Casper Mattress vs Leesa Mattress Part 2

Hey guys! Kylie here for part 2 of the Leesa to Casper mattress comparison. If you missed part 1, you can check it out here. If you are not looking for a long detailed post but would still like a rundown of the facts, check out a quick comparison video or look over the chart below.

Justin and I ordered a Casper mattress and a Leesa mattress within an hour of one another on January 1st. We received the Casper on January 8th and the Leesa a day later on January 9th. Not too shabby!

January 10th: Unboxing Day!
Both mattresses came compressed in comparable boxes, the Leesa box being slightly taller, narrower, and 2 pounds heavier:

Justin unboxed the Casper while I unboxed the Leesa. Both mattresses were simple to break into with no assembly required. The Leesa arrived much more compressed than the Casper but quickly came to shape after being exposed to air. Check out the process for yourself in our unboxing and first impressions video.

Although both mattresses appeared to take full shape extremely quickly, Justin and I gave them a little over an hour before actually lying on them. While waiting it out, we explored a bit. According to the tags, the Casper was manufactured on 12/29/14 and the Leesa on 12/30/14.

Mattress Cover
We also took advantage of this time to explore beneath the outer cover. Both covers are soft and simple to unzip revealing an inner cover before exposing the foam layers.

The Casper’s inner cover is like a fitted bottom sheet as it covers the top and sides of the mattress, cupping around the bottom edges without covering the entire thing. See the bottom of the mattress in the photo below.

The Leesa’s inner cover is sealed and encompasses the whole mattress. The following photo also shows the bottom of the mattress.

Air Flow
The next observation we made, or shall I say Justin made as he is great with technical details, is the holes drilled into the top layer of the mattress. In comparison to the Casper, the Leesa has more holes which we suspect may be the reason that the Leesa is cooler to the touch and also when lying down than the Casper.

Foam Layers
Check out the foam layers of each mattress:

The Casper is made up of 7″ of dense base foam, 1.5″ of 4 pound high density memory foam, and 1.5″ of dunlop latex foam. The photo shows that the total foam height is roughly 9.25″. This measurement has not changed as of 1/22/15.

6″ of dense core support base foam, 2″ of contouring memory foam, and 2″ of cooling avena foam are layered together to create the Leesa. After unboxing, the mattress measured at 9″. As of 1/22/15, the mattress measures 9.5″.

Both companies advertise that their top layer has cooling properties. As I listed above, Justin and I found the Leesa to be cooler than the Casper. The Casper is not at all hot as it also is cool to the touch but in comparison to the Leesa, the Casper is warmer.

After lying on both mattresses, we concluded that the Casper is firmer than the Leesa. However, if you get scientific and compare the level of sinkage on each mattress, evidence suggests that the Casper is softer. Say what? Remember how I mentioned that my husband is good with the technical side of things? Justin used a level, a 20 pound weight and each of our bodyweights to test the level of sinkage for each mattress. Check out the results below:

  • 20 pound weight- the Casper sank significantly further
  • Kylie’s bodyweight- the Casper sank significantly further
  • Justin’s bodyweight- both mattresses sank the same amount

These results lead us to believe that lighter people might not get the support they need out of the Leesa. That being said, we speculate that the Casper might be liked by a greater range of people. Justin and I believe that the Casper’s higher sink level is due to the slightly thinner and also softer top foam layer. Many people describe the Casper mattress to be cloud like and I would have to agree. The top cloud like layer of the Casper is supported by two firmer layers of foam. We believe that the Casper’s softer top layer allows lighter people to sink further into the Casper while cradling all of the body’s nooks and crannies such as the lower back. I would describe the experience as cloud like yet completely supportive.

When reading reviews of both mattresses, Justin and I ran across some written by people who were off-put by the smell. The Leesa originally had a slight coffee like smell and the Casper a latex smell. Neither smell was strong or offensive and both dissipated quickly, leaving us with no complaints in the olfactory department.

