The Posturepedic Premier Hybrid Series is one of the new series introduced by Sealy in early 2015. As of this writing, this series is still so new that it is not yet listed by online retailers. However, it will begin showing when the stock of current Posturepedic Hybrid Series models runs low. Here we will compare the two series.
First of all, what is a hybrid mattress? A hybrid mattress combines the features of two types of mattresses. Most hybrid mattresses blend an innerspring mattress with a memory foam mattress. Several others blend innersprings with latex, and some are a blend of memory foam and latex. Sealy Posturepedic's hybrid mattresses are "half foam/half springs."
Posturepedic Hybrid Series mattresses are covered with Sealy's ForeverFlex™ Fabric. Billed as lightweight, it has "best-in-class stretch" properties and contemporary styling. Models in the Premier Hybrid Series have a cover of what Sealy calls Premium Cover Fabric. They describe this as "lofty" and soft. The purpose is to work with the memory foam.
In the Posturepedic Hybrid Series the gel memory foam is named OptiCool®. It is fused with Outlast, a temperature-regulating material which contains Phase Change Materials (PCMs) The PCMs change their physical state, liquifying to keep temperatures from rising above a set range, and solidifying to keep it from falling too low. In the Premier Hybrid Series this is simply called Cooling Gel Memory Foam. Besides cooling, the gel memory foam evenly distributes support to relieve pressure and support the lower back. It also dampens motion transfer.
The support core of both series is a pocket coil innerspring. In the older Posturepedic Hybrid Series this is the Apex™ HS Coil Design with coils made of a proprietary alloy of titanium. In the Premier Hybrid Series the innerspring is Sealy Embrace™ Premier Coils, billed as a "premium version" with 20% more coils. In both series the coils are "encased" individually. Whether they are encased in fabric or foam is not specified, but other manufacturers are encasing the springs in foam. Use of fabric is usually described as "wrapped."
Both the older and newer series have additional support in the middle of the mattress where most of the body's weight is concentrated. This means greater coil density in the center third of the mattress. In the Premier Hybrid Series this is called the CoreSupport™ Premier Center; besides coil density, the new series features extra reinforced gel memory foam in the middle.
Both the Posturepedic Hybrid Series and the Posturepedic Premier Hybrid Series surround the pocket coil innerspring with a foam encasement, This keeps the springs in place while also serving as edge support for the sleeping surface. In the Premier Hybrid Series this is callled the SolidEdge™ HD Premier System, The difference is that at 3" wide, the latter is wider than the previous version.
The options for the two series are essentially the same. The same sizes are offered: Twin, Twin Extra Long, Full, Full Extra Long, Queen, King, and California King.
For both Posturepedic hybrid mattress series, several comfort levels are available.
Sealy says that sleep sets with the Premier Hybrid Series mattresses incude a standard 9" box spring with the option of a 5" low profile boxspring. However, the available foundations listed are the Flat Foundation (a platform) and two adjustable bed models, Reflexion Up Adjustable Foundation and Reflexion 4 Adjustable Base. One retailer lists only the Reflexion® Powerbase for the Posturepedic Hybrid Series. The listed features of this are listed for the Reflexion 4.
Sealy's warranty for mattresses in the Posturepedic Premier Hybrid Series is for 10 years, non-prorated.
Sealy Posturepedic Premier Hybrid Series (2015)
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Hybrid - memory foam and coils
Individually encased pocket coils, with foam, encasement, gel memory foam, gel center support,
Premium knit cover fabric
Varies by model
box spring, platform or adjustable bed
Stretch knit cover moves with the memory foam
Not stated, see retailer
Keep in sanitary condition, and provide proper foundation