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Best Hybrid, Coil & Spring Mattress Reviews

Our list of the top rated hybrid and coil mattresses you can get online

Despite all the memory foam excitement over the last decade, there are many people who are still looking for springs in their bed. Mattresses that incorporate coils have the benefit of generally being highly supportive, durable, and responsive. Here are our favorite beds that incorporate coils.
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A supremely comfortable bed with supportive coils, a soft, plush pillow top, and a Celliant cover to promote restful sleep.
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Brooklyn Bedding Signature is an American-made mattress that comes in multiple firmness levels and is surprisingly affordable.
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An extra thick and durable mattress with enough support for heavy folks, plus a year-long trial and lifetime warranty.
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Leesa Sapira is an American-made mattress from a recognizable, big-name brand. It has supportive coils, as well as a bouncy, neutral-foam feel.
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Insanely comfortable and very luxurious. The Nest Alexander Hybrid is a thick, durable mattress with a soft, pillowy feel.
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Purple 2, 3, and 4 use a combination of coils, poly foam, and their Hyper-Elastic Polymer to make supportive, comfortable mattresses with great airflow.
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Tomorrow Sleep Hybrid is a great option for those who love the feel of memory foam, but want the support and airflow provided by coils.
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Very thick and durable mattresses with multiple firmness levels. Wink beds work for all sleeper types and body types, including heavy folks.

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Best Spring & Hybrid Mattress: Overview

So you’ve started the search for your next mattress. It’s overwhelming, isn’t it? Chances are, you haven’t done this for about seven years and things have really changed since your last trip to the local mattress store. Buying a mattress online is pretty much the way to go nowadays, but there are so many options and it’s hard to know where to start or what to choose when you can’t actually test a bed without buying it and having it shipped to your house.

And that’s where we come in. We do a lot of testing and research and then provide you with all the information you need to choose your new mattress. In this post, we’re focusing on mattresses with a hybrid construction, meaning they incorporate both foam and coils. We’ll give you our top picks and a short breakdown of why we like them.

However, there’s only so much information we can fit into a review video. Keep reading to learn more about each of these hybrid and coil mattresses.

Bear Hybrid

BEST FOR:

  • Anyone interested in a Celliant cover (Bear is one of very few brands that use this material)
  • All sleeper types (back, stomach, side, and combo)
  • Anyone looking for a bed that can only be characterized as "supremely comfortable"

NOT BEST FOR:

  • People who tend to sleep too hot
  • Couples or active sleepers who need sturdy edge support
  • Those who want that signature memory foam feel

The Bear Hybrid mattress is an insanely comfortable bed—the kind of bed that makes you say “aaahhh” when you hit the sack at the end of the day. We actually think it’s Bear’s best bed.

The coils not only give the bed a little bit of a bounce, but they also provide plenty of support for all sleeper types—back, stomach, side, or combo. Because it’s such a thick, hefty mattress, it can handle all body types, heavier folks included, without bottoming out or withering away.

It also has a Celliant cover. Celliant technology has been tested and proven to promote healthy circulation, muscle recovery, and restful sleep (according to the manufacturers of Celliant).

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The Celliant cover on the Bear Hybrid is a big selling point

One of the only downsides that we could find with Bear is that it doesn’t sleep particularly cool at night since you sort of nestle into the mattress. This could be good if you tend to always be cold, but if you’re a notably hot sleeper, it’s not really the best option for you.

Overall, if you’re looking for a comfortable, supportive, thick mattress, and Celliant technology sounds interesting, the Bear Hybrid might be right for you.

Brooklyn Bedding Signature

BEST FOR:

  • Those who want to choose from multiple firmness options
  • If you want a softer foam feel with the support of coils
  • Back, stomach, side, and combo sleepers

NOT BEST FOR:

  • Those who want the sink-in feel of memory foam
  • Especially hot sleepers

The Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress is an accommodating mattress that comes in multiple firmness levels, allowing shoppers to choose which one is best suited for their body type and sleep style. You get a soft foam feel (more neutral, not memory foam), as well as the support of coils.

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The Brooklyn Signature is a great value

Ultimately, the choice of firmness levels along with the hybrid construction make Brooklyn’s Signature mattress a good bed for a wide range of people. Plus, Brooklyn actually manufactures their own beds and the Signature isn’t going to break the bank.

