Purple Hybrid Mattresses Reviewed | Thicker, More Comfort Grid and Springs!
This post was most recently updated on January 6th, 2021
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.
The names of the new mattresses are:
Purple 2 (2 inches of purple gel) now called the Purple Hybrid and it’s the most firm. It’s 11 inches thick.
Purple 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.
Purple 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
There is still white powder added to keep the gel from sticking to itself when compressed. The company maintains that the powder doesn’t travel through the layers and this time the gel is buried much deeper inside of the mattress.
Purple still has a budget friendly payment plan to help you spread the cost to monthly payments instead of all at once. If you go through Affirm and the quick credit check at checkout, you may qualify for 0% interest terms for the first 6 months. You still get your mattress right away but you pay as you go.
Note: The new beds, the existing sheets, mattress protector and the powerbase all work with the new Purple mattresses.
Discount Code for New Purple Mattress
Visit the website for the latest 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.
Purple Mattress Shipping Time
According to their website, the new mattresses have started shipping but they are ready to ship in 2-3 days but this varies. There are often delays on popular products so if you’re interested don’t wait to order – it could take some time! When they launched the original there were waiting lists for months.
Question: What do you think of the new Purple mattresses?