Leesa Legend Mattress Review

Man lying on his side on top of the Leesa Legend Hybrid Mattress

Leesa is a popular online mattress retailer that sells a variety of all-foam and hybrid mattresses across various price points. From the budget-friendly Leesa Original to the luxurious Leesa Legend, you’re sure to find a mattress to fit your budget and lifestyle needs.

In this review, we’ll be discussing The Leesa Legend Hybrid Mattress, Leesa’s most luxurious and expensive mattress yet. Featuring certiPUR-US certified foams and recycled materials, The Legend appeals to luxury and eco-conscious shoppers, but is it right for you? Find out in our Leesa Legend mattress review.

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Man lying on his side on top of the Leesa Legend Hybrid Mattress
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Leesa Legend Mattress Review Summary

The Leesa Legend strikes an excellent balance between comfort and support. It’s made with a zoned support layer that provides targeted pressure relief without sacrificing support where you need it most. As a result, this luxury mattress is a good option for most sleepers, regardless of weight or sleep position. But it’s a particularly excellent choice for side sleepers and side/combo sleepers.

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What We Love –

  • Made with plant-friendly materials such as recycled steel and plastics.
  • Zoned support provides targeted pressure relief and support.
  • Excellent motion isolation and edge support, ideal for couples.

Considerations –

  • The Leesa Legend is a luxury hybrid mattress with a higher-than-average price tag. There may be a better fit for budget shoppers.
  • While it is available as a Twin XL, it is not available in standard Twin size. 

Mattress Type

Hybrid

Firmness

Medium Plush

Sleep Trial

100-Nights

Warranty

10-year limited

Shipping

FREE Standard

Price Range

$1999-$2999

Leesa Legend Firmness & Feel

The Leesa Legend Hybrid Mattress has a medium-soft feel. It features a combination of coils and foam for targeted zoned support, allowing for an even distribution of body weight. Sleepers of most sizes and weights should find this mattress comfortable, but it’s a particularly good choice for side sleepers and side/combo sleepers. Overall, It’s an ideal choice for sleepers who want a soft mattress that doesn’t sacrifice support. Let’s take a look!

Side Sleepers

Side sleepers are the most common sleepers in the world, but they can have difficulty finding an ideal mattress. Because they tend to sleep on one side of their bodies, many side-sleepers experience shoulder pain and hip discomfort.

The Leesa Legend Hybrid Mattress was designed with side sleepers in mind. It uses zoned support to relieve stubborn pressure points that commonly affect the shoulders and hips. The plush foam comfort layers are extremely responsive to pressure, providing immediate relief and contouring.

Back Sleepers

Back sleepers need a mattress that provides cushioning and support in the lumbar area. This helps eliminate strain on the lower back, which can lead to back pain.

The Leesa Legend Hybrid Mattress is a solid choice for back sleepers. The balanced feel provides gentle cushioning through the lumbar region while preventing deep sinkage. This keeps the back properly aligned and prevents lower back pain.

Related: What Type of Mattress is Best for Your Body?

Stomach Sleepers

The best mattress for stomach sleepers should support your body weight and keep your spine aligned during the night. A firm mattress with minimal contouring and cushioning is ideal.

Generally, we recommend that stomach sleepers avoid softer mattresses. However, the Leesa Legend’s responsive coil system and zoned design helps to keep sleepers lifted—preventing midsection sagging. While some stomach sleepers may still opt for a firmer mattress, the Legend should work for stomach sleepers weighing less than 230 lbs.

Related: Best Mattress For Heavy Sleepers

Man sleeping on his stomach on the Leesa Legend
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Leesa Legend Mattress Review Summary

The Leesa Legend strikes an excellent balance between comfort and support. It’s made with a zoned support layer that provides targeted pressure relief without sacrificing support where you need it most. As a result, this luxury mattress is a good option for most sleepers, regardless of weight or sleep position. But it’s a particularly excellent choice for side sleepers and side/combo sleepers.

Leesa Legend Mattress Performance

Cooling

The Leesa Legend Hybrid Mattress uses individually wrapped coils to provide breathability and airflow through the mattress. This design ensures that air circulates freely through the bed, making it much cooler than traditional memory foam mattresses.

Additionally, the aerated comfort layer allows for even more airflow, keeping you comfortable all night long! The mattress’ excellent ease of movement also helps reduce trapped heat, making it a popular choice for hot sleepers.

aerated foam layer of the Leesa Legend hybrid
Aerated Foam Layer

Edge Support

Edge support refers to how strong and durable the edges of the mattress are. A good mattress will have a strong perimeter, which means you shouldn’t feel like you’re going to fall off when sitting or lying close to the edges of the bed.

The Leesa Legend offers above-average edge support thanks to its hybrid construction. Its pocketed coils help resist sagging along the edges, allowing sleepers to fully use the mattress’s surface area.

Man demonstrates edge support of the Leesa Legend Hybrid mattress

Motion Transfer

Motion transfer is the ability of a mattress to absorb and dissipate movement. The less motion that is transferred, the better.

The Leesa Legend was designed to provide optimal motion isolation, meaning you will feel less movement when your partner moves about throughout the night. This is especially beneficial if one of you tends to toss and turn in your sleep or get up frequently at night.

I was impressed with how little motion transfer could be felt while sleeping on the Leesa Legend Hybrid. All foam mattresses tend to perform better than hybrids when it comes to motion transfer. However, the Leesa Legend offered above-average motion isolation.

Ease of Movement

Ease of movement is the ability to shift positions without feeling stuck. For combination sleepers, ease of movement is important because it allows for frequent changes between sleeping on your side, back, and stomach without feeling bogged down.

