Spindle Mattress Review

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Spindle Mattress Review

Ratings

7.7 / 10 MA Score

Price   $1350*

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*Price for a queen with free shipping

Dimensions

Twin: 38” x 74.5” Twin XL: 38” x 79.5” Full: 53” x 74.5” Queen: 60” x 79.5” King: 76” x 79.5”

Weight

150 lbs. for queen

Thickness

10"

Delivery Format

Shipped in 3 separate cartons; requires at-home assembly

Delivered In

7-10 business days

Overview

Type:

Natural latex mattress available in 4 firmness options

Firmness:

Available in Soft, Medium, Firm and Extra Firm

Trial Period:

365 days

Warranty:

10-year limited warranty

Summary:

Durable natural latex mattress; some assembly is required

Spindle highlights

  • Spindle is a smaller, family business which is why you may not have heard a lot about them.
  • However, we do think they offer a great quality mattress that’s natural, durable and customizable to your needs.
  • The Spindle mattress comes with a 365-day comfort guarantee – meaning you have a whole year to decide if this mattress is right for you. If you decide to return it, you’ll get a full refund.

Mattress Advisor score for the Spindle

Here’s how the Spindle mattress scored on different tests and evaluations. Each score is a rating out of 10 points. The total score is a weighted average that incorporates all of the functional and performance characteristics of the mattress. We break down the scores so you can see how the Spindle mattress performed on specific tests and evaluations.

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Shipping
9
How quickly the mattress ships to your home. (Free shipping = better score!)
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Trial Period
10
The length of time offered to help you decide if you want to keep the mattress.
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Return Policy
9
Ease of return process including refund policy and how the mattress is removed from your home.
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Warranty
9
Length of mattress warranty and what is covered.
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Set-up Test
3.5
How easy it is to set up the mattress and move it.
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Motion Transfer Test
6.9
How well the mattress performs at isolating motion.
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Edge Support Test
5.5
The level of support offered on the edges of the mattress.
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Pressure Relief Test
7.25
How well the mattress relieves pressure, particularly around the hips, shoulders, and thighs.
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Spinal Alignment Test
9
How well the mattress helps keep your spine in proper alignment while you’re sleeping.
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Responsiveness Test
7.5
How well the mattress adjusts to different movements or sleeping positions throughout the night.
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Cooling Evaluation
8
How well the mattress promotes airflow and breathability, or offers special cooling properties.
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Durability Evaluation
8
Quality and durability of materials, structural support, and expected lifespan of the mattress.
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Customer Service Score
8
How helpful and responsive the customer service team is.
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Social Impact Score
2
A measure of social mission, community involvement and charitable giving/partnerships.
Total Mattress Advisor Score

7.7 / 10

Spindle mattress review

Take a deeper look into our review of the Spindle mattress, including our methodology, scoring and mattress performance to help you determine if this could be the right mattress for you.

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Set up test

The Spindle mattress took us over eight minutes to set up. You have to assemble the mattress layer by layer, so it took longer than the average bed-in-a-box mattress to set up (FYI: the layers come in individual boxes). Don’t worry – it came with instructions!

This mattress was very heavy and hard to maneuver. On the plus side, it didn’t have a noticeable off-gassing odor.

So for our setup test, Spindle gets a 3.5 out of 10.

Motion Transfer Test

Motion transfer is just a fancy way to describe how much movement you feel if your partner is moving around on the mattress. In an ideal world, you wouldn’t feel a thing!

Part A - The Humans

The Mattress Advisor motion transfer test is a two-part test. We start by asking both RJ and Asha to lie on the bed, blindfolded, and rate on a scale from 1 to 10 how much movement they felt when their partner was moving around with 10 being no movement at all.

The Spindle did an okay job of keeping motion transfer to a minimum. RJ and Asha noticed they could feel their partners movements. They gave it a collective score of 6.75.

Part B - The Wine

Next, comes our wine test. With this test, we get a visual indication of how much motion is being transferred from one side of the bed to another.

We had RJ lie down and roll back and forth a few times. We then took a look at how much the wine inside of it moved. Take a look.

The tilting of the wine glass when RJ got into the bed made us a little nervous, but overall the shakiness of the wine, while he rolled around, was minimal.  So we gave the Spindle a 7 for our wine test.

So for a total motion transfer score, we gave Spindle a 6.9 out of 10.

Edge Support Test

When choosing a mattress, you may not think to consider how much support the edge provides. But edge support is an important aspect to think about if you find yourself sleeping on the edge of your bed or use the end to get ready in the morning often.

The Mattress Advisor edge support test is a two-part test.

Part A - The Shoe Test

To start, we asked both RJ and Asha to sit on the edge of the bed to tie their shoes. They rated this task on a scale from one to ten, with 10 being “extremely easy, with exceptional edge support.”

The Spindle scored a 6 for the edge shoe test. RJ and Asha noted the edge provided only a moderate amount of support.

Part B - The Side Test

Next, we had RJ and Asha lie on the edge of the bed in each sleeping position, side, stomach and back, to see if they could sleep comfortably in that section of the bed.

