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Big Fig Mattress Review

Big Fig Mattress Review

Big Fig is one of the best mattresses available for heavy people and big guys.

Last Updated: January 5, 2021

Matt Ross

In this review, we cover the major details you need to know with the Big Fig mattress, including construction, support, ideal sleeper types, and more. Also, since this is a mattress for a person with a "Bigger Figure" as BigFig puts it, there are certain elements that we will focus on more than others.

Who Is This 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.

If you want to find out about certain things, you can use these links to skip to the sections you’re most interested in:

Big Fig Mattress Review Video

Big Fig Construction And Design

The Big Fig bed is a beast of a mattress at a whopping 13″ thick. Its foundation comes free with every mattress. The Big Fig foundation 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. The layers of the mattress itself are as follows:

  • 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.
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Construction overview of the Big Fig mattress

Big Fig 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

Sizes And Dimensions

  • Twin — 39″ x 75″ x 13″
  • Twin Xl — 39″ x 80″ x 13″
  • Full — 54″ x 75″ x 13″
  • Queen — 60″ x 80″ x 13″
  • King — 76″ x 80″ x 13″
  • Cal King — 72″ x 84″ x 13″

Big Fig Mattress Firmness And 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.

Overall, we think the Big Fig mattress is 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.

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 MATTRESS REVIEW firmness rating

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.

Is Big Fig A Good Mattress For Couples?

Couples want to make sure both people will sleep comfortably. The aspects below are some of the essential things to make sure that happens.

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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Superb edge support with Big Fig

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 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.

When we talk about weight, we’re mainly referring to how a particular mattress feels different to various sizes of people. We approach 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.

Average And Petite Sleepers

Unless average and petite sleepers like a firm bed, they might not like this one as much, especially if they are particularly petite.

For people of small or medium size, 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.

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).

Side Sleepers

As for larger size side sleepers, the Big Fig mattress is a viable option. 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. Lastly, 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.

Back And Stomach Sleepers

As for who the bed is intended for (large people), 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.

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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:

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin$1,299
Twin XL$1,399
Full$1,499
Queen$1,699
King / Cal King$1,999

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 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.

Big Fig Mattress Ratings

  • BBB Rating: The Better Business Bureau gives Big Fig an A+ based on the BBB’s rating system. There are currently no complaints or reviews on the business page from verified customers, but with Big Fig’s excellent customer service reputation, consumers are likely to have a positive experience. 
Why Trust Us

Get the kind of sleep you’ve only dreamed of with some help from our team of mattress experts. We personally test more than 150 of the best sleep solutions from over 60 leading brands on site, so you can be sure you’re getting unbiased reviews, fair comparisons and personalized recommendations.

Review team

  • Dillon Payne

    Combo Sleeper

  • kenzie
    McKenzie Dillon

    Combo Sleeper

  • Owen Poole

    Side Sleeper

  • Tharon
    Tharon Green

    Stomach Sleeper

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 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.

FAQs

How did the Slumber Yard get the Big Fig mattress?

We were sent this mattress from Big Fig to post this review. We did not accept any monetary payment from Big Fig (or any other company) to make positive or negative comments about this mattress.

How much weight can Big Fig support?

The Big Fig mattress can support up to 1,000 lb (two sleepers on king or queen size mattress).

Can you use an adjustable base?

Yes, the Big Fig mattress is compatible with most adjustable bases.

What kind of sheets should you buy?

Most standard sheet sets should work with the Big Fig mattress. Just make sure the sheets are able to accommodate 14″ thick mattresses.

How tall is the foundation?

The Big Fig Foundation is available in two heights — 5″ or 9″.

What does “Big Fig” stand for?

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

Can I buy the Big Fig Mattress in store?

While the Big Fig Mattress is not available for sale anywhere other than the website, there is a 120-night sleep trial. If the mattress is not for you, there is no risk for trying it out!

How often will I find a Big Fig Mattress sale?

Like any retailer, prices and sales are always coming and going. We recommend checking the Big Fig website for any potential sales. If not, use the code: SLUMBERYARD at checkout for $200 off your mattress.