Loom and Leaf Mattress Review

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As an online bed-in-a-box mattress retailer, Saatva offers quality, “ultra-luxury” materials that you might find in a much more expensive mattress.

I was impressed with the original Saatva innerspring mattress, and I was excited to see how the Loom and Leaf, Saatva’s all-foam mattress, would perform.

The Loom and Leaf comes in two firmness options, Relaxed Firm and Firm. I opted for the Relaxed Firm model, hopefully a better fit for a side sleeper like me.

Is it really ultra-luxury for the best price? Read on for my full Loom and Leaf review.

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You Might Want To Pick The Loom And Leaf If:

  • You Are A Hot Sleeper– The memory foam is convoluted which means it has air channels to help with airflow.  Also, the gel infusion and cooling gel panel work together to make sure you sleep cool. Memory foam mattresses aren’t always the best choice for hot sleepers, but this is not the case with the cooling Loom and Leaf mattress.
  • You Are A Side Sleeper– While it may feel firm at first, the memory foam slowly compresses and softens up. Lying on your side, you should feel great pressure relief on your shoulders and hips.
  • You Are Looking For A Long-Term, Value Mattress– The Loom and Leaf is constructed using durable, foam components. Because of this, I expected the Loom and Leaf to be pricier. The Queen size is $1,099 at full price. In my opinion, you really get a long-lasting, quality mattress for a value price.

See A Full Comparison of Loom & Leaf To Tempur-Pedic Here

You Might Not Want To Pick The Loom And Leaf If:

  • You Are Looking For A Soft Mattress– While it does start to compress and feel less firm as you lay on it, the Loom and Leaf is firm for an all foam mattress. It is about average in terms of firmness, so if you prefer something very soft, I would look elsewhere. It’s really about preference.
  • You Don’t Like That Classic Memory Foam Feel– This is definitely that classic, sinking in experience you get with memory foam. There is less bounce and this makes it harder to move around on the mattress, so you may feel more “stuck.” If you don’t like this feeling, this may not be the best choice for you.
  • You Are A Heavier Back Or Stomach Sleeper– You might not get the proper support if you are heavier or sleep primarily on your stomach or back. Your hips may sink in when you’re on your back or stomach, making for an uncomfortable sleep. If this is the case, you may want to look for something firmer, like the Loom and Leaf Firm model, or another mattress altogether.

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Construction Overview

  • The mattress is 12” tall.
  • Looking at the Relaxed Firm version, the cover is quilted, organic cotton, so you have a nice, soft top to the mattress. It is also breathable and helps with cooling.
  • The first layer is 2” of gel memory foam. It has a 4 lb density and is convoluted to help with airflow.
  • The middle third of this layer has a gel laminate panel on top. It is a proprietary Spinal Zone Gel, designed to help with cooling and spinal support.
  • Beneath that, you have a 2” layer of denser memory foam. It has a 5 lb density.
  • Then you have a transition layer that helps transition you from the comfort layers to the support layers below.
  • Finally, there is a standard, base polyfoam layer designed for support.
  • The Loom and Leaf is handcrafted in the USA.

Related: Best Mattresses For Side Sleepers

Construction Takeaways

  • The Loom and Leaf is available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King.
  • There are a two different options for firmness, the Relaxed Firm and Firm. The Relaxed Firm is designed for a nice balance of softness and support, ideal for side sleepers. The Firm is for customers seeking a firmer mattress, ideal for back and stomach sleepers.
  • The Loom and Leaf works with an adjustable base. You can even match this mattress with Saatva’s own Lineal adjustable base for a good combination.
  • The top layers of memory foam, make for a classic memory foam feel, with a slow sinking in feeling.
  • The slow reacting memory foam layers mean you will have good pressure relief, especially sleeping on your side. You shouldn’t feel much pressure on your shoulders, hips, and knees.
  • While all foam mattresses aren’t usually as cool as, hybrid or innerspring mattresses, the memory foam is gel infused, convoluted for airflow, and the middle third is laminated with gel to help with cooling, so you won’t be sleeping hot.
  • The materials and construction are durable, so this should be a long lasting investment.

See A Full Comparison of Loom & Leaf To Tempur-Pedic Here

Prices

The table below shows the various prices for each of the sizes that Loom & Leaf offers, as well as the associated dimensions.

SizeDimensionPrice
Twin38” x 75”$749
Twin XL38” x 80”$849
Full54” x 75”$1,199
Queen60” x 80”$1,299
King76” x 80”$1,699
Cal King72” x 84”$1,699

Firmness/ Feel

When I first laid down on the mattress, it felt a little firm. After a little time it softened up, and I felt that slow sinking compression you get with classic memory foam. Overall, for me, the firmness was about average, a 6.5 or 7/10.

On my side, I felt great pressure relief on my shoulders and hips. However, on my stomach and back, I felt my hips sinking in a bit because I wasn’t getting the proper support.

The Relaxed Firm mattress is definitely ideal for side sleepers of an average or a heavier weight. Lightweight sleepers may find the mattress to be a touch too firm.

