Despite usually being very expensive, eco-friendly and organic beds have made their way into a lot of homes by now. People are becoming more concerned with the volatile chemicals in certain mattresses, but they are also more eco-conscious about the source of the materials used to make a bed.
An organic mattress is one that’s built with sustainable materials and doesn’t have any additives or chemicals, which makes it a better option for one’s health. Today, we’d like to talk about an organic mattress that breaks all preconceptions about these being not being affordable: the Eco Terra bed.
About Eco Terra
Eco Terra is a company founded back in 2016, which makes it one of the new market entries in the mattress industry. Focused on the idea that eco-friendly mattresses can be both comfortable and affordable, they’ve launched the Eco Terra bed: an 11-inch latex hybrid that surprises us with combinations of organic cotton and wool, and a low price that we didn’t think was possible.
If you’re interested in purchasing an Eco Terra bed, know that you can only do so by accessing the company’s official website. The bed isn’t available in any brick-and-mortar stores.
- Eco-friendly mattress.
- Really good price.
- Excellent temperature neutrality.
- Bad motion isolation.
- Not the best conforming.
- Edge support could be better for a hybrid.
Shipping, Unboxing, and Off-gassing
If the Eco Terra bed has caught your interest, know that you can only order it if you live in the continental US. Delivery is free, but if you opt for White Glove Delivery (which also includes in-home assembly), then you will have to pay an additional flat fee of $299. However, the company doesn’t offer any old mattress removal services at this time.
However, you do have the option to choose expedited shipping, but then you’ll have to pay extra for this service.
When you unbox your Eco Terra mattress, you are bound to feel a certain smell. The off-gassing of the Eco Terra mattress, while present, it nothing to be concerned about of disturbed by, and it usually takes about 12 hours for the smell to completely dissipate.
The Eco Terra mattress is an excellent bed considering its low price point. You get to choose between two different firmness options. The medium version has a firmness rating or 5, while the medium-firm bed is a 6.5. However, one of the first impressions that you’re going to get is that this mattress doesn’t do a very good job at conforming, and especially if you’ve previously slept on a memory foam mattress.
Even so, there are some categories of sleepers that will really find their comfort in the Eco Terra bed (more on that, later in the article). You are going to fall in love with the softness and the quality of the cotton cover, although you might be a little bit disappointed about the fact that it can’t be removed for easier cleaning. The tufted upholstered button certainly gives this bed a more luxurious feel, while the wool creates the sensation of a softer bed when you first apply hand pressure on the surface of the mattress.
The construction of the Eco Terra hybrid latex mattress is absolutely amazing. The cover is made from the very best organic materials, combining organic cotton and wool. Both of these materials are GOTS certified, and the cotton cover with tufted with upholstered buttons. The wool is quilted into the cover, leaving the sleeper with a soft sensation.
Underneath the cover, you can find three inches of natural Talalay latex. If you know your way around mattress materials, then you already know that Talalay latex is softer compared to Dunlop, but it doesn’t offer the same level of contouring as memory foam does. Since the mattress is available in a medium and a medium-firm option, the ILD of this comfort layer will depend on the firmness chosen. Medium Eco Terra mattresses have a Talalay later with an ILD of 24-26, while the firmer option has an ILD of 29-31.
The core of the mattress is an eight-inch layer of pocketed coils that are made from recycled steel, thus completing the organic and sustainable production pattern of the Eco Terra mattress. The pocketed coils are zones for optimal support, and they help improve airflow and lead to a cooler mattress overall.
Features and Benefits
There are plenty of benefits to talk about when we review the performance of the Eco Terra bed. One of the very first things that caught our attention and will catch yours as well is the low-price point when compared to other similar organic hybrid beds.
But the benefits of buying this bed go way beyond the price point. The durability of the mattress makes it worth every penny, but also the quality and sourcing of the materials that are used to manufacture it. Because of the quality of those materials, Eco Terra is able to deliver a mattress that excels in a lot of different chapters:
- It provides excellent temperature neutrality because it uses latex in its comfort layer and pocketed coils as the support of the bed.
- It comes with above-average edge support that will prevent you from feeling like you’re about to roll off the side of the bed when you’re lying too close to the edge.
- The bounciness provided by the combination of latex and pocketed coils makes it easy for you to switch sleeping positions, but also makes the mattress a really good option for sex.
The Eco Terra mattress follows the industry standards when it comes to the available sizes that are at your disposal. You can purchase this bed in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and Cal King, which is pretty much what all good mattress brands have to offer.
|Twin||38 x 75 x 11||59 lbs.||Check price|
|Twin XL||38 x 80 x 11||63 lbs.||Check price|
|Full||54 x 75 x 11||84 lbs.||Check price|
|Queen||60 x 80 x 11||100 lbs.||Check price|
|King||76 x 80 x 11||127 lbs.||Check price|
|Cal King||72 x 84 x 11||126 lbs.||Check price|
If you tend to sleep really hot, heat transfer is a chapter of interest to you. In order to understand which mattresses help you sleep cool and which retain heat, you want to know a little bit about the materials that are used in the construction of the bed.
