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I received a free Crave mattress for review. The Crave Mattress is a coil/foam hybrid mattress in a box. Advanced roll packing technology makes it possible to compress and ship a quality inner spring mattress in a box similar to the memory foam mattresses I have reviewed on this site. The Crave Mattress doesn’t make any compromises in quality. I found this to be a very responsive mattress that still offers great support.
Crave was started by Amanda Grigg who worked in her family’s mattress company. She has a solid background in the mattress industry and has now made her own great mattress. It’s nice to see some female owners in this space. She has made a great mattress that’s sure to please.
You can order a Crave Mattress direct from their website and it will arrive to your door in about a week. You can also order an upholstered microfiber foundation with it, a queen size foundation costs $210 which is a great deal considering it doesn’t need to be covered and is super easy to assemble.
Before I unboxed the mattress, I setup the foundation. This was by far the easiest foundation I have setup.
You basically just insert 4 pegs, 1 in each corner to secure the frame together then roll the slats onto the top which is secured by Velcro.
This is what it looks like completely setup
Since this is a pocket coil / foam mattress the box it comes in is a bit thicker than most. The mattress compressed which means the coils are too. That also means it is wrapped really tight and when you cut into the plastic, the mattress almost unboxes itself. My daughter helps with the video on this one. I think she did a great job but it can be a little shaky.
The sinkage that you see in the video is about what you are going to get even after letting it air out for a few hours and by the way very little smell to this mattress.
This review is for the Crave 12″ Innerspring mattress. It is a latex over foam mattress with pocket coils. This mattress has zoned support which means that it is designed so that certain areas of the mattress will give you better pressure relief such as the area by your hips and shoulders.
Here’s a picture of the inside of the mattress that shows each layer. Notice that the top layer is a convoluted latex which helps with air flow and thus sleeps cool.
I’m not sure what the exact densities of the foam are but the top latex layer is very soft wtih a higher point elasticity than most traditional latex mattress. By that I mean it feels more like foam that latex but the advantage of it being latex is that it bounces back to form quickly.
The Crave innerspring is a little on the softer end of the spectrum a bit softer than the Alexander Signature Select Hybrid. Below is a picture that illustrates sinkage:
Obviously this mattress has some bounce since it has pocket coils but it has just a little bit extra bounce with the top latex layer. See the video below:
Here’s what that looks like on the accelerometer:
To further illustrate how this mattress reacts and how you can expect it to feel, below is a little video of the inner workings of the matttress:
The Crave mattress is an excellent choice for people that want a mattress that will cradle and envelop their body. This mattress provides good support and feels like a traditional inner spring mattress but with the advantage of extra cushioning on the top layer. If you are seeking a softer inner spring mattress, this is it.
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