Mattresses in the Simmons Beautyrest Vanderbilt Collection are sold through Sears, with models such as Palm Springs, York Avenue, Madison Avenue, Oak Ridge, Park Hill, Angelique, Edmundson, Felicia, Classic Pemberton, Palisade Court, Elderberry, and New Generation, with mattress heights from 11" to 15.75", and prices generally in the $$$ range. Within their diversity, there are features they have in common.
Principal among these features is Simmon's Smart Response Pocketed Coil Technology, in which the springs are wrapped individually to response more accurately to the shape of a sleeper's body. This is to provide relief from the soreness of pressure points and reduce or minimize the transfer of one sleeper's motion to the other sleeper. On at least some of the mattresses in this collection, titanium springs are used for a longer effective spring life
Another shared feature is the BeautyEdge foam encasement edge support system. This thick wall of foam encircles the mattress, holding the constellation of pocketed innersprings in place to ensure full support for the users. This is also to protect the mattress against failure, prolonging its life.
Several of the mattresses in the Simmons Beautyrest Vanderbilt Collection use convoluted foam in one of the comfort layers. This has two benefits. First, the convoluted side of the foam allows more air to circulate. This facilitates the dissipation of heat, which is important if memory foam is used, since memory foam tends to accumulate heat from the sleepers' bodies. Secondly, the convoluted surface of the foam makes it more responsive to the shape of the user's body.
The tops of the Simmons Vanderbilt mattresses vary by model. Some of these types are Tight Top, Euro Top, and Pillowtop. Beneath the tops are different configurations of comfort layers as to materials, thicknesses, sequence, etc. This diversity is also found in the covers. What this means is that customers can select the mattresses which more closely meet their individual needs.
Though the Vanderbilt name cannot be found on the Simmons websites, they are currently offered at Sears and other retailers, with some of the descriptions having been posted this year (2013).
After about 2 years the mattress has depressed and faded where we two sleep on it. It has a visible hump in the middle where there is less use. It is beginning to have hard points like the coils pressing through.
The support is OK but as before...not comfortable
Mattress Features and Benefits as Advertised:
I think there is a ten year warranty but I am not sure how it will go when I ask them to fix it. Replacement would be better. Overall I think the quality is poor as it doesn't last.