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Eve Original Hybrid

Eve Original Hybrid Mattress Review UK (2023)

Last updated: 31.10.2023 Reading time: 5 Min.

Should you get a spring mattress or a foam mattress?

It's a tough choice - but also the exact reason hybrid mattresses are so great!

The Eve Hybrid is the original hybrid mattress by Eve Sleep, a UK-based company. 🇬🇧

But how does this mattress measure up to the bestselling Eve Original?

And is it a good buy?

We'll tell you all in this Eve Hybrid mattress review. 👇


  • Incredibly well-priced mattress.

  • Suitable for a wide variety of sleepers - and even supportive enough for back and front sleepers.

  • Very breathable and temperature-neutral mattress.

  • Excellent motion isolation, making it a great choice for couples.

  • Free delivery & returns within mainland UK.

  • 1-year trial period.

  • 10-year guarantee.


  • May be too firm for lighter-weight side sleepers.

  • Quite a heavy mattress, which makes it difficult to handle.

  • Edge support is a little lacking.

Who is the Eve Hybrid mattress suitable for?

  • Back and front sleepers who need a firm mattress.
  • Average-weight or heavier-weight side sleepers.
  • People who feel a little warmer at night.
  • Couples or restless sleepers.
  • People with hygiene concerns.
  • Those looking for a good hybrid mattress at an affordable price.

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Eve Original Hybrid composition

The Eve Hybrid is a pocket sprung memory foam mattress that combines multiple layers of foam with full-sized pocket springs.


The five layers of the Eve Original Hybrid are:

  • Evecomfort layer
  • Memory foam layer
  • Support layer
  • Pocket springs in a foam casing
  • Base layer

The Eve Original Hybrid acts as the pocket sprung counterpart to the Eve Original, the best-selling memory foam mattress by Eve Sleep.

Eve original hybrid mattress layers

Let's look at the Eve Original Hybrid mattress layers in more detail.

Eve Sleep UK also has numerous other mattresses available, including the Lighter Hybrid mattress and the Eve Premium Hybrid mattress. We look at these other mattresses in the FAQ section of this article.

Eve Hybrid mattress layers

The Eve Hybrid has a total of five different mattress layers.


1. Top layer of Evecomfort foam

This trademarked springy foam helps keep your spine aligned and offers great breathability. 💨

2. Memory foam layer

The memory foam comfort layer provides softness and comfort.

It adapts perfectly to your body and helps relieve pressure points to give you good orthopaedic support. 🤗

3. Support layer

This foam layer acts as a transitional layer before you get to the pocket springs.

4. Pocket spring layer

This layer includes an average of 800 full-sized (12 cm / 4.7 inches) pocket springs that are individually wrapped in fabric pockets.

Eve hybrid mattress materials

The exact number of springs depends on the size of the mattress.

These springs respond optimally to your body’s movements and relieve pressure from your hips and shoulders.

5. Base layer

The 7-zoned base foam layer provides additional support.


The contour zones also allow for more sinkage in some areas and more support in others, enabling optimal spinal alignment in any sleeping position.

Eve Original Hybrid mattress firmness

The Eve Original Hybrid is classified as a mattress with a medium-firm feel, though from what we've experienced during our Eve Hybrid mattress review, we'd say it feels slightly firmer than you'd expect.


We've placed it at 7 out of 10 on our Sleep Hero firmness scale, where 1 is the softest and 10 is the firmest.

Eve hybrid mattress firmness

It's just a tad firmer than the Eve Original mattress and doesn't have that traditional spring bounce.

Good balance of comfort & support

But, the mattress is still very comfortable.

The cushioning top layers adapt to the contours of your body, creating that body-hugging support that feels soft and comfy.

But, underneath that, you'll feel the stability of the spring support system.

Softer edge support

There is no additional reinforcement around the edges, so this mattress does lack a little in edge support.

This isn't great if you like to sit on the sides of your mattress. 🤷

Eve original hybrid edge support
The Eve Original Hybrid has slightly softer edge support.

But, softer edge support is quite common with foam-based bed-in-a-box mattresses.


