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Nectar Premier Hybrid Mattress Review

Lauren Fountain

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Lauren Fountain, Certified Sleep Coach

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OVERVIEW

Historically, Nectar has specialized in memory foam mattresses. Their flagship Nectar Mattress remains the brand’s most affordable and best-selling foam mattress. Shoppers seeking additional luxury features might consider the Nectar Premier or the Nectar Copper Premier. While the three models vary in height, all have a versatile medium firm (6) feel.

Nectar recently expanded its repertoire to include three hybrid mattresses. The Classic, Premier, and Premier Copper Hybrid all combine memory foam comfort systems with coil-based support systems. Unlike Nectar’s foam models, the hybrids feature a plush quilted cover with an antimicrobial sealant. While the Classic has the most accessible sticker tag, the Premier hybrids have thicker comfort systems and additional cooling features.

We’ll focus on the Nectar Premier Hybrid, discussing how the mattress’ materials and layout affect its comfort and support. We’ll also review how the model performs for different sleep positions and body weights.

Price Range

$799 - $1,499
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Hybrid
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Ideal for:

  • Side, stomach, back, and combination sleepers
  • People with stiff joints and sore muscles
  • Those looking for a responsive feel with minimal sinkage
  • Hot sleepers

Considerations:

  • Taller profile may require sheets with deep pockets
  • May be too firm for those who prefer more body-conforming mattresses
  • May require multiple people to set up due to its weight
RATINGS SUMMARY
Motion Isolation
Ease of Movement
Temperature Control
Sex
Pressure Relief
Off-Gassing
Edge Support

Mattress Performance

Motion Isolation

The Nectar Premier Hybrid isolates motion slightly better than the typical hybrid. Memory foam and polyfoam layers act as shock absorbers for the springs, preventing movement from reverberating across the surface. Couples are therefore less likely to notice when their partner moves.

Any mattress with springs will generate some degree of motion transfer. High-movement sleepers and those over 230 pounds may notice more motion disturbance on the Premier Hybrid. Co-sleepers who are easily awakened may want to consider one of Nectar’s all-foam models, which offer superior motion isolation.

Pressure Relief

While some firm mattresses can feel uncomfortably rigid, the Premier Hybrid balances comfort with support.

The memory foam comfort layer eases pressure points at the hips and shoulders, while the high-density polyfoam reduces tension by evenly distributing body weight across the mattress.

Additionally, the firm (7) surface minimizes the kind of deep sinkage that can distort spine alignment. This is especially true for stomach and back sleepers, who usually need extra support beneath the torso area.

While side sleepers generally prefer a softer surface, we found that the mattress’ substantial comfort system still relieves pressure on the hips and shoulders for these sleepers.

Temperature Control

The Premier Hybrid’s pocketed coil core encourages airflow, while its gel infusions and phase change material are designed to remove excess heat. A breathable cover helps keep the surface cool and dry.

The mattress’ firm and responsive surface doesn’t permit the deep sinkage that often leads to uncomfortable heat buildup. For sleepers who usually overheat on memory foam mattresses, the Premier Hybrid can be a cooler alternative.

Edge Support

Robust edge support on the Premier Hybrid means that co-sleepers can use more of the mattress’ surface area.

The perimeter is reinforced with sturdier coils, which minimizes sagging along the sides. High-density polyfoam also reduces sinkage near the edges of the mattress.

Sleepers over 230 pounds and anyone who likes to sit up in bed can benefit from strong edge support. Getting in and out of bed is also easier when the sides don’t compress as much.

Ease of Movement

With its coiled core and firm feel, it’s not surprising that the Premier Hybrid rates highly in this category. Our testers noted that the comfort system doesn’t conform to the body as closely as other types of memory foam. This is good for people who frequently change sleep positions since they tend to benefit from a springier surface.

Sleepers over 230 pounds tend to sink into a mattress more, which is why they often find movement more challenging on all-foam models. This shouldn’t be the case with the Premier Hybrid, though, as the firm feel and solid core keep sleepers on top of the mattress.

Sex

The Premier Hybrid has a number of standout features that are helpful during sex. Its springy core facilitates movement, and the firm surface provides considerable traction. Couples also shouldn’t feel limited to the center of the bed, thanks to solid edge support. The Premier Hybrid’s cooling features can also help keep couples from overheating.

Off-Gassing

Off-gassing odors are caused by volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are tiny particles found in foam and other mattress materials. Off-gassing isn’t thought to be harmful, but some people are sensitive to the smell.

The Premier Hybrid uses CertiPUR-US certified foams, which indicates relatively low VOC emissions. Off-gassing odors are very minimal and should dissipate within 24 to 48 hours of the mattress being unrolled.

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Sleeping Style and Body Weight

Nectar Premier Hybrid Mattress

Sleeper Type Under 130 lbs 130-230 lbs Above 230 lbs
Side Sleepers
Back Sleepers
Stomach Sleepers

Side Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Back Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Stomach Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Side Sleepers:
Side sleepers usually prefer a plush mattress that contours closely to the body. Although a firm (7) feel is sometimes too firm for side sleepers, we found that the Premier Hybrid eases tension for side sleepers in all weight groups. Our testers reported that the memory foam cradles the hips and shoulders, while the high-density polyfoam supports good spine alignment. The mattress is an especially good fit for side sleepers over 230 pounds, as they don’t require as much contouring.

