CASPER MATTRESS REVIEW
OVERALL RATING = 94.89%
Casper Mattress Review: Ranked in the top 3 for side sleepers. (Click here to see all the ANS Best Mattress Award Winners)
Unbelievable! The Casper Mattress was already one of the top mattresses in the industry, and now it is even better. They have added their proprietary Zoned Support to an already awesome mattress creating targeted pressure relief and an even better balance of foams. The result – early indications show that customers love it.
Casper has amazing products and incredible marketing. That is the combination that is making Casper one of the giants in the mattress industry. As mentioned above, the Casper Mattress has a great blend of foams. Starting from the top, the comfort layer is made of breathable, open-cell foam that provides support, cooling, and bounce. Next, the layer just below is made of responsive memory foam which provides more support and comfort.
Then comes the Zoned Support layer. In addition to providing targeted pressure relief, this layer offers conformability and proper spinal alignment. Finally, the base layer is made of durable support foam which provides a rock solid foundation. To top it all off, the cover is also fantastic. It is a custom designed polyester/polypropylene blend that is hand sewn, stretchy, and specifically designed to sleep cool .
Casper has been able to gain fast brand awareness through its best in the industry marketing. In fact, Casper is fast becoming the best known mattress company in the world, both on and off the internet.
In addition to its fantastic mattress, great marketing, and being well known, Casper has other huge positives. Most noteworthy, the Casper Mattress has incredible research and development (Casper Labs) and is rated high for side sleepers. Casper’s research and development area consists of 40 people, 50 patents, 5,000 square feet, and over a million data points of feedback. The Zoned Support again is one of the main reasons side sleepers like the Casper Mattress. It provides a firmer feeling for the hips and softer one for the shoulders.
The Casper also does well in the essential areas of comfort, support, and sleeping cool. Additionally, the mattress is rated highly in the company areas of customer service, reputation, and being socially good. Finally, the mattress is great for making no noise, being easy to maintain, and striking favor with all types of sleepers – back, side, and stomach. Please see below a summary of all positives and negatives, a company created snippet and snapshot, general information, and finally ratings using the 20 major considerations.
Casper Mattress Review
- 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
Casper Mattress Review
#1 RATED MATTRESS BRAND – Adored. Trusted. Acclaimed. Yes, we’re talking about a mattress.
What makes the Casper different?
(1) Durability – Zip-off cover is easy to clean
(2) Breathability – Open-cell layer sleeps cool
(3) Pressure Relief –Memory foam adds comfort
(4) Zoned Support™ – Firmer under hips, softer under shoulders
(5) Support – Base layer adds durability
I. Casper was created to re-imagine sleep from the ground up, beginning with its obsessively engineered, outrageously comfortable mattress.
II. All of Casper’s sleep products — including its pillow, bedding, and bed frames — are developed in-house by the company’s award-winning R&D team in San Francisco.
III. Casper was recently named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in the World and its eponymous mattress was crowned one of TIME Magazine’s Best Inventions.
|Thickness / Type:||10″ – Memory & Zoned Support Foam|
|ANS Comfort Rating:||95.21%|
|Price of Queen:||$895 with 10% off (1 – use code PRES for 10% off any order with a mattress or 2 – use code AWESOME for $150 off any Wave Mattress or $75 off any Casper Mattress) Website|
|Shipping:||Included in Price
|Coupon / Discount:||10% off (1 – use code PRES for 10% off any order with a mattress or 2 – use code AWESOME for $150 off any Wave Mattress or $75 off any Casper Mattress) Website|
|Financing Available:||Affirm – 0%+ APR Financing|
|Headquarters:||USA – NY, NY|
|Manufactured:||Casper mattresses are designed and made in the United States with components coming from several states, and some from abroad.|
|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.|
|In Business Since:||2014|
|Number of Models:||3 total – Casper reviewed here, but also Essential ($500 Queen) and Wave ($1,750 Queen)|
|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.|
|Weight of Queen Mattress:||71 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.|
|Assembly:||No assembly – easy to unbox and decompresses|
|Thickness / Layers:||0.5″ Thick, hand-sewn, custom designed, stretchy, breathable, high quality polyester/polypropylene blend cover|
|1.5″ Open-Cell Foam (like latex) – Breathable comfort foam (which provides support, cooling, and bounce)|
|1.5″ Responsive Memory Foam (4lb/ft) – High density memory foam (which provides support and comfort)|
|1.5″ Zoned Support (2.5lb) – Transition foam (which has Zoned Support™ for alignment and comfort)|
|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 on a scale of 1-10|
|Warranty:||10 year non-prorated, 1″ indentation|
|Return Policy / Trial Period:||100 day, no-fee, no-risk, full-money-back trial|
|Link:||Website (1 – use code PRES for 10% off any order with a mattress or 2 – use code AWESOME for $150 off any Wave Mattress or $75 off any Casper Mattress)|
|Top 20 Considerations||Rating||Detail|
|1||Good Value?||94.21%||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.|
|2||Comfortable?||95.21%||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.|
|3||Supportive?||95.11%||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.|
|4||Durable / Quality Built?||94.90%||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.|
|5||Sleep Cool?||94.97%||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.|
|6||Warranty?||94.50%||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.|
|7||Return Policy?||95.85%||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.|
|8||Customer Service?||96.11%||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.|
|9||Good Reputation?||95.43%||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+.”|
|10||Socially Good?||96.31%||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.|
|11||Motion Transfer / No Sinkage?||94.89%||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.|
|12||Edge Support?||91.27%||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.|
|13||Bouncy?||93.87%||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.|
|14||Noisy?||96.62%||As is common with most foam mattresses, the Casper mattress makes no noise.|
|15||Off-Gassing?||94.93%||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.|
|16||Easy to Handle / Break In / Maintain?||95.97%||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.|
|17||Good for Backs?||95.33%||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.|
|18||Good for Side Sleep?||96.27%||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.|
|19||Good for Stomach Sleep?||95.08%||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.|
|20||Good for Larger Sleepers?||93.19%||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.|
Overall Rating = 94.89%
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