Endy Vs Douglas Mattress Canada 2020 – Comparison Review

Endy Vs Douglas Mattress Canada

The Endy and the Douglas are two of the biggest names in the Canadian bed in a box industry. In this review of the Endy vs Douglas mattress in Canada, we’ll offer an in-depth look into the similarities and differences of these mattresses, and whether it’s worth choosing one mattress over the other.

30-Second Review: The Douglas

One of the most popular Canadian creations of its time, The Douglas is a medium-firm mattress produced from high-quality materials, at a surprisingly fair price to the consumer. Being eco-conscious and allergy-friendly, this mattress naturally has a large and interested target audience. The Douglas combines layers of cooling gel foam and latex-free foam that offer a balanced amalgamation of support and sink. You can buy the Douglas with the guarantee that if you don’t like the mattress within 120 nights, you can send it back free of charge.

Layers & MaterialsFirmness (Out Of 10)Size Options & Dimensions (inches)
Warranty & ReturnsPrice
- 2” Luxury ecoLight® Cooling Gel Foam
- 2” Premium Elastex® Foam
- 6” Motion Isolation Support Foam
Medium (6.6)- Twin: 38" x 75" x 10"
- Twin XL: 38" x 80" x 10"
- Full/Double: 53" x 75" x 10"
- Queen: 60" x 80" x 10"
- King: 76" x 80" x 10"
- California King: 72" x 84" x 10"
- 120-Night Trial
- 15-Year Warranty
$599-$849

See Price At Douglas

30-Second Review: The Endy

The Endy is perhaps the Douglas’ biggest competitor in the mattress market. Also manufactured in Canada, this mattress has an all-foam design. It offers breathable material – using its own Endy open-air cell foam to provide just the right level of firmness without pressure points. Though the mattress has changed in design since its initial production, its core purpose has remained the same: to offer a streamlined shape and enough support to cradle your body in all different sleeping positions. You get a slightly smaller sleep trial with the Endy, but Endy’s offering of 100 nights is still plenty of time to adjust to the mattress and decide whether it is for you.

Layers & MaterialsFirmness (Out Of 10)Size Options & Dimensions (inches)
Warranty & ReturnsPrice
- 2" Endy Foam
- 3" Transition Foam
- 5" Support Foam
Medium (6.5) - Twin: 39" x 75" x 10"
- Twin XL: 39" x 80" x 10"
- Full/Double: 54" x 75" x 10"
- Queen: 60" x 80" x 10"
- King: 76" x 80" x 10"
- California King: 72" x 84" x 10"
- 100-Night Trial
- 10-Year Warranty
$675-$950

See Price At Endy

Delivery

Delivery

All Canadian customers can benefit from coast-to-coast shipping with the Endy. After placing your order, your mattress will be processed for 1 to 2 days, after which you will receive an estimated shipping date. You can track your delivery on the day it is due to arrive.

Endy mattresses come in a box that is 44” x 18” x 18” in size, no matter how big the mattress you order.

Like Endy, Douglas ships to everywhere in Canada, but don’t offer international shipping. Shipping is free and fast, and your mattress should arrive within 6 days of your order (this always depends on your location, so check with support before ordering). Again, you can track your delivery to keep an eye on your parcel.

The box the Douglas is shipped in 45″ x 18″ x 18″ inches in size. A Twin mattress’s weight is 38 lbs; a Double mattress weighs 50 lbs; a Queen weighs 65 lbs; the King and California King weigh 80 lbs.

Unboxing And Setup

Like most mattresses in a box, the Endy comes fully manufactured, but air-packed into the box, rolled up like a carpet. Endy’s box is particularly lovely to look at, with an appealing plaid interior and a cut-out in the cardboard for carrying. There are also instructions included on a well-designed piece of card.

To get the mattress out of the box, open the top or bottom end and tip it out. Then pull the plastic flap that holds the coating shut around the mattress, then pull the coating away. The mattress comes with a cutting tool provided by Endy to help with the process. Over the next few hours, the Endy will gradually expand to its intended shape and size.

