BBB REVIEWS: Purple Original Mattress

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Purple Original Mattress


BetterBedderBureau | Verdict |

  • The Purple Original is distinctly pressure relieving and incredibly breathable.
  • Purple’s line of mattresses offer wonderful conforming support.

·         Exceptionally cool (temperature neutral – especially the new purple mattress

·         Highly conforming, reducing pain and providing great pressure relief

·         Sleeps exceptionally cool

·         Very good motion isolation

·         Free shipping in the contiguous U.S.


·         Relatively heavy and difficult to move

·         Fair edge support

·         Low profile of Purple mattress may cause difficulty when getting in and out of bed

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BetterBedderBureau |Findings |

Purple offers two mattresses that are quite a bit different than the typical mattress you’ll find in a store or online. Both the Purple Mattress and the New Purple use a proprietary buckling column gel (known as ‘Smart Grid’) in the comfort layer. It provides a unique feel that is equally pressure relieving and cool to sleep on.

The Purple Mattress is their original offering and combines the elastic polymer reinforced with buckling column gel above two layers of polyfoam. As a Medium Firm (6.5) feel, the Purple appeals to most shoppers and preferences. It conforms extremely closely to the body’s sensitive points, such as your shoulders and mid-back. We expect this bed to be durable enough to last at least 7 years.

Overall, owner experiences and our own testing shows the New Purple to be of the utmost quality. As you can see below, we have given it many different awards. The Purple original also rates highly, especially at its price point.

Read on to learn more about Purple’s mattresses.

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What Type of Sleeper Is Best Suited for a Purple Mattress?


Based on our customer feedback, Purple and New Purple mattresses received the following grades among sleepers of different weights and preferred sleep positions. Please note that these ratings are subjective, and that everyone has varying experiences on different mattresses. Sleeper comfort and spinal support are the most important factors when it comes to selecting a mattress.

As you can see from our ratings above, the Purple has shown to be a great choice for back and stomach sleepers of all weights. While lighter side sleepers might find it a bit too firm, average and heavier folks really enjoy a perfect amount of conforming and sink from this bed.

For more information on sleeping positions please see our guides for side, back, stomach and combination sleepers.


Our testing process found the Purple and New Purple should also be great for you if…


  • You haven’t found the right comfort in a memory foam or innerspring mattress.
  • You sleep warm and require a mattress to better disperse heat.
  • You have sensitive pressure points that need to be lightly cushioned against. Especially, in your shoulders, hips, and lower back.
  • You sleep with a partner and want to limit the movement you feel on the bed.

Learn more about this mattress below in our full review.

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All the details

FIRMNESS 6.5 (Medium Firm)
WARRANTY 10 Year, Non-prorate
Durability 3 – Although the Purple mattress features a polymer-based buckling-column gel layer, the company has been in business for a limited amount of time and the overall lifespan of the Purple mattress has not yet been determined.
Motion Isolation 4 – According to many owners, the Purple mattress isolates motion to a fair extent and helps cut down on nighttime sleep disruptions.
Off-gassing 3 – Very few Purple mattress owners report strong, persistent off-gassing odor.
Conforming 4 – The Purple mattress conforms somewhat closely, and a large number of owners report improved spinal alignment and targeted pressure relief.
Sex 2 – The Purple mattress is somewhat responsive, but couples may prefer a bouncier, more responsive surface.
Temperature Neutrality 4 – The Purple mattress is fairly temperature neutral, and most sleepers remain fairly cool throughout the night.
Edge Support 2 – The Purple mattress offers minimal edge support, and sinkage where people sit is fairly common.
Noise 5 – The Purple mattress is virtually silent when bearing weight.
Light side sleeper under 130 LBS 4
Average side sleeper between 130 LBS – 230 LBS 3
Heavy side sleeper over 230 LBS 3
Light back sleeper under 130 LBS 3
Average back sleeper between 130 LBS – 230 LBS 4
Heavy back sleeper over 230 LBS 4
Light stomach sleeper under 130 LBS 2
Average stomach sleeper between 130 LBS – 230 LBS 3
Heavy stomach sleeper over 230 LBS 3
Firmness Rating 6.5 (Medium Firm)
Thickness 9 1/2″
Support Core Components 4″ 2 PCF HD Polyfoam
Comfort Layer Components 2″ ‘Smart Comfort Grid’ Buckling Column Gel

3 1/2″ 1.8 PCF Polyfoam

Cover Components 67% Polyester , 29% Viscose ,  4% Lycra® Spandex
Twin 38W” x 75L” x 9 1/2”
Twin Extra Long (XL) 38W” x 80L” x 9 1/2”
Full 54W” x 75L” x 9 1/2”
Queen 60W” x 80L” x 9 1/2”
King 76W” x 80L” x 9 1/2”
California King 72W” x 84L” x 9 1/2”
Twin $584
Twin Extra Long (XL) $699
Full $899
Queen $999
King $1,299
California King $1,299
Sleep trial 100 Nights
Refund Full
Warranty 10-Year Non-Prorated
Warranty Transfer Non-Transferable
Delivery The Purple mattress is compressed, vacuum sealed, and boxed for shipping.
Availability Purple ships mattresses anywhere in the United States and Canada.
White Glove Delivery Not Available
Old Mattress Removal Not Available
Customer Service 7 out of 10 owner experiences show customers have had a positive experience with Purple, irrespective of whether or not they liked their mattress.
Company History Purple, Inc was founded in 2015 following a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised more than $170,000 in 45 days. Purple mattresses first became available for purchase in January 2016; the New Purple was introduced in 2018.
BBB Rating A
Physical Stores Purple does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations.
Phone 1-844-642-5613


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Disclosure | Our Review Process | This BetterBedderBureau Review is a collation of over 12,000 verified customer experiences from more than 39 unique sources and spent over 30 hours testing in an independent lab for this review. This research is supported by you, our readers, through our independently chosen links.­­

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