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Purple Hybrid Mattress Review

Purple Hybrid Mattress Review

We cover what you need to know about the Purple Hybrid and Hybrid Premier beds (formerly known as New Purple 2, 3 & 4) in this comprehensive review.

Last Updated: November 9, 2020

Purple is one of the most successful online mattress companies in the world. Last we checked, the company was valued at over one billion dollars! To keep the success train rolling, they introduced three new hybrid mattress models. In today's review, we'll break down everything you need to know about the New Purple Mattresses, including what makes Hyper-Elastic Polymer so special.

Who Is This Best For?

If you’re looking for a unique, responsive mattress with a different type of feel

All types of sleepers (particularly back and stomach)

Who Won’t Love It?

Shoppers with a budget under $1,000

Individuals who prefer traditional memory foam beds

Purple Hybrid Mattress Review

You might be familiar with the brand Purple, or maybe you’ve had a good laugh at one of their very creative mattress commercials. The ones with the egg test and mom Sasquatch! Whatever might have lead you to seek out this Purple Hybrid Mattress review, we’re excited to fill you in on all the juicy details behind this one-of-a-kind bed. Their flagship mattress has become increasingly popular within the online space, but now they’ve delivered a hybrid model that provides more support and durability for all types of sleepers. While this review will primarily focus on the Purple Hybrid model, we should note they have several different beds to choose from and have linked to their other mattress reviews within this guide.

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While the chart above goes a long way in explaining the differences between the Hybrid and Hybrid Premier models, there’s still more to learn. Our reviews tend to be lengthy, so, in order to make it quick for you to get where you want to go, below is a list of jump links to take you to any section of this piece.

Honest YouTube Review Of The Purple Mattresses

Shopping for a new mattress can be a difficult and confusing process. In an attempt to make things simple, below is a quick review video that covers the most important details of Purple hybrid beds.

The video above was published before Purple changed the name of their hybrid mattresses. Purple’s hybrid beds are the same, but they go by different names now. The New Purple 2 now goes by Purple Hybrid and the New Purple 3 and New Purple 4 are now called the Purple Hybrid Premier.

Purple Hybrid Mattress Construction

The Purple Hybrid Mattress, formerly known as Purple 2, stands at 11″ thick and utilizes pocketed coils as well as Hyper-Elastic Polymer. Here is a breakdown of the bed’s construction:

Construction breakdown of the new Purple Hybrid mattresses
  • Base layer – This bed starts with a 1″ layer of dense polyurethane foam, and supports the coil layer above
  • Support layer – a layer of 7.5″ individually encased coils to provide the bed with ample support and a little bit of bounce
  • Transition layer – On top of the coils is a 1/2″ layer of polyurethane foam (not shown above), which serves as a transition layer
  • Comfort layer – Purple uses a 2″ layer of its patented Hyper-Elastic Polymer which functions like a gel or silicone-like material, and provides a bulk of the bed’s comfort

This construction is similar to Purple’s Hybrid Premier models. The only difference is the thickness of the top polymer layer which differs by model. The Purple 2.0 Hybrid mattress uses 2″ of Hyper-Elastic Polymer, the 3.0 Premier mattress uses 3″ and the 4.0 Premier model uses 4″.

How To Care For Mattress Cover

Wrapping the New Purple 2 mattress is a soft, comfortable and removable cover. However, like most online mattress covers, do not machine wash it. Rather, if you happen to have a little accident, spot clean the cover with a mild detergent and some water.

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A closer look at the cover on the New Purple Hybrid mattresses

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.

Purple Hybrid Mattress Firmness And Feel

The Purple Hybrid mattress has a unique, gel-like feel thanks to the top layer of Hyper-Elastic Polymer on each bed. Hyper-Elastic Polymer is very stretchy, soft, and feels like a Dr. Scholl’s insole. Purple states its special material is “soft where you want it and firm where you need it,” and all in all, we think that’s an accurate way to describe it. The beds are 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 like the feel of Purple beds, but it’s also worth noting that not everybody shares the same sentiment. For some people, the gel-like feel is too weird or they prefer more traditional innerspring or memory foam beds.

As you lay down on the beds, you feel the polymer beneath you compressing and conforming to your body’s shape. It takes a few nights to get used to, but we’ve noticed most people like the feel of it.

