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Comparing Tuft & Needle Mattresses

In this Tuft & Needle mattress review, you’ll learn about each of T&N’s mattresses, their pros and cons, and how to choose the right one for you.

Why We Love Tuft & Needle and Why You Will Too

Tuft & Needle is a mattress and bedding accessory brand that’s based in the United States and was established in 2012. Founded as an independent bed-in-a-box brand, T&N is now owned by Serta Simmons, the world’s leading mattress manufacturer. Tuft & Needle currently offers three different mattresses: The Tuft & Needle Original, the Tuft & Needle Mint and the Tuft & Needle Hybrid.

The beds’ price points range from low- to mid-tier, and Tuft & Needle specializes in all-foam and hybrid styles. As a brand, Tuft & Needle is known for prioritizing the customer, honest pricing and craftsmanship, and excellent customer service. In this mattress comparison, you’ll learn what beds T&N offers, how they differ and tips to choose the best mattress for your body type and sleeping position.

Tuft & Needle Mattress Models 

Firmness
Warranty
Type
Price class

Tuft & Needle

firmness
Firmness

6

warranty
Warranty

10 year limited warranty

type
Type

Memory Foam

price_class
Price class

$

Tuft and Needle Mint

firmness
Firmness

5

warranty
Warranty

10 year warranty

type
Type

Memory Foam

price_class
Price class

$$

Tuft and Needle Hybrid

firmness
Firmness

6

warranty
Warranty

10 year warranty

type
Type

Hybrid

price_class
Price class

$$$

Tuft & Needle Original

  • Best For:
    • Light and average weight sleepers
    • People who sleep hot on all-foam beds
    • Shoppers who want simple, straightforward comfort
    • Value Seekers
  • Price Range: $350-$750
  • Stand Out Feature: An affordable all-foam mattress with two foam layers of pressure relieving, motion isolating comfort that sleeps a little cooler than average, this medium-firm mattress is a high-value pick for shoppers on a budget.

Tuft & Needle’s flagship mattress, the Original is a simple, two-layer foam bed with an uncomplicated design that doesn’t sacrifice quality. Unlike the Mint and the Hybrid, which have three-layer and foam-on-coil designs, respectively, the Original keeps it simple with a straightforward layering of a breathable polyester cover, a 3” polyfoam top layer and a 7” high-density polyfoam support core.

It’s the least expensive of T&N’s three models, and its below-average price and simple design makes it an ideal pick for shoppers furnishing a dorm room, apartment or their first home. It won’t be as supportive, pressure point relieving or cooling as the Mint or the Hybrid, but it offers a balanced, medium-firm and comfortable feel that shoppers on a budget who are lightweight or average-weight should feel satisfied with.

Tuft & Needle Mint

  • Best For:
    • Light and average weight sleepers
    • Sleepers who prefer a memory foam feel
    • Shoppers who want an all-foam bed with more special features
    • Side sleepers
  • Price Range: $595-$1,145
  • Stand Out Feature: The T&N Mint is an all-polyfoam mattress that’s one step above the Original with regard to comfort, temperature neutrality and support.

The Mint features a three-layer, all-foam design and includes a polyester knit cover, a 3” gel- and graphite-infused cooling polyfoam comfort layer, a 2” transitional layer of polyfoam infused with beads and a 7” base layer of high-density support foam. It’s just a touch softer than the Original, making it a better choice for side sleepers who need contouring in the hips and shoulders.

Its thickness (12”) and the addition of the transition layer also make it more supportive than the Original. Think of the Mint as an enhanced version of the Original with added cooling, pressure relief and support. If approachable luxury sounds up your alley and you don’t mind spending a couple hundred dollars extra for more bells and whistles, the Mint is for you.

Tuft & Needle Hybrid

  • Best For:
    • All body types
    • Hot sleepers
    • Back, stomach and combination sleepers
    • Sleepers who like a responsive feel
  • Price Range: $895-$1,745
  • Stand Out Feature: Tuft & Needle’s most luxurious mattress, the Hybrid is also the most cooling, supportive, durable and versatile option sold by the brand.

