Robin Mattress

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Robin Spring Mattress Review

Learn what makes the Robin Spring mattress a great option for many types of sleepers.

Customer Rating: 4.4/5
MA Score: 6.7/10

 

The Robin Spring mattress, created by Williams-Sonoma, is a medium-firm innerspring mattress that is well-suited for many types of sleepers. The Robin is known for its pressure-relieving abilities that help you wake up feeling refreshed and restored.

Keep reading our in-depth Robin mattress review to learn about how it scored in our testing, the customer experience, and more!

Robin Mattress Highlights

  • The Robin mattress, created by Williams-Sonoma, is available online and in-stores at West Elm, Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn stores.
  • This mattress, built for every type of sleeper, comes with the choice of one of two detachable mattress toppers – the “Cool Comfort” or “Comfort Plush” – that zips on.
  • The Robin Sleep System comes complete with a non-contact bedside monitor and smartphone app called SleepScore Max (for an additional charge) that tracks and analyzes your sleep. SleepScore Max teaches you how to optimize your shut-eye based on your sleeping environment.

Robin Mattress Review

When we test a mattress, we bring it into our Mattress Lab and run it through a 14-point evaluation to derive a final score. We’ll walk you through some of our key tests and let you in on how the Robin performed.

Setting up the Robin Mattress

The Robin mattress took us about four and a half minutes to set up. The mattress and mattress topper are packaged separately.

It took us right about two minutes to set up the mattress itself and two and a half minutes to unbox and put the mattress topper on. The Robin mattress had little smell and took its full shape after a few hours. For the setup score, the Robin received a 7 out of 10.

Check out the video below to watch our setup.

Testing Motion Transfer

If you sleep with a partner, pay attention to this test. Ideally, you won’t feel your partner moving across the mattress. When RJ and Asha tested the Robin by rolling around, they had no complaints!

To visually represent motion transfer, we perform the wine test. Take a look at the video below to see how a glass of wine holds up on the mattress.

For a total motion transfer score combining both the human and the wine test, the Robin scored a 7.5 out of 10.

Edge Support Test

RJ and Asha felt the support was good on the Robin, but not exceptional. They scored it a 7.5 for the edge shoe test.

For Part 2 of the edge support test, we have our testers lay on the edge of the mattress. RJ and Asha felt quite safe and comfortable laying on the edge of the Robin. For the edge support side test, the Robin scored an 8.25.

Measuring Pressure Relief

For reference, when we measure pressure relief with our pressure mapping film, we hope to see blues and greens to indicate areas of low pressure. Yellows and reds indicate high pressure.

We saw mainly blue and green, with a few pressure points on RJ’s shoulders.  So we give him a 7.5.

We also saw red in Asha’s shoulders, so we give her a 7.

So for a total pressure relief score, Robin gets a 7.25 out of 10.

Spine Alignment Test

Both RJ and Asha’s spines was pretty darn straight with a slight curve towards the base of the neck. That’s what we like to see!

Responsiveness Test

If you want a good responder, Robin is the bed for you! RJ and Asha noted that the Robin did a great job of quickly responding to their movements.

Total Mattress Advisor Score for the Robin

Mattress Advisor Test Score (Out of 10)
Shipping 9
Trial Period 0
Return Policy 0
Warranty 0
Set-Up 7
Motion Transfer 7.5
Edge Support 7.9
Pressure Relief 7.25
Spine Alignment 8.5
Responsiveness 9
Cooling 8
Durability 8.5
Customer Service 7
Social Impact 4
⭐Total Score for the Robin Mattress: 6.7/10⭐

Product Information

What makes Robin different from other mattresses?

The Robin is more than just a mattress – it is a complete “rest & renewal” sleep system. With the purchase of the Robin mattress and the SleepScore Max monitor, you can track your sleep and learn how to best optimize your shut-eye.

What to watch out for

  • The Robin mattress is not eligible for returns.
  • Shopping for the Robin mattress can be a bit confusing. To clarify, you can purchase just the mattress or the entire Robin Sleep System, which includes the Robin SleepScore Max Monitor.
  • Some stores only carry queens and kings, while others carry all Robin sizes available.
  • Note that there may be a slight odor after you unbox the Robin. This should go away within a few days.

Robin sizes available

  • Full: $629
  • Queen: $779
  • King: $999
  • Cal King: $999

A look inside

The Robin mattress is an innerspring mattress that comes with the choice of a detachable topper that zips on. Here’s a glimpse inside:

  • Choose your topper!
    • The 2.5’’ Cool Comfort Topper wicks away moisture and provides airflow to keep you cool.
    • The 3.5’’ Plush Comfort Topper combines TENCEL® and memory foam to contour to your body while you sleep.
  • 8.5” of 7-zoned pocket coils providing pressure-relief, motion isolation, and spinal alignment
  • High-density foam lines the walls of the Robin mattress to prevent sagging and create soft, yet supportive edges.

