Loom & Leaf Mattress Review

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Loom & Leaf got its start in 2015 as the memory foam-specific branch of popular online mattress company, Saatva. In the years since, the brand’s made a name for itself as a great source for high-quality memory foam mattresses that aren’t just luxurious to the touch, but also easy on the wallet and environment.

Today, I gave this bed a go, putting it through a series of tests that helped me figure out not only how a Loom & Leaf sleeps, but also what kind of sleeper would benefit most from a late-night snooze on one of these handcrafted mattresses. Continue reading below for my full review of the Loom & Leaf mattress.

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CONSTRUCTION

The Loom & Leaf mattress is constructed with four different layers, stacking up to an impressive 12” of comfort when compared to the industry-standard 10” mattress. The added thickness leads to great deep compression support and durability.

Now let’s dive into each of these different layers.

Cover – The cover is constructed from a combo of super-soft organic cotton and flame-retardant thistle, which creates a pleasant cooling sensation to the skin. A thin layer of foam provides extra pressure relief.

Loom and Leaf Mattress Cover
Close up of the Loom & Leaf cover

Comfort Layer – The first layer of the Loom & Leaf is crafted with 2″ of high-quality conforming gel foam.This material is slow to respond to pressure, and is built with a special swirl technology, which ensures that the cooling gel is evenly distributed throughout the layer. There’s an additional layer of gel laminated to the top of the material at the lumbar region, intended to provide extra relief to the lower back.

Compression Layer – Below the gel memory foam, you’ll find a layer of high-density visco elastic memory foam. Like the cooling gel layer, this section is slow to respond to pressure and has been specifically developed to contour to the curves of the body. It works in tandem with its gel neighbor to provide pressure relief to the sleeper.

Transition Layer – The third layer is a transitional slab of polyfoam that helps to create a sense of support for the sleeper. It bears the weight of the softer memory foam top layers and helps connects them to the heavy-duty base.

Foundation Layer – The final layer is constructed with 5.5” of high-density polyfoam, which helps to anchor the mattress and give it shape. The base also provides the bed with some nice durability and allows the sleeper to feel secure.

Loom and Leaf Mattress Construction
Showing the layers of the Loom and Leaf mattress

FIRMNESS

After taking a look at the construction of the Loom & Leaf, let’s chat about the firmness and feel. I started off by applying some light hand pressure to the mattress and found that the quilted foam cover provided a lovely, soft touch. As I pressed in further, I could really feel the effects of the memory foam, which contoured snuggly around my hand.

Loom and Leaf Hand Press
Pressing into the Loom & Leaf

At this point I’d like to note that people of different body types and shapes will feel firmness differently. Rather than giving just my opinion on the overall firmness level of the Loom & Leaf, I enlisted three other people to give their opinion as well. This will give you a better sense of the firmness range you can expect from the mattress.

Loom and Leaf Firmness Test
Showing the firmness ratings from four testers

With ratings in the 6-8 range, there was a bit more variation in the testers’ responses than there usually is, but they generally agreed that the Loom & Leaf had a fairly medium firmness. While it’s not totally clear why there was a discrepancy, it might have something to do with how each individual responded to the conforming gel foam of the comfort layer, which is a unique feature of this mattress.

I gave the mattress a 6, which is what I would consider medium-to-soft firmness. I definitely felt myself sinking into the mattress when laying on my back and stomach, but felt a lot of support when I switched over to my side. That being said, I was never stuck in the mattress and was able to shift back and forth between positions fairly easily.

I should note that this review has focused on the Loom & Leaf Relaxed Firm mattress, but that the company also sells a firmer iteration of the same mattress, which I’d speculate would be in the 7-9 range on our graph. It could be a great alternative for back or stomach sleepers who need a little more support from their bed.

PRESSURE MAP

Rather than just describing the feel of the Loom & Leaf to you, I wanted to give a visual representation of where someone may feel pressure points form while lying on it. To do this, I placed a pressure map on top of the mattress and lied on my back, side, and stomach. You can see the results on the image below where pressure is represented from blue (low pressure) to red (high pressure).

