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Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress Review

Materials: memory foam, polyfoam, innerspring coils

Firmness: 7.5/10

Warranty: 15-year warranty

Trial Period: 180 nights 

Price Range: $1,099–$2,498

The Mattress Nerd’s Take: The Saatva Latex Hybrid is a high-quality luxury mattress that combines the support of latex with the responsiveness and bounce of a classic innerspring bed. Even better, it’s eco-friendly and features a lot of organic materials. If the name Saatva sounds familiar, it’s because it’s one of the most popular online innerspring mattresses. Yes, it comes to your front door, but not vacuum-packed and compressed like most beds-in-a-box. A team from Saatva installs the new mattress for you and removes your old mattress—what the company calls its free whiteglove delivery. The latex hybrid is one of Saatva’s newer models and should work for most all sleeping positions and all weights, although strict side sleepers may require a more plush mattress. For those of you who are concerned about the environment and seek luxury at a more affordable price, the Saatva Latex Hybrid may be for you.

Who is the Saata Latex Hybrid Mattress Best For?

Body Type: BACK SLEEPERS STOMACH SLEEPERS SIDE SLEEPERS
Lightweight (< 130 lbs):  3 4 3
Average weight (130 – 230 lbs): 5 4 4
Heavyweight (> 230 lbs):  5 4 4

1 = Very poor, 2 = Not good, 3 = Fair, 4 = Good, 5 = Excellent

Back Sleepers

The Saatva Latex Hybrid is a supportive, firm mattress, so it’s great for average-weight and heavyweight back sleepers, as it keeps the hips elevated and aligned with the spine. When your spine is supported in its natural “S” curve, you have less back pain in the morning. For the lightweight folks, this mattress may register as too firm while back sleeping, so a softer mattress may be in order.

Stomach Sleepers

Just like with back sleepers, stomach sleepers need plenty of support to keep their hips from pressing too far into the mattress, thus causing their spines to bow out of alignment. Our lightweight and average-weight testers reported feeling comfortable and supported while stomach sleeping on the Saatva Latex Hybrid. However, some heavyweight sleepers who weigh more than 230 lbs. may require a more supportive mattress. We recommend you try the Saatva HD, which is designed for plus-size sleepers.

Side Sleepers

Side sleepers typically need more cushioning at the shoulders and hips to keep their spines in lateral alignment. Even though this mattress is quite firm, we found it to have decent pressure relief for average-weight and heavyweight side sleepers, although strict side sleepers who spend the whole night on their side might require a more plush mattress. Like with back sleeping, lightweight folks may feel this mattress is also too firm for side sleeping. The Saatva Solaire might be a better choice for lightweight sleepers who strictly stay on their side.

Combination Sleepers

Combination sleepers constantly change positions, from their back to their side to their stomach, throughout the night. Therefore they require a more responsive, bouncy mattress that allows for a lot of movement on top of the bed. The Saatva Latex Hybrid fits that bill perfectly, allowing average-weight and heavyweight combination sleepers to easily maneuver around atop the bed. Lightweight combination sleepers will also do fine negotiating atop this springy bed, but still, it may feel too firm for them to get comfortable.

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How Does the Saata Latex Hybrid Mattress Feel? 

Responsiveness, Bounce and Ease of Movement 

The Saatva Latex Hybrid features plenty of natural latex in its main comfort layer, a full 3” thick up top. Thus, it has a responsive, more bouncy feel. You’re going to get more freedom of movement and less of a sensation of being “hugged” by memory foam. Still, you’ll find a touch of cushioning pressure relief from the thick, generous wool cover. Overall, this buoyant bed is going to be especially good for combination sleepers who move around a lot at night and change positions often.

How Firm Is This Mattress?

At Mattress Nerd, we rank firmness levels from 1-10, with 10 being the firmest. We find the Saatva Latex Hybrid to be a firmer mattress. So, we give it a 7.5 out of 10. Keep in mind that this bed will feel firmer to lightweight people and softer to heavier people. Its high level of firmness provides plenty of support for back sleepers and stomach sleepers. However, it may prove a bit too firm for some strict side sleepers to remain in a comfortable position. Their shoulders and hips must sink into the mattress far enough to allow their spine to rest in lateral alignment. This alignment also helps prevent back pain and alleviates achiness at the shoulders and the hips. For the ultimate choices in firmness levels, check out the Saatva Solaire.

Does It Sleep Hot? 

