I was excited to review the Spindle mattress because it is the least expensive natural latex mattress that I have reviewed.
Overall I was really impressed by the mattress, but had a few complaints as well (see how Spindle compares HERE). I think the ability to rearrange the layers is really cool and unique, and it makes it maximize the chances you are going to like the firmness level of your mattress. The mattress is also going to be very durable, so it will last you a very long time.
Read my full Spindle mattress review for my personal experience.
You will love the Spindle mattress if you…
- Want an all-natural mattress – the Spindle mattress is 100% natural, which is very unique in the mattress industry (see Zenhaven as another option)
- Want great value – though Spindle is still more expensive than a lot of bed-in-a-box options, it is the least expensive all-natural mattress I have reviewed and in my opinion is an incredible mattress for the price
- Want firmness options – You can rearrange the Spindle mattress layers to adjust the firmness (see my example video below)
- Want a bouncier foam feel – latex mattresses have a similar comfort/support tradeoff to memory foam, however they don’t have that “stuck in the bed” feeling that some people associate with memory foam
You may not like the Spindle mattress if you…
- Don’t want assembly – Spindle comes in three separate boxes and requires some assembly. It’s a straightforward process, but more work than the average mattress
- Want the memory foam feel – Spindle is all foam, but has a different feel than a traditional memory foam mattress (think Tempurpedic)
Mattress Assembly and Firmness Adjustment
The Spindle mattress will arrive in three boxes. Assembly is somewhat involved, but as you can see in the video below, pretty straightforward.
The process is definitely more complicated than the average mattress, but overall easy to manage (you may need assistance if you can’t easily move around). I did end up adjusting the layers a few times after the initial assembly to get the edges perfectly aligned, but overall the mattress felt great and ready to sleep on right out of the boxes.
By changing the order of the latex layers (and sometimes flipping them upside down) you can adjust the firmness of the mattress. I had mine in a medium-firm setting. I suggest you follow the instructions on the Spindle mattress site if you want a different setting.
See the feel and firmness in the video below:
Motion Transfer Test
The Spindle mattress is all foam, so we expect it to perform well in the mattress motion transfer test.
Below see how the object is barely disturbed as I move around on the mattress, making it a great mattress for couples.
As you can see in my assembly video, I set the mattress up for the medium firmness setting. I chose this because I’m primarily a side sleeper, so generally this is a good place to start.
The mattress was great on my side, and very comfortable on my back and stomach as well. The first night there were a few lumps on the edges due to the layers being slightly misaligned, but I was able to unzip it and line them up perfectly after a few tries.
The big thing with a latex mattress is the bounce, Spindle has plenty of that (see common latex complaints). I really like the feel, it makes it really easy to move around and get out of the bed (plus much better for sex), but note that it is distinctly different than a memory foam feel.
The assembly part is a bit of a pain – and if you plan on switching the firmness regularly (for some reason) it could get annoying. But really once you get it set up, the hard part is over and you won’t have to revisit it again for a long time.
Spindle Natural Latex Mattress Construction
As you know at this point in the review, Spindle is all-natural latex. At this price point it’s rare to see an all-natural mattress, so I’m very impressed in that regard.
Latex is a great sleeping surface because it feels like memory foam (in terms of support and comfort), but also has more “spring” to the foam, so you don’t get a sinking-in feeling. It also sleeps much cooler than memory foam in general.
Spindle imports their own latex (primarily from Guatemala) and gets their wool and organic cotton from the US. They do disclose the ILDs for the latex, but urge on their site to only consider it lightly when comparing latex mattresses. They also have the Oeko-Tex 100 – Class I (the most stringent standard) latex certification.
Overall Spindle is very transparent with their materials and clearly go the extra mile to produce a very natural mattress.
Other Things To Note
- They offer a 10 year warranty and a 25 year comfort life program
- They manufacture the mattress as well, and buy the latex and fabric directly from source
- Spindle will occasionally go on sale – but they have a 60 day price guarantee, where they will refund the difference if the price drops
- Spindle is manufactured in the USA
Spindle was very comfortable to sleep on, and I’m really impressed to see a quality natural latex mattress at this price point (see more reviews). I personally think that a natural mattress is a great investment, and Spindle makes it so that more people are financially able to make the investment.
Overall I definitely recommend the mattress. Other than a little more assembly than normal, Spindle really stands out from the competition.
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