Tuft & Needle Hybrid Mattress Overview
Launched in 2012, Tuft & Needle makes three mattresses: the T&N Mattress, the Mint, and the newly released T&N Hybrid. The company also sells pillows, mattress toppers, and other bedroom accessories. In this review we’ll focus on the T&N Hybrid.
The T&N Hybrid mattress combines a plush 1-inch pillow-top cover quilted with graphite and carbon fiber-infused polyfoam. This is followed by 2 inches of graphite and gel-infused polyfoam.
The comfort layers include a 1-inch thick layer of microcoils, under which is a layer of transitional polyfoam. The support core contains 6 inches of pocketed coils. The T&N Hybrid mattress’s firmness level as medium, equivalent to a 5.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale.
In the following review we’ll cover some practical details about the T&N Hybrid including pricing, sleep trial, and shipping information. We’ll also discuss how the mattress feels based on our sleep testing and compare it with some of its competitors.
Table of Contents
Meet Our Testing Team
- Couples. With reinforced edge support and decent motion isolation, the T&N Hybrid mattress is perfect for people who share the bed.
- Heavier Sleepers. The pocketed coil support layer in this hybrid mattress make for a responsive and supportive mattress.
- People who sleep hot. Two layers of coils and graphite-infused foams promote airflow and prevent the T&N Hybrid mattress from trapping heat.
Not Recommended for...
- Side sleepers. While the T&N Hybrid mattress alleviates pressure points in heavier side sleepers, the foam comfort layers in the T&N Hybrid are rather thin and may cause pressure points under the hips and shoulders in lighter and average-weight side sleepers.
- Sleepers looking for that “hug” feeling. This mattress won’t offer the same level of conforming as you might find in a memory foam mattress, which contours perfectly to your body.
Tuck's Video Review
Our testing team evaluated the Tuft and Needle Hybrid Mattress for conforming, motion isolation, edge support, and other performance factors. Check out their findings in the video below.
Tuck’s testing team conducted an extensive evaluation of the T&N Hybrid Mattress. Our review and rating process consists of three parts: in-house evaluation, external sleep testing, and data collection of verified owner experiences. To learn more about our review process, read our methodology here.
Our performance criteria and ratings for the bed are listed in the table below.
Our expert team tested out the T&N Hybrid Mattress and conducted significant research on important sleep factors like edge support, resilience, and temperature neutrality. As you can see, the T&N Hybrid scored well with all sleepers, but the most favorable scores came from average and heavyweight sleepers. Click here to jump to our in-depth review of the performance ratings.
Sleep Position Ratings
As part of our ratings process, we evaluated the T&N Hybrid across different body types and preferred sleep positions. In addition to physical testing, we surveyed our sleep expert team and analyzed reviews from verified mattress owners and customers. Our findings are listed in the table below.
|Sleep Position||Less than 130 LBS||130 LBS - 230 LBS||Greater than 230 LBS|
How Is the Tuft & Needle Hybrid Constructed?
The T&N Hybrid has a breathable loose-knit polyester and polyamide cover. This is quilted with an inch of plush polyfoam infused with cooling graphite and carbon fibers for added durability.
The primary comfort layer consists of 2 inches of Tuft & Needle’s Adaptive® polyfoam. This is the same foam the company uses in its other mattresses and it provides pressure relief, but with enough resilience so you don’t feel stuck in the mattress. The foam is infused with ceramic gel beads and graphite for better temperature regulation and gentle cradling.
Tuft & Needle has included a 1-inch layer of microcoils in the transitional layer, which is an uncommon choice with several benefits. First, the coils allow for airflow close to the sleeping surface, which improves temperature regulation.
Second, they provide more bounce and greater cradling support. Under the microcoils is another inch of Adaptive® foam infused with graphite, which acts as a transitional layer to prevent you from feeling the pocketed coils.
The 6-inch support core is made with pocketed coils which rest on a 1-inch polyfoam base layer. The coils form a responsive support layer that will keep the spine aligned while leaving plenty of room for airflow. As the coils are individually wrapped, they help minimize motion transfer and provide a sturdy support core to help keep your spine aligned.
