Today’s mattress comparison is unique in that we’re comparing two beds from the same brand, Saatva. Let’s see how the all-foam goodness of the Loom & Leaf measures against the all-natural latex of the Zenhaven!
In this Loom & Leaf vs. Zenhaven mattress comparison, we’ll help you decide which bed suits your needs. Read on to learn more!
Loom & Leaf Vs Zenhaven Overview
The Loom & Leaf is made up of layers of memory foam, designed to make sleepers feel like they’re slowly and softly sinking into the bed. The mattress has two different firmness options available—Firm and Relaxed Firm. While we’ll touch on the Firm model here and there, we’ll mostly be talking about the Relaxed Firm.
The Zenhaven is made of all-natural materials, and is frequently ranked as one of the best organic mattresses on the market. In addition to its natural latex, the bed is also flippable, meaning you can turn it over for both a Gentle Firm and a Luxury Plush sleeping experience.
Who Should Get The Loom & Leaf
- Anyone who loves that classic memory-foam feeling of sinking into the bed
- Folks who are on a budget. The Loom & Leaf costs less than the Zenhaven.
- Back sleepers and side sleepers, with the former having a slight advantage on the Loom & Leaf. The bed should be especially appealing to folks who deal with back pain.
- Those who sleep with a partner. The Loom & Leaf excels at motion isolation.
Who Should Get The Zenhaven
- Anyone who wants a mattress with a more responsive feel
- Folks who prefer an environmentally friendly mattress, as the Zenhaven is made with all natural materials
- Those who prefer several different sleeping options. Because of its flippability, the Zenhaven caters to back sleepers, stomach sleepers, and combination sleepers alike. However, side sleepers might experience notable pressure on both sides of the bed.
Similarities Between The Loom & Leaf And Zenhaven?
These are very different beds, but there are still a few similarities to discuss.
- Between the Zenhaven’s two sides and the fact that the Loom & Leaf can soften over time, both mattresses have a range of 6.5/10 to 7/10 on the firmness scale, placing them in the category of Medium Firm.
- Both beds should appeal to back sleepers.
- Both mattresses are made by the same brand and have generous trial periods, warranties, and return policies.
- Despite being made of different materials, both beds sleep very cool.
See how the Loom & Leaf compares with other competitors in our roundup of Loom & Leaf mattress comparisons.
Key Differences Between The Loom & Leaf And Zenhaven?
Let’s cover some of the biggest differences between these two beds.
- Loom & Leaf has two separate models to choose from, where Zenhaven has two different sides contained in one bed.
- The Loom & Leaf is going to be the better option for side sleepers.
- The Zenhaven is going to be the better option for stomach sleepers.
- The Loom & Leaf is more affordable than the Zenhaven.
- The Zenhaven has a more responsive feel to it, while the Loom & Leaf offers a slower, sinking sleeping experience.
- The Loom & Leaf is the better bed for couples.
- The Zenhaven is made entirely of organic materials.
Compare the Zenhaven with other beds with our Zenhaven mattress comparisons.
Firmness and Feel Differences
Firmness and feel come up a lot when comparing mattresses, as they’re the factors most noticed by the sleeper. Let’s see how these two beds compare to one another.
How Firm Are The Loom & Leaf And Zenhaven Mattresses?
The Loom & Leaf has a tendency to soften over the years, which means it could fluctuate between a 6.5/10 and 7/10 on the firmness scale. Regardless of any change, the bed still stays at Medium Firm.
The Zenhaven has the exact same Medium Firm range, albeit across two different sides. The Gentle Firm side feels like a 7/10 and the Luxury Plush side feels like a 6.5/10.
Sleeping On the Loom & Leaf And Zenhaven Mattresses
We tested out both beds in a variety of sleeping positions. Here’s how each of them felt.
The Loom & Leaf provided a lot of pressure relief around the shoulders and hips, which could be a good fit for side sleepers. Back sleepers will also likely find comfort, thanks to the top layer of memory foam filling in the lumbar region. Stomach-sleeping proved to be less ideal since there wasn’t enough support at the hips.
