As you’ve probably noticed in your online mattress shopping journey, nearly every brand offers free shipping. Spoiler: Nest does the same with all of their mattresses.
This particular mattress is a little interesting in that it comes in three different boxes. Still ships free, but you have to keep your eyes peeled for two (or three) boxes, instead of one. Nest has to do this in order to ship the mattress via FedEx—it would exceed the weight limits otherwise.
Once the mattress shows up at your house, this is where the real work starts. You not only have to unbox everything, but also assemble your new mattress. Now, I know this sounds terribly inconvenient—and the truth is that it is—but there’s really no other way to keep costs down and still offer free shipping. The assembly process will take about 30 minutes, give or take. The Spindle mattress also requires in-home assembly.
The Nest Latex Mattress comes with a 100-night trial period so that you can test it out for yourself. Nest—like Brooklyn Bedding, Casper, and others—realizes that you can’t make an informed decision without first trying the bed. As such, they give you 3+ months to sleep on the mattress, drink tea on the mattress, watch TV on the mattress, and do whatever you normally do on the mattress. This is your chance to say “Yup, I want to keep this thing” or “Nope, not for me.”
The only stipulation that Nest has in their trial period is that they require you to try the bed for a minimum of 30 nights before you initiate a return or exchange. They just want you to allow your body ample time to adjust to the mattress. If at day 31 you decide you still don’t want the bed, they offer completely free returns.
If you do end up keeping the Nest Latex Mattress, it comes with a lifetime warranty and lifetime comfort guarantee, both of which are pretty rare in the bed-in-a-box mattress industry. The lifetime warranty covers things like manufacturing defects, a breakdown in the materials, and so on.
Keep in mind that warranties for latex mattresses tend to have more criterion than warranties for poly foam beds. In other words, they will be more strict about which foundations are suitable for your new mattress, for example. We recommend you read the warranty section on Nest’s website just so you can be completely sure that your bed frame is indeed compatible with this mattress and will not void its warranty.
So, that’s the warranty, but what about the lifetime comfort guarantee? This is actually pretty neat and we applaud Nest for offering this program. If after night 101 you decide that you want a softer mattress or firmer mattress or even a different size mattress, Nest will allow you to purchase that new bed at a discount. You can read more about the lifetime comfort guarantee on Nest’s website.
In general, latex mattresses tend to be more expensive than poly foam, memory foam, and even hybrid/innerspring mattresses. This is mostly due to three things: (1) latex foam is more expensive to manufacture, (2) latex is heavier and therefore costs more to ship, and (3) latex beds usually incorporate other natural materials, which cost more, as well.
With this is mind, yes, the Nest Bedding Latex Mattress is more expensive than the standard mattress you’ll be buying online. Even more, this mattress actually comes in two different models. There’s the all-natural version and the certified organic version.
|King / Cal King||$1,999|
The prices above are for the all-natural model (Medium and Firm). If you opt for the Soft version or the certified organic bed, the prices go up quite a bit.
Having said that, Nest Bedding does offer promotions here and there, especially during holidays. You can check NestBedding.com to see current mattress discounts. We also should have a coupon on this page that will save you some money year-round.
Let’s put it this way. If you want a budget-tier, cheap mattress, that’s not this bed. Nest does offer an inexpensive bed called the Love & Sleep mattress, but it doesn’t have latex and it’s not a natural/organic mattress per se. You get this bed if you either love latex or really care about your health and the materials that make up your mattress.
The organic and natural versions are both offered in different firmness levels (Soft, Medium, and Firm) so that you can choose one based on your sleeping preferences. The Soft and Medium options have the exact same construction, aside from one thing: the Soft model comes with a removable pillow topper, which is why it’s ships in three boxes, not two.
The exact layers of the bed will depend on which model and firmness level you select, but the basic construction is the same. The bed has two layers of latex foam (three with the Soft model) and uses a mix of dunlop latex and talalay latex. The difference between dunlop and talalay latex isn’t really important, but if you’re curious, you can read the FAQ section at the bottom of this post.
