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The word purple is almost more recognizable as a mattress brand than a color these days. The unique polymer grid that makes the Purple mattress one of a kind is great for two reasons. Keeping the mattress cool from the moment you get into bed all night long. As well as ideal and ultimate pressure relief, motion isolation, and right level of mattress firmness for an incredible sleeping experience.
The design of the original Purple bed has created a lot of interest. Their quirky and catchy advertisement doesn’t hurt either. Watching the “raw egg challenge” has proven to be an effective way of grabbing attention. While the convenience of an online mattress paired with a unique feeling grid have several people trying it and testing out their sleep positions too.
Purple Mattress – Brief Overview:
We have had the opportunity to try this mattress firsthand and are able to share just how this bed performed for us. The 3 layers make an almost 10″ mattress. It is highlighted by the top 2″ of bright purple polymer shaped into a grid. This grid sits over two layers of solid foams that work together to create a supportive yet pressure point relieving feel. The universal medium firm feel allows for a firmness that will work for the masses and distinct from memory foam mattresses or a latex mattress.
This bed is competitively priced and comes with several other perks. Including free delivery and returns. As well as substantial 100 night sleep trial period to test it out. This USA made bed also has a 10 year warranty too. If you are looking to try this very unique mattress out make sure you go over to Purple.com for the latest pricing and sales.
Below we have our comprehensive review for the original Purple mattress. We will go through how it performs for comfort, motion transfer, sleeping cool and edge support. And go through the delivery process, value, materials and construction as well as trial period and warranty.
Delivery & Off Gassing:
The order and delivery process should be quite simple. Like most online mattresses delivered through UPS or Fed-Ex it will be included in the price. The biggest downside to the Purple mattress was waiting the 3-4 weeks for it to come. This demand of this mattress may mean you need to wait longer to get it than usual depending on when you order.
The very first thing you’ll need to do with your new Purple mattress is take it out of the bag and get it set up. It should show up right at your door and in a fairly compact very heavy plastic bag, for a mattress anyway. Getting it to your bedroom will definitely take at least two sets of hands. It is about 110 lbs for a queen and 140 lbs for King, and a little awkward to maneuver. However, once you get it to where you’ll be sleeping it should only take a few minutes to get it out of the bag, remove the plastic and come to life.
During the unboxing process you will notice some off gassing. It may be helpful to have a window open, especially if it is in a smaller space. Once it is allowed to unroll and take shape, this mattress seemed to have a little bit of a lingering odor, more than likely from the polymer. It should be fine within a few days but if you are more sensitive to certain smells letting it breathe for up 3 to 5 days would probably be a good idea. Also, this mattress will initially expand about 60-70% fairly quickly. But the remaining 30-40% will take about 24 to 48 hours to reach full mattress firmness!
See how easy getting the Purple mattress set up is in our video below!
Purple Bed Foundations:
When setting up your new mattress it will need a foundation that provides a flat, even surface. That will also support the weight of the mattress as well as the sleepers. It also will need to be the right height for you and be aesthetically appealing. The Purple mattress would work great on a box spring with or without a frame, an adjustable base, a platform bed or slatted bed.
Purple even offers a selection of options including their very own Power Base, also known as an adjustable bed. As well as a more cost conscious and simple platform bed. These choices are great additions to any of the Purple mattresses. Make sure to check them out at Purple.com.
Purple Mattress – Comfort:
The Purple mattress is a very unique feeling bed unlike most other mattress types on the market. The materials in this foam bed use not only poly foams but a top layer of polymer too. This layer is not only more responsive but designed to be an open grid structure. This specific engineering is made to create a more pressure relieving feel along with enough response and hug too, making it one of those mattresses for back pain you might want to check out.
Not only the Purple bed unique in its feel, but it also has a universal “one size fits all” approach to comfort. Meaning there is only one comfort option available and it falls in the medium to medium-firm feel. Roughly around a 5.5 to a 6 on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being softest and 10 being firmest. As you’ll see in a moment, this is also a great mattress for side sleepers as well as back sleepers.
