Which Mattresses Sleep The Coolest? Top 4 Consumer Reports Picks

Consumer Reports recently answered a question that we’ve had for years – what’s the best mattress to sleep cool?

So far we’ve seen a lot of promises but not a lot of performance when it comes to cooling products. Except the Bed Jet which blows cooler air into your bed, we don’t find many cooling products that work.

Even special fabrics or cooling gels haven’t given us great results (but a higher price tag). That goes for pillows, sheets, mattress protectors and mattresses. So rather than a cooling mattress or cooling mattress cover you should focus on finding one that doesn’t sleep hot! In other words, on that’s temperature neutral.

Foam, especially memory foam, softens when it gets warm. Then you sink in, it traps your body heat and the temperature rises. Generally speaking, the softer or more plush or the more memory foam you have, the hotter you’ll sleep. Even people who normally sleep cold will find themselves getting sweaty.

Best Mattress to Sleep Cool?

We know this isn’t a comprehensive test but Consumer Reports came out with a list of the mattresses that trapped the least body heat. One of them is an Unbox Mattress top pick – Purple!

  1. Sleep Number c2 Adjustable Air Mattress
  2. Purple Mattress (the original was tested – the new Purple mattresses should be just as cool or more as they have springs and the breathable polymer layer – read our review.)
  3. Duxiana Dux 1001 Innerspring Mattress
  4. My Green Mattress Natural Escape

As Purple states on their website: Most mattresses don’t breathe. Memory foam, latex, even foam with “cooling” gel beads are hot because there is no place for air to flow.

These materials are either completely solid or have very small airways that allow for little ventilation.

How The Beds Were Tested 

Consumer Reports put a copper plate on a mattress in a temperature-controlled room. “The plate is insulated on all sides except the one that comes in contact with the mattress. Then we run an electrical current through the plate”. Then they measured how much energy the copper plate uses to maintain a temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (close to people’s average body temperature).

“If a mattress dissipates heat well, more energy is needed to maintain that temperature, but if the mattress retains heat, less energy is used,” – Consumer Reports 

The 10 hour test looked at how much energy was used.

Beds that Sleep Warmest

Consumer Reports also looked at the worst performers – the mattresses that slept the warmest. Stay away from them if you want to sleep cool! It’s interesting that Sleep Number beds made both lists! That just goes to show that materials used makes a big difference! Also note that no boxed brands made the list (even though boxed brands are usually all foam).

  1. Sleep Number 360 i8 Smart Bed Adjustable Air Mattress
  2. Sleep on Latex Pure Green Firm Foam Mattress
  3. Sleep Innovations’ Marley Foam Mattress
  4. Charles P. Rogers St. Regis Pillowtop Innerspring Mattress

What materials should you avoid if you want to sleep cool? Foam.

“You’re more likely to sleep warm on a foam mattress, compared with a hybrid innerspring, which we define as several inches of foam layers over metal springs. Despite having a layer of cooling gel foam, a larger percentage of foam models still retain warmth.”

Is your mattress too hot? It might be time to switch. Let us know if you’ve ever found a cooling mattress that works!

Custom Mattress in a Box for RVs Trucks & More: Tochta RV Mattress Review

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Custom RV Mattress

Hello unboxers! Today we’re reviewing a Tochta RV Mattress. Tochta is an affordable CUSTOM MATTRESS for your RV, travel trailer, boat, van, truck, sofa sleeper, motorhome, or any non-standard space.

You can get standard sizes but Tochta specializes in rv mattress replacement: when you need a cut corner, a short queen, etc.

They build the RV and luxury trailers as cheap as they can. It’s pathetic. That’s why Tochta is such a great solution – it’s actually a luxury mattress and yet it’s priced so low.

What we like most about Tochta is that they’ve been in business for over 25 years and have a high quality product that many people need. They manufacture and sell both standard size and custom mattresses that are sent to you in a box. It’s the first company like this that we’ve ever reviewed.

First, disclosures: We requested and were given a Cortana foam mattress and while we weren’t paid to do this review, if you buy a Tochta rv mattress, we’ll make a commission.

If you found this review useful, please use our link unboxmattress.com/tochta and if you call in or email in your order, tell them you were referred by Unbox Mattress. We may earn a small commission on purchases. 

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How Tochta Works

  1. Use their custom builder and enter your own custom dimensions. Their website lists most of the standard RV sizes too.
  2. Select the thickness you want – see below for more specific mattress dimensions offered and all the custom options available.
  3. See your price! Queen size mattress start at $378.

Tochta RV Mattress Review

We worked with Brissa over at the Mother She Wrote blog or on YouTube as Mother She Wrote. Brissa is remodeling her RV and needed a more comfortable mattress. We loved that Tochta came shipped in a box, the fair prices and great quality. Watch our Totcha RV mattress review here:

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Tochta RV Mattress Review: Top 10 Features

Brian is the owner of Tochta and from the start we talked with him directly and got a feeling about his knowledge and passion for his product.

