Before we get into the body of the comparison, here’s a brief breakdown of the main points we’ll cover:
- Construction and Feel — Loom & Leaf is an all-foam bed with a memory foam feel, while Avocado is a hybrid bed with a mixed latex foam feel.
- Options — Loom & Leaf comes in two different comfort levels, and Avocado has an optional pillow top.
- Materials — Loom & Leaf uses some organic materials and a special cooling gel material. Avocado, on the other had, heavily focuses on organic, and sustainable materials.
Of course, these are just the highlights. We’ve got the details for you below. Keep reading to learn more about each bed and hopefully decide which on is better for you.
Loom & Leaf vs Avocado: Brief Overview
Both Avocado and Saatva (the company that makes Loom & Leaf) are well-reputed brands in the online mattress space. Their products are popular and high-quality, and often end up sharing space on shoppers’ short lists.
Because they both advertise to the eco-conscious crowd, Avocado and Loom & Leaf often find themselves vying for shoppers’ attention. While they’re actually not all that similar, they do have certain points of crossover that land them on the same page of search results.
Loom & Leaf: Construction And Feel
The Loom & Leaf mattress from Saatva has an all-foam construction that’s comprised of five layers. From bottom to top, the mattress has a thick layer of support foam, then transition foam, then visco-elastic memory foam for pressure relief, then gel-swirl memory foam for comfort, then a quilted Euro top integrated into the cover.
The overall feel of Loom & Leaf is a more traditional dense memory foam, but without any of that quicksand sensation. You’ll get plenty of support, as well as pressure relief, without ever feeling stuck in the mattress. Of course, some traditional memory foam lovers like that sink-in feeling, so if that’s you, it’s something to consider before you pull the trigger on a Loom & Leaf.
The firmness profile of Loom & Leaf depends on which comfort level you decide to order. The mattress is offered in Relaxed Firm and Firm options. On our scale, we put the Relaxed Firm at a medium-firm and the Firm at a true firm.
Between the two comfort levels, we think the majority of sleepers will be able to get comfortable, assuming they like the memory foam feel of Loom & Leaf. We’d only caution petite people who sleep on their side to consider a softer mattress because even the Relaxed Firm version of Loom & Leaf may be too firm to provide proper pressure relief for lightweight side sleepers. If you have a lighter body, you may not have enough weight to really feel the top comfort layers of a firmer mattress.
Gel Cooling Strip
For anyone that has trouble sleeping at a comfortable temperature, temperature regulation can be a big factor in choosing a mattress. While memory foam is notorious for retaining heat, we actually think Loom & Leaf is a viable option for hot sleepers thanks to its cooling gel strip. Loom & Leaf has plenty more info about the cooling strip on their website.
The center third of the mattress incorporates a material similar to what’s used in burn units to help keep the bed cooler. The cooling strip on Loom & Leaf is effective enough that we consider this a good option for folks that love memory foam, but also find themselves overheating at night.
Avocado Construction And Feel
The Avocado Green Mattress is a hybrid bed with recycled steel coils and organic latex foam. It’s a simple construction based by an individually-wrapped coil system, followed by a layer of latex foam, and then you have the option of adding a quilted pillow top.
The combination of coils and latex foam give the mattress an almost innerspring feel, but with added softness from the pillow top. The layer of 100% GOLS organic certified latex foam and coils make Avocado a very responsive bed, so there won’t be any sink-in feeling. Avocado also made our list of the Best Latex Mattresses.
Optional Pillow Top
As we mentioned, the pillow top on Avocado is an optional add-on. It’s a quilted organic cotton cover filled with an extra layer of organic latex foam.
With the pillow top, you get two additional inches of cushiony comfort that we highly recommend unless you’re looking for a truly firm sleep surface.
When tested without the pillow top, we rate Avocado as a firm on our scale. With the pillow top, we rate it as a medium-firm. It may not sound like a significant change, but we really think the pillow top makes a difference and can be the feature that makes or breaks your decision.
Avocado’s Natural And Organic Materials
One of Avocado’s biggest sells is their use of organic and sustainable materials. Loom & Leaf advertises this as well, but to a lesser degree.
Their mattress is comprised of 100% GOLS organic certified latex, their wool is 100% GOTS organic certified and sourced from India (or no wool if you choose the vegan model), certified organic cotton, and recycled steel. They also use hydrated silica as a natural and non-toxic flame retardant, and their mattress as a whole is GREENGUARD Gold certified.
Not only does the use of organic material cut way back on any unpleasant “new mattress” smells, but the latex comes with antimicrobial and hypoallergenic benefits, as well. Latex foam is also a naturally cooler-sleeping material than other foams. Paired with the coils, which allow for plenty of airflow through the mattress, that makes Avocado a good option for hot sleepers.
Between Loom & Leaf and Avocado, we can’t name one winner. They’re both quality, comfortable mattresses. The main points for you to consider in your decision making are construction and feel.
- If you prefer an all-foam construction with a memory foam feel, it’s Loom & Leaf.
- If you prefer a hybrid construction with a mixed latex foam feel, it’s Avocado.
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When you buy a Loom & Leaf mattress from Saatva, it comes with free white glove delivery. That means your lovely new bed will be delivered by a regional service, they’ll bring it in and set it up for you, and then they’ll take away your old mattress (unless you want to keep it around for a guest room or something).
You’ll then have 180 nights to try sleeping on the mattress and decide if you want to keep it. If you don’t you can return it for a $99 fee to cover transportation, and otherwise receive a full refund. If you’re content with your purchase and decide to keep it beyond the trial period, it will be backed by a 15-year warranty.
Avocado offers free shipping like Saatva does with Loom & Leaf, although Avocado’s mattress will arrive compressed and rolled in a box. From delivery, Avocado offers a 365 night night trial period. Within the trial, you have the option of returning Avocado for a full refund and no cost to you. If you keep it, it’s backed by a 25-year warranty.
Remember to read up on the the warranty terms for either bed, though. You don’t want to accidentally void your warranty by putting your mattress on the wrong foundation, and it’s always good to know what kind of defects or damage will be covered.