Purple Hybrid Mattress Review

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Purple Hybrid Mattress

Purple Hybrid Mattress Review

The Purple brand made a name for itself with its proprietary Purple Grid comfort layer. This layer uses a hyper-elastic polymer material constructed into a grid pattern. The walls of this grid can collapse and spring back to respond to changes in pressure. 

Purple produces three main mattress models: the Purple Mattress, the Purple Hybrid Mattress, and the Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress. The Purple is the company’s flagship all-foam model, while the Purple Hybrid and Purple Hybrid Premier use a hybrid design that pairs the Purple Grid comfort layer with a coil core.

The Purple Hybrid uses a 2-inch thick comfort layer. The Purple Hybrid Premier offers two options for grid thickness: 3 inches and 4 inches. Because of this extra-thick comfort layer, the Purple Hybrid Premier is considered Purple’s luxury model. 

We’ll detail the construction, sizing, performance, and key policies pertaining to the Purple Hybrid and the Purple Hybrid Premier. If you are considering purchasing one of these models, our in-depth review will help give you extra insight to decide which option is best for you. 

Purple Hybrid

Ideal for:
  • People who tend to sleep hot
  • Sleepers who suffer from pressure points
  • Individuals who weigh under 200 pounds
Considerations:
  • Sleepers who use the edge of the mattress extensively may prefer a reinforced edge
  • Individuals who like the hug of memory foam may not like the floating feel of the Purple Grid
  • Stomach sleepers who weigh over 200 pounds may sink in too deeply for ideal spinal alignment

 

Purple Hybrid Premier

Ideal for:
  • People who tend to sleep hot
  • Sleepers who suffer from sharper pressure points
  • Customers who want help setting up their mattress
  • Side sleepers
Considerations:
  • Individuals who sit or sleep near the edge of the bed may not find the Purple
  • Hybrid Premier’s edge supportive enough
  • Sleepers who like a mattress with a lot of hug may not find the Purple Grid ideal
  • Stomach sleepers who weigh over 200 pounds may find their midsections sink in too far
  • Budget shoppers may find the Purple Hybrid Premier cost prohibitive

 

Awards for the Purple Hybrid and Purple Hybrid Premier Mattresses

 

Purple Hybrid Mattress Review Breakdown

The Purple Hybrid and the Purple Hybrid Premier both use a hybrid construction that includes the same cover, several layers of foam, and a pocketed coil core. The difference between the models lies in the comfort layer. 

The mattress cover is constructed of viscose, polyester, and lycra. This cover is stretchy so that it can bend and move with the mattress’s comfort layer. It is also breathable to allow air circulation into and out of the mattress. 

The comfort layer of both models uses the hyper-elastic polymer Purple Grid. This unique material is formed in a grid pattern which contours to the sleeper’s body without trapping heat. The Purple Hybrid uses 2 inches of this material. The Purple Hybrid Premier has two different options. One version uses a 3-inch comfort layer, while the other uses a 4-inch layer. These thicker comfort systems provide extra contouring.

Next, a 1-inch transition layer of 2 pounds per cubic foot (PCF) polyfoam acts as a barrier to prevent the sleeper from directly experiencing the pocketed coils. A 7.5-inch layer of pocketed coils gives the bed extra bounce and edge support while allowing airflow. A final thin base layer of transition foam is used to support the coil layer. 

The Purple Hybrid and the Purple Hybrid Premier with a 3-inch comfort layer have a medium firm feel, rating around 6 on the 10-point firmness scale. The Purple Hybrid Premier with a 4-inch comfort layer has a medium feel with a firmness rating of 5. These mattresses fall in the range most sleepers tend to prefer. 

Because of the different thicknesses of their comfort layers, each of these mattresses has a different height. The Purple Hybrid is Purple’s lowest-profile hybrid model, measuring 11-inches thick. The Purple Hybrid Premier models are 12 inches or 13 inches thick depending on which option you select. Individuals with limited space may prefer a lower-profile option. Sleepers who want more room to sink into their mattress or who struggle to get into or out of a lower bed may prefer a higher-profile option. 

