Purple Mattress Ratings
The Purple is a unique, superior quality mattress made up of an innovative hyper-elastic polymer layer which is formed into a grid structure to offer great support, comfort, and pressure relief.
It does a great job of cradling your body's pressure points, especially in the shoulder and hip areas, and keeping the spinal column in its proper alignment whether you are on your back, side, or stomach.
- Economically priced - get Queen for just $999 on their website
- Innovative Hyper-Elastic Polymer technology
- 100 Night risk-free sleep trial
- Made in the USA
- Only available in four sizes – unavailable in Twin or Full
- Additional shipping fees for shipment to Alaska and Hawaii
1. What Kind of Mattress is the Purple Mattress?
The Purple Mattress is a luxurious mattress designed and developed by two engineer brothers. They used their years of experience in manufacturing, designing, and project management to craft a product that changed the outlook of the cushioning industry.
They introduced a technology that revolutionized cushioning and produced a world class bed, known as the Purple mattress.
The duo of Tony and Terry went through a series of discoveries, experiments as well as product developments to invent the unique Hyper-Elastic Polymer which is a very soft, durable, and strong material that can stretch up to 15 times its resting size, and it never takes a body impression.
That is why, the duo decided to design and create a mattress that was unique, luxurious, highly comfortable, and affordable as compared to other high quality mattresses.
This revolutionary mattress has been designed for just about everyone. It not only provides you with a deep, rejuvenating sleep but also soothes joints, releases pressure on the hips and shoulders, and provides support to the neck and the back.
The Purple mattress comes with a Smart-Comfort Grid System so that the weight and pressure is uniformly distributed amongst the surrounding cells if the pressure or weight threshold of a specific cell is breached. This implies that the mattress is soft where you want it and firm where you require it.
It presents a medium level of firmness and is designed for almost all types of consumers including side, back, and stomach sleepers as the mattress adjusts itself to be soft or firm where it needs to be, creating a comfortable feeling for almost everyone.
The Purple Mattress has totally transformed the mattress industry by presenting an exceptional type of mattress that is not only luxurious looking but also provides an unmatched level of comfort, superior support, great bounce, pressure relief, and a cool sleeping surface.
2. How is it Layered?
The Purple is a 9.5″ mattress which incorporates a new material called Hyper-Elastic Polymer. This material sits on top of two superior density foam pads for ideal comfort. The layers are as follows:
- Top Layer: The uniquely constructed top layer is made up of 2 inches of hyperelastic polymer foam layer. It relieves any pressure that you may normally experience between your body and the mattress itself, thereby making it very comfortable. The smart grid structure of this layer, which is unique to the Purple mattress mitigates pain throughout the body, including the spine, the shoulders, the neck, and even the hips and legs, which is true for all sleeping positions. This formation also creates air pockets to help defend against overheating while sleeping.
- Middle Layer: This is a 3.5 inches of poly foam layer with a 1.8 lb density. In regard to support, the cradling support that the Purple mattress offers is great. The top layer is supportive on its own, and it is only further enhanced by the middle layer, thereby creating a highly supportive sleeping surface that truly creates a stable surface to sleep on.
- Base Layer: This is a 4 inches of poly foam foundational layer with a 2 lb density. It properly supports the top layer, thereby enhancing the comfort level and giving you a restful night of sleep.
3. How is the Cover?
Purple specially designed a superior quality, patent-pending, white-on-white cover that has never been seen in the mattress industry.
The cover is soft, breathable, and pretty thin to allow flow of air into the mattress.
It is a blend of Lycra, Polyester, and Viscose. The incorporation of Lycra, which is a stretchy material usually found in athletic clothing, helps with temperature regulation by drawing moisture away from the body.
Aesthetically, it looks attractive and appealing, and is also very stretchy so you get the best experience with Purple possible.
4. How Firm is the Purple Mattress?
The Purple mattress comes in at a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale, 10 being the firmest.
It is specifically designed to offer the support that is required to properly align the spine, and with that said, it is a perfect choice for back sleepers as it holds the spine in the proper position, thereby reducing any buildup of pressure.
The mattress is comfortable and supportive for side sleepers as well.
Again, this is due to the unique grid design of the top layer. It does not give you a feeling that you are sinking or stuck in the mattress, which is often an issue with other types of mattresses.
The mattress has a little give, so it won’t succumb to the pressure that the body puts on it. It also helps to maintain the proper position of your spine while you are sleeping on your side, which is something that many other mattresses fail to do.
5. Does it Remain Cool or Become Hot?
While the Purple mattress outshines in all areas, where it really excels is in the coolness factor.
The air pockets that are created in the innovative webbed design of the polymer smart grid on the top layer of the mattress remains very cool.
This unique structure allows for exceptional flow of air, thus preventing any heat from building up inside of it.
In addition to this, the thin, soft, and highly breathable cover further accentuates the coolness factor of the Purples mattress, thus offering a cool night’s sleep.
6. Does it Smell Like Chemicals?
The presence of smell is almost non-existent, specially with the soft breathable cover.
You may notice just a little smell at the time of unpacking which all fades out within the first week.
However, this little smell is non-toxic as the Purple mattress is CentriPUR-US certified, which means it is certified to have no formaldehyde, mercury, and other unhealthy foam elements, such as PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP flame retardants, mercury, lead, other heavy metals, and phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The base foam materials are also made from plant-based materials, which do not significantly contribute to any off gassing odors.
7. Will I Feel the Partner Moving?
The mattress fares well in this category. It is very stable and absorbs motion easily, thus causing little to no disruption from your moving partner.
