Most people are acquainted with the Casper mattress brand – if not through use, at least through its advertising. The same is true of the Endy mattress. Which is the better of the two? This is genuine Battle of the Mattresses and which comes out tops – nobody knows! But you are about to find out!
Casper is a very popular mattress brand in the US and one with a good marketing budget that gets their name known. Endy, on the other hand, is the new kid on the block from Canada. The Endy brand has had success in Canada and is now trying to leverage this success into the USA. Can it do so? Let’s find out.
Endy at on end of the street and Casper at the other:
The shootout is about to begin, so hold your breath!!
Construction and Materials
Endy: The New Kid on the Block
The Endy mattress is constructed in three layers totaling 10 inches:
Top Layer: 2 inches of gel-infused memory foam. As you lie down on this, it immediately responds to your body weight and heat and also begins to cool you down. The gel ensures that your body heat is spread throughout the surface of the mattress so you are not lying in a cocoon of heat. The 3 PCF (pounds per cubic foot) gel memory foam medium support while preventing you waking up feeling uncomfortable and sweaty.
Middle Layer: 3 inches of polyurethane memory foam with a PCF density of 1.8 PCF This density lies at the lower end for mattress cores and the higher end for toppers. Note that foam density is only roughly related to its level of hardness. It represents the weight of polymer + additives per cubic foot – and that is all.
Bottom Layer: This is a 5-inch thick layer of memory foam, again 1.8 PCF density. This layer makes sure the mattress will not sag when in use, and also offer deep compression support. This is where the differences in polymer structure have more importance that their relative densities.
The Cover: The cover of the Endy mattress is made using quilted polyester fabric. This provides a higher level of durability to the whole mattress.
Endy Mattress: Summary
The Endy mattress offers excellent support for lightweight and medium heavy sleepers. Heavier weight people will find it medium to medium firm. In other words, the support provided by this mattress is good enough for most people.
Another excellent feature of the Endy mattress is its edge support. You can sit comfortably on the edge of this mattress without feeling you are going to fall off. If you tend to lie towards the edge of your mattress, the edge support of the Endy Mattress is ideal for you. Along with the low motion transfer between couples, the edge support of the Endy mattress makes this an ideal mattress for couples.
The gel-infused memory foam of this mattress helps to reduce the heat build-up around your body. This is an important property for many people who wake in the night sweating and feeling hot. It is a good mattress for those with high metabolic rates that tend to feel hot, even when lying still.
Casper: The Established Standard
The Casper mattress is a longer standing product and very popular in the US. How does in compare to the newer Canadian product? For starters, it comes in four layers, although its overall thickness is just 9.5 inches – a half inch less than the three-layered Endy mattress.
Top Layer: 1.5 inches of synthetic Dunlop latex foam of 3.3 PCF density. It brings bounce and some comfort but perhaps not as cooling as the gel infused memory foam of the Endy. Perhaps the Endy is just ahead with its top layer, although young couples may prefer the bounce to the cooling.
Second Layer: Again 1.5 inches thick, comprising memory foam with a density of 4.0 PCF. This relatively thin layer will have some effect on support though 1.5 inches is not much. It is designed to allow contouring of the mattress to your body, although memory foam can be warming without a cooling gel.
Third Layer: This is another 1.5 inch layer, this time of ordinary 2.5 PCF polyurethane foam.
Fourth Layer: The bottom layer is 5 inches of what is claimed to be a ‘high density support foam.’ The type of foam is not specified, but is likely latex or polyurethane, and the density is stated to be 1.8 PCF. This ‘high density support layer’ is of less density than all the other layers!
Casper Mattress: Summary
The Casper mattress is not a genuine memory foam mattress since it is constructed with a just single 1.5-inch layer of memory foam in its second layer – beneath the 1.5 inches of Dunlop latex which is likely to annul the properties of the memory foam layer beneath it. The lower two levels are of standard polyurethane foam, the bottom layer might be latex.
Endy Vs Casper: A Comparison
If you like memory foam then Endy wins hands down. If you don’t like the feel of memory foam, then Casper is for you. The comfort of the Endy memory foam will appeal to many people. If you like a softer mattress with excellent comfort then Endy wins easily. If you prefer a firm mattress then the Casper mattress will suit you better.
The Casper has a bit more spring to it than the Endy mattress. That might make the Endy mattress better for snorers, since it tends to prevent tossing and turning in the bed. It tends to keep side sleepers on their side rather than turn to their back (the classic ‘snoring position’.)
The ultimate conclusion is that there are many differences between the Endy and Casper mattresses. Which you prefer will be a matter of preference:
- Softer mattress: Endy
- Memory foam experience: Endy
- Snorers: Endy
- Sex: Casper
- Harder mattress: Casper
- Stomach Sleeper: Casper
- Feel hot in bed (temperature-wise): Endy
So, it is very much a matter of personal preference. Young couples may prefer the Casper for obvious reasons, while the elderly or singles who prefer a softer mattress would prefer the Endy mattress.
As with any comparison between two options, there are pros and cons for each. The choice between Endy vs. Casper involves more than just the initial impression you may get when you test each of them out. Many people choose their mattress by lying on them and feeling how comfortable they are.
There is more to choosing a mattress than that: young couples may need some bounce, so they don’t exhaust themselves overcoming the ‘clinginess’ of a deep memory foam mattress. The elderly may prefer soft comfort, while snorers may need a mattress that can help them remain in their preferred sleeping position all night. Our review and comparison of each should help those with these different requirements to make the right decision for them.