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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.

Purple, a USA-based mattress company, was established in 2015 and is one of the most unique brands in the market. Purple sells three mattresses: Purple Original, Purple Hybrid, and Purple Hybrid Premier. In this review, we’re taking a closer look at the Purple Hybrid Premier.

All Purple beds contain Purple’s claim to fame: the hyper-elastic polymer grid located in the comfort layer of the mattress. This “Smart Grid” conforms closely to the body in areas where pressure is exerted but remains relatively unchanged elsewhere, providing a unique mix of responsive pressure relief that’s relatively unheard of in the industry.

The Purple Hybrid Premier, like the Purple Hybrid, features a transitional layer and a support core of pocketed coils that sit atop a thin polyfoam base layer. This mattress was previously marketed as the New Purple, which included what is now the Purple Hybrid (formerly the Purple 2) and the Purple Hybrid Premier (formerly the Purple 3 and Purple 4). Purple since rebranded their offerings, and now the Purple Hybrid Premier is sold as Purple’s luxury mattress option with the choice of three or four-inch polymer grid on top.

In this review, we’re covering everything you need to know about the Purple Hybrid Premier. Keep reading to learn about the mattress’ construction, performance in various areas, which types of sleepers it suits best, pros and cons, Purple’s shipping, return, and warranty policies, and more. 

Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress In-Depth Review

Purple first marketed the Purple Hybrid Premier as the New Purple, which was available in three settings: medium-soft, medium, and medium-firm. Today, the medium-soft and medium models are sold under the Purple Hybrid Premier name, whereas the medium model is sold as the Purple Hybrid.

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.

For a full breakdown of this bed’s construction, performance in various areas, pros and cons, and our recommendations for who it suits best keep reading.

Who is the Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress Best For? 

Purple Hybrid Premier 3” 

Best For: 

  • Those who sleep hot will enjoy the mattress’ breathability, which is delivered by pocketed coils, a temperature-neutral cover, and high airflow through the comfort layer.
  • People who prefer sleeping “on” the mattress will love the floating feel delivered by the hyperelastic polymer layer.
  • Couples, especially those who wake easily at one another’s movements throughout the night, will sleep soundly on this motion-isolating mattress.
  • Combination sleepers will love this bed’s responsiveness and bounce, which makes it easy to switch positions. The combination of support and conforming makes it appropriate for all sleeping styles.
  • Any size sleeper can rest soundly on the Purple Premier 4.0, thanks to its durable and supportive pocketed coils. The comfort and transition layers are soft enough for lightweight sleepers while providing enough support for heavy sleepers who will sink further in the mattress.

Not Best For: 

    • Budget shoppers will have sticker shock at the Purple Hybrid Premier’s price tag, so it’s not for you if you’re limited with regard to price.
    • Sleepers who want a deep, sinking, memory foam-like feel to their beds. While the comfort grid does conform to an extent, it doesn’t feel like memory foam.

Purple Hybrid Premier 4” 

Best For: 

  • Those who sleep hot will enjoy the mattress’s breathability, which is delivered by pocketed coils, a temperature-neutral cover, and high airflow through the comfort layer.
  • People who prefer sleeping “on” the mattress will love the floating feel delivered by the hyperelastic polymer layer.
  • Couples, especially those who wake easily at one another’s movements throughout the night, will sleep soundly on this motion-isolating mattress.
  • Side sleepers will sleep soundly thanks to the Premier 4.0’s thick comfort layer, which cradles the shoulder and hips of side sleepers with a deep hug. Other sleeping styles will also love this bed but, for the money, we think it’s best suited for side sleepers wanting to make an investment.
  • Any size sleeper can rest soundly on the Purple Premier 4.0, thanks to its durable and supportive pocketed coils. The comfort and transitional layers are soft enough for lightweight sleepers while providing enough support for heavy sleepers who will sink further in the mattress.
  • Sizable budgets are the name of the game with the Purple 4.0, as it’s the company’s most expensive mattress because it has the thickest layer of the hyper-elastic polymer material.

Not Best For: 

  • Budget shoppers will have sticker shock at the Purple Hybrid Premier’s price tag, so it’s not for you if you’re limited with regard to price.

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 compliments the responsiveness of the Smart Grid and pocketed coils it contains.

In the comfort layer, you’ll find 3-inches 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 thicker mattress is medium-soft 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.

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”

 

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 

If you’re a combination sleeper, you’ll fare well on either the 13” or 14” Purple Hybrid Premier. For dedicated side, back, and stomach sleepers, however, these are our recommendations.

Purple Hybrid Premier 3” 

  • Back Sleepers and Stomach Sleepers—Back and stomach sleepers will find the support they need in the bed’s medium feel. Regardless of your weight, the mattress is durable enough to avoid excessive sinkage at the hips, shoulders, or anywhere else that would throw off spinal alignment.

Purple Hybrid Premier 4” 

  • 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.

Pros & Cons of the Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress 

PROS

  • This mattress’ design does a great job at mitigating some of the most common “woes” associated with hybrid mattresses, including conforming, noise, and motion isolation.
  • Choose between the 3-inch and 4-inch comfort layer, which provides greater variety in the same model for shoppers.
  • This mattress isolates motion exceptionally well for a hybrid, making it a great pick for couples or those who sleep with pets.
  • The bed’s pocketed coils, breathable cover, and airy smart-comfort grid help it sleep very cool.

CONS

  • While the 3- and 4-inch layers provide a relatively good degree of softness and conforming, they don’t compare with all-foam or memory foam mattresses, which conform closely to the sleeper’s body for a deep, sinking feel.
  • As Purple’s priciest mattress, the Purple Hybrid Premier may be out of budget for shoppers without a sizable budget.

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.

Competitors

Casper

Casper also makes a luxury hybrid mattress called the Casper Wave Hybrid. The construction is similar with the exception of the Smart Grid at the top of the Purple. The Hybrid Premier outpaces Casper in edge support, the durability of the support core, and a few other areas. The price points of the mattresses are similar. Read our full Casper Review to learn more. 

Nectar 

The Nectar mattress is constructed with memory foam layers, while the Purple’s comfort layer features the proprietary gel grid. The best bed for you will depend on the feel you prefer: the Nectar has a memory foam feel and the Purple has a unique, bouncy, gel-like feeling. In general, the Nectar is softer than the Purple Hybrid Premier, and it’s also more affordable. Read our full Nectar Review to learn more. 

Other Models Available

The Original Purple Mattress

The Original Purple was Purple’s first mattress to the market. It’s a mixed-foam bed that features the Smart Gel layer and layers of polyfoam underneath. The Original Purple is more affordable than the Premier, but it’s a little less supportive and durable. See: Best Affordable Mattresses 

Purple Hybrid 

The Purple Hybrid is almost identical to the Purple Hybrid Premier in construction. The main differentiator is the thickness of the comfort layer, as described above. The Purple Hybrid has a 2-inch layer of hyper-elastic polymer, whereas the Purple Hybrid Premier has models in 3-inch and 4-inch thicknesses.

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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