Hot sleepers will love the many cooling qualities of the Saatva Latex Hybrid’s all-natural latex and the breathability of its innerspring coils, not to mention the New Zealand wool in its organic cotton cover. While the cover is very breathable, it does not feel cool to the touch. So for those sleepers who enjoy gel-infused foam that has that icy feel when brushing your hands across the surface, that’s not the case with this bed. Still, this latex hybrid will not trap heat like a traditional memory foam bed, and we would definitely score it among the best cooling mattresses.

Is the Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress Good For Couples? 

Motion isolation is a mattress’s ability to limit the spread of movement from one side of the bed to the other. This is an important quality for a mattress when it comes to couples and co-sleepers. You don’t want one person keeping the other person up all night rolling around and getting out of bed. When we tested the motion transfer of the Saatva Latex Hybrid, we saw more movement than usual crossing over the surface of the mattress. This is because its construction contains both bouncy latex and coils. These materials don’t absorb as much motion as memory foam. Thus, this bed does not get high marks for motion isolation, meaning couples may want to look elsewhere for a bed with more foam up top.

How’s the Edge Support? 

Edge support is important if you do things on the edge of your mattress, such as tie your shoes or lie close to the edge when you sleep. You want to feel secure and not like you’re collapsing to the bed frame or you’re about to roll off the mattress. We find that the Saatva Latex Hybrid performs well along its edges—not quite as good as the Saatva Classic, boasting a sturdy foam encasement around the perimeter. But you’ll find that the latex hybrid hardly dips along the edges, especially when lying along the perimeter of the bed. That’s thanks to the sturdy construction of both latex and coils. It feels secure both sitting on the edge and lying on the edge.

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Construction: What’s Under the Surface?

A mattress’s construction is the best indicator of how a mattress will feel and how long it will last. At 13” tall, the Saatva Latex Hybrid is chock-full of quality materials that add up to one rock solid, durable bed. As to the feel, this mattress is so sturdy and well-made that it can appeal to most all sleep positions (back, side and stomach) and weights, from lightweight (less than 130 lbs.) to heavyweight (more than 230 lbs.) However, thanks to the bouncy latex and the innerspring coils, it is a more responsive mattress. Even though there’s a cushiony, thick pillow top filled with foam for some pressure relief, you won’t feel cradled and hugged like you would with a memory foam mattress. The Saatva Latex Hybrid is also a bit on the firm side, a 7.5 on our firmness scale (with 10 being the firmest), so lightweight folks who are strict side sleepers may want to find a softer mattress.

Layer #1: Organic cotton cover: This super-posh top layer features two parts: First, you have a breathable organic cotton material, which is hand-tufted with a cushioned Euro top design. It’s also treated with a botanical antimicrobial treatment to keep germs at bay. Second, the cover contains a layer of organic wool to help regulate your body temperature. Think extra breathability and a touch of pressure relief.

Layer #2: Five-zone Talalay latex: This is the first main comfort layer. It’s a full 3” thick and also 100 percent natural and hypoallergenic. The five distinct zones of the Talalay latex provide additional support to the lumbar area and also offer maximum pressure-point relief to the hips and shoulders. Natural latex is also known to keep you cooler throughout the night. When compared to Dunlop latex, Talalay latex is softer, more buoyant and more durable.

Layer #3: Zoned pocketed coils: This layer of recycled steel coils provides three unique zones of support. The coils are designed to respond and contour to your body’s movements. They give the mattress some bounce, promote airflow (think cooling), and offer excellent edge support around the bed’s perimeter. Since the coils are individually wrapped, they should also minimize motion transfer.

Layer #4: Organic Eco Loft Pad: Like the cover, this base layer is made of 100 percent certified organic cotton and wool. It provides a secure foundation and prevents the layers above from shifting. During the past decade, Saatva has proven itself as a mattress brand to build sturdy, long-lasting mattresses, so we’d give this latex hybrid a shelf life of at least 10 years.

How Much Does the Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress Cost?

Mattress Size Price Dimensions Height Weight
Twin $1,099 38″ x 75″ 13” 77 lbs.
Twin XL $1,249 38″ x 80″ 13” 85 lbs.
Full $1,599 54″ x 75″ 13” 150 lbs.
Queen $1,799 60″ x 80″ 13” 120 lbs.
King $2,199 76″ x 80″ 13” 150 lbs.
California King

 

Split King

$2,199

 

$2,498

72″ x 84″

 

76″ x 80″

13”

 

13”

148 lbs.

 

170 lbs.

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How Do the Policies Measure Up? 

Shipping & Unboxing

Saatva differentiates itself from other online bed-in-box companies by shipping your new Saatva mattress to you with white glove delivery—for free! Also, unlike other beds-in-a-box, the Saatva Latex Hybrid doesn’t come in a box! It arrives at your doorstep already inflated to its full size and protected in plastic. Saatva calls you with a four-hour window the day before your chosen delivery date. Then they hand-deliver the bed to you and set it up in the room of your choice. They also remove the old mattress and foundation. As for off-gassing smells, they are minimal, since this bed is not compressed into a box.

