Leggett & Platt S-Cape Adjustable Bed – Pros and Cons
What does it take for you to have a splendid night with calm and ease in this day and age when all you want to do at the end of a long bustling day, is slink into your comfy bed and shut off…
Related reading: The Leggett and Platt S-Cape is an older model that left our top 10 list back in 2018. For a detailed review of the newest and best adjustable beds, please visit https://bedroom.solutions/best-adjustable-beds/
For Night comfort is of paramount importance for any healthy lifestyle and perhaps this explains why adjustable beds are all the rage right now, and the Leggett & Platt S-Cape Adjustable Bed seems like a fulfilling night of rest and relaxation. So what makes the S-Cape worthy of note? If you take sleeping like a king seriously, and value your sleeping or resting time preciously, then you’re going to want to take a look at the S-Cape – it might just turn out to be your new “escape”!
Even though this used to rank overall 5th in our list (as of year 2018), it’s the best model in our mid-range category. The S-Cape 2.0 was released in 2017 and is still very new for 2018. It has almost all the features of the high-end adjustable frame of Prodigy 2.0 except a few features like pillow tilting.
Today, even the Prodigy 2.0 has been outdated to a certain extent and we recommend you check out the Leggett & Platt Prodigy Comfort Elite if you’re interested on a Leggett & Platt adjustable base.
Major features of the Leggett and Platt S-Cape 2.0 adjustable base
- NO Pillow tilting; the S-Cape 2.0 only has head and foot tilting. If you need pillow tilting, you need the Prodigy 2.0
- It has great wall hugging (the bed glides back about 8-9 inches towards the nightstand/headboard)
- It has 2 programmable memory positions and 3 factory preset memory positions on its remote controller
- It has full body, dual-motor massage with regular and wave options of therapeutic massage
- NO messy mattress retainer bars. It has the newest Microhook retention technology which holds the mattress in place even without the retainer bars
- Wireless, backlit, sleek remote controller
- Smartphone controllable
- Under-bed night lighting available
- Four adjustable legs (adjust from 6″ to 10″ in height as you please)
- The remote controller has a ‘Lock’. Once locked, the bed will not move ‘up and down’ due to accidentally pressing the wrong buttons. Especially if you fall asleep with the remote on the bed, your turning and twisting during sleep can accidentally press the wrong buttons on the remote transforming the bed to the TV watching position from a sleeping position. ‘Lock’ your bed using the ‘lock’ button on the remote and sleep with complete peace of mind!
- The S-Cape 2.0+ has 8 USB ports (4 either side). NOTE: The ‘regular’ S-Cape does NOT have any USB ports; only the S-Cape 2.0+ has ’em.
- Anti-snore position on remote controller
- The S-Cape 2.0 also comes with a lift capacity of 850 Lbs
- It is available as 3 sub-models
- The foundation style S-Cape 2.0: this is the basic and cheapest model
- The furniture style S-Cape 2.0: this is the deck-on-deck style; don’t buy this if you’re planning on using this inside your existing bed frame because the frame will cover the beautiful bottom deck
- The S-Cape 2.0+ : this has some extra features like USB ports which the other versions lack
The L&P S-Cape 2.0 is so feature-rich that it deserves to be among ‘HIGH-END’ luxury bed frames. However, because it lacks the pillow tilting feature, we ‘downgraded’ it to the ‘mid-range’ category. However, do not be misled by that; this is an excellent adjustable bed for anyone that doesn’t need pillow tilting. It provides the same great health benefits of adjustable beds as other leading brands do.
Your posture is as different as the next person, and if that’s not enough then so is the different sleeping positions you take up. Whether you want to lay flat as a board, arched halfway or just lay with your back tilted, the pleasure is all yours. Pick the angle and adjust your Leggett & Platt, you deserve the pleasant relaxation! The bed adjustments are enabled for the head area which can be raised or lowered by up to 58 degrees; and the foot area which can be adjusted by up to 44 degrees.
Factory Preset Memory Positions
For quick usability, the S-Cape bed features preset positions for some default positions…
Do you love watching television while lazing in bed? Or reading while you lay in bed? Well, the S-Cape adjustable bed will be one bed you will enjoy lying on. Without having to get out of your comfort zone, when you want to switch positions from the flat position, simply navigate your remote control to the factory preset positions for watching television and even for reading from bed.
Another key adjustment feature that the S-Cape bed boasts is the Flat button feature (which allows you to quickly set the bed in a flat position); and the Press-and-Hold feature (which is a safety feature that allows you to adjust the bed in a safe, flat position). You however will not get the Flat-Button feature on the ShipShape adjustable bed series from Leggett & Platt as it is exclusive to the S-Cape bed, the Prodigy bed and the Premier Series. Yet another safety feature worth noting is the Power-Down feature for those emergencies where you can instantly deactivate with a button.
Programmable Memory Positions
If the factory preset bed positions are not enough for you, how about tailor-making your own custom positions that will provide utmost comfort for you? The Leggett & Platt S-Cape adjustable bed series allows you an additional 2 programmed bed positions to be set in the memory… So if you like, you could make some changes to the factory preset settings and make your own new settings or configure your own unique bed positions to suit your needs and comfort.
Leggett & Platt S-Cape Free-Fall Design
This is one feature you will find interesting, starting with the ironical name as it is a safety feature. With Free-Fall, you can basically leave your adjustable bed in “free mode” such that the adjustable head and foot sections will respond to gravity and adjust (or lower) accordingly.
