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Leesa Sleep, LLC, was founded in 2014. The brand’s flagship model, the Leesa mattress, features a mixed-foam comfort system with layers of Avena® foam and memory foam. The support core is made of polyfoam.
Purple launched in 2015 and began selling mattresses in 2016. The company’s flagship mattress has a comfort system with a top layer of buckling column gel and a bottom layer of polyfoam; the support core is constructed from high-density polyfoam.
Please note that Leesa also offers the Sapira. This hybrid mattress model has a memory foam comfort system and a pocketed coil support core. The Sapira is not included on this comparison page; only the flagship Leesa and Purple models will be discussed.
Both the Leesa and Purple mattresses have received above-average customer satisfaction ratings. This page will explore the unique characteristics, benefits, and drawbacks of each model and compare them in terms of construction, performance, and price, as well as the customer policies and reputations of Leesa and Purple.
Pros of the Leesa mattress include:
Pros of the Purple mattress include:
You might not be suited for the Leesa mattress if:
You might not be suited for the Purple mattress if:
The table below lists current prices for the Leesa and Purple mattresses in all available sizes.
|Mattress Model||Twin||Twin XL||Full||Queen||King||California King|
A full breakdown of components and dimensions for the Leesa and Purple mattresses is found in the table below.
|Product Name||Firmness Rating||Thickness||Weight (Queen Size)||Support Core Components||Comfort Layer Components||Cover Components|
|Leesa||6 (Medium Firm)||10″||67 lbs||6″ 1.8 PCF Foam (32 ILD)||2″ 3.65 PCF Avena Foam (20 ILD)
2″ 3 Memory PCF Polyfoam (9 ILD)
|Woven Polyester and Lycra® Spandex|
|Purple||6.5 (Medium Firm)||9 1/2″||110 lbs||3.5″ 1.8 PCF Polyfoam||2″ Buckling Column Gel
4″ 2 PCF Polyfoam
4% Lycra® spandex
The next four tables take a closer look at sleep trials, warranty terms, customer service, and other policies associated with Leesa and Purple mattresses. The first one includes details about shipping and deliveries.
|Delivery fee||No charge for standard deliveries||No charge for standard deliveries in the continental U.S.; additional fees for customers in Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada|
|Where do they deliver?||United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, and the United Kingdom||United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada|
|How is the mattress shipped?||Compressed, vacuum-sealed, and shipped in a box||The Purple mattress is compressed, vacuum-sealed, and shipped in a vinyl tube; The New Purple is not compressed and is shipped in a flat box|
|Shipping box weight||Not disclosed||Not disclosed|
|Estimated delivery time (from original order)||4 to 10 business days||2 to 7 business days|
|Online availability||Leesa.com, Amazon.com||Purple.com, Amazon.com|
|Amazon.com customer rating||4.2 (630 reviews)||4.3 (505 reviews)|
|Brick-and-mortar availability||Leesa operates one brick-and-mortar store in New York City.||Purple does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations|
|Courier used for delivery||UPS Ground||UPS and FedEx|
|White Glove delivery?
For an extra fee, some mattress sellers provide in-home assembly and packaging waste disposal
|Leesa does not offer White Glove delivery.||Purple does not offer White Glove delivery.|
|Old mattress removal?
For an extra fee, some mattress sellers will remove a customer’s old mattress during the delivery and transport it to a recycling facility or donation center
|Leesa does not offer old mattress removal.||Purple does not offer old mattress removal.|
The next table features information about the mattress sleep trials offered by Leesa and Purple.
|Sleep trial length
Most sleep trials last at least 60 nights
|100 nights||100 nights|
|Mandatory break-in period?
Some mattress sellers require mattress buyers to test out their mattress for a certain length of time before they can return or exchange it
Some mattress companies require mattress owners to pay transportation and handling fees associated with their mattress return
|Leesa mattress returns are free for customers in the lower 48 states, but customers in Alaska and Hawaii must pay a $100 return fee.||None; Purple will send personnel to pick up the mattress from the owner’s residence and transport it to a recycling facility or donation center for no extra charge.|
|Other fees||Leesa will deduct ‘the value of any reward card received with purchase’ from the mattress refund.||None|
Some mattress sellers allow customers to exchange their mattress for a different model or firmness during the sleep trial
|Not disclosed.||Yes; one exchange is allowed during the sleep trial.|
|Sleep trial available for Amazon.com customers?
In some cases, Amazon.com customers and others who do not buy their mattress directly from the brand will not qualify for the company’s sleep trial
|Yes; Amazon.com customers qualify for a full 100-night sleep trial.||No; Purple mattresses purchased on Amazon.com qualify for that website’s standard 30-night mattress sleep trial.|
The third table compares Leesa and Purple in terms of mattress warranty coverage and terms.
