Purple Hybrid Mattress Review

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There’s a good chance you’ve probably seen an ad for a Purple mattress. Their eye-catching commercials have helped Purple gain popularity in the world of sleep.

Purple has evolved since the inception of their exclusive Purple Grid comfort layer, creating hybrid mattresses to target various kinds of sleepers. The acclaim for Purple is impressive, and you may wonder if the Purple Hybrid is worth upgrading to. In this review, we’ll break down everything there is to know about the Purple Hybrid and help you decide if it’s the right bed for you.

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Who We Recommend The Purple Hybrid For:

  • Couples – The Purple Hybrid produces minimal motion transfer. The isolation of movement makes this mattress ideal for couples looking to sleep comfortably without waking one another if they change positions or get up during the night.

  • People who toss and turn – The Purple Hybrid is highly adaptive to changes in sleep positions, providing even support and pressure relief to sleepers. This makes it an excellent mattress for moving throughout the night.

  • Hot sleepers – If you're someone who typically runs hot at night, the Purple Hybrid’s ventilated grid system and interior coil layer help maintain a breezy and comfortable sleeping environment.

Who We Don’t Recommend The Purple Hybrid For:

  • Lightweight side sleepers – The Purple Hybrid has a firmer feel to it compared to other Purple mattresses. While this is great for some, it may be too firm for lightweight side sleepers, who often respond better to softer mattresses.

  • Those who want a traditional bed – The Purple brand is notable for its one-of-a-kind grid system; Purple is the only brand to make this mattress design, so it feels different from most traditional innerspring or foam mattresses. If you are looking for a traditional feel with your bed, Purple may not suit you.

First Impressions: Firmness & Feel

Firmness Scale: 7/10

Please remember that firmness is a subjective characteristic and your shape will dictate how you experience a bed. A heavier person whose weight can more easily push through softer comfort and support layers may experience a bed as softer than a lightweight person. The way you are shaped could also play a role here. Consider your weight, shape, and size when evaluating firmness scores.

Mattress Firmness Level 7

The Purple Hybrid rates at a 7 out of 10 on our Sleep Advisor firmness scale, which is considered to be a firm mattress. This is a hybrid mattress, so it’s made from both coils and foam, but as mentioned, the foam in this mattress is unique. Rather than one solid sheet of foam on top, Purple includes 2 inches of Purple’s unique grid support. You can picture it looking sort of like a waffle.

This unique grid layer allows for more ventilation and gives the mattress flexible pressure point support. The result is a bed with support from the coils, and unique pressure relief from the grid support.

How Does It Feel?

All Purple mattresses are delivered in a bag with handles on either end to aid in setup. Upon opening, the Purple Hybrid expands almost immediately with sturdy interior construction.

At a glance, the Purple Hybrid is highly responsive, bouncing back almost immediately. When lying on the bed, users should notice a floating sensation and instant pressure relief. The quick response rate of the GelFlex® Grid provides a decent bounce to the mattress, making moving around and changing positions easier than a standard foam mattress.

What We Like About the Purple Hybrid

  • It sleeps cooler – Some mattresses with foam can wind up trapping heat, but the Purple Hybrid’s GelFlex® Grid and innerspring layer make this a uniquely breathable mattress.

  • The motion isolation – When somebody moves on one part of this bed, you’re unlikely to feel it on your side of the bed due to the unique construction of the foam layers.

  • Its unique design – Purple mattresses use a one-of-a-kind grid system, designed to absorb movement and relieve pressure. The response on this foam is faster than most memory foam mattresses.

Our Purple Hybrid Complaints

  • It’s not budget-friendly – The Purple Hybrid costs between 1,899 and 3,798 dollars.

  • It doesn’t work well for all bodies – While Purple mattresses have no official weight limit, the company does recommend no more than 300 pounds per sleeper or 600 pounds on any of their beds.

  • Limited versatility – As mentioned, the Purple Hybrid is rated firmer, which means it’s not as versatile as more medium-firm options. For example, lighter people and some side sleepers may not enjoy this bed as much.

