On a mission to debunk the myth that there’s one perfect bed for all sleepers, Nest Bedding has created a line full of varied mattresses. They span everything from eco-friendly models to all-foam beds all the way to diverse hybrids.
Today, I’m taking a look at the Nest Bedding Hybrid Latex, one of the brand’s newer mattresses that combines the bounce of latex foam with the support of pocketed coils for a unique sleeping experience. I’m putting this hybrid to the test to find out exactly how comfortable it is and whether or not it could be the bed of your dreams.
I should note that this mattress comes in two different makes: medium and firm. For the purpose of this review, I’m looking at the medium model, so if you like what you see but prefer a firmer bed, know that there’s an option out there for you.
Continue reading below for my full review of the Nest Bedding Hybrid Latex mattress. Don’t have time to read it all? Click here to skip to the bottom and check out my review summary.
The eco-friendly Nest Bedding Hybrid Latex is built with layers of organic cotton, all-natural Talalay latex foam and pocketed coils, stacking up to an impressive 13” of comfort. The interaction between the foam and coils should create a dynamic interplay of bounce and support, which will keep the sleeper lifted on top of the mattress and feeling plenty of pressure relief.
To see how the hybrid pulls this off, let’s take a peek inside its layers.
FYI: While you won’t see it in this version, Nest is more than happy to swap a memory foam layer in for the latex layer if you would prefer a more contouring feel.
Cover – The cover is made up of organic cotton. It’s soft to the touch and snaps back into place quickly, ensuring that it won’t bunch up when you move around at night. The fabric is also quilted with wool, which provides some immediate relief and comfort to the sleeper.
Comfort Layer – The comfort layer is comprised of 3” of all-natural Talalay latex foam. This material has a quick response to pressure, imbuing the mattress with some quality bounce. While you’ll sink a bit into the soft latex, you’re not likely to feel stuck in this section, which is great for people who want to feel like they’re sleeping on top of their bed. Latex is also known for its cooling properties, so you won’t overheat while taking a nap on this mattress.
Support Layer – Below the latex section, you’ll find 8” of pocketed coils. This system extends the bounce of the comfort layer into the rest of the mattress and helps to lift the sleeper up and out of the bed. These coils are individually wrapped, which means they’re great at isolating motion, so you’re not likely to feel your bed mate moving around at night. I should add that the space between the coils is also fantastic for airflow, which aids in keeping things cool.
Base Layer – And finally, at the bottom of the mattress we have 1” of high-density poly foam. This layer acts as the foundation of the bed and gives the coils something to spring off of.
After taking a look at the construction of the Nest Bedding Hybrid Latex, let’s chat about the firmness and feel. I started off by applying light hand pressure to the mattress and was immediately interacting with the super soft quilted cover. My hand sank into this layer quite nicely and I felt some pleasant relief from the wool. Pressing in further, I encountered the bounce of the latex foam and pocketed coils, which lifted me up and out of the bed.
Since feel is such a varied and personal thing, I thought I’d ask three other people to join me in the studio to test out the firmness of this hybrid. Once they reported their findings back to me, I compiled them alongside my own on the graph below.
As sleepers of different sizes and body types will of course experience firmness differently, the variety of responses here should give you a good sense of the firmness range you can expect from the Nest Bedding Hybrid Latex.
As you can see in the graph above, my testers were pretty much in agreement about the firmness of the hybrid, giving it an average rating of 6.4. When compared to the industry standard of 6.5 for medium firmness, it’s clear that this bed is medium firm.
I personally gave the bed a 6, finding it to be just a touch softer than medium firm. While you’ll feel some slight sinking from the cover and comfort layer, the latex and pocketed coils do a wonderful job of lifting the sleeper up and out of the structure so they never feel stuck in the bed. This is great for a variety of sleepers, but particularly beneficial for back and stomach sleepers or those who change positions in the night.
Rather than just describing the feel of the Nest Bedding Hybrid Latex 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 in this position, I felt a great deal of pressure relief. The quilted cover filled in the space at my lower back and the latex foam lifted me on top of the mattress and helped keep my spine in a healthy alignment. The combined bounce of the two layers also made it easy to shift positions.
Side – As you can clearly see in the graphic above, the lack of give from the latex comfort layer caused pressure to form at my shoulders and hips once I rolled onto my side. I didn’t experience too much discomfort, but it is something for side sleepers to consider as they’ll want to go for a bed that alleviates tension at these typical problem areas.
Stomach – And finally on my stomach, I continued to experience pleasant relief. I didn’t feel any pressure forming at my chest, nor did I feel my hips sinking too far into the mattress. The latex helped to keep my body in alignment, which is important for stomach sleepers. I’ll note that if you’re a bit heavier and prefer to sleep on your stomach, you may want to consider the firmer version of this mattress to make sure that you don’t sink in too much.
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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.
These results are pretty average for a hybrid made up of latex foam and pocketed coils. Both of these materials have a ton of bounce, so it’ll be easy to discern movement across the surface of the mattress. While the individually wrapped coils do a decent job of isolating motion, you’re still likely to feel your partner moving around at night or getting out of bed in the morning.
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: 1.5 inches of sinkage.
- 10 lb steel ball: 2 inches of sinkage.
- 50 lb medicine ball: 4 inches of sinkage.
- 100 lb medicine ball: 5.5 inches of sinkage.
These results are about what I expected from the mattress. While you’ll experience some sinkage with the soft quilted cover and latex foam comfort layer, the pocketed coil system is going to do a fantastic job of lifting you up and out of the bed so you’ll never feel too stuck. This is one of the benefits of a hybrid design, which here marries pressure-relieving sinkage with bounce for an all-encompassing sleeping experience.
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.
Lying on my back near the side of the bed, I felt as supported as I did in the center. As I inched closer to the edge, I began to notice some slight compression through the quilted cover and latex foam layer but, as you can see in the photo, the pocketed coils stayed strong and kept me feeling solid in this position.
As you’ll note in the image above, once I turned onto my side, I again felt some compression through the quilted cover and latex foam layer. These soft materials contoured slightly to my body, providing immediate relief to my hips and shoulders. That being said, I didn’t feel insecure in this position at the edge, as the pocketed coil system continued to lift me up and out of the bed.
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. As you’ll notice, my feet didn’t even touch the floor while sitting on the side, which tells me this hybrid has fantastic edge support.
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SIZE AND PRICING INFORMATION
If you’re convinced the Nest Hybrid Latex is the right mattress for you, the size and pricing information for the mattress are below. Please note that these prices reflect standard pricing, but you can save $100 by using the code LATEX100!
|Twin||39" x 75" x 13"||$1,199|
|Twin XL||39" x 80" x 13"||$1,299|
|Full||54" x 75" x 13"||$1,499|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 13"||$1,599|
|King||76" x 80" x 13"||$1,899|
|California King||72" x 84" x 13"||$1,899|
Now that we’ve taken a closer look at the Nest Bedding Hybrid Latex mattress, it’s time to discuss who it’d be a good fit for.
- Want bounce – If you like a mattress with some bounce, look no further than the Nest Bedding Hybrid Latex. The combination of latex foam and pocketed coils produce a lovely buoyant lift throughout the structure, which will make it easy to change positions and get out of bed in the morning.
- Looking to sleep cool – This hybrid would also be a great choice for anyone looking to sleep cool. Not only does latex feature its own set of cooling properties, but the individually wrapped coils encourage plenty of airflow throughout the mattress.
- Preference toward natural materials – With organic cotton in the cover and all-natural Talalay latex in the comfort layer, this is one of the most natural mattresses I’ve see and should please even the most stringently eco-friendly sleepers.
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