Sealy Hybrid Performance Mattress Review – Is the Copper II or Kelburn II for You?

Sealy Hybrid Performance Mattress Review – Is the Copper II or Kelburn II for You?


[music] Logan: Hi. I’m Logan from sleepopolis.com. Today I’m going to be taking a look at the
Sealy Hybrid Performance Mattress. The Sealy Hybrid line has three different
levels. There’s the Sealy Hybrid Essentials, Performance,
and Premium Mattresses. I’ve already taken a look at the Sealy Hybrid
Essentials and Premium Mattresses. I’m going to link to those reviews in the
description below. I do also want to point out that in the Performance
model, there are two different models. There’s the Copper II and the Kelburn II that
we’re going to take a look at today. These mattresses have slightly different constructions
leading to different feels. We’re going to cover all that during the review. We’re also going to put both mattresses through
a couple different tests and give some general recommendations at the end of the review. If you are interested in a personal recommendation,
please feel free to leave a note in the comment section below with some information about
yourself, some of your sleep preferences, and I’ll be sure to get back to you. I’m going to start the review off with the
construction portion. We’re going to begin with the cover, which
is the same for both the Copper II and the Kelburn II of the Hybrid Performance mattress. It is a knit, what they call, high loft cover. It’s very stretchy. High loft means it has some softness to it,
a little thickness, making it feel kind of cozy. One of the big things that Sealy promotes
about this cover is that it is moisture-wicking, which is going to help get moisture away from
your body. It’s going to help temperature regulation
and cooling throughout the night. Now let’s get a look underneath the cover
at the layers of the mattress. [harp strum] Logan: As the name suggests, the Sealy Hybrid
Performance Mattress is a hybrid mattress, meaning it is a mix of foam and coil layers. We’re going to take a look at the Copper II
version of this first. The foam layers are actually up here on top
where you see the gray portion of the cover. There are three layers of foam within there. On top, we have an inch and a half of gel
memory foam. Gel memory foam is going to allow you to sink
in. It’s going to provide you that contouring
feeling for pressure relief. Memory foam can, at times, be known for trapping
a bit too much body heat, causing you to overheat during the middle of the night. They use a gel infusion, which is going to
help to draw that heat away from the sleeper, help you sleep a little bit cooler. Below that layer we have what they call their
ComfortSense foam. It’s two inches thick. It’s pretty soft. It’s going to allow you to sink even further
into the mattress. Provide a little bit more pressure relief,
which should be good for somebody like a side sleeper or somebody like that. Below that, there’s an inch of their Support
Foam. This is a little bit firmer. It’s a transition layer. It’s going to take you from those softer foams
on top, the gel memory foam, the ComfortSense foam, and transition you into the firm support
of this pocketed coil support layer here. These pocketed coils are really bouncy. They’re going to give you some good support. They are zoned, so there’s going to be more
coils in the middle of the mattress, where your hips are going to fall, which tend to
be the heavier portion of your body, give you a little bit of extra support there. There’s also a special edge support coils
that wrap around the entirety of the outside of the mattress that’s going to help you sleep
further towards the edge of the mattress. It’s nice if you sleep with a partner or you
need to use the entire surface area of the mattress, make the bed feel a little bit bigger. Something else that’s nice about pocketed
coils is that they are individually wrapped so they tend to be a bit better at motion
isolation than a traditional inner spring mattress. There is an inch of high-density poly foam
at the base of the mattress. That doesn’t affect the feel. It’s mostly as a base, something for those
pocketed coils to press off of. [harp strum] Logan: It might be hard to tell because the
cover is exactly the same, but we are taking a look at the construction of the Kelburn
II version of the Sealy Hybrid Performance mattress. The comfort layer on this one is also an inch
and a half of gel memory foam. Again, that sinking in feeling for pressure
relief. That slow response to pressure. Going to give you that contouring. Below that, again, two inches of Sealy ComfortSense
foam. It’s soft, allowing you to sink in even further
for pressure relief. The difference comes in this transition layer,
which on the Copper II we were taking a look at just a second ago, is Support Foam. We’re transitioning from those softer foams
into the firmer support of the pocketed coil system. The difference is that on this mattress it
is another inch of super soft foam. You’re going to be able to sink even further
