Thanks to vastly different makeups, most sleepers will find that they prefer one to the other. We’ll compare the two to help you decide.
Saatva and Purple are two of the top direct-to-consumer mattress brands. With premium materials and long trial periods offered at affordable price points, it can be hard to decide which company to go with.
In this article, we’re going to compare each company’s flagship mattress. For Saatva, that’s the Saatva Classic innerspring. For Purple, it’s the Purple Mattress. By the end, you’ll know if either of these mattresses is the one you’ve been searching for.
Proven pressure relief for people with back pain; good for back and side sleepers
Medium firm-firm: 6.5/10
Hybrid: hyper-elastic polymer and foam
10-year limited warranty
Customizable luxury hybrid mattress
Available in plush soft: 3/10; luxury firm: 5.5-6.5/10; and firm: 8/10
Hybrid: coil on coil and memory foam with euro pillow-top
15-year limited warranty
When comparing the Purple and Saatva mattress sizes, you’ll notice that the Saatva ranges from 2” to 4” thicker. Heavier people tend to do best on a thicker mattress as they offer greater support. Keep in mind that Purple manufacturers 3 other mattresses, each of which has a thicker profile than the original. Check out our Purple mattress comparison and Saatva mattress comparison to learn more.
Another difference between these mattress sizes is that the Saatva comes in split California king, while the Purple mattress does not.
|Thickness||9.5”||11.5” or 14.5”|
|Twin||38” x 75”||38” x 75”|
|Twin XL||38” x 80”||38” x 80”|
|Full||54” x 76”||54” x 75”|
|Queen||60” x 80”||60” x 80”|
|King||76” x 80”||76” x 80”|
|Split King||76” x 80”||76” x 80”|
|California King||72” x 84”||72” x 84”|
|Split California King||N/A||72” x 84”|
Learn more about mattress sizes.
Saatva and Purple each cost around the average for a new hybrid mattresses, but the Saatva is slightly more expensive than the Purple. You’ll pay between $150 and $401 more for a Saatva mattress than the same-sized Purple mattress. .
Keep in mind, the below prices don’t reflect discounts or promotional offers. To save money, check out our Mattress Advisor exclusive deals on our mattress deals page.
|Split California King||N/A||$1,999|
The Purple mattress is a 3-layer hybrid mattress that combines the benefits of foam with the revolutionary Purple Grid technology. Here’s what you’ll find in each layer.
The Saatva Classic hybrid innerspring mattress is made from 5 layers of premium materials. You can select from 3 firmness levels: luxury plush, luxury firm, or firm. You may also choose between two thickness profiles: 11.5” of 14.5” .
The composition of the pillow tops and innersprings varies between the different firmness options and profiles. Here’s what you’ll find inside.
We’ve tested the Purple Mattress and Saatva Classic at our in-house testing facility. Learn how they performed in 14 categories to see if either one fits your needs.
|Motion Transfer Test||7.5||7.5|
|Edge Support Test||8.5||8.5|
|Pressure Relief Test||8.5||6.5|
|Spinal Alignment Test||9.5||9.5|
|Customer Service Score||9||9|
|Social Impact Score||4||7|
The flagship mattresses from Saatva and Purple are both fan-favorite hybrid mattresses. Each of these beds is crafted using premium materials. Because they sell directly to their customers, skipping unnecessary showroom costs, these luxury mattresses are sold at affordable prices.
So, which of these hybrid beds is best? While the Saatva Classic earned a higher Mattress Advisor score, each mattress has unique strengths. We love the Purple Mattress for anyone needing extra pressure relief, including side sleepers and the elderly. The Saatva is a bit more robust. It’s thick profile and springy support is ideal for heavier sleepers. And the firm Saatva is the only one supportive enough for stomach sleepers.
Each of these mattresses comes with a sleep trial. This means you can try out the bed with very little (or no) financial risk. They’re both exceptional mattresses, so the best one depends on your personal sleeping needs.
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Not sure which Saatva mattress model is for you? Check out our in-depth comparison of the Saatva, Loom & Leaf, and ZenHaven mattress models.