Warranty: 10-year limited warranty
Sleep Trial: 100-night trial
Price Range: $1,495–$2,995
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Warranty: 10-year limited warranty
Sleep Trial: 100-night trial
Price Range: $1,495–$2,995
The Mattress Nerd’s Take: While many shoppers picture the “Casper Original” as simply an all-foam mattress, the Casper Original also comes in a hybrid version. Constructed with an innerspring coil layer and additional memory foam, the Casper Hybrid mattress combines the features of both an innerspring and memory foam mattress. This popular bed relieves pressure and regulates temperature, making it a great option for a wide range of sleepers. Back and stomach sleepers will appreciate the addition of coils, which can support their bodies even better than the original all-foam Casper, a top pick for best bed-in-a-box. Hot sleepers will also benefit from the increased airflow throughout the mattress layers, thanks to the innerspring coils.
|Body Type:||BACK SLEEPERS||STOMACH SLEEPERS||SIDE SLEEPERS|
|Lightweight (< 130 lbs):||4||3||3|
|Average weight (130 – 230 lbs):||5||5||4|
|Heavyweight (> 230 lbs):||3||2||3|
1 = Very poor, 2 = Not good, 3 = Fair, 4 = Good, 5 = Excellent
The best mattresses for back sleepers help those who sleep on their back to maintain proper spinal alignment. In addition to the coil construction, the Casper Hybrid features zoned support. The three different zones of targeted support protect the entire body, providing a softer feel along the head and feet while offering more density and support for heavier parts of the body like the hips and shoulders. Average-weight back sleepers and some heavyweight back sleepers will benefit from the zoned support, which relieves pressure while allowing you to feel as if you’re sleeping on top of the mattress, rather than “in” the mattress. Lightweight back sleepers may not sink deeply enough into the targeted zoned layer to take full advantage of its lumbar support.
The layers of foam in the Casper Hybrid provide enough support and density for average-weight and lightweight stomach sleepers. While the Casper Hybrid is a firmer mattress, it may still be too soft for heavyweight stomach sleepers. These folks may feel their hips sinking too deeply into the foam layers, potentially causing them to feel the innerspring coils. However, we consider the Casper Wave Hybrid, a sister mattress, to be one of the best mattresses for hip pain promising extra support at the hip pressure points.
Average-weight side sleepers will also fare well on the Casper Hybrid. Although slightly firmer than some recommended mattresses for side sleepers, the Casper Hybrid’s Airscape foam contours around the curves of the body and protects the hips and shoulders from feeling too jammed up. However, especially lightweight or petite side sleepers may need a mattress with additional pressure-relieving foam layers. Heavyweight side sleepers might need additional support as well, but should still find plenty of lift in the Casper Hybrid’s individually wrapped steel coils.
Combination sleepers require a responsive, bouncy mattress that allows them to move around easily on its top comfort layers. Thankfully, they can find these qualities in the Casper Hybrid, a great mattress for combination sleepers. Featuring responsive foam top layers and bouncy inner coils, the Casper Hybrid moves with the body as the sleeper shifts positions. Its balanced foam feel and zoned support will provide a comfortable surface for average-weight and heavyweight combination sleepers. But lightweight combination sleepers who spend lots of time on their sides might feel a bit too much pressure on the Casper Hybrid.
Because of the high responsiveness level of the Casper Hybrid, it’s easy for sleepers to move around atop its surface and change positions without feeling stuck. While average-weight and heavyweight sleepers may sink more into the top foam layers, the springy coil system still provides great bounce. Some sleepers (especially combination sleepers) will appreciate the Casper Hybrid’s responsiveness, but others may prefer a more ensconcing, cradling feel that allows them to sink more deeply into the comfort layers à la the original all-foam Casper.
Here at Mattress Nerd, we rank beds on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the most firm bed you can imagine. At a 7/10 on our mattress firmness scale, the Casper Hybrid is slightly firmer than the average “medium-firm” feel of most mattresses, which rank around 6.5/10 on the scale. Casper’s additional firmness translates to a sturdier mattress and improves the support for both back and stomach sleepers. At this more firm level, sleepers will not sink very far into the foam layers. The all-foam Casper Original is a similar firmness, but trades coils for a durable foam with a more cradling effect. In our memory foam vs. hybrid comparison, you can see an in-depth comparison of how material affects firmness.
Naturally hot sleepers know this best: There’s nothing worse than waking up sweaty because of a heat-trapping mattress. The Casper Hybrid works against this issue thanks to its Airscape layer of perforated foam combined with its individually wrapped coils. While it’s not cool to the touch, the Casper Hybrid cover is certainly breathable, and the coils improve airflow to prevent sleepers from overheating. When deciding between the all-foam Casper Original and the Casper Hybrid, if your main consideration is finding the best mattress for hot sleepers, the Hybrid definitely earns bonus points in the temperature-regulation category.
