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Eve Mattress Review (2019 Update)

Last updated on July 17, 2019

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UPDATE: Eve Sleep no longer sells mattresses for the United States market. Existing owners can still gain customer service by writing to hello@evesleep.com

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Note (May 2019): Eve Sleep, a British company, has announced it will no longer sell mattresses in the United States. Owners can still obtain service by writing to hello@evesleep.com.

If you are looking for a similar bed, GoodBed has reviewed a number of basic, all-foam mattresses that are similar in price and construction to the Eve Sleep bed:

Table of Contents

Nobody does more in-depth mattress reviews than GoodBed — which means there's a lot of information here! Use the links in this table of contents to quickly jump to the sections of this review that interest you most.

Summary Overview of GoodBed's findings and conclusions about this product
Materials & Construction Mattress Type, Layers, Cover
Comfort & Feel Ratings Softness, Cushioning Depth, Memory Feel, Bounce
Back Support + Pressure Relief Ratings By sleeper weight and sleep position
Feature Ratings Motion Isolation, Temperature, Edge Support, Ease of Repositioning, Natural vs Chemicals, Adjustable Base Compatibility
Price, Value & Longevity Cost, Durability, Overall Value
Other Factors to Consider Delivery, Returns, Warranty
Bottom Line Who is the best/worst match for this mattress?

Summary: Is the Eve a Good Mattress?

As of May 2019, Eve Sleep no longer sells mattresses in the United States. Below is our archived evaluation of the bed when we tested it.

The Eve mattress is designed and made in England, but it's similar in construction to a number of all-foam online mattresses made in the United States. The Eve mattress certainly stands out for its bright yellow side panels.

This is a 10" tall mattress, with 2" of slow responding memory foam as the top layer, so you get some of that slow melting-into-the-bed feel we associate with memory foam, but not as much as you might with a mattresses that has three or four inches of it. The Eve mattress comes in just one firmness -- the company calls it a Medium Firm. On our scale, we found it to be closer to a Firm, but this isn't a rock-hard mattress; there's some nice softness from the top comfort layer.

We also noticed more conformance from this mattress than we typically see in firm beds. That is, the Eve mattress molded itself to our tester's body very closely, but he never felt swallowed or like he was sleeping in a hole.

Firm mattresses can be a good choice for those that sleep predominantly on their stomachs, and in our sleep tests, the Eve bed really does excel here, with a good combination of support and pressure relief for stomach sleepers. We also felt the bed would suit most back sleepers.

We had a few concerns for side sleepers; while our tester felt the mattress would be fine for those who sleep occasionally on their sides, our tester felt his shoulders needed to sink in a bit more to get the best spinal alignment. And in terms of pressure relief while side sleeping, our tester felt his shoulders sinking through the softer comfort layers to rest on the firmer support foam. We especially had pressure relief concerns for heavier side sleepers.

Other highlights in our testing included excellent motion isolation, and surprisingly good edge support for an all-foam mattress.

Be aware that the Eve mattress doesn't have any particular cooling features, and although our tester didn't feel hot sleeping on the bed, those that have experienced overheating on other mattresses might look elsewhere.

The Eve mattress ships free to your doorstep, and includes a 100-night trial period with free pickup and returns should you decide to send it back. Note that in our video, we talk quite a bit about this mattress's value. However, prices have gone up since then, and the Eve mattresses competes on the same field price-wise as a lot of other mattresses that are sold mainly online. The foam densities of the mattress are also a bit lower than we tend to see. The best foam densities are generally 5 or 5.5 lbs. while lower quality foams range from 1.5 lb. density. The top comfort foam on the Eve mattress is 2.5 lb. density, and we think there's a higher risk of softening over time, especially for heavier persons. Even so, the company does warrant the mattress for 10 years against sagging greater than 1".

Read on for our detailed report and be sure to check out the video to see this mattress in action as we put it through our tests.

Bottom Line: Who is the Best Match for an Eve Mattress?

