Loom and Leaf vs Puffy Mattress
This is a comparison of a luxury mattress, that being Loom & Leaf, and a mass-market foam bed, that being Puffy.
Last Updated: August 13, 2020
Loom & Leaf is a premium memory foam mattress, while Puffy has gained popularity with their ultra accommodating bed-in-a-box mattresses. In this post, we discuss the main features of each bed, and offer our opinion on why you might like one bed over the other.
There’s plenty to explore when it comes to Puffy and Loom and Leaf, but prior to all of that, let’s take a look at the main points of this review.
- Feel — Loom & Leaf has a memory foam feel, and Puffy is a soft, neutral-foam mattress.
- Firmness options— Puffy comes in medium, while Loom & Leaf offers two firmness levels on the firmer side of the spectrum.
- Price and discounts — Puffy is more affordable than Loom & Leaf at MSRP, and they offer discounts more often.
- Cover — Organic cotton cover vs Puffy’s removable, and machine washable cover.
- Bed temperature — Loom & Leaf is constructed with a laminated cooling gel which makes it a helpful mattress for hot sleepers.
- Company Policies — Loom & Leaf offers free white glove delivery, but Puffy actually has totally free returns.
We like to accompany our reviews with a YouTube video, so check out what Jeff has to say about Loom & Leaf and Puffy above. Otherwise, keep reading for a more in-depth explanation on both mattresses.
Introduction To Loom & Leaf vs Puffy / Puffy Lux
Folks are buying everything online nowadays, so why not buy your mattress over the internet? Loom & Leaf is an online mattress brand owned by Saatva, and is one of three beds in their catalog (Zenhaven is the third). They’re known for having luxury mattresses that could furnish a high-end suite in an expensive hotel, without a price tag that’ll give you sticker shock.
Puffy, on the other hand, is one of the most popular online mattress brands on the market. They sell two beds; the flagship mattress Puffy and Puffy Lux. Both of them are pretty popular among consumers, and they accommodate all sleeper types. We’ll primarily be focusing on the flagship Puffy mattress in this review, but if you’re more interested in the Puffy Lux, you can use the link below to skip ahead to that specific section.
For now, let’ start with the main reasons why the Loom & Leaf mattress might be the right choice for your sleep habits.
Layers Of Loom & Leaf
A Loom & Leaf mattress is around 11”-12” in height, which is slightly thicker than many other all-foam mattresses. The first layer starts with a 5.5” slab of dense support foam to act as a base for the rest of the bed. The middle layer is composed of a 2” thick transitional loft pad, and its main purpose is to prevent you from feeling the harsh foam at the base.
Above the transition layer is a 2.5” layer of five pound visco-elastic memory foam to provide you with support and pressure relief. Finally, the last layer on Loom & Leaf is a 2” thick slab of four pound gel-swirl memory foam, and it’s responsible for making the mattress feel nice and comfortable.
It’s also designed to help with the bed’s temperature regulation. Manufactured inside the top layer is a laminated sheet of cooling gel, because memory foam has a reputation of getting a little hot since it retains your body heat.
The cooling gel in this layer can also be found in hospital burn units to treat fire victims, so we think it’s pretty effective at keeping this bed cooler than your average memory foam bed. We even think Loom & Leaf sleeps a little cooler than Puffy does, so hot sleepers might want to keep this in mind when they’re trying to choose.
Finally, the last luxurious touch is a soft-to-the-touch organic cotton cover that encases the mattress. It’s not removable or machine washable, so if you happen to spill or get it a little dirty, just spot clean it with a mild detergent and warm water.
Loom & Leaf Lands On The Firm Side
Since there are two layers of memory foam in a Loom & Leaf mattress, it’s pretty obvious what the mattress will feel like. It feels like memory foam, but without the traditional resistance. In fact, the pillow top helps to make the bed feel less dense and viscose than it otherwise would be. So, yes, a memory foam bed with a memory foam feel, but the pillow makes the Loom & Leaf mattress something even better in our eyes.
