[Editor’s Note: Casper no longer offers the Casper Wave mattress without coils, but they do offer an updated Casper Wave Hybrid. Take a look at our most up-to-date Casper Wave Hybrid mattress review.]
Casper Wave and Leesa are two all-foam mattresses sold online. The Wave is a luxury option from veteran bed-in-a-box maker Casper, while Leesa is the flagship option from another very popular company. We’ll compare these two options in this post to help consumers make a better buying decision.
- Both use latex or latex-like materials and also contain memory foam.
- Both are all-foam mattresses with pretty similar base layers
- Both have responsive surfaces that have good bounce too.
- Both offer 100-day trials and offer free shipping.
- Casper Wave costs a lot more ($1,095 to $2,395 for Casper Wave; $699 to $1,199 for Leesa).
- Casper Wave is a little thicker. (The Wave is 11.5″ thick, while Leesa is 10″ thick.)
- The Wave has a more complex construction and contains latex.
- Leesa does not use latex, but it has a latex-like feel overall.
- Leesa has fewer layers and is firmer than the Casper Wave.
Casper Wave Construction
- The Wave has a thick, soft, durable cover that doesn’t affect the overall feel of the mattress significantly.
- The top layer is 1″ of proprietary “Flo Foam,” a soft material made to relieve pressure.
- Next is a 1.5″ layer of latex foam, which is firmer and more supportive and makes sure sleepers don’t sink too far into the mattress.
- The third layer is 1.5″ of fast-responding, visco-elastic memory foam, which gives the mattress additional body contouring.
- The 1.5″ transition layer that comes next is made of high-resiliency foam with a polymer network.
- 5.5″ of support foam comprise the base, which is a pretty standard base layer for all-foam mattresses.
- The top layer is 2″ of latex-like Avena foam, which provides comfort and contour support. This layer gives the mattress its springy, firm surface feel.
- Leesa’s supportive 2″ middle layer is made of memory foam, which gives the mattress additional pressure relief and body contouring.
- The base layer is 6″ of high-density foam, which is pretty standard for a bed-in-a-box mattress.
- Both are made entirely of foam and have spring, responsive sleeping surfaces.
- Casper Wave has more and thinner layers and in general a more complex construction.
- Casper Wave is a little thicker overall and more supportive.
- Casper Wave is softer and has a lighter feel.
- Casper Wave contains latex, while Leesa has no latex but uses latex-like material.
- Leesa is firmer and has more of a latex feel.
Both mattresses have springy, responsive surfaces, but Casper Wave is a bit softer and more elastic. As a result, the Wave has a little bit more give.
Motion Transfer Differences
Both mattresses do a good job at preventing motion transfer, but the Wave has a slight edge because it is softer. I would say that both mattresses can potentially be a good fit for couples who don’t want to be disturbed by their partner’s movements.
Pick Casper Wave If …
- You need extra support- The Wave is thicker and has a zoned construction, potentially making it a better fit for heavier-weight sleepers.
- You roll around at night- People who sleep in multiple positions might prefer the Wave, because it is a bit softer and has a zoned construction that makes it pressure-relieving and supportive at the same time.
Pick Leesa If …
- You are on a budget- Leesa costs around half as much as the Casper Wave, so it will give people the opportunity to save some cash if consumers just can’t decide which mattress to get.
- You want a firmer mattress- Leesa uses firmer materials overall, which may make it preferable for stomach and back sleepers.
These are two pretty different mattresses at very different price points. Your preference will largely depend on your typical sleep position and your budget. I hope this comparison has helped you better understand which mattress is more likely to meet your needs. Please leave any specific questions about Leesa or the Casper Wave in the comments.
Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.
He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.
Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.