Tuck and Casper make two very different types of mattress. Casper manufactures one of the best-known all-foam mattress in the industry, and is made to accommodate the majority of sleepers. Tuck is a newer company that offers a completely customized hybrid mattress.
Both Casper and Tuck manufacture their mattresses in the USA, and both use polyurethane foams that are Certi-PUR certified, which means they are manufactured without flame retardant chemicals, formaldehyde, or heavy metals like lead and mercury.
The Tuck mattress is customized for every sleeper so the layers comprising each mattress will be different in every bed Tuck makes but some of the variations include the following components:
- The cover – A blend of polyester and rayon, with a built-in cooling agent. Nearly 40% of the cover is manufactured from recycled water bottles.
- Comfort Layer – Copper infused memory foam
- Comfort Layer – Continuous pour dunlop latex
- Comfort Layer – Some configurations include 1 inch of microcoils, meant to relieve pressure and give a floating feeling.
- Support Core – The support core includes six inches of pocketed coils, meant to provide full body support, and two layers of transitional and base poly foams.
Casper makes a one-size-fits all mattress, meant to work well for the majority of sleepers. Casper’s layers are described in detail here:
- The top layer: Made from 1.5 inches of poly foam, this layer is meant to be responsive, provide bounce, and minimize heat retention.
- The second layer: Made from 1.5 inches of memory foam, this layer is meant to provide body contour, support, and pressure relief.
- The third layer: Made from 1.5 inches of transitional poly foam, this layer is meant to help evenly distribute weight.
- The bottom layer: Made from 5 inches of high density support foam, this layer is meant to provide foundational support.
A side-by-side comparison of the Tuck and Casper is found in the following table:
|Cost of a Queen||$990||$950|
|Total inches||11 inches||9.5 inches|
|Cover||Rayon polyester blend||Polyester|
|Top layer||Copper-gel infused memory foam||1.5 inches poly foam|
|ILD | PCF||3.5 PCF | 5-15 ILD||3.5 PCF**|
|Middle Layer||Dunlop latex||1.5 inches memory foam|
|ILD | PCF||3.0 PCF | 6.5-15.5 ILD||3.5 PCF | ILD 15*|
|Coils (Queen)||1 inch of 1,386 individually encased micro-coils (only in some configurations).||—|
|Second middle layer||—||1.5 inches poly foam|
|ILD | PCF||—||2.5 PCF**|
|Bottom layer||6 inches of 1,037 edge-to-edge pocketed coils atop 2 inches of polyurethane foam||5 inches high density support foam|
|ILD | PCF||1.8 PCF | 22-38 IFD & 41-62 IFD||1.8 PCF**|
*Casper does not publish ILD or PCF information on their website. A member of Casper’s support team provided the ILD and PCF information for their second memory foam layer, but none of the additional layers.
**PCF information for Casper’s poly foam layers has been listed on SleepLiketheDead.com, but Casper’s support team could not confirm these numbers.
Trial Period + Warranty + Shipping Information
Tuck offers an 145 day trial period. If you decide it’s not the right mattress for you within that time frame, Tuck will either arrange for pick-up and have the mattress donated to a local charity, or, if no local charities are available, have it recycled. You also have the option of donating the mattress yourself, but Tuck requires a copy of the donation receipt to process your refund. Casper’s sleep trial is limited to 100 nights. Customers who wish to return their mattress during this time will receive a refund and Casper will arrange for the mattress to be donated to charity, recycled, or junked.
The Tuck warranty is slightly longer than the industry standard, coming in at 11 years, one month, and one day. It covers manufacturing defects and physical flaws, and Tuck will remedy covered issues by either repairing or replacing the mattress. You can find more details about the Tuck warranty here. The Casper mattress is protected by a 10-year limited warranty, which offers a full replacement for any manufacturing or structural defects that arise during that time period. For additional details on Casper’s warranty, click here.
|Trial period||145 days, 12 hours, 53 seconds||100 nights|
|Cost of Shipping||Free – including Alaska & Hawaii, sales tax for orders from Mississippi or Washington||Free – including Alaska & Hawaii|
|International availability||No||Canada, Germany, UK, Austria, Switzerland|
|Shipment details||All mattresses are compressed to 1 inch and heat sealed. They are delivered in a 17x17x45 box via UPS.||All mattresses ship compressed in a 19x19x42 inch box.|
|Shipping length||Allow 5 days to create the mattress, and an additional 2-5 business days for shipping.||1-5 days|
|Warranty||11 year, one month, one day||10 years|
Casper customers living in certain parts of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, or the Bay area might quality for Casper’s White Glove delivery service. Depending on zip code, this service costs between $75-$100 and includes delivery, installation, and the removal of all packing materials. Casper will also remove an old mattress for an additional $50.
