Douglas vs Octave Mattress Comparison (2024)

Alex Forest

Sleep Content Specialist

  • Up-to-Date

    i

    The information included in each mattress review at the time of publication is accurate to the best of our knowledge.

    Our reviews do not speak for future versions of these mattresses.

  • Methodology

    i

    We test and review the industry’s most popular mattresses using a weighted scoring system factoring in 30+ criteria.
    Learn more >

Which Is Better: Octave or Douglas?

If you’re shopping for a Canadian foam mattress, both Douglas and Octave are a great choice—and are affordably priced under $1,000. So which one is right for you? It all depends on whether you’re willing to pay a little more for Octave’s exceptional cooling features.

Douglas Original is a foam mattress with a cooling gel foam layer. It provides balanced support and pressure-point relief for all sleeping positions. Douglas offers exceptional value with its 365-night sleep trial, 20-year warranty, and lower cost of $799 for a queen size.

Octave Vista is a memory foam mattress with premium foam layers. It’s engineered with advanced cooling features like phase-change material, copper-infused foam, and breathable air channels. The mattress cover is also infused with CryoFusion™ cooling nanofibres for a cool-to-the-touch feel. Octave comes with zoned support, a 365-night sleep trial, and a 15-year warranty. It’s priced at just $899 for a queen size—only $100 more than Douglas Original.

If you’re looking for a quality mattress at an accessible price, Douglas is a great choice. But if you’re willing to spend just a little more for premium features and outstanding cooling, Octave will keep temperatures low and comfort high.


Get the mattress that’s right for you.

Shop Octave  Shop Douglas


Mattress Breakdown

Douglas Original and Octave Vista compare favourably with a competitive 365-night sleep trial and overall value for the price. It all comes down to what you’re looking for in a mattress. Both provide excellent all-around comfort and support. But if you need advanced cooling features and are willing to spend a little more, we think you’ll love Octave.

To help you choose between Douglas and Octave, we’ve gathered all the information you need to accurately compare these two mattresses.

Octave Vista

9.7
CANADA DAY SALE!
Get sleep ready with a FREE Bundle, 50% Off Down Alternative Duvets, and 15% off everything else with mattress purchase!
Sale ends June 26th. See website for details >

Douglas Original

9.9
CANADA DAY SALE!
FREE Comfort Sleep Bundle, PLUS get 50% Off All Pillows with mattress purchase!
Sale ends June 26th. See website for details >

Price (Queen)

$899

$799

Sleep Trial Nights

365

365

Warranty Years

15

20

Feel

Medium-firm

Medium-firm

Standout Features

  • 365-night risk-free sleep trial
  • 15-year warranty
  • Free bedding bundle with pillow(s), sheets, mattress protector, and pillow protector(s)
  • Multiple cooling features, like copper-infused memory foam and phase-change material
  • Machine-washable cover
  • Ideal for side, back, and stomach sleepers
  • Free shipping, returns, and pickups in major metro areas
  • Zoned support to promote spinal alignment
  • 365-night risk-free sleep trial
  • 20-year warranty
  • Free mattress protector, sheets, pillow(s), and pillow protector(s) with purchase
  • Superior motion isolation for an undisturbed night’s sleep
  • Machine-washable cover
  • Ideal for side, back, and stomach sleepers
  • Free shipping, returns, and pickups in major metro areas
  • Available in RV sizes

Made In

Canada

Canada

 

Get the mattress that’s right for you.

Shop Octave  Shop Douglas


Mattress Sizes & Prices

Sizes*Octave PriceDouglas Price

Twin
75″ x 38″

$599

$599

Twin XL
80″ x 38″

$649

$649

Full/Double
75″ x 54″

$799

$699

Queen
80″ x 60″

$899

$799

King
80″ x 76″

$1,199

$899

California King
84″ x 72″

$1,199

$899

RV (Bunk)
75″ x 28″

N/A

$599

RV (3/4)
75″ x 48″

N/A

$719

RV (Short Queen)
75″ x 60″

N/A

$799

* Based on standard sizing. Individual mattress dimensions may vary.

