Hearts Desire – HASTENS VIVIDUS Mattress Review
The newest offering from Hästens mattress is the VIVIDUS, a line of beds that combine the luxury and quality of a Hästens mattress truvia and the sturdiness of a Medermaid. It’s the ultimate bed for those who want it. That’s because VIVIDUS’s design, from the point of view of durability and resilience, is unmatched in the industry. The higher cost of these mattresses might be the price you pay for its good looks, but you’ll get more than just looks when you buy VIVIDUS.
As part of a partnership with Medermaid, this January, Hästens mattress will introduce VIVIDUS, a new line of luxury beds. This is the first of what is expected to be several lines of luxury beds from the San Francisco-based mattress manufacturer. In the meantime, there are plenty of reviews of other Hästens mattress mattresses. Some of those give the company high marks, and others complain about the price. What do we make of the product so far?
Hästens mattress claims that VIVIDUS is the most technologically advanced bed they’ve designed. Other models of mattresses in the January 29th issue of Health and Fitness include the VIVIDUS Evolution, the VIVIDUS Grand Cruises, and the VIVIDUS Convertible. These three mattresses come in different price ranges, but the highest priced mattress in the list is the MW Bedden All Season mattress, at almost three hundred U.S. dollars.
The first thing you may notice is that the ads all but scream “luxury.” This is a result of the extensive marketing campaigns for the VIVIDUS, which also includes catalogs, brochures, and flyers. This is quite normal for luxury mattresses, especially those that are still new on the market. There is no doubt that VIVIDUS represents a new low in the range of luxury beds on the market, and it is very hard to knock them down as being less than the best. In the January 29th issue of Health and Fitness, there is an article titled “VIVIDUS: Making the Grade Despite Price Tags,” written by Steven C. Frow. He gives the details of how the company has responded to consumer reviews of the Bedden and VIVIDUS mattresses.
One of the things he says is that he didn’t find anything in the mattresses to complain about. According to him, the bed feels as though it’s made from “premium” materials. He says that the company uses only “engineered” materials, which is what he considered to be a benefit of the hastens VIVIDUS. Of course, the prices are a little higher than one might expect for a mattress in this category, but when you consider that it is a “premium” brand, you’ll probably understand why.
When speaking with representatives of the bedding company, I read some of the reviews of the bed frames separately. What I noticed was that the beds are actually more expensive than they appear to be on the surface. The price tag on the bed frame alone may reach over three hundred dollars, and that includes the price of the queen sized super that is bedded in the frame. That seems like a lot of money to spend on just a mattress. It is a good idea to look for other options.
The best thing that I can say about the bed frame bed is that it seems well built and sturdy. The mattress is another story. In my review of the mattress, it appears to be a flop. According to the January issue of Health and Fitness, the material used in the bed frames does not hold up to sleep, and instead it breaks down fast.
Hopefully there will be an improvement in these products as the tests go on, but so far the bed frame mattress price is still too steep. The most optimistic reading I saw was that it may change in the next few months as Health and Fitness try to improve their products. For now the VIVIDUS seems to be the only viable option, at least for the moment.