Tuft & Needle Hybrid Mattress Review

Tuft & Needle Hybrid In-Depth Review 

Tuft & Needle was one of the first online, direct-to-consumer mattress operations in the game. The company says it had a large hand in teaching consumers not to settle for sleight-of-hand sales techniques of mattress stores and providing quality sleep products at good prices. 

You have to appreciate anyone who decided the old way of selling mattresses was not the best way for consumers and then doing something about it.

Founded by two software engineers in 2012, Tuft & Needle made its reputation with foam mattresses. Then they swallowed a whale by teaming up with mattress giant Serta Simmons in 2018 and expanding their reach.

Now they’re taking another bold step in the marketplace by launching their first hybrid mattress —the Tuft & Needle Hybrid. 

We know that coil layers help keep a mattress strong for years. And we know Tuft & Needle is also known for a proprietary foam called adaptive foam, designed it to relieve pressure in key areas like the shoulders and hips. 

Tuft & Needle paired the two believing that would create the best combination. The result is the Tuft & Needle hybrid.

Tuft & Needle Hybrid Highlights

  • First hybrid from Tuft & Needle. Tuft & Needle built its reputation with foam mattresses. Now it’s putting its quality-for-a-fair price ethos to work on a hybrid. This one doesn’t just have foam and a coil layer. It has three different types of foam and two different layers of coils in these well-constructed mattresses that start at around $900.
  • Shipping is quick and free. The company says your mattress will arrive between 1-5 days. That’s fairly quick in the land of online mattresses companies.
  • Cooling features from top to bottom. The put graphite and gel-beads into the top bit of foam and quilted it into a 2-inch pillow-top. The graphite and gel-beads suck heat away from your body into the open-cell structure throughout the night. The foams are also “hydrophilic” meaning they repel moisture. If you sweat, the moisture will evaporate even on hot nights.

Sleepers the Tuft & Needle Hybrid Serves Best

Best for …

All types of sleepers because of the conformability within the top layers

Heavier sleepers because of its coil layers and durability

People who want to invest in a mattress that will serve them for a decade or more

 

Not best for …

Lightweight people who don’t need so much firmness

 

Tuft & Needle Hybrid by Sleeping Positions

Side sleepers on the average-to-heavy range of the weight spectrum should have plenty of contouring thanks to the quilted and foam layers on top of the thinner gauge coil layer. The coils, both layers, do a better job handling weight without losing its durability. Yes, side sleepers and heavier sleepers in general should do well on this hybrid mattress.

Back sleepers don’t need a ton of contouring so they should do fine on this mattress as well. The top layers accept weight without collapsing, so the back and hips will stay aligned if you’re on your back to sleep.

Pros

Cons

Any mattress with coils will stand up to wear and tear 

3-inch, quilted pillow-top for a lot of comfort at top

Quilting at the top will prevent the pillow-top from flattening out

Carbon fibers worked into the top layers strengthen the pillowtop

Mattress compatible with most frames and foundations

Not everyone can afford to pay $900+ or more for a mattress

Tuft & Needle Hybrid Firmness

The Tuft & Needle Hybrid mattress is a medium-firm mattress thanks to the dual-coil layer inside. Most people crave a medium to medium-firm feel to their mattresses. Those levels suit most people.

Tuft & Needle Hybrid Construction

The Tuft & Needle Hybrid combines three different sections of foam interspersed with two different coil layers.

The top layer closest to your body is a 1-inch breathable, open-cell foam with carbon fiber and graphite quilted with a 2-inch layer of T&N Adaptive® foam with graphite and ceramic gel beads. 

What you get there is a thick, soft surface to ease you to everything going on underneath.

The second layer is a 1-inch transition coil layer made of a thinner metal coil. The gauge of the coils is thinner so it adapts to the body’s curves without making you sink into the mattress. These coils are for contouring and relieve pressure on wider body parts like the hips and shoulders. It also gives the mattress some bounce, not a crazy bounce, but a gentle one.

The third layer is 1 inch of T&N Adaptive foam that’s a smidge firmer. It’s more of a transition layer before you get to the second coil layer.

The fourth layer is 6 inches of pocketed springs that are reinforced along the edges for improved edge support. This is the support layer.

The fifth layer is a 1-inch slab of base foam, a thicker density foam that holds everything else up.

Tuft & Needle Hybrid Sizing and Specs

MODEL SIZE DIMENSIONS WEIGHT HEIGHT PRICE
Twin 39” X 75” 81 lbs 12 inches $895
Twin XL 39” x 80” 81 lbs 12 inches $995
Full 54” x 75” 103 lbs 12 inches $1,295
Queen 60” x 80” 119 lbs 12 inches $1,495
King 76” x 80” 149 lbs 12 inches $1,745
California King 72” x 84” 149 lbs 12 inches $1,745

Tuft & Needle Hybrid Buying Experience

Shipping, Delivery and Returns

The Tuft & Needle Hybrid mattresses ship free via FedEx Ground and are delivered within 1 to 5 business days. The mattress comes compressed in a box. 

Once it arrives, place it on your foundation. Grab the ends of the plastic wrap that are tucked into the mattress roll. Pull those ends to unroll the mattress. Remove the rest of the plastic wrapping. The mattress will begin inflating.

If you do return the mattress, you get a full refund (minus shipping fees if you shipped to Alaska or Hawaii). Tuft & Needle will remove the unwanted mattress and donate it to a charity of your choice.

The T&N Hybrid Trial Period

Tuft & Needle gives you 100 nights to sleep on the Hybrid mattress. 

You must initiate your return before the 100 days have expired, but there is no minimum amount of time you need to sleep on it before you decide.

Any mattress expert worth their salt will tell you to sleep on a new one at least 30 days to adapt to it, break it in and to know if it works for you.

Warranty 

Tuft & Needle gives you a limited 10-year warranty. “Limited” means it will cover material defects that come from defective materials or workmanship from normal usage. That’s also assuming you did not deliberately set out to ruin it, meaning you’re not abusing it.

Some things that are covered are visible sags greater than 3/4 of an inch in the foam layer or a physical flaw in the foam that causes it to split or crack. Also, they don’t cover anything about the workmanship that causes the fabric to tear or stitches to unravel. 

The company will repair or replace the defective product.

Availability

Tuft & Needle sells online on its own site, on Amazon and on Huckberry.com. 

T&N also has stores in Scottsdale and Gilbert, AZ; Kansas City, KS; Raleigh, NC and Seattle, WA.

You can also find Tuft & Needle mattresses at Walmart, Lowe’s and Crate & Barrel.

Tuft & Needle Hybrid Rating and Conclusion

My ears perked up when I found out Tuft & needle was manufacturing a hybrid mattress. Because Tuft & Needle has a good reputation for making mattresses. 

Their hybrid has their proprietary foam, with an innovative combination of carbon fibers and foam in a thick pillow top. There are graphite fibers that strengthen the foam, too. The double-layer of coils create bounce, relieve pressure and strengthen the support along the edges. It’s a weighty combination of features that give you an extremely durable mattress 

The mattress overall is also built to be super breathable. Coil mattresses have natural channels for air to flow through. The adaptive foam has an open-cell structure that also encourages airflow. And there’s also graphite and gel-beads, that suck away heat from your body—that are fused with the foam.

Hybrids are always built for marathons, not for flashy sprints. Tuft & Needle honors that tradition while giving you some bells and whistles that help the mattress stay cool and dry. You get a lot for the price and that’s what a solid hybrid mattress should give you.


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