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Sanity Check for Latex Hybrid Mattress in Fraser Valley 24 May 2022 11:11 #1

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Hello,

My wife and I are currently shopping for a new mattress and have been looking for something with a latex comfort layer. We visited several stores trying different categories of latex mattresses: all latex, latex over spring coils, and latex/foam hybrids. After spending some time with each type, we decided we liked all foam mattresses best. We couldn't discern a significant difference in feel/support between all latex and the latex/foam hybrids so we've narrowed our selection down to options within the foam/latex hybrid category to keep within our budget of $1500-$1800 incl tax.

The mattress that has filtered to the top in terms of value/performance (at least on paper), is the majestic sit and sleep Restore 10 Hybrid, but this model is apparently not available in their showroom, so we can't try it out. When trying out other similar mattresses, we gravitated toward firmer mattresses, so I think we'd go with the firm or firm plus category, which has the following layers (for firm):

Majestic Sit and Sleep Restore Hybrid 10
  • 2" soft (20 ILD) dunlop latex
  • 2" (30 ILD) dunlop latex[/li
  • 3" (31 ILD) 2lb HD foam
  • 2" (40 ILD) 2lb HD foam

Of the mattresses that we were able to try out, the two mattresses that we liked best in terms of feel were:

NovoPure Victoria Falls 10"
  • 6" "firm" core (no ILD listed)
  • 4" "medium firm" comfort layer (no ILD listed)
  • Was in the range for us in terms of Posture and pressure relief, but a little on the firmer side in terms of personal preference

Nature's Rest Sky 9"
  • 7" "firm" 2.1lb soy foam core. When I asked, they said the core was 65 ILD, which is higher than I've ever seen before, so it seems a little suspect.
  • 2" "medium" talaylay comfort layer. When asked, stated ILD was 45. Again most other places would call 45 ILD firm, not medium, so this is suspect
  • The salesperson referred to the mattress as a 7.5/10, which also doesn't seem to mesh with the abnormally high ILDs.
  • Again, in the range for both of us in terms of posture and pressure relief. Subjectively, preferred the feel of this one a bit more.

I think I'm going to go ahead and order the Restore 10 Hybrid, but I just wanted to do a sanity check here first, confirming the following assumptions:
  • Ignoring firmness, the Restore 10 is going to have similar characteristics to the Nature's Rest Sky since they have similar latex over foam construction
  • We don't need to worry as much about the specific firmness of the Restore 10, since the layers can be exchanged with the manufacturer to fine tune the feel

Thanks!!

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Sanity Check for Latex Hybrid Mattress in Fraser Valley 25 May 2022 05:34 #2

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HI ltilley,

Ignoring firmness, the Restore 10 is going to have similar characteristics to the Nature's Rest Sky since they have similar latex over foam construction

Talalay will feel softer than Dunlop due to its method of fabrication and lower density

We don't need to worry as much about the specific firmness of the Restore 10, since the layers can be exchanged with the manufacturer to fine tune the feel

That's a good option, can you exchange one of the dunlop layer for a Talalay in case you don't like the feel of pure rubber?

From what you shared, the specs of the mattress look like they are all quality materials and meet TMU guidelines.

Could you please share your experience with us after you've slept on it for a month.

All the best

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Sanity Check for Latex Hybrid Mattress in Fraser Valley 25 May 2022 12:23 #3

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Thanks for your feedback. I think the factory (seems to be the same address as Natures Embrace and MFC) only carries dunlop latex, so to only way we could go with talalay would be to source our own from a different manufacturer.

However, the NovoPure mattress we tried was all dunlop latex and we didn't find that the difference in feel was so big as to be unenjoyable to lay on.

I'll be sure to check back once we've slept on it for a while.

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