Disclosure: Casper provides compensation for purchases originating from this review. However, all opinions stated here are entirely our own.
Casper brought to the market a new kind of quality mattress with an innovative design and approach, at a decent price. Although it got a lot of attention however, there are better alternatives.
- Overall positive owner reviews
- Good 100-nights trial
- Versatile and innovative design
- It's a new brand with limited data
- Only one model available
Full Casper Mattress Review
- 1 Mattress Type
- 2 Firmness
- 3 Motion Isolation
- 4 Does it Heat Up When Sleeping?
- 5 How Long Will it Last?
- 6 Layers Structure
- 7 Size of Mattress – Will it fit in Your Room?
- 8 Initial Odor
- 9 How to Care for a Casper Mattress?
- 10 Any Concerns Regarding Latex Allergy?
- 11 100-Nights Comfort Guarantee
- 12 Warranty
- 13 How Much Does it Cost?
- 14 When Will I Receive it?
- 15 Pros & Cons
Even though Casper is a new and growing company, the mattress does not fail to impress and can give the traditional competition a run for their money, especially due to its lower price.
However, with so many other modern mattresses available in the market, is purchasing this mattress worth it? In order to find out, go through our detailed review, as we will discuss different aspects and features of the Casper mattress.
Casper is a hybrid mattress made from three different layers of foam, namely premium latex foam, high-density memory foam and regular foam. We will be diving into the details of the layers structure later on in this review.
When it comes to firmness, Casper is close to a neutral scale. It has medium firmness, with firm support and a soft comfort layer, making it ideal for an individual’s stomach and back. However, it may not be suitable for people who tend to sleep on their sides, as they could find it to be a bit too firm.
Additionally, considering that Casper only has one model available, the firmness options are limited. This means that if you are looking for highly soft or highly firm mattresses, you will most likely have to look at other available options.
This is one of the most important features, especially for couples. That is because if the mattress is unable to keep your movement isolated, it is highly likely that you will end up disturbing your partner whenever you need to get out of your bed.
However, you will be happy to know that a majority of customers found Casper to perform particularly well in this regard.
The sinkage in lying position is between 1 and 1.5 inches, and it measures 2 inches while sitting, which is great. Also, the weight is distributed evenly, allowing you to keep movement isolated for as long as you want.
Overall, it can be safely said that, with Casper, you can rest assured your partner sleeps undisturbed.
Does it Heat Up When Sleeping?
As mentioned earlier, the Casper mattress is constructed using memory foam at its core, and latex foam on top. While the combination of these two technologies will generate bounce, adding spice to bed sport activities, it also allows you to sleep a lot cooler than other mattress types. You definitely might be wondering: how is that possible?
Well, yes, memory foam has the reputation of being a ‘heat trapper’. We also know it is usually poor at heat dissipation, especially during the night.
However, that is exactly why these types of mattresses usually come with latex foam. The the latex has cooling effects, which prevents the mattress from heating up, and therefore makes sleep a lot bearable even during the warmest of days.
How Long Will it Last?
Since Casper is relatively new to the highly competitive mattress industry, there is lack of owner experience data available to determine the lifespan/durability of the mattress.
However, just for the sake of information, the average lifespan of similar mattresses is 6 years. Considering the fact that the recommend lifespan is between 5 and 10 years, Casper would probably score average points in this area although their 10-year warranty (see below) should give some confidence to reach at least that goal. That being said, we will be providing you an accurate estimate as soon as it is available.
The ‘Comfort Layer’ at the top consists of 1.2 inches of latex, while the ‘Support Layer’ in the middle is made of 1.8 inches of memory foam. On the other hand, 7 inches of support foam is used in the ‘Base Layer’.
The latex provides great comfort and cooling, while the memory foam maintains the great support by contouring the curves of your body, therefore, giving you a comfortable and cool sleep all night long.
As far as the cover is concerned, it is simple and well made. A single piece of high quality white fabric dominates the top and runs from edge to edge of the mattress.
It is thick, stretchy and has a nice texture. The sides, unlike most other mattresses, have a black cover, giving off a nice 2-tone design and a much-needed change from the typical all-white rectangles!
