Tuck Vs Helix (Tuck Recently Closed)

Our Unbiased Comparison

Tuck & Helix are both online hybrid options that are custom mattresses. You take a in depth sleep quiz on each site and they build a custom mattress for you and your partner if you have one. The great thing on either is that couples who like different firmness levels can achieve a different feel on each side. See the full comparison below and see the review videos above.

Tuck Review (Now Closed)

Tuck is now closed

Helix Review

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You Will Like

Tuck

  • Want a good bang for the buck – Tuck comes in at $990 for a queen. When you consider the amount of components that goes into Tuck Vs. the price its a really good deal from something that’s not just another “one feel fits everyone” mattress. Tuck also utilizes the direct to consumer model so you can save some money there!
  • Are a couple who likes different firmness’s – Tuck can be ordered where each side has a different firmness, this is great for couples who like something different.

  • Like pressure relief paired with bounce – The combo of memory foam, latex, micro-coils and pocketed coils Tuck provides good pressure relief while maintaining great bounce.
  • Like to sleep cool – Tuck uses copper-gel infused memory foam, aerated latex, micro-coils and pocketed coils, all of these components combined ensure the mattress has good airflow and heat dispersion.
  • Like an eco-friendly aspect – The cover on the Tuck uses recycled plastic bottles. A queen has 40 bottles in the cover, this is a really unique and cool aspect of Tuck.
  • Are looking for a mattress to fit all sleeping positions – Tuck is customized to everyone. SO no matter your sleeping position, weight, etc. they will have a mattress that will work for you.
  • Want good edge support and durability – The edge to edge coil system this mattress uses provides great edge support and in my experience selling mattresses that use the same system, they seem to hold up well over time.

Helix

  • Are single or a couple who wants customization – Helix is customized to you and for couples who want different firmness’ it can be personalized on each side.
  • Like to sleep cool – Foam mattresses can sleep warm. Helix uses an aerated latex primarily on the top layer. I did not experience excessive heat at all.
  • Want a good value – Helix is a custom mattress that ships direct to your door, cutting out the middle man, which is why they can sell a custom mattress for the price they do.
  • Considered other custom mattress options – Helix is by far the best priced custom mattress I have ever come across. The only brick and mortar store near me that sells custom mattresses they are well over $1500-3500 for a queen. So there is a lot of value here.
  • Helix is one of my favorite mattresses on the market. I honestly wish I had something similar in my store because we hear this all the time, “He likes firm and I like soft”. The customization especially for couples is great. When you look at all the bells and whistles the Helix offers you can’t go wrong on the price, its a truly custom mattress at a great price. If one reason you may be considering a Helix is because you and your partner want different firmness’ the helix is a no brainer. I was impressed by the comfort on both sides of the soft and medium firm we ordered.

You Might Not Like

Tuck

  • Don’t like coil/hybrid mattresses – If you are a foam mattress lover you may want to consider something without coils.
  • Prefer a 100% memory foam feel – Tuck has memory foam on the top layer for pressure relief but its not a true all foam memory foam feel you will find on some memory foam mattresses.

Helix

  • Don’t like foam mattresses – Although Helix has a layer of micro coils it still feels like an all foam mattress. If you are a spring mattress lover you may want to consider something with larger or regular coils.
  • UPDATE: Helix has added an improved micro coil unit to provide a bit more bounce making it easier to adjust positions.

Construction

Tuck

  • Tuck’s cover is constructed from a mixture of rayon and polyester, with a built-in cooling agent. 30% of the fabric used in these materials is Repreve™, a yarn that is entirely composed of recycled water bottles. Each queen-sized cover consists of roughly 40 water bottles.
  • Copper-Gel Infused Memory Foam- Small pieces of copper are embedded into a cooling gel memory foam with a density of 3.5 lb and an IFD of 5-15
  • Dunlop Latex density of 3.0 lb and an IFD of 6.5-15.5
  • Micro-Coils – 1,386 coils, individually encased in fabric
  • Pocketed Coils – 1,037 six-inch coils. Edge to edge.
  • Transition Foams – 1.8 lb with an IFD of 22-38
  • Base Foam – density of 1.8 lb with an IFD of 41-62

Helix

  • 1st layer Comfort and Temperature Control – The top layer is Helix Dynamic Foam which provides air flow and bounce, 2″. ILD Range: 15-32 depending on how you have it customized from your sleep survey. (What is ILD?)
  • 2nd layer Pressure Relief and Support – Hundreds of miniature coils allow for effective weight distribution, pressure relief, and spring. 2.5” of pocketed coil spring units. ILD: 18
  • 3rd layer Additional Deep Support – 2″ Transitional poly foam. Depending on the firmness which is personalized for you these layers may be switched around to achieve the right firmness.
  • Bottom layer (core foundation) – 4″ layer of high density support foam. This layer acts as a strong foundational support base for the above comfort layers. As well as providing additional support for heavier sleepers. The ILD densities range from 26-33

His & Hers Firmness & Feel

My Thoughts (Ross)

Tuck

We really liked the Tuck Mattress. 1st of all I liked that it is not another 10″ mattress. They have a thicker build and the mattress was heavier than many which generally mean more durability.

The Tuck Mattress impressed me for the following reasons.

A.) We really enjoyed the whole order process. Once we got the mattress I was surprised at the weight. It was heavy and as a store owner this means to me that the mattress uses good materials and that generally translates into longevity.

