Loom and Leaf vs Casper Mattress
Which mattress is the smarter pick, Casper or Loom & Leaf?
Last Updated: September 11, 2020
As two of the most well-known online mattress brands, Casper and Loom & Leaf often get lumped into the same conversation. However, these two mattresses actually have quite a few differences. In this post, we explore those differences so you can make a more informed purchase.
Loom and Leaf Mattress vs Casper Synopsis
If you’re short on time, here are the primary differences between these two online mattresses.
- Feel — The Casper mattress has a soft, neutral-foam feel while the Loom & Leaf mattress has a memory foam feel.
- Price — When comparing the retail prices of their queen size models, Casper came out to be about $500-$600 cheaper than Loom & Leaf. Plus, Casper offers coupon codes.
- Firmness Options — The Loom & Leaf mattress comes in two different comfort levels, while the Casper mattress is available in just one feel (medium).
- Temperature Regulation — We think the Loom & Leaf has a slight edge in terms of sleeping cool.
- Edge Support — Surprisingly, we think Casper provides better edge support.
Those are just the main points, though. There’s obviously more detail behind each of those factors. Keep reading to learn more.
Casper Hybrid and Wave Hybrid
As of early 2019, Casper released two models called Casper Hybrid and Wave Hybrid. They have a similar construction to Casper’s original mattress, which we’re focusing on today, and the Casper Wave mattress.
The major difference is that they have an additional layer containing coils. Mattresses with a combination of foam and coils tend to be more supportive and durable than all foam beds like Loom & Leaf, so we recommend them to heavy-set folks over 250 lbs and people looking for a little bounce in their mattress.
Casper Has A Neutral-Foam Feel
The Casper mattress uses a combination of foams. Most notably, the bed uses a layer of memory foam (just below the top layer) and a layer of open-cell proprietary foam on top. However, you don’t feel much of the memory foam second layer. Rather the bed has more of a soft, neutral-foam feel (i.e. it doesn’t quite contour to your body the way memory foam does). Many people like a neutral-foam feel compared to straight memory foam or latex foam. It sort of falls in the middle of the fairway for a lot of sleepers.
Overall, the bed is super comfortable and accommodating. It even made our list of the Most Comfortable Mattresses on the market.
What’s also neat about the Casper mattress is the technology inside. In early 2018, Casper introduced their Zoned Support layer below the layer of memory foam. This special layer is split into thirds and designed to provide support and pressure relief exactly where you need it.
The top and bottom portions of the layer are slightly softer to provide more pressure relief for your shoulders and legs, while the middle portion is slightly firmer to provide more support under your lower back and trunk.
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The Casper Mattress Is Cheaper
If you’re on a tight budget, Casper is the clear winner. The Casper mattress is priced much cheaper than Loom & Leaf. The difference will vary depending on what size you’re looking at, but a queen size mattress retails for about $1,100 and Loom & Leaf has an MSRP around $1,700.
Plus, that doesn’t even take into account coupon codes. Casper is much more aggressive than Loom & Leaf when it comes to discounts. You can almost always find some sort of promo code to make the Casper mattress even more affordable. Check the box on the right to see what sort of promotion the company is currently offering.
If Casper is still out of your price range, be sure to check out our Best Budget Beds list.
The Casper Bed Is More Responsive
The Casper mattress (proprietary foam top layer) is slightly more responsive than the Loom & Leaf mattress (memory foam top layer). What we mean by responsive is that the top layers pop back into place much quicker after pressure is released.
Responsive beds make it much easier for active sleepers who move around a lot to switch positions. In other words, you won’t feel like you’re “stuck in the mud” on the Casper mattress.
This somewhat of a minor point, but it’s still worth mentioning. Casper offers completely free returns while Loom & Leaf will charge you a $99 return fee. If you’re an indecisive consumer or you’re just not completely sure what kind of mattress you like, keep this point in mind, especially if you’re on a super tight shopping budget.
Loom & Leaf Has A Memory Foam Feel
If you like memory foam, you’ll like this bed. The Loom & Leaf mattress is a premium, memory foam bed. The two top layers are comprised of dense, high-quality memory foam that gives the bed a deep memory foam feel. As you lay down on the bed, you’ll sink in a little and the top layers will start to conform to your body’s shape.
A lot of people love this feeling and a lot of people don’t. It’s really a personal preference thing. If you’re in the memory foam camp, though, Loom & Leaf is the clear choice over Casper.
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If you’re a hot sleeper, we think the Loom & Leaf mattress will sleep slightly cooler than Casper, which is a bit of a surprise considering memory foam is generally known for retaining heat.
The Loom & Leaf mattress is different from most memory foam beds in that it uses a cooling gel spinal panel that is laminated onto the top layer. The cooling gel the mattress uses is actually found in burn units of hospitals to help with relief for burn victims. You can learn about the cooling gel pad on L&L’s website.
