Crafted with organic cotton, thick layers of memory foam, and cooling support layers, the Loom & Leaf mattress by Saatva is a luxury pick for sleepers in need of deep pressure relief. But is the bed actually as comfortable as its description would have us believe?
To find out, I tested the mattress myself, assessing everything from how it’s made to how it feels to how it sleeps, and whether or not it could be the mattress of your dreams!
Check out my full thoughts below in this Loom and Leaf mattress review! Don’t have time to read the entire thing? Then hop on over to my review summary.
In this review, I tested the Relaxed Firm version of the Loom & Leaf. It also comes in a firm model called Firm.
Is the Loom & Leaf a Good Mattress for You?
Before we get started with this review, let’s figure out whether the Loom & Leaf might suit your individual needs. While I can’t make the final decision for you, I can provide you with a few, quick recommendations to save you some time during your new mattress search.
Who I recommend the Loom & Leaf mattress for
- I think the Loom & Leaf is a great choice for anyone who likes a classic memory foam feel, as this bed has layers of high-quality memory foam.
- I would recommend the Loom & Leaf as a great choice for couples. It has very low motion transfer, so you shouldn’t be disturbed by a restless partner, and it also boasts great edge support, so you won’t feel like you’re going to roll off if you sleep on the side of the bed.
- I think the Relaxed Firm version of the Loom & Leaf is a nice choice for side sleepers, who should get some good sinkage which will allow for pressure relief at their pressure points at the hips and shoulders. You can also check out our best mattress for side sleepers roundup for more ideas!
- The Firm version of the Loom & Leaf is a good option for stomach sleepers, who should feel their hips propped up in line with their shoulders, which should help prevent back pain.
- I think heavier sleepers could be happy on the Loom & Leaf. Its memory foam layers allow for some great deep compression.
- I would also say the memory foam comfort layers could make this a nice mattress for seniors. Check out our best mattress for seniors roundup for other options!
Who I don’t recommend the Loom & Leaf mattress for
- I think anyone in search of a bouncy mattress won’t be happy on the Loom & Leaf. This bed definitely has a more “in” the bed feel. If you tend to switch positions while you sleep you might be happier on one of our picks for the best hybrid mattress.
- Though the Loom & Leaf does have some cooling features, I do think this mattress sleeps a bit hot. If you’re a hot sleeper I’d recommend checking out one of our best cooling mattresses.
How Firm is the Loom & Leaf Mattress?
As with any feel factor, firmness is subjective by nature, and can change a lot depending on one’s body shape, size, and weight. To mitigate against any bias a single perspective might provide, I always test out my beds with a few of my coworkers. The score you see below is the average of our different personal firmness ratings.
The Loom & Leaf comes in two firmness options: Relaxed Firm and Firm. I tested the Relaxed Firm version, and gave it a score of 6 on the firmness scale, which is just a bit softer than medium-firm. The Firm version ranks at an 8 on the firmness scale, which means it’s a firm mattress.
I gave the Loom & Leaf a 6 out of 10 because I found the combination of gentle memory foam and supportive polyfoam created a balanced, medium-soft feel. That’s not to say you won’t sink deeply into the structure — you likely will — but the feel will probably be a bit firmer than you might expect with many layers of memory foam.
Loom & Leaf Mattress Performance
While firmness should be ranked near the top of your list, there are a few more components to consider when searching for a new mattress. To give you an in-depth review of how this mattress feels, I ran it through some tests to measure how it performed in different sleeping positions, how it relieved pain, and how it might feel for couples.
Testing the Loom & Leaf Mattress in Different Sleeping Positions
Different sleeping positions and body types require different amounts of support. Generally, light sleepers don’t require the same amount of support that heavy sleepers need. Read on below to see how this mattress performs for sleepers of different weights.
Is the Loom & Leaf a Good Mattress for Light Sleepers (Under 130 lb)?
Light Back Sleepers – Light back sleepers tend to experience mattresses a bit firmer than advertised so I think the Loom & Leaf will be fine for these sleepers, unless they prefer a true firm bed.
- Light Side Sleepers – I really like the Relaxed Firm version of the mattress for light side sleepers, who should feel some deep sinkage, which will allow for pressure relief at common pain areas.
- Light Stomach Sleepers – The Relaxed Firm mattress may not be supportive enough for light stomach sleepers, but the Firm version of the Loom & Leaf will offer the stronger support at the hips that stomach sleepers need to prevent a bend in the spine.
Is the Loom & Leaf a Good Mattress for Average Weight Sleepers (130 – 250 lb)?
Average Weight Back Sleepers – These sleepers may feel that the Loom & Leaf is too soft for their needs. I would recommend the Saatva for average weight back sleepers in search of more support and mobility.
Average Weight Side Sleepers – I’d say average weight side sleepers will likely enjoy this feel the most, as they’ll get some nice pressure relief at the shoulders and hips.