Back Sleepers: 
Our tests showed that the Premier Hybrid helps back sleepers maintain good spinal alignment. Sturdy coils and a firm feel limit sagging below the torso area, while the shoulders and legs are allowed to sink more. This mattress model is a solid choice for back sleepers over 130 pounds who usually experience excess sagging on all-foam mattresses.

Stomach Sleepers:
Similar to back sleepers, our testers who sleep on their stomach found that the mattress’ firm feel provided good support. The pocketed coils and high-density polyfoam minimize sinkage beneath the midsection, helping the spine stay neutral. Additionally, the responsive memory foam alleviates pressure points on the shoulders, hips, and knees.

Nectar Premier Hybrid Mattress Review Breakdown

Nectar’s Premier Hybrid features five distinct layers. The soft and breathable quilted cover is fitted with handles for convenient carrying. The cover is treated with Microban, which is designed to reduce microbial growth.

The comfort system starts with a 1-inch layer of pressure-relieving memory foam. The foam incorporates gel infusions and phase change material, which are designed to dissipate excess heat. Next, a 2-inch layer of high-density polyfoam supports neutral spine alignment by preventing sinkage. A transitional polyfoam layer spreads body weight across the mattress and buffers sleepers from the sturdy steel coils.

The support system uses 8 inches of pocketed coils to stabilize the mattress. Each pocketed coil moves independently, so movement is less likely to ripple across the surface. The added bounce helps ensure that sleepers don’t feel “stuck” inside the memory foam. Reinforced edges are intended to prevent excess sagging along the sides. A final polyfoam layer helps keep the mattress firmly grounded.

The mattress’ firm (7) feel is designed to support all sleep positions.

Firmness

Mattress Type

Firm (7)

Hybrid

Construction

The Nectar Premier is a 5-layer hybrid with a quilted fabric cover. Memory foam and polyfoam comfort layers rest on a pocketed coil core with reinforced edges.

Cover Material:

Quilted Fabric Cover with Microban

Comfort Layer:

1” Gel-Infused Memory Foam with Phase Change Material, 2” High-Density Polyfoam, 1” Polyfoam

Support Core:

8” Pocketed Coils with Reinforced Edges, 1” Polyfoam

Mattress Prices and Sizing

Despite being one of Nectar’s higher-end models, the Premier Hybrid still has a more accessible price-point than many luxury hybrids. Different cooling features, a taller profile, and solid durability make the mattress an attractive value option. A lengthy sleep trial and a lifetime warranty are further enticements.

That said, shoppers on a tighter budget might want to consider one of Nectar’s less expensive all-foam models.

The Premier Hybrid comes in all six standard mattress sizes. Measuring 13 inches thick, the mattress is slightly taller than average.

Sizes Dimensions Height Weight Price
Twin 38" x 75" 13" N/A $799
Twin XL 38" x 80" 13" N/A $849
Full 54" x 75" 13" N/A $1,099
Queen 60" x 80" 13" N/A $1,199
King 76" x 80" 13" N/A $1,499
California King 72" x 84" 13" N/A $1,499
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Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

  • Availability

    Shoppers can purchase the Premier Hybrid through the company’s website or an authorized retailer. Nectar delivers to all 50 states.

  • Shipping

    The Premier Hybrid comes with free FedEx shipping for customers in the contiguous U.S. Nectar delivers the mattress to Alaska and Hawaii for a $150 freight fee. Most orders ships within three to five business days.

    The mattress is compressed and vacuum-sealed in plastic before shipping in a box. Once unboxed, the mattress will return to its full size within 24 hours. The mattress should only be unpackaged in the room where it will be used.

  • Additional Services

    The mattress includes a 365-night sleep trial with a 30-day minimum break-in period. After day 30, customers can return undamaged and unsoiled mattresses for a full refund. Shipping and White Glove service fees are non-refundable.

  • Sleep Trial

    The Classic Hybrid is backed by a 365-night sleep trial.

    Customers can return the mattress for a full refund during this period. Nectar asks customers to test the bed for at least 30 days before requesting a return. The company covers the cost of return shipping for orders in the contiguous U.S. Shipping fees to Alaska and Hawaii are non-refundable. Nectar does not accept returns on damaged or soiled mattresses.

  • Warranty

    Nectar’s Premier Hybrid comes with a limited lifetime warranty, valid only to the original purchaser.

    The company will replace the mattress at no charge to the customer during the first 10 years. After year 10, Nectar will choose to either repair or replace the defective mattress. Customers are responsible for a $100 freight fee that covers shipping both ways. Nectar waives the fees if a mattress is determined defective.

    Defects covered include body impressions greater than 1.5 inches, splitting and cracking of foam, and material flaws on the cover.The warranty is voided in the event of willful abuse or not using a proper foundation. Additional terms and conditions may apply.

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Lauren Fountain

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Lauren is a Certified Sleep Science Coach with extensive experience researching and testing a wide variety of sleep products.

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