Tulo Hybrid Mattress Overview
Tulo is an interesting mattress-in-a-box because Tulo understands that a good night’s rest looks different to each sleeper. Each mattress is crafted with this in mind. Owned by Mattress Firm, Tulo is backed by a sleep industry veteran with its roots in the traditional brick-and-mortar mattress space. The Tulo-Mattress Firm relationship just makes sense.
Tulo’s hybrid bed-in-a-box comes in three different firmness levels — firm, medium, and medium firm — which means it can pretty well cater to just about any sleeping position. Side sleepers should be happy with the cradling support of the soft or medium, and back and stomach sleepers should feel right at home with the firm model. To learn all about this quality bed and its wallet-friendly price tag, continue along in our review.
Honest Tulo Mattress Review Video
While Tulo hasn’t been around as long as Purple, WinkBed, and many of the other mattresses that we’ve reviewed, it’s starting to gain some real steam. And we think for good reason. It comes in three different firmness levels, you can try in-store before you buy, and it’s offered at a very attractive price point, especially if you hunt for deals/coupons.
Tulo Mattress Firmness and Feel
How firm is the Tulo mattress?
Overall, we’d put the Tulo Medium version in the medium range on our firmness scale (funny how that works out sometimes). The mattress finds a nice balance between support and pressure relief.
But again, keep in mind, this is through the eyes (or body) of an average size person. The firmness of the mattress will vary a little bit depending on your weight. With that said, an average size person should expect the Firm version to land closer to a medium-firm and the Soft version to be a little closer to a medium-soft.
How does the Tulo mattress feel?
Even though Tulo is a hybrid mattress with a layer of memory foam on top, it doesn’t feel as soft as you might expect. You get a bit of that memory foam feel thanks to the top layer, but it’s very mild. We actually think it has more of a neutral-foam feel. Tulo reminds us of Yogabed and Tuft & Needle.
Tulo Hybrid Design And Construction
The Tulo mattress stands at 10″ tall and is comprised of four layers, designed to provide comfort and pressure relief.
- Base layer – The bottom foundation is made out of coils in order to give the mattress maximum support.
- Transition layer – On top of the support coils is a 1.5” layer of high resiliency firm foam meant to reduce surface compression and act as a transition layer between the firm base layer and the softer top layers
- Middle layer – The next layer is a 1.5” layer of a responsive polyfoam
- Comfort layer – Finally, the top layer is 2” of Tulo’s proprietary blend of titanium particles and a “Cool Flow” ventilated memory foam (fancy talk for gel memory foam)
- Mattress cover – Wrapping the entire mattress is a soft, breathable, knitted Polyester and Tencel blend cover. It’s about medium thickness and feels like your typical mattress cover. While you can technically remove the cover, Tulo doesn’t recommend it.
It’s important to note that Tulo Mattress comes in three firmness levels: Firm, Medium (most popular), and Medium Firm. The exact construction of the bed will depend on which model you get, but by and large, they’re all pretty similar.
Tulo Sleeper Style Analysis
Your ideal firmness level should be partially determined by your sleeping position. Side sleepers typically need a soft mattress, while back and stomach sleepers fare well on firmer beds.
- Side Sleepers
If you’re a side sleeper, we think you’d be okay with the Tulo Hybrid. If you’re really concerned with pressure relief and finding a softer mattress, you should look into the all-foam model. If you sleep on your side sometimes, but not exclusively, you should consider the Medium Hybrid option.
The bed does conform to your shoulders and hips and provides a nice amount of pressure relief (especially the Medium model), but if you want a truly plush foam mattress you might consider Nolah or Layla. Those beds are made entirely for side sleepers that want a really soft mattress.
- Stomach And Back Sleepers
Tulo is a good option for back and stomach sleepers—both the Medium and Firm version. You feel supported when lying flat, and the bed doesn’t sink in too much, which means your spine should remain aligned while you sleep.
In general, stomach and back sleepers naturally seek out firmer beds, which Tulo offers.
Tulo Body Type Analysis
How much you weigh and your body type will have a big influence on the mattress you buy. Lighter body types tend to put the least amount of pressure on the bed, so they don’t sink in very far. That usually translates into the mattress seeming firmer to them. The opposite is true for heavier folks. The more weight you put on the bed, the softer it will seem.
For the sake of this Tulo mattress review, an average body type is defined as between 150 lbs and 230lbs.
- Heavy body types
While heavier sleepers would probably be fine on the firm version in the short term, we worry about long-term durability. Heavier sleepers exert so much pressure on a bed, and we worry the mattress will sink down too much over time.
We usually steer heavy folks towards beds that contain coils for added support. If you weigh over 230 pounds, we’d recommend checking out our list of the Best Hybrid, Coil & Innerspring Mattresses.