Testing the Purple Hybrid Mattress: How it Performed

In order to test out the Purple Hybrid, we look at specific qualities such as cooling, motion isolation, bounce, and edge support. Additionally, we assess how supportive and pressure-relieving the product is in each sleep position. These tests help us figure out who we think should get this bed.

Sleeping Positions for Different Body Types

While Purple mattresses have no official weight limit, the company does recommend no more than 300 pounds per sleeper or 600 pounds on any of their beds. While the firmer feel, GelFlex® Grid, and coils should provide a supportive sleep experience for many sleepers, those over 300 pounds might feel like they are sinking into the layers of the mattress too much.

WeightSide Sleepers
Back Sleepers
Stomach Sleepers
Lightweight Sleepers (-130 lbs)☆☆☆★★☆★★★
Average-Weight Sleepers (130-230 lbs)★★★★★★★★★
Heavyweight Sleepers (+230 lbs)★☆☆★☆☆☆☆☆

Side Sleepers

  • Lightweight Sleepers – Lightweight side sleepers may find that this hybrid mattress is too firm and might be more comfortable on the Purple Hybrid Premier 4 for top-notch pressure relief.
  • Average Weight Sleepers – This should be an excellent fit for average-weight side sleepers. Their shoulders and hips will be gently cradled but also supported by the Purple Hybrid.
  • Heavyweight Sleepers – Some sleepers who weigh just above 230 pounds will be able to sleep comfortably on their sides on this mattress, but those significantly heavier could sink into the harder support layers, creating pressure and pain.

Back Sleepers

  • Lightweight Sleepers – Some lightweight back sleepers won’t weigh enough to sink down into the layers of this mattress, though those who prefer a firm mattress should love this one.
  • Average Weight Sleepers – This relatively firm mattress is a great fit for average-weight back sleepers since it should contour to the natural curve of the body, filling in the gaps and keeping the spine in proper alignment through the night.
  • Heavyweight Sleepers – Some heavier back sleepers might be more comfortable on the Purple Hybrid Premier, which offers thicker GelFlex support and more pressure relief.

Stomach Sleepers

  • Lightweight Sleepers – Stomach sleepers need a firm mattress to keep their hips from dipping and throwing their spine out of alignment. This mattress should be firm enough to support stomach sleepers under 130 pounds.
  • Average Weight Sleepers – Most average-weight sleepers should find the Purple Hybrid supportive enough to sleep on their stomachs, thanks to its 2 inches of GelFlex support.
  • Heavyweight Sleepers – Heavyweight stomach sleepers will likely not feel supported enough on this bed. Rather, this group should look at mattresses for heavyweight sleepers.

Pressure Relief & Pain

Purple’s Hybrid mattress gives above-average pressure relief when compared to other hybrid beds. The impressive Purple grid collapses instantly under your body’s heaviest pressure points and then re-forms around your body shape in every position. Additionally, the layer of support coils should keep sleepers balanced and supported for optimal spinal alignment, which can help prevent back pain.

The Purple Hybrid creates firm, even support that cradles the body’s pressure points, alleviating the areas that carry the most weight, like your hips and shoulders.

Back Pain – The unique grid-like foam in this bed shapes easily and instantly to the curves of your body, filling in the gaps along the curve of your spine. This, plus the innerspring coils, make this an excellent bed for those with back pain; particularly for average-weight back and stomach sleepers, as well as lightweight stomach sleepers.
Hip Pain – Average-weight sleepers with hip pain should benefit most from this mattress, sleeping either on their backs, stomachs, or sides. For significantly heavier folks, this bed might exacerbate hip pain.
Shoulder Pain – Oftentimes, shoulder pain is exacerbated for side sleepers by a mattress that’s too firm. Since the Purple Hybrid has a firmer feel to it, those with shoulder pain might prefer the original Purple model or Purple Hybrid Premier for added plushness.


A quality support system is a vital feature of a good mattress, allowing the sleeper to not feel trapped in the bed while lying down. The best support systems efficiently handle the weight of the core while giving back even and consistent support across the whole body.

The Purple Hybrid also offers comparable or greater edge support than other hybrid mattresses. As a result, average sleepers should have no issues when lying or sitting at the edge of the bed. This firm yet flexible support should make you feel comfortable using the entire surface of the mattress and ease the process of getting into and out of bed.