The Leesa Legend Hybrid Mattress combines the motion-absorbing comfort of memory foam with the support and bounciness offered by individually wrapped coils. The resulting mattress provides excellent ease of movement for active sleepers.

Off-Gassing

Off-gassing is the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from certain materials, like new carpets, mattresses, and furniture. VOCs can cause allergies, dizziness, and respiratory problems in some people.

While most mattresses off-gas, some do it more than others. Leesa mattresses are made with CertiPUR-US certified foams. This means they don’t contain harmful chemicals or fire retardants such as ozone depleters, formaldehyde, or heavy metals. A slight initial odor may be present but should dissipate quickly.

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Leesa Legend Mattress Review Summary

The Leesa Legend strikes an excellent balance between comfort and support. It’s made with a zoned support layer that provides targeted pressure relief without sacrificing support where you need it most. As a result, this luxury mattress is a good option for most sleepers, regardless of weight or sleep position. But it’s a particularly excellent choice for side sleepers and side/combo sleepers.

Leesa Legend 12" Hybrid Construction

The Leesa Legend is a 12″ luxury hybrid mattress constructed of intricate layers of foam and coils. It’s made with certiPUR-US certified foams and recycled steel and plastic, making it a healthier, eco-friendly alternative to traditional mattresses.

Inside the mattress construction of the Leesa Legend Hybrid
  • Mattress Cover – The cover is made from 100% organic cotton, Merino wool, and polyester made from recycled plastic water bottles.

  • Comfort Layer – A 1″ layer of hole-punched polyfoam relieves pressure and improves breathability and heat dissipation.

  • Recovery Layer – This 1″ layer of memory foam provides contouring and additional pressure relief; it also helps to dampen motion transfer.

  • Zoned Support Layer – This unique layer is divided into three sections. The top and bottom sections include over 750 micro-pocket springs for targeted pressure relief through the hips and shoulders. The middle section is made with stabilizing foam for additional lumbar support and motion isolation.

  • Transition Layer – Beneath the zoned support layer is 1″ of firmer polyfoam. This layer prevents sleepers from sinking into the firm support system below.

  • Support Layer – Over 1,000 individually wrapped coils provide stability and support. This layer is made from recycled steel and gives the Legend a responsive, bouncy feel, all while dampening motion.

  • Base Layer – Lastly, 1″ of high-density polyfoam stabilizes the layers above.
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Leesa Legend Mattress Review Summary

The Leesa Legend strikes an excellent balance between comfort and support. It’s made with a zoned support layer that provides targeted pressure relief without sacrificing support where you need it most. As a result, this luxury mattress is a good option for most sleepers, regardless of weight or sleep position. But it’s a particularly excellent choice for side sleepers and side/combo sleepers.

Leesa Purchase Details

Sleep Trial

Leesa mattresses come with a 100-night sleep trial; however, they do require you to try the mattress for a minimum of 30 nights. During this time, if you decide your new bed isn’t right, Leesa will pick up the mattress and issue a full refund minus any discounts you receive.

Warranty

Leesa offers a 10-year limited warranty. Visible indentations greater than one inch due to deterioration or defects in materials or workmanship will be repaired or replaced during this time.

Shipping

Leesa is a bed-in-a-box mattress shipped directly to your doorstep. Standard shipping is FREE to all 50 states. In-home delivery and setup are available for $199. Choose this option if you’d like your old mattress and box spring to be removed and your new Leesa mattress set up for you.

Financing

Leesa offers two options for financing. Choose SplitPay, which allows you to make 4 interest-free payments, or choose installments with 6, 12, 24, or 36-month payment plans with as low as 0% APR (based on credit approval).

Pricing & Bed Sizes

Price

Dimensions

Weight

Twin XL

$1999

37.5″ x 79.5″

81 LBS

Full

$2299

52.5″ x 74.5″

103 LBS

Queen

$2599

59.5″ x 79.5″

119 LBS

King

$2999

75.5″ x 79.5″

149 LBS

California King

$2999

71.5″ x 83.5″

149 LBS

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Leesa Legend Mattress Review Summary

The Leesa Legend strikes an excellent balance between comfort and support. It’s made with a zoned support layer that provides targeted pressure relief without sacrificing support where you need it most. As a result, this luxury mattress is a good option for most sleepers, regardless of weight or sleep position. But it’s a particularly excellent choice for side sleepers and side/combo sleepers.

Choosing a Compatible Bedframe

Choosing a supportive foundation for your mattress is important not only for you but for your mattress as well. Using an improper frame or foundation can void your warranty! So, what is suitable? 

Leesa does not recommend using a box spring with foam or hybrid mattresses, but the following options are acceptable:

  • Foundation + Metal Bed Frame
  • Platform Beds
  • Adjustable Bases

Final Thoughts

From the moment you crawl into the Leesa Legend, you’ll know you’re in for a treat. My first impression was that the bed was quite soft, as I immediately experienced my pressure points melting away. However, I was quickly met with the responsiveness of the coil support system, which kept me from sinking too deeply into the mattress.

The balance between comfort and support makes The Legend a good option for most sleepers, regardless of weight or sleep position. But it’s a particularly excellent choice for side sleepers and side/combo sleepers. Additionally, it has above-average edge support and is designed to reduce motion transfer—making it an ideal choice for couples as well.

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Up to $700 OFF mattress + 2 FREE Pillows

Leesa Legend Mattress Review Summary

The Leesa Legend strikes an excellent balance between comfort and support. It’s made with a zoned support layer that provides targeted pressure relief without sacrificing support where you need it most. As a result, this luxury mattress is a good option for most sleepers, regardless of weight or sleep position. But it’s a particularly excellent choice for side sleepers and side/combo sleepers.