The Vaya Hybrid is the second mattress offering from Vaya, an Arizona-based company that has built its brand around affordable mattresses that include a specialty polyfoam known as Vaya Foam.
This foam was formulated by the company to capture the positives of materials like latex and memory foam while avoiding their negatives. In the Vaya Hybrid, a two-inch layer of Vaya Foam sits above a support core that is powered by pocketed innerspring coils and bolstered by a base layer of high-density polyfoam.
The Vaya Hybrid has a medium firm feel and solid performance, earning quality marks in multiple categories. With a balanced design and competitive price point, it appeals to people of many different body weights and sleeping positions.
To help determine if the Vaya Hybrid is a good match for you, this review covers how it’s built, how it performs, and what you need to know about shipping, returns, and the warranty.
The Vaya Hybrid mattress is built with three interior layers that combine to give it a total height of 12 inches. The overall feel of the Vaya Hybrid is medium firm, rating as about a 6 on the 1-10 firmness scale.
The Vaya Hybrid’s comfort system is made with two inches of Vaya Foam, a special polyfoam formulated by the company. Vaya Foam is designed to incorporate the best characteristics of memory foam and latex while avoiding their drawbacks.
As a result, the Vaya Foam comfort layer offers moderate contouring, giving it the ability to lightly tailor to and cradle the body to relieve pressure. The foam is responsive, generating a far bouncier feel than traditional memory foam and making it easier to move on top of the mattress. Its open-cell structure creates space for ventilating airflow to fight against heat buildup.
The support core of the Vaya Hybrid has two components: an eight-inch layer of pocketed innerspring coils and a two-inch base layer of high-density polyfoam. The individually wrapped coils can rapidly contract and expand, adjusting to the body’s weight to deliver both support and bounce.
The coils are reinforced around the perimeter to prevent bothersome sinking around the edge. The dense polyfoam beneath them contributes extra stability to the mattress as a whole.
The cover is made with a lightweight polyester that is sleek, moisture-wicking, and breathable. It has a basic white color for a minimalist look but a light texture that offers extra comfort to the touch.
With this array of materials, the Vaya Hybrid confers a mix of pressure relief and bounce along with above-average ventilation and temperature control. The medium firm feel works for most sleepers, but Vaya does not offer this mattress in any other firmness levels.
The Vaya Hybrid is composed of a single comfort layer of polyfoam over a bed of individually wrapped coils on a base of polyfoam, all wrapped in a polyester cover.
2” Vaya Polyfoam
8” Innerspring Coils (Individually Wrapped).
2” Base Polyfoam.
The Vaya Hybrid offers solid value because of its quality construction and below-average retail price point relative to most other hybrid mattresses. Promotions and discounts are frequently available to reduce the already competitive sticker price, allowing customers to get even more value when purchasing the Vaya Hybrid.
The mattress is available in all six of the most common mattress sizes and has standard dimensions for those sizes. The height profile of the Vaya Hybrid is 12 inches, which is about average for a hybrid.
|Twin||39" x 75"||12"||N/A||$749|
|Twin XL||39" x 80"||12"||N/A||$849|
|Full||54" x 75"||12"||N/A||$899|
|King||76" x 80"||12"||N/A||$1,199|
|California King||72" x 84"||12"||N/A||$1,199|
The Vaya Hybrid offers sleepers a modest, and usually sufficient, amount of motion isolation. The Vaya Foam, with its ability to tailor to the body’s weight, causes only limited vibrations that can transfer motion across the mattress. The coils in the support core are individually wrapped, and this type of coil provides more motion isolation than traditional innersprings.
Despite those two factors cutting down on motion transfer, the Vaya Hybrid still has notable bounce that can make movement more noticeable to a bed partner. The Vaya Foam is designed for more responsiveness than classic memory foam, which also means it tends to spread more motion. Also, although they are individually wrapped, the coils still have a springy feel that can contribute to motion transfer.
