The Loom and Leaf by Saatva is one of the most luxurious memory foam mattresses you can buy. It features a unique combination of layers that ensures sleepers get the most profound pressure relief and comfort.
Call it a premium memory foam mattress, organic cotton, cooling gel foam, and 5-pound memory foam are just some of the materials that make this mattress.
Based on previous mattresses we’ve reviewed from Saatva (the latex Zenhaven and hybrid Saatva), it is evident that the company uses high-quality materials and workmanship while also being offered at an affordable price. Also, from the definition, the Loom and Leaf memory foam mattress should be very comfortable. But how valid is this claim? Let’s assess the product in our latest Loom and Leaf mattress review, right from its construction to how it feels when you sleep.
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Loom & Leaf Mattress Overview
Like any other mattress, the Loom and Leaf by Saatva aims at conferring comfort and support to sleepers of all kinds. But there is a unique twist – it comes with unmatched durability, thanks to the high-quality material used in its construction.
These features compare to mattresses such as the Tempur-Pedic®, which costs, on average, 70% more than the Loom and Leaf. Like the Tempur mattresses, the Loom and Leaf is an all-foam bed and dates back to 2011. Thanks to the creativity and intelligent designs from Saatva, when you sleep on the Loom and Leaf, you get the feeling of premium comfort. You can really experience the difference compared to others in this price range.
Unlike most other mattresses purchased online nowadays, the Loom and Leaf mattress is not a bed-in-a-box solution, i.e., it is never delivered rolled and stuffed in a box. Instead, it is hand-delivered and set up in your home by members of their staff instead of third-party couriers.
Mattress Construction and layers
The Loom and Leaf mattress has a thickness of around 12 inches. It consists of 5 core layers, and each segment features a unique material. The combination of these materials ensures that sleepers get a firm, but gentle sleeping surface. In essence, it aims at striking an uncompromised balance between pressure relief and support. Below is a breakdown of the construction:
The cover is quilted and is made of organic cotton. Such material makes the cover breathable, cool, and comfortable. What’s more, the Loom and Leaf mattress cover is a natural thistle flame retardant.
Spinal Zone Gel
This is the topmost comfort layer, and its creation aims at providing proper spinal alignment, which means you have a healthy back without issues while using the mattress. It is a proprietary foam layer with an infusion of cooling gel memory foam. The zone has a low response to pressure, which means the sleeper will sink into the surface for better pressure-point relief. Thus, you won’t wake up with sore shoulders and hips, which are two of the major pressure points. While memory foam mattresses have a reputation for overheating, the gel infusion is a clever inclusion because it regulates the temperature and reduces heat build-up.
Premium Foam Layer
This is the layer that contours to your body for the utmost support. It features 5-pound visco-elastic memory foam and lies immediately beneath the upper Spinal Zone Gel layer. The foam allows for deeper sinking for a full body contouring, hence, providing better pressure relief.
The thickness of this foam layer makes it ideal for side sleepers who intend to have cushioning support, especially at the shoulder and hips when they press into the structure. The good thing about this segment is that it is eco-friendly and naturally cooling.
The Transition Layer
This is a simple 2″ transition loft pad, which transitions the softer upper layers to the firmer base. It is a polyfoam material and has a much quicker response to pressure than the memory foam sections above. Therefore, it restrains further sinkage from the top layers. In turn, it helps sleepers to ease into the firmer base below gradually.
The base is a 5.5″ layer of polyfoam and serves as the mattress’s foundation. It is firmer than the upper layers; thus, giving the mattress its shape and supporting the upper softer layers. As much as this layer is firmer than others, it confers some contouring support for comfort but ultimately the high-density foam adds to the product’s rigidity and longevity.
Loom & Leaf Mattress Models
The loom and leaf mattress comes in two different comfort levels. This aims at catering to the needs of individuals with varying firmness preferences. The comfort levels are:
This is the most common and best-selling model, according to the company. The bed has high popularity because it offers a sweet spot between the harder and the softer mattresses. Most customers describe it as a medium feel. It should be fine for side sleepers, but also back and stomach sleepers too. Furthermore, if you frequently switch sleeping positions at night, it should be just fine.
