Boll & Branch Mattress Overview
Boll & Branch is best known for its cotton bedsheets, which are produced with an emphasis on sustainability and fair working conditions. The company released its first mattress in 2018, a latex hybrid model called the Boll & Branch Mattress.
This mattress is constructed with an organic cotton cover and features several comfort layers including wool and polyester, two layers of latex, and a layer of microcoils. This rests on a pocketed coil support core. In terms of firmness the mattress is rated a 6 out of 10, or medium firm.
The Boll & Branch Mattress is a luxury mattress and it’s priced accordingly. However, the high-quality materials give the mattress a long expected lifespan. Keep reading for a comprehensive breakdown of the Boll & Branch Mattress, including construction, sleep experience, pricing, and warranty details. We’ll also take a look at some other similar mattresses on the market to see how they stack up against the Boll & Branch Mattress.
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Meet Our Testing Team
- Those who sleep hot. Made with breathable materials and coil layers which allow the air to circulate, the mattress maintains a consistent temperature throughout the night.
- Average weight and heavyweight individuals. The Boll & Branch Mattress offers sturdy support for heavier individuals, as well as reinforced edges.
- Couples. The strong edges increase the usable sleeping area, while the responsive surface facilitates sex.
Not Recommended for...
- Side sleepers under 230 pounds. Since the Boll & Branch Mattress doesn’t contour very closely, lightweight and average weight individuals who sleep on their side may experience some pressure points.
- Light sleepers who share a bed. The Boll & Branch Mattress is a little noisy and doesn’t isolate motion well, which may lead to disturbances during the night for people who sleep with a partner.
Tuck's Video Review
Below you’ll find a full review of the Boll & Branch Mattress. However, we understand that some people prefer to see these things for themselves, so we’ve also made a video with everything you need to know about the mattress.
Tuck’s testing team conducted an extensive evaluation of the Boll & Branch Mattress. Our review and rating process consists of three parts: in-house evaluation, external sleep testing, and data collection of verified owner experiences. To learn more about our review process, read our methodology here.
Our performance criteria and ratings for the bed are listed in the table below.
The Boll & Branch Mattress offers great responsiveness, temperature neutrality, and edge support. Click here to jump to an in-depth analysis of our sleep ratings.
Sleep Position Ratings
As part of our ratings process, we evaluated the Boll & Branch Mattress across different body types and preferred sleep positions. In addition to physical testing, we surveyed our sleep expert team and analyzed reviews from verified mattress owners and customers. Our findings are listed in the table below.
|Sleep Position||Less than 130 LBS||130 LBS - 230 LBS||Greater than 230 LBS|
How Is the Boll & Branch Mattress Constructed?
The cover is made of breathable 100 percent organic cotton. It is not removable and Boll & Branch recommends steam cleaning should stains occur.
The top comfort layer is a 2.5-inch layer of wool and polyester that helps wick moisture, adds a bit of plushness, and acts as a fire barrier. This is followed by 1 inch of aerated latex infused with graphite, then 1 inch of aerated Talalay Latex, and finally a 1-inch layer of over 2,000 pocketed microcoils. The latex cradles the body, and the microcoils provide targeted pressure relief.
The 8-inch support layer is made with pocketed coils. These are made of steel that has been tempered twice, and they provide a robust base that makes the mattress suitable for heavier individuals as well. Sturdy support from edge-to-edge protects against sinkage and prevents the feeling of roll-off. Airflow through the coils also helps with temperature regulation.
The Boll & Branch Mattress is 13.5 inches tall, which is higher than the average mattress. This allows room to include several pressure-relieving comfort layers without sacrificing space in the support core.
|Product Name||Firmness Level||Thickness||Support Core Components||Comfort Layer Components||Cover Components|
|Boll & Branch Mattress||6 (Medium Firm)||13.5″||8″ Pocketed Coils||2.5” Wool and Polyester Blend
1” Graphite-Infused Latex
1” Talalay Latex
|100% Organic Cotton|
What Are the Firmness and Feel Like?
