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Brands & Reviews Mattresses in Review: Amerisleep Revere vs TEMPUR Rhapsody Breeze

Published on June 25th, 2013 | by Mattress Journal


Mattresses in Review: Amerisleep Revere vs TEMPUR Rhapsody Breeze

In this article, we will provide a direct comparison of reviews between two popular mattresses, the Amerisleep Revere and Tempur Rhapsody Breeze by Tempurpedic.  Shoppers often have difficulty performing a point-by-point comparison when looking for a new bed as trade names and obscure copy can create confusion when trying to pick apart the components and reviews. We put our knowledge to the test in this side-by-side comparison of two memory foam beds which offer similar features.

Amerisleep Revere vs Tempur Rhapsody Breeze

As manufacturers address similar consumer concerns, they may design similar products to meet these needs. Both of these mattresses focus on relaying the message of cooler sleep, and both provide similar 12″ profiles, with similar amounts of memory foam  and medium-firm comfort levels. This analysis will look deeper and highlight how the Revere and Tempur Rhapsody Breeze differ for those seeking comparative information.

Overall Owner Ratings

Amerisleep Revere memory foam mattress has an overall rating of 4.7/5 stars, based on the ratings of 123 owners. 97% of reviewers would recommend their choice to a friend. As this product has a large number of reviews to sample, it is easier to see trends of pros and cons. The verified Amerisleep review system (powered by PowerReviews) also allows reviewers to highlight these trends and make comparisons easier.

Tempur Rhapsody Breeze memory foam mattress has an overall rating of 3.7/5 stars based on 14 reviews.  The site states that 10/14 or approximately 71% of owners would recommend it to a friend. A limited number of reviews can carry more weight each than when larger numbers are compiled. Some sources recommend comparing a broader spectrum of products from the single manufacturer if the warranties are similar, and in this case the most similar product is the original Rhapsody model, which rates at 3.0/5 in 80 reviews.  However, as this is an “improved” line it may not directly correlate with the Rhapsody in terms of performance or expectations.

Mattress Construction & Materials

Both beds have a profile height of about 12 inches, composed of 4 inches of memory foam over an 8 inch core. The Revere uses 4.5lb density memory foam and 2.0lb density core. The Rhapsody Breeze uses 5.3 lb+ density memory foam and 2.2lb core. Both companies manufacture their beds in the U.S.A.

One of the major differences when pitting the Amerisleep Revere vs Tempur Rhapsody Breeze lies in the memory foam. Amerisleep features a plant-based memory foam called BioPur, over a plant-based core,  with a Green Guard fire barrier and bamboo-blend cover. Their foam is CertiPur certified to be free of formeldahyde, toxic VOCs, and other undesirable chemicals. Tempurpedic Rhapsody Breeze uses a patented traditional memory foam composition, that the brand states does not include harmful VOCs or formaldehyde. The bed has a fire sock barrier and a Cool Max cover. In the reviews available, there does not seem to be persistent issues with odor for either the Tempur Rhapsody Breeze or the Revere.

Amerisleep Revere vs Tempur Rhapsody Breeze in Coolness

Amerisleep Revere uses an open cell, non-temperature reactive foam in all of its beds to reduce heat retention. Tempur Rhapsody Breeze was created as part of a collection designed by Tempurpedic to reduce issues with heat retention. Both beds mention cooler sleep compared to other memory foam as a selling point.

In the Revere reviews, about 5% of people mention heat. In the Rhapsody Breeze reviews, 29% or 4/14 mention heat. The average rate of heat complaints with memory foam tends to be around 15%.

Breathability is important for coolness, as air must be able to circulate to keep you cool. Amerisleep’s plant-based memory foam features a larger cell structure than that used in traditional memory foam that has been shown to increase breathability by 10X. The Revere’s bamboo blend cover offers a naturally breathable surface. The Rhapsody Breeze features CoolMax material which is designed improve breathability and wick moisture.

Comfort Comparison

Comfort and support are important items researched by people who are shopping for memory foam mattresses.  Each company has their own method of showing ratings on their site, which can make it difficult to perform a direct comparison. Pressure point relief is a function of all memory foam, and both brands seem to perform well in this regard. Overall, based on reviews of owners posted on each site, the following information was derived.

Amerisleep Revere

  • Comfort – 114/123 or approximately 93% satisfaction
  • Support – 115/123 or approximately 93% satisfaction

Tempur-Rhapsody Breeze

  • Comfort – 4/5 stars or approximately 80%  satisfaction; 3/14 gave one star, while rest gave 4-5 stars.
  • Sleep Quality – 4/5 stars or approximately 80%  satisfaction; 4/14 gave 3 or less stars, rest gave 5 stars

 Value Comparison

Value, to most people, is a mix of how one feels about a product’s performance versus the cost paid relative to other options. In looking for value, we considered both price and durability.

Price is closely associated with overall value. Cost of ownership is low for memory foam, as there is little in the way of maintenance or replacement parts. Thus, the biggest determinant of cost is the initial price. There is a rather large price difference between these two brands – with Tempurpedic costing a whopping 65% more.

  • Amerisleep Revere costs $1299 for a queen.
  • Tempur Rhapsody Breeze costs $3699 for a queen.

Both mattresses are ranked equally in durability, though the Rhapsody Breeze line is still quite new. Independent review sites place memory foam mattresses with these type of specifications at a similar longevity of approximately 10 years, although some owners keep theirs much longer.

  • Durability in Revere reviews: 82% of specify “holds its shape” as pro; 59% specify durability as a pro; 2.5% mention sagging as a con.
  • Durability in Tempur-Rhapsody Breeze reviews: 50% of reviewers specified they had the bed less than 1 week at the time of writing, however none mention durability issues. The original Rhapsody sees about 9% of reviewers mentioning issues with sagging, for reference.

Tempur Rhapsody Breeze vs Amerisleep Revere Summary

The following chart summarizes the above information for quick comparison. The review data came from respective dealer websites, with 123 samples for the Revere Bed and 14 samples for the Tempur Rhapsody Breeze (data is limited as bed is a newer model).

  Amerisleep Tempurpedic
Model Revere Rhapsody Breeze
Overall Reviews 4.7 stars 3.7 stars
Price, Queen $1299 $3699
Construction 4″ memory foam; 8″ core 4″ memory foam; 8″ core
Materials 4.5lb plant-based memory foam 5.3lb+ traditional memory foam
Feel Medium-Firm Medium-Firm
Pain/Pressure Relief A A
Comfort A B-
Motion Transfer A A
Price B D
Durability B+ B+ (ltd data)
Sleeping Hot A C
Offgassing/Odor A- A-
Eco-Friendliness B D
Availability B A
Warranty A A+
Return Policy B+ B+

The major differences between these two beds are composition, heat, and price. While the plant based versus traditional memory foam is a matter of preference, in heat and price Amerisleep’s Revere bed appears to have the lead. Both models tend to be similar in durability, comfort and longevity. Trial periods are 90 days for each brand, though Tempurpedic does offer 5 additional years of prorated warranty coverage. Both brands sell nationally online and Tempurpedic also sells through local dealers, though their return policies may differ. In the comparison of Amerisleep Revere and Tempur Rhapsody Breeze memory foam mattresses, there are pros and cons of each and which is best will depend on your idea of comfort, brand experiences, and personal preference.

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