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Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress Review

Previously marketed as the Purple 3 and the Purple 4, the Purple Hybrid Premier is Purple’s luxury mattress and comes in two firmness settings.

Our Verdict: If you’re looking for a luxurious sleep experience, then the The Purple Hybrid Premier may be for you. The Purple Hybrid Premier features 2 comfort options where sleepers can choose from either a 3″ comfort layer, or upgrade to a 4″ layer, accommodating sleepers of many different positions. With a hybrid construction of foam and coils, the Purple Premier combines the best of both mattress types by providing superior comfort, support and pressure relief. Budget shoppers may prefer a more affordable mattress.

Who is the Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress Best For? 

Best For…

May Not be Best For…

✅Hot Sleepers

✅Couples

✅Back, side and combination sleepers

✅People who prefer sleeping “on” the mattress will appreciate the floating feel of this bed

✅Heavyweight sleepers will enjoy the durable support the pocket coils provide

❌Budget shoppers

❌Sleepers who prefer a deep, sinking, memory foam-like feel. However, upgrading to the 4″ comfort layer may appease some as this layer provides an extra inch of the comfort grid for added pressure relief.

Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress In-Depth Review

Purple earned their place in the mattress industry with their unique Purple grid technology. The hyper-elastic polymer “Smart Grid” is located in the comfort layer of the mattress and conforms closely to the body in areas where pressure is exerted. When pressure is applied, the rest of the layer remains relatively unchanged elsewhere, providing a unique mix of responsive pressure relief that’s relatively unheard of in the industry.

With the Purple Hybrid Premier, you’ll have the option to choose a 3-inch Purple Grid layer and a 4 inch one. The 3-inch model is marketed as having “weightless support” and corresponds with the medium firmness option, and the 4-inch model is said to have “zero gravity float” and corresponds with the medium-soft firmness option.

Regardless of the top layer thickness you choose, all Purple Hybrid Premiers have the same components in their construction. These include a knit blend cover with a non-slip bottom, a comfort layer of hyper-elastic polymer (this is the layer that varies in thickness), a transitional layer of 1-inch polyfoam, and a support layer comprised of 7.5-inch pocketed coils encased in polyfoam atop a thin layer of high-density base foam.

The result is a mattress that, in both thicknesses, has a relatively responsive, bouncy surface but also conforms for comfort. The Purple Hybrid Premier models also have excellent temperature neutrality, thanks to the breathability of the cover, comfort layer, and pocketed coil system. They also isolate motion exceptionally well when compared to the Purple Original and even the Purple Hybrid. You’ll hardly feel any movement from a partner or pet on these mattresses.

Read our Common Purple Mattress Complaints article to learn more about the brand.

The Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress Construction 

The Purple Hybrid Premier mattress consists of a knit blend cover, Purple’s proprietary hyper-elastic polymer smart grid (in a 3” or 4” thickness profile, depending on what you choose), a transitional layer of polyfoam, pocketed coils, and a support core.

Both the 3” and 4” Purple Hybrid Premier feature a breathable cover that’s made from a blend of viscose, Lycra spandex, and polyester. This cover has a stretchy feel that complements the responsiveness of the Smart Grid and pocketed coils it contains.

In the comfort layer, you’ll find 3 or 4 inches of Purple’s hyper-elastic polymer material. This Smart Grid collapses in areas where pressure is applied but remains unmoved elsewhere, creating the feeling of floating on top of the mattress. In this layer, you’ll find the biggest difference in feel between the 3-inch and 4-inch Purple Hybrid Premier mattresses. The 4 inch layers gives the mattress a medium-soft feel and conforms closely to the body, resulting in advanced relief for pressure points. The mattress with a 3-inch grid has a medium feel: it’s conforming but maintains more support, which is better for back or stomach sleepers.

Both versions of this mattress have a transitional layer of 1-inch polyfoam. This acts as a preventative barrier to ensure that sleepers don’t sink through Confort Grid and into the pocketed coil layer of the mattress.

