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What's In This Review
We'll review the Leesa Original Foam, Casper Original Foam, Tuft & Needle and Saatva mattresses and compare them on the most important factors for most people, including (click to jump to that section):
- Mattress Construction
- Comfort and Firmness
- Sleeping Experience
- Warranty and Returns
- Shipping and Delivery Options
If you want to dive-in and learn more about one of these mattresses, then check out my 10-minute Mattress Reviews.
If you don't have 5 minutes to read everything on this page, then here's my quick take on these four popular mattresses:
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|Mattress||Rating||Price w/ discount||Our Take|
|Saatva Classic||4.9||$799-$1,599||The highest-rated mattress reviewed on this site. Saatva is a luxury coil+foam mattress that costs far less than comparable store brands.|
|Leesa||4.6||$624-$1,049||The best one-size-fits-all memory foam mattress sold online (in our opinion).|
|Casper Original Foam||4.5||$536-$1,166||The original one-size-fits-all memory foam mattress, updated with better support for your back.|
|Tuft & Needle||4.5||- on Amazon||The cheapest memory foam mattress sold online that doesn't sacrifice on quality or comfort. Great customer service, too.|
The Casper Original, Leesa Original and Tuft & Needle are all low-priced 100% foam mattresses that differ in terms of the foams they use, the number of layers and the technology they use to keep their mattresses cool at night.
Saatva is the outlier, with a hybrid coil + foam + innerspring construction.
The Leesa Original foam mattress consists of three layers that add up to a thickness of 10 inches.
At the top is a comfort layer of 2 inches of LSA200 foam. This is a special type of foam that borrows the best properties from memory and latex foam. It helps with pressure relief as well as support and cooling. The bottom side is designed to let air flow through the mattress, to keep you cool at night.
The second support layer is 2 inches of memory foam. This layer supports and contours to your body, eliminating pressure points around your shoulders, lower back and hips.
The bottom foundation layer is 6 inches of high-density polyurethane foam. It provides compression support and ensures the mattress lasts long.
Casper Original Construction
The Casper Original mattress is 11 inches thick and has three foam layers.
The topmost comfort layer is responsive open-cell poly foam that Casper calls Airscape foam. It makes the mattress feel slightly bouncy. The open-cell design keeps the surface of the mattress cool and dry.
A second support and contouring layer of zoned memory foam provides targeted support for your shoulders and support for your back and hips.
For their foundation layer, Casper uses high-density foam that keeps the mattress from sagging and ensures longevity.
When comparing Leesa vs. Casper, the two mattresses have a very similar design with three layers apiece.
Tuft & Needle Construction
Tuft & Needle mattress stands out for its ultra-simple 2-layer construction.
The top 3-inch layer uses a special type of poly foam they call T&N Adaptive Foam. It gives support and comfort as well as cooling, pressure relief, and motion control.
For cooling, the foam is infused with gel and graphite that help conduct heat away from the mattress.
The foundation layer is 7 inches of high-density polyurethane foam. It provides overall stability to the mattress and boosts compression support for heavier sleepers.
Saatva Classic Construction
The Saatva mattress has a more expensive design than the other three.
The Euro pillow top provides a lush feeling when you lie on the mattress.
It is followed by a thin 1-inch comfort layer of memory foam and polyfoam, which helps with contouring and pressure relief.
The third support layer is 4 inches of pocketed coils. Each coil is encased in foam, which further reduces motion transfer, improves contouring and maintains a cooling air flow.
The foundation layer is 7-inches of tempered steel coils that provides rock-solid support and durability to the mattress. It’s no wonder the Saatva mattress offers the longest warranty among these four mattresses.
In addition to these four layers, the Saatva mattress also uses a dedicated edge support system, keeping couples in their bed all night.
Comfort and Firmness
Again, Saatva is the exception in this group: they offer three levels of comfort/firmness to choose from.
The other three are all medium-firm only, although they do feel slightly different in the real world.
Leesa is a medium firm foam mattress. It is soft enough to be comfortable and firm enough to be supportive. I’d rate it at around 5-6 out of 10, on a scale of increasing firmness.
Like most Latex mattresses, the Leesa feels a bit firm when you lie on it, but it quickly softens to become more comfortable.
The initial firmness is because of the top LSA200 foam layer, which is closer to latex foam than memory foam.
