I’m so excited for the Purple mattress review. The company sent me a free king size Purple mattress to test out. This mattress may make the color purple more popular than Prince himself. The reason for my excitement is that this mattress has a top layer construction that is unlike anything I have reviewed so far. I first found out about the Purple mattress through the Kickstarter campaign where 320 backers pledged $171,560 to bring the project to life. I have seen other mattress Kickstarter campaigns and they don’t even come close to the popularity of Purple. Below is their official Kickstarter video.
Below is their famous raw egg test video on the Purple Mattress featuring Mallory Everton from Studio C, a well known YouTube channel:
You can order Purple direct from their website. According to my UPS tracking, the mattress with packaging weighs in at 143 lbs. By far the heaviest mattress I have reviewed. Right now you can get a king size for $1,299. As a general rule of thumb, I find the heavier the mattress, the more quality you get. That’s because there’s just more material in there to work with.
The mattress comes in a plastic bag as shown below. There’s no external box, just this which is really cool. the top unzips and then you can slide it out of the bag. Getting it out of the bag may take two people since it’s in there tight. Instead I just cut the bag open which is a shame because it would be great to reuse to store things in.
The bag also comes with handles so it makes it easier to move. This came in super handy while bringing it up a flight of stairs. At over 140 lbs. I’ll take all the help I can get.
Here’s me unboxing the Purple Mattress. When unzipping the cover I found that they give you a cutter, instructions and two mini samples of the purple top layer.
Purple mattress video
You can unzip the ticking. I really like the embossed “Purple” logo on the sides:
What really makes this mattress stand out from the competition is the Smart-Comfort Grid. Here’s a sample that comes with the mattress when you open the purple plastic casing. The only similar mattress I have come across is the IntelliBed which uses “Intelli-gel” which look similar to the Purple technology. The difference is that the IntelliBED uses innersprings and latex instead of foam layers. The IntelliBED costs a bit more though. Here’s the full Intellibed Review. Their Relief Perfect Low Motion model costs $3,599 for a a queen. While you can get a queen size Purple mattress through the link below for $999.
Purple Mattress Specifications and Overview
|Trial & Return:||100 Nights|
|Top Layer (2″):||Hyper-elastic polymer™ Smart-Comfort Grid|
|Middle Layer (3.5″):||1.8 lbs density polyurethane foam|
|Base Layer (4″):||2.0 lbs density polyurethane foam|
|Appx Dimensions (WxLxH – Inches):||75.5″ x 79.5″ x 9.5″|
|Appx Weight (lbs):||140|
Knit Fabric: 29% Viscose, 67% Polyester, 4% Polyester-Lycra (all +- 5%)
|Fire Retardant:||Firegard® Knit Barrier|
|Shipping Dimensions (LxW-diameter – Inches):||76″ x 16″|
|Basic Care:||Spot clean with mild detergent (such as upholstery cleaner).|
Here’s what the layers look like. The bottom two layers are really just for support. What makes Purple unique is the top layer.
The first night of sleeping on this mattress was wonderful. This is truly a unique sleep experience in large part because of the Smart-Comfort Grid. You get a sort of floating sensation and the grid conforms to all your pressure points while providing support where you need it. Here’s what the grid looks like:
This is also the most breathable mattress I have ever tested. If your major concern is sleeping hot, then get this mattress. It beats all the competitors hands down. The Purple ranks extremely high in point elasticity. That means it will collapse where needed without affecting the other parts of a mattress. A traditional inner spring has low point elasticity, think about how you feel your partner moving around. The best example of the Purple point elasticity is their egg test where it rapidly adjusts to the pressure exerted by the egg.
The only other mattress with this high level of point elasticity that I have tested i the Luxi mattress. Luxi calls this their SBT layer (Support Balancing Layer). Here’s a comparison of the Luxi vs. Purple
Here’s a video illustrating how each layer works:
With this mattress you sleep on it more than in it. Whether or not that’s a good thing comes down to preference. Some people like more of a pillow top feel some don’t. Notice that there isn’t a large amount of sinkage with this mattress however it does a wonderful job with pressure relief.
Here’s how it handles motion transfer:
I don’t notice my partner shifting around on this mattress. Motion is very well contained and it also bounces back into shape well which is very hard to achieve in a mattress.
If you’re looking for sheets for the Purple mattress, I strongly recommend going with a set of Sheex. Sheex are performance bedding sheets that will stretch and breath which allows you to get the full experience of the Purple mattress. You can Purchase Sheex Here.
The Purple mattress provides amazing pressure relief and temperature regulation. It doesn’t sleep “cool” or “hot” instead it just passes heat through the comfort grid. I love how it contours so well to your body. In my opinion it truly is a Goldilocks mattress in the sense that you get great support and contouring. However it isn’t a mattress that feels “cozy” or will hug you. I weigh over 210 lbs. and the grid handled my body just fine. According to their side, 300 lbs. is the threshold for weight. That means 300 per person so 600 total.
I sleep primarily on my stomach and side and this mattress felt great in both positions. Sometimes I get numbness in my arm from sleeping on my stomach on certain mattresses. The Purple was able to sink enough in the right areas so this didn’t happen.
Expect to hear a lot about Purple in the near future. It’s a game changer in the mattress industry and is exploding in popularity.
If you are looking for a mattress with high point elasticity like Purple but also want more “hug” check out my super in depth overview of the Luxi and Purple technology.
BLACK FRIDAY DEAL!!!
Right now you can get a $100 discount on a Purple mattress in addition you get a free bamboo sheet set while supplies last. Click Here to Shop the Deal