Local and organic are at the top of most eco-conscious shopper lists, and not just when it comes to food. Many people may assume going green means breaking the bank, but not anymore!
Eco Terra is a brand that seeks to prove that affordable luxury can be attainable for all. This Natural Latex Hybrid Mattress is made in the USA with organic materials and is priced well below other similar beds.
In this Eco Terra Review, we’ll explore construction, who it should work best for, and the important details you need to know before buying. While two levels of firmness are available, this review will focus on the Medium model.
Keep scrolling to read our comprehensive review, or skip to the end for the final verdict and scores.
Who Do We Think Matches With Eco Terra?
- Classic Hybrid Shoppers – The upper latex layer should provide soothing pressure relief and a body-hugging contour. Shoppers should also experience sturdy support once the coils become activated.
- Eco-conscious Folks – The cover features certified organic cotton, along with a natural wool fire barrier. The 100% natural Talalay latex is made from tree-tapped and sustainable sources. Along with multiple organic certifications, the materials are also free from polyurethane and toxins.
- Sleepers Who Overheat – The airy nature of the Talalay latex, combined with the individually pocketed coils, should promote airflow. The wool inside the cover should promote temperature regulation, further reducing the possibility of overheating.
Possible Eco Terra Complaints:
- It doesn’t have a memory foam feel. – The materials in this mattress should have more bounce and spring than a classic memory foam bed, but it doesn’t have that deep cradling feel. Sleepers should still be able to enjoy pressure relief and contouring and will feel more “on” than “in” the bed.
The Eco Terra has a total weight limit of 400 pounds or 200 pounds per person for those who plan to share this bed with a partner.
For those who weigh more, you may find the Medium version of this bed too soft, which could cause you to sink further into the mattress and feel uncomfortable. In this case, we suggest the Medium-Firm model instead.
Most light sleepers should find the Eco Terra’s Medium feel to be a good fit for them. However, side sleepers, whose weight is concentrated in a smaller area, may also consider purchasing the Eco Terra topper in the soft version for added plushness.
While this mattress should accommodate most solo sleepers, couples with higher weight considerations would probably be a better match with a bed that has a higher weight limit or a brand that caters to heavier individuals.
Construction: What’s inside Eco Terra?
Eco Terra is a latex and coil hybrid, bed-in-a-box product. The cover boasts certified organic cotton and a wool fire barrier that should promote temperature regulation. This mattress is available in two levels of firmness: Medium and Medium-Firm.
This mattress stands 11 inches in height.
- The first layer holds 3 inches of Talalay Latex. This material should be responsive and offer soothing pressure relief.
- The base layer consists of 8-inch Supportive Fabric-Encased Steel Coils. This system features individually wrapped coils to help reduce motion transfer. The springs should compress or push back depending on your body weight.
- The perimeter promotes enhanced edge support due to slightly stronger Steel Coils running around the edges of the bed.
First Impression: How Does It Feel?
When you lie on the cover, you should notice a plush, soft, and temperature-neutral feel. The coils should compress under more concentrated areas, like the hips and shoulders, allowing for deeper sinkage in these areas. Areas that put less pressure on the bed, like the head and feet, should float on top of this mattress as the coils should stand firm beneath these body parts.
The upper comfort layer should provide a contouring effect that promotes pressure relief. Shoppers should notice solid bounce from the coil system, while the latex should respond quickly. This should allow combination sleepers to reposition freely.
Firmness Scale: 5.5/10 (Medium), 7/10 (Medium-Firm)
When you’re shopping for a bed, one of the most important features is pressure relief. If the materials are too firm or inflexible, pressure and pain can develop under heavier areas like the shoulders and hips. This can lead to tossing and turning that robs you of restful sleep.
Many people assume memory materials are the best for relieving pressure, but natural latex can get the job done too. Eco Terra features 100% natural Talalay latex which is even softer than Dunlop latex, a material used in many similar beds. The Medium model should be a great fit for those seeking a gentle cradle with contouring and relief.
On the flip side of pressure relief is support, or the ability to keep sleepers from sinking all the way through the bed. This is especially important for lumbar support and promoting a neutral spinal alignment.
Latex is a material that shines in both pressure relief and support. While it allows for contouring, it doesn’t have the sinking feeling of memory foam. Eco Terra pairs this with fabric-encased Quantum coils for pushback support and buoyancy.
Multiple Firmness Options
Rather than offering a “one-size-fits-all” approach, Eco Terra knows that sleeper’s needs are unique. That’s why this mattress is available in a Medium and Medium-Firm feel so shoppers can choose the option that suits them best.
Optional White Glove Delivery
For an added fee, shoppers can choose to have in-home delivery and set-up.
Eco Terra ships rolled and compressed in a box straight to your doorstep. Once you get it to your bedroom, all you have to do is unwrap, unroll, and enjoy.
Unlike memory foam materials that can trap warmth and cause sleepers to overheat, latex is a temperature-neutral material. Cotton and wool are capable of wicking away moisture that can contribute to warmth, while pocketed coils allow for airflow throughout.
Exceptional Edge Support
Sleepers should notice a solid, consistent level of support all the way across the mattress when lying down, thanks to steel springs around the borders to promote enhanced edge support. The medium-firm version should provide enhanced stability to allow shoppers to sit on the edge with less compression than the standard medium option.
