Ecosa Pure Mattress Review

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Last Updated Apr 2024
The Ecosa Pure hybrid mattress is not just made out of sustainable materials, but uses recycled plastic bottles, thereby actively contributing to cleaning up our global mess. And, they offer a 100 night trial, and you get to choose between two firmness options. Let’s jump in!

Ecosa Pure

Our Verdict
This mattress is as good for you as it is for the environment. Sleep comfortably on your preferred firmness level, knowing there's 80 less plastic bottles floating around thanks to your bed.
What we like
  • Environmentally friendly, machine washable, and removable mattress cover made out of 80 plastic bottles.
  • Two generous layers of latex foam, one dunlop, one talalay
  • Adjustable firmness - choose between medium or medium firm
Considerations
  • Not the most reliable when it comes to deliveries, and you may have to wait all day for delivery
  • Slightly lower coil count compared to other mattresses, particularly at this price point

WHO IS ECOSA MATTRESS?

Ecosa stands for Eco Sleep Australia, and the good news is that their dedication to what’s good for the environment and for your sleep doesn’t end with their name! Ecosa has become 100% carbon neutral, and works with GreenStory to support projects that help communities reduce their carbon footprint. These projects include planting trees and installing solar panels. Ecosa is also a B Corp business, reflecting their dedication to being socially and environmentally responsible. 

The Ecosa Pure pocket spring mattress is one of 3 mattresses offered by Ecosa (aside from their cot mattress), and this is the one we’ll be focusing on today. If you’re interested in finding out more about Ecosa’s flagship mattress, check out our review here.

WHERE ARE THEIR MATTRESSES MADE?

Though Ecosa is Australian-owned and has its headquarters in Melbourne, the Pure Mattress is made in a factory owned by Ecosa in China with independent quality control. The materials used in the mattress are mainly sourced from Germany, with some from Korea.

WHAT IS THE ECOSA PURE MATTRESS MADE OUT OF? ARE THERE DETAILED SPECIFICATIONS FOR THIS MATTRESS?

The Pure Mattress is Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified, so it has been independently verified that no harmful materials or chemicals were used in the production of this mattress. Ecosa have called this mattress their “most sustainable mattress” as it’s made with natural latex, pocket springs enveloped in recycled felt, and covered in OceanCycle plastic. In addition to that, Ecosa is proudly carbon neutral. Ecosa work with GreenStory to fund initiatives that will help communities reduce their carbon footprint. These projects include helping communities transition to solar energy, and planting trees. 

Also not to be overlooked, but this mattress gives you a choice between a medium feel and a medium-firm feel simply by doing some flipping. So let’s get to it!

Removable OceanCycled Cover

Ecosa have partnered with OceanCycle to reduce the amount of plastic waste in our oceans. The Pure Mattress cover is made from 80 plastic bottles fished out of the waters – talk about upcycling! Somehow, Ecosa have been able to take those crinkly bottles and make a gorgeous cover that’s resistant to dust mites. The best part is that this mattress cover is removable, so you can unzip it and pop it into the washing machine! Now you can sleep in comfort on a clean bed with peace of mind that your mattress is helping the environment, 80 plastic bottles at a time. 

BounceTech Dunlop Latex Foam

Pure latex is the sap from what most people know to be the rubber tree. Tree sap comes in liquid form, so it needs to be processed into foam for bedding purposes. There are two methods which produce two different types of latex foam from the same sap – Dunlop latex, and Talalay latex. For more information, check out this article to learn about the different procedures. 

Ecosa’s BounceTech layer uses open cell Dunlop latex, from rubber that is sourced sustainably. This 3cm layer of foam comes in at medium firmness and is naturally anti-microbial and resistant to dust mites and mold. Latex foam by nature does retain heat, but the open cells in this layer will help as they’ll give room for air to circulate and therefore heat to escape. This layer will conform to your body shape to give pressure relief for your spine and neck, so you can sleep comfortably with your spine perfectly supported. There is going to be a little bit of motion transfer from this layer as it’s bouncy, but partner disturbance will be mitigated by the pocket springs a few layers down. 

We really love latex foam as there are no VOCs with natural latex. Also, it’s resilient and durable, so it’ll last the distance night after night, year after year. Finally, because it’s sustainably sourced, biodegradable and recyclable, it’s a great choice if you are green minded. Talk about a quality material! 

Micro Coil Technology

Having this 2.5cm layer of micro coils between the layers of latex foam is perfect for allowing air flow and helping with movement transfer. This layer is made of thousands of tiny little pocket coils that distribute your weight evenly and relieves pressure points as it supports your body. 

Adaptive Talalay Latex

This 3cm layer of Talalay latex foam is similar to Ecosa’s BounceTech layer, in that it’s naturally anti-microbial, resistant to dust mites, resilient, sustainably sourced and biodegradable. Talalay latex might not be quite as durable as dunlop, but it shouldn’t be that big of a difference in this bed as Ecosa’s adaptive talalay latex is high density. This layer will also provide cushioning for pressure points as it molds itself to your shape. 

Ecosa’s top three layers (their comfort layers) can be flipped over so that this talalay latex layer is the topmost layer. By arranging this layer on top, you can choose to have a medium-firm feel to your bed, as opposed to the default slightly softer medium setting. 

