If you are looking for a bed-in-a-box mattress, you have probably come across the Loom & Leaf mattress and the Leesa mattress. They are two of the most popular mattresses on the market and, having reviewed them both, I can say they are both high-quality.
So, how do you choose between them? Which mattress is the better fit for you? I have all the information you need to find the right mattress.
Will it be the Loom & Leaf or the Leesa? Read on for my full comparison.
- They are both very popular mattresses.
- Both brands have great customer service terms.
- They are both all-foam mattresses.
- They both contain memory foam.
- They are similar in terms of firmness.
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- The Leesa is more affordable than the Loom & Leaf.
- They incorporate different materials in their constructions.
- The Loom & Leaf is taller than the Leesa.
- The Loom & Leaf has a classic memory foam feel, while the Leesa has a balanced foam feel.
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Loom & Leaf Construction
- The Loom & Leaf is 12” tall.
- The cover is soft, 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.
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- The Leesa is 10” tall.
- The cover is soft and thin.
- The first layer is 2” of a bouncy, latex-like foam called LSA 200 Foam.
- This is followed by 2” of a contouring memory foam.
- The final layer is 6” of a Core Support Foam.
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- The Leesa features a proprietary LSA 200 Foam. It has memory foam and latex qualities, so you get a balanced foam feel where you don’t feel stuck.
- The multiple layers of memory foam give the Loom & Leaf a classic memory foam feel. It will feel firmer at first, but the foam will gradually soften and allow you to sink in.
- The Loom & Leaf is more substantial than the Leesa. It has more layers and a more luxury feel.
- The Loom & Leaf is the more durable mattress. The high-density memory foam ensures this will be a longer-lasting mattress.
- The mattresses should be about equal in terms of breathability.
Firmness And Feel Differences
In terms of firmness, to me both mattresses felt like a 6.5/10. I will note that the Loom & Leaf will feel firmer at first. However, after a few moments, it will soften and let you sink into the mattress.
Here’s how I felt on the Loom & Leaf:
- While back sleeping on the Loom & Leaf, I feel decent support. However, my hips sink in just a bit too far.
- When I move to my side, I feel some initial firmness on my shoulders and hips. Then the memory foam starts to respond, and I feel great pressure relief.
- Finally, when I lie on my stomach, the mattress is too soft for me.
This was my experience on the Leesa:
- I feel better support when I am back sleeping on the Leesa. My hips sink in, but not too far.
- When I lie on my side, I feel good pressure relief. However, I will say the pressure relief is a bit better on the Loom & Leaf.
- When I am stomach sleeping, the mattress is also too soft.
While the mattresses are similar in firmness, their feels are quite different. The Loom & Leaf has that classic memory foam feel. You slowly sink and sleep in the mattress.
The Leesa has a balanced foam feel that combines memory foam and latex qualities. The mattress is responsive and has a good amount of bounce. You sleep more on top of the mattress, and it is easier to move around.
See what I thought of Loom & Leaf’s memory foam feel in the video below.
Now, watch more about Leesa’s balanced foam feel.
Motion Transfer Differences
If you sleep with a partner, you want to consider how well your mattress handles motion transfer. Basically, will you be feeling your partner’s movements on your side of the bed or will you be sleeping calmly and undisturbed?
Between the two mattresses, the Loom & Leaf deals with motion transfer better. It has multiple layers of high-density memory foam, which really absorbs that motion. Memory foam is the best material in regard to motion isolation, so this is not really surprising.
The Loom & Leaf could be the better mattress for couples. See how it performed in my motion transfer tests.
Now, compare this to the motion transfer on the Leesa mattress.
If you are looking for a couple’s mattress, you should think about how much of the mattress you can really use. Can you sit down or lie down near the edge of your mattress, or will you feel like you’re going to fall off?
The Loom & Leaf has better edge support than the Leesa. While sitting down near the edge, I feel more secure. Also, while lying down near the edge of the Loom & Leaf, I do not feel like I am going to roll off.
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 lb; I am 5’9″ and 160 lb. Here is what he thought about these mattresses:
I said the Loom & Leaf was a 7.5/10 and the Leesa was a 6.5/10.
Here’s how I felt on the Loom & Leaf: When I am back sleeping on the Loom & Leaf, the mattress is not quite supportive enough for me. My hips sink in a little bit too far. On my side, I feel great pressure relief. It’s a little firm at first, but the mattress softens and I feel little pressure on my shoulders and hips. While sleeping on my stomach, the mattress is too soft for me, and I am bowing in at the hips.
This was my experience on the Leesa: My hips don’t sink in too far when I am back sleeping. I feel well supported in this position. When I am on my side, I feel good pressure relief overall. When I’m on my stomach, the mattress is not supportive enough.
If you are a heavier back sleeper, I would lean toward the Leesa. If you are a heavier side sleeper, both mattresses could work for you. If you are a heavier stomach sleeper, I would look for a firmer mattress overall.
It seems that Marten and I had very similar experiences on these two mattresses. This makes me think that back sleepers of many sizes may prefer the Leesa. Even larger stomach sleepers will want to find a firmer mattress overall.
Pick Loom & Leaf If …
- You are looking for a luxury mattress. While the Loom & Leaf does cost a bit more, it really is a good investment. You get a thicker mattress with multiple layers of high-density foams. It should last longer, and it does have a nice luxury feel.
- You are a side sleeper. If you sleep mainly on your side, you should feel more comfortable on the Loom & Leaf. While the mattress does feel firm at first, it softens up and relieves pressure on your shoulders and hips. After testing both mattresses for pressure relief, the Loom & Leaf did perform better.
- You prefer a memory foam feel. If you like the feeling of memory foam, where you slowly sink into your mattress, the Loom & Leaf is the better choice. It has that “quicksandy” feel that allows you to sink and sleep in the mattress.
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Pick Leesa If …
- You want a more affordable mattress. If you think both mattresses could work for you, choosing the Leesa could save you a few hundred dollars. It’s a simpler mattress, but it is also much more affordable. The Loom & Leaf might be outside of some people’s budgets.
- You are a back sleeper. If you sleep primarily on your back, the Leesa should be a better choice. It offers a bit more support when you are in this position so that your hips sink in, but not too far.
- You like a balanced foam feel. If you like a foam mattress, but you prefer to sleep on top of the mattress, the Leesa should be a better fit. The mattress is responsive and has both latex and memory foam qualities. You should be able to move around without feeling stuck.
If you think about these points, it shouldn’t be too difficult to choose between the Loom & Leaf and Leesa mattresses. Side sleepers who like a memory foam feel should prefer the Loom & Leaf. Back sleepers who like a balanced foam feel should like the Leesa.
Please leave any specific comments or questions about the Loom & Leaf or the Leesa 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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