Keetsa Mattress Review
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Keetsa is another long-term player in the online mattress game, one of the few that began manufacturing mattresses for sale before the industry exploded with other direct-to-consumer mattress vendors.
That’s probably why Keetsa seems well-poised to attack the market. It works to sway you with its sheer numbers of options—seven different mattresses covering a range of firmness levels and details, in foam styles and hybrid styles.
Keetsa has been making mattresses at its San Francisco home base since 2007 and does things a little differently.
They buck convention by not specializing in a single mattress type but creating versions of both all-foam and hybrid mattresses. They buck convention by flooding the works with price and firmness options. They buck it by charging a return fee (10 percent of the purchase price) if someone decides to send the mattress back when so many online outfits handle the shipping themselves.
Even though Keetsa gives you options to choose from and you should be able to find a mattress in their stable that works for you, please know that Keetsa mattresses start firmer than most. If you like a softer mattress, you’ll find tough going.
Here are some special qualities of the Keetsa mattress brand:
- Seven different types of mattresses to fulfill a range of needs
- 100 percent cotton fabric cover is treated with flame retardant materials
- Their hybrid, coil, foam mattresses use the same individually wrapped coil system
- Coils are thick, 13 gauge, and that’s what gives the mattresses their firmness
- 12-year warranty is two years longer than most warranties
- 90-night sleep trial period
- May activate return and refund after 30 days
- Refund will be minus 10 percent of the purchase price to cover processing.
Keetsa offers seven different types of mattresses in foam or hybrid versions. Because of the plethora of choices, we’ll try to curate the information, noting which versions share characteristics and which are unique to each mattress.
We will do all of that legwork because we are just that kind of people.
Keetsa has two all-foam mattresses:
Keetsa sells four models of coil-foam hybrid mattresses:
The Tea Leaf Supreme and Keetsa Cloud are both made of foam so they’ll be naturally less firm than the other five hybrid mattresses. Still, both are best described as medium firm. Keetsa Pillow Plus is medium firm
The Tea Leaf Dream would be considered luxury firm, since it uses a slightly different coil system, one that is that’s wrapped in foam. Sinking down into it won’t be as harsh once you hit the support layer
The hybrid Tea Leaf Classic, Keetsa Latex, and Keetsa Plus are all on the very firm side of the firmness scale.
The Team Leaf Supreme and Keetsa Cloud will not perform as well at edge support as the coil-foam hybrids that are the Tea Leaf Dream, Tea Leaf Classic, Keetsa Latex, Keetsa Pillow Plus or Keetsa Plus.
All-foam offerings usually don’t. The hybrids, with some coil support, will hold you up while sitting or sleeping on the edge, and give some contouring to your body if you’re a side sleeper.
The Team Leaf Supreme and Keetsa Cloud will do a bit better job of isolating movement in beds shared by two people. Foam mattresses have always done a good job at this.
On the other hand, coil-foam hybrids—Tea Leaf Dream, Tea Leaf Classic, Keetsa Latex, Keetsa Pillow Plus or Keetsa Plus—will register some movement, more than the foam versions, but to varying degrees.
The way mattresses are built these days, most of them fall in the middle of the pack for motion transfer. It’s rare for a person sleeping in a new mattress these days to get rousted out of a deep sleep by a partner who needs to use the restroom.
The cover of each mattress depends on the price point. The most expensive in the lot will feature a hemp-blend jacquard fabric that is cool and breathable and fire-safe. Others will use an organic, fire-safe cotton cover.
The first real layer is actually the cover quilted with either memory foam (Keetsa Cloud), wool padding (Keetsa Latex) or both padding and memory foam (TL Supreme, TL Classic), TL Dream) to cushion the sleeper. Obviously, the quilting keeps material in place and helps with breathability.
At the very top of the Keetsa Pillow Plus and Keetsa Plus, the cover fabric and wool padding are quilted with a fire-safe layer sandwiched in between.
The next layer in the TL Supreme and Keetsa Cloud is a fire-safe “Inner cover”.
The rest of the layers in the all-foam mattress are different layers, densities and thicknesses of memory foam for contouring and support. For example, the TL Dream has a slab of innovative foam that mimics the bounce and pressure relief of latex.