Keep your body weight in mind as we move through this review. Also, just to be clear, it’s not entirely about your weight. Your height comes into play as well. It’s really more about your body weight distribution.
- Petite and average body types
For those of you who weigh under ~230 lbs, you’re usually in the clear for any mattress construction whether it be all-foam, innerspring (like the traditional mattress you used to have at your parents or grandparents’ house. As such, the Tulo Mattress is perfectly accommodating
Tulo Hybrid Mattress Pricing
Tulo is priced a little lower than the average bed-in-a-box, but we wouldn’t consider this a “cheap” mattress in terms of quality. Here’s a pre-discount pricing breakdown.
|King / Cal King||$960|
Is There A Tulo Mattress Coupon Or Discount Code?
Mattress Firm is almost always running sales in their stores and online. They discount Tulo quite often as well. You can check Tulo.com for current promotions. It would not at all surprise us to see you get $100 off or more. That’s how these mattress brands work. They set prices a bit high to leave room for deals.
Tulo Mattress Performance
With the Tulo mattress, you do get pressure relief from the foam and the coils, but you won’t feel as if you’re stuck in the mattress. The level of pressure relief will vary based on the firmness level you choose, and the most pressure-relieving option will be their Soft model (side sleepers, take note).
Typically, we rate beds as either cool, neutral or warm. We’d rate the Tulo mattress as neutral, which means the mattress won’t actively keep you cool, but you shouldn’t feel like you are burning up in the middle of the night either.
But keep in mind, other factors play into temperature, such as the location you live in, the type of pajamas you sleep in, or the temperature of your home.
The top layers of the Tulo mattress bounce back fairly quickly after pressure is released. We were impressed by the responsive time, considering the top layer of the bed is made out of memory foam. Many memory foam beds contour to your body so much that it requires extra effort to switch sleeping positions throughout the night.
However, that’s not the case with the Tulo mattress. We actually found it fairly easy to switch between positions.
Like most bed-in-a-box companies, Tulo offers several different policies to make you feel more comfortable about purchasing a bed online
- Free shipping and returns
- 120-night trial
- 10-year warranty
Tulo Hybrid Mattress Review Verdict
Overall, we were pretty impressed with the Tulo mattress, given its price tag. Mattress Firm has done a good job constructing and marketing this bed. We see it as a more affordable alternative to Casper and Leesa.
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Tulo Bed-In-A-Box Consumer Ratings
- Tulo Mattress Reviews Amazon: Overall, Tulo received a 4-star rating for its mattresses on Amazon. Most 1-star reviews mentioned the firmness of the mattress, which ultimately comes down to preference.
- Tulo Mattress Review Reddit: Feedback for Tulo mattresses — including Tulo mattress reviews and Tulo Liv Mattress reviews — on Reddit were both positive and negative. Again, many reviewers cited the firmness of the mattress (remember, it comes in three firmness levels). Others said it was a very good mattress for the price.
How We Test Mattresses
- Our testing process
My Slumber Yard has been around since the beginning of the bed in a box craze. Our team has personally tested and reviewed over 175 mattresses so far, and we keep more than 150 beds in our office so we can compare them (and take afternoon naps).
When testing mattresses, we evaluate the following factors:
- Construction: We cut beds open to see what’s inside and how it’s made.
- Feel: We check if it has a stuck-in-the-mud memory foam feel, or if it’s more of a neutral foam or a plush pillow top, etc.
- Firmness: We have our own firmness scale and evaluate how that may vary depending on your body and sleeper type.
- Pressure relief: We test what’s the sweet spot for different body and sleeper types.
- Support: How that changes by body/sleeper type
- Edge Support: This is important for couples who share a bed. Would you roll out of the bed, or can you sleep confidently close to the edges?
- Motion Isolation: We use the water glass test to see how the bed fares with motion transfer. This is another important factor for couples who don’t want to wake up when they move.
- Temperature Regulation: We use a temperature gun to evaluate if the bed warms up, stays neutral or actively cools while you sleep.
- Noise: This could be an issue in beds with coils or innerspring.
- Off-Gassing: Some beds could have a smell for a few weeks after unpacking, and we try to warn you about it.
- Company policies: We also take into account policies such as shipping, returns, trial period and warranty.
- Value: We look at a bed’s price in the context of what it offers in terms of features and quality of materials and construction.
With the Tulo hybrid mattress, you get to choose your firmness profile. It’s offered in three firmness levels: Firm, Medium (most popular), and Medium Firm.
We think side sleepers will be able to find a Tulo mattress that makes them happy—they offer three different firmness options.
As with hybrid beds, that depends on how well you take care of your mattress, if you follow the care instructions and whether or not you are a large-framed person or light-weight.
No. Like many newly manufactured products, the Tulo does off-gas VOCs. However, they are not toxic and should dissipate quickly.