Getting a ‘bed in a box’ is very common these days but a few years back that was not the case. In this Ergoflex mattress review, I will talk about this rolled mattress that was one of the first to hit the market back in 2006. Their mission back then was to sell ‘Tempur-like’ mattresses at an affordable price. Thirteen years later, they have established a strong brand of their own using their trademark 5G memory foam.
After seeing an advert online, I decided to finally order it. My mattress arrived about a month ago packed in a brown box. Unfortunately, they don’t ship them in the well-designed grey boxes they have on site. This, of course, is not a problem but I have to mention it here. Let’s move now to the full review below.
MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION
The Ergoflex mattress has a 3-layer construction plus the cover. These are:
- A high-density memory foam layer which minimizes motion transfer to help couples sleep better. It also provides your body with pressure relief.
- A Cool-Sleep airflow layer which has the ability to keep the mattress cool during sleep. It allows airflow which is vital for the mattress to ‘breath’.
- A high-resilience foam base that acts as the base of this mattress. It also provides your body with the needed support.
The Ergoflex mattress has a total height of 23cm and in the image below you can see the position of each layer.
The cover of the Ergoflex mattress is a great one. It’s made of natural Tencel which is an amazing material. It is very breathable for a start, but it also supports the body’s natural temperature regulating properties. This is very important as your skin will feel pleasantly comfortable. If you suffer from allergies, this material is great for you because it’s naturally hypoallergenic and anti-microbial. Besides the external Tencel layer, they have cleverly placed a protective micro-fine inner cover which is there to protect the foam layers. This is great as accidents are not rare in bed.
The design of this cover is one I really liked. It looks quite different from all the other rolled mattresses and I loved the colour scheme they chose. They definitely got inspiration from the Scandinavian culture which is always a good thing. At least for my taste. The cover is removable and you can machine wash it at 30 degrees. Overall, I think this is a great cover and they did a great job here.
COMFORT & SUPPORT
Just like most rolled mattresses, the Ergoflex one is designed to suit the average sleeper. It has a medium-firm feel and if I use my virtual scale here I would say it’s a 3.4 with 5 being really firm. I would like now to talk about the different sleeping positions and how this mattress performed.
I always start from the back position which is my favourite one. The 5G memory foam layer instantly ‘hugged’ my shoulders and I felt very comfortable in this position. Pressure relief was at a good level and I felt that my spine was in good form.
Turning to the side position, sinkage increased but the mattress reaction was a bit slow. The foam felt a bit firm for this position but overall it was comfortable. However, I thought that my spine alignment could be better.
Finally, moving to the stomach position I felt that my hips and chest were in a good position and pressure relief was great. My spine was aligned properly and in general, it was very comfortable in this position.
One reason they claim you should buy this mattress is the minimal motion transfer. Having tested that with my partner, I must admit the Ergoflex mattress did a pretty good job. As for the edge support, it’s not bad for a foam-only mattress.
As I have already mentioned, the Ergoflex mattress will come directly to your door packed in a carton box. They offer free next day delivery for all sizes but this is only for weekdays. If you want a Saturday delivery you will have to pay an extra £35. I have to mention here that the package will be delivered to your front door as the couriers are not allowed to get inside your property. That means that it would be useful to have someone to help you with the box as the larger sizes are quite heavy.
I went for a Saturday delivery as I was busy with work. The courier was very polite and on time and in general that service was as expected. I also got communication via text and email for the time and day of delivery. Overall, I had a good experience with them so no complaints here.
TRIAL PERIOD & GUARANTEE
This mattress comes with a 10-year guarantee which covers any defects in workmanship and materials. They can actually claim that they are among the few mattress companies that operate more than the guarantee period they promise. Besides that, you will also get a 30-night trial period which gives you a month to try this mattress and decide whether you are happy or not with it. Unfortunately, this is not at the same level with most competitors who offer 100 nights and Ergoflex should probably try to match this. If you are not happy with it, you can return it for free and get a full refund. The process is easy and you don’t have to keep the original packaging to be able to return your mattress. Overall, I think there is room for improvement here, especially with the trial period.
Finishing this Ergoflex mattress review, I would like to share my final thoughts with you. This is a good quality memory foam mattress that is a cheaper Tempur alternative. It will suit mostly stomach and back sleepers but also couples who want to have a peaceful sleep. The Tencel cover is fantastic and makes this mattress great for allergy sufferers. The main drawback I see here is the short trial period but if you are ok with that then this can be a good choice for you.
ERGOFLEX MATTRESS REVIEW
-High quality 5G memory foam
-Minimal transfer motion