This mattress will provide fairly good lumbar support for back sleepers. And will provide good pressure relief, especially if your weight is evenly distribute, and contours to your shoulders and neck. If you sleep on your side than this mattress allows for plenty of give for your shoulder and hip to sink in without feeling too soft. However, if you are a stomach sleeper it may be a little less supportive. It could leave you feeling like your back is bowing a bit since the top grid does feel like it collapses a bit under weight for your sleeping experience.
As far as a heavier person sleeping on this mattress goes, you may find that the this mattress doesn’t provide enough support which could also aggravate any preexisting sleep disorders and ailments. It might work okay for back and side sleeping, but will more than likely feel too thin and lack durability, especially over time.
Overall the Purple mattress is a very different animal when comparing it to other foam mattresses as well as latex mattresses and spring mattresses. Defining the comfort is even more subjective to each user because of its unique polymer grid top layer really does get a different reaction from every sleeper, even stomach sleepers.
Our Purple Comfort Experience:
Sleeping on the Purple mattress was unlike most other mattresses we have tried when we’ve performed a mattress comparison. The unique grid top layer was definitely something that takes time to get use to, at least for us. Initially it was somewhat noticeable and distracting, especially if your weight is less dispersed and either sitting or sleeping on your side.
However, the more we slept on it the less noticeable the grid became. The benefits of this grid were noticeable in providing good pressure relief as well as sleeping cooler. But the support did seem lacking especially for stomach sleeping and anyone who might be on the larger side too. It is definitely one of kind to say the least and we can certainly see why so many find it appealing. Is it the world’s most comfortable, cooling mattress? That is for you to decide!
Purple Mattress – Motion Transfer:
When it comes to motion isolation, the Purple mattress does just fine. It may not have the quick and deadening feel that memory foam provides. And the polymer grid does have a certain level of response to it. However, because the grid has so much space between the channels when you sit or lay on this bed the polymer quickly collapses underneath you and the motion is absorbed more by the transition and base foams. Making it less likely for you to disturb your partner when getting in and out of bed. Creating a bit of motion transfer, but nothing overly noticeable unless you are hyper sensitive to it.
Purple Mattress – Sleeping Cool:
One of the biggest draws to this mattress and its materials and design is its ability to sleep cool. Even though this is considered and “all foam” mattress, the polymer grid puts it in a league of its own. You may have more heat retention in the transition and base foam. However, the very aerated top polymer grid will quickly eliminate almost all surface heat. Making it a more desirable mattress if you’re a warm sleeper.
As you can see the spacing between the grid is fairly substantial, which allows for plenty of air flow and heat to dissipate. Though there might be drawbacks in other categories because of this wide spacing, sleeping cool is not one of them. This along with pressure relief is where the Purple stands out. And pairing it with the thinner more breathable cover really allows for heat to be minimized and a temperature neutral surface to be maintained. Giving the Purple bed a bit of an edge over most all foam and memory foam mattresses for sleeping cool.
Purple Mattress – Edge Support:
Though the purple grid is a great help for sleeping cool it is much less desirable for edge support. Edge support is one of the things you probably don’t think about initially when looking at a mattress but can be a very important feature once you get it home and use it daily. Edge support is especially important if you sit on the edge of your bed for any reason, like to sleep close to the edge or share the bed and need to really utilize the full sleeping surface.
While doing the Purple mattress review we found the edge support to be a okay, but definitely lacks overall. It certainly doesn’t have the more durable edge support you would find in a hybrid mattress. And even lacks the consistency and density of the foams found in most other all foam and memory foam mattresses.
For sleeping, the Purple bed would work fine and you should be able to utilize the majority of edge to edge surface. But once you get within a few inches of the edge you start to feel like you are rolling out a bit. Leaving you a few inches on each perimeter that isn’t fully usable. And if you are planning on sitting on the edge for any reason you will definitely have a loss of support. Even momentarily putting your socks on may be too much for the edge of the Purple bed.
Purple Mattress – Value:
The Purple mattress comes in at $999 for a Queen size. With this price free shipping is also included. As well as a 100 night sleep trial and 10 year warranty. This mattress is unlike many others out there and the price point is very competitive right under the $1000 mark.
