Originally Posted by thoer
We're seriously considering having a Casper mattress: https://casper.com/mattresses
shipped directly to Escape for our eventual 21'.
It gets very high ratings at Consumer Report and they ship free in Canada and the US. It has dual layer memory foam cores with open cell latex on top. We've slept comfortably on a Tempurpedic at home from years.
We looked long an hard at the Casper a little while back, and it sounds like a great mattress, for sure. It does get pretty good user reviews.
In this searching I also came across the Leesa mattress.
It is a similar build with the exception of the top layer being another form of breathable foam. If one cares to search, there is lots of comparison reviews on the Casper vs the Leesa, with the Leesa often coming out on top. The Leesa is a wee bit more expensive, but as they are new in Canada are offering $150 off as an introductory offer right now. Another good option to review.
I took what I learned about these two mattresses and went shopping at a couple good foam mattress stores in town, Sleep Boutique
, where we bought the mattress for our 19 that we no longer have, and Dormir Bed & Foam
, where I had cushions made for my daughters Trillium. Both good shops that build their own mattresses, and are WAY more cost effective than most other mattress stores that bring them in from elsewhere. The first shop came in with a similar mattress cost slightly higher than the Casper and Leesa, but the second shop was just a wee bit cheaper.
My last mattress, with the 2.5" of latex foam, on a 6" foundation of med/firm foam was very cozy, but a couple times when side sleeping, that my hips would press through the latex layer, onto the much firmer foundation foam. Not a huge deal at all, but got me more interested in a 3 layer system. When I tried out a layered system in that store similar to the Casper, I felt I sunk in too much, and the owner said it was likely due to the memory foam layer which gives no support, just comfort. He then set up a layer of 2" latex, on top of a 2" layer of softer foam, all on a firmer foam foundation. I quite liked that, but do have to get Lisa out to try it too.
But as I said, nothing will be decided until after Feb 29th, and my visit to Escape where I will at least try out their OEM mattress first. Who knows, for only $150 savings by not getting it, I may just give it a try, and could put it on one of our spare queen beds at home.
I would like to hear what others experience was like with memory foam in the cold, as all I really have to go on is my brothers experience in his tent trailer. I was thinking it may not be as bad as the second layer, but still might not sleep nice until warmed up.
How thick is the Escape mattress? And for those with a 5.0TA, how is the seated headroom in the loft? I assume one would not want to get a mattress much thicker than the OEM one. What are the thoughts on that?