Octave vs Purple Mattress Comparison (2024)

Alex Forest

Sleep Content Specialist

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Which Is Better: Octave or Purple?

Purple and Octave are both well-known mattress brands, but Octave mattresses offer better value for almost one-fourth the price of Purple. Octave Vista is designed with advanced cooling features like temperature-regulating fabrics, copper-infused memory foam to dissipate heat, and phase-change material for temperature balance. Octave also has a 365-night sleep trial and a 15-year warranty. A queen-size Octave Vista is priced at just $899, and it comes with a free bedding bundle for even more savings.

In comparison, Purple has limited features and benefits. This US-made hybrid mattress features a layer of Purple’s GelFlex Grid technology and excellent edge support, but it doesn’t offer any specific advanced cooling features. It’s exceptionally heavy and you’ll need two strong people to move it. Purple Restore Hybrid also isn’t compatible with foundations, according to the law label on the mattress we ordered, so you may not be able to use it with your current bed frame.

With only an industry-standard 100-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty, Purple doesn’t provide the extra value you’d expect for a mattress that costs $3,312 for a queen size. Purple also isn’t available in Canada, making this mattress even more inaccessible for Canadian shoppers.

Best Cooling
Octave Vista Mattress

Winner:

Octave

The Octave Vista mattress outperformed Purple Restore Hybrid in head-to-head mattress testing conducted by third-party engineers (commissioned by us).

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Mattress Breakdown

Octave provides advanced cooling features like copper-infused memory foam, phase-change material for temperature balance, and a cooling nanofibre cover that’s machine washable. Octave also comes with a generous 365-night sleep trial and a 15-year warranty. The mattress ships anywhere in Canada.

Purple’s main selling feature is the GelFlex® grid in the top layer. This polymer grid is designed to provide soft, supportive pressure-point relief—but that’s only part of what makes a mattress comfortable. Purple Restore Hybrid doesn’t have any cooling features to help control temperatures while you sleep. The mattress is only available in the United States and comes with an industry-standard 100-night sleep trial and 10-year warranty.

To help you choose between Purple vs Octave, we’ve gathered all the information you need to accurately compare these two mattresses.

Octave Vista

9.7
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Purple Restore Hybrid

3.9

Price (Queen)

$899

$3,312

Sleep Trial Nights

365

100

Warranty Years

15

10

Feel

Medium-firm

Medium-firm

Standout Features

  • 365-night risk-free sleep trial
  • 15-year warranty
  • Ideal for side, back, and stomach sleepers
  • Above-average edge support and motion isolation
  • Zoned support for pressure-point relief
  • Advanced cooling features like copper-infused memory foam and phase-change material
  • Machine-washable cooling cover
  • Free bedding bundle with pillow(s), a cotton sheet set, mattress protector, and pillow protector(s)
  • Free shipping, returns, and pickups in major metro areas
  • 100-night sleep trial
  • 10-year warranty
  • Suitable for side, back, and stomach sleepers
  • Excellent edge support and above-average motion isolation
  • Polymer grid for pressure-point relief
  • Comes in two firmness options (soft and firm)

Made In

Canada

United States

 

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Mattress Sizes & Prices

Note: Original prices on the Purple website are in USD. Every two weeks, we check these prices and convert them to CAD for easy reference.

 

Sizes*Octave PricePurple Price

Twin
75″ x 38″

$599

N/A

Twin XL
80″ x 38″

$649

$2,760

Full/Double
75″ x 54″

$799

$3,105

Queen
80″ x 60″

$899

$3,312

King
80″ x 76″

$1,199

$4,141

California King
84″ x 72″

$1,199

$4,141

Split King
80″ x 38″ (x2)

$1,298

$5,520

* Based on standard sizing. Individual mattress dimensions may vary.

 

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Mattress Performance Results

Octave Vista Mattress

Octave Vista

Purple Restore Hybrid Mattress

Purple Restore Hybrid

Firmness

Firmness

Medium-firm

Medium-firm

Firmness

Firmness

6.8 / 10

6.4 / 10

Edge Support

Edge Support

7.5 / 10

9.5 / 10

Motion Isolation

Motion Isolation

7.3 / 10

7.5 / 10

Bounce

Bounce

3.7 / 10

7.8 / 10

 

Firmness

Purple Restore Hybrid comes in two firmness options: soft and firm. We ordered the firm option. However, Purple Restore Hybrid scored 6.4/10 for firmness in third-party engineer testing. This score is consistent with a medium-firm feel.

