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Casper Mattress Competitors

Shopping for a mattress in a brick-and-mortar store can be one of the most intimidating and confusing shopping experiences available. However, while online mattress shopping lacks the salesman, it can easily be just as confusing. There are several options to purchase a new mattress online.

The following comparison review pits four of the most popular and highly rated direct-to-consumer, online-only mattresses in a head-to-head battle royale.

What Do These Mattresses Feel Like?


Medium to slightly firm feel. I would rate it at a 6-7 out of 10 on the firmness scale (where 10 is the most firm). It does have a slightly more pronounced “hug” around your body, which contributes a bit to the overall softness. The zoned support system means it’s softer at the shoulders and firmer at the hips which allows for side sleeping spinal alignment. Read our Casper mattress review to learn more..

Casper Mattress
The Casper Original Mattress.
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Casper Mattress
Casper Mattress
Casper Mattress

The memory foam, latex, and heavy-duty poly foam work together to offer sleepers a beautifully balanced feel! 


Medium firmness. I would rate it at a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale. The Leesa has a balanced level of hug, sinkage, and body contour. Enough that it feels soft, but not so deep that you feel stuck. Provides a consistent feel for a wide range of sleepers. Check out our Leesa mattress review to go further in depth on this great mattress.

Leesa Original
The Leesa original in the Sleepoplis studio.
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Leesa Mattress
  • Great for Back Sleepers
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Tuft & Needle

Medium to slightly firm feel. I would rate it at a 6-6.5 on the firmness scale. Slight level of sinkage. Tuft & Needle creates more of a floating feeling, especially if you are using a higher performance foundation. Heavier sleepers may find the Tuft & Needle slightly firmer. Learn more in our full Tuft & Needle mattress review.

Tuft and Needle Bed
The Tuft & Needle Mattress
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Tuft and Needle
Tuft and Needle
Tuft and Needle

The Tuft & Needle mattress offers sleepers a medium-firm feel, and that floating-on-foam experience! 


Saatva’s mattresses are fairly unique in this respect. They have 3 different tiers of mattress firmness. The Saatva Plush Soft is 3.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. The Saatva Luxury Firm is 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale. And the Saatva Firm is 8-8.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. This is the only innerspring mattress on the list, so definitely has a bit more bounce and support than the other options, which are of the all-foam bed in a box variety, so probably the best option for heavier folks looking for a mattress online. I’d recommend reading our Saatva mattress review if you want to learn more about how the construction of this mattress affects the way it feels.

saatva mattress
The Saatva mattress in the Sleepopolis bedroom.
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Saatva Mattress
Saatva Mattress
Saatva Mattress

The Saatva mattress combines a luxurious pillow-top layer with two sections of coils for that classic innerspring feel. 

Casper vs. Leesa vs. Tuft & Needle, vs Saatva Comparison Specs

 CasperLeesaTuft & NeedleSaatva
Layers4 foam layers3 foam layers2 foam layers2 spring layers, euro style pillow top
Construction1" Perforated Airscape Foam, 2" Zoned Support Memory Foam, 8" Support Foam2" Comfort Layer, 2" Memory Foam, 6" Support Foam3" poly foam, 7" support foampillow top, 884 comfort coils, 416 support coils
Height11"10"10"11.5" and 14.5"
Cover2-tone, white and grey, soft, stretchy4 bar design, one seamless piece of fabricultra thin, all white, T&N logo embossedtraditional white / cream, euro-style pillow top
Firmness6-7 out of 106 out of 106-6.5 out of 103 tiers of firmness, soft (3.5), neutral (6), and firm (8-8.5)
SupportGoodVery GoodGoodVery Good
Warranty10 years10 years10 years15 years
Trial Period100 days100 days100 days120 days
ShippingFree, 1-5 daysFree, 3-5 daysFree, 1-5 daysFree, 7-15 days, full service
ReturnsFull money back, they come take mattress for freeFull money back, they come take mattress for freeFull money back, they come take mattress for freeFull money back except for $99 delivery fee, they come take mattress
DiscountsCasper Mattress CouponLeesa Mattress CouponTuft & Needle CouponSaatva Mattress Coupon


What kind of return policy do these mattresses offer?

All four of the mattresses compared here offer trial periods of anywhere from 100-120 days.  They also offer a full refund on the purchase of the mattress should it not fit the needs of the consumer. Saatva does not refund their $99 delivery fee.

What is the major difference in layers between the Casper, Leesa, Tuft and Needle and Saatva mattresses?

Each mattress offers a different type of construction. The Casper offers 4 layers of foam, the Leesa has 3 layers of foam and the Tuft and Needle has only 2 layers of foam. The Saatva is 2 spring layers with a euro-style pillow top.

Is there a benefit to buying a mattress online vs buying one at a brick and mortar store?

This can really depend on consumer preference. Some consumers prefer to have a salesperson walk them through their purchase and make recommendations while others would prefer to remove the salesman from the equation and make their own choices without the extra guidance or prefer to do their own research.

Logan Block
Logan is the content director of Sleepopolis, which means he not only reviews new mattresses every week, but also curates all the comparisons, best of pages, and video guides on the site. He takes a straightforward, honest approach to his reviews and endeavors to give viewers an objective look at each new product he tries out. Logan has perfected his method by personally testing over 200 different mattresses, so he’s not only able to discern the overall vibe of a specific bed, but to contextualize its feel within the bed-in-a-box market as a whole. When he’s not hopping on a new bed or working with our editorial team to whip up an engaging sleep education guide, you can find him reading books on world history, walking his dog Pepper, or searching for the best cheeseburger in New York City.