If you're looking for enhanced edge support, we'd recommend you read our Eve Premium Hybrid mattress review or Simba Hybrid review, both of which may be a more suitable fit.

How comfortable is the Eve Original Hybrid?

The Eve Original Hybrid is a very comfortable mattress that's been rated as one of the best mattresses on the market in the UK.

Eve Original Hybrid best buy mattress
The Eve Original Hybrid is rated as one of the best mattresses in the UK.

Support for back & front sleepers

The mattress has been designed to be comfortable and supportive no matter which sleeping position you prefer. 🥳


But, as a slightly firmer and more supportive model, we think it's best suited to back sleepers and front sleepers who benefit from a touch more support.

Eve Original Hybrid mattress
This Eve mattress is great for back and front sleepers.

Back and stomach sleepers need a little more lift in the pelvic area to prevent the hips from sinking into the mattress too much.

The Eve Original Hybrid provides this extra lift, ensuring that these sleepers stay in an optimally-aligned position and won't wake up with back pain.

Comfort for side sleepers

Side sleepers won't be uncomfortable either, though, as the cushioning in the hip and shoulder areas allows for more comfort and pressure relief.


Generally, side sleepers need to sink into the foams a little more deeply, especially in the hip and shoulder regions.

Optimal spinal alignment

This is necessary to allow for optimal spinal alignment and ensure you wake up tension-free. 🦴

The Eve Hybrid mattress gives good side support for most sleepers, though it may be a little too firm for very lightweight side sleepers.

​If this is you, you could always make use of a mattress topper for more comfort.

Mattress toppers are 4 - 10 cm thick pads of extra material that provide comfort and cushioning to a firmer mattress.

We recommend some of our favourites below. 👇

Mattress topper recommendations:

Temperature-neutral sleep

Memory foam generally retains more heat than other types of foam, making you easily feel too hot and clammy. 🥵

Temperature regulation scale

But the foams used in the Eve Original Hybrid are 30x more breathable than traditional memory foam, allowing for enhanced airflow and creating a cooler feel.

This Eve Sleep mattress also relies on its hybrid nature for enhanced breathability.

Springs are naturally more breathable, as the spaces between the springs create ventilation channels.


This allows air to flow more freely. 💨

air circulation in pocket sprung mattress
Mattresses with pocket springs allow for enhanced air circulation.

By combining foam with springs, the Eve Original Hybrid creates a balanced feel.

It's not too warm - but it's not the coolest mattress either. ❄️

If you're looking for a mattress that sleeps cool, we'd suggest turning to pocket sprung mattresses instead.

Great choice for couples

Memory foam isolates movements quite effectively, resulting in low motion transfer.


This means that you won't be able to feel your partner tossing and turning at night - resulting in a peaceful sleep for both!

Motion transfer
A mattress with good motion isolation will allow you to sleep peacefully.

Memory foam can sometimes be a bit more difficult to move on due to its characteristic memory imprint.

But the Eve Original Hybrid counteracts this quite effectively, and it's not at all too difficult to move around on the foams. 💃

This makes the Original Hybrid a great mattress for couples.

Eve Original Hybrid mattress cover

The white top cover of the mattress is made of moisture-wicking material (98% polyester and 2% elastane) that keeps you from becoming too clammy - even if you sweat.

Eve Original Hybrid mattress cover
The mattress cover is moisture-wicking.

The bottom cover of polyester fabric adds breathability and prevents general wear and tear.

Conveniently, the mattress cover can be removed and is machine-washable at 40℃.

This is great news for the hygiene-conscious folk and people prone to allergies. 🤧

Convenient side handles

The Eve Original Hybrid is a no-flip mattress, but you should rotate it regularly at 180° to get the most out of it.


To make this a little easier, Eve Sleep UK has placed grips on the lower side of the mattress. 👌

Moving the mattress may still be a little challenging as it is quite heavy (32.3 kg / 71 lbs for the standard double), but not impossible.

Mattress protectors help

Even though the mattress cover is removable and machine-washable, we'd still always recommend investing in a mattress protector.

Mattress protectors safeguard your mattress from dirt, spills, stains, and bacteria.

