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Both Saatva and Nectar offer a variety of quality mattresses online or in-store at retail partners. Though choosing between the two brands can be a difficult choice, we’ll provide a direct comparison of the various models to help make the decision easier.
Between Saatva and Nectar, there are many mattress options to choose from. Nectar has a lineup of all-foam mattresses that focus on cooling, motion isolation, and pressure relief. Saatva offers both latex hybrid and innerspring mattresses with many customizable options. All of Nectar’s mattresses have a medium firm (6) feel that works well for most sleepers. However, some may prefer Saatva’s softer or firmer options.
We will discuss four of Saatva’s models: the Saatva Classic, the Latex Hybrid, the HD, and the Youth. The three Nectar models we will examine are the Nectar Mattress, the Premier, and the Premier Copper. We will take an in-depth look at the sizing options, materials, construction, and performance ratings of each mattress. We’ll also provide information on sleep trials, warranties, and delivery options.
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|Price Range (Queen)|
|$899 - $2,674||$499 - $1,099|
|Soft (3), Medium (5), Medium Firm (6), Firm (7), Firm (8)||Medium Firm (6)|
|Sleep Trial & Warranty|
180-night sleep trial
12-year nonprorated warranty (Saatva Youth)
15-year nonprorated warranty (Saatva Classic and Saatva Latex Hybrid)
20-year nonprorated warranty (Saatva HD)
365-night sleep trial
Lifetime limited warranty
Mattresses come in a variety of sizes, heights, and weights. A queen mattress is typically an appropriate size for most adults and couples. Some sleepers may prefer a more spacious sleeping area, such as a king mattress.
However, it is important to consider available bedroom space. Additionally, changing the size of a mattress may require a new foundation and bedding, which adds to the total price.
A higher-profile mattress may require sheets with deep pockets. A heavier mattress may be more cumbersome to set up and may require a sturdier foundation.
Both Saatva and Nectar mattresses are offered in all six standard sizes. However, only Saatva has split king and split California king options. The Saatva Youth Mattress is available in just twin, twin XL, and full sizes, since it’s meant for younger sleepers.
The average height for a mattress is between 10 and 15 inches. Most of the Nectar and Saatva mattresses fall within that range. At 15.5 inches, the Saatva HD has the highest profile and more robust support. The Saatva Classic offers shoppers a choice of height.
Most of Nectar’s mattresses are lighter than Saatva’s lineup, since all-foam mattresses tend to weigh less than innersprings or hybrids.
Since personal preference plays a big role in mattress shopping, understanding the unique layers of mattress construction may help narrow down the options.
Most mattresses consist of a cover, a comfort layer, and a support core. An innerspring mattress is typically made with support coils to provide some bounce. All-foam mattresses tend to offer less bounce but greater contouring. Hybrid mattresses combine a coil support core with a foam or latex comfort layer.
Saatva’s lineup includes four unique mattresses constructed of high-quality, GOTS-certified materials. The Saatva Classic, HD, and Youth mattresses are all innerspring models, while the Saatva Latex Hybrid features a pocketed coil support core.
Saatva’s flagship mattress is available in three firmness levels: Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, and Firm. These levels correspond to soft (3), medium firm (6), and firm (8) on the 10-point mattress firmness scale. It also has two height options: 11.5 inches or 14.5 inches thick.
Saatva Latex Hybrid
The Latex Hybrid is typically best suited for back or stomach sleepers of average weight. It combines the responsiveness of an innerspring mattress with the contouring pressure relief that a latex mattress typically offers. The overall feel of this 12-inch model is medium firm (6).
The Saatva HD is sturdily built and is specifically designed with additional support for sleepers who weigh up to 500 pounds. It is rated as a firm (7) feel and is 15.5 inches thick. Its construction focuses on cooling features and durable support.
The Saatva Youth Mattress is designed for children 3 to 12 years old. It is a dual-sided mattress with one side intended for ages 3 to 7 and the other for ages 8 to 12. The softer side of the mattress has a medium (5) firmness intended for the younger age group, while the flip side has a firm (7) feel for older children.
Nectar’s lineup of mattresses includes three medium firm (6) all-foam models: the Nectar Mattress, the Nectar Premier, and the Nectar Premier Copper. Because many foams are known to trap heat, the company employs different cooling techniques to help promote airflow and breathability in each model. The foams are CertiPUR-US certified.
Nectar Mattress and Nectar Premier
The Nectar Mattress is typically suitable for side sleepers of any weight, and back or stomach sleepers under 230 pounds. The Nectar Premier is usually best for side sleepers over 130 pounds and lightweight back sleepers. The Premier offers more cooling components in some of the layers, which makes it more likely to sleep cooler than the Nectar Mattress.
Nectar Premier Copper
The Nectar Premier Copper is often preferred by side sleepers over 130 pounds and also performs well for back sleepers under 230 pounds. It is designed with hot sleepers in mind and tends to sleep cooler than the other mattresses in Nectar’s lineup.
Mattress pricing is affected by a number of factors such as the materials, construction, and certifications acquired.
