Last Updated: April 2018
Eve is a UK based direct to consumer (bed in a box) mattress company which was founded in October 2014 and launched it’s first product, the Eve Mattress in February 2015. The company has been very successful in selling it’s 10″ thick memory foam mattress, having sold more than 75,000 mattresses and successfully launched in Germany and the US they’re off to a great start.
As with all our mattress reviews we’ve taken more than 60 days to thoroughly review the mattress and our thoughts have changed drastically during this time.
- Fantastic for side sleepers & back sleepers
- Removable cover for washing
- Motion transfer is great
- Too firm for stomach sleepers
- Slight off-gassing (to be expected)
Below we have compiled our scoring card for the Eve mattress.
The D2C market for bed in the box mattresses is becoming extremely popular with the early bird company Casper leading the market, others such as Eve, Tuft & Needle, Leesa & Simba are picking up the pace and closing the gaps by offering a variety of similar mattresses at similar prices.
At the same price range as the Eve and offering a similar product, we have the following:
What’s it made from
- Contouring memory foam – this is a 4 cm / 1.5 inch of responsive memory foam which Eve say is the perfect depth of foam to keep you supported and comfortable. This layer is designed to contour to your body and relieve pressure points whilst encouraging ease of movement whilst you sleep (helping reduce motion transfer).
- Breathable cooling layer – this is a 3 cm / 1.25 inch layer of polyurethane foam which is designed to improve air flow, reduce heat retention and regulate temperatures.
- Supportive base layer – this is a 18 cm / 6.5 inches layer of high density ultra-resilient base foam which provides the solid foundation that works in harmony with the two other layers to help support the body.
The mattress cover
The machine washable, hypoallergenic, knitted memory foam mattress cover is made of two-way stretch polyester which provides a delicate, soft surface to lie on and allows the internal memory foam beneath to breathe. As you can also see (it’s hard to miss) the sides of the mattress is covered in a vibrant yellow fabric, this mesh allows the mattress to breathe and helps with circulating the air and regulating the temperature. The materials used in the cover and the sides are Oeko-Tex certified which basically means they’ve been tested and approved by industry experts, in layman terms its made of good quality materials.
I found the Eve Mattress cover to be extremely soft and comforting, it feels quite thick when lying down however if you try and pinch the cover you can feel that it is actually quite thin, but very durable.
Hand’s on review
Next we are going to run through my personal review of the Eve Mattress.
Firmness & Comfort
Initially I found the Eve mattress to be too firm, however throughout the first few nights of sleeping on the mattress it did feel although the mattress began to take better shape, filling out at the edges and begin to contour more effectively around my body as I slept.
Eve rate their mattress as being a medium firm mattress, ignoring the initial day or two I would have to agree and say that the Eve mattress is slightly more than medium firm. It really depends on your sleeping style, I am just over 80kg and I sleep in all three positions (stomach, side and back) and I felt extremely comfortable on my back and on my side. However, I felt although the mattress was slightly too firm for my stomach sleeping.
Pain Relief & Support
I do suffer from slight lower back pain and I also have trouble sleeping on my side or on my back for a significant amount of time whilst I sleep. However, one thing I did notice was that whilst I initially opted for stomach sleeping when drifting off to sleep, I would quickly switch to side sleeping and then during the night begin sleeping on my back which is fantastic since side and back sleeping is significantly better for you.
The Eve mattress is fantastic at regulating temperatures and dispersing any heat, I’ve previously suffered from perspiration due to other mattresses having very restricted airflow which meant that they simply absorbed the heat. However, the 3 cm cooling layer does an excellent job at removing this excess heat.
Yes the Eve mattress suffered from off-gassing, as do all memory foam mattresses that come vacuum packed on delivery. There is no escaping this and it’s simply part of the package, I would always recommend unpacking the mattress in a room with large windows and leaving the mattress lied on its side against the wall with the windows fully open for a few hours.
I do think that the Eve mattress had much less off-gassing than other mattresses I’ve had delivered, especially considering this was a king size mattress.
Intimacy (not with the mattress)
I am a big fan of memory foam mattresses however one of the biggest issues for me is the lack of bounce during intimacy, whereas innerspring mattresses help give you some oomph the memory foam mattress absorbs all of that energy and leaves you with little power.
Sleeping Position Ratings, Sinkage Test & Edge Support
Before we get into this, it’s important to highlight how I sleep as this will of course dictate my thoughts on sleeping positions – I begin the night by sleeping on my stomach (as unhealthy as it is, I can’t get to sleep any other way). Once I am sleeping I then begin sleeping on my side or my back (mostly my side) for the rest of the night.