Motion Transfer
Justin and I did a “collapse on the bed” test. If you would like to check it out, you can watch us during our unboxing video here. We discovered that the Casper has much less motion transfer than our old innerspring mattress. This is quite impressive with the way my husband can fling himself on the bed! Amazingly, the Leesa has even LESS motion transfer than the Casper. It may be hard to believe but I barely felt my 6 foot husband throw himself down right next to me.

As you can see, the mattresses are very similar. It is hard to base a decision off of initial impressions so Justin and I are continuing to try out both mattresses and will be back with a final decision in a later post.

Do you have experience with the Leesa or the Casper mattress? If so, what are your thoughts regarding the mattress? If you have any questions, feel free to ask! We will do our best to answer! πŸ™‚

Promo Codes
If you have made up your mind and are ready to buy, feel free to use one of our discount codes below. You get $50-$75 off your mattress purchase and we also get $50. Win win!

$75 OFF Leesa Promo Code:
$50 OFF Casper Promo Code:
Note: Please do not feel obligated to use one of our discount codes but for those of you that do, we are appreciative. πŸ™‚

For those of you interested in the nitty gritty. Check out the mattress tags below.



63 Responses to “Casper Mattress vs Leesa Mattress Part 2

  • John F.
    4 years ago

    Kyle and Justin, Thanks you two for the detailed and expressive review.

    I really appreciate you doing such a thorough job on this one.

    I opted to order the Leesa based upon your comparative review against the Casper. Now that it has “Finally” arrived, I will get an opportunity to try it out tonight. I say “Finally” because it isn’t very obvious when shopping on their site that it will take them 3-5 business days to get the mattress on its way to you, NOT 3-5 business days “to deliver”, but only on-the-truck. They have ZERO inventory and build-on-demand FROM SCRATCH each bed ordered through a third-party manufacturing order to their designated factory.

    This was extremely frustrating for me since I had ordered my mattress on Sunday Jan 03, 2016 and anticipated its arrival before the following weekend began (meaning Friday latest delivered) which would have been optimal as I had a guest that would have benefited greatly from a timely delivery. However, to my chagrin, it was day-after-day (starting Wednesday) of promises that it would “likely” be put on the truck the same or following day and then arrive the day after that, with each conversation always pointing to the not-so-obvious “3-5 days” build & ship statement on their site and emails. (Live and learn? Perhaps.)

    When speaking with a Casper rep, I became immediately aware of the difference in Customer Focus that they have in contrast to that at Leesa and was wow’d by their delivery system being much more efficient … telling me on Monday, Jan 04 that if I were to place an order by end of the day, it would definitely be delivered by Friday and possibly even on Thursday. To Leesa’s credit though, I think it depended on who I actually spoke with as to the level of concern I was offered, yet they all seemed to be trained in the same “stick to the script” approach to answering customer questions.

    This difference made me, later in the week, rather sorry that I didn’t also order the Casper on Monday just so that I’d at least have something delivered in time (hindsight). Anyway, Leesa will hopefully have taken to heart the feedback I supplied them on the phone when they informed me that it would be 3 more days before I’d see the bed since UPS won’t deliver on the weekend. I discussed with them the fact that they really need to consider improving their supply-chain strategy so that they can compete better with Casper on the speed of delivery side of things. Some sales trend analysis should be able to point to acceptable inventory levels that they can keep, so they can stay ahead of the orders and ship the same or next day, which would certainly give them an edge. Time will tell if they listened or not.

    Now to make up the bed and see how it sleeps. I will report later on my 1st nights sleep impressions. Of course, I am hopeful and optimistic that it was “worth the wait” … crossing my fingers.

    • Hello John. Thanks so much for your comment! We are sorry to hear that you had a rough time getting your mattress on your doorstep. We certainly hope that after sleeping on the mattress, you did indeed find that it was worth the wait!

  • This was definitely a good read. Thanks for the info. I’m curious to hear which one you decided to sleep on for the long haul?

    • Thanks Joe! We recently posted an update post detailing where we are now. πŸ™‚

  • So which one did you choose?!? I couldn’t find that anywhere? We are in the same boat…need a new mattress, considering Leesa & Casper, so this has been uber helpful so far. Thanks Kylie!

