Eve not too long ago launched “the Hybrid” and “the Premium” however its first foam mattress, now recognized merely as “the Unique”, stays its bestseller and one of the vital common bed-in-a-box mattresses within the UK. It stands out amongst its rivals due to its vibrant yellow and white color scheme however how does it evaluate when it comes to efficiency and luxury?
Promising “cloud-like consolation for each inch of your physique”, the mattress is offered with a 100-night money-back assure, so you could find out for your self with none monetary threat. Nonetheless, to save lots of you from the effort of getting to return a mattress, to not point out being with out one, I’ve been testing the Eve Unique over current weeks, attempting it on each a stable and sprung-slatted base. To search out out what it’s wish to sleep on, learn on.
Eve Unique Mattress evaluate: What it’s good to know
Hybrid mattresses are all the trend in the intervening time however the Eve Unique is made completely from foam and contains solely three layers. The highest layer is 30mm of springy open-cell foam, beneath this there’s 35mm of softer reminiscence foam for stress reduction and final there’s a 160mm-thick dense foam base. This basis has seven completely different “zones”, which the producer says contributes to stress reduction on the hips and shoulders.
Together with its high cowl and non-slip base, Eve claims the Unique is 250mm deep however, in actuality, I discovered it was nearer to 240mm. Both method, it’ll take customary fitted sheets and, like all-foam rivals Emma and Casper, the highest cowl is detachable and could be washed at 40 levels.
To assist it last more, Eve recommends rotating the mattress each six months, or each 4 months if each individuals utilizing the mattress are very heavy. It’s best to by no means flip it, nevertheless, as a result of the mattress is just designed for use a method up.
The producer claims the mattress can be utilized on any mattress base, offering its not previous and worn out. And when you have a slatted mattress base, it additionally recommends the slats needs to be no better than 70mm aside. If you happen to want of a brand new mattress, Eve sells its personal vary of mattress frames that work with all of its mattresses.
Not solely is the Eve Unique manufactured within the UK however, in contrast to lots of its rivals, all its supplies are CertiPUR licensed, that means they’ve been independently examined to verify they comprise no dangerous chemical compounds.
And, though most bed-in-a-box mattresses have the fame of solely being out there on-line, that’s not the case with Eve. You’ll be able to attempt its mattresses before you purchase in numerous Subsequent, Debenhams and Fenwick shops all through the UK earlier than embarking on the 100-night trial.
Eve Unique Mattress evaluate: Worth and competitors
The Eve Unique is the most costly of the corporate’s bed-in-a-box mattresses with costs beginning at £349 for a single and rising steeply to £600 for a double and £700 for a king. That’s £100 greater than the Eve Hybrid, which makes use of a mixture of pocket springs and foam and prices £500 and £600 within the bigger two sizes. The Eve Mild – a mattress produced from a mere two layers of froth – is cheaper nonetheless with double and king sizes costing £400 and £500 respectively.
So far as the Eve Unique’s all-foam opponents are involved, although, Leesa is pricier in double (£650) and king (£750) sizes, whereas Casper’s mattresses will set you again £575 and £650, respectively.
At present, my favorite bed-in-a-box is the Otty hybrid, which is significantly cheaper, costing £500 and £600 in double and king sizes. For extra factors of comparability, be sure you learn our greatest mattress checklist, which is up to date frequently.
Eve Unique Mattress evaluate: Efficiency and luxury
Mattress-in-a-box mattresses do precisely what the title suggests: they arrive boxed, rolled and vacuum-packed in polythene and the Eve Unique is not any completely different. After eradicating it from its packaging, it rapidly begins to broaden and take form and though it might take 4 to 5 hours to succeed in its full measurement, the corporate says you’ll be able to sleep on it straight away.
Like most of its rivals, the mattress emits an “off-gassing” scent at first and, unusually, though this odour was extra delicate than lots of its rivals, it additionally lingered for longer. Having stated that, I often solely seen it when first mendacity down to fall asleep and never at every other level through the night time, so it’s certainly not a deal-breaker.
By way of firmness, the Eve Unique is more durable than its all-foam opponents Casper, Leesa and Emma. This was obvious as quickly as I pushed down on the mattress with my hand and was met with considerably extra resistance than with the Emma Unique subsequent to it.
The identical can also be true when mendacity on the mattress. The consolation layers aren’t exhausting per se, however there’s much less “sinkage” than I’ve skilled with different all-foam bed-in-a-box mattresses, and the transition between the consolation layers and agency basis can also be much less delicate than softer mattresses such because the Emma Unique. If I needed to rating it out of 10 (the place 10 is the firmest), I would give it a 7 or 7.5.
To offer a comparability, the Eve Unique feels solely little softer – albeit a lot much less bouncy – than the Eve Hybrid, which makes use of 90mm springs in its basis, but it surely’s firmer than the Simba Hybrid due to the aforementioned lack of sinkage. I discovered it snug in all sleeping positions, but it surely’s in all probability higher suited to those that sleep totally on their front and back and is perhaps much less to the tastes of those that frequently lie on their sides.
It’s not unusual for an all-foam mattress to be just a little too comfortable when used on a sprung slatted base, owing to its yielding nature, however this wasn’t the case with the Eve Unique and the mattress was by no means discovered wanting within the help stakes. Certainly, due to its further thickness, it additionally fared significantly better than the Eve Hybrid when used on one of these mattress.
Regardless of its firmness and the dearth of “sinkage” it affords, nevertheless, I did discover the Unique just a little hotter than its Hybrid counterpart. For many months of the yr, you’ll be able to management this by utilizing appropriate bedding, however when you’re the type of one that will get very heat in mattress, then reminiscence foam is greatest prevented altogether.
In its favour, I by no means as soon as woke feeling overly damp, which maybe provides credence to the corporate’s declare its foam is “thirty instances” extra breathable than common reminiscence foam. And the mattress remained suitably supportive even when heat.
Eve Unique Mattress evaluate: Verdict
The Eve Unique stands out within the aggressive bed-in-a-box marketplace for the easy motive that it’s noticeably firmer than most of its all-foam rivals. Relying in your tastes, that might be factor, particularly when you’ve discovered the likes of Casper, Emma and Leesa too comfortable.
In contrast to many foam mattresses, you gained’t ever really feel such as you’ve been enveloped in an enormous marshmallow and the mattress stays supportive all through the night time, even when it warms up. The one caveat is that it’s hotter than conventional pocket sprung mattresses, so when you get very popular at night time, there are higher choices out there.