The Smart Comfort Grid is doing the most work when it comes to comfort, and is going to be responsible for the feel of the mattress, whether you like it or not.
Some buyers have noted that you can feel the polymer grid when you lie down on the mattress. However the same buyers also say that after getting used to it, they found it to be so comfy that they stopped noticing. As with any new technology, using polymer will come with its own special characteristics.
More will be made of the polymer grid in the ‘Materials’ section of this review, but for now, let me say that it provides a unique, responsive feel to the surface of the mattress. The polymer allows you to sink in up to a point, before the overall structure of the lattice steps in to halt the sinkage and provide support. These two jobs, usually done by foam+foam, or foam+springs, are both done effortlessly by the Smart Comfort Grid at once.
For anyone who’s sceptical of the polymer’s ability to provide capable support – fear not, because the pocketed coil layer doubles up on the support, while also retaining reflexivity thanks to their individual wrapping.
As mentioned before, the Purple comes in three different forms, each slightly different to the other.
The Purple .2 has 2-inches of the polymer grid, and is recommended for those who prefer a firmer sleep.
The Purple .3 has 3-inches of polymer grid, and is marketed as the ‘sweet spot’ for combination sleepers.
The Purple .4 has 4-inches of polymer grid, and is a super-soft model, especially recommended for side-sleepers. This model is hailed as delivering a ‘zero gravity sleep’, and it’s easy to see why. 4-inches of polymer make room for incredible snugness. You will definitely sink in to this bed, particularly if you’re on the heavier side. Those who are lighter or more petite will experience less ‘sinking in’, due to the reactive but structured nature of the grid, so keep this is mind when considering your preference.
With the choice of three firmness options, each utilizing the unique Smart Comfort Grid, the Purple mattress ticks a lot of boxes when it comes to comfort.