Before we really sink our teeth in, let’s cover a few policy items that will be present with both Allswell and Saatva.
- Free Delivery — While they used different methods, Allswell and Saatva both do not charge you extra for mattress shipping.
- Trial Period — Again, while this is different for both companies, you do get a trial period during which you can test the mattress. For Saatva it’s 180 nights and for Allswell it’s 100 nights.
- Warranty — Saatva backs their Classic mattress with a 15-year warranty, while all three Allswell mattresses carry a standard 10-year warranty.
One key difference in terms of policies—aside from white glove delivery versus FedEx—is that Allswell comes with 100% free returns during their trial period. Saatva technically also has free returns, but they do charge you a $99 “Transportation Fee” or “Handling Fee” to return the bed inside the trial window. The reason they have a fee is that they incur more costs with getting the mattress to you.
Why You Should Buy Allswell — There are several reasons why a person might prefer “The Allswell” mattress over Saatva. The first such reason is price, which we will discuss below. Keep in mind as well that Allswell Home sells another two beds on their website that are a little thicker and softer than The Allswell.
Can’t Beat The Price Of Allswell — Regardless of which bed we’re comparing to Allswell, the story is largely the same, at least when we discuss price. Allswell is perhaps the most affordable mattress from a reputable brand. Below are more details, but suffice it to say that if you’re on a cup-of-noodle budget, Allswell is the clear winner.
While prices might change in the future, for the queen size, Allswell has a selling price of around $375. If you aren’t too familiar with mattresses online, a $375 queen bed typically means that it’s going to be terrible. Allswell, however, would be a really nice mattress even if the price was $800. Also do remember that the price above is pre-discount. Often times, Allswell run sales on their website during major holidays, which can either save you money outright or get you a free gift with your purchase.
Saatva is also largely considered a “good value.” It might not be as cheap as Allswell, but it sure offers a ton for the money. The MSRP of a queen size Saatva is around $1,500. Again, if you’re not all that informed when it comes to buying a mattress online, $1,500 is a good deal for a mattress like Saatva. Interestingly, Saatva thinks the same thing. They rarely publicize discounts. You can check Saatva’s website for current specials, but we cannot guarantee anything. Regardless, Saatva is quite a mattress.
Feel/Firmness — We will discuss Saatva’s overall feel below, but one reason you might prefer Allswell is that it has a general foam feel. In other words, you can’t tell what type of foam it uses. As such, it’s just a quick and easy pick for people that like a firmer mattress.
Allswell might not be an extra firm mattress, but it does sit between a medium and medium-firm. As such, it should be good for all sleep styles, though, if we had to pick, we consider it better for stomach and back sleepers than side sleepers.
Why You Need To Buy Saatva — To be clear, we are not imploring you to do anything, but we do want to explain the relative advantages for the Saatva mattress. Spoiler alert: it has very few downsides, so it’s easy to say good things about Saatva.
In this guide we’re focusing on the Classic mattress, but Saatva sells a number of mattresses on their website. They have a memory foam mattress, Loom and Leaf, a latex mattress, Zenhaven, and a few others.
Pillow Top — This is not just an innerspring mattress, it’s also a supportive pillow top mattress with organic cotton. If you like that fluffy and airy type feel, you’ll almost certainly appreciate the Saatva mattress.
Firmness Levels — Saatva allows you to select the firmness level that you feel is best. They have a Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, and Firm. Most people will get the Luxury Firm, but we do really appreciate that they make multiple comfort profiles.
- Plush Soft — Medium firmness with a really fluffy pillow top. Good for all sleep styles, and the best option Saatva makes for side sleepers.
- Luxury Firm — About a medium-firm, which means it’s best for combination, back, and stomach sleepers.
- Firm — If you want a truly firm mattress, get this model.
Saatva HD — While Allswell is a supportive coil mattress, Saatva HD takes support to the next level. It’s largely the same mattress as the Classic, but with even more durability and support.
If you’re over 300 lbs, you’ll want to look into Saatva HD. There’s a chance that it’s the nicest mattress we’ve ever tested—and we’ve tried over 150 of them.