By the second night, however, the softer memory foam layer underneath becomes more apparent.
Casper is also a medium firm mattress that I’d rate at around 5-6 out of 10.
The top poly foam layer feels firm and bouncy, but it's definitely not a latex feel.
Both Casper and Leesa are rated medium-firm and have a firm initial feeling that gives way to a softer memory foam feeling after a few minutes of resting. Just like Leesa, Casper's memory foam layer adapts to your body weight and physique.
Tuft & Needle Firmness
It was a gamble for Tuft & Needle to design a mattress with just two layers. The top layer has to do all the work of support, comfort, contouring, and cooling.
But they pulled it off.
The Tuft & Needle mattress feels firm and supportive, yet plush and fairly luxurious.
It is sold as a medium firm mattress, although it is slightly softer than Casper and Leesa.
Unlike the other three mattresses above, the Saatva mattress is available in three comfort levels.
The Saatva Plush Soft is the softest. It’s perfect for those who love sinking into their mattress. With a firmness rating of around 3/10, the Plush Soft is soft, too soft for many people’s tastes. So only go for it if you love the deep hug of an extra ‘sinky’ mattress.
The Saatva Luxury Firm is a medium firm. It’s the best for a majority of sleepers. It doesn’t sink in as much as the Plush Soft, but there is still a plush feeling thanks to the Euro pillow top and the memory foam layer. It’s also firm enough to hold up your back.
The Saatva Firm is the extreme opposite of the Plush Soft. It scores a 7-8 out of 10 in firmness. It’s perfect for stomach sleepers, heavier-bodied people and those who prefer floating on their mattress.
This is what really matters to most people.
Keep in mind that Tuft & Needle, Casper and Leesa are not luxury mattresses. You will not experience the same plush feeling you'll get from a more expensive mattress like the Saatva or the new Casper Wave, which we haven't reviewed yet.
Leesa Sleeping Experience
The LSA200 foam that Leesa uses in its top layer feels a lot like latex foam. It is firm, bouncy and sleeps nicely cool.
You may think it's a bit too firm on the first night, but it will get softer by the second or third night.
The memory foam layer underneath adds soft comfort, creating a nice hug especially when you sleep on your side.
For couples sharing a bed, the Leesa mattress produces less disturbance (motion transfer) at night than the other two foam mattresses, Tuft and Needle and Casper. You can turn and toss all night without waking your partner.
Casper Sleeping Experience
Although Casper vs. Leesa are quite similar when it comes to comfort and firmness, I personally prefer the feel of the Leesa.
The Casper mattress feels like a traditional memory foam mattress which is to say, less bouncy than Leesa. The poly foam used in the top layer is not as responsive as LSA200 foam.
As with the Leesa, there may be some initial firmness on your first use, but it passes quickly. By the second night, you should feel the memory foam layer contouring your body.
The Casper mattress sleeps surprisingly cool for an all-foam mattress and stays fresh thanks to the open-cell foam used in the top layer. Additionally, it has low motion transfer.
But Casper is very comfortable and supportive, the two areas that matter most.
Tuft & Needle Sleeping Experience
Tuft & Needle is rated as a medium firm mattress like Leesa and Casper, but it feels softer than the other two.
It has a deeper hug hence better at pressure relief. This makes it ideal for those who with back or joint problems.
Another difference vs. Casper and Leesa is that Tuft & Needle feels soft and comfortable on the first night.
Although the construction says it should not, temperature control does not seem to be an issue at night, probably due to the graphite and gel used in the foam. The Tuft & Needle mattress sleeps cool and fresh throughout the night.
Saatva Sleeping Experience
Saatva is definitely the luxury mattress in this lineup. It provides a luxurious sleeping experience, for nearly the same price.
All Saatva mattresses include the Euro Pillowtop, so they all have that welcoming hug your muscles need after a long day. Together, the pillow top and memory foam do a great job of relieving pressure on your joints, shoulders and lower back.
Whenever you turn or toss, the Saatva feels like the entire mattress moves with you and supports you. This is probably due to the pocketed coil layer. Individual coils contour around the body, adapting to your body shape, size and weight.
Your sleeping experience, though, will depend on which comfort level you pick.
Although I haven't slept on it, I've heard from several people who have that the Plush Soft is like sleeping in a bale of cotton, it's that soft.
