Casper has made some changes to its design since its initial launch. This review reflects the very latest version of the mattress.
At this point, there have been countless new companies that have entered the space and tried to dethrone Casper as the king of the online mattress industry. However even with crazy mattress competition, Casper has still managed to stand apart in my mind as a top mattress in the industry, and has ended up being one of my very favorite mattresses on the market (which for a guy who has tried 70+ mattresses over the last few years, is saying something).
Though it’s not necessarily the right choice for every mattress shopper, Casper is definitely worth a strong look if you’re looking for a new mattress.
The table below shows you the current prices for each of Casper’s sizes. They did raise their prices, so it’s a little bit more expensive now than it used to be.
|Twin||39” x 75" x 10"||$550|
|Twin Long||39” x 80” x 10"||$600|
|Full||54” x 75” x 10"||$800|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 10"||$950|
|King||76” x 80" x 10"||$1,150|
|Cal King||72” x 84” x 10"||$1,150|
The video below gives a good visual overview of the different layers and specs of the mattress. Here is also a quick overview of the different layers:
Casper says one of the best ways to care for your mattress is to take preventative measures to avoid spills, stains and other potential damage.
Here are some tips Casper provides to caring for your mattress:
Note that the mattress is not designed to be flipped / turned upside down.
The video below shows off the general feel of the Casper. You can see that there is a good amount of bounce to the mattress. It’s not as bouncy as a pure latex mattress but it is quite resilient. You can also see that the mattress is just slightly firmer than average.
The video below shows how well the Casper does with motion isolation. As you can see, it does perform pretty well, making it a good option for couples who are worried about being disturbed by their partner’s movements in bed.
Bottom line: treat your mattress well and read the mattress warranty so you know exactly what is covered and not covered.
The Casper mattress comes with a 100-night trial. The trial starts the day you receive the mattress.
This trial period is a part of Casper’s return policy. If you decide to return the mattress you need to contact the folks at Casper directly. They will work with you to arrange a time to pick it up and refund you in full.
Casper won’t resell your mattress, so they may connect you with a recycler or someone who can take the mattress away or donate it to charity, as opposed to bringing it back to the company.
Do not try to squish the mattress back in its original box and packaging. Just remove the bed linens and try to make it easy for the couriers to retrieve if possible.
Exchanges are available for all Casper products during the 100-day trial as well . If you want to exchange the mattress, you can send Casper an email.
The mattress will work with all standard foundations (including adjustable bases), just make sure you have as much direct support under the mattress as possible. Not supporting your mattress properly may void your warranty. You can even use the Casper on the floor if you have to.
According to Casper, the best option for the mattress is to have it on the Casper foundation and metal bed frame. However, a wooden slatted or platform bed will offer good support as well (as long as the slats aren’t too far apart).
If you already have a boxspring or foundation and you don’t want to buy something else, Casper suggests you get a bunkie board (a thin platform that adds support) for the space between the mattress and box spring.
In Casper’s words: the firmer, the flatter, the better.
The video below shows that the mattress works just fine with an adjustable base.
As with any foam mattress, the edge support isn’t that great. The picture below shows off what it looks like when I sit on the very edge of the mattress. You can still use most the sleeping surface of the mattress, but you may need to go with an innerspring mattress if edge support is a big factor for you (and it’s not for most people).
Shipping and returns are free of cost for customers. They will ship to the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
Regardless of size, all Casper mattresses ship in their standard box of 19” x 19” x 42”. The total weight of the box ranges from 44 pounds to 110 pounds.
If you are in the United States, UPS will deliver your mattress from a warehouse partner.
Casper gives options to dispose of your older mattress if you live in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose, and Seattle.
You will need to unbox and set up the mattress yourself unless you live in n New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco, in which you have the option of using Casper’s White Glove Service.
Once you get wrapping off the mattress, it should inflate very quickly. Give it 24 hours to fully inflate.
The White Glove courier will deliver your mattress at a preferred time, unboxed it and remove any extra packaging you may have. They may also be able to remove your old mattress.
The table below shows the weight of every size of the Casper, with just the mattress and also including the weight of the box.
|Sizes||Weight (Just Mattress)||Weight Including Box|
|Twin||55 lbs.||64 lbs.|
|Twin Long||57 lbs.||66 lbs.|
|Full||72 lbs.||81 lbs.|
|Queen||83 lbs.||92 lbs.|
|King||103 lbs.||112 lbs.|
|Cal King||104 lbs.||113 lbs.|
Casper claims there is no weight limit and hasn’t tested any weight where the mattress doesn’t stop providing support. If you are over 350 lbs., however, I would recommend finding a mattress specifically catered to higher weight people.
Like really any other foam mattress that arrives in a box, there will be a slight chemical smell/odor when you first unbox the Casper (commonly called “off-gassing”). This is completely normal and nothing to worry about at all. You will want to let it air out initially and then the smell should be completely gone within 48-72 hours.
In my experience, the mattress did not sleep hot. This is mainly because the memory foam layer is not on top. There are probably other mattresses out there that do an even better job of sleeping temperature-neutral, but I think in the case of Casper, most people will not have any issues with sleeping hot.
The foams used in the Casper are Certi-PUR certified. That means there are no toxic or harmful chemicals used in the construction of the mattress. If you want something that is organic, you would have to go with a natural latex mattress, but those are going to be much pricier.
The Casper does use quality materials that should be durable for the long haul. It is on par or ahead longevity-wise with the leading bed-in-a-box options. You can definitely find mattresses that are significantly more expensive that may last longer, but I suspect the durability / life span of the Casper will still be solid, especially given the price.
Like many other online-only companies, Casper uses Affirm to provide a financing option to consumers. Interest rates can be as low as literally 0% APR. The payments are spread across six months. So, for example, if you buy a mattress for $950, you would have six monthly payments of $158.33. This is a great option for people who are strapped for cash and want to spread out a big payment over several months.
Most people are just going to want to buy the mattress online, either through their website or through Amazon. You are also able to go to over 70+ locations of West Elm and find the Casper available for sale there too. As of recently, Target just announced a major partnership with Casper where they will sell all of Casper’s products in a large number of their stores too. Overall, you have a lot of options if you want to buy the Casper mattress.
When rating the Casper mattress, I tried just focus as much on the materials, my personal sleeping experience, and the overall value. In my mind it really stands apart in terms of comfort – definitely a top choice of latex-like mattress feels on the market. With the reasonable price tag and great company reputation, I think Casper is a great option for a lot of shoppers.
This post was last updated on July 12th, 2017 at 4:31 pm
Joe has been working in the mattress industry for a number of years and is an active reviewer on Mattress Clarity.