Who Is It Best For?
All body types
People that want a firmer, extra-supportive mattress
Who Won’t Love It?
Anyone looking for a plush mattress
If you have a budget of only $1,000

Big Fig Mattress Overview

Not all mattresses are made for all bodies. In fact, a large number of mattresses simply aren’t suited to handle more than the average weight. If you’re looking for a mattress built to support heavier body types, the Big Fig is one to consider. Our Big Fig mattress review will tell you everything you need to know if you’re considering buying this bed.

  • Big Fig Mattress Review Video

    We are really into video reviews. We think they show more and allow us to clearly convey what a bed is like. Here is our full video review for the Big Fig mattress.

    We are really into video reviews. We think they show more and allow us to clearly convey what a bed is like. Here is our full video review for the Big Fig mattress.

Big Fig Mattress Firmness And Feel

How firm is the Big Fig mattress?

When we tested the Big Fig mattress, we found that it landed around a medium-firm to firm on the firmness scale. That would mean this is one of the firmer mattresses you can buy online, but it still has a little bit of give and cushion in those top layers. Not too firm, but not what we would call soft.


How does the Big Fig bed feel?

The Big Fig mattress has that traditional innerspring feel to it thanks to the amount of coils in the bed. However, the thick layer of latex foam near the top gives the bed a soft, thin pillow top feel. The best way we can describe it is that it’s like laying on a dense chunk of earth with a thin layer of soft, comfortable grass at the top.

But that’s for an average-sized person. A heavy person (who the bed is designed for) will feel the bed is softer because they will sink in and experience more of the soft latex foam top layer. One of our team members weighs around 240 lb and thinks the mattress is more in that medium-firm range. Someone who weighs 300 lb or more might think it’s more of a medium.

Big Fig Construction And Design

The Big Fig bed is a beast of a mattress at a whopping 13″ thick. If you want to opt in to purchase The Big Fig foundation, it features 18 2.5″ wide slats and double center rails, which means it’s able to support five times the weight of a normal foundation. These features are part of what make this mattress so great for people over 230 lbs.. The layers of the mattress itself are as follows:

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Construction overview of the Big Fig mattress
  • Support layer —it begins with a thin layer of high-density foam that is supposed to add edge-to-edge support. The high-density edge foam then continues up and encases the next layer.
  • Coil layer — Big Fig states it uses 1,600 individual coils (king size), which is about 50 percent more than the typical innerspring mattress. The layer of coils gives the bed extra support and a little bounce. In general, coils are more durable and supportive than the typical dense polyurethane foams most online mattresses use for their support structure. This obviously goes along with Big Fig’s marketing strategy towards heavy people.
  • Transition layers — On top of the coils are three layers of poly foam, which act as a transition from the coils and also help protect against sagging.
  • Comfort layer — The final layer is perforated, gel-infused latex foam as the comfort layer for the bed. The perforated design is supposed to help with airflow.
  • Mattress cover – Wrapping these layers is a non-removable, quilted cover that does have thermogel infused to help with cooling. Because it is a non-removable cover, spot clean the mattress with a spray upholstery cleaner and a soft cloth if you spill something on it

Big Fig Sleeper Type Analysis

Weight is something that often goes overlooked when shopping for a mattress. A lot of times, shoppers are too worried about how soft the mattress is or how it limits motion, which is important, but your weight also plays a big role. This is something Big Fig has thought about considering it markets its beds to bigger people—even individuals up to 500 lb.our reviews through the eyes of an average-sized person (150 to 250 lb).

However, in general, heavier folks (250+ lb) think most mattresses are softer than what average-sized folks think. These types of sleepers apply more pressure and stress on a bed and tend to sink in more. On the flip side, lighter sleepers (150 lb or less) tend to think most mattresses are firmer than what average-sized sleepers say.

  • Side sleepers
    Not So Good For

    The Big Fig mattress is a viable option for side sleepers. As we stated earlier, the heavier you are, the more you’ll sink into the bed and feel the comfort layers. With that said, we wouldn’t say Big Fig is ideal for these types of sleepers, but it will most likely get the job done.

