Overview Of The Nest Robin Mattress
The Robin is the entry-level bed in a box mattress from Nest Bedding. But it’s not your average online bed, considering it offers two different firmness levels in one. This is a flippable coil bed that’s made in the USA, designed to be supportive but also versatile. Here’s what the buying process is like.
Firstly, they’ll cover all transportation costs and you get free shipping. In our experience, Nest Bedding products usually arrive within about a week of order confirmation. The bed will arrive in a box that’s about the size of a professional golf bag. Here’s what the unboxing and setup process looks like for Nest Robin:
Once the bed is in your possession (i.e. FedEx has dropped it off at your doorstep), you have 365 nights to evaluate the bed. If, by the end of the 365 nights you aren’t satisfied with your purchase, don’t hesitate to contact customer service who will process a refund for you.
If you do end up keeping Nest Robin—which will be the case for the overwhelming majority of buyers—it comes with the industry-standard 10-year warranty that accompanies almost every bed.
Here is a quick video that Jeff put together outlining what you need to know about the double-sided Nest Bedding Robin mattress.
Honest Nest Robin Mattress Review Video
Per usual, we couldn’t fit every little detail into one video, though. Keep reading to learn more about this affordable bed-in-a-box.
You Have To See The Price Tag
The best thing about Nest Robin is that it’s a heck of a value, and obviously price is important in that equation. You might want to sit down for this one. If I were to ask you what you thought an American-made coil bed that’s flippable costs, you’d probably reply “Over $1,000.” You’d be dead wrong because the MSRP for the queen bed is under $1,000! Here’s a look at the prices by size:
|King / Cal King||$1,199|
Now, because this is an inexpensive budget mattress as is, you shouldn’t be expecting to see any promotions. However, you can check the website to take a look at their current prices. Most of the time, the queen bed will be $900, which we should add is unthinkably affordable for a hybrid bed that’s flippable (take Layla Hybrid for example).
About the only bed we’ve found to offer this much quality for this low of a price is the Allswell mattress, which is owned by Walmart, but is also made in the USA and has coils.
Overview Of Nest Robin’s Construction
The design of Nest Robin reminds us of a fusion between Brooklyn Bedding Signature (“Medium” side) and the Plank mattress (“Firm” side). It has quilted covers on top and bottom with a stitched railing system. It just looks like a nice mattress despite being highly affordable.
In terms of the general construction of the bed, it has a “Medium” side, which in the image below would be the top side. It will have a quilted cover and a little bit of gel memory foam to provide pressure relief and a contouring feeling.
As you can see, the coils are in the center and these provide the lion’s share of the support for the mattress. They also help to make the bed responsive and durable.
The bottom side is the “Firm” side and it has two thin comfort layers to offer a little cushion, despite being relatively firm.
What’s nice is that in order to tests both sides, all you do is flip the mattress—no need to worry about removing covers and shuffling things around. You can test both the “Medium” and “Firm” side in a matter of seconds. In this sense, Nest Robin reminds us of the Layla mattress in that trying both sides requires little effort.
Our Firmness Estimate For The Bed
Because this is a two-sided bed, we had to approximate the firmness twice. We have the “Medium” side at close to a true medium, while the “Firm” side is somewhere between a medium-firm and proper firm.
It is important to note that your interpretation of firmness (or softness) will depend on several things, including your height, weight, and body composition. For instance, an ex-NFL tackle will think nearly every bed is soft, while a jockey will claim beds are firmer.
As such, our firmness estimates for Nest Robin are just that: estimates. We’re confident that the average person will agree with us that the “Medium” side is close to a medium and the “Firm” side is firm, but not too firm.
What The Robin Mattress Will Feel Like
Now that we’ve placed Robin on the firmness scale, let’s tackle comfort and feel. While the bed uses memory foam, the vast majority of what you feel is a neutral foam (more technically referred to as polyurethane foam). It will feel somewhat like a slab of softer foam on springs. I know that sounds like an oversimplification, but it’s the easiest way to categorize Nest Robin.
