Eva Mattress Review - Reasons to Buy/NOT Buy?
If there’s one thing we’ve learnt over the years, it’s that there are a lot of top-notch Aussie mattresses out there, but is there one that stands out as the best? Bedding company Eva, with its own Eva Mattress, believes that it has designed “Australia’s best mattress-in-a-box”, combining memory foam, latex foam and pocket springs into one hybrid mattress that promises to usher in a quality of sleep the likes of which you’ve never experienced before.
How does it shape up? We’ve assessed its various attributes—firmness, temperature regulation, edge support, motion isolation and more—and have sought to hold The Eva Mattress to its lofty claims of being the “best”. What did we find? Read on to find out.
Eva Mattress Comparison: Quick Summary of the Ratings
Verdict: Hybrid mattresses often combine the best parts of numerous mattress designs, and the Eva Mattress is no different, bringing the best of latex, memory foam and pocket springs together to form a single out-of-this-world sleeping surface. It provides support, keeps you cool and makes your night disturbance-free—all while remaining distinctly bouncy. There is a shortcoming or two, but for the vast majority of sleepers, the Eva mattress is a top pick.
About the Brand
Founded in Australia in 2017, Eva sought to bring an aspect of simplicity to the mattress-in-a-box market. The Eva team, who designed (and still design) their products in Melbourne, wanted to bring customers a simple yet intensely restful night’s sleep that served as a respite from the endless complexities of modern life.
This honest simplicity extended to the company’s production process too; while manufacturing in Australia was not financially feasible, the team didn’t want to offload the work to a Chinese factory sight unseen (much like many other mattress companies). The team took a trip to China and scouted out the working conditions of the factory they had in mind. They made sure the working conditions were safe, ethical and conducive to the creation of a high-quality product. The factory they chose, managed by the Chen family, ticked all of those boxes—and the company’s relationship with the family remains strong to this day.
In addition, the company maintains close links to several Australian charities. Currently, it’s donating 1% of all mattress proceeds to The Smith Family, a charity dedicated to helping disadvantaged Australian youths succeed in education. Needless to say, when you shop Eva, you can feel good about it!
So you know the company, but what about the product? The Eva Mattress boasts 5 (well, 4, depending on your perspective) layers, spanning a range of material types. Yes, that means this is a hybrid mattress we’re dealing with. Get ready!
Gel Memory Foam – On the very top of this mattress is a gel-infused memory foam layer, intended to provide pressure relief and help keep you from overheating during the night. It does this by contouring to your body, keeping your hips, spine and joints aligned while the millions of gel beads absorb your body heat and disperse it throughout (and eventually out of) the mattress.
Premium Latex Foam – Next, a layer of latex foam counteracts the lack of reactivity found in the above layer, helping to prevent the ‘sinking feeling’ that many sleepers find unpleasant. Furthermore, its natural open-cell properties make it breathable, perfect for the hot Australian summers. Latex is also naturally hypoallergenic and dust mite-resistant. Not too shabby for one layer, and there are still more to come!
Density Foam – Providing a large degree of this mattress’ firmness, this third layer, a high density support foam, serves as a base for the other two layers to engage with before the double-whammy finale coming up next.
Five-Zone Pocket Springs – At the base, we come to a five-zone layer of pocket springs. These serve myriad functions. One, they help to minimise motion transfer thanks to the individually pocketed springs; two, they help to distribute a sleeper’s weight throughout the mattress, helping support folks (particularly heavier ones) and relieve pressure during the night; and three, they provide dynamic support to each section of the body, with variable firmness at the head, shoulders, back, hips and legs/feet (five zones, get it?).
These pocket springs are also heat tempered three times during the production process, protecting them from wearing down over years of use.
Edge Support – All around the Eva Mattress’ perimeter (which is why we hesitated in calling this a fifth layer) are robust springs, ensuring outstanding edge support and letting sleepers engage with the entire mattress without ever worrying about falling off the edge (we’ve all been there).
Finally, all the Eva Mattress’ foams are CertiPUR-US Certified and the latex is Class 1 OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified, meaning that they’re guaranteed to be free from harmful chemicals or substances.
Comfort, Firmness & Feel
Despite its bouncy latex layer and the reactive pocket springs, the Eva Mattress sits on the firmer side of the spectrum (7-8 out of 10 on the mattress firmness scale) thanks to its memory foam top layer and the high-density support foam in the middle. Eva claims that, during their research, they found that most sleepers prefer a firmer mattress, and that this mattress will suit any type of sleeper—front, back or side.
While we agree for the most part, but also think that light sleepers may find themselves a little too uncomfortable due to the firmness of the Eva Mattress. The vast majority of customers, though, will indeed get on like a house on fire with each layer of the Eva Mattress. Whether it’s the contouring memory foam, the bouncy latex, the reactive pocket springs or the dense support foam, most sleepers will find their night transformed by the well-crafted sleep experience of these components working side-by-side.
Of course, it’s always worth mentioning that firmness ratings (which, in this case is 7-8 out of 10) are purely subjective indicators of a mattress’ feel. To truly get a feel for any mattress, you’ll need to test it out for yourself, which is why Eva offers a risk-free 120-night trial all across Australia. Want to test it out? Then go ahead! You’ve got nothing to lose.
Sleep Position Ratings
Your sleeping position will go a long way to determining whether any given mattress is right for you. Are you a front sleeper? Side slumberer? Perhaps you drift off on your back? Maybe—and these people do exist—you’re a combination of all three. Whichever one you are, it’s a good thing to note that the Eva Mattress should suit your needs perfectly…make note of the word “should”.
