Leesa is a mattress company with a mission. The certified B corporation prioritizes its environmental and social impact, and donates mattresses to non-profit organizations and shelters that help children in need.
The Leesa product line includes three mattresses: the original Leesa mattress, the Leesa hybrid mattress, and the Leesa Legend mattress. We’ll take a closer look at the Leesa Legend mattress in this review. Of the three, the Leesa Legend is considered the luxury option. It has a more complex construction, with dual coil support beneath layers of foam. These elements up the price of the Leesa Legend mattress.
This medium firm hybrid mattress offers pressure point relief and support for nearly every body type and sleeping position. We’ll walk you through a breakdown of the cost of the Leesa Legend mattress, each layer of its construction, and how the mattress feels when you lie down on it. Based on extensive product testing and verified customer feedback, we’ll also rate how the Leesa performs when it comes to key categories like motion isolation and temperature regulation.
Leesa Mattresses At-A-Glance
|Leesa Legend||Leesa Original||Leesa Hybrid|
|Firmness||6 (Medium Firm)||5 (Medium)||6 (Medium Firm)|
Leesa Legend Mattress Review: Our Verdict
The Leesa Legend has six layers, including memory foam and polyfoam in the comfort system and dual coil layers below. This complex construction offers a balance of contouring and full-body support. This results in top-notch pressure relief that reduces aches and pains.
The dual coil construction also adds airflow throughout the mattress, which helps regulate temperature and prevents heat retention. We tend to recommend hybrid mattresses for hot sleepers, simply because there is more air circulating throughout a hybrid mattress than you would find in a foam mattress.
Couples will appreciate that the Leesa Legend balances ease of movement with motion isolation. The mattress has enough bounce for most couples, while still preventing sleep disturbances throughout the night.
We found that the Leesa Legend mattress offers support and comfort for most body types and sleeping positions. That being said, the Leesa Legend mattress is medium firm. So if you know you prefer a plush, soft mattress, it might be wise to look at the original Leesa mattress instead. On the other hand, stomach sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds will likely benefit from a firmer mattress. With the medium firm feel and contouring nature of the Leesa Legend, there is a possibility that heavier stomach sleepers will feel their hips and abdomen sink in too much.
The Leesa Legend is a luxury hybrid mattress with a price point to match. It has a thick profile and a complex construction. As a result, it is more expensive than the average hybrid mattress and will not appeal to budget shoppers.
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How Much Is the Leesa Legend Mattress?
A Leesa Legend queen size mattress costs $2,499. This is a luxury mattress with multiple layers of premium materials. The mattress is durable and supportive with dual coil support and high-density foams. Compared to the other Leesa mattresses, this is the most expensive option. It is also on the higher end of the price range we expect for a luxury hybrid mattress. That being said, Leesa often offers seasonal promotions and discounts that reduce the price of the mattress.
|Twin XL||38” x 80” x 12”||81 lbs.||$1,999|
|Full||54” x 75” x 12”||103 lbs.||$2,299|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 12”||119 lbs.||$2,499|
|King||76” x 80” x 12”||149 lbs.||$2,999|
|California King||72” x 84” x 12”||149 lbs.||$2,999|
How Does the Leesa Legend Mattress Feel?
When you lie down on the Leesa Legend mattress, you’ll immediately notice the cradling effect of the comfort layers. These layers hug the body gently and relieve pressure points. However, the mattress is medium firm with coil layers, so you won’t sink in too deeply. It has a good balance of contouring and support.
The micro coils in the Leesa Legend mattress are zoned with polyfoam in the center. This offers targeted support for the shoulders and hips and keeps the spine aligned. Both coil layers are responsive and breathable. Though the mattress contours to the shape of your body, it does not restrict airflow around you.
Despite having memory foam in its comfort system, the Leesa Legend mattress is resilient and bounces back quickly. This makes it easy to move around on the bed and prevents the feeling of being trapped or restricted.
What Is the Leesa Legend Made Of?
The Leesa Legend mattress has a 12-inch profile with 6 layers. The hybrid construction combines elements of a foam mattress and an innerspring mattress in order to maximize the benefits of both. We’ll break down each layer here.
The Leesa Legend mattress cover is made with Merino wool and organic cotton. These natural materials wick away heat and moisture for top-notch breathability. The fabric also incorporates recycled PES, which is made from recycled plastic bottles. The composition of the cover fabric is: 28% polyester, 28% recycled PES, 19% organic cotton, 12% Merino wool, 12% rayon, and 1% Spandex. The knitted cover has Leesa’s signature four-stripe design. The cover should not be removed, but it can be spot cleaned as needed.
