Firmness: Medium Firm (6)
Sizes: Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
Price Range: $1,999 – $2,999
Warranty: 10 Year, Limited
- Excellent comfort for side sleepers
- Great bed for couples
- Eco-conscious company makes mattresses in the U.S.
- Less budget-friendly than other foam hybrids
- White Glove Delivery costs an extra $199
- Not well-suited for heavier stomach sleepers
Sleep Doctor’s Take: Leesa Legend Mattress
The Leesa Legend is designed to provide cool comfort with support where you need it most. The layered construction of this luxury hybrid results in a medium firm and cushiony surface that impressed our testers and should suit a wide range of sleepers. The Legend is an especially good fit for side sleepers and couples.
Leesa Legend Hybrid Mattress: An Introduction
Since Leesa began shipping boxed mattresses in 2014, the company’s product line has expanded to include several foam and hybrid models. The Legend Hybrid is its luxury option, featuring multiple layers of foams, springs, and microcoils, all wrapped in a cushy cover containing natural and recycled materials.
The Legend boasts a number of construction elements to ensure a plush feel, good ventilation, and medium firm support. The Legend’s multiple layers work together to provide ventilation, minimize motion transfer, maximize pressure relief, and provide support where it’s needed most.
Our testers found that the Legend lived up to its ambitions. It received very good scores in most performance categories and its drawbacks are few, making it one of the best mattresses for many. If your budget allows, the Legend deserves a closer look.
How We Review
Our testing team carefully evaluates each mattress we review, rating it in a number of performance categories. Our testers focus on the qualities that are most important when choosing a mattress. Since body size and sleep position impact mattress preferences, our team is diverse, ensuring accurate, inclusive ratings.
What’s It Like to Sleep on the Leesa Legend Mattress?
The multilayer construction of the Leesa Legend gives it a medium firm feel balanced by a soft, cushiony surface that many people find very comfortable.
If you’re a side sleeper, you are likely to appreciate the Leesa Legend. In our sleep lab, side sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds loved the mattress, rating it as excellent. It provides adaptive cushioning, while still maintaining a medium firm surface that resists sagging.
We found the Legend to have a cool feel since heat buildup is reduced by its breathable cover, ventilated foam layers, and airflow through the springs in the support layer.
Leesa Legend Mattress Pros and Cons
- Multiple layers effectively balance pressure relief and support
- Minimal motion transfer
- Sleeps cool
- May feel too firm for lighter weight sleepers
- Slight off-gassing when initially unboxed
- Available in just one firmness option
Sleeping Positions, Body Weight, and Firmness
Our testing team rated the Leesa Legenda Hybrid as medium firm, scoring a 6 on our firmness scale of 1 to 10. This level of firmness provides a good balance of softness and support, and is a good choice for many sleepers.
As our team evaluates a mattress, we consider factors that affect mattress preference, like body size and favored sleep position. Our testers found that the Leesa Legend’s multilayered construction was most comfortable for side sleepers, especially those who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds. It also impressed side sleepers over 230 pounds and back sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds.
Leesa Legend Sleeper Ratings
|Under 130 lbs.
|Over 230 lbs.
The Legend’s ability to cushion side sleepers’ pressure points while providing medium firm support earned it an excellent rating from our mid-weight side sleeping testers. The mattress’s zoned support combined with memory foam’s ability to cradle the body’s contours earned very good marks from our heavier testers. Lighter side sleepers might be happier on a slightly softer mattress, like the Leesa Original.
Most testers who sleep on their backs liked the Legend’s ability to cushion the lower back area while still providing enough support to maintain spinal alignment. Back sleepers in the mid-weight range gave very good marks to the Legend. Because lighter sleepers exert less pressure on the mattress’s foam, it provides less cushioning for them. Lightweight back sleepers might be more comfortable on the plush Leesa Original.
Stomach sleepers do best on a mattress that is firm enough to keep their spines properly aligned while still providing some cushioning to the front of their bodies. Our stomach sleepers under 230 pounds were satisfied with the Legend, but stomach sleepers over 230 pounds might consider firmer mattresses for better support.
Our Performance Ratings
Our testers use a five-point rating scale to rate a mattress’s performance. Testers give the mattress rating in each category, ranging from poor (1) to excellent (5).
Our testers gave the Leesa Legend high marks for its ability to cushion and cradle the body. The memory foam in the comfort system gently conforms to the sleeper’s body. Our testers found that Legend provided cushioning where it is needed most, especially around the hips and shoulders of side sleepers. The cradling feeling of the foam is balanced by more supportive elements of the mattress, like the layers of coils and sturdy polyfoam.
Several elements of the Leesa Legend contribute to its very good temperature neutrality. The layer of foam closest to the sleeper’s body has air channels that keep it ventilated and prevent the buildup of body heat. The pocketed springs of the support core allow good air circulation throughout the mattress. Even our testers who tend to sleep hot felt comfortable on the Legend.
Our testers rated the Leesa Legend’s motion isolation as very good. The memory foam in the comfort system is known for its ability to absorb motion, preventing its transfer. Other features, such as the combination of micro-coils and polyfoam in the zoned support layer and the pocketing of the coils in the core, also contribute to this mattress’s ability to prevent movement from reverberating across its surface.
Our testing team rated the mattress’s edge support as very good, which is no surprise, given that there are special pocketed springs built into the support core’s perimeter to keep it strong. Stable edges not only make you feel steady when lying near or sitting on the edge of the bed, they also make getting in and out of bed easier.