The T&N Hybrid Mattress is 12 inches tall, which is about average for a hybrid mattress.
|Product Name||Firmness Options||Thickness||Support Core Components||Comfort Layer Components||Cover Components|
|Tuft & Needle Hybrid||Medium (5.5)||12″||6″ Pocketed Coils
1″ High Density Polyfoam
|2″ graphite and gel-infused Adaptive® polyfoam
1″ Adaptive foam
|1″ quilted graphite and carbon-infused polyfoam with polyester and polyamide cover|
What Are the Firmness and Feel Like?
The T&N Hybrid mattress comes in just one firmness level. Our overnight testing team rated the mattress a 5.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale, with 10 being the firmest. This is considered “medium” firmness. Tuft & Needle doesn’t give a firmness rating for the mattress, stating only that it’s plusher than the Original and Mint mattresses.
The plush feel is largely due to the pillow top, which is not present in T&N’s other mattresses. This will provide a little contouring that’s reminiscent of memory foam. However, the Adaptive foam and layer of micro coils should have more than enough resilience to prevent you sinking in and feeling stuck in the mattress. The layers get progressively firmer until you finally reach the pocketed coils.
Next, we’ll take a closer look at each performance ratings for the T&N Hybrid. These ratings are based on findings from our internal and external testing teams, along with reviews from verified T&N Hybrid owners.
The T&N Hybrid mattress is a new product and we do not have enough data on this mattress to predict how long it will last. Mattresses with coil support layers tend to have above-average lifespans. The T&N Hybrid boasts a total of 1,041 pocketed coils in the support layer of the queen mattress, which is about average for a hybrid mattress of this caliber.
However, while the carbon fiber may help defend against sagging, the soft foams in the pillow-top cover and comfort layers may start to break down earlier.
Our sleep testers found that the pocketed coils in the T&N Hybrid responded locally to changes in pressure without transferring much motion across the bed. The soft foam layers also helped absorb motion, although not to the same extent as an all-foam mattress would.
Light sleepers who share the bed may want to consider the T&N Original or Mint instead of the T&N Hybrid. These mattresses offer better motion isolation, which means that motion from one person will not disturb the other.
As expected, the foams in the T&N Hybrid mattress emitted some off-gassing odors when we first unpacked the mattress. This is completely normal in almost all foam mattresses, and in the case of the T&N Hybrid the odors dissipated fairly quickly. The mattress is CertiPUR-US® and GREENGUARD Gold certified, which means it was found to be free of harmful chemical emissions.
Our overnight sleep testers found that the combination of responsive foam and microcoils did a fairly good job of cradling the body and alleviating pressure points, especially for back and stomach sleepers. We tested out the T&N Hybrid mattress with a pressure-mapping tool and found that even when side sleeping, problem areas like the hips and shoulders still showed small signs of pressure.
The quilted pillow top provides some initial cushioning, and the foam in the comfort layers allows just a little bit of sink while still responding quickly to movement. When rolling onto our side we noticed some faint pressure at the hips and shoulders, but not to the same extent as comparable mattresses. The pocketed coils also help absorb your weight, forming a supportive cradle that helps ease pressure and keep your back aligned.
We found that the T&N Hybrid mattress, while not actively cooling, was sufficiently breathable to provide decent temperature regulation throughout the night. A common problem with foam mattresses is that sleepers can sink into them, limiting airflow around the body. However, the T&N Hybrid uses a light and resilient foam that does not impede airflow.
In addition, the foam is infused with graphite and gel beads to prevent it from trapping too much heat. The coil support core and the addition of the microcoil layer in the upper half of the mattress further promote airflow. While there are mattresses that sleep cooler, most people should find that the T&N Hybrid mattress allows for a comfortable sleeping temperature throughout the night.
While the upper comfort layers compressed under pressure, all of our testers found that the T&N Hybrid mattress provided great edge support when lying and sitting on the edge of the bed.
