Purple vs Douglas Mattress Comparison (2024)

Alex Forest

Sleep Content Specialist

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Which Is Better: Purple or Douglas?

Douglas Summit is a foam mattress with advanced cooling features like gel foam, phase-change material, and cooling nanofibres in the machine-washable top cover. Purple Restore Hybrid is the most affordable hybrid mattress in the Purple lineup and features Purple’s GelFlex Grid technology. But there is no comparison between the two—Douglas Summit is the clear winner.

Only Douglas Summit features superior motion isolation and pressure-point relief. It comes with a 20-year warranty, a 365-night sleep trial, and a free bedding bundle. Douglas Summit is also more affordable at just $1,299 for a queen size, compared to $3,270 for Purple Restore Hybrid. In addition, Douglas is made and sold in Canada, while Purple isn’t available outside of the United States.

Top Pick 2024
Douglas Summit Mattress

Winner:

Douglas

The Douglas Summit mattress outscored Purple Restore Hybrid in head-to-head mattress testing conducted by third-party engineers (commissioned by us).

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Mattress Breakdown

Douglas Summit provides advanced cooling features, impressive edge support, best-in-class motion isolation, a 365-night sleep trial with free return pickup and full refund, and a 20-year warranty. Douglas Summit also has an excellent online reputation for product quality and customer care. The company is rated “Excellent” on Trustpilot and “A+” on BBB. To date, the Douglas brand has earned 16,300+ five-star reviews from verified customers.

In comparison, the US-made Purple Restore Hybrid has a much shorter 100-night sleep trial and limited features. Reviews on Trustpilot and Reddit indicate that Purple sags and breaks down well before the end of the mattress’s 10-year warranty, and mention issues with warranty claims and customer service. Purple also costs over twice as much as Douglas Summit—even without the cost of arranging your own international shipping.

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

Douglas Summit

9.5
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Purple Restore Hybrid

3.9

Price (Queen)

$1,299

$3,270

Sleep Trial Nights

365

100

Warranty Years

20

10

Feel

Medium-firm

Medium-firm

Standout Features

  • 365-night risk-free sleep trial
  • 20-year warranty
  • Best-in-class motion isolation and above-average edge support
  • Ideal for side, back, and stomach sleepers
  • Advanced cooling features like gel foam, phase-change material, and nanofibres
  • Machine-washable top cover
  • Available in RV sizes
  • Free shipping, returns, and pickups in major metro areas
  • Free bedding bundle, including a mattress protector, pillow(s), sheets, and pillow protector(s)
  • 100-night sleep trial
  • 10-year warranty
  • Above-average motion isolation and excellent edge support
  • Ideal for side, back, and stomach sleepers
  • Polymer grid for pressure-point relief

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*Douglas PricePurple Price

Twin
75″ x 38″

$999

N/A

Twin XL
80″ x 38″

$1,049

$2,724

Full/Double
75″ x 54″

$1,149

$3,065

Queen
80″ x 60″

$1,299

$3,270

King
80″ x 76″

$1,399

$4,088

California King
84″ x 72″

$1,399

$4,089

Split King
80″ x 38″ (x2)

$2,098

$5,449

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

 

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Mattress Performance Results

Douglas Summit Mattress

Douglas Summit

Purple Restore Hybrid Mattress

Purple Restore Hybrid

Firmness

Firmness

Medium-firm

Medium-firm

Firmness

Firmness

6.7 / 10

6.4 / 10

Edge Support

Edge Support

7.5 / 10

9.5 / 10

Motion Isolation

Motion Isolation

8.8 / 10

7.5 / 10

Bounce

Bounce

3.0 / 10

7.8 / 10

 

Firmness

In independent third-party engineer testing (commissioned by us), Purple Restore Hybrid scored 6.4/10 for firmness. This rating puts Purple in the medium-firm category, which is ideal for all sleep styles. However, we purchased the firm version of this mattress, meaning you’ll likely find it softer than advertised.

Douglas Summit scored 6.7/10 for firmness. This rating is slightly firmer than the “firm” version of Purple Restore Hybrid, and provides a good balance of comfort and support. Douglas Summit might be a better choice if you’re looking for a supportive mattress with a touch more firmness.

 

Edge Support

Purple Restore Hybrid scored 9.5/10 for edge support. You won’t sink deeply into the sidewalls, so you can sit comfortably on the edge of the bed or sleep near the edge of the bed without being concerned about slipping or falling off.

Foam mattresses aren’t normally known for having good edge support, but Douglas Summit stands out with an above-average score of 7.5/10 in engineer testing. You’ll find the edges are nicely cushioned, so you can sit comfortably on the edge of the bed, and get out of bed easily in the morning.

 

Motion Isolation

Motion isolation helps you enjoy a good night’s sleep without being disturbed by a restless partner, kids, or pets—especially if you’re a light sleeper. Comparing Douglas vs Purple, Douglas Summit has the highest motion isolation score of any mattress we’ve tested, at 8.8/10. That means you can expect to sleep more soundly, without noticing movement from the other side of the bed.

Purple Restore Hybrid has an above-average motion isolation score of 7.5/10. This should keep you from noticing much movement from the other side of the bed. Still, if you’re looking for exceptional motion isolation for the most undisturbed sleep, you should look at Douglas Summit instead.

 

Bounce

Bounce is a matter of personal preference. Low bounce is good for a more undisturbed sleep—especially if you’re a light sleeper who’s easily woken—while higher bounce is ideal if you often change sleep positions.

Purple has above-average bounce at 7.8/10. This is a very high score, even for a hybrid mattress. You won’t have any trouble changing sleep positions or getting out of bed. However, you’re more likely to notice larger movements from the other side of the mattress. If undisturbed sleep is important to you, you’d be better off looking at a mattress with less bounce.

