It’s time for another mattress comparison! In today’s comparison I’m pitting two of my favorite mattresses against each other in the ultimate battle. In one corner we have the Loom & Leaf by Saatva, a luxury brand well-known for using high-end materials.
In the other corner we have the original Leesa mattress. Leesa is a start-up company that launched at the end of 2014, but has quickly established itself as one of the biggest and best players in the online mattress world.
Continue reading below for my full comparison of the Loom & Leaf vs the Leesa mattress. Prefer the quick version? Click here to jump to the review summary.
Leesa vs Loom & Leaf: Similarities and Differences
Before we get in too deep, let’s go over a few key similarities and differences between these two beds. Though they’re made with similar materials, they actually feel pretty different! For more in-depth info, I’d encourage you to check out the full Leesa mattress review or full Loom & Leaf mattress review.
- Both of these beds are all-foam mattresses. This means they don’t include any pocketed or innerspring support coils in their support layers.
- Both mattresses include a bit of pressure-relieving memory foam, though the Loom & Leaf uses quite a bit more memory foam than the Leesa.
- The Loom & Leaf offers more deep compression support than the Leesa, which means it will be able to support heavier sleepers.
- The Leesa is more affordable than the Loom & Leaf mattress, which is an important factor to consider.
- The Loom & Leaf’s memory foam top layer isolates motion better than the Leesa’s poly foam top layer. This means it will feel less bouncy than the Leesa.
- The Leesa uses less memory foam than the Loom & Leaf mattress, so it will naturally sleep cooler than this bed.
Which is Better for You?
Let’s also take a moment to talk about which sleepers these two beds are best for.
- If you’re a side sleeper you’ll probably prefer the softer Loom & Leaf model, which offers more pressure relief than the Leesa.
- If you sleep hot you’ll probably prefer the Leesa, it sleeps quite a bit cooler than the memory-foam heavy Loom & Leaf mattress.
- If you’re a back sleeper looking for a firm, balanced feel you’ll probably prefer the Leesa.
- If you’re a stomach sleeper you need an extra-firm mattress, and should opt for the firm model of the Loom & Leaf.
- If you sleep with a partner the Loom & Leaf might be the best choice. You won’t feel too disturbed by a restless partner on this bed.
- If you’re a heavier sleeper (over 230 lbs) the Loom & Leaf should work better for you. It offers a lot of deep compression support, which is very important for heavier sleepers.
What Do These Mattresses Feel Like?
Now that you have a brief overview of who these beds might be best for, let’s talk about how they each feel!
The all-foam Leesa mattress is a firmer feeling bed. I’d rank it at about 7 out of 10 on the mattress firmness scale. For reference, a 6.5 out of 10 is medium firm.
When you first lie down on the Leesa you’ll feel an immediate responsiveness from the top layer of foam. It offers enough sinkage that you get a little hug, but not so much that you feel stuck or enveloped by its foams. That said, the Leesa was not particularly bouncy, so combination sleepers may want to opt for a more responsive bed.
I’d especially recommend this combination of pressure relief and support to back sleepers who enjoy a firmer feel. The Leesa should offer them the support they need to keep their spines neutrally aligned.
The Leesa also sleeps nice and cool thanks to the cooling foams it uses in its construction. So I’d really recommend it to hot sleepers.
- Great for Back Sleepers
- Sleeps Cool
Loom and Leaf
The Loom & Leaf is available in two firmness options. The relaxed firm model (the mattress I tested and reviewed) is about a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale. So it’s definitely a soft mattress. Their firmer model, the Loom & Leaf firm, is an 8 out of 10 on the firmness scale. This firmness level could be a great fit for stomach sleepers.
I’ll discuss the relaxed firm model here, since that’s the one I’m most familiar with. This Loom & Leaf is dominated by memory foam and has a traditional soft feel. I’d recommend this model to side sleepers looking for some plush body-contouring. This bed also does a great job isolating motion transfer, which might be a nice perk for couples.
The Loom & Leaf is one of the thickest mattresses I’ve tested. This means it will provide amazing deep compression support, which is especially important if you’re a heavier sleeper. The improved deep compression support ensures consistent support regardless of your size.
- Classic memory foam feel
- Luxury feel at value price
Cost is a big factor when choosing between two mattresses. The Leesa is significantly cheaper than the Loom & Leaf. Take a look at the pricing chart below and be sure to use our Leesa coupon codes or Loom & Leaf coupon code to snag a good deal.
Prices listed are before discount or offer on each size.
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What Are These Mattresses Made Of?
Let’s take a look under the covers of these bad boys to see how they’re constructed.
The Leesa is a 10″ all-foam mattress.
Cover — The Leesa cover is made of a cozy twill fabric that’s soft to the touch. It also features a fun striped design.
Comfort Layer — The Leesa’s top layer is a breathable poly foam. It’s a cooling layer that hot sleepers should appreciate. It’s also a fairly responsive foam, which is nice if you like to feel more “on top of” than “stuck in” your mattress.
Transition Layer — Up next, you’ll find a memory foam layer that offers some body contouring and sinkage, especially around the lower back.
Base Layer — Rounding out the Leesa is a thick layer of high-density support foam for stability and shape.
Loom and Leaf
The Loom & Leaf is a 12″ memory foam mattress.