The interesting thing about this mattress is that you can technically order the Soft option (which you’ll pay more for) and test out all three firmness levels with that one bed. The reason you can do this is that, as previously mentioned, the Soft option is just the Medium option with a topper. And the Medium option is just the inverse of the Firm option (i.e. all you do is put the medium slab on bottom and firm slab on top to make the firm bed).
In terms of the actual materials in the bed, the all-natural version uses natural latex, Joma Wool, and natural cotton. The organic version uses GOLS certified organic latex foam, GOTS certified organic cotton, and organic wool. If you want to learn more about their certifications, check the FAQ section below.
One of the biggest downsides with this mattress is simply how much it weighs. A queen size bed has to weigh over 150 lb. This makes it hard as heck to move since it bends and folds in on you. It’s nice that Nest added handles, but there’s no getting around the fact that this bed is zero fun to move. Same story, by the way, for the Zenhaven mattress, which is a fully latex mattress, as well. There’s nothing really that can be done—latex is just a heavier, denser, pliable material.
The cover will depend on the model and firmness level you select. Are you sensing a trend? Anyway, the all-natural bed uses a natural cotton, which looks great. If you get the pillow topper, it still uses natural cotton, but you get ridges and divots that are common with pillow toppers.
If you opt for the organic model, the bed will have an off-white exterior, which you’ll see on most mattresses that have organic cotton covers—such as Avocado and Saatva. If you get the Soft version, the pillow topper will also have the ridges and divots.
As for how you clean the bed, it does have the removable cover, but you shouldn’t get in the habit of removing it. In fact, after you put the bed together you’re probably not ever going to want to take it apart again. Instead, you should just hand clean with a dab of mild detergent and warm water.
If you’re trying to get ahead of the game in terms of protecting your bed, Nest does sell mattress protectors on their website or you can just peruse third party mattress protectors on Amazon, most of which should work just fine. While the protectors generally do a nice job of keeping your new bed clean, they tend to make the bed feel firmer, so just keep that mind.
With the pillow topper, the bed is quite soft, but very comfortable. It has more of a responsive and light feel to it. If you opt for the Medium or Firm version, the bed feels more like your traditional latex bed. It’s bouncy, but still is more soft to the touch.
Yes. The Medium and Firm versions are ideally suited for back and stomach sleepers. You typically want a firmer, supportive, responsive bed if you’re spending most of the night on your back or stomach. That’s this mattress.
In general, because of the responsive, supportive natural of latex foam, natural/organic mattresses like this one tend to be better for back and stomach sleepers. Having said that, we think what Nest Bedding did to be able to accomodate side sleepers was pretty clever. Below are more details about that.
Yes here, as well, although you’ll want the Soft option. It offers nice pressure relief (for your hips and shoulders), but has zero of that stuck feeling that you may be used to with memory foam mattresses. The topper really does a nice job of softening up the bed and making it comfortable for side sleepers.
The topper is removable, but does a good job of staying put on the bed. It’s actually a really nice mattress topper made of dunlop latex foam.
As for combination sleepers, the Medium version is likely your best bet. That said, if you outright favor your side, you might consider the softer model. And if you seriously favor your back or stomach, you might consider the Firm model. But, if you really don’t have a favorite sleeping position, the Medium is the way to go.
As much as we want to say yes, we tend to be more risk averse and therefore would suggest heavier folks look into a spring mattress before this bed. You might want to check out the Nest Hybrid Latex mattress, which is similar to this bed, but adds coils.
Keep in mind that softness/firmness will differ from person to person and the heavier the individual, the softer the mattress will feel.
Also, latex foam tends to be a lot more durable and resilient than other foams, so if you’re wondering about the longevity of this mattress, we really don’t have any concerns.
Latex foam is known to be a naturally cooler material than poly foam, memory foam, and so on. It won’t actually cool you down, but it does a good job of managing temperature and circulating airflow.
This isn’t the coolest mattress on the market—it’s not trying to be—but it also doesn’t sleep hot. It’s more neutral, but pleasant, which we see as a good thing.
Because there are three different firmness levels, the edge support depends somewhat on the option you select.
