Cloverlane Hybrid Mattress review 2024

Is the Cloverlane Hybrid merely a Saatva Classic clone or does it have its own charms?

The Cloverlane Hybrid mattress placed upon a beige bed foundation within a stylish neutral bedroom
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Tom's Guide Verdict

We found the Cloverlane Hybrid Plush Soft mattress to be much, much firmer than its 4 out of 10 firmness rating - our lead tester rated it a 7. Still, it was comfortable throughout our one-month review period and provided excellent pressure relief for side sleeping. Overall, the Cloverlane Hybrid is a worthy rival to the Saatva Classic, which sits at number one in our best mattress guide. It’s slightly cheaper, and not as well-finished, but it’s a better choice if you prefer to sink into your mattress rather than sleep on top.

Pros

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    Three firmness levels

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    Specialized lumbar support

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    Very good motion isolation

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    Free White Glove Delivery

Cons

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    Doesn't look or feel 'luxe'

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    Edge support is hit-or-miss

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    Firmer-than-advertised feel

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Cloverlane mattress review in brief

The Cloverlane is a new luxury mattress from Resident, the parent company of top brands Nectar and DreamCloud. It comes in three firmness levels - Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, and Firm - in either a memory foam or hybrid build. We tested a Plush Soft hybrid version for one month. Our in-depth Cloverlane Mattress review is below, but if you just want the highlights, here's the lowdown… 

Cloverlane specs

Sqaure image the Cloverlane hybrid mattress

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Type: Hybrid (also available in memory foam)
Materials: Memory foam, other foams, latex, coils
Firmness: Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, Firm (we tested Plush Soft)
Height: 15 inches
Trial period: 365 nights
Warranty: Lifetime
Price: from $699 at Cloverlane

The Cloverlane Hybrid is a 15-inch mattress made from memory foam, latex, and springs. (The all-foam version swaps the coils for a dense foam core.) Cloverlane rates the Plush Soft Hybrid a 4 out of 10 on the firmness scale. However, our testers found it to be much firmer. It did soften slightly towards the end of the sleep trial, but still gained a collective rating of 7 out of 10 for firmness. 

Despite its firmer-than-advertised feel, our testers liked the Plush Soft Cloverlane Hybrid for its deep pressure relief when side sleeping. The center of the mattress has specialized quilting, plus a half-inch-thick strip of latex, which comfortably fills the void between the bottom of your spine and the mattress. This helps to support the lumbar region. Notably, our lead tester, who deals with spells of lower back pain, experienced no flareups during the month she slept on the Cloverlane Hybrid.  

After conducting a series of weight-drop tests, we found that the multiple foam top layers help the Cloverlane Hybrid dampen movement (but not entirely), which is good news for anyone who shares a bed. (For particularly restless sleepers, the all-foam version of the bed will likely isolate movement even better.) 

Temperature regulation was good during an East-coast winter, but if you tend to sleep warmer or suffer from more persistent night sweats or hot flashes, consider upgrading to the cooling cover for $199. 

A sturdy edge is an essential feature for any mattress, but edge support appears to be lacking here. Our lead tester found the edges strong enough to keep her from rolling overboard, but our wider testing panel were split on its steadiness for sitting. We thought the foot of the bed (where people normally sit to put on their shoes) was slightly sturdier than the middle perimeter, which is where people normally get in or out of bed.

Price-wise, the Cloverlane Mattress just breaks into the premium bracket, with a queen selling for $1,499 in either the hybrid or all-foam build. (Like all Resident mattresses, you can ignore the MSRP here, since the Cloverlane runs an evergreen sale.) It comes with a lifetime warranty and a 365-night trial — and it arrives flat via free White Glove Delivery. 

So how does the Cloverlane Hybrid compare to the Saatva Classic, which sits atop our best mattress guide? Price-wise, the Cloverlane costs up to $400 less, but Saatva's craftsmanship exudes luxury on a level that the mass-produced Cloverlane can't quite match. The real difference comes in feel: Cloverlane has a more pronounced sensation of sinking in than the much springier Saatva. (For a closer look at how the two mattresses compare, take a look at our Saatva Classic mattress review.)   

