Casper Mattress Review 2019

Casper has carved a name in the industry by selling bed-in-a-box designs to customers online and in stores. The company maintains a balance of high standards both in sleep innovation and customer service. In just a few years, the Casper Mattress has become a household name. 

In our updated guide, you will learn more about the 5 lines of Casper mattresses that are available on the market. We reviewed each one of them to help streamline your research and decision-making process. Check out the Table of Contents below to go to your preferred part of the complete Casper Mattress review.

Read on to find out which of the Casper mattress models is perfect for your needs and preferences.

The Casper Mattress Review

The Casper Original version remains one of the brand’s most popular mattresses. Common praises from customers are related to comfort, pain relief, motion isolation, and sleeping cool. How good is it, really? Here’s a closer look for the skeptical and the meticulous.

Construction & Materials

This bed is made of 4 layers of foam, all of which work together to achieve a harmonious balance. The memory foam allows any kind of sleeper to sink without the drowning feeling. You’re supported where you need to be thanks to the Zoned Support layer.

Firmness & Feel

When it comes to firmness level, we give 6 out of 10 to the Casper Original. This falls within the moderate category, which means not too firm and not too soft. This is good news for your spine. Those with back problems could find the medium firmness a godsend.

Motion Transfer & Sinkage

Do you and your sleep partner differ in sleeping patterns? If you toss and turn at night, you might find it a bit easier to stick with a position while lying on the Casper Mattress. But if you do, your bedmate won’t feel your movements because this product absorbs motion well. A stomach sleeper? Customers report it’s super comfortable in this position. 

Cooling

Despite being a memory foam mattress, the Casper features open cell foams that don’t trap heat. So your body temperature doesn’t get too high during warm summer nights.

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Casper Sleep Foam Mattress, Queen 12"
  • Casper’s award-winning bed-in-a-box mattress offers 12" and 4 layers of premium foam, plus zoned support for comfort and alignment
  • Designed for all body types, our Zoned Support system features three areas of support, for optimal spinal alignment, no matter your height or weight
  • Breathable open-cell foams have tiny pores to let hot air escape, keeping you cool at night

Edge Support

This all-foam mattress provides minimal edge support. If you tend to roll over to the perimeter, you probably won’t be safely tucked in bed once it ages. But so far, the materials are strong enough to support you.

Sizes & Pricing

  • Twin – $595
  • Twin XL – $645
  • Full – $895
  • Queen – $1095
  • King – $1295
  • Cal King – $1295

Other Factors

A 100-night trial period is guaranteed for those who will order a Casper Original online or in-store. Enjoy free shipping of your item, which is packed neatly in a box. A queen version weighs 85 lbs., so there’s not much to worry about in terms of carrying it to the bedroom. The product comes with a 10-year limited warranty. 

If you don’t like it, Casper will shoulder the cost of returning the mattress. Used mattresses are donated to charity, so nothing goes to waste.

The Casper Hybrid Mattress Review

The Casper Hybrid is an upgrade of the Original version in that the spring and foam combo increases the support and strength of the bed. The added coils give a new character to the Casper Mattress, accommodating combo sleepers. Is it as excellent as it sounds? Let’s find out.

Construction & Materials

What changed in the Casper Hybrid? A new pocketed coil system seems to have replaced the high-density polyfoam of the Original. But actually, the springs are positioned on top of a high-density foam base. And there are end-to-end springs on the edge to support you when you sleep and when you get up. It’s more durable than its predecessor, so it gets a perfect rating.

Firmness & Feel

We’re giving the Casper Hybrid a 6 firmness score just like the Casper Original. However, some sleepers might find it firmer or softer depending on their sleeping position. As you can see in the illustration, both the Casper Original and the Casper Hybrid are designed to support the shoulders with soft foam and the hips with firm foam. Further, fabric-wrapped springs in the Hybrid provide active support.

Motion Transfer & Sinkage

Compared to models of its kind, the Casper Hybrid Mattress is great at thwarting motion transfer. There’s no need to worry about disturbing your partner if you’re the fidgety one. However, good sinkage is prioritized over more bounciness which you might find a bit lacking in a foam-and-spring combo mattress.

Cooling

Each coil is created to let body heat escape, so you can sleep cool and comfortable.

