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Let’s be honest: there are so many online mattress in a box brands. How do you decide which one is worth your time, money and weary body? You let us do the hard work.
Proudly Aussie based, the Eva mattress has been around since 2017. A hybrid mattress (so it’s a combo of foam and pocket springs), this medium-firm mattress gives Aussie sleepers a lot to love. This includes a comfortable, supportive and cool night’s sleep that won’t be interrupted by a twitching partner.
In our Eva mattress review, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the mattress, from who it suits to the materials used and shipping details. It also includes insights from Cosier writer Elese who got hands-on with it, spending multiple nights sleeping on it to really understand what it feels like.
At a glance
- Hybrid construction that makes it oh-so-comfortable and supportive.
- Super-breathable and cool thanks to the pocket springs that allow air to circulate.
- Minimal partner disturbance.
- Longer than standard trial period and warranty.
- Transparency around their manufacturers.
- The metres and metres of soft plastic that Eva vacuum-seals mattresses in.
- Tendency to feel a little like you’re rolling into the middle.
- Heavy, with a queen weighing 55kg.
Who’s the Eva mattress best for
We reckon side sleepers and back sleepers will enjoy the firm, supportive feel of the Eva mattress. Thanks to its minimal partner disturbance, it’s ideal for people who share a bed. Its breathability and coolness impressed us too, so it’s great for hot sleepers.
What you need to know
Ordering and delivery
It’s easy to buy on the website, thanks to large, well-labelled buttons. (Although we’re not big fans of the passive-aggressive pop ups saying stuff like ‘I’ll pay full price, thanks’ and how the larger (read: more expensive) sizes are preselected.) It’s handy having the dimensions next to the bed sizes so you can be sure it’ll fit your room and bed linen.
The double mattress Elese tested was delivered in 1 slightly heavier than expected box: 45kg. However, it had a handle and helpful wheels on the bottom of the box. It contained an overwhelming amount of plastic wrap which wasn’t ideal.
Materials and construction
The Eva mattress is a hybrid mattress, which means it’s got both foam and pocket springs. Its 4 layers consist of:
- Gel memory foam for cooling and pressure relief.
- Latex foam for breathability and support.
- High density foam for firmness.
- 5 zone pocket springs to minimise partner disturbance. Plus extra springs along the side pockets gives edge support so you don’t slip off when putting your socks on.
What the Eva mattress feels like
Eva reckons this is a medium-firm mattress. But for Elese and her partner, they found it was softer than they expected. In fact, they reckon “It’s delightfully plush, balancing softness with structure to cradle you like a baby”.
“It’s delightfully plush, balancing softness with structure to cradle you like a baby”.
You can expect the latex layer, which is denser than memory foam, to take a minute or two to cushion as you sink in. Pay close attention and you can almost feel the Eva mattress moulding to your body. But there's still great support, and the third density foam layer lends firmness with pocket springs underneath.
There are 5 different pocket spring zones, and you can feel the change in texture across the surface of the mattress. It's plush in the middle of the bed, and firmer at the sides. This puts you in something resembling a zero-gravity type sleep position. Elese says: “I do sometimes feel like I'm rolling into the middle of the bed. Even so, the Eva mattress offers a great balance of comfort and support.”
The pocket springs really make a difference to the Eva mattress, helping to reduce partner disturbance. Although you might find, like Elese, that the Eva bed is so snug you’ll toss and turn much less anyway (win).
Suitability for hot sleepers
The Eva mattress is very breathable and impressively well-ventilated. This is thanks to the open structure of the gel memory foam combined with the open cell structure of the latex and pocket springs.
Elese explains “My partner runs hot, but we slept without bother through the beginning of a Melbourne summer with a medium-weight doona. Our new Eva bed is much cooler on warm nights than our usual mattress. We don't get clammy, which is surprising given we don't have air con.”
Elese can confirm that there was no funky smell when they opened the box, let the mattress unroll, or when they started to use it.
Eva has great (read: refreshing) transparency on their website about their mattress manufacturers. You can read first-hand accounts of the team and factories that make the Eva mattress. If you’re keen on ethical manufacturing, we reckon Eva will suit you.
We also like Eva’s giving scheme. For every mattress sale, they donate 1% to StreetSmart, an Australian charity focused on homelessness. They’ve also donated thousands of mattresses to local organisations to ensure all Aussies can have a good night’s sleep.
How much does the Eva mattress cost?
Prices start from $750 for a single mattress, up to $1,150 for a king.
Trial, warranty and shipping
The Eva mattress comes with a whopping standard free trial of 365 nights. Shipping is fairly standard too, with next-day metro delivery. Non-metro areas will take between 1-8 business days. Wherever you are in Australia, shipping is free.
Oh, and they’ll only deliver to your door, not inside your home. If you live in an apartment complex or have lots of stairs, you might want to rope someone in to help.
The Eva mattress warranty is better than standard (10 years). Instead, it comes with a 12-year warranty. Which is even more impressive when you consider you’re paying less than a grand for even the largest size.
Is the Eva mattress any good?
We reckon so. We rate its great combination of quality materials. As a hybrid mattress, it’s packing latex, gel memory foam and pocket springs. This trio gives great support and comfort and reduces partner disturbance. It also helps keep the mattress cool and breathable. Which - as anyone who’s ever sweated through a hot Aussie night knows - is super important.
Add to this quick delivery, wheels on the box to easily move it around, handles to easily turn it and a medium-soft feel, and you’ve got one of the best value mattresses we’ve ever slept on.
How long does an Eva mattress last?
The Eva mattress should last at least 12 years - it comes with a 12-year warranty.
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