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Casper Mattress Review

The Bottom Line.

  • The Casper mixed-foam mattress conforms closely to the body for exceptional pressure relief.
  • The mattress sleeps cooler than many competing all-foam models.
  • Thanks to excellent motion isolation and no noise when bearing weight, the Casper minimizes sleep disruptions for couples.

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Casper Mattress Overview

Casper is a well-known U.S.-based mattress and bedding accessory company in business since 2014. At this time, Casper offers five different mattress models. This review will focus on the Casper Mattress, also known as the Casper or the Casper Original, which is the brand’s flagship model.

The Casper is a mixed-foam mattress made with comfort layers of polyfoam and memory foam. Other features include a polyfoam transitional layer for added cushioning, a 7.5-inch support core of high-density polyfoam, and a removable and washable polyester cover. Altogether, the bed measures 12 inches thick. The Casper is considered a 5 on the 1-10 firmness scale, indicating a medium feel that balances gentle body conforming and even support.

This review will take an in-depth look at the Casper in terms of construction, cost, and performance. We’ll also compare the mattress to other leading models and provide an overview of the company’s shipping, return, and warranty policies.

Please note:Casper recently introduced the Casper Hybrid, a version of the Casper Original that replaces the high-density foam with pocketed coils. These two models share a product page on Casper’s website, but this review will focus solely on the all-foam Casper Original. For more information about the hybrid model, please check out our Casper Hybrid Mattress Review.

Table of Contents

Meet Our Testing Team

Isaac

Jackson

Rachel

Recommended for.

  • Sleepers who prefer a balance of contouring and support.The Casper provides close body-conforming to alleviate pressure in sensitive areas, but the mattress has a more supportive feel than other all-foam beds.
  • People who weigh 230 pounds or less.Due to its moderate firmness and close conforming, we recommend the mattress to lightweight and average weight individuals.
  • Couples.The mattress isolates motion transfer very well and is virtually silent when bearing weight, making it optimal for people who awaken easily due to nighttime noises or their sleep partner’s movements.
  • Those who normally sleep hot in foam beds.The Casper’s comfort foams absorb some body heat, but overall the mattress sleeps cooler than many competing all-foam models.

Not Recommended for.

  • Sleepers who prefer very responsive mattresses.The Casper has slightly more responsiveness than most competing all-foam models, but it lacks the distinct bounce of innerspring and hybrid mattresses.
  • People who weigh more than 230 pounds.Heavier individuals may find the Casper too soft and prone to sinking, which can lead to added pressure throughout the body.

Tuck’s Video Review

Our testing team evaluated the Casper for motion isolation, pressure relief, and other performance factors. To see their findings, check out the video below.

Ratings Summary

Tuck’s testing team conducted an extensive evaluation of the Casper. Our review and rating process consists of three parts: in-house evaluation, external sleep testing, and data collection of verified owner experiences. To learn more about our review process, read our methodology here.

Our performance criteria and ratings for the bed are listed in the table below.

Mattress Performance Ratings

Durability

Specifies how long the product maintains structure, providing comfort and support before it begins to deteriorate. For reference, the average mattress lifespan is 6-8 years.

The Casper is built with a strong support system that gives it a longer-than-average expected lifespan of about seven years, though some body impressions may form over time.

Durability

Specifies how long the product maintains structure, providing comfort and support before it begins to deteriorate. For reference, the average mattress lifespan is 6-8 years.

The Casper is built with a strong support system that gives it a longer-than-average expected lifespan of about seven years, though some body impressions may form over time.

Motion Isolation

A measure of how effectively a mattress absorbs motion across its surface, preventing partner disturbance.

The Casper mattress absorbs and minimizes motion to a significant extent.

Motion Isolation

A measure of how effectively a mattress absorbs motion across its surface, preventing partner disturbance.

The Casper mattress absorbs and minimizes motion to a significant extent.

Off-gassing

Most new products emit chemical smells after being removed from packaging. Off-gassing odors are considered non-toxic, but can be quite unpleasant nonetheless.

The Casper may emit moderate off-gassing when new, but persistent odors should not be a major issue.

Off-gassing

Most new products emit chemical smells after being removed from packaging. Off-gassing odors are considered non-toxic, but can be quite unpleasant nonetheless.

The Casper may emit moderate off-gassing when new, but persistent odors should not be a major issue.

Pressure Relief

This refers to the degree to which a mattress molds to or cradles the contours of the body. This helps alleviate pressure point pain, especially on the hips and shoulders.

The Casper offers comfortable conforming and targeted pressure relief for most sleepers, particularly lighter side and back sleepers.

Pressure Relief

This refers to the degree to which a mattress molds to or cradles the contours of the body. This helps alleviate pressure point pain, especially on the hips and shoulders.

The Casper offers comfortable conforming and targeted pressure relief for most sleepers, particularly lighter side and back sleepers.

Temperature Neutrality

The temperature of a mattress throughout the night is affected by how much body heat is retained. Several factors affect temperature neutrality, including material composition, layer thickness, and dissipation of heat through airflow.

Casper mattresses absorb minimal body heat and sleep fairly cool compared to other memory foam mattresses.

Temperature Neutrality

The temperature of a mattress throughout the night is affected by how much body heat is retained. Several factors affect temperature neutrality, including material composition, layer thickness, and dissipation of heat through airflow.

Casper mattresses absorb minimal body heat and sleep fairly cool compared to other memory foam mattresses.

Edge Support

The degree to which the perimeter of the mattress supports body weight. In some cases, mattresses may sink when weight is applied. This sinkage, often called “roll-off”, affects how closely you might sleep to the edge of the bed.

The Casper offers good edge support due to its thicker support core, but some sinkage around the perimeter is likely over time.

Edge Support

The degree to which the perimeter of the mattress supports body weight. In some cases, mattresses may sink when weight is applied. This sinkage, often called “roll-off”, affects how closely you might sleep to the edge of the bed.

The Casper offers good edge support due to its thicker support core, but some sinkage around the perimeter is likely over time.

Noise

Certain mattresses – particularly those with coils – can be quite noisy when bearing weight. Others are nearly silent. Material composition is often the limiting factor for noise potential.

Casper mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

Noise

Certain mattresses – particularly those with coils – can be quite noisy when bearing weight. Others are nearly silent. Material composition is often the limiting factor for noise potential.

Casper mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

Mattresses that are bouncier and more responsive tend to be better for sex, as they’re easier to change positions on. In contrast, unresponsive mattresses can cause couples to have trouble switching positions.

Our testing indicates that The Casper isn’t particularly responsive or bouncy, given it’s construction. This may make is insufficiently bouncy for some couples, but this is on par with other mixed-foam beds.

Mattresses that are bouncier and more responsive tend to be better for sex, as they’re easier to change positions on. In contrast, unresponsive mattresses can cause couples to have trouble switching positions.

Our testing indicates that The Casper isn’t particularly responsive or bouncy, given it’s construction. This may make is insufficiently bouncy for some couples, but this is on par with other mixed-foam beds.

As you can see, the Casper performed very well in certain categories, such as motion isolation, temperature neutrality, and pressure relief. For more details about these ratings, check out our ratings breakdown below.

Sleep Position Ratings

As part of our ratings process, we evaluated the Casper across different body types and preferred sleep positions. In addition to physical testing, we surveyed our sleep expert team and analyzed reviews from verified mattress owners and customers. Our findings are listed in the table below.

For more information on sleeping positions please see our guides for side, back, stomach and combination sleepers.

WeightLightAverageHeavy
Sleep PositionLess than 130 LBS130 LBS – 230 LBSGreater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach

Casper Mattress Awards

Based on positive ratings from our testing teams and verified owners, the Casper has earned the following awards in Tuck Mattress Guides.

Best Memory Foam Mattresses

Best for Lightweight Sleepers for Best Memory Foam Mattresses.

Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers

Best for Lightweight Sleepers for Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers.

Best Soft Mattresses

Best Mattresses for Combination Sleepers

Best U.S. Mattresses Sold in Canada

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How Is the Casper Mattress Constructed?

Cover

The top panel of the Casper’s cover is made of 100-percent polyester. The bottom and side panels are a polyester-spandex blend, giving the cover a very stretchy feel.

The cover can be unzipped and removed for cleaning. Casper recommends spot-cleaning with mild detergent, then air-drying. Mattress owners can contact Casper if a replacement cover is needed.

Comfort Layers

The Casper is constructed with two comfort layers. The top 1.5-inch layer is standard polyfoam, which is more responsive than memory foam. This gives the Casper a light bounce.

The second 1.5-inch comfort layer is made of 4 PCF memory foam, which is considered low- to medium-density. This material is fairly soft. Combined with the more top polyfoam layer, the bed’s comfort system provides an even balance of body-contouring, pressure relief, and support.

Transitional Layer

A 1.5-inch layer of 2.5 PCF polyfoam is located between the comfort materials and the support core. This transitional layer serves as a buffer for sleepers that prevents them from sinking through to the denser base layer.

