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Zinus Mattress Review

Zinus is a mattress brand made popular by Amazon.com as some of the best affordable mattresses. Zinus offers 14 mattress models, which come in hybrid, innerspring, and memory foam styles. 

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Zinus Mattress Models

Zinus offers 14 mattresses and mattress sets in total, many of which are variations on the brand’s flagship mattress and core mattress products. There are plenty of options for any type of sleeping position, weight, and other needs. For example, the brand’s best selling mattress, the Cooling Green Tea Gel Memory Foam Mattress, also comes in a pressure relief version and as a set with an adjustable black metal frame.

See: Best Mattress for Side Sleepers

Almost every model is available in multiple thickness options, which range from as thin as a 6” profile to as thick as 14”. Customers will also have a wide variety of sizes to choose from, ranging from Twin to California King, although some Zinus mattresses are only available in select sizes. What’s more, customers love Zinus because of their affordable twin size options, making these some of the best mattresses for kids.

Hybrid Zinus Mattresses

Zinus Pressure Relief Olive Oil Hybrid Mattress

This mattress features a quilted cover for a luxurious feel followed by 4” of olive-oil based memory foam, comfort foam, and support foam layers. The core is 8” of pocketed coils with a thick foam encasement that encourages edge support. The mattress comes with double-side handles for easy rotation and is OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified.
Score
4.4 / 5.0
Firmness

7

Trial period

100 nights

Warranty

10 year limited warranty

Zinus Pressure Relief OEKO-TEX Hybrid Mattress

This mattress features a jacquard knit, cooling cover, .5” of fiber padding, 1.5” of foam, 2” of high-density foam, 2” of high-density base support foam, and 7.5” of support core springs in the 12” version. The iCoil technology provides support and the memory foam provides plush comfort that contours around the body.
Score
4.4 / 5.0
Firmness

7

Trial period

100 nights

Warranty

10 year limited warranty

Zinus Pressure Relief Pillow Top Hybrid Mattress

This mattress features a knitted jacquard cover followed by a thin layer of comfort foam, another thicker layer of comfort foam, .5 inches of high-density foam, and a 7.5 iCoil core of pocketed springs. The mid-level firmness provides pressure relief while the iCoils provide support, spinal alignment, and limit motion transfer thanks to the individually wrapped setup.
Score
4.5 / 5.0
Firmness

5

Trial period

100 nights

Warranty

10 year limited warranty

Zinus Pressure Relief Euro Top Hybrid Mattress

This mattress features a jacquard knit cool cover, .5 inches of fiber padding, 1.5 inches of foam, a high-density base support foam, a thin layer of high-density foam, and 7.5 inches of iCoil springs in the 12” version. Sleepers find that it provides a balance between firm and soft, but it may lack edge support.
Score
4.6 / 5.0
Firmness

6

Trial period

100 nights

Warranty

10 year limited warranty

Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress

This mattress features 1.75” of swirl foam, .5” of comfort foam, and 7.5” of springs encased in .5” of high-density foam, all of which are encased in a knitted jacquard cover. This mattress’ special features, like the encased coils and swirl foam, help it sleep cool, relieve pressure, and eliminate motion transfer.
Score
4.4 / 5.0
Firmness

6

Trial period

100 nights

Warranty

10 year limited warranty

Zinus Mint Green Foam Hybrid Spring Mattress

This mattress features .5” of high-density foam, 1” of ViscoLatex foam, and 6” of innerspring coils. The traditional innerspring support system creates a bouncy feel that many sleepers love. The iCoil technology provides support and improves motion isolation on this traditional innerspring mattress.
Score
4.3 / 5.0
Firmness

5

Trial period

100 nights

Warranty

10 year limited warranty

Zinus Pressure Relief Extra Firm iCoil Hybrid Queen Mattress

This mattress has a cooling jacquard knit cover with 1.25” of Comfort Foam, 1” High Density Foam, and a 7.5” iCoil pocketed spring base. Ideal for sleepers who like a very firm mattress, the Pressure Relief Extra Firm works well for back and stomach sleepers in the average weight and heavyweight category who need support.
Score
4.2 / 5.0
Firmness

8

Trial period

100 nights

Warranty

10 year limited warranty

Zinus Pressure Relief Gel Memory Foam iCoil Hybrid Mattress

This 10” version of this mattress features a knitted jacquard cover, 1.25” of Comfort Foam, a 1” High-Density Foam, and 7.5” of pocketed coil springs. Sleepers should find that this mattress feels firm but isn’t so supportive that sleepers can’t find pressure relief in its construction. If you like deep cushioning and sinking, this probably isn’t the pick for you.
Score
4.3 / 5.0
Firmness

