In today’s day and age, we realize a lot of folks would rather watch than read when learning about new products. If that’s you, here’s a quick review video about the Allswell Home hybrid bed-in-a-box.
There is only so much detail we could cram into one video though. Keep reading to learn more about this budget-friendly mattress.
However, in October 2018, the company discontinued the all-foam model and introduced the Allswell Hybrid Mattress (the focus of this review) as its replacement. The all-foam version, for those of you who care, is still available to purchase on Walmart’s website but not Allswell’s website.
In addition, it’s worth mentioning that we’re not 100% sure where the mattresses are manufactured. The company’s website is a little vague on the subject. Previously, both Allswell models were manufactured by Zinus in China.
However, the new hybrid model arrived in a box that stated it was shipped from Brooklyn Bedding, which is one of the most reputable bed-in-a-box manufacturers in the industry. That leads us to believe that Allswell switched contract manufacturers and now both beds (or at least one) are made right here in the USA.
Like Casper, Leesa, GhostBed and other popular bed-in-a-box companies, Allswell Home offers very friendly customer policies. The Allswell Hybrid mattress ships for free and arrives at your door compressed and rolled-up in a box. Once the box arrives, just move it to your desired room and unroll the bed onto your frame.
Once you get the mattress all setup, it’s recommended you let it fully inflate for about 24-48 hours before sleeping on it. Here’s a look at the unboxing process.
If you don’t want to setup the mattress yourself, Allswell does offer white glove delivery for a $99 fee. This means an actual person (or two) will deliver the mattress and set it up for you. You don’t even need to lift a finger. For an additional $50, the delivery crew will haul away your old mattress as well. Alternatively, you can opt for free mattress removal if you waive the risk-free trial period.
Speaking of the aforementioned trial period, once the mattress arrives, Allswell Home offers consumers a 100 night risk-free testing period. Essentially, the company allows you test the bed in the comfort of your own home for more than three months to decide whether you truly like it or not.
If, after three weeks on the bed, you decide the mattress isn’t right for you, no problem, you can get your money back. All you have to do is contact Allswell customer support and they’ll schedule for the bed to be picked-up and donated to a charity. Once the mattress has been removed, the company will issue you a refund in full.
Lastly, Allswell Home backs their mattresses with a 10 year warranty. You can read more about what the warranty entails on the company’s website. Also, just so you know, the policies we just covered (free shipping and returns, 100 night trial period and extended warranty) are pretty standard for the mattress-in-a-box industry.
Since the company offers two different hybrid mattresses, we thought we’d quickly cover how they differ. Here are the primary variances between the Allswell Hybrid Mattress (base model) and Allswell Luxe Hybrid Mattress (premium option).
In this review, we are primarily going to focus on the base Allswell Hybrid model. If you want more details about the Luxe model, be sure to check out our Mattress Reviews page.
The Allswell Hybrid mattress is priced very affordably. It’s quite a bit cheaper than the average bed-in-a-box. Given the bed’s high-quality construction and the fact that it’s manufactured by a well-respected bedding company, we think this mattress in an excellent value. Here’s how pricing breaks down by size. It’s worth noting that the bed is not offered in Twin XL or California King sizes.
We have some more good news for you. Allswell Home regularly offers coupon codes and promo codes to make their mattresses even more affordable. They don’t do it all the time but around major holidays we’ve seen them offer $50-$100 off. Check the green discount box on the right hand side of the screen to see if the company is currently offering a discount.
As the name implies, this is a hybrid mattress that is comprised of both layers of foam and coils. In total, the bed comes in a 10″ thick.
For the very base, the bed uses a thin layer of dense poly foam. This layer doesn’t do much from a practical standpoint other than provide a foundation for the coils above to sit on. On that note, the next layer is comprised of 6″ individually wrapped coils. Together these coils serve as the primary support framework for the bed.
Sitting on top of the coils is a 2″ layer of soft poly foam. This layer is there to serve as a transition from the coils below. Finally, for the top, the bed uses a quilted cover that includes 3/4″ of gel memory foam. Overall, the quilted cover gives the bed a premium look and feel.
As we eluded to above, the bed has a quilted cover, which means it’s non-removable. As such, if you happen to spill something or the cover gets dirty somehow, you won’t be able to just unzip it and throw it in the wash. Instead, you’ll have to spot clean the cover with a mild detergent and some water.
In all honesty, that’s how you clean most bed-in-a-box covers (even the ones that are removable) so really it’s not a big deal at the end of the day.
If you’re concerned about your mattress getting dirty, you may want to look into purchasing the Allswell Mattress Cover to protect against stains. Alternatively, you can always shop among the hundreds of mattress protectors on Amazon.
Before we get into the the next section, it’s important to understand how your body type, BMI and weight affect how you perceive a mattress to feel. The same mattress can feel quite different to various sized sleepers.
For example, large individuals generally think most mattresses land on the softer side of the spectrum. These types of sleepers exert more force onto a bed’s surface compared to smaller sized sleepers and as a result tend to sink further into the top comfort layers.
