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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.
Let's look at the Eve Original Hybrid mattress layers in more detail.
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.
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.
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.
Support for back & front sleepers
The mattress has been designed to be comfortable and supportive no matter which sleeping position you prefer. 🥳
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.
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:
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!
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 Hybrid sizes
The Eve Hybrid mattress is available in all the standard UK mattress sizes. 🇬🇧
- 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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.