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Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress Review (2020)

Take a ride on the Wave!  Ok, that was corny.  But the Casper Wave Hybrid is not.  No corners were cut with this one.  Discover Casper’s top of the line hybrid.

Nerd Score: 4.9/5

Constructed with an innerspring coil layer and additional memory foam, The Casper Wave Hybrid mattress seems to do everything better. This updated version of the beloved Casper Wave mattress isolates motion, relieves pressure, and regulates temperature, making it a great option for a wide range of sleepers.


Best For…

May Not be Best For…

Good for almost all sleepers of all shapes, sizes, sleep positions

✅ Couples

✅ Sleepers looking for pressure relief

❌ People who sleep very hot

❌ People looking for a mattress on a budget

❌ Back sleepers who move a lot in their sleep may feel “stuck”


Constructed with an innerspring coil layer and additional memory foam, The Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress seems to do everything better. This updated version of the beloved Casper Wave mattress isolates motion, relieves pressure, and regulates temperature, making it a great option for a wide range of sleepers.

Casper has been running hard at the mattress marketplace to start 2019. In the first part of the new year alone Casper has sent out three upgraded or revamped models and introduced two new hybrids, including the Casper Wave Hybrid.

The Wave Hybrid is as described. It’s a three-pronged hybrid combining the features of the memory foam Wave model, along with gel pods for “hyper-targeted” structural support for the body’s curves and an innerspring coil base that adds bounce and durability.

The Casper folks put most of their work into making sure the mattress would respond well to movement, so sleepers would quickly settle into the mattress enough to fall asleep in the first place.

They did that by varying the types of material used to support different body parts. For example, the gel pods are firm so they contour to your hips, which are heavier than your shoulders. But the memory and latex foams are softer so they contour to that lighter parts of the body.

The latex and the coils also give the Casper Wave Hybrid bounce. The mattress manages to be both supportive and adaptive enough to defy weight limits. It was built to handle all shapes and sizes. That alone is enough to justify the price tag that makes it the most expensive in the Casper line.


Look for these features with the Casper Wave Hybrid mattress:

  • Hybrid harnesses contouring abilities of memory foam, the bounce of latex, and the responsiveness of pocket coils
  • Handles sleepers of all shapes, sizes, sleep positions
  • Free in-home delivery and set-up with the purchase
  • Free shipping & free returns in the contiguous U.S. and Canada
  • Find Casper mattresses at retail locations in the U.S. using the online store-finder tool
  • 100-night free trial
  • 10-year limited warranty
  • CertiPUR-USⓇ certified air-flow, memory & support foams are free from harmful chemicals
  • Knit-wool cover and latex foam are OEKO-TEX® certified



The Casper Wave Hybrid is a 13-inch memory foam, latex foam, and innerspring coil mattress. The additional foam and coil layers add 1.5 inches of height to the regular Casper Wave mattress.


Memory foam mattresses have long had a bad reputation for overheating sleepers. But the Casper Wave Hybrid is built on a 7-inch foundation of pocket coils that allow air to flow freely through the space in between each coil. Also, the cover is made of naturally moisture-wicking wool and the latex foam underneath that is also naturally breathable.

They combine to keep you cool, though it won’t sleep quite as cool as a full innerspring or full latex mattress. Keep that in mind if you tend to sleep hot.

Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress Firmness

The Casper Wave Hybrid is a medium mattress, a straight 5 on the mattress firmness scale (where 1 is the softest and 10 is the most firm). To a large extent, the supportive coil layer keys this model’s ability to work for people of varying weights and sizes despite the middle-of-the-road firmness level.

Edge support

Partners who need to use the full surface of the mattress should do just fine on the Casper Wave Hybrid. There is a ring of foam around the edge and coils at the base. That allows this mattress to capably support any sleepers using the edge of the mattress.

Motion transfer

Individually wrapped coils have long been the key to preventing motion transfer in traditional mattresses. It’s important that the mattress settles quickly when you move and doesn’t jostle your sleep partner if you need to get out of bed for any reason.

Because the Casper Wave Hybrid responds and settles quickly if you do move in bed, it also does a great job keeping your movements isolated to your side of the bed if you get out of it. Better sleep for your partner, better harmony for the relationship!


The 13-inch Casper Wave Hybrid is made of five layers—four of memory foam and a bottom, support layer of wrapped, pocket coils.

The whole works is covered in a moisture-wicking wool fabric that will not trap humidity in the layers. That’s before you hit the top layer—a 1-inch slab of comfort foam of the sort that will give and make for a soft landing when you get in bed.

