You can order just about anything online these days. If you need a pair of shoes, just order them. Need a new bike? Order it! Yet there are some products you wouldn’t ever consider ordering without first trying out in person. Things like a couch, a recliner and beds are items you might want to test for comfort before purchasing. That being said, you certainly can order them, and usually much cheaper online than at a retail store, but it would be hard not to worry that you’re spending money on something that might ultimately not fit your comfort standards. This is a conundrum we’ve all been faced with at one point or another.

Recently, we were given the chance to test and review a queen size mattress from Casper. Never heard of Casper? That’s not a surprise. They are a relatively new start-up, but are making waves in the mattress industry and are currently one of the fasting growing consumer brands of all time. What makes Casper so special? It’s simple… Casper mattresses ship to your door via UPS Ground in a box. In that box is a tightly packed mattress, wrapped in plastic and Tyvek. Simply remove the plastic and Tyvek and the mattress springs to life. Pretty cool, huh?!

But is it comfy? That was our initial question too. So we spent the past two months testing our Casper. For this review sleeping-in was required. Today we’re happy to share with you the results of our time spent sleeping with Casper. Here’s what we discovered…

Casper Mattress ReviewKey Features:

  • Cover: Made from premium textiles from the USA and Belgium, the cover is breathable, flexible and resilient. It is hand-sewn in South Carolina and Illinois, and fully removable for easy cleaning.
  • Sleep Surface: 1.5” of a proprietary dunlop latex foam balances a 13ILD load-deflection with an energetic springiness. The open-cell formula keeps you cool in hot months with superior air circulation.
  • Base Support: Combining a softer latex with contouring memory foam and firm base foam, the mattress relieves pressure from the hip and shoulder areas while providing core support.

Tech Specs:

  • Construction & Materials: 3-Layer Foam Construction, Latex Foam, Visco Elastic Memory Foam, Polyurethane Foam, Polyester/Polypropylene Zipper Cover
  • Made in the USA: Designed and manufactured in the U.S.A. with components from Illinois, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, New York City, and one piece from Belgium.
  • Warranty: 10 year
Casper Mattress Review Breakdown

Ordering / Delivery:

Arl6gKDLiFa0gS7Y5l2F0w-MDa_t6EJsEmS5Ey90w2sWhen ordering a Casper mattress you have 6 options to choose from: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King and California King. Starting at $500 and topping out at $950, Casper is an affordable option for renters, first time home buyers or anyone on a budget. Best yet, shipping is FREE.

After choosing your mattress delivery is quick (1 – 5 days). We received our mattress in just four days. In New York City and San Francisco, free same day delivery is available via eco friendly bikes.

The mattress arrives on your doorstep and no signature is required. Depending on which size you choose, the box can be quite hefty. If you’re ordering anything bigger than the Full, we recommend having someone around to help you get the box in the door and ready to open.

Once you have the box in your home, you’re going to want to open it in the biggest space you can find. The box is small compared to the mattress . So give yourself some space. Once you’ve opened the box, the mattress will come out rolled up in Tyvek and plastic. Casper provides you with a nifty tool to cut open the Tyvek and plastic without harming the mattress . After you cut the Tyvek wrapper, the mattress begins to spring to life, sucking in air and taking form. This takes only 30 seconds or so.

CASPER-4-10-14-3369Overall, we were very happy with the entire ordering and delivery process. From point A to point B, it was an easy, hassle free way to find a mattress .

Design:

Designed to conform to your body with minimal “sinkage,” Casper mattresses are built to relieve pressure from the hip and shoulder areas, allowing the contours of your body to be properly supported. The mattress itself is a completely spring-less design, produced from a mixture of memory foam and latex. The top layer of latex is designed to keep you cool, while the memory foam is there to support you while you sleep.

From night one, we found our queen Casper to be very comfortable. Upgrading from a lumpy 8 year old innerspring mattress to the Casper was a delight. We noticed the mattress was softer, quieter and delivered more support.

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One of our favorite Casper features is that the outer fabric that covers the mattress can be removed and machine washed. Now every time we wash the sheets we wash the mattress cover too.

casper memory foamComfort:

Throughout testing (sleeping, napping and other fun stuff) we found our Casper to be truly comfortable. When compared to the innerspring mattress it replaced, we noticed the Casper was much more comfortable overall. The mattress is soft yet supportive. It is also very quite. Making it easy to slip in and out of bed without disturbing your bed-mate when nature calls.

