Loom & Leaf Relaxed Firm vs Firm Mattress Comparison

Choosing between the relaxed firm and firm Loom & Leaf mattresses? In this comparison, we cover the differences in feel and offer recommendations for your sleeping position.

The Loom & Leaf is an all-foam mattress by the online mattress company Saatva. It was released after the success of Saatva’s original hybrid mattress, and is now compared to memory foam mattresses like the Tempur-Pedic

In this comparison, we’re taking a close look at the relaxed firm and firm options. We’ll cover mattress construction, feel, and specs with the goal of helping you decide which firmness level is right for you.

Loom & Leaf Mattress Overview

Customer Rating
MA Score
Trial Period

Loom & Leaf

Customer Rating
MA Score
8.2 / 10

Luxury memory foam mattress made by Saatva


Relaxed firm: 6/10; Firm: 8/10


Memory foam mattress with cooling gel; available in relaxed firm or firm

Trial Period

180 days


15-year limited warranty

Key Similarities

  • Materials: The firm and relaxed firm models are both made in the USA with the same high-quality materials.
  • Sleep Trial: As with all Saatva mattresses, the Loom & Leaf firm and relaxed firm mattresses both come with a 180 night trial period and hassle-free return policy.
  • Free White Glove Delivery: Unlike other online mattress companies, Saatva provides free in-home set up and old mattress removal, rather than bed-in-a-box delivery. You can elect to have your new Saatva bed frame or adjustable base set up as well.

Key Differences

  • Firmness: The most obvious difference between the relaxed firm and firm versions is their firmness levels. The relaxed firm (aka medium-firm) mattress is a 6/10 on the firmness scale, and the firm mattress is 8/10.
  • Pressure Relief: The relaxed firm mattress is softer and provides more pressure point relief than the firm mattress.
  • Support: You’ll experience more support and less sinkage on the firmer mattress.

Loom & Leaf Mattress Review Highlights

  • Safe for All Ages: Loom & Leaf memory foam beds are made with Certipur-US foams, so you’ll notice little or no off-gassing. They’re also protected by a chemical-free thistle flame retardant and botanical antimicrobial treatment. 
  • Spinal Alignment: Regardless of your sleeping position, the Loom & Leaf offers excellent spinal alignment. This feature promotes spinal health and reduces instances of back pain, particularly for side and stomach sleepers
  • Responsiveness: The Loom & Leaf performed well during our responsiveness test, which measures how quickly a mattress adapts to your changes in position. 
  • Cooling Features: The Loom & Leaf is constructed with a breathable mattress cover and gel foam layer that’s infused with temperature-regulating phase change material.
  • Other Options: Saatva also offers multiple firmness options for their other mattress models, including the Saatva Classic, Saatva HD, Zenhaven, Solaire, and Saatva Latex Hybrid.

Compare Loom & Leaf Sizes

Since the Loom & Leaf relaxed firm and firm mattresses are technically the same model, they have the exact same dimensions. The foam in the firm mattress comfort layers is denser, rather than thinner, so they have the same thickness. Additionally, both options are available in Split King and Split Cal King. 

Loom & Leaf
Thickness 12”
Twin 38″ x 75″
Twin XL 38″ x 75″
Full 54″ x 75″
Queen 60″ x 80″
King 76″ x 80″
California King 72″ x 84″

Learn more about mattress sizes.

Compare Loom & Leaf Prices

The two Loom & Leaf firmness options cost the same. Saatva is able to offer lower prices than their competitors because they sell directly to the consumer. This cuts out extra costs to retailers. They also offer financing and occasional coupons for their mattresses. See our full Saatva mattress coupon list.

Loom & Leaf
Twin $849
Twin XL $1,149
Full $1,599
Queen $1,699
King $1,999
California King $1,999

Compare Inner Layers and Feel

The two top layers of foam on the firm mattress are denser and have a firmer feel than those on the relaxed firm mattress. Denser foam isn’t always firmer, but that is the case for the Loom & Leaf.

