KAYA vs. Tuft & Needle 2018-03-08T13:17:19+00:00

KAYA vs. Tuft & Needle

The following review was conducted by the KAYA Sleep, Inc. employees, and as such we realize cannot be completely objective. However, great efforts were made to present the factual information as is, as we believe in the importance of transparency.

Tuft & Needle was one of the mattresses that changed the industry from having to go to retail stores, handling salesmen and paying large sums of money, to simply ordering online hassle-free. It is an all-foam, budget-friendly mattress that offers free shipping and returns.

The KAYA mattress is a premium hybrid mattress, designed by sleep experts with years of experience. KAYA is constructed of 3 layers of the highest density foams available, with a pocketed coil core of over 1,000 springs. Its high-density foam layers provide top-notch support and durability, while its pocketed coil core takes care of body contouring, amazing Edge support, and minimal motion transfer. To top it all off, KAYA’s cover is infused with ThermoGel, which starts cooling when truly needed, and close to your skin, where it counts. A mattress of this quality, at such an affordable price, with a trial period of 120 days and a 20-year warranty, cannot be found anywhere else.

Let’s examine how these two fare against each other.

KAYA mattress in bedroom

KAYA vs. Tuft & Needle

The following review was conducted by the KAYA Sleep, Inc. employees, and as such we realize cannot be completely objective. However, great efforts were made to present the factual information as is, as we believe in the importance of transparency.

Tuft & Needle was one of the mattresses that changed the industry from having to go to retail stores, handling salesmen and paying large sums of money, to simply ordering online hassle-free. It is an all-foam, budget-friendly mattress that offers free shipping and returns.

The KAYA mattress is a premium hybrid mattress, designed by sleep experts with years of experience. KAYA is constructed of 3 layers of the highest density foams available, with a pocketed coil core of over 1,000 springs. Its high-density foam layers provide top-notch support and durability, while its pocketed coil core takes care of body contouring, amazing Edge support, and minimal motion transfer. To top it all off, KAYA’s cover is infused with ThermoGel, which starts cooling when truly needed, and close to your skin, where it counts. A mattress of this quality, at such an affordable price, with a trial period of 120 days and a 20-year warranty, cannot be found anywhere else.

Let’s examine how these two fare against each other.

KAYA mattress in bedroom

Best overall mattress – KAYA

Simply put, KAYA is the better mattress without question. These two mattresses are in different classes, as KAYA‘s specs are winning in virtually every category, with better warranty and a longer trial period.

Scroll down to see the detailed comparison yourself.

Best overall mattress – KAYA

Simply put, KAYA is the better mattress without question. These two mattresses are in different classes, as KAYA‘s specs are winning in virtually every category, with better warranty and a longer trial period.

Scroll down to see the detailed comparison yourself.

1. Materials/Durability

Tuft & Needle’s mattress is foam only, with just 2 layers of foam – a 3”, 2.8-PCF polyfoam layer, and a 7”, 1.8-PCF Support foam which comprises most of the mattress. The best way to compare it to the KAYA mattress would be to put T&N’s first, 3″ layer against KAYA’s top two layers which add up to 3″. Tuft & Needle’s 2.8-PCF polyfoam layer pales in comparison to KAYA’s 1″, Highly Responsive HD Foam with a 5-PCF density, and its 2″, 4-PCF Memory Foam layer. When comparing foams, densities truly matter, and KAYA wins this category hands down, offering better durability, support and reliability. Additionally, KAYA has two more layers – the Transition Foam (2-PCF) and its top-grade steel, Pocketed Coil Core, which can be compared to T&N’s 7″, 1.8-PCF Support foam layer. KAYA’s pocketed coil layer contributes to its amazing Edge support which is far superior to T&N’s which relies mostly on its foams. KAYA’s smart hybrid design brings the best of both foam and coils, offering minimal motion transfer, and great support, durability and cooling. To elaborate on the cooling features, while T&N’s cooling can be mostly attributed to its breathable foam-only structure, KAYA has both great airflow due its pocketed coil core (a great advantage of a hybrid design), and a cover infused with active ThermoGel – which cools down the temperature when it’s needed, and as close as it gets to your body.

