Phoenix Backcare Extra Firm Mattress Rated 4.79/5 based on 28 customer reviews
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Phoenix Backcare Extra Firm Mattress

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29p per sleep based on average mattress lifespan
Single3' x 6'3
Small Double4' x 6'3
Double4'3 x 6'3
King Size5'0 x 6'6
Super King6'0 x 6'6
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Overview

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The Phoenix Backcare Extra Firm Mattress is an orthopaedic mattress that focuses on the back pain niche, relying heavily on customers that require a more board-like feel to the mattress tension. Ideal specifically for those who sleep on their stomach or back, this may be one to miss for side sleepers. Read on to learn more about the compound and materials utilised in this new mattress from Bensons for Beds.

Let's start with the support layer. Featuring an impressive 1000 pocket springs this base layer represents great value for money and is normally found in mid-high quality mattresses across the world. The pocket spring support typically performs better than alternatives and the firm wound springs are ideal for those who require less bounce in their sleep. Side sleepers should avoid the Phoenix back care as your side profile will not contour sufficiently to such a firm base and as such would recommend you consider a medium tension instead.

Onto that comfort ayer and the Phoenix has a natural wool layer which is both dense and breathable. The benefits of wool is widely documented with the material proving to be both breathable and eco friendly. One of the primary complaints sleepers have surrounds getting too hot or cold while they sleep. Thanks to this comfort layer you are kept at a mid range temperature throughout all seasons which helps to ensure a longer and deeper night of rest.

Guarantees for the Phoenix are good also, with an impressive 5 years being covered in the event there are any manufacturing issues that occur. When you consider the average lifespan of a mattress the guarantee on offer here almost covers you for the full life expectancy of an average product prior to replacement.

Reasons to Buy

Pocket springs in orthopaedic tension are normally specialist and cost considerably more as a result.

Good quality base layer from a brand you can trust.

Long standing guarantee that encapsulates the Bensons for Beds new range.

Fairly reasonable delivery time of 2 weeks when compared to competing products.

Reasons to Avoid

Limited sizing available with no euro models at time of writing.

No long term reviews at this time due to how new the product is.

Specialist product will be unsuitable for many not looking for true orthopaedic support.

How does it feel?

Firmness of The Phoenix Backcare Extra Firm 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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Of The Phoenix Backcare Extra Firm Mattress
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.

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 Phoenix Backcare Extra Firm Mattress
Brand: Bensons for Beds
Retailer: Bensons For Beds
Delivery Time: Average
Delivery Charge: Excellent
Customer Sentiment: Good
Guarantee: Good

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What Makes The Phoenix Backcare Extra Firm Mattress Great?

1000 Firm Pocket Spring for firmer support and comfort, featuring edge to edge support, increasing the sleeping area of the mattress

Pocket springs are some of the best materials available for use in the support layer of a mattress. The springs contour to your body and offer great roll together prevention and last longer than many other support systems. The tension of these springs varies, so make sure you choose one that suits how you sleep. When it comes to quality of spring, the more generally means the better and anything beyond 800 is sure to delight for the average person.

The individually encased Pocket Springs provide independent support, helping the mattress to adapt perfectly to each contour of your body

Pocket springs are some of the best materials available for use in the support layer. The springs contour to your body and offer great roll together prevention and last longer than many other support systems. The tension of these springs varies, so make sure you choose one that suits how you sleep.

Traditionally tufted for added firmness and durability

Tufting can be identified by the little dimples that you often see in traditional mattresses. This process helps lock the fillings in place and secures them to the sides and top of the product resulting in slightly more firmness and considerably more durability  that expands the lifespan.

The eco fibre layers work in harmony with the Pocket Springs for increased firmness and support

This mattress features an upper comfort layer of deep and sumptuous eco fibres the are both hard wearing and long lasting. The key benefits of an eco-fibre layer isn't just that they last but that they offer a large amount of comfort at a fairly reasonable price point also. Settlement can be an issue for these types of fillings if not adequately cared for, that's why it is important to rotate your mattress periodically to help ensure even settlement of fillings.

The Phoenix provides double-sided seasonal comfort, so you sleep well whatever the weather

Double sided mattresses are the more popular option available when choosing a good quality mattress. While often a little bit more money, you effectively get twice the surface area to use which helps with settlement and wear giving you a typically better lifespan than single sided competitors at a price point that averages out and sometimes even comes ahead.

