YogaBed vs Loom and Leaf Mattress
One feels like memory foam and the other barely does—should you get Loom & Leaf or Yogabed?
Last Updated: October 30, 2020
In this post, we break down the most significant differences between YogaBed and Loom & Leaf to help you decide which is the better mattress for you and your partner. We cover feel, firmness, sleeper type and a lot more.
YogaBed Mattress vs Loom & Leaf Synopsis
Before we get into the full breakdown of this comparison, here’s a quick overview of the major points of differentiation.
- Price — Yogabed is more affordable than Loom & Leaf.
- Feel and Construction — Both mattresses use memory foam in their constructions, however, the feel of both beds differ. The YogaBed mattress has more of a neutral feel, while the Loom & Leaf mattress has more of a standard memory foam feel.
- Cover — Yogabed has a washable cover, while Loom & Leaf has a non-removable organic cotton cover.
Those are just the quick highlights though. Keep reading to learn more about each mattress and how they compare.
YogaBed is owned by Marpac, a sleep company that was founded way back in 1962. Marpac is more so known for their white noise machines but in 2018, they made the move to acquire YogaBed in order to expand their product offerings. You didn’t come here for a history lesson though, let’s get into why YogaBed might be the right bed for you.
Construction, Feel And Firmness
Yogabed is an all-foam mattress with a four-layer construction. From bottom to top, it has a 2″ layer of dense support foam, followed by a 5″ layer of a slightly less dense support foam. Next is a 2” layer of YogaGel Memory Foam, and on top is a 1″ layer of Instant Response YogaFoam. Altogether, you get a 10” thick mattress, which is a standard size for an all-foam bed-in-a-box.
The overall feel of Yogabed is more reflective of the top layer than of the memory foam, which is why you end up with a rather neutralized memory foam feel. It’s far more responsive than your stereotypical memory foam mattress, so you don’t end up feeling stuck in the bed when you try to turn over or get up.
We’d put Yogabed at a medium to medium-firm on our firmness scale, so it lands right in the sweet spot. Of course, that depends on your weight and preferences, but we find that most people are comfortable on this mattress. Very petite sleepers may find that it’s more of a true medium-firm and it certainly isn’t for folks that like a decidedly firm sleep surface, but for many people, Yogabed is quite nice.
Overall, because Yogabed will work for all sleeper types (as long as the sleeper is under 250 lb) and has a fairly neutral, comfy feel, we consider it a pretty safe pick. As a heads up, though, it will start firmer, but will soften as you sleep on it.
Yogabed Mattress Cover
One of the most convenient perks you get with Yogabed is its removable and machine washable cover. This may not sound like a super exciting detail, but for allergy sufferers, anyone with pre-potty trained kids or pets, and women in general, an easy-to-wash mattress cover can be a deciding factor.
While many beds have removable covers, very few can actually be tossed in the washer. Spot cleaning will work if you have no other option, but putting a soiled cover through a wash cycle is way easier and provides a more thorough cleaning, which is why we always give bonus points to mattresses with washable covers.
YogaBed Is More Affordable
If you’re deciding between two products, you’re of course going to want to look at how the numbers compare before choosing which one to purchase. In the case of this comparison, YogaBed is more affordable than Loom and Leaf.
YogaBed also seems to be more aggressive than Loom & Leaf when it comes to sales, deals and discounts. You can check YogaBed’s website or the table at the top of this article to see what kind promotion they’re currently offering. Chances are you’ll be able to save $400-600. If both of these mattresses are a little outside of your price range, no problem, you can always check out our list of the Best Mattresses Under $500.
Loom & Leaf comes to us from the folks at Saatva, a luxury online mattress company with a reputation for manufacturing high-quality bedding products. You didn’t come here to learn about Saatva though. Let’s get into why Loom & Leaf might the be right mattress for you and your partner.
Mattress Construction And Feel
Loom & Leaf is an all-foam mattress with four main layers. From bottom to top, it starts with a dual layer foundation that includes a 5.5″ layer of dense poly foam and a 2″ transition loft pad, which isn’t nearly as fancy as it sounds. It simply serves as a transitional material from the firm base layer below to the comfort layers above. Next is two separate layers of memory foam, and on top of that is a quilted, organic cotton Euro top with incorporated cushion for extra comfiness. Altogether, the bed is about 11-12”, which is a bit thicker than the average all-foam mattress.
The feel of Loom & Leaf is closer to that stereotypical memory foam feel than that of Yogabed. It’s a softer, but dense feel and you do sink into the top layers a bit when you get settled in for the night. As such, this bed is definitely for memory foam lovers. You’ll get plenty of support from the denser base layer of the mattress, as well as nice pressure relief from the contouring and cushion of the top layers.
Loom & Leaf Comfort Levels
The firmness of the Loom & Leaf mattress depends on which comfort level you order. The bed is offered in a Relaxed Firm and a Firm model. On our scale, the Relaxed Firm lands around a medium-firm and the Firm is right there at a true firm.