Boll & Branch describes the mattress as medium firm, or a 6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. Our sleep team found it to fall around a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale. Since the vast majority of people tend to prefer a mattress that falls between 5 and 7 on the firmness scale, this mattress should appeal to most sleepers.
With two layers of latex and two layers of coils, the Boll & Branch Mattress is quite responsive. Most people will feel like they are sleeping on, not in, the mattress, although some heavyweight sleepers may sink in deeper. The layer of wool adds some initial plushness and the latex helps with pressure relief, but the mattress won’t offer the close conforming feel of a memory foam mattress.
The Boll & Branch Mattress was especially popular with average weight sleepers on our testing team, who found it to provide better pressure relief than sleepers in other weight categories. However, the mattress offered adequate support for sleepers in all weight categories.
Next, let’s take a closer look at our performance ratings for the Boll & Branch Mattress. Each rating is based on findings from our internal and external testing teams, along with experiences from verified mattress owners.
The Boll & Branch Mattress was released in 2018 and we don’t yet have a customer track record to evaluate its longevity. However, based on the natural latex and high-quality coils used to make it, we predict the mattress will be quite durable. Most latex hybrid mattresses last about seven to seven and a half years and we expect the Boll & Branch Mattress to have a similar lifespan.
Rotating the mattress every 3 months will help improve its longevity. Boll & Branch also recommends rotating the mattress two weeks after setting it up.
We test a bed’s motion isolation by having two testers lie down on the bed. One of them moves around, while the other feels for motion transfer. Our testers were able to detect a substantial amount of motion. Our overnight testers who shared the bed with a partner also found that the Boll & Branch Mattress transferred a significant amount of motion across the bed, which led to some disturbances during the night.
These results are not surprising, as the mattress is made with two layers of coils and Talalay latex, all of which add bounce to the surface of the bed. Since the support coils are individually wrapped, the mattress won’t transfer as much motion as a traditional innerspring mattress. However, light sleepers who share a bed may want to consider an all-foam mattress so they’re not disturbed by their partner’s movements.
Our sleep team noticed a very faint rubbery odor when the Boll & Branch Mattress first arrived, but this dissipated quickly. The mattress won’t off-gas like an all-foam or memory foam mattress. The mattress is also hand-tufted instead of glued together and has a natural fire barrier instead of a chemical one, both of which further eliminate odor potential. Strong airflow through the coil layers prevents odors from getting trapped.
Our testing team placed a sensory pad on the mattress and lay in different positions to monitor potential pressure points. Average weight sleepers experienced the best pressure relief, while our light and heavyweight sleepers experienced some pressure points while lying on their sides.
The Boll & Branch Mattress is very responsive. While the wool-polyester and latex layers offer some conforming, this mattress won’t offer the close contouring of an all-foam bed. Our sleep team found that the mattress provided the sensation of laying “on” as opposed to laying “in” the mattress.
Most sleepers on our testing team found that the Boll & Branch Mattress did a good job of providing a temperature-neutral sleep experience.
The breathable cotton cover and moisture-wicking wool layer disperse body heat. As an aerated, open-cell foam, the latex is also highly breathable. Finally, the microcoil layer and the support core of pocketed coils allow for plenty of airflow that helps maintain temperature neutrality through the night.
Some of our heavyweight sleepers found that the mattress did sleep a little on the warm side. Heavyweight individuals sink further into the mattress, which can lead to some heat retention between the body and the mattress.
Sleep testers across all weight categories on our testing team were pleased to find the mattress had sturdy edges that held up well even when sitting on the edge of the bed. The pocketed coil support core provides reliable edge support. This makes it possible to sleep near the edges of the bed without experiencing feelings of roll-off, and people who share a bed will find this increases the usable sleep surface.
We found that the Boll & Branch Mattress produced some squeaks and creaks when moving around on the bed. This is due to the two layers of coils, which are common culprits for noise in mattresses.
Because the coils are individually wrapped and thanks to the muffling layers of latex and wool, this mattress isn’t nearly as noisy as traditional innerspring mattress. However, those who are easily disturbed by sounds in the night would do better with an all-foam or all-latex mattress.
