Loom and Leaf and Helix are two popular mattresses that are very different from one another. I’ll try to go through the main differences in this article to try to guide you and help you make a more informed decision if you are down to these two.
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- Both have a similar business model and value proposition
- Both use quality materials and have a pretty standard polyfoam in the base layer
- Both are two of the best mattresses for couples
- Both do a good job of sleeping cool throughout the night
- Helix is a customized mattress, while L&L is just one mattress
- Loom and Leaf is two inches thicker than the Helix overall, potentially making it more supportive
- Loom and Leaf uses memory foam, while Helix uses microcoils and specialty foam
- With L&L you slowly sink into the mattress, while Helix has a responsive feel
- Helix is $995 for a Queen with free shipping; L&L is $1,099 for a Queen but you pay for shipping
Helix Mattress Construction Takeaways
- The construction of the Helix mattress will be different for each person and is based on answers to a customization quiz. The mattress will be 10 inches thick no matter what, however.
- The materials are a mix of a specialty foam called “dynamic foam,” polyfoam, and microcoils. These are good, quality materials that should be durable. The mattress will be more resilient/bouncy than the Loom and Leaf.
- The feel of the mattress again depends on the answers to the mattress personalization quiz.
Loom & Leaf Mattress Construction Takeaways
- The cover is quilted with organic cotton and is zoned to provide more support in the middle of the mattress where you need it the most
- The top layer is 2 inches of gel memory foam, which contours well to the curves of the body
- The next layer is 2.5 inches of 5 lb. density memory foam, which adds further pressure relief and body contouring.
- After a transition layer is a high-density support layer, which is pretty standard in the industry.
- As you can see, this is very much a memory foam mattress. You slowly sink into the mattress as it adapts to the shape of your body. The company has also done a really good job of addressing the issue of sleeping hot, which is normally a complaint people have about memory foam mattresses.
You Might Want To Pick Loom And Leaf If:
- You Like Memory Foam– If you like the feeling of slowly sinking into your mattress, then Loom & Leaf is the way to go. It is unapologetically a memory foam mattress and has a much different feel than the Helix does.
- You Are Heavier– The Loom And Leaf is thicker overall and has a thicker comfort layer. It also uses high-density foams that are great for people of heavier weight. Overall, it’s a great option for heavier people.
You Might Want To Pick Helix If:
- You’re Not Sure What You Want– Helix offers you a unique opportunity to get a mattress customized to you. That makes it a really great option if you just aren’t sure what type of mattress you want to get.
- You Sleep With A Partner With Different Preferences– You can customize two sides of the mattress, so two people with very different sleeping preferences can still be happy on the same mattress.
- You Want A More Resilient Feel– Helix uses dynamic foam, polyfoam, and microcoils. The result is a springier feel than you get with the L&L. If you want something that is bouncier/more resilient, Helix is definitely the way to go.
Which Should You Get?
Both mattresses are great (and top picks) and have some cool, unique qualities to them. I can’t say one is better than the other for everyone, so I would really think about what type of feel you want and make a decision from there.
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.