Contents of Article
- About The Brands
- DreamCloud and Loom & Leaf Comparison
- And The Winner Is…
We’ve got two mattress disruptors on this episode of “Which mattress is the new love of my life?” In one corner, there’s a hybrid foam and coil mattress with eight different layers and in the other is an all foam mattress with high-quality foams and organic cotton. It’s the proverbial odd couple, but which one is your new mattress?
There are some critical differences here, but we’re going to sort everything out, so you end up with the right mattress. Let’s take a look.
About The Brands
First, let’s get a few things straight right off.
DreamCloud Recap Full Review
What To Like
- hybrid construction with eight different layers
- 365-day sleep trial
- warranty is transparent and extends beyond ten years
- edge support is excellent
What Not To Like
- has only one mattress option
- the mattress isn’t rated for heavy people
Loom & Leaf Recap Full Review
What To Like
- traditional memory foam feel
- adaptive foam layers with organic cotton
- perfect for side sleepers
- excellent edge support
What Not To Like
- not very responsive
- no options for heavy people
DreamCloud and Loom & Leaf Comparison
They don’t have that much in common to be part of the mattress industry disruption. Let’s pick everything apart.
How Are DreamCloud and Loom & Leaf Similar?
Not so fast. We need to figure out the similarities.
Both companies are part of the mattress revolution. They want to deliver luxury style mattresses at a fraction of the cost of most mattress retailers. They accomplish this by shipping mattresses directly to the customer rather than relying on third-party retailers.
The underlying concept for their mattresses is the same. With conventional mattresses of the past, you had one inner core usually made of springs linked together to provide support. There may have been a pillow top to come between you and those springs, but most of them forced your body to conform to the mattress.
Mattresses these days take what we know about body physiology and use different adaptive layers to help you sleep better. Contouring layers sink in where your body naturally widens, such as the shoulder area, while filling in dips in your curves, such as your torso. It keeps your spine aligned while eliminating pressure points and allowing the lumbar region to decompress.
You spend less time tossing and turning to get into a more comfortable position and wake up with fewer aches and kinks at your pressure points. Thank goodness for physiology.
Speaking of physiology, many memory foam mattresses of the past had proper contouring…if you slept near the center. If you tried to use the edge, you ended up sliding off or hugging the mattress in unnatural ways. Same with trying to sit on the side.
Both of these companies have reinforced the edges of their mattresses, so it’s possible to use every inch comfortably. If you sleep next to a partner, this is particularly good news because every inch is precious.
Speaking of partners, does yours toss and turn and continuously wake you up? Old mattresses had a hard time isolating motion to one part of the mattress, making it impossible for one partner to sleep undisturbed.
Both companies have taken steps to prevent that motion transfer by using different layers and foams. The Loom & Leaf has a slight edge because it’s all memory foam, but even the DreamCloud’s hybrid mattress shows little motion transfer.
Another benefit of isolating motion is that if one partner is heavier than the other, it won’t create a dip in the mattress that causes everyone to roll together constantly. Both partners get a flat surface to sleep and won’t accidentally knock heads in the middle of the night.
If you can’t afford the full cost of the mattress, both companies have financing options for qualified customers. You receive a decision within minutes, and then you can check out as usual right from their purchase page. The entire process is seamless.
Some mattress companies leave your mattress in a box on your front door. This style might be convenient if you’ve got someone to help you set up, but you’re out of luck if you don’t.
DreamCloud and Loom & Leaf use white glove delivery service. Someone brings your mattress to you at a specific window of time and then stays to help you get everything set up. They’ll even haul away your old bed, making the transition seamless.
Manufacturing and Customer Service
Both companies might be relatively new, but they commit to keeping their business and manufacturing located in the United States. You won’t have to wait several weeks for a mattress to ship from overseas, and you know what you’re getting when it arrives. You also get the satisfaction of supporting companies who contribute to the local economy.
Both appear to have customer service agents located in the United States as well. It can be frustrating to speak with some customer service departments because of language and cultural differences. These companies have excellent reputations for customer service and seem helpful and quick. In fact, as new companies, their business hinges on having excellent customer service.
How are DreamCloud and Loom & Leaf Different?
Now, let’s get to the stuff you want to know.
Both companies offer a single, one-size-fits-most style of a mattress and have worked to make it as good as it can get.
DreamCloud’s hybrid mattress is an eight-layer, luxury mattress that uses different types of materials to contour and support. The outer material is made of a cashmere blend which is both ultra soft and breathable. The next two layers are contouring foam, one that’s gel infused for better temperature control, and another that’s quilted for better contouring.
The next two layers are denser memory foam that begins to support your body and help transition to the layer of coils. They provide targeted relief by pushing back against natural curves but allowing broader areas to sink further.
The coil layer is a set of micro-coils that are individually wrapped and provide the most support. They also contribute to the integrity of the mattress and give it a good amount of responsiveness. The final layer is another layer of foam that reduces motion transfer and further enhances edge support.
