Leesa Legend Mattress Review

When I think of Leesa, I think of the work the company puts into making an affordable, quality mattress. Then I think of how well those mattresses fit average sleepers like me. Read on to understand why choosing a Leesa may guarantee you a great  sleeping experience.

Leesa Legend In-Depth Review 

We know that Leesa makes mattresses that feel expensive without making us feel smothered by the cost. Leesa also feels like a good company because they started as regular folks, who weren’t sleeping well, who decided to build a mattress so people could sleep better.

Now the company is adding to the Leesa mattresses line by introducing the Leesa Legend. The Legend is a foam-and-coil hybrid mattress with comfortable and natural materials closest to your skin on the outside and innovative design features help your body rest more comfortably on the inside.

The Leesa Legend is the second hybrid from Leesa. They spent over two years and 60 prototypes figuring out ways to make a better hybrid. In the end, Leesa made created another great mattress, except this time actually at a higher price. 

The cover is made of merino wool and organic cotton, which is also woven with material from up to 76 recycled plastic bottles. The hybrid has four layers of different types of memory foam in the comfort layer. There are two different layers of pocket coils, for more contouring and bounce, in the support layer.

The premium foams give the Leesa Legend pressure-relieving qualities, but the coils adapt to different body types so make it a good choice regardless of sleeping position.

It should be obvious now why the Leesa Legend costs more than other Leesa models. I don’t think you should get hung up on the cost. The company tests mattresses by pounding them mechanically for the equivalent of 10-15 years. Afterward, the mattress had lost barely .002 of an inch in height. Will you be able to tell the difference?

While I think perfection is elusive, the Leesa Legend may still force us to ask ourselves, “Have I found the perfect mattress?”

Leesa Legend Highlights

Uses recycled plastic bottles. The Legend cover is woven from natural fibers (merino wool, organic cotton) that wick away moisture, and other fibers created from recycled plastic bottles. Hallelujah. Another use for used plastic bottles!

Dual, hybrid-pocket spring system: The top micro-pocket spring layer is paired with some foam that relieves pressure at your hips and shoulders. Then there’s a second base layer, a thicker layer, of 1,000+ pocket springs. They work together to nearly eliminate motion transfer.

Compressed in a box for shipping: About that dual pocket-spring system, it’s the first of its kind that a manufacturer can still ship compressed in a box.

Sleepers the Leesa Legend Serves Best

The Leesa Legend is well-suited for most body types. Because it’s a hybrid, anyone willing to give it a try should find parts that feel familiar to them. If you like memory foam, there’s plenty in the top-most layers. If you need bounce and durability of coils, the Leesa Legend has them. Remember, because it has coil layers, the Leesa Legend may feel firmer to lighter people and more medium to heavier people.

For most average-weighted sleepers, the Leesa Legend should work for back and side sleepers. It’ll support and curve around the lower back of the back sleeper.  With four layers of foams and two types of coils, the mattress easily contours around hips and shoulders for side sleepers. However, the Leesa Legend might be a smidge too firm for stomach sleepers who still need contouring over the tummy.

Pros

Cons

Adapts to most sleep positions and body types

Foams are CertiPUR-US® certified

Hypoallergenic cover

Free shipping and free returns (except in Hawaii and Alaska)

100-night trial period

Made in the USA

Year-round discounts for military, first-responders, students & teachers

Donates 1 mattress to charity or every 10 mattresses sold

Plants one tree for every mattress sold in partnership with Arbor Day Foundation

Certified B Corp

Competitively priced in luxury hybrid market, still expensive for many

Heavyweight, up to 150 pounds for the king-sized versions

Leesa Legend Construction

The Leesa Legend is put together from six layers of foam and innerspring, ordered in a way to offer provide support, comfort, contouring, breathability, and durability.

The top layer is 1 inch of comfort foam, perforated with holes so that air circulates and carries away excess heat. The breathable foam is exclusive to the Legend.

The second layer is 1 inch of body-contouring memory foam to relieve pressure. 

The third layer is 1.5 inches of micro-pocket springs relieves pressure and keeps the mattress stable. These top coils and the bottom support layer of coils give couples edge-to-edge support.

The fourth layer is a 1-inch transition layer of core support foam to hold up the middle of your body.

The fifth layer is 6 inches of a 15-gauge pocket spring system also gives support to the edge of the mattress. This “quick-response” layer adapts whenever you move or shift.

The bottom layer is another 1 inch of support foam.

Leesa Legend Sizing and Specs

MODEL SIZE DIMENSIONS WEIGHT HEIGHT PRICE
Twin XL 36” x 80” 81 lbs 12 inches $1,999
Full 53” x 75” 103 lbs 12 inches $2,299
Queen 60” x 80” 119 lbs 12 inches $2,499
King 76” x 80” 149 lbs 12 inches $2,999
California King 72” x 84” 149 lbs 12 inches $2,999

Leesa Legend Buying Experience

Shipping, Delivery and Returns

Leesa will ship the mattress, compressed in a box, for free to all 50 states, via UPS Ground. Leesa makes mattresses to order. Once completed, they arrive within 3-6 days. You can also pay for white-glove service, but that adds 7 days to the process.

The Leesa Legend Trial Period

You have 100 days to test the mattress. Leesa requires you to sleep on it for 30 days first.  If you decide you don’t like the Legend, initiate the return with Leesa customer service. Returns are free unless you live in Alaska or Hawaii. Those require a $100 fee.

The company, committed to helping others as a certified B Corp, donates returned mattresses to children’s charities. Leesa will ask for a $49 Bed Adoption Fee to help them find a place.

Warranty 

The Leesa Legend comes with a 10-year limited warranty for the original purchaser. You can get a free replacement or repair if a covered defect under is found. The warranty assumes you’re using the mattress on a foundation that supports the mattress and sleeper. 

The warranty covers unexplained indentations of greater than 1 inch or flaws due to workmanship. The warranty won’t cover normal wear and tear, a change in preference or problems that come from you abusing the mattress.

Availability

You can buy Leesa mattresses at West Elm and Pottery Barn stores, or online at either store and Leesa.com.

Leesa Legend Rating and Conclusion

This third offering from Leesa is high-end in both quality and price. It offers an elevated sleeping experience.  

The cover is made of natural fibers and recycled material. There are four layers of luxury foam paired with a dual, hybrid-pocket system. Even the top layer of foam is perforated to help with cooling. 

Also, Leesa is a certified B corp, fulfilling the highest standards for social responsibility. In the company’s 2018 impact report, Leesa reports that they planted 255,000 trees, volunteered over 2,130 hours and donated over 32,000 mattresses through 2018 alone.

As if all of that didn’t make you feel great, Leesa gives you in-home delivery and mattress removal for free with your Leesa Legend purchase. 


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