Motion Transfer

Motion transfer describes how much you will feel somebody moving on the other side of the bed. Getting a bed with excellent motion isolation is helpful for those who share a bed – especially for light sleepers.

The Purple Hybrid’s 2-inch grid layer is specially designed to only collapse directly beneath the user’s weight and not anywhere else, which keeps movement from reverberating through the whole mattress. Additionally, this mattress includes individually-wrapped coils, which will help curtail motion transfer as well.

Temperature Regulation / Cooling

In general, hybrid mattresses sleep cooler because the coils make the mattress more breathable.

Not only does the Purple Hybrid have that going for it, but it also has an airy, hyper-elastic support grid made of temperature-neutral materials. Combined with the open style of the grid and the ultra-breathable cover, these elements of the Purple Hybrid encourage airflow through the whole mattress, preventing you from overheating at night.

Performance for Couples

Motion isolation, temperature control, and edge support are just a few reasons this mattress is an excellent bed for couples. Motion isolation allows you to change positions or get up without waking your partner comfortably. At the same time, the temperature control technology keeps the bed cool and comfortable regardless of your combined body temperatures. Finally, the superior edge support on this mattress means that you and your partner can comfortably use the bed’s entire surface.

Preference-based Features


While not technically in a box, the Purple Hybrid arrives shrink-wrapped inside a branded bag with easy-to-use handles.

Exceptional Edge Support

The layer of coils provides reliable edge support to most sleepers, above and beyond many memory foam mattresses. Sleepers weighing below 200 pounds should have no problem lying by the edge of the bed, and those above this weight may experience some loss of support in these areas but not to a detrimental degree.

Adjustable Base Compatible

This mattress is compatible with adjustable bases, and you can even purchase an adjustable base from Purple when you buy your bed. Purple’s adjustable bases come with various presets, customizable head and foot sections, and two USB ports on each side of the bed.

Handcrafted in the USA

All Purple mattresses are made in the United States with American-made materials and machinery.

Construction: What’s Inside the Purple Hybrid?

The Purple Hybrid combines Purple’s proprietary grid layer with a more traditional innerspring layer to create a supportive and comfortable mattress. The make-up of the Purple Hybrid takes the best of modern mattress technology and marries it with the best of classic mattress construction, providing a unique, updated twist. The combination of these layers comes out to a total depth of 11 inches.
The Purple Hybrid features the brand’s Premium StretchMax Cover, made of viscose, polyester, and lycra. The adaptive outer layer works in conjunction with the bed’s inner materials, creating a closer feel for the Purple Grid. The cover’s flexible consistency blends into light, woven side panels that encourage airflow in and out of the mattress’s core.

  • The top layer consists of two inches of Purple’s temperature-neutral, hyper-elastic GelFlex® Grid. This unique grid layer allows for more ventilation than a typical memory foam mattress while also promoting flexible pressure point support and a higher response rate.
  • Further down, you’ll find a .75-inch layer of transition foam to help you ease into the support layer below.
  • The supportive core features a 7.5-inch thick layer of coils. Each stainless steel coil is individually wrapped in premium noise-reducing fabric, so aside from the support they provide, you shouldn’t even notice they’re there.
  • At the bottom, you will find an extra .75-inch thick transitional foam for added support.

Unboxing & Off-Gassing

The Purple Hybrid will arrive in a bag with handles on either end to aid in setup. As with most bed-in-a-box mattresses (or, in this case, a bag), the Purple Hybrid will have an initial decompression/expansion time between a few hours to a day.

Unboxing should take 10-15 minutes, and we recommend you do this with someone. While the mattress is simple enough to set up, a Queen weighs 122 pounds and could be difficult to unbox on your own.

Unlike many mattresses with foam that have a strong chemical smell once unwrapped, the Purple Hybrid doesn’t have a noticeable smell.


  • CertiPUR-US® certified: The foams in this bed are CertiPUR-US® certified. CertiPUR-US® is a third-party program that ensures the foams meet rigorous health and safety standards. This means they don’t contain harmful substances like ozone depleters, PBDEs, heavy metals, formaldehyde, and phthalates. They should also have low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.

