Tuft And Needle Mint Review
Let’s introduce the Tuft and Needle Mint mattress, brought to you by Tuft and Needle. Now owned by Serta Simmons, one of the largest bedding companies in the world, they gained popularity with the original Tuft and Needle mattress. The Tuft and Needle Mint bed is the thicker, softer, more premium version of their flagship model, meant for sleepers who want a thicker foam experience. For those of you with the Mint mattress on your mind, this review will break down the pros and cons of this mattress and who we think it’s best suited for.
Here are the highlights of the Tuft and Needle Mint review:
- It’s a soft, pressure-relieving mattress
- It won’t cost you an arm and a leg as Tuft & Needle strives to be a budget-friendly brand
- Its all-foam construction makes it best for people under 230 lbs.
Interested to learn if it’s right for you? Continue on in our Tuft and Needle Mint review.
Honest Mint Mattress Video Review
Now, without further ado, let’s get into the Tuft and Needle Mint Mattress review.
Mint Mattress Construction
Tuft & Needle Mint is an all-foam bed, which means no coils. It’s made completely of polyurethane foam (or, as we call it, poly foam) and feels like you’re lying on a cloud.
It’s a 12″ thick mattress constructed with three layers of foam, as opposed to the original Tuft & Needle bed, which is two foam layers.
- Base layer – a slab of thick, dense poly foam for the bed’s foundation
- Transition layer – an “Adaptive Transition Layer” to provide additional support and thickness. It also acts as a buffer between the less dense top layer and the firm bottom layer.
- Top layer – compared to the original mattress, this has been changed to be softer and to provide better pressure relief.
- Mattress cover – The Mint comes with a different cover than the original Tuft & Needle mattress, and we think it’s really nice. The new knit cover is removable, made with a blend of polyamide and polyester, and is soft to the touch. It’s also infused with “HeiQ NPJ03” which helps defend your mattress against harmful microbes, according to the brand. In addition, the cover is now hypoallergenic!
All of the foam in Tuft and Needle Mint is tested and certified by CertiPUR-US to meet standards of performance, content, indoor emissions and environmental stewardship.
Mint Mattress Cover
Is the Mint mattress cover good? The Mint comes with a different cover than the original Tuft & Needle mattress. The new knit cover is made with a blend of polyamide and polyester and is soft to the touch. It’s also designed with charcoal, which makes it a nice, dark grey color.
The cover is removable, but it is not machine washable. This is the case with most mattress covers. We don’t recommend you remove the cover; if you ever spill something on it or get it dirty, spot cleaning with a mild detergent and some warm water should do the trick.
Tuft And Needle Mint Mattress Price
Tuft & Needle is one of the major players in the bed-in-a-box industry, and the company is a pioneer within the budget mattress space in particular. The Tuft and Needle Mint mattress is priced higher than its predecessor, but it’s still reasonable. It’s priced similarly to the other online mattress brands, like Brooklyn Bedding and Casper. Here’s a breakdown based on MSRP on the website:
Is There A Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress Coupon Code?
Unfortunately, Tuft & Needle doesn’t regularly offer coupon codes for its mattresses. However, there will occasionally be a sale around a big holiday. We’d recommend you check the company’s website to see if there is a current promotion. This past Presidents’ Day, for example, we saw Tuft & Needle offer $150 off the Mint and free pillows to sweeten the pot.
Tuft And Needle Mint Firmness & Feel
How Do We Rate The Firmness?
The Mint is noticeably softer than the original Tuft & Needle bed; it sits between a medium-soft and medium on the firmness scale. For comparison, we rated the original Tuft & Needle as a solid medium.
If you want a bed that’ll contour around your pressure points like your hips and shoulders, Tuft and Needle Mint is the best mattress to pick in their lineup. It’s even softer than their comfortable flagship model and made for pressure relief.
What Does It Feel Like?
Tuft and Needle Mint has a soft, neutral-foam feel overall. It feels like laying on a thick slab of soft foam. There’s no memory foam feel, no latex foam feel—it’s just a neutral and soft mattress feel.
The Mint is fairly quick to respond to pressure, as is the case with most neutral-foam beds. You most likely won’t ever get that stuck-in-the-mud feeling that is a hallmark of memory foam beds or find a body impression left behind after you get up.
Responsiveness is mostly important for combo sleepers who tend to switch positions through the night. A bed that leaves you feeling stuck (such as the Zinus Green Tea mattress) can make you feel more restless because you’re exerting more energy in the process of rotating from your back to your stomach, for example. So, thumbs up there for T&N Mint.
Tuft And Needle Mint Sleeper Type Analysis
- Back And Stomach Sleepers
After completing our Tuft and Needle Mint review, we can’t recommend T&N Mint if you’re a back or stomach sleeper who weighs over 150 lb.Tuft & Needle designed the Mint to be softer and more pressure relieving, so it will be too soft for most people. It’s a softer mattress.
