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BedInABox Essential

Owners Rating Based on 19 ratings

Product description from BedInABox:

Smooth Knit Cover:
Luxurious 420 gram weight circular knit cover with a striking blue border fabric. It sleeps as good as it looks.

3" Comfort Layer:
3 inches of CoolRest 3lb Memory Foam - the most advanced, consistent and highest quality gel foam available.

8" Support Layer:
8 inches of Sure Align 2lb density support foam. Designed to support and correctly align your spine.

From the GoodBed Editors:

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Bottom Line Is this a good bed for you?

Fit: Recommended for people who...

Prefer to sleep on their side
Prefer to sleep on their back
Prefer to sleep on their stomach
Prefer medium softness

Function: Rated for its...

Motion Isolation
Pressure Relief

Features: Contains...

  • Foam
  • Gel
  • Gel Memory Foam
  • Memory Foam
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The BedInABox Essential mattress model is recommended by 95% of owners on GoodBed (based on 19 ratings).

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Q&A Essential

Model Features Essential

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Special Characteristics:


Overall Build
  • No-Flip
  • Works with an adjustable base
  • Mattress Thickness: 9"
  • Length: 20-years warranty
  • Indentation coverage: 1.00 and deeper
  • Proration: 10 years of full ("non-prorated") replacement coverage + 10 years of partial ("prorated") replacement coverage
  • Other Notes: Body impression warranty only valid for first 5 years
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About this Model Essential

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Additional Information Essential


The Essential is an unquilted foam core medium mattress model released in 2007 that is manufactured by BedInABox.

Editor's Note(s):

  • This model was previously known as the PacBed Lite and the Original 9".


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