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.
  • 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:
  • 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