PURPLE MATTRESS REVIEW
We Bought & Tested Purple and Here’s What We Think
The Purple mattress became a very popular mattress in the past few years thanks to their Smart Comfort Grid technology which is backed by 30 patents, and of course those “Raw Egg Test” Purple commercials you’ve no doubt saw on TV.
Sizes and Price
The Purple mattresses are available in seven sizes –Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King, and Split King.
Please note that the newer Purple mattress will be a little more expensive than the Original Purple mattress, due to having responsive support coils and customizable Purple grid.
Twin: The Twin mattress costs $649 Twin XL: The Twin XL mattress costs $699 Full: The Full-sized mattress costs $899 Queen: The Queen mattress costs $999 King: The King mattress costs $1,299 Cal King: The Cal King mattress costs $1,299 Split King: The Split King mattress costs $1,398
You can purchase Purple in installments for as low as $79/mo.
All Purple mattresses come with a 100-Night trial, and a 10-year Warranty.
The original Purple mattress consists of the following 3 layers:
1) Smart Comfort Grid – Purple’s top layer is made of hyper-elastic polymer. Its 2″ thick and is the famous “purple” layer in the mattress. The Smart Comfort Grid is built to relieve pressure points, and to provide comfort and support without the use of any memory foam. As you press down on the mattress, the grid should flex under your body, offering adequate support and minimal motion transfer. The way the grid is constructed is also great for cooling as the composition allows air to flow freely inside the mattress.
2) High-Density Polyurethane – Purple’s middle layer is a soft, high-density polyurethane foam that was designed to provide transitional support, and to enhance the responsiveness and feel of the top layer.
3) Support Foam – Purple’s third layer is a medium-firm, high-density polyurethane foam that acts as the foundation, and is basically there to provide structural support to the mattress. The newer Purple model features a coil layer, instead of foam.
Responsive Support Coils (Exclusive to the “All New” Purple) – Responsive support coils only come with the newer Purple mattress to ensure better comfort and motion isolation. The newer Purple mattress also comes with the ability to customize the famous Purple grid, and a few other improvements.
The original Purple mattress comes with a stretch cover. The newer Purple mattress comes with a premium stretchmax cover.
The cover for the original Purple mattress is made up of the following fabric: 30% Viscose, 65% Polyester, 5% Lycra.
The cover for the newer Purple mattress is made up of the following fabric on the top layer: 98% polyester, 2% spandex, and on the side panels, the quilted woven fabric is: 99% polyester, 1% spandex
Feel, Support and Firmness
During our tests of the original Purple mattress, we came away unimpressed.
The mattress felt a little too firm, and when you move around and change the position of your head or body, the transition feels a little too rigid.
You can also feel the Purple grid with your hand when applying a little pressure, so the surface is not as smooth as you would get with a standard memory foam mattress.
Yes, the Smart Comfort Grid is great for cooling, but in our experience it is not the most comfortable.
Purchase and Delivery Process
The shipping is free if you live in the continental United States.
All purchases come with a 10-year warranty and a 100-Night trial, so you can easily return the mattress in case you don’t like it.
However, please be advised that you can only return your Purple mattress after you’ve had it for 21 days.
Purple Pros & Cons
The Purple customer support team is great. You can reach them via email, live chat or by calling their customer service number.
The Final Word
After buying and testing the Purple mattress, we think that overall its a good and reasonably priced mattress, especially considering that its made in the US.
Each Purple mattress provides great motion isolation so your partner won’t disturb you as they move throughout the night.
The mattress is also great for cooling as its Smart Comfort Grid tech ensures a cool sleeping surface throughout the night.
Our biggest issue with Purple, however, comes down to comfort, edge support, and warranty.
During our tests, the mattress felt a little too firm, and when moving around on it, the transition feels a little too rigid.
It also doesn’t offer the best edge support, and starts feeling a little wobbly when you get too close to the edge.
And finally, we’re not the biggest fans of Purple’s 10 year warranty.
Puffy, for example, offers a LIFETIME warranty on all their mattresses, which means that the Puffy team will help you deal with any issues you’ll ever face, not just in the first 10 years.
On top of that, Puffy is cheaper, and in our experience a more comfortable mattress with better edge support.
The bottom line is that while both mattresses are Made in the USA, have great customer service, etc., the Puffy mattress is, in our opinion, a more worthy investment than the Purple.