Allswell Mattress Review
This combined review of the Allswell mattresses takes a look at the company’s original Luxe Hybrid mattress and their signature Allswell, which is another hybrid that was originally introduced in 2018.
Allswell is one of the new online mattress companies that are taking over the mattress industry and has released three beds: the Luxe Hybrid and Allswell, (which we are reviewing here) and another luxury hybrid mattress – the Allswell Supreme, which we have recently reviewed here. All of these models are premium beds, built of the highest-quality materials.
This in-depth review of the Allswell mattresses 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 the following review to see what we feel about these luxurious new mattresses! (Review updated)
Construction and Materials of the Luxe Hybrid and original Allswell
The Luxe Hybrid mattress is a 12″ hybrid mattress made up of the following layers:
- 1″ Top Comfort Layer – This layer is made of 1″ of quilted memory foam sewn into the cover, and it is designed to improve airflow and relieve pressure points, while providing softness and a luxurious feel to the top.
- 1″ Comfort Layer – This layer is 1″ of Airflow Polyfoam, similar to memory foam, designed to dissipate heat and provide contouring. It is really soft to the touch and responds slowly to pressure which extends the contouring of the comfort layers deeper into the mattress. Unlike memory foam, the Airflow Polyfoam is more breathable and does not retain body heat but helps disperse it.
- 2.5″ Transition Layer – This layer is made of 2.5″ of soft polyfoam that is slightly firmer than the foams above and functions as a transitional support layer between the comfort layers and pocketed coil system below. It has a quicker response to pressure than the foam layers above and is designed to provide the sleeper with some lift and eliminate the feeling of being stuck in foam.
- 7.5″ Support Layer – This layer is 7.5″ of high-quality pocketed coils designed to provide expected bounce and support, encourage airflow through the mattress and reduce motion transfer.
The cover of this mattress is made of the company’s special fabric that is breathable, soft and cool to the touch. It improves the airflow through the mattress and aids in cooling.
In addition, the cover is quilted with super soft foam that makes you initially sink into the bed and feel like you are sleeping on clouds.
All in all, the exterior of this bed is extremely soft and luxurious which is something we normally see only in mattresses costing 3-4x the cost of this one.
The Allswell mattress is another hybrid, which is 10″ thick and made up of the following layers:
- 1″ Top Comfort Layer – This layer is made of 1″ of quilted cotton padding sewn into a cover, which is also designed to improve airflow and relieve pressure points while providing softness and a luxurious feel to the top.
- 2″ CoolFlow Foam Layer – This layer is 2″ of the special open-cell CoolFlow Foam, designed to provide greater breathability and dissipate excessive body heat. It also provides necessary contouring and pressure relief and serves as a transition layer between the soft quilted top and pocketed coil system.
- 7″ Support Layer – This layer is made of 7″ of high-quality pocketed coils designed to provide expected bounce and support, encourage airflow through the mattress and reduce motion transfer.
The cover of this mattress is made of the company’s special fabric that is breathable, soft and cool to the touch too. Like I have already mentioned, it improves the airflow through the mattress and aids in cooling.
Like the cover of the previous mattress, this one is also quilted, but this time with soft cotton padding that is soft and pleasant to the touch.
Firmness & Support
As these mattresses have slightly different constructions and thicknesses, they also vary in terms of firmness and level of support they provide.
The Luxe Hybrid mattress only comes in one firmness option, and we rate it at a 6,5 out of 10 (10 being the firmest).
It feels like a medium-firm mattress, in that the top comfort layers and soft cover provide a plush, luxurious feel with the underlying pocketed coil support layer providing firmer support below.
The company rates this mattress in a range from 5.5 to 7 as you can see from the firmness scale given below, which you can also find on their site.
With so many mattresses, since I am a heavier sleeper, I tend to press through the top comfort layers and feel more of the bouncy spring layer below which is often hard and not as comfortable.
This wasn’t the case with the Luxe Hybrid. Although I compressed the soft top comfort layers and sunk into the bed to a certain degree, the transition layer and pocketed coils below prevented me from sinking even further and feeling enveloped by a mattress.