After stretching out on the side, RJ and Asha found it a little difficult to lay comfortably (and safely) on the edge. So for the edge support side test, the Spindle scored a 5.

So Spindle gets a 5.5 out of 10 for edge support.

Pessure Relief Test

When shopping for a mattress, you’ll want to find something that puts minimal pressure on your hips, thighs and shoulders so you can enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep. Let’s take a look at how well the Spindle provides pressure relief.

We measure pressure relief by using a pressure mapping film that shows areas of high pressure. Here’s what you need to know: the cool spots are good and the warms spots are bad. The warmer the color, the more pressure is being placed on that area of the body.

We saw mainly blue and green on RJ with some red on his shoulders.  So we gave him a 7.5 for pressure relief.

We noticed a bit more red in Asha’s shoulders, so we gave her a 7.

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

Spine Alignment Test

Did you know your sleeping posture is just as important as your posture when you are awake?  For every mattress we test, we take a look at how well it keeps your spine in a straight line.

We took a close up of both RJ and Asha’s backs to see the alignment. You’ll want to see a straight line from the neck all the way to the tailbone.

Those are some nice looking spines! Both RJ and Asha’s spines were really straight with just a slight upwards curve towards the base of the neck.

For spine alignment, Spindle gets a 9 out of 10.

Responsiveness Test

When it comes to getting comfortable on your mattress, responsiveness becomes very important. Responsiveness is just a fancy way of saying how well the mattress adjusts or responds to your sleeping positions while you sleep.

We had RJ and Asha lie in each sleeping position: side, stomach and back. As they changed positions and got settled in, we asked them to rate on a scale from one to ten how quickly and easily the mattress responded to their movement.

After trying out the different sleeping positions, RJ and Asha scored the Spindle a 7.5 out of 10 for responsiveness.

So Spindle gets a 7.5 out of 10 for responsiveness.

The total Mattress Advisor score for the Spindle mattress:

What makes Spindle different from other mattresses?

  • Spindle offers 4 different firmness options, but also allows you to make adjustments to the firmness or purchase new layers to ensure you’re completely satisfied with your mattress.

What to watch out for

  • The Spindle requires some at-home assembly. You will need to position the different layers within the cover yourself. Customers claim it’s not that difficult, but it’s something to be prepared for.

Spindle sizes available

  • Twin: $900
  • Twin XL: $950
  • Full: $1150
  • Queen: $1350
  • King: $1700

A look inside

The Spindle is made with three, 3” layers of natural latex (which they claim to be 3x as durable and 4x as breathable as conventional foams). The cover is made with natural organic cotton lined with natural wool batting to help wick moisture away.

You can choose from four different levels of firmness depending on your preference. Spindle has a firmness calculator to help you decide.

Close up of the latex layers inside the Spindle mattress
Inside the Spindle Mattress

What Spindle customers have to say

  • “Had the mattress for more than a month now and overall really like this mattress. It is 100% all natural latex and does well in supporting your body when you sleep. The latex had a bit of smell when it first arrived since it was made using natural material but it quickly went away. The mattress is made in the USA so it came very fast. The only complaint is that the latex does make this mattress hotter than most other material especially since it is 10 inches layer. Still, nothing the fan or air conditioner couldn’t solve. Buy this if you are looking for an affordable, natural mattress all while supporting a family owned business here in the United States!” – Shiawtian C.
  • “Love It! The very first morning after sleeping on this mattress was the first time, in a long time, that I woke up without lower back pain! The frame and bed assembly was simple as can be. I am 6′ 2″, 225 lbs. and the queen size medium firm seems to be just right for me. Thanks Spindle!” – Paul B.
  • We love our mattress. We had a well loved decades old spring mattress. Never having tried a latex mattress before I was hesitant but I’m so glad we made the switch. It is just the right “in-between” of sinking in and laying on top of your mattress. We live in a high humidity climate in Texas and never have I felt that it slept warm. High quality mattress! – Rachel T.

Read more reviews here.

The finer print

Delivery

The Spindle ships free to your door anywhere in lower 48 states and should arrive within 7-10 business days.

Setup

The Spindle is shipped in three separate cartons, each with a 3” layer of latex. One of those cartons will also contain your zippered case. You will actually assemble the mattress yourself by inserting the latex layers into the cotton cover. It might seem like a hassle, and while it does take more time than just unrolling your mattress, it’s actually not that difficultYou can watch this video on how to assemble the Spindle for reference.

Foundation

Spindle recommends using a support structure with slats that are spaced no more than 3″ apart for proper support and ventilation. The slats should be made of solid wood (not a composite or plywood like material) for lasting durability.

Return policy

Spindle offers a 365-day trial period. Yes, that’s one year to decide if this mattress is going to be right for you. If you do decide to return the mattress within the trail period, you’ll receive a full refund.

Warranty

The Spindle comes with a 10-year limited warranty.

Bonus points

  • Made in the USA.
  • Comfort life program: as a Spindle customer, you get 30% off a new layer of latex (if it’s damaged or you prefer a different firmness) for up to 25 years (current cost would be $252 per layer with this program).
  • The Spindle is made with natural latex, eco-friendly wool and organic cotton. You can learn more about what’s inside the mattress here.

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