Casper Pillow & Bed Review & Update
Good Afternoon! Today I'll be sharing with you my thoughts on the Casper Pillow and Casper bed. I have had the Casper bed for a little over 2 years and the Casper pillow for a year so I think it's a good time for a little review/update.
When my husband and I were shopping for our first mattress in 2014, the choice was between a Sleep Number or a Casper bed. Since we were on a budget and Casper was offering free returns after 90 some nights (I think it's 100 nights now?), we ordered the King sized Casper bed for just $875. It retails for $950, but we had a discount code. I used to sleep on a very firm sleep number bed so I was a bit apprehensive when I read about how it was soft and cushy. Since the Casper bed claimed to be the one mattress that would work for pretty much anybody I had high expectations. I should mention husband and I are back and side sleepers. Note: the company advised that there would be an initial adjustment period for the body so it's normal to experience some aches and pains.
The most exciting part for me with the Casper bed was opening it up! It came in a box close in size to a small trash bin! It was so fun to cut the plastic ties and watch the bed pop open. There was no wrinkling or creasing, just one big, smooth, bed. :) I remember that first night's sleep was the most comfortable sleeps I ever had. I was in love instantly! A week into it and I started feeling the pains. Another week later, my body fully adjusted and I've been looking forward to going to sleep every night since then. The Capser bed is just so so comfortable. I can jump into bed and lay there the whole day (I'm typing this in bed as we speak). Netflix and a hot chocolate in bed... mmm :) . This bed feels firm yet soft, supportive, but also cushiony. It's the most interesting combination and feels so nice. :)
With traditional mattresses, you have to flip them every so often so the foam will bounce back. My old bed always had a dip where my butt would settle into and it ended up causing me back pain. You don't have to worry about this with the Casper bed. No flipping necessary! Maybe 2 years is still too early, but I have yet to notice any impressions on the bed. It still looks brand new! No odors, no overheating, no worries at all. I put on a mattress protector because I want to keep the mattress itself clean, but it doesn't affect the feel of the bed at all. You could use the Casper bed on the floor (we did this for a few months and it was fine), on a slatted bed frame, or on top of a box spring (winner winner chicken dinner!). I should do another update a few years down the road to see how this bed will hold up. Now onto the pillow!
My husband treated us both to a Casper pillow each for Christmas last year. We loved the bed so when we found out they came out with a pillow we had to get it. The king sized pillow sells for $85 each ($75 for standard) and we did not have a promo code. I wonder why they didn't offer a promo code for existing customers? :( It would've been nice.
The Casper pillow is comprised of two parts- an outer cushion top that is removable/washable and the core pillow. This pillow is medium soft and reminded me of those hotel pillows where you wish you could bring them home, but you know it wouldn't feel the same. In terms of support, it is more supportive than a down pillow, but softer than memory foam/traditional stuffing. It's quite comfortable, but it did take 1-2 nights of getting used to. No stiff necks and only minor discomfort. After the initial breaking in phase, I was able to enjoy the pillow more. Maybe because I am using it with the Casper bed, but it really feels like you're being cradled in a soft cloud of coziness.
Here is what the inside of the pillow looks like after using it for about 3 months:
*When washing and drying any part of this pillow, you absolutely must throw in some tennis balls so it helps to disperse the filling and plump up the pillow.
The one thing I did not like about this pillow is how the filling/gusset migrates and clumps together. It's supportive at first, but it could still do with more firmness so you don't have to fluff them up before each use. I found that after sleeping on the pillow for a few days, the gusset migrated to the sides of the pillow and stayed there. Even after fluffing up the pillows it would still make its way to the sides. Sooo I would wake up to find myself sleeping on the corners because it was more comfortable. Here's a picture to show you what I mean:
Curious about how these pillows look after a year of use?
I wonder if this is the type of pillow that gets better with each washing? After 1 year it definitely does not look like that great of a pillow, but it still feels pretty good, if not better than when we first got them. I still stand by my original opinion that this pillow could do with more firmness and structure so it's not a lumpy mess. Overall, the Casper bed is excellent, but the pillow could use a redesign! Have you tried the Casper line? What do you think?