Fern Green Mattress Review
The Fern Green Mattress is an outstanding mattress in a box option that is high quality, versatile, and environmentally friendly. It is made from 100% natural latex, and is free from industrial chemicals and synthetic foams.
The standard mattress offers both a firm and a medium version, and each can be selected by simply flipping the mattress over. Fern Earth also offers the ‘Fern Green Mattress Topper’, which can be purchased to create a plush (softer) version of the mattress. Aesthetically, the mattress gives off a very ‘natural’ vibe which was no doubt intended based on Fern Earth’s philosophy around nature and the environment.
The firm version has excellent spinal support, with no signs of sagging or dipping. It has an authentic, subtle bounce to it with nice pressure relief. A very nice feel for a firm version and certainly isn’t hard or uncomfortable.
The medium version version feels very comfortable and has a lovely mix of pressure relief and support. As you would expect, it has a bit more ‘give’ than the firm version, but spinal support is still excellent. As with the firm version, it feels well balanced and isn’t overly bouncy like some other latex products we have tested.
The plush version (which requires the mattress topper) feels beautifully comfortable and luxurious. The topper is a must if you prefer your mattress a bit softer. It has that ‘cloud-like’ feel with very nice pressure relief and it moulds to the body very nicely.
Overall build quality is superb. It has a relatively low height (23cms) but the topper will increase the height to about 28cms. The top layer made from organic cotton, feels light, cool, and well-ventilated. The 100% natural latex forms a stable core, and it’s open cell structure provides good cooling and ventilation. Edge support is very good for a non-spring mattress. The mattress also comes with a market leading 25 year warranty, a strong indication of Fern Earth’s confidence in its durability.
The mattress is quite heavy and tricky to manoeuvre, so you may need two people to flip it over. Having said that, the mattress has two strong handles on each side to help with any flipping or rotating.
The Fern Green Mattress is based around nature and an environmentally friendly construction. This aside, it is still one of the best mattress in a box products we have tested. If you’re after an excellent mattress that’s made from all natural materials, this is likely your best bet.
*Please note mattress in a box products are reviewed in comparison with other mattress in a box products. Their ratings should not be compared with our ratings of mattresses in retail outlets.
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Recommended Retail Prices
King Fern Mattress: $1299 (+ $429 for the Plush Topper)
Queen Fern Mattress: $1149 (+ $389 for the Plush Topper)
Double Fern Mattress: $1049 (+ $349 for the Plush Topper)
King Single Fern Mattress : $949 (+ $319 for the Plush Topper)
Single Fern Mattress: $848 (+ $299 for the Plush Topper)
Height mattress : 23cm
Height Mattress with Mattress Topper: 28cm
Standard Mattress: Gentle Medium (top side) or Firm (bottom side)
Mattress with Mattress Topper: Luxury Plush | Featuring a Natural, Handcrafted Mattress Topper
FERN GREEN MATTRESS
Our natural mattress features 100% natural latex rubber, certified organic cotton and two firmness levels (medium and firm) on either side of the mattress. Contains 3 premium layers: no polyurethane foams or harmful materials are used.
The Green Mattress Topper is made with Natural Latex and Certified GOTS Organic Cotton. Gives an additional 5cm of plush natural latex for added pressure relief & eco-luxury. The perfect match.
MOTHER NATURE’S FINEST:
The Fern Green Mattress is made with natural and organic materials, including eco-INSTITUT certified, 100% natural Dunlop latex from tree-tapped and sustainable sources; and GOTS certified organic cotton. Our non-toxic green bed combines the finest natural cushioning with perfect back support and extended durability. We even use natural latex glue to keep our 3 mattress layers together!
NATURAL LATEX RUBBER
Fern mattresses feature 100% natural Dunlop latex rubber foam, made from sustainably harvested sources. It’s an eco-friendly, high-performance material, offering resilience, durability, and temperature control that far exceeds synthetic, blended or petroleum-based polyurethane foams.
NATURAL LATEX GLUE
In order to keep our whole mattress natural and chemical free; we use natural latex to create a unique latex glue that is not only adhesive, but also chemical free. All 3 premium mattress layers in the Fern mattress are kept together with this strong glue, making it one of the most natural mattresses in the world.
CERTIFIED ORGANIC COTTON
Our luxurious, handmade mattress covers are made with premium, certified organic cotton — one of the softest, most breathable and most comfortable fabrics available. It’s cool, wicks moisture and, better still, boasts the most stringent Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Certification.
Our standard mattress :
With two different firmness levels, our standard Fern Green Mattress is Australia’s best pick for affordable eco-luxury. At 23cm thick, it delivers your choice of firmness, comfort and support to create a natural and unique sleeping environment. It is ideal for both back and stomach sleepers. Of course, if you ever want additional luxury comfort and thickness, you can get a Fern Green mattress topper at any time.
