If someone is shopping for all-foam mattresses, they might have narrowed down their search to the Lull mattress and Loom & Leaf mattress. These are two of the more popular mattresses on the bed-in-a-box market.
People might have trouble deciding between these two quality mattresses because they both have much to offer various types of sleepers.
So, to help make someone’s buying process an easy one, I have all the information they need. I’ll be breaking down both mattresses based on construction, firmness, and who I think will be a better fit for each.
- They are both very popular mattresses that are all-foam.
- Both companies have great customer service.
- They have similar base layers and 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 and features three separate foam layers.
- The thin cover has a soft texture and doesn’t affect the overall feel of the mattress too much.
- There is first a 1.5” layer of a gel memory foam, that gives the mattress softness and pressure relief.
- This is followed by a 1.5” layer of transition, latex-like foam that prevents sleepers from sinking too far into the mattress.
- Finally, there is a 7” layer of base support foam, which is a pretty standard base layer in the industry.
Check out the full breakdown and Lull mattress review, available here.
Loom & Leaf Construction
- The Loom & Leaf is 12” tall and features four separate foam layers.
- The cover is soft and breathable and quilted with polyfoam for added softness and pressure relief.
- 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, which is cooling and assists with spinal support.
- Then there is a 2” layer of denser memory foam followed by a transition layer that acts as a buffer between the memory foam and support layers.
- The final layer is a standard base polyfoam that is pretty similar to other base layers seen in all-foam mattresses.
Read the full breakdown and Loom and Leaf mattress review, available here.
- The Loom & Leaf is thicker and features higher density foams, which means it could be a better choice for heavier side sleepers. They have less chance of bottoming out on this mattress and feeling the support layer underneath.
- The thick layers of memory foam on the Loom & Leaf should give it that classic memory foam feel. It will allow people to sink into the mattress more than they might on the Lull.
- The Lull has a thinner comfort layer, so it has more of a balanced foam feel. People won’t sink in as far, and it should be easier to move around and switch positions at night.
- The Loom & Leaf should be the more durable mattress. It has high-density foams, so it should be a longer-lasting mattress and a great value.
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 and great body contouring, and 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, and 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, because my hips are supported, and I don’t bow into the mattress.
Back sleeping on the Loom & Leaf, I also feel nice support, as my hips sink into that soft comfort layer just the right amount. On my side, I feel great pressure relief, because 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, as I am bowing in at the hips.
The Lull has a balanced foam feel that is responsive and feels like I am sleeping 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’s firmness and feel compares with the video below.
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, and when Marten moved around on the other side of the mattress, I felt less of his movements on the Loom & Leaf.
If someone sleeps with a partner, the Loom & Leaf should be a better choice. There will be less of a chance of someone’s partner disturbing them when they move during the night. The Loom & Leaf is the better mattress for couples who don’t want to be disturbed by their partner’s movements.
People can see how the Lull handles motion transfer in the video below.
Now, see how well the Loom & Leaf performs with motion transfer in the video below.
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 probably 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.
People can see the edge support of both mattresses in the photos below.
Marten is a staff writer for us and has a much different body type. He is 6’7″ and weighs about 230 lbs (I am 5’9″ and 160 lbs.). Here is what he thought about these mattresses and how appropriate they are for heavier sleepers:
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 and body contouring. 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 because of the firmness of the mattress and the thinner comfort layers. I am sinking further into the mattress than Joe did, so I am feeling more pressure overall. At the same time, the mattress is not quite supportive enough for me when I am on my stomach, as I am bowing in at the hips.
On the Loom & Leaf, I feel well supported on my back, as 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 as a result. When I’m on my stomach, I do need more support and probably a firmer mattress.
If someone is a heavier back sleeper, both mattresses could work for them, and it’s more about what feel people are looking for. If someone is a heavier side sleeper, they should lean toward the Loom & Leaf. If someone is a stomach sleeper, they might need a firmer mattress overall.
Marten and I had very similar experiences on these two mattresses, but 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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Who Should Pick Lull:
- Stomach sleepers- The Lull is the firmer of these two mattresses and it is also more supportive. If someone sleeps primarily on their stomach, they should probably feel better support on the Lull. Depending on a person’s size, their hips shouldn’t sink too far into the mattress, and they should feel like they are in proper spinal alignment.
- Those who want a value mattress- Between the two mattresses, the Lull is much more affordable. If someone thinks that both mattresses could work for them, they will save quite a bit of money if they go with the Lull.
- People who don’t like a memory foam feel- While the Lull incorporates foam in its construction, people don’t get that slow, sinking memory foam feel because of the spring transition layer. If someone doesn’t like to sink too far into their mattress, the Lull should be a more appropriate choice.
Who Should Pick Loom & Leaf:
- Side sleepers- If someone sleeps mainly on their side, the Loom & Leaf should give them better overall pressure relief. If someone is a larger person, they should feel even better pressure relief as they really activate that top layer of memory foam.
- Those who prefer a memory foam feel- While it might feel firmer at first, the Loom & Leaf does begin to soften after initial contact with the foam. Sleepers will slowly sink into those 4.5” of gel memory foam and the foams will slowly contour the precise curves of the body. If someone prefers this quicksand feeling, the Loom & Leaf is definitely the way to go.
- People who are looking for a long-term investment- The Loom & Leaf costs more than the Lull, but it is also a much more durable mattress and an excellent value. It should be a longer-lasting mattress so, while people might spend more up front, the Loom & Leaf should last them for a good amount of time.
With this information, it shouldn’t be difficult to choose between the Lull and Loom & Leaf mattresses because the differences are so clear. The Lull is a good pick for stomach sleepers who are looking for a value, and 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. Consumers should take a look through this article multiple times, assess their needs and preferences, and then make a more informed decision.
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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