The below options are some of our favourites. 👇

Our favourite mattress protectors:

Eve Hybrid sizes

The Eve Hybrid mattress is available in all the standard UK mattress sizes. 🇬🇧

These include:

  • Eve Original Hybrid single mattresses: 90 x 190 cm (3’ x 6’3”)
  • Eve Original Hybrid double mattresses: 135 x 190 cm (4’6” x 6’3”)
  • Eve Original Hybrid king-size mattresses: 150 x 200 cm (5’ x 6’6”)
  • Eve Original Hybrid super-king-size mattresses: 180 x 200 cm (6’ x 6’6”)

We'd recommend couples choose a double mattress as the smallest possible size.

UK mattress sizes

This will ensure that both partners have a bit more room to move on.

How thick is the Eve Original Hybrid mattress?

All Eve Original Hybrid mattresses have a height of 25 cm (9.8 inches).


This is on par with most bed-in-a-box mattresses, meaning that the mattress should look good on most bed frames and you shouldn't have any trouble finding suitable bedding.

Check out some of our favourite bedding options below.

Our favourite bedding:

Eve Original Hybrid prices

The Eve Original Hybrid is an exceptionall well-priced mattress that comes in quite a bit cheaper than comparable mattresses like the Hypnia Hybrid, Nectar Hybrid, or the Otty Hybrid (if there are no promotions running).


It even compares favourably to other all-foam options like the Emma Original and Nectar memory foam mattress. 👌

This is great news, as hybrid mattresses are usually a tad more expensive than foam mattresses.

(Note: prices listed below are standard prices excluding any current coupons & discounts)

Single Mattress
£ 499
Double Mattress
£ 799
King Mattress
£ 899
Super King Mattress
Super King
£ 999

Eve Hybrid delivery conditions

Like all bed-in-a-box mattresses, the Eve Hybrid mattress is delivered vacuum-sealed in a compact box that’s small enough to fit through any narrow passageway. 📦

Delivery is free of charge within mainland UK.

You can expect delivery in under a week.

Two-man delivery service
Eve Sleep offers a two-man delivery service for heavier mattresses.

There are two ways Eve delivery operates:

  • If your mattress weighs 40 kg (88 lbs) or less, Eve will deliver to the entrance of your home or flat building.
  • If your mattress weighs over 40 kg (88 lbs), a 2-person delivery crew will carry the mattress to a room of your choice.

This ensures you won't be stranded with a heavy mattress and no way to carry it.


Eve Sleep used to offer a Deliver, Remove and Recycle service where they removed your old mattress when they delivered the new one, but this service is currently not available.

How do you unpack the Eve Hybrid mattress?

Unpacking the Eve Original Hybrid mattress couldn't be easier:

  • Slide it out of the box and place it on your bed base.
  • Cut open the plastic wrapping.
  • Unroll the mattress.
  • Wait for it to expand - this can take 30 minutes or up to 4 - 5 hours. ⏰

Your mattress is ready to be enjoyed as soon as it's expanded to its full size.

eve original hybrid mattress

Keep in mind that the mattress can be quite heavy, so you may need to ask a friend or family member to help you carry the box or unpack the mattress.


Eve Hybrid mattress risk-free trial period

All Eve Sleep UK mattresses come with a 1-year trial period.

This gives you the chance to try out the mattress in the comfort of your own home.

It can take a few weeks for the body to get used to a new mattress, so this trial period is great to help you decide if the mattress is right for you.

Trial period

And if it isn’t, you can simply return it and receive a full refund.


Should you buy the Eve Original Hybrid?

The Eve Original Hybrid is an excellent value-for-money choice.

We'd recommend the Eve Original Hybrid to:

  • People who prefer a mattress with firm support.
  • Back and stomach sleepers.
  • Couples or restless sleepers.
  • Those looking for a good hybrid mattress at an affordable price.

The mattress is also suitable for side sleepers, but we'd recommend you make use of the risk-free trial period to see if it's comfortable enough for you, especially if you're of a slight build.



  • Material

    High-quality materials.

  • Comfort

    Really comfortable but slightly on the firm side.

  • Off-gassing

    Off-gassing may occur.

  • Breathability

    Good breathability and temperature-neutral.

