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Nest Alexander Hybrid Mattress Review

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Keep reading this page for our detailed review of the Alexander Hybrid mattress.

Nest Bedding is known its two very popular online mattresses, the Alexander Signature Select (all-foam) and the Love Bed.

Over the past few months, Nest Bedding recently released its third hit, the Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress, and last week we finally had a chance to give it a thorough review.

There’s a lot to review.

The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select has as many advanced technologies in it as it has words in its name, including: copper infused gel foam, pocketed coils and ventilated foam layers.

The result?

The Alexander Hybrid may be the best-sleeping mattress for couples you can buy online.

We are going to look at the Alexander Hybrid mattress in a lot of detail in this review, noting areas where the it performs well and a few of the areas where it falls short.

 

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About Nest Bedding

Nest Bedding was an early entrant in the direct-to-consumer mattress industry. They started in 2011, just when the industry was starting to pick up steam and attract attention.

Today, Nest Bedding has grown to become one of the leading mattress-in-a-box companies.

Nest continues to execute their strategy of selling high-quality products using advanced technology to provide a perfect balance between comfort and support.

Nest Bedding started as a family business and remains so today. They are committed to providing a great sleeping experience to their customers through their wide range of quality sleeping products.

Nest Bedding

Nest runs six showroom locations, where you can visit and view their products.

Current store locations include Studio City, CA, San Francisco, CA, Santa Monica, CA, New York City, Mountain View, CA, and Berkeley, CA.

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Social Impact

To Nest Bedding, the wellness of the community around them matters as much as their business.

One of their most prominent community programs involves a collaboration with Carter’s Kids, a charity dedicated to building community play parks for kids across the United States.

In addition, Nest Bedding keeps its entire production process in the US, thus guaranteeing the highest quality products and playing an important role in boosting their local economy.

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Price

The Alexander Hybrid’s price is a bit higher than most other online foam mattresses, but it’s about the same as its predecessor, the Alexander Signature Select.

But, considering all of the new technology packed into this mattress and the excellent performance, I think the price is warranted.

The cost of an Alexander Hybrid remains far below what you would pay at a brick and mortar store for a similar quality mattress.

Twin size  $799
Twin XL  $899
Full size  $1099
Queen size  $1199
King size  $1499
California King  $1499

At checkout, you have the option to qualify for Affirm Financing, which lets you pay for the mattress in monthly installments without incurring additional fees.

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Purchase Process

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Nest Bedding has one online selling point for their Alexander Hybrid Signature Select.

If you are interested in buying this mattress, then go to the product page here.

The Nest site is the only recommended place to buy the mattress.

Unlike the Alexander Signature Series, you will notice that there are two firmness options for the Alexander Hybrid – medium and luxury firm.

After you choose your preferred Feel, then all you have to choose is size.

Here are the available sizes:

Twin size
Twin XL
Full size
Queen size
King size
California King

You will also see an option for a financing plan that starts at around $67 a month for a Twin (if you qualify). This is a pocket-friendly way to enjoy your Nest Bedding mattress, if your budget is a bit tight.

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Shipping & Delivery

Nest Bedding has a fast and efficient delivery system.

For one, it can deliver to all 50 states of the United States, not just the continental part of the country as many other sellers do. They can even deliver to countries outside the US. You’ll want to contact the company for a shipping quote for international orders, though.

Every mattress is hand-made to order, a process that takes around 4 to 5 business days. After that, it ships.

Your mattress should be delivered in about a week after you order. For special orders, delivery can stretch to 2-4 weeks.

Upon shipping, you will be provided with a tracking number for your order.

If you need to get your mattress in a shorter time, just contact the team at Nest Bedding, but you may be charged more for expedited shipping.

The mattress is shipped via FedEx, in a compact box. When you receive it, just cut open the box and roll out the mattress on a flat surface.

You can choose white-glove delivery & setup for an up-charge, too.

Nest says the Alexander Hybrid mattress should only be placed on a firm, flat and non-flexible base – not on slats.

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Styling / Aesthetics

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With regards to styling, the Alexander Hybrid has an elegant, luxurious look.

Though in my personal opinion, aesthetics doesn’t matter nearly as much as performance. But still, it’s nice to have a good looking mattress, especially if it’s for a guest room.

