The mattresses created by Leesa and Tuck are very different. Leesa manufactures a one-size-fits-all foam mattress made to accommodate the majority of sleepers. Tuck offers a hybrid mattress that is customized and includes a dual comfort option to address the needs of two sleepers in the same mattress. Potential Tuck customers take a sleep quiz to determine the specifications of their mattress.
Both Leesa and Tuck manufacture their mattresses in the USA, and both use polyurethane foams that are Certi-PUR certified. This means their poly foams are manufactured without flame retardant chemicals, formaldehyde, or heavy metals.
The Tuck mattress is customized for every sleeper so the layers comprising each mattress will be different in every bed Tuck makes but some of the variations include the following components:
- The cover – A blend of polyester and rayon, with a built-in cooling agent. Nearly 40% of the cover is manufactured from recycled water bottles.
- Comfort Layer – Copper infused memory foam
- Comfort Layer – Continuous pour dunlop latex
- Comfort Layer – Some configurations include 1 inch of microcoils, meant to relieve pressure and give a floating feeling.
- Support Core – The support core includes six inches of pocketed coils, meant to provide full body support, and two layers of transitional and base poly foams.
The Leesa is constructed from three layers of foam, and encased in a quilted and machine-washable poly-lycra fabric blend. The layers are described in detail here:
- First component – 2 inches of Avena foam, which is a durable foam designed to keep the sleeper cool, like latex, while eliminating bounce and motion transfer.
- Second component – 2 inches of memory foam, meant to provide body contour and pressure relief.
- Support core – 6 inches of high-density support foam, meant to provide foundational support.
A side-by-side comparison of the Tuck and Leesa can be found in the following table:
|Cost of a Queen||$990||$940|
|Total inches||11 inches||10 inches|
|Cover||Rayon polyester blend||Poly-lycra blend|
|Top layer||Copper-gel infused memory foam||2 inches Avena foam|
|ILD | PCF||3.5 PCF | 5-15 ILD||3.65 PCF | 20 ILD|
|Middle Layer||Dunlop latex||2 inches memory foam|
|ILD | PCF||3.0 PCF | 6.5-15.5 ILD||3.0 PCF | 9 ILD|
|Coils (Queen)||1 inch of 1,386 individually encased micro-coils (only in some configurations).||—|
|Second middle layer||—||—|
|ILD | PCF||—||—|
|Bottom layer||6 inches of 1,037 edge-to-edge pocketed coils atop 2 inches of polyurethane foam||6 inches high density support foam|
|ILD | PCF||1.8 PCF | 41-62 IFD||1.8 PCF | 32 ILD|
Trial Period + Warranty + Shipping Information
Tuck offers an 145 day, 12 hour, and 53 second trial period. If in the 52nd second you decide the Tuck is not the right mattress for you, they will help you donate the mattress to a local charity. If no local charities are available, Tuck will arrange to have it recycled. Leesa’s sleep trial is limited to 100 nights and returned mattresses are similarly donated to charity or sent to a recycling center.
The Tuck warranty is slightly longer than the industry standard, coming in at just over 11 years. It covers manufacturing defects and physical flaws, and Tuck will either repair or replace damaged mattresses that are covered by their warranty. You can find more details about the Tuck warranty here. The Leesa mattress is protected by a 10-year limited warranty, which offers a full replacement for any manufacturing or structural defects that arise during that time period. For additional details on Leesa’s warranty, click here.
|Trial period||145 days, 12 hours, 53 seconds||100 nights|
|Cost of Shipping||Free – including Alaska & Hawaii, sales tax for orders from Mississippi or Washington||Free – including Alaska & Hawaii|
|International availability||No||Canada, Germany, UK|
|Shipment details||All mattresses are compressed to 1 inch and heat sealed. They are delivered by UPS in a 17x17x45 box.||All mattresses ship compressed ina 18x18x45 inch box.|
|Shipping length||Allow 5 days to create the mattress, and an additional 2-5 business days for shipping.||5-10 days (Leesa mattresses are also made to order)|
|Warranty||11 year, one month, one day||10 years|
Customers in Hawaii or Alaska who return the Leesa mattress will be charged a fee of $100.
