One of the country's most versatile online mattress brands, Saatva first opened up shop in 2010 with the flagship Saatva Classic innerspring. The company has since introduced a handful of different mattresses, including memory foam, all-latex, hybrid, and airbed models. This review will take a look at the Saatva Latex Hybrid, the brand's newest mattress.
The Saatva Latex Hybrid is constructed with a Talalay latex comfort layer and a zoned, pocketed coil support core. Additional mattress components include an organic cotton cover, wool fire barrier, and "Eco Loft" support pad to reinforce the coils. The Saatva Latex Hybrid measures 13 inches thick, making it a high-profile mattress. The bed's feel is considered medium firm, which rates as a 6 on the 1-10 firmness scale.
Compared to other Saatva mattresses, Saatva Latex Hybrid is offered at a mid-range price-point. This is the fourth Saatva bed that contains latex components. Other Saatva latex mattress models include the flippable, all-latex Zenhaven; the Saatva HD hybrid, which includes a latex comfort layer; and the Saatva Solaire airbed, which also features a latex comfort layer.
Our Saatva latex mattress review covers prices and sizing options, materials and construction, and performance ratings based on our own product testing.
Saatva Mattresses At-A-Glance
|Saatva Latex Hybrid||Saatva Classic||Saatva HD|
|Firmness||6 (Medium Firm)||2-3 (Soft),
|Height||13"||11.5 or 14.5"||15.5"|
Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress Review: Our Verdict
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How Much Is the Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress?
The Saatva Latex Hybrid costs $1,799 in a queen size. This is on par with the average hybrid price-point, which falls between $1,600 and $2,200 for the same size. Compared to other Saatva models, the Latex Hybrid has a mid-range sticker price. This mattress is more expensive than the Saatva Classic ($1,299) and Loom & Leaf ($1,699), and costs less than the Zenhaven ($2,399), Saatva HD ($2,599), and Solaire ($2,795). Saatva does not offer any add-ons or customization options that affect the Latex Hybrid's pricing.
Current prices for the Saatva Latex Hybrid in each available size are listed below, along with weights and dimensions for width, length, and thickness.
|Twin||38W" x 75L" x 13H"||77 lbs.||$1,099|
|Twin XL||38W" x 80L" x 13H"||85 lbs.||$1,249|
|Full||54W" x 75L" x 13H"||100 lbs..||$1,599|
|Queen||60W" x 80L" x 13H"||120 lbs.||$1,799|
|King||76W" x 80L" x 13H"||150 lbs.||$2,199|
|Split King||38W" x 80L" x 13H" (2pc)||170 lbs.||$2,499|
|California King||72W" x 84L" x 13H"||148 lbs.||$2,199|
How Does the Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress Feel?
The Saatva Latex Hybrid is considered a medium firm mattress, so you should expect even yet moderate contouring and minimal sinkage. Some people may find the mattress too stiff, and should consider a softer bed instead, but most sleepers weighing 130 pounds or more will feel a comfortable balance of conforming and support. The Latex Hybrid is also quite springy thanks to its naturally responsive latex layer and thick coil system. This creates a feeling best described as sleeping "on" – not "in" – the mattress.
Since the coils are zoned with different firmness levels, you'll notice more cradling while lying in the center of the mattress and added push-back along the edges when you get in and out of bed. This ensures less sinkage along the perimeter and a comfortable support level for your body, as well as good stability when you sleep near the edges of the mattress.
What Is the Saatva Latex Hybrid Made Of?
The Saatva Latex Hybrid's cover is composed of organic cotton, giving the material an exceptionally soft and breathable feel. The fabric has earned certification from the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), which is considered one of the leading authorities for sustainably sourced bedding materials. The cover cannot be removed or laundered in a household machine, but you can spot clean the fabric if stains occur.
Beneath the cover lies a thin sheet of organic wool, which has also earned GOTS certification. This material acts as the hybrid's fire barrier. Wool is also naturally breathable, so the layer helps regulate surface temperatures to keep you cool.
The mattress contains a 3-inch comfort layer of Talalay latex. This latex type is best known for its light and bouncy feel, and does not offer the same dense composition as Dunlop latex. The comfort layer is also ventilated with small holes to promote extra airflow near the surface of the mattress. This mattress does not include a transitional layer between the comfort and support layers, but the latex is sturdy and supportive enough to prevent excessive sinkage on its own.
