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.
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 5 pound density memory foam (which is very dense; 3 lb is the most common, 4 lb is considered pretty strong). Below that are three layers of a proprietary foam, and the bottom 6 inch support layer is 2.4 pound density high resiliency poly foam (and this is also pretty dense. 1.8 is pretty common, and anything over 2 is pretty strong.) 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 top and bottom layers are built like a tank, and I can only assume the middle layers are just as strong (since it’s a proprietary foam for them, they don’t go into the details).
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.
How the mattress feels
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.
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.
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 very dense, so I’d expect it to keep its shape for most of that 15 year period. It seems unlikely that you’d have any warranty issues.
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.
The Wright mattress is a good quality memory foam mattress. In fact, it is one of the better-made ones on the market right now. 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 great 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.
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