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Ethan Allen sells their own brand of hybrid and foam mattresses at their retail and online locations. At well over $1,000 for a queen, their prices are only competitive against high end name brands. They have multiple firmness options in their lineup and most customers have described their mattresses as comfortable. Some customers had issues with the durability of some of the mattresses.
Helix is one of the most innovative companies in the mattress-in-a-box movement. Over the last 3 years, they have been offering fully customized mattresses to customers with their high-tech sleep quiz. Being one of the first to provide dual sided firmness options, they also have made it even simpler for customers to select the right mattress (even if they don't want to use the sleep quiz). With 6 comfort designs to choose from, Helix has really focused on delivering to every type of sleeper.
Based on our aggregated reviews and our scoring method, we recommend Helix in this match up!
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Ethan Allen: 7.6/10
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Ethan Allen: 7.6/10
Ethan Allen: $599-$8996
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Customer reviews can be hard to see from a high level -- especially with some companies moderating reviews. These mattresses, sadly, aren't rated as well by sleepers. There are still sleepers who are perfectly cozy with these products, but others that are not as much. Learn more details about the mattresses below.
These mattresses may not be the best of the batch in terms of support. Though some customers are happy with their purchase, others have found these mattresses to disagree with their backs. If this brand is on your list, do additional research to ensure it works for your body.
Edge support is essential to those that like to lay close to the edge of the mattress. Others don't find it is to be a big concern. Customers have mixed reviews about the supportiveness of these mattresses so make sure to do added reading if it is important for you.
Finding a long lasting mattress is great, but it's not always that easy. Sadly, customers are not always pleased with the durability of these mattresses. This means that some mattresses still may last years and years, while other mattresses may become uncomfortable faster. If you are heavier in body type, you may want to do extra looking before buying.
Reading customer reviews is a powerful way to spot the right mattresses for you. Customers review these mattresses highly, but some weren't as pleased. Below you can find a selection of customer reviews and more information on the mattresses -- study more to see if one of these works for your body!
These mattresses are above average when it comes to support. Though there is the occasional sleeper that disagrees with the firmness of these mattresses, most would describe these mattresses as having the right amount of support for them.
Edge support is really important for folks that spend a few minutes sitting on the side of the mattress or like to put weight on the side of the mattress. These mattresses do well on their edge support and they should be able to support most customers.
Bowling Ball & Density Tests
Bowling balls are a good way at measuring mattress support and firmness These mattresses do well at providing even support throughout the mattress, which means they should do well responding to your shoulders, hips, and spine.
Every shopper looking for a bed is looking for one that will last years. However, with some companies focusing more on profits and less on quality, it can be tough to find a long lasting mattress. That said, these mattresses are rated highly for durability. They should last over 7 years for the average sleeper. If you are larger in frame, you may find your mattress slightly less durable.
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Like many people, a back ache prompted me to buy a new mattress. After much research, I selected a bed offered by Ethan Allen and was willing to drive a long distance to purchase it. When the bed arrived at the local warehouse, I was told there would be approximately 7-10 days for delivery to my home. My back ache and sleep were worsening so I called the store and asked if there was any way to expedite the delivery; I didn't expect this special service but tried anyway. To my surprise, the store manager cut some red tape and had my bed delivered in two days. The bed is great, sleep is great, back ache gone. Thank you, Ethan Allen.View More Reviews
On 4/29/06, I ordered a mattress and box spring from Ethan Allen for $2,500. It was to last a lifetime. On 9/15/08, Ethan Allen replaced the set with the same item. Here it is, 1/2012, and the mattress sags so badly, I am forced to replace it again. What is my recourse with Ethan Allen for a partial rebate?
