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Purple 3 Mattress Review

Purple 3 mattress

I recently purchased a Purple 3 mattress for review. This mattress is made with a base pocket coil system and 3 inches of their Smart Comfort Grid making it softer and more plush feeling than the original Purple.

Overview of the Purple 3 Mattress

Here’s a brief overview of the Purple 3 mattress. Overall I found it to be considerably firmer than the Purple 4. I recommend this version to back and occasional side sleepers. Stomach sleepers will be better suited to the original purple or even Purple 2. Side sleepers need to go with the Purple 4.

How Much Does the Purple 3 Cost?

Here are the current prices. You should note that you get free white glove delivery. This is a very heavy mattress and does not come compressed. It comes in a full size box which will take two people to move.

Twin XL $1,899
Queen $2,199
King $2,699
Cal King $2,699

How is the Purple 3 Mattress Made?

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Here are the construction details according to the Purple website.

Quick Specs

Trial & Return: 100 Nights
Warranty: 10-Year Limited Warranty
Top Layer: Hyper-Elastic Polymer withNon-toxic polyethylene copolymer powder coating on 1/2 ” 2.0 density polyurethane foam
Base Layer: Polypropylene fabric encased coils on 1″ 2.0 density foam
Encasing: 2.0 density polyurethane foam

Coils: 13.75 gauge, 2-ply Polypropylene pockets, 95% recycled steel
Color: White
Fabric Content:
Knit fabric on top 98% polyester / 2% spandex
Quilted, woven fabric on the sides at 99% polyester / 1% spandex
The bottom is a woven fabric 100% polyester
Fire Retardant: Non-Toxic Knit Barrier (not chemically treated)
Basic Care: Spot clean with mild detergent (Eg: upholstery cleaner). Machine wash/dry not recommended.

My Purple 3 Mattress Findings

This mattress is really bouncy but it doesn’t transfer that much motion. This is in large part to the grid system on the top layer that has high point elasticity. This means it will collapse where it gets the most pressure and stay in tact where it doesn’t. Additionally, it is supported by a pocket coil system. All these coils are individually wrapped and work independently.

Here’s a video to illustrate the point.


For comparison sake, here’s another video with the Purple 4


To further help you decide which is right for you. Below is a picture of how much my 14 lb. bowling ball sinks on the Purple 3.

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Here it is again on the Purple 4. Notice that the Purple 4 hugs the ball a bit more than the 3.

Purple Mattress Sinkage

Here’s a look inside the Purple mattress. As you can see it features their signature Smart Comfort Grid and along the perimeter, there is foam to give you better edge support. The Original Purple does not have this type of edge support system.

The Smar Grid makes for a temperature neutral sleep environment and is good for pressure relief.


My Purple 3 Recommendation

As I have said in my previous Purple mattress reviews, there’s just no other mattress that feels like a Purple. The grid on the top layer is good a relieving pressure and there is no better mattress on the market right now that will sleep cooler. The Purple 3 is plusher than the Purple 2 and the Original Purple which makes it more suited to side sleepers but I still think the Purple 4 is the best of their lineup for side sleepers.

You get a 100 night trial period with this mattress. You should keep in mind that this is valid for the first mattress purchase only. If you buy and don’t like this mattress and return it within 100 days, you will get a full refund. However, if you then buy another Purple mattress you aren’t eligible for another 100 day trial. Just keep that in mind and make sure you are educated enough to make the right decision the first time.

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3 thoughts on “Purple 3 Mattress Review”

  1. I’m calling your suggestion to buy the 4 version over the 3 version nonsense. I tried both side by side, and the 3 is better than the 4. And I am predominately a side sleeper. The 4 was more mushy and had a bit of unpredictable motion. The 3 conformed to just the right amount – for me at least ( 5’11” and 175 lbs. ) and was also better than the 2 version which didn’t give quite enough flexibility at the pressure points of hips and shoulders. But try them all yourself and see which one works best for YOU.


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