The top half of the mattress is off-white with a blue lip running all around its circumference. This is matched by the blue shade that takes up the bottom half of the mattress.

The soft comfy surface is patterned with grooves and graphics that add to the elegant look of the mattress.

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Technology

Mattress technology is an area where the Alexander Hybrid really sets itself apart from its rivals, including its early sibling, the Alexander Signature Select.

While the Signature Select had a lot of great features – especially its SmartFlow and edge support foams – the Hybrid includes four specific technologies that improve temperature control and support.

Let’s start with the top foam layer, which is responsible for both support and comfort. Instead of the usual flat foam strip, the top layer has a convoluted structure (like a tray of eggs). This enhances air circulation, keeping the surface cool and dry.

The second innovation is the incorporation of copper-infused gel foam.

Gel-infused foam is common in several other mattress brands. It helps a lot with temperature regulation.  But the really innovative aspect is the addition of copper. Copper is an extremely efficient conductor of heat, and the use of it in a gel foam makes the Alexander Hybrid one of the best mattresses in terms of temperature control. As a bonus, copper is also an antimicrobial.

A third advanced feature shared with the Alexander Select is the SmartFlow foam layer. This layer consists of punched foam to ensure maximum airflow for maximum breathability and comfort.

Finally, the Nest Alexander Hybrid uses innovative pocketed coil units with a coil edge support system. The 1,620 coils in the Queen provide great overall support for the mattress, while the edge support system ensures the edge does not sink too much when you sleep close to it or sit on it.

Edge support is one area where most memory foam mattresses fail, but not here.

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Mattress Construction

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Here is a layer-by-layer walkthrough of Alexander Hybrid’s construction that explains how it achieves its superb performance.

1. 2″ Top Foam Layer (comfort layer)

When you lie on the Alexander Hybrid, the first thing you’ll notice is the ultra-soft quilted top foam layer. This 1.5 lb foam is 2 inches thick and convoluted to improve air flow.

It’s covered in a stretch fabric that performs well in temperature control.

2. 2″ Copper-Infused Gel Foam Layer (comfort and cooling)

The copper-infused gel foam in this layer dissipates heat away from the surface of the mattress, allowing you to sleep comfortably.

This layer ensures that your body is well-supported with proper alignment of the spine.

3.  2″ SmartFlow Foam Layer (support)

The third punched-foam layer complements the temperature-control functions of the second and first layers.

The structure of this layer continues to help air flow freely through the mattress, allowing heat and moisture to be carried away.

4. 7″ of Zoned Pocket Coils with Edge Support

The bottom layer has 5 zoned pocketed coil units for added foundational support.

Around the edges, there is also a perimeter of coils that give the Alexander Hybrid its superb edge support.

Cover

The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select does not have a zippered cover like many other mattresses.

Instead, it comes with a soft stretchy fabric that covers the top comfort foam layer. This smooth, non-removable fabric sleeps cool and comfortable.

Optional Topper

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If you need an even more plush sleeping experience, get the optional Alexander Signature Select topper. It sells for $159 on the Nest Bedding website.

This 2-inch breathable topper easily attaches to the mattress and is a great choice for those who find the mattress itself to be on the firm side.

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Comfort/Firmness Choices

As I mentioned earlier, the Alexander Hybrid Signature Select has two firmness choices.

The Medium feel is the single best-fit mattress that is ideal for most people.  The firmness of this mattress is slightly on the softer side of medium firm, scoring around a 6 on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 = extremely soft and 10 = rock hard.

This is firm enough to support back and side sleepers and soft enough to hug stomach sleepers.

The Luxury Firm rates about an 8 out of 10 in firmness, or slightly firmer than most foam mattresses.

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Smell/Off-Gassing

Nest Bedding uses CertiPUR-US certified foams, meaning that they are of a high quality with no dangerous chemicals used.

The result is a mattress with minimal to no off-gassing.

Unless you are highly smell-sensitive, you won’t notice a new-mattress smell. Your mattress will be good to sleep in as soon as it arrives. No need to air it for hours or days until it the smell dissipates.

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Sleeping Experience

OK, the Hybrid Signature Select has a ton of technology. But how does it sleep?

The answer, supported by our own experience and lots of happy customer reviews, is a resounding “really well”.

