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Tuft & Needle Hybrid Review

Tuft & Needle Hybrid Review

A detailed analysis and review of the new hybrid mattress from Tuft & Needle.

Last Updated: January 5, 2021

Matt Ross

If you're familiar with the online mattress industry, you've probably come across the name Tuft & Needle before. The company was one of the early pioneers of the bed-in-a-box model and subsequently built-up quite the name for themselves. In recent years, the company was acquired by the bedding giant Serta Simmons and has continually released new products. In this review, we cover their latest innovation, the Tuft & Needle Hybrid mattress.

Who Is This Best For?

Individuals seeking a comfortable yet supportive hybrid mattress

All types of sleepers, including back, stomach and side

Who Won’t Love It?

Shoppers with a budget under $1,000

Sleepers seeking a particularly soft or firm bed

Tuft And Needle Hybrid Review

Tuft and Needle is arguably one of the top five bed in a box mattress brands, and you’ve likely seen one of their commercials mentioning their high ratings for the flagship Tuft and Needle Mattress. We think it’s popular because it’s so accommodating, but there was one thing it lacked — the additional support of pocketed coils. Alas, Tuft and Needle Hybrid was born. It boasts a similar neutral feel as the original mattress, with extra durability and bounce. In this review, we’ll discuss the Tuft and Needle Hybrid and the types of sleepers we think will love it most.

For help navigating our review (we know they can be a little lengthy), we’ve included jump-to links below so you can skip around to any part you’d like.

Honest Tuft & Needle Hybrid Review Video

We’ve put together a video review which covers the major pros and cons of the brand’s new hybrid mattress. Or, continue on below for our full-length Tuft and Needle Hybrid review.

Hybrid Mattress Construction

To put it simply, the Tuft and Needle Hybrid is a quality mattress. It’s composed of six different layers (including two layers of coils) that total 12″ thick. This isn’t your typical bed-in-a-box. You can tell Tuft & Needle thought carefully about the design.

Here’s a quick summary of each layer, starting from the bottom:

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The Tuft and Needle Hybrid consists of six different layers
  • Dense support foam: This serves as a stable foundation for the bed.
  • 6″ Pocketed Coils: This is the true support structure for the mattress.
  • T&N Adaptive Foam: This acts a soft transition from the supportive coils below.
  • 1″ Transition coils: This layer provides even more support near the top of the bed.
  • T&N Adaptive Foam: This is the company’s famous proprietary foam that serves as the proper comfort layer for the mattress.
  • Quilted pillow top with open-cell foam: This gives the bed a sleek look and adds an extra element of comfort.

We should also add that the open-cell foam quilted within the cover and the top layer of Adaptive foam are infused with carbon fiber, graphite and ceramic gel beds. The carbon fiber is included for durability and the graphite and gel beads help draw heat away from your body.

Mattress Cover

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An overhead look at the Tuft and Needle Hybrid

Lastly, although the quilted cover is technically removable, the company recommends you do not do so. If the cover gets dirty, spot clean the dirty area with a mild detergent and water.

Tuft And Needle Hybrid Feel And Firmness

Tuft and Needle designed its Hybrid mattress to please a wide variety of sleepers. In other words, it’s not too soft (not ideal for back sleepers) or too firm (not ideal for side sleepers). We give the mattress a medium designation in terms of firmness.

Keep in mind, firmness is a highly subjective topic. The biggest determinant of firmness usually correlates with body size. For example, heavy individuals (250+ pounds) would likely rate the T&N Hybrid around a medium-soft, while a smaller person (150 pounds or less) would probably think it belongs closer to a medium-firm rating.

Overall, the mattress has what we consider to be a neutral-foam feel. After all, the company uses its special T&N Adaptive Foam for the comfort layers on all of its mattresses. However, the Tuft & Needle Hybrid does feel a little different than its sister mattresses. First, the bed incorporates two layers of coils so you will notice a little bit of bounce not found on the other T&N beds.

Second, the quilted pillow top and top comfort layer on the Hybrid model somehow combine to create a slight sense of memory foam. In fact, Jeff on our team, thought the bed contained a layer of memory foam when he laid on the mattress for the first time. Overall, we think it’s a very comfortable mattress.

Responsiveness

Plus, the bed is pretty responsive. As you can see below, between the coils and T&N Adaptive Foam, the bed pops back into shape quickly after pressure is released. This is good news for people who are considered active sleepers. It’s much easier to switch between sleeping positions on responsive beds because you don’t feel like you’re trapped in the mattress.

Temperature

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Although the company likes to play up the graphite and gel-beads that are infused in the top layers of the bed, we wouldn’t consider the Tuft & Needle Hybrid to be a cooling mattress. The bed is not cool-to-the-touch and does not actively cool you down throughout the night. However, to be fair, we also don’t think you’ll warm up on the bed throughout the night either.

All in all, we’d consider Tuft and Needle Hybrid to be temperature neutral. To learn more about how temperature affects mattresses and sleep have a look at our page about how we grade temperature in mattresses.

