After a long day of working out and training, athletes want a mattress that is going to help them get good restorative sleep. They want to sleep cool and comfortably so that they can wake up refreshed and ready to continue training.
These athletes can stop looking because the Zoma Hybrid is a mattress designed specifically for them! How does it really work? Read on for our full unbiased Zoma Hybrid mattress review!
$849 - $1798
$849 - $1798
$849 - $1798
Zoma Hybrid Mattress Overview
The Zoma Hybrid mattress is, as the name suggests, a hybrid mattress. It features a proprietary zoned foam layer, responsive foam, and coils as well. It also boasts some interesting cooling features meant to keep athletes from overheating during the night.
As fans of the all-foam Zoma mattress, we were excited to try out the Zoma Hybrid mattress. The Zoma is one of the best mattresses for athletes, and we were hoping the Zoma Hybrid would be just as good. While we aren’t the most athletic bunch, we enjoyed our experience on the Zoma Hybrid. We found it to be a better fit for some types of sleepers and not the best fit for others.
Who Might Like The Zoma Hybrid
- Back sleepers who are looking for a great balance of comfort and support
- Light- and medium-weight side sleepers
- Hot sleepers who are seeking a cooling mattress
Who Might Not Like The Zoma Hybrid
- Stomach sleepers who require more support under their hips
- Those who prefer a mattress with a classic memory foam feel
- Those who are looking for an extra soft or extra firm mattress
Zoma Hybrid Mattress Video Review
Want to see what the Zoma mattress actually looks like in action? Watch our in-depth video review – our reviewer, Marten, runs the Zoma Hybrid through the gauntlet to see just how well it performs!
Zoma Hybrid Mattress Firmness And Feel
Firmness and feel are two of the first things we look at when we review a mattress. Let’s discuss how firm the Zoma Hybrid mattress is and how it will feel to average weight, heavyweight, and lightweight people.
How Firm Is The Zoma Hybrid Mattress?
In our experience, the Zoma mattress feels like a 7/10 and is a bit firmer-than-average. The top foam layers are quite soft, but the mattress does get firmer when we push in hard. Also, the mattress is zoned, so it is going to feel firmer or softer depending on what position someone is sleeping in. They might feel like the mattress is firmer while back and stomach sleeping and softer while side sleeping.
Sleeping On The Zoma Hybrid Mattress
Back sleeping on the Zoma mattress, we feel both comfortable and supported – the Triangulex foam is contouring to the curves of our bodies and the coils are offering great support. In addition, given that the mattress is zoned, it is providing us with extra lumbar support. Our hips sink in just the right amount, while the rest of the mattress keeps our bodies elevated. Those who need the best mattress for back sleepers usually want to find something with this mix of comfort and support.
Side sleeping, the Zoma Hybrid mattress is not a bad match for us – the mattress is actually softer under our shoulders, and we are feeling decent pressure relief there. As we will discuss below, heavier sleepers might have a different experience on the Zoma Hybrid mattress.
Stomach sleeping, the Zoma Hybrid is not quite supportive enough for us. We can feel our hips bowing into the mattress, and we do require some more overall support. Again, read below, as lightweight sleepers might have a different experience.
What Does The Zoma Hybrid Feel Like?
Overall, the Zoma Hybrid mattress has more of a balanced foam feel that is soft, comfortable, and responsive. While there is a bit of that slow-moving memory foam feel right on top of the mattress, the Zoma Hybrid is bouncier and makes it easy to move around and change positions.
Average Weight Sleepers – 130 lbs – 230 lbs
Average weight back sleepers should get a nice balance of comfort and support on the Zoma Hybrid mattress. Average weight side sleepers who are under 200 lbs should get all the pressure relief they need on this mattress. If they are closer to 230 lbs, they might press further into the mattress and feel some more pressure on their shoulders and hips. Stomach sleeping, those who are closer to 130 lbs might feel supported, but those who are closer to 230 lbs probably will not.
Heavyweight Sleepers – Over 230 lbs
Heavyweight back sleepers who don’t weigh much over 230 lbs should feel well supported on the Zoma Hybrid mattress. However, if they are closer to 230 lbs, they might need to look at a mattress made just for heavy people. Heavyweight side sleepers are going to want to find a mattress with a thicker comfort layer, and heavyweight stomach sleepers will need a more supportive mattress altogether. They should look at our best mattresses for heavy people.
Lightweight Sleepers – Under 130 lbs
Lightweight people should receive the comfort and support they require in all three sleeping positions. Even lightweight stomach sleepers should feel enough support under their hips.
The Zoma Hybrid is a comfortable and cooling mattress made just for athletes.
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Zoma Hybrid Mattress Construction
Now, let’s see exactly what is going on inside the Zoma Hybrid mattress! We will look at each layer and discuss how it affects the overall feel and performance of the mattress.
The Zoma Hybrid features a mesh cover that is soft and extremely breathable; it is designed to allow air to flow through the very top of the mattress.
The top layer of the Zoma Hybrid mattress features Triangulex Gel Memory Foam which is proprietary to Zoma. It is zoned so that the center of the layer is firmer than the areas toward the head and foot. This is meant to make it feel more supportive while people are back and stomach sleeping and more pressure-relieving when they are side sleeping. It is also infused with gel and boasts air channels for more breathability.
