Sommuto Mattress Review

Last Updated Jun 2024

Who is Sommuto?

There’s not a whole lot of information about Sommuto and the people who started Sommuto. Ultimately though, while it’d be cool to get to know the people behind the bed, the quality of the bed itself is what you’re putting your money down for. So let’s get into it!

Where are their mattresses made?

Sommuto makes their mattresses in Australia, using Australian made foams. This is one of the very few manufacturers that produces their beds entirely in Australia. Wooh!!!!!

What is the Sommuto mattress made out of? Are there detailed specifications for this mattress?

The Sommuto mattress is made entirely of various forms of polyfoam. Now these foams are not my top choice of mattress material, especially when used throughout the entirety of the bed. That said, Sommuto takes care to use foams with low VOCs and no dangerous substances like mercury, lead, or formaldehyde. They also pay attention to where they can be environmentally conscious in their recycling.

However, Sommuto has not stated that their foams meet the OEKO-TEX Standard, and has not said that they’ve been approved by any other recognised certifier. That’s not to say that their foams are unsafe, but simply that we don’t have an objective organisation giving them the OK, and we don’t have the chemistry lab to approve their foams.

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Cover

Sommuto’s mattress cover is easy to clean, and durable so that it can stand up to everyday wear and tear.

Layer 1 – MEMair Breeze memory foam

Memory foam is a type of polyfoam but provides a very different sensation to polyfoam as it has increased density and a much slower recovery time. This layer being at the top of the mattress will make the bed feel heavenly when you first sink into the bed. It’s soft, it cradles all your pressure points just so, and it’s so easy to just lie back and relax into your bed.

One problem that memory foam does pose is that it has a tendency to hold your body heat, which during the summertime or for hot sleepers in particular, can be very uncomfortable. Sommuto’s own brand of memory foam, MEMair Breeze, has been tweaked to address this. Now, I can’t say for sure whether it is 8 times more breathable than other memory foams, as Sommuto claims, however it is markedly cooler than other memory foam beds I’ve tried. Is it enough to keep you cool compared to, for example, a traditional spring bed without foam layers? No, but there are benefits to sleeping on memory foam that you wouldn’t get in that traditional spring bed.

Unfortunately, Sommuto have not disclosed the density measurements (in kilos per cubic meter) of their foams, or the thickness of this layer.

Layer 2 – High resilience foam

High resilience and high-density foams refer to the density of the polyfoam. Now, there is no strict correlation between density and quality, or density and firmness. That said, you probably shouldn’t choose a bed that is primarily made up of polyfoam that is neither high resilience or high-density foam, as it is unlikely the bed will last for very long, or be able to support your body weight even in the short term.

Sommuto’s layer of high resilience foam has ridges on its otherwise smooth surface to help with airflow, therefore cooling you further. It’s strong enough to support you throughout the night, night after night without sagging. You don’t want craters appearing within half a year of sleeping on your new bed. Polyfoam conforms to your body shape and bounces back quickly, so you’ll feel both comfort and support when sleeping in Sommuto’s bed.

Unfortunately, Sommuto have not disclosed the density measurements (in kilos per cubic meter) of their foams, or the thickness of this layer.

Layer 3 – High Density Support Foam

As mentioned above, high density refers to the level of density in the foam. High density foam is denser than high resilience foam.

A manufacturer who chooses to use polyfoam in the core layer of their bed almost certainly needs to choose high density support foam, as Sommuto has done here. Otherwise the bed simply won’t be durable enough to support sleepers year after year.

The one thing that foam beds have over innerspring beds is that there is minimal movement transfer, so if your partner gets out of bed for a glass of water, you won’t get woken up until they step on that creaky floorboard.

Unfortunately, Sommuto have not disclosed the density measurements (in kilos per cubic meter) of their foams, or the thickness of this layer.

