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Tuft & Needle Mint
Firmness: Medium Firm (6)
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
Price Range: $1,095 – $2,095
Warranty 10-Year, Limited
- Mix of responsive and supportive polyfoam that works especially well for side sleepers
- Superior motion isolation reduces movement-related sleep disruptions
- Heat-wicking materials infused into the polyfoam help the mattress sleep cool
- Heavier back and stomach sleepers may experience sinkage
- Shallower contouring than memory foam
- Sleepers over 230 pounds could find the mattress is too soft for optimal support
The Sleep Doctor’s Take: Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress
With two layers of soft polyfoam infused with gel and graphite designed to wick away heat, the Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress not only sleeps cooler than other all-foam options, it’s also great at isolating motion. It’s a good choice for those who tend to sleep hot or who share the bed with restless partners, children, or pets.
Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress: An Introduction
Established in 2012, Tuft & Needle is among the original online mattress retailers. Owned by Serta Simmons Bedding, the focus of Tuft & Needle is on high-quality materials and construction, with all three of their mattress models designed and built in the United States.
The Tuft & Needle lineup includes the flagship all-foam Original and the Hybrid, a high-end offering featuring nine layers of foam and springs. We’ll be focusing here on the Mint, an all-foam model that adds an additional layer of adaptive foam to the Original’s design.
We’ll delve into what it’s like to sleep on the Mint, who it’s best for, and how it performed in key categories like pressure relief, temperature neutrality, and durability. We’ll then explore what it’s made of, how much it costs, and where you can purchase a Mint Mattress.
How We Review
The Sleep Doctor’s reviews are based on research and testing conducted by our team, representing a range of body types and sleep position preferences. Our team members are informed by years of experience in the sleep products industry and their testing results in an informed analysis you can use when choosing your next mattress.
What’s It Like to Sleep on the Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress?
The medium firm (6) feel of the Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress gives it a fairly broad appeal, but it works especially well for side sleepers under 230 pounds. Back and stomach sleepers under 130 pounds can also find a lot to like in the Mint. However, sleepers over 130 pounds may benefit from a firmer sleep surface that’s able to better align the spine and support the body’s heavier areas, like the hips.
In terms of performance, the Mint Mattress is made of polyfoam, not memory foam, so it has less of that signature hug. It’s not bouncy or springy like a latex or hybrid mattress, but it does sleep cooler than other all-foam options and is great at isolating motion. It’s also durable and should hold up well to normal wear and tear.
Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress Pros and Cons
- Ideal for side sleepers under 230 pounds
- Sleeps cooler than other all-foam mattress options
- Limited motion transfer across the sleep surface
- May be too soft for stomach and back sleepers
- Less hug than memory foam mattresses
- Lacks bounciness and the firmer pushback of a latex or innerspring mattress
Sleeping Positions, Body Weight, and Firmness
The ideal firmness level for a mattress varies depending on a sleeper’s body type and preferred sleep position. Our team of testers includes a range of sleepers to better pinpoint a mattress’ balance of comfort and support, as well as its overall feel.
In the case of the Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress, its fairly balanced ratio between the comfort layers and support core give it a medium firm rating or a 6 on our 10-point firmness scale. This mid-level firmness level is neither too soft nor too hard and works for a majority of sleepers.
Tuft & Needle Mint Sleeper Ratings
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Over 230 lbs.|
The Mint was an excellent fit for our side sleeping testers weighing between 130 and 230 pounds. They appreciated the just-right levels of conforming comfort and alignment-promoting support. Lighter side sleepers also benefited from the pressure-relieving contour of the Mint’s polyfoam upper layers. While slightly less impressed, side sleepers over 230 pounds rated the Mint as average for an all-foam mattress.
For our back sleepers under 130 pounds, the Mint checked all the boxes. They noted the support core’s ample pushback and the significant pressure relief of the comfort layers. However, for our back-sleeping testers over 130 pounds, the Mint delivered only average levels of comfort and support.
Stomach sleepers under 130 pounds found the most to like about the Mint, finding that the polyfoam core offered sufficient support around the hips, while the comfort layers cradled the body. Ratings decreased for stomach sleepers over 130 pounds with the waning performance more pronounced for those above 230 pounds who experienced too much sinkage under the midsection.
Our Performance Ratings
Our testers rated the Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress across key performance categories with one being poor and five being excellent.
All-foam mattresses are known for their superior pressure relieving capabilities and the Mint is no exception. Its polyfoam comfort layers are perhaps slightly less conforming than true memory foam might be, but the mattress offers plenty of contouring capability nonetheless. By cradling the natural curves of the spine, the polyfoam promotes alignment and reduces the build up of pressure in key points around the neck, shoulders, and hips.
Our testers were impressed with the Mint’s temperature neutrality. All-foam mattresses tend to trap body heat, but the Mint incorporates special materials into its foams designed to keep the mattress cool. The uppermost polyfoam layer is infused with graphite and gel meant to draw heat away from the sleep surface. It also features an open-cell structure for better breathability. A second comfort layer incorporates ceramic and gel for further cooling.
Tuft & Needle promotes the Mint as a mattress designed for sharing, and our testing team found that it lives up to this claim. Even during our kettlebell test, the layers of polyfoam efficiently isolated motion, meaning movement didn’t travel across the sleep surface. We’re confident that sleepers won’t be easily disturbed by children, partners, or pets on the Mint mattress.
The edges of all-foam mattresses tend to collapse under pressure. The Mint offsets this somewhat with a reinforced edge. While not as sturdy as the perimeter of an innerspring or hybrid mattress, the Mint’s added edge support does increase the usable area and makes it easier to get in and out of bed.
