Hey Unboxers I’ve unboxed this Eco-Lux Bed in a Box brand mattress. It’s a more green alternative all foam bed. However, it’s a bit different than other natural type beds for reasons I’ll get into in this review…
Have you heard of BedinaBox®? I know that we all use the term “bed in a box” in a generic way, but it’s actually the name of a company. Like we call all facial tissue Kleenex, it’s a copyrighted brand.
They recently sent me their “green mattress” called Eco Lux to review. In this review, I’ll go over the unique things about this all foam mattress.
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Eco-Lux Mattress Review
The Eco-Lux by Bed in a Box® is a Made in the USA (North Carolina, specifically) Memory Foam Bed.
Starting right off, let’s look at what it’s made of. That will determine the feel. Then we’ll look at the unique features that make this a more eco friendly choice.
WHAT IT’S MADE OF
Unlike a lot of green or eco friendly mattresses there isn’t any latex or wool in the Eco Lux. Rather, it’s all foam. First, the height. The Eco Lux is 11″ deep and made from renewable materials.
When I unboxed the Eco Lux, there was no smell and it was ready to sleep on immediately.
Cover – the cover is green on the sides and a lighter green with a bamboo pattern on the top. It’s made from 100% organic cotton. So it has a different look from the same old white tops. The cover zip off for easy cleaning.
Under that there are two layers:
- 3 inches of 4lb BioLux memory foam (this gives a medium feel to the bed)
- 8 inches of support foam 1.8 lb density (if you’re heavier this mattress will feel more firm because you’ll sink further to this firmer layer).
The top layer being 4 lb is medium quality foam (but better than bed in a box companies generally use), and the base layer is a lower quality foam. This mattress is higher quality than the Original that we have a review of, and it’s made with renewable materials.
I like that they put the foam density. This is an honest company that’s more transparent and I appreciate it.
You can flip the mattress over and sleep on the firm side instead of the top 3 inches for a firmer feel although I’m not sure why you’d do that. If there’s a significant weight difference between you and your sleep partner, they recommend that you rotate the mattress every six months to prevent uneven wearing and to prolong the life of your mattress.
It has a medium firm feel. It doesn’t sink in and stay down like traditional memory foam. It’s more responsive and doesn’t sleep too warm like memory foam can.
SLEEP POSITIONS TEST/EDGE SUPPORT
To see these features, watch my Eco Lux Mattress Review Video:
The Only USDA Bio-Preferred® Memory Foam Mattress
34% of mattress is made with renewable foam. Not recycled materials but it’s made of natural resources that can be replenished. But you don’t have to take their word for it – it’s certified by a 3rd party – the USDA (the US Department of Agriculture).
This mattress claim to fame is that they say they’re the first and only USDA Bio-Preferred® memory foam mattress.
What does that mean?
Biobased products are derived from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials. These products provide an alternative to conventional petroleum derived products. Consumers can trust the label to mean what it says because manufacturer’s claims concerning the biobased content are third-party certified and strictly monitored by USDA.
Also, for every mattress they sell they plant a tree in your honor! But honestly, the best part is that you’re avoiding some of the petroleum based foam which leads to a healthier sleep environment. It may not be the most green mattress on the market, but it’s reasonably priced and solid choice, especially if you don’t like the feel or are allergic to latex or wool.
So if you like an foam mattress and want the extra green factors. Or if you don’t want to spring for the cost of an organic, latex or wool hybrid, the Eco-Lux is a great choice. It’s going to be slightly higher quality than most foam beds and they plant a tree in your honor.
Consumer Reports Rating
Ranked #5 for Foam Beds!
At the time of writing the Eco-Lux is only available in queen or king size but they say other sizes are coming soon.
If you want to finance your mattress where you get it now and pay later, they offer payment plans starting at $85/mo with Affirm.
At the time of this article, they’re offering a discount of 15% off your mattress + 2 FREE Pillows.
Bed in a Box has a basic adjustable base and 3 foundations. No box springs needed. And they have a highly rated plush pillow that starts at just $24.
So to summarize
- Made & Shipped in the USA
- USDA certified to contain over 30% renewable materials
- Made with less harmful chemicals
- Quality Mattress for your budget
- Highly rated by Consumer Reports in a very crowded mattress segment
Have any questions about the Eco-Lux mattress? Leave them in the comments I always do my best to answer any comments on the channel. And if you want to check out their classic bed in a box mattress, check out our Bed in a Box ORIGINAL mattress review.