into the mattress. It’s going to have a much softer feel. Maybe not a much softer feel, but definitely
a softer feel than the Copper II version. Again, we have a pocketed coil system for
support, the same edge support, the zone support. Something I did want to point out about pocketed
coil systems such as this that is really nice is that it creates air space in the mattress,
both the Copper II as well as the Kelburn II, which is going to help allow air flow
through it, which is going to help keep the mattress a little bit cooler for temperature
regulation and cooling. That is the construction of the Kelburn II
version. It’s pretty close to the Copper II version
with a slight difference in that transition layer making the mattress feel a bit softer. [harp strum] Logan: Now that we’ve seen what makes up these
mattresses, it’s time to get an idea for the feel and firmness of them. We’re going to start on the Copper II. I do want to point out that I am on the firm
version of the Copper II. It does come in a plusher version, which you
can expect to be a bit softer. I want to press into the mattress. That first thing I feel is the memory foam. It allows me to sink in. I can feel it contouring around my hand. It is a pretty soft feel. I have found that these Sealy Hybrid mattresses,
that they are a little bit softer than what they say they are. The firm version is, in my opinion, in that
6 to 6 1/2 out of 10 range on the firmness scale, so that medium firmness, a good mix
of support and pressure relief, allowing you to sink in for that pressure relief. I’m going to lie down on my back. As I’m lying on my back, I do feel like I’m
sinking into the mattress. There is about four and a half, five inches
of foam. It’s pretty soft on top before you get into
the pocketed coil support. The gel memory foam, that ComfortSense foam,
it’s allowing me to sink in and filling in the space between middle and lower back. Even with that, I don’t feel stuck in this
mattress, which is good. Sometimes, with memory foam, it can be a little
slow moving, you can get a little stuck. Let’s check over here on the edge for edge
support. If you do sleep with a partner or you need
to use the entire surface area of the bed it’s nice that you can sleep all the way over
here on the side without worrying about collapsing the side of the bed, rolling out, anything
like that, or feeling insecure. They do have the edge support in the pocketed
coil support system specifically made to support the edge on these Sealy Hybrid mattresses. I feel really well supported over here. I don’t feel like I’m going to slide out of
the bed or anything like that. Definitely a plus for the Copper II Sealy
Hybrid Performance. I’m going to roll onto my side. Side sleepers do tend to prefer softer mattresses
because of that increased weight concentration over the surface area. It pushes you further into the mattress, causing
your shoulders and your hips especially to interact with more of the support sections
of the mattress, which can cause pressure points to form. We’re going to take a closer look at pressure
later on in the review, but I do want to point out that, even though this is technically
the firm version of the Copper II version of this mattress, I do feel like it is still
in that medium range. With the four-and-a-half, five inches of foam
that are on top, I’m able to sink in really far without feeling the formation of pressure
points on my shoulders and my hips. I would say that this is pretty good results
for a side sleeper. I’m going to roll onto my stomach. Stomach sleepers are the opposite of side
sleepers, tending to prefer firmer mattresses. Keep your hips from sinking in, keep your
spine aligned in a good position. Again, in my opinion, this is kind of 6 out
or 10 range on the firmness scale so I do feel my hips sinking in a tiny bit because
of that soft foam on top. I did feel like the Sealy Hybrid Essentials
was a little bit firmer. It did a better job of keeping my hips up
and my spine aligned in a good position. That is just my opinion on the firmness of
this mattress, but, because of the different sizes and weight distributions, everybody
could feel firmness just a little bit differently. For reference, I’m about 5′ 10″, 190 pounds. If you would like a wider variety of opinions
on the firmness of this mattress or a more detailed description of the feel of it you
can check out the written review at sleepopolis.com. [harp strum] Logan: Now we’re talking about the feel and
firmness on the Kelburn II version of the Sealy Hybrid Performance. Again, pushing into the cover, in my opinion,
this is a much softer mattress. I would say 5, 5 1/2 out of 10 on the firmness
scale. Definitely going to be more recommended for
side sleepers, stuff like that. I can feel a slow response to pressure from
that memory foam on top. You’re going to feel some contouring. I’m going to lie on my back here. Even with my weight evenly distributed, I
can feel my hips sinking in. This is definitely one of the more heavy portions
of my body. It does fill in the space beneath my lower