As mentioned earlier, particularly light sleepers might find things too firm for their liking with the Eva Mattress, and this goes double if they’re light sleepers who prefer to lay on their stomachs. Their lack of weight will leave them struggling to engage with the mattress’ bouncier layers, making this already moderately firm mattress feel only marginally softer than concrete. When laying on their front, light sleepers will feel their stomach and internal organs pushing up against the hard surface—not comfortable, not at all.
Back and side sleepers with a bit of meat on their bones, however, will lose themselves in the “cloud-like” comfort afforded by the various distinct layers. They’ll enjoy body contouring and support; bounce and reactivity; as well as heat regulation too. And those poor folks who suffer from back or joint pain? They can rest easy; the mattress’ moderate firmness, complete with instantly-contouring memory foam and dense support foam, will put their pressure and pain-filled bodies at ease.
When the blazing hot Australian summers set in, the humble mattress will serve as one of your most valuable tools in keeping the heat at bay. So, how does the Eva Mattress hold up in the heat regulation department? Remarkably well, we’re pleased to report! For starters, the gel-infused memory foam layer absorbs excess body heat and expels it out of the mattress, counteracting the heat-retaining qualities of most memory foams. In addition, the natural open-cell design of the latex layer and the spaces between the pocket springs aid the mattress’ overall breathability and encourage airflow throughout.
What does this mean in practise? It means that you and your partner will be crisp, cool and sweat-free all night long, no matter how hot or humid the nights get.
One of the key benefits of the Eva Mattress’ hybrid design comes from its outstanding edge support features. High-density support foam, robust perimeter springs and firm memory foam all work together to provide you with a sturdy and supportive experience, whether you’re safely in the middle of the mattress or perched up on the edge. There’ll be no falling out of bed during the night, no sagging and people who struggle to physically get out of bed will find it easier than ever before.
There’s nothing worse than being kept up all night while your partner tosses, turns and fidgets, deep in their restful slumber. Even worse (well, from your partner’s perspective) is when you’re the one tossing and turning, keeping them awake and locked out of the realm of sleep. That’s why motion isolation is so important; it can stop movement from spreading across a mattress and help create a peaceful environment for both you and your partner.
The Eva Mattress’ individually pocketed springs function alongside its high-density foam and the gel memory foam to isolate motion whenever and wherever it appears. You may be confused as to how springs help isolate motion. After all, traditional spring-based mattresses are not typically known for their motion isolation capabilities. That’s the thing, though: traditional spring-based mattresses don’t come nestled in their own discrete pockets, do they? These pockets help the mattress retain the positive aspects of springs (bounciness and reactivity) while preventing them from impacting one another. The end result? You get the bounce; you get the comfort; you get the reactivity, but you get none (or, rather, very little) of the motion transfer.
Packaging and Delivery
Eva offers free next-day delivery to all major Australian metropolitan areas and free non-next-day delivery to everywhere else in Australia (between 1-8 business days for those non-metro folks). Returns are free too, and what’s more, it’s handled by The Salvation Army, meaning that unwanted mattresses are donated to people in-need across Australia.
As for the product itself: it’s a mattress-in-a-box, meaning that, when it arrives at your door, your Eva Mattress will… well, be packed into a box! You’ll simply have to unpack it, let it unfurl (give it a couple of hours) and lay it on top of your bed frame.
Warranty & Terms of Sale
Worried that your good times with the Eva Mattress won’t last? Burnt by bad experiences of products deteriorating over the years? No need! The Eva Mattress comes with a 12-year warranty covering any damage not caused by misuse or sag of 3cm or greater. On top of that, you’ll also enjoy the post-purchase peace of mind that comes with a 120-night risk-free trial. At any point in your first 120 nights of ownership, you can change your mind and receive a complete refund for your mattress.
Pricing and Dimensions
|Single||188cm x 92cm x 32cm||$600|
|King Single||203cm x 107cm x 32cm||$700|
|Double||188cm x 138cm x 32cm||$800|
|Queen||153cm x 203cm x 32cm||$900|
|King||183cm x 203cm x 32cm||$1,000|
We couldn’t make a firm judgement on any mattress without first consulting the opinions of genuine buyers like you! We took to productreview.com.au and scoured the site to see what everyday Australians thought of their nights sleeping on the Eva Mattress. What did we find? Good things, good things indeed! With an aggregated score of 4.5 out of 5 (taken from 760 total reviews), it’s easy to get a positive instant impression, and that impression only shoots higher when you dig into the buyer verdict on specific performance factors.
80% of customers reported getting used to their mattress in a matter of days, with 11% of the remaining sleepers following suit after a matter of weeks. Plus, while 54% of customers bought the mattress with existing neck and/or back issues, only 10% of them noticed any discomfort at all on their Eva Mattresses. Factor in that 82% of customers were left cool and dry with no heat retention to speak of, and 92% of customers noticed no sagging, and you’re left with the impression that the Eva Mattress is doing something special indeed!
One Australian buyer, Andrew-Morisset Park from Sydney, proudly calls it the “Best. Mattress. Eva”:
“ Great purchasing process. Supportive and firm but luxuriously soft at the same time. One small gripe: it’s heavy when making the bed. But really the best mattress we’ve ever owned.”
So, what do we think? Is the Eva Mattress “Australia’s best mattress-in-a-box”? Well, we’re at least confident in agreeing with Eva that it’s indeed of a supremely high quality, offering a superb marriage of support, bounce and cushioning with its numerous layers and hybrid design.
However, we’re not convinced that it outperforms other hybrid mattresses-in-a-box, like the Sleeping Duck mattress, for example. Still, coming in at as low as $600, there’s something to be said about the affordability of the Eva Mattress, and there’s nobody we’d outright dissuade from buying it (unless you’re a particularly lightweight sleeper). At the end of the day, the Eva Mattress is very, very good, but nothing quite makes it stand out as “the best”.