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Update: the Love Bed has been officially retired. Nest has recently launched the Love and Sleep Mattress which provides even more value! Check it out here.
The Love Bed is a new addition to the Nest Bedding line of mattresses, I received a free Love Bed to review. At first glance I thought this mattress was a bit gimmicky. Despite the name, this bed is now at the top of my recommended list after my first night’s sleep. There are many features that set this mattress apart from the online bed in a box competition that make it a clear standout for people looking for something reminiscent of a coil mattress but much softer and contouring.
I reviewed the original Love Bed in 2015. Nest has developed a 2016 Love Bed model that makes it event better. I have included those updates in the review below.
Nest Bedding is an organic, natural and non-toxic bedding store that has storefronts in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Aside from mattresses, they offer pillows, mattress pads, mattress protectors, blankets, sheets and even furniture.
Nest Bedding was started by Joe Alexander. He has over 15 years experience in the mattress industry and has worked for some of the big name brands. He even advised Tuft & Needle when they created their mattress. Joe knows beds and instead of going for the quick buck, he truly wants to bring quality to the market at a fair price.
Bigger online brands have been taking the spotlight when it comes to online mattress buying but if you cut through the noise, you’ll find that there are many other options that provide some amazing value and unique features you’re not going to find anywhere else. After trying out the Love Bed and checking out their other products online, I know that we will start hearing more of Nest Bedding in the near future. They really get it when it comes to what the next generation of mattress buyers are looking for.
If you’re looking to upgrade to natural bedding, Nest Bedding is the way to go. They have a mattress for every budget and they do not cut corners. The Love Bed is their entry level mattress but entry level for them is luxury for most everyone else.
The Love Bed
The love bed is listed as being 11 inches thick but with the pillowy top, it is more like 12 inches. Very impressive as many mattress companies don’t live up to their height claims let alone exceed them.
The Love Bed is a surprisingly affordable mattress for the value. Love Bed incorporates great materials into their mattress.
Twin XL $649
It can be ordered online through their website and comes in 2 different levels of firmness, Medium and Luxury Firm. Again, something none of the new mattress startups offer. Nest bedding is breaking away from the one type fits all mattress model and going back to real customization.
I reviewed the medium mattress which has great support but also has a nice soft top that will keep you cool and comfortable all night long.
Here’s a video illustrating the heat retention on the mattress:
I expected some off gassing during this process but was pleasantly surprised that there was no noticeable odor. Of all the mattresses I reviewed so far this is the only one what didn’t come with some type of new mattress smell.
Here’s an overview of how this mattress is constructed. All these foams are CertiPUR-US Certified
The mattress excels at quick recovery and keeping you cool. It just feels great and has nice hug.
Bounce and Motion Transfer
This bed certainly has some bounce which is in large part to the energex foam layer. However, despite the great bounciness, there’s little motion transfer. You also won’t sink towards your partner at night which is typical with store brand pillow top mattresses.
This mattress has just the right amount of “sink” to it. You sink a into the mattress but don’t get stuck. Notice that the top of the mattress has a sort of pillow top texture to it. This is the first time I’ve come across this with a bed in a box model mattress.
I slept soundly all night. You sink into the bed just the right amount to provide cushioning for all your pressure points yet the bed won’t cave or bow due to the firm layer of foam underneath the latex foam. The bamboo fabric also has more elasticity than a cotton cover which is adds to the softness and flexibility.
I have also tested the higher end offering from Nest Bedding, the Alexander Signature Select. People often ask me the difference and the major differences are that the Alexander is a thicker mattress with slightly less motion transfer and less bounce. It also is a bit softer than the Love Bed at the same firmness levels. If you are looking for a little more substantial mattress that will also provide more pressure relief, consider the Alexander.
Remember this company has a very generous 100 day Money Back Guarantee.
Considering a Queen size is $799, it is a relatively low investment without the risk. Nest Bedding is an awesome company that is continually innovating and producing quality mattresses and bedding products. They have built a reputation in the online mattress space for integrity and quality.
Upon opening the Love Bed you’ll find a cute little bear waiting for you
If you post a photo of you and the bear to #thelovebed on your favorite social media channel, you will get a free Nest Bedding pillow sent to you. This is no small gesture. Their pillows are very highly rated.
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