Best 6 Beds In A Box – UK 2021

The mattress industry is a huge and often confusing business. There is a wide range of different materials, types and sizes. To help make your job easier we have put together a list of the top bed in a box mattresses for 2020. 

The bed in a box mattress market has rapidly grown in the past few years and due to several reasons, it has become a customer favourite. A bed in a box mattress is often ordered online and delivered in a small box. The mattress is vacuum packed inside to save space. This allows for cheaper delivery costs, reducing the price you are paying. 

They also usually offer a generous trial period, allowing you to send the mattress back for a full refund if you do not like it. The warranty is usually for a longer time than is standard as well.

We have chosen some of our favourite mattresses from the leading contenders in the bed in a box mattress market. They have won a wide range of awards and are from well-known companies with solid reputations. We have selected a mix of hybrid and memory foam mattresses with a range of different prices to suit all budgets. If you are unsure of which will suit you best, read our extensive mattress buyers guide. Any spring amounts are the amount that is found within a double mattress, any other sizes may be slightly different. 

Here is our guide for the top bed in a box mattress for 2020, mattresses are not in a ranked order as they all offer different features and will suit different people depending on their needs.

Casper Hybrid Mattress

Casper hybrid front view
Credit: Casper

This addition to the bed in a box mattress market is a very strong offering. It has similar construction and general feedback to mattresses that are much higher in price.

The Casper Hybrid mattress is highly adaptable, suiting a wide range of sleepers. This is especially useful for couples who sleep in different ways. The 5 different layers that are a combination of pocket springs and foam provide a great amount of support and comfort. The top layers adapt quickly and easily to your sleeping position, keeping you comfortable and the pocket springs provide a great bounce. The extra edge support on the mattress also allows you to make the most of the full area of the mattress.

As with many mattresses on this list, the Casper hybrid is a great choice for couples with a small amount of motion transfer and noise transfer across the mattress. 

The mattress is very adaptable to sleeping positions though heavier sleepers may want a bit more support when sleeping on their stomach. This is one of the tradeoffs of it being a slightly softer mattress. The extra softness does not feel you leaving stuck in the mattress though as it is only the very top layers that are soft and they quickly mould around the body adding to the comfort the mattress provides.

Considering all factors that can affect sleep, we have rated this mattress 9.1/10

Read more about this mattress in our Casper Hybrid mattress review.

Pros and Cons

Pros

Cons

100-night trial
May sleep too warm
Free delivery and returns
Limited payment options
High level of edge support
Pricier than other similar mattresses

Simba Hybrid Mattress

Simba hybrid side
Credit: Simba

The Simba Hybrid mattress is very highly regarded with thousands of reviews with the vast majority (over 95%) being positive. The Simba mattress is a premium choice of hybrid mattress. It offers a visually impressive design and great levels of support.

This four-layer mattress is designed to suit the majority of sleepers and so is another medium-firm mattress. The combination of memory foam and springs provides a great bounce while still providing good levels of comfort and support. This mattress is likely to give most people a great night’s sleep.

The Simba Hybrid is available directly from Simba, but also available on Amazon and through physical retailers such as John Lewis. The only real problem to be found with it is the lack of handles. This is not a big issue but can make it a little more difficult to rotate. That being said the mattress scores very highly for just about everything else.

On the support side of the Simba Hybrid, it comes with free delivery and a 100-night sleep trial. It also comes with a 10-year limited warranty. While this is now becoming the standard for bed in a box mattresses it is still good to have and gives extra peace of mind knowing you have it. The mattress is also available in the majority of UK and EU sizes so will be available to fit most bases.

Considering all factors that can affect sleep, we have rated this mattress 9.3/10

Read about this mattress in our Simba Hybrid mattress review.

Pros and Cons

Pros

Cons

Free delivery
May sleep warm
Good company reputation
Unable to machine wash cover
100-night free trial
Has no handles

Nectar Mattress

Nectar mattress front full view
Credit: Nectar

Another 3 layer memory foam mattress is the Nectar. It comes in at a competitive price and with several other benefits makes it a really attractive choice. It is a medium-firm mattress that is rated very highly for it sleeping cooler than most memory foam mattresses. If you are under 60kg then this mattress will be on the firm side. If you are larger than average then this mattress will be a great fit and you will get the most of the benefits of each layer.

Similar to many of the mattresses within this list, the Nectar mattress has great motion isolation and is a great match for couples due to not being disturbed by their movement. The support that this mattress provides is great, with it suiting back and side sleepers in particular. 

Nectar stands out when it comes to their support of the mattress. Available in all UK sizes, the mattress comes with a 365-day trial, giving you a whole year to test the mattress! Nectar’s confidence shows as they also offer a lifetime limited warranty for any defects that the mattress may have. This adds to the mattresses value for money and puts it among the top selections. With the mattress suiting lots of different types of people it is hard to put anyone off this mattress.

Considering all factors that can affect sleep, we have rated this mattress 9.4/10.

