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Loom & Leaf - Too Expensive?

Review by Andy David
Mattress expert Updated Dec 2019

Summary 

  • Loom & Leaf is a premium quality memory foam mattress. Unlike many cheaper mattress brands, it does not ship compressed in a box. Instead the company provides free white glove delivery.
  • The mattress costs $1,499 for queen-size. This is one of the most expensive all-foam mattresses online. More affordable, similar quality options like Nectar give shoppers better value and have a zero-risk trial.
  • Loom & Leaf is best for average weight back and side sleepers. Stomach sleepers and heavy people get better support on a hybrid mattress. Lightweight side sleepers will prefer more affordable options like Nectar and Leesa.

What’s unique about this mattress?

Loom & Leaf is a luxury memory foam mattress made by the American company, Saatva. It is different from most online mattress brands because it does not ship compressed in a box.

Instead, the company provides free white glove delivery. A team will deliver the mattress, set it up, and remove the old mattress. This level of service is comparable to the premium range of Tempur-Pedic mattresses.

At $1,499 for queen-size, Loom & Leaf is not a budget mattress. Customers benefit from a cheaper price than similar quality in-store brands. But the price is still too high for what the mattress is.

Better value, more affordable memory foam mattresses like Nectar retail at $799 for queen-size. Competitors like Nectar and Leesa also come with a 100% risk-free trial period. Loom & Leaf’s trial is not zero-risk because the company charges $99 for returns.

Who is the mattress best for?

  • Back Sleepers – Average weight back sleepers get good support on the relaxed-firm (medium-firm) mattress. The foam contours well to the hips and lumbar area to prevent lower back pain. The mattress also works well for lightweight back sleepers who like a slightly firmer feel.
  • Side Sleepers – The mattress provides good pressure relief for average weight side sleepers. The foam layers protect the hips and shoulders to relieve aches and pains. Loom & Leaf is too firm for lightweight side sleepers and lacks support for heavy side sleepers.
  • Couples – Couples of light and average body weight enjoy decent support and durability. There is good motion isolation for couples who toss and turn. Heavy couples can get better support on a hybrid mattress.
  • People Who Want Luxury Service – Loom & Leaf has a premium look and feel. It ships ready to sleep on (not compressed in a box). The mattress comes with free white glove delivery and free old mattress removal.

Who should avoid this mattress? 

  • Value Shoppers – Loom & Leaf costs $1,499 for queen-size. Value shoppers should consider more affordable, better value options. Nectar mattress retails at $799 for queen-size and has similar durability and quality.
  • Hot Sleepers – People who overheat at night should avoid Loom & Leaf. The quilted top layer is plush and feels warm to the touch. The airflow is also lacking due to the memory foam layers. Hybrid beds are better for cooling.
  • Combination Sleepers – The mattress has a classic memory foam feel that slowly contours to the body. Combo sleepers who switch positions may feel “stuck in the mud” at times. More responsive memory foam mattresses like Leesa work better.
  • Stomach Sleepers – Average and heavy weight stomach sleepers need better support for the hips and abdomen. The memory foam layers will sink too far down and cause back pain. Lightweight stomach sleepers will be okay on the relaxed-firm option.
  • Heavy SleepersHeavy people over 250 lbs need the support of a hybrid mattress. Especially heavy back and stomach sleepers. Even on the firm option, the all-foam design will sink too far down, causing sagging and back pain.

Back Pain Relief

  • Loom & Leaf is a good choice for average weight back sleepers. Memory foam provides great lumbar support to prevent lower back pain. Average weight back sleepers can choose the relaxed-firm (most popular) or firm option.
  • Average weight side sleepers get neutral spine alignment on Loom & Leaf. This is important to prevent back and neck pain. Lightweight and heavy side sleepers will find the mattress too soft or too firm for back pain relief.
  • Lightweight sleepers with back pain do not need Loom & Leaf’s 12-inch thickness. More affordable options like Nectar work just as well. Nectar also gives better pressure relief and spine alignment for lightweight side sleepers.

