Purple Mattress Review
Material Quality 0
Comfort + Support 7.9
Value Based On Cost 7.5
Airflow + Cooling 8.1
Odor 8.4
Sleep Trial Policy 8
Warranty Value 7.5
Summary
We regret to inform you that until Purple Mattress discloses to consumers that they will be subjected to and directly inhaling a white powder substance that could be damaging to those with respiratory issues we’re going to revoke our endorsement of this mattress. Once Purple publishes supporting documentation for consumers about the safety of this substance used in the context in which they use it, we will reinstate our recommendation.
6.8
Overall Rating
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DISCLAIMER: Anyone reading my reviews of Purple Mattress company should be advised that they sued Honest Reviews and its CEO Ryan Monahan for our previous journalism about this company. Those reviews were unbiased, and we contend that our journalism about them today is unbiased. Nevertheless, reasonable people might question our objectivity given that we are the subject of a SLAPP suit filed by Purple Mattress. We are being defended by First Amendment Lawyer, Marc J. Randazza, to whom all inquiries about the litigation should be directed.

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Internal Materials

The Purple Mattress’s internal construction consists of three layers.  Standing at 9.5″ tall, Purple mattress uses a unique top layer design.

Top Layer | Unorthodox Design
2″ Layer of polymer
Layer Features: Pressure point pain relief and cooling

Middle Layer | Designed For Support
3.5″ Layer of polyurethane foam
Layer Features: Support for the top polymer layer

Bottom Layer | Designed For Foundation
4″ Layer of polyurethane foam
Layer Features: Foundation base support

Major Key: Hyper-elastic design is used in the top layer to aid in comfort and cooling.  ‘Smart grid’ includes air pockets covered by a thin material top. We’ve identified a light powder coating that minimizes the sound of the layers once compressed into each other.

NOTE: we are reaching out to Purple to understand exactly what type of powder is being utilized.

Cover Materials

Top Cover | Clean White With Cool Stitching 
The top cover features a white diamond shaped pattern with the Purple logo stitched in.  The cover is made from three materials, polyester, polyester-lycra and viscose blend.

Side Cover | The Clean White Continues
The side cover material is made of the same three top layer materials

Major Key:  Cover works well with top layer but the feel of body compression from the mattress increases in heavier weight individuals.

100 Night Sleep Trial

Sleep on your Purple Bed for 100 nights. If you don ’t love your mattress, we’ll pick it up and refund your money.

If you buy Purple from Amazon the standard Amazon 30 Day free returns overrides the 100 Night Manufacturer’s sleep trial.

Purple Product Pricing
Twin N/A
Twin XL $699
Full N/A
Queen $999
King $1299
California King N/A

All Purple Mattresses Come With Free Shipping, Free Returns, 100 Sleep Trial, And Financing Options.

Purple Company History

1989 found two brothers, engineers Tony and Terry Pearce, fly fishing in the Rockies and talking about partnering to change the world. Tony’s 13 years of experience in advanced aerospace materials, and Terry’s 20 years of experience in manufacturing, design, and project management, led to a partnership creating high-tech carbon fiber sporting goods and wheelchairs.

Three years ago, the Pearces set out to combine all their knowledge of cushioning into the world’s best mattress.

Purple’s Founders

Tony Pearce and Terry Pearce

Amazon Verified Reviews

★★★★★ Best bed ever if you know how to use it ...

1.If you are under a certain weight then this bed isn’t for you any one over 160 lb this bed will be your best friend the gel top conforms to your figure
without the felling like you bed is made out of quick sand also having a curvy figure will double the comfort
2. If you are having lower back pain it due to the bed straightening your back due to the way the gel is set up it will use it setup to give at the base for you figure and straighten you back with each a joining space creating a path for your spine to follow in short it may take a bit of time for your back to straighten out try stretching before and after you go to bed to loosen your back muscles which will allow the bed to do its work
3. DO NOT USE TIGHT SHEETS of any kind this will completely negate any give the bed will give you. use loose sheets or stretchy sheets like jersey cotton sheets. unfortunately this also means no mattress protection sheet.
4. This is a shorter queen so might need a spacer to fill in the gap for most frames but so far all queen sheets we use fit it fine
5. Make sure the bed is unrolled with the right way up other wise you just get harder memory foam
6. This bed is heavy very very heavy and kinda a pain to open. This will take 2 people to unpack even if your really strong due to it being hard to manipulate between size and hard to find places to hold DO NOT grab it on the top where the gel is you might either break the gel or separate the gel for the top

Make sure you take all these things under consideration when buying and preparing for this awesome bed if you do this bed will beat any other bed out there and my wife and I have tried them all memory foam sleep number and regular type and this bed leaves them all in the dust you will not regret buying this bed if you listen to this advice but if you do feed the mogwai after midnight you wont get the most that you can out of this mattres

★★★★★ Great Price with Great Quality

Bought bed through the Kickstarter Campaign. Best sleep that we’ve ever had. Super easy to unwrap and unwind. I work for a company that manufactures the material used in these mattresses so I know that it’s good quality. Thanks Purple.

