Nest Alexander Mattress Review
Produced from locally sourced, bio and environmentally friendly materials the Nest Bedding Alexander Memory foam promises to deliver a genuinely smooth sleeping experience that is sure to keep the consumer attached to their beds.
Unlike the big names in the mattress making industry, Nest is a relatively small family owned business that has declared its goal to producing not only high-quality mattresses but also organic and natural sheets, blankets, pillows and duvet covers at a fraction of the cost consumers are usually charged by the industry’s top guns. This is a promise virtually every Mattress brand makes to the customer, and in reality, very few have stricken a balance between cost and quality. So does Nest Bedding join the elite crew of bands who have delivered on their promise? Read on to find out.
- Premium build quality
- Extended warranty period
- Efficient cooling technology
- Exquisitely crafted cover and edges
- Refreshing sleeping experience
- Firmness variants to select from
- Might be a tad expensive
- Soft version demonstrates profound sinkage
- Soft version displays marked Fragility
Material & Construction & Design
The Nest bedding Alexander mattress features a composite blend of 5 foam layers whose thickness vary depending on the firmness level of the selected mattress. Most memory foam brands offer only three true foam layers; the Nest Bedding Alexander mattress features four unique layers that culminate to give you a 13-inch thick mattress.
The cover layer of the mattress is tailored from a blend of cotton and polyester. Incorporated into the cover is an extra two inch (depending on the firmness level) foam layer that adds to the cushioning feel of the mattress. It’s sides, and edges feature an aesthetically appealing mix of suede and mesh giving the mattress a genuinely premium look.
- The first layer is a composite of gel memory foam. This layer is designed to efficiently absorb all heat accrued from the top (sleeping) surface of the mattress and transmit it to the sides and bottom of the mattress. Nest Bedding claims that this technology channels both the ambient heat and body heat of the sleeper from the sleeping surface to the sides, effectively creating a cool zone in the mattress top.
- The next layer is made of Visco foam, similar to the latex layers in the Ghost bed; this layer is designed to provide bounce and responsiveness to the memory foam layer and the mattress as a whole. However, unlike the Ghost bed which has the latex layer over the memory foam, this layer is located underneath the memory foam. What this entails this layer does not impede the functionality and efficiency of the memory foam layer.
- The third layer is a transitional layer constructed from Smart Flow foam. The design team at Nest have incorporated an air flow system into the layer, and as such in addition to providing complementary support to the upper two layers it also acts as air conduit that functions to increase the overall breathability of the mattress thus promoting coolness
- At the bottom of the mattress is a foundational layer fashioned out from a stable edge support foam. This layer acts as the weight bearer of the mattress and provides support to all the other area. To do this efficiently, it is made of foam with a higher density than the rest layers.
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Firmness Test and Analysis
Divulging from the industry standard of offering one mattress and choking it down the neck of consumers as the mattress for all Nest have taken a truly ingenious step (which for us is in the right direction) to produce three Firmness variants of its Nest Alexander Mattress;
The soft, medium and firm
Soft; on a scale of 1 to 10 where one is as soft as a marsh mellow, and ten is hard as a rock, the soft category seats at 3, and is characteristically cozy and silken.
Medium; the medium option comes in at six on our firmness scale, indicating that this is the mattress for the average sleeper. It conveniently strikes a balance between soft and hard and seems capable of handling the average weight categories of sleepers.
Hard; as the name states the hard class is for those who want it hard. It measures a whopping 8.5 on our firmness scale. This mattress is specially crafted for individuals tending to the plus side of the weighing scale.
For us, at mattress-guides, the medium option was the best fit, but we appreciate the intention of Nest as they have made adequate provision for all weight class of sleepers. Ensuring that lightweight individuals or those who naturally prefer a soft bed are not cajoled into swinging for the medium category that is sure to have one or two disadvantages; the same thing applies to plus weight individuals.back to menu ↑
Experience on Alexander Signature Series
The foam bundled with the quilted cover makes for a mattress with a very comfy and receptive feel. Coupled with memory foam, the Nest mattress offers a truly soothing sleep experience. However we did notice a bit of hug and sinkage when using the mattress, this is more pronounced in the soft version (although this is to be expected). Consequent of the Visco foam present in its construction the Nest mattress delivers a pleasant level of bounce and responsiveness.