Below that, there is a layer of proprietary Reactiv Foam that is bouncy and responsive. It adds some more comfort to the top of the mattress and also acts as a transition layer.
The Zoma Hybrid contains individually-wrapped coils in its support layer. They add, ahem, support to the mattress and also leave a good deal of room for airflow.
The Zoma Hybrid mattress is 12″ tall.
Zoma Hybrid Mattress Size Options And Price
For the most up to date sizing and pricing information for the Zoma Hybrid, check out the following chart:
|Twin||38" x 74"||$849.00|
|Twin XL||38" x 80"||$949.00|
|Full||54” x 75”||$1049.00|
|Queen||60" x 80"||$1149.00|
|King||76" x 80"||$1249.00|
|California King||72" x 84"||$1249.00|
|Split King||Two 38" x 80" pieces||$1798.00|
Zoma Hybrid Mattress Performance
We ran through the Zoma Hybrid mattress through a number of tests – we tested it for cooling, motion transfer, and edge support. Let’s see how it did!
Sleeping Hot Or Cold
As we said before, the Zoma Hybrid is designed with athletes in mind. Athletes who are just getting done with an intense workout should enjoy the cooling properties of the Zoma Hybrid mattress. The Triangulex foam is breathable and the zoning creates air channels at the top of the mattress. Put that together with the airflow-promoting coils, and this should be a cooler-sleeping mattress.
Any athletes who toss and turn at night might disturb their partner if their mattress doesn’t isolate that motion well. We’re happy to report that the Zoma Hybrid does cut down on motion transfer quite well. The Triangulex foam has that slow-moving feel, so it absorbs our motions and mostly keeps them isolated to one side of the mattress. Because of this, the Zoma Hybrid should be a good mattress for couples.
Couples also want to make sure that their mattress features solid edge support because this will allow both partners to have the most room possible. Sitting near the edge of the Zoma Hybrid mattress, it does collapse quite a bit but, when we are lying near the edge, we do feel secure. Couples should be able to sleep near the edges of the Zoma Hybrid mattress without feeling like they are going to fall off.
Durability is important to consider when shopping for a mattress. Shoppers want to make sure that they are spending their money on something that is going to last for a number of years. Looking at the materials and overall design of the Zoma Hybrid mattress, we believe it should last for at least seven years.
The Zoma Hybrid is a bed in a box mattress so, when it comes out of the box, it is normal to expect some off-gassing. When we took the Zoma Hybrid out of the box and unwrapped it, we did notice that normal chemical smell. However, after 48 hours, this smell had completely dissipated.
Those athletes who toss and turn at night are going to want a mattress that doesn’t make too much noise. When we moved around on the Zoma Hybrid, the mattress made barely any noise at all. However, because the mattress contains coils, it is possible the mattress could start to squeak and creak after many years of use.
While the Zoma Hybrid mattress does have a slow-moving feel right on top it is, overall, more of a bouncy responsive mattress. This is good news for couples who want the best mattress for sex. The Zoma Hybrid should make it easy for them to move around and change positions during those intimate moments.
The Zoma Hybrid mattress comes with a 100-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty.
How Does The Zoma Hybrid Compare To Other Mattresses?
Ready to do a little comparison shopping? Well, we’ve got a few of the Zoma Hybrid’s competitors lined up, so let’s see how it stacks up against them. What’s the best bed-in-a-box mattress for you? Let’s find out!
Zoma Hybrid Vs Bear Pro
Like the Zoma Hybrid, the Bear Pro is designed with athletes in mind. That being said, it does feature a different construction than the Zoma Hybrid. While the Zoma Hybrid is a hybrid mattress with coils, the Bear Pro features base foam in its support layer. Also, it does not feature zoning, but the Zoma Hybrid does.
Both mattresses have a very similar balanced foam feel, but the Zoma Hybrid has a bit more bounce due to the coils. The mattresses are also similar in terms of firmness and price as well!
It’s easy to see that the Zoma Hybrid and Bear Pro are very similar mattresses. This means it might be difficult to choose between them. We would recommend the Zoma Hybrid to back sleepers who require more lumbar support (because of the zoning). Also, the coils leave more room for airflow, so it could be a better match for hot sleepers. We felt a bit better pressure relief on the Bear Pro, so it might be the better option for side sleepers.
Zoma Hybrid Vs Brooklyn Bedding Propel
The Brooklyn Bedding Propel is another mattress designed specifically for athletes. It is quite similar to the Zoma Hybrid in a number of ways. It features coils in the support layer and pressure-relieving foam in the comfort layer. However, it does not feature zoning like the Zoma Hybrid mattress.
The Brooklyn Bedding Propel and the Zoma Hybrid have a similar balanced foam feel that makes it easy to move around on the mattresses. We did find the Zoma Hybrid to be firmer than the Brooklyn Bedding Propel mattress. Also, the Propel is more affordable than the Zoma Hybrid mattress.
Based on these differences, the Zoma Hybrid should be a better match for back sleepers and those who need more support. The Propel should work better for side sleepers and those who want to spend less money on their mattress.