Purple Mattress Changes Explained New Names, Cover and Prices

Today Purple Mattress announced changes to their mattresses. Don’t be alarmed though. The patented Hyper-Elastic Polymer™ (aka, stretchy polymer grid or comfort grid) still makes up the top layer of every mattress. This is what makes a Purple a Purple and what supports your body and is flexible in all directions.

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Sometimes it’s difficult to decipher marketing emails to see what really changed. So let us help! Below we tell you what to expect. There are affiliate links in this post which may benefit this site if you shop through them.

The Purple Mattress Changes

There are 4 things that have changed about the Purple mattress: the name, cover, price and improved edge support.

Name Change

The Original Purple Mattress is now known simply as the Purple Mattress. We guess it’s been out long enough that it doesn’t need to be described as original any more! The Purple Mattress has the same 2 inches of purple polymer and the rest of the bed is made of foam.

Cover Design and Fabric

The cover is a different color and made of new fabric. It went from the geometric all-white design to white with purple dots and swish along the side, like this:

It also has a new, durable SoftFlex cover that moves when you do. So it’s more stretchy. This is the least expensive mattress Purple carries. Purple mattress review.

Foam Border

Like the hybrid models, the Purple Mattress now has foam borders to reinforce edge support for better sleeping and sitting on the edges. Previously the edges collapsed in and though not awful, now they will be more supportive. Like you wish your spouse would be sometimes. We really like this change! The Purple Mattress has no springs or coils, it’s all foam and 2″ of polymer.


The price for the Purple Mattress is $100 more for most sizes. You can buy a split king which is cheaper than buying two twin xl mattresses to make your own. You get a price break by buying them as a set.

A Purple mattress is a perfect to pair with an adjustable bed (like the Purple Powerbase – but it works with any brand adjustable bed). Purple is one of the best mattresses to use on an adjustable base because they’re floppy means they conform to the shape of the bed better when you’re sitting up. Other beds are more flat and often leave a gap by not lying flat on the base.

With each mattress purchase you get to pick a FREE Purple product to go with it – such as sheets, a pillow, a mattress protector, etc.

See The Purple Mattress on Purple.com

Purple 2 is Now Called the Purple Hybrid

What used to be called the Purple 2 (it has 2″ of purple polymer like The Purple Mattress) is now the Purple Hybrid. That means it has responsive support coils and foam (no memory foam). Other than that the price, cover and layers are the same.

See The Purple Hybrid Mattress on Purple.com

Purple 3 or Purple 4 are Now Called the Purple Hybrid Premier 3 and Purple Hybrid Premier 4

The Purple3 and Purple4 are grouped together with a new name – the Purple Hybrid Premier. This is a bit of a tongue twister but as before. Choose from either a 3 inch or 4 inch option (the most soft model). The inches tell you how much hyper-elastic polymer there is on the top layer.

The mattresses are the same thickness – that didn’t change.

See The Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress on Purple.com

We think these changes make sense in that it’s less confusing overall but still not easy to keep straight. The new Purple mattress came out a few years ago so it’s no longer new. The name didn’t reflect that the numbered models are all hybrids, it just told you the number of inches of flexible grid there was on top.

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  1. Actually, there’s more difference between the Original Purple Mattress and the Purple Mattress than you’re describing. The original had been less firm than the new Purple mattress is, and the original had much better pressure relief for side sleepers. The updated basic model, now just called the Purple Mattress, has a firmer foam layer, so it is no longer great for side sleepers (their website won’t tell you that, but customer support will). I’ve owned both, and they are very different. The original version was the much better version, but with the updated version side sleepers now must pay $1,000 or more extra just to get the comfort of the original purple mattress. It’s a very unfortunate update in “the bed that broke the internet” because that original bed (or it’s comfort-price equivalent) is no longer available.

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