Vital Rest latex mattresses?
Sep 18, 2010 6:20 PM
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I was in a store today that had these, and their Tri-Zone mattress was quite nice.  I like that they are made in the USA, but I cannot find any discussion about them here, or elsewhere.

 

Just wondering if anyone else had looked into to these, or perhaps has one.  Thanks!

 

http://www.vanguardmattress.com/Page_ID2.asp?IDTXT=42&sec=2

Re: Vital Rest latex mattresses?
Reply #1 Oct 5, 2010 7:17 PM
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I came across these in my research and they seem to be very nice ... and a decent price for the apparent (high) quality.

Here is a site that sells them:

http://www.viesso.com/products/modelProfile.php?modelID=140

I talked with Jeff at Vanguard and he told me that they would ship directly to areas that did not have a dealer nearby however that would of course add to the cost.

This would be an option worth considering I think if the quality of the mattress and it's "flippability" was important. There are less expensive options out there for the same amount of latex however they mostly do not have the same layers of cotton or wool or the same seeming construction quality and most of them are one sided

Phoenix

Re: Vital Rest latex mattresses?
Reply #2 Oct 5, 2010 7:40 PM
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Just found a few more of my notes on Vanguard. The tri-zone has a 4" core of N4 firmness (indicates it's probably dunlop) and 1.5 inches on either side of that. They can put firmer or softer (N2) on either side. The price Jeff quoted me for this (in Queen) was $1584 plus shipping ($250 - $300? depending on area and level of shipping).

Phoenix

Re: Vital Rest latex mattresses?
Reply #3 Oct 5, 2010 10:33 PM
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"Looks nice, but a little expensive for a 10" queen size at $2475"

I agree and it's why I didn't pursue it. Buying from the factory would have been around $1850 including shipping but it's still expensive for only 7" of Latex (1.5+4+1.5) even with the thick layers of cotton and wool (which are on both sides in the tri-zone mattress).

What I did like about it was the quality of construction.

They are also coming out (maybe already have) with a "nature's caress" line which is a little cheaper but I think has some "eco foam" in it.

I talked to them only about 2 weeks ago and "Jeff" that I talked to didn't say anything about their factory closing and seemed quite willing to ship me a mattress at the time. I wonder where they are making their new line ... or for that matter their current lineup as there are stores online that are still carrying them?

Anyway, there is better value out there IMO.

Phoenix

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Re: Vital Rest latex mattresses?
Reply #4 Oct 6, 2010 1:26 PM
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It was N4 middle and N3 shoulder and bottom (the tri-zone) and there was an option for N3 middle and N2 top and bottom.

I was mistaken in my earlier post about Dunlop. The N ratings refer to Latex International natural Talalay firmness ratings.

Their ILD equivalents are N2 = 20-24.99, N3 = 25-30, N4 = 30-34.99, and N5 = 35-41.99  according to Sleeplikeabear http://www.sleeplikeabear.com/page/comparing-latex-international-latex-foams

Phoenix

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Re: Vital Rest latex mattresses?
Reply #5 Oct 6, 2010 3:26 PM
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Well this was just too curious so I phoned them.

The lady that I talked to said they were still in business and had planned this move for over a year and a half and that they were still manufacturing. The guy that moved to Southerland worked for them over a year ago and his name was also Jeff but not the same Jeff I talked to. She asked me if I wanted to talk with the Jeff I talked to but I didn't have anything more to ask him that I hadn't asked 2 weeks ago.

I told her about this thread and she plans to post here to "set the record straight". She thanked me for telling her about it.

If she does come here then you could ask her any questions about the Vital Rest or Vanguard directly.

Phoenix

Re: Vital Rest latex mattresses?
Reply #6 Oct 6, 2010 3:26 PM
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Well this was just too curious so I phoned them.

The lady that I talked to said they were still in business and had planned this move for over a year and a half and that they were still manufacturing. The guy that moved to Southerland worked for them over a year ago and his name was also Jeff but not the same Jeff I talked to. She asked me if I wanted to talk with the Jeff I talked to but I didn't have anything more to ask him that I hadn't asked 2 weeks ago.

I told her about this thread and she plans to post here to "set the record straight". She thanked me for telling her about it.

If she does come here then you could ask her any questions about the Vital Rest or Vanguard directly.

Phoenix

Re: Vital Rest latex mattresses?
Reply #7 Oct 5, 2010 9:47 PM
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Just a quick note - in the So. Calif. area Vangard just closed their factory.  They tried to make arrangements to have another high end factory build their sets but the deal just would not stay togeather.  Not sure where you are but double/triple check before you send money.

 

 

Gunman

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Re: Vital Rest latex mattresses?
Reply #8 Oct 6, 2010 2:39 PM
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Angel wrote:

 

Gunman thanks for that information.  Was this published in the news or something?  I can't find any details about the closing.

 

 

Phoenix, did you find out any ILD numbers on their layers?  Just curious, thanks!



Angel,

I know the general manager of the factory that Vangard tried to arrange manufactoring through.  And I drove past their factory Monday of last week, the offices are dark and has a for lease sign on it.  And to cap the rest off - the sales manager now works for Southerland bedding.

 

Gunman

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Re: Vital Rest latex mattresses?
Reply #9 Oct 5, 2010 10:11 PM
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Looks nice, but a little expensive for a 10" queen size at $2475.  Not sure reversability is that important for latex.  If you have a zippered one, the layers could be flipped over and/or exchanged for customization.  Maybe it helps for the cotton wool side, but not sure how much.  The zoning might be a plus if they do it right.
Re: Vital Rest latex mattresses?
Reply #10 Oct 6, 2010 1:00 PM
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Gunman thanks for that information.  Was this published in the news or something?  I can't find any details about the closing.

 

Phoenix, did you find out any ILD numbers on their layers?  Just curious, thanks!