Casper Mattress is perhaps the best known bed-in-a-box option with a latex over memory foam construction. Still, there are nowadays better options available delivering great value.
Official site: https://casper.com/
Quick Score Overview:
- Casper is made of three different layers of foam (premium latex, high-density memory foam and regular foam)
- Casper does really well with sleeping cool due to the latex foam on the top. So no worries there.
- It used to be at the top, yet now is not one of the top picks, with many other competitors rising up to the challenge and setting the bar much higher.
- The mattress comes with free express shipping.
Construction of Casper Mattress
So, what is the Casper mattress made of?
In terms of the layers structure, Casper proceeded to an innovative construction which many other companies followed thereafter. It is made of:
Top layer: It is open cell, hypoallergenic 1.5 inches and a density of 3.3 Pound of Synthetic Dunlop latex foam which provides comfort and cooling.
Support layer: This is made of 1.8 inches of memory foam which maintains equal support by contouring to your body curves and help offer a comfortable and cool sleep all night long.
Base layer: This layer is made of 7 inches of support foam to help overall support the spine alignment.
There is also a cover that comes with Casper, which is a high quality white fabric, thick, stretchy and with nice texture. The sides unlike other mattresses come in black color, which is a nice touch as it gives a good-looking 2-tone design and a great change from the typical all-white rectangles.
Casper has only one model available. It is ranked as a medium firm mattress with firm support and a soft comfort layer, making it ideal for an individual who is a stomach or back sleeper. However, it may not be suitable for side sleepers as they might find it a bit too firm.
Value for money
Casper offers good quality and by cutting down unnecessary costs of a middleman, succeeds to provide with a solid mattress in an affordable price. However, they have recently increased the price on their Queen Bed without being able to deliver the quality promised. More specifically what you pay depending on the size you choose is:
- Twin mattress $550
- Twin XL $600
- Full $800
- Queen $950
- King $1150
- California King $1150
Each Casper mattress is 10” high and 10” thick, therefore making it suitable for all standard sized and fitted bed sheets.
Doesn’t Sleep Hot
The Casper mattress is constructed using memory foam at its core, latex foam on top and this combination apart from extra bounce, also allows to sleep a lot cooler than other mattress types.
The latex has cooling effects, which does not allow the mattress to heat up, and therefore makes sleep a lot bearable even during the warmest of days.
This characteristic is especially important for couples. If the mattress cannot handle maintaining your movement isolated, you will most probably end up disturbing your partner if tossing and turning a lot during your sleep.
Based on our testing and consumers’ reviews, Casper appears to perform extremely well in this area.
The sinking in lying position is minimal, and the weight is distributed evenly, allowing to keep movement isolated.
Overall, it is safe to assume that with Casper, your partner sleeps undisturbed.
Many mattresses, especially those with memory foam, leave off a chemical-like odor during the first few days of use following unpacking. When it comes to Casper mattress however, incidents of unpleasant initial odor have been very few, at around 4%.
Therefore, even if you sense a slight smell during the first 2-3 days of use, the best solution is to let your mattress air out and it will dissipate quite effectively!
Casper is free from harmful chemical flame retardants and instead uses a purely mechanical fire sock made from silica threads. They used a Greenguard-certified, water-based adhesive for laminating their foams and are certified CertiPUR-US, meaning they are all ultra-low VOC and held to the highest environmental production standards.
Since the company is still very new, there are not extensive owner experience data available to determine the lifespan/durability of the mattress. Nevertheless, similar mattresses seem to last approximately 6 years.
Given that the recommended lifespan is between 5 and 10 years, Casper will
probably score average in this area although their 10-year warranty should give some confidence to reach at least that goal.
All of the Casper Mattresses are shipped in a bed-in-a-box style through UPS free or charge. The minimum shipping timing is 1 day in New York City to 5 days nationwide, however this varies depending on your location. Indicatively, the Queen Size is about 70 pounds when unpacked and 80 pounds in the box.
Casper provides with the standard 100-day trial, before you can claim a full refund if you feel the mattress does not suit your needs.
A meaningful touch is how the returned mattresses will be either donated to a local charity or recycled according to local regulations.
Casper also offers a 10-year limited warranty covering the following:
- Deterioration of the mattress made visible by indentation of more than 1 inch, not caused by an improper bed base (as written above, the mattress should rest on a flat surface or a good, even foundation);
- Any defects that result in the foam cracking or splitting, under normal circumstances proper handling;
- Any defects in the mattress cover’s zipper system
- What is not covered is the usual mishandling and treating the mattress badly in general.
If we have to pick one thing that would be how the Casper mattress sleeps really cool. This makes it ideal if you tend to sleep hot or live in a warm climate. Putting latex over memory foam was definitely the right choice in this respect.
The super friendly customer policies are definitely an advantage when it comes to Casper. The company’s tactics on free trial and return policies are top notch and will not cause you any issues whatsoever.
Casper is a decent choice if you are looking for a latex mattress. You can also explore other options but Casper mattress is soundly constructed and delivered at great value although it does not really stand out amongst competitors, and isn’t currently one of our top picks.
- Overall positive owner reviews
- Good 100-nights trial
- Versatile and innovative design
- It’s a new brand with limited data
- Only one model available
- Lack of firm support at the edges
- Some motion transfer issues