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Englander is a brand of Southerland mattress and was founded in the 1800s. They focus predominantly on foam, latex, and hybrid mattresses with an eco-friendly flare. They are committed to lower carbon-footprint practices and standards. Overall, they piggyback off of many of Southerland's mattress production facilities across the United States and are predominantly found in Southern and Midwest US mattress retail stores. Their difference is found in their selection of cooling foams and eco-friendly latex.
Nora is a Wayfair exclusive mattress in a box company. They have two mattresses, including a memory foam and a pocketed coil mattress, both designed to serve sleepers who are on a budget. It is another example of a major retailer making big moves in the disruptive industry of on-demand mattresses. As far as comfort, most customers like their Nora mattresses at first, but there are some complaints about heat retention, firmness, and durability for some customers.
Based on our aggregated reviews and our scoring method, we recommend Nora in this match up!
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If you are thinking about buying one of these mattresses, read more below for added specifics. Sadly, they get some negative feedback from a selection of sleepers. Some folks were very comfy in their new beds, but others reported discomfort with the feel.
These mattresses may not offer the kind of lasting support that most customers expect. Though many enjoy the comfort of these mattresses, if you have a wide frame or shoulders, do some added research before buying.
For those that want quality edge support, some reviewers report that these mattresses may not have the kind of edge support over the long term that you may need.
In addition to having good support, having a mattress that really lasts is key for shoppers. We all wish our mattress will last a decade or more and still provide us with cozy comfort. However, these mattresses are not rated well by some reviewers on durability and some have experienced breakdown after only a short time. If you are considering using as your full time mattress, make sure to review the specs against your body type to make sure it will work for you.
Looking for a new mattress isn't easy, but finding one that has a good reception from customers is a good starting point in finding out if it is right for you. Reviewers score these mattresses very highly versus others. Take a look at the reviews and specifics of the mattress to learn if it will work for you specifically.
These mattresses offer a good amount of support Sleepers report feeling that their hips and shoulders are supported while their spine is aligned properly.
These mattresses also are competitive with their edge support, which is how good a mattress is supportive along the sides. For people that like to sit on the edge of the mattress, these mattresses should do a good job holding you up without sagging or contouring too much.
Bowling Ball & Density Tests
Resting a bowling ball on your mattress is a good indicator of firmness, and it can also be used to show how the firmness changes throughout the mattress. Therefore, it can help with finding out if there is even support throughout the mattress. Based on this, these mattresses do well in their supportive eveness.
Longevity is one of the most important things to mattress buyers, but because mattress brands are launching so quickly, it is often hard for shoppers to learn. That said, the data on the materials used, tests performed, and customer reviews can be a good guide to estimate longevity. These mattresses provide above average durability for the everyday sleeper. For those that are of heavier builds, these mattresses may be less durable.
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I bought a latex Englander pillow top bed about 6 years ago, in the store it was super comfortable but after I got it (Queen size) and had it for a few months it started sagging. I only weigh 143 and it shouldn't do that. Within a few years it was awful. When it became horrible, I called them and spoke with the customer service team, I sent pictures and documented how bad it was. The bed I had was discontinued, and they actually replaced it with a top of the line pillow top mattress--it was their best model, and probably about an $1800 mattress. I was thrilled, now 6 months into it--I have to turn the thing constantly to avoid the sagging. It is almost as bad as the other one and I completely hate it. I bought a new bed this week. I really wanted it to work out but these are just not great. I can say their customer service was excellent, but I would never recommend these. They aren't cheap and they are so uncomfortable--I can't imagine 2 people on one that weigh more than me.View More Reviews
We spent $1150+ on an E-gel, cool gel technology Queen, and after about 8 months it started to sag. Englander sent someone over to check the bed and we were told it was 'expected' wear and tear - I'm furious - less than 2 years old - absolutely awful and I am doing everything in my power to spread the word everywhere on the net about this company and their expensive, sagging mattress. :( My $400 mattress was more comfortable after 6 years than this one. I feel bitter about the amount of money and lack of accountability for poor quality, poor durability and crap customer service. Anyone know how to launch a class-action law suit against these clowns?
I bought an Englander mattress in December 1996. It was a double-pillow top queen sized mattress with the matching box spring. It is only now that I am thinking of replacing it with a new mattress. I am thinking about a memory foam mattress. This model was the best one that the store carried. For the entire time that I have had the mattress, it was wonderful and very comfortable. The only reason that I am want to replace it, it because of its age. It always had a protective cover on it.
Just bought a englander capri. Queen size for $396 after tax. So far so good
Had a Queen pillowtop for a month now. Absolutely the best Mattress I've ever owned. I saved hundreds of dollars and would recommend The Mattress Outlet and Englander Mattress to anyone that wants a great night's sleep. You do not need to spend thousands to be comfortable. I am completely satisfied with the product.
We bought a englander back in 05 and have been happy every night since. I feel like I am sleeping on a cloud. Not sure the model but it was about $1200
I bought an Englander Ultimate Visco Pillowtop, expensive, the store went out of business and I am stuck with the worst mattress in the world, it is only two and a half years old and has two holes one on each side and a hump in the middle, pleople learn from my mistake do not buy this mattress.