When it comes to motion transfer, the nest mattress displayed very little transfer of motion throughout the breadth and length of the bed. This is particularly important for people who have partners that they share the same bed with. Given the significant sinkage in this mattress, some consumers might report sleeping hot due to the increased hug when in reality the Nest Alexander does a magnificent job of sleeping cold. The smart flow transitional layer coupled with the quilted cover ensures that the Nest is a truly breathable mattress.
One thing we liked in the Nest mattress that is hard to find in most mattress brand of competitors was its edge support. The side support in the nest mattress was nothing short of impressive.
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Pricing of Nest Alexander Signature Series
The Nest Alexander mattress starts from $999 for its smallest size category, while this does not embody being cheap, for the quality eco-friendly materials used in the production process and the overall comfort and satisfaction derived from this Mattress, it is safe to say that the Nest mattress is fairly priced. Nest also offers a financing plan that can be accessed via their website if the customer decides to pay monthly instead of the singular lump sum
Purchase and Delivery
Nest would be the very first mattress brand we’ve reviewed here that have bundled the brick and mortar sales outlet with an online delivery service. What this means for the consumer is that they can head over to any Nest display shops located in the main cities across the US and have a first-hand experience of the mattress before purchasing.
This ensures the customer know exactly what he/she is buying. As a bonus Nest still offers a 101-night return policy, and during this period customers can return the mattress to receive a full refund from Nest
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Nest offers non-prorated warranty coverage for 20 years and during this period will replace any defective mattress devoid of any charges provided the owner followed the recommended usage guides. The coverage from Nest demonstrates the confidence they have in their product as most competitors offer warranty coverage that extends for just 15 years.
Nest recommends that customers make use of at least a foundation to support the mattress a keep warranty valid.back to menu ↑
Nest as a brand scores a solid B in our business reputation charts, reinforced by this quality build of a mattress we see them soaring higher if they can keep up the pace they’ve so far set.
The foundational and transitional layers present in this mattress work in perfect synergy to reinforce the build quality of this mattress. To further emphasize the point, Nest will replace or repair your bed if it compresses b more than 1 inch for the 20 year warranty period; in comparison to competitors, who will only consider a warranty replacement if the mattress compresses by more than 2 inches.
Apart from the environmental benefits of using bio and environmentally friendly materials, there was no incidence of off-gassing when we unboxed this mattress consequent of its build materials. Off gassing is a prevalent phenomenon in the memory foam industry, and we were quite happy that it was not the case with the Nest mattress
Easy to Care
Since the cover isn’t removable Nest recommends the user purchases a breathable, waterproof cover to shield the bed from stains and other forms of damage.
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Why you should buy the Nest Alexander Mattress
You desire a mattress that actually fits your firmness preference
Before you get sucked in by the marketing antics of some brands and decide to purchase their all in one bed, it’s critical you take a look at the firmness variants offered by nest as these are customized and more likely to fit into the unique firmness needs of some individual.
You are looking for a responsive memory foam mattress
Memory foams tend to sacrifice a lot to provide us that memorable experience and one of the usual design cut is the bounce and responsiveness of the memory foam. Nest, however, have managed to incorporate the necessary bounce and responsiveness thanks to their Visco foam layer into the Alexander mattress.
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Verdict by Mattress-guides.com
Premium materials, flawless design, maximal comfort are the strong points of this mattress, and although $999 is not the cheapest in the mattress industry, if you decide to buy this mattress it is money well spent.
Bundled with the 20-year warranty this mattress defines value for money and presents a competitive bargain that outclasses competitor brands
Featuring premium build and construction it is no surprise that this mattress delivers optimum comfort that is guaranteed to provide a wonderful sleeping experience