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Best Plush Mattress Bed in a Box with a LIFETIME Warranty

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A lot of bed in a box mattresses come in medium firm – so it can be more difficult to find a truly soft mattress that comes in a box. Keep reading to find our top pick for a truly plush mattress that you can buy online.

Plush Mattress Bed in a Box

We’ve tested a lot of bed in a box brands over the years and here’s what we’ve learned: it’s easy to find a medium option that’s not especially soft or firm. It’s harder to find the outliers. Why? Most boxed companies only offer one or two models. To keep down costs they streamline production and try to meet the average person’s preferences.

When we talk to our customers the ones we hear from the most are the ones who are disappointed with most bed in a box selections. The beds they’ve tried aren’t soft enough. If you want to feel warm and snuggled into your mattress then our top pick is Puffy. The Puffy Lux in particular is the most plush. It’s softer than Nectar, Casper and other well-known brands.

Go to Puffy.com and Use code BESTPUFFY275 to save $275

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Puffy Mattress is Truly Plush

Our favorite plush bed is the Puffy mattress. If you haven’t heard of it, Puffy is very soft and cushy. Puffy was the bed featured on the Ellen show and has very high reviews and ratings.

Clouds are embroidered into the cover to remind you of that feeling like you’re sleeping on clouds. Even the name Puffy makes you think of a giant marshmallow that you fall into and it hugs around you, cradling you off to sleep…

Puffy clouds bed coverHowever, there’s a drawback that often comes with soft and that is getting too warm. As you sleep your body warms the mattress and you sink further into the memory foam. Over time that heat gets trapped in the indentation where you’re lying. Even if you usually don’t get hot, you can with a soft memory foam mattress. Additionally, you might be fine in the winter but find yourself too hot in the summer.

That’s why Puffy added an additional layer to each mattress called Climate-Adaptive Regulation foam.  This foam provides high pressure-relieving capabilities across a broad range of temperature and humidity levels. As your bed gets warm/cool it contracts and expands. You’ll notice this when the season changes. Specifically, the new layer is designed to prevent contraction in the cold and expansion in the heat to avoid overheating and for a more even sleep temperature.

Puffy comes in the original and the Puffy Lux.

The Difference Between Puffy and Puffy Lux

Puffy has two models right now, the Puffy and the Puffy Lux. They’re similar but have some differences. First, what the two mattresses have in common: 2 inches of Climate-Adaptive Regulation foam.

The Puffy has 3 layers of foam and is 10″ thick.

The Puffy Lux has 4″ of foam and is 12″ thick, so an additional 2 inches and has an additional layer of foam. They look identical except for the height difference.

Which is the softest?

If you want the softest of the Puffy models, get the Lux. The original is rated 6 – 8 Medium-Firm Comfort although we’d rate it a 4-5. They give the Lux a rating of 5-7, meaning it will be softer than the original.

Puffy Mattress Price

The cost of the king is just over $1,150 at the time of writing. The Lux is $1,795.

Puffy Mattress Coupon

Get $250 off The Puffy with the code BESTPUFFY and $275 off the Puffy Lux with the code BESTPUFFY275.

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Can you Buy a Puffy Mattress through Affirm?

What about financing a Puffy so you get the bed now yet pay over time? Puffy has PayPal and credit card but does not use Affirm. Instead they use a company called Klarna which is like Affirm. If you don’t have a credit card or want to pay monthly to make your mattress purchase more affordable with your budget, it’s a great option.

Made in the USA, No offgassing

We love that Puffy is 100% made in the USA. We find (generally speaking) that means less offgassing than beds made in China. In truth, we didn’t notice any smell at all from the Puffy and we’re sensitive to that offgassing smell that’s so familiar to anyone who reviews mattresses.

Every part of the Puffy memory foam mattress is proudly made right here in the USA: the Cloud Cover and Cloud Foam are made here. It’s also assembled, designed and sewn in the US.

Lifetime Warranty

Both have a 101 night sleep trial so you can try it out (softness is subjective and depends on your body weight, composition, sleep position and a lot of other factors). Comes with a LIFETIME warranty.

