Sleep startup Casper abides by the maxim that “our days are defined by how well we spend our nights.” Too true, and a helpful reminder to think carefully about how we feather our nests.
We first introduced readers to Casper back in 2014, when it was only a nascent startup striving to redefine the mattress category. Casper’s idea was to bring a high-quality mattress straight from the manufacturer to the consumer, without the costly addition of multiple product lines and commission-based sales. Said Casper CEO and co-founder Philip Krim, “Mattress retailers play a game with eight gradients of firmness, for example; that’s how they guide you through the showroom toward something more expensive.”
Casper spent many months on research and introduced one great mattress at one-third the typical luxury price. Now a mere two years later, the Casper Mattress has sparked a near-revolution in the sleep space. (Time magazine even named the mattress one of the best inventions of 2015.) Casper has since grown to offer Sheets and the new Casper Pillow.
Interested in giving the Casper mattress a try? The company is offering Gardenista readers $50 Off Any Mattress using code GARDENISTA.
Above: When Casper engineers—graduates of NASA and IDEO—did their research, they learned that most people prefer a “medium-firm” mix of softness and support. Their solution is a top layer of springy latex foam—breathable to keep you cool at night—over a body-supporting layer of firm memory foam.
Above: The Casper mattress is designed to feel soft when you lie down, but not so soft that you will sink in. The mattress has a 1.5-inch layer of responsive memory foam to provide the support critical to a restorative night’s sleep. The topmost layer is made of hypoallergenic latex foam to promote ventilation and keep you cool at night.
Above: The Casper mattress is available in six sizes, starting at $500 for a twin through $950 for a California king, and comes zipped in a removable, washable cover. The entire Casper mattress is made in the US of American materials, with the exception of the gray mattress cover, which uses fabric from Belgium.
Above: Casper stands by its industry-best guarantee: Sleep on your mattress for 100 nights; if you don’t love it, Casper will send a courier to pick it up and donate it to a local charity, and you’ll receive a full refund.
Above: If Casper’s mattress hasn’t done enough to make it famous, then its shipping and delivery have: shipping is free throughout the US and Canada—remember those $250 mattress delivery fees we used to pay?—and in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, Casper will deliver your mattress for free by courier.
The mattress arrives in a box that’s a mere 19 inches square by 42 inches high. (When yours arrives, join millions on social media by posting your ceremonial Casper “unboxing” video.)
Above: The Casper mattress works on any platform bed, but if you like your box spring, keep it; Casper can be paired with any boxspring or slatted base as long as the slats are firm and are no more than three inches apart.
Don’t forget: Get $50 Off a Casper Mattress using code GARDENISTA at checkout.