Unboxing and set-up are virtually identically processes for the Douglas. It, too, comes rolled up in the box, which simplifies the delivery and shipping process. The box itself is undetailed and simplified, and reasonably sturdy – though a handle would make it easier to carry.

As with the Endy, you just open the box, unroll the mattress, remove the plastic wrapping, and leave the mattress to expand to its full size. There is no instructions leaflet or welcome letter included with the Douglas, which is a bit of a shame, but removing the packaging is pretty self-explanatory.

Mattress Construction

Mattress Construction

Cover Material

Cover Material

The Endy’s mattress cover is made from a knit polyester fabric that proves to be very soft and breathable. The cover’s added bonus is that you can remove it to wash it, which is excellent if you want to keep it clean – not all mattress covers are removable.

The Douglas has a particularly attractive mattress cover, which features a unique mountain range pattern. It is made from sustainable Tencel fibres, giving it a soft and stretchy feel. You can also wash the Douglas’ cover – just make sure you use cold or warm water on a delicate setting.

Top Layer

Endy: Breathable open-air cell foam layer

The Endy has a top layer made from the manufacturer’s patented Endy Foam, which features breathable open-air cells that prevent overheating and offer good pressure relief in all sleeping positions. This top layer is softer than the lower layers, allowing the sleeper to “sink into” their bed position.

Douglas: Luxury ecoLight cooling gel foam

Like the Endy, Douglas has a top layer designed to prevent overheating – in this case, by using ecoLight cooling gel foam. This material doesn’t only help to distribute heat away from the sleeper; it also provides support. The advantage of the Douglas’ top layer is that it’s eco-conscious and has less carbon input than memory foam.

Middle Layer

Endy: Transition polyfoam layer

The Endy’s middle layer of foam is made from transition polyfoam. As the name suggests, the firmer material acts as a transition layer between the Endy Foam top layer and the solid base. It is a responsive foam, preventing you from experiencing a “stuck in the bed” situation when you need to get up in the night.

Douglas: Premium Elastex foam

The Douglas has a very similar take on its middle layer, using Premium Elastex, an allergy-friendly, chemical-free copy of latex memory foam. This layer provides that extra support that prevents sinking too deep into the bed. The Douglas wins the points here, purely because its foam layer is a much kinder alternative to latex.

Bottom Layer

Endy: High-density polyfoam base layer

At the base of the Endy is a layer of high-density polyfoam, which helps to give the bed its durability and prevents it from losing its shape after nights of being slept on. This layer gives the mattress more stability, preventing it from wobbling when a sleeper rolls over or gets out of bed.

Douglas: Motion Isolation support foam

In the Douglas, the bottom Motion Isolation Support Foam is the mattress’ thickest foam layer. Though the Douglas isn’t a hybrid mattress, the bottom layer behaves similarly to a mattress containing tiny pocket-coil springs, stabilizing the mattress and reducing aftershock from movement. Like the Endy, Douglas is a good choice for couples sharing a bed, as both offer good motion isolation.

Firmness And Feel

You can buy the Endy in one firmness rating: 6.5. This is an accurate rating from our perspective – the mattress has a medium-firm quality for a number of different body shapes and weights. With a combination of memory foam and polyfoam, the Endy is both responsive, with a good bounce-back, but the top comfort layer still provides enough sink to cradle a sleeper’s body. Getting in and out of the mattress isn’t too tricky, and changing positions doesn’t take a lot of effort at all.

The Douglas rates very similar to the Endy on the firmness scale, as a 6.6 out of 10. It’s unlikely that you would feel much difference lying down on the Douglas compared to the Endy. Because the mattresses are a very similar firmness but are made from different materials, it may be that you simply prefer the feel of one material to another. If you are looking for a mattress with a little more sink, you may find the Doulas slightly too hard for your tastes. However, the quilted top layer has plenty of softness and feels pillow-y when you first lie down.

Edge Support

Edge Support

Edge support is exactly how it sounds – it is a measure of how firm and supportive the edge of a mattress feels; essentially, how safe you feel lying close to the edge of your mattress, and how unlikely it would be to roll off. The Endy has fairly average edge support that could be a little better. The foam sinks quite substantially when you sit at the mattress edge, which does feel a bit like the bed is caving in, and has the result of tipping you forwards to the floor. Lying down feels slightly better, but getting too close to the edge creates an uncomfortable sinking response.

