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Casper was established in 2014. The brand’s flagship mattress, the Casper, features three foam comfort layers and a support core made of high-density polyfoam. Its firmness is considered ‘Medium,’ or a 5.5 on the 1-10 firmness scale. Casper has since introduced two additional models. The Casper Essential is a memory foam mattress that is considered ‘Firm’ (7.5); and the Casper Wave is a memory foam and latex mattress that is considered ‘Medium Soft’ (4.5).
Tempur-Pedic has sold mattresses since 1992. The brand currently offers 11 individual models. These include models that make up three exclusive collections – Cloud, Contour, and Adapt – and the GrandBed, a standalone model. Firmness and thickness settings vary by model. All 11 Tempur-Pedic mattresses are available as all-foam memory foam beds; two mattresses in the Adapt collection are also sold as hybrids.
Both Casper and Tempur-Pedic offer mattresses with varying thickness, firmness, and composition settings in order to accommodate a wide range of sleepers. However, the beds differ significantly between each brand. This page will compare the unique pros and cons of each Casper and Tempur-Pedic mattress, as well as customer policies for both companies.
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|Tempur-Pedic – Cloud|
|Tempur-Pedic – Contour|
|Tempur-Pedic – GrandBed|
First let’s compare prices for all Casper and Tempur-Pedic mattresses. The first table lists current price-points for all three Casper models in each available size.
|Model||Twin||Twin XL||Full||Queen||King||California King|
The next table lists current prices for all Tempur-Pedic mattresses. Please note the limited size availability for some models.
|Tempur-Pedic Series||Model||Twin||Twin Long||Double||Queen||King||Split King||Cali King||Split Cali|
|Cloud Supreme Breeze||N/A||$3,299||$3,649||$3,799||$4,499||$6,598||$4,499||$6,598|
|Cloud Luxe Breeze||N/A||$4,299||N/A||$4,799||$5,499||$8,598||$5,499||$8,598|
|Contour Rhapsody Luxe||N/A||$3,299||N/A||$3,799||$4,499||$6,598||$4,499||$6,598|
|Contour Elite Breeze||N/A||$3,799||N/A||$4,299||$4,999||$7,598||$4,999||$7,598|
Now let’s see how these beds are constructed. The following table lists firmness, thickness, and composition specs for all Casper and Tempur-Pedic mattresses. Please note that Tempur-Pedic does not disclose certain mattress specifications, including individual layer thickness or foam density; the same is true for Casper regarding the Casper Essential.
|Mattress Brand||Mattress Model||Firmness Options||Thickness||Support Core Components||Comfort Layer Components||Cover Components|
|Casper||Casper||5.5 (Medium)||9 1/2″||5″ 1.8 PCF HD Polyfoam||1 1/2″ Polyfoam
1 1/2″ 4 PCF Memory Foam
1 1/2″ 2 PCF Polyfoam
|Casper Essential||7.5 (Firm)||8 1/2″||HD Polyfoam||Polyfoam
|Casper Wave||4.5 (Medium Soft)||11 1/2″||5 1/2″ HD Polyfoam||1″ Polyfoam
1 1/2″ Blended Latex
1 1/2″ Memory Foam
1 1/2″ Polyfoam
|Tempur-Pedic||Cloud Elite||3 (Soft)||12 1/2″||Polyfoam||Memory Foam||Polyester|
|Cloud Luxe||3 (Soft||13 1/2″||Polyfoam||Memory Foam||Polyester|
|Cloud Supreme Breeze||3 (Soft)||11 1/2″||Polyfoam||Memory Foam||Polyester|
|Cloud Luxe Breeze||3 (Soft)||13 1/2″||Polyfoam||Memory Foam||Polyester|
|Contour Elite||7 (Firm)||12 1/2″||Polyfoam||Memory Foam||Polyester|
|Contour Rhapsody Luxe||7 (Firm)||13 1/2″||Polyfoam||Memory Foam||Polyester|
|Contour Elite Breeze||7 (Firm)||12 1/2″||Polyfoam||Memory Foam||Polyester|
|ProAdapt (Foam)||3 (Soft)
|Memory Foam||‘SmartClimate’ Dual-Layer Removable Cover|
|ProAdapt (Hybrid)||5 (Medium)||12″||Pocketed Coils||Memory Foam||‘SmartClimate’ Dual-Layer Removable Cover|
|Memory Foam||‘SmartClimate’ Dual-Layer Removable Cover|
|Adapt (Foam)||5 (Medium)||11″||Polyfoam (Solid)||Memory Foam||‘SmartClimate’ Dual-Layer Removable Cover|
|Adapt (Hybrid)||5 (Medium)||11″||Pocketed Coils||Memory Foam||‘SmartClimate’ Dual-Layer Removable Cover|
|GrandBed||4 (Medium Soft)||15″||Polyfoam||Memory Foam||Silk and Cashmere|
The Casper has a three-layer comfort system consisting of top and bottom polyfoam layers and a middle memory foam layer. These components create a ‘Medium’ (5.5) feel and offer close body conforming that is optimal for sleepers weighing between 130 and 230 pounds, as well as side sleepers. The support core, made of high-density polyfoam, reinforces the bed and helps prevent sagging in the sleep surface. At 9 1/2″ thick, the Casper is slightly less thick than the average mattress.