Loom and Leaf Pressure Map
Pressure map results for the Loom & Leaf

Back – Lying on my back, I felt relatively low pressure throughout my body, thanks in large part to the memory foam layer. While I did feel like I was sinking into the mattress a bit, I didn’t feel trapped or stuck.

Side – Rolling onto my side, I felt a little pressure at my hips and shoulders, which you can see in the graphic above. However, this was quickly alleviated by the memory foam, which is excellent at spreading out pressure. I tried a few different positions on my side and felt comfortable in all of them.

Stomach – And finally when I switched to my stomach, I felt some light pressure at my sides, but not in a particularly deterring way. The memory foam caused my hips to rise slightly—a typical problem for stomach sleepers—but I still felt comfortable in this position.

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MOTION TRANSFER

If you plan on sharing your bed with a partner, you’ll want to know what it’ll feel like when the other person crawls out of bed in the morning or tosses around at night. This next test is intended to demonstrate the intensity of motion that is detectable from one side of the mattress to the other.

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.

Loom and Leaf Motion Transfer
The motion transfer results for the Loom & Leaf

The Loom & Leaf shows a medium amount of disturbance for the 4 inch drop, which simulates someone rolling around and adjusting their position on the other side of the bed. The 8 and 12 inch drops show surprisingly large spikes for a memory foam mattress. This material is usually great at containing movement, but because of the cooling gel coating on the top of the comfort layer, it loses some of its absorbing properties.

SINKAGE TEST

When buying a new bed, most people want to know whether they’ll feel like they’re sinking “into” the mattress or laying “on top” of it. To visualize this sinkage, I placed four balls of varying sizes and densities (a 6 lb medicine ball, a 10 lb steel ball, a 50 lb medicine ball, and a 100 lb medicine ball) on the mattress and measured how much they compressed the surface.

The variations in size, weight and density are meant to simulate different body parts and different sized sleepers.

Loom and Leaf Mattress Sinkage Test
Sinkage of 100 lb, 50 lb, 10 lb and 6 lb balls into the Loom & Leaf
  • 6 lb medicine ball: 2 inches of sinkage.
  • 10 lb steel ball: 2 inches of sinkage.
  • 50 lb medicine ball: 5 inches of sinkage.
  • 100 lb medicine ball: 6.5 inches of sinkage.

These results show that you’ll definitely experience some sinkage with the Loom & Leaf, which isn’t that surprising given its memory foam construction. I felt myself sinking into the mattress across sleeping positions, which may not be ideal for those of you who snooze on your back or stomach, but is great for side sleepers.

EDGE SUPPORT

If you’re going to share your bed with a partner and need to use the entire surface area of the mattress, it’s going to be crucial for you to consider the amount of edge support it’ll provide. Foam mattresses sometimes struggle to live up to the edge support of traditional innerspring mattresses, so I wanted to see how I’d feel lying near the side of the Loom & Leaf.

Loom and Leaf Edge Support Back Lying
On my back near the edge of the Loom & Leaf

While lying on my back near the side of the mattress, I was as supported as I would’ve been if I were stretched out in the middle. Even when I adjusted my position and rolled around a bit, I felt secure and never thought that I’d tumble out of the bed.

Loom and Leaf Edge Support Side Lying
Lying on my side near the edge of the Loom & Leaf

When I shifted over to my side, I still felt incredibly supported by the mattress. As you can see in the photograph, the top memory foam layer contoured nicely to the curves of my body and provided pressure relief at my shoulders and hips.

Loom and Leaf Edge Support Corner Seated
Showing edge support by sitting on the side of the Loom & Leaf

In this position, I wanted to simulate what it would feel like to be sitting on the bed in the morning when you’re lacing up your shoes and getting ready to head out for the day. A lot of foam mattresses experience severe compression in this position, but the Loom & Leaf actually held up super well under the pressure.

