Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress

Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress

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The Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress is the latest addition to the Zinus lineup. I previously wrote about the Zinus Green Tea as being one of the best price mattresses out there. The Cool Gel mattress is right up there as well.  For this review, I was given a 12-inch version of this mattress which is the medium firm feel.

Overview of the Zinus Cooling Gel Mattress

I strongly recommend buying the Zinus mattresses direct from the Zinus website. This is because if you order direct, you can take advantage of their 100-night risk-free trial. Here are the free trial details as listed on their website:

We want you to LOVE every Zinus purchase. So if you only like it, you can return it within 100 days for a full refund.

The item must be returned in good condition—no drool, stains or mysterious smells—with the necessary paperwork, parts, and accessories to ensure full credit. Oh, and proof of purchase will be required.

When that’s all in order, contact [email protected] or call toll-free (800) 613-1225 for return authorization. We’ll send you a prepaid return label and instructions for arranging a FedEx pick up.

After we receive the returned item, a refund will be generated back to the original form of payment within 2-3 business days.

In addition, the Zinus Cooling Gel mattress is exclusively available from Zinus.com. Below is a video that shows the highlights of the mattress.

How Much Does the Zinus Cooling Gel Mattress Cost?

Below are the most recent prices of the mattress in all firmness levels:

8″ Version
Twin $180
Full $220
Queen $250
King $$299
Cal King NA

10″ Version
Twin $210
Full $260
Queen $299
King $380
Cal King NA

12″ Version
Twin
Full $299
Queen $350
King $420
Cal King NA

14″ Version
Twin
Full $350
Queen $399
King $499
Cal King NA

 

Construction of the Zinus Cooling Gel Mattress

Below is a picture of the inside of the 12″ Zinus Cooling Gel mattress. You can clearly see where they added the peak and valley layers which optimizes airflow. The top layer is their cooling gel foam.

Zinus Cooling Gel Mattress Layers Construction

Here are the construction specs of each of the different sizes of the Cooling Gel mattress.

8″ Version

Core Composition: 2in Swirl Foam + 1.5in Comfort Foam + 4.5in High Density Foam

Fabric: Knitted Jacquard Cool Fabric

Dimensions and Weight: Twin 39″ X 75″ X 8“, 28.3lb

Full 54″ X 75″ X 8“, 38.4lb

Queen 60″ X 80″ X 8“, 45.3lb

King 76″ X 80″ X 8″, 56.8lb

10″ Version

Core Composition: 2.5in Swirl Foam + 1.5in Comfort Foam + 6in High Density Foam

Fabric: Knitted Jacquard Cool Fabric and Knitted Jacquard Fabric

Dimensions and Weight: Twin 39″ X 75″ X 10“, 34.7lb

Full 54″ X 75″ X 10“, 47.4lb

Queen 60″ X 80″ X 10“, 55.7lb

King 76″ X 80″ X 10″, 70lb

12″ Version

Core Composition: 3in Swirl Foam + 2in Comfort Foam + 3.5in High Density Foam + 3.5in High Density Foam

Fabric: Knitted Jacquard Cool Fabric

Dimensions and Weight: Twin 39″ X 75″ X 12“, 40.6lb

Full 54″ X 75″ X 12“, 55.3lb

Queen 60″ X 80″ X 12“, 64.6lb

King 76″ X 80″ X 12″, 81.5lb

Cal King 72″ X 84″ X 12″, 81.2lb

14″ Version

Core Composition: 4in Swirl Foam + 1.5in Comfort Foam + 4in High Density Foam + 4.5in High Density Foam

Fabric: Knitted Jacquard Cool Fabric

Dimensions and Weight:

Full 54″ X 75″ X 14“, 64.4lb

Queen 60″ X 80″ X 14“, 75.2lb

King 76″ X 80″ X 14″, 95lb

Cal King 72″ X 84″ X 14″, 94.7lb

My Zinus Mattress Findings

I slept on the 12″ version of this mattress for about 3 weeks.  I think that the firmness levels skew towards the firmer end of the spectrum in comparison to other online mattresses I have tried. That said, if I had to choose again, I would have gone with the 14″ version as I prefer a plusher mattress but having slept on the 12″ gives me a better idea of the range of firmness that Zinus provides.

Here’s a video that shows how each layer of the mattress reacts:

You won’t really get any motion transfer with this mattress either. It’s all foam so there’s no issue with that. In terms of sleeping cool, I found it to be more in the middle of the pack. There are other mattresses out there that seem to use more phase change material in the top layer of foam and in the fabric itself. However, keep in mind that this is only a temporary effect. Eventually, the mattress will start to retain some heat.

My Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress Recommendation

Zinus is the go-to brand for affordable mattresses. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better mattress at these price points. Zinus mattresses are made in China which is one reason why they are so competitive on price. The material in these mattresses are Certipur-US certified which means they have been tested to be free of harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde and heavy metals.

In short, if you are on a budget and are looking to get a mattress under $500 there are now quite a few choices on Amazon and other big online retailers. However, Zinus is an established brand that is big enough to ensure proper quality control and customer service. I strongly recommend purchasing directly through their site to take advantage of their free trial. You will also be getting the freshest stock of mattresses.

Shop the Zinus Cooling Gel Mattress

Zinus Cooling Gel

Zinus Cooling Gel
9.1

Motion Transfer

9.5/10

Affordability

9.8/10

Softness

8.5/10

Off Gassing

8.9/10

Trial Period

9.0/10

Pros

  • Sleeps Cool
  • 100 Day Trial

Cons

  • Skews Firmer

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