Loom and Leaf vs Leesa Mattress
See which online mattress is best for you in this Leesa vs Loom and Leaf review
Last Updated: August 13, 2020
Although Leesa and Loom & Leaf are two of the most popular online mattress brands in the world, they're actually quite different. Leesa is positioned in the bed-in-a-box category, while Loom & Leaf (owned by Saatva) is positioned more as an affordable luxury brand. In this post, we'll discuss the pros and cons of ea
Leesa Mattress vs Loom & Leaf Quick Synopsis
If you’re looking for the quick and dirty detail to save some time, here are the major differences between these two beds:
- Feel — The Loom & Leaf mattress has a memory foam feel, while the Leesa mattress has more of a neutral-foam feel. It just depends what you like more.
- Firmness Options — The Leesa mattress comes in just one firmness level. With Loom & Leaf, you can choose between two different firmness options (Relaxed Firm and Firm).
- Price — The Leesa mattress is more affordable, plain and simple.
There is obviously more to consider with these two beds than we could fit into a video or a few listed points. For even more on the Leesa vs Loom & Leaf debate, keep reading.
Leesa is one of the most recognizable bed-in-a-box brands on earth. They’re a big reason why the industry has achieved such tremendous growth over the last several years. You didn’t come here to talk about the industry, though. Let’s talk about the actual Leesa bed.
The flagship Leesa mattress is a 10″ thick all-foam bed that is comprised of three layers. Like most all-foam beds, it starts with a thick layer of support foam on the bottom, which serves as the base. In the middle is a layer of memory foam and on top is a layer of what Leesa calls its LSA200 foam. This is a proprietary foam that is neither memory foam nor latex foam.
Accordingly, due to the top layer, this mattress has more of a neutral-foam feel. What we mean by that is that it takes some characteristics from both memory foam and latex foam. It’s soft to the touch and very comfortable (like memory foam), yet it’s responsive and doesn’t really conform to your body (like latex foam). That’s why we call it a neutral-foam feel.
Another benefit of neutral foam is that since it’s quite responsive, you don’t get any of that stuck-in-the-mud feeling that memory foam is kind of known for. This means combo sleepers will find it easy and effortless to switch between positions.
In terms of firmness, we think the Leesa mattress comes in right around a medium on the firmness scale. Overall, it strikes a nice balance between pressure relief and support. As such, we think the Leesa mattress will work for all types of sleepers.
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Given the bed is only 10″ thick, though, and it’s comprised entirely of foam, we wouldn’t recommend this mattress for folks that weigh over 250 lb. This isn’t a slight against Leesa, by the way. We pretty much always guide heavy body types towards beds that contain coils for added support and durability. If you like the Leesa brand and you’re a big person, you should check out Leesa’s hybrid option, the Sapira.
Moving on to temperature regulation, we think the Leesa mattress sleeps temperature neutral. The mattress won’t cause you to heat up during the night nor will it actively keep you cool. Rather, we think external factors, such as how cool you keep your air conditioner or whether you’re using a dense comforter, will play more of a role in determining your sleeping temperature.
Next up, let’s talk about couples. The Leesa performs well in terms of motion isolation and edge support. It’s not the best mattress we’ve ever tested for these factors, but it will definitely get the job done.
Motion isolation refers to how much movement is transferred from one person to the other when they turn over or get up. The less the better. Edge support refers to whether the perimeter of the bed can properly support sleepers. This is important for couples like to spread out or share a smaller size bed where space is limited.
Lastly, let’s talk price. This is perhaps Leesa’s biggest advantage over Loom & Leaf. Leesa not only has a lower MSRP across the board, but they’re also pretty aggressive when it comes to coupon codes and promo codes. You can usually snag a queen size around or below the $850 mark after discount. Check the table above to see what they’re currently offering.
Loom & Leaf comes to us from the folks at Saatva, which is a well-known online mattress brand. They have a great reputation in the industry for turning out high-quality beds. Enough about Saatva, though, let’s get into the Loom & Leaf bed.
First, it’s important to note that the Loom & Leaf mattress is available in two different firmness levels. You can choose between a Relaxed Firm version and a Firm version. The Relaxed Firm version is their best seller, though. That’s the model we tested and what we’ll primarily be referring to throughout this comparison (although we will touch on the other model, as well).
The Loom & Leaf mattress is a 12″ thick all-foam bed that is comprised of four layers. Like Leesa, it starts with a thick layer of high-density foam, which serves as the foundation. On top of that is a transition layer and then a layer of five pound visco-elastic memory foam. Finally, on top is a four pound layer of gel-infused memory foam. Wrapping all these layers is a nice organic cotton cover.
As you might imagine, given the construction, this bed has a memory foam feel. As you lay down on the bed, you sink down a little and the top layers start to conform to your specific body shape. Overall, it’s a very comfortable mattress if you like the feel of memory foam.
However, as we alluded to above in the Leesa section, this bed does have a slight bit of that stuck-in-the-mud feel. The top layers are slow to respond as you roll over or get up off the bed. As such, combo sleepers may find it requires a little extra effort to switch from their back to their stomach to the side, etc..
In terms of firmness, we think the Relaxed Firm version comes in right around a medium-firm on the firmness scale. Like Leesa, we think the Relaxed Firm version is ideal for all kinds of sleepers. It doesn’t matter whether you spend the majority of the time on your back, stomach, or side. We’d only recommend going with this version if you’re a strict back or stomach sleeper that really needs extra support.
Like Leesa, we’d recommend heavy folks stay away from the Relaxed Firm version given the lack of coils. However, if you are a heavier set person and you’re dead set on either Leesa or Loom & Leaf, we’d point you toward the L&L Firm version. We think this would be the best option out of the two considering its thickness (2″ thicker than Leesa) and likely firmness level.
If you’re not opposed to coils, though, you should check out our Best Mattresses For Heavy Sleepers list.
Moving on, we do think the Loom & Leaf mattress is a good choice for sleepers that tend to heat up at night. The mattress has a cooling gel spinal center panel that is laminated onto the foam. This type of material is actually found in burn units and hospitals to help relieve people who are suffering from burns.
In terms of motion transfer isolation, the bed deadens movement pretty well. This means you won’t be disturbed if you share a bed with an active sleeper who tosses and turns or gets up a lot throughout the night.
When it comes to edge support, though, we thought Loom & Leaf performed just average. As you approach the edge, you’ll notice quite a bit of compression and you’ll get a little bit of a roll-off sensation. As such, if you share a bed with a partner who likes to hog the middle of the bed or you just don’t like cuddling, you may think about ordering up a size for more surface area.
Lastly, in terms of price, Loom & Leaf is more expensive than Leesa, but really, in the grand scheme of things, their beds are actually a pretty good value considering the quality.
Loom and Leaf Mattress vs Leesa Review Verdict
If you’ve read this far (and you’ve been paying attention), it’s probably pretty clear how these two mattresses differ. Just in case you need a little refresher, though, here’s what we see as the main decision points.
First, ask yourself whether you like the feel of memory foam? If you do, Loom & Leaf is the clear choice. If not, Leesa wins.
Next, Are you on a budget? If you are, Leesa is the clear winner.
Lastly, do you sleep hot? If so, Loom & Leaf wins with their special cooling center panel.
We hope this comparison was helpful. Thanks for choosing to spend your time with the Slumber Yard.