The Nolah Original 10 Vs The Casper

Shopping for a new mattress can be a confusing experience. With so many brands and so much choice available. We compare and contrast the Nolah Original 10 mattress against The Casper to help you make an informed decision on your next mattress.

Disclaimer: This comparison is based on publicly available information sourced from www.nolahmattress.com and www.casper.com on the 8th day of December 2019.

Comparison Overview 

 

Nolah 10” Original

The Casper (Foam)

The Casper (Hybrid)

Type of Mattress

✅ High-Resilience Pressure Relief Foam

Memory Foam / Foam

Memory Foam + Springs

100% Made in the U.S.A.

✅ Yes – 100% made in the U.S.A.

No – US and Imported Materials

No – US and Imported Materials

Materials and Construction

✅ 3-Layer / 100% High-Resilience Foam

4-Layer / Memory Foam

4-Layer / Memory Foam + Springs

Price for Queen Size

✅ $894

$896

$1,076

Trial Period

✅ 120 Nights

100 Nights

100 Nights

Free Shipping & Return

✅ Yes

Yes

Yes

Length of Warranty

✅ 15-year

10-year

10-year

Firmness

✅ Medium

Medium-Firm

Medium-Firm


Nolah Original 10 Vs The Casper - What to Compare?
 

The Type of Mattress

The type of mattress you choose ought to come down to your sleep needs. First, determine what kind of sleeper you are. Do you sleep on your side or your back? Do you sleep on your tummy and then on your side? Once you discover your sleep style, mattress shopping will become a lot easier. The Casper mattress is designed to suit all sleep styles; back sleepers, side sleepers, stomach sleepers, and combi sleepers. However, the Nolah Original 10 is designed with side sleepers in mind. One-size does not fit all, choosing a mattress that is tailored to your individual sleep needs ensures far greater comfort and improved sleep health than an ‘off-the-rack’ mattress.   

The Country of Origin

With consumers becoming more ethically minded when shopping, buying American made products is an act of patriotism. Supporting local businesses ensures a healthy local economy, therefore, buying American made salutes your friends, neighbors and local businesses. Unfortunately, the Casper website is unclear on where The Casper mattress is made. Their FAQ section comes up blank when searching for ‘Where is The Casper mattress made?’. The Casper mattress label reads ‘Assembled in the USA’, meaning parts of The Casper mattress come from overseas and put together in their American factory. Nolah, on the other hand, are completely upfront about their country of origin. The Nolah Original 10 is 100% American made. All the materials used in their mattresses, foam, and cover are 100% made and assembled in the USA. 

Nolah 10 Original

The Casper Foam

The Casper Hybrid

100% Made in the U.S.A.

Assembled in the U.S.A. from imported materials

Assembled in the U.S.A. from imported materials


Materials and Construction

Casper ambiguously states that their Casper mattress is made from ‘premium, breathable foams’, memory foam. The Casper mattress is constructed in 4 layers of memory foam with The Casper Hybrid a mix of memory foam and springs. The Casper mattress stands 12 inches tall and Its zip-off cover is made from an unknown material as this information is not on their website. The Nolah Original 10 is made of an innovative new AirFoam™ this pneumatic (air-filled) foam Is made under high pressure and then crushed to blast billions of microscopic air pockets inside the foam, hence the name, Air Foam™. The billions of tiny air pockets act as individual shock absorbers creating a truly personalized sleep comfort. The Original 10 sleeps cooler than memory foam because it’s temperature neutral. It stands 10 inches tall and is built in 3 layers with a breathable natural viscose zip-off cover. 

Nolah 10 Original

The Casper Foam

The Casper Hybrid

High-resilience pressure relief foam (AirFoam™)

Conventional Memory Foam / Foam

Conventional Memory Foam + Spring


Pricing and Sizes

The old saying ‘you get what you pay for’ does ring true in many instances but when it comes to mattresses, many brands inflate their prices. Consider your budget carefully when shopping for a new mattress. Only buy what you need and can afford. However, if the mattress you’re after is slightly out of your budget, your mattress provider ought to have an easy payment system in place, such as Klarna so you can pay for your new mattress over time. A Queen size Casper mattress costs $896 while a Queen sizes Casper Hybrid is priced at $1,076. The Nolah Original 10 costs $894 for a Queen size mattress and comes with 2 free pillows worth $158. Casper offers 0-30% APR financing with Affirm over a 3-24 month period. Nolah offers 0% APR financing with Klarna over a 6, 12, or 24 month period. 

Nolah Original 10 Mattress Sizes

Nolah Original 10 Mattress Prices

The Casper Mattress Sizes

The Casper Mattress Prices

The Casper Hybrid Mattress Prices

Twin

$499

Twin

$536

$716

Twin XL

$634

Twin XL

$581

$761

Full

$754

Full

$806

$986

Queen

$894

Queen

$896

$1,076

King

$994

King

$1,076

$1,256

Cal King

$994

Cal King

$1,076

$1,256

 

Learn more about Mattress Sizes here: Mattress Size Guide

Delivery and Packaging

Casper offers free delivery, return, and in-home set up but additional fees are applicable if shipped to Alaska and Hawaii. Nolah also offers free delivery and return in 48 states but does not deliver to Alaska and Hawaii. The packaging dimensions of Casper and Nolah are: 

The Casper Foam / The Casper

Nolah Original 10

Twin 38" W x 75" L x 12" H

Casper Foam: 56 lbs / Casper Hybrid: 64 lbs

Twin 38" W x 75" L x 10" H

Nolah 10” Original: 54 lbs

Twin XL 38" W x 80" L x 12" H

Casper Foam: 59 lbs / Casper Hybrid: 68 lbs

Twin XL 38” W x 80”x L x 10” H

Nolah 10” Original: 57 lbs

Full 53" W x 75" L x 12" 

