Saatva vs Loom & Leaf mattress - An Easy Choice

Saatva vs Loom And Leaf

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A lot of people who hear about Saatva then learn that the company also runs the brand Loom And Leaf.  Naturally, they wonder which mattress would be better for them.

Similarly, some people may first hear about Loom And Leaf and then find out it is run by Saatva.  We recommend both mattresses in general, but you will definitely prefer one over the other depending on your own personal preferences.  So I put together an easy-to-digest guide comparing Saatva vs Loom And Leaf.

Loom and Leaf vs Saatva

Comfort Levels

Saatva provides three comfort levels, while Loom And Leaf only provides two.  The “Plush Soft” comfort level is unique to Saatva, so if you want an extra soft mattress you won’t be able to find it with Loom And Leaf.

General Feel

To me, this is the key difference between Saatva and Loom And Leaf.  The memory foam feel you get from Loom And Leaf is definitely different from the feel of Saatva, which has the traditional feel of an innerspring mattress.  It is important if you are deciding between these two brands that you make sure you understand the difference and decide which type of feel you like better.  I have noticed that memory foam tends to be a love or hate type of thing, and I think which brand you would like better comes down to whether you love or hate the memory foam feel.

The Saatva is more comparable to high-end innerspring mattresses.  See a full comparison against those leading brands HERE.

Loom And Leaf has the more slow-reacting feel where you feel a bit that you sleep in the mattress as it envelops around you (less so, however, than other memory foam mattresses in my experience).  Saatva has the traditional feel of sleeping “on” the mattress.  You will ultimately have to decide which type of feel you prefer.

More on the Loom & Leaf feel HERE.

Price

The Saatva Queen comes in at $899.  This does not include shipping charges.

The Loom And Leaf comes in at $999.  This does not include shipping charges.

Delivery Method

The delivery method for Saatva and Loom And Leaf is essentially the exact same.  They both do not arrive in a box.  You will have two men deliver and install your mattress for you.  They can remove your old mattress as well for a small fee.  Having this delivery process is part of the reason you have to pay a small shipping charge.

Cooling

Some people worry about their mattress “sleeping hot.”  I think both brands do a great job of addressing this.  Saatva is a more traditional innerspring mattress, so that alone means more airflow and a cool sleeping surface.  Loom And Leaf has extra measures to keep the sleeping surface cool.  During my testing, I didn’t note sleeping hot on either mattress.

Natural materials

Both brands have the same pitch that they use more natural materials.  The bio-based foams used in both mattresses are only partially plant-based (meaning the rest is the standard petroleum-based).  They both use an organic cotton covering.  Neither mattress is truly “green,” but they both get you part of the way there.

Off-gassing

I didn’t notice any off-gassing at all with either mattress in the first couple of days of receiving them.

Motion Transfer

Because Loom And Leaf is built in part with high-density memory foam, it does a very good job with motion transfer (meaning movement on one part of the bed doesn’t affect the other parts of the bed).  Saatva does uses pocketed coils on the top part of its “coil on coil” construction, but it does have some motion transfer to it.  Loom And Leaf definitely has the edge in this category.

Overall

Both brands offer a great value.  The biggest difference to me is the feel, which will ultimately come down to personal preference.  You need to decide whether you are a “memory foam person” or not.  For that reason, it’s impossible to say that one brand is better than the other.  It really comes down to the type of feel that you like in your mattress.

For more information on each mattress visit my Saatva review and Loom and Leaf review.

This post was last updated on January 23rd, 2017 at 4:19 pm

About the Author Joe Auer

Joe is the editor of Mattress Clarity. When he isn't testing sleep products, he enjoys working out, reading, and playing classical piano.

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Renee Brooke says October 11, 2017

So, I had finally decided on the Zenhaven, but then as I was talking to the rep, he felt like it might be too firm and suggested Loom and Leaf OR Saatva…and now I’m confused. My main issue is we have a 20 year old mattress….old coil thing. My husband and I are waking up stiff. I started my journey looking at beds in boxes type thing (casper, purple, tuft and needle etc etc)…in research I came across these beds. I’m kind of glad the rep said maybe not the Zen as he felt it might be too hard because it is double the price but I thought I read somewhere that latex foam is better for pressure points than anything. The rep seems to think we’d do better in a Saavta. What is your opinion?

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    Joe Auer says October 11, 2017

    Well, the Zenhaven has two firmnesses. I think the Soft side is softer than the Saatva. I would pick the L&L out of the 3 for you if I had to choose.

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Jane says October 19, 2017

I’m completely torn between the Loom and Leaf and Saatva. I sleep alone, have a very bad back – from my cervical spine all the way down to my lumbar. I am a woman, 5’8″, and weigh approximately 140 pounds. I have never had a memory foam mattress, but am wondering if it might be the thing for me. Sleeping is difficult as I have a 20 year old mattress with sinking support. I wake every morning in pain, with a headache. What would you suggest?

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Jane says October 19, 2017

I should also mention I am a side sleeper.

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Allison says November 7, 2017

We had our hearts set on a Sleep Number until friends told us they returned theirs. I’m now very torn between the Saatva and Loom and Leaf. I want a great nights’ sleep but want to ensure the bed is good for sex as well. Thoughts? Thank you!

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Rodolfo Farinas Jr says January 10, 2018

Hello Joe, first of all let me thank you for all the helpful tips and info you provide on many mattresses brands. I’m in the quest of searching for a relatively good mattress that suits my needs. I’m a 37 Years old heavy guy 255Lbs 5’7″ and suffer of lumbago, I wouldn’t say my back is terrible, cause my lumbago episodes are intermittent. I’m about to pull the trigger on either a Saatva Firm, or their Loom &Leaf version also in the firm side. But I’ve also read wonderful reviews on the Winkbeds. The thing is that price is important for me too, i cant afford a more expensive mattress like (BigFig) which it is made for heavy people like me. I like sleeping on a soft surface that would maintain support of my waist area. I know all mattresses will do a fairly good job at first, but which one do you think it would last longer without sagging in the middle. I currently own a cheap memory foam which i purchase from amazon, and i wake up in pain every day, i hate that the mattress sinks while I’m laying on it, and if i want to turn to either side in the middle of the night, i fell like i have to climb a mountain. I’ve slept in hotels which carry inner springs mattresses, and i have slept comfortably. So, if you had to choose between Saatva, WinkBeds and Loom and Leaf, all in the firm versions, which one would you consider a best choice for long term confort. Thanks in advance.

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    Joe Auer says January 10, 2018

    Just to clarify, you say that you like a soft sleeping surface but you are only looking at the firm options for these mattresses?

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