Silk & Snow Mattress
Firmness: Medium (5)
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
Price Range: $600 – $900
Warranty: 15 Year, Limited
- Budget-friendly price
- Excellent fit for side and back sleepers under 130 pounds
- Memory foam isolates motion for co-sleepers
- Not well suited for sleepers over 230 pounds
- Limited edge support reduces the usable surface area of the bed
- Memory foam traps some body heat
Sleep Doctor’s take: Silk & Snow Mattress
The Silk & Snow Mattress is priced lower than the average all-foam bed. It combines memory foam with sturdy polyfoam for a soft yet supportive feel that relieves pressure. Its three foam layers absorb motion well, making it a great choice for people who are easily disturbed by a bed partner’s movements.
Silk & Snow Mattress: An introduction
Launched in 2017, Silk & Snow is a Toronto-based company that sells Canadian-made mattresses, bedding products, and home furnishings at accessible prices. The brand’s flagship Silk & Snow Mattress is an all-foam model designed for budget-conscious shoppers.
The company also manufactures the Silk & Snow Hybrid and the Silk & Snow Organic. The Hybrid combines memory foam and pocketed coils, while the Organic includes Dunlop latex, New Zealand wool, and organic cotton.
We’ll concentrate on the flagship mattress, which features gel-infused memory foam atop two denser polyfoam layers, resulting in a balanced feel that’s more responsive than the average memory foam bed.
How we review
Our team follows a rigorous testing methodology when evaluating each mattress, combining objective measurements with our testing team’s subjective opinions. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive yet approachable overview of every product we review so that you can choose a mattress that best fits your needs.
What’s it like to sleep on the Silk & Snow Mattress?
With a medium (5) rating on our 10-point firmness scale, the Silk & Snow Mattress balances the contouring of memory foam with the sturdiness of dense polyfoam. Built-in enhancements include gel infusions in the memory foam that are intended to help regulate the mattress’ temperature.
Our testers under 130 pounds appreciated how the conforming memory foam layer is tempered by the gentle pushback of the polyfoam support core. We think it’s a great choice for people seeking enhanced pressure relief and co-sleepers who are easily awakened by their partner’s movements.
Silk & Snow Mattress pros and cons
- All-foam construction helps with pressure relief and motion isolation
- Gel-infused memory foam is designed to enhance temperature control
- Nearly silent performance
- Edges compress significantly under pressure
- May be too soft for back and stomach sleepers over 130 pounds
- Conforming memory foam reduces airflow around the body
Sleeping positions, body weight, and firmness
Mattress firmness, preferred sleeping position, and body weight influence your comfort level when sleeping on a mattress. Thus, our team includes testers with various sleeping positions and body types to provide more inclusive ratings.
Our testing team found the Silk & Snow Mattress performed best for sleepers under 130 pounds. We determined that it may be too soft for back and stomach sleepers over 130 pounds and side sleepers over 230 pounds.
Silk & Snow Mattress sleeper ratings
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Over 230 lbs.|
Our testers reported that the Silk & Snow Mattress is well suited for side sleepers under 230 pounds, with those under 130 pounds giving it excellent ratings for comfort and support. The combination of memory foam and polyfoam provides enhanced pressure relief, especially around side sleepers’ shoulders and hips. Our side sleepers over 230 pounds preferred the firmer Silk & Snow Hybrid.
This mattress performed best for back sleepers under 130 pounds, who gave it top marks. The layer of memory foam supported these testers’ lower backs, while the polyfoam transition layer and support core prevented sinkage. Back sleepers over 130 pounds may need a firmer bed, such as the Silk & Snow Organic Mattress.
We observed that the Silk & Snow Mattress provides good support for stomach sleepers under 130 pounds. Generally, stomach sleepers need a mattress that sufficiently supports their hips and midsection to resist pressure buildup. We found that this mattress allows too much sinkage for stomach sleepers over 130 pounds.
Our performance ratings
Our testing team rated the Silk & Snow Mattress across several performance categories using a five-point scale. On this scale, a score of 1 signifies poor performance, while a score of 5 is excellent.
Our tests showed that the combination of memory foam and polyfoam helps the Silk & Snow Mattress provide above-average pressure relief. The memory foam in the comfort system contours to the body and provides cushioning, while the polyfoam in the transition layer and support core offers a sturdy base that keeps the body from sinking excessively.
Beds constructed of foam tend to trap heat. The Silk & Snow Mattress, however, includes design elements intended to help sleepers stay cool, like a breathable cover and gel infusions in the memory foam that are designed to pull heat away from a sleeper’s body. Still, our testers determined that the bed has just average temperature control despite these features.
Similar to other beds with memory foam, our tests showed that the Silk & Snow Mattress isolates motion well. The memory foam absorbs most vibrations, making it less likely that co-sleepers will feel their partner’s movements. This quality makes the Silk & Snow Mattress an appealing choice for light sleepers and couples.
Many all-foam mattresses lack edge support, meaning the bed’s perimeter compresses significantly under body weight. This limits the usable surface area and can make it more difficult to sit comfortably on the bed’s edges. Some of our testers under 130 pounds were not disturbed by the edge compression, but heavier testers reported feelings of roll-off when lying close to the perimeter.
