CASPER VS PURPLE MATTRESS
Please see below:
- I. Casper vs Purple Mattress: Positives & Negatives
- II. Casper vs Purple Mattress: Background Information
- III. Casper vs Purple Mattress: 20 Major Categories
- IV. Casper vs Purple Mattress: Crowning the Winner
I. Casper vs Purple Mattress: Positives & Negatives
CASPER (buy a Casper)
- Zoned Support
- Casper Labs (R&D)
- Special Blend of Four Foams
- Open-Cell Foams
- Custom Designed, Hand Sewn Cover
- Excellent for Side Sleepers
- Well Known Company
- Best in the Business Marketing
- One Firmness Option (but also have Wave & Essential)
- Questionable Edge Support
PURPLE (buy a Purple)
- Hyper-Elastic Polymer Grid Comfort Layer
- Great Combination of Foam
- Sleeps Cool
- Very Little Off-Gassing
- Well Known Company
- Thinner Mattress (9.5″)
- 1 Firmness Option (but New Purple has 3)
- Unknown If Socially Good
II. Casper vs Purple Mattress: Background Information
|Casper (Casper Website)||Purple (Purple Website)|
|Thickness / Type:||10″ – Memory & Zoned Support Foam||9.5″ – Foam (Smart Comfort Grid)|
|ANS Comfort Rating:||95.21%||93.10%|
|Price of Queen on 12/24/18:||$945 on Casper Website after using $50 Coupon (Save $50 with code AWESOME50 on the Casper or Wave) Website||$899 with $100 Coupon (Up to $100 off + Free Product with Mattress Purchase) (Website)|
|Shipping:||Included in Price||Included in Price for both US and Canada|
|Financing Available:||Affirm – 0%+ APR Financing||Affirm – 0%+ APR Financing|
|Headquarters:||USA – NY, NY||USA – Alpine, Utah|
|Manufactured:||Casper mattresses are designed and made in the United States with components coming from several states, and some from abroad.||USA|
|Where Deliver:||The Casper mattress, sheets, pillows, and dog mattress are available in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The Casper Wave, foundation, mattress protector, metal bed frame, and adjustable bed frame are available throughout the United States and Canada.||US and Canada|
|In Business Since:||2014||2016|
|Number of Models:||3 total – Casper compared here, but also the Essential and the Wave||2 total – Purple Mattress compared here, but also the New Purple Mattress|
|Cover:||Thick, hand-sewn, custom designed, stretchy, breathable, high quality polyester/polypropylene blend cover that is specifically designed to sleep cool . Cover can be removed with its zipper and spot washed.||Purple durable, stretchy, breathable, super soft polyester spandex mix|
|Weight of Queen Mattress:||71 pounds||110 pounds|
|Foundation:||Any firm, flat, supportive base such as a platform bed or sturdy wooden slats (3-4 inches apart). For optimal support Casper suggests using the Casper foundation.||An adjustable or power base is the best option. If not, any sturdy, even foundation is next best.|
|Assembly:||No assembly – easy to unbox and decompresses||No assembly – easy to unbox and decompresses|
|Thickness / Layers:||0.5″ Thick, hand-sewn, custom designed, stretchy, breathable, high quality polyester/polypropylene blend cover||Purple durable, stretchy, breathable, super soft polyester spandex mix|
|1.5″ Open-Cell Foam (like latex) – Breathable comfort foam (which provides support, cooling, and bounce)||2” Hyper-Elastic Polymer Smart Comfort Grid™|
|1.5″ Responsive Memory Foam (4lb/ft) – High density memory foam (which provides support and comfort)||3.5” (1.8lbs) of polyurethane transition foam|
|1.5″ Zoned Support (2.5lb) – Transition foam (which has Zoned Support™ for alignment and comfort)||4” (2 lbs) of foundation support poly foam|
|5″ Durable Support Foam (1.8lb/ft) – Base foam (which props up your body so you don’t sink into the bed completely)|
|Firmness:||Medium firm – 5 to 6 based on a scale of 1 to 10||Medium firm – 6 to 7 based on a scale of 1 to 10|
|Warranty:||10 year non-prorated, 1″ indentation||10 year non-prorated, 1″ indentation|
|Return Policy / Trial Period:||100 day, no-fee, no-risk, full-money-back trial||100 day, no-fee, no-risk, full-money-back trial|
III. Casper vs Purple Mattress: 20 Major Categories
(advantage highlighted in yellow)
|1||Good Value?||Awesome value! Casper has a tremendous combination of foams that give the sleeper a perfect balance of comfort and support, all at a very affordable price. Starting from the top, Casper’s Breathable Open-Cell Foam layer provides luxurious comfort and a pressure relieving soft feel while still giving the sleeper great support, cooling, and bounce. Next is Casper’s High Density Memory Foam Layer. It offers a more firm feel to give the sleeper ideal support and a nice, gentle hug. Below the memory foam is Casper’s newly developed Zoned Transition Foam Layer. This innovative foam layer contours perfectly to each part of the body offering amazing comfort, great support, and proper alignment of the spine. It is firm where the body needs it firm (hips) and soft where the body needs it soft (shoulders). Lastly, the Durable Support Foam layer provides the foundation so that the body doesn’t sink too far into the bed. In combination, these thoughtfully made foam layers are changing the industry. Consumers see that the Casper Mattress offers a fantastic sleep experience at a great value and are forgoing the traditional, expensive brick and mortar stores.||Unique, comfortable mattress that is good at providing pain relief and a cool sleep at a reasonable price. Innovative hyper-elastic polymer Smart Comfort Grid technology. Great combination of support, comfort, bounce, pressure relief, and incredible cooling. Even so, it is recommended that buyers purchase stretchy sheets that cost over $100 more. Weighs more, but is thinner and shorter than competitive mattresses.|
