Many shoppers are drawn to mattresses made with natural, organic, and sustainable materials but are concerned about price. Eco Terra set out to construct a natural, affordable mattress and the result is the Eco Terra mattress. The company exclusively sells this latex hybrid mattress, which is made with organic cotton, organic wool, Talalay latex, and upcycled steel coils.
The Eco Terra mattress is available in two firmness options: medium (5) and medium firm (6). Having two available firmness levels ensures there is an option for nearly every sleeping position and body type. Buoyant latex and responsive coils relieve pressure points while keeping the spine aligned.
The breathable construction of the Eco Terra mattress prevents sleeping hot. Since the mattress is made without harsh chemicals or synthetic materials, it is sought after by eco-conscious shoppers. The mattress is handcrafted in California.
We’ll break down the construction of this natural hybrid mattress. Based on verified customer feedback and extensive product testing, we’ll also outline our recommendations and performance ratings for the Eco Terra mattress. This comprehensive Eco Terra mattress review includes considerations for shoppers and details regarding Eco Terra’s policies.
The Eco Terra mattress is handmade in the United States without the use of harmful chemicals or synthetic materials. It is a hybrid mattress, combining elements of both an innerspring mattress and a latex mattress. The mattress has a height of 11 inches, which is about average for a hybrid mattress.
The mattress is available in two firmness levels, medium and medium firm. The medium firmness is considered to be a 5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. This option is more conforming, as it uses a softer Talalay latex in the comfort system. The medium firm version is a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale, and that model uses a firmer Talalay latex in the comfort system. This results in less contouring and a firmer feel.
The cover of the Eco Terra mattress is made with GOTS-certified organic cotton. Cotton is breathable and moisture-wicking. This ensures airflow through the cover of the mattress. Underneath the cotton cover is a layer of GOTS-certified organic wool batting. This flame-resistant layer acts as natural insulation. It regulates temperature and helps prevent sleeping hot, while also resisting allergens like dust mites, mold, and mildew.
The comfort system of the Eco Terra is three inches of natural Talalay latex. This single-origin latex is seamless and does not use any chemical adhesives. The Talalay latex used in the Eco Terra mattress is buoyant and responsive. It moderately contours to the shape of the body. Both the medium and medium firm Eco Terra mattresses have a three-inch latex comfort layer, but they differ in terms of firmness and density. Both firmness options relieve pressure by cradling the body.
The support core of the Eco Terra consists of pocketed coils made of upcycled steel. Each coil is individually encased in fabric in order to reduce motion transfer. This ensures the coils respond to pressure independently of one another. The coils are zoned with 15-gauge coils in the center and 16-gauge coils around the perimeter for edge support.
The Eco Terra mattress has a three-layer construction with organic wool, Talalay latex, and pocketed steel coils.
Organic cotton (GOTS-certified)
Organic wool (GOTS-certified)
3” Talalay Latex
Pocketed coils (15-16 gauge)
The Eco Terra mattress is made with natural and sustainable materials. Its construction means it has above-average durability for a hybrid mattress.
It is also inexpensive for a natural latex hybrid. While most models cost close to $2,000 or more, a queen size Eco Terra mattress is often available for much less. The company keeps its prices affordable by manufacturing its mattresses in-house and selling directly to customers. This makes it an appealing choice for value-minded shoppers.
The Eco Terra is available in all six standard mattress sizes.
|Twin||38" x 75"||11"||59 lbs.||$749|
|Twin XL||38" x 80"||11"||63 lbs.||$849|
|Full||54" x 75"||11"||84 lbs.||$949|
|Queen||60" x 80"||11"||100 lbs.||$1049|
|King||76" x 80"||11"||127 lbs.||$1249|
|California King||72" x 84"||11"||126 lbs.||$1249|
Hybrids are more likely to conduct motion across the surface when compared to foam or latex mattresses due to the addition of innerspring coils. Coils add bounce to the mattress and make it easy to move around, but are less likely to isolate a sleeper’s movements.
The Eco Terra limits motion transfer to a certain extent with individually encased coils. The latex comfort layer is buoyant and facilitates movement, but the wool batting on top helps absorb some motion.
Since the Eco Terra mattress has ample bounce from the coils and latex, motion transfer is more likely than it would be on a mattress with memory foam. Co-sleepers who share the bed may feel some of their partner’s movements, and light sleepers are more likely to be disturbed.