On the Gentle Firm side of the Zenhaven mattress, there was a lack of sinkage that might make the bed a good choice for back sleepers. This side also had enough firmness to support stomach sleepers. Flip the mattress over to the Luxury Plush side, and the bed felt even better on the back.
On the other hand, side sleepers may want to seek out a different mattress. Neither the Gentle Firm nor the Luxury Plush side felt soft enough, and thus added unwanted pressure in this position.
What Do The Loom & Leaf And Zenhaven Mattresses Feel Like?
The Loom & Leaf offers a classic memory foam experience—a little bit of sinkage, a little bit of contouring, and an overall slow responsiveness.
The Zenhaven’s natural materials result in a bouncier foam feel. It’s a lot easier to move around on this bed.
Average-Weight Sleepers – 130lbs – 230lbs
Average-weight back and side sleepers should appreciate the contouring, pressure relief, and lumbar support of the Loom & Leaf. But average-weight stomach sleepers might want a bed with more support on the hips—maybe even the Firm model.
On the Zenhaven, average-weight back and stomach sleepers should feel comfortable on both sides of the mattress. But if they had to pick sides, back sleepers will probably prefer the Luxury Plush and stomach sleepers will probably prefer the Gentle Firm. Neither side is ideal for side sleepers, who might feel some unwanted pressure in this position.
Heavyweight Sleepers – Over 230lbs
The Loom & Leaf might be a good fit for heavyweight sleepers because of its denser materials. Side-sleeping will probably be the most comfortable position on the Relaxed Firm model. Heavier back and stomach sleepers might want to look into the Firm.
There’s a lot to unpack for heavier sleepers on the Zenhaven, so let’s break it down as simply as we can.
The Gentle Firm side will probably feel like a 7.5/10 on the firmness scale and the Luxury Plush side will probably feel like a 7/10. That means heavier stomach sleepers will likely prefer the Gentle Firm side and heavier back sleepers should be comfortable on both sides of the mattress. Despite being softer than the Gentle Firm side, the Luxury Plush side still provides a lot of support.
For heavier side sleepers, both sides still put pressure on the shoulders and hips, so they’re probably better off seeking out one of the best mattresses for heavy people.
Lightweight Sleepers – Under 130lbs
Both Loom & Leaf models might be too firm for lightweight sleepers. But those same folks should be comfortable in all sleeping positions—even the side—on both sides of the Zenhaven. Because lightweight sleepers don’t sink into the bed as much, they likely won’t feel that pressure on their shoulders and hips.
Mattress Construction Differences
Let’s put on our x-ray goggles and take a look inside both of these mattresses to see how they’re constructed.
The Loom & Leaf’s cover is a quilted, organic cotton that helps the mattress sleep cool. Its surface is also zoned to provide support in the middle of the bed.
The Zenhaven’s cover is made from an organic cotton. So from the get-go, you’re already experiencing an eco-friendly construction.
The first three layers of the Loom & Leaf are built for comfort. We start with a 2” layer of memory foam with a 4-lb density—its surface convoluted to help out with airflow.
The next comfort layer is surfaced with a laminate panel of Spinal Zone Gel. A proprietary solution created by Loom & Leaf, the solution promotes a lower temperature, in addition to promoting spinal support.
The third and final comfort layer is 2” of denser memory foam with a 5-lb. density. This should help the sleeper experience some cozy body contouring.
As with any flippable mattress, the Zenhaven’s comfort layers vary depending on which side you’re using. The Luxury Plush side has a flame-retardant layer of wool over a 1.5” layer of Luxury Plush Talalay latex. Like the cover of the Loom & Leaf, this material is zoned, so the firmness changes at different points in the mattress. There’s a firmer support under the hips and a softer feel under the shoulders.
On the Gentle Firm side, there’s a 1.5” layer of Gentle Firm Talalay latex—a material that’s slightly softer than the Luxury Plush Talalay latex.
The Loom & Leaf gets extra support at the bottom of the bed from a final layer of standard polyfoam.
And as you probably guessed, the Zenhaven has two different support layers depending on the side. On the Luxury Plush side, you’ll encounter a 3” Talaly latex Plush base layer. Below that is a 3” Talalay latex Firm base layer.
