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Casper Mattresses: Everything You Need to Know

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Canadian company Casper launched in April 2014 and sold out of its entire stock of mattresses the first day (all 40 of them). Casper foam mattresses boast multiple layers and solid construction, yet squeeze inside of a three-and-a-half foot-tall box delivered to your door. This out-of-the-box mattress delivers convenience, especially if you’re moving.

While Casper began as an online-only mattress company, it has since expanded with 200 brick and mortar locations and thousands of retail partnerships. Casper now offers related sleep products in addition to its mattress line, like sheets, bed frames, and weighted blankets, to provide everything you need for a good night’s sleep.

Casper mattress design: What are Casper mattresses made out of?

To design the ideal Casper bed, teams of researchers, designers, and engineers conduct regular sleep studies, so they can then create Casper mattresses to match their discoveries. The all-foam open-cell design of the Casper Original foam mattress is all about contouring to your body but without the heat of a traditional memory foam mattress. Casper’s hybrid mattress collection builds on the original with the addition of springs for improved airflow and a little bounce.

Casper offers two types of mattresses in three different designs. The original foam collection features memory foam that contours the lines of your body. It’s breathable, relieves pressure points, and works for any kind of sleeper. The hybrid mattress, however, adds gel pods and springs for more cooling action, then throws in springs for the more traditional mattress bounce.

The main difference between these mattresses are the number of layers and whether or not they include the extra cooling gel pods and cushy bodily support of the hybrid edition.

Casper offers three different mattress models

Element mattress

The Element mattress is an inexpensive introduction to this unique type of mattress. At 10 inches tall, it offers a layer of breathable foam on top of a durable base. Casper says it’s a “dreamy comfort at an unbeatable price,” and is built for maximum softness and durability. This model is only available in the all-foam design.

Original mattress

Casper’s most popular, Original mattress is a step above the Element mattress, with its extra layer of cushioning foam. At 11” tall, this model has three layers of foam and cushioning to help you get to sleep — and stay asleep. Casper says it’s perfect for “sleepers of all kinds who want both support and cooling.” This model comes in both all-foam and hybrid.

Wave mattress

The Wave mattress is the company’s latest innovation. Casper says the Wave is for “people who have aches and pains and want maximum support with cooling features.” The Wave boasts the most foam layers and is designed to provide cooling relief to hot sleepers. This model is available in the all-foam or hybrid design.

How much do Casper mattresses cost?

The cost of a Casper mattress depends on the size and type. While Casper only produces two types of mattresses, there are three different models.

Pre-promotional pricing information for Casper Mattresses: 

Element Mattress:

Mattress Size Price
Twin $395
Twin XL $445
Full $545
Queen $595
King $795
California King $795

Original Mattress:

Mattress Size Price
Twin $595
Twin XL $695
Full $995
Queen $1,095
King $1,295
California King $1,295

Wave Hybrid Mattress:

Mattress Size Price
Twin $1,495
Twin XL $1,695
Full $2,395
Queen $2,595
King $2,995
California King $2,995

*Pricing as of 04/30/2020

How comfortable is the Original mattress?

The Casper Original mattress is firmer than a typical mattress. But that firmness means you won’t sink in as you’re sleeping or sitting on the mattress, and due to its foam, your body will feel more supported. The Wave Hybrid mattress may be a better route to go for anyone who prefers a softer, slightly bouncier mattress, thanks to the addition of springs.

A Casper bed will last up to 10 years, but like a traditional mattress, it will lose its original firmness over time.

Other products sold by Casper

Casper has expanded into other sleep-related products. The company now offers items, including sheets and bed frames. Since partnering with retailers in addition to their own standalone locations, you can find Casper products in more than 2,000 stores across the country.

  • Cotton sheets: Naturally wrinkle-resistant, these cotton sheets use 100% superfine long-staple cotton.
  • Sateen sheets: These sheets are made of organic cotton from Portugal.
  • Supima sheets: Supima cotton from California makes these sheets extra light.
    Weighted blanket: A 50×70 throw adds 10, 15, or 20 lbs. of cozy comfort.
  • Adjustable bed frame: This remote-controlled bed frame includes convenient built-in USB ports for device charging.
  • Upholstered bed frame: Foam mattresses need support, and this product does just that, with a natural, gray, or black lined frame to complete any home’s decor.

Casper mattress reviews

When it comes to bed-in-a-box mattresses, Casper is near the top of the list, according to a J.D. Power satisfaction study. It’s edged out from the #1 space by Purple by a mere ten points. Casper received 5/5 stars for its durability, assortment of features, and the ten-year limited warranty.

Amazon customer reviews are mixed. While the Casper mattress reviews gave the company four out of five stars total, only 62% of customers left a 5-star review. Some people point to the mattress being hotter than expected, while others wrote about poor customer service experiences. Positive reviews mention a dreamy sleep experience and easy unpacking.

For context, 61% of Purple customers left a 5-star review on Amazon. Poor and positive experiences mimic those of Casper mattresses.

Casper mattress pros and cons

Pros Cons
  • Hybrid models offer the support of memory foam with more cooling and less sinking.
  • Casper offers a 100-night risk-free trial, so you can test your mattress to make sure it’s the best fit for you. If it isn’t, Casper sends a charity out to take it off your hands.
  • Zoned support relieves pressure from the hips, shoulders, and spine.
  • The foam is CertiPUR-US-certified, meaning mattresses aren’t manufactured with ozone-destroying chemicals.
  • A foam model needs direct support under the mattress, so if you don’t have a platform bed or a wooden slatted bed with slats less than 4” apart, you’ll need to buy one.
  • Not all areas offer in-home setup, which could be a problem for anyone who can’t handle heavier items.
  • Casper customer service can be slow to react if there is a question or problem.

The bottom line on Casper mattresses

Mattresses can be a budget breaker, but the 100-night guarantee on every Casper mattress helps take the pain out of the equation. If your mattress needs replacing, you can leave it behind and have a new Casper mattress waiting for you at your new address (without shipping or delivery fees).

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Casper mattress cost? 

Casper mattresses range from $595 to $2,595 for a queen-sized mattress. All of the mattresses ship free.

Do you need a boxspring with a Casper mattress? 

You won’t need a traditional box spring, but you will want a platform bed, or any slatted bed with slats located less than 4” apart.

What’s the maximum weight of a Casper mattress? 

These mattresses do not have a weight limit. They are designed to support every size and shape.

How does the 100-night trial work? 

Foam mattresses take thirty days to break in. If you don’t like your mattress, Casper will arrange to have it picked up from your home.

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