Back and stomach sleepers need to keep their hips and upper back supported, and we think the Mint is too soft for a lot of folks, letting them sink into the bed too much. If you’re a strict back sleeper or stomach sleeper, look for a firmer mattress.
If you’re petite, you won’t be putting as much weight on the mattress, and therefore will lay more on top of the bed instead of sinking into it. Petite people might be able to get away with sleeping on their back or stomach on the Mint.
- Side Sleepers
The Tuft & Needle Mint will be most ideal for side and combo sleepers. Because the Mint is specifically made to be softer than the original Tuft & Needle, it offers more pressure relief for the hips and shoulders of those who sleep on their side. We could see a lot of side sleepers loving the Mint mattress. In fact, we picked it as one of the Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers.
Tuft & Needle Mint should also be nice for combo sleepers because they can move around easily on the mattress without feeling stuck. It’s not as responsive as a latex mattress, but it’s on par with the likes of the original Tuft & Needle and Leesa.
Body Type Analysis
- Heavy Sleepers
This is not going to be the best option for heavier people (those who weigh in at 250 lb+). While it is 2” thicker than a lot of all-foam beds on the market (including the Tuft & Needle original mattress), it is still an all-foam bed. That said, it’s in a subcategory of all-foam beds that are slightly more ideal for heavy people purely based on the thickness of the mattress. Other beds in this category are Loom & Leaf, Novosbed and Casper Wave.
Heavier people should ideally look into a hybrid mattress with coils for better support and durability. But if you’re around 225 lb and want to try out this bed, make sure you sleep strictly on your side because this bed isn’t firm enough to support the hips and shoulders of heavy back sleepers. You can also check out our list of the best mattresses for heavy and obese people.
- Average To Petite Sleepers
Petite to medium-sized body types are ideal for the Mint mattress. They won’t exert too much pressure, and therefore the mattress can be more supportive and will usually last them longer. Petite body types will be comfortable in any position, while more average-sized individuals (i.e. 150 lbs – 225 lbs) should stick with spending a good deal of the night on their side.
Mint Mattress Performance
Beyond feel and firmness, there are a few other elements that shoppers, hot sleepers and couples, in particular, should consider when mattress shopping: edge support, motion isolation, and temperature.
Tuft & Needle states it added 30 percent more graphite (compared to its original mattress) into the top layer of the Mint. This is supposed to aid with dispersing heat throughout the mattress. The company also said it used an Upgraded Ceramic Gel in the proprietary foam, which allegedly helps to absorb heat. Our thoughts? This mattress sleeps neutral in temperature. If you’re a hot sleeper or someone that gets hot flashes, we don’t think this mattress will do the best job of cooling you down. On the flip side, if you sleep at a normal temperature, we don’t think you’ll wake up sweating either.
Is Tuft and Needle Mint Good For Couples?
Beyond feel and firmness, there are two other elements that couples, in particular, should consider when mattress shopping: edge support and motion isolation.
The edge support is better on the Mint than with the original T&N mattress, but it isn’t phenomenal like you’ll see with the Beautyrest Black mattress. While it has been improved, we’d still categorize it as good edge support.
There is still compression when weight is applied near the edges, but we didn’t get the feeling we were about to roll off the side of the bed, so we’re not complaining. Edge support is important for couples when one person takes up more of the bed.
Motion Isolation Video
As for motion isolation, it’s one of the better mattresses, but not the best. If you or your partner toss and turn at night or likes to get up frequently, normal sleepers shouldn’t be bothered. There is movement, but nothing out of the ordinary. In fact, some of that movement in the video is the bed frame moving, not motion traveling through the bed.
If you look at the equation for finding a mattress for light sleepers, motion isolation is probably the biggest factor. In general, all-foam beds tend to be the best in terms of deadening cross-mattress movement.
Tuft And Needle Mint Mattress Award
Tuft And Needle Mint Mattress Review Verdict
In summary, we found the Tuft & Needle Mint to be a nice mattress with a soft, neutral feel. Since it’s 2” thicker than most other all-foam bed-in-a-box mattresses, it has the potential to be a more durable option, but again, many factors affect this.
It will mostly be best suited for side and combo sleepers, with probably only petite people being able to get away with sleeping on their back and/or stomach. It’s a viable option for couples as well because of its good motion isolation and edge support. It’s also reasonably priced. If you want a soft, all-foam bed-in-a-box, the Mint might be it.
What we like about the Mint Mattress:
- We love how soft it is, and petite to average side sleepers will really love it.
- It’s reasonably priced for a plush, thick all-foam mattress.
- It’s great at motion isolation!
- People who dislike memory foam will likely really love the feel of this mattress. In fact, almost anyone who tries it probably will.
