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Casper vs. Saatva Mattress Comparison

Our Review Process | Disclosure

 

The Tuck team collected and analyzed 11,502 verified customer experiences from 89 unique sources and spent over 30 hours testing these mattresses in our lab for this review. This research is supported by you, our readers, through our independently chosen links, which earn us a commission. Read more about how we’re supported here.

Quick Summary – Casper vs. Saatva

Casper has been in business since 2014. The brand’s flagship model, the Casper, features a three-tiered comfort system with layers of polyfoam and memory foam, as well as a high-density polyfoam support core. This bed is considered ‘Medium’ in terms of firmness, ranking as a 5.5 on the 1-10 firmness scale.

Saatva first launched in 2010 and began selling mattresses the following year. The brand’s flagship bed, the Saatva, is an innerspring mattress constructed with polyfoam and memory foam comfort layers, a transitional layer of pocketed coils, and a bonnell coil support core. The mattress also has an organic-cotton Euro-top cover padded with roughly 2″ of foam. The Saatva is available in three firmness settings – ‘Medium Soft’ (4), ‘Medium Firm’ (6), and ‘Firm’ (7.5) – as well as 11 1/2″ and 14 1/2″ profiles.

Please note: Both Casper and Saatva offer other mattresses in addition to their flagship beds.

  • Casper offers two additional mattresses: a memory mattress known as the Casper Essential, and a memory foam and latex mattress known as the Casper Wave.
  • Saatva also offers two other models: the Loom & Leaf, a memory foam mattress; and the Zenhaven, a flippable latex mattress.

This page will focus on the flagship mattresses from Casper and Saatva. For more information about other mattresses from these brands, please visit our Casper Mattress Reviews, Loom & Leaf Mattress Reviews, and Zenhaven Mattress Reviews pages.

Though the Casper and Saatva mattresses are constructed with different materials and offer distinct sleep experiences, they have earned comparable owner reviews in several categories. This page looks at the unique benefits and disadvantages of using a Casper or Saatva mattress, along with the customer policies and overall reputation of both brands.

Casper mattresses are great for…

  • Those who prefer ‘Medium’ firmness and close body conforming
  • Sleepers who routinely experience aches and pains in their neck, shoulders, lower back, and/or hips
  • Couples

 

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Saatva mattresses are great for…

  • Sleepers in any weight group and all sleep positions
  • Those who normally sleep hot
  • People who prefer higher-profile beds

 

Tuck readers receive $75 off your Saatva mattress purchase

Casper vs. Saatva: Mattress Details & Ratings

MODEL Description
Casper
Foam
Medium
Moderate
Good for Back Pain
Back
Full mattress details

Mattress Specs

  • 5.5
  • 100 nights
  • 10 Year, Limited
  • online, in-store
  • 71 lbs
  • Foam
  • $995.00/Queen
  • Free

Sleep Rating

Durability
Fair

Owners report that Casper models perform fairly well after long-term use, but the company has only been in business for three years and it may be too early to accurately gauge the lifespan of these mattresses.

Motion Isolation
Very Good

The Casper mattress absorbs and minimizes motion to a significant extent, according to owners.

Conforming
Good

The Casper offers comfortable conforming and targeted pressure relief.

Sex
Fair

Our testing indicates that The Casper isn't particularly responsive or bouncy given it's construction so is just ok for sex which is on par with most mixed foam mattresses.

Temperature Neutrality
Good

Casper mattresses absorb minimal body heat and sleep fairly cool compared to other memory foam mattresses.

Off-gassing
Fair

Some Casper owners report moderate off-gassing when the mattress is new.

Edge Support
Fair

The Casper offers minimal edge support and sinkage aorund the perimeter is likely over time.

Noise
Excellent

Casper mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

Saatva Mattress
Spring
Multiple Firmness Options
Moderate
Good for Sex
Back
Full mattress details

Mattress Specs

  • 4, 6, 7.5
  • 120 nights
  • 15 Year, Non-prorated
  • online
  • 120 lbs
  • Innerspring
  • $1,099/Queen
  • Varies

Sleep Rating

Durability
Fair

Most innerspring mattresses last between six and seven years, and Saatva mattresses seem to be on par with this lifespan. However, Euro-top construction is generally linked to below-average durability.