As the name would suggest, this is typically a hard mattress, and not suited for everyone. You’ll find this mattress to be ideal if you sleep on your back or stomach. Additionally, it’s the ideal option for someone who has been recommended to use a firm mattress by a chiropractor or other healthcare individual to help with joint and back pain.
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Loom and Leaf Relaxed Firm vs Firm
At BetterSlumber.com we rate the firmness of mattresses on a 1 to 10 scale. However, People may find the firmness to be a little different from our ratings, simply because firmness and feel are subjective. Factors like weight, body size, sleeping position, personal tastes, and preferences may make you have a different opinion over the firmness of the mattress. Let’s take a closer look at the two models available for purchase:
The Loom and Leaf Relaxed Firm, in our opinion, is a 6. The combination of gentle memory foam and supportive poly foam creates a balanced, medium vibe. Remember, 5-6 is the industry standard for medium firmness. Thus, the Relaxed Firm is gearing towards the firmer side of the medium scale. The thick top layer of gel memory foam should give a supremely soft structure. Far from that, the polyfoam transition and base do plenty to bolster the sleeper, thus preventing sagging and unwanted pressure points.
Since it features soft, dense memory foam, it takes a few seconds for the top layers to pop back to position after releasing pressure. Therefore, you’ll have a little resistance when you roll between positions. If you are an active combo sleeper, you will need more effort to switch position. However, side sleepers will find the Loom and Leaf mattress ideal for them.
As for the Loom and Leaf Firm, we’d rate it an 8 on a scale of 1-10, which in fact is classed as a very firm mattress by our standards. When you lay on the mattress, your body will contour and sink, but very little. You’ll certainly feel how the top memory foam layer conforms to your body shape but offer a less “hugging” experience than the Relaxed Firm.
People with back problems, or even those without but who prefer a hard surface will enjoy the Firm option. Also, overweight people or those who weigh 220 lbs and above will appreciate the high level of support and durability that this option provides. Combo sleepers will exert less energy when moving around and switching positions.
Pressure Relief and Sleeping positions
The human body has sensitive parts that are more prone to experiencing long-term pain than others, i.e., the hips, shoulders, and lower back. Now, if you sleep on your side, back or stomach, you need a mattress that can alleviate pressure so that you have a comfortable night’s sleep. So, how does the Loom & Leaf perform when it comes to relieving pressure at these points?
When lying on your back, weight distributes evenly on the surface. However, you will begin feeling a little sinkage, i.e., the top layer fills the space at your lumbar region. That means the top layer contours to the curves of your body. You will have a feeling of sleeping “in” rather than “on” the mattress. The downside of this is that it is a little bit difficult to move around and change position.
The Relaxed Firm Loom and Leaf mattress is very rewarding for side sleepers because of its impressive pressure relief at the hips and shoulders. The top soft layer conforms to the shoulder and hip shapes. Thus, cushioning them as they press into the mattress. The Firm option isn’t as conforming.
When you lay on your stomach, you won’t experience as much comfort as side sleepers. Hips sink out of line with shoulders, which results in tension at the lower back. However, this will depend on your weight. Petite individuals can use the Relaxed Firm version while heavier individuals should use the Firm version. Generally, strict stomach sleepers should find something firmer for better support.
Combination sleepers find both Loom and Leaf firmness levels to be comfortable, but the Firm allows for better movement. However, weight is a factor again because it gives people a different experience.
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Almost all mattress companies try to address the issue of cooling memory foam heat. In reality, it can be difficult because numerous external factors come into play when it comes to temperature regulation.
The Loom and Leaf mattress keeps you on the cooler side of the spectrum than other memory foam mattresses. This is primarily due to the cooling gel spinal panel, which has been placed for efficient cooling of the usually trapped hot air. The location of the gel, i.e., the center third, is ideal. A lot of heat is generally retained at this layer, thus preventing hot air to travel up to the sleeper.
Motion transfer means the amount of detectable motion from one side of the bed to the other. This is an important feature, especially for couples because when your partner tosses, gets in or out of bed, you don’t want the motion to disturb you.
