Two of Australia’s leading mattress brands, Noa and Ecosa are fast climbing the ladder in customer reviews for their outstanding build quality, comfort and affordability — but which should you choose?
The biggest difference between the two is the material makeup, which we’ll take a look at below. With one mattress being entirely foam and the other being a foam and spring crossover there’s a good blend of bounce, comfort and contouring support on either.
Pricing is quite similar for both mattresses too, however, with the Noa and Ecosa brands having routine sales and major discounts you might be able to save big on a new mattress depending on the time of year.
Both mattresses come with a 100 night trial for testing the experience, and you’ll find a 15 year warranty on each too.
In this article we’ll take a look at the materials, sleeping experience, special features, pricing and more to help give you a good insight into the Noa vs Ecosa mattress.
Table of Contents
To kick things off, we’ll take a look at the types of materials used in the Noa vs Ecosa mattress. As you may know, the material makeup of a mattress will affect the overall sleeping experience as well as its performance in specific climates.
- Hybrid Design
- Gel-infused Cooling Foam
- High-quality Springs
The Noa Mattress is a hybrid mattress, which means it’s designed with both foam and pocket spring layers — rather than an all-spring or all-foam design.
There is a layer of bouncy latex here, along with gel-infused memory foam which will keep the mattress cool. However, where Noa offers a point of difference is in the base supporting layer. This lower layer or support base is an array of intelligently laid out pocket springs.
The quality of the spring materials is fantastic with thick-gauge steel being used, which means you’re getting a better response for a longer period of time. On top of this, a lower chance of squeaking over a long period of time is a given as well.
- All-form Design
- Designed to Contour the Body
- Great Breathability
Designed around being an all-foam variant, the Ecosa offers an arguably softer and more sinkage-prone experience than the Noa.
If you’re partial to ultra-squishy or soft beds, the Ecosa might be the top choice for you. There are layers of traditional foam and a proprietary foam here called Eco-Tex that offers great support, responsiveness and breathability to compete with beds that have pocket spring integrations.
In the lowest layer of the mattress there is a thicker and more firm support foam that works in a similar way to pocket springs. That said, you’re still getting a firm support layer in the Ecosa even though there aren’t any pocket springs.
When it comes to sleeping on the Noa and Ecosa mattresses, there is a distinct difference between the two that comes down to the materials used. Although neither offers a poor experience in any sense, there is a difference in bounce and responsiveness.
- More Bounce
- Firmer Feel
- Ideal for Warm Climates
As expected, the Noa can tout the lower base of pocket springs that make for a little added bounce and support over support foam.
If you’re someone who like the old-school feeling of spring mattresses, you’ll feel a little more comfortable on the Noa than the Ecosa. It’s also good to note that being a little firmer on the firmness scale, back sleepers and stomach sleepers will feel right at home here.
Finally, it’s good to keep in mind that if you’re in a warmer climate, the open ended pocket springs will help with ventilation and expelling body heat as you sleep — something foam is a little poorer at doing.
- Less Bounce
- More Movement Isolation
- Body Contouring is Unmatched
An all-foam design immediately makes the Ecosa Mattress the softer of the two, with a little more contouring and less responsiveness being felt here.
The first thing sleepers will notice is the Ecosa’s ultra-softness and upper-layer sinkage. You’ll begin to feel weight lifted from joints right away and body contouring will be felt once the mattress’s foam begins to warm up a little.
Unlike the Noa, the Ecosa is on the softer side, meaning it’s fantastic for side sleepers looking for hip pressure relief along with pain to be reduced in the shoulders and neck.
In all, the Ecosa is still one of the firmer foam mattresses, making it a good all-rounder, however the reduced responsiveness might be a dealbreaker depending on your comfort preferences.
Now that you have a little information on the comfort and materials, we’ll take a look at some standout features that each of these mattresses can boast over the other.
One of the most significant standout features here are the ‘water-based adhesives’ that Noa touts as being able to keep your mattress exceptionally cool during the night.
These adhesives work to wick away body heat and keep your bed from overheating as you sleep, which is an incredible feature for cities such as Darwin, Townsville and other warmer locations.
The Noa also offers a great partner disturbance control layer, which is integrated into the mattress explicitly to reduce interruptions during your sleep.
The biggest standout feature from the Ecosa is the waterproofing and dust mite resistance. There’s a waterproof cover integrated into the design of this mattress which prevents moisture and spills from entering the mattress, as well as dust mites.
If you’re someone who regularly drinks a glass of water, soda or anything else in bed then this might be a winner for you.
On top of drinks, anyone who suffers from dust mite allergies will also find the mite resistance a winner too.
Single — $799
Double — $999
Queen — $1,099
King — $1,199
Single — $799
Double — $999
Queen — $1,099
King — $1,199
For those after a sale, Noa and Ecosa both offer routine sales and new customer deals which can save you up to $300 off these mattresses, bringing the cost of a single down to $449 for the Noa in some cases.
Delivery and Warranty
Delivery costs of both these mattresses are free as are return shipping fees, so after your trial, you’ll be able to ship the mattress back if you don’t fall in love with it.
Sleepers should be able to expect a smooth return experience on both with prepaid shipments and a short contact to support staff you’ll be able to send your mattress back in a short few days.
A warranty of 15 years is also available on both mattresses, a testament to the quality materials and longevity-focused design.
With all of the above out of the way, it’s easy to see that both of these mattresses are high-quality and designed to give everyone a great night’s sleep — though, in different ways.
The Ecosa is the softer and more contouring variant with an all-foam design that takes just a little more weight off the pressure points than the Noa, though, the Noa offers more of an old-school and responsive bounce to it.
In all, both of these mattresses are ideal for all sleepers, however we would suggest the Noa for back and tummy sleepers and the Ecosa for side sleepers looking to get a little more sinkage for the shoulders and the hips.