The Alexander Hybrid has been described by some customers as the most comfortable mattress on the internet. I’m not sure how anyone really knows this (we haven’t tried all of them, yet) – but it’s definitely one of the top 2 or 3 we’ve slept on, so far.

One thing you’ll immediately notice about the Alexander Hybrid is the pleasurable bounce it produces, almost like an innerspring mattress. This is an aspect that sexually-active couples will really appreciate.

Surprisingly enough, that bounce does not result in more motion transfer. This combination is rare in any mattress and is perfect for sexually active couples.

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Sinkage

In terms of sinkage, the Hybrid Select performs as well as most medium-firm foam mattresses (sorry, we didn’t measure the inches of depression on this one).

If you like a bit more of a ‘snug’ feeling, then add the 2-inch topper.

Edge sinkage is very low on the Alexander Hybrid, which is different than most other memory foam mattresses. Foam mattress edges often depress far too easily, making the bed unstable as you roll away from the center. The heavier you are, the worse the problem gets.

On this mattress, the edge coil support ensures that the edges hold firm. The Hybrid Select is one of the firmest-edged foam mattresses we’ve tested.

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Motion Transfer

With regards to motion transfer, the individual pocketed coils do a great job preventing the distribution of motion from one point on the mattress to another.

Which means you and your partner will sleep well, even if one of you is the fidgety type.

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Hot/Cold Issues

The Alexander Hybrid is one of the coolest mattresses we’ve tested. Which makes sense, given all the features Nest incorporated to help you sleep cool.

From the breathable fabric, to the convoluted foam at the top, to the copper-infused gel foam layer and the ventilated coils, a lot of effort has been put into making sure cool air and moisture flow through, and out of, this mattress.

Bottom-line, you won’t need a cooling pad with the Alexander Hybrid.

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Warranty

Nest Bedding has one of the best warranties in the online mattress industry.

The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select is covered by an outstanding 20-year warranty (original buyer only) that covers workmanship issues and defects in material.

This is an indication of how much confidence the company has in the quality and durability of its product.

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Return Policy

The full trial period is 100 nights, about average in the industry.

Nest Bedding requires that customers try the Alexander Hybrid for a minimum of 30 days before initiating a return request. This gives you and your partner enough time to adjust to the new mattress.

If after 30 days you still feel that the Alexander Hybrid is not to your liking, then you may return it for a full refund or for an exchange with another mattress from Nest Bedding.

To qualify for a return, however, the mattress must not be stained or damaged in any way.

Note that you will not be charged a fee for a return.

The company will coordinate with delivery staff to pick up the mattress and donate it to a local charity. If you live outside of the normal delivery area, then you may be asked to make the donation yourself and to show proof of donation before being given a refund or a new mattress.

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Pros & Cons

Pros

One of the most comfortable mattresses you can buy online.
Excellent cooling performance: one of the best in the industry.
Extra-long 20 year warranty.
Perfect for loving couples: the unusual blend of a bouncy feel plus low motion transfer means this one’s great for sleeping AND sex. That combination is hard to find.
Excellent edge support.

Cons

No extra soft or extra firm comfort choices.
A bit pricey. But still a strong value.

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This Mattress is Perfect For You If…

You and your partner are looking for a high-quality, cool-sleeping mattress and are willing to pay for quality.

As long as you’re OK with a slightly soft or slightly firme comfort level, you’ll have a hard time finding a better couple’s mattress at any price.

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Conclusion

Nest Bedding created a high-tech mattress that is really does offer a perfect blend of support, coolness and comfort to ensure a perfect night’s sleep for most people.

If you’ve suffered from cheap foam mattresses with hot spots and soggy edges, then upgrade to the Alexander Hybrid Signature Select.

You will not be disappointed.

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5 thoughts on “Nest Alexander Hybrid Mattress Review

  1. I have a loom and leaf that we are not happy with how would you compare the two. The l and l is a good quality but we are not happy with the memory foam feel

    • Definitely a different feel than the L&L.

      The Alexander Hybrid’s pocketed coils provide more bounce/resilience all over. And the edge support on the Alexander is better.

      The comfort level of the L&L Relaxed Firm is about the same as Alexander Hybrid.

      If you bought the L&L Firm and you like that level of firmness, then the Alexander Hybrid may be too soft for you.

      Hope this helps!

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