Purple.com reviews

Purple Mattress

Rated with 2 stars
Sherry of Pflugerville, TX Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 4, 2021

We bought the Purple 2 mattress three years ago, at first we thought it was great, probably because it was more comfortable than our old spring mattress. However, it just gets worse with time. By the 18 month mark we really didn't like this mattress anymore and by the 2 year mark we hated it. Now we are at the 3 year point and it's nearly impossible to sleep on this mattress. We both wake up constantly during the night trying to reposition due to the shoulder, hip, and back pain we experience sleeping on the purple 2.

Everything they say in the advertisements is a lie, like opposite day. It doesn't stay cool or breathe, it's the hottest thing we've ever slept on to the point we can rarely ever sleep with a blanket anymore. It doesn't relieve pressure, neither of us had constant pain while sleeping before this. It doesn't negate movement so you aren't awakened by your partner, it's the jiggliest thing ever and transmits every small movement throughout the bed just like a water bed. We have been shopping for a replacement for this thing for over 6 months now and I'm not sure I would even give it away to someone else when we get rid of it. Less than 3 years and I think this mattress only belongs in the garbage.

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Rated with 1 star
James of Bryn Mawr, PA Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 20, 2021

My son was originally promised delivery on July 14. He was then told it would be delayed until July 15. It is now July 20 and still have not received the mattress. On the 17th, he was told it was at a warehouse 10 miles from my house. On the 18th, it was supposedly on a FedEx truck headed to my house. In speaking to customer service today, it was clear they don't really have a clue where the mattress is or if it will ever arrive.

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Rated with 2 stars
Stewart of Chico, CA Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 26, 2021

I purchased a Purple mattress a little over three years ago, and I had a Stearns and Foster pillow top mattress before that for about ten years that was way better. The Purple (my favorite color) had been a disappointment. I truly believe your mattress is all hipe and marketing sales technique. I'm obviously over the return date of my mattress, but I just wanted to give you my honest feedback since I saw your fourth of July ad online. I remember when the Purple started out as a mattress topper (and should remain), and your Hybrid Premier is basically just that, a regular coil spring mattress with the Purple topper. Since I'm so disappointed in my purchase I think I will do that buy a good mattress and put the Purple gel grid on top and see how that feels. If that doesn't work for me I'll use the gel grid for something else. I have a massage chair that probably could benefit from it.

Rated with 5 stars
Kevin of New Hampton, Iowa Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 26, 2021

While we didn't keep the Purple Mattress they were awesome about the return. Just fill out the form and get your confirmation number and then arrange the pickup. We will try a different model in the future.

Rated with 1 star
Laura of Oklahoma City, OK Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 13, 2021

I bought this thinking we would sleep better plus wanted an adjustable bed frame. I wake every morning so does my husband barely able to walk. Arm pain. Back pain and hip. Im 41. He is 35. We are shuffling around like we're 90 now.

Rated with 1 star
Jaime of Torrance, CA Verified Reviewer
Original review: April 2, 2021

I bought after seeing the advertisement on Youtube. I though it was going to be the best mattress ever which it was for the first year and a half, but then after my back started hurting continuously. My mattress dips down in the center and bends my back into a banana shape. I wake up many times at night to move around due to my back hurting. I'm going to have to start sleeping in the floor till I find another mattress from a different company. Really wished it continued to work, but it's causing me a really bad backache.

Rated with 2 stars
Amanda of Sewell, NJ Verified Reviewer
Original review: Dec. 14, 2020

We've had this mattress for 6 weeks and the off-gassing odor is nearly as intense as when it first arrived. It makes our throats scratchy, our bedroom stink, and we have to change sheets every other night. It's truly awful! We've taken to sleeping in the guest room until we can get it replaced. The grid, while comfortable from a supportive standpoint, is at the same time too noticeable. You actually can feel the squares under your body through your sheets; it's odd. The motion separation is excellent, and it is much cooler than sleeping on a Tempur-Pedic, for which I'm giving the 2nd star.

Rated with 1 star
Juan of Seattle, WA Verified Reviewer
Original review: Sept. 23, 2020

I tried both the Purple 2 then the Purple 3. Both gave me deep lower back aches and when I tried to return the second mattress they would not accept because it was less than two weeks over the timeframe but did not offer any solution either! Terrible product. Does not distribute pressure better than competition as claimed. Total gimmick, not developed by NASA scientists as claimed according to a sleep expert I consulted. Was actually a different company before it was Purple. Has a firmer waffle material and Purple does not last as long either, guess you get what you pay for, next trying Tempur-Pedic. My experience is already better with their product!!

Rated with 1 star
Raymond of Tallahassee, FL Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 12, 2020

I ordered the Purple Hybrid Premier King for $2799. The website lead me to believe with the purchase of the mattress the company was offering a free gift deal with a value of $193. (Free set of king sized sheets and a free king plush pillow.) So I order and addition King Plush pillow for $64 as well to make it a set. I also purchased the mattress protector for $109. My total was $2972 without tax. I was very excited because I have wanted a Purple Mattress for years. Like many online shoppers I searched for any promo codes that may be available to apply to my purchase and found one that gave me an additional $150.00 off the $2972 plus tax total. Which matters even more because my purchase would be "cash" outright not financing or charging on a credit card.

When my PayPal receipt came to my email I realized that I was charged a total of $3241.14. A difference of $287.14. I called customer services to get it worked out. I was told it was because I "stacked coupons". They used the coupon and did not honor the deal from the website which I argued was NOT a coupon but a price from the internet purchase. The lady told me in a nice way that is your policy. No stacking coupons and that the "free gift" was a coupon. I then requested my purchase be canceled!!!! I would have never thought applying the "Promo Code" would increase my purchase total. I find it very disheartening that a company would advertise one thing then not honor it! PURPLE is not the company to purchase a mattress from!

