People are hearing more and more about Saatva and Tuft And Needle, as well as the other newer online-only companies, and it’s natural that they would want to know how the different mattresses compare to each other. In this case, I think the Saatva and Tuft & Needle mattresses are quite different, so there are some pretty clear reasons why you would want to choose one over the other. I’ll try to lay out those differences as quickly and clearly as I can here.
Construction / Feel
Saatva has an innerspring construction that has a more traditional mattress feel. Tuft & Needle is a mattress made of polyfoam, so the feel between the two is quite different. If you don’t like foam mattresses, then Saatva would seem to be the clear choice for you. In my opinion, they both have pretty similar firmness, but the overall feel is quite different. To make things as simple as possible, I would think back to the mattresses you have had in the past. If you are used to the innerspring feel and prefer it, then you will probably want to go with Saatva. If you are used to foam mattresses and prefer them, then the Tuft & Needle will be more appropriate for you.
This is a key difference as well. The Tuft & Needle Queen is $600, and that includes free shipping. The Saatva Queen is $899, but that doesn’t include shipping. I don’t think there’s any question that the components of the Saatva are more expensive, so you are paying more to get more, but you will have to balance that against the price difference. Both represent very great value.
Customer Service / Trial Period / Return Policy
Both companies are known for having phenomenal customer service. They also have a great trial period and customer-friendly return policy. While there are small differences here, I wouldn’t base my decision on which company potentially has better customer service or a better return policy because they are both very good.
Who Should Go For The Saatva?
If you are deciding between the two companies, I think the decision can be relatively straightforward. To me, the Saatva should be thought of as a great alternative to the big brand name innerspring mattresses. It can be a great option even for someone who is used to pure foam mattresses, but I would recommend this mainly for people who are used to and like the innerspring feel. Get more information in my Saatva mattress review.
Who Should Go For The Tuft & Needle?
The Tuft & Needle in my opinion is the best mattress at its price point. However, the key words there are “price point.” The Saatva has a more substantial feel to it, but there isn’t really any mattress that I’ve seen that can beat the T&N at its price. If you like foam mattresses, then the Tuft And Needle will suit you better than Saatva. If you have budget concerns or don’t plan on having the mattress for 12-15 years, then go for the Tuft And Needle. Learn more from my Tuft and Needle review.
Is One Better Than The Other?
Personally I prefer the Saatva, but others may prefer the Tuft and Needle (especially if price is a major factor). The decision between Tuft and Needle vs Saatva should be very easy, it really depends on your personal preferences and your budget.
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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