Nectar Mattress Review : The Free Trial Leader

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Nectar Mattress is a new memory foam mattress company that is upping the free trial ante with a 365 day free trial period. This more than triples the length of many of the online mattress company trial periods. With the Nectar mattress you get to sleep on it for a whole year before deciding if it’s right for you. That means you get to experience through all four seasons. Aside from the amazing trial period, the Nectar mattress just feels great. It has denser top foam layer along with a phase change ticking that has cooling gel quilted into it. The Nectar mattress isn’t just another typical foam mattress, it has some significant advantages over the competitors.


Here’s a video of me speaking about some of the great features of the Nectar Mattress:

Below is a brochure that comes with the Nectar mattress that explains the generous trial period.

nectar trial period

What is also interesting is that you can finance this mattress with no credit check required with no interest financing. Here are the details from their site:

Owning NECTAR is easy with NECTAR’s No Credit required 6-month no-interest financing plan.
You only need the following to order NECTAR today –

  • A source of income, and this does not need to be a job
  • A credit card or debit card to make the low initial and monthly payments

No credit checks required and approval is instant
You will enjoy Nectar immediately and own Nectar outright on the day of your final payment

  • You can buyout your payment schedule at any time after 90 days

It’s that easy.


Here’s how the Nectar Mattress is made:

nectar mattress construction

The cover is made of Tencel fiber which is a soft and very breathable material. It sleeps cooler than cotton and helps wick away moisture.

Underneath that is a quilted gel foam layer which is something unique to the Nectar mattress. It give the mattress a unique feel and provides great pressure relief.


Underneath that is a layer of cooling gel foam.

The fourth layer is what they call Hi Core Memory Foam. This is a dense foam that also is great for pressure relief.

Finally, the base layer is a rigid layer of foam for support.


Here are some preliminary shots of the Nectar mattress:

The Nectar mattress will slowly cradle you. Here’s a picture of my 14 lb. bowling ball on the Nectar mattress:


I also took off the cover to show you the inside of the Nectar mattress and how it responds. This is one of the best mattresses you can get for pressure relief.

Here’s a video of the quilted cover of the Nectar mattress. This is what really sets it apart. It is a dense foam layer quilted into the covering.

Below is a video illustrating heat retention on the Nectar mattress. I was surprised at the result. Given hit has a gel memory foam quilted into the cover, I expected much more heat retention. The reason it performed so well is that the cover is made with a tencel fiber that is much more breathable than cotton. Added to that is a phase change material that draws heat away.

You don’t need to worry about waking  up your partner at night. There’s virtually no motion transfer with this mattress. Check out the video below:


For the money, this is one of the best dense foam mattresses I have tried. It is made in China but I didn’t notice any major off gassing. It is also Certipur Certified so it is tested to be free of any harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde.

I am very impressed with the quilted cover on the Nectar mattress. I was very surprised at how quickly it dissipated heat. A queen size Nectar retails for $795 but with the $100 off sherpa100 coupon code, it brings the price down to $695 which is substantially less than other mattresses of this quality and construction.

Get $100 off your Nectar mattress with our exclusive coupon code: sherpa100 at checkout.

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Ben • February 2, 2017

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  1. sharon February 3, 2017 - 4:12 pm Reply

    How would you rate its firmness on a scale of 1-10, ten being the firmest? Thanks!

    • Ben February 4, 2017 - 10:12 am Reply

      I would give this a 6. You slowly sink into it as it cradles you. The company aptly described the surface as a putty like surface. Think of a dense material that will cradle you while you sleep. This is in large part due to the cover being quilted with a gel foam layer, something I haven’t experienced in any other mattress.

  2. sharon February 6, 2017 - 5:56 pm Reply

    Thanks! I will order this mattress. Your reviews have been very helpful and honest. We have tried the Tuft and Needle and while the mattress didn’t fit our needs, the customer service department is amazing. The return is really Hassel free. Your review on the Nectar shows that this mattress may provide more comfort for my arthritis and fibromyalgia. Thanks again!

