Solaire Mattress Review

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Quick Overview

The Solaire by Saatva is an airbed offering adjustable firmness settings, as well as dual-firmness in larger-size beds. The Solaire is constructed with a quilted organic-cotton pillow-top, followed by comfort layers of zoned Talalay latex and gel-infused memory foam.

The support core construction varies by size; Twin XL and Full sizes have one air chamber, while all other sizes have two air chambers and offer dual-firmness settings. Owners use a remote control to adjust the volume in their bed’s air chamber(s); this makes the bed feel firmer or softer, depending on the settings. The remote offers 50 different chamber volume settings, which are numbered 1-50 and adjustable in increments of 1; based on the 1-10 firmness scale, the Solaire offers a  range of ‘Soft’ to ‘Firm,’ or 3 to 7. The Solaire’s support core also has a base layer of high-density convoluted polyfoam and a ‘Power Edge Enclosure’ that houses the support materials and reinforces the mattress. The bed measures 13 1/2″ thick.

Like other airbeds, the Solaire’s most notable advantage is adjustable firmness. The user-friendly remote allows owners to easily adjust the feel of the bed. Users can also store memory settings on the remote, enabling them to restore their favorite settings with minimal hassle. In terms of construction, the Solaire provides plenty of cushioning with its pillow-top layer and good pressure relief with the Talalay latex and gel-infused memory foam comfort layers. Comparatively, many competing airbeds do not offer this level of padding or material quality. The dual-firmness settings for larger beds also make the Solaire ideal for couples with differing comfort preferences.

The Solaire has a fairly expensive price-point, which is typical for airbeds. Saatva offers free White Glove delivery – including in-home assembly and old mattress removal – for all orders in the contiguous U.S. The mattress is backed by a 120-night sleep trial and a 25-year warranty.

Read on to learn more about the Solaire in terms of pricing, construction, and performance ratings. We’ll also provide an overview of Saatva’s shipping, return, and warranty policies, as well as some similar brand recommendations.

Pros
  • Adjustable firmness and dual-firmness for couples
  • Better support and pressure relief than many competing airbeds
  • Longer-than-average expected lifespan
  • Free White Glove delivery for all orders
  • A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (Saatva)
Cons
  • Noise potential
  • Heavy and difficult to move for most
  • High price-point
  • Returns incur a $99 fee

Ratings and Recommendations

Airbed
Multiple Firmness Options
Expensive
Good for Back Pain
Back
Full sleep ratings
CATEGORY RATING WHAT USERS ARE SAYING
Durability GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:Airbeds usually have longer lifespans compared to other mattress types, and the Solaire does not appear to be an exception; expect to use the bed for at least eight years before it needs a replacement.

Motion Isolation VERY GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:Compared to other airbeds, the Solaire absorbs and minimizes a significant amount of motion transfer.

Off-gassing VERY GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:Some off-gassing may occur when the Solaire is new, but odors do not linger long and are not strong out of the box.

Conforming GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Solaire offers a firmness range of 'Soft' to 'Firm,' which accommodates most sleepers regardless of their weight, preferred position, and conforming preferences.

Sex GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:A Talalay latex comfort layer allows the Solaire to feel somewhat responsive; the mattress should be sufficiently springy for most couples.

Temperature Neutrality VERY GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:Due in part to its breathable organic-cotton and latex components, the Solaire offers consistent temperature neutrality for hot sleepers throughout the night.

Edge Support VERY GOOD

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:The Power Edge Enclosure around the air chambers helps reinforce the entire bed and minimize sinkage along the edges.

Noise FAIR

WHAT USERS ARE SAYING:Like other airbeds, the Solaire produces some noise when air chambers are adjusting; it is not excessively loud compared to the average airbed.

What Type of Sleeper Is Best Suited for a Solaire Mattress?

Based on our customer feedback, Solaire 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
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
VERY GOOD
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
VERY GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD

Due to its adjustable firmness settings, the Solaire is suitable for most sleepers regardless of their weight or preferred position. Owners adjust the volume of their air chamber(s) between 1 and 50. Lower levels (1-25) are softer and conform closely, making these settings ideal for lighter weight and side sleepers. Higher levels (26-50) result in firmer surface that conforms less closely, which is optimal for heavier, back, and stomach sleepers.

Our testing process found Solaire mattresses should also be great for you if…

  • You need to adjust the firmness of your bed often or regularly
  • You and your partner need different firmness level
  • You have a larger shopping budget
  • You prefer mattresses with thicker-than-average profiles
  • You and/or your sleep partner awaken easily due to movement on the sleep surface
  • You tend to sleep hot

Accolades and Awards

After the testing we’ve done, here are the categories where the Solaire mattress stood out:

What You Need to Know About Solaire Mattresses

Construction and Firmness

First, let’s take a closer look at how the Solaire is constructed. The following table lists firmness range, thickness, and construction specifications for the mattress.

Please note: Twin XL and Full sizes feature a single chamber and come with one remote control. All other sizes are built with two air chambers and come with two remotes.

Product Name Firmness Range Thickness Support Core Components Comfort Layer Components Cover Components
Solaire by Saatva 3 (‘Soft’) to 7 (‘Firm) 13 1/2″ 6″ 1-2 Vulcanized Latex Air Chambers with Cotton Canvas Cover
1 1/2″ Convoluted Polyfoam Base
Power Edge Enclosure
1″ Talalay Latex
2″ Gel-infused Memory Foam
1/2″Moisture Barrier
2 1/2″ Organic-cotton Pillow-top

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

Next let’s look at the width, length, and thickness dimensions for the Solaire in each available size, along with current price-points.

