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I received the Natural Escape mattress from the company My Green Mattress for free this past December. According to the website, this mattress uses all-natural materials hence the “green” in My Green Mattress. This is the first hybrid latex mattress I have reviewed and I have come to appreciate how the springs assist in giving proper cushioning and support in conjunction with the latex.
Overview of My Green Mattress
My Green Mattress is located in LaGrange, IL which is a suburb of Chicago. They have their own showroom and factory to make their own beds. The owner is a true craftsperson who is always striving for improvement. I had a chance to visit the store unannounced while on a trip to visit family. Below is a picture of me and the owner, Tim Masters. He is an all-around great guy who really cares about quality and making sure people sleep their best.
Ordering from My Green Mattress
You can purchase the Natural Escape mattress direct from the My Green Mattress website. Shipping is free and my mattress arrived in about a week. Similar to many of the online mattress startups, this mattress also comes roll packed in a box. This is the first natural mattress that came with a generous trial period. You get a 100-day trial where if you aren’t satisfied you can return the mattress for a full refund. This is a big plus since there are very few natural mattress brands that do this.
Unboxing Your My Green Mattress
Below is a video of me unboxing the mattress. Please note, I made an error in describing the latex. it is actually Dunlop, not Talalay latex.
Construction of the Natural Escape Mattress
These mattresses are made in a GOLS and GOTS certified factory. There’s only a handful of these factories in the United States. This means that they are certified to make mattresses containing organic latex and organic cotton.
This mattress has three layers to it.
The first layer is the quilted cover that is made of all-natural Joma wool and organic cotton.
Below that is a 3 inch 100% natural latex layer which is the comfort layer.
Below that is a 968 pocketed coil spring system with great edge support.
In total, this mattress measures 11 inches in height.
Some big positives to this mattress is that there are no flame retardant chemicals used. Instead, the all-natural wool cover acts as a natural flame retardant. This is typical on many natural latex mattresses. Instead of memory foam, you have natural latex so no artificial chemicals there either and consequently you won’t have to worry about any off-gassing. Our son said it smelled like Cheerios, whatever that means.
My Green Mattress Natural Escape Findings
I have reviewed a few other latex mattresses, the Savvy Rest and the Spindle. However neither of these included springs. An all latex mattress will have some bounce to it since it’s basically rubber but not as much as a spring will give you. Here’s a video illustrating the amount of bounce you will get with the Natural Escape mattress:
The mattress itself will have some sink to it but unlike memory foam it will bounce back into shape immediately:
Here’s how well the mattress dissipates heat. I used my FLIR camera to make an infrared video showing the heat my hand generated.
The My Green Mattress Recommendation
What I like about this mattress is that it just feels like a solid, quality innerspring mattress. You get great bounce with the pocket coils without as much motion transfer as a cheaper mattress. The Latex layer is also just right. This mattress will have a broad appeal to many different types of sleepers and the fact that it uses all-natural materials is a huge plus. In terms of firmness, this is more of a medium-firm. You aren’t going to sink into this mattress like soft memory foam. However, in my opinion, the springs work well with the latex to offer better support than an all latex mattress will. The 100-day free trial makes it that much more enticing to try.
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