We asked why he started Tochta, here’s what he told us:

“I’ve replaced the mattresses in every RV I’ve ever owned. It was no sweat for me because I happen to own a mattress manufacturing business, right?!  We would end up replacing the mattresses in our friends RV’s too, and their friends, and so on. It took me long enough to figure out that we had a real solution to a REAL problem! So I finally created TOCHTA.

I wanted to create a site which would offer only quality mattresses with instant pricing without having to jump through hoops with emails and phone calls.  I know that I personally get turned off with difficult shopping experiences, so I wanted it to be as easy as possible.  I think we’ve created an incredible product, using only high quality materials, with an easy shopping experience for virtually any size mattress, and true factory direct pricing.”

He also told us why he named the company Tochta and he told us the word means “mattress” in the Irish Gaelic language (and his wife is part Irish). Another lucky mattress!

And now for reason #1 to love Tochta custom mattress:

#1: Tochta is not a new bed in a box company – they’ve been manufacturing mattresses for other brands for over 25 years!

We reached out to Brian, the owner to get the story about Tochta. He told us they’ve sold 2 million pieces for retailers but he had a concern that many ordered what he thinks were crappy mattresses.

I know what it takes to make a quality mattress, and I’m appalled at the unnecessary gimmicks and tactics thrust onto the mattress buying consumer.  But we’ve been pretty much cornered into making what our customers (the retail stores who sell mattresses) demand, and that usually ends up being an inferior product with fluffed up gimmicks.

#2: Most RV Mattresses SUCK and finding a replacement is not easy!

Brian wanted to do something about that. As an RV owner himself, he saw that most of the mattresses in his RVs are about the worst quality possible! RV owners spend a LOT of money on their “home away from home”, and the mattress in it is usually junk. If you try to buy a replacement it’s tough to find the right size. Which leads to reason #3.

#3: Custom mattresses in about any size, shape or cut you need to fit your RV or unique requirements.

If you are lucky enough to find the size that you need, it’s usually poor quality and still very expensive. Tochta makes CUSTOM SIZES at an affordable price.

The other guys can only make the 6 standard sizes (Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and Cal King).  Tochta also makes the short queen, RV bunk, Eastern king and more. We’ve never seen so many sizes!

They also make custom sizes which means they make virtually ANY size, ANY shape, and ANY special cuts (corners, notches, etc).

Their website gives instant pricing for any thickness of mattress you want between 4″-10″.  So note that you can get a thicker mattress, you just need to call for a price quote. You just put in the dimensions.

Tochta Mattress Dimensions

Ok, there are some limits to what Tochta can do. Here are the ranges that Totcha can manufacture a mattress for:

  • 2” – 12” thick
  • 2” – 88” wide
  • 2” – 100” long
  • Unique corner cuts

custom mattress sizes

Check it out at Unboxmattress.com/Tochta

#4 Tochta mattresses are made in California, not China.

Many companies claim to be “direct” to consumer, yet they have no factory. Tochta is made in California and is made when you order it. Mattresses are made in 1-3 business days, and shipped via UPS ground anywhere in the continental United States. You’ll get your bed in about 1 week after you order.

Shipping is free. Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii is available for an additional charge which will be noted before checkout.

#5: Three different types of mattresses to choose from.

In addition to the sizes, Tocha is made from they have 3 models. There isn’t a huge price difference between them (surprisingly) but of course when you add thickness and size the price will be higher. After you put in the dimensions you want or choose from one of their sizes, you will choose the model. So that means you will choose the thickness and dimensions first. We got the Utopia.

Journey which is their basic quality mattress made of memory foam. It’s the lowest priced model.
Cortana which is a more firm bed that’s naturally hypo-allergenic, mold, mildew & dust mite resistant. It has a small layer of latex.
Utopia is their top model that’s more plush and made of memory foam.

Tochta mattress models

#6: Get an Instant Price Quote Online.

On their website you can order virtually any size and/or special cut, and get an instant price as long as it fits their specs.

This a unique approach for the RV mattress space. It’s not just for RVs though. You can buy ANY mattress for your home or RV. Their pricing is better than most bed in a box brands starting at $378 for a queen size in their Journey line.

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#7 100 Days Sleep Trial and a less than 1% return rate.

Tochta offers a risk free 100 night money back guarantee. There is free shipping to you but you’re responsible for shipping charges on the return.

We asked Brian what the return rate is from Tochta and he said they rarely get them because people order what they want and love it.

#8: High quality mattresses at factory direct pricing.  

Tochta is the actual manufacturer, so this company is not a bunch of techies who created a website and marketed it.  They’ve made beds for a long time (yes, they make the beds).

