Full Zenhaven All Natural Latex Mattress Review

In this review we are evaluating the Zenhaven Latex Mattress.

A truly innovative mattress that presents with a variety of quality features, it is recognized by consumers for its overall performance and support.

Created by one of the long time veterans of the online mattress industry, Saatva (mattress review), the Zenhaven mattress truly lives up to the company’s reputation for presenting top-rated, quality, green products that meet with the requirements and expectations of their clients.

Offering consumers a wide range of features, reliability and prices that work within their budgets, the Zenhaven mattress has found its way up the charts and continues to be recognized today for its quality craftsmanship. 

Its two separate firmness levels and its flippable design, coupled with its four layers of comfort and support along with its cool sleeping surface, make this all natural latex mattress a favorite for consumers in search of a quality, durable mattress at an affordable price.

What type of Mattress is the Zenhaven?

The Zenhaven is an all natural latex mattress that is constructed with four unique layers of comfort and support, a cool sleeping surface, CertiPur Certification, 100% organic New Zealand wool, localized motion, 

the zenhaven mattress reviewed in a room

minimal sinkage, and a variety of other attractive features that make it suitable for sleepers of all types, including children and the elderly as well.

The mattress is constructed with an organic cotton cover that contributes to a cool sleeping surface and a unique softness, as well as four layers of comfort and support that deliver a buoyant sensation while still resisting body impressions or notable sagging.

Minimizing stress on the body and delivering consistency in relaxation and temperature control, the Zenhaven has much to offer those consumers that are in the market for an affordable, but truly high performing all natural latex mattress.

How Firm is it?

The Zenhaven mattress, with its flippable design, has two separate firmness levels with the plush side of the latex mattress coming in on the lower end of the firmness scale, and the flip side coming in at the higher end of the firmness scale.

With these firmness levels, consumers can also enjoy a good balance between the sinkage and hug of the mattress as well as ideal pressure relief.

Latex, unlike memory foam, does not mold exactly to your body curves, but rather contours to the surrounding area affording a less defined hug.

This unique feature provides a comfortable level of sinkage and pressure relief that does not make sleepers feel they are totally entrapped by the mattress.

Regardless of whether you are a stomach, side, or back sleeper, the firmness levels of the Zenhaven mattress provide consistent levels of spinal alignment resulting from the unique 5 zoned system construction.

According to our research and data, the appeal of the 5 zoned system is that it provides sleepers with more support where it is needed, and less support where it is not thereby resulting in better overall support.

Additional data also revealed that the Zenhaven mattress fared quite well in the firmness category receiving higher ratings, and, as a result, has out performed some of its competitors within the same price range.

How Many Layers does it have?

A very supportive and conforming mattress, this flippable mattress offers great bounce, is highly responsive, and indeed naturally cool.

the mattress section

Constructed with four layers, construction begins with the top layer of comfort that is comprised of 1.5” of Talalay latex.  It is designed and further constructed with a 5 zone comfort layer that provides a more supportive sleeping surface for sleepers of every type.

The second layer of the Zenhaven, a support layer, consists of 3” of Talalay latex with an indentation load deflection of 25-29 that is designed to provide a good deal of pressure relief and support.

The Zenhaven’s third layer, another support layer, measuring 3” of Talalay latex with an ILD this time of 30-34, acts as a transitional support layer when the plush side of the mattress is up and provides immediate push back, firmness and support when the mattress is flipped.

The fourth and final layer, a true comfort layer, consists of 1.5” of Talalay latex and acts as an additional support for the three layers above. When the mattress is flipped, (not with the plush side up) this bottom layer also acts as the top comfort layer.

One side of the mattress is much firmer than the other providing very distinct feels to all sleepers. Our research revealed that the Zenhaven did fare quite well in this category, and that consumers felt the mattress contributed to their overall health as well.

How is Motion Transfer and Sinkage?

The Zenhaven, like many other latex mattresses is capable of easily absorbing motion which minimizes disruption that will otherwise be caused by a partner’s movements.

Our research revealed that the degree of bounce the Zenhaven mattress has is one of the, if not the, most notable features of this luxurious mattress.

