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Gold Bond mattresses have been around since 1899 and are sold in retailers across the country. They specialize in innerspring mattresses and have a wide variety of options and mattress lines with foam and latex included in the comfort layers. Most find their mattresses comfortable, but some have complaints about the durability and customer service.
Popular mattress-in-a-box company, Purple®, is taking the industry by storm with their responsive, purple colored polymer. The Purple Gel Grid used in their mattresses features air channels to keep things cool while providing a supportive cradling feel. Overall, they run a bit less firm than other memory foam mattresses and are rated in the medium firmness range, which usually works well for side sleepers. Some folks love the feel of this mattress, though there are others that prefer a more traditional feel.
Based on our aggregated reviews and our scoring method, we recommend Purple in this match up!
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If you are considering purchasing, keep reading below for information on feel. They, sadly, get some low reviews from customers. Some were perfectly satisfied with their mattress, but others had complaints about their comfort.
All sleepers need a supportive mattress and especially back and stomach sleepers. Also, having good support that aligns the spine is a must-have for side sleepers. These mattresses do well overall with support. However, others had problems with the support so if you have a heavy build, make sure to dig into the specifications.
Most feel comfortable with the edge support of these mattresses. That said, there were some mixed reviews about the edge support.
Sleepers note that durability is one of the most important factors to them. Everyone is hopeful in finding a bed that is just as comfortable ten years from now as it was day one. Sadly, not all sleepers agree that these mattresses are durable, and some have had issues with longevity after a short time. If you are thinking about buying and using full time, read through the customer reviews and return policies to make sure that you are secure in your purchase.
Most sleepers feel excellent with their mattresses and reviewed them well. There were, however, a few that didn't have as great feedback. If one of these is one your list, make sure to learn more below.
A supportive mattress is essential for waking up refreshed in the morning. These mattresses are above average in supportiveness across all sleepers. This is important if you have been struggling with lack of support. Most reviewers report that these mattresses offer a supportive surface.
Edge support is the measure of supportiveness along the sides of the mattress. These mattresses provide solid edge support overall, but some customers may experience more contouring along the edges.
Bowling Ball & Density Tests
The bowling ball test provides a good measurements of mattress firmness. It is also great for figuring out if there is supportive evenness or if there are peaks and valleys. Overall, these mattresses should provide an even supportive feel.
It is a hard thing to find great products that last over 10 years with constant use. Brands, for the most part, rather make recurring money than craft something that can never break. However, there are still great products to be found. These mattresses, for example, get high marks from customers on quality and durability. Most sleepers will find them to last between 7 - 12 years, though some folks who are larger may find they break down a short time before that.
I purchased a mattress about 5 years back and have been nothing but satisfied. I've also referred a few friends who are equally satisfied with the service and products.View More Reviews
If I could give this company a negative star rating, I would. We spent $1000 on a Gold Bond mattress February 2013. We noticed the bed was sagging in April 2014. Prior to this, we flipped the mattress as recommended by the company. Even the edge support sags! After contacting the company we bought the mattress from, they sent an employee to our house to 'measure' the amount of sag and take pictures. This info was sent to Jack Balsey (sp?) who is the sales rep in our area. Since reporting the claim in 6/2014, we have been given nothing but the run around. Nothing has been fixed or offered as a replacement. I have had to go to the doctor for back problems which have been exacerbated by the lack of support of this mattress. I am extremely dissatisfied with the quality of the mattress as well as the lack of customer service Gold Bond has offered.
It is disappointing that you do not stand behind your product. I am referring to collapsed twin sized box spring. We had to pay for the first return. When the same issue occurred, the company never addressed us. We had the second box spring for about 2 months. Be advised that this box spring belonged to a two year old. At the very least our concern should have been addressed. I give this company a very poor rating, on quality and customer service.
My mother in law purchased a gold bond classic 1 plush mattress for my son to go with his new bedroom set, my goodness it is comfortable! My husband has fallen asleep on it many times while reading to our kids. The mattress is now 3 years old and we have not had a single problem with it. I'm actually looking to purchase another one for my daughters set.