Its been a little over a month having the bed and still loving it.

★★★★★ Most refreshing sleep experienced!

Was looking into getting a Tempurpedic prior to this purchase. Backed on Kickstarter. First night I slept on it and I felt refreshed. With a new kid in the house a 2 hour nap feels like a full nights rest. My husband put a cleaner bottle on the bed and ran around like other mattress commercials with wine glasses, and it didn’t fall over. Body doesn’t ache anymore. Highly recommended for anyone.

★★★★★ Best Matress Ever!!!

I bought this king size mattress on Kickstarter. I have had back problems since I was 14 years old and have been seeing a chiropractor at least monthly (usually more) since then. This mattress is the best thing that has ever happened to my back! I don’t toss and turn at night and I wake up well rested in the morning. I recommend this mattress to all of my friends!

★★★★ Not for us, but great customer service. It really was a risk free experiment

Ok, so actually I did not like the bed. Had a lot of back and other pain that didn’t go away. But I talked with others who used the mattress and loved it, so I think it’s probably great for some people and not others.

The reason I decided to write a review though and the reason I decided to give it 4 stars is that while shopping for a mattress I wasn’t sure if it was one of those things where they advertise a money back guarantee but the fine print makes it hard to actually get your money. But that was not the case here. We told them we wanted to send it back, a man came to pick it up, and they gave us our money back. All in a few days time.

So while the mattress really wasn’t for us, it really was a risk free experiment.

★★★★ Still adjusting to it

Ive had this mattress for about 3 weeks now, the shipping was alot faster than i expected, it took only 6 days. I was super excited when it arrived and it was super heavy for me! It weighed at 111lbs. I would recommend having a second person help you, especially if you have to carry it upstairs. When i first got on it, it felt so different than any other mattress I’ve tried before, but in a good way! It was definitely firmer than I expected. I’m a petite lady so I tend to mostly float on the mattress but my hips do sink in. If you’re a heavier sleeper than it will probably feel like a softer mattress. The mattress is firm and soft at the same time, it does a great job of cradling my hips and keeping my spine aligned whether im on my side or back. I have never slept on my tummy because I always feel like im being suffocated and it hurts my back, but on the purple I feel more corrective body alignment and i can actually breath, so i would definitely recommend it for tummy sleepers. This is also the best mattress for back sleepers because its so supportive for your lower back and it keeps your spine aligned. However I am more of a side sleeper, and when I wake up my collar bone feels so stiff! And my shoulders feels sore to 🙁 thats probably my only complaint on the mattress, i wish it cradled my shoulders as well as my hips. It probably has to do with weight. The mattress does have a nutty smell to it but its subtle and it goes away after about a week, its definitely better than memory foam smell! I’ve also noticed that my posture has gotten better since sleeping on this mattress to which is great. I do have alot of back problems and spinal issues, and this mattress has helped relieve alot of the tension and compression. You can also feel the gel grid under the mattress cover which i thought was cool lol. Its like sleeping on a giant waffle. Overall this is a great high quality mattress and is a great price for what you get, but I don’t think this mattress is for everyone. Its very different and may take time to adjust to. If you’re a back or tummy sleeper or you have spinal problems than this is a great mattress for you. I would also recommend using a flat pillow if you sleep on your back. I use a higher pillow for my side sleeping. Hopefully the shoulder pain will go away during my trial. If you’re in the market for a new mattress, give Purple a try!

★★★ Almost great but not for me ... yet

Bought from purple directly. It’s a great idea and I think for many this could be a perfect mattress. For me its to firm. The purple stuff has a lot of “give” and is extremely cool. Coolest mattress I have ever slept on. They tell you to use stretchy sheets. They are hard to find and expensive. I put regular sheets on at first and it makes it very firm. The sheets need to stretch for the purple stuff to really work. Regular sheets don’t stretch. So I bought some stretchy bamboo sheets on amazon for about 60 bucks a set. Problem is they are really bamboo polyester which I don’t even know what that is. So they sleep kind of hot. But the purple stuff really breaths so it balanced out to being ok from the heat part. So now it is softer but… the foam underneath the purple stuff is pretty stiff. So really you get this interesting softer top with still some support but then a much firmer feeling underneath. I compared this to my tri zone all latex mattress and the latex was softer. So while they show an egg not breaking it still is firmer than my soft top latex mattress I have been using for 7 years. I am male about 6″3 and 240 lbs. so a big guy. maybe a lighter person may not find it as firm. I also have a bad back that stiffens up at night when I sleep. I need that perfect balance of soft on top with medium underneath but still underlying support. Kinda tricky to find. So For me it is to firm. On my side, my shoulders and arm get sore. My old mattress this did not happen.