BEST if you:

  • Are primarily a back or stomach sleeper
  • Need good edge support
  • Like a little slow-responding memory feel
  • Need good motion isolation

NOT IDEAL if you:

  • Are primarily a side sleeper
  • Need good pressure relief
  • Have an tendency to sleep hot
  • Like a mattress with some bounce

 

Comfort & Feel

These are the "preference-based characteristics" of a mattress. No classification here is better or worse – they are strictly a matter of your personal preference.

Softness Level
(1=Least Soft, 9=Most Soft)
3 Firm
Cushioning Depth
(1=Shallowest, 9=Deepest)
6 Slightly deeper than average
Response Rate
(1=Slowest, 9=Fastest)
5 Some memory feel, no bounce

 

Back Support (by Sleeper Type)

No mattress will provide equally good spinal alignment (a.k.a., back support) for every sleeper. Here's what to expect in terms of spinal alignment on this mattress – by sleeper weight and sleep position.

Weight Range Back Sleepers Side Sleepers Stomach Sleepers
Lighter <150 lb 9 6 8
Average 150 to 200 lb 9 6 7
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 9 5 6
Heavier >250 lb 9 5 5

 

Pressure Relief (by Sleeper Type)

The pressure relief offered by a mattress – especially important for side sleepers – will vary based on a sleeper's weight and body shape. Here's how we size up the pressure relief capabilities of this mattress.

Weight Range Typical Curves Extra Curvy
Lighter <150 lb 8 7
Average 150 to 200 lb 6 6
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 5 5
Heavier >250 lb 5 5

 

Other Features

These are the "priority-based characteristics" of a mattress. Ratings here indicate where this mattress has strengths or weaknesses – however the importance of these features will depend entirely on your personal priorities.

Motion Isolation 9 Excellent
Stays 'Cool' 6 Average among foam mattress
Edge Support 8 Very good among foam beds
Ease of Repositioning 7 Good
Green Features 5 Does have some safety certifications
Adjustable Base Compatibility 9 Very good compatibility
Overall Value 7 Good value

 

Key Facts

Mattress Type

Memory Foam over Foam

Price (Queen)

No longer available

Delivery

Free delivery

Return Policy

100-day trial, full refund and pickup

Warranty

10-years. Indentation coverage: 2.5cm+ (about 1")

Country of Manufacture

United Kingdom

Thickness

10 inches

Weight (Queen)

91 pounds


 

Materials & Construction

What's in an Eve Mattress?

Overall, we classify the Eve mattress as a "Memory Foam over Foam" construction type.  It is a 10″ thick mattress comprised of 3 layers (listed below from top to bottom):

  •  2" slow responding memory foam, 2.5 lb. density
  •  1" fast-responding polyurethane foam, 3 lb. density
  •  6.5" polyurethane support foam, 1.5 lb. density

The Eve mattress is constructed of three layers of foams. The top layer is a memory foam that's quite slow responding, with a lot of that melting memory-foam feel. Then there's an inch of transition foam, and a 6.5" block of standard polyurethane support foam.

 

Cover

The Eve mattress is wrapped in a relatively thin cover--it's different than the current trend of thick and plush mattress covers. The cover has some nice cording trim, and the distinctive yellow side panels. We pulled and stretched the cover, which appeared sturdy and well made. Note that it is not removable for washing.

 

Comfort & Feel

There are three aspects that make up our assessment of comfort and feel. We call these "preference-based characteristics" because no rating here is better or worse – rather, the attributes that are most desirable to you will be determined solely by your personal preferences. We apply the same classification standards to each mattress so you can more easily compare apples to apples.

Softness ( what’s this )

Keep in mind that what mattress companies call “firm” or “soft” is a purely a preference. All mattresses should be supportive and promote healthy spinal alignment. Whether a mattress is fluffy and squishy (what mattress companies call soft or plush), or less so (what companies call firm), is purely down to your personal needs and preferences.

