Who is Ecosa?
Ecosa is an Australian owned, and Australian based furniture, and bedding company who manufactures their products overseas. According to their FAQS, Ecosa sources their materials from Germany (90%), Japan (5%), and China (5%) then assemble the mattresses in China.
What is the Ecosa Mattress made of?
The Ecosa mattress is made in China, and made up of 5 layers:
Ergonomic Support Foam (bottom layer) to assist with proper spinal alignment. It’s the layer that absorbs impact to remove partner disturbance.
ECO-Tex Memory Foam (second layer) which is an open cell foam layer with similar bounce too latex but with more durability, breathability, and perfect for those who are allergic to latex.
G-7 Gel Memory Foam (top foam layer) which is infused with gel particles to keep mattress cool, and help regulate heat.
A Waterproof Inner Cover to make the mattress waterproof, and protect against dust mites
A Tencel Cover which is removable, and washable.
Ecosa's mattress is certified by OEKO-Tex Standard 100 which means the entire mattress is safe for use “from the coating, the outer material and the stitching, to the application and zipper”.
How do you adjust the firmness of an Ecosa mattress?
The Ecosa Mattress has adjustable firmness which is great for when you’re trialling it as you can test different options or if you have guests that prefer their mattress a different firmness. To adjust the firmness you’ll need to remove the outer cover, remove the waterproof cover, and flip the inner foam layers to your desired arrangement.
How often do you rotate an Ecosa Mattress?
As a general rule of thumb, you’re supposed to rotate a mattress every 6 months so body impressions aren’t created in the mattress. You need to rotate a mattress to reduce the wear in the same spots which will reduce the likelihood for body indentations to form where you sleep.
The Ecosa website says you never need to rotate the mattress but I’d rotate it every 6 months just to stay on the safe side.
How long does an Ecosa Mattress last?
The expiry date of most mattresses are 8-10 years. Ecosa offers a 15 year warranty on their mattress but state their mattress doesn't need to be rotated so I wonder how the mattress will last without forming body indentations without it being rotated.
So what did I think of Ecosa?
First of all, let me state my prior mattress situation. I had a queen-sized IKEA mattress, and a leather frame that fits a queen sized bed which I share with my fiancé. It was an alright mattress, nothing special. My fiancé hated it as he thought it was too firm and would often have trouble getting comfy.
In 2016 we had the opportunity to get a new mattress from Ecosa.
Fast forward to the arrival of the mattress. We were given a tracking number, got a phone call to schedule what time we would like the delivery, and ta-da! It was actually delivered during that period in a neat little box that was easy to manoeuvre.
So we set open the box, and the contents were: a welcome pack, a brochure, a tool to help cut open the packing, and a note that says to sleep well. There was a disclaimer to allow up to a few hours for the memory foam to fully spring up so we were a bit worried because we had filming to do. But thankfully, as soon as we cut open the packaging, the mattress sprung up and felt very different to our innerspring mattress.
The mattress ended up being too firm for us after a few months of use which we weren't able to get used to. I actually got increased back pain but it was a major improvement to the innerspring we previously had. I've seen online many people claim it is quite firm so I think with the right mattress topper, the Ecosa Mattress could make a great mattress choice.