PangeaBed Mattress Review
Our PangeaBed mattress review highlights this unique latex and foam hybrid mattress that includes copper in its construction. PangeaBed set out to create a high quality, hypoallergenic mattress to rival what is currently out in the market by using the best materials available to craft a mattress that meets the needs of all sleepers.
The PangeaBed uses premium hypoallergenic Talalay latex, and also utilizes copper in the mattress to assist with temperature regulation and contributing anti-allergen features to the bed.
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Construction and Materials
The PangeaBed mattress is a 10″ latex, gel foam and base foam mattress made up of 4 layers (including the cover).
- 1.5″ Top Comfort Layer – This layer is 1.5″ of natural Talalay latex that provides comfort and a responsive sleeping surface. The PangeaBed Copper has copper infused in this latex layer that makes the bed cool, antibactierial, and non-allergenic.
- 1.5″ Transition and Cooling Layer – This layer is 1.5″ of Cooling Gel foam which provides transitional support and works with the top comfort layer to providing additional cooling and comfort.
- 7″ Foundation Layer – This layer is an additional 7″ base foam that provides support for the mattress as well as deep compression support for the body.
The cover of the PangeaBed mattress is a luxury quilted cover that is infused with 5/8″ of soft foam. The cover is made of polyester which contributes to the hypo-allergenic features of the mattress.
The cover is very high quality with superior fit and finish and an attractive design, with a copper / orange color.
Firmness & Support
In terms of firmness, we would rate the PangeaBed as around a 6-7 on the firmness scale (10 being firmest). Overall, the PangeaBed has a firmer feel which is to be expected from a latex and foam hybrid mattress, which tend to provide more of an “uplifting” sensation compared to memory foam.
The latex provides a high degree of responsiveness and bounce to the mattress, with the underlying gel foam layer providing additional support and body contour.
The hybrid design does a good job at providing support for your body and providing that response and pushback that is to be expected from a latex hybrid mattress, while at the same time providing enough give to make it comfortable and supportive in all sleeping positions.
I was a bit surprised that a 10″ mattress would be as supportive as the PangeaBed is for me, at 230lbs, when most mattresses that are this depth usually bottom out or compress under my weight.
Kaye doesn’t have this problem, as she weighs half what I do, so it was nice to have a mattress that provided us both with support for our respective body weights.
The Talalay latex did a great job of supporting my heavier weight and not compressing down completely like some competing latex hybrids have done for me, which is impressive.
The PangeaBed mattress does a really good job of providing excellent support in all sleeping positions. As we are primarily side sleepers, 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.
Often latex hybrid mattresses don’t provide enough “give” to support my larger frame and I end up with numb arms at time when sleeping on my side, but not so with the PangeaBed.
The Talalay latex was soft enough to cradle our bodies while providing enough pushback and response that makes changing sleeping positions easy during the night.
The Talalay latex in the top comfort layer and and gel cooling foam in the transition layer of the PangeaBed both do a great job of providing a very comfortable sleeping surface.
While generally we prefer the hug and contour of memory foam, this is an individual preference. The PangeaBed initially felt on the firm side to us, but after sleeping on it for a few weeks softened up and molded to our bodies quite well.
As mentioned, the underlying support foam and gel foam transition layer support my weight very well, and surprisingly do a very good job at handling my individual weight and our combined weight on the same mattress.
The premium materials used in the PangeaBed, primarily the Talalay latex and copper infused latex, make the PangeaBed mattress both very supportive as well as being a very comfortable mattress.
The PangeaBed does a great job at sleeping very cool due to the materials used in the mattresses. The Talalay latex and gel foam layers, as well as the breathable quilted soft top cover work well together to minimize heat retention when sleeping.
The PangeaBed mattress did sleep noticeably cooler due to the copper infused latex.
We didn’t really feel any noticeable heat buildup or get the common sweaty feeling that some memory foam mattresses tend to cause, which is a good thing for us sharing a bed!
Sinkage & Motion Transfer
The PangeaBed mattress also does a good job with sinkage and motion transfer. As we always preach, sinkage (and motion transfer) is largely weight dependent and plays a big part in how mattresses respond to both my individual and our combined weight.
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.
During the sleep test period when we reviewed the PangeaBed mattress, I did not sink much at all when I sat near the edge or when lying down, which is significant given my larger weight and frame.
I did not “bottom out” when sitting on the PangeaBed like I do with other mattresses which was a welcomed surprise.
Edge support is good with the PangeaBed, consistent with other latex hybrid mattresses that use Talalay latex we have reviewed. I slept near the edge at time to test this and did not experience any of the “rolling off” the edges, nor did I experience much edge compression when sitting on the edge due to my weight.
Motion transfer is good for a latex mattress, and did not cause us to feel each other’s movement during the night to much degree. Latex hybrids such as the PangeaBed tend to cause more motion transfer than usual in many cases due to the responsiveness of the latex used.
However, for the most part, neither Kaye nor myself felt very much disruption in our sleep or shaking of the mattress when each other changed positions or got in or out of bed during the night.
Smell / Off-Gassing
During our review of the PangeaBed mattress we did not notice much smell upon opening the boxes. This is primarily due to the fact that it is only partly foam and to a large degree latex, which doesn’t smell nearly as much as all-foam mattresses.
PangeaBed provides about the standard amount of customer service you can expect in a “Bed In A Box” online mattress retailer This includes:
- 100 Night Sleep Trial
- 10 Year Warranty
- Click here to save $$ on a PangeaBed
- Made in America
- Free Shipping
The PangeaBed mattress is priced reasonably at $895 for a Queen, (less any discounts available on their site) which is a good price given the quality materials and construction used in this mattress.
PangeaBed set out to create a mattress different from current offerings on the market and we feel delivered on this goal. The use of premium Talalay latex, hypo-allergenic materials, and the use of gel foam and copper all work together to create a very good mattress at a very reasonable price.
The high quality Talalay latex used in the PangeaBed, and the copper-infused latex option, combined with the gel foam cooling layer, do a great job at providing a cool, comfortable nights sleep.
The PangeaBed mattress provides good support for all sleeping positions, and is quite comfortable. The mattress does a good job at supporting heavier sleepers and doesn’t compress or cause excess sinkage for sleepers.
The PangeaBed sleeps cool and is a good choice for couples sharing a mattress as well, even with the moderate motion transfer that is caused by the latex construction. All in all, the PangeaBed mattress is a very comfortable and flexible mattress that should appeal to a wide variety of sleepers.
We hope our review of the PangeaBed helps you make a decision on whether this mattress is the right choice for you!