Brentwood Home Bamboo Gel Memory Foam Mattress – Review
The Brentwood Home Bamboo Gel has been designed and constructed to provide a medium form feel in the 11-inch thick mattress and medium feel in the 13-inch mattress. The 11-inch mattress has got a 2.5-inch layer of gel memory foam while the 13-inch thick mares have got a gel memory foam layer of 3.5 inches. The gel memory foam layer takes the shape of the user’s body and responds to both his/her temperature and weight as well. The gel memory foam layer has the characteristic that it adjusts its shape accordingly and provides the exact required support to keep the spine of the user perfectly aligned. At the same time, this layer s instrumental in relieving pressure points in such areas as the shoulders and the hips.
Materials and Construction
The mattress makes use of only CertiPUR-US certified foams which are certified to be free of any chemical flame retardants, heavy metals, formaldehyde as well as phthalates. These are very high-quality foams available in the market — the top layer of foam in this mattress out of gel memory foam. In the 11-inch-thick mattress, the gel infused foam layer is followed by a 6.5-inch-thick base foam which is of high-density. In the case of the 13-inch mattress, the thickness of this layer is 7.5 inches. The cover is made out of bamboo viscose. Bamboo has got several environmental advantages as well. The bamboo crop goes fast, and there are normally no pesticides employed in its growth. It even grows in areas which are not suitable for forestry. The soft inner pith from the bamboo trunk as well as the bamboo leaves is extracted by utilizing a steaming process. These are then crushed mechanically to extract the cellulose in a closed-loop process. This leads to the production of viscose rayon. This material helps in thermal regulation, and it is naturally hypoallergenic as well. It is extremely soft and helps the user to sleep cooler. It has the property of wicking the moisture away from the user as well. It is bacteria and odor-resistant too.
The bamboo gel memory foam mattress is also GreenGuard Gold Certified, which means that it has been rigorously and scientifically tested independently in environmental chambers. This is done to ensure that the world’s most rigorous as well as third-party standards for emissions for prolonged exposure to chemicals and pollutants including volatile organic compounds (VOCs), phthalates and formaldehyde, etc. This factor is extremely comforting for anyone who wants t protect oneself from the harmful and hazardous chemicals and would like to have minimum possible emissions of VOCs in his/her bedroom.
|Brentwood Home Bamboo Gel Memory Foam Mattress – Highlights|
|11-inch thick||13-inch thick|
|Type:||Gel memory Foam / Hybrid||Gel memory Foam / Hybrid|
|Ideal for:||Back and Stomach sleepers||Back, Stomach and Side Sleepers as well as partners who have different sleep preferences|
|Quality of Materials:||CertiPUR-US Certified Foams|
GREENGUARD Gold Certified
|CertiPUR-US Certified Foams|
GREENGUARD Gold Certified
|Differentiators||Bamboo Viscose Rayon, wool-zipped cover, gel-memory foam, and high-density support base.||Extremely soft with a medium feel, Bamboo Viscose Rayon, wool-zipped cover, gel-memory foam, and high-density support base.|
|Comparable Mattresses:||DynastyMattress New Cool Breeze 12-Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress|
DynastyMattress 10GEL-QUEEN-RV 10-inch CoolBreeze Gel Memory Foam Mattress
Dreamfoam Bedding Doze 11″ Plush Pillow Top Mattress
|DynastyMattress New Cool Breeze 12-Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress|
DynastyMattress Cool Breeze 12-Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress
Classic Brands Cool Gel and Ventilated Memory Foam 12-Inch Mattress
Comfort & Ergonomics
The bamboo gel memory foam mattress is extremely comfortable as the bamboo cover allows for air circulation, which keeps the user cool. The cover is also hypoallergenic, and this is very good for those users who have allergy issues. Such users can sleep comfortably throughout the night without any tossing and turning due to discomfort, and they would not wake up in the morning with skin rashes or stuffed noses. The user would wake up fully rejuvenated and fresh and would be ready to face the hectic day ahead with full confidence. The bamboo cover wicks away the moisture from the user and keeps the user cool and dry throughout the night. This is true for all the seasons, and even in warm summer nights, the bamboo cover would keep the user cool. The comfort level of the user is further enhanced by the body-conforming gel memory foam layer, which takes the shape of the user’s body and relieves the pressure points at several places on the user’s body. The user is also fully supported by the high-density foam underneath, and this layer ensures that the user would never get a sinking feeling while lying down on the mattress. EA very high level of support is provided by the bottom foam layer, and the user’s comfort level is further enhanced. As far as ergonomics are concerned, the body-conforming feature of the mattress makes it highly ergonomic in design.
The mattress also provides a high level of thermal regulation and keeps the user cool at the desired temperature. It can evenly disperse heat throughout the mattress and this characteristic in instrumental in ensuring that there are no hot spots on the mattress regardless of the temperature of the environment. Thus, the user is made comfortable on this count as well. The mattress ensures that the user does not get to feel the ‘quicksand’ effect as he/she moves about the mattress. The base of the bamboo gel memory foam mattress is very sturdy and solid. It can dampen motion transfer between the user and the sleep partner during the night and if one partner moves or turns, the other partner who is sleeping would not be disturbed or awakened.