The Luxury Firm balances between soft and firm, and the Firm feels more like floating on top of the mattress – definitely better for people with back issues.
Like most innerspring mattresses, the Saatva sleeps pleasantly cool. Its pocketed coil layer and coil foundation keep air flowing in and out of the mattress.
Another benefit of the pocketed coils is that they insulates you from your partner's movement. So you don’t have to bother about disturbing your partner every time you wake up to use the bathroom.
Warranty and Returns
One very important thing to note about all of these mattresses is that return and warranty policies apply only if you buy on their official website.
If you buy from a wholesaler or on Ebay or Amazon, you may be subject to a completely different return period (usually 30 days).
Leesa Warranty and Return Policies
Once you buy a Leesa mattress, you have 100 days to try it and decide whether you want to keep it.
If it doesn’t feel right for you, contact customer support and they’ll arrange how it will get to a local charity or recycling center.
But you must sleep on the mattress for a minimum of 30 nights before you initiate a return. This gives your body time to acclimate to the new mattress.
If you decide to keep the mattress, it will be covered by a standard 10-year non-prorated warranty.
Casper Warranty and Return Policies
Casper also allows customers to test the mattress in their home for 100 nights with a recommendation to sleep on it for at least 30 nights before making a return.
If it feels too firm, too soft or just not right for you, making a return is easy. The mattress will be recycled or donated to a local charity depending on your location.
Casper provides a 10-year non-prorated warranty for the original purchaser of the mattress, starting from the time it is delivered. The warranty covers material and manufacturing defects only. It is non-prorated meaning Casper will cover all costs of replacement or repair throughout the warranty period. They are also responsible for shipping the mattress to their location. But you will need to cover shipping costs for the new / repaired mattress.
Tuft & Needle Warranty and Return Policies
Tuft & Needle has a 100-night trial period.
To return a mattress, contact customer support and they will arrange for it to be picked up and carried to a charity or recycling center. You will get a full refund, including the shipping fee initially paid (customers from Hawaii and Alaska do not get a shipping fee refund).
The warranty is a standard ten years, is non-prorated and covers material and workmanship issues that arise during the coverage period. Natural wear and tear are not covered.
Saatva Warranty and Return Policies
Saatva exceeds the other three mattresses in trial period and in warranty.
Their trial period is 120 days from the day of delivery. If you don’t like your mattress, you can make a return as long as you are still within the 4-month period.
You have two options when you make a return; either get a full refund minus shipping fee, or exchange the mattress for a new mattress of a different comfort level or size.
Saatva's warranty is 15 years long and comes in two flavors, full or prorated.
The first option, Saatva's “full” warranty covers all repair or replacement costs. During the first three years, they cover shipping costs. For the remaining 12 years, the customer pays for shipping to and from their facility.
In the second option, “prorated”, you’ll pay a certain percentage of the original price of the mattress depending on how long you’ve had it. The upside is that you'll get to keep your old mattress when Saatva delivers a new one.
Shipping and Delivery
Leesa Shipping and Delivery
Leesa offers free shipping to all 50 states including Alaska and Hawaii.
Delivery takes around 4 to 10 days, because each mattress is manufactured on order. Once it ships, you’ll be able to track it and prepare for delivery.
Leesa does not offer setup services. The mattress will be delivered in a box to your front door. It’s up to you to take it inside and set it up. They will also not take away your old mattress.
If you want any special delivery arrangements, contact UPS after your mattress has shipped.
In addition to the United States, Leesa also ships to Canada, UK, and Germany.
Casper Shipping and Delivery
Casper offers shipping to all 50 states including Alaska and Hawaii. But shipping charges apply for deliveries to Alaska and Hawaii.
Like Leesa, each Casper mattress is made to order, so delivery takes some time – between 2 and seven days.
But in some cities, Casper offers same-day white glove delivery. That means they will deliver the mattress and set it up for you. Check their official website for qualifying cities.
In most locations, the mattress will be delivered via UPS without any special delivery or setup services.
If you have any special delivery requirements, you'll need to make arrangements directly with UPS.
Tuft & Needle Shipping and Delivery
Tuft & Needle ships to the US and Canada free of charge. The only exception is Alaska and Hawaii, where the shipping fee is between $120 and $150.
Delivery takes between 2 and 4 days but can be longer for customers in some locations. When checking out, you will be given an estimated delivery date.
