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Zinus Mattress Reviews

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

Last Updated: November 30, 2020

Matt Ross

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.

Who Is This Best For?

Budget shoppers looking for an affordable memory foam bed

Side sleepers who need ample pressure relief

Who Won’t Love It?

Heavy people who need a good amount of support

Back and stomach sleepers who prefer firm beds

Zinus Mattress Overview

The Green Tea Zinus Mattress is a very affordable foam mattress sold on Amazon, and basically all over the internet. It is one of the cheapest beds, and is a great value for anyone trying to save money for college, get a bed for an airbnb property, or simply spend more money on a great mattress accessory. Read on or skip to the ideal section to learn who this Zinus bed might be perfect for.

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Zinus Green Tea Construction & Design

The Zinus memory foam 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.

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Inside the 12″ Zinus memory foam 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 the Zinus memory foam mattress are CertiPUR-US certified. This assures you that the mattress has been tested and certified by an independent laboratory to meet specific criteria for physical performance, indoor emissions, 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.

About The Mattress Cover

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 grab the cover and pull it up in the air a good six inches.

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A closer look at the cover on the Zinus Green Tea Mattress

The cover is removable, but Zinus states that removing it can affect your warranty, and we agree that you should not remove it. 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. You risk shrinking the cover if you run it through the washing machine. If you’re interested in a bed with a machine washable cover, check out the Puffy Mattress or the Novosbed Mattress.

Zinus Mattress Firmness And Feel

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.

Mattress Responsiveness

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.

Is the Zinus Bed Good For Couples?

Couples have some special mattress needs — especially if there is a toss and turner or bed hog in the mix. That’s where motion isolation and edge support come in.

Motion Isolation 

Because the Green Tea mattress has a classic memory foam feel, it does a great job of absorbing movement. 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.

Edge Support

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.

Temperature Regulation

As we’ve discussed, memory foam beds generally allow for a nice amount of pressure ief. 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.

Green Tea Mattress Sleeper Type Analysis

When shopping for a mattress, weight and sleeper style should factor into your decision.

Side Sleepers

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This mattress is best suited for side sleepers like Dillon

The Green Tea mattress is best for side sleepers. It’s soft enough to offer great pressure ief for the hips and shoulders when you’re on your side.

Stomach And Back Sleepers

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.

Combination Sleepers

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, the Zinus mattress will work for combo sleepers, but it wouldn’t land anywhere near our list of the Best Mattresses for Combo Sleepers.

Body Type Analysis

Heavy Individuals

Zinus Green Tea is not the best mattress for bigger people. 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.

Petite Individuals

Petite people should find this a comfortable mattress if they like one that is not on a firmer side. This foam mattress will provide enough support for smaller builds.

Zinus Green Tea Mattress Pricing

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.

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin$207
Full$279
Queen$339
King / Cal King$420

Zinus Green Tea Mattress Review 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. However, heavy people and back and stomach sleepers who want a firm bed should avoid it.

Other Zinus Mattress Ratings

  • Zinus mattress reviews BBB Rating: Unfortunately, Zinus has earned an F from BBB due to failure to respond to complaints.
  • Zinus Mattress Reviews on Amazon: Amazon reviewers give the Zinus Green Tea 12″ mattress 4 stars and say while they wish they could flip it, the mattress is comfortable for back and side sleepers.
  • Zinus mattress reviews on Reddit: Reviewers on Reddit like the mattress for its comfort and low price point. However, some people have stated that it can sag after a few years.

Other Zinus Products:

Why Trust Us

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Review team

  • Jon Gomez

    Side Sleeper

  • Dillon Payne

    Combo Sleeper

  • dillon lopez slumber yard
    Dillon Lopez

    Combo Sleeper

  • kenzie
    McKenzie Dillon

    Combo Sleeper

Zinus Company Policies

The Zinus Green Tea Mattress has a generous trial period, refund policy and warranty, which we’ll review below.

  • Free shipping and returns
  • 100-night trial period
  • 10-year warranty

Zinus Green Tea Company Information

  • Zinus has been around since 2004.
  • The company got its start in Seoul, South Korea, and has expanded from there, including distribution centers in the US.

Zinus Physical Store Locations

  • Zinus is an online company and does not appear to have showrooms.

Zinus Contact Information 

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More Zinus Beds

Zinus also has a variety of other mattress types.  The company also has hybrid mattresses, spring mattresses and gel memory foam mattresses. Some beds come with special features like being adjustable, having pressure ief and possessing cooling properties. Below we’ll look at two of the top models in comparison to the Zinus Green Tea bed.   

Euro Top Memory Foam Spring Hybrid Mattress

  • This Zinus bed model has steel springs added to memory foam for a more supportive sleep.
  • It still has the odor-eliminating green tea and a memory foam top, however.
  • Like the Green Tea mattress, you can choose different thickness levels. You can choose between 8’’, 10’’ and 12’’, making the selection a little more restrictive than the Green Tea’s 6″, 8″, 10″ or 12″ options.  

Cooling Gel Memory Foam iCoil Hybrid Mattress

  • This model uses the green tea-infused memory foam and has iCoil springs, which are individually wrapped. The springs add individual spinal support. The mattress also reduces motion transfer, like the Green Tea Zinus bed.
  • Unlike the Green Tea model, the memory foam has a cooling element to it.
  • You can also choose between a 10’’ or 12’’ thickness, meaning less of a thickness selection than the Green Tea mattress.

FAQS

How long can I keep my mattress in a box?

We recommend you take your mattress out of its box as soon as you can, preferably the same day as delivery. Remember, you need to give your mattress time to inflate and off-gas, and the sooner you start, the sooner you can sleep on it. If you must wait to unbox your new bed, try not to wait longer than a week from the day the bed was delivered.

Does this bed come in multiple firmness options?

No, but it does come in different thickness options. We reviewed the 12” option here, which is their thickest option, but they do come in other options that are even cheaper. The other thickness options are 6”, 8”, and 10”. We’re not sure how firm the other beds are, but keep in mind the thicker the bed, the more durable it will be over the long run.

Where is the Zinus Green Tea mattress made?

It is made in China. Interestingly enough, Zinus makes beds for several other companies in their facility in China.

What type of mattress is Zinus?

Green Tea by Zinus is a memory foam mattress that comes in different height profiles.

What does it feel like?

It feels like a soft memory foam mattress. It’s about a 3/10, meaning it’s about a “medium-soft.”

Is Zinus a good mattress?

Zinus is ideal for sleepers who love memory foam, are a side or combo sleeper, and are on a budget. If you want a more luxurious experience or are a back sleeper, you may not like it.

Is Zinus owned by Amazon?

No. While you can buy Zinus mattresses on Amazon, they are not owned by the company.

Why is the Zinus mattress so cheap?

Thanks to an overseas manufacturing process and an efficient sales and shipping process, the company can keep its prices down.