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There are many types of mattress materials on the market today, meant to suit a variety of sleep preferences.
One material that’s newer to the scene is bamboo memory foam, which is considered sustainable and pressure-relieving.
Mattress makers at Cariloha have chosen a viscoelastic memory foam and fabrics with bamboo rayon as their materials of choice. Here you can learn more about the mattresses that Cariloha offers.
- Memory foam is designed to follow the contours of the body for a comfortable night’s sleep.
- Cariloha’s bamboo memory foam is made of hypoallergenic, natural latex foam covered with a soft viscose fabric from bamboo. These materials are said to naturally prevent dust mites.
- The mattress design uses side wedges for reinforced edges.
- The company offers free shipping.
- A white-glove service unpacks and sets up the new bed, as well as disposes of the old mattress, if requested, for $149.
- Trying the mattress out is made easier with a 100-night trial and a 10-year warranty.
- With their policy, you have to try the mattress for a minimum of 30 days before a refund is issued.
- Those new to sleeping on memory foam may need an adjustment period of more than 30 days.
- The 10-year warranty may be subject to conditions, such as the surface your mattress is on.
- These mattresses can’t be placed on a surface with slats wider than 3 inches apart or the memory foam will sag prematurely.
- Some reviews report that the mattress is firmer than expected.
Cariloha offers products made with bamboo viscose or bamboo rayon, including bedding, clothing, and bath goods.
They make and sell memory foam mattresses that feature a top layer infused with charcoal and bamboo textiles. The foam in their mattresses meets the rigorous standards of the CertiPUR-US program, a standardized certification for foam producers.
They sell retail, wholesale, and online, though locations to find a mattress in a brick-and-mortar store may be limited in your area.
Their mattresses come in a wide range of sizes and are specially designed with breathable and moisture-wicking properties to help get a cooler night’s sleep.
Mattress prices can vary widely based on a variety of factors. Because Cariloha is considered a luxury mattress made of sustainable materials, prices may run a bit higher than traditional spring coil mattresses.
Cariloha offers two types of mattresses, Classic and Resort, in a range of sizes. Here is a pricing guide for both:
|Classic Bamboo Mattress||Resort Bamboo Mattress|
The two types of mattresses Cariloha offers are similar. In fact, they contain the same materials, but the Resort mattress adds 2 inches of thickness to the layers. Both mattresses feature durable foam layers of different densities.
Reviewers love the supported, yet soft feel of both Cariloha mattress types, some even reporting less back pain or a “refreshed” feeling when waking up.
Others reported a much cooler night’s sleep. This point can’t be underestimated, as lowering your body temperature when sleeping is one of the key actions you can take to ensure a good night’s sleep.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, your body temperature naturally decreases at bedtime to induce sleep. By keeping yourself cool, you can help encourage your body’s natural tendency and make it easier to both fall asleep and stay asleep.
Though not the majority, there were several reviewers for both mattresses who said the mattress was just too firm, even after trying it for an extended period of time.
And a handful of reviewers reported that the bed broke down, or that the foam lost its thickness, after as little as 9 months, and the warranty was not honored.
Classic Bamboo Mattress
- Price: $1,100 (queen-size)
- Mattress type: Memory foam
- Mattress height: 12 inches
- Good for: Back and combination sleepers
The Classic Bamboo Mattress is considered medium-firm. Its all-foam construction keeps it on the firmer side of the soft-to-firm scale.
The Classic includes a wedge design between the layers for support that allows you to sleep edge-to-edge without rolling off and helps extend the life of the mattress.
Resort Bamboo Mattress
- Price: $1,750 (queen-size)
- Mattress type: Memory foam
- Mattress height: 14 inches
- Good for: Side, stomach, and combination sleepers
Cariloha labels the Resort Bamboo Mattress a medium-soft option. That’s due in part to an extra layer of transition memory foam in the Resort mattress.
Like the Classic, the Resort also features a wedge design for reinforced edges and a stable sleep surface for moving on.
Cariloha has a strong reputation based on marketing, having been featured on several television and media outlets, including “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” the “TODAY” morning show, CNN, Business Insider, Forbes, and Buzzfeed.
It has an overall rating on Amazon of 4.1 out of 5, though only from 23 reviews.
The Better Business Bureau rates it a C-.
The biggest issue that some customers have with the company is their warranty policy, which seems to them limited in what it would cover. For others, the firmness of the mattress itself isn’t what they expected.
Cariloha mattresses come compressed, rolled in plastic, and shipped in a single box. Products are delivered via FedEx, and orders ship within 1 to 2 business days (though they do not ship on Saturdays or Sundays).
Most reviewers reported a straightforward mattress setup, with either no off-gassing or only a short period of smell while the product aired out. If you choose to go with the $149 white-glove service that sets up your mattress, note that it’s provided by a separate service company.
Cariloha offers a 100-night trial period during which you can return the mattress or exchange it to try another one. They require trying the mattress for 30 days before initiating a return or exchange.
Cariloha provides a 10-year limited warranty on their mattresses.
Be sure to keep all your receipts and even the packaging for your mattress as backup. For any returns the company asks customers to repackage products to ship back.
Know the mattress return steps
Customers being responsible for shipping or coordinating mattress pickup for returns is the case for many mattress brands on the market, especially bed-in-box options. Be sure to check the return and shipping policies of any brand you’re considering by reading the FAQ, calling, emailing, or using the online chatbox if it’s on their website.
Cariloha has a focused product line that includes two mattresses. If you like Cariloha’s take on bamboo mattresses, there are more products from the brand to choose from, including cooling pillows, blankets, and clothing.
Johanna Sorrentino is a writer, editor, and wayfarer. Her appetite for empowering information and great storytelling is matched only by her appetite for cheese and chocolate. Learn more about her at johannasorrentino.com.