IDLE Hybrid Mattress Review
Want an idle mattress made of high-quality materials that you can flip to reduce wear, prevent deformation, and extend the life of your purchase?
Then the IDLE Latex Hybrid mattress may be for you.
Almost all online mattresses today are one-sided, but the IDLE latex hybrid mattress stands out with its 2-sided design. You can choose a mattress with the same firmness on each side (luxury firm or medium) or, if you want adjustable comfort, choose a mattress that is medium on one side and luxury firm on the other.
The IDLE is a hybrid mattress consisting of latex layers wrapped around a core middle layer of edge-to-edge support coils.
As luxury mattresses go, the IDLE Hybrid is affordable. You also get 18 months to test it out, free returns, and a lifetime warranty.
If you've been looking for high quality, long-lasting 2-sided mattress, then you should put the IDLE on your shortlist.
Keep reading this page for my in-depth 10-minute review of the IDLE double-sided hybrid mattress.
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About IDLE Sleep
If this is the first time you've heard about IDLE, it's's because it is a new online mattress brand.
The company's founder has been in the mattress industry for decades as an executive. When he created IDLE, he wanted to make a mattress that meets the needs of most mattress buyers.
So the IDLE mattress was designed with a focus on comfort, support, and cooling.
Seeking a long-life for their product, IDLE went a step further and designed a 2-sided mattress.
According to IDLE, their 2-sided mattress lasts longer without sagging and uncomfortable body impressions.
That's why they stand behind it with a lifetime non-prorated warranty.
Of course, no mattress will last forever. But you can expect it to outlive comparable mattresses by several years.
Currently, IDLE sells four types of mattresses: a 14″ foam and springs hybrid mattress, a 14″ natural latex and springs hybrid mattress, a 12″ gel memory foam mattress, and a 14″ luxury memory foam mattress.
This review is for the 14″ natural latex hybrid mattress.
IDLE Sleep manufactures their mattresses in the United States.
This ensures the highest quality products that are safe for their customers as well as the environment. It also provides quality local jobs.
The best place to order the IDLE mattress is on its official website. It's available on Amazon, but if you buy it from there, you won't get the 120-day trial period.
Once you are on IDLE Sleep's official site, go to the main product page for the latex hybrid mattress and select your preferred options.
The first thing you need to select is the type of Latex you want in your mattress – Dunlop or Talalay.
Dunlop is cheaper, but Talalay feels more luxurious. Because it is dense and firm, we recommend the Dunlop option for the stomach, back, and heavier sleepers.
Talalay is softer and more pressure-relieving; thus, we recommend it for side sleepers.
The next thing to select is size.
All standard sizes from twin to California King are available. You can also order a split king size.
Finally, select your preferred comfort configuration. You can choose for your mattress to have the same firmness on both sides – medium or luxury firm. Choose medium if you sleep on your back or side. Choose a luxury firm if you are a stomach sleeper or weigh more than average.
If you are not sure which firmness is right for you, select the third option that is medium on one side and luxury firm on the other. This way, you can adjust mattress firmness simply by flipping the mattress.
Pay with your credit card or check whether you qualify for SatisFi financing, which allows you to spread your payment over several months.
Shipping is free and takes 4-10 business days to get to you.
But considering that it's's 2-sided and comes with a lifetime warranty, it's arguably a better deal.
Here's their price list after deducting their latest discount:
|IDLE Talalay Latex Hybrid
|IDLE Dunlop Latex Hybrid
18 Month Trial
IDLE offers customers an industry-leading 18-month trial. That's 540 nights compared to the standard 100 to 120-night trials offered by most online mattress companies.
This gives you plenty of time to experience IDLE and decide if it is the right choice for you. You also get a chance to see just how well the mattress holds up over time.
If you order the combined firmness option, the long trial period is great. You'll be able to test both sides of the mattress without any time pressure.
The IDLE mattress comes with a lifetime warranty. It is non-prorated, meaning you don't have to pay a percentage of the mattress price when you claim your warranty.
IDLE ships the mattress free from its facilities in the US.
Because each mattress is made to order, it takes up to 10 business days or more for it to get to you.
You'll get a tracking number to help you keep track of the shipping process. You'll also receive a call from UPS to schedule the best delivery date and time.
At the moment, the company does not offer any special shipping services such as expedited shipping.
Delivery and Setup
IDLE offers curbside delivery for free. You can opt for white glove delivery (where the mattress is set up for you), but it'll cost you extra.
Foundation and Frame
What Type of Bed Frame/Support Does IDLE Hybrid Mattress Require?
You can use the IDLE mattress on any frame as long as it offers sturdy support. It can be a box spring, slatted frame, or solid platform.
If your existing frame is old and worn out, IDLE sells a metal platform that you can order along with the mattress. They also sell an adjustable base as well as a slatted platform.
Does IDLE Work on an Adjustable Bed?
Yes, it does.
Care and Cleaning
Is a Mattress Protector Needed for the IDLE Hybrid Mattress?
It's not necessary but recommended. Liquid damage and stains can void the warranty and free return guarantee.
If you don't have a mattress protector at home, IDLE sells one for between $59 and $99 depending on size.
Do you Need to Rotate the IDLE Hybrid Mattress?
If you sleep alone or have a significant weight difference with your partner, it's a good idea to rotate the mattress every three months or so.
You can also flip the mattress as often as you see fit. After all, this mattress was designed for this.
Aesthetics and Styling
Standing high at 14 inches thick, the IDLE latex hybrid mattress looks impressive in any bedroom. It has the luxurious look of 5-star hotel mattresses.
The cover has an off-white finish with blue trimming along the edges.