It is perfect for couples and regardless of the difference in weight, you will not experience more sinkage on one side of the mattress than the other, or disturb the other person while sleeping.
If you plan on sharing the bed with your partner, and need to use the entire mattress surface, then you will experience good edge support from the mattress.
The ability of the Purple mattress to support weight uniformly near the side of the bed is good, and because of the unique material used in the comfort layer, you will experience an even feel from the center of the bed to the side.
8. Do I Need a Foundation or Boxspring for the Purple Mattress?
You do not necessarily require to have a foundation to sleep on your Purple mattress.
It just needs a sufficient frame on which the foundation can rest, and it must be able to provide sturdy support for both the mattress as well as the foundation.
In the case of a queen or larger mattress, it must have 5 or more legs including a center support.
However, Purple does not recommend the use of boxsprings because the mattress is so heavy and is better supported with a mattress base. In fact, if you use box springs it will void the warranty.
Purple also sells a power base or a basic platform for your mattress, which is highly recommended if you desire an ultimate foundational support.
9. How Durable is it?
The Purple Mattress is designed and developed in the United States ensuring the use of the best quality materials in its construction.
Furthermore, the combined densities of the base layer foams is much higher than competition memory foam brands, which indicates the longevity of the mattress. Also, the likelihood of softening and loss of support, is less likely to occur with this mattress.
The grid-like structure of the mattress is also crafted to prevent lasting indentations due to the presence of polymer material that stretches and folds to pass the weight to adjoining walls.
There is also a 10 year warranty which at least assures you that the mattress meant to last.
10. Is it Easy to Clean and Maintain?
The stretchier your mattress protector, the more you will be able to enjoy the full benefits of your Purple mattress.
Too tight or non-stretchy fabrics can act as a barrier between you and the mattress so you do not get as much pressure release as you can.
The company suggests that mattress should be rotated every three months. This in turn helps to better preserve the shape of the mattress and also works in maintaining the structure of the mattress to match your posture.
The mattress should also be vacuumed every 6 months to keep it free from dirt and dust.
11. How Long is the Warranty?
Purple uses superior quality products and materials in the construction of the mattress that provides a long lasting durability and thus, the company backs up it up with a 10 years warranty.
Any defects found in the manufacturing of the mattress or its craftsmanship in the first 10 years from the date of purchase will be eligible for a claim of the warranty.
The company will at its option, either repair or replace the mattress, free of cost if it has a defect that is covered in the warranty.
However, the warranty is not effective if the mattress is used outside the USA.
The warranty of a Purple mattress will not cover the following:
- Any damage that occurs due to use of an improper foundation.
- ‘Tears, odors,stains, unsanitary conditions, folds, cuts, footprints, burns, or signs of jumping on the mattress, rodents, insect damage or other infestation, damage from weather or sun exposure’, or damage from liquids or gels or blood or bodily fluids or other fluids.
12. Is There a Comfort Guarantee?
The Purple Mattress comes with a 100 night risk free trial which implies that you can try and test the mattress for 100 nights to make sure it is comfortable and crafted to fulfill your sleep needs and requirements.
However, the company recommends on using it for at least 30 nights before making a decision as it takes time for the body to adapt and adjust to a new mattress.
The trial period begins from the date of delivery and if for some reason your are not happy with the mattress during the first 100 nights then you can simply contact the company and they will initiate the return process. However, the mattress must be clean and undamaged to be eligible for a return.
The company does not re-sell or re-use the returned mattress and rather donates it to a local charity or shelter, and then refunds you all your money once the return is confirmed. In addition to this, it does not charge any transportation, hidden, or handling costs to the customer.
You can also get your mattress exchanged, and all that you need to do is, exchange it within the 100 night trial period only if the mattress is clean and undamaged.
This risk free trial only applies to the original customer who has purchased the mattress from the companies website and is not valid for mattresses bought from any other authorized or unauthorized retailers and sellers.
13. Does it Ship in a Box?
The Purple mattress is compressed, vacuum-sealed, and then shipped in a vinyl tube which is equipped with carrying handles. The tube comes with a small cutting device that can be used to remove the plastic cover without damaging the mattress.
The company has also invested in a very nifty mattress roller that allows them to ship the mattress directly to your doorstep.
It is very easy to set up the mattress once you receive it. All you need to do is use the Purple slicer which is included in the package to cut down the length of the plastic tube and then unroll the mattress onto the foundation. Once it is done, the mattress will expand within a few hours.
Purple ships mattresses to addresses anywhere in the US absolutely free of cost. However, shipping costs for Hawaii and Alaska deliveries are calculated at the time of purchase.
14. What is the Purple Mattress’s Price?
The Purple mattress starts from $699 and goes up till $1300, making this a great price-to-value choice. The price range varies according to the size of the mattress you choose.
- Twin XL $699
- Queen $999
- California King$1299
15. Is this the Mattress for me?
The Purple is a high quality mattress that provides great comfort, support, bounce, body contour, pressure relief, and a cool sleep at an affordable price which makes it a great option to consider while buying a new mattress.
The beauty of this feature is that it offers everyone the exact firmness they desire according to their body weight. This in turn implies that if you are bulkier, you will sink further and hence find relief to any pressures by morning.
What really sets this mattress apart from other mattresses is the Smart Comfort Grid, a unique grid structure that is made up of hyperelastic polymer, which collapses when a certain level of pressure is applied to it.
This Smart Comfort Grid offers great support and pressure relief, while also offering breathability and maintaining a cool, comfortable sleep surface.
In addition to this, its 100 night risk free sleep trial, economical prices, 10 year warranty, and free shipping within the continental USA complete the list of special features that the mattress affords its customers at the time of purchase and thereafter.