Savvy Rest Mattress Review 1

I have been sleeping on a Savvy Rest for over 7 months and although it is a great mattress, it also comes with a cost. Buying this mattress certainly wasn’t cheap. Savvy Rest is based out of Charlottesville Virginia and is an employee owned company. That means that all employees benefit from their growth.

Construction of the Savvy Rest Mattress

You can customize your Savvy Rest mattress to different levels of firmness based on which types of latex you use. For my mattress we have a firm dunlop latex base layer with a soft dunlop middle and then a talalay latex top layer, which is the softest of the three. This makes for relatively soft latex mattress. What differentiates this mattress from the Spindle latex mattress is the fact that you can choose talalay latex for your mattress. I notice that my Spindle mattress was a bit firmer that the Savvy Rest.

Below is a picture of the mattress on our bed. You’ll see that there are two pieces to each layer. They are put side by side so there is a seam in the middle. You won’t notice any seam when you sleep on it though because the latex fist perfect and the mattress cover holds everything in place. This is also a nice benefit if your partner want something a little softer or firmer since you can adjust each side individually.

Savvy Rest

Savvy rest uses all natural rubber for their layers and organic cotton/wool covers. This cover is similar to the Spindle mattress and the wool acts as a natural fire barrier.

Below you can see half of the king size layer. The other half goes right next to it. It takes a little wiggling to get it just right but it then is almost seamless. The organic cotton/wool encasement is very nice and has a heavy duty zipper that goes all the way around the mattress.

Savvy rest split

Findings

I really enjoyed sleeping on this mattress. However, I found that you can get get a good latex mattress from Spindle for a lot less. With both companies, they do not offer 100% money back trial periods so you really need to be committed to buying a latex mattress. Both companies however will work with you to do a firmness adjustment if you find that your mattress is too hard or soft. They really do want you to be happy with it.

One advantage Savvy Rest has over spindle is that they do offer talalay latex. So if know that you are in the market for an extra soft latex mattress, go with Savvy Rest. Otherwise I would steer you towards a Spindle mattress.

To give you a sense of price below are each queen size and each using dunlop layers.

SAVVY REST COST

Savvy rest costs

 

SPINDLE MATTRESS COST

Spindle

Conclusion

A latex Mattress is an investment. They cost a bit more than your typical mattress in a box but latex will hold up very well over time. In fact, it’s not unheard of to have these last over 35 years without any significant indentations. What I especially like about Spindle mattress is that they make a latex mattress accessible in terms of both price and quality. Their ordering process is easy straight forward.

There are some other new entrants in the natural latex space. Another one to consider is Zen Haven. I like the fact that they have a free trial period where you can return this mattress for a full refund if you don’t like it.

If you live in the Twin Cities Minneapolis / St. Paul area, check out the Natural Escape mattress in the Sleep Sherpa Showroom in Edina. We also carry other online only brands.

 

Savvy Rest

Savvy Rest
7.2

Motion Transfer

8/10

Affordability

6/10

Softness

8/10

Off Gassing

10/10

Trial Period

4/10

Pros

  • No off gassing
  • All natural product
  • Durable
  • Talalay latex is available

Cons

  • some motion transfer
  • no risk free trial
  • expensive

4 thoughts on “Savvy Rest Mattress Review”

  1. Motion Transfer

    7.20

    Affordability

    3.00

    Softness

    4.30

    Off Gassing

    10.00

    Trial Period

    2.80

    we have a savvy rest mattress, and have used it for about 3-4 years. The mattress is just ok. They have a switching out policy so you can replace layers and we had to do it four times to get the mattress ok. Honestly, the three layer system is overly complex and you probably only need two layers and some sort of pillow top. I like a firm mattress and we could never really get this mattress firm enough to prevent a sinking in feeling. The sink is visible just looking at the bed. There is no pillow top at all on this mattress and so you are basically just sleeping on latex with a thin cotton cover that holds the latex together. The other issue we had is that the mattress is divided into two halves, each with different/segmented latex layers. We eventually got one side to feel ok, and then tried to match it on the other side. Impossible. Various layers were sent to us, we paid the shipping on many of these and so the costs started to add up. But even specifying the exact firmness of Dunlop, we could not match the two sides. One side is notably firmer than the other. Latex is obviously a natural material and there is no way to get the two sides to feel the same. There is some natural discrepancy in any two pieces of latex, even if they are the “same” firmness. If you like a firmer mattress and do not like the feeling of sinking in, I would not purchase this mattress. We are finally getting a spring / latex hybrid that is also organic, and provides more firm support and a sensation of floating on top rather than sinking in. We would have done it sooner, but the mattress cost so much we thought we should try to get some more life out of it. The advantage of this mattress I believe is that is does not use any flame retardant silica–but correct me on this, as the Avocado does have that. There is also not much motion transfer. The SR people were very accomodating on the whole and sent us numerous layers, but honestly, choosing three layers is too complex and there is not enough consistency in the latex itself, at least the kinds sent to us, to merit all the customizing of layers. In the end, we opted for the firmest layers and then supplemented with a wool pillow top that cost almost 500$! So this in my mind was a ridculously expensive way to fall to sleep. And you have to pay shipping on layer exchanges, so we ended up spending more than list price after each of the 4 layer exchanges that we did. For us the three month trial period was not nearly long enough and there is no return policy on this mattress. If there had been, I would have sent the mattress back.

  2. Motion Transfer

    0.00

    Affordability

    5.10

    Softness

    10.00

    Off Gassing

    0.00

    Trial Period

    0.00

    The mattress is okay, not as good as I had hoped. The problem I have is with the pet organic bed cover. The bed itself is VERY heavy. The cover doesn’t come with the heavy duty zipper as advertised and is sewn poorly. I wash the cover biweekly and have to cut the shredding pieces of thread in order to zip and unzip the cover. The material isn’t sewn like a hem. It is just folded over & the zipper sewn on top of it. The first zipper broke after a few months. Now they are giving me a hard time because after a few months the replacement is already coming apart. They aren’t being so nice about it. I was also told the cover is not supposed to be machine washed & only line dried. That is not dog friendly. They clearly don’t know that dogs nest and roll in the mud. On the plus side the dogs love it.

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