Zinus Mattress Review 2020

Zinus Mattress Review

Love being cradled? Love being supported? Love a little bit of both?

These are the questions Zinus asks on its site to potential customers. It’s a quiz slash bed-and-sleeper matchmaker slash marketing tool. But the stuff works. It offers a shortcut to the rather time-consuming task of traveling to a physical store and testing each model on display.

The other alternative? Well, this Zinus Mattress Review. We’ve compiled everything there is to know about the company’s hybrid and memory foam mattress collections. We list the brand’s highlight features. And we give you unbiased ratings of each current model.

There’s no quiz to take here. But we’re sure you’re going to understand whether Zinus has the perfect match for you or not. 

Zinus Mattress Review (Unbiased & Updated)

Highlights

Construction & Materials

Currently, Zinus Mattress dishes out 8 memory foam and hybrid mattress options to customers (4 under each category). Our research shows that the materials found in all of its models affect overall user satisfaction. Chances are some models may feature the same layer composition. So either mattress can be good for a certain sleeper type.

The thickness profile is another make-or-break factor. This also correlates to firmness, another deal-breaker for many owners. A closer look at each model can yield more accurate ratings than this overview. So keep on reading as we’re also excited to share the individual scores with you.

Zinus Armita 5 Inch Smart Box Spring / Mattress...
  • THE LAST BOX SPRING YOU’LL EVER NEED - Unlike a traditional box spring, the Armita is made of solid steel that comes together in no time and is backed by our Zinus “Peace of Mind” 5 year warranty
  • DURABLY ENGINEERED - Durable steel is used to construct the inside framework of this foundation; slats are spaced 6 - 7 inches apart; twin size supports a maximum weight capacity of 250 lbs, while all other sizes can support up to 500 lbs
  • LOW PROFILE DESIGN - A 5 inch height is perfect for taller mattresses or for those who enjoy their bed lower to the floor

Firmness & Feel

Firmness varies from model to model. So, watch out for the individual scores for each type below. But the brand definitely covers a lot of ground. It delivers soft, medium soft, firm, medium-firm, and firm–catering to sleepers of many shapes and sizes.

Cooling

Traditional mattresses are familiar with heat traps. There is little breathability found in high-density, all-foam designs. But recently, infusing cooling components into memory foam has brands giving their memory foam mattresses a new lease on life. Still, the ones by Zinus are reported to retain some heat.

The hybrids fare a bit better, though. Springs at the bottom of such beds improve air circulation, so the surface is kept cooler for the duration of your sleep. This category scores are higher than the all-foam.

Edge Support & Sinkage

Edge support is not the strongest feature of most all-foam mattresses. Some hybrids also lag behind in this regard. Zinus’ memory foam models have little to no edge support. The parts were you usually sit are prone to early sinkage. Do you roll over to the perimeter? The area may feel unstable for you, especially if you snooze on your side.

Hybrid models have more edge support to offer. And pocketed coils are generally better than non-pocketed ones. Zinus’ hybrid mattresses are pretty reliable for this matter.

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Zinus Shalini Platform, Queen, Dark Grey
  • GOOD LOOKS, CONFIDENT STYLE - With its easy-as-pie assembly, sturdy construction and elegant diamond pattern stitching, the Shalini stands the test of time and makes a stunningly chic addition to your bedroom
  • DURABLY DESIGNED - Interior steel framework and dense foam padding add comfort and longevity; twin size supports a maximum weight capacity of 350 lbs, while all other sizes can support up to 700 lbs
  • NO BOX SPRING NEEDED - Durable wood slats support and extend the life of your latex, memory foam or spring mattress without the need for a box spring; for the twin and full sizes, slats are spaced 2.7 inches apart, and for other sizes, slats are spaced 3.2 inches apart

Motion Transfer

Memory foam mattresses are known isolators of motion. So the Zinus models under this classification perform just as well as their competitors in this area. Their thick foam layers do not disappoint. We can say performance is consistent among the 4.

What about the hybrid models? As spring systems can swing both ways, a hybrid classification means reduced motion transfer. That’s because the top foam layers and the base support power combination of spring and foam should provide the bed with a good balance. 

Pricing

Zinus has one of the lowest price points in both categories in the industry. A queen-size memory foam model can retail between $112 and $467. And that’s already choosing among 4 models and multiple thickness options. The prices range from $200 to $442 for any queen-size hybrid models.

While your best bet is buying online for the best deals, Zinus also has brick-and-mortar stores you can check. The costs of other traditional retail brands can hurt your pocket. But these beds are budget-friendly.

Other Factors

Zinus mattresses are compressed and vacuum-sealed, delivered in a box to your doorstep, and easy to set up. All mattress orders are entitled to a 100-night sleep trial, without a required break-in period. Returns can be requested and refunds can be issued quickly afterward.

