This is going to be a comparison review, because we want to help our readers make up their minds, especially for beds that are equally comfortable, supportive and made of several layers of high-density foams. Both beds have cooling covers, layers that add support, moderate firmness and of course strong edge support.
In case you have a hard time picking one, we hope that this review will help you decide; but if you don’t have time to read the extended version below, just click here.
This can be a hard decision because both Ecosa and Koala have excellent features. One of them can be combined, so you get a various level of firmness, while the other is static. Both are providing cooling effect thanks to their covers, both have low motion transfer and quite well edge support. Here are the best details about each of them:
- Ecosa is a 3-in-1 bed that can be adjusted to a firm, medium firm, and medium mattress. This makes it almost ideal because you can always combine and change the layers based on your preferences. You get to sleep on a 5/10 firmness level (great for people who sleep on their stomachs), 6.5/10 (good choice for side sleepers and for people who are on the heavier side) and 7.5/10 (ideal for side sleepers). The mattress allows airflow and has a very low motion transfer. Ecosa is a smart and long-term investment in case you want to change your mattresses after a while.
- Koala is a medium firm mattress, ideal for couples because there is no motion transfer. There is no sinking in the bed, even when you sleep near the end. The open-cell structure creates channels in the foam which are responsible for the airflow allowing the body heat to leave the bed (no more sweating or overheating even if you share it with a partner). The three layers are adjusting well to your body frame, and even though there is a little sinking, mostly when you sit on the edge, the bed has enough bounce to allow you move and get up quickly. Koala works well for every sleeping position, but perhaps back sleepers will benefit the most
- Top Layer – Manufacturers know that the top layer is the first thing that people see and touch, so it has to be impeccable (no less important than what lies beneath it). Koala’s cover is soft and comfortable, yet breathable and invites you to lie down. The designers didn’t want to use latex and foams, so they patented Kloudcell foam, which is a blend that works like memory foam and latex; we weren’t able to spot any differences. The open-cell foam does the entire work. This layer was tailored to provide you with that lovely plush feel, and we loved the breathability and bounce as well; thanks to this layer the sinking feeling is minimal.
- Inner Layer – The first layer below the cover is made of eco-foam with high density and provides the mattress with balance and support. The entire body will feel supported and comfy. We loved the hip, spine and shoulder support. The inner layer gives breathability to the whole mattress and provides you with cooler sleep when the weather is hot.
- Removable Cover – The plush white cover feels nice to the touch; it is easily removable and washable, so you can keep it clean and fresh for a long time.
- Top Quality Latex – The comfort layer is completely made of natural latex which comes from rubber trees; this layer keeps the bed free from dust mites (a significant feature for people with sensitive skin). The latex gives great support and bouncy, while the surface holes allow airflow and breathability.
- Ecosa™ G-7 Memory Foam – This is a new type of memory foam, combined with gel particles that are responsible for the refreshing sleep. It is excellent that this layer does not put pressure on the body and prevents you from sinking in when you lie down for a longer time. This layer regulates the temperature balance as well.
- HD Foam For Support and Breathability – The third layer has a chocolate shape and provides the bed with breathability. Besides that, it also observes your body pressure points. Thanks to this layer there is no chance for even the slightest motion transfer.
- Removable Cover – It’s convenient because you can regularly wash it. The cover gives extra softness to the touch; it is breathable as well and very flexible for adjusting.
- Self-Extinguishing Barrier – The added fire barrier fabric is self-extinguishing, which makes Ecosa have one feature that Koala doesn’t have. No flame retardant chemicals were used for this layer, and the manufacturers made it from a woven silica sock (you can find it right under the cover), so in a case of fire it melts on itself and will suffocate the oxygen not allowing it to boost the flames.
- Waterproof Inner Protector – This layer has micro-filaments make the mattress completely waterproof (ideal for children or older adults), and it’s 99.99% protected from dust mites as well.