    • Hi Kayty! Thanks for your comment! I checked out your blog and it is just the cutest!

      We haven’t made a decision yet but will definitely post an update when we do! I am glad to hear that our posts have been helpful!

  • Great review. I opted for the Lessa and still on the 100 day warranty. I like it much better than my old box spring mattress. It’s pretty firm and relieves my back pain but if I sleep too long on it (7 hrs) then the back pain starts. I don’t know if it’s the mattress (firm) and I do want to try the Casper (less firm) based on several reviews but then feel bad to have to return the Leesa and then regret it later and then reorder it again.

    • Hi Ray! I’m sorry to hear that you are having a hard time finding the perfect mattress. I definitely understand how you feel regarding the return guilt. Maybe you can try out the Casper before your Leesa warranty is up (not sure how much time you have left) and that way then you can return the one that doesn’t suit you as well and eliminate the need to reorder a mattress. All that being said, I hope you are able to find the perfect mattress for you and leave the back pain behind!

  • I have not heard any comments about “spooning” . We sleep close together in the beginning of the night, and weigh in at 150 and 215 … will we sink into the depths of mattress and be unable to roll out ???

    • I have not heard any comments about “spooning” . We sleep close together in the beginning of the night, and weigh in at 150 and 215 … will we sink into the depths of mattress and be unable to roll out ???

      • Hi Sara!

        My husband and I have not had any problems feeling stuck when cuddled up together. I believe that both mattresses are firm enough to eliminate the issue of sinking. I hope this helps!

  • Purchased the Leesa.

    Just got it today. It’s been set up for about
    four hours. It hasn’t fully expanded to 10 inches yet
    and I notice that near the headboard- maybe 1/4 of
    the mattress is currently about 8 inches and the rest
    is about 9″. Did you experience this? How long till
    fully inflated? Right now the back 1/4 of mattress by headboard is sloping and like I said an inch less inflated.


    • Hmmm, we didn’t experience that. I would contact Leesa if it is still a problem.

  • Soooo…which one are you keeping and where’s the conclusion video?!

  • Hi! Thank you so much for this extremely helpful review!
    I weigh 110 at 5’4 and was thinking of purchasing the Leesa until I saw your review. I am a side sleeper most of the time and I am now thinking I might not be heavy enough to be comfy on it. Of course, I don’t want pressure points on my hips nor shoulder. Would you think the Casper would work better for me since I am a lightweight? Thanks! – Janet

    • Hello Janet!

      You’re welcome! Thanks for your comment! πŸ™‚ Although I am slightly partial to the Casper, I still find the Leesa to be comfortable. I think you may like the Casper better if you enjoy a feeling of sinking in as I do not feel that when sleeping on the Leesa at my weight. I hope this helps! πŸ™‚

  • Have you tried Tuft & Needle? There’s a review here:

  • I have comparing a Casper and Leesa side by side for a couple of weeks.

    In my opinion, Leesa is more comfortable, especially for side sleeping. The fact is, I have trouble getting through the night on the Casper, and usually switch to the Leesa at some point in order to sleep. The Casper does have a soft, bouncy inch, but what’s underneath is very firm, indeed. The effect is not cloud like For me. It is not luxurious. In fact, it feels a bit Spartan and harsh. Even the fit and finish was a bit of a let down, with multiple loose threads and creases visible. It feels like sleeping on a hard plank with a thin cushion on top.

    The Leesa feels much more luxurious and comfortable. It is nicely supportive, yet also contures well regardless of my sleeping position. The top layer isn’t as soft to the touch, but feels quite plush while I’m actually laying on it. People have called this mattress balanced, and I agree. It feels deeper, somehow than the Casper, with resistance increasing gradually and smoothly, avoiding any obvious pressure points. And the cover is soft, classy, seamless and flawless. When I’m laying on it, especially on my back, it cradles and supports me so well I can almost forget it’s there, which is my idea of cloud like.

