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 $1,499 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.
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Loom & Leaf is a perfect choice for those looking for a luxury memory foam feel but don't want to sleep hot.  Get the best current deal on Loom and Leaf simply by clicking the button below.

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.

Related: Best Mattresses For Side Sleepers

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.

Twin38” x 75”$849
Twin XL38” x 80”$999
Full54” x 75”$1,399
Queen60” x 80”$1,499
King76” x 80”$1,799
Cal King72” 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.

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.

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’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
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.
Value (Price)4.7
Doesn't Sleep Hot4.5
Motion Transfer5
Edge Support4.1
Company Reputation4.7
Return Policy/Warranty4.8
Overall Sleep Experience4.7

Final Recommendation

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 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.

250 thoughts on “Loom and Leaf Mattress Review”

  1. We purchased a Tuft and Needle mattress, but I don’t sink enough – it’s too firm. Do you have any idea how the softer mattress from L&L compares to t&n? I’m hoping it’s softer. The combined weight for hubby and me is about 280lbs. I’m thinking about trying the L&L soft mattress. The extended trial periods for both these companies (75 and 100 nights) is really the only way to make sure you’re getting the right mattress.

  2. I see a lot about the Loom & Leaf being good for people on the heavier side, what about people on the lighter size (120)? I would like some sinkage so was wondering since its has the denser foam if I would still sink some or just be on the top of it with no sinkage. Thanks!

    • Hi Maria – there is not a ton of sinkage with Loom & Leaf, so even less sinkage for a lighter person. I’d consider the least firm option if you go with them and want a little sinkage.

  3. I am purchasing a mattress for a summer camp. The mattress will be stored in below freezing temperatures in winter. I am concerned about how this will affect the gel layer. Do you know if it will withstand freezing and slow thawing each spring? How can I find out?

    • Tough question – I’m not sure about that myself, honestly I think the effect would be more on the foam than the gel. I’m not sure that even Loom & Leaf would have a great answer for you, but I’d give them a try first!

  4. “You can just send it back.” Hmm. Doesn’t sound very user-friendly or cost-effective to me. Other companies, like Lull, will come and pick it up. That makes more sense to me, especially after watching the YouTube videos about how these mattresses morph into a much bigger thing than what was in the packing box.

    • Hi Elizabeth – my apologies on the wording, I don’t mean literally pack it up and send it back, rather just return it. I believe Loom & Leaf handles the process the same way that Lull and other companies do.

  5. HI there! If you had to choose would you get this bed? My husband sleep super hot, will this make a huge difference? Would you choose the tempurpedic over this bed if money wasn’t an object? Thanks!!!

    • “Huge difference”, probably not. “Noticeable difference”, probably yes. However, I will say the mattress does a fabulous job of heat dissipation. It truly sleeps temperature neutral. I could have and would have bought the top-of-the-line tempurpedic had I thought it was what we needed. I have no complaints against the tempurpedic, it is a quality product. After analyzing a boat-load of beds from the major manufacturers and the on-line stores the Loom & Leaf kept coming up as a real contender. I felt compelled to “roll the dice” and give it a try as I could always get my money back or order something else from them if I didn’t like it. For me, we hit the jackpot. The quality of the construction, materials used, technology employed I felt were every bit as good (maybe better in some areas) than the tempurpedic, for about 1/3 the cost. I tried both beds, they are both great; I would have been happy with either of them. However, the value I received for the Loom & Leaf just could not be ignored.

    • I returned my Loom and Leaf mattress because it slept so hot. It’s only cool at first then your body heats it up and you are stuck in a heat sink. No memory foam for me ever again.

    • I have the “firm” mattress and Loom and Leaf rate their firm an “8” on a scale of 1-10. I have no experience with the “relaxed firm” so I can’t compare. I will say that if you try a Tempurpedic of the same rating (or close to it) the feel is comparable.

  6. You said that the Loom and Leaf is comparable to some of the “mid-range” Tempurpedic models. How would it compare if I were looking at the Cloud Luxe?

  7. I’m a heavier sleeper (~235) with back pain, and it looks like the Loom & Leaf and Nest Alexander are two that have the best support heavy sleepers. Do you think one would be better than the other for that?

    • I can’t say I’d recommend one over the other for back pain. There’s so much that goes into what causes back pain that it’s hard to say how your mattress will affect it. Both of those options do have good support for heavier people IMO though.

    • My wife has a herniated disk in her back, which prompted us to look at mattresses better suited to providing back support (one of the reasons we opted to give Loom & Leaf a try). With her disk in its damaged condition, she could no longer sleep on our innerspring bed. She can sleep the entire night on the Loom & Leaf. I’m a big guy, 300 lbs, and while I don’t have a back problem the bed feels great to me. I used to wake up with a sore back (muscles) in the morning in our old bed. That issue has almost completely gone away now. About half the mornings I have no back pain what-so-ever, and those mornings I do, its not pain now, just a little “tweak” that quickly goes away.

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