This Casper Essential mattress review takes a closer look at this new value option from the mattress giant.
The Casper Essential is perfect for those who don’t want to break the bank and is also a great option for children’s and guest rooms.
We will be looking at the mattress layers, the materials used and much more.
Let us get right into it, below is the full Casper Essential mattress review with a SUMMARY AT THE END.
The Essential is divided up into two stream-lined layers. The Casper Essential borrows elements from its signature mattress to still provide support and coolness in a more cost-efficient design. As the Casper Essential is a foam mattress, we understand that you may be used to a pocket sprung mattress and in that case, we would also recommend you look at our Casper Hybrid Mattress Review.
The Casper Essential is proudly made in the UK, complies with the health and safety regulations. It is even allergy-friendly as its materials do not attract dust mites, which makes this mattress perfect for those who suffer from allergies.
It is helpful to take a closer look at the layers of the Casper Essential to better understand how it provides support, comfortability and breathability.
We always start our reviews with the cover as this is the first thing the eye notices. It is exciting to see Casper break the generic white top cover which almost all other online mattresses in the UK offer.
The cover is made from 98% polyester and 2% elastane. This cover is thin which allows for the beneath foam layers to better project their support and it allows for better breathability. The cover is easily removable and can be washed at up to 60 degrees Celsius. This not only shows how durable and resistant the cover is but if Casper puts that much effort in the cover the rest of this Casper Essential mattress review looks promising. What’s also a great added bonus is that the mattress comes with handles for easy turning
Casper Essential Mattress Layers
1. Top Open-Cell Layer (6cm)
The top layer is responsive polyurethane foam. Polyurethane is more breathable than other foams such as memory foam making this an ideal top layer option.
Casper calls it “open-cell” because it is less dense when compared to traditional polyurethane foam, there are more air pockets in the foam which not only allows for more airflow but also makes it a bit softer.
2. Support Foam (12cm)
Ultimately we have the base layer which is made from high-density polyfoam. Most mattresses buyers don’t pay as much attention to the lower layers but it is important to remember that the supportive layers play a vital role in foam only mattresses as they don’t have sturdy springs.
The Casper Essentials’ base layer includes channelled edging (also called castellated) which are cuts that add zoning and the zoning is positioned at your hip and shoulder area to allow for more give/sinkage to ensure the best spinal alignment possible.
How Thick Is The Casper Essential Mattress?
This is the least thick mattress we at The Mattress Guide have
We have given it a 6 out of 10 in terms of firmness. 1 being the softest and 10 the firmest.
Firmness and feel depend on body distribution and weight. But the Casper Essential mattress is just about the “bed in a box” average. It is slightly softer than the original Casper Mattress this is because the Essential mattress has only two layers compared to the 4 from the Casper mattress.
The simple and neutral look is not only aesthetically pleasing but also very practical or functional. This is a great option for kids or guest rooms.
Casper Essential Trial Period and Warranty
Casper offers a 100-night risk-free trial with all their mattresses including the Casper Essential. This means you have 100 nights from the day you receive it to test it in your home and if you are not satisfied you can return it (hassle-free).
The free delivery and collections are undertaken by Caspers partners so you will not have to worry about any of the logistics.
Caspers service is great, they offer 24/7 customer service which is always a plus when you have any questions or issues.
Essential Mattress Delivery & Box
The Casper Essential mattress is rolled and vacuum packed and delivered in a 40x40x110 cm box.
Delivery is usually carried out by UPS within 1-3 business days.
Casper Additional Services
Casper offers great additions services:
Firstly, Planned delivery – You can choose which day you would like your mattress delivered, it is then delivered with a 2 man service, they will bring it to any room you choose and set it up. This service is at an additional cost of £20.
Old Mattress Removal – For an additional £15 you can also remove your old mattress. This service includes the removal of up to 2 previous mattresses upon delivery. We did a bit of investigating for this Casper Essential mattress review and the mattress removal is currently only available with planned delivery slots.
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Mattress Price and Sizing
The Casper Essential mattress can be ordered online in these sizes. These are standard prices make sure to have a look at the VOUCHER CODES WE HAVE for the best price possible.
|SIZE||DIMENSIONS||PRICE (excl. discount code)|
|Casper Essential Single size mattress||90x190x18 cm||£275|
|Casper Essential EU single size mattress||90x200x18 cm||£300|
|Casper Essential Small double size mattress||120x190x18 cm||£375|
|Casper Essential Double size mattress||135x190x18 cm||£400|
|Casper Essential EU double size mattress||140x200x18 cm||£425|
|Casper Essential King size mattress||150x200x18 cm||£450|
|Casper Essential EU King size mattress||160x200x18 cm||£500|
|Casper Essential Super king size mattress||180x200x18 cm||£550|
*prices and availability may be subject to change
Casper Essential Customer Reviews
It is always wise to take a look at what some existing customers have said about the product. You can find these either on the site itself or from third parties.
Casper Essential Mattress Awards
- Which? Best Buy
- 1,213,446,201 Global sales since 01/01/2017
Should I Buy a Casper Essential Mattress?
For those looking for a mattress that won’t damage the pocket, this would be a great choice. The design is very simple and sleek which is a plus. The Casper Essential is the perfect mattress for those looking for:
- A cost-effective and high-value option.
- A well-zoned mattress where you receive relief and comforting pressure.
- A mattress for a guest room or kids room.
- A medium feel mattress.