    Without a topper, I would not wish to sleep on a Casper. But I can see how someone much lighter or smaller than myself might be happy, providing an inch of latex is sufficient cushioning, because that’s essentially what you’ve got. A Casper with a thick enough latex topper would probably be ok, but, frankly, you might be just as happy, if not happier, with a normal latex bed.

    The Leesa, on the other hand, is a nice, balanced combination of the best qualities of both comfort layers. Springy yet conforming, comfy yet firmly supportive. My Casper is going back, the Leesa stays.

    • Hi Brian!

      Thanks for your take on this! It is always great to get a variety of different perspectives! πŸ™‚

      • John F.
        4 years ago

        OMG! Where was this review when I poured through the comments here 2 weeks ago? I seem to have missed it at it’s dated April 2015. As always, thank “you”, Kylie, for providing this forum.

        Brian, Thanks for your post … it has heightened my optimism for my 1st night’s sleep on the Leesa that “finally” arrived today.

        • πŸ™‚ I am glad that another reader’s review was helpful and hope you are sleeping like a rock!

  • I’d really love to get a 2-3 layer all latex mattress. But they’re over 2k for a queen. Did you consider latex as well? I’ve never slept on latex, but from
    what I’ve read it’s amazing -but expensive. I slept on the kind of memory foam that leaves an impression of your hand for example before slowly reforming which I didn’t like. Is Leesa like that?

    • Hello Adam!

      We did consider a latex mattress but heard great things about both the Casper and the Leesa so decided to give them a try. Why pay more? πŸ™‚ Both the Leesa and the Casper are quick to bounce back after removing your hand or body part. No impressions here. Hope this helps!

  • hello i’m reading reviews on leesa, casper and saatva. I am interested in the coupon you have available from casper. mind sharing? thanks in advance, Beth

    • Hi Beth,

      Sorry to get back to you so late. I hope you found a discount code and have purchased a mattress by now. We appreciate your effort to credit us by using our discount code. Unfortunately, we have run out of Casper discount codes. I am sure you will LOVE your Casper and wish you all the best! πŸ™‚

  • Any updates or new videos in the works? I’m anxiously looking forward to the final comparison video.

    • Hi Keith!

      We haven’t ditched our plans to do a conclusion video and post. We have yet to make that decision but will be sure to update you guys when we do! In the meantime, feel free to ask any questions you may have. πŸ™‚

      • You’ve mentioned your husband likes the Leesa better. Is there anything your husband dislikes about the Casper?

        I’m heavier than your husband and currently using the Leesa. I expected to “sink in” to the mattress more than I do and had thought of ordering a Casper to try. It sounds though like your husband doesn’t sink in to the Casper as much as the Leesa.

        • Hello Keith!

          There is not anything that my husband dislikes about the Casper but because we live in Texas and the Leesa sleeps cooler, he is itching to try out both beds in the heat of summer. This is part of the reason we have yet to make a decision.

          At 190 pounds, my husband sinks the same amount into both mattresses. The Casper’s lower layers are firmer than the Leesa’s lower layers and therefore we would expect a person weighing more than 190 pounds to sink further into the Leesa. Hope this helps!

  • Wow, very helpful info! Thanks!

    • Hi Maggie!

      You’re welcome! We are so happy to hear that our review was helpful to you! πŸ™‚

  • I just ordered the Casper and find it pretty uncomfortable, someone described it as a “polarized” feel where its soft rigut at top, but then you feel like youre plopped onto this firm underlayer… it didnt feel like it had as much “give” kind of like I wasnt able to move in an uncomfortable way. Does the Leesa feel like this too?

    • Hi Mel,

      The top layer of the Leesa is firmer than the top layer of the Casper while the middle layer of the Leesa is softer than the middle layer of the Casper.

      We believe that your experience on each mattress is going to depend on your weight. My husband at 6’1″ 190 pounds sinks an equal amount into each mattress while at 5’7″ 120 pounds, I, sink further into the Casper than I do into the Leesa. Basically, I am not heavy enough to sink through the top layer of the Leesa while my husband is heavy enough to sink through the top layer and into the softer middle layer. If you are as heavy as my husband, I would expect your experience to be much the same on both mattresses. If you are heavier than my husband, it might be worth giving the Leesa a try. Let us know if you have any other questions! πŸ™‚

  • Thanks for the review!