The Koala mattress belongs somewhere in the middle of the firmness range. What we loved about this moderately firm mattress is the balance between a lovely soft top layer combined with a slightly firmer inner layer which is excellent for any sleeping position. The foam has enough bounce so you wouldn’t sink in (sinking in can make the getting up difficult especially for older people). The moderate firmness and the support are perhaps the best combinations for back sleepers; but even if you’re a side sleeper, you will feel the support and the comfort.
The medium level is much softer than the other two, but we found it quite comfortable and pleasant for resting. For all of you who sleep on your stomachs, this combination of layers will feel amazing. There won’t be any discomfort or pressure on your body.
This combination of layers is excellent if you sleep on your side and is recommendable if you’re a heavier person. You don’t even have to have any preferred sleeping position or to be on the heavier side, to adjust your Ecosa on medium firmness.
The firmest level is ideal for back and side sleepers; we felt quite comfortable on the firmer surface because the foam supports the natural curve of the spine. We recommend this adjustment in order to avoid the pressure points and get rid of constant neck and back pains. The firm layer is magnificent for people who want to improve your sleeping posture.
We do appreciate a mattress that has a quality cooling effect because this feature is among the top priorities for us. No matter if you share the Koala mattress with another person or sleep by yourself, you won’t feel overheated nor will you sweat during your sleep.
Koala has a pleasant cooling effect thanks to the open-cell structure (which creates the channels in the foam) that provides airflow and lets the body heat leave the bed. The final result is a cooler and refreshed feeling even on warmer nights.
The Ecosa™ G-7 Memory foam provides the cooling effect; the added gel particles make the bed fresh but also soft. This combination gives a balance to the body temperature, so this mattress as well will prevent you from sweating or overheating.
Koala is a tall bed (25cm) and somewhat heavy (about 34 kg), and no matter the fact that it is made of foam layers, it provides excellent edge support. When we sat on the edge, there was some sinking into it, but only for a few centimeters. Yes, the foam layers do compress under your weight and since this mattress doesn’t have springs; you won’t sink into the foams while you sleep because your body weight will be evenly distributed when you lay down.
The sinking only happens when you sit on the edge. We loved the low motion transfer; even when we jumped on it, it was pretty insignificant. If you share it with a partner, you can freely toss and turn; they won’t feel any disturbance.
Ecosa too is a foam bed and has a slight sinkage of several centimeters. The foam compresses your body weight. The Ecosa has no springs and gets its bounce from the latex. For those of you who have slept mostly on spring mattresses, you might feel a bit reduced edge support.
Ecosa may not have the best edge support, but the motion transfer is incredibly low. It comes from that HD support foam that looks like chocolate bars; this layer foam also provides extra breathability and observes the standard body pressure points.
We hope that we helped you make up your mind between the Ecosa and Koala beds and we hope that this review showed you the main differences between their features.
Ecosa is a 3-in-1 mattress that can be adjusted to a firm, medium firm and medium level and is excellent if you love to change your mattresses every once in a while (stomach, side, and back sleepers can benefit from any of the layer combinations).
It provides great comfort and support, a chill sleeping surface and an incredibly low motion transfer. It may not have the best edge support because it doesn’t contain firmer foams or springs, but the sinkage is very insignificant. It also comes with a self-extinguisher barrier and its cover is waterproof.
Koala, on the other hand, is a moderately firm bed that offers breathability and cooling effect, comfort, and support (mostly for back sleepers). Koala is excellent for reducing pressure and pain in the spine and the shoulders and works excellent if you want to improve your sleeping posture.
Both mattresses have easily removable and washable soft covers.
Koala has ten years of warranty and is delivered within several hours, while Ecosa has a warranty of fifteen years and is delivered within three days.
Depending on your firmness preference, sleeping position and whether you seek high edge support, a waterproof cover or a possibility to change the layers of your mattress, we’re sure you already know which of these mattresses will find its spot in your bedroom.