The Boll & Branch Mattress earned an excellent rating in this area, due to its responsive latex, microcoil, and coil layers that make it easy to move around and switch positions. Moreover, the above-average edge support means there’s no need to worry about falling off the bed. The mattress does produce some noise, but the pocketed coils keep it to a minimum compared with traditional innerspring models.
The ideal firmness and thickness settings for a mattress largely depend on a sleeper’s body weight, shape, and preferred sleep position. In order to better inform our readers and avoid subjectivity in our review, the Tuck team evaluated the bed with sleep testers of varying body types and position preferences.
Lightweight Sleepers – Less than 130 lbs.
Lightweight sleepers on our testing team definitely felt they were sleeping on, not in, the mattress. This is an advantage for stomach sleepers, as the mattress provides a stable surface that kept the hips properly aligned. Back sleepers on our testing team also felt relatively comfortable, with a nice balance of support and conforming pressure relief.
However, side sleepers noticed some pressure points where the hips and shoulders dug into the mattress. Lightweight side sleepers don’t sink as far into the mattress, meaning they don’t experience as much pressure relief from the bed’s comfort layers.
Average Weight Sleepers – 130 to 230 lbs.
The Boll & Branch Mattress felt quite comfortable to our average weight testers. Back and stomach sleepers found that the combination of latex and microcoils provided the perfect amount of pressure relief, while the pocketed coils provided support to keep the spine aligned.
Average weight sleepers sink in a little further than lightweight sleepers and therefore benefit from more contouring pressure relief. However, side sleepers still reported some pressure points under the hips and shoulders.
Heavyweight Sleepers – More than 230 lbs.
Across the board, our testers who weigh over 230 pounds rated the Boll & Branch Mattress very highly. The combination of contouring latex and microcoils provides targeted conforming, especially in back sleepers. In combination with the solid support core, this results in an even balance of support and pressure relief.
Stomach sleepers experienced a little sagging in the hip area, which tends to be the heaviest part of the body. However, stomach sleepers still felt relatively comfortable on the Boll & Branch Mattress. Likewise, side sleepers felt some pressure under the shoulders but this did not significantly affect their sleep.
Pricing and Discounts
- Twin $1,800
- Twin XL $1,950
- Full $2,250
- Queen $2,500
- King $2,900
- Cal King $2,900
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How Does the Boll & Branch Mattress Compare to Other Beds?
There are quite a few mattresses on the market with similar constructions to the Boll & Branch Mattress. In this section we’ll take a closer look at some of its competitors to find out exactly how they differ from each other.
Boll & Branch Mattress vs. Saatva HD
The Saatva HD was created especially for heavyweight sleepers and features a 15.5-inch profile with robust offset coils in the support layer and several layers of polyfoam, memory foam, and Talalay latex. At a 7 out of 10 (firm) on the firmness scale, the Saatva HD provides contouring support but only for people who weigh at least 130 pounds and are able to sink into the mattress instead of floating on top.
Although it’s designed for heavier people, the Saatva HD is also suitable for average weight sleepers. The higher profile of the bed gives it more room for generous comfort layers, which provide enhanced pressure relief and better motion isolation compared with the Boll & Branch Mattress. However, the Boll & Branch Mattress does a better job alleviating pressure points in lightweight sleepers.
The mattresses come at a very similar price-point, and both perform well on temperature neutrality and edge support.
Boll & Branch Mattress vs. Parachute Mattress
The Parachute Mattress uses a unique, eco-friendly design featuring several layers of wool and pocketed microcoils in the comfort layers. A support core of zoned pocketed coils provides targeted support. The Parachute Mattress is considered a 6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale, or medium-firm, and is 13 inches tall.
Because it doesn’t have typical materials like memory foam or latex in the comfort layers, the Parachute Mattress doesn’t conform as closely as most mattresses and may cause pressure points in side sleepers and lightweight individuals. It’s best suited to average weight sleepers, especially those who sleep on their back.
The Parachute Mattress transfers more motion than the Boll & Branch Mattress. However, just like the Boll & Branch Mattress, the Parachute Mattress allows generous airflow through its coil and wool layers, helping the mattress sleep cool. Both mattresses also provide good edge support. The Parachute Mattress is more expensive than the average mattress but still significantly cheaper than the Boll & Branch Mattress.