I've had this for several months and it still has an incense odor to it. It slides off our twin mattress. We aren't too happy with it but shipping it back would be too big a hassle so we're still airing it out!!
Love it, exactly what I wanted. It's good for people suffering from back problems due to using memory foams or other types of mattress. Coming from India, this is exactly how Indian mattresses are.
I so wish I found this mattress before. I struggled with sleep for years on foam and spring mattresses that are commonly filled with polluting chemicals and synthetic materials that collect electricity by pulling electrons out of your body... so you feel drained instead of rested. Do some research - it's called 'electron depletion.' It's either that or you feel like sleeping on metal on some of the 'raw' spring mattresses - also an uncomfortable feeling.
This mattress is simply perfect. I don't know how else to describe it. All my sleep problems are gone. It's just pure sleep without all the weird struggles.
Right at delivery the smell was strong horrible filling up the room. the foam mattress was something i couldnt be in the same room with. Goldbond didn't respond to my email about the smell. The lady who answered the phone never helped me. The retailer said he wold get the mattress 4 different times but the truck never came. 6 yrs later we unzip the mattress cover to see mold has grown from inside the mattress and is now reached the mattress exterior and cover. I've spoken with bob from goldbond and he is unwilling to help said if i had proof I contacted them sooner they could have helped. I emailed him proof I contacted him at the email that was available on the goldbond site at the time and he still refused to help he said he didn't want to lose money by helping it would be taking a loss on his end. He said i should have never received a mattress with any smell at all. Goldbond isnt a company that stands behind their products. He kept saying they were a family company but as a family company they should have helped. I have receipt, tags, pictures, proof of email i sent them right when the issue happened. I still want them to make this right.
I would have selected a zero rating but that was not a choice. Spent $1200 on a mattress I cannot even sleep on. Horrible customer service mattress was delivered in disgusting shape grease and ripped. It was taken back I was told it was recovered and restuffed. That is the furthest thing from the truth. It is so soft is all you feel are springs on the sides and in the mattress. I should have contacted the BBB. Maybe I will...horrible mattress.
Having sold mattresses decades ago and also having the opportunity to visit several mattress factories at that time, I became familiar with many makes and models. This queen Gold Bond met all my more recent requirements. It was flippable, a rarity in todays market. It had the individually pocketed coils and had models suitable to use with adjustable motion foundations. Their Buckingham adjustable firm, just under $1k has held up well with no sagging and very good for side sleepers. Just take the time to flip the mattress occasionally for better wear.
I read and watched multiple reviews and was a little skeptical about if this mattress would be a good fit for me. I decided to give it a try, and am so happy with my decision. I have only been able to sleep on it a few nights, so I can't speak to long term satisfaction, but just the feel of the mattress is so unique and comfortable. Every time I pass by my bed now, I can't help but flop on it and lay there for a few minutes. If you are on the fence about trying the mattress, I would say go for it for sure. The only disadvantage that I've noticed so far is that it is near impossible to get out of bed in the morning. I was a few minutes late to work the last few mornings because I did not want to leave my bed. When I was reading all the reviews, I heard that purple fluffs up their review page to make their mattress look better. After trying this mattress, I do not believe that is true. I believe that people genuinely love the product and want to share it with other people. I am not typically one to go out of my way to write a review, but this product is incredible so I felt compelled to do so. Obviously everyone is different so you may not have the same experience I have had, but if you are on the fence and looking for a great mattress, give Purple a try.View More Reviews
It’s been an OK experience. We had a very old mattress so when our Purple mattress arrived and we tested it out the difference was big. The major good thing is that I don’t feel my husband moving and turning around anymore. That’s great! But other than that I can’t really say it’s an “out of this world, amazing mattress”. We were also disappointed cause we bought it just before thanksgiving and we asked them to check if a Black Friday sale was going to take place. No one could inform us anything so we went ahead and bought it with the current sale. We were very disappointed to find out on Thanksgiving Day that the sale at that time was the free Purple Blanket + $100 discount. We called and they couldn’t honor us that so that was a bummer.
