Top Features of the Silk & Snow Hybrid in Canada
This review focuses on the S&S Hybrid Mattress available in Canada. Our research team feels the best features are:
- Local materials, including 100% Canadian steel coils
- Superior support & motion transfer from pocketed spring coils
- CertiPUR-US® certified foams for environment & health
A Hybrid Mattress in a Box
A hybrid mattress combines more than one style of mattress. Silk & Snow combines both memory foam and pocketed coils in its Canadian hybrid mattress.
For many people, the hybrid type is the best of both worlds. It can provide the comfort of an all-foam mattress and the support of a traditional innerspring model.
The S&S Hybrid also is a mattress in a box. As its name suggests, the mattress ships to you in a box, much like any other item ordered online. The manufacturer compresses it to fit within the box for delivery.
The mattress in a box is a popular choice for its convenience and affordability. Often, it is less expensive than a similar mattress that you would find in a physical store because the company has fewer overhead costs. Plus, the mattress arrives at your home via regular shipping, which saves the company money, and they pass these savings onto consumers.
There is also no sales commission as you buy online directly from the manufacturer. Lastly, the mattress conveniently arrives at your doorstep. Simply take the box to the bedroom, remove the mattress, and roll it out to regain its original shape within a short time.
Silk & Snow Hybrid Mattress Review: Six-Layer Construction
The mattress is 12 inches high and has six layers. Understanding the S&S Hybrid Mattress construction can help you gain insights into whether it is the right choice for you.
The cover is made of a combination of polyester and spandex. This cover is antimicrobial, which inhibits the growth of bacteria.
The second layer features premium quilted foam for a cooler sleep surface, as well as a plush feel. Below is a 2-inch layer of highly dense memory foam designed for terrific pressure relief.
Next is the zoned lumbar support layer. As its name suggests, this layer supports the lower back to help remove pressure on it to alleviate pain.
Beneath that layer is the pocket coil base, composed of as many as 1200 pocketed spring coils. The number of coils in the mattress varies by size (Queen is 1,000 coils, for example).
The coils are double-tempered for extra durability. They provide support and reduce motion transfer, which we will discuss more later in the review.
The final layer of the Silk & Snow Hybrid Mattress supports the layers above it. It has an extra firm perimeter to prevent rounding at the sides when sitting on the edge of the mattress.
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Pros and Any Drawbacks of the Silk & Snow Hybrid Mattress
There are many great qualities about the Canadian version of the S&S Hybrid, and a few minor limitations. Getting a clear picture of the main features is helpful for deciding if this mattress suits your sleep needs.
Great Edge Support
Multiple web reviewers point out that this hybrid mattress has firm edge support. That is good news for anyone who dislikes rolling edges on their mattress.
If you want to put on or take off your slippers or socks by sitting on the edge of the bed, great edge support is something to look for in a mattress. Often couples like it too because firm edges give them a larger sleep surface.
Excellent Motion Isolation
If your partner tends to toss and turn at night, a mattress with low motion transfer is usually a good choice. That is because this feature can prevent you from waking up on your side of the bed.
The S&S Hybrid Mattress is an example as it absorbs motion, so you won’t feel it on your side, even if they change positions throughout the night. Having superior motion isolation makes this Canadian mattress a terrific choice for many couples.
A big reason for its great motion isolation is the pocketed coils, which can be up to 1200 in number (King size). The coils in the layer independently react to motion so that you can sleep through the night even with a restless partner in the same bed.
Plus, the coils help give the mattress a bit of bounce. That makes it easier to change positions with your partner and can make moving around while being intimate easier.
The cover is antibacterial, which means it prevents the accumulation of most bacteria and germs. That is great for those who want a healthier sleep surface.
However, the cover does not unzip from the rest of the mattress. Thus, you must spot clean it rather than putting it into the washing machine if there is a stain or spill. With that said, we like the luxurious feel of the quilted foam cover.
The S&S Hybrid has zoned support. The unique layer provides a firmer feeling beneath the hips and is softer underneath the shoulders and legs.
This special support layer helps to maintain proper spinal alignment. It supports the body in ways that are conducive to many sleep positions and body types.
Unfortunately, if you are looking for a super soft mattress, the S&S Hybrid is probably not for you. The feel you like in a mattress comes down to personal preference.
Locally Sourced Materials
We like that the Silk & Snow Hybrid Mattress is made in Canada for Canadians. While there is also a US version, this model is specifically for Canada, and that makes it special.
It also features materials sourced locally. The foams are all produced by a Canadian manufacturer, and the fabrics are too. As for the steel coils, they are made of 100 percent Canadian steel and forged in small batches by Toronto-based coil manufacturers.
