Our Casper vs. Purple Mattress Comparison For 2018

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Note: Casper has recently released an updated model and this review includes the older model. We will review the updated version soon.

Casper vs. Purple is an exciting mattress battle. While Casper represents a well-known and established authority, Purple comes with the spirit of the new product, determined to take on the market by a storm.

Will it be able to do so? Or will the reliable and familiar maintain its current positions? Let’s have a look at the way they compare and see for ourselves.

In addition to the comparison, we recommend reading our review of each mattress (and top picks):

Comparing Materials/Layers/Construction

Purple Construction

Purple beds come with a triple-layered polymer construction that represents 9.5 inches of thickness.

The top layer is 2 inches, and it’s made out of hyper-elastic polymer, and it’s designed for heat distribution and cooling.

The mid-layer is 3.5 inches thick, and it’s made out of polyurethane foam while the bottom layer is the foundation and it’s 4 inches of polyurethane foam.

The quick response is similar to latex. In case you want to see our top beds made from latex – you can see them here.

image showing three layers of purple bed

Casper Construction

Casper, on the other hand, replies with four layers of foam.

The top layer is 1.5 inches of responsive poly foam which provides good bounce and heat regulation.

The second layer is another 1.5 inches of memory foam to prevent heat retention.

The support foam layer is 1.5 inches, and it works as a transitional layer in between, making way for the 5 inches bottom layer which acts as the foundation of the bed.

casper mattress layers - top to bottom image

Comparing Firmness/Comfort/Support

Purple manages to stand its ground when it comes to the feel that it brings to its customers. It sticks to a convenient 6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale where 10 is the firmest.

The bed is clearly designed to accommodate the vast majority of sleepers, regardless of their preferred sleeping position which is undoubtedly something worth accounting for.

This is additionally attributed by the polymer material which brings a slightly similar appeal as if you are sleeping on latex but it differs some in overall sensation.

Casper, at the same time, brings a 6 to 7 out of 10 on the firmness scale and it also accommodates the vast majority of sleepers and sleeping positions.

However, if you are a significantly heavier sleeper, you’d feel it more like a 7 instead of a 6. This is due to the bed providing increased sinkage at that weight, which could engage you with the harder and denser foams thanks to the additional layer.

Firmness scale for casper and purple

Purple Mattress Vs. Casper Compared Side by Side

Material and CoverPoly foam, memory foam and support foamPolymer, memory foam, polyurethane foam
Height9.5 inches9.5 inches
Motion TransferMinimalMinimal
Warranty10 years10 years
Trial period100 Nights100 Nights
SizeCasper Price (w/o discount)Purple Price (w/o discount)
Twin XL$645$699
Cali King$1,195$1,299

Should I Buy the Purple or Casper?

Of course, this is the million-dollar question – which bed to buy – Casper or Purple?

While both beds reveal particular high points, choosing a better one amongst them would be widely unfair. This is mainly due to the fact that the differences are relatively minimal while both beds provide significant results, enhanced comfort, and the necessary support.

However, we’ve also broken down a few points which could hopefully guide you towards making the right call when it comes to it. So, let’s give it a go.

We Would Recommend Buying the Casper if you are Looking for:

  • Medium to firm density. While the difference on the firmness scale is rather inconsiderable, the additional second layer of the Casper mattress does make a difference if you are a heavier sleeper. This is due to the fact that it provides increased sinkage which could put you in a further engagement with the harder foams.
  • Lighter sleeping sensation. The multiple layers are perfectly scaled to ensure that light sleepers are not given that sensation of being trapped in the memory foam. This is mainly thanks to the top layer which increases the bounce and overall movability.
  • Quality support. The support brought by the Casper bed is good. It’s predominantly delivered by the top responsive layer which also attributes to proper cooling and prevents serious heat retention, hence enhancing your sleep.

We Would Recommend Buying the Purple if you are Looking for:

  • Enhanced cooling capabilities. If the temperature is something that you are forced to struggle with when it comes to sleeping, the Purple mattress may be your choice. Thanks to the smart grid design, the cooling system is nearly flawless, and it should perform up to the highest standards.
  • Straightforward medium firmness. If that’s what you’re looking for, there’s no doubt that Purple will get the job done. Landing a little above average on the firmness scale, it’s yet within the accepted boundaries.

As you can see, both options are particularly convenient with each one of them performing slightly better regarding different capabilities.

The differences are somewhat inconsiderable in general but could really make an impact if that’s what you’re specifically interested in.

That’s why we advise taking a closer look into the options before making a conclusive decision. That’s the only way to ensure that everything is handled as per the highest standards.

Author: Sarah Cummings

I think we’re all nerds, but I’m probably the biggest nerd in the group. Put me nose deep in a spreadsheet and I’ll start smiling.

I love to travel, hang out with positive people, and love cycling when I find the time!

My hope is that everyone who visits our site will walk away with a fresh perspective. I think too many people in society downplay the importance of sleep. In my opinion, it’s the difference between an average life and an amazing one.

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