Beautyrest Black L-Class Medium Pillowtop Mattress Review

Updated May 19, 2022

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The Beautyrest Black L-Class Medium Pillowtop is one of 2 pillow top models in the L-Class collection. We have tested its pressure relief and back support, and we've reviewed the mattress below:

Comfort Scale Rating

The L-Class Medium Pillowtop mattress has a medium feel that we rate a 4 on our 10 point Comfort Scale (a 1 is hard, 10 is softest.)  If you're looking for middle-range comfort in a mattress then this can be a good choice.  It's a medium comfort with a slight edge toward being on the firmer side.

Expert Video Review

Here’s our quick L-Class Medium Pillowtop Video Review. It highlights the features, benefits, and our impression. 

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Pros & Cons

PROS CONS
  • Premium materials and construction
  • Excellent support and contouring
  • 4 layers of comfort foams totaling 4 3/4"
  • Minimal motion transfer
  • Trusted brand
  • The expensive price
  • No twin size

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Pressure Test Results

The L-Class Medium Pillowtop mattress has been pressure tested with petite, average, and large body size models laying on their side and back sleeping positions to see what kind of support and comfort you can expect. (Learn how we test.) 

Our test results show that this mattress performed very well in relieving pressure on the joints while also providing great back support.  The bed earned 5 out of 6 'recommended' scores based on the data learned from the images below.  To understand what we're looking for you'll need to decipher the colors you see.  Green and light blue areas show you where the mattress is providing good back support and peak pressure point relief.  Yellow areas indicate an increase in pressure while red areas, of which there are none in the images below, show where there's far too much pressure on that joint.

This bed is really good at providing proper back support for correct spinal alignment.  This is especially important because an out of alignment spine will cause discomfort, pain, stiffness, and weariness.  Pressure point relief is pretty crucial to quality sleep as well because too much pressure will cause you to toss and turn at night thereby disturbing your sleep and making you grumpy the next day.  This bed provides excellent pressure relief for all body types and sleep positions, as well.  Feel free to use our test results when considering this model mattress as your next bed purchase:

The pressure test results for this mattress are not yet available but it will be available soon.  Below is just an example.

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

The Main Beautyrest Black L-Class Medium Pillowtop Features in Detail

Medium Pillow Top Features

1. Antimicrobial Mattress Protection

Keeps mattress fresh and clean from odor causing bacteria.

2. BlackICE 4.0 with Plant-Based Cooling Technology

Cooling materials just beneath the surface enhance heat dissipation that help provide up to 18% more cooling power to keep you comfortable while you sleep.

3. SurfaceTouch Gel Memory Foam

SurfaceTouch Gel Memory Foam is sewn into the quilt to work directly under the sleep surface to quickly unlock advanced pressure point relief from the moment you lie down.

4. AirCool Foam

Get cool, comfortable sleep with AirCool Foam which has a channeled design that allows airflow through the mattress.

5. GelTouch Foam

A soft gel foam that helps provide comfort, support, airflow and breathability.

6. Beautyrest Gel Memory Foam

Experience exceptional pressure relief with Beautyrest Gel Memory foam that contours to your body.

 7. T3 Pocketed Coil Technology

Exclusive to Beautyrest Black, this coil works to provide individualized back support, ease of movement, and pressure point relief throughout the night.

8. Energy Foam

This durable foam utilized below the coil unit helps create a supportive, durable foundation for the no-flip mattress design.

New Features

Compared to the old model, the new L-Class Medium Pillowtop has antimicrobial mattress protection and SufaceTouch Gel Memory Foam. You can compare the old model here.

Comfort Depth Video

We measured how far your hips and shoulders sink into the Beautyrest Black L-Class Medium Pillowtop mattress with different body types.

Aaron's Comfort View

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Richard's Comfort View

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Andrew's Comfort View

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Warranty

The L-Class Medium Pillowtop mattress has a 10-year warranty against factory defects.

Beautyrest Black L-Class FAQs

  1. How does the 120-night trial work?

    With the 120-night trial, try the mattress for at least 30 days, and up to 120 nights. If you're not satisfied, you can replace it. All you'll have to pay is a $139 processing fee, shipping and delivery are covered!

  2. How is this L-Class mattress constructed?

    This mattress has a traditional innerspring mattress construction and is built upon a Zoned T3 Pocketed Coil design.

  3. Can I finance my Beautyrest Black L-Class mattress?

    Yes! You can finance a Beautyrest Black L-Class mattress on US-Mattress with Synchrony HOME, Affirm, or Paypal.

Conclusion

The Black L-Class Medium Pillowtop mattress is an important model in the Black Collection because it's the lowest-priced pillow top mattress they offer.  It provides pressure-relieving capabilities and back support for all body sizes and sleeping positions.

The mattress is a relatively expensive mattress so you'll want to know if it's worth the premium price.  It does have BlackICE with Plant-Based Cooling Technology on top of multiple layers of Medium Comfort Foam.  In total it has 4 3/4" of Medium and Plush Comfort Foams making it a bed that's taller than average.  Beautyrest uses premium foams in this construction which is a plus.  The foam layers rest on its Zoned T3 Pocketed Coil.  A sophisticated coil design helps you feel the softness and still get firm support under the heaviest parts of your body.

The top layer of the mattress has the BlackICE with plant-based cooling technology material as noted above.  This material is important because it helps remove excess body heat away to create a cooler environment so you can sleep better.  

These are all premium materials that you get for the price.  It's a good value at this price based on what you get.  The mattress is medium in feel, so it'll appeal to most people, and with the cooling and supporting features we've noted you can make a good choice with this mattress.


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Other Comfort Options

If you like the Beautyrest Black L-Class collection, but would rather have it in a different comfort level, check out the other options below.

Beautyrest Black L-Class Medium Pillowtop Specifications:

Product Name
Brand
Simmons
Mattress Comfort
Pillowtop
Comfort Scale Number
4
Coil Count
815
Coil Gauge
13.5
Height
14 1/4"
Comfort Padding Layers
Warranty
  • 10 Year Manufacturer Warranty Included

Back Support System
Quilt Top of Mattress
Edge Support
Recommended For Side Sleepers Who Weigh
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Recommended For Back Sleepers Who Weigh
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About the Author Steven Bieber

Steven is a content writer who recently broke into the mattress industry. In his free time, he enjoys watching football and listening to music.