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Purple Hybrid Mattress Review
Purple Hybrid is a mattress made with foam, coils, and a proprietary gel Grid layer. The price of this mattress can exceed $4,000 CAD.
- Made in the USA
- One firmness option
- Delivered in a bag
- 4 layers
- 11 inches in height
- Twin XL, Queen & King sizes only
- Available online or in select stores
- Proprietary polymer grid
- Free shipping, returns & pickup*
- 100-night trial
- 10-year warranty
*Fees may apply for some remote locations. Money-back returns only available on unopened mattresses within 30 days of delivery.
Why Does Purple Hybrid Score So Low Compared to Other Hybrid Mattresses?
Purple Hybrid Mattress is one of four available mattress models that Purple sells to Canadian shoppers. The unique feature found in all Purple mattresses is the Purple Grid gel polymer layer. With Purple Hybrid, the Grid sits atop a layer of pocketed coils sandwiched between layers of foam.
Purple’s fun advertising and proprietary mattress technology have helped it become one of the most recognizable online mattress brands. So why does this model, Purple Hybrid, get such a low score from Mattress-Reviews.com?
It largely comes down to price. At $3,499 (for a queen), Purple Hybrid rests firmly in the “luxury mattress” category. This Purple model does have the intriguing Grid layer, which feels supportive and springy, and is made from a patented, high-tech material. However, the Mattress-Reviews 25-point grading system awards mattresses that have a fair price AND top features that are important to shoppers.
Simply put, there are plenty of other mattresses that offer similar benefits to the Purple Hybrid mattress for $2,000 less. To add to the risk, Purple does not offer full refunds during their sleep trial period, unlike the majority of other online-based mattress brands; rather, customers who have unboxed their mattresses are eligible only for a one-time exchange during the sleep trial, including related fees and costs for upgrading. And as a relatively new mattress, the Purple Hybrid cannot yet substantiate any long-term durability advantages over other, less expensive mattresses.
In our opinion, the Hybrid Mattress doesn’t offer enough to justify its high cost.
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You'll Like This Mattress If You Want...
- A firmer mattress
- An extremely bouncy mattress
- Strong pressure-point relief
- A mattress you can try out in-store before you buy (in select cities)
Skip Purple Hybrid If You Want...
- A softer mattress
- A Canadian-made mattress
- A pillow-top mattress
- A machine-washable cover
- To spend less than $2,000 for a premium mattress
Purple Hybrid can be purchased online from the company’s website, as well as at select retail locations in Canada; shipping is free for most addresses. There is a shipping fee for customers in Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The mattress arrives within 3–5 business days in a large plastic bag reinforced with canvas. It requires two people to carry.
Like other direct-to-consumer mattresses, Purple Hybrid is simple to unpack. Simply unzip one end of the bag and slide the compressed mattress out. After the plastic wrap has been sliced open and removed, the mattress expands to 11 inches in height within a few minutes.
Purple Hybrid features a grey fabric base and a white knit top cover. The Purple Hybrid logo is stitched to one end of the mattress sidewall. Purple-coloured thread is used on the most of the fabric seams, as well as the piping that separates the base and top cover.
Even for mattress shoppers who have slept on a foam bed-in-a-box before, Purple Hybrid has an unusual feel. When you press the sleep surface with your hand, you’ll notice the springy and somewhat jiggly polymer Grid layer. This is Purple’s patented innovation, and it is used within each of the company’s mattresses.
When you lie down, the mattress has consistent support beneath the shoulders, back, and hips. Of note, the Purple Hybrid does not use zoned coils. Many other hybrid mattresses used stronger coils in the central third of the bed where more bodyweight concentrates, as otherwise, this part of the mattress is prone to sinking and premature degradation. As a relatively new product, there is not a lot of evidence so far for the long-term durability of the Purple Hybrid.
Thanks to the lattice-work of air channels in the Grid layer, Purple Hybrid should provide good heat dissipation for people who tend to sleep hot.
The following results were determined by licensed 3rd-party engineers, commissioned by us:
To be able to accurately rate and compare the performance of the mattresses reviewed on this website, it was necessary to hire licensed 3rd-party engineers. Their independence and operating standards help to ensure the results remain unbiased, valid, and reliable. Each mattress was evaluated using the same strict methodology to protect the overall integrity of the results. The full report is linked below and has been given the official stamp of approval from an APEGA-certified engineer operating under a strict ethical code of conduct.