Side Sleepers

  • The mattress has a luxury quilted cover with a plush, cushion-like feel. This gives side sleepers pressure relief for the hips and shoulders. Average weight side sleepers get the best joint protection and spine alignment.
  • There are two upper memory foam comfort layers. These give a nice conforming feel and adapt to the curves of the body. Average weight side sleepers push through the layers without pain and never sink too far down.
  • Lightweight side sleepers do not need to pay the high price for Loom & Leaf. Nectar is a great value, affordable alternative for lightweight sleepers. Loom & Leaf is too expensive for the needs of lightweight people.
  • Heavy side sleepers over 250 lbs need the support of a hybrid mattress. Loom & Leaf does not provide enough long-term durability for heavy people. Hybrid mattresses like Saatva are better alternatives for heavy side sleepers.

Couples

  • Loom & Leaf is a decent option for lightweight and average weight couples. The mattress is made in the USA from high-density memory foam. But better value options like Nectar work just as well for a cheaper price.
  • The motion isolation is good for couples who toss and turn. The memory foam layers dampen vibrations across the mattress surface. People who switch positions can move around without disturbing their partner.
  • The mattress lacks bounce and response due to slow responding memory foam. This makes it more difficult to move around on. More responsive foam mattresses like Leesa prevent any “stuck in the mud” feel.
  • There is above average edge support for a foam mattress. This is due to the 12-inch height and premium memory foam. But better edge support can be found on more affordable hybrid mattresses like Saatva.

Heavy People

  • Loom & Leaf supports heavy people more than most memory foam mattresses. The 12-inch thickness and foam layers work better than thinner mattresses. But the long-term durability is questionable for heavy people over 250 lbs.
  • Heavy back sleepers find decent comfort on the firm option. But there is some sinkage around the hips and abdomen. More affordable and supportive options for heavy back sleepers are hybrid beds like Saatva and Titan.
  • There is enough pressure relief for heavy side sleepers. The 12-inch height provides good pain relief for the hips and shoulders. But memory foam is not the best material for keeping heavy side sleepers afloat over time.

Cooling

  • Loom & Leaf is not recommended for hot sleepers. Memory foam traps heat and lacks airflow. Although there is cooling technology on Loom & Leaf, it does not make a huge difference to most people.
  • The mattress is made from gel-infused memory foam in the upper layer. This helps to prevent trapped heat. A cooling gel panel called Spinal-Zone Gel is placed next to the top layer for extra cooling.
  • Hybrid mattresses work better for cooling because they have good airflow. The pocket coils in hybrid beds allow the mattress to breathe and cool down. Hot sleepers should consider mattresses like Brooklyn Aurora and Bear Hybrid.

Comparisons

Nectar is better value and has a longer trial than Loom & Leaf.

But Loom & Leaf has free white glove delivery and better customer service.

Better Value – Nectar costs $799 for queen-size and is better value than Loom & Leaf at $1,499. The durability and comfort are similar for average weight sleepers but the cost is much more affordable.

Better For Lightweight Sleepers – Lightweight sleepers get better value with Nectar. The mattress works just as well as Loom & Leaf for side and back sleeping. Lightweight stomach sleepers also stay supported on Nectar.

Longer Trial & Warranty – Nectar’s 365-night risk-free trial is the best in the industry. The company also provides a lifetime warranty. This is in comparison to Loom & Leaf’s 120-night trial and 15-year warranty.

Ships In A Box – Nectar ships compressed in a box. Loom & Leaf is not compressed and arrives ready to sleep on. Free white glove delivery is available with Loom & Leaf (including free old mattress removal).

Free Returns – Nectar provides free returns during the trial period. Loom & Leaf charges a $99 non-refundable fee for returns. Shoppers on a low budget who want zero-risk should choose Nectar.

Smaller Height – Nectar is 11-inch thick and Loom & Leaf is 12-inch thick. Both have similar performance for heavy weight sleepers. But most heavy people get better support with hybrid mattresses like Saatva.

Nectar Review: See Review

Leesa has a cheaper price and a more responsive feel than Loom & Leaf. But Loom & Leaf has free white glove delivery and does not ship compressed in a box.

