If you’ve ever tried a memory foam mattress you may love the feel of the mattress adjusting to your body shape but, at the same time, know all too well that memory foam retains heat, which can lead you to have an uncomfortable night.
The Silentnight Geltex Ultra 3000 Mattress aims to solve that problem with its cooling Geltex technology. Here we have our Silentnight mattress review to cover all you need to know about the Geltex Ultra 3000.
You Might Like The Silentnight Geltex Ultra 3000 If…
You want a great price. This mattress is considered a premium mattress but it retails between £679 – £1,209. Compared to other mattresses with similar features this is competitive. You are getting a mattress made of quality materials that should last for up to five years.
You want to stay cool while you sleep. This mattress combines a gel-foam Geltex filling with Silentnight’s Ultraflex responsive mini-springs to help provide better temperature regulation. This could help to keep you cooler during the night while the mini-spring system means there is no compromise on support.
You want a good size selection. The Geltex Ultra 3000 comes in standard sizes Single, Double, and King, with the addition of a Super King option.
You want the mattress delivered to your bedroom. Silentnight offers a two-person delivery service that, providing it is safe, can deliver your new mattress straight to your house and take it up to your bedroom. This standard delivery is free.
You Might Not Like The Silentnight Geltex Ultra 3000 If…
You would prefer a no-strings sleep trial. Silentnight offers a grace period of 60 nights for its Geltex Ultra 3000. This may allow you to get a feel for the mattress. Unlike other brands though, if you do send the mattress back you do not get a full refund.
You want a longer guarantee. Silentnight offers guarantees of 3-5 years on most of its mattresses, with a 5-year guarantee applying to Mirapocket mattresses like the Geltex Ultra 3000. This is the minimum we would expect for a premium mattress from a big name like Silentnight.
What is the Silentnight Geltex Ultra 3000 Made Of?
The Silentnight Geltex Ultra 3000 has a hand-tufted sleeping surface. Beneath that is a comfort layer of Geltex. This is Silentnight’s elastic gel and air-permeable foam that is designed to give the body contouring of memory foam while keeping you cooler as you sleep.
The mattress also contains 1000 mini springs and a double layer of 2000 individual Mirapocket springs. This spring system is to give your body support and may help to cradle different areas of your body that need extra love like your hips and shoulders.
This mattress comes in a medium-soft and a medium-firm feel. The combination of Geltex and springs may provide side sleepers extra comfort without stopping you from moving freely during your sleep, which can be important if you don’t like feeling restricted.
The Silentnight Geltex Ultra 3000 mattress in medium-soft firmness is 36cm or 14 inches in depth. The medium-firm version is slightly larger at 38cm.
The Geltex in this mattress helps breathability and temperature regulation, and we would expect most people to find this mattress cooler than a standard memory foam mattress.
However, gel foam is unlikely to eliminate all heat retention and you may still find that through the course of the night things will get a little warmer. The inclusion of spring systems in the bed may help improve breathability further.
Our Thoughts: Silentnight’s Geltex Ultra 3000 Gives You a Lot for Your Money
Silentnight’s Geltex Ultra 3000 mattress in the medium-soft feel combines the responsiveness of memory foam with the cooler qualities of gel, meaning you’re getting support without the trade-off of potentially overheating while you sleep.
While this mattress may suit most people, it could be particularly good for side-sleepers and back-sleepers who will appreciate the adaptability of the Geltex layer, as well as the responsiveness of the springs that can provide targeted support to different areas of your body like your hips and rear.
We would also expect you will feel very little motion transfer from this mattress, so if you don’t sleep alone you are less likely to be keeping each other awake should you turn over in the night.
The Geltex Ultra 3000 is a no-flip mattress meaning that you don’t–and shouldn’t–flip it over. However, you will need to rotate the mattress regularly to make sure that the wear on the mattress is even. The addition of discreet but sturdy handles on the mattress makes turning easier for a two-person team.
With Silentnight being an established name with a history of delivering on customer service, it might be no surprise that the company offers free standard delivery.
The fact that Silentnight will go beyond that to deliver to your room of choice as part of that standard delivery is pleasing, as is the fact that it will install the mattress and take away any packaging.
A 14-day window for most deliveries seems reasonable for a mattress of this quality with its premium features.
Not Too Pricey but a Sleep Trial Would be Nice
The Silentnight Geltex Ultra 3000 Mattress retails between £649 – £1,299. A lack of a no-strings sleep trial might still make you hesitant to spend over £700 on a mattress, though.
While it is true that there are far cheaper mattresses on the market, the technologies in this mattress including the Geltex layer and the inclusion of the Mirapocket spring system make this premium mattress competitive.
Below you can find sizes and prices for the Silentnight Geltex Ultra 3000 Mattress in both medium-soft and medium-firm feels taken from the Silentnight website and correct as of 25/03/2021.
|Size (Weight x Length)||Price|
|Single (90cm x 190cm)||£739.00|
|Double (135cm x 190cm)||£899.00|
|King (150cm x 200cm)||£1,099.00|
|Super King (180cm x 200cm)||£1,299.00|
A Delivery Service That Goes Beyond the Norm
Silentnight offers free delivery on mattresses and this covers most UK mainland addresses, but some restrictions do apply and you may have to pay an additional fee in some areas.