The medium Eco Terra option offers more conforming than the medium firm option, which can help absorb some motion. That said, both firmness options perform similarly.
Latex gently contours to the shape of the body for pressure relief. The Eco Terra mattress has a thick comfort layer of latex, which cushions pressure points and reduces tension throughout the body. The pocketed coils react independently to pressure and help keep the spine properly aligned.
The medium Eco Terra mattress relieves pressure better for side sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds, as the softer latex cushions pressure points and cradles the body. Though this option is conforming, it does not have the same feel as memory foam. Sleepers will not sink deeply into the mattress or feel “hugged” by the comfort layer. That said, the medium firmness offers above-average pressure relief for a hybrid mattress.
The medium firm Eco Terra is a better fit for back and stomach sleepers. The medium firm latex comfort system provides a strong degree of support for these sleepers, reducing pressure on the lower back.
The Eco Terra is a standout mattress among hybrids in terms of temperature neutrality. Each layer helps dissipate heat and adds airflow to the mattress.
The cotton cover wicks away moisture, while the wool batting below acts as natural insulation. Wool regulates temperature by drawing heat away from the body. The comfort layer of Talalay latex is more breathable than Dunlop latex and synthetic foams. This lets air circulate throughout the top of the mattress.
The coil support core increases air circulation in the mattress and helps dissipate heat. The combination of temperature-regulating layers makes the Eco Terra an ideal choice for hot sleepers.
Though the medium option conforms more closely, the natural materials in the comfort system are breathable. Both firmness options maintain a temperature neutral feel.
Hybrids often have reinforced perimeters for better edge support. This is the case for the Eco Terra, which has 16-gauge coils around the perimeter of the support base. The coils keep sleepers supported near the edge of the bed. Edge support makes it easier to get in and out of bed, as well as increasing the usable surface area of the mattress.
Users may notice more compression on the medium Eco Terra mattress when sitting on the edge of the bed, due to the softer latex used in the comfort system. That said, the latex comfort layer of the Eco Terra is resilient, meaning it bounces back to its original shape when pressure is removed. This helps prevent impressions and sagging over time.
Sleepers should find it easy to change positions and move around on the Eco Terra mattress as needed. The coils in a hybrid mattress add bounce, so ease of movement is to be expected. The buoyant latex comfort system of the Eco Terra helps facilitate movement.
The medium Eco Terra mattress conforms more closely, so sleepers may sink in a bit more. This provides traction without restricting movement. Both firmness options spring back to shape quickly and are rated similarly for ease of movement.
The Eco Terra mattress is beneficial for combination sleepers who change sleeping positions throughout the night.
Hybrid mattresses are often preferred by couples. The coils help facilitate movement and make it easy to change positions as needed. The Eco Terra offers better ease of movement than memory foam hybrids, due to its buoyant latex comfort layer. The Eco Terra also has supportive edges, so couples can use the entire surface area of the mattress.
One potential drawback to the Eco Terra mattress during intimate activity is that the coils can make noise when bearing weight.
There is an initial odor to the Eco Terra mattress, but it dissipates quickly. No chemicals or synthetic foams are used in the mattress. The all-natural construction includes organic cotton, organic wool, and Talalay latex. The coils add airflow and help dissipate any initial smell.
Off-gassing is most commonly associated with hybrid and foam mattresses that use synthetic materials and chemical adhesives. Since the Eco Terra does not use these in its construction, it performs better in this category than most mattresses.
Side Sleepers: Side sleepers press their shoulders and hips into the mattress, and need a conforming surface that responds proportionately. This offsets any pressure that may build in these areas while keeping the spine aligned. The Eco Terra has a three-inch layer of latex that conforms to the shape of the body and relieves pressure points.
The medium (5) option is excellent for side sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds. Side sleepers in this weight category benefit from a softer mattress, as this allows them to sink in enough to cushion their shoulders. Side sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds also benefit from the medium firmness of the Eco Terra mattress. Those who weigh more than 230 pounds may sink in too far to feel adequately supported.
The medium firm (6) Eco Terra is a better choice for side sleepers who weigh more than 130 pounds. Those who weigh less than 130 pounds will find it offers good support, but pressure is more likely to build at their hips and shoulders. Side sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds should find the medium firm option balances cushioning and support. Side sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds will find that the medium firm feel of the Eco Terra mattress prevents them from sinking in too far. It offers excellent support and contouring with pocketed coils and latex.