My husband and I purchased an Ethan Allen Bella Queen Mattress Set about one year ago. The disappointment is almost unbelievable! It is as though this is NOT the same bed we tested in the store. My husband, in particular, wanted this style of bed - not too much padding, but still enough padding to be comfortable. I actually wanted a big pillow top. However, I did try the bed in the store and thought it was comfortable. Once it was delivered, WOW! We were BOTH disappointed immensely. The mattress is the comfort and quality of a mattress set priced at $500 to $600. We have a very old Ethan Allen mattress (20+ years) and it never caved in, but had very little padding as they were made then. We have rooms of furniture bought from them at that same time, and recently bought a 2nd bedroom set and are happy with the furniture that we bought then and now.
Worst Mattresses Ever! My wife and I used to love Ethan Allen. They had awesome designs that we loved. We decided to fully furnish our new house from them. Overall, we were happy with the result except for some issues that varied between annoying (minor) to outright unacceptable (major).
Minor issues: 1) The surface of the corner tables in the main living room were damaged because of the lamps that we put on them. The lamps were from Ethan Allen as well and they were equipped with some form of pads at the bottom to avoid scratching the surface. That pad actually stuck to the surface and when lifting up the lamp, the paint was pulled out from the surface! Needless to say, it was an expensive piece. It happened to both corner tables. 2) The main dresser and bedside small ones we bought for the master bedroom looked great. Except that after a while, the drawers won't open and close properly. When we contacted EA, they told us it must be because of the weather conditions of where we live (hot and humid, although the A/C is running all the time).
Major issue: The memory foam mattresses we bought (qty. 2) were the worst mattresses we ever slept on in our lives. And it wasn't only us; any guest who slept over in the guest room gave the same feedback. They are just horrible. They cause back pain and neck pain. They bulge and form valleys and mountains! Upon calling them, they advised us to give them some time to get used to them! We tried. We never got used to them - $4,000 down the drain. Do not buy mattresses from Ethan Allen.
Don't buy your mattresses from them, they do not honor their warranty!!!
Ethan Allen's furniture designs are beautiful and of great quality. However, I am really disappointed in your service and will not return to furnish the rest of our home with your designs. Having spent a rather significant amount of money on furniture for our daughter's room, this past May, I am surprised that we are still waiting for her bed to arrive this October. The initial delivery was set for June. I took the day off of work to wait for the delivery at the set appointment time. An hour prior to delivery my husband was contacted that the bed arriving was damaged and a new one would need to be made but the rest of the furniture would be delivered. Since we had a delivery appointment for June and a delivery set, we made room for the new furniture. The new dresser, end tables and mirror were dropped off and our daughter's mattress was now on the floor. What was a one night situation, has now been 4 months. Today, you finally arrived to install her bed. My husband took the day off of work to meet the delivery. Too bad your team didn't bring the screws needed to install the headboard or the frame...REALLY? To even add more insult- your team said it was at the warehouse and would probably NOT make it back again today. We have taken two days off of work, had our daughter without a bed for 4 months and making it happen today was not even considered. So sorry Ethan Allen, we were inconveniencing you.
We have been buyers of Ethan for a long time. Our entire apartment in NYC was furtnished by Ethan Allan. Our home in PA is mostly Ethan Allen as well. our last experience with KOP store was to buy a mattress for our Ethan Allen bed. The mattress turned out to be not of good quality. There are visible depressions on the mattress where we sleep. We called the store and their "technician" came by and opined that the depressions are not deep enough for the mattress to be covered under warranty. I will not buy anything from Ethan Allen any more, their warranty is worthless.
In November, I was on the hunt for a good quality, nice looking, durable & comfortable sofa bed that could withstand the wrath of two young kids and a heavy husband when the wife snored too load. I went to many, many furniture stores throughout the bay area, including an initial visit here w/ Leda Lindsay. With all the research and browsing I did, I still ended up returning to Ethan Allen. I based it on the quality of what i was getting, along w/ the price (it was the last day of their sales event). I purchased the Bennett Queen Sleeper and air mattress w/ the Maxwell Nutmeg fabric. The quality of the sofa frame, mattress frame and fabric were evident. And Leda was very patient and answered many questions during both visits, even made herself available in-between other customers. I've had the sofa 6 months now. I'm very pleased w/ it and the performance of the fabric thus far. I would definitely recommend this sleeper sofa and fabric combination for anyone looking for a quality sofa bed w/ kids. Leda was a great help w/ my purchase decision.