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Rated with 5 stars
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Tisha of Afton, OK Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 6, 2020

It's a great mattress. Never dips or holds heat. An awesome full night of sleep every night. Have been through so many mattresses in the past 8 years. Finally got the right one! Son slept on it when he came for a visit. He's a big fellow and said he sleepy great.

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Purple Mattress Review

If you’re looking for a unique mattress with a different type of feel
All types of sleepers, including side, back and stomach
If you prefer a traditional memory foam bed
Individuals looking for a firm mattress

Purple Mattress Overview

The Original Purple mattress is one of the most sought-after beds online. It also happens to be a fan favorite among a few of us in the office at the Slumber Yard. That said, the Purple bed can be a little divisive — for example, Owen LOVES the Purple mattress but couldn’t convince his significant other to sleep on it because of its unique gel-like feel.

The Purple Mattress is one of the only beds to feature Hyper-Elastic Polymer, a proprietary comfort material, which happens to be both pressure-relieving and supportive at the same time. In our Purple bed reviews, we reveal the types of sleepers we think will like it best and who should consider other options.

  • Honest Purple Mattress Reviews Video

Purple Mattress Firmness and Feel

How firm is the purple mattress?

In terms of firmness, honestly, it’s hard to rate the Original Purple bed given the unique characteristics of the polymer top layer. However, if you really pulled our collective arms, we’d say it’s about a medium on the firmness scale. Overall, the Purple mattress finds a really nice balance between pressure relief and support.

How does the Purple Bed feel?

The Purple bed looks and feels more like a gel or silicone-like material, unlike any type of memory foam or poly foam. The top layer is laid out in a grid formation, which creates a bunch of tiny squares across the bed’s surface. The polymer material is extremely soft, flexible, and responsive. In fact, Hyper-Elastic Polymer can be stretched to 15x its original state. Try doing that with foam and see what happens (spoiler alert: it rips).

We know what you might be wondering. How does it feel to sleep on a Purple Bed? Honestly, pretty weird at first. We like to compare it to a huge Dr. Scholls insert. Some people love it, some people hate it. 

What really makes Hyper-Elastic Polymer special, though, is that it’s also really supportive. You kind of get the best of both worlds with the Purple mattress. It’s soft, comfortable and pressure relieving, yet it’s also able to support all types of sleepers.

  • In terms of firmness, honestly, it’s hard to rate the Original Purple bed given the unique characteristics of the polymer top layer. However, if you really pulled our collective arms, we’d say it’s about a medium on the firmness scale. Overall, the mattress finds a really nice balance between pressure relief and support.

  • As you lay down on the bed, you can sort of feel the polymer squares below shifting, folding and conforming to your body’s shape. It feels a little weird at first but after a few nights, we’ve found that most people warm up to the feel and end up really liking it. It basically has the pressure relief of memory foam without creating that sink-in feeling that you may or may not like.

  • Cold isn’t the exact word, but Purple beds are definitely some of the best out there when it comes to airflow and temperature regulation. This is largely due, again, to that top layer of Hyper-Elastic Polymer.

    The polymer material is constructed in a grid formation (Purple calls it a Smart Comfort Grid). Basically, this creates columns and rows of little polymer squares where air can move freely. Overall, this is one of the big advantages that Purple beds offer. If you tend to heat up at night or just live in a hot climate and don’t like to use the air conditioner, this is one of the Best Mattresses For Hot Sleepers on the market.

    For an in-depth explanation, you can read our article about how we test temperature regulation.

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What Does The Purple Mattress Cost?

The Original Purple mattress is priced about average for the bed-in-a-box industry. It’s very similar to popular bed-in-a-box mattresses like Casper and Nectar. It wouldn’t be considered a budget tier mattress, nor would it be considered a luxury tier bed.

However, considering the special material this bed utilizes, we actually think the original Purple bed is a pretty good value. The Purple mattress price for a king size mattress comes in at $1,449. Here’s how the price break-down by other sizes:

Twin XL$799$1,121
Cal King$1,449$1,770

Unfortunately, Purple doesn’t regularly offer coupon codes or promo codes to make their mattresses cheaper. However, they will almost always throw in a gift (pillow, sheets, etc.) with each mattress purchase. Be sure to check their website to see what promotion they’re currently offering.

Purple Mattress Construction

Since you can’t cut open that new mattress of yours, we got our hands dirty and sliced apart our Purple Mattress just to show you what the inside looks like. Below, you can see the bed’s three layers and an explanation of what they do.

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Bottom – the Purple mattress in a box starts with a 4″ layer of dense support foam, which serves as the foundation for the bed. Most mattresses in the online industry start with a thick foam base, and here is where Purple sticks to the status quo.

Middle – the transition layer is 3.25″ of 1.8-pound polyurethane foam to neutralize or soften up the feel of the dense neutral foam at the foundation of the mattress.

Top – a 2″ layer of the brand’s patented Hyper-Elastic Polymer, which some people call the “Purple Mattress Topper,” provides a bulk of the bed’s comfort. It truly is a unique mattress material that’s supportive but also knocks it out of the park in terms of allowing for great pressure relief. It also offers additional benefits as well, which we will get to below.

Purple bed cover – bringing all the layers together is their “SoftFlex” cover, which truly lives up to its name. It’s soft-to-the-touch, stretchy, and breathable. It’s also a removable cover but not machine washable. If you happen to get a stain on the cover, we suggest you remove it and spot clean the spill instead. Otherwise, you might risk shrinking the cover, making it very difficult to put it back on.