I have now put a memory foam topper on top of it. I am sleeping much better. But I think this is really negating the intended effect of the purple stuff. What I really think would be great is if they offered a “softer” version of the mattress that had softer foam underneath the purple stuff. What is there is pretty firm. You can tell when you sit on it. I wanted to remove the purple and put a layer of memory foam or soft latex underneath it. I think that could be the perfect move. But alas, the purple stuff seems to be glued to the other layers of regular foam that are underneath it.

I’m thinking if you are younger, and lighter and without back problems, this could be an ideal mattress. Sleeping cool is a great benefit for many as it is much easier to get warm than cool when in bed. I’d say it’s worth a try for folks since they have a good sleep trial. I am still playing with it and if I can come up with a good combo I may keep it since the purple stuff really is a great innovation for a sleep surface in many respects. I’ll revise my review accordingly.

★★ Good for Back Sleepers, HORRIBLE for side sleepers

I have never wanted to like something so much in my life. Purple comes compressed in a tube (over 150 lbs for the king) and immediately expands when you cut it open. There is no smell and the comfort grid seems soft when your first sit on it. When you lie on your back you can feel the pressure being lifted away and it feels like your floating.

All this being said, I don’t sleep on my back. I am a side sleeper which is clearly not who this mattress is intended for. Maybe I am simply too light for it but the medium firm/firm mattress left me with aches and pains. It has gotten progressively worse the more I sleep on it to the point where I have been waking up with dead arms and severe neck/back pain, as has my boyfriend. In addition to all this both my boyfriend and I have consistent on-and-off headaches which started around the time our new mattress was delivered. For the sake of comparison I am 5’5″/135 lbs and my boyfriend is 6’/180 lbs.

I would not recommend this mattress if you are a side sleeper. If you sleep on your back you’ll love it.

Disclaimer:
I purchased the mattress straight from the manufacturer, but I feel Amazon is a better place for an honest review.

★ Too light for the bed...need more body mass!

First- you must try the Sheex with this bed!!! It is acompletely different experience with them!!!!!!!!!
Genius for someone…just not me. Was praying this would be the answer, and for 2-3 nights it was, but it got less and less comfortable every night and now in week three, I am cursing it and the fact that I am back to square one – likely needing to spend $4k on a mattress soft enough for me 🙁 It is cool, and comfy to sit on, but I think I am simply too light to sleep on my side on this mattress (5’7″ 115lbs). My shoulders barely make a dent and really hurt from the pressure of the Purple’s top, and my legs seem to almost float on top of it. My hips do get absorbed because it is my heaviest area, but because my shoulders don’t, it hurts my lower back and waist…. As a result, I end up on my belly which is precisely what I want to avoid because it causes neck and back pain. So sad this wasn’t my dream bed… I will stay on if for a few more nights just to say I gave it a real go….but I am on the bad right now and my shoulder is killing me…pretty sure this sucker is goin back!

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Official Review By Mattress Clarity

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The Purple mattress is talked about a lot because of it’s funny marketing (with the raw egg test), so I was excited to see if there was a good mattress underneath the marketing.

The mattress is made with a very unique material, so it really doesn’t fit into one of the major categories in my mind (though it would feel most similar to a latex mattress). This material is very pressure relieving, makes the mattress quite bouncy, and yes, is purple (though you don’t see the purple under the cover).

Overall I had a great night sleep on the mattress, though I had a few complaints as well. If you are looking for something unique that sleeps cool, Purple is definitely one to consider.

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Official Review By The Sleep Sherpa

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Official Review By Jonathan Seller

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I’m truly a real owner of a Purple Bed. I sleep in it every night. I’ve had mine for over 4 months now and I love it… that’s why I decided to make this review video! I want to tell everyone how amazing this product is. You won’t be disappointed if you decide to invest in a Purple. You are truly investing in your health. I work as a Worship Director in Detroit, MI. I’m not a paid actor but I am a super excited customer and daily sleeper in the Purple Mattress I bought 4 months ago. I never intended for this video to get so popular. I just want the world to know about Purple!

Official Review By A Very Merry Unboxing

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Ok Funky Bunch, so I’m on Facebook, and I see this ad for something called Purple. It’s a mattress and the girl in the commercial did a bang up job. It was humorous and made me laugh, and piqued my interest because of the egg test. Anywho, I broke down and ordered one because our mattress wasn’t doing my back any favors. This video will show you the unbagging, give our initial thoughts and show you if the egg test passed or failed. Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for daily updates as to how it sleeps over the course of the week.

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