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Discussion in 'Living Room' started by robbie_p, 24th Aug, 2016.

  1. robbie_p

    robbie_p Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    I was reading a thread on the forum called to "New mattress recommendations", but I thought i would start a new one specifically related to the Koala Mattress..

    I had be sleeping for an terrible springy queen size mattress (not even sure the brand) for the past 6 years, but decided the try out the Koala Mattress (given the excellent reviews).

    We decided to upgrade to a king, so purchased Koala king mattress for $950. It arrived last week and its been excellent and feels perfect!

    The mattress comes with a 120 day return policy, so we will try it out for a month or so. At the moment we are extremely happy with it and have no reason to return.

    The only minor issue is have is that its suppose to expand to a thickness of 250mm, but currently is only about 230mm.. which im told should expand fully after a week or so.

    Anyone else there using a Koala Mattress?

    Cheers,
    Robbie
     
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  2. Steven Ryan

    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    When I'm back in more permanent accommodation I'll be ordering one of these.

    And not just so I can do this:

     
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  3. Dan Donoghue

    Dan Donoghue Well-Known Member

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    That thing looks awesome, I think I might have to make a purchase :)
     
  4. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    I think I need one for my lounge room.
    Not much wine drinking going on in bed.
     
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  5. robbie_p

    robbie_p Well-Known Member

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    @Mumbai and @sanj How are you enjoying your Koala mattress?
     
  6. sanj

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    Ive recently started using it more since i moved to melbourne.

    Tbh i think its decent overall and good when price is considered but i dont think its great, a bit too soft for me personally.

    A friend of mine got the koala too and found it wasnt supportive enough so returned it and got an ecosa one which he much prefers.
     
  7. robbie_p

    robbie_p Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, i guess its a personally choice (firmness). Are you planning to keep yours?
     
  8. sanj

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    Not so much only firmness, its just a support issue. A quality mattress that might be too soft for someones personal liking can still provide a bit more support than this does imo.

    Have to chexk when they bought the mattress for me, if within return period i might do so and replaxe with the one i got from ultimatebeds.

    Koala is in no way terrible, it just isnt great and im also spoilt now having tried the ultimate beds one which is not even in the same conversation imo
     
  9. robbie_p

    robbie_p Well-Known Member

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    The price of the ultimate beds mattress?
     
  10. sanj

    sanj Well-Known Member

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    I think about 2.5k or so but imo it would justifiably be worth a lot more if sold under trwditional model.

    This is a small perth based manufacturer. You spend up to 30 mins with them finding the perfect mattress ( i think there are 18 or so variations) and its made in perth and only sold direct out of their store/warehouse.

    No crap in the mattresses, the ability for couples to get a king or queen mattress with a different firmness to suit each party etc

    Imo mattresses, espexially for everyday use, are worth spending a bit extra on shpuld the result be superior when you keep in mind how much our lives is spent on them
     
  11. robbie_p

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    The ultimatebed mattress is about $3k (king), so not really the sort of money i would pay for a mattress.

    I was amazed at all the aches and pains i would get with my old mattress, which seem to have disappeared after a week of using on the Koala.

    My only concern is if the height doesn't increase to the 250mm, ill try the ecosa.
     
  12. sanj

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    Yeah i compeltrly accept it does seem like a fair bit but for me personally well worth it and around $1/day more than a cheaper mattress.

    Considering 25-30% of my life is spent on it i think its a bargain for the best ive slept on by far
     
  13. Colin Rice

    Colin Rice Mortgage Broker Australia Wide Business Member

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    I got a mattress I bought at an auction for $100 about 10 years ago. Its got a pillow-top so Im happy with that ;) Probably retails for 1k. Should have bought 10 haha!.
     
  14. Azazel

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    Crikey, $3k is a bit much.
    How much does the king Koala bed go for?
    I'll be looking to get one soon as well.
     
  15. robbie_p

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    King Koala was $950 (free delivery)... comes with a 120 trial period (if you dont like it - they collect and give you a full refund)
     
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    Weird that people will gladly spend that in a few months to make up for their tenant paying significantly under what it cost them to buy (especislly say sydney) but wont spend an extra 1-1.5k over "normal" on a mattress that will last years
     
  17. wategos

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    cheap considering it takes 50-60 large koalas to stuff a mattress
     
  18. Jacque

    Jacque Buyers Agent and Bookworm, Sydney Business Member

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    And Koala have a special on right now if you enter the code AUGX6 when you check out you get $100 off! Am aiming to try out their test bed in Surry Hills in the coming weeks too but they look like pretty damn good value for a new mattress.
     
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    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    With the way you look in your avatar, I'd stay away from them.
     
  20. Azazel

    Azazel Well-Known Member

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    Hehe, I read that and then looked at your avatar.