Petite individuals, on the other hand, tend to sleep more on top of the bed’s surface (rather than in it) since they place less pressure on the mattress. Correspondingly, these types of sleepers tend to think most mattresses land on the firmer side of the spectrum.
In our reviews, we typically write through the perspective of an average sized sleeper. However, we’ll also make sure to address other body types later in this post. Spoiler alert: we think the Allswell Hybrid mattress is viable for people of all shapes and sizes.
Although the mattress incorporates a layer of memory foam quilted into the cover, we wouldn’t say the mattress has an overwhelming memory foam feel. You do get a slight hint of memory foam but overall, we think the mattress has more of a soft, neutral-foam feel.
What we mean by the term “neutral” is that the top layers are soft and comfortable (like memory foam) but they don’t really conform or contour to your body’s shape like you would get with the top layers on a true memory foam bed. All in all, we think the bed feels most similar to the firm version of the Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress.
In terms of responsiveness, the top layers don’t immediately snap back to position after pressure is released off the bed but we wouldn’t categorize them as slow either. At the end of the day, you don’t get any sort of stuck-in-the-mud sensation with this bed. We found it very easy to switch between sleeping positions.
This is good news for active sleepers who move around a lot. Sometimes with beds that contain memory foam, these types of sleepers will feel like they’re kind of stuck-in-the-bed, which can make it more difficult to switch from their back to their stomach or vice versa. Luckily, that’s not the case with the Allswell Hybrid Mattress.
Moving on, we think the mattress comes in around a medium to medium-firm on our soft-to-firm scale. The bed is firmer than the average bed-in-a-box but we still think it offers a pretty nice balance between comfort and support.
Keep your weight in mind when thinking about firmness. Like we mentioned earlier, this topic is quite subjective. For example, a larger person (call it 250+ pounds) will likely feel the Allswell Hybrid mattress lands closer to a medium designation, while a smaller person will likely find it lands closer to a medium-firm rating.
Although the mattress lands on the firmer side of the spectrum, we do think the Allswell Hybrid is a somewhat viable option for primary side sleepers, though not if you’re looking for a truly soft mattress.
Typically, people who spend a lot of time on their side prefer softer mattresses that sort of cradle their pressure points. The Allswell Hybrid mattress won’t cradle your hips and shoulders like Purple beds, for example, but the top layers are still soft and accommodating nonetheless. Our testing team didn’t experience any discomfort or pain while laying on their side.
All things considered, we wouldn’t include this mattress on our list of the Best Mattresses For Side Sleepers, but it’s comfortable enough for side sleepers to get by with, especially if they’re a bit heavier in terms of weight.
Yes, we think the Allswell Hybrid mattress is ideal for back and stomach sleepers. Unlike side sleepers, back and stomach sleepers generally prefer firmer mattresses that provide a good amount of support. In our experience, the Allswell Hybrid mattress does just that. Our testing team felt they received the necessary support under their lower back/trunk and that their hips stayed in proper alignment with the rest of their body.
If you’re a primary stomach or back sleeper and you need extra lumbar support, you may want to take a closer look at the Allswell Luxe Hybrid. This model is a bit firmer and provides slightly more support than the base model.
Overall, we think the Allswell Hybrid mattress is a good choice for combo sleepers who rotate between positions. The bed provides just enough pressure relief to be accommodating for side sleepers and a good amount of support for back and stomach sleepers.
Plus, as we mentioned above, you won’t ever feel like you’re stuck in the bed, which allows combination sleepers to rotate between positions easily.
The Allswell Hybrid mattress will work just fine for folks who weigh less than 150 pounds. Everything we said above holds true for these body types. However, keep in mind, the mattress will feel even firmer for lighter sleepers. Given this, lighter sleepers who spend a lot of time on their side may find the bed too firm.
The Allswell Hybrid mattress is one of the few bed-in-a-box mattresses under $500 that will work for people who weigh more than 250 pounds. We say that for two primary reasons. First, the bed is on the firmer side of the spectrum.
This means sleepers (even heavy ones) will lay more on top of the bed’s surface as opposed to sinking far down into the top layers. Sometimes with extra plush beds, heavy people will find that their hips sink too far down into the mattress and fall out of proper alignment with the rest of their body.
More importantly, the bed uses coils for its primary support structure. This is important because coils provide more support and last longer than dense poly foams that all-foam beds use for their foundations. Between the coils and the firmness of the bed, we think large individuals will be just fine on this mattress.
No, we don’t think you’ll heat up on this bed. In our experience, you sleep more temperature neutral. In other words, the bed won’t be the primary reason why you warm up or cool-off throughout the night. We feel this way for two reasons.
First, not to beat a dead horse, but the bed lands closer to a firm rating than a soft rating. Again, you’ll sleep more on top of the bed rather than in it. This should help you from feeling like the top layers are wrapping or hugging your body (the less friction, the cooler you’ll sleep). Further, the bed contains only a thin layer of memory foam (generally known for retaining heat) and the coils in the bed allow for a decent amount of airflow.
