Birch Mattresses Review

TLDR;

Birch is one of those unique brands that manages to provide high-level quality and materials

Birch Mattresses Review

When it comes to mattresses today, there is no such thing as simple. Sophisticated manufacturing practices and exotic materials make most mattress purchases anything but simple.

That’s not the case with Birch. Birch is one of those unique brands that manages to provide high-level quality and materials, yet at the same time, maintains a certain simplicity and wholesome approach that is so appealing in a complex world. Handmade in the USA, all organic, comfortable, supportive, yet affordable, the Birch mattress has a lot to offer the modern buyer. Let’s take a closer look at how this unique mattress brand manages to do it all.

You can always skip to the summary section, if you’re in a hurry.

Who Is it For?

The focus on the Birch brand is firmly in the eco-conscious category, however, that doesn’t mean compromising on other important factors when it comes to purchasing a mattress. The Birch mattress is constructed with high-quality materials, some of which are sourced and manufactured directly in the USA. The mattress itself is handmade in the USA, with top priority given to comfort and durability. The medium-firm feel makes it ideal for a range of body types and sleeps positions. At the same time, buyers are assured of its natural, organic status, as the mattress comes complete with a range of environmentally-friendly certifications.

Birch keeps its pricing affordable, with a mission to give customers a great night’s sleep, a clear eco-conscience, and a convenient purchase experience that cuts out the middleman. Birch is the perfect brand for customers who want that magical combination of luxury and simplicity.

Birch Mattresses Review

The Birch Collection

The Birch collection consists of one mattress type in hybrid construction. It has 5 layers of the highest quality organic materials sourced from New Zealand, Asia, and the USA. The mattress is handmade in the USA, lending it a superior level of quality – and although not a budget mattress, it is packed with features, giving it a good bang for your buck.

The Birch “organic” mattress is available in all standard mattress sizes, and there are several accessories that can be purchased at an extra cost:

Twin $1049

Twin XL $1099

Full $1299

Queen $1499

King $1799

King Cal $1799

Extra accessories:

Plush Organic Mattress Topper $400

Organic Pillow $99

10 Year Accidental Damage Coverage $119

Birch’s Mattress Construction

Birch mattresses are handmade, which means that each is slightly unique. While all Birch mattresses are a comfortable 11 inches tall, mattress dimensions can vary by up to 1 inch on any side, due to the manual manufacturing process.

The hybrid Birch mattress combines steel innerspring support and natural latex comfort in 5 layers. The base layer features wool batting to stabilize the entire mattress and provide durability. The batting is made of New Zealand wool that retains its shape and integrity over the long term. Next is a support layer consisting of hundreds of individually wrapped coils made of high-quality steel manufactured in the USA. This robust support core effectively holds the body while absorbing the impact of a good motion isolation profile. It also constitutes the strong surrounding rim so the mattress won’t sag. The next layer is natural Talalay latex, responsibly sourced from South East Asia and certified by OEKO-TEX, eco-INSTITUT, and the Rainforest Alliance. The latex cushioning provides excellent contoured support that cradles the pressure points and relieves buildup of pressure while you sleep. This is followed by a comfort layer made of natural, organic wool that regulates temperature and provides a strong comfort sensation. This is due to the natural elasticity of the robust wool fibers. Next, there is a wool cover layer, based on natural wool fibers interspersed with rayon to act as a fire retardant without the use of dangerous plastics. The mattress top is made of organic cotton grown in the USA,  incredibly soft yet slightly stretchy for ultimate comfort.

Birch Trial Period and Guarantee

Birch offers a standard 100-night sleep trial, which is ample time to get to know the mattress and decide if it is right for you. After 30 days, the mattress can be returned for a full refund if desired. Returned mattresses are donated to charities, depending on the local laws and regulations. The Birch mattress has a limited warranty of 25 years, covering any defects in materials or manufacturing that may arise from regular use.

Other Birch products have warranties too, such as the Plush Organic Pillow Top, that has a 1-year warranty, and the Organic Pillow that has a 3-year warranty.

Birch Firmness Level

The Birch mattress offers a medium-firm feel, which is common among brands that have just one mattress in their collection. This is due to the fact that the medium-firm category covers the most sleep positions and preferences, and at the same time, is recommended for back and neck issues, making it highly popular among consumers. For people who prefer a softer sensation, the Plush Organic Mattress Topper adds an extra layer of softness to offset the medium-firmness and can be purchased on the website at an extra cost.

