Douglas Alpine Mattress
The Douglas Alpine mattress is an 11-inch, all-foam mattress that provides cooling, pressure relief, and support for all sleeping positions. It is an affordable upgrade to the award-winning Douglas Original mattress and takes your sleep to the next level.
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.
Offers excellent motion isolation and other features with couples in mind.
Ideal for hot sleepers who would like to stay cool at night.
Douglas Alpine Mattress
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Douglas Mattresses is a Canadian company that is passionate about sleep. They believe that everyone deserves to sleep soundly, and they are committed to making mattresses that are comfortable, supportive, and environmentally friendly.
Douglas mattresses are made with high-quality foams and textiles from Canada's top manufacturers. They are also made in Canada with materials sourced from Canadian suppliers. This helps reduce the company's carbon footprint and ensure that its mattresses are made to the highest standards.
The Douglas Alpine Mattress is one of three Douglas mattresses. It is the middle option in terms of price and height. The Douglas Original is the least expensive and has a 10-inch profile, while the 12-inch Douglas Summit is the most expensive option. All three beds consist of three layers of CertiPUR-US certified foam. This means that the foam is free of many potentially hazardous materials.
In this review, we will test the Douglas Alpine mattress, specifically regarding:
- Pros and cons.
- Unboxing experience.
- Feel and comfort.
- Construction and design.
- Performance test results.
- Warranty policies, company policies, and all the FAQs you might want to know.
Douglas Alpine Overview
- 365-night trial and free shipping and returns: The Douglas Alpine Mattress comes with a 365-night trial and free shipping and returns. This means that you can try the mattress out for yourself for a full year and see if you love it. If you don't, you can return it for free.
- Has an RV version: The Douglas Alpine mattress is available in an RV model that is specifically designed for small spaces and travel. It is lightweight and made with durable materials that can withstand the rigors of the road. It is also comfortable and supportive, making it a great option for RVers. Check out our review of the Douglas Alpine RV mattress.
- Cooling foam layers: The Douglas Alpine Mattress has cooling foam layers that help regulate body temperature. This can help you sleep more comfortably, especially if you tend to sleep hot.
- Temperature regulation: The Douglas Alpine mattress uses ecoLight® cooling gel memory foam that is enhanced with Polar® Temperature Balancing. This means that the mattress can help you stay cool on hot nights and warm on cold nights.
- Not as firm as some other mattresses: If you are a strict stomach sleeper or prefer a firm mattress, the Douglas Alpine Mattress may not be the best option for you. Stomach sleepers need a firm mattress to provide support for their spine.
Who we Recommend the Douglas Alpine for
- Hot sleepers: The Douglas Alpine mattress has an ecoLight® cooling gel foam layer and Polar® temperature balancing technology that wicks away moisture, keeping you cool and comfortable. This makes it a great option for hot sleepers or those in warmer climates.
- Couples: The Douglas Alpine mattress has a 6.5-inch thick support foam for good motion isolation, which means that motion shouldn't transfer from one side of the bed to the other easily. This is important for couples who share a bed, especially if one of you is a restless sleeper. The mattress also has a good bounce, which can be appealing to sexually-active couples who don't want to feel stuck.
- Back sleepers: The Douglas Alpine mattress is firm and sturdy, so the spine shouldn't sink too deeply into the mattress. This support can help prevent back pain or discomfort.
- People who are allergic to latex: The Douglas Alpine mattress is a latex-free mattress, which is a great option for people who are allergic to latex.
Unboxing the Douglas Alpine
The Douglas Alpine mattress arrives at your door in a compact box. This makes it easy to move through your home and into the room of your choice.
The mattress weighs between 43 and 94 pounds, but it is easier to move because it is compressed. However, it is still a good idea to have someone help you position it on your bed frame.
We easily removed the mattress from the box and placed it on our bed. It took about a minute for the mattress to expand to its full height. The Douglas Alpine mattress has excellent corner expansion, which means that the corners of the mattress expand all the way to the very ends.
New foam mattresses release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air when they are opened. This is called off-gassing. VOCs are generally considered harmless, but some people may find the smell unpleasant.
The Douglas Alpine mattress's off-gassing odors usually dissipate quickly. If you find the smell unpleasant, you can place the mattress in a well-ventilated area to help speed up the process.
Firmness, Feel, and Comfort For Douglas Alpine
Douglas Alpine Firmness
The Douglas Alpine is a medium-firm mattress, which is the firmness that suits the widest range of body types and sleep styles. It is firm enough to provide support for average-weight people who sleep on their stomachs or sides, but it is also soft enough to be comfortable for people who like to sink into their mattresses.
