Rolled mattresses, also referred to as bed-in-a-box are actually not a new phenomenon and have been an efficient and cheap way to transport mattresses while saving on costs. It is only since 2015, with the rise in investor-led one size fits all solutions like the Eve, Simba, Otty and Nectar, that we have seen this market grow in demand substantially.
These rolled mattresses manage to deliver good support and comfort while being mostly cheaper than their counterparts due to logistical savings that can be passed onto the consumer.
Rolled mattresses will come mainly boxed and entirely vacuum packed into a tight and compact package that can fit in the back of a car or be easily transported up a flight of stairs. The bed in a box makes for an ideal choice for those living in high rises or with awkward hallways.
Rolled mattresses have all the air sucked out of them before being compressed and rolled up in a cylinder shape and packed to be delivered to their destination. None of this process harms the mattress and the lifespan of a rolled mattress is indifferent to non-rolled. The benefits of these mattresses is almost entirely around convenience. Much of the make-up of these bed-in-a-boxes is made of foam, often to reduce costs further, though this is not a requirement of these.
Bed-in-a-boxes come in a variety of different styles and comfort levels, meaning there really is something suitable for everyone. Some of the more common include:
These are the more budget options that many opt for when price is an issue, or perhaps you are just looking for a product for a spare room. These offer sufficient comfort and support at a fair price that make them an ideal choice for many.
Open springs can be compressed in much the same way as foam, as such they make a great option for bed-in-a-box mattresses. The composition of these mattresses is perhaps best recommended for occasional usage, however, the depth of these is often fairly thin, meaning that these can be easily stored when not in use even once expanded.
The memory foam rolled mattresses are perceived as one of the more luxurious options that will mould to your body in order to provide an amazing sleep experience. Memory Foam is what the original mattresses from the popular Eve and Casper were made up of. In recent years, the one-stop-shop e-tailers have pivoted to hybrid rolled mattresses but memory foam remains one of the primary drivers of the rolled market.
New to the scene, you have the hybrid range, the ultimate in luxury and one that combines the best of memory foam paired with micro pocket springs for an experience that contours to your body while still giving you the best in comfort. It addresses all the positives from other options while addressing the negatives.