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The Kutson Mattress is a mattress that you can customize for each sleeper. Each side can be soft, medium or firm support by simply unzipping the cover and rearranging the middle layer of the mattress. The Kutson also has enhanced edge support which can be problematic with memory foam mattresses. A queen size retails for $995. The Kutson comes with all the standard assurances that we have come expect with online brands including a 10 year warranty, free shipping and a 120 night trial period. The Kutson has been quickly gaining favorable press by recently being featured in Fast Company and Digital Trends.
Overview of the Kutson Mattress
You can purchase a Kutson directly from their website. Your order should arrive in about 5-7 business days. No need to worry about selecting the, “right” firmness either. Your Kutson will come with soft medium and firm layers so that you can get the right fit the first time. That also means you can configure it 9 different ways.
Below are the prices and cost of each size Kutson:
|Twin||38″ x 74″ x 11″||58 lbs.||$690|
|Twin XL||38″ x 80″ x 11″||63 lbs.||$750|
|Full||53″ x 74″ x 11″||80 lbs.||$920|
|Queen||60″ x 80″ x 11″||99 lbs.||$995|
|King||76″ x 80″ x 11″||124 lbs.||$1,180|
|Californa King||72″ x 84″ x 11″||123 lbs.||$1,180|
I don’t know the exact densities of each layer but below is a guide the Kutson created to help you create the right type of softness.
Below is a video overview of the Kutson mattress. You can see that the zipper to adjust the layers is easily accessible. This is a really nice feature if you change firmnesses frequently. The Kutson mattress is great for a guest room since you can configure the firmness for your guests.
Kuston Mattress Construction
Here is a cross-section view of the Kutson. What you can see in this picture is the adjustable layers. Those are hidden underneath the top layer and behind the edge support surround.
Here’s a picture of the foam border of the Kutson which keeps you in the mattress and keeps the adjustable layers from shifting around.
My Kutson Mattress Findings
The Kutson is superior for handling motion transfer mainly because it’s an all foam mattress but also because the middle layers are divided which also helps isolate motion on each side of the mattress.
To give you a sense of range of firmness on this mattress, I rolled my mattress from the soft to firm layers so you can see how much the ball sinks. There is definitely a noticeable difference when you feel the layers directly. When you place the top layer over however the difference is more subtle.
Here’s a peek inside the kutson so you can see how it all works. The removable layers are easy to take out. I found it takes a little finessing to get them back in just right.
Here’s a shot of my 14 lb. ball on the soft side of the mattress.
Here’s the same ball on the firm side where there is noticeably less sinkage.
The shot below shows the layers side by side. Notice how they fit neatly into the framed border of the mattress which is a firmer foam to provide better edge support and to keep the inside layers from separating apart.
The video below gives you an ides of how the top layer reacts and how it interacts with the side and middle layers.
The Kutson is middle of the pack when it comes to heat retention. Nothing out of the ordinary here and is on par for a foam mattress. Since the top layer isn’t all that dense it doesn’t trap as much heat as a traditional denser foam mattress.
My Kutson Recommendation
If you and your sleep partner just can’t agree on a mattress. In other words, if one likes soft and the other firm, the Kutson is a mattress worth considering. It is made of foam that recovers quickly so you won’t’ get that stuck feeling. You also get the advantage of superior edge support. If you want a really soft or really firm mattress you will probably want to look elsewhere but if you and your partner are close but still can’t agree on a mattress, then the Kutson is definitely worth a shot. With a 100-night sleep trial, it’s worth a shot.