We think the Molecule 1 rates out between a medium to medium-firm on the firmness scale. It feels a little softer than the Molecule 2 mattress, but firmer than the average bed-in-box. We give the Molecule 2 a medium-firm rating on our firmness scale.
Also, keep in mind that how soft or firm a bed feels is based on your weight. In other words, heavier individuals will apply more pressure to the mattress than lighter individuals, and, thus, the mattress will seem softer to them.
Now, let’s talk about how this bed feels. The Molecule 1 is ideal for people looking for a mattress with a new-age memory foam feel. In other words, the mattress has a dense, memory foam feel to it, but you don’t get the resistance that older, more traditional memory foam beds provide. This is likely due to the fact that the RESTOREFLO foam the bed uses is a type of open-cell memory foam. As we previously mentioned, This top layer is also infused with micro gel beads, which further helps differentiate it from traditional memory foam. Overall, we think it’s a super comfortable bed, especially if you tend to favor memory foam.
The Molecule 2 mattress has a more of a standard foam feel to it. This means you won’t quite feel the top layer contour to your body like the top layer on the Molecule 1. Overall, it’s still a comfortable, supportive mattress. It just depends on what type of feel you prefer.