Loom And Leaf vs. Casper (Spotlight On The Monumental Mattress Makers)

Don’t you hate it when you have a choice to make and you ask for advice and the response is:

“It depends!”

The choice of which mattress to buy is a significant one. As it affects a comfortable slumber, it affects 8 hours of your day. And it impacts your hip pocket in a big way. So what’s the answer to the big question of Loom and Leaf vs. Casper? It depends (sorry!)

These 2 manufacturers  are monumental mattress makers in the online space.

Both mattresses are very popular. Both are made with high quality materials.

So which is a better investment for your comfort and happiness? My Loom and Leaf vs. Casper review will help you make an informed decision.

Introduction

My goal for this site is to find quality products that are environmentally friendly. Due to this I was cautious about the idea of man-made foam since it sometimes off-gasses. Thankfully both Loom and Leaf and Casper are responsibly manufactured.

I discovered that man-made foam creates less allergic response than natural foam.

Additionally, a certification called CertiPUR-US ensures the man-made materials produce no harmful chemicals.

So today we have the battle of Loom and Leaf vs. Casper!

Why are these mattresses different to the rest? 

  • Both Casper and Loom and Leaf use multiple layers of foam to provide comfort. The mattresses ease pressure points but maintain firmness longer than a spring mattress. If you have pains in your body, the foam layers will allow you to lay in a more natural way by aligning your spine. Because you’re able to evenly distribute your weight, you reduce chronic pain.
  • These mattresses are resistant to bed bugs and mold and are hypoallergenic.

What kind of sleeper do these products suit?

Foam mattresses are going to be more squishy than a coiled spring mattress. Also, they will be softer than a cotton wadding futon.

Since firmness is subjective, I’m going to review perceived firmness compared to other foam mattresses.

Sleeper typeVery good for side sleepers
Sleeper ageAges 5 to adult
Sleeper needsGood for people who love the quilted top of an innerspring mattress with the comfort of a memory foam mattress
SizesTwin, twin XL, double (full), queen, king, California king

Table 1 Basic statistics: Loom and Leaf

 

Sleeper typeVery good for back, side and stomach sleepers
Sleeper ageAges 5 to adult
Sleeper needsGood for people with hip, neck, back and knee problems as well as anyone who likes to sleep on this type of mattress
SizesTwin, twin XL, double (full), queen, king, California king

Table 2 Basic statistics: Casper

 

Main features

  1. Both mattresses use multiple layers to provide a better sleeping experience that is beneficial to you and safe for the environment.
  2. Both mattresses have a top layer which is all about cooling you at night.
  3. Loom and Leaf is manufactured in the United States and Canada.
  4. Almost all of the Casper mattresses are handmade in the United States. Most of the components are produced in the US. The border fabric is manufactured in Belgium and some of the covers are assembled in Mexico. 

Pros and cons

  • Casper is good for all sleeping types. Loom and Leaf is better for side sleepers.
  • The Relaxed Firm Loom and Leaf mattress is a little less firm than the Casper mattress. However if you prefer a firmer mattress, Loom and Leaf also has a Firm version. Check out my review here. Casper only has one level of firmness.
  • You can use normal sized bed sheets on both brands as they are standard mattress sizes.

What materials are inside the mattresses for better health?

Loom and Leaf and Casper are similar in that they have multiple layers that form their mattresses. They both have a support foam bottom layer and a memory foam middle layer.

For the top comfort layer, Casper uses an open-cell synthetic latex foam to provide cooling. Since some people are allergic or sensitive to natural latex, Casper chose synthetic materials to reduce any reactions.

Meanwhile Loom and Leaf mattresses have cooling channels built into the support layer as well as cooling gel in the top layer. Additionally, their mattress cover is made from organic cotton which they feel provides additional cooling. The cover is not intended to be removed. It has handles to make it easier to move around.

The Casper cover is a polyester cotton blend. Although it has a zipper, it isn’t intended to be removed. There are no handles.

Both mattress covers are breathable so you don’t sweat as much.

Casper and Loom and Leaf are both CertiPUR-US certified foam. Therefore the foams are made without:

  • ozone depleters;
  • PBDE flame retardants;
  • mercury, lead and other heavy metals;
  • formaldehyde; or
  • phthalates.

They are also low Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emitters for better indoor air quality.

Additional benefits include:

  • Great for people with allergies. Both mattresses are bed bug, dust mite and mold resistant
  • Both have a longer warranty than innerspring mattresses.

Why is mattress construction so important?

Two things to remember here: mattress construction is important because it can affect your:

  1. Health
  2. Comfort

Health

There are many types of foam mattresses on the market today. You want to choose one with non-toxic and natural materials. Why? Because many mattresses made with synthetic memory foam can off-gas. This means the mattress is releasing chemicals into the air you breath whilst you are asleep. That doesn’t sound healthy, does it? If there are any mattress layers off-gassing chemicals, you want these layers furthest away from your mouth or nose.

