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Soft Foam Mattress
|Casper is the classic online mattress with a soft foam feel and accomodating firmness level. It is also available as a hybrid / innerspring mattress not just a foam mattress.|
|Allswell is a durable and affordable hybrid mattress that will check a lot of boxes for a lot of consumers. They also offer The Luxe and Supreme, which are thicker and a little more premium.|
This is our head to head comparison of Allswell and Casper. Here’s an outline of what to expect.
Now, that’s just a short list of the nuts and bolts of this review, but we have even more details for you in the rest of the post.
In this review we focus on the flagship Casper mattress, however, the company also offers the Casper Essential, which is their budget-level bed, the Casper Wave, which is their higher-end bed. And as of early 2019 they have tow new hybrid mattresses called Casper Hybrid and Wave Hybrid.
The original Casper is an all-foam mattress consisting of four layers. It starts with a 5″ layer of dense support foam on the bottom. On top of that is a layer of what Casper calls its Zoned Support Foam.
This layer was actually introduced in 2018 and is split into thirds. The top and bottom thirds are a little softer to provide more pressure relief for your shoulders, head, and legs, while the middle third is slightly firmer to provide more support for your hips and trunk. On top of the Zoned Support Foam is a layer of memory foam and then a layer of open-cell foam.
All in all, the Casper mattress is extremely comfortable and performs well in almost all categories.
Softer — This is somewhat subjective, but I think most people would agree that the Original Casper is softer than the Allswell. We rate Casper at about a medium on our firmness scale. It’s basically our baseline with which we measure other mattresses. Allswell on the other hand is somewhere closer to a medium-firm, so you won’t get as much pressure relief as you will with Casper.
Better For Side Sleepers — As I previously mentioned, the Casper mattress is much softer and offers more pressure relief than the Allswell mattress, though, we don’t think Allswell is a bad option for larger side sleepers. As such, side sleepers will find that Casper cradles pressure points (hips, shoulders) much better than the Allswell.
Limiting Motion Transfer — Generally, all-foam beds perform slightly better than hybrid beds when it comes to limiting motion transfer. And that’s the case here. Both are actually pretty good at deadening movement, but if we absolutely had to choose a winner, it would be Casper. It passed our motion transfer test with flying colors. Bottom line — if you or your partner move around a lot, we don’t think you’ll disturb each other’s sleep.
Removable Cover — This is sort of a small point, but the cover on the Allswell is non-removable. This means if you do happen to spill something on the bed, it will be easier to clean Casper’s cover since it is removable. However, it is still not recommended that you machine wash the Casper cover, which is why we say it’s a minor point.
Overall, we really like the original Casper mattress. It checks a ton of boxes — it’s ultra comfortable, decently affordable, accommodates all sleeper types, and performs well for couples.
It’s important to note that there are actually three different Allswell models:
We will focus on the entry level hybrid up top and the cooling hybrid below. Most people will end up getting the entry-level bed because, quite frankly, it has very few downsides.
On many of our best lists—especially those that mention price—we rave about the Allswell mattress. It’s made in the USA, has 6″ coils, and is offered at a price so low it’s almost shocking. It’s therefore hard to argue that Allswell is not one of the best budget/cheap mattresses out there. Here’s a look at the mattress.
What you obviously can’t see from the image is that it has 6″ pocketed coils and several comfort layers, including memory foam. The overall feel of the bed is neutral, however, since it’s about a medium to medium-firm on our firmness scale.
You can feel the memory foam somewhat, but given its firmness profile you’ll stay more on top of the bed, as compared to Casper. It definitely feels supportive for being a budget-friendly mattress.
More Affordable — For a queen size Casper, the price is close to $1,100, but you’re looking at about half of that for Allswell. I’ll let that sink in for a second—Allswell is, in many cases, less than half the price of Casper.
Coils — While Casper has a hybrid option (that costs more), Allswell by default has coils, which make the bed more ideal for heavier people and those that prefer the bounce provided by coils.
Firmer Feel — From the get-go, Allswell is firmer than Casper—and if you’re a back or stomach sleeper, there’s a chance that you’ll prefer that firmer feel.
For the remainder of this post, we’re going to discuss The Luxe and The Supreme mattresses, which cost more than the base model, but added additional comfort layers. In total, the Luxe Hybrid mattress comes in at 12″ thick and The Supreme, 14″ thick.
More Support — The Supreme and Luxe Hybrid are very supportive beds. There’s minimal sinkage and you always feel as if you’re on top of the bed. You never feel as if you’re sinking into the mattress, which means there’s not an overwhelming stuck-in-the-mud feeling. This helps keep your spine properly aligned at all times.
Heavy Body Types — Given the previous point, we think the Luxe Hybrid and Supreme mattresses are a better choice for heavier individuals (250 lb or more) than the original Casper mattress. The mattress incorporates coils, which tend to be more durable than foam over the long haul. This is especially important for heavy people given the extra pressure they place on a bed. The coils also provide a good amount of bi-directional support, meaning the coils are able to compress (like foam), but provide a little push-back, too.
However, keep in mind Casper does offer two hybrid models if you’re set on getting a Casper. It’s much thicker and durable than the original Casper, and we think it’d be a great choice for someone looking for a hybrid mattress.
Price — This is pretty straight forward. Allswell is priced more affordably than Casper, before and after discount. Good news, though, both companies offer coupon codes you can use to make their mattresses even cheaper. Check the table above or the discount box on the right hand side of the screen to see what promotions both companies are currently offering.
Like most bed in a box companies, both Casper and Allswell offer free shipping and free returns. The mattresses will arrive at your door compressed in a box. One thing to note, though, Allswell does offer optional free white glove delivery and removal of your old mattress. However, if you do choose to have Allswell haul away your old mattress, you forfeit your right to return the Allswell mattress, so keep that in mind.
Once you unroll the mattress and let it inflate, both companies give you 100 nights to test it out. If you decide you don’t like the mattress at any point during the trial period, just give the company a call and they will schedule someone to come pick it up from your home free of charge and issue you a full refund.
Both companies also back their mattresses with a 10-year warranty. All this stuff (free shipping, free returns, 100-night trial, and 10-year warranty) is pretty standard for the industry.