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Just want a link to a good value foam for 170lb guy. Don't want to think or research this one. 22 Sep 2013 07:38 #1

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If your house burned down and you had to buy a Queen TODAY, just give me a link of what you'd buy. No more,. no less.
I will pay $200 or I will pay $500. I just want to get a good value in the sweet spot, and not overpay for diminishing benefit.

I hate to do this, but can someone who just went thru this recently post a link of a foam mattress to buy?
Normally, I read and become an expert. I can't this time due to issues. I just need a link and a "Buy it now" click.

My current mattress is a $75 foam topper directly on boxspring. It has worked perfectly for almost 4 years, but it's finally time to replace since my back just started hurting a few weeks ago and I'm feeling the box spring. Guess the foam broke down eventually. ANYTHING new will be an upgrade so I don't need to overthink this.

Need a Queen.
I prefer a firm mattress.

I am 170 lbs.
  1. Do I want 8" or 12" mattress?
  2. I read that ILD9 is good.
  3. I also read that 4lbs foam is good.
  4. I also read that 4" of memory foam is good. Or can I get away with less at 170lbs?

Anyone got one that meets this?
I just want a link so I can buy it today.

I was about to pull the trigger on this, but they jacked the price from $299 to $400, so I feel like I was getting the shaft.
Should I just get it anyway and get this task done?
4" of ILD9 for $400

Or?
This has 2" of ILD9 for $289
2" of ILD9 for $189

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Just want a link to a good value foam for 170lb guy. Don't want to think or research this one. 22 Sep 2013 08:11 #2

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2" of ILD9 for $189.

Can I get away with this at 170lbs?

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Just want a link to a good value foam for 170lb guy. Don't want to think or research this one. 22 Sep 2013 10:20 #3

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You might be missing the point of this forum; however, if you want an American made high quality product...I found this one for $800:
www.amazon.com/DreamFoam-Mattress-Ultimate-Dreams-13-Inch/dp/B0092UCN0Y/ref=sr_1_2?m=APCUWEOU23BHI&s=merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1379869949&sr=1-2

A cheaper choice ($628.04) not as nice but still very good: www.amazon.com/DreamFoam-Mattress-Ultimate-Dreams-10-Inch/dp/B009SQK2CI/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Another several notches down the scale ($379) : www.amazon.com/DreamFoam-Bedding-10-Inch-Memory-Mattress/dp/B00EPRCC82/ref=sr_1_18?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1379870245&sr=1-18

Good luck whatever you do but if you change your mind and want to do more research this forum is the best place I've ever found to learn about all things mattress (Especially Latex Foam).

Jeff

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Just want a link to a good value foam for 170lb guy. Don't want to think or research this one. 22 Sep 2013 10:24 #4

I tend to shop at the opposite end of the spectrum, and not withstanding you've asked a question that specifically ignores the best advise this site has to offer (the PPP means for objectively evaluating what the right mattress for you is), if I had a $500 max budget for a queen, I would check kijiji

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Just want a link to a good value foam for 170lb guy. Don't want to think or research this one. 22 Sep 2013 13:08 #5

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kijiji? Nah, I don't do used mattresses.
I have no idea what PPP means are.
Do you have a link?

jefmoody, good links. Thanks.
I don't want to get into the $500+ range without proper research.
And if I don't like the mattress at all, I'm out of luck (way too spongy, etc)
I'd rather buy cheaper, and replace it in 2 years, to minimize risk/exposure.
That $379 option is a possibility. Does it also have 3" of 4lbs gel?

I think I will keep it under $400, and try to get away with 4lbs density and 3" of topper.
I am only 170lbs and think I can be fine with that. Many for much less have gotten tons of great revirews on Amazon and Walmart.
So, if I get the real deal (4lbs+), I am sure it will be GOOD ENOUGH.

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Just want a link to a good value foam for 170lb guy. Don't want to think or research this one. 22 Sep 2013 13:23 #6

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Should I stick with 4lbs or pony up for 5lbs.
I am 170 lbs. and a back sleeper.

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Just want a link to a good value foam for 170lb guy. Don't want to think or research this one. 22 Sep 2013 14:41 #7

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Just want a link to a good value foam for 170lb guy. Don't want to think or research this one. 22 Sep 2013 16:32 #9

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Right now, I am leaning towards the $381 mattress linked above.

BUT, is it better to get fewer inches but in gel foam?
What's the long/short of gel foam? Better?

Also, what's the deal with latex? Better?

Will either be a significant jump up in price from the $400 range?

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Just want a link to a good value foam for 170lb guy. Don't want to think or research this one. 22 Sep 2013 19:20 #10

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The one for $381 is an odd size! A standard Queen is 80 x 60 not 78 x 58; although, you may not really care...just saying...

Latex is the most durable foam. There isn't any Latex (Made in USA) I've seen for <$500, not even blended or synthetic.

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