The mattress’ core contains 7.5-inch pocketed coils that are 13.75-gauge. These low-gauge coils are thicker and more supportive than those of many innerspring mattress models on the market. At the bottom of the support core is a layer of 2.0 PCF high-density polyfoam. This bottom layer stabilizes the edges of the mattress and provides reinforcement for the pocketed coil layer above it, creating a very durable structure.

Another difference between the 3-inch and 4-inch Purple Hybrid Premier mattresses is their overall profile. The 3.0 measures 12 inches in total and the 4.0 measures 13 inches in total. Both are considered to be high profile mattresses. 

Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress Pricing and Sizing 

Size  3” Price 4” Price 3” Dimensions  4” Dimensions 
Twin XL  $1,899 $2,499 38” x 80” x 13” 38” x 80” x 14”
Full $2,099 $2,699 54” x 76” x 13” 54” x 76” x 14”
Queen $2,199 $2,999 60” x 80” x 13” 60” x 80” x 14”
King $2,699 $3,499 76” x 80” x 13” 76” x 80” x 14”
Cal King $2,699 $3,499 72” x 84” x 13” 72” x 84” x 14”
Split King  $3,798 $4,998 76” x 80” x 13” 76” x 80” x 14”

See: Purple Mattress Coupons 

Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress Features 

Firmness 

The firmness of the Purple Hybrid Premier will depend on which model you get. Both versions of the mattress have a bouncy, responsive feel that’s characteristic of most hybrids, but the level of conforming and softness will depend on the thickness of the Smart Grid that you choose.

The Hybrid Premier with the 3-inch Purple Grid is considered medium, and it will conform but maintain its flat surface elsewhere across the mattress.

The Hybrid Premier with the 4-inch Purple Grid is considered medium-soft. This means it will conform more closely to the body and provide a slightly more sinking feel, while not delivering the same deep conforming as a memory foam mattress.

Edge Support 

The Hybrid Premier has a high-density foam encasement around the coil layer, which provides reinforcement to help with getting in and out of bed. The mattress is very stable compared to the Purple Original, which we found to have poor to average edge support.

Motion Transfer

Both models of the Hybrid Premier provide excellent motion isolation. This is unique for a hybrid mattress; because most hybrids are responsive and bouncy, they tend not to isolate motion very well. The Purple Grid’s targeted buckling allows the Hybrid Premier to absorb the motion of one partner while leaving the rest of the mattress relatively still. For couples who wake at one another’s movements throughout the night, this will isolation motion to a degree that’s rare to see in hybrid mattress styles. 

Support 

Both versions of this hybrid contain the same robust support system of pocketed coils, a transitional layer, and a thin base layer. The low-gauge coils offer sturdier and even more supportive sleep than most hybrids and innerspring mattresses with higher-gauge coils. Further enhancing the mattress’ supportiveness is the high-density polyfoam that the coils are encased in; this stabilizes the mattress as a whole and prevents sinkage along the edges. 

Pressure Relief

Similar to the firmness and overall feel, the Purple Hybrid Premier’s ability to relieve pressure in various sleeping positions will depend on the thickness of the comfort layer chosen. The 3-inch comfort layer provides a conforming feel for back- and stomach-sleepers while also providing adequate support. The 4-inch comfort layer conforms even more closely, which helps cushion the hips and shoulders and may be a better option for side sleepers.

Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress By Sleeping Position 

Back Stomach Side  Combination
✅Keeps spine in line throughout the night, promoting a healthy posture

✅Pocketed coils provide durable support for heavier back sleepers

❌Strict back sleepers who prefer a firmer mattress for sturdier support may find this bed too soft

✅Has enough durability to avoid sinkage 

❌Not quite a match for  stomach sleepers who prefer firmer support

✅4″ comfort layer conforms even closer to your curves, cushioning your pressure points

✅4″ comfort layer mimics feel of memory foam by enveloping you in mattress

✅Isolates motion well; great for couples

✅Responsive to your movements

Back Sleepers: Back sleepers will find the support they need in the bed’s medium feel, helping to maintain spine alignment. The comfort layer provides enough contouring to keep you comfortable and relieve back pain. 

