What goes into a $9,000 rank? Purple is shown in a new, ultra-luxury font
Purple has expanded its mattress lineup to include three new, ultra-luxury models that promise the best sleep of your life…if you’re not up awake panicking about how much you spent. The new Luxe range includes three models, with prices starting at $4,299 for the smallest and cheapest model and going up to $13,000 for the largest and most luxurious.
Good sleep is a priority, and we always say it’s worth spending a little more in order to get the best mattress you can afford. These are pricier than many of today’s top luxury mattress models, so you might want to hold onto the lilac sale before you take the plunge.
I wonder what could guarantee such an exorbitant price? top model in Lux group (Opens in a new tab) Do Purple Grand mattress (Opens in a new tab), which includes “layers of the latest technology that deliver life-enhancing sleep.” This is something of a Frankenstein’s Mattress Monster, in that it has a little bit of everything. Springs, latex, foams, gel nets…you name it, Grand it out. Let’s take a closer look.
On top there is a quilted cover. So far, very normal, though in this case black, because at some point someone decided that would be the signifier of all excellent mattresses, without regard to anyone who might want dull-coloured sheets. Underneath this topper is a layer of cushioning foam followed by a layer of latex. (This is the only one of the Purple beds to use latex.) Together, these layers are designed to provide luxurious comfort.
Underneath the layers of cushioning, we’re into GelFlex Grid territory. GelFlex Grid A flexible, stretchable mesh that molds to your shape and instantly bounces back when repositioned, GelFlex Grid is USP Purple, and appears in all its glory.
The Luxe range includes an upgraded version called “GelFlex Grid Plus”. How it was upgraded is a mystery, but Purple promises “maximum support and a soothing pressure point.” And instead of just one layer, the Purple Grand has two, for a total of 3.75 inches of comfortable, press-on quality. Each net is placed on top of a foam layer, which is supposed to add extra stability to the entire structure.
We’re seven layers deep and we’re not quite done yet. At the base of it all you’ll find steel coils, arranged in five zones for targeted support, and reinforced around the perimeter to provide a sturdy edge for getting into and out of bed. Typically in the best hybrid mattresses, springs provide firmness and a touch of bounce, as well as making the sleeping surface more responsive and easier to move.
worth the money?
Purple has definitely thrown a lot into this model, so is it worth the investment? We are definitely intrigued. We’ve been reviewing and writing about mattresses for years now, and it’s worth noting that “more layers” doesn’t always mean “more comfort.” Consider Tempur-Pedic—these are some of the most popular luxury mattresses, and they’re relatively straightforward in terms of design. It’s all about the cozy comfort of that Tempur material.
Still, there’s a lot that looks promising about the Grand (and its marginally less expensive siblings, the super high (Opens in a new tab) and the Deluxe (Opens in a new tab)). We haven’t had a chance to try these beds yet, but we’re big fans of the purple mattress Owns We got our hands on it. In our review of the Purple Plus mattresses, we found that the Purple mesh really shines when it comes to pressure relief, making it a great choice for anyone who suffers from arthritis. It also does so without trapping body heat, which can be an issue with some memory foams. So we’re intrigued with this new, “more substantial” version of the grille, which we hope will bring the same great liner but with a little boost.
We’re also curious about the latex added. Latex is somewhat similar to memory foam’s fancier, pricier cousin, and natural latex is commonly found in today’s best organic mattresses (although note that nothing says this is natural latex; it could be a blend, or it could even be entirely synthetic). ). Talalay latex—the type used here—is the most unique type of latex foam, with a bouncy, soft, even texture that’s perfect for layering comfort. This is the only Purple mattress that uses latex.
It’s also worth emphasizing that we totally believe in investing as much as you can in a quality mattress as possible. $9,000 is a lot of money, but you could easily spend that amount on, say, a new car. You’ll spend more time on your mattress than you will in any car, and good sleep has proven benefits in terms of physical and mental health, performance, and general well-being.
One area where we think Purple needs to sort itself out is in plugins. While the 100-night trial and 10-year warranty are acceptable (though not particularly generous) for mid-range mattresses, they’re stingy on a premium model. Two of our favorite mattresses, the Saatva Classic and Nectar memory foam, come with a full year trial period and a lifetime warranty. Both are much cheaper than Purple’s Luxe offerings.