The flagship Casper (aka as The Casper) mattress still remains the hottest-selling product for Casper, the trendy mattress company that had celebrity superstars like Kylie Jenner flaunting their product on Instagram.
And the mattress has continued to serve them well over the past few years.
However, since we last reviewed the Casper mattress, the company has undergone a few changes.
- Casper officially opened their first permanent store in New York City this February
- They’ve expanded their product lineup to include two additional mattresses (Casper Wave & Casper Essential), sheets and pillows, bed frames, and even dog mattresses.
Casper has also updated its flagship model (The Casper) for 2018 to include an additional layer of foam, which adds more support for different parts of your body.
Let’s take a look at the updated version in my Casper review. I evaluated the queen-size The Casper mattress priced at $995, an excellent price for everything you get.
Casper Mattress Review, Unboxing and Pros/Cons
After ordering my mattress, it took a little under a week to get to my house. My kids were a little dumbfounded that this relatively small box (4.5-feet tall and 1.5-feet wide) contained our new bed.
I’ll be honest; I was a little dumbfounded, too.
The delivery man was kind enough to place the 92-pound box in our entryway while I was at work rather than make my wife drag it in. Luckily, it wasn’t too hard to carry into our room with the box’s carrying handles.
By now, you’ve probably heard how easy it is to set up the Casper mattress.
I was a little disappointed that I didn’t get the little bag with the special plastic cutter that was included with the earlier model. However, that didn’t detract from the simplicity of the installation.
You just take the mattress out of the box, place it on your bed, and rip the plastic off, which you can easily do with your hands. Next, watch it expand, listen to the oohs and ahs from your family—maybe from yourself, too; there’s certainly something mesmerizing about it—and pat yourself on the back for being the cool one for a night.
The Casper mattress doesn’t have any of the embossing or embroidery I’ve come to associate with pillowtop mattresses that look and feel like they’re 20 years old, even when they’re brand new.
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It features a simple, stretchy polyester cover that doesn’t get all bunched up when you move at night. You can unzip the cover and remove it with ease at any time for washing.
The mattress itself is made from four separate layers of foam:
- Proprietary latex-like foam: This is the top layer of foam and serves as the first line of pressure relief. It also ensures you won’t overheat while sleeping.
- Memory foam: This second layer of foam helps contour your body and extends the pressure relief you get from the first layer.
- Polyfoam: This third layer is new for the updated Casper. The layer is made up of two types of polyfoam—a softer version at the ends of the bed and a firm version in the middle of the bed. This Zoned Support layer helps add more support and pressure relief.
- High-density polyfoam: This bottom layer is the thickest, and it provides overall structure and support for the mattress.
Let’s talk about the smell for a minute. The mattress’s biggest downside for me was the smell. Not everyone experiences the “off-gassing” odor commonly associated to foam mattresses. Unfortunately, I was one of the unlucky few who got a smelly mattress.
Thankfully, the solution to this problem is simple. You’ll be tempted to get your sheets on and take the mattress out for a spin as soon as possible, but if you hold off and let it air out, the smell should dissipate after a few hours. And even though I get an unpleasant whiff every so often, it has all but disappeared by now.
The Size and Price
The Casper mattress comes in all the standard mattress sizes. Check out the table below to get specifics on sizing and pricing.
The Casper Mattress Sleep Review (Quality, Comfort, Support and More)
Now that we’ve gone through our bedtime routine, so to speak, it’s time to climb into bed and see how well the Casper mattress sleeps.
The first thing I noticed when I got on the mattress was how evenly my body lay. On my old spring mattress, I would sink almost as soon as I got into bed. The Casper mattress helps me feel like I’m sleeping on my mattress instead of in it, which is a huge plus.
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Two Person vs. One Person on the Mattress
I toss and turn a lot in my sleep, which can make it difficult for my wife to sleep undisturbed, especially on a spring mattress.
On the Casper, she doesn’t feel a thing when I move around. The Casper’s firmness and bounce help me reposition with ease and keep her sleeping like a baby.
Sleeping alone is also a pleasant experience in the Casper. Instead of spreading out to relieve pressure like I used to do on my old mattress, I find myself staying in one spot because I don’t feel the constant need to get more comfortable.
I’m a hot sleeper—or at least I was with my old mattress. In my entire time sleeping on the Casper, I’ve stayed cool. This is a huge improvement for someone like me who always has to get out of the sheets halfway through the night to keep from burning alive.
The Support on The Casper
The Casper provides solid support for sleepers of all kinds. Like I mentioned before, I move a lot in my sleep and at any given moment in the night, I could be on my back, side, or stomach. With the Casper, I didn’t experience much discomfort in any of my positions.
Side sleepers experienced the most discomfort with the previous iteration of the Casper, especially if they were lighter or heavier than average. However, with the added Zoned Support layer, that problem has mostly disappeared. And while I experience more pressure relief at my hips and shoulders, I still find sleeping on my side to be the most uncomfortable position on the Casper.
Back and Stomach Sleepers
In my opinion, the Casper works best for back sleepers. It all but eliminated my lower back pain since the new Zoned Support layer provides more lumbar support than I’ve ever experienced on a mattress. It also keeps your shoulders and hips on the same plane, which adds a whole new level of comfort. Sleeping on my stomach was equally as comfortable for these same reasons.
The Casper offers a decent amount of edge support. I never feel like I’m going to roll off the bed, even when I’m at an edge. In fact, I feel just as comfortable and secure at the edge of the bed as I do in the middle of the bed. The Casper also doesn’t suffer from severe compression when you sit on the edge. I don’t need to fight the mattress just to stand up from a sitting position, which helps me avoid feeling like I’m getting old. And that will always be a huge point to the favor of the Casper.
Mattress and Sex
What good’s a mattress review if I don’t talk about the sexy times spent on it? Every part of the mattress’s construction is built for comfort and staying cool, a combination that also happens to make for great sex.
The foam is firm enough to provide the right amount of bounce and support. The mattress’s cooling properties also help you avoid all that uncomfortable, post-sex heat.
The updated Casper mattress is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a better sleep experience. It’s comfortable, firm and cool—a combination made even sweeter with a price tag under $1,200.
The updated version of the Casper includes a new fourth layer of foam that provides better support for more sleeping positions, especially side sleepers. I still feel some discomfort while sleeping on my side, and the Casper’s off-gassing odor was really bad for the first few hours, but overall, I’ve had an excellent sleep experience.
The Other Mattresses
Caspers offers three different mattress products, along with a host of accessories. This review focuses on the Casper mattress, which is the company’s original, best-selling mattress.
The Wave is Casper’s premium mattress, selling at a much higher price point ($1850 for a queen). It features five layers of foam for a more ergonomic design.
The Essential is Casper’s budget mattress, selling at $600 for a queen. It features three layers of foam for a more streamlined design.