The Nolah Signature 12 Vs Purple Hybrid Mattress

A new mattress can greatly improve your quality of life, but the shopping experience can be unbearable with so many options and brands to choose from. We compare and contrast the Nolah Signature 12 mattress against the Purple Hybrid mattress to help you make an informed decision on your new mattress. 

Disclaimer: This comparison is based on publicly available information sourced from www.nolahmattress.com and www.purple.com on the 15th day of January 2020.  

Comparison Table

 

Nolah 12” Signature

Purple Hybrid Mattress

Type of Mattress

High-Resilience Pressure Relief Foam

(Double-Sided)

Polymer / Pocketed Coils / Foam

100% Made in the U.S.A.

Yes – 100% made in the U.S.A.

Yes – 100% made in the U.S.A.

Materials and Construction

4-Layer / 100% High-Resilience Foam

3-Layer / polyfoam/ Purple Grid

Price for Queen Size

$1,269

$1,599

Trial Period

120 Nights

100 Nights

Free Shipping & Return

Yes

Yes

Length of Warranty

Lifetime

10-Years

Firmness

Flippable Soft Side and Firm Side in 1 Mattress

Firm 


Nolah Signature 12 Vs Purple Hybrid - What to Compare?
 

The Type of Mattress

Your new mattress will be more comfortable if it’s designed with a particular set of sleep needs in mind. First, determine your personal sleep style. Are you a side sleeper, back sleeper, tummy, or combi-sleeper? Your search for a new mattress will be a lot easier when you know your sleep style. The Nolah Signature 12 is made with AirFoam™, a proprietary and revolutionary mattress material not found anywhere else. AirFoam™ is suitable for all sleep styles but is particularly suited to side sleepers. As a side sleeper, the sensitive areas of hips and shoulders are most vulnerable, therefore, they require more targeted support. Choosing a mattress that is customized to your personal sleep needs guarantees far greater comfort and enhances sleep health better than a ‘ready-made’ mattress. The Purple Hybrid mattress is made to accommodate all sleep styles, therefore,   

The Country of Origin

When you buy locally made products you’re saluting your community and helping to keep a healthy local economy. Shopping ethically is thankfully easier than ever now. Shopping ethically is acting patriotically while sustaining local businesses. The Nolah Signature 12 is 100% American made. All the materials used in their mattresses, foam, and cover are 100% made and assembled in the U.S.A. The Purple Hybrid mattress is also made in the U.S.A. 

Nolah 12” Signature

Purple Hybrid

100% Made in the U.S.A.

Made in the U.S.A.

Materials and Construction

The Nolah Signature 12 is made of an innovative new AirFoam™. This pneumatic (air-filled) foam is made under high pressure and then crushed mechanically to blast billions of microscopic air pockets inside the foam, hence the name, AirFoam™. The billions of tiny air pockets act as individual shock absorbers creating truly personalized sleep comfort. This 4-layer, double-sided mattress is 2 mattresses in 1. The firm side is 1 inch of the firm and cooling Nolah AirFoam™, topped with 7 inches of reinforced high-density foundation foam, topped with 1.5 inches of deep supportive high-resilience foam, the top layer is 2.5 inches of cooling Nolah AirFoam™. The Signature 12 mattress sleeps cooler than pocketed coils and polyfoam because it’s 100% temperature neutral. The Nolah Signature 12 provides superior pressure relief, is more cooling and offers greater support than the regular coil and foam mattresses. The Purple Hybrid mattress has a layered construction of 7.5 inches of pocketed coils, 1 inch of polyfoam and a 2 inch top layer of Hyper-Elastic Polymer (elastomeric gel) Purple Grid and transition foam. The Purple Hybrid stands 11 inches tall. The Hyper-Elastic Polymer is bouncy and may suit combi-sleepers who move around all night. Mattresses made from polyfoam and coils are often not as supportive as AirFoam™. Modern mattress material (such as AirFoam™) ensure a more supportive sleep because it’s designed and produced using modern sleep science manufacturing techniques. AirFoam™ guarantees its level of firmness for the duration of the mattress lifespan.

Nolah 12” Signature

Purple Hybrid

High-resilience pressure relief foam (AirFoam™)

Pocketed Coils / Polymer / Foam

Pricing and Sizes

It’s important to consider your budget carefully when buying a new mattress and not to be pressured into overspending. If you’ve spotted a mattress that is just out of your budget your mattress provider should have an easy payment system in place, such as Klarna so you can pay for your new mattress over time. The Nolah Signature 12 costs $1,269 for a Queen size mattress and comes with 2 free AirFiber™ pillows worth $158. Nolah offers 0% APR financing with Klarna over a 6, 12, or 24 month period. A Queen size Purple Hybrid mattress costs $1,599. Purple offers 0-10% APR financing with Affirm over a 6, 12, or 18-month period.

