Purple Vs. Leesa: Head-to head Comparison

TLDR;

Here, we’ll compare Purple and Leesa, highlighting each brand’s features and offerings.

Casper vs Leesa

There’s been an explosion of growth in the online mattress industry as of late. New companies are popping up all the time and current companies are continuously fine-tuning their products to meet the growing demand.

But the sheer number of options available can feel overwhelming. That’s why our mattress comparisons are here to help! These detailed overviews break down the most important factors you need to know about the best mattress companies.

Today, we pit Purple and Leesa, two well-known mattress brands, head to head.

Read on for more about both brands and their respective collections, or skip to the summary section, if you’re in a hurry.

Both companies are known for their commitment to quality, excellent customer service (/trial periods), and similar pricing. But there are a few big differences between the two.

Here’s our comprehensive comparison of Purple and Leesa.

Who Is It For?

Both Purple and Leesa offer multiple mattress styles. No matter your sleeping style or firmness preferences, you’ll find an option that works well for your individual needs.

Purple and Leesa both use quality, eco-friendly materials. Although the construction methods are different, both mattresses are breathable and long-lasting.

That said, Purple’s mattresses are arguably better for motion isolation. Their pressure-free Smart Comfort Grid eliminates pressure point and creates a “locked-in” feeling.

Sleepers that prefer a slightly “bouncier” feeling will appreciate the responsive design of Leesa’s mattresses.

Back, side, and stomach sleepers will all find a mattress that works for them from them from Purple and Leesa’s lineups.

purple mattress
Leesa mattress

The Collection

Currently, Purple is selling two main mattresses.

The Original Purple Mattress is, as its name implies, their original model. It utilizes their Smart Comfort Grid to eliminate pressure points.

This mattress is 9.5 inches thick with an all-foam design, including a thin layer of cooling gel in the top memory foam layer.

The New Purple Mattress comes in three varieties. These versions are based on different firmness levels, which are achieved by tweaking the Smart Comfort Grid.

The firmness levels are Medium Firm, Medium, and Medium soft which are 11 inches, 12 inches, and 13 inches thick respectively.

The 11-inch model has a 2-inch gel layer, the 12-inch model has a 3-inch gel layer, and the 14-inch model has a 4-inch gel layer. The thickness of the gel layer is the main factor which affects firmness (more thickness equals more plushness).

Leesa also sells two main models.

The Leesa is their traditional mattress. It utilizes a full-foam construction with a memory foam top layer.

The Sapira has a similar design to the Leesa, except that it combines pocket-spring coils with the memory foam for a different feel.

Here are the prices for The Original Purple Mattress:

Size

“Original” Purple

Twin

n/a

Twin XL

$699

Full

$899

Queen

$999

King

$1,299

California King

$1,299

Here are the prices for the different models of The New Purple Mattress:

Size

“New” Purple 12-Inch

“New” Purple 13-Inch

“New” Purple 14-Inch

Twin

n/a

n/a

n/a

Twin XL

$1,299

$1,899

$2,499

Full

$1,499

$2,099

$2,699

Queen

$1,599

$2,199

$2,799

King

$1,899

$2,699

$3,499

California

$1,899

$2,699

$3,499

Here are the prices for the two different models of Leesa mattresses:

Size

Leesa

Leesa “Sapira”

Twin

$525

$995

Twin XL

$695

$1,095

Full

$855

$1,295

Queen

$995

$1,595

King

$1,195

$1,795

California King

$1,195

$1795

For most of this comparison, we focus on The Original Purple Mattress and the Leesa mattress.

Casper Mattress

  • Great Zoned Support
  • 100-night sleep trial
  • Construction of the Mattress

    Purple’s two mattress model feature very different construction.

    The Original Purple Mattress has an all-foam construction. In addition to a solid foam base, it utilizes a 2-inch top layer made from hyper-elastic polymer.

    It’s this hyper-elastic polymer label that houses Purple’s unique Smart Comfort Grid technology to eliminate pressure points and promote breathability.

    Compare this to The New Purple Mattress. It uses a similar top layer (available in three firmness levels of varying thickness) but replaces the all-foam construction with pocketed springs.

    The foam top layer sits on top of the pocketed springs surrounded by a solid layer of foam encasement. This combination improves support and responsiveness while also allowing the mattress to form to the contours of your body.

    Each of Leesa’s mattress models are constructed differently.

    The Leesa boasts a three-layer all-foam construction. The top layer is for bounce, the second layer contours to your body shape, and the bottom layer provides dense support.