The Solaire is available in standard Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California sizes. Additionally, the Solaire is offered in a Split King design that consists of two Twin XL beds placed alongside each other. The mattress also comes in Upper Flex Queen and Upper Flex King sizes; these beds have splits that run from the top of the mattress to its midsection, the head of the mattress can be elevated on either side (or both sides) using an adjustable base. Upper Flex purchases also come with an organic-cotton sheet set at no extra charge.

Saatva bundles Split King, Upper Flex Queen, and Upper Flex King mattresses with their Lineal adjustable base, which costs $2,398 in a Queen size and $2,498 in a King size; price-points for these bundles include both the mattress and the base. In the table below, we’ve included the price of individual mattresses in each size, along with the total mattress/base price for beds that include the Lineal.

Please note: the Solaire is not available in a Twin size and that all mattress sizes are compatible with the Lineal base

Mattress Size Dimensions Thickness Price (Mattress Only) Price (Mattress + Base)
Twin Extra Long (XL) 38W” x 80L”
No split
13 1/2″ $1,995 N/A
Full 54W” x 75L”
No split
13 1/2″ $2,595 N/A
Queen 60W” x 80L”
No split
13 1/2″ $2,695 N/A
Upper Flex Queen 60W” x 80L”
Upper half split
13 1/2″ $3,295 $5,693
King 76W” x 80L”
No split
13 1/2″ $3,195 N/A
Split King 38W” x 80L”
Full split (2 pc.)
13 1/2″ $3,895 $6,393
Upper Flex King 76W” x 80L”
Upper half split
13 1/2″ $3,895 $6,393
California King 72W” x 84L”
No split
13 1/2″ $3,195 N/A

Availability: The Solaire is exclusively available on the Saatva website. At this time, is not sold through any additional retailers (including Amazon.com) and Saatva does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations.

Solaire Coupons and Discounts

Sleep Trial and Warranty

Sleep trial 120 Nights
Refund Full, minus $99 transportation fee
Warranty 25 years
Warranty Transfer Non Transferable
Full trial period and warranty details

Trial Period and Guarantee

Saatva offers a 120-night sleep trial for the Solaire mattress.

  1. This sleep trial does not require a break-in period. Customers may return the mattress at any point of the 120-night trial.
  2. All returns incur a $99 mattress transportation fee. Saatva personnel will retrieve the mattress from the customer’s residence.
  3. All Solaire beds are designed for use with an adjustable base. Please note: the adjustable base from Saatva, the Lineal, cannot be returned and does not come with a sleep trial of any kind.

Warranty

Saatva offers a 25-year warranty for the Solaire:

  1. This warranty is partially prorated:
    • The first 5 years are nonprorated; Saatva will repair any Solaire mattress with defects at no extra cost to the owner.
    • From years 6 to 10, owners pay 50% of parts replacement and shipping charges; Saatva covers all labor and remaining replacement/shipping costs.
    • From years 11 to 15, owners pay 75% of parts replacement and shipping charges; Saatva covers all labor and remaining replacement/shipping costs.
    • From years 16 to 20, owners pay all labor/transportation costs and 85% of parts replacement charges.
    • During years 21 to 25, owners pay all labor/transportation costs and 90% of parts replacement charges.
  2. Saatva also offers the Fairness Replacement Option. Under this program, mattress owners pay 50% of the original Solaire price for a new mattress during years 6 to 10, or they can pay 75% for a new Solaire during years 11 to 25. This program allows owners to keep the original mattress, as well.
  3. Warranty coverage is contingent on proper foundational support. All beds Queen-sized or larger must be supported with a frame with 5 or 6 legs. Vertical center support is also required. Failure to meet support guidelines may result in the warranty being voided.
  4. The warranty will not cover the following:
    • Burns, cuts, and other types of physical damage that occurs due to misuse, mishandling, or improper foundational support.
  5. This warranty is non-transferable. It is exclusively offered to original owners who purchase their Solaire mattress from Saatva or an authorized retailer. Those who buy or acquire their mattress from the original owner or a non-authorized retailer do not receive warranty coverage.

Delivery

How is the mattress shipped? Saatva offers free White Glove delivery for all Solaire orders; the mattress is not compressed for shipping
Where do they ship? The contiguous U.S.
Full shipping details

Delivery Policy

The delivery policy for Saatva is as follows:

  1. All Solaire orders qualify for free White Glove delivery, which includes in-home mattress assembly and old mattress removal.
  2. Expedited delivery is offered to customers in select locations.

Old Mattress Removal

Old mattress removal is included with White Glove delivery, which Saatva offers free-of-charge to all customers.

Company Information

Customer Service

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

Company History

Saatva was established in 2010 and launched the following year. The Solaire was introduced in April of 2019.

Physical Stores

Saatva does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations, and the Solaire is not sold in physical stores through any third-party retailers.

Contact Saatva

[email protected] | 1-877-672-2882 | Saatva.com

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How Does Solaire 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 Solaire mattresses stack up to other beds.

The Solaire is an optimal mattress for sleepers who like to adjust their firmness settings and don’t mind spending a little extra. The mattress can be adjusted for any setting between ‘Soft’ (3) and ‘Firm’ (7), a range that accommodates most sleepers regardless of their weight or preferred position. The Split and Upper Flex options are ideal for sleepers who use an adjustable base, as well. The Solaire is constructed from organic-cotton, Talalay latex, and other high-quality materials that set is apart from most competing airbeds. It is a good choice for sleepers who prefer thicker-than-average beds too.

Check out our selections below if you’d like to see a few comparable mattresses.

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