*Specifications according to official website, October 2017

KAYATuft & Needle
Top Layer1″ Highly Responsive HD Foam, 5-PCF3″, 2.8-PCF, Polyfoam Comfort
2nd Layer2″ Memory Foam, 4-PCF
3rd Layer1″ Transition Foam, 2-PCF
Base6″, 1000+ Pocketed Coils, Top Grade Steel7″, 1.8-PCF, Support Foam
CoverCooling ThermoGel Infused, Seamless, Single-KnitPolyester and Nylon
Height11”10”
Edge SupportYesNot specialized
CoolingActively Cooling ThermoGel, In Cover, Hybrid Design PropertiesHeat Wicking, Breathable Foam

1. Materials/Durability

Tuft & Needle’s mattress is foam only, with just 2 layers of foam – a 3”, 2.8-PCF polyfoam layer, and a 7”, 1.8-PCF Support foam which comprises most of the mattress. The best way to compare it to the KAYA mattress would be to put T&N’s first, 3″ layer against KAYA’s top two layers which add up to 3″. Tuft & Needle’s 2.8-PCF polyfoam layer pales in comparison to KAYA’s 1″, Highly Responsive HD Foam with a 5-PCF density, and its 2″, 4-PCF Memory Foam layer. When comparing foams, densities truly matter, and KAYA wins this category hands down, offering better durability, support and reliability. Additionally, KAYA has two more layers – the Transition Foam (2-PCF) and its top-grade steel, Pocketed Coil Core, which can be compared to T&N’s 7″, 1.8-PCF Support foam layer. KAYA’s pocketed coil layer contributes to its amazing Edge support which is far superior to T&N’s which relies mostly on its foams. KAYA’s smart hybrid design brings the best of both foam and coils, offering minimal motion transfer, and great support, durability and cooling. To elaborate on the cooling features, while T&N’s cooling can be mostly attributed to its breathable foam-only structure, KAYA has both great airflow due its pocketed coil core (a great advantage of a hybrid design), and a cover infused with active ThermoGel – which cools down the temperature when it’s needed, and as close as it gets to your body.

*Specifications according to official website, October 2017

KAYATuft & Needle
Top Layer1″ Highly Responsive HD Foam, 5-PCF3″, 2.8-PCF, Polyfoam Comfort
2nd Layer2″ Memory Foam, 4-PCF
3rd Layer1″ Transition Foam, 2-PCF
Base6″, 1000+ Pocketed Coils, Top Grade Steel7″, 1.8-PCF, Support Foam
CoverCooling ThermoGel Infused, Seamless, Single-KnitPolyester and Nylon
Height11”10”
Edge SupportYesNot specialized
CoolingActively Cooling ThermoGel, In Cover, Hybrid Design PropertiesHeat Wicking, Breathable Foam

2. Firmness

Medium-Firm 
KAYA

Medium-Firm 
Tuft & Needle

We all know firmness is a matter of personal preference, but both hit the spot in getting the most popular amount of firmness. KAYA’s different versions were tested until finally deciding on the optimal Medium-Firm option, which results showed to be favorable among testers. The KAYA mattress has an initial soft feel at the top and deep firm support. Tuft & Needle’s firmness levels changed over the years until finally setting in the Medium-Firm category as well, being mostly rated as a 6-6.5/10 firmness level. Both mattresses are viable options in this category.

2. Firmness

Medium-Firm 
KAYA

Medium-Firm 
Tuft & Needle

We all know firmness is a matter of personal preference, but both hit the spot in getting the most popular amount of firmness. KAYA’s different versions were tested until finally deciding on the optimal Medium-Firm option, which results showed to be favorable among testers. The KAYA mattress has an initial soft feel at the top and deep firm support. Tuft & Needle’s firmness levels changed over the years until finally setting in the Medium-Firm category as well, being mostly rated as a 6-6.5/10 firmness level. Both mattresses are viable options in this category.

3. Price

$1195 
KAYA

$575 
Tuft & Needle

We should start by explaining that these two mattresses are on different classes. While KAYA is a premium, top-quality, hybrid mattress, Tuft & Needle is a budget-friendly all-foam mattress. We’ve already discussed the differences between premium hybrid and foam-only, so let’s get to the bottom line. If you’re looking for a cheaper mattress and are willing to compromise on other aspects, then perhaps T&N is more suitable. If you are unwilling to compromise on the quality of your mattress, while still getting an affordable price – KAYA is the better option.