The transitional material is zoned, meaning it feels firmer beneath the shoulders and hips while cradling the back, legs, and other lighter areas of the body. This helps maintain even support for sleepers and prevents pressure from building up.

Support Layers

The Casper’s support core contains 7.5 inches of 1.8 PCF high-density polyfoam. This dense material stabilizes the bed and prevents the softer comfort and transitional layers from sagging too much. The support core also reinforces the perimeter, which protects the edges from sinkage in places where owners sit when getting in and out of bed.

Mattress Height

The Casper measures 12 inches thick, making the mattress fairly thick compared to other mixed-foam and memory foam beds. Its base polyfoam layer is also thicker-than-average, resulting in strong overall support for sleepers, while the deep comfort layers offer ample cushioning and body-conforming.

Product NameFirmness OptionsThicknessSupport Core ComponentsComfort Layer ComponentsCover Components
Casper Mattress (Original)Medium (5)12″7.5″ 1.8 PCF HD Polyfoam1.5″ Polyfoam
1.5″ 4 PCF Memory Foam
1.5″ 3.5 PCF Polyfoam
100% Polyester (Top)
Stretch-polyester (Bottom/Side Panels)

What Are the Firmness and Feel Like?

The Casper has a medium (5) feel. Memory foam beds with the same firmness level often conform to the body very closely and provide less-than-ideal support. Since the Casper places a layer of polyfoam over its memory foam layer, the mattress feels more supportive as it cushions the body.

That said, the Casper’s medium feel is best suited to sleepers in the lightweight and average weight groups. Heavier individuals may experience excessive sagging, particularly around the shoulders and hips. This can lead to added pressure, and also interfere with spinal alignment.

For a more detailed breakdown, check out our sleeper ratings below.

Ratings Breakdown

Performance Ratings

Now, let’s look at our performance ratings for the Casper. These ratings are based on findings from our in-house testing crew, feedback from external sleep testers, and verified owner experiences.

Durability

The Casper has been available for purchase since 2014, giving us some time to test the mattress for durability. However, we have not yet been able to evaluate how the bed performs across the average mattress lifespan of six to eight years. Our durability rating for the Casper is based on its materials and quality of construction, owner experiences, and Casper’s reputation.

The Casper has an expected lifespan of about seven years, which is above-average for an all-foam bed. Most all-foam beds develop body impressions from sleepers over time, and these can affect how comfortable and supportive the mattress feels. The Casper’s more supportive structure makes it less susceptible to impressions, though they will likely begin to appear as the mattress nears the end of its lifespan.

The support core also plays a role in longevity. The bed’s high-density base foam measures 7.5 inches, which is fairly thick for the support layer of an all-foam bed. Generally, thicker support cores provide better stability than thinner base layers.

Owners can further protect their Casper from developing body impressions by rotating the mattress head-to-foot every three to six months.

Motion Isolation

To test motion isolation, we asked two testers to lie down on the Casper at the same time and feel for movement across the surface. Even when one of the testers got into and out of bed, neither person noticed any transfer whatsoever. These findings are consistent with feedback from our external sleep testers, including those who evaluated the mattress with sleep partners.

Most all-foam mattresses provide superior motion isolation compared to other bed types. The foam absorbs and minimizes transfer much better than latex, and the mattresses don’t have the coil support cores that give innerspring and hybrid models their signature bounce. Even compared to other all-foam mattresses, the Casper offers excellent motion isolation. This is definitely a key strength of the bed.

Off-Gassing

When unpacking the Casper, our testers noticed moderate off-gassing smells. They tested the mattress a few days later and could still detect some odor. We don’t believe excessive long-term off-gassing will be a major issue for most owners, but those who are sensitive to smell may notice odor for some time after the mattress is unboxed.

Off-gassing commonly occurs with new mattresses, particularly those with polyfoam and/or memory foam layers. Unpacking these beds releases volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are generally harmless but carry a noticeable odor many people liken to rubber or plastic. Smells typically dissipate in a matter of days, if not sooner, but some beds carry more persistent odors.

Pressure Relief

Testers in different weight groups evaluated the Casper for pressure relief by lying on a sensory pad on top of the mattress, which measures pressure build-up in different areas of the body. They also checked to see if pressure increased or decreased after changing sleep positions.

Overall, our testing shows the Casper provides good pressure relief for lightweight and average weight sleepers. Our heavyweight testers found that the mattress sagged a bit, especially around the shoulders and hips, which led to added pressure. This is primarily due to the Casper’s medium feel, as heavier individuals tend to find firmer beds more supportive.

Temperature Neutrality

All of our sleep testers found that the Casper offers good temperature neutrality. The comfort layers absorb some body heat, but overall the mattress sleeps noticeably cooler than competing foam models. This can be attributed to above-average breathability in the top comfort layer.

All-foam mattresses tend to sleep hotter than innerspring or hybrid models because of differences in support core construction. Coil layers allow air to circulate, which helps cool off the interior of the bed and maintain a comfortable sleep temperature. Solid-foam base layers do not promote nearly as much airflow and tend to trap heat as a result, but all-foam beds can offset this issue by using more breathable foams and cover materials.

Edge Support

To test edge support, we asked people in different weight groups to sit along the perimeter of the Casper and feel for sinkage beneath their bodies. Like most all-foam beds, the Casper does sink a bit. However, its thicker-than-average support core reinforces the edges fairly well compared to its competitors.

We also asked our testers to lie down next to the edge of the Casper to see if they experienced feelings of “roll-off.” They found the perimeter fairly stable, although lightweight and average weight testers felt more comfortable about roll-off than heavier testers.

Noise

During our assessment, the testers noted that the Casper does not produce any noise when bearing weight. This characteristic, coupled with the bed’s excellent motion isolation, makes the Casper a great choice for people who are easily disrupted by their sleep partner’s movements during the night.

Casper’s lack of noise is to be expected. Most all-foam and all-latex beds are virtually silent. They lack the internal components normally associated with disruptive noises, such as squeaky coils found in innersprings and hybrids, or motorized chambers in airbeds.

Like many all-foam and memory foam beds, the Casper conforms closely to sleepers. This causes couples to sink too deeply into the surface, which inhibits movements and makes changing positions more difficult. On the other hand, deep sinking does provide better traction.

Many all-foam beds respond slowly as they conform to sleepers, which makes the surface less springy and not as conducive for sex. Bouncier beds, such as hybrids and innersprings, tend to be better for couples. The Casper has a slight edge in this category due to its moderate bounce, but some couples find it lacks the right level of responsiveness.

Sleeper Ratings

The ideal firmness and thickness settings for a mattress largely depend on a sleeper’s body weight, shape, and preferred sleep position. In order to better inform our readers and avoid subjectivity in our review, the Tuck team evaluated the bed with sleep testers of varying body types and position preferences.

Lightweight Sleepers – Less than 130 lbs.

Our lightweight testers found the Casper very comfortable and supportive. Side sleepers experienced full spinal alignment thanks to sufficient cushioning beneath their shoulders and hips, resulting in consistent pressure relief. Back- and stomach-sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds also enjoyed the mattress because of its above-average support.

Generally, lightweight sleepers prefer soft to medium surfaces because they contour to the body, alleviate pressure, and help align the spine. These sleepers do not sink as deeply into firmer beds and often experience added pressure.

Average Weight Sleepers – 130 to 230 lbs.

Like our lightweight testers, average weight sleepers also found the Casper comfortable. This was particularly true for our average weight side sleepers, who experienced a comfortable balance of contouring pressure relief and even support. The back- and stomach-sleepers weighing 130 to 230 pounds also enjoyed the mattress, but did feel some added pressure in the shoulders and hips.

Mid-level firmness is often ideal for average weight sleepers. The bed doesn’t sink too deeply beneath their bodies, but the comfort layers conform and align the spine to a pressure-relieving extent.

Heavyweight Sleepers – More than 230 lbs.

According to our heavyweight testers, the Casper was too soft and did not provide enough support for their bodies. The back- and stomach-sleepers experienced the most added pressure. Side-sleepers weighing more than 230 pounds found the Casper a bit more comfortable, but they also felt some pressure in the hips and shoulders.

Heavier individuals tend to prefer medium-firm to firm mattresses because they offer an even plane for sleeping. Softer mattresses often sink too much, which compromises support and may lead to discomfort.

Pricing and Discounts

  • Twin$595
  • Twin XL$645
  • Full$895
  • Queen$1,095
  • King$1,195
  • Cal King$1,195

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How Does the Casper Mattress Compare to Other Beds?

We urge all mattress shoppers to compare multiple brands and models before deciding which bed is best for them. Next, we’ll see how the Casper Mattress stacks up against other Casper models and some similar mattresses from competing brands.

Casper vs. Casper Hybrid

In 2019, Casper introduced the Casper Hybrid, a new design based on the original Casper model. Both the Casper and the Casper Hybrid share the same materials in the comfort and transitional layers. Additionally, each bed has a 12-inch profile and a medium feel, though the Casper Hybrid is slightly firmer.

