Country Living McKinney Mattress Review
In this review we take a look at the McKinney mattress offered by Country Living Sleep, a luxury mattress brand created by the team of experts behind one of the most popular magazines in America – Country Living.
Country Living helped many readers craft their perfect, idyllic homes with numerous useful tips and ideas and now they are also helping us get the best sleep every night with their Welcome Home Collection of Luxury Mattresses which come with an industry leading 18-month sleep trial and a lifetime warranty.
The magazine has been around for decades and now they used their valuable knowledge and created the most comfortable mattresses in the country.
They teamed up with the America’s finest comfort, back support and mattress craft experts and came up with their own brand, the Welcome Home Collection.
The Welcome Home Collection of mattresses consists of three premium Country Living mattresses that come in at a great price range and with numerous special features that can suit the needs and sleep preferences of all types of sleepers.
The mattress that we’ll be reviewing today is an amazing all foam mattress designed to fit every bedroom in the house and provide you with the best sleeping experience that you can get only in the countryside.
The McKinney is a classic all-rounder that features two types of foams and balances softness and support to suit all types of sleepers and all sleeping styles.
Read our review to see what we think about this incredible new mattress, what are opinions and experiences sleeping on it and find out how well it could work for you. Review updated
Is the McKinney Mattress Right for You?
Buy the McKinney Mattress if you like:
- Memory foam feel – The McKinney mattress is made entirely of the proprietary designed foams which will hug and mold to your body to provide you with an amazing comfort and relieve your pressure points.
- Mattresses that provide an ideal balance of comfort and support – The McKinney mattress features special foams designed to provide an ideal balance of pressure relieving comfort and support which makes this mattress perfect for all types of sleepers.
- A mattress that sleeps cool – The McKinney mattress uses various cooling technologies such as copper-infused and gel foams and breathable cover which work together to draw the heat away from your body and increase airflow through the mattress to create an optimal level of comfort necessary for a restful and restorative night’s sleep.
You might not like the McKinney Mattress if:
- You don’t like the feel of memory foam – This is an all foam mattress made entirely of the proprietary foams. If you don’t like the feel of hug and contour that memory foam provides, then this mattress may not be a perfect choice for you.
Construction and Materials
The McKinney is a 12″ thick mattress made of 3 layers of various foams:
- 3″ Copper-infused Memory Foam Layer – This layer is made of 3″ of the proprietary copper-infused memory foam. It provides incredible pressure relief and features super-conductive copper beads which draw the heat away from your body for a cooler and fresher sleep.
- 1″ Gel Memory Foam Layer – This layer is 1″ of the special pressure-relieving foam infused with cooling gel and designed to keep the heat away from your body and provide you with a cool and restorative night’s sleep.
- 8″ Foam Core Layer – This layer is made of 8″ of high density foam that serves as the foundation for other foam layers above and provides greater stability and durability to the mattress. It also provides an ideal balance of pressure relieving comfort and support and works perfectly for all types of sleepers.
The McKinney mattress has a unique cooling cover. It is extremely smooth, cool and fresh to the touch and ensures a cooler and more comfortable night’s sleep from the first night and contributes to the overall luxuriousness of this mattress.
Firmness & Support
The McKinney mattress is a universal comfort model, which means that it is designed to appeal to a wide range of sleepers with different sleep preferences.
We felt it to be around a 6 on the firmness scale (10 being the firmest), which means it is more of a medium firm mattress. The company has their own firmness scale where they rate this mattress in a range you can see below.
As we always mention, firmness is largely weight dependent, and I usually tend to compress the top comfort layers of most mattresses more than Kaye does as I weigh considerably more than she does (230 lbs vs. 115).
Although I compressed the soft top comfort layers of the McKinney mattress quite a bit, the firmer base layer prevented me from sinking even further down into the mattress, supported my heavier weight with ease and distributed it evenly across the bed.
A nice 12″ thick design worked perfectly with the proprietary foam layers to provide a nice balance of pressure relieving comfort and support and it supported both my heavy weight and our combined weights sleeping as a couple and didn’t make us feel trapped in foam.
The mattress has that medium firm feel and is designed to suit all types of sleepers and work perfectly for all sleeping styles. So, in terms of support, the McKinney mattress did a great job and provided us with excellent support in all sleeping positions.
We are primarily side sleepers and we like mattresses that have enough give in the top comfort layers to mold to our bodies and cradle our shoulders and hips.
They also need to have enough firmness necessary to keep our spines properly aligned when we turn to our backs or stomachs, and the McKinney mattress has it all.
The McKinney mattress is a rather comfortable mattress with three layers of proprietary foams which work together with a soft and breathable cover to provide you with an ideal balance of pressure relieving comfort and support and with an incredibly cool and restorative night’s sleep.