We went in to check out mattresses. The entrance is pretty formal so I checked in with reception. She to me to feel free to look around and that the sales lady would be right with us. It's set up like a bunch of rooms. You walk from one complete room to another. The sales lady showed me several mattresses and they had a lot of literature on each one. She seemed as though she wasn't very knowledgable about the beds but was more than willing to get the answers that she was unsure of. Unthinking he was just new. The produces are nice but it takes a month to get a new mattress.
Like many people, a back ache prompted me to buy a new mattress. After much research, I selected a bed offered by Ethan Allen and was willing to drive a long distance to purchase it. When the bed arrived at the local warehouse, I was told there would be approximately 7-10 days for delivery to my home. My back ache and sleep were worsening so I called the store and asked if there was any way to expedite the delivery; I didn't expect this special service but tried anyway. To my surprise, the store manager cut some red tape and had my bed delivered in two days. The bed is great, sleep is great, back ache gone. Thank you, Ethan Allen.
Horrible !! I'm Sorry for anyone who falls victim to these scammers . They sell used furniture as new . They tell you furniture Is new , But they sell you model of the show room floor . They sell used mattress . As new . If anyone has purchased a mattress from them and it is off white kind of yellow with a Malibu logo on it your mattress is used . Also the furniture they sell if partly defective or they by furniture from other manufactures show room floors that are used as sell as new the last thing I will say is this I witnessed them with my own eyes sell a couch and a mattress that somebody dropped off next to the store trash can to a customer that came in saying that they were in need of a couch and a mattress and then they had very little money and this is what they sold them. I refuse to deliver the couch and Mattress so how was fired two days later
Fantastic furniture store with high end products at a very reasonable price. The thing I like about Ethan Furniture is that it's not a huge chain like "Living Spaces" so you'll get much more personalized service. Employees are very helpful and can answer any questions you have on their furniture. Great assortment of couches, tables, bed frames and much more. I ordered a couch set, dining room table, bed frame and mattress from them. They took care of the delivery and the delivery guys were very professional and put together the furniture pieces perfectly. I love the couch and take naps regularly on it! If you're looking for a quality furniture, exceptional service and a "one-stop-shop" experience, look no further than Ethan Furniture!
My wife and I spent thousands of $$$ on our son's entire Ethan Allen bedroom set (Bed Frame, Headboard, Mattress, Night Table, Book Shelf Cabinet, Closet, and Desk w/ Shelves) from this location. Admittedly, that was several years ago but, considering the reason we bought it in the first place (name recognition) and what we actually got (poor quality), and the fact that I am continually reminded of the bad deal we got every time I look at it, try to fix the hardware (again and again), or see how easily the wood stains by anything put on it (it's painted white), I had to finally share my tale w/ the rest of those who spent a lot for subpar furniture. We certainly were misled by the brand name and gave up going back to the saleroom in trying to address our issues w/ the furniture.
My helix isn't perfect but it's a whole lot better than what I was sleeping on before. After a couple months I've noticed a little sagging on the side I typically sleep but overall I love my mattress, sound investment.View More Reviews
The mattress is fine, it's pretty hard so we had to put another foam mattress on top. Also, I move alot when I sleep and my husband can still feel my movement. I am not sure this mattress was worth the price, but it's ok I guess. I probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
we just spent a week in another "custom" bed and was so happy to be back in our HELIX bed. These new beds are so dang hot, I hate it. BUT not our HELIX. Happy mamma to be back in her cool bed. Thank you.
we just spent a week in another "custom" bed and was so happy to be back in our HELIX bed. These new beds are so dang hot, I hate it. BUT not our HELIX. Happy mamma to be back in her cool bed. Thank you.
