UPDATE: As of October 2018, Allswell has discontinued this model. It is no longer available on their website. However, you can still purchase the bed on Walmart.com if you’d like. Click here to see our full review of the company’s latest model, the Allswell Hybrid Mattress.
Allswell makes two mattresses: (1) an all-foam bed and (2) a hybrid bed. In this review we’ll be discussing the all-foam version. If you’re interested in the differences between the two beds, here’s our review video.
As for shipping, returns, etc., each mattress company has their own specific policies, so it’s important to do a little bit of digging. Not everyone sticks to the standard free shipping, 100-night trial period, free returns, and 10-year warranty.
The Allswell brand is actually owned by Walmart and their policies do follow the industry standard, but they also offer white glove delivery. That means that they will not only have the mattress dropped off in a box on your doorstep, but they’ll actually have it hand delivered and even bring it in and set it up for you.
However, pay attention to the fine print and the asterisks, because they do note that you get free mattress removal during white glove delivery “when you waive mattress return.”
The Allswell Foam mattress isn’t the cheapest we’ve seen, but it is pretty affordable. We’ve certainly seen far pricier beds in the industry. You can see a breakdown of the pricing below.
We often have a coupon code for this particular mattress, so check on the right of your screen for that. It’s also worth keeping tabs on the Allswell Home website, because pricing may fluctuate or they may be running deals. In fact, just as we were publishing this review, Allswell cut prices big time for their mattresses. Previously, they were priced around the same as a Casper mattress, but now they sit closer to the Nectar mattress—very interesting.
This Allswell is a 12″ all-foam mattress made with layers of memory foam. The foam used is CertiPUR-US certified, so you can trust it to be non-toxic with minimal off-gassing. It’s a simple construction of a support foam core, a transition layer, and a thin memory foam top layer.
They advertise the mattress as having a specially quilted cover that will keep the bed cool to the touch. And it does a good job of that, but we’ll talk more about temperature regulation later in this post.
You may have noticed, though, that this mattress doesn’t come in all the usual sizes. Allswell only makes this bed in twin, full, queen, and what they call “Supreme Queen,” which is the same as a king. There’s no twin XL or California king option with this one.
We already mentioned above that the cover is designed to promote cool sleeping. It’s also a removable cover, although that’s fairly common and has more to do with the manufacturing process than the consumer. Even though you technically can take the cover off, it’s not recommended that you do. It isn’t machine washable, so there really isn’t a reason to remove it anyway.
If you do need to clean it, you can spot clean with warm water and a little bit of mild detergent. Just dab at the stain or spill, but don’t get it too wet.
You can also look into getting a mattress protector if you’re really concerned about stains and spills. They’re easy to remove and just toss in the wash. There are a lot of affordable options on Amazon. We’d note, though, that a mattress protector can change the feel of the bed slightly and depending on the material, might affect airflow through the bed.
The first thing that comes to mind with this mattress is Oh, this is firm. We tested the “Medium” version of the bed and it’s a medium-firm to firm on our softness/firmness scale, which is actually still slightly softer than the Allswell Hybrid model.
As far as feel, it certainly feels how you’d expect it to based on the construction. It’s firm and supportive with a decidedly foam feel.
If you’re looking for a bed with impressive responsiveness, this isn’t it. It’s pretty slow on the bounce back after being depressed in an area. Responsiveness is what keeps you from leaving the Grand Canyon behind when you roll over, so if you move a lot at night, there are probably better beds to check out.
Despite being a memory foam bed with slow responsiveness, this mattress doesn’t actually leave you feeling “stuck in the mud” like you might expect. The level of firmness helps to combat that undesirable sinkage.
We’re going to have to say no on this one. Allswell’s foam mattress is quite firm, as we’ve said, and doesn’t have much give to it. Because of that, it isn’t going to offer the right pressure relief for those who sleep on their side. Side sleepers need pressure relief in order to accommodate the protrusion of the shoulder and hip and keep the spine aligned.