Motion Isolation
Fair

Like other innersprings, the Saatva mattress does not absorb or minimize motion to a significant extent. This may be problematic for certain sleepers, such as couples who share a bed, since minimal motion isolation can lead to sleep disruptions.

Conforming
Good

Saatva features coil-on-coil construction and memory foam in the comfort layer. This allows the mattress to conform more closely and relieve pressure to a greater extent than many competing innersprings — but all-foam and latex mattresses are considered the best option for sleepers that prefer close conforming and targeted pressure relief.

Sex
Very Good

The Saatva mattress is highly responsive and fairly bouncy, although the ‘Plush Soft’ and ‘Luxury Firm’ designs tend to be better for sex than the ‘Firm’.

Temperature Neutrality
Very Good

Mattresses that contain foam and memory foam tend to sleep the hottest. Saatva has a more traditional innerspring construction so our testing along with data analysis show that it's one of the cooler mattress options on the market today compared to all-foam competitors.

Off-gassing
Good

The Saatva mattress emits some off-gassing (due in part to the polyfoam and memory foam layers), but most owners report that the odors dissipate within three to five days of unpackaging the mattress.

Edge Support
Very Good

Innerspring mattresses tend to have optimal edge support and the Saatva is no exception. Customers report a consistent sleep surface (no-roll off when sleeping towards the edge) as well as above-average push back when sitting on the edge of the mattress.

Noise
Good

Roughly 7% of Saatva owners cite noise as a complaint. This is on par with noise complaints from all innerspring owners.

Sizes and Pricing

The table below lists current price-points for Casper and Saatva mattresses in each available size. Please note that the Saatva’s price only varies by size, not selected thickness or firmness.

Size Casper Saatva
Twin $895 $599
Twin XL $995 $749
Full $1,095 $999
Queen $1,295 $1,099
King $1,495 $1,499
California King $1,495 $1,499

Mattress Construction

Now let’s see how the Casper and Saatva mattresses are made. The next table lists firmness, thickness, weight, and composition specs for both beds.

Specification Casper Saatva
Firmness 5.5 (Medium) 4 (Medium Soft)
6 (Medium Firm)
7.5 (Firm)
Thickness 9 1/2″ 11 1/2″
14 1/2″
Weight (Queen) 71 lbs. 110 to 120 lbs.
Support Core Components 5″ 1.8 PCF HD Polyfoam 4″ Recycled 13-Gauge Bonnell Coils (11 1/2″ Model)
7″ Recycled 13-Gauge Bonnell Coils (14 1/2″ Model)
Comfort Layer Components 1 1/2″ Polyfoam
1 1/2″ 4 PCF Memory Foam
1 1/2″ 2 PCF Polyfoam
7/8″ Polyfoam
3/8″ Memory Foam
4″ Recycled 14.5-Gauge Pocketed Coils
Cover Composition Polyester Organic Cotton Euro-Top with:
1 1/2″ Polyfoam
1/2″ Dacron Fibers

How is the Casper built?

The Casper’s comfort system is designed with top and bottom layers of polyfoam, as well as a middle layer of memory foam. These components offer a ‘Medium’ feel and close body conforming, which can improve spinal alignment and alleviate pressure points throughout the sleeper’s body – particularly for individuals weighing 230 pounds or less. A high-density foam support core helps keep the sleep surface even and free of uncomfortable sagging.

At 9 1/2″ thick, the Casper has a profile that is slightly shorter than the average mattress. It is also much lighter than many competing all-foam models; a Queen-size Casper weighs 71 pounds. As a result, most owners have little trouble lifting the mattress and rotating it as recommended.

How is the Saatva built?

