Purple Hybrid Mattress Review | Thicker, More Comfort Grid and Springs!

This post was most recently updated on March 9th, 2022

Today Purple announced the new Purple mattresses! This is an overview of the Purple hybrid mattresses. We sleep on a Purple 4 king size that we’ve had for several years now. If you want to see what we think, check out my review of the new Purple 4 mattress.

If you have the original Purple mattress that doesn’t have springs, then let me warn you: once you know about the new Purple mattresses you’ll likely want to upgrade! They make the original look so plain and basic. The hybrid beds are so much nicer! I may earn a commission when you shop through my link and you may get better sleep.

I got to go to Purple’s headquarters in Alpine Utah to check out the Purple hybrid mattresses. I got a chance to lie down and try each one out. I like #4 best honestly. They’re bouncier than I expected but I will get into the details below…

New Purple Mattress

Purple has not one, but 3 hybrid mattresses. At first I was sure the names of these mattresses were code names, but they are real. The Purple mattress hybrids are ALL THE SAME except for 2 things. The thickness and how many inches there are of the comfort grid – which is the top layer of the mattress.

Purple mattresses are AMAZING. We now have 3 of them, starting 5 years ago when the company started. Here are some things you need to know.
– The comfort grid is flexible and moves/flexes because the top layer is a gel like substance.
– The biggest complaint people have is that it’s too firm. It doesn’t sink in and hug you like memory foam does. My parents have a memory foam topper on their Purple mattress.
– It’s great for bad backs because of the top layer that cradles your pressure points.
– The hybrids (that have springs) are MUCH better quality than the original Purple mattress. They’ve cheapened the material on that one. The cover is thinner and not as much of the gel around the edges. It will wear out faster. They made it shorter and now it’s only 9.25 inches thick when it used to be 9.5 inches thick.
– Give yourself enough time to adjust to your new Purple mattress. It’s not like other mattresses. You sort of feel weightless on it. I took 3 weeks to adjust, but it was worth it.
– All are in the medium firm range but the Hybrid Premier with 4 inches of comfort grid is the softest.

The names of the new mattresses are:
Purple Hybrid (2 inches of purple gel) now called the Purple Hybrid and it’s the most firm. It’s 11 inches thick.
Purple Hybrid Premier 3 (3 inches of purple gel) *most popular now called the Purple Hybrid Premier. It’s medium of the firmness levels and is 12 inches thick. This is the bestseller.

Purple Hybrid Premier 4 (4 inches of purple gel) I call this Double Stuff since it has double the gel that the original has. It’s now called the Purple Hybrid Premier (you choose between the 3 inch or 4 inch version). It’s the softest Purple mattress and is 13 inches thick.

The more thick the gel, the softer the Purple mattress, although remember you won’t sink in and feel that hug like a memory foam mattresses have. I sleep on a 4 inch Purple Hybrid Premier for about 3 years now. Still LOVE IT.

Purple 2 mattress

So far the Purple 3 or Purple Hybrid Premier is most popular, probably because it’s in the middle of the two new Purple hybrid mattresses.

Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress - 4 inch

This is my favorite – the Purple 4. This is the one we have. It’s so cushy and you feel like you’re sort of floating on it, like a cloud. It’s the softest one.

Each Purple bed has a higher profile which is something I hoped for. It was an adjustment to go to a 9.5 inch mattress when our last one was at least 13 inches tall. So we love that the hybrid we have (the Premiere 4) is 13 inches thick!

Purple Hybrid Premier 3

New Purple Mattress Review

Here’s our new Purple mattress review video so you can see our new mattress and what we think of our new bed. As an affiliate we were given a bed to review. I get many new mattresses, that’s normal. But this is the mattress we sleep on for years and plan to continue to sleep on. I love that it doesn’t have any memory foam in it! We also have a video of the mattress delivery on our YouTube channel if you want to see how it comes in a box.

Hybrid Mattresses
The hybrid mattresses are a mix of foam and springs. As with the original, there’s no memory foam. They’re also thicker. They come in a duffle bag, rolled up. It’s amazing how they can get such a high quality thicker mattress into a big duffle bag.

Foam perimeter for better edge support
In the original model, the gel extended end to end. With the new models, there’s a foam border to add more edge support and structural stability. If you sit on the edge of your bed you’ll have more support and your bed will feel bigger because you won’t feel like you might slide off. You can sleep on the edge! Note: I never had an issue with edge support but this is an improvement.

Higher Profile
As mentioned, these beds start at 11 inches, a full 2 inches taller than the original. Purple 3 is 12 inches and Purple 4 is 13 inches.

The new Purple mattresses have springs or pocketed coils inside that are made of 13.75 gauge steel and 2-ply Polypropylene pockets. Also nice that the steel is 95% recycled. Here’s what the  new Purple mattresses look like inside:

New Purple mattress layers

The new Purple beds are heavier but probably not as floppy as the original thanks to the springs. In most cases the weight is double that of the original. The new Purple 4 kings weigh over 200 lbs!! Weightier mattresses are generally higher quality materials and foam than lighter ones. You see these crazy light beds with a queen size under 50 lbs and they’re going to get indents and wear out faster. They’re made of cheaper foam.

Updated Cover
Instead of an all-white cover the new beds have a white top with Purple stitching and gray sides. It has the word Purple sewn in and is thicker than the original mattress cover. You can still feel the grid through it but not as much as the original. The design is totally new and while the cover can zip off, the two tone means you could get a color bleed if you wash it. So if you need to clean the cover they recommend spot treating them. Always get a mattress protector and you should be good. We love Purple’s mattress protector and have one for our Purple mattress.It’s silent, stretchy and easy with elastic all around for an easy fit. Using a mattress protector will extend the life of your mattress and keep spills and stains at bay while extending the life of your mattress.