#9: Tochta mattresses have a 10 year warranty.

This is pretty on par with other bed in a box mattresses but as we noted the prices are lower. The customer experience with Tochta is excellent and even though they’re a large manufacturer it still feels like a family run business where they care about every customer. We really like that!

#10: High quality memory foam.

Tochta uses a 4 lb memory foam, but say there are many different 4 lb memory foams out there that feel and perform much different, in terms of comfort, firmness, recovery, and durability.

Questions and Answers

Do you make for pick up truck back seats for those whose occupation requires them to sleep in truck?
Yes, Tochta can make a mattress to fit the area, but not the actual seat. Just visit use the custom mattress builder. Enter in the dimensions (L x W x H) that you need, and it will give you an instant quote on each of their 3 models.

Each model is made of high resilient foam, latex, and gel memory foam. Orders are processed within 5 working days, and shipped for FREE! If what you need requires specialty construction, they can do that too! Just email them. 

If some of these RV’s cost thousand and thousands of dollars, well why should you have to buy a comfortable mattress for it?

That’s the whole point of Tochta. You’d think the manufacturers would put a decent mattress in an RV, but as RV owners know, that’s usually not the case. Why should you have to suffer with a bad mattress when you’re on a vacation??

I like that it is modifiable for shape. But how much does it weigh? Some brands weigh quite a bit. After 5 years, it weighs much, much more! How does this compare for lightness?

Tochta’s thickest model (10″) only weighs about 63lbs in a Queen size. If you use their custom mattress builder you can order any thickness you want (between 4″-10″), which allows your mattress to be even lighter.

Can I order a Tochta mattress for my home?

Yes, absolutely. Choose from regular sizes or these: Twin, Twin XL, Full, RV Full, Full XL, Queen, Short Queen, RV King, Short King, Eastern King, and California King.

Does Tochta make mattresses that fold in half for hybrid trailers?

Yes they do. Contact them to get you a quote on a “hinged” mattress that folds. Enter COMFY25 for $25 off!

How about pop-up campers? Those mattresses are harder to change when they have to fold inside the camper. My mattress is horribly uncomfortable!

Yes they can make mattresses than “hinge” to fold away, or any other special requests too. Contact them for a price quote and please tell them Unbox Mattress sent you.

How long does it take the mattress to expand once it’s out of the box and layers of plastic?

No need to wait hours for your mattress to expand. The mattress fully expands in about 20-30 seconds. Watch our Tochta unboxing video to see what it looks like.

What if I’m really tall and need a very long mattress to fit me?

Tochta can do that too. They can be made longer than 72 inches long. You might need to call to get a custom quote though.

Are the mattresses constructed with both sides the same, maybe with a center core that might be for stability, so they can be turned if for whatever reason sag occurs? Hate these new ones sided mattresses. Sooner or later they give, and turning over to re-level has always been the only way to at least temporarily remedy that.

Tochta beds are one sided but use only high density foams, latex and memory foam. The “quick recovery” memory foam they use doesn’t “sink in” like so many others. It provides a “push back” support to provide comfort, support, and balance at the same time.

Since they’re truly factory direct, and not just a website claiming to be while subbing out the work to other manufacturing channels, they can use the highest quality materials, while still beating the competitions price.

Tochta can cut out all of the unnecessary mark ups between you and the manufacturer, which is us! You can expect incredible comfort, and durability.

What if in our RV we have a queen now with 2 night stands but want it to be King size. Can you cut the top down 25 inches at a queen size and then go to a king size the rest of the way if we have you exact dimensions?

Yes, Tochta can make virtually ANY size/shape/thickness that you need. Special cuts and shapes are no problem. You can actually email them a diagram of what you need and email it to them for a quote right away!

Do you make a mattress for a Murphy bed (queen). I have concerns that the bed frame won’t raise up and store properly if the mattress is too thick. 

Yes, Tochta makes a thinner mattress you can use for a Murphy bed or soft sleeper, bunk beds, etc. Need a horse shoe cut for your boat, they can do it!

I have a latex allergy, does Totcha have latex in it?

Choose the Journey mattress – it doesn’t have latex. The Utopia mattress is a luxury mattress, with 1″ of latex as it’s 2nd layer so it’s nowhere near the surface (it’s underneath the top 2″ layer of the mattress), so you would not be anywhere near it. But if you are concerned, the Journey is the best option for you.

Is Tochta fireproof?

The federal government requires all mattresses sold in the US to meet very stringent burn tests, known as 16 CFR 1633 and 1632. An independent lab places two testing burners right next to the top panel and side of the mattress. They are ignited for approximately 30-50 seconds and then removed. Finely calibrated instruments record the rate of heat release, as well as total heat release. If a mattress continues to burn and penetrates the barrier, it will fail immediately. Our mattresses pass these tests easily.

How well do these hold up in cold weather?

