Roll Mattress: Review & Recommendations

Welcome to our big roll mattress test 2020, where we present you all the roll mattresses we have tested in detail. We have put together detailed background information and also added a summary of customer reviews on the web.

We want to make your purchase decision easier and help you to find the best roll mattress for you.

You can also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer you interesting test videos. On this page you will also find some important information that you should pay attention to if you want to buy a roll mattress.

The most important facts in brief

  • Roll mattresses are mattresses rolled under machine pressure, which can be bought in this condition.
  • Basically, roll mattresses can be differentiated according to the type of material. All materials have different advantages and disadvantages.
  • Foam mattresses are rather light and anti-allergenic, spring mattresses are usually heavier, but they are permeable to air. Latex mattresses are particularly suitable for people with back problems or allergy sufferers.

Roll mattress test: The editorial team’s favourites

  • The best roll mattress with great height
  • The best roll mattress with the best price-performance ratio
  • The luxurious roll mattress

The best roll mattress with great height

Comfort foam mattress Airy Form Luxus
The mattress has seven ergonomic lying zones with special support in the shoulder and pelvic area.

from209,99 EUR

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The Di QUATTRO roll mattress has seven zones and a height of 29 cm, which makes it easier to get in and out of bed. The cover is removable and machine washable up to 40°C. It has 7 ergonomic lying zones with special comfort in the shoulder and pelvic area for an optimal lying position. Due to the pressure relief you wake up in the morning fit and without pain.

In addition, the mattress has a very good climate regulation due to the highly breathable, climate regulating and patented special foam. The mattress is also very durable, as you can turn it over and thus extend the period of use. Customers are enthusiastic and recommend the product.

The best roll mattress with the best price-performance ratio

Comfort foam mattress Lasse
The Lasse mattress is a real all-rounder and not only convinces with high-quality materials.

from149,00 EUR

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The roller mattress from Hilding Sweden is available in a regular height of 21 cm, has seven zones and a hardness level of three. It has been tested by an independent institute. The cover is cuddly and soft with quilted climate fibre, easy to remove and machine washable up to 60°C.

The processed materials are of high quality and ensure a healthy sleep. The mattress is made of comfort foam with 32kg/m³ volume weight and 7-zone cut in monoblock construction, which ensures optimal weight distribution and ventilation. Customers praise the mattress and especially the high-quality workmanship.

The luxurious roll mattress

Geltex Quantum 200 gel foam mattress
The GELTEX® mattress sucks for a pleasant sleeping climate. The open-pored foam structure supports the breathability.

from579,99 EUR

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The mattress from Schlaraffia contains a very special foam: the GELTEX® foam provides effective relief for muscles and joints and promotes restful sleep. Another special feature: the 3D cube-cut technology – this construction ensures a particularly high degree of adaptability with a high-quality core system of cuboidal incisions in the 3D cube cut.

Suitable for all bed types, the mattress is particularly flexible and is also suitable for couples. The mattress contains seven lying zones and is suitable for people allergic to house dust. Customers are enthusiastic about the innovative design.

Advisor: Questions you should deal with before buying a roll mattress

Advantages of roll mattresses over conventional mattresses

The difference between roll mattresses and conventional mattresses is actually only the format in which they are bought. Roll mattresses are, as the name suggests, rolled mattresses. This means that they take up much less space and are easier to transport.
So you don’t need a van, but can easily store the mattress in the boot of your car. This has the enormous advantage that if you try out different mattresses in a mattress outlet or discount store, you can just pack them up and take them home.

Did you know that roll mattresses are compressed under high pressure?
They are compressed under high pressure and unroll when the packaging is opened. It is then hardly possible to return them to their rolled form.

In addition to easy handling, roll mattresses require less packaging material. Roller mattresses made of foam are also very light. Roll mattresses are not inferior to conventional mattresses in quality. Just like any other mattress, there are products of lower and higher quality.

Where can I buy a roll mattress?

In specialty stores, mattress outlets, mattress discounters, as well as on the Internet you can find roll mattresses. The big advantage of roll mattresses is that you can easily transport them. So it might be worthwhile for you to go to a shop and test roll mattresses.
If you know what you need and want to have the mattress delivered to your home, you can also buy it on the Internet. An advantage here is the large number of mattress guides online. There are also numerous mattress test results. So you can easily find the right mattress for you.

