Welcome to our Casper Mattress review! Casper, founded in 2014, is known for pioneering the mattress-in-a-box revolution. It offers a wide range of models to suit different needs and budgets. The flagship all-foam Casper Original is complemented by the Casper Original Hybrid which features a coil core.
For those looking for luxury, there is the Wave Hybrid and Nova Hybrid. As a more affordable option, there is the Element which provides an all-foam model.
The Casper Original mattress combines three layers of foam to offer superior pressure relief and motion isolation. On the other hand, the Casper Original Hybrid substitutes the polyfoam layer with a coil support layer, providing extra bounce, edge support, and breathability.
Both mattresses are rated around 5 on the 10-point firmness scale and have a medium feel.
In this review, we’ll dive into the Casper Original Mattress and Casper Original Hybrid to help you decide which one is the right fit for you. We’ll discuss their construction, pricing, performance, and more so that you can make an informed decision. After all, that’s what we do here at Mattress Reviewer!
Fast Facts on the Casper Mattress
- Latest Pricing: Twin $420.00, Twin XL $460.00, Full $545.00, Queen $590.00, King $760.00, California King $760.00.
- Mattress Type: Memory foam fill material with a tight top.
- Bed Dimensions (King): 80″ long, 76″ wide, 10″ thick.
Quick Notes and Considerations
The Casper Original Mattress and the Casper Original Hybrid are ideal for sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds, particularly side and back sleepers who want a balance of contouring and bounce. Those who tend to sleep hot may also find these mattresses comfortable.
Couples can benefit from being able to use the full surface of the mattress, including the edge. However, stomach sleepers should note that they could experience some sinking around their midsections, while those over 230 pounds may find that it is too soft. On this bed, people who like using the whole area of their mattress may prefer a firmer edge for better support.
Casper Mattress Review Ratings (Out Of 10)
One thing we at Mattress Reviewer like to do is compare the tested and reviewed mattresses against the other mattresses that we inspect for this website. There are six things that we are specifically looking for in our ratings: isolation of motion, ease of movement, temperature control, relief from pressure, off-gassing from unpacking, and the support level of the edges of the bed. Below are the ratings for the (Original) Casper Mattress.
- Isolation of Motion: 8/10 – ★★★★★★★★☆☆
- Ease of Movement: 6/10 – ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
- Temperature Control: 6/10 – ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
- Relief from Pressure: 9/10 – ★★★★★★★★★☆
- Off-Gassing from Unpacking: 6/10 – ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
- Support Level of Bed Edges: 5/10 – ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆
Isolation of Motion (8/10)
The Casper’s all-foam construction provides exceptional motion isolation, thanks to a two-layer comfort system. The polyfoam top layer has a slightly bouncy feel and helps minimize motion transfer, while the underlying layer of memory foam further absorbs movement.
This could be beneficial for couples who share their bed since it may reduce nighttime disturbances from your partner’s movements and help those who are easily awakened sleep more soundly.
Ease of Movement (6/10)
Unlike many all-foam models, the Casper Mattress is quite responsive. This makes it easier to move across the surface and change position during sleep.
The polyfoam top layer helps combat memory foam’s slow response when weight is removed, avoiding the feeling of being “trapped in the bed”. The zoned memory foam layer also adds more firmness and resilience than a standard plane of soft, cradling memory foam. This provides an even better response while sleeping.
Temperature Control (6/10)
The Casper Mattress is designed to trap less heat than many similar foam mattresses. Its perforated polyfoam top layer allows air to circulate freely, dissipating heat away from the sleeper’s body.
Beneath this, its zoned memory foam layer is firmer in the middle to minimize sinkage while remaining breathable and not trapping too much warmth. Despite its close-conforming comfort system, this mattress should sleep cooler than many other all-foam models.
Relief from Pressure (9/10)
Sleepers often experience pressure points around their hips and shoulders, which are usually wider and heavier than other body parts. Without enough contouring, this can result in pressure build-up. However, the Casper Mattress offers close conforming that helps to evenly distribute weight and relieve these areas of discomfort.
The tri-zoned memory foam layer adds extra support and cushioning around the midsection to prevent the hips from sinking too far into the bed. This combination of pressure relief and supportive feel may be especially useful for those who suffer from aches and pains.
For individuals under 230 pounds, it should offer an ideal balance between contouring comfort and adequate support. Those who exceed this weight limit may find that the mattress compresses too much, leading to more pressure points.
Off-Gassing from Unpacking (6/10)
All mattresses may have an odor when first introduced into the home, especially if it has been shipped compressed. Memory foam and polyfoam mattresses often release VOCs (volatile organic compounds) during their manufacturing process which can cause more noticeable off-gassing odors.
The Casper Mattress is no exception, with some off-gassing odors expected upon arrival. However, if you leave your mattress in a well-ventilated room for a few hours to a few days, these odors should quickly dissipate.
Support Level of Bed Edges (5/10)
Many all-foam mattresses do not have reinforced edges, which may cause the bed to feel unstable when sitting or sleeping near the perimeter.
The Casper Mattress does provide a thicker support core for a sturdier edge, but it’s still possible for sleepers to experience some sinkage if their weight is over 230 pounds. This should be less noticeable than what may be expected from other all-foam models.
Bed Performance by Body Weight and Sleep Style
At Mattress Reviewer, we like to ensure an unbiased review for anyone and everyone. This includes a variety of body weights and sleep styles. In the below analysis, we break mattress users into sleep styles (side sleepers, back sleepers, and stomach sleepers). We then further break things down by weight categories (under 130lbs, 130lbs to 230lbs, and over 230lbs).
