Review of Wright Bedding

Disclosure: This site receives a payment from Wright Bedding when you purchase a product using any links to that company in this article (or use my coupon code)

Dozens of mattress-in-a-box companies have come out in the past year, and most of them are extremely similar to the point where I don’t even bother reviewing them. But occasionally, one of the companies that contacts me for a review is actually different from the others, and I agree to review them. One such company was Wright Bedding.

Whereas most companies are selling a 10 inch foam mattress in a box for about $900, Wright is selling a 11 inch foam mattress for about twice that price. I had to see for myself whether it was worth it. The short answer: it is for some people. For the long answer, keep reading.

Wright bedding

The Wright mattress label. The 1.27 stands for the 27 prototypes they went through before deciding on this one.

Construction of the mattress

This part gets a little technical, so feel free to skip it. But if you’re a nerd like me, you like this stuff.

The Wright mattress is an 11 inch memory foam mattress made in the USA. The top 1.5 inches are 4 pound density memory foam (which is denser than average; 3 lb is roughly average, 4 lb is considered pretty strong). Below that is a 2 inch layer of 3 pound density foam, and then 1.5 inches of 5 pound density foam. The bottom 6 inch support layer is 1.8 pound density high resiliency poly foam (which is very common.) The middle layers are also designed to promote air flow. I spent quite a bit of time on the mattress and it didn’t really warm up, so it’s good in that respect too.

The foams overall skew a little stronger than average, so you might get an extra year or two of use out of a Wright over some of its competitors.

All of the foams used are CertiPUR-US certified, which is nice, but it isn’t anything too special. Most USA-made mattresses have that certification, as do a good number of Chinese imports. It’s the very minimum you should expect from a mattress.

Wright mattress

The Wright cover zips off to allow cleaning. (Though, cleaning shouldn’t be necessary if you use a mattress protector.)

How the mattress feels

(Note: I tried an earlier version of the mattress. They made some changes since this review was published.)

The important thing to look for in a mattress is how it feels. This one is just on the firm side of medium. On a scale from 1 to 10, where 1 is concrete and 10 is a marshmallow, this is somewhere around a 4.5. You’ll squish into it a bit, but it should keep you mostly in alignment unless you’re either extremely skinny or extremely heavy. (Or put another way, you’ll like this if you like luxury firm or somewhat plush mattresses. If you like it extra firm or super soft, this is not for you). Luckily, most people need something in the medium-firm area, which is why most companies with only one model target that firmness.

Despite being a memory foam mattress, you don’t really get stuck in it as much as you do with some other brands, like Tempurpedic. It’s not as bouncy as mattresses that use latex or a latex substitute either; it’s somewhere in between.

Delivery

The unique thing about Wright Bedding is they will deliver and set up their mattress and haul away your old mattress for free. The other companies in this space will just ship you the box and let you set it up for yourself. Wright’s delivery service can save quite a bit of hassle. They say they can deliver in “as little as one day,” but more realistically it will take a few days.

Return policy/warranty

Wright offers a 120 day trial. If you’re unhappy with the mattress, they’ll come and pick it up for you and give you a full refund. Most companies in this space offer a 100 day trial.

The mattress comes with a 15 year warranty, which means if the mattress starts sagging or there is some other material defect, they will replace the mattress for free. They don’t specify exactly what constitutes a warranty issue. Here is what their website says in its entirety:

 This coverage includes any material change to the mattress that impacts its performance

Most foam companies have the restriction that the sag has to be at least 1 inch deep to qualify, and I can only assume that’s about the same threshold that Wright uses, but that’s just a guess on my part. That said, if your foam mattress has a 1 inch indent in it when you’re not on it, I’d argue that it “impacts its performance” and it should qualify as a warranty issue.

As I mentioned above, the foams that Wright uses are mostly denser than average, so I’d expect it to keep its shape for much of that 15 year period. It seems unlikely that you’d have any warranty issues.

