Crave Mattress Review

Our review of the Crave mattress, a hybrid mattress that combines the support of an inner spring mattress with the comfort of memory foam and latex. The founders of Crave set out to create a luxury innerspring hybrid that appeals to sleepers wanting the best of both worlds.

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We tested both their 12″ Luxury Plush model as well as the 10″ Firm model. The company also offers memory foam and latex mattresses as well, but this review focuses on the hybrid coil models.

Crave Ultra Plush mattress

Crave Ultra Plush mattress, queen size

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Construction and Materials

The Crave hybrid mattress is a 12″ hybrid pocketed coil and foam mattress made up of 4 layers.

  • 1.5″ Comfort Layer – This layer is 1.5″ of convoluted egg crate latex foam designed to improve airflow and and comfort and cooling.
  • 1.5″ Transition Layer – This layer is 1.5 of memory foam designed to provide pressure relief and transitional support between the upper comfort layer and the coil support layer beneath.
  • 8″ Support Layer – This layer is 8″ of individually wrapped pocketed coils that provides the core support and pressure point relief for the mattress, with zoned comfort regions.
  • 1″ Foundation Layer – This layer is 1″ of poly foam that acts as the foundation for the mattress.
Crave mattress layers

Crave Luxury Plush layers

The 10″ Firm model shares the underlying support construction of the Luxury Plush but with less of the top comfort layers.

The cover of the Crave mattress is made up of a blend of poly and nylon. The cover has an attractive design that is vey soft and supple and which aids in airflow and cooling as well.

Crave cover

Crave cover

Firmness & Support

The Crave Hybrid mattress comes in 2 firmness options, the 12″ Luxury Plush model, which we rate it at a 5-6 out of 10 (10 being the firmest), and the Firm model, which we rate around a 7 out of 10 (10 being firmest).

The primary difference between the two models is the lack of additional comfort layers in the Firm model which thus relies on the underlying coil support layers to provide the firmness to the mattress.

The Crave Luxury Plush model mattress definitely feels a lot softer to me, as I am significantly heavier than Kaye, and I tend to press through the top comfort layers and feel more of the support layers in most mattresses.

This doesn’t happen with the nice 12″ thickness in the Crave Luxury Plush model, however, which provides the foam and latex comfort in the top layers while also helping support both my heavier 230lb weight and combined weight with Kaye.

Crave Queen size Luxury Plush

Crave Queen size Luxury Plush

In terms of support, both the Luxury Plush and Firm models of the Crave mattress do a really good job of providing excellent support in all sleeping positions.

As we are primarily side sleepers, we like mattresses that provide enough give in the top comfort layer to support our shoulders and hips, while also having the firmness if we switch to our stomach or back.

Both models of the Crave Hybrid mattress provide the support a heavier sleeper like myself needs from the pocketed coil foundation layer combined with the top comfort layers, with the difference being the top comfort layers as noted.

Comfort

The Crave Hybrid mattress is quite comfortable, with the foam and latex mattress top layers providing good body contour and hug with the expected bounce coming from the pocketed coil construction.

As noted with the difference between the two models, the Luxury Plush is definitely more comfortable due to the extra 2″ comfort layers, and provided a more comfortable sleep for us as side sleepers.

Crave close up corner view

Crave close up corner view

Firmness and comfort is a very subjective thing, of course, with some sleepers preferring a more firm sleep surface compared to others.

After sleeping on the Crave Hybrid for a while, we found that our bodies adapted to the mattress and molded to the memory foam without feeling stuck or trapped in the foam.

The coils helped provide the bounce needed to switch positions during the night and supported my heavy bodyweight with ease.

The Crave Hybrid mattress is also great for late night amorous couple’s activity as well, with the bed providing good push-back and bounce needed for sex 😉

Sleeping Hot

The Crave mattress does a good job of not sleeping hot due to the pocketed coil hybrid construction which by default sleeps much cooler than all foam or all latex mattresses. The convoluted foam layer on the Ultra Plush model helps keep it cool as well, given the additional foam construction.

We did not feel much heat retention with the mattress compared to all foam mattresses, which is a common complaint we have found in our experience.

Sinkage & Motion Transfer

The Crave Hybrid mattress does an good job with sinkage, especially compared to most mattresses we have reviewed. As we always preach, sinkage (and motion transfer) is largely weight dependent.

The fact that I weigh around 230lbs tends to have a rather large bearing on the degree of sinkage I experience when sitting and lying on a mattress. Kaye, who is half my weight, experiences much less sinkage than I do, but again this is to be expected due to her much lighter weight.

The Luxury Plush naturally had more sinkage due to the additional foam layers in its construction than the Firm, but this was what we also expected.

Crave mattress profile

Crave mattress profile

Motion transfer is more than most memory foam mattresses we have reviewed, as to be expected with a hybrid coil mattress which provides more bounce than a foam or latex mattress due to the innerspring coils in its construction, but not too excessive or bouncy.

Kaye felt a little disruption in our sleep by the shaking of the mattress when each other changed positions or got in or out of bed during the night but nothing too extreme like some competing beds.

Edge support was also good with the Crave mattresses. I slept near the edge at time to test this and did not experience any of the “rolling off” the edges or having them compressed under my weight which is a common complaint for us.

Smell / Off-Gassing

The Crave Hybrid mattressgets high marks in this category for not having a noticeable smell upon opening the box. The hybrid coil / foam construction minimized the degree of off-gassing that all foam mattresses usually have.

Customer Service

The company offers many of the same features as other online mattress retailers, such as:

Price

The Crave Hybrid mattress is reasonably priced, coming in at $1025 for a Queen Luxury Plush, and $950 for Firm, (less $50 using our discount code above) which is a good price given the quality materials and construction used in this mattress.

SizeLuxury PlushFirm 
Twin$600$550
Twin XL$650$600
Full$875$800
Queen$1025$950
King$1250$1150
Cal King$1250
$1150

Summary

The Crave Hybrid mattress is a great hybrid coil / foam mattress that provides the benefits of both innerspring mattresses and memory foam mattresses as well.

Both the Crave Luxury Plush and Firm models provide both comfort and good support for all sleeping styles, and provides a higher degree of bounce and responsiveness from the coil hybrid design. While this makes the mattress have a little more motion transfer, this is to be expected for these type of designs.

The option to have a firmer model provides a welcome choice in mattress selection, as opposed to the common “one size fits all” approach most online mattress companies offer.

The Crave sleeps cool due to the hybrid coil design and has great edge support as well, which all lend to it being a great mattress for couples as well as those that like the bounce of innerspring mattresses and the hug and contour of foam.

Both models of the Crave offer at a great price given the materials used in its construction. If you’re looking for the benefits of inner spring mattresses with the comfort of foam and latex, give Crave a try!

Crave

Crave
9.1

Construction / Materials

9.0 /10

Firmness & Support

9.1 /10

Comfort

9.3 /10

Sleeping Hot

9.2 /10

Sinkage & Motion Transfer

9.0 /10

Smell / Off-Gassing

9.4 /10

Customer Service

9.0 /10

Price

9.0 /10

Pros

  • Multiple firmness options
  • Great support
  • Comfortable
  • Sleeps cool

Cons

  • Some motion transfer

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