Last year my fiancé and I moved into our first home, and with that came a need to revamp our furniture situation. Our current mattress was one of those thick, layered ones with coils, foam, and all. It had completely failed us and started to dip significantly in so many areas that we couldn’t lay down without feeling like we were falling off. Needless to say, this began our mattress search.
Researching mattresses became a full-time job because of all the choices available, and boxed ones just made the most sense to us, as we couldn’t transport a regular, open mattress. This is how we settled on two; Douglas* and Endy. Below I will compare both and provide you with all the information you need to make your own choice in your mattress search!
About the Two
Made entirely in Canada, the Douglas mattress is designed with comfort in mind. They take sustainability seriously, in fact, all of their mattresses are made to order to reduce manufacturing waste and their ecoLight® foam is made with up to 40% less carbon than high-density memory foam. Douglas mattresses are available coast-to-coast across Canada.
Endy is also manufactured entirely in Canada and available across the country. While not so focussed on sustainability, Endy does donate mattresses to those in need and works with not-for-profits and other charities.
Douglas and Endy both offer an RV mattress as well as their own standard mattresses that come in Twin to California King sizes.
The Douglas mattress is described as medium-firm. It is composed of 3 layers of foam beneath the washable cover to offer balanced pressure relief, coolness, and breathability.
The first layer is 2” Luxury ecoLight® Cooling Gel Foam. This layer is a durable memory foam that doesn’t trap heat.
The second layer is 2” Premium Elastex® Foam. This layer mimics the properties of latex without the same chemicals that cause allergic reactions.
The last layer is 6” Motion Isolation Support Foam. This layer helps to reduce motion transfer without the need for coils.
Endy categorizes their mattress as having optimal firmness. Similar to Douglas, it is also 10” high and has multiple foam layers to relieve pressure points and allow for better airflow.
Endy uses an open-cell foam top layer for breathability. The second and third foam layers help reduce motion transfer and offer support.
The top half of the mattress cover can be removed and put in the washing machine to clean.
Cost, Shipping & Warranties
The Douglas mattresses range in price from $599 to $849 before tax (CAD). They offer free shipping and returns across Canada, a 15 year warranty, and a 120 night sleep trial. Bottom line: if you don’t love your mattress, they will refund you in full, and donate your mattress to a local charity.
Endy mattresses range from $675 to $995 before tax (CAD). They offer free shipping and returns across Canada, a 10 year warranty, and a 100 night sleep trial.
We first tested out our Douglas Queen-Size Mattress on our slatted bed frame. It was easy to unbox and quick to expand. We loved the subtle mountain detail on the cover because it added that cozy, Canadian feel. Upon sitting down, I was surprised at how comfortable and soft it was, yet firm at the same time. No motion transferred from where I sat down at all! We slept on this mattress for a month and thoroughly enjoyed it. I usually sleep on my side and found that this mattress had significant support, while also remaining soft and cozy. I also didn’t wake up hot in the night, so it did truly hold a regular temperature.
The next month, we tested our Endy Queen Mattress on the same bed frame. Unpacking and setting up was a similar experience to our Douglas: easy and quick! The top cover layer, I noticed, seemed a little thicker than the Douglas and there were no added design features. The mattress was also much softer than the Douglas, because when I sat down, I sunk in more. The motion transfer was a little more noticeable as well. We did enjoy sleeping on this mattress, but I do feel like over time it may sink into our bed frame slats like our previous mattress did.
Overall, due to the lower price point, longer warranty, sleep trial and comfort-level of the Douglas, we have decided to switch back to that mattress for our nightly sleep. We will, however, keep our Endy for our guest room. I hope this comparison helped, and feel free to reach out with any other questions you may have regarding my experience!
* Douglas by Goodmorning.com supplied product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. *