Tuft and Needle Vs Purple Mattress Review and Comparison

Be it budget mattresses or high-end premium luxurious mattresses, every segment has affordable options as well.

And in case of premium mattresses segment, Tuft and Needle is most affordable option amongst all premium mattress available right now on the market.

Whereas, Purple comes with all the nice to have features embedded in it and hence costs nearly double the price of Tuft and Needle.

Tuft and Needle Vs Purple



10 inches

9.5 inches

No. of layers



Top layer

3 inch proprietary adaptive foam

2 inch smart grid made from hyper-polymer foam

2nd layer


3.5 inch comfort foam

Base layer

7 inch high density foam

4 inch high density poly foam


Medium Firm

 6.5 on scale of 1 to 10

Medium Firm

6.5 on scale of 1 to 10

Motion Isolation



Edge Support



Safety Certification

CertiPUR-US Certified

CertiPUR-US Certified


10 Years

10 Years

Trial Period

100 night trial


Unique Selling Point (USP)

Proprietary foam that is neither too firm or too plush

Cool and breathable smart-grid like top layer


Layer Construction - Purple Vs Tuft and Needle

Before we look into details on layers and the materials used, let me highlight the specialties associated with both Tuft and Needle and Purple mattress.

Tuft and Needle Mattress

  • The proprietary adaptive foam in Tuft and Needle has been a real game changer for the company.
  • It’s both bouncy as well as supportive that has been specifically developed to do the job.

Purple Mattress

  • And the smart grid layer in Purple is an innovative and out-of-the-box grid-like layer
  • It perfectly absorbs pressure and keeps the sleeping surface cool by effectively managing heat dissipation

While Tuft and Needle is a simple 2 layer construction, Purple mattress comes with 3 layers.

Tuft and Needle Mattress – Layer construction – 10 Inch

  • Top layer – 3 inch proprietary adaptive foam
  • Base layer – 7 inch high density (HD) foam

Purple Mattress – Layer construction – 9.5 Inch

  • Top layer – 2 inch smart grid made from hyper-polymer foam
  • Intermediary layer – 3.5 inch comfort foam
  • Base layer – 4 inch high density (HD) poly-foam

Why Tuft and Needle?

Every mattress has its own takeaway. And for Tuft and Needle it is the proprietary foam that they have developed so as to cater to a wider range of audience.

Plush mattresses: For example, most of us love to sleep on a plush mattress. It helps us fall asleep quickly. But the problem being that these plush mattresses are not supportive and we end-up with body aches when we sleep for long hours in improper postures.

Firm mattresses: On the other hand, mattresses that are too firm might provide the right amount of support our spine and critical pressure points need but we somehow can’t enjoy the sleep quality.

Proprietary Adaptive foam in Tuft and Needle mattress

Tuft and Needle has come up with its own adaptive foam that is neither too firm nor too plush. It offers both softness and support in equal proportions.

This is the precise level of firmness level that is most recommended and Tuft & Needle with this proprietary foam has successfully offered what majority of people needed. Hence, the reputation and sales of their mattresses skyrocketed with a very short span.

Smart-Comfort grids of Purple mattress

This is the most unique layer that is not to be seen any other mattress. Instead of just including a soft/plush foam as the topmost layer, Purple has walked that extra mile in innovating this new grid like foam layer.

Made from hyper-elastic polymer, the grids collapse only when pressure is applied. This smart grid design of top layer offers

  • enhanced breathability
  • effective heat dissipation and
  • cool and moisture-free sleeping surface


Measuring firmness on a scale of 1 to 10, both Tuft and Needle and Purple mattresses stand at 6.5.

However, if you have below average weight then Purple mattress stands at 7. The additional firmness is due to its grid like top foam that collapses only upon pressure (body weight) application.

Motion Isolation

Motion Isolation offered by Tuft and Needles stands slightly better than Purple.

Tuft and Needle

  • In Tuft and Needle, the 3 inches of proprietary foam is the only layer that sinks with movement
  • The base layer is made from high density foam and only acts as supportive layer to restrict mattress from bottoming out

Purple Mattress

  • In Purple mattress, both the 2 inch smart-comfort grid and 3.5 plush memory foam layers sink with pressure
  • Hence, the sink as well as the radius of impact upon pressure application combined stands at 5.5 inches which is tad higher than normal level
Purple Mattress for Side and Back Sleepers - Tuft and Needle Vs Purple

Purple Mattress for Side and Back Sleepers - Tuft and Needle Vs Purple

Edge Support

In case of edge support too, Tuft and Needle fares better than Purple. Edge support is directly proportional to the high density base layers in memory foam mattresses.

The size of base HD layer in Tuft and Needle is 7 inches and that in Purple it is just 4 inches in thickness.

No memory foam mattress gives perfect edge support but when you either sit or sleep on the edges, the mattress has to at least be able hold maximum weight before sinking.

This is possible only when you have thicker high density foams embedded as base layers.


Odor is a common issue with all memory foam mattresses. There is absolutely no exception with any mattress in this case. However, both Tuft and needle and Purple mattresses carry mild odor that is not outrageous in first place.

When you open a mattress for the first time, make sure to keep all the doors and windows too open so as to offer maximum ventilation. The smell should vanish within few hours but always leave mattresses for minimum 48 to 72 hours for full size expansion.

Warranty and Free Trials

Both Tuft and Needle plus Purple mattresses come with 10-Year warranty. However, Tuft and Needle also offers 100 night sleep trial.


There is absolutely no doubt to say that Purple offers exceptional sleeping experience. If you are purely looking for comfort then there is no match to Purple mattresses in premium mattresses segment.

However, if you are looking for a budget mattress in premium mattresses segment then Tuft and Needle is suggested. It has secured one of the best ratings in the industry and the number of reviews it received is massive and speaks volumes about its performance and customer satisfaction.