The top mattresses for couples are able to isolate motion where it occurs, so partners are not disturbed by their co-sleeper’s movements. While the Casper Hybrid excels in many areas, in the testing lab we found some motion transfer across the bed because of its bouncy, breathable coils. Since this firm mattress is very responsive, its top memory foam layer is less likely to absorb all of the motion between partners. However, the Casper Hybrid’s ability to provide support and comfort for multiple positions makes it a good choice for couples who may not share the same sleeping position.
“Edge support” is the strength of a bed around its perimeter. It’s not as important if you don’t spend lots of time sitting or lying on the edge of the bed. But edge support could matter more to you if your sleep partner takes up more than their fair share of the bed and you continuously find yourself stretched all the way to the edge. The Casper Hybrid includes a firm border around the coil base to improve edge support and prevent the bed from sagging. For those who like to sleep toward the edge of the mattress, you can still enjoy the zoned support layer without feeling like you’re falling off. For a bed-in-a-box mattress, the Casper Hybrid has a durable and strong base, also making it one of the best mattresses for the money.
The Casper Hybrid mattress consists of similar layers to the Casper Original all-foam mattress, with the addition of coils in the support layer and durable polyfoam underneath. The polyfoam base encases the bottom and sides of the mattress for better edge support..
Layer #1: Breathable Cover: The Casper Hybrid cover is designed to stretch and remain breathable under the sleeper, but it doesn’t feel cool to the touch.
Layer #2: Airscape Foam Comfort Layer: Casper’s proprietary Airscape layer is perforated for air to flow through the holes and contour around the sleeper. Its plush and responsive feel provides some pressure relief, and the aerated foam helps improve airflow throughout the mattress.
Layer #3: Zoned Support Memory Foam Layer: The second layer of the Casper Hybrid, a zoned support layer, serves as a transition layer with three different sections of varying firmness. This layer will be firmer at the center to provide more lumbar support, yet more contouring at the head and foot of the mattress. The zoned support layer makes this a great mattress for back pain by lifting the hips and cradling the shoulders.
Layer #4: Pocketed Coils with Polyfoam Edge Support: The pocketed coils provide much of the bounce and support of the mattress. A high-density polyfoam encasement surrounds the layer of coils to help the entire bed retain its shape and improve edge support.
|Twin||$695||38” x 75”||11”||53 lbs|
|Twin XL||$795||38” x 80”||11”||57 lbs|
|Full||$1,195||53” x 75”||11”||76 lbs|
|Queen||$1,295||60” x 80”||11”||91 lbs|
|King||$1,495||76” x 80”||11”||112 lbs|
|Cal King||$1,495||72” x 84”||11”||114 lbs|
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The Casper Hybrid mattress ships as a bed-in-a-box, rolled and compressed via UPS in two to seven business days after you place your order. Shipping is free anywhere in the lower 48 states and in Canada. Shipping to Alaska or Hawaii will incur a fee, and Casper will not ship King or California King sizes to either state. Casper mattresses are also available at some third-party retailers and Amazon, and the brand offers same-day delivery in certain parts of New York and Los Angeles.
Unboxing the Casper Hybrid is quite easy: It took our team of testers less than two minutes to place it on the frame, carefully cut the plastic wrap, and allow the mattress to inflate. Note that it can take a bed-in-a-box mattress up to 24 hours to inflate fully.
The Casper Hybrid mattress comes with an industry-standard 10-year limited warranty that applies only to the original owner. It covers defects in materials and workmanship when you use the mattress as its intended.
The Casper warranty covers indentations that are greater than 1”, which did not result from improper use or a weak foundation. It includes physical flaws that led to cracks in the foam—again, as long as you didn’t use the mattress improperly. The warranty also covers any problems with the zipper that occurred as a result of poor workmanship.
You can use any adjustable frame, platform or flat foundation to support the Casper Hybrid. If you do use a base with slats, they need to be at least 1.5” thick and sit no more than 4” apart to properly support the mattress.
Customers who purchase the Casper Hybrid will get a 100-night risk-free trial. You should always spend some time (30 days or so) getting used to a new mattress before you decide if it works for you. But if you decide you want to return the Hybrid, Casper will send a courier to pack it up and take it away at your convenience. They’ll try to donate it to a local charity or recycle it, and you’ll get a full refund.
For more on the Casper buying experience, please see our full article addressing common Casper mattress complaints.
The main difference between the original Casper and the Casper Hybrid lies in the construction: The Casper is an all-foam bed that’s best for lighter weight sleepers. The Casper Hybrid incorporates both foam and coils, making it a more supportive bed that can accommodate heavier sleepers.
