Parachute Mattress Review
The Parachute Mattress is a hybrid model made with a unique blend of organic cotton, New Zealand wool, and tempered steel coils. It is the only mattress currently produced by Parachute, which launched in 2014 as an online retailer and has since expanded with store locations across the United States. The company produces bedding, home decor, and furniture.
The Parachute Mattress has a 13-inch profile and firm feel. The natural and organic materials appeal to eco-conscious shoppers while offering above-average durability. Pocketed coils add bounce to the mattress while encouraging airflow.
We’ll break down the hybrid construction of the Parachute Mattress and how it performs in categories like temperature regulation and motion isolation. We’ll also take a closer look at who the Parachute Mattress may be best for, along with relevant shipping, sleep trial, and warranty policies.
|Parachute Mattress||Saatva Classic||T&N Original Mattress|
|Firmness||Firm (7)||Soft (3), Medium Firm (6), Firm (8)||Medium Firm (6)|
Parachute Mattress Review: Our Verdict
Parachute uses sustainable manufacturing practices, and the mattress is likely to appeal to eco-conscious shoppers and those who prefer natural materials. It differs from other hybrid models in that it does not include any foam or latex in its construction. The mattress includes an organic cotton cover, New Zealand wool, and steel coils.
These materials help regulate temperature and keep hot sleepers comfortable throughout the night. The hybrid construction and firm (7) feel make it particularly suitable for back and stomach sleepers who weigh more than 130 pounds. For couples, the Parachute offers ease of movement and plenty of bounce. Those who share the bed may notice more motion transfer than they would on a foam or latex model.
Choose the Parachute Mattress if…
- You weigh over 130 pounds and sleep on your back or stomach
- You prefer a firm mattress with robust support
- You tend to sleep hot
- You are looking for a mattress made with natural materials
Keep Shopping if…
- You weigh under 130 pounds and sleep on your side
- You prefer a soft or conforming mattress
- You or your partner toss and turn and want to minimize sleep disturbances
How Much Is the Parachute Mattress?
The Parachute Mattress is priced comparably to other hybrid mattresses of similar quality. The above-average durability of the mattress adds value for shoppers.
The mattress is produced in all six standard mattress sizes. Parachute does not currently offer any customization options that affect the price of the mattress. Standard shipping and returns are free.
|Twin||38" x 75"||75 lbs.||$1299|
|Twin XL||38" x 80"||80 lbs.||$1299|
|Full||53" x 75"||100 lbs.||$1799|
|Queen||60" x 80"||120 lbs.||$1899|
|King||76" x 80"||150 lbs.||$2199|
|California King||72" x 84"||160 lbs.||$2199|
How Does the Parachute Mattress Feel?
The Parachute Mattress is firm, rating around 7 on the 10-point firmness scale. Rather than foam comfort layers that you can sink into, the Parachute uses layers of New Zealand wool for cushioning.
Beneath the soft cotton cover and wool batting is a section of pocketed microcoils that respond to pressure and gently contour to the shape of the body.
Pocketed coils beneath the microcoils and wool layers provide ergonomic support with zoned sections. This support core is engineered to promote spinal alignment throughout the night. It also adds bounce to the mattress, making it easier to change positions and move around on the mattress as needed.
What Is the Parachute Mattress Made of?
The Parachute Mattress is made to order in the U.S. from tempered steel, certified organic cotton, and New Zealand wool.
There are no foam or latex layers used in this unique hybrid construction. Natural materials are layered beneath a cotton cover. The mattress is hand-tufted to avoid the use of adhesives or chemicals. It has a high profile of 13 inches.
The Parachute Mattress cover is made of 100% organic cotton, which is naturally breathable and absorbent.
The Parachute Mattress has two initial comfort layers of New Zealand wool for cushioning and temperature regulation. Wool acts as a natural flame-resistant barrier. It’s also a sustainable, biodegradable, and renewable resource.
Beneath the wool are three tiers of pocketed mini coils for contouring and support. A transition layer of wool sits between the microcoils and support core.
