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Loom & Leaf Mattress Review: A Firm and Fancy All-Foam Bed

Saatva's Loom & Leaf is a high-end memory foam mattress with multiple firmness options that are perfect for stomach and back sleepers.

McKenzie Dillon Writer
McKenzie, a Certified Sleep Science Coach and proclaimed mattress expert, has been writing sleep content in the wellness space for over four years. After earning her certification from the Spencer Institute and dedicating hundreds of hours to sleep research, she has extensive knowledge on the topic and how to improve your quality of rest. Having more experience with lying on mattresses than most, McKenzie has reviewed over 150 beds and a variety of different sleep products including pillows, mattress toppers and sheets. McKenzie has also been a guest on multiple radio shows including WGN Chicago as a sleep expert and contributed sleep advice to over 50 different websites.
Expertise Certified Sleep Science Coach, Certified Stress Management Coach, Bachelor of English.
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Loom & Leaf

Like

  • Two firmness level options great for back and stomach sleepers
  • It's thicker than most foam beds
  • Comfortable memory foam feel
  • Great at temperature regulation

Don't like

  • Not ideal for a budget shopper
  • Too firm for most side sleepers
  • Not as supportive as a hybrid mattress that contains coils

Product details

  • Type Memory foam mattress
  • Firmness 2 options -- Medium-firm and firm
  • Trial 365 nights
  • Warranty Lifetime warranty

If you're looking for a premium mattress with all the top qualities, look no further than Saatva's Loom & Leaf mattress. Not only does it give you memory foam with an organic cotton top, but it also offers cooling technology for hot sleepers. It's more expensive than your average bed, but it's pulling out all the extras. It's an excellent choice for those searching for a firm memory foam bed, even if it isn't the softest mattress.

Continue reading for my full Loom & Leaf mattress review, which includes its most significant pros and cons and who I think would appreciate it most. 

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Saatva's Loom & Leaf mattress is made with high-quality materials.

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First impressions 

Like the Saatva Classic's sister, the Loom & Leaf mattress has an inviting plush pillow top and a fancy golden trim that wraps around the top and bottom of the mattress. If I hadn't already known this was a luxury mattress, I surely would have known after my first look.

I can tell right away that it's made with memory foam because of the slow-responding, body-hugging nature of the top layers, which gently pull you into the bed. It's firmer than it looks, and it's a little too firm when I'm on my side. Still, it's a comfortable mattress that I can see a lot of people enjoying. 

Video: Loom & Leaf Mattress Review

Watch CNET video producer Owen Poole review the Loom & Leaf mattress.

Firmness

You have two firmness options: Relaxed Firm and Firm. As the names imply, these aren't plushy soft mattresses. Here's how I'd rate them:

  • Relaxed Firm: Medium-firm or a 7 out of 10
  • Firm: Firm or a 9 to 10

The Relaxed Firm model offers more pressure relief, while the Firm model is about as supportive as you could hope for. Keep in mind that the heavier you are, the softer a mattress will feel. For example, if you weigh over 230 pounds, the Relaxed Firm model may feel more like a 5 to 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale. 

Comfort

The Loom & Leaf mattress is about 12 inches thick and is stacked with more layers than the average foam mattress. Here's a breakdown of each of its six layers.

  • On the bottom is a thick, dense piece of foam to help stabilize the mattress and provide most of the support. 
  • Next is a 2-inch foam slab to act as a transition layer between the firm foam on the bottom and the softer foam on top.
  • In the middle is a 2.5-inch layer of dense, contouring memory foam to help give the Loom & Leaf mattress its signature feel.
  • Closer to the top of the mattress is a layer of gel memory foam with little perforations across the bed for increased airflow. 
  • Next comes spinal cooling gel, which is only found in the center third of the mattress under your lumbar region. Not only does it help regulate temperature, but it also helps support your back and promote a neutral spinal alignment. 
  • The pillow top includes small layers of comfort foam and features their Lumbar Zone Quilting, which gives more support to your trunk area. 

Compare this to the Casper One or Nectar mattress, which only feature three layers, and you can see why the Loom & Leaf mattress is a premium foam bed. 

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The Loom & Leaf is crafted with six layers of premium materials.

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Feel

The mattress has a dense memory foam feel because the top layers are primarily made with hugging and molding memory foam. The pillow top layer does help neutralize that feel a little and makes it a hair more responsive than beds like TempurPedic, but you're still going to feel the foam gently wrap around the contours of your body. The memory foam makes it harder for you to switch positions because it takes a few seconds to bounce back to its original form. 

