Zinus Mattress Reviews
This is our full Zinus Green Tea mattress review. It's cheap and is one of the most popular memory foam beds on Amazon
It’s hard to find a mattress that’s more affordable than Zinus Green Tea. But is it any good? In this review, we’ll explain what we like and don’t like about this mattress, as well as its firmness, feel, comfort, design, and more.
- Free Shipping & Returns
- 100 Nights Trial Period
- 10 Years Warranty
- Made in China
Budget shoppers looking for an affordable memory foam bed
Side sleepers who need ample pressure relief
Heavy people who need a good amount of support
Back and stomach sleepers who prefer firm beds
Outline: Zinus Mattress Review
We are very thorough in our reviews, so in order to make this post easier for you to digest, below is a jump-to list. You can click the links to go to a particular section within the review.
- Price Of The Zinus Green Team Mattress
- Zinus Memory Foam Mattress Construction & Layers
- Feel/Firmness Of This Memory Foam Bed
- Will Back And Stomach Sleepers Like Zinus?
- Side Sleepers—What Will They Think Of Zinus?
- Can Zinus Green Tea Handle Bigger People?
- Zinus Mattress Reviews: Final Verdict
- Where Is The Zinus Green Tea Mattress Made?
Buying A Zinus Mattress
Zinus very likely could be the #1 best selling mattress on Amazon. It’s really cheap and that’s the primary reason that people buy it.
Like most other online mattresses, Zinus comes with free shipping, whether you purchase through Zinus.com or Amazon. It also ships compressed inside a box and will usually arrive within three to five business days of when you place your order, at least if you’re in the contiguous United States.
When the package arrives, all you have to do is drag that sucker inside and tear off all of the plastic wrapping. The unboxing process takes less than 15 minutes start to finish. You will want to give the bed 48-72 hours to fully inflate. Because it uses a lot of memory foam, it needs some extra time to return to its intended form. This is common with a lot of memory foam mattresses.
The Zinus Green Tea mattress is backed by a 10-year warranty. As an FYI, most beds come with at least a 10-year warranty.
Price Of The Zinus Green Team Mattress
As mentioned previously, this bed is cheap. In fact, depending on the height that you choose (6″, 8″, 10″, or 12″) the Green Tea mattress might be the cheapest bed available. Here’s a pricing breakdown for the 12″ model.
|King / Cal King||$420|
Keep in mind that prices tend to fluctuate seller to seller on Amazon. For example, typically, when Amazon is the actual vendor for the mattress, we see it more heavily discounted than when Zinus is selling the mattress themselves. Regardless, though, you can usually find the 10″ model for around $200 on Amazon.
Zinus Memory Foam Mattress Construction & Layers
The Green Tea mattress is made entirely of foam, but the exact construction depends on which height you choose. Below is a construction breakdown for the 12″ Green Tea mattress.
The 6″ bed has only two layers. It has egg crate support foam on the bottom and memory foam on top. The 8″ and 10″ models both have three layers. They have support foam on the bottom, transition foam in the center, and memory foam on top. The 12″ model just adds a second layer of egg crate support foam on the bottom.
All of the foams in this mattress are CertiPUR-US certified. This assures you that the mattress has been tested and certified by an independent laboratory to meet specific criterion for physical performance, indoor emissions, and environmental stewardship, and is made without ozone depleters, heavy metals, or formaldehyde. Also, the Green Tea mattress has been tested and passed the requirements of the Cigarette Smoldering Test and the Open Flame Test.
What We Think Of The Cover On Zinus Green Tea
The cover for this mattress is made of a knitted jacquard fabric. It’s white and soft, but to be honest, it’s not our favorite cover. It’s thin and bunches up easily. You can actually grab the cover and pull it up in the air a good six inches.
The cover is removable, but Zinus actually states that removing it can affect your warranty, and we agree that you should not remove it, because it’s just a pain. If it gets a stain that you must remove, just use some warm water and mild detergent to spot clean. That should do the trick.
