If you have shopped for memory foam mattresses or latex mattresses on Amazon, you probably have seen the brand name Lucid. Now the brand has a website of its own, https://www.lucidmattress.com/, but in early 2014, this brand was identified as Linenspa (mattress name) by Lucid, and the company site to visit was that of Linenspa. Lucid is still a Linenspa brand, but the current trend is for manufacturers to give key brands websites of their own.
Linenspa is a division of Malouf Fine Linens of Logan, Utah, which also produces and distributes bedding and other household linens, as well as a variety of household and hospitality goods under the Linenspa and Malouf brand names. The mattresses are primarily sold online, but some items, such as Malouf Bed Protectors, are also available in stores, such as Walmart and Costco.
Most Malouf merchandise, though designed here, is made overseas. All of their Lucid mattresses are made in China.
Ten Lucid bed mattresses were listed in March 2014. Eleven bed mattresses are available today.
Besides these, Lucid has what they call Foam Furniture. In this group is a 3-Inch Folding Mattress, three folding mattress-sofas, a roll-away bed with a memory foam mattress, and an 8-Inch Convertible Mattress-Sofa
The current bed mattresses are:
⸱5” Gel Memory Foam Mattress
⸱6” Gel Memory Foam Mattress
⸱8” Gel Memory Foam Mattress
⸱10” Gel Memory Foam Mattress
⸱10” inch Plush Memory Foam Mattress
⸱12” Memory Foam Mattress
⸱12” Gel Memory Foam Mattress
⸱14” Gel Memory Foam Mattress
⸱14” Plush Memory Foam Mattress
⸱10” Latex Mattress
⸱16” Natural Latex and Memory Foam Plush Mattress
These are listed in two categories: Memory Foam Mattresses and Latex Foam Mattresses. The 16” model is listed in both categories, since it has both memory foam and latex.
Lucid stresses the open-cell structure of their memory foam, citing two benefits – (1) airflow for freshness and cooling, and (2) better support while still being conforming. By now, open-cell foams are the norm, especially for memory foam, mostly for cooling. As to cooling, Lucid goes farther. Their top memory foam layers are vertically ventilated with pores placed in a grid pattern. As is shown in a video demonstrating Relief Mart’s patented Airflow Transfer System (ATS), ventilation has several times the flow of air as open-cell foam.
What Lucid is lacking is a sideward flow of air to pass through the border (side cover) of the mattress. This is found in mattresses with ATS and some other brands. ATS has channels cut into the top surface of the support core foam. Some other manufacturers use convoluted foam or channels with a different crosscut profile than ATS to provide for airflow to the sides. The video shows how this provides for even more airflow.
All models but the two with latex have gel-infused memory foam. The gel is for cooling. There is a limit to how long gel can provide cooling, since there is a limit to how much heat it can absorb. With Lucid mattresses, the ventilation lets some of the heat absorbed by the gel dissipate. This would be greater if these mattresses had the sideways airflow, too.
Four Lucid mattresses have bamboo charcoal infused into memory foam. In two of these models, 12” Gel Memory Foam Mattress and 14” Gel Memory Foam Mattress, this layer is beneath the gel memory foam. In the other two, 14” Plush Memory Foam Mattress and 16” Natural Latex and Memory Foam Plush Mattress, it is quilted into the cover. Lucid cites the role of the bamboo charcoal as support in the middle layers, and controlling moisture in the quilting.
Firmness levels of Lucid mattresses range from Firm in the 5” and 6” mattresses to Plush in the 14” Plush and the latex-memory foam hybrid. The densities of foams are not given except for two models. Amazon reveals that the top layer 4 lbs. in the 12” Memory Foam Mattress and 5.3 lbs. in the 14” Gel Memory Foam Mattress. Since each of these is the firmer of a pair of models the same height, this seems to indicate that the foam in the other model of each pair is less dense. The implication is that, with the exception of these two models, the memory foam is lighter than 4 lbs. Sleep Like The Dead names the memory foam density of Lucid mattresses as 2.5-5.3, lighter than the other memory foam mattresses on the comparison chart except Comfort Dreams (2.5, 3, 4).
The very firm polyurethane foam bases/support cores of Lucid mattresses vary by model, from 4” in the 5” and 6” models to 10” in the 16” latex-memory foam hybrid. They are a large percentage of the total mattress height in each model. This level of support is to keep the lighter foams above from bottoming out. Malouf has a 25-year warranty on its Lucid mattresses, suggesting that they are depending on the firmness of the bases to provide durability.
The covers vary by model. Most are straightforward fabric covers. The cover of the 5” Gel Memory Foam Mattress is polyester. Most of the others have a blend with Tencel and another fiber (usually rayon from bamboo or microfiber); in the 14” Gel Memory Foam Mattress this is cashmere. All the covers can be machine washed except those with foam quilted in. These are the 14” Plush Memory Foam Mattress and 16” Natural Latex and Memory Foam Plush Mattress, which have memory foam infused with bamboo charcoal quilted into the cover.
On Sleep Like The Dead, Lucid has an owner satisfaction rate of 77%, higher than Sealy Optimum (76%), Serta iComfort (74%), and Sleep Science (76%). It is the same as Sleep Innovations, and lower than the rest (13 brands), including BedInABox (83%), Casper (80%), DreamFoam (80%), Leesa (80%), Novosbed (82%), Signature Sleep (78%), Tempur-Pedic (81%), and Zinus (80%). The probable reason for this is (1) light density memory foam, and (2) foam made in China.
The warranty on Lucid Mattresses is for 25 years. The return period is for 30 days. All mattresses are compressed, sealed, rolled and put into boxes for shipping.