Tuft And Needle Hybrid Mattress Sleeper Types

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Combo Sleepers

The Tuft & Needle Hybrid is an excellent option for all types of sleepers. This includes people who sleep on their back, stomach and side, as well as folks who rotate between the three. The mattress offers sleepers the best of both worlds. You get a little pressure relief, yet you still feel properly supported in all positions.

Back And Stomach Sleepers

The two layers of coils provide the necessary resistance and reinforcement back and stomach sleepers need. Individuals who favor these positions will find their hip and core areas stay properly aligned with the rest of their body (i.e. your mid-section doesn’t dip too far down into the bed).

Side Sleepers

The mattress is also comfortable for side sleepers. The pillow top and T&N Adaptive foam are forgiving and provide a good amount of pressure relief. When you’re on your side, you don’t feel as if the mattress is digging into your pressure points (i.e. hips and shoulders) at all.

Tuft & Needle Hybrid Mattress Body Type Analysis

tuft and needle hybrid review durability

In addition to all sleeper types, the Tuft and Needle Hybrid also accommodates people of all shapes and sizes. The bed is built to support people ranging from 100 to 300 pounds. If you fall above this weight range, check out our list of the best beds for obese people.

Petite To Average Individuals

Because the mattress is designed to support people all the way down to 100 pounds, it is an excellent choice for petite individuals who won’t find the bed to be too firm thanks to the pillow top and adaptive foam.

In addition, the vast majority of online beds accommodate folks who are of small or average size and the T&N Hybrid is no different. With the Tuft & Needle Hybrid, you don’t have to worry about your weight.

Heavy Individuals

We feel comfortable recommending this mattress to larger folks given its dual coil construction. Historically, beds with coils last longer and are more supportive than beds that are composed entirely of foam. This level of durability and support is key for big individuals given they exert a lot more force on mattresses compared to smaller size individuals.

Hybrid Mattress Considerations For Couples

Two other attributes you’ll want to consider before making a final decision on a new mattress are edge support and motion isolation. These topics aren’t so important if you sleep alone, but they’re relevant if you share your bed with a partner.

Edge Support

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The Tuft & Needle Hybrid provides solid edge support

Couples will want a bed with solid edge support that doesn’t compress all the much around the edges so that both individuals can spread out without feeling like they’re about to roll-off. Luckily, the Tuft & Needle Hybrid performs well in this category. Our testing team didn’t notice any issues whatsoever.

Motion Isolation

Motion isolation refers to how well a bed deadens movement that originates from the other person sleeping in the bed. While the Tuft and Needle Hybrid isn’t as good as its sister all-foam beds, it still gets a thumbs up. In our Tuft and Needle Hybrid review, we found the quilted pillow top and T&N Adaptive foam do a good job of muffling the bounce from the coils.

Tuft And Needle Hybrid Price

Generally speaking, Tuft & Needle is known as a budget mattress brand. That’s how the company made its name. However, that doesn’t necessarily hold true with the Tuft and Needle Hybrid. This bed is the company’s first endeavor into the more premium or luxury segment. With that in mind, here’s how pricing breaks down by size.

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin$895
Twin XL$995
Full$1,295
Queen$1,495
King / Cal King$1,745

The prices are on par with other premium hybrid mattresses on the market. For example, the price of the Tuft & Needle Hybrid lands between its two primary competitors – the Casper Hybrid and Leesa Hybrid. Bottom line, if you’re looking for a quality coil mattress that will last for 7+ years, you’re going to have to spend a little more than you would for a standard three layer all-foam bed. With that said, there are more affordable hybrid mattresses on the market, which you can check out here.

Does Tuft And Needle Offer Hybrid Mattress Discounts?

The good news is that Tuft & Needle does offer discounts on beds from time to time. Promotions are usually in the $100-$150 range. Check the green discount box on your screen to check current pricing and discounts.

Verdict: Tuft And Needle Hybrid Mattress Review

There’s not many negatives you can find with this bed, all things considered. It’s solid in almost every respect. The mattress has a durable construction, it’s supportive and we think most people will enjoy its feel. The bed also comfortably accommodates sleepers of all shapes and sizes regardless of whether they primarily sleep on their back, stomach or side.

Really, the only downside with the Tuft & Needle Hybrid is its price. At the end of the day, there are more affordable hybrid mattresses available on the market. Still, if you’re simply looking for a quality hybrid mattress from a respected, big-name brand, it’s tough to go wrong with the Tuft & Needle Hybrid.

All Tuft & Needle Mattresses

Besides the hybrid mattress, which we discussed at length in this review, the company also offers three other all-foam beds in a good-better-best model. Here’s a quick note regarding each one:

  • Entry-level foam mattress (Nod): This bed is an Amazon exclusive product. It’s 8″ thick and extremely affordable (queen size costs less than $400). The company recently introduced a hybrid version of this mattress as well.
  • Standard foam mattress (Original): This bed is what started it all for the company. It has a neutral foam feel, accommodates sleepers in all positions and is available for a moderate price.
  • Premium foam mattress (Mint): The company’s luxury foam mattress is an excellent choice for side sleepers in particular.