In general, all-foam mattresses are less durable than their latex and hybrid counterparts, lasting an average of between six and seven years. Given the Mint’s use of high-quality foam construction, sleepers can expect it to meet and possibly exceed the usual foam mattress lifespan of six to seven years. Of course, much depends on each individual owner’s level of wear and tear so actual lifespans will vary.
Ease of Movement
Given the deep contour of the Mint’s polyfoam comfort layers, the mattress is less reactive to movement across the sleep surface. While not as deeply conforming as some memory foam models, the Mint’s foam construction still feels more like sleeping in the mattress rather than sleeping on it. This can be a boon for those looking for pressure relief, but is less ideal for active sleepers or those seeking the bounciness of an innerspring or latex mattress.
The Mint’s foam layers create a cushioned surface for sex that works well for some couples. However, with less springiness than other mattress types and average edge support, the Mint may not be ideal for couples who desire a more responsive surface that facilitates easy movement.
Typically, all-foam mattresses release the most volatile organic compounds (VOCs), the tiny particles that are responsible for the temporary odors that develop after a mattress is taken out of its packaging. The Mint offsets this somewhat by using CertiPUR-US certified foams that are free of harmful chemicals. The Mint is also Greenguard Gold certified for low emissions.
What Is the Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress Made Of?
The Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress features a knit cover that zips off for easy washing. Two layers of adaptive polyfoam make up the comfort system. The first is 3 inches of open-cell polyfoam designed to wick away heat with its infusion of graphite and gel. Just below that is a second 2-inch polyfoam layer that incorporates gel and ceramic intended to provide additional cooling and pressure relief.
A 6.5-inch layer of polyfoam in the support core provides a sturdy foundation. The Mint’s edges are reinforced, allowing them to withstand the pressure of getting in and out of bed. All foams used in the Mint Mattress are CertiPUR-US certified free of harmful chemicals and Greenguard Gold certified low in emissions.
Tuft & Needle Mint Construction Layers
|Cover Material||Knit Fabric Blend|
|Comfort Layers||3” Gel- and Graphite-Infused Polyfoam|
2” Gel- and Ceramic-Infused Polyfoam
|Support Core||6.5” Polyfoam|
How Much Does the Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress Cost?
The Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress has a price tag that puts it squarely in the luxury mattress category. Its higher cost compared to other all-foam mattresses accounts for its high-quality foams that incorporate special gel and heat-conducting materials as well as its American design and manufacturing facilities.
|Twin||$1,095||39” x 75”||11.5”||50 lbs.|
|Twin XL||$1,195||39” x 80”||11.5”||52 lbs.|
|Full||$1,395||54” x 75”||11.5”||66 lbs.|
|Queen||$1,595||60” x 80”||11.5”||80 lbs.|
|King||$2,095||76” x 80”||11.5”||100 lbs.|
|California King||$2,095||72” x 84”||11.5”||100 lbs.|
Which Tuft & Needle Mattress Is Right for You?
The Mint is one of two all-foam mattress models made by Tuft & Needle. The other is the brand’s flagship Original Mattress that has one less layer of polyfoam in the comfort layer, but otherwise features similar materials and construction. Its lower price-point puts Tuft & Needle quality within reach of more shoppers. The Original performed especially well for our stomach and back sleepers.
Tuft & Needle also has a hybrid model that combines foam layers with pocketed springs. A pillow-top quilted with memory foam adds extra cushioning that gives the Hybrid Mattress a medium feel. It’s a good fit for sleepers seeking a balance of comfort and support with a slightly softer sleep surface.
Tuft & Needle Mattresses at a Glance
|Model||Firmness||Mattress Type||Height||Base Price (Queen)|
|Tuft & Needle Original||Medium Firm (6)||Foam||9.5”||$995|
|Tuft & Needle Mint||Medium Firm (6)||Foam||11.5”||$1,595|
|Tuft & Needle Hybrid||Medium (5)||Hybrid||12”||$1,995|
Discounts and Coupons
Tuft & Needle runs frequent sales that usually coincide with holidays and three-day weekends. The brand also offers discounts on purchases for certain groups including active military, veterans, first responders, and healthcare professionals.
Where Can You Buy the Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress?
The Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress is available online through the brand website and in seven brick-and-mortar store locations. Shoppers can also find the Mint both in-store and online via third-party retailers, like Crate & Barrel. It’s worth noting that sleep trials, shipping, and returns may vary depending on where you make your purchase.
|Buying Information and Customer Policies|
|Availability||The Mint Mattress is available through the brand website and in Tuft & Needle store locations. You can also find it through partner retailers online or in-person.|
|Shipping||Shipping is free within the contiguous United States. Additional fees apply for shipping to Alaska and Hawaii. Mattresses arrived rolled in a box and will need to be unwrapped and decompressed.|
|Additional Services||For an additional $150 fee, Tuft & Needle offers setup of your new mattress plus removal of your old mattress.|
|Sleep Trial||The Mint comes with a 100-night sleep trial. Customers can initiate a return for a full refund less any shipping fees.|
|Warranty||Tuft & Needle offers a 10-year limited warranty on the Mint Mattress. It covers the original purchaser and includes visible indentations greater than .75 inches, splitting or cracking of the foam, and flaws in the fabric or zipper.|
Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress FAQ
According to our team’s testing, the Tuft & Needle Mattress works best for side sleepers under 230 pounds as well as back and stomach sleepers under 130 pounds. It also works well for couples and those who frequently share the bed with pets.
The Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress can be a good fit for hot sleepers as its foams incorporate heat-wicking elements like graphite, ceramic, and gel. The foams’ open-cell structure promotes breathability as well. During our testing, the Mint regulated temperature better than most all-foam mattresses.
Tuft & Needle designs its mattresses in their Phoenix studio and makes all of their models in the United States.