Zenhaven and Purple are two popular mattresses that have seen great success selling direct to consumers online. There are some similarities and a lot of differences between the two mattresses. I’ll go over in this article the key points you should know if you are deciding between the two mattresses.
- Similar business model
- Both use quality, durable materials
- Both are bouncy/very resilient
- Both are very breathable / don’t sleep hot
- Zenhaven uses all-natural talalay latex throughout the mattress; Purple uses a combination of hyper-elastic polymer and polyfoam
- Purple is $999 for a Queen with free shipping; Zenhaven is $1,899 for a Queen and you pay a shipping fee
- Zenhaven is bouncier than the Purple, even though both are very responsive
- Zenhaven is almost 100% organic
- Purple isolates motion better
Zenhaven Construction Takeaways
- One thing that is pretty cool about the Zenhaven is that it is flippable. It has two firmness levels in one. If you think one side is too firm or soft, you can always try flipping the mattress to see if the other side is a better fit for you. This maximizes the chances that you’ll get the right firmness level for you.
- The Zenhaven is made of all-natural talalay latex throughout the mattress. It’s not technically 100% organic, but it is as close as you can get to it without being 100% organic. The natural latex is a very durable materials, so this mattress should last you a very long time. The latex is very heavy and also very bouncy, so that’s something to note as well.
- The Zenhaven has a zoned construction. This basically means you get more support in the middle part of the mattress where you need it the most. This enhances overall support and makes the mattress even more durable.
Purple Construction Takeaways
- Purple’s comfort layer has a unique material called hyper-elastic polymer gel. It is a supportive material until enough pressure is applied. At that point, the gel collapses. It’s set up in a grid system. You get pressure relief where you need it and support where you need it.
- I described the gel as firm yet pressure-relieving at the same time. It’s certainly a unique feel. The gel is highly durable and breathable as well.
- The support layer is high-density polyfoam. It’s a quality, durable material as well.
You Might Want To Pick Zenhaven If:
- You Want A More Natural Product– Zenhaven is as all-natural as you can get without being technically 100% organic. If you are looking for more natural materials, Zenhaven is definitely the way to go.
- You Aren’t Sure Which Firmness Level You Want– Zenhaven has two firmness levels in one, meaning you maximize the chances of getting the right one for you. If you just aren’t sure what type of firmness you might want, Zenhaven could be the best choice.
- You View The Purchase As A Long-Term Investment– The natural latex used throughout the Zenhaven is extremely durable. This means you can have your mattress in fine shape for a very long period of time.
You Might Want To Pick Purple If:
- Motion Isolation Is A Key Issue For You– Because of the grid system in Purple’s comfort layer, barely any motion transfers from one part of the bed to another. This is really great if you sleep with a partner.
- You Are A Side Sleeper– Pressure relief is probably the most notable aspect of the Purple mattress. That makes the mattress especially good for side sleepers, who need pressure relief on their shoulders and hips.
- You Are On A Budget– Zenhaven uses natural materials which are expensive to source. As a result, their mattress is priced much higher than the Purple. If you are on a budget, Purple may be the way to go here.
Which Should You Pick?
Both are two of the best mattresses and have great reviews from customers so far. There are, however, some key differences between them. Take a look at what I’ve written and reflect on what you value the most in a mattress, and from there the choice should be more clear.
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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