As is the case with most hybrids, the Saatva Latex Hybrid's support core features individually pocketed coils. This layer is divided into different zones based on coil gauge, or thickness. Thicker, lower-gauge coils are positioned along the perimeter to provide bounce-back and reduce sinkage when you get on and off the mattress. Meanwhile, thinner, higher-gauge coils are located throughout the interior to support your body without feeling too stiff. An "Eco Loft" base pad beneath the coils provides extra reinforcement.
Altogether, the Saatva Latex Hybrid measures 13 inches thick. This makes it a high-profile mattress.
Does the Saatva Latex Hybrid Isolate Motion?
Motion isolation is somewhat limited for the Saatva Latex Hybrid, as is typical for this mattress type, but it shouldn't cause major sleep disturbances. The Talalay latex comfort layer is fairly light and responsive, creating a noticeable bounce when you change positions or get on and off the mattress. Additionally, the coil system contributes to the bed's springy surface. The Saatva Latex Hybrid does not absorb movement quite like a mattress with polyfoam or memory foam layers, but it also won't generate too much transfer across the surface either.
People who are highly sensitive to motion in bed and tend to wake up when their sleep partner moves may want to consider a less responsive mattress. Others should be able to sleep soundly without disruptions.
Does the Saatva Latex Hybrid Sleep Cool?
The Saatva Latex Hybrid sleeps quite cool, and this can be attributed to its material construction. Latex won't absorb and trap body heat quite like foam. The latex layer is also ventilated with small holes to push air toward the surface of the mattress, while an organic cotton cover and wool fire barrier provide extra breathability to keep you cool. The support core is also crucial for temperature control. The open coil system promotes consistent air circulation to help the mattress maintain a comfortable core temperature.
Another factor is the bed's medium firm feel. You shouldn't sink too much into the Saatva Latex Hybrid, especially if you weigh 230 pounds or less. This ensures sufficient surface airflow. Softer beds that allow the body to sink more deeply can trap heat, causing sleepers to feel uncomfortably warm.
Will It Sag Along the Edges?
Sagging along the edges should not be a major issue with the Saatva Latex Hybrid. The mattress is constructed with a zoned support core. Thicker coils line the perimeter of the mattress to prevent excessive sinkage when you sit or sleep close to the edges. Over time, you'll probably notice more sagging along the perimeter – this is to be expected of any mattress, regardless of how strong its coils are – but the Saatva Latex Hybrid should offer strong edge support for a number of years. The thinner interior coils also provide good cradling, so the middle of the mattress won't feel as stiff as the perimeter.
Is It Good for Sex?
For most couples and their mattress preferences for sex, the Saatva Latex Hybrid will check a lot of boxes. The surface has a responsive feel and won't sink too much, so you and your partner can move across the mattress and change positions easily without feeling trapped or stuck. The latex also provides decent traction to help you maintain one position for prolonged periods. Additionally, the bed's strong edge support allows you to use the entire bed surface, rather than just the interior.
There's one slight drawback with the mattress: it can be somewhat loud due to its coil layer, which may lead to embarrassing situations if someone else is sleeping nearby.
What About Off-gassing?
Off-gassing should not be a major issue with this mattress because it does not contain any polyfoam or memory foam, the two materials most often associated with unpleasant initial odor. Latex will emit a faint, rubbery smell when new, but it is not nearly as strong or persistent as foam off-gassing. The Saatva Latex Hybrid also features a ventilated comfort layer and open coil system to flush out any bothersome odor rather quickly; expect these smells to completely dissipate in a matter of days. If this is not the case, try placing the mattress in a well-ventilated room for an extra day or two.
What Type of Sleeper Is the Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress Best for?
After testing the Saatva Latex Hybrid, we found the mattress offers adequate comfort and support to a wide range of sleepers across different weight and position groups. However, the most favorable ratings for this model come from back and stomach sleepers. These positions generally require a firmer feel, less contouring, and more reinforcement from the mattress. Added support ensures these individuals can rest comfortably without sinking too much around the chest, stomach, waist, and other areas where people often carry more weight. The bed's medium firm feel is particularly well suited to back and stomach sleepers who weigh up to 230 pounds.