|2||Comfortable?||Amazingly comfortable. A sleeper literally feels weightless on a Casper mattress. The fantastic combination of Casper’s soft, breathable cover and its top three layers of pressure-relieving premium foams give a sleeper an Awesome Night Sleep. The high quality polyester/polypropylene blend cover is not only soft-to-the-touch, but was specifically designed to keep the mattress breathable and cool. The top layer of Breathable Open-Cell Foam adds to the relaxing feel by providing additional luxurious softness and great pressure relief. To balance out this softness, the next layer of responsive memory foam gives some firmness to the overall feel. It also provides great support and gently hugs the body’s curves. Finally, the transition layer of Zoned Support™ foam beautifully contours specifically to each area of the body for additional pressure relief and tranquility. Together the cover and all premium foam layers give the mattress a not too soft, but not too firm feel. It is more of a medium, “just right” feel.||Unique, very comfortable “floating sensation” feel that offers amazing pressure relief. Great combination of Hyper-Elastic Polymer Smart Comfort Grid, polyurethane transition foam, and foundation support poly foam. Conforms well to the body’s curves for most people. Purple hyper-elastic polymer grid comfort layer provides relief for many, but a grid like feel for others.|
|3||Supportive?||Fantastic support. In addition to the great comfortable feel, the Casper mattress also provides terrific support. While the top two layers of Open-Cell Foam and Responsive Memory Foam do give a good amount of support at the top of the mattress, the Zoned Transition Foam layer and Durable Support layer at the bottom are responsible for a bulk of the support. First, the newly designed transition layer features Zoned Support™ foam that is fantastic for proper spinal alignment and conformability. This premium foam layer gives extra support to areas of the body that need extra support, like the hip and back. In contrast, the Zoned Support layer provides less support to areas of the body that don’t need it. Second, the Durable Support layer is the foundation of the mattress and holds up the rest of the bed. It is made of heavy-duty poly foam, gives the mattress its structure, and props up the body so it does not sink too far into the bed.||Remarkable support. Polymer grid structure helps with distributing weight evenly to relieve pressure, while still providing great support for the body. Comfort grid conforms to pressure points while providing support where the body needs it. Better than many other competitors mattresses for pain relief.|
|4||Durable / Quality Built?||The Casper Mattress is both built with innovative quality and very durable. As evidence, Casper has top-notch engineering, performs in-depth testing, uses premium foams, and has brilliantly designed products. First, Casper has over 40 researchers, scientists, and engineers with more than 50 patents, obsessed with designing the perfect mattress. They work at Casper Labs in San Francisco, a 5,000 square foot facility consisting of research space, analytical equipment, design rooms, testing areas, prototype places, and even mock bedrooms. In these labs they scour through millions of points of data, and based on customer feedback, continuously try to make improvements to their products. Second, Casper does very in-depth testing. They run thermal imaging tests and sweat tests to ensure their mattresses sleep cool. Further they run thorough stress tests where they run heavy rollers across the mattress and dump heavy loads to simulate over a decade of use. Third, Casper employs fine quality, premium foams. They do not use fillers like some of the competition. Sleepers can count on the foams in the Casper mattress feeling like new for the entire length of the 10 year warranty. Last, Casper has incredibly designed products. For instance, the custom designed cover is a high quality polyester/polypropylene blend that is hand-sewn, stretchy, and specifically designed to sleep cool. Moreover, Casper now features Zoned Support™. In Casper’s own words, Zoned Support is an innovative foam framework that contours specifically to each area of the body for incredible comfort, ideal anatomical support, and focused spinal alignment. Casper stands by its quality and durability with its 10-year warranty. If the mattress does not stand up for a full decade, Casper will repair or replace it.||High quality, uniquely durable combination of foam and lightweight hyper-elastic polymer. Not only comfortable, but attractive. Estimated that will last over 10 years.|