In comparison, Octave Vista scored 6.8/10 for firmness. This means Vista is still medium-firm, but it feels a little firmer than Purple Restore Hybrid.

Medium-firm mattresses are ideal for all sleep styles. You should find either mattress comfortable whether you sleep on your side, back, or stomach.

 

Edge Support

Purple Restore Hybrid scored 9.5/10 for edge support. While hybrid mattresses often have good edge support, this is a high score for any mattress. You shouldn’t find yourself sinking too far into the sidewalls. You can sit on the edge of the bed—or sleep near the edge—without worrying about falling off.

Foam mattresses aren’t often known for having good edge support, but Octave Vista is a notable exception with an above-average score of 7.5/10. You can sit comfortably on the edge of the bed, and you’ll have no trouble getting up in the morning.

 

Motion Isolation

Good motion isolation helps you enjoy a restful night’s sleep without being disturbed by your partner, kids, or pets. Both Purple Restore Hybrid and Octave Vista earned above-average scores for motion isolation. Octave scored 7.3/10, while Purple scored 7.5/10.

 

Bounce

Like many foam mattresses, Octave has a below-average bounce score of 3.7/10. That’s good news if you’re a light sleeper who’s easily woken. Octave Vista also has a layer of responsive Elastex® foam so you can change positions without any difficulty.

Purple Restore Hybrid has an exceptionally high bounce score of 7.8/10. With a bounce score this high, you may feel larger movements from the other side of the mattress, like your partner getting into bed or changing positions.

 

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Mattress Construction

Octave Vista mattress layers

Octave Vista

Purple Hybrid Restore mattress layers

Purple Restore Hybrid

Height

Height

12″

11.5″

Layer 1

Layer 1

2″ CopperGel™ memory foam + PolarMAX® phase-change material

2″ GelFlex polymer grid

Layer 2

Layer 2

2″ premium Elastex® foam

1.5″ polyurethane foam

Layer 3

Layer 3

8″ multi-zone support foam with air channels

8″ individually wrapped pocketed coils

Octave Vista and Purple Restore Hybrid both come with 3 layers for comfort, transition, and support. Beyond that, however, Octave and Purple are two very different mattresses.

Octave Vista is a cooling memory foam mattress made in Canada. It stands 12″ tall and is designed with multiple cooling features, including a nanofibre cover, copper-infused memory foam, and phase-change material for temperature control. The cover is machine washable for easy cleaning.

Purple Restore Hybrid is a hybrid mattress made in the United States. It stands 11.5″ tall, has a GelFlex® polymer grid, and uses individually pocketed coils. This mattress doesn’t have a machine-washable cover. It’s also exceptionally heavy and difficult to move. In fact, Purple states the mattress is too heavy to be used with a traditional box spring, or even with certain bed frames.

 

Octave Mattress Layers

  • Layer 1: Octave Vista’s top (comfort) layer is 2″ of copper-infused memory foam treated with PolarMAX® phase-change material for temperature balancing. This layer is designed to pull heat and sweat away from your body for a cooler sleep. Copper is a natural conductor and antimicrobial metal, which is intended to maintain the cleanliness of the mattress.
  • Layer 2: The responsive, body-contouring transition layer is 2″ premium Elastex® foam that has the same springy feel as natural latex. Its additional bounce makes it easier for you to shift positions in the bed for a more comfortable sleep.
  • Layer 3: Octave’s support layer is 8″ of high-density, multi-zone support foam. This ultra-durable layer has five pressure-relief zones to support every area of your body. It also has breathable air channels to let warm air escape and allow cooler air to enter the mattress.

Purple Mattress Layers

  • Layer 1: The top (comfort) layer includes Purple’s flexible 2″ GelFlex polymer grid. It’s designed to dissipate heat and relieve pressure. This grid is encased in edge support foam along the sidewalls.
  • Layer 2: The middle (transition) layer is 1.5″ of adaptive polyurethane foam that conforms to your body’s shape. This adds to the mattress’s overall comfort, and prevents you from feeling the coils in the support layer.
  • Layer 3: The bottom (support) layer is 8″ thick and contains responsive, individually pocketed coils. These coils give the mattress most of its bulk, and keep you from sinking too deeply into the mattress while you’re lying on it.

