Leesa vs Eve Mattress
Disclaimer: This is my personal honest opinion of the differences and similarities between the Leesa and Eve mattresses. I was sent the Leesa for £1 for the purposes of doing comparisons. There is no input by Leesa into my editorial. I paid for the Eve myself.
Please note that the links back to the Leesa websites are affiliate links. This means I get a small commission if you buy via my link. This is no way affects my objectivity. Just making this clear!
I paid for the Eve Original mattress myself. There are no affiliate links aback to the Eve website as I was asked to remove them by Eve. If you would like to support my work in maintaining totally honest and impartial mattress reviews please consider buying the nearest Eve alternatives, Emma Original and Otty (similar firmness), through my links, thanks.
Eve: Sold through by Eve Sleep who started as Eve Sleep ltd in October 2014. A London based company.
Leesa: Sold through Leesa Sleep who started as an American based company in 2014 and expanded to a UK base and setup in 2016.
So both Leesa and Eve have been around since 2014 and both are now selling the UK mattress from within the UK.
Both sell a Bed in a box with a 100 night trial. Free pickup if you don’t want to keep it. 10 year limited warranty.
EVE is CertiPUR® certified and a mattress exchange for different size is allowed within the trial period (less handling and shipping fee).
Leesa have big ethical credentials and give away one in ten mattresses sold to needy causes. Leesa uses Avena foam (a patented type of polyfoam).
Eve Mattress: UK version is very different to the USA/Canada version.
Leesa Mattress: Feel and configuration is similar across continents but the UK version is not CertiPUR certified as is the USA version.
You can view and buy Eve from UK stores. They are Dreams, Fenwicks, Bentalls, Debenhams and NEXT Home. You can also buy Eve from amazon. Leesa is available on amazon but not in stores.
Eve do extra large mattress sizes, namely an emperor (200 cm x 200 cm) and a 7 foot x 7 foot version.
Eve has a polyurethane foam top layer they call the Evecomfort layer. Leesa also has a polyfoam (Avena) foam top layer but the Avena polyurethane foam is a specific branded blend tested to have high durability. Both have memory foam under the top layer. Leesa has more comfort layers (10 cm vs 6.5 cm)
*Note while i talk about polyfoam and memory foam as two different things memory foam is really polyfoam with additives to change its properties. However for simplicity I talk about them as though they were different materials since their properties are very different.
Cover:Eve: polyester/elastane 100% polyester. Elastane is lycra and gives the cover a stretchy quality. The top portion of the cover is fully removable from the side and back of the cover and is machine washable at 40 degrees. There are handles on base to make moving it easier. Leesa: The cover is 100% polyester and is a one piece cover using material sourced in the Netherlands. It is not designed to be removed and unzips from underneath on the base. Not recommended to be machine washed. To clean spot treat the area with mild detergent and cool water.
The containing box will weigh about 2-3 kg.
These are my own calculated weights based on me weighing my own mattress.
Single 16.5 kg
Double 25 kg
King 29 kg
Super king 35 kg
single 18.5 kg
double 28 kg
king 32.5 kg
super king 39 kg
Leesa is the more substantial mattress in terms of total foam.
Tests and Analysis:
Using a variety of weights I had an average dip of 34% for Eve and 39% for Leesa.
Eve: Firmness 8.5/10
Leesa: Firmness 7.5/10
Sinkage and Firmness:
This is one area where the differences between the mattresses are clear. Eve is a firm feeling mattress while Leesa is on the softer side. This has a lot to do with the smaller upper comfort layers on the Eve when compared to Leesa.
Eve: Firmness 8.5/10
Leesa: Firmness 7.5/10
Leesa gains an advantage thanks to the holes across the top surface layer. Eve isn’t far behind since as a firmer mattress you lay more on top than with Leesa which aids cooling.
Eve: 7.5/10 for cooling
Leesa: 8/10 for cooling
Spot Relief (point elasticity)
Memory foam comes into its own when it comes to spot relief. This is a measure how far you can compress an area of the foam without affecting the surrounding areas. Eves memory foam wins out over the soft Avena foam on Leesa.
Eve: 8/10 for spot relief
Leesa: 7/10 for spot relief
Mattress for Sex/Bounce:
Both have similar bounce so the deciding fatcor will be if you prefer a firmer or softer surface along with the bounce.
Eve: 7/10 for bounce
Leesa: 7/10 for bounce
Both mattress companies state a maximum weight of 114 kg (18 stone) per person.
Perhaps surprisingly, despite being a little bouncier, Eve has slightly better motion transfer properties than Leesa. That is to say when one person lays down or moves on the mattress less motion is transferred across the mattress perhaps to your partner.
Eve: 8.5/10 for cooling
Leesa: 7.5/10 for cooling
Type of Sleepers this mattress suits:
The differences here are down to the difference in firmness. The firm feel of Eve making it less suited to side sleeping because of the pressure on the shoulder. Leesa may be less suited to heavier sleepers who like to sleep on their stomach due to it being on the softer side and the risk of the tummy falling too far into the mattress putting undue pressure on the lumbar region. Ideal for stomach sleeping is a firm mattress with a shallow but comfortable comfort layer. However nailing the right mattress for a stomach sleeper is pretty much impossible due to the exact nature it needs to be for the weight and size of the sleeper as you need to be near flat to be kind on your back.
Eve: Back sleepers 8/10 Front sleepers 8/10 Side sleepers 5.5/10
Leesa: Back sleepers 8/10 Front sleepers 8/10 Side sleepers 8/10
This is pretty much a draw going by advertised prices. The winner will be whoever offers the best special deal on the day.
Eve: Features a CertiPUR certified mattress meaning a guarantee of low harmful off gassing and no harmful chemicals in the foam. High average foam density. Handles on the base.
Leesa: Avena foam offers high resiliency and holes to aid cooling.
Eve: 8/10 for materials/design
Leesa: 7.5/10 for materials/design
Eve had very little smell and nothing that lingered. Leesa had a some smell for a few days that soon dissipated.
Eve wins here.
Of course there is no way to say which one is more comfortable, this is totally subjective. Also bear in mind comfortable for the first hour might not mean comfortable after 8 hours sleep if your spine is out of align and you get a backache. Or pressure on your shoulder gives you an aching shoulder. Personally I see comfort and a good mattress as different things. I like to sink into a mattress and feel enveloped but I know after a few days my back is not happy with sinking in to far. Best mattress for me is on the firm side and feels a bit firmer than I can call comfortable. With this in mind I feel Leesa is the more likely to be called comfortable in a general sense owing to it having more of a cuddly wrap around feel. I would also add that I feel lighter individuals will find the Leesa comfortable but heavier individuals will find Eve a better option.
Neither mattress features a form of zoning to help give more or less support in particular areas.
|Item||out of 10|
|Edge Support||Eve:8.5 Leesa 7.5|
|Firmness||Eve: 8.5, Leesa 7.5|
|Cooling||Eve: 7.5, Leesa: 8|
|Spot Relief||Eve: 8, Leesa: 7|
|Sex/Bounce||Eve: 7, Leesa 7|
|Motion Transfer||Eve: 8.5, Leesa 7.5|
|Back Sleepers||Eve 8: , Leesa 8|
|Front Sleepers||Eve 8: , Leesa 8|
|Side Sleepers||Eve: 5.5 Leesa 8|
|Price||both the same|
|Materials/Design||Eve: 8, Leesa 7.5|