*Prices according to official sites, October 2017

3. Price

$1195 
KAYA

$575 
Tuft & Needle

We should start by explaining that these two mattresses are on different classes. While KAYA is a premium, top-quality, hybrid mattress, Tuft & Needle is a budget-friendly all-foam mattress. We’ve already discussed the differences between premium hybrid and foam-only, so let’s get to the bottom line. If you’re looking for a cheaper mattress and are willing to compromise on other aspects, then perhaps T&N is more suitable. If you are unwilling to compromise on the quality of your mattress, while still getting an affordable price – KAYA is the better option.

*Prices according to official sites, October 2017

4. Warranty

20 Years 
KAYA

10 Years 
Tuft & Needle

When it comes to warranty, more time is better. And in this case, it’s a blowout in KAYA’s favor, as KAYA offers a 20-year warranty while T&N only offers 10.  KAYA will fully replace or repair the mattress if the mattress is deemed defective within the first ten year of ownership, to the original purchaser. For the next years, up to the 20th year, KAYA will provide additional coverage and repair or replace the mattress at a prorated cost. Tuft & Needle offers 10 years only, as mentioned in their website: “The Tuft & Needle warranty covers manufacturing defects such as body impressions, sagging, cover defects such as unraveling stitching, or flaws in the foam causing it to split or crack within 10 years from the original purchase date. “

4. Warranty

20 Years 
KAYA

10 Years 
Tuft & Needle

When it comes to warranty, more time is better. And in this case, it’s a blowout in KAYA’s favor, as KAYA offers a 20-year warranty while T&N only offers 10.  KAYA will fully replace or repair the mattress if the mattress is deemed defective within the first ten year of ownership, to the original purchaser. For the next years, up to the 20th year, KAYA will provide additional coverage and repair or replace the mattress at a prorated cost. Tuft & Needle offers 10 years only, as mentioned in their website: “The Tuft & Needle warranty covers manufacturing defects such as body impressions, sagging, cover defects such as unraveling stitching, or flaws in the foam causing it to split or crack within 10 years from the original purchase date. “

5. Trial Period

120 Days 
KAYA

100 Days 
Tuft & Needle

This comparison is a case of simple math. While T&N offers the standard 100-day trial, which isn’t bad by any means, KAYA lets you try the mattress for 120 days – 20% more. Both products will need a short period of around 30 days to get used to, before you enjoy the full comfort of your mattress. KAYA offers a trial period of 4 times of that, acknowledging that its customers deserve to be whole and satisfied with their decision.

Free shipping and a full refund in case of returns are available with both mattresses, assisting you in making the right choice risk-free, with no worries.

5. Trial Period

120 Days 
KAYA

100 Days 
Tuft & Needle

This comparison is a case of simple math. While T&N offers the standard 100-day trial, which isn’t bad by any means, KAYA lets you try the mattress for 120 days – 20% more. Both products will need a short period of around 30 days to get used to, before you enjoy the full comfort of your mattress. KAYA offers a trial period of 4 times of that, acknowledging that its customers deserve to be whole and satisfied with their decision.

Free shipping and a full refund in case of returns are available with both mattresses, assisting you in making the right choice risk-free, with no worries.

Summary

The short version is – KAYA is simply a better mattress overall.

This comparison might not be fair to Tuft & Needle, as these two mattresses belong to different classes. While KAYA is a top quality, high density, premium, hybrid mattress, T&N is comprised of lower density foams only, allowing it to cut costs.

KAYA’s trial period is more generous than T&N’s, offering a trial period that’s 20% longer (KAYA’s 120 days vs. T&N’s 100). Lastly, since KAYA’s warranty is superior to the standard in the industry, this case is no different – KAYA’s warranty will last 20 years while T&N’s is only 10.

Summary

The short version is – KAYA is simply a better mattress overall.

This comparison might not be fair to Tuft & Needle, as these two mattresses belong to different classes. While KAYA is a top quality, high density, premium, hybrid mattress, T&N is comprised of lower density foams only, allowing it to cut costs.

KAYA’s trial period is more generous than T&N’s, offering a trial period that’s 20% longer (KAYA’s 120 days vs. T&N’s 100). Lastly, since KAYA’s warranty is superior to the standard in the industry, this case is no different – KAYA’s warranty will last 20 years while T&N’s is only 10.

Comparisons were conducted for the Queen sized models, as customary in the industry.
All specifications were obtained from the official site and from customer support, as of October 2017.

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