The second layer is 1.5 inches of breathable latex foam. Remember that latex has more bounce, so even though we’re talking about foam, this layer will feel buoyant enough to help you get out of bed. You won’t sink or feel trapped. Latex also breathes naturally. This layer will not trap heat, which has long been a problem when using traditional memory foam.

The third layer is 1.5 inches of pressure-relieving memory foam. This layer will give more to contour to your hips and shoulders and relieve pressure on joints. If you’re comfortable, you’ll sleep more soundly and be more likely to wake up without pain or soreness.

The fourth layer is new to Casper because it’s 1.5 inches of a resilient and durable foam layer made with “targeted gel pods”. The pods are placed strategically in 27 different spots to specifically support the curves of your hips and core.

The fifth layer is also new—a full 7-inch foundation of pocket-coil springs. The coils will support the mattress, enhance its durability, encourage air flow to keep body temperature low and isolate motion for couples sharing a bed.

Around the edge, the Casper Wave Hybrid boasts another new feature, sturdier edges via an additional and higher-density (read: firm) foam perimeter. You should sleep soundly on the entire surface and feel supported if you’re sitting on the edge.


Here is a breakdown of the Casper Wave Hybrid mattress:


  • Twin: 38″ x 75″
  • Twin XL: 38” x 80”
  • Full: 53” x 75”
  • Queen: 60” x 80”
  • King: 76” x 80”
  • Cal King: 72” x 84”


113 pounds (queen)


13 inches


Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress Trial

The Casper Wave Hybrid has a 100-night, risk-free trial. With free delivery and returns, Casper gives customers a friendly policy whether the mattress is being delivered or returned.

The Casper Wave Hybrid comes with free-white glove service in the lower 48 states. Someone will bring it to you, unpack it for you and discard of the packing supplies at no extra charge.

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 do want to return the Wave 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. You’ll get a full refund if you do send it back.

Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress Warranty

The Casper Wave 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 (i.e. not as a trampoline at the playground).

The Casper warranty covers sags greater than 1 inch that did not result from improper use or a weak foundation. It covers physical flaws that lead to cracks in the foam, but not if you used the mattress improperly. It covers any problems with the zipper that came as a result of bad workmanship.

As far as where you place the mattress, the company does not recommend you use a box spring with your Wave Hybrid. But you can use any adjustable frame, platform or flat foundation for support.  If you do use a base with slats, they need to be at least 1.5 inches thick and sit no more than 4 inches apart to support the Wave Hybrid.

Following these guidelines will keep you compliant with the warranty.

Unboxing a Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress

The Casper Wave Hybrid mattress will arrive rolled and compressed in a box via UPS in 2-7 business days after you place your order. This mattress comes with free in-home setup in the U.S. except for Alaska and Hawaii. Thank goodness because this hybrid weighs more and will be bulkier while handling it than the all-foam version.

Shipping is free anywhere in the lower 48 states and in Canada. You’ll pay for shipping in Alaska and Hawaii. And Casper will not ship King or Cal King sizes to either state. There is also same-day delivery in certain parts of New York and Los Angeles.

Customer service

Casper does great work with customers through the ordering, shipping and returns phases of the operation. Their “snooze specialists”, a.k.a. customer service representatives are said to be ready to answer any question, about mattresses or anything else, seven days per week.

Also, you can find Casper Wave Hybrid mattresses in stores throughout the U.S. by using the website’s store finder function. At a retail location, you can book a trial to a nap on a Casper mattress, talk to a sleep specialist, or just see the mattress for yourself.

If you do buy one and then change your mind, Casper also promises to complete your refund in two weeks.


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Nerd Score: 4.9/5

Casper is ambitiously trying to capture even more high-end clientele with the Casper Wave Hybrid, the multi-faceted and luxe version of the memory foam Casper Wave.

You will still make a significant financial commitment when you purchase this model since the hybrid costs between $300 and $750 more than its memory foam-only counterpart. But you also will see significant design innovation, quality of material used and functionality for that price bump.

The Wave Hybrid is a different mattress altogether due to the addition of the innerspring coil layer and another foam layer that add 1.5 inches of thickness. Both the construction and materials used upgrade all of the mattress functions—from firmness and comfort to responsiveness, motion transfer, and pressure relief.

It’s a mattress built to work for so many types of sleepers and sleep positions. You’ll pay for the versatility but Casper is betting it has done the work to win you over.


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