Purple Hybrid

Firmness Medium Firm - 6
Mattress Type Hybrid
Construction The Purple Hybrid Mattress is constructed of three layers, including a 2-inch comfort layer of Purple's proprietary buckling-column gel, a polyfoam transition layer, and a pocketed coil support layer.
  • Cover Material:

    29% Viscose, 67% Polyester, 4% Lycra

  • Comfort Layer:

    2" Purple Grid (Hyper-Elastic Polymer)

  • Transition Layer:

    1" Transition Polyfoam, 2 PCF

  • Support Core:

    7.5" Pocketed Coils

 

Purple Hybrid Premier

Firmness Medium - 5; Medium Firm - 6
Mattress Type Hybrid
Construction The Purple Hybrid Mattress is constructed of three layers, including a 3- or 4-inch comfort layer of Purple's proprietary buckling-column gel, a polyfoam transition layer, and a pocketed coil support layer.
  • Cover Material:

    29% Viscose, 67% Polyester, 4% Lycra

  • Comfort Layer:

    3-4" Purple Grid (Hyper-Elastic Polymer)

  • Transition Layer:

    1" Transition Polyfoam, 2 PCF

  • Support Core:

    7.5" Pocketed Coils

 

Purple Hybrid Prices and Sizing

The cost of the Purple Hybrid Mattress is in-line with the average price of most hybrid mattresses. The price of the Purple Hybrid Premier runs above the average, but this can be expected of a luxury model. 

The Purple Hybrid and the Purple Hybrid Premier come in most standard sizes, but they are not available in twin sizes. Both models are also available in split king sizes. 

While we’ve noted the list price for each size of each model below, note that Purple often runs promotions. These offers can help you save money off the list price or get free items with your purchase.

Purple Hybrid

Sizes Dimensions Height Weight Price
Twin N/A N/A N/A N/A
Twin XL 38"x 80"  11" 77 lbs. $1,299
Full 54" x 76" 11" 106 lbs. $1,499
Queen 60" x 80" 11" 122 lbs. $1,599
King 76" x 80" 11" 149 lbs. $1,899
California King 72" x 84" 11" 148 lbs. $1,899
Split King 76" x 80"  11"  Two 77 lb. pieces $2,598

 

Purple Hybrid Premier

Sizes Dimensions Height Weight Price
Twin N/A N/A N/A N/A
Twin XL 38"x 80" 

12"

13"

91 lbs.

105 lbs.

$1,899

$2,499

Full 54" x 76"

12"

13"

125 lbs.

145 lbs.

$2,099

$2,699

Queen 60" x 80"

12"

13"

145 lbs.

168 lbs.

$2,199

$2,999

King 76" x 80"

12"

13"

176 lbs.

204 lbs.

$2,699

$3,499

California King 72" x 84"

12"

13"

175 lbs.

202 lbs.

$2,699

$3,499

Split King 76" x 80" 

12"

13"

Two 91 lb. pieces

Two 105 lb. pieces

$3,798

$4,998

 

Purple Hybrid Mattress Performance

  Rating Description
Motion Isolation 4/5

The Purple Hybrid significantly limits motion transfer, which can lead to a more restful night’s sleep for couples. This motion isolation is similar to or better than most other hybrid models. 

The walls of the grid only buckle under the sleeper’s weight, which helps prevent motion from spreading. The transition layer acts as an additional buffer that prevents motion from reaching the coil layer. Since coils have a springier feel than foam, they are often associated with more motion transfer. However, the Purple Hybrid uses pocketed coils that move independently of each other. This limits the spread of motion between coils.

Sleepers who wake easily when their partner moves or gets up during the night may appreciate the Purple Hybrid’s strong motion isolation. Since minimal motion travels across the surface of the bed, these individuals may be less likely to notice when their partner moves.

Pressure Relief 4/5

The Purple Hybrid Mattress can contour very well to a sleeper’s body thanks to its Purple Grid. This contouring can help distribute the sleeper’s weight more evenly across the mattress surface, relieving pressure points. The pressure relief is similar to or greater than many hybrid models. 

The Purple Grid buckles when pressure is applied, allowing a sleeper’s hips and shoulders to sink in. The medium firm feel helps the mattress remain supportive to promote proper spinal alignment. 

While the Purple Hybrid has strong pressure-relieving qualities, it does not give the close hug associated with memory foam. Instead, the feel is more akin to floating on top of the mattress.

Temperature Control 5/5

Temperature neutrality is one of the Purple Hybrid Mattress’s greatest strengths. Mattresses with foam comfort layers often trap heat against a sleeper’s body, but the Purple Hybrid’s unique construction helps keep it cool and comfortable throughout the night.

The breathable cover allows significant airflow into the mattress. Heat can dissipate away from the sleeper’s body through the open air channels in the comfort grid. Additional air can circulate through the coil core, pulling heat farther away from the sleeper.

While hybrid models tend to sleep cooler than all-foam models, the Purple Hybrid sleeps exceptionally cool even compared to other hybrids.

Edge Support 3/5

Like most hybrid models, the Purple Hybrid’s coil layer gives it a sturdier edge than most all-foam models. The Purple Hybrid’s edge support is approximately equivalent to most hybrid mattresses on the market. 

Most individuals should be able to sit or sleep near the edge of the bed without excessive sinkage. This may make it easier to use the full mattress surface and get into and/or out of bed. 

