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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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Today we are looking at the Vela Mattress from Bensons for Beds, a low price point product that might have just what you need for a good night's sleep. See, this mattress is constructed with a combination of high quality open coil springs and superior quilting materials, creating a perfect balance of support and comfort. It also features a breathable outer cover and a quilted top layer to provide a luxurious feel beyond it's low price point. The mattress has been designed with a universally friendly medium firmness core, offering good levels of support and comfort while proving the ideal choice for back, side and stomach sleepers alike. With an impressive 5-year warranty, you can be sure that you are investing in a mattress that will stand the test of time.

Starting with the comfort layer, this mattress features a luxury quilted top layer and a breathable border, which eliminates overheating and minimises heat retention and build up. This mattress is ideal for those who want a mattress that is long lasting and provides great value for money thanks to its low price point and traditional materials. It is also a good choice for those who want a product that provides reasonable support; this is because the open coil layer has been well established within the industry at providing good support relative to price point. 

Who Should Buy the Mattress?

The Benson for Beds Vela Medium Tension Open Coil Quilted Mattress is a great choice for all types of sleepers, including back, stomach and side sleepers. - It has been designed to provide excellent comfort and support, and the perfect level of firmness. It is also ideal for couples and those who want to share a mattress as the open coil springs do a fairly good job of providing a degree of movement isolation. Finally, those who will find it the most suitable are those looking for a bargain who need to see their value to price ratio stretch the most, getting a sufficiently supportive and comfortable mattress without breaking the bank.

How does it feel?

Firmness of The Vela 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

Very chap mattress that should still be suitable for some adults.

Good range of sizes and fairly reasonable lead time.

Breathable mattress should be good for all-season comfort without excess sweating.

Reasons to Avoid

Not as comfortable or supportive as other models, but then this is to be expected given the price point.

Open coil springs do not perform as well as pocket spring mattresses, again to be expected by the price.

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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 Vela Mattress
Brand: Bensons for Beds
Retailer: Bensons For Beds
Delivery Time: Average
Delivery Charge: Excellent
Guarantee: Good

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What Makes The Vela 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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