The Casper Essential is made with three layers: comfort layers of polyfoam and memory foam, followed by a high-density polyfoam base. It is considered ‘Firm’ (7.5), making it most suitable for sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds – particularly back and stomach sleepers – as well as lighter people who prefer firmer surfaces. The Casper Essential measures 8 1/2″ thick, giving it a lower-than-average profile.
The Casper Wave is Casper’s only bed with a latex comfort layer. Additionally, it contains comfort layers of polyfoam and memory foam; the bed offers a ‘Medium Soft’ feel with deep contouring that is best suited for lighter people and side sleepers. The mattress also has a high-density polyfoam support core for added reinforcement. The Casper Wave has a thicker-than-average profile of 11 1/2″.
All 11 of Tempur-Pedic’s current mattresses are available as memory foam beds with the same basic construction: a polyester cover, at least one memory foam comfort layer, and a high-density polyfoam support core. However, they differ from one another in terms of thickness and firmness.
Mattresses in the Cloud series are all considered ‘Soft’ (3). These beds range in thickness from 11 1/2″ to 13 1/2″. Likewise, all mattresses in the Contour series are considered ‘Firm’ (7). They range in thickness from 12 1/2″ to 13 1/2″.
Models in the Adapt series offer the most variations. The ProAdapt (12″) is available in ‘Soft’ (3), ‘Medium’ (5), and ‘Firm’ (7) settings; the LuxeAdapt (13″) is available in ‘Soft’ (3) and ‘Firm’ (7) settings; and the Adapt is available in the ‘Medium’ (5) setting. Additionally, the ProAdapt and Adapt are sold as hybrids that substitute pocketed coils for the high-density support core. Both hybrids are also considered ‘Medium’ (5).
Lastly, the GrandBed has the same memory foam comfort layer and high-density polyfoam base of other Tempur-Pedic all-foam models, but its cover is made from silk and cashmere. The GrandBed measures 15″ thick. As you can see, all of Tempur-Pedic’s current mattresses have thicker-than-average profiles – significantly so, in some cases.
Each Casper mattress is best suited for different types of sleepers. The flagship Casper model offers a ‘Medium’ feel and slightly lower profile, making it ideal for sleepers in the average weight group (130 to 230 pounds), as well as side sleepers. The Casper Essential has a ‘Firm’ feel and low profile that best serves heavier individuals who don’t mind shorter beds (including back and stomach sleepers). And the Casper Wave features a ‘Medium Soft’ surface that provides close conforming for lighter individuals. All three Casper mattresses provide great motion isolation and do not make any noise when bearing weight.
Like Casper, the sleeper ratings for Tempur-Pedic vary by model. Mattresses in the Cloud series are best suited for lighter people seeking a bed that conforms very closely, due to their ‘Soft’ settings. The Contour series features ‘Firm’ mattresses that provide sufficient support for heavier people. The Adapt series includes two mattresses with multiple firmness options, as well as two hybrid options; these beds should collectively accommodate most sleepers regardless of their weight or preferred position. The GrandBed is also suitable for lighter individuals, provided they don’t mind sleeping on an exceptionally thick bed. All Tempur-Pedic mattresses isolate motion transfer very well and won’t make any noise. They are also more durable than beds from many of the brand’s all-foam competitors; the expected lifespan for a Tempur-Pedic mattress is at least seven years.
Sleep trial 100 nights
Warranty 10 years, nonprorated
Where do they ship? Anywhere in the U.S. and Canada
Casper offers a 100-night sleep trial for the Casper, Casper Essential, and Casper Wave mattresses.
Casper offers a 10-year nonprorated warranty:
The delivery policy for Casper mattresses is as follows:
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 is included with White Glove delivery at no additional charge beyond the flat $149 fee. However, old mattress removal is not available with standard deliveries.
Sleep trial 90 nights
Warranty 10 years, nonprorated
Where do they ship? All 50 states and Puerto Rico
Tempur-Pedic offers a 90-night sleep trial for all current mattress models.
Tempur-Pedic offers a 10-year nonprorated warranty for all current mattresses:
The delivery policy for Tempur-Pedic mattresses is as follows:
How Is the Mattress Shipped?: Wrapped in plastic but not compressed.
Where Do They Ship?: All 50 states and Puerto Rico
Delivery Fee: White Glove delivery is free for customers in the contiguous U.S.; customers in Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico pay a flat fee of $600 for full White Glove delivery.
Old mattress removal is included in Tempur-Pedic’s White Glove delivery service at no extra charge, regardless of the customer’s address.
Visit our Tempur-Pedic Mattress Review to learn more.