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Latex For Less Review - Best Value Natural Mattress

Review by Andy David
Mattress expert Updated Jan 2020

Summary

  • Latex For Less is one of the best value natural latex mattresses. It costs $999 for a 9-inch queen-size. The mattress works best for lightweight and average weight back, side, and stomach sleepers.
  • The mattress has some strong certifications despite its affordable price. These include OEKO-TEX certified natural latex and GOTS certified organic cotton. But more expensive competitors have stronger certifications.
  • Heavy people over 250 lbs need the extra support of a hybrid mattress. Some lightweight side sleepers may prefer the softer pressure relief of memory foam. For those who can afford it, Avocado Green is a better long-term investment.

A Great Value At $999 For Queen-Size 

  • Latex For Less is one of the most affordable natural latex mattresses. It is a great value compared to most competitor brands. Competitors with stronger certifications and more durable construction usually retail at $1,300+.
  • The mattress comes in 2 height options (7-inch and 9-inch) and has 2-in-1 firmness. Customers can flip the mattress over to get a medium or firm feel. But both sides of the mattress feel similar: 6.5 and 7.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale.
  • Latex For Less has a few strong certifications, including OEKO-TEX certified natural latex, GOTS certified organic cotton and the Oeko-Institut certification. But competitor brands like Avocado Green and PlushBeds Botanical Bliss have stronger certifications.
  • For customers who want a long-term investment, it can be worth spending more on Avocado Green or Botanical Bliss. These mattresses are certified as organic and work better for heavy people and couples. But for the price, Latex For Less is still a great value natural mattress.

Who is the mattress best for?

  • Value Shoppers – Latex For Less costs $999 for a 9-inch queen-size mattress. This is one of the most affordable USA-made latex mattresses on the market. 2-in-1 firmness and a 20-year warranty make it a great value.
  • Back Sleepers – Lightweight and average weight back sleepers get good support on Latex For Less. The mattress contours to the lumbar area to prevent lower back pain. Heavy back sleepers enjoy good support on the “firm” side of the mattress.
  • Stomach Sleepers – Average and slightly overweight stomach sleepers find good support on the “firm” side of the bed. Natural latex works well to keep the hips and abdomen afloat (to prevent back pain). But heavy people over 250 lbs may need the extra support of a hybrid mattress.
  • Natural Mattress Shoppers – Latex For Less is a great choice for shoppers wanting 100% natural materials. The mattress is eco-friendly and uses materials from sustainable sources. It is also hypoallergenic and non-toxic.

Who should avoid this mattress?

  • Strict Stomach Sleepers – Average and heavy weight stomach sleepers may need better support over the long-term. A firm hybrid latex or hybrid memory foam mattress will work well. Avocado Green is a good quality alternative.
  • People Who Like Memory Foam – Latex For Less works best for people who like to stay afloat on the mattress rather than sink into the bed. People who like the slow responding, body-hugging feel of memory foam should avoid it.
  • Heavy People Over 250 lbsHeavy people over 250 lbs need the extra support of a hybrid mattress. Latex For Less can lack support, especially for heavy stomach sleepers. A good alternative is PlushBeds Luxury Bliss.

Side Sleepers

  • Most average weight side sleepers get good pressure relief on the “medium” side of the mattress. There is enough cushioning to ease pain in the hips and shoulders. But some side sleepers find latex too firm as a material.
  • Lightweight side sleepers like the “medium” side best. But most lightweight side sleepers prefer a softer memory foam mattress. Mattresses like Nectar contour to the body more and give better pressure relief.
  • Heavy weight side sleepers over 250 lbs might need the support of a hybrid mattress. Latex For Less may sink too much due to its 9-inch height. A hybrid mattress like Avocado Green with the optional topper is a good alternative for heavy side sleepers.