Do not buy an Englander mattress. The biggest ripoff in my life of 56 years is the Englander mattress. Only 6 months ago we bought one for over $800.00. I have been sleeping in a hole for 3 months now. Tomorrow i will cut it in half and transport the halves to the wholesaler where I will glue them to the sidewalk in front of the store.
Bought this mattress three months ago and it has a giant hole directly in the middle of the mattress. I am not a big person and can't understand how normal sleep would ever cause something like this to happen. I am so disappointed and all I want is a new mattress, but the store said that the sale was final. I was jipped out of hundreds of dollars.
Six months in and I can't even sleep in this bed because the bedding itself has entirely degraded. I am not a sensitive sleeper and would gladly sleep on a couch any day, but this bed has turned into a painful metal mess. I can't do this to myself.
Bought this bad a year ago and have been in constant pain since 2 weeks in. The shoddy crafstmanship is unbelievable. Buyer beware!!!
I purchased my mattress by chance from an store that was going out of business in 2007. To this day everyone that comes to visit brags about the restful night they get. Nothing but snores from the guest bedroom. I brought my second one, replacing my mattress with an Englander, now I have two. I hope my second one last as long as my first one.
I purchased a king sized mattress and box spring January 2014 - from Beds Beds Beds in Crestwood, The mattress is an Englander Mattress OAKVILLE FM is what is on the tag. I emailed Englander Bedding twice and got no answer - I will try calling the company directly later today. The mattress is lumpy my spouse and I weight about 137-150 each so there is no valid reason why the mattress should be lumpy. I don't know if this complaint will do anything but I quite unhappy with the mattress (the box spring appears ok). I keep hearing Englander mattress stands by their product and so far no response. The mattress before we see that it is lumpy in 3 spots is a firm mattress and we both got a good nights sleep.
Mattress has been sagging for 3-4 years now, and it is only 6 years old! I only weigh 135 pounds! Wake up stiff and sore. Just bought a big name competitor's mattress/box springs and guess what -- all my aches and stiffness went away.
Bought Englander (hampstead model) mattress. I am a smaller than average person and it started sagging in the middle. Every night I end up rolling into the center. Back and hips sore. Contacted customer service twice several months ago and no one ever responded. Will never buy this brand again. I will check the listings from Consumer Reports before I buy another mattress. Thought this would be better because it was a made in USA company.
We purchased this mattress after being told this is a "commercial hotel" brand. We knew w/in the 1st week it was not for us. Very hard, most uncomfortable mattress we have ever owned, began to sag after "one" month. I went to the store we purchased from 3 times, I was told by everyone I spoke to "sorry we can't do anything about it" or "you have to call the manufacturer" or "just lay on it more" . The manufacturer sent a bunch of forms to complete but if it did not sag to their "inch" requirement it did not qualify to return. Any sagging that soon is not good, still uncomfortable, we have regretted this purchase of the ENGLANDER mattress & would not suggest you purchase one at all!!
After only a few months my full size bed began sagging in the middle. It's the Englander Hampstead model. I'm 140lbs, athletic. Now I wake with back & hip pain (combo sleeper- I change positions through the night). Contacted the manufacturer twice with zero response. The box spring is very cheaply made. Horrible waste of money. Now checking reviews before I buy another bed. Will not purchase this brand again. Never had a bed fail in such a short period of time.
After 5 months from purchase my mattress started getting a depression in the middle of the mattress, AND a big depression on the side of the bed. And which started causing me back issues due to sleeping a bed with defective support.
So far so good. Love this mattress!View More Reviews
Mattress is VERY good and really comfortable. The odor that is in the mattress is VERY obnoxious. I have had it unboxed now since Friday and it is Monday and the odor is still VERY present. If it was NOT for the odor I would be giving this Mattress 5 STARS. It is an excellent buy, but the smell is TERRIBLE!
This mattress is EVERYTHING! Prior to purchasing this mattress I tried the Beauty Rest Black hybrid and it did not work. Then I tried the Mattress Firm memory foam mattress. Both were very costly . . .thousands of dollars. I have spinal stenosis and was beginning to experience problems sleeping, aching hip, back and shoulder problems. I had doubts about purchasing this mattress sight unseen and in a box no less. However, I read the reviews and decided to try it. I arrived home to find two large boxes at my door. I thought getting the mattresses out would be a real issue because they seemed to be packed pretty tight. My daughter and I turned the box upsideside down and let gravity help us get it out. It was much easier than I thought. I did not sleep on the bed for 24 hours to allow it to inflate. Last night was my first night sleeping on the mattress. I usually awake about 8:00 am in the morning. I went to sleep last night, did not wake up during the night, and when I woke up it was ll:22 am. I slept until almost NOON! I was shocked! It was the best sleep I have had in years. My bed linen was not badly rumpled which it use to be, which meant there was not a lot of tossing and turning. The cost was fantastic! Instead of spending over $3000 I spent around $800. Am I happy? YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are considering this mattress get it!
