6 Best Beds In A Box UK | Reviews & Coupons 2021

Once upon a time, buying a bed involved endless trailing around showrooms over multiple weekends, laying awkwardly over beds on display covered with plastic, paying extra to transport it to carry it down to your home. But nowadays, shopping for a new bed can’t be any simpler.

Along with improved bed design and mattress technologies and smart websites that can show your chosen bed in your home digitally without the hassle of carrying it into your home for a demo, a new generation of mattresses has evolved.

Bed-in-a-box technology has been around for a while now, and they pretty much what is in their name, that is, a foam or hybrid mattress compression packed into a box that can be easily moved or shifted by two people. This means you can easily take your mattress upstairs more easily, making it ideal for anyone who lives above the ground level.

Also, the 365 night trial period that the majority of the brands offer makes it risk-free. There is little reason to go to a showroom and lie for five minutes when deciding to shell out a couple of thousand pounds for a mattress that you will be owning for 5 to 10 years.

There is a lot to love about bed-in-a-box mattresses and I’m sure after reading this article you will want one. I will go over the best brands, review them and show you what sets them apart so that you can find a new mattress that is perfect for you. Read on for the mattress reviews so you can find the right match for your sleep needs and what your sleep deserves.

5 Best Mattress-In-A-Box available in 2021

1. Simba Hybrid Bed In A Box Mattress

Features and Specifications

Simba used data from different body profiles from over ten million people to create a bed in a box hybrid mattress that uses the supportive benefits of pocket springs and the comfort of foam, in a way it is created for you to get the best of both worlds without losing out on either one.

Simba has built a good reputation for utilizing the most innovative and tech-advanced materials in their products, from their mattress toppers to their adjustable pillows to even their weighted blankets. They always bring a new feature that separates them from their competitors.

The mattress is a mix of Simbatex (open-cell foam with graphite infusion), micro springs which are made from 100% British steel, an edge support layer, and a final zoned base foam layer. The Simba Hybrid Bed In A Box mattress construction has garnered attention from the customers and is selling in good numbers.

The Simba Hybrid has a medium-firm tension on its surface minimizing the motion transfer.

Trial and Warranty

Overall Simba is a very popular choice in the mattress and bed in a box category and their mattresses come with a 100-night trial and a 10-year guarantee. There is not really much that can go wrong with mattresses that offer a free trial.

Key Features

  • Trial Period: 100-night trial.
  • Warranty: 10-year warranty.
  • Type: Hybrid Mattress.
  • Gives the best performance of support and comfort by using Simbatex technology.
  • Uses an edge support layer so that there is enough support on the edge of the mattress.
  • Price range: £450-£780.

2. Otty Pure Hybrid Bamboo and Charcoal Bed in a Box Mattress

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Features and Specifications

Within the bed in a box mattress market, the 25cm thick Otty Pure Hybrid Bamboo and Charcoal (from £400) is a good competitor among the competitors.

The Otty Bamboo mattress offers a great value for its hybrid design that combines comfortable memory foam and pocket springs to create a surface that provides more than enough support to sleep on. It is also UK’s first hybrid bed in a box mattress to include both bamboo memory foam and charcoal-infused layers. While bamboo is known for its temperature regulating properties, charcoal is known for its antibacterial properties. Combined together they eliminate odours, wick away moisture and regulate the temperature when are sleeping. The choice of materials used in this mattress makes a good option for those who suffer from allergies, asthma and sensitive skin.

While other hybrid-designed mattresses that are available in the market have a small spring section, the Otty has quite a large spring section, which encourages good airflow within the mattress so you don’t get too hot while you sleep. During testing, I noticed the Otty mattress has a medium-firm tension and even my body temperature was maintained while I slept on it.

At 16 cm, these are the tallest springs that Otto has ever made- there are up to 2000 of them and this helps to add to the supportive feel of the surface of the mattress. Meanwhile, the medium-firm firmness doesn’t give you that much bounce, it ensures a minimal movement transfer between you and your partner during the night.

Trial and Warranty

Otty offers a 100-night trial and a 10-year guarantee. Some brands offer more warranty (25-year guarantee) but 10 years of guarantee is basically the standard in the mattress market. If you do not like this mattress you can return it for free within this trial period. Though any visible damage will incur a small charge, so I would recommend you should use a mattress protector to be on the safe side. Note that, this trial is only available if you buy it through Otty directly.

Key Features

  • Trial Period: 100-night trial.
  • Warranty: 10-year warranty.
  • Type: Hybrid Mattress.
  • Uses the great properties of bamboo in its memory foam and charcoal-infused layers.
  • 2000 springs of 16 cm height that provide support to your body when sleeping.
  • Price range: £400-£735.

3. Nectar Sleep Memory Foam Bed in a Box Mattress

Features and Specifications

Nectar Sleep’s bed in a box offers the joint-longest home trial and warranty that I have found in the UK market. You get a whole year to try it out and you get a ‘forever’ warranty, which is a long time by market standards in the world of mattresses.

The Nectar is one of the best bed-in-a-box mattresses, and it contains multiple layers of high-quality memory foam.

The Nectar’s Cooling Cover is made of polyethylene which is very breathable and helps keep the top of the mattress cool to the touch.

