The Craigs Bed joins a number of new bed-in-a-box mattress companies looking to disrupt the traditional industry model by designing their own mattress and shipping it directly to your door, straight from the factory. The difference with The Craigs Bed is that it is designed by straight shooter and mattress store owner Craig. He has spent the last 6 years selling mattresses out of his Midtown Manhattan mattress store, learning what makes a great mattress and hearing what customers actually want. This experience culminated in The Craigs Bed, a high quality memory foam mattress that has been getting rave reviews.
The Craigs Bed comes in a box (as shown to the left). It’s surprising to most that their big mattress can fit inside a box, but new compressing technology has made it possible. This makes the Craigs Bed easier to ship and move around – but know that once it’s out of the box, it’s not going back in!
When you unbox the mattress, give it a few hours to fully decompress. It will take at least that long to reach it’s final firmness as the foam becomes less compact.
Most of the time it’s actually quite expensive to make and sell a mattress. There are manufacturing costs, inventory costs, and lots of selling costs along the way as various players take their cut. However with The Craigs Bed, the last part of the cost is taken out as the bed is shipped from the factory to your door. This savings allows The Craigs Bed to sell for significantly less than it would if you came across the exact same bed in your corner mattress store.
The specs are clearly laid out on The Craigs Bed website, but here’s a brief overview so that you know the why as well as the what behind the mattress:
With latex on top and memory foam below, you get the benefits of latex (the mattress doesn’t sleep hot, more “spring” in the mattress) with the benefits of memory (fantastic comfort and support). You probably aren’t so familiar with mattress specs, but the ILD and lb composition of the latex and gel memory foam indicate that the mattress is very high quality.
The Craigs Bed is not one that is talked about very often in mattress world, but it actually ended up being one of my favorites that I have tried. You can tell that it’s very high quality, and is very comfortable. Plus personally, the natural latex is a seller since it’s just fewer chemicals near the sleeping surface. I think if you are a memory foam person, and this is in your target budget, you would be hard pressed to do better.
This post was last updated on May 22nd, 2017 at 4:08 pm
Joe is the editor of Mattress Clarity. When he isn't testing sleep products, he enjoys working out, reading, and playing classical piano.