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Monday April 19, 2021 7:51 pm

Purple Hybrid Premier 3 Mattress Review

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Features, Product Reviews

This article is sponsored by Purple.

Today we’re taking a look at the Purple Hybrid Premier 3 mattress and the work that Purple has done for their mattresses in general, all with the goal of providing its customers with a better nights sleep.

Purple reached out to send over their Hybrid Premier 3, and then first thing I thought was - well, I don’t know that my mattress really needs to be replaced. So I looked up best practices, and it turns out that under normal circumstances, we should be replacing our mattresses every 6 to 8 years. My previous mattress was 7 years old, so I said let’s do it. 

What arrived was a long, plastic wrapped cylinder containing the mattress, prompting me to do 3 things - unwrap, unroll, and unwind. Now, the mattress isn’t light - it’s made up of dense, high quality materials, so be sure to get help moving it to the final destination. As I talk about this one, if you’re interested in checking them it out for yourself, you can use this link to shop Purple mattresses.

Getting it out of the packaging and ready to use was actually very quick - I assumed it would need a few hours to inflate itself, but it really took no time at all…and right away you can get a sense for what makes a Purple mattress unique. It’s all about the Purple Grid.

The Purple Grid is a material that is engineered to cradle areas of your body like your shoulders and hips while also supporting the natural shape of your back. This is Purple’s approach to a comfortable night’s sleep versus something like memory foam which can be inconsistent with support and sleeps hot. On the Purple Hybrid Premier 3 that I have here, I get a 3-inch layer of the hyper elastic Purple Grid over responsive support coils, but you can also go with a firmer 2-inches on a Purple Hybrid, or an even softer 4-inch version of the Hybrid Premier. According to Purple, the more Purple Grid you have, the more it feels like you’re floating - so use that as your guide.

 For me, and likely for everyone else in the world who sleeps, I want my mattress to be comfortable. After all, we spend basically a third of our lives asleep. 

I also want my mattress to stay cool. Heat-retaining material will have me throwing the blankets off in the middle of the night in a fit of rage because I’m not trying to be hot. The Purple Grid passes that test because it stays cool thanks to the air channels that you can see are integrated into the design, in addition to the fact that the material itself is temperature-neutral and won’t capture your body heat and radiate back at you.

Next, I want it to do what it says it’ll do - that goes for any product. Purple says that the Grid will flex under pressure, so going back to areas like your shoulders or hips, while also providing the support your back needs. After using the mattress for a couple of weeks, I’m happy to say that it delivers. It’s comfortable and gives you support without that sinking in feeling that makes it hard to move around like I would get on my previous memory foam mattress topper.

Last, and this one has less to do with comfort and more to do with value, as I mentioned earlier it’s recommended that you swap out your mattress every 6-8 years - that means you should reasonably expect your mattress to last that long. Purple has made the Grid with hyper elastic polymer that it says matches the average lifetime of an ordinary mattress, and even outlasts them - and they back that claim with a 10-year full warranty.

A couple of things I like - the mattress isn’t just comfortable for sleeping, but also for sitting up and watching movies or playing games in bed. Soon, you just want anything you sit or lay on to be made of Purple Grid material. The other thing I noticed, if you have someone else in bed with you, the design of the Purple Grid system makes it so it’s very hard to feel their movements. So if someone is turning on one side of the bed, or they’re getting up, the person on the other side remains undisturbed.

All in all, I’m happy with the Purple mattress and the work that’s gone into developing does show. You’ve got a comfortable mattress that sleeps cool, supports your pressure points and and your back, and is backed by a 10-year warranty. Again if you want to find out more, shop the best matresses Purple has to offer.

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