Loom and Leaf vs TempurPedic Mattress
Check out our comparison on Loom & Leaf and TempurPedic to find out which memory foam bed is right for you
Last Updated: September 3, 2020
Which mattress can you see yourself sleeping on every night—Loom & Leaf, which is a quality memory foam mattress at an affordable price, or the popular luxury memory foam bed, TempurPedic? In this post, we’ll be discussing everything from price, construction, firmness, coupons, and feel to help you make an informed decision.
Before we get into the post, here’s a quick overview of the main points we’ll be discussing:
- Price — Loom & Leaf is less than half the price of TempurPedic, in many cases.
- Construction — Loom & Leaf is made completely out of foam and TempurPedic offers both hybrid and foam options.
- Firmness — Loom & Leaf gives you the option between two firmness levels, both of which are on the firmer side of the spectrum. TempurPedic has a range of firmness levels to choose from.
Now let’s get into the nuts and bolts of our comparison.
A Brief Introduction To Loom & Leaf vs TempurPedic
You know you want a memory foam mattress, and you know you want to spend over $1,000 so you can ensure the bed you end up with is high quality. You just aren’t sure which mattress you’re leaning towards. Both Loom & Leaf and TempurPedic are popular memory foam mattresses made in the USA, but TempurPedic is often close to double the price of Loom & Leaf, if not more. We’ll get into that shortly, but we want to briefly talk a little about each brand before we dive into the ins and outs of each mattress.
Loom & Leaf is one of three models from the brand Saatva, along with the flagship Saatva mattress and Zenhaven. Saatva is a brand known for manufacturing high quality beds that sell for attractive prices. Loom & Leaf is Saatva’s memory foam mattress, and we think it’s a great value considering how comfortable and luxurious the mattress is, especially when you compare it to the bulk of memory foam beds sold online.
You’ve most likely heard of TempurPedic before since it’s one of the most well-known memory foam mattress brands on the market. You can find their products everywhere from online to your local Mattress Land or Ashley Furniture store. TempurPedic falls in the luxury-tier for mattresses, and they’re about as top-of-the-line as you can get for a memory foam bed. They came out with a new series called the TEMPUR-Adapt Series to compete with the online mattress brands who keep growing in popularity, and they’re the main models from TempurPedic we’ll be focusing on.
Price Difference Between Loom & Leaf and TempurPedic
TempurPedic is categorized in the luxury-tier for mattresses, and Loom & Leaf lands between budget tier and luxury tier, but still more towards the luxury side—I guess you could call it “Affordable Luxury.” A queen mattress from Loom & Leaf usually retails around $1,700, which is more than the average online bed, but not by much. You can check the current selling price and discounts on Loom & Leaf’s website.
The most affordable mattress in TempurPedic’s TEMPUR-Adapt series is around $2,200 for a queen size. The TEMPUR-ProAdapt has an MSRP around $3,000 for a queen size mattress, and finally their most expensive TEMPUR-LuxeAdapt model goes for about $3,500. You can see all of the models and check current prices at TempurPedic.com.
Unfortunately, these brands don’t run promotions as frequently as the rest of the mattress industry. So, more often than not, the price you see is the price you pay. That makes TempurPedic, in some cases, twice the amount of a Loom & Leaf mattress. So if you’re a price conscious buyer and it doesn’t make sense to spend over $1,500-$1,700 on a mattress for yourself, Loom & Leaf is still a comfortable memory foam mattress that uses high quality materials. If price isn’t an issue and you like having more options from which to choose, TempurPedic could be a good choice for you.
The Foams Inside Loom & Leaf
Since you can’t see the material on the inside of a Loom & Leaf mattress, let’s break it down layer by layer so you know what you’re sleeping on if you choose to purchase from them. The first layer is 5.5” of dense poly foam, which is just a fancy way for mattress experts to say neutral foam. In the image below, it’s marked as “Support Foam,” but it’s all the same thing.
Next is a 2” thick “transition loft pad,” which is another slab of foam to act as a transition layer between the dense support foam below it, and soft memory foam on top of it. The memory foam above the loft pad is technically called “visco-elastic memory foam,” but that’s just a fancy term. This layer is responsible for providing support and deep pressure relief for those troublesome aches and pains.
You’ll feel the top layer of a Loom & Leaf mattress the most, since it’s the main layer your body will be laying on top of. This final slab is 2” thick and is made out of 4lb gel-swirl memory foam, which is the reason why Loom & Leaf has a memory foam feel.
Inside the top memory foam layer nestled underneath the cover is a laminated sheet of cooling gel to help with temperature regulation.
It’s the same kind of material used in a hospital burn unit to treat burn victims, and you can find it in the center third of your mattress where most of your body heat is retained. This feature is for the folks who tend to heat up during the middle of the night, especially on a memory foam mattress which is known to sleep warmer than other types of mattress materials.
How You’d Feel If You Laid On Loom & Leaf
Considering the fact that Loom & Leaf uses mostly high-end memory foams in their construction, you can probably assume the mattress has a distinct dense memory foam feel. It feels soft-to-the-touch and cozy, then you gradually sink down into the mattress until the material has molded to the shape of your body.