Support core construction is the key difference between these two beds. The Casper Hybrid – like other hybrid models – has a support layer composed of pocketed coils. A high-density polyfoam encasement around the coils adds extra reinforcement to the perimeter. The coils circulate more air than the Casper’s polyfoam support core, giving the hybrid better temperature neutrality, while the encasement offers improved edge support over the original. At the same time, the Casper provides better motion isolation and alleviates more pressure for sleepers under 230 pounds.

The Casper Hybrid is more expensive than the Casper, but still costs much less than the average model. Before choosing one model over the other, sleepers should determine which they prefer: the pressure-relieving cradle of an all-foam bed, or the responsive surface and cooler temperature of a hybrid.

Casper vs. Casper Wave

The Casper Wave is constructed with three comfort materials – polyfoam, latex, and memory foam – along with denser polyfoam in the transitional and support layers. The result is a medium-soft feel that creates a deeper pressure-relieving cradle compared to the Casper.

The Casper’s polyfoam support core reinforces the mattress much better than the Wave’s, which measures 5.5 inches thick. As a result, the Casper offers a more comfortable feel for back- and stomach-sleepers. The Wave also absorbs a bit more body heat, causing it to sleep warmer than the Casper. However, both mattresses offer excellent motion isolation.

The Wave is considerably more expensive than the Casper. This will likely be a deciding factor for some shoppers, and both beds perform comparably in many areas. Those who are willing to spend extra for a more body-cradling feel should consider the Wave, but the Casper offers better overall value between the two models.

Casper vs. Casper Wave Hybrid

Like the Casper Hybrid, the Casper Wave Hybrid is a newer hybrid version of the preexisting Wave model. The Wave Hybrid shares its predecessor’s comfort layers, but adds a transitional layer of gel-infused polyfoam and swaps the old support core with foam-encased pocketed coils.

The Wave Hybrid has a medium-soft feel, but its pocketed coils also make the surface fairly responsive. The result is a good balance of conforming and support, similar to the Casper’s – though the Wave Hybrid has more bounce. The coils also promote steady airflow to give the hybrid very good temperature neutrality, while the high-density perimeter foam prevents the edges from sinking too much. The Casper performs better in other areas, including motion isolation, pressure relief, and noise potential.

Ultimately, most buyers will choose the Casper or the Wave Hybrid based on price-point. The Wave Hybrid is Casper’s most expensive mattress and costs more than twice as much as the Casper. The hybrid’s luxurious feel may entice some shoppers with bigger budget, but the Casper offers more value for sleepers.

Casper vs. Casper Essential

The Casper Essential is constructed with a polyfoam comfort layer, memory foam transitional layer, and high-density polyfoam support core. Similar to the Casper, the Essential measures 11 inches thick and has a medium-firm (6) feel. The Casper and the Essential share other key qualities, as well. Both beds isolate motion transfer very well and produce virtually no noise, making either a good choice for couples.

However, they are very different in several ways. Although the Essential is firmer, the Casper’s much thicker support core ensures better overall support for sleepers across all weight groups. The Casper’s softer comfort materials also provide a more comfortable surface for lighter individuals, side-sleepers, and people with pressure-point issues.

The Essential has a much lower price-point than the Casper, and this may be a deciding factor for some. However, the Casper outperforms the Essential in most key areas.

Casper vs. Purple

Like the Casper, the Purple was one of the pioneering bed-in-a-box mattress models. Both models isolate motion transfer very well, and their price-points are comparable, but apart from these similarities the mattresses are very different.

The Purple features the Smart Grid comfort layer, which is composed of a signature elastic polymer material. The Smart Grid contours to the body like memory foam, but is also more responsive and sleeps exceptionally cool. The Casper has a softer feel thanks to its polyfoam and memory foam layers. The Purple’s support core is also 3.5 inches shorter than the Casper’s, giving the latter much better overall support.

The Casper and Purple have comparable price-points. Hot sleepers may want to consider the Purple, while those seeking a more supportive mattress should opt for the Casper. To learn more, check out our Casper vs. Purple Mattress Comparison.

Casper vs Tuft & Needle

The T&N Mattress from Tuft & Needle is an all-polyfoam mattress built with a graphite-infused comfort layer and a 7-inch, high-density support core. Like the Casper, the T&N Mattress offers better support than most all-foam models due to its thick base layer. Both beds also offer a good balance of cushioning and support thanks to their polyfoam top layers.

The T&N Mattress is slightly firmer, and considered a medium-firm (6.5). This makes it more suitable for average weight and heavyweight sleepers, while it may be a bit too firm for those who weigh less than 130 pounds. The Casper provides a more mid-level feel, though it feels less supportive for heavier ones.

The T&N Mattress has a lower price-point than the Casper, but neither is considered overly expensive. Shoppers should base their decision between these two beds on firmness preference, as well as their own body type. To learn more about these beds, visit our Casper vs. Tuft & Needle Mattress Comparison.

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Where Can I Buy the Casper Mattress?

The Casper Mattress is available for purchase on the Casper Sleep website. It is also sold through select retailers, including Amazon.com and Target. Casper also operates a total of 14 brick-and-mortar stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. A full store directory is found online.

Where Do They Ship?

Casper ships free to anywhere in the contiguous U.S. Charges apply to Hawaii, Alaska and parts of Canada.

White Glove Delivery?

White Glove Delivery is available at an additional charge for the Casper, as well as the Casper Hybrid and Casper Essential. This service is free for Casper Wave and Casper Wave Hybrid orders.

Old Mattress Removal?

Old mattress removal is offered with White Glove delivery. The Wave and Wave Hybrid qualify for free White Glove delivery, while orders for the Casper, Casper Hybrid, and the Essential will incur additional White Glove charges.

Full Delivery Policy

The delivery policy for Casper mattresses is as follows:

  1. UPS Groundis used for Casper deliveries. Most customers will receive their Casper mattress withintwo to five business daysof the original purchase, depending on their location.
  2. Free standard shippingis offered to all customers in thecontiguous U.S. and parts of Canada.Additional feesmay apply forHawaii and Alaska. For Canadian customers,additional feesmay apply forNorthwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut. Customers inNew York City, Los Angeles, and San Franciscoare eligible forsame-day courier deliveries.
  3. White Glove deliveryis offerednationwide; previously, this service was only available in select U.S. cities. White Glove Delivery entails mattress setup and packaging removal, as well as old mattress removal upon request. White Glove delivery is availablefree-of-charge for The Wave and Wave Hybrid; theother three Casper mattresseswill incuradditional chargesfor White Glove services.

Trial Period and Warranty Details

Trial Period and Guarantee

Casper offers a100-night sleep trialfor all five Casper mattress models.

  1. This trialdoes not require a break-in periodof any kind. Owners may elect to return the mattress and receive a full refund, including shipping fees,at any pointduring the sleep trial.
  2. Casper will arrange forcouriers to comepick up the mattressfrom the owner’s home, at which time it will either berecycled or donated to charity.
  3. Customers who purchase their Casper mattress fromAmazon.comwill also beeligible for the 100-night trial.

Warranty

Casper offers a10-year non-prorated warranty:

  1. Warranty coverage kicks in on theoriginal mattress purchase date.
  2. During the warranty coverage period, Casper willreplace or repaira defective mattress. Casper willcover fees for returning a defective mattressto the company, but the owner will be required topay fees for having a replaced or repaired mattress shipped back to them.
  3. Mattress owners mustpay the differenceif their defective mattress is replaced with an upgrade model.
  4. In the event that a defective mattress is repaired or replaced with thesame mattress model, theoriginal warranty coverage will continue. If the mattress is replaced with anupgrade, then anew warrantywill be issuedbeginning on the date that the upgrade is purchased.
  5. The warranty will bevoidedif the owner does not provide a proper foundation to support the mattress. According to Casper,proper foundation optionsinclude the following: a foundation and modern box spring with wooden slats that are no more than4 inchesapart; a flat platform bed; or a slatted base made of wood with slats that are no more than4 inchesapart.
  6. The warrantywill coverbody impressions in the sleep surface measuring1 inch or deeperdespite proper use and handling. The warranty also coversphysical flawsthat cause mattress materials to split or crack, andmanufacturing defectsassociated with the mattress cover.
  7. The warrantydoes not coverimpressions measuringless than 1 inch deep. Additional defects not covered under warranty includephysical damagesuch as burns and stains, andcomfort issuesthat arise due tonormal wear and tearorchanges in the owner’s mattress preferences.
  8. The warranty isexclusively available to the original purchaserof the mattress. Anyone who purchases or acquires this mattress second-hand does so ‘as is’, andwill notbe eligible for warranty coverage.

Company Information

Customer Service

8 out of 10 owner experiences show customers have had a positive experience with Casper, irrespective of whether or not they liked their mattress.

Our Updated Casper Mattress Review for 2020

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But what’s the deal with their mattress? Is it worthy of all the internet buzz surrounding this brand and its products? In thisCasper mattress review,we’ll check out their flagship mattress model that launched the now-famous brand back in 2014.

