Purple Hybrid Mattress Review 2021 – Is It a Good Mattress?

The Purple Mattress is the flagship mattress model from Purple. This mattress provides a traditional sleeping experience for those looking for a traditional innerspring mattress, but with the benefits of foam support.

The Purple Grid is the brand’s signature move, and the one that got them to where they are today. While additional comfort/support materials are available on Purple models, it is this grid that made the brand so well-known. The grid allows the mattress to conform to your body shape and weight distribution while still providing ample support in key areas such as the lumbar region and shoulders.

In this Purple Hybrid Mattress Review, learn why we think it is one of the best mattresses you can buy. We have evaluated based on affordability, construction, design and comfort.

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The Purple Mattress and the Purple Hybrid consist of two layers. One is a 2-inch thick layer of what Purple calls its “Hyper-Elastic Polymer Grid,” which creates a “comfort and bounce,” according to the company. While this comfort layer is “perfect for everyday use,” it might not be enough cushioning for larger people.

  • Support – 4.5/5
  • Cooling – 4.5/5
  • Motion Transfer – 3/5
  • Durability – 4.5/5
  • Trial period – 3.5/5
  • Warranty – 3/5
  • Those who tend to sleep hot
  • People who suffer from pressure points
  • Those who weigh under 230 pounds
  • Restless sleepers may prefer a mattress with a reinforced edge.
  • The floating feel of the Purple Grid may not appeal to users who like the hug of memory foam.
  • Over-230-pound stomach sleepers may sink in too deeply for optimal spinal alignment.

Purple Hybrid Premier

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The Purple Hybrid and the Purple Hybrid Premier each provide a unique foundation layer. The 3-inch comfort layer of the Purple Hybrid Premier offers increased contouring and sinkage but only a small increase in firmness. The 4-inch comfort layer of this model is more versatile than the 3-inch layer. It offers deep contouring, a medium firmness level, and more support.

  • Support – 5/5
  • Cooling – 5/5
  • Motion Transfer – 3/5
  • Durability – 5/5
  • Trial period – 3.5/5
  • Warranty – 3/5
  • Those who tend to sleep hot
  • People who suffer from pressure points
  • Customers who need help setting up their mattress
  • Side sleepers
  • The Purple Hybrid Premier may not be suitable for those who sit or sleep near the bed’s edge.
  • Sleepers who prefer a cushioned mattress may not find the Purple Grid suitable.
  • Stomach sleepers may find that their waists sink in too far if they weigh over 230 pounds.
  • The Purple Hybrid Premier may be prohibitively expensive for budget shoppers

Purple Hybrid Mattress Review – Our Honest Evaluation

Although the Purple Hybrid and the Purple Hybrid Premier use very different types of comfort layers, both mattresses have some features in common. Both models are made with the same hyper-elastic polymer that Purple uses to make their beds. These unique materials conform to your sleeping position without trapping heat. This makes them a great option for sleepers who tend to wake up overheated.

The Purple Cloud mattress is Purple’s original hybrid model. The cover of the mattress is composed of polyester, spandex, and viscose. A plush layer of gel memory foam lies on top of this stretchy cover. The memory foam layer cuddles the sleeper while also being able to contour to the unique shape of his or her body.

It is an innovative mattress, which has engineered a unique foaming process to address common complaints about mattresses. The manufacturer uses its signature hyper-elastic polymer in several layers of the mattress to give sleepers comfort and support, while also promoting air circulation. These materials have been specifically engineered for use in this product to improve sleep quality.


Purple Mattress Construction

The Purple Mattress is a new sleep technology designed to help you get the sleep you deserve. It features a 2-inch comfort layer of the company’s proprietary buckling-column gel, a polyfoam transition layer, and a pocketed coil support layer.


Mattress Prices and Sizing

The Purple Hybrid is available in four non-split sizes. While the list price of these mattresses may vary by up to $100 depending on the size, they almost always come with free pillows.

