Casper Original Hybrid
Firmness: Medium (5)
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
Price Range: $1,095 – $1,895
Warranty: 10 Year, Limited
- Excellent blend of comfort and support for side and back sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds
- Very good temperature regulation for those who sleep hot
- Combination of responsiveness and motion isolation is great for couples
- Lacks the firmness needed by most stomach sleepers
- May feel too soft for people who don’t enjoy the hug of memory foam
- Average edge support is not ideal for sitting or lying on the edge of the bed
Sleep Doctor’s Take: Casper Original Hybrid Mattress
The Casper Original Hybrid Mattress combines the company’s signature plush foam with a support core of springy pocketed coils. Offering a strong mix of responsiveness, motion isolation, and pressure relief, we found that its medium (5) firmness level excels for back and side sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds.
Casper Original Hybrid Mattress: An Introduction
Established in 2014, Casper is a well-known sleep brand that carries several collections of all-foam and hybrid mattresses. The Casper Original Hybrid Mattress takes the signature foam comfort system of the Casper Original and places it atop a support core of individually pocketed coils wrapped with a sturdy foam encasement.
We found the Casper Original Hybrid to be a good all-around mattress, performing well across many of the categories that we assess in our testing methodology. Our team noted that the features and benefits of the Original Hybrid really shine for side and back sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds.
We’ll dive deeper into the Casper Original Hybrid, covering its design, features, and how it compares to other Casper models. We’ll also touch on where to buy it and how to take advantage of the brand’s 100-night sleep trial.
How We Review
When choosing a mattress, it is important to know how it performs for sleepers with your body type and preferred sleeping position. We evaluate every mattress with our team of diverse testers, who have a range of body types and sleeping positions. They each score mattresses on traits like firmness, temperature regulation, and motion isolation to help you make an informed choice.
What’s It Like to Sleep on the Casper Original Hybrid?
The Casper Original Hybrid Mattress has a soft and contouring comfort system that incorporates multiple layers of foam. The added responsiveness of a coil support core keeps the body from sinking too deeply into its plush surface.
Our testers noted that the Original Hybrid sleeps relatively cool for a mattress that contains memory foam. We’re confident that active sleepers and couples will appreciate this mattress’ great motion isolation and low noise rating.
- Excellent for side and back sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds
- Quiet design and strong motion isolation is great for couples
- Perforated polyfoam layer helps those who sleep hot
- Stomach sleepers may prefer a more supportive mattress
- Edges sink under weight
- Average durability for a hybrid
Sleeping Positions, Body Weight, and Firmness
Your sleeping position and body type help to determine how soft or firm your ideal mattress should be. Stomach sleepers typically prefer a firmer mattress to support the midsection, side sleepers usually appreciate a softer mattress that their hips and shoulders can sink into, and back sleepers often fall somewhere in between.
To enable comparisons between different mattress brands and models, we rate them all on a 10-point scale from extra soft (1) to extra firm (10). The firmness of the Casper Original Hybrid is medium (5), meaning it has an even balance of softness and support.
Generally, there’s a correlation between firmness preferences and body weight, with lighter individuals typically preferring softer mattresses and heavier people finding greater comfort on firmer, more supportive beds.
Casper Original Hybrid Sleeper Ratings
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Over 230 lbs.|
Our team found that the Original Hybrid’s zoned memory foam delivers as advertised for this sleep position. Side sleepers generally prefer softer beds that align the spine by contouring to the shoulders and hips. While all our side sleepers liked this mattress, it got the highest marks from testers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds.
As with side sleepers, our back sleepers had an all-around good experience with this mattress, but it was ideal for those who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds. This group reported that the zoned memory foam provides extra support under their lower back, thus reducing strain on the lumbar region.
Although stomach sleepers on our team who weigh under 230 pounds appreciated the responsiveness of the coil support core, the Casper Original Hybrid’s mid-range firmness didn’t offer sufficient support for stomach sleepers over that weight level. These testers observed that they need a firmer mattress to prevent their midsection from sinking too deeply into the bed’s surface.
