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Nectar Hybrid Mattress Line Overview

Last updated on November 21, 2022

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We cover the features and characteristics of each of the three mattresses in the current Nectar Hybrid lineup.

Note: This is not a review. This is our plain-English explanation and overview of the Nectar Hybrid collection of memory foam and spring mattresses. We have also covered the sister models, the all-foam Nectar collection.

If you’d prefer to watch rather than read, watch our Nectar Hybrid Mattresses Overview video.


Nectar Hybrid Mattresses: Shared Features

The three Nectar Hybrid mattresses are sister models to the company's original all-foam mattresses, and they share a similar naming convention. For example, the Nectar Classic is the all-foam, and the Nectar Hybrid Classic is the foam-and-springs version. While the names are similar, we found that the mattresses don't correspond in terms of how they feel.

The hybrid versions have more bounce than the all-foam versions, and they share a similar look, with the same color combinations. They also share some cooling features. The covers of all six mattresses include some high-density polyethylene fibers, which give the covers a coolness to the touch. But in terms of construction, the similarities end there.

The Nectar Hybrid is a 12" mattress. The Hybrid Premier is a 13" bed and the Hybrid Premier Copper measures 14" tall.

The three Nectar Hybrid mattresses have some features in common across the collection. Nectar is mainly sold online, but are also available in a number of stores. Nectar has a store locator to find one near you.

Pocketed coil support units

Each of the three mattresses uses the same support base: An 8" pocketed coil unit with 768 coils in a queen size. The coils themselves are made of stronger wire than we usually see in mattresses. The main coils are a 13.5-gauge wire while the edge support coils around the perimeter are even stronger 11-gauge wire. (Lower numbers are stronger/thicker when we're talking about wire gauge.). By comparison, it's more common to see 14 or 14.5-gauge wires used in mattress coils. So these three mattresses have a pretty firm support unit below the memory foam.

Since the majority of the mattress is made of springs, it has excellent air flow. More than any dedicated cooling feature, air flow can keep you feeling cooler in bed, in our opinion.

Coils also means bounce, and all three mattresses have a good amount of deep bounce as the coils push against your body.

Memory foam

All three Nectar Hybrid mattresses have some gel memory foam, between 1" and 2" depending on the model. This particular memory foam is flecked with gel. As a known conductor of heat, gel is meant to help draw warmth from the body.

Memory foam is known for its slow, melting-into-the-mattress feeling, where the foam compresses beneath your body as you warm up the foam. Some memory foams are especially "slow" meaning they really sink in and conform to your body. Other memory foams are "fast" and spring back into shape quickly, not giving you as much of the melting feeling.

The memory foam used in the Nectar Hybrid mattresses is faster, and there isn't that much of it, so you really don't get that extreme melty feeling on any of the three.

The other quality memory foam is known for is pressure relief. Even quicker memory foams can provide very good pressure relief.

Cooling covers

Speaking of the cover, the material differs a bit for each model, and each of them have slightly different cooling features. All of the covers include polyethylene fibers. These are denser fibers that have a subtle cool-to-the-touch effect. The more expensive Premier model has twice as many of these denser cooling fibers. The Premier Copper adds copper fibers. Since copper is a head-conducting material, the copper should help draw heat from the body.

The side panels are all a dark grey, with trim colors that differentiate the models. Each has a total of four double-stitched handles that are strong enough to be usable in moving and rotating the bed.

The Nectar Hybrid models share the same top covers with their all-foam sister models. Below, you can see both the polyethylene fibers and the copper fibers in the Nectar Hybrid Premier Copper.

365-night trial and lifetime warranty

The mattresses also share a very long 365-night trial period, along with the company's "Forever" warranty, which means that the original owner is covered for any warranty issues for the lifetime of ownership.

