Casper started in 2013 and quickly became one of the biggest names in the bed in a box market. While casper bed has begun to partner with retail stores, most recently Target (where you can try the mattress out in person), the company remains one of the most popular online mattress companies.
Casper has grown and they now offers a wide range of sleep products including bed frames, sheets and pillows. This review focuses on the flagship Casper mattress, but the company also makes the Casper Wave and Casper Essential, which come in at different price points and with differing constructions and features.
Casper is an all foam mattress, consisting of four layers and totalling 10 inches in height. When looking at the construction of the mattress it looks to me that Casper is looking to provide people with the pressure relief of memory foam, but the bounce and cooling benefits of latex-like foam.
Cover – The cover is 100% polyester and has a soft feel to it, as well as some thickness, which provides a bit of a cozy feeling. The cover snapped back into place quickly when I grabbed and pulled on it, meaning that you won’t have to worry about it bunching up when you move around and adjust positions on the mattress. I also found the cover to be pretty breathable, allowing air to flow through the mattress, which will help the sleeper stay cool.
Comfort Layer – The comfort layer of the Casper mattress is 1.5 inches of their proprietary response foam. This foam is pretty soft to provide comfort to the sleeper and is a bit like a latex foam, meaning it provides a quick response to pressure and gives the mattress some bounce. Also, like latex, this layer helps with cooling of the mattress to defend against sleeping too hot.
Memory Foam – Below the comfort layer is 1.5” of memory foam with a 4 lb density. This layer has a slow response to pressure and provides pressure relief for those that push through the comfort layer of foam. By placing the memory foam layer beneath the response foam, the Casper mattress should provide pressure relief without the feeling of being stuck that memory foam can cause. Another advantage of placing the memory foam underneath the response foam is that it defends against sleeping too hot, as memory foam has a reputation for trapping body heat.