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Stearns & Foster Mattresses Overview (2019)

Last updated on August 12, 2019

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The Stearns & Foster 2019 lineup of mattresses includes 22 total models, separated into four lines, the Estate, Lux Estate, Lux Estate Hybrid, and Reserve models.

Note: This is not a review. This is our plain-English explanation and overview of the Stearns & Foster mattresses for 2019. The Estate line is their entry-level series. As you go up in price and features, you have the Stearns & Foster Lux Estate line, the Lux Estate Hybrid line, and the top-of-the-line Reserve collection.

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Table of Contents

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Shared Features Materials and features common to all Stearns & Foster mattresses
Estate Line (Hurston, Rockwell) 10 models in the entry-level Estate collection
Lux Estate Line (Cassatt) 5 models in the step-up Lux Estate collection
Lux Estate Hybrid Line (Pollock) 3 models in the memory foam Lux Estate Hybrid collection
Reserve Line (Hepburn) 3 models in the top-end Reserve collection
Other Factors to Consider Delivery, returns, warranty

 

Stearns & Foster 2019 Mattresses: Shared Features

All 22 models in the lineup share some common materials and attributes.

We want to give a shout-out to the Stearns & Foster website, which is well organized, with easy to find information on each line and mattress.

Intellicoils

First is a propriety coil design called Intellicoil, which situates a shorter, narrower coil inside a wider, taller coil.

The idea is to create variable resistance, so that heavier parts of your body don't sink too deeply, while lighter parts sink in enough. Stearns & Foster has been using this Intellicoil design for a few years. The 2019 version is a little softer, in our opinion.

Depending on the mattress line, the coils are arranged in different ways. In the entry-level Estate line, the coils are arranged in a standard grid, while the higher Lux Estate, Lux Estate Hybrid and Reserve lines offset the coils, fitting a larger number of total coils into the same space.

All 22 of the mattresses use smaller, firmer coils around the perimeter of the bed for edge support.

Ventilated pocketing

The Intellicoils are all wrapped in fabric pockets made of a perforated fabric intended to help with air flow through the bed. The image below is of one of the edge support coils.

Side-panel air vents

All Beautyrest mattresses for 2019 also have the company's signature air vents along the side. There are another air-flow feature, helping warm air escape, and cool air enter the mattress.

Functional handles

All models also have handles incorporated into the side panels, and these are not merely decorative. They are sturdy and functional, and are covered under warranty should they break. There are 8 total handles, two on each side (queen and king sizes).

Signed label

Another unique feature is a hand-signed label, an actual signature from the crafts-person that worked on the bed. On the Reserve line of mattresses, an additional metal plate is included on the label. The others are instead printed with the mattress name. But all have the hand-signed signature.

Now let's get into the differences between the four lines.

Stearns & Foster Estate Line: Hurston and Rockwell

At the entry level of the brand are the company's Estate mattresses. There are 10 models, starting at $1,499 and ranging up to about $1,999. All models in the Estate line have an Intellicoil support unit, arranged in a standard grid pattern, along with the firmer edge-support coils with ventilated pocketing.

The Estate line is further separated into 5 models in the Hurston collection, and 5 models in the pricier Rockwell collection, the main difference being that the Rockwell models incorporate a memory foam called 'Indulge' that's made for Stearns & Foster by Tempur-Pedic. In the Estate Rockwell mattresses, the Indulge foam is of a 3.75-lb. density (on the lower end), and you won't get as much of it as you will with the more expensive Lux Estate, Lux Estate Hybrid, and Reserve lines. In most of the Estate models is there not enough memory foam to get much of that slow-melting feeling we normally associate with that material, except for the two Rockwell pillowtop mattresses.

From a comfort standpoint, the Estate Hurston and Estate Rockwell collections both include firmer, tight-cover models in various softness levels from firm to plush, as well as pillowtop versions. Mattresses are between 14" and 14.5" tall.

Stearns & Foster Lux Estate Cassatt Line

Continuing up the line, there are 6 models in the Lux Estate line of Stearns & Foster mattresses, ranging from firm tight-top models in firm, ultra-firm and plush, and three pillowtop versions in firm, plush and ultra plush, starting at $2,299 to $2,699 (queen size).

Note that the "Lux Estate" line has been around for a few years. The 2019-2020 models are designated as "Cassatt." If you see other names, you're probably looking at a prior-year model.

Intellicoil HD + Microcoils

The Lux Estate beds use the same Intellicoils, but they're arranged differently. Instead of a standard grid pattern, they are offset, so more coils fit into the same place. The company calls this Intellicoil HD. Theoretically, with less space between coils, durability may improve since more coils are sharing the weight load. To compensate for what would also mean a much firmer bed with so many coils, Stearns & Foster makes these coils softer than those on the base-level Estate mattresses. Overall, though, the effect is still a firmer support than you'll find on the Estate line.

