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Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress Review

We compared, tested and rated more than 50 foam mattresses. See why the Tuft & Needle Mint mattress is a great option for people who sleep hot.

Customer Rating: 4.9/5
Mattress Advisor Score:       8.9/10

In this review, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about the Tuft & Needle Mint mattress, including how it scored in our Mattress Advisor test. We’ll also give you an overview of the benefits Tuft & Needle provides to its customers – like a 100-night trial period. Read on to learn more.

Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress Highlights

  • Referred to as the “enhanced” Tuft & Needle mattress, the Mint mattress is one-step up from the original Tuft & Needle — but still priced economically.
  • The Adaptive® Foam in the Mint mattress is made with 30% more heat-wicking graphite than the original Tuft & Needle mattress, helping you stay cool throughout the night.
  • The Mint mattress scored especially high on spine alignment and responsiveness – making it a great option for combination sleepers.

Mattress Advisor Score for the Tuft & Needle Mint

Here’s how the Tuft & Needle Mint 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 Mint mattress performed on specific tests and evaluations.

Shipping:
9

How quickly the mattress ships to your home. (Free shipping = better score!)

Trial Period:
9

The length of time offered to help you decide if you want to keep the mattress.

Return Policy:
10

Ease of return process including refund policy and how the mattress is removed from your home.

Warranty:
9

Length of mattress warranty and what is covered.

Set-up Test:
9

How easy it is to set up the mattress and move it.

Motion Transfer Test:
8.1

How well the mattress performs at isolating motion.

Edge Support Test:
8.25

The level of support offered on the edges of the mattress.

Pressure Relief Test:
8

How well the mattress relieves pressure, particularly around the hips, shoulders, and thighs.

Spine Alignment:
9.5

How well the mattress helps keep your spine in proper alignment while you’re sleeping.

Responsiveness Test:
8.75

How well the mattress adjusts to different movements or sleeping positions throughout the night.

Cooling Evaluation:
8.5

How well the mattress promotes airflow and breathability, or offers special cooling properties.

Durability Evaluation:
8.5

Quality and durability of materials, structural support, and expected lifespan of the mattress.

Customer Service Score:
10

How helpful and responsive the customer service team is.

Social Impact Score:
7

A measure of social mission, community involvement and charitable giving/partnerships.

Total Score for the Mint Mattress: 8.9/10

Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress Review

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


Set-up Test

The Tuft & Needle Mint mattress took us just about a minute and a half to set up. We noticed a slight odor while unboxing the Mint. Otherwise, setup was a walk in the park.

So for our setup test, Tuft & Needle Mint gets a 9 out of 10.

Motion Transfer Test

Motion transfer is just a fancy way of saying how much movement you feel if your partner is moving around. You want this to be pretty minimal.

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 of 1 to 10 how much movement they felt when their partner was moving around, with 10 being no movement at all.

The Mint kept motion transfer to a minimum. RJ and Asha gave it a collective score of 8.25.

Part B – The Wine

Next, comes our wine test. This is great visual indicator 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 the glass moved.

The wine stayed pretty still! We gave it an 8.

So for a total motion transfer score, we gave Tuft & Needle Mint an 8.1 out of 10.

Edge Support Test

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

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.”

RJ and Asha both noted the edge to be fairly supportive while putting on their shoes, so the Mint scored an 8.25 for the edge shoe test.

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.

Once again, RJ and Asha felt the edge of the mattress would keep them safe from the floor. So for the edge support side test, the Mint scored an 8.25.

So Tuft & Needle Mint gets an 8.25 out of 10 for edge support.

Pressure Relief Test

When shopping for a mattress, you’ll want to find something that puts minimal pressure on your hips, thighs and shoulders. Let’s take a look at how well the Mint 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! So we gave him an 8.5 for pressure relief.

On Asha, we saw a few areas of high pressure on the shoulders and hips, so we gave her a 7.5.

So for a total pressure relief score, Tuft & Needle Mint gets an 8 out of 10.

Spine Alignment Test

Did you know, 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.

Both RJ and Asha’s spines were pretty darn straight with a slight curve towards the base of the neck.

For spine alignment, Tuft & Needle Mint gets a 9.5 out of 10.

Responsiveness Test

Responsiveness is just a fancy way of saying how well the mattress adjusts or responds to your sleeping positions while you sleep. This becomes important when considering how quickly and easily you get comfortable when moving around.

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.

The Tuft & Needle Mint seems to be a good responder. We give it an 8.75 out of 10 for responsiveness.

What Make the Tuft & Needle Mint Different?

Tuft & Needle created the Mint mattress after listening to feedback from their customers. The Mint was designed as a slightly taller and softer mattress than the original Tuft & Needle. It provides better pressure relief, particularly for side sleepers, and enhanced edge support, which is beneficial if you tend to sleep toward the edges of the bed.

The Mint is also going to be better for people who tend to sleep hot. It’s made with 30% more graphite gel which absorbs heat up to five times more than similar materials.

Even with all the added benefits, the Tuft & Needle Mint is still very fairly priced and boasts glowing customer reviews.

What to watch out for

Be aware that your mattress may have a mild scent when you unbox it – this is normal and should go away within a few hours.