I was completely unsure if I should try this new bed in a box thing. I took advantage of a sale and had it in a couple of days. I set it up in the morning, hoping any off-gassing would be done by bedtime, to my surprise, there was none. The bed was/is super comfortable, I'm glad I took the chance. My only complaint would be I had to figure out how to dispose of my old mattress. Highly recommend!!!
We are on our second full month of sleeping on this amazing mattress. No issues of being too hot. Very comfortable.
Oh my gosh, we LOVE our new Helix mattresses! We bought another brand about 10 years ago, and hated it after only a few months. This time, we did our research more carefully, and also made the decision to go with two XL twins pushed together, instead of a king. That way, I could get my mattress my way, and he could have his softer. We have slept better than we have in years! Plus no sagging in the middle ... easier to move ... no movement when one of us gets up in the night ... I only wish there were some kind of special headboard so we could slide them apart more easily when we change the sheets. I know I'm gushing, but I can't believe what a difference having a good mattress makes. Kind of fun to unpack, too. ;-)
Comfort galore, buy one and you will be sleeping on a cloud.
This bed is no joke. We actually had similar styles and got a blended bed. We have never slept better. A bed made for your weight, height, and position...how could it be better?
We purchased a Helix a few months ago and so far we love it it's comfortable and doesn't sleep hot. We also go the pillows that are cool to the touch which helps me fall asleep quicker
We ordered the soft and it was too stiff.
This mattress didn't end up being the one for us however I thought it was important to say how easy the experience was. I anticipated some push back when I started the return process. The Helix rep was very professional and the return process was easy and seamless. You can buy this mattress worry free. I would recommend anyone looking for a new mattress to give Helix a try.
First few days took some adjusting but after that I was fast asleep in minutes
This mattress is a dream come true. I can sleep on my back and sides without pain. Although it was a little stiff at first, Helix sent me a topper for it which changed everything. If you like the soft layer of a topper, choose a softer option when building your bed and you won't need the topper :-). If you are not convinced, try it. It's worth the 100 day trial!
Arrived damaged. lots of back and forth as to either send back or donate. The donation process is complicated and now the time is expired for that. Not the best experience and I now have a damaged product.
We have a vacation home by the sea, so lots of summer family visitors, everybody has uniformly loved it, we love the fact that it's square till the edge with none of the usual round off that make you feel like your falling out of bed when your near the edge.
Soft and comfy upper layer with supportive mid-layer. I've slept like a baby every night.
The Helix mattress arrived as promised. I was able to inbox it myself in a small room, but recommend 2 people. Comfort-wise, the mattress has been too soft. Th reason for this, I believe, is the only flaw in your order system. I was not allowed to adjust the results of my sleep quiz on your site. I almost did not order because of this. This mattress is better than the Nectar I tried, but the your software' results of my quiz are not necessarily accurate.
Great ordering experience. Shipped wuickly and arrived on time. The survey did a better job of matching to my preferences than my wifes. Great feel and support. Edge support is a little lacking, but otherwise i am happy with the results. Def feels better for back sleeping as it feels fully supported. Not quite as good for side sleeping for me but I have wide shoulders and have had a hard time finding a mattress that can do the trick.
Everything is going good. Sleep really well and it has good suppprt. I would probably go a little firmer next time around. The real test will be a year from now to know if it is building grooves.
Wish it was better. Price point is right. Advertised as firm but closer to soft medium. Nice that it was delivered. Not cool at all- despite how it was advertised. Not a stomach sleeper bed, only good night sleeps I get are on my back. You pay for what you get.
