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.
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.