One of the biggest, if not THE biggest complaints about any mattress from consumers regards body impressions—the inability of a mattress to spring back, eventually creating a low spot/sinkhole in the mattress. As such, mattress warranties all contain a term defining how big a sag or ‘body impression’ (measured when no one is on the mattress) is considered a defect, and thus covered under the warranty. The industry standard for hybrid mattresses is 1.5”, and that's what Nectar's warranty includes. Practically speaking, that means any softening or sagging would need to be very deep and noticeable before the warranty would offer you protection.
 

Note that beyond 10 years, you'll be responsible for a $50 shipping charge each way, which will be refunded if your warranty claim is deemed valid.

Now let's take a look at how the three Nectar mattresses differ.

Nectar Hybrid Classic

The Nectar Hybrid Classic is a 12" tall mattress. It uses the same 8" pocketed coil unit as the other Nectar Hybrid mattresses. Under the cover is a 2" layer of gel memory foam, plus 1" of transition foam, which is exactly what it sounds like -- a transition from the softer memory foam and the firm coils.

This is a quick-responding memory foam, meaning that once you get off the mattress, it quickly comes back to shape.

On our scale, we judge the Hybrid Classic a Medium Firm; this is a fairly firm mattress, with shallower cushioning, meaning you feel more like you are floating on top of your mattress rather than sinking deeply into it.

Because of the strong edge support coils, edge support on this mattress, as well as on the other Nectar Hybrid mattresses, is very good. Motion isolation is also very good on these mattresses. If you are easily disturbed by a partner's movements, they should be minimized on these mattresses.

The original Nectar bed has a cooling cover, with the inclusion of those polyethylene fibers. This gives is a slight coolness to the touch that might help keep you a bit cooler if sleeping hot isn't a huge issue for you.

Like its all-foam counterpart, the Nectar Hybrid Classic has gray side panels and blue trim.



Nectar Hybrid Premier

The middle model in terms of price and height, the Nectar Hybrid Premier is a 13" tall bed. It uses the same coil unit as the others in the series.

Just under the cover is a 1" layer of gel memory foam, then a 2" layer of Nectar's ActiveLift HD foam, which Nectar says is an 'ultra-supportive foam.' Under that is 1" of transition foam.

Taken altogether, the result is a mattress we call a "Firm," with a little more memory feel than the Classic. Comparatively, this is a slightly firmer mattress with about the same amount of cushioning as the Classic. It's a bit less bouncy, owing to the extra foam on top which absorbs motion.

Edge support is still very good, with excellent motion isolation.

The cover of the Nectar Hybrid Premier mattress has twice as many polyethylene fibers, giving it a more pronounced feeling of coolness to the touch.

It has the same gray side panels and purple trim as the all-foam sister model.

Nectar Hybrid Premier Copper

Moving up price-wise, the Nectar Hybrid Premier Copper is a 14" tall mattress. On our scale, it's a Medium Firm, and close to the feel of the Hybrid Classic.

You're getting 2" of gel memory foam, plus 2" of the ActiveLift HD foam, and the 1" of transition foam. You get more of that sinking-into-the-bed feeling than you do with the other two, but we'd still call it average across the spectrum of mattresses. This is also the least bouncy mattress of the three, since the foam tends to absorb motion. Edge support isn't quite as good as on the other two beds, mainly because of the five inches of foam on top of those edge support coils.

The big story here is the copper fiber included in the cover along with a higher percentage of polyethylene fibers, which really does make the cover feel noticeably cooler.


Other Factors

Delivery and Returns

  • Free delivery to your door
  • 365-night trial with free returns
  • $149 white-glove setup service available, with old mattress removal for $49
Nectar offers an outstanding return policy that includes a full-year trial period.  Should you return the mattress, the company will not only issue a full refund, but will even come pick it up from you.  That combo is well beyond the standard of other online mattress companies, and should provide a lot of additional confidence in giving this mattress a try.
 

Warranty

  • Lifetime
  • Indentation coverage: 1.5" and above
Nectar warrants the mattress against defects, including any permanent body impressions greater than 1.5", for the lifetime of the mattress. Keep in mind the warranty applies only to the original owner. It isn't transferable. See: Nectar mattress warranty

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