Sealy have redesigned their entire range recently, leaving chaos in its wake and leaving customers and retailers alike confused about what the new lineup looks like. The advantage range is carved up under different names across different retailers but the general comfort and support is fairly generic. The Advantage Classic utilises the Sealy Core Support spring system which offers a firmer tension than standard proving ideal for those looking for more orthopaedic support from their sleep.
So who exactly will benefit from this type of mattress? Back and stomach sleepers mainly. See, the firmer tension is a tough ask for average weighted people who sleep on their side as your hip and shoulder end up rolling rather than sinking so unless you are heavier than average, the firm should be for back and stomach sleepers.
Where does this mattress fit in the range? Sealy's new ambitions (and recent separation from the Silentnight Group) see the brand trying to establish itself once again as a premium-tier experience, dropping the majority of it's low-budget segment and pushing higher pricing via its unique support systems and strong legacy. This particular model fits within the shrinking budget lineup, providing a great price for a well established brand, but does it live up to the hype? I think so. The support layer of Core Support is unique to Sealy and has long term reviews around its use, providing a firmer experience that gives sufficient body contouring at a reasonable cost. The comfort layer too has some impressive qualities, in this instance featuring a quilted sleep surface and reflex foam underneath, the combination provides adequate sinkage and protection from the springs while giving a fair amount of breathability for what amounts to a soft-meets-firm combination of comfort and support.
From a firmness perspective, we find the Core Support range and its orthopaedic properties sit at an 7 on the firmness scale, with some customers remarking that they expected it to be slightly firmer. We've tried the Core Support system before in other products in the lineup and the number tends to float between 7 and 8 depending on the comfort layer associated with the mattress. A 7 is a nice happy middle-ground, not so firm that you cannot appreciate the softness of the comfort layer, but not too soft that you don't get the orthopaedic properties and rigid back and neck support.
Customers love it too, with over 150+ reviews and a (to date) 82% 5 star rating, this is certainly one of the best options for those on a budget. Those same customers particularly enjoyed the value for money and the rigid and ortho support offered living up to expectations. Those who didn't enjoy it felt that it was too soft, or too firm. This sort of complaint comes up a lot and it is almost always down to subjectivity as one persons interpretation of firm is not the same as another. Body weight can also play a huge role in this and so to offset it, utilise the little tool below to see how firm, or soft the mattress might feel depending on weight.
How does it feel?
Firmness of The Sealy Advantage Classic 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
It's getting harder to find Sealy products at low and budget price points as the manufacturer aim to retake much of the premium segment and cut their losses downstream. The result is you likely won't find many at this price point that feature the Core Support system and if indeed you are looking for a firmer nights sleep, this could be the one for you.
Reasons to Avoid
Might not be around long depending on the direction that Sealy go in next, so consider buying now to avoid disappointment.