Sealy is one of the most recognizable names in the mattress industry. They produce a variety of different mattress types and cater to customers with a range of budgets. So what is it about the Sealy Elevate Ultra Antuco Mattress that makes it great? We'll take an in-depth look at their latest 7 layer premium posturepedic mattress and see if it’s a good choice for your bedroom or not. The primary selling point of the Sealy Elevate Ultra Antuco Mattress is its AlignSupport technology, but Is this enough to make it stand out from the crowd? Let’s dive into the specifics and find out more.
Let’s begin at the bottom and work our way up, starting with the support layer. This layer is where most of the support and tension is derived from and away from Sealys unique naming conventions, this is a coil spring base that utilises twice tempered steel that will flex and contour against your every movement. Known as AlignSupport, the base material works very similar to competing products and the medium tension will give mass market appeal as it will suit a multitude of different sleeping characteristics. Moving on from the base layer we have a multitude of different foam layers above, all with slightly different responsiveness that will have you sinking deep into the mattress. These foam layers are not all memory based, there’s some durable reflex foam in the mix to really spice things up before two memory sense layers above give that traditional memory foam comfort. You might question why there needs to be so many layers on top of layers, after all, traditional mattresses generally tend to be two competing layers, one for support and one for comfort. Sealy has taken a different design philosophy here, instead opting for a few shallower layers in higher quantities. The result is a more tailored product that offers better zonal support as you move around the product. It works surprisingly well and helps separate the product from others in the line-up.
So who would the mattress suit? That’s actually quite an easy question to answer because it will actually aid most people's sleep considerably thanks to its mass market appeal. The medium tension is long established as being the safest choice when it comes to recommendations, that’s because it generally provides enough comfort and support for side sleepers, back sleepers, stomach sleepers and combination all-round sleepers. This means that if you are of average weight and build, you'll probably find this mattress suitable for your needs. The comfort offered in the upper layers is inoffensive also, providing deep layers of Sealys own unique foam offering, the result is a sinking feeling that won’t have you getting too hot. See, traditional memory foam doesn’t breathe properly and causes big heat retention and build up. Not so with Sealy thanks to the SmarTex cover that keeps moisture at bay and ensures a safe and hygienic nights sleep for many years to come.
Who would this mattress not suit? There’s two core crowds that should perhaps consider an alternative product from the range. The first is dedicated back sleepers who require additional support of an orthopaedic variety. See, the posturepedic align support layer does a fantastic job of offering measured and zonal support where you need it at a typical level, but for those with non-typical needs, a firmer tension-ed base is going to be a lifeline that is worthy of consideration. We found the support layer to offer enough support to be comfortable, but not to a specialist requirement. Consider a firm or extra firm if you require board-like support for your back as recommended by a health professional.The other crowd that won’t find this mattress suitable is unfortunately quite a big assortment of people in the UK right now, and that’s those with a more limited budget. There’s no getting away from the fact that this is an expensive mattress with expensive components. Due to the high quality nature of these components combined with the sheer volume of layers offered it is unlikely this product will see deep discounts over holiday-seasons and so those on a budget that isn't in the thousands will likely need to look elsewhere unfortunately. The product competes at the high-end and commands the sort of price point to reflect that banding.
In the past people have found it helpful for me to go into a bit more detail about the firmness level and in the case of the Sealy Elevate Ultra Antuco Mattress we would rate it a level 5 on a scale of 1 to 10 where 1 is the softest and 10 is the firmest. The reason for this rating is that the medium tension can actually feel quite soft thanks to the multitude of memory layers above it. Your back still get the support it needs through those AlignSupport Coils but with mass-suitability in Sealys crosshairs, and the way the mattress has been built, you get a much more measured experience over other competing medium tension mattresses that can sometimes feel like a 6 on the same scale.
Customer feedback is still coming in for this mattress, we don’t expect to see this becoming an instant bestseller due to the high price tag for premium materials, however, there are those that have enjoyed it so far, with customers stating that they have received the best night's sleep they have ever had with the product. Long term reviews are a long way out and so we won’t know if that satisfaction will stay long term however, Sealy knows the game and the materials used in this particular offering should stand the test of time, in fact, they’re so confident they have offered a 7 year guarantee as standard attesting to that.
How does it feel?
Firmness of The Sealy Elevate Ultra Antuco 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
Amazing quality top of the range mattress from a manufacturer who has been known throughout history for their excellent quality and workmanship.
Market leading 7 year guarantee as standard.
Medium tension has mass suitability.
Reasons to Avoid
Those on a budget might wince at the price point.
Made to order product and so longer lead times than cheaper products.
No euro sizing offered, alienating those with the need.