Our Endy vs Douglas mattress review follows our usual testing processes, and you can check out our disclaimers page here. Please note, this review does not speak for future versions of the Endy mattress. Our Endy mattress was ordered on January 26, 2017, was delivered on February 2, 2017, was unboxed on February 3, 2017, and the review was written on May 15, 2017. At the time of writing, the information we gleaned from Endy’s website was accurate to the best of our knowledge.
Endy and Douglas are Canada’s two main online mattress companies. Both make foam hybrid mattresses, have a great price point, and exceptional reviews. With that being said, there are a few very important differences — so let’s dive into our Endy vs Douglas mattress review!
We are a team of three product designers at Novosbed Inc., one of the first-ever online mattress brands. Novosbed Inc. owns the Douglas mattress brand and this website, and are based in Edmonton, Canada. To make sure we offer great value, we regularly compare our products to our competitors’ products. To compare Endy to Douglas, we:
- Bought a queen Endy mattress from ca.endysleep.com
- Bought a queen Douglas mattress from douglasbed.ca
- Performed the same tests on both mattresses in the same room with the same people each time
To reduce bias as much as possible, we review all mattresses in the same way, including our own.
|Since||Launched in 2015.||Launched in 2017 by Novosbed.|
|Where to Buy||Online and in Toronto Showroom.||Click here to save $50|
|Markets Served|| Available throughout Canada and the USA.||Available throughout Canada.|
|Operations||Headquartered in Toronto. Manufacturing in Ontario.||Headquartered in Alberta. Manufacturing in Quebec, Ontario.|
|Country of Origin||Manufactured in Canada.||Manufactured in Canada.|
|Firmness||4.3 out of 10||5.3 out of 10|
|Price (CAD)||Queen: $850||Queen $749 (with discount).|
|Warranty||10 year warranty.||15 year warranty.|
|Trial Period||100 night trial.||120 night trial.|
Both Endy and Douglas are Canadian-based companies, though Endy is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and its manufacturing operations are based entirely in Ontario, Canada.
In contrast, Douglas is headquartered in Alberta, Canada, with manufacturing operations in Quebec, and Ontario, Canada.
Endy has offices, a showroom, and manufacturing in and around Toronto, and sells to both the USA and Canada (Endy launched in 2015).
Douglas’ offices are in Edmonton, with manufacturing in Quebec and Ontario. The company is owned by Novosbed, one of the first online-only mattress brands (since 2009), and Douglas is exclusive to Canada and available online only, without a showroom.
Douglas promotes a strong commitment to eco-friendly design and the environment. From its unbleached, recycled box, to its use of low-carbon ecoLight™ foam, to its sustainably-farmed cover, Douglas seeks to use production materials that are better for the environment.
Endy does not use harmful chemicals in its mattress construction, yet at the time of writing, there was no dedicated section on the Endy website outlining how the company goes beyond the basics to help the environment.
|Free shipping||Free shipping|
|3-10 days delivery (depending on location)||1-10 days delivery (depending on location)|
|Free topper (after 21 nights)||No topper|
|100 night trial||120 night trial|
|Free returns||Free returns|
Both Endy and Douglas offer free shipping, a lengthy sleep trial, and free returns. Each company also offers free ground shipping from Ontario, which means you’ll receive your bed in 1-4 days in the East and up to 10 days in the West. Only Endy ships to the USA, and if you ask for it, Endy will send you a free dual-sided topper after 21 nights.
The Endy topper is made in China and comes with a soft and a firm side. It ships in a small box and looks great.
Douglas’ sleep trial is a full 20 days longer than Endy’s, as Douglas offers a 120-night trial, in contrast to Endy’s 100-nights.
Both Endy and Douglas offer free returns, with free pickup, and full refunds.
|No significant smell||No significant smell
|Firmness increased slightly|| Firmness increased moderately
|Expanded full height within 1 hour||Expanded full height within 1 hour|
Straight out of the box, neither the Endy nor the Douglas emitted the significant odor sometimes associated with new foam mattresses.
Within 24 hours, the Douglas firmed up a fair amount, and the Endy by a little less. This was the same firmness observed after three days. We used the testing methods described in the “How We Compared Endy and Douglas” section to arrive at these conclusions.
|Made in Canada||Made in Canada|
3-layer hybrid mattress
3-layer foam hybrid mattress
|2” gel-infused cooling foam|
3” transition foam
5” poly foam
|2” ecoLight™ cooling gel foam
2” Elastex™ transition foam
6” Motion Isolation Support foam
|Stretch-knit polyester cover||Stretch-knit Natural Eucalyptus Fabric™ cover|
|Not machine-washable||Machine-washable top cover|
Both the Douglas and Endy mattresses are hybrid foam mattresses, meaning they use a combination of different types of foam to achieve optimal comfort and support. These hybrid configurations are designed to offer great support from memory foam, as well as great comfort and cooling, provided by a layer of gel foam.
