Nolah Natural 11″ Mattress Review: Detailed Insider’s Report

My Nolah Natural Mattress review explains why this natural latex and pocket coil hybrid combination is pretty different than a lot of latex mattress options out there. If you’re shopping for a mattress online, you’re bombarded with dozens of options, especially when it comes to upgrading to a natural latex mattress option. We’ll rate it, score and test it, and explain why this 11″ tall $1329 (queen size) mattress fared so well even under the eye of a 25 year mattress veteran.

Many mattresses, including those with both coils and other foam layers, start to all look the same when you are shopping online. And, they are for the most part. For us mattress reviewers, the ability to find that lone wolf mattress is an art form.

Nolah Mattress is a company I’ve reviewed before. I was eager to get my hands on their all natural latex mattress to see how well it integrated with a coil system and if it really did improve upon latex mattresses that were already flooding the market.

The Nolah Natural Mattress might be an option for you if you are looking for a mattress that:

  • Is all natural, organic, clean mattress option
  • Rates high for pressure and pain relief
  • Is supportive but still inviting and yielding
  • Offers a medium to medium firm feel
  • Is designed for side and back sleepers
  • Has a pillow top built in

How Does The Nolah Natural 11″ Mattress Score When Tested And Reviewed By A 25 Year Veteran Mattress Designer?

Our Results: The Nolah Natural 11″ Mattress

I reviewed Nolah Natural 11″ Mattress in a simulated bedroom environment with the mattress placed on a solid deck surface of platform bed in queen size. All of the ratings were based on averages of several reviewers who participated, and data for reviews was also obtained by evaluating actual owner reviews found on different third party review web sites.

Overall Comfort– initial feel, level of immersion, initial body contact experience 9
Support– spine alignment, pain relief, pressure relief in 30 minutes or less 10
Solo Sleeper– overall impressions with comfort, ease of turning, back and side 9
Couple Experience- not much sink-but immersive, not tight 8
Edge Support– no sliding off, as experienced by 190 lb. test subject 9
Cooling Power: good cooling, better for colder or neutral sleepers, not hot sleepers 8
Sex– as reported by online reviews and voluntary reporting- classic latex rubber bounciness  10
Bounce, Motion Transfer, And Liveliness-fairly good motion transfer minimizing, lots of bounce 8
Cost Value– 1-10 rating 10 being best bang for your buck-10
Trial Period, Warranty, And General Customer Service Appeal 10
Shipping And Delivery Experience– ease of delivery, clean packaging, ship time, setup 10

Overall Rating Of The Nolah 11″ Natural Mattress9.2 Very Good+, bordering on excellent

I’ve reviewed a fair amount of natural latex mattresses but it’s hard to find a pocket coil hybrid combined with 3″ of pure Talalay latex, widely considered to be superior to either Dunlop latex or synthetic (SBR) latex.

So Nolah’s design for their Natural 11″ Latex Hybrid Mattress, uses two separate layers of Talalay latex, organic fabric and textiles, and a pocketed coil suspension system for underlying support.

I’m going to share with you the reasons I think the Nolah Natural 11″ Mattress has something different to offer, both comfort and support wise, and also price wise, too.

After receiving the sample in queen size, we removed the plastic encasement from the very sturdy shipping container, which was easy to handle and manage.

For The Price, It’s Hard To Beat On Performance- And Curb Appeal

Yeah, right. Don’t take my word for it though. We had The Nolah Company ship their Nolah Natural 11″ Hybrid Mattress to one of our real tough guys- somebody who loves to tear into our test mattresses and, well, usually find something not quite right…listen to what Justin Schneider, of New Orleans, had to say about his Nolah Natural 11″ Mattress experience…

“Finally, I’m getting restful sleep! I find that I have more energy during the days that I did sleeping on my previous mattress. The Nolah mattress is the perfect balance of soft and firm with just the right amount of give. It stays cool so I never feel overheated…there was no oder when I opened the mattress…I have experienced this with other mattresses I have owned- for days. This is the best mattress I’ve ever owned!”

For 25 years, I designed and manufactured my own natural latex mattresses- so when it came to reviewing online brands, I quickly narrowed the field to just a few options even worth considering. The Nolah Natural 11″ Mattress is just $1199 after $600 discount.

Why is natural latex a fantastic option? simply because it offers the best uplifting support and flexibility, is a botanically derived material that is hypoallergenic, doesn’t compress and pack down, and resists mold, mildew, and even dust mites.

Unlike petrochemical foam components like memory and gel foam, naturally derived latex does not pill, degrade, or crumble over time, either.