The first thing I felt when I laid down on the mattress was the contouring feel of the memory foam in the cover and comfort layers. As mentioned, I sunk into the mattress to a decent degree, but I didn’t feel “trapped in foam”.
The comfort layers and the top cover provided me with comfort and relieved pressure points while the slightly firmer transition layer and the pocketed coil layer below provided my heavy body with a nice lift and distributed my weight evenly across the bed.
As a heavier sleeper and a side sleeper, I personally like the mattresses with a softer feel that can cradle my body and relieve pressure points while supporting my weight and preventing me from sinking too much into it, and for me this one was of the perfect firmness. It provided me with a perfect balance of comfort and support.
Overall, we felt that this mattress works good for side sleepers, in that it has soft top comfort layers that hug and mold to your hips and shoulders and prevent the development of pressure points on your body.
It provides you with just the right amount of comfort necessary for side sleeping position without causing you to feel enveloped by foam, and is firm enough for back sleepers and stomach sleepers as well.
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 Luxe Hybrid. Its quilted top comfort layer and the foam layer below provide a soft feel and cradle your body to relieve pressure points while the pocketed coil support layer provides firmer support below.
The company rates this mattress in a range from 4.5 to 6.5 which you can see from the firmness scale given below.
The Allswell feels a little on the softer side to me, as I am significantly heavier than Kaye, and I tend to press through the top comfort layers and feel more of the bouncier pocketed spring layer in the mattress.
In terms of support, the Allswell mattress does a really good job of providing excellent support in all sleeping positions. Like I have already mentioned, we are primarily side sleepers and we like mattresses that provide enough give in the top comfort layer to support our shoulders and hips, while also having the firmness if we switch to our stomachs and backs.
Although the soft top comfort layer and transition layer make it a little softer for me than I usually like, the Allswell provided enough support, lifted my heavy weight and prevented me from sinking too much into the mattress and feeling enveloped by it.
The Allswell is soft enough to be comfortable but still supportive where I didn’t sink too far down in the mattress, causing hip or shoulder pain which some softer mattresses tend to do.
The Luxe Hybrid is quite comfortable, with the extra soft and plush top comfort layers and the cooling cover material providing a soft and supple sleeping environment, while the foam layers and pocketed coil system below work to support and contour the body during sleep.
Although it caused us to sink into its top comfort layers to a certain degree, especially me as I’m significantly heavier from Kaye (230 lbs vs. 115), it did not cause us to feel trapped in foam or Kaye to experience that sinking down into a hole feel that traditional memory foam mattresses tend to cause.
We could easily switch positions without too much motion transfer during the night for Kaye when I get up or move around.
Being soft enough in the top comfort layers, it worked perfectly well for us as side sleepers. It cradled our hips and shoulders, relieved our pressure points and created a cool and comfortable sleeping surface.
The Allswell mattress is quite comfortable too, with the soft quilted top and foam layer cradling your body and relieving pressure points and the pocketed coil system below providing good support necessary for all sleeping positions.
There is also an expected amount of bounce coming from the coils which facilitated changing positions during the night and getting in and out of bed and they also worked perfectly with the layers above to lift your body and distribute your weight evenly across the bed.
The soft exterior cover combined with the foam layer and quilted top do a good job at providing body hug and contour while the pocketed coils below prevent you from sinking too much into the mattress and feeling stuck.
The Luxe Hybrid mattress does a good job of sleeping cool during the night due to breathable foam layers, special cooling cover and pocketed coil system that allows greater airflow through the mattress to prevent the build up of heat and keep you cool and comfortable all night.
It did a great job of preventing sweating during the night and we did not experience the sticky feeling in the least bit which was something we really were thankful for.
The Allswell mattress does a good job of sleeping cool due to its hybrid construction using pocketed coil system and the open-cell CoolFlow foam.
The CoolFlow foam allows greater breathability and works perfectly with the quilted cotton pad to prevent the build up of excessive body heat and keep you cool and comfortable all night long, while the cotton also makes sleeping surface cool and extremely pleasant to touch.
So, the Allswell does a good job at minimizing heat retention and we did not feel much in the way of heat or stickiness with this mattress too.