The Eco Terra mattress is exceptional when it comes to temperature neutrality because it combines two layers that go really well in this chapter. Latex is far better at dissipating heat than memory foam is because the material is naturally cooling. The fact that underneath it lies a layer of pocketed coils makes it even easier for the bed to facilitate airflow due to the generous space between the coils. In other words, the Eco Terra mattress is an amazing choice if you’re looking for a bed to help you sleep cool.
Since the Eco Terra mattress isn’t exactly a veteran of the industry, we can make some durability assessments based on the construction and materials inside this bed. The general rule is that latex is one of the most durable materials that could be used in constructing a bed. The fact that the latex comfort layer is supported by a sturdy eight-inch support core made from pocketed coils is further proof that we are dealing with a durable mattress.
For the most part, pocketed coils will always provide more durability compared to regular coils that are found in traditional innerspring mattresses. Considering the fact that the Eco Terra is a latex hybrid bed with a price point that’s below the industry average for this type of combination, we believe it’s worth every penny.
Protection, Sleep Trial & Warranty
Since the cover of the mattress can’t be removed, you are going to have to make you keep it in pristine condition for as long as possible. Buying a mattress protect would be a very good choice at this point.
As far as sleep trial is concerned, the Eco Terra mattress offers 90 nights for you to test the mattress out and see if it’s a match. While the industry standard is usually 120 nights, three months should suffice and give you an idea of what it feels like to sleep on this bed. However, you are required to use the mattress for at least 30 nights before attempting to return it. If you want to return the mattress before the 30 nights are up, you will have to pay a flat fee of $99.
The Eco Terra mattress also comes with 15 years of warranty. It’s at the company’s own discretion to choose if they want to repair or replace the mattress. As the owner, you will be in charge of the removal costs, but Eco Terra will cover the shipping charges.
For the most part, latex mattresses are expensive. So are hybrid mattresses. And when you top it all off and think of an organic latex hybrid mattress, the price should be pretty high. However, the Eco Terra bed is one of the most affordable organic latex hybrids that we ever had the pleasure of encountering. You can pay as low as $749 for a Twin bed, while the Cal King costs as low as $1,249.
Reviews and Feedback
The number of positive reviews that this mattress has received in its few years of existence leads us to believe that sleepers do share our opinion on the quality of this bed. Naturally, the eco-friendly materials are the ones that received the most praise, but people to value the Eco Terra mattress for other reasons as well.
People claim that this bed does a really good job in alleviating back pain and most of them would recommend the Eco Terra bed to someone else or purchase it again. Customers have also liked this mattress up to a point where they bought one for their children, as well.
Who We Recommend the Eco Terra Mattress For
In the end, we are always left with the most important question of all “is this mattress good for me”? As always, when choosing a mattress, it’s important to look at the construction and analyze if the specifications meet the requirements for your specific body type. You might be happy with the Eco Terra mattress if:
- You weight less than 130 pounds and like to sleep on your back or stomach. If you are a side sleeper, however, the bed doesn’t offer that level of contouring that a memory foam mattress does.
- You are a side sleeper that weighs above 230 pounds. Testers that fit this weight category found comfort in sleeping on their sides, particularly when choosing to sleep on the medium-firm version of this bed.
- You are looking for a mattress that will last at least a solid decade, as latex and pocketed coils will do a really good job in not sagging ahead of time.
- You are a hot sleeper and are looking to purchase a mattress that manages to stay cool even during the hottest summer nights.
- You want a mattress that is made from sustainable materials and sources in such a way as not to have a negative impact on the environment.
- You have your heart set on an organic mattress, but all the options you’ve come across so far are way beyond your budget limit.
Our Final Verdict
The Eco Terra mattress is a bed that gives all other more expensive hybrids a run for their money. Despite its very decent price, it brings forth a number of advantages that you’d normally expect to get from premium beds. The eco-friendly construction is the first thing that stands out, being a viable choice for eco-conscious shoppers, but also for value seekers.
There are plenty of other aspects in which the Eco Terra bed performs above expectations. Despite it not being the most conforming mattress that money can buy, it is an excellent bed for people who want a cool mattress, for those interested in durability. With decent edge support, minimal off-gassing, and two firmness options, the Eco Terra bed is definitely worth the money for a lot of different sleepers.
Is a mattress protector needed?
Yes. The cover of the Eco Terra mattress can’t be removed and washed separately, which makes a mattress protector mandatory if you want to maintain the pristine condition of the cotton cover.
How does the return process work?
You will need to sleep on the bed for at least 30 nights before attempting to return it, but no more than 90 if you want to have chances of getting a full refund. Those who choose to return the mattress within the first 30 days will have to pay a flat fee of $99.
Where can these beds be shipped?
These beds are shipped free of charge all across the continental US.
What type of sleeper is this mattress best suited for?
The Eco Terra mattress is a great option for sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds and like to sleep on the side, but also for lightweight side and back sleepers.