You’ve probably found out through friends, family or surfing around on the net that it is now possible to order a mattress online and get it delivered right to your front door as a mattress in a box.

You might have also discovered who are the major players in the online mattress industry. And one of the original major players in the online mattress space is Casper Sleep with their flagship product, the Casper mattress.

I thought it would be interesting to see how The Casper all-polyurethane foam mattress stacks up against a similar 100% natural mattress.

Some Similarities Between The Two…

The best contender I found that was similarly priced and about the same thickness was the Natural Escape from My Green Mattress.

Both the Casper and the Natural escape by My Green Mattress are available online and can be delivered right to your door anywhere in the lower 48 states. Both mattresses are about the same thickness and firmness. Both are leading products in the online mattress space. Both the Casper Mattress and the Natural Escape have 4 out of 5-star ratings on Amazon.

However, that is where the similarities end.

Natural vs. Petrochemical

Downsides of the Casper

  • chemical smell – smells like tires even after a lot of airing out. Will stink up an entire apartment.
  • Very soft – will collapse at the corners if sheets are too tight. (It feels like you’re “floating”. Now I understand). On the other hand, some say it’s too hard.
  • Some customers call it “mushy”
  • Some people complain about back pain after extended use and even after just a few nights
  • Couples complain of the mattress caving in towards the center
  • Develops indentations over time. Sometimes in as little as 4 months
  • Amazing at marketing. Tech interviews. Snazzy website etc.
  • Owners report lumps after just 1 year
  • Complaints or overheating, waking up in sweat
  • Supports big oil and petrochemical industry
  • Chemical fire retardants

The durability factor can be true for any polyurethane mattress like this one. There is simply no way to know because of the chemical combination of the foams used in petrochemical mattresses. There could be thousands of chemicals mixed together to make polyurethane foam. Therefore, there is no way to determine its durability.

On the other hand, natural latex foam is made of 100% natural latex sap has been around since the 1950s. Latex foam layers last anywhere from 10-15 years.

Name and
The Casper Mattress
by Casper Sleep
Natural Escape
by My Green Mattress
Latest price
(top to bottom)
1.5" synthetic latex foam
1.5" memory foam
1.5" poly foam
5" poly base foam
Organic cotton quilted cover,
Wool, Natural Dunlop latex,
15.5, 14.5, and 13.3 gauge coils.
3 zone pocketed coil system.
Firmnessmedium - softMedium
Free Returns
CertificationsCertiPUR-USGOTS (cotton),
GREENGUARD Gold (low VOC's),
Oeko-Tex (wool),
GOLS Certified (latex).
Trial Period30 day (Amazon)

90 Nights
(from website)
Warranty10 years15-year
limited warranty
71 lbs. (Queen)
59 x 79 x 11
110 lbs. (Queen)
Order Now! The Casper Mattress
by Casper Sleep
Natural Escape
by My Green Mattress
Latest price