back, which is nice. As I roll around and change positions I do
feel that slow response to pressure from the soft foams. As I get over here towards the edge of the
bed, again, still see that really strong edge support from the pocketed coil system on the
Sealy Hybrid Performance line. No change there between the Copper II or the
Kelburn II. Still really strong for couples in terms of
sleeping all the way to the edge of the bed. As I roll here on my side, again, as I mentioned
before, side sleepers tend to prefer softer mattresses. In my opinion, this is definitely a softer
mattress. I’m really sinking into the mattress here. I would definitely say that this is a strong
performance for side sleepers. I don’t feel pressure forming on my shoulders
and my hips. Again, we are going to take a closer look
at that later in the review. I’m going to roll on my stomach. Much like the Copper II, again, I did feel
my hips sinking into this mattress. The Kelburn II even allowed my hips to sink
further into the mattress than on a Copper II. Again, I did feel like this mattress, maybe
not the best choice for a stomach sleeper. I would say maybe, if you’re looking at the
Sealy Hybrid line, the Essentials mattress was a bit firmer and did a good job keeping
my hips from sinking into the mattress, keeping my spine in a good position. Again, that is just my opinion because of
my opinion of the firmness. If you would like a wider variety of opinions
on the firmness of this mattress or the Copper II, go check out the written review at sleepopolis.com. [harp strum] Logan: Instead of just describing the feel
of the Sealy Hybrid Performance mattresses to you, I’m giving a visual representation
of where pressure points might form while lying on the mattress. To do that, I place this pressure map on top. I’m going to lie down on top of it in a few
different positions to see the results next to me, ranging from blue for low pressure
to red for high pressure. I do want to point out that I am going to
start on the Copper II mattress, but we do the same test for the Kelburn II right after. [music] Logan: Now we’re going to check out the pressure
map on the Kelburn II version of the Sealy Hybrid Performance mattress. [music] Logan: I wanted to give you a quick idea of
the bounce on the Sealy Hybrid Performance mattresses. This 10-pound steel ball, I’m going to drop
here, on the Copper II, to start. A little bit of bounce. Honestly, not too much. That memory foam on top has a slow response
to pressure. That’s going to slow that down. The pocketed coil system is also going to
provide a little bit extra bounce. It balances out between the two. I would say that it’s not really a bouncy
mattress. I also did this test on the Kelburn II mattress. It’s even less bounce, in my opinion, on that. It’s not too different, really. While we’re here, also going to run a quick
motion transfer test. Basically, I ran this test with a seismometer
on one side of the mattress where someone would be sleeping. I drop the same ball from heights of 4, 8,
and 12 inches. These drops act to simulate someone rolling
around in the middle of the night or getting into and out of bed. These are what the drops look like here. I ran this test on both the Copper II as well
as the Kelburn II mattress. We’re going to put the results up on the screen
now. In my opinion, both these mattresses are pretty
good at isolating motion transfer. The memory foam in the comfort layer does
a good job of dampening that, as well as the pocketed coil system below. Because they are individually wrapped, which
I mentioned before, it does a pretty good job of making sure that motion isn’t transferred
across the mattress. Both mattresses do a really strong job at
isolating motion transfer, maybe a little bit more is transferred on the Kelburn II
on that 12 drop, but that’s really not perceptible in practice. Overall, good response on this test for both
versions of this mattress. [harp strum] Logan: A lot of people buying a mattress are
going to want to know if they feel like they’re sitting on top of or sinking into bed. To test this, I’ve set up a sinkage test. I’m going to use four balls of varying sizes,
weights, and densities, simulate different body parts, and check to see how far into
the mattress they sink. We’re going to start this test on the Copper
II version of the Sealy Hybrid Performance. We have, on the end, a six pound medicine
ball. It’s filled with sand, assuming it’s a lighter
body part. It sinks into the mattress just over an inch. Then we have the 10-pound steel ball. It’s the densest ball used during this test. I found that it sinks into the Copper II two
inches. This 50-pound medicine ball, it’s filled with
sand, assuming it’s a heavier body part, sinks into the Copper II four inches. Right here we have this 100-pound medicine
ball, filled with sand. If you’re a bit bigger, assuming it’s the
center of your body. Found that it sinks into the Copper II just
over five inches. In terms of comparing that to other mattresses,