Cloverlane mattress review: Price & trial

  • Never sold at MSRP – a queen sells for $1,499
  • Roughly $200 to $400 less than the Saatva Classic
  • Includes White Glove Delivery, 365-night trial, lifetime warranty

You can absolutely ignore the MSRP for the Cloverlane Mattress. From launch, it's been on sale for up to $700 off. At $1,499 for a queen, it just falls into premium pricing territory.  

Here is the current sale pricing for the Cloverlane Mattress:

  • Twin MSRP: $1,199 (usually on sale for $699)
  • Twin XL MSRP: $1,499 (usually on sale for $999)
  • Full MSRP: $1,999 (usually on sale for $1,399)
  • Queen MSRP: $2,199 (usually on sale for $1,499)
  • King MSRP: $2,699 (usually on sale for $1,999)
  • California king MSRP: $2,699 (usually on sale for $1,999)

Interestingly, the all-foam version of the Cloverlane Mattress is available for the same price as the hybrid. This is an intriguing move as hybrids tend to cost more than memory foam mattresses. For $199 more, you can add a specialty cooling cover. Another add-on is a bedding bundle from $199 (valued at up to $696.)

How do these prices compare to the Saatva Classic? The Cloverlane is roughly $200 to $400 less and comes with a one-year trial, a lifetime warranty, and free White Glove Delivery. Saatva offers those same extras and even adds free foundation removal, but Cloverlane has free returns. (Saatva charges a $99 fee.) Most luxury mattress brands aren't nearly as generous with their trial and warranty periods as Cloverlane (or Saatva.)

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Released late last year, the Cloverlane Hybrid is Resident's answer to the popular Saatva Classic luxury innerspring hybrid – and for a few hundred dollars less too. It's always on sale for up to $700 off. (A queen regularly goes for $1,499.) It comes in three firmness levels and includes complimentary White Glove Delivery, a one-year trial, lifetime warranty, and free returns.

Cloverlane mattress review: Design

  • A 15-inch hybrid of foam, latex, and springs
  • Coils affect the firmness of the mattress
  • Lower cover has handles and brass air vents

The Cloverlane is a 15-inch hybrid that comes in three firmness levels: Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, and Firm. The customized support layer of individually wrapped springs affects the bed feel. Surrounding those coils is a dense wall of foam for edge support. (The all-foam version swaps the coils and foam wall for a 9-inch foam core.) The top layers include 2.5 inches of transitional support foam and 2 inches of gel-infused memory foam. In between those foam layers runs a half-inch-thick strip of latex across the center of the bed for lumbar support. 

The 1.75-inch plush foam Euro Top has zoned quilting for extra comfort and support. It's wrapped in what Cloverlane calls a "breathable cooling comfort cover with heat-wicking tech." (Polyester, cotton, and polyethylene, to be exact.) You can't remove it, so don't forget the mattress protector to save it from spills and stains. There's a shift-resistant bottom cover with eight handles for easy hauling plus 16 brass air vents for more airflow.

Cloverlane mattress review: Cloverlane hybrid diagram

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Cloverlane uses CertiPUR-US certified foam, ensuring those materials are free from toxic chemicals and low in VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions. According to the brand, Cloverlane mattresses feature products sourced and manufactured in Vietnam, China, Malaysia, and North America. Cloverlane doesn't make it clear if it uses fiberglass.

Cloverlane mattress review: Support & comfort

  • Comes in three firmness levels (we tested Plush Soft)
  • Firmer than expected, but will soften over time
  • Comfortable for most sleepers with back pain 

The Cloverlane mattress comes in three firmness levels. Plush Soft (4/10 firmness) is geared toward side sleepers, lightweight sleepers, and sleepers who want deep pressure relief. Luxury Firm (5-7) is recommended for couples, back/combination sleepers, and sleepers with back pain. Firm (8) is designed for stomach sleepers, heavyweight sleepers, and sleepers who want more subtle pressure relief.

Our test unit was a Plush Soft Hybrid but after the first week of sleeping on it, our lead reviewer kept checking the mattress tag to make sure she had it right. It was surprisingly firm! All four of our volunteers rated it medium-firm or firm. 

