Founded in 2014, Casper is one of the pioneers of the bed-in-a-box movement. Casper produces multiple mattress models, including: the Casper Original Mattress, the Casper Original Hybrid, the Wave Hybrid Mattress, the Nova Hybrid, and the Element.
The Casper Original is the company’s flagship all-foam model, while the Casper Original Hybrid features a coil core. Casper’s luxury line includes the Wave Hybrid and the Nova Hybrid. The Element is a budget-friendly all-foam model.
The Casper Original is constructed of three layers of foam that provide exceptional pressure relief and motion isolation. The Casper Original Hybrid uses a similar construction but replaces the polyfoam core with a coil support layer, giving the Casper Original Hybrid extra bounce, edge support, and breathability. Both mattresses have a medium feel, rating around 5 on the 10-point firmness scale.
In this review, we’ll carefully examine the Casper Original Mattress and the Casper Original Hybrid to help you decide if one of these models is right for you. We’ll detail their construction, pricing, performance, and more.
Both the Casper Original and the Original Hybrid have a medium feel, rating around 5 on the 10-point firmness scale. At 11 inches thick, these models are slightly thicker than the average mattress.
Apart from the support core, the Casper and the Casper Hybrid are constructed similarly. The mattress cover is made using a variety of materials, including cotton, lycra, rayon, and recycled polyester. As a result, each mattress cover is made from a number of recycled bottles converted into a fabric. The cover is not designed to be machine-washable, but it can be gently spot cleaned with a mild detergent.
The two-part comfort system starts with a 1.5-inch layer of perforated polyfoam. This material is more breathable and responsive than most memory foam, giving the surface of the bed extra cooling and a slight bounce. The next layer is composed of zoned memory foam that provides targeted support to different areas of the body, with more firmness around the hips and waist.
The Casper Mattress’s core is constructed of a durable, high-density polyfoam that stabilizes the mattress surface. The Casper Hybrid’s core uses 7 inches of pocketed coils encased in polyfoam. Pocketed coils give the bed extra bounce, breathability, and edge support without transferring excessive motion, while the polyfoam supports the coils.
The Casper Mattress is an all-foam model constructed of three layers: a top layer of perforated foam, a layer of zoned memory foam, and a base of high-density polyfoam.
Recycled Polyester / Polyester / Upcycled Cotton / Rayon / Lycra
1.5” Perforated Polyfoam
2” Tri-Zoned Memory Foam
7” High-density Polyfoam
The Casper Hybrid uses most of the same materials as the Casper Mattress, including the two-layer comfort system with polyfoam and memory foam. Its support core uses pocketed coils encased in polyfoam, setting it apart from the Casper Mattress.
Recycled Polyester / Polyester / Upcycled Cotton / Rayon / Lycra
1.5” Perforated Polyfoam
2” Tri-Zoned Memory Foam
7” Pocketed Coils encased in polyfoam
Compared to other all-foam mattresses, the Casper Original’s price is close to average. The Casper Original Hybrid comes in at a lower price point than average for quality hybrid models, making it a strong option for budget-minded shoppers. Casper also has frequent promotions that can help customers save additional money off the list price.
The Casper Original and Casper Original Hybrid are available in all standard mattress sizes.
|Twin||38” x 75” x 11”||11"||46 lbs.||$595|
|Twin XL||38” x 80” x 11”||11"||50 lbs.||$695|
|Full||53” x 75” x 11”||11"||67 lbs.||$995|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 11”||11"||79 lbs.||$1095|
|King||76” x 80” x 11”||11"||101 lbs.||$1295|
|California King||72” x 84” x 11”||11"||100 lbs.||$1295|
|Twin||38” x 75” x 11”||11”||53 lbs.||$695|
|Twin XL||38” x 80” x 11”||11”||57 lbs.||$795|
|Full||53” x 75” x 11”||11”||76 lbs.||$1195|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 11”||11”||91 lbs.||$1295|
|King||76” x 80” x 11”||11”||112 lbs.||$1495|
|California King||72” x 84” x 11”||11”||114 lbs.||$1495|
The Casper’s all-foam construction allows it to isolate motion very well. A two-layer comfort system absorbs movement rather than transferring it across the surface of the bed. The polyfoam top layer has a slightly bouncy feel while reducing motion transfer, and the layer of memory foam further absorbs motion.