Giving this bed a pretty good value, especially if this unique feel is what you crave. The Purple mattress is going to be great for anyone who likes pressure relief and sleeping cool. But, may be less desirable for anyone who likes a more consistent feel, minimal motion transfer or needs more support, especially around the edge.
Purple Mattress – Financing:
Any mattress purchase can be a bit of an investment. Making financing a very appealing and necessary option for some people. Now, Purple directly finances their buyers too, giving you the option of easy one stop shopping that includes 0% APR financing. Giving you the ability to have more options and buying power. Click the image below to find out all about this benefit.
Materials & Construction:
This mattress combines 3 layers of polymer & foam to make a 9.5” thick mattress. The top layer is a 2″ hyper-elastic polymer grid. The top layer of this mattress meant for two main purposes. Comfort, mainly focusing on pressure relief and alleviating pressure points for an ideal support and sink. And the other is cooling, using a grid to help circulate air and dissipate heat. These ideally work together to create a temperature regulated top layer that is soft yet supportive.
The middle layer is 3.5″ of transitional foam. The middle layer of transition foam is intended to work with the top layer and help provide deep comfort. This layer also helps with distributing weight evenly over the mattress.
The 4″ base layer creates a foundation to support the and complement the top layers. It also adds to the overall durability of longevity of the Purple mattress.
All of these layers are covered in a breathable polyester-blend zippered cover. It is a combination of 69% Polyester, 27% Viscose & 4% Lycra. The cover on this mattress is breathable, soft and has a nice response to it. It also is a zippered cover that is easy to remove and clean. The neutral white design is jazzed up with purple branding as well as a diamond pattern to add some interest.
Trial Period & Warranty:
The Purple mattress has a 100 night sleep trial period. This is the online mattress industry average and what is typical offered. This trial period allows for a sufficient amount of time to see if this mattress is a good fit for you and also has a very easy return process if it isn’t.
The Purple mattress has a 10 year warranty. Like most mattress warranties the 10 year Purple warranty is prorated to coincide with the natural average wear of the bed over time. This warranty is fairly standard and provides consumers with the confidence that this is a product that the company will stand behind.
Purple Mattress Customer Service:
With each Purple purchase you are sure to get the well oiled machine that is this company. Including their customer service support that will help with any step along your journey. Whether you have questions, need warranty support or end up wanting to return your mattress, this area will not fall short in supplying the best support they can.
Purple Mattress – Positive Customer Feedback:
The popularity of this brand goes to show just how many people love this bed. Below are just a few of the positive reviews left by real Purple mattress customers.
“This bed is very comfortable, like any bed give a couple of days to get your body used it, and then you can start feeling the difference in the quality of your sleep, I give this bed a five star.” – Franco B.
“Pillow, bed, and sheets can’t be beat! Keeps you cool while sleeping. Even the cats love to mash the bed with their little paws, I guess it even feels great for them! Kitty approved!” – Jordan B.
“We had tried a few different “bed in a box”, all without success and returning them. Then a fellow nurse suggested the purple mattress so I thought “why not”. I’m so glad we did it! The first night was the best nights sleep I had in months. Thank you purple!” – Tyler D.
“Granted, hauling it upstairs took some effort, but well with the effort! The mattress is exactly as advertised. I even took a raw egg (in a ziplock bag!) and pressed into the mattress. It did not break. Very cooling to sleep on and virtually no movement it transmitted through the mattress at all!” – Martin B.
It’s been less than one month, but my wife noticed an improvement in her sleep the first few nights and improving since. It’s more difficult for me to tell as I can sleep nearly anywhere, but I do seem to be sleeping longer.” – Clifford H.
Purple Mattress – Negative Feedback & Customer Complaints:
Unfortunately with the good also comes the bad. Several others have also tried the Purple mattress and have had a less positive experience. About 25% of all the Purple Bed Amazon reviews are two stars or less. Below are a few customers that had negative experiences and insight that may be helpful to you too.
