Loom and Leaf vs. Layla

When it comes to getting the new memory foam mattress, purchasing options may be overwhelming. There is a great variety of memory foam mattresses available on today’s market which turns finding the one that can perfectly meet all your needs and preferences into an almost impossible mission. That’s why we’ve come up with this comparison.

In this review, we’ll be focusing on two well-known memory foam mattress brands: Loom and Leaf coming from the makers of Saatva and Layla, a new entrant in the online memory foam mattress space.

The Loom and Leaf mattress comes from a mattress company with a well-established name, while the Layla is a recent entrant to the market. Both are highest-quality memory foam mattresses, but which could be the right fit for you?

Keep reading to find out in our Loom and Leaf vs Layla mattress review.

Loom and Leaf

Construction and Materials

The Loom and Leaf is over 12″ thick and made up of 4 layers of memory foam:

  • 2″ Top Cooling and Comfort Layer – This layer is a 2″ 4lb gel memory foam using a patented gel-on-gel swirl design and convoluted foam laminated to medical grade cooling gel which provides a cool, supportive sleep environment and promotes airflow furthering cooling.
  • 2.5″ Mattress Core Layer – This layer is made of 2.5″ of 5lb visco-elastic memory foam for deep contouring support
  • 2″ Transition Layer – This layer is a 2″ transition loft pad, which serves as a transfer layer between the base support layer and those layers above and provides better support and comfort overall.
  • 5.5″ Bottom Foundation Layer – Thus layer is a 5.5″ high-density foam core base which acts as the foundation and support for the rest of the mattress.

    Loom & Leaf Layers: 1) Quilted organic cotton cover, 2) medical grade spinal cooling gel, 3) gel infused memory foam, 4) 5 lb memory foam and support layer

The cover of the Loom and Leaf is vastly different from the normal thin covers of the most other memory foam mattresses. It is made from 100% organic cotton with a circular knit top, quilted with a 5/8” foam layer that provides a luxurious feel and acts as a natural flame retardant.

Firmness and Support

Loom and Leaf offers two firmness options: the Loom and Leaf Relaxed Firm, scoring 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale, with 10 being the firmest, and the Loom and Leaf Firm, which is an 8 out of 10. This makes the Loom and Leaf suitable for people with different firmness preferences and different body weights like Andrew and myself.

The thick construction and high-density foam of this mattress perfectly supported Andrew’s weight (230lbs) and our hips and shoulders and provided us with the necessary comfort and feeling of massage during the night.

Loom and Leaf split king on Lineal base

Loom and Leaf split king on Lineal base

Comfort

The 12″ thickness of the Loom and Leaf, its tufted quilted cotton cover that includes a 5/8″ foam layer, the 6.5″ of specialty foams, and the exclusive gel cooling layer included in its construction make this mattress a very comfortable one.

When you first lay down on the Loom and Leaf you will feel an immediate softness due to the quilted cover with the foam layer, and the support layers will begin to sense your pressure and react accordingly providing you with a very balanced feel.

The Loom and Leaf will hug your body and provide it with a nice degree of contouring without causing the feeling of being trapped in the memory foam typical for most memory foam mattresses.

Loom and Leaf mattress, split king configuration

Loom and Leaf mattress, split king configuration

Sleeping Hot

Most memory foam mattresses lead to the retention of heat and cause a sweaty sticky feeling, but this is not the case with the Loom and Leaf. This mattress sleeps cool and eliminates any feeling of discomfort caused by a build-up of heat.

The exclusive cooling gel in the top layer of the Loom and Leaf, which is usually found in hospital burn units, allows maximum cooling and airflow and helps you stay cool and comfortable during the night.

Sinkage and Motion Transfer

Sinkage and motion transfer on the Loom and Leaf depend on the model that you select (Relaxed Firm vs. Firm), as well as how much you weigh. The Relaxed Firm that we tested caused more sinkage when compared to the Firm model. But both models, thanks to their thick construction, did not cause us to sink down to the foundation of our bed like most of the other mattresses did.

