Loom & Leaf Mattress Review
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The Loom & Leaf mattress is the newest to join the ranks of the online factory direct mattress family. This luxury mattress uses high-quality materials, contains impressive cooling features, and has a delightful feel perfect for most sleepers. While it is a newer mattress, it has being crafted by one of the founders of the online mattress industry, Saatva. Saatva has been creating and selling great mattresses online for over 3 years and has really created something special with the Loom & Leaf.
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The Loom & Leaf mattress is constructed from 4 different layers. At 12″ tall the Loom & Leaf is a bit thicker than the standard 10″ mattress. This added thickness adds to the great compression support, durability, and feel.
The top layer is 2.0″ of high-quality conforming gel foam. It’s a 4 lb memory foam with infused cooling gel. The gel is infused via a “gel-swirl” construction technique. This helps to ensure the gel is evenly dispersed and penetrates the entire thickness of the foam. All that said, what really makes this layer special is the medical grade cooling gel spinal panel. This panel is laminated onto the top of the foam layer and adds an incredible level of cooling. You’d find this type of medical grade gel in hospitals and burn units.
The second layer is 2.5″ of visco-elastic memory foam. This 5 lb memory foam is the core of the mattress. It provides deep compression support and body contouring.
The third layer is a 2.0″ transition loft pad. This layer helps the layers both above and below work together, improving support, comfort, and body contouring.
The fourth and final layer is a 5.5″ support base. This is a high-density foundational foam that provides a strong base for the the entire mattress.
The cover is a quilted organic cotton. It’s quite soft, breathable, and has a nice textured feel, especially along the embroidered portions. In addition to the organic cotton, the cover also is crafted using natural thistle. This is an all natural flame retardant, which is a nice and unexpected feature.
The cover is quilted together with a 5/8″ layer of foam. This mini foam layer adds extra softness and a great feel to the cover.
From an aesthetic and style perspective I think the cover looks fabulous. The gold trim along the perimeter looks and feels luxurious. The handles along the side are also a nice touch and make moving the mattress much easier.
Firmness, Comfort, & Support
Loom & Leaf actually has 2 different degrees of firmness you can order. This review is based on their flagship model, the Loom & Leaf Relaxed firm. This is their “just right” firmness. The firmness level on the Loom & Leaf Relaxed Firm is a 6 out of 10 (where 10 is the most firm). If you are looking for something a bit firmer you can also try the Loom & Leaf Firm, which is an 8 out of 10 on the firmness scale. Having multiple firmness levels is a really nice option, and something you don’t see very often when it comes to online mattress companies.
In terms of comfort, the Loom & Leaf just gets it. Most foam mattresses are generally made up of 3-4 inches of specialty foam (memory foam, latex, Avena, etc.) and placed on top of a support foam base (which is a basic foam designed to act as a foundation). The Loom & Leaf’s 6.5 inches of specialty foams and gels is practically unheard of. Now, all that said, more specialty foam doesn’t always result in better comfort. However, it does create a unique feel and great cooling.
When I first laid down on the mattress there was an immediate softness. This is the result of the quilted cover that includes a 5/8″ foam layer. Immediately after, the support layers begin to sense your pressure and react accordingly. I would describe the feel as very balanced. It doesn’t excessively hug your body like memory foam, but there is a nice degree of body contouring. It feels great in nearly any position.
The best attribute of the Loom & Leaf is the cooling. No expense has been spared regarding the cooling layers and features.
- Breathable organic cotton cover
- Medical-grade cooling spinal gel (same stuff you’ll find in hospital or burn unit beds)
- Plant-based memory foam is infused with gel, which absorbs and disperses heat
- Top layer uses inverted foam tip to provide channel for increased air flow
In terms of cooling, I’m hard pressed to come up with a mattress recommendation that would provide superior cooling (especially anywhere near this cost).
Overall support was quite good. I slept on my stomach, back, and side during my test of the Loom & Leaf. As a life-long stomach sleeper, that’s always my preference, but I felt well supported in all 3 positions. Great pressure relief across the board.
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Sinkage Tests & Motion Transfer
All mattress reviews that Sleepopolis completes include 3 basic sinkage tests. These tests are designed to give you an idea how the mattress performs in various positions. Bear in mind I am 145 pounds, so your individual sinkage results may be higher or lower depending on your relative size.
Lying on the mattress (normal position) – There is not a significant volume of sinkage in a normal lying position. I only saw about 1.0-1.5 inches of sinkage. It’s enough of a depression that it adds a nice comfort and contour, but not so much that you’re feeling an excessive full body hug.
Sitting on the edge – Foam mattresses generally have a difficult time when it comes to edge support. They do a good job of dispersing weight, which is great when you’re in a normal lying position, but difficult when all your weight is on the edge. In a normal sitting position (where I am sitting a bit further back on the mattress) I only saw 2 inches of sinkage. In a more extreme position, where I am sitting on the absolute edge I saw 4 inches of sinkage. Both of these results are better than the average I typically see (which is usually 2.5″ and 5″, respectively).
Standing in the middle – The Loom & Leaf did a great job of handling pressure in the middle of the mattress. I recorded only 4 inches of sinkage while standing on the mattress.
All of these sinkage results were better than the average I typically see for foam mattresses. However, when you look at them in context of the total thickness of this mattress they are even more impressive. Most mattresses I review on Sleepopolis are 10″. As this is a 12″ mattress the total percentage of sinkage was sizeably lower.
Looking at motion transfer, it’s a pretty simple story. There is virtually none. I have a tendency to move around a good bit, especially when I am first getting to sleep. However, during my sleep tests I never once disturbed my wife’s sleep.
I was more than a bit surprised by the price on the Loom & Leaf. The materials used to create this mattress are not cheap, especially the medical grade gel layer. The price point for the smaller sized mattresses (Queen and smaller) is pretty hard to beat, especially when you consider the cost of the materials. The only price that seems a bit high is the King, but that may be appropriate considering how expensive the cooling gel layers are.
- Warranty – 15 years, a little more than the standard 10 year you see in many places
- Shipping – ships in 7-15 days, delivery team will set it up in your home, shipping costs range from $85-$99 depending on where you are located
- No Tax – L&L does not collect sales tax
- Trial Period – 75 days
- Returns & Refunds – extremely easy, no re-stocking fees, if you don’t like it just let them know during the trial period
- Made in the USA – Loom & Leaf uses 12 different factories across the US to create and assemble this mattress
- Smell – very little smell, what little there was was gone in less than 24 hours
- Organic & Green – plant-based foams, organic cotton cover, natural thistle flame retardant (instead of chemical flame retardants)
The Loom & Leaf mattress is a great option for most sleepers. It has a balanced feel, there are multiple firmness levels, great support, good body contouring, incredibly high quality materials (including green / organic), and the best cooling features I have yet to test in any mattress. You should consider buying the Loom & Leaf mattress if the following apply to you.
- You like a mattress with a firmness in the 5-8 out of 10 range. If you like it a bit softer, you can buy their softer version (which is 6 out of 10 in firmness). If you like it a bit firmer, you can buy the firmer version (which is an 8 out of 10 in firmness)
- You want a mattress with the best cooling features and layers
- You aren’t looking for a mattress with an excessive hug around your body
- You want a mattress that has organic materials and is constructed with green considerations