Blue Burrito vs Casper Mattress
A detailed review of the Blue Burrito mattress (from RC Willey) and the Casper bed in a box
Last Updated: September 2, 2020
In this post, we’ll break down the main advantages of each mattress and talk about which bed is best suited for which types of sleepers. We go over feel, firmness, construction, and more in this mattress-in-a-box comparison.
Blue Burrito Mattress vs Casper Quick Synopsis
Before we get too into all the little details with these beds, here some stand-out differences.
- Price — Blue Burrito is a bit more affordable than Casper.
- Construction — Blue Burrito offers a hybrid option, while Casper is strictly all-foam.
- Body Type — Blue Burrito accommodates all body types (hybrid model), and Casper just released two hybrid models but the original Casper is best suited for small and average sized people.
That’s just a quick summary, though. There’s only so much detail we can fit into one video. Keep reading to learn more about each of these bed-in-a-box mattresses.
Blue Burrito and Casper are pretty much on opposite ends of the “How established is this brand?” scale, with Blue Burrito being the rookie and Casper being the seasoned vet. The Blue Burrito brand is exclusive to popular retailer RC Willey, which has locations in four states. They’re new to the bed-in-a-box industry and have settled themselves in the average price range, similar to Leesa, and Lull. Casper, on the other hand, pretty much created the online mattress model. They were one of the very first companies on the bed-in-a-box scene and, as a result, they’ve built a loyal following and a recognizable brand.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Casper now offers two hybrid mattress models including the Wave Hybrid and the Casper Hybrid mattress.
Blue Burrito mattresses come in two models: all-foam and hybrid. Between the two, the bed has all body types and all sleeper types covered. If you’re smaller or average sized, either model will do, but if you’re on the heavier side, the hybrid is the better option as its coil system provides added support, durability, and airflow.
Both beds are around a medium-firm on our firmness scale, although the hybrid is actually just a bit softer. Regardless of which model you choose, you’ll get a memory foam feel—more so with the all-foam than the hybrid. Because these are more typical memory foam beds, they have slow responsiveness, which means you get some of that stuck-in-the-mud feeling.
Slow responsiveness is sometimes annoying for active combo sleepers who change sleep positions many times throughout the night because the combination of the sink-in feel and the material’s slow bounce back can make it difficult to turn over.
That being said, we do think that a Blue Burrito bed will work for all sleeper types, as long as they aren’t bothered by that detail. In the end, we’d say Blue Burritos are suitable mattresses for a wide range of memory foam lovers.
SEE ALSO: Best Memory Foam Beds
Casper is a pioneer of bed-in-a-box mattresses and in 2018, they updated their flagship model to include a special zoned support layer, which provides extra support in the center third, and more pressure relief in other areas. The idea here, is that your mattress ought to support the heavier points of your body, like your hips and trunk area, while still allowing for pressure relieving comfort elsewhere. We find this zoned support technology to work well.
Overall, the Casper mattress has a neutral-foam feel, as opposed to a distinctly memory foam feel, which means you don’t get that sink-in sensation. This mattress also has good responsiveness, motion isolation, and edge support, making it a decent option for couples.
We’d say Casper is a comfortable mattress, at about a medium on our firmness scale, that is suitable for smaller and average sized people, though we think its 12” all-foam construction is a bit lacking for heavier folks. If you have a heavier body type and you’re set on purchasing a Casper, look into their new Wave Hybrid or Casper Hybrid. They’ll be much more durable and supportive than the all foam original Casper.
Casper will work for all sleeper types, though, and ultimately, we really like this bed and think it’s worth the extra $100-$200 dollars (compared to Blue Burrito prices).
SEE ALSO: Casper vs Nectar Mattress Comparison
Overall, we’d say to go for Blue Burrito if you prefer a memory foam feel, or are really concerned about spending as little as possible (around $200-$300 less than Casper before discount codes).
On the other hand, go for Casper if you want that zoned support technology, hate feeling stuck in your mattress, or prefer a neutral-foam feel to an overt memory foam feel. We also like that you can actually return Casper for a full refund if it doesn’t work out.
If you’re a heavier body type, you have the option of Blue Burrito’s hybrid model, or one of Casper’s new hybrid mattresses. They have almost the same construction, there’s just a layer of coils incorporated inside the hybrids. If you’re leaning towards Blue Burrito, go for their hybrid. If you like the sound of Casper, we suggest you look into their model.
Shipping, Returns, Trial Periods, and Warranties
Within the online mattress industry, the policies are fairly standard. Generally, purchasing a bed-in-a-box will get you free shipping, free returns, a 100-night risk-free trial period, and a 10-year warranty. Casper follows all of those standards exactly as they are. Like we said, Casper basically invented the online mattress model.
Blue Burrito has some other stuff going on. Because they’re sold in RC Willey stores, you have the option of actually trying the bed at an RC Willey and then taking it home from the store. However, you can also order the bed online if you prefer, or if you don’t live near one of their locations. If you do decide to order online, shipping should be free for the continental US via FedEx Ground.
RC Willey does offer a 100-night trial period with their Blue Burrito beds, but they do not offer returns. Instead, you can opt to exchange your mattress for another bed available through RC Willey. In order to exchange, you must have had your Blue Burrito mattress for 30-100 days. If you choose to exchange for a more expensive bed, you pay the difference. RC Willey includes a 10-year warranty with the Blue Burrito beds.
If you find that these two beds aren’t your cup of tea, be sure to check out our Mattress Finder Quiz for a list of beds that fit your particular sleeping habits.