Our Performance Ratings
Our team of testers rigorously assessed this mattress, rating its performance in key categories on a five-point scale from poor to excellent.
Pressure relief refers to a mattress’ ability to contour to the body and relieve pressure from muscles and joints. The Casper Original Hybrid’s top layer of polyfoam and layer of zoned memory foam helped to provide our testers with very good pressure relief. While they sank into the plush comfort system, they felt sufficiently supported by the pushback of the underlying coil core.
Sleepers who get hot during the night tend to prefer mattresses with good temperature regulation. While a mattress with memory foam can sometimes trap heat, the Casper Original Hybrid uses memory foam in its second comfort layer. The top layer is a proprietary form of polyfoam called AirScape that contains perforations engineered to enhance airflow. Combined with the breathable pocketed coils, we found that this design helps to dissipate body heat and maintain a cooler sleep environment.
Motion isolation is a mattress’ ability to keep the movements of one sleeper from disturbing other sleepers in the same bed. Many hybrid mattresses struggle with isolating motion due to the springy nature of coils, but our testers found that the layered design of the Original Hybrid isolates motion better than most hybrids on the market.
Edge support is an important consideration for people who like to sleep or sit along a mattress’ perimeter. While the Casper Original Hybrid exhibits decent edge support due to the foam-encased pocketed coils, our testers noted some compression when sitting or lying near the edge.
Most hybrid mattresses have a lifespan of anywhere from six to eight years, and we expect the Casper Original Hybrid to last around the same amount of time. The Original Hybrid features quality materials, though it’s important to remember that durability isn’t just a function of how a mattress is constructed. It also depends on the sleeper’s weight, their sleeping position, and how the mattress is cared for over time.
Ease of Movement
The Casper Original Hybrid Mattress performed well for our team in facilitating easy movement. Although memory foam can inhibit movement, the pushback of the coil support core helped our testers move and change positions comfortably without feeling stuck. This is an important quality for sleepers who have mobility issues that make it more difficult to get in and out of bed.
To rate a bed for sex, we consider factors like ease of movement, responsiveness, and temperature regulation. Taking those factors into consideration, we rated the Casper Original Hybrid as average in this category. It should be acceptable for most couples, but some people may prefer a firmer model with more bounce.
Mattresses that include layers of foam typically give off a new mattress smell, particularly in the first few days after unboxing. This is due to the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are a byproduct of foam manufacturing. The Original Hybrid scored about average in this category during our tests, releasing a normal amount of VOCs that dissipated quickly.
What Is the Casper Original Hybrid Made Of?
The Casper Original Hybrid has two layers of soft foam atop a support core of pocketed coils, all encased in a cover composed of polyester, cotton, rayon, and Lycra. The cover has a knit pattern with plenty of stretch.
The top comfort layer is Casper’s signature AirScape foam with perforations that are designed to make the mattress more breathable. Under that is a layer of zoned memory foam, with three sections engineered to support different areas of the body. The middle zone is firmer, providing more support for the midsection.
A layer of individually pocketed coils increases the mattress’ responsiveness, giving it the moderately springy feel that hybrids are known for. Surrounding the support core is a polyfoam border that helps increase the strength and supportiveness of the bed’s edges.
All foams contained in the Original Hybrid are certified by CertiPUR-US for low indoor emissions and the absence of certain hazardous chemicals.
|Mattress Construction Layers||Details|
|Cover Material||Polyester, Cotton, Rayon, Lycra|
|Comfort Layers||AirScape Polyfoam|
Zoned Memory Foam
|Support Core||Pocketed Coils with Polyfoam Edge Encasement|
How Much Does the Casper Original Hybrid Cost?
The average price of a hybrid mattress is around $2,000 in a queen size, so we classify the Casper Original Hybrid as an affordable, mid-range mattress. We find it to be a good value pick overall, especially considering the high marks it received in several performance areas.
