Saatva is an online mattress brand that launched with the flagship Saatva Classic innerspring model. The company has introduced several subsequent mattresses, including memory foam, latex, hybrid, and airbed models. In this review, we’ll take an in-depth look at the brand’s newest model, dubbed the Saatva Latex Hybrid.
The Saatva Latex Hybrid measures 13 inches thick and offers a medium firm feel, which corresponds to a 6 on the 1-10 firmness scale. The mattress begins with a thin layer of organic wool that serves as the bed’s fire barrier and also provides added breathability near the surface. The comfort layer is composed of ventilated Talalay latex, which conforms evenly to the body like memory foam while feeling fairly responsive and bouncy. The mattress also contains a support core of zoned pocketed coils that provide excellent support, especially around the perimeter. The Saatva Latex Hybrid’s cover is made from organic cotton.
We’ll detail everything you need to know about the Saatva Latex Hybrid in terms of construction and materials, prices and available sizes, performance ratings, reviews for this model, and company policies. To learn more about other Saatva mattresses, please visit our reviews for the Saatva, Saatva HD, Loom & Leaf, Zenhaven, and Solaire models.
The Saatva Latex Hybrid begins with a thin layer of organic wool batting. This material is naturally flame-proof, so this component acts as a fire barrier to protect the mattress and keep you safe. Thanks to wool’s natural breathability, this layer also helps to cool off the surface. The wool has been certified as organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), one of the leading authorities on these types of mattress materials. Beneath the wool lies a 3-inch comfort layer of Talalay latex. Talalay is a light and bouncy type of latex that gently conforms to the body without sinking excessively. The latex is also ventilated with small holes to promote added airflow near the mattress surface.
The Saatva Latex Hybrid’s support core features pocketed coils laid out in a zoned configuration. Thicker coils line the perimeter of the mattress to provide push-back when you get on and off the bed. As a result, sinkage should be minimal – even for people who weigh more than 230 pounds. Thinner interior coils deliver more cradling for your body and won’t feel as stiff as the coils along the edges. An “Eco Loft” pad reinforces the coils for extra support.
The entire mattress is encased in a cover of breathable organic cotton that has also earned GOTS certification. The fabric is given an antimicrobial treatment to stave off dust mites, mold, and other allergens. Altogether, the Saatva Latex Hybrid measures 13 inches thick, making it a high-profile mattress. It is considered medium firm and rates as a 6 on the 1-10 firmness scale.
The Saatva Latex Hybrid has a design that is quite similar to other competing models in this mattress category. Construction and material specs for the mattress are outlined below.
Antimicrobial organic cotton
Organic wool fire barrier
3″ ventilated Talalay latex
8″ zoned pocketed coils
Eco Loft support pad
The Saatva Latex Hybrid’s price is on par with the average sticker price of a latex hybrid, which falls between $1,600 and $2,200 in a queen size. There are no add-ons to the mattress or customization options that affect cost.
Compared to other queen size Saatva models, the Saatva Latex Hybrid has a middle-of-the-road price-point. It costs more than the Saatva Classic and Loom & Leaf, and costs less than the Zenhaven, Saatva HD, and Solaire models.
Current prices for the Saatva Latex Hybrid in each available size are listed below, along with dimensions, thickness measurements, and weights.
|Twin||38" x 75"||14"||77 lbs.||$1,099|
|Twin XL||38" x 80"||14"||85 lbs.||$1,249|
|Full||54" x 75"||14"||100 lbs.||$1,599|
|Queen||60" x 80"||14"||120 lbs.||$1,799|
|King||76" x 80"||14"||150 lbs.||$2,199|
|California King||72" x 84"||14"||148 lbs.||$2,199|
|Split King||36" x 80" (2pcs.)||14"||170 lbs.||$2,499|
The Saatva Latex Hybrid is constructed with a 3-inch comfort layer of Talalay latex over a pocketed coil support core. These two components create a fairly responsive feel for the mattress, so you should expect some bounciness on the surface when you change positions or get in and out of bed. These movements can cause vibrations to transfer across the surface, which in turn can lead to sleep disruptions for you and your sleep partner.
