Stearns & Foster Estate Rockwell Luxury Firm Review

Updated January 21, 2022

Rockwell Luxury Firm Mattress

The Stearns & Foster Estate Rockwell Luxury Firm mattress has a firmer feel, but it doesn't end up being too hard. We generally recommend this bed. You can check out our test results and detailed review of its features below:

Comfort Scale Rating

The Rockwell Firm mattress is a firm bed we rate 3 on our 10 point Comfort Scale (a 1 is very hard, 10 is super soft). If you like a firm mattress you can consider this bed. If you prefer a medium or softer mattress then this model will be too firm for you.

Expert Video Review of the Rockwell Luxury Firm Bed

Here’s our quick Video Review. It highlights the features, benefits, and our impression.

Pros & Cons

PROS CONS
  • Premium Indulge memory foam made by Tempur-Pedic
  • Tencel cover improves airflow and wicks away moisture
  • Lower price for a Stearns & Foster mattress
  • Stearns & Foster is a Trusted brand
  • Great luxury mattress for those who prefer a firmer bed
  • Firm feel may not be appealing if you prefer a medium or soft feeling bed
  • Somewhat expensive, luxury materials increase the price
  • Not recommended for back sleepers from 210-273 lbs.

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Pressure Test Results

We brought the Estate Rockwell Luxury Firm mattress into our facility and pressure tested it with small, average, and large body size people on the side and back sleeping positions. Results give you an idea of how the mattress will work for you since we look at key body sizes. (Learn how we test)

The testing data for the Estate Rockwell Luxury Firm mattress was positive for most body sizes & sleeping positions. In the pressure maps, you can see color-coded data (blue and green are lower pressure and yellow or red show increased levels of pressure under a resting body.)  The data reveals that this mattress does a pretty good job contouring body curves with minimal pressure points.  It is important because pressure points lead to tossing and turning as your body moves to relieve the pain.  The exception to this is when the large person sleeps on their side.  In this case, the heavy shoulder weight on the firm mattress pushes through and creates too much pressure.  We also measure and amount of support provided by the bed.  Good support keeps your spine aligned so you don't wake up with back pain.

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 Features in Detail

Stearns & Foster Rockwell Mattress Cutaway


  1. Tencel Cover 

    The cover is made from a Tencel fiber that comes from the eucalyptus plant. Tencel is soft, stretchable, and improves airflow while also helping to wick away moisture.

  2. Indulge Memory Foam

    The foam layers include a layer of the premium Indulge Memory Foam made by Tempur-Pedic. Indulge foam is part of the contouring layers that gently curve to your body.

  3. IntelliCoil

    The dual-stage innerspring is both soft and supportive, so you get softness where you like it and firm support where you need it.

  4. Precision Edge + Air Vents

    Edge support allows you to sleep up to the edge of the mattress and the pocketed coil sleeves help airflow and allow cooler sleeping.

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Comfort Depth Video

We measured how far your hips and shoulders sink into the Rockwell Luxury Firm mattress with different body types.

Aaron's Comfort View

Richard's Comfort View

Andrew's Comfort View

 

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Warranty

The Rockwell Luxury Firm mattress has a 10-year warranty against factory defects, so you receive full coverage through 10 years of ownership. It does not cover abuse or misuse. Warranty is handled directly by Stearns & Foster customer service at 1-800-697-3259.

More about Stearns & Foster Brand

Stearns & Foster has manufactured the most luxurious and lasting mattresses since 1846. Every Stearns & Foster mattress is built by certified craftsmen in a dedicated luxury cell, meaning that no other models can be built there. Every piece of material that goes into a Stearns & Foster mattress is tested to ensure top-notch durability. By constructing mattresses out of the best materials in the industry, they deliver unmatched comfort and quality. Their foam-encased edge contains a border rod to provide the best edge support available. Each mattress has twice-tempered, individually-wrapped, titanium alloy coils. They deliver the perfect balance of comfort and support.

Stearns and Foster became part of the Sealy Mattress Company, serving as the premium sister brand to Sealy Posturepedic. In more recent history, Tempurpedic bought Sealy. Stearns & Foster now resides in the Tempur-Sealy mattress company, based in Lexington, KY. In recent years, there has been a resurgence in the Stearns & Foster brand. Sales growth comes from continued investments in the products. Broad acceptance of the brand by luxury mattress buyers also factors into this.

Conclusion

The Estate Rockwell Luxury Firm mattress is a firm feeling bed that retails for $2,199 (queen size mattress only). For most sleeping positions we rated the bed a Recommend based on our tests.

When we pressure tested the mattress with various body sizes and sleeping positions the bed provided conforming support resulting in good weight distribution - even though it's a firm mattress. This creates a sleeping experience with minimal pressure points, which leads to sleep-disrupting tossing, and turning. The only exception was when the large body size person lays on their side. In this case, there was too much weight on the shoulder that created a high level of pressure, so we do not recommend the mattress in a situation such as that. In terms of support, the mattress provided it in the necessary areas such as the lower back.

This mattress has a breathable, moisture-wicking Tencel fabric cover. The padding layers include a layer of Indulge Memory Foam, by Tempurpedic. The innerspring system is a dual-stage, coil-in-coil design that provides variable support for a more comfortable sleep surface. Stearns and Foster mattresses are known for quality innerspring support and added premium features like the ones just mentioned.

Overall, we generally recommend this mattress because it tested well for most sleeping positions (exception noted above). While it's not a cheap mattress, you do get premium features for a higher price. Those features, no doubt, helped the mattress achieve positive test results. If you're looking for a firm, upper-end mattress then you can consider this model a safe choice.

Other Comfort Options

If you like the Stearns & Foster Estate Rockwell Luxury collection, but would rather have it in a different comfort level, check out the other options below.

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Stearns & Foster Estate Rockwell Luxury Firm Specifications:

Product Name
Price (Queen size)

$2,199

Brand
Mattress Comfort
Luxury Firm
Comfort Scale Number
3
Coil Count
1,504
Coil Gauge  
Height
14.5"
Comfort Padding Layers
Back Support System
Quilt Top of Mattress
  • 1" Premium Ultra Soft Gel Foam
  • 1" Premium Ultra Soft Gel Foam
  • .375" Premium Ultra Soft Gel Foam (center 1/3)
  • Tencel Cover
Edge Support
Warranty
  • Non-prorated
  • No Flip, No Rotate
  • 10-year warranty against manufacturer's defects
Recommended For Side Sleepers Who Weigh
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
Recommended For Back Sleepers Who Weigh
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs

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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.