If you have narrowed down your mattress search to Loom & Leaf and Nectar, you are already in amazing shape. They are both popular, quality mattresses. However, how are you going to choose between these two memory foam mattresses?
To make your mattress buying process a lot easier, we have the information you need. We’ll discuss their construction, firmness, and who they should be a good fit for.
Which memory foam mattress is right for you? Read on for my full comparison.
- The mattresses have similar base layers.
- Both mattresses contain memory foam.
- They both have a classic memory foam feel.
- Both are a good fit for back and side sleepers.
- The Nectar is more affordable than the Loom & Leaf.
- The Loom & Leaf is taller and contains more memory foam than the Nectar.
- The Loom & Leaf features higher density foams than the Nectar.
- The Nectar is softer than the Loom & Leaf.
Loom & Leaf Construction
- The Loom & Leaf is 12” tall.
- The cover is soft and 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.
Read the full Loom & Leaf review
- The mattress is 11” tall.
- The cover is soft and woven together with Tencel fabric. There is 1” of gel memory foam quilted into it.
- Next, there is a 3” layer of a soft, slow-responding, gel memory foam.
- Then, there is around 1” of a foam transition layer.
- Finally, the base layer is around 6” thick.
Read the full Nectar mattress review
- The Loom & Leaf features high-density foams. These are very supportive and could be a good match for heavier people.
- The high-density foams also make the Loom & Leaf a very durable mattress. It should be a longer-lasting mattress.
- The Loom & Leaf is a more complex, luxurious mattress. While the Loom & Leaf costs more, you get a lot for your money.
- Both mattresses should have a classic memory foam feel. They may feel firm at first, but they should both relieve pressure well.
In terms of firmness, the Loom & Leaf felt like a 6.5/10 while the Nectar felt like a 6/10. I think most people will agree that the Loom & Leaf is firmer than the Nectar.
Here is how I felt sleeping on the Loom & Leaf:
- Back sleeping, I feel well supported on the Loom & Leaf. My hips sink in a bit, and I feel good overall support. I prefer this mattress for back sleeping.
- Lying on my side, I do feel some good pressure relief on my shoulders and hips. However, I feel a bit better side sleeping on the Nectar.
- On my stomach, I am not getting quite enough support. The mattress is just a bit too soft for stomach sleeping.
Here is how I felt sleeping on the Nectar:
- Starting on my back, the Nectar offers some decent support, but it might be a little too soft for some back sleepers. The Loom & Leaf should be the better choice for back sleepers.
- Side sleeping on the Nectar, I feel fantastic pressure relief. The Nectar is a great option for side sleepers.
- Moving to my stomach, the mattress is too soft for me. I could use some extra support in this position.
Both mattresses have a classic memory foam feel. They are slow-moving and not very responsive so you will feel like you are sinking into the mattress.
They both feel a bit firm at first but then start to soften up. However, the Nectar will feel just a bit softer.
See what I thought of the Loom & Leaf’s firmness and feel in the video below.
Now, compare this to the Nectar.
Motion Transfer Differences
If you sleep with a partner, you definitely want to think about how well your mattress handles motion transfer. Will you be sleeping soundly or will every one of your partner’s movements disturb you?
Both of these mattresses feature memory foam which is known for great motion isolation. Because of this, both mattresses handle motion transfer quite well.
You shouldn’t be feeling your partner’s movements on either mattress. Both should be a great option for couples.
See how the Loom & Leaf deals with motion transfer in the video below.
Now, see how the Nectar performs.
If you do sleep with a partner, you also want to think about edge support. Basically, can you utilize the full surface area of the mattress or will you feel like you are going to roll off the edge?
Sitting near the edge of both mattresses, I feel them collapse quite a bit. I don’t feel very secure in this position and, when I lie down, I also feel like I might roll off.
Neither mattress features the best edge support. You can see the edge support for both mattresses 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:
In terms of firmness, I said the Loom & Leaf was a 7 or 7.5/10. I thought the Nectar was closer to a 6/10.
Back sleeping on the Loom & Leaf, I feel very nice. My hips sink in but not too far, and I feel nice good support overall. While the mattress feels firm at first, I do feel some the pressure start to melt away when I am on my side. Moving to my stomach, the mattress is too soft for me. I am bowing in at the hips somewhat.
On the Nectar, I feel nice lumbar support when I am back sleeping. My hips also sink in just the right amount. This is also nice for back sleeping.
When I lie to on my side, I feel almost no pressure on my shoulders and hips. It’s a great match for side sleeping. Finally, when I am on my stomach, the mattress is too soft.
Both mattresses could be a good fit for heavier back and side sleepers. Heavier stomach sleepers might want to look elsewhere.
It is also worth considering your weight when looking for a mattress. However, even though Marten is heavier than me, it appears Marten had a similar experience on these mattresses. Both were a nice match for back and side sleeping but too soft for stomach sleeping.
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Pick Loom & Leaf If…
- You are a back and stomach sleeper. The Loom & Leaf is definitely the firmer of these two mattresses. It is also the more supportive mattress. Because of this, it should be a better match for back and stomach sleeping. If you sleep in these two positions, you should get the support you need on the Loom & Leaf.
- You prefer a firmer mattress. Again, the Loom & Leaf is firmer than the Nectar. If you like a firmer mattress with more support, this is the clear choice. Heavier sleepers or those who need more support should also prefer the Loom & Leaf.
- You are looking for a long-term investment. While the Loom & Leaf may cost more up front, it is the more durable of these two mattresses. With its high-density foams and quality construction, it should last for a good amount of time.
Pick Nectar If…
- You are looking for a more affordable mattress. Both the Loom & Leaf and Nectar have similar qualities and have some of that memory foam feel. If you want to save some money up front, the Nectar might be the way to go. It is more affordable than the Loom & Leaf, but is still a quality mattress.
- You are a lighter person. If you are on the lighter side, you won’t really need the same amount of support that a heavier person does. Because of this, the Nectar should be supportive enough for you. Again, lighter people could save money by going with the Nectar.
- You like a softer mattress. The Nectar is the softer of these two mattresses. If you are a fan of softer mattresses and like a little more give with your mattress, the Nectar should be the way to go.
Using this information, it shouldn’t be too difficult to choose between the Loom & Leaf and Nectar mattresses. The Loom & Leaf should be a better option for back and stomach sleepers while the Nectar should work for lighter people looking for a deal. Please leave any questions about these mattresses 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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