As soon as I laid down, I fell asleep, and did not wake up until the morning! I have never fallen asleep that fast!
Mattress arrived within 2 business days and it's glorious. Very comfortable. Exceeded my expectations as far as comfort. It was a struggle getting our regular king size fitted sheet on, so will probably have to invest in deep pocket set, but totally worth it.
So cozy. Like sleeping on air.
I have had it for a week and I am not sure. Cooling layer is not as effective as it should be. Almost impossible to read a book or watch tv in this bed. Was hoping it would make my back and muscular issues a little better and it hasn't. Great price but I am not so happy. If it doesn't improve it will go back.
We were very pleased with the quality of the mattress and ease of delivery. It literally popped out of the box! Just what we needed.
Very comfortable; good price point.
pretty comfortable mattress, but there is a indentation in the mattress that runs from the top left to the bottom left. it seems like it was where it was secured when rolled up to ship. the indentation did not go away during the initial time for the mattress to expand after unrolling.
This mattress is amazing!!!! It is soft but with enough support. I no longer have back pain.
Perfect! Easy to set up and bring up stairs.
I have had this mattress for about a month now and I am so impressed. I was really worried about using a Memory Foam Mattress that I had never laid on, but I am not regretting taking the leap of faith at all! I no longer wake up with my arm falling asleep and I sleep so much better at night.
This bed is so comfortable. It feels firm when you first lay on it but then you sink in a little bit and pass out. I live in a house built in 1900 so the stairway and hallway are rather tight. I knew i had to get a bed in a box because a normal king size mattress would not make it. My wife is 6 months pregnant and she wanted a new bed asap. She likes firm beds while i do not. This one is perfect for both of us. The cool gel really makes me feel cool and I usually run hot. I am very impressed with the look and feel of the bed and I have recommended it to my mother and others. The price is fantastic.
It’s very hard to get up in the morning for work sleeping on this perfect mattress.
I really like this mattress. It's just as you see it here and is perfect for the bed. It seems to be good quality and just the right size for the bed. It takes a little time to get used to these kinds of mattresses, but so far they are working well for us.
We received the mattress today, taking it out of the packaging was easier than I expected. It is currently on the bed and looks very appealing. I can't wait to sleep on it we're going to have a hard time waiting for 24 hours. I only gave it four stars, because I haven't been able to sleep on it yet.
Arrived as expected. Mattress is definitely on the firmer side of things, and I'm a little disappointed in the cover for it. In the photos, it seems pretty taunt, however days after having opened my mattress, the cover still seems too large for the mattress itself, and doesn't seem very tight. Otherwise, the mattress is good!
Its a very comfortable mattress. I will be buying another one for my house
I like the mattress but my husband still hasn't gotten used to it yet. It's not as firm on the edges when you are sitting to put on shoes but overall I think it's a very comfortable bed especially for the price!
Fast delivery. Easy to unpack. Strong smell. After leaving unrolled for 2 full days (and not using) to expand and air out, it is still only 10" in height. Will be sleeping on for the first time on day 3. Excited to try out as it seems very comfortable.
Mattress hurt back, and is to soft for 280lb 6ft 5in person. I had not had any back problems until buying this mattress. Trying to return is a joke. Tried to take out return shipping from full refund price. If returning, remind of the full refund that is on the Nora description of item, or they will deduct the shipping costs.
Extremely comfortable mattress! It was VERY easily assembled once it came out of the box. We are pleased with the feel — the perfect firmnes
I love this mattress! I feel like I am floating on a cloud! I have fibromyalgia and usually toss and turn all night. I slept like a baby all night long and woke up without any pain!
I’ve been sleeping on this new mattress for a little over a week now, and I can say is it is the most comfortable mattress ever. Wonderful.
My husband loves the bed because it’s the memory foam but still firm enough for his liking. If you are looking for something squishier I wouldn’t recommend this bed.. but if you like firm it’s perfect!
I purchased this mattress when I moved into my new apartment this year and it was a HUGE mistake for me as since my back has been destroyed. From the onset the mattress felt hard and the longer I slept on it my back progressively got worse and worse. I realize that some people prefer a hard mattress. However, if you are 23 and want to retain your youth get another mattress
favorite mattress i have ever bought
Super comfortable and supportive.
Seriously the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in. It’s absolutely amazing, and completely worth the money!! It does take almost the full 48 hours to expand, but it’s worth the wait! I also have been trying for years to find the right mattress that’s not too firm but not too plush. This mattress is both firm and plush, and I absolutely love it. I definitely feel as though this is the best of both worlds in the world of mattresses.
It is an amazing bed.
Once unwrapped - took its form quickly. Comfortable to sleep on.
Most comfortable mattress I have ever had
It sleeps cool and it’s the firmness I prefer.
Love it! Purchased this mantras for my 4 year old kid and it’s so comfortable! I highly recommend this for anyone.
It is firm and comfortable. I have a bad back and had a knee replacement 4 mo. ago. It gives me the added support I need!
Still waiting for it to expand all the way out
Best sleep of my life tbh
Firm mattress which is perfect for me! Love it