Best Adjustable Beds NZ – are you a kiwi thinking of purchasing an adjustable bed? No longer the domain of hospitals, adjustable beds are soaring in popularity for every day use. There are a few brands for you to choose from, I’m here to help you get it right.
I now have an adjustable bed base myself and I LOVE it.
To me, the top two options are the two that represent the best value and functionality. Both are also available for purchase online with free delivery, giving you even better value (don’t worry, I’ll talk you through the process). Sure, you could go to a store and buy one, but you can expect to pay up to $10,000 more.
The two best adjustable beds NZ options come from brands where I work closely with the owners, and I can vouch for their commitment to quality and customer service.
Here’s what I’ll run you through in your search for the best adjustable bed:
- The top two best adjustable beds NZ options
- What adjustable beds you can expect to find in shops like Harvey Norman
- Recap why it’s a smart choice to buy your adjustable bed from an online retailer
- Show you which adjustable bed I purchased for myself, talk you through the set up (see my real photos) and let you know what I really think of it
Best Adjustable Beds NZ: Your Top 2
The top two adjustable bed options in NZ are Peacelily and Napp. Here’s a quick overview of them to get you familiar with what they offer:
Best Base Only: Peacelily
Want to buy a base by itself and choose your own mattress? This is for you.
- One Model Available
- Natural Materials
- Strong, Quiet, Motor
- Mattress Sold Separately
- 9 Massage Modes
- Prices From $1399
Best Base/Mattress Combo: Napp
Want to buy a base and get one of New Zealand’s best memory foam mattresses included?
- 4 Models To Choose From (I Like Enrich Best)
- NZ Made
- Strong, Quiet, Motor
- Napp Memory Foam Mattress(es) Included
- Massage Mode Depends On Model
- Prices From $2280
Let’s look at these two in greater detail before we move onto an overview of what you can expect to find in stores such as Harvey Norman. If you want a handy table showing you side-by-side price comparisons, you’ll find it here.
Adjustable Beds NZ: The 2 Online Options
1. Best Base Only Deal: Peacelily
Spoiler alert: this is the adjustable bed I purchased for myself. You can read all about the buying and assembly process, as well as how I’m finding it, later in this post.
Peacelily have already established themselves as my absolute favourite for latex mattresses, and they’ve recently upped the ante by introducing their high quality adjustable bed base (also made with natural materials where possible) to New Zealand.
Peacelily focus on one adjustable base model and it’s pretty hard to argue with the quality for the money:
- Natural and organic materials (natural latex padding, organic cotton cover)
- Weight tolerance of 350kg per base (this is about as high as you will find)
- Articulates at both head and foot for maximum adjustability
- Preprogrammed with the following positions: flat, anti-snore, reading, zero gravity, and TV watching. You can add 3 more favourite positions if you need to
- Split king option for couples: this is made up of 2x long single bases with 2x remotes that can either be used separately or synchronised to work together – this gives a total weight tolerance of 700kg
- 9 Different massage settings that are highly customisable
- LED lighting under the bed if you need to get up in the night (turn it on and off with your remote)
- Adjustable legs so you can easily choose your desired height
- Pairs well with the Peacelily natural latex mattress if you’re looking for a complete bed set – just add their mattresses to your order
- Free shipping (yes, this is a really big deal. You can expect to pay hundreds of dollars from other retailers)
- 2 Year warranty (this doesn’t sound like much, but you can pay to upgrade it to 5 years for $250 or 10 years for $350). It grates a bit to pay extra to extend the warranty, but given the exceptional value for money you get when you buy this base, it’s still good value
- Real people say: “this base is great quality and has an excellent motor“
With prices from just $1399, Peacelily is amazing value for money and leaves plenty of room in the budget to buy a mattress.
2. Best Mattress + Base Combo: Napp
Napp make one of the best memory foam mattresses in the country: it’s NZ made and has a cool touch cover and exclusive foams. They’re also quickly making a name for themselves with their unbeatable range of four adjustable beds, which are sold with Napp mattresses included in the price.
The adjustable beds that Napp sell are made right here in New Zealand, by A.H. Beard, whom you might be aware of from such big brand names as King Koil.
The most “basic” model is the Refresh, which starts from $2280 (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 Refresh 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), some have a 400kg tolerance
- Made in New Zealand (support local)
- 10 Year guarantee (don’t underestimate the value of this)
- 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 see features such as massage functions and extra lumbar support. The Refresh model does not include massage, but the others do. 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.
Unsure which model to get? My favourite is the Enrich model, which has the extra lumbar support.
Adjustable Beds NZ: In Store Options:
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 a range of adjustable bases, including the most famous of all: thee 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). If you’re a couple looking to purchase a split king Tempur base with Tempur mattresses, you’re looking at around $19,000, yikes! That’s almost double Napp’s most expensive package, just for context.
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)
Let’s Recap Why Buying Your Adjustable Bed Online Makes The Most Sense:
If you’ve read through the basic specs for each adjustable base above, it’s pretty obvious that even the cheapest Napp combo or the Peacelily base will offer the best value for money.
- Even the most “basic” model is jam packed with features like bluetooth connectivity, dual articulation, and lighting
- Heavier weight limits (the two more expensive Napp models have a 400kg weight limit per motor, which is more than the most expensive Tempur, and the Peacelily has the best weight tolerance of the more value priced models)
- Sleek design (with natural materials from Peacelily)
- Free shipping (you’ll pay $79 – $150 with any of the other options – adjustable beds are big items to freight around the country)
- The Best warranties
My Experience Buying An Adjustable Base Online In NZ
So as I already mentioned, I decided to buy an adjustable bed for my own new bed base. I chose Peacelily, because I already have a mattress I’m happy with, and did not need a mattress bundle. However, even if I did, the Peacelily latex mattress is a great mattress, so a Peacelily mattress and base is a great bundle at great value anyway.
It was super easy to buy the base online, like with all online purchases you simply add it to your cart and click buy. There are finance options available if you’d rather pay your base off over time. One thing to check is whether the base is in stock: Peacelily products are extremely popular and DO sell out, so sometimes you need to pre-order.
The buying and delivery process were super smooth: the base was in stock when I ordered, here’s how it went:
- Ordered online
- Got an instant order confirmation
- Got a shipping notification within two days
- Adjustable bed base was at my house two days after that
- Peacelily partner with great couriers who should contact you to check you’ll be around to receive the delivery, or confirm an authority to leave.
Here’s a visual rundown of me assembling the base. I did it alone, but it is extremely heavy and it’s recommended two people do it, so please don’t injure yourself doing it alone! I chose a king size base (not split king) to match my current mattress.
Overall, the set-up process was easy (though DO team up with someone, don’t do it alone). My biggest worry was making sure I had the base the right way around so the foot end with the brackets was facing the right way.
The base goes perfectly beside my bedhead, which you can see in the background, and my mattress fits perfectly on it.
The base works amazingly, the remote is easy to use, and I’m really happy with my purchase.