Your non-prorated, 10-year warranty starts on your purchase date. So make sure you keep your proof of purchase. Aside from the site, Zinus mattresses are available on Amazon. Its memory foam beds are among the most popular products in their category.

Zinus Armita 5 Inch Smart Box Spring / Mattress...
  • THE LAST BOX SPRING YOU’LL EVER NEED - Unlike a traditional box spring, the Armita is made of solid steel that comes together in no time and is backed by our Zinus “Peace of Mind” 5 year warranty
  • DURABLY ENGINEERED - Durable steel is used to construct the inside framework of this foundation; slats are spaced 6 - 7 inches apart; twin size supports a maximum weight capacity of 250 lbs, while all other sizes can support up to 500 lbs
  • LOW PROFILE DESIGN - A 5 inch height is perfect for taller mattresses or for those who enjoy their bed lower to the floor

Memory Foam Models

Green Tea Memory Foam Pressure Relief Mattress

The starter layers for this set are the memory foam top and high-density base. That’s for the 6 inches. For 8 and 10 inches, thickness of the top layer increases and pressure relief high-density foam is added. Another high-density foam sits between the pressure relief foam and base foam in the 12 inches. All of them are covered in Jacquard knit, and the green tea extract boosts softness and freshness.

Zinus Memory Foam Mattress Review

Firmness is placed at 5.9 to 6.6 (Queen), within the comfort zone for many sleepers. Pressure relief, as the name suggests, is the most important benefit. But it also contains materials like purified charcoal to absorb moisture and minimize odor. A queen version retails from $156 to $344. It fits any bed base or frame.

Minimal motion isolation is observed. Sweaty? This all-foam bed can sleep warm.

Zinus 12 Inch Gel-Infused Green Tea Memory Foam...
  • As cool as it gets - Settle in to a bed made with our most cooling formula yet, promising perfectly temperature-regulated sleep and a clean feeling night after night, all thanks to our enveloping memory foam packed with cooling gel and green tea
  • Pressure-relieving foams - 2 inch ultra-cooling gel and green tea infused memory foam, 3 inches soft comfort foam, and 7 total inches durable high density base support foam; ideal for side sleepers and average-weight sleepers
  • Certipur US certified - Highest quality foam is Certipur US certified for durability, performance, and content

Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress

The main layers are the same in all the thickness options of this model. You have the swirling foam on top, followed by the comfort layer, and completed by the high-density base. The gel is infused in the memory foam to wick away heat while conforming to your curves. Knit fabric that’s so soft and stretchy wraps up this thick baby. It comes in 8, 10, 12, and 14 inches.

This bed is meant to make your nights chill and comfortable. It’s not too soft and not too firm from 5.6 to 7.2 (Queen). It’s also got green tea, which is antimicrobial and odor-eliminating. A queen edition can cost $246-392. The low prices are definitely a Zinus edge. But this one also proves to be a winner firmness-wise. It’s soft to the touch but actually feels medium when you sleep on it. 

Pressure Relief Memory Foam Cloud Mattress

Get your dreamy plush fix from this super-soft all-foam design. A viscolatex responsive foam fits into the top layer. The 10 and 12 sizes contain memory foam, comfort foam, and high-density base support foam. The thinnest 8 inches also has all layers except for the comfort foam. A quilted blend of microfiber and jacquard knit fabric makes up the softcover.

A 6.2 to 7.5 (Queen) firmness should feel hard enough to support your body but not too hard to sacrifice comfort. Pressure points are eliminated thanks to the contouring capabilities of memory foam. This alleviates pain in the lower back as well as in shoulders, hips, and necks. A queen-size bed sells for $249 and 330.

Zinus 12 Inch Cloud Memory Foam Mattress / Pressure...
  • Cloudlike luxury - We’re not kidding - the feel of our Cloud mattress is just how we imagine it would feel to sleep on one; with cradling memory foam and plush microfiber, we’ve created a cloudlike, luxurious feel that hugs your curves like no other
  • Supportive foams - 2 total inches plush microfiber and foam quilted top, 2 inches conforming memory foam, 3 inches soft comfort foam, and 5 inches durable, high density base support foam; ideal for side sleepers and petite to average-weight sleepers
  • Certipur us & oeko tex certified - Highest quality foam is Certipur US certified for durability, performance, and content; cover meets OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification standards and has been manufactured under environmentally friendly conditions

Gel-Infused Green Tea ActivFRESH Memory Foam Mattress

A top layer of MyGel Memory Foam combines with super soft foam in the 8 inches and 10 inches. Instead of super-soft foam, the 6 inches contains a thin high-density core foam and a thicker high-density base foam. In the tallest 12-inch version, you get those 3 plus super soft foam as the second layer. Of course, all of them are infused with green tea and purified charcoal.