The Hyper-Elastic material inside all of the purple beds is extremely durable and malleable. However, the Original Purple isn’t the most durable bed of them all because it contains a foam base rather than a steel coil foundation. Hybrid beds prove to be more durable and long-lasting, especially for heavy individuals.

Purple Reviews Sleeper Type Analysis

To put it simply, the Purple mattress is great for all types of sleepers, whether you sleep on your side, back, stomach, or some combination of all three. Here’s a look at how you can expect the mattress to feel, depending on how you sleep.

  • If you’re a side sleeper, we think all body types from petite to heavy will enjoy the Purple mattress. The top layer of Hyper-Elastic Polymer does a great job of conforming to a side sleeper’s body and cradling the hips and shoulders. Overall, the bed provides a ton of pressure relief, a feature that side sleepers usually require.

    In fact, Purple made our list for the Best Mattresses For Side Sleepers. We hold Purple in high regard as it relates to sleepers who favor their side.

  • We think a Back sleeper will find that Purple mattress provides the necessary support needed to keep your spine in neutral alignment. When you sleep on your back, your hips will sink down a little into the polymer material of the Purple bed (as they should) but not to the point where your spine is crooked. As such, Purple mattress is a great option if you identify as a back sleeper.

  • Like back sleepers, stomach sleepers will also enjoy the feel of it. If you’re a heavier back or stomach sleeper, the Original Purple bed will still work, it’s just probably not the best option out there. We’d recommend checking out the coil Purple mattresses, which contain coils. Or you can check out our Best Hybrid Mattresses list.

  • As you can probably guess, we also think the Purple bed is a viable option for combo sleepers. The bed provides ample pressure relief for side sleepers and a good amount of support under the lower back and trunk of back and stomach sleepers. Plus, given the top layer is so responsive, you’ll find it effortless to switch between positions.

Body Type Analysis

Your weight and body type play a huge role in how firm or soft you will perceive a mattress. In general, the more you weigh, the softer a mattress is going to feel.

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  • In general, it’s easier for sleepers under 230 lbs to find a mattress that strikes the right balance between supportive and pressure relieving. We write our reviews from the perspective of an average sleeper, and this Purple Mattress works fine for these sleepers.

  • The Purple bed in a box mattress is great for small body types. Petite individuals who weigh 150 lbs or less place very little pressure on the Purple mattress. As a result, small body types tend to think most beds are on the firmer side since lightweight individuals sleep more on top of the mattress and don’t sink in as much.

  • Finally, heavy sleepers who weigh 230+ pounds will feel like the Purple mattress is on the soft side of the spectrum. Heavy sleepers exert quite a bit more stress and pressure on a bed than small and average size people. As such, plus-size individuals tend to sink into the Purple mattress a little more and have a more immersive experience with the top layers.

    Instead, we would suggest one of the Purple hybrid models to individuals who weigh over ~250 pounds.

Purple Mattress Performance

As we mentioned above, the feel of it can be very divisive. Some people love it, and some people find it a little too weird. As such, this is the first hurdle that couples need to face. If one person in the relationship finds it too odd, you should probably look at our list for the Best Beds For Couples.

If both partners like the feel, though, it’s time to discuss motion isolation and edge support, which are two important considerations for couples.

Edge support

Edge support previously was one of the big complaints with the Purple. However, in late 2019, the company added dense foam side rails around the bed’s perimeter to help combat the issue. As a result, the bed now performs much better in this category compared to the previous version.

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All in all, we’d say the Purple bed provides pretty decent edge support. Of course, we still wouldn’t put it in our great category, but it’s definitely good enough to get the job done.

What is edge support, and why does it matter? We have a detailed explanation on our edge support blog post.

Motion isolation and noise

Surprisingly, the Original Purple mattress does a pretty good job of limiting motion transfer. You might not think so, given how responsive and sort of bouncy the polymer top layer is, but the bed actually passed our tests easily. It also doesn’t make any noise, virtually none, which is standard with most new online beds nowadays.

Is Purple a good mattress for couples?

As we mentioned above, the feel of the purple mattress can be very divisive. Some people love it, and some people find it a little too weird. As such, this is the first hurdle that couples need to face. If one person in the relationship finds it too odd, you should probably look at our list for the Best Beds For Couples.

If both partners like the feel though, the Purple bed performs well in both motion isolation and edge support.

Purple Mattress Alternatives

These mattresses are all similar to the Purple Mattress but at varying price points.

Purple Mattress Review Verdict

WeightPetite (Medium (150-230 lbs)Heavy (>230 lbs)
pressure relief
firmness 6 5 4

Thanks for reading our honest Purple mattress reviews. As you can see, we are big fans of Purple beds in general. We like all the benefits that Hyper-Elastic Polymer provides. There’s a reason why this mattress is a staple on our list of the Best Beds Under $1,000. Bottom line, if you’re open to a new style of mattress, we highly recommend giving Purple mattress a try.

Other Purple Mattresses

It’s important to note that Purple offers three other mattress models. In short, the company recently introduced pocketed coil models, which are similar to the original but use coils for their support and foundation layers to offer more durability. These Purple Hybrid models are quite a bit more expensive than the Original Purple, but they do offer several advantages:

Purple Hybrid: The Purple Hybrid, otherwise known as Purple 2, incorporates a thick 7.5″ pocketed coil layer in the base rather than foam. It’s also an inch thicker than the original. This makes it more supportive and a suitable bed for all body types, including plus-size individuals. It’s a bit firmer than Purple, though, rated around a medium-firm. We think it’s best for back and stomach sleepers. A queen size retails for $1,799.

