Latex for Less Mattress Overview
Latex for Less was founded in 2014. They sell an American-made flippable natural latex mattress in 7- and 9-inch profiles, along with a mattress foundation, adjustable bed base, mattress topper, and pillow.
The Latex for Less Mattress’s four-layer construction makes the mattress reversible, providing two firmness options in one mattress. Two latex layers in the center switch roles of support core and comfort layer depending on which side of the mattress is facing up. One layer consists of a medium-firm Talalay latex and the other is a firm Dunlop latex.
On each side of these latex layers lie a natural wool layer and a stretched organic cotton cover. The wool provides natural fire protection.
In this review, we evaluate the Latex for Less Mattress in terms of construction, pricing, and performance. We also compare it to similar mattresses and provide warranty, shipping, and return information.
Table of Contents
Meet Our Testing Team
- Average and heavyweight back sleepers.The density of the natural latex in this mattress provides the lumbar support needed for back sleepers.
- People who share a bed. This mattress is virtually silent and isolates motion well, so sleepers will not be bothered by a bed partner’s movement.
- Eco-conscious shoppers. The Latex for Less Mattress is made with natural materials including Talalay and Dunlop latex, natural wool, and organic cotton.
- Cost-concerned shoppers. This mattress has a much lower price-point than other all-natural latex mattresses.
Not Recommended for...
- Sleepers needing a high-profile mattress. This mattress is only offered in a 7 or 9 inch profile and has average edge support, which could make it too low and flexible for people who have trouble getting in and out of bed.
- Lightweight side sleepers. Some sleepers in this category might find that the mattress is too firm for them and puts strain on their hips and shoulders.
Tuck's Video Review
We’ve included everything you’ll want to know about the Latex for Less Mattress in our written review, but you might still want to see the mattress in action. Check out our video demonstrating how the mattress fares in terms of pressure relief, motion isolation, edge support, and more.
Tuck’s testing team conducted an extensive evaluation of the Latex for Less 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.
As you can see, the Latex for Less Mattress excels in several areas, such as noise, motion isolation, and durability. Keep reading to learn more in-depth details about the evaluations below.
Sleep Position Ratings
As part of our ratings process, we evaluated the Latex for Less 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 Latex for Less Mattress Constructed?
The cover is made of stretched cotton and has a very soft feel. The cotton is also certified organic, making it a good choice for eco-conscious shoppers.
Comfort and Support Layers
Just below the cotton cover, there’s a layer of wool on both sides of the mattress. In the 9-inch mattress, this layer is half an inch thick. Wool is soft and naturally moisture-wicking, so it helps keep sleepers cool.
Wool also acts as a natural fire protectant, so this mattress is free of the chemical flame retardants applied to most mattresses.
Because the Latex for Less Mattress is reversible, it has two layers that function as both a support layer or a comfort layer depending on which side is facing up. The latex layer that’s closer to the floor at any given time performs as the support layer.
Both latex layers are made of natural latex and contain no synthetic materials. One layer is natural Talalay latex (14-19 ILD), and the other is natural Dunlop latex (36 ILD). ILD is a measure of firmness that generally corresponds to the density of the latex. Dunlop latex is generally denser than Talalay latex. Both latex layers in this mattress have small holes added to them throughout to increase breathability.
When the Talalay layer is up, the mattress rates 6, or medium firm, on the 10-point firmness scale. When the firmer Dunlop latex is up, the mattress rates firm, or 7.5. The mattress has a small tag on its side indicating which side of the mattress is associated with which firmness level.
The Latex for Less Mattress comes in 7- and 9-inch profiles. The 9-inch is close to the thickness of an average 10-inch mattress, while the 7-inch is a low-profile mattress.
A thinner mattress keeps the sleeper closer to the ground. It can be useful in spaces with limited room, such as on an RV or in a bunk bed. Lower-profile mattresses also tend to fit better on adjustable bed bases.
|Product Name||Firmness Options||Thickness||Side 1 Components||Side 2 Components||Cover Components|
|Latex For Less Mattress||Side 1: 6 (Medium-Firm)
Side 2: 7.5 (Firm)
|7″||100% Wool Fire Barrier
|100% Wool Fire Barrier
|Organic Cotton (Both Sides)|
|9″||100% Wool Fire Barrier
|100% Wool Fire Barrier
|Organic Cotton (Both Sides)|
What Are the Firmness and Feel Like?