Always innovating, Casper has had a few updates since then (including a brand new cover and new layer of breathable foam in 2020), and we’ll break them all down and what they mean for you, the sleeper. Does it sleep cool? Can couples share it easily?

Stay tuned, as we go through the details. Or skip to the bottom to see how it scores in individual categories.

Who Do We Think Matches With Casper?

  • Versatility Fans– If you’re in a couple and your partner has a different body type (80% of couples are in this boat) or you’re a person who switches positions a lot, you might like how versatile Casper is. They’ve built this bed to work with multiple shapes in different positions by strategically layering their foam.
  • Spine Alignment Seekers– Having problems sleeping in a neutral position? Zoning in Casper may help you out. Firmer foam in the center of the bed helps hold your hips in line, which can be a struggle, especially for stomach sleepers.
  • Hot Sleepers– If you’ve shied away from memory beds in the past because of heat retention concerns, you have little to worry about with Casper. They’ve placed it lower so you still get great body conformance with breathable, cooler foams closer to your body.

Possible Casper Complaints:

  • No Innerspring Feel– This is an all-foam bed, as as such as some pretty great motion isolation, but if you want more of an innerspring bounce in your bed, you may steer towards the company’s hybrid bed.
  • Foam Doesn’t Slowly Respond– Fans of traditional memory beds are often looking for materials that slowly respond, but that’s not the feel here. By building the top layers with responsive foams, the brand aims to make repositioning easier and provide a less “stuck” feeling.

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Brand Overview

  • Company Headquarters: New York City
  • Website: casper.com
  • Phone: 1 888.498.0003

Casper is one of the most famous bed-in-a-box brands out there, from their quirky ad campaigns and continuous innovation. Once an exclusively online brand, the company is now exploring pop-up locations and selling their products in select West Elm stores, as well as Target.

Fly American Airlines? You may very well be snuggling with a Casper pillow. Check the label.

The company has recently announced the launch of their hybrids, as well as a few newer products looking to help folks sleep better with technology and even CBD gummies. According to their CEO, they’re poised to become the “Nike of sleep” and are expanding their foothold in all kinds of new tech.

Construction: What’s inside Casper?

Casper is a bed-in-a-box foam brand that stands 12 inches tall. Its four layers are wrapped in a durable polyester fabric.

  • The first layeris 1.5 inches of perforated proprietary comfort foam called AirScape™ that gives the mattress some bounce and breathability to keep the surface from overheating.
  • The second layeris 1.5 inches of responsive high-density memory foam for pressure relief and motion isolation. Keeping this layer away from the surface helps to keep the trapped heat associated with memory foams away from the body.
  • The third layeris 2 inches of Zoned Support™, a transition layer that is firmer in the center of the bed where your hips are positioned to help with the extra weight that tends to concentrate in this region, but softer around your shoulders and knees, for additional pressure relief. Since your body is getting tailored firmness levels, your spine should remain in neutral alignment.
  • The fourth layeris a 7-inch layer of dense foam that lends durability, provides support, and creates the overall foundation of the mattress.

First Impression: How Does It Feel?

The outsides of this mattress look sporty and modern, with grey side panels and white top. The top feels soft and cool to the touch. Pressing into the foams, you should notice how responsive they feel or how quickly they regain their shape when pressure is released. Pushing deeper, you’ll feel the slower responding memory foam that was built to conform to your shape.

Lying down, you should feel immediate sinkage into the top layer of breathable foams as the lower layer of memory foam slowly conforms to the shape of your body. With built-in gradual transitions between each layer of foam, you shouldn’t feel “bottomed out” or up against the firmness of the base, though the supportive system should keep your body level, using the zoning in the third layer.

Firmness Scale: 6/10

Pressure Relief

When more weight is concentrated on one part of your body more than another, this creates what we call “pressure” which can translate into soreness come morning if you’ve slept in a bed that’s not right for you. Using graduated firmness and zoning in their foams, Casper works to ensure that your weight is evenly balanced.

There is slightly less sinkage in this bed than one might expect from a traditional memory bed, and most sleepers can expect to sleep closer to the surface of the bed. You should sink in for a gently cradled feel that works to relieve pressure with the foams working to balance your weight and filling in any gaps caused by curves in your shape. Because you don’t sink deeply and the foams are responsive, repositioning in this bed is simple to manage.

Support

The firmness of the base is balanced by the softer top to put this bed at a versatile 6 on our firmness scale . This score is ideal for many different body types and shapes.

However, the real star of this show is the zoning that runs through the middle of the bed, which helps to support sleepers throughout their hips. This is the area where most people carry the most weight and commonly the most excess weight for heavier sleepers.

Beneath this layer is a robust support foam that forms the foundation of the bed and completes the support system designed to keep all shapes pressure-free and correctly balanced. It provides a small amount of “push-back” or bounce that aids in repositioning.

Preference-based Features

Bed-in-a-box

Though there are some pop-up and retail locations for Casper products cropping up nationwide, the company still sells online, a business practice that helps reduce costs by eliminating the middle man and delivering directly to consumers in an easier to ship container.

Zoned Support System

The third layer of this bed provides a bit of extra support in the center of the mattress to promote better spine alignment under the hips without sacrificing the soft pressure relief usually required in the shoulder area.

Breathable, Responsive Foams for Cooling

When air can move quickly through the foam, there is less of a chance that body heat will become trapped, which is Casper’s strategy with its top layer of proprietary foam.

Great Motion Isolation

Though there is some bounce coming from the base layer, the foam here works exceptionally well here to trap vibrations caused by a sleeper’s movements before they travel across the bed to wake a sleeping partner or child. This is a great feature that couples usually gravitate towards.

Adjustable Base Compatible

If you want to use an adjustable base with this bed, the manufacturer had designed one for their line of mattresses, though it should also be compatible with other models.

Casper Mattress Review

Full reviews of the both the Original Casper and Casper Hybrid bed in a box mattresses.

Who Is This Bed Best For?

  • Anyone looking for a really comfortable and accommodating bed
  • People that want an option between the Original Casper mattress (i.e. all-foam) and Casper Hybrid (i.e. coils)
  • All sleeper types (back, stomach, side and combination)
  • Folks who like a soft neutral-foam feel
  • Consumers that like to buy from big, well-established brands

Who Won’t Love This Bed?

  • Anyone that wants an extra firm mattress
  • Especially heavy individuals

Free Shipping & Returns

100 Night Trial Period

10 Year Warranty

Zoned Support Foam

Layout For This Mattress Review

Our YouTube Review Of The Casper Mattress

We have plenty to say about the Casper mattress, but for anyone that prefers video format, here’s a quick synopsis of who we think will like the Original Casper mattress (all-foam model).

We hope the video above was helpful, however, it’s always a good idea to conduct more research when considering a major purchase like a new bed. Keep reading for even more details on the Casper mattress.

How Casper Handles Shipping & Returns

The online mattress industry is established enough now that it has some pretty standard policies regarding shipping, returns, trials, and the like. You can generally assume that bed-in-a-box companies will offerfree shipping, a 100-night risk-free trial period, free returns and full refundsif you don’t like the bed, or a 10-year warranty if you do. Of course, some companies do put their own spin on those terms, so be sure to read all the fine print.

Casper, however, follows those standards to a tee. To ensure that you’re fully informed, though, we do suggest that you read up on the terms of that warranty on Casper.com.

Casper was one of the first bed-in-a-box mattresses

As for how you actually setup your new Casper mattress, it’s quite simple, but since your bed is compressed and rolled up in a box, it may take you a few minutes to get everything all ready to go.

Once you’ve removed the packaging and your bed starts to decompress, it’s a good idea to let it sit out for about a full day. This allows it adequate time to fully decompress and off-gas. Since it’s wrapped in plastic, it could have a clean smell, which is completely normal and could take a few days to leave the mattress.

What Does The Casper Mattress Cost?

Casper mattresses are not considered cheap, but by comparison they’re certainly not the most expensive beds on the market either. They’re fairly priced and we would consider the bed a decent value, all things considered. You can see a breakdown of the pricing below:

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin$595
Twin XL$695
Full$995
Queen$1,095
King / Cal King$1,295

We always do our best to get discounts and promo codes for you, so if we’ve got a Casper code, it’ll be in that little green box on the right side of your screen. Alternatively, you can always check Casper.com for current offers and promotions. Like most brands, they tend to offer their largest promotions during major holidays, but they should offer something like $50-$100 off year-round as well.

UPDATE: New Casper Hybrid Model

Recently, the company announced the Casper Hybrid mattress, which is essentially the exact same bed as the original, but with6″ pocketed coils for support.Here is our video review and comparison for the Casper Hybrid mattress:

The rest of this review primarily focuses on the original Casper mattress, but we wanted you to be aware of the Casper Hybrid. The bed does cost more, but it’s also more supportive and durable. It’s also the better solution for heavier individuals so if you weigh over 250 pounds, we’d definitely recommend the hybrid model over the all-foam version. You can check the current price of the Casper Hybrid mattress on their website.

