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New Purple 2 Mattress Review

Chances are you've heard about Purple before. See what their new beds are all about in this Purple Mattress Review (2.0).

Purple is one of the most successful online mattress companies in the world. In fact, they were recently valued at over one billion dollars. To keep the success train rolling, they introduced three new mattress models in early 2018. In today's review, we'll break down everything you need to know about the New Purple Mattress 2.0, including what makes its patented Hyper-Elastic Polymer top layer so special.

Who Is This Bed Best For?

  • Open-minded individuals (bed has a unique feel)
  • Back, stomach, side, and combo sleepers
  • All body types
  • Folks who sleep hot
  • People who want a responsive/bouncy bed

Who Won't Love This Bed?

  • Memory foam fans
  • Budget shoppers
  • Couples who have different sleeping preferences
  • Folks who move frequently (bed is heavy and lacks handles)

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Purple Company Policies

All of the New Purple mattresses come with free shipping. However, unlike the Original Purple mattress, the New Purple.2 does not arrive compressed and rolled up in a protective bag.

Instead it comes with free white glove delivery, meaning an actual human being (or two) will personally deliver the mattress and set it up for you. That’s good news because the New Purple mattresses are heavy and don’t have handles. All in all, it’s nice that someone else does all the heavy lifting for you. The delivery team will also haul away your old mattress if you’d like, for no additional fee.

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New Purple mattresses come with free white glove delivery.

Once the mattress is delivered, Purple offers you a 100-night risk-free trial period. Basically, if you decide the Purple.2 isn’t for you at any point during those first 99 nights, no worries, just give the company a call and they’ll take care of it. They’ll schedule a third party to come retrieve the mattress from your house free of charge. From there, just provide proof that the mattress has indeed been picked up and the company will issue a full refund. The whole return/refund process normally takes anywhere from 1-3 weeks.

Purple also backs the mattress with a 10-year warranty. You can get more details about what the warranty entails on the company’s website.

Just for clarification purposes, most of these policies (sans free white glove delivery) are pretty standard for the online mattress industry.

What About Other Purple Mattress Models?

Yes, let’s not forget about the other Purple beds. The Original Purple mattress is what started it all for the company. That mattress is comprised of two layers of polyurethane foam and a 2″ layer of the company’s special Hyper-Elastic Polymer (we’ll speak about this in more detail below). The original Purple is their most affordable model by far. Be sure to read our full Original Purple mattress review for more details.

In early 2018, Purple introduced three new models (the 2, 3 and 4). We’ll be primarily focusing on the Purple.2 today, but if you want to read up on the other models, you can check out our Purple.3 mattress review and Purple.4 mattress review.

Alternatively, you could also check out our New Purple Mattress Comparison that our esteemed colleague Jeff Rizzo published, which details the exact differences between the three models.

Purple 2 Mattress Price And Coupon Code

The Purple.2 lands near the higher-end of the online mattress industry, but we wouldn’t go as far as saying its price tag is outrageous. Obviously, there are much cheaper beds out there but given the high quality construction of this bed, we’d actually say it’s a pretty decent value. Here’s how prices break down by size:

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin XL$1,299
King / Cal King$1,899

What about discounts? Unfortunately, Purple isn’t too keen on offering coupon codes and promo codes. However, they are almost running a promotion where they toss in a free gift (pillow, sheets, etc.) with each mattress purchase. Check their website to see what sort of promotion the company is currently offering.

Why Your Weight Matters

We always make sure to bring this subject up in every review and comparison, just so you’re aware. That’s because your weight and body type play a huge role in how you perceive a mattress to feel. No one mattress will feel the exact same to various sized individuals.

In general, heavier sleepers (250+ pounds) will feel like most mattresses are quite soft. This is because big folks exert a lot of force on a bed compared to a small or average size person. They’ll sink in and feel more of the soft top layers of the mattress.

We include all body types here at the Slumber Yard.

On the flip side, lighter sleepers (150 pounds or less) will generally feel like most mattresses are quite firm. This is because the opposite is true. Petite individuals will sleep more on top of the mattress and as a result will feel less of the pressure relieving characteristics mattresses provide.

Weight affects other factors as well like temperature regulation and support, but that’s a conversation for another day. Let’s get into the Purple.2 mattress (literally).

What Is The New Purple Mattress Made Of?

The Purple.2 mattress starts with a 1″ layer of dense polyurethane foam. This layer just serves as the foundation for the main support system, which sits on top.

The system we’re referring to is a layer of 7.5″ individually encased coils. The coils serve as the true foundation of the bed. They provide the bed with ample support and a little bit of bounce. On top of the coils is a 1/2″ layer of polyurethane foam (not shown below), which simply serves as a transition layer.

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Construction breakdown of the new Purple mattresses.

Now, here’s where things get interesting. For the top layer, Purple uses a 2″ layer of their patented Hyper-Elastic Polymer. This polymer material is not a type of foam. Rather, it functions more like a gel or silicone-like material.