Sleepers who weigh over 200 pounds may experience more sinkage when they sit or sleep near the perimeter of the Purple Hybrid, but this is unlikely to be significant enough to hamper sleep for most individuals.

Ease of Movement 4/5

The Purple Hybrid is easier to move on than many hybrid mattresses on the market. 

The hyper-elastic polymer material used to construct the Purple Hybrid’s comfort grid is quite responsive. While the walls buckle when pressure is applied, they spring back quickly when pressure is removed. Since the comfort layer doesn’t retain a sleeper’s body impression once they move, it may be easier for the sleeper to change position or move across the surface of the mattress.

Sex 4/5

Like many hybrid mattresses, the Purple Hybrid can strike a good balance between the benefits of all-foam and innerspring mattresses. 

All-foam mattresses may be beneficial for sex since they are virtually silent, making them discreet. Additionally, the contouring from the foam can help with traction. The Purple Hybrid has similar benefits. The mattress is quite quiet, and the comfort layer contours to an individual’s body, providing traction. 

Innerspring models are often beneficial for sex since they usually have more bounce and edge support. The Purple Hybrid’s coil layer gives it extra bounce, which many couples may enjoy. Additionally, the Purple Hybrid has a sufficiently sturdy edge to allow most couples to use the full surface of the mattress.

Off-Gassing 3/5

Off-gassing odors are the “new mattress smell” many owners experience. Mattresses are more likely to emit off-gassing odors if they contain synthetic foams or ship compressed. Synthetic foams usually emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the manufacturing process, which contributes to the smell. This effect is amplified when mattresses ship compressed since they do not have time to air out until they are introduced into your home. 

While VOCs and off-gassing odors are generally considered fairly harmless, some sleepers may find the smell off-putting.

Like most hybrid models, the Purple Hybrid may emit some off-gassing odors at first. Because the Purple Hybrid is quite breathable, these smells tend to air out more quickly than many mattresses on the market. Leaving the mattress in a well-ventilated space should allow odors to dissipate. This process may take anywhere from a few hours to a few days. 

Highlights:

  • Exceptional temperature neutrality
  • Extra contouring
  • Two firmness/thickness options 

Sleeping Style and Body Weight

Purple Hybrid

Side Sleepers:

When a person sleeps on their side, they often experience more pressure around their widest body parts: their hips and their shoulders. The Purple Hybrid’s comfort grid adjusts to allow these body parts to sink in while providing even support to help align the sleeper’s spine.

The comfort layer of this model is 2 inches thick, which may not be deep enough to allow sleepers over 200 pounds to sink in deeply enough to enjoy ideal contouring before reaching the transition layer. However, the mattress’s medium firm feel is likely to appeal to most sleepers, regardless of their weight group. Side sleepers under 200 pounds are likely to experience an exceptional balance of contouring and support.

Back Sleepers:

Back sleepers usually prefer an even surface that doesn’t sag. Many back sleepers also appreciate some cushioning and contouring. The Purple Hybrid should be able to accommodate most back sleepers, especially those who weigh under 200 pounds.

The 2-inch comfort layer gives some cradling for back sleepers, while the 7.5-inch layer of coils provides an even surface. The Purple Hybrid Mattress tends to be quite durable, so it shouldn’t develop significant sagging too quickly, continuing to provide an even plane for back sleepers. 

Back sleepers often favor a slightly firmer mattress than their side-sleeping counterparts. The Purple Hybrid’s medium firm feel makes it a particularly good match for back sleepers who weigh under 200 pounds. While many sleepers over 200 pounds will also appreciate its stable support, some may find it’s a little too soft to promote ideal spinal alignment. 

Stomach Sleepers:

Stomach sleepers tend to be most prone to aches and pains since the sleep position can put a strain on the neck and spine. To reduce discomfort, stomach sleepers generally need enough support to prevent their midsections from sinking in excessively.

The Purple Hybrid’s 2-inch comfort layer cushions a stomach sleeper without allowing them to sink in too far. The coil core gives the support many stomach sleepers need. The medium firm feel may be most supportive for stomach sleepers under 130 pounds. Many stomach sleepers between 130 and 200 pounds will also probably find the Purple Hybrid comfortable. While some stomach sleepers over 200 pounds may find the mattress supportive enough, some will probably feel that their midsections sink in too deeply. 

  Under 130 lbs. 130-200 lbs. Above 200 lbs.
Side Sleepers Excellent Excellent Good
Back Sleepers Excellent Excellent Good
Stomach Sleepers Excellent Good Fair

Purple Hybrid Premier

Side Sleepers:

The Purple Hybrid Premier’s thicker comfort layers can provide more conforming, which may appeal to side sleepers with sharp pressure points near their shoulders and hips. 