Casper Foam: 73 lbs / Casper Hybrid: 88 lbs

Full 15” W x 15”x L x  41” H

Nolah 10” Original: 68 lbs

Queen 60" W x 80" L x 12" H

Casper Foam: 85 lbs / Casper Hybrid: 106 lbs

Queen 60” W x 80”x L x 10” H

Nolah 10” Original: 80 lbs

King 76" W x 80" L x 12" H

Casper Foam: 104 lbs / Casper Hybrid: 134 lbs

King 76” W x 80”x L x 10” H

Nolah 10” Original: 97 lbs

Cal King72" W x 84" L x 12" H

Casper Foam: 102 lbs / Casper Hybrid: 133 lbs

Cal King 72” W x 84”x L x 10” H

Nolah 10” Original: 95 lbs

 

The Casper mattress is factory-made and produced in large volumes before being shipped to its stores and retail partners. This means that the Casper mattress can sit in a store for weeks and months before being purchased. In contrast, The Nolah Original 10 (and Signature 12) is a bespoke mattress. Therefore, every customer receives a mattress that is made especially for them. The Nolah Original 10 goes into production within 3 days of ordering and leaves the US workshop within 3-5 business days. Once it leaves the workshop it will take a further 2-5 days before it reaches the customer. The Nolah Original 10 bespoke production and delivery take 5-10 days in total. 

Trial Period and Return Policy

Casper offers a 100-Night trial while Nolah offers a 120-night trial. Both Casper and Nolah will pick up the mattress from your home for free should you decide to send it back. Both Casper and Nolah will recycle the returned mattress where possible and refund the cost of the mattress in full. 

Nolah 10 Original

The Casper Foam

The Casper Hybrid

120-night trial

100-night trial

100-night trial


Length of Warranty

The Casper mattress is covered by a 10-year warranty while the Nolah Original 10 is covered by a 15-year warranty.

Nolah 10 Original

The Casper Foam

The Casper Hybrid

15-year warranty

10-year warranty

10-year warranty


Firmness Level

The firmness of your new mattress will depend on the material used in its construction. The Casper mattress is a layered mix of memory foam and latex. Memory foam is notorious for retaining heat and becomes hard over time, especially in cold climates. Memory foam is not a very supportive material and often feels more like quicksand. Memory foam mattresses typically begin to lose buoyancy within a year of purchase. Nolah AirFoam™ however, guarantees a perfect medium firmness for the duration of its lifespan as it’s made from AirFoam™, an innovative new mattress material. 

Nolah 10 Original

The Casper Foam

The Casper Hybrid

Medium 5.5 of 10

Medium-firm 7 of 10

Medium-firm 6 of 10


Ideal for Which Sleeping Position?

Your new mattress ought to be tailored to your individual sleep needs. The Casper mattress is designed for every type of sleeper; back, side, stomach, and combi sleepers. The Casper mattress has a different type of memory foam built into the mattress to target the hips and shoulders. Nolah AirFoam™ mattresses are made specifically for side sleepers because it’s designed to support not just every muscle but the sensitive hip and shoulder areas in one unanimous layer of AirFoam™. Though Nolah provides excellent support and comfort for all sleepers, it's particularly well-suited for side sleepers where the hips and shoulders are the most vulnerable areas. Therefore, requires a special type of supportive mattress designed especially for side sleepers. 

Check out Nolah’s Guide to Sleeping Positions and Guide to Side Sleeping.

Pressure Point Relief

The Nolah Original 10 mattress provides 4 times greater pressure relief than memory foam. Muscles and joints receive far greater support which benefits your quality of sleep and could also benefit your health. Nolah conducted heat-mapping tests to prove this which can be found on their website.

Cooling and Breathability

The Nolah Original 10 is made from a breathable AirFoam™ that is a modern material made without the heat-trapping viscoelastic memory foam chemicals used in the Casper mattress. The breathable AirFoam™ does not absorb or store heat and ensures a cooling sleep experience for the duration of the mattress lifespan.   

Durability

Nolah’s Original 10 proved to be a 300% more durable than high-priced memory foam mattresses and 26 times more durable than their cheaper counterparts. Throughout a 100,000 cycles durability test, Nolah AirFoam™ loses a mere 0.03 of an inch in thickness. Most memory foam mattresses lose 300% in thickness during the same cycle. 

Off-gassing

The Casper mattress and Nolah Original 10 mattress are both odorless and CertiPUR-US® certified. Although when removed from the box, allow them to breathe for a few minutes to off-gas. This is perfectly harmless, it simply means to briefly air-out after being released from the air-tight box. The new mattress smell ought to dissipate within 24-hours.  

Comparison Summary

Both Casper and Nolah are respected mattress providers and you ought to expect a high level of customer care from each company. Mattress durability and price are two major concerns for anyone shopping for a new mattress. Memory foam mattresses are not as durable as AirFoam™ and Nolah’s mattresses run cheaper than Casper’s. Nolah also throws in two free pillows with every purchase of a mattress. The Casper mattress contains memory foam and designed to suit every type of sleeper. The Nolah Original 10 mattress is 100% free from memory foam and designed to offer extraordinary support and comfort for side sleepers. Therefore, offering a more bespoke mattress. Nolah mattresses are made of 100% American materials in Nolah’s US factories and are made to order. Therefore, your mattress will only be produced after you place your order. While Casper mattresses are constructed in their US factory assembly line with materials being brought in from outside the United States. Shopping for a new mattress doesn't need to be an arduous task. Allow this comparison of The Casper and Nolah Original 10 mattresses help you make an informed decision.

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