After sleeping an a multitude of different mattresses throughout my teens with moving houses and eventually starting college. I can safely say that this mattress has made my sleep an absolute pleasure. To really know that this mattress is for me in all aspects really adds to the value it gives me and for a cost that is much less than other very high end mattresses. Couldn't be happier and hopefully I won't need to change in the near future.
I ordered my mattress too firm but they got me a 2' topper and I sleep wonderfully.
My husband and I couldn't be happier with our purchase! It's hard to get out of bed in the morning because we are so comfortable!!
We are so enjoying our new mattress and foundation! No more aches in our hips and backs. Restful sleep has returned, thanks!
The mattress is too firm for me, not enough sink. It was supposed to be medium soft with lots of sink.
I was really excited to get the new Helix pillow with extra cooling. I sleep hot and I thought it would be awesome!!! Love the mattress so I had high hopes. The pillow itself is comfy, and it's neat to be able to add or remove filling so easily, but the extra cooling is non-existent. I even tried different pillowcases - a low thread count is what they recommended, also tried a bamboo one that was supposed to have extra air flow. Also tried no cover at all (but since you can't wash the pillow, I didn't really want to do that) but it didn't help. I'm still debating sending it back.
I tried the Casper for 90 days and I just couldn't get used to it. Way too firm for me. Replaced it with a Helix and I couldn't be happier! It is the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on. I can now sleep on my side as comfortably as on my back. The only downside is that it is much harder to get out of bed in the morning.... seriously.
Once I got this bed I finally woke up with no pain what so ever. It definitely takes some getting use to but I highly recommend.
Since we purchased our helix mattress I've had the most restful sleep that I've had in years. We had purchased several other mattresses and with in a short time were very disappointed! Not with our helix! My wife no longer has back pain every morning and neither do I . We awake feeling rested and ready to start our day!
We have had our Helix blended mattress for 7 days. How refreshing to wake up without any back pain or aching muscles. The turnaround time from order to deliver was so fast! I'm so glad we ordered it.
I love the bed. Best sleep I have have in so many years. But when I ordered I originally looked at a king and wanted to order a cali king. But some how when I placed the order it was the original one that got pushed through so I got a king. Other than that mix up I am very happy with it.
Had pain with last bed switched to this one my back feels great now I have had it for 8 months and it's great
We needed to replace our 12-year-old mattress and decided to try the online experience. After some research, concluded that Helix was the right company. Totally liked the sleep survey to customize the mattress. Was really fun to unbox and watch it "come to life". The first night was awful. Then it got a little better but felt like sleeping on a board. So I decided that instead of throwing in the towel (because support is good for you), we'd explore other options. Went on Amazon and bought a down alternative feather bed topper for like $100. Made all the difference in the world. Now we have a good solid mattress AND a great pillow top.
Arrived quickly. Set up was a 5 minute process with most of that time getting the mattress out of the box. Fully relaxed into it's full loft by the end of the day. About two days with no sheets before I noticed the scent had disappeared. Was replacement for guest room but I've napped on it a few times and thought its was perfectly comfortable.
Before we got this mattress, I was waking up 10-15 times most nights, and we had a memory foam mattress (although it was used and we didn't know the age). I also had a lot of trouble with severe temperature changes at night, which would keep me up. With the helix mattress, except for a bathroom trip, I often will sleep through the night!!! I cannot believe it. Truly.
Pretty good. Hot at first but seems to have improved
We gave the bed nearly 100 days before deciding it was not the mattress for us. How dors one really know what configuration is right for them! The one thong we got right was the sleep cool feature. The bed seemed way to firm and yet seemed to cause hammocking. We tried several layering options on top of the bed with some success. Thank you Helix for always answering my questions, your customer support was much appreciated.
How to describe? Not like sleeping on a cloud, because clouds look lumpy. How can a mattress feel both firm and cushy? Don't know--but it is. My dog likes it, too.
I just got it out of the wrapping last week so I'm sure my body just needs some time to adjust or whatever. I've heard nothing but positive reviews.