This mattress features a Natural Wool fibre layer for added warmth in Winter

Wool is a great option for the comfort layer of mattresses for a number of reasons. First, it is breathable enough to allow air to flow sufficiently to ensure great all-season long cooling that won't have you too hot, or too cold. Additional to this you have other advantages like durability, flexibility, flame and water resistance. Ultimately wool is a sustainable and renewable option that is environmentally friendly and supremely comfortable.

As well as featuring breathable, recycled filling layers to help you sleep cooler in Summer

Recycled fillings aren't just better for the environment, the extra breathability ensures you won't get too hot as air is able to flow through the mattress easier (particularly if you have a slatted bed base). The result is less heat buildup which in turn means less heat overall giving a great all-season mattress.

Double sided mattress, simply flip seasonally and turn head to toe regularly to prolong the life of your mattress

Double sided mattresses are the more popular option available when choosing a good quality mattress. While often a little bit more money, you effectively get twice the surface area to use which helps with settlement and wear giving you a typically better lifespan than single sided competitors at a price point that averages out and sometimes even comes ahead.

British Standard Kitemark™ quality accredited mattress

The BSI kitemark is an assured standard of quality that represents high quality British manufacturing. Many competitor mattresses and bed frames comes from overseas, most commonly China, Malaysia and Brazil. The BSI accreditation is only given to the best of British manufacturing and is a testament to the quality on offer.

Available in sizes: Single, Small Double, Double, King and Super King

This mattress is not available in custom sizes, caravan sizes or ikea sizes. Instead, this mattress is available in the universally common mattress sizes to suit most people, my preference is a king size, big enough to starfish in while being small enough to fit in most rooms comfortably.

Mattress height: 26cm

26cm is fairly deep for a mattress and comes with enough depth to feature many good quality components and comfort layers necessary to get a good nights sleep

Firmness rating: Extra Firm (Also available in Firm as the Phoenix Backcare Firm)

Firm tension mattresses are most often suited to those who need a bit more support, typically for their back and neck. Mileage will vary depending on your weight and BMI as the tension and how it feels will ultimately be impacted as such. We also see firm mattresses been commonly recommended for their orthopaedic support. Ideal for back and stomach sleepers, although heavier people may find it suitable..

Total peace of mind with a 5 Year Guarantee

5 year guarantees are beginning to become more commonplace in the mattress and bed industry over the last couple of years but are still a spectacle that is all-too rare. Fortunately this product has been given a 5 year guarantee which goes beyond the 1 year that is often seen in other products. 5 years comes close to the average lifespan of a mattress (7 years) and gives additional confidence for those looking to have their investment protected.

Made in Britain

These are made and manufactured in the Great Britain, meaning that they all meet the same exceptional quality and durability that we expect from genuine Great Britain manufacturing.

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Customer Reviews For The Phoenix Backcare Extra Firm Mattress

Based on 28 reviews
4

I used to have Sealy mattress in the past but I need to change the mattress size so I am looking for something extra firm as I do not like soft or medium. I found Benson own brand mattress suit me so well, the actual product is in good quality and firmness. I can have a very good sleep now.

5

Love it! I like a very firm mattress and this is just perfect, fully supportive but not so heavy that it cant be moved around. Buying a mattress is a nightmare because it is hard to know how they will actually feel in practice but this was a great buy.

5

This bed helped stopped my back pain. It's firm in a comfortable way. Now, I have a goodnight sleep and waking up looking refreshed. I love it and highly recommend.

5

Really great, I was experiencing back pain and purchased this extra firm mattress and no longer have back pain, this mattress holds my weight perfectly.

5

Bought mattress in the sale , almost half price, very happy with it, lovely and comfortable if you like an extra firm mattress

5

This mattress is very comfortable and very firm, helps with mine and my husbands bad backs.

5

Really nice mattress with extra firm pocket springs ideal for my bad back

5

I am so happy with this mattress. It is everything I was looking for

5

I need a firm mattress for back problems, so this suits me fine

5

Good and firm for my back. Cool for summer. Warm for winter.

5

Great mattress. Really comfortable. Firmness as required.

5

Good quality , bought at discount, great value for money

5

It is a nice firm mattress and comfortable to sleep on

5

Delighted with the Phoenix Extra Firm Mattress

3

Glad have received product eventually

5

Great product at competitive price.

5

Never slept so well Love it!!

5

Very good buy so glad we picked it

4

A nice, firm comfortable mattress

5

Top quality at a great price.

5

Great value, comfy mattress

5

Mattress is as described.

5

Comfortable. Well made

4

Very good product

4

Comfortable for sleep

5

Best mattress ever

5

Very comfortable

5

Very satisfied

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