Loom and Leaf is a popular memory foam brand from the same company that sells Saatva. Layla is a new company that has an interesting concept for a memory foam mattress. Given that they are both memory foam mattresses, people are starting to wonder how they compare to one another. I’ll try to help people out here if they are deciding between the two mattresses.
- Both are memory foam mattresses with a quicksand feel
- Both have a similar business model / value proposition
- Both have two firmness options (Layla being flippable; L&L having two versions)
- Both directly address the issue of sleeping hot in their construction
- Layla’s mattress is flippable, having two firmness options in one
- Loom & Leaf is 12 inches thick, while Layla is 10 inches thick
- Layla’s memory foam is infused with copper; L&L’s is not, but it uses plant-based foams
- L&L has a thicker comfort layer than both sides of the Layla
- L&L is $1,299 with white glove delivery; Layla is $839 (with a $60 coupon) with free shipping
- Because the Loom And Leaf is thicker overall and has a thicker comfort layer, it is probably a better choice for heavier people who might risk “bottoming out” with the Layla.
- Both companies directly address the issue of sleeping hot with their construction. Loom & Leaf has a number of things they’ve incorporated that make it very effective in this area, including using bio-based foams, using a gel foam layer, having gel laminated onto one of the layers, etc. Layla uses convoluted base foam to provide airflow, and it uses copper-infused memory foam. In my experience, neither mattress slept hot.
- Layla is flippable, so people get two firmness options in one. The firm side is probably a good fit for most people and is comparable to the L&L Relaxed Firm.
- Based on the specs of the mattress, I would make an educated guess that for most people the Loom And Leaf would last longer than the Layla.
- Layla uses copper-infused memory foam. That is supposed to provide certain health benefits. I can’t vouch for those claims, so I would recommend people do some independent research on it.
The two videos below show off the general feel of the mattresses. Both have a classic memory foam feel where the foam slowly responds. I think the firmness of the Loom and Leaf and the firm side of the Layla are pretty comparable.
You Might Want To Pick Loom & Leaf If:
- You Are Heavier– Because the mattress is thicker and has a thicker comfort layer, it is probably a better choice for people of heavier weight.
- You Want A More Substantial, Luxurious Mattress– Loom And Leaf definitely has the feel of a luxury mattress, and it should last longer than the Layla as well.
You Might Want To Pick Layla If:
- You Are Unsure About Your Preferred Firmness Level– Having a flippable mattress is great if someone really doesn’t know what firmness will be best for them.
- You Want To Save Some Money– Layla is a few hundred dollars less when including shipping, so if someone really can’t decide between the two, it offers them the opportunity to save a bit of money.
Which Should People Pick?
While these mattresses are both memory foam mattresses, the differences are enough where I think the decision should be clear. Consumers can get a more substantial mattress with the Loom And Leaf, but they will have to pay extra for it.
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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