However, by the fourth (and final) week of our testing period, our main reviewer noticed that the mattress felt slightly softer (yet still firm.) One of our volunteers tried the Cloverlane twice and agreed that the bed had more give in its fourth week versus its second week. You'll need time to break this mattress in — but you get a whole year to do that.

Unexpected firmness aside, we were all still comfortable lying on the Cloverlane Hybrid. Our side sleepers gently sank into the pressure-relieving foam top layers that contoured their shoulders and knees. Our stomach sleepers didn't feel their midsection sink. Most of our back sleepers said they were well-supported but one of our volunteers with arthritis would have liked more lumbar support.

Testing pressure relief using a 50lb weight for Cloverlane mattress review

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For an objective look at the Cloverlane's pressure relief, we placed a 50lb weight at the center of the mattress. The weight sank about 3 inches, which at least seems right for a mattress rated "Plush Soft". We also placed the weight closer to the foot of the bed to observe any difference in sinkage. (There wasn't.)

If you're wondering if this is a good mattress for back pain, the Cloverlane Hybrid is endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association. In our lead tester's opinion, the Cloverlane's latex lumbar strip (which comfortably helps fill the void between the lower spine and the mattress in order to relieve pressure) and specialty quilting did just as good a job as the much more expensive Saatva RX in preventing her back injury from flaring up.

Cloverlane mattress review: Performance

  • Minimal motion transfer
  • Sleeps temperature-neutral
  • Edge support could be better

For one month, our experienced lead reviewer slept on a twin Cloverlane hybrid mattress in Plush Soft and had four adult volunteers of varying body types and sleep preferences nap on it for at least 15 minutes. We also evaluated its motion isolation, edge support, and temperature regulation. Here's what we found...

Motion isolation

A 10lb weight next to an empty wine glass after testing motion isolation during Cloverlane mattress review

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Since we have a single-sleeper bed, we tested the motion isolation of the Cloverlane Hybrid using an empty wine glass and a 10lb weight, which we dropped from 6 inches high and three distances away (4 inches, 12 inches, and 25 inches). Not only did we observe the movement of the glass, but we also noticed how quickly the weight settled into the surface.

The first time we dropped the weight from 4 inches away, the glass fell over. We did this drop a second time and the glass remained standing but was wobbly. This indicates that if your partner moves around a lot in their sleep, you'll probably wake up to their movements.

The results were better when dropping the weight from 12 inches and 25 inches away — the glass barely moved either of those times. That means you probably won't feel your partner getting in and out of bed while you're sleeping. As for the 10lb weight, it quickly bounced a couple of times before settling into the surface.

Unless you share a bed with a real squirmer, couples will likely be satisfied with the Cloverlane's level of motion isolation. That said, the all-foam Cloverlane should perform better here. 

Score: 4 out of 5

Temperature regulation

Feeling the top surface of the Cloverlane mattress

(Image credit: Future / Alison Barretta)

The Cloverlane Hybrid is built for breathable sleep with 16 hand-installed brass vents at the base, a layer of perforated latex, and individually wrapped springs. You can replace the breathable cotton/polyester blend cover with an upgraded cooling cover that has extra heat-wicking material for $199 more. (We had the standard cover.)

We tested the Cloverlane between December 2023 and January 2024. Enduring some chilly winter nights, our lead tester kept the thermostat around 72 degrees F and layered her cotton sheets with a polyester blanket and a mid-weight polyester comforter.

Our head reviewer slept a bit warm the first week before ditching the cover, which helped lower the temperature. The Cloverlane Hybrid is not profoundly cooling, but it's a step above a typical memory foam bed. Most people should be fine with this but if you struggle with severe overheating, consider a cooling mattress instead.

Score: 4 out of 5

Edge support

Sturdy edges should be a standard for every mattress, no matter how big or small. They're useful for pushing off when getting up from bed, allow you to take up as much of the top surface as possible, and protect the middle from premature sagging. How stable are the Cloverlane's edges?

For our objective edge support tests, we placed a 50lb weight in the middle perimeter and at the foot of the bed. In both instances, the weight sank about 3 inches, with the foot of the bed offering just a bit more support. This is equal to the amount of sinkage we measured at the foot of the bed, which is generally considered a plus – but that's also a rather steep drop.