Similarly, the mattress ensures that unnecessary noise upon body movement is not produced. The wool-lined bamboo zipper cover is stretched in all directions, and this also supports the user in pressure relief. The mattress can create a ‘micro-climate’ as it wicks away the moisture away from the user and resists odors. Coupled with thermal regulation to control the body temperature of the user, this provides a very high level of comfort for the user on all counts. The user stays warm in the winter and cools in the summer.
For the 11-inch thick mattress, the density of the gel memory foam in the bamboo gel memory foam mattress upper layer is 4.0lb/ft3. This means that a cubic foot of this foam weighs 4 lbs. The Initial Load Deflection (ILD) which is now also referred to as the Initial Force Deflection (IFD) is 14. This refers to the feel of the mattress. This number reflects that the feel of this mattress is medium-firm. The higher the ILD or IFD, the higher is the firmness. For the 13-inch mattress, the density of the gel memory foam in the bamboo gel memory foam mattress is, however, medium feel. The mattress also contains a 2-inch Airlux foam which is CertiPUR-US certified and is non-toxic. It is this foam which allows for the moisture to be wicked away fast to keep the user very cool and dry. It has got a density of 1.8lb/ft3, and the ILD is 30.
Durability & Warranty
The bamboo gel memory foam mattress has been crafted by hand in Southern California. A strong passion for California living has greatly inspired product development as well as its engineering and manufacture. The California state has the strictest quality standards in terms of manufacturing and quality control throughout the United States. It is also a state with immense natural beauty. The products are developed in such a manner that they are of extremely good quality and conform to environmental standards as well as to other standards for manufacturing and quality control. Their impacts on health as well as the environment are studied, and the products developed accordingly. This living in California passion is involved at every stage of the development and construction of the product. The manufacturer’s facility outside Los Angeles produces all the mattresses after handcrafting them at the facility. The high-quality of the product ensures durability and reliability.
The durability of the product is further increased because of the hypoallergenic nature of the mattress. As it does not allow the bacteria to grow on its surface, the mattress remains clean and dry, and this feature enhances its life even further. The eco-friendly and non-toxic viscose rayon cover is extremely luxurious in its feel and touch, and it is constructed out of sustainable bamboo wood cellulose. This cellulose is also naturally regenerated. The natural JOMA® New Zealand Wool with 1.2 ounces/sq. Ft. Volume can keep the user perfectly cool and dry, as mentioned earlier. This material is also OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified. This is independent and world-consistent testing as well as certification for all types of textile products regardless of whether they ate raw, semi-finished, or finished. The standard can be applied at all the levels of processing and are also related to the accessory materials used in these processes. The gel-memory foam carries a quality certifying Certi-PUR-US® certification. This certification ensures that the mattress is free from all types of harmful chemicals. These quality standards not only certify the quality of the product but signal to the user that the product can last a long time and serve the user for decades.
The manufacturer offers a 25-year limited warranty to the purchaser of the bamboo gel memory foam mattress. This warranty coves defects due to materials and workmanship. The extremely long warranty of this high-quality mattress reflects the high degree of confidence and trust the manufacturer has got into this product. As the manufacturer has brought out this product after years of testing and has also used certified high-quality raw materials which are obtained from sustainable sources, the product is guaranteed to last for a very long time. This length of the warranty period is probably the longest in the market and only second to a lifetime warranty. The mattress is shipped to the customers in the compressed and rolled form, and at the time and place of the setup, it is unrolled and gradually expands to proper size within a few days. It is always a good idea to leave the mattress in an airy area for the first 2 or 3 days allowing it to expand properly and give off any possible odor, etc.
The bamboo gel memory foam mattress ships free of charge within 3 to 5 business days after order. The delivery time is, however, dependent on the distance of the customer’s destination from the memory foam mattress manufacturing facility at Los Angeles. The mattresses are usually hipped via courier through FedEx. After the shipment is done, an email is sent to the customer with the shipment tracking information enabling the customer to keep track of the shipment while it is on the way and arrange to take the delivery on the date of arrival at the destination. If the customer orders based on white Glove delivery, additional chaste of $199 is applied. This delivery is a premium service through the manufacturer’s partner AGS. It includes in-home delivery. In case, the customer requires the old matters to be removed as a part of the Premium White Glove service, a further $275 are added to the total order. The while Glove deliveries are done 2-3 weeks after the date of order. However, for Los Angeles and areas close to Los Angeles which include such areas as San Diego, the mattress is delivered within 1-3 weeks from the date of order. AGS calls up the customer once the shipment is ready to get a convenient date and time for delivery.
