When I found out they would be releasing the Casper Hybrid mattress, I was very excited to see how it would compare to the original Casper mattress. Instead of support foam, the Hybrid features supportive pocketed coils.
Is this an improvement on the original? Read on for my full review.
You Might Want To Pick The Casper Hybrid If …
- You are a back or side sleeper. The zoned construction gives the Casper Hybrid a nice balance of comfort and support. Because of this, it is comfortable enough for side sleeping and supportive enough for back sleeping. The mattress feels softer when you are on your side and more supportive when you’re on your back.
- You are looking for a long-term investment. The coils in the Casper Hybrid add a level of durability to the mattress. This means the mattress should be able to stand up to more use and be longer-lasting. While the coils make the mattress cost more up front, it is a good, long-term investment.
- You are a hot sleeper. If you often sleep hot, the Casper could be a good option for you. While memory foam has been known to trap heat, the coils promote air flow throughout the mattress so you shouldn’t be overheating.
You Might Not Want To Pick The Casper Hybrid If …
- You like a firmer mattress. The Casper Hybrid felt about average in terms of firmness, perhaps softer-than-average. If you like the feeling of a firm mattress, this mattress might be too soft for you.
- You are a stomach sleeper. If you sleep primarily on your stomach, the Casper Hybrid might not be the best choice for you. Even with the zoned construction, it doesn’t offer the best support when you are on your stomach. Stomach sleepers might want to find a firmer mattress.
- You want a more affordable mattress. While the Casper Hybrid has a lot to offer, the addition of coils does push the price up somewhat. If you want to spend less, it’s possible to find more affordable, all-foam mattress with similar qualities.
- The mattress is 12” tall.
- The cover is thin and made of polyester.
- The first layer is 1.5” of soft, latex-like comfort foam.
- The second layer is 1.5” of faster responding memory foam.
- Then, there is 1.5” of a zoned transition layer.
- Next, there are 7” of supportive pocketed coils.
- The coils are firmer toward the edge for enhanced edge support.
- Finally, there is a foam layer where the coils can rest.
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- The coils are very durable. Adding them to the Casper mattress makes it more durable. This means it should be longer-lasting and a better long-term investment.
- The pocketed coils also allow for air to flow through the mattress. This means the Casper Hybrid is a more breathable mattress and should be a decent option for hot sleepers.
- The zoned transition layer is firmer toward the center of the mattress. Because of this design, the mattress feels firmer when you are on your back and stomach. At the same time, the mattress feels softer when you are on your side.
- The coils and zoned construction mean this should be a supportive mattress, especially for back sleepers.
- The thick comfort layer and zoned construction also make this a good match for side sleepers. The transition layer is softer under the shoulders, so that plus the soft comfort layers should relieve pressure very well.
How Does The Casper Hybrid Compare To The Original Casper?
In comparing the Casper Hybrid to the original Casper, the main difference is the addition of coils. In the Hybrid, the support foam is replaced with pocketed coils. After trying out both mattresses, I can say the coils improve the mattress in a number of ways:
- The coils make the mattress bouncier than the original Casper. While it is easy to move around on the original, the Hybrid has even more bounce and responsiveness.
- The coils help make the Hybrid more durable. The high-grade, pocketed coils are a very durable material, so the Hybrid should last longer than the original.
- The Hybrid should sleep cooler than the original Casper. The pocketed coils promote airflow throughout the mattress, so you shouldn’t overheat.
- The Hybrid is more supportive than the original Casper mattress. They both feature zoned construction, but the pocketed coils add another level of support.
I found the Hybrid to be superior to the original. The main question is whether or not you want to spend the extra money. The coils and new design bring with them a higher price point. The original Casper is still a very high-quality mattress, so just think about whether the Hybrid is worth the investment for you.
How Does The Casper Hybrid Compare To Other Hybrids?
It’s easy to show the differences between the original Casper and the Casper Hybrid. But how does the Casper Hybrid stand out from other hybrid mattresses?
First off, I feel better side sleeping on the Casper Hybrid than on any other hybrid. The top layers are so soft, and the zoned construction provides excellent pressure relief on my shoulders. Side sleepers should definitely consider the Casper Hybrid.
Second, the zoned construction offers a fantastic balance of comfort and support, better than what I have felt on other hybrids. The mattress is supportive for back sleepers and comfortable for side sleepers.
