Tuft & Needle and Casper are two of the most popular direct mattress start ups for online. They are really shaking things up with just how they do their direct to the customer type of purchasing. You no longer have to deal with the fancy stores that have rows upon rows of beds or with beds that work with a remote control, and no more middle men for your mattress purchase.
When it comes to the Tuft & Needle and the Casper mattress, both have different foam construction. The Casper is a hybrid foam that is almost 10 inches thick and is made from 4 different layers of foam. The top layer happens to be made from poly foam that is 1.5 inch thick. This layer is meant for cooling, bounce and comfort of the mattress. The second layer happens to be made from memory foam that is 1.5 inch thick. This helps to reduce heat retention and improves the pressure relief and contouring of your body. The third layer happens to be made from poly foam that is 1.5 inch thick. It is slightly softer than the base foam and helps to be a transitional layer that allows a transition that is softer to the base foam. The last layer is made from support foam that is 5 inches thick. This is the foundation for the whole mattress and provides you with support while you sleep.
This hybrid foam mattress that has been aimed at being the best of both worlds between memory foam and responsive poly foam. The poly foam layers help the mattress to sleep cool while it provides plenty of support and provides enough pressure relief from the layer of memory foam.
The Tuft & Needle mattress is a bit more minimized as it is only made with 2 foam layers. The top layer is made from a custom developed poly foam that is 3 inches thick. This is the comfort layer. It has been designed to be responsive, as well as breath well to help for cooler sleep. The bottom layer is made from poly foam that is 7 inches thick. This is the layer that provides plenty of support while it acts as the foundation for the whole mattress. Tuft & Needle is really secretive about what their top layer of foam is actually made of.
When it comes to the covers both the Tuft & Needle and Casper mattresses have similar covers. They are both quite simple, a bit stretchy, mostly white and both feel quite nice. They are soft and thin and when it comes to functionality, they are an important factor. Both of them help to provide airflow into the mattress. Although the cover is a nice feature for both mattresses, neither cover is better or worse than the other, when it comes to the breathability of the cover itself. But, the thinnest covers can be a bit of a double edged sword as even though it is great for cooling, it can actually make the mattress more sensitive to damage. If you purchase either mattress, you will need to be very careful when you are moving the mattress. The reason this comes up is that Tuft & Needle’s cover is very thin that you can actually see the foam through the cover. If your sheets are thin too, it may mean that you could see through to the foam. It is more a style issue, not a comfort issue.
When it comes to the firmness both Casper and Tuft & Needle are similar. When it comes to the firmness scale the Tuft & Needle is about a 6.5 with 10 being the firmest. The Casper mattress is more of a 7 with 10 being the firmest. The firmness range for these mattresses are the result of the thin comfort layers that they use. With only 3 inches of comfort foam will mean that heavier sleepers will actually sink into the foam layers which will be firmer and less comfortable layers. That is why that heavier sleepers will find that the mattresses are more on the firm side and often less supportive.
Sometimes, the best way for a person to decide the right option for them is to put all the cards on the table and actually see what is the most important for you. Both the Tuft & Needle and Casper are great mattresses, but you will have certain priorities, preferences, and needs which may make one better than the other. Lets really break it down.
The Tuft & Needle mattress is made with 2 layers of foam. It is 10 inches high and comes with an ultra thin, soft, stretchy and all white cover. It is a 6.5 on the firmness scale and offers great support. It has very little motion transfer. The price ranges between $400 – $1000 based on the mattress size that go with. It goes from a Twin mattress to a California King mattress. It has a 10-year warranty and a 100-day trial period. It ships within 2 to 5 days for free.
The Casper mattress is made with 4 layers of foam. It is 9.5 inches tall and comes with a two-tone, thin, soft and stretchy cover. It is a 7 on the firmness scale and offers great support. It has very little motion transfer and the price ranges between $500 – $1200 depending on the size mattress that you decide to go with. The sizes are from a Twin mattress to a California King. This mattress also comes with a 10-year warranty, 100-night trial period and it ships within 2 to 7 days for free.
Both Tuft & Needle and Casper mattresses have a similar cover, similar motion transfer, similar support, similar warranty, similar shipping, same trial period and similar refund and return policy.
Ultimately, the mattress that is right for you will come down to your needs, priorities and preferences. The differences between the mattresses will most likely be the ones that will help you to determine which mattress is best for you.