Do I have to pay special attention to anything after buying a roll mattress?

After the purchase, please note that although you can take the mattress home immediately, you should not use it immediately after rolling it up. After you have removed the packing material and unrolled the mattress, you should give it about 24 to 72 hours to unfold.
You should also air the room well. This will restore the mattress to the shape it had before compression. You can also counteract the smell.

How much does a roll mattress cost?

This depends very much on the material and the other properties of the mattress. Cheap models can be found from 30 euros. For high-quality brand mattresses, models in the four-figure range can also be found. If you are not sure which mattress material is right for you, take a look at the Decision section above.
If you decide on a 7-zone cold foam mattress, you will have to expect more than a hundred euros. For simple comfort foam mattresses without a zone profile, you will find mattresses in the lower two-digit range.

Which size is right for me?

There is a well-known rule of thumb regarding the right size. Take your size and add 20 centimetres. The width depends on your needs. For a single bed 90-140cm are common, for a double bed it should be 160cm or more.
So if you are 170cm tall, you should buy at least a 190cm long mattress. The most popular mattress sizes are 90×200, 140×200, and 160×200, but mattress sizes such as 180×200, 120×200, and 140×200 are also very popular. As far as height is concerned, it is generally recommended to choose roll mattresses with a height of more than 11cm.
Roller mattresses are available in various lengths, widths and heights. Finally, the most important criterion is whether the mattress fits into your room at all. So you better check and find the right size for your needs.

What is the right degree of hardness for my body?

Which degree of hardness is perceived as pleasant by a person depends very much on their preference. Nevertheless, there is a weight category for each degree of hardness, which can be used as a guide.
Many people find hard mattresses more comfortable than soft mattresses. Hardness grades are designated by manufacturers as H1 to H4, with H1 being the softest and H4 the hardest mattresses. Some manufacturers have also introduced other hardness grades. Nevertheless, H1 to H4 are the most common categories.
In order to lie orthopaedically correctly, the spine should be optimally supported during sleep. The easiest way is to seek advice from a specialist. However, there are also rules of thumb. The following table shows which degree of hardness is optimal for which weight:

It should also be noted that if a heavier person chooses a soft mattress, it will wear out more quickly. The durability is thus reduced. What can also be somewhat irritating is that manufacturers do not have uniform degrees of hardness. It is therefore advisable to test mattresses before you make a final decision.

What are zones and how many do I need?

How many zones you really need cannot be answered in a general way. This also depends on how you sleep. In general, 5-zone and 7-zone mattresses have become established. They are suitable for most people.

The idea behind resting zones is the optimal support of the body parts. For example, the head needs more support, which is why the mattress should be a little harder in this zone.

Zones are thus a subdivision of the mattress into different sectors with different qualities of support. Roller mattresses in the lower price segment often have no zones, while more expensive products usually have 5 or 7 zones.

Do I have to pay attention to anything special in mattress care?

In the decision section above you will find different types of mattresses with different care requirements. Basically the same care tips apply to roll mattresses as to conventional mattresses. For example, mattresses should often be aired.
This prevents unpleasant odours and mould formation and is good for the hygiene of the mattress. Mattresses should also be turned and turned several times a year. This prevents the mattress from wearing out too quickly and prevents the formation of hollows, places where the elasticity is lost.
With latex mattresses, mattress care must be carried out in a slightly different way. The surface should be wiped with a wet cloth from time to time and then a special agent for latex mattresses should be applied.

Most mattresses should be turned about four times a year. This is easier for light mattresses with several turning handles.

Decision: What types of roll mattresses are available and which one is right for you?

There are basically three different types of roll mattresses. These differ in terms of the material used:

  • Foam mattresses
  • Latex mattresses
  • Spring mattresses

Depending on the type of material, roll mattresses have different properties. Depending on your height and weight, and whether you have back problems or are allergic, a different type of roll mattress is suitable for you.

So that you too can find the best roll mattress for your needs, we present the above mentioned types of mattresses and clearly show the advantages and disadvantages of each.

