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Casper Mattress Review

Same as Leesa and Tuft & Needle, Casper is another online mattress company, who began his business in 2014, these three companies are very similar for all of them start their business online, sell mattress at a very attractive price, all of them only provide one model with the same firmness.

Recently Casper set up 2 new showrooms, one in New York City and the other in West Hollywood. You can drive there and have a try if interested. But in my opinion even if you tried dozens of mattress in showrooms, it only gave you limited help of make decision. Every mattress has its advantage and disadvantage.

It’s very important to lay on mattress with different positions.  Your back, your stomach and your side. And only lay there for enough time, you can have more accurate feelings on firmness, support, contouring. Some memory form mattress feels great firstly, but you’ll feel a little heat and too much sinkage. So the best way is trying at home, for enough time, and your body will tell you if this is the correct mattress.

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Structure of Casper Mattress

 structure of casper mattress

The Casper mattress hybridizes three layers of foam. The bottom: 6.5 inches of 1.8 pcf poly foam; The middle: 1.5 inches of 4.0 pcf memory foam; The top: 1.5 inches of 3.3 pcf synthetic dunlop latex foam.

Memory foam layer will bring you great support and contouring, but too much memory foam will also bring you heat and sinking, so the put latex foam on top, to provide good support and make sure cool and breathable.

Additionally, there are two cover layers between you and the mattress latex layer: the cover and a fire-protection sock‚ which prevent you from coming in contact with the latex. This design make sure you don’t contact with the latex form directly, so you shouldn’t have any irritation when laying on Casper mattress, even if you’re allergic to latex.

The support foam is 6.5 inch, which props up your body so you don’t sink into the bed completely. Over all, the structure if Casper mattress is very simple, and this is one of the design ideas of Casper mattress.

Update on 08/06/2016, Casper mattress now did some enhancement on their design, it was a 3 layers structure mattress, now it's 4 layers structure mattress.

What’s the difference between old version and new version ?

  • Open latex foam layer has been upgrade from 1.5 inches into 2 inches.
  • Support foam was split into 2 layers, the adaptive transition foam layer make sure the comfort layer and the base layer worked together more effective and provide you better sleeping experience.

new structure of Casper mattress

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How Does Casper Mattress Feel?

Almost every customer will ask, how does it feel?  Firm or soft? Friendly on back sleeping and side sleeping? Firmness is a very personal concept, and everyone has his own sleeping position. But from Casper official, the Casper mattress is designed to meet the Goldilocks standard of “just right”. That means it’s not too firm or too hard.

Personally, would rate the Casper at a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale. 10 is the hardest.

  • Casper mattress performed very good in our tests of back and stomach support.
  • This mattress did very good in our durability tests, showing only minor changes in performance.
  • The mattress’s surface was excellent at conforming to various shapes, maximizing contact with the sleeper, and it proved to be very stable, limiting the amount of vibration transmitted.
  • It transmitted little vibration from one side of the bed to the other, and changing positions was fairly easy.
  • Overall, Casper mattress works amazing for back sleepers and front(stomach) sleepers, but some side sleepers may feel a little firm, especially the one who is thinner and lighter. But this differently from person, you’d better have a try buy your self and share with us the real experience. Casper provide a 100 night trial, so it’s risk from decision.
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Casper vs Ghostbed vs Helix

Caper has a longer history, there are dozens of mattress companies sell their product online.  They don’t have retail store. Compared with these young companies , Caper and Leesa mattress has more experience and reputation in this industry, recently they’ve already opened showroom in New York City , Los Angeles.

Casper is a hybrid mattress, with latex worked as the top layer to provide bounce back, compared to other memory foam mattresses, Casper is more friendly for sex. Especially their new version mattress, increase the thickness of the latex layer. Another very good mattress which almost has the same structure as Casper is Ghostbed mattress.

Compared with memory foam, latex is more cool, if you love the feeling of being wrapped, memory foam is a better choice, while if you hate hot sleeping, latex mattress is a better choice.

