Designed and manufactured in the UK, Eve is a bed-in-a-box company committed to creating “beautifully simple” mattresses for British sleepers. While the brand kicked off this mission with its flagship all-foam bed, the company has since debuted a new hybrid model designed to be as pressure-relieving as it is supportive.
But does the bed actually live up to this goal? I won’t know until I put it through my tried-and-true tests to figure out if its unique feel could be the perfect one for you.
Continue reading below for my full review of the Eve hybrid mattress. Don’t have time to read it all? Click here to skip to the bottom and check out my review summary.
A small note: The Eve Hybrid is currently only available in the UK.
As I mentioned up top, this Eve Hybrid mattress features a hybrid design made up of buoyant soft foam, high-density poly foam and a pocketed coil system. This combination of materials is intended to create a balanced vibe of cushiony comfort and bouncy support, providing the customer with an all-encompassing sleep experience.
To see exactly how this works, let’s dive into the mattress!
Cover – Crafted from 100% polyester, the cover is pretty stretchy and infused with some great moisture-wicking properties for cooling. It’s also totally removable, making for easy cleaning!
Comfort Layer – The comfort layer is comprised of the brand’s proprietary evecomfort foam, a breathable alternative to memory foam that’s soft yet responds quickly to pressure. So while you’ll likely experience some immediate relief while sinking into it, you’re not likely to feel stuck in this layer. The material is also built with an open-cell structure, which helps with cooling throughout the structure.
Transition Layer – Directly below the comfort layer, you’ll find a thin layer of poly foam, which helps transition you from the softer materials above into the firmer support sections below.
Edge Support – Before you hit the pocketed coil system, you’ll encounter a section of high-density poly foam edge support surrounding it. This material helps to extend the usable surface area of the mattress and give the coils something upon which to react.
Support Layer – And finally, the support layer of the mattress, which is built from a layer of 713 springs. What’s unique about eve’s pocketed coil system is that it features zoned support at the shoulders and hips for targeted relief in those areas. I should also mention that because the springs are individually wrapped, they’re also going to help with isolating motion.
After taking a look at the construction of the Eve hybrid, let’s chat about the firmness and feel. I started off by applying light hand pressure to the mattress and found that I was immediately interacting with the soft evecomfort foam. I sank into this layer with ease and noticed some pleasant relief from the material. As I pressed in further, I encountered the bouncy springs, which lifted me up and out of the structure.
Since folks of different sizes and shapes are going to experience firmness differently, I decided to bring in three other testers to help me figure out how firm the Eve is. We each took a turn lying on the mattress, reported our individual firmness ratings and then grouped them together on the graphic below.
While firmness is always going to be a personal thing, our responses should give you a good idea of the range you can expect from the Eve.
My testers were in agreement about the firmness of the Eve hybrid, giving it an average rating of 6.6. When compared to the industry standard of 6.5 for medium firmness, this bed appears to be pretty much exactly medium firm, achieving a nice balance between its different materials.
I personally gave the mattress a 7, finding it to be just a touch firmer than medium firm. While you will likely experience some nice relief from the evecomfort foam in the top layer, the springly coils in the support system are going to do an excellent job of lifting you up and out of the structure. The thin profile also prevents a ton of sinkage, giving the mattress an overall firmer feel.
Another important component of a bed’s feel is pressure, or more specifically where you’re likely to have pressure points form while lying on top of it.
To help you visualize these tension spots, I placed a pressure map on top of the mattress and lied on my back, side, and stomach. You can see the results on the image below where pressure is represented from blue (low pressure) to red (high pressure).
Back – Lying on my back, I felt as though my weight was evenly distributed across the surface. While I did sink in quickly through the comfort layer, the pocketed coils kept me lifted on top of the bed, making it easy to change positions.