it’s a little bit above average for the six-pound medicine ball because, that memory foam, you’re
really going to sink into there. The lighter body parts are going to sink in
a little bit further into the mattress there. With the 100-pound medicine ball, it’s actually
below average. The average is about six inches. What’s happening is you’re getting that support
system. If you are a bit heavier, you’re going to
sink through those softer layers on top, get to that support system, do a good job of keeping
your hips up, spine aligned in a good position. That’s where I see that medium firmness. What that means in terms of feel, I think
you’re going to sink into this mattress for sure, feel more into it than on top, but you
will be able to move around and change positions pretty easily. [harp strum] Logan: Now we have the sinkage test set up
on the Kelburn II version of the mattress. Again, we have the 6-, 10-, 50-, and 100-pound
medicine balls. On the six-pound medicine ball it’s an inch-and-a-half
of sinkage. 10-pound, two-and-a-half inches of sinkage. 50 pounds, four-and-a-half inches of sinkage. Over here, on the 100-pound, it is six inches
of sinkage. Across the board, that is deeper sinkage than
on the Copper II version of this mattress. I would say it’s above average sinkage for
the 6-, 10-, and 50-pound medicine balls compared to the average of what I see when I test this
against other mattresses. Again, I do feel that this mattress is on
the softer side. You’re definitely going to feel like you’re
sinking more into the mattress, which can be great for pressure relief, for side sleepers,
but you do want to be careful of it if you are a bit on the heavier side. You’re definitely going to feel like you’re
sinking into this mattress. You’re going to start to interact with those
pocketed coils, which are firmer and can cause you to feel pressure points forming if you
do sink that far into the mattress. Again, in terms of feeling, you are going
to feel pressure relief from those softer layers of foam on top. You’re definitely going to feel like you’re
sinking into the Kelburn II. [harp strum] Logan: Just to give you some basic information
about the Sealy Hybrid line, Sealy does not sell these mattresses directly to consumers,
but you can find them at places like Sears. Sears offers a 180-day trial period. You just have to try it for 30 days first. Then, you can return it if you don’t like
the feel. There’s also a 10-year warranty on these mattresses,
and Sears offers free shipping for all mattresses over $599. Some of the reasons I would say the Sealy
Hybrid Performance line would be good for you. I found both the Copper II and Kelburn II
were good for couples because of their strong performance on the motion transfer portion
of the review, as well as their strong edge support, which are two tests that I point
to as why you might like a mattress for couples. I would also say that if you like the feel
of the memory foam, but are a little worried about overheating, both these mattresses have
that nice gel memory foam. You’re going to sink in for pressure relief. The gel dissipates that body heat, draws it
away from the sleeper, help you sleep a little bit cooler. To differentiate between the two Performance
mattresses we took a look at today, I would say the Copper II is probably a bit better
for combo sleepers. I felt good support while lying on my back,
comfort while lying on my side, and I was able to change positions pretty easily. I would say the Kelburn II is a little bit
better if you’re looking for a really soft mattress. I found the Kelburn II bed I tested today
to be the softest in the Sealy Hybrid line that I’ve tested. Some of the reasons I’d say these mattresses
might not be for you is if you’re a stomach sleeper. I found them both to be pretty soft. If you’re a stomach sleeper, you probably
want to look for something a little bit firmer. The Sealy Hybrid Essentials was actually pretty
nice for stomach sleepers in my opinion. Also, in general, if you don’t like the feeling
of kind of sinking into the mattress, the Sealy Hybrid line is probably not for you. It uses a memory foam comfort layer in all
of the models. You might want to take a look at something
like a latex mattress, something that’s going to help you feel a little bit more on top
of the mattress. There’s some general recommendations, but
if you are interested in a personal recommendation, please remember to leave me a comment below
with some information about yourself and some of your sleep preferences. I’ll be sure to get back to you. Also, if your mattress find search has just
begun, please Google Sleepopolis, a mattress buying guide. It’s going to have a ton of information in
there that’s going to help you better understand what you should be looking for in a perfect
mattress for you. Please subscribe to the Sleepopolis YouTube
channel because I’m going to keep putting out more content that’s going to help you
get a better night’s sleep. So that’s it for the review today. I hope it was helpful. Have a nice day. [music]