What to Get with Your Puffy Mattress

Besides the mattress, Puffy has a basic black metal bed foundation, an adjustable base with massage (3 speeds), under bed lighting, USB ports and a 101 night sleep trial, as well as a modern gray bed frame with headboard and footboard.

With the adjustable base, you can put two twin XL mattresses together to form a split king. On a split king, each person has their own separate base and bed they can adjust to their preference. Our favorite part of an adjustable bed is the massage feature. If you wake up easily in the night, turn on the massage and it helps lull you back to sleep. Most people report that it’s the feature they use the most.

In addition Puffy has soft pillows, comforter, mattress protector and a mattress pad. The mattress pad is ideal if you already bought a mattress and like it, plus it is structurally as new but you just wish it was softer.

Always remember to buy a mattress protector and put it on before you ever sleep on your bed so it’s protected and you’ll get the most wear out of your mattress.

We appreciate that all of their products have a sleep trial, not all brands offer this on their frames.

Which Mattresses Sleep The Coolest? Top 4 Consumer Reports Picks

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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!

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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 RVs, 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

Purple Mattress Memorial Day Sale 2019 – Best Deal of the Year!

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This year’s Purple mattress Memorial Day sale Purple’s biggest sale of the year
for the Comfiest. Mattress. Ever.

Memorial day is the best time to buy a new mattress

You should be excited to go to bed and you should definitely feel awesome when you wake up. If you don’t, it’s time to upgrade your mattress. Celebrate Memorial Day with Purple’s sale! Get $100 off your Purple Mattress AND a set of FREE luxury super stretchy Purple Sheets.

Purple.com discount code

There is no coupon necessary and FREE product will be applied at checkout when purchasing a New or Original Purple Mattress.

Active military, veterans, military spouses and registered dependents save an additional 10% off the sale.

Purple memorial day saleWe’ve been a fan of Purple mattress for longer than any other brand. We try not to be biased because everyone has their own unique and beautiful differences – but we think it’s the best unboxed mattress on the market. Really. It’s what we sleep on and recommend most often to our readers.

Purple has the original and the new Purple mattresses, the Purple2, Purple3 and Purple4. The Purple4 has the most dramatic difference and is the thickest of the four styles. They’re all made in the USA. Want to learn more? Check out our Purple4 mattress review.

 Not sure which mattress to get? Compare Purple mattresses.  

Purple Mattress Memorial Day Sale

For 2019 here’s what you get when you buy a Purple mattress this weekend…

FREE Purple Sheets

Best sheets for Purple mattress? Purple sheets! Stretch Armstrong is only slightly stretchier and these sheets are a lot softer!!

You can’t get the full benefit of the flexible comfort grid on top of every Purple mattress (that cushion your pressure points) without sheets that are flexible too. Otherwise you get the drum effect when cotton non-stretchy sheets are stretched across your bed. Drums don’t belong in the bedroom!

Purple bed sheets

Purple bed sheets come in white, slate, sand and yes, PURPLE! Retail varies by size but a king is $129. Fits the new Purple mattress and the original.

Remember that the Purple mattress is the top mattress only. You do need something to put it on – they don’t recommend box springs. Suggested: the Purple base or if you’re really fancy, the Purple Powerbase.

Casper Mattress Promo Code and Review of this #1 Rated Foam Mattress

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Casper Mattress Review

“The movie star mattress” with a lot of star power…Casper is also much loved and gets the top #1 rating by Consumer Reports for the best foam mattress

Casper Promo Code

Wonder if Casper is right for you? Try it out for less. Use this Casper mattress promo code: UNBOX to save $100 off a Casper bed, here.

Or check Amazon for the best price, depending on which model you purchase. 

Save $100 on Casper

 

Casper Mattress Review

You might think friendly ghost when you hear the unique name Casper, but I like to call Casper the movie star mattress because of the star power behind it. For example, Leonardo DiCaprio and Adam Levine are investors. You’ll also find celebrities and famous Instagrammers sleeping on a Casper.

