Casper Element Vs Tuft And Needle Mattress Comparison
How they stack up: Tuft and Needle vs Casper Essential
Last Updated: July 31, 2020 •
Soft Foam The Element is Casper’s budget-tier mattress that’s made with two layers of foam.
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Soft Foam Tuft & Needle is quite possibly the most popular budget mattress online. The bed is comfortable and accommodates all types of sleepers.
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Before we dive into why you’d get the Casper Element over Tuft & Needle, let’s cover the basics. Both brands offer free shipping and returns. Both also allow you to try the mattress for 100 nights to see if it’s the one for you. If you like the bed, keep it. If you don’t, they will refund you all of your money (as long as you’re within the trial period). Even more, both brands offer 10-year warranties, which is pretty much industry standard.
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Why Get Casper Element vs Tuft & Needle?
To be honest, we only see a few compelling reasons as to why you’d get the Casper Element Mattress over Tuft & Needle. The first is that Casper has a carbon grey cover that looks great. Overall, the bed just looks nicer than Tuft & Needle, which has a virtually see through cover that could be off putting to some people. To be fair, just because the cover is see through doesn’t mean that it’s bad nor does it really affect the performance of the bed, but it does look odd to be able to see the layers through the cover.
Beyond that, Casper Element is a slightly softer bed, which will better accommodate side sleepers. Tuft & Needle is about a 5.5/10 on the soft to firm scale, while Casper is about a 5-5.25 on the same scale. It’s a minor difference, but if you’re looking at these two beds and you want the softer option, Casper is the one to go with. Tuft & Needle is still fine for combo sleepers, but strictly side sleepers will likely prefer Casper.
Casper Element does incorporate memory foam, whereas T&N uses its own proprietary foam. In terms of how they feel, Casper contours to your body a bit better since its second layer is memory foam. The difference is subtle, but you do get more pressure relief with Casper, which again, is preferable for side sleepers.
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Why Get Tuft & Needle vs Casper Element?
To us, there a plenty of reasons to opt for T&N over Casper Element. The first of which is that T&N tends to be about $50-$200 cheaper than Casper. You can check Tuft & Needle’s website for current pricing. As an example, the Queen size mattress for T&N and Casper Element is $575 and $795, respectively.
Tuft & Needle is a medium-firm bed, but still very comfortable.
On top of that, T&N is actually a thicker mattress at 10″ whereas Casper Element is only 8.5″ thick. That means you can bottom out Casper Element easier and it is therefore not the best option for heavier folks. T&N on the other hand, is fairly firm to begin with and is thicker so you shouldn’t have any issues there.
Even more, because T&N is the firmer of the two beds, it’s preferable for back and stomach sleepers, though it will be fine for combo sleepers as well. The mattress will help to keep your hips and shoulders in line so that they don’t sink in and get throw you out of alignment. Since it’s not memory foam (it’s Tuft & Needle’s proprietary T&N Adaptive Foam), it doesn’t really cradle your body, it just provides good support.
As far as comfort goes, they’re both really comfortable. Both also stay relatively neutral in terms of temperature. Neither has issues with monition transfer and you’ll never get that ‘stuck in the mud’ feeling, as is the case with traditional memory foam beds. You’ll be able to shift positions in the night no problem.
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