Casper and Loom & Leaf are two of the largest players in the online mattress industry, selling high-quality mattresses at affordable prices. Apart from their mattresses, both companies also offer select sleep accessories such as bed frames.
Casper offers a range of bed-in-a-box mattresses designed to appeal to a wide variety of shoppers. These currently include the all-foam Casper and Casper Element, as well as a hybrid line that comprises the Casper Hybrid, Wave Hybrid, and Nova Hybrid.
Loom & Leaf, which is owned by Saatva, targets customers looking for a luxury mattress at an affordable price. The Loom & Leaf mattress is an all-foam model available in two firmness options, Relaxed Firm and Firm. Unlike most mattresses sold online, it is not compressed for shipping. Instead, each mattress is delivered to the customer with free in-home setup.
Either company has strong offerings available, but a given mattress may offer distinct appeal depending on your individual needs. To help you select the best mattress for you, we’ll take an in-depth look at the construction, sleeper ratings, and other practical details surrounding the Casper and Loom & Leaf mattresses.
Price Range (Queen)
Price Range (Queen)
Medium Soft (4), Medium (5), Medium Firm (6)
Medium Firm (6), Firm (7-8)
Sleep Trial & Warranty
100-night sleep trial
Sleep Trial & Warranty
180-night sleep trial
Before delving into the finer details of a mattress, you may want to consider its size, weight, and height.
Most mattress manufacturers offer their mattresses in all the standard sizes, although it always pays to check whether the measurements are the same as your existing bed frame or foundation.
The weight of the mattress may be especially important for people who plan to move frequently. People with limited mobility may also want to consider getting a lighter mattress that’s easier to set up, especially if the company does not offer a White Glove delivery option.
Those who have trouble getting in and out of bed may want to choose a mattress that sits at a convenient level together with the foundation. Just remember that this may mean investing in deep-pocket fitted sheets for a thicker mattress.
|11"||Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King|
|11"||Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King|
|13"||Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King|
|10"||Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King|
|12"||Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King|
|12"||Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split King, Split California King|
In practical terms, Loom & Leaf offers just one option, as both its mattresses have the same height and weight. The Loom & Leaf mattress is quite heavy and on the taller side for an all-foam model, which gives it a luxurious feel and look, but the height and weight may be a deal-breaker for some. On the bright side, the mattress does come in a variety of sizes, including split king and split California king.
Casper offers a much wider selection, with mattress profiles ranging from 10 inches to 13 inches, and its lightest mattress weighing just 68 pounds. Regardless of individual preference, most shoppers should be able to find a Casper mattress to suit their bedroom.
The all-foam Casper and Element models are the thinnest and lightest, although both mattresses have an average profile that is able to offer a full comfort system over a decent support core. At 11 inches tall, the Casper Hybrid is quite thin for a hybrid mattress and may pose a good compromise for those who prefer the feel of a hybrid but want a lower-profile bed.
Unsurprisingly, the luxury Wave and Nova hybrids are the thickest due to their substantial comfort layers and pocketed coil support core. Since they have strong edge support to boot, these models may be preferred by those who need a higher mattress for getting in and out of bed. However, one thing to keep in mind is that the hybrid Casper models may require more effort to move or rotate.
Virtually all mattresses are composed of two main components, a comfort layer system over a support core.
Sleepers first interact with the comfort layers, which play the biggest role in determining how comfortable the mattress feels. Common comfort layer materials include polyfoam, memory foam, latex, micro-coils, cotton, and wool.
Deeper in the mattress, the support core provides a sturdy base to help keep the spine aligned and prevent the sleeper from bottoming out. Support cores are usually made of high-density polyfoam, latex, or innersprings.
While mattresses with similar designs will share many of the same characteristics, each mattress will have an individual feel according to its specific makeup. We’ll go over the specifics of the Casper and Loom & Leaf models, and examine how their design affects their performance.
Casper’s current mattress lineup includes 5 mattresses, with 2 all-foam models and 3 hybrid models. All of the mattress covers are made of a blend of polyester, upcycled cotton, rayon, Lycra spandex, and recycled polyester from bottles.
The Casper Original is an all-foam mattress with 3 layers in total:
The aerated polyfoam helps transfer heat away from the surface of the mattress, keeping you cooler throughout the night. In the second layer, firmer memory foam in the middle third of the mattress provides lumbar support while cushioning the shoulders.
The Casper Hybrid has a similar design to the original Casper, with a support core of pocketed coils:
The pocketed coils add bounce and breathability, as well as providing a sturdier support system for people over 230 pounds. A foam encasement around the perimeter of the bed strengthens the edges.
The Wave Hybrid is a luxury hybrid with additional layers of latex and specialty foams and a focus on cooling:
The gel pods are thoughtfully placed under the waist and lower back, a design that helps maintain spinal alignment by adding extra lumbar support. The same layer uses surface modification technology to boost airflow and provide targeted pressure relief in the hip and shoulder areas. As with the Casper Hybrid, the mattress has a pocketed coil support core with a foam encasement that provides bounce and edge support.
The latest offering from Casper is the Nova Hybrid, an extra-plush hybrid with several layers of targeted support:
The Nova Hybrid combines the same breathable AirScape polyfoam layers and pocketed coil base as the Casper Wave Hybrid. However, it replaces the targeted gel pod layer with a layer of memory foam divided into 7 support zones. This layer cushions the hips as well as the shoulders, while still maintaining firmer support in the lumbar area.