However, keep in mind that temperature regulation is always a touchy subject considering external factors also play a huge role in how cool or warm you sleep. Factors like what climate you live in, what kind of sheets you use, and how often you run your air conditioner can make a big difference.
The Loom & Leaf mattress is available in two different comfort levels. You can choose between a Relaxed Firm version and a Firm version. We think the Relaxed Firm version comes in right around a medium-firm on the firmness scale and is ideal for all sleeper types. However, if you’re primarily a back or stomach sleeper, you may think about going with Firm version for extra support (especially if you’re on the heavier side).
The Casper mattress only comes in one feel, but this is kind of a minor point considering it too accommodates all sleeper types. It doesn’t matter whether you spend the majority of your time on your back, stomach, or side.
How Casper and Loom & Leaf Are Similar
By now you know the main areas in which Casper and Loom & Leaf are different. But what do they have in common?
Both Beds Accommodate All Sleeper Types
As we alluded to above, we think both the Casper and Loom & Leaf mattresses are ideal for all types of sleepers. Both beds provide a good amount of pressure relief for side sleepers and enough support for back and stomach sleepers.
Better Options For Heavy People
Considering both of these beds are comprised entirely of foam, we don’t think they’re the best options for heavy people (250+ lb). Generally, we like to point big folks towards hybrid and innerspring beds. These types of beds contain coils, which are more durable and provide more support than dense support foams that a lot of online mattresses (like the original Casper and Loom & Leaf) use for their foundations. With that being said, we think Casper’s new Wave Hybrid and Casper Hybrid would be ideal options for those who are more heavy-set.
Coils are known for providing bi-directional support, meaning the coils compress, but also push back against pressure. As such, coils are better suited to handle the extra weight heavy body types exert on a mattress night after night. If you’re set on an all foam mattress, we think the Loom & Leaf Firm version is the best option for heavy folks out of the foam models we’ve discussed in this post, considering its thickness and firmness profile.
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Both mattresses easily passed our motion isolation tests. This isn’t a huge shock considering all-foam beds generally perform better than beds with coils in this department (coils tend to give beds some bounce).
Motion isolation is an important consideration for couples. A bed with good motion isolation means you’ll feel less of what your partner is doing. No one wants to be jostled awake every time their partner rolls over or gets up to grab a glass of water. That can lead to a restless night of sleep.
Casper Mattress vs Loom & Leaf Review Verdict
If you’ve read this far, you probably have a pretty good idea about which of these beds is best for your particular sleeping habits. However, we understand buying a new mattress can be complicated. If you’re still a little unsure, ask yourself two questions:
First, what kind of feel do you prefer? If you like memory foam, Loom & Leaf is the clear choice. If you don’t, Casper wins.
Next, what’s your budget? If you’re short on money, Casper is the clear winner.
We hope this comparison was helpful. Thanks for choosing to spend your time with The Slumber Yard.
Buying Loom & Leaf Or Casper Online
Both Casper and Loom & Leaf offer very friendly customer policies. However, they go about it slightly differently.
The Casper mattress ships for free and arrives at your home compressed in a medium sized box. From there, you’ll want to move the box to your desired room and then unpack, remove the plastic, and unroll the mattress onto your bed frame. Make sure to let the mattress fully inflate for about 24-72 hours before using.
Once the mattress arrives, Casper gives you a 100-night risk-free trial period to test out the bed. These trial periods are the online brands’ way of getting around not having thousands of retail stores across the country where you can test their beds. Basically, if you decide you don’t like the mattress at any point during the trial period, no worries, just contact Casper and they should take care of everything.
The company will arrange for a third party crew to come pick up the mattress from your home for no additional charge. Then, just provide proof (receipt) to Casper that the mattress has indeed been picked up and they’ll issue a full refund. Pretty easy, right? The return/refund process usually takes anywhere from 2-3 weeks. Casper also backs their mattresses with a 10-year warranty. You can read more about it on the company’s website.
Now, all of these policies that we just went over are pretty standard for the bed-in-a-box industry. However, Loom & Leaf takes a slightly different approach.
The Loom & Leaf mattress does not arrive compressed and rolled up in a box. Instead, it comes with free white glove delivery. This means a delivery person (most likely two) will deliver the mattress and set it up for you. You don’t need to do any lifting at all. The delivery crew will also haul away your old mattress for free if you so choose. From there, Loom & Leaf gives you a 180-night risk-free trial period. It works the same way as Casper’s. However, if you do want to return the bed, Loom & Leaf will charge you a $99 fee.
Loom & Leaf takes the warranty a step further, as well. They back their beds with a 15-year warranty. You can read more about what that entails on the company’s website.