Warranty

The Saatva Latex Hybrid comes with a 15-year warranty. That means the company warrants that this mattress will be free of defects for a non-prorated period of 15 years. For the first two years of the warranty, Saatva will replace your mattress with a new one at no charge to you, if the mattress is deemed defective. In years three through 15, the company will repair and re-cover your mattress. The only charge will be transportation costs of $99 each way.

Trial Period & Returns

Saatva gives you the chance to sleep on your mattress for 180 nights at home. After this lengthy sleep trial, if you decide it’s just not right for you, the company will come and get it, and you’re only responsible for the $99 transportation fee to cover the cost of labor and gas for the mattress pickup. Of note, the company donates returned mattresses to veterans’ shelters.

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Comparing the Saatva Mattresses

Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress vs. Saatva Classic Mattress

These two mattresses vary greatly in both their construction and their feel. The Saatva Latex Hybrid is made with a 3” Talalay latex comfort layer and innerspring coils at the base, whereas the original Saatva Classic is mostly coils (a dual coil system), topped with a 3” Euro pillow top. Thus, the latex hybrid feels more bouncy and responsive, and the original has a classic innerspring feel with some cushioning on the top. The original also has a special spinal support system in the center of the bed for extra support for the lower back.

While both beds are very durable, the latex hybrid may last longer because of the above average durability of Talalay latex. Finally, these beds’ firmness levels also vary greatly: The original comes in three firmness optionsplush soft, luxury firm and firm. But the latex hybrid only comes in one firmness option, and at 7.5 out of 10, it’s a bit more firm than the luxury firm version of the original. Of note, the latex hybrid also costs more than the classic.

Saatva Classic

Saatva is one of the first direct-to-consumer online mattress companies. The Saatva mattress is not a “bed-in-a-box” company, because it doesn’t come in a box at all. It’s a regular innerspring mattress delivered to your door by delivery professionals.

See our full Saatva Classic Mattress Review to learn more.

Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress vs. Zenhaven Mattress

The Saatva Latex Hybrid and the Zenhaven by Saatva have one thing in common: latex. But the Zenhaven is an all-latex bed, and the latex hybrid combines a 3” layer of Talalay latex with innerspring coils. Obviously, these are both bouncy, more responsive beds, but the Zenhaven is actually flippable with two firmness levels: luxury plush (softer) and gentle firm (medium firm). The latex hybrid comes in one firmness option, which we rate at 7.5/10, meaning just a bit firmer than medium firm, and it can only go on the bed one way.

 While both of these Saatva beds will be extremely durable, the Zenhaven may last longer because it is all latex; it has nothing in its construction to sag. The latex hybrid should also last many years, but its innerspring coils will naturally weaken over time. As to pricing, the Zenhaven has a higher price point than the latex hybrid.

Zenhaven

Made by Saatva, the ZenHaven mattress is a unique latex mattress, unique because you can flip it to change the feel of it. One side is a plush, soft layer and the other is a gentle firm layer.

See our full Zenhaven Mattress Review to learn more.

Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress vs. Loom & Leaf Mattress

The Loom & Leaf mattress is also by Saatva; it’s the company’s memory foam offering. But unlike most traditional memory foam beds, the Loom & Leaf is eco-friendly and made from foams that meet CertiPUR-US standards, topped with an organic cotton cover. While the Saatva Latex Hybrid is also an environmentally friendly bed, it’s made with Talalay latex and innerspring coils.

With such different constructions, these beds feel totally different: The latex hybrid packs a big bounce and is great for combination sleepers, whereas the Loom & Leaf has that classic memory foam feel, like you’re slowly sinking into quicksand. As to firmness, in a rare memory foam moment, the Loom & Leaf comes in two firmness options: relaxed firm and firm. We find that the relaxed firm version of the Loom & Leaf is comparable to the Saatva Latex Hybrid, which only comes in one firmness option, a 7.5/10. They are both a tad on the firm side, and they are also comparable in price.

Loom & Leaf

The Loom & Leaf by Saatva focused squarely at dethroning Tempur-Pedic as the main name in memory foam mattresses. Of all of the direct-to-consumer mattresses we’ve tried, the Loom & Leaf feels the most like Tempur-Pedic and at a fraction of the price.

Check out our full Loom & Leaf Mattress Review to learn more.

