Probably one of the more well-known Mattress in a Box brands in Australia, social media-savvy Koala is a Sydney-based company seeking to simplify the way furniture is bought. Since their founding in 2015, they have since expanded their product range well beyond the Koala Mattress. Aside from Australia, Koala also caters to the Japanese market.
On their website, they herald themselves to be Australia’s highest rated mattress brand and have garnered the award, ‘Most Satisfied Customers 2019’ from Canstar Blue. Aside from this, Koala exhibits an environmentally-conscious approach to their business in their status as a certified B Corporation company, a 1% for the planet member and their collaborations in support of Australian wildlife with the WWF.
Price range: $750 – $1,250
Available sizes: Single | Double | King Single | Queen | King
120 night trial
10 year warranty
Made in Australia (Sydney)
Ease of Handling and Transport
Although the mattress comes in the lightest out of the 5 at around 24 kg, the height of its packaging makes it slightly cumbersome to transport without help from a second person. Unfortunately, the lack of built-in handles on the box also makes it hard to move around. Scissors are required to open the box.
The box does not include any extras.
Box was easy to disassemble and dispose of?
No, its box is large and the material is difficult to compress.
The cover of the Koala mattress supports a cool sleeping environment with its incorporation of polyester for wicking away moisture and TENCEL® which is known for its breathability. Although TENCEL® also has a higher absorbency which hampers moisture-wicking, it is a natural fabric good for the environment.
Top cover: Made of 70% Polyester, 30% TENCEL®
Bottom cover: Made of 100% Polyester
Cover Feature Summary:
No, unfortunately it is not. Although the Koala mattress is easily removed thanks to its zipper feature, it is recommended that the mattress cover be hand-washed with warm soapy water and line-dried. This could prove an inconvenience in the long run.
The Koala Mattress consists of two layers made of polyurethane foam:
For questions and concerns you can contact Koala at: [email protected]
The Australian-made mattress consists of high-end material that suits people that are average or larger in body size due to the firmness. Research done by testing institutions show that the Koala mattress leans towards the firmer side of the scale. For those of a lighter weight category who like to sleep on their back or stomach, this mattress might not work well. Additionally, the mattress cover requires hand-washing and does not make for easy maintenance and care. Despite this, if speed and convenience of delivery are what you’re after then the Koala might be the solution you are looking for.