/KAYA vs. Leesa
KAYA vs. Leesa 2018-03-08T13:14:15+00:00

KAYA vs. Leesa

The following review was conducted by the KAYA Sleep, Inc. employees, and as such we realize cannot be completely objective. However, great efforts were made to present the factual information as is, as we believe in the importance of transparency.

Leesa is an all-foam mattress constructed of 3 layers of foam, wrapped under a seamless four stripe cover. It is considered to be one of the best all-foam mattresses available, thanks to its high-density memory foam. Leesa offers free shipping and returns, a 100-day trial period and a 10-year warranty.

The KAYA mattress is a premium hybrid mattress, designed by sleep experts with years of experience. KAYA is constructed of 3 layers of the highest density foams available, with a pocketed coil core of over 1,000 springs. Its high-density foam layers provide top-notch support and durability, while its pocketed coil core takes care of body contouring, amazing Edge support, and minimal motion transfer. To top it all off, KAYA’s cover is infused with ThermoGel, which starts cooling when truly needed, and close to your skin, where it counts. A mattress of this quality, at such an affordable price, with a trial period of 120 days and a 20-year warranty, cannot be found anywhere else.

The following comparison will examine how Leesa’s all-foam mattress fares against KAYA’s top quality hybrid mattress.

KAYA mattress in bedroom

KAYA vs. Leesa

The following review was conducted by the KAYA Sleep, Inc. employees, and as such we realize cannot be completely objective. However, great efforts were made to present the factual information as is, as we believe in the importance of transparency.

Leesa is an all-foam mattress constructed of 3 layers of foam, wrapped under a seamless four stripe cover. It is considered to be one of the best all-foam mattresses available, thanks to its high-density memory foam. Leesa offers free shipping and returns, a 100-day trial period and a 10-year warranty.

The KAYA mattress is a premium hybrid mattress, designed by sleep experts with years of experience. KAYA is constructed of 3 layers of the highest density foams available, with a pocketed coil core of over 1,000 springs. Its high-density foam layers provide top-notch support and durability, while its pocketed coil core takes care of body contouring, amazing Edge support, and minimal motion transfer. To top it all off, KAYA’s cover is infused with ThermoGel, which starts cooling when truly needed, and close to your skin, where it counts. A mattress of this quality, at such an affordable price, with a trial period of 120 days and a 20-year warranty, cannot be found anywhere else.

The following comparison will examine how Leesa’s all-foam mattress fares against KAYA’s top quality hybrid mattress.

KAYA mattress in bedroom

Best overall mattress – KAYA

With far better foam densities, a high quality pocketed coil layer, better warranty and a longer trial period, KAYA takes this one down easily.

That’s just the bottom line. To see the full comparison in detail, simply scroll down.

Best overall mattress – KAYA

With far better foam densities, a high quality pocketed coil layer, better warranty and a longer trial period, KAYA takes this one down easily.

That’s just the bottom line. To see the full comparison in detail, simply scroll down.

1. Materials/Durability

When it comes to quality, you should first look at the materials and the overall build. Comparing the layers one by one, KAYA seems to have the superior product. Let’s see why:

Leesa is an all-foam mattress, so this is where its strength should be. Leesa’s specifications are impressive, no doubt, with 3 layers of high quality foam. The thing is, they’re not as impressive as KAYA’s, because when it comes to foams, density is what matters. KAYA’s top layer is a Highly Responsive HD Foam with a density of 5-PCF, while Leesa’s Avena® Foam is only 3.65-PCF. KAYA’s second layer is the 4-PCF Memory Foam, once again beating Leesa’s 3-PCF Memory Foam. Comparing the bases, KAYA has a Pocketed Coil Core, bringing the best of both worlds (foam and coil) in a single mattress. It is important to mention that Leesa’s top two layers are 2″ each, while KAYA’s are 1″ and 2″, so that leaves KAYA’s 3rd, transitional layer of 2-PCF against Leesa’s 2nd layer’s last inch (3-PCF). Still, that only narrows KAYA’s huge lead in this category by a small margin.

