AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattress Review

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Quick Overview

Introduced in 2018, the AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattress – known simply as the AmazonBasics –  is an all-foam bed made and sold by Amazon.com. The AmazonBasics is constructed with comfort layers of memory foam and aerated polyfoam, along with a support core made from convoluted high-density polyfoam. The mattress comes with a removable polyester cover.

The AmazonBasics is available in three height profiles: 8″, 10″, and 12″. All three thickness options are available in Twin, Full, Queen, and King sizes. Additionally, the 12″ profile is available in a California King size. The mattress is considered ‘Medium Soft,’ or a 4 on the 1-10 firmness scale.

The AmazonBasics offers some advantages over many of its all-foam competitors. One is temperature neutrality. Air circulates fairly well through the aerated foam and convoluted base foam layers, allowing the bed to sleep cooler than other similar models. It also isolates motion very well and produces no noise when bearing weight, making it a good option for couples. Additionally, the beds are lightweight and easy to move and rotate.

Another notable advantage of the AmazonBasics is its price-point. Prices vary by size and thickness, ranging from $129.99 (8″ Twin) to $349.99 (12″ King). This is significantly lower than the average cost of a memory foam mattress.

Read on to learn more about the AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattress, as well as Amazon.com’s policies and company history.

Pros
  • Multiple thickness options
  • Better temperature neutrality than most all-foam alternatives
  • Good motion isolation and no noise
  • Decent conforming and pressure relief
  • Lower-than-average price-points
Cons
  • Questionable edge support
  • Limited sleep trial and warranty coverage
  • Specifications not available

Ratings and Recommendations

Foam
Soft
Inexpensive
Good for Hot Sleepers
Side
Full sleep ratings
CATEGORY RATING WHAT USERS ARE SAYING
Durability FAIR

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The AmazonBasics mattress has a shorter-than-average expected lifespan, which is typical for beds sold at such low price-points.

Motion Isolation VERY GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The memory foam and polyfoam comfort layers of the AmazonBasics Mattress absorb and minimize motion fairly well.

Off-gassing FAIR

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:Some off-gassing is to be expected from the AmazonBasics Mattress, but the smells should dissipate in a matter of days.

Conforming GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The AmazonBasics offers close conforming and alleviates aches and pains to a noticeable extent.

Sex FAIR

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:Like many all-foam beds – particularly those with softer comfory layers – the AmazonBasics may not be responsive enough for some couples.

Temperature Neutrality VERY GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:An aerated transitional foam layer and convoluted foam support core promote airflow, allowing the AmazonBasics to sleep cooler than many of its all-foam competitors.

Edge Support FAIR

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:Edge support is questionable for the AmazonBasics Mattress.

Noise EXCELLENT

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The AmazonBasics Mattress is virtually silent when bearing weight.

What Type of Sleeper Is Best Suited for an AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattress?

Based on our customer feedback, AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattresses have received the following grades among sleepers of different weights and preferred sleep positions. Please note that these ratings are subjective, and that everyone has varying experiences on different mattresses. Sleeper comfort and spinal support are the most important factors when it comes to selecting a mattress.

For more information on sleeping positions please see our guides for side, back, stomach and combination sleepers.

SLEEP POSITION LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Side
VERY GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
FAIR
Back
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Back
GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
FAIR
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
POOR

Because it is available in three thickness options, the AmazonBasics should accommodate any sleeper in terms of height preference. Lighter individuals typically prefer lower-profile beds while heavier people tend to feel most comfortable on thicker mattresses. However, the AmazonBasics is ‘Medium Soft’ and may sink too deeply for some sleepers, particularly those weighing more than 230 pounds.

Our testing process found AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattresses should also be great for you if…

  • You are on a budget, as the mattress is very low-priced
  • You tend to sleep hot, especially on all-foam beds
  • You want a mattress that conforms somewhat closely
  • You or your sleep partner wake up easily due to movement and/or noise

What You Need to Know About AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattresses

Construction and Firmness

Amazon.com does not provide detailed specifications about any layers found in the AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattress. However, the thickness of individual layers varies by the selected height profile. A summary of firmness, thickness, and composition specs is found in the table below.