|5||Sleep Cool?||Very cool! The Casper mattress has two main fantastic features that keep a sleeper from overheating. The first is the hand-sewn, high quality polyester/polypropylene blend cover. It is stretchy, breathable, and specifically designed to keep the sleeper cool. The second awesome cooling feature is the breathable open-cell foam in the comfort layer. This open-cell foam has tiny pores that promote great airflow and dissipate heat. This foam offsets the traditionally warm memory foam directly beneath it.||Purple mattress ranks highest in breathability and keeping individuals from sleeping hot. Purple hyper-elastic polymer ‘Smart Grid’ technology provides air flow channels that keep the sleeper temperature-neutral – neither hot nor cold. Instead of sleeping right on the foam, the grid formation elevates the body above the foam so air can flow freely below. Additionally Purple’s original stretch cover is not only soft and stretchable, but it is breathable to promote cooling airflow.|
|6||Warranty?||The Casper mattress has a 10 year full-replacement, limited warranty that is honored by the Company. They will either repair or replace any defect including any issue causing the mattress an indent greater than one inch.||10-year non-prorated warranty. Similar to competitors.|
|7||Return Policy?||The return policy on the Casper mattress is 100 day, no-fee, no-risk, full-money-back. If returning the mattress, no preparation is necessary.||100 day, no-fee, no-risk, full-money-back trial. If returning mattress, no preparation is necessary.|
|8||Customer Service?||Exceptional customer service. Casper emphasizes customer service on their website and it has paid off. Customers do feel like they are treated well. Casper’s customer service team, or snooze specialists, are available seven days a week to make sure all questions are answered and each sleeper has an Awesome Night Sleep.||Above average customer service though live chat is not available on their website.|
|9||Good Reputation?||Casper has a fabulous reputation for being innovative. They have received this reputation due to their over 40 R&D professionals, 50 patents, state-of-the-art laboratory facility, in-depth testing, continuous improvement, premium foams, custom designed cover, and new Zoned Support™ foam layer. They also have a great reputation for giving back. Casper pays employees up to three days yearly to volunteer. The Company also has donated pillows, mattresses, and money for local and national relief efforts. Additionally, Casper is known for having a world renowned mattress. In addition to having tremendous products, the Company does incredibly well at marketing. So well, that due to their awesome products and unbelievable marketing machine, they are America’s #1 Rated Mattress Brand. Pretty remarkable for a company that just started in 2014. Casper has a BBB rating of “A+.”||Manufactured in the USA. Began in 2016, but fast making its presence known. High ownership satisfaction. The company discloses mattress specifications. BBB rating of “A.”|
|10||Socially Good?||Casper is socially good because they give back to the community, are environmentally friendly, and have safe products. First, Casper pays employees up to three days yearly to volunteer. The Company also has donated pillows, mattresses, and money for local and national relief efforts. Next, all of Casper’s foams are CertiPUR-US Certified. They are free of harmful, ozone-depleting chemicals and emissions. Thus there is never any off-gassing of toxins. Lastly, Casper is safety conscious. Rather than using flame retardant chemicals, the Casper mattress has a proprietary woven silica sock under the cover that will smother flames. Moreover, Casper takes being socially good very seriously. In fact, two year ago they introduced key performance indicators (KPI) that focus on social and environmental focused performance.||CertiPUR-US certified. Firegard® Knit Barrier fire retardant. Uses polyurethane foam which is said to be more healthy than latex or memory foam.|
|11||Motion Transfer / No Sinkage?||The Casper mattress has done well in striking a good balance between motion isolation and ample bounce. While there is some bounce to this mattress, there is very little motion transfer. Consequently, when one person moves on the bed, the other is not disturbed most of the time. Concerning sinkage, sleepers will not get stuck in this bed. The base support foam ensures that sleepers will not sink too far. With a Casper mattress, sleepers are on top of the mattress and not in it.||Even though the Purple mattress provides excellent pressure relief, its superior composition also provides little sinkage compared to many foam mattresses. It springs back quickly like a latex mattress. Because the mattress is thinner than average, some people may have difficulty getting on and off the mattress. Although not as isolating as many memory foam mattresses, sleepers movements on the mattress largely will not disturb the other person.|
