Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress Review

Nest manufactures a variety of mattresses, including the Alexander Signature Hybrid. It's one of the few mattresses available as a “bed in a box” that uses innerspring coils in its construction.

The Alexander Signature Hybrid is built in four layers: 8 inches of pocketed support coils, 1 inch of “SmartFlow” support polyfoam, 1.5 inches of either “Slow Recovery” memory foam or copper-infused “Energex” foam, and 1.5 inches of “TitanChill” endurance foam.

The mattress cover is quilted foam stuffed with gel-infused memory foam. The bed is available in three different firmness settings. With each firmness setting, the construction stays the same while the foam densities vary slightly. Each firmness setting is available in standard sizes, each 13.5 inches in height.

 

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In-depth Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress Review

Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress Sizing and Pricing
Size Dimensions Price
Twin 39” x 75” x 13.5” $799
Twin XL 39” x 80” x 13.5” $899
Full 54” x 75” x 13.5” $1,099
Queen 60” x 80” x 13.5” $1,199
King 76” x 80” x 13.5” $1,499
California king 72” x 84 x 13.5” $1,499

Note: It is possible to order split sides for the king size mattress. Each piece is $899 per side.

Firmness

The Alexander Signature Hybrid is available in three firmness settings: Plush (3), Medium (5) and a Luxury Firm (8). Firmness is based on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being the least firm and 10 being the most firm.

Availability

The Alexander Signature Hybrid is available online at the NestBedding website. In addition, Nest operates many showrooms around the country. A full list is available here.

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Construction

The three different firmness settings of the Alexander Signature Hybrid all use the same basic construction, but with slightly different foams and densities. Each mattress starts with 8 inches of individually-pocketed support coils. The next layer is 1 inch of “SmartFlow” support polyfoam, that is designed to increase airflow and help with heat retention. Each firmness level uses 3 PCF (pounds per cubic foot) foam in this layer. The following layer is 1.5 inches of either 2.5 PCF copper-infused “Energex” polyfoam (Plush), 3.5 PCF copper-infused Energex polyfoam (Medium) or 4.5 PCF slow-recovery memory foam (Luxury Firm). The final layer is 1.5 inches of “TitanChil” cooling polyfoam. The mattress cover is 1.5 inches of 4 PCF gel-infused memory foam inside a quilted, cooling fabric. This provides a pillowtop-like feel.

Shipping

Once an Alexander Signature Hybrid bed is made, it is compressed, vacuum-sealed in plastic and delivered to your doorstep in a marked box. It is one of the few hybrid beds that ships straight to your doorstep. The bed arrives in one pieces with no assembly required.

Shipping is free within the contiguous United States. Delivery is also available to Alaska and Hawaii, and several international destinations for additional fees.

Each Alexander Signature Hybrid is made-to-order, a process that takes 2-4 days. After that, it is shipped via FedEx Ground. It arrives 1-5 business days later. Expedited shipping can be arranged at additional costs.

Additional Services

No additional delivery services are available at this time. Nest will help customers coordinate with local services to arrange for further delivery help.

Sleep Trial

Nest offers a 100-night sleep trial on the Alexander Signature Hybrid. The company requires that you keep the bed for at least 30 days before initiating a return. If you are unhappy with the mattress for any reason at any point between 30-100 nights, you can arrange to return or donate it for a full refund of the purchase price. Any delivery fees are non-refundable.

Warranty

The Alexander Signature Hybrid, along with Nest mattresses, are covered by a limited lifetime warranty. The warranty is non-prorated, which means the company will pay to repair or replace any defective mattresses, no matter how old it is. Full warranty details can be found here.

Alexander Signature Hybrid Mattress Performance

Motion Isolation

Hybrids don’t isolate motion as well as all-foam beds typically do, because innersprings allow motion to more easily transfer across the surface of the bed. The Alexander Signature Hybrid, however, has several foam layers on top of its springs. These layers help the bed absorb motion to a significant extent.

Edge Support

The innerspring coil support base of the Alexander Signature Hybrid works to reinforce its perimeter. This provides an even sleeping surface across the entire bed and helps prevent sagging and sinkage around the bed’s edge.

