The traditional way we used to purchase mattresses was by walking into a brick and mortar store, having a salesperson show you a few beds, you lay on them and after 1-3 minutes of testing decided which mattress to take home.
This has all changed since the introduction of the bed-in-a-box concept which allows you to trial a mattress in the comfort of your own home. These free trial mattress companies will deliver the mattress to you generally free of charge, you will then have 30-nights, 60-nights, 100-nights up to even 365-nights depending on the manufacturer to try out the mattress and if you are not satisfied can send it back and receive a refund.
We recommend you also have a look at the fine print always attached with these mattress trials to fully understand the terms and conditions.
Here is our Best Mattress Free Trial list (Important Considerations in Conclusion).
|BRAND||MATTRESS||TYPE||FIRMNESS (1-10)||TRIAL & WARRANTY||PRICE|
|Nectar||Memory Foam mattress||Memory Foam||Medium-firm||365 Nights|
|Emma||Original mattress||Memory Foam||Medium||200 Nights|
|Brook + Wilde||Lux mattress||Hybrid||Soft, Medium or Firm||100 Nights|
|Simba||Hybrid mattress||Hybrid||Medium-firm||200 Nights|
|Ergoflex||5G mattress||Memory Foam||Medium||30 Nights|
1. Nectar Mattress
When Nectar entered the UK market with their 365-night mattress trial and forever warranty (yes you read correctly) it disrupted the whole industry. As most of the mattresses were only offering a 100-night trial and this was also the highest offered at the time and a warranty of about 5-18 years maximum.
As you can imagine Nectar has been very popular since and have backed it up with a very highly rated memory foam mattress. The Nectar Memory Foam mattress has scored very highly on Trustpilot with many customers stating the delivery, customer service is top-notch and as promised. Also, many customers praising the comfort it provides and how the mattress helped with their back pain.
The Nectar mattress is a 3-layer design with the base supportive layer including body zoning and the top two layers being made from memory foam, this is all then wrapped in an adaptive cooling cover.
On top of the mattress trial and warranty, Nectar also delivers the mattress at zero cost to you and returns are free as well.
2. Emma Original Mattress
The Emma mattress is one of, if no the most awarded mattress in the UK, they feature on many "best mattress" lists, including our Best Mattress recommendations. Emma is designed and originated from Germany and has grown to become one of the most popular mattresses with free trials not just in the UK but all over the globe.
Emma includes a 200-day mattress trial with their Original and Hybrid mattresses. The mattress is covered in plastic, vacuum-sealed, rolled and delivered in an easy to transport box. Emma even includes a well thought out manual and a cutting tool to open the plastic, which is a nice little touch.
In order to keep their customers in the long run, Emma includes a 10-year warranty with the mattress, that way you are covered if anything arises in terms of material defect or workmanship issues (please do read their warranty terms).
The Emma Original mattress was designed to be the perfect mattress for the majority of sleepers, Not too firm and not too soft, from the reviews left by customers it seems they have done a pretty good job of that.
3. Brook + Wilde Lux Mattress
For this Mattress Free Trial post, we wanted to add a mattress that has a range of firmnesses to choose from. The Brook + Wilde Lux mattresses are made in the UK and offered in 3 degrees of firmness/comfort, soft, medium and firm. Each mattress is accompanied by a 100-night trial as well as a 10-year guarantee.
If during the 100-night mattress trial you are not satisfied, Brook + Wilde will help you find a better comfort match with a different Brook + Wilde mattress or will refund you what you paid for the mattress. Brook + Wilde state you will need to trial the mattress for at least 30 days before requesting a refund or mattress change, this is because it takes a while for your body to get used to a new mattress especially if you have been using your current one for years.
Regarding the mattress, you can find one of the most advanced and complex layering system from a hybrid mattress. This 5-layered mattress with two sets of springs creates a better body weight transition through the mattress. It's even more luxurious mattress partner in crime, the Elite model is one to take into consideration as well.
4. Simba Mattress
Simba is known for its innovative and tech investments into creating their free trial mattress. The Simba Hybrid mattress is a mix of both patented mini-pocket springs and foams of different densities. This mattress is another highly acclaimed and awarded mattress with some recommendations, approvals and awards all under their belt including a spot in our Best Hybrid Mattress picks.
The Simba mattress like many of the free trial mattresses comes with a 200-night trail period, giving you more than enough time to truly experience the mattress and decide if you are perfectly happy or not. Your trial will begin as soon as it arrives and comes packed, sealed and box.
As Simba mattresses are built to last, a 10-year guarantee that way you are covered for a decade if any manufacturer errors arise in this time frame.
Regarding the hybrid mattress, it is very highly regarded by customers on Trustpilot with thousands of "excellent" reviews.
5. Ergoflex Mattress
Ergoflex is arguably the pioneer of the free trial mattress in the UK. They have been selling their bed-in-a-box mattresses for over a decade making them currently the only mattress trial brand to be trading longer than their warranty.
The Ergoflex mattress offers a 30-night mattress trial which is considerably lower than the average, however, your body only needs about three weeks to get used to a new mattress. As with the others, this mattress also has a 10-year guarantee which covers any material or workmanship defect appearing within this time.
This mattress has one of the highest memory foam percentages from the mattresses we have reviewed, making this a good consideration if you are looking for a memory foam mattress with a free trial. The mattress is also "backed" by the Back Doctor (see what we did there) which could be helpful if you looking for a mattress to help with back pain.
Best Mattress Free Trial Conclusion
The best thing to do when purchasing a mattress with a free trial is to read the fine print not only about the trail but also the warranty. With many online mattresses being sold online it is a good idea to pick a mattress with a trial that you can recuperate your payment if the mattress does not suit you and your sleeping type.