Shopping for mattresses, there are numerous options to choose from. A good way to narrow down the playing field is to look at some of the most popular brands, brands like Casper and Tuft and Needle.
The Casper and Tuft and Needle are two of the best-selling bed in a box mattresses, and we have enjoyed our experiences with both. To find our which one should people choose, read on for our full Casper vs Tuft and Needle mattress comparison!
Casper Vs Tuft And Needle Mattress Overview
The Casper and Tuft and Needle are all-foam mattresses with some interesting designs and components. The Casper features a proprietary Zoned Support system that is meant to offer support and comfort for all three sleeping positions. In fact, Casper was named one of the best bed-in-a-box mattresses!
Tuft and Needle boasts a proprietary Adaptive Foam that is both responsive and breathable. We named it one of the best mattresses for kids.
There is a lot to like about the Casper and Tuft and Needle mattresses, but they are a better fit for different kinds of people with different preferences:
Who Should Choose The Casper?
- Larger people and those who require a more supportive mattress
- Combination sleepers and those who switch positions at night
- Those who want a more deluxe, advanced mattress with extra features
Who Should Choose The Tuft And Needle?
- Those who are looking for a more affordable, value mattress
- Parents who need a mattress for their child or teenager
- Lightweight adults who don’t require as much support or comfort
Casper Vs. Tuft And Needle Mattress Video Comparison
We compared the Casper and Tuft and Needle mattresses in an in-depth video. Watch the video to see how the Casper and Tuft and Needle mattresses look in action!
Similarities Between The Casper And Tuft And Needle
While the Casper and Tuft and Needle have their fair share of differences, there is still some notable crossover between the two mattresses:
- The Casper and Tuft and Needle are two popular, best-selling bed in a box mattresses.
- They are both all-foam mattresses that do not feature coils.
- The Casper and Tuft and Needle feature similar base foam layers.
- Both of these mattresses boast a responsive, balanced foam feel.
Read the full Casper mattress review
Differences Between The Casper And Tuft And Needle
Now, let’s take a look at the major differences between the Casper and Tuft and Needle:
- The Tuft and Needle is more affordable than the Casper.
- The Casper and Tuft and Needle feature some different materials in their design.
- The Casper mattress features more layers than the Tuft and Needle.
- The Casper features a zoned construction, while the Tuft and Needle mattress does not.
- There are some firmness differences – for us, the Tuft and Needle is a softer mattress than the Casper.
Read the full Tuft and Needle mattress review
Firmness And Feel Differences
As stated above, there are some firmness differences between the Casper and Tuft and Needle. We will now go into greater detail about how firm these mattresses are and how it feels to sleep on the Casper and Tuft and Needle.
How Firm Are The Casper And Tuft And Needle Mattresses?
In our experience, the Casper had a firmness of 7/10, just firmer-than-average. We do want to mention again that the Casper features a zoned construction. Because of this, the Casper will feel firmer and more supportive when people are back sleeping and stomach sleeping and more pressure relieving when they are side sleeping.
For us, the Tuft and Needle felt like a 6.5/10, about medium in terms of firmness. The top layer of Adaptive Foam is soft and not too thin but, when combined with the firmer support layer, it comes out to medium firmness.
With both of the Casper and Tuft and Needle, the firmness is going to depend greatly on the size and weight of the person sleeping on them. Larger people might press further into these mattresses and think they are firmer, and lighter people might not press in so far and could feel like they are softer.
Sleeping On The Casper And Tuft And Needle Mattresses
Starting off back sleeping on the Casper mattress, we feel like it is a great match. The top layer of polyfoam conforms to the curves of our body and the base foam layer supports us beneath that. Also, we can feel the Zoned Support layer pressing up into our lumbar area and supporting us there.
Side sleeping, the Casper is also a decent match as we don’t feel too much pressure on our shoulders and hips. Because of the zoning, the mattress is actually softer under our shoulders and helps relieve pressure there.
Stomach sleeping on the Casper, we don’t feel like our hips are sinking in extremely far. The firmer center zone is providing a good amount of extra support and helps keep us in alignment.
Back sleeping, the Tuft and Needle is not quite as supportive as the Casper. We are missing the zoned construction of the Casper, and we could use some better lumbar support.
Side sleeping, we sink into the Adaptive Foam layer and feel some excellent pressure relief on our shoulders and hips. However, as we will discuss below, this might not feel the same for larger people.
Stomach sleeping, the Tuft and Needle was not supportive enough for us and we could feel our hips bow into the mattress somewhat. We do need a firmer mattress that is more supportive when we are sleeping in this position.
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What Do The Casper And Tuft And Needle Mattresses Feel Like?
The Casper and Tuft and Needle both feature a responsive foam feel. The polyfoam on top of the Casper and the Adaptive Foam found in the Tuft and Needle are soft but have a good deal of bounce. This makes it easy to move around and reposition on both the Casper and Tuft and Needle.
However, the Casper’s Zoned Support does make it feel a bit different than the Tuft and Needle. The Casper will feel firmer or softer depending on someone’s sleeping position, but the Tuft and Needle has more of a uniform firmness and feel.
For another responsive mattress comparison, read our Amerisleep vs. Tuft & Needle review.
