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Here we take a look at two industry-leading mattresses: Casper and Purple. See how the Casper and original Purple mattresses compare and then take a look at frequently asked questions about these mattresses below.
Universal firmness mattress for the average sleeper
Medium firm: 6/10
10-year limited warranty
Proven pressure relief for people with back pain; good for back and side sleepers
Medium firm-firm: 6.5/10
Hybrid: hyper-elastic polymer and foam
10-year limited warranty
Aside from a slight difference and thickness, the Casper and Purple mattress are the same size. Unless, that is, you are interested in a full mattress, in which case the casper is 1″ x 1″ smaller.
|Twin Size||38″ x 75″||38″ x 75″|
|Twin XL||38″ x 80″||38″ x 80″|
|Full Size||53″ x 75″||54″ x 76″|
|Queen Size||60″ x 80″||60″ x 80″|
|King Size||76″ x 80″||76″ x 80″|
|Cal King Size||72″ x 84″||72″ x 84″|
Learn more about mattress sizes.
Casper and Purple’s prices are pretty similar, though Casper gets slightly more affordable as the mattress size goes up. Click on the check price button below to see what kinds of deals Casper and Purple might be offering.
Casper is made of three layers of memory foam to provide a breathable, responsive mattress that contours to your body yet still feels springy, so you never sink too far into the bed.
The bottom layer is constructed of high-density foam that provides the structure needed to keep you from sinking into the top two layers. The second layer has 3 zones of memory foam, so the mattress can be at once firm under your hips and lower back and soft under your shoulders. Lastly, the top layer uses an open-cell memory foam to keep too much heat from getting trapped in the mattress.
Purple is a hybrid mattress using a combination of a hyper-polymer grid and layers of foam. The pressure-releasing combination of foam and hyper-polymer results in a durable mattress that provides outstanding spinal alignment.
Like the Casper, the bottom layer of the Purple is a dense foam that effectively supports the softer layers above it. The next layer is a plush, but still dense foam that benefits combination sleepers by responding to the body’s movements throughout the night. On top of that, the Purple grid gives the mattress its contouring abilities and impressive pressure relief. On top of it all is the soft cover that promotes airflow and helps keep things cool through the night.
Let’s see how these mattresses stacked up in our multiple lab tests.
|Motion Transfer Test||8||7.5|
|Edge Support Test||9.5||8.5|
|Pressure Relief Test||8.5||8.5|
|Spinal Alignment Test||9.5||9.5|
|Customer Service Score||9||9|
|Social Impact Score||9||4|
It’s no surprise that Purple beat out Casper in this category. Memory foam mattresses tend to be the worst mattresses for air flow since their dense layers trap heat more than, say, a hybrid mattress. The open cell structure of the Purple’s alternating foam layers, combined with the SoftFlex Cover, whip up the airflow that is necessary to keep sleepers from overheating.
When it comes to responsiveness, the Casper absolutely ran away with it, scoring a perfect 10 out of 10. The high quality memory foam of the Casper adjusts wonderfully to your body as your position shifts throughout the night, making it far and away one of the best mattresses we’ve ever reviewed for combination sleepers.
The Purple scored a 7 on the responsiveness test – about average as far as this category goes. If you’re someone who likes to feel snug even as you toss and turn, the Casper definitely might be the right choice for you.
The same contouring memory foam that scored the Casper a 10 on responsiveness also helped to nab it an impressive 9.5 on spinal alignment, making it a solid choice for those who suffer from back pain.
Not to be out done, the Purple also came in at a 9.5 in the spinal alignment category. The pressure-releasing nature of the comfort grid helps to maintain the natural curve of your spine, even if you sleep on your side.
So who comes out on top when you compare Casper vs. Purple? There’s not an exactly clear victor since everyone’s sleeping preferences and needs differ – what works best for some may be a nightmare for others.
But that’s not very helpful for closing your shopping journey. So we can tell you what we know to be true based on the facts.
The Casper and Purple are both great mattresses, but generally the Casper outperforms the Purple when it comes down to motion isolation, edge support, and responsiveness. Purple compares by offering pretty exceptional pressure relief and spine alignment – but Casper’s performance in these categories is also on-par.
The main difference that may help you decide between the two lies in their materials. The Casper is an all-foam mattress whereas the Purple is a hybrid mix of hyper-elastic polymer and foam. Looking for an all-foam, cozy feel to hug your body? The Casper is best for you. Looking for a supportive mattress to help alleviate those morning aches and pains? Go for the Purple.
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