I don't know when we purchased this mattress. I think if I were a back sleeper, it might be good, but I sleep on my side. This mattress does not allow enough give at the hips (contrary to pictures showing the spine in perfect alignment). So, my waist is pulled downward causing discomfort and constant shifting and readjusting. I think I slept better on my 20 year old mattress. I actually hope we can return this mattress and get something else. Would hate to have a mattress that we paid hard earned money for and can't stand to sleep on.
Every morning my wife and I would wake up with back ache's from our old mattress. From asking around my chiropractor said many of his clients had tried the purple mattress and really liked it. We decided to purchase one and it is great. Nice and firm. We sleep much better at night and feel great in the mornings now.
terrible experience bought purple products some showed up, some didn't and purple customer service sucks they don't reply and have been no help what so ever. terrible experience.
We have not noticed a difference in back pain just yet but we do notice we don’t want to get out of bed in the morning due to the mattress being so comfy.
A gift for my pregnant daughter. She says PERFECT!!!
Once I got a few adjustments from my chiropractor and slept on my new purple mattress I haven’t had any back problems since. I’m very satisfied with my results.
I love this mattress. It is now my favorite place to be. So comfy and cool all night long.
I’m a big fan of everything but the bed. I love the pillow, the sheets, the driving cushion. 10/10 for those. The mattress is terrible. No matter which way I sleep I’m always waking up with lower back pain and I never realized it was the mattress until I started sleeping in hotels and waking up pain free. It’s 1000% the mattress :(
I am not going to buy purple products again. I got the mattress which was advertised as being long lasting but after a few months it has obviously gotten worn in. It started to feel like crinkled plastic after less than 3 months and I thought about returning it but got lazy about it. We also got the purple mattress cover but the first time the baby wet the bed it went right through the cover. Mattress cover useless. The bed stand commercial shows sumo wrestlers fighting on the platform, but when mine showed up the holes were drilled in the wrong places by about a 1/4” which made it extremely hard to put together and 6 months later the metal bangs from warping and being pushed around by my weight. I spent a lot on this bed and all the great features advertised were hype and lies.
After hauling this heavy thing up two flights of stairs, my back was killing me. I unpacked the mattress, laid down, and within 5 min, my back was feeling great! I have had the Purple mattress now for more than 2 weeks, and I’ve had wonderful sleep and zero back pain. I need a firm mattress for my lower back, but as I’ve gotten older, a traditional firm mattress hurts my shoulders and hips. The Purple supports my back while it forgives my pointy bits. I love it! Can’t recommend it enough!
I am still deciding I fall asleep well but have been waking up with back pain pretty intense not sure if it’s the mattress or what yet
I'd had my old mattress for 15 years, and knew I needed an upgrade. I compared over a dozen different mattresses before going with Purple - the reason I selected Purple was because of its new and unique technology. I'm so glad I went with it - it's so supportive and comfortable. My partner had trouble adjusting (side sleeper), but after about a week, he is well-adjusted and sleeps like a rock! The only issue I had is that the queen-sized mattress is definitely more than 100 lbs, but on the site, it's advertised as being less than 100. It was *extremely* heavy, and difficult to move once it's out of the case, but its level of comfort and support makes up for it all.
Slightly firm but the softness feels luxurious
Every morning my back is sore. The pain is about 8 of 10. An hour after I am up and moving around the pain disapates. I think I may need to add 200 lbs of weights during the day, to take some of the firmness out of the mattress.
I can’t reqlly say more than this bed is amazing. I have had it for two weeks now and sleep better than I ever had before
This is my second bed with purple and both times I have been more than pleased. I’ve never slept on a more comfortable bed or dealt with better customer service!!
I have multiple back issues including stenosis and bulging discs as well as osteoarthritis. By far the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. I look forward to going to bed at night. It is now my haven. From couch potato to purple potato :)
I wish that I could write a review on the item that was suppose to be here last week but I haven’t received it yet. When I emailed purple they took almost a week to get back to me with a ****** nonsense answer that they ran out of material and would need another 1-3 weeks to make my mattress then they would have it shipped. I’m 8 months pregnant and sleeping on an air mattress because they ran out of material. Don’t ever buy from this company. You will be waiting months to receive your product with no communication from the actual company!!!
I love the color purple anyway but this mattress has changed my life! The best sleep I have had in 10 years! I'm getting them for the entire house!
