The Tulo mattress is an affordable, all-foam mattress sold online and at select Mattress Firm locations throughout the U.S. One of the things that makes the Tulo particularly appealing (besides its lower-than-average price point) is the fact that it’s available in three different firmness levels: soft, medium, and firm. The 10-inch thick mattress is lightweight, and available in all sizes from twin to California king. Featuring four layers of foam, including a gel-infused top layer designed to keep the mattress cool, and a polyester knit blend cover, the Tulo is designed to appeal to a broad range of sleepers, regardless of sleep position.
Read on to learn more about the Tulo mattress, including its price, construction, and performance and everything else you should know before deciding to purchase one.
Tulo Mattresses At-A-Glance
|Tulo Medium||Tulo Soft||Tulo Firm|
|Firmness||6 (Medium)||4 (Medium soft)||7-8 (Firm)|
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How Much Is the Tulo Mattress?
Compared to other all-foam mattresses, Tulo has a lower-than-average price point, making it a good option for shoppers on a budget or those who want to try a memory foam mattress without making a major investment. The 120-night sleep trial and free delivery, as well as the option to try the mattress at a local bricks-and-mortar Mattress Firm location also makes the Tulo an appealing option for anyone new to memory foam mattresses. You may be able to schedule removal of your old mattress for an additional fee. Including a Tulo base also increases the price.
|Twin||39” x 75” x 10”||50 lbs.||$499|
|Twin XL||39” x 80” x 10”||52 lbs.||$599|
|Full||54” x 75” x 10”||64 lbs.||$649|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 10”||75 lbs.||$699|
|King||76” x 80” x 10”||91 lbs.||$899|
|California King||72” x 84” x 10”||94 lbs.||$899|
How Does the Tulo Mattress Feel?
Tulo is unique among all-foam mattresses in that it’s available in three different firmness levels: soft, medium, and firm. The variety of firmness options ensures that most everyone can find a Tulo option that’s comfortable, regardless of body weight or preferred sleeping position. As with all memory foam mattresses, when you sleep on the Tulo mattress, you will sink into the surface, rather than feeling like you are sleeping on top of the bed. Overall, the mattress offers a traditional memory foam feel, conforming close to the body and thus providing pressure relief.
How much support the Tulo provides depends in large part on the firmness level selected and individual body weight. Individuals weighing over 230 pounds, for example, tend to find the Tulo Soft lacks adequate support, regardless of sleep position. However, the ability to select from multiple firmness levels means that you can select the option that most closely matches your individual preferences.
What Is the Tulo Made Of?
The Tulo is an all-foam mattress made from four layers of foam. The top layer is two inches of gel-infused memory foam designed to provide cooling and comfort. The cooling effect is enhanced by the 1.5 inch layer of open-cell polyfoam underneath. This layer of foam is designed for maximum airflow and to reduce overheating.
The Tulo also has a 2-inch layer of responsive transition polyfoam foam to provide pressure relief atop a 4.5-inch layer of support foam. The supportive foam layer density varies based on whether the mattress is soft, medium, or firm.
All of the Tulo’s foam layers are wrapped in a breathable knit fabric cover made from a polyester/Tencel blend. The cover can be spot-cleaned. The company also offers replacement covers.
- Cover Material: Polyester/Tencel knit blend
- Comfort Layers: 2" memory foam (gel-infused), 3.25 PCF, 1.5" open-cell polyfoam, 2.5 PCF, 2" transition polyfoam, 2.5 PCF
- Support Core: 4.5" polyfoam, 1.8 PCF
Does the Tulo Isolate Motion?
Our testers give the Tulo a medium to high rating for motion isolation. The memory foam absorbs motion well, so even when you sleep with a partner, their movements are unlikely to disturb you. The mattress is also virtually silent, making it a good choice for couples.
Does the Tulo Sleep Cool?
Despite the layers of gel-infused and open-cell foam designed to keep the Tulo cool, it only receives a low to medium rating for temperature neutrality. Memory foam mattresses in general tend to sleep hotter than their innerspring or hybrid counterparts, and the Tulo is no exception. In fact, compared to some other all-foam mattress options, the Tulo sleeps warmer, so if you have a tendency to sleep hot, you may find this mattress uncomfortable.
Will It Sag Along the Edges?
As with temperature neutrality, the Tulo receives low marks for edge support. Compared to other mattresses, the Tulo sags more at the edges when you sit on them. The lack of edge support is also a concern while sleeping, as reviewers report feeling as if they will roll off the edge of the bed at night. The Tulo is not designed with additional edge support like some all-foam models, so if you sleep close to the edge of your mattress, or you have mobility issues that can make it difficult to get in and out of bed, the limited edge support could be an issue.