6

Trial period

100 nights

Warranty

10 year limited warranty

Memory Foam Zinus Mattresses

Zinus Adjustable Black Metal Bed and Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress Set

This mattress features 2” of MyGel memory foam, 1.5 inches of Super Soft Foam, and a 4.5 inch high-density foam base in the 8” version. It has a knitted jacquard cover and is infused with green tea extract to enhance its cooling properties. Sold as a set, this mattress comes with Zinus’ adjustable black frame and is available in Twin XL, Full, and Queen Sizes. You’ll have the option to raise or lower the head and foot sections of the base.
Score
4.7 / 5.0
Firmness

5

Trial period

100 nights

Warranty

10 year limited warranty

Zinus Cooling Green Tea Gel Memory Foam Mattress

This mattress features 2” of MyGel memory foam, 1.5 inches of Super Soft Foam, and a 4.5 inch high-density foam base layer in the 8” version. It has a knitted jacquard cover and is infused with green tea extract to enhance its cooling properties. This is one of Zinus’ most popular mattresses.
Score
4.7 / 5.0
Firmness

5

Trial period

100 nights

Warranty

10 year limited warranty

Zinus Pressure Relief Cloud Memory Foam Mattress

This mattress features a plush, quilted memory foam and microfiber top layer for a cloud-like feel. The 8” version features 2” of the microfiber and foam quilted cover, 1” of memory foam, 1.5” of additional comfort foam, and a 3.5” high-density base support foam. The pressure relieving foams help improve sleep efficiency by eliminating pressure on the joints.
Score
4.5 / 5.0
Firmness

6

Trial period

100 nights

Warranty

10 year limited warranty

Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress

This mattress features 2” of MyGel memory foam, 1.5 inches of Super Soft Foam, and a 4.5 inch high-density foam base layer in the 8” version. It has a knitted jacquard cover and is infused with green tea extract to enhance its cooling properties. This is one of Zinus’ most popular mattresses.
Score
4.6 / 5.0
Firmness

5

Trial period

100 nights

Warranty

10 year limited warranty

Zinus Pressure Relief Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress

This mattress features 2” of memory foam, 2” of pressure relief high-density foam, and 4” of high-density base support foam in the 8” version. It combines the company’s green tea infusion for a cooling effect with ActivCharcoal for extra moisture-wicking. It also features Zinus’ pressure relief foam for added conforming and comfort.
Score
4.6 / 5.0
Firmness

6

Trial period

100 nights

Warranty

10 year limited warranty

Innerspring Zinus Mattresses

Zinus Quilted Top Spring Mattress

This firm mattress features Zinus’ patented iCoil technology to reduce motion transfer with the added softness of comfort foam and a microfiber quilting in the top layer. It’s made from a knitted jacquard cover, microfiber quilted fabric, 1” of comfort foam, and 7.5” of iCoil pocketed springs.
Score
4.2 / 5.0
Firmness

8

Trial period

100 nights

Warranty

10 year limited warranty

Which Model Is Best for Me? 

Zinus offers such a wide variety of mattress models, sizes, profiles, and firmness levels that it can be hard to sift through the options to determine which suits you best. To get you started in the right direction, here’s who we recommend each style of Zinus mattress for.

Zinus Memory Foam Mattresses are Best If:

  • You want close conforming and pressure point relief.
  • You sleep hot on all-foam beds but can manage with the combination of cooling gel and green tea in the top layer foams.
  • You need a bed with excellent motion isolation and wake at your partner’s movements.

Zinus Hybrid Mattresses are Best If:

  • You want a balanced firmness level and a feel that combines support and cushioning.
  • You sleep hot.
  • You enjoy the contouring of memory foam layers and the bounce of innersprings.

Zinus Innerspring Mattresses are Best If:

  • Your budget is low.
  • You enjoy a firm mattress with a thinner profile.
  • You sleep hot.
  • You enjoy responsive sleep surfaces.

Related: Best Innerspring Mattress

Best Zinus Mattress by Sleeping Position

With so many Zinus mattress models to choose from, choosing the best mattress for your sleeping position can feel overwhelming. Here’s an overview of what to look for in a Zinus mattress based on your sleeping style, which should help you narrow down which Zinus mattresses are best for you.