You don’t want to sleep on a brick when it gets cold outside (or inside). Memory foam is known to be harder in cold and softer with heat. Tochta’s memory foam layer has an additive called “Omni-Temp”, which minimizes the “hardening” found in so many other memory foam mattresses when it gets cold.

I want one!

That wraps up our Tochta mattress review! If you have any questions we’ll try to answer every one. Just leave them in the comments below.

Thank you for using our link should you decide to order a Tochta for your RV!

Oh, and Brian told us that they hope to add custom sheets to their line sometime in 2019! In the meantime, we found some short sheet sets that you can see in our article about why order a short profile mattress

Honest DreamCloud Mattress Review

Dreamcloud mattress review

Hello Unboxers! Join us today for an honest DreamCloud mattress review. Dreamcloud is a hybrid mattress which means it has memory foam and springs.

Dreamcloud Review

The main points you need to know about Dreamcloud are:

  • A full 15 inches in height
  • Hybrid luxury mattress that comes in a box (bag actually) and has springs
  • Memory foam with a firmer touch that won’t sink a lot or get too warm
  • Has side handles to help you move your mattress
  • European style tufted mattress with a box top design – each square is like a little cloud
  • Has an incredible 1 year trial period and lifetime warranty

Dreamcloud mattress review


Tufted European Style Hybrid Mattress in a Box

The top is a European pillow top style mattress with high end cashmere cover and tufting we don’t usually see in a boxed mattress. It really comes in a very large, durable bag. They offer a white glove service and will set up your mattress for you in your home.

To be honest, DreamCloud makes other mattresses in a box seem boring by comparison. There’s just a lot more going on with this mattress, so let’s get into the details.

We’re reviewing the queen size DreamCloud, which was given to us for the purpose of this review. We’re affiliates of DreamCloud.

Learn More About Dreamcloud

Dreamcloud mattress handle
This is the only mattress we’ve reviewed that has handles on the side!

Dreamcloud Review

We know how tough it can be to decide on an online mattress that you’ll love. This customer tried Purple mattress twice! But in the end she found and stuck with Dreamcloud.

Here’s what she said:

Got ours delivered and set up yesterday. So far it’s great! My hubby has back issues and we have gone through every mattress imaginable, from Tempurpedic to Purple. We had bought a Stearns Fosters and liked the firmness and the coils for support but not the huge price tag and the big buttons we could feel through several layers. This is our 11th mattress in the last 2 years….ELEVEN!! The last one we purchased was a Christelli mattress and it started having issues after 6mos but because they only have a 60 day trial period we are now out $2500. Looking forward to seeing how this mattress hold up over this next year.

Here are the mattress brands she tried, listed in order:
1. Tempurpedic
2. Linenspa (Amazon)
3. Tuft and needle
4. Purple
5. Casper
6. Leesa
7. Lull
8. Stearns and Foster hybrid with cooling
9. Purple again
10. Christelli
11. DreamCloud

Why Dreamcloud?

“So far it’s been great. My husband needs a firmer bed and this is firm enough for him but still soft enough for me.”

” My husband is a big guy and that’s the problem we had with all of the others. Some were just too thin of a mattress, 10” is not enough when it’s just foam.”
Jennifer Smith Kiggans

When you hear the word cloud you think soft but the DreamCloud will only be your dream mattress if you like your bed on the firm end. In fact, it’s the most firm bed in a box mattress we’ve tested so far.

Honestly, we thought DreamCloud would be too soft. We usually steer away from a memory foam mattress for that reason. However, it’s actually more firm than expected. The mattress does warm up to your body, but not a lot. So if you sleep warm you can rest easy with this mattress.

dreamcloud tufting
Dreamcloud tufting

The Dreamcloud mattress doesn’t actually come in a box, it comes in a double layer of bags. Yes, that’s right it’s boxless! It arrived in great condition and delivery was fast.

It weighs 94 lbs. The mattress was rolled up in layers of plastic and well protected. Everything about it spoke to its quality.

Dreamcloud offers a lease-to-own finance option if you are unable to pay in full which is helpful.

Size Price
Twin XL SOLD OUT (no price given)
Full $1,399
Queen $1,599
King $1,699
CA King (4" longer and narrower than a king) $1,699
Looking for a Dreamcloud discount code? Get $200 Off DreamCloud Luxury Mattress

You can’t beat the sleep trial or warranty on this mattress! When you think of clouds, think eternity because it will be free from defects in workmanship and materials for as long as you own and use the mattress.

The lifetime warranty – or as long as you own it – works like this:

  • For the first 10 years of ownership, they will replace your mattress with a brand new DreamCloud at absolutely no charge to you if defective in workmanship and materials.
  • In years 10+ they will completely repair and re-cover your DreamCloud, or replace your DreamCloud and all transportation charges will be waived if a manufacturing defect(s) or a materials failure is confirmed to exist.