DreamCloud

BEST FOR:

  • Anyone that wants a thick, durable mattress
  • The cautious shopper (you get a 365-night trial and “Everlong” warranty)
  • Individuals that want a firmer mattress
  • Back and stomach sleepers

NOT BEST FOR:

  • Anyone bothered by exaggerated tufted covers (you can sort of feel the pattern)
  • Petite side sleepers (this one is probably too firm)
  • If you prefer a traditional memory foam feel

DreamCloud makes a hefty mattress at 15” thick. It has seven layers of foam materials and a layer of foam-encased coils. The construction offers tons of support for even heavyweight sleepers.

The combination of coils for airflow, gel-infused memory foam (which is generally cooler than traditional memory foam), and the mattress being firm enough (medium-firm, to be specific) that you sleep more on top of it than down in it, means that you sleep cooler at night, which is a nice benefit if you tend to be a sweaty sleeper.

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The DreamCloud mattress is best for back, stomach, and combo sleepers

While we think this is a great mattress for heavy folks, and back, stomach, and combo sleepers, we’d caution very petite sleepers and those that sleep strictly on their side that this might not be right for them.

Overall, DreamCloud is a comfortable and durable mattress with lots of support that’s more than capable of handling heavier folks for a good, long time.

Leesa Sapira

BEST FOR:

  • Those who like a bouncy, neutral-foam feel
  • People who tend to sleep too hot
  • Petite, medium, and heavy sleepers
  • Back and stomach sleepers (combo sleepers will be okay, too)

NOT BEST FOR:

  • Anyone who wants to choose from multiple firmness options
  • People who like a distinctly memory foam feel
  • Strict side sleepers

Sapira has some of that traditional innerspring bounce you may be used to, but also has a neutral-foam feel to it. The pocketed coils provide plenty of support for back and stomach sleepers, and while we think it is preferable for those who sleep on their back and/or stomach, the medium to medium-firm firmness level makes it okay for combo sleepers, as well.

However, this bed doesn’t have the right feel and firmness combination for people who sleep strictly on their side. We also think Leesa Sapira is a good pick for hot sleepers—the top layer of foam is Cooling Avena Foam, which helps, but more effectively, the bed’s coils allow for good airflow and the firmness means you sleep more on top of the bed as opposed to down in it.

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The Leesa Sapira has a soft, neutral-foam feel that most people will like

Overall, if you want a cool-sleeping bed with a little bounce, but still prefer a foam feel, Leesa Sapira is definitely a nice option

Nest Alexander Hybrid

BEST FOR:

  • Anyone that wants a crazy comfortable bed that feels like a massive pillow
  • Those who want to choose from multiple firmness options
  • All body types, including heavier folks
  • People who want a bed with a lifetime warranty

NOT BEST FOR:

  • Overly hot sleepers (despite the cooling material cover, it’s a temperature-neutral bed)
  • People who don’t want a heavy, difficult-to-move mattress
  • College students looking for the cheapest bed possible

The Nest Alexander Hybrid is a supremely comfortable mattress. It is available in three different firmness levels, and chances are one of them will work for you. They make a Plush version for anyone that wants a super soft bed. The Medium option is still on the softer end, but not too soft. The Luxury Firm version is best for back and stomach sleepers.

In terms of construction, the Nest Alexander uses individually wrapped coils and multiple layers of foam. While the pocketed coils make this a supportive mattress (remember, your mattress experience will depend on what firmness level you choose) the top layer still gives the bed a soft, pillowy feel.

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The Nest Alexander Hybrid is one of the most comfortable beds we’ve ever tested

We like this bed for a lot of reasons—it’s clearly a well-made product, it’s very accommodating, and it’s just straight up very comfortable, not to mention it comes with a lifetime warranty.

New Purple Mattresses

BEST FOR:

  • Anyone willing to try a non-traditional, unique mattress
  • People who get too hot during the night and need extra airflow
  • All body and sleeper types (there are three new Purple models to choose from)
  • People who need lots of support, as well as pressure relief

NOT BEST FOR:

  • Shoppers on a budget (Purple beds get pricey)
  • Anyone looking for a traditional mattress feel
  • Folks who don’t like a bed with a lot of bounce

Purple mattresses have been somewhat of a game changer in the mattress industry because they’re unlike anything else out there. And since the new Purple mattresses added coils to the construction, they’re all-around accommodating beds for all sorts of people—assuming you like the unique feel (and not everyone does).