Unbox Mattress requested and was given this queen size Casper Mattress by Casper for the purposes of this review.  We weren’t paid to review Casper but we may earn a small commission should you buy one.

Casper Mattress Review

Overall, we found the regular Casper mattress to be a decent bed but we’re more wowed by the marketing and their testing than the mattress itself. However, if you love memory foam beds and want a medium soft feel, Casper might be right for you. We’ve learned that each person is unique and after getting close to the firmness, features and price you want, the next best step is to do a sleep trial.

Here’s our Casper mattress review video (we hope to review one of their higher end mattresses too):

How Casper Mattress is Made

Take a look inside of a Casper mattress.

 

Let’s break down some facts about Casper…

Materials and Layers
Casper is made of all foam. There are no springs inside. There isn’t a lot of memory foam. Rather Casper beds consist of at least 79% regular / non-memory foam.

Casper has 4 layers of foam. All foam layers are Certi-Pur certified.

  • 1.5” Open-Cell Foam
  • 1.5” Responsive Memory Foam
  • 1.5” Zoned Support™ layer provides optimal support for the shoulders and hips
  • 5.0” Durable Support Foam

10” total height (foam and cover). We like the touches that distinguish this bed from other foam mattresses with the extra support where you need it. Casper calls it zoned support. They continue to test and make adjustments to their mattress based on customer feedback.

Firmness
Casper is a medium firm mattress, right near the middle. It offers some sink but not a lot.

Temperature

One purchaser will say Casper sleeps cool (and as I said I didn’t find complaints about the temperature) but others say it’s average temperature, neutral or even warm. Overheating didn’t seem to be a big issue, likely because there’s not very much memory foam in this bed.

Price of a Casper Mattress

You’re looking at under $1k for a queen and a king is $1195 but prices change so click below to find the current pricing. 

Size Dimensions (width and length) Weight Check Price
Twin Twin XL 39" x 75" 39" x 80" 44 lbs 46 lbs
Full 54" x 75" 60 lbs
Queen 60" x 80" 71 lbs
King California King 76" x 80" 72" x 84" 91 lbs 90 lbs

Casper Mattress Pros

  • Overall, Casper doesn’t sleep hot. The thing about foam, especially memory foam is that it warms up with body heat so even if you sleep cool, a mattress can make you sweat.
  • The cover is modern and clean but not fancy – we love that it zips off from the top instead of under the mattress, which makes for easier cleaning. The zipper is sturdy and it’s sort of fun to see inside.
  • Returns are easy and customer service is responsive.

Cons of Casper Mattress

  • Not as thick as some beds – although the extra material will usually add to the price.
  • It does have offgassing. Not the worst we’ve tested but not the best either.

Facebook Comments on What’s the Best Mattress?

We sort of hate when someone asks for friend’s recommendations for a mattress without giving any criteria. Everyone is different and it’s unlikely you’re going to have the same preferences or budget as your friends.

When we saw a thread about the best mattress, a friend raved about her Casper so we reached out to ask her what she thinks so far. She’s had hers a few years. Her response? She still loves it. Will you love it? There’s only one way to know. Try it out. And be sure to get one of the Casper mattress protectors to go with it. Nobody wants to think of what gets into your mattress without one!

Really though, that’s the beauty of a boxed mattress. You can sleep on it and that’s the best way to know once you’ve narrowed down your choices. Studies show that you’re just as likely to like a traditional mattress as a boxed one – it’s about 80% across the board.

Is Casper too Firm or Too Soft?

The biggest concerns people have with a mattress are usually the feel and the durability. The feel is subjective. The number one complaint we hear is it’s too hard or it’s too soft. As far as durability – Consumer Reports tests say they test a mattress to simulate 20 years of sleeping and Casper was at the top.

You’ll like Casper if you already know you want some memory foam and softness but you like a medium firm feel. Love the sleep system – you save by buying  sheets, pillows and mattress as a bundle.

We’re not hip enough to review this mattress.

Casper and the star power behind it is the biggest story because no one else in the boxed bed industry has done what they’ve done.

