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Classic Brands offers a variety of mattresses including memory foam, hybrid, innerspring, and latex options. Overall, one of their big differentiators is there wide variety of products that you can buy. They offer their products in many low price online retailers including Amazon, Jet, Walmart, Overstock, and Wayfair. Also, you may find them in Macy's and Home Depot.
Founded in 1883, Jamison Bedding is a US mattress manufacturer. While they still do offer a traditional innerspring mattress, Jamison has changed with the times and now includes foam, latex, and pocket coil hybrid mattresses as part of their lineup. They often co-brand with other companies or hotels, like Marriott, to sell the hotel feel to consumers. Overall, their mattresses are mid-priced, but there are some complaints about the mattress durability over the life of the bed.
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Customer satisfaction is not always easy to figure out with brands doing lots of work to have superb online reputations. That said, these mattresses get good marks from customers overall. However, there were some complaints from sleepers that didn't feel as comfortable. so look at the specifics below to make sure that this mattress will work for you!
A supportive mattress is important to all, but especially important for back and stomach sleepers. Also, deeper support can be a make or break for side sleepers who need response but are at risk for back problems. These mattresses are above average when it comes to support. That said, some folks didn't feel supported enough so if you are heavier, make sure to review the specifications.
Most find these mattresses to provide good edge support. That said, there were some mixed reviews about the edge support.
These mattresses get mixed reviews from customers on lasting comfort. We all want to find a mattress that will be as cozy now as it was 10 years ago, but sadly not all mattresses last a long time. If you are thinking about buying a new mattress that isn't an A+ on durability, do a last look at the warranty and return policies to make sure you are safe.
Customers don't always feel good about these mattresses. Some folks report feeling comfy, but others experience discomfort. One of these mattresses may be great for you, but it makes it harder to predict. Read on to learn more about the specifics to find out if these mattresses will work for you.
Support isn't exactly the same as firmness. A well supportive mattress aligns the spine and leads to healthy sleep. Overall, these mattresses have had some mixed reviews when it comes to support. Most customers are happy with the support right after purchase, but some have reported support issues as time as gone on.
For those that like the lay close to the side of their mattress or have mobility issues, even edge support is very important. For most folks, these mattresses do a good job with edge support at the beginning, but some found that it wasn't as supportive as they'd like
Everyone wants a mattress that will last forever, and when our mattress is painful after only a few months, we feel cheated. That said, nowadays, it is getting harder and harder to find lasting comfort. With more choices than ever, many companies are sacrificing quality to make a quick dollar. With these mattresses, some reviewers had problems with longevity Longevity issues aren't a guarantee, but make sure sure that you read up on the specifications to make sure your choice works for you.
There are reviews here for both the Classic Brands 11'' and 14''. This is for the 14'' Cool Gel. For years we slept on a traditional inner spring mattress with memory foam topper for comfort. I found that the memory foam traps heat. So while the topper made the mattress more comfortable, the heat was unbearable. We bought a Sealy memory foam mattress for our guest bedroom. I found it more comfortable than the old inner spring, but a bit too firm and too hot. The Classic Brands Cool Gel Ultimate 14'' Plush was the answer. As plush as an inner spring pillow top, but without the eventually troublesome springs that soon cause lumpy mattress syndrome. And, the cool gel works - keeping the mattress from overheating. I e-mailed Classic Brands before the purchase, asking them about foam density. I had read to avoid the low density memory foams as they don't hold up well. Classic responded quickly that they use 2'' of 4 lb cool gel memory foam on top on 2'' of 4 lb memory foam. The article I read recommended 4 lb foam and that sealed the deal for me. The mattress was made in China and Amazon estimated 1-3 months for delivery. We got it in 3 weeks. When I saw the box sitting on my patio where the delivery man left it, I was horrified. The box was badly damaged and the plastic inner