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Interested in Urban Mattress "Ravenswood" 24 Oct 2016 13:01 #1

Hi, I’m a looking to buy a new mattress soon and am considering the Ravenswood by Urban Mattress. While I have read many reviews praising individuals experience with this store, I can find no individual reviews for this mattress. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this mattress in particular or if anyone knew who manufactures Urban Mattress products for them and what there reputation for quality might be.

Previously, we had tried a BME, but, while impressed with the build quality decided that latex was not for us. We are now looking for a quality conventional mattress in this price range <$750, which lead us to the Ravenswood. Is it reasonable to expect long lasting quality in a Queen mattress at this price point?

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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Interested in Urban Mattress "Ravenswood" 24 Oct 2016 14:19 #2

Hi Ollie2003,

Welcome to the Mattress Forum! :cheer:

Hi, I’m a looking to buy a new mattress soon and am considering the Ravenswood by Urban Mattress. While I have read many reviews praising individuals experience with this store, I can find no individual reviews for this mattress. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this mattress in particular or if anyone knew who manufactures Urban Mattress products for them and what there reputation for quality might be.


While other people's comments about the knowledge and service of a particular store or business can certainly be very helpful ... I would always keep in mind that you are the only one that can feel what you feel on a mattress so I would be very cautious about using anyone else's suggestions, experiences or reviews on a specific mattress (either positive or negative) or review sites in general as a reliable source of information or guidance about how you will feel on the same mattress or how suitable or how durable a mattress may be for you. In many if not most cases they can be more misleading than helpful because a mattress that would be a perfect choice for one person or even a larger group of people in terms of "comfort", firmness, and PPP may be completely unsuitable for someone else to sleep on (even if they are in a similar weight range). In other words ... reviews or other people's experiences in general won't tell you much if anything about the suitability, quality, durability, or "value" of a mattress for any particular person (see post #13 here ).

Using other people's reviews or experiences to buy a mattress would be something like buying a pair of shoes in a size that fits someone else or that is buying shoes for a very different reason than you are (such as running when you are looking for a pair of shoes to wear for work) just because they really like the shoes that they purchased. Individual or even aggregated reviews would have very little meaning or relevance for any specific person.

The materials Urban Mattress lists for the Ravenswood meet the durability guidelines for a medium weight/BMI range. If you have done some careful testing on the mattress (hopefully using the testing guidelines in the tutorial) and are confident that it's a good "match" for you in terms of comfort, firmness, and PPP and it also compares well to any other finalists you are considering based on all the other parts of your personal value equation that are important to you then it would certainly be worth considering as a purchase.

While I can certainly help with "how" to choose ... It's not possible to make specific suggestions or recommendations for either a mattress, manufacturers/retailers, or combinations of materials or components because the first "rule" of mattress shopping is to always remember that you are the only one that can feel what you feel on a mattress and there are too many unknowns, variables, and personal preferences involved that are unique to each person to use a formula or for anyone to be able to predict or make a specific suggestion or recommendation about which mattress or combination of materials and components or which type of mattress would be the best "match" for you in terms of "comfort", firmness, or PPP or how a mattress will "feel" to you or compare to another mattress based on specs (either yours or a mattress), sleeping positions, health conditions, or "theory at a distance" that can possibly be more reliable than your own careful testing (hopefully using the testing guidelines in step 4 of the tutorial) or your own personal sleeping experience (see mattress firmness/comfort levels in post #2 here ).

And speaking of the mattress shopping tutorial…I'm assuming that you've read the mattress shopping tutorial here but two of the most important links in the tutorial that I would especially make sure you've read are post #2 here which has more about the different ways to choose a suitable mattress (either locally or online) that is the best "match" for you in terms of "comfort", firmness, and PPP that can help you assess and minimize the risks of making a choice that doesn't turn out as well as you hoped for and post #13 here which has more about the most important parts of the "value" of a mattress purchase which can help you make more meaningful quality/value comparisons between mattresses in terms of suitability (how well you will sleep), durability (how long you will sleep well), and the overall value of a mattress compared to your other finalists based on all the parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you (including the price of course and the options you have available after a purchase if your choice doesn't turn out as well as you hoped for).

While again nobody can speak to how any specific mattress will "feel" for someone else or whether it will be a good "match" in terms of comfort, firmness, and PPP because this is too subjective and relative to different body types, sleeping positions, and individual preferences, sensitivities, and circumstances and you are the only one that can feel what you feel on a mattress ... outside of PPP (which is the most important part of "value"), the next most important part of the value of a mattress purchase is durability which is all about how long you will sleep well on a mattress. This is the part of your research that you can't see or "feel" and assessing the durability and useful life of a mattress depends on knowing the specifics of its construction and the type and quality of the materials inside it regardless of the name of the manufacturer on the label or how a mattress feels in a showroom or when it is relatively new so I would always make sure that you find out information listed here so you can compare the quality of the materials and components to the durability guidelines here to make sure there are no lower quality materials or weak links in a mattress that would be a cause for concern relative to the durability and useful life of a mattress before making any purchase.

In its simplest form ... choosing the "best possible" mattress for any particular person really comes down to FIRST finding a few knowledgeable and transparent retailers and/or manufacturers (either locally or online) that sell the types of mattresses that you are most interested in that are in a budget range you are comfortable with and that you have confirmed will provide you with the all the information you need about the materials and components inside the mattresses they sell so you will be able to make informed choices and meaningful comparisons between mattresses and then ...

1. Careful testing (hopefully using the testing guidelines in the tutorial) to make sure that a mattress is a good match for you in terms of "comfort", firmness, and PPP ... and/or that you are comfortable with the options you have available to return, exchange, or "fine tune" the mattress and any costs involved if you can't test a mattress in person or aren't confident that your mattress is a suitable choice.

2. Checking to make sure that there are no lower quality materials or weak links in a mattress you are considering relative to your weight/BMI range that could compromise the durability and useful life of the mattress (see the durability guidelines here ).

3. Comparing your finalists for "value" based on #1 and #2 and all the other parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you.

Is it reasonable to expect long lasting quality in a Queen mattress at this price point?


Price point and mattress quality are not always directly correlated (i.e., the most expensive mattresses are not necessarily the best). Use the information I listed previously to objectively evaluate the componentry of the mattress, and then you’ll give yourself the best chance and finding a product that will be the most durable for your budget (part of you PPP).

I look forward to learning about what you decide to do.

Phoenix
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