Leesa Pillow Reviews

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Quick Overview

Also known for its memory foam mattress and other sleep accessories, Leesa offers two pillow models:

  • The Leesa Pillow is a one-piece pillow with an Avena polyfoam core. The foam is aerated with tiny holes for added ventilation. This pillow also comes with a removable cover made of polyester and rayon. The Leesa Pillow is ‘Medium’ in terms of firmness, and has a 5″ loft.
  • The Leesa Hybrid Pillow is a reversible pillow with different components and firmness settings on each side. The ‘Medium Soft’ side is quilted and contoured, and padded with down alternative microfibers. The ‘Medium Firm’ side is flat and padded with a cooling gel insert. The pillow also has polyester interlining that is removable and machine-washable; it can also serve as a low-loft standalone pillow. The Leesa Hybrid Pillow also comes with a cover made from Tencel® lyocell and nylon.

Each Leesa pillow offers a different sleep experience. The Leesa Pillow conforms closely to the sleeper’s head, neck, and shoulders to alleviate pressure points and improve spinal alignment for sleepers. The solid-foam core maintains a full shape and never requires fluffing. The ventilation holes also allow it to sleep cooler than other solid-foam pillows.

The Leesa Hybrid Pillow is a great choice for sleeper’s who’s pillow surface preferences vary from night to night. With two distinct sides, the hybrid pillow provides completely different feels. The cooling gel side sleeps fairly cool, while the down-alternative side feels exceptionally soft.

Leesa offers free standard shipping to customers in all 50 states, and deliveries are available to Canada as well. The pillows have above-average price-points, with the Leesa Hybrid being the more expensive option. Both pillows are backed by 100-night sleep trials and three-year warranties.

Read on to learn more about the Leesa Pillow and Leesa Hybrid Pillow in terms of construction, pricing, and performance. This guide also includes an overview of Leesa’s shipping, return, and warrant policies, along with some similar pillow recommendations.

Pros
  • Two distinct models with differing firmness/thickness settings
  • Good temperature neutrality for hot sleepers
  • Free shipping in the U.S.
Cons
  • Some odor potential
  • Minimal moldability

Informing Our Review

432 verified customer experiences — 15 hours of testing — 3 expert consultations

Recommendations

A sleeper’s experience with a pillow often depends on his/her body type and preferred position. The ratings listed below for the Leesa Pillow and Leesa Hybrid Pillow reflect feedback from owners and product-testers with varying weights and position preferences.

Pillow Model Sleep Position Lightweight Sleeper Rating (Less than 130 lbs) Average Weight Sleeper Rating (130 to 230 lbs) Heavyweight Sleeper Rating (More than 230 lbs)
Leesa Pillow Side Good Very Good Good
Back Very Good Very Good Good
Stomach Fair Fair Fair
Leesa Hybrid Pillow Side Very Good Very Good Good
Back Very Good Very Good Very Good
Stomach Good Good Good

For more information on sleeping positions please see our pillow guides for side, back, and stomach sleepers.

Ratings

Now let’s see how customers and testers rate the Leesa Pillow and Leesa Pillow based on factors like durability, odor potential, and pressure relief Our findings are below.

Category Criteria Leesa Pillow Rating What Leesa Pillow Users Say
Category

Durability

Criteria

The average pillow will perform for two to three years before it needs to be replaced; the expected lifespan is usually tied to its material composition.

Rating

Good

What Buyers Say

The Leesa Pillow’s expected lifespan is about two and a half years, which is comparable to that of the average solid-foam model; indentations may occur with regular use.

Category

Firmness Options

Criteria

Pillows that are sold in one firmness setting are more limiting to customers compared to those that are available in multiple settings.

Rating

Poor

What Buyers Say

The Leesa Pillow is exclusively available in a ‘Medium’ firmness setting; it may not be suitable for those who prefer soft or firm surfaces.

Category

Shape Retention

Criteria

Some pillows require constant fluffing in order to maintain a full, supportive shape, while others need very little maintenance.