Let’s talk about how safe modern mattresses are. Most innerspring mattresses are treated with flame retardant material that’s heavy on the toxic stuff. That’s right, more toxins in the air you breath. However the nice thing about the Loom and Leaf and Casper mattresses is that they don’t contain flame retardant chemicals.  

Casper is designed so the mattress is covered with a silica sock that’s just under the cover. In the event of a fire, the sock melts on itself, isolating the fire from oxygen. As a result the fire is snuffed out safely and naturally.

Loom and Leaf uses a natural thistle pulp woven into a mesh to ensure their mattress is flame retardant.

Comfort

You want your foam mattress to have a supportive layer on the bottom and a cooling layer on top.

Cheaper foam mattresses trap heat from your body. This can cause you to wake up in a pool of sweat. Hence a mattress with layered construction that includes a cooling top layer is so important.

Casper uses a memory foam between the top and bottom layers for support. To complete the middle layer, they use latex foam that is OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certified. Both of these layers are ultra-low VOC. The top layer uses a special poly foam that is not gel-infused.

Loom and Leaf has three layers plus a thicker and more substantial cover that mimics an innerspring mattress quilted cover.

Foam is affected by heat. Therefore many manufacturers don’t recommend using a heating pad or electric blanket. That’s because it will soften the foam and it may not properly recover to cradle your body. In contrast, if you live where it can get really cold, the mattress may feel harder than it should be because the foam isn’t able to warm up to its ideal thermal range.

Layers

LayerThicknessLayer nameDescriptionBenefit
Covern/aCoverPolyester blend with zipperKeeps mattress clean
Top1.5 inchesComfort layerResponsive poly foam layerProvides comfort, cooling and bounce
Memory1.5 inchesMemory foamSynthetic latex foam used to provide support and pressure reliefPrevents heat retention and provides more support
Poly1.5 inchesSupport foamTransitional poly foam layerProvides softer transition to the base foam
Bottom5 inchesSupport layerSupport poly foam layerProvides support and durability
Total thickness9.5 inches   

Table 3 Mattress construction: Casper

 

LayerThicknessLayer nameDescriptionBenefit
Covern/aCoverBreathable, organic cotton with natural thistle woven inNatural flame retardant, protects mattress, keeps sleeper cool
Top  2 inchesSpinal zone gelProprietary gel-infused layer.Optimal spinal support and cooling gel
Memory foam2.5 inchesVisco elastic memory foamMemory foam layerMemory foam provides just the right bounce
Middle2 inchesTransition layerTransitions between memory foam and support baseAllows the layers above and below to work off of one another
Base 5.5 inchesSupport layerDual layer support foam with airflow channelsStrength, durability and structure and enhanced cooling
Total thickness12 inches   

Table 4 Mattress construction: Loom and Leaf  

How much support is provided?

The level of support you want often depends on how you sleep:

  • Side sleepers need a softer mattress to allow the spine to naturally align; while
  • Back and stomach sleepers need more even support.

Consumer Reports felt that both Loom and Leaf and Casper were softer than they claimed. They rated the firmness as 4 out of 10. They felt that the Casper mattress was very good for all sleeping types as well as large and small people.

Loom and Leaf was rated very good for side sleepers but only good for back sleepers. Meanwhile if you’re a back sleeper and a larger person, Loom and Leaf was only rated by Consumer Reports as being fair.

I do need to mention that Loom and Leaf has two comfort level options. One is called Relaxed Firm. They claim it rates about 6 out of 10 for firmness. This is the one Consumers Reports tested and felt it was only a 4. The Firm comfort level has a firmness of 8 out of 10. Therefore I would assume that this one is actually closer to a 6 out of 10.

Other review sites felt that Casper was more a 5 or 6 out of 10 when it came to firmness. One item that came up in a lot of reviews is that the Casper mattress isn’t the best for heavier people. The company has stated that the mattress can hold up to 450 pounds total. They don’t recommend it for people over 250 pounds.

Loom and Leaf recommend their Firm option if you and your partner are very different weights.

Can you try before you buy?

Yes, you can try sleeping on the mattress before deciding to keep it. Casper offers 100 nights and Loom and Leaf offers 120 nights.

Casper says that they will send a courier over to remove the mattress, foundation or metal bed frame if you decide not to keep it. And if you tried any of the other products (pillows etc.), then Casper will have you box it up, print out a return shipping label and take it to a UPS store.

Casper has partnered with Target to sell their pillows, sheets and mattress protectors. Also, they partnered with west elm stores to allow you to purchase mattresses through them. Additionally, there’s a Casper store in New York City.

Loom and Leaf does not have a store. Therefore you can only buy them online.

My recommendation is to stay in touch with customer service during your trial. Work with them to make it the best possible experience. If it’s still not good, then you can return it, no problem.

Both companies are well known for professional and responsive customer service.

Warranty comparisonLoom and Leaf vs. Casper

Casper offer a 10 year warranty covering:

  • defects;
  • indents greater than 1 inch; and
  • the mattress cover including defects in the zipper assembly.

Casper will need you to send back the defective part with proof of the original date of purchase. Should shipping costs be incurred in returning your mattress, you will get a refund.