I’ve never really had back problems or anything of that nature, and after testing the Casper for just over two months I still don’t have any issues, which is a win in my book!

If you’re still weary of buying a mattress online and don’t think comfort can come from a mattress in a box, Casper’s got you covered. They offer a 100 night trial period. If you don’t love it, they will pick it up for free and give you a full refund. No questions asked. So far we’ve made it 75 nights and we won’t be taking them up on the offer!

If you’re looking to max-out your Casper comfort and like yourself some one stop shopping, do yourself a favor and look into Casper’s new line of sheets and pillows.  The pillows are dual-layered and engineered to remain supportive, cool and comfy. While the sheets are crafted from the finest cotton fibers in the world. Since they’re cotton they’re strong, soft and durable. The pillows run $75 each and the sheets are an additional $180.

Value:

“Affordable” isn’t a word often associated with the mattress industry, Casper has changed that. With mattresses starting out at just $500 and peaking at $950, Casper mattresses are a true value for anyone looking for a good night’s sleep. Casper also offers a 10 year warranty on all their mattresses. When you consider the ease of ordering/delivery, the comfort and the price – the value of Casper mattresses speak for them self.

Buy Now: $500 – $950 or to learn more, go to: Casper.com

Casper Mattress - Sleep Review
Casper is a total game changer! If you're in the market for a new mattress, Casper is the way to go in our opinion. They have turned the mattress world upside down in the past year offering one of the best values in the business. Never before has a bed been so easy to order, or comfortable to sleep on. With a 100 night trial period and a money back guarantee, we wholeheartedly recommend this mattress to anyone.
Ordering / Delivery10
Design9
Comfort9
Value10
The Good:
  • Fast and easy delivery
  • Comfortable and supportive build
  • Machine wash safe cover
The Not so Good:
  • Casper makes it hard to wake up for work!
9.5Overall Score
Reader Rating: (20 Votes)
7.3

About The Author

Editor-in-Chief

Busted Wallet’s resident testing and review specialist, Josh has a keen eye for all things tech, booze, and sports-related. After working closely with brands such as Nike, The North Face, EA Sports, Beam Global, Burton, HP, Oakley, Sony, Cannondale, Confluence Watersports, Taylormade Golf and many others over the past several years he’s grown to become one of the most reliable reviewers in the business.

10 Responses

  1. Steve

    Nice review. I tried the bed but found it a bit too firm. Then I got a Love Bed and its more comfy, had no chemical smell.

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  2. Els

    This is ideal for our rv. One typo note…I believe you meant “wary,” not “weary.”

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  3. Kat

    We’ve had our Casper king mattress for about one year now. It replaced a sleep number bed that was about 10 years old and that we could no longer adjust for comfort, no matter what we did. So that being said, the Casper is fairly firm and seems more comfortable when sleeping on your stomach or back. There is no movement when your bed partner moves around or gets out of bed, which is a huge plus. I was amazed at the comment about washing the mattress cover everytime the sheets were washed. Either the sheets aren’t washed that often or you’ve got 4 people to help with the process, because there is no way we could do that with our king mattress. It’s very heavy and hard to move once it’s on the platform. We had to move the mattress upstairs while bedroom remodeling was done, and it took 3 people to move it—there are no hand straps on the side of the mattress, which would make it much easier to move. We also put a dust mite cover on the mattress, and it took more than a half-hour to do that because of the weight of the mattress and how hard it is to move with no hand holds.

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  4. Joe

    Have you still been sleeping on it? Do you still have the same feelings about it that you did when you wrote this?

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  5. James Fox

    Good review. Although I don’t have a Casper mattress of my own, I may be investing soon. The price seems pretty reasonable.

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  6. Jenna

    The Casper Mattress looks very comfortable. I see that they now offer pillows and sheets as well.

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  7. ashley

    Hi – just wondering if you put the cover in the dryer after you wash it? It says to dry-clean or hand wash only on the label…

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  8. Jenna J.

    Hey Josh, You really cleared up a lot of things for me. It’s really hard to find proper info about mattresses that isn’t just some commercially sponsored blurb. If you have a recommendation for pillows, I’d be willing to listen to that as well.

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  9. Stephen May

    Thanks for the write up Josh, I’ve been testing the Casper mattress for a few months now and absolutely love it! I haven’t checked out their pillows yet though.

    Thanks again!

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