In the market for a natural latex mattress, but don’t want to spend a crazy amount of money? Nest Bedding has just released a mattress with hopes of solving this problem. Say hello to the Nest Latex Hybrid mattress.
But does the new Latex Hybrid mattress from Nest have what it takes to pass the rigors of the Sleepopolis tests? Continue reading below to find out!
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The Nest Bedding Hybrid Latex mattress is 12″ thick and constructed from 3 separate layers. This mattress is available in both medium and firm as well as a split top. For this review, we will focus mainly on the medium model.
- Top layer (cooling + comfort) – 2″ of wool. The top layer of this mattress is designed to help keep the sleeper cool as well as providing a degree of softness upon initial contact with the mattress.
- Middle layer (comfort + pressure relief) – 3″ of all natural Dunlop latex foam. This layer is designed to provide both comfort and pressure relief for the sleeper. The latex has great bounce, response, sleeps cool, and works well as a transitional layer into the pocketed coil base below.
- Bottom layer (support) – 7″ of 5 zone pocketed coils. These coils act to provide support and deep compression support for the sleeper as well as the foundational support for the mattress as a whole. The 5 zones work to provide higher levels of support where you need them and less where you don’t.
The Queen size latex hybrid has 1,100 individually wrapped coils.
The cover of the Nest latex hybrid mattress is made from organic cotton and has an inner lining of wool. Wool is a natural temperature regulator, meaning it has the ability to pull heat away from the sleeper and help maintain a cooler sleeping surface.
The organic cotton and wool combo also aids in providing a softer initial feel. As you first lie down on the mattress the organic cotton and 2″ layer of wool will add a degree of softness without taking away from the latex’s supportive characteristics. In addition, the organic cotton has a high level of breathability. Therefore, air is easily able to make its way in and out of the mattress.
Aesthetically speaking, the cover has more of a traditional look. The off-white color scheme on top blends well with the brown side panels, bringing together a classic, yet sleek look. One of the notable features about the cover of this mattress is the ability to remove the top half and change the firmness level. Running along the perimeter of the mattress is a brass zipper, which can be fully unzipped for easy access to the top layer of latex.
This cover also contains 4 handles. These handles are extremely helpful when trying to move around the mattress.
Firmness, Feel, & Support
The Nest Hybrid Latex mattress is offered in a medium, firm, and split top. This allows Nest to reach more sleepers with varying firmness levels. During my sleep test, I had the opportunity to test out the medium and firm levels. The medium came in at a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale (10 being the most firm). The firm landed closer to the end of the firmness scale at an 9 out of 10.
For starters, the Nest latex hybrid mattress has a great balance between sinkage and hug. The 3″ of latex backed by 7″ of zoned, pocketed coils did a very good job of relieving me of any pressure points my body tried to create. The latex has a high level of push back, helping to support sleepers of all sizes while providing a good level of pressure relief via the targeted firmness levels and quilted wool cover.
In contrast to Nest’s Alexander memory foam hybrid mattress, the latex hybrid does not create as much of a hug or pronounced contour around your body. Instead, this mattress offers more of a rounded contour, meaning both your body and the area around your body will experience a similar level of sinkage.
When it comes to support, the Nest latex hybrid is nothing short of impressive. Throughout my sleeping test I slept in virtually every position imaginable. Not once did I feel as if my spine was out of alignment. Even as a lighter sleeper I was still able to engage with the latex instead of floating on top.
As I slept on my stomach, I felt the mattress adjust to where my weight was distributed. Needing more support near my lower back was not an issue. The 5 zones of pocketed coils below the latex helped to provide support right where I needed it most. There was no difference as I rolled over to my back or side. Each position felt equally supported from head to toe.
The bounce of this mattress is another notable feature. The latex is extremely responsive and teams up quite well with the coils below. Keep in mind, this bounce does tend to create a little more motion transfer than you would see with an all foam mattress. By no means is the motion unbearable, but if you sleep with a partner you will be able to feel them change positions during the night. That said, amorous activities are much more enjoyable thanks to the bounce created by this mattress. In addition to the bounce, the edge support of this mattress is also well above average.
All in all, the Nest Hybrid Latex mattress is another quality product created by Nest Bedding. The overall comfort level in addition to the balanced levels of support, pressure relief, cooling, and exceptional bounce make this mattress one of the most well rounded latex mattresses we have tested to date.
All mattress reviews on Sleepopolis go through the following series of sinkage and hug tests. These tests can help you understand how a mattress will feel and contour around your body.
- Lying on back – as I lied normally on my back with my weight spread even across the mattress, I saw 1-2″ of sinkage.
- Lying on side – while lying on my side, I saw 1.5-2.25″ of sinkage.
- Sitting on edge (conservative) – as I sat on the edge with my butt slightly further back on the mattress I saw 3-3.5″ of sinkage.
- Sitting on edge (aggressive) – while sitting in a more aggressive position with all of my weight on the direct edge of the mattress I saw 3.5-4″ of sinkage.
- Standing in the middle – while standing in the middle of the mattress with all of my weight in one spot, I saw 4.5-5″ of sinkage.
Keep in mind, sinkage will vary based upon body weight. As a reference point, I weigh 140 pounds.
|Split California King||$2,598|
- Shipping – free shipping within the US, most orders will arrive in less than 7 days, compressed in a box
- Warranty – 20 years
- Trial Period – 100 nights
- Discounts – $100 off with code LATEX100
- Made in the USA
I would recommend the Nest Bedding Hybrid Latex mattress to sleepers who:
- Want a medium, very firm, or split feel – the medium version of this mattress comes in at a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale (10 being the most firm). It is also available in a firm version, which lands closer to an 9 out of 10. As an added benefit, Nest created a split top version of this mattress as well so sleepers have the option of having one side medium and one side firm, great for couples with varying needs.
- Want a latex hybrid mattress – made from a combination of wool, all natural Dunlop latex, and zoned pocketed coils, the Nest latex hybrid mattress provides a beautiful balance of cooling, pressure relief, support, and overall comfort.
- Want exceptional bounce – the combination of latex + coils results in a high degree of bounce. For motion transfer this is less than ideal, however, for amorous activities the Nest Hybrid Latex does extremely good. Great push back, response, and bounce make this a great performer for sexually active couples.
- Want more natural materials – made from natural latex, wool, and an organic cotton cover, this mattress is one of the more natural products we have tested thus far, especially at this price point.
For more information on the Nest Hybrid Latex mattress visit NestBedding.com.