Onebed Original Mattress Review
The Onebed Original Mattress is a ‘firm and dense’ feeling mattress that uses a combination of foams and latex. Its customisation feature allows you to select 3 different firmness options to suit your preference.
Purchase and delivery
As with other mattress in a box products, the Onebed Original Mattress can be simply ordered online, and it will arrive at your door in a compact box (see prices below). Delivery times are fast, and the box arrived in excellent condition. We allowed it to decompress for 24 hours before we started our testing.
The mattress presents with a simple and modern vibe. It uses a white and blue colour combination along with a brand name tag.
Mattress construction and customisation
The cover of this mattress consists of a woven polyester cover that feels soft and thick. It is also removable and washable, making it easy to keep clean. This cover sits over a comfort layer of Dunlop latex and high density memory foam.
As we mentioned earlier, the Onebed Original Mattress is ‘customisable’, meaning that you can adjust the firmness of the mattress by switching these latex and memory foam layers. This is demonstrated nicely in Onebed’s video below:
The ‘default’ configuration that the mattress arrives in (latex on top) feels firm and dense, but still seems to absorbs body weight smoothly. If you prefer a slightly more soft and spongy feel, the configuration with memory foam on top is the one to go for.
Switching the foam layers may require two people, especially in larger mattress sizes (queen and king). The zip mechanism is reasonable strong and each comfort layer has a protective covering of fabric, reducing the friction between layers.
Comfort and support
Although each configuration ‘feels’ slightly different, in terms of ‘firmness’ we didn’t really detect much difference. Both versions lack the responsiveness of ‘spring’ mattress in a box products, (e.g. the Onebed X Mattress) and generally speaking, this mattress is not as comfortable as many of its competitors.
All configurations should suit most back sleepers, but they may also suit side sleepers and stomach sleepers. As you would expect though, this suitability will vary between individuals.
Our team rated the configuration with latex on top as a ‘firm’ feel and an 8 / 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.
Latex on top
Our team also rated the configuration with memory foam on top as a ‘firm’ feel and an 8 / 10 on the firmness scale (with 10 being the firmest):
Memory foam on top
The main support structure of the Onebed Original Mattress is an 18cm deep layer of high density polyurethane foam. This base layer is relatively light in weight, but still feels sturdy. This base layer can also be placed on the top layer to give a third firmness option.
We rated this configuration as a ‘firm’ feel and an 9 / 10 on the firmness scale (with 10 being the firmest):
Base layer on top
The Onebed Original Mattress offers good spinal support in all configurations, and we didn’t notice any obvious sinking or dipping.
This 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
Overall build quality is reasonable, but it doesn’t have the refinement of other products in this category. It doesn’t have side handles (to assist with carrying) but with that said, edge support is good for a foam mattress.
The Onebed Original Mattress offers good spinal support in all configurations.
It’s also worth noting that the Onebed Original Mattress comes with an impressive 125 night trial period and a 15 year warranty.
What bed base should I use?
As with most mattresses, we recommend the Onebed Original 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 Onebed Original Mattress to be used with an adjustable (electric) bed base as this will 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.
The Onebed Original Mattress is available in 6 sizes (king, queen, double, king single, long single, and single size) so it should accommodate most bedroom arrangements.
Here are Australia’s standard bed (mattress) sizes in 2022.
The Onebed Original Mattress is a decent option in the online mattress market for those who like a firm, dense feel. It offers good spinal support and is well backed with a solid trial period and warranty.
Bedbuyer’s rating: 3.7 / 5
Here are our ratings for each category:
Value for Money
Did you know? Bedbuyer recently announced Australia’s Top 12 Mattress in a Box for 2022.
If you have any questions about this mattress, leave a comment below or please contact us!
In a nutshell 🥜
- Mid range option in Onebed’s mattress range
- Foam & latex construction
- Firm, dense feel
- Customisable (3 firmness options)
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Recommended Retail Prices
- King Mattress: $1,399
- Queen Mattress: $1,299
- Double Mattress: $1,199
- King Single Mattress: $999
- Long Single Mattress: $999
- Single Mattress: $899
If you don’t love your Onebed mattress, simply get in touch within the first 125 nights for a full refund. Pickup will be arranged at no cost. A truly hassle-free return process, with no strings attached. Don’t love your mattress? Don’t worry, it will go to someone in need – our returns are donated directly to The Salvation Army.
Shipping is always free and available to all of mainland Australia and Tasmania. Forget the stresses of buying a new mattress, every Onebed Original Mattress arrives conveniently in an esky-sized box that will fit through any door with ease.
Certifications – Onebed Original Mattress
Conforming to the highest safety standard of production – no harm done.
Specifications – Onebed Original Mattress
- Weight (Queen): 38 kg
- Height: 26 cm
- Maximum Weight Limit: 270 kg (Queen mattress)
THE COVER: PLUSH, DIMPLED & REMOVABLE
Large comfortable dimples, woven from plush Polyester. An aesthetically pleasing design with a practical removable, washable cover.
TOP LAYER : 4CM DUNLOP LATEX
A generous four centimeters of Dunlop latex delivers the coolest night’s sleep imaginable, while maintaining a cheeky bounce for night time activities.
MIDDLE LAYER: 4CM MEMORY FOAM
High-density, viscoelastic memory foam provides unrivalled pressure relief. As your body heats up, memory foam moulds to the natural contours of your body.
BOTTOM LAYER : 18CM HIGH DENSITY POLYURETHANE SUPPORT
Supremely high density polyurethane foam provides the longevity required from a mattress. Supporting all sizes of sleepers for a minimum of 15-years.
Personalize your Onebed by adjusting layers yourself
Your Onebed will arrive with this order. This is the configuration we recommend, and our most popular.
If you like a more plush mattress, simply unzip and switch the latex and memory foam layers.
For those who can never quite find a mattress firm enough, this will set you straight.