Birch Comfort

The Birch mattress approaches comfort in two ways – breathable, cooling sensation, and excellent pressure relief. The natural cotton cover, high-quality absorbent wool layer, and Talalay latex support, which has excellent breathability, all contribute to the increased airflow and cooling effect of the Birch mattress. The combination of natural supportive latex over the strong steel multi-coil core allows for the precise support and contour where it is needed, ensuring maximum comfort on the sensitive pressure points of the body.

Birch Smell Effect

The Birch brand takes extreme pride in the natural, organic composition of its products. All the natural components of the mattress – cotton, latex, and wool – are organic and certified, safe for the customer and the planet. There are no harmful chemicals or plastics, which means that the new mattress has a mild, natural odor that will quickly dissipate as soon as the mattress is released from its packaging and the organic materials are able to breathe.

Birch Trial Period and Guarantee

Birch offers a standard 100-night sleep trial, which is ample time to get to know the mattress and decide if it is right for you. After 30 days, the mattress can be returned for a full refund if desired. Returned mattresses are donated to charities, depending on the local laws and regulations. The Birch mattress has a limited warranty of 25 years, covering any defects in materials or manufacturing that may arise from regular use.

Other Birch products have warranties too, such as the Plush Organic Pillow Top, that has a 1-year warranty, and the Organic Pillow that has a 3-year warranty.

Birch Firmness Level

The Birch mattress offers a medium-firm feel, which is common among brands that have just one mattress in their collection. This is due to the fact that the medium-firm category covers the most sleep positions and preferences, and at the same time, is recommended for back and neck issues, making it highly popular among consumers. For people who prefer a softer sensation, the Plush Organic Mattress Topper adds an extra layer of softness to offset the medium-firmness and can be purchased on the website at an extra cost.

Birch Comfort

The Birch mattress approaches comfort in two ways – breathable, cooling sensation, and excellent pressure relief. The natural cotton cover, high-quality absorbent wool layer, and Talalay latex support, which has excellent breathability, all contribute to the increased airflow and cooling effect of the Birch mattress. The combination of natural supportive latex over the strong steel multi-coil core allows for the precise support and contour where it is needed, ensuring maximum comfort on the sensitive pressure points of the body.

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Birch Smell Effect

The Birch brand takes extreme pride in the natural, organic composition of its products. All the natural components of the mattress – cotton, latex, and wool – are organic and certified, safe for the customer and the planet. There are no harmful chemicals or plastics, which means that the new mattress has a mild, natural odor that will quickly dissipate as soon as the mattress is released from its packaging and the organic materials are able to breathe.

Birch Motion Isolation

The combination of a robust core based on hundreds of individually wrapped coil springs, combined with the secure steel rim around the mattress in the support section ensures excellent motion isolation. The powerful steel structure does an outstanding job of absorbing the impact of movement, and the latex and wool layers further absorb the impact, ensuring a quiet, undisturbed night’s sleep for people who share a bed or those who toss and turn frequently during the night.

The Ordering Process

Ordering via the Birch website is easy and fast. Once the order is processed and shipped, customers receive a confirmation email with a tracking number, so they can check the order status at any time. Packages are shipped via FedEx Ground delivery. Customers can register for the FedEx Delivery Manager service to change the delivery time or manage delivery details directly with the shipping company.

Shipping is free to all 50 states of the USA.

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Birch Delivery and Packaging

You can expect to receive your Birch mattress delivery within 3-5 business days. It will arrive on your doorstep lightly compressed and rolled in a delivery box, sized 42” x 19.5” x 19.5”. If you have ordered several Birch products, they will arrive separately in individual packages.

Once your Birch mattress arrives, gently open the box and allow the mattress to unfold and return to its natural shape. This will occur gradually over a few hours and then the mattress is ready for you to enjoy a good night’s sleep.

The Birch brand has a little something for everyone: natural, organic materials; excellent support and contouring; environmentally friendly certifications; mid-level firmness; plush comfort; a simple, convenient purchase process – all at a reasonably affordable price.

If wool from New Zealand, latex from Asia, all handmade in the USA, and down-to-earth safety and eco-friendly construction is your dream, then Birch offers the perfect mattress for your bedroom.

Lee Levy

Lee Levy

Lee is an experienced reviewer and passionate about trying new products. She is a side sleeper and always looking to ways to avoid back pains in her sleep. Lee is a mom for two little princesses and a devoted wife, living in Brooklyn, NYC.