Purple Hybrid Premier 3 & 4: These mattresses are even thicker than the Purple Hybrid. You can choose between a 3″ or a 4″ Purple Grid, which is the comfort layer of the mattress. This makes them feel a bit softer than the Purple Hybrid, around a medium to medium-firm. We think these models are great for all sleeping positions and body types, it just depends on how thick you want your Purple to be. Keep in mind, though, that the Premier models are a bit more expensive. A queen size 3″ grid model retails for around $2,400.

Comparing Purple Mattress Alternatives

Given that Purple mattress competes in the online space, technically, all of the mattresses that we’ve reviewed are competitors. That said, here’s a quick list of their major head-to-head competitors.

  • Purple and Casper both have medium firmness levels making them ideal for all sleeping positions. However, they feel completely different. Casper has a safe foam feel, while Purple has a unique, gel-like feel that makes you feel like you’re floating. See our full Casper vs Purple comparison.

  • Leesa foam mattresses are similar to Casper but typically with a lower price tag. They’re much different from Purple beds, so take a look at our Purple vs. Leesa comparison to figure out which one is right for you. Leesa has a soft neutral-foam feel, while Purple is unique.

  • Purple vs. Tuft & Needle

    If Casper is the foam mattress, Tuft & Needle is the budget mattress online. Serta Simmons actually owns Tuft & Needle, which produces affordable soft neutral-foam beds. See how Purple stacks up to Tuft & Needle in our comparison guide. It mostly comes down to price and feel.

Frequently Asked Questions
What is Hyper-Elastic Polymer?

It’s a gel-like material that you’ll see on all of the Purple mattresses. It sort of feels like a big Dr. Scholl’s insole. It’s squishy and stretchy and really comfy (if you ask us).

Is Purple worth the money?

If you’re a sleeper who weighs under 230 lbs who wants to stray from the traditional memory foam or innerspring mattress, we think Purple is worth the money. It makes you feel like you’re floating and is suitable for just about all sleeping positions.

How much does the Purple Mattress weigh?

The Original Purple mattresses range from 70 pounds for a twin to 140 pounds for a Cal king.

How long does Purple mattress last?

Your weight and whether or not you use Purple as a guest bed or your main mattress will factor in this. With that said, we think sleepers under 230 lbs will get at least eight years from their Purple. This is because it uses Hyper-Elastic Polymer, which is an extremely durable material. Much more so than memory foam or polyurethane foam.

What frame or foundation should you use with the Original Purple mattress?

You can use any metal or wooden bed frame with slats, as well as any flat foundation. Just make sure the slats on your bed frame are no farther than three inches apart.

Can the Purple Mattress be shipped to Alaska, Hawaii and Canada?

Yes, but it will cost you. They charge an additional fee, which is calculated upon checkout.

Is the foam used in a Purple Mattress safe?

Yes, all the foams Purple uses are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning they are made without ozone depleters, flame retardants, heavy metals or formaldehyde.

How did the Slumber Yard team get this bed?

The Original Purple mattress was sent to the Slumber Yard team for free by Purple. However, we are under no obligation to provide a favorable review. We review products independently and have not received any monetary compensation from Purple to provide this post.

Can I get a sample of the Hyper-Elastic Polymer material?

If you’re still a little unsure of the gel-like feel though, you can always get a sample of Hyper-Elastic Polymer before pulling the trigger on a mattress.

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  • How We Review Our Mattresses

    How We Review Our Mattresses

    The Slumber Yard has been around since the beginning of the bed in a box craze. Our team has personally tested and reviewed over 175 mattresses so far, and we keep more than 150 beds in our office so we can compare them (and take afternoon naps).

    When testing mattresses, we evaluate the following factors:

    • Construction: We cut beds open to see what’s inside and how it’s made.
    • Feel: We check if it has a stuck-in-the-mud memory foam feel, or if it’s more of a neutral foam or a plush pillow top, etc.
    • Firmness: We have our own firmness scale and evaluate how that may vary depending on your body and sleeper type.
    • Pressure relief: We test what’s the sweet spot for different body and sleeper types.
    • Support and how that changes by body/sleeper type
    • Edge Support: This is important for couples who share a bed. Would you roll out of the bed, or can you sleep confidently close to the edges?
    • Motion Isolation: We use the water glass test to see how the bed fares with motion transfer. This is another important factor for couples who don’t want to wake up when they move.
    • Temperature Regulation: We use a temperature gun to evaluate if the bed warms up, stays neutral or actively cools while you sleep.
    • Noise: This could be an issue in beds with coils or innerspring.
    • Off-Gassing: Some beds could have a smell for a few weeks after unpacking, and we try to warn you about it.
    • Company policies: We also take into account policies such as shipping, returns, trial period and warranty.
    • Value: We look at a bed’s price in the context of what it offers in terms of features and quality of materials and construction.
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Purple Mattress Review

The original Purple mattress was the first of three mattress types offered by the Purple company. It’s an all-foam mattress measuring 6 out of 10, or medium-firm, on the firmness scale and sold at budget price-points. The Purple is known as a cooling, low-cost, high-value mattress.

The largest difference between the Purple and the Purple Hybrid and Purple Hybrid Premier options is that the Purple has a polyfoam support core, while the hybrid models have pocketed coil support cores. The Hybrid and Hybrid Premier models also come in firm (7) and medium (5) or medium firm (6) options, respectively. The other Purple mattresses come at a higher price-point than the original Purple.

The Purple Grid is a unique technology present in all Purple mattresses. This grid of hyper-elastic polymer sits in the comfort layers, allowing for cooling airflow and bringing a responsive feel to the bed.

Watch the video below to see how the Purple Mattress performed when put to the test in the Sleep Foundation Lab.

Purple Mattress Review Breakdown

The Purple is an all-foam mattress available in one firmness level, which is medium-firm. Sold at affordable prices and delivered directly to your door, the Purple is a good option for customers seeking comfort on a budget. Through the use of Purple Grid technology, the Purple mattress provides sleepers a mix of contouring and responsiveness. It’s available in twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, California king, and split king sizes.

