Endy Mattress Review
While many online mattress retailers have been opening up lately, Endy is the first major online mattress company to be established and based out of Canada. They offer an out-of-the-box setup that has three layers of foam and is designed to be suitable for most sleepers. They offer free shipping, a 100 night trial, 10 year warranty, and more. Let’s see if they can live up to the goal of providing an all-around great mattress that will be enjoyed by most sleepers.
The Endy is an all foam mattress that consists of three distinct layers. It is 10” tall total, and the three different layers do a pretty good job of seeking to maximize the benefits of foam construction while minimizing the drawbacks that are sometimes associated with that particular material.
Top – the top layer is designed to be the primary comfort layer. It is 2” thick and made from a gel infused memory foam. The gel infusion helps to handle the heat that is frequently associated with memory foam mattresses by absorbing and dispersing it. This does a great job of keeping the sleeping surface nice and cool.
Middle – the middle layer is a transitional layer. It is made from 3” of foam. Transition layers are the middle ground of qualities between the primary comfort layer and the support layer, and so this layer combines many of the aspects of the other layers.
Bottom – the bottom layer is used for support. It is constructed from 5” of high density foam. This foam offers greater breathability and deep compression support when compared to the primary comfort layer, and helps prevent the mattress from bottoming out or becoming misshapen over use.
The combination of these different layers and materials does a good job of providing the benefits of a foam mattress while also minimizing the issues that are sometimes associated with foam. Particularly, the gel infused memory foam on the top layer is much more breathable, and thus much cooler, than standard memory foam is on its own.
The Endy’s cover is made from a quilted polyester fabric. The side panels feel quite strong and are colored gray, with the top cover white with a diamond quilted design. It’s a very soft fabric and is pleasantly thick. The polyester construction also means the fabric is durable and the upkeep is easy. The quilting adds a sense of robustness to the cover, but doesn’t create any uncomfortable or odd textures. In fact, the cover itself has a rather smooth feeling to it. Additionally, the cover can be removed for spot cleaning, further enhancing the ease of maintenance. It should be noted, however, that the cover isn’t machine washable, so you will be limited to spot cleaning and dry cleaning.
Firmness, Feel, Support
The Endy is a surprisingly firm mattress given the materials used in its construction. On a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the softest and 10 being the firmest, the Endy ranks at a solid 7. There is an immediate push back from the mattress when you first lay down, and the foam doesn’t have as much give as other similar mattress. As a result, there isn’t as much hug and contouring as other foam mattresses. However, the hotter or heavier a person sleeps, the softer the mattress will feel due to the responsive qualities of the memory foam used in construction.
One of the main benefits of this style of firmness is that you will feel like you are floating on top of the mattress more than you will feel like you are sinking into it. This helps keep the mattress surface cool, while providing a firm feel for those who need the extra support.
The support afforded by the Endy is great if you prefer a firm mattress, but for those who prefer a softer mattress, they may wind up experiencing some pressure points. We encountered these in the lower back as well as the neck. However, it’s important to note that the degree of firmness that’s best for a mattress is one of the more subjective evaluations, so those who like a firm mattress and the support it provides may get better results than we did. Additionally, people who sleep heavier or hotter might also find more pressure relief than lighter, cooler sleepers will get.
The mattress offers some great edge support. This helps the Endy stand out from other foam mattress, including those at a higher price point. Foam mattresses frequently have issues providing the edge support that you can get with a traditional mattress, so this means the Endy might be a good option if you are interested in a foam mattress but don’t want to feel like you’re about to fall or be thrown out of the bed while you’re sleeping.
When it comes to sinkage we performed four tests on the Endy. The laying on back test had our tester in a standard sleeping position with their weight evenly distributed. The slight edge sit test consists of sitting on the edge of the mattress, but not putting your full body weight into it. The full edge sit is similar, except the mattress supports all of the body weight. In the standing test the body’s weight is placed over as small an area as possible to determine how much support the center of the bed provides.
- Laying on Back – for this test we recorded about 1” of sinkage
- Slight Edge Sit – the slight sit test produced 2.5” of sinkage
- Full Edge Sit – sitting fully on the edge resulted in 4” of sinkage
- Standing in Middle – when standing in the middle of the bed we encountered 4.5” of sinkage.
On the whole, these numbers are better than or competitive with many of the other out of the box foam mattresses being sold by online retailers today. The 4” of full edge sinkage is actually rather impressive given the overall depth of the mattress and the materials it is constructed from. The cover and side panels do a great job of providing support while helping the mattress maintain its overall shape. This is important for people looking to get the most out of their mattress dollar because it indicates that the Endy will do a god job of standing up to the wear and tear of everyday use for an extended period of time. After all, mattresses aren’t small purchases, so it makes sense that savvy consumers would want to get the most they can out of their mattress.
When it comes to motion transfer, the Endy does an admirable job. The foam used in its construction is sufficiently dense to isolate the motion and prevent it from bothering a partner or from shaking the mattress in a way that disturbs your sleep. This is on par with most other foam mattresses, and is one of the many reasons more and more people are starting to prefer a foam mattress when compared to traditional spring or coil setups.
As you can see, the prices for the Endy are roughly in line with other foam mattresses of this quality. It’s important to note that there are some promotional offers floating around on the internet that can help you save money on your purchase and make the Endy even more affordable. The company also offers a financing option if you’d rather break the payments up instead of paying for the mattress up front.
- Shipping – some people might be concerned that ordering a mattress from Canada will mean the shipping will be expensive, however the Endy ships free to Canada and the US. It will take between 3-7 business days to arrive once you order it, which is a reasonably fast turnaround time.
- Trial — Endy gives consumers 100 days to decide if it’s the right mattress for them.
- Refunds – if you don’t want the Endy or don’t think it’s right for you, then the refund and returns are very easy. You get 100% of your money back if you ask for a return during the 100 night trial period.
- Warranty – the Endy comes with a 10 year warranty, which is standard for the industry.
Should I buy the Endy Mattress?
The Endy offers a unique feel that combines the different qualities of different types of foam to produce a mattress that is firm but still very supportive. It’s important to note though, that if you prefer a softer mattress, you might want to consider looking elsewhere, because the Endy is solidly on the firmer side of things.
People who do want a firm mattress will love the Endy. It offers plenty of pushback and creates the sensation that you are floating above the mattress rather than sinking into the mattress. This can be good for people who like the ease and affordability of foam mattresses but don’t like the feeling of hug or contour while they’re sleeping.
The Endy is also great if you’re looking for a mattress with minimal sinkage. The firmness keeps it from sinking as much as other foam mattresses we looked into. As a result, sleepers will notice they aren’t being hugged by this mattress the same way that are by other foam mattresses. The firmness also allows the Endy to offer much better edge support than other foam mattresses, making it great for edge sleepers and adult fun time in the bedroom.
Finally, the Endy is a good option for people who live in Canada. Most of the other online mattress companies charge extra for shipping to Canada, if they’re even willing to. That means Canadian customers can save a bit of money on shipping with the free shipping option Endy offers.
On the whole, the Endy offers a good sleep experience for many sleepers, and a great sleep experience for those who prefer a firmer mattress. It is better edge support than many other foam mattresses, good cooling qualities and minimal sinkage for foam. Check it out if you like a firmer mattress or live in Canada.