The Endy mattress is one of Canada’s most popular mattresses. It is an all-foam mattress with a streamlined design. It also contains Endy Foam, a unique soft-yet-responsive alternative to memory foam.
I have reviewed the Endy before, but the design has changed slightly since then. I was a fan of the original design so I was interested to see how this new Endy would compare.
The Endy is only available in Canada but we wanted to make it was still a comfortable option for our friends to the North. Read on for my full review.
You Might Want To Pick The Endy If:
- You want a medium-firm mattress. The Endy is right in the middle in terms of firmness. If you are looking for a mattress that is not too firm and not too soft, the Endy could be a good option.
- You are a light- or medium-weight side sleeper. The Endy has very soft foam near the top of the mattress. If you aren’t too heavy, you should sink into the Endy and feel great pressure relief on your shoulders and hips. Lighter and medium-weight side sleepers should feel great pressure relief on the Endy.
- You are a back sleeper. Being a medium-firm mattress, the Endy has a nice balance of comfort and support. This is something that back sleepers should always look for. The Endy will let your hips sink into the mattress, while it supports your lower back and contours to the shape of your body.
- You are a combination sleeper. If you switch positions at night, the Endy should also work for you. Again, it has that balance of comfort and support. As you move to your back to your side to you stomach, you should feel like the mattress is a good fit for you.
You Might Not Want To Pick The Endy If:
- You are a stomach sleeper. If you just sleep on your stomach, the Endy might not be firm enough for you. Stomach sleepers usually want to find a mattress that offers more support. The Endy is only medium-firm so stomach sleepers should look for a firmer mattress.
- You want a very soft or very firm mattress. If you prefer a mattress that is at either end of the firmness spectrum, the Endy might not be the best pick. It feels close to a 6.5/10, right in the middle of the firmness spectrum. If you want something extremely soft or firm, you will have to look elsewhere.
- You are a heavier side sleeper. If you are a larger person and sleep primarily on your side, the Endy might not work for you either. The comfort layer is not too thick, so you could press down to the firmer support layers. When this happens, you could feel serious pressure on your shoulders and hips.
- The Endy is 10″ tall.
- On top, there is a removable micro-quilted cover.
- Then you have a layer of Endy Comfort Foam.
- Below that, there is a layer of transitional polyfoam.
- Finally, there is a thick layer of base polyfoam.
- The Endy is made in Canada.
- The Micro Quilted Cover is thin and very breathable. It should allow for air to flow through the top of the mattress. You can also remove the top cover and wash it at home.
- The Endy has a very streamlined design. It has three layers but is still a very comfortable mattress.
- The Endy Comfort Foam has memory foam qualities but it is also quite bouncy. This means you will sink into the mattress, but you shouldn’t have trouble moving around.
- The Endy Foam is also open-celled, making it more breathable than other types of foam. It shouldn’t trap too much heat and should keep you sleeping cool.
- The top layer of foam should provide very nice pressure relief. However, if you are heavier, you could press right through the Endy Foam and hit the transition layer and support layer beneath. Because of this, heavier sleepers might feel less pressure relief on the Endy.
How This Compares To The Casper
If you are taking a look at the Endy, you might want to know how it compares to one of its main competitors, the Casper mattress. I have spent a lot of time on both mattresses, and there are some clear differences.
First, they have a different number of layers. The Casper has four layers while the Endy only has three. That extra layer in the Casper features Zoned Support. This makes the Casper firmer in the center and softer toward the top and bottom. The Endy has no such zoned construction.
You get more out of the Casper, but it does cost more than the Endy. If you have serious budgetary constraints or are light- or medium-weight, the Endy should work for you. Both mattresses have a similarly balanced foam feel, and you should get the comfort and support you need on the Endy.
However, if you are a larger person, the Casper is going to be the better choice. You will feel the Zoned Support on your lumbar area so should feel better support when you are back sleeping. At the same time, you should feel better pressure relief when you are on your side.
Firmness And Feel
In my experience, the Endy felt like a 6.5/10, close to medium-firm. The top layer of Endy foam is very soft so it is easy to press into the mattress. However, once you press down, you will feel the firmer transition layer and then the support layer. The combination of these layers gives the Endy that medium firmness.
However, if you are a larger person, you might feel like the Endy is firmer. Especially when you are on your side, you could press through the Endy Foam layer and hit those firmer layers beneath. This could cause you to feel some more pressure on your shoulders and hips.