Side Sleepers

The best mattresses for side sleepers provide deeper conforming for their hips and shoulders, which need to be able to sink into the mattress’ top layer to allow for pressure relief and to maintain healthy spinal alignment. For side sleepers, we recommend the Green Tea mattress from Zinus. 

The most popular model from the brand, the Green Tea Memory Foam mattress comes in four height  options, sleeps cool, and has a medium firmness level that will provide a balanced mix of support and conforming for sleepers in most weight groups. 

If you’re heavyweight, the thickest Zinus Green Tea mattress will be a better fit. Lightweight side sleepers may do well on the 6” or 8” Zinus Green Tea mattress, but even these thin models may not offer enough contouring for those who are very petite. 

Back Sleepers

Back sleepers need thicker, firmer beds that can support their bodyweight and provide an even surface to maintain spinal alignment. The Green Tea Memory Foam in thicker profiles (10” or 12”) can work well for this sleeping position. We also recommend the thicker models of the Pillow Top or Euro Top Zinus Hybrid beds, which are soft to the touch but provide a dense support system to support sleepers of this type.

Stomach Sleepers

Like back sleepers, stomach sleepers need a firmer, flatter surface than side sleepers. This helps prevent the hips from sinking in this position, which can cause low back pain that travels all the way up to the neck. Any of our choices for back sleepers from Zinus will work well for this sleeping position.

Combination Sleepers

Combination sleepers are a rare breed, requiring a bed that can suit any of the three primary sleeping positions with regard to both conforming and support. Additionally, combination sleepers need a mattress that’s responsive. This will make it easier for them to change positions throughout the night.

For combination sleepers, we recommend Zinus models that correspond with the firmness level your body weight needs and mattresses that don’t have thick memory foam comfort layers. Look for mattresses in your firmness level that provide at least a little bounce or responsiveness and isolation motion well, which will help prevent your partner or pet from waking to your motions throughout the night.

Related: Best Mattresses for Combination Sleepers

Pros and Cons of Zinus Mattresses

Pros

  • Offer a variety of firmness options
  • Offer a variety of models, including innerspring, hybrid, and memory foam
  • Available both online and in brick-and-mortar stores
  • Offer multiple thickness options ranging from 6” to 14”
  • Price points are well below average
  • Many Zinus beds feature infusions with cooling materials like green tea extract and charcoal for added air flow and temperature neutrality

Cons

  • Mattress descriptions lack thorough details about construction, materials, and overall feel both on Amazon.com and Zinus.com
  • Some reviewers find discrepancies between their Zinus mattress firmness and feel and what is advertised on Zinus’ website
  • Zinus mattress durability and edge support is questionable
  • Zinus, Inc. currently has an ‘F’ rating from the Better Business Bureau, is not BBB accredited, and has many unresolved customer complaints about its return policy and sleep trial policy

Pricing and Specs

Pricing

All Zinus mattresses, regardless of size or model, are available at exceptionally low price points. In the chart below, we’ve outlined Zinus pricing by size and type. Please note that Zinus sets, such as mattresses sold with an accompanying bed frame, are not included in this price chart and may exceed the highest prices listed.

Twin Full Queen King California King
Foam $112 to $200 $142 to $347 $156 to $392 $186 to $467 $410 to 467
Innerspring $226 $297 to $317 $329 to $375 $416 to $442 N/A
Hybrid $200 $263 to $319 $312 to $358 $368 to $422 $412

Model Dimensions

Note that thickness varies for many Zinus mattresses, which have profiles ranging from 6” to 14” thick. See: Best Full Mattresses 

  • Twin—39” x 75”
  • Full—54” x 75”
  • Queen—60” x 80”
  • King—76” x 80”
  • California King—72” x 84″

Construction

Pressure Relief Olive Oil Memory Foam iCoil Hybrid Mattress

Type: Hybrid
Firmness Level: 7/10
Profile: 12”

Construction: This mattress features a quilted cover for a luxurious feel followed by 4” of olive-oil based memory foam, comfort foam, and support foam layers. The core is 8” of pocketed coils with a thick foam encasement that encourages edge support. The mattress comes with double-side handles for easy rotation and is OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified.

