Casper vs. Casper Wave vs. Casper Element Review

Check out Mattress Advisor's side by side comparison of the industry leader's three mattress models to determine which is best for you.

By Ashley Little

Casper is arguably the most recognized brand name of the bed in a box industry. Now, they’ve set out to take on the brick and mortar mattress landscape with the launch of the very own retail stores. Casper now has three models available for purchase online and in-store. In this review, we are going to detail the differences between their three mattresses and discuss what types of sleepers each model serves best.

Note: The Casper Wave mattress is no longer sold online. You can only find this model in Casper brick and mortar stores.

Casper Mattress Comparison Overview

Customer Rating
MA Score
Summary
Firmness
Type
Trial Period
Warranty

Casper

Customer Rating
MA Score
9.1 / 10
Summary

Universal firmness mattress for the average sleeper

Firmness

Medium firm: 6/10

Type

Memory foam

Trial Period

100 days

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Casper Wave

Customer Rating
MA Score
8.7 / 10
Summary

Higher-end Casper model with advanced pressure relief

Firmness

Medium-firm - firm: 7/10

Type

Foam combo

Trial Period

100 days

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Casper Element

Customer Rating
MA Score
8.4 / 10
Summary

Budget friendly Casper model

Firmness

Medium firm: 6/10

Type

Foam combo

Trial Period

100 days

Warranty

10-year limited warranty


The Casper Mattress

The flagship Casper mattress is an all-foam mattress comprised of four responsive foam layers. It was one of the first foam mattresses to be shipped in a box and remains an industry leader today. One of the most unique features of the Casper mattress is its Zoned Support system that cradles areas prone to high pressure, like the shoulders, while offering firmer support around the back and hips to keep your spine in alignment.

Best For:

✅ Back, stomach, and side sleepers

✅ Active sleepers – people who move around a lot

✅ People with low-back pain

✅ People looking for a quality mattress at a decent price point

Not Best For:

❌ Heavy sleepers (Wave is better—more supportive)

❌ People who prefer a traditional innerspring mattress

❌ People who sleep hot

Weight

82 lbs. for queen

Thickness

10''

Type

Memory Foam

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6 / 10


The Casper Wave

The Casper Wave is what we call the “one-step up” Casper mattress. It’s designed with five supportive foam layers that provide custom support to the areas of the body that need it most. For example, your head/neck vs. your hips require different levels of support – they’re shaped differently, carry different weight, and need varying levels of pressure relief. The Wave addresses this with 5 unique layers that work together to support body parts that require different levels of pressure relief. The Casper Wave offers a medium firm feel and is 1.5’’ thicker than the original Casper. It is also offered at a higher price point.

Best For:

✅ Heavy sleepers

✅ People looking for a more dense, durable mattress

✅ People with low-back pain

Not Best For:

❌ People on a budget

❌ Sleepers who prefer the feel of firm mattresses or innerspring beds

Weight

109 lbs. for queen

Thickness

11.5''

Type

Memory Foam

Firmness

Medium-firm: 7/10


The Casper Element

The Casper Element was launched with the aim of attracting a different type of customer—one on a budget or looking for a transition mattress. The Casper Element doesn’t come with all the bells and whistles that the Casper and Casper Wave do, but you still get a comfy bed that provides the essentials for a good night’s sleep.

Best For:

✅ People on a budget or in transition

✅ Kids and college students

✅ People shopping for a guest bedroom mattress

Not Best For:

❌ Heavier individuals

❌ People looking for a more durable mattress to invest in

❌ Couples

❌ People with low-back pain

Compare Mattress Advisor Scores

Take a closer look at how the Casper, Casper Wave and Casper Element measured up in the mattress lab.

Casper Casper Wave  Casper Element
Shipping 10 10 10
Trial Period 9 9 9
Return Policy 10 10 10
Warranty 9 9 9
Ease of Set Up 8 8 8.5
Motion Transfer 8 8 7.9
Edge Support 9.5 9 9.25
Pressure Relief 8.5 6.75 7.75
Spine Alignment 9.5 8.5 8
Responsiveness 10 8 7.5
Cooling 7 8 7
Durability 8 8.5 6.5
Customer Service 9 9 9
Social Responsibility 9 9 9
Total MA Score: 9.1 8.6 8.4

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