Casper releases their 3rd mattress the Essential

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Casper’s 3rd mattress is priced at the low end of the market

It’s here!  Go to my Casper Essential Review page for more

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Update 10/16/17

My Casper Essential has been “delayed”.  Who wants to bet that this is connected to my review of the Casper Wave???

From: Casper Support [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Monday, October 16, 2017 3:13 PM To: Rana Landreth <[email protected]> Subject: An update on your Casper order

Michael from Casper here – first and foremost, thank you for being an early adopter of our newest mattress design! As one of the first customers to experience the Casper Essential, we appreciate your patience as we get these initial orders out the door. While our team is working around the clock, we will need some extra time to complete production – you can expect your order to ship by the Friday, 10/20 at the latest.

We take product launches very seriously, and we’ve been in constant communication with our facility to get ahead of any news regarding your shipment. We wanted to share the update as soon as we learned of it – and I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Our team is working hard and doing everything we can to ensure that you have a smoother experience with us moving forward. We hope that you enjoy restful nights on the Casper Essential once it’s made it home to you, and our customer experience team is here to assist every step of the way. Rest assured, once your order is on its way, we’ll send tracking information – so be sure to keep an eye out for one more email!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out should you have any questions or concerns – we’re here to help!


Michael Kim

Director of Customer Experience

Update 10/19/17

It should be here today, tracking says its on a truck in Tempe, Az.  2 weeks is about double the time it typically takes for Casper to ship something to me.  Favoritism towards other review sites?  A special “review mattress” who knows?  Fact is I know that they shipped them out last week and mine didn’t come for a week after that.

At a price of $600 for a Queen, Casper is likely shooting to compete with Tuft & Needle, Eve, and Nectar.  The Casper Essential consists of 3 layers of foam and is 8.5″ tall.  That’s 1.5″ smaller than the Casper and 3″ smaller than the Casper Wave.

Did the Serta lawsuit against Casper (regarding the casper wave) force Casper into abandoning the Wave in favor of the Essential option?  Or was Casper always planning on having a good better best version of their mattresses?

I’ll buy one today, so I expect to have it by next week so that I can start testing it.

Casper Price Table

Type of Mattress Twin Twin XL Full Queen King California King
Casper $595 $645 $895 $995 $1,195 $1,195
Casper Wave $1,000 $1,150 $1,650 $1,850 $2,250 $2,250
Casper Essential $350 $400 $500 $600 $725 $725

See my review of The Casper

See the Casper Wave

See the Casper Essential

See the Casper products I have tested below.

Casper Pillow
The Casper Pillow doesn't blow you away at first, but when you sleep on it you will appreciate what they have built. When you unzip the cover you will discover why it's such a good pillow. The inside lining is 100% cotton, so the pillow can maintain a high profile, yet remain soft to the touch.Read full review
Mine came with a stain
High Profile Plush Feeling
100% cotton cover layer
Can try it at Target stores nationwide
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Casper Mattress
It's hard not to give Casper a try, I enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who is not too large.Read full review
A good amount of sinkage/very large people may have problems
A touch more expensive than it could be
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Casper Wave
My rating is a stay away from this mattress rating. I have encountered lower back pain from my back being "pushed up" too much from the middle polymer section. I offered a few suggestions on how they may be able to fix this issue.Read full review
They probably need to offer different levels of the polymer section. Mine pushed up my midsection too much and left me with lower back pain
Felt a bit like I may fall off the edge of it.
Very expensive vs. other Mattress in a Box options
Couldn't sleep on it, too much back hip push back from the polymer section
Luxury Level of Comfort
Love the Targeted Firmness Concept
Not Recommended
Casper Labor Day Sale
Casper Lounger
It is nice to have a product that can be used three ways, and is super compact. Casper could make a few minor changes to make this a better product.Read full review
The lounger and sitting position should go back more than 90 degrees
The elastic band is difficult to use when taking it somewhere
3 ways to use it
Compact and Light
Nice for overnight visitors in a small place like the dorms
Fun & Compact
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Want to see how the Casper Essential stacks up against other mattresses I have sleep tested?  Just drag and drop the mattresses you want to compare below:

