Big Fig mattress

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Big Fig Mattress Review

Read our full review to see if the Big Fig is a good fit for you!

Customer Rating: 4.5/5
MA Score: 8.8/10

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The Big Fig mattress is designed specifically for plus-size sleepers. Mattresses are just like almost everything else in life where one size does not fit all. If you’re looking for a mattress made to meet your specific needs, the Big Fig could be for you.

Keep reading our in-depth Big Fig mattress review to learn all about its performance and the benefits it can bring to your sleep.

Big Fig Mattress Highlights

  • The Big Fig is designed specifically to make it one of the best mattresses for heavy people. It can support up to 1000 lbs. of weight for couples or up to 500 lbs. for a single sleeper.
  • You will receive a custom-made foundation with the purchase of any Big Fig mattress that is designed to support larger amounts of weight.
  • The top layer of the Big Fig is treated with an innovative ThermoGel which converts moisture from perspiration into a refrigerant, immediately cooling the surface.
  • It’s one of the top-rated best hybrid mattresses we’ve tested!

Big Fig Mattress Review

The Big Fig mattress is specifically made to offer a durable and comfortable sleep surface for heavy people. This hybrid mattress is built to promote great airflow and pressure relief in the pain points–two key needs for heavy people.

Big Fig mattress

Score Breakdown

Check out our score breakdown to see how the Big Fig performed in each of our tests and evaluations.

Learn more about our scoring system.

Mattress Advisor Test Score (Out of 10)
Shipping 6
Trial Period 10
Return Policy 10
Warranty 10
Set-Up 7.5
Motion Transfer 9.5
Edge Support 8.1
Pressure Relief 7.75
Spine Alignment 8
Responsiveness 9.5
Cooling 9
Durability 9.5
Customer Service 9
Social Impact 4
⭐Total Score for the Big Fig mattress⭐
Man and woman laying on the Big Fig

Testing Highlights

Now take a look at these behind-the-scenes moments from our testing to get a closer look at the Big Fig.

Setting Up the Big Fig

The Big Fig mattress and base was delivered at full size. Although this mattress was a bit heavy, it is manageable to handle with two people. Big Fig does offer white glove delivery for an additional fee of $99. If you opt for their white glove service, Big Fig will do all the heavy lifting. All you’ll have to do is open the door.

Testing Motion Transfer/Isolation

According to our sleep subjects, Mark and Tavy, the Big Fig rocked at keeping motion transfer to a minimum. They scored it a 9.25 out of 10. This is great for those couples looking to sleep soundly together through the night.

The Wine Test

Time for everyone’s favorite test: The Wine Test.

Check out our video below to see how the wine glass holds up with Tavy rolling on the mattress. You’ll be seriously impressed.

Edge Support Test

Mark and Tavy noted a slight sag on the edge of the mattress as they tied their shoes.

The Side Test

Mark and Tavy found the edge of the Big Fig to be safe and secure. They said it “felt very supportive – like it was relieving pressure.”

Woman laying on the edge of the Big Fig testing the edge support

Measuring Pressure Relief

We saw some yellow and red around Mark’s hip, indicating an area of high pressure. So we gave him a 7.5. For pressure relief.

Man laying on a pressure mapping film on the Big Fig

Although we saw no red in Tavy, there was a fair amount of yellow in her shoulder and hip. We gave her an 8 out of 10 for pressure relief!

Woman laying on a pressure mapping film on the Big Fig

Spine Alignment Test

The Big Fig did a decent job of keeping both Mark and Tavy’s spines in alignment. There was only a slight curve towards the base of their neck.

Close up of woman’s spine while on the Big Fig

What Big Fig Customers Have to Say

“First off, I have tried every name brand mattress out there and they are all the same. Maybe good for a year if you are lucky but they slowly deteriorate quickly under a heavy framed person. Now, flash-forward… the Big Fig mattress is the BEST mattress I have EVER owned! I now know what it’s like to fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow and what it’s like to sleep ‘soundly’ the whole night. The mattress has also made a big difference in our sex life and gives the firm support that was missing with previous mattresses! Thanks, Big Fig for not making me regret this mattress purchase like all of the others before this one!” -Gary

“I am over 350 lbs and finding a good mattress is a challenge, to put it mildly. I will say that after a few nights of wondering whether or not I had made the right choice, it is the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on. Just took a little while for my body to get used to it I guess. I love it, time will tell if the mattress lasts but I am grateful for a good warranty and happy that I made the switch. Any more of my big-boned brothers who are on the fence, I suggest you take the plunge, really a good, quality mattress.” –Robert

