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Igel

iGel mattresses are exclusive to Bensons for Beds and generally sit in the more executive and luxury lineup. Pricing may be higher than other products but the materials utilised within the mattresses more than makes up for this. Featuring support layers of pocket springs and comfort layers of gel, you get a cooling experience with full body contouring and fantastic longevity. iGel and Bensons for Beds have a history of providing good quality mattresses that last and have some of the best reviews in the industry.

Read our full Igel review

Dormeo

Dormeo first popped up on our radar back in the early 2000’s, finding different avenues to market than traditional with their frequent TV advertising and push toward their own independent store over the conventional retailer derived market. Selling typically mid to high range products there are a few things that stand out with the Dormeo offering that competitors lag behind on, namely split tension and the way customers can adjust the firmness of their mattresses themselves via included replacement pads.

Regardless of your budget, there’s likely to be something suitable for a reasonable price point.

Read our full Dormeo review

Mattress Score

Overall Score:
Igel: 4.67/5.00
Dormeo: 4.69/5.00

Customer Satisfaction:
Igel: 4.67/5.00
Dormeo: 4.69/5.00

Price:
Igel: £799.99 - £1849.99
Dormeo: £99.99 - £1999.99


Based on aggregated reviews and performance scoring, we would recommend Dormeo in this face off!


Becky
Compares

Igel Owner Satisfaction

Satisfaction is important to both Bensons for Beds and their iGel lineup. Being at the top of brands through the site, the manufacturer is held in high regard and is well reviewed by thousands of happy customers. Customers particularly enjoy the comfort layer which they say offers a cooling experience over equivalent memory foam alternatives. This is because gel breathes better and doesn’t cause heat buildup giving a better all-season mattress that performs well regardless of the weather.

I’ve personally trialled some of the iGel range in store and found some of the tensions to be on the firmer side, in-line with the designation the mattresses have been given. Regardless of which you choose, customers should be satisfied with the tension of the product.

Igel Supportiveness

The support on iGel mattresses is not derived from the gel layer as this is the comfort layer at the top, instead the support is offered from the pocket springs beneath. Pocket springs are universally fantastic and are my personal favourite when it comes to support systems. The result of this layer is an extremely supportive mattress regardless of which tension you choose, offering full body contouring with an impressive lifespan and increased breathability.

Igel Durability

Most mattresses have a traditional 1 year warranty and that is normally a fairly reasonable indicator as to how much trust the manufacturer has in their product. Naturally the better the components, the more durable they are and as such, manufacturers have more confidence in their lifespan and will guarantee them for longer. With iGel, not only are you getting high quality pocket springs combined with luxurious gel layers, but you are also getting a 10 year guarantee on all new mattresses coming out of the lineup. This goes a long way towards highlighting the durability of these mattresses and the lengths the manufacturer is going to in order to ensure long-standing satisfaction.

With a 10 year guarantee you will exceed the average lifecycle of 7 years, giving you better value and reducing the cost per night of sleep throughout its lifespan. As a result, while an iGel mattress may cost more initially, the need to replace later decreases real world costs.

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Dormeo Owner Satisfaction

Satisfaction among customers appears to be high for Dormeo mattresses. This is unsurprising given the high quality materials and primary materials of latex, memory foam and pocket springs. Customers particularly enjoy the different firmness levels offered within each purchase. Where conventionally you would purchase a mattress and be left with the firmness chosen, Dormeo have gone a step further and developed removable pads that adjust the tension to a suitable level which, being a common complaint otherwise, assures satisfaction.

Customer reviews for Dormeo mattresses are fairly impressive and with impressive market leading warranties this trend looks set to continue.

Dormeo Supportiveness

Support is something very unique to Dormeo due to its split tension dual core mattresses. This specialist lineup allows you to have multiple tensions within one mattress, simply flip over to achieve a different degree of support and comfort.

Traditionally we judge a mattress manufacturer's support by the layer denoted to it and in the case of Dormeo this looks to be primarily pocket springs as a base layer. Pocket springs are market leading and outperform equivalent open coil and reflex foam units, they achieve this by having better body contouring, less settlement issues and better durability.

