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Bed in a Box Showdown: Caspar vs Endy


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The new bed in a box is a wonderful idea. 

I purchased my Endy mattress in mid November of 2017 and I am so pleased with it.  I did much research and deliberation on which one to buy.  A mattress is a purchase that we don't make often enough. 

My friends talked about buying a new mattress from a big mattress store. After laying down on many floor model mattresses that have already been tried by thousands of people they chose a mattress based on the firmness.  When they received their new mattress, it took them 3 years to get it to match the store model.  

After hearing this story, I was shy of going to a big box store to purchase a mattress. When I started my research, there were many to choose from, Caspar, Endy, Silk & Satin, Luna (by the now defunct Sears) and Wayfair.  The prices ranged from $600 - $3000. 

What sold me on the Endy was 1. It was made in Canada (Caspar is made in the US. 2. They claimed they used the foam that would not change with hot or cold temperatures and the bed won't sleep hot, perfect for Canadian winters and summers and 3. It was featured on Dragons Den. 4. It has a 100-day warrantee, so I could try it and if I did not like it I could send it back (no it will not fit back in the box) and they will pick it up. 

I found that the purchase was easy, shipping was by courier to my door, it was easy to unpack, there were instructions but be careful with the tool provided or you could rip the cover and I could have slept on it right away.  There was no smell and all my sheets fit perfectly.  There is no need for a box spring for this mattress.  I took my existing bed frame that was made for a box spring and installed a platform on it. The mattress fit perfectly. 

Frankly this is the best bed mattress I have ever had. Soft enough that is has give for my hip but firm enough to support my back. I also found it has eased the problems I have from a recent shoulder injury. And just like the "bowling ball bed" when my partner moves he does not disturb me. 

So, if you are looking for a new mattress for your bed or for your spare room this is an affordable comfortable solution.

Check out the reveiw from Chatelaine Magazine this month:

Casper Vs. Endy: Which Mattress Is Better? We Put Them To The Test

A thorough, slept-on-it-for-weeks review of the two ultra-popular mattresses-in-a-box.

The Internet has changed the way we shop for just about everything, and that includes mattresses. No longer do we have to go to a mattress store, awkwardly lie for 30 seconds on a confusing range of options, and then lug one home. The direct-to-consumer mattress-in-a-box means that with a click of a button, a small package with a compressed mattress inside will quickly arrive at your doorstep.

While everyone from Sealy to Costco is getting in on the game and launching their own mattresses-in-a-box, the two most prominent names in Canada are the U.S.-based Casper and Endy, a Canadian company that offers mattresses manufactured here.

Both share a few key promises: a better sleep (case in point: Casper dubs itself “The Best Bed for Better Sleep”), affordability (all of Endy’s mattresses are under $1,000), convenience and customer satisfaction (both offer at-home trials for up to 100 days — if you’re not satisfied, you’ll get a full refund).

And it seems that the companies have won over consumers. Casper sold US$200 million worth of its products in its third year of business and, last fall, Endy said it had sold its 25,000th mattress.

I tried both companies’ mattresses, from delivery to unboxing to sleep. (Note: Each company provided a free mattress for my review.) Here’s what I thought:

Casper

Casper offers three different styles of mattress, all made in the United States. It also sells bed frames, sheets and pillows. We tried The Casper, its most popular model.

The mattress:
It’s made of memory foam, which the company says is breathable to help keep you cool while you sleep. It also has a bottom layer of support foam, which Casper vows offers support and long-lasting durability. Plus, the outer shell easily unzips so you can wash it. The mattress comes with a 10-year warranty.

Price:
$1,175 for a queen

Delivery:
It arrives at your door in a small box that’s easy to carry upstairs because of the handles on each side. It’s small and light enough that you could probably lift it solo (but ideally you’d have someone to help). And you don’t have to wait around for your mattress to be delivered — there’s an option for the courier to leave it at your door, even if you’re not home.

Unboxing:
As a boxed-mattress newbie, I was so impressed by the amount of time it took to get the mattress out of the box and ready to sleep on — from door to bed, the whole process took just ten minutes. I was under the impression that you had to wait hours for it to inflate, but as soon as the plastic came off, it popped up in about three seconds and was ready to sleep on. It was also super light to lift up on to the bed. I also expected the mattress to smell funny — but there were absolutely no fumes or weird, plastic-y odours.

The best part? The ridiculously easy-to-follow illustrations that came in the box.

Endy

Unlike Casper, Canadian-made brand Endy sells just one mattress model that’s designed “for all.” (They also sell pillows and sheets.)

The mattress:
It’s made from three layers of foam (the top one has a gel-infused layer that helps control temperature), which the company says has just the right amount of sink. As with Casper, the cover is removable and machine-washable, and there is a 10-year warranty.

Price:
$850 for a queen

Delivery:
The box is a little taller than the Casper and doesn’t have handles, which made it more difficult to carry up stairs. It’s definitely a two person job. You don’t have to wait around for your mattress to be delivered — there’s an option for the courier to leave it at your door even if you’re not home.

Unboxing:
The mattress was also heavier to unpack, but once it was unboxed and expanded, it felt really light, making it easy to put on my bed. The set-up time was exactly the same as the Casper — in other words, quick — and there was absolutely no odour when I unboxed it. It didn’t come with instructions, but everything was pretty intuitive.

Sleep experience:
Endy boasts “perfect firmness,” which I found entirely accurate. I’d describe it as firm, but with a little give. I love that it sinks just the right amount when I lie down. I found it didn’t control the temperature as much as the Casper did, though that wasn’t a make or break for me.

Final verdict
For me, the better sleep experience was definitely the Endy. It’s the one I’ve chosen to keep in my bedroom — the Casper is in our spare room. I liked its firm support, mixed with a little give. The Casper is definitely the mattress for someone looking for something incredibly firm, with little sink.

Check out the Endy pitch on Dragons Den  http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/...

Intro by Sondy Szymanis, Article by Alexandra Gater

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