The Tuft & Needle Hybrid mattress is currently the brand’s only hybrid style and combines a 1” pillow-top quilted cover with 2” of graphite and gel-infused polyfoam, a 1” layer of microcoils, a transitional layer of polyfoam and a 6” pocketed coil support core. This multi-layer, more complex design gives the Hybrid advantages over the Original and the Mint that include better temperature regulation, edge support and responsiveness. 

It’s also the only bed offered by the brand that’s supportive enough for heavyweight individuals and couples.  While its coil core prevents it from offering the above-average motion isolation and noise reduction that the T&N Mint and Original do, the Hybrid is the best choice for sleepers who struggle with body heat, people who like responsive sleeping surfaces and all body types, depending on your primary sleeping position.

Tuft & Needle Mattress Brand by Sleep Style

Tuft & Needle Original Tuft & Needle Mint Tuft & Needle Hybrid
Side Sleeper Lightweight

< 130 lbs:

Average weight

130 – 230 lbs:

Heavyweight

> 230 lbs:

Back Sleeper Lightweight

< 130 lbs:

Average weight

130 – 230 lbs:

Heavyweight

> 230 lbs:

Stomach Sleeper Lightweight

< 130 lbs:

Average weight

130 – 230 lbs:

Heavyweight

> 230 lbs:

Lightweight sleepers will find that the Original has good ratings overall for their bodies, and the T&N Mint will work well for this weight category, too. This is because regardless of a lightweight sleeper’s primary sleeping position, both beds provide a decent mix of conforming and support through their foam layers. The Hybrid is too firm for lightweight side sleepers but should be fine for back and stomach sleepers in this category who need the firm, even surface it provides.

Average weight sleepers will also experience the Original and the Mint similarly. Body beds offer a nice mix of conforming and support for all three sleeping positions, but the Mint is slightly better for side sleepers in this weight category due to its slightly softer firmness setting and top comfort layer. The Hybrid works well for back and side sleepers in this category, but is too firm for average weight side sleepers.

Unfortunately, the only T&N mattress that’s truly supportive enough for heavyweight body types is the Hybrid. While the Mint and the Original may seem to offer good overall support for heavyweight back and stomach sleepers, sagging around the waist and low back will occur with time. The Hybrid, has a supportive, sturdy coil base and more layers that enhance edge-to-edge support. It provides a pressure-relieving cradle for heavyweight sleepers in all positions while distributing body weight evenly.

Other Considerations: Cooling, Back Pain and Couples

Cooling

All three Tuft & Needle mattresses feature cooling elements for hot sleepers, but the extent to which they are effective varies greatly. The Original has a breathable cover and a comfort layer infused with cooling gel and graphite, which should help it sleep cooler than most all-foam beds. The Mint takes these features further with the addition of a transitional layer of low-density foam. The Hybrid mattress, however, is the ideal option for people who sleep hot on a nightly basis. It pairs the cooling gel foams of the latter models with two layers of coils (microcoils and pocketed coils) for above-average airflow, breathability and temperature regulation.

Couples

Couples shopping for a mattress tend to have similar priorities. Most desire minimal motion transfer so that they can’t feel their partner’s movements and edge support so that they can use the full width of the mattress, and some prioritize a responsive surface for better sex. If you’re shopping for two, we recommend choosing a T&N model based on what’s important to you. The Original and the Mint have superior motion isolating and noise reducing qualities compared to the Hybrid, but the Hybrid has decent motion isolation, better edge support and enhanced responsiveness. Keep in mind that lightweight couples should not choose the Hybrid (most will find it too firm), and heavyweight couples will not find adequate support on the Mint or the Original.

Back Pain

Sleepers struggling with chronic pain along the spine should look for mattresses with close conforming and pressure relief. This doesn’t mean sacrificing support, however, as a mattress that’s too plush and cushioning for your body type and sleeping position can throw the spine out of alignment, leading to more aches and pains. Our general recommendation for back pain sufferers is the Mint mattress because of its softer setting and conforming abilities. For more information about the right mattress type and feel for body type, read about the mattress firmness scale.