Our testers expect the Leesa Legend to have average durability for a hybrid, lasting around seven to eight years. Materials used to make the Legend, such as dense polyfoam layer and pocketed microcoils, are designed to delay the sagging that often occurs in mattresses with foam elements. However, how it is used and how much pressure is placed on its surface can affect how long the Legend maintains its shape.
Ease of Movement
Our testing team found it easy to move around on the surface of the Leesa Legend. This is due to the Legend’s construction, with multiple layers that create both support and cushioning. The zoned support layer along with the pocketed coils, make this mattress responsive, with just enough bounce. Sleepers don’t sink too deeply into the mattress, making shifting positions and getting in and out of bed easy.
For most couples, a bouncy mattress with a little cushioning makes the best surface for sex. The Legend is a very good choice when it comes to providing a space for intimate activities. The strong edge support gives couples plenty of room to move around on, and its responsive coils make movement and position changes easy. Its temperature neutrality should keep people from overheating.
You may notice a faint chemical odor when your Leesa Legend is unboxed. This off-gassing occurs when volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the foam are released into the air. The off-gassing of the Leesa Legend is minimal and should dissipate within a few days when the mattress is in a well-ventilated area.
Rest assured the Leesa Legend has been awarded a CertiPUR-US certification, which ensures that its VOCs are within safe limits.
What Is the Leesa Legend Mattress Made Of?
With an emphasis on recycled materials, the Legend Hybrid has multiple layers that work together to provide medium firm support as well as adaptable pressure relief.
Made with organic cotton and Merino wool, the Legend’s cover material is blended with fibers made from recycled water bottles. The comfort layer contains ventilated breathable foam to cool and contour. A layer of memory foam provides pressure relief. Under the memory foam, a zoned layer of microcoils and stabilizing foam help minimize motion transfer. An underlying layer of transition foam layer bolsters support.
The Legend’s support core is constructed of almost 2000 pocketed springs, made from recycled steel, with extra edge support. All foams in the Legend mattress are Certi-PUR-US certified.
|Mattress Construction Layers
|Polyblend with Organic Cotton, Merino Wool, and Recycled Fibers
|1” Ventilated Polyfoam
1” Memory Foam
1.5” Pocketed Microcoils (Head/Foot) and Polyfoam (Torso)
6” Pocketed Coils
How Much Does the Leesa Legend Mattress Cost?
The Leesa Legend Mattress was created as a luxury mattress, with a price point that may be too high for some mattress shoppers. However, considering its strong performance ratings and quality materials, it represents a good value for the money.
|37.5” x 79.5”
|52.5” x 74.5”
|59.5” x 79.5”
|71.5” x 83.5”
Which Leesa Mattress Is Right for You?
Leesa offers a number of mattress options, with models designed for shoppers on a budget, shoppers looking for luxury, and people looking for a mattress engineered to stay cool.
The memory foam Studio Mattress comes at a very affordable price, although it does not include the multilayered luxury of the Legend. The all-foam Leesa Original and Original Hybrid cost a bit more than the Studio, but still represent a solid value. The Sapira is made to sleep cool, though our testers found its temperature neutrality was comparable to the Legend’s.
Overall, the Legend earned the highest overall performance ratings in our sleep lab and its superior quality is reflected in its price.
Leesa Mattresses at a Glance
|Base Price (Queen)
|Medium Firm (6)
|Leesa Original Hybrid
|Medium Firm (6)
|Leesa Sapira Hybrid
|Medium Firm (6)
|Lessa Legend Hybrid
|Medium Firm (6)
Discounts and Coupons
Leesa has frequent sales on their website, often centered around holidays like Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Black Friday.
Leesa also offers a $50 discount to members of the military, military veterans and spouses, as well as nurses, medical providers, first responders, students, and teachers. Additional discounts may be available by signing up for Leesa’s email list.
Where Can You Buy the Leesa Legend Mattress?
The Leesa Legend Hybrid is available on the Leesa website for online purchases. If you purchase through the Leesa website you will benefit from a 100-night sleep trial, direct-to-consumer pricing, and frequent discounts. The mattress can also be purchased online through other websites like Amazon.
If you would like to get a feel for the Legend before deciding, Macy’s, Pottery Barn, and West Elm carry Leesa products. Check the store locator on the Leesa website for a retailer near you.
|Buying Information and Customer Policies
|The Leesa Legend is available throughout the U.S. and Canada.
|The Leesa Legend ships free. Mattresses are built to order, then compressed and boxed. Unless you pay extra for White Glove delivery, you will need to unbox and set up your mattress yourself.
|White Glove Delivery and setup are available for an additional fee of $199, which includes the removal of your old mattress.
|Leesa offers a 100-night sleep trial for mattresses purchased through its website. Refunds are not allowed during the first 30 days you have your mattress. A full refund will be issued after the mattress is picked up from your home. Customers in Alaska and Hawaii are charged $100 for mattress returns.
|The Leesa Legend comes with a 10-year warranty. Mattresses with covered defects will be replaced or repaired without a deductible.
Leesa Legend Mattress FAQ
The Leesa Legenda is a great mattress for couples. Its responsive feel and strong edge support create an ideal surface for intimate activities. During sleep, its ability to limit motion prevents sleepers from being awakened by their partner’s movements.
If your budget allows, the Leesa Legenda is a luxury mattress with a lot to offer for its price. Our testers gave it high scores in almost every performance category. Many people also appreciate that the company uses recycled materials to make its products in the U.S.
Macy’s, Pottery Barn, and West Elm carry Leesa mattresses that you can try out. You can use the store locator on the Leesa website to find a store near you. Call before you visit to ensure that the Leesa Legend is in stock.
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