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The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 08 Mar 2016 10:08 #1

The bed has arrived! The box was pretty beat up, but the bed is in pristine condition. Dragged it into the bedroom, unboxed it, cut off the first layer of plastic keeping it rolled up, moved it onto the bed, and finally cut off the plastic sealing the mattress. It's now decompressing and I will sleep on it tonight. So far so good, and will let you know how it sleeps! There is a slight odor but it's hardly noticeable; probably more a new materials smell than off-gassing?
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The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 08 Mar 2016 12:03 #2

Hi scoaste,

Thanks for the pictures ... I appreciate it :)

There is a slight odor but it's hardly noticeable; probably more a new materials smell than off-gassing?


All foam materials will have some initial smell (which is the same thing as offgassing) but the materials are CertiPUR certified so they aren't harmful and will dissipate quickly to levels where they won't be noticeable.

Even fruits and vegetables have volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can be smelled which are a form of "offgassing".

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The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 08 Mar 2016 13:20 #3

Yes, I was referring to the casing more than the foam; but I don't really know for sure the source. I'm just glad it's minimal (as advertised :-)). That was one factor in choosing this one over the DreamFoam...

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The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 08 Mar 2016 15:56 #4

Hi scoaste,

That was one factor in choosing this one over the DreamFoam...


Just for reference and for the sake of others that read this ... any memory foam or polyfoam in both Nest Bedding and Dreamfoam are CertiPUR certified and neither of them would have any significant smell that would be an issue for most people.

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The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 08 Mar 2016 18:58 #5

Perhaps, but not according to many reviews I read.

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The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 08 Mar 2016 22:47 #6

Hi scoaste,

Perhaps, but not according to many reviews I read.


Just as a point of reference ... there are 632 reviews of the DreamFoam Ultimate Dreams 13-Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress on Amazon which has more memory foam in it than any of their other mattresses (so they would presumably have the most smell because memory foam is the most common foam material that people complain about smell). I searched for the word "smell" in every one of the review pages. There were 129 reviews that mentioned "smell" and out of these about 108 of them noticed either no smell at all or a minor smell that dissipated quickly, 17 of them noticed a slightly stronger smell or a smell which took a little longer to dissipate (a week or two) but wasn't an issue for them, and only 4 mentioned a smell that was an issue that bothered them or that lasted for a longer period of time (and one of these still rated the mattress 5 stars so it clearly didn't make a big difference for them).

I also counted 43 out of 289 reviews with the word "smell" for the Ultimate Dreams Supreme Gel Memory Foam Mattress (which has 4" of memory foam vs 5) and the "smell ratio" was even better with 39 that had little to no smell or a smell that dissipated very quickly, 4 that had a little stronger smell or that took a little longer to dissipate, and none where smell was an issue that bothered them and/or that lasted for a long period of time.

I think that these are a large enough sample size that they would be very representative of a mattress where smell wasn't an issue for the very large majority of people and would also reflect that a small minority of people can be more sensitive to smell than the larger majority with any material or any mattress.

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The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 14 Mar 2016 19:08 #7

Scoaste, I am waiting for your thoughts on your new Alexander Hybrid with bated breath! I think I have decided on this mattress, but I really wish there were more objective reviews out there. I REALLY wish Nest as a company would post more balanced reviews on their website, but since they don't, I'm having to rely on other outlets, like this fabulous website.

If the Alexander Hybrid offered a latex option instead of the memory foam, I probably would've bought it already. Anyway, I am super interested to know how you like it, how soft you find it to be, how the edge support is, whether it sleeps cool, etc.

Please let us know how you like it soon! I know you only received it a few days ago, but initial impressions would be so, so helpful. Hope you're loving it! (Phoenix, please don't fuss at me for seeking out other people's impressions. I need all the help I can get! Thank you for this invaluable website; I think I'm now a mattress expert because of it.)

Melanie

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The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 14 Mar 2016 19:49 #8

Hi Melanie_KE,

I really wish there were more objective reviews out there. I REALLY wish Nest as a company would post more balanced reviews on their website, but since they don't, I'm having to rely on other outlets, like this fabulous website.


While other people's comments about the knowledge and service of a particular business can certainly be very helpful, I would always keep in mind that you are the only one that can feel what you feel on a mattress and I would be cautious about about using anyone else's suggestions, experiences or reviews on a specific mattress (either positive or negative) or review sites in general as a reliable source of information or guidance about how you will feel on the same mattress or how suitable or how durable a mattress may be for you and in many if not most cases they can be more misleading than helpful because a mattress that would be a perfect choice for one person or even a larger group of people may be completely unsuitable for someone else to sleep on (even if they are in a similar weight range). In other words ... reviews in general won't tell you much if anything about the suitability, quality, durability, or "value" of a mattress for any particular person (see post #13 here ).

