Stearns & Foster Reserve Hepburn Luxury Firm Review

Updated July 26, 2021

The Stearns & Foster Reserve Hepburn Luxury Firm mattress is the "best of the best" in the Reserve Collection, their top bed collection. We've been able to review, test and analyze this mattress in our research facility and summarize our findings for your benefit below:

Hepburn Luxury Firm Mattress

Comfort Scale Rating

The Hepburn Luxury Firm mattress has a firmer feeling; we rate it a 3 on our 10 point Comfort Scale (a 1 is very hard, 10 is super soft.)

Expert Video Review of the Hepburn Luxury Firm bed

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

Pros & Cons

PROS CONS
  • Firm comfort while maintaining proper support that’s good for back, side, or stomach sleepers
  • Performed extremely well in our testing - see results below
  • A layer of micro coils provides durable, yet conforming support
  • Includes key features in all Stearns & Foster beds
  • Trusted brand
  • Expensive at $3,999 for a queen size
  • Tall at 15” which may be too much if you like a lower bed (consider the low profile foundation to offset the mattress height)
  • Firmer feeling mattress, consider the softer model if you like soft

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Pressure Test Results

We’ve pressure tested the Hepburn Luxury Firm mattress with different body sizes and sleeping positions to see what kind of support and comfort you can expect. (Learn how we test.) It tested really well…

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 Reserve Hepburn cut away


  1. Tencel Cover

    The mattress cover is a soft and stretchable fabric that’s made with TENCEL material (from the eucalyptus plant) to facilitate airflow and wick away moisture.

  2. IntelliCoil Micro HD

    A layer of micro coils, which are small, 1-inch tall soft metal coils nestled inside vented pockets. This layer helps to provide soft conforming support, and because of their metal coils, they're very durable.

  3. Indulge Memory Foam

    Stearns & Foster is part of the same company that also owns Tempur-Pedic. Indulge memory foam is designed by Tempur-Pedic, the leader in memory foam, and it provides soft pressure relief.

  4. IntelliCoil HD

    The supporting coil is a dual-stage design. The outer coil extends above the inner coil. While the outer coil provides softness to your curves, the inner coil gives you the support you need. The coils are nestled in a honeycomb pattern to allow 20% more coils than a traditional row pattern.

  5. Precision Edge + Air Vents

    The mattress has edge support that helps when you’re sitting on the edge of the bed. It also makes the entire sleeping surface more usable with consistent support to the bed’s edge. Stearns & Foster’s edge support design is enhanced to ensure the feel of the bed is uniform from the middle to the edge of the bed. Air pocketed sleeves help the mattress breathe and cool for a comfortable deep sleeping experience.

Comfort Depth Video

We measured how far your hips and shoulders sink into the Reserve Hepburn 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 Hepburn Luxury Firm mattress has a full 10-year warranty against factory defects, meaning you get 100% coverage through the entire 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.

Conclusion

The Reserve Hepburn Luxury Firm mattress from Stearns and Foster is the firm model which retails for $3,999 in queen size (there is also a plush sister model as well as a pillow top that's priced higher at $4,999.) All three of the Reserve models rate very highly in our testing.

The Hepburn Luxury Firm tested extremely well with all body sizes; small, medium, and large, and tested well on the back or side sleeping positions. The mattress is a firmer feeling bed, but it still provided great contouring so there were hardly any pressure points. That's really hard to pull off when designing a mattress since firm tops usually cause more pressure points. But not in this case. Also, the mattress demonstrated good support in important areas like your lower back.

In terms of the features vs the price, the mattress does offer premium materials in the construction. Stearns and Foster included Tencel fabric, which is a newer fabric making its way into consumer products. Derived from the eucalyptus plant, it's a natural material like cotton which it's replacing. Tencel fabric is good at helping to wick moisture away for a dry sleeping surface. The Hepburn has a layer of micro coils, which is a feature that's usually exclusive to luxury mattresses. It also has layers of Indulge Memory Foam, which is a newer memory foam designed by Tempur-Pedic. All of these are premium materials only included in more expensive mattresses.

Since the queen mattress price is $3,999, it's not a cheap mattress and not an option for most people who are more on a budget. If you're able to afford a more expensive mattress then this model is priced in the range you'll find when shopping around and looking at your choices. In the premium luxury segment, this model makes a very good choice: It tests very well with all body sizes in the back and side sleeping position. And it has the features you'd expect from a more expensive mattress. While there are cheaper mattresses, and good ones too, this one hits the mark in the luxury segment. It's on the firmer side of comfort, so if you like a softer bed you can check out the similar Luxury Plush model which also tested very well.

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Stearns & Foster Reserve Hepburn Luxury Firm Specifications:

Product Name
Queen Stearns & Foster Reserve Hepburn Luxury Firm Mattress
Queen Price

$3,999

Brand
Stearns and Foster
Mattress Comfort
Luxury Firm
Comfort Scale Number
3
Coil Count
3196
Coil Gauge
15
Height
15"
Comfort Padding Layers
  • 2 cm Indulge Memory Foam
  • 2" Premium Gel Foam
Back Support System
  • IntelliCoil HD
Quilt Top of Mattress
  • 1" Premium Extra Soft Gel Foam
  • IntelliCoil Micro HD + AirVent
  • 2 cm Indulge Memory Foam
Edge Support
  • PrecisionEdge + AirVent
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
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 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.