    The Leesa Sapira, on the other hand, has the same top layer and middle layer, but replaces the bottom layer with pocket-spring coils.

    Note that The Original Purple Mattress and Leesa are both all-foam while The New Purple Mattress and Leesa Sapira both have a foam top-layer on top of coils.

    Purple Mattress
    Purple Mattress Structure
    Leesa Mattress

    Trial Period & Guarantee

    Purple offers a 100-night trial on all mattresses.

    They offer a full refund plus a free return if you’re unhappy. They’ll even pick your mattress up for you.

    On top of this, they offer a 10-year warranty if you keep the mattress beyond the 100-night trial.

    Leesa also offers a 100-night trial on all mattresses.

    Like Purple, Leesa offers a full refund plus free returns to most customers. Those living in Alaska and Hawaii, however, must pay a $100 return fee.

    The company recommends you spend at least 30 days with your mattress before returning it.

    They also provide a 10-year limited warranty on their mattresses.

    Although 100 nights should be more than enough to get a feel for your new mattress, a 100-night trial is the industry minimum. Some other manufacturers offer up to a full-year trial.

    Firmness Level

    The Original Purple Mattress has medium-firm support. The Smart Comfort Grid eliminates pressure points for a better night of sleep.

    The New Purple Mattress is available in three firmness levels. Note that even the firmest of the three still has a little give to help eliminate pressure points.

    Both Leesa mattresses are less firm than their Purple counterparts.

    The Leesa and the Leesa Sapira both rank medium-soft, in our opinion. They have a little more “bounce” and “plushness” than Purple models.

    Comfort

    Almost everyone will be able to find a Purple mattress that they like.

    Their models range from very firm support to fluffy and plush. All in all, the mattresses are very comfortable, but each firmness level directly affects the type of comfort.

    Leesa’s mattresses are also comfortable for all sleeping positions, including back, side, and stomach sleepers.

    Although their two models feature very different construction, they both have a top layer made from a proprietary blend of memory foam to contour to your body.

    All Purple mattresses and all Leesa mattresses rate very well in terms of temperature regulation.

    Smell Effect

    Both Purple and Leesa note that their mattresses have a slight “new product” odor. This smell should dissipate quickly. Neither brand uses any materials which could lead to “off-gassing.”

    Leesa Mattress

  • Balanced foam feel
  • 100-night sleep trial
  • Motion Isolation

    Purple is perhaps the best mattress available for motion isolation. The Smart Comfort Grid isolates movement and eliminates motion transfer.

    Leesa, on the other hand, is quite bouncy. Rather than try to eliminate motion, they instead provide a bouncy, plush mattress that contours to your body.

    The Ordering Process

    Purple and Leesa both make the ordering process simple. All you have to do is visit their website, select your mattress type, size, and firmness level, and add the product to your cart.

    purple mattress
    Leesa Mattresses

    Delivery and Packaging

    Purple mattresses are shipped right to your door in a box that weighs between 91 and 175 pounds (depending on the model).

    Leesa also ships its mattresses right to your door. Like Purple’s offerings, they come rolled up in a box. Unwrap the mattress and wait for it to expand.

    Conclusion

    So what’s the right mattress for my needs?

    Feeling stuck between Purple and Leesa mattresses? Considering the advantages of one over the other? Look no further – after our full comparison, let’s check out the final word on the differences and benefits of each.

    The Purple is a quality, popular brand offering two mattress models. The Original Purple is a foam-only mattress with one firmness level while the New Purple is a foam and springs option in 3 different firmness levels. Purple mattresses are constructed with the signature Smart Comfort Grid open cell foam inner that gives a supportive, comfortable and cooling sleep.

    The Leesa brand offers two mattress options. The traditional Leesa is made of 3 layers of foam with a supportive memory foam top. The Leesa Sapira model is similar, yet also incorporates coils for a more supportive feel. Booth Leesa mattresses are medium soft, with a bouncier effect, making them suitable for back and side sleeping positions.

    While the New Purple and Leesa Sapira are highly comparable in terms of quality, comfort and price point, the key difference is firmness, with Leesa at the softer end and Purple at the firmer end of the spectrum. Even so, neither are soft or firm in the extreme, meaning they will suit the preferences of many people – and maybe you too!

    Casper Mattress

  • Great Zoned Support
  • 100-night sleep trial
  • Lee Levy

    Lee Levy

    Lee is an experienced reviewer and passionate about trying new products. She is a side sleeper and always looking to ways to avoid back pains in her sleep. Lee is a mom for two little princesses and a devoted wife, living in Brooklyn, NYC.