Also, to extend the longevity of this bed, you’ll want to rotate it every three months as a preventative measure to protect against sagging or permanent indentations. Egg crate foam is probably the least durable foam that you’ll find inside a mattress. As such, we would implore you to rotate it regularly if the bed sees a lot of use. If it’s just your Airbnb mattress, rotate it as needed, not necessarily at set intervals. And this bed is not flippable.
Feel/Firmness Of This Memory Foam Bed
The Green Tea mattress is a medium-soft on the soft-to-firm scale, and has a pure memory foam feel. By this, we mean that you’re going to slowly melt into the material as it surrounds you, like a big hug, or like super comfortable quicksand.
We also noticed that the firmness of this bed changes per season because of the temperature. This bed seemed to be firmer in colder weather and softer in warmer weather.
Given that the Green Tea mattress has a true memory foam feel, you get a good amount of that stuck-in-the-mud feeling. Switching positions does take extra effort and could leave you feeling restless if you tend to rotate between sleeping positions frequently during the night.
That said, we do think the Green Tea mattress is comfortable, it’s just that you have to really like memory foam to get this mattress.
Will Back And Stomach Sleepers Like Zinus?
Typically, back and stomach sleepers prefer firmer mattresses—that’s not the Zinus Green Tea mattress. We do not think this will be a good mattress for back sleep and stomach sleepers unless you’re on the lighter side (i.e. under 140 lb).
If you sleep predominately on your back, make sure to check out our list of the Best Mattresses for Back Sleepers. Same thing for stomach sleepers—see our list of the Best Mattresses for Stomach Sleepers.
Side Sleepers—What Will They Think Of Zinus?
Why yes, it is. The Green Tea mattress is best for side sleepers. It’s soft enough to offer great pressure relief for the hips and shoulders when you’re on your side.
As for combo sleepers, because you get that stuck-in-the-mud feeling, you’ll face a little resistance while moving around on the bed. If you’re of a lighter build, it’ll be easier for you, while heavier people will sink into the mattress more and get that quicksand feeling.
To answer your question, though, yes, Zinus will work for combo sleepers, but it wouldn’t land anywhere near our list of the Best Mattresses for Combo Sleepers.
Can Zinus Green Tea Handle Bigger People?
Short answer: No. We usually recommend heavier individuals go for a hybrid or spring mattress as opposed to an all-foam bed. While the 12″ bed is better than the 6″ bed for heavy people, overall, we can’t recommend the Zinus Green Tea mattress for individuals that weigh 250 lb or more. Foam beds just don’t typically have the long term support that coil beds do.
Hot Sleepers And Temperature Discussion
As we’ve discussed, memory foam beds generally allow for a nice amount of pressure relief. The material kind of swaddles you as you sink into the bed. The downside of this is the temperature. As your body warms while you sleep, the memory foam surrounding you will absorb that heat and maintain it through the night.
If you live in Alaska and don’t bother with a heater, this is great. If you’re a small person who is cold all the time, this is great. If you’re a chronic hot sleeper, this isn’t the bed for you. Instead, make sure to peruse our list of the Best Cooling Mattresses for Hot Sleepers.
Last Two Points: Motion Transfer And Edge Support
Since the Green Tea mattress has a classic memory foam feel, it does a great job of absorbing movement. Just take a look at the glass of water in our very scientific test below. As you can see, next to no motion transfers through the bed.
This is perfect for couples where one partner is active in their sleep or tends to get up in the middle of the night. A lot of the memory foam beds are superb at isolating motion.
As for edge support, we found it to be just average. You will get a bit of that roll-off feeling along the perimeter of the mattress.
If you and your partner like to battle over the middle of the bed while you sleep, go for a size up. In other words, if you were planning on cramming two people onto a full size mattress, you might want to think about going up to a queen.
Zinus Mattress Reviews: Final Verdict
The Zinus Green Tea mattress is one of the most affordable beds on the market today. To be honest, there’s nothing overly special about it, beyond the shockingly low price point. That said, we actually think it will make a great mattress for kids, college students, and guest bedrooms, so long as you definitely want a memory foam bed.