The Zinus Memory Foam Green Tea 12 inch Mattress is one of the best values in memory foam mattresses on the market. At $290 for a queen size you would be hard pressed to find this quality at a better price.
You can purchase this mattress directly from Amazon. It is also Prime eligible so you can get is shipped for free and delivered to your door in a couple days. You can even sign up for mattress removal via Amazon starting at $79 where someone will remove your old mattress to make way for the new one. You can schedule a time within a 3 hour window.
This mattress weighs about 75 lbs. So you may need some help getting it in the house. It comes compressed like most of the other foam mattresses I have reviewed. Below is an overview of the mattress.
I think a big reason why this mattress is so inexpensive is that it is made in China. That said, it is CertiPUR – US Certified.
As far as construction it is made as follows:
- 3 inches Memory Foam, 2 inches Comfort Foam, 3.5 inches Airflow High-density Foam, 3.5 inches Airflow High-density Base Support Foam
This adds up to 12 inches of depth.
I couldn’t find any information listing the densities of each layer but I found that the layers work well together and you don’t notice any harsh transitions.
The reason this mattress is called the Green Tea Mattress is that it is infused with green tea extract to keep the mattress fresh. I did notice that it had a nicer smell than a typical foam mattress but you could still smell some of the memory foam chemicals, I don’t think that can be avoided. The green tea scent does linger though after the mattress is done off gassing.
I found this mattress to be on the softer end of the spectrum although my wife found it to be a more medium to medium firm. I am heaver than her which would account for the difference in feel. That said, this mattress should accommodate all sleep styles. It is extremely versatile and gives great support. I think that’s the reason why it has so many positive reviews on Amazon.
This mattress absorbs motion very well. Below is a video of me dropping my bowling ball on it.
Here it is in slow motion:
This mattress is on par with most newer memory foam mattresses I have slept on in term of heat retention. I tested this mattress out in July and did not find myself waking up hot. Below is an infrared video which shows how quickly heat dissipates from the mattress
I am very impressed with this mattress from Zinus. I also recently reviewed their iCoil model which I thought was nice but this one is much better with pressure relief and overall comfort. One drawback is that there is only a 30 day return period. That doesn’t give you a whole lot of time to test it out to see if its a good fit but it is enough. Many of the brands I have reviewed have at least a 100 day trial period. If you are looking for a great value with no frills, this is the mattress for you!
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