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Who is Harrison Spinks?
Harrison Spinks is a fifth-generation business based in Yorkshire.
They specialise in handcrafted mattresses made from natural materials like Yorkshire wool, silk and mohair.
They source some of their natural fillings from their 300-acre farm in Yorkshire. 🧑🌾
This farm produces hemp fibres, linen flax, and even houses a flock of sheep for British wool.
They use an in-house weaving team in North Yorkshire and produce their own award-winning pocket springs.
The company's ethos revolves around sustainable practices and a commitment to craftsmanship, with sleep as its primary focus.
How comfortable are Harrison Spinks mattresses?
Harrison Spinks is known for their sustainability ethos, but are their mattresses actually comfortable?
Let’s take a closer look at the different qualities.
The Harrison Spinks Ortho collection has multiple features known for providing excellent pressure relief and orthopaedic support.
The collection combines their high-density (HD) pocket spring technology with their Cortec™system to create a supportive and comfortable mattress.
The Cortec™system is made up of HD micro springs that work independently from one another without any glue.
Each spring responds exactly where the pressure is applied and provides precise body adaption and lumbar support.
This pocket spring system adapts to your body shape and relieves pressure while you sleep.
When it comes to the number of springs in a Harrison Spinks mattress, it varies across the different collections.
As a general rule, the more pocket springs, the better the support and pressure relief.
The luxurious collections, like the Harrison Spinks Pillowtop mattresses, go up to 13250 pocket springs.
While the more affordable mattresses, like the Knaresborough Ortho mattress, only have 3250 springs.
However, this is still far above the industry standard of 1000 to 2000 pocket springs in a mattress. 🎉
The Harrison Spinks mattresses feature multiple temperature-regulating materials to keep you comfortable.
Unfortunately, this collection is unavailable on Mattress Online and is more difficult to come by.
However, you don't really need the double-sided feature, as wool is known to be insulating and breathable.
A wool one-sided mattress, such as the Harrison Spinks Grassington 5750 Pocket Mattress, will serve you year-round, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Many Harrison Spinks mattresses also include a blended layer of cotton, flax and hemp, known for their moisture-wicking, hypoallergenic and antibacterial properties.
When you sweat, these materials wick away the moisture and stop it from producing bacteria later on.
The more expensive mattresses, like the Pillowtop collection, also include a luxury comfort layer with silk, mohair, cashmere and Yorkshire wool.
Besides their softness, silk and cashmere are also known for their temperature-regulating qualities.
Finally, Harrison Spinks uses airflow pocket springs to encourage breathability within the mattress.
There is space between each pocket spring and special air vents, as pictured above, that allow air to flow and keep the fibres fresh and dry.
Harrison Spinks uses three rows of side stitching to secure their mattress edges and prevent sloping.
A mattress with good edge support doesn't sink when you sit or lie on the edge of the bed.
This is ideal for the elderly who struggle to get out of bed or couples who need to utilise the full surface area of their mattress.
A few Trustpilot customers said their Harrison Spinks mattress quickly deteriorated after a few months, producing a sloped effect and a dip in the middle.
This is disappointing as the Harrison Spinks mattresses are hand-tufted and side-stitched to keep the materials in place over time.
Fortunately, when you purchase Harrison Spinks on Mattress Online, you get a 60-day Comfort Trial and a five-year guarantee.
So, you are covered if you discover the same issues as these customers.
We also recommend turning your mattress every three months with the built-in handles to encourage even distribution.
Harrison Spinks is on the higher end of the price scale, so durability is key.
The Ortho collection has a needled hemp layer blended with cotton, flax and wool.
Hemp typically has a much stronger structure, improving the durability and firmness of the blended layer while keeping the softness of the other materials.
Furthermore, the organic materials used in this blended layer are naturally fire retardant.
The Harrison Spink's mattress cover is made from their fire-retardant modal viscose fibre derived from the cellulose of beech trees.
Between the organic materials and this cover, Harrison Spinks meets flammability standards without any additional chemical treatments, so you don't need to worry about your mattress catching light anytime soon.
Who is a Harrison Spinks mattress not suitable for?
Harrison Spinks is a high-end brand with high prices, ranging from £950 to £2750 for a double.
However, a few reviews say the mattresses are no different than more affordable brands, and they would not pay the Harrison Spinks mattress prices again.
Fortunately, with Mattress Online, you can trial your mattress for 60 days and determine whether it is worth the cost for you.
We discuss the details of the trial period and returns process here.
Harrison Spinks mattresses also come with a five-year guarantee.
For the price point, we would expect a longer guarantee from Harrison Spinks.
Harrison Spinks trial period and returns
Mattress Online offers a 60-day Comfort Trial to test the mattress and decide if you like it.
If you don’t like it, you can swap it for another one on their site from a different brand.
They will send you a mattress bag to re-package your mattress ready for collection.
They will not refund you the difference if your replacement mattress is a lower price.
However, if it’s up to £100 cheaper, they will give you the difference between the prices in credit on the site.
This is definitely something to consider before investing in a Harrison Spinks mattress, as there are very few mattresses on Mattress Online at such a high price point.
Contact Harrison Spinks UK
Customer service: To contact Harrison Spinks directly for complaints, support, or queries, please e-mail them at email@example.com, visit their live online chat, or complete their online contact form.
Registered office: The Innovation Centre, Westland Road, Leeds, LS11 5SB, Yorkshire, United Kingdom