The Big Fig Mattress is one of the first-ever mattress companies to create mattresses which are designed for heavier and taller sleepers, thereby targeting a different demographic. For this reason, it is able to best cater to more specific body types and their needs, including overheating in bed. It also excels in certain other categories like extreme durability, superior support and advanced motion isolation. On top of this, it is said to be suitable for stomach sleepers, back sleepers and side sleepers. So, if you’ve been wanting to get rid of your old mattress and are searching for new mattress options, make sure to check out this Big Fig Mattress review, as it may be able to put an end to your mattress shopping. This review will help you determine if the Big Fig is the best mattress for you so you can achieve restful and rejuvenating sleep night after night.
Big Fig Mattress Review
Big Fig recently sent us one of their mattresses to sleep on and review so we can share our thoughts with other consumers. We chose the King 76 x 80 x 13” Big Fig Mattress, the standard 5” foundation, and the Big Fig bed frame for our setup. Though you also have the choice of a Twin 39 x 74 x 13”, Twin XL 39 x 80 x 13, Full 54 x 75 x 13”, Queen 60 x 80 x 13” or Cal King 72 x 84 x 13”.
What Will We Discuss?
Following is a complete review of the white glove delivery process and the unboxing, or lack thereof. We will also talk about the materials used to construct the Big Fig Mattress, the foundation and the frame. Additionally, we will discuss the best features of the mattress and the experience we had sleeping on it. We realise, however, that we do not fit into the demographic of heavier or taller sleepers that this mattress was specifically designed for, so we may not have experienced the same level of pressure relief as you might.
Features & Benefits – What to Expect
1. The Delivery Process
There’s is no better place to start our Big Fig Mattress review than at the very beginning, with the delivery process. We got the white glove delivery service, which is often included with the Big Fig offers and promotions on their website.
Once the Big Fig mattress was at a carrier facility near our location, the company gave us two dates to choose from for delivery and setup. We chose a delivery date and were given a four-hour window for delivery. On the day of delivery, we were given a courtesy call 45 minutes prior to the delivery team’s arrival. They showed up right on time and once they were at the front door, it only took them a total of 10 minutes to completely set up the entire Big Fig Mattress, including the bed frame. When they were finished, they even took all of the plastic and packaging trash, as well as the old mattress with them – that was the best perk. Top marks for customer service.
2. Construction of the Big Fig Mattress, Foundation and Frame – An Overview
a. The Components of the Big Fig Mattress
The Big Fig Mattress is a medium firm hybrid mattress comprised of various comfort layers, including the following six different components listed in order from top to bottom:
- A quilted topper infused with ThermoGel Cooling Technology
- A layer of perforated, gel-infused latex foam layer
- 3 layers of high density poly foam
- A base of 1 600 individually wrapped steel coils
- A perimeter of high-density foam surrounding the entire mattress
- Tufted in sixteen different places
b. The Big Fig Foundation
The Big Fig Foundation is included in the overall price and is part of every mattress purchase. It is available in a 5” or 9” standard height and you can further customize the height of the Big Fig bed to best suit your personal needs. Big Fig foundations are made with a double center rail and 18 2.5” wooden slats.
c. The Big Fig Bed Frame
The Big Fig Frame also has a double center rail and is made from recycled railroad steel. It boasts a 2,000 lb weight limit and has individually functioning legs that allow it to level on uneven surfaces. Reviews have mentioned that the more weight is applied, the sturdier the mattress becomes. This is great as, once the mattress and you are on the bed, you won’t have to worry about how much you move around while sleeping or getting up.
3. The Stand Out Features That Really Impressed Us
Other than its impressive warranty length of 20 years, the Big Fig Mattress has several prominent features that allow it to not only cater to the plus size and tall community but also be appealing to the average consumer, so let’s check them out.
a. Durability & Foam Layers
Several reviews have mentioned that durability is key for big and tall sleepers, as the added weight causes deterioration of the materials at an accelerated rate.
The Big Fig Mattress combats the deterioration issue by using 50% more steel in its coil support layer and 50% denser foam than your average mattress. It also includes double center bars for added support in the foundation and frame and the mattress also includes 16 tufts on the cover, which helps prevent sagging and stretching over time.
Big Fig mattresses also have a 20-year warranty and are made in the USA, denoting quality and durability.
b. Edge Support & Firmness Scale
Having good edge support on a foam mattress can be hard to come by, but the Big Fig Mattress handles it with ease. This mattress incorporates a high-density layer of foam around the perimeter of the mattress which, as you can see in the photo, helps the edge retain its shape, without being squashed down. This foam construction, therefore, helps maintain the mattress’ original shape and doesn’t compress when you sit or lie near the end.
Why Is It Important?
Edge support is particularly important for sleepers with limited mobility such as hip or lower back pain and women in late-term pregnancy. Good support allows you to sit and stand up from the end of the bed more easily, which can alleviate some pain. This type of support is also important for couples who want to maximize the usable surface area of their mattress. Some reviews say that having a good level of support can increase the usable surface area by as much as 30%!