cover was ripped open. These things are tightly compacted and rolled for shipping and once unwrapped expand from a few inches thick to the full 14''. Since the inner wrapper was torn, one end of the bed had already begun to expand. With one end still compressed, this thing looked like a giant mushroom. I contacted Classic and they said to inspect the cover and the foam for damage. If the foam was not damaged, we could keep the mattress and they would send a new cover if needed, or we could exchange it for a new one. The cover was smudged and the foam seemed undamaged, so we unwrapped it. Soon, the mattress had expanded to it's full 14''. We put it in the living room, under the windows for a day to expand. The chemical/foam smell was strong but dissipated after a day or so. Then we moved it to our bedroom and were able to clean the smudges from the cover. Despite the horrible package/shipping, the bed seemed in good condition. But the best part is sleeping on it. It's the perfect combination of firm-enough support and plush, soft comfort. And the cool gel really does work.. For the first time in a long time, I didn't wake up in the middle of the night overheated. When morning came, I got out of bed without the accustomed aches and pains. And my wife loved it as well from the first night sleeping on it. It comes with 2 cool gel memory foam pillows, which are quite firm compared to the old feather pillows I was used too. By putting an old feather pillow on top of the foam pillow, I got the perfect combination of firm support and plush comfort - just like the mattress, with no overheating. Very impressed with the responsiveness/communication from Classic Brands.View More Reviews
My wife LOVES this mattress, If she is happy, I am happy. She is the most important person to me!! Very well made, cool, very heavy so it don't slide around on the box-spring getting on and off the bed. It is a bit firmer then expected after reading other reviews, most people like firm. LETS NOW TALK ABOUT THE SELLER, Classic Mattress. Classic Mattress contacted me a couple days after receiving the mattress to make sure I was happy, I mentioned a little issue I had (no big deal still very happy). Before I knew it Classic Mattress went ABOVE & BEYOND to make sure I was 100% satisfied, 99% was not good enough for there customer service. I AM A CUSTOMER FOR LIFE.
I was on the fence about buying a memory foam mattress at first because most of them are too firm for my wife. This mattress however has a softer layer on top, with supporting foam under it. So you get a semi soft feel when you lay on it, but great support. Also none of your limbs go numb, which I've experienced from other memory foam mattresses that were too firm! If you're on the fence about buying a memory foam mattress, get this one! You will not be sorry! Both my wife and I have been sleeping like a baby since we purchased this mattress. Also, I have 3 bulging disc in my back. Those of you with back problems know how picky we are about our mattresses. This is a terrific mattress and a great value!
Not the happiest with the mattress because it has only been two years since I bought it, but it has a deep sag in it. I am not a particularly heavy person, but I'm still experiencing sagging? I need to find my warranty.
I purchased this because my wife was having back issues and I had a sore shoulder every morning. She likes a soft mattress while I like a firm one. I went with this one because it was advertised as 'Plush' and she would appreciate it.
The mattress arrived quickly and the packaging was pretty intact. It weighed a lot. I carried it myself but would recommend getting help if possible. I set it up on a new Zinus 14'' platform. After unrolling, it expanded to 14 inches quick readily. We slept on it the first night.
The first night, it was very soft. I found I was ok with it though. It was soft, but supportive enough. I've been tracking my sleep for months and my sleep improved right away. I also woke up to a, much less, sore shoulder. My wife reported less back pain the first day also. The next few days we improved more, and by the end of the week, had no more soreness upon waking in the morning.
The bed did get firmer over the first 5 days. At one point, I thought it was going to be too firm but we still sunk in enough and had proper support. Memory foam mattresses are different in their feel than coils.
I also noticed it was a bit warmer sleeping than our old mattress. it was not horrible, but it was warmer. I purchased some very nice cotton sheets and that took care of it.
The pillows are also nice. I have been using down pillows, and love them, but decided to try the gel foam pillow. To my surprise, I really enjoyed it. I'm not yet willing to throw my down pillows away, but I have not used them since I got the foam pillows.