The Purple Hybrid Mattress is a really good mattress and is one of the best on the market. If you’re looking for a high-end model that will complement your modern bedroom, the Hybrid mattresses are a great choice. They may not be the best option for everyone, though, as their higher price tag could deter some buyers. 

Despite the high price, the Purple Hybrid Mattress is comparable with other hybrid mattresses on the market. The price of the Purple Hybrid Premier runs above average, but this is to be expected of a luxury model.

The Purple Hybrid and Purple Hybrid Premier are available in most standard sizes but are not available in twin size. Both models are available in split king sizes as well.

While Purple often runs promotions, which can provide discounts or free items with your purchase, we’ve listed their list prices below for each size of the models.

Purple Hybrid

SizesDimensions/Height/WeightPrice
TwinN/AN/A
Twin XL38″ x 80″ | 11 | 77 lbs.$1,299
Full54″ x 76″ | 11 | 106 lbs.$1,499
Queen60″ x 80″ | 11 | 122 lbs.$1,599
King76″ x 80″ | 11 | 149 lbs.$1,899
California King72″ x 84″ | 11 | 148 lbs.$1,899
Split King76″ x 80″ | 11 | Two 77 lb. pieces$2,598

Purple Hybrid Premier

SizesDimensions/Height/WeightPrice
TwinN/AN/A
Twin XL38″ x 80″ | 12″ or 13″| 91 lbs. or 105 lbs.$1,899 or $ 2,499
Full54″ x 76″ | 12″ or 13″| 125 lbs. or 145 lbs.$2,099 or $ 2,699
Queen60″ x 80″ | 12″ or 13″| 145 lbs. or 168 lbs.$2,199 or $ 2,999
King76″ x 80″ | 12″ or 13″| 176 lbs. or 204 lbs.$2,699 or $ 3,499
California King72″ x 84″ | 12″ or 13″| 176 lbs. or 202 lbs.$2,699 or $ 3,499
Split King76″ x 80″ | 12″ or 13″| Two 91 lb. or Two 105 lb. pieces$3,798 or $ 4,998

Mattress Performance

At Purple, motion isolation is a key to our bed’s sleep-friendly design. Our patented grid that cradles the pocketed coils is a huge part of this. Unlike other mattresses, the Purple Hybrid’s grid is specially designed to minimize motion transfer from the surface layer to the sleeping surface.

It may be that the Purple Hybrid is significantly more comfortable than other hybrid beds. However, it can also be that its firmer support offers a better sleeping experience for a greater number of sleepers due to its motion isolation. The addition of the transition layer also helps create an effective pocketed coil construction, and Motion Transfer Lab testing confirms this. The Purple may be able to offer an optimal balance of motion isolation and comfort for all sleepers through the utilization of an extra layer in their construction.

The Purple Hybrid mattress offers a unique feel. This is due to the grid structure, which is composed of columns and scalloped columns that buckle or bend under pressure. These grid sections help achieve two important elements that may appear contradictory at first; the mattress relieves back pain while also contouring to a sleeper’s body.

The Purple Hybrid may not be the right mattress for every sleeper. Those looking for a mattress with a lot of hug, or one that can totally isolate motion transfer, will want to look at other mattresses. The pressure relief and sinkage is great for some sleepers and not so good for others. What makes it unique is that it has excellent pressure relief without being a soft or medium mattress overall.

While hybrid models tend to sleep cooler than all-foam models, the Purple Hybrid sleeps exceptionally cool even compared to other hybrids.

Purple’s temperature neutrality, along with its supportive comfort and pressure relief, makes it a good choice for back pain sufferers. Those in need of a firmer mattress may find it somewhat too soft for their tastes. If you love the Purple Hybrid chances are you will also be drawn to another popular mattress from Purple – the Purple Bed.

One of the most common problems reported by all-foam mattress owners is edge support. The Purple Hybrid, being a hybrid with foam and springs, may have a more sturdy edge than foam mattresses.

