Get ready for another clash of the titans in today’s mattress comparison! We’ll be pitting Saatva’s all-foam mattress, the Loom & Leaf, against the flippable mattress from Layla. By the time we wrap up this Loom & Leaf vs. Layla mattress comparison, you’ll have enough information to make an informed purchase. Let’s get started!
Loom & Leaf Vs Layla Overview
With three layers of memory foam, the Loom & Leaf has a plush surface designed to make you feel like you’re slowly and softly sinking into the bed. The mattress also comes in two different firmness options — Firm and Relaxed Firm. While we’ll primarily focus on the Relaxed Firm model for this review, anyone who tends to prefer more support might want to take a look at the Firm.
Layla sells two different mattress models: an all-foam mattress, and a hybrid made with coils and foam. But in this mattress comparison, we’ll cover the all-foam version. This mattress is quite unique because it’s flippable. One side has a soft comfort layer. Turn it over and there’s a brand-new, firm comfort layer on top. It’s essentially two different beds in one.
Who Should Get The Loom & Leaf
- Anyone who loves the distinct hug of memory foam
- Heavier people. For an all-foam mattress, the Loom & Leaf has little sag—and is thus more supportive than many other all-foam beds on the market.
- Hot sleepers. The Loom & Leaf has a lot of airflow, breathability, and some cooling technology that we’ll get into later on. That being said, the Layla isn’t without its own cooling capabilities.
- Side sleepers and back sleepers, especially those who struggle with back pain
Who Should Get The Layla
- Side sleepers. The bed puts exceptional pressure relief on the shoulders and hips.
- Back sleepers and stomach sleepers. It will vary from side to side, but the flippable design should appeal to all three sleeping positions.
- Anyone who experiences hip pain (see above).
- Anyone who has a partner with different sleeping preferences. Because you can flip over the mattress, there are various sleeping options contained in one bed.
Similarities Between The Loom & Leaf And Layla?
Even with the Layla’s flippable design, these beds have quite a few key similarities.
- Both are all-foam mattresses with a classic memory-foam feel.
- Both beds should appeal to side sleepers.
- The same goes for back sleepers, who will likely be comfortable on the firmer side of the Layla
- They’re also both good mattresses for couples
See how the Loom & Leaf stacks up against its competitors in our Loom & Leaf mattress comparisons.
Key Differences Between The Loom & Leaf And Layla?
Of course, there are also some important differences between the Loom & Leaf and the Layla. Let’s go over some of their most notable distinctions.
- Loom & Leaf has two models to choose from with different levels of firmness, where Layla has two different levels of firmness in one bed.
- Both Loom & Leaf models are good options for heavier sleepers, who might not find enough support on either side of the Layla.
- The thickness of the Loom & Leaf (it’s 2” thicker than the Layla) also makes it the better option for heavier folks.
- While stomach sleepers likely won’t be comfortable on the Loom & Leaf, they will probably get the support they need on the firmer side of the Layla.
- The Layla is more budget-friendly.
Check out our Layla mattress comparisons for more valuable information.
Firmness and Feel Differences
Firmness and feel tend to be important factors for most folks in the market for a new mattress. Let’s see how these two beds stack up against one another.
How Firm Are The Loom & Leaf And Layla Mattresses?
The Loom & Leaf should start to feel softer over the years, so the firmness level can vary between 6.5/10 and 7/10 as time goes on. That places the bed square in the category of Medium Firm.
The Layla comes with two different levels of firmness. The soft side has a layer of memory foam right on top, giving it a firmness level of 6/10. That’s definitely softer than average. The firm side has a thinner layer of memory foam on top, with a support layer directly underneath. It clocked in at an 8/10 — very firm indeed.
Sleeping On the Loom & Leaf And Layla Mattresses
We personally tested out both of these mattresses, so let’s take a moment to discuss how they each felt in different sleeping positions.
The Loom & Leaf provides some really nice pressure relief on the shoulders and hips, which should appeal to side sleepers. The bed feels good on the back as well — the memory foam fills in the lumbar region for lots of support and pain relief.
Stomach-sleeping is another story. We found that the mattress lacked proper support for the hips, so stomach sleepers may want to seek out a different bed with better alignment for the hips and shoulders.
The soft side of the Layla is an attractive option for side sleepers. It’s comfortable and puts almost no pressure on the shoulders and hips, leading us to categorize it as one of the best mattresses for shoulder and neck pain. But the softness didn’t feel quite as good on the back or stomach.