The Douglas is not so weak around the edges. Thanks to its strong base layer and medium-firm foam upper layers, this mattress provides more safe sleeping space across its surface and doesn’t give the feeling that you might fall out of bed if you lie too near to the sides. Sitting on the Douglas’s edge is comfortable and, again, doesn’t feel like you are being pitched off.

Motion Isolation

Motion isolation is used to describe how much a mattress shakes or wobbles with movement; for instance, if you were to roll over in bed. The Endy has particularly good motion isolation, and, rather than jiggling with movement, it absorbs your body weight and prevents motion transfer across the bed. For this reason, it is a good option for couples who share a bed, especially if one or both are light sleepers.

The Douglas also offers good motion isolation, enabling one person to sleep soundly while the other person rolls over, gets up, or sits on the bed’s side. With both the Douglas and the Endy being foam mattresses, they don’t have the bounce of a spring or hybrid mattress, which makes them much less reactive to movement.

Durability

Endy is designed to be at its optimum between six and a half and seven years but has a 10-warranty, so you should expect a comfortable night’s sleep for at least this period of time. As most all-foam mattresses last for eight to ten years, the Endy has a fairly average lifespan compared to its peers. By rotating the mattress regularly, you can help extend its lifespan by preventing dips in specific spots after so many repeated nights of sleep.

The Douglas is made from a durable gel foam designed to stand the test of time without compressing or separating beneath the sleeper. Impressively, Douglas offers a 15-year warranty for the mattress, indicating that it is guaranteed to last this long without damage or wear-and-tear. You can ask for a free replacement if the cover rips or the mattress becomes unreasonably dented.

Temperature

One of the biggest plus-points of the Endy is its ability to control temperature and disperse heat. Memory foam, a popular foam for mattresses, tends to hold onto heat. Endy’s designers have deliberately used their own version of this foam, Endy Foam, which has temperature-neutral qualities. This means that even hot sleepers won’t end up lying on a bed of trapped heat with the Endy.

The Douglas has followed the same route as the Endy with the no memory foam design. Though like every foam mattress, the Douglas does lock in more heat than a hybrid or spring alternative, it uses cooling gel foam that reduces heat retention. Between this foam is a lightweight foam layer, which allows air to flow into the mattress and prevent overheating. Though neither the Endy nor the Douglas are the coolest mattresses on offer, they are two of the coolest you can find in the foam mattress market.

Pressure Relief

Pressure relief is incredibly important in a mattress. It ensures that a mattress supports your hips, shoulders, lower back and other “pressure points” in the body, preventing pain or discomfort from sleeping in one position for too long. The Endy moulds perfectly to a sleeper’s spine, making it ideal for those who sleep on their backs. The Endy puts a little more pressure on the hips for side sleepers, but it would be absolutely fine for average body weights. Front sleepers may equally find the Endy too soft, and find they need more support.

With its 6.6 out of 10 rating, the Douglas has a fantastic medium-firm rating for pressure relief. As with the Endy, back sleepers will enjoy the spinal and hip support, which will encourage sleeping in an aligned position. Again, side sleepers of a heavier weight may need a firmer mattress, but the Douglas is ideal for the majority of sleepers.

Off-Gassing

It’s normal for a new mattress to releaser certain gases and odours when you unpackage it and remove it from its box. This odour is completely harmless to health, but you might not find it pleasant to lay your head close to for several nights. The Endy’s designers advise that you don’t sleep on the mattress for a couple of days, allowing the gas to disperse, if you are sensitive to smell. The initial smell is quite intense, especially in the first 48 hours. But within a couple of days, the smell should have mostly dissipated, and within a week, it will have completely vanished.

Similarly, the Douglas releases a distinctive smell when removed from its packaging. However, with Douglas, you have peace of mind that no harsh chemicals could affect your health, as the manufacturers use only CertiPUR certified high-quality materials.

