Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress Review

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The best budget memory foam mattress?

Zinus Cooling Gel is a value cooling memory foam mattress that is infused with Gel Memory Foam.  If you’re on a tight budget and like memory foam you must consider the this mattress.  With Gel memory foam and a 12″ Profile for $341 it’s a superb value.

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Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress Review

A few years ago memory foam first became a popular choice in bedding in the mattress world. Sleepers soon realized that a full memory foam bed can get very hot and sticky during the night. Airflow became an issue and customers complained. In response, the industry fought back by improving on an already great design and utilizing cooling gel as an upgrade.

The Zinus Memory foam Mattress is Seoul firm Zinus’ answer to this. Although this is not an all-American firm it does provide a vast array of mattresses that we have loved so far; so we are excited to see how their cooling gel mattress stacks up against the rest.

Let’s examine the finer points of the Zinus Cooling mattress and find out what customers are saying, what we find and how the internet is reacting.


Zinus have a pretty good branding game. Their website is easy to navigate and their color scheme, wording, features and USP’s are all on display exactly where you want them to be. Although their digital marketing campaign isn’t quite so top-notch as some of the bigger brands; they do make up for it with a quirky review system based on Instagram photos. We like that this particular mattress includes it’s verified purchaser reviews on the page itself as this promotes transparency and allows us to trust them that little bit more.

Zinus are an eastern brand with multiple factories and storage houses that allow them to ship in bulk to their area of choice. This means that although the brand comes from the east you won’t be waiting three months for your mattress to arrive. Zinus have a sleek feel despite offering bargain prices a lot of the time – but they are able to keep costs so low because they manufacture in China where the materials cost less. Although this isn’t a great sustainability model it does mean you get a high end mattress for a very affordable price.

You will like the Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress if you:

• Tend to sleep hot and want a more comfortable night. The combination of the cooling gel infused memory foam layer and the woven fabric cover helps to keep you cool.
• If you are a back or side sleeper – that memory foam is truly supportive and will provide pressure relief so you don’t wake up with aching hips or shoulders.
• If you want a full memory foam bed – there are no springs in this mattress and it will contour to your shape.
• Want a mattress with particularly good motion reduction then the Zinus Cooling memory foam performs very highly in this category.
• Are looking for an affordable mattress that is still full memory foam, which is normally notoriously expensive.

You might not like the Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress if you:

• Are a stomach sleeper, memory foam with a foam core can feel a little soft for stomach sleeping.
• Are a cold sleeper, a temperature neutral mattress might suit you better.
• If you want to buy from an all-American brand then the Zinus won’t live up to your expectations.
• If you like a bit of bounce in your bed then a hybrid or spring mattress might suit you better.

Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam Comfort & Feel

Zinus have innovatively transcended the normal boundaries of comfort and feel to become one of our favorite brands. They rely on a top layer of Jacquard knit woven fabric that is quilted into pretty patterns. This cover allows for maximum breathability through the fabric, ensuring your sweat is wicked away if you do manage to have any.

The reason Zinus are so innovative is there depth and size choices. This is a mattress available from 8 inch to 14 inch thicknesses, as well as being available in the normal twin/king/queen sizes. It doesn’t come in single, which we don’t love, but other than that you can match your thickness to your price range – making sure everyone has a chance at a Cooling Gel Memory Foam mattress regardless of budget.

Of course; this inventive way to sell has great impact on the comfort and feel of your mattress. If you want the full benefit and the feeling of sleeping on a cloud then it needs to be the 12-14 inch depths. If you want a firmer mattress you can opt for the 8-10 inch depths. The deeper you go the softer the mattress… we kind of wonder why every brand isn’t doing this…

Delivery and Set-up

Delivery of the Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam mattress is usually free and comes courtesy of FedEx. The mattress should take between 8-10 working days from when you ordered it until it arrives. When it does arrive it will be sealed in a box and wrapped in vacuum packing. Transporting mattresses this way helps the firm keep their carbon footprint low by reducing carbon emissions.

When you have your mattress take it to the room that you want to place it in before you un-box. Next, take a sharp tool and carefully cut away the box and the inner plastic wrapping – being cautious not to cut through the fabric of the bed by accident. Once all of the packaging is removed the compressed bed will start to expand.

The mattress should be fully expanded within a maximum of 72 hours, but most models only take up to 24 hours. You can sleep on your new bedding before then with the air of a mattress protector and some sheets.

Motion transfer

As a material, memory foam holds a lot of potential for great motion reduction. The isolation of movement is what makes these mattresses so sought after – and what allows you to sleep through the night even if you sleep beside a partner who tosses and turns. The memory foam conforms to the shape of your body and does not bounce you around like a traditional sprung mattress.

With the Zinus this concept holds strong – but there are differences in the amount of motion isolation per mattress. The deeper, softer 12 and 14 inch mattresses have a little less motion reduction than the thinner 8 and 10 inch mattresses. Also, if you choose to use a thinner mattress as a topper for your old spring mattress you can expect a bit of movement. Otherwise the motion isolation of this mattress is fantastic.

Off gassing

To us, Off-gassing is a deceptive term. Any new product you bring home from the store is going to smell a little like the last place it was stored, or the facility in which it was packaged. This is no more dangerous than the smell of a new pair of shoes or a new car. However, if you are worried about off-gassing the Zinus Green Tea infused memory foam mattress is the perfect option.