It’s important to note that temperature regulation is a finicky subject. You could have the coolest sleeping bed on the planet but if you crank up your heater to the highest setting, chances are you won’t sleep very cool.
In other words, external factors play a role when it comes to how warm or cool you sleep. For example, where you live (Florida vs Alaska), your thermostat settings and what kind of sheets/comforter you use can all affect your sleeping temperature.
Lastly, we think the Allswell Hybrid mattress will work just fine for couples who sleep together (get your mind out of the gutter). The bed performs well in terms of limiting motion transfer and edge support. These are two important factors for couples to consider when shopping for a new mattress.
First, despite the coils which give the bed a little bounce, the top layers actually deaden movement pretty well. In our tests, we noticed very little motion that was transferred from one side of the bed to the other.
As you see above, the water in the glass stays fairly stable. This is good for couples in which one partner has a case of the jimmy legs (i.e. kicks or moves around a lot). The better a bed is at isolating motion, the better night of sleep each partner will get. In simple terms, you won’t wake up every time your partner switches positions or gets up to fetch a glass of water.
Next, the bed provides pretty decent edge support. It’s not the best edge support we’ve ever seen or tested but it’s good enough to get the job done.
This is an especially important subject for partners who share a smaller sized mattress like a full or queen. Good edge support means there is more useful space for both people to spread out without feeling like they’ll slip off the edge. Contrary to popular belief, not all couples like to cuddle throughout the night.
All in all, we are big fans of this mattress. It’s comfortable, accommodates all body/sleeper types and performs well in almost every category. Add in the fact that it’s extremely affordable and you’re looking at one of the best value beds on the market. Don’t be surprised if it lands on a number of our Best Mattress lists.
As an addendum to the review, I want to discuss how the Allswell Hybrid compares to a few other mattresses you can buy online. These won’t be full comparisons, but they’ll give you a decent idea of how Allswell stacks up.
Casper — While Allswell mixes coils and foam, Casper is an all-foam bed with a neutral overall feel. Allswell is a bit firmer than Casper and has more of a memory foam feel. Laying on Casper is a bit like laying on a huge piece of softer foam. Between the two, we’d probably give the edge to Casper for petite side sleepers. That said, for heavier individuals, we’d prefer Allswell, so it really just comes down to what you want in a bed. Further, there’s almost no comparison on price. Allswell is far more affordable than Casper. That’s not to say that Casper isn’t a good value—it’s just that Allswell has Walmart pricing.
Purple — We’re looking at two completely dissimilar beds now. Purple uses a proprietary top layer dubbed Hyper-Elastic Polymer, which isn’t a foam, but has some of the advantages of foam. As of early 2019, there are four Purple mattresses (original, 2, 3, and 4). All of them use this special top layer. Laying on a Purple mattress is like laying on an eight-foot-long Dr. Scholl’s insole. It’s responsive, soft yet firm, and really unique. Therefore, if you want something new, try Purple, but if you want something more traditional, look into Allswell.
Layla — Allswell has a hint of memory foam, while Layla has a fluffy, soft memory foam feel. Layla also does not have coils, so it’s best for medium and petite folks, whereas Allswell can handle big and small dudes alike. One interesting feature that Layla has that Allswell does not is a double-sided/flippable design with a soft side and a firm side. This allows consumers two options to get things right with the same mattress. We like the concept, but it’s not totally necessary if you know what you’re getting with a new mattress.
GhostBed Luxe — Between the two, GhostBed Luxe has more of a true memory foam feel, though, we didn’t get an overwhelming “stuck” feeling with the bed. Further, GhostBed Luxe has a special cover that actively cools you down throughout the night. In other words, this is a proper cooling mattress, while Allswell is basically temperature-neutral. Both are on the firmer end and are quite supportive, so it really comes down to a preference for price and some of the other features of the beds.
How did the Slumber Yard team get this mattress?
|Allswell Home sent us this mattress for free in order to test it. However, we did not receive any monetary compensation from the company to provide this post. We retain full editorial control over the reviews we publish.|
Do I need to put the Allswell mattress on a box spring?
|The Allswell Hybrid mattress is compatible with most slatted frames and foundations in addition to box springs.|
Is the Allswell mattress safe to sleep on?
|Yes, the Allswell mattress is made with foams and materials that are CertiPUR certified, meaning they are free from mercury, lead, ozone depleters and any other harmful chemicals or toxins.|
Where can I test the Allswell mattress?
|As of the date of this post, Allswell mattresses are not available to test in retail stores. However, the company does offer a 100 night risk-free home trial period for you to try out the bed. We expect that sometime the future, Allswell will be available in Walmart stores, but we haven't seen any pop up just yet.|
Does Allswell Home ship internationally?
|Right now, Allswell Home only ships to customers located in the United States. We imagine that they'll add Canada and the UK in the future, but as of early 2019, Allswell was a US-only product.|