Purple promotes its foams as high-quality polyurethane, but doesn’t share any density details about its polymer grid or other materials. The company only says the grid is made of a hyper-elastic polymer composed of 90% mineral oil. This lack of detail isn’t ideal, since it’s best to know as much as you can about your mattress.

 

Cover Materials

Purple Restore Hybrid’s SoftFlex mattress cover contains polyester, rayon, elastic, and a synthetic “sheath/core” polymer yarn. The company doesn’t disclose any other information about the cover, but says it’s designed to be breathable and anti-microbial. While the mattress cover has a zipper, you can’t remove the cover without voiding the mattress warranty. The mattress cover can only be spot-cleaned.

In contrast, Octave Vista has a machine-washable top cover that you can unzip for easy removal. The cover is made with CryoFusion™ cooling nanofibres. This gives the sleep surface a refreshingly cool feel while it wicks away moisture from your body throughout the night. Octave uses high-density foams in all its mattresses, and doesn’t use any toxic chemicals or fibreglass material.

 

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Delivery, Sleep Trial & Returns

Photo of the Octave Vista Mattress box on the floor in a bedroom taken from a front angle.

Octave Vista

Photo of the Purple Restore Hybrid Mattress bag on the floor in a bedroom taken from a front angle.

Purple Restore Hybrid

Courier

Courier

FedEx

FedEx

Shipping Cost

Shipping Cost

Free

Free shipping within the United States

Shipping Time

Shipping Time

3–10 business days

3–5 business days

Sleep Trial Nights

Sleep Trial Nights

365

100

Warranty Years

Warranty Years

15

10

Return Ease

Return Ease

Free pickup and return, full refund

Free return pickup with full refund (USA only)

Octave ships by ground for free using FedEx. Additional fees may apply for some remote locations. Octave Vista ships from Ontario or Alberta with a shipping time of 3–10 business days. Your mattress is delivered directly to your door throughout most parts of Canada.

Octave Vista is shipped in a cardboard box and protected by two layers of heavy-duty plastic. Once unrolled, the mattress fully expands within a few minutes and is sleep-ready on delivery day. You can move and set up your Octave mattress fairly easily, as the mattress weighs between 44 lb and 87 lb, depending on the size.

In comparison, Purple Restore Hybrid only ships within the United States. It isn’t available in Canada unless you arrange your own cross-border shipping with a third-party courier and pay various shipping and duty fees.

Purple arrives rolled up in a canvas-and-plastic bag with handles. It requires two people to move, as the mattress weighs between 72 lb and 141 lb, depending on the size. While Purple is not the heaviest mattress we’ve ever reviewed, we found it the most difficult to move. Purple’s law label also says it’s not compatible with foundations. You may need to purchase a different bed frame before using a Purple mattress.

Octave provides a generous 365-night sleep trial. During this time, you can return the mattress for a full refund if you don’t love it. Purple, on the other hand, only offers a 100-night trial. It’s not clear whether this sleep trial would be honoured outside of the United States, or if Canadians can return a mattress to Purple for a full refund.

Octave also has a longer 15-year warranty compared to Purple’s 10-year warranty. Purple’s website also says that the mattress warranty is void outside the United States. This is concerning because multiple reviews on Purple’s Trustpilot page complain of issues with product quality, customer service, and warranty claims.

 

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Should You Buy Octave or Purple?

Octave Vista Mattress

Buy Octave if you want…

Purple Restore Hybrid Mattress

Consider Purple if you want…

  • A queen-size memory foam mattress for under $900
  • Free shipping, returns, and pickups in major metro areas
  • A 365-night sleep trial and a 15-year warranty
  • A mattress that’s ideal for side, back, and stomach sleepers
  • Multiple cooling features, including copper-infused memory foam and phase-change material
  • Multi-zone support for extra pressure-point relief
  • A machine-washable cooling cover
  • Free bedding bundle with pillow(s), a cotton sheet set, mattress protector, and pillow protector(s)
  • A queen-size hybrid for under $3,500 CAD and you don’t mind arranging for international shipping
  • A 100-night sleep trial and 10-year warranty
  • A mattress that’s suitable for side, back, and stomach sleepers
  • Above-average motion isolation and excellent edge support
  • A polymer grid for pressure-point relief

 

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