Tulo Mattress Review
Tulo Mattress Review
✔️Last updated: June 2023
|✔️ Customer Rating: 4.3/5|
|✔️ Mattress Advisor Score: 8.2/10|
|✔️ Type: Memory Foam|
|✔️ Firmness: Medium-firm|
|✔️ Free Shipping & Returns|
|✔️ 120-Night Sleep Trial|
|✔️ 10-Year Limited Warranty|
Overall: The Tulo is an affordable memory foam mattress that works for all sleeping positions thanks to multiple firmness options. It earned high marks in our tests for edge support, motion transfer, responsiveness, cooling, and spine alignment. And with a 120-night sleep trial, there’s no risk to trying it out.
What Kinds of Sleepers is it Best for?
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The Tulo Comfort Series consists of three memory foam mattresses—a soft, medium, and firm option. Thanks to the variable firmness levels, these mattresses work well for every sleeping position and most comfort preferences. In this review, we’re going to share how the Tulo mattress performed when we tested it at the Mattress Advisor lab so you can decide if it’s right for you.
Why the Tulo impressed us:
- The Tulo Comfort Series boasts three firmness levels so you can customize your sleeping experience. The soft works well for side sleepers, the medium for the average sleeper, and the firm for back and stomach sleepers.
- The Tulo earned high marks in many of our tests examining performance and function. It earned an 8/10 or higher for spine alignment, edge support, motion transfer, cooling, responsiveness, and durability.
- The Tulo offers excellent quality at a budget-friendly price point.
- You may buy the Tulo mattress online or visit a Mattress Firm location to try it out in-person.
Take a look at our Tulo testing video to see first-hand how this bed performed during our in-house testing.
We brought the Tulo into the Mattress Advisor lab and put it through our 14-point evaluation. See how it scored in the tests that matter most to you—for instance, people with back pain should pay close attention to the spine alignment score. Check out our review process for more information.
|Mattress Advisor Test||Score (Out of 10)|
⭐Total Score for the Tulo Mattress: 8.2/10⭐
Tulo Performance Highlights
- Great Spine Alignment: Our sleep testers experienced nearly-perfect spinal alignment when lying on the Tulo mattress, great for people with neck or back pain.
- Quite Responsive: You won’t feel stuck on the Tulo mattress thanks to foam that rapidly adjusts to your movements — an important quality for combination sleepers.
- Sturdy Edges: Our testers felt comfortable and balanced when lying and sitting along this mattress’s perimeter.
- Cool: Unlike some memory foam mattresses that trap body heat, the Tulo does a good job of supporting your body’s optimal temperature. It’s a good option for hot sleepers.
- Social Impact: Tulo does very little to support the community or environment. Unlike most other bed-in-a-box mattress brands, they don’t donate every returned mattress, but instead resell them at their clearance centers.
- Pressure Relief: Tulo isn’t the best mattress at distributing weight away from pressure points like the hips and shoulders.
- Off-Gassing: Like other memory foam beds, the Tulo has a slight odor when you first unbox it. Rest assured that the scent will fade and that it’s safe thanks to its non-toxic CertiPUR-US certified foam construction.
Edge Support and Motion Isolation
Edge support and motion transfer are the two tests that we recommend everyone who shares their bed pay attention to. Sturdy edges allow you to spread out, while soft ones that feel unsturdy can lead you to crowd one-another’s space. And a mattress that dampens motion helps you sleep soundly when compared to one that shares your partner’s every movement with you.
We test every mattress that comes through our lab for their motion transfer and edge support abilities. For edge support, we have our testers lie along the edges in every sleep position and rank how comfortable and supportive they feel. Additionally, our testers sit along the edge of the bed to put on their shoes and see how stable the edges are.
The Tulo bed earned high marks in both of our edge support tests, with a combined score of 9/10. This means you and your bedmate(s) can spread out as much as you need to.
To test a bed’s motion isolation abilities, we conduct two tests. In the first, we place a full glass of red wine on one side of the bed and have a sleep tester toss and turn on the other side. We rate the mattress based on how much wiggle we see in the wine. In the second, our sleep testers lie on different sides of the bed and take turns switching positions. The other tester rates how much movement they felt.
