iGel Advance 2050i Mattress Rated 4.6/5 based on 822 customer reviews
iGel Advance 2050i Mattress

iGel Advance 2050i Mattress

gel mattresses Medium mattresses
£1399.99
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55p per sleep based on average mattress lifespan
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Tests & Verdict

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Firm but still has the softness of the foam to sink into slightly. 

The tension promotes back and neck relief.

iGel technology keeps the mattress cool and ideal for all seasons.

All popular UK sizes available.

10 year guarantee is above market expectations.

Price point alienates the lower market segment, however, the quality on offer provides great value for money.

Long delivery times may put off those who need a mattress in a hurry.

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Who is it best for? powered by SnoozeScore

In our experience, the materials and construction that go into this product can make it suitable for the following people.

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For combination sleepers
Suitable for back, stomach and side sleeping.
Temperature regulation icon
Great temperature regulation
Breathable materials keep you cooler.
Sleep apnea icon
Helps those with sleep apnea
Soft and medium tensions promote side sleeping.
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Helps prevent snoring
Promotes side sleeping which stops snoring.
Acid reflux icon
Helps with acid reflux
When paired with a compatible adjustable bed.
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Good for those who toss and turn
Materials like memory foam can restrict movement.

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Why our sleep experts loved it

The iGel™ Advance 2050i Mattress features a premium, high-tech material at it's core: Graphene. When you sleep, the body releases lactic acid and carbon dioxide. This is the process that builds up muscle fatigue and creates wrinkles - which is why you want to have a mattress that can regulate temperature. The Graphene in iGel™ technology acts like a heat sink, absorbing the body's heat and transferring it to the surrounding air.

As a result, your skin will feel cooler and more comfortable all night long. The technology also works in reverse: when you sleep on an iGel™-enabled mattress, the mattress cools down, absorbing your body's heat and circulating it through the mattress with every movement. As a result, your body will stay cool and fresh throughout the night. As well as regulating temperature, iGel™ technology helps provide pressure relief against aches and pains so you can get to sleep faster.

This technology is unique to the iGel range and isn't available elsewhere. Further to the impressive iGel on offer, you also get an impressive 2050 pocket springs that are better than traditional open coil springs found in lesser quality mattresses. With pocket springs, the more the better with 1000 being typical for most mattresses. More springs does not equate to a firmer mattress, rather, just better body contouring and support.

In this instance, the iGel Advance 2050i Mattress is a medium tension mattress, making it ideal for those looking for something that is soft (thanks to the iGel) yet firmer (thank to the pocket springs specified tension). Best suited to those looking for an all rounder that will satisfy both side sleepers and back sleepers alike. 

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How does it feel?

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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.
  • 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.

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
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    ★★★★★
  • This is based on community driven customer reviews tied to product reviews and grouped together at a brand level to produce a score.

