Joe: Tuft & Needle Mint/Purple, two very popular
mattresses, but which one should you get? That’s exactly what I’m going to be telling
you about today. My name is Joe, I’m from Mattress Clarity. I will be telling you about the pros and cons
of each mattress, the similarities, differences, construction differences, and letting you
know who you should get one over the other. Stay tuned. [music] Joe: Let’s talk about the similarities between
these two mattresses. They are both very popular mattresses at about
the exact same price range as well. Depending on the discounts, they should be
about the same price. Both have three layers, with a pretty similar
base layer, both have a transition layer. They both sleep pretty cool, as well. We know about similarities but let’s talk
about the differences. Construction is a bit different. They both have three layers, but the construction
is different. The top layer of the Mint is a proprietary
foam. It combines memory foam and latex-like qualities. The Purple has this unique proprietary gel
material that’s both firm yet pressure-relieving at the same time, and acts differently than
foam does. The construction is quite different. I believe the firmness is different as well. I think light to medium-weight sleepers will
say that the Purple is firmer, the Mint will be softer. I put the Mint in about a 6 out of 10 and
the Purple at about a 7 out of 10 on the firmness scale. The feel is going to be quite different as
well. More of a balanced foam feel, it kind of combines
memory foam latex-like qualities with the Mint and more of a unique kind of pressure-relieving,
yet firm at the same time feeling. It’s very responsive with the Purple. Let’s talk about the construction of both
mattresses and see what the differences are. Starting with the Tuft & Needle Mint, we have
12 inches in total. We have a top layer which is a proprietary
layer called adaptive foam. Three inches in total, it sleeps cool, also
combines memory foam and latex-like quality. You have pretty good pressure-relief and it’s
going to be very responsive. You have a pretty good balance and be able
to move around pretty easily, and then a transition layer, and the base layer, which is pretty
standard in other all-foam mattresses. Moving on to the Purple now, it also has that
pretty standard base layer and transition layer, and also two inches of a hyper-elastic
proprietary gel material. It’s both firm yet pressure-relieving at the
same time. It’ll stay flat and supportive. Once a certain pressure threshold is reached,
it’ll collapse and then be pressure-relieving. If you’re on your side, it’ll collapse underneath
your shoulders and hips. Give you good pressure relief, if you’re on
your back, it’ll collapse underneath your butt and stay flat supportive across rest
of your body. What does that all mean? What are the main differences? The feel’s going to be quite different. With the Mint, it is going to be more of a
standard foam feel that combines memory foam and latex-like qualities. It’s going to be a little bit softer feel
for most people. Overall, a little bit softer than average
and just be more of a standard feel where you’re going to sink into the mattress a little
bit more. Purple’s unique feel is going to be very responsive,
very bouncy. It’s going to be flat and supportive, yet
pressure-relieving at the same time. It might be better for combination sleepers
because of that, depending on your weight. If you’re on your stomach, it’s going to stay
flat and supportive. It’ll be much more firm feeling, if you’re
on your back. It’s going to collapse underneath your butt,
this gel material, and then stay flat and supportive across the rest of your body. So as you know, it’s going to be a lot softer
feel because of the Mint, just a different feel overall. It might be potentially better for combination
sleepers with the Purple. Let’s talk about differences in firmness and
feel. As far as firmness is concerned, I put the
Mint about 6 out of 10, and the Purple a 7 out of 10. I think light and medium-weight sleepers will
agree with me. If you are heavier, you’ll probably get the
gel of the Purple to collapse more and it might feel a little bit softer. I would say, most people would agree that
the Purple is going to feel just a little bit firmer than the Mint does. As far as the feel is concerned, because of
the way the Purple works, the feel’s going to be quite different. It’s going to be firm yet pressure-relieving
at the same time, whereas the Mint’s more of its kind of standard balanced foam feel. You’re going to sink into the mattress more
with the Mint, and you’re going to sleep more on top of the Purple. The feel is going to be quite different because
of that. I’m going to talk through how I feel in different
sleeping positions on both mattresses. Starting on the Mint, on my back, it’s a pretty
good match. It’s pretty soft. It lets my hips sink in but not too much,
a pretty good match for me there. Switching on to the Purple now, a very good
match for me here. It collapses underneath my butt, the gel does,
and then stays very flat and supportive across the rest of my body. I’d probably prefer the Purple for back sleeping. Switching on to my side now, the Mint is a
very good match for me there. It’s a little bit softer than average, very
pressure-relieving overall, so a very good match for me. With the Purple I feel a little bit of firmness
but also a pretty good match for me. I would say I probably prefer the Mint for
side sleeping. Switching on to my stomach now, I think that
