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|Allswell is one of the best innerspring mattress brands, particularly if you want a few options to choose from that all retail below the $1K mark (for the queen size). For the money, it's hard to do any better than an Allswell Home mattress.|
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In this comparison we have mini reviews of both Allswell and Tuft & Needle, however, in an effort to make the story easier to digest, here’s a look at the main points:
Aside from the list above, both brands offer free shipping and returns, a 100-night trial period, and a 10-year warranty.
Why Allswell Is Better — You can learn everything you need to know about Allswell is our full review, however, as it relates to this comparison, here’s why you might prefer Allswell.
Price — Incredibly, Allswell is cheaper than Tuft & Needle, by a wide margin. The queen size base model from Allswell has an MSRP of around $350-$400. And that’s before any promotions or discounts are applied. You can check Allswell’s website for their current deals.
As for Tuft & Needle, it’s also highly affordable with an MSRP of around $600 for the queen bed. Ordinarily, we would talk at length about what a great value Tuft & Needle is, but when you look at it next to Allswell, it’s hard to argue why T&N is more cost-effective. Even so, you can check T&N’s website for deals since they regularly do offer bundles and sales that can save you money.
Coil Design — There are two reasons why you might prefer the innerspring design of Allswell to the all-foam design of Tuft and Needle.
Firstly, for heavy individuals that weigh over ~230 lbs, a coil bed is recommended. Remember, though, Tuft and Needle does offer a hybrid model, but it’s far more expensive than the beds from Allswell. Whether you go with Tuft & Needle Hybrid or one of the Allswell mattresses, the fact remains that typically a coil bed is preferred for heavy people.
The second reason a coil bed might be better for you is simply that some people prefer a little bounce with their mattress. Whether it’s nostalgia or comfort, we don’t know, but there are plenty of people that specifically ask us for hybrid or innerspring beds.
Firmness Level — Firmness is a relative subject, but everyone will agree that Allswell is a little firmer than Tuft & Needle. We consider Allswell to be a medium to medium-firm, whereas we rate T&N has a true medium.
As such, back and stomach sleepers will likely prefer Allswell, and side sleepers will likely prefer Tuft and Needle. It’s up to you.
Why Tuft & Needle Wins — As you’d expect, plenty of people prefer Tuft & Needle over Allswell. After all, T&N is (easily) a top 10 mattress brand online. Here are the major reason why Tuft and Needle is better.
Overall Feel — It’s difficult to “place” the feel of Allswell. It just feels like a firmer mattress, but you can’t really tell what types of foams it uses (memory foam for the record). The same is true of Tuft & Needle; it just feels like a soft foam mattress.
In fact, Tuft and Needle doesn’t even really have a signature or unique feel. That’s part of the charm of the mattress—almost everyone finds T&N comfortable.
Side Sleepers — While T&N isn’t the best foam mattress for side sleepers, we would prefer it over Allswell for this type of sleeper. It offers a little more pressure relief and cushioning for your shoulders and hips.
You should also keep in mind that, while the original bed isn’t our favorite side sleeper bed, Tuft & Needle Mint is a simply fantastic mattress for side sleepers.
All Foam Design — Earlier we noted that there are advantages with a coil bed. The same is true of an all-foam bed. For instance, you have less bounce, which can make the sleeping experience more comfortable for people with fibromyalgia, body aches, other ailments.
In other words, a foam bed offers better motion isolation. If you sleep with a sensitive sleeper (or perhaps you wake easily), you’ll likely want a foam bed.