Who Is It Best For?
People that want a latex mattress with coils
All sleeping styles (comes in multiple firmness options)
Who Won’t Love It?
If you don’t like responsive beds
People with a really tight budget

Overview Of Nest Bedding Owl Review

The Nest Bedding Owl Hybrid Latex Mattress is one of Nest Bedding’s most popular eco-friendly options, made with natural and organic materials that lets you feel comfortable and healthy every day when you wake up. You should know that this is a premium latex mattress that isn’t for the cheapest of budgets, but you’ll likely see value in it if you appreciate more sustainably-manufactured products. Read on to find out who this mattress is perfect for, and what we thought of it at the Slumber Yard!

Nest Bedding Owl Mattress Construction

If you just glance at the Nest Owl Mattress, you can tell it’s not the typical online bed. In other words, it’s not a three-layer memory foam mattress that’s primarily targeting college students and people on a tight budget.

In terms of the construction of the Nest Owl mattress, it has five separate layers and measures over 12” thick:

  • Cover: Soft, quilted organic cotton and Joma wool
  • Top layer: 1.5” “Eco Flex Quilting Foam”
  • Middle layer: 3” OEKO-TEX certified Dunlop latex foam
  • Middle layer: 1” 1.5lb eco-friendly “Comfort Foam”
  • Middle layer: 6” “Caliber Edge Coil Support Pocketed Coils”
  • Bottom layer: Dense, firm latex support foam

The Nest Owl is a well-built, premium mattress that you will (hopefully) look forward to sleeping on. We know we enjoyed our time testing it out, and it’s one more plush natural and organic beds we’ve tested here.

Nest Owl Feel & Firmness

The Owl Mattress is offered in more than one firmness level, and you can choose between plush, medium and firm. You can also take your firmness preferences a step further by purchasing a split model. For split models, your options are plush/medium, medium/firm, etc. This is a feature we don’t commonly see with natural and organic mattresses, and we’re impressed that Nest Bedding offers it.

As you can see in the graphic above, each of the firmness levels falls on a spectrum. This is because softness/firmness will change from person to person. A more petite individual will experience a bed to be firmer than a heavier person would.

As for how the mattress feels, well, it’s more neutral and bouncy (i.e. no stuck-in-the-mud feeling). As mentioned above, the bed kind of feels like one big responsive pillow. It’s comfortable—almost dangerously comfortable.


nest hybrid latex mattress review temperature hot sleepers

We wouldn’t say that this mattress sleeps particularly cool, nor would we say that it sleeps hot. It’s more neutral overall. If you sleep slightly warm, neutral, or slightly cool, we think you’ll be just fine with the temperature regulation of this mattress.

Nest Owl Sleeper Types

  • Side Sleepers

    This mattress will be fine for strict side sleepers. It offers a lot of pressure relief and is one of those mattresses that’s immediately comfortable.

    We think the medium firmness level is the best option for average to heavy side sleepers because it’s soft, but not too soft for when you want to switch positions. If you’re more petite, however, you’ll probably want to go with the plush version so you feel those pressure relieving comfort layers.

  • Back And Stomach Sleepers

    If you sleep on your back or stomach, the firm model is the way to go. The medium option is probably a bit too soft for average to heavy strict back and/or stomach sleepers.

    You want to feel extra support under your hips and no excess pressure in your low back. We worry that back/stomach sleepers, over time, will have issues if they go with anything but the firm option.

  • Combo Sleepers

    If you tend to rotate between several sleeping positions, you should first consider which position you favor most. If that’s your back or stomach, we’d say look at the firm option. If that’s your side, we’d say go for the medium option. Either way, the bed is highly responsive and makes switching positions at night effortless.

    The only model that we can’t recommend for combo sleepers is the plush model. That’s really for side sleepers only.

Body Type Analysis

  • Petite Sleepers

    If you weigh less than ~150 lbs, the medium model should provide ample support for you. However, weight plays a role in how firm or how soft a bed feels, so petite folks will probably think a medium feels more like a medium-firm.

  • Average-Sized Sleepers

    To average-sized folks (150 lbs to 225 lbs), the Nest Bedding Owl mattresses will likely feel true to their firmness level. For context, we write all of our reviews from the perspective of an average-sized person.

  • Heavier Sleepers

    The long answer is that we’d prefer you try out the firm model first if you’re over 250 lb. Again, since softness/firmness is subjective, the Firm model will feel a bit softer to those with heavier body types than it will to average sized and petite people.

    At the end of the day, because this mattress has 6” coils and resilient latex foam, and it is over 12” thick in total. It’s going to be far more ideal for heavy people than most other online mattresses. In fact, we almost exclusively tell heavy and obese individuals to first try out hybrid/innerspring mattresses when they’re shopping for a new bed.

Will Couples Like the Nest Owl Mattress?

Pleasing one person is difficult as it is, but when you throw a second person into the mix, there’s a lot more to consider.

Edge Support

This bed doesn’t have the best edge support we’ve ever seen, but it’s no slouch either. Also, softer coil beds tend to be worse than firmer coil beds for edge support.

Motion Isolation

This mattress is surprisingly good at limiting motion transfer. When we performed our motion isolation test with a glass of water on the bed, he water moved around a little, but not much. So we think it passes in this category, especially considering this mattress has coils.

Price Of Nest Bedding Owl Mattress

Given that this is a premium mattress, Nest charges above-average prices, but not by much. In fact, we think this is a fairly affordable bed and a good value.

