Mattress Review for 2024
When was the last time you woke up fresh and crisp, ready to tackle any challenges the day has in store for you? If it was further back in time than last week – we all struggle with stressful periods from time to time – then we hate to break it to you, but it might be time to change your mattress.
When we talk about the lack of sleeping quality, we always attribute it to external factors like too much stress at work, fatigue, illness, a snoring co-sleeper, or the weather. While it’s true that these things can affect the quality of your sleep and sleep schedule, there’s an even more important factor at play – an uncomfortable mattress.
Now, a lot of people think that the perfect mattress is way too expensive by default. To prove this is not the case, we’ll introduce you to an affordable high-class mattress called the Eva mattress.
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Best Mattresses in Australia: Eva
The Eva mattress made its first appearance on the Australian market in 2017. This local retailer is run by a team of experts, spearheaded by the current Head of Operations, Ken Lau, who was also one of Eva’s co-founders.
Although Eva is based in Melbourne, their mattresses are made in a family-owned and run factory in Foshan, China. The brand is very open about its collaboration with the Chen family who help them design the highest-quality mattresses and still maintain a fair price.
Their ideal mattress is one that conforms to the concept of “simple living”, which the company defines as the feeling you get from a product whose design is so effortless and practical that, even though at times you don’t take notice of it, at the end of the day, you can’t imagine your life without it. That’s the philosophy behind every one of Eva’s products, from its mattresses to its bed bases, sheets, linens, and pillows.
Materials and Layers
The superior quality of the Eva mattress shines through the high-grade materials that go into its construction and that are otherwise found in some more expensive and luxurious mattresses. Its intricate design includes a total of 5 layers:
OEKO-TEX® certified top cover.
This mattress comes with its own protective layer made of quilting fabric that’s soft to touch and safe for the environment. It’s made of stretchy polyester and helps keep your mattress in place. The cover can be ordered in white or grey colour.
Gel memory foam.
The second layer features a thin layer of memory foam infused with gel beads that ensures you wake up fresh and cool during the warmer months. It conforms to your body shape, provides pressure relief, and absorbs body heat in order to redistribute it evenly across the sleeping surface.
Natural latex layer.
The gel-infused foam is followed by a cooling natural latex layer that increases the breathability of the Eva mattress. It’s naturally dust-mite resistant and antimicrobial, supportive but with a slight bouncing effect. The open-cell structure also resists deep body impressions.
This mattress gets its medium firmness from the high-density foam layer near the bottom. You won’t feel like you’re sinking into a saggy mattress anymore.
Five zone pocket springs.
The pocket spring system ensures that both you and your partner get a good night’s sleep by minimizing partner disturbance and cradling your body from head to toe.
For the first three years, the Eva mattress used to have a signature micro-coil structure between the latex and foam layers that allowed for unobstructed airflow and pressure relief by contouring the tender and sore areas of the body.
Although impressive at first glance, this made the mattress a little too firm according to customers. To show they value their customer feedback, the company decided to tone down their layers. As a result, the Eva mattress now falls into the medium-firm mattress category or a 7-8 on a scale of 10. This firmness level is ideal for back sleepers and people struggling with back pain.
Pressure Relief and Motion Isolation
Unlike foam-only mattresses whose main material is polyurethane foam, pocket spring mattresses like Eva offer more support, pressure relief, and motion isolation.
The 5 zone pocket springs support your head, shoulders, back, hips, legs, and feet. They distribute the weight of the body across the surface of the mattress and don’t allow some critical points to suffer from extra pressure. To say that we were amazed by how Eva maintains sleepers’ spinal alignment would be an understatement.
We were also surprised that the mattress has lived up to our expectations as far as motion isolation is concerned. Pocket spring mattresses usually come up short here but Eva’s micro-springs are small enough to minimize partner disturbance.
Weight and Thickness
The Eva mattress can be ordered in 5 different sizes: Single, King Single, Double, King, and Queen Size.
To be honest with you, the Eva mattress is quite bulky and requires some team effort when unpacking because the King size mattress weighs 60 kg. The reason for the above-average weight lies in the wire springs and extra comfort layers. All those foam and latex layers make it quite thick (32 cm) but don’t worry because it can fit inside regular bed frames without a problem. Take our word for it – you’ll be sleeping like a baby!
Delivery and Trial Period
The Eva mattress can be ordered with free delivery. Delivery times vary depending on the location. In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth – the metro areas – if you place the order before 4 pm on a business day, you’ll get your mattress the following business day, unless you specifically request for a different delivery date at checkout.
For non-metro areas, the orders are dispatched within 24 hours, but the delivery time ranges from 1 to 10 business days the most. For VIC, SA, NSW, and ACT, the typical wait time is 3-4 business days, 4-5 for QLD, 5-7 for WA, and 7-10 for TAS.
Customers from the metro areas will receive a text message with GPS tracking on their order.
