The Tempur-Cloud Supreme and Cloud Elite are two models from Tempur-Pedic that have become very popular. They are on the softer side and both have a lot in common, so naturally, people wonder why they should pick one over the other. While everyone is different, I’ll try to go over a few things people should consider if you are deciding between the two.
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- Both are softer than the average mattress
- Both feature the same TEMPUR-ES (extra soft) material in the comfort layer
- Both have a slow-moving memory foam feel
- Both are probably geared more towards side sleepers than back or stomach sleepers
- The Cloud Elite mattress is softer than the Cloud Supreme mattress
- The Cloud Supreme is $700 cheaper than the Cloud Elite
- The Cloud Elite is one inch thicker overall
- The Cloud Elite uses a thicker layer of the TEMPUR-ES material in the comfort layer
What I Found From Several Live Chat Sessions
I like to try to get some information if possible from the company itself through live chat, and I also did a live chat with Mattress Firm. I was unable to get too much more information about the significant differences between the two mattresses. I was not able to get the exact thickness of each individual layer, and all I was able to get was that the Elite is more expensive, softer, and thicker.
Which Should People Pick?
- People should pick the Cloud Supreme if they sleep in multiple positions throughout the night
- People should pick the Cloud Elite if they are lighter in weight and just sleep on their side
- People should pick the Cloud Supreme if they are on a budget
- People should pick the Cloud Elite if they have the budget for it and want a very soft mattress
My Personal Opinion?
These mattresses are very similar in the construction, feel, and firmness but, given that the Supreme is $700 less expensive, I personally think it provides a better value. If someone definitely knows they want a very soft mattress, then the Elite may be the way to go but, otherwise, I would probably recommend the Supreme to most people.
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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.