The Casper and Loom & Leaf are two of the more popular mattresses on the online mattress market. Having reviewed them both, I can say that they are popular for a reason. They are both high-quality, all-foam mattresses with a lot to offer.
That being said, if you are trying to find your next mattress, you are only going to buy one. So, which one should you buy?
I have the information you need to make the right decision. Which will be the mattress for you? Read on for my full comparison.
- They are both popular mattresses.
- Both companies have great customer service terms.
- They are both all-foam mattresses.
- They have similar base layers.
- They both contain memory foam.
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- The Casper is more affordable than the Loom & Leaf.
- They incorporate some different materials in their construction.
- The Casper has a zoned construction, but the Loom & Leaf does not.
- The Casper is a bit softer than the Loom & Leaf.
- The Casper has a balanced foam feel, while the Loom & Leaf has a classic memory foam feel.
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- The Casper is 10” tall.
- The cover is soft, cool, and thin.
- It has a soft, thin cover that allows you to easily feel the soft upper layers of the mattress.
- The first layer of the Casper is 1.5” of a latex-like foam.
- Below this is 1.5” of memory foam. This has that slow sinking feel to it. It helps with pressure relief.
- The next layer is 1.5” of a zoned transition foam. This moves you from the soft upper layers to the support layers beneath.
- The base layer is 5” of durable support foam.
Read the full Casper mattress review
Loom & Leaf Construction
- The Loom & Leaf is 12” tall.
- The cover is soft and breathable and quilted with polyfoam.
- The top layer is 2” of gel memory foam that has air channels to help with airflow.
- This first layer features a Spinal Zone Gel laminate panel. It is cooling and assists with spinal support.
- Then there is a 2” layer of denser memory foam followed by a transition layer.
- The final layer is a standard base polyfoam.
Read the full Loom & Leaf mattress review
- The Loom & Leaf contains some very high-density foams. Because of this, it could be more durable than the Casper mattress. This also means it could be a longer-lasting mattress.
- The Loom & Leaf has a thick comfort layer and is thicker than the Casper overall. This means it should be a better choice for heavier people. They shouldn’t bottom out on the Loom & Leaf and should also get the support they need.
- The Casper’s transition layer is zoned, so it is firmer in the center third of the mattress. The mattress will feel firmer under the hips and softer under the shoulders. This ensures that your hips are properly supported, and that you feel little pressure on your shoulders.
- The top layer of the Casper has a mix of latex and memory foam qualities. This gives the mattress a more balanced foam feel. The thick layer of soft memory foam found on the Loom & Leaf gives the mattress a classic memory foam feel.
In terms of firmness, the Casper feels like a 6/10, and the Loom & Leaf feels like a 6.5/10. There are two things to note, however. The Casper features a zoned construction, so the mattress feels firmer in the hip area. Also, the Loom & Leaf will feel firmer when you first lie down. After a few moments, it will begin to soften.
Because of the zoned construction, the Casper feels great when I am on my back. The mattress supports my hips and lumbar area quite well. Also, when I move to my side, the shoulder area is soft and pressure relieving. Moving to my stomach, I also feel well supported. My hips don’t sink in too far, and I feel properly aligned.
On the Loom & Leaf, I also feel well supported on my back. The foam conforms to my body, and my hips sink in just the right amount. On my side, I do feel that firmness at first, but it lessens after a few seconds. Side sleepers who like a firmer mattress might enjoy this. However, when I move to my stomach, the mattress is not firm enough for me. My hips sink in too far.
The Casper has a balanced foam feel overall. The top layer combines latex and memory foam qualities, so it has a responsive soft feel. The Loom & Leaf, on the other hand, has a classic memory foam feel. You slowly sink into the mattress and it conforms to the shape of your body.
See more of what I thought of Casper’s balanced foam feel in the video below.
Now, watch what I thought of Loom & Leaf’s classic memory foam feel.
Motion Transfer Differences
When it comes to dealing with motion transfer, memory foam is usually the best. Since the Loom & Leaf has a thick memory foam layer, I expected it to perform better than the Casper.