*Be advised: Mattress testing conducted outside of this professional standard poses a greater risk of validity errors or reviewer bias.*
How Our Engineers Test Each Mattress:
|Test Scores||Purple Hybrid|
|Firmness:||6.9 / 10|
|Edge support:||7.0 / 10|
|Motion isolation:||6.5 / 10|
|Bounce:||10 / 10|
Feel & Firmness
Purple Hybrid is a medium-firm mattress, bordering on firm. According to the testing conducted by third-party engineers (commissioned by us), it is rated at 6.9 / 10 on the firmness scale.
The combination of polymer Grid layer, high-density foam, and pocketed coils give Purple Hybrid strong overall support. But it has less sinkage compared to many other comparable hybrid mattresses (like Logan & Cove in Medium Plush).
If you’re a side sleeper or of lighter weight (under 200 lbs), Purple Hybrid might not have enough soft cushioning for pressure points in your shoulders and hips.
According to the testing conducted by third-party engineers (commissioned by us), Purple Hybrid’s edge-support rating is 7.0 / 10.
Like many comparable hybrid mattresses, Purple Hybrid has reinforced foam built into the perimeter of the mattress sidewall. Typically, manufacturers will add this extra structural component to increase the rigidity at the edges of the mattress.
As expected, the Purple Hybrid mattress doesn’t sink too much when you’re sitting or lying near the edge of the bed.
According to the testing conducted by third-party engineers (commissioned by us), Purple Hybrid scored 6.5 / 10 on the motion isolation scale.
Among other hybrid mattresses we’ve tested, Purple Hybrid ranks about average. This means that movement from one sleep partner to another will mostly be absorbed by the polymer and foam layers.
(Is a serene sleep super important to you? If you want a hybrid mattress with the highest motion-isolation score we’ve tested, check out Apollo.)
According to the testing conducted by third-party engineers (commissioned by us), Purple Hybrid’s bounce score is 10 / 10. That’s not a typo! The recorded bounce score for the Purple Hybrid was so high that the rating curve needed to be recalibrated, and all previous bounce scores adjusted accordingly.
Keep in mind that we don’t use the bounce score when calculating the overall mattress rating. That’s because bounce is a personal preference. Some sleepers love a springy sleep surface. Whereas others like to sink into the layers without too much movement.
But if you love the feeling and responsiveness of having a very bouncy mattress, Purple Hybrid is for you.
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|Number of layers:||4|
|Comfort layer:||2" Polymer Purple Grid™|
|Transition layer:||0.5" Structural Foam Border|
|Support layers:||7.5″ Responsive Support Coils;
0.5" Structural Foam Border
|Cover materials:||Polyester fibre, spandex|
Purple Hybrid is available only in one firmness option, which is a similar approach to other bed-in-box brands like Casper, Leesa, and Nectar.
Purple Hybrid Mattress Layers
Purple Hybrid has four layers. Like other hybrid (foam and coil) mattresses, the layers of the Purple Hybrid mattress work together to provide a good balance of comfort and support.
- First layer: 2-inch patented Hyper-Elastic Polymer Purple Grid™. This top layer is designed to eliminate pressure points and provide gentle support. The polymer’s grid pattern helps to promote airflow and regulate body temperature. According to Purple, the polymer material never breaks down.
- Second layer: 0.5-inch High-Density Structural Foam Border. This conventional polyurethane foam acts as a transition layer between the polymer Grid and the pocketed coils below. Foam density: 2.0 lbs/ft3.
- Third layer: 7.5-inch proprietary Responsive Support Coils. These individually wrapped stainless steel coils make up the foundation of the mattress. Together, the coils are designed to provide pressure relief, support, and insulation against motion.
- Forth layer: 0.5-inch High-Density Structural Foam Border. This is another transition layer of foam that forms the base of the mattress. Foam density: 2.0 lbs/ft3.
Purple Hybrid Mattress Cover
Purple Hybrid’s Premium StretchMax top cover is made from polyester and spandex.
The cover is soft to the touch and has a pleasing satin finish. The majority of the cover is white. While many purple accents, including a large “Purple” wordmark, are stitched into the cover.
