Allswell Luxe Classic Mattress Review – Firmer Comfort?

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Allswell represents Walmart’s entry into the bed-in-a-box market. They currently offer two mattresses: the Allswell Luxe Classic and the Allswell Luxe Classic, Firmer.

The Firmer is a hybrid mattress, while the Allswell Luxe Classic is an all-foam mattress. I chose to review the Allswell Luxe Classic, and I was excited to see how the foam mattress would compare to other mattresses I have tried.

Will the Allswell be the right fit for you? Read on for my full review.

You Might Like The Allswell If …

  • You are a back or stomach sleeper. This firmer-than-average mattress was supportive when I was on my back and stomach. Even though the top layer is memory foam, there are firmer layers right underneath it. These layers should keep you properly supported in those positions.
  • You like a classic memory foam feel. Even though this mattress is on the firmer side, you still get that slow, sinking-in feeling. The mattress slowly compressed when I laid down, so if you like that feeling, this might work for you.
  • You sleep hot. The cover is woven with a fabric that is cool to the touch, and the top foam layers are breathable. These factors work to ensure that you don’t overheat on this mattress. All-foam mattresses sometimes struggle with keeping you cool, but that didn’t feel like the case with the Allswell.

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You Might Not Like The Allswell If …

  • You are a side sleeper. This is a firmer mattress, so if you sleep primarily on your side, you may want to look for a softer mattress. I definitely felt some pressure on my shoulder and hip when I was lying on my side. I pressed through that soft upper layer and felt the firmer layers beneath. 
  • You don’t want a classic memory foam feel. This mattress compresses slowly when you lie on it. It has that classic, sinking-in feel you find on some memory foam mattresses. If you want a mattress with more bounce or maybe prefer the feel of an innerspring mattress, this may not be the best pick for you.

RELATED: Best Reviewed Mattresses For Side Sleepers

Construction Overview

  • The mattress is 12” tall.
  • The cover is woven with a fabric that is meant to be cooling. It is also quilted with memory foam.
  • The first layer is 1.5” of a slow-responding memory foam.
  • Below that, there is 1” of a springy but firmer AirFoam layer.
  • Then there is a 3” SuperSoft transition layer.
  • Finally, there is a 5.5” firmer base support layer.
  • The foams in the Allswell are Certi-PUR certified, meaning they are more eco-friendly than some other products.

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Construction Takeaways

  • The mattress is available in Twin, Full, Queen, and Supreme Queen.
  • The top layer helps give the mattress a classic memory foam feel.
  • This foam is slow to respond, so it isn’t easy to move around on the mattress. That being said, the firm layers beneath hold you up, so you shouldn’t feel stuck.
  • The cooling cover and breathable foam layers combine to keep this mattress from overheating.
  • 12″ is quite tall for an all-foam mattress. Taller mattresses are often a better fit for heavier people.

How Does This Mattress Compare To The Casper Mattress?

These are both all-foam mattresses, but the Casper has zoned construction. This makes the mattress firmer around your hips but softer around your shoulders. Allswell has one firmness across the whole mattress, so you don’t get this effect.

The Allswell has memory foam on top, while the top layer of the Casper is a latex-like foam. This makes it so the  Allswell has a classic memory foam feel, while the Casper has a balanced foam feel. Because of this, the Casper has more bounce and is easier to move around on than the Allswell.

The Allswell is firmer, so it may be a better fit for back and stomach sleepers. the softer Casper is a better fit for side sleepers.

Between the two, the Allswell is the more affordable option.

Read our review for the Original Casper mattress HERE.

Firmness/Feel

While the top memory foam layer is very soft, the layers beneath are quite a bit firmer. For me, this made the Allswell feel like a 7.5 out of 10 on a firmness scale, or firmer than average.

That soft memory foam gives the mattress a classic memory foam feel overall. Lying down, I felt the mattress slowly compress.

However, this foam is not fast to respond. Because of this, it may be harder to move around on this mattress. At the same time, the top memory foam layer isn’t very thick. I did sink into it, but the firmer layers beneath kept me from sinking in too far. I never felt “stuck” on this mattress.

When I was on my back, I felt my hips sinking in a bit, but I felt nice support overall. When I was on my stomach, I felt properly supported and didn’t bow into the mattress.

When I was on my side, I pressed through the top foam layer and felt the firmer layers beneath — so I felt some pressure on my shoulders and hips. For me, the Allswell wasn’t the best fit for me when I was on my side.

Motion Isolation

In my experience, memory foam usually isolates motion well. Considering there is a very soft layer of memory foam on the top of this mattress, I was interested to see how it would perform.

During my tests, I placed a glass on the mattress. I moved around on the other side of the mattress and pressed into the mattress in the area around the glass. I saw little disturbance.

Likewise, when we had our staff writer Marten move around on one side of the bed, I barely felt his movements. This makes me think that you shouldn’t feel your partner moving around too much during the night. It could be a good mattress for couples.

Edge Support

All-foam mattressed don’t always feature the best edge support. However, with the Allswell, I was surprised at how good the edge support really was. I think this is because of how firm this mattress is.

When I was sitting near the edge, the mattress collapsed a bit, but not too much. I didn’t feel like I was going to fall off the mattress. Also, when I laid down near the edge, I didn’t feel like I was going to roll off or be ejected from the bed.

You can see the nice edge support in the photo below.

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Marten’s Take

Marten is a staff writer for us. He has a much different body type than me: He is 6’7″ and weighs around 230 lb; I am 5’9″ and 160 lb. Here is what he thought about the mattress:

Joe said it was a 7.5/10 and I said it was an 8.5/10.

That being said, it’s pretty firm for me. On my side, I felt some pressure on my shoulders and my hips. On my stomach and my back, I felt really good overall support.

If you’re my size and a side sleeper, you might want something softer. If you’re my size and a back or stomach sleeper, this could be a good fit for you.

Even for someone’s Marten size, the mattress was supportive when he was on his back. Also, like me, he felt pressure on his shoulders and hips when he was on his side. Heavier people may like this mattress if they sleep primarily on their back or stomach.

What Makes This Mattress Stand Out?

  • It is a firmer mattress that could work for back or stomach sleepers. It is much firmer than average, and should give you good support on your back and stomach.
  • At the same time, it has that classic memory foam feel. The top layer compresses slowly, giving you that nice sinking-in feeling.
  • Still, the firmer layers in this mattress keep you from sinking in too far. It is sometimes hard to move around on this mattress, but you shouldn’t feel stuck.
  • The cooling cover and breathable foam both help to ensure you don’t sleep hot.

Unboxing This Mattress

The Allswell Luxe is a bed-in-a-box mattress, which means it will come compressed and be shipped straight to you. You will want to begin by removing the rolled up Allswell mattress from its box. Then, preferably with another person’s assistance, position the roll on your bed.

Carefully cut away the first layers of plastic until the still-compact mattress can be laid down flat. Then, pierce through the final layer of plastic and the Allswell will expand. Simply clear away the excess plastic and allow your mattress to breathe and fully expand.

Overall

The Allswell Luxe Classic is an interesting mattress. It has that classic memory foam feel but is still firmer than average.

I think back and stomach sleepers of many sizes may find this mattress to be a good match for them. However, I think this mattress may be too firm for many side sleepers. If you sleep primarily on your side, you might want to look at a softer mattress.

Allswell also offers the Allswell Luxe Classic, Firmer hybrid model as well as bedding accessories. Allswell mattresses come with a 100-night trial and 10-year warranty. Free Shipping and returns are also available along with financing options and optional White Glove Delivery.

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Joe Auer

Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.

He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.

Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.

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