Read about this mattress is our Nectar mattress review

Pros and Cons

Pros

Cons

365-night trial
Has no handles
Very little chemical smell when opening
Pricier than closest rivals
Offers great support

Eve Original Mattress

Eve original full
Credit: Eve Sleep

The Eve Original mattress is a well-known memory foam mattress and has been proven to provide a great night’s sleep. While it is relatively simple in design, it does it very well which is the main reason it makes it onto our top 6 bed in a box mattresses. The Eve Original mattress is made from 3 different layers of foam, each designed to work with each other to provide different features of the mattress.

 The mattress is medium-firm and designed to suit all sleepers. This is done by providing a great balance between support and comfort. The mattress provides great support to your major joints, preventing your hips and shoulders from sinking too far, allowing you to maintain good spine alignment.

This mattress is great for couples, due to its all-foam construction. This results in it having great levels of motion and noise isolation meaning you will not be disturbed by your partners’ movements during the night.

A common problem with memory foam mattresses is them sleeping too warm. Eve Sleep claims the foam used in the Original has 30 times the cooling effect over traditional memory foam but it is still something to keep in mind.

As is mostly standard with Eve sleep mattresses, this mattress comes with a 100-night trial so you can get a full refund if it does not suit you. In addition to this, it comes with a 10-year limited warranty.

A downside of this mattress is that it is not available in any EU sizes and so it is best to check if you have a UK base before ordering this mattress.

Considering all factors that can affect sleep, we have rated this mattress 9/10.

Read more about this mattress in our Eve Original review.

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Pros and Cons

Pros

Cons

Good support level
May sleep too warm
High quality materials
Lacks edge support
Top level motion isolation
Slightly more expensive than closest rivals

Eve Premium Hybrid Mattress

Eve premium with base
Credit: Eve Sleep

Eve Sleep now has a wide range of mattresses for sale. We have chosen the Eve Premium Hybrid. One of the two premium mattresses within the Eve sleep range, this mattress takes a focus on high-quality materials. Made from a combination of foam and pocket springs, Eve Sleep claims that this mattress will suit all types of sleepers. This mattress is rated as a medium-firm but is slightly on the firmer side in comparison to similar mattresses.

This added firmness does not affect the comfort of this mattress however, it provides a great amount of support and pressure point relief while still allowing you to sleep comfortably.

The Eve Hybrid Premium stands out with its high-quality materials, featuring silver within the cover for its antibacterial qualities and 1500-full size pocket springs giving it a nice bounce. 

Despite having full sized pocket springs inside the mattress, the foam layers of this mattress give it great motion and noise isolation. This makes it great for couples as you will not be disturbed by your partners’ movement during the night. This mattress is made from a combination of 6 different layers. It also has extra side casing which protects the pocket springs and gives this mattress great edge support.

The Eve Premium Hybrid comes with a 100-night trial allowing you to send it back and get a full refund if it does not suit you. Eve sleep is also a well-known company with a good reputation so you can have peace of mind knowing your mattress will be well made. Eve Sleep also provides a 10-year warranty against manufacturing faults.

Considering all factors that can affect sleep, we have rated this mattress 9.1/10.

Read more about this mattress in our Eve Premium Hybrid review.

Pros and Cons

Pros

Cons

Comes with a 100-night trial
Not available in lots of sizes
Great company reputation
High price
Inbuilt antibacterial properties
May have a strong chemical smell when first opened

Emma Original Mattress

Emma mattress corner
Credit: Emma

The German company Emma has produced a top-quality mattress with the Emma original. Winning awards from notable companies such as Which?,The Independent, T3 and Good Housekeeping. Emma claims that the original is the most awarded mattress in the UK and it is easy to see why.

The Emma Original is a medium-firm memory foam mattress that is made from top quality materials while still managing to be sold at a competitive price. Made from a combination of 3 different layers it provides a great balance of support and comfort. This is sure to produce a great night’s sleep, providing relief to major pressure points.

What makes this mattress stand out from some of the others is that it is extremely breathable for a memory foam mattress and will suit the majority of sleepers. 

Couples are typically suited to a memory foam mattress as they have limited motion and noise transfer. This is also true for the Emma Original, making sure you are not disturbed by your partners’ movement during the night.

Emma also provides a 100-night free trial with the mattress, giving you plenty of time to see if it’s right for you.

The Emma Original mattress is not available in any EU sizes so be sure to check that your base is a UK size before ordering. 

Considering all factors that can affect sleep, we have rated this mattress 9.2/10.

Read more about this mattress in our Emma Original review.

Pros and Cons

Pros

Cons

100-night trial
May sleep too warm
Cover is machine washable
Not available in EU sizes
Extremely comfortable
Next day delivery is not available

Conclusion

Choosing a mattress can be very difficult if you have certain needs that have to be met, making sure to take advantage of the 100-night trials can be key to finding the right one for you. Even still these mattresses may not be what you are looking for. If you are looking for something a little bit different then we have a range of different mattress reviews available on this website. Aiming to help you make the correct decision when buying a mattress.

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