|Warranty length||10 years||10 years|
During nonprorated periods, mattress owners can have their defective mattress replaced without paying a percentage of the original product price
|Full nonprorated||Full nonprorated|
In most cases, prorated costs of replacing a mattress are calculated by multiplying a percentage of the original product price by the number of years of ownership
Some mattress companies hold owners responsible for paying shipping and handling fees associated with repairing or replacing a defective mattress
|Owners are responsible for shipping and handling charges associated with mattress repairs or replacements.||Owners are responsible for shipping and handling charges associated with mattress repairs or replacements.|
In many cases, a mattress seller will void an owner’s warranty if an adequate foundation is not used to support the mattress
|‘A solid base or foundation substantial enough to support the mattress and occupant(s)’.||‘A firm, flat, solid-surface, non-spring foundation (whether non-moving type or adjustable type) sufficiently strong to remain flat and firm under the weight of the mattress and its users… A sufficient frame on which the foundation rests must provide sturdy support for both the mattress and foundation and in the case of a queen or larger must have 5 or more legs including a center support’.|
Most mattress sellers will only repair or replace indented mattresses if the sagging reaches a certain depth
The last table details the customer service offerings and company reputations of both mattress brands.
|Customer service rating (1-10)
This number is based on Tuck data
|Better Business Bureau Rating||A-||D|
|Online customer chat?||Yes||Yes|
|Phone number||1-844-335-3372 (calls only)||1-888-848-8456 (calls only)|
|Phone availability||Monday to Friday: 9am to 9pm EST||Monday to Friday: 8am to 7pm MST
Saturday: 10am to 4pm MST
|Company email address||[email protected]||[email protected]|
The table below compares Leesa and Purple mattresses based on performance factors like durability, motion isolation, noise, and pressure relief. All ratings are generated through customer experiences with these brands.
|Category||Criteria||Leesa Rating||Purple Rating||What Users Say|
|Customer Satisfaction||Based on data collection, this is an overall customer sentiment regarding the Leesa and Purple mattresses.||76%||78%||Both the Leesa and Purple mattresses have earned above-average customer satisfaction ratings, but Purple has the edge with a lead of two percentage points.|
|Durability||The average mattress will perform for at least seven years before it needs to be replaced||Good||Good||Owners of both the Leesa and Purple mattress note minimal indentations and sagging after a few years, but both models are relatively new and have not been assessed for long-term performance.|
|Motion Isolation||Foam-based mattresses are designed to minimize motion and isolate it from other areas of the sleep surface, which can cut down on nighttime disruptions.||Very Good||Excellent||Both the Leesa and Purple mattresses are associated with exceptional motion isolation, but ratings are slightly more favorable for the Purple.|
|Sex||Foam-based mattresses are less responsive by design, and may not be as suitable for sex as innerspring or hybrid models.||Fair||Fair||According to our feedback, neither the Leesa nor the Purple are very responsive, and not as good for sex as a result.|
|Conforming||Foam-based mattresses conform closely to sleeper’s bodies, which can help align the spine, target pressure points, and alleviate back pain||Very Good||Good||The Purple conforms closely and alleviates some pressure, but Leesa owners give their mattress slightly higher ratings in this category.|
|Temperature Neutrality||Foam retains more body heat than other materials, and foam mattress owners often ‘sleep hot’ as a result.||Fair||Good||The Leesa can be a heat trap for some, but the Purple retains less body heat and typically sleeps cooler as a result.|
|Off-gassing||Some mattresses emit particles when they are unpackaged, accompanied by unpleasant ‘off-gassing’ smells that can last for days.||Fair||Fair||Both the Leesa and Purple mattresses are associated with some off-gassing, but no more than the average mattress with foam layers.|
|Edge Support||Because of their construction, foam-based mattresses often provide little to no edge support and may sink prematurely in areas of the bed where people tend to sit.||Poor||Poor||As is the case with most foam-based models, both the Leesa and Purple have earned low ratings for edge support, and owners report some sinkage where people sit.|
|Noise||Foam-based mattresses create little to no noise, due to their lack of springs, coils, and other metal components||Excellent||Excellent||Our reports indicate that both the Leesa and Purple are virtually silent.|
|Ease of Moving and Rotating||All mattresses are relatively heavy when it comes to moving and rotating, but some are heavier and more unwieldy than others.||Very Good||Fair||A Queen-size Purple mattress weighs roughly 110 pounds, which is more than 40 pounds heavier than the Leesa.|
Your experience with a mattress often depends on two variables: your body weight and your preferred sleep position. The final table compares Leesa and Purple mattresses based on these two factors.
|Sleeper Position||Sleeper Weight||Leesa||Purple|
|Side||130 lbs or less||Fair||Fair|
|130 lbs to 230 lbs||Good||Good|
|230 lbs or more||Good||Good|
|Back||130 lbs or less||Good||Very Good|
|130 lbs to 230 lbs||Good||Fair|
|230 lbs or more||Very Good||Good|
|Stomach||130 lbs or less||Good||Fair|
|130 lbs to 230 lbs||Very Good||Good|
|230 lbs or more||Good||Fair|
The Leesa is a mixed-foam mattress with layers of Avena® foam and memory foam in the comfort system; it has earned a customer satisfaction rating of 76%. To learn more, please visit our Leesa Mattress Review page.
The Purple mattress features layers of buckling column gel and polyfoam in the comfort layer, and has earned a customer rating of 78%. To learn more about this brand, please check out our Purple Mattress Review page.
Choosing the right mattress for you can be a difficult decision. Tuck.com strives to help mattress shoppers evaluate different models and decide which product best meets their needs and preferences. To learn more about how we compare products, please visit our Mattress Methodology page.