Luxury mattresses at brick-and-mortar stores can cost thousands of dollars, but you don’t have to spend a fortune on a premium mattress thanks to the folks at Saatva.
Since 2010, this internet-based company has been making handcrafted mattresses that combine the five most popular features of luxury retail mattresses at a fraction of the price. Saatva was even named America’s #1 online mattress brand, so it has a lot to live up to.
In this review, we’ll go over their flagship Saatva Classic mattress and let you know whether it’s worth all the hype or not.
The Saatva Classic has two sets of coils for maximum support, and it’s topped with memory foam plus a pillow top for pressure relief and softness. If you move around a lot during sleep or don’t have a specific sleeping position, this mattress could be a good choice since it combines support and pressure relief.
This mattress could certainly be described as a medium-firm, and even though it’s has a pillow top, it doesn’t provide a “melting into bed” feeling or a feeling of being cradled.
Since the biggest draw of this mattress is its list of premium features, let’s take a look at what those are.
Euro Pillow Top
The mattress has a 1.25-inch pillow top for a plush feel, and it uses foam that’s certified by CertiPUR-US to contain low VOCs and no toxic chemicals, ozone depleters, or formaldehyde.
It also has a breathable organic cotton cover and organic damask bronze trim that’s treated with Guardin botanical antimicrobial fabric treatment to help keep it fresh.
Perimeter Edge Support
This mattress maximizes edge support with a foam encasement system that extends all the way around the perimeter, preventing sagging and adding a bit more space to the sleep surface.
When sitting on the edge of the bed, there is very little sinking compared to other innerspring mattresses.
Individually Wrapped Coils
Below the pillow top, there’s a layer of 416 individually encased 14.5-gauge coils that are designed to provide responsiveness while limiting motion transfer. They also improve airflow to keep you cool while you’re sleeping.
One thing to note is that while motion transfer is much more limited than other innerspring mattresses, it’s still bouncier than a foam mattress. So if that’s important to you, you might need a different mattress.
Spinal Zone Technology
This mattress was designed with an emphasis on back health, and its Spinal Zone active wire support combined with memory foam provide the optimal support for your back and joints to help limit pain.
This mattress is also endorsed by the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations based on studies that it helped increase sleep time and reduced back pain and stiffness.
Durable Steel Coil Support
The base of the mattress is made from 884 triple-tempered steel coils for long-lasting performance and durability, and they help improve breathability of the mattress.
The Saatva Classic is also made with eco-friendly and sustainable materials like recycled steel coils and flame retardant made from natural thistle.
Check out this video to learn even more about the mattress.
Size and Frame
You can find plenty of size and frame options, since the Saatva Classic comes in a range of sizes like Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and Cal King.
You can choose from a plush soft mattress for an extra cushioned feel or a luxury firm mattress for a balance of softness and support. A firm option is available, too, and this is best for heavier people or those who sleep on their backs. We wouldn’t recommend it for side sleepers, though.
Moreover, you can customize the height of the mattress since you’re offered a choice of 11.5-inch Custom Slim at 11.5 inches or the extra thick 14.5-inch Premier Luxury. If you have trouble getting in or out of bed, though, the higher profile can make it more difficult.
This mattress works on any type of frame, foundation, or box spring, including an adjustable base, so you have a lot of options.
The Saatva Classic ranges in price from $599 to $1,499 depending on size, which is very good considering the quality and convenience of online ordering. There’s also a 15-year warranty, too.
One thing that stands out is that the mattress isn’t delivered compressed in a box. It’s hand-delivered and set up wherever you want it, but you’ll have to be available to receive the delivery. Plus, their delivery team will remove your old mattress for free, if requested.
You’ll get a generous 120-day sleep trial to test out the mattress and decide whether or not it’s for you, but if you return the mattress, a $100 fee will be deducted from your refund.
The customer service is pretty good, too, and you can expect to receive prompt responses and solutions by chat or by phone.
The Saatva Classic mattress seems to be a very good quality mattress that looks and feels premium, and we were especially impressed with the fact that they were able to incorporate the Spinal Zone and perimeter support while keeping the cost down.
The mattress feels simultaneously springy, bouncy, and plush without any sinking in feeling. And the extra lower back support makes it a great choice if you suffer from back pain or need more support than an all-foam bed could provide.
Combine all of that with the white glove delivery service, friendly customer service, and generous sleep trial and warranty, and you’re getting a very good deal. But there are a few drawbacks such as limited motion isolation and fact that the bed’s heavy weight makes it difficult to move, rotate, or flip.
Overall, we’d recommend this bed to combination sleepers and anyone who wants to experience a luxury innerspring mattress without the higher cost of innerspring mattresses with similar specs.
Saatva Mattress Review
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In terms of value, the Saatva Classic mattress combines all the best features of a pillow top innerspring mattress that works for every sleep position. If you’re in the market for a luxury mattress, this one could be a very good fit.
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