For many people, the Tempur-Pedic brand is synonymous with memory foam mattresses the same way that the Xerox brand is synonymous with photocopiers. However, with so many other memory foam mattresses jostling for consumer attention these days, does Tempur-Pedic still offer a quality product? The Tempur-Cloud Loft Mattress from Tempur-Pedic is a solid offering for shoppers looking for softer support. Its comfort, quality of construction and thoughtful choice of materials earn it a 4 out of 5 stars from this reviewer.
This mattress is an 11-inch thick, soft memory foam mattress from Tempur-Pedic. The Tempur-Cloud collection is geared towards consumers who prefer softer support from their mattress.
Cover: The cover is soft, elastic and durable. It is made from fabric with Tempur-Pedic’s SmartClimate treatment which is designed to wick away moisture and keep the mattress cool. People who tend to run hot will appreciate the design of this mattress cover.
Top Layer: This comfort layer is made from patented TEMPUR-ES material. This contributes to the softness of this mattress and the feeling that it is contouring to your body. Side-sleepers will especially appreciate the way this layer molds to their form.
Support Layer: This layer, constructed from patented TEMPUR-material helps to distribute body weight and keep the sleeper from sinking too deep into the mattress. Even people who love a soft mattress need gentle support for a comfortable sleep.
Tempur-Pedic is a big name in the mattress industry for a reason, and its patented materials are tried and true. The construction and materials of this mattress hold up to what consumers have come to expect from this brand. However, this particular model may not offer the support and firmness that many consumers need for a comfortable night’s sleep.
If you are someone who tends to prefer a soft mattress, the Tempur-Cloud Loft will probably feel like heaven. The comfort layer allows the sleeper to sink into a mattress that molds to their body. This mattress provides the hug-like feel that people expect from a foam mattress but without the heat retention thanks to the heat dispersal technology included in the Tempur-Cloud Loft. However, if you are someone who prefers more firmness or support from their mattress this may not be the ideal choice for you. Side sleepers tend to enjoy the hug of a soft mattress, while back and stomach sleepers tend to need the increased support of a firmer mattress.
Couples considering this mattress should take these factors into consideration:
Simply stated, this mattress feels high-end. Tempur-Pedic has a reputation to uphold in the mattress industry, and the choice of materials and thoughtful construction reflect that. The cover is two-toned, with a sleek dark gray on the bottom contrasting with a lightly textured crisp white material on top. Inside, multilayer construction is engineered to provide softness and support which the sleeper can feel from the first contact. Exclusive technology is used throughout the mattress, including the SmartClimate system in the cover, TEMPUR-ES material in the comfort layer, and the well known TEMPUR material in the support layer.
The Tempur-Cloud Loft mattress certainly offers quality, but does it also offer value?
Tempur-Pedic has the benefit of being the first name many people think of when it comes to memory foam mattresses. However, that does not mean it is the best foam mattress out there, or that other brands can’t offer similar features. In fact, many brands have their own patented technology and construction techniques that can offer consumers an excellent night’s sleep comparable to that of the Tempur-Cloud Loft.
Mattress shoppers should take a look around at different options in order to find the mattress that will meet all their needs at the price point that suits them best. Some shoppers may find they value the time-tested materials offered by Tempur-Pedic, while others may get a great night’s sleep on a lesser known brand that still offers excellent construction and materials. In addition, factors such as versatility and eco-friendliness may impact a shopper’s mattress buying choices. All of these qualities play into the value that a mattress can provide a consumer. Depending on a customer’s own preferences, the Tempur-Cloud Loft could be an excellent value compared to other options, or it may not quite stack up.
The Amerisleep AS5 mattress is Amerisleep’s softest mattress offering. While it is thicker than the Tempur-Cloud Loft at 14 inches, it is a good comparison for this level of firmness. Like the Tempur-Cloud Loft, the AS5 features a proprietary cover fabric (called Celiant) designed to keep the sleeper cool. Unlike the Tempur-Pedic, it has a layer of breathable cooling foam beneath the cover but above the soft comfort layer.
It also has two different support layers. More layers do not necessarily equate to a better sleeping experience, but Amerisleep has put a lot of consideration into their mattress technology, and they claim that their layer of cooling foam provides additional comfort by being less dense than traditional memory foam.
This mattress may be a good option for shoppers who like the craftsmanship and technology of the Tempur-Cloud Loft, but question whether the well-known brand name really equates to value.
The Layla mattress is unique in that it has a soft side and a firm side. Its construction consists of a 3” comfort layer on either side made from high-density, copper infused memory foam, with 2 support layers sandwiched in-between. Layla claims that the copper infused foam enhances the cooling properties of the mattress. The Layla cover is infused with thermo-gel, providing further cooling. Layla also offers a lifetime warranty on its mattress.
This mattress could be a good option for the online mattress shopper who is not sure exactly what their mattress needs are in terms of support. The versatility of the Layla Mattress allows consumers to experiment with different levels of firmness if they are not sure whether a soft mattress is for them.
Brooklyn Bedding offers their mattress in soft, medium or firm options. Their soft mattress would be the best comparison to the Tempur-Cloud Loft mattress. It features a quilted, breathable pillow top cover, and a comfort layer of Titanflex foam which has thermal titanium beads. The comfort layer also has TitaniumGel that Brooklyn Bedding claims increases durability as well as providing heat dispersal. The support layer is constructed from a high-density poly foam core.
This product may be ideal for someone that highly values staying cool at night, as the thermal titanium beads and gel foam included in the comfort layer may have the Tempur-Cloud Loft beat for cooling technology.
If you enjoy a softer mattress and value the tried and true quality of a well-established brand like Tempur-Pedic, this could be an excellent purchase for you. However, if you tend to prefer firmer support, or are a back or stomach sleeper, you may be better off exploring other options. For the type of consumer that doesn’t put as much stock in brand names, there are certainly other options on the market that offer features similar to the ones provided by the Tempur-Cloud Loft.
Personal preferences aside, this is a high-quality mattress that employs tried and true technology that disperses heat and offers gentle support. I would recommend the Tempur-Pedic Cloud Loft mattress to anyone in the market for a soft foam mattress that will hug the contours of your body for a comfortable night’s sleep.