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Old 11-03-2009, 03:07   #16
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I have had Latex for the past 10 years. On the new boat, we looked at memory foam vs latex. We decided to stick with Latex after laying on the memory foam for about half an hour. The memory foam was about a hundred dollars cheaper. Due to clearance issues on our tri, we went with the 4" this time instead of the 5.5". We have no complaints. We are considering a 2" memory foam topper, but will wait until the new mattress is broken in a bit to see if it softens up. We have compared closed cell foam, to latex, as well as a few other options, and nothing beats the latex. The other advantage to the latex is that you can save allot of money by purchasing a standard size at the local mattress store and cutting it down with the electric knife as was mentioned before. Our full size 4" latex mattress cost about $600 out the door. Last time we had a marine mattrees made with Latex, it cost $2400 for a smaller mattress.
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I have had Latex for the past 10 years. On the new boat, we looked at memory foam vs latex. We decided to stick with Latex after laying on the memory foam for ...

Mmmm, I like latex.

More specifically, I like that latex breathes and resists mildew pretty well. Amongst other things, that is.
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The memory foam REALLY does not work well as "topper". That's how they are often sold, but they don't work well that way. They work much better as "system" - a couple of layers of regular foam that's very firm, topped with 1 or 2 layers of memory foam (with 2 layers, you can put a softer one on top).
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