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).
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.
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.
The table below shows the various prices for each of the sizes that Loom & Leaf offers, as well as the associated dimensions.
|Twin||38” x 75”||$699|
|Twin XL||38” x 80”||$799|
|Full||54” x 75”||$949|
|Queen||60” x 80”||$1,099|
|King||76” x 80”||$1,499|
|Cal King||72” x 84”||$1,499|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This post was last updated on December 15th, 2017 at 7:42 am
Joe is the editor of Mattress Clarity. When he isn't testing sleep products, he enjoys working out, reading, and playing classical piano.