For anyone who wants to support local, the S&S Hybrid is one to consider seriously. You can also feel good that it is sustainably made with CertiPUR-US® certified foams.
All foams in the Silk & Snow Hybrid Mattress in Canada are CertiPUR-US® Certified. Thus, they meet rigorous standards for content, durability, and emissions. That is great news for anyone wanting to make an eco-friendlier buying decision, and those with certain health concerns.
As this foam is low in VOCs (volatile organic compounds), the mattress has minimal off-gassing, as per many web reviewers. Still, you may notice a faint odour after unboxing and unrolling the mattress in a box. This faint smell typically dissipates within a short time. Rolling out the mattress in a well-ventilated bedroom can help reduce the discomfort for those with smell sensitivities.
Our research team agrees that the S&S Hybrid is affordable, especially for a luxury mattress containing high-density foams, lumbar support, and more. As it is a mattress in a box offered by the manufacturer, there is no middleman or sales commission, which helps keep the price low.
There are sales online from time to time too, which further reduces the price. A financing plan is also available for those who want to go this route rather than making one total payment upfront.
A 1-inch layer of cooling gel foam helps to keep sleepers cool. If you regularly wake up sweating in the middle of the night, this feature a useful. Staying cool can help you sleep through to morning, rather than overheating and waking up in the middle of a REM cycle.
Plus, a 2-inch layer of gel memory foam in the Canadian-made mattress provides airflow through the mattress. That material can prevent sleeping hot. The same layer also provides great pressure point relief for some people.
Silk & Snow Hybrid Mattress: Sleep Trial, Shipping, and Warranty
Learning about mattress policies gives you insights into what to expect from the product.
Silk & Snow provides free shipping of the Hybrid Mattress to all provinces. In Canadian territories, there is a small shipping fee.
The mattress ships directly to your home in a box. Then, simply take the box to the bedroom of choice and unbox it, then unroll it to decompress over a short span of time.
A 100-night sleep trial comes with this mattress in Canada. If you try out the mattress for at least 30 nights and decide it is not a good fit for you, you can return it for a full refund to Silk & Snow within 100 nights. This policy makes for what the manufacturer calls a risk-free trial period.
Trying out the mattress for several months at home helps you get a good feel for it, as opposed to a few minutes of resting on the surface in a physical showroom. We like that a sleep trial comes with the mattress.
A 15-year limited warranty comes with the S&S Hybrid Mattress. We encourage you to read the policy in full as there are specific conditions, limitations, and exclusions,.
Please keep in mind that Silk & Snow can change their policies at any time. We are not responsible if any discrepancies arise between this review and the company’s policies.
What about Firmness?
The S&S Hybrid Mattress is medium-firm, as per several web reviewers. The top layer has a cloud-like feel that provides contouring and softness for the body.
A medium-firm mattress is one of the most popular choices and is often the preference of stomach and back sleepers. This firmness level provides support for the body as well as comfort in these specific sleep positions.
Side sleepers may also enjoy the Silk & Snow Hybrid Mattress as it has zoned lumbar support. This feature gives the mattress extra support, with the coils being softer under the shoulders, which can help support the body in a side sleeping position.
The mattress can also provide enough support for stomach sleepers, explain some online reviewers. It may have enough firmness to prevent the hips from sinking, which is uncomfortable.
As for combination sleepers, they rotate between the stomach, back, and side positions throughout the night. The mattress provides the support needed for a range of sleep positions for many people.
The S&S Hybrid rates as a 6 on the mattress firmness scale for many reviewers. The scale goes from 1-10, with 1 being the softest feel and 10 being the firmest.
The coil support system of the mattress provides firmness, while the memory foam offers plush comfort for some sleepers.
S&S Hybrid Mattress Review of Sizes
The most popular sizes in Canada are available. The Silk & Snow Hybrid comes in the following sizes, the number of pocket coils for each one is:
- California King – 1,204 coils
- King – 1,200 coils
- Queen – 1,000 coils
- Double – 800 coils
- Twin XL – 621 coils
- Twin – 600 coils
As per Silk & Snow’s Canadian website, the Hybrid Mattress is made to work with any kind of bed frame. Thus, it is usable with a slatted base, box spring, flat platform bed, or adjustable bed.
Silk & Snow Hybrid Mattress Review: Concluding Thoughts
The mattress made in Canada is sourced from local materials. While the S&S Hybrid is a luxury mattress, it is affordable and well-constructed.
Although the cover is not removable to machine wash, you can spot clean it, and the cover’s softness is wonderful, in our opinion. This mattress has excellent motion isolation for couples, may help those who sleep hot, and comes with a 100-night sleep trial. With many positive features, the Silk & Snow Hybrid Mattress is one of our top picks.