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Casper Mattress Reviews

On this Casper mattress review, we will be reviewing the popular flagship Casper Mattress, recognized by TIME as the “Best Inventions” for two years running in 2015 and 2016. The Casper Mattress is worth its weight in every layer of memory foam. Whether you’re curled on it onboard a firm bed base or an American Airlines flight, yours is a guaranteed safe flight, and ‘Good Morning America’ couldn’t agree more. It ships neatly in vacuum packaging which unpacks a wholesome sail to Slumberland, and this is a spoiler alert reviewing what to expect from your Casper sleeper. We have provided separate reviews on the Casper Wave and Essential mattresses elsewhere. This links to those Casper bed reviews have been provided further down. This Casper review is dedicated to Casper’s flagship mattress.


Casper Mattress Review

Casper Mattress Video Review (Good Morning America)

Casper Mattress Feature Review – 10 Pros of the Casper Bed

Soft Bounce

You’ll enjoy the soft yet firm bounce of your Casper Mattress, however much you turn while sleeping, in all sleep positions. This is maintained through the mattress cover and top layers through to the lower mattress foam layers which are made of high quality memory foam.

Soft Bouncy Nature of Casper Memory Foam

Soft Bouncy Casper Memory Foam. Image credits:


With an upholstery-grade mattress cover, the Casper Mattresses feature guaranteed durability, hard-wearing and made to last for many years of comfortable use. Like sleeping in a Rolls Royce, and buoyantly floating in a water bed with the firmness and spaciousness of a bouncing castle…

Zoned Support™

Casper Mattresses feature signature Zoned SupportTM to cater to your body pressure points and for spinal alignment. It is designed to be firm around the hip region and soft around the shoulders for superior comfort. You’ll be forgiven for missing (or snoozing) your alarm.


Zoned Support Casper Mattress Memory Foam. Image credits:

Hyper-Targeted Support

Complementing the Zoned SupportTM is additional ergonomic support for your body and spinal alignment, which is facilitated by the Hyper-Targeted SupportTM. Extra contouring provides relief and support for even more pressure points with customized care for superior comfort.

Hyper-Targeted Casper Mattress Memory Foam. Image credits:


The Casper Mattress features a breathable porous design which keeps it aerated and well-conditioned as it is self-regulating and self-ventilating. The self-conditioning ventilation and temperature regulation ensures that your Casper mattress stays airy and dry, without getting damp or overheating even when it absorbs your body temperature. It keeps cool and ever-fresh even in the hottest summer temperature — sans sweltering, sans suffocation — so breezy your sleep will be a breeze.

The Casper Mattress is Waterproof

Two main design features keep Casper Mattresses watertight:

  • the microscopic porous mattress foam
  • the Casper Mattress Protector which is a waterproof coating layered over the mattress foam
Casper Mattress is Waterproof


You can sit or rest assured that your Casper mattress is spill-proof courtesy of the microscopic pores which prevent soaking up in case of liquid spills. This also makes for easy convenient cleaning and maintenance.

Snug fit

All the Casper Mattress brands (Casper Mattress, Casper Essential, Casper Wave) are formed with thick dense foam, whose dimensions are as follows:

  • Casper Mattress: 10-inch thick, 5 layers of mattress foam
  • Casper Essential Mattress: 5-inchthick, 4 layers of mattress foam
  • Casper Wave Mattress: 5-inch thick, 3 layers of mattress foam

Carefully designed with a hybrid mattress foam for a snug fit with spinal support and alignment, Casper mattresses are made to sleep and stay cool with open-cell memory foam technology.

Multiple Layers of Mattress Foam:

Image: Multiple Layer Casper Mattress Foam. Source:

Comfort Foam Mattress Topper of the Casper Mattress

The top Casper mattress cover facilitates for mattress’ cooling effect, its soft bounce and full body support whilst protecting the mattress memory foam for long-lasting use. It boasts a handmade customized design, fully dressed and sewn by hand, complete with a zipper for slipping it on and off. It aptly and beautifully complements your bedroom decor, you could easily get away with an unmade bed without the accompanying distractions…

High-Density Memory Foam Layer

Layered beneath the porous Casper mattress topper is the high-density memory foam. This provides superior level of comfort and contouring for your body’s curvature, as well as support and relief for your body pressure points, spine and joints.

Transition Foam Layer

Sleeping on a Casper mattress confirms that its comfort goes deeper than the top layers into the third Transition layer which is designed to ensure even weight distribution and firm support. You won’t have to wake up feeling like a log (but Casper-certainly slept like one!). Feel free to slump, sink and spread your body weight all over your Casper mattress, you will wake up in one piece, rejuvenated and well-rested. With Zoned SupportTM, there’s no telling that snoozing your alarm ring may not be necessary, at least not until you catch your 40 winks, only to arise feeling like you got up from a slumber vacation.

Support Foam Layer

The fourth layer forms the base mattress foam of the Casper Wave and the Casper Mattress brands. (The Casper Essential has 3 layers of mattress foam, but is amply thick, comfortable and supportive.)


Casper mattresses are heavy-duty and heavy-wearing, meticulously designed to remain firm and bouncy without forming dents or valleys. You’re guaranteed that it will remain flatly in shape and be adequately supportive throughout the lifetime of the the mattress, for as long as you use it. A flat firm mattress placement is highly recommended to ensure this, with mattress turning and rotation at least every six months to even out your usage. Unlike certain other cheap mattresses, Casper mattresses can weigh as much as 140 lbs depending on the size.