When purchasing from Casper, the price includes free delivery in the contiguous U.S., a 10-year limited warranty, and a 100-night sleep trial.
|Twin||$1,095||38″ x 75″||11”||53 lbs.|
|Twin XL||$1,195||38″ x 80″||11”||57 lbs.|
|Full||$1,395||53″ x 75″||11”||76 lbs.|
|Queen||$1,495||60″ x 80″||11”||91 lbs.|
|King||$1,895||76″ x 80″||11”||112 lbs.|
|California King||$1,895||72″ x 84″||11”||114 lbs.|
Which Casper Mattress Is Right for You?
Casper offers a range of all-foam and hybrid mattress. The Casper Original is the brand’s bestselling all-foam model. It’s rated highly by our side and back sleepers under 230 pounds. The Casper, a newer all-foam addition to the lineup, is the brand’s most affordable model.
Casper’s remaining models are all hybrids that differ in the number of foam layers they incorporate and whether they contain Casper’s newest cooling technology.
The Nova Hybrid contains three layers of foam in its comfort system, while the Casper Wave Hybrid adds a layer of natural latex to the memory foam and polyfoam mix. The Casper Snow has two layers of foam with added cooling technology, while the Wave Hybrid Snow combines the four comfort layers of the Wave Hybrid with the cooling features of the Snow.
Casper Mattresses at a Glance
|Model||Firmness||Mattress Type||Height||Base Price (Queen)|
|Casper Original||Medium (5)||Foam||11”||$1,295|
|Casper Original Hybrid||Medium (5)||Hybrid||11”||$1,495|
|Casper Nova Hybrid||Medium (5)||Hybrid||12”||$2,295|
|Casper Wave Hybrid||Medium (5)||Hybrid||13″||$2,895|
|Casper Wave Hybrid Snow||Medium (5)||Hybrid||13″||$3,395|
Where Can You Buy the Casper Original Hybrid Mattress?
Casper sells its mattresses directly to consumers online and at its showrooms in select metropolitan markets across the U.S. Additional retailers that carry Casper products include Amazon, Target, Nordstrom, and various regional furniture stores.
|Buying Information and Customer Policies|
|Availability||The Casper Original Hybrid is available online through Casper’s website. It can also be found in a variety of stores in both the U.S. and Canada.|
|Shipping||Shipping is free when purchased directly from Casper in both the contiguous U.S. and Canadian provinces. A fee is charged for shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, and Canadian territories.|
|Additional Services||Casper offers in-home delivery and mattress setup for an added fee. This service includes optional removal of your old mattress.|
|Sleep Trial||Casper provides a 100-night sleep trial that allows you to try the mattress and return it for a full refund if you aren’t satisfied. A minimum of 30 nights is required to give you a chance to adjust to the new mattress. When possible, returned mattresses are donated to charities.|
|Warranty||The Original Hybrid Mattress comes with a 10-year limited warranty. The company will repair or replace a mattress if it is found to have a qualifying defect, including splits in the foam or indentations greater than 1 inch deep.|
Casper Original Hybrid Mattress FAQ
Casper became popular as one of the first direct-to-consumer brands to compress and ship mattresses in a box. The company has since expanded to include a physical retail footprint while maintaining a strong online presence.
By layering conforming foam and bouncy coils, the best hybrid mattresses blend the pressure relief of all-foam beds with the support and responsiveness of innerspring mattresses. Compared with all-foam models, hybrids tend to offer enhanced temperature regulation, ease of movement, and edge support.
The Casper Original Hybrid does a very good job of staying cool. Its hybrid design incorporates a breathable layer of perforated polyfoam and a coil support core that allows for ample airflow. We found that it does a great job of facilitating air circulation and preventing heat from becoming trapped near the body.
Combination sleepers who primarily sleep on their back and side should like that the mattress distributes weight well, keeps the spine aligned, and facilitates easy changes in sleeping position. Couples will likely appreciate this model’s ability to reduce motion transfer when one partner moves on their side of the bed.
All Casper mattresses arrive compressed and packaged in a box. After you remove the mattress from its box and take off the plastic cover, it will immediately begin to expand. It may take up to a day to reach its full size.