  • Back and Stomach sleepers
    Good For

    Big Fig is still best suited for back and stomach sleepers. The mattress provides a ton of support when you’re in these types of sleeping positions. You’ll likely never sink so far down to where your spinal alignment is in any danger. Even heavier people will find the Big Fig mattress provides ample support under their hips, trunk and lower back.

  • Combo sleepers
    Good For

    The Big Fig mattress will also work for combination sleepers who rotate between positions. Our testing team found it easy to switch from their back to their stomach, or vice versa, for example.

Big Fig Body Type Analysis

  • Average body types

    Average body types can sleep comfortably on the Big Fig bed, but there are a few caveats. We think Big Fig is best if you spend the majority of the night sleeping on your back or stomach. If you spend a lot of time on your side, we don’t think the firm nature of the bed is ideal.

  • Petite body types

    Unless petite sleepers like a firm bed, they might not like this one as much. It’s a medium-firm mattress, which means that it’s not going to have as much cushion as other beds. Since petite body types put the least amount of pressure on the mattress, the Big Fig might be a little too firm for some petite sleepers.

  • Heavy body types

    Simply put, if you’re a large person, the Big Fig mattress is one of the best options available. In fact, it made our Best Mattresses For Heavy People list.

    It’s a thick, durable mattress that is able to support even the heaviest people out there. It contains 1,600 individually wrapped coils (king size) made out of 15 gauge wire that not only extends the life of the bed, but also gives it some bi-directional support (i.e. the coils compress, but also push back at the same time).

Big Fig Pricing And Discounts

The Big Fig mattress is priced near the higher end of the online mattress industry. However, the price is reasonable considering the quality of materials and how thick this mattress is. This bed is built to be durable, supportive and comfortable even for the largest sleepers. Here’s how the pricing breaks down by size:

Twin XL$1,499$1,160
Cal King$2,799$1,833

Big Fig regularly runs promotions on its website to make the mattress more affordable. In most cases, you can expect to receive $100-$200 off your purchase. Check the green discount box on your screen for the current promotion

Big Fig Performance


In terms of responsiveness, the Big Fig mattress performs well. It pops back to its original form almost immediately after releasing pressure. This, along with how firm the bed is, means you won’t have any issues switching between sleeping positions.

Responsiveness can also be an early indicator of durability. The more responsive the bed, the less likely the bed will sag and develop body impressions. So Big Fig is looking good in that respect, as well.

Edge Support

Edge support is critical for partners who share a smaller size mattress, like a full or queen. Edge support comes into play when one partner rolls over in the middle of the night and starts to hog the center of the bed, leaving the other person with only a little bit of room near the edge.

Big Fig provides solid edge support. You always feel supported even near the edges, and you never get that roll-off feeling.

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Motion Isolation

Motion isolation is important for couples with partners who tend to toss and turn or get up a lot throughout the night. In these situations, it’s important one partner is not disturbed by the other partner’s movement.

Big Fig performed well in this category, especially considering it’s a firmer coil mattress. The mattress easily passed our test. It’s safe to say that one person’s movements won’t affect the other sleeper unless they’re a very light sleeper.

Temperature Regulation

If you sleep hot, this mattress is an excellent choice. The cover has cooling properties infused, which help, but one of the main reasons we think this mattress will sleep on the cooler side is due to its firmness level.

Most sleepers will stay on top of this bed rather than sinking into it, which means the bed won’t contour or hug the sleeper. Plus, latex foam is generally a cooler sleeping than memory foams or proprietary foams. Simply put, we think Big Fig is a good option for hot and sweaty sleepers.

