Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress review − the perfect firm mattress for tossing and turning

The Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress supports positive spinal alignment using high-quality, all-natural materials

The Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress in a bedroom beside a window.
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Homes & Gardens Verdict

The Woolroom Hebridean 3000 is a high-performance, high-quality mattress. It's a great option for side sleepers, people with back pain, and those who tend to move a lot in their sleep, as it offers a firm, supportive base. The biggest drawback is the weight, which makes it difficult to flip and rotate the mattress.

Reasons to buy
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    Immediately luxurious look and feel

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    Thermoregulating, hypoallergenic, and non-toxic

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    Minimal motion transfer

Reasons to avoid
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    Might feel too firm for some sleepers

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    Extremely heavy

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    On the more expensive side

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As wool mattresses go, you don't get much better than the Woolroom Hebridean 3000. Naturally thermoregulating and sustainably made, this mattress is a great option for hot sleepers and eco-conscious shoppers. 

The Woolroom Hebridean 3000 is a medium-firm mattress, filled with natural merino wool. It is completely chemical-free, filled with premium materials such as cashmere, silk, and cotton. This mattress features more than 3,000 springs, strategically placed for ultimate comfort, and a hand-tufted surface to reduce the shifting of materials. 

The specs alone are impressive. Nevertheless, I decided to put the Woolroom Hebridean 3000 to the test to determine if it deserves a place in our best mattress buying guide. Before I started at H&G, I worked as a content writer for a luxury bedding site, where I of course learned a lot about luxury bedding, and I can tell you exactly which mattress you should buy to suit your sleep style. 

Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress review

I slept on the Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress for more than a month before I wrote this review, and I liked it so much that I've kept it in my master bedroom. I appreciate the firm support and minimal motion transfer of the mattress, not to mention its top-notch eco-credentials. As a health-conscious sleeper, investing in natural materials gives me real peace of mind and helped me learn how to sleep better. The only drawbacks were the dated delivery process and the weight of the mattress, which I struggled to flip, living alone in a small, city apartment. 

Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress | Was $2,698.00, now $1,888.60 at Woolroom

Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress | Was $2,698.00, now $1,888.60 at Woolroom

You could save more than $800 on this medium-firm model when you shop the Woolroom mattress sales.

Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress Specifications

Corner of the Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress.

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TypeNatural innerspring
MaterialsBritish wool, cashmere, silk, cotton
SizesSingle, Double, King, Super King, Single XL, Small Double, Euro Double, Euro King
MSRP$2,298.00 - $3,498.00

Who would the Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress suit?

Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress in plastic wrap on a bed.

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  • Anyone with a bad back: the Woolroom Hebridean 3000 is a firm mattress, which works to lift and lengthen your spine while supporting your lumbar region. It's unyielding without feeling uncomfortable. If you suffer from chronic pain, you should consider one of the best firm mattresses to absorb your aches and pains: I recommend the Naturepedic Chorus, which is also filled with natural materials. 
  • Anyone who shares a bed: the Woolroom Hebridean 3000 successfully minimizes motion transfer, which makes it an excellent option for anyone who shares a bed. It must be all that thick wool, muffling the bounce of the pocketed steel springs. Bed sharers could also consider the Helix Midnight Hybrid Mattress, which features medium-firm support to suit all sleepers.
  • Hot sleepers: wool is naturally thermoregulating, leading to a cooler night's sleep. If you suffer from night sweats or hot flashes, and you're shopping for an actively cooling mattress, you could consider the Tempur-Pedic ProAdapt Medium Hybrid Mattress.
  • Eco-conscious shoppers: the Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress is a chemical-free product, made from hand-picked natural materials. It's a great option for anyone who's concerned about the environment or the products they use near their body. Word to the wise: since the Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress is filled with wool, it might not be suitable for vegan shoppers. I'd recommend the Avocado Vegan Mattress, instead, or take your pick from one of the best organic mattresses

What's it like to sleep on the Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress?

Woolroom Hebridean 3000 on a bed.

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I found the Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress pretty comfortable, though it did take me a while to get used to its medium-firm feel. It all depends on your sleep positions: if you sleep on your stomach or you prefer a firmer mattress, then the Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress is a great shout. For my personal taste, it would feel even better with one of the best mattress toppers for some plush comfort. 


The Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress is quite firm: firmer than I was expecting from a 'medium-firm' mattress. Although I thought I'd prefer something softer, such as the Bear Elite Hybrid Mattress, I actually felt very well supported. I tend to toss and turn in my sleep, moving between my front, back, and side. In the past, I've had a few issues with neck and back pain, but I never woke up with aches on the Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress. 

