Crafted with organic cotton, thick layers of memory foam, and cooling support layers, the Loom & Leaf mattress from 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! Don’t have time to read the entire thing? Then hop on over to my review summary.
Loom & Leaf is the all-foam brainchild of Saatva, a popular mattress brand founded in 2011 at the start of the Direct To Consumer bedding movement. In addition to the Loom & Leaf, Saatva sells an all-latex mattress (Zenhaven) as well as a traditional innerspring model (the namesake Saatva). The company also boasts an array of pillows, sheets, mattress toppers, and bed frames.
Though we won’t be getting into all these products in this review, we will take a moment later on to compare the Loom & Leaf to its two mattress siblings as well as to one of its biggest competitors on the market: the Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt.
But before we do any of that, we’ve gotta figure out what’s going on underneath the Loom & Leaf cover!
What is the Loom & Leaf Mattress Made of?
The Loom & Leaf is built with four 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 – Made from organic cotton, the Loom & Leaf cover has a soft and cozy feel to it.
Comfort – The comfort layer is crafted from a thick section of 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 – Another layer of 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 – 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 – 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 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.
There was a bit of variance in our responses, but we all landed in the 6.5-7.5 range, with an average rating of 7.1. When compared to the industry standard of 6.5 for medium firmness, it’s clear that this bed is a touch on the firmer side.
I personally gave the bed a 6.5 as I found its combination of gentle memory foam and supportive poly foam to create a balanced, medium firm 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.
Testing out 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.
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.
These are pretty great motion transfer results! The star here is the memory foam, which actively works to absorb and dampen movement across the structure. Given these results, I’d recommend the Loom & Leaf for couples, especially those composed of a restless sleeper (or two!).
Loom & Leaf Vs.
So, we’ve got a pretty solid sense of the Loom & Leaf mattress, but how does it compare to other beds on the market? To find out, we’re going to size it up against its two mattress siblings in the Saatva line as well as the Tempur-Pedic LuxeAdapt.
- The Saatva is built with a classic innerspring feel, so 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 $850.
- Check out my full Saatva mattress review and see why it landed on my guide to the Best Mattresses for Back Pain.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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How Much Does the Loom & Leaf Cost?
|Twin||38" x 75" x 12"||61 lbs||$849|
|Twin XL||38" x 80" x 12"||70 lbs||$999|
|Full||54" x 75" x 12"||79 lbs||$1,399|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 12"||93 lbs||$1,499|
|King||76" x 80" x 12"||116 lbs||$1,799|
|California King||72" x 84" x 12"||116 lbs||$1,799|
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