We’ve reviewed a lot of mattresses from a lot of brands, but Purple is among the most unique. And what makes Purple mattresses so unique is their top layer, which is a slab of gel-like material called Hyper-Elastic Polymer. This is unlike anything you’ve seen on a mattress.
Purple Mattress Topper: Background
Purple was founded by two brothers, one of which was a rocket scientist and the other was a manufacturing expert. Together, they hold dozens of patents for comfort products. In fact, predecessor products to Hyper-Elastic Polymer were used in knee braces, footwear, golf bag straps, healthcare products, and more.
Apparently, the brothers one day got together and decided that they should create a new type of mattress. Easier send than done. The genius of purple mattresses isn’t just in Hyper-Elastic Polymer, it’s in the manufacturing processes that they had to invent to make a bed-sized slab of the material. Long story short, they created a machine called the Mattress Max that enabled them to produce Hyper-Elastic Polymer in large enough quantities to cover a king size mattress.
What Hyper-Elastic Polymer Feels Like
It feels nothing like foam, that I can tell you for sure. It actually feels like the gel material that you used to see in the straps of Jansport backpacks—mostly because a similar product from the founders of Purple was used in those straps. It’s bouncy, responsive, and soft. It’s actually really neat. You can request samples of Hyper-Elastic Polymer on Purple’s website if you’d like to test it for yourself.
The sample won’t feel exactly like what’s on the mattress since it’s on a smaller scale, but it will give you a good idea of what to expect. And only $1.99 for shipping and handling, so you might as well give it a try. We have a few sitting around the office that we like to throw around. It’s kind of addicting to play with, and helps with out ADD.