Most deliveries will take place from Monday to Friday, between 9 am – 6 pm.
As part of this service, Silentnight offers a two-person delivery team to deliver the mattress to your room of choice.
For Returns, Silentnight asks that you contact their customer service department as soon as possible after the order arrives. If the damage has happened while being transported to you, the company may be able to arrange a replacement mattress more quickly.
If you wish to return the mattress because you are unhappy, you can contact customer service within 14 days. A representative may then be able to organise pick up for your mattress and you may receive a full refund.
A Sleep Trial That Might Keep You Awake at Night
Silentnight does not have a sleep trial as such. Instead, it offers an exchange grace period of 60 nights. You must have slept on the mattress for at least 28 nights before you can then return the mattress under this trial provided you are within the 60-night window.
However, you do not get your money back with this offer. Instead, you can only swap your mattress for another mattress. If the new mattress costs more you will then pay the difference.
The warranty period for the Silentnight Geltex Ultra 3000 is 5 years. The guarantee covers the materials used to make the mattress as well as guarding against manufacturing and construction faults.
The guarantee does not cover general wear issues or faults caused by things like placing the mattress on an unsuitable base. The mattress must also have been cared for as set out in the care guide, for example turning it top-to-toe at regular intervals.
Silentnight offers a link to make your claim. Be sure to retain your proof of purchase. The team will also ask for pictures of the mattress, the problem you have identified, as well as your bed base.
A customer service representative will then be in touch to organise the next steps and to help you make sure that your claim falls under the guarantee.
An Award-Winning Company That Commits to Fair Practices
Silentnight beds are made in the UK and are made to British and European standards.
Silentnight makes several human rights statements on its website and commits to things like safe working conditions, a living wage for its staff, and fighting discrimination in the workplace.
Silentnight was certified as a “Superbrand” for 2020/2021 in recognition of its quality mattresses and other products. Participation in the Superbrand certification process is invitation-only.
The Silentnight Geltex Ultra 3000 with a medium-firm feel received Good Homes’ seal of approval for features like zero motion travel and the cool sleeping experience the mattress provides.
Silentnight is also a carbon-neutral organisation meaning that it offsets the carbon dioxide it produces. Also, Silentnight invests in creating more eco-friendly products and was awarded the Furniture Makers’ Company Sustainability Award in 2017.
Silentnight’s environmental commitments also extend to recycling in its manufacturing plants, and the company is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council for using wood from sustainable sources.
Other Mattress Options You Might Like
Silentnight is one of the UK’s leading brands so chances are it has a mattress to suit your needs. Here are a few other mattresses that caught our eye:
1. Silentnight Essentials Value Mattress – A classic open coil system mattress that provides a firm feel, the Essentials Value mattress contains hypoallergenic material and retails between £129 – £219. It comes in sizes Small Single, Single, Small Double, Double, and King.
2. Silentnight Eco Comfort Miracoil Luxury Mattress – This mattress uses a range of sustainable and 100 per cent recyclable fibres together with a Miracoil system to reduce motion transfer and give you a firm feeling mattress. This mattress comes in sizes Single, Small Double, Double, King, and Super King. It retails for around £259.00 – £489.00
3. Silentnight Eco Comfort Breathe Pocket 2000 Mattress – Made with new and recycled materials, the Eco Comfort Breathe emphasises cool sleeping conditions together with a spring system for extra support. This medium-firm mattress retails for around £489.00 – £929.00 and comes in sizes Single, Double, King, and Super King.
4. Silentnight Imagine Traditional Sprung Mattress – Containing a comfort layer made of recycled materials, this medium-feel open coil mattress contains hypoallergenic fillings. It is available in sizes Single, Small Double, and Double. It retails for around £189.00 – £239.00.
Silentnight Geltex Ultra 3000 Mattress FAQs
Do I need a mattress topper with the Silentnight Geltex Ultra 3000? Due to the Geltex layer, we would expect most people to find the mattress does not require a mattress topper and you may get the most benefit from the cooling layer without one.
Does the Geltex Ultra 3000 need to be rotated? The mattress should be rotated regularly from top-to-toe to ensure that wear on the mattress is even. Doing this may prolong the life of your mattress and is something stipulated in many guarantees.
Can you flip the Geltex Ultra 3000 Mattress? No, this is a no-flip mattress. The mattress has a gel layer and a series of springs that mean it can only be used on one side.
Will Silentnight take away my old mattress? Silentnight provides a takeback and removal service, but restrictions apply. This service usually costs around £30 and can be selected during your purchase.
While we wish that Silentnight provided a more consumer-friendly sleep trial and a longer guarantee, the Silentnight Geltex Ultra 3000 offers a lot of features for its price tag and could give you the comfort of memory foam while helping you feel cool and comfortable for longer, which all adds up to a good night’s sleep.