The Purple Hybrid, from Purple Mattress, is a hybrid mattress that incorporates both foams and coils into its top layer. This gives it a softer, more comfortable feel on top, while providing support. The softer top foam is topped with a firmer transition layer in order to provide edge support to the mattress.

The Purple Hybrid is not very sensitive to body placement and the material will allow heavy individuals to sink a few extra inches near the edge of the bed.”

The Purple Hybrid mattress is better for back sleepers than side sleepers and offers a balanced feel in terms of pressure relief. The Purple Hybrid tends to produce less hugy, enveloping comfort than other models, so larger individuals may lack the enveloping support they desire.

If you’re the type of person who likes to move around a lot in your sleep, then the Purple Hybrid is definitely worth a test drive. It’s relatively easy to change position and you can do so without sinking too far into the surface of the bed. If you’re looking for a responsive mattress that’s high in pressure relief, but low in sinkage motion transfer, then this might be the hybrid mattress for you.

The Purple Hybrid mattress is designed to offer free movement in all positions with a soft, 1.8-inch comfort layer. The visco elastic memory foam comfort layer has a quick recovery time allowing the mattress to return to its original shape following movement. It is also a very moldable foam which can provide contouring support to pressure points of the body.

The Purple Hybrid may be best for couples seeking a mattress that is quiet and has ample traction. The comfort layer of the mattress contours to an individual’s body and may be less disruptive to sleep than all-foam or innerspring mattresses. The bounce of the coil layer may also help with certain sex positions, which makes this hybrid model appealing to many.

There are many reasons to buy a hybrid fiber-foam mattress. They combine the bounce from an innerspring model with the lower price tag and more eco-friendly qualities of foam mattresses. The Purple Hybrid, in particular, provides a balance between the benefits of all-foam and innerspring models. All-foam models often provide a silent surface, meaning if you need a quieter sleeping surface for your bedroom, the Purple Hybrid may be worth considering. However, the Purple Hybrid’s memory foam top layer contours to the body so it can also be beneficial for those who need extra traction during sex.

Purple’s new hybrid mattress combines three layers to give you the best in comfort, support and cooling all in one mattress. The top layer is a plush gel infused memory foam that contours to your body type. The second layer is a gel memory foam that is designed to provide incredible shaping while offering long-lasting support. The final layer is a base layer that provides durable support and keeps the mattress from sinking too much. We also added an antimicrobial treatment to the cover which helps prevent mold, mildew, or odor causing microbes from getting on the surface of your mattress. This mattress meets CertiPUR-US.

Highlights:

  • Excellent temperature neutrality
  • Additional contouring
  • Two options for firmness and thickness

Sleeping Style and Body Weight – Purple Hybrid

Side Sleepers

For Side Sleepers

The Purple Hybrid mattress is a very unique model, and its hybrid composition stands out from other models. However, The Purple’s memory foam layer is 2 inches thick, making it one of the skimpy soft options available today. As a result, this model will only be an appealing option for sleepers under 130 pounds and less than 6 feet tall. This is especially true for side sleepers, who may experience ample contouring without stiffness or excessive sinkage.

If you’re a side sleeper, there are several reasons to like the Purple Hybrid Mattress. Most noticeably, it supplies very well-balanced support through its minimal use of layers.


back sleepers

For Back Sleepers

 The Purple Mattress gives sleepers a medium-firm feel without excessive pressure on their hips, shoulders, and elbows. The level of comfort it provides is generally consistent across all body types and weights. However, heavier back sleepers, side, and stomach sleepers may find the mattress too firm. They may also experience pressure points forming in areas such as their hips or shoulders if they aren’t positioned very carefully.


stomach sleepers

For Stomach Sleepers

If you need a strong mattress to support your weight, then the Purple Hybrid is probably not the best choice. While stomach sleepers under 130 pounds may find that the mattress is supportive enough, those between 130 and 230 pounds will probably find that their midsections sink in too deeply. While some stomach sleepers over 230 pounds may feel that this mattress is supportive enough, there is a chance that they’ll feel pressure on their shoulders and hips.

