Casper v. Tuft & Needle – Our 2019 Mattress Comparison Guide

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Quick Summary – Casper vs. T&N Mattress

Casper was founded in 2014. Its flagship mattress, the Casper, features a three-tiered comfort system consisting of polyfoam and memory foam layers, along with a high-density polyfoam support core. In terms of firmness, the Casper is ‘Medium,’ or 5.5 on the 1-10 firmness scale.

Tuft & Needle launched in 2012. The brand’s flagship bed, the T&N Mattress, is an all-polyfoam mattress with a 2.8 PCF comfort layer and a 1.8 PCF high-density base. The T&N Mattress is considered ‘Medium Firm,’ or 6.5.

Please note: Casper and Leesa both sell other mattresses in addition to their flagship beds.

  • Casper sells two other beds: the Casper Essential, a memory foam mattress; and the Casper Wave, a memory foam and latex mattress.
  • Tuft & Needle offers the Mint Mattress, an all-polyfoam bed with a gel polyfoam comfort layer and a high-density support core.

This guide will exclusively look at the Casper and T&N Mattress. For more information about other mattresses from these brands, please check out our Casper Mattress Reviews and Tuft & Needle Mattress Reviews pages.

The Casper and T&N Mattress provide comparable levels of pressure relief and motion isolation, and both beds are virtually silent when bearing weight. However, these beds differ in terms of composition, firmness, and price-point, among other factors. This guide will compare the unique pros and cons of both beds, as well as the individual policies and overall reputation of each brand.

Casper mattresses are great for…

  • Sleepers who weigh 230 pounds or less
  • Those who frequently experience aches and pains in their neck, shoulders, and/or lower back
  • Couples

 

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T&N Mattresses are great for…

  • Side, back, stomach, or combination sleepers
  • Those who weigh at least 130 pounds
  • Sleepers who prefer mattresses that conform to a moderate degree

 

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Casper vs. Tuft & Needle: 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
  • $1,195.00/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 accurate 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.

T&N Mattress
Foam
Medium Firm
Inexpensive
Good for Back Pain
Back
Full mattress details

Mattress Specs

  • 6.5
  • 100 nights
  • 10 Year, Non-prorated
  • online
  • 72 lbs
  • Foam
  • $595/Queen
  • Free

Sleep Rating

Durability
Good

T&N Mattresses are designed to perform for six to seven years, which is on par with similar models. The mattresses have been sold for less than five years, and longevity past the five-year mark has not been evaluated, but owners report minimal sagging and deterioration.

Motion Isolation
Very Good

Although T&N Mattresses contain no memory foam, customer reports indicate that the sleep surface absorbs and reduces motion transfer to a significant extent.

Conforming
Very Good

The T&N Mattress provides above-average pain and pressure relief compared to owners of other all-polyfoam mattress models.

Sex
Fair

T&N Mattresses are somewhat bouncy, but they may not be responsive enough for some couples.

Temperature Neutrality
Good

A small number of T&N Mattress owners claim their mattress sleeps excessively hot, but most say temperature neutrality is not a significant issue.

Off-gassing
Good

Some off-gassing is to be expected with the T&N Mattress, but these odors will dissipate rather quickly.

Edge Support
Fair

Edge support is questionable with the T&N Mattress and sinkage may occur along the perimeter of the bed.

Noise
Excellent

T&N Mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

Sizes and Pricing

The table below lists current prices for the Casper and T&N Mattress models in each available size.

Size Casper T&N Mattress
Twin $695 $350
Twin XL $745 $395
Full $1,050 $495
Queen $1,195 $595
King $1,495 $750
California King $1,495 $750

Mattress Construction

Next let’s look at how the Casper and T&N Mattress models are made. The table below lists firmness, thickness, weight, and composition specs for both beds.

Specification Casper T&N Mattress
Firmness 5.5 (Medium) 6.5 (Medium Firm)
Thickness 9 1/2″ 10″
Weight (Queen) 71 lbs. 72 lbs.
Support Core Components 5″ 1.8 PCF HD Polyfoam 7″ 1.8 PCF HD Polyfoam
Comfort Layer Components 1 1/2″ Polyfoam
1 1/2″ 4 PCF Memory Foam
1 1/2″ 2 PCF Polyfoam
3″ 2.8 PCF Polyfoam
Cover Composition Polyester Rayon and Polyester Blend

How is the Casper built?

The Casper’s three-layer comfort system is built with top and bottom layers of polyfoam and a middle layer of memory foam. These layers provide ‘Medium’ firmness that balances body conforming and sturdy support. A high-density polyfoam base layer reinforces the bed and helps maintain an even, supportive sleep surface. It also has a soft polyester cover.

The Casper weighs 71 pounds in a Queen size, which is light even by memory foam mattress standards. This makes the bed exceptionally light and easy to lift and rotate as recommended. The bed’s all-foam construction also enables the Casper to isolate motion transfer very well; the mattress is also virtually silent when bearing weight.

How is the T&N Mattress built?

The all-polyfoam T&N Mattress has two individual layers: a 2.8 PCF comfort layer and a 1.8 PCF high-density support core. The mattress is ‘Medium Firm’ and provides some conforming but will not hug the body very closely or sink beneath the sleeper’s weight. Like the Casper, the T&N Mattress also isolates motion transfer to a noticeable extent and produces no noise.

The mattress also has a breathable cover made from rayon and polyester, which helps the bed sleep cool and comfortable for most. It weighs 72 pounds in a Queen size, which is also fairly light compared to the average mattress.

