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With affordable prices, the Macoda mattress is a good choice for guests or kids. It tends towards a softer, medium feel, so lightweight sleepers are best suited to it. With memory foam and pocket springs, it’s good at reducing partner disturbance so it’s a great option for co-sleepers.
We reckon side sleepers will get a great night’s sleep on the Koala Calm As mattress. With its 5 layers and foam construction, it offers a lot of soft, sinkable support for side sleepers’ necks and spines, helping to keep them in the correct alignment. The Original Koala mattress (the precursor to the Koala mattress) impressed Cosier writer Elese with its minimal partner disturbance and the Calm As mattress, with 2 extra layers, will be even more effective. Co-sleepers, this one’s for you.
The Macoda mattress is a good, affordable mattress in a box option. A hybrid mattress, it’s packing layers of quality materials including latex, steel pocket springs and cooling gel-infused memory foam. Customisable firmness levels mean you can choose the ideal feel for you, from soft through to medium and firm.
- The adjustable firmness levels, including soft, medium and firm.
- The layers of quality materials, including latex and gel-infused memory foam.
- The removable cover that can be spot cleaned to keep things fresh.
- The warranty is problematic in 2 areas (keep scrolling to find out where).
We reckon so. Designed to suit a range of sleepers, but especially good for side sleepers, the Koala Calm As foam mattress is great at providing supportive comfort all night long. It suits Aussie sleepers well, thanks to the attention paid to keeping you cool as you sleep. Partner disturbance is also minimal. Koala itself is a great Aussie company with some really solid eco-credentials.
- The supportive comfortable feel of the mattress.
- Customisable firmness level that can be flipped.
- The attention paid to keeping you cool on hot nights.
- Koala’s environmental and sustainability focus.
- It’s pretty deep at 29cm so check if your fitted sheets will work.
- No handles which makes turning and moving it tricky.
- It’s heavy, weighing up to 51.75kg for the king - those handles really would have come in handy.
The Macoda is a hybrid mattress which includes:
- A 3cm latex layer for support and bounce.
- A 5cm layer of gel-infused memory foam for cool, cushioning support that moulds to your body, plus pressure relief.
- 3cm of high density support foam for a stable, quality support base.
- 5-zone pocket spring foundation to reduce partner disturbance.
It’s also got a breathable, moisture wicking removable bamboo cover and edge support so you can sit on the edge without sliding off. All materials in the Macoda are certified free of harmful chemicals and other nasties by independent testing organisations.
The Koala Calm As mattress is a foam mattress with 5 layers:
- A 7cm polyester sleeping surface and a 1cm quilted cover. This sleeping surface is designed to keep you cool and dry as you sleep.
- Flippable comfort layer which offers you a medium-firm or firm feel.
- A support layer with 3 support zones that are targeted to your important bits, like your back and shoulders. It’s got air tunnels too to help air move freely and avoid that sticky feeling. It’s also designed to spread your weight evenly across the mattress.
- Another support layer, much deeper this time. It’s the firmest core of the mattress and should provide great support for every type of sleeper.
- Edge support to make sure you don’t sink when you perch on the end to put your socks on.
All the foam is polyurethane foam that’s certified free of formaldehyde and other nasties and is low-VOC (volatile organic compounds).
The Macoda mattress has a 100 night trial. Macoda asks that you give the mattress 28 nights before asking to return it. If it’s still not for you, contact them via their online form or email address. Macoda will then arrange a free pick up and refund you once the mattress has been picked up.
In some areas, Macoda doesn't offer free collection. Instead, you’ll need to return the mattress to a ‘suitable facility’ (provided by Macoda) at your own time and expense. Once the facility has confirmed they’ve got it, your refund will be processed. Stained or damaged mattresses can’t be returned so always use a mattress protector.
Macoda’s 10-year warranty covers ‘any indentation in the mattress greater than 3.5cm that is present when no weight is applied to the mattress’. This is a huge indentation! Most mattresses in a box cover indentations greater than 2cm or 2.5cm at a push. Macoda also states that the warranty won’t cover ‘Any damage due to abnormal use or moving of the Macoda mattress, including the use of an inappropriate bed base’. Yet according to their own FAQ, you can even use the mattress on the floor so we’re unsure how they can then refuse any warranty claims about an inappropriate bed base.
Macoda offers free shipping Australia wide and it takes anywhere from 2-10 business days, depending on where you are. Delivery is available Monday to Friday and you can leave a note on your order if you want delivery on a certain date. However, Macoda admits that specific dates for regional areas might not be possible.
With the average free trial period being 100 nights, Koala beats it by offering 120 nights. Koala will only pick up the mattress for free in most areas of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. If you’re outside these areas, you’ll need to bring it to the nearest Koala warehouse - ouch. Although they promise a full refund, note that delivery fees are non-refundable.
Koala ships for free nationwide, although they do offer weekend delivery for $70. Delivery can be same day in metro areas. Outside metro areas, you’re looking at 1-15 business days. They have a delivery checker on their website so you can get a more accurate idea of how long it could take.
The Koala Calm As mattress has an industry standard warranty of 10 years that covers any physical damage and defects in the materials and workmanship. It doesn’t cover normal wear and tear, which includes ‘softening of the product that does not affect performance’. This sounds a little subjective to us as your idea of your mattress becoming too soft they might argue isn’t performance related.