Purple Hybrid Premier Review – Sleep Better With Science?

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The Purple Mattress is hard to miss if someone spends much time online; Purple’s amusing marketing and unique design make them a very hip, talked-about mattress.

I enjoyed my sleep on the original Purple Mattress, and I was interested in what my experience would be with the new Purple Mattresses.

I reviewed the Purple Hybrid Premier 4″ model, and with its extra layers of gel and individually wrapped coils, I can safely say this was one of the most comfortable sleeps I have had. To find out how comfortable the mattress really is, read on for my full Purple Hybrid Premier mattress review.

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The Purple Hybrid Premier 4" is a perfect choice if you are a side sleeper, are looking for a long-term investment, and are a hot sleeper. Get the best deal on your new Purple mattress, plus get a free pillow when you click the button below.

Note: This written review focuses on the Purple Hybrid Premier 4″ but gives good insight into the Hybrid and Hybrid Premier 3″ as well.

The Purple Hybrid Premier Might Work For …

  • Side sleepers. If someone is looking for overall comfort as a side sleeper, this might be a good choice for them – the 4” of patented gel material offers a weightless feeling – even our staff writer Marten, who is much larger than me, had a similar experience sleeping on his side.
  • Those who are looking for a long-term investment. The pocketed coils plus the gel layer make for a very durable, long-lasting mattress; though the price point is high, the Purple Hybrid Premier should be last for many years.
  • Hot sleepers. Because of the grid-like design of the gel layers and pocketed coil system, this mattress has great airflow and promotes temperature neutrality; sleepers shouldn’t be overheating on the mattress.

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The Purple Hybrid Premier Might Not Work For …

  • Those who aren’t looking for a large investment. There is a sizable price jump for each extra inch of gel that one gets (i.e. the jump from the Purple Hybrid to Purple Hybrid Premier 3″ or 4″) – the Queen size Purple Hybrid Premier 4″ is quite expensive with a current cost of $2,999.
  • People who don’t want a unique feel. The Purple Hybrid Premier is truly unlike any mattress I have ever tried; while I found it to be comfortable, it could take people some time to get adjusted to the gel grid.
  • Back or stomach sleepers. The Purple Hybrid Premier 4″ model may be too soft for back or stomach sleepers – they may not get proper support, and their hips may sink in these positions and throw their spine out of alignment. I would suggest the Purple Hybrid or Purple Hybrid Premier 3″ if someone is looking for more support in those areas.
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The Purple Hybrid Premier 4" is a perfect choice if you are a side sleeper, are looking for a long-term investment, and are a hot sleeper. Get the best deal on your new Purple mattress, plus get a free pillow when you click the button below.

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Which Purple Should Customers Pick?

  • Someone who is under 225 lbs and on a budget should choose the original Purple.
  • Back and stomach sleepers who want the extra support of coils should consider the Purple Hybrid or Purple Hybrid Premier 3″ mattress.
  • Combinations sleepers who need extra support should select the Purple Hybrid Premier 3″ model.
  • The Purple Hybrid Premier 4″ model should be the better choice for those who sleep on their side and/or are a bit heavier.

Construction Overview

  • This Purple Hybrid Premier 4″ mattress is 13″ tall.
  • The mattress features 4”of Purple Smart Comfort Grid – this hyper-elastic polymer is supportive until one puts enough pressure onto it.
  • A thin, 0.5″ quick transition foam separates the gel grid from the coil system beneath.
  • The coil system is comprised of 7.5″ of individually wrapped coils – this is a very durable material, giving a layer of support.
  • A polyfoam outer shell reinforces the edge for edge support.
  • The very bottom is 1″ of foundational foam.

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Purple Hybrid Premier 4" - mattress for side sleeping

Construction Takeaways

  • The coil system and the gel grid network allow for good airflow, making this a great choice for hot sleepers – the mattress is almost completely temperature neutral, so people should not be sleeping hot.
  • The gel grid network is designed to be supportive until enough pressure is applied – it is pressure-relieving while still being supportive – it is a unique feel in that regard.
  • Because of the 4” of gel, sleepers are going to have a weightless feeling while sleeping – this is ideal for side sleepers and/or heavier-weight people who might otherwise push down to the lower layers.
  • The gel is also very durable and does not sag the way foam does over time; this gives the Purple Hybrid Premier 4″ a longer life than most foam mattresses, making it a good long-term investment.
  • The difference between the Purple Hybrid Premier 4″, 3″, and Purple Hybrid is how much gel one gets (in inches).

