Zinus Hybrid Mattress Review

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I have already reviewed one of Zinus’s memory foam mattresses (see review here), so I was already familiar with the company.  I like that their cost structure is so low that they can price their products at such an affordable level.  I wanted to give one of their hybrid mattresses a try to see they compare to the memory foam one I tried.  In this review, I slept on the 12” hybrid.


  • This mattress has a quilted cover with 1.25 inches of soft polyfoam.
  • Below the quilted cover is 1.5” of gel memory foam and then 1” of viscolatex foam.
  • Below the comfort layer is a series of pocketed coils

This mattress attempts to combine memory foam and springs to create a hybrid mattress.  My experience was that it did have an in-between feel.

You May Want To Get The 12” Hybrid Mattress If:

  • You Are A Stomach/Back Sleeper– I found this mattress to be pretty firm and think most people would agree.  That makes it better suited towards stomach and back sleepers.
  • You Are Looking For Something On The Firm Side– Again, this mattress is pretty firm, so if you know you are looking for something that is more firm, this could be a good option.
  • You Want Extra Value– The company has a lower cost structure in general and spends much less on advertising.  As a result, they are able to price their product very low ($610 for a Queen).
  • You Like The Concept Of A Hybrid Feel– This mattress definitely feels different from a standard memory foam mattress and a standard innerspring mattress. If you want something that’s in between those two feels, this could be a good option.

You May Not Want To Get The 12” Hybrid Mattress If:

  • You Are A Side Sleeper– This mattress is pretty firm, so I think it might not be the best fit for most side sleepers.
  • You Want A Full Memory Foam Feel– This mattress does have memory foam in it, but it doesn’t give you the same feel that you would get from say a Tempur-Pedic.  If you want the full slow-moving memory foam feel, then you might want to look elsewhere.
  • You Want A Full Traditional Innerspring Feel– Similarly, this mattress doesn’t give you the full innerspring feel, so if you are used to traditional spring mattresses and really like the feel, then you might want to look elsewhere as well.


I thought that the mattress was definitely firmer than average.  I had multiple test it out and say the same thing.  For me, that made it ideal for stomach or back sleeping but not so ideal for side sleeping.  The feel was an interesting balance between memory foam and springs.  It definitely did have a hybrid feel.

Motion Transfer

This mattress does a good job of isolating motion.  It’s probably not quite as good as a fully memory foam mattress, but it still is solid.  That makes it a pretty good option for couples who don’t want to be disturbed when their partner moves around in the bed.

What Makes This Mattress Stand Out?

  • It is priced very low because of the company’s low cost structure
  • It has a balanced feel that is a mix between a memory foam and spring mattress
  • It is firmer than average
Zinus Hybrid
4.2 Reviewer
Value (Price)4.5
Doesn't Sleep Hot4.2
Motion Transfer4.2
Edge Support4.2
Company Reputation4.3
Return Policy/Warranty4.2
Overall Sleep Experience4.2


This mattress does present an intriguing value.  Given its firmness, I don’t think it’s the best fit for side sleepers, but back and stomach sleepers would do well with this mattress.

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Joe Auer

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.

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