The manufacturer also provides a 1-year sleep warranty with the purchase of the bamboo gel memory foam mattress. The mattress might require the user to sleep initially on the mattress for 30days during which time, it would adjust to the body, and the user would adjust to the new mattress as well. During these 30 days, if the user ever feels that the mattress is not right for him/her, the manufacturer can arrange for mattress pick up at a time convenient to the purchaser and refund the customer in full.
The bamboo gel memory foam mattress is available from the manufacturer in many different sizes and thicknesses. The sizes include Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King sizes. The Twin-size bamboo gel memory foam mattress has got overall dimensions of 75 L x 39 W x 13 H inches while the shipping box dimensions are 19 L x 19 W x 48 H and the shipping weight is 36 lbs. For the Twin XL size, the mattress has overall dimensions of 80 L x 39 W x 13 H inches while the shipping box size is 19L x 19 W x 48 H inches. The weight of the Twin XL mattress is 38 lbs. As far as the Full mattress is concerned, the dimensions of the mattress are 75 L x 54 W x 13 H inches while the shipping box dimensions are 19 L x 19 W x 48 H inches. The weight of the Full mattress is 40 lbs. The Queen mattress has got overall dimensions of 80 L x 60 W x 13 H inches and the dimensions of the shipping box are 19 L x 19 W x 48 H inches. The shipment weighs 50 lbs. The King size bamboo gel memory foam mattress is 80 L x 76 W x 13 H inches in size while the shipping box dimensions are 19 L x 19 W x 48 H inches. The shipping weight of the King size mattress is 65 lbs. Finally, the California King bamboo gel memory foam mattress boasts a size of 84 L x 72 W x 13 H inches and its shipping box dimensions are 19 L x 19 W x 48 H inches. The shipping weight of this mattress is 65 lbs.
As far as the thickness is concerned, the bamboo gel memory foam mattress is available in 11-inch thickness and 13-inch thickness. The 11-inch bamboo gel memory foam mattress has got a 2.5-inch layer of gel memory foam followed by a high-density foam base of 6.5-inch thickness. In the case of the 13-inch bamboo gel memory foam mattress, the top gel foam layer is 3.5 inches while the base foam layer underneath is 7.5 inches. The Airlux layer of foam, which is another layer in the mattress is 2 inches in its thickness.
The price for this mattress is quite moderate as the 11-inch mattress is priced at $310 while the 13-inch thick bamboo gel memory foam mattress is priced at $350. Many other hybrid mattresses of this type which are having such thicknesses and which employ cool bamboo gel-memory foam, wool-zipped cover, as well as airflow assisting foam and high-density foam base cost more than these amounts in the market. Therefore, the bamboo gel memory foam mattress is moderately priced for the features it offers,
Who is it Ideal for?
The mattress is available in 11-inch and 13-inch thickness. Both these mattresses are excellent in terms of comfort and support. The 11-inch mattress is a body-conforming and cool mattress with a medium-firm feel for the customer. It is ideal for those users who sleep on their back and their stomach and only occasionally would sleep on their sides. The 13-inch thick mattress allows for deeper contouring support to the user and also relieves the pressure points for a perfectly soft band comfortable sleep experience. The feel is medium, and it is ideal for those people who sleep on their side, back or on their stomach. Similarly, if the sleep partners have got different preferences about sleeping on the stomach, back or side, this is the ideal mattress for them.
- The bamboo gel memory foam mattress is CertiPUR-US certified and also carries GREENGUARD Gold Certification from IL environment.
- The mattress is available in 11-inch thickness with a medium-firm feel and 13-inch thickness with a medium feel.
- The 11-inch thick mattress is ideal for back and stomach sleepers while the 13-inch one is ideal for back, stomach and side sleepers as well as for partners who have different sleep preferences.
- The mattress keeps the user cool and dry even in warm summer nights.
- The mattress is extremely comfortable, as well as supportive.
- The mattress carries a 25-year limited warranty which is second to only lifetime warranties.
- Some users find the mattress a bit firm for their taste and preference.
This is an excellent mattress for its price as it is a hybrid mattress available at a moderate level of pricing. The 11-inch and 13-inch thicknesses available are suitable for al types of sleepers as the 11-inch one caters to the back and stomach sleepers while the 13-inch one is suitable for all types of sleepers including the side, back and stomach sleepers as it is often than the 11-inch thick one. Moreover, if partners have different sleep preferences, the 13-inch mattress is ideally suited for them. The mattress contains foams which are CertiPUR-US certified, and the mattress is also certified by GREENGUARD Gold by IL environment. These certifications ensure that the mattress and the materials in it do not contain any harmful fire retardant, phthalates or formaldehyde. These certifications are extremely important for anyone conscious about the harmful effects of the hazardous chemicals and the potential harm associated with Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions. The mattress keeps these emissions to the minimum, thus keeping the environment of the bedroom and the user’s home clean. The mattress is also moderately priced as it is a hybrid mattress and containsthree layers of foam which include the gel memory foam, Airlux foam, and the high-density foam base. The wool-zipped cover is hypoallergenic and prevents the build-up of bacterial growth. The mattress is therefore very suitable for people with allergies as well.