From nap pods in music stores to having Uber drivers deliver mattresses in New York City, they’re definitely chic. We’ve had a Google alert on their name to follow them for over a year and we’re just waiting for their nap pods to roll into our town so we can see them in person!

Casper officially launched on April 22, 2014, and they sold $1 million worth of product in the first 28 days. They’ve recently had product placed in some American Airline flights in first class. The big problem with that? People are stealing the bedding!

Casper is an award winning mattress

Casper mattress awards

● Consumer Reports’ highest rated memory foam mattress under $1,000
● TIME ‘Invention of the Year’
● Fast Company’s ‘Innovation by Design’ winner
● Industrial Designers Society of America award winner
● Good Housekeeping 2018 Lab Pick
● #1 out of 27 top foam mattresses rated by Consumer Reports, beating out other brands such as Ghostbed, Lull, Tuft & Needle and more.

Casper consumer reports

2017 Consumer Reports ranked Casper above Ghostbed and Purple but in a 2019 issue it rose to #1.

If we could pass out award for mattresses we review, we’d give Casper awards for…

The most personality packed in a mattress

Casper is one of the original bed in a box mattress companies that we credit with infusing fun into the otherwise snoozy mattress industry.

Casper is incredible at marketing and they have fun! During the eclipse of 2017 they took over part of Casper Wyoming (their namesake city). We think they should sponsor it like Half.com sponsored a city in Oregon for a year in 2000. They could give the city a bunch of beds in exchange!

Casper created a glamping moon gazing party that people could attend to watch the eclipse on a Casper, in Casper Wyoming! We don’t know if there were any celebrities in attendance or if they had a DJ but it looked like fun!

The stars really aligned for them too because Casper, Wyoming just happened to be one of the best places in the nation to view the eclipse. Casper Wyoming was in the Line of Totality. Talk about lucky!

If you call customer service you’ll want to be placed on hold so you can listen to the lullaby music play. We tested it out and it’s true. They supposedly also have bedtime stories if you press a certain number but we haven’t confirmed that. You can try it out by calling 1 888.498.0003.

When they launched, Casper packed actual books into the mattress box. You know how cereal boxes or cracker Jack have toys inside? Well Casper had books. Because people love to read before nodding off. Today the box comes with care interactions but we thought they should include a comic book or something.

The most engineers on staff

While they’re advertising is fun, Casper is serious about their mattress. They’ve got a testing lab where they monitor and test products, and have 30 engineers on staff. They even worked with a renowned polymer chemist to make our base foam more durable.

Today Casper has the Original Casper mattress which they continue to innovate on. It’s been re-engineered to add more support in places you need it like your hips and shoulders.

Don’t forget to always use a mattress protector with your mattress. Casper does carry a highly rated mattress protector to go with your bed. As we say never let your bed go naked. You don’t want moisture getting into the mattress and breaking it down. You want your mattress to last and be sanitary so be sure to protect it.

Go to Official Website

That wraps up our Casper mattress review. What do you think of this movie star mattress? Let me know in the comments and check the video description for a link to buy along with our Casper promo code UNBOX to save $100 if you decide to try one out.

Finding the right boxed mattress for you is a bit like dating – you have to be willing to date different kinds until you find the right one. Except you get a full refund and the bed goes to charity after every breakup!

Casper Questions and Answers

Can I use a box spring with a Casper?
When you order a Casper mattress you only get the top mattress. You’ll need a surface to put it on. You can use a box springs but there’s no need to but they’re outdated and were used when mattresses were thinner and weighed less. Today’s mattresses are heavier and are made mostly of foam. You need a surface to get your mattress off the ground and help distribute your weight evenly.

Instead of box springs, it’s preferable to use a platform, bed base, adjustable base, or even put your mattress on the floor.

 

Is the New Purple Mattress Softer?

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I wrote this post while lying on my Purple mattress. I can’t sleep and wanted to take down some notes.  1,000 or so words later….this is what happens to you when you think about mattresses a lot. You have a lot of opinions. You’re a bit long winded.

One of the most common questions about the new Purple mattresses is:

Is the new Purple mattress softer?