 

Get the mattress that’s right for you.

Shop Octave  Shop Douglas


Mattress Performance Results

Octave Vista Mattress

Octave Vista

Douglas Original Mattress

Douglas Original

Feel

Feel

Medium-firm

Medium-firm

Firmness

Firmness

6.8 / 10

6.7 / 10

Edge Support

Edge Support

7.5 / 10

7.8 / 10

Motion Isolation

Motion Isolation

7.3 / 10

8.3 / 10

Bounce

Bounce

3.7 / 10

3.1 / 10

We commissioned third-party engineer testing to assess the performance of Douglas Original and Octave Vista. The results of this testing showed that you should get a great night’s sleep with either mattress. It just depends on whether you need advanced cooling and pressure-point relief. (If so, Octave might be right for you.)

Keep reading to find out how Douglas and Octave performed in testing for firmness, edge support, motion isolation, and bounce.

 

Firmness

Douglas Original scored 6.7/10 on the firmness scale. This places the mattress on the slightly firmer side of medium-firm. Octave Vista scored a near-identical 6.8/10. A medium-firm feel is ideal for a variety of sleep styles, including side, back, and stomach sleepers.

 

Edge Support

Douglas Original earned an above-average edge support score of 7.8/10. This is partly thanks to the mattress’s all-around sidewalls. Octave Vista scored slightly lower at 7.5/10, but this score is still above-average for a foam mattress. Either mattress makes it easy to sit on the edge of the bed without sliding off.

 

Motion Isolation

Motion isolation helps you enjoy a good night’s sleep without being disturbed by a restless partner, kids, or pets. Douglas Original has one of the highest motion isolation scores of any mattress we’ve tested, at 8.3/10. (For reference, Douglas Alpine and Douglas Summit currently hold our top motion isolation scores.)

Octave scored lower for motion isolation at 7.3/10. However, this is still an above-average score. If you choose either mattress, you shouldn’t be woken by movement on the other side of the bed.

 

Bounce

Generally, foam mattresses have lower bounce scores than their innerspring cousins. Douglas has a below-average average bounce rating of 3.1/10. This is thanks to its foam construction and excellent motion isolation. Octave’s bounce score is a little higher at 3.7/10.

You won’t feel “stuck” in either mattress. Both Douglas Original and Octave Vista contain a layer of Elastex®, which feels similar to natural latex. This makes the mattress more springy and responsive so you can easily change positions.

 

Get the mattress that’s right for you.

Shop Octave  Shop Douglas


Mattress Construction

Octave Vista mattress layers

Octave Vista

Douglas Original mattress layers

Douglas Original

Height

Height

12″

10″

Layer 1

Layer 1

2″ CopperGel™ memory foam + PolarMAX® phase-change material

2″ ecoLight® cooling gel foam

Layer 2

Layer 2

2″ premium Elastex® foam

2″ premium Elastex® foam

Layer 3

Layer 3

8″ multi-zone support foam with air channels

6″ motion-isolation support foam

Both Douglas Original and Octave Vista are foam mattresses with 3 layers. Each has a middle layer of latex-free Elastex® foam for extra responsiveness and support.

Both mattresses are designed to provide all-around comfort and support. But if you’re looking for advanced cooling and pressure-point relief, consider spending just a little more for Octave’s upgraded features.

 

Douglas Mattress Layers

  • Layer 1: The 2″ top layer of the Douglas mattress is made of ecoLight® cooling gel foam. It’s just as durable, comfortable, and body-contouring as memory foam, minus the late-night heat. It’s also more eco-conscious.
  • Layer 2: The 2″ middle layer is made of Elastex® foam for extra spring and support. This foam is latex-free, making it a good option if you’re sensitive to latex.
  • Layer 3: The 6″ bottom layer is made of motion isolation support foam. This means you’ll hardly feel a thing from the other side of the bed, even if your partner is tossing and turning all night long.