The Purple Hybrid Premier comes with two different Purple Grid thickness options: 3 inches thick and 4 inches thick. Either version of the mattress may appeal to side sleepers under 200 pounds since there is plenty of room for them to sink in. Side sleepers who weigh over 200 pounds may prefer the Purple Hybrid Premier with the 4-inch grid because the extra depth allows more room to sink in before reaching the transition layer. 

Back Sleepers:

Like the Purple Hybrid, the Purple Hybrid Premier’s coil support core serves as a stable, durable base that should provide sufficient support for most back sleepers. 

The Purple Hybrid Premier with a 3-inch comfort layer may appeal to back sleepers who weigh under 200 pounds. The responsive comfort layer gives back sleepers in this weight group some contouring without excessive sinkage. Back sleepers who weigh over 200 pounds may also experience a good balance between contouring and support, though some sleepers might find their hips sink in too deeply. 

The Purple Hybrid Premier with a 4-inch comfort layer rates around 5 on the 10-point firmness scale, giving it a slightly softer medium feel. Because of this, the Purple Hybrid Premier with a 4-inch comfort layer may be best suited for back sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds, offering a good balance of softness and support. Back sleepers who weigh over 130 pounds may also experience good support, but the softer feel may allow them to sink in too deeply for proper spinal alignment. 

Stomach Sleepers:

Because most individuals carry more weight around their midsections, stomach sleepers usually require enough support to prevent their stomachs from sinking in too deeply. 

Both versions of the Purple Hybrid Premier have thicker comfort layers than the Purple Hybrid, giving stomach sleepers more room to sink in. While some people from all weight groups may find this extra plushness comfortable, some may feel it allows their midsections to sink in too deeply for proper spinal alignment. This is particularly true for stomach sleepers who weigh over 200 pounds.
 

Purple Hybrid Premier 12"

  Under 130 lbs. 130-200 lbs. Above 200 lbs.
Side Sleepers Excellent Good Good
Back Sleepers Excellent Excellent Good
Stomach Sleepers Good Good Fair

 

Purple Hybrid Premier 13"

  Under 130 lbs. 130-200 lbs. Above 200 lbs.
Side Sleepers Excellent Excellent Excellent
Back Sleepers Excellent Good Good
Stomach Sleepers Good Good Fair

Purple Customer Reviews

Customer reviews give a window into how a mattress performs for other owners, which may make it easier to anticipate whether the mattress will meet your needs and preferences. Comfort is subjective, so individuals may have different opinions on what makes a mattress ideal. Because of this, you may notice that some reviews seem to conflict with other reviews. However, owners of the Purple Hybrid and the Purple Hybrid Premier leave predominantly favorable reviews.

Customers who like their Purple Hybrid and/or Purple Hybrid Premier often report experiencing fewer aches and pains and frequently note that the mattress sleeps cool. Those who were less satisfied with their mattress tend to report mattress sagging and experiencing more aches and pains.  

Purple Hybrid

Website Reviews
Purple.com 4.4/5 (20,885 reviews)

 

Purple Hybrid Premier

Website Reviews
Purple.com 4.4/5 (20,885 reviews)

 

Purple's Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

Availability

You can buy the Purple Hybrid and the Purple Hybrid Premier through the Purple website and at select mattress and furniture stores across the United States. 

Orders through the Purple website can ship to addresses in the United States. While the Purple Mattress ships to Canada, the Purple Hybrid and the Purple Hybrid Premier do not yet ship to Canada. 

Shipping

Purple ships to addresses throughout the United States. Shipping is free within the contiguous United States, but fees apply for shipments to Alaska and Hawaii. 

The Purple Hybrid Mattress is delivered via FedEx and arrives compressed. The owner is responsible for unpacking and setting up the mattress. The Purple Hybrid Premier comes with free White Glove delivery in the contiguous United States. This includes in-home setup and old mattress removal. 

Purple Hybrid usually ships within 1-2 weeks, while the Purple Hybrid Premier generally takes 2-3 weeks to ship.

Additional Services The Purple Hybrid Premier comes with free White Glove delivery within the contiguous United States, and this includes old mattress removal. White Glove delivery and old mattress removal are also available for the Purple Hybrid Mattress for an additional fee of $149. 
Sleep Trial The Purple Hybrid and the Purple Hybrid Premier have a 100-night sleep trial. Customers must try the mattress for 21 nights before returning the mattress. After night 21 and before night 100, customers can return eligible mattresses for a full refund of the purchase price. If the customer chooses to return the mattress, Purple will arrange to pick up the mattress at no cost. 
Warranty Purple mattresses come with a 10-year limited warranty. This warranty applies to the original purchaser who bought the mattress from an authorized seller. It covers indentations greater than 1 inch and splitting/cracking provided these issues arise from normal use and the mattress is properly supported. Other terms and conditions apply.