You get a full year sleep trial on this bed. That means you can get a full refund, no shipping or fees, if you change your mind in the first YEAR. Did you know Mattress Firm gives you 30 days trial on their mattresses and charges you almost $80 for a return? That’s why we love that you get plenty of time to decide what you think. Plus you’re not out anything if you don’t keep it.

Dreamcloud comes with a 20 year guarantee, which is also generous. While you may never need it, the warranty and sleep trial, helps give you peace of mind that you’ll be happy your purchase.

lying on a dreamcloud

Some people mention a terrible smell and odor once it’s open, but it really wasn’t that terrible. There wasn’t a strong offgassing. Mattresses from the same brand may have more or less new bed smell to them depending on the manufacturing process and how long they aired out before being wrapped in plastic. So your bed may be different than someone else’s.

Dreamcloud is CertiPUR-US® approved. These foams are made without ozone depleters, PBDE flame retardants, mercury, lead and other heavy metals, formaldehyde, phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. They are Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million).

Dreamcloud sleep review

Dreamcloud has 8 layers which isn’t as many as some other luxury brands but it has higher end detailing and a cashmere cover.

Top Layer – TrueTufted Cashmere Top
This is the dreamiest part of the mattress. Their Cashmere cover provides breathability, adds premium softness and is naturally resistant to bedbugs.

Layer 2 – Gel Infused Memory Foam
Contouring support that conforms to your body but won’t leave you stuck and overheating. DreamCloud’s gel infused foam is cooling and supportive.

Layer 3 – Quilted Memory Foam
They say it’s soft but we already covered that!

Layer 4 – Natural Latex
DreamCloud’s hypoallergenic super premium natural latex layer provides a cushioning bounce for extra give and added contouring.

Layer 5 – DreamPlush Supporting Memory Foam
Luxurious high-density memory foam provides deep contouring support and the best of all possible dreamworlds.

Layer 6 – Super Dense Super Soft Memory Foam
DreamCloud’s Super dense foam keeps your back in alignment and cradles your spine no matter what sleep position you prefer.

Layer 7 – Patent-Pending ‘BestRest’ Coils
A five-zoned foam encased pocketed micro coil compression system provides unmatched dream support from head to toe.

Layer 8 – High-Density Super Soft Memory Foam

More details about what’s inside a Dreamcloud:
Medical Grade Visco Elastic Memory Foam
Hi Core 9.2 Grade Foam
High Vegetable Base Super Core 5 lb Support Foam
Patented Spring Coils with 5 zoned encased micro coils

Shop Dreamcloud


You need a platform, adjustable base or metal frame to put your new DreamCloud on. As with the other boxed mattresses it doesn’t come with box springs, only the top mattress.

Want to book your own 365 night stay on DreamCloud? Get started at unboxmattress.com/dreamcloud

When you use our link you help support our small business. Thank you!


New Purple Mattress Review of the Purple 2, Purple 3 and Purple 4

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Purple has the original Purple mattress (and is keeping it) but recently added 3 new hybrid mattresses the Purple2, Purple3 and Purple4. How are they different and are they any good? Our new Purple mattress review will help you decide! 

New Purple Mattress Review (2018)

Purple mattress has come a long way in 2 years! In 2016 Purple launched with their premiere bed in a box mattress. Then in 2018, they released 3 new Purple mattresses that are more of a showroom mattress.


Note: we are affiliates of Purple and will earn a commission should you make a purchase.

Getting a good night’s sleep isn’t always easy! Many people struggle to get to sleep or they find themselves waking up during the night. This is often caused by a poor quality mattress which can cause stress to the body’s pressure points or change the natural alignment of the spine. Or your mattress can make you get too warm at night, keeping you awake.

A bed in a box mattress like Purple can help you in your search for a good night’s sleep. They are technologically advanced mattresses that are delivered directly to your front door.  Purple is a leading manufacturer of bed in a box mattresses. They have developed a cult following with many thousands of happy customers around the world.

In fact, one commenter on our “new Purple mattress review” YouTube video, said this about his Purple mattress:

“I hope they stay in business forever. Because my life has been changed by sleeping on this mattress. I’ve thought about buying 1-2 spare mattresses & storing them just in case they do go out of business.”

The Original Purple Mattress

Compared to the new Purple mattresses, the original seems pretty basic now! This is still a great mattress and value, but it doesn’t really compare to the new Purple mattresses, as you’ll soon see. The original comes compressed and rolled up in a box. The new ones are made upon order and delivered to your bedroom flat.

Here’s what the original Purple mattress looks like:

original Purple mattress

3 New Purple Mattresses

One of Purple’s key to success is their comfort grid technology, which is unlike almost anything on the market. In a world full of all-the-same foam block mattresses, Purple is truly unique. It’s made with an advanced polymer that can transfer the weight of pressure points to other areas on its surface. All Purple mattresses feature this polymer.

