Adjustable Beds NZ – are you a kiwi thinking of purchasing an adjustable bed? No longer the domain of hospitals, these beds are becoming more and more popular for every day use. We’ve got a few options here in New Zealand, some are online only, some are in store. Where can you get the best deal? Are any made in New Zealand? Find out in this adjustable beds NZ overview.
Here’s what we’ll cover:
- Online options
- Physical stores (Harvey Norman, Bedpost, Independent Retailers)
- What’s The Best Deal? (It’s not who you might think it’s going to be)
First things first: if you’re not entirely sure what an adjustable bed is, or if you could benefit from one, READ THIS FIRST.
Adjustable Beds NZ: Overview Of Your Options
From my research on the kiwi adjustable bed options, I’ve narrowed it down to three. One is my all time favourite NZ made online mattress maker, the other two are physical stores.
Napp make (in my opinion) New Zealand’s best mattress in a box: a high quality memory foam mattress with a cool touch cover and exclusive foams. They also sell a range of four adjustable beds.
The adjustable beds that Napp sell are made right here in New Zealand, by A.H. Beard (one of Australasia’s best known mattress makers, they make many of the mattresses and bases you see in stores).
The most “basic” model is the Enliven, which starts from $2150 (including a beautiful Napp mattress). The most expensive model is the Uplift, which tops out at $10290 for the split California king size (which comes with two King single mattresses).
When I say the Enliven is the most “basic”, it still has a lot of features you won’t even find on more expensive models. Here are features that all the Napp adjustable bases have:
- Head and foot articulation (so you can raise your head, or your feet, or both if you wish)
- Wireless remote with flashlight
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Under bed lighting
- USB ports in all models except Enliven
- Adjustable leg heights
- Weight limit of at least 340kg per motor (split size models have two motors)
- Made in New Zealand (support local)
- 10 Year guarantee
- Free shipping NZ wide
- Big size range including split King options. These allow two people to individually control their own side of the bed.
- Napp mattresses to suit the base are included in the price
That’s a lot of features for your money. As you step up through the models, you’ll get other features such as massage functions and extra lumbar support. Click the link below to see the different sizes (with a helpful visual guide), a short video explaining the benefits of adjustable beds, and a side-by-side comparison of the different models. *Spoiler alert* – my favourite is the Enrich model, which has the extra lumbar support.
In Stores (or order online):
An adjustable bed is a big investment, so even though Napp has some pretty tempting options for you above, here’s what you can expect to find if you take your bed finding mission to the local shops:
At the time of writing this article, Harvey Norman sell one adjustable bed base: the Ease Adjustable Base by Tempur. Tempur are known for their high end memory foam mattresses (whether you need to spend so much on a memory foam mattress is something you can decide by reading this) and you’ll probably find a range of them propped up on adjustable bases when you go in store.
You can choose to purchase your Tempur base as a package with either a Tempur mattress (will cost at least $8000, if not more) or a spring support mattress from Sealy or Sleep Maker (which will cost around $2000 – $5000). Note that Harvey Norman only stock up to Queen size. They’re usually very helpful though, I’m sure they could source other sizes for you if you wished. If purchasing as a couple, I strongly recommend a split King size for individual control (easily available from Napp above)
Here are the features of the Ease Adjustable Base:
- Head and foot articulation
- Wireless remote
- Adjustable leg height
- Weight limit of 300kg per motor (split size models have two motors)
- Made in China
- 10 Year guarantee
- Delivery nationwide for $89
- Buy it separately or add a mattress to make it a package
Bedpost is another bed retailer with stores easily accessible around the country. On their website, they currently stock two Tempur adjustable bases with more features than the Ease adjustable base at Harvey Norman. Mattresses are sold separately.
Bedpost does stock some split King size options: expect to pay more than $14000 for the base alone.
Here’s the extra features you get for the big $:
- Bluetooth connectivity
- USB port
- Weight limit of 385 kg per motor
Independent Bed Retailers Around The Country
There are many independent bed retailers around the country that stock adjustable beds by SleepSystems. They have these available for purchases instore or online. The most popular SleepSystems adjustable bases in stock around the country are the AF10 and the AF30. These are more basic than the Napp or Tempur options outlined above. They are often sold together with a memory foam mattress also sold by Sleep Maker. I haven’t yet had a chance to review that mattress, but it’s a similar foam density to Tempur so it will be durable at least.
You can expect to pay around $150 in shipping.
Here’s a quick look at the AF10:
- Articulates at head end only
- Prices start from around $3000 for a package with a mattress
- Wired remote
- 100kg weight tolerance per motor
Here’s a quick look at the more heavy duty AF30:
- Articulates at both ends
- Wireless remote
- Massage functions
- 200kg weight tolerance per motor
- Prices start at around $3750, up to around $7-8000 for a split King)
What’s The Best Deal, Then?
If you’ve read through the basic specs for each adjustable base above, it’s pretty obvious that even the cheapest Napp adjustable base offers the best value for money. Let’s recap why:
- Your base comes with Napp mattresses (the best mattress in a box in NZ, which has a 100 night sleep trial by the way)
- Even the most “basic” model is jam packed with features like bluetooth connectivity, dual articulation, and lighting
- Heavier weight limits (the two more expensive models have a 400kg weight limit per motor, which is more than the most expensive Tempur)
- Best range with clear breakdown of the features and differences between each model on the Napp website
- Sleek black design
- Made in New Zealand
- Free shipping (you’ll pay $79 – $150 with any of the other options)