Nectar Vs Tuft and Needle Mattress Review and Comparison
Well, before moving into feature-wise detailed review and comparison, let’s take a quick look at their specifications.
Tuft and Needle Vs Nectar Mattress
No. of layer
3 inch proprietary adaptive foam
1 inch gel foam quilted into tencel fabric cover
3 inch gel memory foam
1 inch transition layer
7 inch high density foam
6 inch high density poly foam
6.5 on scale of 1 to 10
6 on scale of 1 to 10
100 night free trial
180 night free trial
Why Tuft and Needle? While the overall customer rating scored by Tuft and Needle stands slightly better than Nectar but the total number of reviews secured by Tuft and Needle are nearly 20 times more than Nectar.
That’s a remarkable difference and speaks volumes about Tuft and Needle’s performance and customer satisfaction.
Why Nectar? With two cool gel infused layers that combined stand at 4 inches thickness, Nectar mattress offers exceptionally cool sleeping surface.
It is also known for its optimum pressure relief design and is suitable for all types of sleepers alike.
Both Tuft & Needle and Nectar are the very mattresses you should consider if you have been looking for a premium mattress yet wished to bargain for the best one at an affordable price.
Layer Construction – Nectar Vs Tuft and Needle
While Tuft and Needle employs simple two layer construction, Nectar on the other hand comes with 4 layers.
- Top layer: 3 inch proprietary foam
- Base layer: 7 inch base high density foam
- Top layer: 1 inch gel foam quilted into to tencel cover
- 2nd layer: 3 inch gel infused memory foam
- 3rd layer: 1 inch transition foam
- Base layer: 6 inch high density poly foam
Nectar is slightly softer/plush than Tuft and Needle owing to the combined 4 inch gel infused memory foam layers.
Measuring on a scale of 1 to 10, the firmness level of Tuft and Needle stands at 6.5 and that of Nectar mattress stands at 6.
In order to offer precise level of medium firmness, that is neither too firm nor too plush, Tuft and Needle has come up with its own proprietary adaptive foam.
What Is Special About Tuft And Needle’s Proprietary Foam?
Top layers in memory foam mattresses are either made from latex foams or visco-elastic foams.
Latex foam: latex foam offers bounce and soft plush feel to sleepers but does not support and distribute body weights evenly
Visco-elastic foam: Visco-elastic foams offer excellent support and distribute body weight evenly across sleeping surface. However, they tend to be on the firmer side compared to latex foams.
Proprietary foam from Tuft and Needle: Tuft and Needle has developed its own proprietary foam that is neither too firm like visco nor too plush like latex foams.
It includes a mix of both latex like bounce and visco-elastic like support.
The motion isolation offered by Tuft and Needle is tad better than that of Nectar. One major reason being the simple two layer construction.
In Tuft and Needle mattress, the top proprietary foam that is 3 inches in thickness is the only layer that sinks with body weight. Thereby, the radius of impact too is limited to 3 or 4 inches at the maximum.
Whereas, the plush or soft memory foams combined in Nectar mattress sum up to 4 inches in thickness and the overall radius of impact due to motion transfer is up to 4 or 5 inches.
On the whole, there is not much of a difference between the two mattresses when it comes to motion isolation.
In case you are a hot sleeper and specifically looking for a mattress that regulates body temperature and keeps the sleeping surface cool throughout the night then Nectar is the preferred choice.
Nectar mattress carries nearly 4 inches of cool gel infused memory foam layers. Whereas, Tuft and Needle’s proprietary foam offers only the luxury and plush feel of sleeping on memory foam but does not offer cooling effect.
In all memory foam mattresses, edge support is directly proportional to the size of the high density base layer. The higher the thickness and firmness of base layer, the better shall be the edge support.
Owing to the simple two layer construction and massive 7 inch high density base layer, the edge support offered by Tuft and Needle stands clearly satisfactory.
Nectar mattress too comes with 6 inch high density base layer and offers equivalent edge support like Tuft and Needle.
Remember all memory foam mattresses, including Nectar and Tuft & Needle, are compressed shipped and hence carry typical chemical odor.
This smell is neither harmful nor outrageous in first place yet takes nearly 48 to 72 hours to completely vanish. Just keep the windows and doors open offering full ventilation and if possible turn-on the ceiling fan during this inflation process.
Allow it to expand fully in every nook and corner and during this time please do not test the mattress by pressing your hand against the foam or sitting/sleeping on the mattress while it’s still inflating.
Both Tuft and Needle and Nectar mattresses are CertiPUR-US certified and adhere to all safety regulations.
Warranty and Free Trials
- Tuft and Needle comes with 10 Year warranty and a 100 night sleep trial period
- Whereas, Nectar offers Forever Warranty and also 180 night trial period
It would not take much time and effort to tell which one best suits you.
If you wish to sleep cool and enjoy a plush mattress then Nectar is by far the best one for you. It has two cool gel layers that are combined 4 inches thick.
However, if you are specifically looking for a precisely designed medium firm mattress that is neither too firm nor too plush then Tuft and Needle is the suggested.
Its proprietary foam is a real game changer in mattresses industry and sky rocketed Tuft and Needles sales.