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Purple Mattress Review


Written by Andrea

Last Updated: 31st December, 2021

Purple is a relatively new brand on the US sleep market and is currently not available in the UK. The brand did however catch our attention thanks to the fun marketing of their innovative Purple mattress, featuring their famous Grid layer, which is meant to provide the support needed to correctly align your spine while providing pressure relief on critical points of your body.

In this Purple mattress UK review, we're having a look under the cover of one of the most hyped mattresses at the moment to see what it is that makes it so popular. Keep on reading for a better insight into the different layers, sizes, firmness and other interesting features and tests of the Purple mattress, like for example their human egg-drop test.

We will update this article in case the Purple mattress gets launched in the UK.

Suitability: Considerations:
✓ Hot sleepers
✓ People in need of pressure relief
✓ Couples
 • Only one firmness option is available
 • Not an ideal mattress for sex due to minimal bounce
 • Non-removable cover

(Summary in Conclusion with Important Considerations)

Purple Mattress Firmness 

The Purple mattress is said to be both soft and firm at once. The grid columns are firmly supportive for your back and legs while also giving way under points of pressure such as your shoulders and your hips. The brand calls it Universal Firmness and describes the feeling of laying on the mattress like that of a trust fall; cradling, buoyant, supportive and soothing.

Mattresses that aren't very soft nor firm would normally be described as a medium firmness mattress and many brands tend to go for this firmness rating as it's suitable to most people and their sleeping preferences.

Purple mattress uk firmness
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Purple Mattress Construction And Certifications

The Purple mattress consists of three different layers that are meant to keep you cool, supported and comfortable throughout the night. The 2 foam layers provide a sturdy, yet comfortable base while the star layer of the Purple mattress, the so-called Grid, is what sets the mattress apart from normal memory foam mattresses.

This mattress could be a good option for people suffering from allergies as it's considered to be hypoallergenic thanks to the allowance of airflow through the grid which helps against fungi and bacteria getting trapped inside the mattress, and it is made with recyclable materials. The Purple Grid is made of elastic Polymer material and a non-toxic polyethylene copolymer powder coating while the two following layers are made of CertiPUR-US certified polyurethane foam.

Additionally, it's GOLD rated by Intertek, which means that the product is certified to meet the standards to promote minimal VOC exposure by a third-party quality assurance company. Because of the minimised VOC exposure of this mattress, you shouldn't need to worry about your mattress producing any strong off-gassing. At most, it can produce a light new-mattress-smell when you open it but it should disappear quickly.

Purple mattress construction
(Image credit: Purple)

Purple Mattress Layers

Purple mattress UK layers
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  1. The star layer of this mattress is without doubt the very first one, the so called Purple Grid. Made of 5 cm thick GelFlex material, which is a super elastic Polymer, this layer is designed to support the parts of your body that need it, while providing a cradling and pressure-relieving feeling to those parts who need a bit of extra "give".

    This stretchy material will instantly bounce back to it's initial shape even after applying strong pressure to it, which is what makes this mattress durable enough for the brand to offer 10 years of warranty. It can also help you to sleep cooler as the GelFlex material doesn't retain heat per se, and the squares allows for air to flow freely through the mattress, helping to regulate your temperature while snoozing.
  2. The middle layer of the Purple mattress is a 9 cm thick polyurethane foam layer. This layer is CertiPUR-US certified and designed to act as a transition layer between the upper Grid and the below, base-foam layer. It has a density of 1.8 lbs and is meant to add to the comfort and support of the mattress.
  3. At the bottom of the Purple mattress we'll find a 10 cm thick, high-density polyurethane foam layer. With a density of 2.0, it is meant to provide a sturdy base for the other layers to rest upon and to create a strong foundation for the sleeping body to rest upon. Even this layer is CertiPUR-US certified, meaning that the foam is safe and free from harmful chemicals.
(Video credit: Purple)

Purple Mattress Cover

Starting from the top and working ourselves downwards, the Purple mattress cover is a SoftFlex knit cover made mainly of Viscose and Polyester and features a non-toxic, fire-retardant barrier that hasn't been chemically treated. The cover sits just on top of the Grid, allowing you to feel all the benefits of the Purple mattress' most unique layer almost directly against your body at rest.

The cover includes a non-slip coating at bottom of the mattress, making it easier for it to stay in place on slippery surfaces. The cover is not removable, nor machine washable and should only be spot-cleaned with a mild detergent. For more tips on how to keep your mattress fresh for longer, check out our best tips on how to clean your mattress.

Purple mattress cover
(Image credit: Purple)

How Thick Is The Purple Mattress?

The Purple mattress measures 23.5 cm deep which is slightly thinner than many other bed-in-box mattresses that also come delivered rolled up tightly. It should however fit perfectly in any standard-sized bed. The weight of a US Twin size Purple mattress is approximately 29.5 kilos.