The Purple’s comfort layers are made up of 2 inches of Purple Grid on top of a 3.5-inch polyfoam (1.8 PCF) layer. Its support core is made of 4 inches of high-density polyfoam (2 PCF). Combined, these layers excel at providing pressure relief to sleepers. The cover is made of a polyester-viscose blended fabric. Altogether, the Purple measures 9.25 inches in height, which is average and fits standard sheet sets.

The Purple Grid is a unique technology created by the Purple company that consists of hyper-elastic polymer molded into a grid shape. The Purple Grid contours to the body like memory foam, but feels more responsive. Spaces in the grid allow for airflow, making the Purple a cooling mattress. All-foam mattresses tend to trap body heat, but that isn’t a problem with the Purple.

This review contains detailed information about the Purple mattress. Find out how people of different body weights and sleep position preferences enjoy the bed. Also, learn how the Purple mattress rates in terms of motion isolation, pressure relief, temperature control, edge support, ease of movement, and off-gassing. Finally, see where you can buy the Purple mattress and how Purple handles shipping, returns, and warranties.

The Purple mattress consists of a layer of the proprietary Purple Grid over a comfort layer and support core that are both made of polyfoam.

Cover Material:

67% Polyester, 29% Viscose, 4% Lycra

Comfort Layer:

2″ Purple Grid, 3.5″ 1.8 PCF Polyfoam

Support Core:

4″ 2 PCF Polyfoam

Mattress Prices and Sizing

The original Purple mattress is a quality bed sold at affordable prices. The Purple costs less than half of the Purple Hybrid and Purple Hybrid Premier options and is priced comparably to competitors’ similar direct-to-consumer all-foam beds. The presence of Purple Grid technology elevates the cost of the Purple above some other budget-priced all-foam mattress offerings, however.

Twin38" x 75"9.25"N/A$599
Twin XL38" x 80"9.25"70 lbs.$849
Full54" x 76"9.25"81 lbs.$1,049
Queen60" x 80"9.25"110 lbs.$1,199
King76" x 80"9.25"140 lbs.$1,499
California King76" x 84"9.25"140 lbs.$1,499
Split King38" x 80" (2pcs)9.25"140 lbs.$1,698
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Motion Isolation

The Purple excels at isolating motion, which is common for an all-foam mattress. Strong motion isolation generally appeals to people who share a bed. When one person moves around or gets on or off the bed, their motion will not transfer across the surface of the mattress, disturbing the other sleeper.

Innerspring mattresses, some latex beds, and hybrids with pocketed coils generally do not isolate motion as well as all-foam beds. Memory foam comfort layers in particular are known to greatly reduce motion transfer across a mattress. The Purple Grid operates similarly, allowing sleepers to put weight on one part of the mattress without affecting other parts.

Pressure Relief

Pressure relief is another area in which the Purple mattress shines. The Purple Grid helps relieve pressure, so sleepers don’t find themselves developing pressure points while lying down. The Purple Grid contours to the body, providing a cushiony feel. The transitional foam beneath that layer helps keep sleepers from sinking too far into the mattress.

Pressure relief is important to all sleepers, but those who experience pain tend to find it particularly important. A pressure-relieving bed can reduce pain throughout the night. Side sleepers also require pressure-relieving beds so they don’t develop pressure points in their hips and shoulders, which commonly occurs on too-firm mattresses.

Temperature Control

The Purple Mattress does an excellent job of staying cool throughout the night, largely due to the Purple Grid technology contained in its upper-most comfort layer.

Foam, particularly memory foam, tends to trap heat. All-foam mattresses are known for sleeping hot. The Purple Grid makes the Purple mattress stand out from other all-foam mattresses in the area of temperature control.

Because the Purple Grid has open spaces within it that allow airflow, heat can move away from the body rather than stay trapped in the Purple mattress. As a result, sleepers will be less likely to wake up because they feel too hot and more likely to get a good night’s sleep.

Edge Support

The Purple rates average in terms of edge support, which is common for an all-foam mattress. Edge support refers to how strong the edges of a mattress are in response to weight being placed on them. Mattresses that contain innersprings or pocketed coils tend to have stronger edges than all-foam beds.

Some all-foam beds have weaker edges than the Purple mattress. Poor edge support makes it so sleepers are unable to use the full surface of the bed because to do so would put them at risk of rolling off the bed. Strong edge support helps make getting in and out of bed easier.

Ease of movement rates medium on the Purple, due to the mattress being both conforming and responsive. Generally, the more closely a mattress contours to the body, the more it inhibits movement. Highly conforming foam layers develop impressions as they cradle the body, and it can take a few seconds for those impressions to “bounce back.”

The Purple allows for easier movement than many mattresses that contain memory foam comfort layers. Because the Purple Grid is both conforming and responsive, it allows for more movement than highly conforming memory foam. Innerspring and latex mattresses tend to allow for the most ease of movement.

Off-gassing occurs with the Purple mattress, as is to be expected, but the process isn’t as extreme as that found with other all-foam beds. Off-gassing is a process that involves volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in a manufactured product becoming gas and floating out of the product into the air. Generally, this process is most noticeable immediately after manufacturing and is accompanied by a chemical smell.

Memory foam and polyfoam are the mattress components that tend to off-gas the most. The Purple mattress off-gasses less than some of its competitors due to the Purple Grid, which allows for airflow that more quickly clears off-gassed VOCs.

