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Silk & Snow Organic Mattress Review: Sustainable Comfort, Sturdy Support

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Written by Jamie DiGiovanni

Reviewed by Dr. Michael Breus

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Mattress Review

Silk & Snow Organic

Details

  • Type: Hybrid

  • Firmness: Medium Firm (6)

  • Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

  • Price Range: $900 – $1,500

  • Warranty: 15 Year, Limited

Highlights

  • Eco-friendly design is made with natural and organic materials
  • Latex comfort system enhances responsiveness and temperature control
  • Performs well for side and back sleepers under 230 pounds

Drawbacks

  • Sensitive sleepers may notice some motion transfer when a bed partner moves
  • Lacks sufficient support for stomach sleepers over 130 pounds
  • Added shipping fee to Alaska, Hawaii, and Canadian territories

Sleep Doctor’s Take: Silk & Snow Organic Mattress

The Silk & Snow Organic Mattress is a competitively priced latex hybrid that incorporates natural and certified organic materials. Its surface gently conforms to the body with plenty of pushback to meet the needs of side and back sleepers. Our team was impressed by its temperature neutrality, edge support, and durability.

Silk & Snow Organic Mattress: An Introduction

Toronto-based Silk & Snow, established in 2017, sells Canadian-made mattresses along with bedding products and home furnishings. The brand currently offers three mattresses: the Silk & Snow Mattress, the Silk & Snow Hybrid, and the Silk & Snow Organic.

The Silk & Snow Mattress is the brand’s flagship memory foam model, while the Silk & Snow Hybrid has a combination of gel-infused memory foam and individually wrapped coils. 

We’ll take an in-depth look at the Silk & Snow Organic Mattress, examining how it’s constructed and how it performed for our testing team. We’ll also cover the price, shipping options, and details about the sleep trial and warranty.

How We Review

Our team of mattress experts assessed the Silk & Snow Organic Mattress’ performance in key performance areas like pressure relief, temperature control, and edge support. We also examined the mattress’ comfort for various types of sleepers. Our hands-on approach offers insightful, reliable ratings to aid you in determining if the Silk & Snow Organic meets your needs.

What’s It Like to Sleep on the Silk & Snow Organic Mattress?

In the Silk & Snow Organic Mattress, distinctive layers of organic cotton, wool, organic latex, and zoned coils combine for a balanced and responsive feel. 

The comfort system contains a thick layer of wool over two layers of latex, providing gentle contouring and pressure relief without excess sinkage. This is balanced by the bed’s supportive coil core, which adds bounce and makes moving on the mattress easy. Its cotton cover, perforated latex, and pocketed coils enhance breathability and helped keep our testers cool.

Silk & Snow Organic Mattress Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Multiple certifications for organic materials and low indoor emissions
  • Responsive surface facilitates movement
  • Strong edges increase usable surface area

Cons

  • May be too soft for sleepers over 230 pounds
  • Stomach sleepers may sink too deeply into the latex layers
  • Lacks the deep contouring of memory foam for people prioritizing pressure relief

Sleeping Positions, Body Weight, and Firmness

We rated the Silk & Snow Organic Mattress as medium firm (6) on our 10-point firmness scale. A medium firm mattress tends to have ample cushioning but allows less sinkage than softer models. This added pushback helps support the back and spine, a quality appreciated by a wide range of sleepers.

Although this firmness rating has broad appeal, the right level of firmness for an individual depends on factors like their body weight and whether they sleep on their back, side, stomach, or a combination of positions.

Silk & Snow Organic Mattress Sleeper Ratings

Under 130 lbs.130-230 lbs.Over 230 lbs.
Side Sleepers3/55/53/5
Back Sleepers4/55/52/5
Stomach Sleepers5/52/52/5

Side Sleepers

The Silk & Snow Organic Mattress was comfortable for all the side sleepers on our testing team, but it performed exceptionally well for those weighing between 130 and 230 pounds. They felt that their hips and shoulders were well cushioned and that the bed provided just the right amount of pressure relief.

