Ghostbed Vs Purple – An In-Depth Comparison (2018)

Ghostbed Vs Purple – What’s The Right Choice For You?

Hold your pillows and sit tight! Because today, we’re going to have a showdown between two of the most popular mattresses in the world: Ghostbed Ws Purple. They’re both among the top contenders in the factory-to-online mattress game, having thousands of buyers across North America.

They’re similar in popularity but different in terms of the construct, build, and feel. One’s a polymer and foam mattress while the other makes use of latex and memory foam to provide superior comfort for its users. Why should you care about the make? Obviously, to know which one would suit you best.

So now, we’re going to have an in-depth review of each of these mattresses and compare their features side by side to see which one comes out on top. You ready?

Purple: A Comprehensive Review

1. Construction: Purple, like most of the DTC mattresses uses a couple of foam layers, along with an elastic polymer layer, which is unique to their design. This combination gives the users necessary comfort and support. The mattress comes in an easy to open “tube” which needs to be opened and set up on the bed.

2. Layers: The mattress’ build comes to a total height of 9.5 inches, with three different layers. A hyper-elastic polymer is used in the upper layer and amounts to a height of two inches. This is to relieve the pressure of the sleeper, give an overall cooling effect, and to provide the mattress with a bouncy nature. The second layer is polyurethane foam of 3.5 inches, which provides support to the mattress. Last but not the least, another layer of polyurethane foam is added as a foundation for the rest of the layers. This takes up to four inches of space.

3. Cover: A blend of 69% Polyester, 27% viscose and 4% of the polyester-lycra material is used to make the cover of the mattress. This combination makes sure that the sleeper experiences good breathability, along with a great overall stretching and response. Given that the cover is thin by default, it allows the air to move freely within the mattress, thus keeping the flow consistent.

As for the outer look, purple’s cover is in plain white, with a simple diamond shaped design on the top and logo worked onto the four sides. This gives the mattress a sleek, modern look.

4. Firmness, Feel, Support: Purple stands at a score of around 6-6.5 on ten the firmness, with ten being the highest. They try to give their users a maximized sleeping experience they call Universal comfort, without having to work separately on multiple levels of firmness.

One of the best aspects of the mattress is its layer of hyper-elastic polymer. This is everything you desire for, to get a comfortable sleep. It is bouncy and has a grid effect which ensures excellent circulation of air. And not to forget its excellent pressure relief and cooling effects!

The sinkage of this mattress is a little complex. The product isn’t very dramatic or anything as such; sleepers with weight don’t feel the ‘embracing’ a lot. They feel floaty, while the heavier sleepers might feel a little more sinkage. The mattress gives a generalized compression overall, like more rounded contouring of the body. In short, the heavier you are, the more sinkage you experience.

5. Pricing: Purple is available in four sizes, and the mattresses’ price range varies from $699 to $1,299.

Size of the Mattress Pricing
Twin XL $699
Queen $999
King $1299
California King $1299

Other Specifications:

  • Trial Period: 100 Days
  • Shipping: Free, Delivery takes anywhere between 1-5 days
  • Packaging: Product is compressed in the easy to open Purple ‘tube’.
  • Returns: Simple, 100% money back
  • Warranty: 10 years
  • Country of Manufacturing: USA

Ghostbed: A Comprehensive Review

1. Construction: Ghostbed is a bed-in-a-box mattress, which you should decompress before setting it up. At first glance, you’ll see that a combination of latex and memory foam is used in the build of Ghostbed mattresses. It stands at the height of 11 inches. Unlike most of the mattresses using memory foam, Ghost bed has an additional 0.5 inches in comfort (top) layer, giving it a total height of three and a half inches.

2. Layers: The top layer of Ghostbed comprises of a 1.5-inch layer of aerated latex foam. Just like purple, this layer also is targeted towards giving the sleeper optimal comfort, relieve pressure and provide a cooling effect. The second layer is a 2-inch gel-based memory foam, which helps in giving the sleeper good support and further aid the pressure relief. The final layer is made of 7.5-inch support foam, which works as a foundational base for the whole mattress.

3. Cover: A few materials go into designing the cover for Ghostbed. The top and bottom surfaces of the cover are made from 100% white polyester fabric, which makes it stretchy while giving a smooth and sleek finish. The polyester also lets the air flow freely within the mattress, ensuring good breathability. The sides, however, are made from a blend of 49% polypropylene and 51% polyester fabric. This is a bit sturdier when compared to the white fabric on the top, and holds the upper and lower layers together.

Even though Ghostbed decided to go with the usual two-toned grey-white shades that are common in the mattress industry, they managed to pull off the look. The whole color transfer in the design was done really well, giving it a minimalist, yet stylish look.

4. Firmness, Feel, Support: Like Purple, Ghostbed is also at six on the firmness scale of 0-10, with ten being the highest. They aim to cater to the needs of the majority of the customer base with just one firmness level.

The sinkage effect of this mattress is different from anything else you’ll see. Once you are in the standard lying position, you will feel a sinkage which makes you feel as if you’re up to a seven on the firmness scale. It is only a few seconds later that you actually experience the mattress softening up a bit, letting you feel the actual firmness.

Also, the overall comfort, time for response and the support levels are topnotch in the mattress – all credit to the well-thought usage of layers with the latex and memory foam combination. And their incredible idea of using latex foam layer for the top gives an excellent bouncing rate and response time, as opposed to the other foam based mattresses.