Product Name Firmness Options Thickness Support Core Components Comfort Layer Components Cover Components
AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattress 4 (Medium Soft) 8″
10″
12″
Convoluted HD Polyfoam Memory Foam
Aerated Polyfoam
Polyester
(Removable)

Firmness is rated on a scale of 1 to 10. For more information on how firmness is calculated, please visit our Mattress Firmness page.

Sizing and Pricing

The next table lists width, length, and thickness dimensions – as well as current prices – for each available size of the AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattress. Please note that Twin XL sizes are not available, and that the California King size is only offered for the 12″ bed.

Mattress Size Dimensions Thickness Price
Twin 39W” x 75L” 8″
10″
12″
$129.99 (8″)
$159.99 (10″)
$179.99 (12″)
Full 54W” x 75L” 8″
10″
12″
$169.99 (8″)
$189.99 (10″)
$219.99 (12″)
Queen 60W” x 80L” 8″
10″
12″
$199.99 (8″)
$229.99 (10″)
$259.99 (12″)
King 76W” x 80L” 8″
10″
12″
$239.99 (8″)
$299.99 (10″)
$349.99 (12″)
California King 72W” x 84L” 12″ $329.99

Availability: The AmazonBasics is exclusively sold online through Amazon.com.

AmazonBasics Coupons and Discounts

Sleep Trial and Warranty

Sleep trial 30 Nights
Refund Full
Warranty 1-year
Warranty Transfer Non Transferable
Trial period and full warranty details

Trial Period and Guarantee

Amazon.com offers a 30-night sleep trial for all AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattress owners.

  1. A full refund is available for AmazonBasics owners who return their mattress within 30 nights of their original purchase. This is the standard sleep trial for all mattresses sold on Amazon.com unless otherwise specified.

Warranty

Amazon.com offers a 1-year limited warranty on the AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattress.

  1. This warranty is entirely nonprorated.
  2. Warranty coverage begins on the date of purchase. Amazon.com will, at its sole discretion, repair or replace a defective mattress or refund the customer in full for as long as the warranty is valid.
  3. The warranty is only available to customers in the U.S., including Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories.
  4. Replacement parts will only be shipped to U.S. addresses.
  5. This warranty is not transferable.

Delivery

How is the mattress shipped? Compressed and shipped in a box
Where do they ship? Anywhere in the world, provided a valid address is given
Full shipping details

Delivery Policy

The delivery policy for AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattresses is as follows:

  1. Amazon.com offers multiple shipping options for most customers in the United States. These include one-day shipping at an extra charge, along with free two- and three-day shipping for Amazon Prime members. The shipping rates vary by destination.
  2. Customers ordering a AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattress from outside the U.S. may face high delivery surcharges, including import fees. They should carefully read through the shipping costs before finalizing their order.

Old Mattress Removal

Old mattress removal is not available with Amazon.com deliveries

Company Information

Customer Service

6 out of 10 owner experiences show that customers have had a positive experience with Amazon.com, irrespective of whether or not they liked their mattress.

Company History

Amazon.com was founded as Cadabra in 1994; today it is the world’s largest Internet retailer. The AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattress debuted in 2018.

Physical Stores

Amazon.com operates brick-and-mortar locations in select U.S. cities, including Seattle (where the company is headquartered) and New York City. However, the AmazonBasics is not sold in any physical stores or showrooms at this time.

Contact Amazon.com

Online customer assistance | 1-888-280-4331 | Amazon.com

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Other Amazon.com Mattress Products

Amazon.com also offers the Rivet Mattress. Like the AmazonBasics, the Rivet Mattress is exclusively available on Amazon.com. Please read our Rivet Mattress Review for more information.

How Does the AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattress Compare to Other Beds?

As any consumer does with a product they’re considering, our mattress assessments naturally involve comparing them with other similar products. Be it composition, firmness, or price, we think it’s important to see how AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattresses stack up to other beds.

The AmazonBasics is a memory foam mattress that offers good conforming and pressure relief, isolates motion transfer well, produces no noise, and sleeps cooler than many competing all-foam models. Additionally, its price-point is far lower than the average memory foam mattress. However, it has questionable durability and edge support, and its one-year warranty is much shorter than the average mattress warranty.

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