Nolah Signature 12 Mattress Sizes

Nolah Signature 12 Mattress Prices

Purple Hybrid Mattress Sizes

Purple Hybrid Mattress Prices

Twin

$769

Twin

N/A

Twin XL

$869

Twin XL

$1,299

Full

$1,069

Full

$1,499

Queen

$1,269

Queen

$1,599

King

$1,469

King

$1,899

Cal King

$1,469

Cal King

$1,899

N/A

N/A

Split King

$2,598

 

Learn more about Mattress Sizes here: Mattress Size Guide

Delivery and Packaging

Purple offers free delivery and return 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 the Purple Hybrid and Signature 12 are:

Nolah Signature 12

Purple Hybrid

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

Nolah 12” Original: 63 lbs

N/A

Twin XL 38” W x 80”x L x 12” H

Nolah 12” Original: 67 lbs

Twin XL 38" W x 80" L x 11" H

Purple Poly-Foam: 77 lbs

Full 54” W x 75”x L x 12” H

Nolah 12” Original: 78 lbs

Full 54" W x 76" L x 11" 

Purple Poly-Foam: 106 lbs

Queen 60” W x 80”x L x 12” H

Nolah 12” Original: 90 lbs

Queen 60" W x 80" L x 11" H

Purple Poly-Foam: 122 lbs

King 76” W x 80”x L x 12” H

Nolah 12” Original: 107 lbs

King 76" W x 80" L x 11" H

Purple Poly-Foam: 149 lbs

Cal King 72” W x 84”x L x 12” H

Nolah 12” Original: 105 lbs

Cal King 72" W x 84" L x 11" H

Purple Poly-Foam: 148 lbs

N/A

Split King 76" W x 80" L x 11" H

Purple Poly-Foam: 154 lbs

(in 2 packages of 77 lbs each)

 

The Signature 12 (and Original 10) are bespoke mattresses. Your Nolah mattress only goes into production within 3 days of ordering so you get a mattress that is specially made for you. The Nolah Signature 12 leaves the U.S. factory within 3-5 business days of ordering and will reach you within 5-10 days in total. Other brands mass produce their mattresses before being shipped to their stores and retail partners. This means that your mattress could sit in a store for weeks and months before being purchased. Nolah brings a fresh mattress straight to your door without the middlemen and high pressure of the salesroom floor. The Purple Hybrid mattress is made in the U.S.A. at one of their 2 factories.

Trial Period and Return Policy

Nolah offers a 120-night trial. A free trial is vital in your decision making because you get to try your new mattress in the comfort of your own home for a blissful 120-nights. If you feel your new Nolah is just too darn comfortable and you can't stand it, Nolah will have it picked up at no cost to you (just make sure you start the return process within the 120-night trial period) The returned mattress will be recycled where possible. Purple offers a 100-Night trial with free return.

Nolah Signature 12

Purple Hybrid

120-night trial

100-night trial

Length of Warranty

The Nolah Signature 12 is covered by a lifetime warranty. The Purple Hybrid mattress is covered by a 10-year warranty. 

Nolah Signature 12

Purple Hybrid

Lifetime

10-year warranty

Firmness Level

Your Nolah Signature 12 mattress has 2 levels of firmness to choose from because this double-sided mattress has a soft side and a firm side. A flippable mattress means you can change your mind on firmness level more easily than shopping for a new mattress. Simply take the covers off, flip it over, and relax (or flip it over again because the first side is just too comfy) Nolah AirFoam™ guarantees the firmness levels for the duration of the mattress lifespan as it’s made from AirFoam™, an innovative new mattress material that breathes and supports the back, hips, and shoulder areas. The Hyper-Elastic Polymer (Purple Grid) is meant to give a firm yet soft feel and could benefit stomach or back sleepers who are not after targeted support. Pocket coil and polyfoam mattresses are often not as supportive as AirFoam™. Since AirFoam™ is a unique and modern material, the firmness level of your AirFoam™ mattress is more dependable over the course of the mattress lifespan.   

Nolah Signature 12

Purple Hybrid

Soft Side 4-5 of 10

Firm Side 7 of 10

Firm 7 of 10

Ideal for Which Sleeping Position?

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 with its 2 layers of soft and firm AirFoam™. Although the Signature 12 provides superb support and comfort for all sleepers, it's extremely well-suited for side sleepers where the hips and shoulders are the most sensitive areas. 

The Purple Hybrid mattress is made to suit all kinds of sleepers, therefore, it does not offer the targeted support of AirFoam™. The Purple Hybrid mattress may not suit couples or those who sleep with a pet due to the high motion transfer rate. It is best to choose a mattress that is made to accommodate your sleep needs. Your new mattress is an investment in your sleep health. You exercise to stay fit and healthy, you eat well and take vitamins for a strong immune system. It’s just as important to choose a mattress tailored to your sleep needs for optimal sleep health.  

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

Pressure Point Relief

The Nolah Signature 12 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 Signature 12 is made from a breathable AirFoam™ that is a modern material made without heat-trapping viscoelastic memory foam chemicals. The breathable AirFoam™ does not absorb or store heat and ensure a cooling sleep experience for the duration of the mattress lifespan.    

Durability

Nolah’s Signature 12 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.

Off-gassing

The Purple Hybrid mattress and Nolah Signature 12 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 will dissipate within 24-hours.   

Comparison Summary

As respected mattress companies, Nolah and Purple both offer a high level of customer care so shopping with either will be a pleasurable experience. Two big concerns for customers when mattress shopping are; ‘How long will my mattress last?’ And ‘Am I getting the best deal on this mattress?’.

The Nolah Signature 12 mattress is reasonably priced because there are no huge showrooms or pushy sales staff to sustain. Nolah’s mattress comes directly from their American factories to your door and 100% free from memory foam, designed to offer extraordinary support and comfort to side sleepers.

Nolah mattresses are made of 100% American materials in their U.S. factories and are made to order.  Pocket coil and polyfoam mattresses are not the best investment for sleep health as they are often not as comfortable as AirFoam™ or supportive of the sensitive hip and shoulder areas. The Purple Hybrid Mattress is designed to suit every type of sleeper and may not be ideal for couples due to the level of motion transfer.

Allow this comparison of the Purple Hybrid mattress and Nolah Signature 12 mattress to help you make an informed decision as you shop for a comfortable new mattress.

Nolah Signature 12 Mattress vs The Purple Hybrid