped?

    2. i am 345 wife is half that. Dreamcloud was our 1st purchase in 2018, as i liked the money back thing. was great at first, became way to saggy within weeks. next was a firm serta hybrid. woke up at midnight in pain. Now laying on a simmons plush black series and it’s dreamcloud repeat. Bigfig will be here in 10 days.

      1. It’s been nearly a month, any updates?

  4. Hello! Wanted to check in because your reviews were so helpful to me when I was trying out mattresses: thank you!

    I weigh in at 330, am a side sleeper with serious back problems (spinal stenosis, disc compression etc etc) and ended up with the big fig. Have had it for about a year now. Almost returned it at first because it was so firm, but got the foam topper and that combo has worked well for me. I used to wake up in worse back pain in the morning with my previous [high end, luxury] mattress, and that’s no longer true.

    I rotate the mattress (with help) every month and am thinking I’ll replace the topper soon, it’s feeling a little flat. Do you have any thoughts about how often to replace a topper, sleep sherpa?

    A bonus: The big fig people were really wonderful to deal with!

    Thanks again for your helpful site.

    1. Sleep Sherpa says:

      Toppers will wear down quicker than a mattress so if you feel you are losing support then it’s probably time. I would say every 18 months to 2 years.

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