7 Zone Pocket Springs

Ecosa’s pocket springs are individually encased in recycled felt, in keeping with Ecosa’s commitment to using recycled materials. The queen size mattress has 768 coils, and they’re divided into 7 zones. The coils are made of wires with thicknesses ranging from 1.9mm to 2.2mm (so between 11-13 on the coil gauge). These zones have coils with different wire thicknesses so that different areas of your body get the support they need in order that you can enjoy perfect spinal alignment all night long. These wire thicknesses are 768 is just slightly short of the 800 coils we’d love to see in a queen size bed, but the difference should be quite minimal, and the thickness of the wire coils will give firm support over many years.

The reinforced edge of the mattress also has firmer springs with thicker gauges so that you can use all of the mattress, rather than just the center. This layer also minimises motion transfer because the springs are not connected to each other. And of course, the innerspring core provides breathable comfort by allowing air to cycle through.

This layer is 20cm thick, making up the bulk of the height on this hybrid mattress. These springs are supported by a 1cm base layer of firm latex foam.

Pure Mattress Dimensions and Weight

The queen Pure Mattress weighs 69kg and measures 203 by 153cm, and is 29cm thick. It will support body weights of 150kg per sleeper, or 300kg combined.

What is the firmness of the mattress?

As mentioned above, the Ecosa Pure gives you two firmness options by switching the comfort layers around so that the micro coils stay between the latex foams layers. If you sleep with a partner, you will need to come to a compromise if you have different preferences for firmness levels, but having adjustable firmness is fantastic. Ecosa Pure gives you the choice between medium and medium-firm levels of firmness. 

Delivery of the mattress

Ecosa promises same day delivery for metropolitan Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide. Outside of these areas, you should receive your mattress within 1-7 business days.

Unfortunately, there have been many complaints posted on the Ecosa website in regards to the delivery of the mattress. These reviews speak of delivery and clerical mistakes, wrong delivery times and having to spend the whole day waiting, only for the driver to not wait if you happen to be busy when they come.

Ecosa Mattress in a Box Unboxing

Given that the queen sized Pure weighs 69kg, I will be eternally thankful that they have wheels on their boxes. Ecosa hasn’t forgotten their packaging in their goals to be sustainable and eco friendly. They aim to have 100% of their packaging be sustainable by 2025, and for any plastic in their packaging to be recyclable or biodegradable. 

Of course, you could do as my friend does – give the box to your cat to use as a tunnel! Then follow after and chase the cat through the box.

Customer Service

A customer posted on Ecosa’s website that their customer service was “Nice but unhelpful. Promised discount voucher but it never came” One thing I really admire about Ecosa is that they let you post a mattress review on their website. So long as you are a verified purchaser, all your comments and ratings, from 1 star through to 5, are listed for all to see. The vast majority of them are very happy, not just with their customer service but with the Ecosa mattress as a whole.

Email and Form

Ecosa’s live chat service on their website was excellent, and Jacob answered all my questions clearly and promptly. As for emails, Ecosa replied promptly within a day and were happy to clarify anything I was confused about.

Warranty – Anything to watch out for?

Ecosa offers a 15 year warranty. That’s a lot of years. You’ll need to keep a copy of your order confirmation in order to prove you bought the bed from Ecosa, and as with most bed-in-a-box warranty policies, it’s not transferable.

What is covered

Sagging or indents that are deeper than 20mm (2cm), or any physical flaws that cause the foam to crack or split apart will be covered under the policy. This is as long as the bed has been used properly (with a supportive bed base) and it hasn’t been improperly handled.

What is not covered

Ecosa will not cover the softening of the foams so long as it “does not affect the pressure-relieving qualities of the mattress”. They also won’t make any changes or replacements after the 100 day trial related to changes in comfort preference, any defects coming from abnormal uses or physical damage.

Materials that tear or deform as a result of cold temperatures, dirt, stains, odours or bed bugs from poorly cared for beds also won’t be covered, and mould has also been written off entirely. Any defective covers will result in the cover itself being replaced, and not the whole bed. Also minor variations that don’t affect the bed’s pressure relieving properties won’t be covered.

Warranties cover replacements and repairs, but not refunds.

Warranty Process

Making a claim starts with you emailing Ecosa with a brief description and photo of the problem along with proof of purchase. Ecosa may ask for more photos and information, or arrange to physically come to inspect the mattress in order to evaluate the legitimacy of a claim.

Returns – How are the beds disposed?

Many box mattresses manufacturers send returned mattresses to charity partners, and Ecosa has their partner too! Ecosa works with the Salvation Army, and beds that are returned go to families who the Salvation Army is helping.

SUMMARY

Ecosa has thought of everything with their Ecosa Pure mattress, from a protective cover made out of plastic bottles that you can pop in the washing machine, to how this supportive mattress can provide customisable comfort with adjustable firmness levels. The coils make this hybrid mattress a breathable mattress. Ecosa have succeeded in creating true hybrid mattress out of eco-friendly, high performance materials. So give Ecosa Pure’s 100 night trial a whirl – you won’t regret it! 

Ecosa Pure

Our Verdict
This mattress is as good for you as it is for the environment. Sleep comfortably on your preferred firmness level, knowing there's 80 less plastic bottles floating around thanks to your bed.
What we like
  • Environmentally friendly, machine washable, and removable mattress cover made out of 80 plastic bottles.
  • Two generous layers of latex foam, one dunlop, one talalay
  • Adjustable firmness - choose between medium or medium firm
Considerations
  • Not the most reliable when it comes to deliveries, and you may have to wait all day for delivery
  • Slightly lower coil count compared to other mattresses, particularly at this price point

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