If you’re looking for a mattress under $2000, you have the opportunity to get one of the best mattresses available. With the new online-only business model for mattresses, the middle men are cut out of the sales process, passing on a lot of savings to the consumer. This allows you to get a mattress that historically would cost $4,000-5,000 in a retail store.
Most of the online mattress companies are targeting low-mid tier customers (~$800), though a few are targeting the luxury market. What’s great about the business model is that you can have all of the bells and whistles in the mattress and still not exceed $2000 (even for a queen or king size).
My Top 3 Mattresses Under $2000
All of these recommended mattresses are very high quality, but even a high quality mattress is not a one-option-fits-all product. I’ve broken down the options to four categories to help with the selection: memory foam, spring, and natural.
These mattresses also rank top amongst my mattress reviews overall.
Top Under $2k Mattresses Compared
There is a lot to like about the Bear Hybrid mattress. It features premium foams in the comfort layers that have excellent pressure relief. As a result, the mattress performed quite well on our pressure map testing. If you sleep on your side, you will really like this mattress. At the same time. the mattress has individually wrapped steel coils in the support layer. This makes the mattress very supportive too.
Because of its unique hybrid construction, this mattress is a good fit for all three sleeping positions. I found it to be especially good for side and back sleepers. If you find yourself switching positions at night, the Bear Hybrid can be an excellent choice for you.
The mattress is not going to sleep hot either. It uses breathable foams and also features a celliant cover. Celliant can potentially provide you certain health benefits but will also create a cooler sleeping surface at night. This is a really nice extra touch on an already great mattress.
If you are interested, make sure also to check out our full Bear Hybrid review.
Loom and Leaf
Though Loom & Leaf tops the memory foam option for less than $2k, it is actually significantly less (priced at $1,699 for a King), though shipping is not include in the price (most online-only companies include shipping).
This memory foam mattress is the closest that you’ll come to Tempurpedic, but at a fraction of the cost. They have multiple firmness options, and have used gel-infused foam so that the mattress does not sleep hot. Loom and Leaf also ranks amongst top memory foam and side sleeper picks.
You’ll also have the feeling of sleeping “in” the mattress, not “on” the mattress, and will have the slow response foam experience that memory foam lovers adore. Learn more about my experience with this mattress in my Loom & Leaf review.
Though technically a hybrid, WinkBeds feels more like an innerspring mattress. The extra layer of foam on top makes it a good option for side sleepers.
The company also has a great reputation and very personable customer support. To learn more about this mattress visit my WinkBeds review.
Note of Caution
When purchasing a mattress, there are a number of bells and whistles that you can definitely spend money on, but (in my opinion) won’t improve your sleep experience whatsoever.
Yes, you can pay an extra $1k for diamond infused gel foam, but this isn’t going to sleep noticeably cooler than other gel options.
The options I chose above of course aren’t the most expensive mattresses available, but I do think that they have all the features that are worth paying for. That is, I don’t have any mattresses that I strongly recommend that are priced higher than $2000. See our best mattresses overall article and all mattress reviews too.
The mattresses are, in my opinion, some of the best for the money, but also the best available. Let me know if you have any questions on these brands or others listed on the site!
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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