It’s mattress-shopping time! Looking for a new bed but not sure where to start? Our Casper Original vs. Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe comparison will compare and contrast these two online mattress brands so you can get an idea of which should work best for your individual needs.
Casper’s all-foam bed was created by one of the most well-known, and affordable companies in the market. Brooklyn Bedding’s hybrid is a labor of love, created by a family-owned company that strives to create cleaner products that ease the effects of allergies.
The Aurora Luxe is available in a Soft, Medium, or Firm model, but we’ve reviewed the more versatile Medium.
Quick Comparison: Casper Original vs. Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe
Who I’d Recommend the Casper For
- Memory foam fans – While the Casper doesn’t provide super deep sinkage, it does offer more of a traditional memory foam feel than the bouncier Aurora Luxe hybrid. This may appeal to shoppers who prefer an all-foam feel.
- Sleepers who get cold – We found the Aurora Luxe’s cooling technology works so well that it may actually be too cold for some sleepers. Our reviewer, Emma, felt chilly during her sleep on the Aurora Luxe, so those in cooler climates may not need the less cooling Casper.
- Lightweight back and stomach sleepers – The Casper is slightly softer than the Aurora Luxe, which may appeal to lighter sleepers under 130 pounds as they should be able to sink into the foam more, experiencing that all-important pressure relief.
Who I’d Recommend the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe For
- Hot sleepers – Our team was incredibly impressed by the cooling technology on the Aurora Luxe. “It’s one of the coolest sleeping mattresses that we’ve ever received,” Emma reported. “Truly, it’s so cold to the touch!”
- Shoppers who want affordable luxury – Brooklyn Bedding owns and operates their own manufacturing process, so they’re able to pass these savings onto customers, offering luxurious beds at very reasonable prices.
- People with latex allergies – Do you love the bouncy feel of latex but are allergic to it? The Aurora Luxe uses CopperFlex™ foam in its comfort layer, which is a hyper-elastic latex alternative. This means you get all the responsiveness and pressure relief of latex without the worry of an allergic reaction.
Comparing Casper vs. Bedding Bedding Aurora Luxe: Top Similarities
- Motion isolation – Despite both mattresses having some bounce, we found they both excelled in the motion isolation department. This should mean that you’re not disturbed by a restless co-sleeper moving around or getting in and out of bed.
- Sinkage – We experienced a gentle cradle on both mattresses, feeling more on top of the mattresses than in them. This may appeal to combination sleepers or those with mobility issues.
- Similar trial periods – The Casper comes with a 100-night trial while the Aurora Luxe has a 120-night trial. These are industry-standard lengths and should provide plenty of time to make that all-important decision.
Comparing Casper vs. Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe: Key Differences
- Edge support – Hybrids tend to offer stronger edge support than all-foam models, and this is certainly the case with these beds. We found edge support slightly lacking in the Casper, while the thicker gauge coils around the perimeter of the Aurora Luxe made us feel secure when sleeping and sitting close to the edge of the bed.
- Support – Despite both beds being medium-firm, we found they offered differing levels of support. Average-weight sleepers should feel supported on either bed, but we’d recommend the slightly softer Casper for lightweight back and stomach sleepers, and the somewhat firmer Aurore Luxe for heavyweight sleepers. However, be aware that some heavy sleepers may require an even firmer bed than the Aurora Luxe.
- Bounce – With its springy coil unit and hyper-elastic CopperFlex™ latex-alternative comfort layer, the Aurora Luxe offers exceptional bounce. However, we also experienced an element of bounce with the Casper, thanks to its responsive AirScape™ foam top layer.
Comparing Firmness, Support & Feel
We rate mattress firmness from 1 to 10, with 1 being super soft. We ranked the Casper at a 6 out of 10 and the Aurora Luxe at a 6.5, making them both medium-firm. As it’s slightly firmer and has a supportive coil unit, we found the Aurora Luxe more suitable for a wider range of weights and sleeping positions, while we think the Casper is suitable for light to average-weight back and stomach sleepers, and average-weight side sleepers.
Both beds feature zoned support. Casper features Zoned Support™ memory foam in its transition layer, while the Aurora Luxe has zoned coils in the support layer. We found both did a good job at supporting the hips while allowing deeper sinkage and pressure relief in other areas. Sleepers over 230 pounds are unlikely to experience enough support on the Casper, so we’d recommend the Aurora Luxe for this weight category. However, some heavier sleepers may prefer the Firm version.
“When I lay on my side I notice the latex-alternative layer cradles my body and relieves pressure in my shoulder and hips,” mattress reviewer Emma said of the Aurora Luxe. “The cover feels noticeably cool to the touch, and it also has a non-slip component that helps keep sheets in place.”
Our team found the Casper cover to be soft and durable. “Lying on the Casper Original mattress, you feel a sense of pressure relief and a gentle memory foam hug,” reported Emma.
Comparing Sinkage and Bounce
We found minimal sinkage with both beds, experiencing a gentle cradle that allows pressure relief and airflow. The zoned support on both beds allows slightly deeper sinkage in the shoulders and knees, which should help to reduce pressure build-up.
While the Casper does offer an element of bounce thanks to its highly responsive comfort layer, the Aurora Luxe excels in this department with its coil unit, supremely responsive foam, and latex-alternative comfort layer. While we didn’t find ourselves feeling ‘stuck’ in either bed, we’d recommend the Aurora Luxe for those wanting a bouncier sleep surface.
Comparing Motion Transfer
If you’re the type of shopper who shares your bed with a partner, children, or pet, you likely want to reduce how much movement you feel from your co-sleepers during the night. We think either bed should allow most people to sleep comfortably.
