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

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. I’ve had a Loom & Leaf mattress (queen size) for just over 3 years. Within the last year or so the top of the mattress has become lumpy, as if the foam has lost its integrity and has come apart inside the mattress top. It’s very uncomfortable to sleep on.

    Yes, I regularly rotate the mattress. And yes, I have the mattress on a high-quality foundation.

    I contacted customer service and their solution was to offer me a replacement mattress at 30% cost. They said I could opt for a firmer mattress as well. At first this seemed like a fair solution, and I researched the mattresses within the Saatva brands. When I settled on the Hybrid mattress I was told the 30% deal was not valid because it is a premium product. I am back to being disappointed and frustrated. I really just want a mattress with good support and quality and was willing to invest more money in it.

    Buying this mattress was a complete waste of time and money. If you’re looking for a mattress with good support and a good warranty, my advice is to shop around and avoid buying off the internet.

  2. We love out Loom & Leaf firm! It also makes it easier to fall asleep. Do you know how the difference between the firm and the relaxed firm is achieved in the actual construction?

  3. Hello Joe

    I’m trying to find the closest equivalent memory foam mattress, to the Tempurpedic Classicbed. Do you have any recommendations?


  4. We just got the Loom and Leaf mattress. I know they have a 120 day trial and I’m not sure what I should do. I am a side sleeper and back sleeper so which firmness would you advise. Right now we have the Relaxed Firm,should I change it for the Firm.b

  5. Hello
    I am thinking of purchasing the relaxed firm mattress. I notice in your review and on their website they state the density of the comfort layers of memory foam of 4 and 5 lb foam. But the base level they call high density poly foam. The actual density of the base is 1.5 lb/ft density base foam, not high density not even medium density, is that why they do not list the density of the base? Will this not significantly affect durability and the life span of the mattress and contribute to the mattress’s support and premature sag? Can you please share your thoughts on this and why do you think they would use such high quality foam for the comfort layers but such low quality for the all important base of the mattress.

    Thank you

  6. This mattress is by far one of the better quality of mattresses it has many different shapes , sizes , and add ons for the variety of different sleepers . I know for a fact i would rather win this and try it out and write a great review for your company then to when money. It’s hard to find a good mattress and the older you get it’s hard to get a good night’s sleep with a uncomfortable mattress.

  7. We currently have sleep by number mattress….is the Loom and Leaf more similar to our current mattress or is the Saatva?

    • Which Sleep Number model do you have? They vary so much in terms of comfort level it will be hard to answer your questions without knowing that. The Saatva has coils and the Loom & Leaf is all foam, so the Saatva will have more of a traditional innerspring mattress feel and the Loom and Leaf will have more of a cooling gel memory foam feel.

  8. I recently received a loom and leaf bed. Unfortunately, they got it wrong, not once, but twice. The splashy web site described experience was that I would receive a “white glove delivery”. In reality, it was two twenty something delivery persons (polite but inexperienced), who lacked basic tools such as a box cutter, screwdriver, or pair of scissors. They were unaware they were even supposed to assemble it. During the assembly with my tools, it was discovered that the frame was missing pieces. I contacted Ken (my Loom & Leaf specialist). I waited a week and a few days for a replacement frame to be shipped and I agreed to assemble it myself rather than have workers revisit. The second bed frame was damaged (Bent on one of the ends which would have inflicted damage on the edge of the support boxsprings). Luckily, I had the incomplete bed frame kept just in case (Murphy’s law here) and was able to assemble the bedframe using the other frame part from the one that was incomplete. I am not detracting from the quality of the bed itself, for which I have not yet slept on since it has been against my wall for a week and a half waiting for that second damaged frame to arrive. Rather, I just want everyone to know including Loom and Leaf, that you might have the most wonderful product in the world, but when you depend on a Staples Bed Frame and a non vetted delivery service, you get a less than promised White Glove experience.

  9. How does one “just send” a mattress back? This is what worries me most from buying online. You can’t stuff it back into the box. Do you cut it up into manageable chunks? Some companies claim you just need to donate it to charity and show them the receipt. Charities I’ve checked with don’t want mattresses.