Saatva vs. Other Brands

Saatva Latex Hybrid vs. Avocado Green Mattress

Both the Saatva Latex Hybrid and the Avocado Green mattresses are very environmentally friendly. And they also have very similar constructions combining organic cotton covers, all-natural latex layers and recycled innerspring coils. However, the Saatva uses Talalay latex, and the Avocado uses Dunlop latex, which is not quite as soft, buoyant or durable as Talalay.

As to firmness, the Saatva Latex Hybrid comes in at a 7.5/10 for firmness, and the Avocado may be a smidge less firm at a 7/10. But the real difference comes in the Avocado offering a plush pillowtop version, which can best accommodate side sleepers who require more cushioning at their hips and shoulders. The Avocado is also less expensive than the Saatva Latex Hybrid.

Check out our Saatva vs. Avocado Mattress Comparison to see how these two beds stack up. 

Avocado

The Avocado Green mattress is made with all-natural and organic materials. The company viewed every construction process—from selecting the latex to making the mattress flame-retardant sans chemicals—through an eco-conscious lens.

Read our full Avocado Mattress Review to learn more.

Saatva Latex Hybrid vs. Bear Hybrid

The Saatva Latex Hybrid and the Bear Hybrid mattresses are very different beds, starting with the construction. While the Saatva contains all natural Talalay latex as its main comfort layer, the Bear is crafted with about three inches of foam up top. But both incorporate individually wrapped innersprings, thus the “hybrid” designation.

Yes, the Saatva is more environmentally friendly, but the Bear has something the Saatva doesn’t: Celliant technology in the cover. These Celliant fibers have been shown to help with increasing blood circulation and keeping you cooler at night. Finally, the feel of these mattresses is greatly different, with the Saatva being the bouncy, buoyant bed, and the Bear possessing a balanced foam feel and more pressure relief for side sleepers. It’s also a bit less expensive than the Saatva.

 

Bear Hybrid

The Bear Hybrid mattress captures all the most coveted features in a mattress and jam packs them into this state-of-the-art hybrid. The cooling gel memory foam continuously carries away heat, promising you a cooler, more restful night’s sleep.

Read our full Bear Hybrid Mattress Review to learn more.

Saatva Latex Hybrid vs. Birch Mattress

The Birch mattress is Helix’s eco-friendly offering in the hybrid category. Just like the Saatva Latex Hybrid, it has a medium-firm feel and incorporates wool, all-natural Talalay latex and organic cotton in its construction. However, we rank it as a 6.5 out of 10 on our firmness scale, so it is a bit softer than the Saatva.

 Still, it’s good for the same types of folks: the eco-conscious, those who like a responsive feel and sleep hot, as well as back, stomach and combination sleepers. For side sleepers in need of added pressure relief at the shoulders and hips, the Birch also comes with the optional plush mattress topper, and this addition makes it a little more expensive than the Saatva.

Birch

The Birch mattress is made for those who want a premium, all-natural bed with an affordable price tag. A medium-firm hybrid mattress, the Birch uses Organic cotton, wool and natural latex to create a sleep surface for eco-conscious consumers.

Read our full Birch Mattress Review to learn more.

Haven’t made a decision yet? Check out these comparisons:

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Saatva Mattress FAQs

Do I need a foundation for the Saatva Latex Hybrid?

No. This bed can sit directly on top of a platform bed with a slatted or solid base. For example, a standard metal bed frame is just fine.

What is the unboxing like?

It’s not an issue with the Saatva Latex hybrid. The company provides complimentary White Glove delivery service, meaning a team will come to your home, install your new mattress, and takes care of your old mattress removal—for free! This kind of service sets Saatva apart from other bed-in-a-box mattress companies that simply ship a vacuum-packed mattress to your door. Since there’s no unboxing or compression, the off-gassing smells are minimal. 

Where are Saatva mattresses made?

Saatva mattresses are made to order in the USA. The company has 19 independent factories and 145 fulfillment centers delivering across the country. On average, mattresses travel less than 100 miles from the factories to your home.

What’s the Bottom Line?

This mattress comes from Saatva, which started in 2011. The company sets itself apart in the online market by delivering and setting up every order—for free! The Saatva Latex Hybrid is one of its newer models, and it checks all the boxes for being environmentally friendly: organic cotton cover, natural Talalay latex and recycled steel coils. It’s a good choice for average-weight and heavyweight back and stomach sleepers, but it may feel too firm for lightweight folks, especially those who strictly sleep on their side. However, it could work for lighter sleepers who strictly sleep on their stomach. Overall, for those looking for an environmentally conscious mattress with a supportive surface that sleeps cool, the Saatva Latex Hybrid could be your mattress.


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