Saatva vs Loom And Leaf: Which One Is Better For You?
The Saatva brand has become quite famous for its affordably priced, luxuriously built line of hybrid mattresses which share the brand name. Now, the manufacturer has gone and cooked up a similarly affordable line of high-end memory foam mattresses that have given established manufacturers like Tempur-Pedic® a run for their money – the Loom and Leaf.
The question many consumers are faced with now is which of the these two to get. This Saatva vs Loom and Leaf comparison is an attempt to answer exactly this question, and should hopefully give you a better insight into the qualities and limitations of each product so you can easily decide which one is more in line with your needs.
Table of Contents
- Quilted, padded cover
- Soft Contouring Feel without much Sinkage
- Cool for a Viscoelastic Product
- Bounce and Contouring In a Single Package
- Euro Top
- Covers a Wider Consumer Segment
|Saatva||Loom and Leaf|
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|Layers Used||100% organic cotton cover, |
Euro top, memory foam pad,
wrapped comfort coils, tempered steel coils
|100% organic cotton cover,
2” 4lbs convoluted memory
foam with spinal gel panel,
2.5” 5lbs memory foam,
2” transition foam, 5.5” HD support foam
|Height||11.5 inches / 14.5 inches||12 inches|
|Firmness||Soft, Medium-Firm, Firm||Medium-Firm, Firm|
|Breathability||Slightly below average||Slightly above average
(for memory foam mattresses)
|Warranty||15-year non-prorated||15-year non-prorated|
|Shipping||Free across the US||Free across the US|
|Discount||No Discount||No Discount|
The cover is made from pure organic cotton and quilted with a 5/8-inch foam layer to create a breathable, soft sleeping surface. The tightly quilted cotton cover yields a tighter initial feel that prevents excessive sinking in the lumbar region.
Underneath the foam is a fine layer of natural thistle that serves as a fire retardant. It is important to note that using a natural flame barrier is in line with the mattress’ motivation of staying environmentally safe.
b. Top Layer
The top layer of the Loom and Leaf consists of 2.0” deep, 4 lbs/cu ft gel-swirl viscoelastic foam that has a convoluted (egg-crate) like construction. This enables it to provide soft, conforming comfort whilst promoting airflow too.
Furthermore, the gel-swirl technology is coupled with a dedicated cooling gel spinal panel to provide optimum heat dissipation. In particular, the spinal panel transports heat away from your lumbar region where much of your body’s heat is concentrated.
c. Second Layer
The second layer is 2.5”, 5 lbs/cu ft viscoelastic foam that provides contouring support for your posture. The 5 lbs density means it will continue to perform for a long duration (since a frequent complaint with viscoelastic mattresses is that they start to get mushy and unsupportive with the passage of time).
Here are some tips to maximize the lifetime of your viscoelastic mattress:
For the normal weighted individual, the Relaxed Firm model overall offers a soft initial feel in conjunction with deeply compressive, responsive support without an excess of the ‘sinking’ sensation associated with memory foam.
This combination of support and contouring is best suited to people who prefer sleeping on their side or those who switch sleep styles during the night since they need a bed that conforms to their posture and keeps their spine aligned, while also responding quickly to any changes in their posture.
• Cool For a Viscoelastic Product
A consequence of the enveloping nature of traditional viscoelastic is that it isn’t good at dissipating your body heat (this is only compounded by its molecular structure, which is inherently a heat retainer). The Loom and Leaf remedies this problem by using newer gel-swirl memory foam in conjunction with a special spinal gel pad to rapidly transport heat away from your body.
The convoluted design of the gel-swirl foam layer means better air ventilation, too, which further promotes cooling.
a. Cover and Euro top
Like the Loom and Leaf, the Saatva also has a 100% organic cotton cover for an airy, silky initial touch. Underneath is a Euro pillow top that is perfectly aligned with the rest of the mattress, and it adds some luxuriously supportive cushioning to the bed while also upping its aesthetic appeal.
c. Second Layer
The second layer comprises 4” deep, 14-gauge individually wrapped comfort coils. The independent action of these coils ensures personalized spinal support without any risk of motion transfer (traditionally associated with continuous coil structures).
Each of these coils is wrapped in foam to promote edge support.
d. Support Layer
The support layer incorporates 5.5” deep, 13-gauge (thicker) steel coils connected by helical wire. This layer is responsible for yielding the springy, deeply supportive feel of an innerspring product. However, its impact is a bit dulled (not in a negative way) because of the adaptive action of the upper layers.
This model offers a healthy amount of contouring and motion isolation due to the soft foam materials used in its comfort layer, and it is ideal for side sleepers.
That said, you can expect this one to transfer some bounce as you move around in bed since it deliberately does not cushion the action of the spring coils underneath.
Bounce and Contouring In A Single Package
By combining a cushioning Euro top, viscoelastic foam, and the individually wrapped coils in the comfort layer with tempered steel connected coils in the support layer, the Loom and Leaf is able to achieve a blend of contouring and bouncy responsiveness that a pure foam mattress simply cannot achieve.
Which One To Get?
The Loom and Leaf and the Saatva are two very different mattresses: the former being an all-foam product focusing on viscoelastic properties, the latter being a memory foam / innerspring hybrid aiming for a combination of bounce and contouring. Due to this, it is hard to draw a direct comparison between the two, and it makes more sense to discuss the situations where each is most suitable:
The Loom and Leaf is also a good choice for people who want a memory foam mattress without having to deal with any heat retention problems that are generally ascribed to this material. The convoluted gel-swirl memory foam layer and the dedicated cooling gel spinal panel are able to achieve heat dissipation that is significantly better than typical viscoelastic beds.
The individually pocketed coils in its comfort layer ensure that the bed doesn’t become excessively stiff as in the case of traditional coiled mattresses, and it provides support that is customized to your sleep style without sacrificing any resilience.
The Saatva is also offered in a plush variant, and you could consider it if you’re looking for something that offers a high degree of immediate contouring (good for side sleepers and lightweight individuals) – that said, don’t expect it to ‘wrap’ around you like a proper viscoelastic foam product.