Purple uses the usual materials, like pocketed coils and poly foam, but they also have a grid layer of Hyper-Elastic Polymer and that’s what makes their beds stand out. It’s a really responsive material that provides pressure relief and really great airflow.

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A close look at Purple’s Hyper-Elastic Polymer

Plus, you still get plenty of support from the foam and coil layers. To figure out which model (Purple.2, Purple.3, or Purple.4) is right for you, you can check out our Purple Mattress Comparison where we break it all down.

Tomorrow Sleep Hybrid

BEST FOR:

  • Those who want the feel of memory foam with the support of coils
  • People who like the option of multiple firmness levels
  • Folks looking for a durable bed that isn’t too thick
  • All sleeper types and all body types

NOT BEST FOR:

  • Anyone concerned with quick responsiveness (this mattress is slower to bounce back)
  • People who don’t like to feel “stuck in the mud” at all (there’s a slight stuck feeling)
  • If you do not like memory foam whatsoever
  • Super hot sleepers

The Tomorrow Sleep Hybrid is a really nice option for memory foam lovers that don’t want to miss out on the benefits of a coil mattress. And while the Tomorrow Sleep brand may be new to you, they’re backed by Serta-Simmons, so they’re not so new to the mattress game.

Even though the Hybrid is only 10” (which is fairly average for an online mattress), this is a very durable bed. The pocketed coils offer plenty of support for all body types, including heavier folks.

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The Tomorrow Sleep Hybrid has an extremely comfortable memory foam feel

Its memory foam top layers really give the mattress that signature sink-in memory foam feel that you don’t often get with coil beds, but we love that it also has coils for support and to allow for better airflow than a dense foam would.

Ultimately, we think this is the best option for memory foam lovers because it’s a best of both worlds situation. Naturally, it also made our list of the best memory foam mattresses.

WinkBed

BEST FOR:

  • Heavier folks who need ample support and durability (there’s a model specifically for people 300 lb+)
  • Anyone who wants multiple firmness options to choose from
  • Those who like the idea of a hotel luxury style mattress
  • All sleeper types and body types (you can choose the model that suits you best)

NOT BEST FOR:

  • People who move their bed a lot (it’s big, heavy, and doesn’t have handles)
  • Anyone after that memory foam feel

Wink beds are big and luxurious. They look very nice and you can tell right off the bat that they’re well-made, quality mattresses.

You can choose from a few different firmness levels—Softer, Luxury Firm (their most popular), or Firmer, or you can opt for the Plus option, which specifies the bed’s construction for folks that are 300 lb+. Any option will provide plenty of support, though, as long as you take your own body type into consideration.

Wink beds feel like a more traditional innerspring bed with a pillow top for some plush cushion. It’s no surprise they have some of the innerspring bounce since there are two layers of coils—one layer of larger pocketed coils to help you maintain proper alignment, and then a layer of pocketed micro “airsprings” for better airflow and some bounce.

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Slumber Yard team member JD having a little fun on WinkBed

These are all-around luxury style mattresses that have a lot to like about them (although they really should have handles on a bed this heavy) and we think Wink is a solid option for a lot of sleepers. Bottom line: this is a very nice mattress, among the best.

Review Team

Jeff Rizzo

Jeff Rizzo

Combo Sleeper

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Carla Thrower

Back Sleeper

Kaite

Kaite Johnston

Combo Sleeper

JD

JD Christison

Combo Sleeper

About This List

The Slumber Yard team has tested dozens of mattresses. We’re no newbies to mattress reviews and we’re very familiar with the online mattress industry. Our aim here is to give you accurate information, so we test all our mattresses via practical methods and make sure to consider how different people will experience each bed. We also have complete control over our content. All of our opinions are 100% our own.

How We Selected this List

As we already mentioned, we’ve tested a lot of beds. To put this list together, we considered our past reviews and comparisons and picked out our favorite hybrid and spring beds.

We also tried to include a variety of mattresses when it comes to feel and firmness. Although these are all going to have similar constructions, sleeper types and preferences still vary within the group of people looking for coil mattresses. So in trying to cater to everyone’s best comfort, we provided information on the firmness level of each mattress and some notes on what kind of sleepers will likely get a good night’s sleep on each bed.

Returns, Trial Periods, and Warranties

The bed-in-a-box industry has some fairly standard policies regarding shipping, returns, trials periods, and warranties. Generally, they include free shipping, a 100-night risk-free trial period, free returns within that trial period, and a 10-year warranty should you keep the mattress.