We found the edge support to be better on the Medium and Firm option than it is on the Soft one. Overall, it’s not exceptional edge support, but there is a difference between the models, and, again, the firmer models will be best, as is often the case with a foam mattress.
We were stunned with how well this bed performed in our motion transfer tests. It did a surprisingly good job at deadening motion, which is good news for couples, especially if you or your partner like to drink water right before bed.
Interestingly enough, we found that the Medium version was the best at deadening movement, even more so than the Soft version with the pillow topper. I don’t want to get ahead of myself and claim it’s the best motion isolation we’ve ever seen, but we came away very pleased with how the bed performed, especially for a latex mattress, which typically aren’t fantastic in this department.
All of this really comes down to whether you really want a fully latex mattress? If the answer is yes, then it’s going to be hard to beat this mattress, all things considered. And if you know you want an organic bed, you really don’t have many options, so this very well could be the best bed out there for you.
They have a lot in common such as they both are available in natural and organic options, multiple firmness levels, and with and without a pillow top. The big difference between the two, however, has to do with their support system. The fully latex mattress uses dense latex foam as its support core, whereas the hybrid model has pocketed coils, which is why it’s more affordable (latex foam is expensive and heavy).
Practically speaking, the difference for you won’t show up so much in the feel of the bed (they both have a bouncy, responsive feel), but in things like price, design, and suggested weight limits. For instance, the queen size latex mattress is about $1,600, while the latex hybrid is about $1,400. Not a major difference in price, but those $200 could be enough to sway you one way or the other considering the beds feel decently similar. Even more, our rule of thumb is that heavy people should not sleep on all-foam beds, which means even if the latex mattress is more durable than your standard online foam bed, we would prefer that you look into the hybrid latex first.
How did the Slumber Yard get this bed?
|We were sent this mattress from Nest Bedding in order to post a review about it. We review product independently, however, and did not allow Nest Bedding to influence or dictate our review. We retain full editorial control over all of the content on our site. We do not accept money to post positive or negative reviews on any products.|
|It is made in the United States, just like all Nest Bedding mattresses.|
What’s the difference between talalay and dunlop latex?
|They use different manufacturing methods. Dunlop is produced with an older method and tends to be the more affordable foam. Talalay is made with a newer method and has certain advantages to the manufacturer. For the consumer, there really isn’t much of a difference, as the bed company gets to choose whichever firmness level, density, and thickness that they want for the bed.|
What does GOLS certified mean?
|GOLS stands for Global Organic Latex Standard and a bed that has this certification uses 95% certified organic raw material. The GOLS certifications also means that the bed meets rigorous standards for the manufacturing of the actual raw material. You can learn more with just a quick search online.|
What does GOTS certified mean?
|GOTS stands for Global Organic Textile Standard and it regulates organic fibers, using both ecological and social criteria. Like GOLS, you can lean more with a quick search online.|
Can I try Nest products before I buy?
|Yes. Nest is actually one of very few brands that also has retail stores. They have showrooms in Palo Alto, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, New York, and about a dozen other cities.|
How do returns work?
|Nest gives you a 100-night trial period to test your new mattress. However, they actually require that you test the bed for a minimum of 30-nights before you make a decision. Between nights 31 and 99 you are eligible to exchange the bed or request a full refund.|
Does Nest Bedding offer white glove delivery?
|Yes, but you must call their customer service line to see if it is available in your area. White glove delivery takes longer than standard shipping via FedEx, but it can be better in the sense that it requires little to no effort on your part. Someone else brings the mattress to your house and sets it up in the room of your choosing. There’s no heavy lifting involved for you.|
Does Nest ship to Alaska and Hawaii?
|Yes, but there’s an added charge. You can call their customer service line for more details.|
Do they ship internationally?
|Yes, but again, there’s an extra fee involved here.|
Are there financing options available?
|Yes. Through Affirm and Zibby. Affirm is used by many online mattress brands.|
What other products does Nest offer?
|They sell multiple other mattresses, most of which we’ve reviewed. They also sell certain pet products, baby products, mattress foundations, sheets, duvets, mattress protectors, pillows, and more.|