Douglas Mattress Review (2024)

Grace Struth

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Top Pick 2024

Douglas Original Mattress

Made in Canada
Queen $799
Our Rating
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Informed by third-party engineer testing commissioned by GoodMorning.com.
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9.9 /10

Canada’s Award-Winning Mattress

Douglas is a medium-firm cooling gel foam mattress that’s ideal for all sleep styles. It comes with balanced support, comfortable cooling, and pressure-point relief for all sleeping positions. This mattress received top scores for its use of high-quality, eco-conscious materials, overall comfort, and excellent value at just $799 for a queen size.

Douglas Original also comes in two upgraded options: Douglas Alpine and Douglas Summit. All three Douglas mattress options come with a 365-night sleep trial and 20-year warranty.

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Douglas Mattress Sizes & Prices

SizePriceDimensionsWeight

Twin

$599

75″ x 38″ x 10″

38 lb

Twin XL

$649

80″ x 38″ x 10″

40 lb

Full / Double

$699

75″ x 53″ x 10″

50 lb

Queen

$799

80″ x 60″ x 10″

65 lb

King

$899

80″ x 76″ x 10″

80 lb

California King

$899

84″ x 72″ x 10″

80 lb

RV (Bunk)

$599

75″ x 28″ x 10″

29 lb

RV (3/4)

$719

75″ x 48″ x 10″

49 lb

RV (Short Queen)

$799

75″ x 60″ x 10″

61 lb

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Douglas mattress box

 

Delivery, Sleep Trial & Returns

Douglas uses FedEx to provide free shipping directly to customers’ doors throughout most parts of Canada. Additional fees may apply for some remote locations. The order ships by ground from Ontario or Alberta, so you should receive your mattress in 3–10 business days.

The mattress arrives in a cardboard box roughly the size of a hockey bag and is further protected by two layers of heavy-duty plastic. Once unrolled, the Douglas fully expands in two minutes and is ready to sleep on the same day it’s delivered.

The 365-night sleep trial is one of the longest in Canada. The company also arranges to pick up returns for free within the sleep trial period, and they’ll issue a full refund if you aren’t completely happy with your purchase.

 

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

10″

3

Yes

Yes

The Canadian-made Douglas mattress has 3 layers of foam.

  • 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.

The CoolSense® mattress cover is made of polyester, spandex, and plant-based Infinitex™ fibres that draw moisture away from the surface. The result is a cool, comfortable night’s sleep that you can feel good about.

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Mattress Performance Results

6.7 /10

Firmness

In third-party engineer testing (commissioned by us), Douglas Original scored 6.7/10 for firmness. This falls into the medium-firm category, which is ideal for all sleep styles. A favourite of many Canadians, a medium-firm feel provides balanced comfort and support. Douglas Original gently contours around your body with minimal sinking for a slightly firmer feel.


7.8 /10

Edge Support

Douglas has strong sidewalls that should be able to handle your full body weight. Its edge support rating of 7.8/10 means you can safely sit at the side or foot of the bed without falling off, and it’s easy to get out of bed in the morning.


8.3 /10

Motion Isolation

Foam mattresses are known for good motion isolation, but Douglas is at the top of its class with a 8.3/10. It absorbs movement from other areas of the mattress for an undisturbed sleep. This means you’re less likely to notice when your partner changes position or gets up—or when kids and pets jump into bed with you.


3.1 /10

Bounce

Douglas scored a 3.1/10 for bounce, which is a nice side effect of its best-in-class motion isolation. Low bounce is good news if you’re a light sleeper who’s easily woken, or if you don’t want any little monkeys jumping on the bed.


Company Background

LaunchedCompany HQOwnershipBBB RatingTrustpilot Rating

2017

Canada

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 Original?

Yes, you should buy Douglas Original. With a starting price of $799, Douglas is the leading foam mattress in Canada for price, comfort, quality, value, and convenience.

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

Is the Douglas cover machine washable?

Yes. The machine-washable top cover has a 360° zipper for easy removal. Run it through the washing machine on a gentle cycle, then air dry or tumble dry on low. When the cover is dry, you can reattach it in seconds without having to lift or move the mattress.

What does the Douglas Original warranty cover?

The 20-year Douglas Original mattress warranty covers repair or replacement in case of manufacturer errors.

What happens to returned Douglas mattresses?

Returned Douglas mattresses are donated to nearby community organizations or picked up by a local recycling partner, depending on regional restrictions.

Where is the Douglas mattress made?

The Douglas foam mattress is made in Canada, with manufacturing facilities in Ontario and Alberta.

Does the Douglas mattress need a special frame?

You can use any sturdy, supportive, untreated foundation for your Douglas mattress—for example, a platform, solid box foundation, slatted base, or adjustable bed. Foam mattresses are heavier than their coiled cousins, so make sure your bed frame can handle the extra weight.

How much does the Douglas mattress cost?

The Douglas mattress costs $599–$899, depending on which mattress size you choose. The queen is available for $799.

What Douglas mattress alternatives should I consider?

The Douglas mattress comes in two upgraded options: Douglas Alpine and Douglas Summit. Alpine has better cooling, pressure relief, and support for all sleeping positions. Summit improves on these features even further, paired with excellent motion isolation for a peaceful night’s sleep.

 

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2021 Product of the Year™

Voted the top choice overall in the Mattress-in-a-Box category through a survey of 4,000 Canadians by Kantar.

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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