Why, yes, it is. People who sleep on their back and/or stomach need to have a mattress that keeps their spine in a neutral position by supporting the hips and trunk area.
Allswell’s feel and firmness level is great for back and stomach sleepers who need plenty of support in order to keep their spine in proper alignment.
Your body type will determine what a mattress feels like to you. For example, heavier folks may find a certain bed to be pretty soft, but people who are petite will find that same mattress to be firmer.
Heavier individuals will also need more support from their bed, which is something to think about when looking at the construction and materials used in a mattress you’re considering.
Be sure to keep your body in mind when you go looking for a new mattress and read through all the feel and firmness descriptions.
Small and average sized people will be fine on this mattress as long as they want a firm bed. For really petite people (less than 100 lb), though, it does feel especially firm. If that’s what you’re looking for, it’ll work, but for you itty-bitties out there, know what you’re getting into.
We’d go so far as to say that it’s actually better for heavier folks than for small and average sized folks. It’s firm and supportive like we’ve been saying all along. It still doesn’t have the right pressure relief for strict side sleepers, but if you’re a big dawg, you might get away with spending some time on your side, so long as it isn’t your primary sleep position.
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Good news for couples—the Allswell Foam mattress has impressive edge support. That means you can go ahead and use all available space rather than avoiding those couple of inches around the edge. This is particularly important for couples who are sharing a smaller bed, like a full or a queen. Every inch of the bed is valuable real estate, so sloping roll-off edges are just not going to cut it.
Allswell’s Foam mattress also has good motion transfer control, so you don’t have to worry about jostling your partner awake in the middle of the night. We did the classic glass-of-water-on-the-bed test and there was very little cross-bed motion, so your turning over or midnight snack run isn’t going to interrupt your partner’s sleep.
Ultimately, we think this Allswell is a decent choice for folks sharing a bed, as long as it meets your individual comfort needs.
Literally no one wants to sweat in their sleep. Overheating can be a problem with all-foam beds because if the material is on the dense side, it can stifle airflow. Plus, when you sink into memory foam, it traps the heat around your body.
This mattress, though, isn’t going to be the reason you get too hot at night. Because of that specially quilted fabric we mentioned, this bed sleeps pretty cool. It also helps that you don’t really sink into the mattress, so you avoid being cradled in your body heat. We think this bed is a good option for those who tend to sleep overly warm.
If you like the idea of a cool-sleeping mattress, but this particular one doesn’t sound quite right for you, you might want to check out our Best Cool Mattresses list.
Overall, this isn’t our favorite mattress. However, if what you’re looking for is a firm, cool, affordable bed, this might work for you. Allswell truly does feel like a very thick slab of dense poly foam, topped by a thin layer of memory foam. The bed will sleep cool and will be best for back and stomach sleepers. It’s certainly nothing fancy, but if it suits your needs, congratulations on finding an inexpensive mattress.
Do I need a box spring?
|No, you don't need a box spring. That's generally the case with all-foam beds. You can toss 'em just about anywhere and the Allswell is no exception. The Allswell mattresses don't require any specific type of platform. It's all up to you and what look you want for your room.|
Is there an Allswell store where I can try the mattress out in person?
|Unfortunately, there is not an Allswell showroom for you to visit, which is no surprise since that's more often than not the case with online mattresses. But you do get the 100-night trial, remember? So even though you can't try before you buy, you have time to make sure it's right for you after it arrives.|
Does Allswell offer a financing option?
|Allswell does offer financing through their partner, Affirm, when your order is greater than $250 (excluding taxes and shipping fees). You submit the application during the checkout process and the first payment will be one month after ordering. Financing is only available in the US, though, and currently excludes West Virginia and Iowa. You can find more information on their website.|
What if I need to return the mattress? How does the return process work?
|Don't sweat it. While Allswell offers a 100-night trial period, they would like you to sleep on the mattress for at least 3 weeks to allow your body to fully adjust. To initiate your return, visit the website's return page and they'll reply with step-by-step instructions. Their White Glove partner will call you within 2 business days to schedule the best pick-up date and time.|