- Average Weight Stomach Sleepers – This mattress is not going to be firm enough for average weight stomach sleepers. Luckily, there is a Firm version of the Loom & Leaf that will be a better fit for these sleepers and I would steer them towards that model.
Is the Loom & Leaf a Good Mattress for Heavy Sleepers (over 250 lb)?
- Heavy Back Sleepers – I’d say this mattress works for heavy sleepers because of the high density memory foam designed to prevent over-sinking and sagging. The Firm model of the Loom & Leaf would be a good fit for these sleepers.
- Heavy Side Sleepers – These side sleepers will appreciate that the Relaxed Firm’s memory foam layers allow for some sinkage, but provide enough support to relieve pressure.
- Heavy Stomach Sleepers – The Firm version of the Loom & Leaf will offer the strong support that heavy stomach sleepers need to prevent back pain from sinkage at the hips.
Loom & Leaf Pain Relief Performance
Next, I’ll run through an important test: how the Loom & Leaf relieves pressure, and therefore pain, as pain can develop when too much pressure forms at certain pressure points. When I talk about pressure relief, I’m referring to a bed’s capacity for alleviating tension at sensitive spots like the shoulders, hips, and back. While I could describe this relief to you in words, I think it’s a much better idea to show you what I’m talking about with the aid of a pressure map.
Basically, I roll this bad boy out on top of the bed and hop aboard, allowing the map to track the force exerted by my body in real time. Areas of low pressure are highlighted in blue to green while areas of high pressure are highlighted in yellow to red.
Back Pain – My weight was evenly distributed as I stretched out on my back and I could feel the top layers of memory foam filling in the space at my lumbar region for pressure relief. I sank into the structure in this position, so the top layers contoured to the curves of my body. I will note that it was a little tricky to move around and change positions and I definitely felt more “in” the mattress than “on top” of it.
Shoulder Pain – The Loom & Leaf’s top layers of memory foam worked to conform to my shoulders, cushioning them as they pressed into the structure, and I experienced some fantastic pressure relief. I think this could be one of the best mattresses for shoulder pain.
Hip Pain – Unfortunately, this comfort didn’t carry over when I rolled onto my stomach. I think this mattress works well for most sleepers with hip pain, but stomach sleepers with hip pain might want to look for a firmer option. I could feel my hips sinking out of line with my shoulders, which caused a bit of tension at my lower back. However, the Firm version of this model should work nicely for stomach sleepers with hip pain.
Loom & Leaf Performance for Couples
If you sleep with a partner, you’ll want to keep a few more things in mind when shopping for a new mattress. Features you’ll want to consider include motion transfer, performance during sex, cooling, and edge support.
Motion transfer refers to the amount of movement detectable from one side of the bed to the other. An important test for all, but especially so for couples as it’ll simulate how disturbed you’re likely to be by your partner’s tossing and turning in the night.
To illustrate this motion transfer, I dropped a 10 lb steel ball from heights of 4 inches, 8 inches and 12 inches and measured the disturbance it caused: the bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance.
The Loom & Leaf has great motion isolation. Like most memory foam mattresses, it’s great at absorbing movement. This is good news for couples, as they are unlikely to be disturbed by their partner’s movements throughout the night.
The best mattresses for sex offer a bit of responsiveness and bounce — unfortunately this is not found in the Loom & Leaf. This mattress definitely has a more “in” the bed feel, which could make movement difficult as you might start feeling “stuck” in the bed from sinkage. The Saatva Classic, a sibling of the Loom & Leaf, checks all the boxes desired for sex.
When sleeping with a partner, you’ll want to consider cooling, as two people overheat more quickly than one. The Loom & Leaf has cooling gel-infused memory foam, but I still found this mattress to sleep on the warmer side. If you tend to overheat at night, I’d lean toward one of our best cooling mattresses.
Edge support refers to how well a mattress holds up on the sides. If a mattress has good edge support, it can feel larger as you can take advantage of its full surface area.
The Loom & Leaf has some nice edge support. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, since it is a high-quality mattress. I think couples and heavier sleepers would especially benefit from this good edge support, as it adds more support and durability to the mattress.
What is the Loom & Leaf Mattress Made of?
The Loom & Leaf is built with four foam layers of gel-infused memory foam, memory foam, poly foam, and high-density poly foam. This combination of materials is intended to create a firm yet gentle structure that’ll strike an even balance between pressure relief and support.
Cover – The Loom & Leaf has an organic cotton cover with a soft and cozy feel.
Comfort Layer – The comfort layer is crafted from a thick section of cooling gel-infused memory foam. This material has a slow response to pressure that’ll allow the sleeper to sink in for pressure relief, especially at the shoulders and hips. And though memory foam has a bit of a reputation for overheating at night, the gel infusion here is meant to quell the worst of its stuffier tendencies.
Contour Layer – Another layer of luxury memory foam follows the top section, creating an even deeper sink for full body-contouring. A thick top section of memory foam like this will usually work best for side sleepers, who need to feel some cushiony support at the shoulders as they press into the structure.
