Big Fig Mattress Review

The Big Fig mattress is a luxury direct-to-consumer mattress that is built like a tank and comfortable. Big Fig uncovered the top sleeping problems for Big and Tall and Plus-Size sleepers and used high quality materials and technology to solve each one. When it comes to the needs of these sleepers, it is hard to beat the comfort and support that they brings.





Big Fig one of the newer mattresses on the market, and I usually don’t review new mattresses from young companies. There are over 100 such companies that have come out in the past couple of years, so I tend to focus on the more established names that are sure to be around in a few years. I’ve turned down dozens of free mattresses to review.

I made an exception for Big Fig, for two reasons:

  • The marketing and branding is different from the rest and is targeted towards an under-served market
  • More importantly, the construction of the mattress is rock-solid

Many other direct-to-consumer mattresses are quite similar in construction. They’re often decent mid-range foam mattresses, but they’re very similar to one another. The Big Fig mattress, as you’ll see in this review, is several steps above most other mattresses, especially the other direct-to-consumer ones.

The short version: If durability is your main concern and you like a medium-firm mattress, the Big Fig mattress might be the best one on the market. The downside is that the company is young and might experience some “growing pains,” especially in such a crowded field.

Click here to buy a Big Fig mattress and enter coupon code MATTRESSNERD for $200 off.

Continue reading below for my full thoughts and what I mean by “growing pains” and why I think it’s one of the best.


The “Big Fig” mattress was designed for people with “Bigger Figures” in mind (hence the name). It appears they really took that design goal seriously when constructing the mattress, because it is built like a tank. The Big Fig Hybrid uses a combination of foam and springs to create lasting comfort and support while you sleep.

The mattress topper is made of quilted fabric and ThermoGel technology that brings down your body temperature as you sleep. This feature activates from moisture coming in contact with your mattress and starts to create a cooling sensation on your skin.

Just beneath the mattress topper, the first layer is created using perforated gel-infused latex foam. The perforated surface allows for air to flow freely throughout the mattress to actively cool you down all night long.

There is thicker layer of foam created by three sheets of high density poly foam to stop any sinking from occurring while you sleep at night.

The third layer is made up of 1,600 individually wrapped coils, which is 50% more than the average luxury inter-spring mattress on the market. This combined with high density edge foam and a tufted exterior, help to ensure constant support in any sleep position.

How it feels



The Big Fig mattress is a luxury mattress, and is a little more expensive than most direct-to-consumer mattresses. It retails for $1699 in a queen (but you can use coupon code NERD for $200 off). The following chart shows the pricing for the rest of the sizes:

SizeRetail PricePrice with coupon code NERD
Twin XL$1399$1199
Cal King$1999$1799


The Big Fig mattress has 3 delivery options, but all involve a professional delivery team coming to your house.

Delivery options

For free, they’ll drop the mattress off at your front door, and let you set it up from there. For an extra $99, you get “white glove” delivery, in which they’ll come in and set up the mattress. If you have an old mattress to remove, it’s an additional $60 on top of that for removal and proper disposal (for a total of $159 for delivery + removal).

I’d definitely recommend the “white glove” delivery for most people, because it is heavy. The queen sized mattress weighs 120 pounds, so if you don’t get the white glove delivery, definitely get a strong friend to help.

Delivery timing

The downside about this type of delivery is the amount of time it takes. It took me 4 weeks from the time it was ordered to the time it was delivered for me to get my mattress. Their FAQ says it should take 14-21 days to get to your local delivery area, and then a few extra days to actually schedule delivery.

I spoke to Big Fig about this, and they said it’s something they’re working on optimizing. But this is the kind of thing I was referring to as “growing pains” in my “short version” in the introduction.

This doesn’t detract from how strong the mattress is or how it feels, so it may be worth the wait. Just plan for the delay between ordering and receiving the mattress.


Big Fig Warranty

The Big Fig has a 20-year limited warranty to replace or fix the mattress if something goes wrong.

Of course, it only applies to the consumer that originally purchased the product and to manufacturing defects that had nothing to do with incidentals or consequential damages caused by the owner.

You must use the appropriate frame and center support with a minimum of 5 hardwood cross-slats with center support for the warranty to stay in effect.

The warranty will cover broken coils or wires, sagging while using the proper base, and body impressions of 1 inch or greater on the sleeping side of mattress.


Big Fig is a mattress designed and manufactured to address common sleeping problems that plus size figures experience throughout the night.

They use high quality foam and pocketed spring coils to create a product that is meant to give a consumer comfort and support for over 20 years of sleeping. Say goodbye to sinking mattresses because the more pressure you put on this mattress the more it will react to your body.

Their cooling technology  helps to bring down body temperature to help give you a restful night’s sleep. This makes it a perfect choice for warm and plus size sleepers everywhere.

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