Loom and Leaf king mattress profile

Loom and Leaf king mattress profile

Both Loom and Leaf models also do a good job of supporting heavier sleepers like my partner when sleeping or sitting near the edge, and they cause very minimal motion transfer with the high-quality dense foam construction doing a great job of insulating movement when turning or adjusting the positions during sleep.

Smell / Off-Gassing

As for smell/off-gassing, it is non-existent with the Loom and Leaf mattresses. They are shipped uncompressed in their natural form, which is not the case with other online mattress retailers and their memory foam mattresses that come compressed in plastic packages, so there is no any smell / off-gassing coming from the Loom and Leaf mattresses.

Customer Service

Customer service is something that Loom and Leaf prides itself on, and it gets high marks in this category. Upon putting your zip code on the site and determining whether the delivery is possible for your area, the mattresses are delivered directly to you by truck and professionally installed.

Other customer attributes include:

Price

The price of the Loom and Leaf mattresses coming in at around $1100 for a queen. This is quite surprising given the exceptional quality materials used in their construction and the direct-to-home shipping and installation.

Click here to read the full Loom and Leaf mattress review.

 

Layla

Construction and Materials

The Layla is an all-foam 10-inch mattress with 4 layers of copper-infused memory foam and base support foam. There is a core inner support foam layer and a comfort layer on each side of the mattress, which provide the different firmness settings when flipped over.

  • 3″ Comfort Layer (Soft setting) – 3″ of high-density copper infused memory foam that provides cooling and improves blood circulation
  • 2″ Support Layer – 2″ of convoluted foam that provides airflow and support for the comfort layers on each side
  • 4″ Base Support Foam – 4″ of 2.o ILD Poly Base foam that provides overall support for the mattress in both comfort configurations.
  • 1″ Comfort Layer (Firm setting) – 1″ of the same high-density copper infused memory foam as 3″ layer.

    Layla Mattress Cross Section

The cover is soft and comfortable, lined with THERMOgel technology that causes the bed to react to your body’s sweat in order to keep you cool at night as well.

Firmness and Support

This mattress is unique in that you can go from a soft feel to a firm feel in the same bed simply by unzipping the cover and turning the mattress over.

The Layla comes by default in the softer configuration from the company, which is around 5-6 on the firmness scale, with 10 being the firmest. When we unzipped the mattress and flipped it over to the firmer side the feel was around 8 out of 10, with 10 being the firmest.

Layla mattress, corner view

The mattress does a great job at supporting both my lighter weight and the heavier weight of my partner without the feeling of being trapped in foam. It is a universal model that will satisfy just about all firmness preferences of the sleepers, from those that like the softer/medium feel to those wanting the firmer one.

Comfort

As for the comfort, the Layla mattress is a rather comfortable as it can satisfy both softer and firmer preferences of the sleepers and provide them with a luxurious feel.

Its soft cover and the all foam construction on the soft firmness allow you to sink in the mattress to a certain degree but not feel trapped. Similarly, if you prefer a firmer mattress, you just have to unzip and flip it over and you will be provided with a firmer comfort level.

Sleeping Hot

The Layla does a great job at sleeping cool, and it is far above almost every other mattress on the market in this category.

All foam beds usually lead to the build-up of heat and the feeling of stickiness, but with the Layla, there is no such problem due to the use of copper-infused foam in its construction. The THERMOgel infused cover contributes to not sweating when sleeping as well.

Sinkage and Motion Transfer

Sinkage and motion transfer depend on which firmness setting you configure the Layla to. As sinkage is largely weight dependant, Andrew sunk down more on the softer side than I did, but this is something he enjoys as he prefers the feeling of his body being contoured in foam which helps support his back and shoulders as well.

Layla mattress

A firm setting of the mattress causes less sinkage and the edge support is also better on the firm setting than the soft for the same reason. The Layla has a good edge support and Andrew did not compress or sink down to the foundation as it often happens with other memory foam mattresses.