Rating

Very Good

What Buyers Say

As is the case with most solid-foam pillows, the Leesa Pillow never needs to be fluffed and maintains a full, consistent shape.

Category

Moldability

Criteria

Pillows that are exceptionally moldable are good options for sleepers who like to snuggle with a pillow or place one between their knees or under their legs.

Rating

Fair

What Buyers Say

The Leesa Pillow is softer than many of its solid-foam competitors, but it is not very moldable or snuggly.

Category

Conforming

Criteria

Some pillows conform closely to the sleeper’s head, neck, and shoulders to alleviate aches and pains.

Rating

Very Good

What Buyers Say

The Avena foam core of the Leesa Pillow offers close conforming for good pressure relief and improved spinal alignment for side sleepers.

Category

Temperature Neutrality

Criteria

Some pillows absorb body heat from sleepers and feel excessively warm, which can in turn cause discomfort issues for the sleeper.

Rating

Good

What Buyers Say

Solid-foam pillows generally sleep warmer than other models, but the Leesa Pillow is ventilated to promote stronger airflow and provide better temperature neutrality.

Category

Odor Potential

Criteria

Most pillows emit some off-gassing odor when new, but some are associated with lingering and/or excessive smells.

Rating

Good

What Buyers Say

The Leesa Pillow may off-gas when new but it does not appear to cause long-lasting odor issues.

Category

Weight

Criteria

Most pillows are light by design, but those weighing more than five pounds can be difficult to move and adjust for some sleepers.

Rating

Good

What Buyers Say

The Leesa Pillow weighs roughly five pounds in a King size, making it fairly light and easy to adjust.

Category

Ease of Cleaning

Criteria

Most pillows sold today can be washed and dried in machines, but some require care measures that are more time-intensive and/or costly.

Rating

Good

What Buyers Say

The Leesa Pillow’s cover is removable and machine-washable, but the foam is spot-clean only.

Category Criteria Leesa Hybrid Pillow Rating What Leesa Hybrid Pillow Users Say
Category

Durability

Criteria

The average pillow needs to be replaced after two to three years of regular use, but material composition largely determines the product’s expected lifespan.

Rating

Good

What Buyers Say

The Leesa Hybrid Pillow has an expected lifespan of two to two and a half years, which is normal for pillows with down alternative fill.

Category

Firmness Options

Criteria

Some pillows are available in one firmness setting, which is limiting to customers, while others come in multiple settings to accommodate a wider range of sleepers.

Rating

Good

What Buyers Say

One side of the Leesa Hybrid Pillow is ‘Medium Soft’ and the other is ‘Medium Firm.’ This range accommodates the majority of sleepers, as well as those with varying firmness preferences from night to night.

Category

Shape Retention

Criteria

Some pillows require constant fluffing and shaking in order to maintain a full shape.

Rating

Good

What Buyers Say

Many down alternative pillows require constant fluffing, but the Leesa Hybrid Pillow’s down alternative side is compartmentalized in baffle-quilted that evenly disperse the microfibers.

Category

Moldability

Criteria

Moldable pillows are ideal for those who snuggle with a pillow during the night or use a pillow bolster between their knees and/or under their legs.

Rating

Good

What Buyers Say

The quilted side of the Leesa Hybrid Pillow is padded with cuddly down alternative fibers, while the flat side (with the gel insert) is not as moldable.

Category

Conforming

Criteria

Pillows that conform closely to the sleeper’s head, neck, and shoulders tend to provide more pain and pressure relief than those that conform less.

Rating

Fair

What Buyers Say

Neither side of the Leesa Hybrid Pillow conforms very closely.

Category

Temperature Neutrality

Criteria

Pillows that absorb an excessive amount of body heat from sleepers tend to feel uncomfortably warm.

Rating

Very Good

What Buyers Say

The Leesa Hybrid Pillow provides strong temperature neutrality; the quilted side provides good air circulation while the gel-insert side offers extra cooling.

Category

Odor Potential

Criteria

Pillows usually produce some initial odor when new, but some models are associated with long-term off-gassing smells.