The grid is famous for the raw egg test which shows how it collapses around your pressure points but stays supportive everywhere else.

You will see just how much heavier and taller the new Purple mattresses are in the charts below (which also include prices).

We HIGHLY recommend you get a Purple brand mattress protector to go with your bed and put it on before you sleep on it for the first time. This greatly enhances the life of your mattress and keeps it clean. The covers on the new Purple beds aren’t removable so you can’t wash them. Plus, you’ll want a waterproof barrier to prevent sweat and liquids from getting into the interior of the mattress.

Home Delivery

The new Purple mattresses come rolled up (compressed) and in a purple duffle bag but unlike the original, they’re delivered to your door and set up in your room for you.

Note: All of the Purple brand sheets, protectors and bases will fit the new mattresses as well as the original Purple. All are ordered online and come shipped to you in a box but the newer beds are delivered and set up. You will  need a base as they sell the mattress separately. We recommend the Purple Powerbase.

Purple 2 Mattress

Purple mattress 2
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11 inches tall.

Size/Dimensions Weight Price
Twin XL 38”x80” 77 lbs $1,299
Queen 60”x80” 122 lbs $1,599
King 76”x80” 149 lbs $1,899
CA King 72”x84” 148 lbs $1,899

Purple 3 Mattress

Purple 3
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12 inches tall.

Dimensions Weight Price
Twin XL 38”x80” 91 lbs $1,899
Queen 60”x80” 145 lbs $2,199
King 76”x80” 176 lbs $2,699
CA King 72”x84” 175 lbs $2,699

Purple 4

the new Purple mattress 4
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13 inches tall.

Size/Dimensions Weight Price
Twin XL 38”x80” 105 lbs $2,499
Queen 60”x80” 168 lbs $2,799
King 76”x80” 204 lbs $3,499
CA King 72”x84” 202 lbs $3,499

Can you finance a Purple Mattress? 
Yes, you can qualify for a payment plan for all the new Purple mattresses. Get it through Purple’s website. You can get approved within seconds, see all of the terms and schedule automatic payments. You may also get interest free payments – a queen Purple 3 starts at around $100 a month.

Layers of a Purple Mattress

Each of the new Purple mattresses are the same except for how much comfort grid they have. They’re constructed from 5 components (from top to bottom):

Comfort stretch cover
A synthetic cover (98% polyester / 2% spandex) that is stretchy, breathable, and comfortable. This is thicker than the original cover and is made to stretch and move with the comfort grid system. It also has the word PURPLE embroidered on it in purple thread.

Purple® Smart Comfort Grid™
Made from the Purple’s® Hyper-Elastic Polymer™ technology, this section is designed to transfer weight from your pressure points (shoulders and hips) and support the rest of your body. It is soft to touch but firm enough to support your entire weight.

Specialized Comfort Foam
This is a layer of ultra-durable polyurethane foam that acts as a transition layer between the Smart Comfort Grid™ and the supporting layers. It is certified by CertiPUR-US.

Responsive Support Coils
The next layer is Purple® Smart Comfort Grid™, a layer of individual cells that provide pressure relief and support. They are individually fabric-encased steel coils (which the original Purple mattress did not include). This adds structure to the mattress. These are also designed to be quiet (not make noise).

This is an inside look at a Purple 2:

new Purple mattress layers

Edge Support

Purple has Plexus side panels around the perimeter of the bed. The side panels hold it all together. This is new. In the original Purple the comfort grid extends to the edges. Now there’s a layer that provides more support so you can sleep on the edge without feeling like you might roll off. It doesn’t collapse on the end or sides.

Sleep Cooler

They are made from a strong, breathable material that helps to keep your mattress cool. If you’re one of 51% of people who sleep warm, you’ll love this bed. While no mattress truly cools, you’re not going to get sweaty like you do with most foam beds. The grid system as well as the breathable cover lets air flow between the layers as well as between you and the bed.

Don’t take our word for it though. Purple was rated one of the coolest mattresses to sleep on by Consumer Reports.

Purple 4 mattress

New Purple mattress Sizes and Dimensions

All new Purple mattresses are available in these sizes. See dimensions in the tables above.

The only difference between the three new models is how thick the purple stuff is (the super stretchy polymer as they call it). The Purple2 has a 2-inch thick layer, the Purple3 has a 3-inch top layer, and (you guessed it) the Purple4 has a 4-inch top layer.

The new Purple beds are also much thicker than the original which is a shortie at 9.5″ deep. Purple 2 is 11 inches tall, Purple 3 is 12 inches, and Purple 4 is 13 inches.

What Makes Purple So Different?

The main feature that sets Purple mattresses apart from products made by other manufacturers is the Purple Smart Comfort Grid. This is a patented material that does a wonderful job at transferring weight from pressure points on the mattress.