A Loom & Leaf mattress comes in two firmness levels; Relaxed Firm and Firm. Here’s how we rated them on our scale:
Relaxed Firm is the most popular between the two firmness levels because it accommodates a wider range of people. We’d suggest strict back or stomach sleepers consider the Firm model, while other sleepers should probably take a look at the Relaxed Firm model.
Back and stomach sleepers need something on the firm side to support their back and spine, while side and combo sleepers should look at something a little softer that’ll provide some pressure relief too. Even though both of these firmness levels land more on the firm side, we think Relaxed Firm is soft enough to suit side and combination sleepers.
You should also take weight into consideration when you’re trying to decide which mattress is best for you. Petite individuals should look for something a little softer, while folks who weigh 250 lbs + should consider beds made with both coils and foam. The construction of hybrid mattresses makes a mattress more supportive, durable, and long-lasting.
Discussing Price Of L&L And Puffy
When folks are shopping for a mattress, some may be in search of the most affordable option, while others are just looking for the best deal. In this case, Puffy is the clear winner as far as the more affordable choice.
A queen size Loom & Leaf mattress retails for right under $1,700, while Puffy goes for about $1,150. We also see more discounts come from Puffy’s corner, so it usually ends up being about $300 off MSRP. As such, Puffy is typically about $850 after discounts whereas L&L doesn’t run sales as frequently.
Having said all of that, at $1,500-$1,700 for a queen size, we don’t consider the price of Loom & Leaf crazy. After all, it’s a luxury tier mattress that comes with white glove delivery.
Difference Between Two Puffy Mattresses
After Puffy became popular following the release of their flagship mattress, the brand came out with another mattress called Puffy Lux. We’d like to quickly point out a few notable differences between the two beds, so it’s clear why Puffy Lux is the more premium counterpart.
- Price – The Puffy Lux mattress retails for about $600-$800 more than Puffy because it’s considered a more luxury mattress.
- Thickness – Puffy Lux is 2” thicker because it contains an additional layer of foam for extra comfort and pressure relief.
- Feel – Puffy Lux feels like light, airy memory foam; opposite to Loom & Leaf’s dense memory foam feel. But the original Puffy mattress feels more like a neutral, soft foam bed.
The Original Puffy Construction
The flagship Puffy bed is 10” thick, and about 1”-2” thinner than Loom & Leaf. The first layer also begins with a dense layer of polyurethane foam to act as the mattress’ foundation.
In the middle of the mattress is a type of proprietary foam called “Climate Comfort Foam.” Proprietary foam is a fancy term the mattress industry uses to describe a type of foam made by a company, for the company. In this case, its function is to serve as a transition layer between the dense foundation layer on the bottom, and comfy top layer.
Topping the mattress is another proprietary foam the brand calls “Cooling Cloud Foam.” It’s made with gel infused visco polyurethane foam, and we think it functions a lot like memory foam. It went through Puffy’s Variable Pressure Foaming (VPF) process, which means it was manufactured in an eco-friendly manner. We aren’t going to go into the gritty details, but we appreciate their effort to be socially conscious.
Puffy’s Machine Washable Cover
The cover on Puffy is one of its major highlight features because it’s removable and machine washable. There are only a handful of other brands in the online space who do that, including Helix, Yogabed, and Novosbed.
Due to Puffy’s machine washable cover combined with its affordable price, we think this makes it a great mattress for guest rooms, kids, teens, seniors, etc. Just make sure to check the instructions on the cover’s care tag to make sure you wash it on the proper settings.
As far as design goes, we definitely don’t hate the cute little clouds printed all over it. And even though it’ll likely be covered in a sheet, we appreciate the extra attention to detail.
Puffy Feel And Firmness
Up until early 2019, Puffy’s mattress felt more like a memory foam mattress because they used to construct it with 4” of Cooling Cloud Foam, instead of incorporating the 2” transition layer also. Now, we think Puffy has more of a blended, soft foam feel. You might feel a slight memory foam sensation because of its top layer, but not enough to dominate the general feel of the mattress.
