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Re: Anyone own a techno gel mattress? 23 Nov 2012 07:39 #11

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Hi Da,

I'll have to call healthy Back because now you have me curious.

You've probably seen this but just in case there is a Washington list in post #2 here which shows some of the other options that are reasonably close to you.

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Anyone own a techno gel mattress? 30 Jan 2014 16:56 #12

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After lying on many mattresses DH and I have found the technogel deluxe to be far and above the most comfortable we have tried. Feel supported all over with no pressure points. Lay on it twice for about a half hour each time to make sure. , all foam and memory foam no springs. Have been given some info on layers but waiting for specifics about densities of the layers.

Just concerned about durability with this being such a new line of mattresses. Wondered how previous participants in these forums are fairing some months after purchase. I did read about the folks at Healthy Back having a number of returns which is concerning.

We are based in Brisbane Australia, so we are limited with our options over here. Did consider a tempur but the technogel creates way less pressure on my shoulder.

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Anyone own a techno gel mattress? 30 Jan 2014 19:47 #13

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Ok have the specs for the King size technogel deluxe model I am looking at. I have converted density and depth to imperial since you are in the US. I don't know how to convert the hardness so have omitted that. If you are familiar with the metric measurement for hardness let me know and I can supply.

Overall mattress 12"
Working from bottom up:
Solid box 1" HD poly goes across bottom of mattress and encases bottom 7"of mattress.
6" MD foam 1.5lb
1" comfort foam? 1.75lb
1.5" 2.5lb LR memory foam
1.2" 3.4lb visco/memory foam
gel layer looks about .5" thick didn't get measurement from salesperson
.5" 2.5lb LR memory foam

I am concerned that the technogel might not maintain it's exquisite comfort over time . Sales person claims that the number of layers compensates for lower density core. Price $4367.

Any thoughts?

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Anyone own a techno gel mattress? 30 Jan 2014 21:27 #14

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Thanks for sharing. I don't think I'd buy it for 1/10th of the price.

Read about polyfoam support

Read about Memory foam

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Anyone own a techno gel mattress? 30 Jan 2014 22:36 #15

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Hi delrose,

The specs in Ausralia appear to be a little different from some of their mattresses in North America. You can see some of my thoughts about Technogel here and some of the North American specs in the middle attachment in post #3 here and in post #2 here . There is also more about Technogel in Europe in this thread and a forum search on Technogel (you can just click this) will bring up more comments and feedback about them as well.

You can read more about the factors that affect durability and the useful life of a mattress in post #4 here . While it's true that deeper layers will be less stressed and the layers above them will absorb more of the stress from sleeping on the mattress (a mattress will tend to soften and break down from the top down) ... I also think that these are clearly on the low side ... especially for a mattress in this price range and the comfort layers would seem to be a weak link in the mattress in terms of the comfort life of the mattress. An inch or so of lower quality materials is usually fine but once you get into the range of about 2" or more it can be a weak link in the mattress and this has 3.2" of lower density materials in the upper layers (assuming all of these are memory foam and not polyfoam). I also don't know why they would use 1.5 lb density base foam in a premium mattress (outside of cost savings of course) although this would be less of an issue with durability unless someone was in a heavier weight range.

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Anyone own a techno gel mattress? 03 Feb 2014 11:46 #16

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I have some experience with Tecnogel in the past. We used to sell their pillows.
One thing to caution is NOT to buy based on the cool factor.
When the reps first rolled out the Tecnogel pillows to us, they really hyped up the cool factor.
So naturally that was a big selling point that we used. However after a couple of months selling them we noticed a lot of pillows were being returned because they started making the customers hot.
We learned that initially the pillows would feel cool, but after 15- 30 minutes the gel would take the same temperature as the body.
And after speaking with the rep he even mentioned that also happens with the mattresses.
So if you tend to sleep warm, it may not be the best choice.
However their mattresses are well made and comfortable but quite expensive.
Hope this helps and good luck on your mattress hunting.

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Anyone own a techno gel mattress? 05 Feb 2014 15:38 #17

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Decided not to buy the technogel. Thanks to everyone for the advice. We have found another mattress with good quality components that is about 90% as comfortable but should last the distance.

Thanks so much for the info on this site. Most mattress salespeople can't tell you anything meaningful about their products. Although most were willing to contact the manufacturers for the information I wanted, ther is a definate lack of transparency with most major brands. The exception being one of our independent local manufacturers whose sale staff knew everything about their product.

Thanks again.

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Anyone own a techno gel mattress? 05 Feb 2014 15:54 #18

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Hi dee rose,

The exception being one of our independent local manufacturers whose sale staff knew everything about their product.


Dealing with a retailer/manufacturer like this can be a breath of fresh air compared to most of the mainstream industry.

Congratulations on your new mattress :)

Would you mind sharing what you ended up buying?

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Anyone own a techno gel mattress? 11 Feb 2014 17:50 #19

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Hi Phoenix,
We ended up going with a Sleepmaker Chiro Ultimate Dream since it was the second most comfortable bed we tested. Other influencing factors were:

- Really wanted to buy with Makin Mattresses due to their superior customer support and double sided mattresses, but unfortunately just did not like the feel of them.

- Ended up with a pocket coil pillow top bed because all the other memory foam mattresses we tried just were not close in comfort to the technogel or the Sleepmaker, our two close contenders.

- the Sleepmaker bed uses talalay latex and 65/40 dunlop viscoflex and a thin (lLess than 2cm) layer of lower density 25 PU as their comfort layer. I know that 80kg memory foam is ideal, but we but the only beds available with that grade of memory foam from where we live were 100% memory foam mattresses to purchase only online or tempur. I just can't come at buying a mattress without testing it first, especially since the tempur of that grade was nowhere near top of our comfort list.

- Sleepmaker in Australia now owns Dunlop foams. So all dunlop foams used throughout the mattress we chose. We have had only good experiences with dunlop foam products in the past.

- Sleepy's, the retailer we purchased from is the only outlet in Brisbane apart from Makin Mattresses that offers a comfort exchange. Sleepy's is a 60 day, Makin Mattresses is an impressive 5 year comfort guarantee. (Yeah just wish we'd fallen in love with one of their beds.)

- Beds in Australia seem to bed more expensive than in the US across the board. Any reasonable quality king size mattress whether from a large company or smaller locally owned business are $3,000 - $4,000.

- My chiropractor said that the "chiro" in this range of beds is genuine not just a rubber stamp. He said that the Chiropractor's Association of Australia was involved with the development of and 2 years of testing on these beds. He owns one and has found it comfortable and durable.

Lets hope we do too... just waiting for delivery now.
Many thanks

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Anyone own a techno gel mattress? 11 Feb 2014 18:46 #20

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Hi dee rose,

Thanks for letting us know what you ended up buying :)

I'm not familiar with the Australian market (although there are some links to some of the Australian forum threads and manufacturers in post #2 here ) but it sounds to me like you made a good quality and well researched choice.

It would be great if you have the chance to let us know how it works out once you've had the chance to sleep on it for a bit.

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