That being said, here is how I felt while sleeping on the Endy:
- Lying on my back, the Endy is properly supportive. My hips sink into the Endy Foam, but they are then stopped by the transition and support layers. The Endy Foam also conforms to the shape of my body. All-in-all, it is a good match for me when back sleeping.
- Moving to my side, I feel some good pressure relief on my shoulders and hips. I will note that I only weigh 160 lbs. Those who light- and medium-weight should feel similarly side sleeping on the Endy. Again, heavier side sleepers are going to press in and feel some more pressure.
- While I feel decently supported stomach sleeping on the Endy, those who sleep just on their stomach might want to look for a firmer, more supportive mattress. You might not get enough support on your hips, especially if you are larger.
The Endy has a balanced foam feel. That top layer of Endy Foam is soft but also responsive. It bounces back into place quickly. Lying on the Endy, I sink in, but it is not difficult to move around.
If you share your bed with someone, it is smart to think about motion transfer. Basically, it is important to know whether or not you and your partner will disturb one another. When you move around on your side of the mattress, will your partner feel it on their side? Will they disturb you?
To test how well the Endy isolates motion, I first used a glass of water. I placed the glass on one side of the Endy and pressed into the other side. The water was not disturbed too much. I also lay on the Endy while Marten got in and out of the other side of the bed. His motion did not transfer to me.
Overall, the Endy handles motion transfer well and could be a good mattress for couples.
Couples are also going to want to think about edge support. Edge support is a measure of how secure you feel when sitting or lying near the edge of a mattress. This is important for couples because you both want to make sure that you will have enough room to sleep.
Sitting near the edge of the Endy mattress, the foam does collapse. I don’t feel extremely secure sitting down. Also, when I lie down near the edge of the Endy, I feel a bit like I might roll off the mattress.
The Endy does not feature the best edge support.
Your experience with any given mattress is going to depend greatly on your size and weight. Since I am 5’9″ 160 lbs, I wanted to get a different opinion on the Endy. So, I asked Marten, one of our staff writers and reviewers, to talk about his experience on the Endy. He is 6’7″ and 230 lbs. Let’s see what his experience was like:
Joe said this was a 6.5/10, and I thought it was closer to a 7.5/10. The Endy has a thinner comfort layer so I am pressing right through that and engaging the support layers below. This makes the mattress feel firmer to me than it did to Joe.
Here is how I feel in each sleeping position:
- Starting on my back, the Endy is a decent match for me. My hips sink in but not too far. The Endy Foam is also pressing up into my lumbar area.
- Moving to my side, I am feeling some more pressure on my shoulders and hips than Joe did. I wouldn’t say it is a poor match for side sleeping. However, if you are heavier than 230 lbs and sleep on your stomach, you might want a mattress with a thicker comfort layer.
- When I am on my stomach, the mattress is too soft for me. I am bowing in at the hips and feeling myself get out of alignment. I am also feeling some lower back strain.
If you are a heavier back sleeper, the Endy could work for you. Much heavier side sleepers over 230 lbs might need a softer mattress with a thick comfort layer. Heavier stomach sleepers should find a more supportive mattress.
As I wrote about earlier, heavier people are going to have a different experience on the Endy. You can see that Marten was too large to side sleep on the Endy. He pressed through the top layer and hit the support layers beneath. Also, because of his weight, he was not getting enough support when he was on his stomach.
Unboxing The Endy
It should be very easy to unbox the Endy if you follow these simple instructions. First, when you get your bed-in-a-box mattress at your doorstep, ask a friend to help you move it to your bedroom. It isn’t the heaviest mattress we have tried, but you don’t want to throw your back out!
Next, open the box and remove the rolled-up mattress. Place it on your frame or foundation. Then, carefully cut through the multiple layers of plastic. You don’t want to damage the mattress!
Finally, clear away all of the plastic and other packing materials. You will want to leave the window open and give the mattress a few days to fully expand!
What Makes The Endy Stand Out?
- The Endy has a streamlined design and is a great value.
- Back sleepers should get enough support on the Endy.
- Light- and medium-weight side sleepers should feel great pressure relief on the Endy.
- The Endy is soft and pressure-relieving, but you shouldn’t be getting stuck in the mattress.
- The mattress should be a good match for those who switch positions at night.
The Endy is a very comfortable mattress that should be a good match for back sleepers, lighter side sleepers, and combination sleepers as well. I will caution heavier side sleepers that they might want a mattress with a thicker comfort layer.
The mattress comes with a 10-year warranty, 100-night sleep trial, as well as free shipping and returns. Financing is available and there are other Endy accessories to choose from.
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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