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New Purple Hybrid Mattress Review

New 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: September 10, 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

Outline Of This Review:

Overview Of The Purple Hybrid Mattresses

Because we are covering three mattresses, here’s a graphic that explains some of the differences between the beds.

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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.

YouTube Review Of The New 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 beds.

The video above was published before Purple changed the name of their hybrid mattresses. The 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 2 Mattress Price

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin XL$1,299
Full$1,499
Queen$1,599
King / Cal King$1,899

The New Purple Hybrid mattresses 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.

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 Cheap Mattresses.

If you’re wondering about the price discrepancy between the three models, the answer lies in the top layer of each mattress. The price depends on how much of the company’s patented Hyper-Elastic Polymer is part of the bed because it’s an expensive material to source and manufacture.

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.

Why Weight Matters On Purple Hybrid Mattresses

We bring this subject up in almost every review and comparison we publish 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 different sized individuals.

In general, heavier sleepers (250+ pounds) will feel like most mattresses are soft because larger people exert more force on the bed.

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The New Purple Hybrid beds are designed (in part) with heavy people in mind

On the flip side, lighter sleepers (150 pounds or less) will generally feel like most mattresses are firm. Petite individuals will sleep more on top of the mattress and will feel less of the pressure-relieving characteristics mattresses provide.

Weight affects other factors like temperature regulation and support.

Inside The New Purple Hybrid Beds

The New Purple Hybrid mattresses start with a 1″ layer of dense polyurethane foam. This layer is 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 provide the beds 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 serves as a transition layer.

Construction breakdown of the new Purple Hybrid mattresses

Now, here’s where things get interesting. For the top layer, Purple uses a layer of its patented Hyper-Elastic Polymer. This polymer material functions like a gel or silicone-like material. As we alluded to above, the thickness of the top polymer layer 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″. Essentially, the names of the models match up to the thickness of the top polymer layer.

Hyper-Elastic Polymer is unique in that it’s stretchy, flexible and ultra-responsive, yet it’s also supportive.

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Close up with Purple’s 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 think that’s an accurate way to describe it.

How To Care For A Mattress Cover

Wrapping the New Purple Hybrid beds 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.

Firmness Ratings: Purple 2, 3 and 4

The New Purple Hybrid mattresses have a unique, gel-like feel thanks to the top layer of Hyper-Elastic Polymer on each bed. 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.

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Jeff is a big fan of Purple 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, here’s where we’d say each model lands on the soft-to-firm scale.

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All in all, we think all three models land on the firmer side of the spectrum. Out of the three new models, the base Purple Hybrid is the firmest 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. Likewise, the Purple 4 Hybrid Premier is the softest of the trio since it contains the thickest polymer top layer.

However, don’t let all this firmness talk scare you away if you like a soft, pressure-relieving mattress. At the end of the day, all three New Purple Hybrid mattresses provide a good amount of pressure relief. That’s what makes the Hyper-Elastic Polymer material so special. It’s supportive, yet also soft and comfortable.

In addition, the polymer material is 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 New Purple Hybrid beds.

Side Sleepers On The Purple Hybrid Beds

According to the company’s website, the Purple 3 and Purple 4 Hybrid Premier models are 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.

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All three New Purple Hybrid beds are quite comfortable for side sleepers

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.

What About Back And Stomach Sleepers?

The Purple 2 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. However, again, we think all three mattresses are good options for back and stomach sleepers.

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Lots of support for back and stomach sleepers

Regardless of the model you choose, 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.

Purple likes to steer combo sleepers towards their 3.0 Hybrid Premier model, but again, we think the base Purple Hybrid and Purple Hybrid Premier 4.0 will work for all types of sleepers as well. At the end of the day, all three beds strike a nice balance between pressure relief and support.

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.

Will Small And Average Size People Like Purple Beds?

Yes, in fact the New Purple Hybrid beds may be overkill for 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.

Ideal For Heavy People?

Absolutely. If you weigh more than 250 pounds, the Purple Hybrid mattresses are definitely viable options.

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.

Coils provide bi-directional support, which 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.

Do The Purple Hybrid Mattresses Sleep Cool?

The New Purple Hybrid models are among 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 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.

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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.

What About 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 mattresses do a decent job of deadening movement.

You would think the mattresses 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.

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.

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The Purple Hybrid 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.

Compared To The 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.

Pros And Cons Of The Purple Hybrid Mattress

Pros

  • Great for stomach, side and back sleepers
  • Unique and responsive mattress
  • 100-night risk-free trial period

Cons

  • The Purple Hybrid mattress is very heavy and difficult to move
  • Somewhat expensive compared with other memory foam mattresses
  • Might not be ideal for couples who have different sleep preferences

Other Purple Products

Purple Hybrid Mattress Review Verdict

Overall, we like the New Purple Hybrid and Hybrid Premier mattresses. The company made some nice improvements over the Original Purple bed. 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 the New Purple Hybrid models a try.

Purple Company Policies

All of the New Purple Hybrid mattresses come with free shipping. The Purple Hybrid mattress arrives compressed and rolled up in a protective bag. The Purple Hybrid Premier mattresses comes with free white-glove delivery. This means someone will deliver the mattress and set it up for you. That’s good news because the Purple Hybrid Premier beds are heavy and don’t have handles. The delivery team will also haul away your old mattress if you’d like for no additional fee.

Once the mattress is delivered, Purple offers you a 100-night risk-free trial period. If you decide the mattress isn’t for you during those first 99 nights, call the company. It’ll schedule someone to retrieve the mattress from your house free of charge. After you provide proof that the mattress has been picked up, the company will issue you a full refund. The return/refund process normally takes anywhere from 1-3 weeks.

Purple also backs its mattresses with a 10-year warranty. You can get more details about what the warranty entails on the company’s website. Most of these policies (sans free white-glove delivery) are common for the online mattress industry.

Purple Hybrid Reviews

  • 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.

Company Info

Purple Physical Store Locations

Purple has just one showroom at their headquarters, however the Purple line of products is available at the Mattress Firm, Macy’s, and other regional furniture outlets.

  • Purple Headquarters Showroom, Lehi, UT

Purple Contact Information

Find Purple On Social Media

Review team

  • JD
    JD Christison

    Combo Sleeper

  • Dillon Payne

    Combo Sleeper

  • wesley-ott
    Wesley Ott

    Combo Sleeper

  • Owen Poole

    Side Sleeper

FAQs

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.