Cover — This mattress uses a 100% organic cotton cover. It has a soft feel and great breathability. It’s also quilted with an extra layer of super soft foam for some extra pressure relief.
Comfort Layer — The top layer of foam in the Loom & Leaf is a cooling gel-infused foam. This layer offers some nice sinkage and helps mitigate a bit of the heat-trapping tendency of the memory foam below it.
Transition Layer — Next up is a thick layer of ultra-premium five pound memory foam. This layer offers great pressure relief and body contouring. This is the layer that offers the deep compression support I mentioned earlier.
Base Layer — The Loom & Leaf is supported by a thick layer that combines poly foam with high-density support foam. This layer simply acts as a strong base foam. It acts as a foundation, is breathable, and provides shape.
So the big question…which mattress should you buy? Loom & Leaf and Leesa are two of my personal favorite beds, so I don’t think you can go wrong with either.
Below, I list some of my favorite features of each to help you decide which could be best for you.
Leesa Best Features
- If you’re a back sleeper looking for a balanced feel the Leesa might work for you. It does a nice job combining pressure relief and support as well as offering a mix of responsiveness and body contouring.
- If you sleep hot, the cooler Leesa is going to be the best pick for you.
- The Leesa is the cheaper of the two mattresses in this comparison, so if you’re budget-conscious this could be the better choice for you.
Loom & Leaf Best Features
- Side sleepers looking for lots of plush sinkage will prefer the Loom & Leaf mattress, which offers all the body-contouring memory foam mattresses are known for.
- Similarly, stomach sleepers might prefer the firm model of this bed, which should offer them enough support to keep their spines neutrally aligned.
- If you’re a heavier sleeper you should opt for the Loom & Leaf. Its thicker profile offers some of the best deep compression support on the market right now.
- Trial Period — 100 nights
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- Warranty — 10 Years
- Trial Period — 180 nights
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- Warranty — 15 Years
Sleepopolis Customer Service Ratings
Below, I’ll give each mattress’s customer service team a score of Stellar, Great, Satisfactory, or Poor based on my own experience interacting with each team.
Leesa Sleepopolis Customer Service Rating
I gave Leesa a Great score because their customer service team emailed me a very thoughtful response to my question (and returned my call). But, they didn’t have someone manning their phones or chat feature when I called so I did have to wait for a response. If you call during normal working hours, this shouldn’t be an issue for you.
Saatva Sleepopolis Customer Service Rating
I gave Saatva a Satisfactory score because there was a bit of a wait to connect with an agent. But, it wasn’t more than 15 minutes and I was connected with a very helpful representative who thoughtfully answered my questions.
More from Leesa and Saatva
Both Leesa and Saatva offer a few additional models. You can find some info about those mattresses below.
- The Leesa Hybrid uses pocketed coils to add some more bounce. Combination sleepers might prefer this bed over the less responsive original Leesa and Loom & Leaf mattresses.
- Couples might like the Leesa Hybrid, which has great motion isolation and edge support.
- Side sleepers who prefer less sinkage could enjoy the soft feel of this mattress.
- Interested in this bed? Check out the full Leesa Hybrid mattress review to learn more.
- The Leesa Legend is Leesa’s luxury mattress, so it will feel similar to the Loom & Leaf. The Legend is a bit softer than the Loom & Leaf mattress, which strict side sleepers could appreciate.
- The Legend is also nice and responsive, a bonus for combination sleepers.
- Learn more in my full Leesa Legend mattress review.
Studio by Leesa
- The Studio is the brand’s value offering, and it’s more affordable than the original Leesa and the Loom & Leaf.
- The Studio is firmer than the original Leesa so stomach sleepers might prefer this mattress.
- You can learn more about this bed in my full Studio by Leesa mattress review.
- The Saatva Classic has a traditional innerspring feel that might be great for seniors.
- Combination sleepers might really like the bouncy feel of this hybrid mattress.
- If you suffer from back pain, the firmer support of the Saatva Classic could be a great solution for you.
- Find out more in the full Saatva mattress review. Or check out the Loom and Leaf vs Saatva mattress review to see how these two beds stack up.
Saatva Latex Hybrid
- The Latex Hybrid is Saatva’s bounciest mattress. So combination sleepers looking for a super responsive bed might really enjoy this Saatva.
- Back sleepers looking for a firm mattress might enjoy this Saatva.
- Sleepers on the hunt for a durable mattress should be happy with the super long-lasting Saatva Latex Hybrid.
- Learn more in the full Saatva Latex Hybrid mattress review.
Other Common Comparisons
Below, you can find a few more common comparisons.
- Leesa vs Layla
- Leesa vs Nectar
- Leesa vs Casper
- Leesa vs Leesa Hybrid
- Leesa vs Brooklyn Bedding
- Leesa vs Helix
- Leesa vs Ghostbed
- Leesa vs Purple
- Leesa vs Tempurpedic
- Leesa vs Tuft & Needle
- Leesa vs Yogabed
- Loom & Leaf vs Casper
- Loom & Leaf vs Tempurpedic
- Saatva vs Purple
- Saatva vs WinkBed
- Saatva vs Avocado
- Saatva vs Beautyrest
- Saatva vs Allswell
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