Loom and Leaf and Ghostbed are two popular foam mattresses that have seen great success since they launched. There are a lot of similarities between the two mattresses, as well as a lot of differences. I’ll go through those in this article to help you make a more informed decision.
- Both are all-foam mattresses with a similar business model / value proposition.
- Both use durable materials that should last a long time.
- Both do a great job of keeping the mattress sleeping cool.
- Loom and Leaf is one inch thicker overall.
- Loom and Leaf has two comfort level options, while Ghostbed has just one.
- The Loom & Leaf comfort layer is slightly thicker than Ghostbed’s.
- Loom and Leaf uses only memory foam in the comfort layer, while Ghostbed uses latex over memory foam.
- Loom & Leaf has a more slow, sinking in feel, while Ghostbed has more bounce/resilience.
- L&L performs slightly better at motion isolation because of the additional memory foam it uses.
- Loom & Leaf sells a Queen for $1,099 and a shipping fee; Ghostbed sells a Queen for $795 and free shipping (you typically can get $50 off as well).
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Loom and Leaf Construction Takeaways
- The cover is quilted with a nice organic cotton and is zoned to provide more support in the middle of the mattress where people need it the most (where most of their weight is)
- The top layer is 2 inches of gel memory foam that give the mattress excellent body contouring.
- The next layer is 2.5 inches of 5 lb. density memory foam, which provides great deep compression support for the mattress.
- After a transition layer is a high-density support layer, which is a pretty standard base layer in the market.
- This is a true memory foam mattress where the company uses premium foams and does a very thorough job of making sure the mattress will sleep cool.
Ghostbed Construction Takeaways
- The cover is thin and is made from polyester but doesn’t affect the overall feel of the mattress significantly.
- The top layer is 1.5 inches of synthetic latex, which gives the mattress some bounce, responsiveness, and breathability.
- The next layer is 2 inches of gel memory foam, which give the mattress good pressure relief and body contouring.
- The base layer is 7.5 inches of high-density polyfoam, which is pretty standard in the industry for all-foam mattresses.
- Taken together the mattress is designed to have the benefits of latex and memory foam without the drawbacks. It has good bounce and sleepers will sink into the mattress just a little bit.
The videos below will show off the feel and firmness of the mattresses. Loom & Leaf is much slower-moving. The firmness is about the same, with Ghostbed maybe being slightly firmer.
You Might Want To Pick Loom & Leaf If:
You Are Used To Memory Foam– If someone likes slowly sinking into their mattress, Loom & Leaf will provide the feel you are used to.
Motion Isolation Is A Key Factor For You– Because of its use of high-density memory foam, Loom and Leaf does an especially good job at isolating motion.
You Want To Sink Into Your Mattress More– Loom and Leaf gives people a more sleeping “in” the mattress feel than Ghostbed does.
You Might Want To Pick Ghostbed If:
You Want Some Bounce– The latex top layer gives people more bounce and resilience than L&L does, which makes it easier to move around and potentially better for sex as well.
You Want To Save Money– If someone is really having trouble deciding between the two, then the Ghostbed at least gives them the opportunity to save some money (up to a few hundred dollars).
Which Should People Pick?
Both are good mattresses for the right person, but the differences at this point should be rather clear. People should read through this article a few times, assess their own needs and preferences, and then make a more informed decision.
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.