The Douglas Original mattress has a firmness rating of 6.5 on our scale. This makes the Douglas Alpine a great choice for most Canadian sleepers. Medium-firm mattresses are popular in Canada because they provide the perfect balance of support and comfort for people of all shapes and sizes. They are also a good choice for couples, as they can provide both partners with the support they need.
Douglas Alpine Feel
The Douglas Alpine is a medium-firm mattress with a traditional, slow-moving memory foam feel. When we first lay down on it, we felt ourselves gently sinking into the top layer. This offered ample pressure relief and made us feel relaxed immediately.
The Douglas Alpine is also quite cool to the touch for a foam mattress, which is a big plus for people who tend to get hot when they sleep. The mattress cover is made of breathable CoolSense® fabric that absorbs moisture and keeps the surface of the bed cool. It is also soft and smooth to the touch.
After getting into the bed, we immediately noticed that it had a slight bounce to it, which made it easy for us to move around. Once we settled into the bed, we felt comfortable and cushioned, with our backs supported by layers of foam.
Douglas Alpine Comfort
A diverse team of our partners with different sleeping styles put the Douglas Alpine mattress to the test.
Lightweight sleepers should feel comfortable in all three sleeping positions. The ecoLight foam comfort layer provides pressure relief for all sleeping positions, while the Elastex foam layer provides support for back and side sleepers.
Stomach sleepers may find the Douglas Alpine mattress to be comfortable and supportive, but it is not the best option for them.
This will be evaluated in more detail in our pressure relief performance testing section.
|Lightweight (Under 130 lb)
|Average (130 – 230 lb)
|Above Average (Over 230 lb)
Constructions, Materials, and Design
Materials and Design
The mattress is made with eco-friendly foams and fabrics, including a machine-washable top cover made with sustainable Infinitex™ fibers, a top comfort layer made with ecoLight® cooling gel foam, a middle layer made of Elastex® foam, and a bottom support foam. The foam in Douglas mattresses is CertiPUR-US® certified, meaning it is free of harmful chemicals and meets strict quality standards.
In addition to using sustainable materials, Douglas also limits its carbon footprint by only shipping within Canada. This means that the mattresses don't have to travel long distances to reach their destination, which reduces emissions.
The Douglas Alpine is also a stylish mattress with a red-and-white color scheme and Rocky Mountain stitching. It shares the same tight-top design as its sister models, the Douglas Original and Douglas Summit, with the red Douglas nameplate and Alpine tags sewn to its front sidewall. The iconic red zipper makes it easy to unzip and wash the top cover whenever needed.
- Douglas CoolSense Cover: The CoolSense® mattress cover is made with a breathable fabric that helps to regulate temperature and moisture, keeping you cool and dry all night long. The cover is also removable and machine-washable, making it easy to keep clean.
- EcoLight Cooling Gel Foam: A 2.25-inch layer with Polar® temperature balancing technology, this layer helps to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The technology uses a combination of materials that can either absorb or release heat, depending on the ambient temperature.
- Premium Elastex Foam: Elastex® foam is a type of foam that is known for its bounce and support. The 2.25-inch layer of Elastex® foam in the Douglas Alpine mattress provides the perfect amount of bounce to keep you from sinking too far into the mattress while also providing enough cushion to relieve pressure points.
- Motion Isolation Support Foam: A 6.5-inch layer of foam that uses motion isolation technology to provide support for the entire bed, reduce movement transfer between sleepers, and create better edge support on the sides of the bed.
Performance of Douglas Alpine
There are several reasons why cooling is important for a mattress. First, heat can disrupt sleep. When you sleep hot, your body has to work harder to cool down. This can lead to restlessness and difficulty falling asleep. Second, heat can cause sweating. Sweating can make you feel uncomfortable and can also lead to bed bugs and other pests. Third, heat can damage your mattress. Over time, heat can break down the foam in your mattress and make it less supportive.
The Douglas Alpine mattress is designed to be cool and comfortable, even for people who sleep hot. It has several features that help to regulate temperature, such as a CoolSense® cover made of sustainable Infinitex™ fibers that wick away moisture, an ecoLight® cooling gel layer that promotes cooling, Polar® temperature balancing technology that keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and cooling nanofibres interwoven in the top cover.
We performed a cooling performance test on the mattress and found that it performed very well. It felt exceptionally cool throughout the test, with no heat buildup.