Casper Mattress Review for Side Sleepers
The Casper Mattress offers excellent conforming and pressure relief, making it an ideal mattress for side sleepers. Its polyfoam and memory foam layers give the sleeper a cozy hug that provides comfort and contouring. Furthermore, the zoned layer helps prevent hips from sinking too deeply for better spinal alignment.
For side sleepers who weigh under 230 pounds, Casper’s medium feel should provide an ideal balance between comfort and support. However, those who weigh more than 230 pounds may not find this mattress as comfortable since they usually prefer firmer mattresses. In this case, Casper’s medium feel could cause them to sink in too deeply, leading to misalignment of their spine.
Casper Mattress Review for Back Sleepers
Back sleepers typically prefer a medium to medium-firm feel due to the need for an even surface that won’t sag. They are also looking for some solid options when it comes to cushioning. With its medium feel, the Casper Mattress is on the softer end of this range.
Those who weigh under 230 pounds and like a softer mattress may enjoy Casper’s two comfort layers, which cradle and relieves pressure points. It also features a memory foam layer that is zoned for more support near the hips – this ensures lighter back sleepers’ midsection does not sink in excessively.
However, individuals who weigh more than 230 pounds usually require a firmer mattress to achieve the perfect balance between cushioning and support. The Casper Mattress has a medium feel, which may not be firm enough to prevent heavier back sleepers from sinking in too deeply around their hips. This could cause pressure points as well as misalignment of their spine.
Casper Mattress Review for Stomach Sleepers
Stomach sleepers often need a mattress with enough support to keep their hips from sinking in too deeply, otherwise, they risk poor alignment and extra strain on the spine. Thankfully, Casper’s zoned layer provides extra support around the sleeper’s midsection, potentially making it a good option for stomach sleepers.
However, due to its medium feel, it may not be adequate for those who weigh more than 230 pounds. The lack of support could cause these heavier individuals to sink in too deeply and lead to misalignment of the spine.
Casper Mattress Structural Breakdown
The Casper Mattress is composed of three layers: a top layer of breathable perforated foam, a middle layer of zoned memory foam, and a base of 7” high-density polyfoam. It is wrapped in a cover made up of recycled polyester, polyester, upcycled cotton, rayon, and lycra.
Sizing and Weight
- Twin: The twin-size Casper Mattress is 38″ wide, 75″ long, and 11″ thick. It weighs 46 pounds.
- Twin XL: The extra-long twin-size Casper Mattress is 38″ wide, 80″ long, and 11″ thick. It weighs 50 pounds.
- Full: The full-size Casper Mattress is 53″ wide, 75″ long, and 11″ thick. It weighs 67 pounds.
- Queen: The queen-size Casper Mattress is 60″ wide, 80″ long, and 11″ thick. It weighs 79 pounds.
- King: The king-size Casper Mattress is 76″ wide, 80″ long, and 11″ thick. It weighs 101 pounds.
- California King: The California King Casper Mattress is 72″ wide, 84″ long, and 11″ thick. It weighs 100 pounds.
Additional Information about the Casper Mattress
In addition to the above Casper Mattress review, there is some extra information that is important to know before purchasing. That includes warranties, sleep trials, availability, shipping information, value-added services, and more.
Product Availability and Where to Buy
The Casper and Casper Hybrid can be purchased from the Casper website, Amazon, brick-and-mortar Casper Sleep Shops in the US, and other retail partners such as Target.
Customers in all 50 US states, Canada, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom can enjoy these mattresses.
How the Mattress Ships
Casper offers free shipping to the 48 contiguous United States and most of Canada. Additional fees may be applicable for shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, Northern Canada, and other international destinations.
Mattresses are delivered via FedEx or UPS, compressed in plastic, and boxed. Customers are expected to unbox and set up their own mattresses – unpacking instructions come with the product.
Orders usually ship one or two business days after they’ve been placed and customers will receive a tracking number once their order is shipped. However, delays may occur during holidays and inclement weather.
Casper offers a 100-night sleep trial, in which eligible mattresses can be returned for a full refund of their purchase price. Customers only need to contact the customer support team to initiate the return process and Casper will arrange for a courier to pick up the mattress.
For an additional fee, in-home delivery is available throughout the 48 contiguous US states and parts of Canada. This $149 fee includes both downloading the old mattress and setting up the new one, and it’s non-refundable.
Casper mattresses come with a 10-year limited warranty, protecting customers who bought the mattress through an authorized seller from such issues as indentations larger than one inch, cracking or splitting foam, and problems related to the cover zipper. Further terms and conditions may apply.
Casper Mattress Review: Our Final Thoughts
The Casper mattress is a popular bed-in-a-box option that features a combination of foam layers designed to provide a comfortable and supportive sleep surface. The mattress includes a top layer of proprietary “AirScape” foam, which is designed to promote airflow and keep you cool while you sleep. Beneath that, a layer of zoned memory foam provides targeted support for different areas of your body, while a base layer of durable foam helps to provide overall stability and structure.
The Casper has a medium-firm feel, which is suitable for a variety of sleeping positions, and it is known for its excellent motion isolation, making it a good choice for couples. The mattress comes with a 100-night trial period and a 10-year limited warranty, and it has received high marks from customers for its comfort and quality.