If I have $400 to spend on a mattress, would I buy this one over an innerspring mattress or a Costco memory foam mattress? The answer is a yes. You need at least 3 inches of top layer memory foam to enjoy the full comfort that memory foam delivers, and the competition at this price is between 1.5 to 2.5 inches. I gave this mattress a full month of use before writing my review and am happy to report that the support remained consistent throughout the month. I rarely sweated under the sheets, and the 10.5 inch thickness meant I can buy any queen sheet set and not worry about the fit.
The construction consists of a 1.5 inch blue cool gel memory foam top, a 1.5 inch standard memory foam middle, and a 8.5 inch high density foam bottom. The density of the first two foam layers appears to be 3 lbs, which is what you would expect at this price. It is definitely not a Tempurpedic with 7 layers of foam and 5.3 lb density on the top layers.
My back did not hurt while I slept on the mattress, and my legs did not fall asleep while sleeping on my side. But I did find myself angling into my wife if she slept near me. The plastic smell took a full week to become tolerable, and I can still smell it after a month. If you have a larger budget for a memory foam mattress, definitely consider buying one with a higher density top layer.
Update - it's been over a year and the mattress is starting to sink like cheaper foam. I can no longer sleep on my side comfortably because my body sinks down too far and feel pain in my legs after a few minutes. I added a 2'' memory foam topper under my mattress pad, and it's given it new life. Unfortunately, it also means I had to decrease the rating to 3 stars.
My husband and purchased a memory foam mattress at the suggestion of my doctor. I have a genetic autoimmune disease called Hypermobility Syndrome which has deteriorated 80-90% of the connective tissue in my body. It leaves me in constant chronic pain and because of that I have been sleeping in the recliner for the last 8 months. Sleeping in our bed left me in so much pain I would have to wake up when he did at 4am each morning so that he could help me out of the bed as I cried. Because I am permanently disabled we weren't able to afford an expensive tempur-pedic mattress. I researched for two months before deciding on this mattress. I was a little nervous because of the low price, but the reviews were decent and it had what I was looking for, mostly the cooling gel because pain medication will cause you to sweat, and I hit the purchase button. Bed arrived about 4 days later and my husband put it on our box spring. I have heard from several people that getting used to a memory foam mattress will take time and may be more painful than your original mattress at first. I agreed to give it two weeks before back to the recliner I go. Last night was our first night sleeping on it and my husband was so comfortable he over slept. When he jumped up he couldn't believe I had also gotten out of bed and had my walker trying to beat him to the bathroom. I was still in pain, but I could move on my own after sleeping in our bed. If it takes time for it to become comfortable to you, by my two week deadline I may never get out of bed again. I slept wonderfully! If you suffer from chronic pain that is only worsened by pressure on and certain part of your body for too long, or if you just want an awesome nights sleep without spending a fortune, order this bed!! I promise it'll be the best decision you've made!!
The bed is a bit firm but still comfiratable but that's not my issue. If you are going to purchase this item just know if you order a 10.5 inch it will only inflate till about 9. Ive already waited way over 2 weeks now and the bed only comes to about 9.2 inch. Also the box was all messed up, broken and torn. The bed packaging was good rapped and sealed in plastic twice. Nothing was peirced (thank goodness). My family had bought similar memory foam beds and they came in better boxes. Their was no smell. Overall good bed for firm users and it curves to your body. Just wish they can advertise the correct size and packaging can be better. Shipment was about 6 days to south Florida.
This currently review is based off ONE night of sleeping on it. It was comfy first night (Not broken in yet) but I did wake up in the middle of the night really really hot. I'm gonna see what happends again tonight, perhaps I just wasnt feeling well but as of right now the cool gel isnt so cool
Bed is comfortable, but more on the firmer side. Do wish it was a tad softer, but still like the bed. I purchased this with a 18 in bed frame, so it sits up pretty high (which is great for taller people).
Couple cons: You can't wash the cover/outershell because part of the top is made out of foam which is annoying (that it's not washable, not that it's made of foam). If you happen to get stains, you could spray detergent, vinger, water mixture and dab the area, but it's not going to do much good.
