Koala vs Ecosa

Koala vs Ecosa

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Koala

Koala is the most popular mattress in Australia with hundreds of 5-star reviews. Koala is a custom-designed all-foam mattress proving great comfort and zero partner disturbance.

Ecosa

Ecosa has an adjustable firmness design for a medium, medium-firm, and firm feel from your mattress. Made out of luxury materials and even a waterproof mattress topper that seals your mattress from accidental spills and dust mites.

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Mattress Information

Mattress Design

Polyurethane foam

Memory foam

Unique Points

  • Official WWF Partner – Adopt A Koala
  • 4 Hour Delivery*
  • 120 Night Trial
  • Certi-PUR US® Certified
  • GECA Certified
  • Open Cell
  • TENCEL®-blend cove
  • Adjustable firmness
  • 4 Hour Delivery
  • Waterproof mattress topper
  • 15 year warranty
  • Certi-PUR US® Certified
  • Gel Memory Foam
  • Open-Cell foam
  • High Density Ergonomic Memory Foam
  • California King size available

Overview

Koala beds are designed in Australia for Australians, with awards for eco-friendly manufacturing, a top-rated design and unique features just like the open-cell foam layer to keep the mattress cooler and give the not too firm, not too soft feel. Koala boasts a lightning-fast delivery that’s even better than Amazon, with 4 hour delivery in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Everywhere else, delivery remains fast and free. It’s hard to look for a brand new mattress and not hear about the koala mattress. They also claim to be the ‘highest-reviewed’ mattress in Australia.

The Ecosa mattress pulls out all the stops with three foam layers which will be rearranged for your preferred preference – medium 6/10, medium-firm 7.5/10, and firm 8.5/10. Perfect if you would like a change in your mattress to fir your sleeping style. Included is an inner cover manufactured from microfilaments, woven tightly for protection against dust mites and accidental spillage. The Ecosa mattress is extremely durable and high-quality with an extended 15-year warranty to prove it. Ecosa mattress ships free across Australia, with the metro areas being 4-hour delivery.

Pricing

Single

$750  $650

$799  $599

King single

$880

$899 $699

Double

$1,000

$999  $799

Queen

$1050

$1099  $899

King

$1250

$1199 $999

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Review

Rating

4.6

/5

4.4

/5

2015

2015

Year Launched In Australia

Video

Materials

Layers

Kloudcell foam, Adaptive Core

Eco-tex layer, Ecosa™ G-7 Memory Foam, Support Foam

Cover

Tencel

Premium polyester

Weight (Queen)

35.43 kg

32 kg

Available Sizes

Single, King Single, Double, Queen, King

Single, King Single, Double, Queen, King, California King

Perks

Warranty

10 Years

15 Years

Sleep Trial

120 Nights

100 Nights

Free Shipping

Yes

Yes

Free Returns

Yes

Yes

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What are the main differences between Ecosa and Koala?

The table above hopefully helped you in doing a quick comparison, now let’s elaborate and expand on a few key points:

Materials and construction

Both are foam mattresses, so they are excellent at minimising motion transfer and reducing pressure when you sleep on them. However, you should note that Ecosa hasn’t improved or changed its design since 2015, while Koala has. 

The Ecosa mattress is a three-layered mattress combining memory foam and foam. The layers are as follows:

The new Koala mattress is an all-foam mattress, that improves on the old design, making it even better at minimising motion transfer, and with better pressure relieving properties. It has three comfort layers:

Winner

Both mattresses are produced with certified foams that contain no harmful chemicals. Koala has layers designed to be flipped to change the firmness and with Ecosa you can switch the mattress layers around. If you do this for the Ecosa you lose the cooling gel foam on top for a firmer foam so it might mean you get hot while sleeping.

The Ecosa has a waterproof cover that's unique and saves you from getting a mattress protector, however, some reviewers say they don’t like the feel of it. Both mattresses have a zoned base which is excellent for spine alignment. But if we had to choose a winner it has to be the Koala mattress because of their continual development for better comfort.

Awards

It's a coincidence, Ecosa and Koala were founded at the same time in 2015 in Australia (or very close to each other anyways). Since their creation both have plenty of awards However, we can't find any big brands like ProductReview.com.au and Choice, mentioning Ecosa after 2019. 

Sinkage, bounce, and motion isolation

Sinkage and bounce

In terms of sinkage and bounce, both competitors are close to the middle of the pack. Although their foam layers provide a contouring effect, and their latex-like properties provide an element of bounce, neither one embodies the 'quicksand' feeling of memory foam nor a full-on bouncy latex feeling. Ecosa's adjustable firmness feature, however, allows you to almost entirely eliminate bounce by placing a layer of support foam on top (We don’t recommend this unless you like a firm mattress). Koala has a flippable top layer for adjustable firmness.

Motion isolation

Motion isolation makes both mattresses shine. We're sure you've seen or at least heard of the viral wine glass videos a few years back. Ecosa and Koala both demonstrated their motion isolation features by balancing a glass of red wine (or three in the case of Ecosa) on one end of their mattress while someone jumped on the other end. In both cases, there were no red blotches on the white mattress surfaces: it was as if no one had stepped on them.

Shipping, trial length, and warranties

Shipping

We don’t want to go to a store and wait around or buy a mattress online and wait a week for it to arrive. Luckily both brands offer free 4 hour delivery in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. And quick shipping everywhere else. In addition, both companies are running on a no-contact delivery basis during the COVID-19 pandemic, which means the delivery workers won't be able to enter your home and you won't be asked to sign anything upon delivery.

Trials, returns, and warranties

Koala

Ecosa

Buyer feedback and customer reviews

Both are excellent brands with an aggregated score of over ⅘ on every review platform from independent reviews. However, being a more popular mattress the Koala has a vast number of more reviews and usually a few percentages of a higher score. 

Final Verdict

You're faced with a tough decision when it comes to choosing between the Ecosa and the Koala mattresses. But our choice is the Koala because it has improved on its mattress design since 2015, it has more reviews(with a higher average), and it has a longer trial period. 

That’s it for this comparison, hopefully, we have covered a few key points for you. 

Happy shopping!