The rest of the layers in the hybrid mattresses include coil layers from 7.5-8 inches thick. The coils make sure the mattresses respond to shifts in sleep position. Because they’re individually wrapped, they also do a good job contouring to the body’s specific curves. They help keep your back aligned because they’re able to accommodate your hips and shoulders
Here is a breakdown of the Keetsa mattress:
- Twin: 39″ x 75″
- Full: 54” x 75”
- Queen: 60” x 80”
- King: 76” x 80”
- Cal King: 72” x 84”
82 pounds (queen)
|Tea Leaf Supreme – 12 inches||Tea Leaf Classic – 13 inches|
|Keetsa Cloud – 10 inches||Keetsa Pillow+ – 11 inches|
|Tea Leaf Dream – 14 inches||Keetsa Plus – 9 inches|
Keetsa gives you a slightly shorter-than-average trial period of 90 days. And they want you to sleep on it for 30 days before you decide if the mattress works for you and before you qualify for a refund. The refund will be 10 percent less than the price you paid for the mattress; that goes towards processing the refund and return.
Warning: If you buy your mattress on Amazon or other retailers not named Keetsa, you are not eligible for the 90-night sleep trail. You’ll have to follow the other companies’ rules about returning the mattress.
Keetsa offers a 12-year warranty protecting you from manufacturer’s defects and sags that are 1.5 inches or deeper.
This is slightly better than the industry “standard” of 10 years. Keetsa will decide to repair or replace the mattress during the life of the warranty. As with most mattress companies, the warranty is only valid if you use the proper base or foundation (firm, rigid, smooth surface). Keetsa mattresses should not be used on adjustable foundations. If you do put it on an adjustable frame, guess what? Yep, it voids the warranty.
Delivery & Setup
Keetsa mattresses are compressed and wrapped in plastic and then shipped in a box.
Keetsa will deliver to the lower 48 states and shipping is free. Deliveries to most areas in Canada are also free and Keetsa will pay the duty and customs fees. But anyone who lives in an outlying area of Canada or in Alaska and Hawaii should call Keetsa to get a delivery quote.
Keetsa will get you the mattress within 5-7 business days after you place the order. Customers who live near the showrooms in the Bay Area of California, Los Angeles and New York City, who want Keetsa to take away their old mattress may work that out with the actual store.
Once you take the mattress out of the box and plastic wrapping and place it on its frame and foundation, the mattress will expand to its full size within 1 to 3 days.
Keetsa has “sleep guides” ready to field questions via phone seven days per week. The best way to reach the company proper is by filling out the email submission form and waiting for a reply. You want access to a company that’s trying to fulfill every dream a sleeper has with seven different mattress options.
Keetsa also has six brick-and-mortar stores that you are free to call for information and feedback during store hours. All of the physical stores—Berkeley, Los Angeles and San Francisco in California, and another in New York City—are also open seven days per week. If you need to see the mattress in person before you buy, consider a road trip.
(See scale below)
- Tea Leaf Supreme $$$ — Needs own foundation; using adjustable base will void the warranty
- Keetsa Cloud $$ to low $$$ — Need own foundation; firm, try mattress topper for comfort
- Tea Leaf Dream $$$
- Tea Leaf Classic high $$ to $$$
- Keetsa Latex high $$ to $$$
- Keetsa Pillow Plus $$
- Keetsa Plus high $ to $$
|$$$$||$2,000 – $4,000|
Keetsa mattresses are going to be firmer than you might expect. They use some seriously dense support foam and super strong coils in the mattresses with coils, so it’s best to go in knowing that. Their firmest mattress would be considered extra firm and their softest is more like medium firm.
- The Tea Leaf Supreme is a great all-form choice for side sleepers, though any position is fine on this one. The foam layer contours to the hips and shoulders to relieve pressure.
- The Keetsa Cloud is an all-foam choice recommended for side sleepers and anyone who likes a properly firm bed. May not be a good choice if you sleep on your back or stomach because the foam here doesn’t contour like you might need it to.
- The Tea Leaf Dream is Keetsa’s most luxurious mattress. It’s more on the medium side of firm. The layers graduate in firmness from top to bottom. Your body should naturally find its sweet spot of support.
- The Tea Leaf Classic is a hybrid with a lot of foam layers at the top. It is more firm though not as intense as the Keetsa Cloud. Some of the firmness comes from high-density foam. Stomach and back sleepers may like this better.
- The Keetsa Pillow Plus hybrid is a lower-priced option, though still comfortable. Could be a good choice for college students or for the guest room. Good if you change positions at night or the mattress has to work for a lot of people.
- The Keetsa Plus is the least expensive and most basic Keetsa mattress. It’s great for back and stomach sleepers. Again, it’s on the firmer side, but not as hard as the Keetsa Latex. If you like a firm mattress, here’s a more affordable option in the Keetsa inventory.
Keetsa uses high-quality materials but does run at a higher price point than other direct-to-consumer mattress sellers.
You have a ton of options, though. You stand a great chance of finding the right mattress for your needs.