Casper’s Zoned Support Foam Construction

Casper is an all-foam bed (as opposed to a hybrid mattress, which includes both foam and coils). The construction of Casper’s original mattress is pretty simple. It’s just four layers of foam materials—a base layer of support foam, a layer of zoned transition memory foam, and a top layer of “open-cell” foam that’sperforated to pull in airflow (Casper calls this “AirScape”). Altogether, you get

11” of memory, poly, and proprietary foam.

Casper now has a 10.5″ construction

“Zoned” layers are becoming more popular in the industry. If a layer is described as “zoned”, that means it’s more supportive in certain targeted areas, like the middle section where a sleeper’s hips and trunk would be. Casper Wave Hybrid and the Rubix mattress both have a zoned support framework as well.

The memory foam in the middle is the “Zoned Support” layer

“Proprietary foam” just means that the company has customized a foam formulation that is specific to their brand. In most cases, that means a slightly modified poly foam or memory foam. In Casper’s case, their proprietary foam contributes to the overall soft neutral-foam feel of the bed.

All of the foams in the Casper mattress are approved by the CertiPUR-USprogram, which means they have low VOC, are made without ozone depleters, and just generally are not harmful for you or the environment.

We Really Like The Cover On The Casper Mattress

The cover on the original Casper mattress is a nice, soft material. It’s also fitted well, so it won’t bunch up under your sheets.

The cover is pretty easy to remove, but we don’t actually suggest that you remove it because we haven’t found any definitive information stating that the cover is machine washable. The Casper site does say that the “zip-off cover is easy to clean,” but they don’t specify that you can toss it in the wash. Every other mattress brand we’ve tried that has a machine washable cover makes sure to state so in no uncertain terms, which is why we’re squinting at Casper here.

Casper has a space-age looking cover

If you do need to deal with a spill or stain,you can spot clean with some warm water and a bit of mild detergent. Just dab at the spot and you’re done. You do want to avoid getting the spot so wet that it soaks down into the mattress, though.

In the case that you’re especially concerned about getting a thorough clean—maybe an accident-prone kid will be sleeping on the bed or you suffer from awful allergies that require bi-weekly deep cleans of all your linens—you can look into adding a mattress protector. There’s a huge selection of mattress protectors on Amazon. Just know that, depending on the thickness and material of the protector, it may stifle airflow through the mattress and might affect the surface feel a bit.

Now, you may be in the habit of periodically flipping your mattress, but if you get yourself a Casper, it’s time to break that habit. Casper’s foam layers are constructed in a specific order, so flipping the bed won’t work.

While you don’t need to flip the mattress,you might want to rotate it 180° every 3-6 monthsor so if you share your bed with a partner whose body weight is significantly different than your own. Rotating the bed will help the mattress wear more evenly over time, and that means a longer lifespan for your Casper.

Our Rating For Softness / Firmness

The Casper mattress has a soft foam feel.Even though it does incorporate a layer of memory foam, you aren’t going to get an overt memory foam feel. You aren’t going feel like you’re really sinking into the mattress or getting “stuck in the mud”. For some folks, that’s great because they don’t like the feeling of being sucked into the mattress. For other folks, that may be disappointing because they really enjoy that stereotypical memory foam feel.

In terms of firmness, we say the Casper is a medium on our scale. That’s precisely in the middle of the soft-to-firm spectrum. Remember, though, thatyour body type will affect how you experience the firmness of a mattress. We’ll get into that later in this post and other comparison articles.

With all-foam beds, we often find that the responsiveness is on the slower side just because the mattress doesn’t have any coils to assist with the bounce-back. TheCasper, however, responds relatively quickly to pressuredespite being all-foam. Folks who switch positions during the night won’t have any trouble turning over and won’t leave a sunken spot behind when they do.

Who Will Like The Casper Mattress?

Casper’s original mattress is a medium on the firmness scale (as we mentioned), which might sound too soft for back and stomach sleepers who need ample support around the hips and trunk. But we’ve found that even though the Casper isn’t a very firm bed, the combination of various foam densities makes it more supportive than you might expect.

But again, we would note that your body type is going to affect your experience on the Casper, and we’ll talk more about that in later sections.

Casper is good for all sleeper types, actually, including side and combo sleepers. Because it isn’t especially firm and has a soft foam feel,side sleepers will get the pressure relief they need around their shoulders and hips.

No matter what your sleeper type, the idea is to keep your spine in proper alignment. In some cases, that means support, in other cases, that means pressure relief.

Should Heavy People Get The Casper Mattress?

Unfortunately, we’re going to have to say no on this one (at least with the foam model). The original Casper mattress is about 11” thick, which, paired with the bed’s medium firmness and all-foam construction, really isn’t thick enough for heavy folks to get enough mattress between them and the foundation. There’s also a chance that sleepers with a large build will wear through the Casper faster than we think is practical for a mattress at this price point.

Typically, for people that weigh around 250 lb, we push them toward coil beds, or at the very minimum a thick, firmer foam bed. For your reference, here’s a link to our list of the Best Mattresses For Heavy & Obese Sleepers.

A look at the pocketed coils inside Casper Hybrid

Remember though,Casper just launched the hybrid model for this bed. So, if you’re dead-set on Casper and want the support of coils, make sure to look into the new Casper Hybrid mattress.

What About Average And Petite People?

Yes, it is.Both petite and average body types are going to get enough support on this bed, or pressure relief, if that’s what they need. It’s a nice middle-of-the-road bed in terms of feel and firmness, which makes it pretty accommodating.

Casper is a really comfortable mattress

We think Casper is absolutely a nice bed for individuals that weigh under about 230 lb. We could see this being a tremendous bed for young professionals, teens, and college students.It’s one of those beds that most people agree is really comfortable.

Casper Has A Neutral Sleeping Temperature

No, Casper does not sleep hot, but it doesn’t sleep cool either.This bed is what we call temperature neutral, which is the case for most beds you can buy online. The new “AirScape” design on the comfort foam should also help with cooling.

It’s pretty common for all-foam beds to feel warmer than hybrids because all-foam constructions don’t have coils, which allow for better airflow. Plus, foam can retain the heat produced by your body while you sleep. Again, though, we’re not saying that sleeping on the Casper will be the reason you get too hot, it just isn’t going to prevent you from overheating if you’re a naturally sweaty sleeper.

Even so, for most people, we think Casper will be just fine in the temperature-regulation department. We can’t imagine many people complain about overheating on the original Casper mattress.

Will Casper Be Able To Accommodate Couples?

We do thinkCasper is a good pick for couples. For one, this bed has good edge support, meaning you aren’t going to get too much of that roll-off feeling if you happen to find yourself near the edge of the mattress.

Edge support is only worth paying attention to if you sleep with a partner

Edge support is a feature that couples ought to consider because, more often than not, one partner ends up confined to the side of the bed while the other sleeps comfortably right in the middle. Again, Casper is fine here, but it’s not the best mattress for edge support. And, to be honest, we consider edge support to be one of the more overblown facets of a mattress. In other words, it’s important to a small number of people—most people won’t even care.

Casper also performs well in terms of motion isolation. Good motion isolation is what keeps you from being woken up when your partner turns over or gets out of bed in the middle of the night. All-foam beds generally do a good job of limiting cross-bed motion, so we’re not really going to praise Casper for this.

It’s good, and we’re glad that it’s good—we’re just not surprised or giving it any bonus points.

Casper Mattress Review: Conclusion

Ultimately,we really like the Casper original mattress. There’s a reason it’s so popular. Part of that is good advertising, true, but it’s also because they really do make a quality, accommodating product. We’re not going to get hyperbolic and say it’s the best mattress ever and everyone will love it, but we will say that it’s a great bed and a lot of people will really enjoy sleeping on Casper.

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What Makes Casper So Popular

It’s no secret that Casper is (perhaps) the single most popular bed-in-a-box mattress out there. They have literally sold millions of mattresses and the substantial majority of people end up keeping their Casper mattress. So, now that the main portion of the review is over, let’s recap what makes the original Casper mattress so special.

Comfortable Feel— This is the the type of bed that most people agree on. What I mean by that is that Casper is an accommodating mattress that seems to bring people together more than it separates them. We’ve seen with a lot of memory foam beds or even the Purple Mattresses, the beds are just too unique such that about 50% of people can’t sleep on them. Casper is so neutral that we could confidently say a big majority of people will give it the thumbs up. It might not satisfy everything they were looking for, but they find it comfortable and could sleep on it. That’s the reason we refer to Casper as a “Safe Pick” in many of our buyer guides.

Name Recognition— Casper isthebed-in-a-box. It’s the most widely known and people really trust the brand.

Sleeper Type— Given that it’s pretty much a flat medium on the soft/firm scale, Casper is able to work for all sleeping positions. It really is a Jack of all trades. That can be a positive and a negative, though. If you want a bed that works for a variety of sleeping positions, that’s great, Casper should mostly likely work for you. If you want a firm bed though, or a soft one, Casper is only available in the one firmness level so there’s not much you can do.