Like many combination foam mattresses, Douglas Summit has a low bounce score of 3.0/10. You’ll still find it easy to change sleep positions and get out of bed with this mattress, thanks to the Elastex® transition layer that provides extra spring and support. Paired with Douglas Summit’s exceptional motion isolation score, you can enjoy more undisturbed sleep.

 

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Mattress Construction

Douglas Summit mattress layers

Douglas Summit

Purple Hybrid Restore mattress layers

Purple Restore Hybrid

Height

Height

12″

11.5″

Layer 1

Layer 1

2.5″ ecoLight® cooling gel foam + Polar® phase-change material

2″ GelFlex polymer grid

Layer 2

Layer 2

2.5″ premium Elastex® foam

1.5″ polyurethane foam

Layer 3

Layer 3

7″ motion-isolation support foam

8″ individually wrapped pocketed coils

Douglas Summit is a Canadian foam mattress that stands 12″ tall. Its 3 foam layers include cooling gel foam enhanced with phase-change material, Elastex® foam for additional spring and support, and motion-isolation support foam.

Purple Restore Hybrid is made in the United States. It stands 11.5″ tall and has 3 layers, including Purple’s GelFlex polymer grid, adaptive polyurethane foam, and individually pocketed coils.

 

Douglas Mattress Layers

  • Layer 1: The comfort layer features 2.5″ ecoLight® cooling gel foam, which is lighter, more durable, and more eco-friendly than traditional memory foam. It effectively dissipates heat and improves air circulation. This layer is enhanced by Polar® Temperature Balancing, a phase-change material that regulates mattress temperature. Foam density: 2.5 lb/ft³.
  • Layer 2: The transition layer is 2.5″ of Elastex® foam. This offers both springiness and support, similar to the way many mattresses use latex. But unlike latex, this foam is free from allergy-triggering chemicals. Foam density: 1.85 lb/ft³.
  • Layer 3: The support layer, which makes up half of the mattress’s overall height, is 7″ of motion-isolation foam. Designed to provide exceptional motion isolation support, it virtually eliminates any transfer of movement from the other side of the bed. Foam density: 1.85 lb/ft³.

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.

Douglas Summit has a CoolSense® mattress cover made with plant-based Infinitex™ fibres and CryoFusion™ cooling nanofibres. The result is a moisture-wicking knit fabric that’s soft, durable, and breathable. The top cover is removable and machine washable.

Purple Restore Hybrid’s SoftFlex cover is made with polyester, rayon, elastic, and a synthetic “sheath/core” polymer yarn that’s designed to be breathable and antimicrobial. Even though the mattress cover has a zipper, it isn’t machine washable and can only be spot cleaned. In fact, removing the cover could void Purple Restore Hybrid’s warranty.

It’s also worth noting that Purple is extremely heavy and difficult to move. In fact, the company says the mattress is too heavy to be used with a traditional box spring or foundation. This means you may not be able to use your current bed frame with Purple Restore Hybrid.

 

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Delivery, Sleep Trial & Returns

Photo of the Douglas Summit Mattress box on the floor in a bedroom taken from a front angle.

Douglas Summit

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

20

10

Return Ease

Return Ease

Free pickup and return, full refund

Free return pickup with full refund (USA only)

Douglas Summit ships by ground for free using FedEx. Additional fees may apply for remote locations. Your order ships in 3–10 business days and is delivered right to your door throughout most of Canada. Douglas arrives in a cardboard box and is protected by two layers of heavy-duty plastic. The box is easy to move, as its weight ranges from 47 lb to 93 lb. Once removed from the box, the mattress fully expands in just a few minutes.

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 applicable shipping fees. Purple arrives rolled up in a canvas-and-plastic bag. You’ll likely need two strong people to move it, as the mattress weighs 72 lb to 140 lb. We’ve reviewed heavier mattresses, but Purple is the most difficult mattress we’ve moved.

Douglas Summit gives you more time to try your mattress with an industry-leading, risk-free 365-night sleep trial. If you choose to return your mattress, Douglas Summit will pick up returns for free within the sleep trial period and issue a full refund. Just contact customer service to coordinate your return.

In comparison, Purple has a much shorter trial period—just 100 nights. It’s unclear whether this sleep trial is honoured outside the United States, or if Canadians can return a Purple mattress for a full refund.

Douglas also offers a generous warranty of 20 years, while Purple’s 10-year warranty is only half as long. Purple’s website also says the mattress warranty is void outside the United States. This is important to know as a Canadian customer, since numerous Trustpilot and Reddit reviews complain of Purple sagging and breaking down within a few years of use. Reviews also mention issues with warranty claims and problems with customer service.

 

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Should You Buy Purple or Douglas?

Douglas Summit Mattress

Buy Douglas if you want…

Purple Restore Hybrid Mattress

Consider Purple if you want…

  • A premium queen-size mattress for under $1,300
  • A 365-night risk-free sleep trial
  • A 20-year warranty
  • Best-in-class motion isolation and above-average edge support
  • Advanced cooling features
  • A removable, machine-washable mattress cover
  • Free shipping, returns, and pickups in major metro areas
  • A free bedding bundle with your purchase
  • To buy from a company with an “A+” BBB rating, an “Excellent” Trustpilot rating, and more than 16,300+ verified five-star reviews
  • A brand-name hybrid mattress and don’t mind paying more for it
  • A 100-night sleep trial
  • A 10-year warranty
  • Above-average motion isolation and excellent edge support
  • A patented polymer grid for pressure-point relief

 

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