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.  This review will go over everything consumers should know about this mattress, including a full breakdown of the construction, firmness and feel, edge support, motion isolation, comfort, support, breathability, durability, and much more.


  • This mattress has a quilted cover with 1.25 inches of soft polyfoam for added softness and pressure relief.
  • Below the quilted cover is 1.5” of gel memory foam and then 1” of viscolatex foam to provide a balanced foam feel.
  • Below the comfort layer is a series of pocketed coils that are highly supportive, breathable, and durable.

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 that was a good balance of comfort and support.

Who May Want To Get The 12” Hybrid Mattress:

  • Stomach/Back Sleepers– I found this mattress to be pretty firm and think most people would agree.  That makes it better suited towards stomach and back sleepers.
  • People Who Are Looking For Something On The Firm Side– Again, this mattress is pretty firm, so if people know they are looking for something that is more firm, this could be a good option.
  • Those Who 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).
  • People Who Like The Concept Of A Hybrid Feel– This mattress definitely feels different from a standard memory foam mattress and a standard innerspring mattress. If people want something that’s in between those two feels, this could be a good option for them.

Who May Not Want To Get The 12” Hybrid Mattress:

  • Side Sleepers– This mattress is pretty firm, so I think it might not be the best fit for most side sleepers.
  • People Who Want A Full Memory Foam Feel– This mattress does have memory foam in it, but it doesn’t give sleepers the same feel that they would get from say a Tempur-Pedic.  If people want the full slow-moving memory foam feel, then they might want to look elsewhere.
  • Those Who Want A Full Traditional Innerspring Feel– Similarly, this mattress doesn’t give people the full innerspring feel, so if they are used to traditional spring mattresses and really like the feel, then they 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, so it is an excellent overall value.
  • It has a balanced feel that is a mix between a memory foam and spring mattress.
  • It is firmer than average compared to other mattresses reviewed on this website.
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 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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