  10. Hello, this is more a question than comment. This Will be the first time for me purchasing a foam bed. There are so many to choose from I’m getting a little overwhelmed. I am a side sleeper an prefer a bed on the firmer side but not rock hard. I don’t want to feel like I’m sinking either. I have osteo arthritis and suffer from back and shoulder pain. I am just looking for a good nights sleep. I currently am sleeping on a sleep number bed and wouldn’t recommend them to anyone. I weigh 175 pounds. If there is anyone out there who has similar issues please your opinion would be greatly appreciated so I can narrow down my choices. Really need a bed.
    Thank you in advance.

  11. I’m curious about the L&L. I’m a side sleeper, 6’2″ about 190 lbs. My wife is a stomach sleeper at about 5’10” and 250 lbs. She doesn’t like a firm feeling mattress, yet sleeps in a position that warrants that choice. Is the relaxed firm going to be able to hold her weight acceptably?

  12. I purchased the Loom & Leaf relaxed firm (queen) about two months ago and I must say I am pretty disappointed. After reading too many online reviews and seeing it constantly praised (it’s in almost all top 5 mattress review posts) I pulled the trigger.

    I am predominantly a side sleeper, sometimes I’ll do a side stomach combo, but rarely sleep on my back. The 1st night on the mattress was horrible. I figured I just needed to get used to the new mattress but 60ish days later I wake up with lower back pain almost every morning.

    I think the problem is the firmness, my guess is it’s too firm, so now I am looking for something a bit softer. I’ve narrowed my options down to Winkbeds (softer model), Bear, Nolah and Layla. I’d like to save some money since I am out $200 on shipping costs for the L&L but I am leaning towards Winkbeds.

    If anyone has a recommendation for the options above, I’d love to hear your thoughts. A little additional context, I am a 5’9 ~180lbs guy in his mid 30s.

  13. We currently have a L&L Relaxed firm since 11/17 and my husband is not happy with it, says it is too hard. He has been away on business trips frequently since we got it and we were also gone over Thanksgiving holiday, so total I would say he has slept on the bed 5 times. He wants to exchange it and try the Saatva Plush bed. We slept on a high end Kingsdown innerspring with pillowtop for 17 years, so memory foam is a big change. I called L&L and they educated me on the whole break-in/adjustment period which I am trying to relay to my husband but I think in the long run my husband will not want the L&L. He wants me to exchange right away so he doesn’t have to endure the hard mattress. The rep. told me she thought the Saatva plush would actually be more firm then the L&L. I plan on sticking with the L&L for m (going to get two twin XL’s for our king bed). Do you have any opinion or comparison between the firmness level for the Saatva Plush vs. the L&L Relaxed Firm? I’m afraid the Saatva will need a break-in period also that will frustrate my husband.

  14. We have only had our L & L for 10 days. I took the sheets off today to wash them and noticed the threads were coming undone in about 10 places where the diamonds are quilted on the top. The cover is also starting to bunch up slightly around those areas. Customer service was quite abrupt in assuring me this only happened in 1% of their mattresses. I weigh only 103lbs and my husband is 165. This should not happen but I have read about it in a few places from customer reviews. I was just beginning to get used to my mattress and am worried about going through that initial phase all over again. It was extremely firm the first few nights. We opted for the comfort firm. Not the firmest one.

  15. I tested out several Tempurpedic mattresses and liked the Cloud Supreme and Cloud Elite. I did lay on a Supreme Breeze with a gel cooling technology and felt cold laying upon the bed. Does the L&L feel cold when you lay on it or is the cooling technology more for dispersing heat throughout the night?

  16. Just a tip for everyone that is having issues with the L&L relaxed firm being too firm when you first get it. My husband and I had the same problem, couldn’t sleep on it. We went to a local furniture store, with the intentions of buying something after we planned on returning our L&L. They were setting up the new line of Tempur-Pedic mattresses and the company rep was walking on them. We asked why and she told us that they walk on the mattress a few times to break it in for the showroom quicker.
    We went home and walked on our L&L two nights in a row and the mattress was perfect.
    We bought another L&L for our summer house because we love ours at home so much. First thing we did was walk on it and we slept like babies from night one.

  17. my 8 year old Terper-pedic has started sleeping way to hot.
    I can not decide between the Loom & Leaf and the Nest Alexander Hybrid firm.
    Another thing is by looking at the U Tube Loom it shows all four corners sloping downward which I would not like.
    My priorities is a cool mattress
    Any thoughts

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