Fortunately, back and stomach sleepers can flip the bed over and find the support they need on the firm side. The thinner layer of memory foam provides just the right balance of sinkage and support.
What Do The Loom & Leaf And Layla Mattresses Feel Like?
The top layer of the Loom & Leaf and the soft side of the Layla both have a slow, sinking feeling. It’s that classic memory-foam experience — a little bit of sinkage, a little bit of contouring, and a mattress texture with a slow responsiveness. The firm side of the Layla feels more responsive and has an on-top-of-the-bed feel.
Average-Weight Sleepers – 130lbs – 230lbs
Average-weight back and side sleepers should feel right at home on the Loom & Leaf with all of the contouring, pressure relief, and support on the lumbar area. Average-weight stomach sleepers may need a bed with more support on the hips. Although we’ve mostly been talking about the Relaxed Firm model, it should be said that the Firm model might be a decent option for stomach sleepers.
With the Layla, average-weight back sleepers will probably prefer the firm side of the mattress and average-weight side sleepers will probably prefer the soft side. Stomach sleepers, too, will prefer the firm side of the Layla mattress. This level of support will help keep the spine in the proper alignment all night long.
Heavyweight Sleepers – Over 230lbs
The materials in the Loom & Leaf are likely sturdy enough to make heavy sleepers feel supported, with the Relaxed Firm bed clocking in at 7.5 on the firmness scale. Regarding sleeping position, the bed should be most comfortable for heavy side sleepers. Heavier back and stomach sleepers should opt for the Firm model.
Heavier back sleepers might also find the balance of comfort and support they need on the firm side of the Layla. On the literal flip side, heavier side sleepers should opt for the soft side of the bed. Heavier stomach sleepers might need a different bed altogether, such as one of the best mattresses for stomach sleepers.
Lightweight Sleepers – Under 130lbs
It’s possible that lightweight sleepers will find even the Relaxed Firm Loom & Leaf mattress a little bit too firm. They might be better off with one of the best mattresses for lightweight people.
But they should be comfortable in all three sleeping positions on the Layla. The soft side offers the proper level of support and comfort for lightweight side and back sleepers, and the firm side should give enough support under the hips for lightweight stomach sleepers.
Mattress Construction Differences
It’s time to take a cross-section of both these beds to see what they’re truly made of and how they’re built.
First up is the Loom & Leaf. This bed has a quilted, organic cotton cover that’s zoned to provide support in the middle of the mattress. It’s also lightweight and has a lot of breathability.
Because of its flippability, there’s a soft cover on both sides of the Layla. The cover has been infused with Thermogel, a material that helps dissipate heat and keep the mattress cool.
The Loom & Leaf has three comfort layers. First, sleepers will encounter a 2” layer of memory foam with a 4-lb. density. Next up is a middle comfort layer topped with a laminate panel of the company’s proprietary Spinal Zone Gel. This assists with both cooling and spinal support.
Last of the bed’s comfort layers is a 2” stretch of memory foam with a 5-lb. density. This material creates excellent body contouring around hips and shoulders.
The Layla has comfort layers on both the top and bottom of the mattress. The soft side’s comfort layer is thicker—3” of copper-infused memory foam on top of 2” of convoluted support foam. Both of these materials work together to promote airflow and prevent the foam from trapping heat.
On the firm side of the bed, there’s only 1” of copper-infused memory foam and no convoluted support foam underneath—hence a more on-top-of-the-bed feel.
Like so many other all-foam mattresses in the bed-in-a-box game, the Loom & Leaf is supported by a standard base of polyfoam, making for a little bit of extra support at the bottom of the bed.
The Layla actually has a layer of base support between its two sides. Overall, it’s a very supportive mattress—so much that it’s ranked as one of our best mattresses for arthritis.
The Loom & Leaf is 12” tall and the Layla is a little bit shorter at 10”.
Loom & Leaf And Layla Mattress Size Options and Price
See the charts below for the most up-to-date size and pricing information for the Loom & Leaf and Layla mattresses.