Average Weight Sleepers – 130 lbs – 230 lbs
Average weight back sleepers will prefer back sleeping on the Casper mattress, and they will feel better lumbar support. Side sleeping, average weight sleepers could find both mattresses to be a good match, and they should get the pressure relief they need. Stomach sleeping, average weight sleepers will prefer the firmer, more supportive Casper mattress.
Heavyweight Sleepers – Over 230 lbs
Larger sleepers should prefer the Casper mattress in all three sleeping positions. Back sleeping, they will not get enough support on the Tuft and Needle, but this shouldn’t be as much of an issue on the Casper. That being said, larger back sleepers still might want to find a mattress with coils such as the Casper Wave Hybrid or Nova Hybrid.
Side sleeping, larger people will feel some serious pressure on both mattresses. They will want to choose a mattress with a much thicker comfort layer that will properly relieve pressure on their shoulders and hips.
Stomach sleeping, larger people will feel better support on the Casper mattress, but they will most likely want to pick a firmer more supportive mattress. Even with its zoned construction, the Casper might not offer enough support for larger stomach sleepers.
Lightweight Sleepers – Under 130 lbs
Lighter sleepers should feel like both mattresses are a good fit for them. Back sleeping, they will get enough support on both mattresses and, side sleeping, they will feel good pressure relief on both. Stomach sleeping, the Casper will be better, but much lighter stomach sleepers should still feel enough support on the Tuft and Needle.
The Tuft and Needle is significantly more affordable than the Casper, so lightweight sleepers can save some money by going with the more streamlined, value option.
Mattress Construction Differences
Now, we will look at the construction of the Casper and Tuft and Needle mattresses. We will start on top and go layer by layer, explaining what the materials are and how they work.
The Casper features a soft breathable cover that is made from recycled materials, and the Tuft and Needle features a thinner cover that is even more breathable.
On top of the Casper, there is a layer of responsive polyfoam that features something called AirScape technology. This means the material is breathable and even has ventilated holes to help promote airflow through the top of the mattress.
Below that, there is a layer of memory foam with Zoned Support. The center of this layer is firmer than the top and bottom and is designed to offer more support or pressure relief depending on someone’s sleeping position.
The Tuft and Needle features a layer of Adaptive Foam right on top. This is a soft, responsive material that shouldn’t make sleepers feel stuck in the mattress. It also contains graphite and gel infusions to help with cooling and keep the mattress from trapping too much heat.
The Casper and Tuft and Needle both feature base foam in their support layers.
The Casper mattress is 11″ tall and the Tuft and Needle is 10″ tall.
Casper Vs Tuft And Needle Performance Differences
We put the Casper and Tuft and Needle mattresses to the test! See how the two mattresses performed in regard to motion transfer, cooling, and durability.
Sleeping Hot Or Cold
The Casper and Tuft and Needle are both all-foam mattresses, so they are nowhere near as breathable as a hybrid or innerspring mattress. That being said, they both feature cooling components such as AirScape technology and gel and graphite infusions. For all-foam mattresses, the Casper and Tuft and Needle should sleep relatively cool.
Those who want the breathability and airflow of coils should consider one of the best innerspring mattresses.
Between these two mattresses, the Casper should handle motion transfer better than the Tuft and Needle. That is because the Casper features memory foam in its second layer, and this material is classically very effective at isolating motion. Those who need the best mattress for couples might want to set their sights on the Casper.
The Casper has better edge support than the Tuft and Needle – sitting and lying down near the edge of the Casper, we don’t feel like we are going to fall off. Sitting and lying down near the edge of the Tuft and Needle, we don’t feel as secure as we do on the Casper.
The Casper is a thicker, more complex mattress that, based on this construction, should last for a number of years. The Tuft and Needle is a simpler mattress and does not appear as it will last for as long as the Casper.
The Casper and Tuft and Needle mattresses both arrived at our house in a cardboard box. Opening up and unwrapping the mattresses, we did notice some initial off-gassing. This chemical smell is quite normal for bed in a box mattresses and, after 48 hours, it completely dissipated.
Moving around on the Casper and Tuft and Needle mattresses, we hear barely any noise. Neither of them features coils in their design, and coils are one of the noisier mattress materials.
Both the Casper and Tuft and Needle should be good mattresses for sex. They are both responsive mattresses with a balanced foam feel and will make it easier for sexual partners to move around and reposition.
The Casper and Tuft and Needle mattresses come with a 100-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty.
Casper And Tuft And Needle Mattress FAQs
Now, we would like to answer some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Casper and Tuft and Needle mattresses.
Which is better, the Casper or Tuft and Needle mattress?
We would not say that one of these mattresses is better than the other, but they are better for different types of sleepers. On one hand, the Casper is a better option for larger people, combination sleepers, and those who want a more advanced mattress. On the other, the Tuft and Needle is better for lightweight sleepers and those who want to spend much less on a mattress.
Which mattress sleeps cooler, the Casper or Tuft and Needle?
The Casper and Tuft and Needle should be about even in terms of cooling and breathability. They are both all-foam mattresses, but they each feature cooling technology to help with heat dissipation.
Which mattress is more affordable, the Casper or the Tuft and Needle?
The Tuft and Needle is the more affordable mattress – a Queen-size Tuft and Needle is over $500 less than a Queen-size Casper.