Coolflex Essentials™ Pocket Mattress Rated 4.79/5 based on 149 customer reviews
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Single3' x 6'3
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Double4'3 x 6'3
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Super King6'0 x 6'6
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Why Our Sleep Experts Loved It

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You might not have heard much about Coolflex in the past, what with all the marketing generally geared toward the big bed in a box manufacturers like Emma and Nectar etc. That said, there's a genuine market for the Essentials from Coolflex that might leave you wondering why you need to pay 3-4x the price for something else. Good quality pocket springs in a rolled mattress that has savings passed on to the consumer from storage and logistical efficiency, what's not to love about that? Let's find out.

Onto suitability and with a medium tension you could say that the Coolflex Essentials™ Pocket Mattress will suit most people of average build who are all-round mixed sleepers. Thanks to its soft-enough to roll and firm-enough to support the back and neck, this mattress does tend to punch well above its weight into the mid-range above.

For those that are heavier, you may want to consider a firmer mattress with strong edge support and roll together prevention. While the Coolflex Essentials™ Pocket Mattress with its good quality pocket springs may suit those in need, it is unlikely to give the support necessary to heavier predominantly back sleepers.

This product sits firmly in the lower end of the spectrum from a costs perspective but surprisingly delivers a pocket spring base layer accompanied by a reflex foam upper that won't have the same rebound properties as memory foam, but will still offer much of the same comfort that foam can provide. The result is a product that pushes toward the mid-range without the heavy costs typically associated.

Onto the firmness rating of the product and there are no complaints from the hundreds of reviews that have come in when it comes to the tension, coming in at around a 6 out of 10 (where 10 is the firmest). This means it is keenly placed in the medium tension for feel and will have great suitability for back, stomach and side sleeping.

As mentioned previously, customer feedback is strong with over 150+ reviews, some of which are long-term, all favouring this product. To date the most common positives appear to be around the great comfort and "excellent value", both of which come at one of the lowest price points we have seen for a pocket spring mattress. Those unhappier with the mattress would have preferred a firmer base layer as a result but many reflect on being miss-guided as to what a medium would actually feel like. Surprisingly for the price point, this mattress also comes with an impressive 5 year guarantee which will cover much of the expected lifespan for such a product helping showcase further the impressive value.

How does it feel?

Firmness of The Coolflex Essentials™ Pocket Mattress depends on bodyweight. Adjust your weight below to get an indication of how it may feel. Remember though that firmness is entirely subjective.
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Reasons to Buy

Great price point that makes it one of the lowest priced pocket spring mattresses we've ever reviews.

Pocket springs are a great support layer that outperform other support systems.

Plenty of legitimate good long term reviews.

Stock in all major sizes at time of writing.

Reasons to Avoid

Limited sizing alienates those looking for a small-single European size, or those after a super king. A shame because I feel these could have a large enough market that could have benefitted from this.

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Our Key Performance Indicators are produced using a combination of specification-heavy algoritmic data points and user reviews.

Key Performance Indicators KPI question mark

Our Key Performance Indicators are produced using a combination of specification-heavy algoritmic data points and user reviews. For example, a firm pocket spring support layer is more breathable and offers better back support but may prove unsuitable for side sleepers, the reverse is true for a soft-medium tension reflex foam support layer. This is one of 100+ datapoints considered when generating the below ratings.

Suitability

*Assuming average weight, suitability will vary dependant on body type, use the quiz above for a more tailored guide.
  • Back Sleepers
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • The amount of support offered from a mattress will vary depending on the firmness of the tension and the type of support layer used. Based on a person of average build.
  • Side Sleepers
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • If you sleep on your side you typically need a supportive tension that is not too firm, nor too soft. This is because your hips and shoulders need adequate sinkage.
  • Stomach Sleepers
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • Stomach sleepers need a reasonable amount of tension in the base support layer to adequately offer body contouring and help prevent aches and pains. Results will vary based on your build.

