Mattress In A Box NZ: You’ve Got 5 Options (Including A Brand New One)
Mattress in a box NZ – you’ve got quite a few options! I am a Kiwi, and run this mattress website out of my house in Christchurch. So this article is just for you: my fellow New Zealanders who are looking for mattress in a box options here in NZ. Wildly successful in America and quickly gaining a large share of all mattress sales, mattresses that come compressed in boxes ready to go are hugely popular. Our market here is also booming as we take advantage of these mattresses that we can try out in the comfort of our own homes and cost a fraction of what you could pay for an equal quality mattress in a shop.
Looking at your options can feel a bit overwhelming when you can’t just go to a store and try them. However, each of the mattresses here in NZ are quite different to each other, and I can help you find the one that will be the best fit for your needs. Also, you’ll get at least 100 days to try one at home should you decide to go ahead with a purchase, which is hugely reassuring for you.
In this article I’ll give you an introduction and overview of the five mattress in a box options available in New Zealand. Two I have owned myself (buying the first one was part of the motivation to start this website but that’s another story). Throughout the article you’ll find links to detailed reviews of each mattress as we go through them, and there are links to detailed comparisons of one mattress vs another at the bottom of the post.
Why Buy A Mattress Online?
There are several advantages to buying a mattress in a box. These are:
- You can get a really great quality mattress of equal (if not better) quality to brands sold at our big furniture stores, for about half the price, or less. When you buy a mattress in a box online, you’re cutting out all the costs associated with running a bricks and mortar store, so the cost savings translate to a cheaper mattress.
- Mattress companies know it’s a huge risk and can feel scary to buy a mattress without having seen it or laid on it. But do you really think that a 5 minute awkward lie down on the range at your local Big Save is really giving you an accurate gauge of whether the mattress is right for you? I don’t! When you buy a mattress in a box, a 100 night sleep trial is pretty standard. That means you can test drive the mattress from the privacy of your own home for more than three months. That’s pretty epic. And it’s actually quite important because it takes around 30 days for your body to fully adjust to a new mattress. When I went around the stores the best they could offer me was 7 nights. Doesn’t compare really, does it.
- You could get a longer warranty. I’d expect a good quality mattress to come with at least a ten year warranty, and all of the mattress in a box options here in the New Zealand market have that. I was shocked to hear that some of our more well known in-store brands only offer five year warranties.
- A mattress in a box will have the delivery fee built into the price. You can go ahead and order the usual brands from the big furniture shops’ online stores, but you’ll probably be stung with a delivery fee, of up to $150. Ouch.
The 5 Mattress In A Box NZ Options
In no particular order, your four mattress in a box options that you can buy in New Zealand are:
1. Emma Mattress: Brand New To NZ September 2020, Be The First To Try It!
Emma is a hugely popular international brand, with thousands of happy customers in countries like the UK and Australia (in fact, it won a Choice award last year for Australia’s best mattress in a box – Choice is a consumer advocacy group). Emma is a German company and their mattresses are also made in Germany.
Emma makes just the one mattress, which is an all foam mattress. It has a different design to the others with a thick zoned polyfoam layer in the middle and a cover where you can easily unzip just the top for easy washing. They’ve given me one to try out for you guys: on first impressions it has a firm feel, and is also the bounciest of all the foam mattresses on our market. The foams feel incredibly resilient and I think it’s going to be a mattress that lasts a long time.
What’s the standout feature of the mattress? Definitely the bounciness. All foam mattresses usually have pretty much zero bounce. This is great for minimizing motion transfer, but when you’re used to a bed with springs it can take a bit of getting used to. Emma doesn’t compromise on motion isolation but feels really springy. Also the cover. The fact that you can just zip off the top part really appeals to me for easy washing.
Best For: People looking for a firm, resilient mattress with a bit of bounce
Price range: $680 – $1080 (check the website for current discounts)
Sleep trial: 100 nights
Warranty: 10 years
2. Napp (this is my favourite, it’s made in New Zealand)
Napp is another kiwi family business that has been operating since long before online mattresses were a thing. A really nice thing about this company is that they like to give back to the community. For every 15 mattresses sold, they donate one brand new mattress to Habitat for Humanity.
Like Emma, Napp just make the one mattress, which is an all foam mattress (memory foam and poly foam). Napp make their mattresses right here in New Zealand using foams from Australia.
