leesa pillow review

Leesa Pillow Review

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Leesa is one of the most popular mattress brands here in the UK. In this Leesa pillow review, I will talk about their newest product and whether it is worth buying.

Having a good pillow is very important for a good night’s sleep so make sure you get one. The mattress itself is not enough. Leesa kept the same philosophy when designing this pillow so they used memory foam as their core material. The pillow is made here in the UK and comes directly to your door with a free delivery service. It costs £79 and comes packed with a 3-year guarantee plus a 100-night trial period. If you are not happy with it, you can return it for free and get a full refund. My pillow arrived around 3 weeks ago so it’s now a good time to write this review.


Leesa wanted to make a pillow that would suit most people. For this reason, they decided to use an interesting combination. The core of the pillow is made of memory foam. It’s there to provide your neck and head with the needed support and pressure relief. To make it more breathable, Leesa added some holes to the memory foam part which allow airflow. You can see this in the picture below. The outer part of the pillow is filled with micro-fibres. They add comfort but also cushioning. They can be shaped in many ways which will allow sleepers to find the shape they like. Leesa used micro-fibres instead of down filling because the former retain their shape for a long time. Down filling tend to clump over time. Overall, I like the approach that Leesa took here. It combines good materials with an interesting design,

leesa pillow construction
The Leesa pillow materials and layers.


Leesa designed the cover to match the great bedding they have. The cover is made of 100% cotton and it features a plain white design. They also added Outlast to the fabric which allows the cover to be more breathable. Just to mention here that the Outlast technology was developed originally by NASA, so its great to see that they did their best here. The pillow comes in the standard size (50x75cm) so your old pillowcases should fit it. To clean the cover you should remove first the inner memory foam part and then spot clean it where needed. Overall, I liked what they did and the cover feels soft and breathable which are the two main things you want from a good cover.

leesa pillow cover
The Leesa pillow cover.


I have been using the Leesa pillow for about 3 weeks now and I must admit I really like it. More specifically, I enjoy a lot the fact that this pillow has this ‘hybrid’ character. You will get the pressure relief from the memory foam core but you will also get the cushioning from the outer micro-fibre layer. This combo is well balanced and works quite well in real life.

The pillow has a good height which works well with all sleeping positions and due to its fibre feeling it can be adjusted to the shape you want. This makes it quite versatile and I think this is the best strength of the Leesa pillow. Of course, don’t expect to get the pressure relief of a memory foam pillow but you can’t have it all. But you get other things that memory foam pillows cannot offer so it’s more a matter of choice. I believe that this pillow would be a very good option for combo sleepers that tend to move a lot during sleep.


Finishing this Leesa pillow review, it is time to share my final thoughts with you. Leesa managed to make a pillow that is very versatile and would suit most sleeping patterns. I personally think this is great and it’s not an easy thing to do. Moreover, the Outlast cover works very well and the pillow stays cool during sleep. Of course, this comes at a price (£79) but if we consider the 3-year guarantee and the 100-night trial period that this comes with then this is not too bad.

If you have any query about this pillow feel free to contact me. You can also read the Leesa mattress review here.