Douglas Alpine Mattress Review (2024)

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Douglas Alpine Mattress

Made in Canada
Queen $999
Our Rating
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Informed by third-party engineer testing commissioned by GoodMorning.com.
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9.8 /10

The Next-Level Cooling Gel Foam Mattress

Douglas Alpine is an enhanced iteration of the award-winning Douglas Original mattress. This medium-firm foam mattress uses cooling gel foam and phase-change material for a cool and comfortable sleep experience.

Douglas Alpine boasts increased cooling, support, and pressure-point relief. It also offers a medium-firm feel that supports your whole body while nearly eliminating motion transfer. Alpine’s superior performance and enhanced comfort features come at an affordable price point—just $999 for a queen size. It comes with a 365-night sleep trial and 20-year warranty.

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Douglas Mattress Sizes & Prices

SizePriceDimensionsWeight

Twin

$799

75″ x 38″ x 11″

43 lb

Twin XL

$849

80″ x 38″ x 11″

47 lb

Full / Double

$899

75″ x 53″ x 11″

58 lb

Queen

$999

80″ x 60″ x 11″

69 lb

King

$1,099

80″ x 76″ x 11″

86 lb

California King

$1,099

84″ x 72″ x 11″

56 lb

RV (Bunk)

$799

75″ x 28″ x 11″

34 lb

RV (3/4)

$899

75″ x 48″ x 11″

54 lb

RV (Short Queen)

$999

75″ x 60″ x 11″

66 lb

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Delivery, Sleep Trial & Returns

Douglas uses FedEx for most Canadian deliveries, with the option to leave the shipment on your porch or deck. Shipping is free for many areas, but fees may apply in remote locations. Expect your mattress to arrive within 3–10 business days from Ontario or Alberta.

Your Douglas Alpine mattress is ready for a good night’s sleep within two minutes of unpacking. You’ll have 365 nights to try it out in the comfort of your home. This is one of the longest sleep trial periods available in Canada. If you decide the mattress isn’t right for you, the company will arrange free pick-up and provide a full refund. And if you keep your Douglas Alpine, it has an extensive 20-year warranty so you can love it for longer.

 

Courier

FedEx

Shipping Cost

Free

Shipping Time

3–10 business days

Sleep Trial Nights

365

Warranty Years

20

Return Ease

Free pickup and return, full refund


Image of the Douglas Original mattress layers on a bedframe without the cover and shot from a side angle.

 

Douglas Mattress Construction

HeightLayersCertiPUR-US® CertifiedMachine Washable Cover

11″

3

Yes

Yes

Douglas Alpine has the same 3 specialty foam layers as Douglas Original. However, each layer has been rebalanced to enhance certain comfort features.

  • Layer 1: The comfort layer includes 2.25″ of ecoLight® cooling gel foam to keep your body heat down. This layer is also equipped with Polar® Temperature Balancing, which further controls nighttime temperatures by absorbing your extra body heat during warmer nights and redistributing it on colder nights. Foam density: 2.5 lbs/ft³.
  • Layer 2: The transition layer features 2.25″ of resilient, supportive Elastex® foam. This foam is similar to latex, but it can be more comfortable if you have a latex allergy. Foam density: 1.85 lbs/ft³.
  • Layer 3: The support layer is 6.5″ of motion-isolation foam. This layer makes up more than half of Douglas Alpine’s overall height—and helps eliminate nearly all disruptive movement across the mattress. Foam density: 1.85 lbs/ft³.

Douglas’s exclusive CoolSense® cover is crafted from eco-friendly Infinitex™ fibres, which are derived from plants. This fabric effectively wicks moisture away from the mattress surface. It also prevents odours and keeps air moving between the mattress layers. Combined with the mattress’s cooling gel foam and phase-change materials, this breathable design helps your body maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the night.

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Mattress Performance Results

6.1 /10

Firmness

In third-party engineer testing (commissioned by us), Douglas Alpine scored 6.1/10 for firmness. This places the mattress in the medium-firm category. This level of firmness is ideal for all sleep styles and is preferred by many Canadians. You’ll enjoy a good balance of comfort and support.


6.8 /10

Edge Support

Edge support is a valuable feature if you need a little help getting out of bed. While foam mattresses don’t typically excel in this category, Douglas Alpine bucks this trend. Our engineers awarded Douglas Alpine an above-average edge support rating of 6.8/10.