Tuft & Needle Construction

Tuft & Needle Original Tuft & Needle Mint Tuft & Needle Hybrid
Cover  Polyester and polyamide blend Polyester and polyamide blend Polyester and polyamide blend quilted with 1” of polyfoam
Comfort Layer 3” gel- and graphite-infused Adaptive foam 3” gel- and graphite-infused Adaptive polyfoam 2” gel- and graphite-infused Adaptive polyfoam
Transitional Layer N/A 2” gel-infused polyfoam 1” microcoils
Support Layers 7” high-density polyfoam 7” high-density polyfoam 6” pocketed coils
Base Layer N/A N/A 1” high-density polyfoam
Mattress Thickness 10” 12”  12”

How Construction Impacts The Feel of the Mattress

Tuft & Needles three mattresses share a few qualities, but the differences in their constructions cause them to feel quite different. All measure between 10”-12” and share a top comfort layer of T&N Adaptive polyfoam, but what lies beneath this layer gives the beds their unique characteristics.

The Original’s simple two-layer construction cradles the body without allowing it to sink deeply, so you’ll feel some conforming but won’t get as much of a body cradle as you will on the Mint. The Mint’s extra hug comes from the thick comfort and transitional layers. Finally, the Hybrid’s addition of a quilted pillow-top will make it feel plusher than the Original and the Mint, but it’s actually the most supportive and responsive of the three.

Tuft & Needle Pricing 

Twin Twin XL Full Queen King  Cal King
Tuft & Needle Original $350 $395 $495 $595 $750 $750
Tuft & Needle Mint $595 $645 $845 $995 $1,145 $1,145
Tuft & Needle Hybrid $895 $995 $1,295 $1,495 $1,745 $1,745

To find out if a Tuft & Needle mattress is in your budget, see our Tuft & Needle Mattress Coupons.

Dimensions & Specs 

Twin Twin XL Full Queen King  Cal King
All Tuft & Needle Mattresses 75” x 39” 80” x 39” 75” x 54” 80” x 60” 80” x 76” 84” x 72”

Tuft & Needle Mattress Warranty, Shipping, Sleep Trial & Returns

All Tuft & Needle mattresses come with similar shipping, return, sleep trial and warranty policies. The brand offers free shipping for all three mattresses anywhere within the contiguous U.S., and T&N will ship to Alaska and Hawaii for an added fee. White Glove delivery, which includes in-home setup and old mattress removal, can be added to any mattress purchase for $150.

Tuft & Needle mattresses typically arrive 5-7 business days after your order is placed. All T&N beds come with a 100-night sleep trial period. Regardless of what mattress you choose, there’s no required break-in period for the trial. This means that you can return your T&N mattress for a full refund at any point during the sleep trial.

All three mattresses are also covered by T&N’s 10-year limited warranty. Like most mattress warranties, the T&N warranty covers visible indentations, manufacturing defects and physical flaws. Tuft & Needle will repair or replace the T&N Original, Mint or Hybrid if a defect is found.

Check out our Common Tuft & Needle Complaints to find out what you need to know before purchasing. 

Tuft & Needle FAQs

Are Tuft & Needle mattresses any good?

Yes. Tuft & Needle specializes in offering comfortable, affordable mattresses that come with honest, straightforward policies. They’re great for sleepers who don’t want to break the bank with their new mattress purchase but also don’t want to sacrifice comfort, spinal health or the quality of their shopping experience.

How long do Tuft & Needle mattresses last?

This will vary based on the mattress you purchase. The Original is expected to have the shortest lifespan due to its height, price and the quality of its foams; we estimate that it should last roughly six years. The Mint mattress should last seven to eight years before a replacement is needed, and the Hybrid has the longest lifespan at eight to nine years.

Does Tuft & Needle have good customer service?

Tuft & Needle appears to prioritize the satisfaction of its customers. The company currently holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and is BBB-accredited. They also hold a 4-star rating on ConsumerAffairs.com. Reviews on third-party retailer websites, like Amazon, seem to be generally positive and mention positive experiences with Tuft & Needle customer service reps

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