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Below is a guest post from my daughter Kristen. This post was updated in August 2021.

Back in early 2019, we had the opportunity to try out the brand new mattress from While this isn’t the typical type of blog you’ll find on here, the reason we wanted to do a review boiled down to the fact that the mattress is designed for active people – it’s not just another mattress in a box.

We were not paid for this review. We were gifted a mattress but received no extra pay to tell you simply what the company wants you to hear. This is our honest opinion!

After nearly 2 1/2 years of using the mattress – we still quite enjoy it. 

Unboxing Video

We had really low expectations from a mattress that comes out of a box. We’ve been so ingrained with the idea that you need to go to a brick and mortar store to buy an expensive mattress with memory foam. I mean after all, the mattress industry is 109 years old. But after trying this mattress, you can understand why this industry is shifting. mattress inside box

The good and the bad

There are a number of reasons we like this mattress but we’ll also be totally transparent with our concerns as well. What we like is that the mattress dramatically lessens the movements of your partner. It’s so subtle when my husband moves around that it doesn’t disturb me. The mattress itself is not too soft and not too hard. It’s definitely right smack dab in the middle.

When we first received the mattress, I absolutely loved the level of firmness. But in my first pregnancy I developed sciatica which resulted in back surgery. Because of this, I definitely find my back aches a little more now than before. When I sleep on a more firm bed, I definitely have less back pain in the morning. So, I would say this mattress is likely not great for someone with back issues or someone who prefers a really firm mattress. 

One of the other things we really love though still is that the mattress doesn’t trap heat – it is super breathable. The mattress itself is made from graphite foam which regulates thermal energy.  There are gel microbeads that ensure the heat doesn’t get trapped and the synthetic latex provides a cooler surface than memory foam. So if you are someone that overheats in the night – definitely consider this mattress. It’s noticeable. Trust me – I went through two summer pregnancies and never had an issue with overheating while I slept.

A few other things that may be helpful if you are considering this mattress:

  • You have 120 nights to test the bed with a risk-free trial. This is so valuable for those that are concerned about the firmness. And believe me – the customer service with this company is beyond outstanding. 
  • The cover is machine-washable so it’s WAY easier to clean than most mattresses.
  • It’s Canadian made!
  • It’s non-allergenic.
  • It comes in a box! You can order it directly to your home and shipping is free for 99% of Canada. Only a few super remote locations have to pay a shipping fee.

Honestly, we really do love this mattress and if I didn’t have back issues, it would be something we’d purchase again and again. Moving forward, I think we’ll have to switch our main mattress to something that can support my back a little more, but this bed will live on in our guest room as we know visitors will have a great sleep.

I also wanted to mention that the company advised us to put a piece of plywood over the wooden slats of our bed as the slats can sometimes lead to drooping. So, the mattress is best either with that plywood if you have slats like us or on top of a box spring. Feel free to comment below with any questions and we’ll give you honest feedback! Here’s the link again in case you want to learn more:

Leigh McAdam

Leigh McAdam is a Calgary based writer, author, photographer and social media enthusiast with over 61,000 followers. Her blog: HikeBikeTravel is frequently cited as one of the top travel and outdoor adventure blogs in Canada.

Author of Discover Canada: 100 Inspiring Outdoor Adventures
Co-author of 125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Thanks for this review. We are currently in the market for a new mattress and find it very challenging to “sort” through the marketing versus science based facts for a good firm mattress for active outdoor bodies which need some therapeutic support ; and cooling temp for the midlife female nightsweats. My questions:
    . 1. How is the temperature ? I worry about too hot.
    2. Any update now that you’ve slept on it longer…? Support good?
    3. What base do u have it on?
    Many thanks….nervous to try a bed in a box for our primary bed( I do love my memory foam gel thin mattress recently purchased for campervan ????)

    1. @Carol I’m going to get my daughter to respond. I do know as recently as last week that she said she loved it. Stay tuned. It might take a day or two to get back to you.

  2. From my daughter in answer to Carol’s question:
    1. Temperature is good – we have used it both in winter and in summer now and it’s great across the seasons
    2. We love the support – even while I’ve been pregnant – it’s been excellent. It’s not too soft and not too hard – we find it’s the right balance.
    3. We have it on a platform bed – just on the wooden slats. It is not on top of a box spring and it’s been awesome.

    Overall we actually love this mattress and would definitely buy it again in future. It’s in excellent shape 6 months in – no dents or places sinking in after repeated use. Honestly – it’s really really good.

  3. I like this mattress, it’s pretty much what I expected for a bed in a box. It’s not as good as talalay latex in that the responsiveness is a little bit dull which is typical of memory type foams but overall it dissipates heat reasonably well and the quality of the mattress is quite good. Conventionally, a firmer mattress ensures better support for the back.

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