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4.64 - 822 reviews

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5
TL;DR - amazing selection for testing at Northwich, 1st class staff and service, and the delivery team and experience was incredible. Amazing bed testing experience - my partner and I, with a 3yro and a 5yro spent at least 3 hours in the store testing everything and homing in on the mattress for us. The staff greeted us and asked what we were looking to do, and were totally fine with me asking for no help unless we found something (my previous experience at other companies meant I was not hopeful.). They understood, and this was the first place where they just said "Well, you can't test a bed without a pillow!" and gave us a Tempura pillow each for the afternoon! My approach to testing was risky - find a firmness we both liked to start with, and then test everything in that category and don't look at the price! Well, doing that kept me at the iGel 2050i, I nearly fell asleep in the store! This tech and construction was clearly for us the most comfortable in the store. The 3yro and 5yro thoroughly tested the bunk beds, and ran around everywhere, the store staff understood we needed to test and didn't mind the chaos the little ones were causing. Amazing experience at the Northwich store. The sales staff then appeared and checked in when it was clear we'd just stopped really testing and actually encouraged us to test exactly as we sleep, which was really nice to have that encouragement to be at ease lying down with your loved one in a shop! So I disappointed the staff and said I'd think about it. Honestly the mattress was nearly double what I'd put in mind, but the comfort was amazing in the shop. We got home and lay on the old mattress. It was a disappointment. I went back the following day before an offer ended and made the purchase, with delivery about 6 days later. Come the day before a delivery day, a text with a 2 hour time slot,. The day of the delivery, Ben in the van called and said they were 30mins away, which they were. You could also track their location online. Van arrived, the guys jumped out, I asked if they wanted any help, which they didn't and then they got the mattress through an impossibly small staircase within 15mins. I actually thought before delivery it wouldn't go and I'd have to take the handrail off, but there was no stopping the team - looked at the route, and just did it. Ben said when we got back down I'm actually proud of that one!". It was a tight fit, but the team didn't even think of not trying, just incredible. So here we are now, a few weeks after delivery, and I can honestly say the 2050i is an incredible mattress, the comfort and sleep we are getting now is seriously unimaginably better than before. Any regrets? That I didn't spend more time on the 3000i... by the time I got to that, I'd looked at the price of the 2050i and I think I'd probably tapped out on price. Next time...
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5
We decided to wait a short while before leaving a review so we can comment on both the service and the product, so we will start with the product. Pre sales: We walked into the branch in Congleton and Martin was the salesman who we met. Very professional, listened to us and made recommendations based on what answers we gave him. (always a great start) Once we were confident on our selection, we got a quote. Again we went through all the options, once we added on what we wanted, Martin went through some offers on the extras which were good value based on what we were buying anyway. (such as protectors) Once everything was priced and finalised, we got a formal quote and gave it an hour to 'wait'. Went back, paid and felt happy with the purchase based on the product we tested and the sales approach. From firmness rating to technical specification of the materials, it helped us make an informed decision based on no. of springs, gel layers etc. and focus on what was more of a priority for us. We met Darrell later once we paid and couldn't rate this store any better. It's clear both individuals have a very natirual and consultative selling style, selling based on matching a product to people. Should the product live up to its claims, we will be OK! Delivery: Received multiple emails and texts with our delivery date, reminders and time updates. It arrived in time. Our delivery team was Mark and Linv. These guys were amazing. Took the mattress where we wanted it with no problem, both courteous and respectful to our property, best heavy goods courriers we have had. Product: We purchase the igel 2050i and will address initially it was very firm, more than what we expected, but to be expected with a new unit. After a couple of weeks of use and turning the mattress as per the care guidelines, it loosened off a bit and is now more like what we tested in store. There was a smell to the mattress initially, but it dissipated after about 2-3 days. 4 weeks later and the mattress is excellent. Can offer nothing but thanks to the Congleton branch and the delivery team. It honestly was great to see a full complement of people having pride in their jobs. We walked into this store with the money ready to buy what we wanted, but was fully expecting to be let down... But we're glad to be proved wrong! Pre-sales - 10/10 Sales support - 10/10 Delivery - 10/10 Product - 10/10 Not sure if it's too early to comment on the mattress, but so far it's settled as expected and seems like excellent quality. From a after sales perspective, we feel confident if there is an issue, that the team will support us.
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Celine Godfrey
via Bensons For Beds
5
Happy with my purchase but quite expensive even on a discount deal. I am a very warm person even in winter. Needed a new mattress anyway and wanted one that would keep me cool. Have slept much better on this one than my old (also expensive) one. But consistently good sleep is worth the money. I have noticed the cooling effect, especially in the recent heatwave. I've slept without any duvet and been the perfect temperature. If it does warm up a little under my body, I simply move .... even if I move my arm to a new part, it's noticeably cooler. The only problem now is that none of my mattress protectors or fitted sheets will stay on at each corner because the mattress is much deeper than my previous one so I'll have to invest in deeper ones. Also have to say I was very happy with Benson's service from start to finish. From the salesguy and other staff in store (Bournemouth, Mallard Road) to the delivery guys ... all really couteous, helpful and cheerful. Able to answer all my questions and give advice. For this reason I've always bought my beds and mattresses from Bensons. Trustworthy and reliable. Credit where it's due so well done guys.
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A Space
via Bensons For Beds
4
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!!!
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via Bensons For Beds
5
From the moment we entered the Scunthorpe store we felt welcomed and knew we were in safe hands. Lloyd and David were so helpful and professional., but also very lovely too. They are both a credit to the company. Good customer service is such a rarity these days. The delivery process was seamless too. We were kept informed throughout, right up to the moment it was delivered. The delivery guys, Dan and Wojciech, were very organised, considerate and friendly. The mattress itself is so comfortable, you don't realise how bad your old one is until you get a new one! It's quite firm, but in a supportive way. I slept right through and definitely felt better in the morning. I have two slipped discs in my lower back and this mattress feels as if it's helping me by keeping my posture correct. I'm very happy and can't recommend Bensons enough.
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via Bensons For Beds
5
We took delivery of two iGel Advance 2050i Mattresses from Bensons in Kidderminster. From the start of the journey to the end everyone involved has been fabulous. The salesman Melvin was great and knew the product range inside out, and gave us plenty of time and help to find the mattresses we wanted. The finance process was really easy and the delivery and recycling service was just what we needed. On the day of shipping our delivery team, Nick and Lewis, were excellent. We didn't have to do a thing, they bagged up our old mattresses and installed our new ones ready for a good nights sleep. A few days later and we are sleeping like logs.The IGel adapts to your body contour and ensures a cool and restful sleep. Highly recommend Bensons for service and quality. Thank you to all concerned !!
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Stephen Roberts
via Bensons For Beds
5
Great mattress, lower than the others and very cool. Tried one first with a topper and it was awful, hot and sagged either side. So we tried this one and its a double firm, very supportive and great for sitting on the edge in the mornings. Bensons customer help wasn't very good and it took along time emails back and fourth to get to the point we got to buying this one from another make which wasnt very good. But the Derby store were really helpful, Decland the manager and Amen the assistant manageress were great and really smoothed things out. To be honest if it wasn't for them just getting it sorted I'd not recommend Bensons, my advice would be any issues get it fixed in store as these returned my faith in Bensons and we have what we want and a great nights sleep now.
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Mr Spencer
via Bensons For Beds
5
This mattress helped my lower back pains that I've had for months to ease off. Deffo worth the 1200 or so that we paid (king size). The wife loves it too. The day I went early into work the week after it arrived, she never awoke from her slumber. As for quality, it's too early to say whether it'll still be providing the same level of comfort in 5/7/9 years, and value for money, well again that will be based on how long it lasts. Hence only 3 stars for both. Regardless, overall very pleased with the purchase due to no longer feeling debilitated when I get up every morning (the previous mattress was 8 yrs old memory foam, and I can only conclude that was the main factor in my most recent back troubles).
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Gemma
via Bensons For Beds
5
I had to leave a review here. After years of lower back pain (to the point of having an MRI), I purchased the firm mattress.and it has almost eradicated my issues!! I cannot tell you the difference it has made to me! I want to add that at first I thought it was too hard (and had just returned a mattress from a different company that was like sleeping on a brick). But each day the iGel got softer. It's so supportive when back and side sleeping now that I can sleep all night without the tossing and turning. Recommending to all my pals with back issues now :) Thanks for restoring my faith in a good mattress at a good price!!
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via Bensons For Beds
4
After having Tempur mattresses for 20 years we worried that this one would not be as comfortable. It is firmer in comparison but it is as comfortable. Its main bonus is the firm sides so getting in and out of bed is far easier. Changing the sheets has been challenging, mainly because we have a sleigh bed and the mattress fits very snugly to the wood. It is also very heavy. I would recommend a divan base for this mattress. The gel top stops overheating and when one of us gets out of bed in the night, there is barely any disturbance for the other.
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Linda Bowater
via Bensons For Beds
3
I have a better nights sleep since getting this mattress - 5 star. However we had this mattress a short while and its beginning to sag. There is a clear defining line between my hubby and me.I am overweight so that could be the reason- but I don't want it to become like our old mattress so saggy on my side that I had problems getting out of bed because my body hurt so much. hence 3 stars for quality and value for money However -don't be put off. This is a very comfortable mattress and I have slept better since getting it.
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via Bensons For Beds
4
The lady that helped me choose my mattress was fantastic and very helpful, she gave me some great advice to get me what I needed and was very friendly and likeable. The delivery men were very informative about my mattress and very polite, civil and respectful. I am sleeping much better on my new mattress now, the only thing I would say is, it feels a little firmer than it did in the shop, but I guess that will change over time. Overall, dealing with Bensons for Beds has been a pleasurable experience.
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Questions and Answers About The iGel Advance 2050i Mattress

