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Best Latex Mattresses in 2021

By Colette Murphy

December 4, 2020


Competitive pricing and the rise of online mattress manufacturers have made latex mattresses more popular than ever. Sustainable manufacturing has also had a role to play in this trend. Latex, which is a kind of rubber, offers a unique feel and sleeping experience. All-latex models only have latex as part of their construction, while you have hybrid models where the latex is layered over innerspring coils.

What makes latex so great as a mattress material is that it helps reduce heat while offering a combination of bounce and cushioning. This is in very sharp contrast with memory foam. It's also much more sustainable than foam and offers great durability. Let's take a look at the top 5 best latex mattresses on the market.

ImageProductRatingPrice
Best Latex Mattress
PlushBeds
PlushBeds

Best for:

  • People for whom the environment and sustainability are very important
  • Sleepers who want a level of flexibility in firmness
  • Those who want to be able to choose the height and firmness
9.7
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Best Latex Mattress
EcoCloud
EcoCloud

Best for:

  • Those who want the softness and bounce Talalay latex offers
  • Back and side sleepers
  • People who want to stay cool at night
     
     
9.5
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Best Latex Mattress
Birch
Birch

Best for:

  • People who struggle with temperature control
  • Those looking for a responsible mattress
  • Heavy sleepers
     
     
9.1
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PlushBeds Botanical Bliss

Highlights: All the materials in this bed are backed by rigorous environment certifications and it offers great performance.

This mattress is best for:

  • People for whom the environment and sustainability are very important
  • Sleepers who want a level of flexibility in firmness
  • Those who want to be able to choose the height and firmness

The PlushBeds Botanical Bliss stands apart in the eco-friendly design category. There aren't many manufacturers in the market that can boast that their materials have gone through the same level of certification. It doesn't hurt that it performs very well too.

The cover on this mattress is made of organic cotton which has been certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard Organization. The second layer, which is made of cotton, is also certified. The materials offer great temperature control and better breathability.

The rest of the mattress is made of natural Dunlop latex which has been certified by the Global Organic Latex Standard. There are three layers in the 10-inch model. Each of these layers is 3 inches thick, which makes for 9 inches of pure latex. They also offer a 12 and 9-inch model which has slight variations in terms of thickness.

You can find this mattress in firm, medium, and soft. You can also make minor adjustments to the firmness by unzipping the mattress and rearranging the layers based on firmness. This makes this model very versatile and will accommodate all types of sleeping positions.

You get a 100-night trial with the Botanical Bliss. You can get a free comfort exchange or return the mattress for a refund. The mattress also comes with a 25 warranty.

EcoCloud

Highlights: The EcoCloud stands apart because of its outstanding performance in all categories. The Talalay latex cover along with the lifetime warranty also makes it a top choice.

This mattress is best for:

  • Those who want the softness and bounce Talalay latex offers
  • Back and side sleepers
  • People who want to stay cool at night

The EcoCloud by WinkBeds is a luxury latex hybrid model. What makes this mattress stand out is its great sustainable construction, its softer feel compared to other latex models, and its high performance.

The unit has a wool and organic cover and is great at wicking away moisture while being very breathable. The comfort system is made of 34 sturdy layers of Talalay latex, which has a moderately contouring and bouncy feel. It has a pocketed coil support core consisting of 5 different zones. This allows them to support specific parts of the body more efficiently. The bed has a slightly higher profile than average at around 13 inches high.

The EcoCloud has a medium firm feel (5), which is quite soft when compared to most latex beds. It also gives more pressure relief. It rates well in most categories and is above average when it comes to edge support, pressure relief, durability, and temperature control. It works with virtually all types of sleepers no matter their position or height, but it’s an especially great fit for people who like to sleep on their back and side.

Let us say that this one is fairly expensive, however, like most EcoCloud latex hybrids. It does come with a lifetime warranty and a 120-night trial though, and the company ships to all 50 states.

Birch

Highlights:  Made from ventilated latex and organic wool. Great option for people who want to stay cool at night looking for an eco-friendly option.