Heavier sleepers or those that sleep primarily on their stomachs or back should look at the Loom and Leaf Firm model or another firmer mattress.

In terms of the weight limit, a Loom and Leaf representative said the weight limit is up to 300 lbs. For a Queen or King, that means you can have two people 300 lbs each sleeping on the two sides of the mattress. For mattresses smaller than a Queen, that just means up to 300 lbs total. Given the specs of the mattress, this was about the limit that I was expecting.

The Loom and Leaf’s upper foam layers are also slow reacting.  This makes it a little more difficult to move around on the mattress.  This is still something to note if you prefer more bounce.

Motion Isolation

The Loom and Leaf is an all foam mattress, so I expected it to perform well with motion isolation.

During my tests, there was little to no motion transfer. Moving around the cup, it was barely disturbed. If you sleep with a partner, you will most likely not feel them moving around at night.

This could be a great option for couples.

Edge Support

Being an all foam mattress, the Loom and Leaf does collapse as I sit near the edge. However, I don’t feel like I am going to fall off.

Also, lying down, I don’t feel like I am going to be thrown off. I would say the edge support is definitely better than average. This could be a good choice for couples.

You can see the good edge support in the photo below.

Marten’s Take

Marten is a staff writer for us. He has a much different body type from me. He is 6’7″ and weighs about 230 lbs (I am 5’9″ and 160 lbs.). Here is what he thought about the mattress.

“Joe felt it was 6.5 or 7/10 for firmness. I felt it was a 7.5/10. Like him, I felt some slow compression when you’re my size and lying on your side.

At first, I felt it was pretty firm but as I laid on it a bit longer, I was sinking in. With the four inches of foam, you can really feel that give and pressure relief.

On my back and stomach, I felt my hips sinking in. If you’re my size and a back or stomach sleeper, you might want to look for something a little bit firmer.”

Even for someone Marten’s size, it seems that the Relaxed Firm Loom and Leaf is best for side sleepers. Again, this model may not give proper support if you sleep on your stomach or back.

What Makes This Mattress Stand Out

  • It is great for side sleepers. The slow reacting memory foam allows you to sink in, relieving pressure on shoulders and hips.
  • It has a luxurious feel and is a great value for what you are getting. Based on its quality components, I expected the price to be much higher.
  • In addition, the components are quite durable, so this should be a longer lasting mattress.
  • It is great for hot sleepers. The use of gel in the foam, the convoluted pockets, and the cooling gel panel all help to keep you sleeping cool. All foam mattresses usually have trouble with heat dissipation and airflow, but that is not the case here.
Loom and Leaf
4.7 Reviewer
Summary
Loom and Leaf is made by Saatva, a company that has been selling mattresses direct-to-consumer online for quite a while. The Loom & Leaf mattress is best compared to a mid-range Tempur-pedic (just looking at specs), but ends up being a fraction of the cost. Overall the mattress is very comfortable (if you like the traditional memory foam feel), I enjoyed sleeping on the mattress, but I'm most impressed by the value. Overall this mattress is definitely in my top tier of recommendations.
Comfort4.8
Support4.9
Value (Price)4.7
Doesn't Sleep Hot4.5
Motion Transfer5
Edge Support4.1
Materials/Durability4.8
Company Reputation4.7
Return Policy/Warranty4.8
Overall Sleep Experience4.7

Overall

For me, the Loom and Leaf is a great value. It is well constructed from quality materials, making for a comfortable, yet durable investment.

As a side sleeper, the Relaxed Firm mattress met my needs well. However, if you are more of a back or stomach sleeper, I would look to the Firm model or another firmer mattress.

Loom and Leaf offers free white glove delivery, a 120-day sleep trial, and a 15-year warranty.

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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 100 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 4 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. When he isn't testing sleep products, he enjoys working out, reading both fiction and non-fiction, and playing classical piano. He enjoys traveling as well, and not just to test out hotel mattresses! Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.

243 thoughts on “Loom and Leaf Mattress Review

    • The Serta is a hybrid coil / memory foam, so it’s going to be a different feel from the L&L, which is just a pure memory foam mattress. Generally, the L&L will compare quite favorably to the Serta.

  1. Have you completed your review of the Serta iComfort Visionary EFX Plush mattress? I can’t decide between this and the Loom&Leaf. I have seen the Serta in the store but can’t do that with the Loom&Leaf so I’m hesitant to go that direction.

    • I haven’t yet. I would say the free trial should make you less concerned about not trying the L&L out first. It makes the purchase pretty low-risk.

  2. I am looking into purchasing S-Cape Eastern King Adjustable Bed from Costco and purchasing two twin xl memory foam from L&L. Are they compatible? Thank you for your guidance. Esther

    • If you are an edge sleeper (my wife is, I’m not), as you near the edge you will notice slightly more compression of the mattress. It did make her feel a little uncomfortable as she really used to hug the edge on our innerspring mattresses. She has backed away from the edge about 8 inches and everything is fine now. This is an aspect that is common to all memory foam mattresses.