The entirety of the Big Fig Mattress is medium firm and, as mentioned above, is suitable for different body types and sleeping positions. Through its latex comfort layer, memory foam and other foam layers, this mattress company offers you pressure relief night after night for 20 years – and not just for two weeks, a fact you can confirm with by using your sleep trial.
c. Motion Isolation
Motion isolation can be beneficial if you sleep with a fidgety partner, pets or sleep with a partner who gets into and out of bed throughout the night, potentially disturbing your sleep cycle.
Customer reviews mention that unlike other mattresses that contain springs, the Big Fig Mattress does a fantastic job at absorbing energy and motion before it transfers across the surface. The thick layers of poly foam paired with the quilted topper nearly eliminate motion transfer and you can rest assured that you will not be disturbed while asleep.
d. Temperature Regulation
Overheating at night is particularly prominent in people with a taller and bigger figure because they emit more body heat which is then absorbed by the mattress. However, sleeping hot can affect many types of people and having an option, like the Big Fig Mattress, that sleeps cool can lead to better quality sleep and prevent excessive sweating at night.
How Does The Big Fig Do It?
To provide superior temperature control, the Big Fig Mattress uses ThermoGel Cooling Technology in the top cover which is moisture activated. The cover is also breathable and promotes air flow to the inner layers of the mattress. The second layer of latex foam is perforated to ensure breathability and is also gel-infused to promote a cooling effect. The individually wrapped coil layer allows air to escape through the bottom layer without absorbing and retaining heat in the process. All of this adds an overall comfort layer which allows you to get your beauty sleep.
Our Big Fig Sleeping Experience
What We Liked About The Big Fig
The Big Fig Mattress Support
Sleeping on the Big Fig Mattress was very comfortable and we woke up every morning feeling well-rested, with slight body impressions but without any pain on our usual pressure points. During this review, even though the mattress was a bit firm with a low level of indentation load deflection (ILD), we were able to sleep on our side comfortably and did not wake up with any shoulder pain. Although we both change sleep positions frequently throughout the night, we are mostly back sleepers and stomach sleepers, and we both felt supported and comfortable using this mattress.
The Cooling Technology
The most noticeable feature for us was the immediate cooling sensation the mattress provides. As soon as you lay down, you can feel this effect on the top of the mattress is – a coolness which it manages to maintain all night long. If you are someone who sleeps hot and often sweats during the night, you’ll be able to sleep on the Big Fig Mattress without overheating, thanks to the perforated gel-infused latex foam and comfort layer. You will also find that all of the individual cooling components of this mattress work extremely well.
The Motion Transfer
Reviews from other customers say that another good feature to note is the sturdiness of the Big Fig construction. We were able to test this by jumping on the mattress and moving around vigorously. The frame of the mattress didn’t budge at all. It is rather impressive and appears to be best at withstanding frequent heavier motion without any disturbance. Old bed frames can often be a bit wobbly so the difference is very noticeable if you make the switch.
What We Didn’t Like About The Big Fig
As for complaints concerning the Big Fig Mattress, we don’t have many. First, in terms of body weight and as someone who weighs less than 150 pounds, the Big Fig bed feels a bit firm. Many reviews from other people mention that they prefer this but we do not. If you want a softer mattress or you don’t weigh much, this may not be the best choice for you. However, if you are plus size or have a bit more body weight, this mattress provides you with great support and comfort layers, as well as a good firmness level.
Delivery Process and Options
Second, because this mattress is not compressed, it cannot be delivered at any time as a bed in a box could be. The delivery service was a great benefit but if you are not able to get four hours off of work during the week for delivery, then some customer reviews say that receiving your new mattress could become tricky.
Our Final Overview and Conclusion for The Big Fig Mattress Review
Here’s a brief overview of everything we have mentioned above. The Big Fig bed is best at being a high-quality product that excels in durability, motion isolation, temperature regulation, and edge support, which make it particularly beneficial for tall and heavier people. It is a long-lasting mattress that accommodates all sleepers in different sleep positions and comes with a 20-year warranty.
This mattress is very supportive and comfortable for back, stomach and side sleepers and alleviates pain on pressure points. We recommend it for those who prefer a medium firm feeling mattress or people who want a long-term investment. Thanks to the latex layer, this mattress is also best for sleepers who tend to overheat at night and sleep hot. And of course, it is for bigger figures and tall people looking for a mattress that caters specifically to their body type. Thanks to this high density poly foam the mattress also provides you with the support you need when getting up, including no-sag cushioning.
Finally, to help you increase and extend your mattress’ durability, we recommend buying mattress toppers, too, so that if any spills or accidents occur, your brand new Big Fig Mattress won’t carry a stain.
Overall, if you choose this Big Fig Mattress, remember that the company offers a 120 night sleep trial so even if you find it’s not to your liking, you still have a return option. Big Fig provides a white glove delivery service which was second-to-none and we were very happy that they took all the wrapping and trash with them. Whether or not this is the best mattress for you and your specific sleep needs, we hope the Big Fig Mattress review helps you in your decision making process so that you can finally replace your worn-out and old mattress. Even if you are not part of the Big Fig’s target demographic (tall and big), we think the experience which Big Fig offers may be very suitable for you.