Vispring Duchess pillowtop mattress review
What is the Vispring Duchess Pillowtop Mattress?
The Vispring Duchess Pillowtop mattress is an exclusive offering from Furniture Village, notable for its dual-layer, calico pocket-sprung core featuring 2812 springs. It includes a pillow top with additional micro-pocket springs and is crafted using Shetland wool, Airstream Memory Wool, Cocolok, British wool and British cotton. This mattress comes with a 20-year structural guarantee. Before using, airing it for four hours is recommended to eliminate any odours and allow the springs to adjust to their full size. If placed on a slatted bed frame, ensure the slats are no wider than 7cm apart.
How Does it Feel to Lie on?
The Vispring Duchess offers a unique feel, ranging from medium soft to medium, likely due to the inclusion of Cocolok – a coir and latex bonded material known for its firmer feel. It provides reasonable spinal support, especially for front and back sleepers, but might not be as comfortable for side sleepers. Over time, the natural fillings tend to compress, leading to a loss in height and potentially affecting support for front sleepers. The mattress facilitates easy movement, suitable for those who often change positions during sleep. However, its stability might be limited, possibly causing disturbance to a sleeping partner.
Of our five testers who prefer a medium soft to medium feel, two found the Vispring Duchess very comfortable, while those looking for a plusher feel found it less satisfactory.
Key Maintenance Tips
There’s no need to flip this mattress, but regular rotation from head to foot is advised. Four side handles assist in this process.
Should You Consider Buying?
The Vispring Duchess provides good initial support, but be aware that it may lose height over time, which could impact its overall support. It’s a one-sided pillowtop mattress and we generally advise understanding the long-term implications of this design before making a decision. Ultimately, the choice rests with the consumer.