My Loom & Leaf Mattress Review

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I slept on the Loom & Leaf Relaxed Firm mattress for several weeks and got a really good sense for it.  The mattress is quite comfortable, and overall my experience was positive, though I have a few words of caution.

This mattress isn’t for everyone, but definitely an intriguing option for certain mattress buyers.  It has a distinct memory foam feel that some people will love while others won’t love.  For those that are looking for a memory foam mattress, this mattress can give you a great value.  It uses quality materials that you will see in mattresses that cost you a lot more money.

Read on for my full Loom & Leaf review (see HERE for a direct comparison to Tempur-Pedic).

Who Should Be Interested in Loom & Leaf?

  • You’re Considering Tempur-Pedic– If you are looking at the Tempur-Pedic models or other high-quality memory foam mattresses, I would definitely give a strong look at Loom and Leaf.  The specs of the mattress are comparable to some of the mid-range Tempur-Pedic models.  See direct comparison to Tempur-Pedic HERE.
  • You Are Value-Conscious and Luxury Loving– Loom and Leaf provides great value, and is priced well for a mattress competing at the luxury level.  The price tag is steep for some buyers, but a steal if you compare it to the major mattress brands.
  • You Are Looking For A Great Comfort/Support Trade-off– The high-density memory foam conforms nicely to the body and supports proper spinal alignment, upholding the known standard for high-quality memory foam.  This is great for relieving and/or preventing back pain.  At the same time, the mattress is quite comfortable and I think you’ll find it’s a very cozy sleeping experience.
  • You Sleep With A Partner– The high-density memory foam is great for motion isolation.  That means when your partner moves around, you generally won’t feel it.  You’ll both get a better night of sleep because of it.
  • You’re Willing To Take A Risk– This is a new brand and you can’t try the mattress out ahead of time.  The trial period and return policy should alleviate any concerns you have, but some people would naturally think they are taking a risk in buying such a mattress online.

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Loom and Leaf Review

Why You Might Not Want To Look At Loom & Leaf

  • You Don’t Plan On Owning Your Mattress Very Long– I think Loom and Leaf is fit for someone who wants a great medium or long-term solution.  If you are just planning on owning your mattress for 2-3 years, then maybe you don’t want to invest in a mattress of this quality.  There are definitely some lower-priced options that will do the job.
  • You Generally Don’t Like The Memory Foam Feel– I have come across a number of people who don’t like the memory foam feel.  As good as a memory foam mattress may be, some people will just never like the feel.  I’ve seen people make the mistake of thinking that since they’re upgrading to a high-quality mattress they’re going to of course like the feel – but tastes for memory foam rarely change, no matter the quality.
  • You Like To Really Sink Into Your Mattress– This mattress is made with high-density memory foam.  As such, it has a strong sense of stability and you don’t get the feeling of sinking into the mattress.  You feel that you are sleeping on the mattress rather than in the mattress.  I prefer this, but you may prefer that super plush feeling that a softer mattress provides.

Firmness and Feel

Want to see the full specs of the mattress?  See HERE

You can see that the mattress behaves much like a high-quality memory foam mattress, as expected. The foam is fairly slow to respond, similar to what you would expect from a Tempurpedic.

This is the medium firm option shown in the video, Loom & Leaf also offers a firm option. Unless you are a stomach sleeper or prefer a very firm mattress, I would go with the medium firm mattress.

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What Are The Main Things You Should Know About The Construction?

  • High-Quality Memory Foam– The mattress uses 5lb memory foam that is plant-based.  The density and quality compares favorably to some of the mid-range Tempur-Pedic models.
  • Organic Cotton Cover– They used organic cotton and it is really soft and nice to the touch.  You probably don’t think that much about the cover when you consider a mattress, but this is a really nice touch that gives the extra feeling of luxury.
  • Gel Layer– There is a gel layer on top of the memory foam.  This keep the mattress cool and comfortable (in my experience).