Things to consider:
- Heavyweights sleepers should try out the hybrid Tuft and Needle instead.
- If you sleep on your back and stomach or suffer from back pain, we suggest a firmer mattress.
Comparing Tuft And Needle Beds
- Tuft & Needle Original
The quintessential budget-friendly mattress, the original Tuft & Needle is a two-layer foam bed that seems to be a fan favorite amongst college students, working families, young professionals and people looking to outfit a guest room. It also makes for a nice mattress for teenagers and kids because it has a flat and neutral profile. In other words, it feels like laying on a thick layer of foam—not memory foam, just a general softer foam.
It’s not particularly firm or soft and tries to appeal to as many people as possible. We do like the mattress a lot, but it’s hard to get too excited about it because the mattress (by design) is bland. The one thing we should add is that it is firmer than the Mint mattress. The original Tuft & Needle sits at about a medium (perhaps a hair firmer). It also happens to be a good amount more affordable than the Mint mattress.
- Tuft & Needle Original Vs Mint
While the original mattress is as plane Jane as it gets, the Mint seems to be designed for adult side sleepers in particular. Considering that about 65 percent of people sleep primarily on their side (based on our independent research), it makes sense why Tuft & Needle created the Mint mattress. It is about pressure relief and appealing to people that want a soft foam bed. Now, while it’s more expensive than their original bed, the Mint is still not crazy in terms of price considering the queen-size mattress is around $1,200.
Other Tuft & Needle Products
- Tuft & Needle Pillow
- Tuft & Needle Bed Frame
- Tuft & Needle Sheets
- Tuft & Needle Mattress Topper
- Tuft & Needle Down Duvet
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The Review Team
We purchased this bed on Tuft & Needle’s website.
Tuft & Needle states on their website that both their original bed and the Mint bed can support up to 500 lb per person, which means a total of 1000 lb on a two-sleeper bed (i.e., queen, king, and California king).
Tuft & Needle recommends you position your mattress how you want it on your bed frame first. Then, find the ends of the plastic wrap that should be stuck to the side of the roll. Pull on the ends of the plastic until the mattress is finished rolling out. Make sure the bed is flat and positioned correctly, and then pull off the remaining plastic. Ensure that your bed is right side up by making sure the zippered side is down.
Like the original T&N mattress, the Mint is made in the United States.
As of now, it looks like the Mint is only available on the website, even though the original Tuft & Needle mattress can be found at Lowe’s.
Our team rates it at about a “medium-soft,” meaning it has a plush foam feel.
We expect that they will. This bed has a soft foam feel and offers a lot of pressure relief.
The MSRP for the queen size mattress is around $1,195.
Yes, we think it’s an affordable foam mattress for side and combination sleepers who weigh under 230 pounds. Unless you’re looking for a hybrid bed, this 12” foam mattress is a quality pick.
That depends on who’s asking! Tuft and Needle Mint is best for side sleepers under 230 lbs, while the Tuft and Needle hybrid will be more ideal for heavier body types and people who want more support. For a low-cost budget mattress, you have Tuft and Needle or the even more affordable Tuft and Needle Nod.
Tuft & Needle doesn’t usually offer discount codes, but the company will run sales from time to time. Keep an eye on Tuft & Needle’s social media for sale-related announcements.
During holiday seasons are the best times to catch a sale. If you’re flexible on time, check Tuft & Needle’s website every so often to see if you can score a deal before ordering.
How We Test The Mattresses
The Slumber Yard has been around since the beginning of the bed-in-a-box craze. Our team has personally tested over 175 mattresses so far, and we keep more than 150 beds in our office so we can compare them (and take afternoon naps).
When testing mattresses, we evaluate the following factors:
- Construction: We cut mattresses open to see what’s inside and how it’s made.
- Feel: We check if it has a stuck-in-the-mud memory foam feel, or if it’s more of a neutral foam or a plush pillow top, etc.
- Firmness: We have our own firmness scale and evaluate how that may vary depending on your body and sleeper type.
- Pressure relief: We test what’s the sweet spot for different body and sleeper types.
- Support and how that changes by body/sleeper type
- Edge Support: This is important for couples who share a bed. Would you roll out of bed or can you sleep confidently close to the edges?
- Motion Isolation: We use the water glass test to see how the bed fares with motion transfer. This is another important factor for couples who don’t want to wake up when they move.
- Temperature Regulation: We use a temperature gun to evaluate if the bed warms up, stays neutral or actively cools while sleeping.
- Noise: This could be an issue in beds with coils or innerspring.
- Off-Gassing: Some beds could have a smell for a few weeks after unpacking, and we try to warn you about it.
- Company policies: We also take into account policies such as shipping, returns, trial period and warranty.
- Value: We look at a bed’s price in the context of what it offers in terms of features and quality of materials and construction.