Customer Reviews on the Tuft & Needle Mint

The Mint mattress is great. Soft with a little bounce. I’m a petite 118lb back/side sleeper and my 155lb boyfriend is a stomach sleeper. We both like this mattress. Have been sleeping on it for only two weeks but I have high hopes that it will last. Good price. Fast shipping. Easy installation.” Karen
I had misgivings about spending the extra $$ for the Mint mattress. I was really concerned about the extra thickness vs the regular T&N working on an adjustable base despite customer service assuring me that it would work. The Mint arrived in record time. Upon arrival, I got it on my adjustable base and I set it up. Finally it was time to go to bed (about 12 hours later) and when I got into bed I couldn’t believe the comfort level. It was as if I had been sleeping on it for years. Something I didn’t have after 3 months with the Nectar mattress. I have Fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, and osteoarthritis and I am totally comfortable on this mattress and it works well with the adjustable base. I also want to mention that I am 65 and I set the Mint up by myself. It’s simple!” Rose
I had trigger point back pain for years. After one night of being supported properly on the T&N Mint mattress, my back pain was significantly reduced. It’s almost non existent now after a few weeks. Best mattress I’ve ever owned.” Wade

Product Information

Weight

80 lbs. for queen

Thickness

12"

Firmness

Medium: 5/10

Type

Foam blend

American Made

Made in the USA

Size Dimensions Standard Price*
Twin 39″ x 75″ $650
Twin XL 39” x 80” $695
Full 54” x 75” $795
Queen 60” x 80” $895
King 76” x 80” $1050
Cal King 72” x 84” $1050

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

Foundations The Mint is Compatible With

The Tuft & Needle Mint mattress is compatible with most bed frames (box springs, slatted frames, adjustable frames). You’ll just want to make sure it’s resting on a sturdy foundation.

Solid Platform
Box Spring
Slatted Foundation
Adjustable Base
A Look Inside the Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress

The Mint’s proprietary Adaptive® Foam works to draw heat from your body and disperse it out of the mattress. It’s ideal for sleepers of any size or weight because the more pressure you put on it, the more it reacts to support you. The Tuft & Needle Mint is made with three adaptive foam layers and covered by a charcoal knitted cover.

  1. Tuft & Needle Adaptive® Foam: This patented top foam layer is made with 30% more heat-wicking graphite than the original Tuft & Needle mattress. Tuft & Needle Adaptive® Foam was designed to feel comfy while still providing great pressure relief.
  2. Adaptive Transition Layer: Made with Tuft & Needle Adaptive® Foam and infused with ceramic gel beads that absorb 5x more heat than conventional blue gel products.
  3. Support Base Layer: This foundation foam layer provides support and structure.
Inside the Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress

Purchase Experience

Delivery

Compressed and rolled in a box; delivered in 2-5 business days

Trial Period

100 days

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Return Policy

Free returns

Financing

Available through Affirm

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Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress FAQs

How does the 100-night trial work?

When your Tuft & Needle Mint mattress arrives at your doorstep, you will have 100 nights to decide if the mattress is right for you. If you decide to return the mattress, you’ll simply contact Tuft & Needle’s customer support team and they will walk you through the return process. A Tuft & Needle representative will arrange for your mattress to be picked up from your home and donated to a local charity in need.

Note that orders placed through Amazon will also have a 100-night trial period but must be returned through Amazon.

T&N is unable to refund the shipping fees for the original delivery in Alaska or Hawaii.

How long will it take for my Mint mattress to be delivered?

Most customers in the lower 48 states can expect their new Tuft & Needle mattress to arrive in 2–5 business days from the day they order with free shipping.

Tuft & Needle offers same-day delivery for customers in certain parts of Phoenix, New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. If you qualify for this service, you will see an option for same-day shipping at checkout.

Do I need to be home when my Tuft & Needle Mint mattress is delivered?

A signature is not required to receive your Tuft & Needle Mint mattress unless you’re shipping to a place of business, in which case, someone will need to sign for the box. If you’d like to require a signature for a home delivery, just let Tuft & Needle know and they can arrange for that.

If your mattress is being delivered via FedEx Ground standard shipping, the mattress box will be left at your front door or wherever large packages are usually left. In some locations, the driver may not leave the mattress so they can safely re-deliver it the next business day. 

Can I finance my Tuft & Needle Mint mattress?

You can! Tuft & Needle offers financing options through Affirm that allow you to pay for your mattress over time. You’ll have the option to select Affirm financing at checkout. If you’re approved, you will be given loan options for 3, 6, or 12 months.

Note that financing through Affirm is not available in West Virginia and Iowa. 

Will the Mint mattress have a break-in period?

It can take up to 30 days to fully break in your new mattress. During this time, your body will get used to the new mattress feel and the mattress will have time to fully take shape and provide all the benefits it was designed to offer. But the good news is you have plenty more than 30 days in your trial period!

Is the Mint mattress eco-friendly?

All the foams in the Tuft & Needle Mint mattresses are CertiPUR-US® certified, meaning they meet some of the most rigorous standards for emissions, content, performance, and durability.

How much weight can the Tuft & Needle Mint mattress support?

The Tuft & Needle Mint mattresses can support up to 500 lbs per person, for a total of 1000 lbs on a two sleeper mattress.

Can I clean my Mint mattress?

While the cover cannot be removed, the mattress can be spot cleaned using a small amount of mild detergent and water and gently dabbing the cover, rather than rubbing it. Make sure the cleaned area is completely dry before placing sheets and blankets back on the mattress.

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