Lastly, we have to compare the two different base layers. With a high-quality hybrid such as KAYA, you get amazing body contouring, without that quicksand sinking feeling, with great Edge support, minimal motion transfer. KAYA’s pocketed coils have the advantage of allowing great airflow, which keeps the mattress cooler.  Leesa, on the other hand, relies on its foam-only properties and while it is a great mattress, it does not have the benefits of a Hybrid. Leesa does provide some cooling in its mattress, by using breathable foam. But while Leesa relies on its breathable foam, KAYA’s creators did not settle for the cooling properties of the coil core alone (which allows great airflow). KAYA went the distance and infused its actively cooling ThermoGel into the cover, as close as possible to your body. In short, if you’re a fan of the all-foam feeling, Leesa would be a great choice no doubt, but it would be a shame to pass up on KAYA.  KAYA keeps up with its promise of bringing the best out of foams and coils together.

*Specifications according to official website, October 2017
*Avena is a registered trademark of Carpenter Co.

KAYALeesa
Top Layer1″ Highly Responsive HD Foam, 5-PCF2″, 3.65-PCF Avena® Foam
2nd Layer2″ Memory Foam, 4-PCF2″, 3-PCF, Contouring Memory Foam
3rd Layer1″ Transition Foam, 2-PCF
Base6″, 1000+ Pocketed Coils, Top Grade Steel6″, 1.8-PCF, Core Support Foam Base
CoverCooling ThermoGel Infused, Seamless, Single-KnitNo Cooling, Seamless Four-Stripe Cover
Height11”10”
Edge SupportYesNot specialized
CoolingActively Cooling ThermoGel, In Cover, Hybrid Design PropertiesPerforated foam layer

1. Materials/Durability

When it comes to quality, you should first look at the materials and the overall build. Comparing the layers one by one, KAYA seems to have the superior product. Let’s see why:

Leesa is an all-foam mattress, so this is where its strength should be. Leesa’s specifications are impressive, no doubt, with 3 layers of high quality foam. The thing is, they’re not as impressive as KAYA’s, because when it comes to foams, density is what matters. KAYA’s top layer is a Highly Responsive HD Foam with a density of 5-PCF, while Leesa’s Avena® Foam is only 3.65-PCF. KAYA’s second layer is the 4-PCF Memory Foam, once again beating Leesa’s 3-PCF Memory Foam. Comparing the bases, KAYA has a Pocketed Coil Core, bringing the best of both worlds (foam and coil) in a single mattress. It is important to mention that Leesa’s top two layers are 2″ each, while KAYA’s are 1″ and 2″, so that leaves KAYA’s 3rd, transitional layer of 2-PCF against Leesa’s 2nd layer’s last inch (3-PCF). Still, that only narrows KAYA’s huge lead in this category by a small margin.

Lastly, we have to compare the two different base layers. With a high-quality hybrid such as KAYA, you get amazing body contouring, without that quicksand sinking feeling, with great Edge support, minimal motion transfer. KAYA’s pocketed coils have the advantage of allowing great airflow, which keeps the mattress cooler.  Leesa, on the other hand, relies on its foam-only properties and while it is a great mattress, it does not have the benefits of a Hybrid. Leesa does provide some cooling in its mattress, by using breathable foam. But while Leesa relies on its breathable foam, KAYA’s creators did not settle for the cooling properties of the coil core alone (which allows great airflow). KAYA went the distance and infused its actively cooling ThermoGel into the cover, as close as possible to your body. In short, if you’re a fan of the all-foam feeling, Leesa would be a great choice no doubt, but it would be a shame to pass up on KAYA.  KAYA keeps up with its promise of bringing the best out of foams and coils together.

*Specifications according to official website, October 2017
*Avena is a registered trademark of Carpenter Co.

