Emma Comfort Mattress Review
The Emma Comfort Mattress is a practical, well priced mattress. It contains a simple but effective foam construction, and has a 10 year warranty.
The Emma Comfort Mattress forms part of the Emma’s mattress range that also includes the Emma Diamond Hybrid Mattress. It is worth noting here that the Emma Comfort Mattress was released in September 2021, and is the replacement for the (now discontinued) Emma Original Mattress.
Purchase and delivery
As with other mattress in a box options, the Emma Comfort Mattress can be conveniently ordered online (through the Emma website) and it will arrive at your door in a box (see delivery times in the ‘Delivery’ section further down). Delivery is free, and our box arrived in good condition.
The Emma Comfort Mattress was relatively easy to remove from its packaging. As usual though, we recommend having two people available to unpack a mattress in a box.
Unpacking the Emma Comfort Mattress should only take 5-10 minutes, and we allowed it to decompress for 48 hours before testing.
Even after 48 hours though, we still found that the corners of our mattress had not decompressed properly. This problem was resolved by unzipping the cover for a few hours to allow the corners to open up.
The mattress comes with a handy cutting tool, as well as a neat product booklet that includes useful information about the product.
Aesthetically, the Emma Comfort Mattress has a modern, stylish look. It uses a grey and white colour theme with a blue brand label on the side.
Comfort and support
The Emma Comfort Mattress uses a ‘Fresh Air Comfort Cover’ that is designed to prevent the mattress from sliding. This cover feels well ventilated and should help to regulate temperature.
This cover sits over a layer of Airgocell® Foam. This foam layer is designed to not only minimise moisture, but also to reduce motion transfer as well. This comfort layer feels rather dense and spongy, and absorbs body weight evenly.
The mattress should suit most back sleepers, but it would likely also accommodate side sleepers and stomach sleepers. Understandably though, its suitability will vary between individuals.
Based on our testing, our team rated it as a ‘medium-firm’ feel and an 7.5 / 10 on the firmness scale (with 10 being the firmest).
Please note that our firmness ratings are just a guide and they do not necessarily relate to comfort. Furthermore, our firmness ratings are assigned based on Bedbuyer’s testing process and these may differ from firmness ratings given by individual companies.
You can ‘soften’ this mattress by using the Emma Flip Topper (sold separately). This topper has a firm and soft side, so you can choose the firmness level that suits you best.
The main support section of the Emma Comfort Mattress is made up of Emma’s HRX Foam. Like some innerspring systems, this layer contains several zones that help to accommodate the hip and shoulder.
Although we found it difficult to detect the different mattress support zones, the Emma Comfort Mattress offers good back support and feels reasonably stable and balanced.
The Emma Comfort Mattress doesn’t have the natural bounce and responsiveness of many innerspring mattresses. In basic terms, this means that changing sleep positions (and intimate activities) may be easier on other mattresses.
Please note that our responsiveness scales are just a guide and preferred responsiveness levels will vary between individuals. It’s worth noting also that innerspring mattresses are generally more responsive than foam mattresses.
The finer details
At just 29 kgs (Queen size) the Emma Comfort Mattress is noticeably light. This makes it easy to carry and also easy to change the bed sheets, which can be quite difficult with heavier mattresses.
As a comparison, other ‘full-foam’ mattresses like the New Koala Mattress (35 kgs) and the Ergoflex Mattress (39 kgs) are significantly heavier. The Eva Mattress (which uses pocket springs) weighs 55 kgs.
The relative light weight of the Emma Comfort Mattress doesn’t compromise spinal support or general stability. This is an impressive feature of this mattress, and is appealing to those who desire a light-weight, supportive mattress.
At just 29 kgs (Queen size) the Emma Comfort Mattress is noticeably light.
Edge support is surprisingly good (considering it is a foam mattress). As such, most users should be able to use most of the entire mattress surface without falling off the edge. The Emma Comfort Mattress comes with practical side handles, making it easy to carry.
The Fresh Air Comfort Cover is removable and washable. It is easy to remove, and the top cover can be machine washed every 4 weeks (at 60°C). As you can imagine, this allows you to keep your mattress clean and hygienic and is a big selling point for this mattress.
It’s worth noting here that the Emma Comfort Mattress comes with a solid 100 night trial period and a 10 year warranty.
What bed base should I use?
As with most mattresses, we recommend the Emma Comfort Mattress to be used with a solid bed frame (such as the Sleep Republic Pro Base), or a solid ensemble base (with the slats no longer than 8 cm apart).
A bed frame (with flexible slats) may still be adequate, but again, we strongly recommend that the distance between each slat is less than 8 cm. Use of an unsupportive mattress foundation will usually void the mattress warranty.
Furthermore, we do not recommend the Emma Comfort Mattress to be used with an adjustable (electric) bed base as this may also void the warranty. Here is our full list of mattresses that are compatible with an adjustable bed base.
It’s worth noting here that mattress firmness, performance, and durability will vary with different bed bases.
This mattress is available in 5 sizes (king, queen, double, king single, and single size) so it should accommodate most sleeping situations. Here are Australia’s standard bed (mattress) sizes in 2021.
The Emma Comfort Mattress is a respectable foam mattress that offers great value. Its foam components combine nicely, and and its light weight makes it easy to carry.
Bedbuyer’s rating: 4 / 5
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Value for Money
Did you know? The Emma Comfort Mattress made it into Australia’s Top 12 Mattress in a Box in 2021.
If you have any questions about this mattress, comment below or please contact us.
In a nutshell 🥜
- Medium-firm feel
- Foam construction
- Great value
- 100 night free trial
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Recommended Retail Prices Special Bedbuyer Prices*
Recommended Retail Prices
Special Bedbuyer Prices*
You will receive your mattress in 1-3 business days for metro areas and 5-10 business days for rural areas.
However, recent COVID based restrictions may have affected our ability to deliver our items to you. Check out our delivery notice for more information.
You can also choose to schedule your delivery for a different date, just add a note upon ordering.
Specifications – Emma Comfort Mattress
- Weight of mattress: 29 kgs (Queen Mattress)
- Mattress Height: 25cm
- Country of Origin : TBC
We know how much you loved the Emma Original Mattress. Now, we’ve developed a mattress specifically designed to optimise an Aussie’s entire sleep experience to ensure full body support from head to toe and the perfect night’s sleep all year round, keeping you cool during a hot Aussie summer’s night and warm during the cooler winter months.
We wanted to know what Aussie’s thought of the Europe’s most-awarded mattress, so we asked. Your valuable feedback inspired our dedicated design team to develop an improved Emma mattress specifically for Australian sleepers. Australia spoke. And Emma listened. Introducing the Emma Comfort.
- Softer comfort layers. Adapts perfectly to your individual body shape.
- Stronger support. Provides optimal back, hip, and spinal alignment.
- 100% breathable. Keeps moisture out so you stay dry and comfortable.
- Zero motion transfer. You won’t feel movement from the other side of the bed.
- Enhanced durability. Your mattress will last for years of great sleep to come.
Emma Mattress: Construction
Fresh Air Comfort Cover
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100 Night Trial
Emma Mattress – 10 Year Warranty
Free Delivery & Returns
The Emma Mattress is suitable for an adjustable bed base but it is not recommended that the angle of the bed base is positioned more than 45 degrees.