The Ultimate Comparison Guide

Vispring Mattresses

Are you looking for comparisons to Vispring mattresses. This guide will help you find higher quality and better priced handmade mattresses with a similar production method, natural fillings, hand-craftsmanship and unparalleled comfort to that of a mattress in the Vispring collection.

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Vispring mattresses

For the past century, the Vispring mattress company has been one of the world’s premier manufacturers and an excellent bed maker with a striking design and style process.

By taking such care over the build of their collections, Vispring beds, divans, headboards, and pillows create a practically unrivalled sleeping experience. In addition, they disclose what’s in their beds and mattresses and use the age-old craftsmanship of handmade products that we pride ourselves on at Winstons Beds.

Vispring assures excellent support of specially made and selected calico springs and the softness of sumptuous fillings such as natural Shetland Isle wool, silk and cashmere. Vispring takes the time to find out what comfort means to the consumer and then creates a bed with a level of luxury that they believe will transform the quality of your sleep.

Every Vispring bed is meticulously created by men and women who have trained for years to learn their craft. These experienced technicians will create a remarkable combination of tension, mattress filling and fabric to make your one-of-a-kind bed.

Hand side-stitching is a skill that takes years to master, and it gives each mattress a beautiful, tailored finish and supportive strength to the mattress edges that cheap beds need a metal rod to accomplish. This attention to detail makes Vispring a leader in the world of luxury beds.

The bulk of our customers are Vispring customers, and the most common question they ask us is which of our luxury mattresses compares to Vispring. Whilst we cannot guarantee an exact feel, we create models that are just as or more luxurious and plush than the Vispring range due to Winstons having a higher GSM of natural material.

At Winstons Beds, you will get a quality product at a lower price; however, Vispring markets and sells their luxury mattresses through retail shops, which means their costs are significantly higher than ours for similar products. Nevertheless, this guide will help show you the similarities between Winstons Beds and Vispring comparable feeling mattresses available at lower prices, with a similar construction method, feel and quality.

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How are Vispring mattresses made?

A Vispring mattress is hand made by expert craftsmen rather than machinery, so building one can take many hours, ensuring that each is high quality. In addition, Vispring uses the finest natural materials, including 100% platinum-certified fleece wool, fine cotton, long stranded horsehair, silk, Bamboo and vicuña. These breathable, porous, and hypoallergenic materials work in symmetry to regulate your body temperature throughout the night, assuring sound sleep, comfort, and an inviting sleeping surface that are hallmarks of a Vispring bed.

Unlike standard mattresses, Vispring beds have an individual pocket spring wrapped in calico fabric that moves independently, allowing for better support and comfort. Each reacts individually to pressure applied; therefore, sharing a pocket sprung mattress will reduce the feeling of rolling into the other person, promoting a more restful night’s sleep. They also allow for much more support whilst sleeping, as they contour to the shape of your body.

The natural materials combined with expert craftsmanship create a comfortable and supportive surface with optimum softness for that perfect sleeping experience that should last you for life.

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A breakdown of Vispring mattresses

We reviewed the Vispring mattresses construction method. The support layers generally consist of pocket springs. The luxury materials are piled and stitched together with tufting that covers the width of the mattress. The material is then compressed into a mattress and is made using almost no chemicals.

There are four firmness levels for most Vispring mattresses, and you can choose the firmness level for each side of the mattress. Vispring varies the gauge of the springs on each side to accomplish the different firmness levels.

From a performance aspect, Vispring mattresses claim to have the finest natural materials and be excellent at regulating temperature, offering exceptional comfort and support in whatever sleeping position you choose.

Soft mattress

  • 1.2mm gauge

Medium mattress

  • 1.4mm gauge

Firm mattress

  • 1.6mm gauge

Extra firm mattress

  • 1.8mm gauge

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Problems with Vispring mattresses

From reading the Vispring mattresses reviews on Trustpilot, customers are complaining about:

  • Dips and sags
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Bad smell
  • Uncomfortable
  • No edge support

From the 284 Trustpilot reviews, we found on Vispring, there were:

  • 76, 1 star reviews
  • 14, 2 star reviews

A total of 90 of 284 customers have been unhappy, with some saying Vispring commissioned a report from an independent bed technician. While acknowledging the problems, they concluded it was not a manufacturing fault. So the customers could not claim on the guarantee.

