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Purple Mattress vs Herobed

To offer benefits that other foam beds don’t, Purple manufacturers added hyper-elastic polymer to the top layer of their mattress. The innovative material claims to provide support while relieving pressure on the back and spine.

Herobed is also built to offer better sleep than typical memory foam mattresses. By combining body contouring high-quality foams with over 3,000 supportive micro coils, Herobed’s hybrid mattress provides an incredibly comfortable sleep surface.

Are you ready to start getting the best sleep of your life, the quality of sleep that you deserve? Take a look at the differences between Purple vs. Herobed.

The Mattress Construction

Purple is 9.5 inches thick and is built from foam and polymer.

  • Polyurethane foam forms the base foundation.
  • Another layer of polyurethane foam creates transitional support and deep compression support.
  • The hyper-elastic polymer forms the top layer in a grid pattern, which claims to help improve coolness, pressure relief, and comfort.

Herobed is 10.5 inches thick, made with high-quality foams, pocketed comfort coils, and micro coils.

  • The high-density poly foam creates a supportive base.
  • 891 patented Posturfil pocketed coils provide support, pressure relief, and ventilation.
  • Transitional poly foam aids in reducing motion transfer.  
  • Over 2,000 pocketed micro coils offer even more bounce, support, and comfort.
  • Memory foam infused with cooling gel provides a bouncy, odorless surface that dissipates heat three times faster than conventional memory foam.


The Box

Purple is shipped rolled up in a purple plastic bag.

Herobed buyers look forward to a whimsical box donning pictures of everyday heroes including a mom, a teacher, and a firefighter. A cape and crayons are provided inside the box, encouraging quality time with your loved ones by turning that box into a work of art! Herobed’s box coincides with the  #TagAHero campaign, in which customers are asked to celebrate and nominate heroes in their lives who deserve to receive a free mattress.

Comparing Size and Price*

Purple is currently only available in three sizes, while Herobed makes a hybrid mattress (see why micro coils in a hybrid matter) to fit every bed.

  Purple Herobed
Twin  N/A  $699
Twin XL $749  $799
Full  N/A  $899
Queen $1,099  $1,099
King $1,399  $1,299
California King  $1,399  $1,299

*Prices reflect the normal retail price. Last updated April, 2017.

About Purple

Tony and Terry Pearce, designers of Purple, were also scientists who created a cushioning fluid called Floam which was used in tennis shoes in the early ‘90s. In 1996 after discovering hyper-elastic polymer, a super strong stretchy material, they put it into a mattress advertising that it “relaxes” under pressure points and doesn’t develop body impressions like foam does. In 2016, they began selling their Purple mattresses online.

About Herobed

Developed by mattress industry veterans who have researched for 35 years, Herobed provides what consumers need in the best hybrid mattress. We wanted to create a bed just as supportive as the everyday heroes who lay in it, yet provide enough comfort to fully recharge exhausted bodies and minds. So, we combined over 3,000 patented micro coils with a blend of high-density foams to create an unprecedented mix of bounce, contouring comfort, and cooling capacity in an affordable mattress.

Purple vs. Herobed, side by side comparison

Layers 1.5 inches synthetic latex foam

1.5 inches of memory foam

1.5 inches of transitional proprietary foam

5 inches of support foam

1.5 inches Coolflow graphite

1 inch of micro coils

0.5 inches of poly foam

1.5 inches of micro coils

6 inches of poly foam

Height 9.5 inches 10.5 inches

(based on customer reviews)*

Medium-firm Medium
Motion Transfer

(based on customer reviews)*

Minor Minor
Manufactured USA USA
Price for Queen $999 $1,099
Warranty 10 years 10 years
Trial Period 100 days 100 days
Shipping Free, 1-5 days Free, 1-5 days
Refunds/Returns Pick Up Pick Up
Discounts N/A N/A


Which is the Mattress For You?

While Purple has a product that many sleepers find comfortable, it works differently depending on one’s weight and body type. Plus, some reviewers claim that it’s too firm for side sleepers. It’s also only available in three sizes, and may not be a good choice for taller people.

So, if you like the contouring comfort and pressure relief of memory foam but prefer the amazing support and bounciness that micro coils provide, Herobed is a great choice. You can buy Herobed to fit any size bed frame, so you can get quality sleep every night and wake up ready to take on whatever work, school or life brings your way.  Not convinced micro coils are best?


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