Thursday, June 8, 2023

Best Direct to Consumer Mattresses in 2018 – Casper vs Leesa vs Tuft & Needle

With Amazon’s evident market of success of working with a direct-to-consumer model, it should be no surprise to anyone that more and more convenient home delivery services are becoming available. Food, razors, health and beauty products… and now, mattresses. Casper, Leesa, and Tuft & Needle are three examples of great mattress creators that ship directly to your door. All three are available in every size, from Twin up to King.

2018 Update: We’ve also put together some in depth, detailed reviews for some of the most popular direct to consumer mattresses.  Check out the following detailed mattress reviews plus our detailed mega review:

You can also check out all the individual, detailed reviews below:

Saatva Mattress

Leesa Mattress


Tuft & Needle


The Mattress Mega Review


best-direct-to-consumer-mattresses-casperCasper mattresses have 3 layers of foam in each mattress – the top 1.5 inches are latex foam, the following 1.5 inches are memory foam, and the the bottom 7 inches are support foam. The latex foam and memory foam combination work together to evenly spread and dissipate heat, which is a problem that plain memory foam mattresses have. Casper mattresses are neutral firmness, with a small “hug” around a body. Casper mattresses range from as low as $500 to $950, with shipping included and no tax involved. There is a 100 day trial period, and a warranty of 10 years. In the event that a customer is not happy with their mattress, Casper will personally come remove the mattress and provide a full refund. Casper is a great choice for someone looking to get a good bed at a great price. 

2018 Coupon Code Update: You can currently save $50 on a Casper Mattress by clicking here to automatically apply the discount. This is a pretty solid deal as Casper generally doesn’t have discounts on their mattresses.


Leesa mattresses have 3 layers of foam in each mattress as well; the top layer is 2 inches of Avena foam, best-direct-to-consumer-mattresses-leesawhich is a latex foam alternative, but is more durable than regular latex foam. The second layer is 2 inches of memory foam, and the bottom layer is 6 inches of memory foam. Leesa mattresses are about as firm as Casper mattresses, and considered neutral firmness, but are said to have more comfortable support. Leesa mattresses have a 4-bar design, so it won’t ship as a folded-up bundle to you in a smaller, convenient box. Leesa mattresses range from as low as $525 up to $990 for a king size, and offer a similar trial period of 100 days and a warranty period of 10 years. When it comes to the best mix of quality, comfort, and price as of 2016 Leesa really takes the cake. Also if you don’t like the Leesa after 100 days they will also come pick up your mattress and offer a full refund.

Update: You can currently save $75 on the Leesa plus get a bonus target giftcard by clicking this think to automatically apply the discount & coupon on their website. 

Tuft & Needle

best-direct-to-consumer-mattresses-tuft-and-needleTuft & Needle is a deviation from the other two mattresses’ construction, and offer a two-layer construction scheme. The top layer is 3 inches of custom polyfoam, which is their support and comfort layer. It is custom designed to have excellent comfort, cooling and support, and the intent of designing it was to create an alternative to latex foam, similar to Avena foam in the Leesa mattresses. The bottom 7 inches of the mattress are support foam. Tuft & Needle mattresses are shipped folded up like Casper mattresses, and are a cheaper alternative for a direct-to-consumer mattress purchaser; their prices start at $350 and go up to $750. Their trial period is 100 days and their warranty is 10 years, and they have a similar return policy as Leesa and Casper, with pick-up and a full refund. To take advantage of the free prime shipping you can click the following link.

The Verdict

All three mattresses are excellent direct-to-consumer mattresses and offer significant savings and outstanding customer service. However if you are looking for the best direct to consumer mattress in 2016 the Leesa is probably your best option. Overall it tends to have the best reviews online and you can currently take advantage of the $75 discount and free gift card by clicking here to automatically apply it to your computer/browser.

The Casper would be another decent option but it’s choice of materials tend to make the sleeper a fair bit hotter than the Leesa which is one of the main complaints customers have. The Leesa mattresses are excellent at spreading heat due to the top layer of Avena foam, which is not only more durable than Latex foam but also spreads heat better. Additionally the top layer of Avena foam tends to provide better support while remaining extremely comfortable and lasting substantially longer than the alternatives. That said you really can’t go wrong with the casper, to learn more and apply the coupon code to your computer in case you decide to go with Casper you can click here

If you are budget minded the Tuft & Needle is still a decent option. You can currently get it with free prime shipping by clicking here.

Any and all products recommended by our authors are products they either have used personally or have done extensive research regarding and feel are a great fit for our readers. For more information you can check out our website policies here

Andy Debolt
Andy is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors Degree in Journalism. When he isn't writing Andy enjoys water sports and spending time on the golf course.



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