  • Motion transfer & support

    Excellent support and motion isolation.

  • Delivery & returns

    Hassle-free process.

  • Value for money

    Exceptional value for money.

Motion transfer & support
Delivery & returns
Value for money

Contact Eve Sleep UK

Customer service: To contact Eve Sleep directly for complaints, support, or queries, please visit their live online chat. If you've bought an Eve mattress on or before 17.10.2022 and have any queries, you can contact

Registered office: Eve Sleep, 29A Kentish Road, London, NW1 8NL

Frequently asked questions

  • Eve Original Hybrid mattress certifications

    Eve Sleep is an environmentally-conscious brand that pays attention to health & safety. 🐼

    • It complies with ISO 9001 quality manufacturing standards.
    • Raw materials are sourced from National Bed Federation members.
    • All foams are CFC- and PBDE-free.
    • Components comply with UK fire regulations.
    • Production plants are zero-waste.
    • Returned mattresses are donated to charities or recycled.

    In addition, all foams used in Eve mattresses are CertiPUR-certified.

    The washable top cover is also OEKO-TEX-certified.

    This certifies that these components do not contain any harmful chemicals or toxic substances. 🌱

  • Has the Eve Original Hybrid mattress won any awards?

    Eve Sleep is an award-winning mattress brand.

    It has even been rated the most awarded mattress-in-a-box brand by the Which? Consumer's Association.

    The Eve Original Hybrid mattress itself scored an astounding 81% in the Which? tests, ranking higher than the Eve Original, and receiving the "Marvellous Mattress" accolade. 

  • Does the Eve Original Hybrid come with a guarantee?

    The Eve Original Hybrid mattress comes with a 10-year guarantee.

    This 10-year warranty covers:

    • Any performance issues.
    • Problems with the materials.
    • Splits and cracks in the mattress.

    You have to have taken good care of your mattress in order to make use of the guarantee.

    The warranty will no longer be valid if you've placed your Eve mattress on an unsuitable bed frame or used it for any purpose other than intended.

  • Can you tell me more about Eve Sleep UK?

    Eve Sleep is a proudly British mattress brand. 🇬🇧

    They aim to use quality materials, rely on innovative designs, and offer comfort to all people.

    The brand's signature is a little touch of yellow, found on its logo and in the design of its mattresses.

    That said, some larger mattress sizes are now available in a different colour scheme for a more classic look.

  • What are the other Eve Sleep mattresses in the UK?

    Eve Sleep has a wide range of mattresses available, which can be a little confusing.

    But, there is an easy system as all mattresses are divided into the Lighter, Original, and Premium ranges as both foam-only and hybrid versions.

    Eve Lighter mattresses

    The "Lighter" mattresses are low-height mattresses available at more affordable prices.

    The range includes:

    Eve Original mattresses

    The "Original" mattresses are the brand's flagship products. 

     The range includes:

    Eve Premium mattresses

    The "Premium" mattresses are thicker, more luxurious versions at premium prices.

    The range includes:

    Eve cot mattress

    Eve also used to sell an excellent cot mattress, specifically designed for babies and children under the age of 6.

    This baby mattress is no longer available.

  • Can I buy Eve mattresses on Amazon?

    Some select Eve mattresses are currently available on Amazon in the UK.

  • What are the Eve Original Hybrid mattress reviews on TrustPilot like?

    Eve Hybrid mattress reviews aren't separated from general Eve Sleep reviews on TrustPilot, but the company has a 3.9 rating with over 13,000 reviews.

  • What are common Eve Hybrid mattress problems?

    Mattress problems usually occur when customers sleep on a mattress that isn't suitable for them.

    Some of the most common Eve mattress problems and complaints include:

    • Mattress sagging, especially after a longer period of time when used by people who require a firmer or more supportive mattress.
    • Heat retention, especially when used by very hot sleepers or heavy sweaters who'd be better off with a pure pocket sprung mattress.

    The company has also gone through numerous changes in the last year, first going into administration and then being bought up by Bensons for Beds.

    These changes have brought about some confusion in terms of deliveries and warranties. 

    If you've bought an Eve mattress before the change in ownership and have any queries, you can contact

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