Sleeping Style and Body Weight

Side Sleepers:

The Purple mattress excels at providing a mix of support and pressure relief to lighter side sleepers. Side sleepers need their hips and shoulders to sink into a mattress a bit to maintain spinal alignment, but not too far, or they’ll experience increased pressure. Side sleepers also need a mattress to have a supportive transitional layer so they don’t develop pressure points in their shoulders or hips. The Purple has the right mix of contouring and support to relieve pressure in most side sleepers under 230 pounds.

Heavier side sleepers, on the other hand, are unlikely to find enough support in the Purple. A mattress of a higher firmness level would be a better choice for this group, and more likely to provide them with the firmness and spinal alignment they need. The Purple rates 6 out of 10 in terms of firmness, and heavier side sleepers might prefer a bed that rates 6.5, 7, or higher instead.

Back Sleepers:

Back sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds find the Purple mattress provides them enough lumbar support and pressure relief. Most back sleepers in that weight group will enjoy the bed. Some sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds also find a nice mix of support and pressure relief in the Purple, though some might prefer a firmer mattress.

Most heavier back sleepers will want a firmer mattress. To this group, the Purple mattress feels too soft, and is unable to properly support their back throughout the night. The heavier a sleeper is, the less supported they will feel by the Purple Mattress. They might feel as if they are sinking too far down into the mattress, or as though they aren’t supported evenly.

Stomach Sleepers:
Across all body weights, stomach sleepers find the least comfort in the Purple mattress compared to sleepers with other sleep position preferences. That said, stomach sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds enjoy the Purple mattress the most. This mattress could be a good option for lighter sleepers who sleep in a combination of positions, including their stomachs. Most sleepers who only sleep on their stomachs, however, could likely find another mattress that better fits their needs.

Most stomach sleepers prefer firmer mattresses, and need to be well-supported in order to avoid the development of pressure points. Too soft or too firm of mattresses can put strain on the necks, shoulders, and lower backs of stomach sleepers. Heavier stomach sleepers will almost definitely feel discomfort while sleeping on the Purple. A firmer mattress would be a better option for stomach sleepers over 130 pounds.

Under 130 lbs.130-230 lbs.Above 230 lbs.
Side SleepersExcellentGoodFair
Back SleepersExcellentGoodFair
Stomach SleepersExcellentFairPoor
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Awards for the Purple Mattress

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Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

  • The Purple mattress is available both online and in stores. Purple sells the mattress directly to consumers from their own website. It’s also found on Amazon.com.

    In-person stores that sell Purple mattresses include Mattress Firm, Macy’s, and a variety of furniture stores. Purple maintains

    Purple mattresses are available to be shipped to all 50 states and Canada.

  • Purple ships to the contiguous 48 United States for free using FedEx ground. Customers in Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada can also order Purple beds, but must pay a shipping fee. International shipping outside of Canada is unavailable.

    The Purple arrives compressed and rolled into a long, purple tube-shaped package. It’s delivered to your front door, so you must bring it inside and move it to wherever you’ll be using it.

  • Purple doesn’t offer white glove delivery on their original Purple mattress, nor do they offer old mattress removal. Customers must set up the Purple mattress themselves and arrange to have any old mattresses removed. Like most compressed mattresses, the Purple can take a few hours or a day to fully expand.

  • Purple offers customers a 100-night sleep trial. They require customers to break in the mattress for at least 21 nights prior to initiating a return, however. After the break-in period, customers may return the mattress for a full refund, at no cost. Customers may call Purple to initiate the return process.

  • The Purple mattress comes with separate warranties for the cover and the rest of the mattress. The cover warranty lasts for 2 years. During that time, the mattress’s cover will be repaired or replaced if it is defective. The customer must pay for any shipping costs associated with repairing or replacing the cover under the warranty.

    The interior mattress warranty lasts 10 years. It is non-transferrable and begins the date of purchase. The warranty doesn’t cover body indentations that are less than 1 inch deep. Customers are responsible for any shipping costs associated with fulfilling the warranty.

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The original Purple mattress launched a new kind of bed-in-a-box: one with unique materials and a very unique feel. Consumers gave this unusual mattress a chance, and thus one of today’s most popular online mattress brands (Purple) was born.

Will the original Purple offer high-quality sleep? Read on for our in-depth Purple mattress review!



Trial Period

100 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping


Medium-firm: 6.5/10


10-year warranty

Price Range


We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Back Sleepering
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.

Side Sleepering
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating




10-year warranty


Medium-firm: 6.5/10

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

100 nights

Price Range


We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Back Sleepering
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.

Side Sleepering
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating




Medium-firm: 6.5/10

Trial Period

100 nights


10-year warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range


We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Back Sleepering
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight back sleepers.

Side Sleepering
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating

Purple Mattress Review: An Overview

The key to the Purple’s success is its proprietary Purple Grid. This is made of a hyper-elastic gel polymer and it really is unlike any other mattress material. It is firm and pressure-relieving at the same time and, honestly, it is hard to describe! The Purple Grid is very durable, making this a great long-lasting mattress (it should last about 7 to 10 years). A Queen size Purple mattress comes in at $1299.00, making it an excellent mattress for the money.

Because this is such a unique mattress, it’s more likely to appeal to certain types of sleepers. Here’s a quick look at who might like the Purple — and who might not.

Who Is The Purple Mattress Best For?

  • Back sleepers who require plenty of spinal support and pain relief
  • Heavier-weight side sleepers who will activate the Purple’s gel grid
  • Hot sleepers who are looking for a mattress that sleeps cool
  • Those who want one of the best mattresses for the money

Who Is The Purple Mattress Not Recommended For?

  • Light- and medium-weight side sleepers will find that the original Purple feels too firm
  • Folks who want a mattress with a traditional feel
  • Folks who want to sink into their mattress

Purple Mattress Video Review

Want to take a closer look at the original Purple mattress? Check out our in-depth video review! Our reviewer, Marten, will assess this bed’s construction and share his experiences with sleeping in multiple positions on the Purple.

