Top critical review
Decent, but not as good as a traditionally-purchased mattress. Definitely not firm.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on August 30, 2016
Background: this was my first foray into the world of "compressed" mattresses shipped to you in a box. In the past, all our mattress purchases were the traditional "got to a store; lie down on a bunch of mattresses; pick one that seems like the best (or get tired of trying mattresses and just pick one); find out how much it costs; have a mild heart-attack; pay the creepy salesguy; wait for it to be delivered; hope it fits up the stairs" variety. Since this mattress would be for a 4-year old, and since I have yet to meet a 4-year old that can differentiate between the comfortableness level of a mattress (they can tell you how high they can bounce on it, sure, but not whether one is more comfortable than another), this seemed like the perfect opportunity to try this new method of mattress shopping. I admit, the idea of paying $180 for the 8" mattress seemed much more appealing than paying 4 times that much for one from the big store in the neighboring town.
Review: This review covers only the 8" full-size version of this mattress. I don't know anything about any of the other versions, and for reasons that shall become clear, I won't be finding out. The delivery was perfect. UPS guy dropped off the box, unpacking it was straight-forward, and it decompressed into a mattress within 24 hours. The mattress itself... you get what you pay for. This was advertised as a firm mattress, and some of the reviews below attest that it is as hard as sleeping on concrete. As the adults in my family all prefer rock-hard mattresses, and as this is the safest option for kids, this was a selling point. Well, those reviewers either got a different product than I did or they have experienced some tremendously soft concrete in their lives. On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 actually being a firm mattress, this is a solid 5.
The feel of this mattress is fine, but it does feel significantly less well-constructed than its more expensive traditionally-bought siblings. In various ways it just feels worse. Edge-sitting, rebound, ability to feel springs through it, everything is acceptable, but just not as good as the more expensive ones.
I contemplated returning it, but I doubt the kid will notice these differences, and besides, I am not exactly sure how I'd go about trying to compress it to ship it back.
So, bottom line: it's a fine mattress, and if you are trying to outfit a kid's bed or a bed that's seldom used, it's likely a fine choice, but it's not quite up to par of the traditional mattresses. Which is too bad, since the delivery method is much more convenient (and allows larger mattresses to be delivered up narrower staircases.