The Tulo earned an 8/10 for motion transfer, which means most couples won’t be bothered by one-anothers’ movements. When taken together, the edge support and motion transfer tests suggest that the Tulo is a good option for people who share the bed.
Side sleepers need a mattress that properly distributes weight in order to cushion their pressure points. Too much pressure at the hips and shoulders can lead to discomfort and a poor night’s sleep.
To test how well a mattress distributes pressure, we utilize a pressure mapping film between our sleep testers and the mattress. We have both of our testers lie on their backs and sides and look out for regions of high pressure, which are shown by warm colors. Any red indicates a region of high pressure that may lead to pain or discomfort.
Take a look at the pressure map for each of our sleep testers when lying on their sides. As you can see, both of our testers had excess pressure at their shoulders, which isn’t what we want to see for optimal side-sleeper comfort.
Healthy posture is important 24/7. The trouble with posture when you’re snoozing away is that you have no conscious control over it—instead, it’s up to your mattress to keep your spine properly aligned. Poor spinal alignment when sleeping can exacerbate existing pain, and for some, cause new pain upon waking.
To test how well a mattress supports the spine, we take a photo of our sleep testers on their sides. What we want to see is a straight line from the base to the tip of the spine.
As you can see from the images below, both of our sleep testers had pretty straight spines, with only a slight bend along the top of the spine. For a budget-friendly mattress, this performance is impressive. That’s why we recommend the Tulo for sleepers with back pain and body aches.
The Tulo mattress comes in three firmness options—soft, medium, and firm. Here’s how each rates on a 1-10 firmness scale with 10 being the firmest.
- Soft mattress: 3-4/10
- Medium mattress: 6/10
- Firm mattress: 8/10
What Sleeping Positions Work on the Tulo?
Thanks to multiple firmnesses, the Tulo mattress works well for every sleeping position. Here’s a breakdown of which positions are best-served by each mattress.
- Soft: Best for side sleepers and anyone who loves a soft mattress.
- Medium: Works for every sleeping position and couples who have different preferences.
- Firm: Best for stomach and back sleepers who prefer a firm sleeping surface.
The Tulo mattress sleeps cool when compared to most memory foam mattresses. The top layer has titanium particles that absorb excess body heat and move it away from the sleeping surface. And with an open-cell design in the comfort layers of foam, airflow supports a cool night’s sleep.
How Much Weight Does it Support?
The Tulo mattresses support people who weigh up to 300 pounds. However, thanks to their all-foam design, we believe they’re best for people who weigh less than 230 pounds.
What Foundations/Bed Frames are Compatible?
You can place your Tulo on any foundation that’s in good condition. You may choose a slatted frame, box spring, adjustable base, bunkie board, platform bed, or even the floor.
A Look Inside
The Tulo is made from four layers of foam and covered by a soft fabric. It’s variations in the bottom layer that are to thank for the variable firmnesses in the different mattresses.
- Mattress Cover: A soft cover made from a knitted polyester/Tencel fabric.
- Memory Foam Layer (2”): This proprietary foam layer is a blend of titanium particles and high-density ventilated memory foam. The result is a cool surface that gently hugs the body’s curves.
- Breathable Foam Layer (1.5”): A responsive polyfoam that utilizes a three-dimensional peak and valley design for breathability.
- Responsive Foam Layer (1.5”): A firm foam designed to minimize sinkage while supporting mattress longevity.
- Foundation Layer (4”): A base layer of polyurethane foam with different densities that influence the firmness of the mattress.
|Twin||39” x 75” x 10”||50 lbs.||$499|
|Twin XL||39” x 80” x 10”||52 lbs.||$599|
|Full||54” x 75” x 10”||64 lbs.||$649|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 10”||75 lbs.||$699|
|King||76” x 80” x 10”||91 lbs.||$899|
|Cal King||72” x 84” x 10”||94 lbs.||$899|
*Prices do not reflect exclusive offers or discounts. Click below to see the best price for the Tulo mattress.
Unboxing the Mattress
Every Tulo mattress comes compressed in a 19” x 19” x 42” box. To unbox it, it’s easiest to place it directly on the foundation that you’re going to have it on and then unpackage it. Two of us set it up in only a minute and a half. It expanded to its full size in minutes, and there was only a slight off-gassing smell. You can expect that odor to fade within a few days.
