Crafted with organic cotton, thick layers of memory foam, and cooling support layers, the Loom & Leaf mattress from online mattress brand Saatva is a luxury pick for the sleeper in need of deep pressure relief. But is the bed actually as comfortable as its description would have us believe?
To find out, I personally tested the mattress myself, assessing everything from its construction to its firmness, motion transfer, and bounce to see if it might just be the bed 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 would suit your individual needs. Depending on your body weight, height, and preferred sleeping position, this mattress may or may not work for you.
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.
- 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.
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 Does the Loom & Leaf Feel?
Now that we’ve gone over its construction specs, let’s dig into how the Loom & Leaf actually feels, starting with a look at firmness.
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, then, is the average of all 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 found its combination of gentle memory foam and supportive poly foam to create a balanced, medium-soft vibe. Though you might expect that such thick top layers of memory foam would result in a supremely soft structure, the poly foam transition and base sections actually do quite a lot to bolster the sleeper. 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.
All in all, I’d say side sleepers will likely enjoy this feel the most, as they’ll get some nice pressure relief at the shoulders and hips. Back and stomach sleepers, on the other hand, may find the structure a bit too soft for their needs. I would also say the memory foam comfort could make this a nice mattress for seniors.
Testing the Loom & Leaf Mattress
Next up, I’m going to run the Loom & Leaf through a few of my favorite tests for Pressure Relief and Motion Transfer.
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 lower 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 while areas of high pressure are highlighted in red.
Back – 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. It was a little tricky to move around and change positions and I definitely felt more “in” the mattress than “on top” of it.
Side – As I turned onto my side, I began to experience some fantastic pressure relief at my shoulders and hips. The top layers of memory foam worked to conform to these areas, cushioning them as they pressed into the structure. That said, I think this mattress could be a real winner for strict side sleepers and anyone suffering from shoulder pain.
Stomach – Unfortunately, this comfort didn’t carry over when I rolled onto my stomach. Switching into the prone position, I could feel my hips sinking out of line with my shoulders, which caused a bit of tension at my lower back. In general, strict stomach sleepers will want to stick with firmer structures that promote a more neutral spinal alignment.
Now let’s take a look at motion transfer, or 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 bed mate’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.
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 larger 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 and has a soft and cozy feel to it.
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.
Thoughts: The Loom & Leaf mattress utilizes a lot of memory foam, which means it’s bound to offer sleepers a ton of sinkage, body-contouring, and pressure relief. Side sleepers in particular could find a lot to love in this design.
How Much Does the Loom & Leaf Cost?
Before buying a new mattress, you’ll want to take a look at the price. The pricing chart for all sizes of the Loom & Leaf is listed below, but you can get a great discount by using the Sleepopolis Loom & Leaf coupon code.
Size Dimensions Price Twin 38" x 75" x 12" $899 Twin XL 38" x 80" x 12" $1,199 Full 54" x 75" x 12" $1,699 Queen 60" x 80" x 12" $1,799 King 76" x 80" x 12" $2,099 California King 72" x 84" x 12" $2,099 Split King 38" x 80" x 12" (x2) $2,398 Split California King 36" x 84" x 12" (x2) $2,476
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.
And so we’ve arrived at the end of this review. We’ve gone over the Loom & Leaf’s construction, sussed out its feel, and even tested it against other beds on the market, so now you just have to ask yourself: Is it the 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
- First and foremost, this could be an excellent bed for folks who love memory foam, which the bed predominantly features in two thick top layers.
- Though many may enjoy the benefits of memory foam (namely its body-contouring and sinkage), side sleepers will probably like it the most as it provides cushiony support to the shoulders and hips.
- And lastly, I’d recommend the Loom & Leaf for couples, thanks in large part to its fantastic performance on my motion transfer test.
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.
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 its two of its competitors from other popular online mattress brands.
- Like the Loom & Leaf, the 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.
- It’s also less expensive than the Loom & Leaf, starting at $599 as compared to $849.
- 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.
- In terms of cost, it’s the most expensive Saatva mattress, starting at $1,299.
- Read my full Zenhaven mattress review.
Take a look at my star ratings for the Loom & Leaf mattress below.