Taken as a whole, there’s enough motion isolation for most bed partners to sleep without disruption, but it’s normal for some movement to be detectable.
The Vaya Foam in the comfort system generates the bulk of the pressure relief provided by the Vaya Hybrid. With moderate contouring properties, this foam can cushion and softly cradle heavier parts of the body. The springs provide supplemental support by compressing in accordance with the body’s needs.
These design elements give the Vaya Hybrid solid pressure relief, but the mattress does not offer the kind of deep contouring provided by a material like traditional memory foam. Additionally, the Vaya Foam layer is only two inches thick, which gives it less material to work with for supporting people who have pronounced pressure points and/or a higher body weight.
Though the coils can help, they don’t offer the type of pinpoint cushioning that comes from more conforming materials.
Staying cool is a strong plus for the Vaya Hybrid. Temperature control starts with the cover, which is lightweight and breathable, helping to wick moisture away from your body, a key part of natural comfort cooling. The Vaya Foam has an open-cell structure, which means that it is porous, leaving tiny openings for air to pass through. This ventilation helps the mattress dissipate heat in the section that rests closest to your body. Similarly, very little heat builds up in the support core because the coils themselves are not prone to retaining heat, especially since air can move freely around them.
With multiple mechanisms to promote ventilation and breathability, the Vaya Hybrid ranks well for temperature regulation and performs well for sleepers who are worried about overheating at night.
A point of strength for the Vaya Hybrid is its edge support. A specific part of the bed’s design is reinforced coils around the exterior of the support core. With more hefty springs in the exterior, the coil layer affords above-average sturdiness and dependability for people who often find themselves sitting or sleeping on this part of their mattress. Even though there is some compression of the Vaya Foam in the comfort layer, this material’s responsiveness allows it to avoid feeling unstable around the edge. The high-density polyfoam at the bottom of the Vaya Hybrid offers extra balance and a sturdy base that further promotes quality edge support.
The Vaya Hybrid permits movement on top of the mattress with little need for extra effort or exertion.
Its performance in this category is comparable to most hybrid mattresses, which typically enable significant ease of movement thanks to a coil support core. With robust coils that are eight inches tall, the Vaya Hybrid has plenty of bounce to keep you from feeling trapped in one spot on the bed. The Vaya Foam in the comfort layer builds on this responsiveness by offering more resilience and bounce than many other types of foam, especially traditional memory foam.
With a medium firm feel, the mattress resists excess sink that can induce feelings of being stuck in the mattress.
People who have an active sex life express satisfaction with the Vaya Hybrid mattress.
The thick layer of coils creates the bounciness needed for rapid movements during sex and the sturdiness that gives couples peace of mind when engaging in intimate activities. The high-density base polyfoam helps absorb sound from the innerspring layer, keeping sex more discrete. The Vaya Foam in the comfort layer also facilitates sex because of its mix of bounce and contouring. It has a springy enough feel to be conducive to sexual activities, and its ability to provide cushioning to the body makes it more comfortable during sex as well.
The Vaya Hybrid earns an above-average rating for off-gassing. Like almost every new mattress, the Vaya Hybrid will have a noticeable scent when it’s first removed from the packaging; however, that scent is lighter and less bothersome than with many other types of mattresses.
A “new mattress smell” comes from volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are created during manufacturing and then off-gassed when the bed is taken out of its packaging. VOCs aren’t harmful but can be the source of an appreciable smell.
The most notorious culprit for odorous off-gassing is memory foam, which is not present in the Vaya Hybrid. Coils also tend to off-gas the least, and they make up the majority of the Vaya Hybrid’s inner construction. For these reasons, the Vaya Hybrid performs better than many other mattresses when it comes to off-gassing; any smell from it is likely to be light and short-lived.
Choosing a mattress is about finding the right fit for your needs. Two factors that are central to identifying those needs are your sleeping position and body weight. Considering these two items can help you determine if the Vaya Hybrid is a good match.