    • Russ February 9, 2017 - 9:33 am Reply

      Hi Sharon,
      Please let us know how you like the Nectar mattress as well as the experience in dealing with the company as we are considering buying this as well. From all of the reviews that I’ve read, it sounds wonderful.
      Thank you.

  3. Patrick February 8, 2017 - 12:07 pm Reply

    Ben, how does this mattress compare among Leesa/Purple/Ghostbed/Loom & Leaf/Tuft & Needle?

    • Ben February 9, 2017 - 12:54 pm Reply

      The Nectar mattress has a very unique feel. It has a dense top layer along with the quilted cover that incorporated gel foam. Nectar aptly described it as a sort of putty feel. What I appreciate about the mattress is it gives you great alignment and very good pressure relief. For a dense foam mattress like this, it also does very well with heat retention as seen in the video in the review. It will feel firmer than these brands at first but slowly adapt to your body.

  4. Mary February 8, 2017 - 3:35 pm Reply

    Hi, Ben. Like Sharon, I have a T&N too. I’m about to return it for this mattress or the Hyphen. The T&N didn’t offer enough pressure point relief for me. I’m around 125lbs. However, I tend to sleep on my back and it seemed to be okay for that. Truthfully, I just didn’t care for the feel of their foam. This mattress seems as firm as the T&N, but do you think it’s better for pressure points since it’s more conforming? How about the Hyphen mattress?

    • Ben February 18, 2017 - 2:00 pm Reply

      The Hyphen feels very similar to the Leesa mattress and I found it to be softer than the Tuft & Needle.

  5. sharon February 10, 2017 - 11:42 pm Reply

    How does this compare to the Novosbed with the comfort kit for both soft comfort and good support for a side sleeper? I was about to order the Nectar but then read your Novosbed review. I have arthritis and fibromyalgia and need pressure relief. My nephew just ordered the Nectar. Which of the two seem to be the most durable? Thanks. Russ, I’ll reply after I try my new mattress and ask my nephew to also report on his Nectar.

    • Ben February 12, 2017 - 9:38 am Reply

      The Nectar is very similar in feel to the Novosbed except that the Nectar is less expensive with a longer trial period. The Nectar feels very similar to the Medium firm Novosbed. The trade off is that you don’t have the comfort plus option if you want to make it firmer or softer. However if you don’t like it you can always return it for a full refund. The up side is that if you do like it, you end up saving a considerable amount of money and the Nectar should be just as durable as the Novosbed.

  6. sharon February 12, 2017 - 10:39 pm Reply

    How does the Nectar compare to the Tuft and Needle in firmness? I am a side sleeper.

    • Ben February 14, 2017 - 7:56 am Reply

      The Nectar conforms more than the Tuft and Needle however it is slower to respond.

  7. Karla February 13, 2017 - 1:57 pm Reply

    How does this bed compare to the Lob Lolly?

    • Ben February 14, 2017 - 7:55 am Reply

      It has denser foam than the Loblolly. It has phase change material in the cover which is cooler to the touch and considerably less expensive. I recommend trying this mattress first.

  8. Russ February 17, 2017 - 11:05 am Reply

    Hi Ben,
    Thank you for all of your great, unbiased reviews. They have proved invaluable in our search for a new mattress. I wish we lived closer to your showroom! We are considering the Leesa, Nectar, and the Nest Alexander Signature Series, medium firm. We’re leaning toward the Nectar but would appreciate your thoughts. My wife is approximately 125lbs and is a back and side sleeper; I’m 160lbs and primarily a side sleeper. Thank you.

    • Ben February 17, 2017 - 11:46 am Reply

      The Nectar has a very unique feel and I have been getting great feedback on it so far. They also have a very generous trial period, 1 year! If you want a denser foam feel, the Nectar would be a great choice. It offers amazing pressure relief.

  9. RedSonya February 17, 2017 - 10:32 pm Reply

    Which has more hug, Nectar or Lull?

    • Ben February 18, 2017 - 1:57 pm Reply

      I found the Nectar to have more hug. It won’t feel like it is cradling you at first because it takes a moment for the foam to adjust to your body but once it does, it feels great.

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