However, if you are a heavy sleeper, you might sink a bit due to the memory foam and feel that the mattress isn't the best for you. So, we gave this mattress a 4.8/5 for its cooling performance.
Responsiveness is a measure of how quickly a mattress springs back into place after you move. A responsive mattress will not restrict your movement and will allow you to change positions easily and freely.
The Douglas Alpine mattress is a responsive mattress. In our standard responsiveness test, we placed a 20-pound ball on the mattress and then removed it. The mattress fully recovered in exactly 1.8 seconds, which is good. This indicates that the Douglas Alpine mattress is responsive and will not restrict your movement.
Our testers reported that the Douglas Alpine mattress doesn't restrict movement as much as some other foam mattresses. They found it fairly easy to change positions, roll over, and get in and out of bed without experiencing the "stuck" feeling that often occurs when trying to move on a foam mattress.
This is primarily due to the responsive nature of the Elastex polyfoam layer. It counteracts the comfort layer's contouring, preventing the excessive sinkage that can make movement challenging. This makes the mattress a good fit for sleepers who often change positions during the night.
However, memory foam is not as responsive as other materials, so we gave the Douglas Alpine mattress a 3.5/5 for responsiveness.
Motion isolation is the ability of a mattress to reduce the amount of movement transferred between partners on the same mattress.
The Douglas Alpine mattress has excellent motion isolation. This is due to the combination of the top gel-infused foam layer and the Elastex polyfoam layer. The top gel-infused foam layer absorbs the majority of the movement, while the Elastex polyfoam layer provides support and prevents excessive sinkage.
To test the motion isolation of the Douglas Alpine mattress, we placed a glass of water on the mattress and dropped a 20-pound ball on the opposite side of the glass. The water in the glass did not move at all.
We also performed a second test, where we rolled on one side of the bed and had our partner report the motion they felt on the other side of the bed. Our partner did not feel any motion on their side of the bed, which confirms that the Douglas Alpine mattress has excellent motion isolation
The Douglas Alpine mattress is a great option for people who sleep with a partner, pets, or children. We gave the Douglas Alpine mattress a 5/5 for motion isolation.
Edge support is important for a mattress because it helps prevent excessive sinkage near the edge of the mattress. This is important because it allows sleepers to comfortably use more of the surface area of the mattress, prevents people from rolling off the edge of the mattress during sleep, and gives people with limited mobility more space to get into and out of bed.
The Douglas Alpine mattress has good edge support. This is due to the use of Elastex foam in the top layer of the mattress. Elastex foam is a bouncy foam that provides good support near the edge of the mattress.
We tested the edge support of the Douglas Alpine mattress by applying firm pressure to the edge of the mattress with both hands. We noticed that the mattress did not sink too much when we applied pressure, which is a sign of good edge support.
We also conducted a second test by sitting on the edge of the mattress. The Douglas Alpine mattress did not dip too much when we sat on the edge, which is another sign of good edge support.
However, the Douglas Alpine mattress does not have the best edge support of all mattresses. If you are a heavy sleeper or have limited mobility, you may want to consider a mattress with even better edge support. Which is why we give it a 4/5 regarding edge support.
Noise is an important consideration when choosing a mattress. A noisy mattress can be disruptive to sleep and can also be embarrassing if you have guests over.
The Douglas Alpine mattress is completely silent. This is because it is made with memory foam layers and does not have any coils. Memory foam layers are very good at absorbing noise, while coils can make squeaking or creaking noises.
We tested the noise level of the Douglas Alpine mattress by dropping a 20-pound ball onto it and listening for any squeaks or noises using highly sensitive microphones. We did not hear anything, making it a silent mattress.
As a result of the noise test, we gave the Douglas Alpine mattress a 5/5 rating for noise.
When choosing a mattress for sex, consider the four factors of bounce, cooling, edge support, and noise.
The Douglas Alpine mattress is one that offers a good balance of support, comfort, and cooling. It is not the bounciest mattress on the market, but it is also not too firm. The top layer of the mattress is made with a cooling gel that helps to keep you cool, and the edges of the mattress are firm enough to prevent partners from rolling off. The Douglas Alpine mattress is also quiet, making it a good choice for people who value privacy.
Overall, the Douglas Alpine mattress is a good option for sex. It is not the best mattress on the market for sex, but it is a good value for the price. Therefore, we gave it a 4.4/5 regarding sex performance.
Pressure relief is especially important for people who suffer from back pain, shoulder pain, or hip pain. These are the areas of the body that are most likely to experience pressure buildup when you sleep on a mattress that is not supportive enough.
