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Sometimes there’s simply no “bad” choice. And if you’re mattress shopping, this is certainly true about Casper and Saatva: Both brands are tried and true and have collected rave reviews for years.
Even so, there are significant differences between the types of mattresses each company produces, as well as their delivery and setup protocols.
Before we dissect what distinguishes Casper from Saatva, let’s start with what makes these two brands similar.
Saatva Inc. and Casper Sleep Inc. are both U.S. companies based in New York City. Their mattresses are produced in the United States.
Both Casper and Saatva are committed to producing a variety of high-quality mattresses (in a variety of sleep tastes, firmness levels, and construction) that stand the test of time.
And while both brands have a few different mattress styles, in this article we’ll do a deep dive into the models that first put both companies on the sleepy-time map: the Casper Original and the Saatva Classic.
|Delivery||Casper produces bed-in-a-box mattresses that arrive compressed to your door. (The mattresses typically need 24–48 hours to completely open up to their full size.)||Saatva produces mattresses that are delivered via white-glove delivery. Saatva will also remove your old mattress.|
|Trial and warranty||Each mattress comes with a 100-night, risk-free trial; a 10-year limited warranty; and free shipping.||Each mattress comes with a 180-night home trial, a 15-year non-prorated warranty, and free white-glove delivery.|
|Size run||All Casper mattresses come in a full range of sizes, from twin to California king.||Most Saatva mattresses come in a full size range from twin to split California king.|
|Price range for entire line||$595–$2,995||$699–$4,095|
|Certifications||Each Casper mattress has CertiPUR-US certified foam that’s made without ozone-depleting chemicals.||Each Saatva mattress has CertiPUR-US certified foam that’s made without ozone-depleting chemicals.|
Casper gives discounts to military personnel, nurses, teachers, students, and medical providers. It also make its mattress covers out of recycled water bottles.
|Saatva gives discounts to first responders, military personnel, teachers, healthcare workers, senior citizens, and government employees.|
Casper Original Mattress review
- Height: 11 inches
- Size options: Twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, California king
- Firmness rating: Medium to medium firm
- Warranty: 100-night, risk-free trial and 10-year limited warranty
The Casper Original Mattress is the most popular model in Casper’s entire line. It’s available as an all-foam or hybrid (foam and springs) mattress.
Both the foam and hybrid versions of the Casper Original feature three zones of support that are designed to be softer and cushier around the neck and shoulders, and firmer underneath the hips, lower back, and waist.
The Original also has a foam base designed to eliminate sagging and sinking while adding additional, all-over body support.
Since the Casper Original provides medium to medium-firm support, it’s a solid choice for all sleeping positions, including back, side, and stomach.
However, it’s worth noting that a handful of reviewers mention the mattress is softer than they anticipated, so keep that in mind if you’re considering a foam mattress like this one.
Additionally, if edge support is important to you, the Original Hybrid may be a better choice, since it has a firmer border than the all-foam version. The hybrid also has an encased spring base, which may add lift, bounce, and extra airflow.
In terms of coolness, the mattress’s top foam layer is perforated, which is intended to increase airflow and provide hot sleepers with a cooling night’s sleep. There are a good deal of positive reviews about the coolness of the Original, including from one person who claims to be a “human blast furnace.”
Users mention that both versions of the Casper Original provide motion isolation, making this a good choice for couples who are restless sleepers.
Saatva Classic Mattress
- Height: 11.5 or 14.5 inches
- Size options: Twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, California king, split California king
- Firmness rating: Available in three firmness levels: plush, luxury (medium) firm, and firm
- Warranty: 180-night home trial and 15-year, non-prorated warranty
The brand’s flagship mattress, the Saatva Classic, is billed as a 5-star, luxury mattress, designed to replicate those found in upscale hotels.
It has a 3-inch Euro pillow top layer covered with organic, antimicrobial cotton. This top layer is intended to provide deep cushioning and a contouring feel.