Mattress firmness is measured by indentation load deflection (ILD). Saatva’s exact ILD numbers are proprietary, but they range from 14–44 lbs of pressure per cubic foot. The relaxed firm is closer to 14 and the firm is closer to 44. In other words, the relaxed firm will have a softer, squishier feel than the firm.

Inside the Loom & Leaf

  • Organic Cotton Cover: The Loom & Leaf is wrapped in a soft, breathable quilted cover. Beneath the top of the cover is a 5/8″ foam layer
  • Cooling Gel Memory Foam: The memory foam top layer has a cooling gel swirl and pin holes that improve breathability. The gel is denser near your lower back, providing extra support to that region. This layer is also infused with a temperature-regulating phase change material that pulls heat down and away from your body.
  • Premium Memory Foam: The next memory foam layer is viscoelastic, meaning it compresses with weight then returns back to its original form when the weight is lifted. It provides contouring to your unique shape.
  • Support Layers: At the base of the Loom & Leaf is a transition pad and two high density polyfoam layers. These base layers add stability and durability to the mattress.

Compare Mattress Performance

The following Mattress Advisor scores are for the relaxed firm Loom & Leaf mattress that we tested in our sleep lab. In this next section, we discuss how the relaxed firm and firm mattresses perform differently based on the density and firmness of the foam top layers.

Loom & Leaf
Shipping 9.5
Trial Period 10
Return Policy 8
Warranty 10
Set-Up Test 10
Motion Transfer Test 5
Edge Support Test 6.5
Pressure Relief Test 7
Spinal Alignment Test 9
Responsiveness Test 8
Cooling Evaluation 7.5
Durability Evaluation 9
Customer Service Score 9
Social Impact Score 7

Pressure Relief

The Loom & Leaf mattress earned an average score for pressure relief. Customers have said that the relaxed firm feels on the firmer side, so it’s better suited to back sleepers and stomach sleepers with small or average body types

Firm mattresses feel softer to those with larger body types, so the firm mattress is better for back and stomach sleepers with larger frames.

You’ll get whole body contouring with both firmness levels, but the firm mattress provides a tighter feel, while the relaxed firm feels more like a hug.

Motion Transfer

The relaxed firm mattress earned a relatively low score for motion transfer; however, higher density foam does a better job of motion isolation, so the firm mattress will do a better job of isolating motion across the mattress surface. This is an important feature for couples or anyone who is easily disrupted by movement on the mattress.


The Loom & Leaf earned a high score for responsiveness. The viscoelastic memory foam layers quickly adapted to our testers’ changes in position. Medium to lower density mattresses are more plush and responsive than high density mattresses, so the relaxed firm option is better for combo sleepers.


Generally, high density mattresses sleep hotter than low density mattresses because they pack in more material per square foot. Less air pockets in the foam equals less airflow and more heat retention. 

We gave the relaxed firm Loom & Leaf a 7.5/10 score for cooling—or slightly above average. You can expect the firm option to feel a little warmer. We recommend hot sleepers opt for the relaxed firm and use cooling sheets.

Which Is the Best Loom & Leaf for You?

The relaxed firm is better for side sleepers, while back and stomach sleepers will feel comfortable on either firmness option. Hot sleepers and combo sleepers should go with the relaxed firm. Couples will get better motion isolation on the firm option. Larger sleepers get better support on the firm option.

Remember, you get a 180-night sleep trial to test out your comfort level with either mattress. You are also protected by a 15-year warranty and Fairness Replacement Option. The FRO enables you to receive a new mattress and keep your original for a prorated cost if you deem the original to be defective.

Read More: Saatva Mattress Warranty

If you have any questions about which firmness level is best for you, the Loom & Leaf customer service team is available 24/7 at 1-877-672-2882 or online chat. Both mattresses are highly rated, so we believe you’ll sleep well whichever one you choose!

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