Let’s take a look at what you can expect when buying a new mattress from Tulo.
|Delivery||Free shipping; arrives in two weeks or less|
|Trial Period||120-night trial period|
|Return Policy||Free returns|
|Financing||Available through Synchrony Bank’s SetPay|
Shipping and Delivery
Tulo offers free shipping within the contiguous United States. They do not ship elsewhere. Prior to COVID concerns, they offered free mattress setup and old mattress removal, but they do not currently offer White Glove Delivery. Your new mattress will arrive within 2 weeks from the date you placed your order. You don’t need to be at home to sign for the delivery.
The Tulo Sleep Trial
Tulo beds come with a 120-night sleep trial that starts the day you receive your new bed, slightly longer than the typical 100-night trial that you’ll find from most online mattress companies. They ask that you keep your mattress for at least 30 days in order to allow your body to adjust to the new feel. Tulo offers free returns.
The Tulo mattress comes with a 10-year warranty, the most common mattress warranty. What makes this warranty stand out is that it covers surface compressions of greater than ¾” rather than the typical full inch. The warranty also covers other defects in materials or manufacturing.
Reaching Customer Service
We’ve found Tulo’s customer service team to be readily available and knowledgeable. Here’s how you can get in touch.
- Call 866-329-5508
- Live chat at tulo.com
- Email email@example.com
Returning a Tulo
If you’re not in love with your Tulo mattress, you can return it for a full refund within your 120-night trial period. Tulo will arrange for a representative to come to your home and pick up your mattress. Tulo asks that you give the mattress a try for at least 30 nights.
When we asked Tulo what they do with used mattresses, we were told that it depends, but they typically go to a clearance outlet for resale. They stressed that they do not resell these mattresses on their website.
Is Tulo Right for You?
The Tulo mattress is one of very few affordable memory foam beds that comes in more than one firmness. The Tulo soft mattress offers the plush surface needed by side sleepers, the Tulo medium mattress the balanced feel preferred by the average sleeper, and the Tulo firm mattress has the support firm mattress lovers desire.
When we tested the Tulo at the Mattress Advisor lab, we were impressed by how well it performed. It earned an 8/10 or higher in categories that lead us to suggest it for people who share the bed, hot sleepers, and people with back pain. We also appreciate its responsive feel, which means you won’t feel stuck like you can in some traditional memory foam beds.
While there’s a lot to love about the Tulo, it’s not the perfect mattress for everyone. For instance, its 100% foam construction isn’t as supportive or durable as most high-quality innerspring and hybrid mattresses. For this reason, we’d point heavy people in the direction of a different mattress. One of our top picks for people who need extra support is the Big Fig mattress.
Comparing the Tulo
The Tulo Comfort Series Mattresses vs Other Memory Foam Mattresses
The Tulo memory foam mattresses are more affordable than the average memory foam bed and they have a balanced foam feel. What this means is that you won’t feel like you’ve sunk far into the foam like you do with memory foam mattresses that deeply hug the body.
Because the Tulo mattress comes in three firmnesses, it works well for most sleepers. Additionally, it’s cooler than most all-foam mattresses and does an above-average job at supporting optimal spine alignment. .
The Tulo Comfort Series Mattresses vs the Tulo Liv Mattress
The Tulo Liv is another memory foam mattress manufactured by Tulo. Unlike the Tulo Comfort Series mattresses, the Liv is only available to be purchased through the Mattress Firm. While the Liv and Comfort Series both have a similar balanced foam feel, the Liv only comes in one firmness (medium-firm) while the Comfort Series comes in three (soft, medium, and firm). The Liv is slightly less expensive than the Comfort Series beds. Read our full Tulo Liv mattress review for more information.
Tulo Mattress FAQs
Where are Tulo mattresses made?
Tulo beds are manufactured in the United States.
How do I clean my Tulo mattress?
To clean stains or spills, you may spot clean with a homemade cleaning solution or an upholstery cleaner. To safeguard your mattress from damage, consider using a waterproof mattress protector on your new bed.
Can I sleep on my new mattress the same day that it arrives?
Yes, it’s safe to sleep on the Tulo mattress right away. We found the bed to puff up to life instantly and there was only a mild off-gassing odor. However, you may find that your mattress takes longer to reach its full size or that the temporary scent is stronger than you’d like. Your mattress should reach its full size and have zero odor within a few days.