Purple Hybrid & Hybrid Premier Mattress Review

After bursting onto the scene in 2015 with a massive Kickstarter campaign, Purple has become one of the most-recognized names in the mattress industry.

Purple’s success stems from the proprietary material, known as a Hyper-Elastic Polymer, that forms the Purple Grid in the comfort layer of their mattresses.

The Purple Hybrid and Hybrid Premier mattresses brings a fresh design that features this grid-based comfort system -- available in three different thicknesses -- above a support core of innerspring coils. The result is a mattress that excels in support, resilience, and temperature regulation.

 

In-depth Purple Hybrid & Hybrid Premier Mattress Review

Purple Hybrid & Hybrid Premier Sizing & Pricing

Purple Hybrid Mattress
Size Dimensions Weight Price
Twin XL 38” x 80” x 11” 77 lbs $1,299
Full 54” x 76” x 11” 106 lbs $1,499
Queen 60” x 80” x 11” 122 lbs $1,599
King 76” x 80” x 11” 149 lbs $1,899
California King 72” x 84” x 11” 148 lbs $1,899
Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress (3")
Size Dimensions Weight Price
Twin XL 38” x 80” x 12” 91 lbs $1,899
Full 54” x 76” x 12” 125 lbs $2,099
Queen 60” x 80” x 12” 145 lbs $2,199
King 76” x 80” x 12” 176 lbs $2,699
California King 72” x 84” x 12” 175 lbs $2,699
Purple Hybrid Premier Mattress (4")
Size Dimensions Weight Price
Twin XL 38” x 80” x 13” 105 lbs $2,499
Full 54” x 76” x 13” 145 lbs $2,699
Queen 60” x 80” x 13” 168 lbs $2,999
King 76” x 80” x 13” 204 lbs $3,499
California King 72” x 84” x 13” 202 lbs $3,499
Firmness

Purple makes three mattress models that have a hybrid design, each of which offers a different firmness level.

The Purple Hybrid is Medium Firm, around a 6.5 on the firmness scale. The Purple Hybrid Premier with the 3-inch Purple Grid is Medium (5-6), an the Purple Hybrid Premier with the 4-inch Purple Grid is Medium Soft (4.5).

Availability

All of the Purple Hybrid options are available online through the Purple website and can also be purchased on Amazon.

Purple has also teamed up with Mattress Firm and Macy's to sell their mattresses through those retail outlets. Both of these are major national chains with numerous locations at which customers can get an up-close look at the Purple Hybrid and Hybrid Premier mattresses. A list of locations is available through the Purple store locator.

Construction

The Purple Hybrid and Hybrid Premier mattresses have a similar construction for all three models. The StretchMax cover is a knit fabric made of 29% Viscose, 67% Polyester, and 4% Lycra.

The interior construction involves several layers.

Purple Hybrid

  1. The top layer is 2” of the Purple Grid made  with a proprietary Hyper-Elastic Polymer.
  2. The second layer is 1” of polyfoam with a density of 2 pounds per cubic foot (PCF).
  3. The third layer is 7.5” of fabric-encased, pocketed coils.
  4. The fourth layer is 1” of polyfoam with a density of 2 PCF.

Purple Hybrid Premier (3")

  1. The top layer is 3” of the Purple Grid made with a proprietary Hyper-Elastic Polymer.
  2. The second layer is 1” of polyfoam with a density of 2 PCF.
  3. The third layer is 7.5” of fabric-encased, pocketed coils.
  4. The fourth layer is 1” of polyfoam with a density of 2 PCF.

Purple Hybrid Premier (4")

  1. The top layer is 4” of the Purple Grid made with a proprietary Hyper-Elastic Polymer.
  2. The second layer is 1” of polyfoam with a density of 2 PCF.
  3. The third layer is 7.5” of fabric-encased, pocketed coils.
  4. The fourth layer is 1” of polyfoam with a density of 2 PCF.
Shipping

Standard shipping is free for the Purple Hybrid mattress. It is shipped by FedEx to your front door.

The Hybrid Premier mattresses come with free white glove delivery. This includes setup of the Hybrid Premier and haul-away of an old mattress.

White-glove delivery is available for the Purple Hybrid for a charge of $149.

Shipping is only available in the United States and Canada. Extra charges apply for shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada.

Additional Services

White glove delivery including setup and haul-away of an old mattress is available for no extra charge for the Hybrid Premier. It has a fee of $149 for the Purple Hybrid.

Sleep Trial

Purple offers a 100-night sleep trial. You must keep the mattress for 21 nights. If after 21 nights, you decide the mattress isn’t right for you, you can return it for a full refund.

If the mattress is purchased on Amazon, the return window is only 30 days, and all returns must be coordinated with Amazon. If you purchase through Mattress Firm or Macy's, check with the retailer for details about their specific return policy.

Warranty

The Purple mattresses come with a 10-year limited warranty that covers defects in materials or workmanship. If there is a defect, Purple will repair or replace the mattress, but the purchaser is responsible for any shipping costs associated with the warranty coverage.

Purple Hybrid & Hybrid Premier Mattress Performance

Motion Isolation

Motion isolation is a strength of the Purple Hybrid & Hybrid Premier mattresses. The Purple Grid that makes up the top layer of the mattress is highly responsive and does not transfer significant motion. Because of the bounce of the coils and the resilience of the Purple Grid, the Purple Hybrid and Hybrid Premier may transfer more motion than traditional memory foam, but this is unlikely to be a serious disruption to most sleepers.

Edge Support

Edge support is average in the Purple Hybrid & Hybrid Premier mattresses. The Purple Grid in the comfort layer is limited in its edge support, but the innerspring coils in the support layer help give some reinforcement to prevent collapsing at the edge.

