Editor’s note: This review was originally published in October 2017. I have since used an Endy mattress and a Hush mattress. While both of those have been great, the Hamuq mattress is still my mattress of choice.
After suffering from one too many uncomfortable sleeps, I finally decided to ditch my old, saggy mattress and get something that wouldn’t make me cry when I went to bed at night. I knew I wanted something with memory foam, that was easy to get into my house and that was made to the best standards possible. My research led me to the Hamuq Original Hybrid mattress and I couldn’t be happier.
Hamuq is an online mattress retailer based in Peterborough, Ontario. All their mattresses are made in Toronto under strict quality and labour standards and they only use environmentally-friendly materials to make their mattresses (along with Canadian steel). Supporting a Canadian company and sleeping on something that isn’t packed with chemicals were very important points in my decision to go with them.
Why the Hamuq Original Hybrid mattress?
What truly sold me on the Hamuq mattress as opposed to the many other bed-in-a-box options out there is that it is a hybrid pocket coil and memory foam mattress. With a pocket coil mattress you get the benefits of a firm mattress, the comfort of a pillow-top mattress and it also helps extracts heat and so you sleep much cooler.
The Hamuq Original Hybrid mattress is available in twin, twin xl, double, queen, king and California king sizes at varying price points from $900 to $1200. No matter what size you order it is shipped for free to your door in a convenient, reasonably sized box.
Hamuq also offers a 120 night trial so if you are not totally happy with your mattress purchase they will give you a full refund and pick the mattress up for free (if you send the mattress back it is donated to someone in need and not thrown in the garbage).
I went with the queen size mattress. It arrived a few days after ordering and because the mattress is rolled and compressed, I had no issues bringing the box inside and getting it into the bedroom (although it was much heavier than I expected).
Once I got the rolled up bag of mattress out of the box I carefully opened the plastic and BAM! It grew into a queen mattress. The process was very cool and satisfying to watch (as you can see in the video above).
First impression of the Hamuq mattress
My first impression of the Hamuq mattress was that the material felt very soft and high-end. There was also no off-gassing or nasty odor at all, which is expected from new furniture these days. As soon as I laid down on it I felt my back thanking me.
After my first sleep on it I found my back wasn’t sore when I woke up. Where I used to spend 10 – 15 minutes each morning trying to work out the pain so I could stand straight, I was now able to jump out of bed fresh and ready for the day ahead. After sleeping on the Hamuq mattress for a few months my back still feels great and I now dread having to sleep in a hotel (or anywhere else).
Controlling your comfort
I got the mattress in early August when it was still quite warm out. As promised, the Hamuq mattress sleeps much cooler and I noticed right away I wasn’t waking up all sweaty. Now that the nights are getting cooler I find the mattress is still a comfortable temperature when I get into bed.
The big bonus of the Hamuq mattress is the pocket coils. If I do toss and turn in my sleep my partner doesn’t feel it at all, and vice versa. We both end up getting a much better sleep because of this.
Overall I am very impressed and happy with the Hamuq mattress and highly recommend it. My only regret is that I didn’t know about it sooner and suffered with back problems and many bad sleeps for way too long.
For more information on the Hamuq mattress, visit hamuq.com.
Photo credit: Hamuq