Since this is our first mattress that we are picking out as a couple, it was important to go into a store to test out the options before we buy a new mattress. We went to our local Nebraska Furniture Mart in The Colony, Texas to find the perfect kind size mattress. I highly recommend going into a local retailer to test out both of the BedGear mattress options (M1 and M1X) if you have the chance. If you don’t have the chance, make sure you read all the details about each mattress so you can make the best educated choice!
Upgrading Our Master Bedroom with BedGear
On our trip to Nebraska Furniture Mart, Austin and I each tried out the two mattress types separately. We kept out opinions secret from one another and told the gentleman helping us. Turns out we both wanted the firmer option! Thank goodness it happened like this, because I was fully prepared to get my way and that might have made for a quiet trip home… Kidding! Kind of.
While in store, we also talked to the BedGear representative about the accessories that will help us make those most out of our purchase- such as a BedGear mattress protector, sheets and mattress topper. He knew everything, about everything which made my purchase way less stressful!
The M1 mattress is just the firmer of the BedGear mattress options. It’s ” just the right sturdy without sacrificing the comfy”. According to BedGear, the high-density foam base adds durable support under the cushioning top layers, helping air circulate while making sure your mattress keeps its shape without sagging or deflating over time. The bed feels firm, but not too firm, and keeps cool at night. Talk about a winning combination! The bed starts at $599 for a twin, $799 for a full, $899 for a queen and $1,099 for a king size bed.
The M1X performance mattress by BedGear wicks away moisture, keeps cool air flowing and offers softer support without the sink. It has layers of breathable fills wrapped in temperature-regulating fabrics. It is the softer option of the two mattress types. For us, it was a little too soft. The bed starts at $849 for a twin, $1,099 for a full, $1,199 for a queen and $1,499 for a king size bed.
BedGear 100 Night Risk Free Sleep
If for any reason the bed isn’t the right fit for you, you can contact BedGear to arrange for the removal of the mattress. They do recommend you sleep on your mattress for at least 30 days, but you are able to exchange or return it within 100 nights from the original purchase date. This only applies to purchases made in the US via the BedGear.com website. For more information on BedGear warranties, visit the BedGear website.
BedGear Mattress Technology
BedGear set out to engineer materials that feel good and stay cool. They have 4 main types of fabric they use: Ver-Tex®, Dri-Tec®, Air-X® and Hyper-Cotton™. They also use two different types of foam, React® Foam and Boost® Foam.
The Dri-Tec® Fabric is a moisture-wicking material that has a three-layer weave of fibers engineered to wick away dampness and excess warmth instantly. Ver-Tex® Fabric is a cool-to-the-touch materiel woven with fibers that conduct heat away from your body and wicks away moisture. The Air-X® Fabric helps vent warm air away from the core of your pillow or mattress. Hyper-Cotton™ Fabric is a blended eco-fabric that provides all of the same perks as natural cotton with added temperature regulation and flexibility.
React® Foam contours to you for weightless support. It is made with breathable materials that won’t trap heat or feel stuffy. The Boost® Foam is unlike bouncier materials that tend to “push back”. The firmer Boost fill provides a gentle, satisfying lift—while allowing air to pass through to prevent overheating.
In layman’s terms, the foam and fabric that BedGear has created help keep you cool at night and wick away moisture. For hot sleepers like me, this technology is a game changer! Sleeping cool at night is a huge pro in my book.
BedGear Mattress Protector + Other “Extras”
If you’re going to buy a mattress with great technology, you better go ahead and purchase the best protection for it! Why purchase a state of the art mattress, to cover with a generic, less-advanced mattress protector, sheets, etc.
There are three different options for your BedGear mattress protector: Ver-Tex®, StretchWick® and Dri-Tec®. We went with the Dri-Tech BedGear mattress protector. It was the most costly, but we felt it was worth the extra money to keep the mattress protected for the long haul! With a dog, future children and my bad habits of working in bed… we can’t be too careful.
BedGear also has great options for blankets and mattress toppers, but we decided not to pull the trigger on those right now! Maybe in the future though…
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Before and After Master Bedroom
Of course I had to share some photos of the BedGear mattress set up in our room! We still have some finishing touches to do, but I’d say getting the new king size bed was a step in the right direction! The best part… everything we did was easy!
BedGear Mattress: Bed in a Box
The mattress arrived on our door step, ready to be opened and set up! Unfortunately it did have to stay in the box for a few days because it arrived before the box springs and bed frame. 10/10 worth the wait! The mattress was easy to remove from the box it arrived in. We cut a few pieces of plastic, and the mattress started unrolling itself (kind of like the paper from a straw when you get it a little wet!). Then we put the mattress up on the box springs and watched it inflate itself more. Before we could sleep on it, we had to wait for it to rise to full size (but that honestly didn’t take long at all!).
Before Master Bedroom
Austin got this queen size bed many years ago… and it’s been “our” bed for the last few years we have been together. Needless to say, it was time for an upgrade! And if we were going to upgrade, we were going to get a king size bed in the process. Getting a new size of mattress is great, but you have to be prepared to buy new everything. A new bed frame, head board, sheets, pillows, comforter, curtains… and eventually new bedroom furniture.
After Master Bedroom
We ordered our bed frame from Joss and Main. The duvet cover and pillow set is from Target. The blackout panels and pom pom curtains are from Target. The double curtain rods are Amazon. The hunt for new nightstands has already begun… Oh, and the art (which we need a second piece of) is from Starrymaps. The walls are Requisite Gray and we have a Hunter ceiling fan, purchased at Lowe’s.
Thank you to BedGear for providing the M1 Mattress in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.