The cover on Purple Hybrid is NOT removable and machine washable. Purple recommends scrubbing with a cleaning solution or enzyme cleaner to remove stains. For peace of mind, a mattress protector is available from Purple for $269 (for a queen).
Note: a non-toxic, fire retardant barrier has been knit under the cover of this mattress.
Company Overview Purple
Model Launched: 2018
BBB Rating: A+
Company HQ: Lehi, Utah, USA
Ownership: Purple Innovation, Inc.
Warranty: 10 years
Where to buy: Online;
Purple is an American-based comfort and technology company founded by brothers Tony and Terry Pearce. In 2007, Purple merged with Global Partner Acquisition Corp (GPAC).
Purple manufactures mattresses, seat cushions, and pillows made from its patented Hyper-Elastic Polymer material. Purple owns many patents, and licenses its intellectual property to makers of hospital beds, toy balls, shoe insoles, knee/ankle braces, and more.
Today, Purple sells its sleep products to customers in the United States and Canada.
Delivery, Trials, Returns Purple Hybrid
Courier: Various shipping partners
Shipping cost: Free ($120 for remote locations)
Shipping time: 3–5 days
Sleep trial length: 100 nights
Return ease: Company picks up
Additional fees: "Nominal fee" on exchanges
Purple uses a variety of couriers to deliver their mattresses. Shipping is free for most customers in Canada, but there is a $120 fee for people who live in Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, or Newfoundland and Labrador.
Like many direct-to-consumer companies, Purple promotes its 100-night comfort guarantee. This is when the buyer can try out the mattress at home before deciding to keep it. At 100 nights, this sleep trial is average in length. If you choose to return your mattress during this time, you can contact Purple’s customer service team and you can exchange it for a different model of Purple mattress for a “nominal fee”, along with any price difference for the new mattress.
Purple only offers a money-back returns, provided it is within 30 days of delivery and the mattress is still in the unopened box.
It is worth noting that Mattress-Reviews.com did not complete the return process but received this information via the FAQ section on the company’s website.
|Green policies:||No mention on website|
|Social responsibility:||No mention on website|
|Bag materials:||Plastic and canvas|
|Foam materials:||Hyper-Elastic Polymer, polyurethane|
|Cover materials:||Polyester, spandex|
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We hire 3rd-party engineers and use public data to rate mattresses on over 25 criteria.
Where Purple Hybrid Gains Points
- Free shipping to major metro areas
- 100-night sleep trial
- 10-year warranty
- Convenient boxed delivery
- CertiPur-US® certified foams
- Full refunds (within 30 days, unopened box)
- Arranged return pickup
- Polymer technology
- Pocketed coils
Where Purple Hybrid Could Improve
- Have a lower price (under $1,500 for a queen)
- Free returns during sleep trial for opened mattresses
- Canadian-based manufacturing
- More than one firmness option to choose from
- Have cooling gel foam in the comfort layer
- Include a layer of high-density memory foam
- Have a machine-washable cover
- Have a lower price (under $1,500 for a queen)
If you’ve made it this far into the review, you’ll know that Purple Hybrid Mattress is somewhat of an oddity.
Purple’s proprietary Grid layer gives the mattress a unique feel. But it does feel strong and supportive, and the network of air channels promises good cooling performance. Purple Hybrid also performed well in our third-party engineer testing. Most notably, the bounce score (10/10) is a new record at Mattress-Reviews.com. If you love a springy sleep surface, you may want to give it a try (if you happen to live near a retail location). Even just for curiosity’s sake.
However, we can’t ignore the main reason for Purple Hybrid’s low overall score: price. At $3,499 CAD (for a queen), this mattress is a lot of money for an uncertain payoff. To some degree, all mattress purchases present risk and uncertainty; however, when you combine Purple’s premium pricing with the inability in Canada to return the Purple Hybrid mattress for a full refund, this risk is too much for us to give this mattress our seal of endorsement.
Our Recommended Alternatives: If you want a Canadian-made pillow-top hybrid mattress for less than half of the price of a Purple Hybrid, check out Logan & Cove ($1,299). And if you’re interested in a Canadian-made memory foam mattress with micro-coils, see Apollo ($1,249).
Each mattress recommendation is personal. To get a free personalized recommendation on which mattress is best suited to your needs, try out the Mattress Matchmaker Quiz.