The Specialized Comfort Foam is superior to the foam used by most bed in a box manufacturers. The breathable Plexus Side Panels and hypoallergenic cover help to keep you cool while you sleep.

What is sleeping on Purple really like?

Sleeping on a Purple mattress is very different to sleeping on a traditional spring coil mattress. It will take some time for your body to adapt to changes, so patience is required when trying one for the first time. Most people are used to the mattress after a couple of weeks. The most noticeable benefits obtained from using a Purple mattress include:

Better spine alignment
The softness and support provided by the Purple mattress helps to keep your spine naturally curved as you sleep. It works well for both back sleepers and side sleepers.

Suffer from back pain? A mattress can really help and Purple especially. Pair with the Purple adjustable base for even more relief. Just put in zero gravity and it’s like you’re sleeping on a Lazy Boy but you actually have room to move around (and there’s room for your dog, spouse, etc).

Extremely comfortable
The breathable top layer, Purple Smart Comfort Grid™ and supporting layers make it very soft and comfortable to sleep on. The unique thing about Purple mattresses is that they are both soft and firm simultaneously, thanks to the way that the smart comfort grid distributes weight.

Motion isolation
This is another feature that many people love. The Smart Comfort Grid helps to isolate you from other people who are moving in the bed. That means you are less likely to wake up if your partner gets out of bed or your dog jumps onto the bed. It has very low motion transfer – the flexible comfort grid seems to absorb movement.

Won’t sleep hot
The breathable materials used in the Purple mattress make it easier for heat to dissipate. This gives you much more control over your temperature as you simple add or remove blankets to get the temperature “just right”.

Memory foam is known to get soft as it warms with your body heat. Purple has no memory foam in it – ZERO. In addition, the grid is not a solid surface and is covered by a breathable cover. That means there is air flow next to your body. Purple is temperature neutral and you’ll never feel that stuck feeling like you can get with other mattresses.

Sleep Trial of the New Purple Mattress

Purple mattresses all come with a 100 night trial (you can return the mattress in the first 100 nights and get a refund so you’re out nothing, not even shipping) – this is the same as the original Purple mattress.


Just like the original Purple, the Purple2, Purple3 and Purple4 all come with a 10 year warranty.

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How To Return Purple Mattress

What happens if you decide you want to return your Purple mattress within the 100 sleep trial? It’s easy and quick. Just call customer service and they’ll ask you how you want to return it. Since it’s impossible to get it put back into the bag you won’t be asked to ship it. Options include, donate it to charity, or schedule an in-home pick up.

The Downside of Buying the New Purple Mattress

The downsides include:

The new Purple® mattress is more expensive than many other bed in a box mattresses but it’s a steal when compared to other showroom mattresses. Of course, you get what you pay for! Cheaper mattresses tend to use low quality materials and do not have the same technologically advanced features as a Purple® mattress.

Heavier people may need a thicker mattress
People who weight more than 280 pounds may need to purchase the more expensive Purple2, Purple3 or Purple4 to obtain the same level of comfort.

Base selection
Purple says that you should not use this mattress on a box spring base. They recommend using the floor, a platform bed, an adjustable or foundation base. Whatever base you get, it must be able to support a lot of weight – you, your mattress and anyone sleeping on your bed. This mattress base supports up to 1,600 lbs or you can get the one from Purple. Purple also has an adjustable bed called the Purple Powerbase.

Our verdict
The new Purple mattress is a remarkable product. The incredible technology used by this bed makes it one of the best beds on the market. And it’s one of the few truly unique beds because of the comfort grid. Of course, the cost is higher than some other bed in a box mattresses, but you really do get what you pay for with this bed.

This is the bed we sleep on (a king Purple4) and it’s our top pick. We give it our highest recommendation. We’ve had one since Purple was founded and it’s held up perfectly with no indentations or issues. We continue to get a great night’s sleep on a Purple mattress!


Who sells Purple mattresses?
Most people buy their Purple mattress from their website. However, you can also purchase an original Purple mattress from selected retailers like Amazon. The new Purple mattresses are also at select Mattress Firm locations.

What is the new Purple mattress made of?
Stretchy, Breathable Cover: Top: 98% polyester / 2% spandex
Plexus Side Panels: 99% polyester / 1% spandex
Smart Comfort Grid™ is Hyper-Elastic Polymer™ with non-toxic polyethylene copolymer non-stick coating
Responsive Support Coils: Individually fabric-encased steel coils.
Transition layer: Polyurethane Foam

How much do Purple mattresses weigh?
The new Purple mattress are heavier than the original, with the Purple3 King size mattresses weighing over 200 lbs.

How long is the warranty on Purple mattresses?
The warranty is 10 years and you have a 100 night trial period.

