If you are shopping for all-foam mattresses, you might have narrowed down your search to the Lull mattress and Loom & Leaf mattress. These are two of the more popular mattresses on the bed-in-a-box market.
You might have trouble deciding between these two quality mattresses because they both have much to offer various types of sleepers.
So, to help make your buying process an easy one, I have all the information you need. I’ll be breaking down both mattresses based on construction, firmness, and who I think will be a better fit for each.
Which foam mattress is the one for you? Read on for my full comparison.
- They are both very popular mattresses.
- Both companies have great customer service.
- They are both all-foam mattresses.
- They have similar base layers.
- They both incorporate memory foam in their construction.
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- The Lull is more affordable than the Loom & Leaf.
- There are some materials differences.
- The Loom & Leaf has a thicker comfort layer is and is thicker than the Lull overall.
- The Lull is firmer than the Loom & Leaf.
- The Lull has a balanced foam feel, and the Loom & Leaf has a classic memory foam feel.
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- The Lull is 10” tall.
- The thin cover has a soft texture.
- There is first a 1.5” layer of a gel memory foam.
- This is followed by a 1.5” layer of transition, latex-like foam.
- Finally, there is a 7” layer of base support foam.
Check out the full Lull mattress review
Loom & Leaf Construction
- The Loom & Leaf is 12” tall.
- The cover is soft and breathable and quilted with polyfoam.
- The top layer is 2” of gel memory foam that has air channels to help with airflow.
- This first layer features a Spinal Zone Gel laminate panel. It is cooling and assists with spinal support.
- Then there is a 2” layer of denser memory foam followed by a transition layer.
- The final layer is a standard base polyfoam.
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- The Loom & Leaf is thicker and features higher density foams. This means it could be a better choice for heavier side sleepers. They have less chance of bottoming out on this mattress.
- The thick layers of memory foam on the Loom & Leaf should give it that classic memory foam feel. It will allow you to sink into the mattress more than you might on the Lull.
- The Lull has a thinner comfort layer, so it has more of a balanced foam feel. You won’t sink in as far, and it should be easier to move around.
- The Loom & Leaf should be the more durable mattress. It has high-density foams, so it should be a longer-lasting mattress.
Firmness And Feel Differences
In terms of firmness, the Lull feels like a 7/10 and the Loom & Leaf feels like a 6.5/10. While heavier sleepers might have a slightly different experience on these two mattresses, I believe they will agree the Lull is the firmer of these two mattresses.
Lying on my back on the Lull, I feel well supported. My hips sink in just the right amount but not too far. When I move to my side, I do feel some pressure on my shoulders and hips. The mattress is a bit too firm for me in this position. However, when I am on my side, the firmer Lull is a great match for me. My hips are supported, and I don’t bow into the mattress.
Back sleeping on the Loom & Leaf, I also feel nice support. My hips sink into that soft comfort layer just the right amount. On my side, I feel great pressure relief. The mattress feels firm at first but I slowly activate that memory foam comfort layer and the pressure melts away. This comfortable mattress has a memory foam layer that is too soft for me when I am on my stomach, however. I am bowing in at the hips.
The Lull has a balanced foam feel. It is responsive, and I sleep on top of the mattress. While it is firmer at first, the Loom & Leaf has that classic memory foam feel. It has less bounce, and I slowly sink into the mattress.
See more of what of Lull’s balanced foam feel in the video below.
Now, see how the Loom & Leaf compares.
Motion Transfer Differences
While both mattresses have memory foam in their construction, the Loom & Leaf has a very thick layer right on top. Because memory foam is one of the best materials for handling motion transfer, I expected the Loom & Leaf to deal with motion transfer better than the Lull.
During my tests, I did see less motion transfer on the Loom & Leaf. The glass of water barely moved when I pressed into the mattress. Also, when Marten moved around on the other side of the mattress, I felt less of his movements on the Loom & Leaf.
If you sleep with a partner, the Loom & Leaf should be a better choice. You have less chance of your partner disturbing you when they move during the night. The Loom & Leaf is the better mattress for couples.
See how the Lull handles motion transfer in the video below.
Now, see how well the Loom & Leaf performs.
Edge Support Differences
All-foam mattresses are usually not the best when it comes to edge support. So, I was not surprised that neither mattress featured great edge support. Both mattresses compress quite a bit when I sit near the edge, and I don’t feel very secure lying near the edge.
That being said, the Lull does have better edge support than the Loom & Leaf. It is firmer, so it doesn’t collapse quite as much when I sit near the edge. Also, lying near the edge, I feel less like I am going to roll off the mattress.
You can see the edge support of both mattresses in the photos below.
Marten is a staff writer for us. He has a much different body type than me. He is 6’7″ and weighs about 230 lbs (I am 5’9″ and 160 lbs.). Here is what he thought about these mattresses:
In terms of firmness, the Lull was an 8/10, and the Loom & Leaf was a 7.5/10. I will note that I am a larger person that Joe, so they both felt firmer to me than they did to him.
Back sleeping on the Lull, I feel very nice overall support. My hips sink in, but not too far, and I feel supported overall. On my side, I am feeling some serious pressure on my shoulders and hips. I am sinking further into the mattress than Joe did, so I am feeling more pressure. At the same time, the mattress is not quite supportive enough for me when I am on my stomach. I am bowing in at the hips.
On the Loom & Leaf, I feel well supported on my back. My hips sink into that top foam layer. While I feel some pressure on my side at first, I activate that foam and slowly sink in. I feel decent pressure relief on my shoulders and hips. When I’m on my stomach, I do need more support.
If you are a heavier back sleeper, both mattresses could work for you. It’s more about what feel you are looking for. If you are a heavier side sleeper, I would lean toward the Loom & Leaf. If you are a stomach sleeper, you might need a firmer mattress overall.
Marten and I had very similar experiences on these two mattresses. However, while I thought the Lull was a good match for me when I was stomach sleeping, Marten needed more support. Larger stomach sleepers might need to find a more supportive mattress.
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Pick Lull If:
- You are a stomach sleeper. The Lull is the firmer of these two mattresses and it is also more supportive. If you sleep primarily on your stomach, you should feel better support on the Lull. Depending on your size, your hips shouldn’t sink too far into the mattress, and you should feel like you are in proper alignment.
- You want a value mattress. Between the two mattresses, the Lull is much more affordable. If you think that both mattresses could work for you, you will save quite a bit of money if you go with the Lull.
- You don’t like a memory foam feel. While the Lull incorporates foam in its construction, you don’t get that slow, sinking memory foam feel. If you don’t like to sink too far into your mattress, the Lull should be a good choice.
Pick Loom & Leaf If:
- You are a side sleeper. If you sleep mainly on your side, the Loom & Leaf should give you better pressure relief. If you are a larger person, you should feel even better pressure relief as you really activate that top layer of memory foam.
- You prefer a memory foam feel. While it might feel firmer at first, the Loom & Leaf does begin to soften. You slowly sink into those 4.5” of gel memory foam. If you prefer this quicksand feeling, the Loom & Leaf is the way to go.
- You are looking for a long-term investment. The Loom & Leaf costs more than the Lull, but it is also a much more durable mattress. It should be a longer-lasting mattress so, while you might spend more up front, the Loom & Leaf should last you for a good amount of time.
With this information, it shouldn’t be difficult to choose between the Lull and Loom & Leaf mattresses. The Lull is a good pick for stomach sleepers who are looking for a value. The Loom & Leaf is a great choice for side sleepers who like a memory foam feel. Please leave any specific comments or questions about the Lull or the Loom & Leaf in the comment section below.
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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