Solar Mattress Rated 4.2/5 based on 5 customer reviews
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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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If you currently own a mattress that you aren’t happy with, there are a few telltale signs that it’s time to buy a new one. The most obvious ones are when you wake up with aches and pains, or experience back pain that doesn’t go away. When purchasing a mattress, you need to consider three things: its comfort, its longevity, and its price. Fortunately the Solar Mattress ticks quite a lot of these boxes so let's dive in to what makes it great.

What makes the Solar Mattress great?

Today we are taking a look at the Solar Mattress from premium retailer Bensons for Beds. The mattress is brand new to the range and so long term reviews are still coming in, however,  the composition of the Solar mattress is one we have seen a few times over the years and can provide you with luxurious comfort and support while you sleep.

The support system which sits at the base of the mattress is comprised of a reasonable 325 open-coil springs which are used to create the Solar Mattress, helping to evenly distribute your body weight thanks to the reactive springs working in unison together and contouring to each of your movements. Having even weight distribution across your body is important for two reasons. First, it will reduce pressure and pain in various areas of your body, allowing you to drift off to sleep easily. Second, the open-coil spring system includes an outer steel frame for durability and stability that helps maximise surface area without having soft edges that have discomfort and consistent support in the edges. To provide cushioned support throughout the night, the Solar Mattress includes a foundation layer of new-life yarns which are soft and breathable while also proving very comfortable, particularly for the price point. Additional to this comfort layer are polyester fillings, which are made from a minimum of 70% recycled plastic bottle materials and prove to be particularly good for the environment meaning that you can sleep consciously as well as comfortably.

You can't go wrong with Bensons for Beds Smile Mattress. This is a British company that has been making mattresses for over a decade. All of their products are made in the UK and have been designed to give you a comfortable night’s sleep for many years to come, evidenced by the large 5 year guarantee that comes as standard with this mattress.

How does it feel?

Firmness of The Solar 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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Reasons to Buy

Good quality mattress at a reasonable price point.

Open coil springs provide a good amount of support, although it is still beat out by more premium support structures.

Good all-season mattress that won't get too hot, nor too cold.

Reasons to Avoid

No euro sizes available.

Long lead times may put off some customers.

No long term reviews since this is a new product.

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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 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.


  • Breathability
  • Mattresses that feature breathable materials help promote airflow and keep you cool making for a more hygienic night's sleep.
  • 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 Solar 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 Solar Mattress Great?

325 open coil springs – for responsive comfort & support 

An open coil sprung mattress is one type of standard sprung mattress and is often less expensive than pocket sprung mattresses. Open coil mattresses are available in a variety of tension layers and are made from hundreds of coils of high tensile steel wound into interconnected springs and connected by a wire rod edge. The spring unit evenly distributes your body weight across the mattress and minimises pressure points.

Upholstered in a Belgian damask cover – for a soft, yet durable & breathable sleeping surface 

There are many benefits to owning a Belgian damask cover. For one, they are incredibly beautiful and add a touch of luxury to any room. They are also very durable, so you can expect them to last for many years. Additionally, they are great at insulating against both heat and cold, making them ideal for use in any climate.

New-life recycled layer – cushioned foundation support  

New life yarns are often used in the construction of mattresses because they provide a number of benefits. They are strong and durable, so they can help to extend the life of a mattress. They are also able to resist matting and pilling, so the mattress will look newer for longer. Additionally, new life yarns are usually more comfortable than traditional yarns, so they can help to improve the quality of sleep.

Breathable, hypoallergenic layer – recycled, future friendly comfort 

A hypoallergenic layer is part of a mattress that is designed to be resistant to dust mites and other allergens. These mattresses are often made of materials that are naturally resistant to allergens, such as latex or wool. Some hypoallergenic mattresses are also coated with a special barrier that helps to keep dust mites and other allergens from penetrating the surface of the mattress.

Quilted mattress surface  - comfy & breathable 

There are several benefits to having a quilted sleep surface in a mattress. First, it provides an extra layer of comfort and support. This can be especially helpful if you have any pressure points that need additional support. Second, it helps to keep the mattress cooler by providing ventilation. This is especially important in hot weather or if you tend to sleep hot. Third, it can extend the life of your mattress by protecting it from wear and tear.

Comfort rating - Medium  

A medium tension mattress is a type of mattress that is designed to provide moderate support for the sleeper. This type of mattress is often used by people who are combination sleepers and have mass market appeal that satisfies back, stomach and side sleepers combined. Medium tension is a great option as it can provide some relief from the pressure points that can cause pain. Additionally, a medium tension mattress can also be a good choice for people who are looking for a balance between comfort and support.

Free 5 year guarantee - for total peace of mind  

This sort of guarantee goes beyond the average offered by retailers in the industry. 5 years is almost the full average lifespan for a mattress which gives you great piece of mind and shows just how much trust the brand and retailer have in their product.

Quality assured - British Kite mark accredited  

The Kitemark™ from BSI is a longstanding reputation for exceptional quality, safety, and trust. Consumers and businesses have relied on this symbol for over 100 years. BSI Kitemark certification assures that a product or service's claims have been independently and repeatedly examined, allowing you to rely on products and services bearing the Kitemark.

Made in the UK 

UK manufacturing standards are among the highest in the world, so you can be sure that your new product will last for years to come. 

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Customer Reviews For The Solar Mattress

Based on 5 reviews

Lovely and comfortable for the price I was very surprised


Looks nice Granddaughter said it was really comfy


Daughter pleased with her new mattress


Very comfortable

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