Sommuto Mattress Dimensions and Weight

King188 x 203 x 26cm
Queen153 x 203 x 26cm
Double138 x 188 x 26cm
King Single107 x 203 x 26cm
Single92 x 188 x 26cm

What is the firmness of the mattress?

Sommuto’s mattress firmness can’t be adjusted or chosen. The mattress comes in medium soft.

What was the buying experience like?

Sommuto’s website lacks a lot of detail. It doesn’t look like anyone’s paid much attention to it, and the details about the bed are very sparse. It’s one thing to have no information about the people behind Sommuto, but it’s another thing entirely to have such little detail about the product they are selling.

I sent Sommuto an email asking for further details and clarification, but unfortunately did not receive any acknowledgement of my query, let alone any replies. I still have so many questions, and cannot say I felt any confidence in making my purchase.

The only reason I felt confident enough to go through with buying Sommuto was their 100 day trial.

Purchasing Online

Sommuto accepts debit and credit cards (including Visa, Mastercard, and Amex), Paypal, and offers an interest free “Buy Now Pay Later” arrangement through zipMoney.

Delivery of the mattress

Sommuto delivery is free! Sommuto is aiming for a 4 hour delivery window for Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne, but it’ll probably take 1-3 days for you to get your Sommuto bed. If you’re in Adelaide, Hobart and Perth, you’ll get it within 3-5 days, and for other regional areas you’ll need to wait 4-5 days.

What are the box weight and dimensions?
King40 x 40 x 190cm35kg
Queen40 x 40 x 160cm32kg
Double36 x 36 x 160cm29kg
King Single36 x 36 x 120cm25kg
Single36 x 36 x 120cm20kg
Pillow45 x 18 x 18cm0.5 – 1kg

Customer Service

Email and Form

I’ve emailed Sommuto a number of times, but sadly never received a response.

Warranty – Anything to watch out for?

There aren’t many restrictions on Sommuto’s warranty policy. They have no stipulations on what type of bed base you put the mattress on, and have said that adjustable beds are fine. If you’re using slats though, they need to be 10cm or less apart.

One thing of note is that Sommuto don’t recommend you use an electric blanket on their mattress. While this won’t affect Sommuto’s warranty, they recommend you check with your electric blanket manufacturer to make sure it’s safe to use with your bed.

What is covered

Sommuto stands by the quality of their beds for 10 years. Within this time, if there are issues with faulty material or workmanship, Sommuto will repair your bed. If this occurs in the first year of your sleeping on Sommuto’s bed, they’ll reimburse you for any costs for transporting the bed as well.

Interestingly, they don’t specify how deep an indentation in the foams will need to be before they’ll take responsibility, which is something many other manufacturers do.

What is not covered

You’ll need to be the original purchaser of the bed for the warranty policy to kick in. Take care of your Sommuto mattress, because if it’s stained or unclean when Sommuto takes a look at it, they might not cover it.

If your bed has been damaged by timber or metal slats that are flawed, Sommuto won’t take responsibility for damage. If the slats your bed rests on are more than 10cm apart, you’ll be out of the warranty policy. Their warranty policy also doesn’t cover wear and tear and mishandling.

All this is quite standard policy.

Warranty Process

Sommuto’s warranty process is quite straightforward with this form: https://www.sommuto.com.au/pages/warranty-claim-form, and they promise to contact you within 5 business days, during which time they’ll review your claim.

Returns – How are the beds disposed?

Sommuto says their beds are 100% recyclable. I asked for more detail about how the mattresses are recycled but haven’t gotten a response yet.

Summary

I have to say, Sommuto’s mattress is comprised entirely of polyfoam, but is only slightly cheaper than some hybrid pocket spring mattresses. Also, you can’t adjust the firmness of the bed. I suppose the main pull of Sommuto is that it’s made completely in Australia, and this is what has increased the cost of Sommuto’s beds which is fair. However, their customer service isn’t great either.

Sommuto’s beds are most similar to Koala and Ecosa.

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