Nectar Vs. casper: Head-to head Comparison


Here, we’ll compare Nectar and Casper, highlighting each brand’s offerings and features.

The mattress industry is one that’s constantly growing and changing, with more retailers offering mattresses online-only than ever before. Of course, between those and in-store options, it’s more difficult than ever to make a choice on what mattress to buy.

Our website helps you narrow down your choices by giving comparisons to help you determine which mattress is best for your needs.

Read on for more about both brands and their respective collections, or skip to the summary section, if you’re in a hurry.

Nectar Mattress

  • Semi-Firm, Cool
  • Great pricing and promotions
  • Here we’ll look at Casper and Nectar mattresses. 

    Casper is a top-rated company whose mid-range mattress offers comfort and support both online and in select stores. Nectar is an online-only company with an unsurpassed 365-night trial period.

    Here’s how the two compare.

    ​Who Is It For?

    Both Casper and Nectar note their mattresses are mid-firmness, ideal for all sleep positions and people who require more support than plushness. However, in a world of extra-firm memory foam mattresses, we’d rank both at low-medium firmness, especially given the softer top surfaces and contouring features.

    These two beds also concentrate on keeping you cool, with adequate airflow channels and materials that help prevent the buildup of body heat.

    Both models are comparable in terms of pricing and mattress construction, but there are subtle differences that can help you determine which one is the better deal for you. Read on for more about the perks of each mattress.

    nectar bed
    Casper Mattress

    The Collection

    Casper has two mattress options, but for a fairer comparison, we’ll look at their original 10-inch Casper mattress rather than the 11.5-inch Wave option. The Casper falls between the Wave (11.5 inches) and the Essential (8.5 inches) concerning features and mattress thickness.

    For Nectar, the company’s mattress measures 11 inches tall and has a comparable pricing structure. Here’s how the two mattress collections stack up.

    SizeCasper PriceNectar Price
    Twin XL$645$594
    Cal King$1,195$1,024

    Construction of the Mattress

    Both mattresses are memory foam, but the construction methods do differ in a few ways. The Casper mattress relies on an open-cell top layer to keep sleepers cool. In contrast, the Nectar has a Tencel cooling cover and memory foam that helps increase air circulation.

    The Casper’s top cover zips off and is easy to clean, but Nectar’s mattress doesn’t have a removable cover. And while Casper has Zoned Support, which places firmer foam under the hips and more forgiving foam under the shoulders (ideal for side sleepers), Nectar has gel memory foam for contouring and support.

    You can expect the Nectar to be a bit bouncier than other memory foam mattresses, too, because of its adaptive memory foam core. It gives rebound and bounce, helping cushion your body while you sleep. We also appreciated that it has a pillow-top-like top surface, which always feels cozy and luxurious.

    Both mattresses have base support layers, though Nectar’s aims to be breathable, too.

    nectar mattress inside
    Nectar Mattress Inside
    casper mattress structure
    Casper Mattress Structure

    Trial Period & Guarantee

    Both mattresses offer exceptional trial periods, something we have come to expect from all online mattress retailers. However, Nectar offers an overwhelming 365-night trial period, while Casper’s lasts only 100 days—slight in comparison.

    With Casper, after the 100-day trial, the company will come to pick the mattress up if you decide you don’t want to keep it. Then you’ll receive a complete refund, including the cost of pillows, sheets, or any other accessories you’ve purchased and want to return with the mattress. Return shipping is free, and Casper will aim to donate your gently used mattress to charity—a feature we really liked.

    Nectar also comes to pick up the rejected mattress, though if you’ve used their White Glove service for delivery, you won’t receive a refund on that amount. You will, however, receive a full refund on the mattress itself.

    When it comes to longer guarantees, Nectar gets our vote for commitment to their product: Nectar mattresses have a Forever Warranty. The warranty covers the construction, materials, durability, and quality of the mattresses for as long as you own it.

    Conversely, Casper offers a mere 10-year warranty, which pales in comparison yet is industry standard when it comes to online mattress retailers.

    Firmness Level

    While Casper’s original mattress has memory foam support, its firmness overall is on the low side. The surface is cushy, so our team thought it wasn’t ideal for those looking for a firmer bed.