The first comfort layer of the Leesa Legend mattress is 1 inch of aerated polyfoam. The ventilation in this layer makes it more breathable, allowing air to circulate around the body. The foam conforms to the shape of the body and relieves pressure points.
Beneath this layer is 1 inch of memory foam, which offers additional contouring and helps keep the spine aligned. The third layer includes micro coils zoned with polyfoam in the center. This layer targets the shoulders and hips to ensure proper support. The comfort system of the Legend mattress minimizes motion transfer.
Between the comfort system and coil support base is a 1-inch transition layer of core support polyfoam. This layer acts as a buffer between the coil layers and ensures you do not sink into the support base.
The durable base of the Leesa Legend mattress includes more than 1,000 pocketed 15-gauge coils. These coils support the body while reducing motion transfer. Coils around the perimeter add edge support to the mattress. Beneath the coil layer is 1 inch of high-density polyfoam. This core support foam reinforces the coils.
Does the Leesa Legend Isolate Motion?
There is some motion transfer to be expected with the Leesa Legend mattress, given that it has two layers of coils that add bounce and facilitate movement. Hybrid mattresses tend to have more bounce and do not contain motion as well as memory foam mattresses do. That being said, the pocketed coils react individually and help isolate movement.
Memory foam is known for its motion isolating properties. It reacts to pressure and absorbs movement. The Leesa Legend mattress uses memory foam in the comfort system, which helps prevent movements from transferring from one area of the bed to another. The polyfoam layers also help.
If you share the bed, you’ll likely notice your partner getting in and out of bed. Smaller movements throughout the night will be less noticeable.
Does the Leesa Legend Sleep Cool?
When it comes to sleeping cool, the Leesa Legend mattress regulates temperature exceptionally well. Organic cotton and Merino wool in the cover of the mattress wick away moisture and heat. The ventilated top layer of polyfoam allows for airflow around the body. Memory foam has a tendency to retain heat and restrict airflow by conforming closely, but having it as the second layer helps to offset heat buildup while retaining its comfort benefits.
Coils add airflow and improve temperature regulation, making them a better choice for hot sleepers. The Leesa Legend mattress has two layers of coils, which ensure air is circulating throughout the mattress, keeping it cool. These layers help the mattress maintain a temperature neutral feel.
If you tend to sleep hot, you may notice that the mattress retains some heat in the comfort system. However, it is minimal. For most, the Leesa Legend mattress sleeps cool.
Will It Sag Along the Edges?
The Leesa Legend mattress has lower gauge coils around the perimeter, which reinforce the edges and prevent sagging. The stabilizing base foam layer reinforces the coils. The mattress has a medium firm feel, and most people will feel supported when sleeping near the edge of the mattress.
However, it should be noted that the Leesa Legend mattress has thick foam layers and responsive coils that compress when pressure is applied. As a result, you may notice the mattress sinks in when you sit on the edge. This can lead to some sagging over time.
Is It Good for Sex?
The Leesa Legend mattress is bouncy and resilient, making it a good choice for sex. The dual coil construction makes it easy to move around on the mattress. This is ideal for changing positions. The foam comfort layers add traction to the mattress without restricting movement. Most couples find the Leesa Legend mattress to be resilient enough, as the mattress springs back to its original shape when you move or change positions. Edge support also increases the usable surface area of the bed.
As with any mattress with coils, there is the possibility of some noise. The creaking of coils makes it a less discreet choice than a purely foam mattress.
What About Off-gassing?
There is minimal off-gassing with the Leesa Legend mattress. The initial smell of the mattress dissipates within a couple of days and is the result of the synthetic foams and packaging used. The Leesa Legend mattress is CertiPUR-US certified, so it is made without any harmful chemicals and is low in Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). Off-gassing is the result of VOCs being released into the air when the mattress is unboxed. Ensuring your bedroom is well-ventilated will help the odor dissipate.
What Type of Sleeper Is the Leesa Legend Mattress Best for?
The Leesa Legend mattress is ideal for side and back sleepers, but also offers consistent support for most stomach sleepers. The hybrid construction and medium firm feel balances contouring, pressure point relief, and full-body support. There are special considerations for each type of sleeper, which we’ll discuss in detail here.
- Side Sleepers: Side sleepers need soft cushioning around their shoulders and hips. These areas press into the mattress when you sleep on your side, which can cause pressure points to develop. This is especially the case if the mattress is too firm. For most side sleepers, the conforming, medium firm feel of the Leesa Legend mattress will provide adequate cushioning. The comfort system cradles the body and alleviates pressure on the shoulders and hips. That being said, some light sleepers may prefer a softer mattress like the original Leesa mattress, especially if they weigh less than 130 pounds.
