Leesa Hybrid Mattress Review
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Our Leesa Hybrid mattress review highlights this new luxury hybrid mattress from the makers of the Leesa Original mattress.
Leesa set out to create a hybrid inner spring and foam mattress that delivers quality and comfort that rivals much more expensive beds on the market at a fraction of the cost.
Read our review of the Leesa Hybrid mattress and see whether this new luxury hybrid is the right choice for your next mattress purchase. (Review updated)
Is the Leesa Hybrid Mattress Right for You?
Buy the Leesa Hybrid Mattress if you like:
- Memory foam feel – The Leesa Hybrid combines various layers of memory foam in the top comfort layers that provide perfect pressure relief and that will allow you to sink in the mattress to a certain degree and provide you with the classic memory foam feel of contouring without the feeling of being trapped.
- Sleeping cool – This mattress sleeps quite cool due to the combination of the innerspring pocketed coil construction with the multiple layers of cooling foams in the top comfort layer and breathable cover.
- Bounce and responsiveness of hybrid mattresses – The Leesa Hybrid mattress features pocketed coil system in its construction and provides a nice degree of bounce and responsiveness which facilitates moving around in bed and makes this mattress excellent for sex.
- Mattresses with excellent edge support – Edge support is excellent with the Leesa Hybrid due to the special Perimeter Edge Support that the pocketed coil system of this mattress comes with.
You might not like the Leesa Hybrid Mattress if:
- You don’t like the bounce and responsiveness of hybrid mattresses – As mentioned, the Leesa Hybrid features pocketed coil system in its construction which makes it have more bounce and responsiveness than all foam mattresses. So, if you are not a big fan of this, the Leesa Hybrid may not be the best choice for you.
Construction and Materials
The Leesa Hybrid mattress is a 11″ mattress made up of 5 layers of hybrid pocketed coils and foam.
- 1.5″ Cooling Premium Foam Top Layer – This layer is 1.5″ of hole-punched responsive foam, designed to improve airflow through the mattress and provide the initial response to the sleeper as well as enough bounce and hug.
- 1.5″ Contouring Memory Foam Layer – This layer is 1.5″ of memory foam that is directly beneath the responsive top foam layer. This layer helps provide enhanced body contouring and pressure relief during sleep.
- 1″ Core Support Foam Layer – This layer is 1″ of transitional core support foam which works to provide transitional support between the memory foam layer above and the layer of pocketed coils beneath.
- 6″ Support Layer – This layer is 6″ of active response pocketed coils (1,000+) which provide extraordinary support to the body, reduce motion transfer and increase the overall durability and stability of the mattress. This pocketed coil system also comes with special Perimeter Edge Support which provides exceptional edge support for all body types.
- 1″ Core Support Foam Base Layer – This layer is 1″ of core support base foam which provides support for the layers above.
The Leesa Hybrid mattress has a beautiful seamless, white and grey cover which is not only soft and comfortable but also assists with airflow and breathability.
The cover has a similar 4 bar pattern like the Leesa Original but with more of a sheen to it which is visually appealing and also quite soft.
Firmness & Support
The Leesa Hybrid mattress only comes in one firmness option which we feel to be medium firm and rate it a 6.5 out of 10 (10 being the firmest).
The company has their own firmness scale where they rate this mattress in a range you can see below.
Most mattresses with thinner top comfort layers and pocketed coil system feel firm to me, as I am significantly heavier than Kaye, and I tend to press through the top comfort layers and feel more of the support layers. The Leesa Hybrid does a great job at providing comfort through the top foam layers and support beneath with the coil design.
In this case, the Leesa Hybrid’s pocketed coil design helps support both my heavier 230lb weight and combined weight with Kaye without causing too much pain or stiffness we usually experience with firmer mattresses.
In terms of support, we feel this mattress does a really good job of providing excellent support in all sleeping positions.
As we are primarily side sleepers, we like mattresses that provide enough give in the top comfort layer to support our shoulders and hips, while also having the firmness if we switch to our stomach or back. The Leesa Hybrid has it all and we did not experience any discomfort in our hips or shoulders.
