Before diving into the details of these two foam mattresses, we looked at the competing companies. A spin-off from the luxury online mattress brand Saatva, Loom & Leaf creates foam mattress with high-end materials but provides a lower price point than traditional spring mattresses. While still excellent construction, Leesa is a start-up company that has quickly rose through the ranks of online mattress companies for good reason. To see which of these two mattresses will work best for you, we looked at nine key characteristics and countless customer reviews.
To begin, we evaluated the construction of each design to see what makes Leesa and Loom & Leaf different at their cores. Lessa is a fairly simple design is comparison to Loom & Leaf, but the materials used make up for the decrease in layers. The first layer is Avena foam—a latex alternative that is highly-rated for premium durability and longevity. This provides sleepers with comfort, cooling, and a bounce only a material similar to latex can provide. Next comes a layer of memory foam that offers increased support and pressure relief. Since memory foam is known for retaining heat, Leesa places this layer below the cooling Avena foam. Supporting these layers is the final high-density support foam, which acts as a base and gives support. Wrapping this foam together is a soft gray and white cover made of polyester and lycra (the same fabric used in high-performance sports clothing). With a nearly seamless design, the cover is stretchy, breathable, and easily snaps into place. Between the cover and foam, Leesa also uses a fire sock in place of a chemical fire retardant.
Looking at the Loom & Leaf construction, this mattress is made up of four foam layers and one gel cooling layer. As a luxury brand, Loom & Leaf use incredibly high-quality materials in the design. On first contact, sleepers sink into a gel-infused foam layer meant for cooling and comfort. This layer of foam includes the same cooling gel that is used for hospitalized burn victims. While an impressive fact, it also lives up to the cooling performance it promises. After this layer comes the memory foam. Known for being supportive, this high-density foam acts as a core for the design to give comfort, contour, and compression relief.
Following the memory foam is a third layer of transitional foam that gives all sleepers an even amount of support. Finally, the base of the mattress is a high-density support foam that provides shape and support. Keeping these layers together is a lush cover of 100% organic cotton. The top layer is quilted with a ⅝ inch layer of foam. While you sink in, you can also rest easy knowing there is an organic fire-retardant layer made of thistles woven into the cover. To finish the design, Loom & Leaf adds gold-thread piping to increase durability and achieve a high-end look.
Relative to the average foam mattress thickness, Leesa falls right into the average at 10 inches. On the other hand, Loom & Leaf has positioned themselves as a luxury foam mattress and therefore has added an additional 2 inches of foam. At 12 inches, Loom & Leaf is one of the thickest foam mattresses available online. Why does thickness make a difference in designs? We share what it means for firmness and overall feel further down.
Due to the extra layers of foam, the Loom & Leaf is heavier than the Leesa design. In a standard Queen size, the Leesa weights in a 71 pounds, while the Loom & Leaf is 93 pounds. Although this will affect you rotating the mattress, it's more important to consider the firmness, sleeping positions that are best for each design, and the price. If you're worried about the Loom & Leaf's weight, know it comes with an in-home delivery and setup service. Since it does weigh less and can be compressed, the Leesa is shipped in a box and decompresses after opening.
Like most other online foam mattress companies, not enough time has passed to see how long the Leesa or Loom & Leaf mattresses will last. Loom & Leaf offers a 15-year warranty on both of their mattress designs, while Leesa gives customers a 10-year warranty. However, the expert mattress review website Sleep Like the Dead created a durability rating based on materials included in the designs. According to this site, both mattresses were given a "fair" rating that estimates they will last 6.5 years.
Picking a mattress based on your preferred sleeping position is one of the best ways to ensure it brings you maximum comfortable. Yet, most people tend to switch between one or two positions at night. To find the mattress that works well for you, think of how you fall asleep and wake up. Are you a back, side, stomach, or combination sleeper? Once you know your ideal position, use the reviews below from Sleep Like the Dead to see how others like you enjoyed the Leesa and Loom & Leaf. For all positions, the sleepers ranged from large (230+ pounds), average (130-230 pounds), and small (under 130 pounds).
Starting with back sleepers, we looked at how comfortable they found the Leesa mattress. Average-size individuals gave it a "good" ranking, while large and small back sleepers ranked it "good to fair". For the Loom & Leaf, the ratings were slightly better. Large and average sleepers gave it a "good" ranking, while small sleepers rated it "good to fair."
Transitioning to side sleepers, customers found the Leesa and Loom & Leaf to be equals for this position. Large and average individuals gave them "good to fair" ratings, while small sleepers gave both mattresses a "fair" rating.
Flipping onto stomach sleepers, the best ratings for both mattresses were from average-size individuals. The Leesa and Loom & Leaf were awarded a "good" ranking for this size, while the Leesa was given a "good to fair" for large sleepers and a "fair" for small sleepers. The Loom & Leaf received lower reviews, with a "fair" rating for both large and small individuals.
In addition to your sleeping position, the firmness of a mattress can make or break a sound night's sleep. The Loom & Leaf comes in two different firmness levels—a Relaxed Firm and a Firm. Using the average firmness scale from 1 to 10, the Relaxed Firm lands at a 6 out of 10, while customers rate the Firm at an 8 out of 10. The Leesa foam mattress is only available in one firmness level, which is ranked as a 6 out of 10. For most sleepers, an average firmness level of 6 is comfortable. The difference between the Relaxed Firm Loom & Leaf and the Leesa comes from the foam. Leesa's Avena foam provides body shaping and cooling, while Loom & Leaf's design has a padded top that absorbs weight and transitions it to the supportive memory foam.
As a high-end product, the Loom & Leaf is more expensive than the Leesa is every size. However, Loom & Leaf opted for high-quality materials and organic fabric. While Leesa also uses quality materials, they are able to keep costs lower by not including materials like thistle and gel that up the price. If price is a major factor for you, know that both mattresses are a great value for the comfort and cost. The Loom & Leaf is just positioned slightly higher than the Leesa, and Leesa usually offers discounts year-round.
Customer ratings vary greatly across online platforms, but the data for both Leesa and Loom & Leaf makes it clear these mattresses are among the best. As a popular brand with great value, Leesa has more reviews than Loom & Leaf on almost every website. On Amazon, Leesa has a 4.2 star-rating to Loom & Leaf's 4.1 stars. Looking at the overall meta data from online websites, both companies are above 4 stars and have more than 80% customer satisfaction ratings.
Determining whether the Leesa or Loom & Leaf is better overall is truly a personal choice. After looking at hard data, reading hundreds of reviews, and looking to the expert review websites, we think both mattresses are a great pick. Nevertheless, there are some differences between the two. If you're looking for a mattress that has a firmer feel, uses organic materials, has a thicker profile, and can provide in-home delivery, the Loom & Leaf is likely right for you. On the other hand, the Leesa mattress is balanced, sleek, great for average sleepers, and is the best deal. No matter which mattress you wind up with, we hope it helps you sleep soundly.