The Zenhaven responds well to pressure and delivers a solid degree of bounce throughout the entire mattress.

Typically, a mattress that presents with a good deal of bounce usually means the presence of more motion transfer, but that is not the case with the Zenhaven.

The base layers of this well constructed mattress easily dissipate sudden movements which is reason enough for consumers to invest in a quality, solid foundation for their Zenhaven mattress since bounce, support and motion transfer are greatly impacted by the quality of the foundation.

Not wanting to lose out on these specialized features, consumers need to be particular about the type of foundation they choose for their Zenhaven, avoiding, at all costs, slat frames.   

As for sinkage, the Zenhaven, being flippable, has varied sinkage depths.

Overall, however, this mattress fares quite well in the sinkage category for both the gentle, firm side of the mattress, and the luxury plush side of the mattress as well whether you are a back, side or stomach sleeper and even when sitting on the edge of the mattress or standing in the middle of this mattress sinkage depths were acceptable.

Does it Sleep Hot?

Latex mattresses as a whole, are recognized for their ability to provide cool and comfortable temperatures while sleeping, and do not retain heat.

guy sleeping on the mattress

The latex layers of this Zenhaven mattress are aerated which means the mattress presents with improved breathability.

Further, the Joma wool that is primary to the composition of the organic cover, helps to keep the sleeping surface cool which contributes greatly to the high ratings this mattress received in the ‘sleeps hot’ category.

Overall, the cooling characteristics of the Zenhaven mattress are well above average according to our research.

Does it have any Smell?

Since the Zenhaven is made from all natural latex, which do not give off the same volatile organic compounds that other foams do, this plush mattress presents with no smell or off gassing. 

Does it Require a Foundation?

Saatva highly recommends that consumers purchase the entire Zenhaven system, both the mattress and the foundation. The Zenhaven foundation is made of North American spruce with eco-friendly foams, and an organic cotton cover.

This foundation provides platform support that is both durable and long lasting. If consumers, however, have a foundation or box spring that is in ideal condition and is every bit sturdy with no sagging, then it should serve the purpose well.

As an added note, should you opt to use your own foundation or box spring, your mattress warranty will still remain in effect.

Saatva recently launched a new adjustable base called the Lineal, which would be the perfect match for this mattress. You can read our review here.

What Type of Cover Does it have?

The Zenhaven is designed with an organic cotton cover, and a 100% Joma wool lining that serves as a natural temperature regulator and helps to maintain a cooler sleeping surface at all times.

the zenhaven mattress coverDespite the fact that the mattress is flippable, consumers can enjoy cool, comfortable sleeping since the 100% Joma wool layer is located on both sides of the mattress.

The all natural organic cover presents with a truly soft feel, and has a high level of breathability as does the Joma wool layer below.

This means that if the humidity levels rise, both the organic cover and the layer of Joma wool below will easily absorb the moisture and keep sleepers cool and comfortable all night long.

As an added note, the Joma wool is hypoallergenic, antimicrobial and resists dust mite as well.

Looking at the cover from an aesthetic point, it is fairly basic with stitching that affords a very clean smooth look to the organic cotton. With that said, the mattress has a rather sleek but luxurious look overall.

What is the Best Way to Care for the Zenhaven?

 The Zenhaven, is quite simple to maintain. Consumers should not machine wash the organic cotton cover, but rather, if it becomes stained or dirty, use cold water and a mild detergent and just gently spot clean the cover.

Always allow the cover to air dry naturally, and never dry it in a machine.

What about Durability?

The Zenhaven all natural latex mattress, according to our data, has a rather long life expectancy primarily due to the innovative structure and design of this luxurious mattress.

As for its rating in the durability category, our research revealed that the Zenhaven is manufactured right here in the USA with a variety of specialized features and positive benefits which greatly contributed to the well above average rating it receives.

Size and Shipping

The Zenhaven mattress is available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and  California King. The overall shipping weight is dependent upon the mattress size, and any additional accessories you may purchase.

The company offers full service delivery with your mattress arriving in 9 to 18 days. The day before your shipment is due, they will contact you with a 4 hour delivery window.

