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Winkl Mattress Review: Is It REALLY The Most Comfortable Mattress In NZ?

Winkl are an extremely popular mattress in a box brand and are the only one to offer two models. Your Winkl purchase also supports the National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa. Good on you!
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Winkl claim to be the most comfortable mattress in New Zealand. This might sound like a pretty bold claim given the number of options you now have available to you, but I know they’re not exaggerating, because I now sleep on a Winkl Lux mattress myself! With two great mattresses to choose from and a price point to suit every budget, Winkl is definitely a brand you should consider if you want to elevate your sleep without a sky high price.

In this Winkl Mattress Review I’ll run you through all the need to know details on the mattresses, and whether I think it’s worth buying one rather than dragging yourself down to the local Beds R Us. I’ve also reviewed the Winkl Pillow, which you can read here.

Here are the features of the two Winkl mattress models at a glance. I have the Winkl Lux mattress.

Best Budget Option
Winkl Mattress
4.79/5
  • 25 Cm High
  • Contouring Gel Memory Foam
  • Pressure Relieving Winkl Flex Foam
  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Priced From $850
Feature Packed Luxe Option
Winkl Lux Mattress
4.78/5
  • 30 Cm High
  • 33% More Contouring Gel Memory Foam
  • 25% More Winkl Flex Foam
  • 15 Year Warranty
  • Zoned Support Core For Better Spinal Alignment
  • Charcoal Infused Foam For Antimicrobial Purposes And Extra Cooling
  • Superior Cover
  • Priced From $1100

In this article you’ll find:

  • About Winkl
  • Features And Comparison Of The Two Winkl Mattresses
  • What Does A Winkl Mattress Feel Like To Lie On? (Scroll here for video)
  • What Are People Saying Who Love Their Winkl Mattress?
  • Comparison With Other Mattress In A Box Brands
  • My Final Opinion (And Whether I Think It’s The Best In NZ)

About Winkl

Winkl is a kiwi owned brand who launched in mid 2019, with reviews for their mattresses flowing in thick and fast by December. They’ve quickly built themselves a huge following of happy customers with their two extremely comfortable mattresses. In fact, they’re so popular that they often sell out of stock and people preorder them.

Winkl’s customer service team (or help squad, as Winkl prefers to call them) are among the most responsive I’ve ever come across. I think I’ve only ever messaged them at awkward times (weekends, public holidays…) and never had to wait more than 24 hours for a response. This is great for an online brand, where trust means everything.

Winkl is a brand with a big heart and a social conscience. Every mattress purchase contributes to the National Kiwi Hatchery Aotearoa, so you’re helping protect our precious national bird when you buy from Winkl. Winkl have also run sales to support other causes, such as Dress For Success on International Women’s day. They’re a brand that feels good to support.

Want To Know How Winkl Compares To Other Mattresses In Boxes? Click Here For Winkl Vs Ecosa And Here For Winkl Vs Napp.

Features And Comparison Of The Two Winkl Mattresses

Winkl make two all foam mattresses, the Winkl and the Lux.

Prices for the standard “Winkl” mattress model start from $850.

There are often promotions on the Winkl website: you’ll commonly find $200 or 20% off which are among the deepest discounts you’ll see from an online mattress retailer.

Here’s a detailed breakdown of each mattress.

The Winkl

winkl mattress overview

The standard Winkl mattress 25cm high, which is pretty much the most common height for mattresses you can buy online. This converts to 10 inches, which is the same as many of the hugely popular brands sold in the US, where the online mattress market is extremely competitive.

Materials: Designed to be hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant, the Winkl mattress is made from materials that meet international certifications for safe materials. As you can see in the picture above, the standard Winkl mattress has a cover that you can remove and wash, two layers of comfort foam that work hard to help you sleep well, and a foam support core.

The Winkl Flex Comfort Foam and the Gel Memory Foam layers of the mattress are a total of 10 cm out of the 25, which is more generous than many other mattresses in the same price range. You would usually expect to see 3 inches, or 7-8 cm of comfort foam as the standard.

Sleep trial: 120 nights (the longest offer from any bed in a box in New Zealand at the time of writing)

Warranty: 10 years

Price: From $850.

The Winkl Lux

Winkl Lux mattress overview

The Winkl Lux is 30cm high, so you’re getting 5 extra cm of mattress for your money. I can tell you, this mattress height feels really nice to lie on, and you can really notice the difference.

The Lux is 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. The foams are also of a higher density, which means it has a longer warranty.