This is largely thanks to the tempered-steel springs and is an advantage for anyone who shares the bed, as it increases the usable sleep surface. Individuals who have trouble getting in and out of bed or who frequently sit on the edge of the bed will also appreciate reliable edge support.
Our team found that the pocketed coils in the T&N Hybrid mattress were relatively quiet compared to other mattresses with pocketed coils. This is largely due to the high-quality coils and the HD polyfoam base layer. The foam comfort layers will also play a role in muffling noise. Light sleepers may prefer an all-foam mattress that will be virtually silent, but the T&N Hybrid is a good option for most people.
The best mattress for sex will have a little bounce, or resilience, to facilitate movement. The Adaptive® foam, microcoil transitional layer, and pocketed coils of this mattress provide a noticeable amount of bounce. Since it’s also relatively quiet and has above-average edge support, the T&N Hybrid mattress should be more than adequate for most couples.
Next, we’ll take a closer look at how our sleep team rated the T&N Hybrid mattress.
We all interact differently with a mattress depending on body type, sleeping position, and other factors. To find out how the T&N Hybrid mattress performs on firmness and comfort for different types of sleepers, our team enlisted sleep testers with a range of body types and position preferences to try out the mattress.
Lightweight Sleepers – Less than 130 lbs.
Lightweight sleepers on our testing team found the T&N Hybrid mattress to be a little on the firm side, with not much sink. This was fine for back and stomach sleepers, who found that the mattress was able to provide a decent balance of pressure relief and spinal support without allowing the hips to sink too far into the mattress.
Since individuals under 130 pounds won’t sink very far into the T&N Hybrid mattress, it may not be the best choice for lightweight side sleepers. Our lightweight side sleepers found that the lack of contouring led to some pressure points under the hips and shoulders.
Average Weight Sleepers – 130 to 230 lbs.
The Adaptive foam and microcoils allowed just enough conforming to alleviate pressure points in the back and stomach sleepers on our testing team, while still keeping the hips and lumbar area supported. Meanwhile, the pocketed coils provided responsive support where most needed to help promote proper spinal alignment.
The T&N Hybrid gives the sensation of sleeping on top, not inside, the mattress. While this was perfect for stomach and back sleepers, side sleepers found that they did not sink far enough into the mattress to extract the full benefit of the pressure-relieving foams.
Heavyweight Sleepers – More than 230 lbs.
Heavier back and side-sleeping individuals on our sleep team found that the thick comfort layers formed a pressure-relieving cradle, with the polyfoam providing a smooth transition to the supportive coils below. The pocketed coils help distribute body weight and provide the extra support needed for heavier sleepers.
Stomach sleepers that weigh more than 230 pounds may find the mattress a tad too soft, causing the hips to sink in too far and the spine to be improperly aligned.
Pricing and Discounts
- Twin $895
- Twin XL $995
- Full $1,295
- Queen $1,495
- King $1,745
- Cal King $1,745
How Does the Tuft & Needle Hybrid Compare to Other Beds?
Tuft & Needle also makes two other mattresses, the T&N Mattress and the Mint. In the following section we’ll discuss how the T&N Hybrid compares to these two models, as well as how it stacks up against its closest competitors.
T&N Hybrid vs. T&N Mattress
The T&N Mattress is an all-foam mattress made with 3 inches of the same Adaptive® foam as the T&N Hybrid, plus a 7-inch high-density polyfoam support core. The Tuft & Needle Mattress is a little firmer than the T&N Hybrid, coming in at a 6.5 out of 10, or medium-firm.
Since it’s an all-foam mattress the T&N Mattress will sleep warmer and won’t provide the same level of support and bounce, so the T&N Hybrid may be preferred by heavier individuals and combination sleepers. Likewise, there is little edge support in the Tuft & Needle Mattress compared to the T&N Hybrid, which holds sleepers up well on the perimeter of the mattress and will increase the sleeping surface for people who share the bed.