(Review information collected from Trustpilot on the 14/4/22)

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Why is a Vispring mattress having these problems?

We believe there are important reasons for these issues, detailed below.

Bad Smells

It’s normal for natural fibres such as horsehair and wool to give off a bad smell, which can last for some time after unpacking. Unfortunately, there is no specific time limit that can be applied. If the bad smell persists for longer than two weeks, it might be best to exchange the mattress.

Aches and pains, Dips and sags

Our research indicates the average depth of a Vispring mattress to be approximately 25cm. The height of the spring used in a Vispring mattress is about 15cm leaving only 10cm of space for the natural fillings. Vispring uses, on average, approximately 3100gsm of fillings in their mattresses. This meagre amount of filings is most likely why the mattresses lose their comfort so quickly and cause aches and pains, dips and sags. Always look at the depth of any mattress you want to buy; the thinner the mattress, the fewer fillings it will have, but even with a thicker mattress, make sure if there is a high GSM of fillings; otherwise the mattress will lose its comfort very quickly.

At Winstons Beds, we believe any mattress with less than 3600gsm of fillings cannot be considered a luxury mattress. The fillings are the most expensive part, so don’t let manufacturers or retailers make you think the handcrafting, mattress outer cover or spring count is why your mattress is more costly but with fewer fillings. Instead, you are being charged more to cover higher overheads or significant markups.

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Vispring vs Winstons Beds

Vispring Elite

This is Visprings entry-level mattress. Its fillings include:

  • 1,350gsm Bonded British Fleece Wool
  • Two 900gsm Blended British Fleece Wool and Cotton pads

Making a total of 3150gsm. The outer cover is finished with Satin Ivory. The Elite has a total depth of 21cm, a 1254 spring count, two rows of hand side-stitching, eight horizontal handles, and 16 air vents. This mattress has an overall medium feel in the upholstery and is available in 4 tensions. It retails at £1465 for a kingsize at andsotobed 19/4/22.

Vispring Devonshire

The Devonshire consists of:

  • 300gsm British Fleece Wool
  • 1,700gsm of Hand-Teased Devonshire Fleece Wool
  • 600gsm of British Fleece Wool

Making a total of 2600gsm. The outer cover is a choice of Belgian Ticking. The Devonshire has a total depth of 21cm, a 1326 spring count, two rows of hand side-stitching, eight horizontal handles, and 16 air vents. This mattress has an overall medium feel in the upholstery and is available in 7 tensions. It retails at £2405 for a kingsize at andsotobed 19/4/22.

Winstons Premium Cotton 1500 Pocket Spring Mattress

The first in our range to compare to the Vispring Elite and Devonshire is our Winstons Premium 1500. This is our entry-level handmade natural mattress and consists of:

  • 600gsm British Wool
  • 400gsm Hypoallergenic White Fibre
  • 2500gsm Premium Cotton
  • 750gsm Natural Hessian

Making a total of 4250GSM. Due to the use of wool and white fibre in the top comfort layers, the mattress will have a more cushioning feel than the Vispring mattresses. Furthermore, the Winstons Premium has 1100gsm more fillings than the Vispring Elite and 1650gsm more than the Vispring Devonshire. As a result, the Winstons Premium will feel significantly more comfortable. In addition, it will have a much longer lifespan due to having more fillings.

The outer cover is made from 100% Chemical-Free Viscose. The mattress has a total depth of 33cm, a 1500 pocket spring count, two rows of hand side-stitching, eight horizontal handles, and 16 air vents. This mattress is available in 4 tensions. It retails at £1399.99 for a king size.

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Winstons Premier Wool Vs Vispring Herald Superb & Vispring Shetland

Vispring Herald Superb Mattress

The Vispring Herald Superb has a firmer feel at the top. It contains:

  • 1,000gsm Bonded British Fleece Wool
  • 1,200gsm Horsehair
  • 1,200gsm Blended British Fleece Wool

Making a total of 3400gsm. The outer cover is finished with Satin Ivory Belgian Ticking and has a total depth of 21cm, 1476 pocket springs, two rows of hand side-stitching, eight horizontal handles, and 16 air vents. The Vispring Herald Superb has an overall firm feel in the upholstery and is available in 7 tensions. It retails at £2630 for a king at andsotobed April 2022.

