Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress Review
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We know that finding the perfect mattress can be a little bit like trying to find a needle in a gigantic haystack. With so many on the market, it is hard to find that holy grail that suits you and fits your needs. This proverbial haystack is why we want to make it simple and give you all the information upfront.
We had a look at all of the most reliable reviews and blended them with our personal experience to create the most comprehensive guide to allow you to make the best choice and give you the best night sleep!
Purple has made a name for themselves with the design of the unique comfort layer they use in their mattresses. The purple grid, made of hyper-elastic polymer, is designed to cradle your body in the best way and provide the most support. The grid is designed to spring back into place after use and be extra responsive to any shift in position that may occur overnight.
Purple has three main models in their line-up: The Purple, The Purple Hybrid and the Purple Hybrid Premier. We will be looking at the Premier here, but all mattresses by Purple have similar features and only a few differences.
Comfort & Feel
Suppose you have tried a Purple mattress before; you will know that Purple mattresses have a unique feel, more like a gel-like feel. This is due to the Hyper-Elastic polymer that Purple uses to construct its unique grid layer. The Hyper-Elastic foam is exceptionally soft and stretchy, which aids in its support when you sleep. The bed is soft, thanks to the gird, yet we didn’t feel like we weren’t getting any support from the mattress at night. When you lay down to either test it out or drift off into dreamland, you will notice that you can feel the polymer mould to your body as you sink into the bed. Worth noting that this feeling may not be for everybody, keep this in mind when looking at this mattress.
We would say this mattress is a medium-firm mattress as the coils offer a lot of support to the sleeper. If you’re looking for something softer, then we say consider other mattresses. Maybe think about the original Purple mattress.
We would consider this mattress perfect for side sleepers as we feel it offers the balance of comfort and support that we know side sleepers need. The polymer grid does a great job supporting the shoulders and hips while you sleep, meaning you are less likely to wake stiff.
If you sleep on your back/stomach, then this mattress will be perfect for you. The combination of support coils and the foam offers a lot of support for you, keeping your spine in the correct position. We always felt supported when we tried the bed.
If you’re any combination of the above, then this mattress, of course, would be perfect for you. The polymer grid is extra responsive and snaps back into position after you move. This responsiveness means that it is perfect for people who switch between positions.
If you are an active sleeper, then we think the motion isolation for this mattress is splendid. The materials that Purple have used give extra buoyancy and a responsive feel. This feel will mean that any movement felt is reduced considerably. We think this is good news if you sleep with a partner; if you are tossing and turning or just getting out of bed, your partner won’t be disturbed too much. The individual coils also stop the motion transfer as the movement of one coil won’t impact the others around it, meaning less disturbance. A perfect night sleep for all.
Delivery & Feel
Delivery of the Purple Mattress is FREE, and should arrive at your door within 3-7 days of placing your order. Purple also offer a free White Glove delivery service, where they do all the heavy lifting for you. They will unpack and set-up your new mattress in your desired room, and dispose of the packaging. If you choose, they will also remove your old mattress for you, meaning you’re good to go as soon as your bed arrives.
If you choose to set it up yourself, just be careful not to damage the fabric when cutting the mattress from its wrappings. And be sure to move the boxed bed into your desired room before opening it, as it will expand quickly and become much more awkward to manoeuvre.
Products are manufactured and shipped in the USA, and come with delivery tracking so you can keep an eye on your order.
Set-up of the Purple mattress is simple enough. The fact that it’s free is a bonus. While the free White Glove delivery service is a nice touch that many will find useful.
- If you want a bed that cools you down effectively.
- If you suffer from any pain or discomfort in the morning.
- If you are a light to average weight sleeper.
- If sleep on the edge. You may need to find something with more support.
- If you love memory foam and how it feels. The gel-like feel may not be to your taste.
- If you’re a stomach sleeper, who weighs more than 230lbs. You will need more support.
To avoid off-gassing, open the bed from its packaging as soon as it arrives. Keeping it in the box will likely concentrate the smells of the packed materials.
Some people don’t realize off-gassing is a thing. You wouldn’t say a new book shows signs of off-gassing, even though there is actually a ‘new book smell’. Likewise, some people notice a new mattress smell, and refer to this as off-gassing.
If you are particularly sensitive to new furniture smells, just stand the mattress up in a well ventilated room and allow it to air out for around 24-36 hours. By this time any scents or odours should be completely gone. Mattress protectors and sheets can then be applied and any smells from the fabric of your mattress will be undetectable.
Purple use certified materials, made in the USA, and off-gassing isn’t a major problem for this mattress. Short delivery time also helps avoid off-gassing.
Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress Construction
Let’s examine the headline grabbing material first of all – the polymer of the Smart Comfort Grid. The Purple website is full of demonstration videos showing the elastic and unbreakable nature of the hi-tech polymer. Purple make bold claims about this material’s ability to absorb pressure without weakening, and they have scientific data to back up their claims. For a full rundown on the structure of the polymer, see the manufacturer’s website. For now, just know that this stuff is highly malleable and yet seemingly unbreakable. The luxury bedding market may be seeing more of this material in the coming years given the popularity of the Purple.
Beneath the Smart Grid is a layer of Specialized Comfort Foam, which acts as the transition layer between the polymer and coil layers, while also extending out to the edges to aid in providing edge support.
The Purple Hybrid uses many layers as part of its construction. Using a combination of foam and coils to create its supportive feel helps with the durability of this mattress as all the pressure isn’t just on the foam; it is being shared with the coils.