...but so far it’s been great. A mattress is a long term relationship though so what really matters is how I feel after a few months. So far I really do love it, but I was sleeping on garbage before. Trust me, I’ll edit this review later if my opinion changes.
I had high expectations.... you’ve exceeded them.
I gifted this to someone, and they gave it the best possible rating !
Within 2 days of sleeping on this bed my neck and back pain was non-exsistent. I could sleep for 5 hours and wake up refreshed. It's been a month now and I am soo happy with my purchase..
I wanted to support a local Utah company and was so excited to receive this mattress but this was a huge mistake. The quality of this mattress felt like a blow-up mattress that should cost a fraction of the price. For me (skinny guy sleeping on his stomach) it was just uncomfortable and felt weird. To be fair I've heard others say they bought it and like it but for me it was laughable to see what I received for $1200. I also bought the purple mattress protector and it feels like plastic compared to my previous one. Be careful because they won't refund the mattress protectors so I wasted about $70. Buyers beware!
I can’t believe how awesome this bed is! I did lots and lots of research and decided to get the Purple bed and I’m so happy I did! I have never slept better! Super happy with the bed!
First off, the king sized mattress does not fit on our king sized bed frame. It hangs off the foot of the bed and the slats show on the sides. Ridiculous. Never had this issue with any other bed. The waffle pattern feel isn't exactly soft and comfy either. Still we gave it a try to see if we got amazing sleep. It wasn't for us. I thought the returns process would be simple like Casper's. I called and the wait was long so they called back. Then instead of processing the return then and there like Casper did, I had to get an email and submit a return form. And then we'll see how the rest of the process goes. Also note that when you buy the mattress there is usually a free promo item. When you return the mattress, you cannot return the item so you are charged full price. There should be a note when you select the promo item to remind customers of this fact. I would have selected no gift. But I guess by being shady, Purple ensures if you hate the mattress, at least they sold you $130 sheets.
Let me start by saying WOW. I have been sleeping on a Nectar mattress for a while. Every morning I would wake up to lower back pain that would go away after 30 minutes. I blamed this on being 51. The first night sleeping on the Purple I woke with no back pain. My wife had back surgery 2 and 1/2 years ago she says this is a game changer. My only regret is not ordering this sooner and not ordering the pillow. PSA the sheets are also amazing.
Hands down the best mattress. If Purple contacted me and said I needed to pay $300 more to keep the mattress I would rather pay it than give it up. The best investment and purchase I’ve ever made. My partner says the same thing!!
I work 2 jobs, about 55 hours a week, and am on my feet 95% of that time. had lots of trouble sleeping thru the night until the Purple mattress came along. in 3 weeks, i have slept amazing. even slept thru my alarm 4 times!
This thing helped me rest on a whole nother level i will definitely buy another one when this one is of age.
Me and my fiancé absolutely love this mattress. We’ve slept so well since we’ve got it.
Loved our Purple mattress so much we decided to allow our guests to experience this great mattress as well.
This mattress is absolutely life changing! I suffered back pain and haven’t slept well in years! The purple mattres has changed my life. I sleep like a baby and have no back pain at all!
I was definitely skeptical about buying a mattress online, but with the return policy I figured I would try it. Best idea ever! I’m such a light sleeper, and I no longer get woken up when my husband is restless or the cats are jumping all around. Plus, it’s so comfortable!
I got the wrong size mattress and while I appreciate their willingness to do an exchange, the process has been liborious. The product itself is quite nice for the price. Thank you.
I’m a prominent side sleeper and was consistently waking up with shoulder and back pain. This new mattress solved those issues the first night I slept on it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
Feel like I'm falling out a bed wake up !with a back ache
This mattress is perfect. My wife and I both used to gravitate toward the center of our old mattress, where it caved in, and wind up fighting about which of us was on the other's side more. This isn't a problem anymore! We like sleeping together again! She even hooked up the TV in the bedroom! We're never leaving this bed. Seriously, it's great. It isn't hot. We can't feel each other move at night, which is good for my wife because I move around more than two pigs fighting under a blanket at night and now I get yelled at a lot less on the whole. Money well spent!