What properties do foam mattresses have and what are their advantages and disadvantages?

Rolling mattresses made of foam are characterized by the fact that they are cheap and light and cover many individual needs. The right foam mattress can be found for allergy sufferers as well as people with back problems.

With foam mattresses, a distinction can be made between comfort foam mattresses, cold foam mattresses and visco-foam mattresses. The three types differ both in how they are manufactured and in their properties. We will show you exactly which is the best foam mattress for you.

Comfort foam mattresses

Comfort foam mattresses are made of polyurethane (PUR). Therefore you might find them under the name PUR mattresses. In general, they are not as durable as spring mattresses, for example. Due to the soft material they deform more quickly and are therefore better suited for light sleepers.

An advantage of comfort foam mattresses is that they are inexpensive mattresses. This makes them perfect for the camper van, caravan or guest bed. They are also excellent as children’s mattresses or for young people. They are often found in hardness grade 1 or hardness grade 2, which means that sleepers weighing up to 80 kilograms are well served by such a mattress.

In principle, different zone profiles can also be found, but this is rather the case with cold foam mattresses. In contrast to other mattress types, comfort foam mattresses are very light.

The air circulation is also good, which makes it easier to air the mattress often and well. It is therefore also an optimal mattress for allergy sufferers, especially when supplemented with an allergy mattress cover.

Advantages

Low cost
Light
Easy to transport
Allergy friendly
With regular ventilation &amp
Turning deep mite infestation

Disadvantages

Shorter life cycle
Not suitable for heavier bodies
Unpleasant for heavy sweaters
Slatted frame required

Cold foam mattresses

In contrast to comfort foam mattresses, cold foam mattresses are more point elastic. This means that cold foam mattresses adapt better to the body shape, which is often perceived as more comfortable. For example, the material tends to give way in heavier areas of the body, such as the shoulders or pelvis. Lighter parts are supported, however.

The explanation lies in the manufacturing process. The polyurethane is processed differently than in comfort foam mattresses. This results in the slightly better properties of the cold foam mattress.

Thus cold foam mattresses are excellently suited as mattresses for back problems. Also for persons with a higher weight there are many good, cheap mattresses to be found in this type. Numerous zone profiles and degrees of hardness are offered.

The advantages of a comfort foam mattress remain the same. The mattresses are light, with good air circulation, and easy to turn. The cold foam mattress can also score points in terms of durability compared to the comfort foam mattress. However, the costs are somewhat higher. This type of mattress is also suitable for allergy sufferers.

Advantages

Better support than comfort foam mattress
Light
More zone options
Longer service life
Easy to ventilate, simple hygiene

Disadvantages

No permanent adaptation to body shape
Slatted frame required
More expensive than comfort foam mattresses

Comfort and cold foam mattresses can be found as roll mattresses. Because they can be manufactured in blocks and rolled up easily, foam roll mattresses are very inexpensive and light mattresses. They are also very suitable for allergy sufferers. They come in all sizes, including the popular sizes for mattresses 90 x 200 and 140 x 200.

Visco foam mattresses

Visco foam mattresses, unlike the other foam mattress types, are not mainly made of polyurethane. The main material is the so-called “Memory Foam”, freely translated into German “Erinnerungs-Faum”.

What distinguishes this special material is that it does not immediately spring back into a smooth surface under load and subsequent relief. This means that the foam adapts optimally to the lying position of the sleeper. The core of the mattress often contains a layer of cold foam made of PUR. This ensures a certain stability inside the mattress.

The mattress can either have a visco-foam layer on one side of the core only, or on both sides. One-sided coatings are suitable for restless sleepers, two-sided coatings for restless sleepers who often change their sleeping position.

Visco foam mattresses, similar to the cold foam mattress, are characterized by a high point elasticity. This is an advantage for orthopaedic problems. So if you are wondering which mattress is the right one for back problems, you are certainly well served with a Visco mattress.

Similar to the other foam mattresses, the Visco foam mattress is also a good choice as a mattress for allergy sufferers. A disadvantage is that the Visco foam mattress is rather expensive due to the material.

