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- Parachute is known for its cozy bedding and bath linens, but you can now count mattresses — well, to start, just a singular mattress — among its offerings.
- The Mattress, which ranges in size from Twin to California King, is made with wool, organic cotton, and tempered steel for a foam-free mattress.
- During testing, Its medium-firm support provided me with the perfect combination of comfort and breathability, and helped me sleep more soundly through the night.
- With prices ranging from $1,299 to $2,199, the mattresses aren’t cheap, but the craftsmanship and quality are worth the investment.
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Chances are you’ve heard this one before: Good things take time.
Such was the case when it came to the development of the Parachute’s The Mattress, a first from a company known for its luxury sheets and blankets. It took two years and a partnership with a 4th-generation mattress manufacturer for this mattress to enter its final form. After testing it with my partner, I can say it was worth the wait to get it right, and get it right is exactly what Parachute has done.
This foam and latex-free luxury mattress has the perfect combination of comfort, support, and breathability that’s kept me sleeping soundly through the night without overheating.
Delivery and first impressions
Usually, this wouldn’t be your typical bed-in-a-box situation where you’re left to lug your new mattress into the bedroom on your own. The mattress would arrive via white glove delivery, and you can elect to have your old mattress safely removed. But due to the novel coronavirus, Parachute has temporarily suspended both services and will offer contactless delivery via FedEx.
I tested the mattress in early 2019 so I was able to experience the usual white glove delivery. Once my order was placed and the mattress was ready, I was contacted by the delivery service to set up a time for delivery.
Some may argue that it’s inconvenient to have to be present in order to receive a mattress — especially in our case because the service where we live doesn’t deliver on weekends. However, eliminating the hassle of having to set up the mattress on our own, and being able to unload an old mattress we’d never use again made up for having to wait around for the delivery.
No off-gassing is required as the mattress is both latex and foam-free so I was able to roll around immediately. As soon as I laid down, it was clear that the wait was worth it. Both comfort and support are present here, and the handcrafted quality could be seen in details like the hand-sewn tufts, which allow the mattress to be held together without any toxic adhesives or chemicals.
The classic coil mattress gets a modern, eco-friendly update in the form of the Parachute mattress. It is completely foam- and latex-free, relying instead on pure New Zealand wool, organic cotton, and thousands of pocketed steel coils to create both support and comfort. The lack of any foam layers promotes more airflow, making this mattress more breathable without sacrificing comfort.
This combination of soft and firm coils make up the core, creating different comfort zones. Firmer coils toward the middle of the mattress help provide more support for the hips and back, while softer coils at the head and foot of the mattress help reduce pressure on the neck and shoulders.
The mattress features a bottom, middle, and top later of naturally flame-resistant wool, so no chemical flame retardants are used in the construction. Wool is also naturally breathable and helps regulate body temperature — another win for those who tend to sleep hot. All of this is surrounded by a 100% organic cotton cover for added comfort.
Thanks to the eco-friendly materials used, the Parachute mattress is completely recyclable.
Review of the Parachute mattress
I would describe the Parachute as a medium-firm mattress. It’s soft enough for side and stomach sleepers like myself while providing firm enough support for back sleepers. Though it only comes in one firmness level, this could easily be amended with a plush mattress topper for a softer feel without losing any support. The Parachute mattress is available in a full range of sizes, from twin to California king.
As a restless sleeper, this mattress has been a game-changer for how I get through the night — which is with far less 2 a.m. wake-ups and much more uninterrupted sleep. I attribute much of this to the motion transfer control. Thanks to all those pocketed coils, I rarely wake up when my partner rolls over in the night. I’ve also noticed that I’ve slept much more comfortably. I haven’t overheated once during the night while sleeping on the Parachute, and have consistently woken up without any of the mysterious aches and pains that I used to. No more stiff neck, back, or shoulders to be had.
The bottom line
If you’re searching for a firm, yet cozy mattress that’s made to last and won’t have you overheating during the night, I would highly recommend the Parachute. At just under $2,000 for a Queen-sized mattress, it is an investment — but I’d argue it’s a worthwhile one. Parachute has improved the way I sleep — more deeply with less random wake-ups during the night, and I no longer experience aches and pains in the morning.
This observation from Real Simple sums it up nicely: “If you consider that you’ll sleep on this mattress for the next 10 years, the nightly cost for the most expensive king size comes to just 60 cents per night.” In my opinion, being able to start my day refreshed and alert makes the Parachute worth all that spare change.
With this mattress, you get what you pay for: hand-crafted quality, hassle-free delivery, and a 10-year warranty for extra peace of mind. If you’re still not 100% sure if this mattress will be a good sleep solution for you, every Parachute mattress comes with a 90-day trial and free returns.