First off, let’s begin with the sinkage test results (I weigh approximately 80kg / 176lbs)
- Side Sleeping – whilst sleeping on my side, I felt compression of approximately 0.5 inches with most sinkage being around my waist, compared to the Emma mattress, the Eve doesn’t feel although it hugs you as much, obviously due to the fact it’s a firmer mattress.
- Back Sleeping – whilst sleeping on my back, I felt compression of approximately 0.25 inches.
- Stomach Sleeping – a compression of approximately 0.15 inches, most being focused around my stomach.
- Standing in the middle – whilst standing in the middle of the mattress and all of my weight focused on one single point, I felt sinkage of approximately 3 inches.
- Edge Support – you can probably guess that the edge support for the Eve is relatively good, the mattress overall is firm, compared to other memory foam mattresses I have reviewed and when testing the edge I felt sinkage of approximately 2.5 inches.
The Eve mattress was fantastic for side sleeping, it contoured well and moulded my body accurately, I thoroughly enjoyed sleeping on my side on the mattress.
I found the Eve mattress to be incredibly satisfying for back sleeping, I am 82kg and 6ft and I don’t believe the Eve mattress sank too much, it was very good and moulded brilliantly around my body.
The Eve mattress wasn’t fantastic for stomach sleeping, I did feel it was too firm for my stomach and it did cause some stiffness. It felt although my lower body was getting more support than my upper body, especially my hips and thighs which created tension and slight lower back pain.
Bed Frame Compatibility
The Eve mattress is suitable for all types of bed frame (divan, box spring, slatted & adjustable beds). However, Eve recommend leaving the Eve mattress flat when not in use if you are using it with an adjustable bed.
Warranty, Guarantee & Trial Period
The Eve mattress comes with a 100 day trial period which means if at any time during the first 100 days you decide the mattress isn’t right for you then you can simply send it back for a 100% money back refund. It also includes a 10 year warranty & free delivery and returns.
The Eve mattress is priced between $499 – $949 and £349 – £949 and is available in the following sizes:
Overall, I think the Eve mattress has done a great job for the majority of sleepers, unfortunately stomach sleepers will probably find the mattress too firm. As well as this those who are a little on the light side may find the Eve mattress struggles to relax around the body. Those on the heavier side will probably prefer the Eve mattress over several of it’s competitors for these same reasons. All in all, I think the Eve mattress is great value for money, feels durable and supportive (for me being 80kg).
Is this mattress right for you?
I would recommend the Eve mattress for anyone who fits into the following category:
- You want a medium to firm mattress – as mentioned in the review, the Eve mattress is a little on the firm side.
- You are not too light – light people will find the Eve mattress is a little too firm.
- You want a mattress that keeps you cool – the Eve does a fantastic job at circulating heat.
Eve’s other products
If you do decide that the Eve mattress is for you, then you may also be interested in purchasing one of the several other related products that they sell, such as the Eve pillow, Eve sheets, Eve protector or the Eve duvet. We have begun reviewing this selection of products, you can read our summary review of the Eve pillow below and also watch our unboxing video.
The Eve pillow is made from the same premium memory foam that the mattress is made from and also includes the same machine washable, hypoallergenic, knitted memory foam mattress cover, it’s incredibly soft and when you rest your head on the pillow it does feel like the pillow is breathing, due to the drilled cooling holes which allow for enhanced airflow and breathability.
We’ve been testing the Eve pillows for a few weeks now and continue to use them – I would say if you are getting the Eve mattress then the pillows are an absolute must, they are so perfectly developed for use with the Eve mattress that it would feel weird to use other pillows, it almost feels like a synergy between the two. However, as with the Eve mattress I’d say the pillows are also adversed for stomach sleepers (as I am, when I begin sleeping). I just can’t help it, bad habits die hard and one of my biggest is when I initially fall to sleep, I almost always have to be sleeping on my stomach and these pillows are just too firm and high for stomach sleeping, they gave me really bad neck ache the first night.
However, if you are a side or back sleeper…
Then these are perfect, once I am sleeping I then revert to a more healthy sleeping position, usually side sleeping and these pillows are perfect firmness and height to help support your neck and head. I’d say the pillow is the same firmness rating as the mattress, slightly over medium but not too firm.
Eve Mattress Review
Product Name: Eve Mattress
Product Description: This UK based company manufactures a memory foam mattress that comes with three layers of foam and is available in six sizes.
The Eve mattress is well-designed and manufactured straight from the United Kingdom, with three layers of foam working in synergy to contour and mould to the users body, whilst offering pain relief and regulating temperatures the Eve mattress does a great job. Overall the Eve mattress does a great job for side and back sleepers who are looking for an affordable, medium feeling memory foam mattress.