With the advancement of information and communication technologies, mattress makers are now no longer relying on the traditional distributors and retailers alone. In fact, in the last few years, there have been several mattress companies that solely rely on the online market by selling their products only through online methods. These companies have dramatically reshaped the industry and the competition. More and more people are shopping for mattresses online instead of going to traditional stores.
Two of the most popular online options right now are the Casper Mattress and the Leesa mattress. The two are both hybrid foam mattresses available in a very competitive price range. Still, there are several distinctive differences that set the two apart from each other. So, is it Casper or Leesa that is the best for you? Find out below!
Casper Mattress vs. Leesa: Construction
Casper and Leesa mattresses are both hybrid foam mattresses. They combine different types of foam to create the best comfort and support you seek from a foam mattress. However, the two mattresses are constructed from different types of foam.
The Casper Mattress is constructed of four foam layers with a total height of 9.5”. The first layer, the uppermost one, is made of 1.5” responsive poly foam. The second layer that is directly under it is made from 1.5” memory foam. The third layer is 1.5” poly foam, and the fourth layer, the lowermost layer, is made of 5” support foam base. The top responsive poly foam layer is great for providing some cooling and airflow throughout the night, allowing you to sleep without it getting too hot. It is very cool, comparable to innerspring mattresses.
On the other hand, the Leesa mattress is constructed of three foam layers. The total height of the whole mattress is 10”. The first layer that is the uppermost is two inches thick, and is made from the Avena foam. The second layer or the mid layer is 2” memory foam, and the third layer a.k.a. the bottom layer is made of 6” support foam base.
The Avena foam implemented in the Leesa mattress is actually based on the latex foam. It has been designed to feel and sleep just like latex, giving awesome cooling and airflow through the night. However, the Avena foam has been designed to be more durable than latex.
Casper Mattress vs. Leesa: Cover
In terms of pure functionality, the cover is not the most prioritized factor to consider when choosing for a mattress. However, for aesthetic reasons, it may still affect your preference.
The Casper mattress has taken a more subtle and more traditional route. It comes with a two-tone cover, featuring a white surface on the top and gray on the sides. The cover is entirely made from 100% polyester. The fabric is very stretchy and porous. Thus, it is highly breathable and comfortable on the skin. However, the material is not exactly the most durable option for a cover, and, considering that the cover is pretty thin, you should be very careful when handling and moving the mattress. The cover is somewhat easy to tear if you handle it carelessly.
In addition, the cover of the Casper mattress is not a one-piece fabric. It has seams around the edges. This is not a big deal, but some people may not like such seams.
On the other hand, the Leesa mattress comes with a cover that is cut from a single piece of fabric, woven so that it is almost completely seamless. The seams are just on the vertical corners and not around the edges of the top surface, making it much more comfortable to some people. In addition, the Leesa mattress is coming with quite a bold, unconventional design. Instead of going with the common norm of white top and gray sides, Leesa features a light gray cover with four white stripes. Such design is unique, and, combined with the almost seamless construction, creates a very modern image.
The cover is made using a combination of polyester and Lycra. Polyester is known to be durable, whereas Lycra is used to provide enhanced stretching capability, breathability, and moisture wicking. Even though the cover is somewhat thinner than traditional quilted covers, it is a little bit thicker than Casper’s cover, and thus is stronger and more durable.
Casper Mattress vs. Leesa: Performance
In general, Casper and Leesa seem to have similar firmness levels. They are slightly soft while still giving great support and bounce. However, heavier sleepers may find Casper to be firmer. This is because the thinner comfort layers of Casper allow these sleepers to sink closer to the firm base. According to their respective support reps, Casper is recommended for people up to 250 pounds and couples up to 450 pounds, whereas Leesa is recommended for people up to 300 pounds and couples up to 600 pounds.
The Casper mattress tends to sink more than Leesa. This feature is described by the company as “universally comfortable”; the mattress contours to your body, relieving pressure points, while still giving support, bounce, and breathability. Compared to Leesa, Casper gives more hug, which is great if you like to snug into your bed. Well, Leesa also contours well, just with more pushing back and less dramatic hug.
Since Casper tends to sink more, you have to be careful if you like to sleep on the edge of the mattress. It may give you a feeling like you are going to fall off. Leesa’s firmer edges do not produce such feeling. Both Casper and Leesa have very low motion transfer – there’s no need to worry about getting woken up in the middle of the night by your partner’s movements.
|- 9.5” thick, 4 layers: 1.5” top poly foam, 1.5” memory foam, 1.5” poly foam, 5” base foam||- 10” thick, 3 layers: 2” Avena foam, 2” memory foam, 6” base foam|
|- Cover is thin, made from 100% polyester, very porous and breathable||- Cover is slightly thicker, made from polyester and Lycra, somewhat more durable|
|- White on the top, dark gray on the sides||- Light gray with four bold white stripes|
|- Tends to sink more and give a dramatic hug||- Sink less, with slightly more resistance|
Leesa’s thicker, more durable cover can be a very good reason to go for the purchase. Besides, the cover design is very nice and modern. Leesa is also an excellent choice if you don’t like to sink far down into your bed. However, if you prefer a soft foam bed that tends to hug you, the Casper mattress is the way to go!