It’s a great time to be a latex mattress lover. Every week, it seems like a new latex mattress is hitting the market. It can be hard to keep up!
Now, we have the WinkBeds EcoCloud, a hybrid that contains durable Talalay latex and pocketed coils. I have been a fan of WinkBeds’ other mattresses, such as the original WinkBeds hybrid and the new WinkBeds MemoryLux.
So, I was excited to see how the EcoCloud compared to the other latex mattresses on the market. Is this another quality mattress form WinkBeds? Read on for my full review.
You Might Want To Pick The EcoCloud If:
- You are a hot sleeper. If you are worried about overheating while you sleep, the EcoCloud is a great option. The coils promote airflow through the mattress, while the latex and wool make the top of the mattress breathable. You shouldn’t be sleeping hot on the EcoCloud.
- You are looking for a long-term investment. The EcoCloud contains some very durable materials such as Talalay latex, wool, and pocketed coils. These materials won’t sag quickly, and the EcoCloud should be a longer-lasting mattress.
- You are a larger person. If you are on the heavier side and you need a mattress that can handle your weight, the EcoCloud should work for you. It is a very supportive mattress that contains both latex and pocketed coils. The EcoCloud should meet your extra support needs.
- You are a combo sleeper. For those of you who switch positions at night, the EcoCloud should be a good option. It features a zoned construction that makes the mattress more supportive when you rest on your back and/or your stomach. At the same time, it is softer when you are on your side. It should be a particularly good fit for side and back sleepers.
You Might Not Want To Pick The EcoCloud If:
- You want a very soft or very firm mattress. The EcoCloud is close to medium-firm. If you want a mattress toward the softer or firmer end of the spectrum, this might not be the best choice for you.
- You are a stomach sleeper. While this is a supportive mattress, it might not be the best option for those who sleep primarily on their stomachs. The wool makes it a little too soft so you could feel your hips bowing into the mattress.
- You don’t like a bouncy mattress. The EcoCloud contains latex and pocketed coils, both very responsive materials. They give the mattress a bouncy feel. If you are not a fan of bouncy mattresses, you might want to look elsewhere.
- The mattress is 13” tall.
- The cover is soft and made of organic cotton.
- Right below that, there is a layer of New Zealand wool.
- Then, you have a 4” layer of zoned Talalay latex foam.
- Next, you get a set of zoned pocketed coils.
- The mattress contains an Extra-Edge Anti-Sag Support System. This means the coils are firmer toward the edge of the mattress.
- The EcoCloud is made in the USA.
- The wool toward the top of the mattress adds a bit of fluffiness to the top of the mattress. You get a little bit of soft plushness before you get down to the latex.
- The coils and the layer of Talalay latex are both zoned. This means it is firmer toward the center of the mattress and softer toward the head and foot. With this zoned construction, the EcoCloud will feel firmer when you are back sleeping or stomach sleeping. It will feel softer when you are on your side.
- The combination of latex and pocketed coils should make this a supportive mattress. The mattress should be able to handle even much heavier weights.
- The latex and coils also give this mattress a good amount of bounce. It shouldn’t be hard to move around on the EcoCloud.
This should be a breathable mattress. The coils leave a lot of room for airflow and latex is naturally breathable. You shouldn’t be sleeping hot on the WinkBeds EcoCloud mattress.
- The EcoCloud should also be a longer-lasting mattress that won’t sag quickly. Talalay latex and pocketed coils are both very durable materials so this should be a good long-term investment.
How Does The EcoCloud Compare To Other Latex Mattresses?
As I said before, there are now a number of latex mattresses out there. So, if you are in the market for a latex mattress, why should you choose the EcoCloud over its many competitors?
First off, the EcoCloud is a thick and supportive latex hybrid mattress. With its Talalay latex and pocketed coils, it should be able to support much heavier body weights. This means the EcoCloud should be a great option for larger people. You should get the support you need on the EcoCloud.
Second, the EcoCloud’s zoned construction is very unique. There is zoning in both the latex and coil layers. The zoning makes the EcoCloud a good choice for combination sleepers. If you switch positions at night, the EcoCloud should be a better option than many other latex mattresses. It is especially good for those who sleep on their back and side.
Firmness And Feel
For me, the EcoCloud felt like a 6.5/10 in terms of firmness. On top, you have soft wool, and then you get latex with a bit of give. It is easy to press my hand in, but I quickly hit the firmer layers beneath. Altogether, this gives the mattress a medium firmness.