Performance

  • Breathability
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • Mattresses that feature breathable materials help promote airflow and keep you cool making for a more hygienic night's sleep.
  • Turning on mattress
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • Certain materials like memory foam can make it difficult to move about on the mattress while you toss and turn. Same too for pillow tops which can create a cloud like sensation which can make manoeuvrability challenging.
  • Stability
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • Depending on the type of support layer in place can have an impact on stability, edge to edge support and roll together prevention. Pocket springs of a firmer tension will have better stability than open coil soft tension, for example.

Ease of Use

  • Turning handles
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • Mattresses typically need to be rotated frequently and having turning handles can be massively beneficial, particularly in larger sizes which can become fairly heavy.

Odour

  • Initial Odour
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • Materials in mattresses, particularly memory foam and rolled bed-in-a-box mattresses can have an initial odour, this is typically short term and reduces considerably within 24 hours.
  • Long Standing Odour
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • Certain materials inside different mattresses can produce a small odour. Typically this is short term rather than long standing but there are minor exceptions.

Brand Rating

  • Overall Brand Rating
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★
  • This is based on community driven customer reviews tied to product reviews and grouped together at a brand level to produce a score.
Of The Coolflex Essentials™ Pocket Mattress
Brand: Coolflex
Retailer: Mattress Next Day
Delivery Time: Good
Delivery Charge: Excellent
Customer Sentiment: Good

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What Makes The Coolflex Essentials™ Pocket Mattress Great?

Comes vacuum packed, rolled and boxed for easy delivery and installation

A rolled mattress is designed to make it easier to transport and to fit through doorways and other tight spaces. Once you get the mattress to your desired location, simply unroll it and allow it to expand. You may want to place it on a firm, flat surface, such as a floor or platform bed frame, to ensure that it expands evenly. Give it a few hours to reach its full size, and then you can start using it.

Hundreds of individually pocketed springs for ultimate body support

Jersey fabric is soft to the touch and provides ultimate comfort. The fabric is also resistant to stains and moisture, making it ideal for those who suffer from allergies or skin sensitivities.

Medium feel - a good all-rounder for all types of sleeper

Medium tension mattresses are suitable for the vast majority of people as they are not too soft, nor too firm. This firmness can offer a good amount of back and neck support while still being soft enough to prove suitable for side sleepers. The key benefit for this type of layer is that it's sort of a "one size fits all" approach that gives your body the contouring and support necessary while remaining soft and squishy.

Soft foam top for pillow-soft cushioning and comfort

Premium knitted top cover which is soft to the touch

Knitted covers offer a good degree of breathability that helps keep you cool while you sleep which is also particularly important for hygiene. Knitted covers are also incredibly soft making the fabric an ideal outer layer.

Single sided - does not require flipping over

Single side mattresses have a few pros and cons compared to traditional double sided mattresses. The main positive is that you do not need to flip, meaning a hassle free low maintenance product. The easy care nature does reduce durability slightly since there is less surface area utilised as there is no secondary comfort layer on the reverse.

We'll plant a tree with every order, to offset our CO2 footprint

Ecologi provides businesses with the ability to offset their carbon footprint by planting trees for every order. A feel good initiative for the consumer that helps protect the environment.

Pocket springs

Pocket springs are like natures own springy piece of comfort, except they are not from nature. Alas, pocket springs are a very good part of a mattress and often found in the more premium models. Lower quality products will frequently use open coil spring setups, where pocket springs house each spring in a tiny pocket for additional stability and continued support. Pocket spring typically lasts longer than open coil due to this.

Reflex foam

Reflex foam is basically like memory foam without the memory part. Reflex foam is used more as a supportive layer than a comfort layer and is often used as an alternative to conventional spring systems.

24cm depth

24cm of mattress depth is enough to house a typical good quality spring system with decent support and comfort layers while also being thin enough to accessorise with standard mattress sheets. No need for deeper sheets and further purchases as a result.