The first layer you will find with any mattress is the cover. This cover is made from Viscose, Polyester and Lycra (Viscose is made using wood pulp, making it into a fiber like cotton or linen), making this breathable and stretchy. This stretchy feel allows the cover to move with the mattress, meaning it is less likely to pull away when the sleeper moves during the night. Air is allowed to circulate rather than being trapped by this cover due to how breathable it is.
Below the cover, you will find the comfort layer. This layer is made up of a polymer grid made from hyper-elastic polymers, which allow for extra comfort and support. You have the option of two depths of this purple gird, three-inch or four-inch. What depth you get depends on how much contouring you want from your mattress. Your body’s heat, like memory foam, will mold to your body after a few minutes, offering you the most support.
The next layer you will encounter will be the one-inch transition layer made using polyfoam, which stops you from sleeping directly on top of the coil layer. This coil layer is 7.5-inches thick and made using pocketed coils, which allows for added support and extra bounce. The pocketed coils allow for an increase in airflow and breathability. Below this is a final layer of foam to support the coils and added to the overall support of the mattress.
Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress Mattress Cover
- Soft and breathable cover that’s removable and washable
Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress Foundation
Purple will work great on any solid surface. The floor, platform slats, boxspring/foundation and they now offer an adjustable base as well.
PURPLE HYBRID PREMIER MATTRESS REVIEW
1 Very Soft
1 10 Very Firm
We think that the main strength of the Purple Hybrid is how well it does at control temperature. When you buy a typical foam mattress, the foam traps heat against the sleeper’s body. The Purple Hybrid doesn’t have this issue, and the construction helps keep you cool all night long.
The cover used is breathable and allows for better airflow throughout the mattress. The heat that would build up is allowed to dissipate into the atmosphere through the air channels that are in the comfort grid. The coil layer also allows air to flow through and circulate, pulling the heat further from the body. The Hybrid sleeps exceptionally cooler than most mattresses, thanks to this design.
Well, this is a hybrid and so probably isn’t going to be breaking records for motion reduction, at least not compared to all-foam mattresses.
One thing that can be said for the Purple is that the coil layer is cushioned on both sides by ultra-durable polyurethane foam, while the mesh side-panel and generous edge-support foam also work to create a compact unit which only moves as much as it has to.
However, the Smart Comfort Grid also comes in to play here, as the lattice structure allows for motion isolation, and means that the bed will only react where you need it to. Each little square in the grid structure can react on its own, so even though this is a hybrid, the polymer does somewhat mimic the effects of traditional memory-foam.
Ultimately, the polymer is a little more reactive than memory-foam, and doesn’t achieve complete and total motion isolation. But it presents no particular issues, and performs better than most hybrids out there.
The Purple Hybrid is part foam, as you’d expect from a Hybrid mattress. Like the majority of Hybrid mattresses, edge support has been a problem that needed solving. The Purple’s edge is supported by the coil layer, which improves the support around the edges. We think that the edge support is typical for this kind of mattress; not unsupportive yet not record-breaking.
Most sleepers who try this mattress will be able to sit or lie near the edge of the bed without excessive sinkage. This means you can use the entire surface of the mattress when you are using it. Depending on your weight, it will depend on how much sinkage you experience, and if you are heavier, you will sink further. We don’t feel this will be a big problem for most users; however, so it shouldn’t be an issue.
So, for edge support, we’d like to give the Purple Hybrid 7/10. The standard for this style of mattress
Adjustable Base Performance:
The Purple Hybrid will work splendidly on an adjustable base.
Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress Price:
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Purple Hybrid Mattress Warranty and More
- Shipping – free shipping, it arrives compressed in a box. Typically 2-7 business days.
- Warranty – 10 years
- Trial Period – 100 nights
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- Made in the USA
The 100-night free sleep trial offered with the mattress is expected these days, and the Purple doesn’t disappoint. If you decide you don’t like the mattress within this time period, Purple will pick up the mattress and give you a full refund.
Purple also shift their mattresses with a 10-year warranty, so if you discover any manufacturer defects in this time they will repair or replace the mattress according to your wishes. For full details about the extents and limitations of the warranty, see the manufacturer’s website. Pillows, sheets and mattress protectors naturally have a shorter trial period and warranty than the mattress.
Purple Hybrid Mattress Company Info
The Bear Mattress was developed with a Family Foundation
The Bear Mattress founders have been in the mattress business over 25 years ago.
The Purple .2 in queen-size currently goes for $1,599.
The Purple .3 queen goes for $2,199.
The Purple .4 queen goes for $2,799.
At these prices, it’s clear we’re dealing with a high-end mattress. However, the use of the Smart Comfort Grid is a big attractor, and has resulted in thousands of sales. The Purple may carry a premium price-tag, but it really does have something unique to offer, and might just justify its cost in the long run.
A good trial period and warranty also removes some of the risk involved in making a purchase. Financing can also be arranged on the Purple website, while mattresses are currently shipping out with a free Purple pillow while stocks last.
We give the Purple Mattress 4.5 out of 5 for overall value and recommendation.
We recommend this mattress to anyone who:
Wants to sink in to the responsive Smart Grid.
Needs a bed with wide-open materials which allow for unmatched air-flow.
Wants a bed that won’t wear down and leave indentations like memory-foam.
Would like the added security of dedicated edge-support.
Is willing to take a chance on the advanced polymer grid.