Motion isolation

Memory foam is great at isolating motion, helping prevent you from feeling your partner tossing and turning, waking up for the bathroom and so on. Remember the old '90s commercial with the woman jumping on the bed next to a wine glass? That was memory foam, and the same goes with Loom & Leaf. I don't see motion transfer being an issue on the Loom & Leaf if you share your mattress with a partner (or a spoiled pet). 

Edge support

The perimeter of the mattress is sturdier and stronger than the average foam mattress because of the dense memory foam and number of layers, but it's not as good as its sister, the Saatva Classic mattress. Hybrid beds (like the Saatva Classic) naturally provide better edge support because steel coils, as you can imagine, are more supportive than foam. 

Temperature

Memory foam beds without coils or cooling tech tend to retain heat because body heat becomes trapped in the dense foam of the mattress. The Loom & Leaf mattress is designed with multiple layers of cooling gels and foams to help promote a more comfortable temperature. 

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Saatva mattresses are sourced and handcrafted in the U.S.

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Who's it best for?

The Loom & Leaf mattress may or may not be the best fit for you based on your body size and favorite sleeping position. Believe it or not, it matters.  

Sleeper types

Firm mattresses like the Loom & Leaf are typically best for back and stomach sleepers because the firmer the mattress, the more support it offers. Back and stomach sleepers need spinal support to prevent their backs from sagging into the bed, which is a big contributor to back pain. 

Combo sleepers can probably get away with the Relaxed Firm model, and so could side sleepers who weigh around the 200-pound mark. 

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Firmer mattresses are better suited for stomach and back sleepers as they support spinal alignment at night. 

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Body types 

I typically recommend hybrid mattresses to people who weigh over 230 pounds because all-foam mattresses won't be as long-lasting, durable or supportive as a hybrid bed with steel coils. In the case of the Loom & Leaf, you don't want to spend that much money on a mattress that's going to prematurely hit its expiration date. If you're over the 230-pound mark, consider taking a peek at CNET's best mattresses for heavy people

People under 230 pounds should do just fine on the Loom & Leaf. 

Price

Here's where the Loom & Leaf might turn away a few people: The average price of a foam mattress is around $750 to $850, but the queen-size Loom & Leaf mattress costs $2,395. Luckily, Saatva does offer discounts here and there, which can drop the price of a Loom & Leaf bed by around $150. You can expect even bigger discounts from Loom and Leaf (and other brands) around big retail holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Loom & Leaf mattress pricing

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SizeMeasurements (inches)Price
Twin 38 x 75 inches$1,295
Twin XL 38 x 80 inches$1,595
Full 54 x 74 inches$2,295
Queen 60 x 80 inches$2,395
King 76 x 80 inches$2,945
Cal King 72 x 84 inches$2,945

*Prices listed above are the manufacturer-suggested retail price.

Trial, shipping and warranty 

Saatva's shipping perks go above and beyond most other online mattress brands and offer a long sleep trial and warranty policy. Here's what you can expect if you purchase a Loom & Leaf mattress from Saatva:

  • Free delivery and in-home setup
  • Free removal of your old mattress and foundation
  • A 365-night risk-free trial
  • A lifetime warranty

It's not considered a bed-in-a-box and will arrive in its full form and ready to sleep on. Another perk of this is that you don't have to deal with the off-gassing odor that usually comes with opening a new bed-in-a-box. 

The final verdict

The Loom & Leaf bed is a luxurious memory foam mattress for people with premium taste who need a firm bed profile. If you're also a fan of (or indifferent to) the slow, viscous feel of a memory foam bed, then Loom & Leaf might just be the right fit for you. I'm impressed with how well it regulates temperature, the attention to lumbar support and Saatva's generous mattress removal policy. Beds are a pain to get rid of, so it's nice that Saatva does the dirty work for you. 

Here's a simplified breakdown of who I do and don't recommend the Loom & Leaf bed to:

You might like Loom & Leaf if:

  • You sleep on your back, stomach, or a combination of both
  • You love dense memory foam
  • You have a generous budget for your new mattress 
  • You have an old mattress you want to replace (free mattress removal)
  • You weigh under 230 pounds

You might not like Loom & Leaf if:

  • You want a soft to medium mattress firmness
  • You need a hybrid mattress with coils
  • You dislike the feel of hugging memory foam
  • You're a combination sleeper who wants to easily switch positions 
  • You're on a budget 
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