Advantages

Material adapts to the shape of the couch
Long service life
Excellent for allergy sufferers
Recommended for back problems

Disadvantages

Unfavourable for sweaty people
Expensive
For restless sleepers, it is essential to choose a double-sided coating

Which advantages and disadvantages do latex mattresses offer and for whom are they suitable?

Latex mattresses as roll mattresses are rather rare. However, there are more and more manufacturers who want to combine the advantages of a roll mattress with the benefits of a latex mattress. Latex mattresses are especially suitable for allergy sufferers. In addition, they adapt very well to the position of the body in the case of restless sleepers, as well as stomach and side sleepers.

Unlike foam mattresses, latex mattresses are made of latex. A distinction can be made between two types: natural latex and synthetic latex.

The difference in terms of lying comfort is that natural latex has a higher point elasticity, i.e. shape adaptation to the body of the person lying down. Natural latex mattresses are also better suited as roll mattresses. However, the material makes the mattresses rather heavy, which makes the roll-up process more difficult.

Latex mattresses are very moisture repellent and have antibacterial properties. This makes them excellent mattresses for allergy sufferers. Besides these properties, non-allergic persons appreciate the other advantages of the latex mattress.

Due to the mattress’ high adaptability to the body and the slatted frame, it is very suitable for restless sleepers. Latex mattresses are also characterized by a long life span.

Unlike other types of mattresses, latex mattresses require special care. However, if the manufacturer’s care tips are followed, nothing stands in the way of a long mattress life.

The biggest disadvantage of the latex mattress is its price. So you must be prepared to invest several hundred euros in such a mattress. Nevertheless, the life span is not much longer than that of, for example, a cold foam mattress, which is usually cheaper.

What must also be taken into account is that certain people are allergic to latex themselves. In such a case the purchase of a latex mattress is not recommended.

Advantages

Very comfortable
Material very easy to move
Long service life
Fantastically suitable for allergy sufferers
Recommended for back problems

Disadvantages

Unsuitable for frequent sweaters
Very expensive
Need for certain care

What are spring mattresses and what are their advantages and disadvantages?

As roll mattresses, spring mattresses are less common than foam mattresses. However, they offer clear advantages to people with a higher weight and people who sweat a lot. However, allergy sufferers, side sleepers and light persons are more likely to be advised against using spring mattresses.

Spring mattresses consist of metallic springs inside. These ensure the elasticity of the lying surface. There are basically three different types of innerspring mattresses: the bonnell, pocket and barrel pocket innerspring mattress. Bonnell innerspring mattresses are the simplest, pocket and barrel pocket mattresses the more elaborate variants.

The simple Bonnell spring core mattress has many steel springs in the mattress core. These are usually covered with a layer of foam. In the case of pocket spring mattresses, the individual springs are sewn into a fabric pocket.

This increases the point elasticity of the mattress. In the case of barrel pocket spring core mattresses, the springs also have a slightly different shape, which makes the mattress core more adaptable. If you want to use an adjustable slatted frame, you should choose a barrel pocket spring mattress. This is not recommended for the other types of spring core.

Advantages

Value for money
Optimal for frequent sweaters
Long service life
Higher hardness grades also available

Disadvantages

Heavy
Not suitable for allergy sufferers
Simple spring mattress not suitable for adjustable grate

Spring mattresses in general are very permeable to air, which is advantageous for people who sweat a lot. The mattress thus always stays nice and cool. In terms of hardness, innerspring mattresses are usually harder. They are often found in hardness grades 3 or 4. This also makes them the ideal mattresses for overweight people. However, hard mattresses are not particularly suitable for children.

If you are not sure whether a spring mattress or cold foam mattress is the best mattress for you, you should note that cold foam mattresses are better mattresses for back problems.

Due to the simple manufacturing process, spring core based mattresses are good and cheap. However, they are rather heavy. As mattresses for allergy sufferers, the spring mattress is not particularly suitable. Mites infest them rather quickly.

If you are allergic and still want to use a spring mattress, it is recommended to use an allergy-friendly mattress cover.

Purchase criteria: You can compare and evaluate roll mattresses based on these factors

In the following paragraphs you will find the most important criteria against which you can compare and evaluate roll mattresses. This will make it easier for you to decide whether a roller mattress is the right one for you.

