As two of the most widely known mattress companies in Canada, both Endy and Casper have a lot going for them. Search online and you will find thousands of positive reviews for Endy and Casper’s Original mattress, which has probably left you wondering how you can possibly choose one over the other. Though many of the mattress features are the same, a few set them apart. Whether you are stuck between the Endy vs Casper mattress in Canada or you are just looking for an impartial review of both before buying a mattress, you have come to the right place.
30-Second Review: The Casper Original
Being one of the biggest trendsetters in the mattress-in-a-box industry, Casper has used fantastic marketing techniques to make itself known – and get people talking. Since Casper first came into the spotlight, the brand has updated its products, and now offers a range of different mattresses: The Original, The Wave Hybrid, and The Nova Hybrid. For this review, we will be looking at Casper’s first and still most popular offering, an all-foam mattress called The Original, which uses Airscape™ breathable foam and offers three zones of targeted support. The Casper offers a sleep trial of 100 nights for all its mattresses, including The Original. This mattress also comes with a respectable 10-year warranty.
|Layers & Materials||Firmness (Out Of 10)||Size Options & Dimensions (inches)||Warranty & Returns|
|- Airscape™ Foam|
- Zoned Support™ Memory Foam
- Support Foam
|Medium (7)||- Twin: 38" x 75" x 11"|
- Twin XL: 38" x 80" x 11"
- Full/Double: 54" x 75" x 11"
- Queen: 60" x 80" x 11"
- King: 76" x 80" x 11"
- California King: 72" x 84" x 11"
|- 100-Night Trial
- 10-Year Warranty
30-Second Review: The Endy
Endy is a smaller manufacturer than Casper, with a purely Canadian target audience. While the Casper is manufactured and ships to destinations worldwide, The Endy is manufactured in Canada and ships to all of Canada’s provinces, but no further. With breathable material and an all-foam design, there is a lot about the Endy that is similar to the Casper – but the Endy remains unique in its own right, using patented Endy open-air cell foam to provide just the right level of firmness without pressure points. While Casper has produced more mattresses over the years, Endy has tailored its original design over the years since it was first produced. You can enjoy a sleep trial of the same length with the Endy at 100 nights, with a 10-year warranty.
|Layers & Materials||Firmness (Out Of 10)||Size Options & Dimensions (inches)||Warranty & Returns|
|- 2" Endy Foam|
- 3" Transition Foam
- 5" Support Foam
|Medium (6.5)||- Twin: 39" x 75" x 10"|
- Twin XL: 39" x 80" x 10"
- Full/Double: 54" x 75" x 10"
- Queen: 60" x 80" x 10"
- King: 76" x 80" x 10"
- California King: 72" x 84" x 10"
|- 100-Night Trial
- 10-Year Warranty
Endy mattresses are all shipped in a box that is 44” x 18” x 18” in size, no matter how big or small the mattress inside. As a Canadian customer, you can enjoy coast-to-coast shipping with your purchase (excluding remote locations). Orders take a couple of days to process, and delivery is tracked so that you can keep an eye out on your mattress during its journey to your home.
Casper also ships products within 2 to 5 days of purchase. No matter which mattress you buy, it will come in an easy-handle box which includes a cutting tool for taking off the wrapping. Casper is a company well known for offering a speedy “pick-up” service should you decide that the mattress isn’t for you. This is an advantage if you don’t want to mess around with delays should you feel unsatisfied with the mattress.
Unboxing And Setup
Like most mattresses in a box, Endy is air-packed and rolled tightly into a log shape, and packed in a large rectangular box. If design is important to you, you will appreciate that the Endy’s box is both aesthetically appealing and functional, with a plaid interior and an easy-carry handle. Inside the box, you can find a welcome letter from Endy and basic instructions for setting up the mattress.
Getting the Endy out of the box is a case of opening the top and tipping it out. The mattress will begin to unroll by itself. Unroll it fully and pull the plastic flap on the material surrounding the mattress to rip it off. Endy also has a cutting tool that you can use for the wrapping if you don’t trust a pair of scissors. It takes the mattress around 3 hours to fully expand.
The Casper is shipped in a similarly sturdy cardboard box with four handle slots, two at the top and two at the bottom. To remove the mattress from the box, as with the Endy, you just slide it onto the floor or your bed.
Once the wrapping is removed from the Casper, it is essentially ready to sleep on. Although the instructions do say that it could take 24 hours to expand fully, it generally looks and feels the part after about an hour.
The Endy uses a knit polyester fabric blend for its cover that provides plenty of softness and breathability.
Like the Endy, Casper’s cover is made from knit polyester fabric. It has a soft yet stretchy feel.
Endy: Breathable open-air cell foam layer
The top layer of the Endy mattress is made from breathable open-air cell Endy Foam, designed to prevent overheating. Being the softest layer of the three, Endy’s open-air cell foam offers good pressure relief for people who like to sleep in multiple positions – it is especially suitable for back and side sleepers. The top layer allows for sinking into the mattress without too much downward pull.
