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Is pantented Magniflex Memory foam really different 07 Dec 2013 05:07 #1

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I am located in the middle of Europe and I am in the process of buying a new mattress. Originally I wanted a natural latex one, but it is nearly impossible to find it over here. Also, every shopping assistant in every shop is trying to convince me into buying a Memory foam instead. I found the marketing and BS in this industry really disgusting, but that's a different story.

I was aware of some disadvantages of memory foam, like extensive sweating, and most importantly temperature-depentibility. I didn't want my mattress to be different over summer and winter, when sleeping alone or with somebody etc. Also didn't want the "laziness" of the bed when moving around or having sex. You know the idea of this type of material.

However. In the Magniflex showroom, they told me "yes yes yes you are right, but our foam is patented and only our memory foam is not temperature depended, but pressure dependent. " They told me that all the disadvantages I had are true, but not for them and since the patent is still valid, so far nobody can do it like them.

I have asked about this in one shop, where they are selling more brands, and they told me that it is true that their memory foam is somewhat different and "not that bad" in the terms of my concerns.

Can anybody relate to this, confirm that or it is also BS? I am in the position that I am failing to find the latex one, so if I should buy Memory foam it probably should be the Magniflex.

Thank you very much!

P.S.: the shop assistant in Magniflex also said, that not all their memory foams is patented and some of them are not exclusive to them. These are temp-dependent as well he said. (patented should be Memoform, Magnifoam and Geomemory)
P.P.S: I had latex all my life and I have no experience with others, so I am not strictly-convinced for it and I am willing to experiment. However I found classic foams not comfy and sprigs are no-go. My back is in a pain so I want something good.

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Is pantented Magniflex Memory foam really different 07 Dec 2013 09:45 #2

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Hi EuroGuy,

Magniflex uses foams that are made by GommaGomma which supplies foam to other manufacturers as well.

There is a wide range of differences between different memory foams in terms of their temperature sensitivity and response time but I would pay little attention to patents and would go by how the mattress feels and performs when you test it in terms of PPP. I would also make sure you find out the density of any memory foam or polyfoam in the mattress so you can identify any weak links and make more meaningful comparisons with other mattresses in terms of durability.

A forum search on Magniflex (you can just click this) will bring up more information and feedback about them.

I would follow the same steps and guidelines in the tutorial post in Europe as I would in North America.

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Is pantented Magniflex Memory foam really different 08 Dec 2013 15:15 #3

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I am surprised there are not more retailers carrying natural latex in your area.

Some other brands you can look into and perhaps some will work out well or not, no particular order:

Huesler Nest
Green Sleep


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