However, the mattress performs relatively well in this category compared to other similarly constructed models. The thick comfort layer will absorb some movement and the coils are not excessively springy, so the Saatva Latex Hybrid will probably reduce sleep disturbances better than many innersprings and hybrids. People who are highly sensitive to movements in bed may want to choose a less responsive all-foam or all-latex mattress, but most people won’t experience serious sleep disruptions from the Saatva Latex Hybrid.
The Saatva Latex Hybrid offers very good pressure relief for people who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds. The latex provides good cushioning for side sleepers in order to pad the shoulders and hips, align the spine, and reduce pressure points throughout the body. Back and stomach sleepers should also experience less pressure thanks to the bed’s sturdy support system.
People in other weight groups may feel more pressure. Those weighing less than 130 pounds are likely to find the mattress a bit too stiff – side sleepers in particular – and pressure points can develop as a result. A softer mattress that conforms more closely will be better suited for these sleepers. For people weighing more than 230 pounds, the opposite is true: the Saatva Latex Hybrid may feel too soft and sag excessively in places. These individuals usually feel more comfortable on firmer mattresses.
The Saatva Latex Hybrid should sleep cool for most people. This can be attributed to its material construction. The organic cotton cover and wool fire barrier are both quite breathable. This helps to regulate the bed’s surface temperature. The latex comfort layer is also ventilated with small holes to allow air to circulate through to your body. Additionally, latex won’t trap body heat to the same extent as foam.
The Saatva Latex Hybrid’s coil system also plays a role here by promoting steady air circulation. This allows the mattress to maintain a cool core temperature. Another factor is the bed’s medium firm feel. Most sleepers won’t sink excessively into the mattress and will feel more surface airflow as a result.
Latex hybrids generally sleep quite cool, and this model is no exception. We recommend it to anyone who normally runs hot in bed.
The Saatva Latex Hybrid sinks to a minimal extent when owners sleep along the edges or get in and out of bed. This is due to the bed’s coil system, which is divided into different zones based on coil gauge, or thickness. Thicker coils are located around the perimeter of the mattress. They provide more pushback when you sit on or sleep near the edges, creating more stability. This makes the Saatva Latex Hybrid especially well suited to people who struggle getting on and off their mattress due to back pain, weight, and other issues.
Thinner coils are located throughout the support core’s interior. These coils offer more cradling and less stiffness, making the mattress more comfortable without sacrificing edge support. Over time, you may notice deeper sinkage along the edges. This can help you decide whether or not to replace your existing mattress.
Beds that respond slowly to the body and sink deeply can be somewhat difficult to move across, especially if you weigh more than 230 pounds. Changing positions and getting in and out of bed can also be problematic.
Thankfully, the Saatva Latex Hybrid does not present these issues. The latex layer is fairly responsive and sinks very little, so you probably won’t experience that uncomfortable feeling many people liken to being “trapped” by their mattress.
The zoned coils also ease your transition from the interior of the mattress onto the perimeter. Thicker coils reinforce the edges quite well, so getting on and off the mattress shouldn’t be too much of a chore. Heavier individuals will feel more sinkage than lighter people, but overall, this mattress shouldn’t pose any problems when it comes to movement.
While every couple has different preferences when it comes to mattresses and sex, most people find responsive and supportive beds most comfortable for these activities. For this reason, we’ve given the Saatva Latex Hybrid a very good rating for sex. The latex is bouncy and won’t sink too much, so couples should be able to move across the mattress and change positions rather easily. The latex also conforms a bit, ensuring good traction to help you and your partner maintain one position for longer periods of time.
Strong edge support is another asset for couples because it allows them to utilize the entire mattress for sex instead of feeling confined to the middle. Good air circulation should also keep you cool in the heat of the moment.
There is one minor disadvantage to the mattress: the coils can be somewhat loud, especially with vigorous motion on the mattress.
Off-gassing refers to initial odors you’ll probably notice after unboxing your mattress. Foam beds are associated with the strongest and most persistent smells because foam emits volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that carry a distinct chemical odor. Latex does not release VOCs but many people report a noticeable rubber-like smell.
We noticed some odor with the Saatva Latex Hybrid at first, but after a few days, the off-gassing smells had completely dissipated. The bed’s breathable layers should flush out unwanted odor rather quickly, leaving the mattress smelling fresh. If this does not occur, try placing the hybrid in a well-ventilated room for a night or two. This allows extra time for lingering smells to dissipate.
