Casper matress review?

I purchased our third Casper mattress yesterday, and this time it’s for my own bed. I’m considering reviewing it, if there’s any interest.

Conversation 35 comments

  • jimchamplin

    Premium Member
    01 July, 2018 - 10:23 am

    <p>I’m curious. I’ve heard folks talk about them, and of course Zarian plugs ‘em. Count me in for wanting to hear about it!</p>

  • goodbar

    Premium Member
    01 July, 2018 - 10:38 am

    <p>I'd be curious. You a side sleeper???</p>

  • jblank46

    01 July, 2018 - 7:16 pm

    <p>I’ve had one for a couple years now, like it a lot but find it to be a lot firmer than I expected.</p><p><br></p><p>I also got Hullo pillows to go with it. It’s another startup that makes pillows filled with buckwheat hulls like they do in some Asian countries. Best purchase I ever made, this thing saved my neck!</p>

  • Daekar

    01 July, 2018 - 8:09 pm

    <p>I bought one based on the ads on the various TWiT podcasts. I really love mine, but even though I am already a convert I'd love to see a Paul-style review anyway.</p>

  • George Rae

    02 July, 2018 - 1:26 am

    <p>Yes please, you and I are similar in size, I'm a side sleeper so if you are Paul, please comment on that. </p>

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    02 July, 2018 - 7:55 am

    <p>Regarding side-sleeping, I'm a poor sleeper: I move around a lot between side, back, and front. </p>

  • Polycrastinator

    02 July, 2018 - 9:19 am

    <p>Sure, why not. Although the difficulty in assessing vs. different mattresses given how rare replacing those are I'd imagine is a challenge.</p>

  • Lord baal

    02 July, 2018 - 9:41 am

    <p>Casper is expensive. I can go to my local mom and pop mattress store, and get one for half the prices of a casper. And that would include the price of shipping.</p><p>And it would be the same quality.</p>

    • DLF

      02 July, 2018 - 10:45 am

      <blockquote><a href="#287707"><em>In reply to Lordbaal:</em></a></blockquote><p>Queen-sized is the same price as a Stearns and Foster at my local mattress store. If you can get that level of quality for half that price, incl. shipping, then you're certainly a better shopper than I am….</p>

    • Lauren Glenn

      11 July, 2018 - 3:02 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#287707"><em>In reply to Lordbaal:</em></a></blockquote><p>Yes, but can you put it in a hatchback when you move? I was thinking of getting a Casper because my current one is about 7 years old and it is starting to cause me pain after I wake up</p>

  • dcdevito

    02 July, 2018 - 9:54 am

    <p>My wife insisted on ordering a Leesa (instead of a Casper) 2 years ago, based on online reviews. Two years later I'm not thrilled with it, I'd be curious to read your review on Casper actually. </p>

  • madthinus

    Premium Member
    02 July, 2018 - 11:31 am

    <p>What about a video review? </p>

  • justincrawford

    02 July, 2018 - 11:48 am

    <p>Does it really come in a box? That's really weird. </p>

    • Paul Thurrott

      Premium Member
      03 July, 2018 - 7:29 am

      <blockquote><a href="#287752"><em>In reply to justincrawford:</em></a></blockquote><p>Yeah. It opens up and expands like an inflatable boat.</p>

  • maethorechannen

    Premium Member
    02 July, 2018 - 12:21 pm

    <p>I'm interested. I'm thinking of getting one, but it's 650 quid and all I know about them is from the ads.</p>

    • phytio

      Premium Member
      03 July, 2018 - 2:18 am

      <blockquote><a href="#287760"><em>In reply to maethorechannen:</em></a></blockquote><p>Besides the code that you can use from What the Tech (Andrew), there are often other promotions that take off even more money – I think I got about £80 off mine. </p>

  • pderosa

    02 July, 2018 - 3:54 pm

    <p>Write a serious review of it and then also write a review of it like it is an Apple product.</p>