More Affordable – Leesa costs $849 for queen-size and Loom & Leaf costs $1,499 for queen-size. Shoppers on a low budget get better value with Leesa. Despite the price difference, the quality and durability are similar.

Better For Combo Sleepers – The foam on Leesa responds quickly to pressure. This makes it better for lightweight and average weight combination sleepers. People can switch positions easier than on Loom & Leaf.

Similar Trial & Warranty – Leesa has a 100-night risk free trial and a 10-year warranty. Loom & Leaf has a 120-night trial and a 15-year warranty. But Loom & Leaf’s trial is not 100% risk-free due to the $99 non-refundable returns fee.

Ships In A Box – Leesa ships compressed in a box just like Nectar. Loom & Leaf is delivered non-compressed and ready to sleep on. People who need a mattress for use straight away may prefer Loom & Leaf.

Both USA Made – Both Leesa and Loom & Leaf are made in the USA. The foam materials are high-quality and CertiPUR-US certified. There is no toxic off-gassing on Leesa and Loom & Leaf.

Leesa Review: See Review

Saatva is more affordable and has a hybrid design with pocket coils and innersprings. Loom & Leaf has a classic memory foam feel.

Better Value – Saatva is more affordable and costs $1,099 for queen-size. Loom & Leaf costs $1,499 for queen-size. Saatva is better value and provides more reliable support due to its hybrid design.

Better For Heavy People Heavy people get better support on Saatva. The mix of pocket coils and innersprings keeps heavy weight sleepers afloat. The coils also help to prevent sagging (a common issue with all-foam beds).

More Bounce – Saatva is made from foam, pocket coils, and innersprings. This gives the mattress more bounce and response. Loom & Leaf has a classic memory foam feel that hugs the curves of the body.

Same White Glove Delivery – Saatva and Loom & Leaf provide free white glove delivery and old mattress removal. Both mattresses ship non-compressed. They are ready to use on delivery and have no off-gassing odor.

Better For Stomach Sleepers – Saatva is better for average and heavy weight stomach sleepers. The mattress keeps the hips and abdomen afloat to prevent back pain. Loom & Leaf lacks support for average and heavy weight stomach sleepers.

More Height Options – Saatva is available in 11.5-inch and 14.5-inch height options. Loom & Leaf only has a 12-inch height. Saatva gives more flexibility for people who want thinner or taller mattresses.

More Firmness Options – Saatva appeals to more types of sleepers and body weights. The mattress comes in plush-soft, luxury-firm, and firm options. Loom & Leaf is available in relaxed-firm and firm options.

Saatva Review: See Review

FAQs

Loom & Leaf works well for back pain. Average weight back and side sleepers get the best pain relief. The mattress is too soft for heavy side and stomach sleepers.

The mattress works well for most side sleepers. Average weight side sleepers get good pressure relief for the hips and shoulders. Lightweight side sleepers can get better value and comfort with Nectar.

Two firmness options are available: relaxed-firm and firm. Relaxed-firm is about 6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. Firm is about 8 out of 10. Most average weight sleepers enjoy relaxed-firm best.

The mattress is 12 inches thick. This is above average for most online memory foam brands. But more affordable options like Nectar are similar height at 11 inches.

Loom & Leaf is not the best mattress for hot sleepers. Hybrid mattresses sleep cooler because they have better airflow.

Summary

Overall rating
3.7 out of 5
Rated & Review by
Andy David

Shoppers with a high budget who want a premium quality memory foam mattress should consider Loom & Leaf. But better value mattresses like Nectar provide a similar amount of quality and support. Hot sleepers and heavy people should avoid Loom & Leaf.

Key reasons to buy and not buy:

Expensive Compared To Competitors – The mattress is overpriced compared to competitors. Nectar and Leesa are almost half the price for similar quality.

Premium Quality Foam Mattress – Loom & Leaf is made in the USA from high-density, quality foams. It has a luxurious look and feel.

Not Suitable For Heavy PeopleHeavy weight sleepers over 250 lbs need better support. More affordable hybrid mattresses like Saatva work better.

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