Free Returns— This is a major reason why online mattress brands are getting so popular: they’re virtually risk-free purchases for the consumer. We love that you’re able to get all of your money back (in the trial window) if Casper isn’t exactly what you’re looking for. It definitely calms the nerves when you spend around $1,000.

Comparing All Casper Mattresses

Casper Wave— This is their high-end mattress that also has the Zoned Support System, but to a larger extent. The Wave is thicker and feels a little more buoyant compared to the original mattress since it has a layer of latex foam. This the mattress that Casper created for people with back pain or other health issues. It costs quite a bit more than the original mattress, but if you’re not on a strict budget it might be worth your consideration. It’s basically the older brother to the original mattress. Here’s a link to our Casper Wave vs Casper comparison.

Casper Nova Hybrid— The company’s softest mattress on the market right now. Here’s a link to our Casper Nova vs Casper comparison.

Casper Element— To compete with lower price point cheap beds, Casper launched the Element. It’s the simplest (and most affordable) mattress that they sell. It actually feels similar to the original in that it’s pretty plane Jane. It just feels neutral and comfortable, but there’s not a true signature feel. This is the mattress that they intend for guest rooms, college students, kids, teens, etc. There’s plenty of good things to say about the Casper Element mattress, but the best part (at least when compared to the other two) is just the price.

Casper Hybrid Mattress— As we mentioned above, this is pretty much the exact same bed as the original Casper mattress, but with support coils rather than support foam. We like the bed a lot.

Casper Wave Hybrid— If the Casper Hybrid is the original bed with coils, the Wave Hybrid is the Wave with coils. It’s the most premium bed that Casper makes. It’s really nice, really supportive, and really comfortable. The zoned support on the bed is different than it is on the Wave foam bed, but we still like that they’ve included it.

Casper Mattress Review

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Casper was one of the pioneers of the online mattress explosion in 2014, so has one of the longer track records in the industry. Many other companies have followed suit with similar offerings, but how does Casper’s flagship mattress stack up, and is it right for you?

Note: Casper began its business by offering just one model. The line has now expanded to three mattress models. This review is for the flagship Casper mattress, simply called the “Casper," which has been updated for 2019. We have also reviewed the lower pricedCasper Essential mattressand higher pricedCasper Wave mattress.

If you’d prefer to watch rather than read, check out our full Casper mattress video review above.

Table of Contents

Nobody does more in-depth mattress reviews than GoodBed — which means there’sa lotof information here! Use the links in this table of contents to quickly jump to the sections of this review that interest you most.

SummaryOverview of GoodBed’s findings and conclusions about this product
Materials & ConstructionMattress Type, Layers, Cover
Comfort & Feel RatingsSoftness, Cushioning Depth, Memory Feel, Bounce
Back Support + Pressure Relief RatingsBy sleeper weight and sleep position
Feature RatingsMotion Isolation, Temperature, Edge Support, Ease of Repositioning, Natural vs Chemicals, Adjustable Base Compatibility
Price, Value & LongevityCost, Discounts, Durability, Overall Value
Other Factors to ConsiderDelivery, Returns, Warranty
Bottom LineWho is the best/worst match for this mattress?

Summary: Is The Casper a Good Mattress?

The Casper Mattress is a 12”, four-layer mattress made mainly of polyurethane foam, with the second topmost layer being memory foam. The mattress is enclosed in a robust and soft zippered cover.

For 2019, the company made some small but significant updates to this mattress, including some changes in one of the foam layers that resolved our most significant complaint from our original look at the Casper — its suitability for side sleeping and pressure relief. In our testing of the 2019 update, both were improved.

We found the Casper mattress to have a Medium Firm softness level. If you prefer a feeling of floating above your mattress as opposed to sinking deeply into it, you may find the Casper bed appealing. In our tests, we found the Casper bed to offer very good support and spinal alignment, particularly for those who sleep primarily on their backs and/or stomach. Hips sunk into the mattress just enough to create a neutral spinal position, and our tester felt the mattress reaching up to support his lumbar area.

The Casper mattress also excelled in our tests for ease of repositioning. Changing sleeping positions was virtually effortless for our tester, so if you tend to move around a lot while sleeping, the Casper mattress deserves close consideration. Motion isolation was also good; this can be a concern if you are bothered by movements of a partner, kids or pets on the other side of the bed.

While the Casper bed does have a small amount of memory foam, we would not call it a memory foam mattress, as it has none of that slow-melting-into-the-bed feel that we associate with memory foam. Rather, the Casper bed was quick-responding, and recovers its shape very quickly after being compressed.

Value-wise, the Casper bed’s competition has largely matched it in terms of product, pricing and delivery, but Casper has an extra card up its sleeve; a Casper’s store locator can direct you to showrooms where you can try a Casper bed in person but pay the same competitive prices you’ll find online. For consumers nervous about buying an expensive product online sight-unseen, this could tip the decision in Casper’s favor.

If you like to sit on the edge of the bed, or tend to lie right on the edge, edge support with the Casper mattress isn’t a standout. If this is a priority for you, competing mattresses have specific features to address edge support and may be better choices.

The Casper mattress’s price is competitive; free shipping is included, but just as with any other package, it’s left at the door. A ‘white glove’ service is available as an upgrade; that means the bed would be delivered and set up in the room where you want it, and your old bedding will be removed (if you want).

Note that the Casper mattress does not come with a box spring (nor does it need one). You can place the Casper mattress atop the support of your choice, including a separately purchased box support, a bed frame, platform bed, or adjustable bed frame. Casper sells its own bed frame and adjustable frame, but neither are required purchases.

Overall, the Casper mattress performed well in our testing and evaluations for a wide range of sleeping positions, and we felt it would also be supportive in those positions for heavier sleepers (250+ lbs.). We judged construction to be of good quality and would not have concerns about longevity.

Read on for our detailed report and be sure to check out the video to see this mattress in action as we put it through our tests. You can always visit the company’s website for more on the Casper bed.

Bottom Line: Who is the Best Match for an Original Casper Mattress?

BEST if you:

  • Sleep in a wide range of positions
  • Move around and reposition frequently
  • Enjoy a buoyant feeling of floating on top of the mattress
  • Don’t like the slow-responding feel of memory foam mattresses
  • Want the option to try in a store before buying

NOT IDEAL if you:

  • Prefer a slow, melting into the bed feeling
  • Enjoy being ‘cradled’ by your mattress
  • Tend to sleep right on the edge of the bed
  • Prefer an eco-friendly mattress

Comfort & Feel

These are the "preference-based characteristics" of a mattress. No classification here is better or worse – they are strictly a matter ofyourpersonal preference.

Softness Level
(1=Least Soft, 9=Most Soft)
4Medium Firm
Cushioning Depth
(1=Shallowest, 9=Deepest)
4Shallower than average
Memory Feel
(1=Least, 9=Most)
4A little memory feel
Bounce
(1=Least, 9=Most)
4A little

Back Support (by Sleeper Type)

No mattress will provide equally good spinal alignment (a.k.a., back support) for every sleeper. Here’s what to expect in terms of spinal alignment on this mattress – by sleeper weight and sleep position.

WeightRangeBack SleepersSide SleepersStomach Sleepers
Lighter250 lb897

Pressure Relief (by Sleeper Type)

The pressure relief offered by a mattress – especially important for side sleepers – will vary based on a sleeper’s weight and body shape. Here’s how we size up the pressure relief capabilities of this mattress.

WeightPoundsTypical CurvesExtra Curvy
Lighter250 lb88

Other Features

These are the "priority-based characteristics" of a mattress. Ratings here indicate where this mattress has strengths or weaknesses – however the importance of these features will depend entirely onyourpersonal priorities.

Motion Isolation8Very good
Stays ‘Cool’5Okay
Edge Support5Okay
Ease of Repositioning9Excellent
Green Features4Fair
Adjustable Base Compatibility8Very good
Overall Value7Good value

Key Facts

Mattress Type

Comfort Foam + Memory Foam over Foam

Price

Delivery

Return Policy

100-day trial, full refund and pickup

Warranty

10 years. Indentation coverage: 1"+

Country of Manufacture

Thickness

Weight (Queen)

Materials & Construction

What is in The Casper Mattress?

Overall, we classify the original Casper mattress as a "Comfort Foam + Memory Foam over Foam" construction type.

TheCasper mattressis a10″ thick mattress comprised of 4 layers(listed below from top to bottom):

  • 1.5" polyurethane foam, 3.5-lb. density
  • 1.5" memory foam, 3.5-lb. density
  • 1.5" zoned polyurethane foam transition layer, 2.5-lb. density
  • 5" polyurethane foam support layer, 1.8-lb. density

The Casper mattress is made of four foam layers stacked together. The topmost comfort layer is a standard polyurethane foam, while the second layer is memory foam. Although it does contain a small amount of memory foam, we would consider the Casper bed a foam bed, rather than a memory foam mattress.

The third layer represents a change for 2019; this layer now features firmer foam in the central third of the bed, under your hips, with softer foam at the head and foot.