Vispring Shetland Mattress

The Shetland is one of Vispring’s softer mattresses. It contains:

  • 600gsm Needled British Fleece Wool
  • 950gsm Hand-teased Shetland Isle Fleece Wool
  • Two 300gsm British Fleece Wool pads

Making approximately a total of 2150gsm. The outer cover is finished with Belgian Ticking and has a depth of 21cm, a 1720 spring count, three rows of hand side-stitching, eight horizontal handles, and 16 air vents. The Shetland has an overall medium soft feel in the upholstery and is available in 7 spring tensions. It retails at £5055 for a king-size at andsotobed April 2022.

Winston’s Premier British Wool 1500 Pocket Spring Mattress

The Winston’s Premier British Wool 1500 is our 100% natural handmade wool mattress. It consists of:

  • 600gsm Premium Wool
  • 2500gsm Pure New Woven British Wool
  • 1000gsm British Wool
  • 750gsm Natural Hessian

Making a total of 4850gsm. Due to the use of premium wool and woven wool in the top comfort layers, the Premier Wool will have a more supportive, cool and cushioning feel than the Vispring mattresses. Furthermore, the Winston’s Premier British Wool has 1450gsm more fillings than the Vispring Herald Superb and 2700gsm more than the Shetland. As a result, the Winston’s Premier British Wool will feel significantly more comfortable and pressure relieving. In addition, it has a much longer lifespan due to having more fillings.

The outer cover is made from 100% Chemical-Free Viscose, and it has a total depth of 30cm, 1500 spring count, three rows of hand side-stitching, eight horizontal handles, and 16 air vents. The Winston’s Premier British Wool is available in 4 tensions. It retails at £1699.99 for a king.

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Winstons Ultimate Hybrid Latex Vs Vispring Regal Superb & Vispring Signatory

Vispring Regal Superb

The Vispring Regal Superb is one of their most popular models. It contains:

  • 1,000gsm Bonded British Fleece Wool
  • 1,200gsm Horsetail Blended with British Fleece Wool
  • 900gsm Blended Fleece Wool

Making a total of 3100gsm. The outer cover is finished with Satin Ivory Belgian Ticking and has a total depth of 23cm, 1720 springs, three rows of hand side-stitching, eight horizontal handles, and 16 air vents. The Vispring Regal Superb has an overall medium feel in the upholstery and is available in 7 tensions. It retails at £4360 for a king size at andsotobed August 2021.

Vispring Signatory

The Vispring Signatory is one of their most expensive models and has a medium feel. It contains:

  • 900gsm Blended Fleece Wool and Cotton
  • 450gsm Hand-Teased Horsetail
  • 600gsm Hand-Teased Fleece Wool
  • 200gsm Cashmere
  • 900gsm Blended Fleece Wool and Cotton

Making a total of 3050gsm. The outer cover is finished with Satin Ivory Belgian Ticking and has a total depth of 23cm, 2664 springs, four rows of hand side-stitching, eight horizontal handles, and 16 air vents. The Vispring Signatory has an overall medium feel in the upholstery and is available in 7 tensions. It retails at £11,850 for a king size at andsotobed August 2021.

Winston’s Ultimate Hybrid Latex Pocket Spring

The Winston’s Ultimate Hybrid Latex is our 100% natural handmade latex mattress and the world’s most luxurious hybrid. It consists of:

  • 2 inches 100% Natural Latex
  • 1000gsm Ultra Wool, Cashmere & Silk
  • 1200gsm Hand Teased Wool
  • 1200gsm Hand Teased Horsehair
  • 300gsm Hand Teased Mohair
  • 1300gsm British Cotton

Making a total of 5000GSM and 1-inch latex on either side. Due to the natural latex, wool, cashmere, silk and horsehair in the top section, the Ultimate Hybrid Latex will have superior support and comfort. Furthermore, it has 1900gsm more fillings than the Vispring Regal Superb and 1950gsm more fillings than the Vispring Signatory. As a result, the Winston’s Ultimate Hybrid Latex will feel significantly more cooling, supportive, comfortable and pressure relieving. In addition, it has a much longer lifespan due to having more fillings.

