It’s time for another mattress battle…this time with two of the titans of the online mattress industry squaring off. In one corner we have the ultra-popular Casper with its cool marketing, sleek design, and head turning price.
In the other corner we have Loom & Leaf. Spiritual child of established online mattress company Saatva, the Loom & Leaf is packed with high-end materials, a traditional look, and a feel and build quality that is every bit as good as Tempur-Pedic.
But there can only be one who will take home mattress glory…continue reading to find out who’s the victor between Loom and Leaf and Casper mattress! I’d also recommend checking out my full Casper mattress review and Loom & Leaf mattress review.
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Loom & Leaf vs Casper: Similarities and Differences
The Loom & Leaf and Casper are both high-quality mattresses. The Loom & Leaf is an all-foam memory foam mattress, while the Casper is offered as both an all-foam bed and a hybrid. However, for the purpose of this review, I’ll be comparing the all-foam Casper to the Loom & Leaf.
- Both mattresses have all-foam constructions and use layers of foam to balance support with pressure relief.
- Both beds have memory foam layers that offer some deep sinkage and contouring.
- Both beds sleep pretty cool. They both have cooling features in their comfort layers that should keep sleepers from overheating throughout the night.
- Both beds performed well on our motion transfer test, which means you’re unlikely to feel movements from one side of the bed on the other.
- The Loom & Leaf comes in two firmness options: Relaxed Firm and Firm, while the Casper only comes in one firmness option. The Relaxed Firm Loom & Leaf is a bit softer than the Casper, while the Firm Loom & Leaf is a bit firmer.
- The Casper is substantially cheaper than the Loom & Leaf.
- The Casper is a bed-in-a-box mattress, which means it will ship to your door compressed in a box, while the Loom & Leaf ships uncompressed.
- The Casper has zoned support, which means it’s firmer at the lumbar region and softer at the head and shoulders. The Loom & Leaf does not have zoned support.
Which is Better for You?
Depending on your body weight, height, and preferred sleeping position, one of these mattresses is likely to work better for you than the other. Take a look at some of my recommendations below.
- The Loom & Leaf is a better choice for heavier sleepers, since it has good deep compression support that larger bodies need. It also has great edge support, which adds to the mattress’s durability by preventing sagging.
- The Casper is my pick for back sleepers, since its zoned support system should be great for preventing back pain since it promotes a straight spinal alignment.
- I like the Relaxed Firm Loom & Leaf for side sleepers. It has a soft feel that will give them some nice sinkage and pressure relief at sensitive pressure points at the hips and shoulders.
- I think the Firm Loom & Leaf is a great pick for stomach sleepers. It has the firm support they need to keep their hips from sinking too far into the mattress — this leads to bowing which can cause back pain.
- I like both mattresses for couples. They both have good motion isolation, which means you’re unlikely to be disturbed by your partner’s movements.
Loom & Leaf and Casper Mattress Feel Comparison
Now that we’ve discussed some of the basic similarities and differences between these beds, let’s discuss their unique feels. I’ll discuss these mattresses’ firmness levels, support, and motion transfer.
Loom & Leaf
The Loom & Leaf mattress has a medium firmness (called the Loom & Leaf Relaxed Firm) at a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale (where 10 is the most firm). If you prefer a firmer feel, the Loom & Leaf is also available in a firmer option (called the Loom & Leaf Firm), at an 8 out of 10 on the firmness scale. Loom & Leaf has a luxury look and feel on par with Tempur-Pedic. From the foam materials used, aesthetic style touches, and manufacturing quality, the mattress has a solid build quality that is evident from the first night.
Many online mattress companies try to create a universal feel; a mattress that has an ideal balance of comfort, support, and cooling suitable for the vast majority of sleepers. Of all the companies trying to hit this universal feel I think the Loom & Leaf is among the best mattresses that really hit the nail on the head. The Loom & Leaf allows the sleeper to sink 2.5 to 3.5 inches into the mattress, providing great pressure relief and notable level of contour, created by the layers of memory foam.
Additionally, the Loom & Leaf is fairly responsive, especially compared to more traditional memory foams. This means it can quickly change and adapt to changes in your movements. This also helps to ensure continual and consistent contouring support, while avoiding the “stuck” quick-sand like feeling.
