NOLAH EVOLUTION 15" MATTRESS REVIEW
We got to sleep test the Nolah Evolution 15 – Nolah’s brand new, and first hybrid, mattress, hitting the stores today!! It is there just on time for the Holidays and coming out with an amazing discount. If you are a side-sleeper, a hot sleeper, a back sleeper, or any combination of the above, this mattress is made for you!
Let's start by getting all disclosures covered: some of the links in this post are affiliates links. This means that if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a commission at no extra cost to you. We are one of the few independent mattress reviewers (not paid by mattress companies) and your clicks keep this site going unbiased. We have also most likely received this product for free and all opinions are our own. Your support means the world to our family! Thank you! See our disclosure.
Nolah Company Policies
- Free shipping and returns
- 120-night trial
- Lifetime warranty
- 100% made in the USA
What's Inside The Nolah Evolution 15"
In a nutshell:
- 2″ cooling ArcticTex™ quilted euro top
- 2″ graphite-infused AirFoamICE™
- 2″ high-resilience foam
- 8″ tri-zoned pocketed support coils
- 1″ high-density foam
In more detail...
2″ cooling ArcticTex™ quilted euro top
The Nolah Evolution quilted euro top is pretty incredible. It is made of ArcticTex™, an innovative fiber invented by Nolah, that channels the body heat away from its sleeper by conducting it down and outwards, without any of the harsh chemicals. All around that top layer is an AirBreath™ Heat Escape Gusset, which is highly breathable and dissipates body heat out of the mattress.
2″ Graphite-Infused AirFoamICE™
The second layer is 2 inches of the AirFoam™ we’ve come to love in all Nolah mattresses. In the Nolah Evolution 15, it is infused with graphite to accelerate the cooling properties of Nolah’s proprietary foam. AirFoam™ is known for excellent pressure relief, especially for side-sleepers.
2″ High-Resilience Foam
The high-resilience foam in the Nolah Evolution is a transition layer with high responsiveness. It transitions your body onto the firmer coils, while keeping the upper layers of foam responsive, so you never feel stuck in the mattress.
8″ Tri-Zoned Support Coils
Here come the coils that make this Nolah a hybrid mattress. Nolah goes above and beyond with this mattress – they don’t just add 8 inches of coils – their coils are patented, tri-zoned for increased pressure relief, and wrapped in Nolah’s proprietary Edge-Tech™ support foam to strengthen the edge support.
1″ High-Density Foam
The bottom layer in the Nolah Evolution provides support for the coils to compress into and adds life to the mattress.
Nolah Evolution 15" Sleep Tests
Everything we felt in one box
|Firmness||Temperature||Maintenance||Sleeping Style||Bed Base|
The Nolah Evolution 15 is right in the middle of the firmness scale. Neither soft, nor hard, it is perfectly comfortable and can work really well for couples with different sleeping styles and firmness preferences. The top 4 inches of foam provide soft contouring and are reinforced with 2 inches of high-resilience foam that prevent the feeling of being stuck, and further down by the 8 inches of coils that bring strong core support to the body.
The Nolah Evolution sleeps incredibly cool. Its layers of foam are engineered to maintain a cool temperature. Their purpose is to wick away the heat emitted by your body and to channel it down into its foam and outward through the AirBreath™ Heat Escape Gusset. We felt cool throughout the night and at no point did it feel like heat was trapped underneath or around our bodies.
The cover of the Nolah Evolution 15" mattress cannot be washed. You can spot clean the mattress with mild detergent, clear water, and a cloth. Try blotting the stain, instead of rubbing it.
The Nolah Evolution is a little piece of luxury for side sleepers. If this is you, you will get deep pressure relief in the hip and shoulder areas from the AirFoam™, as well as some extra relief from the tri-zoned coils, that are designed to adapt to the shape of your body. The back sleepers preferring a softer mattress, will also find comfort in the Nolah Evolution 15. The slight sink in the waist area will be comfortable, unless you are above 220 lbs, in which case a firmer mattress (Nolah Signature) might work better. The Nolah Evolution is too soft for stomach sleepers, and the Nolah Signature's Firm side would be a better option.
The Nolah Evolution hybrid mattress can be laid on any flat surface: flat platform beds, slatted beds, boxsprings or foundation, adjustable beds, or even the ground.
Soft —————- Firm
Hot —————- Cool
Non-Washable – Washable
Nolah Evolution 15" Prices & Discounts
Nolah has outdone itself with the Evolution Hybrid mattress. They have come up with a truly luxurious foam / coil combo at a very fair price for the quality.
Make sure to click “SHOW CODE” above to claim the deepest discounts and an exclusive coupon for an extra $50 OFF your order $800+!
Price List updated: February 2021 – PRE-DISCOUNTED PRICES (current 2021 discount are up to $800 OFF + 2 FREE pillows) + $50 with our exclusive coupon code)
Detailed Nolah Evolution 15" Review Conclusion
Nolah is knocking it out of the park with their latest mattress, and first hybrid – the Nolah Evolution 15.
It is 15 inches of engineered cool sleep and deep pressure relief. With 4 patented materials, it is the perfect sleeping partner for the side sleepers who sleep hot at night. It provides hip and shoulder relief through its 6 top inches of foam and tri-zoned coils.
The Nolah Evolution is an excellent option for couples with different sleeping styles, combo sleepers who end up on their backs and heavier folks, thanks to its extra edge support that prevents sagging and makes getting in and out of bed easy by sitting on the side of the mattress.
Why don’t we look at how all of the pieces come together in the Nolah Evolution 15″ and what that means for your rest and sleeping experience.
Find all of our Nolah reviews HERE.
Who Is Nolah?