Great Motion Isolation
The coils and latex should provide some spring and bounce. However, the plush cover and fabric wrapped around the coils should help to absorb movement and reduce motion transfer.
Latex and coils are more buoyant materials that can help with repositioning for combination sleepers and getting in and out of bed. This is also a bonus for couples or those with limited mobility.
All of the materials used in Eco Terra come from natural sources and have multiple organic certifications, including OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified, 100% natural Talalay latex from tree-tapped and sustainable sources, GOTS organic and OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified wool, and GOTS organic certified cotton.
Adjustable Base Compatible
The mattress can be used on any solid surface, including adjustable frames, slatted bases, or the floor.
Handcrafted in the USA
This product is certified to contain low VOC emissions and is safe for use by children under three years old.
Both the wool and cotton in the cover are certified organic materials.
Coupons, Trials, Warranties, and Shipping
- Shipping - Free shipping and returns are available in the United States.
- Trial - Eco Terra offers a trial period of 90 days.
- Warranty - The company offers a 15-year limited warranty.
|Size||Dimensions (inches)||Price (w/o discount)|
|Twin||38” x 75” x 11”||$1,609|
|Twin XL||38” x 80” x 11”||$1,629|
|Full||54” x 75” x 11”||$1,859|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 11”||$1,979|
|King||76” x 80” x 11”||$2,279|
|Cali King||72” x 84” x 11”||$2,259|
Eco Terra vs. WinkBeds EcoCloud Hybrid
To help you gain a better understanding of the Eco Terra, we’re comparing this mattress to a similar model from another brand, the EcoCloud Hybrid from WinkBeds.
Both of these mattresses are hybrids that combine coils and latex. Another significant attribute they both share is that they are constructed with a variety of organic, naturally derived materials.
One advantage the Eco Terra has over the competition is that it’s available in two firmness levels, whereas the EcoCloud only comes in a Medium feel. This gives consumers more choices to make sure they find the best fit. Both beds should perform about the same when it comes to motion isolation, edge support, and bounce.
The EcoCloud has a slightly better trial period, with a generous 120-night period, as opposed to the 90-day trial period offered by EcoTerra.
The EcoCloud from WinkBeds also has a more generous weight limit; it can hold up to 900 pounds. By contrast, the Eco Terra can only support a total of 400 pounds. The Eco Terra bed may come out on top for those shopping on a budget, though, as its price point is slightly less expensive than the EcoCloud.
Sleepers seeking a mix of pushback and pressure relief should enjoy this eco-friendly hybrid mattress. Two different comfort options should allow shoppers of all position preferences to find a feel that works for them.
We rated this bed at a four since it may be too firm for lightweight individuals who sleep on their side. However, this bed scored positive marks because most side sleepers should enjoy adequate pressure relief from the individually pocketed coils as they compress beneath their weight, along with the upper latex materials that should provide a plush feel that suits this type of sleeper.
We rated the Eco Terra at five for back sleepers, as they can choose between the medium option or the medium-firm, depending on their needs. If sinkage is a concern, the firmer option should promote even weight distribution and prevent the coils from compressing too much under the hips. Adding to this top rating is the contouring nature of the latex for ample lumbar support.
The Eco Terra earned a five here because we feel the Medium-Firm version of this mattress should perform well for most stomach sleepers, who usually require a firm level of pushback to prevent too much sinkage in the hips. The bed also got high marks since the Medium could work well for stomach sleepers under 120 pounds.
This mattress earned a five score for combination sleepers. We feel these types of sleepers, who frequently change positions in the middle of the night, should be very pleased with the bounce and versatility of this bed. The materials are quick to respond and offer a good balance between pressure relief and support.
We rated this bed at a four because the weight limit doesn’t accommodate significantly heavier couples. However, the Eco Terra earned high marks in areas like cooling, motion isolation, edge support, and bounce – all of which are beneficial for couples. Furthermore, having two firmness options should give couples the flexibility to choose the desired firmness that suits them best.
While solo sleepers should do fine, we rated this at a four because heavier couples will likely need something with a higher weight allowance. The Medium-Firm model earned positive marks for those with higher weight concerns since it should provide more support to prevent them from sinking in too much. Features like cooling and the long-term durability of materials should also make this a great choice for heavier folks.
We gave this bed a four rating because the Medium option may still be too firm for lightweight side sleepers. If that’s the case, they could add the brand’s softest topper for a more plush feel. However, the Eco Terra scored positive marks because we feel it should still provide enough pressure relief for stomach and back sleepers who are on the lighter side.
We feel that this bed deserves a 5/5 rating thanks to its mix of pressure relief and support, bounce and easy repositioning, and commitment to eco-friendly materials. Adding to this rating are the two comfort versions that allow different sleep types to choose the model that suits their preferences.
We recommend buying the Eco Terra mattress if you are seeking a brand that prioritizes organic, environmentally-friendly materials and prefer the feel of a hybrid model.
We also feel this bed is a good purchase for individuals with mobility issues and sexually active couples because the combination of coils and latex should provide good buoyancy for easy movement.
However, due to this bed’s lower weight limit, we do not recommend the Eco Terra for couples over 200 pounds each and suggest a similar type of bed with a higher weight limit, such as the EcoCloud Hybrid which allows up to 900 pounds.