Note that Tuft & Needle does not offer special delivery services. So get ready to set up the mattress yourself. It’s a good idea to have someone around to help you lift it inside and unbox it.
If you want to make special delivery arrangements, contact FedEx Ground after your mattress has shipped.
Saatva Shipping and Delivery
Saatva is a fairly heavy innerspring mattress that doesn't neatly compress into a small cardboard box.
For this reason, Saatva charges $99 for delivery to customers in the United States – but this includes white glove delivery & setup service.
Saatva will deliver the mattress in 7-15 days; then, they move it into your house and set it up for you. This is especially beneficial for those living alone and people with no one close by to help them set up the mattress.
You can also have the delivery guys take away your old mattress, at no extra cost.
OK, so this is the best part: all of these mattresses cost less than $1,100 for a Queen.
Most companies offer financing to spread your payments out over time, too.
Here are the latest discounted prices for each mattress:
|Size||Leesa w/ discount||Casper w/ discount||Tuft & Needle on Amazon||Saatva|
|Twin||$624||$536||$ see price||$799|
|Twin XL||$674||$626||$ see price||$999|
|Full||$774||$896||$ see price||$1, 199|
|Queen||$849||$986||$ see price||$1,299|
|King||$999||$1,166||$ see price||$1,699|
|CA King||$999||$1,166||$ see price||$1,699|
Financing Options (subject to approval)
Tuft & Needle: Tuft & Needle offers financing through Affirm. Check their website to see if you qualify.
Latest Coupons & Discounts
Always check the manufacturer's website for the latest discounts and bonus products before buying.
Leesa is the Best Mattress For You If…
You want a foam mattress that is a bit more supportive and bouncy.
Leesa is a great option if you love the feeling of a latex mattress but don’t want to sleep on latex because of an allergy or personal preference.
Casper is the Best Mattress For You If…
You want a high quality, affordable mattress with good support, pressure relief and one that sleeps cool.
For heavier-bodied folks who need extra compression support, Casper is probably a better choice than Leesa and Tuft and Needle – but Saatva would be my top pick for them.
Tuft & Needle is the Best Mattress For You If…
You want to spend the least amount of money without skimping too much on quality or sleep experience.
While this is not our favorite of the group, the Tuft & Needle mattress is well designed and has received tons of positive mattress reviews from verified customers and other mattress reviewers / experts.
Saatva Classic is the Best Mattress For You If…
You want a luxury innerspring + coil + foam mattress at a FAR lower price than what a store would charge you.
We're not shy about how much we love this mattress.
Saatva Classic provides a truly luxurious sleeping experience for less than $1,000. Try getting that anywhere else…
The Saatva Classic is also my top pick for heavier sleepers or anyone who prefers a more durable and supportive coil/spring mattress.
Saatva's warranty is the best of the bunch, too.
Compare the Specs: Leesa vs Casper vs Tuft & Needle vs Saatva Classic
|Saatva Classic||Leesa||Casper Original||Tuft and Needle|
|Price w/ Discount||$799-$1,599||$624-$999||$536-$1,166||- on Amazon|
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|Layers||2 spring layers, euro style pillow top||3 foam layers||4 foam layers||2 foam layers|
|Construction||pillow top, 884 comfort coils, 416 support coils||2" Avena, 2" memory, 6" support foam||1.5" responsive poly foam, 1.5" memory, 1.5" poly foam, 5.0" support foam||3" poly foam, 7" support foam|
|Thickness||11.5" and 14.5"||10"||9.5"||10"|
|Cover||traditional white / cream, euro-style pillow top||4 bar design, one seamless piece of fabric||2-tone, white and grey, soft, stretchy||ultra thin, all white, T&N logo embossed|
|medium firm only|
|medium firm |
|medium firm only
|Sinkage/Support||Very Good||Very Good||Good||Good|
|Warranty||15 years||10 years||10 years||10 years|
|Trial||120 days||100 days||100 days||100 days|
|Shipping||$99, 7-15 days, full service||Free, 3-5 days||Free, 1-5 days||Free, 1-5 days|
|Return Policy||they come take mattress for free Full money back except for $99 delivery fee, they come take mattress||Full money back, they come take mattress for free||Full money back, they come take mattress for free||Full money back, they come take mattress for free|
|Our Review||Saatva Review||Leesa Review||Casper Review||Tuft and Needle Review|
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