- Extremely soft and comfortable
- Lots of pressure relief for side sleepers
- Good at limiting motion transfer
- Better edge support than original
- Free shipping, free returns, 100 night trial period and 10 year warranty
- Not a ton of support for heavier individuals (225lbs+)
- Might soften too much over time for back and stomach sleepers
The Tuft and Needle Mint Mattress is a great option for side sleepers.
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The original Tuft & Needle mattress has been one of the most popular budget bed in a box options over the past few years. However, as their main competitors Casper and Leesa have introduced new mattress models over the past 12-18 months, everyone has been anxiously awaiting when and how Tuft and Needle would respond. Well, their answer has finally arrived in the form of their new Mint mattress.
Mint Mattress Review: Shipping, Trial Period and Warranty
The Mint comes with the same terms as the original Tuft and Needle. The mattress ships for free and arrives compressed in a medium size box. From there, Tuft and Needle gives you 100 nights to test out the mattress. If you decide you don’t like the mattress at any point during those first 100 nights, just give the company a call and they will send someone to your house or apartment to pick it up free of charge and issue you a full refund. Tuft and Needle also backs the Mint mattress with a 10 year warranty. All this stuff is pretty standard for the bed in a box industry.
Tuft & Needle Mint Review: Mattress Construction
Like the original Tuft and Needle, the Mint is still an all-foam mattress. However, this time, Tuft and Needle added an extra layer and also made some minor changes to the materials. The Mint mattress starts with a thick layer of support foam on the bottom. However, on this go-around, Tuft made this layer a little firmer to help with edge support. In the middle is what they call their adaptive transition layer. And on top is what the company calls its enhanced T&N Adaptive Foam. It’s similar to the adaptive foam on the original mattress, except the company states they made the enhanced version a little softer and more comfortable for more pressure relief. They also added 30% more graphite to the top layer to aid with heat dispersion. All in all, the Mint mattress is comprised of three layers and totals 12″ thick.
Bringing all these layers together is a thick, charcoal cover that is very soft. It’s made from a blend of polyamide and polyester. It is removable but like most bed in a box covers, you should probably refrain from machine washing it. Instead, if you happen to spill something on it or get it dirty, you should just spot clean it with a mild detergent and some water.
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Mint Bed In A Box Review: Feel, Firmness and Sleeper Type
The Mint mattress has a very nice soft foam feel. It’s a pretty neutral foam feel – the T&N Adaptive Foam is a proprietary foam so it doesn’t feel like memory foam or latex foam. Nevertheless, it’s very accommodating and comfortable. However, as I stated above, the company made a few adjustments to the T&N Adaptive Foam over the original to make it softer. And you can definitely feel the difference. The Mint mattress is noticeably softer than the original Tuft and Needle mattress. Overall, we would place it in our medium soft category. It just provides a little more pressure relief than original Tuft and Needle. For reference, we put the original T&N mattress in the medium category.
Overall, we think the Mint mattress is good for combination sleepers as long as you weigh under 225 pounds. If you’re under this mark, the mattress provides enough support when you’re on your back or stomach. However, if you weigh over 225 pounds, you might want to look elsewhere. We had Payne Train (our video production guy) who weighs about 240 pounds test the mattress and when he was on his back, we noticed quite a bit of sinkage under his hips/trunk. If you’re a side sleeper though, the Mint mattress is awesome. The bed is very soft and offers a ton of pressure relief for your shoulders, hips, etc.
Tuft and Needle Mint Mattress Review: Temperature Regulation
We generally like to place mattresses into one of three categories when it comes temperature regulation – warm, neutral or cool. Although, Tuft & Needle likes to play up the fact that the Mint has 30% more graphite and gel-beads for cooling purposes, we weren’t convinced it belongs in the cool category. Rather, we’d say it belongs in the neutral category. The Mint mattress won’t sleep hot but it also won’t actively keep you cool. To be honest, the majority of bed in a box mattresses fall into this category. We’ve only tested a few that actually fall on the warm or cool sides of the spectrum. As long as you’re not a super hot sleeper, the Mint will work just fine for you.
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Tuft and Needle Mattress Review: Motion Transfer
Now when it comes to limiting motion transfer, we generally give the beds either a good or great rating. You might be saying, what about beds that are terrible at limiting motion. Well, to be frank, the majority of beds we review are either all-foam beds or some sort of hybrid. We don’t review the innerspring mattress that has been sitting in your grandma’s guest room for 20 years. Generally, all these new beds are much better at deadening movement than the beds you slept on as kids. And like temperature regulation, most of these new age bed in a box mattresses land in the good category. There’s only been a handful of mattresses we’ve tested where literally there is no movement transfer whatsoever. The Mint, like original T&N mattress, lands in the good category. It’s not the best we’ve ever tested but it will definitely get the job done if you or your partner toss and turn or get up a lot throughout the night. In our test, we placed a half-full glass of water at one end of the bed and then started rolling/walking around on the other end and the water was only sloshing around a little bit.
Tuft & Needle Mattress Responsiveness
Like I said earlier, the Mint mattress does not include any memory foam. The enhanced T&N Adaptive Foam top layer responds pretty quickly after releasing pressure. All this means is that you won’t get that stuck-in-the-mud feeling or leave a huge body impression behind you whenever you go to switch sleeping positions. You’ll find it easy to switch from your back to your stomach or vice versa.
Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress Edge Support
This is one area that Tuft & Needle wanted to improve with the Mint mattress. They made the bottom layer even firmer to help with this. And I’m happy to report that it has been improved over the original Tuft & Needle but I would’nt go as far as saying it’s great in this department. There’s a few hybrid mattresses (DreamCloud, Saatva to name a few) that I would rate as great. Although improved, I’d say it’s just good. There is still a little bit of compression whenever you get near the edge but I never got the feeling like I was about to roll-off the bed. This is an especially important topic for couples who share a smaller size bed where real estate is super valuable. With couples, sometimes your partner will end up hogging the middle of the bed, pushing you towards the edges so it’s important the edges can still support you and you don’t feel like you’re going to roll right off.
Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress Coupon Code and Pricing
The Mint mattress is priced a little higher than the original Tuft & Needle but it’s still reasonably priced for the bed in a box industry. It’s priced below a lot of the super popular bed in a box mattresses like Casper and Leesa, for example. Here’s how it breaks down:
|California King||$1,050||72" x 84" x 12"|
|King||$1,050||76" x 80" x 12"|
|Queen||$895||60" x 80" x 12"|
|Full||$795||54" x 75" x 12"|
|Twin XL||$695||39" x 80" x 12"|
|Twin||$650||39" x 75" x 12"|
Unfortunately, Tuft and Needle doesn’t offer many coupon codes or promo codes. However, occasionally, they will run will a sale around a big holiday but Amazon usually matches prices pretty well. That’s a good place to check.
We were pretty impressed with the Tuft & Needle Mint mattress. While it’s not our favorite mattress overall, it’s definitely a solid option, especially for side sleepers.