Consumers shopping for a traditional innerspring mattress will be hard-pressed to find a better brand than Simmons, particularly its Beautyrest brand which seems to outshine its competition each and every time. Despite some of the financial troubles that Simmons faced back in 2008, the company clearly recognizes that the industry is shifting from traditional innerspring mattress cores (and even memory foam mattresses) to more progressive and improved products. This is surely what inspired its impressive line of ComforPedic Loft mattresses.
As a direct and rather fierce competitor to the heavily marketed Serta iComfort, the ComforPedic is a solid competitor, using Simmons’ own MicroGel foam to reduce surface temperature and improve the overall sleep experience for owners. This compares to Serta’s Coel Action gel and Micro Support gel materials.
Here is a cleaner presentation of the key features of each product (we chose the entry and upper-end models with the ComforPedic mattress line to provide a broader illustration).
|Serta iComfort||Simmons ComforPedic Loft Bright Nights Mattress||Simmons ComforPedic Loft Dreamy Sky Mattress|
(Queen Size Mattress Only)
|Top Layer||4.75"||3" NXG |
1.5" Micro Gel Touch
|1.5" Micro Gel Touch|
|Base Foam Thickness||6"||8.5"||7"|
|Total Mattress Thickness||11"|
(includes 1/4" of fabric)
|Temperature Control||Cool||Cooler||Less Cool|
|In-Home Trial Period||120 days||365 days||365 days|
|Warranty Coverage||25 years||25 years||25 years|
|Adjustable Base Compatible||Yes||Yes||Yes|
A couple of key take-aways surface when studying the comparison above. In particular, both of these mattresses come with some of the same features that most buyers would expect from such high-end, comfort-focused products. In particular, both are compatible with adjustable bases and both offer a “trial” period backed by 25-year warranties. Although the Simmons offers a full-year comfort guarantee that eclipses the iComfort’s, pricing and gel layers favor the Serta… There is still more to this story, however.
Serta iComfort vs Simmons ComforPedic Loft – The True Comparison
Despite the hard-and-fast comparables listed above, these are two of the most impressive gel beds on the market today. Taking a deeper look, these are two more features that shoppers should keep in mind.
Entry Point – Although the Simmons ComforPedic Loft starts under $1,500, to get a product that truly compares to the Serta iComfort will cost consumers closer to $3,000. This makes pricing a little more attractive for the Serta iComfort. Advantage = Serta iComfort
Experience – No doubt the sleep experience that owners will enjoy from the Serta iComfort will rate among the best of their lives. However, comfort (often indistinguishable between these lines) is just one attribute when it comes to owner satisfaction. Overall mattress profile and a solid base that will yield longevity of mattress life favors the Simmons. Advantage = ComforPedic Loft
Marketing – Long recognized as the benchmark in the memory foam space, TempurPedic is also the most highly marketed bedding product on the market. The gel bed space has also seen some aggressive advertising, in this instance from Serta. Advantage = Serta