In terms of firmness, it’s hard to rate Purple beds due to the unique top layer, however, we’d give Purple 2 mattress about a medium-firm on our firmness scale. If you’re looking for a softer Purple Hybrid mattress, we suggest the original or Purple Hybrid Premier.

Is Purple Hybrid A Good Mattresses For Couples?

Purple beds have a unique feel that can be divisive. Some people absolutely love it, and some people find it strange. Partners who 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 mattress does a decent job of deadening movement.

Motion Isolation

You would think the Purple Hybrid would not do a good job of this given the bounce from the coils and the responsiveness of the top layer, but the polymer limits motion transfer from one side of the mattress to the other side 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.

Edge Support

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The Purple Hybrid mattresses provide excellent edge support

Additionally, the Purple Hybrid mattresses excel 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 Hybrid models. There’s little compression around the edges so you never feel as if you’re going to roll off the bed.

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.

Ideal Sleeper Profiles For Purple Hybrid

Side Sleepers

According to the company’s website, the Purple 4 Hybrid Premier model is the most ideal for side sleepers. Again, this comes back to the thickness of the top polymer layer. Because the top layers on the Purple 3 and Purple 4 mattresses are thicker, they do a slightly better job of cradling your hips and shoulders.

However, to be fair, we think all three models will work fine for side sleepers. Slumber Yard team member Matt has spent extended periods of time on each model and believes this to be true. He’s an average-sized individual who found the base Purple Hybrid to be comfortable even while on his side.

As such, if you’re a strict side sleeper on a somewhat tight budget, don’t feel pressured into shelling out extra money for the Purple 4 Hybrid Premier when the Purple 2 Hybrid will suffice.

Back And Stomach Sleepers

The Purple Hybrid Mattress is ideal for back and stomach sleepers. In fact, Purple states the base Hybrid model is the flagship bed for these types of sleepers. We think 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.

Combo Sleepers

The bed’s polymer material is so responsive, it snaps back to its original state immediately after releasing pressure. In fact, it can be stretched to 15x its original state. Therefore, it’s easy for active sleepers to switch between positions. In other words, you’ll never feel like you’re “stuck in the mud” on the Purple Hybrid bed.

Purple likes to steer combo sleepers towards their 3.0 Hybrid Premier model, but we think Purple Hybrid will suffice too.

Body Type Analysis

Petite Individuals

Yes, in fact the Purple Hybrid may be overkill for some these body types. If you fall into the petite or medium-size category and you want the gel-like feel Purple beds are known for, you can probably save 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 smaller sized individuals.

Heavy Individuals

Absolutely. If you weigh more than 250 pounds, the Purple Hybrid mattress is 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 for their foundation.

Purple 2 Hybrid Mattress Pricing

The Purple Hybrid Mattress land near the higher-end of the online mattress industry in terms of pricing. The base Purple Hybrid is the cheapest out of the three new models, followed by the Purple 3 Hybrid Premier and then the Purple 4 Hybrid Premier. Here’s how pricing breaks down by size for the base Purple Hybrid mattress.

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

The Purple 3 Hybrid Premier mattress ranges from $1,900 for a Twin XL to $2,700 for a King size. The Purple 4 Hybrid Premier mattress is an even larger step up ranging from $2,500 for a Twin XL to $3,500 for a King. If that is above your budget, check out our list of the Best Mattresses Under $1,000.

Is There A Purple Hybrid Mattress Discount Code?

Unfortunately, Purple doesn’t offer coupon codes and promo codes often. Occasionally, you will see a $100 off sale, however, most of the time it’s a promotion for a free gift (pillow, sheets, etc.) with each mattress purchase. Check the Purple website to see what sort of promotion the company is currently offering.

Purple Hybrid Mattress Temperature Regulation

All of the Purple Hybrid models are among the best mattresses available in terms of temperature regulation, due to two main factors.

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First, Hyper-Elastic Polymer is a temperature neutral material. It doesn’t retain heat like a lot of foams. 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 Hybrid beds. Even if you tend to sweat while you sleep, the airflow helps to dry you off.

The Purple Hybrid mattresses also allows for a ton of airflow. It starts with the coils, which in general promote more airflow than dense support foams. It’s 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.