However, the T&N Mattress will offer better motion isolation and shouldn’t make any noise, which may be useful for people who share the bed with a light sleeper.
T&N Hybrid vs. T&N Mint Mattress
The all-foam T&N Mint mattress is an updated version of the T&N Mattress. The Mint has a 7-inch support layer of HD polyfoam, which is followed by a 2-inch polyfoam transition layer with gel beads. The comfort layer is made of 3 inches of enhanced Adaptive foam with extra graphite.
In terms of firmness, the Mint falls between the T&N Mattress and the T&N Hybrid. Side sleepers might find better pressure relief with the Mint thanks to the thicker comfort layers. However, the T&N Hybrid will be a better choice for heavier sleepers who need extra support.
Reinforced edge support and superior motion isolation make the Mint a decent option for couples and people who have trouble getting out of bed. While it should sleep cooler than the Tuft & Needle Mattress, the Mint also lacks coils, so the T&N Hybrid is a better choice for hot sleepers. The coils in the T&N Hybrid also add bounce, which makes this a better choice for sex and combination sleepers.
T&N Hybrid vs. Saatva
Saatva’s flagship mattress is a coil-on-coil innerspring mattress featuring a plush Euro-top cover. This is followed by several foam comfort layers, a layer of pocketed coils, and a support core made with Bonnell coils. Foam density varies depending which firmness option you choose, but all models include 3/8 inches of memory foam sandwiched by two layers of polyfoam.
The Saatva shares the advantages of sturdy edge support and breathability with the T&N Hybrid. The Saatva also has thicker comfort layers than many innerspring mattresses, and as a result the two mattresses should perform similarly on pressure relief.
Since the Saatva is an innerspring mattress and not a hybrid, it will be significantly noisier and more likely to transfer motion across the bed. The Bonnell coils also give it a slight edge for sex, as it will be a little more responsive than the T&N Hybrid.
The Saatva is slightly cheaper than the T&N Hybrid and offers more options, with two thickness profiles and three firmness options. The company has taken a sustainable approach to its mattress which will appeal to eco-conscious shoppers.
T&N Hybrid vs. Brooklyn Bedding Signature
The Signature mattress by Brooklyn Bedding is a very reasonably priced hybrid mattress with three firmness options: soft (3.5), medium (5.5), and firm (7.5). The mattress is topped with a cooling quilted cover. A comfort layer made with 2 inches of proprietary TitanFlex™ foam provides contouring and resilience, while 2 inches of Energex™ foam act as a transitional layer to the coils.
The support core is virtually identical to the T&N Hybrid, with 6 inches of pocketed coils resting on a 1-inch polyfoam base layer.
With three firmness options to choose from, the Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress should work for most sleeping profiles. Side sleepers and lightweight sleepers can choose the soft option, which offers close contouring and pressure relief, while heavier individuals, stomach, and back sleepers can opt for firmer models which provide more spinal support.
The foam used in the comfort layer is similar to memory foam and will provide better motion isolation than the T&N Hybrid mattress. Individuals looking for a slightly bouncier mattress with better airflow and edge support might lean towards the T&N Hybrid with its layer of microcoils.
T&N Hybrid vs. DreamCloud
The DreamCloud mattress is a sturdy 15-inch tall mattress, which is higher than most mattresses and may be easier to climb in and out of. The mattress has a plush 1.5-inch polyfill and polyfoam Euro-top, as well as 1.5 inches of gel-infused memory foam and 2.5 inches of soft transitional polyfoam.
This is quite similar to the T&N Hybrid, but the DreamCloud lacks a microcoil layer and will not be as resilient as the T&N Hybrid. An 8-inch pocketed coil support core rests on top of a final layer of dense polyfoam.
Slightly firmer than the T&N Hybrid, the DreamCloud is medium-firm, or 6.5 on the firmness scale. The multiple layers of foam provide contouring pressure relief for side sleepers.
The DreamCloud performs similarly to the T&N Hybrid on noise and motion isolation, but suffers from a lack of edge support. Despite the DreamCloud’s gel-infused foam, the T&N Hybrid will do a slightly better job on temperature regulation thanks to the airflow in its microcoil layer.
