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Purple Mattress Reviews and Pricing

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Buying a new mattress can be very daunting, and it’s hard to know which features will actually add up to a better night’s sleep. Luckily, mattress companies are making things easier and more straightforward, offering ways to buy online and have mattresses shipped in a box to your home. Purple, founded in 2013, is one of those companies.

Purple mattresses were designed by two brothers — one an aerospace engineer and the other a material manufacturing expert. The brothers wanted to create an innovative mattress that disrupted the industry by offering a product that could be shipped directly to your door.

While the company still sells their boxed Original Purple Mattress, they now offer three other models that have traditional mattress components blended with their state-of-the-art, hyper-elastic polymer grid.

Purple knows that choosing a mattress is subjective — there’s no one-size-fits-all mattress. That’s why Purple offers a 100-night “no pressure guarantee.” Purple asks that you try their mattress for 21 days. If you’re not happy with it, you have 100 days (from the date of delivery) to return it.

Purple mattress design: What are Purple mattresses made of?

Before looking at Purple’s models and reviews, it’s important to understand the company’s innovation in the mattress game: The Purple Grid. While other mattress and “mattress-in-a-box” companies rely on layers of different density foams, Purple uses their proprietary hyper-elastic polymer grid for an extra layer of multi-dimensional adaptation for your body’s main points of pressure.

In other words, Purple mattresses support your shoulders and hips no matter if you sleep on your back, side, or stomach, or even if you experience back pain. The grid material allows for airflow to help control body temperature, and Purple also claims that the airflow keeps the foam itself from overheating and compromising support.

Purple mattresses use their signature grid material in every model that they offer, but they also use other materials in their three different classes of mattresses. The original boxed Purple Mattress uses medium and high-density foams so that it can be rolled airtight and delivered for self-setup with minimal hassle.

The Purple Hybrid and Purple Hybrid Premier combine pocketed springs with the hyper-elastic grid to provide that traditional mattress bounce and feel. These mattresses can be delivered by a crew, with the option to have your old mattress removed.

What do Purple mattresses cost?

Purple makes the Original Mattress in seven sizes from a Twin to a Split King, with prices varying based on size. The basic model, which combines the Purple Grid and poly foam, gives you the weightless feeling and support that’s signature to Purple.

Here’s pricing information for the Purple Original Mattress:

Purple Original Mattress Size Price (MSRP)
Twin $649
Twin XL $749
Full $949
Queen $1,099
King $1,399
California King $1,399
Split King $1,498

*Pricing as of 04/29/2020

Purple offers four different mattress models

In addition to the Original Purple, the company offers Hybrid and Hybrid Premier 3 and 4 models, which include pocketed springs for enhanced side control, breathability, and longevity. The construction of the Hybrid and Hybrid Premier 3 and 4 are virtually the same, but the latter are built with either a 3- or 4-inch layer of the Purple Grid to increase the feeling of weightlessness.

The Hybrid models feature the following:

  • A thick and plush covering that adds a little extra coziness and sides wrapped with a material to create “ultra-breathable” side panels.
  • Pocketed coils, individual springs wrapped in fabric, provide responsive pressure support that complements the top polymer grid. According to Purple’s website, pocketed coils are not a new invention, but are a proven method of damping motion transfer and creating more airflow.
  • A buffer of “transition foam” around the perimeter of the Purple grid, which provides a more stable and nested feel at the edge of the bed.

How comfortable is the Purple mattress?

Averaging 4.4 out of 5 stars from over 21,000 reviews, Purple customers have a lot of good things to say about the comfort of their mattress on Purple’s website. Some customers write that their Purple mattresses have helped them sleep through the night and relieved joint and back pain. Some more critical reviews say that the mattress is too firm and doesn’t allow freedom of movement.

Other products sold by Purple 

As mentioned earlier, the Purple mattress technology was adapted from previously invented materials that have contributed to health and wellness across several product lines. So Purple itself uses that technology for products such as a luxury pillow, a line of seat cushions, and even a pet bed.

To complement their mattresses, Purple also provides the following:

Bed Frames

  • Platform Bed: An extremely simple Platform Bed that provides a no-frills, confident base to support any Purple mattress
  • Purple Bed Frame: This upholstered bed frame is simple to put together and has turned wooden legs and a chic covering for reliable and affordable style.
  • Adjustable Bed Frame: With USB ports, adjustable heights, and a 20-year warranty, the Purple BowerBase helps you adjust your Purple mattress for working, breakfast in bed, or just watching TV.

Bedding

  • Weighted Blanket: Weighted blankets are all the rage, and Purple’s iteration distributes 35lbs of weight over a 90” X 90” footprint that will cover you and your partner
  • Purple Mattress Protector: Buying a mattress is a big investment, so it’s certainly worthwhile to buy this soft, stain-resistant covering that fits the dimensions perfectly.

Purple mattress reviews

According to a 2019 J.D. Power & Associates report, Purple was the highest-ranked bed-in-a-box mattress, beating out major competitors Casper and Nectar. Purple received top marks across the board, with rating factors like overall satisfaction, comfort, support, durability, and value.

But, of course, It’s hard to quantify how you are going to respond to a mattress personally, and that’s why it’s important to look into a company’s reputation, from the trial period to honoring warranties and handling returns. Purple, according to their Better Business Bureau profile, is an A+ business that has an established reputation for keeping their customers happy and responding to customer complaints.

​Choosing a mattress is a very personal thing. What you find comfortable may not be what someone else finds comfortable. That’s why it’s important to take companies like Purple up on their trial periods, so you can make sure you get a good night’s sleep, night after night.

Purple mattress pros and cons

Now that the info on cost, construction, and reviews are laid out, let’s look at the pluses and minuses:

Pros Cons
  • Unique technology that offers support, breathability, and softness
  • Hybrid options for people who like the more traditional mattress feel
  • Rated #1 in customer satisfaction by J.D. Power
  • Smaller retail presence than larger, more traditional mattress stores, so harder to try out in-store
  • If looking for a more traditional feel, you have to purchase the higher-end, more expensive hybrid models that are more costly for delivery

The bottom line

When all is said and done, Purple Mattresses are reportedly among the best that can be shipped to your door and set up with minimal hassle. When moving to a new place, there’s a seemingly endless list of tasks to handle, so getting your new mattress delivered without having to visit a retail center is a nice perk.

Though not the cheapest, the Purple mattress is a unique product that stands out from its competition and is the highest-rated mattress-in-a-box retailer in the industry.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Purple mattresses cost?     

The original Purple Mattress costs as little as $649 for a twin, but a standard queen size will run $1,099. Purples’ hybrid models are more expensive than the company’s signature original product.

Do Purple mattresses last?

Since most Purple Mattresses have been out on the market for five years or less, it’s unconfirmed how long they will last. However, because of the Purple Grid Technology, the company claims that the mattress will last at least 10 years under their warranty and will not break down like other foams.

Is a Purple mattress ready to go on the first night?

In short, yes. As with any mattress that has been rolled and sealed, it could take up to 2 nights for the mattress to fully “inflate,” so allow for this before making your judgments on how it feels.

Will a Purple mattress work with the bed frame I already own?

Yes. Whether you have a modern platform or an older bed frame that uses rails and slats, a Purple mattress will not need additional support.


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