This mattress is best for:

  • People who struggle with temperature control
  • Those looking for a responsible mattress
  • Heavy sleepers

This mattress is made by Helix Sleep. The Birch Mattress has a medium firm feel and is a latex hybrid made from sustainable materials.  The top is made of pure organic wool with a ventilated Talalay latex layer right underneath. It also has a pocketed support coil core which provides more support and additional airflow. The last layer is wool batting that is completely organic and the whole unit has an organic control cover for breathability and comfort.

The way the bed is constructed is what makes it such a great option for people with temperature control issues. The ventilated latex along with the wicking wool work to strip heat away from the body and towards the core. This allows heat to dissipate instead of accumulating.

It is a medium firm bed, meaning that it won't contour the body as closely as a memory mattress. This makes it a better option for people 130 pounds or over. However, people who are lighter than that who want a little bit more firmness in a mattress might like it.

The Birch mattress comes with a free 100-night trial and a 25-year warranty. You can also get it shipped to all 50 states for free.

Idle Sleep

Highlights: The Idle Sleep Dunlop latex hybrid offers top of the line temperature control and great long-lasting support.

This mattress is best for:

  • Sleepers looking for something more responsive
  • Hot sleepers
  • Sleepers weighing at least 130 pounds

Idle Sleep offers latex hybrids that are flippable. These are also made using two different types of latex. The model we chose was the Dunlop latex one because it’s more supportive and slightly denser than the Talalay latex version. What separates this model is how responsive it is, which makes it a better option for those who are looking for more springiness in a mattress.

The first layer on this hybrid is made of organic wool. It not only wicks moisture away, but serves as a fire barrier. It also plays an essential role in keeping the body cool. In addition, the latex comfort layer has a series of holes that facilitate ventilation. The support core of the bed is made of coils arranged in zones.

The mattress has sturdier coils on the exterior perimeter. This prevents excessive sinkage when you decide to jump in and out of your bed. The thinner coils in the center help cradle the body. The coils also help with air circulation. It's all these elements combined that make the Dunlop Latex Hybrid so great at keeping temperatures low.

This mattress comes in two firmness levels: firm (8) or medium firm (6). The fact that the mattress is flippable means that you can use the same surface for each mattress or mix and match until you get the ideal feel. The medium firm model contours the body better, but both options offer great support. They are more suited for people 130 pounds or over, especially back and stomach sleepers.

This mattress comes with an 18-month trial period, which is significantly more than most models on the market. It's also backed with a lifetime warranty that will cover the mattress for the whole duration of ownership. The company also ships free to all states in the continental US.

Latex for Less

Highlights: This is one of the most affordable latex models on the market and features a combination of Talalay and Dunlop latex layers with breathable organic wool and cotton.

This mattress is best for:

  • People who want to be able to modify the firmness easily
  • People who prefer low profile models
  • Budget conscious shoppers

The Latex for Less is a no frill straightforward latex mattress that will work for a large portion of sleepers at a price point that won't break the bank.

The top layer is made of organic and breathable GOTS-certified cotton with a layer of wool sitting right underneath. These two layers work together to offer superior temperature control.

The layer underneath the wool is made of up to 2 inches of Talalay latex. This helps give the bed a bouncier feel and helps with contouring as well. This layer has a 6-inch Dunlop latex layer supporting it which not only provides a sturdy solid base, but also plays a role in complementing the comfort layer. The last layer is made of wool.

When the Latex for Less is aligned like it was originally intended, it has a medium feel. But you can flip the mattress with the Dunlop layer facing up, which will give the mattress a slighter firmer feel. This makes it a great option for those who are not sure which firmness is the best for them.

In addition to its low price, the Latex for Less is often advertised with promotions, which brings the price even further down. There is also a cheaper 7-inch version. All the mattresses come with a 20-year warranty and a 120-night trial.

Colette Murphy

About the author

Hi, my name is Collette, I was born, raised in New York where i still currently live. I am currently in my mid thirties and after changed career multiple times and struggling to find a passion I decided to leave the career based live behind and start an online community for like minded people. This community is a safe place for women and like minded men who want to steer clear of misogyny, sexism, degrading comments and racism. I hope you enjoy your stay.

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