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|Loom & Leaf is a luxurious memory foam bed that comes in two different firmness options.|
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|The BB Signature mattress uses a combination of coils and proprietary foams to make a durable, responsive, and comfortable bed.|
There are a heck of a lot of mattresses that you can buy online nowadays, and to be frank, all of them seem to blend together, at least if you just pay attention to their ads. Luckily for you, we’ve tested pretty much every bed available today and have a good idea of how each of these mattresses compare. For this post specifically, we are going to focus on the key differences between Loom & Leaf and the Brooklyn Signature mattress, which are:
If you’re short on time, that’s the gist of the L&L vs. BB debate. Not everything is cut and dry, but we are able to draw some fairly clear distinctions between the two mattresses. And, as usual, if you need more information you can consult the individual reviews that we’ve published on both mattresses (links below).
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Loom & Leaf is Saatva’s high-end memory foam mattress. Not only does it have a luxurious look to it, but because of its construction you can tell that Loom & Leaf is not your average online mattress. It has all of the bells and whistles that others ignore, such as an organic cotton pillow top, handles, stitched exterior edges, special cooling gels, and so on. We’ve joked several times that this looks like a bed that belongs in Hearst Castle. It just looks great and is clearly well made.
If you like memory foam and want a deep, true memory foam feel, Loom & Leaf is the way to go. It allows for a good amount of pressure relief and conforms to your body, sort of wrapping you in place. Loom & Leaf even comes in two different firmness options (Relaxed Firm and Firm), which allows you to choose the firmness profile of your bed.
Just so you know, Relaxed Firm is about a medium to medium-firm on the soft-to-firm scale and the Firm is in that firm range. These different firmness options mean that there’s a Loom & Leaf mattress for just about every type of sleeper (side, back, stomach).
One of the best features of the Loom & Leaf mattress is the cooling gel pad in the center third of mattress. This gel pad uses a similar material to what hospital burn units use. You can read about the cooling gel strip on L&L’s website.
The gel pad is designed to cool you down throughout the night but not leave you shivering. It won’t make Loom & Leaf as cold as the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress, but it does give it the edge over the Brooklyn’s Signature mattress. What’s also nice about the gel pad is that it’s positioned in the center third of the bed to cool down your core rather than on the top or bottom third where it would freeze your head or toes off.
Light sleepers will appreciate that Loom & Leaf is an all-foam bed with plenty of memory foam, which does a great job of deadening movement. This means that when your partner gets up at 2am for a glass of milk, the bed will do a great job of isolating that motion so that (hopefully) you are no disturbed.
The Brooklyn Signature mattress isn’t bad here, but it’s hard to compete with an all-foam bed. The pocketed coils isolation motion better than traditional innersprings, but not quite as well as memory foam. Edge goes to Loom & Leaf.
In late 2017, Brooklyn overhauled their Signature mattress in order to better compete with Casper, Purple, Leesa, Nectar, and others. The bed is now available in three different firmness options (Soft, Medium, and Firm) and is designed to accommodate just about every sleeper. Having said that, it’s biggest advantage over Loom & Leaf might be its simplest. Let’s talk price.
Now, if you factor in that Brooklyn Bedding regularly runs promotions whereas Saatva is typically opposed the idea, the price chasm gets even larger. You can click here to see the current deals at Brooklyn’s website. Bottom line: based on price alone, Brooklyn is the clear winner.
The Brooklyn Signature mattress is made with a mix of coils and foams. The overall feel is more neutral, but highly accommodating. In other words, most people tend to really like the feel of the mattress. This is one of those beds that elicits that “aaaahhhhh” feeling when you first lay down.
Just to be clear, despite the fact that it uses a small amount of memory foam, this bed doesn’t not feel like a memory foam mattress. Picture a softer, neutral foam and that’s how the Brooklyn Signature feels, only with more bounce. Of course, the actual technology in the bed is more complicated than that, but for describing how the mattress feels, getting into the minutia won’t be helpful.
We’ve discussed this already, you get it. You can get all of your money back between nights 31 and 119 with Brooklyn Bedding if you change your mind. For the record, they will actually dispatch someone to your house (usually a local non-profit or charity) to pick up the bed; you don’t have to do (or pay) anything.
We have to give the edge to the Brooklyn Signature mattress in terms of its ability to handle heavier individuals. It wouldn’t be top pick for the best mattress for heavy or obese sleepers, but in general coil beds do a better job of managing weight over the long run than their foam mattress counterparts. Loom & Leaf is certainly one of the better all-foam beds for heavier people, but it’s still hard to beat a coil mattress.
Regardless of which of these beds you ultimately choose, if you are over 250 lb you should get the Firm version. The Medium and Soft models will simply be too soft. Yes, they provide nice pressure relief, but they just don’t have the support that the firmer options do.