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.
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 $1,499 at full price. In my opinion, you really get a long-lasting, quality mattress for a value price.
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.
Loom & Leaf 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.
Loom and Leaf 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.
Loom & Leaf Prices
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”||$849|
|Twin XL||38” x 80”||$999|
|Full||54” x 75”||$1,399|
|Queen||60” x 80”||$1,499|
|King||76” x 80”||$1,799|
|Cal King||72” x 84”||$1,799|
Loom and Leaf Mattress Firmness and 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.
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.
Loom and Leaf 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 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.
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.
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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