You can't flip the mattress to the other side because there's like a 2in topper in the mattress that's not on the opposite side. *This is on the mattress itself, not on the outer removable shell although the outer shell also has foam. If you are someone who flips the bed so that the bed evenly wears out... know that this isn't an option with this bed. The only thing you can do is to flip the direction of the head. Now the company claims that this is not necessary, but I already notice that the parts I usually sleep on is a little softer and gives a little bit more than parts that I don't... I'm concerned about this in the long run.
It says that the bed is memory foam, but to be honest I'm skeptical... I don't know if it's just the 2 inch topper they put that is or the entire bed. The bed does have a lot of give (in terms of contour) like most memory foams... but I will say that it lives up to the expectation of keeping you cool.
Love Love Love. Just as comfortable as temperpedic, maybe more. I unfilled and expanded in no time. It was easy to carry up the stairs by myself.
I am not usually capable of sleeping on firm mattresses, but this is an exception. I have a bad back and my other mattress was just killing me. After about 4 days of sleeping on this, I had no pain, I could move, and I felt rested when I woke up. I sleep so hard. It does exactly what the description says: relieves pressure points and aligns my back. My body is a whole lot less creaky. I would recommend the Zinus bed frame because at first, the mattress was on the floor and it was great, but after the frame arrived, it felt even better. My parents and siblings are all upgrading to this mattress because it is so great. :)
The classic brands hybrid memory foam and innerspring mattress is comfortable more so than our Sealy however, there are a couple of drawbacks that made us go back to the Sealy.
Overall length: My wife and I are both 5’ 9” and the mattress is shorter than the standard Queen Size mattress. It’s actually about 2 inches shorter than our old mattress and it made us feel like we could never stretch out comfortably.
Edge Stability: The corners and edges of the mattress don’t have as much structure as a standard mattress. When you get close the edge it feels like the edge of the mattress is going to collapse. The outer edge is just not that solid. See the added photos.
Mattress Thickness: The depth of the mattress is 10.5 inches as compared to the 14 inches depth of the conventional mattress. It’s not a big deal but combined with the mattress being shorter the Queen Sized sheets don’t fit that well and bundle up when you sleep on it. You can find a way to pin the sheets but that’s a hassle.
Overall, if the mattress is for one person to sleep on you shouldn’t have an issue. If you share it with someone else, you’re taller, or if your kids occasionally crowd into your bed in the middle of the night you might want to look for an alternative. Below is a consolidated list of pro’s and con’s for your review.
This is false it is no where near 10.5 inches so glad i didn't order the 8 inch mattress scared to see what that one would have measured out to be ..if i could figure out how to send back without it costing me anymore than it has already i would
Only had it about a week, but this thing is excellent. Even if you did have to buy another one down the road, you save huge money over the big name mattresses.
I love it and I bought it for my parents and they loved it
This mattress was incredibly firm. It was not cozy or comfy to me whatsoever. I gave it to my mother for her guest room.
This mattress is a great value and is very comfortable! I have many many many back problems, and on a traditional mattress I was miserable. Now I'm sleeping much better and don't toss and turn to get off the sore spots as much. For a 'low-end mattress' it sure was a great bargain!
Nice bed at a terrific price. We bought the package with the base. Will have to see how comfortable it is over time
It was great for the small amount of time after it came out of box, but after that initial break in, prepare for this thing to sink worse than the titanic.
Affordable firm mattress. Fits the description. The item arrived on time and was well-packaged with instructions on how to unpackage. It also has a 10 year warranty. The mattress should last for several years.
After my father spent a number of weeks in the hospital and rehab he needed a new bed so we tried this mattress out with an adjustable bed frame and it has been great for him.
Matress is soft and very comfortable, have been slepping on it for 3 months and no complaints.
Brought almost 2yrs ago, still comfortable. Not too soft not too firm. Did not have any odor out of box. Has a mattress cover that was washed in cold water and dried on low heat for 15min or so didn't want it to shrink.
