IDLE Sleep Gel Foam vs. IDLE Sleep Gel Plush

In this review we take a look at the IDLE Sleep Gel Foam and IDLE Sleep Gel Plush, two highest-quality all foam mattresses that come from the same company.

Both are premium all foam mattresses that come with some special features and cooling technologies, and while the Gel Foam is a 12″ mattress that comes with 5 levels of contoured support and various adaptive gel fused layers, the Gel Plush is a 14″ gel infused mattress blended with 100% natural 500GSM IceCool cotton cover that will provide you with the feeling of sleeping on clouds and help you stay refreshed all night long.

Read our review and find out which one would be a better fit for you. Last updated Mar 22, 2021 @ 7:34 pm

 

IDLE Sleep Gel Foam

Construction and Materials

The Idle Gel Foam mattress is a 12″ all foam mattress made up of the following layers:

  • 3″ Top Comfort Layer – This layer is 3″ of the Idle Cooling Buoyancy foam. It is a special blended foam with gel infusion that reacts faster than memory foam and provides better support, pressure relief and cooling.
  • 2″ Transition Layer – This layer is 2″ of supportive transition foam that features perforated holes that increase breathability and provide extra responsiveness which makes changing positions and getting in and out of bed during the night much easier. It also serves as a transition layer between the softer top comfort layer and firmer base below.
  • 7″ Base Layer – This layer is 7″ of durable high-density foam that provides deep compression support, minimizes motion transfer, serves as the foundation for the layers above and provides greater durability and stability to the mattress.
Idle Gel Foam mattress layers

Idle Gel Foam mattress layers

The cover of the IDLE Gel Foam mattress is a high quality 450GSM washable quilted cover which wraps around the 100% natural cotton barrier.

The cover is extremely soft and breathable and is designed to work with the body’s natural thermal capabilities. It will keep you warm when you are cold and cool you down when you feel hot.

Firmness and Support

The IDLE Gel Foam mattress is a universal comfort model designed to appeal to a wide range of sleepers with different needs and sleep preferences.

We felt it to be a medium firm mattress and would rate it around a 6.5 out of 10 (10 being the firmest).

In terms of support, the Idle Gel Foam mattress does a really good job of providing excellent support in all sleeping positions with the top comfort layer of soft Idle blended foam with gel infusion providing body hug and contour and enough response, the special hole punched transition layer and firmer high-density support layer providing the deep compression support for the body.

IDLE Gel Foam mattress - corner view

IDLE Gel Foam mattress – corner view

Comfort

The IDLE Gel Foam mattress combines the luxurious Idle Buoyancy Foam with the special transition foam that features perforated holes to provide an ideal balance of cushioning comfort and support necessary for all sleeping positions.

There is also a good degree of bounce and responsiveness with this mattress too coming from the Idle Cooling Buoyancy Foam and from the layer of foam with perforated holes that provides extra responsiveness which makes changing positions and getting in and out of bed during the night much easier and makes this mattress ideal for sex.

IDLE Gel Foam mattress - corner view

IDLE Gel Foam mattress – corner view

Sleeping Hot

The IDLE Sleep Gel Foam mattress sleeps pretty cool due to the special cooling buoyant foam that prevents the retention of heat and the unique hole punched transition layer which allows greater airflow through the mattress and aids in cooling.

In addition the cover of this mattress is highly breathable and is designed to work with the body’s natural thermal capabilities.

Sinkage and Motion Transfer

The IDLE Sleep Gel Foam mattress does a good job of minimizing the amount of sinkage and motion transfer, especially compared to most mattresses we have reviewed.

The special buoyancy foam it its top comfort layer and hole punched foam used in its transition layer and the high-density support layer worked perfectly well together to prevent excessive sinkage and eliminate the feeling of being stuck in foam.

Edge support is also good with this mattress and Andrew didn’t compress the edges too much at all when sitting or lying near them.

