Best Futon Mattresses (Review)

Are you looking for a futon mattress? I have done research to help you choose the best futon mattress out of 8 different models. Find out which futon mattresses you should consider to purchase and which ones to avoid!:

#1 Classic Brands Classic Black 8-Inch Futon Mattress

Classic Brands Classic Black 8-inch futon mattress has innerspring system with a total of 540 7-inch wrapped coils. It also features microfiber polyester cover (that’s soft!) and foam layer between the cover and coils for increased comfort.

Mattress is very comfortable and supportive. It’s firm but feels somewhat soft at the same time. It folds nicely when you set up futon in sitting position (there is no dipping or anything like that) but also remains solid when you set it up in sleeping/bed position, so it works great for both sitting and sleeping. You can’t feel any lumps, springs or bed support bars like it’s often the case with cheap mattresses.

  • Dimensions: 54″ x 75″ x 8″ (Width x Length x Height)

#2 Luxton Home Japanese Shikibuton Foldable Futon Mattress

Luxton Home Japanese Shikibuton futon mattress is made of polyester filling and organic cotton fabric that are antibacterial and hypoallergenic.

Because it’s Shikibuton mattress it’s very thin, it’s only around 2 inches thick. You still should give it at least 3 days to expand though. It’s firmer than your regular futon mattress so not everyone will like it. However if you prefer sleeping on firmer surfaces or soft mattresses causes you back pain then you might love this Shikibuton mattress! It’s well made and overall good Shikibuton  mattress however it won’t suit everyone – some will hate it, others will love it!

Because it’s so thin it’s lightweight and compact making it also great for traveling or yoga and meditation.

#3 FULI Japanese Traditional Shiki Futon (shikibuton)

FULI Japanese shikibuton futon is filled with polyester and covered in hygroscopic cotton cover. Just like Luxton Home shikibuton mattress not everyone will find this one comfortable. It’s only like 2-2.5 inches thick. If you generally like shikibuton’s then you will most likely find this one very comfortable too. As a shikibuton it’s a really good one, but thin and firm mattresses isn’t for everyone.

It’s well made, the quality of materials is good. It’s also easy to air out.

#4 Mozaic Futon Mattress

Mozaic futon mattress is filled with cotton wrapped foam. Cover is made of poly-cotton blend and cannot be removed. Mattress is made in USA and is reversible.

Overall quality is mediocre and this mattress isn’t made to last a long time. It also doesn’t fold all that well.

Comfort isn’t good either. Mattress is pretty firm and not thick enough. It has lumps and after few months of use you will probably start to feel slats.

#5 DHP 6-Inch Memory Foam Futon Mattress

DHP 6-Inch memory foam futon mattress features foam and polyester layer between coils and cover. It’s a bit thin and doesn’t expand to claimed 6 inches. You can kinda feels coils so it’s not comfortable. Mattress also has large creases and it’s a bit uneven. It’s not a good futon mattress as it doesn’t really want to fold when you set it up for sitting position and requires some serious effort to do so.

Cover fabric is not very durable and feels a bit greasy to touch.

DHP 6-Inch memory foam futon mattress meets 16 CFR 1633 flammability standards and doesn’t contain phthalates, ozone depleters, mercury, lead, heavy metals, PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP.

#6 DHP 6″ Microfiber Futon Mattress

DHP 6″ Microfiber futon mattress is made of 100 % polyester fiber pad filling and 100% polyester microfiber cover. It’s GREENGUARD Gold Certified and meets GREENGUARD emission standards based on health-based criteria and low total VOC emissions levels.

Although it’s advertised as 6 inch futon mattress in reality it’s around 4 inches thick. It’s too thin and subsequently uncomfortable. It’s likely that you will feel bed support bars when laying in this mattress, it’s also somewhat lumpy. With use it only gets thinner and therefore more uncomfortable. The fabric cover is almost impossible to clean.

#7 MAXYOYO Japanese Futon Mattress

MAXYOYO Japanese futon mattress is made of cotton + memory foam filling and cotton cover.

It’s not as thick as it looks like in pictures, in person it actually is nearly flat with barely any cushioning. Manufacturer claims it’s 4 inches thick but in reality it’s less than 3 inches. It’s not comfortable to sleep on because it lacks padding. It’s also a bit cheaply made and not that durable.

Note: Although advertised as a Japanese futon mattress it really isn’t one. As one of our readers pointed out real Japanese mattresses don’t have memory foam filling like this one does.

  • Dimensions (manufacturer claimed): 39″ x 80″ x 4″ (Width x Length x Height)

#8 Serta Chestnut Double Sided Futon Mattress

Serta Chestnut futon mattress is advertised as 8 inch mattress but in reality it’s like 5-6 inches after 48 hour decompression. It doesn’t take much of use for it to start shrinking and developing weird lumps. It provides essentially zero support. It also has small plastic pieces where it’s tufted – they poke you and are pretty sharp which only increases discomfort. Overall this mattress is quite uncomfortable.

Overall build quality is mediocre at best. Mattress is not durable and deteriorates fast with use. It also smells terribly and it takes weeks for the smell to go away. It’s made in USA.

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