Casper: Airscape™ perforated breathable foam layer
Casper’s top layer is made from perforated breathable foam, which has a slow response to pressure, allowing you to gradually sink into a position and offering good pressure relief at the hips and shoulders. Like the Endy, the Casper has aerations on its surface, which prevent the contours of the mattress from causing overheating and allow for breathability.
Endy: Transition polyfoam layer
Transition polyfoam is used in the middle foam layer of the Endy. This layer is firmer than the top layer, but not as solid as the base, which provides a good transition between the two layers. While preventing a sleeper from sinking too far into the bed, the transition polyfoam isn’t firm enough to feel hard – for sleepers lying on their sides in particular. Because the foam is responsive, it offers some spring-back to make it easier to get out of bed after lying for some time.
Casper: Memory foam zoned support layer
Next up for the Casper is a memory foam layer of zoned support. This layer is unique in that it has been split into three different zones: one for the shoulders, one for the hips, and one for the lower legs. Softer foam is used to provide pressure relief at the shoulders, while the foam beneath the hips is slightly firmer, offering more of a lift. This helps to create a good balance and ultimately promotes a healthy posture and a pressure-free sleep.
Endy: High-density polyfoam base layer
The very bottom layer of the Endy is designed to hold the mattress’ shape and ensure there is good edge support. For this reason, the base is the firmest part of the mattress and helps keep the mattress durable, preventing it from changing shape from regular use.
Casper: Durable base layer
With Casper also being an all-foam mattress, it has a very similar base that is made from a thick layer of high-density polyfoam. As with the Endy, Casper’s bottom layer provides shape and stability to the mattress structure, preventing shaking when a sleeper rolls over and helping to keep the construction together.
Firmness And Feel
The Endy has one firmness rating: 6.5, which indicates a medium-firm mattress. This rating has been proven by testing from people of all different shapes and sizes to be accurate. Using both polyfoam and memory foam, the Endy has that sink-in, weightless feel, with enough responsiveness to prevent changing positions and getting out of bed from being a challenge.
The Casper is also a medium-firm on the firmness scale, but it feels more like a 7. It is definitely a firmly supportive mattress, with plenty of support for movement. Though the memory foam is soft and cradles the body, providing pressure relief at the hips and shoulders, the lifted hip zone means that it feels more like sleeping on top of the bed, rather than sinking into it. You will appreciate Casper’s firmness, especially if you are a back or front sleeper for this reason.
The edge support on a memory foam mattress is incredibly important, as the mattress doesn’t have solid springs to hold it together. A mattress with good edge support feels firm and supportive around the edges – essentially, the edge shouldn’t collapse when you sit on it or roll too close to it. The Endy’s edge support is above average. While lying down feels safe for the most part, lying too close to the edge produces more sink than in the middle of the mattress. Sitting on the mattress edge also has a similar response and gives a forward-tipping feel.
Casper has much better edge support and doesn’t give an unnerving roll-off feeling if you happen to sleep near the edge of the mattress. For this reason, the Casper is a good option for couples, people who lie at the edge of their bed for coolness, or people who just like a lot of space to roll around in bed.
Motion isolation refers to how much movement is absorbed when a sleeper lies down, rolls over, and gets out of bed. Being an all-foam mattress, the Endy does an excellent job of absorbing motion. When moving on the Endy, the mattress doesn’t shake or bounce, preventing another sleeper from being disturbed. In this sense, Endy is a good mattress for couples.
Similarly, the Casper is relatively good at isolating motion across the mattress. Sleepers will probably still feel their partner moving in bed, but not majorly enough for their sleep to be disturbed. Good news again for couples: decent motion support makes the Casper an excellent option for bedmates.
You can get the best sleep on the Endy for 6 to 7 years, but the warranty lasts for 10 years, so don’t expect to have any complaints about the mattress until this time period has passed. The Endy’s lifespan is typical of an all-foam mattress, so while Endy hasn’t invented the wheel here with a revolutionary long-lasting product, you pay for the industry standard. Endy recommends that you rotate the mattress regularly to keep the surface even over years of use.
The Casper was first produced in 2014, which has given us enough time to test its durability over the years. But as the bed’s average lifespan is 6 to 8 years, we haven’t been able to test how it performs beyond this lifespan, and whether it stays comfortable and supportive right until the end. But based on the materials used in the Casper and the quality of its construction, durability is good. Though memory foam mattresses have a tendency to sink in areas where they’re slept on the most, Casper has a more supportive structure that makes it less likely to deal with issues with impressions. The support layer provides good stability, much better than thinner base layers.
Memory foam is one of the most popular materials used to make all-foam mattresses. While it is incredibly useful in providing the best combination of sink and bounce, it tends to hold onto heat. But Endy sleeps relatively cooler than a standard memory foam mattress. It uses Endy’s own Endy Foam, which helps disperse temperature and prevent even the hottest of sleepers from accumulating mattress heat.
Like the Endy, Casper mattresses are temperature neutral. The perforated memory foam layers prevent too much overheating, but, like all all-foam beds, they will feel slightly hotter than a hybrid mattress or a spring mattress. While the Casper mattress won’t make you uncomfortably hot during sleep, it is not going to cool you down either.