Designed to suspend and maintain your body in a “hover”, engineers at Nolah figured out how to distribute body weight over a surface sideways- to prevent pressure and promote deeper sleep

Natural latex is a renewable resource also, and when you pair it with just the right superstructure underneath, as in the Nolah Natural 11″ Mattress which uses individually pocketed coils placed beneath 3″ of purely natural latex, you get chemistry. The kind of chemistry I’m referring to is both relaxing and gently buoyant, sumptuous but not lumpy and crevasse like, nestled in but not wedged in.

My up close and personal review of The Nolah Natural 11″ Mattress includes compression testing and spring back evaluation. Note the organic cotton top and side pieces. For best breathability to help you sleep cool, an organic cotton outer covering is breathable and keeps your mattress fresh.

The Most Well Thought Out Mattress Architecture I’ve Seen In Any Hybrid

As a veteran mattress designer, I appreciate the careful thoughtfulness built into the Nolah Natural 11″ Mattress From the certified organic cotton cover that’s right up top, to the organic wool quilted into the topper (which is natural fire barrier material, circumventing Federal laws that otherwise often require the use of chemically treated fabrics.

Also, wool is a fantastic ventilating material, acting as an insulator and evaporator of moisture to keep you cool and dry in summer, and warm and snuggly during fall and winter.

③ Pressure-Relieving Talalay Latex Comfort Layer

A 2″ layer of natural Talalay latex ensures optimal comfort for pain points and joints, offering up to 33% better pressure relief than synthetic and Dunlop latex.

④ Deep and Supportive Talalay Latex Transition Layer

This 1″ layer of expertly engineered natural Talalay latex offers deep and restorative fully-body support. 

⑤ Patented HDMax™️ Tri-Zone™️ Support Coil System

A layer of Nolah’s patented 8″ HDMax™️ Tri-Zone™️ support coils gives the Nolah Natural structure and strength. With three targeted support zones and 25% more coils, it offers better support and comfort than most competing hybrid mattresses.

⑥ Organic Wool and Cotton Bottom Layer

The support coils rest on a cotton and organic wool foundation layer, increasing the overall stability and durability of the mattress.

⑦ Extra-Durable Organic Cotton Bottom Cover

To further lengthen the mattress’s lifespan, we chose the most durable GOTS-certified organic cotton fabric we could find for the cover. We also included handles on the side to make the mattress easier to carry and move.

The Perfect Mattress For Side Sleepers- Get Shoulder And Hip Pressure Relief Without Sinking Or Bottoming Out

If you are a side sleeper and have issues with shoulders or hips, you’ll get better pressure point relief than you would from conventional memory foam beds (and without the chemical smell), and you’ll be able to turn without waking up. For back sleepers, the organic cotton and wool top layer works synergistically with the natural latex to help fill in void areas like that pocket in your lumbar area, and between shoulder blades.

From the top down, The Nolah Natural 11″ Hybrid Mattress begins with textiles that provide subtle immersion. Hypoallergenic wool and organic cotton insulate and prevent heat buildup.

Two layers of botanically derived natural latex buoyantly lift your body- and there’s personality too, bouncy, without that dead memory foam feeling.

Underneath the natural latex section is a field of individually pocketed coils that provide a proven 33% better pressure relief than comparable innerspring beds.

When I tested my own Nolah Natural 11″ Hybrid– I gave it two hours, just to see if I would slowly bottom into it. It never happened. I attribute this to the coils having just the right amount of tension, to prevent collapse, but maintain lift- a kind of balancing act that’s hard to achieve.

The Nolah Natural 11″ Mattress was developed to fill a void in the mattress marketplace that didn’t have a model that offered natural components that were guaranteed to be free of chemicals, but still offered the benefit of underlying support and lift offered by a pocketed coil system. Using just the right degree of coil firmness, calibrated with just the right level of density and bounce factor with natural latex, takes a bit of alchemy from a mattress design team.

The Nolah Natural 11″ Mattress blends clean and sustainable ingredients like organic cotton, wool, and botanically derived latex, with the elevating lift of individually pocketed coils. This chemistry delivers levitating and pressure relieving comfort to almost any body type.

Order Your Nolah Natural 11″ Latex Hybrid Mattress Today- And Stop Waking Up Stiff

The reason why so many people recommend this mattress to friends and family is simple. The satisfaction of waking up rested and pain free is largely due to the fact that you’re not tossing and turning all night trying to find that sweet spot.

Maneuvering all night long saps you of deep REM sleep, and keeps you from allowing your body to restore and refresh. Give this mattress a try– it’s my favorite option not only in my hybrid coil/foam category, but all across the board as well. For overall rating, I’d give it a solid 4.9 out of 5 stars!