While natural or organic mattresses tend to smell the most; fumes are generally not toxic. If you are concerned about toxic fumes then the CertiPUR-US certification on this mattress coupled with the Green Tea scent makes a perfect combination of off-gassing pleasure. This mattress actually smells lovely when you unpack it and there is no need to be concerned about off-gassing whatsoever.

If you do detect a ‘factory’ smell then you have a very keen nose. This scent will not linger and shouldn’t be noticeable at all once you add your mattress protector and sheets.

Edge Support

The BedStory performs as it should for edge support.  Foam mattresses can lack for edge support but in the laying down position you do not have a roll of the mattress feel at all.

Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress Construction

All the different depths of mattress here have slightly different construction, although the essential materials used are always the same. That top cover is always woven cloth that is soft and patterned, there is always a cooling gel layer and there is always a dense support layer of memory foam.

In the 8 inch mattress this means there is a 1.5 inch layer of comfort foam, 2 inches of their patented swirl foam with the cooling gel infusion and then a 4.5 inch layer of base support. The 10 inch version has 2.5 inches of swirl foam. 1.5 of comfort foam and 6 of high density base foam. The twelve inch mattress contains a 3 inch layer of swirl foam, a 2 inch comfort foam layer and two separate 3.5 inch high density base foam layers. The deepest mattress at 14 inches contains 4 inches of swirl foam, a 1.5 inch comfort foam layer. A 4 inch high density layer and then a 4.5 inch base layer.

Zinus have the added benefit of buying all their materials in the east and importing the fully manufactured product, which helps then keep their costs down. Their most expensive version of this mattress (a 14 inch King) comes in at only $499. Great value for what you get. This mattress is also CertiPUR-US certified, just to give you that added peace of mind.

Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress Cover

Polyester and Tencel blended fabric mated to a reinforced Polyester Elastan blended material for maximum durability

Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam Foundation

The Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress will work great on any solid surface.  The floor, platform slats, boxspring/foundation and they now offer an adjustable base as well.

mattress bases

Softness-Firmness level: 5
1 Very Soft
5 Medium
10 Very Firm


As expected the Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam mattress performs exceptionally well in the temperature category. Not only does it have that top cover layer of woven fabric that is designed to be highly breathable and wick away sweat as you sleep: it also has those layers of cooling gel infused memory foam that have been specifically devised to give you a cool sleep, all night long.

That woven fabric is stretchable so that it moves as the memory foam does, allowing you to have the freedom to move around without it sticking to you. It also separates you from the memory foam ‘feel’ which many don’t like. When you combine both the cover and the cooling gel, then mix the several different layers of the mattress into the mix, what you come up with is an end product that can keep even the hottest body cool.

Adjustable Base Performance:

Although we didn’t film the Zinus Green Tea yet on a base you can be sure it will work fantastic on an adjustable base.

Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress Price


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Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress Warranty and More

  • Shipping – free shipping, it arrives compressed in a box. Typically 2-7 business days.

  • Warranty – 10 years

  • Trial Period – 100

The Zinus Green Tea Pressure Relief mattress comes with free shipping via FedEx – so you ought to be able to keep track of your delivery fairly easily. The mattress comes with a 100 night free sleep trial that includes no obligation to buy and is financially risk free. This is a decent deal and there is nothing wrong with it – it’s just that it’s industry standard in terms of length. If Zinus really want to go the extra mile here another ten nights would be perfect.

The Zinus also comes with a ten year limited warranty – the limit being that it covers mattress defects such as sagging, puckering and indentations that won’t remove themselves. Again this is industry standard and it is a perfectly plausible amount of time – but we have seen other firms do better… still, we haven’t seen many other firms do better on such a good price, so we awarded them top marks anyway.

Customer Reviews

Customers seem to respond very positively to this mattress. We also note that the reviews are visible through the web page which makes for an honest brand. Former buyer Dave says:

“This mattress is the best I have ever bought and I am 57. I bought the 14 inch queen and it filled out within 48 hours. The bed is nice and firm. Hope it stays that way over the years.”

While user BricksofHappiness wrote:

“This is our third Zinus mattress. We have also referred more than a few this way. This is the best sleep my bad back has ever had. We split up a couple mattresses and made our couch cushions and our kids bunks in our converted bus”

and verified buyer Jill says:

“I was not 100% comfortable ordering on line without trying the mattress – but the reviews and price swayed me. I can now saw with 100% confidence this mattress is awesome! Love it.”

In fact, we couldn’t find anyone with anything negative to say about the Zinus. It seems that when you sell for such a reasonable price you encourage positivity!


Overall Summary

We found this bed to be of superb value. With such a cheap selling price you would be forgiven for thinking that the firm had cut corners when it came to quality or durability of the product – but that ten year guarantee against defective parts should sway you otherwise. The Zinus Cooling Gel Memory Foam mattress has lived up to our expectations and even gone beyond.

So it might have a few air miles attached, and it doesn’t do much on an environmental level, but the Zinus allows millions of people access to the luxury of a full memory foam bed without having to break the bank to buy one. Not only is it affordable, it has great motion reduction, fantastic pressure relief and is the perfect answer for hot sleepers everywhere. We loved this product and we would recommend it to anyone who sweats the whole night through. Don’t suffer any longer, get yourself a Zinus and be done!

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