Nectar vs. Purple
Mattress Comparison

MA Score: 8.5/10
Customer Rating: 4.8/5
MA Score: 8.4/10
Customer Rating: N/A

Nectar vs. Purple Mattress Review

Let’s take a look at how two of the biggest players in the online mattress space – Nectar and Purple – compare to each other. These mattresses both have tons of stellar customer reviews, but they are different from each other on many levels. For starters, Nectar is a memory foam mattress while Purple is made with a unique top layer of hyper-elastic polymer.

To help you see how these mattresses stack up against each other on important factors like price, trial period, pressure relief and responsiveness, we’ve created this easy-to-follow comparison chart. Take a look below and see if the Nectar or Purple will be the better mattress for your budget and sleeping style.

Summary

  • Type:
  • Firmness:
  • Trial Period:
  • Warranty:
  • Summary:
  • Gel memory foam
  • Medium firm: 5.5-6/10
  • 365 days
  • Lifetime warranty as long as you own the mattress
  • Affordable quality mattress with excellent trial period
  • 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

  • The Nectar mattress has a pretty happy (and well-rested) fan base – they have overwhelmingly positive reviews and fewer than 3% of customers end up returning their Nectar mattress.
  • Its proprietary cover is specifically designed to keep out dust mites – which is good because this mattress should last you a while.
  • Nectar is so confident that they make the best mattress for the price that they offer a lifetime warranty and trial period that lasts an entire year.

Want to see how Nectar compares to other mattresses? 

Compare Nectar

  • 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.

Want to see how Purple compares to other mattresses? 

Compare Purple

Specs/Sizes

  • Thickness:
  • Sizes Available:
  • 11"
  • 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”
  • 9.5"
  • Twin XL: 37.5” x 79.5”
    Queen: 59.5” x 79.5”
    King: 75.5” x 79.5”
    Cal King: 71.5” x 83.5”

Layers inside the mattress

The Nectar has four layers of premium that promote air circulation and offer support and appropriate weight distribution, plus a cooling cover.

  1. Cooling cover: promotes air circulation and is bed bug resistant
  2. Quilted gel memory foam: provide air flow and contours your body
  3. Gel memory foam: delivers weight distribution and pressure relief
  4. Adaptive hi-core memory foam: supports the body
  5. Breathing base layer: serves as a stable foundation
Inside the Nectar Mattress
Inside the Nectar Mattress

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 9
Trial Period 10
Return Policy 10
Warranty 10
Set-up Test 8
Motion Transfer Test 8.5
Edge Support Test 9
Pressure Relief Test 8
Spinal Alignment Test 7.5
Responsiveness Test 8.5
Cooling Evaluation 8.5
Durability Evaluation 8.5
Customer Service Score 8.5
Social Impact Score 2
Total Score 8.5/10
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