The pillowtop versions have an additional layer of microcoils, only about 1" tall, situated between the main pocket coil unit and the memory foam. It's intended to give extra support and springiness.

Indulge HD foam

The Lux Estate mattresses also have a different memory foam from the Estate line, though it is still made by Tempur-Pedic for the company. Called Indulge HD, it is a higher density memory foam of 5-lbs per cubic foot. It is softer than the regular Indulge foam, but it's also faster responding, which means it recovers its shape much faster.

As you can see in the image below, we compressed and released the two foams to see how quickly they recovered.

The Lux Estate models have more memory foam than those in the Estate line.

The overall look of the Lux Estate mattresses is very similar to the Estate line, with the same blue and white theme, signed label and side vents. The Lux Estate models do have a slightly different fabric for the handles.

Mattress heights range from 13.5" for an extra-firm tight-top version, to 16" for an ultra-plush pillow-top version.

Stearns & Foster Lux Estate Hybrid Pollock Line

Moving on up the brand's 2019-2020 mattresses, the three models in the Lux Estate Hybrid line offer lots of memory foam, and a lot of that corresponding melting-into-the-bed feeling. You'll also see these models called "Pollock" which designates they are 2019-2020 models.

Prices start at $2,799 and range to $2,999, and bed options are cushion firm, plush, and ultra plush. All three are pillowtop mattresses measuring between 15" and 16" tall.

There's a lot of memory foam in these beds, about 4", and it's right up top, so you get much more memory feel than with the lower lines. The cushion firm version uses the Indulge foam, and the two plush versions use the Indulge HD foam. All have an additional layer of microcoils situated between the main pocket coil unit and the memory foam. It's intended to give extra support and springiness.

The sides of the mattresses include some velvet along the edge of the pillowtop, along with heavy taped edges to help the mattress hold its shape.

The covers on the Lux Estate Hybrid mattresses don't have a quilted top -- rather it's stretchy with an embossed pattern complete with Stearns & Foster's signature fleur-de-lis pattern.

Stearns & Foster Reserve Hepburn Line

The pinnacle of the Stearns & Foster mattress brand is the Reserve Hepburn line. Prices range from $3,999 to $4,999.

There are three models: firm and plush tight-top mattresses, and a plush pillowtop bed. These plush versions have the most Indulge HD memory foam, 4" to 5" depending on the model -- that's as much memory foam you'll find on any mattress, including on Tempur-Pedic. You get lots of that sinking into the bed feeling, with lots of conformance/sinking into the bed.

The firm version has just an inch of the memory foam, and feels very different -- rather, you get more of a floating on top of the bed sensation.

The side panels on the Reserve mattresses are made entirely of luxurious velvet, along with a signed label with "Reserve" metal badge. There's a sturdy taped edge all around.

Perhaps the biggest differentiator between the Reserve models and the rest of the Stearns & Foster lineup is the degree of hand craftsmanship. Rather than glues, the layers of these 16" tall beds are held together with functional tufting -- long yarns hand-stitched with long needles through the entire mattress and anchored on both side with a fabric button.

Otherwise, the Reserve models share the standard features of the entire line: the side vents, the Intellicoil support, signed labels.


What It Costs: Stearns & Foster Mattresses

Prices shown are list prices. Remember that GoodBed keeps our site current with the best available discounts on online mattresses, many of which are exclusive discounts for our readers.


Size Number of models Prices
Stearns & Foster Estate Hurston 5 $1,499 - $1,699
Stearns & Foster Estate Rockwell 5 $1,799 - $1,999
Stearns & Foster Lux Estate Cassatt 6 $2,299 - $2,699
Stearns & Foster Lux Estate Hybrid Pollock 3 $2,700 - $2,999
Stearns & Foster Reserve Hepburn 3 $3,999 - $4,999

Other Factors

Delivery and Returns

  • Varies by store

Stearns & Foster mattresses are sold in mattress stores and department stores. You cannot buy them online directly through Stearns & Foster, but you may be able to find them from other online stores.

Delivery and returns policies will vary widely depending on where you buy your mattress.


Warranty

  • Varies
  • Varies

Warranty information for each mattress is included on the mattress "Law Label" at the store, and vary depending on the model. Be sure to talk to your salesperson about warranty terms, and particularly about the body impression warranty, which will tell you how much of a permanent depression may form to be covered under warranty. For some models it's 3/4" and for others it's 1.5".



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