Nest Bedding Quail Mattress Review

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Nest Bedding Quail Mattress Review

✔️Last updated: February 2023

✔️ Customer Rating: 4.8/5
✔️ Mattress Advisor Score: 8.8/10
✔️ Type: Foam
✔️ Firmness: Medium or Luxury Firm
✔️ Free Shipping & Returns
✔️ 365-Night Sleep Trial
✔️ Lifetime Warranty

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Our takeaway: The Nest Bedding Quail mattress (formerly known as Love & Sleep) is an all-foam mattress with a medium option and firm option. Its lower price point and lifetime warranty make it a great value for memory foam shoppers. It supports any sleeping position and provides excellent motion isolation for those with sleeping partners.

Who Is the Quail Mattress Best for?

The Quail mattress is best for: The Quail mattress may not be best for:
  • Couples
  • All sleeping positions
  • Budget-conscious shoppers
  • Those who want to choose from multiple firmness levels
  • Eco-friendly shoppers
  • Those who prefer an extra firm or extra plush feel
  • Hot sleepers
  • Those with heavier body types

Quail Mattress Review Highlights

Nest Bedding is a factory direct mattress company that has been producing eco-friendly mattresses and sleep products since 2011. We’ve had the chance to review almost all of the adult Nest mattresses and are excited to share our experience with the Quail mattress

Keep reading for our pros and cons list, construction break down, performance scores, and sleeper recommendations.

What makes it unique:

  • Thermic Phase Change Cooling Fabric: The Quail mattress cover has phase change materials (PSM) woven into the fabric. PSMs absorb excess heat and release it when the mattress temperature gets too cool.
  • Energex Foam: The Quail’s top layer is Nest Bedding’s Energex hybrid foam, which has the bouncy feel and responsiveness of a latex or innerspring mattress. 
  • Lifetime Warranty: Your Quail mattress will be repaired or replaced if it develops covered defects for the entire time that you own the mattress!
  • Eco-Friendly: The Quail mattress is made in the USA with foams that are GreenGuard Gold certified, CertiPUR-US certified, and exclude chemical fire retardants.
  • Affordable: The Quail is the most affordable Nest Bedding memory foam mattress.

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Video Review

Take a look at our Quail video review below!

Note: Since the publication of this video, we have updated Nest Bedding’s social mission score from 3 to 5. This increase results in an increase of their overall score to an 8.8.

Unique Test Scores

We brought the Quail mattress into our lab and tested it across 14 performance categories. Our total score is a weighted average of all the categories, including functionality, performance, and the social responsibility of the mattress company.

Mattress Advisor Test Score (Out of 10)
Shipping 10
Trial Period 9
Return Policy 10
Warranty 10
Set-Up 9.5
Motion Transfer 8.4
Edge Support 8.1
Pressure Relief 9
Spine Alignment 8
Responsiveness 8.75
Cooling 7.5
Durability 8.5
Customer Service 9
Social Impact 5
⭐Total Score for the Nest Bedding Quail Mattress: 8.8/10⭐

High Points and Low Points

✅ Pros

  • Setup: Our Quail mattress took under 90 seconds to go from being compressed in a delivery box to fully inflated on a bed frame.
  • Edge Support: You’ll be well supported on the entire surface of the Quail mattress, including the edges.
  • Responsiveness: Our testers said the Quail mattress responded to their movements very quickly. 
  • Pressure Relief: The Quail mattress evenly distributes body weight so that your shoulders and hips don’t carry extra pressure.
  • Motion Transfer: The Quail minimizes movement from sleeping partners.

❌ Cons

  • Cooling: Even with a cooling cover and breathable construction, the Quail earned only average marks for cooling.
  • Care: The mattress cover is not removable, so spills or stains are spot clean only. 

Motion Transfer

To gauge motion transfer, we ask one tester to lie on the mattress blindfolded while the other tester moves around. Our testers noted that they could feel their partner moving around, so they gave the Quail mattress a 7.75/10 for the first motion transfer test. 

For our second test, we placed a tall-stem glass of red wine on one end of the mattress and asked a tester to roll around on the other. The wine glass barely moved, so we gave it a 9/10 for the second test. Overall, the Quail mattress earned a combined score of 8.4/10 for motion transfer.

Pressure Relief

We assess pressure relief by asking our testers to lie down on a heat mapping film on the mattress surface. Blue on the map means that the tester’s body weight is evenly distributed, while red indicates a high pressure zone. The heat map for our first tester was great, and the second tester had only a tiny bit of red, so we gave the Quail an excellent pressure relief score of 9/10. 


In order to determine how cool a mattress sleeps, we look at breathability, heat retention, and cooling features. The Quail mattress has a breathable construction that includes a convoluted (i.e. wavy) foam layer that creates lots of channels for airflow. Additionally, the mattress cover is temperature regulating. 

We found that the Quail has a temperature-neutral feel. In other words, it doesn’t provide substantive cooling if you’re a hot sleeper, but it does prevent excessive heat retention.

What Are the Firmness Options?

Nest Bedding’s Quail mattress comes in two firmness levels: medium and firm. The medium version is about a 4.5/10 on the firmness scale and is better for side sleepers, and the firm version is 7/10 and is better for stomach and back sleepers.

What Sleeping Position Does It Best Support?

The soft foam feel of the medium Quail mattress works best for side sleepers, since they need extra cushion around pressure points. The firm mattress is better suited for back sleepers and stomach sleepers because it provides better alignment.

Combination sleepers will also do well thanks to the surprising responsiveness offered by this foam mattress.