Edge Support – Scooting close to the edge of the Eve, I noticed that it had solid edge support. While there was some deep compression through the top foam layer, the coils definitely left me feeling secure on the side. This tells me that sleepers should be able to use the entire surface area of this hybrid, which will be especially important for couples.
Side – Rolling onto my side, I continued to feel satisfying pressure relief. While I assumed that the pocketed coils would cause some tension at my shoulders and hips, typical side sleeper problem areas, I was pleasantly surprised to find that they actually helped to support the cushiony comfort of the top layer.
Stomach – Considering that stomach sleepers tend to prefer firmer beds, it’s not shocking that I’d find a lot of relief in this position. With its medium firm feel, the Eve Hybrid does a fantastic job of keeping the shoulders and hips in a nice alignment, an important feature for those of you who doze primarily on your stomachs.
If you plan on snuggling with a permanent bed mate, you’ll want to know how bothered you’ll be by their tossing and turning in the middle of the night. This next test is designed to demonstrate just that as I’ll be measuring this bed’s motion transfer, or the amount of disturbance detectable from one side of the mattress to the other.
To illustrate this, I dropped a 10 lb. steel ball from heights of 4 inches, 8 inches and 12 inches and measured the disturbance it caused: the bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance.
FYI: Each drop is meant to symbolize a different movement you’re likely to experience in bed, from tossing and turning (4”) to getting out of bed (8”) all the way to full on jumping (12”).
These motion transfer results are pretty much what I expected from a bouncy mattress like this. While the impressive 4” spike tells me that you’re not likely to be too disturbed by your partner rolling around in the middle of the night, the increases at the 8” and 12” drops demonstrate that any larger movements will be detectable across the surface.
When buying a new bed, most people want to know whether they’ll feel like they’re sinking “into” the mattress or lying “on top” of it. To visualize this sinkage, I placed four balls of varying sizes and densities (a 6 lb medicine ball, a 10 lb steel ball, a 50 lb medicine ball, and a 100 lb medicine ball) on the mattress and measured how much they compressed the surface.
The variations in size, weight and density are meant to simulate different body parts and different sized sleepers.
- 6 lb medicine ball: 2.5 centimeters of sinkage.
- 10 lb steel ball: 4 centimeters of sinkage.
- 50 lb medicine ball: 7.5 centimeters of sinkage.
- 100 lb medicine ball: 11.5 centimeters of sinkage.
These are very low sinkage results when compared to other mattresses on the market, but not that surprising when you consider the bed’s super short profile. What this means is that while you’ll sink in a little bit through the evecomfort foam layer, there’s really nowhere else to go after that as you’re immediately interacting with the support springs. So if you need some deep contouring, you might want to consider another bed.
- Sleep Trial: 100 nights.
- Warranty: 10 years.
- Shipping: Free, arrives compressed in a box. I should note that this bed is currently only available to UK customers.
SIZE AND PRICING INFORMATION
If you’re convinced the Eve Hybrid is the right mattress for you, the size and pricing information for the mattress are below. Please note that these prices reflect standard pricing, but coupons are often available.
|UK Single||90 x 190 cm||£249|
|UK Double||135 x 190 cm||£399|
|UK King||150 x 200 cm||£499|
Now that we’ve taken a closer look at the Eve hybrid mattress, I want to highlight some of its biggest pros and cons:
- I’d say that this hybrid would be especially good for combo sleepers as its supportive bounce not only provides nice relief in multiple positions, but also makes it incredibly easy to change between these positions.
- That being said, if you’re looking for a buoyant structure with some fantastic lift, look no further than the Eve Hybrid!
- And finally, with a Double size running at £399, this mattress would also be a great value buy for those on a budget.
- If you’re in the market for some contouring pressure relief, this bed probably isn’t going to be an ideal match as the sinkage you experience from the foam top layer is quickly mitigated by the supportive springs.
- Also, because of its relatively thin profile, you’re not going to get a lot of sinkage from this bed, which could be a potential deal breaker depending on the feel you’re after.