Those who are on a budget and don’t require a lot of support should fare just fine with the popular original Casper, among our top picks for best memory foam mattresses. But for those who have more money to spend, the Casper Hybrid supports more sleeping positions (even stomach sleepers), and it sleeps much cooler thanks to its innerspring coils, which also increases the bed’s overall durability. As to feel, the original Casper has more of a balanced foam feel, and the Casper Hybrid is a much more responsive, bouncy bed that’s great for combination sleepers.
Casper calls the Wave Hybrid its “most supportive mattress and the best for back pain.” Why? The bed contains a fourth layer of construction featuring additional gel pods under the waist and lower back that help keep the spine aligned. This “Zoned Support Max” eases aches and pains and provides the feeling of full-body support.
Thus, it’s no surprise that the Casper Wave Hybrid is much more expensive than the original Casper Hybrid. It’s also a better fit for heavier sleepers and hot sleepers (cooling gel coats the top foam layer). Both Casper mattresses include Airscape foam and zoned support in their construction. Among our best hybrid mattresses, the Wave Hybrid boasts five layers designed to relieve pressure and protect against motion transfer, making it the better mattress for couples.
The newest mattress in the Casper collection, the Casper Nova Hybrid is known as the brand’s most plush, soft mattress. Side sleepers will find exceptional pressure relief thanks to not one but two layers of Airscape foam for a gentle and cushioning feel. All that perforated foam also adds to the bed’s overall cooling capabilities.
The Casper Hybrid is also great for hot sleepers, as it, too, has a layer of Airscape foam and individually wrapped coils for added airflow. However, the Casper Hybrid is more firm than the Nova and works best for back sleepers and average-weight stomach sleepers. A more bouncy, responsive bed, the Casper Hybrid is also a good choice for combination sleepers who change positions throughout the night.
For help deciding between the Casper mattresses, see our full Casper mattress comparison.
Just as the Casper Hybrid features the brand’s signature Airscape foam and zoned support, the Purple Hybrid includes its own proprietary Hyper-Elastic Polymer technology. Known as the Purple Grid, this layer is designed for better airflow, and it responds to the shape of the body. The Purple Grid’s built-in air channels should sleep cooler than the Casper Wave Hybrid, and its thicker layers provide more support for heavier sleepers.
Both mattresses are responsive and work well for back and stomach sleepers, but the Casper Hybrid is going to feel more like a traditional mattress. Some sleepers find it difficult to adjust to the unique feel of the Purple Hybrid, because its flexible Purple Grid reshapes as soon as you change positions.
The Leesa Hybrid is similar to the Original Leesa, only it adds coils for support and foams for pressure relief—much in the same way that the Casper Hybrid is similar to the original Casper. The Leesa Hybrid also has a similar responsive feel to the Casper Hybrid, making it a great option for combination sleepers.
The Leesa Hybrid features another layer of memory foam compared to the Casper, making it better at isolating motion—a top consideration for couples—and it comes at a steeper price. While the Casper Hybrid works well for back sleepers, the Leesa Hybrid is a better fit for side sleepers.
Both the Casper Hybrid and Saatva Classic mattresses are high-quality beds at a similar price point. The key difference is their firmness levels: The Casper Hybrid has one choice, medium-firm or 7/10, which is slightly firmer than average. Among our best innerspring mattresses, the Saatva has a choice of three firmness levels: plush firm, luxury firm and firm.
Both beds also contain innerspring coils, but the Saatva boasts a dual “coil on coil” system that adds durability and helps minimize motion transfer, unlike the more responsive Casper Hybrid. Finally, a big selling point for the Saatva is its breathable, organic cotton cover, which helps it to sleep cooler.
There may be a “new mattress” smell when you first unbox your Casper Hybrid, but that smell should dissipate within a few hours. An off-gassing smell is common in new beds, especially when comfort foams are used (like memory foam). Casper uses a water-based adhesive in their design process to eliminate unnecessary chemicals in your bed, so you can sleep while breathing easy.
While a mattress cover isn’t required for you to enjoy your sleep on the Casper Hybrid, it can certainly protect your mattress against spills and leaks. Casper offers its own breathable mattress protector.
All the foams in Casper mattresses are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning they are free from harmful chemicals and are made without ozone depleters, lead and other heavy metals.
For the many consumers who were first drawn to the construction of the all-foam Casper Original, the Casper Hybrid is made for sleepers looking for more support and bounce. Its targeted zoned support layer protects the lower back, while cradling the hips and shoulders in all sleeping positions. Meanwhile, the AirScape foam helps keep you cool, and the innerspring coils make movement easy and increase airflow. The Casper Hybrid was made for back sleepers but can work well for all sleeper types depending on body size. We also recommend the Casper Hybrid for combination sleepers or couples who prioritize edge support over motion isolation.
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