Here is how I feel sleeping on the EcoCloud:
- When I am back sleeping on the EcoCloud, the mattress is a good match for me. The latex and coils are supporting me, and I am even feeling a bit of contouring. My hips are also allowed to sink into the mattress, but they don’t sink in too far.
- Side sleeping on the EcoCloud, I’m getting some decent pressure relief from the wool layer on top. I am feeling a bit of pressure on my shoulders and hips, but the mattress is still a pretty good fit for side sleeping.
- When I move to my stomach, the mattress is not quite supportive enough for me. Even with its zoned construction, the EcoCloud is not giving me enough support on my hips. I need a firmer mattress for stomach sleeping.
Given that the mattress contains both latex and coils, it does have a bouncy feel. The mattress is very responsive so I don’t sink in too far, and it is very easy to move around.
For those of you who sleep with a partner, it is worth thinking about motion transfer. You want to know if you will feel every movement your partner makes at night. You also want to make sure you aren’t disturbing them!
Some types of materials are better at handling motion transfer than others. For instance, memory foam is great at isolating motion. Sadly, latex does not isolate motion quite so well.
So, I was not surprised by the EcoCloud’s lack of motion isolation. I placed a glass of water on the mattress and pressed into the other areas of the mattress. I did see some disturbance in the water. Also, I lay down on the EcoCloud while Marten moved around on the other side of the mattress. I did feel his motion transfer to me.
If you do sleep with a partner, it is possible you two could feel each other’s movements.
Couples should also look for edge support when they are shopping for a mattress. You both want to make sure that you can sleep toward the edge and actually use the whole mattress!
The EcoCloud contains both latex and pocketed coils. Also, the EcoCloud’s coils are firmer toward the edge of the mattress. So, when I sit near the edge of the EcoCloud, I feel very secure. I also feel like I can sleep all the way at the edge of the EcoCloud without rolling off.
All in all, the EcoCloud has great edge support.
When you are looking for a mattress, it is always a good idea to think about your weight and size. Since I am 5’9″ 160 lbs, I wanted to bring in Marten, who is 6’7″ 230 lbs, to give a different perspective. Here is what he thought about the EcoCloud.
In terms of firmness, I thought this was close to a 7.5/10.
I am a larger person than Joe so I am pressing further into the mattress. This causes me to feel more pressure than he did. I will note that this is a zoned mattress. The firmness will vary depending on your sleeping position.
Here is how I feel sleeping on the EcoCloud:
- When I am on my back, the mattress is a nice match for me. My hips sink in just the right amount and the mattress supports me overall.
- When I move to my side, I am feeling some firmness on my shoulders and hips. Even with the zoned construction, I am pressing through the fluffy wool and hitting the firmer layers beneath.
- At the same time, when I am stomach sleeping, the mattress is too soft for me. The top of the mattress is soft and fluffy and lets my hips bow in a fair amount. I don’t feel well-aligned when I am stomach sleeping on the EcoCloud.
So, if you are a heavier back sleeper, this should be a great match. If you are a heavier side sleeper or stomach sleeper, I would look elsewhere.
Marten’s experience is pretty much what I expected. Heavier back sleepers will definitely get enough support on the EcoCloud. Heavier side sleepers might want to find a mattress with a thick soft comfort layer. Heavier stomach sleepers should find a firmer mattress.
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Unboxing The EcoCloud
The EcoCloud will arrive at your house in a cardboard box. This is a heavier mattress so you are going to want to get someone to help you move the box to your bedroom.
Then, you will take the rolled-up mattress out of the box. Place it on your frame or foundation and you are then ready to start cutting through the plastic. Do this carefully because you don’t want to damage your mattress.
The EcoCloud is going to expand very quickly. Once you clear away the packing materials, the mattress should be ready to use almost immediately!
What Makes The EcoCloud Stand Out?
- The EcoCloud contains all-natural materials, making it an eco-friendly mattress.
- The mattress contains very durable components so it should be longer-lasting.
- The EcoCloud is very supportive and should be a good match for larger sleepers.
- The mattress is breathable and should create a cooler sleeping surface.
- It features a zoned construction that offers both comfort and support.
In the end, the EcoCloud is a great option for larger sleepers, combo sleepers, and hot sleepers. However, if you are a stomach sleeper and you don’t like a bouncy mattress, I would look elsewhere.
The EcoCloud comes with a 120-night sleep trial and an “Any Reason Replacement Guarantee.” This means that you can replace your mattress with a new one for half of the original price. They also offer free shipping, returns, and financing. They also offer two other types of mattresses, their original hybrid, and the MemoryLux.
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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