The Saatva is considered an innerspring mattress, but its construction differs from most other innerspring models. It features comfort layers of polyfoam and memory foam reinforced with a transitional layer of 14.5-gauge pocketed coils made from recycled steel. The mattress also has an organic-cotton Euro-top cover padded with 2″ of polyfoam and dacron fibers for extra cushioning. The support core contains bonnell coils; the 11 1/2″ Saatva has a 4″ support core, and the 14 1/2″ Saatva has a 7″ support core. The thickness of this coil layer is virtually the only difference between the Saatva’s two thickness options.

In terms of firmness, the Saatva is available in three settings: ‘Medium Soft,’ ‘Medium Firm,’ or ‘Firm.’ This selection, along with the profile options, will accommodate most sleepers regardless of their weight or preferred sleep position. The 11 1/2″ Saatva weighs 110 pounds and the 14 1/2″ model weighs 120 pounds; both are relatively heavy compared to other mattresses, making them somewhat difficult to lift and rotate.

Sleep Position Ratings

SLEEP POSITION LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Casper
Side
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Side
VERY GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Side
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
Back
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Back
GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
FAIR
Saatva Mattress
Side
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Side
FAIR
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
Back
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Back
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD

Casper Sleeper Ratings

The ‘Medium’ feel and 9 1/2″ profile of Casper mattresses is optimal for sleepers who weigh 230 pounds or less; heavier individuals may find the sleep surface too soft and/or too short, which can make getting in and out of bed somewhat difficult. The mattress offers very good motion isolation and produces no noise when bearing weight, making it a great choice for couples, as well.

Saatva Sleeper Ratings

Because it is available in multiple firmness and thickness options, the Saatva has earned favorable ratings from sleepers in most weight and sleep position categories. However, some lighter individuals may find the profile too tall. The Saatva provides moderate motion isolation and produces minimal noise; comparatively, most competing innersprings provide little to no motion isolation and can be fairly squeaky. Good airflow throughout the coil layers and the organic-cotton cover also help the mattress sleep cool and comfortable for most.

Sleep Trials, Warranty, and Delivery

Casper

Sleep trial 100 nights
Refund Full
Warranty 10 years, nonprorated
Where do they ship? Anywhere in the U.S. and Canada
Trial period, warranty, and delivery details

Trial Period and Guarantee

Casper offers a 100-night sleep trial for the Casper mattress.

  1. This sleep trial does not include a mandatory break-in period. Customers may return their mattress for a full refund at any point during the 100-night period.
  2. Casper will coordinate free mattress pickup for customers who request returns and cover all related shipping and transportation costs.
  3. Additional return charges may apply for customers who purchase their mattress from Amazon.com and other third-party retailers, rather than buying directly from Casper.
  4. Mattress exchanges are available, as well. Exchanging for a different mattress size or color will nullify the remaining trial period, while exchanging for a different Casper model will result in a new 100-night trial.

Warranty

Casper offers a 10-year nonprorated warranty:

  1. This warranty is entirely nonprorated.
  2. Mattresses not used with a firm, supportive foundation will result in a voided warranty.
  3. Casper covers all shipping and transportation costs associated with mattress repairs and replacements.
  4. The warranty will cover the following defects:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring 1″ or deeper.
    • Physical flaws that cause mattress materials to split or crack.
    • Cover zipper defects.
  5. The warranty will not cover the following:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring less than 1″ deep.
    • Burns, cuts, tears, stains, and other forms of physical damage resulting from misuse.
    • Repair or replacement requests that occur due to changes in the owner’s comfort preferences.
  6. This warranty is non-transferable, and is exclusively available to original owners who purchase the mattress from Casper or an authorized retailer. Those who buy or acquire the mattress from the original owner or non-authorized sellers will not qualify for warranty coverage.

Delivery Policy

The delivery policy for Casper mattresses is as follows:

  1. After placing their order, most customers receive their Casper in two to seven business days.
  2. Casper offers free standard delivery through UPS, as well as White Glove delivery for a flat rate of $149. White Glove delivery includes in-home mattress assembly and old mattress removal upon request.

How Is the Mattress Shipped?: Compressed and shipped in a box.
Where Do They Ship?: Anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.
Delivery Fee: Standard delivery is free; White Glove delivery is $149.

