Brothers Tony and Terry Pearce, the founders of Purple, always dreamed of inventing the perfect mattress. They hoped to combine the benefits of both firm and soft mattresses to alleviate pain, provide the best sleep possible, and be available for a reasonable price.
Although Purple’s instant popularity in the online bed-in-a-box world seemed like an overnight success story, it actually took over 20 years to perfect. After a series of discoveries and several product developments, they invented the Purple Hyper-Elastic Polymer GelFlex Grid, the most innovative mattress technology developed in decades.
Purple is now known as one of the most comfortable mattresses on the market due to this patented Purple GelFlex Grid. The term ‘hyper-elastic’ refers to a material that can be significantly stretched in different directions and still go back to its original shape without affecting the integrity of the original material. This is true even when subjected to large deformations up to 15 times its original size. When the force is removed, the mattress recovers its initial shape.
The GelFlex Grid is a manmade hyper-elastic polymer created for comfort, support and durability. The GelFlex Grid intelligently adapts to your body’s unique pressure points for superior comfort, properly aligns your spine in any sleep position, allows your body to remain temperature neutral with the airflow promoting open-cell design and eliminating motion transfer.
The Purple GelFlex Grid is very stretchable, highly elastic and offers a very responsive bounce, therefore, it stands out from all the other mattresses available on the market due to this unique design and feel. The Purple GelFlex Grid is engineered to be both soft and supportive because that is what your body needs. Its unique design creates hundreds of columns that work together to support broad surfaces like your back, but give way to gently cradle areas like shoulders and hips under concentrated weight.
As the GelFlex grid flexes around your hips and shoulders, it reduces stress and alleviates pressure and provides full support for your lower back, where you need it most. This flexibility ensures custom support for every body type because it is both soft and firm at the same time. It ensures that the Purple mattress line is in a category all on its own.
Comparing Purple Mattress Options
Purple’s carefully crafted layers create a one-of-a-kind sleeping experience so it does not fit into the usual mattress categories such as foam, latex, air, hybrid, or innerspring. The hyper-elastic polymer grid offers pressure point relief and is unique to Purple only.
The Original Purple and the Purple Plus are set on two high-quality layers of polyurethane foam, and the Purple Hybrid mattress line is set on an individually encased Responsive Support Coil unit.
All styles of Purple mattresses are non-toxic, hypoallergenic and made in the USA.
So the question is, what Purple mattress is the best for you? Here is a Purple mattress comparison to help you decide what mattress is best for you based on the differences in Purple mattresses.
The Original Purple Mattress
The Original Purple Mattress is the base model and offers the core Purple experience balancing comfort and support. The 2″ GelFlex Grid cradles pressure points while the support core, made of high-density memory foam, produces a less bouncy feel. The Original Purple Mattress might use a foam material for its base but it feels nothing like any other foam mattress.
The Purple Plus Mattress
The Purple Plus™ Mattress is just like the original but has an extra-premium foam layer in the Comfort Plus Core that offers a comfort upgrade for better cushioning, responsiveness, and breathability. This improved foam base is topped with two inches of GelFlex Grid in order to relieve pressure points at the hips and shoulders while keeping your body fully aligned for amazing sleep.
The Purple Hybrid Mattresses
The main difference between the various foam mattresses and the Purple Hybrid mattress line is the hybrid’s responsive support coils. The responsive support coils enhance the responsiveness, comfort and support of the GelFlex Grid.
The hybrid generation of mattresses has the option of two, three, or four inches of Purple’s patented Purple GelFlex Grid.
This is what gives Purple the scientifically proven comfort that is soft where you want it and firm where you need it.
The Purple Hybrid Mattress
The Purple Hybrid or Premier 2 combines the comfort and pressure-relieving benefits of 2″ of GelFlex Grid with the added support of the Responsive Coil Core.The responsive-support coils increase the mattress’s overall comfort and durability and leads to a slightly firmer, more responsive feel than foam base original mattress.
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The Purple Hybrid Premier 3 Mattress
The Purple Hybrid Premier® 3 hugs the body even more and provides pressure relief with 3″ of GelFlex Grid plus the support, responsiveness and ease of movement of the Responsive Support Coil core. This combination of the Purple GelFlex Grid and pocketed support coils increases the responsiveness and improves airflow of this mattress, making it even more adaptive and cool. The Purple Hybrid Premier 3 is a perfect balance of softness and firmness.
The Purple Hybrid Premier 4 Mattress
The Purple Hybrid Premier® 4 provides the deepest cradling or hugging of your body and gives maximum pressure relief with 4″ of GelFlex Grid. The Grid is paired with the support, responsiveness and ease of movement of the Responsive Support Coil Core. The Purple Hybrid Premier 4” feels like a zero gravity float.
The Purple Premier 3 is similar to the Purple Premier 4, but as the softest, most plush feel of the Purple Mattress family, the Purple 4’s almost weightless feeling allows you to sink into the grid immersively. With the Purple 4, you will benefit from the no-pressure support of the Responsive Support Coil system.
Choosing a Purple Mattress
All the different types of Purple mattresses have the ability to be simultaneously firm and soft. The deeper the Purple GelFlex Grid is, the more immersive and plush the comfort. In other words, the thicker the grid, the softer it’s going to feel.
For Side Sleepers
The Purple Plus is recommended for side sleepers and lightweight sleepers due to the extra comfort cushioning. The Purple Hybrid Premier 3 and 4 are recommended for side sleepers and heavier individuals. The model you choose will depend on your softness preference. The Purple 4’s larger grid has the softest feel while still providing the ultimate support of the Responsive Support Coil unit.
For Back or Stomach Sleepers
The Original Purple Mattress is recommended for back sleepers and average-sized or lightweight individuals, while the Purple Hybrid Mattress or Premier 2 is recommended for back sleepers, stomach sleepers and heavier individuals.
For Partners Who Share a Bed
The Purple Hybrid Premier 3 Mattress is most recommended for couples with mixed firmness preferences, sleepers who frequently change positions, and those who like the best of both worlds.
For Heavier Weight Individuals
The Purple Hybrid Mattress or Premier 2 is recommended for back sleepers, stomach sleepers and heavier individuals because its firm feel will keep your hips and other curves from sinking too far into the comfort layer.
If you are a heavier-weight side- or back-sleeper that prefers a softer feel, you may choose the Purple Premier 3 Mattress but be sure that your spine stays aligned naturally choosing this option.
Purple is a good choice if you’re looking for an innovative mattress built on new technology for an affordable price. Financing is available for up to 12 months. Apply for special financing online with Mattress Express and try it before you buy it at any Mattress Express location near you.