There is more about the 3 most important parts of the "value" of a mattress purchase in post #13 here which can help you make more meaningful quality/value comparisons between mattresses in terms of suitability (how well you will sleep), durability (how long you will sleep well), and the overall value of a mattress compared to your other finalists based on suitability, durability, and all the other parts of your personal value equation that are most important to you (including the price of course and the options you have available after a purchase if your choice doesn't turn out as well as you hoped for).

While nobody can speak to how any specific mattress will "feel" for someone else because this is too subjective and relative to different body types, sleeping positions, and individual preferences, sensitivities, and circumstances and you are the only one that can feel what you feel on a mattress ... outside of PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and your own Personal preferences) which is the most important part of "value", the next most important part of the value of a mattress purchase is durability which is all about how long you will sleep well on a mattress. This is the part of your research that you can't see or "feel" and assessing the durability and useful life of a mattress depends on knowing the specifics of its construction and the type and quality of the materials inside it regardless of the name of the manufacturer on the label (or how a mattress feels in a showroom or when it is relatively new) so I would always make sure that you find out information listed here so you can compare the materials and components to the quality/durability guidelines here to make sure there are no lower quality materials or weak links in a mattress that would be a cause for concern relative to the durability and useful life of a mattress before making any purchase.

The materials and components in the The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select are all good quality materials and there are certainly no lower quality materials or weak links in the mattress that would be any cause for concern in terms of durability for anyone that was in more "average" weight ranges (the lower 200's or so or less).

They do have a great trial period and return policy so you can test the mattress in your bedroom instead of a showroom without any risk to find out whether the mattress is a good "match" for you in terms of "comfort", firmness, and PPP (regardless of whether it would be a good match for someone else).

As you probably know Nest Bedding is also a member of this site which means that I think highly of them and that I believe that they compete well with the best in the industry in terms of their quality, value, service, knowledge, and transparency.

When you can't test a mattress in person then the most reliable source of guidance is always a more detailed phone conversation with a knowledgeable and experienced retailer or manufacturer that has your best interests at heart and who can help "talk you through" the specifics of their mattresses and the properties and "feel" of the materials they are using (fast or slow response, resilience, firmness etc) and the options they have available that may be the best "match" for you based on the information you provide them, any local testing you have done or mattresses you have slept on and liked or other mattresses you are considering that they are familiar with, and the "averages" of other customers that are similar to you. They will know more about "matching" their specific mattress designs and firmness levels to different body types, sleeping positions, and preferences (or to other mattresses that they are familiar with) than anyone else.

If the Alexander Hybrid offered a latex option instead of the memory foam, I probably would've bought it already. Anyway, I am super interested to know how you like it, how soft you find it to be, how the edge support is, whether it sleeps cool, etc.


They do carry a pocket coil/latex hybrid here .

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The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 15 Mar 2016 09:24 #9

Melanie_KE wrote: Scoaste, I am waiting for your thoughts on your new Alexander Hybrid with bated breath! I think I have decided on this mattress, but I really wish there were more objective reviews out there. I REALLY wish Nest as a company would post more balanced reviews on their website, but since they don't, I'm having to rely on other outlets, like this fabulous website.

If the Alexander Hybrid offered a latex option instead of the memory foam, I probably would've bought it already. Anyway, I am super interested to know how you like it, how soft you find it to be, how the edge support is, whether it sleeps cool, etc.

Please let us know how you like it soon! I know you only received it a few days ago, but initial impressions would be so, so helpful. Hope you're loving it! (Phoenix, please don't fuss at me for seeking out other people's impressions. I need all the help I can get! Thank you for this invaluable website; I think I'm now a mattress expert because of it.)

Melanie


If it helps I own the Alexander Hybrid myself although I am likely going to return it as it's simply too soft for my tastes. The Hybrid may have memory foam in it but doesn't feel anything like a memory foam mattress to me. It feels like a traditional soft pillowtop mattress. Now a lot of people might be looking for something like this and if you are and don't mind something a bit softer then this a great mattress for you. It doesn't sleep hot and has great edge support which are my two favorites things about the mattress. I was unfortunately hoping for something more like the Tempurpedic Flex line and this is nothing like those. Anyway hope this helps.

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The Alexander Hybrid Signature Select Mattress Has Arrived! 15 Mar 2016 10:02 #10

I am in the same camp - likely going to return the Alexander Hybrid.
If you can suggest any medium firm mattresses under $1500 for a queen, please let me know. I am also going to try to return the pillow I got from them as well.

Any ones you think of that can narrow down the search.. Might just buy a tempur pedic and call it a day.

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