We’d suggest heavier folks (250+ lb) go for the Firm model, while petite and average sized folks go for the Relaxed Firm. In general, we typically point heavy people towards beds that contain coils for added support, however, we do think Loom & Leaf is one of the few all-foam beds that would work for large folks given its thickness, high-quality construction and firmness profile.
If you aren’t a hot sleeper, the temperature regulation of your mattress may not be a major concern to you, but if you are a hot sleeper, you’ve certainly thought about it.
While we wouldn’t call Yogabed a hot-sleeping mattress (it’s temperature neutral), we will note that Loom & Leaf takes a step to counteract memory foam’s heat-trapping tendency with the addition of a cooling gel strip in the center third of their mattress. It’s a material similar to what you’ll find used in burn units to help cool things down. And we do think it works; we found that Loom & Leaf is a cooler-sleeping bed than many other memory foam mattresses. Loom & Leaf has even more info on their website about the cooling strip.
Loom & Leaf Mattress vs YogaBed Verdict
All in all, there’s a lot to like about both of these mattresses. In our eyes, deciding between the two beds comes down to overall feel, your body type, how hot you sleep, whether or not you care about a washable cover, and what sort of budget you have. With that said, here’s what bed we’d recommend based on each deciding factor.
- Feel – If you want more of a traditional memory foam feel, then Loom & Leaf is the way to go. If you prefer more of subtle, neutral feel, then YogaBed is the safe pick.
- Body Type – Generally speaking, both beds are good options for people who weigh less than 250 pounds. If you exceed this threshold though, we’d have to give the edge to Loom & Leaf (the firm version in particular).
- Sleeping Temperature – If you’re a hot sleeper, you may want to opt for the Loom & Leaf mattress given its special cooling gel center panel.
- Budget – If price is your biggest concern, then YogaBed is the clear winner. After taking into account discounts, YogaBed is typically $400-$600 cheaper.
- Cover – If being able to quickly clean your mattress is an important factor, then YogaBed wins with its machine washable cover.
That’s all we have for you right now. Check below to see how these two beds compare to other popular mattresses on the market.
Like anything else you buy online, bed-in-a-box mattresses come with a handful of policies to consider. Yogabed for the most part offers industry standard policies like many other popular brands such as Casper and Leesa. They’ll give you free shipping, followed by a 101-night trial period that allows you to test out the bed in your home to be sure it’s a good fit. If you decide Yogabed isn’t the right mattress for you, you can return it for a full refund within the trial period. If you do keep the bed, though, it will be backed by a 10-year warranty.
Loom & Leaf’s policies diverge quite a bit from the norm. First, they offer free white glove delivery. This means that a third party delivery crew will bring the mattress into your home and set it up for you. They’ll also remove your old mattress at no additional cost if you’d like them to. That’s a nice perk since getting rid of a mattress can be a hassle and can even come with some disposal costs. Once your mattress has been delivered, you get a 180-night trial period to make sure you love it. If you don’t, your bed is eligible for a fully refunded return within the trial, but you will have to pay a $99 return transportation fee. If you decide to keep your Loom & Leaf, you’ll get a 15-year warranty along with it. We always like to remind folks to read up on the warranty terms for any product before clicking “place order,” though.
Compare To Other Popular Mattresses
Now that you have an idea of how YogaBed compares to Loom & Leaf, you may naturally be wondering about how these two beds compare to the rest of the market. Well, today’s your lucky day. Here’s quick synopsis of a few other beds that you might interested in.
Tomorrow Sleep – A fairly new bed-in-a-box brand that is backed by the mattress giant Serta Simmons. Tomorrow Sleep offers two different mattress models (an all-foam and a hybrid), both of which have a soft memory foam feel somewhat similar to that of Loom & Leaf. Further, taking another note out of Loom & Leaf’s book, the Tomorrow Sleep Hybrid mattress is available in two different firmness profiles (medium-soft and medium-firm). However, as the name implies, the Hybrid model contains coils, which is obviously different than the constructions of both Loom & Leaf and YogaBed. The Tomorrow Sleep beds are also fairly affordable. The Hybrid mattress is priced about the same as YogaBed, while the all-foam model is priced well-below. Overall, you might want to check out what Tomorrow Sleep has to offer if you’re looking for a comfortable memory foam bed under the $1,000 mark (queen size).
Tuft & Needle – This is one of the most popular budget beds on the market. You can often snag a queen size below the $600 mark. In terms of construction, it’s comprised of just two foam layers. Overall, it has a soft, neutral-foam feel somewhat similar to YogaBed. Bottom line, if you’re on a tight budget, then you should check out Tuft & Needle.
Layla – Like YogaBed and Loom and Leaf, the Layla mattress is an all-foam bed. However, what makes Layla unique is that it’s a double-sided mattress. That’s right, you can sleep on either side of the bed. There’s a firm side and a soft side for you to choose from. Regardless of which firmness profile you select though, the bed will have a comfortable memory foam feel. All in all, we really like the flexibility that the Layla mattress provides. Plus, it’s fairly affordable all things considered.