Pros:Comfortable. Easy to set up. Affordable.
Cons:No edge support.
Can a startup revolutionize the mattress industry? Our editors have put the Casper mattress through our sleep tests.
You are moving into your new apartment and it’s time for a new mattress, what do you do?
A quick survey of our readers shows that for people on a budget, they usually purchase a king size foam mattress online for around $600, while our more affluent readers tend to spend over $3,000 for Tempur-Pedic style mattress. How about a mattress that’s nearly as comfortable as a Tempur-Pedic, yet it costs not much more than a standard foam mattress? We recently found out that such option exists, the Casper mattress.
Internet startup Casper fills that perfect mattress sweet spot. A comfortable mattress delivered to your home in a box, for less than $1,000 (for a king size.)
We had a few of our editors experience sleeping for several weeks on a popular foam mattress sold on Amazon, a Casper mattress as well as a premium mattress.
The Casper mattress arrives in a box within a few days of your order. Unlike foam mattresses that require 2-3 days to air out the chemical smells and inflate to full height, the Casper mattress was ready in less than 20 minutes and it didn’t have any of the unpleasant chemical smells.
One of the main differences of a Casper mattress is that its top layer is 1.5” of latex foam, then a 1.5” layer of memory foam, with a 7” layer of base foam. Most regular memory foam mattresses don’t have a layer of latex, and if they do, it’s usually beneath a layer of memory foam. That’s one of Casper’s main differences.
Sleeping on a Casper mattress is very comfortable, its layers of foam and latex allow for a comfortable sleep without overheating. For some of our editors sleeping on a regular foam mattress was unbearable, causing them to wake up in the morning in a pool of sweat.
The Casper mattress is not too soft nor too hard, it’s somewhere in between. Unlike the foam mattress, it’s easy to flip around on and it’s comfortable for night activities. We must admit though, that we liked better to sleep on our premium mattress, but the Casper’s comfort was not far off.
One of the main drawbacks for the Casper is the lack of edge support. If you like to sit on the edge of your bed while getting dressed, you won’t like to do it on your Casper mattress. Its slick cover design gives the impression of a sturdy edge, but the mattress lacks any real edge support.
Even the cheaper foam mattress we tested offered a better edge support.
Overall we feel that the Casper mattress is a great choice for the price. You get a slick and comfortable mattress made in the USA delivered to your home for less than a $1,000, you don’t have to worry about
sweating at night and it’s almost as comfortable as a premium mattress that runs three times the price.