The Tuft & Needle Hybrid is the company’s most intricate and durable mattress. Accordingly, as you saw in this review, it carries a higher price tag than the others.

Other Tuft And Needle Reviews

Other Tuft And Needle Mattress Reviews

  • Amazon Reviews: The Tuft & Needle Hybrid mattress is not for sale on Amazon, however they do sell the Tuft & Needle Nod Hybrid mattress, and it has been reviewed very highly by customers. It’s rated 4.4 of 5 stars overall, with 86% of reviewers giving the mattress 4 or 5 stars.
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    Dillon Lopez

    Combo Sleeper

  • Owen Poole

    Side Sleeper

  • Tharon
    Tharon Green

    Stomach Sleeper

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    Wesley Ott

    Combo Sleeper

Tuft & Needle Company Policies

The Hybrid comes with the same customer policies as the company’s other beds:

  • Trial period: The Tuft & Needle Hybrid has a full 100-night sleep trial. 
  • Warranty policy: Full 10-year warranty. 
  • Shipping: There’s free shipping on the mattress, and it typically arrives within 3-7 days via FedEx.

How Will My Tuft And Needle Hybrid Mattress Arrive?

Company Info

Tuft & Needle Physical Store Locations

  • Gilbert, AZ
  • Glendale, AZ
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Glendale, CA
  • Leawood, KS
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Beaverton, OR
  • Austin, TX
  • Seattle, WA

Tuft & Needle Mattress Contact Information

Tuft And Needle Hybrid Vs

Here’s how the Tuft and Needle Hybrid Mattress stacks up against other hybrid competitors in the industry.

Tuft And Needle Hybrid vs Purple Hybrid

When it comes to a bed in a box, the Tuft and Needle Hybrid and the Purple hybrid mattress share one common factor, and that’s the price point. Both are fairly pricey for a bed-in-a-box, although the Purple mattress is the most expensive of the two, especially when looking at the twin size mattress.

There are two big differences we found in the two mattresses and that’s the feel of each and the temperature regulation. In terms of feel the Tuft & Needle mattress has a soft neutral-foam feel. The Purple beds have a very unique gel-like feel. And in terms of temperature regulation the Tuft & Needle mattress is temperature neutral. That contrasts with Purple mattresses, which allow for a lot of airflow making them preferable for hot sleepers.

Tuft And Needle Hybrid vs Puffy Lux

Pricing is one of the most important factors for many people when looking at mattresses and when comparing the two the Puffy Lux is more affordable, with the price on a queen sized mattress being $300 less without any discounts. Both have a memory foam feel, even though the Tuft & Needle doesn’t use memory foam. Both also sit in the middle of the firmness scale, making them suitable for most types of sleepers. One final difference between the two is the removable cover on the Puffy that can be machine washed and is stain resistant.

Tuft And Needle Hybrid vs Casper Hybrid

When comparing the Tuft and Needle Hybrid vs Casper Hybrid mattresses it’s difficult to say which one comes out on top. Other than price, which finds Casper to be more affordable, the two mattresses are quite similar. At the end of the day the differences between the two are small points. One of those is the slight memory foam feel you get from the Tuft & Needle Hybrid, even though it doesn’t contain any memory foam. The other is the dual layers of coils in the Tuft & Needle mattress that gives additional support at a more localized level. Like we said, they are minor differences.

FAQs

How did The Slumber Yard acquire the Tuft & Needle Hybrid mattress?

The company sent us this mattress for free so that we could test it. However, that doesn’t mean it influenced the opinions and thoughts expressed throughout this review. We pride ourselves on producing unbiased content that is helpful for consumers. We are a completely independent reviews website.

Where does Tuft & Needle ship their products?

The company ships within the United States. Shipping to the lower 48 states is free. If you live in Hawaii or Alaska, the company charges an additional fee.

Do I need a special frame for the Tuft & Needle Hybrid?

No, the mattress works with most bed frames and foundations. The key thing you’ll need is a foundation that provides sturdy, even support. In other words, your foundation should have no give or flex.

Does it have a safety certification?

Yes, the foams inside the mattress are CertiPUR-US certified. This means the materials are safe and free from any harmful chemicals or gasses.

Are Tuft & Needle products available to test in stores?

Yes, but it largely depends on where you live. Tuft & Needle products are available to purchase in select Walmart and Lowe’s locations throughout the United States. Be sure to check the company’s website for more information.

How firm is Tuft & Needle Hybrid?

It’s around a “medium” or a 5/10, meaning you shouldn’t find it too soft or firm. It’s really designed to work for all sleeping positions.

Is the Tuft & Needle Hybrid a memory foam mattress?

Although the mattress does have a memory foam feel to it, there is no actual memory foam used in the construction of the Tufts & Needle Hybrid.

What type of sleeper is the Tuft & Needle mattress best for?

Because it has a medium firmness all three types of sleepers – back, side, and stomach – will find the T&N Hybrid to be a good choice. Back and stomach sleepers will find plenty of support for spinal alignment, while side sleepers will get pressure relief from the adaptive foam and pillow layers.