A 5" support core of standard foam forms the lowest layer. You’ll note that the numbers above don’t quite add up to 10 inches; the last .5 inches of height can be attributed to the mattress’s cover.

Cover

The four layers of the Casper mattress are wrapped in a very sturdy feeling cover that’s less stretchy and tighter than some of the covers we’ve reviewed on other beds. The side panels especially feel substantive and thick. We’ll get to how the cover effects the comfort aspects of the bed in other sections of this review.

A change for the 2019 and most recent version of the mattress is a different zipper location, near the top of the bed. The cover can be zipped off, but note that it is NOT machine-washable. It can be dry cleaned.

Comfort & Feel

There are three aspects that make up our assessment of comfort and feel. We call these "preference-based characteristics" because no rating here is better or worse – rather, the attributes that are most desirable to you will be determined solely byyourpersonal preferences. We apply the same classification standards to each mattress so you can more easily compare apples to apples.

Softness( what’s this )

Keep in mind that what mattress companies call “firm” or “soft” is a purely a preference. All mattresses should be supportive and promote healthy spinal alignment. Whether a mattress is fluffy and squishy (what mattress companies call soft or plush), or less so (what companies call firm), is purely down to your personal needs and preferences.

We classify the Casper mattress as a Medium Firm mattress, just to the firmer side of medium. The feeling you get is more of a floating-on-top sensation versus sinking deeply into the mattress.

Not sure what softness is best for you? Take our Mattress Match Quiz and find out.

Softness Level
(1=Least Soft, 9=Most Soft)
4Medium Firm

Cushioning Depth( what’s this )

This refers to how deeply you sink into the mattress or feel cradled or hugged, versus a feeling of floating on top of the bed. This is definitely more of the latter. When we place our 16-lb. bowling ball atop the mattress, it did not sink in as much as it did with some of the other mattresses we’ve recently tested. And our tester, lying on top of the bed, felt cushioning was a bit shallower than some competing mattresses with deep pillowtops and plush top layers.

If you like that feeling of being more independent of your mattress rather than being snugged in by it, we think you’ll like the Casper mattress.

Cushioning Depth
(1=Shallowest, 9=Deepest)
4Shallower than average

Responsiveness( what’s this )

Responsiveness refers to how quickly a mattress recovers its shape after being compressed. When you press your hand into the mattress, for instance, then remove it, does it take several seconds for the mattress to return to flat, or does it recover immediately?

While the Casper mattress does have a small 1.5” layer of memory foam (the second layer of the mattress), it really does not have any of that recognizable memory-foam feel, where after compressed, your hand print takes several seconds to disappear (some describe this as a slow, melting into the mattress feeling). Rather, the Casper mattress is fairly quick responding, meaning it recovers its shape quickly; not as quickly as an innerspring mattress might do, but definitely a lot faster than a memory foam mattress.

This also translates to bounce, which we test in two ways. When we dropped our 16-lb. bowling ball in the mattress, it bounced slightly. However, when our tester dropped his weight onto the bed, he did not bounce at all.

Memory Feel
(1=Least, 9=Most)
4A little memory feel
Bounce
(1=Least, 9=Most)
4A little

Back Support & Pressure Relief

The two things that you should always be sure to get from your mattress are spinal alignment (commonly thought of as "back support") and pressure relief. Unfortunately, no mattress will deliver these two things equally well for all sleepers. In particular,spinal alignment and pressure relief capabilities will vary across sleepers with different weights, body shapes, and sleep positions. To help you determine how this mattress will perform for you, we break down our spinal alignment and pressure relief assessments by sleeper type.

In our evaluations, the Casper mattresses afforded very good back support and spinal alignment, particularly for back and stomach sleepers. We did have some concerns, however for side sleeping. The company asserts that the Casper bed has "zoned support" with firmer form under hips and softer foam under the shoulders (see more on Casper’s zoned support).

Spinal Alignment

The key to good back support is maintaining proper spinal alignment while you sleep. This means that the mattress should hold your spine in roughly the same position it’s in when you’re standing. The ability of a given mattress to do this will generally depend on your weight, sleep position, and body shape.

Here is how we break down the spinal alignment of the original Casper mattress:

WeightRangeBack SleepersSide SleepersStomach Sleepers
Lighter250 lb897

Back Sleepers:

While our tester was on his back, he noted that his hips sank just deeply enough to create a perfectly neutral spine, while he felt the mattress did a nice job reaching up to support his lumbar curve. We feel that sleepers of a wide weight range would have a similar experience, and we did not have concerns that heavier sleepers might not be supported enough.

Side Sleepers:

Things got murkier when we evaluated side-sleeping. Our tester noted, and it’s obvious in out video, that our testers shoulders didn’t sink deeply enough into the bed, resulting in the top of his spine curving upward in this position. We’d especially question results with lighter or curvier individuals (our tester weighs just under 200 lbs.). If you are primarily a side sleeper, check our other reviews as some mattresses really do excel in this area.

Stomach Sleepers:

Achieving good spinal alignment for stomach sleepers can often be trickier as the hips can tend to sink down too far with some mattresses, but our tester felt well supported in this position as well. Even the heaviest parts of his body did not sink too much into the Casper mattress. We felt this bed would likewise be a good choice for most that sleep on their stomachs. Pressure relief in this position was also good, with not notable hot spots on knees or elbows.

Pressure Relief

When a mattress pushes back against your body with too much force in a concentrated area, the result can be pain, soreness, loss of circulation, excessive tossing, and other problems. In general, such "pressure points" are of greatest concern for side sleepers, since that’s the position in which your body’s weight is distributed over the smallest surface area. To find the right mattress foryourneeds, keep in mind that the pressure-relieving capabilities of any given mattress will vary depending on the sleeper. Factors like your weight and body shape (e.g., broader shoulders and/or hips) will determine how far you sink into the mattress, and the pressure relief offered by that mattress will vary widely at different depths.

Here’s how we sized up the pressure relief of the original Casper mattress:

WeightRangeTypical CurvesExtra Curvy
Lighter250 lb88

Overall, we found the pressure relief offered by the Casper mattress to be good. Our tester didn’t experience any specific issues, and he didn’t feel that he ‘bottomed out’ or pushed through the mattress’s comfort layers and into the firmer support foam layers. However, we do wonder about heavier or curvier people, whose hips and shoulders could possibly sink through those top layers to the harder support layers of foam.

Other Features

Beyond the preference-based characteristics of comfort and feel, and the body matching for spinal alignment and pressure relief, a mattress will have a number of other attributes that can make it a better or worse choice for you. We call these "priority-based characteristics" because they are areas in which a mattresscanbe better or worse, but that will have differing amounts of importance to each sleeper. So, determining how much importance to give to these features will be entirely a matter ofyourown personal priorities. As always, we apply the same ratings standards to each mattress so you can more easily compare apples to apples.

Motion Isolation( what’s this )

With a bowling pin standing upright on the Casper bed, we tested motion isolation by dropping a 16-lb. bowling ball on it, as well as the whole weight of our 200-lb. tester.

In the bowling ball test, the bowling pin wiggled but didn’t fall. And when our tester dropped his entire weight onto the Casper bed, the pin barely moved. Why did the pin move more with the lighter weight than the heavier weight? The cover comes into play here. The Casper’s cover is taut and not very stretchy; when you press on the surface of the bed, the fabric moves towards your hand rather than stretching into the hole. Practically speaking, this doesn’t mean much in terms of comfort; it’s just a characteristic of the bed, and explains why we saw some surface movement/shifting.

We felt that the Casper bed would be a good choice for couples who don’t want to feel their partner getting in and out of bed.

Motion Isolation Rating8/10Very good

Temperature( what’s this )

For most people, we do not think the Casper mattress will feel hot. Memory foam has a reputation for heat retention, but in the case of the Casper bed, the memory foam layer is not on top. And because the Casper is a firmer bed, your body doesn’t sink so deeply into in, leaving more of your body exposed to air and able to dissipate heat.

If overheating in bed is an issue for you, and you’ve experienced it with other mattresses, other models have features that are specifically intended to address this, but for most we don’t expect heat to be a problem with the Casper bed. The company says its open-cell foams promote better air flow (see more on Casper’s foams).

Stays ‘Cool’ Rating5/10Okay

Edge Support( what’s this )

Foam mattresses aren’t typically very supportive along the very edge of the mattress—important if you like to sit on the edge of the bed, or if you tend to sleep along the edge. With the Casper mattress, our tester did experience a substantial amount of dip when sitting on the edge of the mattress, but he did feel stable.

When laying on the very edge of the mattress, however, our tester felt his body starting to lean off the edge once he began to warm up and soften the memory foam layer. Overall, if you spend a lot of your sleep time right on the edge of the bed, other mattresses might be a better fit.

Edge Support Rating5/10Okay

Ease of Repositioning( what’s this )

One of the highlights of the Casper mattress, for our tester, was ease of movement, which owing to the high responsiveness and elasticity of the gel layer, was almost effortless. If you tend to change positions a lot, the Casper mattress performed extremely well in our view.

