Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid Mattress Review
How would you like to sleep on a hybrid mattress completely void of memory foam? If that sounds interesting, Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid mattress has got you covered. Since we also found that idea interesting, we’ve got our hands on it, we’ve tested it, and now, we’re bringing you this review.
Who is Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid mattress for?
Being made from two layers of synthetic fibres and a sole layer of full-sized pocket springs, this Studio Eco mattress is quite firm. We could easily say that this one is an orthopaedic mattress, considering how firm and supportive it is.
On that note, Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid mattress could just be a perfect match for anyone with a bad back or posture or for those who prefer to spend their nights on their stomachs.
This model is one of the best hybrid mattresses UK market has to offer and it would be shame not to mention it and devote it a separate review. Especially as it offers everything you need for a comfortable sleep – not to mention its eco-friendly structure!
What do we use this product for?
The lack of memory foam in this one shouldn’t alarm you. Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid mattress is still a sleeping surface you can sleep on every night for a number of years. It is both durable and supportive enough so that we can count on it to help us get through tonight for many years to come.
Additionally, the absence of memory foam also makes this one quite cool and pleasant to sleep on. So, if you’re one of the people that sleep toasty – Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid might just be for you. The mattress is great at:
- Providing enough support
- Being comfortable & cozy
- Easy maintenance.
Features you should know about Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid mattress
To better understand how Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid is called a hybrid, we first have to take a look at its defining features and characteristics. Though not entirely a memory foam mattress, it comes with some of the main properties of rolled mattresses, made of memory foam.
Eco-comfort fibres, made through plastic recycling
The main feature of Silentnight’s Eco series is eco-friendliness, hence the name. All of the products in the Eco line-up are eco-friendly and recyclable to a certain extent, but more importantly, they’re partially made from eco-friendly fibres that were derived and manufactured through recycled plastic.
Most of the time, we can find these fibres in the cover of a mattress, but when it comes to Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid, we have a few comfort layers aside from a recyclable cover.
Chemically-free and foam-free
As you know, memory foam can be harmful if not properly sourced, made or treated. Because of it, most manufacturers send their mattresses to get third-party tested and certified to prove that they’re free of potentially hazardous and harmful chemicals.
In the case of Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid, there is no foam that we have to worry about. However, there is a lot of recycled plastic. But, there’s nothing to worry about. Every Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid mattress has been tested and proven to be free of any potentially toxic or harmful chemicals so that you can safely enjoy sleeping on it every night.
1000 full-sized pocketed springs / Mirapocket system
The main base of Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid is a pocket spring system. This hybrid is supported with 1000 full-sized, individually nested pocket springs that do more than a good job of properly supporting us during the night.
Silentnight’s Mirapocket pocket spring support system is one of the best ones on the UK market in this price range. The springs are 18 cm tall, they’re springy, durable and supportive, and considering they can all move individually – they do more than a good job of isolating motion. The mattress will deliver individually tailored support thanks to this Mirapocket system.
Moisture & air regulation with 3D breathable fabric
In a place where you would commonly find memory foam, or perhaps even wool, this hybrid eco mattress brings you two eco layers made from 3D breathable fabric made from recycled plastic bottles.
These two layers are here to keep things comfortable and wick away the excess moisture, and help with air circulation and temperature regulation. While we’re a bit on the fence when it comes to the “comfort” layer, we must admit that the insulating pad does a pretty great job of keeping things cool and dry all through the night. Therefore, you can expect nothing but a peaceful night’s sleep.
Another thing that is made from recycled fabric is the cover of the mattress. Instead of using cotton or polyester, Silentnight has once again turned to their trusted, eco-sourced fibres to manufacture a mattress cover.
And, once again, the mattress cover we’re getting is non-removable. That means you will probably need to get a mattress protector since you won’t be machine-washing this one. Even if you don’t eat or drink in bed, you could still stain the mattress over time in various other ways.
As we’ve mentioned earlier, the Mirapocket pocket springs are 18 cm high, which is pretty tall even for a full-sized pocket spring. This has both advantages and disadvantages to it, but more on that later.
The rest of the mattress is only 6 cm deep and is comprised of a cover, insulating pad and a soft “eco” comfort layer.
This makes Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid 24 cm deep, which is what many would consider ideal. It’s perfect if you plan on using fitted sheets; it’s perfectly tall to be placed on most bed frames and is neither too thick nor thin, so you won’t have problems getting out of the bed if you have problematic knees or are a senior citizen.
60-nights trial period
One area in which Silentnight seems to lack behind the competition is their trial period.