Medium support

A medium tension mattress like this is the goldilocks of mattress tensions. Not too soft, nor too firm, medium is typically suitable for the vast majority of people that are looking for a good nights sleep. If you are of average build without back or neck problems, this should be a suitable product. If you are of lower BMI and a side sleeper, consider a softer mattress, whereas if you are of a higher BMI and suffer neck and back pain, consider a firmer tension.

Knitted Cover

It is common in the industry to have a knitted cover, these covers can come in a variety of patterns but are typically hard wearing and do not present problems for consumers.

No Need To Turn

This means that the product does not need to be turned over, but make no mistake, that is not the same as saying a product does not need to be rotated. If you do not want dips in your mattress with time, be sure to rotate evenly every month where possible

Vacuum Packed & Rolled

Vacuum packing and rolled mattresses now account for 26% of all consumer mattress purchases. Growing in popularity due to their almost identical performance to that of a normal mattress, these mattresses are able to be carried up tight stairways, picked up from the store and delivered much cheaper meaning those cost savings often get passed to the consumer. Well worth consideration, the idea that a rolled mattress is inferior has long been disproven, especially with the rise of bed-in-the-box retailers like Eve and Simba

No roll together

Specifically designed with roll together prevention in mind. This means the product likely has better quality internals and offers better support than other mattresses in the same price point.

Pressure Relieving

Due to the support structure in place within this mattress it advertises as benefiting from pressure relieving properties. The way a mattress can achieve this is through the use of a good quality spring system that can contour to the body, providing tension equally across all areas of the body dependant on sleeping position and pressure

Turning Handles

Have you ever tried rotating or flipping a mattress without handles? You have to do that weird thing where you use your head as a third arm as you sort of nudge it with your face. Take the handles as a blessing

Hypoallergenic

This product is unlikely to cause any sort of allergic reaction. Ideal if you suffer from any sort of allergy problems

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Customer Reviews For The Coolflex Essentials™ Pocket Mattress

Based on 149 reviews
4

Arrived well packaged, was suction packed and rolled as most are these days. I left it to air for 48 hours as recommended on the website, however the included instructions said 24 hours was enough? the spring indents were visable through the padding untill day 2. These are now not visable, there is no side wall padding on this mattress unlike on the mattress breakdowns pics on the site.. Its classed as medium firmness but I would say more firm, good quality workmanship. I may end up getting a foam topper in a few weeks as i'm a side sleeper and I dont feel it has enough foam depth on top to support my hips with this firmness. Overall a good value, quality mattress for the price. I'm 5ft 3, 11 stone, age 46. Bought double size mattress, comfort 800.

4

Nice mattress, impressed with the quality for the money. The top is nice and soft to touch and very comfortable. Have slept well the past 2 nights we've had it. My fitbit tracks my sleep and I usually struggle to fall into deep sleep for long, managing average of 50 minutes a night of deep sleep over the past 2 months of me tracking it. First night on this mattress I acquired 1hr 20min of deep sleep and 1 hr 15 the next. Of course its early days but i'm excited by this improvement! would definitely recommend.

5

This was such a brilliant choice that we ordered a second one for the share room two days later. Really comfortable mattress. It has a soft topping but the mattress is firm but most comfortable. It arrives vacuum packed flat and rolled, when you break the seal it reverts to normal size, you leave for 48 hours before use. Its a great mattress and we highly recommend. The whole process was so easy and successful. We will certainly use this company again.

5

Delivered in a box rolled up. After opening the box faced with a tightly rolled mattress. There was a small plastic cutter taped to the roll ideal for opening the plastic. After cutting it open we left the mattress to grow. The first night we had a mattress that hugged us but was medium/firm when settling down. Delighted with our mattress thank you

4

This is a very supportive mattress which distributes weight/support very well. The memory foam definitely moulds to your body, but less so than I was expecting. I would describe it as a firm mattress rather than medium/comfort. To increase the comfort factor i'm going to buy a mattress topper. Nb I weigh 10stone and sleep alone.

