Tuft and Needle Mint Mattress is a step up from their Original foam mattress. With higher quality materials and technology, the Mint is considered Tuft & Needle’s premier mattress line.
Tuft & Needle boasts their Mint mattress as an affordable option for those looking to buy a high-quality mattress. An antimicrobial treatment from HeiQ (specifically HeiQ NPJO3) combats microorganisms that can cause odor and degradation.
The Tuft & Needle Mint contains three layers of foams to support the shoulders, back, and hips. However, the Mint’s softer feel may deter back and stomach sleepers.
Side sleepers and hot sleepers of average weight will enjoy the Mint. The two adaptive layers of foam provide some sink and some bounce. Reviewers have mentioned motion transfer as a lingering issue. Sleepers hyper-sensitive to movement may notice their partner shifting around at night.
Let’s break down the Tuft & Needle Mint layer by layer:
The Mint’s cover boasts a knit-polyester blend for a thick and soft sensation. It feels cushy and provides a breathable initial layer. The Mint’s cover is treated with HeiQ antimicrobial protection to maintain a clean smell. This protection also extends the Mint’s lifespan.
Top Comfort Layer
A blend of memory foam and latex comprises 3 inches of Tuft & Needle Adaptive Foam. This combination lends a soft and bouncy feel without causing Sleepers to sink too deeply.
As mentioned above, graphite-infused foams keep the Tuft & Needle Mint mattress cool.
Middle Transition Layer
Two inches of polyfoam buffer the top comfort layer and the bottom support layer. Side sleepers will sink further into this mattress due to the focused centers of gravity around their shoulders and hips. The transition layer will prevent them from “bottoming out” and hitting the firm support layer below.
This layer responds more to pressure than its predecessor. According to Tuft & Needle, added stacks of cooling beads provide extra support.
Bottom Support Layer
Seven inches of polyfoam provides additional lift and support. Four of those are extra-firm foam. This foam layer, standard among pure-foam mattresses, lends itself to side sleepers.
The Tuft & Needle Mint rates 6/10, putting it at a medium-firm level while leaning towards the plush side. One reviewer noted the Mint to be “plusher” than they expected.
This plushness comes from the two adaptive foam/latex layers. Those layers provide the cradling effect one expects from a pure-foam bed.