  • AnOldAmigaUser

    Premium Member
    02 July, 2018 - 4:05 pm

    <p>Only if it has a pen loop.</p>

  • Simard57

    02 July, 2018 - 4:36 pm

    <p>is it SmartHome compatible</p><p><br></p>

  • Musikerie

    03 July, 2018 - 2:07 am

    <p>Heavily promoted online – an impartial review would be useful</p>

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    03 July, 2018 - 7:30 am

    <p>The mattress arrives Thursday. I'll figure something out for a write-up…</p>

    • Simard57

      03 July, 2018 - 8:57 am

      <blockquote><a href="#288037"><em>In reply to paul-thurrott:</em></a></blockquote><p>unboxing video!</p><p><br></p>

    • George Rae

      03 July, 2018 - 9:51 am

      <blockquote><a href="#288037"><em>In reply to paul-thurrott:</em></a><em> </em></blockquote><blockquote><em>Did you get the Casper foundation or what base are you using. My college floor sleeping days are ancient history. Given how heavy Casper promotes on podcasts and the web, is this a work of love or something else? </em></blockquote><p><br></p>

  • Jules Wombat

    03 July, 2018 - 8:14 am

    <p>Yep I would be interested in the battery life.</p>

  • Rick Foux

    03 July, 2018 - 9:51 am

    <p>I'd love to hear a review. I'm in the market for a new mattress.</p>

  • redstar92

    09 July, 2018 - 8:14 am

    <p>Wish I knew you were in a market for a new mattress, should have went with a Sleep Number. Especially if you are worried about firmness of the foam like you stated to Andrew on WTT 406. Adjustable firmness and actual technology embedded.</p>

    • AnOldAmigaUser

      Premium Member
      09 July, 2018 - 9:45 am

      <blockquote><a href="#289629"><em>In reply to redstar92:</em></a></blockquote><p>As someone who sleeps on a Sleep Number, and has for 5+ years, they are not all they are cracked up to be. If you and your spousal unit have different settings (say 100 and 35 for instance), then for the person on the firm side, rolling towards the middle of the bed can result in something akin to falling off the edge of the Grand Canyon in the middle of the night, followed by the sharp elbows of the person you have fallen on.</p><p>The most comfortable mattress I ever had was a super firm Dixie Foam mattress. They have more styles now, but the one I had was the base level and it retails for about $1,180 (queen size) now, which is a bit more than the Casper.</p>

      • redstar92

        11 July, 2018 - 12:15 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#289638"><em>In reply to AnOldAmigaUser:</em></a></blockquote><p><br></p><p>This cratering has been fixed in the new beds (in the past 4 years)</p>

        • AnOldAmigaUser

          Premium Member
          11 July, 2018 - 11:24 pm

          <blockquote><a href="#290628"><em>In reply to redstar92:</em></a></blockquote><p>I still see reviews stating that people can feel the divider. I would be much happier with it if there was a single air chamber. I like an air mattress, and could probably adjust to whatever number was mutually acceptable (what my wife wants), but I really do not like the divider and two air chambers. </p><p>Not ready to go out and get a new mattress, but if I were, I would be looking at the foam mattresses.</p>

  • Jay

    09 July, 2018 - 12:24 pm

    <p>Yes please!</p>

  • Jules Wombat

    12 July, 2018 - 3:49 pm

    <p>No thanks :)</p>

  • Minke

    12 July, 2018 - 6:15 pm

    <p>Most mattresses are ridiculously overpriced. I've almost never purchased anything except for the absolute cheapest possible one from the nearest convenient store that will fit the bed, and I've never been very disappointed. Of course, I can sleep anywhere, on anything, and have done so. Right now I'm sleeping on a futon that I found dumped at the curb in front of a house. Spend your money on something useful and get a cheap mattress.</p>

  • jlmerrill

    13 July, 2018 - 2:35 am

    <p>There are few out there that are the same as Casper and cheaper. Tuft &amp; Needle being one. Still I think overpriced.</p>

  • Martin Pelletier

    Premium Member
    23 July, 2018 - 11:34 pm

    <p>I would like to see one yes. </p>

  • Paul Thurrott

    Premium Member
    24 July, 2018 - 1:57 am

    <p>The (mini) review is available here:</p><p>So this thread is closed, thanks!</p>


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