Boll & Branch Mattress vs. Avocado
Avocado makes two mattresses, Avocado Green and the Avocado Vegan. Both feature a 5-zone pocketed coils and Dunlop latex. The Avocado Green has an additional comfort layer made of wool, which is substituted with organic cotton in the Avocado Vegan.
Both Avocado models are 11 inches tall. The Avocado Green is considered a 7 out of 10 on the firmness scale, or firm. This gives the impression of sleeping “on,” not “in,” the mattress, and lightweight side sleepers may experience some pressure points.
Avocado also offers an optional pillow-top for added plushness, which gives the mattress an overall medium-firm feel (6.5) and raises the mattress profile to 13 inches. The Vegan model is considered a 6 out of 10 (medium firm) on the firmness scale, or a 5 out of 10 with the pillow-top.
The Avocado and Boll & Branch Mattress offer similarly good temperature regulation and edge support, and both mattresses are highly responsive and suitable for sex. The Avocado mattress does a slightly better job of isolating motion transfer. Made with high-quality materials that ensure a long lifespan, the Avocado mattress comes at a lower price-point than the Boll & Branch Mattress.
Boll & Branch Mattress vs. Brooklyn Bedding Bloom
The Bloom mattress by Brooklyn Bedding is a latex hybrid that comes in three firmness options: soft (3.5), medium firm (6), and firm (7.5). The bed features Talalay latex, wool, and organic cotton, with individually wrapped coils resting on a high-density polyfoam base. The mattress is 12 inches tall.
With its three firmness levels, the Bloom will appeal to a wider range of sleepers. The firm version does an excellent job of supporting heavyweight individuals, especially back and side sleepers. In addition, the soft version of the Bloom provides conforming pressure relief for lightweight individuals, making it a better choice than the Boll & Branch Mattress for people who weigh less than 130 pounds.
Thanks to its microcoil layer the Boll & Branch Mattress is slightly more responsive, which facilitates switching sleeping positions. In turn, the Bloom performs better at motion isolation and may be a better choice for couples. Both mattresses excel at temperature regulation and edge support, and should have an above-average lifespan.
Boll & Branch Mattress vs. Brentwood Home Cedar
Brentwood’s Cedar mattress is made with natural components including organic cotton, New Zealand wool, alpaca wool, and a base layer made with coconut husks. The mattress is a latex hybrid with Dunlop latex comfort layers and a pocketed coil support core. Both the latex and the coils are zoned to provide targeted support and pressure relief. The mattress measures 13 inches tall.
The Cedar’s firmness level is considered medium, or a 5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. It comes with a removable topper which provides some contouring and gives the bed a medium-soft (4) feel. This offers improved pressure relief and makes the mattress suitable for a wider variety of lightweight individuals, especially side sleepers.
Like the Boll & Branch Mattress, the Cedar performs well at temperature regulation, edge support, and responsiveness, but does transfer some motion. The Cedar only comes in queen, king, and California king sizes and is priced slightly higher than the Boll & Branch Mattress.
Boll & Branch Mattress vs. WinkBed
The WinkBed is a hybrid mattress with polyfoam and pocketed microcoil comfort layers and a zoned pocketed coil support core. A cotton pad provides additional lumbar support. The mattress is 14.5 inches tall and comes in four firmness options: medium soft (4.5), medium firm (6.5), firm (7.5), and the WinkBed Plus (firm; 8). The WinkBed Plus replaces the microcoils with latex for added support, suiting individuals who weigh more than 300 pounds.
Gel-infused polyfoam improves temperature regulation in the WinkBed and puts it on par with the Boll & Branch Mattress. The mattresses perform similarly in terms of motion isolation, and both mattresses are quite responsive and have good edge support. The medium soft WinkBed model conforms closely to alleviate pressure points, making it the better choice for lightweight individuals.
Eco-conscious shoppers and people looking for a durable mattress should consider the Boll & Branch Mattress, as the polyfoam layers in the WinkBed are more vulnerable to sagging. However, the WinkBed is a clear choice for shoppers on a budget.
