Memory foam mattresses can be a great way to sleep, providing a good degree of comfort that is often unrivalled by competing products. It isn’t without its downsides though, it gets far too hot and can cause restlessness in those looking for good quality sleep. So what if there was a different way? What if you could take the benefits of memory foam but without the pitfalls? Enter the iGel Advance 4400i Plush Top Mattress with graphene gel foam technology, a product that aims to get you the best of both worlds and more. But does it live up to the hype? Let’s find out below.
Let’s start by looking at who this mattress is for. First, we have the pocket spring support layer. This layer is the most important of all as it is where you derive all your support, get it wrong and you won’t have a good night's sleep. In this instance pocket springs are my favourite base layer and the more of them, to a point, the better. In an effort to stand out and showcase its great quality, iGel have included a monstrous 4400 springs in a tight array that respond to each and every movement you make. But what does this mean? It means your back and neck will be protected and regardless of how you sleep, you will have sufficient contouring. Edge support is good too, you would expect as much since the springs go right to the edge, giving you full zonal support that goes right to the edge, maximising surface area and allowing you to sleep how you like. Secondly we have the comfort layer, vital to how a mattress feels to the touch and important for giving you the comfort that pairs with the support outlined above. Gel foam, or iGel as it has been coined in this instance has graphene infused to provide a material that is uncanny to that of memory foam when pressed down on, but without the heat building up inside like competing models. What this means is you get all their benefits with none of the downsides making for a truly fantastic night's sleep.
So we’ve outlined who will benefit from this mattress, but what about those it isn’t suitable for? Being a medium tension mattress that number is actually fairly minimal since it suits both side sleepers and back sleepers alike by giving enough support for the neck and back, with enough “give” for side sleepers to feel cocooned in that blissful foam while they sleep. There is one big elephant in the room around suitability however, and that lies in the cost. Most people cannot spend 4 figure sums on their mattress and while I can absolutely commend this mattress for everything it does, it will still alienate many who are on a budget. It’s a shame too, I’ve personally trialed this range in stores and the performance is second to none.
Onto where the mattress competes and as mentioned above, this product is priced in the upper premium segment. Fortunately it’s performance and great guarantee reflects the same arena and those who are able to spend this sort of money on a mattress will find themselves rewarded with great nights sleep for years to come.
When it comes to firmness it is important to point out that it is entirely subjective and you may find a mattress feels firmer or softer than advertised. In an effort to combat this iGel have made this a medium tension mattress at a rating of 5/10 on the firmness scale and it’s a number that is fairly accurate. Naturally you may find it firmer or softer than that but much of this involves just getting used to the new mattress, after all, you’ve had your old one for how many years?
Onto customer feedback and while I know people are going to love this mattress, feedback right now is slim. See, it’s brand new to the lineup at time of writing and while we have seen similar specifications sold previously with great feedback, this one is still brand new. We’ve trialed iGel previously and are confident that many will find comfort with this product. However, you’re going to have to wait a little longer for reviews to start coming in.
How does it feel?
Firmness of The iGel Advance 4400i Plush Top 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
Premium foam combined with premium springs combined with premium cover and clever tech, there is a lot to love.
iGel is highly regarded and the latest offering looks even better than previous years.
All popular sizes available.
Fantastic 10 year guarantee that goes beyond the average life expectancy.
Reasons to Avoid
The price will alienate many and that's not going to change with this type of premium product. There are finance options available through Bensons for Beds if willing.