Ashley Chime Elite 12 Inch Memory Foam Firm Mattress Review

Updated April 21, 2022

The Elite 12 Inch Memory Foam Firm mattress is a medium-firm feeling bed-in-a-box by Ashley Mattress. It's one of the middle height firm memory foam mattresses in the Chime collection, which range from 8" up to 14" in thickness. The taller the bed, the more foam in the mattress.  We’ve tested and reviewed this bed to help you make an educated choice:

Comfort Scale Rating

At 3.5 out of 10 on our Comfort Scale (a 1 is hard, 10 is softest) the Chime Elite 12 Inch Memory Foam Firm mattress gives you a medium-firm feel. If a softer feeling bed is something that you’d prefer then another mattress would be a better choice. This mattress is good for those who want a firm but not hard mattress.

Expert Video Review

Here’s our quick Chime Elite 12 Inch Memory Foam Firm Video Review. It highlights the features, benefits, and our impression.

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Pros & Cons

PROS CONS
  • Gel & Charcoal Infused Memory Foam - not only is it pressure-relieving and supportive, but it's also bacteria resistant. 
  • The cooling material helps regulate temperature so you sleep comfortably rather than hot
  • Great value for the price
  • Fast and simple shipping to your door
  • Performs really well in pressure tests, especially when you consider the firm feel 
  • The mattress can take up to 2 days to fully return to its original size once opened
  • Foam smell may take several days to fully dissipate

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Pressure Test Results

We've pressure tested the Chime Elite 12 Inch Memory Foam Firm mattress with petite, average, and sized people we found hanging around our front office. We had them lay on their side and back sleeping positions to see what kind of support and comfort you can expect. (Learn how we test.) 

This mattress earned a 'recommended' score for most of the body types and sleeping positions, it really performed well.  Pressure relief is very important for an undisturbed night's sleep because excess pressure will wake you up from the discomfort and you'll have to roll around in bed until you find another comfortable spot.

Proper spinal alignment/side support is just as central to quality sleep because lack of support will cause discomfort up to, and including lower back pain.  The test results confirm that this bed gives everyone excellent contouring support and great pressure relief.  

Feel free to consider these test results while you research this mattress:

BACK SLEEPER SIDE SLEEPER
LARGE PEOPLE Largest 10% of adults 210-273 lbs Large back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2 Large side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
AVERAGE PEOPLE Middle 50% of adults 134-218 lbs Average back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2 Average side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
PETITE PEOPLE Smallest 10% of adults 111-135 lbs Petite back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2 Petite side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
BACK SLEEPER
LARGE PEOPLE Largest 10% of adults 210-273 lbs Large back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
AVERAGE PEOPLE Middle 50% of adults 134-218 lbs Average back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
PETITE PEOPLE Smallest 10% of adults 111-135 lbs Petite back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
SIDE SLEEPER
LARGE PEOPLE Largest 10% of adults 210-273 lbs Large side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
AVERAGE PEOPLE Middle 50% of adults 134-218 lbs Average side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
PETITE PEOPLE Smallest 10% of adults 111-135 lbs Petite side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2

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The Main Ashley Chime Elite 12 Inch Memory Foam Firm Features in Detail

Chime Elite 12 Inch Memory Foam Firm mattress

  1. 1. Micro Cool Technology Cover

    Cooling covers are the latest innovation in sleep technology. These micro cool technology covers feel cold to the touch and help give you a cooler sleeping environment.

  2. 2. 2” Gel & Charcoal Infused Memory Foam

    Outstanding pressure relief, great durability, and the ability to resist bacteria growth for a cleaner sleep environment. This comfort material has everything you’ll need to start enjoying deeper sleep.

  3. 3. 2" Green Tea Ventilated Foam

    A support foam that conforms to your body’s curves and reduces pressure points for less tossing and turning. Green tea acts as a safe and natural antioxidant to maintain the foam’s freshness.

Comfort Depth Video

We measured how far your hips and shoulders sink into the Chime 12" Memory Foam Firm mattress with different body types.

Andrew's Comfort View

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Aaron's Comfort View

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Richard's Comfort View

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Warranty

The Chime Elite 12 Inch Memory Foam Firm mattress has a 10-year warranty against factory defects.

Conclusion

The Chime Elite 12 Inch Memory Foam Firm mattress is a firmer feeling bed that tested extremely well during our pressure testing. Several layers of premium foam work together to give you conforming support. It’s made with top-quality foams that are CertiPUR-US tested and certified to meet or exceed the highest quality standards.

This model is one of the best memory foam mattresses in Ashley Mattress's Chime collection. Ashley aimed to create a mattress with a premium feel using Gel & Charcoal Infused Memory Foam while remaining affordably priced. They’ve done that while also offering other quality features to enhance this bed’s appeal. Green tea infused into the foam acts as a safe and natural antioxidant to maintain product freshness.

If you prefer a mattress with springs, or you dislike a foam feel, you may want to consider a different model. For those who like memory foam, this mattress is inexpensive and a great choice for anyone who wants a firm bed with premium features at an affordable price. The value that you get in the materials and low-cost are a great deal that's hard to beat.

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Chime Elite 12 Inch Memory Foam Firm Mattress Specifications:

Product Name
Queen Price

$749

Brand
Ashley Mattress
Mattress Comfort
Firm Memory Foam
Comfort Scale Number
3.5
Coil Count None
Coil Gauge
N/A
Height
12"
Comfort Padding Layers
  • 2” Gel & Charcoal Infused Memory Foam
  • 1” Green Tea Ventilated Foam Technology
Warranty
  • 10 year warranty against manufacturer's defects
  • No Flip, No Rotate
  • Non-prorated
Back Support System
  • 9" Green Tea Support Foam
Quilt Top of Mattress
  • Micro Cool Technology Cover
Edge Support
  • yes
Recommended For Side Sleepers Who Weigh
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
Recommended For Back Sleepers Who Weigh
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs

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About The Author Dave Higgins

Dave has worked in the furniture business, focusing on mattresses, for over six years.  He enjoys oil painting in the Impressionist style, playing guitar, and cooking for his family.  Dave also believes that English Bulldogs are the comedians of the canine world.