KAYALeesa
Top Layer1″ Highly Responsive HD Foam, 5-PCF2″, 3.65-PCF Avena® Foam
2nd Layer2″ Memory Foam, 4-PCF2″, 3-PCF, Contouring Memory Foam
3rd Layer1″ Transition Foam, 2-PCF
Base6″, 1000+ Pocketed Coils, Top Grade Steel6″, 1.8-PCF, Core Support Foam Base
CoverCooling ThermoGel Infused, Seamless, Single-KnitNo Cooling, Seamless Four-Stripe Cover
Height11”10”
Edge SupportYesNot specialized
CoolingActively Cooling ThermoGel, In Cover, Hybrid Design PropertiesPerforated foam layer

2. Firmness

Medium-Firm 
KAYA

Medium-Firm 
Leesa

Mattress firmness is one of its more important qualities. While it’s mostly a matter of personal preference, most people agree that a mattress should be soft enough to provide comfort, and firm enough to provide support. Both mattresses do a great job in this. The KAYA mattress was tried and tested by professionals, until it was ultimately decided to have it belong to the Medium-Firm category. It has an initial soft feel at the top and deep firm support. According to reviews, the Leesa mattress is around the same area, mostly described as having a firmness of 6/10. If you prefer your mattress less on the firm side, but not too soft, we would recommend KAYA over Leesa.

2. Firmness

Medium-Firm 
KAYA

Medium-Firm 
Leesa

Mattress firmness is one of its more important qualities. While it’s mostly a matter of personal preference, most people agree that a mattress should be soft enough to provide comfort, and firm enough to provide support. Both mattresses do a great job in this. The KAYA mattress was tried and tested by professionals, until it was ultimately decided to have it belong to the Medium-Firm category. It has an initial soft feel at the top and deep firm support. According to reviews, the Leesa mattress is around the same area, mostly described as having a firmness of 6/10. If you prefer your mattress less on the firm side, but not too soft, we would recommend KAYA over Leesa.

3. Price

$1195 
KAYA

$815 
Leesa

Unsurprisingly, Leesa is sold at a cheaper price than KAYA, seeing as the Leesa mattress is made entirely out of foam, and does not have a pocketed coil layer in its build. KAYA’s pocketed coil layer is made from top grade steel, and its foams are of higher density, making the price of $1195 extremely lucrative. Leesa may offer the cheaper absolute price, but considering the lower density foams and lack of a coil core, KAYA is clearly the better value for money option.

*Prices according to official sites, March 2018

3. Price

$1195 
KAYA

$815 
Leesa

Unsurprisingly, Leesa is sold at a cheaper price than KAYA, seeing as the Leesa mattress is made entirely out of foam, and does not have a pocketed coil layer in its build. KAYA’s pocketed coil layer is made from top grade steel, and its foams are of higher density, making the price of $1195 extremely lucrative. Leesa may offer the cheaper absolute price, but considering the lower density foams and lack of a coil core, KAYA is clearly the better value for money option.

*Prices according to official sites, March 2018

4. Warranty

20 Years 
KAYA

10 Years 
Leesa

We can start from the bottom line: KAYA offers a 20-year warranty while Leesa offers 10. KAYA’s 20-year warranty is well above the standard. KAYA will fully replace or repair the mattress if the mattress is deemed defective within the first ten year of ownership, to the original purchaser. For the next years, up to the 20th year, KAYA will provide additional coverage and repair or replace the mattress at a prorated cost. Leesa, on the other hand, offers its warranty to the original purchaser for 10 years only, as mentioned in their website: “For 10 years after you purchase your new mattress, when it has a defect covered under the warranty, we will replace or repair it.”

4. Warranty

20 Years 
KAYA

10 Years 
Leesa

We can start from the bottom line: KAYA offers a 20-year warranty while Leesa offers 10. KAYA’s 20-year warranty is well above the standard. KAYA will fully replace or repair the mattress if the mattress is deemed defective within the first ten year of ownership, to the original purchaser. For the next years, up to the 20th year, KAYA will provide additional coverage and repair or replace the mattress at a prorated cost. Leesa, on the other hand, offers its warranty to the original purchaser for 10 years only, as mentioned in their website: “For 10 years after you purchase your new mattress, when it has a defect covered under the warranty, we will replace or repair it.”

