Simmons Beautyrest Black Abriana Mattress Review

by Jeff Watters, Consumer Advocate

 

 Simmons Beautyrest Black Abriana

 

The Simmons Beautyrest Black Abriana Mattress is listed as a extra firm mattress, a comfort designation that indicates it hard or what some people call supportive.  This is the hardest mattress that I know.  The Abriana comes with a Triton Foundation (commonly called a box spring) base which utilizes the latest technology that prolongs the life of the mattress.  Quite an upgrade from last years Beautyrest Black Lexi (Caprina, Naomi, Josephine), which it replaced.

 The following are the specifications for their newest hardest mattress in the Beautyrest Black line.  You can see that Simmons is really adding great quality features integrate all of the best materials (CertiPur Rated) in their new Beautyrest Black mattresses this year.  See for yourself:

  • Circular Knit with Modal Yard cover
  • SimGuard FR Fiber
  • 1'' GelTouch Foam
  • 1'' Luxury Firm Comfort Foam
  • 1/2'' AirCool Memory Foam
  • 1 1/2'' Energy Foam
  • 850 Variform Smart Response and Advanced Pocketed Coils (in queen size) with alternating rows of 13.5 ga SR with 17 ga Advanced variform coils.
  • Ventilated AirCool BeautyEdge Foam Encasement
  • Ventilated AirCool BeautyEdge Foam Encasement
  • AirCool Design
  • AirCool Memory Foam
  • AirCool Mesh Border
  • AirCool BeautyEdge Foam Encasement
  • Coil Support 1/2''Energy Foam
  • Life Style NuFlex Base Friendly
  • Vertical handles for easy positioning
  • Triton European Foundation
  • 20 Year Limited Warranty

Let me explain what each layer of material is and how it accommodates a better mattress for the consumer. 

 First you see from the list above that there is a stretch knit cover.  The reason Simmons and some other manufacturers moved to this type of cover is in response to shoppers who are concerned with the overall appearance of the mattress.  This smooth top finish gives the mattress a uniform look while allowing for air flow through the mattress.

 The term "FR" stands for fire retardant.  Not a very romantic term to describe a mattress component but required by law since July of 2007.  It is almost always abbreviated when listing in an components list. 

 1" of air-cooled memory foam with gel touch is listed as the first comfort layer in the mattress.  This gel layer actually separates the foam allowing air to pass through the mattress, keeping you more comfortable while you sleep.  There are two types of air-cooled memory foams listed on this list and the second is below the gel-touch and is less expensive to produce however it offers greater support.

Here is a little secret about Simmons mattresses.  When you see the term "plush comfort foam" or "luxury firm comfort foam" it is an adjustment layer added to achieve a certain feel to the mattress.  When it relates to the word plush it is added for softness, luxury firm brings about a more solid support structure.  Obviously if you are considering the Abriana Beautyrest Black you want a mattress with softer comfort layers and great support.

The energy foam used by Simmons is believed to make the mattress last longer.  A good thing because this mattress has a 20 year warranty and the air flow systems described above keep you comfortable by allowing the mattress to adjust to the heating or cooling of the room.  This is my personal favorite improvement in mattresses this year.  I expect it to be duplicated by all the larger "S" brand companies. 

I need to address that this mattress and others in the Beautyrest line have fewer coils than previously found in the World Class models.   Since these coils are quite stronger and combined with the triple wrapped advanced coils it isn't necessary to have as many coils.  The quality is still there.  The official specifications states it utilizes 13.5 gauge SmartResponse Coils with 17 gauge triple wrapped cable coils.  I am glad to see this change as the original introductions were just too hard for most people.

The Beautyrest Black Abriana is the only model introduced this year with the 13.5 gauge coils.  Every other model is using 14.75 gauge coils combined with the cable coils mentioned above.  I rate it as 4.75 out of five for quality if you are seeking a solid mattress.  Not a higher priced Beautyrest Black mattress but still worth buying if you want a high quality hard mattress.  It can be delivered in 2 weeks or less by special order.

If you have any questions please feel free to call my office at the number below.

Best regards,

Jeff Watters
888-557-0977