B.) The two firmness options were certainly different in feel. We didn’t even order the most extremes (softest and firmest) so it was nice to see they were actually different feels. This is such a great option for couples.

C.) It worked well in all sleeping positions. You can basically cover anything since it can be customized.

D.) This is the best quality custom mattress we have seen to date. As new companies come out many are “one upping” the competition and it shows here.

E.) The fact that 40 bottles go into a queen cover is super cool. My family vacations in Mexico every winter for Christmas, where we stay there are parts of the un-kept beaches outside of town that have so much plastic its crazy, this made me think of that and how great the concept is to recycle all that trash into something useful.

Helix

The Helix is customized to your body so we’ll keep this part short. The mattress we ordered was a medium to firm on my side and soft on her side. I really liked the feel of both sides. While laying on my back I prefer something soft but overall for a night of sleeping I prefer something a little firmer. Kayla on the other hand loves her mattress soft. So this is a really great choice for our mattress so that we can both have what we want. At 10″ thick mattress if you are a larger person and prefer a super soft mattress you may want to look for something thicker. Overall for the feel of the medium firm it felt great in all sleeping positions for me.

Her Thoughts (Kayla)

Tuck

I really liked the Tuck as well. From the ordering process to the performance.

My favorite aspects of the Tuck are:

A.) The fact that its custom, not another “one feel fits everyone” mattress.

B.) The customization that’s available on each side is amazing. We like different firmness’s so this feature is awesome. Compared to other custom mattresses we have reviewed this one has more features and the overall build quality were above average.

C.) the overall performance, cooling, bounce, pressure relief, comfort and customization make this a great choice.

D.) Like Ross, I thought the cover story with recycled bottles is a great touch and good for the environment.

Helix

So far this is one of my favorite mattresses. Being that Ross owns a store we have a nice gel memory foam mattress but it’s a medium feel, although comfortable I still put a topper on my side of the bed that we cut down to make my side softer. The latex layer was on top on my side and it felt great. It was a softer latex for my side and contoured very nicely and it felt like a cloud.

Temperature

Tuck

Tuck slept cool for both of us. To fend against over heating Tuck uses Copper-Gel Infused Memory Foam, aerated latex, micr-coils and pocked coils. Generally latex sleeps cool, the copper gel memory foam dissipates heat well and the coils systems allow for better airflow than a foam core or layer of foam will. You should not have a problem overheating on Tuck.

Helix

The Helix is customized for each buyer. If you sleep warm or cool they have a solution for you. Latex foam is primarily used on the top layer which is a very temperature neutral foam that will keep most people at a comfortable sleeping temperature.

Adjustable Base Performance:

Both the Tuck & Helix will work great on an adjustable base.

Price

Tuck

SizePrice
Twin$725
Twin XL$725
Full$850
Queen$990
King$1200
Cal King$1200

Helix

SizePrice
Twin$600
Twin XL$700
Full$850
Queen$995
King$1195
Cal King$1195

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Warranty & More:

Tuck

  • Shipping – free shipping, it arrives compressed in a box. Typically 4-10 business days.
  • Warranty – 10 years
  • Trial Period – 145 nights
  • Discounts – Use our link above for the best price at checkout.
  • Made in USA

Helix

  • Shipping – free shipping, it arrives compressed in a box. Since they are custom made build
  • time is generally 1-2 days
  • and shipping 6-10 days to your home. Shipping to Canada is an additional $150
  • Warranty – 10 years
  • Trial Period – 100 nights
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  • Made in the USA

Conclusion

Tuck
4.7/5
Helix
4.7/5

Overall Summary

We really liked the Tuck Mattress. 1st of all I liked that it is not another 10″ mattress. They have a thicker build and the mattress was heavier than many which generally mean more durability.

The Tuck Mattress impressed me for the following reasons.
A.) We really enjoyed the whole order process. Once we got the mattress I was surprised at the weight. It was heavy and as a store owner this means to me that the mattress uses good materials and that generally translates into longevity.
B.) The two firmness options were certainly different in feel. We didn’t even order the most extremes (softest and firmest) so it was nice to see they were actually different feels. This is such a great option for couples.
C.) It worked well in all sleeping positions. You can basically cover anything since it can be customized.
D.) This is the best quality custom mattress we have seen to date. As new companies come out many are “one upping” the competition and it shows here.
E.) The fact that 40 bottles go into a queen cover is super cool. My family vacations in Mexico every winter for Christmas, where we stay there are parts of the un-kept beaches outside of town that have so much plastic its crazy, this made me think of that and how great the concept is to recycle all that trash into something useful.

Helix is also one of my favorite mattresses on the market for its customization. I honestly wish I had something similar in my store. The customization especially for couples is great. When you look at all the bells and whistles the Helix offers you can’t go wrong on the price, its a truly custom mattress at a great price. The one suggestion I would make to them is to also offer a 12″ model. If one reason you may be considering a Helix is because you and your partner want different firmness’ the helix is a no brainer. I was impressed by the comfort on both sides of the soft and medium firm we ordered.

Conclusion: a couple things to note is that Helix has been around longer. From a personal standpoint, I like that Tuck is an inch thicker and it uses the quantum edge to edge coil unit. I personally like that coil unit since I sell mattresses with it in my store. I also mattresses in my store made from the Helix manufacturer and I trust their quality. So this one is tough for me to pick a winner on. They are very close. Want more? Email me at info@mattressinsiders.com and I can elaborate.

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