The outer cover is made from 100% Chemical-Free Viscose and has a total depth of 33cm, 3000 revolutionary binary spring unit, 6 rows of hand side-stitching, eight horizontal handles, and 16 air vents. The Winston’s Ultimate Hybrid Latex is available in 3 tensions. It retails at £2799.99 for a king size.

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The Winstons No1 Vs Vispring Magnificence & Vispring Diamond Majesty

Vispring Magnificence

The Vispring Magnificence is one of their top and most luxurious models and features two layers of four-coil springs. It contains:

  • 900gsm Blended Fleece Wool and Cotton
  • 610gsm Hand-Teased Horsetail
  • 200gsm Cashmere
  • 200gsm Mohair
  • 600gsm Hand-Teased Fleece Wool
  • 1,200gsm Blended Fleece Wool and Cotton

Making a total of 3710gsm. The outer cover is finished with Satin Ivory Belgian Ticking and has a total depth of 25cm, 2812 pocket springs, five rows of hand side-stitching, eight horizontal handles, and 16 air vents. The Vispring Magnificence has an overall medium feel in the upholstery and is available in 7 tensions. It retails at £14,415 for a king size at andsotobed August 2021.

Vispring Diamond Majesty

The Vispring Diamond Majesty contains:

  • 300gsm Lambswool Pad
  • 900gsm British Horsehair
  • 1050gsm Blended Wool, Cashmere, Silk and Bamboo
  • 200gsm Vicuna
  • 900gsm Wool and Organic Cotton

Making a total of 3350gsm. The outer cover is finished with the finest quality ticking and has a total depth of 28cm, over 3500 pocket springs, 6 rows of hand side-stitching, eight horizontal handles, and 16 air vents. The Vispring Diamond Majesty has an overall medium-soft feel in the upholstery and is available in 4 tensions. It retails above £25000 for a king size.

The Winstons No1 13500 Pocket Spring

The Winstons No1 is an exclusive 100% natural handmade and the world’s first and only 7-row hand-side stitched mattress. It consists of:

  • 300gsm Hand Teased Alpaca
  • 400gsm Bamboo
  • 300gsm Hand Teased Mohair
  • 1200gsm Hand Teased Horsehair
  • 1300gsm Hand Teased Wool
  • 1300gsm British Cotton
  • 600gsm Hand Teased Wool
  • 950gsm Organic Flax

Making a total of 6350GSM. Due to the alpaca, Bamboo, wool, mohair and horsehair in the top section, the No1 will have unmatched support and luxurious comfort. Furthermore, it has 2640gsm more fillings than the Vispring Magnificence and 3000gsm more fillings than the Vispring Diamond Majesty. As a result, the Winstons No1 will feel significantly more sumptuous, cooling, supportive, comfortable and pressure relieving. In addition, it has a much longer lifespan due to having more fillings.

The outer cover is made from 100% Chemical-Free Viscose, and it has a total depth of 33cm, 13500 7-zoned patented spring technology, 7 rows of hand side-stitching, eight horizontal handles, and 16 air vents. The Winston’s No1 is available in 4 tensions. It retails at £3199.99 for a king size.

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Does Vispring sell a pillow top mattress?

Yes. The Vispring Baroness Pillow top and Vispring Duchess Pillow Top mattress. The Vispring Baroness pillow top has a total depth of 31cm with a 21cm core and 10cm pillow top. It retails for £1749 (on the 14/4/22 furniture village) for a kingsize. Unfortunately, Vispring has stopped providing the GSM of their mattresses, making it quite difficult for you as the customer to compare this with other models accurately. However, the one we tested has a plush feel in the top layer due to the mixed wool and micro springs.

The problem with the Baroness pillow top is that the core only has a depth of 21cm, with the pillow top taking up 32% of where the most fibres should be with a mix of micro springs and fibres.

Vispring also offers dual tension, which means you can have two different spring tension in one mattress. The downside is that you will need to swap sleeping sides when you rotate it every 4-6 weeks.

The Duchess Pillowtop is the most pricey of the Vispring pillowtop range. It costs £5899 for a king-size (on the 14/4/22 furniture village). However, compared to the Baroness, it has a firmer feel due to the two layers of micro springs combined with the coir, latex and cocolok. Cocolok and coir are firmer feeling fibres often used as insulators.

