Purple Mattress vs Helix: The Ultimate Mattress Faceoff

Choosing a great mattress isn’t easy!
One has to keep in account many different aspects, such as types of layer, firmness, support, and overall feel to have any hope of finding the right one.
But since you’re here, and reading this guide already, we’ll save you the pep talk and get straight to business. Today, we’re going to save you the trouble of going out the big, bad world of mattresses all by yourself.

We’re going to pit two outstanding mattresses against one another to find out about their unique strengths and weaknesses.

In this Purple Mattress Vs. Helix review, you’re going to learn everything there is to know about these products and how they can enrich your life.Purple from Alpine, Utah will be going head-to-head with Helix from New York City.

Who will emerge victorious?

You’ll just have to keep on reading to find out.

Purple Mattress (Hybrid): A Comprehensive Review

Construction

An elastic polymer goes into building the Purple mattress, along with two other foam layers. This gives the users an ideal level of comfort and support during the sleep.

Layers

Purple uses three different layers of foam, totaling to an overall height of 9.5 inches. The uppermost layer in the mattress is of 2 inches and is built using a hyper-elastic polymer. This relieves the pressure, gives mattress some buoyancy and a cooling effect to the sleeper. The second layer is a 3.5-inch polyurethane foam. This works as a supporting layer for the whole mattress.

And lastly, there’s the final layer, which is also a polyurethane foam. This is 4 inches in height and acts as a foundation for the rest of the mattress.

Cover

The cover of the Purple mattress is a blend of polyester, poly-lycra and a viscose material. This combination gives the mattress excellent breathability. It also makes it stretchy and lets the mattress respond to the movement.

The cover’s thinness, along with the elastic polymer present in the first layer of the mattress, makes way for air circulation. This provides an overall cooling to the mattress.

Visually, Purple has a diamond-shaped pattern, with the logo placed on all the four sides. The overall look is simple, but its simplicity is what makes it chic.

Firmness, Feel, Support

On a firmness scale of 0-10, ten being the highest, Purple stands around a 6-6.5. The brand sticks to a mantra of ‘universal comfort’, with a vision to serve as the needs of as many users as possible.

Coming to the sinkage, Purple doesn’t really have a dramatic hug-the-mattress, or an enveloping effect, which you see in most mattresses made of memory foam. The mattress gives a compression that’s more generalized in nature and rounded in its pattern. So, the more the amount of pressure applied, the deeper the sinkage is, and vice versa.

Purple mattress’ uniqueness lies in its effort to give an optimum level of comfort to the users. The polymer present in the top layer relieves pressure and sees to it that the lighter areas of your body get as much support as the heavier parts.

And finally, speaking of cooling, the hyper-elastic polymer with a unique grid effect, paired up with its cover, gives an excellent air circulation. This results in excellent overall temperature of the mattress.

Pricing

Unlike most of the mattresses in the online market, Purple is available only in four sizes; and their price ranges from $699 to $1,299.

Size of the Mattress Pricing
Twin XL $699
Queen $999
King $1299
California King $1299

 

Other Specifications

  • Trial Period: 100 Days
  • Shipping: Free, Delivery takes anywhere between 1-5 days
  • Packaging: Product is compressed in the easy to open Purple ‘tube’.
  • Returns: Simple, 100% money back
  • Warranty: 10 years.
  • Country of Manufacturing: USA.

Helix(Hybrid): A Comprehensive Review

Construction

What’s unique about the construction of Helix mattress is that it is customized as per the user preferences based on a simple set of questionnaire. To get a mattress tailored to your needs, you would need to answer the questions like:

-Height, weight, and age

-Stomach sleeper and back sleeper?

-Do you move around during sleep?

-Any pressure points like broad shoulders, hips, etc.?

– Hot or cold sleeper?

-If you experience any pain when you wake up?

-If you’d prefer a firm or soft mattress.

Based on the answers you give to these questions, Helix combines its foam layers (dynamic foam, polyfoam) along with microcoils to provide you a mattress for ultimate support and sleeping experience.

And in case you share the bed with a partner, then they can even construct the mattress with different firmness levels on each side. This is, however, possible for the mattresses of queen size or larger.

Layers

The topmost layer of Helix is made of dynamic foam that’s not only springy but also responds well to pressure. This gives you a feeling of sitting on the mattress, without sinking into it. It also helps you move around without a feeling of being stuck in the mattress.

The transitional layer, which sits below the dynamic foam layer is made of proprietary dynamic foam, that’s exclusive to the brand. It gives you a feel of somewhere in between a memory and a latex foam. The layer’s pressure responsiveness is super quick. It also takes away the heat, providing an easy transition into the layer of microcoils below.

The third layer of Helix comprises microcoils which increase the circulation of air, thus providing a cooling effect. It also works with motion transfer and contouring the body.

The final layer is a dense polyfoam, which acts as a foundation just like other mattresses in the market.

Cover

Helix’s cover is made of extremely thin polyester, which gives it excellent breathability. The thinness of the cover also makes sure that it doesn’t meddle with the feeling provided by the mattress’ top layer.