On top of the Nectar mattress, there is a layer of gel foam. It is not very responsive though and takes a few moments to reform after I apply pressure on it. The gel infusion is meant to offset the heat-trapping properties of the memory foam and should add some more cooling to the top of the mattress. Below that, there is a layer of Soft Conventional Foam that is of a higher density and is firmer than the top memory foam layer. It acts as a transition layer and eases sleepers down to the support layer beneath. On the bottom of the Nectar, there is a thick layer of base support foam. It is high-density, so it is durable and quite supportive.

Those who are looking for a mattress with minimal motion transfer would do well with the Nectar. The mattress features thick, slow-moving memory foam, a material that cuts down on motion transfer.

When I sat down near the edge of the Nectar mattress, it only collapsed a bit, I felt secure enough to lean over and tie my shoes. I did not feel like I was going to roll off onto the floor which shows the edge support is impressive for an all-foam mattress.

Trial and Warranty

With a 365-night trial, you will have enough time to decide if the Nectar mattress is the right fit for your sleeping habits. Rest assured knowing that your new Nectar mattress comes with a forever warranty.

Key Features

  • Trial Period: 365-night trial.
  • Warranty: Forever warranty.
  • Type: Foam Mattress.
  • The least motion transfer in an all-foam mattress.
  • Can be used on any bed frame
  • Price range: £500-£1200.

4. Brook & Wilde Elite Bed in a Box Mattress

Features and Specifications

Brook and Wilde is relatively new to the bed-in-a-box mattress scene, but it stands out among its rivals for a reason. You can pick your preferred level of firmness when buying its mattress.

They launched their entry-level Lux mattress that offered plenty of support and comfort at a competitive price, a good number of options and people loved it. Now they have launched their more premium Elite mattress, and it continues in that vein, delivering one of the most comfortable night’s sleep I have ever had.

The Elite mattress is made of 6 layers plus the cover. The Top Layer consists of a memory foam protector which allows the top cover to move freely. At the same time, it helps the first memory foam layer to work independently.

The Middle Layer is made of natural raw materials which is good news for you if you are eco-conscious. The open cell structure helps the mattress to stay cooler for longer so you can sleep more comfortably.

Beneath it, there are 2500 mini springs, which reduces pressure points. The springs also give your mattress some pushback and bounce, which is not found on ‘foam only’ mattresses.

There is also a support foam layer beneath the spring layer that has cushioning qualities that relieve pressure points.

Another layer of 1000 135mm pocket springs give a little more bounce and pushback. A support foam layer is the base of this mattress that adds support where is mostly needed.

The cover of the Brook and Wilde Elite mattress is great. It’s made of a four-way stretch fabric which is very breathable and ensures that your mattress will stay cool. The cover feels soft but it’s strong at the same time and I think it will last for long. The fit is very good as this is a stretchy fabric.

Another area where Brook and Wilde differentiate themselves is that they offer 3 degrees of firmness instead of a one size fits all approach so you can choose which is best for you depending on your personal preferences.

Trial and Warranty

Brook and Wilde offer a 100-night trial so you can take your time to decide if this mattress is the perfect match for you or not. To ensure you are also covered in the long run, they have also given each mattress a 10-year guarantee. This is always great to see as a mattress is an important investment for your health and sleep.

Key Features

  • Trial Period: 100-night trial.
  • Warranty: 10-year warranty.
  • Type: Hybrid Mattress.
  • Three types of firmness is an added benefit for customers to choose from.
  • This mattress is premium in every sense and offers good quality materials.
  • Price range: £800-£1300.

5. Eve Premium Bed in a Box Mattress

Features and Specifications

The Eve Hybrid mattress uses ‘Floatfoam’ technology with 1500 full-sized springs to provide weightless support. Eve claims that each coil in the mattress responds to your movement and sleeping position, meaning that all sleeping positions – from normal back and side sleepers to stomach sleepers – are covered.

The hybrid comes vacuum-packed which is once set free it expands to its thick 28cm depth in just four hours. When I first lied down, the hybrid felt hard, but it quickly moulded to my body, mixing softness in with this initial firmness. My back and legs felt very well supported.

I think the hybrid is particularly great if you sleep with, or are, a wriggling insomniac. My partner was unaware as I writhed in bed, besieged by groggy night terrors. Eve also claims that its comfort foam layer is thirty times more breathable than normal memory foam, and it’s true that on an unnaturally hot night we remained comfortably cool.

Like most mattresses in a box, the Eve Premium Hybrid also is regarded as a medium-firm comfort level that targets the majority of sleepers and sleeping positions. There is also an Eve Premium mattress that excludes the spring layer for those enjoying foam-based comfort.

Trial and Warranty

All Eve mattress comes with a standard 100-night trial and if you don’t like it in this period, they will take care of the collection and refund your money. The mattresses also come with a 10-year warranty so you don’t need to worry about its reliability and can trust it blindfolded.

Key Features

  • Trial Period: 100-night trial.
  • Warranty: 10-year warranty.
  • Type: Hybrid Mattress.
  • Suitable for all types of sleepers.
  • Price range: £780-£1000.

Final Words

In my closing remarks, I will suggest you read the delivery conditions and return policy thoroughly. Most companies refund you within the trial period but there are some cases of only exchanges possible or you will need to trial the mattress for at least 3 weeks, so make sure to read up on the trial. Also, visit their warranty/ guarantee terms to fully understand what exactly is covered.

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