Prospective customers had the following questions about the product

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The G B
I'm a hot sleeper. Will this mattress keep me cool?

Answer: Absolutely, the iGel Advance Graphene technology in this mattress is designed to regulate temperature effectively. It moves heat seven times faster than standard foam, keeping you in the ideal sleep temperature zone.
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Dvdhr9
I've got back issues. How supportive is this mattress?

Answer: The 2050 premium pocketed springs provide targeted support where you need it most, making it a good choice for those with back issues. Plus, it's in partnership with the British Chiropractic Association.
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Ladyharwwod
I toss and turn a lot. Will this mattress restrict my movement?

Answer: Not at all. The iGel Advance Gel crystals contour to your unique body shape but won't lock you in one position, allowing you to move freely.
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Stacesmf
How's the edge support on this mattress?

Answer: The AdvantEdge technology offers premium support along the edge of the mattress, increasing the sleeping area and adding durability.
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Richi Rich
I'm allergic to synthetic materials. Is this mattress safe for me?

Answer: The iPure construction minimizes synthetic additives, making it a safer choice for those with sensitivities to synthetic materials.
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Big H1b
Is this mattress suitable for side sleepers?

Answer: Given its medium comfort rating, it offers a balanced level of support and cushioning that can accommodate side sleepers quite well.
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Verified Buyer
Is this mattress eco-friendly?

Answer: Yes, it features iPure construction with more recycled PET polyester fiber content (80%) and fewer synthetic additives.
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Peter85
What's the deal with the 10-year guarantee?

Answer: The 10-year guarantee offers peace of mind by promising to repair or replace the mattress within 10 years of purchase.
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Lynn79
Does the mattress have any certifications?

Answer: Yes, iGel is CertiPur accredited, ensuring high standards in material production and safety.
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Ticktock
Is this mattress easy to care for?

Answer: Absolutely, it's an easy-care, no-turn mattress, making maintenance a breeze.
Of The iGel Advance 2050i Mattress
Brand: iGel
Retailer: Bensons For Beds
Delivery Time: Average
Delivery Charge: Excellent
Customer Sentiment: Good
Guarantee: Excellent

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