It is time for a great battle for title of best luxury mattress between the Leesa and the Purple. The two of these mattresses are the best of the best and it is time to break them down and state which one is best. Leesa is a crowd favorite for a while and Purple is just now joining the ranks. Purple isn’t holding anything back and is now one of the most raved about mattresses.
The Leesa mattress
Leesa is 10 inches tall and made from 3 foam layers. Unlike other types of mattresses, the Leesa uses Avena as their top layer of foam. Avena foam is similar to latex, but it is actually more durable and has a much longer life span.
The top layer contains Avena foam that is 2-inches thick, which is similar to latex when it comes to cooling, response, and bounce, but with much more durability. This foam with the core foam work to really give you a feel that works for most sleepers. The next layer is your basic memory foam. This layer gives you pressure relief and support for the whole mattress. The bottom layer is your supportive foam. This layer is a foundation for the mattress and it provides deep compression support for those who are a bit heavy. As another comparison, check out Leesa vs Tuft and Needle.
The cover for Leesa is made from lycra and polyester. The mix of these materials let the mattress stay cool and cover the mattress with plenty of flexibility. It is made from one piece of fabric and it fits tightly around the mattress as well as having a great look to it. It is all gray except the 4 white bars that stretch across of the bottom of the mattress, which make it well designed and interesting.
The Leesa mattress is a medium-firm mattress that rates about a 6 on the firmness scale where 10 is the firmest. The overall goal for this mattress was to be universally comfortable, and this mattress does a great job of balancing support and comfort.
What this means is, no matter what your sleeping position is it can reduce tossing and turning through the night when you sleep on it.
When you first lie on the mattress, you will notice that it is a balanced fit between being cool, comfortable, and its softness. The Leesa provides a well-balanced level of contour and hug without making you feel like you have been swallowed by the mattress. It has a decent response time for a foam bed. This helps when it comes to changing positions and the sleep quality that you have at night, but it is also really helps with the sex life.
When it comes to support for the Leesa, I was really impressed. During my sleep test, I slept on my side and stomach as well as my back and I felt well supported in all positions. It also remained quite cool for a foam mattress and it had a lot of support and comfort. It provided a really great sleep experience for me as well as other sleepers. It is even priced lower than other foam mattresses, which make it really hard to compete with.
It also has other plus sides such as the 10-year warranty and it is shipped to your home compressed in a box within any of the US states that includes Alaska and Hawaii for free. It has a 100-night trial period and another plus side of this company is that for every 10 mattresses that they sell, they donate 1 to those in need. Not to mention the $100 discount which can be found by using a Leesa coupon.
The Purple Mattress
The Purple mattress is about 9.5 inches tall and is made from polymer and foam. The top layer is made from a polymer. This layer provides cooling, pressure relief, and bounce for the whole mattress. The next layer is made from polyurethane foam. This gives the mattress its support. The last layer is more polyurethane foam that gives deep compression for the top layers as well as being the foam base.
Check out my Ghostbed vs Purple as a comparison as well.
The cover for this mattress is made from Polyester, viscose, and polyester-lycra blend. It is similar to the Leesa’s cover when it comes to breathability and being stretchable. It is a thin cover which allows the foam to really breath which allows for plenty of airflow out and in the mattress. When it comes to what it looks like, Purple did a good job too. The cover is all white but it has a diamond pattern with the Purple logo on the sides of the mattress.
Check out my Casper vs Purple mattress review.
When it comes to how the mattress feels, this is a unique feeling mattress. The mattress is about a 6 to 6.5 on the firmness scale where 10 is the firmest. It is similar to Leesa when it comes to reaching a wide variety of sleepers by creating universal comfort. Whenever you lay on the Purple, there is very little sinkage if you are under 150 pounds. As you go over 150 pounds, there is more sinkage. If you are quite light, then it will feel like you are floating.
What this means is, your weight should be considered when mattress shopping as it will affect the result of your new bed. This is true for many mattress types, including a memory foam mattress, foam latex, natural latex, even an innerspring mattress.
This mattress has a well balanced contour and hug that really gives a lot of pressure relief without changing the support of the mattress. When it comes to cooling, Purple is really hard to compete with. The way that it is constructed, and the materials that are used, really make it one of the coolest mattresses that I have ever slept on. The top layer of foam uses a grid design that really improves the air flow in the mattress and the polymer foam does not retain any heat, so you can sleep so much cooler when compared to other foam mattresses.
Other great things are that it ships for free, compressed in the Purple tube, but due to back up in production it could be almost a month before it is shipped out. It has a 10-year warranty and a 100-night trial period and there are no discounts for it. There is also a Purple mattress coupon you can try.
Let’s compare the Leesa mattress to the Purple mattress
The Leesa is 10 inches tall and may from Avena foam, memory foam and support foam. It has a soft cover that is quite thin, great for cooling, and has really nice stretch. It is a medium firm mattress that offers a lot of really great support. There is not a lot of motion transfer and it is much cheaper than the Purple. The queen sized mattress is about $900. The Leesa has a 10-year warranty with a 100-night trial period. It ships in a box for free. It also has a money back guarantee and great return policy.
The Purple is made from polymer foam, polyfoam and more polyfoam and is 9.5 inches tall. It has a soft cover that is thin and great for cooling and has a nice stretch to it. It is a medium firm mattress that offers really great support. There is very little motion transfer. This mattress is a bit more on the expensive side with a queen sized mattress is about $1000. This mattress has a 10-year warranty and 100-night trial period. It ships for free, but the shipping time is much longer. This mattress comes with a unique return policy and a money back guarantee.
So, which mattress should you buy?
This is a really important question. This is really tough to answer when it comes to picking between the mattresses. After sleeping on both for several months, I have decided that they are both equally great. Both Purple and Leesa mattresses are great in their own ways and both are part of the elite online mattress retailers.
If you are wanting a medium firmness, a well balanced mattress, a great price point, an all foam feeling, and you want to buy from a company that gives back, then go with the Leesa. When it comes down to it, your budget will be important in finding which one you can purchase. The Leesa cost about $800 with a discount, and it has the title of being the best overall value for any mattress. The materials used should cost you more than $2500 if you were to purchase it in a mattress store. This company is all about giving back, so if you can get yourself and 9 of your friends to purchase a mattress, they will give one to someone in need or to shelters. This program managed to donate over 5000 mattresses within 18 months.
If you want a medium firm mattress, that has a fast response, unique feel, and manages to stay quite cool when you are asleep then go with the Purple mattress. This mattress sleeps very cool, so if you are one of those people who just happen to sleep really hot, then the polymer and grid design will keep you quite cool at night. It is also the most unique feeling mattresses that I have ever slept on. This is one mattress that has everything you want but a really steep price tag.Leesa