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Firmness/FeelPurple Hybrid Premier 4" mattress firmness rating

The gel grid relieves pressure while still being supportive; it gives way under pressure but is still immediately responsive.

Sleeping on my side, I felt weightless without feeling stuck – I felt little to no pressure on my shoulders, hips, and knees.

Overall, I would say the mattress is a softer than average, around a 5.5 out of 10 on a firmness scale; this makes it a fantastic choice for side sleepers.

Motion Transfer

The individually-wrapped coils together with the gel grid really cut down on motion transfer on the Purple Hybrid Premier 4″ – watching the video below, one can see there was a little bit of side-to-side motion transfer, but overall the isolation is a little bit above average – this is definitely a good option for couples.

Edge Support

The Purple Hybrid Premier 4″ incorporates a polyfoam outer shell to reinforce the edge – this is a solid choice if someone sleeps with a partner or wants to utilize the entire surface area of the mattress – overall, the edge support was above average.

Check out the good edge support in the photo below.

Purple Hybrid Premier 4" mattress edge support

Marten’s Take

Marten is a staff writer for us, and he has a much different body type from 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:

“I am taller and heavier than Joe, but I also found the Purple Hybrid Premier to be extremely comfortable; I too am a side sleeper, and I felt well cushioned by the gel grid.

I sometimes have trouble pushing through the upper layers of mattresses and down to the spring layers, but I didn’t have that experience with the Purple Hybrid Premier 4″ – I felt weightless with little to no pressure on my shoulders, hips, and knees. I would say the mattress was softer-than-average, at 5/10.

Even a larger side sleeper like Marten found the Purple Hybrid Premier 4″ to be comfortable – this confirms that this mattress could be a good match for side sleepers of many body types (and especially heavier-weight sleepers).

What Makes This Mattress Stand Out?

  • It has 4” of the patented gel grid, making people feel weightless while they sleep – it’s definitely one of the most comfortable mattresses out there.
  • The pocketed coils together with the gel grid layer give incredible support, while also relieving pressure on shoulders, hips, and knees.
  • The coils and gel grid allow for great airflow, so people won’t be sleeping hot.
  • This is a very durable mattress and a great choice for those seeking a long-term investment; the combined materials are about as durable as anything else one can find on the market.
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Comfort4.8
Support4.6
Value (Price)4.4
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Motion Transfer4.4
Edge Support4.3
Materials/Durability4.8
Company Reputation4.6
Return Policy/Warranty4.5
Overall Sleep Experience4.6

Overall

The Purple Hybrid Premier 4″ is unlike any mattress I have slept on. The gel technology truly makes for a weightless, unique sleeping experience.

Sleeping on my side, I felt almost no pressure on my shoulders, hips, and knees, but back or side sleepers may find the 4″ to be too soft and could look at the Purple Hybrid or Purple Hybrid Premier 3″. That being said, this is one of the most comfortable mattresses I have slept on.

This mattress is made in the USA and features a 100-night, no-pressure guarantee as well as a 10-year warranty.

FAQs

How much is the Purple Hybrid Premier 4" mattress?

Currently, the mattress ranges in price from $2499 for a Twin XL up to $4998 for a Split King.

Is the Purple Hybrid Premier 4" mattress worth it?

If someone is looking for a durable, comfortable, and innovative mattress, the Purple Hybrid Premier 4″ model is definitely worth it. While it is not as affordable as many other bed-in-a-box mattresses, it should be a longer-lasting mattress that provides excellent pressure relief and support for years to come.

What is the difference between the Purple Hybrid and Purple Hybrid Premier mattresses?

The main difference between the Purple Hybrid and Purple Hybrid Premier 3″ and 4″ models is the amount of gel grid found in the comfort layer. The Purple Hybrid features 2″ of the proprietary material and the Purple Hybrid Premier 3″ and 4″ models contain 3″ and 4″ respectively.

How tall is the Purple Hybrid Premier mattress?

The Purple Hybrid Premier comes in two models: the 3″ and the 4″. The 3″ model is 12″ tall and the 4″ model is 13″ tall.

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Joe Auer

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.