The support core of the Parachute Mattress is made with zoned, multi-gauge pocketed tempered steel coils. Thinner coils are positioned beneath the head, neck, shoulders, and legs for a slightly softer feel, while the middle section is firmer to support the spine. These coils are reinforced by a layer of wool batting.
What Type of Sleeper Is the Parachute Mattress Best for?
The Parachute Mattress is best for back and stomach sleepers who weigh more than 130 pounds. Its zoned support core and firm rating help promote spinal alignment for these sleepers. We’ll break down additional considerations that shoppers should keep in mind, based on their preferred sleep positions.
The Parachute Mattress may be suitable for side sleepers over 130 pounds who like a particularly firm mattress, but those who weigh less will likely find that the mattress is too firm. While the wool batting cushions the shoulders and hips to a certain extent, pressure may still build up in these areas.
Combination sleepers should find that the Parachute Mattress makes it easy to change positions throughout the night. It is particularly suitable for sleepers who primarily shift between back and stomach sleeping. Those who share the bed may want to keep in mind that the Parachute Mattress does not isolate motion well, which may result in more sleep disturbances for their partner.
Back sleepers tend to maintain a neutral posture, but need sturdy support beneath the lumbar region. The zoned support core of the Parachute Mattress helps promote spinal alignment. The firm mattress keeps the hips and lower back from sinking in deeply, offering ample support for back sleepers of all weights.
Stomach sleepers benefit from a firm sleep surface, and the Parachute Mattress fits the bill. The zoned coil support core prevents the abdomen and hips from sinking into the mattress, which helps keep the spine aligned. Wool batting cushions the upper body.
How Does Body Weight Impact the Parachute Mattress' Performance?
Body weight impacts how firm a mattress feels. Sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds will likely find this mattress to be too firm, as the wool and pocketed coils do not offer sufficient contouring.
Those who weigh more than 130 pounds should find this mattress to be firm and supportive. The zoned coils provide ergonomic support, while the wool layers cushion areas where pressure is likely to develop. The responsive coils offer moderate contouring for these sleepers for additional pressure relief.
Is It Good for Couples?
The Parachute Mattress has several benefits for couples, but there are a few drawbacks that should be considered.
It rates highly for amorous activity, due to the responsive coil layers and minimal contouring. The natural materials and hybrid construction make it efficient at regulating temperature, which is beneficial for those who tend to overheat. Supportive coils provide sturdy edge support, and couples can comfortably use the entire mattress.
The Parachute Mattress is particularly suitable if both parties are back or stomach sleepers. Side sleepers may find the mattress to be too firm. Combination sleepers may notice that the mattress transfers their movements across the bed, disturbing their partner. Couples who value motion isolation may want to consider a model with foam comfort layers instead.
Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies
The Parachute Mattress only ships within the contiguous U.S. It is exclusively available through Parachute.
Mattress orders can be placed online and shipped directly to the customer’s home. Parachute stores have display models of the mattress, but do not keep mattresses in stock.
Free ground shipping is offered on all orders in the contiguous U.S.
Each Parachute Mattress is made to order and delivered within 1 to 3 weeks after your order is placed.
The mattress comes wrapped in plastic, vacuum sealed, and shipped in a standard box. Unboxing the mattress may require two people, due to its weight. Once unboxed, the mattress can be placed on the bed frame or foundation. Carefully remove any plastic packaging and allow the mattress to fully expand.
- Additional Services
White Glove delivery is available for an additional $150 charge. This service includes a delivery team unboxing and setting up the Parachute Mattress, and old mattress removal. The delivery partner reaches out to the customer within 7 to 10 business days of purchase to schedule delivery.
- Sleep Trial
Parachute offers a 100-night sleep trial. If you decide the mattress isn’t right for you, your return must be scheduled before the trial period ends in order to be eligible for a refund. Parachute arranges pick-up of the mattress, and there are no return or restocking fees. White Glove delivery fees are non-refundable.
The Parachute Mattress comes with a 10-year limited warranty that covers any defects in manufacturing or materials that might result in ripping, tearing, or other issues that render it unusable. In the event of a defect, Parachute will repair or replace the mattress at no charge.