Spindle Mattress Review
Our Spindle mattress review highlights this affordable 100% natural latex mattress which provides comfort and support at a great price. The Spindle mattress offers a variety of different firmness options which you assemble yourself from the pieces that are shipped to you, which is something unique.
Read about our experience sleeping on this great 100% latex mattress and decide if it may be the right one for you! (Review updated December 2017)
Construction and Materials
The Spindle mattress is a 10″ all natural mattress made up of 3 layers of natural Dunlop latex which can be configured in different ways to adjust the firmness of the mattress. We received the mattress in the “Firm” setting with the following layers
- A 3″ Top Layer – This layer is 3″ of all natural Dunlop latex with medium firmness
- A 3″ Middle Layer – This is another 3″ layer of natural latex with “firm” firmness
- A 3″ Bottom Layer – This is another 3″ layer of natural latex with “firm” firmness
The cover of the Spindle mattress is made up of circular knit fabric with 1″ of natural wool batting.
The Spindle mattress arrives in different boxes and is designed to be assembled at home. The cover is unfolded and then 3 boxes of the 3″ latex are laid out and placed within the cover depending on the firmness options selected and then zipped up.
Latex is quite heavy, and takes two people to do this job!
Firmness & Support
As shown above, the Spindle mattress can come in a variety of firmness configurations. Based on my weight (230lbs), the company recommended that we go with the Firm model.
The firm setting is two lower layers of firmer latex, and a Medium layer on top. With this configuration, we rate it around a 7-8 out of 10 (10 being firmest) on the firmness scale. For the same level of firmness, the Spindle mattress felt more comfortable than comparable foam or spring mattresses, due to the nature of the latex used in construction.
The Spindle latex mattress provides great support for all sleeping positions, and does a great job supporting my heavier weight and large frame as a side sleeper, which is not something I expected.
Often with synthetic latex mattresses or hybrids, I tend to not like the feeling of “floating on top” of the latex and prefer more body hug and contour, but the latex used in the Spindle feels much better than expected.
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. The Spindle does a great job with all three sleeping positions.
The Spindle mattress is deceiving, in that it initially feels rather firm and not as cushioned as is the nature of latex mattresses compared to say, memory foam mattresses.
However, after sleeping on it for an extended amount of time, we found that our bodies adapted to the mattress and the latex provided a very comfortable nights sleep and contoured to our bodies well.
The responsiveness and bounce of the latex provided us with a comfortable sleeping surface as well as helped enable our romantic moments in bed to be a lot.. well.. bouncier! 😉
The high quality latex used by the Spindle and the organic soft cotton cover with the wool batting go a long way to making a very comfortable mattress and contributing to great sleep.
The Spindle mattress did not sleep hot at all, which is something we really like. Latex doesn’t trap heat like foam does, so we knew not to expect much heat when sleeping on the mattress.
Compared to many of the foam or hybrid mattresses we have reviewed, as well as many latex hybrid models, the 100% latex Spindle mattress is much cooler based on the use of only latex.
Sinkage & Motion Transfer
The Spindle mattress does an excellent job with sinkage and motion transfer, especially compared to most mattresses we have reviewed. As we always preach, sinkage (and motion transfer) is largely 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.
The latex used in the Spindle, especially as it is the Firm setting, made sure there was minimal sinkage when I sat on the mattress as well as when sleeping.
Edge support is very good with this mattress, and better than most memory foam mattresses we have reviewed. I slept near the edge at time to test this and did not experience any of the “rolling off” the edges or having them compressed under my weight.
Motion transfer is also a lot lower than for most mattresses we have reviewed, as the high density latex layers and firmness of the mattress all work together to isolate movement to a good degree. Latex by nature provides a lot of responsiveness and bounce, but it wasn’t such that disrupted our sleep.
Neither Kaye nor myself felt any 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
The Spindle did not have any off-gassing as it is a 100% latex mattress, however we did have the latex smell on our hands after assembling the mattress which seemed hard to get off! The mattress itself did not have any significant odor, however, which is a big benefit of an all natural, 100% latex mattress
Spindle provides about the standard amount of customer service you can expect in an online mattress retailer This includes:
- 365 Night Sleep Trial
- 10 Year Warranty
- 25 Year Comfort Life Program
- Save 5% on a Spindle with code:talk5
- Free Shipping
The Spindle is priced higher than most mattresses we have tested, as it is 100% latex. However, for all latex mattresses it is much less expensive than comparable latex beds.
The Spindle is $1349 for a Queen, which is a good price given the quality materials and construction used in this mattress. You can save 5% on this price using code: talk5
The Spindle mattress is only the second all latex mattress which we have tested to date (besides the Zenhaven) and one of the higher quality mattresses that we have reviewed. The 100% natural Dunlop latex used in the construction of the Spindle provides a very comfortable yet supportive mattress that is ideal for all sleeping positions.
The Spindle mattress provides the classic latex mattress feel of moderate body hug and contour combined with great responsiveness from the latex construction. The Spindle sleeps cool and has minimal sinkage and moderate motion transfer, and is a great choice for sleepers that enjoy the “floating on top of” your bed feeling that latex feels like.
For the money, you can’t get a similar 100% all natural latex mattress for the same price as the Spindle, and we recommend it to those who are looking for a good value in an all latex mattress.
Hopefully this Spindle mattress review helps you out in your next mattress purchase decision!
Zenhaven vs Spindle
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Latex proves to be a fantastic choice for many reasons. Besides being a natural, eco-friendly material, latex is also noted for delivering optimal comfort from its inherent springiness and for being more hygienic than other types of materials used in the construction of mattresses.
In this review, we’ll present you with the characteristics and benefits of two 100% latex mattresses: Zenhaven and Spindle.
Read the full Zenhaven vs. Spindle comparison.
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Read the full Brentwood Home Cedar vs. Spindle review.