Shopping for a new mattress can be very daunting, and it’s hard to know what features will actually contribute to a better night’s sleep. Fortunately, mattress companies are making things easier and simpler by offering ways to shop online and have mattresses shipped to your home in a box. Purple, founded in 2013, is one of those companies.
The purple mattresses were designed by two brothers — one an aerospace engineer and the other an expert in materials manufacturing. The brothers wanted to create an innovative mattress that would revolutionize the industry by offering a product that could be shipped right to your door.
While the company still sells its Original Purple boxed mattress, it now offers three other models that have traditional mattress components combined with its state-of-the-art hyperelastic polymer grid.
Purple knows that choosing a mattress is subjective: there is no one size fits all mattress. That’s why Purple offers 100 nights”no pressure guarantee.” Purple asks you to test her mattress for 21 days. If you are not satisfied with it, you have 100 days (from the delivery date) to return it.
Purple mattresses design: What are purple mattresses made of?
Before looking at Purple models and reviews, it’s important to understand the company’s innovation in the mattress set: the purple grid. While other mattress and “mattress in a box” companies rely on layers of foams of different densities, Purple uses its own hyperelastic polymer grid for an additional layer of multidimensional adaptation for the main pressure points of your body.
In other words, Purple mattresses provide support for your shoulders and hips regardless of whether you sleep on your back, side or stomach, or even experience back pain. The mesh material allows airflow to help control body temperature, and Purple also claims the airflow prevents the foam from overheating and compromising support.
Purple mattresses use their signature mesh material in every model they offer, but they also use other materials in their three different mattress classes. The original in box purple mattress uses medium and high density foams so it can be rolled up tightly and delivered for self-installation with a minimum of hassle.
the Purple Hybrid Y Premier Hybrid Purple Combine pocket springs with hyperelastic grid for that traditional mattress bounce and feel. These mattresses can be delivered by a team, with the option to remove the old mattress.
How much do purple mattresses cost?
Purple makes the Original mattress in seven sizes, from Twin to Split King, with prices varying by size. Combining Purple Grid and polyfoam, the entry-level model gives you Purple’s signature weightless feel and support.
Here is pricing information for the Original Purple Mattress:
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*Price as of 04/29/2020
Purple offers four different mattress models
In addition to the Original Purple, the company offers Hybrid Y Hybrid Premier 3 and 4 models, which include pocket springs to improve lateral control, breathability and longevity. The construction of the Hybrid and Hybrid Premier 3 and 4 is largely the same, but the latter are built with a 3 or 4-inch layer of Purple Grid to increase the feeling of weightlessness.
Hybrid models feature the following:
- A thick, fleecy shell adds a little extra warmth and sides wrapped with material to create “ultra-breathable” side panels.
- Pocketed coils, individual springs wrapped in fabric, provide responsive pressure support that complements the upper polymer grille. According to Purple’s website, bagged coils are not a new inventionbut they are a proven method of cushioning motion transfer and creating more airflow.
- A “transition foam” cushion around the perimeter of the Purple grille, providing a more stable, nested feel at the edge of the bed.
How comfortable is the Purple mattress?
average 4.4 out of 5 stars from over 21,000 reviewsPurple customers have a lot of good things to say about the comfort of their mattress on the Purple website. Some customers write that their Purple mattresses have helped them sleep through the night and have relieved back and joint pain. Some more critical reviews say that the mattress is too firm and does not allow freedom of movement.
Other products sold by Purple
As mentioned above, Purple mattress technology was adapted from previously invented materials that have contributed to health and wellness across multiple product lines. So Purple itself uses that technology for products like a luxury pillow, a line of seat cushionsand even a pet bed.
To complement its mattresses, Purple also offers the following:
- Platform bed: an extremely simple platform bed that provides a simple and secure base to support any Purple mattress
- Purple bed frame: East upholstered bed frame it’s easy to put together and features turned wood legs and a sleek top for dependable, affordable style.
- Adjustable bed frame: With USB ports, adjustable heights, and a 20-year warranty, the BowerPurple Base helps you adjust your Purple mattress for work, breakfast in bed, or just watching TV.
- weighted blanket: Weighted blankets are all the rage, and purple iteration distributes 35lbs of weight over a 90″ X 90″ footprint that will cover you and your partner
- purple mattress protector: Buying a mattress is a big investment, so it’s definitely worth buying this soft, stain-resistant cover that fits perfectly to the dimensions.
purple mattress reviews
according to a JD Power & Associates Report 2019, Purple was the top-ranked bed-in-a-box mattress, beating out top competitors Casper and Nectar. Purple received top marks across the board, with rating factors such as overall satisfaction, comfort, support, durability, and value.
But, of course, it’s hard to quantify how you’ll personally respond to a mattress, which is why it’s important to research a company’s reputation, from the trial period to honoring warranties and handling returns. Purple, depending on your Better Business Bureau Profileis an A+ company that has an established reputation for keeping their customers happy and responding to customer complaints.
Choosing a mattress is a very personal thing. What you find comfortable may not be what someone else finds comfortable. That’s why it’s important to take companies like Purple on your trial periods, so you can ensure you get a good night’s sleep, night after night.
Pros and cons of the purple mattress
Now that the information on cost, construction and reviews is presented, let’s look at the pros and cons:
The bottom line
When all is said and done, purple mattresses are among the best that can be shipped to your doorstep and set up with minimal hassle. When you move to a new place, there is a seemingly endless list of tasks to complete, so receiving your new mattress without having to visit a retail center is a nice bonus.
Although not the cheapest, the Purple mattress is a unique product that stands out from its competition and is the highest rated boxed mattress retailer in the industry.
How much do purple mattresses cost?
The original Purple Mattress is as low as $649 for a twin, but a standard queen will go for $1,099. Hybrid models from Purples are more expensive than the company’s signature original product.
Do purple mattresses last?
Since most Purple mattresses have been on the market for five years or less, it has not been confirmed how long they will last. However, due to the Purple Grid technology, the company claims that the mattress will last at least 10 years under your warranty and will not break like other foams.
Is a purple mattress ready for the first night?
In short, yes. As with any mattress that has been rolled and sealed, it can take up to 2 nights for the mattress to fully ‘inflate’, so keep this in mind before judging how it feels.
Will a Purple mattress work with the bed frame I already have?
Yes. Whether you have a modern platform or an old-fashioned bed frame that uses rails and slats, a Purple mattress won’t need extra support.