“After having significant back pain if I laid down for more than 4 hours, it was time for a new mattress. I did tons of research and actually tried a different mattress first. I had to return it as it was causing knee pain. Then I found this mattress! It’s amazing! NO back pain. I mean none after about 18 years of it. I thought it was me but I guess it was just years sleeping on a crappy mattress. This mattress is plush, it supports, it’s springy in a delightful way. It’s also easy to move in. I weigh close to 500 lbs and if I don’t sink too much into it, you won’t either. This is after sleeping on it for about 4 months. One more thing that is above average in a huge way is the edge support. It’s very firm but not uncomfortable. This is truly the best mattress I’ve come across. And the price is insanely low compared to other mattresses. If you’re on the fence, trust me, this mattress is freaking amazing.” -Rain

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Product Details

Weight

120 lbs for queen

Thickness

13"

Firmness

Medium firm

Type

Hybrid - Latex, Innerspring, and Foam

American Craftmanship

Made in the USA

Which Foundation Should I Use with the Big Fig?

Big Fig recommends placing your mattress on the foundation they provide with your purchase of any mattress. You can choose b/w a standard 5’’ foundation or a high-profile 9’’. However, you may opt out and receive a $100 deduction off your order. In that case, you may place your Big Fig on a platform bed, a frame with a built-in base or wood slats or right on the floor.

What’s Inside the Big Fig?

The Big Fig mattress is made with a variety of strong and supportive materials that also cushion the body for individuals with a bigger figure.

  • ThermoGel Quilted Top: This top layer is infused with ThermoGel, which converts moisture from perspiration into a refrigerant, immediately cooling the surface of the mattress. The cover is tufted to prevent materials from shifting over time, which can cause an uneven surface.
  • Gel-infused latex foam: Perforated for comfort and airflow
  • Comfort Layers: Made of 3 layers of high-density poly foam that is designed to keep the mattress from sagging.
  • 1600 individually wrapped coils: The Big Fig uses 50% more coils than the average premium innerspring mattress on the market.
  • High density, 80 ILD Edge Foam: ILD stands for Indentation Load Deflection. This foam adds strength and solid edge support.
  • Big Fig foundation: Made with 18 slats of 2.5’’ wood that supports 5x the weight of an average foundation.
Inside the Big Fig mattress

Purchasing Information

Sizes and Pricing

Size Dimensions Standard Price*
Twin 39” x 75” $1,299
Twin XL 39” x 80” $1,399
Full 54” x 75” $1,499
Queen 60” x 80” $1,699
King 76” x 80” $1,999
Cal King 72” x 84” $1,999

*Prices listed are standard without sales or Mattress Advisor exclusive discounts. Check price using the button below for the best Big Fig deals. 

Delivery

The Big Fig mattress ships free and should arrive at your doorstep within 9-19 business days. It is delivered full size with the base. For $99 Big Fig will set up your new mattress for you! For an additional $50 they will also remove your old mattress

Return Policy

If you’re not in love with your Big Fig mattress, you can return it for a full refund within your 120-night trial period. Big Fig will arrange for a representative to come to your home to pick up your mattress.

Warranty

The Big Fig mattress comes with a 20-year warranty so during this entirety of this time period, you can repair or replace your mattress for free.

Cleaning

The best way to keep you Big Fig clean is using an appropriate mattress protector. Otherwise, you can use a spray upholstery cleaner and a soft cloth to spot clean. Note some products may leave a yellowish stain.

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Big Fig Mattress Review IRL

See how the Big Fig measures up to a real life customer, Tavy, through the buying process, after 1 night, 1 week, and 1 month.

Meet Tavy

Tavy works as an elementary school principal in Greensboro, NC, and models on the side. She changes sleeping positions quite often throughout the night.

Two years ago Tavy was in a major car accident. She has had nerve and back pain ever since. Adequate support and pressure relief have become crucial to finding the right mattress for her.

The Buying Process

MA: Why were you in the market for a new mattress?

T: I’ve had my current mattress for several years.  It was beginning to sag in various places. There were also spots in the mattress where I could feel the “springs” pressing against my body.  

MA: What factors did you consider when buying a mattress?

T: Support and comfort are two major necessities I look for when buying a mattress.  I want to sleep comfortably and at the same time have my back and body supported.

MA: Did you compare any other brands? If so, what were they?

T: The only other brand that I’ve researched and compared was Sealy.

MA: What ultimately led you to purchase the Big Fig mattress?

T: I could feel the difference in the Big Fig mattress as soon as I laid on it.  I’ve never been on a mattress that felt the way the Big Fig did. The support was firm yet comfortable. My body felt supported and I didn’t sink into the mattress. The mattress adjusted to my body and adapted to the support each area of my body needed.