  • Trying to decide between Cas & Lee so hoping to read your update soon. Thanks!

    • Hi Dean,

      It sure is a hard decision! I think it would be hard to go wrong with either mattress as both are amazing! My husband and I have yet to come to a final decision as we aren’t in a big hurry but will be sure to update you guys here when we do! πŸ™‚

  • Have you decided which one you are keeping yet?

    I am still debating myself. Been looking at Casper, Leesa, Tuft & Needle, and a few others. Lots of pretty good options out there (which is so much nicer than having to go into the store now).

    Really love your review. Very interesting perspective.

    I found another review earlier this morning, it’s just on the Leesa and goes in-depth into several areas.

    It might help some of your other readers out also!

    Thanks for your advice!

    • Hi Harold and thanks for your comment!

      I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the post. Thanks for the link to the Leesa mattress review. It is always helpful to get multiple different perspectives before making a decision. My husband and I have yet to make a decision as I am partial to the Casper and my husband is partial to the Leesa. We aren’t in a huge hurry but will be sure to update you guys when we make our decision. πŸ™‚

      Best of luck on your decision!

      • Was wondering if you had made a decision yet. I’m contemplating which to get!

        • Hello Bryan!

          Sorry about the late response. We have yet to make a decision on a mattress as I am slightly partial to the Casper and my husband is slightly partial to the Leesa. The Leesa sleeps cooler and because we live in Texas, my husband would like to sleep on both mattresses in the heat of the summer.

  • at this point, do either of you have a preference?

    • Hi George! We haven’t made a decision yet and are still sleeping with the twin mattresses pushed together. πŸ˜› At the moment, I think I am leaning towards the Casper and my husband is leaning towards the Leesa. We do plan to buy a king mattress so will have to come to some sort of agreement. We will update with a post here when we take that step. πŸ™‚

      • Why didn’t you just buy the twin xl that would be a split king and buy what mattresses you are comfortable with one of each or two of the same. You can always put the regular twins in separate room. This if you get the twin xl in the future you would have the option of split king adjustable bed or foundation

        • Hello Karin!

          That’s a great idea and we have considered it but then decided against it as we would like a bed without a crack in the middle. Is there a trick to avoiding the crack that we don’t know about?

          • Karin
            4 years ago

            Yes you can get a thing to put in the the middle if the candence keen innovation create a king bed doubler system amazon Walmart.just look on these and you go with the best one for reviews. There MIT be other ones that are better just put in something like to connect two twins together.

          • Oh wow, thanks! I will definitely look into that! πŸ™‚

  • Hey- did you make a decision on which one you are keeping yet?

    • Hi Doug! We haven’t made a decision yet and are still sleeping with the twin mattresses pushed together. πŸ˜› At the moment, I think I am leaning towards the Casper and my husband is leaning towards the Leesa. We do plan to buy a king mattress so will have to come to some sort of agreement. We will update with a post here when we take that step. πŸ™‚

  • Thanks for the helpful comparisons and I’m looking forward to your updated review! Based on the current information/reviews available, I got the impression that the Leesa would have been softer or more plush feeling, but the sinkage observations seem to counter that. I sleep on a Casper, on my side, and was thinking I might prefer something more plush (to relieve pressure on my shoulder and hips) and that a Leesa might be that solution.

    • Hi PJ. No problem! The feel of the mattress can vary from person to person as we believe the weight of a person has something to do with it. Note the sinkage results in the post. For reference, I weigh 120lbs and my husband 195lbs. My own personal opinion is that the Capser has a more plush top layer that I can easily sink into and feel the firm lower layers. Although the Leesa’s top layer is less plush, the mattress feels softer overall as I feel like it has more give than the Casper. I’m not sure what would feel better on your shoulder and hips but hope you find a comfortable solution soon.

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