This strong motion isolation might reduce nighttime disturbances when your partner moves around on the mattress, which may be particularly important for sleepers who wake up easily.
Sleepers frequently experience pressure points near their hips and shoulders. Since these body parts are usually wider and heavier, they put more pressure on the mattress. If the mattress doesn’t have much contouring, this can lead to pressure build-up.
The Casper Mattress conforms closely to the sleeper’s body, which can help redistribute the sleeper’s body weight and relieve pressure points. The tri-zoned memory foam layer provides extra support around the midsection to prevent the sleeper’s hips from sinking in too deeply. People who suffer from aches and pains may appreciate this combination of pressure relief and support.
The Casper’s medium feel may be best suited for sleepers under 200 pounds. Most individuals in this weight range should be able to sink in enough for comfortable contouring and balanced support. The Casper may be slightly too soft for sleepers over 200 pounds. They could experience more pressure points if the foam overcompresses.
The Casper Mattress tends to trap less heat than many all-foam mattresses. Air circulates through the perforated polyfoam top layer, which allows heat to dissipate away from the sleeper’s body.
The second layer of the comfort system uses a zoned memory foam that is firmer in the middle to prevent sinkage. This material is more breathable than most high-density foams. While the two-layer comfort system conforms closely to the sleeper’s body, it does not trap as much heat as many competing models.
Most all-foam models do not have reinforced edges. When the sleeper nears the perimeter of the bed, the compression of the foam may make the edge of the bed feel unstable, which may make it more challenging to sit or sleep near the perimeter.
The Casper’s thicker support core gives the edge a sturdier feel than many all-foam mattresses. However, sleepers may still notice some sinkage when they sit or sleep close to the edge of the bed. Individuals who weigh over 200 pounds will likely experience more sinkage than individuals who weigh less.
Compared to many other all-foam models, the Casper is somewhat more responsive. This may make it easier to move across the surface and change position during the night.
Memory foam has a reputation for responding slowly when weight is removed. This can create a “trapped in the bed” feel that may make it more difficult to change position.
The Casper Mattress combats this tendency by using a top layer of polyfoam, which springs back more quickly than most memory foam. Additionally, the second layer of the mattress is a zoned memory foam with a bit more firmness and resilience than an even plane of soft, cradling memory foam.
The Casper Mattress is more conducive to sexual activity than many all-foam models.
Couples often prefer a mattress with some bounce. While the Casper lacks the same degree of springiness as most hybrid or innerspring models, the polyfoam top layer gives it a slightly bouncier feel than many other all-foam models. The Casper’s close conforming may also improve traction for couples. Additionally, the Casper Mattress is virtually silent, which can allow for a more discreet experience.
Any mattress may emit an odor when first introduced into your home. This is particularly likely when a mattress ships compressed since it hasn’t had time to air out yet. Mattresses that contain memory foam and/or polyfoam are especially prone to off-gassing odors due to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the manufacturing process. VOCs are usually considered harmless.
The Casper’s off-gassing odors are similar to those of other all-foam mattresses. While a Casper Mattress may emit initial off-gassing odors, these odors should dissipate within a few hours to a few days if you leave your mattress in a well-ventilated room.
The Casper Hybrid transfers very little motion. Since the top layers of the mattress use foam, most motion is absorbed before reaching the core. The coil layer gives the bed more bounce and could lead to some slight motion transfer. However, the Casper Hybrid uses pocketed coils encased in foam. These coils can move independently, so minimal motion is transferred within the core. Because of its construction, the Casper Hybrid isolates motion better than some hybrid mattresses on the market.
Since the Casper Hybrid transfers minimal motion, sleepers will be less likely to notice when their partner changes position or gets up during the night.
The Casper Hybrid offers more pressure relief than many hybrid models. It uses the same two-layer comfort system as the Casper Mattress, which cradles the sleeper and distributes their weight to relieve pressure points.
The zoned memory foam layer reinforces the midsection of the mattress for extra support under the sleeper’s midsection. This balances contouring and support while promoting better spinal alignment.
Like many hybrid models, the Casper Hybrid sleeps quite cool. An perforated polyfoam top layer conforms to the sleeper’s body while allowing enough airflow to help heat escape. Next, a layer of zoned memory foam contours without trapping as much heat as most high-density memory foams. The coil support layer allows for substantial air circulation, which can keep the sleep surface cooler and more comfortable.