 

Octave Mattress Layers

  • Layer 1: Octave Vista’s top (comfort) layer is 2″ of copper-infused memory foam treated with PolarMAX® phase-change material for temperature balancing. This layer is designed to pull heat and sweat away from your body for a cooler sleep. Copper is a natural conductor and antimicrobial metal, which is intended to maintain the cleanliness of the mattress.
  • Layer 2: The responsive, body-contouring transition layer is 2″ premium Elastex® foam that has the same springy feel as natural latex. Its additional bounce makes it easier for you to shift positions in the bed for a more comfortable sleep.
  • Layer 3: Octave’s support layer is 8″ of high-density, multi-zone support foam. This ultra-durable layer has five pressure-relief zones to support every area of your body. It also has breathable air channels to let warm air escape and allow cooler air to enter the mattress.

Both mattresses have a machine-washable top cover with a zipper for easy removal.

Douglas Original’s top cover is made with plant-based Infinitex™ fibres. This proprietary fabric is stretch-knit, soft, and extremely durable. It stays cool and breathable throughout the night so you won’t wake up in a pool of sweat.

Octave Vista has a machine-washable top cover with CryoFusion™ cooling nanofibres. This gives the sleep surface a refreshingly cool feel while it wicks away moisture from your body. Combined with Octave’s other advanced cooling features, you can expect a cool, comfortable night’s sleep.

 

Get the mattress that’s right for you.

Shop Octave  Shop Douglas


Delivery, Sleep Trial & Returns

Photo of the Octave Vista Mattress box on the floor in a bedroom taken from a front angle.

Octave Vista

Photo of the Douglas Original Mattress box on the floor in a bedroom taken from a front angle.

Douglas Original

Courier

Courier

FedEx

FedEx

Shipping Cost

Shipping Cost

Free

Free

Shipping Time

Shipping Time

3–10 business days

3–10 business days

Sleep Trial Nights

Sleep Trial Nights

365

365

Warranty Years

Warranty Years

15

20

Return Ease

Return Ease

Free pickup and return, full refund

Free pickup and return, full refund

Octave and Douglas both ship for free by ground using FedEx. Your mattress is delivered directly to your door throughout most parts of Canada. Additional fees may apply for some remote locations.

Both mattresses ship from Ontario or Alberta with a shipping time of 3–10 business days. Each arrives in a cardboard box, protected by two layers of heavy-duty plastic. Once unrolled, both Octave and Douglas fully expand within a few minutes and are sleep-ready on delivery day.

Octave and Douglas offer a competitive 365-night sleep trial. Octave’s warranty is 15 years, while Douglas Original’s warranty is 20 years.

If you decide to return your Octave or Douglas mattress, the process is the same. Both companies will pick up returns for free within the sleep trial period and issue a full refund. Your old mattress will then be donated to a local charity or recycled, depending on the options in your area.

 

Get the mattress that’s right for you.

Shop Octave  Shop Douglas


Should You Buy Octave or Douglas?

Octave Vista Mattress

Buy Octave if you want…

Douglas Original Mattress

Buy Douglas if you want…

  • To spend less than $900 on a queen-size memory foam mattress
  • Advanced cooling features, including copper-infused foam and phase-change material
  • A 365-night risk-free sleep trial and a 15-year warranty
  • A machine-washable mattress cover
  • Free mattress protector, sheets, pillow(s), and pillow protector(s) with purchase
  • A mattress that’s ideal for multiple sleep styles
  • To buy from a company with an “A+” BBB rating, an “Excellent” Trustpilot rating, and more than 5,000 verified five-star reviews
  • Zoned support to promote spinal alignment
  • To spend less than $800 on a queen-size combination foam mattress
  • Superior motion isolation for a restful and undisturbed night’s sleep
  • A 365-night risk-free sleep trial and a 20-year warranty
  • A machine-washable mattress cover
  • Free mattress protector, sheets, pillow(s), and pillow protector(s) with purchase
  • A mattress that’s ideal for multiple sleep styles
  • To buy from a company with an “A+” BBB rating, an “Excellent” Trustpilot rating, and more than 13,000 verified five-star reviews
  • A mattress that comes in RV sizes

 

Get the mattress that’s right for you.

Shop Octave  Shop Douglas