Latex mattress reviews can be tricky because everybody has their unique preferences and tastes. To make things fair, we enlisted a team of 20 test sleepers to independently (and blindly) review the subjective features of the latex mattresses we tested. The goal was to find a perfect, money-saving alternative to the excellent (but pricey) Brentwood Home Palmetto mattress. Low and behold, we found a winner! It's called the LUCID Latex Mattress. The reason we recommend it is that it is very cheap for a latex mattress, extremely comfortable, and offers excellent quality. What makes us say that? Read on to find out more!
The Brentwood Home Palmetto is an excellent, bestselling mattress from a well-known brand. But that brand name also comes with a matching, high price tag. Given the price, we'd recommend this mattress to folks who swear by Brentwood's name and people who prefer New Zealand wool (rather than standard) wool on the outside.
LUCID's new Mattress is a very smart choice and here's why: It offers essentially the same features and high-end comfort as the Brentwood Home Palmetto but (you guessed it) also an incredibly low price. So we're very happy to recommend this mattress to you. It's a high-quality sleep product with a 25-year warranty and much more.
The Brentwood Home Palmetto mattress uses a four-inch thick top layer of natural latex. This ensures optimal pressure relief and excellent comfort. Below the latex layer are a one-inch foam layer and a six-inch support base. Together, the mattress is 11 inches tall.
The LUCID mattress also uses a natural latex layer on top, measuring three inches. It is extremely comfortable and naturally resistant to allergens and dust mites. Below that you find a 7-inch foam and support layer. In total, the mattress is 10 inches tall.
The Brentwood mattress foam has been CertiPUR-US certified. This means that the foam is free of dangerous chemicals such as fire retardants, phthalates, and heavy metals. It's a must have quality standard for modern mattresses, in our view.
The LUCID mattress foam base is also independently CertiPUR-US certified. As mentioned, this guarantees that harmful chemicals are absent. It's a testament to LUCID's quality standards that they feature the CertiPUR seal (and unusual for the great price).
Brentwood offers a limited 25-year warranty. It's a long warranty, expected at this price. However, the limitation is surprising.
LUCID offers a full 25-year warranty. This matches leading brands and shows that the company is very confident in their quality.
Brentwood's mattresses shipps vacuum packed in a compact box. Just take the mattress out of the box and let it expand.
LUCID offers the same, smart vacuum-sealed shipping method. This makes the mattress very easy to move and set up.
Latex mattress firmness is a somewhat subjective topic. We've asked 20 people to rate the perceived firmness subjectively and the result was a four out of ten for the Brentwood.
We've asked 20 testers to rate the LUCID mattress' firmness, and the score was 5 out of 10. Surprisingly, the vast majority of testers preferred the LUCID over the Brentwood in our blind tests.
The Brentwood latex mattress is available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King sizes.
The LUCID latex mattress is on offer in the same Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King sizes.
Mattress weights vary, of course, depending on the size. For example, a Twin Brentwood mattress weighs 61 pounds, a Queen mattress 106 pounds, and a King mattress 126 pounds.
The LUCID's weight also varies by mattress size. The Twin version weighs 49 pounds, the Queen mattress weighs 84 pounds, and the King size weighs 113 pounds.