Tempurpedic is the original memory foam mattress and ever since introducing the world to memory foam, they have been associated with comfort and quality. Tempurpedic mattresses are still highly rated for their long lifespan, providing comfort well past the industry standard of 7 years. It’s not uncommon for former Tempurpedic customers coming into the Sleep Sherpa stores to say they have been on their Tempurpedic for 10, 15, and even 20+ years! Obviously they are coming into our showrooms because the mattress no longer works for them but that is quite remarkable and is a testament to the quality of Tempurpedic and that in this case, you get what you pay for.
Recently, Tempurpedic introduced The Tempur Cloud, their first mattress in a box, or more accurately, in a zippable bag. This reduces shipping costs, eliminates the need to schedule a home delivery and installation, and makes it easier to move it into the room of your choice. I have reviewed 3 other, more expensive Tempurpedic models before the Cloud and I found that while it lacks some of the finer features of the more expensive options, you still get a quality mattress that should outlive most of the other online brands.
Overview of the Tempur Cloud
This mattress comes in a bag with a zipper on top which makes is very easy to open. There are also handles on each side so you can get it up the stairs. I just dragged mine over each step as a king-size weighs almost 100 lbs. This bag isn’t flimsy either, the handles held up and didn’t come loose at the seams.
How Much Does the Tempur Cloud Cost?
Below are the prices before discounts. Tempurpedic usually always runs some sort of sale so the prices below are more than what you will pay.
How is the Tempurpedic Cloud Made?
Below are the construction details of the mattress. There’s really no mystery to what’s inside. At first glance, you may think this is just an overpriced 3 layer foam mattress. But it’s the quality of the foam that makes all the difference and this is where Tempurpedic really shines. Tempurpedic is still the best when it comes to foam. The feel is consistent, and the foam is dense and durable to last longer than other online brands. Tempur doesn’t get into details on density but ask any Tempurpedic owner and the vast majority will speak to the longevity of the mattress.
My Tempurpedic Cloud Experience
I have been sleeping on this mattress for 3 weeks and it takes some getting used to, especially if you are coming from a mattress with springs. I am used to sleeping on spring and foam mattresses but the Tempurpedic mattresses always feel a bit firm at first. They aren’t kidding when they say they require a break-in period. You need to give the mattress at least a couple of weeks before you can truly tell if it’s right for you. It took me that long and the more I slept on it the more I like it.
Tempurpedic mattresses have no motion transfer. Here is a video illustrating this. Tempurpedic ran commercials in the 90s and 2000s with the wine glasses.
My Tempurpedic Cloud Findings
This mattress is going to feel firmer than your typical medium-firm mattress. I think what they were trying to do here is provide a mattress that is going to appeal to a broad range of sleepers and in that regard, I think they hit the mark. As long as you have the right expectations, you should be happy with this mattress. By that I mean, don’t expect it to sink in all that much. This mattress has great pressure relief but it is not one of those that will provide a pillow top feel. Below you can see that my 14lb. bowling ball doesn’t sink in all that much.
My Tempur Cloud Recommendation
If you always wanted to own a Tempurpedic but were turned off by the price, the Cloud is a great entry model to get all the quality of a Tempurpedic without spending an arm and a leg. You also won’t be sacrificing all that much. Some of the more expensive models offer cooling fabric covers or an extra layer of foam but honestly, the cooling fabrics only provide temporary relief and as I said in my video review, the best way to stay cool is to run a fan and/or the air conditioning although your first step should be to assess what kind of covers you are using. If you have a down comforter, swap it out for a think blanket.
Tempurpedic a great choice for people that want to get it right the first time. The Cloud is an excellent value in that it will last longer than the vast majority of online competitors and you get all the assurances that a big company like Tempurpedic can provide.