The core of the Duchess is a dual spring that allows more give and has a depth of 38cm. The Duchess also uses Airstream Memory wool, a synthetic blended fibre, so, unfortunately, it is not 100% natural.

If you’re looking for a plush feel, the Baroness will be a suitable choice, whereas the Duchess will be more appropriate if you are looking for a firmer feel. Nevertheless, you could easily purchase a two-sided pillow top from Winstons Beds for a similar price when they launch in June 2022. You will get a two-sided mattress and removable topper, superior to any pillow top currently on the market. Please get in touch with us to order pre-launch if you can’t wait until June.

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Are Vispring beds worth the money?

Vispring divan beds are pocket sprung divans handmade for your mattress. Their deeply upholstered divans have a gently curved top edge that is the perfect base. Vispring carefully nests vanadium coated calico spring units in a solid timber frame, forming a responsive layer aligned with the mattress above. It supports you perfectly to give you the most comfortable sleep possible. Every divan bed is finished in the finest natural materials and can be personalised with various fabrics.

If your current Vispring bed is in good condition, there is no need to buy a new one for your bedroom unless you want a new style, different fabrics or more drawer options.

In regards to whether we think a Vispring bed is worth the money, No, we believe Vispring bed bases are overpriced as the same quality base can be sourced elsewhere for a lower price.

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The bottom line

There’s a lot to contemplate when buying a luxury mattress as there is a significant cost involved. Most importantly, you must ensure you research the GSM of the model you are potentially going to buy is above 3600gsm. Remember, the more gsm (high-quality natural fillings), the comfier the mattress and the longer it will last.

You’re in the right place if you’re looking for a higher spec mattress to a new Vispring bed, mattress or headboard at a fair price.

If you need more help, please contact us on 0161 250 9200. We have an expert team who will be happy to assist you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Airflow memory wool is a blend of wool and recycled plastics. As a result, the wool gets its high loft and memory rebound. It is similar to blending wool with polyester to reduce sagging and keep loft. Unfortunately, Airflow Memory Wool's mattresses can't be considered 100% natural but a blend of possibly 90% natural to 10% synthetic fibres.
A Vispring bed has approximately 58 spring types and four different tensions – soft, medium, medium-firm and firm, so finding the absolute Vispring bed to suit you for a perfect night's sleep for many years should not be hard to find.
Sizes include the Vispring single mattress and Vispring double mattress, up to the magnificent Vispring traditional bedstead mattress super king-size.
The best Vispring is the one that feels most comfortable to you. With linings of fine cotton, long stranded horsehair, lamb's wool, silk and cashmere, pretty much every mattress could be ranked as 'the best, especially compared to other brands.
The deep upholstery produces an unrivalled sensation, and those natural, chemical-free materials provide superior softness and loft. With outstanding climate management, sumptuousness is guaranteed for a truly fantastic night of sleep.
Both Winstons and Vispring are so sure of our quality and craftsmanship that we know we can offer an extended guarantee night after night. Compared to the industry standard of 7-10 years.
The Viceroy Divan base is our favourite and has been constructed with two layers of hand-nested calico pocket springs and filled with quality blended British fleece wool and horsehair. It can be upholstered in the finest quality material. Like us, they make the perfect bed, only ours are more reasonably priced, and so if you are looking for that luxury pocket sprung new bed, then take a look at our upholstered divan range for a modern style to fit any bedroom. So place a Winston's luxury upholstered pocket sprung divan in your online basket today, checkout, and we will assure you the best bed you have ever had.
The best Vispring headboards are the Palladio headboard, Muses headboard and the Moncorvo headboard. They are deeply upholstered with a solid timber frame, gently rounded corners and quality fabrics. These luxury headboards will fit your perfect bed in any bedroom.
Yes. Vispring sells luxury divan beds upholstered in material with mitred corners that will bring style and elegance to any bedroom. A new bed from Vispring can last an entire life, will suit most mattresses and are available in all sizes up to a super king.
They offer a range of pillows, mattress protector and toppers designed to make the perfect addition to the Vispring bed. The best pillow from their range is the Vispring European Duck and Feather.
At Winstons, we make it easy to purchase your new bed on finance. If you are over 18, you can apply for finance. We have many different options available, and for your peace of mind, we are regulated by the FCA and can be found on the financial services register.
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Published: 10th August 2021 (Updated: 12th August 2022) | Isaah