Here’s a pricing breakdown of the Nest Owl mattress.

Twin XL$1249
Cal King$1899

Because Nest competes in the fast-growing, hyper-competitive online bedding industry, they do offer mattress coupons and deals. As you might imagine, during major holidays, such as 4th of July and Black Friday you can get the steepest discounts. That said, Nest typically runs promotions year-round. The exact promotions on the Nest Latex Hybrid mattress change from time to time, but you can click here to see current specials/discounts on Nest’s website.

Nest Owl Mattress Review Verdict

We’ve covered a lot in this Nest Bedding Owl review, so let’s recap the most important points. This mattress is all about health, options, durability, and comfort. If that’s what you’re looking for in a bed, you’ll probably really enjoy the Owl Hybrid Latex Mattress. Sure, it’s not the most affordable bed on the market, but it’s not trying to be. This is a premium bed that’s made for someone looking for latex foam, coils, and a big pillow-top.

Other Nest Bedding Reviews

Nest Bedding Owl Mattress Reviews

  • Amazon Reviews: The Nest Owl Mattress is not currently available on Amazon, but you can purchase some of their other products.
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Company Policies When You Buy This Bed

Regardless of which mattress you buy online, there will be a few baseline policies that you will get (and should expect). Nest Bedding offers many of these industry-standard policies.

  • Risk-free trial period: 365 nights
  • Warranty policy: Lifetime
  • Shipping: Free
  • Returns: Free

In addition to the lifetime warranty, Nest has a lifetime comfort guarantee, which acts sort of like insurance in the event that you change your mind after night 101. What this comfort guarantee allows you to do is purchase a softer or firmer, smaller or larger Nest mattress at 30% of its current selling price. It’s pretty out-of-the-box thinking, but we appreciate that Nest goes the extra mile. We only know of one other company (WinkBed) that also has a comfort guarantee.

How Will My Nest Bedding Owl Bed Arrive?

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Nest Bedding Mattress Physical Store Locations

Nest Bedding operates showrooms across the country in the following cities:

  • Albany, CA
  • Austin, TX
  • Costa Mesa, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • New York, NY
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • Seattle, WA

The company also partners with Airbnb hosts around the United States so might still be able to try a Nest Bedding mattress if you aren’t near one of their showrooms.

Nest Bedding Lifetime Renewal Exchange

In 2021, Nest launched its Lifetime Renewal Exchange program that allows customers to renew the comfort layer of qualifying mattresses. It’s the first time a mattress company has ever launched an initiative like this, so it’s pretty big news. Here’s what we know.

What is Lifetime Renewal Exchange (LRE)?

Nest Bedding’s LRE is a guarantee that can be redeemed at any time after purchasing a qualifying mattress for free. You can only renew the comfort layer for your bed once. The mattresses that currently offer the LRE program are the Sparrow Signature Hybrid, Owl Natural Latex Hybrid and Finch Natural Latex.  

How does LRE work?

If you purchased a Sparrow, Owl, or Finch mattress from Nest Bedding and feel like it’s time for an upgrade, all you have to do is contact customerservice@nestbedding.com. The company will then ship you a new comfort layer. 

Why the LRE program?

To help the environment! Even though Nest Bedding offers high-quality mattresses, the comfort layer is not exempt from normal wear and tear — meaning that, with time, you’ll have to exchange your mattress. With the LRE program, you can extend the life of your mattress by renewing the comfort layer. By doing this, you don’t have to replace your mattress, and you help reduce waste. 

Comparing Nest Bedding Owl vs. Nest Robin

There are several notable differences between these two Nest Bedding mattresses. While both beds have a hybrid construction, the Nest Bedding Owl uses premium latex foam inside, whereas the Robin is mainly made from coils. The Flip is significantly cheaper than the latex bed, coming in at $799 for a queen. It’s also available on Amazon, while the premium Nest bed is not. However, both beds are well-suited for all types of sleepers.

Comparing Nest Bedding Owl vs. Avocado

In many ways, the Nest Bedding Owl and the Avocado mattress are quite similar. They’re both hybrid beds that are made from natural and organic materials, including latex foam and coils. Avocado only comes in one firmness option, but the Nest mattress has three. The prices are pretty close as well, but the Avocado is just a bit cheaper at $1,399 for a queen.

Frequently Asked Questions
How did the Slumber Yard get this mattress?

We were sent the Nest Bedding Owl Mattress so that we could evaluate it for this review. We review products independently and do not accept money to say good or bad things.

What happens if I want to return the bed inside the first 30 nights?

You can still return it, but Nest might assess a restocking fee.

Can I test Nest Bedding products in-person?

Yes. Nest has several showrooms where you can try out their mattresses, pillows, sheets, etc. You can check Nest’s website for a full list of showrooms.

Does Nest offer financing?

Yes. They use a company called Affirm, which is used by many other mattress companies.

Where are Nest Bedding products made?

They’re made in the United States.

How firm is The Nest Owl Mattress?

They offer numerous firmness levels, including Medium and Firm. As such, there is a model for all sleeping styles, including side sleepers.

Is Nest Owl a certified organic mattress?

Nest Bedding actually makes 2 different versions of this mattress: (1) all-natural and (2) certified organic. You can choose between the two on NestBedding.com.

What is the warranty like?

Nest Bedding offers a lifetime warranty on all of their mattresses.

What other mattresses does Nest Bedding make?

The company makes a number of mattresses, including other premium hybrid beds like the Nest Sparrow Mattress. You can learn more in our Nest Owl Mattress review.