If consumers opt, the delivery team can also remove your old mattress and/or your box spring for a minimal charge of $39. The company does offer free shipping in the continental USA.

180-Night Risk Free Trial

Saatva stands firmly behind their high performing Zenhaven mattress by offering their 180-night risk free trial.

If you find you are not satisfied with the Zenhaven, for any reason, within the 180-day home trial period, you can return it for a full refund of your purchase price less any delivery fee.

There are no penalty fees or pickup fees, and the company does not ever restock any mattresses.

How is the Mattress Delivered?

Your purchase of a Zenhaven mattress comes with a free white glove delivery nationwide.

This means that the delivery team will come to your house, remove your old mattress and foundation and install the Zenhaven in the room of your choosing. All for free.

This is in contrast with several other companies, which claim to offer a white glove service but simply drop the box at your doorstep, leaving the hard work to you.

Zenhaven Warranty

This luxurious Zenhaven mattress comes with a 20 year warranty. The warranty starts on the day of the purchase and is not transferable.

mattress in the morning with guy

In case of manufacturing issues appearing during the first 2 years, the mattress will be repaired at no cost. Afterwards, it will be fixed for free but you’ll have to bear the transportation costs.

You should know that Saatva also offers a “Fairness Replacement Policy” which we found quite interesting: during the first 2 years, if the mattress is deemed to be defective, they will send you a new one instead of repairing yours, so you won’t stay without a mattress at all.

This policy will also offer to you a brand new mattress at a prorated cost during the rest of the warranty period. In detail:

  • Between years 3 and 5: you’ll just pay 25% of the new price and you’ll get a new mattress
  • Between 6 and 10: 50%
  • Between 11 and 20: 75%

How Much Does the Zenhaven Cost?

Here are the prices you can get with our exclusive coupon code SALE200, which gives you a nice discount of $200:

SizeRegular PriceDiscounted Price
Twin XL:$1,599$1,399
Cal King:$2,999$2,799
Split King:$3,199$2,999

The mattress, according to our research, fared quite well across the board in comparison to other latex mattresses on the market with notable high ratings in motion transfer and sinkage, bounce, temperature and overall support, and durability making the Zenhaven a rather good buy for the money.     

Zenhaven Mattress Review – Our Verdict

Zenhaven is truly an affordable, comfortable mattress that offers a variety of benefits and features to sleepers of all types.

It’s two levels of firmness, innovativeness, and overall quality, coupled with the 100% all natural latex, organic cotton cover, great support and unique contouring, as well as its many other state of the art features has earned this mattress a spot on the charts right alongside its many competitors.

girl smiling on the zenhaven mattressThe mattress is flippable and has a unique two in one design that affords sleepers high levels of pressure relief, bounce and support.

A truly all natural mattress that is every bit eco friendly as it is comfortable and affordable, the Zenhaven and its four separate layers of natural latex, along with its cool sleeping surface, and both great response and bounce has found favor with many consumers according to our data, and has definitely made its presence known in the industry and marketplace.

A highly reputable company, Saatva, has produced, yet again, a high quality mattress which continues to set them apart from other online mattress companies.

The Zenhaven absorbs motion easily, has a 20 year warranty, is manufactured right here in the USA, and provides consumers with an easy refund process if needed.

In addition, it presents with a 180 night risk free trial, very affordable prices, and a wide range of other appealing and beneficial features that consumers can enjoy night after night.

Overall, we think the Zenhaven all natural latex mattress is a good buy for the money, and though they do not offer any regular on-site promotions or discounts they do offer a military only discount of $50 off on any purchase for those consumers who are either actively in the military or have served in the past.

However, if you find the Zenhaven is not the mattress for you, then be sure to check out our Best Mattresses for a variety of other mattresses that are available on the market today.

Ted Wilson

Ted Wilson

Founder and Owner

Ted is the founder and owner of Mattress Guides and is an expert in his field. Ted believes that having the right mattress is key to getting a good night’s sleep and feeling well-rested in the morning.

Updated at March 24, 2022