Luft Mattress Review 2021Updated on October 1, 2019 While all product recommendations are chosen independently, we may receive compensation for purchases made through our site. Learn more about how we make money here.
Luft is an American bedding company headquartered in Richmond, VA. It currently has two available mattresses: the Luft Hybrid Mattress and the Little Luft. This review will focus on the flagship Luft Hybrid Bed because the Little Luft is designed to be a children’s mattress (although it is available up to king-sized, so it could be a good budget option for some shoppers).
The Luft Bed is a hybrid mattress that comes in three firmness options: Plush Multi-Sleeper (4), Luxury Firm Multi-Sleeper (6), and Firm Sleeper (7). Firmness is rated on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the softest. Each bed has a slightly different construction to help meet the needs of individual sleepers, although they all share the same breathable circle knit cover made out of polyester.
The Plush model features multiple comfort layers made of gel-infused cooling foam. Its support layers use two inches of graphene-infused Memory Foam and one inch of Serene foam (made of polyfoam). The core layer has 968 pocketed coils divided into five zones, featuring thicker coils around the perimeter and in critical areas for added support.
The Luxury Firm uses the same gel-infused foam for comfort, but with one inch of graphene Memory Foam and two inches of high-density polyfoam for support and pressure point relief. The Firm model has multiple layers of adaptive polyfoam for comfort and 2 inches of graphene-infused Memory Foam for support. Both of the firmer Luft Beds have a seven-zone support core comprised of 1,074 pocketed coils. Each mattress has different benefits for specific types of sleepers—this review will break down each Luft Bed and help you pick the option best for your needs.
In-depth Luft Mattress Review
Luft Mattress Sizing and Pricing
The measurements, weight, and price of a new mattress is all variable based on which size bed you purchase. The table below gives you the dimensions and cost of each Luft Mattress size.
|Twin||38” x 75” x 13.5″||100-150 lbs||$749|
|Twin XL||38” x 80” x 13.5″||100-150 lbs||$799|
|Full||54” x 75” x 13.5″||100-150 lbs||$849|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 13.5″||100-150 lbs||$1,099|
|King||76” x 80” x 13.5″||100-150 lbs||$1,299|
|California King||72” x 84” x 13.5″||100-150 lbs||$1,299|
The Luft bed allows you to pick from three different firmness options. Plush Multi-Sleeper (4) is the softest option which will give you the most sinking-in feeling of all the beds. This option is ideal for side and combination sleepers. The next firmness option is Luxury Firm Multip-Sleeper (6), which is a medium to medium-firm option that is the most popular mattress level. This firmness level can be good for all sleeping positions, although some side sleepers might find it too firm. Finally, the Firm Sleeper (7) is the firmest option available, which is a good choice for sleepers who need more lumbar support and help with spinal alignment. Back sleepers and stomach sleepers will appreciate the extra support and pressure point relief.
The Luft Bed is only available through the company’s website and Sleep Sherpa locations (in Chicago, IL, and Edina, MN). Shipping is available for free via UPS Ground, but can only be shipped inside the continental United States. The company does not allow purchase through third-party sellers like Amazon.
The three mattresses can be broken down into three basic layers, but each firmness option uses different materials and varying thicknesses within each layer.
- Plush: The comfort layer of the Plush Multi-Sleeper uses gel-infused foam and is covered with a breathable polyester cover. The support layers total three inches thick and use graphene infused Memory Foam for temperature regulation and Serene foam for pressure point relief. The core uses 968 individually wrapped Bolsa coils with five zones of support, including stronger coils for lumbar and edge support.
- Luxury Firm: This option also uses gel-infused foam for comfort and a polyester cover. Its support layer has one inch of graphene infused Memory Foam and two inches of high-density adaptive polyfoam. The core features 1,074 pocketed Quantum coils with seven zones of support.
- Firm: The Firm mattress uses adaptive polyfoam in its comfort layer and with the same breathable polyester cover. The support layer uses two inches of graphene-infused Memory Foam for pressure point relief. This option shares the same 1,074 coil core as the Luxury Firm model, which features targeted support for shoulders, lumbar, and edge support.
Luft only ships within the contiguous United States. The beds are compressed and rolled into a 20″ x 20″ x40″ box that is shipped via UPS. Shipping typically takes one to five days after construction (which requires about four business days). Buyers should seek help with moving, unboxing, and setting up their new bed as the mattresses weigh over 100 pounds.
The company does not offer white glove delivery or expedited shipping. Luft’s customer service can help you donate your old mattress, but the company does not offer old mattress removal.
Luft Mattresses come with a 100-night sleep trial. The company asks for at least 30 days before making a return; once authorized by customer service, Luft gives online shoppers a full refund. Customer service will help donate to a local charity or arrange for free pickup.
Luft Mattresses come with a completely non-prorated 10-year warranty. The warranty covers sagging or indentations over two inches and abnormal cosmetic damages as long as the customer can prove there is a suitable foundation. Luft will void the warranty if the mattress is not unboxed within two weeks of delivery and will not cover damage from misuse or abuse. Sagging or indentation under two inches is not covered because it is considered normal wear and tear.