The Winkl Flex Comfort Foam and the Charcoal Memory Foam layers of the mattress are a total of 13 cm out of the 30, nearly double what many of mattress in a box brands have in their comfort layers.

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.

I’m a side and back sleeper, and I can REALLY feel the zoning working to support me when I lie on my Winkl Lux.

Sleep Trial: 120 nights (the longest offer from any bed in a box in New Zealand at the time of writing)

Warranty: 15 years

Price: from $1150 (get a discount with my links)

Here’s a side by side comparison detailing the differences between the Winkl and the Winkl Lux:

winkl mattress comparison table

To sum it up the advantages of the Lux over the standard Winkl mattress are:

  • A thicker cover that is softer and more durable
  • 3cm more height of foam comfort layers
  • Charcoal infused into the memory foam layer
  • 2cm more support foam layer
  • Zoning in the support core: 5 zones to provide targeted pressure relief
  • 5 years longer in your warranty

What Does A Winkl Mattress Feel Like To Lie On?

Pretty much all users report that Winkl mattresses are really comfortable to lie on. Most who have bought it for use at home or tested it out in Winkl’s comfort survey really liked the feel of it, and found it to be the right ratio of hard to soft. Now that I’ve been sleeping on one myself for two months, I’m happy to join the chorus of very happy Winkl sleepers.

Winkl have hit the holy grail of mattress comfort, since pretty much every other mattress I’ve ever researched has a ton of comments from people who either find a mattress too soft or too firm. As you can imagine, it’s quite a subjective thing: what is firm to one person is soft to another, so to have so many people agreeing that a mattress is just right is something Winkl should feel really pleased with.

Foam mattresses are well known for their ability to reduce any motion disturbance, and Winkl is reported to perform well for this. So if you share a bed with someone who tosses and turns all night or is up every 5 minutes to pee, you won’t feel any of that movement from your side of the bed.

winkl is a comfortable mattress

What Are People Saying Who Love Their Winkl Mattress?

Here is a selection of comments from people who have been using their Winkl mattress over the past few months. As I mentioned earlier, Winkl is a new brand and are starting to build some momentum with their reviews now.

Please note that while there were more than 200 five star reviews on the website at the time I wrote this article, the majority of these were “comfort reviews” that have come out of public product testing (everyone seems to think it’s pretty comfortable, FYI). Winkl is totally up-front about this on their website, so there’s nothing sneaky going on here, I just wanted to point it out in case you didn’t notice. Back to comments from buyers who have been sleeping on Winkl in their homes:

  • “This mattress has really helped my lower back and is just the right ratio of firm to soft for me.”
  • “I love this mattress and have recommended it to my family, too.”
  • “Thank you Winkl for the excellent customer service.”
  • “This is the most comfortable bed I’ve ever used”.
  • “I’ve been having amazing sleep.”

As for my own experience, you already know I’d agree with all these comments. I love it. My husband was skeptical to try it out as we’d actually purchased a different NZ brand last year which he loves, but now he can’t shut up about how comfortable the Winkl Lux is, he’s been genuinely surprised to find it was MORE comfortable.

Comparison With Other NZ Mattress In A Box Brands

Click here for Winkl Vs Ecosa

Click here for Winkl Vs Napp

Click here for Winkl Vs Emma

My Final Opinion

I think foam mattresses can work well for a range of people, I certainly like them myself (my own I’ve been using for the last year is one). Winkl use high quality materials in their mattresses and have found that incredibly tricky middle ground where most people find their mattresses very comfortable.

I therefore think that these two mattresses from Winkl sound like a great buy that many people would be happy to sleep on, so I’m happy to recommend Winkl to you. My personal choice is the Winkl Lux

Is it the most comfortable mattress in New Zealand? I’m happy to go out on a limb and say yes. And I know there are loads of happy kiwis who’d agree with me.

Sure, the Lux costs a fair few more $ than the standard Winkl, but the extra 5cm height and the zoning in the support core are more than worthy. And it’s still a lot less than if you walked into your local store and paid $3000+ for similar features, no sleep trial and a measly 5 year warranty that the New Zealand bricks and mortar stores tend to offer. Winkl has a lot going for it and you’ve got absolutely nothing to lose in buying one of their mattresses with their 120 night sleep trial. Get one before they sell out (again).

Winkl Mattress

From $850
4.6

Quality Of Materials

4.5/5

Value For Money

4.5/5

Customer Service

4.8/5

Pros

  • Winkl are super fast with customer service and shipping
  • Longest sleep trial in New Zealand
  • Generous amount of quality materials

Cons

  • Made in China
  • Big price difference between the two models