Sunday, June 4, 2023

Loom and Leaf Vs Yogabed – Which is the Better Foam Mattress?

I’ve mentioned before that most foam mattresses on the market follow the same basic design principles. Three layers of foam arranged in different densities. These two have twists on that design, making them almost unique. The Loom and Leaf is, in my opinion, the most advanced mattress on the market. The tech used here really is nothing short of astounding. But the Yogabed arguably manages to create an experience that is similar to the Loom and Leaf, at a significant price reduction. The Question then becomes, which is better? Read on for the full review.

Company Vs Company – Yogabed Vs Saatva

That’s right, the Loom and Leaf is the foam design from those geniuses at Saatva. I’ve made no attempt to hide my love of their flagship wrapped coil mattress, big fan of the classics me, but with the Loom and Leaf they have made something special. The Yogabed comes from a relative newcomer in the direct to consumer mattress market, the firm was founded in early 2015, but they have already proven themselves with this innovative design. The crux of this section of the article is how much each company gives back to their community, and I’m sad to say that Saatva does not appear to have any inbuilt policies on mattress donation, the primary method by which mattress companies give back. They can boast that a Pope slept on one of their beds, but pontiff approval aside, there really isn’t much to recommend here. Yogabed also seem to lack anything in print, but I have found reference to all of their returned mattresses getting either donated to charity or recycled. It isn’t much either, but it is enough to clinch this section for Yogabed. There are other companies with better policies, Leesa for example, and I would like to see more companies emulate them.

Winner – Yogabed

Loom and Leaf Vs Yogabed Mattress Build Quality and Materials

loom and leafWhen it comes to features in the topper material, the Yogabed does not disappoint. The material used seems quite durable and breathable, though seen as they have yet to tell me what it is made from I cannot be as accurate as I would like to be. It is machine washable though, and super easy to remove. No other mattress I’ve reviewed has made removing the topper so easy. It can be done with all the others, but it is a little fiddly, and in some cases requires sewing to get it back on. Aesthetically it is lovely, a nice crisscrossed design with differences in texture that are quite pleasant to the touch. The Loom and Leaf’s topper is made of that most special of materials, 100% pure cotton. I always advise buyers to pick up a fresh new cotton sheet to go with their new mattress, but here it isn’t strictly required. Cotton is wonderfully durable and extra porous, leading to excellent heat dissipation and longevity. It also matches the Yogabed in terms of look. When I imagine a mattress in my head, it is a Loom and Leaf. Add to that the fact that the Loom and Leaf’s topper is quilted and you have an overall fantastic layer. The Yogabed is amazing, but the Loom and Leaf does the same but more so.

Winner – Loom and Leaf

yogabedOn the inside these mattresses are very different from one another. Most mattress in the direct to consumer market aim to be a jack of all trades, and while it is true to some extent here, The Loom and Leaf is much more plush than the medium firm Yogabed. The Loom and Leaf uses four layers of foam, a sturdy five and a half-inch layer of dense support foam, a transition loft pad between the memory foam layer and the base foam and a top layer of gel infused memory foam. All in all it makes a bed that conforms to your contours far more than most others on the market. The Yogabed is laid out a little differently, it has a hyper dense base layer of one inch, topped with a six and a half-inch support foam base. On top of that is their own memory foam gel blend layer, 1.75″ of what they call Yogagel and a final 0.75 inches of Yogafoam. The blend of in-house foams comes together to create a bed that will alleviate back pains more quickly than any other on the market. When we’re looking at the construction alone I have to give it to Loom and Leaf.

Winner  – Loom and Leaf

Yogabed Vs Loom and Leaf Overall Review

This is a hard one to call overall. The topper material on the Loom and Leaf is far and away better than the Yogabed, what with it being quilted and cotton, but calling a winner on the innards is harder. I think this comes down to personal preferences. I love the Loom and Leafs’ design excesses. I think a bed should be an all night hub of softness, but I realize that that can lead to back issues. The Loom and Leaf does offer a more firm alternative, so there are options there, but the Yogabed offers that kind of support from the get go. It is the reason for their hyper dense base layer, and their rapid response Yogafoam, tell me these don’t sound like terrible Dhalsim attack moves from Street Fighter. They both have excellent cooling, and considering they both have a double helping of memory foam it is a necessity. Too close to call this one I’m afraid. It has to be a draw.

Winner – Draw

Loom and Leaf Vs Yogabed – Pricing & Returns Policy

This is the section that clinches the purchase one way or the other. You can see the Loom and Leaf is a little more expensive than the Yogabed. At first glance there appears to be a hundred and fifty bucks between them, but where the Yogabed comes with free shipping, the Loom and Leaf does not, costing $99 more to ship. Add to that the Yogabed comes with both a free pillow and $100 off for the foreseeable future, and we have a clear winner in the price section. That pillow is made from the same material as the top layer of the Yogabed mattress too, their rapid response Yoga foam, so you know you’re getting a good deal there.

SizeLoom and LeafYogabed
Twin XL$799$599
Cal King$1399$949

As mentioned, shipping the Loom and Leaf is $99, where shipping the Yogabed is free. In addition, Yogabed offers a trial period of 101 days, a little more than Loom and Leafs 75. Honestly, there is no tangible difference between those two trial periods, you should know if you want to keep a mattress within a month, it’s why so many companies offer ludicrously long trial periods. Loom and Leaf offer a wide variety of options at point of sale, including foundations, mattress installation and mattress removal for a fee. They also offer a longer warranty than their competitors, fifteen years compared with Yogabed’s ten. Bearing in mind the huge amount of things covered in the standard mattress warranty, those extra five years are well worth it.

In spite of all those nice extra features, what this section comes down to is price vs price. Loom and Leaf cannot match the Yogabed in value for money, an easy choice here.

Winner – Yogabed

Yogabed Vs Loom and Leaf– Conclusion

This review is tighter than it looks. Not for the same reason the Leesa Vs the Yogabed was tight, both of those mattresses are very similar overall, but because these two aim for different parts of the market. The Loom and Leaf is the top of the line option, though it is still amazingly affordable, where the Yogabed is more for the budget conscious connoisseur. The Loom and Leaf wins from a purely objective perspective though.  The level of comfort offered by it is unsurpassed at the moment, but the Yogabed has its niche. If you want a bed that is amazing for long-term back pains, then go for the Yogabed, you won’t be disappointed. If you want the best foam mattress on the market, then go for the Loom and Leaf.

Overall winner – Loom and Leaf

Bedding Add-Ons

Mattress Protector – No point in getting a new mattress only to accidentally spill something on it, or leave you entomology homework on your bed, riddling it with mites. You’ll need a mattress protector, and the SafeRest is one of the betters ones on the market. You can find it pretty cheap on, and we even have a little discount code you can use to make it cheaper still. click this link you’ll get a discount.

Sheets – The most important over looked part of any sleeping experience, next to buying a decent duvet that even I ignore. A good sheet is super important, though less so if you go for a Loom and Leaf mattress. Remember to go for high thread count cotton, it feels better than any other material, is highly porous and extremely durable. The material has been used for thousands of years probably, the ancients cannot be wrong, except when they are. This is the one I’ve been using for the last two weeks, and it is great. 1500 Thread Count Wrinkle & Fade Resistant Egyptian Cotton Sheet.

Barry W Stanton
Irish born writer who drinks too much caffeine and reads too much Terry Pratchett. I enjoy long walks on the server and Korean cuisine.


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