Back Pain Relief

  • Back sleepers can use the “medium” or “firm” side of the mattress depending on personal preferences. The mattress provides good lumbar support to prevent lower back pain. Heavy back sleepers should choose the “firm” side.
  • Some average and heavy side sleepers get better back pain relief on a hybrid mattress. Latex For Less can sink too far down, causing the spine to become misaligned. Taller all-latex mattresses like Botanical Bliss also work better.
  • Natural latex works well for lightweight and some average weight stomach sleepers. But the 7-inch or 9-inch height of Latex For Less is too thin. Average weight and heavy stomach sleepers will enjoy better back pain relief on Avocado Green.

Couples

  • 2-in-1 firmness gives couples the flexibility to find the perfect feel. But both sides have similar firmness (6.5 and 7.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale). Some couples find the mattress too soft or too firm.
  • The edge support is average and only slightly better than quality memory foam mattresses. Couples who like to spread out in bed may prefer a hybrid latex mattress with better edge support. Avocado Green is worth considering.
  • The motion isolation is decent on Latex For Less. People can switch positions without disturbing their partner. But better motion isolation is available on memory foam mattresses like Nectar.
  • Natural latex has a responsive feel that is easy to move around on. Sleepers will not feel “stuck in the mud” on Latex For Less. Sexually active couples will enjoy good bounce (but not as much bounce as on innerspring beds).

Heavy People

  • Latex mattresses usually give good support for heavy people. But Latex For Less is thinner than many competitors. The tallest option (9-inch) still has 2 layers and will lack support for most heavy weight sleepers.
  • Heavy side sleepers over 250 lbs need the extra support of a hybrid mattress. Latex For Less does not provide adequate back support and pressure relief in this position. Avocado Green with the optional topper works well.
  • Heavy back and stomach sleepers over 250 lbs will also need better support. A full latex mattress like Botanical Bliss works better. But most heavy back and stomach sleepers over 250 lbs need a hybrid mattress with pocket coils.

Comparisons

Avocado Green is a hybrid latex mattress with strong industry certifications. Latex For Less is a full latex mattress and more affordable.

More Expensive – Avocado Green costs $1,399 for a queen-size. Latex For Less is more affordable and costs $999 for a 9-inch thick queen-size. Value shoppers who have a limited budget prefer the affordability of Latex For Less.

Stronger Certifications – Avocado Green has many strong industry certifications to prove it is 100% organic. This includes GreenGuard Gold, GOLS, and GOTS. Latex For Less has fewer strong certifications.

Hybrid Design – Avocado Green is a hybrid mattress and made from organic latex and pocket coils. Latex For Less is a full latex mattress with dual firmness. People who need the extra support and bounce of coils should choose Avocado Green.

Better For Side Sleepers – Avocado Green’s optional pillow top makes the mattress better for side sleepers. It gives more pressure relief for the hips and shoulders. A topper is also available from Latex For Less. But it is not sewn into the mattress.

Better For Heavy Sleepers – Avocado Green has an 11-inch height and gives more support for heavy people. Strong pocket coils keep heavy weight sleepers afloat and prevent sagging. Latex For Less is not suitable for heavy people over 250 lbs.

Longer Trial & Warranty – Avocado Green comes with a 365-night risk-free trial and a 25-year warranty. Latex For Latex comes with a 120-night risk-free trial and a 20-year warranty. People who want longer to test the bed should choose Avocado Green.

Avocado Green Review: See Review

Botanical Bliss is more supportive and has stronger industry certifications. Latex For Less has 2-in-1 firmness. Both brands have a similar trial period and warranty.

More Expensive – Botanical Bliss is more expensive than Latex For Less at $1,449 for a 9-inch thick queen-size. Latex For Less costs $999 for a 9-inch thick queen-size. Shoppers on a low budget get great value with Latex For Less.

Stronger Certifications – Botanical Bliss has many strong industry certifications (similar to Avocado Green). These include GOLS, GOTS, and GreenGuard Gold. Latex For Less has some strong certifications but fewer than Botanical Bliss.

More Height Options – Customers can choose from 9, 10, or 12-inch height options with Botanical Bliss. Latex For Less is available in 7-inch or 9-inch height options. Botanical Bliss gives more flexibility for different body weights and sleeping styles.