The material construction of the Loom & Leaf is equally impressive…organic cotton, plant-based foams, natural thistle flame retardant, good foam densities, spinal cooling gel, and 6.5 inches of comfort foam. The Loom & Leaf has really gone above and beyond with their material selection. No corners are cut. They use the best materials and it delivers an exceptional mattress.
In terms of support the Loom & Leaf does a very good job. This especially extends to deep compression support. This is particularly important if you’re a heavier sleeper. The Loom & Leaf does a good job of maintaining consistent support even under heavier pressures. The thicker mattress profile helps to maintain this level of support even for heavier sleepers.
Casper strikes a medium firmness at a 7 out of 10 on the firmness scale (where 10 is the most firm). The industry standard for true medium firmness is 6.5, so the Casper is a touch on the firmer side.
With regards to overall support, I think the Casper is fairly average. For sleepers that are an average weight, you will probably be fine. However, for heavier sleepers the deep compression support is a bit lacking. This is simply due to sinking deeper into the foams, engaging more notably with the transitional poly foam and base poly foam layers.
Casper does a good job keeping the mattress cool. The hybrid design with the poly foam layer on top and an extra porous fabric atop the cover helps to maintain a cooler sleeping surface.
When lying on the Casper in a back sleeping position I experienced about 2.5 inches of sinkage and 3.5 inches on my side. Casper offers deeper sinkage and the hug feels more pronounced. The top poly foam layer is quite soft, which allows the mattress to substantially hug and envelope the sleeper.
It’s still quite responsive, so I wouldn’t say this envelopment causes me to feel “stuck”. It’s an interesting phenomenon. The top poly foam is quite soft, which allows the deeper hug, while at the same time providing slightly less in terms of body contour. IE, you sink into the layers, but they don’t as sharply contour like 100% memory foam would.
Comparing Loom & Leaf and Casper Prices
Of course, before you purchase a new mattress you’ll want to look at the price. The Casper is quite a bit less expensive than the Loom & Leaf. Take a look at our pricing chart below, and make sure to visit our Saatva coupon page and Casper coupon page for a discount.
Prices listed will be before discount or offer for each size.
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Comparing Loom & Leaf and Casper Materials
Now that we know quite a bit about both the Loom & Leaf and the Casper, let’s see what makes these bad boys tick. Below, I’ll describe each mattress’s materials, and add a photo so you can see their insides for yourself.
Loom & Leaf
Loom and Leaf is built from 4 different layers of foam. It has a total thickness of 12″, which gives it a slightly larger profile than many other online mattresses (this also improves the deep compression support, more on that in a bit though).
- Cover- The Loom & Leaf mattress has a 100% organic cotton cover. Cotton gives the cover a classic look and makes it highly breathable (which helps keep the mattress cooler). Quilted within the cover is a thin piece of foam. This foam combined with the cotton cover gives the mattress a traditional soft feel. When you immediately lay on the mattress you’ll feel the initial softness of the quilted cover as the foams begin to engage.
- Comfort layer – the top layer is 2 inches of conforming gel foam. Gel beads in the foam help to absorb heat from the sleeping surface, improving the cooling of the mattress at large. The gel is swirled into the foam during the formation process, this helps to ensure the gel penetrates the entirety of the foam for even distribution. The gel swirl foam is nice, but what really makes the top layer incredible is the lamented spinal cooling pad. The cooling pad is affixed to the top of the gel foam layer. This is the same type of cooling pad that is used in burn wards and hospitals, as such it has to perform under the most critical of circumstances and adds an impressive level of cooling to the mattress.
- Contour Layer – this layer is 2.5 inches of memory foam. This is a 5 PCF (pounds per cubic foot) density foam that makes up much of the core of the mattress. It provides great comfort, contour, and pressure relief.
- Transition Layer – this is a 2-inch transitional support layer that helps the foundational foams work with the above foam layers. Additionally, it helps to provide improved deep compression support. This allows the mattress to offer a consistent level of support for both large and small sleepers.
- Base layer – this is a 5.5-inch high-density support foam. It acts as the foundational base for the mattress, providing shape and a good base layer.
