Yay, IKEA Is Now Selling Roll-Packed Mattresses

Yay, IKEA Is Now Selling Roll-Packed Mattresses

A few years ago, I purchased a spare single mattress from IKEA Rhodes and carried it home on the train. It was awkward trying to fit that into the train vestibule. It was even more awkward trying to lug it to the station in the first place. So I for one am stupidly grateful that IKEA is now selling a range of mattresses in a rolled-up format instead.

Most people don’t take large items of furniture on trains, but a rolled-up mattress also has a better chance of fitting in the boot of a car or back of a 4WD. The obvious trade-off is that these are likely to be mattresses you keep as spares for visitors: any mattress you can roll up is going to be less comfortable than its spring-filled full-time equivalent.


  • Are these similar to roll-packed latex/foam mattresses like Tuft & Needle, or just crappy rolled up gym mats?

  • How easy are they to re-roll or is this a packing method that can only be done in a factory with special mechanical equipment?

  • These have been available for over a year, if not two.

    Not really news. Sorry.

  • No chance of rolling up on your own. These are mattresses designed to be your primary sleeping choice. Some have springs in and some cushions of air pockets. A good example is Sleepingduck.com which was reviewed here sometime ago. All their mattresses come rolled up. It takes about a day or so for the mattress to flatten out.

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