Casper Essential Mattress Review

Casper Essential Mattress
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Casper Essential Mattress Review


8.4 / 10 MA Score

4.4 / 5 Customer Rating

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Twin: 39” x 75” Twin XL: 39” x 80” Full: 54” x 75” Queen: 60” x 80” King: 76” x 80” Cal King: 72” x 84”


63 lbs. for queen



Delivery Format

Compressed and rolled in a box.

Delivered In

2-7 business days



Foam combo


Medium firm: 6/10

Trial Period:

100 days


10-year limited warranty


Budget friendly Casper model

Casper Essential highlights

  • The Casper Essential is a streamlined, budget-friendly mattress.
  • It’s made of 3 different foam layers – the first two are borrowed from Casper’s signature model.

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Mattress Advisor score for the Casper Essential

Here’s how the Casper Essential mattress scored on different tests and evaluations. Our score is a weighted average out of 10 that incorporates functional and performance characteristics of the mattress, as well as a social responsibility score, which takes into account social mission, community involvement and charitable partnerships.

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How quickly the mattress ships to your home. (Free shipping = better score!)
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Trial Period
The length of time offered to help you decide if you want to keep the mattress.
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Return Policy
Ease of return process including refund policy and how the mattress is removed from your home.
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Length of mattress warranty and what is covered.
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Set-up Test
How easy it is to set up the mattress and move it.
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Motion Transfer Test
How well the mattress performs at isolating motion.
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Edge Support Test
The level of support offered on the edges of the mattress.
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Pressure Relief Test
How well the mattress relieves pressure, particularly around the hips, shoulders, and thighs.
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Spinal Alignment Test
How well the mattress helps keep your spine in proper alignment while you’re sleeping.
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Responsiveness Test
How well the mattress adjusts to different movements or sleeping positions throughout the night.
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Cooling Evaluation
How well the mattress promotes airflow and breathability, or offers special cooling properties.
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Durability Evaluation
Quality and durability of materials, structural support, and expected lifespan of the mattress.
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Customer Service Score
How helpful and responsive the customer service team is.
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Social Impact Score
A measure of social mission, community involvement and charitable giving/partnerships.
Total Mattress Advisor Score

8.4 / 10

Casper Essential mattress review

See how the Casper Essential performed in our mattress tests to help you determine if this could be the mattress for you.

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What makes Casper Essential different from other mattresses?

  • Since this is a streamlined model, the price point for the Casper Essential is lower than many other foam mattresses.
  • The Casper Essential also arrives in a box that is 30% smaller than other Casper mattresses, making it easier to handle on your own.

What to watch out for

  • Be aware that your Casper Essential may have a mild scent when you unbox it – this is normal and should go away within a few hours.

Casper Essential sizes available

  • Twin: $350
  • Twin XL: $400
  • Full: $500
  • Queen: $600
  • King: $725
  • Cal King: $725

A look inside

The Essential’s top two layers borrow elements from Casper’s signature mattress to blend support, breathability, and responsiveness. The bottom layer provides structure and support.

Inside the Casper Essential mattress
Inside the Casper Essential mattress

What Casper Essential customers have to say

  • “I look forward to getting in bed each night. This was a huge upgrade for me. I’ve been sleeping on an ancient Sealy Posture Pedic twin for years. I moved into a great new place and I’m glad I chose the Essential Casper Mattress for my new space. It cradles me just enough and supports me in all the right areas. It’s also firm enough to not feel like a marshmallow. Unlike my old mattress, it won’t develop a divot where I sleep.” – Meghan
  • “I was a little nervous about this purchase because I had never had a memory foam mattress before, but it is very comfortable, lightweight (easy to move around my new apartment while rearranging), and surprisingly plush feeling despite its thin appearance. It seems to have captured the best of all worlds: affordable, lightweight, delivered right to your door, and super comfy.” – Alley
  • “Unboxing was super easy. Impressed at how well it was packed and how quickly it arrived. Bed was for my 4 yr old and she is sleeping great. I’m jealous of her bed, in fact! It’s super soft and comfy.” – Nikki

Read more reviews here.

The finer print


The mattress ships free and should arrive at your doorstep within 2-7 business days of ordering. White Glove Delivery is available nationwide for $100*.


The Casper Essential can be used with a slatted foundation (with slats less than 4” apart), a platform bed, or an adjustable base

Return policy

If you decide the Casper Essential is not for you within the 100-day trial period, Casper will remove the mattress from your home and donate it to a local charity at no cost.


The Casper Essential comes with a 10-year limited warranty offer. You can read more about what’s covered under the warranty policy here.

Bonus points

  • Made in the USA.
  • All the foams in Casper Essential are CertiPUR-US® certified.

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