The criteria are summarised below:

  • Size of the mattresses
  • Weight of the mattress
  • Mattress height
  • Hardness grade
  • Liegezonen
  • Volume weight
  • Mattress cover
  • Suitability for allergy sufferers
  • Oeko-Tex Standard

In the following you can read how these criteria can help you in your decision.

Size of the mattress

One fairly obvious purchase criterion that you need to consider is the size of the mattress. To find the optimal mattress size for you, you can look in the guide.

Basically, you can’t do much wrong here. The size itself has no significant influence on the quality of the mattress. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable when lying down. The best thing is to go to a mattress shop near you and try out different sizes.

Some people do not have great demands on the width of the mattress. Others need 1.40 meters to be able to relax properly. The same applies to double beds. These start at 140 centimetres wide, and can usually be found over two metres wide.

Weight of the mattress

An enormous advantage of roll mattresses is the form factor. This makes transport much easier. However, since you usually have to transport a roll mattress on your own, it is important to know how heavy it is. Lightweight mattresses can be found in the single-digit kilo range. Heavier mattresses can weigh over 20 kilograms.

The weight is especially important if you want to take the mattress with you in a caravan or camper. However, heavy mattresses are often of higher quality. Therefore, you should think about what you need the roll mattress for and how important the ease of transport is to you.

Mattress height

An often neglected criterion for mattresses is the height. A mattress not only has to fit in width and length, but height also plays an important role. In order for the body to be properly supported, the mattress must have a certain thickness. Otherwise, this can quickly lead to orthopaedically poor lying positions and tense muscles.

Lightweight people need a less high mattress because they do not need so much space to be upholstered. However, if the body weight is slightly higher, a mattress should have good support properties and be thicker accordingly.

Heavier persons are therefore recommended to choose a height of at least 20cm. The minimum height recommended for mattresses is 11 cm. Many people also appreciate a slightly higher bed when getting up. This makes it easier to get out of bed, which can be an important criterion especially for older people.

If you want to raise your mattress, you can also buy a mattress topper as an accessory. These can be found in various materials. The same applies here as for mattresses in terms of hardness, size and material. It should be noted that the lying characteristics of a bed change when using a mattress topper.

Hardness grade

One criterion that can always lead to confusion is the degree of hardness. To find the right degree of hardness for your body weight, you can look in the guide. The degree of firmness basically indicates how hard a mattress is.

This also depends on the manufacturing materials. Foam mattresses tend to be rather soft, spring mattresses rather hard. An incorrectly selected degree of hardness can be uncomfortable for the back. In addition, if the hardness level is too low, the life of a mattress is reduced.

Liegezonen

When buying a mattress, you should definitely take into account how many lying zones you want to find on your mattress. Depending on how you sleep, different zone profiles are optimal for you. To find out which zone profile is right for you, you can check the guide.

Once you know how many zones you need, you should also consider that certain mattresses are not symmetrical. A symmetrical mattress can be rotated and turned without affecting the supporting properties.

This means that there is no side which must necessarily be at the head or at the feet. This has the advantage that you can turn the mattress more often, which in turn helps good mattress hygiene.

When you buy an asymmetrical mattress, you should pay close attention to which end must be on top and which on the bottom. If this is done incorrectly, the comfort and durability of the mattress will suffer considerably.

Many people find mattresses with seven lying zones very comfortable. If you also want such a mattress, you must be prepared to pay a little more, as this feature is usually only found in mattresses over 100 euros.

Volume weight

The volume weight, also abbreviated as RG, is a helpful quality feature that you can look for when buying a mattress. It indicates how much material per volume has been processed in the mattress. This has a strong influence on the life of your mattress.

If a mattress has a high density, this is often a characteristic of a long-lasting mattress. Mattresses with a high RG have less air in the mattress core. This helps to minimize the formation of hollows. Mattresses with hollows are considered saggy and should be replaced.

However, a higher proportion of air in the mattress core, i.e. a lower density, promotes the mattress’s breathability. Nevertheless, you should rather choose a mattress with a high density. Because the shape is better preserved. Also, no hollows are formed and the mattress has a longer life.