On the Gentle Firm side, the flame-retardant layer and knitted cover become the support layer.
The Loom & Leaf is 12” tall and the Zenhaven is slightly shorter at 10″.
Loom & Leaf And Zenhaven Mattress Size Options and Price
See the charts below for the most up-to-date size and pricing information for the Loom & Leaf and Zenhaven mattresses. As we said, the Loom & Leaf is the less expensive option.
Loom And Leaf
|Twin||38″ x 75″ x 12″||$899|
|Twin XL||38″ x 80″ x 12″||$1,199|
|Full||54″ x 75″ 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|
|Twin||38 ” x 75″ x 10″||$1,399|
|Twin XL||38″ x 80″ x 10″||$1,599|
|Full||54″ x 75″ x 10″||$1,999|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 10”||$2,399|
|King||76” x 80” x 10”||$2,999|
|California King||72” x 84” x 10”||$2,999|
|Split King||76” x 80” x 10”||$3,198|
Don’t feel like purchasing a brand new bed right now? Take a look at our Saatva mattress topper review!
Loom & Leaf And Zenhaven Performance Differences
As anyone who regularly reads this site knows, we put all of the beds through a series of performance tests, including temperature regulation, motion transfer, and more. Let’s see how these two mattresses performed.
Sleeping Hot or Cold
Even though memory foam tends to sleep hot, the Loom & Leaf’s cooling technology helps the bed keep a low temperature. And because the Zenhaven uses latex—a naturally cooler material—it’s also able to keep the heat at bay. We’ll call this category a tie.
Latex mattresses tend not to perform as well as memory foam when it comes to motion isolation, so the Loom & Leaf wins this round. The Zenhaven probably isn’t the best mattress for couples.
If you share a bed with someone, you may also want to consider a mattress’s edge support. When you sit or lie down near the side, will you feel secure or unstable?
Although the Loom & Leaf does have above-average edge support for a memory foam mattress, the Zenhaven is probably the safer bet if this category is important to you. We were able to sit on the bed and tie our shoes with little collapse on the mattress.
Make no mistake—both of these beds are made of sturdy materials that should make for a long-term investment. But because latex tends to be more durable than memory foam, we’re going to give the Zenhaven a slight advantage here.
Off-gassing is just another way to describe the faint smell that emerges when opening and unrolling any bed-in-a-box.
But because Saatva’s mattresses don’t arrive compressed inside cardboard boxes, you won’t have to worry about any strange chemical odor.
Foam and latex beds both tend to be silent, so there shouldn’t be any noticeable noise on the Loom & Leaf or Zenhaven. Louder sounds usually come from the springs found in hybrid beds.
When people seek out a mattress for sex, they’re usually looking at bounciness, resilience, and how easy it is to change positions. Because memory foam is such a slow-responding material and latex is bouncier, we’re going to hand this category to the Zenhaven.
Saatva is known for their impressive warranties and sleep trial periods. Let’s learn more about their company polices!
The Loom & Leaf comes with a 15-year warranty and the Zenhaven comes with a 20-year warranty that’s longer than most other mattresses offer.
Both the Loom & Leaf and the Zenhaven have a sleep trial period of 180 nights.
Both the Loom & Leaf and the Zenhaven offer a full refund as long as the exchange happens within the trial period. Note that Saatva does charge an additional $99 transportation fee to cover labor and gas.
Still wondering which mattress is best for you? Here are some frequently asked questions that could help.
Which is better, Loom & Leaf or Zenhaven?
That all depends on which materials you prefer. If you love the slow and sinking feel of memory foam, you might be better suited for the Loom & Leaf. But if you enjoy a quicker-responding bed, you may want to go with the Zenhaven. There are other factors to consider, too, such as the Zenhaven’s flippability and the Loom & Leaf’s lower price.
How long will the Loom & Leaf and Zenhaven mattresses last?
Due to the quality of their materials and their long-lasting warrantees, both of these mattresses are going to be long-term investments designed to last years and years.
Can you flip the Loom & Leaf and Zenhaven mattresses?
You can flip the Zenhaven mattress for two different sleeping experiences, but not the Loom & Leaf.
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.