If you wish, you can replace the mattress with an upgrade. You’ll only need to pay the difference between the original purchase price and that of the upgraded mattress, plus the cost of any additional system pieces.

Loom and Leaf’s warranty is 15 years. However, they will only replace the mattress in the first 2 years if it’s deemed defective. In years 3-15, the Saatva Company will repair and re-cover your mattress, but you have to pay the costs of transportation which is $99 each way.

Alternatively if you don’t want Loom and Leaf to repair it, you can choose to have a new mattress at a discount:

  • 25% of the original price if it’s 3-5 years old
  • 50% of the original price if it’s 6-10 years old
  • 75% of the original price if it’s 11-15 years old

You also need to pay a delivery charge of $99. However, you get to keep the original mattress.

Both warranties are only for the original purchaser and are not transferrable.

Can you trust the manufacturers?

When evaluating Casper vs. Loom and Leaf, it’s important to look at how long they’ve been in business and their online reputation.

Both Loom and Leaf and Casper are based in the United States.

Loom and Leaf is manufactured by Saatva Inc. They are based in Westport, Connecticut. They’ve been in business for at least 7 years according to the Better Business Bureau and have an A+ rating. Saatva is known for making innerspring mattresses, so they created a new brand for their memory foam based mattresses. 

Casper is based in New York City, New York. They also also have an A+ rating from the BBB and have been in business for at least 3 years.  

Loom and Leaf and Casper both work with local charities to donate returned mattresses as well as providing additional donations.

TrustPilot.com is a global online review community. Have you heard of Yelp? Well TrustPilot is like Yelp but worldwide.  

 Loom and LeafCasper
Google Review4.8 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars
Google Trusted Store  4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars
Trust Pilot9.6 out of 10 stars8.3 out of 10 stars o

Table 5 Online ratings  

What is it like to set up?

The delivery of Loom and Leaf vs. Casper is very different.

Casper sends their mattress compressed and firmly covered in plastic in a box through the mail. You open it up and it springs out and fluffs up to its 9.5” thickness.

Their box has a protective layer on top of the mattress for when you cut the tape to open the box. Casper sent a special plastic tool to help you cut through the plastic that encases the mattress. There were no handles on the box.

There will be a smell associated with the Casper mattress when you first open it up. It can take a little while before it fully airs out depending upon the ventilation of your home. It’s caused by being encased in plastic.

On the other hand, Loom and Leaf is old school. You will need to schedule a delivery window and be home when it arrives. They charge $99 for delivery. If you want them to remove your old mattress, there’s an additional fee. 

Also you’ll have to clear a path for the delivery people. And you’ll need to make sure the full size of the mattress can fit through your home. There is no smell associated with Loom and Leaf since it wasn’t compressed. 

Are there any accessories?

Loom and Leaf

Loom and Leaf offers mattresses, frames and bases. There are two frames available. One is a standard metal rail and the other is an adjustable base.

The adjustable base has a foundation to provide the proper support for the Loom and Leaf memory foam mattress. It is available as a split base for King and CalKing. Other cool features are under-bed illumination, massage and a very quiet motor. You manage everything with a remote control.

If you choose the metal rail, you will want a foundation. The foundation is a rigid solid support that utilizes a solid deck support with a wood slat construction. It’s supposed to provide maximum mattress and body support. It also contains their eco-friendly foams and is covered in organic cotton.

Casper

Casper has everything you need for your bed all in one place. They provide a full line of pillows, sheets, duvets (but no covers) and mattress protectors. The mattress protector is waterproof yet breathable. However, if you are looking for a vinyl-free mattress protector that also protects your mattress from critters like dust mites and bedbugs (even pet dander and pollen), then I recommend the AllerEase zippered mattress protector. It will give you more protection than the Casper version.

In addition they have all the hardware, including a metal bed frame and a foundation. The foundation would be like a box spring if we were talking about a coiled spring mattress. You could put the Casper mattress on a standard box spring. They just offer their own made from solid wood.

What’s really cool about it is that it arrives in a small box. Hence you can quickly and easily assemble it in minutes without any tools. Also, it can be disassembled if you need to move it.

Additionally they sell a dog mattress from the same foam that they use to make their main line of mattresses. The removable cover is made from rip-proof microfiber fabric.

Both mattresses would also do well on a boxspring left over from your innerspring mattress. Other people happily use platform bed frames. However the key is to ensure there is solid support. If you use a frame with slats, you need to ensure they’re no more than 4” apart.

Final recommendation

While both are really high-quality mattresses from excellent companies, the winner of Loom and Leaf vs. Casper is Casper for a few reasons.  

For the extra price of the Loom and Leaf, you’re not really getting anything better than the Casper. Both are well known for sleeping cool and providing excellent spinal support.

Also the Casper is shipped so you don’t have to schedule a time for someone to deliver and set up your bed. So you can do it when you’re ready.

So if you’re looking for just yourself or for a mattress to share, the Casper will provide a great night’s sleep. But be warned…your dog will want you to buy him one as well. But not your cat; your cat will just want play inside the Casper box! Casper is for the whole family!