Back Sleepers

Our back sleepers under 230 pounds were impressed with the Silk & Snow Organic. They felt a nice balance of cradling and support for their spine, with no pressure or misalignment in their lumbar region. Our back sleepers over 230 pounds felt some sinkage in the lumbar area, noting that they prefer a slightly firmer model.

Stomach Sleepers

Although the bed’s zoned coil system provided adequate support for our stomach sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds, it felt too soft for heavier testers, who said they need more support to prevent their midsection from sinking into the mattress.

Our Performance Ratings

How a mattress performs is just as important as how it feels. We use a five-point performance ratings scale, with 1 indicating poor performance and 5 meaning excellent. 

Pressure Relief

Rating: 3/5

While latex layers typically don’t relieve pressure as well as materials like memory foam, we were pleased with how the Silk & Snow Organic performed in this category. Our testers reported that it did a good job of dispersing body weight and preventing sore spots. They also observed that the bed provided comfortable contouring and cushioning for their shoulders, hips, and other pressure-prone areas.

Temperature Neutrality

Rating: 4/5

Latex mattresses and hybrids that incorporate a latex comfort system tend to sleep cooler than mattresses that use synthetic foam, and the Silk & Snow Organic is a perfect example. Our testers enjoyed the breathable fabrics and buoyant quality of the latex, which allowed air to circulate around their body. This model also uses perforated latex that allows for additional airflow and prevents heat from building up in the mattress’ top layers.

Motion Isolation

Rating: 3/5

Our testers gave the Silk & Snow Organic decent marks for its ability to prevent motion from transferring from one side of the bed to the other. Because of the natural bounce of latex, co-sleepers may feel some vibrations during the night when one person moves, but the use of cotton and wool in the comfort system lessens disturbances across the surface. 

Edge Support

Rating: 4/5

Good edge support is important for getting the most out of a mattress, and our team found that the Silk & Snow Organic has better than average edge support. It boasts a reinforced perimeter to prevent sagging when sitting on the edge, resulting in a sturdy surface that retains its shape under pressure.

Durability

Rating: 4/5

Hybrids and latex mattresses tend to have the longest lifespan of any mattress type. The Silk & Snow Organic uses materials like organic cotton, wool, and Dunlop latex to create a bed that is naturally resistant to sagging over time. We predict that it will be at least eight years before you need to replace this durable mattress.

Ease of Movement

Rating: 4/5

The Silk & Snow Organic has a responsive design that makes moving around on the bed easy. Our testers liked its springiness, which enabled them to change positions and get in and out of bed without difficulty. This buoyancy also prevented them from feeling like they were sinking excessively into the mattress.

Off-Gassing

Rating: 4/5

Off-gassing isn’t much of a problem with the Silk & Snow Organic Mattress. The bed’s natural construction reduces the odors common with mattresses made of foam or other synthetic materials. Our testers observed that the latex released a slight rubber-like smell after being removed from its packaging, but it dissipated quickly. 

What Is the Silk & Snow Organic Mattress Made Of?

The cover of the Silk & Snow Organic Mattress is made of organic cotton certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Below that, a layer of Joma wool sourced from New Zealand serves as a natural fire barrier.

Under the layers of cotton and wool are two layers of Dunlop latex that’s certified organic by the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) and certified by eco-INSTITUT as being free of harmful chemicals. Finally, pocketed steel coils make up the bed’s support core. The coils are zoned, with firmer springs in the middle third of the mattress to provide enhanced lumbar support.

Silk & Snow Organic Mattress Construction Layers

Cover MaterialOrganic Cotton
Comfort Layers1″ Joma Wool
.75″ Organic Dunlop Latex
1.75″ Organic Dunlop Latex
Support CoreZoned Pocketed Coils

How Much Does the Silk & Snow Organic Mattress Cost?

While mattresses that are certified for sustainability often come with a higher price tag, the Silk & Snow Organic is a mid-range latex hybrid that’s priced lower than many other latex and hybrid mattresses. While it’s the most expensive of Silk & Snow’s lineup, it’s still reasonably priced for budget shoppers looking for an organic latex hybrid.

