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Today we're looking at the Simply Bensons Magellan, another in a long range of new, largely similar products that all fit quite nicely into the mid-range quality but at a lower tier in terms of price. This means great news for consumers and additional choice on top! Let's dive into the specs and see what we're working with.

Let's start with that support and once again we have pocket springs of a reasonable capacity. It looks like Bensons for Beds have almost completely done away with their poorer performing open coil support layers and brought in higher quality pocket spring units. This is a positive consumer-centric move that will ensure better longevity and value for money from customers although it does mean there is an awful lot of very similar products in the Bensons for Beds lineup that all look to achieve the same thing. Unnecessary, perhaps, but a great value proposition all the same. This one features a medium tension that will give a decent level of support for your back while not proving uncomfortable for side sleepers either. The result is a goldilocks effect that proves largely suitable for most people. As always mileage may vary if you are heavier or lighter than the average and those that do need additional support should consider a firmer base.

Onto the comfort layer and this mattress has layers on both sides. This means you can rotate the mattress and promote better settlement and increased durability allowing it to last for longer and give increased comfort throughout its lifespan. The comfort layer itself is powered by a white eco layer of fibres. For this price point, that's fairly reasonable and the fibres prove to be soft and deep enough to be exceptionally comfortable and cheap enough that the costs are kept low on the Magellan. The breathable nature of these fibres also means that you won't wake up throughout the night getting too hot, unlike memory foam competitors, ensuring a deeper and longer lasting nights sleep.

Finally you have that impressive 5 year guarantee. Remember, the average mattress lifespan is pegged at around 7 years and so a 5 year guarantee covers your mattress for almost its entire lifespan and goes far beyond the 1 year offered by other retailers and manufacturers. It's a great product at a great price and with the reassurance to last.

Reasons to Buy

Pocket springs at a fair price point.

Plenty of sizes available.

Reasonable time frame for people who need it in a hurry.

Long lasting guarantee.

Medium tension will suit most people regardless of how they sleep.

Reasons to Avoid

New from the retailer and so no long term reviews.

Not enough difference from others in the lineup to really stand out. It doesn't do anything wrong and is a very safe choice, much like the others...

How does it feel?

Firmness of The Simply Bensons Magellan 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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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.


*Assuming average weight, suitability will vary dependant on body type, use the wizard 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.


  • 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.


  • 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 Simply Bensons Magellan Mattress
Brand: Simply Bensons
Retailer: Bensons For Beds
Delivery Time: Average
Delivery Charge: Excellent

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What Makes The Simply Bensons Magellan Mattress Great?

1000 super responsive pocket springs for individual support

Pocket Springs are a great support layer. Available in a variety of firmness's, the quality of a spring system is generally determined by the spring count. With 1000 springs this mattress represents a good quality to cost ratio, providing enough springs to successfully contour to your body and provide you with a great nights sleep.

Dual performance White Eco-Fibre layer for dual firmness

Dual performance fibre layers sit on the comfort layer at the top of the mattress. This layer is made from recycled materials making it a great and environmentally friendly option that is surprisingly durable and also comfortable.

Soft-touch knitted fabric quilted mattress surface

Turnable - prolongs the life of your mattress

Divan base colours options include Dove Grey, Latte Beige & Slate

With such a range of different colours you will be able to pair your divan base with whatever decor and style you are looking for. We prefer the neutral colour of the Dove Grey which is both modern but also has mass appeal and suits many existing room designs.

Quality assured BSI 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.

5-year guarantee - Total peace of mind with a 5 Year Guarantee

A 5 year guarantee is one of the better offered in the industry and covers much of the lifespan of a traditional mattress. This level of guarantee comes on more high-end mattresses and gives the consumer the confidence they need. 

Mattress Height: 19.5cm

Medium comfort rating

Medium mattresses are the industry go-to standard for what goes into a mattress. On average a medium firmness mattress will generally be suitable for you provided you are also, average. Lower BMI than average, look at a softer mattress. Higher BMI than average, or, backpain, look at a firmer mattress.

Part of our Simply Bensons Collection

Simply Bensons is a sub brand offered through Bensons for Beds. The line up offers low prices and high quality by skipping the traditional retailer > brand > consumer model and instead offering their own products direct to consumer. The main appeal of Simply Bensons is that you get high quality materials at some of the best price points seen within the industry.

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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