Nolah calls itself a “sleep technology company.” It is an online bed-in-a-box company that launched in 2015. All of their products are designed in Denver, CO, and made in the USA. Yet, they are able to keep their prices down and pass on their savings to their consumers – you!
Nolah’s aim is to create tomorrow’s mattress. After realizing that latex was invented in the 1920’s and that the memory foam we still use in mattresses today, had not evolved since the 1970’s, they decided to design a superior mattress by leveraging the latest technologies.
AirFoam™ was born. The Nolah AirFoam™ is 100% temperature neutral, as it does not contain viscoelastic chemicals commonly found in memory foam. It sleeps so cool that it does not require the use of cooling gels in its layers, and has been scientifically-proven to be more durable and provide more pressure relief than its older sister, the memory foam.
Lastly, Nolah cuts the middle man and truly passes on the savings to its buyers, with all Nolah Original 10″ mattresses well below $1,000 after discount and Signature 12″ mattresses in the low to mid-$1,000 range in larger sizes, it has come out with a luxury hybrid mattress in November 2020, priced in the mid-$1,000 range after discounts.
What Is Inside The Nolah Evolution 15"?
The Nolah Evolution is made of 5 layers and uses 4 patented materials – all engineered to work with one another and keep you cool at night, while deeply releasing those pressure points and leaving you rested and rejuvenated after your night of sleep. So what’s truly hiding inside the Nolah Evolution?
The mattress cover is made of a proprietary fiber with high thermal conductivity. The 2 inches of ArcticTex™ draws the excess heat emitted by your resting body and distributes it down and outward to create a cool and comfortable sleep.
That top layer provides a soft sleeping surface, reminiscent of the luxury hotel pillow tops. It is quilted, and I personally think that the grey tones give it a luxurious and modern feel. Its perimeter is covered with a 2″ AirBreath™ Heat Escape Gusset, which further helps the heat exit the top layer of the Nolah Evolution.
Below that, come 2 inches of Nolah’s very own, and improved, AirFoam™! In the Nolah Evolution, the Nolah AirFoam™ is infused with graphite, the material responsible for accelerating the AirFoam™’s cooling properties. The AirFoam™ is also known for its deep pressure-relief properties, amazing for side sleepers who need that extra gentle sink around the hips and shoulders. Those 2 inches provide mild and comfortable contouring and are supported by the third layer of foam.
The 2 inches of high-resilience foam below, bring a highly responsive transition layer to prevent the body from feeling stuck in the upper foam layers. It also gently eases the sleeper into the coil layer.
Those coils are 8 inches deep and divided into 3 zones to intensify the pressure relief. They allow air to flow through the mattress, cooling the upper foam layers, while nearly canceling all motion transfer.
Lastly, the bottom-most layer is 1 inch of high-density foam that give a gentle base for the coils to compress into, while adding life to the Nolah Evolution.
How Does The Nolah Evolution 15" Sleep?
The Nolah Evolution mattress sleeps in the middle of the firmness range. We are ranking it between a 5 and 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale. For a firmer option, look into the Nolah Signature‘s Firm side. The Nolah Signature’s Soft side and the Nolah Original 10″ will be softer options.
I highly recommend the Nolah Evolution Hybrid mattress to side sleepers. It provides wonderful pressure relief in the areas important to side sleepers – hips and shoulders. The spinal alignment is respected by the strong and zoned support provided by the coils.
Back sleepers and combo sleepers will also find a great option in the Nolah Evolution. On the softer side for that group of sleepers, they are still getting excellent support from the responsive high-resilience foam and the 8 inches of coils.
The Nolah Evolution 15 does not require the use of any cooling gel, plugged-in mechanism, or harsh chemicals, to provide a consistent night of cool sleep.
The original Nolah AirFoam™ is infused with graphite to enhance its cooling properties. The euro top cover uses a proprietary fiber that further and more efficiently conducts the heat away from the body, and the coils allow cool air to flow through the mattress and up to the upper foam.
You can expect the Nolah Evolution to sleep cool throughout the night, even in hot climates.
The Nolah Evolution reacted incredibly well to motion transfer. I do not expect a partner to wake you up at night from his/her movements. The foams and coils did a great job at isolating the motion.
How Do I Care For The Nolah Evolution 15" Mattress?
The cover of the Nolah Evolution is not removable and cannot be thrown in the washing machine. The best way to tend to a stain is to use water, a mild detergent, and blot the stain with a cloth. Do not rub the stain as you’d risk making it larger. A gentle blot on fresh stains should help you clean them up.
How Does The Nolah's Return Policy Work?
While some might criticize Nolah’s return policy, I think it is a smart one. Getting used to a new mattress can take some time, especially if you switch to foam from a previous pillow-top for example.
Nolah has a 120-night at-home sleep trial. In other words, it allows free returns within 120 days if you are unhappy with your Nolah Evolution mattress. But returns aren’t allowed until after you have passed a 30-night testing period. Nolah asks that you give their mattress a full night of sleep before returning it, and I agree that it could take a couple of weeks for your body to adapt to a new sleeping shape.
If, after 30 days, you are still unhappy or uncomfortable with your Nolah mattress, you have until 120 days to return it, free of charge, no questions asked.
|The PLUSES||The MINUSES|
Nolah sent us this Nolah Evolution 15 for testing purposes. This review is not sponsored and all opinions expressed in this review are my own.
No, but fortunately it has a sleep trial so you can test it at home for 120 nights!
Nolah’s mattresses are 100% made in the USA
Yes, Nolah makes 2 all-foam mattresses: the Nolah Original 10″ with 10 inches of foam, and the flippable Nolah Signature 12″ with 12 inches of foam.
Yes, Nolah sells pillows, mattress protectors, and cotton sheets