BASIC INFORMATION

Loom and Leaf Corner View
Corner view of the Loom & Leaf
  • Sleep Trial: 120 days
  • Warranty: 15 years
  • Shipping: Free shipping with white glove delivery and mattress removal.

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SIZE AND PRICING INFORMATION

If you’re convinced the Loom & Leaf is the right mattress for you, the size and pricing information for the mattress are below. Please note that these prices reflect standard pricing.

SizeDimensionsWeightPrice
Twin38" x 75" x 12"61 lbs$749
Twin XL38" x 80" x 12"70 lbs$849
Full54" x 75" x 12"79 lbs$1,199
Queen60" x 80" x 12"93 lbs$1,299
King76" x 80" x 12"116 lbs$1,699
California King72" x 84" x 12"116 lbs$1,699

IS THE LOOM & LEAF MATTRESS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Loom and Leaf Front View
Front view of the Loom & Leaf

Now that we’ve taken a closer look at the Loom & Leaf mattress, it’s time to discuss who it’d be a good fit for.

  • Those who want that classic memory foam feel – The gel and memory foam layers combine to provide excellent pressure relief with a pleasant sinking feel that hugs the contours of your body.
  • People looking to sleep cool – I’d also recommend this mattress for anyone that’s worried about sleeping too hot. The gel layer on top regulates temperature well and the convoluted design promotes some great air flow throughout the bed.
  • People who want a luxury feel on a budget – Loom & Leaf prides itself on providing a memory foam experience at lower costs than other foam alternatives, so this mattress would be great for someone who wants that luxurious feel without breaking the bank.

For more information on the Loom & Leaf, visit its website here!

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Logan Block

Logan Block

Logan is the content director of Sleepopolis, which means he not only reviews new mattresses every week, but also curates all the comparisons, best of pages, and video guides on the site. He takes a straightforward, honest approach to his reviews and endeavors to give viewers an objective look at each new product he tries out. Logan’s perfected his method over the course of personally testing over 100 different mattresses, so he’s not only able to discern the overall vibe of a specific bed, but to contextualize its feel within the bed-in-a-box market as a whole. Needless to say, his sleep knowledge runs deep, and he loves nothing more than sharing that knowledge with his readers. When he’s not hopping on a new bed or working with our editorial team to whip up an engaging sleep education guide, you can find him reading books on world history, walking his dog Pepper, or searching for the best cheeseburger in New York City.
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5 thoughts on “Loom & Leaf Mattress Review”

  1. Hello
    I am thinking of purchasing the relaxed firm mattress. I notice in your review and on their website they state the density of the comfort layers of memory foam of 4 and 5 lb foam. But the base level they call high density poly foam. The actual density of the base is 1.5 lb/ft density base foam, not high density not even medium density, is that why they do not list the density of the base? Will this not significantly affect durability and the life span of the mattress and contribute to the mattress’s support and premature sag? Can you please share your thoughts on this and why do you think they would use such high quality foam for the comfort layers but such low quality for the all important base of the mattress.

    Thank you
    Justin

  2. I have a question about the foam used for the mattress. I see they list the density of the memory foam used for the comfort layers, but they do not list the density of the poly foam used for the base. They call it high density foam. The actual density of the 5.5 inch base is actually 1.5 lb/ft density base foam this is not high or even medium density foam but the lowest density foam you can use? This is in the base of the mattress, wont this significantly affect the support and even more importantly the durability and life of the mattress and cause the mattress to prematurely sag? Can you please comment on this and why they would use such low quality foam for their base after using such high quality for their comfort level.
    Thank you I am thinking of purchasing this mattress and just became aware of the base level density.

    Justin

  3. I’m trying to decide between this and the Layla. Which do you think is the best option? I’m coming from a waterbed which at the time was the best I could do for sleeping on my side without my shoulder hurting. I left the waterbed because its not the best for the older me. thanks

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