If you want a hybrid and change positions while you sleep, the Casper Hybrid should be a great option for you.
In terms of firmness, the Casper Hybrid feels close to a 6/10, or a bit softer than average. The comfort layer is quite thick, and then you get down to the transition layer and support layer beneath that.
Here’s how I felt in different sleeping positions:
- Lying on my back, I feel good. The coils are very supportive and the comfort layer allows my hips to sink in. I also feel the zoned support on my lumbar area.
- While side sleeping, I feel very nice pressure relief. The mattress is softer under my shoulder so I feel especially great pressure relief there.
- Moving to my stomach, the mattress is a bit too soft for me. Even with the zoned support, I am not getting the required support on my hips.
Overall, the mattress has a neutral foam feel. The top layer is latex-like and very responsive. Paired with the coils, it gives the Hybrid a bouncy feel as well. This makes it very easy to move around on the Casper Hybrid.
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If you’re looking for a couples mattress, it is always important to think about how well your mattress handles motion transfer. Will you feel every movement your partner makes, or will you be sleeping soundly?
To test out the motion transfer on the Casper Hybrid, I first placed a glass of water on the mattress. When I pressed into the surrounding area, I saw barely any disturbance.
Next, I laid down while Marten moved around on the other side of the Casper Hybrid. I barely felt his movements transfer over to me.
All in all, the Casper Hybrid should be a great mattress for couples.
If you do want a mattress for you and your partner, you should also consider how much of the mattress you can really utilize. Can you sit or lie down near the edge of the mattress, or will you feel like you’re going to roll off?
The Casper Hybrid actually features enhanced edge support. This means the coils are firmer toward the edge of the mattress.
Because of this, I feel very secure while sitting near the edge of the mattress. In addition, when I lie down, I don’t feel like I am going to roll off the mattress.
I would say the Casper Hybrid has good edge support. You can see it in the photo below.
Marten is a staff writer for us. He has a much different body type than me: He is 6’7″ and weighs about 230 lb; I am 5’9″ and 160 lb. Here is what he thought about the mattress:
While Joe said it was a 6/10, I thought it was closer to a 6.5/10 in terms of firmness. Because of my weight, I am pressing into the mattress and feeling more firmness than Joe did.
While back sleeping on the Casper Hybrid, I feel great. The mattress contours to the curves of my body. I feel the zoned construction supporting my lumbar area. Also, my hips sink in just the right amount.
Moving to my side, I feel good pressure relief. The zoned construction makes it so the mattress is softer under my shoulders and hips, so I feel nice pressure relief there.
When I move to my stomach, the zoned construction keeps my hips from sinking in too far, which would take my spine out of alignment. I feel well supported on my stomach.
If you are a heavier person like me, the Casper could be a good option, no matter which position you sleep in.
Marten and I agreed that the mattress is a great option for back and sleepers. However, I was a little surprised that he felt enough support when stomach sleeping.
Unboxing This Mattress
The Casper Hybrid is a bed-in-a-box mattress, which means it will come compressed and shipped straight to you.
You will want to begin by removing the rolled up Casper Hybrid mattress from its box. Then, preferably with another person’s assistance, position the roll on your bed.
Carefully cut away the first layers of plastic until the still-compact mattress can be laid down flat. Then, pierce through the final layer of plastic and the Casper Hybrid will expand.
Simply clear away the excess plastic and allow your mattress to breathe and fully expand.
What Makes The Casper Hybrid Stand Out?
- The Casper Hybrid provides a great balance of comfort and support. The comfort layer is thick and soft, while the coils are very supportive.
- The mattress should be a great option for back and side sleepers.
- The coils add some durability to the Casper Hybrid. This should be a solid, long-term investment.
- This is also a very breathable mattress. The coils promote airflow throughout the mattress, keeping the mattress from trapping too much heat.
The Casper Hybrid is a clear improvement over the original. While I still enjoy the original Casper, the Hybrid is more supportive, comfortable, and durable.
Back sleepers, side sleepers, and hot sleepers should take a look at the Casper Hybrid. However, stomach sleepers or people who want to save some money might want to look elsewhere.
The Casper Hybrid comes with free shipping and returns and a 10-year Limited Warranty. Financing is also available.
Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.
He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.
Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.
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