Price

My only hangup about this mattress is the price. If this were yet another $900 mattress like the rest on the market, I’d recommend it for most people. However, it is $1785 in a queen (coupon code MN100 takes this down to $1685). In some respects, the price is justified. Wright uses some really high quality materials, they deliver and set it up for you, etc. However, there are others on the market that are almost as good quality and feel very similar, but for a lot less money.

Also, like most direct-to-consumer mattresses, the price is just for the mattress. You will need your own base (boxspring, platform bed, or adjustable base). In my opinion, if you are doing well enough to be able to afford the Wright, you can probably also afford a luxury feature like the adjustable base.

Conclusion

The Wright mattress is a good quality memory foam mattress. However, you do pay for that. The Wright mattress has a few small benefits over the others. It uses denser foams, has a 120 day trial (rather than the 100 most use), a 15 year warranty (rather than the standard 10 year warranty), and they’ll deliver it for you.

The only downside is the price. You’re paying a lot of extra money (anywhere from $500-$800 more) for those upgrades.

If you’re in a financial position in which those few hundred dollars isn’t a big deal for you, the Wright is a good choice. Otherwise, there are others that will be almost as good for a lot less money. For some examples of such mattresses, see my “related articles” below.

Click here to buy a Wright mattress, and enter coupon code MN100 at checkout to get $100 off.

Disclosure: This site receives a payment from Wright Bedding when you purchase a product using any links to that company in this article (or use my coupon code)

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Questions & Comments

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Kathryn Says

April 27, 2016 at 9:39 pm

Pricing here is not much higher if we consider durability and warranty issues, of course including other standard features.

MattressNerd Says

April 15, 2016 at 4:28 pm

Thanks for this, that is new information that was recently added. When I wrote the article, they didn't specify the depth it had to sag to, and when I emailed the CEO, he gave kind of a wishy-washy answer about wanting to keep the customers happy and didn't give me a number for the amount of the sag.

Scott Says

April 14, 2016 at 4:35 pm

Hi: Thanks for the information on your site! I have been researching mattresses and Wright is high on the list. Your info above talked about the warranty and had some questions on indentations. I found this statement on their website, in the FAQ section: "We guarantee our mattresses against defect or deterioration for 15 years. If the mattress breaks down in that time, we'll be happy to replace it for a new one. This coverage includes any material change to the mattress that impacts its performance, including any sagging or indentation of more than 0.5". Stains and surface discolorations are not covered." The .5" sag limit over 15 years, no proration and a replacement, rather than a repair, seems better than any other mattress warranty I have seen. FWIW this makes the price more palatable.

MattressNerd Says

April 9, 2016 at 10:33 pm

The Nest Alexander Medium will be fairly similar but less money. The Leesa and Ghostbed will be bouncier, since they use latex (or in the case of Leesa, a latex alternative). I don't know as much about Lull, since I decided to not review them because they did nothing special.

C.R.S. Says

April 9, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Hi, I am trying to find the right mattress and am considering going right to the top with Wright. Others on my short list (and less spendy) are Leesa, Lull, and Ghostbed. When you make the statement: "However, there are others on the market that are almost as good quality and feel very similar, but for a lot less money" I wondered if you might disclose which ones exactly feel very similar. Since when buying online we don't have the chance to lay on our top four choices and then choosend based on feel. Thanks so much for your reviews!

MattressNerd Says

February 1, 2016 at 12:48 am

The Nest Alexander Medium will be the most like the Wright bed, both in construction and how it feels. The Leesa is also good, but it won't feel the same as Wright (it'll be a little firmer and bouncier.)

Cristian Says

January 31, 2016 at 10:52 am

Hi, I am thinking of buying the Wright mattress, my wife and I tried it in their Manhattan showroom and it seems to be really nice, but, after reading about all the mattresses on the market it seems a little bit too pricy. We are ready to pay but I'd like to be sure it's worth the difference. We also tried Keetsa, and it was pretty good, too; we tried Helix as well but that was a little bit weird. There is a Nest Bed showroom we may want to try, haven't gotten there yet. My other top choices based on the reviews are Leesa, Lull and 4sleep. What do you think? Any suggestions?

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