Airweave New Mattress Advanced Review

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Is the airweave New Mattress Advanced* for You?

*Yes, you read the name right—it is called the airweave New Mattress Advanced.

Who’s Going to Love It

  • Back sleepers who like firm mattresses
  • Stomach sleepers
  • Those with back pain
  • Hot sleepers
  • Firm mattress fans

Who Should Steer Clear

  • Side sleepers—instead of a firm bed, opt for the softer, more pressure-relieving Puffy mattress.
  • Those with shoulder pain—instead, the Casper Wave Hybrid mattress offers more pressure relief and has built-in ergonomic support that reduces stress on your shoulders.
  • Light Sleepers Concerned About Motion Transfer—instead, consider a memory foam mattress that absorbs motion before it jostles the bed. We gave the Nectar mattress a perfect 5/5 score for motion isolation and included it on our list of best mattresses for couples.
  • Budget Shoppers—instead, Helix Sleep mattresses are much more budget-friendly, and a Queen size Helix Midnight mattress hovers right around $1,000.

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airweave New Mattress Advanced Firmness and Feel

airweave New Mattress Advanced Firmness

Overall, the airweave Advanced is a distinctly firm mattress, but you can make minor adjustments that customize the support level across three regions of your body—upper, middle, and lower. The airweave Advanced is constructed mainly of three airfiber blocks that have different firmness levels on each side. Two of the blocks have a soft side and moderate side, and the third has a moderate side and firm side.

Still tracking? We know—it’s a little complicated! The airweave is unlike any other mattress we’ve tested. The benefit of so many firmness options is that you can mix and match the blocks to get the right feel for you.

We tested our airweave Advanced with all of the moderate sides facing up. With that arrangement, we gave the mattress a 9/10 on the 1–10 firmness scale (with 10/10 being floorboard firm). With the softest sides facing up, the mattress is still very firm—more like an 8–8.5/10.

What Does the airweave New Mattress Advanced Feel Like?

When you first press into the airweave Advanced, you get a little cushion from the two thin pillowtop layers and padded cover, but quickly bump into the firm airfiber core. The airfiber blocks have some give—particularly the soft sides—but don’t expect any deep body contouring or the cushioning associated with traditional pillow top mattresses.

Lightweight and average-weight sleepers will lie on top of this mattress, and even heavyweight sleepers should expect minimal sinkage. What the airweave Advanced lacks in coziness, it makes up for in support.

Support and Pressure Relief by Sleeping Position

Back Sleepers

When judging the best mattresses for back sleepers, we look primarily for spinal alignment—specifically enough support to keep the hips lifted in line with the shoulders. The airweave Advanced definitely fits that bill, but back sleepers considering this mattress should appreciate an extra-firm feel.

Average-weight back sleepers are the best candidate for the airweave Advanced. It also works for lightweight back sleepers, though these folks may find the mattress to be too firm for comfort. Heavyweight back sleepers may wear through the airfiber blocks more quickly, but it should provide enough support while it lasts.

Stomach Sleepers

The airweave Advanced is up there with the best mattresses for stomach sleepers, thanks to its excellent lumbar support. Like back sleepers, stomach sleepers also need hip and shoulder alignment. The airweave Advanced kept our testers hips elevated, which prevented their lower back from bowing out of alignment—a common source of back pain.

Also similar to back sleepers, the airweave Advanced works for stomach sleepers of all body types (lightweight, average-weight, and heavyweight), although it’s best for average-weight folks.

Side Sleepers

The airweave Advanced may keep side sleepers’ spines aligned, but it does so while allowing all of your body weight to rest on your shoulders and hips. This has the potential to cause hip or shoulder pain, besides being just plain uncomfortable.

Overall, the airweave Advanced won’t provide a very comfortable sleeping experience to side sleepers of any body type, especially lightweight and average-weight folks. Heavyweight side sleepers may experience a little more cushioning since they press further into the mattress, but it’s not their best option. For more pressure-relieving mattresses, see the best mattresses for side sleepers.

Combination Sleepers

First and foremost, combination sleepers need a mattress that doesn’t cause them to feel stuck in one place. These folks move from their back to their sides or stomach, and a mattress that’s slow to respond could disrupt their sleep.

Because the airweave Advanced is so firm, it’s easy to move around on. Average-weight combination sleepers who favor their back and stomach will experience the most comfort on this mattress, but lightweight and heavyweight back-to-stomach sleepers should fare well, too. For more responsive options, check out the best mattresses for combination sleepers.