Delivery

Shipping costs around $75 for the Robin mattress. It should arrive at your doorstep within 3-5 business days. Next day delivery can be arranged for an extra charge of $17.50 within the contiguous US.

Setup

The Robin mattress and topper come compressed and rolled up in individual boxes. You will simply unbox, unroll, and watch them spring to life. We recommend unboxing your mattress first then zipping on your topper.

Foundation

The Robin Mattress will work on any firm, flat surface. This includes a box foundation, flat frames, slats, adjustable frames or even the floor.

Return Policy

The Robin mattress is not eligible for returns.

Warranty

The Robin mattress does not come with a warranty. However, if your mattress arrives damaged, contact William-Sonoma’s warranty service at 888-922-4108 within 7 business days of delivery.

Cleaning

To clean the Robin Mattress, first try spot cleaning with cold water and a mild detergent. Allow your mattress to air dry thoroughly – out in the sun is best. Do not machine wash.

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Customer Review of the Robin (IRL)

We checked in with a real-life Robin customer, Ally, who bought the Robin mattress to see how she felt about her purchase after one night, one week, and one month of sleeping on the mattress.

Meet Ally

Ally is a middle school chorus teacher in her late-twenties that lives in Raleigh, NC. As the oldest for four siblings, Ally has been sleeping on a mattress passed down in her family for years. In fact, it came from her Grandma. She’s not even sure what brand it is.

Ally is strictly a side sleeper so pressure relief in her hips and shoulders matters to her when it comes to finding a mattress. She has no special sleeping conditions (such as a bad back, etc) and sleeps alone. However, she often works from her bed so support matters! Read about each part of her journey with the Robin mattress below.

The Selection and Buying Process

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

A: My former mattress was getting old, and I was ready to move from a full to a queen size.

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

A: Size, firmness, materials, motion transfer, and edge support. I am a side sleeper, but I also work a lot from bed so I was interested in the overall support and comfort.

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

A: I spent some time looking at the Brooklyn Bowery, as well as Tuft and Needle.

MA: What ultimately led you to purchase the Robin mattress?

A: Materials. I liked the combination of the 7-zone pocket spring system with the plush comfort topper.

MA: What was your mattress buying experience like?

A: The overall process was pretty simple. This mattress is sold at a couple different stores (Pottery Barn, West Elm and Williams-Sonoma) but the process is pretty much the same at all of them.

After One Night on the Robin

Mattress was delivered on 7/21/2018; First interview was conducted on 7/3/2018.

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

A: Wonderful. I slept deeply and woke up without any pain or stiffness.

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

A: Yes. As a side sleeper, I often wake up feeling soreness at different pressure points, but after my first night on the Robin, I noticed a lack of bodily tension and pain.

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

A: Definitely an improvement. The mattress has a firm base with a soft topper, best of both worlds for what I need.

MA: How would you rank the Robin 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): 4
Responsiveness (adjusts/responds to your body movements): 4
Temperature control (keeps you cool): 4

MA: How firm would you say the Robin is?

A: Medium firm.

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

A: No complaints.

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

A: Yes, definitely.

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

A: Make it slightly more firm.

MA: Do you think you’ll keep your Robin mattress?

A: Yes.

After One Week on the Robin

Mattress was delivered on 7/2/2018; Second interview was conducted on 7/10/2018.

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

A: I’m enjoying it even more 1 week in. I’ve noticed an improvement in the quality of my sleep, and how I feel physically when I wake up

MA: How are you feeling when you wake up?

A: Very well rested, without any soreness or stiffness, aches or pains.

MA: How would you rank the Robin 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: 5
Support: 5
Responsiveness: 5
Temperature control: 4

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

A: Yes. When I work from the bed I sink in a bit, but as a side sleeper, it’s the perfect amount of firmness and give.

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

A: I do get a bit hot when I sleep. There was another topper for coolness… I wish there was a way to combine the softness of the plush topper with the cooling effect of the cool topper.

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

A: Yes.

MA: Do you think you’ll keep your Robin mattress?

A: Yes.

After One Month on the Robin

Mattress was delivered on 7/2/2018; Second interview was conducted on 8/1/2018.

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

A: Now that I’ve slept on this mattress for a month, I’m regretting not investing in a nicer mattress sooner. It really has made a change in the overall quality of my sleep in ways I did not expect.

MA: How are you feeling when you wake up?

A: Very rested. Hard to get out of bed, it is so comfortable.

MA: How would you rank the Robin 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: 3
Support: 5
Responsiveness: 5
Temperature control: 4

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

A: Yes, perfect combination for me.

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

A: Only that it would be nice if it isolated motion even more. If I’ve balanced a tray of food on the other side of the bed, and moved around, I’ve noticed it does transfer motion more than I initially realized.

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

A: Definitely.

MA: Do you think you’ll keep your Robin mattress?

A: Yes.

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