8.5 /10

Motion Isolation

Any movement on your bed’s surface can disturb your sleep, so it’s best to get a mattress with good motion isolation to avoid fatigue. Douglas Alpine is among our highest-scoring mattresses for motion isolation with 8.5/10. If you’re a light sleeper or you share your bed with a partner, Douglas Alpine is a solid choice for uninterrupted slumber.


3.6 /10

Bounce

Our independent testers give Douglas Alpine a bounce score of 3.6/10. This lower rating is consistent with other all-foam mattresses, which tend to absorb motion.


Company Background

LaunchedCompany HQOwnershipBBB RatingTrustpilot Rating

2017

Edmonton, AB

Private

“A+”

“Excellent”

Douglas is owned by GoodMorning.com, Canada’s largest independent online mattress retailer. The Douglas brand entered the bed-in-a-box market in 2017 and quickly became known for its high quality and low prices. Douglas has benefitted from the eight years’ worth of experience, engineering data, and customer feedback of its parent company’s first mattress, Novosbed (now Octave, Canada’s best cooling mattress).

The made-in-Canada brand positions itself as an eco-conscious alternative to other direct-to-consumer mattresses. All Douglas mattresses are manufactured in factories in Ontario and Alberta, most of which use primarily sustainable energy sources. The company uses eco-conscious materials, and its manufacturing process has a lower carbon footprint than many of its top competitors.

Should You Buy Douglas Alpine?

Yes, you should buy Douglas Alpine. Building on the success of the popular Douglas Original, the Douglas Alpine offers more pressure relief, support, and cooling. With prices starting at $799, it’s definitely worth the upgrade.

Get an exceptional sleep at an affordable price, along with a free sheet set, pillow(s), mattress protector, and pillow protector(s) with every mattress purchase.

Find out what real customers are saying about the Douglas mattress.

Whenever we go away I can’t wait to get home to my amazing Douglas mattress! So supportive, no pressure points and never even feel my husband turn over! LOVE LOVE!

Jessica S.
Verified Douglas Buyer

My husband and I both LOVE our Douglas mattress. It’s like sleeping on a cloud […] It’s the perfect amount of firmness and after half a year on it, it’s just as good as day 1.

Stephanie L.
Verified Douglas Buyer

I don’t want to get up in the morning! The bed is very affordable, super easy to set up and extra bonus points for being made in Canada.

Alison H.
Verified Douglas Buyer

I think I got my mattress just in time. My back has never felt better! Great service, quality, and fast shipping. Thanks!!

Karly W.
Verified Douglas Buyer

Sleeping on this bed for a couple weeks now and I love it. It’s firm and supportive and I can’t feel my dog moving around on it at night.

John H.
Verified Douglas Buyer
 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between Douglas Original and Douglas Alpine?

Both Douglas mattresses share the same medium-firm feel and eco-conscious materials. However, Douglas Alpine stands out with improved cooling technology, motion isolation, and pressure relief. Its rebalanced layers also include more cooling gel, an extra inch of height for better joint cushioning, and Polar® Temperature Balancing for year-round comfort. These upgrades make Douglas Alpine a more advanced version of Douglas Original.

How does Douglas Alpine compare in price to similar mattresses?

Douglas Alpine offers great value, retailing at for a queen size. Compared to many other foam mattresses of similar size, Douglas Alpine sells for hundreds of dollars less—while still including desirable features like cooling gel, phase-change materials, and a washable cover.

Is the Douglas Alpine mattress cover machine-washable?

Yes. To clean your Douglas mattress cover, unzip the upper portion of the cover, run it through the washing machine on a gentle cycle, and air-dry or tumble-dry on a low setting. You can easily rezip the cover in seconds without lifting or moving the mattress.

Is the Douglas Alpine mattress environmentally friendly?

Yes. Among their many green policies, Douglas manufactures its mattresses with eco-conscious materials, including CertiPUR-US® certified foams. Any returned mattresses are donated to local charities rather than being sent to the landfill. For Eastern Canada orders, mattresses are also made using renewable energy.

Where in Canada can I buy the Douglas bed in a box?

You can purchase a Douglas Alpine mattress through Douglas.ca.

How much does the Douglas Alpine mattress cost?

The Douglas Alpine mattress costs $799–$1,099, depending on which mattress size you choose. A queen-size Douglas Alpine is available for $999.

 

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The award-winning and Canadian-made Douglas mattresses offer unbeatable value and include: FREE bedding bundle, a 365-night sleep trial, and cooling gel foams for optimal comfort.

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