Zinus Gel Memory Foam King Hybrid Mattress

Last updated date: July 26, 2021

DWYM Score

8.7

Zinus Gel Memory Foam King Hybrid Mattress

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We looked at the top King Hybrid Mattresses and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best King Hybrid Mattress you should buy.

Update as October 22, 2021:
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Overall Take


In our analysis of 21 expert reviews, the Zinus Gel Memory Foam King Hybrid Mattress placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The soft memory foam and revolutionary iCoil pocket springs of our Gel Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress are just what you need to inspire restorative sleep. Equipped with all the bells and whistles you could want in a mattress, it begins with layers of top quality CertiPUR US certified comfort and gel-infused memory foams, which ensure that your body is not only perfectly contoured, but also perfectly cool throughout the night. Thermoregulating gel helps draw heat away from the body, keeping your temperature in the ideal zone for sound and peaceful sleep. And that’s not all. A base layer of supportive pocket innersprings ensures durability as well as motion isolation, meaning you remain undisturbed even if your partner or pets have more ‘active’ sleep habits. And for those that do like to move around at night, this mattress has you covered with its superior edge support, designed to make sitting on and staying in bed that much easier. We could go on and on about everything from its premium quilted cover with convenient handles to its included 10 year worry-free warranty, but instead, let’s just say that this one’s got everything you need to put your sleep woes to bed once and for all.

Expert Reviews

User Summarized Score

8.8
3,000 user reviews

What experts liked

Their most expensive version of this mattress (a 14 inch King) comes in at only $499. Great value for what you get. This mattress is also CertiPUR-US certified, just to give you that added peace of mind.
- Real Mattress Reviews

What experts didn't like

If you want to buy from an all-American brand then the Zinus won’t live up to your expectations.
- Real Mattress Reviews

An Overview On King Hybrid Mattresses

Since memory foam and innerspring coil mattresses both have their own benefits and drawbacks, deciding which type to buy can be difficult. Memory foam is typically made primarily of viscoelastic (slow-moving and pliable) polyurethane, allowing the material to contour to the shape of your body and provide support and pressure relief. Invented in Germany in the 1870s, the innerspring remains one of the most well-known types of mattresses on the market. Encased coils and springs make up the foundation of an innerspring, giving the mattress its signature bouncy qualities, while an upholstered top layer provides comfort.

Purchasing a hybrid — a combination of the two mattress types — can give you the best of both worlds and alleviate the drawbacks of both variations. For example, memory foam, which is designed to snuggle the shape of your body, can cause many users to overheat in bed. Adding an innerspring base to a memory foam mattress facilitates airflow to keep sleepers cool. Meanwhile, memory foam relieves pressure build-up in innerspring mattresses, which are prone to bottoming out after a few years of usage, causing the bed to be less supportive. Memory foam models also lack the bounce of innerspring mattresses, so purchasing a hybrid will also give you those springy benefits.

King hybrid mattresses are the size of typical king beds, 80 inches tall and 76 inches wide, and fit most king bed frames. Some products come with a foldable bed frame, while others offer box springs for purchase separately. They also vary in softness (plush to firm), thickness (8 to 14 inches) and multi-layered memory foam construction. There are also hypoallergenic iterations that are resistant to mold, mildew and dust mites and perks available like cooling gel- or aloe vera-infused foam.

The King Hybrid Mattress Buying Guide

  • Many hybrid king mattresses arrive at your home vacuumed sealed in a compact box. Before unpacking your mattresses, take the box to the room you plan to use it in to avoid having to move it around. Once you remove the plastic covering, the mattress will expand slowly and may take up to 48 hours to reach its full-size shape.
  • Don’t put linens on your hybrid mattress before it has expanded to its full-size shape after unpacking.
  • Hybrid king mattresses can weigh up to 180 pounds so plan accordingly when it comes to moving the product.
  • If you tend to get warm when you sleep, consider purchasing a hybrid king mattress with cooling foam technology.
  • To clean your mattress, use a handheld vacuum or a larger vacuum with a brush handle to remove the debris from the top. Then, gently clean any stains with a mixture of one part gentle laundry detergent and two parts warm water; do not soak the mattress. Let it dry completely before putting your sheets back on.