Loom and Leaf vs. Leesa

Loom and Leaf and Leesa are two very popular online mattress retailers, who have made quite an impact on the mattress industry in the last few years.

Both offer mattresses at a fraction of the price of in-store brands, while providing similar if not better quality than much more expensive popular brands, but which would better suit your needs? That all depends on what you are looking for in a mattress.

Read our review and find out more details about these two mattresses.

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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.

 

Leesa

Construction and Materials

The Leesa is a 10-inch combination of memory foam and Avena foam for additional cooling and bounce and it is composed of the following layers:

  • 2″ Top Cooling layer – The top layer is made of 2″ of cooling Avena foam, designed to provide cooling and bounce.
  • 2″ Middle layer – This layer is designed to provide support to the body and pressure relief, and it is made up of 2″ of contouring memory foam.
  • 6″ Bottom layer – This layer is made of 6″ of dense support foam and it provides the foundation for the mattress and works with the top layers to create support.

The Leesa has an extremely soft cover woven from one piece of polyester-Lycra blend fabric that works to provide a cool surface and comfort as well.

Firmness and Support

The Leesa mattress, unlike the Loom and Leaf, comes in only one firmness option designed to appeal to a wide range of sleepers, and it is around a 5/6 out of 10 on the firmness scale, with 10 being the firmest.

I tended to compress the top layers of the Leesa mattress less than Andrew who weights considerably more than I do. Therefore, Andrew did not feel that the Leesa provided much support to him when sleeping, as his heavier weight caused him to compress through the upper layers quite a bit.

The thinner construction of this mattress also caused him to bottom out when sitting up on it which was not the case with the Loom and Leaf.

Leesa mattress, queen size

Comfort

While the Leesa has a soft and comfortable exterior and the Avena foam in the top cooling layer provides a bit of responsiveness and bounce, it does not provide enough support and comfort like some other all-foam mattresses we have tried out to date.

Andrew felt it was not supportive enough for his heavy weight and it caused him to reach the foundation of our bed which, if you are a heavier sleeper as well, may reduce the overall comfort and affect the quality of your sleep.

Sleeping Hot

As for sleeping hot, the Leesa mattress, just like the Loom and Leaf, does a good job here, and it is about average in this category. Its thin cover and the use of the Avena foam layer in its construction provides good air flow, makes this mattress breathable, and eliminates the feeling of stickiness usually present in memory foam mattresses.

Sinkage and Motion Transfer

As it has been already said, sinkage and motion transfer is highly dependent on sleeper’s weight and as Andrew weights around 230 lbs, he pressed through the 10″ Leesa top layers immediately upon sitting and lying on the mattress.

The sinkage of the Leesa also caused motion transfer during the night than the Loom and Leaf as Andrew would sink lower than me, which caused me to roll into him.

Edge support in this mattress is minimal and Andrew’s weight compressed the bed. Lying flat seemed to disperse his weight, but at times when rolling over in the night, he would feel the harder support layer through the compressed thinner comfort layer.

Smell / Off-Gassing

There was a small degree of off-gassing/smell coming from the mattress upon opening the box. It is due to the all-foam construction of this mattress, but it is nothing overpowering when compared to some other mattresses we have reviewed.

Customer Service:

Price

Leesa is pretty reasonably priced when compared to the in-store brands, and it comes in at $890 for a queen. You can save $100 on this mattress by using the link given above.

Click here to read the full Leesa mattress review.

 

Loom and Leaf vs. Leesa Mattress Comparison

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

 Loom and LeafLeesa
Layers2″ 4lb gel memory foam, 2.5″ of 5lb visco-elastic memory foam, 2″ transition loft pad, 5.5″ high-density foam core base2″ of cooling Avena foam, 2″ of contouring memory foam, 6″ of dense support foam
Height 12″10″
CoverMade from 100% organic cotton with a circular knit top, quilted with a 5/8” foam layerSoft, woven from one piece of polyester-Lycra blend fabric
FirmnessRelaxed Firm: 6 out of 10
Firm: 8 out of 10
5-6 out of 10
SupportExcellentLow
Motion TransferVery minimalHigher than in most memory foam mattresses
Price-Queen $1299$890
Price-King$1699$990
Warranty15 years10 years
Trial Period120 days100 days
Shipping $85-$99, full service in-home deliveryFree shipping, arrives in 2-7 days
Refunds & ReturnsYesYes

 

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 Leesa mattress if you like:

  • Memory foam feel – The softness of the Leesa cover combined with the initial soft response from its memory foam layers provide a soft feel typical for memory foam. 
  • Sleeping cool – The thin cover of this mattress and the use of the Avena foam layer in its construction allow easier air flow, make this mattress breathable, and eliminate the feeling of stickiness usually present in memory foam mattresses.