Stearns & Foster Reserve Hepburn Luxury Plush Pillow Top Review

Updated January 21, 2022

The Stearns & Foster Reserve Hepburn Luxury Plush Pillowtop mattress is the top-of-the-line bed in the Reserve Collection. We tested and analyzed this mattress and we rate it excellent - the summary information is below:

Hepburn Luxury Plush Pillow Top mattress

Comfort Scale Rating

The Hepburn Luxury Plush Pillow Top mattress has a soft and conforming feeling; we rate it a 7.5 on our 10 point Comfort Scale (a 1 is very hard, 10 is super soft). Since it's a softer feeling mattress, you'll want to make sure you like the soft feel before considering it. It tested well for us, but if you prefer a firm bed then you'll want to look at other choices. If you would rather have this mattress at a different comfort level, check out the plush and firm options

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Expert Video Review of the Hepburn Luxury Plush Pillow Top bed

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

Pros & Cons

PROS CONS
  • Soft comfort has proper support for back, side, or stomach sleepers
  • Excellent test results; no pressure points and good support
  • A layer of micro coils provides durable, yet conforming support
  • Top features found in Stearns & Foster beds
  • Trusted luxury brand
  • Expensive at $5,399 for a queen size
  • It's tall at 16” (consider the low profile foundation to offset the mattress height)

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Pressure Test Results

We’ve pressure tested the Hepburn Luxury Plush Pillow Top 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 and foster reserve hepburn luxury plush pillow top mattress details


  1. Tencel Cover

    Tencel fabric is made from the eucalyptus plant and is incorporated into this mattress cover. It's a soft and stretchable fabric that increases air breathability and wicks away moisture.

  2. IntelliCoil Micro HD

    A 1-inch high coil layer is inside vented pockets. They are soft metal coils that give you very durable, but soft and conforming support.

  3. Indulge HD Memory Foam

    A layer of Tempur-Pedic's Indulge memory foam is incorporated into this Stearns & Foster mattress to provide additional, soft pressure relief.

  4. IntelliCoil Micro

    Similar to the IntelliCoil Micro HD layer above, this layer has a wider coil design. The second layer of micro coils is unheard of in mattresses and another luxury feature in this bed.

  5. IntelliCoil HD

    The main support is from the dual-stage pocketed coils. The coils are arranged in a honeycomb design giving you 20% more coils than a regular grid design. The dual-stage effect is so you feel soft comfort in light areas while also feeling necessary support under your heavier areas.

  6. Precision Edge + Air Vents

    Edge support makes the entire bed surface more usable. You can sleep or sit comfortably on the edge of the mattress.  The coil sleeves are perforated so air can flow easier to help keep you cool.

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Comfort Depth Video

We measured how far your hips and shoulders sink into the Reserve Hepburn Luxury Plush Pillowtop mattress with different body types.

Aaron's Comfort View

Richard's Comfort View

Andrew's Comfort View

Warranty

The Hepburn Luxury Plush Pillow Top mattress has a full 10-year warranty against factory defects, so 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 Plush Pillowtop mattress retails for $5,399 in queen size, so it's a high-priced luxury mattress. It's the top model from Stearns and Foster. Based on our testing and analysis we recommend this mattress for anybody who likes a soft mattress.

The Hepburn Luxury Plush Pillowtop tested extremely well with all body sizes; small, medium, and large. It also tested well on the back or side sleeping positions. So as long as you like a softer feeling mattress, then this mattress will be good for you. You can see from our pressure testing results above there are no pressure points, and the mattress also gives good support. If you do like the feel of a plush pillow, try this mattress in plush and firm.

It is a luxury model, so it has top features in its construction. For example, the bed has 2 layers of micro coils. Usually, only the top mattresses have a layer of micro coils, but Stearns went even farther and gave the Hepburn a second layer. Micro coils are preferred because they are soft metal coils that give you conforming comfort. And because they are metal, the coils will be very lasting, much more than foam. This means the mattress will feel great for a long time and not break down the way foam does. The mattress also has dual-stage coils which have a variable feeling (comfort that leads into support as weight is increased on any individual coil.) Another great feature is the Tempur-Pedic memory foam layer, a benefit they can provide because Tempur and Stearns are part of the same company.

This is a luxury mattress and the top model from Stearns. We really liked the features built into the bed and we especially loved the way it performed in our testing. If you have the budget and are looking at luxury mattresses, this should be on your consideration list. The only caveat is that the mattress is soft, not excessively, but those who prefer firm mattresses would want to look at something else.

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Stearns & Foster Reserve Hepburn Luxury Firm Specifications:

Product Name
Queen Stearns & Foster Reserve Hepburn Luxury Plush Pillow Top Mattress
Price

From $5,199.00

To $5,999.00

Brand
Stearns and Foster
Mattress Comfort
Luxury Plush Pillow Top
Comfort Scale Number
7.5
Coil Count
3736
Coil Gauge
15
Height
16"
Comfort Padding Layers
  • 6 cm Indulge HD Memory Foam
  • 1" Premium Extra Soft Gel Foam
  • IntelliCoil Micro + Air Vent
Back Support System
  • IntelliCoil HD
Quilt Top of Mattress
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.