  3. My wife is cold natured and is concerned the cooling gel will make her cold. I don’t like a hot mattress, but I don’t want her to be too cold either. Can you comment please? Thanks.

    • I agree with Joe’s assessment. The mattress IS temperature neutral. We found that it does not get hot nor is it cold (my wife is cold-natured as well). No complaints at all regarding temperature.

  4. My husband and I tried the I comfort serta efx aura series memory foam bed at a sleepys and liked it a lot. Do you think we would also like the loom and leaf relaxed firm?

    • I am confident you will. The L&L is thicker and uses higher-density memory foam, so it uses higher-quality materials in general. It should have the same general feel.

      • I’m looking into the iComfort right now but don’t have enough experience with it just yet to make a full comparison. I’d hesitate to recommend going away from something you already know you like a lot. Having said that, L&L is a great mattress.

      • I gave this mattress 3 stars because of their good customer service. The mattress comes in two models, Relaxed Firm and Firm. I choose the Relaxed Firm and it was still felt like sleeping on a brick. The mattress was not soft at all nor had any “give” to adjust to my body. Being a side sleeper, I could never get comfortable. After my first complaint, their customer service sent a mattress topper but that still didn’t help. I finally returned the mattress because it was just not for me. However, I can say that they stick to their word about guaranteeing satisfaction and for a company today, that is a great.

      • My experience was similar. I had an original Tempurpedic bed for 13 years. I thought this would be comperable, but it does not have a memory foam feel at all. Feels like there might be some foam down there somewhere but it is covered with a thick quilted something or other. No sinking conforming feel. No low back support. My hips hurt like never before in my life. It might be half the price, but at this rate my medical bills will more than make up the difference! Back it goes…
        They really shouldn’t be able to say this is comperable to Tempurpedic at all.

  5. So, I have looked at the tempurpedic cloud supreme breeze and cloud elite. How would you compare the quality of this loom and leaf mattress with those? I am so ready for this new technology, but obviously do not want to overpay, yet at the same time really want to invest in a quality long lasting mattress! Thanks for your review and in advance for your response to this question.

    • The specs are pretty similar, but the price is so much less for the L&L. The L&L should last 10+ years (although it’s brand new so there’s not the benefit of years of owner experience data).

    • My wife and I also looked and laid on the two mattresses you mentioned. Liked them both, but they were pricey. On paper, the Loom and Leaf looked just as good perhaps even technically better, however the price was significantly lower. We took a chance on the Loom and Leaf and trusted in their return policy. After the first two weeks of sleeping on it, this mattress is staying. We are more than pleased. We’ve only owned the mattress a month now so I can’t comment on its long-term viability. At this point I have no buyer’s remorse.

    • I too was curious about the Alexander vs. the Loom & Leaf. Patrick, what did you finally decide on?
      Joe, any comments to help compare the differences and similarities of these two? Thx in advance.

      • The specs are quite similar between the two and the price is really great for each. I really like both mattresses and can’t make a definite one is definitely better than the other pick.

    • If you set very close to the edge it will compress more than a quality innerspring (all memory foam mattresses do this). I would guess about a 1-1.5 inches more than an innerspring. However, this has not bothered me (my wife and I have always owned innerspring mattresses, this is our first memory foam) and my wife actually likes it better because she’s a little short-legged (she’s 5’2″ and I’m 6′).

  6. Does the Loom and Leaf mattress have significant off-gassing? We were provided the tempurpedic cloud to replace our old tempurpedic, but there is so much off-gassing, i feel I am getting ill, I am looking to replace my mattress, even though my husband loves his and is not affected by the off-gassing. Also, does the Loom & Leaf have different firmness lovels? Your response would be appreciated. M. Kaufman

      • We just had our L&L relaxed firm queen size mattress delivered yesterday. Because we expected no off-gassing (combined with use of plant-based materials, a major reason for our purchase), it was a shock to note a fairly pungent smokey/chemical smell emanating from the mattress. We opened up our room, which has allowed the smell to dissipate a bit, but it’s presence made us wonder if there was something wrong either with the manufacture of our mattress or the storage just prior to delivery. L&L has been very helpful/supportive in arranging for a replacement, but we are now back to at least a few days sleeping on an old double bed until we feel comfortable enough to use the current L&L while awaiting it’s replacement. Do people really find NO artificial smells emanating from their L&L mattresses? We have not previously owned mattresses liable to off-gassing, so don’t really know what that is like, but the descriptions and reviews of this mattress did not prepare us for our current experience.

      • Quick update. Smell on mattress continued and does not seem to be like anything we have read about in customer reviews so I think this is likely an unusual situation. Regardless, we were not ready to take another chance via a replacement and L&L has been extremely helpful and accommodating in processing our return and arranging for pick-up.

    • I could not detect any off-gassing at all and neither could my wife. She has the nose of a bloodhound. We bought the firmest level king size mattress. Neither of us like a soft mattress. It’s true, with the firmest model you sleep more on top of the mattress and not in it. In that respect it feels more like a high quality innerspring once you’ve settled down on it.

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