Has the Purple mattress cover changed?
The new cover is  slightly thicker than the last one and instead of being quilted like the original, it’s one piece, and stretchy. You can pull up on it and lift the whole top of the mattress cover up and it will bounce back into shape. That allows for the flexibility that’s key to this mattress so it can shift and move with your body weight while not waking up the person next to you. It’s truly unique in that way!

The new mattress cover is removable. It unzips at the bottom and it’s one piece (not two like the original). Purple says not to wash the cover but to spot clean it. The issue is that you might have bleeding from the grey part onto the white. The custom stitching may not make it through the wash either. So be sure to get one of their mattress protectors.

new Purple mattress cover

How much do the new Purple mattresses cost?
Prices start at $1,299 for the Twin XL Purple2 and go up to $3,499 for the Purple4 Cal King.

Can you get a Purple mattress discount code?
Check their website for free upgrades such as a free Purple pillow or sheets with a purchase of a mattress. No code needed, it will automatically be added to your order.

What did Consumer Reports say about Purple mattress?

Consumer Reports hasn’t yet reviewed the new Purple mattresses but they’re ranked in the top 10. Read Consumer Reports Purple Mattress.

Which new Purple mattress should I get?
The choice is individual but the more grid the more bounce and submersive experience. We think the Purple 3 is a good selection for most people because we found the original didn’t have enough of the purple grid thickness as we’d like.

The Purple 4 is ideal if you want to sink in more and/or are heaviest. This one is best for those who are very heavy who would otherwise hit the foam layer and not get as many benefits of the grid for cushioning your pressure points.

Do any of the new Purple mattresses come in a full size?

Yes, they all now come in a full.

We hope you enjoyed reading New Purple Mattress Review (2018)! Do you have any questions about any of the new mattresses? Post a comment and we’ll help you out.

Are Mattresses Shipped in a Box As High Quality as Other Mattresses?

Bed in a box mattress delivery

While at the Vegas Furniture Market Unbox Mattress had a conversation with a mattress retailer who doesn’t have an affiliate program or an appreciate for online mattress retailers. It got a bit heated. Her claim was that mattresses shipped in a box are lower quality than the brands retailers sell.

Not so.

Consumer Reports recently addressed the question – are the mattress shipped in a box as good as traditional mattress brands? The answer? YES!

Bed in a box mattress delivery

Mattress Myth: Online Brands Not As High Quality as Mattress Store Brands

One of the arguments we hear from mattress retailers is that only brands aren’t as durable or as good as their brand names. The technology isn’t as good as say, Tempur-Pedics of the world.

Here’s what Consumer Reports had to say about that: “We’ve seen several bed-in-a-box mattresses come through the lab that perform consistently, at a level of Good to Excellent, for sleepers of every body size and sleeping style…In fact, the top-rated foam beds-in-a-box score Very Good or Excellent in our support tests for petite, average, and large and/or tall sleepers. Source

mattress shipped in a box

Return Rates for Boxed Mattresses vs Mattress Stores

Another indication of quality is return rates. Online brands make returns as pain-free as possible and usually have 100+ day return policies.

It’s not bad, considering you cannot try out most boxed mattresses before you buy it (though you usually get a full refund, including shipping if you change your mind within the generous return window .

  • 7% of bed-in-a-box that are purchased are returned (according to 1010data, a data analytics company).
  • 2.2% of mattresses sold are returned at Mattress Firm which highly discourages returns with a fee of $79.99 (source). Most consumers are probably deterred by the high fee. Also according to Consumer Reports most people know if they like a bed they lie on within the first 20 minutes so they may get it correct the first time.

How Much Market Share Do Online Mattress Companies Have?

Online brands are still relatively new. Many are startups who’re new to the industry (former online marketers). According to Trade publication Furniture Today, bed in a box mattresses make up  12% of the market in 2017, which is double what it was in 2014 (it took 3 years to double in size).

mattress store

Blending of Online and Offline Models

Over time both models – offline and online – are starting to blend. For example,  Purple mattress tested their new mattress models in Mattress Firm stores which you could argue is an antithesis of what they stand for. You can try a Leesa at West Elm stores. Casper brings beds to you and has products at Target stores.

Casper is ranked #4 and #5 for the top rated foam bed in a box mattresses. Use code UNBOX50 to save $50 on Casper.

Retailers are hiring ecommerce managers and coming out with boxed bed of their own with creative names that are part of the culture: Sealy has Cocoon. Sleep Number has it Bed. However, it seems less likely they’ll create an affiliate program or work with mattress reviewers as aggressively as online-first brands.

Top Bed in a Box Brands

In tests, here’s some of the top performers:

Top bed in a box mattresses

Purple vs Ghostbed

and for innerspring or hybrid mattresses:

voila mattress

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Have you heard of any of the top mattresses shipped in a box? Have you purchased one?