Hyper-Elastic Polymer is very unique in that it’s stretchy, flexible and ultra-responsive, yet it’s also quite supportive. Honestly, it’s hard to put into words. With that in mind, take a look for yourself.

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A closer look at Purple’s unique Hyper-Elastic Polymer.

Purple states its special material is “soft where you want it and firm where you need it,” and all in all, we actually think that’s a pretty accurate way to describe it.

How To Care For The Purple Mattress Cover

Wrapping all these layers is a soft, comfortable, and removable cover. However, like most online mattress covers, it is recommended you do not machine wash it. Rather, if you happen to have a little accident (red wine, anyone?), you should just spot clean the cover with a mild detergent and some water.

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A closer look at the cover on the Purple.2 mattress.

If you’re a dirty person or you’re prone to accidents, you may want to think about purchasing Purple’s Mattress Protector, which is machine washable. Or you could always check out popular mattress protectors on Amazon, which tend to be more affordable. Keep in mind though that mattress protectors tend to hinder airflow.

Feel, Firmness, And Responsiveness

As we sort of eluded to earlier, the Purple.2 mattress has a unique, gel-like feel thanks to the top layer of Hyper-Elastic Polymer. It’s soft and pressure relieving, but you also feel like you’re getting the proper support at all times.

The majority of the Slumber Yard team members really enjoy the feel of the bed, but it’s worth noting that not everybody likes the feel. For some people, the gel-like feel is a bit too weird, or they just prefer conventional foam.

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From our experience, most people end up really liking the feel of Hyper-Elastic Polymer.

As you lay down on the bed, you feel the polymer beneath you compressing and conforming to your body’s shape. It takes a few nights to get used to, but in the long run we’ve noticed most people really end up liking the feel of it. If you want, you can order samples of Hyper-Elastic Polymer on the company’s website, so you can try it before buying.

In terms of firmness, it’s hard to rate Purple beds due to the unique top layer, however, if you really pressed us, we’d say the Purple.2 comes in around a medium-firm on the firmness scale.

Out of the three new models, the Purple.2 is the firmest. That’s because it has the thinnest top layer of Hyper-Elastic Polymer, meaning you’ll feel more of the support coming from the coils and dense poly foam below.

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However, don’t let all this firmness talk scare you away if you like a soft, pressure relieving mattress. The Purple.2 mattress still provides a good amount of pressure relief. That’s what makes the Hyper-Elastic Polymer material so special. It’s supportive, yet also very soft and comfortable.

In addition, the polymer material is very responsive. It snaps back to its original state immediately after releasing pressure. In fact, it can be stretched to 15x its original state, which is pretty incredible.

At the end of the day, all this means is that it’s very easy for active sleepers to switch between positions. In other words, you’ll never feel like you’re “stuck in the mud” on this bed.

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How’s The Purple 2 Mattress For Side Sleepers?

According to the company’s website, the Purple.3 and Purple.4 are more ideal for side sleepers. However, we’d have to slightly disagree. We actually think all Purple beds are good for side sleepers. The special top layer on the Purple.2 (even though it’s only 2″ thick) still does a good job of cradling your hips and shoulders when you’re on your side.

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The Purple.2 is quite comfortable for side sleepers.

Yes, the Purple.4 would probably be a tad bit better for strict side sleepers since it has 4″ of polymer (the extra 2″ provide additional pressure relief). Slumber Yard team member Matt sleeps on that model and loves it. However, it’s quite a bit more expensive than the Purple.2 so if you’re on a somewhat tight budget, we don’t see a huge need to upgrade to the 4.0 when the 2.0 will suffice just fine.

How’s The Purple 2 Mattress For Back And Stomach Sleepers?

The Purple.2 mattress is ideal for back and stomach sleepers. In fact, Purple actually states the 2.0 model is their flagship bed for these types of sleepers. The individually wrapped coils combined with the Hyper-Elastic Polymer top layer result in a super supportive bed. You always feel as if the area under your lower back and trunk are being supported.

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The Purple.2 is ideal for back and stomach sleepers.

Sure, your hips will sink into the top layer a little (that’s normal) but never to the point to where your spine is no longer in proper alignment.

How’s The Purple 2 Mattress For Combo Sleepers?

Purple likes to steer combo sleepers towards their 3.0 model, but again, we think the Purple.2 will work for all types of sleepers. At the end of the day, the Purple.2 strikes a really nice balance between pressure relief and support.

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Plus, given how responsive the polymer is and the bounce provided from the coils, combo sleepers will find it effortless to switch from their back to their stomach or vice versa.

Is The New Purple Mattress Ideal For Small And Average Size People?