The Leesa Hybrid mattress really provides the degree of support a heavier sleeper like myself needs from the pocketed coil foundation layer combined with the top comfort layers, without feeling like I am sinking down into the mattress.
The Leesa Hybrid mattress is quite comfortable, with the expected bounce coming from the coils combined with the foam top layers providing good body contour and hug.
The coils helped provide the bounce needed to switch positions during the night and supported my heavy bodyweight with ease.
The soft exterior cover combined with the multiple layers of foam do a good job at providing response and body contour, and provide more of a “sleeping on top of” feeling vs. the “sleeping in” feeling like many memory foam mattresses.
After sleeping on the Leesa Hybrid for a while, we found that our bodies adapted to the mattress and molded to the memory foam without feeling stuck or trapped in the foam.
The Leesa Hybrid does a good job of not sleeping hot due to the combination of the innerspring pocketed coil construction with the multiple layers of cooling foams in the top comfort layer and breathable cover.
While using a variety of foams in the top construction often lends to heat buildup and retention, the Leesa Hybrid does a good job at minimizing this, especially because it features the hole-punched top foam layer that allows great airflow through the mattress and helps keep things cool and comfortable throughout the whole night.
We did not feel much in the way of heat or stickiness that is often a complaint of all-foam mattresses which is a big plus.
Innerspring mattresses as a rule tend to sleep cooler, so we were not surprised with this, and the Leesa Hybrid did not disappoint in this regard.
Sinkage & Motion Transfer
The Leesa Hybrid mattress does an good job with sinkage, especially compared to most mattresses we have reviewed. As we always preach, sinkage (and motion transfer) is largely weight dependent.
The fact that I weigh around 230lbs tends to have a rather large bearing on the degree of sinkage I experience when sitting and lying on a mattress. Kaye, who is half my weight, experiences much less sinkage than I do, but again this is to be expected due to her much lighter weight.
The pocketed coil construction of the Leesa Hybrid does an excellent job at supporting my heavy weight, as evident that I don’t compress the mattress much at all compared to other mattresses that are made of foam (or hybrid coil for that matter).
Edge support is very good with this mattress, and better than many mattresses we have reviewed due to the special Perimeter Edge Support that the pocketed coil system of this mattress comes with.
I slept near the edge at times to test this and did not experience any of the “rolling off” the edges or having them compressed under my weight when sitting on the edge as well.
Motion transfer is more present with this mattress than with most memory foam mattresses we have reviewed, as to be expected with a hybrid coil mattress which provides more bounce than a foam or latex mattress due to the innerspring coils in its construction.
However this was nothing too extreme and we didn’t feel any disruption in our sleep by the shaking of the mattress when each other changed positions or got in or out of bed during the night.
Smell / Off-Gassing
The Leesa Hybrid mattress gets high marks in this category for not having a noticeable smell upon opening the box. The hybrid coil / foam construction minimized the degree of off-gassing that all foam mattresses usually have.
Leesa offers many of the same features as other online mattress retailers which includes:
- 100-Night Trial Period
- 10-Year Warranty
- Free Shipping
- 100% money back guarantee for Returns / Refunds
- Save money on the purchase of a Leesa Hybrid by clicking here
- American made
The Leesa Hybrid is reasonably priced, coming in at $1424 for a Queen, which is a good price given the quality materials and construction used in this mattress.
The Leesa Hybrid mattress is a great new hybrid coil / foam mattress that provides the benefits of both innerspring mattresses and memory foam mattresses as well, with luxury quality and materials at a price much less than excepted.
The Leesa Hybrid is a great medium-medium firm mattress that offers a good support for all sleeping styles, and provides a higher degree of bounce and responsiveness from the coil hybrid design. While this makes the mattress have more motion transfer, this is to be expected for these type of designs.
The Leesa Hybrid sleeps quite cool and has excellent edge support as well due to the special edge support technology included in the pocketed coil system of this mattress.
This is a great mattress for those that like the bounce of innerspring mattresses and the hug and contour of foam. Heavier sleepers will get great support from this mattress from this mattress too.
All in all, it is an excellent entrant in the hybrid coil/foam mattress segment, and the folks at Leesa did a great job with it. If you like the bounce and response of coils but also like the contour of memory foam, try out the Leesa Hybrid!