Big Fig Vs. Loom And Leaf – Which Should You Choose?

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Bed-in-a-box options Big Fig and Loom & Leaf are both relatively firm and are known for using high-quality materials. Big Fig is unique in that it is specially constructed to support people who weigh more than 300 pounds. We’ll compare the two mattresses here to help you decide which is the better choice for you.

Big Fig
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  • A great fit for larger people who want a very firm mattress. 
  • A better choice for people who weigh over 300 lbs. 

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Loom & Leaf
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  • A great mattress for side sleepers
  • A better fit for people under 300 lbs. 

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Key Similarities

  • Both are relatively firm.
  • They are of similar thickness.
  • Both offer free shipping.
  • Both use CertiPUR-US® certified foam. This certification is for materials deemed more eco-friendly than traditional mattress materials.
  • They have trials that are close in length.

Key Differences

  • Loom & Leaf costs significantly less ($649 to $1,499 for Loom & Leaf, about $1,299 to $1,999 for Big Fig).
  • Big Fig has coils.
  • Loom & Leaf is all-foam.
  • Big Fig is 13″ thick; Loom & Leaf is 12″ thick.
  • Loom & Leaf has a longer trial at 120 nights, compared to 101 nights for Big Fig.
  • Loom & Leaf incorporates organic cotton.
  • Loom & Leaf contains memory foam.
  • Big Fig contains latex.
  • Big Fig is firmer.
  • Big Fig supports more weight.

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Big Fig Construction

  • Big Fig has a tufted cover that is quilted with 1” of ThermoGel foam.
  • The first layer of Big Fig is ½” of gel-infused latex foam.
  • Next comes three consecutive 1” layers of supportive polyfoam.
  • A 7” layer of individually wrapped coils makes the mattress extra supportive for heavier people.
  • The base is a 1.5” layer of high-density polyfoam.

Read our full Big Fig Review here.

close up of loom and leaf

Loom & Leaf Construction

  • Loom & Leaf has a cover made of organic cotton.
  • On top is 2” of gel foams. The main foam uses what the company describes as “gel-swirl” construction to evenly distribute temperature. Laminated on top of this gel is a special spinal panel that uses a cooling gel found in burn units of hospitals.
  • The second layer is 2.5” of memory foam.
  • Next comes a 2” transition foam layer.
  • The base layer consists of 5.5” of dense support foam.

Read our full Loom & Leaf Review here.

Construction Differences/Notes

  • Big Fig has coils.
  • Big Fig supports more weight.
  • Big Fig is firmer.
  • Big Fig contains latex.
  • Loom & Leaf is all-foam.
  • Loom & Leaf contains memory foam.
  • Loom & Leaf uses organic cotton.
  • Both use eco-friendly materials.
  • Both have luxury features.

Firmness/Feel Differences

Both mattresses are relatively firm, but the Big Fig is a little firmer and requires more weight to activate its top layers so that it feels softer.

Learn more about the firmness and feel of each mattress in the videos below.

Motion Transfer Differences

Both prevent motion transfer decently well and are fine for couples, but Loom & Leaf has a slight edge because it is just a little softer. As a general rule, softer mattresses tend to better isolate motion.

Check out the motion transfer on each of these mattresses in the videos below.

Pick Big Fig If …

  • You weigh more than 300 lb. Big Fig is specially constructed to offer firm support to heavier people.
  • You want an extra-firm mattress. Even firm mattresses may not feel so firm for those who weigh more. Big Fig is firm for any size, which means that overall it is especially firm.

Pick Loom & Leaf If …

  • You weigh less than 300 lb. Loom & Leaf is not specially constructed for heavier people, though it may be fine for some.
  • You sleep on your side. While Loom & Leaf is on the firm end of the spectrum, it is softer than Big Fig and conforms better to contours.

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Both mattresses are relatively thick, firm, and supportive, but each will appeal to different sleepers. The main difference comes down to the weight of the person (or people) who will be sleeping on the mattress.

Hopefully, this comparison has helped you better determine which is the better option for you. Please leave any questions specific to either brand in the comments.

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Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.

He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.

Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.