IDLE Gel Foam mattress - profile

IDLE Gel Foam mattress – profile

As for motion transfer, it is minimal with this mattress. There is some amount of bounce and responsiveness coming from the Cooling Buoyancy Foam and the hole punched layer, but the base foam layer of dense foam prevents excessive motion transfer.

Smell / Off-Gassing

The IDLE Sleep Gel Foam mattress get high marks in this category for not having too much of a noticeable smell upon opening the box.

The company uses only Natural, CentiPUR-US certified foams which significantly minimizes the degree of off-gassing that all foam mattresses usually have.

Customer Service:

  • 18 Full Month Home Trial
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Free Shipping
  • 100% money back guarantee for Returns / Refunds
  • American made

Price

The IDLE Sleep Gel Foam mattress is more than reasonably priced and comes in at only $695 for a Queen. This is a great price given the quality materials and construction used in this mattress.

Click here to read the full IDLE Sleep Gel Foam mattress review.

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IDLE Sleep Gel Plush

Construction and Materials

Unlike the 12″ thick Gel Foam, the Idle Gel Plush is a 14″ all foam mattress made up of the following layers:

  • 1″ Top Comfort Layer – This layer is 1″ of custom blended foam with gel infusion that is sewn into a cover and designed to react faster than memory foam and provide better support, pressure relief and cooler sleep.
  • Natural Fire Resistant Barrier – Right below the top comfort layer of cooling buoyancy foam there is a 100% natural cotton barrier that doesn’t contain any harmful and artificial chemicals and materials and that wraps around all other layers.
  • 3″ Response Layer – This layer is 3″ of Idle Gel-Infused Buoyancy Foam that is the company’s custom blend foam designed to be more responsive than memory foam which makes changing positions and getting in and out of bed during the night much easier. It also doesn’t retain heat, provides a better support than traditional memory foam and better pressure relief.
  • 3″ Support Layer – This layer is 3″ of the special memory foam designed to provide the right amount of support to those areas of your body where it is needed most. It also doesn’t retain heat and has a quick response to pressure.
  • 8″ Base Layer – This layer is 8″ of durable high-density foam that provides deep compression support and minimizes motion transfer. It also serves as the foundation for the layers above and provides greater durability and stability to the mattress.
  • Fireproof Cloth – Here again we have a 100% natural fireproof cotton barrier.
Idle Gel Plush mattress layers

Idle Gel Plush mattress layers

The cover of the IDLE Gel Plush mattress is a special IceFabric cover that is sewn into the quilted surface and and that wraps the Idle buoyancy foam.

It is made of 500GSM pure cotton and is extremely soft, cool and pleasant to the touch and adds to the overall comfort and luxuriousness of this mattress. It is also highly breathable and will allow the air to circulate freely through the mattress and aid in cooling.

Firmness and Support

Just like the IDLE Sleep Gel Foam, this mattress also comes in only one firmness option and we rate it at a 5,5 out of 10 (10 being the firmest).

It also feels like a medium-firm mattress, although it is more on a softer side compared to the Idle Gel Foam. Its quilted top comfort layer and the gel-infused foam layer below provide a soft feel and cradle your body to relieve pressure points while the slightly firmer support and base layers provide firmer support below.

In terms of support, the Idle Gel Plush mattress does a really good job of providing excellent support in all sleeping positions.

Idle Gel Plush mattress - corner view

Idle Gel Plush mattress – corner view

Comfort

Again, just like the Gel Foam, the IDLE Gel Plush mattress is quite comfortable with the soft quilted top and foam layer cradling your body and relieving pressure points and the support layer of memory foam and base layer below providing good support necessary for all sleeping positions.

The soft quilted top layer will provide you with the feeling of sleeping on clouds and eliminate any pain and discomfort while the special Idle buoyant foams will also provide a nice degree of bounce and responsiveness which facilitates changing positions during the night and getting in and out of bed and makes this mattress good for sex.

Idle Gel Plush mattress - corner view

Idle Gel Plush mattress – corner view

Sleeping Hot

Various gel-infused cooling buoyancy foams used in the construction of this mattress make it sleep incredibly cool.

