What Is an Alaskan King Mattress?
An Alaskan King is a size of mattress that measures nine feet wide by nine feet long.
Alaskan King (Obscure) vs. California King (Standard)
In comparison to a California King, an Alaskan King is bigger. (A California King is 84” long by 72” wide; an Alaskan King is 9’ long by 9’ wide.)
Why Choose Either?
Both Alaskan King and California King mattress sizes have their pros and cons.
Alaskan King Pros & Cons:
- Pro: For couples, the extra big dimensions mean more personal space for each person.
- Pro: The novelty aspect. Owning a mattress this big is pretty rare – and the excitement may never wear off!
- Con: It’s bulky. An extra big mattress size requires a lot of space, which most of us don’t have to spare.
- Con: It’s costly. An extra big mattress requires more materials and labor to make, resulting in a bigger price tag.
- Con: It’s heavy. In other words, it’s hard to move.
- Pro: It’s more affordable, since it doesn’t require as much manual labor or materials to produce.
- Pro: It’s more accessible. (CKs are considered standard, and so are virtually sold wherever mattresses are sold.)
- Pro: It’s more space-saving. A smaller mattress is the more economical choice, space-wise.
- Con: Not as big as an Alaskan King. (But still, pretty big!)