The Douglas Alpine mattress provides excellent pressure relief for back pain, shoulder pain, and hip pain. This is due to the use of soft top foams that conform to the body and relieve pressure at pressure points.
We used a pressure map to test the pressure relief features of the Douglas Alpine mattress. This device uses heat mapping technology to show where pressure is building across the body while lying on a mattress. Blue and green indicate areas of low pressure, while orange and red indicate areas of high pressure. Below are the results of the test.
For back pain - the Douglas Alpine mattress provides low pressure for both back and side sleepers. This is because the mattress is soft enough to conform to the body without putting too much pressure on the spine. However, stomach sleepers with back pain may want to opt for a firmer mattress, so their hips don't dip down and put their spine out of alignment.
For shoulder pain - the Douglas Alpine mattress also provides very little to no shoulder pain for both side sleepers and back sleepers. This is because the soft top foams in the bed conform to the shoulders and relieve pressure. Although stomach sleepers would find relief around their shoulders on this bed, I'd still recommend they go for a firmer bed to maintain spinal alignment.
For hip pain - the Douglas Alpine mattress provides a good bit of sinkage to prevent pressure from building up. This is beneficial for back sleepers and side sleepers with hip pain. However, stomach sleepers with hip pain should look for a firm mattress instead since their hips will benefit from stronger support.
Therefore, we gave the Douglas Alpine a 4.7/5 regarding pressure relief.
Douglas Alpine Warranty and Company Policies
The Douglas Alpine mattress is covered by a 20-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship. This means that if the mattress develops a defect, such as a sag or a tear, it will be repaired or replaced for free. The warranty does not cover damage caused by improper use, such as using an inadequate bed frame, or damage from spills and stains.
Douglas Alpine mattresses come with a 365-night sleep trial. This is one of the most extended trial periods available, giving you plenty of time to make sure the mattress is right for you.
If you are unsatisfied with your mattress during the trial period, you can return it for a full refund. However, you must keep the mattress for at least 30 days to allow your body to adjust to the new mattress.
Douglas mattresses offer free shipping to most locations in Canada, but they charge a $250 shipping fee to some Canadian Territories or certain remote areas. The shipping fee is non-refundable and is not included in the price of the mattress. It will be charged at checkout.
The following table shows the starting prices for the Douglas Alpine mattress in different sizes.
|38″ x 74″ x 11″
|38″ x 80″ x 11″
|54″ x 75″ x 11″
|60″ x 80″ x 11″
|76″ x 80″ x 11″
|72″ x 84″ x 11″
|38″ x 80″ x 11″ (x2)
The Douglas Alpine mattress is a competitively priced and budget-friendly option for those looking for a quality bed without breaking the bank.
|20-Year Warranty Mattress
|365-Nights Free Trial
|Free Shipping in Canada and US
|Interest-free financing via PayBright
|Country of Origin
|Proudly made in Canada
FAQs about the Douglas Alpine mattress
Who is the Douglas Alpine mattress good for?
The Douglas Alpine mattress is a good choice for people who are looking for a comfortable, supportive, and durable mattress. It is also a good choice for people who sleep hot or are bothered by motion.
How often should I rotate my Douglas Alpine mattress?
According to Douglas, you should rotate your Douglas Alpine mattress every 3 months to evenly distribute wear and tear. This will help extend the life of your mattress and make it more comfortable.
Can you flip the Douglas Alpine mattress?
No, you cannot flip a Douglas Alpine mattress. The Douglas Alpine mattress is a one-sided mattress, which means that it should not be flipped. Flipping a one-sided mattress can damage the mattress and void the warranty.
Is the Douglas Alpine mattress waterproof?
No, the Purple Douglas Alpine mattress is not waterproof. It is water-resistant, but it is not designed to withstand heavy spills or leaks. If your mattress gets wet, you should blot it up immediately with a dry cloth and then let it air dry. You should also avoid sleeping on a wet mattress, as this can lead to mold and mildew growth.
Is the Douglas Alpine memory foam?
Yes, the Douglas Alpine mattress is a memory foam mattress. It is made with a combination of memory foam and polyfoam layers. The top layer is made of memory foam, which is designed to conform to your body and provide pressure relief. The middle layer is made of polyfoam, which provides support. The bottom layer is made of more polyfoam, which provides additional support and stability.
The Douglas Alpine mattress is the perfect choice for Canadians who are looking for superior support, cooling, and pressure relief. With its innovative design and high-quality materials, the Douglas Alpine mattress will help you sleep soundly and wake up feeling refreshed.
Douglas Alpine Mattress
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