5. Pricing: Unlike Purple, Ghostbed is available in six sizes, varying in price from $495 to $995.

Size of the Mattress Pricing
Twin $495
Twin XL $650
Full $775
Queen $795
King $975
California King $995

Other Specifications:

  • Trial Period: 101 Nights
  • Shipping: Free, Delivery takes anywhere between 1-5 days
  • Packaging: Product is compressed in the easy to open Purple ‘tube’.
  • Returns: Simple, 100% money back
  • Warranty: 20 years
  • Country of Manufacturing: USA

A Side by Side Comparison

So, we are done with listing down the specifications for each of the mattresses along with the positive and negative aspects of it. If that isn’t enough to help you choose your mattress, or left you with a bigger dilemma, then you should have a look at a side by side comparison of both the mattresses were about to have. Then you can probably list down what you are looking for, and choose the one that you think best suits you.

  Purple GhostBed
Foam Layers 2″ hyper-elastic polymer for cooling and comfort, 3.5″ polyfoam for support, 4.0″ polyfoam as a foundational base for the mattress. 1.5″ latex foam for cooling and comfort, 2″ gel memory foam for support, 7.5″ support foam for the foundation.


Height 9.5” 11”
Cover White colored, diamond-shaped design with logo in the corners. The material is a blend of Viscose, Polyester and Poly-Lycra. Moderately thin. Good air flow. White colored polyester fabric on the surfaces and polyester and polypropylene blend in grey clolor on the sides.Thin. Soft. Good air flow. Good cooling effect.
Firmness Six to Six and a half out of Ten Six and a half to Seven out of Ten
Support Very good. Can support up to 300 pounds on each side. Very good. Can support up to 400 pounds on each side.
Motion Transfer Very Minimal Very Minimal
Country of Manufacturing United States of America United States of America
No. of Sizes 4 6
Price Range $699-$1299 $495-%995
Warranty 10 Years 20 Years
Trial Period 100 Days 101 Nights
Packaging Compressed in an easy to open Purple tube. Compressed. Bed in a box mattresses.
Shipping Free, takes 1 to 5 days Free, takes 1 to 5 days
Refunds and Returns Available. Picking up and disposing off is free Available. Picking up and disposing off is free

The Final Verdict: Which Mattress is the Best One for you – Purple or Ghostbed?

Finally, here we are! The part where you get answers to all your questions. Which one to go with? Who is the winner of the Purple Mattress Vs Ghostbed battle? This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but we’re glad to say that the match is a tie!

Both Purple and Ghostbed are amazing at what they do, but quite different in the ways they achieve the desired effect on the users. The things that help them stand out from one another are just what you need to consider to make a choice.

You could go with Purple mattress if you’re someone who’s looking at these things:

1. You are inclined towards medium firmness: As we mentioned above, Purple comes at a score of 6-6.5 on the firmness scale of 10, with latter being the highest. And anyone up to 150 pounds would feel a firmness of only a 6, while the sleepers on the heavier side could experience an additional 0.5 to the score.

2. You want a mattress with excellent cooling: The grid effect of purple makes it an excellent mattress to give a cooling effect, with almost no other contender matching it to date. The hyper-elasticity of the polymer layer enables incredible airflow throughout the mattress, thus giving it a controlled and equaled cooling effect.

3. Want a quick response time: Although Ghostbed is great with response time, its Latex is no match for the polymer layer of purple. So, if you’re all in for the bounce, you should probably go with Purple.

4. You’re a sucker for unique feel: Yes, you heard it right. And this credit is again attributed to flexible grid design and the polymer layer. These factors make it for one of the unique sleeping experiences one can ever have, with excellent support, comfort, buoyancy and pressure relief system.

But if you are looking for anything different than these, like the ones mentioned below, then Ghostbed would be a better choice for you.

5. You tend to enjoy medium to slightly firm mattress: As mentioned earlier, Ghostbed’s sinkage is unique. It feels firm at the beginning, after which the mattress softens up a bit, giving you a medium firmness. It gives you more of a consistent feel of pressure and comfort when compared to other mattresses in the market.

6. Want a combination of latex and memory foam layers: The latex in the top most layer of Ghostbed gives it a great bounce, comfort and pressure relieving effect, while the memory foam layer underneath is all for the support and contouring of the sleeper. This gives the user a ‘hug-the-mattress’ feel to the sleeper. And if you are someone who loves it, then you might want to go with the Ghostbed.

7. You lean towards a 100% foam design: Though the materials in the three layers are different, they are all foam. This enables the sleeper in having a more classic feel. Also, it’s a great choice for those who are all for traditional foam mattresses.

8. You want to save money: With a price that’s almost $300 cheaper than the Purple mattress for a Queen size, Ghostbed can sure save you a lot of money. Not to forget the amazing benefits and comfort it gives, which is quite the worth at this price.

9. More Warranty: With a warranty period of 20 years, on the whole, Ghostbed gives an additional ten years of assurance than its counterpart in the mattress battle today.

Final Thoughts 

Overall, Ghostbed is a mattress that works well if you are inclined towards a full foam mattress, or if you are looking to save some money. While Purple offers you a unique experience of in terms of a mattress and the cooling mechanism. It also provides a good firmness that helps in relieving pressure.

But in the end, you are the one who must make a decision and go with the mattress that best suits your needs.

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