Brooklyn Bloom Hybrid
|SLEEP TRIAL||100 nights||120 nights||90 nights||365 nights||100 nights||120 nights||120 nights|
|WARRANTY LENGTH||10 Year, Limited||20 Year, Limited||10 years, limited||25 Year, Limited||10 Year, Limited||25 Year, Limited||Lifetime|
Boll & Branch Mattress FAQ
Sleep Trial 100 nights
Shipping Contiguous U.S.
Warranty 10-year limited
Made In USA
Where Can I Buy the Boll & Branch Mattress?
The Boll & Branch Mattress is currently available for purchase through the Boll & Branch website and at the flagship store in New Jersey. Other Boll & Branch products are also available on Amazon.com and in select Nordstrom stores.
Where Do They Ship?
Contiguous U.S. only.
White Glove Delivery?
Free White Glove delivery with all mattress orders.
Old Mattress Removal?
Old mattress removal is included with every purchase.
Full Delivery Policy
The delivery policy for the Boll & Branch Mattress is as follows:
- Boll & Branch only ships to the 48 contiguous U.S. states. The company does not ship to Hawaii, Alaska, or Canada.
- All mattress orders qualify for free White Glove delivery. Customers will be contacted by the shipping partner within 7 to 10 business days of checkout in order to schedule a delivery time.
- The shipping partner will set up the new mattress and take away the old one for recycling or donating. Shipping partners may refuse to take an old mattress if they deem it unsafe.
Trial Period and Warranty Details
- Boll & Branch offers a 100-night sleep trial with a mandatory 30-night break-in period. Between 30 nights and 100 nights after receiving the mattress, customers can return it for a refund.
- To initiate a refund, contact the company and a shipping partner will come pick up the mattress. Returned mattresses will be donated or recycled.
- The Boll & Branch Mattress is backed by a 10-year limited warranty against defects in workmanship and materials, starting from the original date of purchase. At the company’s discretion, Boll & Branch will repair, replace, or provide a prorated refund for a defective mattress. The warranty is valid only in the contiguous U.S. and does not apply to mattresses used outside a personal, residential scope. Warranties apply only to the original purchaser. Replacement mattresses fall under the same warranty as original mattresses; warranty will not be extended.
- To qualify for the warranty, a mattress must always be used on a firm, solid surface that can handle the weight of the mattress plus the user. Use of the mattress with an inappropriate bed frame or foundation will void the warranty.
- Defects covered by the warranty include visible indentations greater than 1.5 inches, physical flaws such as splits and cracks, structural damage or broken parts, or sagging that is not the result of an improper bed frame.
- The warranty does not cover defects that arise due to improper usage or handling, or that arise during transportation, storage, commercial use including in hotels or vacation rentals. The warranty also excludes modifications or unauthorized repairs, unauthorized use with other products, normal wear and tear, external causes such as accidents or abuse, fabric, handles, corner guards, comfort preference, sheet fit, non-defective pieces, soiled or stained mattresses, or mattresses with the law labels removed. Floor models or pre-owned models are not covered by the warranty.
- Customers are expected to follow care instructions provided by the manufacturer and perform preventive maintenance as needed. Care instructions include but are not limited to: rotate the mattress 2 weeks after purchase and then every 2 to 3 months afterwards; protect the mattress with a mattress pad; use a frame with at least 5 legs for king and queen mattresses; do not use cleaning fluids; do not smoke in bed or have an open flame nearby; do not use the handles to lift the mattress; do not stand, jump on, or bend the mattress.
- To claim the warranty, customers should contact Boll & Branch and provide proof of purchase, order number, personal details, and photographic evidence of damaged mattress, tags, labels, and model numbers. The customer is responsible for paying the shipping and handling fees for returning or replacing a mattress under the warranty.
8 out of 10 owner experiences show that customers have had a positive experience with Boll & Branch, irrespective of whether or not they liked their mattress.
Boll & Branch has been in business since 2014. The company released its flagship mattress in 2018.
Boll & Branch has earned a B rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Boll & Branch has one flagship store in Short Hills, NJ. Boll & Branch bedding is also available at select Nordstrom stores, although the mattress is not currently available.
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