Firmness + Support
All Tuck mattresses are made to fall within a 5-7 on the firmness scale. Every mattress Tuck makes takes into account several measurements including weight, body composition, and personal ideal firmness. These measurements allow Tuck to create a unique mattress composition for every customer that supports their weight as well as manages any stress from pressure points created by their body type and sleeping style.
The Leesa bed is a medium-firm mattress that should work well for the majority of sleepers, but it does not offer any additional firmness options.
Mattresses that contain memory foam are the best at isolating motion, and both Tuck and Leesa include memory foam in their layers. Leesa handles motion transfer very well; however, Tuck allows customers to create a dual mattress with each side conforming to a different set of parameters as determined by their sleep quiz, which makes it a great choice for partners sharing a bed.
Tuck mattresses include pocketed micro coils, which create significantly stronger edge support than mattresses like Leesa that are comprised of all foam.
Both the Tuck and the Leesa contain some memory foam and therefore will produce some initial off-gassing. However, the smell should dissipate quickly.
Tuck accounts for sleeping position and body type in their sleep quiz, and uses this information to determine the amount of conforming material to use in the top layers of their mattress. This is a great feature for side sleepers who suffer from pressure point related issues.
The inclusion of coils in their mattress suggests that the Tuck bed will last a long time, as coils are typically more durable than poly foam. Some consumers have reported sagging and indentations of the Leesa mattress, however this is not the universal experience.
For an all foam bed, the Leesa’s top comfort layer is notably springy and quickly returns to it’s original shape. However, the inclusion of both coils and latex in the Tuck mattress suggests it would be a great choice for facilitating sexual activity.
The Leesa is designed to support up to 600 pounds, and might not be particularly durable over time for heavier sleepers. Because Tuck customizes their mattresses for each customer, heavier sleepers will end up with a mattress that is better suited to their body.
|Light (<130 lbs)||Average (130-230 lbs)||Heavy (>230 lbs)|
|Side||The Leesa will feel very firm and won’t cushion the body well. The custom Tuck would be better for sleepers in this range.||The Leesa is made from average-sized people and should work well for sleepers in this range.||The Leesa will feel soft for sleepers in this range, and may not be thick enough to support all pressure points. Tuck would provide extra top layer support for sleepers in this range.|
|Back||The Leesa will feel firm but good. The Tuck would provide a more uniquely suited mattress.||Average-sized back sleepers should comfortable on the Leesa as well as the Tuck||For heavy back sleepers, Leesa would work well, but Tuck would likely provide additional support.|
|Stomach||Stomach sleepers prefer a firmer surface, so light sleepers should be okay on the Leesa.||The Leesa and the Tuck will provide above average support for average stomach sleepers.||Heavy stomach sleepers would be better off with a customized Tuck mattress than a Leesa.|
You’ll like the Tuck mattress if:
- You sleep with a partner – Tuck will customize your mattress into two unique sides.
- You weigh more than 230 pounds – Tuck uses pocketed coils which should provide better support for heavier sleepers.
You’ll like the Leesa if:
- You feel strongly about charitable companies, as Leesa donates a mattress to charity for every ten mattresses they sell.
You might not be suited for the Tuck mattress if:
- You don’t want a hybrid mattress.
- You want to buy a mattress from a company with a long-standing history.
You might not be suited for the Leesa if:
- You want to sink into your mattress. The Leesa is very soft but has notably less body contour than its competitors.
Both Tuck and Leesa offer convenient online ordering and a made-in-the-USA mattress for roughly the same price point. If you aren’t sure of what you need from a mattress, the customization offered by Tuck is an excellent option. If you are certain you want an all-foam sleeping experience from company with a more established track record, the Leesa is a great choice. Still not sure? Check out these individual reviews for Leesa and Tuck for even more information.