Firmness, Feel, Support

Since the mattress is customizable, you get to choose your own firmness based on your preferences. But when you want to generalize the firmness on the scale, it stands somewhere at 6-7 on a scale of 1 to 10, with ten being the highest. However, Helix manufactures mattresses ranging from the firmness of 10 to 2 (which is extremely soft).

The sinkage of mattress varies depending on how heavy you are. People with lighter weight experience lesser sinkage while the sleepers on the heavier side might experience a bit more sinkage. However, this again changes with the test you take before getting the mattress done.

The layer of microcoils helps in the contouring of the body, as well as the motion transfer. These microcoils are said to be excellent at isolating the motion. So you don’t really have to worry about experiencing the shift of weight when you or your partner tend to move a lot around the bed.

Pricing

Helix mattresses come in six different sizes, ranging between $600 to $1,195.

Size of the Mattress Pricing
Twin $600
Twin XL $700
Full $850
Queen $995
King $1195
California King $1195

Other Specifications

  • Trial Period: 100 Days
  • Shipping: Free within the USA, Delivery takes anywhere between 1-5 days
  • Packaging: Product is compressed in the box
  • Returns: Simple, 100% money back
  • Warranty: 10 years.
  • Country of Manufacturing: USA.

A Side by Side Comparison

There, you now have all the information about both Helix and Purple mattresses. This should able to give you a basic idea of both the mattresses, and you must’ve been inclined towards either of them. If you’re still unable to decide, have a look at this side by side comparison. This could probably help clear up your doubts if any.
Purple Helix
Foam Layers 2″ hyper-elastic polymer for cooling and comfort, 3.5″ polyfoam for support, 4.0″ polyfoam as a foundational base for the mattress. Helix’s proprietary dynamic foam for softness and support, microcoils for motion transfer and contouring, and a high dense polyfoam as a foundational base for the mattress.
Height 9.5” 10”
Cover White colored, diamond-shaped design with logo in the corners. The material is a blend of Viscose, Polyester, and Poly-Lycra. Moderately thin. Good air flow. Extremely thin polyester cover. White on top and dark navy blue/black below.
Firmness Six to six and a half out of Ten Customizable according to the preferences
Support Very good Very good
Motion Transfer Very Minimal Very Minimal
Country of Manufacturing United States of America United States of America
No. of Sizes 4 6
Price Range $699-$1299 $600-$1195
Warranty 10 Years 10 Years
Trial Period 100 Days 100 Days
Packaging Compressed in an easy to open Purple tube. Compressed in a box
Shipping Free, takes 1 to 5 days Free within the USA, takes 1 to 5 days
Refunds and Returns Available. Picking up and disposing off is free Available. Picking up and disposing off is free
Check Latest Price Check Latest Price

The Final Verdict: Which Mattress is the Best One for you – Purple or Helix?

We’ve almost reached the end of this mattress battle. Both the mattresses are highly functional and put in a lot of efforts into catering the needs of their users. But, the question remains. Which one should you go for?

Purple is known to have been designed in such a way that it provides comfort to a user base with different sleeping preferences. On the other hand, Helix takes the game a notch higher by actually letting the users customize the mattress according to their inclinations. But what is better among the both, that could be a tough decision.

Purple could be a good fit for you if:

You want to support as well as pressure relief:

The unique polymer grid structure of Purple’s comfort layer does an excellent job with the management of the weight. It relieves your body of the pressure and provides ultimate comfort during your sleep.

You want a mattress that’s cold:

If you have issues with heat, and are looking for a mattress that has excellent breathability and air circulation, then look no further. Purple’s cover, along with the air pockets in the grid structure ensures that the sleeper doesn’t get all heated up while on the mattress.

You’re looking for some bounce:

The hyper-elastic nature of the uppermost layer makes sure that there’s good bounce in the mattress. It also lets you change positions and move around the mattress easily.

You’re a side sleeper:

The mattress has extremely low pressure, despite how you sleep on the mattress. This is a wonderful thing for the side sleepers, as not a lot of mattresses give them the desired comfort.

On the other hand, you could consider going for Helix if:

You don’t really know what you want:

It does sound like a vague reason, but Helix’s customizability makes it ideal for those who are indecisive about their mattress selection. The brand gives you a questionnaire based on your sleeping preferences, firmness, weight and so on, before designing the mattress for you. So, you don’t really have to worry about making decisions or be a mattress expert.

You’re looking for a mattress that caters to a wide range of user preferences:

As Helix manufactures their mattresses based on the questions posed to the user, their mattresses cater to a wide range of users and their sleeping preferences.

You and your partner have varied mattress preferences:

This is the most interesting thing about Helix. They manufacture mattresses with different firmness levels on each side. So, if you happen to share a bed with someone who doesn’t share the same sleeping preferences as you, then you might as well go for this mattress as it caters to both your needs.

Verdict

In the end, we can only say that both Helix and Purple are functional in their own way. Purple designs their mattresses in such a way that it could cater to a large base of sleepers. And Helix is popular because they make tailor the mattresses according to the preferences of the sleepers.

But ultimately, the decision lies in your hand as to which one suits you the best. So, go ahead and try one! We’re sure you won’t be disappointed with either.

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