I recently began a series of posts about covering and reviewing items that help me as I begin the next stage of my life. To be single again for the first time in 20 years is an adjustment; creating a new home that feels like home is important, and that began when my Casper mattress arrived. I love it.
Casper is looking to reinvent their industry. They think, rightly so, that buying a bed is too much like buying a used car. There are too many skews; there are too many deals, there is too much pressure to “buy now before the deal is over”, and they are too damn expensive. In short, buying a mattress is a sleazy process. Until you deal with Casper, that is.
They offer one mattress in a variety of sizes. They have a set price for each of the various sizes. Their mattresses are significantly less expensive than those from the major used
car — I mean mattress — companies. They let you pay for the mattress in three installments. They ship their mattresses to you for free once you’ve bought it, and it comes in no time flat. They offer a 100 night trial, and best of all the mattress is super comfortable. I am so happy with it and can already recommend it to anyone looking for a new bed.
Unlike traditional mattress companies, we don’t waste money on ginormous showrooms, commissioned salespeople, overstocked inventories, or excessive shipping costs. Instead, we sell our mattress directly online and pass the savings onto you. Our vertically-integrated approach means your Casper is manufactured right here in the US and shipped to you fresh from the factory.
We’re proud to offer a top-tier mattress and excellent customer service to save you time and money!
Video Look at the Casper Mattress
Here’s what they have to say about the bed.
A luxurious marriage of latex and memory foam
We designed the sleep surface of the Casper to conform to your body with minimal sinkage. It relieves pressure from the hip and shoulder areas, allowing the contours of your body to be properly supported. Early testers described the sensation as “cloud-like.”
Latex keeps you cool…
Our bed doesn’t sleep hot. After months of testing, we determined that a top 1.5″ layer of latex foam would complement the support of our memory foam and provide significantly more circulation to keep sleepers cool. This isn’t the same latex found in tires or bedside tools, it’s a high performance foam designed for sleep.
… And gives you bounce when you need it
The other — less spoken — benefit of latex foam is a healthy bounce. Unlike most modern foam-based beds, the Casper retains a traditional springiness that removes any sensation of being stuck and provides a helping hand to indoor sports.
Okay, enough of that. Lets talk about my experience. I asked for a queen mattress for review. That would normally have an price of $850, and compared to other premium mattresses prices, it is a bargain. The bed shipped within a day of my placing the order and was set to arrive a few days later via UPS.
The mattress came in a large box but, considering what was inside, I was surprised by how small it was. I muscled the box up to my new apartment and moved it into the bedroom. (Casper recommends opening the box in the room it will be used so you don’t need to move it once it is fully expanded.
What I mean by expanded is this- the mattress comes compressed inside the box. The company is thoughtful enough to include a tool that lets you slice the compression sleeve without risking damage to the mattress itself.
Slice the compression sleeve open and — BAM! — the package expands into a full queen mattress.
Let me be clear — this is a mattress only. There is no frame or box spring. Just the mattress. If you are looking for a traditional bed setup, then this isn’t going to be for you. If, on the other hand, you want a mattress that is soft enough while also being hard enough, you know — the Goldilocks of mattresses that tries to be “just right” — then you are going to be very happy. I find it VERY comfortable. And, yes, as promised it doesn’t get overheated the way some memory foam mattress do.
I do have one caveat to offer. With the help of my designer Helena from Chip Chick, I purchased a bed from Overstock.com. I love the bed. It, however, has rib-like slats that hold the mattress. Because the mattress is constructed in the manner it is, I find it a bit “soft” at the edges and will need to get a flat-bed board. It not that I cannot use the mattress and bed as they are — I do and they are fine — but I think they will be better with a flat board underneath the mattress. As Casper explains in their FAQ-
We’ve tested the Casper mattress on the floor, a slatted bedframe, or on top of a box spring. It is designed to work on any firm, flat surface. The general rule of thumb is the harder, flatter and more surface area the better.
Here are some additional FAQ items of note
Are there chemical fire retardants in the Casper?
The Casper does not contain any flame retardant chemicals. Instead, the mattress is wrapped with a proprietary flame retardant sock made of woven silica. In the event of a fire, the sock melts on itself and suffocates the oxygen needed for the fire to burn.
Do you need to flip the bed?
Nope! The mattress is not designed to be flipped, as the latex and memory foam are on one side (side with white cover) of the mattress. As with all mattresses, If you sleep alone on one side of the bed or have a meaningful weight differential with your mattress partner, then we do recommend rotating the bed 180 degrees every six months.
Does the Casper resist dust mites?
We haven’t completed scientific testing regarding dust mites, so we can’t provide a definitive answer. But from the research we have done, we know that dust mites need a habitat and food source. Every mattress provides a habitat. Fibers such as cotton and wool provide a food source. Our foams and cover do not include materials that would be a food source, so we would guess that dust mite levels would be lower than average. There is also a lot of research online that claims latex (our top layer) to be dust mite resistant, but we haven’t verified these independently, so we cannot make these claims.
In short, Casper has a fantastic product and an even better approach to selling that product. The Casper mattress is nicely priced, the company does business in a transparent manner and, most importantly, it is a great mattress. If you are in the market for a new mattress you owe it to yourself, your back and your wallet to check out this newcomer. And since the company gives you 100 days to try out their bed, there’s no need to keep it if you don’t love it. Click here to learn more.
Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample of the Casper Mattress
What I Like: Good price; Easy to deal with company; Shipped quickly; Easy to set up; SUPER comfortable
What Needs Improvement: No frame or box spring; May require you to get a board to place beneath the mattress; Works perfectly out of the box with platform-style beds