The most popular Purple Hybrid Premiere 3 inch, starts at $1,999 for a twin XL and a king goes up to $2,799. I was told these beds are selling well at Mattress Firm and that employees claim they could sell them for $1,000 more. So it all depends on what you’re comparing to. If you compare to a regular bed in a box bed you’ll think the prices are crazy high. If you compare to a retail store, you’ll think they’re an incredible value.

It seems like a trend that boxed mattresses are coming out with higher priced models that are similar to prices you’d find in retail stores. Mattress Firm charges about $80 for a return and you have 30 days. So the advantage is no salespeople, comes to your door and you can try your new bed for much longer.

As of right now there is no full size but the rest of the sizes are the same except there’s no full size: twin XL, queen, king and California king. It’s likely Purple will add a full size in the future because they did with the original.

Oh, and there are still raw eggs but no Goldilocks 🙁 – we miss you Mallory Everton!

New Purple Mattresses Sleep Trial and Warranty

100 night trial and 10 year warranty
You can still return your mattress within a 100 day window to try your new Purple mattress. If you’re not a fan, you can return it and get a full refund. They’ll send someone to your home to pick it up for you. I’ve returned Purple products before and it’s a smooth process. They’re great at customer service and rated one of the highest in the industry for customer satisfaction.

It has a 10 year warranty which is meant to address manufacturing problems mostly.

CertiPUR-US certified polyurethane foam – 2.0 density. Again, there is no memory foam which is true to their brand.

Discount Code for New Purple Mattress

Visit the website for the latest Purple Mattress discount or sale. You usually get the best deal buying a bundle, but they run sales throughout the year.

Purple Mattress Financing

The price tag for the new Purple mattress is higher but like the original you can get financing with Affirm. That means you buy now, pay later for Purple. You get an instant approval and your mattress gets shipped to you while you continue to make monthly payments. This makes a mattress more affordable for you because you don’t have to come up with the total amount at once.

Any questions about the Purple Mattress? Ask in the comments.

4 thoughts on “Purple Hybrid Mattress Review | Thicker, More Comfort Grid and Springs!”

  • https://www.docdroid.net/2fNuYfl/purple-innovations-v-honest-reviews-et-al-utdce-17-00138-02881.pdf I am really shocked and appalled that someone who postures themselves as a mommy would put so many children’s and families at risk by continuing to push this dangerous product when you know darn well it’s full of toxic powder. You have the report in your hand and instead of doing the responsible thing, you continue to be more concerned about your affiliate paycheck than children and families. Shame on you. I will be sharing your site with all the mommy blogs and showing them this.

  • Thank you for sharing my post, I appreciate it and your concern for everyone’s health.

    My husband and I sleep on a Purple mattress and we have slept on this product for 2 years. So has our daughter. I have no shortage of free mattress choices – I have more than I could ever use which I keep because I want to review them. If I had a concern I could easily switch out the Purple for something else. But I don’t and haven’t. Not because of money (who cares what I sleep on??) but because I sincerely love the mattress. It’s the only one I can sleep on with my husband and not be woken up at night when he moves around. When we stay at hotels we get separate beds. This was a serious issue that caused a lot of sleep deprivation our whole marriage until we got a Purple. Show me a mattress with the gel stuff that does this as well without the white powder, send it to me and I’ll promote it.

    We have 2 Purple mattresses, a Voila (which I’m also an affiliate of and really like) plus a mattress from Ikea (it seems just fine).

    I’ve read countless reviews from many sites as well as Amazon, the BBB, etc. I’m exposed to Purple mattresses a lot and had their pillow (until I sold it because I hated it. It has white powder).

    Obviously I have no reaction and have shared my experience. That’s what it is – my experience. That’s what I share on this blog. I linked to studies and blog posts so people can make up their own minds. Normally I don’t talk about studies here. It’s recipes I love, products that have improved my life, etc.

    Here’s what another mom says about it https://dengarden.com/interior-design/Purple-Mattress-Review-Is-the-Purple-Powder-Toxic Consumer Reports didn’t mention it, Sleep Like the Dead didn’t, the BBB had no reports of issues – only an allergic reaction to the polymer. That doesn’t negate if someone does and I’m open to the possibility. If I had issues with the powder I would share that, but I haven’t. I use my own name and stand behind what I’ve written. I noticed that from all of the negative comments that I can’t find real names, no last names, no photos…

  • I was so hyped about the new beds that my wife and I ordered one on March 6, 2018. We decided to upgrade to a larger mattress (king) since we needed more space than what we were getting from a queen. We decided to go with the 3 and placed the order. Since we were upsizing we decided at about day 5 after ordering (the web-site says 5-10 day arrival) we would buy our new bedroom set and dispose of the queen mattress. It is now March 19, 2018 and my wife and I are sleeping on either the floor or an old air mattress (both equally as comfortable as o e another). What really steams me is that purple has yet to give us a general idea of to when we will receive our $2,800 mattress. I really wish they would have placed a disclaimer on the web site to warn potential customers about when and if a delay in production is occurring. We are about 3 more days of silence before we cancel our order. Severely disappointed.

  • Every time Purple releases new products there are delays. They can’t keep up with the demand. When I knew they were coming out with 3 new mattresses I wondered if it was going to be a problem. Also, these are made to order from what I’ve heard. They need to do a better job at updating people. I ordered a Purple pillow (because I heard they made changes to it and I want to see if it’s any better) and it’s going on a few weeks and nothing. Still, it’s a great mattress. They told us we’d get ours any day but in the end it was 3 weeks.

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