Natural materials are typically more expensive than synthetic components, for example. Hybrid and latex mattresses tend to cost more than innerspring and foam mattresses. Certifications such as CertiPUR-US or OEKO-TEX may add to the retail price, while buying a mattress online is usually cheaper than purchasing in a store.
|Saatva Classic||Saatva Latex Hybrid||Saatva HD||Saatva Youth|
|Split California King||$2,174||-||-||-|
|Nectar Mattress||Nectar Premier||Nectar Premier Copper|
|Split California King||-||-||-|
Saatva and Nectar are similarly priced overall, though most of the Saatva models are slightly more expensive. Since Nectar’s lineup includes only all-foam mattresses, it is not unusual for its models to be less expensive than Saatva’s hybrid and latex designs. Both brands fall within the industry average for retail pricing.
The Saatva HD is the most expensive model of either brand, likely because it is a higher-profile mattress designed with ample support. Its construction includes specialized materials, such as a natural Talalay latex layer, which may also contribute to its higher price-point. Saatva offers additional split king and split California king sizing options for some of its models.
Nectar’s lineup includes three all-foam mattresses with a variety of cooling features. The Nectar Premium Copper Mattress is the company’s most expensive model. The price difference is partially due to the use of cooling copper fibers throughout the cover.
The original Nectar Mattress is the least expensive of all models besides the Saatva Youth, which is made specifically for children and is only offered in smaller sizes.
Sleep Trial & Returns
|15 Year, Limited||Free White Glove delivery to contiguous U.S.|
Sleep Trial & Returns
|Lifetime, Limited||Free to contiguous U.S.|
Shipping policies vary by company, and it is important to learn the specifics before purchasing. Many online bedding companies offer free shipping, but there may be additional fees for orders outside the contiguous U.S. Some companies require the customer to be present at the time of delivery.
Saatva Shipping Policies
Saatva offers free White Glove delivery within the contiguous U.S. For Alaska or Hawaii residents, the company can help arrange delivery through a freight forwarder on the West Coast.
Saatva schedules a 4-hour arrival window, during which customers need to be present for the delivery and setup. Delivery includes new mattress setup, as well as free mattress removal.
Nectar Shipping Policies
Nectar offers free shipping within the contiguous U.S. For customers in Alaska or Hawaii, an additional fee of $150 per large item is added. Shipping fees for Alaska and Hawaii deliveries are non-refundable.
Nectar mattresses are compressed and shipped in a box. Most mattresses take approximately 2 to 5 business days to arrive once shipped. If White Glove delivery is requested, an additional 2 to 3 business days may be needed to coordinate an appointment.
Nectar’s White Glove service costs $149 and includes new mattress setup and old mattress removal. Extra items such as a headboard, frame, or foundation cost $45 per item for White Glove delivery and setup.
Many companies offer the option to return a mattress within a trial period. Although many companies accept returns free of cost, some charge a shipping or handling fee. Typically, the company coordinates a time with the customer to send a team for the mattress removal. If the product is still in good condition, it is not uncommon for the lightly used mattress to be donated to a local charity.
Saatva Sleep Trial and Return Policy
Saatva offers a 180-night sleep trial. The company will refund the amount originally paid, less a $99 transportation fee. Returned mattresses are typically donated.
Nectar Sleep Trial and Return Policy
Nectar offers a 365-night sleep trial. A 30-night break-in period is required before initiating a return. The company helps customers find a local charity to donate the mattress. The mattress cost is fully refundable during the trial period, less any original shipping fees.
A warranty is a company’s guarantee of the quality of its mattress. The average warranty length is around 10 years and typically covers manufacturing defects, such as tears in the fabric or broken coils. Many warranties also cover significant sagging. When shopping for a new mattress, it is important to read the product’s specific warranty terms to understand what is covered and for how long.
Saatva Mattress Warranty
The length of a Saatva warranty depends on the specific mattress and ranges between 12 and 20 years. For the first 2 years of ownership, the company will replace a defective mattress at no cost. From year 3 to the end of the warranty period, Saatva will repair a qualifying mattress for a $99 transportation fee each way.
The warranty includes body impressions greater than 1 inch. It does not include burns or other damage caused by the consumer. Additional terms and conditions apply.
The company also offers a Fairness Replacement Option that allows customers to keep their original mattress and purchase a new mattress at a prorated percentage of the original price. This option includes a $99 transportation fee for the new mattress delivery.
Nectar Mattress Warranty
Nectar offers a lifetime limited warranty. If a mattress qualifies as defective within the first 10 years of ownership, Nectar will replace the item at no cost. After 10 years, the company will repair, re-cover, or replace the mattress for a $50 transportation fee each way. The additional transportation fees will be waived if Nectar confirms a qualifying defect. In some cases, the company will accept photographic evidence of a defect.
The warranty covers cracking or splitting of the foam material and indentations greater than 1.5 inches that are not the result of an improper foundation. It does not cover damages resulting from accidents or violations of the mattress instructions. Additional terms and conditions apply.
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