Tuft & Needle Mattress Review 2021 – Tested By Experts

Tuft & Needle is one of the simplest foam models on the market. It has a simple top layer and an extremely simple bottom layer. The product uses two layers of polyfoam, but it’s not what you might expect. Instead, these layers are made to address the need for motion isolation and durability in a mattress.

At its core, the Tuft & Needle is a hybrid mattress that fuses spring coil support with all foam layers. It features a 6″ comfort layer, a 7″ transition layer and a 9″ support layer. According to Tuft & Needle, the mattress offers a medium-firm feel from top to bottom, and it’s constructed using high-density polyfoam. While the company doesn’t disclose what type of foam it uses in each part of the mattress, a closer look at the materials list for each foam layer reveals that it’s composed of either memory foam or polyfoam.

In this Tuft and Needle Mattress review, we’ll describe the bed’s construction, performance, and pricing, as well as customer reviews and company policies.


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The Tuft & Needle is a simple, all-foam mattress built for the average sleeper. It’s not a one-size-fits-all solution; instead it separates sleepers into two main categories depending on weight and preferred sleeping position.

  • Support – 3.5/5
  • Cooling – 4/5
  • Motion Transfer – 4/5
  • Durability – 3/5
  • Trial period – 3.5/5
  • Warranty – 3/5
  • Shoppers looking for a good deal
  • Sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds
  • People who need pressure relief without a lot of touching.
  • Individuals who are easily awoken during the night by their partners movements.
  • Over-230-pound back and stomach sleepers may experience more sag near their midsections, making it difficult to keep their spines aligned.
  • Memory foam habituals may not feel that the Tuft & Needle conforms closely enough to them.
  • A mattress with more edge support may be preferred by people who often sit or sleep near the edge of the mattress.

Tuft & Needle Mattress Review – Our Honest Evaluation

It is a direct-to-consumer mattress company. The company was founded in 2012 and its headquarters are located in Phoenix, Arizona. The company offers two mattress options: The Tuft & Needle and the Tuft & Needle Mattress. The Tuft & Needle is outfitted with latex foam that provides support and pressure relief. It consists of 2 layers of foam which includes a top layer of Adaptive Foam infused with graphite and ceramic gel. This layer works to absorb heat at the sleeper’s body so it feels cooler while sleeping on the mattress.

In many ways, the Tuft & Needle bed mattress is among the best in its class. However, there are a few issues with it as well. Overall, though, it’s one of the best options in its price range and should serve you well if you’re looking to purchase a new twin mattress.

The Tuft & Needle comes in one firmness, which is medium firm. For most individuals, this feel is likely to strike a comfortable balance between softness and support.

All of the mattresses are constructed using similar layers of foam, with varying thicknesses depending on the size of the mattress. The one variation between the models is that the firmest mattress — the Tuft & Needle Luxe — is firmer due to an additional 1” layer of Adaptive Foam.


Mattress Construction

The Tuft & Needle Mattress is constructed of two layers of polyfoam encased in a knit cover that uses a blend of micro polyamide and polyester. The pocketed coils in the mattress base provide solid support without being too firm or too soft. The mattress comes with tailored sheets to give you a quality sleeping experience.


Mattress Prices and Sizing

Tuft & Needle Is all-foam mattress lineup is an exceptional value. If you are shopping on a budget, I recommend that you seriously consider the Tuft & Needle. It is truly a great value for an all-foam mattress.

SizesDimensions/Height/WeightPrice
Twin39″ x 75″ | 10 | 50 lbs$350
Twin XL39″ x 80″ | 10 | 52 lbs$395
Full54″ x 75″ | 10 | 63 lbs$495
Queen60″ x 80″ | 10 | 72 lbs$595
King76″ x 80″ | 10 | 94 lbs$750
California King72″ x 84″ | 10 | 94 lbs$750

Mattress Performance

The Tuft and Needle is a 10” mattress with 3 different comfort layers. The top layer is 2” of Adaptive Foam that has enough support to keep you from sinking too far into the bed while also being soft enough to where you won’t be waking up with pressure points on your hips and shoulders.

The Tuft & Needle mattress is a memory foam mattress that provides pushback, contouring, and pressure relief. It uses 3 layers of foam to create its core supportive feel: 2 inches of responsive polyfoam, 1 inch of open-celled T&N Adaptive Foam and 3 inches of memory foam. The Adaptive Foam is the layer under the cover and this makes up the top 2/3 of the mattress. The cover itself is made up of a 0.8-inch layer of extra firm memory foam over 1.5 inches of polyfoam.

The Tuft & Needle Mattress was one of the first in the industry to use Adaptive Foam. It’s an interesting approach to mattress comfort that’s based on the idea that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to how we sleep. We all have different tastes, needs, and even body types. To make sure that everyone is happy and well-rested, Tuft & Needle came up with an adaptable sleeping solution.

The Tuft and Needle uses a one-sided mattress that’s 8.5 inches thick. Designed more like a traditional innerspring mattress, it has coils inside of the foam to help with support and keep the mattress from becoming too soft. The top layer is 2 inches of Adaptive Foam which is very responsive (it reacts to pressure quickly). The 4 inches of Transition Foam above that offers support while helping to isolate motion transfer to keep your sleep partner comfortable.

