Casper vs Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress Comparison

Our review will help you decide between two online memory foam options, so you can make the right choice.

Casper and Tuft & Needle are two of the leading bed-in-a-box mattress companies. In this review, we’re going to compare the Casper Original mattress and the Tuft & Needle Mint mattress.

While they’re each all-foam beds, their variations in design mean that one of them will be better for you than the other. By then end, you’ll know which mattress is a good fit for you.

 Casper vs. Tuft & Needle Mint 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

Tuft & Needle Mint

Customer Rating
MA Score
9 / 10
Summary

One-step up from the original Tuft & Needle while still being a budget-friendly mattress

Firmness

Medium: 5/10

Type

Foam combo

Trial Period

100 days

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Key Similarities

  • Both beds work for every sleeping position, including side sleepers, back sleepers, stomach sleepers, and combination sleepers
  • Both offer nearly perfect spine alignment, great for sleepers with back pain. 
  • Both come with a risk-free 100-night sleep trial.

Key Differences

  • The Casper contains memory foam while the Tuft & Needle mattress does not. 
  • The T&N mattress sleeps cooler than the Casper bed.
  • The Casper is more responsive than the T&N mattress, better for combination sleepers.
  • The Casper has sturdier edges. 

 Casper Mattress Review Highlights

  • Casper’s Zoned Support memory foam layer offers excellent cushion at the shoulders and support at the lower back and hips. This balanced support delivers body contouring that supports the spine while cushioning pressure points
  • The Casper original mattress scored a 10/10 for responsiveness. Responsiveness is a measure of how quickly a mattress adapts to your movements. A perfect score means that it’s easy to switch from one position to the next—ideal for combo sleepers.
  • Thanks to incredibly sturdy edges and superb motion isolation properties, the Casper is great for couples. You can spread out comfortably and move around without disturbing one another!  
  • Casper offers a few other mattress models: the Casper Hybrid, Casper Element, Casper Nova Hybrid, and Casper Wave Hybrid

Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress Review Highlights

  • The Tuft & Needle Mint is one of the best mattresses for those with back pain. It earned a nearly perfect 9.5/10 for spine alignment at the Mattress Advisor lab, so you can trust that the Mint supports healthy posture all night long. 
  • The Mint is exceptionally cool for an all-foam mattress. Graphite and gel infusion, open-cell foam, and a breathable cover keep hot sleepers cool. 
  • The top layers of T&N Adaptive foam are ultra-responsive, so combination sleepers can get comfy quickly. 

Compare Mattress Dimensions

Capser and Tuft & Needle offer the same size mattresses, although the T&N is slightly thicker than the Casper. This added loft makes the T&N a slightly better option for heavier sleepers. 

Casper Tuft & Needle Mint
Thickness 11” 12”
Twin 38” x 75” 39” x 75”
Twin XL 38” x 80” 39” x 80”
Full 53” x 75” 54” x 75”
Queen 60” x 80” 60” x 80”
King 76” x 80” 76” x 80”
California King 72” x 84”

72” x 84”

Learn more about mattress sizes.


Compare Prices

The Original Casper and T&N Mint have a very similar price point, with the Casper costing just $100 more for a queen-size bed. 

Keep in mind that the prices below are full-price. To receive an exclusive Mattress Advisor Discount, take a look at our Mattress Advisor deals page. 

Casper Tuft & Needle Mint
Twin $595 $595
Twin XL $695 $645
Full $995 $845
Queen $1,095 $995
King $1,295 $1,145
California King $1,295

$1,145


Compare the Inside Construction

We’re going to break down what the inside of each mattress looks like to figure out why they each feel the way they do.

Inside the Casper Mattress

The flagship Casper mattress is a 3-layer memory foam mattress with a medium-firm feel. The top layer is made from a responsive polyfoam that hugs the curves while ensuring you don’t sink in too deeply. Underneath this soft layer is Zoned Support memory foam that cushions pressure points and supports the body’s trunk, offering incredible body alignment and pressure relief

The Zoned Support foam is why the Casper mattress works well for every sleeping position. Even lightweight side sleepers, who typically find medium-firm beds too firm, will find the plush give they need for optimal comfort. Only heavy sleepers are likely to find the Casper insufficiently supportive, and that’s due to the thin comfort and transition layers and lack of innerspring coils.  

