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Igel vs Harrison-Spinks Mattresses

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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

Harrison-Spinks

Harrison Spinks is a generational family business that has captured the spirit of the entire hand-made portion of the industry thanks to their traditional materials and handcrafting excellence. The range is of a much higher quality than many competing brands and as a result the price point is typically found within the higher-end but the result is a bespoke nights sleep that will ooze excellence.

Feedback initially looks like the standard lead time has returned across much of the lineup with the majority of the range made-to-order and on 6 week delivery schedules.

Read our full Harrison-Spinks review

Mattress Score

Overall Score:
Igel: 4.65/5.00
Harrison-Spinks: 5.00/5.00

Customer Satisfaction:
Igel: 4.65/5.00
Harrison-Spinks: 5.00/5.00

Price:
Igel: £799.99 - £1849.99
Harrison-Spinks: £730.00 - £2099.00


Based on aggregated reviews and performance scoring, we would recommend Harrison-Spinks 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.

Igel Best Offers

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Harrison-Spinks Owner Satisfaction

Customers have had universally favourable experiences with this brand which is quite impressive given the price point. Typically we find that when the price of mattresses starts to lead toward the high-end, customers' expectations can sometimes be distorted which results in a less-favourable experience. Thankfully that is not the case with many happy with the quality of the materials, in particular the wool top layer that often features and is both soft and luxurious, complementing the pocket spring base layer nicely.

Harrison-Spinks Supportiveness

The support materials utilised in all Harrison Spinks products is a reliable pocket spring base layer. Pocket springs continue to be the best option for support, offering measured and reliable body contouring across the entire mattress and featuring edge to edge even support and roll together prevention.

Firmness within the range varies but has a pivot toward medium and medium firm tension mattresses all of which are made from luxurious materials and hand made in the UK. Interestingly, Harrison Spinks is the partner of choice for many of the sub-brands sold throughout the popular retailer. The result of this is a Flaxby & Feather and Black sub-division of quality mattresses that will be of equal interest to those looking for a good quality and highly rewarding nights sleep.

Harrison-Spinks Durability

I think the most important stat when it comes to durability is around the warranty and guarantee periods. After all, if the manufacturer doesn’t believe in their product, why would you? Thankfully you get a 5 year guarantee at minimum across the majority of products on show which comes fairly close to the average replacement period of 7 years for the industry as a whole.

Durability generally doesn’t look to be a concern as both the reviews and compounds used suggest positive experiences with longevity.

Harrison-Spinks Best Offers

We've managed to find the following top deals from across the web on Harrison-Spinks mattresses.

Igel Most Useful Customer Reviews

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!

5 Generated

"I was initially sceptical after reading the reviews. I had already bought the mattress and was dreading delivery. But i can honestly say the mattress is AMAZING. My previous mattress was awful and giving me terrible back pain. This mattress is so supportive and i have not had any pain for over a week. I was previously waking from every move of my partner. Not anymore. We both get a great night's sleep every night. We didn't take any time to get used to it. Perfect from the first sleep. I have not noticed any smell associated with the mattress as others have mentioned. Only suggestion is to add handles to the side as it is very difficult to move, even with 2 people it's extremely heavy. Worth every penny. Thanks"

Harrison-Spinks Most Useful Customer Reviews

5 Verified Buyer

After reading reviews I was sceptical as I was worried the edges would give in. On the first day I sat at the edge and it did leave a dent where I had been sitting but moments later it sprung back to original shape. For me this mattress is perfect. I needed a firm mattress and to add a little extra softness I bought a mattress topper. Very good night's sleep.

5 Verified Buyer

I have been looking for a good quality pocket mattress for a while, needed one that was firmish to support my back, but didn't want to feel like the floor.After speaking with the a sales person they steered me in this direction and I couldn't be happier.My back is liking the mattress as is my sleep. A good buy.

5 Verified Buyer

Mattress manages to be wonderfully supportive but wonderfully soft at the same time. I've always bought firm mattresses, and this feels like a good supportive orthopaedic but with a softer topper. It's the most comfortable I've ever had, and I'd definitely buy this brand again in future.

5 Verified Buyer

Very deep and has lot's of comfort. Thought it was going to be firmer. but I'm sleeping really good and have no aches or pains so think it's working out for me.The mattress is really well made and feels like it will last forever.Note it is very heavy, so turning it is a bit of a hassle.

5 Verified Buyer

Never invested so much in a mattress before, I'm happy I did, wanted a quality natural mattress. It soft in the right way, like sleeping on a cloud but you do get support with the springs.Importantly we can't wait to go to bed and wake up feeling ready for the day.