Once you receive your order, you’re eligible for a 120-night trial to decide whether you want to keep the mattress or not. In case you don’t, and you live in the metro areas, the company will pick the mattress up at no extra cost. Those that come from rural areas, however, might have to return the mattress themselves. The only precondition is to wait 30 days after you receive the mattress and make sure it’s still in good shape.
Best Suited For
While we’re fairly confident that the Eva mattress will work its magic on all of you and improve the quality of your sleep thanks to its ability to cradle all your pressure points and offer a comforting firmness, we would still put an emphasis on its benefits for people with back pain.
Moreover, the Eva mattress is great if you’re looking for a mattress that’s both responsive and supportive. This way, you can sink comfortably into your bed knowing that you’ll get an instant bounce back.
Best Mattresses in Australia
Eva vs Ecosa
The main difference between Eva and Ecosa mattresses is in their construction and materials. Eva is a hybrid mattress that’s perfect for sleepers who can’t decide whether they prefer foam, latex, or springs, and instead go for a mix of the three. Ecosa, on the other hand, is a unique all-foam mattress that allows sleepers to swap the layers based on their firmness preference. Both mattresses are budget-friendly.
Eva vs Sleeping Duck
The Sleeping Duck mattress is one of Aussies’ favourite mattresses because it provides luxurious cushioning and support. On top of that, this mattress is ideal for couples who have trouble settling down on one type of firmness because the Sleeping Duck offers a half medium/ half firm mattress too. However, compared to Eva and other online mattresses, the price of the Sleeping Duck mattress is on the higher end of the scale.
Eva vs Koala Mattress
The Koala mattress is very similar to the Eva one because they’re both closer to the end of the firmness scale. They’re loved by customers for the amazing support and durability and praised for their pressure relieving qualities. If you talk to an Australian who deals with frequent back or neck pain, chances are they’ll recommend you one of these mattresses. If we had to choose one, it would have to be Eva because of the incredible edge support that the Koala mattress is unfortunately missing.
Eva vs ErgoFlex
ErgoFlex was the first mattress in a box that hit the Australian market in 2006. Its main strength lies in the thick foam layers, including a 9 cm high-density viscoelastic foam, that play a crucial role in back support and spine alignment. The ErgoFlex is better equipped for the summer heat thanks to its Cool-Sleep AirFlow latex layer that increases the mattress’ breathability. On the other hand, while it might be the perfect mattress for back sleepers, side sleepers might find it way too stiff.
Eva vs Noa
Another affordable option, the Noa mattress combines open-cell latex with gel-infused memory foam and pocket springs in a way that’s very similar to Eva’s. They’re both OEKO-TEX certified and eco-friendly, free from chemicals, and safe for babies and children. To choose between the two, you’ll have to take into account your sleeping position. Back sleepers will be better off with Eva, while stomach and side sleepers will be more satisfied with Noa’s softness.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s a mattress in a box?
A mattress in a box or bed in a box is a term used to describe mattresses that you order online because the company delivers them to your front door in a cardboard box. To fit inside the box, they compress the mattress using a special vacuum compressing technology that carefully shrinks the bed to around ⅕ of its original thickness. These mattresses typically have pocket strings that allow them to return to the former state a day or two after you unroll them. Quick, easy, and practical!
Does Eva provide edge support?
Proper edge support equals stability, comfort, and longevity. Luckily, the Eva mattress has robust springs down to the side pockets that prevent you from falling out of the bend or sinking too deeply due to your sleeping habits, a co-sleeper that tends to move a lot in their sleep, or maybe even your pet.
Is Eva’s memory foam certified?
Yes! The memory foam used to make the Eva mattress is certified by CertiPUR-US®, which means the high-grade materials include zero harmful chemicals. The gel-infused memory foam and the base foam are certified by SGS. The top layer also has been verified by OEKO-TEX, meaning it’s safe for babies and children.
How should I care for my mattress?
You should always take great care when moving or rotating the mattress so as not to tear it or cause any damage. There’s no need to flip the Eva mattress because the memory foam layer should remain on the top but you can rotate it 180 degrees every few months (during the first six months you can do this once a month). Rotating the mattress increases its durability and ensures the weight is distributed evenly. The top cover is machine washable.
How long is the warranty of the Eva mattress?
Eva offers a 12-year warranty on its mattresses. If you think there’s something at fault with your mattress, you should send an email to the company explaining what’s wrong with the product, including photos of the damage, your order number, and contact details. The company decides whether you’ll receive a new mattress, a similar replacement, or a (full) refund. Whatever the case, they won’t extend or renew the warranty a second time.
Is the Eva mattress a good value for money?
Compared to its main competition, the Eva mattresses are definitely budget-friendly. As an online retailer, Eva doesn’t have to pay rent or other expenses that go with running a store. Prices tend to vary over time, but typically, they range from $600 for a Single size bed to $1,000 for a King size mattress. Given that they’re made of high-quality natural materials, they’re really cost-competitive.