Airweave Advanced Mattress Review
Our Airweave Advanced mattress review takes a look at this unique new bed that is completely different from anything we have tried out before.
The idea for creating such mattress came after Motokuni Takaoka took over his uncle’s fishing line company and realized that material used for producing fishing lines can be also used for other purposes like creating new mattresses.
The Airweave Advanced mattress, using a special Airfiber material that is both supportive and breathable, is now available in the USA too.
It features a Dual Mode technology and an optional pillow top layer for additional softness and allows you to customize firmness and have different firmness levels simply by flipping the parts from soft to firm side depending on your preferences.
Our in-depth review evaluates all of the criteria we use to determine what constitutes a good mattress, which includes firmness / support, comfort, sleeping hot, and other features as outlined below.
Read our review and see what we think about this unique new mattress and find out whether it could meet all your specific needs and sleep preferences! Review updated
Construction and Materials
The Airweave Advanced is a 8.5″ mattress consisting of three identical parts made of proprietary designed Airfiber that compose just one layer when put together.
As mentioned the Airfiber is the company’s proprietary material made from interwoven white fibers that make up the core of the mattress. This material has a firm, yet airy feel, provides extraordinary support, distributes your weight evenly across the bed and allows you to move easily while minimizing motion transfer. It also allows a great airflow through the mattress to keep the things cool and comfortable during the whole night.
Besides this, the open fiber technology of this mattress makes its cleaning incredibly easy as you only need to pour cold water over the Airfiber to rinse out any dirt that may accumulate over time.
The Airweave Advanced mattress has both inner and outer cover which is made of soft and stretchy polyester that secures all the components and increases the overall comfort of this mattress. It is also highly breathable and allows the air to circulate freely through the mattress and is totally removable so you can take it off and wash it if necessary.
Firmness & Support
The Airweave Advanced is a unique mattress that gives you the ability to choose the firmness level by flipping the Dual Mode Airfiber blocks to regular or firm side or adding the pillow top layer for softness. But, regardless of what you pick, the mattress is definitely more on the firmer side and we would say it is around a 8.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale (10 being the firmest).
On the image below, which you can also find on the company’s site, you can see how firm is the Airfiber when compared to other mattress materials.
As always, firmness is largely weight dependent and I usually compress the top comfort layers of most mattresses more than Kaye does since I weigh considerably more than she does (230lbs vs. 115).
However, this was not the case with the Airweave Advanced. I didn’t compress this mattress much at all and for me personally, the Airweave Advanced is on the firmer side. It was really supportive and lifted my heavy weight with ease offering more the feeling of sleeping on the top of the mattress rather than inside it.
Although the mattress had some softness and cushioning feel coming from its soft and pleasant polyester cover, it doesn’t feel as cushioned as some other mattresses we have tried out so far.
Kaye likes firmer mattresses and it worked well for her when sleeping on her back and stomach and provided her with good support during sleeping, but I felt some numbness in my hips and shoulders when sleeping on my side so I would say this mattress is definitely for people who like firm beds.
Like I mentioned, the Airweave is more on the firm side and doesn’t feel as cushioned as some other mattresses that we have reviewed. The resilient Airfibers provide you with a high level of support and with the feeling of floating on top rather than sinking into your mattress.
When you lie down you will initially feel the soft cover which is pleasant to the touch. Pushing in further, you will the support of the Airfiber material that prevents you from sinking into the mattress and feeling stuck in it.
Moving around in bed is also easy as the firm surface offers enough bounce that allows you to change positions and get in and out of bed easily during the night.
This mattress may work great with stomach and back sleepers as it has enough firmness necessary to keep your spine properly aligned, but it may be too firm for side sleepers as it doesn’t have much give to cradle your shoulders and hips while sleeping on your side and prevent the appearance of pressure points.
Besides this, the Airweave Advanced mattress sleeps quite cool due to its light and breathable cover and interwoven Airfibers that encourage greater airflow through the mattress. These fibers help regulate body temperature throughout the night and prevent the build up of heat in the mattress.
As this mattress is not a memory foam mattress, but it is entirely built of Airfibers, we did not feel any discomfort or stickiness that is often the case with memory foam mattresses.
Sinkage and Motion Transfer
Sinkage and motion transfer, again with many mattresses are highly dependent on the sleeper’s weight. As I weigh considerably more than Kaye, around 230 lbs, I tend to sink a lot more into mattresses when sitting up or on the edge. Kaye experiences much less singage than I do due to her much lighter weight (115 lbs).
But with this mattress there was not much sinkage at all. Actually, it has the least amount sinkage of all other mattresses we have tested so far.
The Airweave Advanced did a good job of lifting my heavy weight and supported it with ease and I didn’t compress it in the least bit and bottom out despite the 8.5″ thickness of this mattress.
This tends to be the case with most lower quality 10″ all foam mattresses due to my heavier weight which easily compresses many 10″ mattresses when sitting up in the bed, or near the edge, but this wasn’t the case at all with the Airweave Advanced although it is only 8.5″ thick.
We also did not we experience the common phenomenon of Kaye’s “sinking in a hole” or rolling towards me from the unequal weight difference on the mattress.
Edge support is also excellent with this mattress and better than in most other mattresses that we have reviewed. I didn’t compress the edges much at all when sitting or lying near them. We also didn’t experience any “rolling off the edge” of the mattress sensation.
Although the Airweave Advanced mattress has some bounce, there wasn’t so much motion transfer when we adjusted positions or got in and out of bed due to the special Airfibers used in the construction of this bed.
Smell / Off-Gassing
There was zero of off-gassing / smell as there is no foam in the construction of this mattress and it is entirely built of special Airfibers which don’t release any smell. Therefore, we give the Airweave Advanced high marks in this category.
The Airweave Advanced is pretty standard when it comes to their warranty and support offerings and includes the following:
- 10-year Warranty
- 100 Trial Period
- Free Shipping & Returns
- Made in Japan
The Airweave Advanced may be bit pricier when compared to other mattresses we have reviewed and comes in at $1505 for a Queen. However, this is a good price given the unique construction of this mattress and all the special features it comes with.
The Airweave Advanced is unlike any other mattress we have tried out. Built from the interwoven Airfibers, it offers excellent support, fast response and a good degree of cooling.
Besides this, it causes minimal sinkage and amount of motion transfer and has excellent edge support.
In addition, it comes with a Dual Mode technology that allows you to choose the firmness level, an optional pillow top layer that can add to the softness of this mattress and an incredibly soft and breathable cover that is extremely pleasant to the touch.
Although the construction of this mattress allows you to flip the blocks and choose between regular and firm side, regardless of what you choose, it falls more on the firmer side and offers more the feeling of sleeping on the top of the mattress rather than inside it.
So, if you are back or stomach sleeper and you are looking for an ultra firm mattress that will provide you with excellent support necessary to keep your spine properly aligned when sleeping in these positions, then you should definitely consider the Airweave Advanced.
We hope our review of this mattress will help you in your next mattress purchase.
Construction / Materials9.1/10
Firmness & Support9.2/10
Sinkage & Motion Transfer9.2/10
Smell / Off-Gassing9.2/10
- Sleeps cool
- Perfect for those who like firmer beds
- No motion transfer
- May be too firm for those who like the mattresses with a softer feel