Purple Mattress Firmness And Feel

When shopping for a new mattress, it’s critical to consider a bed’s firmness and feel. These factors have a big impact on whether a mattress will feel comfortable for different types of sleepers.

How Firm Is The Purple?

We ranked the Purple around a 6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. The industry standard for medium firmness is 6.5, so this suggests the Purple is right around medium-firm.

That said, note that a sleeper’s perception of a bed’s firmness will vary a bit depending on their weight. In this case, heavier-weight sleepers might find that the original Purple feels softer, while light- and medium-weight folks might find it to be on the firmer side.

Sleeping On The Purple Mattress

The Purple felt like a fantastic match while back sleeping. The Purple Grid collapsed under our butts to provide some pressure relief, while the grid stayed upright everywhere else to create plenty of support.

Moving to our sides, we did experience some pressure relief around the hip and shoulder. However, note that lighter-weight folks might not experience as much pressure relief in this position.

Purple Original Mattress - Side Sleeping

The Purple mattress felt like a great match while we were stomach sleeping. It offers plenty of support, which keeps the hips elevated and aligned with the spine. It is actually one of the best mattresses for stomach sleepers and best mattresses for combination sleepers.

What Does The Purple Feel Like?

The original Purple mattress has a unique feel that is simultaneously squishy and firm. This is thanks to the mattress’s proprietary hyper-elastic gel polymer grid, which collapses when enough pressure is applied (for pressure relief) and stays upright everywhere else (for support). There’s no other mattress that feels quite like this one.

Average Weight Sleepers – 130 lbs – 230 lbs

Most average-weight sleepers should find the original Purple to be a great mattress for back sleeping (though folks who are on the lightest end of the spectrum might not get enough pressure relief). Side sleepers who are on the heavier side of the spectrum should be heavy enough to collapse the gel grid and enjoy pressure relief around the shoulder and hip, but lighter-weight folks will probably feel that the bed is too firm in this position. Average-weight stomach sleepers should enjoy the Purple’s supportive nature.

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Heavyweight Sleepers – Over 230 lbs

The Purple should be a great match for many heavyweight back sleepers, although folks who weigh 300 pounds or more might need to look for a more supportive mattress with coils. Heavyweight side sleepers should enjoy plenty of pressure relief on the Purple because they’ll activate the gel grid enough to collapse it and experience cradling relief. As with back sleepers, many heavyweight stomach sleepers could feel well-supported. But folks who weigh 300 pounds or more will probably want to look for a more supportive mattress overall.

Lightweight Sleepers – Under 130 lbs

Lightweight back and side sleepers will probably find that the original Purple feels too firm because they won’t be heavy enough to collapse the gel grid and enjoy pressure relief. The Purple should provide plenty of support for lightweight stomach sleepers. It is actually the best mattress for lightweight sleepers who prefer something firm.

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Purple Mattress Construction

Now that we’ve assessed what it feels like to lie on top of the Purple, let’s take a look under the hood (or, er, fabric cover). We’ll assess the original Purple’s construction and review how these construction elements might affect performance.


The Purple SoftFlex cover is thin, breathable, and stretchy enough to move with the Purple’s gel grid. This means it shouldn’t interfere with the grid’s performance.

Comfort Layers

The first main comfort layer is composed of 2″ of the proprietary Purple Grid. The grid is made from a hyper-elastic gel polymer that remains firm and supportive until enough pressure is applied, at which point the grid will collapse for some pressure relief. There’s a foam encasement wrapped around the edges of the gel grid, which helps strengthen the mattress’s edge support.

Purple Mattress - Construction And Layers

Below the gel grid, there’s a layer of soft, responsive foam. This layer adds some additional pressure relief to the mattress.

Support Layer

The original Purple’s base layer is made from a firm, supportive foam that provides structure and support for the mattress overall.

Mattress Height

The original Purple mattress is 9.5″ tall.

Purple Mattress Size Options And Price

To see the most up-to-date size and pricing information for the original Purple mattress, check out the chart below.

Twin38" x 75"$699.00
Twin XL38" x 80"$899.00
Full54” x 75”$1099.00
Queen60" x 80"$1299.00
King76" x 80"$1699.00
California King72" x 84" $1699.00
Split KingTwo 38" x 80" pieces$1798.00

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Purple Mattress Performance

Here’s where the rubber really meets the road! We put the original Purple mattress through a range of tests to assess its performance with regards to temperature regulation, motion transfer, edge support, and more. Let’s see how it did!

Sleeping Hot Or Cold

The Purple does a fantastic job of regulating temperature — in fact, it should provide a temperature neutral sleeping surface. The gel grid and breathable cover allow tons of room for airflow, so this mattress shouldn’t overheat. This makes it ideal for folks who are prone to sleeping hot. See our best cooling mattresses for more like the Purple.

Motion Transfer

Because the gel grid is responsive and fairly bouncy, the mattress doesn’t do a great job of absorbing motion transfer. Folks who sleep with a partner might want to consider a different mattress for couples.

Edge Support

Overall, we found the edge support on the original Purple to be pretty good. A foam encasement runs around the perimeter of the gel grid to help shore up edge support. We felt like we could sit and lie down near the edge while still feeling secure.

Purple Mattress - Edge Support


Thanks to the durable hyper-elastic polymer in the gel grid, this should be a long-lasting mattress. This means it should be a great long-term investment.


We didn’t observe any significant off-gassing from the Purple mattress. With some newly unboxed memory foam mattresses, there will be a heavy chemical smell, but we did not notice this with the Purple.