We classify the Eve mattress as a Firm in terms of softness overall, but it's important to note that the bed does not feel rock hard.

Not sure what softness is best for you? Take our Mattress Match Quiz and find out.

Softness Level
(1=Least Soft, 9=Most Soft)
3 Firm

 

Cushioning Depth ( what’s this )

This refers to how deeply you sink into the mattress or feel cradled or hugged, versus a feeling of floating on top of the bed. While overall the mattress is firm, we found cushioning depth to be a bit deeper than average. Additionally, the soft comfort layer conforms closely to the body, giving you a bit of a hugged sensation. We found this to be an unusual and pleasing blend of cushioning characteristics.

Cushioning Depth
(1=Shallowest, 9=Deepest)
6 Slightly deeper than average cushioning

 

Responsiveness ( what’s this )

Responsiveness refers to how quickly a mattress recovers its shape after being compressed. When you press your hand into the mattress, for instance, then remove it, does it take several seconds for the mattress to return to flat, or does it recover immediately?

The Eve mattress has 2" of memory foam, but you don't get as much of that slow-responding melting feeling as you might with a bed that had three or four inches of it. Rather, this foam is quite soft, and you sink in pretty quickly (rather than slowly melting into the bed).
As for bounce, as with most all-foam beds, there really isn't any to speak of. So if you like a mattress with some bounce, you might want to explore other types of beds, like innerspring or pocketed coil.
Response Rate
(1=Slowest, 9=Fastest)
5 Some memory feel, no bounce

 

Back Support & Pressure Relief

The two things that you should always be sure to get from your mattress are spinal alignment (commonly thought of as "back support") and pressure relief. Unfortunately, no mattress will deliver these two things equally well for all sleepers. In particular, spinal alignment and pressure relief capabilities will vary across sleepers with different weights, body shapes, and sleep positions. To help you determine how this mattress will perform for you, we break down our spinal alignment and pressure relief assessments by sleeper type.

In our evaluations, the Eve mattresses afforded very good support for back sleepers, and would be suitable for a broad range and sizes of people in that position. It also excelled, in our view, for stomach sleeping.

We did find the Eve bed to be a questionable choice for side sleepers. For our tester, he found his shoulder not able to sink quite enough into the bed, which meant he had essentially sunk through the soft top layer of foam and was resting on the firm support layer.

Spinal Alignment

The key to good back support is maintaining proper spinal alignment while you sleep. This means that the mattress should hold your spine in roughly the same position it's in when you're standing. The ability of a given mattress to do this will generally depend on your weight, sleep position, and body shape.

Here is how we break down the spinal alignment of the Eve mattress:

Weight Range Back Sleepers Side Sleepers Stomach Sleepers
Lighter <150 lb 9 6 9
Average 150 to 200 lb 9 6 9
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 9 5 9
Heavier >250 lb 9 5 9

 

Back Sleepers:

While our tester was on his back, he noted that his hips sank just deeply enough to create a perfectly neutral spine, while he felt the mattress did a nice job reaching up to support his lumbar curve. We feel that sleepers of a wide weight range would have a similar experience in this position on the Eve mattress.

Side Sleepers:

Side sleeping was not ideal for our tester. While he didn’t experience any pain or pressure, his shoulders did not sink as deeply as he would have liked, resulting in some upward spinal curve. While the Eve mattress may be just fine for those who only sleep occasionally on their sides, we especially question how supported heavier and also curvier people might be; the effect our tester experienced might be more exaggerated for those weighing more than about 200 pounds.

Stomach Sleepers:

Achieving good spinal alignment for stomach sleepers can often be trickier as the hips can tend to sink down too far with some mattresses, but our tester felt very well supported in this position, and felt that most people would have the same experience.

