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We have a spare room which we didn't previously have in our old house. Not long after moving we had family coming to visit and had to kit out the spare room relatively quickly, and on a budget. After redecorating and buying a bed frame we needed a mattress quickly and cheaply. I headed on to the Argos website, and was quite disappointed to find that most mattresses had to be delivered at a charge, and would not be delivered in time for us. Until I came across this Airsprung mattress, which was available for 'reserve and collect' and was in stock at our local Argos, phew!
I paid £80 for the mattress while it was on offer. It is currently on sale in Argos for £99, so still very reasonable for a mattress I think. You can have the mattress delivered for £3.95 standard delivery.
I reserved this mattress online to be collected from our local Argos store. The process was very smooth and I was sent a text message of the order number and details to save having to print/write down collection details. The mattress was rolled tightly and sealed in very tight plastic packaging to hold it together. This meant it was easy enough to transport and fitted very easily in the back of my car with plenty of room. One annoying thing about the mattress as it was heavier than I expected, I wasn't parked close to the store and had to carry the mattress back to my car - my arms were aching by the end of it. The staff did offer to wheel it to my car in a trolley but I wasn't park in the adjacent car park so had to carry it. The weight isn't shown on the website so something to consider if you need to carry the mattress, however it didn't occur to me that I probably could have rolled it along most of the ground!
To set up the mattress you simple remove the plastic packaging and leave it to go back into shape. Our mattress sprung out with no problem, however it looked a little misshapen while it found it's shape. It's recommended that you leave the mattress overnight to do this, however I think a few hours will be sufficient if you're in a hurry. There isn't any chance of rolling the mattress back up or repacking it in the original packaging.
The mattress measures 90cm wide, 190cm long and 15cm deep (standard single size). The mattress is advertised as having a medium feel, and is open coil with 192 springs. The mattress has a quilted layer on top, which is much softer than I was expecting. However, I would recommend a mattress protector or cover as the material would be hard to clean if it had something spilt on it. There is no need to turn the mattress, but it is recommended that you rotate it regularly.
Although the mattress is open coil (has separate springs, in rows, joined by wire) it is not at all uncomfortable. I haven't found the springs to dig into me when I have slept on the mattress and it feels much softer than I was expecting considering it is a 'no frills' product. All of our guests who have stayed in the bed also say that it was very comfortable, and have made no complaints about the mattress or springs. The mattress is spot on it's advertised firmness of 'medium', you don't get lost in it's depths, nor do you feel like you're sleeping on something too firm for comfort.
I would recommend this mattress as a cheap, convenient option. I'm sure you could find a slightly cheaper mattress if you are willing to wait for delivery, or a better quality one if you're happy to pay more, however I think this mattress is a happy medium and saved us a lot of hassle when we were in a hurry to get one.
==Airsprung Sleepwalk Single Mattress==
Jack moved out of his cot bed around a year ago and we needed to buy him a single bed and a mattress so that the cot bed could be put down and he would feel like a "big Boy". Really as we were planning on moving we were limited with the funds and we did opt for a relatively cheap divan and the same sort of priced mattress.
This Airspring Sleepwalk was bang on budget for us and it seemed like the best of the cheaper type of mattresses. Since it was for little Jack I should think it would last a good while because he isn't very heavy and won't be for a good may years.
The mattress was purchased at Argos at the same time as we bought the divan and we did have to pay a small charge for delivery which is a bit of a con when you can't pick it up from store and have to have it delivered. Anyway we paid a few pence under £100 which seemed fairly reasonable compared to other retailers when I was looking about online.
The mattress came and it was what I expected it to be. Nothing especially fancy, thick or of a high quality. The mattress felt the right sort of firmness for what Jack needed (ideal for bouncing on) as it was described as a medium type feel. The 192 springs inside the mattress don't really give off the best possible feel when I lay down on it but Jack has never complained and even after him having had it a year now it is still going brilliantly and apart from a few squeaks when I get on and off to read a bedtime story, seems good as new.
The feel of the top layer of mattress is really rather nice and it has a soft covering which is described as a micro fibre quilt covering. This is nice and breathable and not too warm in the hot weather and a bit snugger in the cooler weather. Of course I do still tend to use an under blanket under the bed sheets just to protect the mattress form any accidents.
All in all I have to say that this price of this mattress was affordable and right for the type of product that we received. A year on and it is still doing well with no real complaints. For everyday child use I think this mattress is ideal. Okay so it is not the best you can get but it certainly isn't the worst either and I do feel you get what you pay for when it comes to mattresses so don't expect too much with this one.
I am however more than happy to award a very good 4out of 5 star rating and a high recommendation.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.