While that’s all standard, it’s still important to check the company’s site to be sure about their policies. Some companies actually step it up from what’s standard and will give you even longer trial periods (we’ve seen up to a whole year) and much longer warranties (we’ve seen up to forever).

That trial period is key to successfully buying a mattress online because, as we mentioned before, you don’t get to try out the mattress before you buy it. But with that trial period, you have the option of returning the bed if it isn’t right for you and you have plenty of time to figure that out. If you decide to return it, all you have to do is call up the company to have it picked up and refunded.

Construction Types

There are two basic construction types for mattresses nowadays: all-foam and hybrid (foam and coils).

All-foam beds are exactly what they sound like—made with all foam. The specific layers and types of foams used vary from company to company. We’ll talk about the different types of foam materials a bit later in this post.

Hybrid beds are made with a combination of foam layers and coils. They have more of that traditional innerspring, bouncy bed feel that you might be used to.

Mattress Materials

Mattresses are made with a variety of different materials and what goes into the construction determines the feel and firmness of the bed.

Memory Foam — Memory foam is a denser foam that softens over time and when heat is applied. You’ll get that sink-in feeling if you lay in one spot. For some people, this feels like being comfortably cradled, but for others it’s like being stuck.

Polyurethane Foam — Poly foam is usually used as the support for all-foam mattresses because it’s affordable and comes in many different densities. As a general rule, the denser it is, the firmer it feels. It’s just slightly cooler than memory foam, but this depends on the density, as well. It generally has a lower point elasticity than memory foam, so when you press on one area, it affects a larger area.

Gel Memory Foam — Gel memory foam is a newer technology that incorporates gel into the foam to boost temperature regulation. Basically, it helps cool people down. It’s not a perfect solution, though, because the bed can still warm up a bit.

Latex Foam — Latex foam has more of a sponge-like feeling. It’s very bouncy and airy and stays cooler than memory foam. Here’s our list of the best latex mattresses.

Pocketed Coils — These are individually encased coils that are only woven together with the fabric. They have really good airflow, support, bounce, and responsiveness. They’re also fairly good in terms of motion transfer control since the coils are individual. You get much more precise support with pocketed coils than with non-pocketed coils.

Innersprings — Innersprings are more than likely what’s in your 12-year-old mattress. These are larger coils all connected together. This is the traditional system. They’re great for airflow, bounce, and support, but terrible with motion transfer since the whole system sort of moves as one. Very low point elasticity.

Gel/Hyper-Elastic Polymer — This material is heavy and feels odd, but is great for airflow, responsiveness, pressure relief, and support. It also tends to have high point elasticity (i.e. press on one area and it doesn’t spread too much to the other side of the mattress), which makes for low cross-bed motion.

Sleeper Type

“Sleeper type” refers to the position you sleep in—on your back or stomach, on your side, or a combination of all of them. And your sleeper type plays a pretty significant role in what kind of bed you should be sleeping on.

Back and stomach sleepers generally need a mattress that’s on the firmer side. They need support so that their hips and shoulders don’t sag and cause alignment issues for their spine. Here are two related best lists: Best Mattress for Back Sleepers and Best Mattress for Stomach Sleepers.

Side sleepers generally want to look for a bed between soft and medium on the firmness scale. When you sleep on your side, you need plenty of pressure relief in their shoulders and hips. If the bed is too firm, they’ll have issues with their shoulders, scapula, and hips. Here’s our list of the best mattress for side sleepers.

Combo sleepers generally want a medium-soft up to a medium-firm bed. They still need support and pressure relief, so somewhere in the middle of the firmness scale is ideal. How far you lean which way varies person to person. Our selections for the best mattress for combo sleepers.

How Weight Affects Mattress Feel

Every mattress is going to feel different to every person. One person may think a certain hybrid bed is exactly the right firmness, while their much heavier partner may find that same bed to be way too soft for them.

So remember this mattress rule of thumb: If you’re a heavier person, a mattress may feel quite soft to you, but that same mattress will feel a lot firmer to someone who’s petite. It’s not a complicated thing to understand, it’s just something that can easily be forgotten when you’re reading comments or descriptions, or watching a video review.

Be sure to always keep your own body in mind when considering feel and firmness descriptions. And with our content in particular, we do our best to include disclaimers about how a bed will feel for different body types.

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