Yes, in fact the Purple.2 may be overkill for these body types. If you fall into the petite or medium size category and you just want the gel-like feel Purple beds are known for, you can probably save yourself some money and go with the Original Purple mattress. This model doesn’t contain coils but it will still provide more than enough support for lighter individuals.

Is the New Purple Mattress Ideal For Heavy People?

Absolutely. If you weigh more than 250 pounds, the Purple.2 is a definitely a viable option.

As we stated above in the construction section, this bed contains 7.5″ pocketed coils, which is something big folks will almost always want to look for. In general, coils (whether they’re part of an innerspring system or individually wrapped) are extremely durable and provide more support than dense foams a lot of online mattresses use as their foundation.

Coils provide bi-directional support, which is a fancy term that basically means the coils compress but also push back against pressure. Given this, you can start to see why beds with coils are better suited to handle all the extra stress heavier sleepers place on a mattress every night.

Does The Purple 2 Mattress Sleep Cold?

While I’m not sure cold is the exact right term, I can tell you that the Purple.2 is one of the best mattresses available in terms of temperature regulation, due to two main factors.

First, Hyper-Elastic Polymer is a temperature neutral material. It doesn’t retain heat like a lot of common foams out there. For example, a lot of beds that have a memory foam top layer retain heat emanated from your body, and hold on to it so that the bed gets warm and you get sweaty. That doesn’t happen on the Purple.2. Even if you tend to sweat while you sleep, the air flow helps to dry you off.

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Speaking of, did we mention the Purple.2 mattress allows for a ton of airflow? It starts with the coils, which in general promote more airflow than dense support foams. It’s just easier for air to travel through.

Additionally, the top layer of Hyper-Elastic Polymer is arranged in a grid formation. Purple specifically designed it like this so that several columns and rows of tiny polymer squares are created. Here, take a look:

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Purple’s Hyper-Elastic Polymer allows for a ton of airflow

Basically, as you can see above, you’re essentially sleeping on a bunch of tiny pockets of air. Pretty cool, right? All in all, the Purple.2 is one of the Best Mattresses For Hot Sleepers.

What About Couples?

The Purple.2 mattress excels here as well. However, before we start discussing motion isolation and edge support, which are two important factors for couples, you and your partner should re-visit the feel of the mattress.

Again, this mattress has a very unique feel that can be divisive. Some people absolutely love it, and some people find it a bit too weird. Partners that have different sleeping preferences should check out our list of the Best Beds For Couples.

If feel isn’t an issue though, we have some good news for you and your sleeping partner. The Purple.2 mattress actually does a pretty decent job of deadening movement.

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The New Purple mattresses do a good job with motion isolation.

You would think the mattress wouldn’t do a good job of this given the bounce from the coils and the responsiveness of the top layer but as you can see above, the top layer actually limits motion transfer from one side of the mattress to the other side pretty well.

This means a partner who shares a bed with an active sleeper won’t be disturbed by their movements throughout the night. No one wants to be jarred awake every time their partner switches sleeping positions or gets up to go to the bathroom. Good motion isolation translates to a better night’s sleep.

Additionally, the Purple.2 mattress excels when it comes to edge support. It’s much improved over the Original Purple mattress. This is because Purple uses dense foam side rails around the perimeter of the New Purple mattresses. There’s very little compression around the edges so you never feel as if you’re going to roll off the bed.

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The New Purple mattresses provide excellent edge support.

This is an important subject for couples who share a smaller size bed or that prefer not to cuddle. Good edge support means there’s more useful surface area for partners to spread out and be comfortable.

New Purple 2 Bed Review Verdict

Overall, we really like the Purple.2 mattress. The company made some nice improvements over the Original Purple. There’s a reason why it made our list for the Best Hybrid Mattresses.

If you’re tired of the traditional innerspring or memory foam mattresses out there, we highly recommend giving the Purple.2 mattress a whirl.

Review Team


Matt Ross

Back Sleeper

Jeff Rizzo

Jeff Rizzo

Combo Sleeper

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Dillon Lopez

Combo Sleeper

Dillon Payne

Dillon Payne

Combo Sleeper


How did the Slumber Yard team receive this mattress?

The Purple.2 mattress was sent to the Slumber Yard team for free by Purple. However, we review products independently and have not received any monetary compensation from Purple to provide this post. We retain full editorial control over the content we publish.

How much does the Purple 2 mattress weigh?

The Purple.2 mattress ranges in weight from 77 pounds for a twin XL to 148 pounds for a cal king.

What kind of frame should I use with the Purple 2 mattress?

Really, the Purple.2 mattress just needs a sturdy surface to lay on. Most box springs, adjustable bases, and slatted frames will suffice just fine. Just make sure your existing foundation can support the weight of you and your new Purple bed.

Where is the Purple 2.0 mattress made?

All Purple mattresses are manufactured in the United States.

Does Purple ship to all 50 states?

Yes, and Canada as well. However, they charge an additional fee for shipping to Hawaii, Alaska and Canada.

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