Excellent mattress and looks so great want to keep sheets off
already leaving a memory or indentation in one spot, where you lay, even when you turn over in different positions
I’m in LOVE w/ my new mattress i highly recommend y’all to purchase one . I have a nice king size and i slept so wonderful & woke up with NO back pains !!!!!
Sleeps amazing! Wonderful purchase :)
Very comfortable and easy to set up. Like the different positions.
The mattress is fine. We use it as the base for our mattress topper. Very comfortable, no smell to it and packaged well.
Great mattress ,price and fast shipping.
this bed is worth much more than what you pay for
Expanded as expected in the time frame outlined. Bed is comfy and great value. I have a ViSpring Baronette Superb for the main bedroom that retails around $5,000. This mattress is just as comfy but my expectations on how long it will last and stay this nice are obviously not as high. A safe mattress for the spare room and a good nights sleep. I'd say it is on the firm side.
Love this bed. Not too firm but not too soft. The first one came and didn't unroll and reinflate all the way at the short ends, but Amazon was quick to send another that did work out great. I live in Minnesota, so I've heard the cold can potentially mess with it not reinflating entirely. The new one is totally fine and works great!
This mattress I bought for my daughter who is about 240lbs. She has been sleeping on it since Oct. 18,2018. She said it is very comfortable. The mattress shows no signs of body impressions and she has had it almost 3 months.
I've been sleeping on this mattress for four months now and it has definitely improved my quality of sleep. Didn't have any chemical smell when I unboxed it. Also my move in date got delayed so the mattress set in the box unopened for almost a month but did not do any damage to the mattress itself.
This is our second purchase of this company/brand/type of mattress. The first mattress was ordered as s firm queen 10". It was great, and led us to our second purchase of a firm king 10". I will say that for some reason, the king doesn't feel exactly the same (a little softer), but overall the mattresses are both very comfortable. History: My husband thought the queen was too hard and when we went to buy the king size mattress he hought he'd try another company. That was a failure. The other bed gave us back aches, we sank right in. We're returned it and came right back to where we started! Husband is now a believer in the firm. I'm so glad that we've found a comfortable, affordable mattress. We tell all of our friends that are interested in getting a new mattress that they won't regret this one.
Amazing quality!!! I love this bed. I would refer to family and friends!
Worst bed I’ve ever used, I can’t sleep well at all. I wake up with aches everywhere. If you like stuff hard beds, this is for you.
This is perhaps the best night sleep I've gotten I years. I graduated from a queen mattress with a foam topper and thought that was the bomb... I stand corrected. This mattress, at least to my mind, rivals the more expensive gel mattresses on the market. I tried several in store and none compared to this in either price or comfort. I love the cover and the cooling feature creates a comfortable nights sleep at any temperature.
I had visited a store and was looking at buying the Resort Hotel Collection The Pinnacle or the English Garden Collection Wisteria, they both seemed very comfortable but so does a lot of mattress at first. I have had an Original Mattress factory 100% latex bed and a Kingsdown bed and they both were terrible, had body impressions and cause back pain.View More Reviews
Purchased a queen size Jamison Mattress and was told the mattress was warranted twenty years. Mattress began to fail after four years. Contacted the merchant and was assured the mattress was under warranty and a District Rep would be notified. Took four calls to report on Rep had contacted me. Later received a packet requesting pictures with a certain type camera, a string with two washers to attach to the string; lay it across the bed and take pictures. Ridiculous request and Jamison had to be aware of the inane request to validate my complaint. This company falsely warranties their product and deliberately requires an unreasonable request from the consumer. Will never purchase again. This company should be ashamed for failing to deliver any satisfaction on such an expensive investment.
In November 2013, I purchased a full size mattress set from E. F. Brannon in Hixson, TN for $1,000.00. My spine doctor suggested I purchase a firm coil spring mattress for my spine which this Jamison is. I have had bad experience with this mattress. I bought one that you can both turn and/or flip which I have been doing every 6 weeks since I purchased it but all this has not helped. I sleep alone in it and weigh 168. It wasn't long after I purchased that it began to dip where I slept. Recently I can feel a spring with my hip.