Dormeo Durability

Much of the Dormeo lineup comes with anything from 10 year to 20 year warranties. Regardless of which mattress you choose and which of the warranties you receive, it will still be toward the absolute top percentile in terms of warranty coverage. This is important because without a warranty you will be unprotected in the years that follow and since the average mattress is replaced after 7 years, a 10-20 year warranty goes a fairly long way in determining the expected above-and-beyond lifespan of such a product. Combine the great warranty with market-leading support and comfort layers and you are left with an extremely durable mattress that will provide you with a great night's sleep for a decade to come.

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Igel Most Useful Customer Reviews

4 A Space

Very disappointed in the sales talk used to make us purchase the mattress protector. This is sold to apparently cover us for accidents.? The lady who sold us the mattress which was £1400 looked uncomfortable talking us through the mattress cover.. I kept asking questions. If the mattress needs a protector for insurance it should be complimentary. This product makes the mattress hot and sweaty as it is made of cheap plastic. It’s not fit for purpose in my opinion. After four nights with it on we finally worked out we were so hot because the plastic used was similar to hospital beds and we were practically cooking. Clearly all mattresses are personal different for the individual. So some our breathable hot or cooling etc. what’s the point of making us purchase a cover plastic cheap though £34.99 is very expensive. This totally defeats the object of a breathable cooling mattress. Personally feel like we have been conned. If we had not worked out the cover was the problem, we would have demanded a refund for the mattress. So not the experience we were hoping for. The lady who served us was very helpful until the sales push!!!

5 Generated

"We had a memory foam mattress that needed replacing a so we decided on this igel mattress as it claimed to disperse the heat more effectively, we had to wait for 4 weeks for it to be delivered but having tried it for 2 nights this mattress is significantly cooler than our previous memory foam mattress, it is a firmer rating which I will have to adjust to, but it is fine. I suffer from severe pain and insomnia so I was rather concerned about trying a new mattes but I did manage a little more sleep than normal over the last couple of nights, so I am hopeful! The chemical smell was strong for the first night, but by the second night it had faded. The one thing we didn't realise was how much deeper this mattress is compared to our old one, so we will have to buy new sheets and I struggled to get into bed as I am small!, so on the whole we are pleased with our purchase, just wish I could have afforded the matching bed frame to go with the mattress. Spending a lot of money on a mattress is a consideration for us all but we spend a lot of time sleeping (if we are lucky) so it is money well spent."

5 Generated

"We tried this mattress in the shop and it felt extremely comfortable. We were also taken by the idea of a mattress which regulates body temperature (thinking about the summer months). Having now had the mattress four days my advice is "don't be taken in by the sales pitch". Every night we have struggled with overheating which has never been an issue before. Both myself and my husband ache all over, and we are exhausted having struggled to sleep on such an uncomfortable bed. We have therefore decided to send the mattress back. However be warned as when I called to arrange for the mattress to be returned Bensons told me they deduct 10% of the mattress value if we choose a new mattress through them (and no refund of difference if the mattress is cheaper than the original) or 20% if we request a refund. All in all a terrible shopping experience with Bensons and we shan't be using them again."

4 Kylie

After sleeping on the mattress, which is definitely more comfortable than our old one, we will be requesting an exchange for the extra firm because the firm that we ordered is just not firm enough. I must say though, that I am disappointed in the after sales customer care. At delivery we realised that the wrong pillows were put n the order form, which I did not pick up at the time of the order. When I called the shop, I was told that they can't do exchanges in the shop and that I would have to pay £10 extra per pillow becuase the special was over. I know which pillows I ordered at the time of the order and I believe that the wrong pillows were deliberately put on the order and if caught at the time would have been corrected, but because I only caught it after delivery, I was told I would have to pay more. I think the customer service like this after such is big order is disappointing. 2 stars for that.