The Latex for Less Mattress feels like a traditional latex mattress in the sense that it is more responsive than conforming. This mattress is a good choice for sleepers who prefer to feel like they are sleeping on top of, rather than sinking into, the mattress. It isn’t the best choice for sleepers who want the close “hugging” feeling of memory foam beds.
Because the Latex for Less Mattress is flippable, it has two firmness options. When the Talalay latex layer is up, the mattress rates 6, or medium firm, on the 10-point firmness scale. When flipped so the Dunlop latex layer is up, the mattress rates 7.5, or firm. Our sleep testers of all weights found adequate support in this mattress, though only the heavyweight sleepers preferred the firm side.
Now let’s look closely at the performance ratings we gave the Latex for Less Mattress. We determined these ratings based on reports from our internal and external sleep testers and feedback from verified mattress owners.
Latex for Less has been manufacturing mattresses since 2014, and so far, customers have rated their mattresses positively when it comes to durability.
Customers can expect this mattress to last longer than the 5-7 years that are average for most mattresses. Natural latex is widely known to be one of the most durable mattress materials available. Since Latex for Less uses high-quality, natural latex, their mattress should retain its shape and feel for a long time.
All-natural latex is more durable and lasts longer than synthetic latex and blended latex. Blended latex is a mixture of both natural and synthetic latex.
Our overnight testers who shared this mattress with a partner found that they could feel very little movement throughout the night. They were not generally bothered by motion transfer when their partner rolled over or got in or out of bed.
Latex tends to be springy, so there is some motion transfer in this bed. Although the Latex for Less Mattress isolates motion very well, it does not completely isolate motion the way some all-foam mattresses can.
We found there was an odor upon opening the Latex for Less Mattress. This smell was no stronger than average for an all-latex mattress. It greatly dissipated within 24 hours.
Most people won’t be bothered by the off-gassing from this mattress. Those who are more sensitive to smells, however, might want to avoid the mattress in the hours after it is first opened. Since this mattress is constructed with only natural materials, customers can rest assured that there are no harmful chemicals being off-gassed.
Our pressure relief measurement tools showed that sleepers of all weights received adequate pressure relief on the Latex for Less Mattress. The medium side of the bed provided better pressure relief for lightweight and average-weight sleepers, while the firm side provided better pressure relief for heavyweight sleepers. Overall, heavyweight sleepers experienced the best pressure relief.
Latex mattresses aren’t known for providing as much pressure relief as mattresses with memory foam comfort layers. Latex also feels different than foam. Although it does absorb pressure, it feels more bouncy and responsive.
Latex won’t conform and “hug” the body as much as memory foam. Latex is more likely to retain its shape over time, however. Memory foam can develop body indentations, so its pressure relieving ability can lessen over time.
We found the Latex for Less Mattress tends to sleep cooler than many mattresses, particularly those that are all-foam. Both the Talalay and Dunlop latex layers in the Latex for Less Mattress are aerated, meaning they have tiny holes in them throughout. These holes increase airflow and improve temperature neutrality without compromising the mattress’s construction.
Wool is a moisture-wicking fiber, so the wool layers directly beneath the mattress cover on both sides helps protect sleepers from becoming sweaty at night.
When our testers sat on the edge of the Latex for Less Mattress, they experienced some sinkage. Sinking edges can be an issue for people who have trouble getting in and out of bed and need to use their hands on the edge to hoist themselves up. This mattress has better edge support than many all-foam mattresses, however.
Our testers found the edge support was good when they were lying on the Latex for Less Mattress. Sleepers of all weights felt supportive, and like they were not at risk of slipping off the bed.
The Latex for Less Mattress is virtually silent. Our internal and external sleep testers didn’t notice any sounds when they or their sleeping partners moved around on the bed.
Natural latex mattresses are generally very quiet. Innerspring mattresses and hybrid mattresses tend to be louder. Though most of these types of beds use construction methods to reduce their noise, all-latex do not contain coils that produce sound.
The Latex for Less Mattress rates well for sex, largely because it is so responsive. The springiness of latex means the mattress is responsive to movement and quickly bounces back. This quality makes movement on the mattress easier.
The Latex for Less Mattress is also extremely quiet, and has decent edge support. It would’ve rated even higher for sex if its edge support was better. The edges do sink a bit when people sit on them, which could negatively impact some sexual activity.
Next, let’s focus on our sleeper ratings for the Latex for Less Mattress.