5

After unpacking the mattress was left toself inflate for two days from the vacuum packing method used in the transportingof the mattress, it has inflated and is quite firm but the sides could of beenbetter supported as when sitting on the edge of mattress it compresses quickly to the fact you feel your going to slide off

5

Excellent mattress comfy but with good support best nights sleep in ages... Only difficult part as an older single woman was getting it out off the vacuum packed box it was in... A bit unnerving and somewhat frightening.... Dangers and warnings clearly outlined on packaging

5

Very impressed. Great mattress. Better than expected for the price. Came rolled up so it was easy to get upstairs (as we didnt pay the extra to take to room). Two hour delivery window plus then the driver text to give exact time. So again impressed!

5

I bought this for my caravan to replace the old open coil one. It has proved to be very comfortable soft but supportive easy to move and fantastic value for money along with a10 year warranty what more could you want 5#

3

It has very soft sides so unless sitting in the middle you will roll off. The middle is then hard. The service and delivery were good but unhappy with the product and would not recommend it.

5

Very comfortable to sleep on and very easy to lift, sort, etc. Excellent value for money too. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of purchasing these mattresses or using this company.

5

Really comfortable mattress, great mixture of firmness and comfort - has got rid of my ongoing lower back pain caused by previous, old mattress.Great product, amazing price. Very happy.

4

Great we are very happy highly recommend best nights sleep ever. Plus swift delivery. Great quality mattress a bit softer that I would of liked. But I have never slept so well.

5

We have bought three of these mattresses, two for our adult childrens rooms and one for our spare room, as they are super comfy, very well made and fantastic value for money!

5

Product was exactly as described.Only had it 5 days but it's very comfortable. I'm the best part of 16st but have found this mattress to be supportive and nice to sleep on.

3

I would choose a harder mattress, this feels a lot softer compared to spring mattresses with the same 'hardness' medium-hard.It would be helpful to know this before buying.

5

This is for my spare bedroom. I haven't tested out the mattress. Delivery and kept me in contact with when delivery was going to be. Extremely happy with service

5

I bought this mattress twice as I liked the product so much its comfy, affordable and so easy to move when it arrives in the box and I had the best nights sleep

5

Absence of side wall support the only disappointing thing, comfort and quality all good. Time will tell if any issues but second night good so far :)

4

Bought this mattress as we needed one for spare room but needed decent quality, this product fitted the bill exactly and we were not disappointed.

5

Conveniently packaged and excellent price for the product. Very comfortable and firm mattress. Offers support and has really helped my sleep.

5

Really great and comfy mattress for the price! we were kind of afraid because of the springs, but we just cannot feel them! perfect!

5

My daughter is delighted with this very comfortable mattress. It was delivered rolled so we could take it to the room very easily.

5

Best nights sleep in ages. Superb value compared to so many out there. Vacuum packed delivery was awesome. Highly recommended....

5

This mattress is so comfy. Bought for my daughters bed, this is better than my much more expensive mattress! highly recommend

5

Amazing its makeing me lazy because I dont want to get out of bed great product great price all round amazing thanks guys

5

Excellent mattress. Was cynical about it being rolled up but it is fab. Really solid and comfy. Would highly recommend

4

Purchased to be used for display so not actually being slept on therefore I am able to comment on the mattress itself.

4

Great mid range budget mattress, feels and looks slot more expensive then it is. Comes very compactly packaged too.

5

Very comfortable absolutely no problem recommending this mattress in fact my son has just ordered one for himself.

5

Havent tried the mattresses for the guest bedroom as yet .. But the service was very good and delivery excellent!

5

Amazing friendly fast service and the mattress is more than I wanted. I get a great nights sleep every night

5

Great way to package a mattress to make it easy to get in to house. Opened beautifully and very comfortable.

5

Perfect had one previously but when I moved I knew I had to purchase this, over the moon with it literally

5

Amazing quality mattress- supportive but also very soft and comfortable. Great nights sleep every night!

