The TEMPUR-Flex Elite is the top-end model in TEMPUR-Pedic's new TEMPUR-Flex Collection. This 12½" innerspring-memory foam hybrid mattress has the highest TEMPUR-ES comfort layer in the collection. It also has the SmartClimate System cover, TEMPUR-Response memory foam support core, and Dynamic Support Layer pocket coil innerspring.
The top panel of the cover of the TEMPUR-Flex Elite has a 360° zipper for removing and cleaning. This EasyRefresh™ Top Cover is machine washable. The cover is also the location of TEMPUR-Pedic's SmartClimate™ System with two layers of high-loft, super-stretch knit fabric. The upper fabric has moisture-wicking fibers, and the lower fabric carries the cool-to-the-touch properties. Anti-microbial treatment inhibits the growth of mescroscopic organisms and dust mites which trigger allergies and communicate disease.
The top layer of the TEMPUR-Flex Elite hybrid mattress is the TEMPUR-ES. This is an extra-soft TEMPUR material (memory foam) by TEMPUR-Pedic. This is what determines the TEMPUR-Adapt™ and firmness levels of this model and accounts for the height.
Part of the formation of the TEMPUR-Flex Collection was the development of memory foam with a faster response (this can be described as short-term memory). Used in the Response Layer, this heavier TEMPUR-foam reconforms sooner to sleepers' changes in position, allowing rest that is less disturbed for more quality sleep.
The underlying support of the Dynamic Support Layer comes from its individually wrapped pocket coils. The independent response of these coils is augmented by the contouring conformity of the two memory foam layers above. The intended result is more pressure relief and less motion transfer. More pressure relief means less tossing and turning and more sleep. Less motion transfer from one side of the mattress to the other results in less partner disturbance — when one partner gets up, the other keeps sleeping.
The base layer supports and protects the coils from below, an important consideration since the coils are not tied together to support each other.
Matching foundations for the TEMPUR-Flex Elite are the TEMPUR-Flat Foundation, the TEMPUR-Up™ Foundation, the TEMPUR-Ergo™ Plus Adjustable Base, and the TEMPUR-Ergo™ Premiere Adjustable Base. The first is a box platform, the second is a flat foundation with an adjustable head section, and the last two are adjustable beds.
The warranty on the TEMPUR-Flex Elite is for 10-years non-prorated. TEMPUR-Pedic also has a 90-Night Tryout (sleep trial period). This model is available through several retailers, with more expected to carry it as the year progresses.
Tempur-Pedic North America, Inc., 1000 Tempur Way, Lexington, KY 40511, 888-811-5053
Hybrid - memory foam and coils
Po Pocket coil support unit, memory foam support core, extra soft memory foam comfort layer, dual-layer cover with moisture wicking and temperature control, HD foam base layer
Two layers of high-loft stretch knit
Platform or adjustable bed
Fast reponse memory foam support, high density pocket coils, extra soft MF comfort layer, moisture-wicking cover
90 Night Tryout
Keep in sanitary condition, and provide proper foundation