Leesa Mattress Topper Review
Leesa’s memory foam mattress topper is an upgrade for your current mattress. We’ll help you decide whether or not it’s the right investment for your bed.
Jan 5th, 2021 •
We are big fans of the Leesa memory foam mattress, so it’s no surprise that we were excited to check out their memory foam mattress topper. It’s a new addition to the Leesa bedding collection, and is meant to revive an old mattress or adjust the firmness level of a new mattress.
In this review, we give you a clear sense of how adding this high-quality foam layer will enhance your mattress feel. We’ll also put our magnifying glass up to the topper’s construction, best features, and pros/cons.
What It’s Made With
Leesa’s mattress topper is made of two-inches of proprietary memory foam. It’s the same foam used for the top layer of the Leesa mattress. Leesa designed this foam to combine cushion and bounce.
It has the supportive feel of memory foam, but it’s not as slow to respond as Tempur-Pedic foam. We even think the response time is about as quick as a latex mattress topper. For example, when you lift your hand from pressing into the foam, it snaps back to its original shape with no delay.
Two inches is about as thin as mattress toppers come. You’ll notice more cushion when you lie down, but it won’t completely change the feel of your mattress. It’s also pretty lightweight and breathable, which is ideal if you emit a lot of body heat at night.
Additionally, the foam is CertiPUR-US® certified, so you shouldn’t notice excessive off-gassing.
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The topper cover is the same one used for Leesa mattresses—a twill fabric made from polyester, viscose, and lycra. Unlike the seamless mattress covers, the topper cover is entirely removable. There is a zipper on the side that opens up enough to peel the cover back from the foam.
What Makes It Special?
- Responsive: Leesa’s memory foam topper is more cushioning than latex foam, but it has the same level of responsiveness. You get the pillow top feel of plush foam without feeling like you’re slowly sinking into the topper. Because it responds so fast, it also does a good job of motion isolation.
- Contouring: The foam adds an extra measure of pressure relief to any sleeping surface. You can feel the topper fill in the gaps under your lower back and knees, which improves sleeping posture and reduces back pain.
- Machine Washable: Mattress toppers already act as a sort of mattress protector since they sit on top of the mattress surface. The Leesa topper cover can also be removed and washed, so you don’t need to worry about odors or bacteria buildup.
Best For/Not Best For
Don’t get us wrong, we think this is a great mattress topper, but it’s not for everyone. This is who we think should and should not give the Leesa topper a try.
This is the best mattress topper for:
- Those who want to soften up the top layer of their mattress
- Side sleepers and stomach sleepers who need extra cushioning near pressure points
- Back sleepers with a smaller body type
- Shoppers with older mattresses that need a more comfortable mattress
- Hot sleepers who want a breathable mattress topper
This is not a good topper for:
- Budget shoppers
- Those who like to test a product before buying (the topper is shipped in a box direct from Leesa)
- Back sleepers with a larger body type
Sizes and Prices
Leesa’s level of quality is on par with other bed-in-a-box mattress companies, but their prices are a bit higher. For example, they ask $299 for queen size topper, whereas ViscoSoft and Lucid would ask $30-$150 less for a relatively comparable product. Leesa does offer financing, which can divide the cost into more manageable chunks.
|Twin||39″ x 75″||$199|
|Twin XL||39″ x 80″||$219|
|Full||53″ x 75″||$269|
|Queen||60″ x 80″||$299|
|King||76″ x 80″||$359|
|Cal King||72″ x 84″||$359|
Shipping and Returns
Leesa ships their topper for free in all 50 states. It typically arrives within 2-8 business days. Their return policy is pretty generous—you get a full refund as long as the topper is clean and undamaged. Leesa will ask you to donate your topper to a local charity like Goodwill or Salvation Army and then send them the donation receipt.
If you need a return, you have 30 days from your delivery date to do so. Call 1-844-33-LEESA or email email@example.com to get the process started. Bear in mind, you may be charged a fee if your topper is damaged or ruined.
Trial and Warranty
You get a 30-night trial period with the Leesa topper. It starts on the day your topper is delivered. After the trial period, it is protected by a 1-year warranty. The topper warranty covers pretty much the same defects as the Leesa mattress 10-year warranty—body impressions deeper than 1”, cracks in the foam, and broken zippers on the cover.
Pros and Cons
|Responsive: Provides a quick response to changes in position||Cost: Not a budget buy|
|Cooling: Breathable open cell construction that reduces heat retention||Off-Gassing: May have a slight off-gassing scent for the first 24-48 hours|
|Easy Care: Removable, machine washable mattress cover||Sleep Trial: Relatively short trial period|
How do I clean the Leesa Mattress Topper?
To clean your Leesa mattress topper, unzip the cover, remove it from the foam, and machine wash it with cold water and a gentle detergent. Let it air dry completely in a well ventilated room before putting it back on the foam.
Where can I buy the Leesa Mattress Topper?
You can always buy direct from Leesa on their website or by calling in an order. They also sell their topper online through Amazon and West Elm.
Do I need to put sheets over my Leesa topper?
Sheets are highly recommended to keep the cover in tip-top shape, but it is washable if you need to sleep right on the topper for whatever reason.
Is a mattress topper the same thing as a mattress pad?
No, a mattress pad is much thinner than a topper. It’s a layer of quilted padding that attaches to the top of the mattress with straps or elastic like a fitted sheet. Mattress toppers are relatively thick—at least 1” but more likely 2-4”. They are meant to alter the feel of the mattress, usually by making it softer.
Where is the Leesa Mattress Topper made?
The Leesa topper is designed and manufactured in the US.
There is no doubt that the Leesa Mattress Topper will improve the feel of your mattress. You have a month to see whether or not it helps you get a better night’s sleep, plus risk-free returns if it’s not a great fit. If you can afford the price tag, it’s a worthwhile investment for those with any sleeping position and those who want a breathable, lightweight mattress topper.
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