Luft Mattress Performance
The Luft Bed does a decent job with motion isolation. Multiple foam layers used for comfort and support help keep the movement from being felt across the mattress. The Plush option does the best job at minimizing movement while the Firm option under-performs in comparison (although it is still on par with other hybrid mattresses). Due to the pocketed coils used for support in each mattress, motion transfer is not entirely eliminated.
Luft Mattresses have excellent edge support. The zoned support core uses low-gauge coils as a perimeter around the bed. The Quantum Edge design features stiff springs in a thin row around the outer parts of the mattress to provide extra stability. The top comfort layer will still compress slightly when sitting on the edges of your mattress, but Luft’s unique design outperforms most hybrid mattresses and is far better than your average foam bed.
As with all mattresses that use foam, the Luft Bed retains some body heat from sleepers. However, the gel-infused polyfoam and graphene-infused Memory Foam both have temperature regulating qualities to help combat this issue. There is also a sufficient amount of airflow thanks to the coils, which helps keep you cool while you sleep.
The Luft Bed will have a noticeable scent just after it is unpackaged. The compression process and the bed’s foam layers both come with a non-toxic odor. After some time of being in an open space, the smell will no longer be noticeable (the overall time frame depends on the size of the room and which firmness option you choose).
The support of a Luft Mattress varies based on the different firmness options. The Firm bed has excellent support due to the thinner layers of foam and its seven zone innerspring core. Each zone has a targeted level of support for specific areas—a sleeper’s heaviest area has extra support to assist pressure relief. The Luxury Firm option uses the same zoned core for great support, but feature thicker comfort layers. Plush offers the least support of the three due to its thick top layers and only having a 5 zone innerspring system.
The Luft Hybrid Mattress has average conforming qualities, on par with most hybrid mattresses. The softer firmness option provides sleepers with a thicker layer of foam on top, which will contour with the body nicely. The zoned pocketed coils also help with pressure point and pain relief in all three models of the Luft Bed.
Luft Beds have an expected lifespan of six or seven years, which is average for a hybrid mattress. Beds with softer foam layers, like the Plush model, tend to deteriorate quicker than mattresses with dense foam layers. It should also be noted that since Luft has only been around for two years, the life expectancy is based on materials used for construction and type of mattress, but shoppers are protected from abnormal wear and tear through the company’s 10-year warranty.
The responsiveness of the mattress will depend on the firmness level. Most couples will find that these beds have sufficient bounce to them thanks to the innerspring core, with the Firm option performing the best and the Plush feeling the least springy.
Hybrid mattresses have the advantage of using foam layers for a large portion of the bed, which are virtually silent. However, the Luft Mattress isn’t entirely without sound—the coils may make some quiet noise.
How Do Customers Rate the Luft Mattress?
|LuftBeds.com||4.5/5 (234 reviews)|
What Type of Sleeper Is Well Suited to a Luft Mattress?
Side Sleepers: Side sleepers who weigh under 230 pounds would most likely benefit most from the Plush Multi-Sleeper option. The Luxury Firm is also suitable, although some people may find it too hard and experience pressure on the hips and shoulders. The softer comfort layers on the Plush option will allow extra cushioning for those areas and promote spinal alignment (side sleepers over 230 pounds will most likely find the Luxury Firm option more comfortable).
Back Sleepers: Back sleepers who weigh under 230 pounds are best suited for the Luxury Firm option while sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds would probably prefer the Firm option. The thinner comfort layers allow for more adequate lumbar support. Lighter sleepers and people who like to feel sunken into their mattress might like the Plush bed, but sometimes too soft of a mattress will not provide enough support and cause strain.
Stomach Sleepers: Stomach sleepers need the most support to keep from neck strain. Soft beds, like the Luft Plush mattress, will sink too low and cause stomach sleepers discomfort. The Firm option provides the most support. People who sleep on their stomachs will most likely find this bed the most comfortable, although some may prefer the Luxury Firm.
|Below Average Weight (under 130 lbs)||Average Weight (130-230 lbs)||Above Average Weight (above 230 lbs)|
|Side Sleepers||Very Good||Very Good||Good|
|Back Sleepers||Very Good||Very Good||Good|
Customer Service: The majority of people have reported positive interactions with Luft customer service, regardless of purchase—although there are limited customer responses overall. Shoppers who go to the Sleep Sherpa locations will appreciate their highly reviewed customer service.
Reputation: With only two years since the Luft Mattress launched, the company’s reputation is good. Initial reactions have been positive.
BBB Rating: The Better Business Bureau has not yet rated Luft.
Years in Business: Luft was founded in 2017.
Physical Stores: Luft does not have any physical locations, although it does have a partnership with Sleep Sherpa—a company with showrooms in Illinois and Minnesota.
The Luft Mattress has some great qualities that can make it a good option for shoppers. People looking for a bed with multiple firmness options can choose from the three levels offered by Luft. This hybrid mattress uses premium materials and costs less than your average hybrid model (which tend to be very expensive). The free shipping and 100-night trial are convenient for anybody looking to avoid in-person sales, plus the two Sleep Sherpa locations are available for shoppers who like to test a mattress first. Hot sleepers will appreciate the breathable cover and foam materials as well as the airflow from its innerspring core.