We have a lot of information for you in this review, and in order to make it easier to navigate, below is a quick table of contents with links to various sections you might be interested in learning about.
If you’d rather watch than read, you’re in luck. Here is a quick video that explains what you should expect from the Natural Escape bed-in-a-box from MyGreenMattress.
When you purchase a mattress from MyGreenMattress.com, your bed will ship for free all over the US. It will arrive compressed and rolled up to fit inside a cardboard box. We always suggest that you unpackage the bed as soon as possible. It’s just better for the foam and other materials to not be vacuum-sealed for an extended period of time.
You then have 100 nights to figure out if you’re happy with the mattress or if you’d like to try something else. If that’s the case, you can exchange or return the bed within that trial period. If you love your Natural Escape mattress and decide to keep it, it will be backed by a 25-year warranty. Be sure to register your purchase with the company, though, so that your warranty will be valid if you happen to need it.
If you’ve been shopping around for a natural mattress or pretty much anything with latex foam, you’ve likely noticed that the price tags come with a bit of sticker shock. The Natural Escape isn’t exactly an exception, but it isn’t the most expensive bed we’ve seen, either. Here’s a breakdown of the pricing by size.
Getting into construction, let’s break down the Natural Escape piece by piece. The bed totals 11” thick and is comprised of three internal layers, plus the quilted cover. This is a hybrid bed, so it has both coils and foam materials.
The first/base layer is an individually wrapped coil system. My Green Mattress implements a three-zone coil system that allows for more give under your shoulder and lower body, and more support under your hips and trunk area. The coils around the perimeter of the bed are also a bit stiffer to provide better edge support.
On top of the coil system is a 3” layer of natural latex foam. Next is a layer of wool, which acts as a fire retardant and cushioning layer. Then the cover that wraps it all up is a nice quilted organic cotton.
Being an eco-marketed mattress, it’s no surprise the Natural Escape comes with a handful of certifications. Their textiles are Oeko-Tex certified, their cotton is GOTS certified organic, they use GOLS certified organic Dunlop latex, and the bed as a whole is GREENGUARD Gold certified.
As we touched on in the last section, the Natural Escape mattress comes with an organic cotton quilted cover. It’s nice and soft and smells pleasantly neutral, as opposed to synthetic.
The cover isn’t removable, so if you need to clean up any spills, just spot clean with some mild detergent and warm water. Remember to soak up as much liquid as possible before going in with the spot cleaning. And you’ll also want to dab at the spot, rather than rub.
The Natural Escape mattress does have handles on the sides, but the company suggests that you use the handles only for rotating the bed. They aren’t meant for actually lifting and carrying the mattress, so they may rip if you try that.
In terms of feel, this bed is pretty bouncy and cushioned. It definitely has a distinct latex foam feel—it’s airy and almost spongy. The coils in its construction also add some noticeable support.
This is a firmer mattress thanks to the hybrid construction and latex foam layer (latex is more resilient than other types of foam). We rate the Natural Escape mattress at around a medium-firm on our scale. Despite its firmness, it’s still a quite cushioned bed. You won’t sink in at all, though, so you certainly won’t be feeling stuck on this mattress.
It’s also very responsive because of the coils and spongy latex foam. As you can see below, the top layers snap back into place quickly after pressure is released off the surface.
Yes, it is. This bed provides plenty of support for folks who sleep on their back or stomach. We don’t anticipate anyone waking up sore from sinking hips. Plus, the three-zone coil system puts the support where you need it.
All in all, we think back and stomach sleepers should seriously consider this mattress. Don’t be surprised if it shows up on our list of the Best Beds For Stomach Sleepers in the future.
This really isn’t the best option for side sleepers. We say this because it’s a responsive and firm bed, so it doesn’t allow for a whole lot of give in its surface. That means you won’t be getting the right pressure relief to accommodate your body’s curves when sleeping on your side all night long.
SEE ALSO: Best Mattresses For Side Sleepers
Yes, we do think this bed from My Green Mattress is a perfectly viable option for heavier folks. It’s a bit thicker than your standard bed-in-a-box mattress, and its construction is going to be both supportive and durable for a long time. We think you’ll get your money’s worth out this bed before it’s time to start the whole mattress-shopping process over again.
Yep, petite and average sized folks can get comfy on this bed, too. The bed will provide more than enough support for these body types.
Like the majority of beds we’ve tested, the Natural Escape mattress sleeps at a neutral temperature. Both the coils and latex foam allow for better airflow than what you’d get with an all-foam bed. It doesn’t have any active cooling features, though, so it isn’t going to actually keep you cool if you tend to sleep extra warm. However, it won’t be the reason you heat up—that’s between you and your thermostat.
SEE ALSO: Best Cooling Mattresses
In terms of edge support, yes. This bed actually has stellar edge support thanks to its firmer construction and the perimeter of sturdy coils. You can go ahead and spread out on this mattress without feeling like you’re about to roll right off the edge onto the floor.
On the other had, the Natural Escape mattress isn’t the best performer when it comes to motion isolation. Because of its coils and spongy latex foam, it does have a decent amount of bounce to it, so you will feel a bit of motion transfer from one side of the bed to the other.
If you or your partner is an especially sensitive sleeper, this is something to keep in mind. However, with that said, we think it will be fine for most couples out there.
Overall, we’re fans of the Natural Escape mattress from MyGreenMattress.com. It’s a quality mattress that will be suitable for a pretty wide range of sleepers. We appreciate the eco-appeal and the unique three-zone support coil system. We think My Green Mattress belongs in the discussion with Avocado, Zenhaven, and other popular latex beds.
How did the Slumber Yard team get the Natural Escape mattress?
|My Green Mattress sent us this bed to review. However, we have complete editorial control over our content. We don’t accept payment to say good or bad things about any of the products we review.|
|You can put your mattress on any firm flat surface. The floor is included in that list. We don’t judge. Some of use are still at that point in our lives, too. If you use anything with slats, be sure they are no more than 3” apart.|
Can I sleep on this bed if I have a latex allergy?
|Most likely. It’s very, very rare for folks to have an allergic reaction to the natural latex used in these beds. If you’re concerned about it, you can ask MyGreenMattress.com for a sample of their latex foam and (with your doctor’s okay) see how your skin reacts to the material. Remember that you won’t be in direct contact with the foam, either. There’s a layer of wool and a quilted cover between you and the latex foam.|
Where is this mattress manufactured?
|The Natural Escape mattress is made in the United States.|
Does My Green Mattress sell other products?
|They sell a mattress topper made of latex foam, the Pure Echo mattress, bunk beds, a crib mattress, and a cotton waterproof mattress protector.|
Is My Green Mattress available in any nation-wide stores?
|No, but keep in mind that they have the risk-free trial period, so if you don't like it you can just return it and request the full refund. Unlike, Casper and Purple, you cannot purchase this at a major retailer such as Target or Mattress Firm.|
What certifications does this mattress have?
|The latex foam has the following: Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) certification and Oeko-Tex certification. The cover also has two certifications of note: Global Organic Textile Standard certification (for the organic cotton) and the Oeko-Tex certification (for the wool). The entire bed is GREENGUARD Gold Certified by UL environment—that is not easy to get.|