Editor’s Note: The Solay mattress is no longer available. For a similar option, we recommend checking out our Brooklyn Bedding Signature Hybrid review.
The Solay mattress is a hybrid mattress that combines foam layers and pocketed coils for maximum comfort and support. Will it be a good match for you? Read further for my full Solay mattress review.
Who Might Want To Pick The Solay:
- Side Sleepers– With its soft foam layers on top, the Solay contours to your body, relieving pressure on shoulders, hips, and knees.
- Those Who Don’t Like The Feeling Of Getting “Stuck” In Your Mattress– The foam layers recover quickly, giving pressure relief without you sinking in too much.
- People Who Want A Longer Lasting Mattress– Because of its durable construction, if you are looking for a long-term investment, the Solay could be right for you.
Who Might Not Want To Pick The Solay:
- Back Or Stomach Sleepers– The softer top layers may not provide enough support for back or stomach sleepers.
- Those Who Like A Firmer Mattress– The Solay is softer than average and might not be a good fit if you prefer more support.
- People Who Want That Classic Memory Foam Sinking Feel– The Solay’s foam layers recover very quickly, so you won’t experience that slow compression found with regular memory foam.
Here is a breakdown of what you can expect in the construction of this mattress:
- The mattress is 11″ tall and consists of four foam layers and a layer of pocketed support coils.
- The cover is made from TENCEL, which is a thin fabric regulates temperature and allows people to feel the next layers fairly well.
- The next layer is 1” of cooling gel foam with pretty fast recovery.
- Next is 2” of Energex foam, which recovers faster than most memory foam and reduces motion transfer.
- A 1” support layer is found above the 6” of pocketed steel spring coils. The coils give extra support to the heavier parts of the body where people feel the most pressure.
- The base layer is 1” of foundational foam that the support coils can rest on.
- The Solay is available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King.
- The top layers are soft and, if someone weighs above average, they may press down and reach the coil system, making the mattress feel firmer overall.
- The top two layers of foam are designed to recover quickly so people won’t have trouble getting out of bed.
- The pocketed coil system lends a level of support and contouring while giving relief at pressure points.
- The coil system is also designed to increase airflow. Together with the breathable TENCEL cover, this makes for a cooler sleep experience than people would get with a pure memory foam mattress.
The Solay gives a nice foam feel but prevents people from sinking in and feeling “stuck.” Pressing hard, I can feel the support of the coil system. Still, with its foam top layers, the overall feel is softer than average compared to other mattresses reviewed on this website.
When I sleep on my side, I feel great pressure relief in key areas like my shoulders, hips, and knees. However, on my stomach and back, I do feel my hips sinking in because of this softness.
With its hybrid design of pocketed coils and memory foam, I expected the Solay to perform well. As you can see in the video, there is a little motion transfer but, overall, the isolation is a little bit above average. This makes the Solay a solid choice for couples who don’t want to be disturbed by their partner’s movements.
The pocketed coil system features a reinforced edge, so people shouldn’t feel like they are going to fall off. This makes this mattress ideal if people sleep with a partner or prefer sleeping toward the edge. People can see the great edge support in the picture below.
What Makes This Mattress Stand Out
- It combines the softness of memory foam with the support of coils to make a nice balance of comfort and support.
- The fast recovering Energex and cooling gel foam give pressure relief without the feeling of getting stuck.
- The pocketed coil system gives extra pressure relief under the heavier parts of your body.
- The very durable construction means this mattress will be long-lasting.
There are a lot of nice aspects to this mattress, and those looking for a durable investment should enjoy the Solay. Side sleepers should find comfort from its foam top layers, while side and back sleepers may want to look for something firmer. Overall, I was impressed with this mattress.
The mattress is made in the USA and features a 101-night trial period and a 15-year limited warranty.
Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.
He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.
Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.