Welcome to our in-depth Casper mattress review. The Casper brand is the pioneer of the bed in a box industry, they began across the Atlantic Ocean in the USA and struck gold. Casper has now expanded into the UK market to replicate its success.
Will Casper be equally successful? let’s find out and dig right into the Casper mattress review (SUMMARY AT THE END).
Casper Mattress Construction
Most foam mattresses offered online have a simple 3 foam layer configuration. A top comfort layer, the middle memory foam layer and a supportive base layer. The Casper mattress, however, is made up of 4 distinct foam layers which help with a smoother transition between layers.
It is also important to mention that the Casper Mattress is made here in the UK and comply with the health and safety requirements in the UK.
The cover is removable and made of 99% polyester and 1% elastane. Elastane is a highly elastic and durable material. It is also very soft to the touch and breathable.
Last year Casper also included 4 handles on the underside of the mattress for easy mobility. The cover is also removable and washable at 40 degrees, however, there is no mention that it can be machine washed. We did a bit of research for this Casper mattress review and found that Casper recommends cleaning the cover with water and mild detergent.
Casper Mattress Layers
1. Top Open-Cell Layer (3,8cm)
The top layer is an open-pored polyurethane foam. This means there are larger and more common air pockets in the foam. This makes the top layer soft but also increases airflow and breathability. Poly-foam is also very responsive and adjusts quickly when you change position. These characteristics make it a perfect material for a top layer.
2. Memory Foam Layer (3,8cm)
Below the top layer is the visco-elastic foam layer (visco-elastic and memory foam are interchangeable terms). The combination of the top layer and the memory foam layer extends the body contouring deeper into the mattress. Placement of the memory foam below the top layer also works to combat the heat retaining properties of memory foam.
3. Transition Layer (3,8cm)
The transition poly foam layer acts as a bridge between the softer upper layers and the final base layer. It softens the more extruding areas of the body. For example, the hips and shoulders which generally receive the most pressure.
4. Support Foam (12,7cm)
Ultimately we have the base layer which is made from high-density polyfoam. The base layer includes channelled edging which are cuts that add zoning to the shoulder and hip areas. Coincidentally these cut-outs also offer more airflow through the mattress for better mattress hygiene.
How Thick Is the Casper Mattress?
All in all the mattress has a total thickness of 25cm and can hold up to 22 stone or 140 kg per person (2 people). This is one of the most durable mattresses we have reviewed.
The firmness of a mattress is the combination of sinkage and pushback from the layers beneath you. This depends on each individuals body form and weight. But the Casper mattress will feel slightly firmer than the average “bed in a box”. This is because the Casper mattress is a combination of 4 foam layers whereas the average foam mattress is made up of 3.
The top layers allow for sinkage and pressure relief while the base layer’s quick response work to lift and support the sleeper.
There seems to be a trend among all the online mattresses in the UK, they all blue, white and grey. The colours are practical, grey underneath and a clean white on top. As far as we are aware Casper is the pioneer of the “bed in a box” concept. The simple neutral white and grey combination originated from Casper’s offices. The Casper is designed in the USA and they follow a simple yet minimalistic colour-mix so the Casper will be a great addition to any room.
Casper Trial Period and Warranty
The Casper Mattress comes with a 100-night risk-free trial. This means you can try the mattress in the comfort of your own home and if you decide to return it, it is a hassle-free and painless return.
The delivery and collection of your mattress are completely undertaken by Casper’s partners and at zero cost to you.
The mattress also boasts a 10-year warranty on the mattress which is a testament to its quality and durability. This is also the online mattress industry standard within the UK.
All Casper mattress sizes are shipped in a standard 47x47x108 cm box. The mattress is vacuum packed and rolled to fit into the dimensions of the box.
Once you place your order the mattress will be at your door within 1-3 business days. Again the standard delivery by UPS is free.
Do keep in mind that like all petroleum-based foam mattresses. There may be a slight off-gassing but this can be solved by just opening your windows for a couple of hours and the smell will go away.
Planned Delivery – If you are needing the mattress on a specific day you can schedule a planned delivery, even if you need it the very next day (currently the cut-off time is 2 pm). This service is at an additional cost of £20. Included in this planned delivery is a 2-man service, your mattress will be delivered to the room of choice, and the couriers will even set it up and remove any packaging.
Old Mattress Removal – Caspers partners can also remove up to 2 previous mattresses upon delivery at a cost of £15. Mattress removal is currently only available with planned delivery slots.
Casper Mattress Price and Sizing
We always do our best to provide as much content about any mattress we review but we also know price plays a huge role in deciding which mattress to get. The Casper Mattress can be ordered online in these 8 sizes.
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