A mattress’ lifespan depends on its materials and construction as well as how it’s cared for and the sleep style and body weight of the sleeper. The Silk & Snow Mattress uses high-quality foams and other long-lasting materials. Our testers estimate that it will meet the average lifespan of an all-foam bed, which is six to seven years.
Ease of movement
Because memory foam contours to the body and is not highly responsive, it can sometimes restrict movement. Our testers found that the medium-density memory foam used in the Silk & Snow Mattress did not inhibit activity as much as softer foams, but it still performed on par with most all-foam beds. This means that some movements may feel restricted, especially for heavier individuals who sink deeper into the mattress.
Whether the Silk & Snow Mattress is a good choice in this category depends on a person’s preferences when it comes to the right mattress for sex. The memory foam in the Silk & Snow Mattress cushions the body and provides traction that some people may find helpful during sex. At the same time, memory foam generally traps body heat, and the usable surface area on the bed is somewhat limited by its lack of edge support.
Off-gassing is a term for the chemical-like smell that results from the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) when unboxing a mattress containing synthetic foam. All foams used in the Silk & Snow Mattress are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning they’ve been tested for low VOC emissions and meet other safety standards, including being free of ozone depleters, heavy metals, and formaldehyde.
We found the off-gassing odors of the Silk & Snow Mattress to be about average for an all-foam bed. If the smell is bothersome, unbox the mattress in a well-ventilated area and let it air out for a few days.
What is the Silk & Snow Mattress made of?
The Silk & Snow Mattress is wrapped in a zippered polyester and spandex cover. The comfort system is composed of two layers of foam, including 2 inches of gel-infused memory foam and a 2-inch layer of firmer polyfoam. The gel infusions are designed to regulate temperature and pull heat away from a sleeper’s body.
The support core adds structure to the mattress with 6 inches of dense polyfoam. This gives the bed a sturdy base and prevents the body from sinking excessively.
|Mattress construction layers||Details|
|Cover materials||Polyester, spandex|
|Comfort layers||2″ gel-infused memory foam|
|Support core||6″ polyfoam|
How much does the Silk & Snow Mattress cost?
The flagship Silk & Snow Mattress is the brand’s most affordable model, with a slightly below-average price-point for an all-foam bed. It’s available in all six standard mattress sizes.
|Twin||$600||38″ x 75″||10″||43 lbs.|
|Twin XL||$625||38″ x 80″||10″||48 lbs.|
|Full||$725||54″ x 75″||10″||65 lbs.|
|Queen||$800||60″ x 80″||10″||76 lbs.|
|King||$900||76″ x 80″||10″||91 lbs.|
|California king||$900||72″ x 84″||10″||95 lbs.|
Which Silk & Snow mattress is right for you?
In addition to the Silk & Snow Mattress, the company also offers the Hybrid Mattress and the Organic Mattress. Like the flagship model, the Silk & Snow Hybrid has polyfoam and memory foam in its comfort system, but it eschews a polyfoam support core in favor of individually wrapped coils. Our testing team found that this mattress is a good match for side sleepers over 130 pounds.
The Silk & Snow Organic Mattress includes an organic cotton cover, organic latex and wool in the comfort system, and a pocketed coil support core. During our tests, this mattress performed best for back sleepers under 230 pounds.
Silk & Snow mattresses at a glance
|Model||Firmness||Mattress type||Height||Base price (queen)|
|Silk & Snow Mattress||Medium (5)||Foam||10″||$800|
|Silk & Snow Hybrid||Medium firm (6)||Hybrid||12″||$850|
|Silk & Snow Organic||Medium firm (6)||Hybrid||12″||$1,200|
Where can you buy the Silk & Snow Mattress?
The Silk & Snow Mattress is sold on the brand’s websites and is not available via third-party online retailers. The company has separate websites for shoppers in the United States and Canada. Silk & Snow also has a showroom in Toronto and sells its products at EQ3 showrooms located in the U.S. and Canada.
|Buying information and customer policies|
|Shipping||Shipping is free to all Canadian provinces and contiguous U.S. states. Orders in Canadian territories, Alaska, and Hawaii incur an added shipping charge. Delivery time varies by location. The mattress ships compressed in a box.|
|Additional services||For an additional fee, Silk & Snow offers White Glove delivery with old mattress removal for orders delivered to Toronto. The service does not include bed frame removal.|
|Sleep trial||The company provides a 100-night sleep trial with a required 30-night break-in period. Returns within the trial period are eligible for a full refund.|
|Warranty||The Silk & Snow Mattress is protected by a 15-year limited warranty. It covers certain defects in craftsmanship and materials not caused by typical wear and tear or improper care.|
The warranty is prorated after the first 10 years. This means that, during the last five years, it only covers 75% of the original price.
Silk & Snow Mattress FAQ
Silk & Snow mattresses are made in Canada. The brand partners with local companies for both manufacturing and materials.
You can try the Silk & Snow Mattress at the company’s Toronto showroom or at EQ3 partner showrooms in Canada and the U.S. The company also provides a 100-night sleep trial for online orders to allow you to try the mattress in your own bedroom.
Our testing showed that the Silk & Snow Mattress is least effective for side sleepers over 230 pounds and back and stomach sleepers over 130 pounds.