Most hybrid models have reinforced edges, and the Casper Hybrid is no exception. The Casper Hybrid’s edges are reinforced with firmer springs and foam around the perimeter. This reinforcement gives the Casper Hybrid’s edges a sturdier feel than the Casper’s edges.
The ease of movement on the Casper Hybrid is on par with most other hybrid models.
The top layer of polyfoam contours to the body while regaining its shape more quickly than most memory foam. A layer of zoned memory foam springs back more quickly than most high-density memory foam. This combination of materials makes the comfort system more responsive than those of many hybrid models. The coil layer gives the mattress additional bounce, which may also make it easier to move around on the bed.
Thanks to this responsiveness and ease of movement, it may be easier to roll over or move across the bed. Sleepers who have mobility issues or who dislike the feeling of being “trapped in the bed” may appreciate the Casper Hybrid’s responsiveness.
Couples often prefer a bouncy surface for sex. The Casper Hybrid gets some bounce from its coil layer, but it is not quite as bouncy as some hybrid models. Its comfort layers respond relatively quickly to changes in pressure, but their strong motion isolation and close conforming limit the springiness the coil layer would otherwise provide.
There are some other benefits to these traits. The Casper Hybrid’s strong motion isolation can help muffle noises that may develop in the coil system, lending to a more discreet experience. Additionally, close conforming can lead to more traction, which some couples enjoy.
Because the Casper Hybrid contains multiple layers of foam, it may be more prone to off-gassing odors than some hybrids on the market. Memory foam and polyfoam often emit VOCs, which contribute to the “new mattress smell.” Since the Casper Hybrid ships compressed, these odors do not have a chance to air out before the mattress enters your home.
Off-gassing odors and VOCs are generally considered harmless for most sleepers. Airing out the mattress before you sleep on it can allow these smells to dissipate. The Casper Hybrid should air out within a few days if you leave it in a well-ventilated space.
The Casper Mattress’s close conforming and pressure relief may make it exceptionally well suited to side sleeping. Its comfort system’s layer of polyfoam and layer of memory foam contour to the side sleeper’s body to provide a pressure-relieving hug. The zoned layer is crafted to prevent the sleeper’s hips from sinking in too deeply, which could help promote better spinal alignment for side sleepers.
Due to its medium feel, the Casper is especially appropriate for sleepers under 200 pounds. Most side sleepers who weigh under 200 pounds will likely experience an exceptional balance between contouring and support.
Side sleepers over 200 pounds may not find the Casper as comfortable since individuals in this weight group usually prefer a firmer mattress. The Casper’s medium feel may allow heavier individuals to sink in too deeply and cause the foam to over compress near their hips and shoulders, leading to spinal mis-alignment.
Back sleepers often prefer a medium to medium firm feel. This is because they usually need an even surface that doesn’t sag to keep their spines aligned, but they also frequently enjoy some cushioning. As a medium mattress, the Casper is on the softer end of the range back sleepers tend to prefer.
Back sleepers who weigh under 200 pounds and who favor a softer feel may enjoy the Casper Mattress. The two comfort layers cradle the sleeper and can relieve pressure points. Since the memory foam layer is zoned to provide more support near the hips, it should prevent lighter back sleepers’ midsections from sinking in excessively.
Individuals who weigh over 200 pounds usually require a firmer mattress to provide the ideal balance between cushioning and support. Since the Casper Mattress has a medium feel, it might not be firm enough to prevent a heavier back sleeper from sinking in too deeply around their hips. This could create pressure points and put their spine out of alignment.
Many individuals carry more weight around their midsections. Because of this, stomach sleepers usually require a mattress with enough support to prevent their hips from sinking in too deeply. Excessive sinkage could lead to improper alignment and put more strain on the sleeper’s spine.
The Casper’s zoned layer provides extra support around the sleeper’s midsection, which may be helpful for stomach sleepers. However, the mattress’s medium feel may not offer enough support for some stomach sleepers, especially those who weigh over 200 pounds.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-200 lbs.||Above 200 lbs.|
Like the Casper Mattress, the Casper Hybrid is particularly appropriate for side sleepers who weigh under 200 pounds.