Casper Sleep Hybrid Mattress, Queen 12"
  • Casper’s award-winning bed-in-a-box mattress upgraded, now with springs for added support
  • 4 layers of premium foam construction with Zoned Support treats your shoulders and hips differently for better spine alignment
  • Breathable open-cell foams have tiny pores to let hot air escape, keeping you cool at night

Edge Support

We got a bit ahead of ourselves earlier, but we stick with our verdict on the edge support. The Casper Hybrid’s base strengthens this aspect. However, you should still expect sinkage in parts where you sit often over time.

Sizes & Pricing

  • Twin – $695
  • Twin XL – $745
  • Full – $995
  • Queen – $1195
  • King – $1395
  • Cal King – $1395

Other Factors

All of the other specifications of the Casper Original also apply to the Casper Hybrid. That is, you get free shipping of the mattress-in-a-box, as well as a free return if you realize it’s not for you. You get 100 nights of trial risk-free to figure this out.

But if you really like it, it’s yours. And it comes with a 10-year limited warranty.

The Casper Wave Mattress Review

The Wave is Casper’s more luxurious take on premium mattresses. All layers of foam are structured to support the spine’s natural alignment. When you lie on this mattress, parts of your body should sink more than the others. This is necessary to give you a good night’s sleep–with you waking up feeling rested without having to think about it. Will the Casper Wave pass the test?

Construction & Materials

From bottom to top, you have the high-density foam base, targeted gel pods, memory foam, latex foam, and comfort foam. It’s the targeted gel pods working together with Casper’s ergonomic system that is responsible for the exact contours you experience when you dive into the Casper Wave.

Firmness & Feel

The Wave is velvety soft. We’re actually giving it a 4.5 firmness rating. But don’t be fooled by the surface. This mattress sports a more advanced Zoned Support layer, so your body conforms with it with ease while it gives you deep pressure relief. Side sleepers will benefit the most from this.

Moreover, this premium bed is recommended by the American Chiropractic Association.

Motion Transfer & Sinkage

Users rave about less motion transfer as they lay on the Casper Wave mattress. That’s just the review you want to hear if you’re sleeping with a bed partner who can’t stay put even in slumber. However, it has relative sinkage to watch out for.

Cooling

Regulating body temperature is what the Wave does well. The perforations in the layers yield high airflow, capped off by the cooling effect of the wool infused in the cover. This is great news if you’re particular about sleeping cool.

Casper Sleep Foam Mattress, Queen 10
  • 4-layers of premium foam construction for support, breathability, and bounce
  • Breathable open-cell foams have tiny pores to let hot air escape, keeping you cool at night
  • Combination of softer foam for shoulder region and supportive firm foam for core and hip area

Edge Support 

Perhaps you should have perception by now of edge support not being Casper’s stronger points. Still, it’s not to be expected until the bed has accumulated significant wear and tear.

Sizes & Pricing

  • Twin – $1295
  • Twin XL – $1445
  • Full – $1995
  • Queen – $2395
  • King – $2895
  • Cal King – $2895

Other Factors

You can test out the Wave for 100 nights. Casper will give you a full refund and handle the cost of return shipping if you decide you don’t like it within the trial period. Similar shipping and warranty terms as above apply.

Take note that the Casper Wave is one inch taller at 13 inches than the Casper and Casper Hybrid models.

The Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress

The Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress tops Casper’s set of premium offerings. It is superior in many aspects. The only thing that can make you pause is the price. It’s definitely on the expensive end. And for a young brand like Casper, this might turn you off. But let’s see if the pros outweigh the cons when it comes to the Wave Hybrid.

Construction & Materials

The high-density foam base and pocketed coil system are present here, dishing out ample support to your body. Not only that. The targeted gel pods align your body at 27 key points. The plush cover then enables you to achieve maximum coolness and comfort. Casper surely put a lot of thought into designing the Wave Hybrid (and the Wave). That’s why we’re giving it a perfect score in this regard.

Firmness & Feel

The Wave Hybrid has the 4.5 medium softness characteristic of the Wave line. But the Wave Hybrid leads in catering to sleepers on the heavier side (around 230 lbs). Those who snooze on their back or side will also get the most out of the contouring feature.

Motion Transfer & Sinkage

Are you a light sleeper? The good news is that the Wave Hybrid works hard to isolate motion. It’s really another strength that belongs to this model. Another high score goes to the Wave Hybrid.

Cooling 

There’s no question the Casper mattress lines prevent you from sleeping hot. The Hybrid Wave is not about to break that winning record.