Under 130 lbs.130-230 lbs.Above 230 lbs.
Side SleepersExcellentExcellentGood
Back SleepersExcellentExcellentPoor
Stomach SleepersExcellentGoodFair

Purple Hybrid Premier

Side Sleepers

For Side Sleepers

The Purple Hybrid Premier is very thick. This not only improves its motion isolation but also its ability to muffle movement on the surface of the mattress. It may appeal to those who have light sleepers or snorers in their bed who complain about being disturbed by the movement of others in bed with them.

Side sleepers may prefer the Purple Hybrid Premier over the Purple Plush and Purple Original Mattress because the more conforming comfort layers can provide more support for side sleeping positions.


back sleepers

For Back Sleepers

The Purple Hybrid Premier with a 4-inch comfort layer feels soft in all of our pressure mapping tests. The most notable sinkage occurs in the hips and shoulders, where back sleepers may sink in up to 8 and 6 inches, respectively. Not everyone will sink that far into the mattress, so we encourage you to test it out for yourself.

This mattress strikes a nice balance between comfort and support—giving back, side, and stomach sleepers some softness for pressure relief, but overall providing good support. There is also a very nice bounce to the mattress, so you get that initial responsiveness without having to worry too much about feeling stuck or laying on top of a rock—even if you are a heavier back sleeper.


stomach sleepers

For Stomach Sleepers

The Purple Hybrid Premier has a firmer base than the Purple Hybrid. Because stomach sleepers usually need more support, this can be great for them. It should also mean fewer complaints of stuck hips and grooves for side sleepers.

Beyond issues of spinal alignment, the Purple Hybrid Premier’s extra comfort layers may lead stomach sleepers to toss and turn throughout the night. Plush, memory foam bed mattress layers can put pressure on some parts of the body more than others. Many stomach sleepers find that they toss and turn most in response to this pressure, particularly their shoulders and joints near the hips. If you usually end up sleeping on your stomach with your arms raised over your head, for instance, you may find the Purple Hybrid Premier’s extra thick comfort layers to be uncomfortable.

Under 130 lbs.130-230 lbs.Above 230 lbs.
Side SleepersExcellentGoodGood
Back SleepersExcellentExcellentPoor
Stomach SleepersGoodGoodFair

Awards for the Purple Hybrid and Purple Hybrid Premier Mattresses

  • Best Luxury Mattress – Purple Hybrid Premier

FAQ

Purple Hybrid and Purple Hybrid Premier are sold on the Purple website and in select mattress and furniture stores across the United States.

Orders through the Purple website can be shipped to addresses in Canada. The Purple Mattress ships to Canada, but the Purple Hybrid and the Purple Hybrid Premier do not yet ship to Canada.

Purple ships to all addresses within the United States. Shipping is free within the contiguous United States, but fees apply to shipments to Alaska and Hawaii.

Purple Hybrid Mattress is delivered via FedEx and arrives compressed. The owner is responsible to unpack and set up the mattress. The Purple Hybrid Premier includes free White Glove delivery in the contiguous United States. This includes in-home setup and old mattress removal.

Purple Hybrid typically ships within one to two weeks, while Purple Hybrid Premier generally takes two to three weeks to ship.

Purple mattresses come with a 10-year limited warranty. This warranty applies to the original purchaser who purchased the mattress from an authorized seller. It covers indentations greater than 1 inch and splitting where these issues arise from normal use and the mattress is properly supported. Any other terms and conditions apply.

The Purple Hybrid Premier comes with a free White Glove delivery within the contiguous United States, a service that includes old mattress removal. White Glove delivery and old mattress removal are also available for the Purple Hybrid Mattress for $149.

Purple Hybrid and Purple Hybrid Premier mattresses have a 100-night sleep trial. Customers must try the mattress for 21 nights before returning it. After night 21 and before night 100, eligible mattresses can be returned for a full refund of the purchase price.Purple will arrange to pick up the mattress at no charge if the customer chooses to return it.