Helix is another hybrid mattress with latex as top layer, but different from Casper an Ghostbed, the second layer of Helix is not memory foam but pocketed coil, and it’s the biggest difference, the biggest advantage of Helix mattress is its firmness can be customized, you need to answer several questions before buying so their system can judge what you need and provide you best service.

So, for me. If you have a limited budget, I would choose Ghostbed. It’s more cheaper than Casper and has similar structure and overall feelings, both Casper and Ghostbed have a medium feelings when laying on.

If you don’t want to customize your mattress based on behaviors like weight, height, then Helix is a better choice for you. As I know, helix is the only mattress manufacture who can provide this kind of service at this price level.

Else choose Casper, this is a safe choice, and Casper is a more famous brand has been in this industry for many years. Especially new Casper, who has 4 layers and increase latex layer into 2″, this would make Casper more competitive. Don’t forget to use below coupon to save extra $50 when check out.

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Do I Need A Box-spring or Platform on Casper Mattress

We’ve tested the Casper mattress on the floor, a slatted bed frame, and a box spring. It is designed to work on any firm, flat surface. As a general rule of thumb, the more surface area the better.

If you choose to use a slatted bed frame, please ensure the slats are unyielding and no greater than 3” apart. If you’re using an older box spring with minimal support slats, you will need to use a bunkie board or a piece of plywood.

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Size of Casper Mattress

As I mentioned at the beginning, Casper mattress only have 1 model, you have nowhere to pick up the firmness, because they did careful market survey and design a mattress that fits for 80% of people.

But you’re able to choose the right size based on your requirement, you can choose among 6 Casper mattresses. Each one with different size and price.

size of casper mattress

The Twin Casper mattress weighs 44 pounds on its own and 53 pounds packed in the box.
The Twin XL Casper mattress weighs 46 pounds on its own and 55 pounds packed in the box.
The Full Casper mattress weighs 60 pounds on its own and 69 pounds packed in the box.
The Queen Casper mattress weighs 71 pounds on its own and 80 pounds packed in the box.
The King Casper mattress weighs 91 pounds on its own and 100 pounds packed in the box.
The California King Casper mattress weighs 90 pounds on its own and 99 pounds packed in the box.

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Shipping, Warranty, Material , Trial

Casper mattress is 100% designed and manufactured in the USA, all of the component are from USA and Belgium.

Shipping is for free, in the US, they ship via UPS Ground. After shipment, beds take 2-5 business days to arrive at your door. In Canada, they ship via UPS Air. Beds take 2 business days in transit via UPS Air. For some areas of the New York City, they often offer courier delivery within a requested 1-hour window, by bicycle. All mattresses come shipped in a 20” X 21” X 41” box.
10-year limited warranty, this is same as Leesa and Tuft & Needle, but not as long as some traditional innerspring mattress.
100 night trial, free return pickup. As I mentioned before, just try in showroom is not enough, only time can tell if your body is satisfied with the current mattress.
Casper queen

$775 $850

8.4 Total Score
Casper mattress

The biggest advantage of Casper mattress is its bouncy, the latex layer and the respective memory foam layer worked together to provide you enough push back and support, the newly add transition layer in new casper helped it get better user feedback as well.

Sleep cool
Warranty and trial
Price and value
Back sleep
Side sleep
Stomach sleep
  • Amazing on Back sleeping and Front sleeping, good on side sleeping
  • Durability test perform well, change little in firmness, sag, and damage over a period of up to 8 years of simulated use
  • Has the benefit of both memory foam and latex foam
  • Very good customer service
  • Silent, the movement won't impact your partners
  • Lacked grips, which could make handling difficult.
  • Only one model to pick up
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Hi,my name is Chris and used to be a mattress salesperson, now I'm a software engineer and focus on blog writing part time, I created this mattress review and rating site to share my knowledge and experiences and hope everyone can get the correct mattress at a reasonable price.

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