Size of Mattress – Will it fit in Your Room?
Casper mattresses are available in six different sizes. They have been listed below, with their dimensions:
- Twin: 39” x 75”
- Twin XL: 39” x 80”
- Full: 54” x 75”
- Queen: 60” x 80”
- King: 76” x 80”
- California King: 72” x 84”
Moreover, each Casper mattress is 10” high and 10” thick, therefore making it suitable for all standard sized and fitted bed sheets. Now, moving to the more important question, will the mattress fit in your home?
Well, you must keep in mind that the mattress will have to go through all doors and stairs before it reaches the room.
To give an idea of the weight, the Queen size is about 70 pounds when unpacked and 80 pounds in the box.
Many mattresses, specifically ones with memory foam, leave off a chemical-like odor during the first few days of use. This happens mainly because of the manufacturing and packaging process the mattress has to endure.
However, when it comes to Casper mattress, incidences of unpleasant initial odor have been very few, around 4%. If you do experience an unpleasant odor, the best solution is to let your mattress air out completely for about 2 to 3 days. This will cause the odor to dissipate quite effectively!
How to Care for a Casper Mattress?
Be reminded that mattresses will be subject to wear over time, therefore affecting its lifespan. Although not strictly necessary, you can give your Casper mattress a longer lifespan by rotating it after every six months, especially if there is a substantial weight difference between partners of you sleep alone mostly on one side of the bed.
There is no need to flip the mattress as it works on only one side.
As you probably may know, latex is a delicate material. Therefore, it is recommended that you protect your mattress from the beginning using a waterproof protector. However, go for something thin, as you would not want to block the amazing benefits of latex.
Other than that, this mattress is easy to maintain and any spot can be cleaned with a damp cloth and some mild soap. Just leave the mattress uncovered to dry naturally.
Although the cover is removable, it is NOT machine washable, so be careful as it will void the warranty.
Any Concerns Regarding Latex Allergy?
According to Casper’s website (emphasis ours):
We use a synthetic latex made in Pennsylvania to help mitigate any risks (no proteins that make you react) associated for folks with latex allergies. That said, our plant does make some non-synthetic or blended latexes and so if you have a severe reaction, there is a minor risk of cross contamination. Latex allergies are generally touch-allergies as opposed to inhalation-allergies, and the foam components are surrounded by both a fire-retardant sock as well as the cover, thus keeping you from being exposed directly to the latex.
100-Nights Comfort Guarantee
Since the Casper has a unique feel, give your body a few weeks to adjust with the new mattress. However, if you are having any doubts for any reason, they off a 100-day trial, and get a full refund if you feel the mattress does not suit your needs. This means there are no restocking fees or any other hidden expenses for you. They simply send somebody to pick it up and you are done.
By the way, the rejected mattress will be either donated to a local charity or recycled according to local regulations.
Casper 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.
How Much Does it Cost?
Well, this is the real surprise as a mattress of this quality and a 3-month no questions asked full guarantee should be priced above $2,000 or at least in the old times… Casper has made it a point to cut the unnecessary costs and transfer that benefit to its clients, so they offer the Queen-size mattress at $850 including free express shipping and all the rest discussed above.
When Will I Receive it?
All of the Casper Mattresses are shipped through UPS at no cost to you. The minimum shipping timing is 1 day in New York City to 5 days nationwide, but depending on how far you live, it could take slightly more time.
Regardless, once you have placed your order, you will have the mattress delivered to your doorstep. However, if by any chances your mattress does not make it within 5 days, feel free to reach out to Casper customer support and see what the production queue looks like to get a better idea on when your mattress will delivered.
Once received the box, the mattress should be unfurled within 3 months to avoid ruining it. It’s anyway a much better idea to open it as soon as you get it to take advantage of the 100-nights guarantee described above.
Pros & Cons
- Overall positive reviews
- The 100-nights trial offer is more than ample for you to assess whether the mattress suits your needs or not.
- Versatile and innovative design
- There are better alternatives (check out our Best Mattress Guide)
- Only one model available
- It’s a new brand so there is no data yet on the actual mattress’ lifespan.