The Loom and Leaf rates exceptionally well in this category. In fact, both the Firm and Relaxed Firm rate equally as good, and come out top in its class compared to other memory foam mattresses. Memory foam is good at maximizing isolation by neutralizing the motions of active couples. Ultimately, that means better sleep, because the mattress can absorb and contain movements generated by your partner.
Edge support is vital for couples. The Loom and Leaf mattress has decent edge support, but it not very impressive when compared to innerspring or latex mattresses. However, in comparison to other memory foam mattresses, it rates very well. Memory foam as a whole isn’t too great when it comes to providing support while sat or sleeping right up close to the edge. When you lie or sit at the edge of the bed, it compresses a little and doesn’t give you the same support you get from the mid-section of the bed. However, it won’t give you an insecure feeling of falling.
Most mattresses should be replaced within a 10-year period for ideal health benefits. But that doesn’t mean they will perish before this time period. The Loom and Leaf mattress is claimed by the company to last between 10-15 years. This may be true, partly because of the materials used in its construction i.e., Kevlar thread, organic cotton covering, and eco-friendly foams containing soy and corn oil.
Many couples ask whether or not a mattress is good for sex. Mostly, people would be looking for a bouncy experience when posing this question. Essentially, it’s important to know that almost no memory foam mattress can rival the bounce of an innerspring or latex mattress. So, if bounciness is your desired experience for enhanced sex, the Loom & Leaf will not provide that feel.
Below is a list of all the L&L sizes and their dimensions:
|Size||Dimensions (W L H)|
|Twin||38” x 75” x 12”|
|Twin XL||38” x 80” x 12”|
|Full||54” x 75” x 12”|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 12”|
|King||76” x 80” x 12”|
|Cali King||72” x 84” x 12”|
Loom & Leaf Prices
The Loom and Leaf mattress is a high-end mattress. The price is slightly higher than most of the other mid-range gel/proprietary foam solutions such as Leesa and Nectar, and compares more closely to the likes of premium options such as the Puffy Lux and Amerisleep AS2. That being said, its quality is comparable and the price is cheaper than the likes of most Tempur mattresses. Below are some typical prices and sizes:
- Twin - $849
- Twin XL - $1,149
- Full - $1,599
- Queen - $1,699
- King - $1,999
- Cal King - $1,999
Loom & Leaf Mattress FAQ's
Can this mattress work with an adjustable bed?
The Loom and Leaf mattress is designed to pair with the Saatva Lineal™ adjustable base, but will work with any brand. The mattress design enables it to flex with adjustable bases to precision while retaining support and inner structure.
How long is the warranty?
Currently, it stands at 15 years, which is longer than the average 10-year warranty provided with most memory foam mattresses.
Does the company offer free shipping?
Saatva offers free white glove delivery with the Loom and Leaf mattress. An actual person (or two) delivers and installs the mattress for you in the room of your choice.
How long is the trial period?
The in-home sleep trial period is a lengthy 180-days. Try at home for up to 180 days, and if you don’t like it, you can return it.
Is the mattress shipped in a box?
None of the mattresses by Saatva (including the Loom and Leaf) arrive compressed in a box. They take great pride in emphasizing this fact.
Are returns free?
Sadly, you’ll pay a $99 return fee to cover the company’s pickup costs in case you want to return the mattress.
Our Loom & Leaf Ratings
As you can see from our Loom and Leaf mattress review, Saatva’s memory foam product has a lot to offer. Primarily, it is something for all kinds of sleepers based on the two firmness levels available. Not only is it comfortable, but it also oozes high-quality, comparable to some top of the range mattresses like the Tempur-Cloud Luxe Breeze.
Overall, the mattress is a bit pricy compared to other typical all-foam mattresses. However, its quality construction, lengthy warranty, trial period, and free white glove delivery service justify the price.
Comfort – 9/109/10
Support – 9/109/10
Materials – 8.5/108.5/10
Cooling Ability – 8.5/108.5/10
Edge Support – 8.5/108.5/10
Motion Isolation – 9.5/109.5/10
Sleep Trial – 10/1010/10
Warranty – 9/109/10
Value For Money – 10/1010/10