Transition Layer- Next up, you’ll find a transitional layer of poly foam, which has a much quicker response to pressure than the memory foam sections above it. This curbs some of the sinkage of the top layers and helps to gradually ease the sleeper into the firm base below.
Base Layer – And finally the base of the bed, made up here of high-density poly foam. This firm material gives the mattress its shape and helps to support the softer layers of foam above it.
And so we’ve arrived at the end of my Loom & Leaf review. Now you just have to answer the big question: Is the Loom & Leaf a good mattress for you? I can’t make that decision for you, but I can leave you with a few final thoughts to help you get there on your own.
My favorite things about the Loom & Leaf mattress
Thanks in large part to its fantastic performance on my motion transfer test, the Loom & Leaf is great for couples; they’ll sleep soundly despite their partner moving or a furry friend hopping into bed. The memory foam layers absorb almost all movements. This could be an excellent bed for folks who love memory foam. This bed features two thick top layers of the pressure-relieving material. I think side sleepers will do especially well on this bed as they experience cushiony support at the shoulders and hips.
My Loom & Leaf mattress complaints
One major drawback for me is that the bed sleeps quite hot. Though there’s some gel in the comfort layer to curb memory foam’s overheating properties, it isn’t quite strong enough to mitigate them fully. There’s also not a lot of bounce here, which could be a dealbreaker for those after a livelier structure. Also, back and stomach sleepers may find the structure a bit too soft for their needs. I’d steer these sleepers to the Firm model of this bed.
How Much Does the Loom & Leaf Cost?
You’ll find the pricing chart for the Loom & Leaf mattress below, but you can get a great discount by using our Loom & Leaf coupon code!
Prices listed will be before discount or offer on each size. Additional sizes available online.
Size Dimensions Price Twin 38" x 75" x 12" $949 Twin XL 38" x 80" x 12" $1,249 Full 54" x 75" x 12" $1,799 Queen 60" x 80" x 12" $1,899 King 76" x 80" x 12" $2,199 California King 72" x 84" x 12" $2,199 Split King 38" x 80" x 12" (x2) $2,498 Split California King 36" x 84" x 12" (x2) $2,576
Loom & Leaf Policies and FAQs
Does the Loom & Leaf have a trial period?
Yes, the Loom & Leaf has a 180-night sleep trial.
How does the Loom & Leaf ship?
Saatva offers free white glove delivery and will also remove your old mattress for free.
Does the Loom & Leaf have a warranty?
Yes, the Loom & Leaf has a 15-year warranty.
Do I need a box spring with the Loom & Leaf?
No, the Loom & Leaf works with most bed frames, foundations, and adjustable bases.
Does the Loom & Leaf have an off-gassing period?
No, since the Loom & Leaf is not a bed-in-a-box mattress, which means it doesn’t come compressed, there shouldn’t be any odor dissipating from decompression.
Loom & Leaf Vs
So, we’ve got a pretty solid sense of the Loom & Leaf mattress, but how does it compare to models from other mattress companies? To find out, we’re going to size it up against two of its competitors from other popular online mattress brands: Tempur-Pedic and Casper.
Tempur-Pedic vs Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt
- Like the Loom & Leaf, the Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt is an all-foam mattress built for pressure relief.
- Therefore, the bed features thick layers of memory foam, which results in a ton of sinkage and deep body-contouring.
- This soft feel could be especially good for side sleepers in need of intense cushioned support at the shoulders and hips.
- However, the mattress is much more expensive than the Loom & Leaf, starting at $3,500.
- For more, check out my full Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt mattress review.
Loom & Leaf vs Casper
- The Casper comes in an all-foam and hybrid version, while the Loom & Leaf is an all-foam bed.
- The Casper sleeps a bit cooler than the Loom & Leaf. It has a layer of proprietary Airscape Foam that allows for a bit more airflow through the mattress.
- The Casper is a bit firmer than the Relaxed Firm version of the Loom & Leaf and a bit softer than the Firm version of the Loom & Leaf.
- Learn more in my full Casper mattress review.
Other Models from Saatva
Loom & Leaf vs Saatva
- The Saatva is an innerspring mattress and is quite a bit firmer than the Loom & Leaf.
- Its coil-on-coil construction is also supremely supportive and works to promote a healthy spinal alignment no matter the position.
- All of this makes it a great mattress for back sleepers in search of firm support and mobility.
- Check out my full Saatva mattress review and see why it landed on my guide to the Best Mattresses for Back Pain.
Loom & Leaf vs Zenhaven
- The Zenhaven is an all-latex mattress made by Saatva.
- It’s also flippable, with two different firmnesses folks can switch between by simply turning over the bed.
- Since it’s built entirely of all-natural latex, the bed is both super bouncy and super cooling, which could be a nice combo for anyone who overheats.
- Read my full Zenhaven mattress review.
Take a look at our mattress performance rating for the Loom & Leaf mattress below.
Loom & Leaf Mattress
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