Image: Heavy-Duty Casper Mattress Foam. Source:

Casper vs Essential vs Wave Mattress Weight Comparison

Casper Mattresses - Types & Sizes

TypeCasper Mattress
Casper Essential Mattress
Casper Wave Mattress
Twin Size
44 lb. (39 in. x 75 in. x 10 in.)
44 lb. (75 in. x 39 in. x 8.5 in.)
63 lb. (39 in. x 75 in. x 11.5 in.)
Twin XL
46 lb. (39 in. x 80 in. x 10 in.)
46 lb. (39 in. x 80 in. x 8.5 in.)
68 lb. (39 in. x 80 in. x 11.5 in.)
Full Size
60 lb. (54 in. x 75 In. x 10 in.)
56 lb. (54 in. x 75 in. x 8.5 in.)
91 lb. (54 in. x 75 in. x 11.5 in.)
Queen Size
71 lb. (60 in. x 80 in. x 10 in.)
63 lb. (60 in. x 80 in. x 8.5 in.)
109 lb. (60 in. x 80 in. x 11.5 in.)
King Size
91 lb. (70 in. x 80 in. x 10 in.)
74 lb. (76 in. x 80 in. x 8.5 in.)
141 lb. (76 in. x 80 in. x 11.5 in.)
California King Size
90 lb. (72 in. x 84 in. x 10 in.)
74 lb. (72 in. x 84 in. x 85 in.)
140 lb. (72 in. x 84 in. x 11.5 in.)

Primary Use Mattress

With a non-recompressible unique design, Casper Mattresses are ideal for primary usage as a permanent setup once rolled out from the shipment packaging. Given its firm grip, high-density and heavy-duty form, when not in use, the mattress is best stored by laying it opened or in a flat position.

Casper Mattress Feature Review – 3 Cons of the Casper Bed

Casper Mattress Price

One of the major concerns of the Casper mattress is its price-point. A king-sized Casper mattress can cost >$900. This wouldn’t have been considered that expensive a few years ago. But today, especially with the wide availability of imported mattresses, $900 suddenly seems like a steep price to pay for a mattress. But considering that some other brands of mattresses like Tempur-pedic can be several thousand dollars, the Casper mattress is very reasonably priced.


While we listed the relatively ‘heavy’ weight of the Casper mattress as a plus point, certain individuals prefer more light-weight models better. This is understandable, especially if the mattress will be regularly moved from room to room i.e. in a guest room.

Casper Mattress Warranty

You will have a 10-year warranty for your Casper Mattress and Casper Mattress Cover. The guarantee is limited; only valid for the purposed use of these Casper, Inc. products, and may vary depending on your state (for US-based buyers). We have listed the 10-year limited warranty as a ‘deficiency’ because certain other mattresses, especially latex talalay mattresses, come with a much longer manufacturer’s warranty.

Casper Mattress Comparison

Casper Mattress Brands


Casper Mattress Casper Essential Mattress Casper Wave Mattress
Multi-Layered Mattress Foam (minimum 3 layers):
Memory Foam Mattress Layer
Transition Foam Mattress Layer
Support Foam Mattress Layer
Breathable Mattress Foam
Signature Hybrid Mattress Foam
Open-Cell Mattress Technology
Memory Foam (High-Density) x
Hyper-Targeted SupportTM x x
Zoned SupportTM x
Ergonomic Spine Alignment x
Transition Layer x
Mattress Contouring x x
Hypersensitive Top Mattress Layer x x
Table Source: (2018) | Data Source:

Where to buy Casper Mattresses

You can order your Casper Mattress from any of the following online and/or retail stores:

  • A Casper Sleep Shop close to you
  • Target
  • Amazon

Awards won by Casper

Casper Mattress – Awards
Awarder Award Year Link Description
TIME “Best Inventions” 2015 “The Bed In a Box” – Casper Mattress was awarded by TIME, ranking among the “Top 25 Best Inventions of 2015″ that make life better through smart technology.
FAST COMPANY “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” 2016; 2017 FAST COMPANY honoured the Casper Mattress brand for outstanding achievements in iinovative technology, ranking #9 in 2017 and #36 in 2016.
Business Intelligence Group (BIG) “BIG Innovation Awards” 2016 The BIG (Business Intelligence Group) recognized Casper Mattresses for its revolutionary design concepts; ranking among the Top 47 Companies with the “Most Innovative Brand”.
Digiday Awards “Most Innovative Brand” 2016 Casper Mattress company ranked #1 in Digiday’s Awards for its unique marketing and technology strategies and direct B2C sales model.
Table Source: (2018)

Casper Essential Review

Watch this Casper Essential mattress review for now. We have a detailed Casper Essential review elsewhere.

Casper Wave Review

Watch this Casper mattress review to get a basic understanding of the Casper Wave mattress. We have reviewed the Casper Wave in great details elsewhere.

Other Casper Products

  • Casper Sleep System
  • Casper Pillow
  • Casper Down Duvet
  • Casper Supima® Sheets and Pima®Sheets

Casper Mattress Review – Conclusion

In conclusion, the Casper mattress has a ton of positives. Like any normal thing on planet, it’s not perfect and has a few deficiencies. But that is expected of almost any product on planet earth.

Hope our unbiased Casper mattress review was educational and gave you enough to decide whether it’s the right mattress for you or not. Please let us know if you liked it or not and if you want us to include any other info on the Casper mattress.