Pressure relief refers to how supportive a mattress is around areas known as “pressure points,” like the hips, shoulders and lower back. You can measure the pressure relief of a mattress by determining which areas of the body experience the most built-up pressure – ideally, the lower the pressure build-up, the better. The Endy, being a foam mattress, is particularly effective at pressure relief. It moulds perfectly to a sleeper’s shape, balancing out pressure and preventing too much from accumulating in certain areas.
Casper, with its similar all-foam design, provides adequate pressure relief for lightweight and average weight sleepers. The mattress droops quite substantially with heavyweight sleepers, which means the areas around the shoulders and hips may accumulate additional pressure. Both the Casper and the Endy have a medium feel, and heavyweight sleepers might be better looking for a firmer option.
Off-gassing is a normal occurrence with new mattresses, especially mattress in a box designs that have been made with polyfoam or memory foam. The harmless odour comes from the chemicals that have been used to air-seal the mattress. Like most memory foam mattresses, the Endy’s off-gassing odour takes up to 2 days to disperse, and Endy recommends not sleeping on the mattress for 2 days if you are sensitive to smell. Though the initial smell is quite strong, the smell is unnoticeable by day 3 and will have vanished entirely within a week.
When unpacking the Casper, you will also notice a mild off-gassing smell that lasts for a couple of days. There is no long-term or excessive off-gassing that you will experience, but, as with the Endy, if you are sensitive to smell, you may notice the odour for up to a week after the mattress is unboxed.
Warranty And Returns
Casper was the inventor of more-than-fair online warranty and return schemes, and everyone else followed suit. You can rest assured that if you buy a Casper or an Endy mattress if you don’t like it, or it becomes damaged through no fault of your own, you may be able to return it.
The Endy mattress comes with a 10-year warranty, which applies to mattresses with defects found in fabrication and guarantees an automatic free replacement in this instance.
To read the full warranty, please visit the Endy warranty page.
All Endy customers can also make use of the mattress’ 100-night sleep trial, which lets you test out the Endy just as you would in a store, except for longer, and decide whether it is worth it for you. With a full 100 nights of testing, you have plenty of time to come to a decision, and the majority of people choose to stick with the mattress.
The Casper is also backed by a 10-year limited warranty, which covers deterioration that results in a visible indentation greater than one inch, provided a suitable foundation supports the mattress.
To read the full warranty, please visit the Casper warranty page.
Casper recommends that if you have been sleeping on another bed every night for the past few years, you give your body plenty of time to adjust to your new Casper mattress. Like Endy, Casper offers a 100-night trial, so you can get used to the mattress and return it if you aren’t satisfied with your sleep.
FAQs Of Endy Vs Casper:
Q: Why should you invest in an Endy or Casper mattress?
Mattresses are sold at such a varied price range that it is no wonder that you are probably wondering whether it is really worth spending so much on a Casper or Endy. The biggest reason that you pay more for a Casper or an Endy, though, is because their high-quality construction guarantees the longest lifespan possible for a mattress – so though you pay more initially, you get a better value for your money as the mattress lasts longer. Cheaper spring mattresses tend to have at least half the lifespan of a good memory foam mattress.
Q: Are memory foam mattresses safe?
Both the Endy and the Casper are all-foam, and you may be wondering about how safe this material is to sleep against. Generally speaking, memory foam is completely safe, although the material may cause a problem if you experience allergies. For instance, if you are allergic to latex, you need to make sure to avoid a memory foam mattress containing latex.
Q: Which bases are suitable for an Endy or Casper mattress?
Box springs bases have the best design for supporting all-foam mattresses like the Casper and the Endy, preventing them from wear. The good news is that the majority of box springs and foundations are less expensive than other bed bases, like platform or adjustable beds, and using your Casper or Endy on this type of base will satisfy both company’s warranty requirements. But with that said, you don’t have to use a box spring or foundation to support your mattress – providing the slats are not too far spaced apart, you can use a foundation of your choice, including:
- Slat bases
- Box bases
- Platform bases
- Adjustable bases
After comparing the Endy vs Casper in Canada side-by-side and looking in-depth at all the details, we can make some conclusions regarding their features.
While the Endy and Casper almost seem like comparable mattresses in design, with both being all-foam with a right mix of support, bounce and pressure relief, looking closer at the two helps us see that they are really not that similar after all.
Endy uses a construction of memory foam and polyfoam that is particularly good for combo sleepers. It gives enough lift for position changing while offering enough pressure relief for multiple sleeping positions. Casper offers slightly more sinkage, but still provides plenty of pressure relief and support that makes it ideal for side and combo sleepers.
There is no definitive better mattress out of the Endy and the Casper – both are positively reviewed and loved by thousands of sleepers across Canada. Casper might be the bigger and most world-renowned mattress company, but that doesn’t automatically make it the better option. Do your research carefully and read plenty of product reviews before deciding which mattress is for you.