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.
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If you’re looking for a unique, responsive mattress with a different type of feel
All types of sleepers (particularly back and stomach)
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.
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
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Great for stomach, side and back sleepers
- Unique and responsive mattress
- 100-night risk-free trial period
- 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
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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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
Yes. However, they charge an additional fee for shipping to Hawaii, Alaska and Canada.
All Purple mattresses are manufactured in the United States.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.