- The Nest Bedding Alexander Signature Series Mattress is extremely comfortable and looks ultra premium
- Comes in three different feels: soft, medium, and firm (i.e. there’s an option for side, back, stomach, and combo sleepers)
- Very little motion transfer with no ‘roll off’ sensation near edges
- Thick, durable mattress that’s ideal for even heavier individuals
- Free shipping, free returns, 100-night trial period, lifetime warranty, lifetime comfort guarantee, made in USA
- Medium option sleeps a little hotter
- Plastic-like aroma for the first day or two
- Medium and soft options have a little of that ‘stuck in the mud’ feeling
- Relatively pricey
- Non-removable cover makes cleaning more difficult
Nest Alexander is flat-out one of the best bed in a box mattresses on the market today. This is a luxurious bed and a great value.
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Nest Bedding—like the rest of the brands in the online mattress industry—offers free shipping and free returns with all of their mattresses, including the Alexander Signature Series, the company’s most popular bed. Additionally, with Nest you get a 100-night risk-free trial where you can test the bed for yourself. If you like it and want to keep it, great. If you ultimately decide that it’s not for you, however, (within that 100-night trial period) return it at no extra cost to you and get a full refund. That’s the standard policy of most direct-to-consumer bed companies, including Casper, Purple, and others.
One area where Nest Bedding does stand out in a big way is with their warranty. On all of their beds, they offer a lifetime warranty, whereas the industry standard is about 10 years. Now to be fair, you’ll probably end up getting a new bed somewhere between year 8 and 15, but it’s still pretty crazy that they back it with a lifetime warranty. To our knowledge, only a few other brands offer lifetime warranties.
On top of that, Nest has something that they call a Comfort Guarantee, which also is valid for the entire useful life of the bed. Essentially, after those first 100 nights, if you decide that you want a larger, smaller, firmer, or softer bed you can purchase that mattress at 50% of its current retail price. That’s pretty interesting and something that no other brand offers. You can see Nest’s full lineup of beds on NestBedding.com.
Nest Alexander Mattress Review – Construction
The Alexander Signature Series Mattress is available in three different feels: soft, medium, and luxury firm. The construction of each bed is slightly different to achieve a different feel, however, for the most part they are memory foam beds. They start with dense layers of support foam on the bottom to provide the structure for the bed. Then you have memory foam, followed by gel memory foam, and on top is a super-soft cover. While the cover is really nice in most respects, we did find that it was a little loose and moved around on the bed occasionally. It’s also non-removable, which makes cleaning it a little more of a chore. As such, you may want to look into a mattress protector, either from Nest Bedding or perhaps from Amazon.
The bed is thicker, however, at ~12″, which means you’ll never feel like you’re bottoming out the bed. This makes it a viable option for heavier folks. It even has seams around the outside of the bed and doesn’t collapse at the edges like you’ll see with a lot of all-foam beds.
Additionally, it has handles that help with transporting the bed (completely underrated element of any bed). The one thing is since this bed is heavier, it means making the bed a little bit more difficult. Not a big deal, but worth mentioning. Also, the bed will work with non-flexible box springs and slats (with center support) as well as adjustable bases.
Interestingly enough, Nest actually manufactures their own beds in a factory in Phoenix, Arizona, which is the same factory where Brooklyn Bedding makes their beds. As such, the Brooklyn beds look a lot like the Alexander series, which is absolutely a good thing. They look ultra-premium and high quality…like they spared no expense with making the bed. To be fair, there are plenty of other brands that make their beds in the USA (Leesa and Bear Mattress, just to name two), but the Alexander series really does look like a cut above the typical bed in a box. It’s just luxurious.
Nest Alexander Bed Review – Feel, Firmness & Coolness
We’ve had extensive time with the medium option of this bed, but we’ve also spent a brief amount of time with the soft and firm options as well. There is a significant difference in feel between all three options. The soft version is very plush and is only recommended for side sleepers.
The medium bed is just about perfect. In fact, Nest says that it will suitable for 92% of sleepers. It’s about a 5/10 on the soft to firm scale. It provides support, but also offers plenty of pressure relief since they use memory foam. We think it’s ideal for stomach, back, and sleepers as well as combo sleepers (people that rotate between their back, stomach, and side throughout the night).
The firm bed is about a 5.75/10 on that firmness scale. It’s also very comfortable and will soften over time (like most all-foam beds), but we think it is chiefly a back and stomach sleepers’ bed, though combo sleepers will probably be fine as well. This bed is firm, but not too firm.
In terms of coolness, Nest does incorporate air flow foam, gel memory foam, and a phase changing material in the cover of the bed, however, we didn’t think the bed slept particularly cool. In fact, the medium option was probably one of the hotter beds that we’ve tried out. Great winter bed, but not the best for summer. This is mostly due to the fact that the you sort of nestle into the bed (like you would with a soft pillow), as opposed to sleep on top of it. That caused the bed to heat up somewhat since we felt surrounded by bed. There’s a pretty good chance that the firm option is cooler, but we can’t say for certain.
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Nest Alexander Signature Review – Motion Transfer & Responsiveness
Since this is a memory foam bed, it’s fantastic at limiting motion transfer. That’s good news for anyone that has a partner that moves around a lot in their sleep. The movement on one side of the bed doesn’t affect the other side.
With regard to responsiveness, it’s decent. It does return relatively quickly to shape, but not as fast as Yogabed or the Nest Love & Sleep Mattress. There’s nothing really to dwell on here since it is pretty responsive…it’s just not the absolute best for this.
Nest Bedding Coupon Code & Pricing
Given how luxurious this bed feels and looks, we were expecting the price point to be exorbitant. It is relatively expensive, but not bad considering all that the bed offers. Here’s a breakdown of pricing:
They also offer Split King and Split California King options, which might be preferable for couples that can’t find consensus regarding soft, medium, or firm.
As you can see though, pricing is up there, but you can get 8% off the Alexander Signature Mattress with code RIZ8 at checkout. After discount, this really is a luxurious bed at a pretty good price point. Young professionals and people looking for a guest bed will still likely end up looking at budget beds, but if you want a new bed for yourself, Nest is reasonably priced.
Final Thoughts on the Nest Alexander Mattress
We really like this bed. Since there are three different feels, there’s an option for all types of sleepers. It looks ultra-premium and is really comfortable. The warranty and comfort guarantee are above and beyond what you’ll get with other brands and you still have free shipping/returns and a 100-night trial period. I’m not convinced the beds sleep particularly cool and the price is still relatively expensive, but all things considered it’s without a doubt one of the best DTC beds on the market.
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