Lightweight (< 130 lbs):  4 4 1
Average weight (130–230 lbs): 5 5 2
Heavyweight (> 230 lbs):  4 4 2

1 = Very poor, 2 = Not good, 3 = Fair, 4 = Good, 5 = Excellent

airweave New Mattress Advanced Performance

Is the airweave New Mattress Advanced cooling?  

The airweave Advanced has a unique construction that leaves a lot of room for airflow. The blocks that make up the bulk of the mattress resemble, for lack of better words, dry ramen noodles…but made with plastic. They also kind of look like a block of fishing line.

The point is, the blocks are more breathable than dense latex or memory foam. With that said, the blocks aren’t as breathable as coils, so we think this mattress will stay temperature neutral, but won’t be cooling.

See More: Best Cooling Mattresses

Edge Support 

With such a firm build, the airweave Advanced has great edge support. It doesn’t have reinforced edges, but it should keep most folks stable and secure along the sides of the mattress.


Responsive mattresses are resilient enough to quickly regain their shape when you change positions. They’re easier to move around on because you don’t feel stuck in one place. We gave the airweave Advanced a 4/5 score for responsiveness. It’s not particularly springy, but it’s firm enough that you don’t have to wrestle against squishy foam to get from one position to another.

Motion Isolation: Is it good for those who share a bed?

The airweave Advanced doesn’t absorb motion, and energy has to go somewhere, so it ends up jostling the mattress. We gave it a 3/5 for motion isolation because you can definitely feel movement from the other side of the bed, but it’s not the worst motion transfer we’ve seen. Overall, the airweave Advanced should work for co-sleepers who aren’t easily woken.


We didn’t notice much noise on the airweave Advanced. Without the two pillow top layers, you’d probably hear some muted “crunching” from the airfiber blocks, but it’s still relatively quiet.

Pain Relief

airweave is known for helping people relieve back pain. Take a look at the mattress reviews, and you’ll see lots of comments about back pain vanishing. While we can’t verify those claims, we can confirm that firm mattresses generally do a better job of supporting the spine than soft mattresses.

We think the airweave Advanced could be a pain-alleviating mattress for back or stomach sleepers with lower back pain. It’s not a good fit for those with shoulder or hip pain, since it doesn’t provide enough pressure relief.

See More: Best Mattresses for Back Pain


The best mattresses for sex are responsive, stay cool, and have good edge support. The airweave Advanced earned above average marks in each of those categories. Technically, it’s a good mattress for sex, but it may not be the coziest option for pillow talk.


Since there’s no foam in the airweave Advanced, there’s no off-gassing. If you do notice an odor, it should be gone in a few days. Also, the cover is machine washable, which could help with any “new mattress” smells.


We haven’t tested any other mattresses made with a material like airfiber, so it’s difficult to gauge how long it will last. Based on our interaction with the mattress, we estimate that it will last you at least six years, though heavier people may develop body impressions earlier. The mattress is backed by a 10-year warranty.


airweave New Mattress Advanced: What’s it made of?

The airweave Advanced has a simple construction beneath the mattress cover: there are two optional pillow tops above three airfiber blocks lined up side-by-side. Two of the blocks have a soft side and moderate (medium) side. The third block has a moderate side and firm side. You can rearrange the blocks until you find the right comfort level.

Outer Cover: The cover is made of 100 percent polyester and lightly padded on top. There’s a zipper around 95 percent of the mattress, so you can effectively flip the entire top of the cover off when rearranging the blocks.

Mattress Toppers: If you want to give the airweave Advanced some cushion around pressure points, you can stack one or both of the pillow tops on top of the airfiber blocks. These layers are made entirely of polyester and each feels about as cushioning as a thick blanket. Keep the toppers off if you want the firmest possible sleep surface.

Inner Cover: The airfiber blocks are wrapped in a stretchy sleeve made of 70 percent rayon and 30 percent glass fiber (which is different from fiberglass). The sleeve is open on either end and connects along the middle with velcro. It helps to prevent the blocks from shifting out of place.

airfoam Blocks: The core of the mattress is three Dual Mode airfiber blocks lined up side-by-side. The Dual Mode name refers to the different firmness levels on each side. airfiber is made of 100 percent polyethylene, bonded by resin fiber. Polyethylene is a commonly used plastic that’s food-grade, hypoallergenic, and BPA-free.

How Much Does the airweave New Mattress Advanced Cost?

Mattress Size Price Dimensions Height Weight
Twin $2,280 39.4” x 74.8” 11” 58 lbs
Twin XL $2,460 39.4” x 79.9” 11” 61.5 lbs
Full $2,730 53” X 74.8” 11” 78 lbs
Queen $2,940 60” X 79.9” 11” 94.5 lbs
King $3,460 76” X 79.9” 11” 120 lbs
California King $3,460 71.7” X 83.9” 11” 118.5 lbs

For more budget-friendly bedding options, see the best mattresses under $1,000.

