Casper vs. Purple
Mattress Comparison

Price: $995
MA Score: 9.1/10
Price: $999
MA Score: 8.4/10

Casper vs. Purple Mattress Review

Our expert team has conducted reviews on select mattress brands and made it easy for you to compare mattress ratings, price, features, and highlights to help you choose the best mattress for your needs and budget.

Here we take a look at two industry-leading mattresses: Casper and Purple. See how the Casper and Purple mattresses compare and then take a look at frequently asked questions about these mattresses below. 

Summary

  • Type:
  • Firmness:
  • Trial Period:
  • Warranty:
  • Summary:
  • Memory foam
  • Medium firm: 6/10
  • 100 days
  • 10-year limited warranty
  • Universal firmness mattress for the average sleeper
  • Hybrid: hyper-elastic polymer and foam
  • Medium firm-firm: 6.5/10
  • 100 days
  • 10-year limited warranty
  • Proven pressure relief for people with back pain; good for back and side sleepers

Highlights

  • Casper is one of the early market leaders in the foam mattress space and offers a good universal mattress for the average sleeper.
  • Casper has crafted a memory foam mattress that is breathable and promotes airflow, so you won’t get that hot, sinking feeling that you would with traditional memory foams.
  • The Casper team is continually refining its design based on customer feedback and sleep tests; so buying a Casper today doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the same one from a couple years ago. Casper’s latest innovation – Zoned Support – is a new foam system that contours high-pressure areas like your hips, shoulders, and core to provide relief and support where it’s needed most.
  • The Purple is a mattress with a big personality, but it does have a lot to boast about: it sleeps cool, is great for spinal alignment and does a good job with reducing any movement you’ll feel from other people (or animals).
  • Customers who own the Purple have claimed it’s helped them relieve back and neck pains.
  • The Purple is topped with a unique pressure-releasing material that is especially great for back and side sleepers – when you lie on your back, it will help your spine maintain its natural curve and when you lie on your side, it will help keep your spine straight.

Specs/Sizes

  • Thickness:
  • Sizes Available:
  • 10"
  • Twin: $595
    Twin XL: $645
    Full: $895
    Queen: $995
    King: $1195
    Cal King: $1195
  • 9.5"
  • Twin XL: $699
    Queen: $999
    King: $1299
    Cal King: $1299

Layers inside the mattress

Casper is made up of four foam blend layers to offer breathability, pressure relief, and a springy yet contouring surface.

  1. 1.5” Open-Cell Foam
  2. 1.5” Responsive Memory Foam
  3. 1.5” Zoned SupportTM layer
  4. 5.0” Durable Support Foam
Casper mattress review: Layers inside the Casper Mattress
Inside Casper Mattress

Check out Casper’s video to learn more about what’s inside.

Video showing how the Casper mattress is made

The Purple mattress is made with a layer of hyper-elastic polymer (designed to provide great pressure relief) on top of two layers of high-density polyurethane foam (designed for durability, support and motion isolation). Here’s a look at the layers, described from top to bottom:

  • Responsive Knit Cover: Soft and stretchy cover that helps maximize the flexing properties of the Smart Comfort Grid™. The breathable design also promotes airflow to help you sleep cool.
  • Smart Comfort Grid™: Designed to cushion your shoulders and hips (pressure points), and support your body’s natural shape.
  • Plush Comfort Foam: Soft, high-density polyurethane foam designed to enhance the responsiveness and feel of the Smart Comfort Grid™.
  • Support Foam: Medium-firm, high-density polyurethane foam provides structural support to the mattress.
Inside the Purple mattress
Inside the Purple mattress

Mattress Advisor score breakdown

Shipping 10
Trial Period 9
Return Policy 10
Warranty 9
Set-up Test 8
Motion Transfer Test 8
Edge Support Test 9.5
Pressure Relief Test 8.5
Spinal Alignment Test 9.5
Responsiveness Test 10
Cooling Evaluation 7
Durability Evaluation 8
Customer Service Score 9
Social Impact Score 9
Total Score 9.1/10
Shipping 7
Trial Period 9
Return Policy 10
Warranty 9
Set-up Test 6
Motion Transfer Test 7.5
Edge Support Test 8.5
Pressure Relief Test 8.5
Spinal Alignment Test 9.5
Responsiveness Test 7
Cooling Evaluation 8
Durability Evaluation 9
Customer Service Score 9
Social Impact Score 4
Total Score 8.4/10