PhotoCompanyMattressTypeFeaturesHeightSleep Test RatingQueen PriceCoupon CodeCurrent DiscountPurchase




  • Leesa MattressLeesa Mattress
  • Nectar MattressNectar Mattress
  • Layla Sleep MattressLayla Sleep Mattress
  • Alexander Signature SeriesAlexander Signature Series
  • Alexander Signature HybridAlexander Signature Hybrid
  • Purple MattressPurple Mattress
  • Traditional CasperTraditional Casper
  • Tuft & NeedleTuft & Needle
  • Casper WaveCasper Wave
  • Casper EssentialCasper Essential
  • #Bestmattressever#Bestmattressever
  • Tomorrow Sleep HybridTomorrow Sleep Hybrid
  • Sapira by LeesaSapira by Leesa
  • Aurora HybridAurora Hybrid
  • TuloTulo
  • DreamCloudDreamCloud
Leesa MattressFoam100 Day Trial, Made in the USA, Removeable Cover104.7 Star Rating$995None Required$130Shop LeesaNectar MattressFoam365 Night Trial, Free shipping, Comes in a large bag114.6 Star Rating$795None Required$125 & 2 Free PillowsShop NectarLayla Sleep MattressFoam120 Night Trial, Copper Infused, Flippable10.54.6 Star Rating$899None Required$100 OffShop LaylaAlexander Signature SeriesFoamLifetime Comfort Guarantee, Made in the USA, Handles12.54.6 Star Rating$1,199nonbiased200$200 OffShop Nest Bedding Alexander Signature SeriesAlexander Signature HybridHybrid Foam & CoilsLifetime Comfort Guarantee, Made in the USA, Handles144.5 Star Rating$1,199nonbiased200$200 OffShop Nest Bedding Alexander Signature HybridPurple MattressFoam & Polymer Section for Egg Catching100 Day Trial, Made in the USA, Removeable Cover104.8 Star Rating$999None RequiredFree Seat CushionShop Purple MattressTraditional CasperFoam100 Night Trial, Free Shipping104.3 Star Rating$950None RequiredVariesShop CasperTuft & NeedleFoam100 Night Trial, Free Shipping104 Star Rating$575None RequiredBest PriceShop Tuft & NeedleCasper WaveFoam100 Night Trial, Removeable cover, Free Shipping11.53.3 Star Rating$1,850None RequiredBest PriceGet a CasperCasper EssentialFoam100 Night Trial, Removeable Cover, Free Shipping8.53.9 Star Rating$600None RequiredBest PriceGo to Casper#BestmattresseverFoam120 Night Trial, titanium gel, made in the USA104.6 Star Rating$750nonbiased1010% Off & Free Pillows and SheetsShop Brooklyn Bedding Best Mattress EverTomorrow Sleep HybridHybrid Foam & Coils100 Day Trial, Backed by Serta, add a sleeptracker104.7 Star Rating$990nonbiased125$125 OffShop Tomorrow SleepSapira by LeesaHybrid Foam & Coils100 Night Trial, Made in the USA, 1 in 10 Program114.7 Star Rating$1,495None Required$200 OffShop Sapira by LeesaAurora HybridHybrid Foam & Coils120 Night Trial, titanium gel, made in the USA13.54.5 Star Rating$1,699nonbiased1010% Off & Free Pillows and SheetsShop Brooklyn BeddingTuloFoamTry it at Mattress Firm, 120 night trial, free shipping, free returns104.4 Star Rating$650None Required20% OffShop TuloDreamCloudHybrid Foam & Coils365 Night Trial, free cleaning, everlong warranty,154.8 Star Rating$1,599None Required$200 OffShop DreamCloud

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