Fern Mattress Review
The Fern 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 Fern mattress offers both a firm and a medium version, and each can be selected by simply flipping the mattress over. Fern also offers the ‘Fern 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’s philosophy around nature and the environment.
The Fern Mattress is high quality, versatile, and environmentally friendly.
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 purchase of the optional 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 (22 cm) but the topper will increase the height to about 27 cm. The top layer made from organic cotton, feels light, cool, and well-ventilated. The 100% natural latex forms a stable core, and its 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 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. Here are our ratings for each category:
Comfort Spinal Support Build Quality Partner Disturbance Value for Money
In a nutshell 🥜
The Fern Mattress is a 100% latex mattress, made from premium latex sourced from Sri Lanka. It is well certified as non-toxic, comes with a 100 night free trial, and can be ordered online as a ‘mattress in a box’.
Recommended Retail Prices
King Fern Mattress: $1399 (+ $489 for the Plush Topper)
Queen Fern Mattress: $1249 (+ $439 for the Plush Topper)
Double Fern Mattress: $1149 (+ $409 for the Plush Topper)
King Single Fern Mattress: $999 (+ $369 for the Plush Topper)
Long Single Fern Mattress: $949 (+ $359 for the Plush Topper)
Single Fern Mattress: $849 (+ $349 for the Plush Topper)
For items that are in stock – all Mattress Toppers, Pillows and Mattresses will generally ship out within 1-2 business days unless mentioned otherwise by our support team. Your products will be delivered within 7-15 business days after they have been shipped out (this is subject to change and will be discussed with you via email if there are any unexpected delays). If you require a signature upon delivery, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will have this added to your order. Please feel free to enquire with us about estimated shipping time of specific items before ordering. We will do our best to accommodate specific shipping requests, simply send an email with the details of your request included. You will receive a text message with the shipment tracking number when a label has been created for your shipment.
Pick up (Free) is available from Fern Earth VIC in Oakleigh South.
Certifications – Fern Mattress
Oeko-Tex Class 1 certified.
GOTS Certified Cotton.
Specifications – Fern Mattress
Standard Mattress: 22cm / Mattress with Mattress Topper: 27cm
Weight: 50kgs (Queen mattress)
Weight limit: 350 kgs (Queen)
Country of Manufacture: Sri Lanka
Standard Mattress: Gentle Medium (top side) or Firm (bottom side)
Mattress with Mattress Topper: Luxury Plush | Featuring a Natural, Handcrafted Mattress Topper
Our products are handmade in our fully owned fabrication factory where we take care to produce the highest quality, most natural and luxurious products possible. The Fern Mattress is made with eco-INSTITUT and Oeko-Tex Class 1 certified, 100% natural Dunlop latex from tree-tapped and sustainable sources; GOTS certified organic cotton fabric and organic cotton wadding. These are the world’s leading independent emissions and material testing bodies, meaning our mattress meets some of the most rigorous natural standards.
Our non-toxic mattress contains only natural latex from Sri Lanka which provides some of the highest quality latex in the world… No synthetic latex, and no usage of common polyurethane and memory foams which can cause off-gassing. Natural latex is a natural resource with physical performance properties that far surpass memory foam and synthetic latex, providing the finest in natural cushioning together with perfect back support and extended durability. We even use natural latex glue to keep our 3 mattress layers together!
Fern Mattress – 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.
Fern Mattress – 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.
Fern Mattress- 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.
With two different firmness levels, our standard Fern Mattress is Australia’s best pick for affordable eco-luxury. At 22cm 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 mattress topper at any time.
Optional Fern Mattress topper :
For a luxury-plush feel, you can upgrade your 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 27cm 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 its 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!
3 FIRMNESS LEVELS IN 1 MATTRESS
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.
For a luxury-plush feel, you can upgrade your Fern mattress with a plush mattress topper, filled with an additional 5cm layer of 100% natural Dunlop latex rubber foam which the most customers prefer.
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 standards into one product. Our aim has been achieved and now you can sleep on your Fern Mattress knowing that you are spending a third of your life on the most natural, comfortable mattress possible.
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!
OUR MATTRESS SPECS
Single: 92 x 188 (30 kg)
Long Single: 92 x 203 (33 kg)
King Single: 107 x 203 (36 kg)
Double: 138 x 188 (42 kg)
Queen: 153 x 203 (50 kg)
King: 183 x 203 (60 kg)
Standard Fern Mattress: Gentle Medium (top side) or Firm (bottom side)
Fern Mattress with Mattress Topper: Luxury Plush featuring a Natural, Handcrafted Mattress Topper
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 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.
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 free of harmful chemicals. It is comprised of the same compounds used within our natural latex core layers, with rubber sap being the primary component.
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.
For a luxurious and premium finish, we use a breathable organic cotton / poly-blend with high density threading in a soft, natural colour. The surface fabric is 100% organic cotton keeping you directly in touch with only organic cotton fabric and the backing layer is polyester to maintain durability of the fabric. The fabric has been selected with a special request to remove any chemical bleaches, washes, dyes or patterns which are normally present in all mattress fabrics. This organic cotton fabric is GOTS-certified (the most stringent organic textile certification) by our supplier and provides 2cm 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.
We use 100% organic cotton wadding to quilt together with our organic cotton fabric in order to give a luxury quilted cover for best comfort and extended durability. The organic cotton wadding is not chemically treated and chemicals are not used during the processing, leaving a natural creamy colour. This organic cotton wadding is GOTS-certified (the most stringent organic textile certification) and we receive transaction certificates for all of our material from our supplier.
The majority of quilted fabrics use polyester wadding together with their fabric, and as such our 100% organic cotton wadding in comparison offers the real luxury experience. We proudly source only the highest quality materials available and are confident you will feel this in your natural sleep experience. This material is perfectly suited for a natural mattress and allows for luxury comfort and breathability – the best of both worlds.
Finance Options – Fern Mattress