I love that they included carrying straps on the sides. This makes the mattress so much easier to move, rotate, and flip.
This is a hybrid mattress that contains a layer of sealed innerspring coils sandwiched by latex layers.
While technically, it has seven total layers, there are only four distinct layers. This is because three of the layers are replicated on the other side of the mattress.
Note that the IDLE latex hybrid mattress does not contain any synthetic foam. All materials, including the cover and quilting, are natural.
Here is the breakdown of the mattress.
Cover: 1″ natural wool quilting
Natural wool quilted into the organic cotton cover provides a soft and plush sleeping surface. The cotton fabric and wool quilting also do a great job keeping you cool and sweat-free.
Wool is also a natural fire barrier, so the IDLE latex hybrid mattress does not contain any chemical fire retardants.
Comfort Layer: 3″ Talalay/Dunlop Latex
This is the main comfort layer of the mattress. It provides contouring, lumbar support, and responsiveness.
Depending on the option you select, this layer can be Talalay or Dunlop latex.
A thin layer of cotton provides transitional support. This layer shields you from the coils underneath and improves the support from the coil layer.
Innerspring Center: 6″ quantum edge-to-edge coils
This is the core of the mattress. It provides sturdy support while also contouring to your body thanks to the individually pocketed coils. The coils also reduce motion transfer and enhance cooling.
On the other side of the coil layer, the top three layers are replicated to bring the mattress to a total thickness of 14 inches.
Benefits of a 2-Sided Mattress
Why should you buy a 2-sided mattress?
One reason: longevity.
Even the best quality foam deteriorates with time. You'll start to notice permanent body impressions on any foam or innerspring mattress.
Over time, it begins to crater in the middle, making Sleep uncomfortable, especially for couples.
A 2-sided mattress like IDLE lets you lengthen your mattress” life by several years.
Just remember to flip it every few months, and you'll not have to buy a new mattress for the next 15 to 20 years. Most 1-sided mattresses last 8-10 years.
Longevity is not the only reason you should get a two-sided mattress. Another big plus is comfort adjustment. This applies only if you choose the combined luxury firm/medium option.
Two firmness levels in the same mattress let you adjust mattress comfort simply by flipping the mattress. This is handy if you thought you liked a certain firmness level, but it turns out you like your mattress firmer or softer.
Instead of returning the mattress, flip it to the other side.
Adjustable comfort is also handy if your comfort preferences change over time. Maybe you started out sleeping on the medium side of the mattress, but over time you find it too soft. Instead of buying a new mattress or a topper, you just flip the mattress over.
Natural Organic Cover
The IDLE latex hybrid mattress comes with a natural organic cotton cover. It's super soft and highly breathable. It keeps the mattress feeling cool and wick sweat from your skin.
The cover is quilted with natural wool, which is not only great as a fire barrier but also helps with temperature regulation and moisture-wicking.
The IDLE Latex Hybrid mattress we tested emitted a tiny bit of harmless off-gassing.
But it's so mild that you may not notice it. If it bothers you, leave the mattress uncovered for a few hours before you sleep on it.
The quilted cover makes you feel like you are sleeping on a cloud when you lie on the IDLE mattress.
But it doesn't sink very much on the medium comfort level we tested.
The next two layers and the innerspring level instantly respond to your body weight and pressure, giving you adequate support and a pleasant bounce.
Support is excellent thanks to the pocketed springs core. Even plus-sizes couples can sleep on this mattress comfortably without sagging.
The coils are spread from edge to edge to provide support all around the mattress. This is great for couples who tend to sleep near the edges of Sleep in high beds.
Pressure relief is great, even for side sleepers. The quilted cover and the contouring foam layers see to that.
As for cooling, you don't have to worry about buying a separate cooling pad. The pocketed springs, Thermocool cover, and aerated foam do a great job of keeping this mattress cool.
The IDLE Latex hybrid mattress is available in two firmness options: medium and luxury firm.
The medium Latex Hybrid has a firmness rating of 6-7/10, with ten being the firmest. The luxury firm is super-firm at 9-9.5.
There is no plush version of the Latex. I'd recommend the medium we tested for almost any type of sleeper.
Choose the luxury firm only if you prefer a super-firm mattress.
Remember, you can choose to have your IDLE mattress have the same firmness on each side or select one that's medium on one side and luxury firm on the other.
Sinkage will depend on the comfort level you choose as well as your body weight.
But generally, sinkage is about average. Not too little that the mattress feels like a rock and not too much that you sink in too far.
There was very little motion transfer during our 7-night couple's review, likely due to the pocketed coils and the motion-absorbing latex layer.
The IDLE latex hybrid mattress is temperature-neutral. It doesn't feel too cold or too hot. Instead, it feels comfortably cool regardless of the weather.
The coil and latex layers dissipate heat away from the mattress. The organic cotton cover and wool quilting also help keep the mattress comfortable year-round.
Pros and Cons
- Beefy 2-sided, 14″ thick design
- Lifetime non-prorated warranty (!)
- Extra-long trial period.
- Outstanding support, including around the edges.
- Sleeps cool.
- Expensive, especially if you choose the Talalay latex option.
The IDLE Latex Hybrid Mattress is Perfect For You If…
- You are looking for a thick and super-durable luxury hybrid mattress.
- You hate sleeping hot. This is one of the best at keeping things cool.
- You are heavier than average – this 14″ thick bed won't bottom-out on you.
My Bottom Line
If you crave an affordable but high-quality innerspring/hybrid mattress that will last a long, long time and has the warranty to stand behind it, then the IDLE Latex Hybrid mattress is one for your shortlist.
It's super-supportive and thick enough to comfortably support people of almost any size and weight – even if you're a side-sleeper.
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