Better For Stomach Sleepers – Botanical Bliss is made from 3 latex layers and comes in a 12-inch height option. This makes it better for stomach sleepers who need extra support for the hips and abdomen. Latex For Less is too thin for heavy stomach sleepers.

Similar Trial & Warranty – Botanical Bliss has a 100-night risk-free trial and a 25-year warranty. Latex For Latex comes with a 120-night risk-free trial and a 20-year warranty. Customers can return both mattresses for a full refund.

Botanical Bliss Review: See Review

Eco Terra is a hybrid latex mattress while Latex For Less is made from 2 full latex layers. Eco Terra has better support but Latex For Less has 2-in-1 firmness.

Similar Price – Eco Terra retails at $999 for a queen-size mattress. Latex For Less also costs $999 for a queen-size. Both brands are among the most affordable natural latex mattresses on the market.

Hybrid Design – Eco Terra is made from a layer of natural latex and pocket coils. Latex For Less is a full latex mattress (with 2-in-1 firmness). People who prefer more bounce and response should choose Eco Terra.

Similar Firmness – Both mattresses come in medium and medium-firm options. Latex For Less has 2-in-1 firmness (customers can flip the mattress). Customers must choose a particular firmness option with Eco Terra.

Better For Heavy People – Eco Terra’s hybrid design and 11-inch height works better for heavy weight sleepers. The pocket coils give better support than available on Latex For Less. Sleepers over 250 lbs should choose Eco Terra.

Shorter Trial & Warranty – Eco Terra comes with a 90-night risk-free trial and a 15-year warranty. Latex For Less has a 120-night risk-free trial and a 20-year warranty. Both brands give customers a full refund if the mattress is returned during the trial period.

Eco Terra Review: See Review

FAQs

Latex For Less provides back pain relief for lightweight and average weight sleepers. But strict stomach sleepers and heavy people need better back support. Hybrid mattresses like Avocado Green work better.

The mattress gives decent pressure relief for lightweight and average weight side sleepers. But heavy side sleepers will need the extra back support of a hybrid bed. Lightweight side sleepers usually prefer the softer feel of memory foam.

Latex For Less has 2-in-1 firmness. Customers can flip the mattress over to get a medium or firmer feel. Both sides of the mattress have similar firmness (6.5 and 7.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale).

The mattress is available in 2 height options. These are 7-inch and 9-inch. Competitor brands provide more height options and work better for heavier body weights.

Customers should not sleep hot on Latex For Less. Natural latex is temperature neutral and never overheats. Hybrid latex mattresses provide even better cooling.

The mattress ships compressed in a box and needs time to regain its shape. Waiting around 24 hours is best. This ensures the maximum amount of comfort and support.

Latex For Less is a full latex mattress. It is made from natural latex, cotton, and wool. The mattress also has 2-in-1 firmness, unlike most competitor brands.

Most customers will get at least 5 to 7 years of use out of the mattress. Natural latex is more durable than memory foam. Lightweight sleepers should get more use than heavy weight sleepers.

There will be a slight odor on unboxing. This is the smell of natural latex. The odor soon disappears after a few days.

Latex For Less requires customers to try the mattress for 30 nights before returning. Customers are then entitled to a full refund. But curbside pickups can make returning the mattress difficult for some people.

Latex For Less will work with any supportive bed base. A metal frame or a solid platform usually works best. But adjustable bases can also be used.

Summary

Overall rating
3.8 out of 5
Rated & Review by
Andy David

Shoppers wanting a great value natural latex mattress should consider Latex For Less. It has some strong industry certifications and is more affordable than competitors. But the mattress lacks support for couples and heavy weight sleepers.

Key reasons to buy and not buy:

  • Great Value Natural Mattress – Latex For Less costs $999 for a 9-inch tall queen-size. This is one of the most affordable natural latex mattresses.
  • Similar Firmness On Both Sides – The 2-in-1 firmness gives customers more choices. But both sides of the mattress feel similar (6.5 and 7.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale).
  • Heavy People Need More Support – The 7 or 9-inch height and all-latex design lacks support. Heavy people over 250 lbs need a hybrid mattress like Avocado Green.
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