SizesPriceDimensionsHeightWeight
Twin$90038” x 75”12”55 lbs.
Twin XL$90038″ x 80″12”58 lbs.
Full$110053” x 75”12”83 lbs.
Queen$120060″ x 80″12”92 lbs.
King$150076″ x 80″12”110 lbs.
California King$150072″ x 84″12”115 lbs.

Which Silk & Snow Mattress Is Right for You?

In addition to the Organic, Silk & Snow manufactures two other mattresses, each showcasing a distinct design. The flagship Silk & Snow Mattress is the company’s medium (5) all-foam model. The use of memory foam in this model helps it provide better pressure relief than the Organic and better overall performance for sleepers under 130 pounds.

The Silk & Snow Hybrid more closely resembles the Organic, but it uses polyfoam and memory foam instead of latex in the comfort system and doesn’t have the Organic’s range of green certifications.

Silk & Snow Mattresses at a Glance

ModelFirmnessMattress TypeHeightBase Price (Queen)
Silk & Snow MattressMedium (5)Foam10”$800
Silk & Snow HybridMedium Firm (6)Hybrid12”$850
Silk & Snow OrganicMedium Firm (6)Hybrid12”$1,200

Where Can You Buy the Silk & Snow Organic Mattress?

Shoppers can purchase the Silk & Snow Organic Mattress on the brand’s website. The company also has a showroom in Toronto and a store in Ottawa. Silk & Snow mattresses are also featured at several EQ3 showrooms in Canada and the U.S.

Buying Information and Customer Policies
ShippingShipping is free across most of Canada and the U.S. A nonrefundable shipping charge applies to orders in Alaska, Hawaii, and Canadian territories. The mattress is compressed in a box for shipping. Allow 72 hours for it to fully decompress.
Additional ServicesWhite Glove delivery service to addresses in Toronto is available for a fee. It includes the delivery and setup of your new mattress and the removal of your old one.
Sleep TrialSilk & Snow mattresses come with a 100-night sleep trial. Silk & Snow requires that you try the mattress for at least 30 nights, then the company issues a full refund on returns for the remainder of the trial window.
WarrantyThe Silk & Snow Organic Mattress has a 15-year limited warranty that begins the day it’s delivered. If the mattress is deemed defective, Silk & Snow will repair or replace it at no cost for the first 10 years and at 75% of the purchase price between years 11 and 15. Additional warranty details can be found on the brand’s website.

Silk & Snow Organic Mattress FAQ

Why should you buy an organic mattress?

Organic mattresses offer a range of benefits for both you and the planet. Beyond their potential for a longer lifespan and reduced odor, they’re constructed primarily from natural materials, reducing your exposure to synthetic chemicals and helping to promote a healthier indoor environment.

Where are Silk & Snow Organic Mattresses made?

Silk & Snow Organic Mattresses are made in Canada. The foam, latex, and fabrics that make up the mattresses are also sourced from Canadian suppliers.

Is the Silk & Snow Organic Mattress good for combination sleepers?

The Silk & Snow Organic Mattress can be a good pick for combination sleepers because the latex and coils make for a springy surface that facilitates changes in sleeping positions. That said, we think some combination sleepers will enjoy it more than others. Our testers determined that it’s best suited for side and back sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds. Heavier individuals, or those who occasionally or always sleep on their stomach, may find that they sink too deeply into the latex comfort system.

Do organic mattresses have an odor?

Whether a mattress has an odor depends on its construction and how it is packaged for shipping. Mattresses made without synthetic foams, like the Silk & Snow Organic Mattress, don’t release potentially bothersome volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are responsible for the chemical-like odor people typically associate with new mattresses. However, latex mattresses may have a slight rubbery smell when they’re new.

About The Author

Jamie DiGiovanni

Staff Writer, Sleep Health


Jamie is a freelance writer who has worked in the healthcare field for more than 20 years. Based in Essex Fells, New Jersey, Jamie has also written for Men’s Health Magazine and MCS Healthcare, a healthcare communications agency. With a degree in English and communications from Muhlenberg College, Jamie is skilled at diving into medical research, identifying key findings, issues, and trends, and clearly and effectively communicating those. Jamie is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle, which includes cooking healthy meals for her husband and two daughters, taking long walks with her two dogs, and playing a lot of tennis.

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