Side sleepers may also find the Saatva Latex Hybrid comfortable, though many will find the mattress a bit too stiff. People who use this position often need more cushioning for the shoulders and hips in order to align the spine and alleviate pressure in sensitive areas. Side sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds will probably consider the mattress too firm, and should consider a softer mattress instead. Those who weigh at least 130 pounds should feel more comfortable, but perhaps not to the same extent as back or stomach sleepers.
How Does Body Weight Impact the Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress's Performance?
While everyone has different mattress preferences, models with a medium feel – such as the Saatva Latex Hybrid – are best suited to people who weigh 130 to 230 pounds. In most cases, these individuals won't sink excessively beneath the surface or find the mattress too stiff. On a softer mattress, these same sleepers will sag more, and this can leave them vulnerable to aches, pains, and pressure points in the neck and shoulders, lower back, and hips. Likewise, extra firm mattresses can cause stiffness and soreness in these areas of the body.
Some sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds will also be satisfied with the Saatva Latex Hybrid, though others may find the mattress less supportive. For people who weigh less than 130 pounds, their experience with the mattress will largely depend on their sleep position. Side sleepers in this weight group won't feel much padding from the comfort layer, which can affect spinal alignment and cause more pressure to occur. On the other hand, back and stomach sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds will probably feel very comfortable on this mattress due to its gently conforming latex layer and robust coil system.
Is the Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress Good for Couples?
The Saatva Latex offers pros and cons for couples and co-sleepers. The mattress delivers a responsive feel that makes moving across the surface rather easily, and is compatible with couples who prefer bouncy beds for sex. Strong edge support also allows co-sleepers to spread out across the mattress, rather than squeezing into the middle. Temperature neutrality is another asset. Couples won't need to worry about overheating on this mattress thanks to its breathable components that promote steady airflow from top to bottom.
At the same time, the Saatva Latex Hybrid's springy surface will limit its abilities to absorb motion and eliminate transfer. Sleepers may notice some movement on the mattress when their partner changes positions or gets up in the middle of the night. The coils are not particularly loud at first, but over time they may produce more noise and cause sleep disruptions for those with sensitive hearing.
Saatva's Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies
|Availability||At this time, the Saatva Latex Hybrid is exclusively available for sale from Saatva. The mattress cannot be purchased through any online retailers or marketplaces, including Amazon.com. In addition to online purchasing, Saatva operates one brick-and-mortar showroom in New York City where you can test out the mattress and place your order.|
|Shipping||Saatva provides free White Glove delivery to all customers in the contiguous U.S. This service includes scheduled delivery date and time, full assembly in a room of your choice, and old mattress removal upon request – all at no extra charge. The mattress will be delivered in a truck, so it won't be compressed or vacuum-sealed. Standard ground delivery is not available for any orders.
Saatva does not offer direct delivery to Alaska or Hawaii, but customers in these locations should still reach out to the company; in some cases, Saatva can arrange freight delivery through one of the company's shipping partners.
|Sleep Trial||The mattress comes with a 120-night sleep trial starting on the date of delivery. Customers who aren’t satisfied with the mattress can return it at any point during the 120 nights and will receive a full refund minus a $99 transportation fee.|
|Warranty||The Saatva Latex Hybrid comes with a 15-year warranty. This warranty includes two repair and replacement options for owners.
Under the standard warranty, Saatva will repair or replace a defective mattress at no charge to you during the first two years of ownership. Beginning in the third year, you can pay a flat fee of $198 – $99 each way – to have the mattress repaired and re-covered. Apart from this fee, you won't pay any prorated charges.
Saatva also offers the Fairness Replacement Option, which is non-prorated for the first two years. You'll pay 40 percent of the original sticker price to have the mattress replaced during years three to five; 60 percent during years six to 10; and 80 percent during years 11 to 15. If a replacement is needed, Saatva will allow you to keep the original mattress at no extra cost.
Under this warranty, sagging and body impressions in the surface are considered defects if they measure 1 inch or deeper. Other issues with the mattress, including shallower impressions, normal wear and tear, and damage from misuse or improper support will not warrant repairs or replacements. The warranty is non-transferable, so only original owners who buy the mattress directly from Saatva or an authorized retailer will receive coverage.