Puffy only comes in one firmness level, but it’s right in the middle between soft and firm, meaning it’s an accommodating mattress for all sleeper types.
It feels pressure relieving, but quite supportive at the same time, too. We also think it’s a little easier for combo sleepers to switch positions on than a Loom & Leaf mattress, because you don’t get stuck in a memory foam cocoon.
So what exactly are our final thoughts on Loom & Leaf vs Puffy, which is the better mattress? It ultimately depends on what your preferences are, so we can’t really crown a definite winner. What we can do, however, is help narrow your decision down to five main points.
- Do you love memory foam? Loom & Leaf is dense memory foam while Puffy Lux is light and fluffy memory foam. If not, you should probably go with Puffy.
- Do you want a machine washable cover? Puffy gives you that option with both of their mattresses.
- Are you a warm sleeper? We think Loom & Leaf sleeps a little cooler.
- Are you an extra price conscious buyer? Puffy is more affordable. If you have the money though, Loom & Leaf is a dang good bed.
- Do you want a lifetime warranty, or white glove delivery? For the long warranty, choose Puffy. If you want an ultra easy delivery, you should probably pick Loom & Leaf.
Puffy Lux vs Loom and Leaf Comparison
Since we primarily discussed the Original Puffy mattress above, we thought it was fitting to include a section dedicated to how the Puffy Lux compares to Loom & Leaf as well. Below you’ll find what we feel are the major differences between to the two mattresses.
- Price – Although Loom & Leaf appears to be the more affordable option from an MSRP perspective, both beds are actually priced about the same after you take into account discounts and coupon codes.
- Feel – The Puffy Lux has a light, airy memory foam feel, while the Loom & Leaf mattress has more of a traditional memory foam feel that is balanced out by its euro pillow top. There’s really no winner or loser when it comes to feel. It purely depends on what you personally like more.
- Firmness – As we mentioned above, the Loom & Leaf mattress comes in two firmness profiles, both of which land on the firm end of the scale. The Puffy Lux, on the other hand, lands on the soft end of the firmness scale.
- Ideal Sleeping Positions – Considering the respective firmness profiles of each mattress, we would recommend the Puffy Lux for primary side sleepers and Loom and Leaf for primary back and stomach sleepers.
Those are major differences in our opinion. As you can see, the decision between Puffy Lux and Loom & Leaf ultimately boils down to your primary sleeping position and feel/firmness preferences. Below you’ll find more information regarding company policies for both brands.
Comparing Company Policies
Since we’ve gotten through most of the important information, we want to take a second to gloss over Loom & Leaf and Puffy’s company policies. We know many of you may not be familiar with online mattress processes, so first things first, you’ll get free shipping with both Loom & Leaf, and Puffy. The only difference is that Loom & Leaf offers free white glove delivery, which means someone will deliver your mattress and set it up for you. So the only time you’ll really lift your finger is when you go to click the purchase button online.
When your Puffy mattress arrives, you’ll want to remove it from the box and let it lay flat for about 24 hours. Since it’s been rolled up inside a box for several days, it’ll need some time to decompress.
You’ll get a free trial period to test out each mattress. Loom & Leaf will give you 180 nights, while Puffy offer a 101-night risk-free trial. Either way, you’ll get enough time to make sure you actually like your mattress before you have to fully commit.
For those of you who decide to keep your bed, you’ll get a 15 year warranty with Loom & Leaf, and a lifetime warranty with Puffy. It’s pretty uncommon to see a mattress with a lifetime warranty, so Puffy goes above and beyond in that department.
If you’re somebody who decides to return your bed, contact customer service to get the ball rolling. You will, however, have to pay a $99 return fee to give back your Loom & Leaf mattress. We wish it was free like Puffy, but we understand, considering they had to cover extra costs for white glove delivery.