Purple mattress uk thickness
(Image credit: Purple)

Purple Mattress Trial & Return 

If you're curious to try this mattress but you're worried it might not be the right choice for you, you'll be happy to know that the brand offers a 100-night trial which gives you plenty of time to test it in the comfort of your own home. Should you not be fully convinced by then you will be able to send the mattress back and get a full refund. You can also try the mattress out in one of the many retailers that offer it across the US. Here you can have a look at other mattresses with a trial period in the UK.

Should you want to send your mattress back, all you need to do is to contact Purple and they will organise a pickup for you. However, the brand requires you to try it for at least 21 nights as that's approximately the time it takes for our body to adjust to the feel and support of the Purple mattress. The mattress also needs to be undamaged and clean, and any shipping costs, discounts or accrued interests will be discounted from your refund.


On top of this, Purple also offers a 10-year warranty to cover your new mattress from any flaws for a decade to come. The warranty is only valid if you are using the mattress for personal consumer use, and if warranty documents, dated proof of purchase plus mattress law tags can be provided so make sure to read the fine print on this before making your decision.

Purple mattress review trial period
(Image credit: Purple)

Purple Mattress Delivery 

Purple offers free shipping of their mattresses and you can choose between two different options. Standard shipped products leave the warehouse in 3-5 days, whereas with their in-home-set-up option you'll be contacted to schedule the set-up within approximately 2-3 weeks.

The Purple mattress is a so-called bed-in-box even though it doesn't technically come delivered in a box. Instead, it comes rolled up neatly in a durable bag which makes it cheaper and easier to store and deliver than a regular mattress that takes up a lot more space.

Purple mattress UK delivery
(Image credit: Purple)

Payment Options

You can pay for your new Purple mattress using any of the most common payment methods, including:

  • Paypal
  • Amazon pay
  • Credit & Debit card
  • Financing options Affirm or Splitit

Purple Mattress Price and Sizes

These are the sizes and prices that Purple offers on its mattresses. If you're looking for discounts, chances are you'll find something interesting on our discounts page.

SIZE DIMENSIONS PRICE (excl. discount code)
Purple Twin mattress 96.5 x 190.5 x 23.5 cm $699
Purple Twin XL mattress 96.5 x 203 x 23.5 cm $899
Purple Full mattress 137 x 193 x 23.5 cm $1099
Purple Queen mattress 152.5 x 203 x 23.5 cm $1299
Purple King mattress 193 x 203 x 23.5 cm $1699
Purple Cal King mattress 183 x 213.5 x 23.5 cm $1699
Purple Split King mattress 193 x 203 x 23.5 cm $1798
*prices and availability may be subject to change 

Purple Mattress Customer Reviews 

The Purple mattress is widely popular across the US and has earned over twenty thousand five-star reviews. Many happy reviews state that they have gotten rid of pains in different parts of their bodies and others talk about how it doesn't sleep hot and about the great customer service that Purple offers.

Purple Mattress Awards 

According to J.D. Power, one of the global leaders of consumer insights, data and analytics, Purple has been the highest-ranked online mattress in customer satisfaction for two years in a row, reaching top scores in support, price value, warranty, customer care and comfort.

Purple mattress awards
(Image credit: Purple)


  • The Purple mattress is suitable for any body type or preferred sleeping position
  • It is compatible with any standard-sized bed type

Should I Buy A Purple Mattress? 

In order to wrap up this Purple mattress UK review, let's summarise the key points of this hyped mattress to see if this is the right one for you.

It has a unique Purple Grid layer with thousands of natural air channels that help you sleep cooler and the material is ultra-flexible, meaning that it shouldn't sag or break, even after many years of usage. The grid is designed to provide support and pressure relief where needed while the two foam layers are meant to enhance the comfort and support of the mattress.

The Purple mattress comes with a universal firmness, meaning that it's not firm nor soft, yet supportive and cradling at once. It measures 23.5 cm deep and the smallest size available weighs around 29.9 kg. We would recommend the Purple mattress to:

  • People who enjoy the feeling of a foam mattress but tend to get hot while sleeping.
  • Combination sleepers (people who change their sleeping position throughout the night).
  • People who suffer from pain in joints or body parts.
  • Those sleeping next to a restless partner.
Purple mattress review conclusion
(Image credit: Purple)
Purple Mattress Review
Material Quality
Motion Isolation
Edge Support
Sex/ Bounce
Company Reputation
Value for Money
100-night risk-free trial
10-year warranty
Unique Grid layer
Supportive yet comfortable
Only one firmness rating
Non-removable cover

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Material Quality
Motion Isolation
Edge Support
Sex/ Bounce
Company Reputation
Value for Money
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