When it comes to motion transfer, it is almost non-existent with Layla both on its soft side as well as on the firm side, which is a great benefit for couples.

Smell / Off-Gassing

The Layla releases a minimal amount of smell upon opening of the box, which is quite surprising given the fact that it is an all-foam mattress. All the smell that is present dissipates within a few hours.

Layla Sleep Customer Service:

  • 120-night sleep trial
  • Lifetime
  • Made in the USA
  • Free shipping and free returns
  • Ships in 7 days
  • $100 off with our MFT100 coupon and clicking here

Price

The Layla is very competitively priced at $899 for a Queen ($799 with our exclusive $100 off coupon). This is an excellent price given the quality materials used in the construction of this mattress and its special cooling features.

Click here to read the full Layla mattress review.

Loom and Leaf vs. Layla Mattress Comparison

Below is our comprehensive side-by-side comparison of the Loom and Leaf vs. Layla mattress.

 Loom and LeafLayla
Layers2″ 4lb gel memory foam, 2.5″ of 5lb visco-elastic memory foam, 2″ transition loft pad, 5.5″ high-density foam core base3″ of high density copper infused memory foam, 2″ of convoluted foam, 4″ of 2.o ILD Poly Base foam, 1″ of the same high density copper infused memory
Height12″10″
CoverMade from 100% organic cotton with a circular knit top, quilted with a 5/8” foam layerSoft and comfortable cover, lined with THERMOgel technology
FirmnessRelaxed Firm: 6 out of 10
Firm: 8 out of 10
5-8 out of 10
SupportExcellentGood
Motion TransferVery minimalVery minimal
Price-Queen$1299$899
Price-King$1599$999
Warranty15 yearsLifetime
Trial Period120 days120 days
Shipping$85-$99, full service in-home deliveryFree shipping
Refunds & ReturnsYesFree returns

 

Which Mattress Is Right for You?

Choose Loom and Leaf mattress if you like:

  • A medium or hard firmness – The Loom & Leaf is available in two firmness options: a medium and firm. The medium is a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale and the hard is an 8 out of 10. This makes the Loom and Leaf mattresses suitable for people with different firmness preferences and different body weights.
  • A balanced feel – The padded cover, thick comfort layer, and high-quality materials of this mattress create a balanced feel that will be enjoyable by most sleepers.
  • A mattress that uses natural materials – The Loom and Leaf is known for using plant-based foams, organic cotton cover, and natural fire-retardant thistle.
  • A thick and supportive mattress – The thick construction and high-density foam of this mattress makes it suitable for sleepers of different weights as it provides a necessary comfort and perfect support even to heavier sleepers.
  • Full service in-home delivery – The Loom and Leaf may be an ideal choice for you if you don’t like unboxing the mattress and setting it up yourself as the Loom and Leaf provides full service in-home delivery. The mattress will be delivered directly to you by truck and professionally installed.

Choose Layla mattress if you like:

  • Memory foam feel – Both the firm and the soft comfort layers of the Layla contain copper infused memory foam that provides pressure relief. Its soft cover and the all foam construction allow you to sink in the mattress to a certain degree and provide you with the classic memory foam feel of contouring without the feeling of being trapped.
  • Sleeping cool – The THERMOgel infused cover of this mattress and the use of cooper-infused foam in its construction prevent heat build-up, regulate the temperature and eliminate the sticky feeling that most all-foam mattresses cause.
  • Adjustable mattress – The Layla could be an excellent choice for you if you are not sure which firmness level is right for you as it gives you the possibility to go from a soft to a firm feel in the same bed simply by unzipping the cover and turning the mattress over.
  • Sharing your bed – The Layla mattress due to its all-foam construction causes very minimal motion transfer when changing positions or getting in and our of bed during the night, and it can be a great choice if you plan on sharing your bed with a partner.