“I’m a big fan of the way the Casper minimizes motion transfer,” Emma noted. “If you share your sleep space, you shouldn’t have to worry too much about waking each other up.”
Despite its bouncy coil unit, Emma also found the Aurora Luxe excelled in this area. “With the individually wrapped coils and the memory foam transition layer, motion isolation is superior on this bed.”
With its GlacioTex™ Cooling Cover, heat-resistant CopperFlex™ foam, gel memory foam, and coil unit, the Aurora Luxe reigns supreme for cooling. “It stands out among other bed-in-a-box models with innovative cooling and comfort technology at an affordable price,” Emma shared. In fact, the Aurora Luxe sleeps so cool that Emma actually found herself feeling chilly, so be aware of this if you sleep in a cooler climate.
However, we can’t disregard the Casper’s top layer of perforated foam, which allows for airflow, helping to regulate temperature. We think many sleepers will sleep temperature-neutral on the Casper, but we recommend the Aurora Luxe for particularly hot sleepers.
Comparing Construction (Materials & Quality)
Casper Original Construction
This 11-inch all-foam mattress comes wrapped and rolled into a box, where you can easily carry it to your room and install it.
The OEKO-TEX®-certified stretch-knit cover is made of a durable blend of recycled polyester, upcycled cotton, rayon, and lycra, which was newly designed in 2020.
- The comfort layer is made from the brand’s AirScape™ poly foam, which delivers contouring with a bit of surface bounce and quick response for easier repositioning. The foam is perforated, which is made to help with airflow and prevent the foam from getting too hot.
- The transition layer features Zoned Support™ memory foam, which is firmer under your midsection to help keep your spine in neutral alignment. Softer sections around the shoulders and knees are aimed at pressure relief.
- The support layer features a thick high-density poly foam base that’s designed to offer support for the body and durability for the rest of the bed.
Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe Construction
This 13.25-inch bed boasts a GlacioTex™ Cooling Cover, made from a poly-blend with cool tech fibers that are designed to draw heat away from the body. This construction breakdown focuses on the Medium model of the Aurora Luxe.
- The comfort layer contains 1.5 inches of CopperFlex™, a latex alternative with a phase change treatment that draws heat away from the body.
- The second comfort layer holds 2 inches of medium supreme response foam that delivers bounce.
- The transition layer contains gel swirl memory foam for added pressure relief and cooling, helping to ease you into the coil unit.
- The support layer contains up to 1,032 pocketed Ascension® coils that are zoned to offer extra support where you need it most. The coils provide air circulation, and there are higher gauge coils around the perimeter for edge support.
- The base layer utilizes a .75-inch thick high-density foam to absorb motion from the coils above.
Comparing Company Policies & Price
Warranty – The Casper Original and Aurora Luxe Cooling both have a 10-year warranty.
Shipping – Both beds come with free bed-in-a-box shipping across the continental U.S., with additional fees for Alaska and Hawaii. The Casper also ships for free across most of Canada, aside from Yukon, Nunavut, and Northwest Territories, which will incur shipping fees.
Trial Period – The beds have similar industry-standard length trials, with the Casper offering 100 nights and the Aurora Luxe offering 120 nights.
Returns – Both brands require you to have slept on the bed for a break-in period of at least 30 nights before initiating a return. After this, so long as it’s still within the trial period, you’ll receive a full refund for each, with the mattress collected from you. However, there’s a 99-dollar return processing fee for the Aurora Luxe.
Price – All sizes of the Aurora Luxe are more expensive than Casper’s equivalent.
|Size||Casper Original Price (w/o discount)||Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe Price (w/o discount)|
|Split Cali King||N/A||$2,464|
Casper vs. Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe Compared Side-by-Side
|Features||Casper Original||Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe|
|Cover||Poly-blend stretch-knit cover||GlacioTex™ Cooling Cover|
|Materials||Ventilated poly foam, zoned memory foam, poly foam||CopperFlex™ foam, poly foam, gel memory foam, coil unit|
|Cooling||Ventilated foam||GlacioTex™ Cooling Cover, CopperFlex™ foam, gel memory foam, coil unit|
|Firmness||6/10||6/10 (Medium option)|
|Sinkage||Gentle Cradle||Gentle Cradle|
|Trial Period||100 nights||120 nights|
|Adjustable Base Compatible||Yes||Yes|
|Shipping||Free across continental U.S. and Canada. Fees apply for Alaska, Hawaii, Yukon, Nunavut, and Northwest Territories||Free across continental U.S. Fees charged for Alaska/Hawaii|
|Made in the USA||Designed and assembled in the USA||Yes|
|Read Full Review||Casper Original Mattress Review||Aurora Luxe Cooling Mattress Review|
|Shop Now||Casper Original Mattress||Aurora Luxe Cooling Mattress|
Have you reached a decision between these two great beds? After thoroughly testing each mattress, we’d recommend the Casper Original for fans of all-foam mattresses, average-weight sleepers, light to average-weight back and stomach sleepers, and shoppers on a smaller budget. The Aurora Luxe Cooling could be a great choice for hot sleepers, light to average-weight sleepers, heavyweight side and back sleepers, and shoppers who want a bouncy bed.
We hope this comparison has helped you figure out what you’re looking for in a mattress, but if you need more detailed info, check out our full-length reviews of each bed for additional details.
Quick Comparison: Casper Original vs. Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Luxe
Olivera is a content writer for Sleep Advisor and is enthusiastic about sleep. She firmly believes in the benefits of daytime naps on top of getting a full 8-hour sleep at night.
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