There is no universal ideal when it comes to mattresses. A sleeper’s body weight, shape, and preferred sleep position will determine their preferred mattress firmness and thickness. To avoid subjectivity and instead provide customized information that applies to specific individuals, the Tuck team evaluated the Latex for Less Mattress with sleep testers of different body weights and preferred sleep positions.
Lightweight Sleepers – Less than 130 lbs.
Our lightweight sleepers much preferred the medium side of the Latex for Less Mattress, which rates 5 on the 10-point firmness scale. This side provided good support for lightweight sleepers lying on their backs and stomachs. The mattress is a bit firm for side sleepers in this weight category, however, and some might find they experience compression in their hip and shoulder areas.
The Latex for Less Mattress will feel firm to many lightweight sleepers, even when on the medium side. Lightweight sleepers who prefer firm mattresses will likely enjoy this, while others might find it too firm.
Average Weight Sleepers – 130 to 230 lbs.
Our average-weight sleep testers felt supported by the Latex for Less Mattress when lying on their backs and stomachs. Average-weight sleepers also experienced decent spinal alignment when lying on their sides.
Some average-weight side sleepers might feel more comfortable on a softer mattress, however. Like lightweight sleepers, most average-weight sleepers will prefer the medium side of this mattress and find the firm side to be too firm.
The Latex for Less Mattress is a good choice for average-weight sleepers who prefer a more responsive mattress that gives a sensation of sleeping on, rather than in, the mattress. The mattresses bounces back immediately when a sleeper moves off of it, and doesn’t leave even temporary indentations the way some memory foam mattresses might.
Heavyweight Sleepers – More than 230 lbs.
Of all of our sleep testers, heavyweight sleepers experienced the best spinal alignment while sleeping on their sides on the Latex for Less Mattress. Heavyweight sleepers also experienced superior lumbar support when sleeping on their backs, and adequate support when lying on their stomachs.
Heavyweight sleepers will generally prefer the firm side of the Latex for Less Mattress. The medium side might not provide the support heavyweight sleepers require. The Latex for Less Mattress feels firm and responsive to all sleepers, so it is a good choice for heavyweight sleepers who prefer a firm mattress.
Pricing and Discounts
- Twin 9-inch $1,199 7-inch $1,149
- Twin XL 9-inch $1,199 7-inch $1,149
- Full 9-inch $1,449 7-inch $1,399
- Queen 9-inch $1,449 7-inch $1,399 Split 9-inch $1,949
- King 9-inch $1,949 7-inch $1,649 Split 9-inch $1,949 Split 7-inch $1,798
- Cal King 9-inch $1,949 7-inch $1,649 Split 9-inch $1,949
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How Does the Latex for Less Mattress Compare to Other Beds?
Latex for Less vs. Zenhaven
Like the Latex for Less Mattress, the Zenhaven Mattress is a flippable latex mattress with two firmness levels. The Zenhaven Mattress has a medium-soft side, which rates 4 on the 10-point firmness scale, and a firm side, which rates 7 on firmness. Lightweight sleepers might find they prefer the Zenhaven’s medium-soft side, which is softer than the Latex for Less medium side that rates 5 on firmness. Heavyweight sleepers will find the mattresses to feel very similar.
Both mattresses are virtually silent and also rate well on motion isolation and pressure relief. Our testing found the Zenhaven Mattress has poor edge support, so sleepers who sit or sleep on the edge of the bed would be better off with the Latex for Less Mattress. Though these mattresses are similar, Zenhaven is a top luxury pick, making it more expensive than the Latex for Less.
Latex for Less vs. SleepOnLatex Pure Green Standard
The Latex for Less and SleepOnLatex Pure Green Standard Mattresses are both natural latex mattresses that contain wool and have an organic cotton cover. Both mattresses also come in two profile heights and are American-made. A major difference is that the SleepOnLatex Pure Green Standard does not have two firmness levels in one mattress like the Latex for Less. It does come in soft, medium, and firm options, however.
The SleepOnLatex Pure Green Standard Mattresses are made with Dunlop, not Talalay, latex. Dunlop latex gives them a slightly more conforming and less springy feel than the Latex for Less Mattress, which contains both Dunlop and the more responsive Talalay.
Latex for Less vs. PlushBeds Botanical Bliss
The Latex for Less and PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattresses are both natural latex mattresses that contain wool, have an organic cotton cover, and are available in multiple profile options. The PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress is available in 9-, 10-, and 12-inch profiles, making it a more attractive option to shoppers who want a higher-profile latex mattress.