Our optional mattress topper :
For a luxury-plush feel, you can upgrade your green mattress with a plush mattress topper, filled with an additional 5cm layer of 100% natural Dunlop latex rubber foam. Made to provide extra pressure relief and to give you a softer, more cloud-like comfort. At 28cm thickness, it’s ideal for side and back sleepers, athletes, and those wanting a more luxurious feel. If you feel pains and stress from firm mattresses, this is a match made in heaven.
LATEX VS MEMORY FOAM
Latex is the future of healthy sleep.
More natural than it’s competitor, memory foam, our natural latex is made using only clean rubber sap that has been washed in fresh river water. In truth, memory foam is made to be warm; it is often used as insulation due to its heat-retaining abilities and uses your body heat to activate it’s compression capabilities. Whereas our latex has hundreds of pin holes to allow for easy airflow and cool sleeping. On average latex mattresses have 3-5 times less returns than memory foam mattresses. Latex has a 1-2% return rate compared to a 5-6% return rate with memory foam mattresses!
TWO FIRMNESS LEVELS
We have engineered the Fern Mattress so that there are 2 carefully selected firmness levels on the mattress for you to choose from. These firmness levels have been designed to suit your comfort preference no matter who you are.. just flip your mattress. On the top side of the mattress there is a gentle medium comfort level (M symbol), and the bottom side has a firm comfort level (F symbol). The gentle medium is most suited for side sleepers, and the firm is most suited to back sleepers. Take your pick.
Two upholstered handles adorn both side panels of the mattress, hand-sewn for a tight fit. (Many foam mattresses don’t even have handles.) Our handles will help you manage the movement of your latex mattress with greater ease. This makes swapping firmness levels hassle-free when flipping your Fern mattress.
Our aim was to make sure that our natural mattress provided the most luxurious comfort possible, by using the most perfect natural latex foam and comfiest organic fabric available. After many months of intense research and development, we were able to create a product that combined the highest performance, texture and aesthetic standardsinto one product. Our aim has been achieved and now you can sleep on your Fern Green Mattress knowing that you are spending a third of your life on the most natural, comfortable mattress possible.
SAFE & NON-TOXIC
Our manufacturer’s latex is certified by the eco-INSTITUT in Cologne, Germany, to be free from volatile organic compounds (VOCs), persistent organic compounds, heavy metals, pesticides, formaldehyde and phthalates. Our fabric cover uses Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified cotton. And there are NO petroleum-based polyurethane foams, NO memory foams, NO chemical adhesives between the comfort layers, NO chemical fire retardants and NO ozone-depleting substances used.
BUILT FOR DURABILITY
Every Fern Mattress has received an LGA Certification. The LGA Certification is administered in Cologne, Germany, and tests the functional performance for domestic use of a mattress. The test is conducted by putting 150 kg of force on the mattress and stroking the mattress 60,000 times. This test is meant to simulate, more than adequately, the normal domestic usage of a mattress. The passing grade for this certification is 50/100, and our Fern mattress has proven it’s quality and resilience by achieving a score of 99 points out of 100!
Additional specs :
Single: 92 x 187 x 23cm (30 kg) | King Single: 106 x 203 x 23cm (36 kg) | Double: 138 x 188 x 23cm (42 kg) |
Queen: 153 x 203 x 23cm (50 kg) | King: 183 x 203 x 23cm (60 kg)
100% Natural Dunlop Latex
We use Dunlop latex in our mattresses because it is more eco-friendly than Talalay latex, which requires more processing. Our Dunlop latex is sourced from some of the world’s most eco-friendly and sustainable sources in Sri Lanka, and is eco-INSTITUT® certified (tested for hazardous materials and substances) by our latex manufacturer. Dunlop latex is naturally antimicrobial, cooler than memory foam, and also more durable than Talalay latex. On our standard Fern Green mattress, we use three seamless layers of Dunlop latex — 5cm in the top comfort layer (gentle medium), a 10cm layer in the middle as a support core (base), and 5cm in the bottom comfort layer (firm). On the Fern mattress with the optional mattress topper, you get superior soft comfort with an additional 5cm of soft latex thickness onto the top comfort layer (luxury plush), and the option to remove this at any required time. No blended or synthetic latex is used, there are no chemical fire retardants in any component of the latex cores, only 100% natural latex.
Natural Latex Glue
In order to keep our whole mattress natural and chemical free; we use eco-INSTITUT® certified natural latex to create a unique latex glue. This latex glue is very adhesive and passes the test of time, while remaining natural and chemical free. All 3 premium mattress layers in the Fern mattress are kept together with this strong glue, making it one of the most natural mattresses in the world. There are no chemical adhesives used between any of the comfort layers.
Certified Organic Cotton Cover
For a luxurious and premium finish, we use a breathable organic cotton / poly-blend with high density threading (350gsm) in a soft, natural colour. This organic cotton fabric is GOTS-certified (the most stringent organic textile certification) by our supplier and provides 3cm in thickness to the Fern mattress. The mattress includes hand-stitched tape edges (double stitched) to prevent tearing at the fabric corners and heavy-duty reinforced handles to ensure that the mobility of the mattress is much more manageable.