It’s official. The mattress in a box craze is taking Australia by storm. With 32 mattress in a box companies currently operating in Australia, consumers are spoilt for choice. It seems affordability and convenience are the main reasons why so many Australians are opting for ordering a new mattress online. Many are under $1000 and are delivered to your door in a compact box, which removes the time consuming ‘store to store’ shopping and pushy salespeople. The table below compares the current market in terms of price, trial period, and warranty periods:
It gives us great pleasure to announce Australia’s Top 5 Mattresses in a Box for 2017-18, including the winner of Australia’s ‘Best Mattress in a Box’ award. Here we go!
The Simba Hybrid Mattress was recently awarded ‘2018 Product of the Year’ by Kantar TNS, one of the largest market research agencies in the world. This mattress is very comfortable and luxurious and is perfect for those who prefer a softer more plush feel to their mattress. It has a sophisticated spring and foam combination inside, hence the name ‘hybrid‘. It is more expensive ($1199 for a queen size) than the average mattress in a box in Australia (around $990) but the price is somewhat reasonable when you consider the quality and unique soft and supportive feel. And with a 100 night trial period, it’s definitely worth a try! To see our full review of the Simba Hybrid Mattress, click here.
The Sleep & Co Hybrid Mattress has a comfortable top layer which also supports the spine very nicely. Interestingly, the Sleep & Co Hybrid Mattress is only one of only a few mattress in a box products that contains an inner spring system. This spring system provides very good spinal support and partner disturbance is minimal. Based on the quality of the mattress, and its beautiful mix of comfort and support, it presents good value for money at $1099, which can be reduced by $200 with a Bedbuyer coupon code. Overall one of the best mattress in a box products currently on the market. Sleep & Co also make a firmer, memory foam mattress which is also a good one. To see our full review on the Sleep & Co Hybrid Mattress, click here.
The Avatar Mattress is a strong contender in the mattress in a box market. The top layers of latex and memory foam are firm but still comfortable, and the top layer supports the spine very well. Build quality is not particularly sophisticated in comparison to some other mattress in a box products but this is made up for by the outstanding value for money that the Avatar mattress offers – just $699 and well below the market average of $990. To see our full review on the Avatar Mattress, click here.
The 624 Mattress is one of the the best quality products in the mattress in a box market. The quality of the materials used and the versatility in offering different sleeping surfaces make it a serious contender as one of the best mattress in a box products available in Australia. You can adjust the firmness level by flipping the top foam layer over, from a ‘6’ firmness (the firmer version) or to a ‘4’ (the softer version). Spinal support is excellent, particularly in the 4 version, and although there is some partner disturbance, for $799, this is as good a value mattress in a box that you will find. To see our full review on the 624 Mattress, that includes a video review, click here.
It gives us great pleasure to announce the winner of Australia’s ‘Best Mattress in Box’ for 2017-18, the Eva Mattress. In short, the Eva Mattress is a fantastic ‘all-rounder’ at an excellent price. It is comfortable, supportive, and build quality is outstanding for a mattress in a box. We were very comfortable awarding the Eva Mattress as the premier mattress in a box currently on the market.
Interestingly, the Eva Mattress is only one of several mattress in a box products (out of twenty-six) that contains a pocket spring system. On top of the 5 zone pocket springs sits a rather sophisticated comfort layer of Memory Foam, Latex, Micro Springs, and a High Density Foam. As we mentioned, this provides good spinal support, and also makes the Eva mattress very comfortable, with a spring-based feel similar to other more expensive mattresses.
The Eva Mattress stands up solidly in all five categories – comfort, spinal support, build quality, partner disturbance, and especially value for money. Its retail price listing is currently $850, and with a $100 coupon code, this comes down to $750 – which is well below the market average of $990. Not to mention its solid 120 night trial period and 12 year warranty. Congratulations to the Eva Mattress – a deserving winner in 2017-18! To read the full review of the Eva Mattress which includes a video review, click here.
With so many mattress in a box products on the market, choosing a top 5 was a hard task so we thought we would include a few ‘honourable mentions’ that could have easily have made our top 5.
The Naptime Mattress is outstanding value for money and is a very good mattress in a box product. The top memory foam layer is comfortable and supportive. It absorbs body weight very evenly and spinal support is maintained well in all sleeping positions. Partner disturbance seems minimal. The outer cover doesn’t seem as durable as some of the other mattress in a box products we have tested but for the price ($600 for a queen) this is one of the best value mattresses available in Australia. To see our full review of the Naptime Mattress, click here.
The Koala Mattress is a very comfortable, good quality mattress that is possibly the most popular mattress in a box product currently in Australia. The top layer has a slightly bouncy and rubbery feel to it, and it offers decent spinal support. You won’t have too much trouble with a restless partner either – partner disturbance is very minimal. The current listing for a queen-sized Koala Mattress is $1050. The average price of all 32 mattress in a box products in Australia is $990, making the Koala mattress slightly above average in cost, but based on the quality of the mattress, it still presents good value for money in context of other products in the market. To see our full review on the Koala Mattress which includes a video review, click here.
The Onebed Mattress is a very good quality mattress in a box product. The top layer feels firm and dense and provides good spinal support. The latex top layer still manages to absorb body weight well, so the mattress is still nice and comfortable. Partner disturbance is quite minimal and for a springless mattress, the build quality is very good. If you like a firm, supportive mattress at a reasonable price, the Onebed mattress should definitely be considered. And with a 125 night trial, you’ve got nothing to lose. To see our full review of the Onebed Mattress, click here.
Australia’s Best Mattresses in a Box on the firmness scale!
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