Firmness + Support
All Tuck mattresses are made to fall within a 5-7 on the firmness scale. Tuck takes several measurements during their sleep quiz including weight, body composition, and personal ideal firmness. Taking these measurements into consideration allows Tuck to create the most appropriate mattress composition to support a person’s specific weight as well as manage any stress from pressure points created by a person’s specific body type.
Casper is a medium-firm mattress that should work well for the majority of sleepers. It falls between a 6-7 on the firmness scale, and does not offer any additional firmness options.
Both Tuck and Casper use materials that are excellent at minimizing motion transfer. Couples who share a bed and wish to remain undisturbed by their partners should look for mattresses that contain at least some memory foam. Casper tops memory foam with a responsive polyurethane foam, which creates above average motion isolation for an all-foam bed. However, for two people sharing a bed, Tuck provides the option to create a dual mattress with each side conforming to a different set of parameters as determined by their sleep quiz.
Tuck mattresses include pocketed micro coils, which result in significantly greater edge support than a mattress comprised of foam alone, including the Casper.
The Tuck mattress is a hybrid bed that contains less than 50% memory foam, so the off-gassing from this mattress should be minimal and dissipate quickly. Casper also contains some memory foam, so while there will be some initial off-gassing, it should also dissipate quickly.
Conforming is most important for side sleepers who are more likely to suffer from pressure point-related issues. The Tuck sleep quiz asks questions about sleeping position and body type, and uses this information to determine how much conforming material to use in the top layers of their mattress.
The inclusion of coils as a support system suggests that the Tuck mattress will last a long time, as coils are typically more durable than poly foam in the long haul. Tuck also includes latex in their mattress composition, which is an extremely durable material. Casper, on the other hand, lacks transparency regarding their foam specifications, which raises questions about the quality of their materials. ILD and PCF are standard measurements that indicate how well foam will hold up with time, and Casper may be using lower quality foams that won’t age well.
The Tuck is a hybrid mattress that is manufactured with both latex and coils, this suggests that the Tuck bed would be a good choice for intimate activities that benefit from a little extra bounce.
For any given mattress, a heavier person is more likely to feel a mattress is less firm than a lighter person. If you weigh over 230 pounds, the Casper bed will feel much softer, but the top 3 inches of comfort layers may not be thick enough to prevent the shoulder and/or hip from feeling the firmer support layers underneath. Because Tuck customizes their mattresses for each customer, heavier sleepers will end up with a mattress that is better suited for their body.
|Light (<130 lbs)||Average (130-230 lbs)||Heavy (>230 lbs)|
|Side||The Casper will feel very firm and won’t cushion the body well. The Tuck will better account for a lighter body size.||The Casper and Tuck should work well for sleepers in this range.||The Casper will feel soft for sleepers in this range, but may not be thick enough to support all pressure points.|
|Back||The Casper will feel firm but should be okay. The Tuck would provide a more uniquely suited mattress.||Average-sized back sleepers should confortable on the Casper. The Tuck will provide additional customization.||For heavy back sleepers, Casper would work well, but Tuck would likely provide additional support.|
|Stomach||Stomach sleepers prefer a firmer surface, so light sleepers should be okay on the Casper.||Stomach sleepers should be fine on the Casper.||Heavy stomach sleepers would be better off with a customized Tuck mattress than a Casper.|
You’ll like the Tuck mattress if:
- You sleep with a partner – Tuck offers customization that gives you the option to divide the mattress into two unique sides.
- You are on the heavier side – Tuck uses pocketed coils which should provide better support for sleepers over 230 pounds.
You’ll like the Casper if:
- You’re not worried about the manufacturing details so long as the mattress is made in the USA and is well-priced.
You might not be suited for the Tuck mattress if:
- You don’t want any coils in your mattress or prefer a 100% foam feel.
- You want to buy a mattress from a company with an established track record.
You might not be suited for the Casper if:
- You have a tall frame or are on the heavier side, as there are more supportive alternatives on the market.
Both Tuck and Casper offer convenient ordering and a direct-to-consumer mattress made in the USA, for roughly the same price point. If you aren’t sure of what you’re looking for in a mattress, the customization offered by Tuck is a great option.
If you are certain you want an all-foam sleeping experience from a well established company, the Casper is the way to go. Still not sure? Check out these individual reviews for Casper and Tuck for even more information.