During my tests, the Loom & Leaf did, in fact, handle motion transfer better than Casper. The water was less disturbed when I pushed into the Loom & Leaf. Also, when Marten moved around on the other side of the mattress, I felt less of his movements on the Loom & Leaf.
While the Casper also deals with motion transfer well, I think the Loom & Leaf could still be the better option for couples.
See how the Casper performed in the video below:
Now, compare this to the Loom & Leaf.
Edge Support Differences
If you sleep with a partner, another thing to consider is edge support. Can you utilize the full surface area of the mattress, and will you be secure sitting or lying near the edge?
On both mattresses, I did not feel fantastic edge support. The Casper did collapse when I sat near the edge, but I felt secure enough to tie my shoes. Also, I didn’t feel like I was going to roll off when I lay down. On the Loom & Leaf, the mattress also collapsed, but I could sit down and lie down without falling off the mattress.
You can see the edge support differences in the photos below.
Marten is a staff writer for us. He has a much different body type than me. He is 6’7″ and weighs about 230 lbs (I am 5’9″ and 160 lbs.). Here is what he thought about these mattresses:
In terms of firmness, I said the Casper was a 7/10 and the Loom & Leaf was a 7.5/10.
On the Casper, I feel very nice support on my back. I feel the zoned construction going to work as it keeps my hips from sinking in too far. When I move to my side, I feel good pressure relief, especially on my shoulders. I am also well supported when I am on my stomach. The zoned construction also keeps my hips from sinking in.
On the Loom & Leaf, I also feel good support on my back. My hips sink into the mattress, but not too far. In addition, the top foam layer presses up into my lumbar area. When I lie on my side, the mattress feels firm at first. However, I do slowly sink into the mattress.
While I still felt some firmness on my shoulders and hips, I think that people larger than me might press in more and feel less pressure in those areas. I feel decent support on my stomach, but I could use a bit more.
If you are a heavier back sleeper, both mattresses could work for you. It really depends on what feel you are looking for. While I felt nice side sleeping on both mattresses, I think the Casper felt a bit better. Again, if you are a much larger side sleeper, you might prefer the Loom & Leaf. If you are a heavier stomach sleeper, I would lean toward the Casper.
While Marten is a larger person, it is worth noting that he is only 230 lbs. Sleepers over 300 lbs might have a different experience on these mattresses than he did. Considering that, the Loom & Leaf should be supportive enough for heavier back sleepers, and pressure relieving for much heavier side sleepers.
Pick Casper If:
- You are a stomach sleeper. If you sleep primarily in this position, you should find better support on the Casper mattress. The zoned construction makes it so the middle of the mattress is firmer under the hip area. Because of this, your hips shouldn’t sink in too far, so you should stay in proper neutral alignment.
- You are looking for a softer mattress. The Casper is definitely the softer of the two mattresses. If you prefer a mattress that is a bit on the softer side, the Casper should be the way to go.
- You prefer a balanced foam feel. If you like a foam mattress, but you don’t want to sink in too far, the Casper is the better choice. Between the two mattresses, you definitely sleep more on top of the Casper. Also, you shouldn’t have any issue moving around on the mattress.
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Pick Loom & Leaf If:
- You are a heavier person. This mattress is thicker than the Casper and also features very high-density foams. Larger people should get better support on the Loom & Leaf mattress. Also, they should less of a chance of bottoming out and hitting firm support layers.
- You want a mattress that is a bit firmer. The Loom & Leaf is the firmer of these two mattresses. If you prefer a mattress that is on the firmer side, this should be the right choice.
- You like a classic memory foam feel. If you like to slowly sink into your mattress and feel it envelop you, the Loom & Leaf should work for you. It has a thick layer of memory foam on top so should get that nice quicksand feel that comes with memory foam.
In the end, it shouldn’t be too difficult to choose between the Casper and Loom & Leaf mattresses. Stomach sleepers and fans of a balanced foam feel should probably go with the Casper. Heavier people and those who like a classic memory foam feel should probably choose the Loom & Leaf. Please leave any specific comments or questions about the Casper or the Loom & Leaf in the comment section below.
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.
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