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Serta iComfort Mattress Review

Serta iComfort is the very popular 7-bed gel memory foam mattress brand that first arrived in stores back in 2011. It’s been updated since then and now also includes a sister iComfort Hybrid line of mattresses. Serta iComforts are premium mattresses and represent a big investment in your sleep. We’ve tested each mattress and you can see our results and reviews below.

Serta Mattress Collections

The iComfort mattress line is one of several collections from Serta:

  1. Serta iComfort Hybrid (premium $1,299 to $2,799)
  2. Serta iComfort (premium $1,199 to $2,799)
  3. Serta Hotel (mid-range $569 to $1449)
  4. Perfect Sleeper (mid-range $349 to $1,199)
  5. SleepTrue (value range $499 to $799)

Type of Construction

Serta iComfort mattresses are gel memory, all-foam beds (they have no innersprings.)

Serta iComfort - An Overview

iComfort mattresses are made with gel-memory foam instead of traditional innersprings. Memory foam beds like these have become very popular in the last 10-15 years. iComfort made its mark by infusing gel technology into the memory foam to help control body heat, which was a common complaint in memory foam beds. Today’s iComfort mattresses use TempActiv Gel Memory Foam in every model. The mattress cover feels luxurious and is cool to the touch because it has been infused with cooling technology that works with the layers underneath to control and dissipate heat. There are additional foams included that vary by model.

Serta iComfort mattress side view

The Best Serta iComfort Mattresses

We’ve bought, inspected and tested each and every iComfort mattress using our unique pressure mapping system. We combined those results with our analysis of how these features compare to industry standards. We then pressure test petite, average and large body sizes in both the back and side sleeping positions. Then the data is analyzed and compared to all the other mattresses. You can click through to any of the beds listed below and see the detailed test results and expert video reviews.

Mattress NameQuick OverviewPersonal Recommendation 
iComfort Blue Max 5000 Elite Luxury Firm photo
iComfort Blue Max 5000 Elite Luxury Firm
  • Collection: iComfort
  • Comfort: Medium
  • Comfort Scale: 4.5
  • Material: Memory Foam
  • Mattress Height: 13.25"
  • Price: $2,799
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
Personalized Recommendations - Learn More »
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iComfort Blue Max 3000 Elite Plush photo
iComfort Blue Max 3000 Elite Plush
  • Collection: iComfort
  • Comfort: Medium
  • Comfort Scale: 5.5
  • Material: Memory Foam
  • Mattress Height: 13.5"
  • Price: $2,499
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days

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iComfort Blue Max 1000 Cushion Firm photo
iComfort Blue Max 1000 Cushion Firm
  • Collection: iComfort
  • Comfort: Firm
  • Comfort Scale: 3
  • Material: Memory Foam
  • Mattress Height: 12.5"
  • Price: $1,999
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days

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iComfort Blue Max 1000 Plush photo
iComfort Blue Max 1000 Plush
  • Collection: iComfort
  • Comfort: Medium
  • Comfort Scale: 5
  • Material: Memory Foam
  • Mattress Height: 13"
  • Price: $1,999
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days

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iComfort Blue CT 300 Plush photo
iComfort Blue 300 CT Plush
  • Collection: iComfort
  • Comfort: Medium
  • Comfort Scale: 4
  • Material: Memory Foam
  • Mattress Height: 11"
  • Price: $1,499
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days

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iComfort Blue 300 CT Firm photo
iComfort Blue 300 CT Firm
  • Collection: iComfort
  • Comfort: Firm
  • Comfort Scale: 3
  • Material: Memory Foam
  • Mattress Height: 11"
  • Price: $1,499
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days

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iComfort Blue 100 CT Gentle Firm photo
iComfort Blue 100 CT Gentle Firm
  • Collection: iComfort
  • Comfort: Firm
  • Comfort Scale: 3.5
  • Material: Memory Foam
  • Mattress Height: 10"
  • Price: $1,199
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days

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Compare iComfort Blue Max Series Models:

Product Name
Serta iComfort Blue Max 1000 Cushion Firm Mattress
Serta iComfort Blue Max 1000 Plush Mattress
Serta iComfort Blue Max 3000 Elite Plush Mattress
Serta iComfort Blue Max 5000 Elite Luxury Firm Mattress
Queen Price