It’s about 14.5 inches deep and rates around six and a half on a ten point firmness scale.
Loom & Leaf
Loom & Leaf uses three layers of foams to contour and support you as you sleep. The very top layer is a gel layer that provides targeted support to your spine and wicks away heat and moisture.
The second layer is a five-pound foam that’s full density. It supports and pushes back against your body to allow your shoulders to sink in but quickly filling in layers around your torso and lumbar region to keep everything aligned properly. It also discourages changing positions during the night.
The bottom layer is a full support foam with air channels that prevent heat from building up in the core of the mattress and reflecting to your body. It also supports the edges.
It comes in two firmness levels. One is a relaxed firm that’s about a six on the ten point scale and the other is a genuine firm that’s rated at about an eight.
There isn’t much difference between the two as far as price, but the DreamCloud is a shade cheaper. It starts around $600 for a twin and goes up to about $1500 for a California King. The Loom & Leaf starts at $750 for a twin but ends up around the same price for a California King at $1500 as well.
One potential hiccup is that DreamCloud’s twin models seem to sell out consistently, so Loom & Leaf might be your only choice there unless you’re a patient person.
Loom & Leaf offers a ten-year warranty for mattress defects. They’ll replace the mattress at no cost to you, provided you’ve adequately supported the bed and haven’t done something crazy.
DreamCloud also offers a ten-year warranty for mattress defects, and they’ll replace the mattress at no cost to you. However, they’ll also either repair a mattress or replace it at their discretion beyond ten years if the bed is deemed defective. DreamCloud has a slight edge here.
Loom & Leaf does offer you two different firmness options to choose from while DreamCloud only provides one. There isn’t much difference between the two, but if you need an ultra firm option, Loom & Leaf’s firm choice might be a better option than DreamCloud’s only mattress.
DreamCloud makes both an adjustable base and a traditional, slatted, platform foundation for their beds. Loom & Leaf doesn’t have any specific accessories, but you do have the option of ordering their parent company’s (Saatva) adjustable base.
And The Winner Is…
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We’re confident recommending DreamCloud as the best choice based on our analysis of key factors that an average, discerning mattress shopper would care most about.
We love the all foam option of Loom & Leaf, and if you want a twin mattress, this one might be your only option, but DreamCloud wins by a hair. It has just the right amount of firmness and responsiveness, but the price as you get into the smaller bed sizes is more attractive.
We also like that it’s a hybrid system and the trial period cannot be beaten. It also has a more flexible warranty, so you know that your mattress is covered for even longer than the industry standard of ten years.
- Quality – Tie
- Price – DreamCloud
- Reputation – Tie
- Sleep Trial – DreamCloud
- Warranty – DreamCloud
- Customer Support – Tie
- Product Selection – Loom & Leaf
For sleepers with specific needs…
A few specific recommendations.
Side Sleepers: Choose DreamCloud
Here’s why. DreamCloud has excellent contouring and edge support for side sleepers without sacrificing responsiveness. It’s a more flexible mattress and hits just the right balance between contouring and support.
Stomach Sleepers: Choose Loom & Leaf
Here’s why. This choice was a hard one, but Loom & Leaf’s ultra firm choice is going to be a little better for stomach sleepers because you won’t overextend your spine in the “Superman” position. Since edge support is reliable, we think you might like this one better.
Back Pain: Choose DreamCloud
Here’s why. Although DreamCloud’s mattress isn’t as firm as the Loom & Leaf firm option, DreamCloud is firm enough. It’ll give you vital contouring and fill in gaps in your lumbar region while discouraging tossing and turning during the night. We don’t necessarily think the Loom & Leaf is any better, and DreamCloud’s other features outweigh Loom & Leaf here.
Heavy People: Choose neither
Here’s why. We get tired of discouraging heavier sleepers from mattresses, but we feel strongly that a mattress needs to consider the needs of heavy people purposefully. Since these mattresses don’t, you’re going to lose a lot of the benefits. Turn to Winkbeds Plus instead.
Couples: Choose DreamCloud
Here’s why. DreamCloud’s hybrid mattress is going to be a lot better for couple’s activities. It won’t feel like quicksand. When everything is over, and it’s time to sleep, motion isolation is excellent, and you’ll still sleep even if your partner doesn’t.
DreamCloud’s logistics win us over here. We love that Loom & Leaf has two firmness options, and we feel that if you’re an unusually hot sleeper or if you’re a stomach sleeper, it might be your bed.
DreamCloud’s warranty and sleep trial help it gain the advantage over Loom & Leaf. Everything else is pretty evenly matched and might depend on your dedication to either innerspring or foam, but we think DreamCloud is going to give you a great night’s sleep. Plus, you get to sleep on it for an entire year before you decide if it’s right for you. It’s hard to argue with a year-long sleep trial. Plus, the warranty is more flexible, so your mattress is covered for longer.
Do logistics ever seal the deal for you? Let us know in the comments below.