 

Pressure Relief

When a mattress pushes back against your body with too much force in a concentrated area, the result can be pain, soreness, loss of circulation, excessive tossing, and other problems. In general, such "pressure points" are of greatest concern for side sleepers, since that's the position in which your body's weight is distributed over the smallest surface area. To find the right mattress for your needs, keep in mind that the pressure-relieving capabilities of any given mattress will vary depending on the sleeper. Factors like your weight and body shape (e.g., broader shoulders and/or hips) will determine how far you sink into the mattress, and the pressure relief offered by that mattress will vary widely at different depths.

Here's how we sized up the pressure relief of the Eve mattress:

Weight Range Typical Curves Extra Curvy
Lighter <150 lb 8 7
Average 150 to 200 lb 6 6
Above Average 200 to 250 lb 5 5
Heavier >250 lb 5 5

 

The experiences of our tester while side sleeping come into play with pressure relief too; his shoulders sunk through the soft top layer of foam, leaving his weight to rest on the firm support layer. For those that need good pressure relief, a softer mattress might be a better choice as the Eve bed has just two inches of the really soft foam before hitting firmer layers.

Other Features

Beyond the preference-based characteristics of comfort and feel, and the body matching for spinal alignment and pressure relief, a mattress will have a number of other attributes that can make it a better or worse choice for you. We call these "priority-based characteristics" because they are areas in which a mattress can be better or worse, but that will have differing amounts of importance to each sleeper. So, determining how much importance to give to these features will be entirely a matter of your own personal priorities. As always, we apply the same ratings standards to each mattress so you can more easily compare apples to apples.

 

Motion Isolation (what’s this)

With a bowling pin standing upright on the Eve bed, we tested motion isolation by dropping a 16-lb. bowling ball on it, as well the weight of our 200-lb. tester.

In the tests, the pin wiggled, but did not fall. We attributed that small movement to motion transfer on the cover. Practically speaking, that small amount of movement is unlikely to bother those sensitive to movements on the other side of the bed.

Motion Isolation Rating
9 /10 Excellent

 

Temperature ( what’s this )

Beds made of all foam have a reputation for potentially sleeping hot since foam mattress invite less air flow than beds with innersprings. Some all-foam mattresses have features to combat overheating, but the Eve mattress isn't one of them.

If overheating in bed is an issue for you, and you’ve experienced it with other mattresses, other models have features that are specifically intended to address this, but for most we don’t expect heat to be a problem with the Eve bed.

Stays 'Cool' Rating
6 /10 Average among foam beds

 

Edge Support ( what’s this )

Foam mattresses aren’t typically very supportive along the very edge of the mattress—important if you like to sit on the edge of the bed, or if you tend to sleep along the edge. But we found edge support for the Eve mattress to be good. When sitting on the edge of the bed, our tester sunk through a lot of the mattress, but he didn't feel unstable.

When laying on the very edge of the mattress, our tester stable as well, with the firmness of the bed holding him stable.

Edge Support Rating
8 /10 Very good for a foam bed

 

Ease of Repositioning ( what’s this )

If you tend to move and change positions a lot over the course of a night, ease of repositioning will be a priority for you. Beds with memory foam, because of that melting/sinking effect, can be somewhat problematic if you have a known issue that makes movement difficult. For everyone else, we thought ease of movement was unlikely to be a problem.

Repositioning Rating
7/10 Good

 

Green Features ( what’s this )

For mattress shoppers concerned with the use of natural materials, sustainable manufacturing practices or the like, we offer our subjective evaluation of any efforts taken by the company to make the mattress more green, healthy, or safe. 

In the case of the Eve mattress, the company makes no claims about the use of natural materials, however all of the foams used are certified to the CertiPUR-US standard, which verifies that a material has low VOC off-gassing as well as a lack of chemicals and other substances regulated by the CPSC.

Green Rating
5 /10 Has some safety certifications

 

Adjustable Base Compatibility ( what’s this )

We tested the Eve mattress on an adjustable base, and it worked very well, conforming to the shape of the base. All mattresses require a bit of a break-in period when using an adjustable base, but right out of the box, the Eve mattress performed well.

