Noa Mattress Review – You’re Getting Lots Of Foam For Your Money Here
Noa is a hybrid mattress, meaning it brings the best of new foam comforts with the familiar feel of coil support. This hybrid design is increasingly popular for mattresses in boxes. Find out in this Noa mattress review exactly who Noa are, what’s inside their mattress, and if it’s a good choice for you.
- Noa Company Overview
- Noa Mattress Features
- Noa Mattress Prices ($AUD)
- What Does A Noa Mattress Feel Like To Lie On?
- Is Noa The Right Mattress For You?
- Are There Any Problems With Noa Mattresses?
- What Are People Saying Who Love Theirs? (Reviews From Real People)
- Final Opinion
Noa Company Overview
Noa is an interesting one for the Australian market: it’s designed in Canada by passionate furniture experts who love working in the Asia Pacific region, and it’s made In China. I’ve seen a few negative comments from people who were surprised to find that Noa is made in China, but it’s stated very clearly on their website. Ecosa, the leading mattress in a box brand in Australia, is also made in China.
Noa’s Australian distribution centre is in Victoria. They also have distribution centres in Hong Kong and Singapore.
What’s their customer service like? From my interactions with them I found them to be highly responsive, friendly, and knowledgeable. Reports I’ve seen from verified customers back this up, and Noa are very active responding to all comments (positive and negative) on popular review sites like productreview.com.au.
Noa Mattress Features
Noa is a hybrid mattress, with foam comfort layers and a pocket coil support system (this means individually wrapped coils for more targeted support and less motion transfer than traditional inner spring coils). It contains lots of layers: in fact it has more layers than most other mattresses in boxes I’ve reviewed. The total height of Noa Mattress is 27 cm.
Close-Up Of The Layers:
- Cover: Tencel and polyester blend. The Tencel will ensure a soft feel, and will work in combination with the polyester for moisture wicking and breathability. The total height of the cover, including the base, is 2 cm (it has some quilting through the top for a soft-to-touch experience).
- Foam 1: 2 cm of natural latex (85% natural, 15% foaming agents that turn the rubber sap into foam). This is a generous amount of natural latex for the mattress price: it’s the most durable and temperature regulating foam you can put in a mattress. Latex used in mattresses is typically sourced from South-East Asia: the latex inside your Noa comes from Thailand.
- Foam 2: 4 cm of gel infused memory foam. Again, this is a generous amount of memory foam. Typically, you might expect to see up to 3 cm of this type of foam. The gel infusion is there to help further draw any heat out of the mattress to help you keep comfortable through the night.
- Foam 3: 1 cm of higher density polyfoam. This foam is there to act as a buffer between the softer comfort layers above and the support coils below.
- Pocket springs: 16 cm of individually wrapped pocket coils. These are surrounded with a perimeter encasing to help with edge support.
- Foam 4: Same as foam 3 above, this is a pad of polyfoam to act as a buffer between the coils and the base foam that the whole mattress sits on.
- Foam 5: 2 cm of another high density foam to act as the base for the whole mattress.
I think Noa have been generous with the latex and gel memory foams here. You’re getting a lot of mattress for your money. I’ve seen other brands with this many layers overseas really marketing themselves as being “ultra luxury” and charging a luxury price tag. Noa is pretty understated about their marketing in my opinion, given what they’re actually offering here.
Here’s a short video from one of Noa’s founders that gives you a visual on the foams:
Noa Mattress Prices (Australian Dollars)
The RRP for each mattress size is listed below. Please keep in mind that like all online mattress retailers, Noa offer big promos. At the time I wrote this article, you could get $350 off a mattress for their end of financial year sale. This took the price of a Queen down to $749, an absolute bargain. Rest assured that my links will take you directly to the best price on any given day (at least $300 off), but you’ll typically find bigger discounts around Public Holidays or marketing events such as Black Friday (becoming increasingly popular outside the USA and end of financial year).
King Single $899
What Does A Noa Mattress Mattress Feel Like To Lie On?
Noa is designed for most people to sleep comfortably. Since they only make one mattress with one firmness, this is a must. I’d describe the firmness of the Noa mattress at around a 6 on the mattress firmness scale. This is the balancing point where those who like a firm mattress and those who like a softer mattress can usually find a good middle ground.
As Noa is a mattress that contains both pocket coil springs and latex (which is naturally bouncier than memory foam), you can expect this mattress to have a bit more bounce than an all foam mattress such as Ecosa. The generous layer of memory foam will still allow for good conforming pressure relief, but this will work in combination with the latex above it to stop you from feeling like you’re sinking into the mattress.
Noa should give a good balance of pressure relief, comfort, and strong support.
As Noa contains naturally temperature regulating latex, gel infused memory foam and a coil support system which allows better air flow than a foam mattress, you shouldn’t ever feel hot sleeping on Noa.
Is Noa The Right Mattress For You?
I think Noa will work well for a wide range of people. In particular, I think Noa will work well for:
- Hot sleepers
- Back or combination sleepers (any body weight)
- Side sleepers (any weight)
- People who want better edge support than an all foam mattress can give
- People who want to try out some new foams without losing the spring support they’re used to
- Those looking for lots of comfort foams from their mattress in a box
You’ll need to try something else if:
- You are a plus size stomach sleeper. You need a particularly firm mattress, and I’d worry the medium feel of the Noa might not quite offer adequate support for your hips.
- You want to buy from an Australian owned company who make their products in Australia (if this is you, then the all foam Hugo mattress is the way to go, click through to my detailed Hugo review)
Are There Any Problems With Noa Mattresses?
After scouring around all the review sites for issues with Noa, I struggled to come up with much beyond the comments I’d expect to see from people who didn’t find the mattress comfortable for them personally. This is a minority of people, and remember you have a 100 night sleep trial.
One thing to note with Noa being made overseas then shipped to Australia for distribution: it will have sat in its box for longer than an Australian made mattress. What this means is that the foams will have been compressed for longer, and may have more of an off-gassing smell as they expand when you open the mattress. Off-gassing is to be 100% expected from any mattress in a box, and none of it is harmful (Noa has Oeko-Tex and REACH Certifications to reassure you). Try to open your mattress in a ventilated space and leave it for a night or two if this is a concern to you.
What Are People Saying Who Love Theirs? Reviews From Real People
People have a lot to say about Noa here. The general theme of the comments is that people really enjoy sleeping on their Noa mattress, and those who have tried several mattresses in boxes are finding Noa to be the most comfortable of their purchases to date.
Here are a selection of reviews from the Noa website:
I think Noa is a good option. It has a medium firm feel that will most likely feel very comfortable for you. You’re getting a very generous 6 cm total of latex and gel memory foam, which I think is generous. The coils offer a comfortable support system with better edge control and breathability than an all foam mattress.
Noa is a good buy and you’ll be happy with your purchase. However, if you want to support Australian owned, check out Macoda, and if you want to support Australian made, check out Hugo.