Old Mattress Removal

Old mattress removal is included with White Glove delivery upon request at no additional charge beyond the flat $149 charge. However, old mattress removal is not offered with standard deliveries.

Saatva

Sleep trial 120 nights
Refund Full minus $99 transportation fee
Warranty 15 years, partially prorated
Where do they ship? The contiguous U.S. and Canada
Trial period, warranty, and delivery details

Trial Period and Guarantee

Saatva offers a 120-night sleep trial for the Saatva mattress.

  1. This sleep trial does not include a mandatory break-in period. Customers may return their mattress for a refund at any point of the 120-night trial.
  2. The sleep trial begins on the date of delivery.
  3. All returns will incur a flat transportation fee of $99.
  4. Exchanges are offered for different mattress sizes during the 120-night period; exchanges will also incur a transportation charge of $99.

Warranty

Saatva offers a 15-year warranty:

  1. This warranty is partially prorated. For the first two years, Saatva will repair or replace mattresses with defects at no extra cost to the owner. During years 3 to 15, Saatva will repair and re-cover the mattress for a flat transportation fee of $99 each way.
  2. Additionally, Saatva offers the ‘Fairness Replacement Option.’ As part of this option, customers can choose to replace a defective mattress rather than have it repaired. Replacements are priced at 30% of the original price during years 3 to 5, 50% during years 6 to 10, and 75% during years 11 to 15. Saatva covers all shipping and transportation costs  and owners are also allowed to keep the original mattress at no extra charge.
  3. Saatva will void the warranty if the mattress is used with a metal frame with fewer than four to five legs; center support is also required for sizes Queen and larger. However, Saatva will not void the warranty if the mattress is used with a platform bed.
  4. The warranty will cover the following defects:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring one inch (1″) or deeper.
  5. The warranty will not cover the following:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface that do not measure one inch (1″) or deeper.
    • Burns, cuts, tears, stains, and other types of physical damage resulting from misuse or neglect.
  6. This warranty is non-transferable. It is exclusively available to original owners who purchase their mattress from Saatva or an authorized retailer. Those who buy or acquire their mattress from the original owner or a non-authorized retailer are not eligible for warranty coverage.

Delivery Policy

The delivery policy for Saatva mattresses is as follows:

  1. Saatva delivers mattresses to the contiguous U.S., but not to Alaska, Hawaii, or overseas U.S. territories.
  2. All Saatva mattress orders qualify for free White Glove delivery, which includes in-home mattress assembly and old mattress removal at no extra charge. White Glove teams contact customers prior to delivery, at which point they are given a four-hour delivery window.
  3. Expedited shipping is available upon request.

How Is the Mattress Shipped?: Saatva mattresses are not compressed for shipping.
Where Do They Ship?: Anywhere in the contiguous U.S. or Canada.
Delivery Fee: Free White Glove delivery is offered to all customers. This service includes in-home assembly and old mattress removal.

Old Mattress Removal

Old mattress removal is available for customers at no extra cost as part of Saatva’s White Glove delivery offer.

Our Recommendations

Choose the Casper if...
  • You prefer a bed with an average to below-average profile
  • You want a mattress that offers ‘Medium’ firmness and conforms closely
  • You weigh 230 pounds or less
  • You and/or your sleep partner awaken easily due to noise or movement
The Casper may not be suitable if...
  • You want a firmer mattress that offers minimal conforming
  • You weigh more than 230 pounds
Choose the Saatva if...
  • You like sleeping on thicker-than-average beds
  • You tend to sleep hot
  • You prefer extra padding in the comfort layer of your mattress
  • You and/or your sleep partner awaken easily due to movement or noise
The Saatva may not be suitable if...
  • You like sleeping on beds with average to below-average thickness profiles
  • You prefer foam or latex beds over models with springs

Additional Information

Choosing the right mattress for you can be a difficult decision. Tuck.com strives to help mattress shoppers evaluate different models and decide which product best meets their needs and preferences. To learn more about how we compare products, please visit our Mattress Methodology page.

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