Nest Bedding steps it up a notch when it comes to its mattress offerings, with a line of diverse mattresses that span from eco-friendly models to all-foam beds and hybrid options. Nest recently gave its hybrid-style bed a makeover, so we’ll be looking at this one today!
The Nest Bedding Hybrid Latex mattress combines the bounce of latex foam with the support of pocketed coils for a unique sleeping experience. It comes in three firmness options — soft, firm, and medium — yet, for simplicity’s sake, I’ll only be trying out the medium version.
Continue reading below for my entire Nest Bedding Hybrid Latex review. If you don’t have time to read it all, don’t sweat it. You can click here to skip to the bottom and read a handy review summary.
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Nest isn’t your typical online mattress company. The brand actually began its bedding journey offline, in a retail store in San Francisco, California. Since then, it’s expanded its in-person presence in California and New York, and today you can purchase your very own Nest bed online as well.
Nest Bedding might not be the most popular bed-in-a-box brand on the market, but they are easily one of the most thoughtfully crafted and designed mattresses available today.
The Nest Bedding Hybrid Latex is 13” tall, with layers of organic cotton, all-natural Dunlop latex foam, and pocketed coils. The interaction between foam and coils achieves a nice blend of bounce and support, which keeps you lifted on top of the mattress while still feeling comforting pressure relief.
To see what this looks like, layer by layer, let’s dive into the construction!
Cover – The cover is made with organic cotton, which feels soft to the touch and is also pretty breathable. The cover’s also quilted with 1.75” of latex foam and .25” of wool for extra softness and pressure relief to make it feel like I’m sinking right into the bed.
Comfort Layer – This section is where the bed’s firmness level comes to play in that the density of this foam will be different for the soft and firm options. The comfort layer of the Nest Bedding Hybrid Latex is comprised of 3″ of Dunlop Latex – a type of foam that’s bouncy and breathable. Unlike Talalay, Dunlop is more dense and bouncier than Talalay. Dunlop does a good job of cooling since it doesn’t trap heat like other foams (cough memory foam cough).
Transition Layer – The purpose of this part of the bed is to literally transition you from the soft cover and comfort layer into the firm support section below. The transition layer is comprised of 1” of poly foam, which is typical for many bed-in-a-box beds.
Support Layer – Here is where the hybrid construction comes to play! The support layer of the Nest Hybrid Latex mattress contains 6″ of pocketed coils to provide that bounce and support you might be used to if you’ve ever slept on an innerspring mattress. However, these coils are individually wrapped, so they’ll be better at isolating motion — and you’ll be less likely to feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Foundation Layer – The final layer in this bed is comprised of 1″ HD Poly Foam. This is super firm, and is basically meant to give the coils something to press off of. It doesn’t really affect the overall feel of the mattress.
Now that we’ve looked at the construction of the Nest Bedding Hybrid Latex, let’s chat about the firmness and feel. While feel is always going to be personal, my experience should provide you with a good idea of the firmness range you can expect from the bed.
I started by applying light pressure to the mattress with my hand, and found I was immediately interacting with the super soft quilted cover. My hand sank into this layer quite nicely and I felt some pleasant pressure relief from the wool. As I pressed in further, I encountered the bounce of the latex foam and pocketed coils, which lifted me up and out of the bed.
This mattress has a medium-firm feel, just like Nest has promised. I’d give it a 6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale, as it combines sturdy support and comforting pressure relief. In general, my spine felt well aligned, and I only sank a little bit into the bed when I moved over to my side. Even with this sinkage into the soft cover, my body still feels supported because of the bouncy latex foam and pocketed coil system.
The versatility of medium-firm comfort level typically means this bed will be a good fit for all sleep positions, and especially nice for combo-sleepers who change positions throughout the night. If you’re a strict stomach sleeper, you might need the firm version of this bed so your hips don’t sink too far into the bed. Similarly, a strict side sleeper might do better with a softer bed, which will provide ample cushion to the hips and shoulders.
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Another way to determine how a bed will feel is by looking at pressure, and specifically where pressure points might form when you lie in bed.
I used a pressure map to visualize where these points of tension might pop up. I placed the map on top of the mattress and lied on my back, side, and stomach. You can see the results on the image below, where the pressure is represented from blue (low pressure) to red (high pressure). I’ll talk you through it, too.
Back – On my back, you’ll see that the map shows blue pretty much across the board. This means my weight is evenly distributed and no pressure points are forming. The slight change in color around my hips means there is a touch of pressure there, but none that I could really notice. Even with the sinkage, the latex foam underneath is quite bouncy and allowed me to easily roll over to my side.
Side – Because there is a higher concentration of weight on my side, you’ll see that crop up in my shoulders and hips with a little bit of green on the map. Still, the medium-firmness with a thick foam layer on top supported my hips and shoulders well enough. However, if you’re a strict side sleeper, you might fare better with the soft version of this mattress as it has a plusher feel.
Stomach – Similar to my back, this looks blue all-around, meaning my weight is evenly distributed and the pressure is remaining low. The latex foam ensured my hips didn’t sink too much into the mattress, so I’d say this would be OK for stomach/combo sleepers. However, if you’re a strict belly sleeper or on the heavier side, you might want to look into the firm version of this bed to ensure your hips don’t sink too far into the bed.