    However, Nectar ranks similarly; its pillowtop cover and slight bounce make it a lower-level firmness. In fact, on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being most firm), Nectar gives its own mattress a 5.5 to 7.5. They call this “just right,” but some customers might feel like it’s not enough firmness, especially given the amount of plush and bounce.


    Both mattresses sleep comfortably thanks to pressure-point reducing memory foam. Casper’s multi-layer foam helps evenly distribute body weight, molding the mattress to your body. Nectar’s mattress also uses gel memory foam to help contour to your body.

    Nectar and Casper both use cooling construction to help reduce the heat associated with sleeping on a memory foam bed. They go about it in different ways, however. Casper uses open-cell foam, while Nectar uses the Tencel cooling cover, which helps circulate air and wick moisture away. Nectar’s mattress also has gel memory foam, which helps increase air circulation throughout the night.

    Smell Effect

    Casper notes its mattresses contain only non-toxic ingredients and components. However, they do acknowledge that the water-based adhesive they use could have a bit of an odor upon unboxing. We were impressed by the lack of odor, but that doesn’t mean it’s as subtle to other sleepers!

    Nectar also suggests their mattress is relatively odor free; any smell of “fresh foam” is due to the vacuum-packing process rather than “off-gassing.”

    Nectar Mattress

  • Semi-Firm, Cool
  • Great pricing and promotions
  • Motion Isolation

    Because both Casper and Nectar offer memory foam mattresses, you can expect them both to have less motion disruption than a traditional innerspring mattress. However, the difference between these two models may be slight, but it’s likely noticeable.

    Nectar’s mattress claims to be a bit more “bouncy” than other mattresses, meaning you’ll likely notice when your partner, pet, or child hops on the bed next to you. On the other hand, Casper’s mattress is a bit more resistant to the movement since it’s purely memory foam without the gel that gives bounce.

    The Ordering Process

    With Casper, you can simply select the mattress type and size you want, then add it to your cart. Or, you can always find a shop that carries Casper in select states throughout the US. Our team really liked the store availability for Casper, since it’s not something you typically find with online mattress retailers.

    Nectar mattresses are only available for purchase online, and you need only to add the mattress you want to your cart. Also, keep an eye out for sales with Nectar; they often have seasonal sales and specials.

    Shipping is free with both manufacturers.

    nectar box

    Delivery and Packaging

    Casper’s mattresses take up to seven days to arrive, and there is an optional White Glove program for in-home delivery and setup available in some areas, including removal of your old mattress. All beds come in sealed boxes with wheels and weigh between 64 and 112 pounds.

    Nectar mattresses arrive in boxes weighing between 45 and 105 pounds, and you can set up your mattress on your own or request White Glove service for an additional fee. Delivery can take up to eight days depending on the delivery method you select (whether White Glove or standard shipping).


    So how do I choose?

    Wondering which way to go between a Nectar and Casper mattress? These brands offer similar products and price points, though they do have subtle differences. Let’s do a quick sum up so you can decide which one might be right for you.

    For this comparison, we focused on one of three Casper mattresses – the Casper mid-range. The Casper mattress is 10 inches thick and constructed of memory foam, however, it offers a low to medium firmness level. The Casper has good built-in cooling effects including airflow vents and heat dispersion materials. The Nectar is similar at 11 inches high, also constructed of memory foam, yet has a slightly bouncier feel, making it less firm than the Casper. It also has great cooling effects, with a Tencel cooling cover and gel memory foam that aids air circulation while you sleep.

    Both brands use a similar pricing model, so your choice between Nectar and Casper might just come down to the smaller details. Looking for a zip-off cover? Go with the Casper. Prefer a more cozy pillow top cover? Go with the Nectar. The decision will be about your finer personal preferences across the board – comfort, firmness, motion isolation, even trial period conditions, and guarantee. 

    Lee Levy

    Lee Levy

    Lee is an experienced reviewer and passionate about trying new products. She is a side sleeper and always looking to ways to avoid back pains in her sleep. Lee is a mom for two little princesses and a devoted wife, living in Brooklyn, NYC.