5

Mattress was recommended, we have to agree, excellent nights sleep from first night. Love going to bed

4

Nice to have mattress delivered vacuum packed. Sides need better reinforcing. But overall comfortable

5

Only slept on it for a couple of nights but so happy, it's really comfy. Came with a 10yr guarantee.

5

Unable to review as bought as spare room bed mattress. Havent slept in it as yet.Looks & feels good.

5

Very pleased with mattress, comfortable and what we expected plus has guarantee. Highly recommend.

5

Best value for money, slightly firm but memory foam padding on the top is luxurious. Very pleased.

5

It hasn't been slept on yet! but seems a good medium mattress, not too hard and not too soft!

5

For the price, were happy! daughter is thrilled with her new bed and is sleeping like a baby

5

Bought for 14yr old 6 ft 1 son. He is happy and sleeping much better. He finds it v comfy.

5

Mattress is very comfy, firm which works well for me - although springs are slightly stiff

5

Recommended to us, have to agree, excellent nights sleep from day one. Love going to bed.

5

Very comfortable mattress. Great that it comes with a 10 year guarantee at no extra cost.

5

So comfortable, and easy to get into bedroom due to vacuum packing, opening a real laugh

5

Excellent efficient service. Mattress exactly as described. I would definitely recommend

5

Good value product. Possibly a little softer than I expected but fine for our purposes.

5

Very happy with my mattress would recommend to other comfortable feeling just loving it

5

So pleased with everything about this mattress. Looks good, feels good, price good!

4

Comfortable, affordable, easy to set up, fast delivery, recommend to other people

5

Good value for money, very comfortable and delivered on time. Would recommend

5

Arrives in a box but is ready in 2hrs. After 24hrs it becomes perfect.

5

Excellent mattress and good nights sleep would definitely buy again.

5

The mattress is very comfy cant fault at all. Brilliant nights dleep

5

Very impressed with the mattress for the price .. Very comfortable

3

A good mattress for the price, fairly comfortable if a little firm

5

Very comfortable and supportive. Exactly as described! thank you!

5

Fantastic mattress. Very soft and comfy. Perfect for my daughter

5

Soft and springy in a good way. Easy to unroll from the package

5

The mattress is brilliant. Comfortable and very good quality.

4

Has been very good so far, though still early. Great value

5

Excellent mattress, good price, fast delivery! very happy

5

Fab value for money! very comfy but firm which is perfect

5

Really comfy mattress, not too soft but not firm either

5

Very comfortable and had my best nights sleep in ages.

5

I have already said that they were excellent thank you

4

Mattress looks fine. Not as firm as I expected but ok.

5

Absolutely amazing, great mattress & value for money

5

Fantastic mattress and will buy again in the future.

5

Seriously comfortable and excellent value for money.

5

Very comfortable mattress excellent value for money

5

Very comfy and a decent price for the quality.

5

Really comfortable, terrific value for money.

5

It is like sleeping on air very cosy and warm

5

Super comfy, great quality and amazing price

5

Bought for my son's room. Very comfortable!

5

Very comfortable mattress for a good price.

5

Fast delivery & very helpful delivery men.

5

Unfolded beautifully and very comfortable.

5

Very very comfortable would 100% recommend

5

Happy with the mattress very comfortable

5

Exactly what I wanted very comfortable.

5

Perfect and very comfortable, great buy

5

Offers good support at reasonable price

5

Love the comfort best night sleep ever

5

Is what it is.Good value for the money

5

Very comfortable- have bought two now!

5

Very comfortable with lots of support.

4

Comfy mattress and reasonable priced.

5

All good so far, comfortable matress

4

Good mattress for guests comfortable

5

Really comfortable and great value.

5

So far, so good with this mattress.

4

Quality mattress, no issues so far!

4

A little big hard but not too bad.

5

Very comfortable, excellent value

5

Super comfy and surrports my back

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