A knitted jacquard cover wraps it all up nicely. Firmness ranges from 5.4 to 6.1 (Queen). Prices for the same size with varied thickness go from $177 to $312. It may come with some off-gassing, which will dissipate in a few hours to days.

Zinus 12 Inch Gel-Infused Green Tea Memory Foam...
  • As cool as it gets - Settle in to a bed made with our most cooling formula yet, promising perfectly temperature-regulated sleep and a clean feeling night after night, all thanks to our enveloping memory foam packed with cooling gel and green tea
  • Pressure-relieving foams - 2 inch ultra-cooling gel and green tea infused memory foam, 3 inches soft comfort foam, and 7 total inches durable high density base support foam; ideal for side sleepers and average-weight sleepers
  • Certipur US certified - Highest quality foam is Certipur US certified for durability, performance, and content

Hybrid Models

Cooling Hybrid Gel Foam Mattress

Take the cooling effects of gel foam and combine them with the pressure-relieving feels of coils. Yes, this hybrid takes things to the next level (as expected from hybrids). But the iCoil technology is Zinus’ answer to sleepers’ support and motion transfer needs. Available in 10 and 12 inches, this model blends swirl foam, comfort foam, and encased spring surrounded by high-density foam.

Zinus Hybrid Mattress

A 5.8 to 6.2 firmness (Queen) means you have options for some customization. Supportive and relaxing, this hybrid build balances strength and comfort in one go. You can own a queen mattress in this style for $312 or $358.

Pressure Relief Euro Top, Pocketed iCoil® Hybrid Mattress

Available in 12 and 13 inches, this model features 4 layers topped by a fiber padding. Dubbed the BioFoam, it uses natural oil seed to lessen the use of petrol-based chemical oils in the processing of the foam. It is certified by CertiPUR-US. The remaining layers are as follows: foam, high-density foam, and high-density base support foam.

Like the cooling hybrid gel foam design, it also sports the iCoil technology. The firmness is just right at 5.7 to 5.9. Its Euro-top surface delivers a soft feel while remaining supportive when you lie down. A queen is priced at $329 and $375.

Zinus iCoil 13 Inch Euro Top Spring Mattress and BiFold...
  • Item may ship in more than one box and may arrive separately
  • Luxurious, customized mattress support from iCoil Pocketed Springs and Foam and Fiber Quilted Cover
  • Smartly Shipped - Our patented technology allows our mattresses to be efficiently compressed, rolled and shipped in a box conveniently to your door

Mint Green Foam Hybrid Spring Mattress

Easy on the eyes, this model starts out with a thin frame. The 6-inch thickness gives it a small profile. But inside it, you’ll actually find high-density foam (right at the top) and viscolatex foam combined with innerspring. At 10 inches, it’s already packed with 2 viscolatex foam layers. This beauty does not disappoint when it comes to giving support to your body.

Its 5.4 to 6.3 firmness suggests it still falls within the universal comfort zone. Get a queen for $166 to $254.

Pressure Relief Pocketed iCoil® Hybrid Mattress

It’s soft yet firm. This mattress comes in only one thickness. It’s packed with comfort foam, high-density foam, and iCoil pocketed springs. All of these work together to bring you a harmonious balance of support and bounce. It’s jacquard knit fabric cover has that softness consistent across Zinus mattress models.

The plush feel (4.9) doesn’t come as a surprise given Zinus’ ability to match soft surfaces with strong support bases. This is one of the higher-priced models. But $336 for a queen bed is not bad at all.

Why You Should Buy A Zinus Mattress

Firmness options, budget-friendly prices, and plush top-supportive core/base features are the pros we’d like you to consider. You should look at individual models to have a clearer sight of how these factors apply to them.

You should also consider getting the Pressure Relief Pocketed iCoil® Hybrid Mattress. If you’re into firm mattresses that actually feel super soft to the touch.

Why You Should Not Buy A Zinus Mattress

There are far better online mattresses to choose from if you’re after cooling and comfort. Motion isolation is also not good in the Zinus memory foam mattresses. They’re reported to sleep warm. The hybrid ones offer more breathability because of the pocketed coils found in them.

You should also skip buying a Zinus Mattress if you’re a side sleeper. Contouring may be good in the Pressure Relief Memory Foam Cloud Mattress. But that may not be the case for the remaining models.

The Verdict

That rare combination of plush top and the supportive base is truly a Zinus signature. It’s hard to top in this area. Another strong point is multiple firmness options. The thickness variants of the 4 memory foam models and 4 hybrid models make for great customization for customers with various firmness preferences.

However, the number of models can also hinder Zinus from making a standout mattress. By focusing its attention on several models per category, it seems to be copying features from one and applying them to another. Too few details are added to differentiate design from the rest.

In contrast, see how Stearns and Foster highlights key differences among its mattress lines in this comprehensive review of the traditional mattress brand.