What’s the standout feature of the mattress? Napp is the only company in the New Zealand market that actually makes their mattress right here in New Zealand. The fact that they are able to do that is a huge win in my opinion. If I had my time again and was looking to purchase a mattress, the ethos and values of Napp would make them a strong choice.
Best For: People looking for a mattress with a true medium feel, some contouring hug but plenty of support
Price range: $800 – $1380 (use code NappKiwi for $100 Off)
Sleep trial: 100 nights
Warranty: 10 years
Winkl is a relative new-comer to the NZ market, launching in 2019. This kiwi company has taken the online mattress market by storm, with a huge brand awareness and their mattresses often selling out faster than they can keep in stock (get in quick!).
Winkl make two foam mattresses, the Winkl and the Lux. Both are foam mattresses made in China. The Lux is substantially more expensive than the Winkl: for your extra money you get a thicker mattress that has more foam in the comfort layers, charcoal infused into the memory foam and zoning in the support foam. Basically, the Lux lives up to its name: it’s a high performing mattress with lots of great features and technology whereas the standard Winkl is a decent mattress with less bling.
Two cool things about Winkl:
- You can go and try their mattresses in Citta design stores. This is great news if you’re feeling nervous about buying an online mattress. Christchurch people: the store is on Carlton corner and there is a Winkl Lux in store.
- Winkl have partnered with the National Kiwi Hatchery, and a portion of your sale goes towards protecting kiwi chicks. Pretty cool.
What’s the standout feature of the mattress? The charcoal infusion in the lux is a neat innovation, it’s there to provide heat transfer and also has antimicrobial properties. The zoning in the support layer of the Lux is something I haven’t really seen before at this price point, usually you could expect to pay a lot more for this feature.
Best For: People who want a touch of luxury softness. Winkl Lux is my top pick for this feel.
Price range: From $850 – $1900. Winkl run various promotions on their website, often $200 off which sweetens the deal.
Sleep trial: 120 nights (currently the longest of all mattresses in NZ)
Warranty: 10 years for the Winkl, 15 years for the Lux
Get In Quick: For September 2020, Winkl is offering 20% off their mattresses, which is a huge discount when you apply it to the Luxe model. Follow my link to get the deal before Winkl sells out (again).
4. Ecosa Ecosa is Australian owned and operated, but don’t let that put you off. Ecosa has the furthest international reach of the four mattress companies I’m introducing in this review: they sell their mattress in New Zealand, Australia, America, Canada and Hong Kong.
Their mattress: Ecosa just make one mattress. It is an all foam mattress constructed with materials sourced from Germany (90%), Japan (5%) and China (5%). Ecosa assembles their mattresses in China.
What’s the standout feature of the mattress? The mattress has two internal comfort layers that are interchangeable. Each has a slightly different feel and softness, so you can play around with how you layer them to customise the feel of the mattress to your needs. This is pretty clever because it means Ecosa only needs to make one mattress that is going to suit a wide range of people. However, I think the options you get are “firm” or “very firm”!
Ecosa is the mattress I bought in 2019 and used for nearly 2 years as my own bed (I’ve just replaced it with Napp). If you want more detailed information about it, you can read all my Ecosa articles here.
Best For: People who want a firm sleep surface that is flat (no conforming hug from the foams)
Price range: $850 – $1550 but there is always a deal going on the Ecosa website such as $200 off. If you can’t get the mattress with $200 off don’t buy it.
Sleep trial: 100 nights
Warranty: 15 years (the longest out of all available mattresses at the time of writing)
MyBed is the online identity of Furnco, a family company that has been in the New Zealand market since the 1990’s. It is a family owned and operated business.
MyBed has a range of four different mattresses, each with a pocket coil support core. MyBed uses Chinese materials in their mattresses, which are also made in China.
What’s the standout feature of their mattresses? These mattresses are the only ones in this article that aren’t purely made of memory foam and polyfoam. MyBed mattresses are pocket spring mattresses, with different materials in the comfort layer in the top. If you’re used to sleeping on a traditional spring mattress, choosing a pocket spring mattress in a box can feel a little more familiar than buying an all foam mattress.
Best For: People who like the feel of springs in their mattress and don’t want an all foam model
Price range: $599 – $1259 but again you should be able to get a deal.
Sleep trial: 100 nights
Warranty: 10 years
Compare The Mattresses To Find Your Best Option
Click on any of the links below for detailed comparisons and price breakdowns for the New Zealand mattresses in boxes. Watch this space for posts where I compare the brand new Emma mattress to Napp, Winkl, and Ecosa.