5. Trial Period

120 Days 
KAYA

100 Days 
Leesa

While both mattresses offer a generous free trial, the numbers speak for themselves. KAYA lets you try the mattress for 120 days, 20% more than Leesa’s generous, yet not-as-good trial period of 100 days. Both products will need a short period of around 30 days to get used to, before you enjoy the full comfort of your mattress. KAYA offers a trial period of 4 times of that, acknowledging that its customers deserve to be satisfied with their decision and regret-free.

Free shipping and a full refund in case of returns are available with both mattresses, assisting you in making the right choice risk-free, with no worries.

5. Trial Period

120 Days 
KAYA

100 Days 
Leesa

While both mattresses offer a generous free trial, the numbers speak for themselves. KAYA lets you try the mattress for 120 days, 20% more than Leesa’s generous, yet not-as-good trial period of 100 days. Both products will need a short period of around 30 days to get used to, before you enjoy the full comfort of your mattress. KAYA offers a trial period of 4 times of that, acknowledging that its customers deserve to be satisfied with their decision and regret-free.

Free shipping and a full refund in case of returns are available with both mattresses, assisting you in making the right choice risk-free, with no worries.

Summary

Going through this comparison, it’s easy to see that KAYA’s build is superior. KAYA’s foam densities are simply better, standing at 5, 4 and 2 PCF accordingly, while Leesa’s foam densities are 3.65, 3 and 1.8. Along with KAYA’s pocketed coil layer, its total height reaches 11” while Leesa’s height is 10”.

Since KAYA is a premium hybrid mattress, it brings out the qualities of its high-density foam for incredible lumbar support and comfort along with the advantages of having a pocketed coil core. Among the advantages are its amazing Edge support, which is not contested by Leesa (to be fair, most foam mattresses struggle in that area) and its cooling properties thanks to the passage of air through the coils. In addition to the pocketed coil layer’s cooling properties, KAYA has the distinct advantage in having its cover infused with ThermoGel – perfectly timed cooling, close to your skin. It is worth mentioning that Leesa has its benefits such as a cheaper price as it’s made of foam only (of lower density), and slightly better motion isolation. But even in this area, KAYA’s build is cleverly designed so motion transfer is virtually zero while sharing it with a partner, and its price is unparalleled considering its quality.

In other aspects, KAYA wins hands down again, with double the warranty (20 years vs. Leesa’s 10 years), and a significantly longer trial period of 120 days (vs. Leesa’s 100).

Summary

Going through this comparison, it’s easy to see that KAYA’s build is superior. KAYA’s foam densities are simply better, standing at 5, 4 and 2 PCF accordingly, while Leesa’s foam densities are 3.65, 3 and 1.8. Along with KAYA’s pocketed coil layer, its total height reaches 11” while Leesa’s height is 10”.

Since KAYA is a premium hybrid mattress, it brings out the qualities of its high-density foam for incredible lumbar support and comfort along with the advantages of having a pocketed coil core. Among the advantages are its amazing Edge support, which is not contested by Leesa (to be fair, most foam mattresses struggle in that area) and its cooling properties thanks to the passage of air through the coils. In addition to the pocketed coil layer’s cooling properties, KAYA has the distinct advantage in having its cover infused with ThermoGel – perfectly timed cooling, close to your skin. It is worth mentioning that Leesa has its benefits such as a cheaper price as it’s made of foam only (of lower density), and slightly better motion isolation. But even in this area, KAYA’s build is cleverly designed so motion transfer is virtually zero while sharing it with a partner, and its price is unparalleled considering its quality.

In other aspects, KAYA wins hands down again, with double the warranty (20 years vs. Leesa’s 10 years), and a significantly longer trial period of 120 days (vs. Leesa’s 100).

Comparisons were conducted for the Queen sized models, as customary in the industry.
All specifications were obtained from the official site and from customer support.

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