As you probably know, every Silentnight mattress gets a 60-night trial period. Now, we won’t lie to you and say that two months isn’t enough to see whether the mattress is fitting or not, but when you have direct competitors offering 100 and 200-night trials, you just can’t help but feel like you’re missing out.
Furthermore, this trial period is not a cash-back guarantee. If you happen not to enjoy the product, you can exchange it for a different one, but you can’t get your money back. Once again, not as good of a deal compared to the rest of the competition.
Finally, Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid comes with a 5-year warranty, and once again, we have to say – not a good deal. You can find mattresses in this price range with a 10-year or even a lifetime warranty, which pretty much dwarfs the 5-year guaranty you get with this one.
On the bright side of things, the warranty covers all the important things, and the mattress does seem durable enough to outlast the warranty, so you probably (and hopefully) won’t ever have to use it.
Still, it would’ve been nice if we could get longer coverage.
Review of Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid mattress
Finally, it’s time for the review of Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid.
As we’ve already mentioned, this is not your regular hybrid. Instead of memory foam, this one is made from pocket springs and two layers of eco and sustainable fibres made from recycled plastic bottles. As such, this mattress is quite firm, durable and breathable. The eco-fibres don’t retain heat or moisture, so you can expect to sleep cool and achieve comfortable night’s sleep during the hottest summer nights.
Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid is a firm, single sided mattress, with not a lot of give, despite being supported with 180 mm tall full-sized pocket springs. It doesn’t contour around your body’s curves like other hybrids would, primarily because it doesn’t have any foam in it. As such, Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid is not particularly comfortable for side sleepers. On the other hand, back and stomach sleepers will get a good night’s sleep out of this one nine times out of ten.
The mattress is very supportive, even if you’re a bit on the heavier side. It won’t sink under pressure, and if you prefer the “lying on top of the mattress” feeling – this one might just be perfect for you.
Where the support gives out, however, is near the edges. It is pretty much impossible to sit or sleep on and near the edge of this one. Edge support is a common problem of pocket spring-based mattresses, and this one is no exception.
Another problem that you might face with this one is the lack of pressure relief around the core areas. While the mattress is not uncomfortable, per se, the lack of contouring and pressure relief might bother some people.
- Type: Hybrid
- Firmness: 7.5/10
- Mattress depth: 24 cm
- Size: Single, Double, King.
- Very supportive
- Cool and breathable
- Eco friendly mattress
- Subpar edge-support
- Subpar pressure relief
- Not suitable for side sleepers.
What we like about Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid mattress
- A non-orthopaedic mattress with orthopaedic-like features like excellent support
- Lack of memory foam makes this one cool and breathable
- The superior spinal alignment
- Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid seems to be quite durable.
What we didn’t like about Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid mattress
- Complete lack of support around the edges of the mattress.
- Lack of pressure relief compared to other hybrids
- The majority of side sleepers will find this one too firm.
What makes this product better than some other similar ones?
Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid’s most outstanding features must be its supportiveness (excluding the edges). This mattress can easily withstand even some heavy sleepers and offer them a good night of sleep – even if they like to sleep on their stomach.
How did we test the product?
As you know, writing an objective review based on subjective feelings is not an easy thing to do. That is why we try our hardest to stay as objective as possible, especially when it comes to mattresses.
In order for us to deliver you with an objective review, we first need to get our hands on the product. As always, we’ve ordered Silentnight Studio Eco mattress online. Since we’re based in the UK, we’ve got free delivery and a pretty fast one, as well. So, we were pretty much ready to begin our tests within a few days.
The first thing we did was we each spent ten nights sleeping on this mattress. During that period, we’ve tested it on both solid and slatted bases, as well as in warm and chilly rooms. We’ve slept in all sleeping positions, both solo and in pairs, and all of that has allowed us to come up with an objective, in-depth review from several different perspectives.
Finally, we also had to make sure that the product we have is durable, so we’ve done our trusted roller test to simulate long-term use, and we’re pleased to say that Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid held its own against our heavy roller.
As you can see, the testing process is quite straightforward, but it isn’t simple. There’s a lot that goes into a review like this, but we’re more than happy to do it for you.
FAQs about your Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid mattress
Finally, let’s wrap things up by answering some FAQs.
Not quite. More often than not, side sleepers will find the Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid too firm and possibly uncomfortable.
No. You can’t remove or machine-wash the Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid’s cover.
You can either vacuum the mattress or gently wipe it with a damp cloth in case you spill something.
Yes. Silentnight Studio Eco Hybrid is a firm mattress, so it can be used as a post-op recovery mattress.