[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 Hybrid are both mattresses that are sold online and have a balanced foam feel. Leesa Hybrid contains coils, while the Wave is all-foam. We’ll compare the two in this post to help consumers determine which will be most appropriate for their needs and preferences.
- Both incorporate memory foam but have a balanced foam feel.
- They are of similar thickness. (Casper wave is 11.5″ thick; Leesa Hybrid is 11″ thick.)
- Both offer 100-night trials, free shipping, and great customer service.
- Casper Wave is a little more expensive.
- Leesa Hybrid will be firmer for the majority of sleepers.
- Leesa Hybrid has coils, while Casper Wave has polyfoam in the support layer.
- Casper Wave has zoned support, meaning the mattress is firmer in some parts and softer in others to accommodate the needs of different areas of a sleeper’s body.
- Leesa Hybrid has strong edge support, perhaps the best in the industry.
Casper Wave Construction
- Casper Wave is wrapped in a thick, soft, durable cover. Its top layer is 1″ of proprietary “Flo Foam,” which is soft, relieves pressure, and provides some body contouring.
- The second layer is 1.5″ of supportive latex foam, which is followed by a 1.5″ layer of responsive, visco-elastic memory foam.
- 1.5″ of high-resiliency foam with a polymer network helps distribute weight evenly. This layer works with the 5.5″ base layer to create the Wave’s zoned support system. Key to this system are contour cuts in the foam of the supportive base.
Leesa Hybrid Construction
- Leesa Hybrid has 1.5″ of breathable cooling premium foam on top, giving the mattress bounce. This latex-like layer also helps ensure cool sleeping and durability.
- The middle layer is 1.5″ of memory foam, which helps the mattress conform to contours. This layer also gives Leesa Hybrid a balanced foam feel and makes sure sleepers get the pressure relief they need.
- The supportive bottom layer contains steel coils sandwiched by 1″ layers of stabilizing foam. This structure helps give Leesa Hybrid its great edge support that allows sleepers to utilize the full surface area of the bed.
- Both have responsive surfaces and good bounce as well.
- Leesa Hybrid is firmer and offers better support for back and stomach sleepers.
- Leesa Hybrid’s steel coils make it more supportive for people who weigh more.
- Leesa Hybrid has stronger edge support than the Wave does.
- Casper Wave conforms more easily to contours, potentially making it better for people with back pain issues.
- Casper Wave has a zoned support system, meaning it has different levels of firmness in different sections of the mattress.
- Both incorporate memory foam and use latex or a latex-like foam.
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Both have responsive surfaces, but Casper Wave is softer and has a lighter feel.
Motion Transfer Differences
Both isolate motion well, though Casper Wave has a slight edge because it is softer. Either is a good option for couples who don’t want to be disturbed by their partner’s movements.
Pick Casper Wave If …
- You are a side sleeper- Casper Wave is softer overall, has zoned support, and conforms better to contours. It will be softer underneath your shoulder than the Leesa Hybrid will be, potentially making it more appropriate for side sleepers.
- You want something softer- Casper Wave is softer, and you will sink into it more. If you’re looking for something softer, then the Wave may be the way to go.
Pick Leesa Hybrid If …
- You want a firmer mattress- Leesa Hybrid’s coils and Avena foam top layer make it firmer and more supportive overall.
- You are heavier- Leesa Hybrid’s steel coil system makes it more supportive for people who weigh significantly more.
These mattress both have a nice, balanced foam feel, but are of different levels of firmness. Hopefully this comparison has helped you decide which better meets your needs. Please leave specific questions about either brand in the comments.
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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.