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
T&N Mattress
Side
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Side
FAIR
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
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
FAIR
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD

Casper Sleeper Ratings

The Casper’s three-layer comfort system offers good conforming, improved spinal alignment, and pressure point relief, according to sleepers. Its ‘Medium’ firmness makes it optimal for those in the average weight group (130 to 230 pounds), as well as side and back sleepers. Other key strengths include strong motion isolation and no noise.

T&N Mattress Sleeper Ratings

The T&N Mattress is ‘Medium Firm’ and provides moderate conforming and pressure relief for sleepers who weigh at least 130 pounds. The bed earned particularly high ratings from those in the heavy weight group (more than 230 pounds); this demographic often complains of excessive sinking and uneven support with all-foam beds. The T&N Mattress also isolates motion transfer very well and makes no noise. It sleeps cooler than many of its all-foam competitors, as well.

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 require a break-in period. Customers may return the mattress for a full refund at any point of the 100-night trial.
  2. In the event of a return, Casper will coordinate the removal of the mattress from the customer’s residence.
  3. Full refunds are provided for all returns if the mattress is ordered from Casper. Those who buy their mattress from Amazon.com and other third-party retailers may need to pay additional fees.
  4. Exchanges are offered during the 100-night trial. Exchanging for different mattress sizes or colors of the same mattress will void the remaining sleep trial; exchanging for a different Casper mattress model will necessitate a new 100-night trial.

Warranty

Casper offers a 10-year nonprorated warranty:

  1. This warranty is entirely nonprorated.
  2. The warranty will be voided if the mattress is not used with a firm, supportive foundation.
  3. Casper covers all shipping costs related to repairing or replacing a defective mattress.
  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. It is only 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. Most customers receive their mattress within two to seven business days after placing their order.
  2. In addition to standard UPS delivery, which is free of charge, Casper offers White Glove delivery – including in-home mattress assembly – for a flat rate of $149.

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 of charge, while in-home assembly is $149.

Old Mattress Removal

Old mattress removal is available for those who select in-home assembly; there is no extra charge beyond the $149 flat fee. Old mattress removal is not offered with standard deliveries.

T&N Mattress

Sleep trial 100 nights
Refund Full
Warranty 10 years, nonprorated
Where do they ship? All 50 states
Trial period, warranty, and delivery details

Trial Period and Guarantee

Tuft & Needle offers a 100-night sleep trial for the T&N Mattress.

  1. This sleep trial does not require a break-in period. Customers may return their mattress at any point during the 100-night trial.
  2. In the event of a return, Tuft & Needle does not refund shipping charges for customers in Alaska or Hawaii.
  3. If a return is requested, Tuft & Needle will cover all costs pertaining to the mattress pickup.
  4. The 100-night sleep trial is exclusively offered to customers who purchase their T&N Mattress from Tuft & Needle or Huckberry. Those who buy their mattress from Amazon.com or other third-party retailers should defer to the seller’s sleep trial, not Tuft & Needle’s.
  5. Tuft & Needle offers one sleep trial per household per year.

Warranty

Tuft & Needle offers a 10-year nonprorated warranty:

  1. This warranty is entirely nonprorated.
  2. Tuft & Needle will void the warranty if the mattress is not used with a firm, solid foundation, or if the mattress leaves the U.S.
  3. The warranty will cover the following defects:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring three-quarters of an inch (3/4″) or deeper.
    • Physical flaws in the mattress that cause the foam to split or crack.
    • Manufacturing defects in the cover, including broken zippers and unraveling seams.
  4. The warranty will not cover the following:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring less than three-quarters of an inch (3/4″) deep.
    • Burns, cuts, stains, discolorations, and other forms of damage that occur due to misuse or neglect.
  5. This warranty is non-transferable. It is exclusively available to original owners who purchase their mattress from Tuft & Needle or an authorized retailer, such as Huckberry or Amazon.com. Those who buy or acquire their mattress from the original owner or a non-authorized retailer will not qualify for warranty coverage.

Delivery Policy

The delivery policy for T&N Mattresses is as follows:

  1. Most customers receive their T&N Mattress in three to seven business days after placing their order.
  2. In addition to free standard shipping, Tuft & Needle offers same-day shipping in certain locations for a flat fee of $50. All same-day deliveries are made between 4pm and 930pm.
  3. A signature is not required for home deliveries.

How Is the Mattress Shipped?: Compressed and shipped in a box.
Where Do They Ship?: All 50 states
Delivery Fee: Standard deliveries are free within the lower 48 states, but additional shipping charges will apply for orders sent to Alaska or Hawaii. Same-day shipping is $50 where available.

Old Mattress Removal

Tuft & Needle does not offer old mattress removal.

Our Recommendations

Choose the Casper if…
  • You experience frequent aches and pains
  • You weigh 230 pounds or less
  • You want a bed that conforms closely
  • You and/or your sleep partner awaken easily due to movement or noise
The Casper may not be suitable if...
  • You weigh more than 230 pounds
  • You want a bed that feels firmer and conforms less
Choose the T&N Mattress if...
  • You prefer a firmer mattress that conforms to a moderate extent
  • You weigh at least 130 pounds
  • You are looking for a bed with a below-average price-point
  • You and/or your sleep partner awaken easily due to movement or noise
The T&N Mattress may not be suitable if...
  • You want a mattress that is ‘Medium’ or softer
  • You weigh less than 130 pounds

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.