Essentia Tatami Hybrid Review

Written by

Ben Trapskin

I have reviewed hundreds of mattresses, sheets, pillows, duvet inserts, comforters, sleep gadgets, and adjustable beds. My reviews are based on my personal experience and the feedback I get from customers.

Recently updated on October 21st, 2019 at 05:04 pm

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The Essentia Tatami Hybrid mattress is the first spring and latex mattress offered by Essentia. They label it their, Essentia Crossover™. There’s a reason that hybrid mattresses are trending and that’s because they give you the benefits of spring with the benefits of foam or in this case, latex. Essentia uses a patented natural memory foam formula that actually feels like foam instead of latex which gives it a completely different feel from the competition. What you get is a mattress that is lighter than their other offerings, comes shipped in a box and is relatively affordable for an Essentia mattress.

Overview of the Essentia Mattress

You can order your Essentia directly from their website. This mattress comes with free shipping and a 120 day trial period. Just keep in mind that Essential will charge you a transportation fee which according to their website is 9% of the cost of the mattress.

Here’s a video showing how the Essentia works Pay attention to how the latex reacts. It is slower to recover than typical latex which was unexpected.

Construction of the Essentia Tatami Hybrid Mattress

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Below are the construction specifications of the mattress from their website.

No Chemical Flame Retardants

Made in Essentia’s GOLS and GOTS certified organic factory, there are no chemical flame retardants used on any Essentia product.
  • Organic Cotton Cover

    This GOTS certified organic cover features a full zip making it easy to remove and washable.
  • Comfort Layer

    1.5” Essentia patented natural memory foam on top of 0.5″ natural support latex foam. This one of a kind comfort core offers contouring pressure relief and support as your body transitions to the pocketed coil support core.
  • Support

    8″ individually pocketed support coils made of recycled steel, on top of 0.5″ base cotton padding for zoned ergonomic support that offers reduced motion transfer and edge support that won’t bottom out.

What Makes Essentia different from other Latex Hybrid Mattresses?

Essentia is 1 of only 2 latex foaming companies in North America. That means they make the latex foam in America and have complete control over feel and quality. Essentia imports rubber tree sap and then make foam from that. It takes significantly less space than importing finished foam and therefore cuts down on fuel consumption during transportation.

How Much Does the Essentia Tatami Cost?

Here are the prices of the mattress as of this writing.

Twin XL$1,579
California King$2,299

My Essentia Tatami Findings

Unboxing the mattress was a little difficult. The mattress is not folded so it comes in a longer box. Instead of being able to simply pull it out of the box, I had to tear the box open from the side. It was a small inconvenience but did take extra time and effort. Once you get it out of the box and on your bed, you will notice that the mattress has an easily accessible cover that can be washed but I would recommend using a mattress protector.

tatami zipper

As you can see the natural memory foam layer is softer than traditional latex even though it is an all-natural material. This is what really sets the mattress apart from the competition.

tatami sink

The Tatami has adequate edge support because of the coil system underneath. This is a zoned coil system that has perimeter edge support.

tatami sitting

Here’s a shot with my 14 lb. bowling ball to further illustrate sinkage. There is just a little extra fabric in the cover to allow the material to fully conform to your body.

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Here you can see how it conforms for side sleepers. This mattress feels very similar to a foam and spring hybrid without all the chemicals. If I didn’t know this was latex I would have it pegged as foam.

Here you can see how the natural foam will leave an impression. I put my hand directly on the natural foam layer for about 5 seconds.


As you can see it leaves a distinct impression that recovers after about 4-5 seconds.


My Essentia Tatami Recommendation

Essentia is the only company that I know of that makes a natural memory foam. This is no gimmick. Out of the hundreds of mattresses I have reviewed, none have been able to achieve this feel with all-natural materials.  I highly recommend this mattress for side sleepers that want great contouring and excellent pressure relief without the drawbacks of foam which are primarily off-gassing and the environmental impact.

Learn more about the Essentia Tatami

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