the Mint is too soft. I probably want something a little bit firmer,
a little bit more supportive, whereas on the Purple, I feel very good support overall. It stays flat and supportive across my body,
so a very good match for me. I’ll probably say I prefer the Purple for
back and stomach sleeping, and the Mint for side sleeping. At Mattress Clarity we love our pressure map
testing. It shows you exactly how well every mattress
relieves pressure. I get down on the pressure map, lie down on
my backside and stomach and you see anywhere blue, with no pressure, all the way up to
red, to high pressure. What matters is these side sleeping results. If we throw those results up here, you’ll
see that the Purple has some red underneath my shoulder which makes sense to me. I’m kind of a light/medium-weight sleeper. I don’t get that gel to collapse as much as
I would if I were a bit heavier. In this particular case, I would say that
the Mint wins and relieves pressure just a little bit better. Marten: Hey guys, Marten here to offer a different
perspective. Joe’s 5’9″, 160, but I’m 6’7″, 230. I’m a larger person than Joe and I want to
give my experience with these two mattresses. Today, we have the Mint mattress and the original
Purple mattress. In terms of firmness, I thought the Mint was
close to a 7 out of 10. I felt the Purple is close to a 6.5 out of
10. I thought the Mint was firmer than Joe thought,
because I’m pressing further into that mattress, doing some more firmness on my shoulders and
my hips specifically than Joe did. I thought the Purple was softer than Joe thought
it was, because I’m collapsing that gel layer more than he did, actually feeling better
pressure relief than Joe did. Let’s talk about how I feel in different sleep
positions on both mattresses. Starting on the Mint on my back, it’s a little
bit too soft for me. I feel like I’m sinking into the mattress
too far, not getting quite enough lumbar support. Out of all three positions, probably the best
match on my back. When I moved to my side again and I’m trying
to drop into the mattress, feeling some firmness on my shoulders and my hips, not the best
match for side sleeping. Moving to my stomach, not supportive enough
so I’m bowing in at the hips, getting out of alignment, feeling some lower back strain,
as well. Moving over to the Purple on my back, a very
good match for me. The slow grip only collapses under my hips
but the rest is flat and supportive. Great lumbar support. Very nice for back sleeping. Moving to my side, I press into that mattress,
I feel almost no pressure on my shoulders or my hips. It’s this kind of weightless feeling, very
nice for side sleeping. Moving to my stomach, it’s overall supportive,
so the hips are not bowing in, very nice overall support. What does that mean? I think if you’re a back sleeper, both could
work for you, but I do you prefer the Purple. If you’re a heavier side or stomach sleeper,
I’d definitely lean towards the Purple. Joe: If you sleep with a partner, there are
two additional things you’re going to want to consider when looking at a mattress. That’s motion transfer and edge support. Motion transfer is if your partner has moved
around on that side of the bed is that motion going to be isolated or transferred over to
you and possibly wake you up at night. Edge support is basically, can you sit or
sleep towards the edge of the bed without feeling you could fall off? As far as motion transfer is concerned, I
would give the advantage to Mint. It seems to do a bit better of a job at isolating
motion overall. As far as edge support is concerned, I would
also give the advantage to Mint. It has an added extra edge support system. It’s a little bit firmer on the edge. It kind of prevents that rolling off the bed
feeling. Now the moment you’ve all been waiting for
— which one of these two mattresses is right for you? As far as who should get the Mint, I think
if you’re a light or medium-weight side sleeper you’d probably want to go with the Mint. It’s going to feel a little bit softer, a
little bit more pressure-relieving for you. If you want to sink into your mattress more,
the Purple’s more of a sleeping-on-top of the mattress feel, whereas the Mint’s more
of a sinking-into the mattress kind of feel. I would probably go with the Mint in that
case. Also, if you prefer a softer feel overall,
I think most people would agree that the Mint is going to be a decent amount softer than
the Purple is overall. As far as who should pick the Purple, I think
if you are a back sleeper, it’s going to feel very supportive, and you’re probably want
to go with the Purple in that case. Same if you are a stomach sleeper, it’s going
to be firmer, more supportive overall. I think you’re going to want to go with the
Purple that case. If you just have extra support needs, I would
probably go with the Purple. It has a much firmer supported feel overall. I’d probably go with the Purple if you just
need extra support. Hopefully, I’ve given you a good overview
of the similarities and differences between these two mattresses. Hopefully, you have a pretty good idea of
which one you might want to get. If for some reason you’re still confused,
just leave a comment below. I can even give you a personal recommendation
if you just leave a comment below. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. If you’re just getting started in your mattress
buying journey, definitely check out mattressclarity.com. If you want to see a full list of my top picks,
simply Google Mattress Clarity best mattress. Once again, let me know if you have any questions.

