One of the main reasons that more and more people buy ‘boxed mattresses’ is the fact that they are very affordable. Eve, one of the main players in this market, decided to create an even cheaper mattress for those with tight budgets. In this Eve Light mattress review, I will talk about this affordable option and whether you should consider it.
This is the 5th mattress they have developed which shows how much they understand their customer needs. To cut costs they created a foam-only mattress. After all, hybrid mattresses are usually more expensive. The mattress measures 20cm in height with the smaller size selling for only £279! This is amazing considering you will be getting a mattress from a reputable maker. The Eve Light is manufactured here in the UK so they didn’t cut any corners to achieve this price point. Mine arrived almost a month ago so it’s a good time to write the full review.
The Eve Light mattress has a 2-layer construction. These are:
An ‘evecomfort’ layer which is their signature material. Unlike traditional memory foam, this is more breathable and will keep you cool during sleep. It will also provide your body with the needed pressure relief.
A supportive foam layer which is there to provide your body with the needed support. It’s also the base of this mattress.
The image below showcases how the two layers are positioned.
The cover of the Eve Light is designed with practicality in mind. It’s made of 98% polyester and 2% elastane. They chose polyester because it’s a very breathable material. It’s also quite strong and very easy to maintain. They chose elastane to improve the fit of the cover. This blend works quite well and I think this was the right choice for this type of mattress. The cover is removable and you can machine wash it at 40 degrees.
The design is quite minimal and it’s very similar to the one of the Eve Original mattress. The upper and side parts are white with the bottom being yellow. The cover feels soft but I have seen way better covers. Of course, at this price, my expectations are not that high and overall, I think it’s a decent one.
Comfort & Support
This is a mattress that was designed specifically for those on a tight budget. It was also designed to suit most people so they went with a medium-firm feel. I would say it’s a 3.3 on my virtual scale with 5 being really firm. It’s time now to talk about the different sleeping positions and how this mattress performed.
I always start with my favourite position, the back one. The mattress reacted quickly and hugged my shoulders. It was comfortable and I felt that I was supported in the areas that I needed it the most. However, I felt that the pressure relief was not enough which is something expected from a budget mattress.
Turning to the side position, sinkage increased and I felt that my spine was aligned properly. I don’t weigh much so the mattress could handle well my body weight. However, my partner who weighs more felt that the mattress didn’t perform very well in this position. I felt well supported and I think that the mattress did a decent job in this position.
Finally, moving to the stomach position, I felt that the mattress supported my hips and shoulders. The medium-firm feel helps with this position and I must say I was really impressed by it. Overall, I think the mattress performed well in every position but the mediocre pressure relief is what you get for paying a lower price.
If you share your mattress with a partner, then this is a good option. The all-foam construction means that there is minimal motion transfer. As for the edge support, I would say it’s average which is expected from a memory foam mattress.
It’s already mentioned above that the Eve light is a rolled mattress. It will come packed in a nice carton box, just like the one pictured below. Delivery is free for all sizes and you should expect your mattress within 1-3 days from the moment you place your order. Mattresses are delivered on weekdays but if you want yours to be delivered on a Saturday then this will cost you an extra £30. Specific slots during the week will cost you anything between £10-20. If you want next-day delivery, unfortunately, this is not possible with any of the Eve mattresses.
Mine arrived 2 days after I had placed my order and the courier was prompt and polite. They sent me a text with my slot and the whole process was smooth. The mattress is available in 4 sizes which I think is a big drawback. I have an EU sized frame so I had to buy a new one to be able to use it with this mattress. I hope they will address this in the near future. Other than that, I was quite happy with their service.
Trial Period & Guarantee
The Eve Light mattress comes with a 100-night trial period which is quite standard these days. This gives you more than 3 months to try this mattress and decide whether you want to keep it or not. If you are not very happy with your purchase, you can return it and get a full refund. The process is not complicated and all you have to do is talk to their customer service department and they will arrange everything for you. I want to note here that you don’t need to keep the original packaging to be able to return your mattress. Make sure you recycle it though! Besides the trial period, you will also get a 10-year guarantee which is great news. You can find the complete terms and conditions here. Overall, they offer a complete package here, especially for a budget mattress.
Finishing this Eve Light Mattress review, I would like to share my final thoughts with you. This is a mattress that is a great value for money. At this price, I didn’t expect to find such a complete package. It might not offer the best pressure relief but it’s balanced and quite comfortable. The only real problem I see here is the lack of EU sizes. If you are looking for a memory foam mattress that won’t break the bank then this should be high on your list.