Having been reviewing mattresses for about 4 years now, it feels like a lifetime. The industry has changed so much over the past few years that it barely resembles itself. I remember a time when all we had were simple, all-foam mattresses that were shipped to your door through the magic of the internet. There was a very real sense of wonder opening the box and watching your new mattress inflate and expand before your eyes.
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In that initial, nascent period, it seemed like everyone had pretty much the same mattress. And that was fine by most of us. It was just so magical (there's that word again) to get a mattress sent to your door in a box you could carry around without hiring a team of movers.
Enter the GhostBed. The first entry in the dawning 'mattress in a box' field by the veteran team behind Nature's Sleep. The GhostBed was the first mattress that I ever slept on that hadn't come from a local mattress store. I can distinctly remember that feeling of awe watching the advertising videos showing customers unboxing their beds and watching them inflate and I felt giddy when I got to experience the same.
The bed is good, there's no doubt about it. But more than that, what the GhostBed did for me is give me something to tell my friends about, and tell I did, and well, here we are.
Now, I've spent the past few paragraphs waxing philosophical about yesteryear, and you're probably wondering when I'll get on with it and onto the mattress. The answer is: right now.
The GhostBed, as it stands today, is still a great bed. It's affordable, it's firm (great for heavier folks and couples), and in so far as I can tell, it's still attracting legions of rabid fans who love the "nights rest so good it's scary."
The GhostBed is a medium-firm mattress, and scores around 6.5 on the scale above.
Edge support is ample, which is surprising for a memory foam mattress. It's a firm sleeper with great back sleeping support.
Before starting this site, I had ordered a GhostBed myself and we have been sleeping on it for over a year. It's really held up well and is still plenty firm for comfortable back and side sleeping.
In terms of cooling, the GhostBed sleeps cool. It's not as cool as something like the GhostBed Luxe, but it's still a step above traditional memory foam mattresses.
The GhostBed is a memory foam & aerated latex mattress.
|Twin||38" x 75"|
|Twin XL||38" x 80"|
|Full||54" x 75"|
|Queen||60" x 80"|
|King||76" x 80"|
|Cali King||72" x 84"|
The GhostBed is 11" tall and works fine with all of the boxsprings, slatted frames, and adjustable frames that we tested.
In terms of how much each of the beds weigh:
GhostBed, the manufacturer of the GhostBed Flex, has these customer support / contact options:
The GhostBed ships free, and fast (within 24 hours). Our sample was shipped on a Friday and we received it via FedEx delivery on Monday. The company states that the delivery process takes "2-5 business days".
There's a generous trial and warranty:
One thing to note about returns is that you cannot initiate a return until 30 days have passed since the delivery of your mattress. So, technically the return period is anytime after 30 days, but before 101 days.
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