- Combination Sleepers: For combination sleepers, it is important that the mattress facilitates movement and prevents the feeling of being trapped. Combo sleepers tend to alternate between sleeping on their back, side, and stomach. In order to change positions throughout the night, the mattress should be resilient. Since the Leesa Legend mattress has a dual coil system, it facilitates movement well and offers ample support for each sleeping position.
- Back Sleepers: Back sleepers keep a neutral posture as they sleep, but need lumbar support in order to ensure the spine stays aligned. The Leesa Legend mattress has a zoned micro coil layer with a polyfoam center. This allows the mattress to offer targeted support for the lower back.
How Does Body Weight Impact the Leesa Legend Mattress's Performance?
Body weight changes how firm a mattress feels and can determine the amount of support the mattress provides. The Leesa Legend mattress has a thick profile with dual coil layers. The mattress is durable and ideal for a wide range of body types. That being said, how much you weigh will affect the performance of the mattress when it comes to pressure relief and support.
For those who weigh less than 130 pounds, the Leesa Legend mattress will feel firmer. This is because people in this weight category put less pressure on the mattress and do not sink into the comfort layers as much. The polyfoam and memory foam layers still cradle the body and alleviate pressure on the shoulders and hips. However, the mattress may be too firm for some people’s liking. People who weigh less than 130 pounds tend to prefer a mattress with a medium soft to medium firmness.
People who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds will find that the medium firm feel of the Leesa Legend mattress balances a conforming feel with zoned support. Side sleepers in this category praise the Leesa Legend for its strong contouring and pressure point relief. Overall, the Legend mattress is good for all sleeping positions in this weight range. The pressure relief and full-body support reduce aches and pains.
Side and back sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds have noted that the Leesa Legend mattress reduces pressure on their joints, back, shoulders and hips. The firmness and support of the mattress prevent sinking in too much, which helps keep the spine aligned. Stomach sleepers are more likely to notice their abdomen and hips sink into the mattress, and may benefit from a firmer option.
Is the Leesa Legend Mattress Good for Couples?
We consider the Leesa Legend mattress to be one of the best mattresses for couples, though personal preferences should be taken into consideration. When we decide whether or not a mattress is good for couples, there are a couple of factors we look at closely. Couples often differ in body type, sleeping position, and comfort preferences. Ease of movement is an essential factor for sex, while motion isolation minimizes sleep disturbances for those who share the bed. A mattress that is good for couples will also offer edge support, temperature regulation, and minimal noise. The Leesa Legend mattress performs well in each of these categories.
Since the Leesa Legend mattress falls near the middle of the firmness scale, it appeals to most body types and sleeping positions. For couples where both parties weigh less than 130 pounds, the mattress may feel too firm. But for most, it hits that sweet spot that balances contouring pressure relief with ample support and resilience.
The hybrid construction is also ideal for couples because it offers ease of movement and edge support, two factors that make a mattress good for sex. There is some noise to be expected from the coils, but since they are pocketed and topped with foam it is less noticeable than a typical hybrid. The coils also add airflow throughout the mattress and help regulate temperature. Overall, these qualities make it a good fit for couples.
Leesa's Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies
|Availability||The Leesa legend mattress is available in-stores and online. Leesa has partnered with retail stores like Macy’s, West Elm, and Pottery Barn. You can view store locations here.
Though Leesa offers the original and hybrid mattresses on Amazon.com, the Leesa Legend is not yet available on Amazon.
|Shipping||Leesa offers shipping to the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Shipping is free to all 50 United States. International shipping is available for an additional charge.
The Leesa Legend mattress is made to order. Orders typically ship within 3 to 6 business days via FedEx Ground. Transit time depends on the destination, but the mattress is usually delivered within 3 to 8 business days. The Legend mattress is compressed, vacuum sealed, and shipped in a box.
To set up the mattress, bring it into the bedroom, unbox and unroll it on the bed frame. Remove the plastic wrap and allow the mattress to fully expand.
|Additional Services||If you would like your Legend mattress set up for you, Leesa offers White Glove Delivery for $150. This includes old mattress removal. Additional time is needed for scheduling White Glove Delivery.|
|Sleep Trial||Leesa offers a 100-night sleep trial. The company requests that you try the mattress for 30 nights before initiating a return. This gives your body a chance to adjust to the new mattress before making a decision.
If you decide the mattress is not for you, contact Leesa to return your mattress. Leesa coordinates mattress pick-up and donation within the contiguous United States free of charge. Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii will incur a $100 return fee.
|Warranty||Leesa covers the Legend mattress with a 10-year limited warranty. The company will repair or replace a mattress with qualifying defects, but the customer is responsible for any shipping or transportation costs related to the warranty claim.|