This doesn’t seem like a noisy mattress at all. We didn’t observe any notable noise when we moved around or changed positions at night.


When people seek out a mattress for sex, they’re typically looking for a bed that makes it easy to move around. The Purple mattress should be a great fit because its bouncy and responsive feel makes it easy to switch positions on top of the mattress.

Purple Mattress Company Policies

Now we will walk you through the policies that come with the Purple mattress. You never know, the fine print may have a bigger impact on your purchase decision than expected.


The Purple mattress comes with a 10-year warranty. Learn more about the warranty on Purple’s website.

Sleep Trial

A 100-night sleep trial will give you enough time to decide whether or not the Purple mattress is the right fit for you.

Return Policy

If you’ve slept on the Purple mattress for at least 21 days and still don’t love it, you may return the mattress within the 100-night sleep trial. If the Purple mattress is clean and undamaged, you will be refunded the full product price of the mattress less the value of any discount, interest accrued, and/or shipping charges.


We suggest reviewing our mattress guides before deciding what’s best for your body type and sleep habits. While a firm mattress like the Purple may be a great fit for heavier people, or stomach and back sleepers, it won’t be the best fit for lightweight sleepers or side sleepers looking for a plush mattress.

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How Does The Purple Compare To Other Mattresses?

Anyone who’s considering the Purple mattress has probably taken a peek at other major brands in the bed-in-a-box space, such as Casper and/or Nectar. So let’s review how the Purple stacks up against these other popular options.

Compare Purple to other mattresses on our mattress comparison page.

Casper Vs Original Purple Mattress Comparison

The Casper and Purple mattresses vary significantly in their construction. The original Casper mattress features an all-foam construction and a Zoned Support system that’s firmer near the middle of the mattress and softer near the head and foot. As noted above, the Purple is primarily constructed from the brand’s proprietary hyper-elastic gel polymer.

Casper Mattress - Construction And Foam Layers

RELATED: Purple Vs Tempur-Pedic

These construction differences produce very different feels. The original Casper has a balanced foam feel that’s responsive and bouncy. As we’ve discussed, the Purple has a squishy-yet-firm feel that’s also bouncy and responsive.

These mattresses also differ slightly in terms of their firmness levels. We ranked the Purple at 6.5/10, while we ranked the Casper a touch firmer at 7/10.

The mattresses are most similar when it comes to price. Depending on discounts and coupons, both mattresses should cost around $1,000 or so for a Queen size.

Who Should Get The Casper?

  • Folks who like a balanced foam feel
  • Back sleepers
  • Light- and medium-weight combination sleepers

Who Should Get The Purple?

  • Hot sleepers because the Purple’s materials allow for more airflow
  • Folks who want a more durable mattress
  • Heavier-weight side sleepers

Curious about the Casper? Learn more in our in-depth Casper mattress review.

Nectar Vs Original Purple Comparison

The Nectar and Purple mattresses have very different constructions and materials, which is most evident in their comfort layers. The Nectar’s comfort layers feature multiple layers of memory foam, while the Purple features a hyper-elastic gel polymer.

Nectar Mattress - Construction And Foam Layers

RELATED: Purple vs Tuft and Needle

These materials create different feels. Thanks to its memory foam, the Nectar has a slow-moving feel that offers plenty of pressure relief and body contouring. Once again, the Purple is bouncy, responsive, and simultaneously squishy and firm.

The firmness ranking for these mattresses will depend a bit on the weight of the sleeper in question, but we ranked both of these beds around a 6.5/10.

The Nectar and Purple are also very similar in terms of price, although the Purple costs around $100 less.

Who Should Get The Nectar?

  • Folks who like a memory foam feel
  • Lighter-weight sleepers
  • Side sleepers who need plenty of body contouring

Who Should Get The Purple?

  • Heavier-weight sleepers
  • Folks who want a more durable mattress
  • Combination sleepers

Want to know more about the Nectar? Check out our comprehensive Nectar mattress review.

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Purple Mattress FAQs

Still have questions? We’ve got answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the original Purple mattress.

What is the Purple mattress made of?

The Purple mattress features a unique hyper-elastic gel polymer in its comfort layer. This forms the proprietary Purple Grid that is breathable, supportive, and comfortable at the same time. This rests on two layers of support foam.

How much does the Purple mattress weigh?

It does depend on which size mattress you purchase, but a Queen-size Purple mattress weighs 110 lbs.

How long do Purple mattresses last?

Purple mattresses are very durable thanks to the gel grid. They should last for approximately 7 to 10 years.

Do you need a box spring with a Purple mattress?

Nope! You do not need to use a box spring with a Purple mattress. It’s okay to lay it directly on a base.

Can you flip a Purple mattress?

No, the Purple mattress is not flippable. Flipping the mattress would result in sleeping on the firmer base layer instead of the gel grid.

Where can you try a Purple mattress?

Purple mattresses are available to try and buy in select mattress stores like Mattress Firm, Macy’s, and Rooms to Go. You can find a mattress store near you that carries Purple mattresses by searching here. If you are not near a retail location, Purple also offers a 100-night trial with a mattress purchase. If you still don’t love your mattress after 21 nights, you can begin a mattress return for a full refund within the 100-night trial period.

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Marten is Senior Editor at Mattress Clarity. He covers the mattress industry as well as sleep science news. He is specifically interested in the connection between sleep and overall health. Marten has written for media publications like Consequence of Sound and received a master’s degree in Film Studies from Emory University. He comes from Franklin, Indiana, and spends all the time he can writing, directing, and acting in films. He has directed genre short films and features. His newest film, Starlets, recently premiered at the River Town Film Festival in Clinton, NJ. He also stars in the upcoming thriller, Sour Bear. His next film, At The Hop, is a hot rod actioner with a horror twist.

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