Eve Original Hybrid

Eve Original Hybrid Mattress Review UK (2022)

Written by Nicky

Last updated: 31.07.2022

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 the British Eve Sleep. 🇬🇧

How does this mattress measure up to the bestselling Eve Original?

And is it a good buy option?

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


  • 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.


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

  • Edge support is a little lacking.

What makes the Eve Original Hybrid special?

  • Rated as an award-winning Which? "Marvellous Mattress".

  • Firm support & stability that's perfect for front and back sleepers.

  • Very competitively priced.

Eve Original Hybrid composition

The Eve Hybrid is a pocket sprung memory foam mattress that combines multiple layers of foam with an average of 800 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


Eve original hybrid mattress layers

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

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 more detail in the FAQ section of this article.

Eve Hybrid 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

This comfort layer of memory foam provides softness and comfort.

It adapts perfectly to your body and helps relieve pressure points. 🤗

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 12 cm (4.7 inches) full-sized pocket springs that are individually wrapped in fabric pockets.

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

These springs respond perfectly 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 hybrid mattress materials

Eve Original Hybrid mattress firmness

The Eve Original Hybrid is classified as a medium-firm mattress, though 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.

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

Eve hybrid mattress firmness

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. ☹️

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

Only really premium mattresses like the Simba Hybrid Pro or Eve Premium Hybrid offer enhanced edge support by featuring additional foam reinforcements along the sides of the mattress.

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

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.

The pocket springs relieve pressure well and adapt optimally to your body.

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.

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.


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

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.

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

Optimal spinal alignment

Mattress toppers for more comfort

The Eve Original Hybrid does generally offer enough sinkage - though it may be a little too firm for very light-weight side sleepers.

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

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

We're obsessed with the Panda memory foam topper, but the Simba topper is also a great option. 👇

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. 💨

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 & 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 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 two of our favourites. 👇

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: 120 x 190 cm (4' 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”)

UK mattress sizes

How thick is the Eve Original Hybrid mattress?

All Eve Original Hybrid mattresses have a height of 25 cm (10 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.

Conveniently, Eve Sleep UK also sells a great selection of bedding.

You can view some of it below.

Try Eve bedding:

Eve Original Hybrid prices

The Eve Original Hybrid is a competitively priced mattress.

Pricing is on par with other hybrid mattresses like the Simba Hybrid and the Otty Hybrid.

It even compares favourably to other all-foam mattresses like the Emma Original and Nectar.

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)

£ 462
£ 699
£ 819
Super King
£ 918

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, but Eve Sleep also offers nominated day and next-day delivery services at an additional cost. 🚛


Not sure what to do with your old mattress?

If you’re replacing an old mattress, you can simply choose the Deliver, Remove and Recycle service at checkout (at an additional cost).

Eve will then deliver your new mattress with a 2-man courier to the room of your choice - and pick up your old mattress in the process.

Old mattresses are recycled. ♻️

Terms and conditions do apply here, especially if you live in a block of flats, so be sure to double-check the Eve Delivery Page for details.

Two-man delivery service
Eve Sleep offers a two-man delivery service at an additional cost

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.

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 original hybrid 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.

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

Trial period

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 firmer mattress.
  • Back and stomach sleepers.
  • Couples.
  • Restless sleepers.

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.


Contact Eve Sleep

Customer service: To contact Eve Sleep directly for complaints, support, or queries, please e-mail them at hello@evesleep.co.uk or call them on 0208 036 5535. Phone operating hours are Monday to Thursday from 10 am till 3 pm. Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holidays.

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 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-depth 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 has an excellent cot mattress, specifically designed for babies and children under the age of 6.

  • Can I buy Eve mattresses on Amazon?

    Eve mattresses are currently not available on Amazon in the UK.


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