Repositioning Rating9/10Excellent

Green Features( what’s this )

For mattress shoppers concerned with the use of natural materials, sustainable manufacturing practices or the like, we offer our subjective evaluation of any efforts taken by the company to make the mattress more green, healthy, or safe.

In the case of the Casper mattress, the company makes no claims about the use of natural materials. All of its foams are petroleum-based, and chemical glues are used to hold the mattress together.

All of the foams used are certified to the CertiPUR-US standard, which verifies that a material has low VOC off-gassing as well as a lack of chemicals and other substances regulated by the CPSC. This is now a very common certification we see on most mainstream beds. We do like that the Casper website includes a page on Casper’s certifications.

Green Rating4/10Fair

Adjustable Base Compatibility( what’s this )

We did not specifically test the Casper bed with an adjustable base. However, the company sells its own adjustable base that can be used with the Casper bed, and using an adjustable base (either Casper’s or another brand’s) will not void the warranty. Since the company endorses use of adjustable bases, we assume that compatibility is likely good.

Adjustable Base Compatibility8/10Very good

Price, Value & Longevity

How Much Does the Casper Mattress Cost?

Prices shown are list prices. Remember that GoodBed keeps our site current with the best available discounts on all online mattresses, many of which are exclusive discounts for our readers. This is an exclusive discount for our readers, and also provides GoodBed with a small referral fee from Casper that supports our work at no cost to you.

What Are You Getting?

The Casper is a 10-inch mattress made of polyurethane foam with varying densities, along with a 1.5” layer of memory foam sandwiched as the second layer. As one of the very first, if not THE first companies selling mattresses online, Casper has a long track record in the industry. And recognizing that some people still prefer to try a mattress in person, Casper has opened a number of showrooms (currently in 11 states) where you can try out and buy their products. Casper products are also in a number of Target stores as well.

How Long Will the Casper Mattress Last?

When it comes to estimating the comfort lifespan of a mattress, we tend to use foam density as our best, albeit imperfect, predictor of how long a foam will retain its shape and resiliency. In the case of the Casper mattress, the foams used are mainly standard polyurethane foam, which generally has a good track record for longevity. If we have any concerns, it’s the 1.5” layer of memory foam with 3.5-lb. density, which is a little lower than we like to see. Overall, though, we do believe the Casper bed will hold up well.

Overall Value

When Casper first hit the market, it was a revolutionary sales model and product, and at the time was an exceptional value, especially compared to traditional mattress stores. These days, the competition has caught up, and policies pioneered by Casper, like free delivery and returns, are now standard practice.

Pricing for the Casper is right in line with many, if not most, of its online competitors, some of which offer more sophisticated mattresses for the same price. While the Casper bed was an exceptional value when it debuted, it doesn’t stand out quite as much for value. Even so, it still compares very well to foam beds you’ll find in mattress stores.

And if you prefer to try a mattress in a store, Casper showrooms offer just that (currently in 11 states), allowing you to test in person but still take advantage of online pricing. Casper also offers a 10% discount to active duty and retired military and their spouses.

Value Rating7/10Good value

Other Factors to Consider

Delivery

  • Free delivery
  • Optional white-glove service

Casper includes free delivery, which is not particularly unusual among its competitors. For an extra $149, you can opt for their VIP or ‘white glove’ service, where the mattress is delivered and set up in the room where you want it, and the packaging is removed. Removal of your old bedding is also included if desired.

Returns

  • 100-day trial period
  • Full refund, including free pickup within trial period

Casper offers buyers a 100-day trial period. Returns within the trial period are free, with pickup of the mattress included. Returned mattresses will be donated to charity, according to the company. Get the full return-policy details.

Warranty

  • Warranty Length: 10 years
  • Indentation Coverage: 1” and above

One of the biggest, if not THE biggest complaints about any mattress from consumers regards body impressions—the inability of a mattress to spring back, eventually creating a low spot/sinkhole in the mattress. As such, mattress warranties all contain a term defining how big a sag or ‘body impression’ (measured when no one is on the mattress) is considered a defect, and thus covered under the warranty. The industry standard for mattresses is generally between ¾” and 1.5”. Casper has chosen to cover indentations that meet or exceed 1”. Practically speaking, that means any softening or sagging would need to be at least that deep before the warranty would offer you protection.

Bottom Line: Is the Casper Mattress Right for You?

The Casper mattress pioneered online mattress sales and is still a quality product in our view.Here’s who we think the mattress is best for, based on our evaluations.

BEST if you:

  • Are primarily a back or stomach sleeper
  • Move around and reposition frequently
  • Enjoy a buoyant feeling of floating on top of the mattress
  • Don’t like the slow-responding feel of memory foam mattresses
  • Want the option to try in a store before buying

NOT IDEAL if you:

  • Prefer a slow, melting into the bed feeling
  • Enjoy being ‘cradled’ by your mattress
  • Are primarily a side sleeper
  • Tend to sleep right on the edge of the bed
  • Prefer an eco-friendly mattress

Is the Casper bed right for you? Take our Mattress Match Quiz to find mattresses that fit your needs, based on your preferences and price range.

How Casper’s 2 New Mattresses Stack Up

CR tests the online company’s premium and budget mattresses, along with its flagship model

The results are in from Consumer Reports’ exhaustive tests of two new Casper mattresses, and neither of them live up to the expectations set by the company’s original mattress.

Late last year Casper launched new premium and budget mattresses: the high-end Wave, $1,850, and the lower-priced Essential, $600. Both are sold alongside the company’s flagship mattress, The Casper, which consistently ranks near the top of our ratings for foam mattresses and is priced in the $1,000 range.

When we tested the new products, we also decided to test The Casper again in case the company had made changes to that mattress’ construction.

Here’s what we found.

The Casper

The model, which costs $995 for a queen, has actually improved slightly, climbing 1 point in its Overall Score.

The Casper earns impressive scores for every size human subject in our support tests, which include petite side and back sleepers, and tall/large side and back sleepers, and an average of the two.

But The Casper did indeed change.

“By appearance, The Casper looks to be identical to previous samples we’ve tested,” says Chris Regan, the CR test engineer who oversees our mattress program. “But when we dissected the mattress at the lab, we found that the construction was in fact different than the previous version. The new model replaces the latex foam layer with a layer of high-resilience polyurethane foam.”

Regan says Casper must have done its homework: The new layer of foam, though different in composition, creates a slightly better performing mattress than the original.

The Wave

At $1,850 for a queen-size mattress, this new model costs nearly twice as much as The Casper but performs about the same. In fact, The Wave nabbed the same Overall Score but ranks one notch lower because it scored lower in one of the support tests.

Casper markets The Wave as a higher-end mattress, but judging by our tests, it’s not worth the extra money.

“In our testing, The Casper scores slightly better than The Wave for large and tall back support,” says Regan. “Another difference is that The Wave is softer than The Casper."

It scores a 3 on our firmness scale, and The Casper is a 5. The scale runs from 1 to 10, with 10 being the firmest. Whether The Wave’s 3 is better or worse depends on whether you like a soft or firm mattress, of course.

We spoke with Casper’s co-founder and chief product officer, Jeff Chapin, who explains that The Wave’s comparatively high cost is in its materials. Chapin tells Consumer Reports the company decided to source The Wave’s latex layer from a Belgium-based manufacturer that specializes in engineering a relatively firm type of latex Casper wanted, even though it greatly added to the cost.

The Essential

Casper’s other debut mattress, The Essential, is a less expensive option meant to cater to budget-conscious buyers. It costs $395 less than The Casper, and its performance is considerably lower, too.

“With The Essential, we were talking to people who were shopping at IKEA for mattresses vs. our core customers,” says Chapin. “We made the mattress 1.5 inches thinner, which saves a little bit of money. We also decreased the density of the foam. If you look at the cover, the material is thinner, the sewing is simpler. To get that price point, you have to make trade-offs.”

These trade-offs represent a steep compromise. Our testers note that they could sometimes feel the slats of the bed frame through the mattress. That didn’t hinder its performance in CR’s support test for petite and average side sleepers and petite back sleepers. It’s passable for large/tall side and average back sleepers but not good for large/tall back sleepers.

The Bottom Line

So if you’re considering a mattress from this brand, you may want to stick with The Casper, at the middle price. To alleviate fear of buyer’s remorse, the company has a 100-day trial period and a generous return policy. And if you’re still feeling skittish—or just uncertain—you can try out Casper’s mattresses at a number of stores around the country. Check the Casper website to find a store near you.

For more mattress choices from other brands, see our full mattress ratings and recommendations.

"While it’s clear that Casper has done their research with The Casper mattress, my recommendation is to take a wait-and-see approach with their two new mattresses, The Wave and The Essential," Regan says.

After all, Casper has made a number of tweaks to its original mattress—around 50, the company says—so it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect it to improve The Wave and The Essential over time.

If that happens, look for Consumer Reports to weigh in on how they stack up.

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