Adjustable Base Use Rating
9/10 Excellent

 

Price, Value & Longevity

How Much Does an Eve Mattress Cost?

Prices shown are list prices. Remember that GoodBed keeps our site current with the best available discounts on all online mattresses, many of which are exclusive discounts for our readers.

Size Dimensions Price (before being discontinued)
Twin 39" x 75" x 10" $499
Twin XL 39" x 80" x 10"  $549
Full (Double) 54" x 75" x 10" $749
Queen 60" x 80" x 10" $849
King 76" x 80" x 10" $1,049
California King 72" x 84" x 10" $1,049

 

What Are You Getting?

The Eve mattress is a 10-inch bed made of three layers, including a top 2" layer of memory foam. The foams are encased in a soft, stretchy cover with unique bright yellow side panels.

How Long Will the Eve Mattress Last?

When it comes to estimating the comfort lifespan of a mattress, we tend to use foam density as our best, albeit imperfect, predictor of how long a foam will retain its shape and resiliency. For the Eve mattress, the density of the top comfort layer of memory foam is 2.5 pounds. That's about half the density you would expect to find in higher end and more expensive foam and memory foam beds. The lower support layer is a 1.5-lb density foam, lower than the 1.8-lb foams used in many competing mattresses. While the density of particularly the top layer of foam are lower than some of the competition, the Eve Sleep warranty guarantees against significant sagging of deeper than 2.5cm (about 1").

Overall Value

The Eve is a basic foam bed, and in our view, for many people, this may be all the mattress they need. On price, it compares very favorably to mattress-store beds, and it competes squarely with competing online mattresses.

The 100-night trial and free delivery are competitive, and the return policy is especially good; the company will schedule pickup of a returned mattress, and they'll pick it up right from your bedroom -- you don't have to find packaging, or even wrestle the mattress to your front door.

When we performed our video review of the Eve mattress, we talk favorably about its value, but since then, prices have gone up $200 for the queen size bed, so the Eve is not quite the great value it once was, but at $849 / queen, it's still competitive with other foam mattresses available online.

Value Rating
7 /10 Good value

 

Other Factors to Consider

Returns

  • 100-day trial period
  • Full refund within trial period, including pickup

Eve Sleep offers buyers a 100-day trial period with a full refund if you decide the mattress isn't for you. And the company will pick up the mattress from your bedroom. Although the mattress is no longer being sold in the U.S., the company says it will honor all policies for owners. Write to hello@evesleep.com for service.

 

Warranty

  • Warranty Length: 10 years
  • Indentation Coverage: 2.5cm and above

One of the biggest, if not THE biggest complaints about any mattress from consumers regards body impressions—the inability of a mattress to spring back, eventually creating a low spot/sinkhole in the mattress. As such, mattress warranties all contain a term defining how big a sag or ‘body impression’ (measured when no one is on the mattress) is considered a defect, and thus covered under the warranty. The industry standard for foam mattresses is 1”. Eve Sleep has chosen to cover indentations that meet or exceed 2.5cm, or just under 1", for the Eve mattress. Practically speaking, that means any softening or sagging would need to be at least that deep before the warranty would offer you protection. Write to hello@evesleep.com for warranty service.

Bottom Line: Is the Eve Mattress Right for You?

The Eve mattress is a basic but solid memory foam and foam mattress that will be suitable for a wide range of people, based on our evaluation. Here’s who we think the mattress is best for, based on our tests

BEST if you:

  • Are primarily a back or stomach sleeper
  • Need good edge support
  • Like a little slow-responding memory feel
  • Need good motion isolation

NOT IDEAL if you:

  • Are primarily a side sleeper
  • Need good pressure relief
  • Have an tendency to sleep hot
  • Like a mattress with some bounce

Is the Eve bed right for you? Take our Mattress Match Quiz to find mattresses that fit your needs, based on your preferences and price range.

Looking for more on the Eve mattress? Visit EveSleep.com

 

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