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Finally! Searched for years in stores, when all I really needed was a weekend on this site! 05 Oct 2015 19:35 #1

We've been sleeping on the same S&F 2 sided mattress for 15 years now and have been wanting to replace it for several years, but have been hesitant primarily because we had to fold our current king sized mattress in half to get it to our 2nd floor bedroom (house built 1875) and didn't know what to do. We didn't want to go with memory foam or move down to a queen, so we continued looking on and off and always left unhappy thinking we'd never find a solution.

About 6-9 months ago we went to a large retailer (imax and ice cream) and laid down on everything. We loved the feel of the Prana latex they had, but at $6k it was about $4k more than we were willing to spend. We also had never heard of latex mattresses and basically dismissed them due to the high cost and lack of knowledge. This past weekend we went to a smaller family owned furniture store that we love and started looking again. We were considering an iMattress because it felt ok (just) and would bend enough to get it up our stairs, though per usual before buying I decided to do a little online searching and boy am I glad I did because I landed here! I learned more in a weekend reading here than I could ever have hoped for! Your site saved me from what I really think would have been an $1800 mistake.

Armed with great information and no longer frozen in fear of buying a blind item, we today ordered a latex mattress from Spindle in Acton, MA. All things considered Spindle just seemed to have the best value for the money when I compared them to other members. You'd think the story ends here but it gets better. Seeing other vendors offering 3, 4, or 5 layers but Spindle only listing a 3 layer I was a little disappointed, though living by the don't ask don't get philosophy I asked if 4 layers was an option. Without hesitation Neal said no problem, he'd have a custom cover made up to accommodate the extra layer! From what I read 3 layers would have probably been sufficient, but hey it's my money and if I want to spend more to get more then why shouldn't I be able to!

Needless to say we're looking forward to receiving our new mattress that has been a long time coming, and will post updates after we've slept on it for a little bit.

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Finally! Searched for years in stores, when all I really needed was a weekend on this site! 05 Oct 2015 20:31 #2

Hi meffarman,

Thanks for taking the time to share all your detailed comments and feedback and it's good to hear that the site was able to help you after all this time!

You certainly made a great quality/value choice and I also appreciate the heads up that Spindle can custom build a 4 layer mattress for those who would prefer it (although it's not surprising since they are a manufacturer).

I'm looking forward to your comments and feedback when you receive it but most importantly ... congratulations on your new mattress :)

Phoenix
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Finally! Searched for years in stores, when all I really needed was a weekend on this site! 08 Oct 2015 05:08 #3

Even though I've already purchased I'm still researching and trying to learn a bit. Spindle uses continuous pour Dunlop manufactured by Mountain Top in PA. I Googled this and found a pretty cool video that shows some of the manufacturing & testing process.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JoO1tFc9s0

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Finally! Searched for years in stores, when all I really needed was a weekend on this site! 16 Oct 2015 12:37 #4

Everything was delivered today and it couldn't have been easier to setup! The foundation that I purchased from Spindle went together very fast and the pieces fit together nicely.. All 4 of the latex layers lined up with each other without a problem too and the mattress cover fit perfectly. No surprises at all and it almost seems to good to be true!

It definitely feels different (nicer) than the 15yr old coil mattress that it's replacing, we'll see it goes over the next few days after we've slept on it a bit.

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Finally! Searched for years in stores, when all I really needed was a weekend on this site! 16 Oct 2015 13:35 #5

Hi meffaman,

Thanks for taking the time to share an update with your initial comments and feedback ... I appreciate it :)

So far so good!

Phoenix
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Finally! Searched for years in stores, when all I really needed was a weekend on this site! 24 Oct 2015 06:04 #6

It's been a week with the Spindle and we're extremely happy. We bought our setup with 2 Firm & 2 Medium layers which turned out to be a little too soft for us even after moving the layers around, so we opted to switch out one of the Medium's with a Firm and that made all the difference. From bottom up we're Firm, Medium, Firm, Firm.

We love how the latex is firm yet soft at the same time. I love to sleep (like most I'm sure) but was never excited about getting into bed with the old mattress even when it was new, but with this new one I can honestly say it's something I look forward to now. Much to my wife's disappointment I now sleep more in the middle of the bed because I'm no longer stuck in a big depression. B)

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Finally! Searched for years in stores, when all I really needed was a weekend on this site! 24 Oct 2015 11:25 #7

Hi meffaman,

Thanks for taking the time to share an update ... and it's great to see that your mattress is working out so well for you (except for the "bed hogging" part) :)

Phoenix
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