Temperature Regulation

We found the Quail mattress to be more temperature-neutral than cooling. Still, it does a slightly better job at preventing heat retention than other value memory foam mattresses

If you sleep extra hot, the Brooklyn Bowery Hybrid mattress sleeps cool and is relatively budget-conscious.

Body Type Support

Generally, memory foam mattresses are a better fit for sleepers with average body types. Foam and coil hybrid mattresses are better for those with plus-sized or heavier body types, since they provide extra support. 

Nest Bedding says that their Quail mattress can support up to 900lbs. With that said, we think it will provide the best combo of comfort and support for petite or average-sized sleepers. 

What Foundations Can be Used with the Mattress?

Nest Bedding mattresses are designed to be supported by a solid foundation or adjustable base. Slatted beds should have no more than four inches between slats. Traditional box springs have too much flex and will change the feel of the mattress.

Mattress Layers

Here’s what we found when we got up close and personal with the Quail mattress.

quail medium expanded layers
  1. THERMIC Phase Change Cooling Cover: This cool-to-the-touch cover includes a non-chemical hydrated Silica fire barrier.
  2. Energex Cooling Comfort Layer: Three inches thick on the medium option and two inches thick on the firm option, the comfort layer is infused with minerals and materials that draw heat away from your body.
  3. SmartFlow Air Flow Layer: A breathable transition layer that is only present in the medium option.
  4. Support Base Layer: High-density support foam that is five inches thick in the medium version and eight inches thick in the firm version. It includes edge support base foam, which reduces sagging near the edges of the bed.

Read More: Best Memory Foam Mattresses

Quail Mattress Sizes, Dimensions, and Pricing

Size Dimensions Weight Price*
Twin 38” X 75” X 10” 43lbs $649
Twin XL 38” X 80” X 10” 45lbs $699
Full 54” X 75” X 10” 57lbs $849
Queen 60” X 80” X 10” 70lbs $999
King 76” X 80” X 10” 86lbs $1,199
Cal King 72” X 84” X 10” 86lbs $1,199

*Prices do not reflect exclusive offers or discounts. Click below to see the best price for the Quail mattress.

How We Set up the Quail Mattress

Our Quail mattress arrived compressed and rolled in a box. It took us less than 90 seconds to set it up, but a queen is 70lbs, so you may need help from a friend. The mattress inflated instantly, and we didn’t notice any off-gassing. Plus, the mattress has four handles to make lifting and adjusting easier.

Nest Bedding Buying Guide

Here’s all you need to know when purchasing a Quail mattress.

Policy Details
Delivery Free bed-in-a-box delivery
Trial Period 365 nights
Warranty Lifetime for original purchaser
Return Policy Free returns/exchanges during trial period
Financing Yes, through Affirm

Is Shipping Free?

Nest customers get free shipping within the continental United States (extra shipping costs apply for orders in Alaska and Hawaii). Your mattress will be delivered in four to eight business days, and you’ll get a tracking number once your order has shipped. 

You can get a quote for white glove delivery through Nest’s operations team at 888-992-2001. Old mattress removal is offered for $100.

When Does the Sleep Trial Start?

The Nest Bedding mattress sleep trial period is 365 nights and begins on your date of delivery. This is much longer than the standard trial period for a mattress company. Nest asks that you sleep on your new mattress for at least 30 nights before making a decision, so your body has enough time to adjust to a new sleeping surface.

What Is the Warranty?

The Quail mattress is covered by a lifetime warranty when purchased directly from Nest Bedding or an authorized retailer. You’ll receive mattress repairs or a replacement mattress if your original develops covered defects. Email or contact your Nest showroom to make a claim.

Nest also offers a Lifetime Comfort Guarantee that enables past customers to buy one additional mattress for a 30% discount as long as you haven’t exchanged or returned your original mattress.

Nest’s Customer Service

Our experience with the Nest Bedding customer service team was positive. We spoke with a friendly, professional rep over Facebook Messenger, but you can also reach their customer service team by emailing or calling 888-992-2001 seven days a week between 8PM–6PM PST. 

Can I Get a Refund with a Return?

During the 365-night trial period, you can receive a 100% refund when you return your mattress after 30 days. You can also request one Comfort Exchange per customer, per year. You can exchange the whole mattress or just one comfort layer. First, buy your new mattress or comfort layer, and then initiate a return of the original.

Is the Quail Mattress for You?

The Quail mattress is ideal if you’re looking for a well-performing memory foam mattress at an affordable price. Side sleepers should stick with the medium version, and back and stomach sleepers should go with the firm. 

If you overheat at night, you’ll be more comfortable on a mattress like the Leesa (memory foam mattress) or GhostBed (latex mattress).

Compare Quail

The Quail is generally more affordable than other factory direct memory foam mattresses on the market. 

  • The Tuft & Needle mattress is lower cost but not as pressure relieving. 
  • The original Leesa mattress is more cooling and responsive but also not as pressure relieving and more expensive. 
  • Casper provides better edge support and responsiveness, but it’s not as motion isolating, and it’s more expensive. 

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Quail Mattress FAQs


Where can I try a Nest Bedding mattress in person?


Nest Bedding has storefronts in California, New York, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, and Washington state. Check out their website for the location closest to you.


How do I know if my current bed frame is supportive enough?


Nest Bedding recommends using your mattress on the floor for five to seven nights. If doing so changes the feel of your mattress, you need to invest in a more supportive foundation.


Do I need to sign for my mattress delivery?


Nope. Nest Bedding uses FedEx and UPS and doesn’t require a signature for your package to be delivered.

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