Heat Retention

The hybrid mattresses from Purple sleep cool and are a great choice for people who worry about overheating at night. The Hyper-Elastic Polymer used in the comfort layer does not retain heat, and the open spaces in the Purple Grid permit plenty of cooling airflow.

Off-Gassing

There is very little to no smell reported from the Purple Hybrid and Hybrid Premier mattresses according to customer reports.

Support

The Purple Grid is an extremely supportive material. It is sensitive to pressure and the squares of the grid compress to accommodate the weight that is applied to them. As a result, the Purple Hybrid and Hybrid Premier mattress can give more pinpoint relief to the parts of the body that need it most, promoting healthy spinal alignment. The fabric-encased coils provide an extra dose of responsiveness to these mattresses as well.

Conforming

Thanks to its responsiveness, the comfort layer offers substantial conforming and the ability to hug the body. This is especially true of the Purple Hybrid Premier that has thicker comfort layers and permits more sink into the mattress.

Durability

The Purple Hybrid mattress options are relatively new and do not have long-term data available regarding their durability. The Hyper-Elastic Polymer in Purple’s mattresses is an innovative material but may be prone to wearing down over time.

Sex

This mattress does not inhibit motion related to sexual activity. The innerspring support core increases bounce, and the Purple Grid is resilient, providing sufficient springiness to make for easy movement on top of the bed.

How Do Customers Rate the Purple Hybrid & Hybrid Premier Mattresses?
Website Reviews
Purple.com 4.4/5 (19,440 reviews) - rating for all Purple mattresses combined
Amazon 3.3/5 (38 reviews)
Google Shopping Not applicable
Consumer Reports 73 overall CR score (for Purple Hybrid Premier 3 Inch Model)

What Type of Sleeper is Suited to the Purple Hybrid & Hybrid Premier Mattresses?

Finding the right model of the Purple Hybrid mattress options can depend on your sleeping position and body weight.

Side sleepers tend to do better with softer mattresses. Responsive materials, such as the Purple Grid, can assist side sleepers in getting the cushioning they need at key pressure points like the shoulders and hips. However, heavier side sleepers may find that the comfort layer of the Purple Hybrid is too thin. The Hybrid Premier has a thicker comfort system but is also softer and may be too soft for some side sleepers over 230 pounds.

Back sleepers need to avoid a mattress that is too soft and that allows their torso to sink too far into the comfort layer. Lighter-weight back sleepers can do well with the Purple Hybrid and Hybrid Premier mattresses because of its responsiveness, but heavier back sleepers may find this mattress to be too soft.

Stomach sleepers get the best results from firmer mattresses that don’t cause them to become misaligned from sinking into the mattress at the abdomen. In general, these mattresses are not ideal for stomach sleepers, but the Purple Hybrid and the 3-inch Hybrid Premier can work well for stomach sleepers of average body weight.

Purple Hybrid Premier
Under 130 lbs 130-230 lbs Above 230 lbs
Side Sleepers Very good Good Poor
Back Sleepers Very good Good Fair
Stomach Sleepers Good Fair Fair
Purple Hybrid Premier (3")
Under 130 lbs 130-230 lbs Above 230 lbs
Side Sleepers Very good Very good Very good
Back Sleepers Good Fair Fair
Stomach Sleepers Good Fair Fair
Purple Hybrid Premier (4")
 
Under 130 lbs 130-230 lbs Above 230 lbs
Side Sleepers Very good Very good Good
Back Sleepers Fair Fair Poor
Stomach Sleepers Fair Poor Poor

Our Verdict

The Purple Hybrid and Hybrid Premier mattresses are a compelling choice for anyone looking for a fresh feel and performance in a mattress. This bed promotes spinal alignment and comfort through the combination of the Purple Grid with the bounce and stability of innerspring coils.

Customers of all body types and sleeping positions can benefit from the 3" Premier option, and in all models, the material stays exceptionally cool, preventing overheating during the night.

Though still new on the scene, the Purple Hybrid and Hybrid Premier mattresses feature an innovative approach that is a welcome change from the norm in online mattresses.

Purple Hybrid & Hybrid Premier Mattresses

9.0
Material Quality
9.5 / 10
Support
9.5 / 10
Temperature Regulation
10.0 / 10
Off-Gassing
9.5 / 10
Suitability for Sex
9.1 / 10
Trial period
8.5 / 10
Warranty
8.5 / 10
Company Reputation
8.3 / 10
Value for the Money
8.4 / 10

Pros

- Innovative comfort layer provides responsiveness and resilience without heat retention
- Innerspring coils boost overall support and resilience
- Three models available to match with your firmness preference
- Free white-glove delivery Hybrid Premier

Cons

- Comfort layer may compress too much for sleepers over 230 pounds
- Higher price point
- Required 21 day try-out period before returns

Company Information

Customer Service

Purple has generally received good reviews for its service with over 70% of customers expressing satisfaction with the company’s customer care.

Reputation

Purple has become a well-known name in the mattress industry because of its unique materials. As the company has grown, it has retained a strong reputation for quality and service.

BBB Rating

None

Years in Business

Purple has been in business since 2015. The Purple Hybrid mattress was launched in 2018.

Physical Stores

The Purple mattress can be found in the company’s showroom at their headquarters in Alpine, Utah.

Purple has a distribution agreement with Mattress Firm, so many Mattress Firm stores will carry some Purple mattresses.

Purple mattresses may also be found in some locations of Sam’s Wholesale Club and Macy’s.

Contact Information

1-844-642-5613 -- [email protected]