“I have a King purple and I am sorry I wasted my money on it. The mattress was OK for about the first year. It now has dips where I sleep and I wake up with a lot of back pain.” – Amazon Customer
“Thought their gimmicky advertising was questionable, but after reading so many reviews online I decided to go for it. I bought this mattress as a gift to myself and hopefully find something that provided me with years of comfort. It does not sleep any less hot than other mattresses, and it’s incredibly heavy. My back is killing me. Far too expensive for an inferior product.” – Amazon Customer
“Have had the bed for five months and it has lost its comfort, its getting flatter and flatter – it was already pretty thin but how if you put your knee in it you can feel all the way through it. The trial return period is 90 days, and during the first 3 months it was fine. But it is deteriorating quickly. Wish I had never bought.” – Amazon Customer
“The mattress has a weird feeling when you sleep on it and if you have some weight your bottom will sink deeply into it and your head and legs will stay higher. I purchased this mattress to help me with my nerve pinch but it didn’t help at all. I regret that I didn’t buy other mattresses that are less expensive and have better reviews.” – Amazon Customer
Purple Mattress – Accessories:
Purple may have started with one mattress, but now they offer so much more! Giving you all the accessories to complete your bedroom. Including the basics like pillows, sheets and mattress protectors. And even throwing in a few more obscure items like dog beds and seat cushions.
If you like the feel of your purple polymer grid mattress than you’ll surely love the pillows too. The same material and concept of creating ultimate pressure relief and a very breathable, cooling surface are kept in this design. Using just the polymer to create an adaptable and ideally supportive pillow.
The Purple bamboo sheets were created with several key aspects in mind. Eco-friendliness, silky smooth feel and hypoallergenic and anti-microbial for clean, soft and sustainable sheets in side and out.
Purple Mattress Protector:
A mattress protector is a sure fire way to easily protect your new investment. As well as keep your mattress cleaner and preserve all your warranty rights too.
Check out all the bedding accessories and their mattresses at Purple.com.
Purple Hybrid Mattresses:
On top of the addition of bedding basics, Purple has also added to their lineup of mattresses. Introduced in 2018 was the NEW! Purple hybrids offered in three options. The Purple 2, Purple 3 and Purple 4. These new beds offer a coil system as the core support opposed to dense layers of base foam. Giving the mattress a more sturdy, durable and long lasting build.
Purple 2.0 Mattress:
Your first option of the newest Purple hybrid will be the most similar to the original with the exception of a coil system instead. The Purple 2.0 offers a more medium-firm feel with 2″ of polymer similar to the original Purple bed. This feel should be great for many sleepers and especially anyone who likes a slightly firmer feel.
Purple 3.0 Mattress:
The most popular option of the new hybrid Purple beds is the Purple 3. This mattress not only uses the same durable and supportive coil system but has a more universal medium feel. Giving you that perfect middle of the road comfort that works for the majority of sleepers.
Purple 4.0 Mattress:
The Purple 4.0 hybrid mattress is the ultimate when it comes to pressure relief. Giving you a zero-gravity like feel that will make you feel weightless and relieve every pressure point. The base is the same solid coil system but features an incredibly thick 4″ of polymer over the top.
Purple Mattress – Marketing:
If there is one thing about Purple that helps it stand out from it’s competition, other than its unique polymer grid. Is their incredibly catchy marketing campaigns.
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Purple Mattress Rating
- Delivery & Off Gassing
- Motion Transfer
- Sleeping Cool
- Edge Support
- Materials & Construction
- Trial Period
Overall Purple Rating:
Overall the Purple is a very unique mattress that has set itself apart with it’s creative marketing and specific benefits. These include a universal comfort that focuses on pressure relief along with sleeping cool.
This bed may be advertised to accommodate everyone, however, there may be aspects that appeal less depending on what you desire from a mattress. This bed may be perfect for you, but if not, there are certainly plenty of other options out there.
- Shipping: Free Shipping
- Trial Period: 100 Night Trial Period
- Warranty: 10 Year Warranty
- Twin: $N/A
- Twin XL: $699
- Full: $N/A
- Queen: $999
- King: $1299
- Cal King: $1299