- Unique memory foam feel
- Very soft and comfortable yet oddly supportive
- Very affordable
- Limits motion transfer
- Free shipping, 365 day trial period, lifetime warranty
- Not as cool as other mattresses
- Shipping can be slower than with other brands
- If you don’t like a dense memory foam feel, you won’t like Nectar
If you like the traditional memory foam feel and are looking for a moderately priced mattress, Nectar might the best option out there.
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To start, let’s cover a few important topics. Like most bed in a box companies out there, Nectar will ship the mattress directly to your door for free. Now we have heard some people complain that their mattress took an especially long time to arrive but we didn’t have that issue. From there, Nectar offers a 365 night risk free trial, which is pretty crazy. The majority of bed in a box companies out there only offer 100 night risk free trials. That means if you decide you don’t like the mattress at any point during the first year you own it, just give the company a call and they’ll refund your money and send someone to pickup the mattress free of charge. Further, Nectar backs their mattress with a lifetime warranty, which is pretty unheard of. Basically, the company will replace the mattress at any time if manufacturing defects or material failures are discovered.
It’s also worth noting that we’ve seen multiple complaints about the shipping time with Nectar mattresses. Apparently, it takes a few weeks for the mattress to arrive. We didn’t have this issue but apparently it happens frequently so keep that in mind.
Nectar Mattress Construction
In terms of construction, the mattress has a thick base layer of support foam, which serves as the foundation of the bed. In the middle is a layer of memory foam and then on top of that is a three inch layer of gel memory foam. Bringing all these layers together is a super soft, tencel blend cover – it’s quilted, which gives the mattress a pretty sleek look. And Nectar even adds another layer of gel memory foam within the cover for added comfort. The cover is removable, which is nice but the company recommends you just spot clean it if it happens to get dirty.
Overall Feel, Firmness & Coolness
As you would expect given the construction of this mattress, it definitely has that traditional memory foam feel, but it’s a unique memory foam feel. Yes, it’s soft, it’s plush, it’s definitely very comfortable, but it also provides a surprising amount of support with barely any sinkage (which is kind of unique for a memory foam bed).
In fact, we’d give the mattress a 5.25 (maybe up to a 6.5 depending on you weight) on our soft-to-firm scale, which is firmer than the likes of Casper, Leesa and GhostBed (picture 1 as laying on a 15 year pillow and 10 like laying on a cement floor). However, like most memory foam beds expect the bed to soften up over time, maybe coming down closer to that 5 mark after several months. Keep in mind that firmness ratings are subjective based on your weight. Someone that’s heavier experiences a soft mattress than does a petite individual.
The mattress is ideal for side, back and stomach sleepers as well as combo sleepers that rotate between all three positions throughout the night. If you’re on your back or stomach, the mattress is firm enough to where you don’t feel as if you’re sinking into the mattress. Rather you always feel like you are on top of the mattress, which isn’t always the case with gel memory foam beds. Yet if you are on your side, the mattress is still soft and accommodating and provides plenty of pressure relief for the heavier parts of your body (i.e. hips and shoulders).
Overall, the mattress just has a very nice balance between being soft and comfortable while also proving the necessary support.
Moving to temperature regulation, Nectar likes to market that their tencel cover and gel memory foam top layer promote air circulation but in all honesty, we didn’t notice anything special. In fact, we’d put the bed in our tier 3 category in terms of keeping you cool while you sleep, which for reference sake is about in line with the average bed in a box. You certainly won’t sleep hot or anything, there are just other mattresses out there (i.e. Purple, Cocoon Chill by Sealy, etc.) that are a little better in this department.
Motion Transfer & Mattress Responsiveness
As far as responsiveness, the mattress performs pretty well considering it’s construction. It regains its original form quickly after releasing pressure…it’s just not immediate. But it is memory foam after all so can’t say I’m not surprised. Still, I don’t think you’ll have any issues with sinkage or sagging over time.
Lastly, the mattress was very good with limiting motion transfer – passed our test with flying colors. Basically, we put a half full glass of water at one end of the bed and then started walking/rolling around on the other end and the water was barely moving at all. Safe to say that you probably don’t need to worry about waking up your partner if you happen to move around a lot in your sleep or vice versa.
Price & Coupon Codes
Perhaps the best part about the Nectar mattress is its price tag. The mattresses are priced very affordably. Here’s the breakdown:
– Twin: 500
– Twin XL: $550
– Full: $700
– Queen: $795
– King/Cal King: $900
But honestly those are just the MSRP prices. You can pretty much always find some sort of Nectar coupon code or Nectar promo code to make these mattresses even cheaper. And we actually have you covered with a pretty big discount. CLICK HERE for $125 off any mattress + two free pillows.
We are big fans of Nectar – it’s a top notch mattress. It most likely will end up on our list for Top 5 Best Bed In A Box Mattresses. Bottom line – if you like memory foam but don’t want your mattress to be too soft, Nectar is one of the best options out there, especially given its reasonable price tag.