If you’ve every felt overwhelmed by the options in a mattress store, you’ll be happy to hear that Tuft & Needle offers a straightforward, hassle-free way for people to buy a quality foam mattress at a fair price.
It sells only two mattresses: Original and Mint. Their signature is a proprietary cooling material that uses graphite and gel beads to draw heat away from the body. The Original is engineered for responsive support, pressure relief, and breathability at the accessible price of $595 for a queen. The Mint is slightly softer and has 30 percent more cooling material plus four inches of extra support along the sides. It’s normally priced at $995 but is reduced to $895 for a Labor Day sale that runs through September 9.
Picky product tester Consumer Reports recommends the Mint, citing its “very good” support and “excellent” stabilization, meaning that a restless sleeper is less likely to disturb a bed mate.
T&N launched online in 2012 and was so successful that within a few years it merged with industry giant Serta Simmons Bedding and began rolling out stores. But even as T&N expanded, it kept its product line premium, edited, and to the point.
It sells only one pillow made of its proprietary foam and three types of sheets – pure linen, Supima cotton percale, and a knit jersey that’s half cotton and half Tencel. The sheets and matching duvet covers come in a handful of solid hues. T&N pre-launders the top-of-the-line linen sheets for comfort, and notes they will continue to soften with every washing.
Long-staple Supima cotton makes the percale particularly silky right out of the package, though it, too, will get even softer with washing. The weightier jersey is ideal for cool winter nights.
T&N also presents two duvets, a down alternative pillow, a big squishy foam pouch chair, and a few bed frames, including one that adjusts with the touch of a remote.
The store is located on Level One directly across from H&M. Inside, the beds are arrayed in individual rooms so you can test them out in privacy.
T&N offers a 100-day money-back guarantee on all its products, but few come back. The company’s return rate is less than 5 percent.