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Different types of bedding - "luxury" or "performance"?

Asked by afghanhound (85 points ) August 27th, 2012

Please think about the phrase “luxury bedding.” What comes to mind? What materials would you expect it to be made of? What brand would you expect to offer it?

Now think about the phrase “performance bedding.” What comes to mind? What materials would you expect it to be made of? What brand would you expect to offer it?

Is one preferable to the other? Why?

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zenvelo's avatar

Basically, when I hear “luxury” I think of deep mattresses with a substantial pillow top filled with both down and memory foam. “Performance” tells me that it is something substantial but not comfortable.

“Performance” sounds like something for the adult film industry or a motel that rents by the hour, with enough stability for someone to stand in the corner and not fall off the bed..

LuckyGuy's avatar

I’m sorry but I do not know brands. However, I can answer part of your question.
“Luxury” to me is the feel of the bedding they have at Hampton Inns. It is very comfortable.

“Performance” sounds to me like something that will last a long time. It would be marketed to overweight individuals who tend to wear out or leave a sag in the middle of the mattress. They would find it comfy but for someone light and trim it would feel like a board.
The word sounds like a marketing euphemism for “heavy”.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Luxury – materials that feel supple and smooth on the skin. I’d expect extremely tight woven or high thread count and slightly silky.

Performance (bedding that helps you perform better? a little odd) – More texture, easy on the knees….?

Kayak8's avatar

Luxury to me is at least 600 threads per square inch sheets. I agree with @zenvelo regarding performance sheets. Perhaps there is a computer that shows a score after availing ones’ self of the performance sheets.

JLeslie's avatar

Luxury bedding to me is high thread counts, sheets that feel soft, almost silky, rather than stiff or crisp. Charisma and Hudson Park comes to mind. I wanted to add that many designer bedding sets do not necessarily bring luxury to my mind, even though they might be high quality. Luxury connotes a traditional style for me.

Performance bedding sounds like it will last long. I think it is a bad name for bedding though. What? It is going to hold up even after lots of performing in bed? I guess it would be marketed towards hotels? That it holds up after many washings and some abuse.

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