The best twin mattress out there should meet several criteria, like high-quality materials, a plush or firm feel, non-toxic construction (if it’s memory foam or hybrid), movement isolation abilities, quietness (if it’s innerspring), and more. And while the options are countless, very few mattresses live up to their manufacturers’ promises.
Fortunately, we have rounded up a list of the best twin mattresses that have caught our attention so far, and have ranked them based on the said criteria, along with real user experience and price. So here are our seven top picks!
7. Linenspa 6-Inch Innerspring Mattress
If you are looking for a twin-sized mattress for your kid’s room or for occasional use, look no more. This innerspring mattress by Linenspa has the perfect feel and a minimalist profile to meet all the job requirements. This model is a classic innerspring mattress with enough protection to keep the tempered steel coils undetectable. The mattress is great for bunk beds, trundle beds, and day beds, as well. And not to mention about the price. For this value, the price is hard to beat.
- Lightweight (27.7 lbs)
- Quality and durable materials
- Too low for adults
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6. Signature Sleep Flex 10″ Charcoal Gel Memory Foam Mattress
If you are looking for a medium-firm twin-sized mattress then the Signature Sleep gel memory foam mattress is the one for you. According to users, sleeping on it feels like being embraced by a soft but firm marshmallow. But the extra plush feel might be too much for the users accustomed with innerspring mattresses.
In addition, the memory foam is CertiPuUR-US® certified, which means that it does not contain harmful chemicals and doesn’t lead to toxic emissions. The foam’s smell is almost non-existent thanks to the mattress’ charcoal-infused top layer. And if you’re worried about the durability of the investment, fret not. This mattress is built to last as after around one year it usually loses a bit of firmness but it still feels comfortable and high quality. You can always rotate it for the worn-out side to spring back up.
- Very comfortable and durable
- CertiPuUR-US® certified
- No plastic smell
- Delivered rolled up in box
- A bit heavy (75 lbs)
- Cover not removable
5. Zinus Sleep Master Extra Firm iCoil Spring Mattress
The Zinus Sleep Master Extra Firm twin mattress is one of the best firm spring mattresses out there. It is firm across the entire surface, including edges, and has a soft top made of microfiber quilted fabric (0.5”) and a layer of comfort foam (1.5”).
There’s also a 7.5” layer of iCoil encased springs that manage to contain movement and remain silent. Between the comfort foam layer and the innerspring there is a layer of support foam, which adds to the firmness. This mattress is quite durable and firm enough for people with back discomfort.
- Quality materials
- CertiPUR-US® certified
- Mattress comes rolled up for easy transport
- Very firm yet comfortable
- Inconsistent firmness across products
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4. AirExpect Air Mattress Twin-Size Airbed
The AirExpect Air Mattress is one of the most durable twin-sized air-mattresses on the market. It is made of ultra-thick, puncture resistant materials, a top suede layer, and a no-skid base. What’s more, it comes with an in-built air pump that will get the mattress up and running in less than 5 minutes.
The mattress features the ultimate DuraCoil technology, which means that nearly two dozen internal air coil systems will offer enough support to encourage good sleeping posture while not skimping on comfort. The maximum weight capacity is 660 pounds which makes the mattress ideal for overnight guests, kid’s rooms, and even camping trips. The mattress comes with a portable bag for convenient storage.
- Secure anti-skid bottom
- It floats
- Very thick, puncture-resistant material
- Built-in air pump
- It might be too firm for some users
- Carry bag too tight
3. LUCID XL Twin Hybrid Mattress
The LUCID 10-inch twin hybrid mattress was designed as a luxury mattress at an affordable price. Although it is on the stiff side, it loosens with use down to medium-plush. One great perk is this mattress’ bamboo charcoal infused- top layer which retains the nasty odors associated with memory foams. Also, bamboo is great at pulling moisture away and is naturally hypoallergenic.
There are two transition layers, one of which is infused with aloe vera for extra freshness, for an extra even feel. The base layer is innerspring, with each steel coil individually wrapped for an extra silent twin mattress. What’s more, this model’s premium memory foam layers do an excellent job at isolating movement. This is a high quality mattress at a reasonable price.
- Moisture wicking and hypoallergenic bamboo charcoal memory foam
- No nasty and persistent smell
- Does not require box spring
- Silent when moving on it
- Retains shape for a long time
- Cover not removable
- More firm than plush
2. Signature Sleep 6047129 Coil Mattress
The Contour 10 reversible mattress is a firm yet ‘cushy’ budget mattress that can be flipped and turned around to prevent lumps and wear. Most buyers have praised the product for being comfortable while some reported that the mattress is not as firm as they would like to, with one buyer likening this coil mattress to their air mattress.
The mattress indeed is not too firm but not too soft either, and it is perfect for a guest room or kid’s bedroom. What’s more, its foam is CertiPUR-US certified, which means that you don’t have to worry about nasty chemicals and substances, like flame retardants, formaldehyde, heavy metals, mercury or lead and the pricing is fair for what it has to offer.
- Double sided mattress
- Non-toxic and CertiPUR-US certified
- Expanded to full height very quick
- Long-lasting comfort with proper maintenance
- Top foam layer is very thin
1. Linenspa Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattress
The Linenspa memory foam and innerspring hybrid mattress is surprisingly comfortable for a medium-firm feel mattress. It is made of a 0.5” layer of quilted memory foam, a 1.5” layer of comfort foam for extra cushioning, and a 6” layer of tempered steel coils. The support is great and the coils are incredibly silent.
All in all the mattress is very comfortable to sleep on while offering plenty of support. Comfort-wise, we’re confident that it can easily match more expensive mattresse brands while selling for a fraction of the price. What’s more, the mattress comes tightly rolled up in a box and plastic cover, which makes it very easy to transport. All in all, this Linenspa is hands-down the best twin mattress for the price and an outstanding value.
- High-quality materials
- Comfortable and with great support
- No squeaking
- Easy to transport
- Unbeatable price
- Might feel too soft for some users
If picked right, a twin mattress can last for many years to come, however, there are very few products out there that can hands-down snatch the Best Twin Mattress title while retailing for a price that makes you smile. We believe that the Linenspa memory foam and innerspring hybrid is a happy but rare combo of maximum convenience and affordability, as thousands of happy customers have concluded. What’s your favorite twin-sized mattress? And why?