Loom & Leaf Relaxed Firm
|Twin||38″ x 75″ x 12″||$899|
|Twin XL||38″ x 80″ x 12″||$1,199|
|Full||54″ x 76″ x 12″||$1,699|
|Queen||60″ x 80″ x 12″||$1,799|
|King||76″ x 80″ x 12″||$2,099|
|Split King||76″ x 80″ x 12″||$2,398|
|California King||72″ x 84″ x 12″||$2,099|
|Split Cal King||72″ x 84″ x 12”||$2,476|
For another great option, read our Saatva mattress review.
|Twin||38″ x 75″ x 10″||$649|
|Twin XL||38″ x 80″ x 10″||$749|
|Full||54″ x 75″ x 10″||$949|
|Queen||60″ x 80″ x 10″||$1049|
|King||76″ x 80″ x 10″||$1149|
|California King||72″ x 84″ x 10″||$1149|
If you prefer a mattress made with both coils and foam, read our Layla Hybrid mattress review. Or, if you’re not ready to spring for a brand new mattress yet, soften up your existing bed with a Layla mattress topper!
Loom & Leaf And Layla Performance Differences
Whenever we review a mattress, we put it through a range of tests covering everything from temperature regulation to motion transfer and edge support. Let’s see how the Loom & Leaf and Layla compare to one another.
Sleeping Hot or Cold
Both beds are infused with some really compelling cooling technology, so you can’t go wrong with either one. But there have been some occasional complaints about the Layla still sleeping a little too hot, so we’ll side with the Loom & Leaf.
Having little to no motion transfer is a trademark of most memory-foam beds. Both the Loom & Leaf and the Layla scored high in this category, meaning couples can sleep in both of these beds without feeling their partner’s movement. This one really does feel like a tie.
A downside of memory foam is that there’s usually very little edge support. However, the Loom & Leaf scored pretty high here. If you sit on the edge of the bed, you might feel a little bit of collapse, but nothing too severe.
The Layla is definitely more in line with other all-foam beds when it comes to edge support. We didn’t feel like we could roll to the edge of the bed without falling off. Loom & Leaf wins this round.
Both of these beds are made of sturdy materials that should make for a long-term investment that stands the test of time. Both mattresses should last at least 10 years.
Off-gassing refers to the faint smell that emerges when opening and unrolling any bed-in-a-box. It’s totally normal, and it usually only last about 48 hours.
Because the Loom & Leaf mattress doesn’t arrive compressed inside a cardboard box, however, you shouldn’t notice any odor coming from the bed. With this mattress, you can sleep on it right away!
The Layla has a more traditional bed-in-a-box setup, so you’re likely to notice a slight chemical smell at first. In our experience, this completely fades within two days.
Because both the Loom & Leaf and the Layla have an all-foam construction, these are more or less silent beds. You usually tend to run into squeakiness when the bed contains springs.
When people seek out a mattress for sex, they’re usually concerned about how easy it is to change positions, as well as the bed’s bounciness and resiliency. Memory foam tends to be slower-responding than the materials of hybrid beds, so neither the Loom & Leaf nor the Layla are one of the best mattresses for sex.
Don’t rush off to buy a mattress without reading the company policies! Below, we’ve outlined each brand’s warranty information, sleep trails, and return policies.
The Loom & Leaf comes with a 15-year warranty.
The Layla has a lifetime warranty, but only if you purchase the bed directly through the company’s website.
The Loom & Leaf’s sleep trial is a full 180 nights, while Layla’s is a little bit shorter at 120 nights.
Loom & Leaf offers a full refund as long as the exchange happens within the trial period. It’s worth noting that the company does charge an additional $99 transportation fee to cover labor and gas.
Layla’s return policy is a bit more unconventional. If you don’t love the mattress during the sleep trial period, the company works with you to donate the bed to a local charity. Upon providing donation documentation, you’ll receive a full refund.
Still wondering which mattress is best for you? Maybe the answers to these frequently asked questions can help!
Which is better, Loom & Leaf or Layla?
It’s all about what’s best for you. Both beds have that hug of memory foam, but if you’re seeking a variety of options, the Layla might be the better fit. It’s also more budget-friendly.
How long will the Loom & Leaf and Layla mattresses last?
The beds’ respective warrantees range between 15 years and a lifetime, showing that they’re meant to last a while. The Loom & Leaf’s warranty is comparable to other mattress brands, and the Layla’s exceeds most other mattress brands.
Can you flip the Loom & Leaf and Layla mattresses?
You can flip the Layla mattress and experience both the soft and firm side. The Loom & Leaf mattress, however, is not flippable.
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.