Equivalent of a John Lewis Natural collection Herdwick wool 8000?

Annabel Smith asked
21st February 2019

After much procrastination and research I recently settled on a John Lewis Natural Collection Herdwick wool 8000 mattress, however before ordering I came across some negative reviews on ‘Mumsnet’ (not of that mattress in particular but of the JL natural collection – things like the mattress squashing down etc after a few months because of the use of two different types of springs inside – little as well as larger ones?). What is your nearest equivalent please? It would need to be from your Artisan range (having read your FAQ’s) because we need a 6 x 7 foot mattress (180 wide by 213 long) to fit our existing slatted base sleigh bed. My husband is 6,3 and 14 stone and I am 5,8 and 10 stone so I think we are in the ‘medium’ firmness range. Many thanks

1 Answer
Michaela Long
answered 3 years ago

Hi Annabel,
Thank you for your enquiry. With the body weights you have supplied, we would pair you both with a medium spring tension to give you the correct level of support.  The HD micro springs within the John Lewis Natural Collection Herdwick Wool 8000 mattress will not do anything to aid in supporting your body weight but do take up space that could be used with more upholstery. As John Lewis do not disclose (like many manufacturers) the GSM of the fibres used within this mattress I am unable to do a like for like comparison.
Artisan Bespoke 004 mattress
Having said that, from what you have said and the description of the mattress you tried, I would recommend you look at either the Artisan Naturals or the Artisan Bespoke 004.  Both of these mattresses have medium feel upholstery, calico pocketed springs that can have the spring tension selected to suit and a 10 year guarantee. The main difference between these mattresses is the content of natural fibres, the Artisan Naturals has 85% natural fibres and the Artisan Bespoke 004 has 100%, this gives the mattress a slightly softer feel than the true medium of the range.
The size you require is not a standard size that we produce but we can make it as a bespoke item.  This would incur an additional charge of 10% on the price of a super king size mattress. As a bespoke item, it would not be covered under our ’60 day love it or return it’ guarantee.
I hope this is helpful and if you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact the office on 0161 437 4419.
Kind Regards