You asked, and Casper delivered! After years of customers asking for a spring mattress, your favorite mattress-in-a-box brand just announced the launch of their new Hybrid Collection. Unlike their previous all-foam mattresses, the Casper Hybrid and Casper Wave Hybrid feature a combination of springs and memory foam layers.
According to Casper co-founder and chief product officer Jeff Chapin, the company has been toying with the idea of a hybrid mattress for years, but held off due to technical road bumps. "When Casper first started we couldn't actually make a spring mattress and ship it through UPS. Now, we can create spring units that we can compress and ship," Chapin explains. Now that the brand can offer a spring model, they're taking everything they learned while developing their famous all-foam mattress and bringing it over to the hybrids. Both models have four to five layers of high-grade foam on top of the springs. "It's a nice marriage of all the work we've done to date," says Chapin.
A company like Casper introducing this type of mattress, a more traditional construction, is pretty big news for sleep lovers. So of course I had to check this thing out for myself. After just one night on the Casper Hybrid, I was obsessed. However, just because I loved it, doesn't mean it's right for you. Here's everything you should know before ordering one.
Why the Casper Hybrid?
All-foam mattresses are usually pretty firm compared to more traditional mattresses, and some people don't love the feeling of the foam molding around their body. That said, the new Casper Hybrid offers you the best of both worlds. You get the bounce and liveliness of a spring mattress, the contour of the memory foam in one bed. If you want a bed that feels like a cushy pillow and won't completely break the bank, the Casper Hybrid is for you.
How much does it cost?
The Casper Hybrid comes in six sizes, Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King. Prices start at $850 for the Twin and range up to $1,895 for the King. (Prices for the Wave Hybrid are higher, starting at $1,545 for the twin mattress. ) I got the Full, which rings in at $1,295.
What was the delivery process like?
The last time I ordered a Casper, I had it delivered standard via UPS. Everything went fine, but it was a lot of work to haul the mattress up three flights of stairs in my New York City apartment building. So this time I opted for the in-home setup that Casper offers. I definitely preferred this process overall.
I was able to choose a delivery date and two-hour window of time for the mattress to be delivered. The delivery arrived on time, and set up was much easier this time thanks to the assistance. The team also offered to take away my old mattress, which was extremely helpful.
What does it feel like?
When I lied down in the Casper Hybrid, I immediately fell in love. The mattress is exactly the right amount of squishy you dream of your mattress to be. My body sunk into the top of the mattress in all the right places, and I didn't want to get up ever again. If I had to compare it to something, I would say it felt like lying on top of a sponge you use to wash your car: one of the big, fluffy ones.
To be clear, this mattress is much less firm than the regular Casper and Casper Wave mattresses.
Pros vs. Cons
- It's insanely comfortable. I really can't say it enough: This mattress is super squishy, and you won't want to get up. It's the perfect amount of bouncy and molds to your body the way you want a foam mattress to.
- It's affordable. I don't think you can beat the price for the level of comfort you get here.
- It's non-toxic. All the layers in the Casper Hybrid are Certi-Pur certified, so the mattress is safe for you and your family, and won't mess with the air quality of your home.
- It's not too tall. The bed is about 12 inches high, but it's very easy to climb into, so children and pets shouldn't have any problem hopping in. Which could also be a con, depending on how you feel about your personal space!
- It's not very firm. If you're looking for something with strong support, this probably isn't the bed for you. You sink deeply into the Casper Hybrid, which is ideal for some but not for others. Also, because it's bouncier, there's a better chance your movements might disturb your partner's sleep, or vice versa. If either of those things seem like major red flags to you, I would recommend the standard Casper mattress instead, which has memory foam layers that offer more firmness and don't transfer motion.
- It's a little noisy. One of the first things I noticed about this mattress was that it squeaks a bit when you get up from it. It's not a huge issue, but worth noting in case you or your partner is a light sleeper.
Is it worth it?
It's 1,000 percent worth it. If you're looking for a cozy mattress that makes you want to never get out of bed, you should consider the Casper Hybrid. Compared to some other products on the market, it's very reasonably priced. It's also easy to set up, and you don't have to wait around all day for the delivery to arrive if you don't mind carrying the box yourself.
If you're still not sure, the mattress comes with a 100-night, risk-free trial, so you can test it out and send it back, if it's not what you're looking for. If it is what you were dreaming of, the mattress is protected by a 10-year limited warranty, so that's great.
Where can I buy it?
You can order your own Casper Hybrid on Casper's website, or at one of their stores across the country.
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