Rating

Very Good

What Buyers Say

Though some initial odors may occur, off-gassing does not appear to be a major issue with the Leesa Hybrid Pillow.

Category

Weight

Criteria

Most pillows are relatively light, but heavier models can be difficult to lift and adjust for some.

Rating

Poor

What Buyers Say

The Leesa Hybrid Pillow weighs eight pounds in a Queen size, making it heavier than most of its competitors and potentially difficult to move for some.

Category

Ease of Cleaning

Criteria

Most pillows sold today can be washed and dried in machines, but some require extra care measures that can be more expensive and/or time-consuming.

Rating

Good

What Buyers Say

The Leesa Hybrid Pillow’s cover and polyester interlining are removable and can be washed/dried in machines, but the gel insert is spot-clean only.

As you can see, the Leesa Pillow and Leesa Hybrid Pillow earned different ratings in most categories. The Leesa Pillow – which contains solid, ventilated foam – provides close conforming, alleviates a fair amount of pain, and maintains a consistent shape.

The Leesa Hybrid Pillow, on the other hand, offers a flippable design with different materials and firmness settings. It sleeps very cool and is exceptionally moldable too.

In terms of drawbacks, the Leesa Pillow is sold in one firmness setting and requires spot-cleaning, while the Leesa Hybrid Pillow does not conform very much and is exceptionally heavy.

What You Need to Know about Leesa Pillows

Product Construction & Firmness

First, let’s look at how the Leesa Pillow and Leesa Hybrid Pillow are built. The following table lists firmness, thickness, and material composition specs for both models.

Product Name Firmness Options Loft Interior Components Cover Components
Leesa Pillow ‘Medium’ 5″ Ventilated Avena Polyfoam 55% rayon
45% polyester
Leesa Hybrid Pillow Quilted Side: ‘Medium Soft’
Flat Side: ‘Medium Firm’
5″ Quilted Side: Down Alternative Microfibers
Flat Side: Cooling Gel Insert
60% Tencel® lyocell
40% Nylon
Removable Polyester Interlining

Pricing & Sizing

Next let’s look at the dimensions of each available size for Leesa’s pillow models, along with current price-points.

Size Dimensions Loft Availability Price
Standard 18W” x 26L” (Leesa Pillow)
16W” x 24L” (Leesa Hybrid)
5″ Both models $75 (Leesa Pillow)
$99 (Leesa Hybrid)
Queen 16W” x 28L” 5″ Leesa Hybrid $109
King 18L” x 32L” 5″ Leesa Pillow $95

Firmness Options: The Leesa Pillow is ‘Medium’ on both sides. The Leesa Hybrid Pillow has a ‘Medium Soft’ quilted side and a ‘Medium Firm’ flat side.
Package Deals: Each Leesa Pillow purchase includes a satin pillowcase at no extra charge.

Delivery & Product Care

Delivery Anywhere in the U.S. and Canada
Product Care Care measures vary by model
Full delivery and product care details

Delivery

Where Can the Pillow Be Shipped?: Leesa ships pillows anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.
Delivery Fee: Standard shipping is free to all 50 states; customers in Canada will incur additional delivery charges.

Delivery Policy: The delivery policy for Leesa is as follows:

  1. All deliveries are coordinated through UPS Ground. Most customers receive their order within two to eight business days.
  2. After 24 hours have elapsed since the order, customers will incur extra fees for changing their shipping information.
  3. Expedited shipping is not available.

Caring for Your Leesa Pillow

Instructions for First Time Use: Leesa pillows do not require any special treatments prior to first-time use. However, fluffing the Leesa Hybrid Pillow after unpackaging can help it expand to a full shape.

Cleaning Instructions for the Leesa Pillow are as follows:

  • Remove the cover and machine-wash in cold water with mild detergent.
  • Tumble dry the cover on a low or no-heat setting.
  • The foam core should only be spot cleaned. Use cold water and allow foam to air dry before re-covering.