MA: What was your mattress buying experience like?

T: The process was quick and simple.

After One Night on the Big Fig

Mattress was delivered on 6/29/2018; First interview was conducted on 6/30/2018.

MA: Overall, how would you describe your first night on the Big Fig mattress?

T: The Big Fig supported me while I slept on my back, side and stomach.  On other mattresses, I normally toss and turn a lot before getting comfortable enough to go to sleep.  On the Big Fig, I went to sleep quickly and did not wake up due to discomfort during the night.

MA: Did you notice any difference in how you felt when you woke up?

T: I felt well rested when I woke up.  My body was not sore or tired feeling.  I also had a lot of energy.

MA: How does this compare to other mattresses you’ve had in the past?

T: With other mattresses, I always had to adjust my body in order to get into a good position to sleep.  With the Big Fig, I felt that it adjusted to me. On other mattresses, I would sleep for long periods of time and still wake up feeling sore or tired.  After my first night on the Big Fig, I felt well rested and my body did not ache.

MA: How would you rank the Big Fig mattress on the following factors?

On a scale from 1-5 with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best.

Motion transfer (feeling little to no movement from your sleeping partner): 5
Support (body weight distributed evenly, no pains or aches): 5
Responsiveness (adjusts/responds to your body movements): 5
Temperature control (keeps you cool): 4

MA: How firm would you say the Big Fig is?

T: It has a medium firmness.  It’s firm but soft all at the same time.

MA: Do you have any complaints about the Big Fig? Or anything you would change if you could?

T: I do not have any complaints.  The mattress has given me the best sleep I’ve had in a long time.

MA: Do you feel like the Big Fig mattress was worth the price you paid?

T: Yes.

MA: What is one thing you would change about this mattress if you could?

T: The mattress is very heavy.  This only has an impact when moving it, etc.

MA: Do you think you’ll keep your Big Fig mattress?

T: I will most definitely keep the mattress.

After One Week on the Big Fig

Mattress was delivered on 6/29/2018; Second interview was conducted on 7/7/2018.

MA: Overall, how would you describe your first week on the Big Fig mattress?

T: The Big Fig has given me the best sleeping experience I’ve ever had out of all the mattresses I’ve owned or slept on. I notice a substantial difference in my sleep pattern. I’m no longer tossing and turning at night because I do not have to adjust my body as much. I am able to sleep comfortably and through the night.

MA: How are you feeling when you wake up?

T: I feel well rested when I wake up.  In the past, I would wake up with mild body aches but the Big Fig has helped to alleviate that pain.

MA: How would you rank the Big Fig mattress on the following factors after sleeping on it for a week?

On a scale from 1-5 with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best.

Motion transfer (feeling little to no movement from your sleeping partner): 5
Support (body weight distributed evenly, no pains or aches): 5
Responsiveness (adjusts/responds to your body movements): 5
Temperature control (keeps you cool): 4

MA: Are you still happy with the firmness of your Big Fig?

T: The firmness to perfect for my body.  I feel fully supported when I sleep on my back, side or stomach.  The mattress has the perfect balance of firmness and softness.

MA: Do you have any new complaints about the Big Fig? Or anything you would change if you could?

T: There are no complaints and I wouldn’t change anything.

MA: Do you still feel like the Big Fig mattress was worth the price you paid?

T: Yes.

MA: Do you think you’ll keep your Big Fig mattress?

T: I will definitely keep this mattress.

After One Month on the Big Fig

Mattress was delivered on 6/29/2018; Third interview was conducted on 7/7302018.

MA: Overall, how would you describe your first month on the Big Fig mattress?

T: The Big Fig has been amazing.  My sleep is uninterrupted and I enjoy the way my body feels on the mattress.

MA: How are you feeling when you wake up?

T: I feel well rested and do not feel sore.

MA: How would you rank the Big Fig mattress on the following factors after sleeping on it for a month?

On a scale from 1-5 with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best.

Motion transfer (feeling little to no movement from your sleeping partner): 5
Support (body weight distributed evenly, no pains or aches): 5
Responsiveness (adjusts/responds to your body movements): 4
Temperature control (keeps you cool): 4

MA: Are you still happy with the firmness of your Big Fig?

T: I am very happy and I’ve told others about the mattress.

MA: Do you have any new complaints about the Big Fig? Or anything you would change if you could?

T: I have no complaints at this time.

MA: Do you still feel like the Big Fig mattress was worth the price you paid?

T: The mattress is well worth the price.

MA: Do you think you’ll keep your Big Fig mattress?

T: Yes.

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