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. This article will compare the construction of both mattresses and go over the main similarities and differences consumers should know.
- Both are relatively firm and also have similar overall thickness.
- Both offer free shipping and have equally good customer service.
- Both use CertiPUR-US® certified foam, which simply means the materials deemed more eco-friendly than traditional mattress materials.
- They have sleep trials that are close in length and pretty similar warranties.
- 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, while the Loom & Leaf is all-foam.
- Big Fig is 13″ thick and the 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 and memory foam, while the Big Fig contains latex, is firmer, and supports more weight.
Big Fig Construction
- Big Fig has a tufted cover that is quilted with 1” of ThermoGel foam that adds softness and additional cooling to the mattress.
- The first layer of Big Fig is ½” of gel-infused latex foam, which is supportive, bouncy, responsive, and durable.
- Next comes three consecutive 1” layers of supportive polyfoam that gradually get firmer and more supportive as they go from the top to the bottom.
- A 7” layer of individually wrapped coils makes the mattress extra supportive for heavier people and is a highly durable material.
- The base is a 1.5” layer of high-density polyfoam that the steel coils can rest on.
Read the full breakdown and Big Fig Review here.
Loom & Leaf Construction
- Loom & Leaf has a cover made of organic cotton that doesn’t affect the overall feel of the mattress too much.
- On top is 2” of gel foams, which 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, which provides additional pressure relief and body contouring.
- Next comes a 2” transition foam layer that acts as a buffer between the comfort and support layers.
- The base layer consists of 5.5” of dense support foam, which is pretty standard for bed-in-a-box, all-foam mattresses.
Read the full breakdown and Loom & Leaf Review here.
- Big Fig has coils, is firmer, and also supports more weight.
- Big Fig contains latex, while Loom & Leaf contains memory foam.
- Loom & Leaf is all-foam, while Big Fig has coils in the support layer.
- Both use eco-friendly materials and have luxury features.
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 sleepers in that weight range.
- 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.
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.