In a nutshell, here are the main differences between Yogabed and Casper that we’ll be reviewing in this comparison.
- Price — Yogabed usually ends up being more affordable than Casper.
- Feel — Yogabed has a responsive memory foam feel, while Casper is as neutral as neutral gets.
- Construction — Casper has zoned support framework that’s really unique and rare to see on a bed at this price point.
- Cover — Yogabed has a washable cover, which we’ve only seen with a handful of other beds.
Read through the rest of this post for the details on how Yogabed is better than Casper, and how Casper is better than Yogabed.
Casper vs Yogabed: Short Summary
Bed-in-a-box mattresses make up a big portion of today’s sleep industry, and Casper is pretty much the brand who started it all. Now, there are over 100 online mattress brands and counting, so it can be difficult to narrow down your options when you have so many. In this post, we’re going to break down the ins and outs of Yogabed and Casper to help you get one step closer to finding your perfect mattress.
Yogabed hasn’t been in the mattress industry as long as Casper has, but it’s gained a lot of traction in part because it offers something many bed-in-a-box brands don’t—a removable and machine washable cover. Casper’s cover is easy to remove, unlike other brands, but that isn’t to say it’s machine washable. We’ll dive more into their covers a little later, along with other notable characteristics of each one. If at any point you want more information on a certain mattress, check out our individual mattress reviews for in-depth summaries of Yogabed and Casper.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Casper just released two new hybrid mattresses (beds with a blend of coils and foam) called Casper Hybrid and Wave Hybrid.
Yogabed Construction And Materials
When it comes to a mattress, the construction of it will either include all foam, springs/coils, or a mix of both. Yogabed and the original Casper are both all-foam beds, but they’re each constructed a little differently. Keep in mind, Casper’s new Wave Hybrid and Casper Hybrid both have a foam and coil construction.
With a Yogabed, you have a 2” base of dense support foam and on top of that is a 5” layer of slightly softer foam to provide more support. The next two layers are made of proprietary foam, which just means foam the company manufactured themselves that’s specific to their brand. Above the lighter support foam is 2” of YogaGel memory foam and at the very top is 1” of instant response YogaFoam.
We Really Like Yogabed’s Washable Cover
As we mentioned earlier in this post, Yogabed is one of the few bed-in-a-box mattresses with a removable and machine washable cover. We’ve reviewed over 100 mattresses here at the Slumber Yard, and only a handful of them have machine washable covers. So if a company creates their mattress with this feature, you can bet they have it advertised all over their site.
With Casper, if you spill a little orange juice from your breakfast in bed, use warm water and a mild detergent to spot clean the stain.
Getting back to the star of this section, the Yogabed makes it easy for those of you with kids or cuddly animals to keep your mattress in great shape. Whether you want to eliminate your animal’s muddy paw prints (no matter how adorable they are), or your kid’s Cheeto dust fingerprints; throw the cover in the washer on cold with a gentle detergent and you’re good to go.
Overall Feel Of The Yogabed Mattress
If you were to lay on top of a Yogabed, you’ll notice a slight memory foam feel, but you won’t sink deeply into it because of the more neutral Instant Response YogaFoam layer above it. So if you’re looking for a memory foam mattress that isn’t as extreme as your parent’s or friend’s TempurPedic mattress, then you’ll probably really enjoy this one.
It’s a nice balance between proper memory foam and neutral foam. This is why it would be a suitable mattress option for all sleeper types—it’s soft enough for side sleepers (eventually), while also being supportive enough for back and stomach sleepers.
On our firmness scale, we’d place Yogabed firmer than Casper, which we consider a true medium. Keep in mind, though, that two mattresses with similar firmness levels can feel vastly different.
We’ll get into the way Casper feels a little later, but it’s important to note now that a mattress’s firmness really depends on a person’s body weight. Let’s say you’re 6’3 and 200 lb, a mattress is going to feel a lot softer to you than it would to a petite 100 lb woman. If you’re over 250 lb, we recommend you look into the new Casper Wave Hybrid, Casper Hybrid, or our post on Best Mattresses for Heavy People. An all-foam mattress may not be supportive enough, or long lasting as it should be.
Yogabed will also have discounts periodically throughout the year, although the coupon code amounts vary. Sometimes you can snag a queen size YogaBed for as low as $700 and other times it’s priced around $1,000 after discount. It really depends on the time of year.
Also be sure to check out or Mattress Coupons & Deals page to see all of the deals that we spotted today.
Foams Inside The Casper Mattress
Since we know you probably don’t want to destroy your Casper mattress just to see what the inside looks like, we defaced the one we have instead. It’s another all-foam mattress with four layers of different foams.
The entire thing is 11” thick, but the base is a large slab of support foam and the two layers on top of it are rationed the same. There’s a layer of zoned transition memory foam, and an open-cell foam layer at the very top (unless we’re talking about the Casper Wave Hybrid and Casper Hybrid which also have a coils inside).
What’s special about the Casper is the zoned transition layer, and it’s something a few brands are incorporating in their mattress. The middle third of the transition layer is a slab of firm foam to support your hips and trunk, and the bottom and top third are soft foam to provide pressure relief where you need it. It’s a subtle change, but has proven to be really effective and comfortable based on our tests and its popularity with the public.
Casper Mattress Feel And Firmness Rating
This bed also contains memory foam, so you might be thinking the mattress has somewhat of a memory foam feel. This is actually not the case with Casper. Since you have such a small layer of memory foam with different poly foams above and below it, it has a soft neutral-foam feel instead. This is why it feels different than a Yogabed even though they’re both rated similarly in terms of firmness.
Casper just feels like a generally comfortable all-foam mattress, while you can feel the memory foam peeking through in a Yogabed. Regardless of whether you sleep on your side, stomach, back, or a combination of the three, Casper should be accommodating to your sleeper type.
We’ve found it’s a lot more common for people to contest a memory foam mattress than it is to find something they don’t like in a neutral-foam mattress, because that’s exactly what it is—neutral. We’re not saying you’ll have a profound moment of coziness once you sit down on a Casper, we’re just saying that if you were to go into a mattress store and test it out with all five of your family members, it’ll be unlikely that anyone has a negative thing to say about it. Although they may not rave about it, it’ll be reasonably comfortable and not off-putting.
Final Verdict In This Yogabed vs Casper Review
It may be easier to just go online and pick the first mattress you see with good ratings, but we applaud you for doing your due diligence in researching what kind of mattress would be the best for your preferences and specific needs. Here are the main questions you’ll want to consider when you’re choosing between a Yogabed and a Casper mattress.
- Do you have messy kids, messy animals, or a messy partner? You may want to consider Yogabed with its machine washable cover.
- Do you prefer a responsive memory foam feel (still mostly neutral) or a true neutral-foam feel? If your answer is memory foam, check out a Yogabed. If your answer is the latter option, a Casper would probably be a better fit for you.
- Is price a big factor in your purchasing decision? Even after discount, Yogabed usually ends up being the less expensive option.
- Do you prefer buying products from the more established and tenured brand? Casper could be considered the OG of bed-in-a-box mattresses.
Thanks for choosing The Slumber Yard, and we hope we were able to be the compass that points you in the right direction within the vast sea of online mattress options. If you found this post helpful, head over to our Mattress Comparisons page to put other mattress brands that are on your radar head-to-head.