Coupons, Trials, Warranties, and Shipping

  • Shipping – Shipping for this bed is free within the contiguous United States and available for a small fee to Hawaii and Alaska. Purple also partners with Sleep Country Canada to make shipping available to all of Canada.
  • White-Glove Delivery – White glove delivery is available for an additional fee, and this service comes free when you purchase the Purple Hybrid Premier.
  • Trial – The Purple Hybrid comes with a 100-night trial period. If you decide it isn’t the right fit within the first 100 nights, you can send it back for a full refund. Purple will also pick up your mattress return at no additional charge.
  • Warranty – All Purple mattresses come with a 10-year limited warranty that begins on the day of purchase.
  • Return Policy – If you decide this mattress isn’t the right fit within your 100-night trial period, you can send it back for a full refund. Purple will also pick up your mattress at no additional charge.

Sizes & Prices

SizeDimensions (inches)Price (w/o discount)
Twin XL38” x 80” x 11”$1,899
Full54” x 76” x 11”$2,149
Queen60” x 80” x 11”$2,399
King76” x 80” x 11”$2,899
Cali King 72” x 84” x 11”$2,899
Split King76” x 80” x 11”$3,798
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do Purple Hybrid mattresses sag?

The Purple Hybrid is a durable mattress, thanks to its layer of supportive pocketed coils and high-quality foams. It shouldn’t develop any significant sagging early on, especially if you rotate the mattress every three months or so.

Is the Purple Hybrid mattress good for side sleepers?

In general, the Purple Hybrid mattress is a good fit for most average-weight side sleepers. The GelFlex® Grid should gently cradle their shoulders and hips, providing pressure relief. Though for a wider range of side sleepers, the Purple Hybrid Premier would be better.

How much does the Purple Hybrid mattress weigh?

The Purple Hybrid has different weights depending on the mattress size you select. A Twin XL weighs 77 pounds, while a King weighs up to 149 pounds.

Do you need a box spring with a Purple mattress?

You do not need a box spring with any Purple mattress; you can just put it directly on the base.

What body type is best for Purple Hybrid Mattress?

Average-weight sleepers should benefit the most from the Purple Hybrid mattress.

Purple vs Other Brands

Purple Hybrid vs WinkBed

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  • Hybrid
  • Firm
  • 100-night trial
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  • Hybrid
  • Multiple firmness options
  • 120-might trial

Who We Recommend the Purple Hybrid For

  • Those who want a firm mattress
  • Couples
  • Average-weight sleepers

Who We Recommend the WinkBed For

  • People seeking customization
  • Combination sleepers
  • Those who love a bouncier bed

Interested? Read our full WinkBed Mattress Review.

Purple Hybrid vs Helix Sunset

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  • Hybrid
  • 7/10 firmness
  • 100-night trial
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  • Hybrid
  • 5.5/10 firmness
  • 100-night trial

Who We Recommend the Purple Hybrid For

  • Light and average-weight stomach sleepers
  • Shoppers with a larger budget
  • Those who prefer a firm mattress

Who We Recommend the Helix Sunset For

  • Side sleepers
  • Lightweight back sleepers
  • Those who prefer a softer mattress

Learn more in our Helix Sunset Mattress Review.

Purple Hybrid vs Other Purple Models

Purple Hybrid vs Purple

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  • Hybrid
  • Firm
  • More bounce
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  • All-foam
  • Medium-firm
  • More motion isolation

Who We Recommend the Purple Hybrid For

  • Stomach sleepers
  • People who want more bounce in their mattress
  • Hot sleepers

Who We Recommend the Purple For

  • People who prefer an all-foam feel
  • Sensitive sleepers who share a bed
  • Budget shoppers

Check out our full Purple Mattress Review.