Side Sleepers: Generally, side sleepers feel more comfortable on mattresses that cushion the shoulders, lower back, and hips. This promotes even spinal alignment and reduces pressure in sensitive areas throughout the body. The Saatva Latex Hybrid has a medium firm feel and the latex comfort offers minimal padding, so side sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds are likely to find the mattress a bit too stiff. These sleepers are better suited to softer mattresses that contour closely.
Side sleepers who weigh at least 130 pounds will probably feel more comfortable on the Saatva Latex Hybrid. While the mattress does not cushion the body very much, it is highly supportive thanks to its sturdy coil system; this ensures side sleepers in this weight group won’t sink excessively around the shoulders and hips, leading to better alignment and less pressure.
Back Sleepers: In contrast to side sleepers, back sleepers often need less contouring and more reinforcement from their mattress. This position promotes spinal alignment on its own, so the key here is to keep the body upright and on an even plane. Mattresses that sink too much can cause neck, back, and hip pain for back sleepers. The Saatva Latex Hybrid, on the other hand, is firm and robust enough to maintain a flat surface for most back sleepers who weigh up to 230 pounds. Those weighing less than 130 pounds receive enough contouring to alleviate pressure while those between 130 and 230 pounds don’t need to worry about sagging beneath their midsections.
Back sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds may also find the Saatva Latex Hybrid comfortable, but some will sink too much and feel added aches and pains. A firmer mattress may be a better option if you sag excessively on the Saatva Latex Hybrid – though as we’ve already said, deep sinkage will probably not be an issue with this mattress.
Stomach Sleepers: Like back sleepers, stomach sleepers usually require added support from their mattress. This position is associated with more aches and pains because most people carry a disproportionate amount of weight in their stomachs. Sleeping face-down can then cause the entire body to sink beneath the surface, which in turn may lead to neck, shoulder, lower back, and hip pain. The Saatva Latex Hybrid’s medium firm feel is best suited to stomach sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds. They’ll rest on an even plane without sinking too much, and the mattress is soft enough to cushion the body.
Stomach sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds may find the mattress too firm. This can make the surface feel stiff and cause more pressure to build up in sensitive areas. For stomach sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds, the mattress will feel fairly supportive but some will still sink excessively.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
At this time, you must order the Saatva Latex Hybrid on Saatva’s website. This model is not available through any online retailers or marketplaces, including Amazon.com, nor is it sold in stores. Saatva operates a viewing-only showroom in New York City, but purchases cannot be made at this location.
Saatva offers free White Glove delivery within the contiguous U.S. This service includes scheduled delivery date and time, in-home assembly, and old mattress removal at no extra charge. The mattress will not be compressed for delivery, so it should be ready to sleep on immediately.
Saatva does not provide ground shipping of any kind. Additionally, the company does not ship mattresses to Alaska or Hawaii, but they may be able to work with customers from these states to locate couriers if available.
The Saatva Latex Hybrid comes with a 180-night sleep trial. This trial does not require a break-in period, so you’ll be able to return the mattress at any point. Saatva charges a $99 return shipping fee, but couriers will come to your residence and pick up the mattress for you. Exchanges are also allowed during the trial period, and replacement models receive a new sleep trial that begins as soon as they arrive.
The mattress is backed by a 15-year warranty. This warranty is completely non-prorated. During the first two years, Saatva will repair or replace any defective mattress at no extra cost to the owner. Beginning in the third year, Saatva will repair and re-cover the mattress for a round-trip transportation fee of $198 ($99 each way).
Saatva also offers the Fairness Replacement Option as an alternative to mattress owners. Under this plan, owners must pay a percentage of the original sticker price to replace their defective mattress. They pay 40 percent during years 3 to 5; 60 percent during years 6 to 10; and 80 percent during years 11 to 15. Owners can choose to keep the original mattress at no extra charge, as well.
This warranty covers sagging and body impressions in the mattress surface that measure 1 inch or deeper. Other issues are not considered defects and will not be covered under this warranty. The warranty is also non-transferable, so only original owners who buy the mattress from Saatva or an authorized retailer will qualify for coverage.