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Lots of room for airflow

Basically, you’re sleeping on a bunch of tiny pockets of air. All in all, the New Purple beds belong on the list for Best Mattresses For Hot Sleepers.

Purple Hybrid Mattress Review Verdict

Overall, we really enjoy the Purple Hybrid Mattress and the addition of pocketed coils to the base layer. The company made some nice improvements over the Original Purple bed, and there’s a reason why the new models made our list for the Best Hybrid Mattresses. Bottom line, if you’re tired of the traditional innerspring or memory foam mattresses out there, we highly recommend giving Purple Hybrid Mattress a try. We think it’s suitable for all body types, most sleeper types, and offers a comfortable gel-like feeling unlike any other mattress.

Purple Hybrid Vs Original Purple Mattress

Let’s not forget about the flagship Purple mattress, which is what started it all for the company. The main mattress has two layers of polyurethane foam and a 2″ layer of the company’s special Hyper-Elastic Polymer. The flagship Purple is the most affordable model by far. Read our full Original Purple mattress review for more details. A couple years ago, Purple introduced three hybrid models (formerly known as the New Purple 2, New Purple 3 and New Purple 4. If you’re interested in how the three new models differ, check out our Ultimate Purple Mattress Comparison.

Purple Hybrid Ratings

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Amazon Reviews: Amazon reviews are sparse for the Purple Hybrid, likely because this mattress was previously known as the Purple 2/3/4. The mattress does have a 4.0 out of 5.0 review score on Amazon. Customers were both positive and negative regarding the support and feel of the mattress, probably because it is different and takes some getting used to. There was also a complaint regarding the weight of the mattress, but overall the reviews are good.

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    Wesley Ott

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Purple Company Policies

All of the New Purple Hybrid mattresses come with a few additional perks if you decide to purchase from them.

  • Free shipping and returns
  • Free while-glove delivery with Purple Hybrid Premier
  • 100-night risk-free trial
  • 10-year warranty

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How did the Slumber Yard team receive these mattresses?

These beds were 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 New Purple mattresses weigh?

The Purple Hybrid mattress ranges in weight from 77 pounds for a twin XL to 148 pounds for a cal king. The Purple Hybrid Premier mattresses ranges from 91 to 175 pounds and the Purple.4 mattress ranges from 105 to 202 pounds.

What kind of frame should I use with these beds?

The New Purple Hybrid mattresses need a sturdy surface to lay on. Most adjustable bases, foundations and slatted frames will suffice. Make sure your existing foundation can support the weight of you and your new Purple bed. The company recommends you do not use a box spring.

Does Purple ship to all 50 states?

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

Where are Purple mattresses made?

All Purple mattresses are manufactured in the United States.

How will shipping/returns work?

For all of its beds, Purple offers free shipping and 100-night risk-free test window. If you don’t like your new Purple Hybrid mattress inside those first 100 nights, you can return the bed for a full refund!

What’s the difference between Purple Hybrid and the Original mattress?

The Purple Hybrid beds have coils for support, while the Original bed has a base of foam. As such, the Hybrid beds are more responsive and bouncy and are better for heavier folks—they’re also more expensive.

How does Purple Hybrid compare with Hybrid Premier?

Purple Hybrid is about a medium-firm and has 2″ of Hyper-Elastic Polymer, while Purple Hybrid Premier is around a medium and comes with 3″ or 4″ of Hyper-Elastic Polymer.

Are Purple Mattresses worth the money?

It’s true that the Purple Mattresses are expensive in comparison with other mattresses, but they can be worth it if you can afford them. The combination of temperature control, motion isolation, pressure relief, durability and overall sleep comfort makes the Purple mattress worth the money. Remember, you might spend up to one-third of your life in bed. It should be comfortable.

How much does the Purple Hybrid mattress cost?

They range from about $1,300 to $5,000 before any discounts. If you get Purple Hybrid, the queen-size costs around $1,500-$1,800.

Can I sample the Hyper-Elastic Polymer material before I purchase?

There are two methods for sampling the Hyper-Elastic Polymer material. The first is to find a store that sells the Purple mattress and try it out. A list of stores can be found here. That might not be the best way however as it can take some people several days to get used to the unique feel of the Purple mattresses. In that case, you could take advantage of Purple’s 100-night risk-free trial period. Try the mattress at home, and you can contact Purple if you decide you don’t like it.