Casper are a relative newcomer to the mattress industry, having launched their original mattress back in 2014. But what separates this mattress brand from many others is the buzz they’ve managed to create around their product, making use of celebrity endorsements and social media.
But does this translate into a high performing mattress or is all the excitement simply hype? In this review, we’ll provide you with an in depth look into just how this company’s flagship mattress performs and whether it should be on your shopping list.
Casper Mattress Overview
The Casper Mattress Is Perfect For
The Casper Mattress Isn’t Great For
Buying A Casper Mattress
Casper rose to fame through the use of their slick online marketing campaigns which helped the brand to establish their position within the market. As you would expect, they’re primarily an online retail brand who deliver their mattresses to their customers in a compact box (hence the term bed in a box). In recent years, they have begun to sell their products from pop up locations around the country.
You can choose to purchase your mattress from Casper themselves or you could choose to buy from one of several online retailers such as Amazon or Target. The choice is yours as you’ll benefit from the same sleep trial and warranty whoever you buy from.
Once your mattress is delivered, you will need to pull it out of its box and let it unfold to full size which takes around a day. You’re then free to try it out at your leisure.
If you need a new mattress in a hurry, look for a retailer offering same day delivery.
How Much is a Casper Mattress?
Casper currently offer 4 different mattresses across their product range – but the one we’re reviewing here which is simply known as the Casper – retails for around $1000 for a queen size. This price does vary and occasionally there are special offers available through certain retailers.
The Casper is also available in two different thicknesses; 10 inches and 12 inches. The 12 inch version is usually more expensive but again this can vary.
Now $1000 may sound like a lot of money for a mattress, but high-end mattresses are worth every penny as they come with very few disadvantages or weak points. They also typically last a lot longer than their cheaper counterparts.
Mattress Construction & Quality
This all foam mattress is constructed from a combination of memory foam and polyfoam. The two materials have been used across several different layers, each of which is designed to complement and enhance the others.
Both the 10 and 12 inch version come with four separate layers of foam and offer everything from pressure relief, motion isolation and overall support.
The top layer is made from comfort polyfoam for increased support and bounce. An unusual move as most foam mattresses use memory foam as their top layer. The reasoning is that polyfoam is more responsive which is an important feature for many people.
This 1.5 inch thick layer is comfortable to sleep on and performs well.
The second layer is made from 4 PCF which can be described as low to medium density. It’s a soft material and works well when combined with the top layer.
These two layers are marketed as comfort layers and are the ones which provide the majority of pressure relief and body conforming while sleeping or lying down. They’re also responsible for providing some of the support this mattress is known for.
The third layer is made from 2.5 PCF polyfoam and is referred to as transitional polyfoam, which is designed to act as a buffer or barrier. The purpose is to prevent you from sinking all the way through to the much denser support layer underneath.
What makes this layer so unique is that it provides zoned support. This means that its firmness changes throughout the length of the mattress.
In practice, this means that your shoulders lie within the softer zone to ensure that any pressure is relieved for side sleepers. Very important to avoid aches and pains in the morning.
In contrast, your hips lie on a firmer layer to promote good spinal alignment and sleeping posture.
The bottom layer is the support core which consists of 7.5 inches of 1.8 PCF high-density polyfoam. This layer provides a stable base and prevents the mattress sagging while supporting the layers above.
This support layer also enhances edge support, important for those who like to sleep or sit right on the edge of their bed.
The cover is made from a combination of spandex and polyester. The top surface is 100% polyester while the sides and bottom are a spandex polyester blend for added stretch.
While the cover can be unzipped for cleaning, Casper recommend spot cleaning with a mild detergent. If you require a new cover, you can contact Casper directly for a replacement.
The Casper is best described as having a medium feel in terms of firmness, a true 5 on the scale. This makes it suitable for most people of average size and weight.
Due to its design, this mattress is far more supportive than its all-foam counterparts as it uses polyfoam as the top sleeping layer. This results in comfort without sacrificing support.
If you weigh more than average, we would suggest seeking out Casper’s hybrid mattress which is a little firmer and will be more suitable for your needs. We feel that this mattress could sag under heavier loads which could harm the shoulders and hips due to added pressure and poor spinal alignment.
Due to its unique design and zoned support approach, we found this mattress to be a good fit for all sleeping positions.
Most back sleepers should find this mattress to provide adequate support and a comfortable sleeping surface. The increased support beneath the hips keeps the body aligned naturally while still offering a good cradle. Those who want more sink should take a look at the Casper Wave and those looking for more firmness should take a look at the Casper Hybrid.
Side sleepers will appreciate the pressure relief afforded by the zoned support system and the layer of memory foam. Your body’s curves are supported with good contouring for optimal spinal alignment.
Stomach sleepers are well catered for, again thanks to increased firmness underneath the hip region. Spinal alignment is very important for stomach sleepers as this position can cause issues if you aren’t sleeping on the right mattress or if you’re heavier than average.
Combination sleepers will love this mattress as it adapts well to those who frequently change position throughout the night.
The Casper offers exceptional motion isolation. The upper layers dampen all but the harshest movement making this mattress perfect for couples who have restless partners.
This is even more impressive when you consider that the top layer is polyfoam and offers a decent amount of bounce for a non-innerspring or latex mattress.
Edge support is adequate providing you’re of average weight. The base layer works well to resist sinking but there are limitations as this is an all foam mattress.
If edge support is very important to you, we suggest looking at the firmer Casper Hybrid.
We’re big advocates for proper sleeping temperature as it directly affects the quality of sleep you receive. In simple terms, the cooler you are, the better you will sleep with less restlessness and discomfort.
The Casper sleeps exceptionally cool for an all-foam mattress and is a clear sign of the thought and research that has gone into this product. This has been achieved through making the top layers as breathable as possible through an open cell structure for increased airflow.
There are several different bases that can be used with this mattress, from divan through to an adjustable base.
Casper offer both a standard box spring base and an adjustable base alongside this mattress which are designed to work perfectly with each other.
Casper provide a 10 year warranty with their mattresses which is the industry standard. A defective mattress will either be repaired or replaced. If an upgrade is sought, Casper will request that you pay any difference owed between the two products.
A new replacement mattress will also benefit from a fresh 10 year warranty which will supersede the original one.
Casper also offer a 100 night sleep trial which allows you the chance to test out the mattress from the comfort of your own home. If it’s a good fit, keep it. If not, send it back for a full refund.
Casper Mattress Review: Final Verdict
Every once in a while, we come across a bed that we think might just be the perfect mattress. This is one such occasion as the Casper is thoroughly outstanding and is a mattress that is indeed worthy of the hype that surrounds it.
So good in fact that is has won several industry awards and is a mattress that we recommend regularly throughout YeloSpa.com across several different product categories.
It isn’t cheap by any stretch of the imagination, but the initial outlay is dwarfed by the comfort this mattress provides and will continue to provide for years to come.
It’s a mattress we like a lot and one that is worthy of your hard-earned money.