Stomach Sleepers: Its important for those who sleep on their stomach to have proper support in order to keep the hips elevated, and to keep the chest and shoulders well-supported. Regardless of your weight, the Purple Hybrid Premier is durable enough to avoid excessive sinkage at the hips, shoulders, or anywhere else that would throw off spinal alignment. See: Best Mattresses for Stomach Sleepers

Side Sleepers: Side sleepers are likely to prefer the 4” comfort layer’s deeper conforming qualities, which provide better pressure relief to the hips and shoulders. See: Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers

Combination Sleepers: If you’re a combination sleeper, you’ll fare well on either the 13” or 14” Purple Hybrid Premier. This mattress does a good job of eliminating motion transfer and is highly responsive, so you’ll be well-supported as you change positions.

Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress Buying Experience 

Customer Service

While some reviewers note that customer service seems unreliable because Purple is a relatively small company in the mattress industry, others rave about their experience working with Purple’s customer service representatives to solve various issues. Purple holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and is BBB accredited, both of which are difficult standings to obtain and maintain.

Shipping & Returns 

The Purple arrives as a bed in a box that measures 60” by 16” and weighs roughly 100 pounds. Returns for a full refund are available if you’re unsatisfied after 21 nights sleeping on your new Purple mattress.

Purple mattresses can be purchased on Purple’s website, Amazon.com, and in various brick-and-mortar locations throughout the country. Purple offers free shipping in the contiguous United States and can ship to Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada. The Purple Hybrid also qualifies for free white glove delivery, which includes in-home setup and old mattress removal, in the contiguous USA.

Sleep Trial & Warranty 

The Purple Hybrid Premier comes with a 100-night sleep trial that begins on the date of purchase. During this trial, the bed can be returned for a full refund or exchange, according to the company’s return policy. The company covers all shipping and handling expenses associated with returns and exchanges during this trial period.

The Purple Hybrid Premier also comes with a 10-year non-prorated warranty that begins on the date of purchase. Purple will repair or replace mattresses with defects for this entire period. We recommend reading Purple’s policies for detailed information about what the 10-year warranty does and does not cover.

Unboxing 

All beds that arrive wrapped in a box will emit some odor after being unboxed, but the Purple Hybrid Premier’s isn’t too bad. In most cases, the smell will dissipate just a few days after the mattress has been unboxed, unrolled, and allowed to air out.

Other Purple Models Available

Purple Mattress

The Purple mattress is perfect for value-seekers who prefer a temperature-neutral, all-foam mattress with a floating feel.

Read our full Purple mattress review to learn more.

Purple Hybrid

The Purple Hybrid features the Original Purple mattress’ comfort grid but adds responsive support coils at the core for improved airflow, responsiveness, and durability.

Check out our full Purple Hybrid mattress review to learn more.

Conclusion 

The Purple Hybrid Premier checks a lot of boxes: there’s choice, durability, temperature neutrality, motion isolation, and much more. That being said, this best is an investment, costing upwards of $4,000 in a King size, depending on the model you choose. We recommend reading through our reviews of the Purple Original and the Purple Hybrid, if you’re set on purchasing a mattress from Purple, to make sure the Purple Hybrid Premier is the best fit for you prior to purchasing.

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FAQs 

What foundation best supports the Purple Hybrid Premier? 

This Purple bed will work best on any flat, sturdy foundation. Options include a slatted foundation, box foundation, adjustable bed, or Purple’s own PowerBase or Platform.

How much weight can the Purple Hybrid Premier hold?

Good news- this mattress has no weight limit and no amount of weight will void the warranty. The Purple Hybrid Premier was built with heavy sleepers in mind, and is durable enough to support sleepers of all body types and weights.

Is there a break-in period for the Purple Hybrid Premier mattress?

The Purple team says it takes about 3 weeks to adjust to your new mattress. You have to wait 3 weeks before initiating a return, so be sure to give your body plenty of time to get used to the mattress.

See More FAQs at purple.com


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