Tuft & Needle sent us their new Mint Mattress. We’re excited to review this highly acclaimed bed in a box from the Serta Simmons partner. We put it to the test to see if it holds up to the hype.
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Tuft & Needle Mint Highlights
- Dense foams create solid support and alignment
- T&N Adaptive foam sleeps cool
- Low motion transfer limits partner disturbance
- Contouring pressure relief
T&N uses open cell technology, a porous synthetic foam, that allows air to pass freely. Combined with upgraded ceramic gel and 30% more graphite, the Mint was designed to sleeps cooler than the original Tuft & Needle. It’s 12” layered structure also allows for more conformity and a bit softer, plusher feel. T&N Adaptive foam responds more quickly than memory foam and has less sinkage. At 80 lbs. for a queen mattress, it’s a bit heavier than the standard model but, still quite manageable with a second set of hands.
The charcoal gray, thick knitted cover promotes breathability and is soft but durable.
3” of 3.5 lb density foam provides both support and pressure relief.
2” of 3 lb. density transition foam offers additional and stability and comfort.
6” of 1.8 lb. standard poly foam gives this mattress solid structure and support.
Tuft & Needle Mint Rating
Tuft & Needle Mint Comfort / Firmness Options
Everyone interprets comfort differently. Physical condition, age, and sleep position all play a factor in determining personal preference. This mattress is designed to be a medium feel but we felt it was a bit softer than that designation.
On Your Back
Most back sleepers require a moderate firmness. A not too soft, not too firm feel that maintains alignment while relieving pressure. We found the Mint to offer exceptional support and contouring. This mattress conforms wonderfully to your spine without sinking too deep. While some back sleepers do genuinely feel more comfortable on a very firm mattress, most should find the Mint’s more mid range feel to be a great option.
On Your Side
Side sleepers will enjoy that the Mint mattress contours the curves of your body. We found it to conform nicely to the shoulders and hips while keeping your body in proper alignment.
On Your Stomach
T&N Adaptive foam is more responsive than memory foam and has less sinkage. We found the Mint to be reasonably comfortable while on our stomachs. That said, larger individuals may prefer a firmer mattress. If your back dips too low while on your stomach it can result in lower lumbar pain.
Tuft & Needle Mint Pros and Cons
- Pressure relief: the Mint contours and conforms to your body as well as high end memory foam beds. We experienced considerable pressure relief on this mattress. This was the most noticeable while side sleeping.
- Support: The Mint has a softer feel but that doesn’t mean it lacks support. We found this mattress to provide solid spinal alignment.
- Sleeps cool: We noticed no issues with heat retention. While the Mint did not sleep hot, it did not sleep cooler than most other mattresses using similar cooling technology. The addition of graphite and cooling gels to reduce heat is a common industry practice.
- Price point: the quality of this mattress combined with a reasonable price point make the Mint a solid value. While not the most economical mattress we’ve tested, it compares favorably to more expensive options.
- Only one comfort option: The Mint’s medium firmness should appeal to most but not all comfort preferences.
Who Will Like This Mattress
Those seeking exceptional pressure relief will appreciate the Mint’s contouring conformity. It cradles your body to relieve pressure points.
Sleepers in search of excellent support will appreciate the outstanding body alignment this mattress offers. Dense foams provide better than average support.
If you want a softer feel without excessive sinkage T&N adaptive foam offers more responsive support with easier movement than memory foam.
Couples seeking less motion transfer will appreciate this mattress. Unlike coil springs, T&N foam limits movement detection.
If you sleep hot, this mattress will could be right for you. Graphite, ceramic gels, and breathable open celled foam create a cool sleep environment.
Who Will Not Like This Mattress
Those in search of a firmer feel will do better looking elsewhere. How firm you like your mattress is a personal preference.
If you don’t like the feel of an all foam mattress, the Mint probably won’t change your mind. Some people genuinely prefer the more structured feel of a coil mattress. On an innerspring, there is a more definitive point where you stop sinking in. By design, an all foam mattress eliminates that sensation. It’s not a question of right or wrong. It’s a matter of personal preference.
Tuft & Needle Mint Unboxing and Setup
The Mint is delivered free of charge to your doorstep. No white glove in home service is offered. That said, it’s a relatively simple setup. While it’s possible for one person to do it, having a second set of hands makes the job much easier. Once carried to the room your Mint will be set up, remove the mattress from its box. We recommend placing it on your bed foundation before unwrapping. The next step is to unroll the outside wrapping. This will allow your mattress to unfold and begin to expand. Once you have carefully cut through the plastic seal, your mattress will rapidly take shape. You’ll be able to lay on your mattress within minutes but allow for an hour or so for full expansion.
It’s important a that any Queen or King size mattress have a frame with a sturdy center support and additional legs on the ground. Over time, cheap frames can affect the support and longevity of your mattress.
|Tuft & Needle Mint||Foam Combination Mattress||$995||Free||100 days||10 years||93|
|Tomorrow Sleep Hybrid Mattress||Hybrid Mattress||$890||Free||365 days||10 years||90|
|Muse Sleep Memory Foam||Memory Foam Mattress||$950||Free||120 days||10 years||89.3|
|Original Purple Mattress||Foam Combination Mattress||$999||Free||100 days||10 years||86.5|
|Twin||38" x 75"||$595|
|Twin XL||38" x 80"||$645|
|Full||54" x 75"||$845|
|Queen||60" x 80"||$995|
|King||76" x 80"||$1,145|
|Cal King||72" x 84"||$1,145|
Pressure relief compares favorably to high end memory foam mattresses costing twice the cost. While the Mint’s price is not as low as some mattresses we have tried, dollar for dollar, it’s a good value.