Hand-crafted with memory foam and encased coils, the hybrid mattress from Luft aims to bridge the gap between foam and pocketed coil technology for a sleeping experience that’s as pressure-relieving as it is supportive.
Today, I put this hybrid through a series of rigorous tests to see how it sleeps and figure out whether or not it could be the perfect mattress for you.
Continue reading below for my full review of the Luft Hybrid mattress. Don’t have time to read it all? Click here to skip to the bottom and check out my review summary.
As I mentioned up top, this Luft mattress is a hybrid, which means it’s built with both foam and coil layers. The interplay between the different materials is intended to satisfy a wide range of sleepers, from those who like more of a sinking feel all the way to sleepers who can only snooze when there’s a little bounce to their bed.
To see whether the Luft pulls this off, let’s dive right into the mattress and inspect its different layers.
Cover – The cover is constructed from a mix of polyester and viscose, a plant-based material most similar to cotton. This blend makes for a fabric that’s both soft and stretchy. The material is quilted with 2” of gel-infused foam as well as an additional inch of fiber, which provides the sleeper with immediate comfort and pressure relief.
Comfort Layer – Below the cover, you’ll find 1” of graphite infused memory foam. This layer extends the pressure relief of the quilted cover and produces some pleasant body contouring. The graphite infusion is meant to counteract the overheating of the memory foam to keep things nice and cool.
Transition Layer – Next up, you’ll encounter 2” of high-density polyfoam, which acts as a transition between the soft foam top layers and coil system below.
Support Layer – The support layer is constructed of a pocketed coil system. These coils are individually wrapped, which helps to isolate motion and encourage solid air flow throughout the mattress. I should note that this section is “zoned,” meaning that the supportive bounce of the layer will target typical problem areas (i.e. the shoulders, hips and lumbar region).
Foundation Layer – And finally we’ve got the base layer of the bed, which is built with an inch of high-density polyfoam. This section acts as the foundation for the mattress and gives it some durability and structure.
After taking a look at the construction of the Luft Hybrid, let’s chat about the firmness and feel. I started off by applying light hand pressure to the mattress and found that I was immediately interacting with the quilted cover and soft foam top layers. While my hand sank snugly into these sections, I did experience some bouncy support from the pocketed coil system once I pressed in further.
At this point I’d like to note that people of different body types and shapes will feel firmness differently. Rather than giving just my opinion on the overall firmness level of the Luft Hybrid, I enlisted three other people to give their opinion as well. This will give you a better sense of the firmness range you can expect from the mattress.
As you can see in the graph above, my testers were pretty much in agreement, landing on an average firmness rating of 6.6. When compared to the industry standard of 6.5 for medium firmness, it’s pretty clear that the Luft Hybrid is a fairly firm bed.
I personally gave the hybrid a firmness rating of 6. While the quilted cover and top foam layers do provide some sinking and body contouring, this softness is alleviated pretty quickly by the supportive pocketed coil system. This layer lifts the sleeper up and out of the bed, ensuring that they’ll never feel stuck in the mattress. This is great for a wide range of sleepers, but especially for back and stomach sleepers who benefit from some extra firmness.
Rather than just describing the feel of the Luft Hybrid to you, I wanted to give a visual representation of where someone may feel pressure points form while lying on it. To do this, I placed a pressure map on top of the mattress and lied on my back, side, and stomach. You can see the results on the image below where pressure is represented from blue (low pressure) to red (high pressure).
Back – Lying on my back, the first thing I felt was the quilted cover filling in the space at my lumbar region, which provided some immediate pressure relief. My weight was evenly distributed and I didn’t feel stuck in this position.
Side – Rolling onto my side, I didn’t really notice any pressure forming at my shoulders and hips, typical problem areas for most side-sleepers. As you can see in the graphic, the zoned coil system did an incredible job of supporting me in this position.