The inner foam layer comprises two different types of memory foam. According to Saatva, it provides pressure point relief and a firmer feel in the middle of the mattress to support the back, waist, and hips. Individually pocketed coils are designed to minimize motion transfer and support airflow.
One area where Saatva really shines is in customization, as the Classic mattress is available in plush soft, luxury firm, and firm support options. On a scale of 1 to 10, each is rated as:
- Plush soft (3). Provides extra contouring for side sleepers and people with lower body weight.
- Luxury firm (5–7). The most popular option. The luxury firm may be a good choice for couples looking for reduced motion transfer and all sleeping positions.
- Firm (8). A good choice for people with higher body weight, stomach sleepers, or anyone looking for a very firm mattress.
Reviewers consistently mention how opulent the Saatva mattress feels. Most folks say it provides deep cushioning and significant spinal support — although many customers say Saatva mattresses run on the firm side.
And while Saatva doesn’t speak much to its mattresses’ cooling abilities on its website, some users mention they sleep comfortably cool on the Classic.
Delivery service is one of the main differences between Saatva and Casper.
The Casper Original is a bed-in-a-box mattress, which comes delivered to your door in compressed packaging.
You’ll need to give the mattress 24 to 48 hours to decompress. It’s recommended to do this outdoors if possible, as mattresses from a box often release a funky (yet harmless) off-gassing scent.
Casper offers setup service if you also purchase select bed frames, or if your mattress size is California king, for a $149 in-home delivery and setup fee.
Casper will also dispose of your old mattress if you live in one of the company’s in-home delivery and setup market areas.
The Saatva Classic comes with free white-glove delivery. Setup and old mattress removal are included in the cost of your mattress.
The Casper Original comes with a 100-night, risk-free trial, and a 10-year limited warranty.
If you decide to return your mattress during your trial, Casper will arrange a pickup through a local charity or nonprofit organization and refund you the full amount of your mattress.
If you’re making an exchange, these terms won’t apply to your second mattress.
The Saatva Classic comes with a 180-night, risk-free trial, and a 15-year non-prorated limited warranty.
If you choose to return your mattress during the 180-night trial, you’ll get a full refund, minus a $99 transportation cost fee.
Exchanges aren’t eligible for an additional 180-night trial or for a refund.
Both Saatva and Casper mattress foams are CertiPUR-US certified. This means they’re made without ozone-depleting materials (as regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission), including:
- PBDE flame retardants
- heavy metals of any kind
Both brands also meet federal government standards for flammability deterrents, as governed by 16 CRF 1633 and 1632.
Casper mattresses have received an endorsement from the American Chiropractic Association. This endorsement is given to a limited number of companies that produce products of the highest quality, based upon a review done by chiropractic doctors and approval from its board of governors.
On its website, Saatva mentions it has received the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations seal of approval.
A class-action lawsuit was filed against Casper Sleep Inc. in 2020 to recover investment losses.
Casper and Saatva get consistently high marks in customer reviews across multiple e-commerce sites for mattress quality, durability, and comfort.
Both companies also get more yeas than nays for customer service, ease of delivery, and timely resolution on returns and exchanges.
When it comes to negatives, Casper has logged more complaints than Saatva on the Better Business Bureau website, although the vast majority have been satisfactorily resolved.
Negative reviews of the Casper Original mostly involve the off-gassing scent (which is pretty typical with mattresses that come compressed in a box), but a handful of lesser-star reviews say the mattress was much softer than they anticipated.
The Saatva Classic’s negative reviews are mostly in regard to folks finding the mattress being more firm than they anticipated as well as some unpleasant delivery experiences.
Casper and Saatva are two trusted mattress manufacturers that produce quality, high-end products in the United States.
Each company produces a wide range of mattresses that can accommodate back, side, and stomach sleepers in a variety of firmness levels, so you’re likely to find the right fit for your sleep style with either company.
The two brands differ mostly in their delivery method and variety of mattresses, with Saatva offering slightly more versatility when it comes to support and customization.