Inside Casper Original
  • Comfort layer: A plush, responsive top layer crafted from soft polyfoam.
  • Zoned Support foam: Zoned memory foam cushions the shoulders and supports the lumbar region. 
  • Base layer: A high-density support foam limits sagging and adds structural support.

Inside the Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress

The Tuft & Needle Mint is a 3-layer all foam mattress, with a medium feel that rates a 5 on the 1-10 firmness scale. Its feel is one that falls between sleeping “on” and “in” a mattress thanks to its polyfoam construction. Its balanced feel works well for all sleeping positions, with back and side sleepers particularly well-suited. 

T&N’s Adaptive foam is one of the best materials we’ve encountered at keeping the spine properly aligned while cushioning the body’s pressure points. And thanks to gel, graphite, and open-cell foam, this mattress does a good job at keeping sleepers cool and comfortable. 

Inside the Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress
  •  Adaptive Foam comfort layer: Responsive polyfoam with cooling technology for exceptional temperature neutrality. 
  • Adaptive Foam transition layer: Supportive yet comfortable foam keeps the body from sagging
  • Support layer: High-quality, dense polyurethane foam adds edge support and durability. 

 


Compare Mattress Advisor Test Scores

We’ve tested the Casper and T&N mattresses at our in-house mattress lab. Let’s take a look at how they performed, side-by-side. 

Casper Tuft & Needle Mint
Shipping 10 9
Trial Period 9 9
Return Policy 10 10
Warranty 9 9
Set-Up Test 8 9
Motion Transfer Test 8 8.1
Edge Support Test 9.5 8.25
Pressure Relief Test 8.5 8
Spinal Alignment Test 9.5 9.5
Responsiveness Test 10 8.75
Cooling Evaluation 7 8.5
Durability Evaluation 8 8.5
Customer Service Score 9 10
Social Impact Score 9 8
TOTAL SCORE 9.1/10

9/10

 

Edge Support

If you share the bed, chances are you need a mattress with sturdy and comfortable edges. A mattress with good edge support doesn’t make you feel like you’re going to fall when you spread out. 

The Casper mattress is one of the best mattresses that we’ve tested when it comes to edge support. While the Mint mattress also excels at edge support, the Casper’s edges are noticeably more comfortable and sturdy. Combined with Casper’s outstanding motion isolation score and you have a bed that’s great for those who sleep with a partner, child, or pet. 

Responsiveness

Have you ever noticed that some beds are easy to move around on, while others can leave you feeling stuck? Responsive mattresses are those that facilitate ease-of-movement. For instance, an innerspring or hybrid mattress may feel almost bouncy, allowing you to switch positions with ease. A traditional memory foam mattress, like a Tempur-Pedic, deeply hugs you…something that’s great for pressure relief, but not so good for those who toss and turn. 

We tested the responsiveness of the Tuft & Needle and Casper mattresses. The Casper mattress scored a 10/10 for responsiveness, making it one of the best beds for combination sleepers. However, the T&N’s 8.75/10 is nothing to scoff at. 

Cooling   

One of the primary problems that people have with all-foam beds is that they tend to sleep hotter than the traditional innerspring mattress. Fortunately, companies have been finding ways to make foam mattresses cooler so that hot sleepers too can enjoy the cushy pressure relief

We evaluated the cooling potential of the Mint and Casper mattresses. The Mint scored an impressive 8.5/10, a score that tells us that even most hot sleepers will find the Mint comfy. The Casper earned a 7/10—not horrible, but definitely not the best mattress for hot sleepers.


Final Impression: Which Is the Best Mattress?

The Original Casper mattress and Tuft & Needle Mint mattress are two of the highest performing all-foam beds that we’ve tested at the Mattress Advisor lab. Both scored highly in nearly every category and work for every sleeping position, but distinct features make each better for different sleepers. 

The Casper outperformed the Mint in our tests for responsiveness and edge support, making it better for those who toss and turn and for couples. The Casper’s Zoned Support memory foam also makes the Casper better for lightweight side sleepers and most stomach sleepers. The Tuft & Needle has a softer feel and is much cooler. Hot sleepers and anyone who wants a cuddly mattress should opt for the T&N Mint over the Casper mattress.

When you buy a new mattress from either Casper or Tuft & Needle, you have 100 nights to try it out and ensure that it’s the right fit. This means there’s zero risk to finding out if one of these is the mattress you’ve been dreaming of.

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