A very good volume weight is over 40 kilograms per cubic metre. Since children do not weigh as much as adults, a lower volume weight is fine for children’s mattresses. However, a RG of less than 30 tends not to be recommended.

The amount of the RG is quickly reflected in the price. For mattresses with a high RG you must be prepared to pay more. But the mattresses have better properties and are more durable. With a low RG you will find many mattresses in the double-digit Euro range. But you may have to replace them more quickly.

Mattress cover

Almost every mattress comes with a mattress cover. The most important distinguishing feature is the material. There you can differentiate between cotton covers, mixed fabric covers and polyester covers.

Cotton covers are particularly suitable for allergy sufferers. This is because cotton mattress covers can be washed at high temperatures. While the other types may be washed at a maximum of 60 degrees Celsius, most cotton covers can be washed at up to 95 degrees Celsius.

Mattress covers made of mixed fabric usually have comfort-related advantages. Often combinations of polyester and cotton, or models with viscose and elastane content can be found. These mattress covers are very soft and warm, which makes them ideal for people who tend to sleep cold.

Unlike pure cotton covers, mixed covers can usually only be washed at 60 degrees Celsius. However, this is enough to remove mites and their excrement, as well as most stains, from the material.

Polyester mattress covers are very easy to maintain. They also often have dirt-repellent properties. They too can usually be washed at 60 degrees Celsius, which makes them suitable mattress covers for allergy sufferers.

Other materials and properties can also be found. For example, specially combined fibres, which are also allergy-friendly. There are also special mattress covers for incontinence which are water-repellent.

When buying a mattress, you should also consider how easy it is to remove the cover from the mattress. A good positioning of the zipper is therefore advantageous. Models with elastane make the process of covering the mattress even more pleasant.

Suitability for allergy sufferers

Many manufacturers today take the needs of allergy sufferers into account. This is reflected, for example, in the properties of the mattress covers. For example, most mattresses are equipped with a mattress cover that is easily removable and washable at high temperatures.

In addition, there are mattress materials that are more suitable for allergy sufferers, such as latex mattresses. If you are interested in the different types of mattresses and their properties, you can look in the decision section to see which mattress is right for you.

When buying a mattress, you should also check whether the manufacturer specifically draws attention to allergy-friendly properties. This can be in the form of labels, for example.

Oeko-Tex Standard

Wherever you see the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 label, you can be sure that no legally prohibited or otherwise harmful substances have been used in the mattress covers.

The references to carcinogenic dyes, formaldehyde, heavy metals, but also pesticides and colour fastness are examined. There are strict controls to check whether or not fixed limit values have been exceeded. The certificate only refers to the mattress covers. But there it applies to all parts, including zippers and yarns.

Trivia: Worth knowing facts about roll mattresses

How are mattresses actually rolled?

To roll a roll mattress it needs an enormous pressure. Normally, roll mattresses are compressed and rolled up under four to 20 tons of weight pressure. Exactly how much pressure must be exerted depends on the material. In the following video you can watch this process:

Can roller mattresses actually be rolled up again?

Due to the high pressure, it is impossible to roll up roll mattresses again. As explained in the previous section, you would have to be able to apply more than four tons of pressure to the mattress to compress it. If you are looking for a mattress that you can reduce in size after use, you should read about folding mattresses.

What are mites and what do I need to know about them?

When mites are mentioned in the context of mattresses, this refers to the house dust mite. House dust mites are about 0.3 mm in size and are not visible to the naked eye. These small animals love damp, warm environments and therefore also your mattress.

On the diet of the house dust mite, skin flakes are particularly popular. Basically it is almost impossible not to come into contact with mites. Most people even carry some on them. One teaspoonful of dust from your bedroom contains about 1,000 mites.

Allergy sufferers are not allergic to the mites themselves, but to their faeces. The same teaspoonful would contain about 250,000 pieces of excrement. It is therefore very important for allergy sufferers to expose themselves to as little mite excrement as possible. There are special mattress covers for this purpose.

In such cases, foam or latex mattresses are also significantly better suited than spring mattresses. For more information, and to find out if you are allergic, you can contact your local allergy centre.

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