My short answer is no, not really. If you thought the original Purple mattress was too firm you probably won’t be happier with the new Purple mattress (read or new Purple mattress review). But if you do decide, go for the Purple4 since it will have the softest feel.

is the new Purple mattress softer

At Purple headquarters, the word employees use is that the new beds are more immersive than the original Purple mattress, whatever that means.

Let’s start with that you don’t sink into a Purple mattress very much. There’s not any memory foam in it and the Smart Comfort Grid (formerly called the super stretchy polymer) has very little give. So if you want to feel any hug you’re not going to get it, but it’s not cold and unresponsive (like your ex husband or wife). But it’s definitely supportive (unlike them).

If you’re heavier, as in over 350 lbs, you’re going to want to spring for the Purple3 or 4. If you’re lighter go for the Purple2, unless you just like the look of a higher profile bed.

Still not sure which one to get?

Compare Purple Mattresses.

With other mattresses my biggest complaint is that my hips sink in so my spine isn’t aligned. It’s kind of in an uneven V shape. That’s the stuff of bad backs. With all the mattresses I review, my back needs to be pampered. If I could have anything I wanted, I’d wish for a mattress butler who followed me around and moved mattresses for me.

The Biggest Reason People Return a Purple Mattress? Too Firm

I have a hobby of asking people why they return their mattress. The most common answer is it’s too firm. Note that I also hear it’s too soft. For the same brand.

That’s the reason a sleep trial is so important, these are very personal and subjective terms. One person’s plush is another person’s too hard.

The new Purple beds don’t feel softer. Adding more comfort grid and springs doesn’t change the feel significantly. Even though I’m sleeping on the Purple4, the one with a full 4 inches of polymer (the most of any model they offer), it can’t be called soft. In other words, buy it for the height or support, not for more give.

As long as the top layer is polymer it never will be soft. Although Purple was anti springs when they were a startup and not a publicly traded company, that did something they swore they’d never do, they added springs. If you told the original Purple they’d grow up and be sold in Mattress Firm they’d never have believed you. However, I don’t see Purple adding anything above the polymer layer. It’s too integral to the brand.

And that’s not bad. Mattress Underground, the most long winded review site online, says a firmer mattress is more durable, writing that:

Firmer materials will tend to compress less and last longer than softer versions of the same material so if you are choosing between two mattresses that are both a suitable choice in terms of comfort, firmness, and PPP and one of them is slightly firmer than the other and there are no other significant differences between them that would affect durability then I would choose the one that is slightly firmer.”

Note that PPP = Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and Personal preferences

You want soft? Get a Loom and Leaf or other memory foam bed. I spoke with a woman who says after waiting to adjust to the new Purple and just wanting something softer she settled on a Loom and Leaf and has been happy.

There are fewer soft options than firm in the online mattress world than medium firm. If you want a true what I call marshmallow bed, try Linenspa mattresses. You’ll sink and hopefully not drown!

How do you know if your mattress is too firm?

If your mattress is too firm, it will push on your pressure points like your shoulders, hips and butt. This will take you out of alignment and you’ll start to feel aches and pains. 

If you feel pain as soon as you lay on your bed, it’s probably not your mattress. The telltale signal that it’s your mattress not you is you feel worse after spending hours in bed.

When a mattress is too soft and you sink into it too much causing the heavier parts of you to sink in further than the rest of you. So your spine isn’t in neutral. causing back pain.

Too Firm for Older Adults?

My parents, who are both in their 80s (and in denial about it), added a $40 mattress pad to their Purple mattress and have been happy ever since. But Purple wouldn’t ever suggest that, because well, they’re selling you on the properties of sleeping directly on the responsive layer. It’s like their prized granddaughter and all they want to do is show it off.

At least you could replace the topper (here are the bestselling mattress toppers on Amazon). when it develops an imprint which you can’t do when that softer foam is built into your bed.

Is the New Purple Worth It?

Purple really does sleep temperature neural. It actually does cushion your pressure points and has the best motion isolation of any bed I’ve ever slept on. Those are it’s biggest selling points. Is the new Purple worth the price tag? I think it is. Purple truly offers something unique in the boxed mattress industry. All these comparison videos between Purple beds and other brands make me roll my eyes.