Price

The Endy mattress is a fair price for the quality and durability of the mattress you get. The smallest available mattress is the twin and costs $675. The largest, the California King, costs $950. The most popular choice is the Queen, which costs $850. At the time of this review, the California King and the King cost exactly the same price, so if you have a big enough bed, you might want to take advantage of the deal.

TwinTwin XLFull/DoubleQueenKingCalifornia King
$675$700$775$850$950$950

See Price At Endy

The Douglas mattress is slightly better-valued than the Endy, with the smallest twin costing $599, and the California king costing $849 – $1 cheaper than the Endy’s Queen. Most people opt for a Queen, which costs $749. It is also worth noting that while the Endy’s prices have increased this year, the Douglas’ has remained the same. The Douglas has a 15-year warranty, too, which technically means you get more value for your money, as the mattress is almost guaranteed to last for a longer period of time.

TwinTwin XLFull/DoubleQueenKingCalifornia King
$599$629$679$749$849$849

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Warranty And Returns

Both Endy and Douglas offer a good warranty and returns scheme for their mattresses, so if you don’t like the product or it doesn’t live up to expectations, you have options. Endy offers a 10-year warranty, which guarantees replacement of a mattress that has defects found in fabrication.

The Endy also has a 100-night sleep trial, as most mattress in a box manufacturers provide. The sleep trial allows you to adjust to the Endy and decide whether it is a good fit for you – and 100 nights gives you more than enough sleeps to make that decision.

To read the full warranty, please visit the Endy warranty page.

Douglas is exceptionally fair with its warranty, offering a full 15 years, which isn’t the norm for any mattress company.

Once more, the Douglas beats the Endy with its sleep trial, too, offering 120 nights to adjust to the mattress, including 30 mandatory sleeping nights before you can return. If the mattress isn’t for you, you can return it for a full refund, and Douglas will collect it free-of-charge for you. Though the Douglas does offer a longer sleep trial than the Endy, there really isn’t much difference in the two, and it is unlikely that you will need those extra 20 days to make up your mind.

To read the full warranty, please visit the Douglas warranty page.

FAQs Of Endy Vs Douglas:

Q: Do you care for these mattresses the same way?

For the most part, yes. Endy can be bought with a water-resistant mattress protector that will help you to keep it clean and cared for, and you should also rotate the mattress every 3 to 6 months to maintain its integrity. The Douglas should also be rotated every 3 to 6 months, and you can buy a separate mattress protector to offer protection against spills.

Q: What kind of bed bases can you lay the mattresses on?

With both the Endy and the Douglas mattresses, you need a strong, sturdy base that will offer plenty of support, without too much space between the slats that the mattress could become wedged between. It’s likely that you already have the right bed base for the job. Some examples of the bases you could use include:

  • Slat bases
  • Box bases
  • Platform bases
  • Adjustable bases

In Summary

Though there are lots of similarities between Endy vs Douglas in Canada, there are clearly a number of standout factors that set the two apart. The main focus of the Douglas’ marketing is that it is eco-conscious and allergy-friendly with its latex memory foam alternative, while the Endy, which also uses a latex alternative, simply focuses on the great nights’ sleep you can get from the mattress.

Is one mattress better than the other? In short, no. Both the Endy and the Douglas have their own plus points, and it is hard to find fault with either of them. Their designers know they have a good product – that’s why they offer such reasonable warranties and sleep trials.

It would be hard to pick the “best” mattress of the two, but you might find that one of them suits your sleeping habits more than the other. If allergies are a major issue for you, for instance, Douglas is a more suitable choice. If you are a hot sleeper, both the Endy and the Douglas are good options, but Endy, with its cooling foam, is the better choice. If you would rather spend less for a mattress with a longer sleep trial and warranty, the Douglas is the mattress for you.

As always, customer reviews are a must when it comes to buying a mattress online. The Douglas’ review section is particularly helpful, as customers can input their usual sleeping position, whether they sleep alone or with a partner, and how firm they find the mattress in their reviews. This means you can find customers in relatable situations to you and find out what they have to say about the product.

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