Stomach – On my stomach, I felt some nice support and noticed that my hips were in alignment with my shoulders. I should note that it was fairly easy to shift between all three of these positions and that the results from the pressure map test are some of the best I’ve seen. This tells me that the zoned system does exactly what it sets out to do—namely, that it targets pressure relief to different parts of the body in specialized ways.
If you plan on sharing your bed with a partner, you’ll want to know what it’ll feel like when the other person crawls out of bed in the morning or tosses around at night. This next test is intended to demonstrate the intensity of motion that is detectable from one side of the mattress to the other.
To illustrate this motion transfer, I dropped a 10 lb. steel ball from heights of 4 inches, 8 inches and 12 inches and measured the disturbance it caused: the bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance.
The Luft Hybrid shows an average amount of disturbance for the 4 inch drop, which simulates someone rolling around and adjusting their position on the other side of the bed. The 8 and 12 inch drops show larger spikes in movement, but nothing too extreme. This tells me that the bed is fairly average at containing movement. In this way, the Luft is similar to traditional innerspring mattresses, which transfer motion easily throughout the structure.
When buying a new bed, most people want to know whether they’ll feel like they’re sinking “into” the mattress or laying “on top” of it. To visualize this sinkage, I placed four balls of varying sizes and densities (a 6 lb medicine ball, a 10 lb steel ball, a 50 lb medicine ball, and a 100 lb medicine ball) on the mattress and measured how much they compressed the surface.
The variations in size, weight and density are meant to simulate different body parts and different sized sleepers.
- 6 lb medicine ball: 2 inches of sinkage.
- 10 lb steel ball: 2.5 inches of sinkage.
- 50 lb medicine ball: 5 inches of sinkage.
- 100 lb medicine ball: 6.5 inches of sinkage.
This is more sinkage than I was expecting, but isn’t that surprising given the quilted cover and softer foam top layers. Even for the softness up top and the body contouring of the graphite infused memory foam layer, the pocketed coils do a great job of positioning the sleeper on top of the bed.
If you’re going to share your bed with a partner and need to use the entire surface area of the mattress, it’s going to be crucial for you to consider the amount of edge support it’ll provide.
When lying near the edge of the bed, I felt as supported as I did in the center. While there was a bit of compression through the top foam layers, I was secure and didn’t feel like I’d roll out of the bed.
Rolling onto my side, I continued to feel supported at the edge. Once again, there was some compression through the top layers, but the lift from the pocketed coil system helped to make me feel solid.
In this position, I wanted to simulate what it would feel like to be sitting on the bed in the morning when you’re lacing up your shoes and getting ready for the day. A lot of foam mattresses experience severe compression in this position, but the Luft Hybrid actually held up really well.
- Sleep Trial: 100 nights.
- Warranty: 10 years.
- Shipping: Free, arrives compressed in a box.
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SIZE AND PRICING INFORMATION
If you’re convinced the Luft Hybrid is the right mattress for you, the size and pricing information for the mattress are below. Be sure to use the code SLEEPOPOLIS to save $100 on your Luft purchase!
|Twin||38" x 75" x 14.5"||85 lbs||$749|
|Twin XL||38" x 80" x 14.5"||95 lbs||$799|
|Full||54" x 75" x 14.5"||115 lbs||$949|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 14.5"||135 lbs||$1,249|
|King||76" x 80" x 14.5"||165 lbs||$1,499|
|California King||72" x 84" x 14.5"||165 lbs||$1,499|
Now that we’ve taken a closer look at the Luft Hybrid mattress, it’s time to discuss who it’d be a good fit for.
- Looking for value – The Luft Hybrid offers a great value for the quality. There’s a fantastic amount of tech infused into this mattress, so you’re guaranteed to get a lot of bang for your buck.
- Want a traditional innerspring feel – Thanks to the supportive coil system, this hybrid gives off a strong innerspring feel. This could be good for sleepers looking for a more traditional bed.
- Great bounce – For those in search of some quality bounce, this hybrid would be an excellent option. The individually wrapped coils provide plenty of boost and help to keep the sleeper lifted on top of the bed.