Sinkage & Bounce Test
Lastly, when buying a new bed, most people want to know whether they’ll feel like they’re sinking “into” the mattress or lying “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.
Across the board, this is actually more sinkage than I’m used to seeing. This is most likely because of the soft and squishy quilted cover. Even though this intense amount of sinkage would usually result in a “stuck in the bed” type feel, the pocketed coils and latex layer help to keep the sleeper positioned more “on top” of the bed than in it.
I also ran a quick bounce test by throwing the 10 lb steel ball on the mattress. This bed is really bouncy, thanks to the latex foam and the pocketed coils beneath. Overall, high bounce means good mobility. However, it also might mean more motion transfer. Without further ado…
The motion transfer test demonstrates the amount of disturbance that will be detectable from one side of the bed to the other, which is especially important for those of you who share your bed with a partner — especially if they tend to toss and turn a lot, or get in and out of bed at a different time from you.
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. And just a note! Each drop is meant to symbolize a different movement you’re likely to experience in bed, from tossing and turning (4”) to getting out of bed (8”) all the way to full on jumping (12”).
The results? While I did expect there to be a good amount of transfer, due to the bouncy nature of this bed, there wasn’t as much as I thought. This is thanks to the soft, quilted cover, which will dampen some motion. So as long as your partner isn’t super disruptive at night, you won’t have trouble with motion transfer here.
Nest Hybrid vs.
Now, let’s look at how the Nest Hybrid Latex Mattress compares to some of its direct competitors. We’ve chosen two similar brands, Avocado and Zenhaven, and stacked them against the Nest Hybrid Latex.
Avocado Green Mattress
With a similar hybrid construction as the Nest Hybrid Latex, the Avocado Green bed has a few key differences to look out for:
- The Avocado Mattress has a similar build to the Nest Hybrid, with layers of both foam and pocketed coils in its construction.
- One big difference is the Avocado uses a thinner layer of Dunlop foam, so it’ll feel a bit more firm. In general, I’d say the Avocado is a bit firmer than the Nest, thanks also to the lack of a quilted cover up top.
- These beds have very similar price point with both Queens coming in at $1,399.
The Zenhaven mattress is an all-foam, flippable mattress that has some important similarities and differences from the Nest Hybrid Latex mattress.
- This bed is comprised entirely of latex foam, so there are no pocketed coils in its support layer.
- The Zenhaven provides two comfort options in one bed! That’s right — it’s a flippable mattress. One side has a medium-firm feel like the Nest and the other side is firm.
- Talalay latex, versus Dunlop, is featured in the comfort layer. Dunlop is considered springy and a bit denser, while Talalay is bouncy and a little lighter.
- The Zenhaven will do a little bit more damage to your wallet than the Nest Hybrid Latex mattress. The Queen is priced at $1,899.
Now that we’ve taken a deep dive into the Nest Hybrid Latex mattress, I am going to provide a few recommendations, based on the pros, along with some of my main complaints.
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- A great eco-friendly option. This bed is made with lots of natural materials, from the organic cotton cover with wool, and the use of latex foam, a natural material.
- Good for combination sleepers. Thanks for the medium firmness level, this bed is relatively good for all sleeping positions. Yet, if you move around between a few, the quick response to pressure and bounce from the pocketed coils will work especially well for combo sleepers.
- Sleeps cool. The breathable cover, latex comfort layer (which dissipates body heat) and airy coils all mean this bed won’t trap heat like other foam mattresses.
- This bed does lack contouring. Even though there is a soft layer of foam, if you like to really sink into the bed and feel like you’re being hugged — something that memory foam offers — you won’t experience that with the Nest Hybrid. That’s because latex foam is generally pretty bouncy.
- There is some motion transfer. While I did give praise to this bed for not having the motion transfer I’d expect from a bouncy bed, there still are some small issues when it comes to motion isolation. If you sleep with a really wiggly partner, beware!
Nest Hybrid Latex Mattress: Size and Pricing Information
If you’re convinced the Nest Hybrid is the right mattress for you, the size and pricing information for the mattress are below. Note that these prices reflect standard pricing, but coupons are often available.
|Twin||39" x 75" x 13"||$899|
|Twin XL||39" x 80" x 13"||$999|
|Full||54" x 75" x 13"||$1,199|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 13"||$1,399|
|King||76" x 80" x 13"||$1,599|
|California King||72" x 84" x 13"||$1,599|
Let’s go back-to-the-basics and make sure we cover all the information you might need around purchasing the Nest Hybrid Latex mattress.
- Trial: 100 Nights
- Warranty: Lifetime
- Shipping: Free + Compressed
- Price: (Q) $1.399
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- Edge Support
The Nest Hybrid Latex uses pocketed coils and all natural Talalay latex to create a bouncy mattress that allows you to change positions without feeling stuck in the bed. The cotton cover and latex layers are great organic materials and help provide a cool sleeping environment for the sleeper. The layer of pocketed coils provides additional bounce and responsiveness that makes changing positions on the bed very easy.
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