The Vaya Hybrid is a compelling option for side sleepers of any body weight because of its combination of a medium firm feel, moderate contouring, and a robust support core.
A medium firm comfort level is generally the preferred option among side sleepers because it makes it possible to cushion their sharper pressure points, especially at the hips and shoulders, without allowing those areas to plunge too deeply into the bed. Moderate contouring, like that provided by Vaya Foam, can help strike this balance, which is vital to maintaining a healthy spinal alignment in side sleepers.
Side sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds may prefer a slightly softer mattress because they don’t put as much pressure on the comfort system. People over 230 pounds may want a bit more firmness, although this can vary based on their exact weight and personal comfort preferences. Overall, the feel and all-around solid performance of the Vaya Hybrid makes it a good match for side sleepers of most any body weight.
The Vaya Hybrid offers a balanced performance that is well-suited to meet the needs of back sleepers.
The Vaya Foam in the top layer of the mattress lightly cushions the body without excess sink, which is a match with back sleepers who need pressure relief around their lower back. Properly cradling the lumbar region while maintaining a stable base, such as from the Vaya Hybrid’s innerspring coils, reduces the risk of abnormal curvature of the lower back.
The bed’s medium firm feel also contributes to the Vaya Hybrid’s compatibility with back sleepers. This firmness level creates comfort and reduces impact without feeling like quicksand.
Back sleepers under 230 pounds rate as the best match for the Vaya Hybrid. It’s also a good option for those over 230 pounds, but some people of this weight may find that they press further into the Vaya Foam, potentially reducing its overall support and comfort.
Many stomach sleepers can sleep well on the Vaya Hybrid, and the mattress is an especially good fit for stomach sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds.
In general, stomach sleepers benefit from a mattress that is medium firm or firm. A firmer sleeping surface helps them avoid feeling smothered by their mattress and also helps promote healthy spinal alignment. If a mattress is too soft, the pelvis and abdomen can sag into the bed, putting stress on the lumbar spine.
With its medium firm feel, the Vaya Hybrid meets the firmness needs of most people in this sleeping position. The mild contouring of the Vaya Foam accommodates the natural curve of the spine while the robust innerspring coils protect against the midsection sinking too far into the mattress, especially for people around 130 pounds and under.
People who weigh over 130 pounds may find that they push further into a mattress, which can make it feel softer. As a result, the Vaya Hybrid is not quite as well-suited for stomach sleepers over 130 pounds, especially those who prioritize a firmer sleeping surface.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
The Vaya Hybrid mattress is only available for purchase from the Vaya website. The company can provide shipping to customers in all 50 U.S. states.
Vaya provides free shipping for the Vaya Hybrid to all 48 contiguous U.S. states. Shipping is available to Alaska and Hawaii for an extra fee. Customers can contact Vaya directly for shipping rates to those two states.
Delivery is via FedEx, and the mattress usually arrives within 10 business days after an order is placed. The Vaya Hybrid arrives compressed and sealed inside a box that is brought to your front door.
After bringing the box to your bedroom, setup of the Vaya Hybrid only requires removing the packaging and allowing the mattress to retake its normal size and shape. Vaya recommends waiting four to six hours after unboxing before sleeping on the mattress. It may take 24 hours for the bed to reach its full size.
Vaya does not offer installation, old mattress removal, or any other White Glove delivery services for the Vaya Hybrid.
Vaya offers a 100-night sleep trial for the Vaya Hybrid that begins on the day that the mattress is delivered. The company requests that you keep the mattress for 30-60 nights as a try-out period. If you decide that you are not satisfied with the Vaya Hybrid, you can request a return within 100 nights and receive a full refund.
The Vaya Hybrid is backed by a 10-year warranty. The warranty is non-prorated and provides for full repair or replacement of the mattress if it is found to have a defect in materials or manufacturing.