[REVIEW] We Review The Takeaway Ori, A Mattress Made For Couples
[This is a paid review with Takeaway Bedding.]
In a 2019 study by Saatva, 1 in 3 respondents said they had argued with their partners about the firmness of the mattress. Of this batch, 12% preferred to have a firm mattress, while 30% of them preferred a soft mattress.
Lucky for me, I can choose my own firmness because I don’t have a partner to chat with (haha).
That said, if you’re in a relationship, mattress firmness should be a topic of conversation as we spend around 33 years of our lives in bed.
But choosing a mattress is no easy task. There are many factors to consider, especially when you are not buying just for yourself. Most people have a particular preference for the size, width, height and firmness of the mattress.
We recently received a king-size mattress called Takeaway Ori from Takeaway Bedding, a local mattress company. And it’s a mattress made for couples, with one side built to be hard and a soft side.
Note: You can order your mattress online and have it prepared and delivered to you within 10 working days.
Takeaway Bedding also has two other mattresses with Takeaway Ace (a firm mattress) and Takeaway Mix (a hybrid mattress that you can turn over for different types of firmness).
But… How can a single man test a couple’s mattress?
The answer to this is quite simple. All I had to do is just Roleplay myself as a couple.
I wasn’t even sure which type of firmness I preferred, so this test helped me find out.
When the mattress arrived it was carefully vacuum packed in a box. Although it is not advisable to handle it alone due to its weight, this was not a problem for one. strong man like me (I needed help getting him into the room).
I also had two pillows from Takeaway Bedding to try.
To unpack, all I had to do was take the mattress out of the box and it’s rolled up and ready to cut. Once the plastic was removed with the knife provided, the bed slowly expanded.
So I did what any sane person would do after unpacking a mattress: immediately lie on it.
My experience with a couple’s mattress
The first thing I felt was the coolness of the top of the mattress.
It is made up of what the take-out bedding calls the Ice yarn fabric. They said it helps regulate body temperature and keep you cool all night long.
As someone who doesn’t mind the cold, I loved this addition.
The middle layer of the mattress is what makes it unique. The blue side of the bed is softer and is rated at 4 to 4.5 on firmness ladder, while the red side of the bed is 6.5 to 7 on firmness ladder.
For a real single khaki like me, this option is beneficial. I can lie on the firmer side and navigate my phone and work from bed, then switch to the softer side whenever I want.
It’s a win-win situation for me.
When I lay like a starfish in the middle of the bed, the change in firmness is subtle. The mattress on the blue side sinks a little deeper than the red side.
The bed also comes with a transfer without movement feature – which I tried with my fake partner (My colleague). I was aware that he was jumping in his bed, but in the gif you can see that my body was not affected by his movements.
Spend a night in bed alone (but not really)
I tried the business side first, to play mobile games, get work done, and have make-believe conversations with my totally existing partner, myself.
After I got tired I decided to call it a night around 1 a.m. Because I sleep on my stomach, I collapsed and let the bed take me to dreamland.
I found myself unable to sleep soundly as the pillow was a bit too hard for my liking so it’s not the bed’s fault.
Then again, a single night is not enough for someone to test the bed, which is why Takeaway Bedding is giving you a 99 night trial with free returns if you are not satisfied. Alvin said returned mattresses are deep cleaned and given to those in need because they don’t resell the mattresses.
The verdict of spending the night with myself
Despite the firmness of the pillow (that’s another discussion for another day), I woke up decently rested, and it’s certainly a lot more comfortable than my usual single bed mattress.
That said, if you’re a couple with different firmness cravings, this mattress might help end your arguments.
I personally enjoyed the cool mattress top and liked having the choice of a firm or soft mattress to sleep on depending on my mood. Thanks to this test, I now know that I prefer to have a firmer mattress.
Note: Takeaway Bedding also has a Merdeka sale at the moment. You can get additional RM200 on any queen / king size mattress you purchase, as well as 2 free pieces of curved memory foam pillows to take away. Promotion ends August 31. Use the code: MERDEKA63 when checking out.
The price of Takeaway Ori is as follows:
|Queen (152 x 190 25cm)||RM2.388|
|King (183 x 190 x 25 cm)||RM2 888|
- For more information on bedding to go, click on here.
- If you don’t know which mattress firmness you prefer, you can give the bedding to go hotline a call, and they’ll go through the process with you.
- Check with code: MERDEKA63 for RM200 on your purchase + 2 free pillows.
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