18 thoughts on “Tuft & Needle Mint Vs. Purple Mattress Comparison – Which Will You Pick?”

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  2. Purple might work. Thanks. There was another mattress you recommended for stomach sleepers that might be an even better choice.

  3. I am a side and back sleeper but my partner is a stomach, side and back sleeper, so should we probably need one that is good for stomach sleepers right? I tend to look for the side sleeper ones but really need to remember he sleeps on his stomach some of the time also is on the heavier side so having Marten's reviews helps so much.

  4. 6 firmness is the sweet spot for me as a side sleeper. I would go with the Mint and i like that its 12” for the extra support. I hear good things about the Purple too just don’t think its what l want in a mattress. I like an all foam bed. Since i started sleeping on all foam mattresses, i wake up without aches and pains. Thanks for the video. Great comparison as always?

  5. Not a fan of any foam mattress. I really want to try Purple to see if it gives me the comfort, support and airflow that I need.

  6. I'm still thinking the mint is better for me as I need softer. Least I hope I understand it right. One think I dont like about the purple is the top layer seems too short for the mattress which is very disappointing

  7. hiiiiiii joe ??‍♀️? man everyone keeps talking about purple, i checked it out in person and i totally agree with everything that you said. 7/10 firmness for sure and responsive too.
    Firm yet pressure reliving is nice about it, but i don’t know how i feel about the bouncy-ness. I don’t really like that you feel like you’re sleeping on top of the purple versus sinking in. Purple is perfect for back and stomach sleeping, that’s great ??
    I love that the month relieves pressure better, honestly I’m leaving towards the mint. I just like the sinking in and plushy feel ?
    Hey hey hey Marten! He sinks too much on the mint :/ might not be good for my husband, he always always ends up agreeing with marten so whatever marten says, goes ?
    Thanks guys! Y’all are great per usual!
    Thanks again for the opportunity!! Blesss yallll ❤️?

  8. Purple is better for stomach and back sleepers. It was responsive and bouncy and came in at a 7 for firmness. I prefer to sleep on top vs into the mattress like the Mint so I would go with the Purple.

  9. I'm going w/ the MINT b/c of the softness, sinking feel, edge support and motion transfer.
    Thanks for this review. I've heard both are great, but hadn't seen a comparison from more than 1 POV.

  10. I’m so over anything Purple that I prefer anything else over it. I feel like Purple is taking over the world ? and they need to be stopped.

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