As we mentioned above, the “Medium” side reminds us of Brooklyn Signature in that you get a nice level of pressure relief, but still plenty of bi-directional support. On the “Firm” side, it won’t really feel like much. It’s basically a dense foam layer with bounce—no unique type feel.
Nest Bedding Robin Sleeper Type Analysis
- Side SleepersGood For
It’s not the softest mattress on earth, but we think side sleepers will find Nest Robin to be adequately comfortable, especially on the “Medium” side. The only side sleepers that we don’t think will love the Robin are petite side sleepers that want something truly plush.
- Back and Stomach SleepersGood For
Back and stomach sleepers have their pick of the litter with Nest Robin since we think you can sleep on either side–it just depends on how firm or soft you want the bed to be.
- Combo SleepersGood For
There are two things that you’ll want to consider if this is the case for you. Firstly, you want a responsive mattress—thumbs up for Nest Robin. The coils and foams pop back quickly such that you’ll have no issues switching between sleeping styles.
The other factor to consider if you’re a combination sleeper is overall firmness. Does it match your dominant sleeping style? For instance, do you favor your side, stomach, or back? The answer to this question will dictate which side of the mattress you go with. Ultimately, we do think Nest Robin is a very nice mattress for combo sleepers.
Any Temperature Concerns With The Robin?
No, but keep in mind how subjective a mattress is. Most people will sleep at a neutral temperature on this bed, but there’s the occasional hot sleeper or cold sleeper in which case Nest Robin doesn’t have the technology to help either way. It does have coils that help to circulate airflow, but it’s not considered a cooling mattress.
Nest Robin will be a neutral-sleeping bed, but if you want to goose the results a little, sleep on the “Firm” side. As a general rule, firmer beds tend to sleep cooler since you’re nestling in less.
It’s Affordable, But Will It Work For Couples?
We indeed think Nest Robin will be a nice mattress for couples, especially those on a limited budget. We say this for a few reasons. Firstly, we think the feel and firmness level of the bed are agreeable for two people.
Next, we are impressed by the edge support with Nest Robin. In the world of cheap mattresses, edge support is usually lacking because we’re usually dealing with a soft foam bed. In the case of Nest Robin, the coils help to push back and keep you on the bed.
The “Firm” side offers more edge support than the “Medium” side, but we think you’ll be fine either way.
The other factor to think about is motion transfer, or lack thereof. We’d expect Nest Robin to perform poorly here since it has coils, but it’s surprisingly effective at limiting motion. Not the best we’ve ever tested, but not bad whatsoever for a cheaper coil bed.
Closing Thoughts On Nest Bedding Robin
When you go down the list looking at what Nest Robin has to offer, the pro’s seriously outweigh the con’s. It’s a great value, a comfortable bed, and has plenty of support. Quality hybrid mattresses under $900 can be hard to come by, and this bed offers that AND more. The only reason we can see you not liking this mattress is because it’s not soft enough. As such, we wouldn’t recommend it to petite side sleepers under 150 lbs. Otherwise, we give it our stamp of approval. Remember, you can always return it within 100 nights if you don’t think it’s worth your money.
At the end of the day, if you want a darn good bed at a darn good price, Nest Robin is just that.
As of now, no. Nest Bedding does have showrooms throughout the US, but to our knowledge, the Robin is not available in any of them.
The bed is made in the United States, just like every Nest Bedding mattress.
Zenhaven is a flippable latex mattress. Nolah Signature 12 is a mixed foam mattress. And Nest Bedding Signature Series has more of a neutral feel to it. There just aren’t that many flippable mattresses in general.
It actually has a “Medium” side and a “Firm” side, so there is an option for side sleepers and one for stomach/back sleepers
We were sent the best for free by Nest Bedding so that we could publish a review about it.
Yes. This bed has pocketed coils for support.
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