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TempurPedic Cloud Elite Review

The TEMPUR-Cloud Elite is a super soft mattress that we recommend for most people based our testing (see our testing details below.) It’s a mid-priced model in the Cloud Collection.

Comfort Scale Rating

The Cloud Elite mattress has a pretty soft feeling; we rate it 7 on our 10 point Comfort Scale (a 1 is hard, 10 is softest.)

Expert Video Review

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

Pros & Cons

  • Premium TEMPUR-ES and TEMPUR quality foams
  • Very good support and contouring
  • Minimal motion transfer
  • Removable washable cover
  • Highly rated in customer reviews
  • We Recommended for most sleepers
  • Soft feeling mattress, so it’s only for people who like softer mattresses
  • Can sleep hot (consider Breeze model)
  • Can take a few weeks to break in and a few days for the foam smell to dissipate

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Pressure Test Results

We’ve pressure tested the Cloud Elite mattress with petite, average and large body sizes in the side and back sleeping positions to see what kind of support and comfort you can expect. (Learn how we test.) The Cloud Elite tested great, except for large people who sleep on their sides. In all but the large, side sleeper situation, the mattress distributed body weight well with little to no pressure points. It also provided nice support in areas like the lower back and into the legs. This earned a Recommend for pretty much every body size and position.

But as I just mentioned, the large side sleeper did not do well. This is likely because this is a softer mattress and a heavy body will sink deeper into the bed layers triggering pressure points – a characteristic of a being a softer mattress. Those pressure points can become uncomfortable causing you to move and interrupt your sleep.

LARGE PEOPLE Largest 10% of adults 210-273 lbs Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2 Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
AVERAGE PEOPLE Middle 50% of adults 134-218 lbs Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2 Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
PETITE PEOPLE Smallest 10% of adults 111-135 lbs Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2 Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2

The Main Cloud Elite Features in Detail

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  1. A. EasyRefresh Top Cover

    The Cloud Elite has a zip-off removable cover for easy washing. It uses a dual zipper you can access from all sides.

  2. B. Smart Climate System

    The two layer design combines moisture wicking fibers on top and a cool to-the-touch Smart Climate treatment underneath.

  3. C. Comfort Layers

    Tempurpedic uses extra soft TEMPUR-ES material to create the softer feel for this mattress.

  4. D. Support Layer

    The support layer is made from TEMPUR material under the softer foam above it to help spread your weight out across the mattress.

  5. E. Base Layer

    The base layer supports all the layers above.

Comfort Depth Video

We measured how far your hips and shoulders sink into the Cloud Elite mattress with different body types.

Jed's Comfort View

Donna's Comfort View

Patrick's Comfort View


The Cloud Elite mattress has a 10 year warranty against factory defects.


The Cloud Elite is an excellent mattress for most people and we ‘Recommend’ it for all but large side sleepers. The mattress does a great job contouring your body without pressure points and also providing proper support in the lower back, sides and even legs. It’s a softer feeling mattress so that limits the appeal to those of you that like softer mattresses.

The softness allows a large person to sink too far into the mattress from the side position. The heavier weight concentrated on the narrower side position pushes through the softer layers impacting the firmer layers below. This creates some pressure points that can become uncomfortable and cause you to toss and turn at night disrupting your sleep. So for large, side sleepers we do ‘Not Recommend’.

The bed is mid-priced for Tempurpedic, so it’s a decent price for this brand. Obviously, there are cheaper options on the market. But Tempurpedic has a great reputation and long track record over 25 years. This particular bed performed great as described above so you can choose this one with confidence.

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Tempurpedic Cloud Elite Specifications:

Product Name
TEMPUR-Cloud Elite Mattress


Mattress Comfort
Comfort Scale Number
Comfort Padding Layers
  • Warranty
  • No Flip, No Rotate
  • 10 Year non-prorated warranty against manufacturer's defects
  • Back Support System
  • Base Layer
  • Quilt Top of Mattress
  • SmartClimate System
  • EasyRefresh Top Cover
  • Premium Fabric Cover
  • Antimicrobial Treatment
  • Recommended For Side Sleepers Who Weigh
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
  • Recommended For Back Sleepers Who Weigh
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
  • 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.