Mattress In A Box Australia – How To Make Sense Of Your Options
Mattress In A Box Australia: this is a busy and competitive market. As a buyer, how are you meant to distinguish one brand from another? With all promising generous sleep trials, the same warranties, and all for very similar prices, how are you meant to choose?
In this article I want to introduce you to some of the main mattresses in boxes you can buy in Australia. I’ll let you know my top picks for certain groups of people, explain the differences in construction, and tell you which ones are made in Australia.
Overview Of Your Australian Options
Your Australian market is vibrant and competitive. There are a plethora of options, and I will add to this overview as I research and review the companies. Click on the name of each mattress to read a full and detailed review of it.
Hybrid mattresses are mattresses that have a pocket coil support base and layers of foam in the comfort layers.
- Sleeping Duck: The real standout of this hybrid mattress is that you can switch and customize the foam layers to get the firmness just right. This can be done on each side of the mattress, so couples with different preferences don’t need to compromise anymore.
- Macoda: Macoda is another great hybrid option. It’s not as customizable as Sleeping Duck, but you can flip the comfort foam layers around to change the feel and you get a lot of mattress for your money. It’s one of my favourites in the Australian market.
- Noa: Noa doesn’t have as many features as the other two brands above, but their mattress has a truly comfortable medium feel and generous amounts of latex and memory foam.
All Foam Mattresses
These are mattresses that have a high density foam support core and layers of softer foam in the comfort layers.
- Koala: An all-foam mattress that is made in Australia, Koala has been voted “mattress with the most satisfied customers” by Canstar Blue.
- Hugo: Another all-foam mattress made in Australia, Hugo boasts three foam layers to Koala’s two.
- Ecosa: Arguably the biggest brand in Australia (and certainly has the most international reach), Ecosa is a firm foam mattress. You can flip the internal layers around but it’s firm in any configuration. I actually own this mattress myself, so if you want to read my report on how it’s holding up after 18 months of daily use, click here.
While I’m yet to come across a hybrid mattress that is made in Australia, Sleeping Duck make their foams in Australia (the rest is made and assembled in China) so this is your best option.
All of the companies in this article are Australian owned except Noa, which is Canadian.
Best Choice For Couples: Sleeping Duck
Sleeping Duck is easily the best choice for couples. Why?
As I explained above, it’s the only mattress in the Australian market that allows you to customize the firmness level on each side of the mattress. If you’re a couple who can’t decide how firm you’d like your mattress or you have different needs, this is a massive game changer.
Sleeping Duck offer their comfort foams in medium or firm, and you can buy a mattress with either both sides set as medium, both as firm, or half and half. Don’t worry if you get it wrong either: they offer free comfort exchanges.
The Firmest: Ecosa
Ecosa has interchangeable foam layers, but even on the softest setting I personally find it quite firm. I’m an average weight, back and side sleeper for reference. Firmer mattresses are great for heavier people or stomach sleepers, so if this is you Ecosa could be a good choice.
I think the firmness of the Ecosa mattress means it’s going to be quite durable, and my own one is certainly holding up well more than 18 months after purchasing it.
The Softest: Sleeping Duck, Configured With Soft Foam
If you are a very light person, particularly a light side sleeper, you’re going to want to know what mattress is going to be soft enough to offer you pressure relief.
I think the Sleeping Duck hybrid, configured with their softest comfort foams, is going to have the lowest firmness rating of the bunch and offer you the best comfort. Have a chat with their online team, they’re really helpful and responsive.
Offers Customisations: Ecosa, Sleeping Duck, and Macoda
As I mentioned above, both Ecosa and Macoda feature comfort layers that you can flip around to change the firmness through the top of the mattress.
Sleeping Duck take this one step further by allowing you to individualise the feel on each side of the bed.
The One I Would Choose For Myself:
If I lived in Australia (I’m in NZ) I would go for the Macoda. I think my personal preference is for a hybrid mattress (I like the feel of a spring support system) and I think you’re getting a generous amount of quality comfort foams for your money with Macoda.
As someone who prefers a bit of a softer mattress (as a side sleeper I like the extra pressure relief for my shoulder), the fact that the two firmness settings for Macoda are either soft or medium (rather than medium or firm) also makes it appealing.