Sinkage & Motion Transfer
The Luxe Hybrid does not cause too much sinkage and motion transfer. As we always tend to mention, the fact that I weigh around 230 lbs tends to have a rather large bearing on the degree of sinkage I experience when sitting and lying on mattresses, and I often compress the softer top comfort layers quite a bit and feel more of the firmer support layers below, which is especially the case with softer mattresses.
I compressed the top comfort layers of the Luxe Hybrid to a certain degree, but the firmer transition layer below and pocketed coil layer perfectly worked together to lift my heavy weight and prevent me from sinking even further into the mattress.
Kaye, who is half my weight, experienced much less sinkage than I did, but again this is to be expected due to her much lighter weight. The Luxe Hybrid also didn’t cause her to roll into me or experience the feeling of sinking into a hole.
As for the edge support, the edge support with this mattress is about average compared to other mattresses. Although the cushioning foam layers on top may appear to affect the edge support of this bed, the firmer transition layer and pocketed coil system used in this mattress prevent the excessive sinkage and help the mattress maintain its shape.
I sunk through the comfort layers pretty quickly when sitting on the edges, but I couldn’t feel the pocketed coils below and I slept near the edge at times but I did not experience any of the “rolling off” the edges.
Motion transfer was about average with the Luxe Hybrid due to the use of pocketed coils and memory foam in its comfort layers. Hybrids as a rule have more responsiveness due to their coil construction, but the use of memory foam helps promote reduction in motion transfer between sleepers moving during the night.
This is often a big issue for us, when my heavier 230 lbs body moves or gets out of the bed and wakes Kaye up during the night, but with this mattress, Kaye felt no disruption in her sleep when we changed positions which made for happy sleeping for both of us.
The Allswell does a good job with sinkage too. This mattress is a bit softer than the Luxe Hybrid which is why I sank through its top comfort layers faster, but here too, I couldn’t feel the pocketed coils below.
Its pocketed coil construction did an good job at supporting my heavy weight and our combined weights as a couple and distributed them evenly across the bed.
The edge support with this mattress is also about average when compared to other mattresses. I quickly compressed the top comfort layers, but the pocketed coil system below prevented the excessive sinkage and I did not experience any of the “rolling off” the edges or having them compressed under my weight.
There was some amount of motion transfer, as to be expected with a hybrid coil mattress with a softer feel which provides more bounce than a foam or latex mattress, but it was nothing too extreme and did not interfere with our sleep.
Smell / Off-Gassing
Luckily, both mattresses get high marks in this category for not having too much of a noticeable smell upon opening the box. The hybrid coil / foam construction minimized the degree of off-gassing that all foam mattresses usually have.
Allswell is pretty standard when it comes to their warranty and support offerings. Most mattress companies offering mattresses in this category share about the same offerings in terms of sleep trials and warranty, and Allswell is no exception here.
- 100-Night Trial period
- 10 Year Warranty
- Free Ground Shipping
As for the prices of these amazing new mattresses, they are extremely reasonable, with the Luxe Hybrid coming in at $585 for a Queen and the Allswell Queen size mattresses selling for only $345. These are great prices given the luxuriousness of the materials and construction used.
The Allswell mattresses are great beds that combine pocketed coils and layers of high-quality foams with a soft and extremely comfortable covers. The premium materials and excellent craftsmanship make them luxury mattresses that can compete with other beds costing much more.
If you’re looking for a mattress with a medium-firm to softer feel and excellent comfort necessary for all sleeping positions, especially side sleeping, then one of the Allswell mattresses may be the right choice for you.
The use of various layers of high-quality, plush foams on top and pocketed coils in support layers makes them have less motion transfer and sleep cooler than many other mattresses.
Soft and breathable covers of these beds offer a silky, smooth feel and are cool and pleasant to the touch which aids in cooling and adds to the overall comfort and luxuriousness of these mattresses.
The Allswell mattresses are a good choice for those that like the hug and contour of foam without feeling “trapped in the mattress”. They can provide you with good pressure relief and with the right balance of comfort and support necessary for a quality night’s sleep.
We hope that our combined Allswell mattress review helps you out when making your next mattress purchase! If you have any questions, feel free to let us know!