If you’re wondering whether the Leggett & Platt S-Cape bed can lift you… Well, this powerful adjustable bed lifts up to 700 pounds which is about 317 kilograms in weight. Of course this is a decent amount of lift considering that the Leggett & Platt ShipShape adjustable bed lifts up to 450 pounds only; and the only other Leggett & Platt beds that would allow you to lift almost as much as the S-Cape (the Premier adjustable bed series and the Prodigy adjustable bed all accommodate a relative lift of up to about 600 pounds on average).
BUYER’S TIP: Torn between the Leggett & Platt ShipShape bed and the S-Cape bed?
Here’s a quick comparison: While the ShipShape adjustable bed may be cheaper, the S-Cape bed features factory preset bed positions and even offers 2 extra custom programmed memory-set positions – two features that are not included in the ShipShape bed. The S-Cape also has a bigger lifting capacity than the ShipShape. This makes a whole lot of difference which makes the S-Cape more versatile and therefore accounting for the higher cost compared to ShipShape.
The S-Cape comes complete with a frame for the bed, and you will not be restricted since you can set it up onto your current bed. It is versatile in this way, and that you have the choice of using it as is on its own, or you could opt for coupling it with a base or bed-platform. This means that you can now have a spare bed-base while you use your S-Cape adjustable bed on its own; or you could just make economical use of your space by eliminating the need for the bed-base.
How big do you want your bed? …As big as it gets? You have at least 3 mattress sizes that you could choose for your S-Cape bed. With a 12-inch memory foam mattress, 14-inch and 16-inch S-Cape foam mattresses sizes all fitting into the S-Cape adjustable bed just fine; everyone is pretty much catered for as it readily fits a full-size mattress to a queen-size mattress onto the adjustable bed.
Don’t let your bed dictate the way you’ll sleep when instead with an adjustable S-Cape bed, you decide how you’ll sleep on the bed.
And the deal gets sweeter…
Wireless Remote-Controlled Bed Adjustments
It’s at night, you don’t have to get up and out of bed to tilt it over or adjust it to your liking. Just pick your S-Cape bed remote control and select your desired position. How’s that for lazing in bed?!
What’s more, you’re probably going to use the remote control at some point in the dark at night, and with the fitted LED backlights, you won’t be having ‘blind control’ of your bed’s adjustment. You can easily see through even in the dark so you know what buttons to use. The raised remote buttons are easy to punch and navigate with so only very little effort will be needed on your part.
Remember that not all Leggett & Platt adjustable beds come with a wireless remote control, as is the case with the ShipShape adjustable bed whose remote is wired. On the contrary, you will enjoy more freedom adjusting your bed positions with the wireless remote that comes with the S-Cape bed, the Prodigy bed and the Premier Series.
Leggett & Platt S-Cape Wallhugger ® Feature
As you tilt the adjustable head section by raising it, that leaves your head further off from the wall and this is where the Wallhugger ® feature comes in. Whenever you incline the head section forward, this feature will enable your adjustable bed to stay close to wall in the ideal position by simultaneously rolling your bed back. So you know your pillows won’t be falling off the bed when you adjust forward in the gap between your bed and the wall. With the Wallhugger ® feature, your adjustable S-Cape bed will never have to be away from your night stand and will always be in place.
Yes, that’s right! A bed that provides you with a therapeutic full-body massage whenever you lie on it! This just wants to make you fall asleep right now and nowhere but on the Leggett $ Platt S-Cape. So you not only get to enjoy lying in bed in your most comfortable position, but also get to enjoy a special treat to your tired body muscles.
The body massage feature is enabled for your upper body and lower body, key areas that will offer great relief and overall well-being. Some of the capabilities include dual massage, and a full-blown wave action massage that flows down your body from head to toe as it pampers your body muscles. You get to enjoy this and it’s all the touch of a button away, with the on and off switch to set it off. This takes lying in bed to a whole new level and even just a brief rest can be very relaxing and rejuvenating, all what you need after a long day and when you just want to chill out.
Neutral fine upholstery
Your S-Cape adjustable bed will fit in right within any background or setting as it is designed in a neutral-colourd modern grey upholstery. The patterned grey material used in the upholstery is not only décor-ready, simple yet stylish, but also calming as it’s not too busy or distracting.
Other Feature Specs of the Leggett & Platt S-Cape Adjustable Bed
This amazing bed measures in at 185 pounds with the dimensions of 80 inches by 60 inches by 14 inches and comes as is in the shipping weight.
It may also ship with headboard accessories of your choosing which are available as well in accompanying kits for the adjustable bed.
The Leggett & Platt S-Cape adjustable bed is a very modest vision of all the wonderful features it packs on its 4 leg casters. All it takes is a sleepless night to know just how priceless a sound night’s sleep can actually be…And with welcome furnishings like the S-Cape adjustable bed, slipping into a calm restful slumber just got much easier, bigger and better.
Are there any deficiencies of the Leggett and Platt S-Cape?
The S-Cape is our #1 recommended entry-level adjustable bed and I would hate to say it has limitations. I would rather say, there are other models with more advanced features. For example, the S-Cape doesn’t have high-end specs like USB ports, Bluetooth speakers etc. If you read our Leggett & Platt Premier Series adjustable bed review, you will be able to appreciate those high-end features.
Here are some video reviews of the Leggett & Platt S-Cape adjustable bed
This is one of the MOST COMPREHENSIVE Leggett & Platt S-Cape Plus Review videos you will find online. It’s long, but if you can spare 15 minutes of your time to watch at least the first half of it, that would be immensely helpful.
The following video shows the set-up process of the Leggett and Platt S-Cape. It will also give you a decent idea of how the bed functions.
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