25 Comments

  1. So Logan mentions he's a stomach sleeper. I am predominantly a stomach sleeper and absolutely cannot fall asleep on my back. I've got a ten year old traditional pillow top and recently I've developed unbearable pain in the lumbar area. I need a top 3 recommendation. I need support but I love the feel of a pillow top as well. I'm 5'8" 150lbs.

  2. Hello! I wanted some recommendation on a new mattress. I have been doing research for several weeks now and I am stumped. I am a 5'9" female weighing in at 235lb. I sleep the majority of the time on my stomach but I also sleep on my sides so I need a mattress that won't cause pressure and pain to my breast. I am possibly looking for a medium firm mattress. I want to feel that I am on top of the mattress but still have pressure point relief. I really want a mattress that will last a long time and not develop dents. And I would also like some bounce because I sometimes toss in my sleep. My max budget is $1500-$2000. Can you help me find the perfect mattress?

  3. Thank you so much for your video. I purchased a Sealy Posturpedic Response Premium mattress in July. it is a Plush tight top mattress. It doesn't feel at all "plush." I'm pondering between a Stearns & Foster and a Sealy Hybrid. My worry with the Sealy Hybrid (Copper Ii or Kelburn II) is that I sleep hot. I am 5'10, 200 lbs. Side sleeper. 55 years old. Arthritis in shoulders and back. Not severe. Recommendations?

  4. I am wondering if you can steer me in the right direction. I am contemplating a sealy hybrid silver plush versus a Saatva plush. I am a side sleeper and suffer from a extreme joint, back, neck pain. I tried the sealy hybrid in a store, and it was pretty comfy (plus, I sleep hot in the summer so I like the cooling gel aspect). I cannot try the saatva in store, but it is half the price of the sealy. Can I get your opinion please?

  5. I layed on many different mattresses in different positions with and without adjustable frames over the past two days. This sealy hybrid was the best for me at any price. I am 6 ft 265lbs and have a degenerative disc in my lower back and neck. This bed is amazing! We purchased the adjustable frame too. No bed feels better on my back . Purple 4 , posterpedic, were no match.

  6. The Copper II firm was delivered on Thursday afternoon, When they delivered the mattress, they told me to let it sit several hours to get to room temperature before putting on the mattress pad, sheets. etc. When I went back to do that, the smell coming off the mattress was nauseating. I have been airing the room with the mattress every day since and sleeping in another room. It doesn't seem to be getting any better. Have you heard of this before? Any suggestions.

  7. Hi
    I am a vet with many injuries both shoulders and back i looked at the copper plush but couldn’t find a firm. My shoulder injuries cause pain and I have metal and fusions in my back so I do need support. I am a side sleeper when i can sleep. Do you have reconditions that might help. I do like sealy. I am 5,10 200
    Thanks
    Earl

  8. Hi can you help me decide on whether the Kellburn is a good mattress for me.I am a light sleeper and sleep on my side and sometimes stomach. I only weigh about 150 pounds

  9. Great review….Amazing amount of information. I'm 6-1 280…..side sleeper with some hip issues….may I ask what your expert recommendations would be? Thank you very much, Bob.

  10. Updated
    I slept without the sheets i slept cooler i’ll buy more Breathable sheets or maybe also buy a mattress pad to see the different i have the copper plush it feels soft and support on my side

    Before
    I slept last night with the cooper hybrid and it gets too hot im very disappointed

  11. The Kelburn is a great mattress for an average or lighter weight woman or lighter weight man. The pressure relief on the shoulders is excellent. I think if you are on the heavier side, best to go with the copper.

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  13. After watching this video a couple of months back, when shopping for a new mattress, we decided to go with the Copper II Plush. It has been a great choice for us, really enjoyed it and are now looking into the Purple for our daughter after seeing your reviews on that mattress!

  14. Debating between a silver chill firm or copper II firm. We are both side sleepers but I tend to toss and turn which wakes my partner. We both also have shoulder issues and I have a hip issue. Any recommendations?

  15. What about the copper 2 Plush? Can you do a comparison between that and the Kelburn 2? I am looking into getting a new mattress and like the benefits of the hybrid but I am very lightweight (<120 lbs) and it would be just me sleeping on it. However, I also like how this mattress seems good for motion transfer if I ever find myself with someone else. Do you have any specific recommendations for someone who is lightweight and sleeps on their side? I am used to traditional coil pillowtop mattresses but thought hybrid with real foam would be better.

  16. Hey, so my husband and I are trying to decide between the Sealy performance line and the purple 2. We’re both fairly small build, lightweight (I’m 5’3”, weigh 136; he’s 5’8”, weighs 160). Both side sleepers and occasional stomach sleepers (although I tend to sleep on my stomach more than he does). Any recommendations? Thanks in advance!

  17. I LOVE the Copper II but unless the store person can work out a floor model purchase it is too far above my target price of $600ish for a queen. Do you know of anything similar in that range?

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