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If you’re all about the Goldilocks life (neither too firm, too soft but just right), you might find your fairytale ending in the Ecosa mattress.
The mid-range Ecosa option (there’s also their most affordable mattress, Vital, plus the top end option, the Pure), the Ecosa mattress is an all-foam mattress in a box. It offers 3 different firmness levels, from medium through to firm. Simply flip the layers to find the right firmness for you. Featuring memory foam and tech to ensure a cool night’s sleep, our Ecosa mattress review tells you everything you need to know about this mattress.
At a glance
- Wide range of sizes, from single all the way up to super king.
- Flippable firmness layers so you can choose from anywhere from medium to firm.
- Proudly Aussie company that’s certified carbon neutral.
- Removable and washable cover.
- No handles (although the Ecosa mattress doesn’t need rotating or flipping).
- Some sleepers find it too firm, even on the medium feel.
- Returns can be hit and miss.
Who’s the Ecosa mattress best for
Sleepers who want to adjust their firmness level between medium and firm will love the Ecosa mattress, as will anyone who wants the support of memory foam. With its lack of partner disturbance, it’s good for co-sleepers and the midrange price makes it a good guest or child option.
What you need to know
Ordering and delivery
There’s a lot going on on the Ecosa website, although the Ecosa mattress is featured on the homepage or accessed via the top menu. Once you’re on the dedicated Ecosa mattress website page, it’s fairly straightforward to buy. Simply choose your size (bonus points for the dimensions being included) and click Add to cart. We like that the Proceed to checkout button is large and easy to spot, with optional extras underneath.
Checking out is a simple 3-step process involving your name, contact details and delivery address. The shipping information is great (Emma, take note) - it shows you upfront when you can expect your delivery (the same day in metro areas, or you can select your own date and time slot). Finally, add your payment details (credit card, Google Pay, PayPal or finance options). Done!
The Ecosa mattress is delivered in a tall, skinny box. The single, long single and king single box measures 38cm x 38cm x 100cm. While the double, queen, king and super king box measures 50cm x 50cm x 100cm. The delivery team will only deliver to your front door / ground floor. If you opt for one of the larger sizes (queen and up), the box will weigh 35kg+. The super king weighs 50kg, about the same as the Koala Calm As king which weighs 51.75kg. Make sure you’ve got someone at home who can help you move the box to your bedroom - the box does have wheels to make it easier.
Materials and construction
The Ecosa mattress is an all foam mattress, with 3 layers:
- G-7 gel memory foam that’s designed to be supportive and cooling.
- ECO-Tex memory foam with an open cell design for breathability.
- Ergonomic support foam for correct spinal alignment and to reduce partner movements.
The Ecosa mattress has an inner cover that’s waterproof and also helps keep out dust mites. All these layers are encased in a removable, washable cover that’s 40% Tencel and 60% poly.
All the materials in the Ecosa mattress, including the foams and covers, are certified free of harmful chemicals and other nasties.
What the Ecosa mattress feels like
The great thing about the Ecosa mattress is that you can make it feel however suits you. It has flippable layers that let you choose from a medium, medium-firm or firm feel. Most Aussie sleepers think even on the medium side it feels like a firm mattress.
Because the top layer is memory foam, the Ecosa delivers that ‘sinking in and being held’ feeling. But it springs back as you move around so you won’t get stuck in one position. Thanks to the open cell design of the ECO-Tex memory foam, it’s slightly bouncy, like a traditional spring mattress (but without the squeakiness).
Because of the memory foam that cushions and moulds to your body, there’s very little partner disturbance on the Ecosa mattress.
Suitability for hot sleepers
The Ecosa has been designed for maximum airflow to ensure you stay cool all night long. This is thanks to pincore holes throughout the mattress so that air can move freely around all the layers. The breathable cover and the gel infused memory foam also help promote airflow. While some sleepers agree it’s a cool mattress, others found it too hot (all that foam).
Temperature is really subjective and how hot your mattress feels can be a combination of things, including your room temperature. If you’re worried about how hot it might be, give the 100 night free trial a go.
Mattresses in a box can off-gas - that’s the weird chemical smell that appears when you first open it. A few sleepers notice a slight whiff, but most don’t. Ecosa reckons opening a window for the first few days can help get rid of the smell as can washing the cover.
Ecosa is Australia’s first certified carbon neutral mattress company and they’ve got a range of sustainability initiatives. These include using natural and recycled materials (including in the Vital and Pure mattresses); moving towards sustainable packaging by 2025; designing long-lasting products that you don't have to replace; and offsetting their carbon emissions. For example, the Ecosa mattress’ carbon offset is 189.6kgs. You can see more on the product page about which projects are offsetting this carbon.
We also like Ecosa’s longer than average warranty of 15 years. Ecosa are somewhat upfront about their manufacturing and supply chain too. A proudly Aussie owned and operated company, materials are sourced from Germany (90%), Japan (5%), and China (5%). The mattresses are made in China in factories that have been independently audited, although they don't provide any more details than that.
How much does the Ecosa mattress cost?
Prices start from $800 for a single mattress, up to $1,650 for a super king.
Trial, warranty and shipping
You can try the Ecosa mattress for 100 nights. You do need to try it for a minimum of 14 nights before returning it. To arrange a return, you contact Ecosa via email, online chat or online form. Ecosa will then arrange a free pick up for you, through their charitable partners, like The Salvation Army. This can take up to 10 business days.
If you live outside cities, returns are a little trickier and Ecosa may ask you to return the mattress to your local pick up spot, at your own cost and time. Once the mattress has been picked up or dropped off, Ecosa will process your full refund. There are a few recent customers who have struggled with the returns process. Mainly this is long pick up times and being unable to get in touch with the Ecosa customer service team.
The Ecosa mattress comes with a 15-year warranty which covers visible dents that are deeper than 2cm; split or cracked foam; or a manufacturing defect of the cover. Ecosa is keen to promote that this mattress can sit happily on any firm, flat surface, including the floor.
But they do also point out that you need to stand the mattress regularly to breathe and ideally air and vacuum the area beneath the mattress. That’s because they won’t accept returns or warranty claims for mould or mould-related problems. This is much better the Noa mattress warranty that’s void if you don’t use a bed frame, although they state the mattresses can be used on the floor.
Like most mattresses in a box brands, Ecosa seems to be struggling with deliveries lately with lots of complaints about deliveries not turning up when they’re supposed to.
How the Ecosa mattress compares
- The Ecosa mattress is the mid-range option, with the Vital being the most affordable mattress. The Ecosa mattress is all-foam, while the Vital is a hybrid (foam and springs). The Ecosa allows you to adjust the firmness, while the Vital is medium only. The Ecosa is waterproof (the Vital isn’t) and is 25cm high, compared to the Vital’s 23cm.
- The Pure mattress is the top-end mattress. Where the Ecosa mattress is all-foam, the Pure is a hybrid of latex and springs. The Pure has more of a focus on being natural, organic and eco-friendly. It’s also 29cm high, compared to the Ecosa mattress at 25cm. The Pure offers 2 adjustable layers (medium and medium-firm), to the Ecosa’s 3 firmness levels.
Is the Ecosa mattress any good?
The Ecosa mattress is a great mattress in a box. This is especially because of the customisation it offers. With flippable firmness layers, you can choose whether it feels medium, medium-firm or firm. It’s also got a waterproof and dust mite resistant cover that you can remove and wash for easy care. Plus, Ecosa gets bonus points for being Australia’s first certified carbon neutral mattress company.
How long does the Ecosa mattress last?
The Ecosa mattress comes with a longer than standard 15-year warranty so you can expect it to last that long.
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