Is It Good for Sex?
Based on the fact that you sink down into the Tulo, which makes it harder to move around, as well as the fact that bounce and responsiveness is limited, the Tulo may not be ideal for some couples. Testers rated the soft and medium firmness mattresses low to medium for ease of movement, while the firm option is a bit more responsive and thus slightly better. Memory foam is designed to conform around your body to provide pressure relief, but “sinking into the mattress can make it harder to move around. That said, the Tulo is virtually silent, allowing for plenty of discretion during adult activities.
What About Off-gassing?
All memory foam mattresses emit some odor when they are first unboxed, and the Tulo is no different. The low rating among our testers indicates that the Tulo has a stronger smell that takes longer to dissipate than other mattresses. In most cases, the smell doesn't linger, though, and after a few days there are no discernible odors from the mattress.
What Type of Sleeper Is the Tulo Mattress Best for?
In general,side sleepers weighing less than 230 pounds find the Tulo mattress most comfortable, regardless of firmness. Back sleepers under 230 pounds also give the Tulo high ratings. For those over 230 pounds, the firm mattress is the most comfortable, regardless of preferred sleep position. They should avoid the soft mattress, as most reviewers give it poor ratings for any sleep position.
Overall, the medium firmness Tulo appeals to the widest variety of sleepers, regardless of body weight. Couples, or combination sleepers who switch positions throughout the night, are likely to find that matters most comfortable.
- Side Sleepers: Side sleepers weighing less than 230 pounds are most comfortable on the medium firmness Tulo. Side sleepers over 230 pounds prefer the firm version.
- Combination Sleepers: Combination sleepers are best suited by the medium firmness Tulo, which provides adequate support and pressure relief for all positions.
- Back Sleepers: Body weight determines the best firmness option for back sleepers: Those under 130 pounds prefer the medium firmness; those weighing more than 130 pounds are most comfortable on the firm Tulo.
How Does Body Weight Impact the Tulo Mattress's Performance?
As with all memory foam mattresses, your body weight significantly influences how comfortable you’ll be on the Tulo, and which firmness level is best for you. For example, if you weigh over 230 pounds, the Tulo Soft is unlikely to provide enough support or pressure relief; in fact our back and stomach testers over 230 pounds rated the Tulo Soft “poor,” and side sleepers in this weight range rated it fair.
On the other hand, side and back sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds tend to like the Tulo Soft, noting that it provides plenty of support for proper spinal alignment and pressure relief. Sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds and prefer sleeping on their stomach only rate the Tulo Soft fair, though. The Tulo Medium tends to be most comfortable for back sleepers in this weight range, and the firm mattress was rated “good” regardless of sleep position.
Side sleepers weighing between 130 and 230 pounds also gave the Tulo Soft an excellent rating, but stomach and back sleepers only gave that firmness a fair rating. However, the medium and firm Tulo mattresses received high marks from sleepers in the 130-230 pound range, with back and stomach sleepers rating the Tulo Firm excellent.
Is the Tulo Mattress Good for Couples?
In general, the Tulo Medium is the best option for couples, as it’s most comfortable for a variety of weights and preferred sleeping positions. All of the mattresses offer excellent motion isolation, so sleepers aren’t likely to be disturbed when their sleeping partner moves or gets out of bed.
However, as with most all-foam mattresses, the Tulo gets low ratings for ease of movement, and may not provide enough responsiveness and bounce for sex. The exception is the Tulo Firm, which is more responsive than the soft or medium mattresses. The Tulo also provides a medium level of temperature neutrality, so it may sleep too hot for couples if one or both partners tends to sleep hot.
Tulo's Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies
|Availability||Tulo mattresses can be purchased at tulo.com. They can also be purchased at Mattress Firm brick-and-mortar locations throughout the U.S.|
|Shipping||Tulo mattresses are shipped compressed in a box by FedEx Ground to addresses in the continental U.S. only. No shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, or international addresses. Shipping is free.|
|Additional Services||Tulo does not offer White Glove delivery as an option on their website, but customers can call (866) 238-4220 to inquire about options for old mattress removal.|
|Sleep Trial||Tulo offers a 120-night sleep trial. The company does not require a break-in period, but does request that you try the mattress for at least 30 nights. If you decide it’s not for you, there are no return shipping or restocking fees.|
|Warranty||The company offers a 10-year warranty covering defects in materials or craftsmanship. Tulo will repair or replace the mattress if a defect arises.|