Pressure Relief OEKO-TEX Certified iCoil Hybrid Mattress

Type: Hybrid
Firmness Level: 7/10
Profile: 12” or 13”

Construction: This mattress features a jacquard knit, cooling cover, .5” of fiber padding, 1.5” of foam, 2” of high-density foam, 2” of high-density base support foam, and 7.5” of support core springs in the 12” version. The iCoil technology provides support and the memory foam provides plush comfort that contours around the body. 

Pressure Relief Pillow Top iCoil Hybrid Mattress

Type: Hybrid
Firmness Level: 5/10
Profile: 10”

Construction: This mattress features a knitted jacquard cover followed by a thin layer of comfort foam, another thicker layer of comfort foam, .5 inches of high-density foam, and a 7.5 iCoil core of pocketed springs. The mid-level firmness provides pressure relief while the iCoils provide support, spinal alignment, and limit motion transfer thanks to the individually wrapped setup.

Pressure Relief Euro Top iCoil Hybrid Mattress

Type: Hybrid
Firmness Level: 6/10
Profile: 12” or 13”

Construction: This mattress features a jacquard knit cool cover, .5 inches of fiber padding, 1.5 inches of foam, a high-density base support foam, a thin layer of high-density foam, and 7.5 inches of iCoil springs in the 12” version. Sleepers find that it provides a balance between firm and soft, but it may lack edge support.

Cooling Gel Memory Foam iCoil Hybrid Mattress

Type: Memory Foam
Firmness Level: 6/10
Profile: 10” or 12”

Construction: This mattress features 1.75” of swirl foam, .5” of comfort foam, and 7.5” of springs encased in .5” of high-density foam, all of which are encased in a knitted jacquard cover. This mattress’ special features, like the encased coils and swirl foam, help it sleep cool, relieve pressure, and eliminate motion transfer.

Mint Green Foam Hybrid Spring Mattress

Type: Memory Foam
Firmness Level: 5/10
Profile: 6”, 8”, or 10”

Construction: This mattress features .5” of high-density foam, 1” of ViscoLatex foam, and 6” of innerspring coils. The traditional innerspring support system creates a bouncy feel that many sleepers love. The iCoil technology provides support and improves motion isolation on this traditional innerspring mattress.

Pressure Relief Extra Firm iCoil Hybrid Queen Mattress 

Type: Hybrid
Firmness Level: 8/10
Profile: 10” or 12”

Construction: This mattress has a cooling jacquard knit cover with 1.25” of Comfort Foam, 1” High Density Foam, and a 7.5” iCoil pocketed spring base. Ideal for sleepers who like a very firm mattress, the Pressure Relief Extra Firm works well for back and stomach sleepers in the average weight and heavyweight category who need support. 

Pressure Relief Gel Memory Foam iCoil Hybrid Mattress 

Type: Hybrid
Firmness Level: 6/10
Profile: 10”, 12”, or 14”

Construction: This 10” version of this mattress features a knitted jacquard cover, 1.25” of Comfort Foam, a 1” High-Density Foam, and 7.5” of pocketed coil springs. Sleepers should find that this mattress feels firm but isn’t so supportive that sleepers can’t find pressure relief in its construction. If you like deep cushioning and sinking, this probably isn’t the pick for you.

Adjustable Black Metal Bed and Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress Set

Type: Memory Foam
Firmness Level: 5/10
Profile: 8”

Construction: This mattress features 2” of MyGel memory foam, 1.5 inches of Super Soft Foam, and a 4.5 inch high-density foam base in the 8” version. It has a knitted jacquard cover and is infused with green tea extract to enhance its cooling properties. Sold as a set, this mattress comes with Zinus’ adjustable black frame and is available in Twin XL, Full, and Queen Sizes. You’ll have the option to raise or lower the head and foot sections of the base.

Cooling Green Tea Gel Memory Foam Mattress

Type: Memory Foam
Firmness Level: 5/10
Profile: 6”, 8”, 10”, or 12”

Construction: This mattress features 2” of MyGel memory foam, 1.5 inches of Super Soft Foam, and a 4.5 inch high-density foam base layer in the 8” version. It has a knitted jacquard cover and is infused with green tea extract to enhance its cooling properties. This is one of Zinus’ most popular mattresses.

Pressure Relief Cloud Memory Foam Mattress

Type: Memory Foam
Firmness Level: 6/10
Profile: 8”, 10”, or 12”

Construction: This mattress features a plush, quilted memory foam and microfiber top layer for a cloud-like feel. The 8” version features 2” of the microfiber and foam quilted cover, 1” of memory foam, 1.5” of additional comfort foam, and a 3.5” high-density base support foam. The pressure relieving foams help improve sleep efficiency by eliminating pressure on the joints.

Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress

Type: Memory Foam
Firmness Level: 6/10
Profile: 6”,  8”, 10”, or 12”

Construction: This mattress features 2” of memory foam, 2” of pressure relief high-density foam, and 4” of high-density base support foam in the 8” version. Its foams are infused with green tea for a cooling effect, and it also has ActivCharcoal to absorb moisture. 

Pressure Relief Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress

Type: Memory Foam
Firmness Level: 6/10
Profile: 6”,  8”, 10”, or 12”

Construction: This mattress features 2” of memory foam, 2” of pressure relief high-density foam, and 4” of high-density base support foam in the 8” version. It combines the company’s green tea infusion for a cooling effect with ActivCharcoal for extra moisture-wicking. It also features Zinus’ pressure relief foam for added conforming and comfort.

Quilted Top Spring Mattress

Type: Memory Foam
Firmness Level: 8/10
Profile: 8”

Construction: This firm mattress features Zinus’ patented iCoil technology to reduce motion transfer with the added softness of comfort foam and a microfiber quilting in the top layer. It’s made from a knitted jacquard cover, microfiber quilted fabric, 1” of comfort foam, and 7.5” of iCoil pocketed springs.

Zinus Buying Experience

Trial Period

Zinus offers a 100-night sleep trial on beds purchased through Zinus.com and Amazon.com, but this may vary if you purchase a Zinus mattress from a third-party online retailer or a brick-and-mortar store. Your Zinus mattress will ship free in the contiguous U.S. as a bed-in-a-box via FedEx, which means the mattress is compressed and vacuum sealed for shipping.

There’s no mandatory break-in period for ZInus mattresses, so you can return the Zinus any time within the 100-night sleep trial period if you’re not satisfied. Keep in mind that your Zinus must be in good condition to be returnable, and proof of purchase is required for Zinus returns. Refunds are usually issued within one week.

Warranty

Zinus offers a 10-year warranty for its mattresses. The warranty coverage begins on the date you purchase your Zinus and covers defects. Keep in mind that the Zinus warranty is voided if an electric blanket or heating pad is used with the mattress, and customers are responsible for handling all shipping and handling costs associated with having a mattress repaired or replaced. 

The warranty covers defects, like sagging and unusual indentations, is non-transferable, and does not cover normal damage in foam from wear, burns, cuts, or tears, or damage to the mattress handles.

See: What’s a Mattress Warranty and What Does it Cover?

Shipping and Delivery

As mentioned, all Zinus mattresses ship as a bed-in-a-box if they’re purchased online or ordered in store. Removing the mattress from the box within 24 hours of delivery is recommended. You’ll need to allow at least 12 hours for the mattress to return to its original shape.

Zinus does not offer White Glove delivery, old mattress removal, or expedited shipping. You may be able to find faster shipping if you purchase your Zinus through Amazon.com and have an Amazon Prime membership. Zinus does not currently ship to Alaska or Hawaii, but you may be able to purchase a Zinus from a third-party retailer that ships to these states.

Financing

Zinus offers financing through its partner, Affirm, which provides flexible payment solutions for customers who can’t afford to pay for the bed outright and purchase the mattress through Zinus.com. Approval for Affirm payment options is based on a soft credit check, and you can contact Zinus or visit their website to find out more information.

Availability

Zinus mattresses are available at Zinus.com, Amazon.com, Wayfair.com, and other online third-party retailers. Zinus mattresses are also widely available at brick-and-mortar mattress stores and some department stores nationwide. Keep in mind that most third-party online retailers and brick-and-mortar stores do not carry Zinus’ full selection of mattresses.

Conclusion

Zinus mattresses have a reputation for being affordable, relatively high-quality mattresses in the bedding industry, and we agree with this description. These middle-of-the-road mattresses are great for customers who are looking for relatively good comfort, materials, and options without breaking the bank. 

To decide which Zinus mattress we’ve listed is best for you, we recommend first setting your budget, narrowing down the style of mattress you want, and then selecting a firmness level that suits your bodyweight and sleeping position. From here, you can review the Zinus mattresses that fit your needs and narrow down further based on their unique qualities, like cooling infusions, thicker profiles, and euro- or pillow-top additions. 

Keep in mind that customer experiences vary by mattress, so we recommend reading reviews on websites like Amazon.com prior to ordering your Zinus mattress. 

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