Back Sleepers: Back sleepers benefit from a contouring mattress that reduces pressure on the lumbar region and supports spinal alignment. The Eco Terra is highly rated by back sleepers, as the latex moderately contours to the shape of the body and the coils support the spine.
The medium Eco Terra mattress relieves pressure and supports back sleepers in each weight category. The softer latex comfort layer offers more conforming. This is especially beneficial for back sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds. Back sleepers over 230 pounds will sink a bit further into the mattress, so some may benefit from going with a firmer bed.
The medium firm Eco Terra mattress is excellent for back sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds. The mattress balances contouring and full-body support, preventing the lumbar region from sinking in excessively. It is also supportive enough for back sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds, but some back sleepers in this category may still prefer a firm (7-8) mattress instead.
Stomach Sleepers: Stomach sleepers need a mattress that is firm enough to support their hips and abdomens. If the mattress is too soft, there is a risk of sinking too far into the bed and putting pressure on the lower back and spine. The Eco Terra has a buoyant layer of latex and supportive coils that prevent the hips and abdomen from sinking into the mattress.
The medium option is a good choice for stomach sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds. The latex in the comfort system is soft enough to cushion the chest and shoulders, but it still actively supports the hips. This firmness is less beneficial for stomach sleepers who weigh more than 130 pounds.
The medium firm choice is rated higher for stomach sleepers in each weight category. The firmer latex still moderately contours to the shape of the body, while also preventing the hips and abdomen from pressing into the mattress. This is excellent for stomach sleepers under 130 pounds, and good for stomach sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds. Stomach sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds should still feel supported, but some may benefit more from a firm (7-8) mattress instead.
Eco Terra – Medium
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
Eco Terra – Medium Firm
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
The majority of reviews on Eco Terra’s website give the mattress a five-star rating. Customers state that it is an organic mattress at a good price. They note that the quality of construction is apparent. Those who purchased the mattress for their children appreciate that the mattress is safe for families, and multiple reviews note that there is no off-gassing or odor to the mattress.
Several reviews mention that the mattress arrived quickly and was easy to set-up, though a common complaint is that the mattress is heavy and difficult to move. Customers appreciate the mattress construction but note that handles on the sides would be helpful for adjusting or moving the mattress as needed.
Sleepers claim that the Eco Terra mattress has reduced their neck and shoulder pain. They say that the latex comfort layer relieves pressure points and improves sleep quality. Those with chronic back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, and hip pain also tout the mattress for relieving their symptoms.
Customers find the mattress to be comfortable and supportive. Lower-star ratings mention the mattress was not the right firmness for the reviewer, but the addition of a mattress topper helped several customers adjust. Some side sleepers found they needed a softer surface.
Hot sleepers note that the mattress is breathable and dissipates heat throughout the night. For couples, the Eco Terra offers good edge support, motion isolation, and no sagging.
Amazon reviews echo the sentiments on Eco Terra’s website, but mention that the shorter sleep trial is a drawback to ordering through the third-party retailer.
The Eco Terra mattress is available online through Eco Terra’s website. The company does not operate any brick and mortar locations.
Eco Terra also offers the mattress through Amazon.
Eco Terra ships for free to the contiguous United States. International shipping is not available at this time.
The Eco Terra mattress is compression rolled and shipped in a box via UPS Ground. Orders are processed and delivered within five to seven business days.
Assembly is not required for the Eco Terra mattress. Purchasers can unbox the mattress, unroll it on a bed frame or foundation, remove the plastic wrap, and allow it to expand.
White Glove delivery and old mattress removal are not currently available.
The Eco Terra mattress includes a 90-night sleep trial. There is a 30-night mandatory break-in period. A full refund is issued unless the mattress is returned before the 30-night break-in period ends. If the mattress is returned early, the company deducts a $99 fee from the refund.
Customers are responsible for boxing up the Eco Terra mattress for returns. The company arranges for curbside pickup.
Those who purchase the Eco Terra mattress through Amazon must adhere to Amazon’s 30-day return policy.
The Eco Terra comes with a 15-year warranty, which covers defects in manufacturing and materials. Eco Terra will repair or replace a defective mattress. The warranty does not cover transportation costs.