Purple Hybrid vs Purple Hybrid Premier 4

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  • Firmer support
  • 2-inch grid
  • 11 inches tall
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  • More cushioning
  • 4-inch grid
  • 13 inches tall

Who We Recommend the Purple Hybrid For

  • Sleepers who love a firm mattress
  • Stomach sleepers
  • Sleepers with back pain

Who We Recommend the Purple Hybrid Premier 4 For

  • Those who prefer a softer contouring mattress
  • Side sleepers
  • Luxury shoppers

Overall Summary

The Purple Hybrid is an excellent mattress, and it stands out from other hybrid mattresses with Purple’s exclusive hyper-elastic grid layer. This unique unit provides ventilation, pressure relief, responsiveness, and minimal motion transfer, making it an excellent choice for couples and combination sleepers.

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Side Sleepers


The Purple Hybrid received a 3 out of 5 here since the mattress will likely only work best for people specifically between 130 and 230 pounds. Plus, some side sleepers with shoulder pain might enjoy something with enhanced cushioning or softness, such as the brand’s Hybrid Premier 4.

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Back Sleepers


Though most back sleepers should feel entirely supported by this model, the Purple Hybrid scored a 4 out of 5 because it may not be sufficient for heavier individuals. However, the Purple Hybrid’s combined layers of hyper-elastic gel and responsive coils create ideal sleeping conditions for most back sleepers, earning this model high marks.

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Stomach Sleepers


Stomach sleepers typically require extra support to ensure their core doesn’t sink too deeply. The bed scored a 4 out of 5 here because those weighing over 230 pounds may find better support from a mattress tailor-made for plus-size sleepers.

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Combination Sleepers


The Purple Hybrid’s low motion transfer and general adaptability for different sleeping positions make it a good mattress for combination sleepers, particularly those between 130 and 230 pounds. The bed’s highly flexible construction also allows you to move seamlessly into different positions, providing a good amount of support with each posture.

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This bed has some great qualities that couples should appreciate, including minimal motion transfer, edge support, and breathability. However, we still gave this mattress a 4 out of 5 since the all-foam Purple mattress will likely provide better motion isolation, and the firmer feel isn’t as versatile as more medium-firm options, which are often ideal for couples.

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Heavy Sleepers


Unfortunately, the Purple Hybrid isn’t likely to be a good match with heavyweight sleepers above 230 pounds. This is because we don’t think this mattress will deliver enough comfort and support in any sleep position. Rather, we think this group could benefit from a bed made for their body type.

Light Weight Sleepers

Lightweight Sleepers


The Purple Hybrid scores a 3 out of 5 for lightweight sleepers. Individuals who weigh under 130 pounds, particularly side sleepers, may find that this hybrid mattress is too firm and might be more comfortable on the Purple Hybrid Premier 4 for better pressure relief. However, lightweight people who are strict stomach sleepers could enjoy this mattress.

Light Weight Sleepers

Average Weight Sleepers


This mattress is ideal for average-weight sleepers in any position. The bed’s combination of durable coils, an adaptable grid, and transition foams should provide good support and pressure relief that should benefit this group the most. However, average-weight side sleepers with frequent shoulder pain may enjoy the Hybrid Premier for softer comfort.

Overall Value


The bed’s advanced design means a much higher price point than the all-foam Purple. However, this hybrid still comes with an industry-standard trial and warranty, while some competitors offer year-long trials and lifetime warranties. Purple beds are highly durable, though, so you may spend more upfront, but this bed should last you 7-10 years.

Our Verdict

We confidently recommend the Purple Hybrid mattress for couples since they should benefit from the bed’s motion isolation features, making it easy to move about without disturbing your partner. The edge support on the Purple Hybrid also lets most couples use the entire surface of the bed comfortably.

The Purple should work great for average-weight combination sleepers because of the high adaptability of its upper layers, allowing users to move comfortably into different positions and find the appropriate support in each one. However, heavier sleepers above 230 pounds will likely want to look at other options for better support.

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Jill Zwarensteyn is the editor for Sleep Advisor and a certified sleep science coach. She is enthusiastic about providing helpful and engaging information on all things sleep and wellness.

Based in Los Angeles, she is an experienced writer and journalist who enjoys spending her free time at the beach, hiking, reading, or exploring new places around town.

She’s also an avid traveler who has a personal goal of being able to successfully sleep on an airplane someday.

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