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Casper Wave Hybrid Unboxing

Updated October 8, 2019

If you’ve spent more than an hour online mattress shopping, there’s a good chance you’ve already gotten somewhat familiar with the Casper brand. It was one of the pioneers of the bed-in-a-box industry, and we’ve tried out all three of their all-foam products.

Since then, they’ve responded to consumer feedback. If you read our review of the Casper Wave mattress, you may recall its combination of five foam layers that worked to balance support and comfort. One of the main troubles with products made entirely of foam is that they can lack in bounce and support. I recently received the new Casper Wave Hybrid, and it makes a significant change designed to fix this.

Having just gotten mine out of the box,  I’ll be spending the next week or so taking a close look at everything the Casper Wave Hybrid has to offer. In the meantime, though, let’s take a look at my first impressions.

Unboxing/First Impression

What’s Changed in the New Model?

The Casper Wave Hybrid looks like the original Wave, but the 7 ½ inch foam base has been replaced by a seven inch pocketed coil spring unit. This can go a long way in adding bounce and solid, spine-aligning support.

One of my favorite things about this mattress is the velvety-soft cover. The sleek design provides a sophisticated look that easily fits in just about any setting, and I’m excited to see how the layer lineup performs with the new base.

It is worth noting that this product does contain latex. This material is unwieldy, and it’s difficult to move. I’d suggest having someone around to help with unboxing or moving the mattress. However, when compared with the original Wave, the innerspring unit has made it a little more sturdy.

Springs So Gentle You Don’t Know They’re There

A spring unit can go a long way in providing your bed adequate bounce to make it easy to get in and out of bed. The trouble many people run into, however, is discomfort. Sometimes you can feel the springs when you’re lying down. They can also produce a very rigid feel at the sleep surface.

The Casper Wave Hybrid does a great job providing plenty of buffer between you and the springs through four comfort and transitional layers. The springs themselves are made to be resilient yet gentle, and that approach really comes across when you lie on the mattress. I think this could be an excellent solution for people who have trouble moving around in bed but shy away from innersprings due to the feel this type of mattress sometimes produces.

Over the next couple weeks, we’re going to examine the impact this change has had on everything from edge support and motion isolation to heat transfer and a lot more, so make sure you check back to see if it might be the Casper product for you. In our full review, some of the other things we’ll cover includes:

  • In-depth look at the layer lineup
  • Durability expectations
  • Overall performance