iGel Memory Foam Mattresses are pitched as the “next generation” of memory foam mattresses, sold exclusively by Bensons for Beds. Their prime selling point is that they are able to deliver the memory foam moulding and comfort properties but without the downsides associated with typical memory foam mattresses like overheating due in part to the iGel range being specially formulated to include intelligent temperature regulating materials. The iGel works by adjusting to your temperature in real time and adjusts accordingly to make sure that you are never too hot, and never too cold.
The entire iGel Mattress range focuses on comfort first with it’s supportive and comfort properties. This does come at a price, these are not budget mattresses and should not be treated as such. They would often be unsuitable for a guest room due to the cost but would be a viable consideration for those looking at their sleep as a long term investment. Remember, we spend a third of our lives sleeping and with a lifespan on the iGel mattresses of around 7 years, that’s plenty of usage for the costs involved. If you find that you like the idea of memory foam but do not like the idea of getting too hot during the night, then the iGel range is the best option on the market right now.
iGel mattresses are produced exclusively for Bensons for Beds. Their origins are not made public, perhaps suggesting that they are not manufactured in the UK. We’ve reached out directly to Bensons for Beds on clarification surrounding the iGel origins but as yet are unaware. That said however, the origin is largely secondary to the quality and with a minimum of 5 years guarantee (10 years on newer models in the range), the production quality of the product cannot be called into question
Bensons for Beds, the sole distributor of iGel mattresses, has been busy in recent months expanding their popular iGel range. As a result there is more selection than ever before of these high quality and durable mattresses. So what exactly is the right one for you? It all comes down to suitability because what is right for you might not be right for me. Fortunately we have got this one nailed. Simply navigate to any one of the iGel mattresses below and take the mattress wizard quiz, a staple of this website that will ask a series of questions to determine suitability in regard to support layers and firmness. A combination of that and the insights gained through this page will suffice to determine suitability.
Many in the industry will quickly attest to the fact that there are only so many different materials, fillings, comfort layers and supports with which to build a good quality mattress. To that end, many luxury suppliers often have products that offer many of the same benefits and perks. With that said, we’ve had a couple of people reach out asking about the core differences between the two line-ups.
iGel, as the name suggests, offers a gel layer which offers many of the benefits of memory foam without the downsides. Tempur, while offering their own “spin” on traditional memory foam, is still ultimately memory foam and in our opinion has many of the same difficulties surrounding temperature regulation. To that end we would recommend iGel over Tempur for those that find themselves getting too warm at night. After all, the cooling effects of gel do not necessarily make the mattress cold, rather, just right and most suitable for all-round deep sleep.
We’ve been tracking iGel mattresses for a number of years now and while the product lineup has changed a few times, the reviews have remained consistent in their claims of just how impressive the gel layer is. Combine this with the impressive workmanship and crafting of the range and it’s easy to see why so many people are choosing iGel and why Bensons for Beds have made it their primary offering.
As is the case with many mattresses we review on this website, it is not uncommon for them to feature a 1 year guarantee. That is not the case with iGel which is the backbone of the Bensons for Beds premium lineup and consequently features an impressive and industry leading 5 year guarantee (10+ on new models) across the entire range. When you consider the average mattress is replaced after 7 years, this means you are getting the vast majority of the mattresses typical lifespan covered under guarantee should anything go wrong in that period. It is both confidence inspiring and a testament to the sheer quality on offer.