Heat Retention

The Alexander Signature Hybrid sleeps relatively cool. The innerspring coils allow for ample airflow, helping to reduce body heat. The foam layers, which generally trap heat, are infused with cooling gel and copper to counteract this common problem.

Off-Gassing

Whenever a mattress is compressed and vacuum sealed, it tends to produce a temporary odor when it is unboxed. This smell is called “off-gassing.” You should expect to experience this with the Alexander Signature Hybrid, but the smell should dissipate quickly.

Support

The Alexander Signature Hybrid’s coil base provides consistent and responsive support. The foam comfort layers provide pressure point relief and aid in proper spinal alignment. Working together, these layers combine to make a bed that most customers find very supportive.

Conforming

The foam layers on the Alexander Signature Hybrid do conform quite closely to a sleeper’s body, responding to pressure and heat to provide a “customized” response. The Hybrid won’t provide the tight “hug” typical of memory foam, but it still works to alleviate pain and pressure points.

Durability

The Alexander Signature Hybrid has only been available for a few years, making it difficult to know exactly how well it will hold up in the long run. But considering Nest’s reputation for quality products, it is reasonable to assume that their Signature Hybrid will do well over the years.

Sex

This hybrid construction has plenty of bounce and responsiveness. It should not restrict movement or at all inhibit sexual activity.

Website Reviews
NestBedding.com 5/5 (3,786 reviews)
Google Shopping 4.5/5 (100reviews)
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What Type of Sleeper is Well Suited to an Alexander Signature Hybrid?

When purchasing a new mattress, keep in mind that the decision is a very personal one. It’s important to consider your own preferences, sleeping position, body weight and type, and any health conditions you may have. Always consider your own support and comfort needs. We always encourage you to use any sleep trial to make sure that the mattress you have chosen is a good fit for you.

Keeping all of that in mind, consider this subjective customer feedback for the Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress:

Looking at the chart below, it’s interesting to note that stomach sleepers – no matter their body weight – rate the Alexander Signature Hybrid lower than those who sleep in different positions. Side sleepers and back sleepers, regardless of their size, rate the Signature Hybrid at “good” or better. Both side and back sleepers of average and below average weight all rate the bed as “very good.”

Below Average Weight (under 130 lbs) Average Weight (130-230 lbs) Above Average Weight (above 230 lbs)
Side Sleepers Very Good Very Good Good
Back Sleepers Very Good Very Good Good
Stomach Sleepers Good Fair Fair

Company Information

Customer Service: In our research, 7 out of 10 customers reported that they had a positive experience with the company, irrespective of how they felt about the mattress.

Reputation: Nest has established a solid reputation within the mattress industry, both for customer service and quality products.

BBB Rating: A+

Years in Business: Nest has been in business since 2011.

Corporate Headquarters: 835 San Pablo Avenue Albany, CA 94706

Physical Stores: Nest operates several showrooms around the country. A full list is available here.

Phone Number: 1-888-992-2001

Contact Email: sales@nestbedding.com

Our Verdict

Nest’s Alexander Signature Hybrid is a rare “bed in a box” that features pocketed springs in its construction. The Signature Hybrid’s design offers the bounce, airflow, and edge support of innersprings, along with the conforming and supportive properties of foam.

The bed is available in three firmness settings, giving customers the ability to choose the design that best fits their personal preferences.

Here’s how we rate the Alexander Signature Hybrid mattress on a scale of 1 (worst) to 10 (best):

9.0
Material Quality
8.8 / 10
Support
9.2 / 10
Temperature Regulation
9.0 / 10
Off-Gassing
8.5 / 10
Suitability for Sex
9.0 / 10
Trial period
8.0 / 10
Warranty
9.5 / 10
Company Reputation
10.0 / 10
Value for the Money
8.7 / 10

Pros

- Multiple firmness options available
- Good responsiveness and bounce
- Quilted cover gives pillowtop feel
- Offers a cool sleep
- Made using quality materials that are built to last
- Lifetime warranty
- Free shipping

Cons

- More limited track record with this model, though Nest has a long history of success
- Heavy and difficult to move