The More Affordable Selectabed Memory Foam Mattress

 Memory Zone Regular     Memory Zone Deluxe

A “New” Brand from the Old

The Selectabed 2000 and Selectabed 5000 memory foam mattresses were replaced by the Memory Zone brand. Essentially, these Selectabed models were rebranded when upgraded.

More Affordable Layered Support

There are two Memory Zone models: Memory Zone™ Regular (9”) and Memory Zone™ Deluxe (10”). Like the Tri-Pedic Series of mattresses, the Memory Zone models feature graduated support, with lighter 4-lb. memory foam at the top, firm polyurethane foam on the bottom, and intermediate firmness in a middle transition layer. The key difference is that whereas the middle layers in Tri-Pedic mattresses are 5-lb. memory foam, the middle layer in Memory Zone mattresses is PolyFlex, Selectabed’s medium-firm, resilient polyurethane foam. This feature alone makes the difference in cost between the Tri-Pedic Series and the Memory Zone series. The regular price for a twin-sized mattress is $699 for the Regular, and $899 for the Deluxe, whereas the lowest-priced Tri-Pedic is $1,099.

Memory Zone Construction

Each of Memory Zone mattress model has three layers, with the same materials for each model.

 Memory Zone Regular DiagramMemory Zone Deluxe Diagram

Cover

The cover of the Memory Zone mattresses is KoolFlow material. It is a blend of polyester (56.4%), rayon from bamboo (43%), and Lycra (0.6%), and has knitted-in micro-vents for enhanced breathability. This is the standard Memory Zone cover material, part of the upgrade from the Selectabed 2000 and Selectabed 5000, but is also part of the optional Airflow Transfer System (ATS).

Top Layer

The top Memory Zone layer is 4-lb/ft³ memory foam. It is 2” high in the Regular, and 3” in the Deluxe. The memory foam conforms to the sleeper’s body for evenly distributed support for relief of back pain and pressure points. With the optional ATS, this memory foam has vertical perforations to let more air flow through.

How Airflow Transfer System Works

The current online description does not state this, but previously it had said there was a choice between 4-lb. and 5-lb. memory foam. However, this is still an option, since SelectABed mattresses and pillows can be customized to the customer’s needs.

Middle Layer

The middle layers of Memory Zone mattresses are 2” of PolyFlex HD polyurethane foam for transitional support. Like the second layer of 5-lb. memory foam in Tri-Pedic and latex in the Fibro-Pedic and Soft-Pedic, it provides support for the softer memory foam above. Unlike the heavier memory foam, it does not increase the conformity. Like the top layer, this is vertically ventilated with the optional ATS.

Base Layer

The base layer of Memory Zone mattresses is 5” of high-density polyurethane foam. This is the primary support for the whole mattress. With the optional ATS, it has channels cut into the top surface for horizontal airflow connecting to air flowing vertically through the comfort layers.

Optional Airflow Transfer System

Comparisons with Tempur-Pedic

On its site, Selectabed has charts comparing Memory Zone mattresses with equivalent Tempur-Pedic models: Memory Zone™ Regular vs. Tempur-Cloud™ (now Tempur-Cloud™ Prima), and Memory Zone™ Deluxe vs. Tempur-Cloud™ Supreme. While both brands are alike in using NASA-originated visco-elastic (memory) foam, 4-lb. density in the top, soft feel, made in the USA, and being extra supportive, they differ on the warranties, sleep trials, air circulation for cooling, and being boxed for shipping.

Table: Tempur-Pedic vs. Memory Foam
Tempur-Pedic Memory Zone
Price (Twin) Tempur-Cloud Prima vs. Memory Zone Regular

$1,299.00

$699.00

Price (Twin) Tempur-Cloud Supreme vs. Memory Zone Deluxe

$2,099.00

$899.00

NASA Memory Foam

Warranty

10 years

20 years

Sleep Trial

90 Days

120 Days

Over 4lb. Density Memory Foam Top Layer

Soft Feel

Made In the U.S.A

Patented Airflow Circulation Through Both Sides and Surface

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CertiPUR-US™ Certified Environmentally Friendly Foam

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Extra Supportive

Boxed for shipping

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Marketing

Memory Zone mattresses are sold only through the Selectabed website and in the Select-A-Bed/TempFlow/Snuggle-Pedic/Air-Pedic store in Agoura Hills, California. They are vacuum-packed and boxed for shipping and for customer pick-up at the store.

Warranty and Sleep Trial

Both Memory Zone models are covered by 20-year warranties. This is shorter than the 30-year warranty on most Selectabed mattresses, but longer than the 10-year warranty now standard for Tempur-Pedic models.

Customer Response

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So far, in customer reviews (Yelp and ResellerRatings) for Selectabed mattresses, Memory Zone beds have been mentioned only twice. Both were 5-star ratings. A reliable customer rating average cannot be drawn from this small sample. One of the customers did say that it was the best mattress they ever had, but did not offer specifics.