T&N Hybrid vs. Casper Hybrid
The Casper Hybrid is 12 inches thick and has a similar firmness level to the T&N Hybrid, a 5.5 on the firmness scale. Like the T&N Hybrid mattress, the Casper features a pocketed coil support core on top of a polyfoam base layer. Both mattresses are equally breathable and relatively quiet.
With open-cell polyfoam and memory foam in the comfort layers, the Casper will offer closer contouring than the T&N Hybrid. The memory foam will also reduce motion transfer, but will inhibit movement on top of the mattress and may not be optimal for sex.
|SLEEP TRIAL||100 night||100 nights||120 nights||120 nights||365 nights||100 nights|
|WARRANTY LENGTH||10 Year, Non-prorated||10 Year, Limited||15 Year, Non-prorated||10 Year||Lifetime||10 Year, Limited|
Tuft & Needle Hybrid FAQ
Sleep Trial 100 nights
Shipping Anywhere in the contiguous U.S.
Warranty 10 years, non-prorated
Made In USA
Where Can I Buy the Tuft & Needle Hybrid Mattress?
The T&N Hybrid mattress is available for purchase online through the T&N website. T&N mattresses are also present in select brick-and-mortar stores including some Lowe’s, Crate & Barrel, Interior Define, and Unruh locations, although the T&N Hybrid has yet to make an appearance in these retail partners. The T&N Hybrid is not on Amazon yet.
Where Do They Ship?
Tuft & Needle ships to all 50 U.S. states, including Hawaii and Alaska for an extra fee.
White Glove Delivery?
Tuft & Needle offers optional White Glove delivery and old mattress removal for a $150 fee.
Old Mattress Removal?
Old mattress removal is included with optional White Glove delivery.
Full Delivery Policy
Delivery Policy: The delivery policy for T&N Hybrid mattresses is as follows:
- The T&N Hybrid mattress is shipped compressed in a box. The mattress ships with FedEx and should arrive within 5-7 business days.
- Optional White Glove delivery and old mattress removal are available for an extra $150. If you select this option, T&N’s shipping partner will get in touch after checkout to arrange a delivery day that works for you. On delivery day, they will call to give a more exact delivery window.
Trial Period and Warranty Details
As with all its mattresses, Tuft & Needle offers a 100-night sleep trial for the T&N Hybrid.
- You can return the mattress at any point during the trial if you are not completely satisfied.
- If you do decide to return your mattress, T&N will provide a full refund. Shipping fees for AK and HI will not be refunded. Returns are limited to one return per household per year.
- Contact T&N by email or phone to work out your warranty claim or return.
- Tuft & Needle backs the T&N Hybrid mattress with a 10-year limited, non-prorated warranty. The warranty is only valid for the original purchaser for a mattress purchased through certain authorized channels.
- At the company’s discretion, T&N will either repair the mattress or the damaged component or send a new replacement mattress and send a third party to recycle your old one.
- To claim under the warranty you will need to provide pictures of the problem.
- The warranty covers workmanship and manufacturing defects including sagging, visible indentations of ¾ inch or deeper, and foam breakdown including cracks and splitting. It also covers snags, undone stitching, or tears of the fabric that are not the result of normal wear and tear.
- Improper handling or use of the mattress with an improper frame or foundation will void the warranty. The warranty does not cover individual firmness or comfort preferences.
8 out of 10 owner experiences show customers have had a positive experience with Tuft & Needle, irrespective of whether or not they liked their mattress.
Tuft & Needle currently holds an ‘A+’ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Tuft & Needle was founded in 2012. The company has since merged with mattress giant Serta Simmons but continues to operate separately.
The company has showrooms in Dallas, TX; Beaverton, OR; Raleigh, NC; Leawood, KS; Seattle, WA; Gilbert, AZ; and Scottsdale, AZ where you can try out the mattress. The mattresses are also available through select retail partners; check the store guide on their website to find a store near you.
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