|12||Edge Support?||Like many other foam mattresses, the Casper mattress does not have great edge support. With this mattress, there are no special features to improve edge support, like additional foam padding.||There is a lack of edge support. Similar to other foam mattresses, there may not be support on the far edges for sleeping or sitting. More common for larger people and couples.|
|13||Bouncy?||Solid amount of bounce, yet the right amount of sink. The Casper mattress is more bouncy than pure memory foam mattresses, but less springy than pure latex or innerspring mattresses. The comfort foam that is constructed with a latex-like material, is responsible for the bounce.||Hyper-elastic polymer material provides an incredibly responsive feel and bounce. Not as springy as a spring mattress, but more bouncy than a memory foam.|
|14||Noisy?||As is common with most foam mattresses, the Casper mattress makes no noise.||As is common with most foam mattresses, no noise.|
|15||Off-Gassing?||Any unpleasant initial odor is uncommon and minimal. Because Casper uses a more expensive, water-based adhesive, any smell is not toxic. It is just the smell of a new product, like the interior of a new car. Any odor will dissipate in a few hours and be unnoticeable in a week.||No Putrid initial odor for almost all Purple mattress purchasers.|
|16||Easy to Handle / Break In / Maintain?||After unboxing the Casper mattress, it will expand quickly and can be slept on right away. Adjusting to the mattress and unlearning bad habits may take your body a few days. Casper asks that you sleep on it 30 days before calling to return it. They also recommend rotating it head to foot every three to six months for even wear. The mattress should never be flipped as the comfort layer should remain on top. Because the mattress only weights 71 pounds, one large person can probably handle it without a problem. Even so, two people moving it is easier. The cover zips off and can be easily spot cleaned.||Heavier than average. Hyper-elastic polymer material prevents some of the sagging of typical foam based beds. No side handles make it difficult to move. Easy to unbox and start using. About average time to break-in – 2 weeks. No flipping, but because heavier, it may take more than one person to rotate 2-3 times a year. The mattress cover should only be spot cleaned.|
|17||Good for Backs?||The Casper Mattress is good for backs. The Company’s new Zoned Support layer gives the back extra support to stay aligned. In fact, the Zoned Support foam contours to the back, providing it extra firmness for better support. This is especially great for back sleepers. They are getting the support and firmness they treasure. Back sleepers will also like the Casper mattress because it distributes weight evenly, there is little sinkage, and it has excellent spinal alignment.||One of the best mattresses for spine support and back pain relief. Unique Smart Grid design dissipates pressure for all sleepers. Amazing support and very comfortable for back sleepers.|
|18||Good for Side Sleep?||Usually a mattress that is medium to firm might be a little too firm for a side sleeper. This is not the case with the Casper mattress. The Casper mattress has their new Zoned Support feature, that makes it fantastic for side sleepers. Zoned Support™ treats the shoulders differently than the hips. The mattress is firmer under the hips, while softer under the shoulders. This gives a side sleeper awesome pressure relief, deeper comfort, and better spinal alignment.||Unique Smart Grid design dissipates pressure for all sleepers. Even so, it is reported too firm for some light weight people and side sleepers.|
|19||Good for Stomach Sleep?||Even though stomach sleepers traditionally might prefer a firmer mattress, they will like the Casper mattress. Because Casper’s new Zoned Support feature contours specifically to where a stomach sleeper needs it, the shoulders, this sleeper will experience spectacular comfort. In addition to the Zoned Support, the stomach sleeper will also enjoy Casper mattress’s great combination of foam layers for both comfort and support.||Mattress might be too soft for stomach sleepers. If firmness is not an issue, stomach sleepers will like the relief for pressure points and little sinkage.|
|20||Good for Larger Sleepers?||Larger people might be hesitant to purchase the Casper mattress. It is thinner (10″ compared to 11″ or 12″), weighs less (71 pounds compared to 80 to 100 pounds), and is less firm (medium firm compared to very firm) than they usually like it. Even so, they will like the Casper mattress because of its new Zoned Support feature. The Zoned Support feature gives larger sleepers pressure relief in areas where they need it most. There is no weight limit on a Casper mattress. It is designed to support all shapes and sizes.||Larger sleepers will like this heavier than average mattress, but may not like that it is thinner than the competition (9.5″ vs. 10″ or 11″) and that it may not be firm enough (6.5 out of 10 compared to the preferred 7 to 8 out of 10).|
IV. Casper vs Purple Mattress: Crowning the Winner
*** 20 Major Category Winner: Casper 14, Purple 6 ***
*** Weighted Average Winner: Casper 94.89%, Purple 94.31% ***
*** Overall Winner: Casper ***
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