Now it’s no big secret that bloggers get asked to review things (you may have heard of “beauty blogs”, they are apparently quite popular) and I certainly get my fair share of review requests, but I can safely say that I’ve never been asked to review a mattress before. Yep, that’s right, A MATTRESS.
Well, that was until a few weeks ago anyway, when Made.com emailed me asking if I would like to do just that. It wasn’t a sponsored type thing, just the simple offer of a bed for the night in exchange for an honest opinion. And as beds aren’t exactly easy things to lend people, we’d get to stay in a special apartment that they’d rent for us in Maida Vale where the bed would be patiently waiting.
It was, to me, an extremely exciting proposition. Firstly, I’d get to live in a different part of London for a night (I’ve always wanted to be a trendy Maida Vale type, even if just for 24 hours) and secondly it was an opportunity to actually get a “feel” for the quality of Made.com’s furniture. I wasn’t even thinking about blog content tbh, I was just seeing this as my perfect moment to test drive a Made.com sofa without having to pay for one first.
So yesterday ST and I headed over to the Made.com apartment for a great big sleep….
It is literally the dream Sunday brief, isn’t it? “Please stay in bed reading magazines and watching DVDs and napping and starfishing and sleeping”. We prepared the only way we know how (i.e packed crisps, Prosecco and the Prime Suspect box set) and after a quick bit of vlogging on arrival, we got into our pyjamas to have the laziest afternoon/evening possible.
When this week’s vlog goes up on Thursday you’ll see the lovely apartment first hand, but for now I’ll just say we were seriously impressed. I didn’t actually realise Made.com made so much (excuse the pun) but the towels, the clocks, the lamps, the snazzy robot bin…it was all by them. Everything was stylish which we expected (surely if there’s one thing Made.com is known for it’s perfectly pinnable style) but the quality took us by surprise, everything was LOVELY.
The new mattress which we were there to road test (sleep test) is called ‘One‘ and the idea is that after heaps and heaps of testing the experts at Made.com have come up with a unique mattress design which they believe is “the one” for the vast majority of sleepers.
The mattress was medium to firm, which is what both of us would “look for in a mattress”, and it reminded me of memory foam but without the pitfalls that some memory foam has – it didn’t feel like it would get all hot in the summer or that you were going to sink into it and then get stuck in that position all night. It’s hard to describe how something can feel firm and soft all at once, but that’s exactly how this mattress felt.
ST fell asleep immediately when we went to bed after dinner, which is probably the biggest compliment you can give a mattress. And whilst the bed was smaller than our bed at home, it was very noticeable to me how supportive the mattress must be as I wasn’t aware of any wriggling or jiggling. I’ve written before about how I think there are few things worse than being kept awake by a partner (there is no shame in separate beds if you’re not sleeping well!) but I felt like I was in this bed completely on my own. On a lot of mattresses, especially old ones, you can feel like you’re both slowly rolling into a sinking middle or at the very least you’re ‘aware’ of every toss and turn your bedfellow makes. This mattress had none of that, which was slightly blissful.
I’m not going to just re-hash their website which explains why it’s so comfy, but you can read about the science behind it here. It all sounds very impressive but I can only go by how it *actually felt*, and that was rather nice indeed.
The best thing I’ve read about it though is the simple fact that you can return it if you don’t like it. We’re not “in the market” for a new mattress at the moment (I actually feel a bit mean to my own mattress writing all this, so let it be said that my own bed is still my fave) but we are looking to buy new sofas as I mentioned earlier and the idea of knowing I could get a hassle free refund is EXACTLY what would tempt me to buy. Made.com offer a “101 night rest test” on this mattress, so you could sleep on it for weeks and weeks and weeks and still get a full refund (and collection!!!) if you change your mind. That’s pretty damn impressive.
Prices range from £349 for a single to £699 for a superking and I hadn’t realised this before but there are a few showrooms if you want to feel/bounce/squish one. There’s one in Soho as well as one in West Yorkshire and Liverpool. Good news if you’re like me and appreciate the discounts of online-only retailers but still like to feel things “in real life” before big purchases!
Thank you for letting us sleep with you Made.com, we had a really lovely time and have started our week well rested 🙂
As stated above this is not a sponsored post, but we were put up for the night to enable me to be able to write this review. You can find out more about the One mattress here: http://www.made.com/one/