The Casper is a 9.5″ all foam hybrid mattress. Hybrid mattresses use different layers of foam (or other materials) to achieve an optimal level of comfort, support, and cooling.
The Casper is built from 4 different layers of foam.
- Cover- Casper’s cover is a two-toned design. The white piece of fabric on top is imported from Belgium. It has a soft feel, good stretch, and is quite porous (note the knit in the image below). The porousness helps the cover and mattress breath better, by allowing for easier airflow.
- Comfort Layer – The top layer is made using proprietary AirScape™ foam. This breathable foam promotes airflow through the mattress and has a responsive, latex-like feel.
- Zoned Support Layer– The second layer is 1.5 inches of memory foam with zoned support. It’s firmer at the hips and lower back, and softer at the shoulders and feet. This is an especially nice feature for those who suffer from back pain, as it should help promote a neutral spinal alignment. Additionally, memory foam provides support and pressure relief for the mattress. It’s placement below the responsive AirScape™ foam helps to eliminate any potential heat retention issues.
- Base Layer– The bottom layer of the Casper is 5 inches of high-density support foam. This is a basic foam that acts as a foundational base for the mattress.
Congrats! You’ve made it to the end of this comparison. Before we wrap it up, I’d like to recap some of the things we’ve learned about each of these mattresses.
Loom & Leaf Best Qualities
- The Loom & Leaf is a high-quality memory foam mattress that comes in two firmness options. The Relaxed Firm is great for side sleepers, while the Firm is a good option for stomach sleepers.
- Unlike some memory foam mattresses, the Loom & Leaf doesn’t trap body heat. It has a cooling gel foam layer that keeps the bed from overheating.
- I really like this bed for heavy sleepers and couples. It has great edge support and durability, which is important for both groups.
Casper Best Qualities
- The Casper has a zoned support system which offers greater support and the lumbar region and softer pressure relief at the head, shoulders, and feet. This is especially great for anyone who suffers from back pain, as it promotes a neutral spinal alignment.
- The Casper comes at an affordable price point. If you’re looking for a high-quality mattress, but are on a budget, then the Casper might be right for you.
- The Casper is a nice pick for couples. It has good motion isolation, so you’re unlikely to feel your partner’s movements, and its medium-firm firmness level should suit most sleepers.
Comparing Company Policies
Loom & Leaf Policies
- Trial Period – 180-night sleep trial
- Shipping – Free white glove delivery and old mattress removal
- Mattress Warranty – 15-year warranty
- Trial Period – 100-night sleep trial
- Shipping – Free shipping, compressed in a box
- Mattress Warranty – 10-year warranty
Comparing Loom & Leaf and Casper Customer Service
Here at Sleepopolis we like to personally interact with each brand’s customer service. We either call them or use the chat function on their website. Each brand can receive one of four ratings based on our experience: Stellar, Great, Satisfactory, or Poor.
Saatva Sleepopolis Customer Service Rating
Satisfactory: I used the chat function on Saatva’s site. Though my question was answered, it took about 25 minutes for someone to reach me, which is longer than I would have liked.
Casper Sleepopolis Customer Service Rating
Great: I also used the chat function on Casper’s site. My question was answered quickly, but I was sent a link rather than given an answer. If they did answer my question directly, I would have given them a Stellar rating.
Comparing Other Models from Saatva and Casper
Loom & Leaf vs Saatva Classic
- The Loom & Leaf is an all-foam mattress, while the Saatva Classic is an innerspring mattress.
- The Saatva Classic comes in three firmness levels, while the Loom & Leaf comes in two firmness levels.
- The Saatva Classic is less expensive than the Loom & Leaf.
- Learn more in my full Saatva mattress review.
Casper Original vs Casper Wave Hybrid
- The Casper Original comes in an all-foam and hybrid version, while the Wave Hybrid only comes as a hybrid.
- The Wave Hybrid is the brand’s luxury mattress and is more expensive than the Casper Original.
- The Wave Hybrid is a bit softer than the Casper Original, and is likely a better choice for side sleepers.
- Learn more in my full Casper Wave Hybrid review.
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