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Tempur-Pedic Contour Mattress Reviews

The Tempur-Pedic Contour Collection had 3 firm feeling mattresses.  These mattresses have been discontinued from Tempur-Pedic.  We'll leave the review posted for historical reference. 

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Tempur-Pedic Collections

The 1 Contour Breeze mattress transitions into the Breeze Collection - one of 5 Collections from Tempur-Pedic when the Contour Collection is discontinued in December, 2018. You can view all the collection comparisons and details.

  1. Breeze (including extra cooling technology)  
  2. LUXE and ELITE (premium level – these collections discontinue in January, 2019)
  3. LuxeAdapt (premium level, new materials, advanced pressure relief-plus)
  4. PRO ADAPT (new materials, advanced pressure relief)
  5. ADAPT (original materials, pressure relief)

Type of Construction

Contour mattresses are memory foam beds. The 3 beds in the collection are made with different combinations of “Tempur” proprietary foams. Tempur-Pedic makes their own foams so they keep the formulations a secret, so the exact composition of the foams is not made public.

Tempur-Pedic's Contour Collection - An Overview

OK, here we go: Tempur-Pedic Contour mattresses are firm feeling, all-foam mattresses. The memory foams and supporting base foams used in these beds are harder than the other collections. They include TEMPUR material which is their hardest foam, and the slightly softer TEMPUR HD material. For perspective, the firmest models called Contour Elite and Elite Breeze are actually rated 2 on our Comfort Scale, which is comparable to sleeping on a carpeted floor. Since they’re firm, they’re better for back or stomach sleepers, or people who like firm mattresses.

The Contour Elite is also offered as a Contour Elite Breeze. The Breeze designation is for the specially constructed upper layer and cover that has PureCool technology to help keep the bed cool.

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Tempur-Pedic Contour Mattresses

Mattress NameQuick OverviewPersonal Recommendation 
Tempur-Pedic Contour Elite photo
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Contour Elite
  • Collection: Contour
  • Comfort: Firm
  • Comfort Scale: 2
  • Material: Memory Foam
  • Mattress Height: 12.5"
  • Price: $3,299
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Contour Rhapsody Luxe
  • Collection: Contour
  • Comfort: Firm
  • Comfort Scale: 3
  • Material: Memory Foam
  • Mattress Height: 12.5"
  • Price: $3,799
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Tempur-Pedic Contour Elite Breeze photo
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Contour Elite Breeze
  • Collection: Contour
  • Comfort: Firm
  • Comfort Scale: 2
  • Material: Memory Foam
  • Mattress Height: 11.9"
  • Price: $4,299
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Tempur-Pedic Contour Specs

Product Name
TEMPUR-Contour Elite Breeze Mattress
TEMPUR-Contour Elite Mattress
TEMPUR-Rhapsody Luxe Mattress
Queen Price

$3,899.00

$3,099.00

$3,499.00

Brand
Tempur-Pedic
Tempur-Pedic
Tempur-Pedic
Mattress Comfort
Firm
Firm
Firm
Comfort Scale Number
2
2
3
Height
11.9
12.5
13.5
Comfort Padding Layers
  • PureCool™ Technology
  • 2'' TEMPUR-HD
  • 2'' TEMPUR-Climate Material
  • TEMPUR-HD
  • TEMPUR
  • TEMPUR-HD
  • TEMPUR
Warranty
  • No Flip, No Rotate
  • 10 Year non-prorated warranty against manufacturer's defects
  • No Flip, No Rotate
  • 10 Year non-prorated warranty against manufacturer's defects
  • No Flip, No Rotate
  • 10 Year non-prorated warranty against manufacturer's defects
Back Support System
N/A
  • Base Layer
  • Base Layer
Quilt Top of Mattress
  • Innovative phase-change cooling material infused in fabric
  • Lightweight, breathable fabric featuring collection pattern
  • Grey upholstery
Recommended For Side Sleepers Who Weigh
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
  • 210-273 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
  • 111-135 lbs
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
PROSCONS
  • Premium quality foams and materials
  • Very good support
  • Minimal motion transfer
  • Durable products with long track record
  • Trusted brand
  • Nice looking appearance
  • Premium pricing above most mattresses
  • No innerspring if you want a bouncy bed
  • Several week break-in period
  • Can sleep hot
  • Takes time for foam smell to go away

More on Tempur-Pedic Features

Tempur-Pedic ContourTempur-Pedic Contour (Elite) Breeze
Tempur-Pedic contour cutaway Tempur-Pedic breeze cutaway
  1. EasyRefresh Top Cover
    This feature is a zip-off removable cover that comes off for washing. It has a durable, dual zipper accessed from any side.
  2. Smart Climate System
    A dual layer construction combines fibers in the top cover to draw moisture away with a “SmartClimate” treatment in the inner cover for cool to-the-touch comfort.
  3. Comfort Layers
    Tempur-Pedic uses a combination of their proprietary foams in differing combinations and thicknesses to tune the targeted feeling for each model. The foam formulations are marketed as; TEMPUR and TEMPUR-HD. Because they are the dominant leader in the foam category, they keep their specifications a trade secret to prevent competitors from copying the formulas.
  4. Support Layer
    The Support Layer is also formulated from TEMPUR foam. This layer helps to distribute your body weight across the bed and also provide proper support.
  5. Base Layer
    This is the Base Layer helping support all the material layers above it.
  1. Cooling Cover
    A breathable, light weight cover infused with cooling material
  2. Comfort Layer
    Their PureCool material is infused into TEMPUR-HD foam to improve heat dissipation to help keep the bed cool while you sleep.
  3. Support Layer
    Tempur-Pedic uses TEMPUR material to spread weight and dissipate excess body heat.
  4. Base Layer
    Same as mentioned above, this is the Base Layer helping support all the material layers above it.
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Delivery Method

Tempur-Pedic mattresses are available in stores and also directly from Tempur-Pedic. They are heavy mattresses that are usually delivered by a retailer’s delivery crew. In-home delivery is typically offered for free, along with removal of an old existing mattress.

More about Tempur-Pedic Brand

Tempur-Pedic created the memory foam mattress category here in the U.S. Founded in 1992, they continually grew until they became a household name and large enough to buy the Sealy Mattress Company. They’re now a public company called Tempur-Sealy and sell mattresses worldwide.

There are 2 important points of differentiation vs other foam mattresses. First, Tempur-Pedic actually designs and manufactures their foam components and mattresses. This speaks to their degree of expertise (most foam mattress brands buy components from suppliers).

Secondly, Tempur-Pedic has always created premium products. As in any industry, there are companies that make cheaper priced, lower quality products, and those that make higher quality, higher priced products. Tempur-Pedic has always made higher quality mattresses using premium materials and manufacturing standards. The success of their mattresses, and long running reputation for quality, propelled their company to be the largest in the world.

Conclusion

Tempur-Pedic Contour mattress origins trace back to the beginning of the company. These models include the original TEMPUR material that is harder feeling, so these beds are very firm. Make sure you like firm beds before considering these models. If you prefer a firm bed, and want a memory foam mattress, then these are very good although they’re expensive. They provide very good support and will conform although they’ll also feel hard when moving around. If you like medium or softer beds then Tempur-Pedic has other collections that are better for you. If you have a tendency to sleep hot, then you’ll want to seriously consider the Breeze model because it has the materials to help keep the temperature down.

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.