Latex beds can be very firm, but for most people latex is not as firm as their preferred sleeping surface. The Tuft & Needle foam comfort layer is closer to the feel of latex than most memory foam that we have tested, which may make it easier to change position or move across the surface of the bed.

Like most all-foam models, it has little bounce. The Tuft & Needle Mattress is also less bouncy than average for an all-foam mattress and is easy to move on.

Being an all foam mattress, the Tuft & Needle is not likely to develop any smells in its lifetime. Being completely closed off from the air, this mattress will be less likely to create a musty odor you might find with coil or spring mattresses.


Sleeping Style and Body Weight

Side Sleepers

For Side Sleepers

The Tuft & Needle mattress has a medium-firm feel that will typically be suitable for most side sleepers. As a fairly narrow mattress, it will also work well with couples and people of most sizes.

It’s medium firm feel coupled with cradling from its 3-inch polyfoam comfort layer makes it a strong option for most side sleepers. Side sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds are likely to get the best blend of pressure relief and spinal support. They should sink in just the right amount to take the pressure off their hips and shoulders while keeping their spines aligned.


back sleepers

For Back Sleepers

The Tuft & Needle mattress is a good option for people who want a supportive, comfortable bed that can accommodate different sleeping positions. Personally, I think this is a good buy for side and back sleepers. However, I would avoid it if you’re a stomach sleeper or weigh more than 230 pounds.“


stomach sleepers

For Stomach Sleepers

The Tuft & Needle’s polyfoam comfort layer can provide comfortable cushioning for stomach sleepers, but its medium firm feel may not be supportive enough to prevent their hips from sinking in a bit, particularly if they carry extra weight near their midsections.

Tuft & Needle’s polyfoam layer does a great job of contouring to the shape of users’ bodies. However, it is simply too thin to provide adequate support for average-weight stomach sleepers, and will likely allow their hips to sink or cause them to wake up with lower back pain. Those who weigh under 230 pounds may be able to achieve decent support from Tuft & Needle’s polyfoam comfort layer, but those who weigh over 230 pounds may find that Tuft & Needle does not have the necessary support for their weight.


Combination sleepers, back sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds, stomach sleepers who enjoy softer mattresses, and light side sleepers.

Back sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds, or side-sleepers who prefer more support.


Under 130 lbs.130-230 lbs.Above 230 lbs.
Side SleepersExcellentGoodGood
Back SleepersExcellentExcellentGood
Stomach SleepersGoodGoodFair

Awards for the Tuft & Needle Mattress

  • Best Budget Mattress
  • Best Mattress for Kids
  • Best Mattress in a Box
  • Best Mattress for Guest Room

Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

The Tuft & Needle Mattress is available on Amazon and through the Tuft & Needle website. In Gilbert, AZ; Scottsdale, AZ; Glendale, CA; Leawood, KS; Raleigh, NC; Beaverton, OR; Dallas, TX; and Seattle, WA, consumers can also shop at brick-and-mortar shops. Tuft & Needle has also collaborated with a few third-party manufacturers, including Crate & Barrel, Lowe’s, and Unruh.

Orders from the Tuft & Needle website ship within the United States.

Tuft & Needle ships for free in the 48 contiguous United States and mattresses usually arrive within one to five days. Shipments to Alaska and Hawaii are extra and generally take seven to ten business days. Same-day shipping is available in some areas for a $50 fee.

Each mattress ships compressed in a box and packaged in plastic. You only need to move the mattress to the correct room, unpack it entirely, and let it expand for a few hours.

Mattresses are shipped via FedEx Ground. Customers can contact Tuft & Needle if they have specific delivery instructions. Customers will receive a tracking email that provides up-to-date information concerning the mattress’s estimated arrival date.

The Tuft & Needle Mattress has a fixed warranty of 10 years. It defends the original owner from sagging or impressions above .75 inches long, foam breakdown (cracking and splitting) caused by a foam physical flaw, and cover defects.

The purchaser must have bought the mattress from the registered vendor, used the mattress for its intended purposes, and used the correct foundation in order to be eligible. The hurt must not be the product of aggression or negligence.

Tuft & Needle will patch or substitute mattresses it considers to have an eligible defect at its discretion. Supplementary terms and conditions apply.

In conjunction with XPO Logistics, Tuft & Needle provides White Glove distribution. A team will deliver the new mattress to your room of choice for a $150 charge, unpacking it, putting it up, and removing the old mattress. Days and hours of service differ depending on availability. At this point, Tuft & Needle does not provide White Glove service in Alaska or Hawaii.

A 100-night sleep trial comes with the Tuft & Needle Mattress. Customers will redeem their mattress after this period with a full refund of the purchasing price if they so wish. Charges for delivery are non-refundable. Tuft & Needle partners with clients to help organize a local donation from the recycled mattress, so if donating is not a choice, they can send a team to pick it up. Per year, consumers are entitled for one refund per household.