Even though it’s been proven wrong time and again (Google “second cheapest” and “wine,” I dare you), when times are lean, my husband and I often rely on the age-old adage: “Just get the second cheapest!” And yes, we even did this with a mattress.
Cut to a few years later and the addition of a child, and our second cheapest mattress had very clear indents on either side. (If I dared roll toward the middle, I fell into what amounted to a small hill running down the center of the bed.)
Luckily, thanks to the Warby Parkers of the world, transparency and sustainability are now key elements that savvy shoppers can demand. Which meant that when it was finally time to re-up on a mattress, we had plenty of reasonable options to explore. But we'd been burned before by foam, and we certainly weren't going back to the rock-hard old-school ones that our parents were sleeping on.
Enter the Casper Hybrid.