Testing the edge support for the Cloverlane mattress

(Image credit: Future / Alison Barretta)

The results were mixed for our human testers. While some of our lighter and taller volunteers felt at ease sitting along the middle perimeter, our shorter volunteers said they didn't feel as steady, though they were okay when sitting at the foot of the bed. Meanwhile, our lead tester is prone to rolling towards the edge in her sleep, but she didn't worry about falling overboard.

Based on these results, our lead tester is downgrading her initial evaluation of the Cloverlane's edge support from her one-week review from great to good. It's unclear if larger sizes or firmer versions have stronger or weaker edges. (Currently, there aren't any customer reviews that mention the Cloverlane's edge support).

Score: 3.5 out of 5

Cloverlane mattress review: Delivery & setup

  • Free White Glove Delivery and mattress removal
  • Still comes in a box (albeit fully formed)
  • No obvious off-gassing smells 

Our lead reviewer feels spoilt because once again, she didn't have to set up her test mattress. The Cloverlane arrives flat and comes with free White Glove Delivery, which means it'll be placed on a bed frame in a room of your choice. Optional removal of your existing mattress is also included; we took advantage of that service.

The only thing you'll have to do is set up a time for delivery with your local logistics company. This process wasn't as seamless as we'd have liked, but your mileage may vary here. Fortunately, the delivery itself was a breeze. Our drivers arrived right on time and were in and out in under five minutes.

Cloverlane Mattress on a platform bed frame just after delivery

(Image credit: Future / Alison Barretta)

Despite arriving flat, the Cloverlane is still a bed-in-a-box. At least, ours was. The delivery drivers had to remove our fully-formed twin mattress from a cardboard box before bringing it inside. This suggests that the mattress isn't made to order. The model we received was manufactured in August, per the tag.

Still, we could sleep on it right away. Typical boxed beds are rolled up and vacuum-sealed, so when they're unwrapped you'll need to give them time to fully expand. This also makes beds-in-a-box more prone to off-gassing smells due to the expression of VOCs. However, we didn't detect any obvious odors upon delivery of the Cloverlane Hybrid.

Cloverlane mattress review: Customer reviews

As of March 2024, the Cloverlane is less than a year old. There isn't a large pool of customer reviews to pull from. The 40 or so reviews that do exist are all a perfect five stars — which can make you feel reassured or slightly skeptical. We'll be sure to update this section when more reviews filter in.

Should you buy the Cloverlane mattress?

Cloverlane Hybrid Mattress placed on a beige fabric bedframe in a stylish bedroom

(Image credit: Cloverlane)

If you're torn between a Cloverlane Hybrid and the Saatva Classic, it boils down to your preferences. Both beds are comfortable for different reasons. The Cloverlane's top foam layers give it that sink-in feel and great motion isolation. The Saatva Classic has a springier surface and better craftsmanship. Either way, your lumbar will receive plenty of attention, with the Cloverlane relying on a half-inch strip of latex versus Saatva's foam lumbar crown and reinforced coils.

Both Cloverlane and Saatva provide free White Glove Delivery, a lifetime warranty, and a one-year trial. However, Cloverlane offers free returns, unlike Saatva, which charges a $99 processing fee. Ultimately, if you have the extra cash to splash on a handcrafted luxury innerspring mattress, invest in a Saatva Classic. Otherwise, the Cloverlane Hybrid is a good choice if you're keen to spend slightly less on a luxury hybrid mattress that's more likely to hug you to sleep. Saatva isn't the only Cloverlane competitor. Below are a few more alternatives to consider.

Cloverlane mattress review: Alternatives

Alison Barretta
Freelance reviewer and writer

Freelance writer and editor Alison is an expert mattress tester for Tom's Guide, and hails from Philadelphia, USA. Alison has reviewed a wide range of mattresses, pillows and other sleep accessories for Tom's Guide, putting the latest hybrid, memory foam and cooling mattresses from Casper, Nectar, Awara, Brooklinen and other leading brands through their paces. Alison has been sharing buying advice and retail news for over a decade. When she isn't reviewing mattresses, other home products or hunting for great deals to save you money, Alison can be found teaching/training in martial arts, fawning over skincare, and indulging in her quarantine-borne hobby: cooking.