Big Fig Company Policies

Most companies in the bed-in-a-box industry offer free shipping, free returns, a 100-night trial period and a 10-year warranty. Big Fig beats those policies in almost every regard:

  • Shipping — As we alluded to above, the Big Fig mattress comes with free shipping. The bed will arrive on your doorstep compressed in a box. For an additional fee, the company also offers white-glove delivery and setup.
  • Trial period — Once you get the mattress and foundation set up, the company gives you a 120-night trial period. This should be more than enough time for your body to adjust to a new sleeping surface.
  • Returns — If you don’t like the mattress at any point during the trial period, give Big Fig a call. Someone will pick up the bed and issue you a full refund (usually takes 7-10 days).
  • Warranty — Big Fig also beats the industry standard when it comes to the warranty. The company offers a 20-year warranty compared to the typical 10-year warranty most online mattress companies offer. This includes “free repair and replacement” for the entire warranty length.

Big Fig also provides a mattress foundation for you that is supposed to be five times stronger than the standard foundation. However, if you already have a foundation you like, you can opt-out and save $100. Just make sure that your foundation is suitable for the Big Fig mattress by checking Big Fig’s website.

Lastly, for those who care, Big Fig mattresses are made in the USA.

Big Fig Mattress Review Verdict

Yes, the Big Fig mattress is on the expensive side, but we believe it’s a great choice for heavier people. It’s thick, durable and extra supportive, which are three staples big folks need. If you’re an average or petite sized person, though, you may want to save your money and go with a less expensive mattress.

Try Big Fig mattress if:

  • You’re a heavy person looking for a durable and dependable mattress. 
  • You want a medium-firm mattress or you’re a back sleeper. 

Buy another mattress if:

  • You’re on a budget. 
  • You’re looking for a really soft, plush mattress. 
  • You’re a petite side sleeper.

Big Fig vs WinkBed Plus

If you’re a side sleeper and aren’t sure that Big Fig will be the best for your sleeping style but you still want a bed built for heavier bodies, consider the WinkBed Plus. It’s a comfortable, pillow top mattress with high quality, durable materials.

How We Test Mattresses

  • Our testing process

    My Slumber Yard has been around since the beginning of the bed in a box craze. Our team has personally tested and reviewed over 175 mattresses so far, and we keep more than 150 beds in our office so we can compare them (and take afternoon naps).

    When testing mattresses, we evaluate the following factors:

    • Construction: We cut beds open to see what’s inside and how it’s made.
    • Feel: We check if it has a stuck-in-the-mud memory foam feel, or if it’s more of a neutral foam or a plush pillow top, etc.
    • Firmness: We have our own firmness scale and evaluate how that may vary depending on your body and sleeper type.
    • Pressure relief: We test what’s the sweet spot for different body and sleeper types.
    • Support: How that changes by body/sleeper type
    • Edge Support: This is important for couples who share a bed. Would you roll out of the bed, or can you sleep confidently close to the edges?
    • Motion Isolation: We use the water glass test to see how the bed fares with motion transfer. This is another important factor for couples who don’t want to wake up when they move.
    • Temperature Regulation: We use a temperature gun to evaluate if the bed warms up, stays neutral or actively cools while you sleep.
    • Noise: This could be an issue in beds with coils or innerspring.
    • Off-Gassing: Some beds could have a smell for a few weeks after unpacking, and we try to warn you about it.
    • Company policies: We also take into account policies such as shipping, returns, trial period and warranty.
    • Value: We look at a bed’s price in the context of what it offers in terms of features and quality of materials and construction.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does “Big Fig” stand for?

Big Fig stands for “bigger figure” because this is a mattress that’s made for heavy people.

Is the Big Fig Mattress too firm?

For some people, the Big Fig mattress might be too firm. We rate it around a medium-firm on our scale, which makes it ideal for back and stomach sleepers. Side sleepers can still enjoy it, though depending on their body type it might be a little too firm.

Ultimately the Big Fig mattress is made for heavier folks who want a mattress that’s firm enough to give them the support they need.

How long does a Big Fig mattress last?

The Big Fig bed is a durable hybrid mattress that will likely last longer than any other beds. The general average is about 10 years for a mattress. However, Big Fig is so confident in their beds, that they offer a 20-year warranty.

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    The Review Team

    • Dillon Payne

      Combo Sleeper

    • kenzie

      McKenzie Dillon

      Combo Sleeper

    • Owen Poole

      Side Sleeper

    • Matt Ross

      Back Sleeper