After one month the mattress began to develop indentations of our bodies, then it started squeaking. Now in the second month the squeaking is on every movement and the indentations are bothersome.
I read the other reviews and found they were customer service issues and not mfg. problems. I sold mattresses for four years so consider myself knowledgeable. I am very pleased with my Jamison bed. I got it after I had problems with another brand. Sleep King, the store I purchased from, allowed me to use my full warranty credit toward any bed I liked. The salesperson told me upfront that ALL manufacturers will void the warranty if the mattress is stained and gave me a mattress protector pad at no charge. I weigh 182 and she 140. Very comfortable bed!! No problems like I had with other major brand.
I wanted an american made mattress. I found Jamison. Loved the mattress the 1st month we had it. Then it started to get indentions of where we sleep. Within 3 months, the indentions were horrible. You can not flip this mattress, just turn it around. So that really did not help! We called within a year for someone to come look at it. Well I have a pillow top and the way they measure indentions is with a string with weights on each end. If the indentions does not measure an inch then nothing is wrong. But they fail to see that the pillow top gets a little air in it each time you get up. So the measurement is not accurate. I paid $1500.00, it is only 2 years old and will have to replace very soon. This mattress is horrible. My box spring is also broken in one of the corners. If I would get them to come look at the bed again it would cost me $65.00. There is no point because of the pillow top.
TLC Talalay Latex Collection (Cloudwing) bed and box springs - It has not been a year since I bought the bed and box spring. I purchased the bed from Story and Lee, Furniture and Appliance, Leoma, TN. I was annoyed with a strange noise coming from the box spring that wakes me up all the time. I was cleaning and my daughter and I lifted the mattress and box spring and there are no springs in the box. The top of the box is cardboard, and the 1x2 wood slats inside this box are split, crooked, and the wood slats are not square from top to bottom. The slats are crooked and were not cut evenly. The paper fabric covering the bottom was torn and not all fastened with staples. I have never seen such cheap workmanship. I paid over $1,500 for the bed. I telephoned Story and Lee and was told the new beds are coming in with springs in the box spring instead of wood slats and a cardboard top. I can't believe that Jamison is guilty of such cheap workmanship. I will have to pay $250.00 for the new box spring. I wonder if these beds are made in the USA or abroad. The quality in the products we purchase now are so cheap and poorly made!
I purchased a Jamison queen mattress and foundation set less than a year ago. Every time I move or my husband turns over, the whole bed shakes! I cannot sleep on this bed! Their advertisement says it wont do this. I am so disappointed in this bed!! will never buy another Jamison bed!
My overall experience would be one big fat '0'. I purchased a Jamison mattress and it sagged in less than a month. It was replaced by the factory only after I had to go through a lot of problems of taking pictures of it in with strings hanging across it plus the slats. At 83, I had to move this thing by myself. They replaced it and now it is sagging again. I purchased a new mattress because my old one was hurting my hip. Now I am having the same problem. This is the worse experience I have had in my lifetime of purchasing a mattress.
We spent $2300 for a mattress that ended up with dips in 3 years. Supposedly it has a 10 year warranty. Reviews indicate Jamison is a good mattress. I would wake up every morning with a back ache and neck ache. My shoulders and hips would hurt. Sleeping on concrete would have more comfortable. So I bought a mattress topper from 'My Pillow'. The aches and pains are gone now. My husband didn't have many complaints except for the dip in the mattress. The mattress itself is so heavy, you cannot turn it over or move it around unless you have 5 men with strong backs to move it. I would not recommend this mattress to anyone.
Worst mattress i have ever slept on.
Wish I knew which Jamison mattress we purchased for my son 30 years ago when he graduated from FSU. He bragged on his mattress in the dorm, and we were able to order one. After he married, it was taken to our mountain home and is still in great condition and continues to be the preferred mattress there.