5 Helena Janovova

I’m glad to write this review 3 weeks after delivery of my new mattress. Initially, I found it much firmer (purchased medium firmness) than the one tried in the showroom. In fact, I did not like it after first night’s sleep and then after 3 nights wanted to return it! But after some research I decided to persevere. According to some experts advice new mattresses require “breaking in” just like a pair of new shoes. My body got used to the old memory foam unsupportive mattress, hence why the new one felt so awfully uncomfortable. I’m somewhat perplexed why the staff wouldn’t explain/mention this?! So to summarise, my new mattress is absolutely amazing. I wake up feeling refreshed, with no aches, pain or stiffness in the lower back. I would highly recommended - but please give it a chance before you decide it’s not right for you. It’s well worth it!

Dormeo Most Useful Customer Reviews

5 Debz 67

My husband got me this mattress for my birthday, I was suffer with painful hubs and shoulders, plus I have spinal stenosis in my middle and upper back. Every night was painful and constantly waking up with m6 old mattress. So hubby being the 3very so thoughtful person he is got me this Dormeo mattress fir my birthday, and WOW WOW WOW. NO MORE SORE HIBS OR PAIN ANYWHERE. I sleep better I still wake up once a night fir the bathroom, but it’s the best present he ever brought me. We turn it once a month to keep it even , you just sink into it , I can feel were my bottom goes. and it quickly reshape ps to your body as you move. Just a brilliant mattress. I also have the Dormeo Octasense Pillow which is the best pillow in th the world. Had it for a year now and it’s still as new. Brilliant support and softness that make you feel so comfortable. Adds to my grey night sleep. Many Thanks Dormeo

5 HappyMattressCamper

At the beginning of 2020 my husband and I decided to retire our mattress and splurge on a new one. Three mattresses later (all of which caused aggravation and discomfort to an existing lower back issue that I have) and four months later, we trepidatiously bought a dormeo mattress, but prayed it would alleviate the issues I was having...... our prayers were answered! The mattress we purchased is a hybrid, with spring coils and a memory foam top; it is not too soft and not too firm, which is perfect for my lower back pain. Unlike the initial memory foam mattress, I actually sink into this one rather than just laying on top. It is easy and light enough to turn, asper the instructions, and the size is true to size standards; all of my original king sized sheets fit this mattress perfectly. Sorry for the long spiel, I'm just extremely happy with this mattress and my back is very thankful also.

5 Jonathan

I am very pleased with this mattress. It took some getting used to. Having slept on it for 3 months now, I can feel a difference in my back. The support it provides is excellent. It is unfortunate that I couldn't try the mattress before buying, but based on the description from Dormeo, I went for it. This mattress feels as good as other well known and more expensive memory foam mattresses. One negative is that there are no handles on the sides of the mattress to enable rotating it. So it is difficult to hold it to rotate. It comes rolled up, and then you open it and roll it out. But if I had any reason to return it, i don't believe i would ever be able to fit it down the stairs again. Fortunately that is not necessary for me, but worth considering before buying.

5 Julz

We purchased the soft/medium mattress and it is so comfortable. I suffer from back and joint pain and found it a real struggle getting comfortable at night and getting out of bed in the morning...we had a silentnight “orthopaedic” mattress it very uncomfortable and was anything but silent. It took a couple of weeks to get used to our new Dormeo mattress but we are so glad we invested in it. No more backache!!! We also purchased the memory foam pillows, again they are extremely comfortable but are not a standard size pillow which is a pain when trying to find pillowcases that fit. The only thing I can complain about is the heat that is generated from the mattress. I would highly recommend purchasing from Dormeo plus you can spread the cost over 3 months

5 Xriz1988

Ordered this at the begging of May and received it within the last couple of weeks (been a delay due to coronovirus issues). The mattress has taken a couple of weeks to get used as took time to work out which side/firmness/ support suited me. Comfortable mattress, arrived in perfect condition. My only thing I would like to mention is that this mattress appears better suited for a couple Sharing a bed (obviously), as a single person it has taken a bit of time to break in and can sometimes be a little uncomfortable as I am using it alone. Neither the less a great comfortable mattress but feel it is better suited to a couple who will sleep on both sides, little more difficult to get comfortable as a single person sleeping in the middle.