Casper Sleep Foam Mattress, Queen 10
  • 4-layers of premium foam construction for support, breathability, and bounce
  • Breathable open-cell foams have tiny pores to let hot air escape, keeping you cool at night
  • Combination of softer foam for shoulder region and supportive firm foam for core and hip area

Edge Support

The Casper Wave Hybrid is more durable than the rest of the Casper mattresses we’ve reviewed so far. It is also stronger on the edge support aspect, thanks to the end-to-end springs built into its perimeter.

Sizes & Pricing

  • Twin – $1445
  • Twin XL – $1595
  • Full – $2295
  • Queen – $2695
  • King – $3195
  • Cal King – $3195

Other Factors

All of the previous terms can be availed when you order the Casper Wave Hybrid. The 100-night risk-free trial, free shipping, full refund, and free return, 10-year limited warranty, the works. But seeing the Wave and Wave Hybrid fall on the heavy side, you can request in-home setup if the service is available in your zip code.

The Casper Essential Mattress Review

The Casper Essential Mattress is the company’s introductory mattress line. It lays between comfort and convenience and is ideal for couples who are just starting out or customers on a budget. If this is also the first time you’ve heard of Casper, here’s a pocket-friendly model to try out. It comes with the same 100-night test as the rest.

Construction & Materials

The Essential only contains 3 layers of foam. However, Casper guarantees it uses the same high standards across all its products. These layers are described as durable. The base foam gives support, the middle memory foam provides relief, and the top layer offers softness and breathability.

This model is also delivered in a zip-off cover that’s made of upholstery-grade hybrid knit in rich charcoal color. It’s meant to withstand years of usage.

Firmness & Feel

The Essential Mattress is on the firm end of the spectrum at 7.5. It serves back sleepers of all sizes in particular. Users will feel lifted, but unfortunately, the firmness does not translate to great support.

Motion Transfer & Sinkage

Even the most affordable mattress from Casper does not disappoint when it comes to motion isolation.

Cooling

It fares better than other memory mattresses in terms of temperature neutrality. It stays cool at night, according to satisfied customers. No more waking up in the middle of the night for hot sleepers with this one.

Casper Sleep Essential Mattress, Queen 8.5"
  • 3-layers of premium foam construction for support, breathability, and bounce
  • Breathable open-cell foams have tiny pores to let hot air escape, keeping you cool at night
  • Combination of softer foam for shoulder region and supportive firm foam for core and hip area

Edge Support

As Casper is yet to get edge support right, you shouldn’t expect much from the Essential in this regard. You may experience indentations early, so be prepared.

Sizes & Pricing

  • Twin – $395
  • Twin XL – $445
  • Full – $545
  • Queen – $595
  • King – $795
  • Cal King – $795

Other Factors

The same design and manufacturing philosophy came into the creation of the Essential. So, at its price point, you do get value for money. You also have access to the 100-night risk-free trial applicable to more expensive Casper mattresses. There’s really nothing to lose now.

Free shipping, free return, and 10-year limited warranty also go with your purchase of this product.

You Should Buy A Casper Mattress If You:

  • Need solid and strong support for your body while allowing for maximum natural alignment.
  • Sleep with a partner and require a significant reduction of motion transfer.
  • Want to sleep cool.

You Should Not Buy A Casper Mattress If You:

  • Sleep as a couple with wildly different firmness level needs and preferences.
  • Tend to sleep on the edge of the bed.
  • Are looking for added springiness and bounce for sex.

The Verdict

Casper dishes out 5 mattress lines that fit various needs, preferences, and budgets. The quality of each model’s construction and materials passes high manufacturing standards. And the strengths of this creative process has been mastered in the areas of cooling and comfort, support and alignment, and motion transfer. If you can let fair performance in terms of edge support go, you’ll enjoy a premium quality mattress in the years to come.

All of the Casper mattresses work wonders for most sleeper types and sizes. Stomach sleepers, especially on the heavy side, should avoid the Casper Wave or should consider using the other models. All things considered, we ranked the models according to value for money, durability, support, cooling, price, and customer incentives. This is how we scored the mattresses in order of preference.

Best Overall Casper Mattress – The Wave Hybrid
Best in Value – The Casper Hybrid
Best “Sleeping Cool” Mattress – The Wave
Most Popular Mattress – The Casper
Most Affordable Casper Mattress – The Essential

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