Loom & Leaf offers two different firmness levels: “Relaxed Firm” which lands at a medium-firm on our scale, and “Firm” which we rated as firm also. If you’re a side sleeper, we recommend you go with the “Relaxed Firm” model. It’s not the best mattress out there to accommodate petite side sleepers because they don’t offer any options on the softer side, but we think the memory foam will provide an acceptable amount of pressure relief for you.
Mattresses also get softer over time, so we think side sleepers would sleep just fine on this mattress. If you’re interested in looking at the mattresses we think suit side sleepers the best, check out our list on the Best Mattresses For Side Sleepers.
If you’re a back or stomach sleeper, we think the right mattress for you depends on your weight. If you’re more petite or average sized, you may also want to consider the “Relaxed Firm” model. For smaller body types, the “Relaxed Firm” mattress will be firm enough to properly support your trunk and spine, but it won’t feel too firm for you. If you’re more heavy set, we think the “Firm” model will be the best option for you, and provide you with the most support.
Combination sleepers should also be just fine on Loom & Leaf given that it’s on the firmer side of the spectrum, however, in general, memory foam beds provide more resistance when you switch between sleeping positions. Again, you should have no major trouble with Loom & Leaf, but if you’re curious here’s our list of the Best Mattresses for Combination Sleepers.
Construction And Materials Inside Of TempurPedic
Our team at The Slumber Yard would never condone ripping open your mattress to see what’s on the inside. With that being said, our team at The Slumber Yard ripped open a TempurPedic mattress to see what’s on the inside.
The model we’ll be concentrating on is the Tempur-ProAdapt, but all of the models in the Adapt Series have pretty similar constructions. The most notable differences are the foam densities, and the material used for the mattress’ base. The TEMPUR-Adapt and TEMPUR-ProAdapt beds both come in a hybrid option, so those mattresses will have a coil base instead of foam.
The base of your mattress will start with a dense layer of poly foam (or coils), and the next layer is meant to act as a transition for the dense foam or hard coils underneath. Next comes TempurPedic’s proprietary foams, which basically just means a type of foam especially made for the brand, by the brand.
They’re called TEMPUR-APR Support foam, Original TEMPUR support foam, and TEMPUR-ES comfort foam and they’re the main foams that contribute to the bed’s comfort. For simplicity’s sake, the different foams will just feel like dense memory foam to you. Your mattress will incorporate a combination of two out of these three foams, it just depends which model you want and how firm you want your mattress to be.
Feel Of TempurPedic
Similar to Loom & Leaf, you’re getting several layers of memory foam stacked on top of each other so TempurPedic feels like true memory foam. When you lay down, you get a deep viscous feel and the mattress hugs your body as you slowly sink into the mattress.
You have three firmness options within the TempurPedic Adapt Series: Soft, Medium/Medium Hybrid, and Firm. Their Soft model lands at a medium on our scale, we rated their Medium/Medium Hybrid a medium firm, and their Firm model lands at a firm on our scale as well.
If you’re a petite side sleeper, you might want to take a look at the “Soft” model to ensure you’re getting proper pressure relief. If you’re more heavy-set, we think you should spring for a hybrid mattress model because coil beds typically offer more support in the long run. Like we mentioned before, TempurPedic’s Adapt Series offers a few mattresses with coils in them, and we think those would be more accommodating than the other TempurPedic foam models or a Loom & Leaf bed.
For you back or stomach sleepers out there, we think you should take a look at their “Medium” or “Firm” model, depending on your body type or how firm you want your mattress to feel. The “Medium” model falls in the sweet spot of being supportive, but also pressure relieving; so if you’re a petite back or stomach sleeper, we suggest you probably go with “Medium” unless you really prefer a firm mattress.
Given that TempurPedic offers memory foam beds, you’ll have the same situation as Loom & Leaf with regard to combination sleepers. Your best bet are the hybrid models, but you will get a little resistance when you rotate around.
You love memory foam, but you’re slightly overwhelmed by the amount of memory foam mattresses on the market. If you’re interested in getting a mattress more on the premium side, Loom & Leaf and TempurPedic are both great options from well respected companies. Here are a few things to consider if you still haven’t narrowed down your decision.
- Would you prefer to spend under $2K on a mattress? You may want to check out a Loom & Leaf since it’s still a high-end mattress, but has a more affordable price tag.
- Are you a heavier individual or do want the option for a hybrid mattress? TempurPedic offers two models with a hybrid option.
- Are you interested in purchasing a mattress with a longer trial period, warranty, and cheaper return fee? We suggest you look into Loom & Leaf.
- Do you want the opportunity to purchase a softer mattress? TempurPedic offers a larger range of firmness levels.
Thanks for choosing the Slumber Yard for all your nighttime questions. If you find yourself wanting to know a little more about the mattress’ construction, how to clean the covers, etc. you can head over to the Loom & Leaf Review or the TempurPedic TEMPUR-ProAdapt Review for a more thorough review of the individual mattresses.