How Do the Policies Measure Up? 

Shipping & Unboxing

airweave mattresses are made in Japan and shipped for free to the lower 48 states, but they don’t deliver to Alaska, Hawaii, or Canada. To our knowledge, airweave doesn’t offer white glove delivery.

King and California King size mattresses take a little longer to be delivered because they are oversized items. Twin through Queen size mattresses are typically delivered within 10 business days, while King and Cal King mattresses take up to 14 business days.

The airweave Advanced mattress is delivered in three boxes, and it takes under 10 minutes to assemble. This is a much more involved unboxing process than we usually see from bed-ina-box mattresses. You actually assemble the mattress by stacking the blocks inside the inner and outer covers, adding the pillow tops, and zipping up the cover.


The airweave Advanced is protected by a 10-year limited warranty that covers body impressions deeper than 1″, cracks in the airfiber blocks, and a manufacturing defect of the zipper.

airweave will either repair the defective mattress component, send you a replacement mattress, or offer you a store credit if your mattress isn’t in stock. You’ll need to provide photos of the defect and your foundation to prove it’s supportive enough.

If you pay to upgrade your replacement mattress, your warranty coverage will restart; otherwise, the warranty period will continue from your original purchase date.

Trial Period & Returns

You have a 100-night trial period to test out the airweave Advanced at home, but you’ll need to wait 30 days before requesting a return or pay a $150 fee. It takes your body up to a month to fully adjust to a new mattress, so airweave wants to make sure any discomfort you’re experiencing isn’t the result of this break-in period.

If you still want to return the mattress during the trial period, you’ll get a full refund back to your original form of payment. To exchange your mattress, request a return and then order the mattress model that you’d like instead.

Addressing airweave New Mattress Advanced Complaints

  • Too Firm: Some customers complained that the airweave mattress was too firm for their comfort preferences. It’s true that aireweave mattresses are firm, and intentionally so. You can rearrange the blocks so the softer sides are facing up, but there’s no getting around the fact that the mattress is decidedly firm. If you’re considering an airweave mattress, make sure you like an extra firm, supportive feel.
  • Assembly Required: The airweave is unlike other bed-in-a-box mattresses because it requires some assembly. If you have limited mobility, you’ll want to arrange for someone to help you put your airweave mattress together. The process isn’t difficult—just lay out the mattress cover and inner sleeve on your bed frame, stuff the sleeve with the blocks in your desired order, add the pillow tops, and zip up the cover.

Comparing the airweave Mattress

airweave New Mattress Advanced vs. airweave New Mattress

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airweave New Mattress Advanced vs. Brooklyn Bedding Plank

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Read our full Plank mattress review to learn more.

airweave New Mattress Advanced vs. Saatva Classic

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Read our full Saatva Classic mattress review to learn more.

airweave New Mattress Advanced vs. Helix Dawn

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airweave New Mattress Advanced FAQs

How long does the airweave mattress last?

The airweave New Mattress Advanced should last at least six years before showing signs of wearing out. You’ll probably notice a natural softening and even shallow body impressions before then, but these are normal and shouldn’t affect your comfort level. Only indentations over 1″ are covered by the warranty.

What is the best mattress this year?

The best mattresses are those that balance support with comfort. The beds that repeatedly show up on our “best of” lists are those by Saatva—an affordable luxury online bedding brand, Helix—a bed-in-a-box mattress company that makes beds for “every body,” and Brooklyn Bedding—a high-quality online mattress brand with value prices.

What’s the most comfortable mattress available?

The most comfortable mattress is subjective to your comfort preferences. We recommend medium-soft to medium-firm mattresses to side sleepers and medium-firm to firm mattresses to back and stomach sleepers. Also, look for breathable materials—like cotton, coils, and cooling gel—that don’t retain a lot of body heat.

What’s the Bottom Line?

The airweave New Mattress Advanced is a Japanese mattress that’s best for stomach sleepers and back sleepers who prefer a firm or extra-firm mattress. It’s a temperature neutral option for sleepers who easily overheat at night. We don’t recommend it to side sleepers, those with shoulder or hip pain, or budget shoppers.

The Nerd’s Scores for the airweave New Mattress Advanced

Performance Factor  Out of 5
Motion Isolation 3
Pressure Relief 3
Ease of Movement 4
Edge Support 5
Temperature Control 4
Durability 4