Spinal alignment

The Woolroom Hebridean 3000 certainly assists with spinal alignment due to its wonderful firmness. Since sleeping on it, my neck and back stiffness has greatly reduced. With that said, I am a very active 25 year old, so I can't speak to the experience of older sleeper or anyone with more serious neck and back problems. 

Birds' eye view of Woolroom Hebridean 3000.

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Cooling properties

I tested this mattress as winter moved to spring, with outside temperatures in the low 30s and highs in the 50s. I felt just right in terms of body temperature while sleeping on the Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress. I haven't yet experienced the mattress in summer, but the natural thermoregulation of wool bodes well.

Edge support

The edge of the Woolroom Hebridean 3000 is actually incredibly firm, and the entire mattress is very solid with little give. The advantage of that is that I never feel like I'm going to fall off the bed and it supports two people very well. I find it comfortable to sit on the edge of the bed and put on socks and shoes, though the edge support isn't quite as good as the Zinus Cooling Green Tea Mattress.

Motion isolation

Due to how firm and dense the Woolroom Hebridean 3000 is, it offers excellent motion isolation. Though my partner can be a restless sleeper, often tossing around or curling into little balls, I've never been woken up by it. For optimal motion isolation, I always thought you needed a memory foam mattress, such as the Nolah Original Mattress, but the Woolroom Hebridean 3000 gives it a run for its money. 

Setting up

My very first impression of the Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress was its weight and just how much space it took up in my tiny apartment hallway. Woolroom offers complimentary two-man delivery, and good thing, too, or I definitely wouldn't have been able to lift the mattress onto my bed frame. 


Although this could be a fluke, I had some difficulties with Woolroom's UK delivery partner. If a delivery is missed, it can only be rescheduled through an automated WhatsApp message that took a few tries to go through. When I finally received tracking information, the website was incredibly dated and difficult to use. Furthermore, my mattress was delivered over an hour after the delivery window they provided. Given the cost of the product, I would expect better service. That being said, the drivers who delivered my mattress went above and beyond to help me get set up within five minutes. 

How does the Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress rate online?

Close up of the Woolroom Hebridean 3000.

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The Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress boasts a 4.4-star average. The vast majority are five-star reviews, with a few one-star reviews thrown in, which indicates that the negative reviews are a matter of personal opinion. The positive reviews all say that the mattress is very supportive and firm, while most of the one-star reviews claim that the mattress is 'uncomfortable'. 

If you'd like to try before you buy, Woolroom offers a 100-night sleep trial, as long as you purchase the Hebridean 3000 Mattress along with their Chatsworth Wool Mattress Protector or any of their mattress toppers. That's not quite as long as the 365-night sleep trial you get with the Saatva Classic Mattress, for example, but it should give you a chance to sample the mattress through several seasons and monitor its performance over time. 

Should I buy the Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress?

A woman reclining on the Woolroom Hebridean 3000.

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The Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress retails for a little more than $3,000 for a Queen, though it's often listed for a lot less as part of the mattress sales. Right now, you could save almost $1,000 on the Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress. That takes it out of the realm of the best luxury mattress and puts it at the higher end of affordability.

I think the Woolroom Hebridean 3000 Mattress is a great option for anyone who suffers from neck and back stiffness, like I do, and is keen to shop sustainably. Just like the Nectar Memory Foam Mattress, the Woolroom Hebridean 3000 is designed to absorb pressure and alleviate pain: unlike the Nectar Memory Foam Mattress, the Woolroom Hebridean 3000 is filled with all-natural materials and no nasty chemicals. 

How we test mattresses

Woolroom Hebridean 3000 in plastic wrap on a bed.

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We put a lot of thought into how we test mattresses. It's more than a matter of sleeping on the job. Our expert testers sample mattresses for at least one month in order to monitor their performance over time and assess any sagging or indents. 

We score each mattress against the same criteria: comfort; support; cooling properties; motion isolation; edge support; weight bearing capacity; and the all-important price. Some of our tests are instinctive, while others are more scientific: we like to use dumbbells, the sort you'd find in an ordinary home gym, to measure the weight bearing capacity of a mattress. The best mattress should dip a little to support the dumbbell without letting it sink in, and spring back into shape as soon as the dumbbell is removed.

We expect different results from different mattress types. I'd expect a natural innerspring, such as the Woolroom Hebridean 3000, to feel firmer and sleep cooler than a memory foam mattress or a plush hybrid. I wouldn't expect great motion isolation, thanks to all those responsive coils, which is why these test results came as such a nice surprise.  

Where possible, we cross-check our findings against verified customer reviews to show a range of experiences from different sorts of sleepers. Finally, we compare it all back against the cost of the mattress to help you determine value for money. 

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

I am a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.