Regardless of which mattress you buy online, there will be a few baseline policies that you will get (and should expect). The first of which is free shipping, which Nest Bedding offers with all of their mattresses.
The Hybrid Latex Mattress will actually show up in a box that’s surprisingly small considering it houses a whole mattress—even a king or Cal king. All you do is rip off all of the packaging and give it a few minutes to inflate. Here’s a look at that unboxing process.
The second thing that we’ve seen with darn near every mattress we’ve reviewed is a trial period. Nest Bedding is no different. They offer a 100-night trial period with all of their mattresses, including this one. The trial period is your chance to evaluate the Hybrid Latex Mattress for yourself—to see if you like it and ultimately want to sleep on it for the better part of a decade.
The next thing you’ll commonly see with most bed-in-box mattresses is free returns inside the trial period. Nest also offers free returns and exchanges, but only after the 30th night of the trial period. So, essentially, you have night 31 to night 99 to return it if you no longer want the mattress for whatever reason. Clearly, the overwhelming majority of people end up keeping their new mattress, otherwise Nest Bedding and others couldn’t afford to offer free returns.
Last up on your new mattress checklist is the warranty. Most companies, such as Casper and Purple, back their mattress with a 10-year warranty. Nest Bedding offers a lifetime warranty on all of their beds—even the Love & Sleep mattress, which is their budget mattress.
Here’s a pretty neat video that Nest produced about the making of one of their mattresses:
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 50% 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.
Given that this is a premium mattress, Nest charges above-average prices, but not by much. In fact, we actually think this is a fairly affordable bed and a great value.
Here’s a breakdown of pricing for the natural version of this mattress (the organic model costs more).
|King / Cal King||$1,599|
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, Black Friday, etc., they tend to offer their steepest discounts. That said, they typically run promotions year-round. The exact promotions change from time to time, but you click here to see current specials/discounts on Nest’s website.
If you just glance at the Nest Hybrid Latex Mattress, you can tell it’s not the typical online bed. And by that I mean, it’s not a three-layer memory foam mattress that’s primarily targeting college students and people on a tight budget. It’s a well-built, premium mattress that you will (hopefully) actually look forward to sleeping on.
In terms of the actual construction of the mattress, it has five separate layers and measures over 12” thick in total.
The bottom layer is the bedrock for the mattress and is comprised of a dense, firm layer of latex foam. Next are 7” pocketed coils, which tend to do a better job at limiting motion transfer than traditional innerspring units. On top of that is a 3” layer of dunlop latex foam. In the image below, we cut the mattress open to test out the latex foam.
The exact density and feel of the latex foam will change depending on which firmness level you select (more on that below). Bringing it all together is a soft, quilted organic cotton cover that not only looks nice, but also feels like a giant pillow, which most people seem to quite enjoy.
Like the Nest Latex Mattress, the Hybrid Latex Mattress is offered in two different versions. There’s the all-natural model and the certified organic model. The difference between the two is the exact components used within the mattress and the certifications that accompany those components.
The natural model uses OEKO-TEX certified latex foam while the organic model uses GOLS certified latex foam. There really isn’t much of a practical difference between the two models (they both feel pretty much the same), but it’s nice that Nest gives you more options.
The Hybrid Latex Mattress is offered in more than one firmness level. For the natural version, you can choose between Plush, Medium, and Firm. And for the organic version, you can choose between Plush (which includes an extra topper and costs more), Medium, and Firm.
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. Therefore, we can’t say exactly how firm you will interpret the bed to be, but we can give you a pretty accurate range.
As for how the mattress feels, well, it’s more neutral and airy (i.e. no stuck-in-the-mud feeling). As mentioned above, the bed kind of feels like one big pillow. It’s very comfortable—almost dangerously comfortable.
This mattress will indeed be just fine for strict side sleepers. It offers a heck of a lot of pressure relief and is one of those mattresses that’s immediately comfortable.
We actually think the Medium firmness level is the way to go. It’s soft enough for most side sleepers, but not too soft for when you want to switch positions. Of course, if you want extra plush, extra soft then you might consider the Plush versions, but we think most people will be happier with Medium option.
The Firm model is the way to go. The Medium option is probably a bit too soft for strict back and/or stomach sleepers.
You really 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.
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 pretty much effortless.
The only models that we can’t recommend for combo sleepers is the Plush models. Those really are for side sleepers only.
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.
Also, keep in mind that how hot or cold a mattress sleeps is affected by numerous things beyond just the material makeup of the bed. For example, firmer beds tend to sleep cooler than softer beds because less of the mattress is in contact with your body. We mention this because petite individuals will almost certainly experience this mattress to be cooler than a heavier person will.
The short answer is yes. 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 7” coils, resilient latex foam, and 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 spring/hybrid mattresses when they’re shopping for a new bed.
Maybe. 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.
Does this mattress match your feel and firmness preferences? We’d probably guess the answer is yes for both of those since the feel is so accommodating and there are three different firmness levels to choose from.
How’s the edge support and motion transfer? We haven’t covered that yet, but they’re both very important so let’s dive in.
What is edge support and why should you care? Edge support is all about how strong the perimeter of the bed is and it’s of greater concern to couples sharing a queen or full size mattress.
If you have two people on a smaller mattress, sleeping space becomes the hottest commodity around. As such, you’ll want to be able to get the edges of the bed without feeling like you’re going to roll off. 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 is important when one partner is active in their sleep or frequently gets up in the middle of the night. Fortunately, this mattress is surprisingly good at limiting motion transfer.
As you can see, the water moves around a little, but not much, especially considering this mattress has coils.
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 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.
How did the Slumber Yard get this mattress?
|We were sent the Hybrid Latex Mattress by Nest Bedding so that we could review it. 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.|
Where are Nest Bedding products made?
|They’re made in the United States.|
Does Nest offer financing?
|Yes. They use a company called Affirm, which is used by many other mattress companies.|