Purple is nothing like a typical foam block mattress in which one is so much like another, they’re really hard to choose between. It’s like deciding which arm you like better.

I have a friend who bought a Purple who has read so many conflicting reviews that she hasn’t opened it yet. She’s afraid to and now she’s blown through her 100 day trial and can’t return it. I’m tempted to buy it from her because our mattress in a box that’s only a year old has developed something that looks like a tumor on the side. Since it was a review sample I can’t make a warranty claim, but that’s a first! I’m tempted to put another Purple on that bed.

But don’t expect Purple to feel like other beds and don’t expect it to be soft. Remember how you used to go camping and sleep on the hard ground and be just fine? Those days are over. They thing that’s soft is your middle age tolerance for a bad night’s sleep.

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Honest DreamCloud Mattress Review

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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.

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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

COMFORT
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

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

Size Price BUY
Twin $399
Twin XL $469
Full $599
Queen $699
King $899
Cal King $899
Looking for a Dreamcloud discount code? Get $200 Off DreamCloud Luxury Mattress

WARRANTY
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

SMELL
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.

CertiPUR-US®
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

LAYERS
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

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SET UP

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

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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 (2019)

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 three new Purple mattresses that are a higher end mattress with more support.

The new models are completely different from the original Purple, they are deeper, have more advanced features and have coils. However, the only difference between the Purple 2, Purple 3 and Purple 4 are that they have different amounts of Hyper-Elastic Polymer and the mattress height. The number on each indicates the number of inches of polymer tops the mattress.

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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 (called Hyper-Elastic Polymer™), 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 as the top layer.

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 deeper the new Purple mattresses are in the charts below (which also include prices).

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.

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 it does not come with a box spring nor are they recommended. We recommend the Purple Powerbase adjustable frame, a foundation or frame with slats 2 inches apart or less. 

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

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 have zippers and can be removed but they recommend spot cleaning (we’ve washed ours and let it air dry with no problem).

Regardless you’ll want an easy to remove barrier to prevent sweat and liquids from getting into the interior of the mattress. The Purple mattress protector (which we have) is made of stretchy material and is specially made to flex with your bed and provide the most comfort.

Can you finance a Purple Mattress? 
Yes, you can get a payment plan to pay for all the new Purple mattresses in lower monthly payments through Purple’s website. You can get approved within seconds, see all of the terms and schedule automatic payments before you agree. You may also qualify for interest free payments- as an example 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
We find the Purple cover to not only be stylish but it’s thicker and higher quality than any other online brand we’ve tested. The synthetic cover is 98% polyester / 2% spandex and 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 and purple thread throughout with purple piping along the sides. The purple label which gives the bed name and some facts about your mattress is on several sides.

Purple® Smart Comfort Grid™
All Purple beds have 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

The new Purple mattresses have better edge support. Plexus side panels wrap around the perimeter of the bed. In the original Purple the comfort grid extends to the edges and collapses more when you sit or lay on the edge. Now there’s a layer that provides more support so you can sit or sleep on the edge of your bed without feeling like you might roll off.

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’s the Softest Purple Mattress?

The answer here may surprise you. Read our article about the new models and how firm or soft they are: is the Purple 4 really soft?

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.

Warranty

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

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How To Return a 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:

Cost
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 weigh 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!

Q&A 

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.

Can you sleep on purple mattress right away?
Yes, the Purple mattress opens and inflates fully quite quickly and will be ready to sleep on immediately. It only takes a few minutes for a Purple mattress to fully expand.

Is Purple mattress real?
That’s a silly question – of course it’s real! Are you real?

How to move a Purple mattress
Check out video to learn how to move a Purple mattress.

Do I need a box spring with a purple mattress?
Purple says it voids the warranty to use a box spring for your mattress. Instead they offer frames or you can use any foundation, the floor or frame to get it off the ground as long as it can support you and the weight of the bed. Slats should be 2 inches or less apart. 

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.

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

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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!

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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?