Endy uses three distinct foam layers. The top layer is 2 inches of gel-Infused foam, which is ideal for providing airflow and cooling throughout the night and helps prevent the mattress from sleeping too hot. The second layer is 3 inches of transition foam, and the third layer is 5 inches of poly foam.
Douglas uses three foam layers, the top layer being 2 inches of ecoLight™ cooling gel foam. This cooling gel ensures Douglas doesn’t trap heat and encourages a serene sleep. EcoLight™ foam has the durability, responsiveness, and comfort of memory foam but it has a lower carbon footprint than regular memory foam.*
The second layer of Douglas is 2 inches of Elastex™ foam, a transition layer design that provides spring and support. Many mattresses use Latex for similar reasons, and Elastex™ is free of the harmful, allergy-causing chemicals found in Latex. The third layer of Douglas is 6 inches of motion isolation support foam, which reduces motion transfer between sleepers and enhances edge support. We do not have enough information about the foam used in the Endy to draw a direct comparison here.
According to Douglas, ecoLight™ foam (unique to Douglas) is made with less material but has the same feel and durability as fast-response high-density memory foam. This results in a significantly lower carbon footprint, without an impact on quality. Elastex™ foam (also unique to Douglas) is a responsive elastic transition layer.
* The exact carbon footprint of the memory foam used in the Endy mattress is unknown.
Although mattress covers are not important to functionality, they do provide useful insights about each mattress and company.
Endy has a more traditional 2-tone cover. It is mostly white on its top and sides, with a grey base. The white piece of fabric on top is fairly thin, stretchy, and porous. It is made from 100% polyester. These factors make it great from a breathability and cooling perspective.
Use caution when you unpack an Endy mattress, as the cover can be easily damaged by the cutting tool included in the box. We carefully followed procedure when we unpacked our Endy mattress, but the rear blade on the cutting tool left a gash in its cover.
Douglas’ visually pleasing cover perfectly illustrates its Canadian roots. Cut from a single piece of fabric and woven together, it’s almost seamless, except for the red zipper on the side. Douglas’ cover design is pretty unique compared to most other mattresses.
The red zipper joins the two white halves of the mattress cover, and the top half of the Douglas cover is machine washable, a feature that will be a bonus for anyone who has had to spot clean a mattress by hand.
Douglas constructs its fabric cover with Natural Eucalyptus Fabric™, also known as Tencel™. It’s made from sustainably-farmed eucalyptus trees, is stretch-knit and very soft, but also extremely durable. Tencel’s™ selling points include being great for moisture wicking and breathability.
A recent Mattress-Reviews.com survey shows that over 56% of Canadians and 51% of Americans are willing to spend more money on environmentally friendly products.
|'Green' policies||No environmental commitment on the Endy website beyond an acknowledgement that the company uses safety-certified materials||Strong environmental commitment on company website|
|Box dimensions||70” x 15” x 14.5”||41” x 19.5” x 19.5”|
|Inside the box||Box inserts include disposable cutter||No box inserts|
|Box materials||Bleached cardboard with blue ink||Unbleached, recycled cardboard, and recycled black ink|
|CertiPUR-US® certified?||CertiPUR-US® certified foams||CertiPUR® foams, as well as ecoLight™ foams|
|Cover materials||Stretch-knit polyester||Sustainably-sourced, stretch-knit Natural Eucalyptus Fabric™|
|'Green' manufacturing techniques?||Manufacturing processes unknown||Manufacturing with majority renewable energy|
The Douglas website talks a lot about its commitment to the environment. For example, Douglas’ ecoLight™ foam uses as much as 50% less carbon than other high-density foams, and Douglas’ cover is made with sustainable Natural Eucalyptus Fabric™. In fact, 90% of the energy used to manufacture a Douglas mattress is generated without emitting any carbon into the atmosphere (mostly wind, solar, and hydro energy).
Endy does not have a dedicated section on its website that discusses any environmental commitment. The company may do more to help to protect the environment, but Endy does not seem to publish that information. We do not have sufficient information regarding Endy’s mattress at this time, so we cannot say if the Endy mattress has any environment benefits above and beyond the CertiPur certification.