Cleaning instructions for the Leesa Hybrid Pillow are as follows:

  • Remove cover and interlining from the pillow and machine-wash in warm water on a gentle cycle.
  • Tumble-dry the cover on a low setting; air-dry the interlining.
  • The gel insert is spot-clean only.

Sleep Trial & Warranty

Sleep trial 100 nights
Warranty 3 years
Full trial period and warranty details

Trial Period and Guarantee

Leesa offers a 100-night sleep trial for both pillow models.

  1. This sleep trial does not include a break-in period of any kind; customers may return the pillow at any point of the trial.
  2. Leesa will pay all shipping and transportation costs associated with returns. A prepaid shipping label will be mailed to customers who request a return.

Warranty

Leesa offers a 3-year warranty for all pillows.

  1. This warranty is entirely nonprorated.
  2. Owners must cover all shipping and transportation charges associated with pillow repairs, but Leesa will pay all additional costs.
  3. The warranty will not cover normal changes in pillow softness or other forms of wear and tear, changes in the owner’s comfort preferences, or physical damage such as burns, cuts, or stains.
  4. This warranty is non-transferable. It only applies to original owners who purchase their pillow from Leesa or an authorized retailer. Those who buy or acquire their pillow from the original owner or a non-authorized retailer will not receive warranty coverage.

Similar Pillow Options

Leesa Casper Helix Layla

Model(s)

Leesa

Leesa Pillow
Leesa Hybrid Pillow

Casper Pillow

Helix Pillow
Helix Ultra-Cool Pillow
Helix Wedge Pillow

Layla Pillow

Pillow Type

Leesa

Solid, ventilated polyfoam (Leesa Pillow)
Flippable with quilted down alternative and cooling gel sides (Leesa Hybrid Pillow)

Polyester microfiber

Memory foam and down alternative (Helix Pillow/Ultra-Cool Pillow)
Gel memory foam and polyfoam (Helix Wedge Pillow)

Shredded memory foam and kapok tree fibers

Cover

Leesa

Rayon and polyester (Leesa Pillow)
Tencel® lyocell and nylon (Leesa Hybrid Pillow)

Pima cotton-percale

Tencel® lyocell and polyester blend (Helix Pillow)
Polyester and polyethylene blend (Helix Ultra-Cool Pillow)
Rayon and polyester blend (Helix Wedge Pillow)

Polyester, viscose, and Lycra® spandex

Price Range (est.)

Leesa

$75 to $95 (Leesa Pillow)
$99 to $109 (Leesa Hybrid Pillow)

$75 to $95

$85 to $99 (Helix Pillow)
$115 to $129 (Helix Ultra-Cool Pillow)
$95 (Helix Wedge Pillow)

$74 to $94

Loft Range

Leesa

5″ (both models)

5″ to 6″

Adjustable loft (Helix Pillow/Ultra-Cool Pillow)
10″ (Helix Wedge Pillow)

4″

Firmness Options

Leesa

‘Medium’ (Leesa Pillow)
Flippable, with ‘Medium Soft’ and ‘Medium Firm’ sides (Leesa Hybrid Pillow)

‘Medium Soft’

‘Medium Soft’ to ‘Medium Firm’ (Helix Pillow/Ultra-Cool Pillow)
‘Medium Firm’ (Helix Wedge Pillow)

‘Medium Soft’

Availability

Leesa

Online & in-store

Online & in-store

Online

Online

Sleep Trial

Leesa

100 nights

100 nights

100 nights

120 nights

Warranty Length

Leesa

3 years

3 years

3 years (Helix Pillow/Ultra-Cool Pillow)
1 year (Helix Wedge Pillow)

5 years

Company Information

Customer Service

7 out of 10 owner experiences show customers have had a positive experience with Leesa, irrespective of whether or not they liked their pillow.

Company History

Leesa was established in 2014.

BBB Rating

A+

Physical Stores

Leesa owns and operates two ‘Dream Gallery’ brick-and-mortar showrooms in New York City and Virginia Beach.

Contact Leesa

[email protected] | 1-844-335-3372 (1-844-33-LEESA) | Leesa.com

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