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Find out who came out on top in our side-by-side mattress comparison of the internationally-awarded Emma mattress and the popular Koala mattress.

Disclaimer: The reviews and ratings are based on criteria that our sleep experts deem important. This is a comparison site operated by DIBMat GmbH, a fully-owned subsidiary of Emma Sleep that owns the Emma mattress featured on this site. Our researchers try their best to keep all details and promos updated but they may change any time. We do not compare all mattress brands in the market. Full details

Emma vs Koala

Mattress Criteria
Queen Price
Number of Layers
3 foam layers
2 foam layers
Mattress Depth
25 cm
25 cm
Multi-zone Support
Motion Isolation (Zero Partner Disturbance)
Contains Eco-friendly Foam
Machine-washable Mattress Cover
Ergonomic Handles
How long can it remain in the box?
up to 2 weeks
few days upon receipt
Maintenance (e.g. flip or rotate mattress)
No need
Rotate 180 degrees every month
Trial Length
100 Nights
120 Nights
10 Year Warranty
Free Delivery
Same-day Delivery
Free Returns
Only in Metro Areas
Allowed Number of Returns per Household Under Trial Period

Emma vs Koala




Best Overall Mattress in a Box 2022




Emma Mattress

  • Exceptional Comfort Support System
  • Ergonomic Design & Construction
  • Eco-friendly Foam

With multiple international awards from independent testing agencies combined with its relatively lower prices, the Emma mattress has become synonymous with value for money the world over. But how does it compare with its Australian counterparts?

Read Emma Mattress Review

The New Koala


Superb Delivery Service




The New Koala Mattress

  • 120 night trial
  • 4 hour delivery
  • Eco-friendly Foam

With its cheeky humour and millennial branding, Koala has managed to become one of the best-selling mattress in a box brands on the Australian market. But when it comes to putting their money where there mouth is, how does the Koala mattress measure up?

Read Koala Mattress Review


The Emma and Koala mattress both offer the essential characteristics one should look for in a mattress: comfort, breathability and support. However the German-made Emma mattress foam build does feature a more engineered construction with ergonomically-cut grooves in its support layer that encourages optimal pressure relief targeted to different areas of the body. In addition, its machine-washable cover with handles scores the Emma mattress extra points for the added convenience.

The Australian-made Koala mattress does however have the upper hand when it comes to fast delivery times and has a trial period with 20 more days than the usual. Definitely a consideration when you are in need of a new mattress ASAP! While the extra trial time does make a bit of difference, it’s not a game changer. As you’ll find that 100 days is enough time to get your body used to a new mattress (recommended 21-28 days).

Overall, the Emma mattress offers great quality at an unbeatable price and is well deserving of its top spot. While its still got some room to grow in terms of service, there’s no doubt it’s one of the best mattresses in a box out there!


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