The copper-infused foam and gel foam provide a somewhat softer feel on the top. They work together to cushion your body and provide excellent pressure relief to those areas where it is needed the most.
They also slowly transition your body weight into a firmer and thick base layer below which provides you with just the right amount of support needed to keep your spine properly aligned regardless of your preferred sleeping position.
Although the McKinney mattress features softer foams on top, they won’t make you feel stuck in foam and will allow you to easily change positions and get in and out of bed during the night.
The mattress is firm enough to be supportive and yet it has incredible softness that will make you feel like sleeping on clouds.
The special cooling cover is also smooth and pleasant to the touch and it adds to the overall comfort and luxuriousness of this mattress.
The McKinney mattress sleeps incredibly cool due to the special cooling technologies used in its construction.
The top comfort layer of this mattress is made of the proprietary copper-infused foam which features special copper beads for maximum cooling and comfort. The beads work to draw the heat away from your body and prevent its retention.
Beneath this layer of copper-infused foam, there is a layer of gel foam designed to work with the top comfort layer and breathable cover and provide that nice feeling of freshness to the mattress and keep you cool the whole night.
So, the mattress kept us cool and comfortable throughout the whole night and did not cause overheating and that sticky sweaty feel that some memory foam mattresses are known to cause.
Sinkage and Motion Transfer
As for sinkage and motion transfer, the McKinney mattress does a good job of minimizing the amount of sinkage and motion transfer due to the highest quality foams used in its construction.
As we often preach, sinkage and motion transfer are highly weight dependent. The fact that I weigh around 230lbs tends to have a rather large bearing on the degree of sinkage I experience when sitting and lying on a mattress.
Kaye, who is half my weight, experiences much less sinkage than I do, but again this is to be expected due to her much lighter weight.
With many other lower quality all foam mattresses I often tend to sink down a lot and even bottom out. However, this was not the case with the McKinney mattress.
It is true that I compressed the softer layers on top quite a bit, but they transitioned my body weight nicely into the firmer base layer below which stopped me from sinking even further down into the mattress and feeling trapped in foam.
These layers worked together to lift my heavy body weight and our combined weights sleeping as a couple and distributed them evenly across the bed.
The edge support is also good with this mattress and I didn’t compress the edges too much at all when sitting or lying near them and didn’t experience the well-known feel of “rolling off” the edges.
As for motion transfer, there is no motion transfer with this mattress. A nice 12″ thickness of the McKinney mattress and various layers of proprietary foams did a great job of eliminating motion transfer.
Smell / Off-Gassing
As for smell / off-gassing, the McKinney mattress gets excellent marks in this category for not having too much of a noticeable smell upon opening the box.
Any smell that was present was due to the fact that it comes tightly compressed and packed in a plastic package. This is entirely normal for an all-foam mattress that ships in a box. However, it was noting too serious and dissipated quickly, within a few hours.
Country Living Sleep really shines in the customer service department and provides above average customer service options. This includes the following:
- 18-Month Trial Period
- Lifetime Warranty
- Free Shipping
- 100% money back guarantee for Returns / Refunds
- Made in the USA
- Click here to get 25% off store wide!
The McKinney mattress is priced pretty reasonably and comes in at $1073 for a Queen, which is a good price given the unique design and quality materials used in the construction of this mattress.
All in all, the McKinney mattress is a great new all foam bed.
It’s offered by Country Living, a magazine that has managed to gain the hearts of many readers and that has spent years researching the market and trying to find out what is that people really want and created the best mattress capable of providing them with a restorative night’s sleep.
It is an universal comfort model that offers a nice medium firm feel and a perfect balance of pressure relieving comfort and support ideal for all sleeping styles and all types of sleepers, including heavier sleepers.
The McKinney mattress combines a nice 12″ thickness with various layers of proprietary foams to provide you with a comfortable and pain-free night’s sleep.
Besides this, the proprietary foams used in the construction of this mattress come with some special features that make it sleep incredibly cool. So, the McKinney mattress with also keep you cool all night long.
These special foams also do an excellent job of minimizing sinkage and motion transfer which makes the McKinney mattress a good choice for couples who tend to frequently change positions during the night.
Besides this, the company offers an industry leading 18-month sleep trial and a lifetime warranty, and they’re doing everything to prove to their customers that their highest quality mattresses match a high value for money and that they will last for an eternity.
So, if you’re looking for an interesting all foam mattress that comes with some special features, sleeps incredibly cool and is capable of providing you with a perfect balance of comfort and support needed for a comfortable and restorative night’s sleep and last for an eternity, then the McKinney mattress may be the right one for you.