If you’ve taken a look at the Australian mattress market space recently, you’ll have noticed one tremendous change that’s occurred over the last five years, and that’s the explosion of boxed mattresses or ‘mattresses in a box.’ But, can these types of mattresses be trusted to offer the same quality, comfort and longevity as the typical already-expanded mattresses you’ll find in store? Well, that’s what we’re here to help you find out!
For those who have taken a peek at any of the new mattresses on our list, you’ll have noticed right away that they often include so much more innovation, technology and special features like waterproofing, cooling and partner disturbance isolation that you can’t find anywhere else. With all of that said, let’s take a look below at Australia’s best bed-in-a-box varieties and their top features!
What Exactly is a Bed in a Box
To keep things as short and sweet as possible, a mattress in a box is exactly that, a mattress you’re able to order online to be shipped to your home in a box. These mattresses are typically memory foam, natural latex or pocket spring hybrids which are vacuum-packed into their boxes and able to be rolled and expanded once in your home.
It’s easiest to think of these mattresses as being designed for the digital age. A mattress that’s packed with features, innovation and is compact and easy to ship for companies.
Why They’re Right for Everyone
One standout perk of these new mattresses in a box is that it’s now easier than ever for you to get the perfect mattress into your home. There’s no need for you to visit mattress showrooms, waste your weekends to test out the softness or be stuck to deal with the firmness if you didn’t like it. These mattresses all come with 100-night trials or more (except the Ergoflex), are delivered to your door and take no time to transport or set up.
At the end of the day, all of these perks mean these mattresses are more affordable, offer free delivery and are often far more comfortable than traditional mattresses because manufacturers have more time and money to focus on innovative features.
Australia’s Box Mattresses
With the booming quality mattress in a box market, there are a few major players that you can choose from, most of which are highly dependable, offer great value for money and are also comfy and ideal for all sleeping positions! We’ve listed Australia’s top boxed mattress brands below.
- Sleeping Duck
- Ergoflex Australia
- Hugo Sleep
- Luxi Sleep
- One Bed
- Sleep & Co
As you can see, there are numerous brands to choose from when it comes to selecting an ideal mattress with free delivery that you can pick up at your front door!
Important Delivery Information
For those interested in same-day delivery, or at least fast delivery, there are a few things to note. A couple of brands on our list do offer same day, and also under 5-hour delivery times such as the Koala company, though this will all depend on where you live, the day of the week and the time of year, so be sure to check online for the latest information.
For same day delivery in Melbourne, you have the option of Hugo Sleep who offer delivery within working hours of the day you ordered. However, interstate orders to Sydney, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and all other capitals, will find delivery is restricted to 1 to 5 business days.
Those who absolutely must have same-day services, you’re able to choose from the Ecosa and Koala, at least for now. The companies offer 4-hour delivery in the big capitals of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth, with all other capitals having a 1 to 5 day delivery time. Koala also offers free delivery to all Australian addres
Our Top Picks
With a range of mattresses and mattress brands to choose from, it’s hard to know what’s best for you and your own requirements. We’ve taken the time to test and review a few of the best mattresses in a box and have outlined our top picks below. We’ll take a brief look at the mattress’s materials, the mattress topper cover, sleeping positions, the pillow top, and a few more features. For the full reviews on these mattresses, you can take a look at the review section on Sleepify.
We’ll start off our list with arguably the best poly foam mattress in Australia right now, at least by customer review standards. The GECA-certified Koala mattress comes in a range of sizes, though the most common is likely to be the queen size, and at just $1,050 for the queen, it’s one of the most affordable foam mattresses on the market right now and it’s also 100% Australian made and certified to be 100% Australian made.
Factor in that the innovative Kloudcell poly foam is designed to be more breathable, and dissipate moisture effectively, you certainly have a winner when compared to outdated memory foam. The mattresses eucalyptus tencel fibre cover also protects against bacterial growth so Koala is more hygienic than many other mattress brands. The cover is also breathable, non-electrostatic charging and fire retardant too, so it’s safe to use with electric blankets.
The Koala is ideal for side sleepers as well as front sleepers as the incredible patented Kloudcell technology offers optimal lower support, while the upper comfort layer provides brilliant pressure relief for joints. You’ll find the top layer is very effective at reducing back pain and giving you a good night’s sleep every night for years to come.
You’ll be provided a 10 year warranty with the Koala, a 120-night trial period as well as the innovation often found in much more expensive mattresses.
The Ecosa Mattress
Another favourite mattress for Aussies is the Ecosa. It’s another affordable mattress in a box, and at just $849 for a queen (when on sale) it’s the best value around! The Ecosa comes in an all-memory-foam design and features a G-7 Memory Foam blend that is excellent when it comes to back support and pressure relief.
Sleepers on the Ecosa can even take off the Ecosa’s top layer cover and rearrange the memory foam sheets until they find a firmness of their choice, ideal for those who have a rather unique firmness requirement. The removable cover is also water and dust mite resistant, so you’ll be able to rest assured that your Ecosa won’t be filling up with bacteria, dead skin cells or mildew in its entire lifetime.
Features of the Ecosa include a 15-year warranty, a 100-night trial and a gel foam material that doesn’t require you to flip or rotate the mattress over time. It simply holds its shape and stays free of dips, dents, and creases.
A third mattress brand Aussies are really buying into is the Hugo Mattress in a box that’s coming right out of Australia. The Hugo Sleep mattress is here to make your mattress-buying process effortless no matter where you are in Australia. The mattress is affordable at $995 for a queen, features an awesome memory foam and latex blend that works to help keep it on the rather firm side, but also makes sure it’s a cool variant.
The Hugo Mattress has four layers of memory foam, latex and support foam that makes sure that no matter where you sleep on it, you’ll be supported. Edge support is optimal and the mattress is definitely firm enough for you to sleep on your back and be well-supported, but the upper comfort layers still work wonders for those side and front sleepers who need a little more ‘sinkage.’
You’ll buy into a 3-month trial on the Hugo, and with a 10-year warranty, it matches other great box mattresses. Delivery is free, and so is express shipping, so getting your best sleep from Hugo won’t take long at all!
To a mattress in a box with a little more innovation and memory foam technology now. The Ergoflex is here to make your sleep in hotter climates an ice cool breeze, and with patented Cool-Sleep tech inside, you can be sure you’ll be kept fresh all night. At a touch under $1,500 for a queen, the mattress is definitely heading into the more expensive territory, though the price isn’t unwarranted.
An anti-bacterial TENCEL cover means there’s no chance of bacteria, dust mites, skin cells or mildew getting inside the mattress. Where the mattress really stands out is in its offering of an incredibly thick 9cm comfort foam. You’ll have no trouble finding that cloud-like feeling everyone loves and with more than 9cm support foam, back support and joint pressure relief isn’t an issue here either.
Expect free delivery from Ergoflex in most areas, a rather short 30-day trial time and a 10-year warranty on the fifth generation memory foam blend.
Now that you have some more information on these new, rather magical mattresses in a box, it’s easy to see that there’s no compromise when it comes to a more manageable and easier shipped mattress. Whether you’re looking for a firm mattress for a bad back, or a hyper-soft variant for a side sleeper you’ll be able to find it in a box!
If you dig a little deeper, you’ll even find that some rather innovative brands have found a way to integrate pocket springs into their boxed mattresses with no comprise whatsoever, so if you’re after the bounce and firm feel only offered by spring mattresses, then there’s the Eva or the Wonderest by Clark Rubber.