The Casper Hybrid uses the same comfort system as the Casper Mattress. A top layer of polyfoam conforms to a side sleeper’s body, while a layer of memory foam provides deeper contouring. The memory foam layer prevents the sleeper from sinking in against the coil core, and it is also zoned with extra support near the sleeper’s midsection. This zoning can promote better spinal alignment by providing support where it is needed most.
The medium feel is soft enough to allow side sleepers under 200 pounds to sink in and enjoy good pressure relief. However, it should also be supportive enough to promote good spinal alignment for most individuals in this weight group.
Because heavier individuals generally require more support the Casper Hybrid’s medium feel may be too soft for some side sleepers who weigh over 200 pounds.
Back sleepers usually look for an even mattress that doesn’t sag in order to support proper spinal alignment. To achieve this, many back sleepers prefer a medium or medium firm feel. Some cushioning may also be comfortable for back sleepers, particularly those who enjoy a plush feel.
The Casper Hybrid’s medium feel is on the soft end of the range most back sleepers prefer. This may make it best suited to back sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds. Since these sleepers do not exert as much force on the mattress, the medium feel is likely to feel somewhat firmer to them. The Casper Hybrid’s medium feel should be able to give the sleeper an excellent balance of cushioning and support.
Back sleepers between 130 and 200 pounds may experience deeper cradling from the Casper Hybrid. Individuals from this group will likely sink in more deeply, but the zoned transition layer should prevent their hips from sinking in excessively, thereby promoting better spinal alignment.
While the zoned transition layer provides extra support around the sleeper’s hips, back sleepers over 200 pounds may still find that their midsections sink in excessively due to the mattress’s medium feel. This could put a strain on the sleeper’s spine.
The Casper Hybrid’s close conforming comfort layers coupled with its medium feel may allow a stomach sleeper’s midsection to sink in too far, which could put a strain on their spine. While the zoned layer can mitigate this issue to an extent, some stomach sleepers will feel the Casper Hybrid is softer than ideal.
Stomach sleepers under 130 pounds may experience good support and cushioning from the Casper Hybrid. Stomach sleepers over 130 pounds may experience more significant sinkage, which could make it difficult to maintain proper spinal alignment. However, the Casper Hybrid’s coil core may provide more support for stomach sleepers over 200 pounds than the Casper’s polyfoam core.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-200 lbs.||Above 200 lbs.|
Reading customer reviews can give shoppers more insight into how a mattress performs for other sleepers, highlighting the potential benefits and drawbacks. However, comfort is subjective, so you may notice that some reviews seem to conflict with each other.
Both the Casper and the Casper Hybrid receive predominantly favorable reviews. Reviewers of both models frequently praise the firmness and ease of unpacking. Many reviewers also note that the mattresses relieve their aches and pains.
Customers who weren’t satisfied with their Casper Mattress or Casper Hybrid Mattress sometimes cite off-gassing odors as an issue. Others note problems with customer service and the mattress not expanding properly upon unboxing. Some Casper Mattress owners also claim the mattress contributed to aches and pains, while some Casper Hybrid owners note issues with the mattress being smaller than the standard dimensions.
The Casper and Casper Hybrid are sold through the Casper website, Amazon, brick-and-mortar Casper Sleep Shop locations across the United States, and retail partners, including Target.
Casper sells mattresses to all 50 states, Canada, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Casper ships free to the 48 contiguous United States and most of Canada. Additional fees may apply to shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, Northern Canada, and other international destinations.
Mattresses ship via FedEx or UPS. Casper mattresses ship compressed in plastic and encased in a box. Unpacking instructions come with the mattress. The customer is responsible for unboxing and setting up their mattress.
Most mattresses ship one or two business days after the order is placed. Customers will receive a tracking number when their order ships. There may be some delays around the holidays and during inclement weather.
In-home delivery is available for an extra fee throughout the 48 contiguous United States and in parts of Canada. The $149 fee includes old mattress removal and new mattress setup. This fee is nonrefundable.
Casper offers a 100-night sleep trial. During this trial period, eligible mattresses can be returned for a full refund of the purchase price. To do so, customers can contact Casper’s customer support team. Casper will arrange for a courier to remove the mattress.
Casper mattresses come with a 10-year limited warranty. This warranty protects the original purchaser who bought the mattress through an authorized seller from defects, including indentations greater than one inch, cracking or splitting foam, and issues with the cover zipper. Additional terms and conditions apply.