In terms of firmness, Endy is noticeably softer than the Douglas mattress. Douglas comes in at a 5.3 out of 10 on the firmness scale. Both are similar in their bounce and sink, but Douglas provides better edge support. We used the testing methods described in the “How We Compared Endy and Douglas” section to arrive at these conclusions.
|Firmness||4.3 out of 10||5.3 out of 10|
|Feel||Soft with more "hug"||Medium-firm with less "hug"|
|Edge support||2.4 out of 10||5.8 out of 10|
|Motion transfer||6.9 out of 10||8.0 out of 10|
|Bounciness||2.5 out of 10||4.3 out of 10|
In terms of firmness, Endy is softer than Douglas, as our testers rated Endy at 4.3 out of 10 on the firmness scale and Douglas comes in at a 5.3 out of 10 on the firmness scale.
Heavier sleepers may find the Endy softer, as the deeper comfort layers allow heavier sleepers to sink more into the mattress. As a firmer mattress, Douglas doesn’t change much for heavier sleepers.
The Endy mattress has significant “hug,” where the foams wrapped around the tester’s body, which is likely due to the softer and thicker top layers. Endy’s website describes it this way:
The unique composition and configuration of Endy’s 3-layers produces a heavenly experience of comfort and responsiveness; however, you choose to go horizontal.
The Douglas has less “hug” around your body, but still feels like a medium mattress. The Douglas is not considered a firm mattress — it’s still on the medium scale. The Douglas website describes it this way:
- Best-in-class spinal alignment for side sleepers
- Balanced support for back sleepers
- Pressure-point relief for stomach sleepers
During the testing, we observed 3.00 inches of sinkage for the Endy and 2.69 inches for the Douglas. The sinkage is quite different for the two mattresses; therefore, the feel is rather different as well.
Foam mattresses generally don’t have the strong edge support of innerspring mattresses. Endy and Douglas are no exception. However, based on our tester’s assessment, Douglas performed somewhat better than Endy during our edge-support testing.
Douglas ranks a 5.8 out of 10 on the scale, so for edge support, the Douglas performed about average for a foam mattress.
The Endy performed below average, at 2.4 out of 10, and you can really feel the softness of the mattress when testing the edge.
Motion transfer is minimal on most foam mattresses, and Endy and Douglas are normal in this regard. There is very minimal motion transfer detectable on either Endy or Douglas mattresses.
The Douglas mattress ranked an 8 out of 10 on the scale and Endy ranks 6.9 out of 10 on the same scale.
The Endy had a moderate bounciness rating, with 2.5 out of 10, while the Douglas was quite a bit higher on the bounce scale, with a 4.3. Memory foam mattresses are generally not as bouncy as traditional innerspring mattresses.
The Douglas and Endy mattresses are closely priced, but the Douglas is more affordable. See our price comparison between Endy and Douglas below (all prices are in Canadian dollars):
|Twin||$675 CAD||$599 CAD|
|Twin XL||$700 CAD||$629 CAD|
|Full/Double||$775 CAD||$679 CAD|
|Queen||$850 CAD||$749 CAD|
|King||$950 CAD||$849 CAD|
|California King||$950 CAD||$849 CAD|
We’ve covered the comparison points between Endy and Douglas. The following table is a complete list of the main points of comparison between the Endy vs. Douglas, based on the testing that we did above:
|Foam Layers||2” gel-infused foam, 3” transition foam, 5” support foam||2” ecoLight gel foam, 2” Elastex™ transition foam, 6” support foam|
|Cover||2-tone, white and grey, soft and stretchy, 100% polyester||Mountainscape design, machine washable|
|Firmness||4.3 out of 10||5.3 out of 10|
|Edge Support||2.4 out of 10||5.8 out of 10|
|Motion Transfer||6.9 out of 10||8.0 out of 10|
|Price||$675 CAD - $950 CAD||$599 CAD - $849 CAD|
|Warranty||10 years||15 years|
|Trial Period||100 nights||120 nights|
|Shipping||Free, 3-5 days after order, ships from Ontario, delivered in 1-5 days||Free shipping. *There may be a remote shipping fee to some remote locations. 1-10 days delivery (depending on location)|
|Returns||Free, company picks up||Free, company picks up|
|Discounts||No discount code||Click here for $50 off|
Remember, we are associated with Novosbed Inc., a competitor of Endy’s, and the following is strictly our competitive opinion.
Strictly based on features, Douglas has a longer trial, longer warranty, is more eco-friendly, and boasts better-performing edge support. That said, Endy makes a good product worthy of consideration. Here’s our summary:
Buy Endy if you want:
- A softer mattress
- A two-toned cover
- Significantly more “hug”
- A free made-in-China topper
Buy Douglas if you want:
- A medium-firm mattress with consistent support
- A more eco-friendly mattress
- A longer sleep trial
- A longer warranty
- A better price
- On November 8, 2017