The Casper Essential is the budget-friendly answer to the original Casper bed. This mattress is 3 layers of foam that make an 8.5″ thick sleeping surface. This streamlined design isn’t compromising quality for price, but instead decreases the thickness to have a comfortable, yet affordable bed. In this review, we cover everything you need to know about this affordable quality mattress.
Casper Essential Mattress Basics:
The top layer consists of a breathable poly foam that adds a nice soft pliable layer that conforms to your body. Under that is a layer of memory foam for ultimate pressure relief and even weight distribution. Both of these comfort foams sit on top of a dense base foam. This layer provides the solid base and support of the mattress. Together these layers create a mattress that is not only easy on your wallet but also your back, giving you a universal comfort bed that will work great for most sleepers. Not to mention the durable dark gray knit cover that surrounds the exterior and can even be zippered off.
The simplicity of this mattress doesn’t take away from what it provides. The Casper Essential mattress offers a solid sleeping surface with great comfort built in the USA. With the already great price tag also comes free shipping right to your door. As well as a trial period of 100 days and a 10-year warranty on the bed too. If you are looking for a bed for a spare room, one for your growing teen, or just needing a good mattress for a reasonable price, the Casper Essential is definitely one to consider.
Delivery & Unboxing:
The delivery process for the Casper Essential mattress is quite simple. Once your order is processed your new mattress will be roll packed and put into a box and sent right to your door. This Casper mattress will be about 65 pounds and may be a bit difficult to move on your own, but easier than the original Casper or Casper Wave.
Once you get it to your bedroom the unboxing process is fairly simple. Remove the rolled mattress from the box and place it on the foundation it will be resting on. Carefully cut away the plastic and watch it expand out. During this process you may notice a few fumes that are released. This new mattress smell shouldn’t be anything overly noxious but opening a window or leaving the room may be a good idea, especially if you are more sensitive.
The one big thing to remember with almost all roll packed mattresses is that they do take time to fully firm up. Even thought the initial expansion seems quick the foams need a good 24 to 48 hours to rest and breath to make sure you have a true feel.
Casper Essential Mattress Comfort:
Like the original Casper, the Essential is offered in one universal comfort, or firmness level, that should appeal to the vast majority. Offering support that is necessary for the body to maintain good alignment. But also adaptable comfort that moves with your body and cradles it just enough to work for almost all sleeping positions.
This mattress is what most would consider to be a medium feel. Not too soft and not too firm. Being just a bit softer than the original Casper. Making it slightly less ideal for larger sleepers or anyone who wants a firmer feel, especially for stomach sleepers.
The thinner profile along with the materials used make this mattress a good starter bed or great for anyone who is a lighter. It also would be best for teens and young adults as well as a guest room option. Sharing this mattress full-time with a partner may feel limited in quality support, especially over time. Giving it a shorter shelf life than you may want.
One thing we can say with certainty is the Casper Essential mattress should perform optimally for isolating motion. This all foam bed should easily absorb any excess movement and quickly dissipate it before traveling. Making any movements minimized at the source. This is great if you have a dog or cat that likes to move around. Or even if you find yourself tossing and turning.
Most all foam mattresses may not offer the best solution for anyone who sleeps hot. This mattress does offer a more breathable top layer over the heat retaining memory foam. This helps with off setting some of the heat from your body. However, the entire foam structure leaves limited air flow and the more medium feel does allow your body to sink in more. Creating less air flow around you.
The edge support of the Casper Essential mattress is about what you would expect. Any mattress that has a lower profile, especially all foam, will have a much more likely chance of bottoming out on. Making putting all of your weight on one section feel very collapsed. This is even more prominent if you need to sit on the edge for any reason. And makes long term sitting less desirable too.
However, as far as sleeping goes, the majority of the mattress does allow for even weight distribution. Allowing you to sleep almost up to the edge with feeling adequate support. However, sleeping right on the edge does give a bit of a “rolling out of the bed” feel. Providing decent edge support for what you are getting.
The price of the Casper Essential mattress does hand in hand with the quality. Giving you a fairly good value. The cost of a queen size is $595. The combination of materials, construction and benefits for this price offer a mattress that is ideal for certain people or spaces. Giving you an affordable option that is just what you need. Along with the price you also get free shipping, which is an added perk too.
- The 3 layers mattress equates to 8.5″ total. With a breakdown of materials as follows:
- 2″ Breathable Poly Foam Top Layer: Breathable foam with a touch of softness and bounce.
- 1″ Memory Foam Transition Layer: Supports pressure points while contouring to your body.
- 5.5″ Dense Base Foam Layer: Provides support and an even surface for the comfort layers to rest on .
- Cover: Durable upholstery grade fabric for years of use.
Trial Period & Warranty:
The Casper Essential Mattress has a 100 night sleep trial period. This 3 month+ time frame allows you to make sure this mattress is a good fit for your needs. It is also always a good idea to take advantage of this period of time since your body does need a few weeks, or sometimes months, to adjust to a new feel and support. If it isn’t a good fit though, no problem. Casper will fully refund your purchase as well as arrange for removal of the bed.
This mattress also has a 10 year limited warranty. Like almost all mattress warranties this period is prorated to coincide with the natural wear and tear of the mattress. But any manufacturer defects or flaws are readily covered. As well as any problems that affect the use of the mattress. However, it is also a good idea to read the fine print of any warranty which can be found at Casper.com.
Also, remember that if you have questions or need more insight during your mattress buying journey, please feel free to contact us. We are here to help and make sure you find the best mattress for you!
Casper Essential Rating:
- Delivery & Off Gassing
- Motion Transfer
- Sleeping Cool
- Edge Support
- Trial Period
Overall the Casper Essential Mattress will be a great budget friendly bed that will fill the perfect void for any guest room, teen or young adults space or anyone who is looking for an affordable mattress with more basic qualities.
- Shipping: Free Shipping
- Trial Period: 100 Night Trial Period
- Warranty: 10 Year Warranty
- Twin: $395
- Twin XL: $445
- Full: $545
- Queen: $595
- King: $795
- Cal King: $795