$1,999.00

$1,999.00

$2,499.00

$2,799.00

Brand
Serta
Serta
Serta
Serta
Mattress Comfort
Firm
Plush
Plush
Firm
Comfort Scale Number
3
5
5.5
4.5
Coil Count
No
No
No
No
Coil Gauge
No
No
No
No
Height
12.5
13
13.5
13.25
Comfort Padding Layers
N/A
N/A
N/A
  • 2" Firm Support Foam
  • Insulator Pad
Warranty
Back Support System
No
No
No
No
Quilt Top of Mattress
Edge Support
  • Ultimate Edge Foam Encasement
  • Ultimate Edge Foam Encasement
  • Ultimate Edge Foam Encasement
  • Ultimate Edge Foam Encasement
Recommended For Side Sleepers Who Weigh
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
Recommended For Back Sleepers Who Weigh
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs

Compare iComfort Blue Series Models:

Product Name
Queen Price

$1,199.00

$1,499.00

$1,499.00

Brand
Serta
Serta
Serta
Mattress Comfort
Firm
Firm
Plush
Comfort Scale Number
3.5
3
4
Height
10
11
11.25
Warranty
Back Support System
Serta Foam Core
Serta Foam Core
Serta Foam Core
Quilt Top of Mattress
Edge Support
  • Ultimate Edge Foam Encasement
  • Ultimate Edge Foam Encasement
  • Ultimate Edge Foam Encasement
Recommended For Side Sleepers Who Weigh
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
Recommended For Back Sleepers Who Weigh
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 134-135 lbs
PROSCONS
  • Generally tested well for all body sizes and sleeping positions
  • Very good support and contouring
  • Premium quality foams and materials
  • Temperature control with TempActiv Gel Memory Foam
  • Minimal motion transfer
  • Trusted brand
  • Premium pricing above most mattresses
  • No innerspring models, if you a want bouncy bed
  • Break-in period can take weeks
  • Can sleep warm
  • Takes a few days for foam smell to go away

More on Serta iComfort Mattress Features

Cool to the touch CoverCool to the touch Cover

The contemporary and attractive mattress cover is luxuriously soft. And it’s also cool to the touch because Serta has infused it with temperature regulating technology. It works with the TempActiv Gel Memory foam that’s underneath to dissipate heat out and away.

TempActive Gel Memory FoamTempActive Gel Memory Foam

There are literally millions of gel beads in the TempActiv foam which act to trap and then help dissipate your body heat. This advanced Gel Memory foam helps keep your sleeping environment cooler, so you sleep better.

EverCool Fuze Gel Memory FoamEverCool Fuze Gel Memory Foam

Select iComfort models have a layer of EverCool Fuze which is premium breathable memory foam. It is infused with gel to help provide pressure point relief. The material also helps airflow to reduce heat build-up.

Serta iComfort cutaway

Delivery Method

Serta iComfort mattresses are sold in stores and online. They’re pretty heavy mattresses and so they’re delivered by retailer delivery teams. In-home delivery is free, and so is the removal of your old mattress.

More about Serta

Serta is one of America’s oldest, largest and most trusted mattress brands. Serta launched its iconic Perfect Sleeper brand in 1931. Today Serta is the largest mattress brand in the United States. It’s a part of the Serta Simmons Bedding company which operates 36 American factories. They also have a broad international presence.

There are hundreds of mattress brands available in stores and online. But most of them are just marketing and reselling beds produced by others. Serta actually is a manufacturer, designing and producing its own mattresses. They leverage their lengthy experience and large size to drive innovation and bring high quality beds to market.

Serta has sold tens of millions of mattresses while maintaining a high quality track record and level of sales success. And they have many loyal repeat customers. On the internet there are review sites that gather and present what they purport to be ratings. However, they have a limited numbers of reviews and cannot objectively reflect the experience of the millions of satisfied owners. Fake news anyone?

Conclusion

Serta iComfort mattresses are very popular Gel Memory Foam mattresses. Buyers have found them to be comfortable to sleep in, and most importantly, they don’t get as hot as regular memory foam beds.

In our testing, we found the data backs up the reasons why people like these beds. You can see the specific model results up above, but in general the beds did a very good job relieving pressure points and providing proper support. In addition, Serta has used pretty high quality materials in the mattress and it’s put together with quality in an attractive cover.

The iComfort Blue Max 5000 and 3000 tested well in every sleeping situation but they are also the most expensive beds. They do have the extra features to justify the higher prices but you can also find very comfortable iComfort models at lower prices. So the exact model you pick depends on your personal budget and the features and comfort you’re looking for. After you narrow down to your favorite you can select one of these models and be confident you made a safe choice.

About The Author Joe Nashif

A jack of all trades in the mattress industry, Joe is a merchandiser who’s seen the changes in the products and trends for many years. Active in Brazilian Jui Jitsu, along with related injuries, he enjoys resting at home with family, too.