They not only provide extraordinary pressure relief, but also work with the special cover to keep the mattress cool and prevent the build up of heat and that sticky, sweaty feeling typical for many all foam mattresses.

Sinkage and Motion Transfer

The IDLE Gel Plush mattress does a good job with sinkage too. Although this mattress is a bit softer than the Idle Gel Foam and Andrew compressed the top foam layers quite a bit, he couldn’t feel the firm base layer below.

The edge support with this mattress is also good when compared to other mattresses.

Idle Gel Plush mattress - profile

Idle Gel Plush mattress – profile

As for motion transfer, it was minimal with this mattress too, although there is a nice degree of bounce and responsiveness coming from its responsive and buoyant foams.

Smell / Off-Gassing

Just like the IDLE Sleep Gel Foam, this mattress gets high marks for not having too much of a noticeable smell upon opening the box.

The company uses only Natural, CentiPUR-US certified foams which significantly minimizes the degree of off-gassing that all foam mattresses usually have.

Customer Service:

  • 18 Full Month Home Trial
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Free Shipping
  • 100% money back guarantee for Returns / Refunds
  • American made

Price

The IDLE Sleep Gel Plush is priced a bit higher than the IDLE Sleep Gel foam and comes in at $995. But, this is a good price given the highest-quality materials used in the construction of this mattress and the overall comfort and luxuriousness that it provides.

Click here to read the full IDLE Sleep Gel Plush mattress review.

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IDLE Sleep Gel Foam vs. IDLE Sleep Gel Plush Mattress Comparison

Below is our comprehensive side-by-side comparison of the IDLE Sleep Gel Foam vs. IDLE Sleep Gel Plush mattress.

 IDLE Sleep Gel FoamIDLE Sleep Gel Plush
Layers3″ of the Idle Cooling Buoyancy foam, 2″ of supportive transition foam, 7″ of durable high-density foam1″ of custom blended foam with gel infusion, a 100% natural cotton barrier, 3″ of Idle Gel-Infused Buoyancy Foam, 3″ of the special memory foam, 8″ of durable high-density foam, a 100% natural fireproof cotton barrier
Height12″14"
CoverA high quality 450GSM washable quilted cover which wraps around the 100% natural cotton barrierA special IceFabric cover that is sewn into the quilted surface and that is made of 500GSM pure cotton
Firmness6.55.5
SupportExcellentExcellent
Motion TransferMinimalMinimal
Price-Queen$695$995
Price-King$855$1155
WarrantyLifetimeLifetime
Trial Period18 Full Month Home Trial 18 Full Month Home Trial
Shipping Free shippingFree shipping
Refunds & ReturnsYesYes

 

Which Mattress Is Right for You?

Choose the IDLE Sleep Gel Foam mattress if you like:

  • Classic memory foam feel – The IDLE Sleep Gel Foam mattress features various layers of special foams that will provide the softness and that classic memory foam feel that will make you get the impression of sleeping on clouds.
  • Pressure relieving mattresses – This mattress will cushion and cradle your body to relieve your pressure points and provide you with a relaxed and painless sleeping experience.
  • All foam mattresses that sleep cool – The IDLE Sleep Gel Foam mattress features unique breathable cover and special cooling technologies that will keep you cool and comfortable all night long.

Choose the IDLE Sleep Gel Plush mattress if you like:

  • Classic memory foam feel – This mattress, just like the previous one, features various layers of special foams that will provide the softness and that classic memory foam feel that will make you get the impression of sleeping on clouds.
  • Pressure relieving mattresses – And again, this mattress, just like the Gel Foam, will cushion and cradle your body to relieve your pressure points and provide you with a relaxed and painless sleeping experience.
  • All foam mattresses that sleep cool – The IDLE Sleep Gel Plush mattress also features unique breathable cover and special cooling technologies that will keep you cool and comfortable all night long.
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