Like the Latex for Less, the PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Mattress offers multiple firmness levels within a single mattress. Rather than being flipped, the Botanical Bliss cover can be unzipped, and latex layers of varying thicknesses may be rearranged. Customers must first choose whether they want firm or medium. This system offers customers more firmness options than the Latex for Less Mattress offers.
Latex for Less vs. Nest Bedding Latex Mattress
The Nest Bedding Latex Mattress differs from the Latex for Less by offering both “Organic Latex” and “Natural Latex” options. The Organic Latex option is all natural latex, similar to the Latex for Less Mattress, except it is fully certified organic. The Natural Latex option is made of a blend of both natural and synthetic latex, which is why it has a lower price point than the Organic Latex option. Although the Latex for Less and Nest Bedding Latex Mattresses are very similar, the Latex for Less costs much less than the Organic Latex option from Nest Bedding.
The Nest Bedding Latex Mattress comes in soft, medium, and firm. The medium and firm options will feel similar to the medium and firm sides of the Latex for Less. Both the support core and comfort layer of the Nest Bedding mattress are Dunlop latex, while the Latex for Less mattress has one Talalay latex layer.
The Nest Bedding soft option might be preferred by lightweight sleepers who find the Latex for Less Mattress too firm. It contains a Dunlop latex topper that the medium and firm versions of the Nest Mattress do not have, which raises the price.
Latex For Less Mattress
Pure Green Low Profile
Nest Bedding Latex Mattress
|SLEEP TRIAL||120 nights||120 nights||100 nights||100 nights||Lifetime (50% exchanges after 100 nights)|
|WARRANTY LENGTH||20 year||20 Year||10 Year||25 Year, Limited||Lifetime|
Latex for Less Mattress FAQ
Sleep Trial 120 nights
Shipping Free in contiguous U.S.
Warranty 20-year Limited
Made In USA
Where Can I Buy the Latex for Less Mattress?
The Latex for Less Mattress is available on the Latex for Less website and Amazon.com.
Where Do They Ship?
Latex for Less ships to the contiguous United States, but not Alaska or Hawaii.
White Glove Delivery?
White Glove Delivery is available for $299.
Old Mattress Removal?
Old mattress removal is available for $100 to customers purchasing white glove delivery, for a total of $399.
Full Delivery Policy
The delivery policy for Latex for Less is as follows:
- Latex for Less only delivers to the contiguous United States via FedEx.
- Mattress delivery is free.
- Shipping time may vary depending on your location, though most customers receive their mattress 3-7 days after ordering. Latex for Less sends out confirmation when your order is placed, and again once the mattress has shipped. They provide tracking information, so you can know when to expect your mattress.
- All mattresses are built after the order is received. The mattress is compressed and rolled into a box before delivery.
Trial Period and Warranty Details
Trial Period and Guarantee
Latex for Less offers a 120-night trial period on all mattresses purchased through their website.
- Customers are encouraged to try the mattress for a 30-night adjustment period before initiating a return. Customers may return the mattress within the first 30 days, but $99 will be deducted from their refund.
- Customers can initiate a return within the first 120 nights by calling Latex for Less.
- Latex for Less will arrange for the mattress to be picked up. They pay for full shipping costs associated with the return.
- Mattresses purchased through Amazon may be returned through Amazon’s return system within 30 days of delivery. They are not eligible for the 120-night free trial period.
Latex for Less offers a 20-year limited warranty that begins the date of purchase.
- The warranty is not prorated, which means it holds the same value across all 20 years.
- Only the original purchaser may use the warranty. The warranty is only valid if the customer has dated proof of purchasing the mattress, and if the law label is still attached to the mattress.
- The warranty covers all defects in the mattress. Mattresses with defects will either be repaired or replaced, depending on the problem.
- The warranty does not cover general wear, which includes indentations up to 1.5 inches and wear and tear on the cover.
- The warranty will be invalidated if the mattress is stained or soiled. For this reason, Latex for Less recommends using a mattress protector.
- The warranty will be invalidated if the mattress has not been used on a proper foundation. Latex for Less recommends using a new, firm, supportive foundation that supports all sides of the mattress and has rigid center support.
8 of 10 Latex for Less product owners have a positive customer experience.
Latex for Less was founded in 2014.
Latex for Less has earned an A from the Better Business Bureau.
Latex for Less does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations.
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