The Leesa Hybrid Pillow is the company’s high-end pillow, similar to how Sapira is Leesa’s premium mattress. It’s not any better, per se, than the standard Leesa Pillow, however, it does incorporate more technology. In this post we will cover the pros and cons with the Leesa Hybrid Pillow as well as who we think it’s best for.
Like the Leesa Mattress, the Hybrid Pillow is made in the USA and comes with free shipping and a 100-night risk-free trial where you can test the pillow for yourself. This should be more than enough time to make a decision as to whether it’s the pillow you’ve been looking for or you should consider other pillow options.
In the event that you don’t love the pillow, for any reason, or no reason at all, you can return it within those first 100 nights for a full refund. In fact, Leesa will ship you a pre-paid label so that you can send the pillow back at no extra charge to you.
If you keep it, however, the pillow comes with a 3 year warranty, which covers manufacturing defects and issues related workmanship. You can learn more about the warranty on Leesa’s website.
Given that this is Leesa’s higher end pillow, it has an unsurprisingly steep price tag. Here you go:
We haven’t seen Leesa offer any promotions on the pillow, however, occasionally they will bundle in pillows when you purchase a mattress. You can check Leesa’s website for current promotions. That’s about the best you’ll do in terms of getting a discount.
As previously mentioned, the pillow comes in two sizes. The standard model is best suited for a Twin to Queen size mattress, while the queen pillow is your best bet if you have a King or California King bed. Given that a King bed is much larger than a Queen, it just makes sense to get a longer pillow to take up more real estate on your bed. It’s too bad that they don’t offer a properly long King pillow. The standard size is 16W” x 24L” and the queen is 16W” x 28L”.
The pillows also start at 3.9 lb, which is relatively heavy for a pillow, but still quite a bit lighter than the 10.2 lb Purple Pillow.
The Hybrid Pillow is reversible and adjustable with a quilted, soft, down-like top and cool, textured underside. The top side is made of a polyester microfiber and feels more like your traditional pillow in that it’s fluffy and soft.
The underside is made of memory foam and has cooling gel pad. It also has a textured pattern, which is subtle, but still quite pleasant when you lay your head on the pillow. This side is clearly designed for individuals that sleep hot. Otherwise, you should stick to the quilted top side.
The cover of the Leesa Hybrid Pillow is made of 60% Tencel Fiber and 40% Nylon. It’s stretchy and soft, yet relatively thick (i.e. it has a premium feel).
The top side feels more like a regular pillow. It’s a familiar, almost comforting feeling. It’s soft, but not feather-soft. The underside feels like memory foam, but not so much that you’ll get lost in the pillow or feel stuck.
The memory foam tends to be more firm than the polyester fibers on the quilted side. As such, it means you won’t nestle in as much, but it also lets in more airflow. It really ends up being quite cool. And if you’re into that, you’re in luck. I personally, prefer the quilted side because I don’t need a super-cool pillow. The top side stays plenty cool for me.
When it comes to selecting a pillow, you need to identify first what type of sleeper you are.
For example, side and back sleepers tend to prefer a pillow with more loft to be keep proper alignment, while stomach sleepers generally need a thinner pillow that doesn’t kink their neck.
Fortunately, the Leesa Hybrid Pillow is adjustable in that it has a removable pillow insert inside.
Keep in mind that there are a number of factors that affect whether the pillow is right for you. These include body type, head size, and more. In general, the larger you are, the thicker the pillow that you can accommodate.
If you’re smaller, you’ll generally need a much thinner pillow because your neck is shorter. If you find yourself gravitating to the front or side edges of the pillow, it probably has too much loft for you. You’ll either need to break the pillow in further or switch pillows all together.
All you do zip open the pillow and pull out the pillow insert. From our measurements, this takes the loft of the pillow from around 4.75” (compressed) to about 3”. This depends a lot of the size, shape, and weight of your head, but you can see that there’s a big difference with and without the pillow insert.
This is a relatively novel concept to have an adjustable pillow, but we do think it’s a good move. And as a bonus, if you technically get a second pillow if you remove the insert (makes a great knee pillow).
You have two options. If you like keeping the insert in, great. Do that. If it’s comfortable, keep the pillow as is.
If you’re petite, however, you may actually prefer if the insert is removed. It all depends on your body type, head size, etc., but in the end you should do whatever is most comfortable for you. Side sleepers need to keep their head propped up, but not too high such that it kinks your neck.
A good rule of thumb is to make sure you can follow a straight line from your nose down your spine. If your nose is too high or low, you’re out of alignment.
For back sleepers, you need to keep a proper “C” curve in your neck. The one thing that you need to pay particular attention to is whether the pillow pushes your head forward.
Once laying on your back with your head on the pillow, open your eyes. If you’re looking forward, the pillow has too much loft. If you’re looking upward and you’re comfortable, then it’s probably keeping the proper “C” shape that you’re looking for.
As mentioned previously, there’s an option for stomach sleepers, if you remove the insert. I can’t imagine anyone keeping the insert in if you’re a strict stomach sleeper, unless you lay your head along the edges.
If you rotate positions throughout the night, you maybe also play around with taking the insert out. If you end up on your stomach for any significant amount of time and you haven’t removed the insert, I suspect you’ll get some neck pain. So just keep that in mind if you get the pillow.
If you remove the pillow insert and gel pad, the actual cover itself is machine washable. Leesa recommends that you wash on a warm, gentle cycle with like colors.
You should not bleach it and you should tumble dry on low heat. The pillow insert apparently is also machine washable, under the same conditions. The gel pad, however, should just be spot cleaned as necessary.
How did the Slumber Yard get this pillow?
|We were sent this pillow from Leesa in order to review it. We did not accept any money to say good or bad things, however. We review products independently with our own staff.|
What's the difference between this pillow and the standard Leesa Pillow?
|The standard Leesa Pillow is one slab of Avena Foam, which is the same foam that you'll see on both Leesa mattresses. It is not adjustable and there's no cooling strip.|
Do both sides have an active-cooling technology?
|No. The gel cooling pad is only on the bottom of the pillow.|
How do returns work?
|Leesa sends out a UPS prepaid label for you to ship the pillow back.|
What's with the warranty?
|Leesa backs this pillow with a 3-year limited warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.|