Loom and Leaf memory foam mattress construction

I would encourage you to look at the specs of the mattress and compare them with the specs of other top memory foam options.  There’s a few objective measures of comparison that make Loom & Leaf an interesting purchase.

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”$699
Twin XL38” x 80”$799
Full54” x 75”$949
Queen60” x 80”$1,099
King76” x 80”$1,499
Cal King72” x 84”$1,499
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 at this point. 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

One Thing That Is Very Unique To Loom And Leaf Is The Cool Sleeping Surface

Most agree that sleeping on a bed that feels hot is not comfortable at all.  I’ve personally had some terrible nights of sleep while at a hotel or a friend’s place because the mattresses generated too much heat.  Unfortunately, some memory foam mattresses experience this effect because of the way they are constructed.

There’s a lot of debate about what companies can do that will actually keep a mattress cool.  Some companies will have a spiffy name for some system that is meant to have you think their mattresses will be extra cool at night.  In my experience, the two ways to keep a mattress cool are to include a gel-laminated layer within the foam or to use bio-based foams.  Studies back up this claim too.  Loom & Leaf has both of these features, and from my experience, the sleep surface is very cool and comfortable.

Motion Transfer Test


As expected of a high quality memory foam mattress, Loom & Leaf does very well in the motion transfer test. This mattress should be a good option if you are sleeping with a partner (especially if they move around a lot during the night).

Is Their Claim About All The Cost Savings You Get Accurate?

The claim the company makes about its mattress is that you get for $999 a mattress that would cost 2 to 3 times that amount at a retail store.  After examining this claim and understanding how the traditional retailer business model works, this claim actually is true.  There are so many costs involved in the retail model that get eliminated with the online business model.  The Loom and Leaf mattress really does present an enticing value by removing the physical retailer aspect of the sale.

Is There A Weight Limit?

I chatted with a customer service rep.  The rep 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 less 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.

Edge Support

The edge support of the Loom and Leaf is going to be better than average when compared to other all-foam mattresses.  There are some spring mattresses that have amazing edge support, so the L&L won’t be as good as those, but it’s still pretty good overall.

Sleeping Position Suitability

Side Sleepers– For people of average or heavy weight, the Relaxed Firm should be a good fit.  Lightweight sleepers may find the mattress to be a touch too firm.

Back Sleepers– This should be a good match for back sleepers, although very heavy people might want to get the firm model.

Stomach Sleepers– This should also be a good match for stomach sleepers, although heavier people might want to get the firm model.

Does It Work With An Adjustable Base?

Yes, the Loom and Leaf will work just fine with an adjustable base.  You can even match this mattress with Saatva’s own Lineal adjustable base for a good combination.

But Isn’t Buying A Mattress Online Risky?

This issue always comes up.  In this case, you can’t try the mattress out beforehand, but you do get a 75-day risk-free trial period.  That’s more than enough time to figure out whether you like the mattress (typically you’ll know after 1-2 weeks).  From there, if you don’t like the mattress, you can just send it back.  Doesn’t sound like much of a risk to me, especially when you consider all the cost savings you are getting from buying online.

BOTTOM LINE?  No, it’s not risky.

So Do You Recommend Their Mattress?

I enjoyed the mattress, but it’s definitely not for everyone.  If you understand or are used to memory foam, you will love this mattress.  If you are looking at Tempur-Pedic or another higher-end memory foam provider, Loom & Leaf provides a great way to get similar benefits of Tempur-Pedic but at a much lower price.

The mattress is also great for couples, those who are sensitive to a hot sleeping surface, and those who love getting a great deal.

If you aren’t used to memory foam, have a really tight budget, or don’t plan on keeping your new mattress, very long, then this mattress isn’t going to be for you.

I hope this helps!  Drop me any questions you have in the comments section.

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This post was last updated on December 15th, 2017 at 7:42 am

About the Author Joe Auer

Joe is the editor of Mattress Clarity. When he isn't testing sleep products, he enjoys working out, reading, and playing classical piano.

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