The Casper Element is Casper’s low-cost option, featuring a simple 2-layer design:
The Element combines Casper’s AirScape aerated polyfoam with a sturdy polyfoam support core. It has a slightly firmer surface than the other Casper models, and it performs well on pressure relief and motion isolation.
The all-foam Loom and Leaf mattress comes in a choice of Relaxed Firm or Firm. Both firmness options have an organic cotton cover quilted with 5/8 inch of foam, and the same internal makeup:
The top layer of memory foam is aerated and gel-infused to reduce heat retention. This layer also has phase-change material in the lumbar area that keeps the core of the body cool and promotes proper spinal alignment.
The mattress firmness is determined by the second layer of memory foam, which is firmer in the Firm option. In both models, this layer offers contouring pressure relief. However, the Firm model performs better on temperature neutrality and may be more convenient for sex as it doesn’t hug the body as closely.
|Casper Wave Hybrid||4.5/5|
|Casper Nova Hybrid||4.5/5|
|Loom & Leaf Mattress||4.9/5|
Price can be an indicator of quality, but the two don’t always go hand-in-hand. While it may be tempting to splash out on the most expensive mattress you can afford, it’s smarter to assess your choices based on what you value in a mattress. There are attractive deals available in a range of price-points, and most manufacturers run frequent sales that can knock a significant portion off the original price.
|Casper||Casper Hybrid||Casper Wave Hybrid||Casper Element||Casper Nova Hybrid|
|Split California King||-||-||-||-||-|
|Loom & Leaf Mattress|
|Split California King||$2,376|
The Loom & Leaf mattress has a price-point that is well above-average for an all-foam mattress. Customers should note that the price of the Loom & Leaf includes White Glove delivery and optional old mattress removal, which usually cost between $100 and $150 with other manufacturers.
The original Casper mattress is the most comparable model to the Loom & Leaf. The higher price tag of the Loom & Leaf is in part due to its more sophisticated construction. The Loom & Leaf is constructed with higher-density foams that give it a longer expected lifespan than the Casper. Choosing between the two mattresses will mean not only comparing price and durability, but also which mattress matches up better with your individual sleeping style.
Beyond its flagship mattress, Casper offers a mattress for every budget, from a basic all-foam model to several luxury hybrids. Price-conscious shoppers may prefer the Casper Element, while shoppers with more specific needs may opt for one of the luxury models. In particular, the Wave and Nova hybrids offer sophisticated zoning and cooling features that may be attractive to hot sleepers or those who need extra support.
Sleep Trial & Returns
|10 Year, Limited||Free|
Sleep Trial & Returns
|15 Year||Free White Glove delivery|
Mattress companies take care to design customer-friendly policies that provide peace of mind when purchasing a new mattress.
The vast majority of mattresses that are sold online are shipped for free as a bed-in-a-box. This means they are shrink-wrapped, compressed, and shipped to your front door via FedEx or UPS ground shipping. Delivery times depend on where the mattress ships from, but are usually in the range of a few business days.
Once they receive the mattress, customers can “unbox” it by placing it on the bed frame or foundation and removing the box and plastic. This process may be easier with two people. The mattress springs up almost immediately but may take a few days to regain its full size.
Casper mattresses are shipped free to the contiguous U.S. and the Canadian provinces, with same-day shipping available in select locations. Orders in Alaska, Hawaii, and the Canadian territories are subject to an extra charge.
The Loom & Leaf is not compressed for shipping and is therefore not subject to the standard bed-in-a-box procedures.
White Glove Delivery
Some mattress companies offer a White Glove delivery service, whereby the mattress is delivered and set up in the room of your choice by a delivery team. This service may also include removal of your old mattress, sometimes for an additional fee.
All Loom & Leaf mattresses are shipped with White Glove delivery, which is already included in the price of the mattress. Customers who wish for old mattress removal can select this option for free at checkout. Expedited shipping for the Loom & Leaf mattress is only available in the event that another customer cancels an order for an already-made mattress.
Casper offers White Glove delivery and old mattress removal for an extra fee. This service is available in the contiguous U.S. as well as major Canadian cities.
Shipping Outside the Contiguous United States
Orders to Hawaii, Alaska, or international locations often incur an added delivery fee and may be subject to longer shipping times. Due to logistical difficulties, extra options like expedited or White Glove delivery may not be available.
Most companies offer an in-home sleep trial for mattresses sold online. This allows you to try out the mattress risk-free in the comfort of your own home, knowing you can get a refund if you decide it’s not for you. The industry standard for sleep trials is at least 90 nights, with some sleep trials extending up to a full year.
Most companies will organize pickup in the event you decide to return your mattress, although some may charge a small fee for doing so. Returned mattresses are donated or recycled.
Loom & Leaf offers a 180-night sleep trial, with returns subject to a nominal transportation fee. Casper offers a 100-night sleep trial with free returns. Neither company requires a mandatory break-in period.
Mattresses typically come with a warranty, included in the price, to protect the consumer against manufacturing and workmanship defects. Companies usually have the final say in whether they will repair or replace a mattress that is deemed defective. Warranties should be at least 10 years long and may be prorated, meaning that the customer will be responsible for an increasing percentage of the repair cost as time goes on.
The defects covered by a warranty usually include permanent body indentations that are deeper than a certain amount, as well as defects in the cover and splitting or cracking of the foam. Warranties do not typically cover personal comfort preferences, normal increases in softness of the foam, or damage that was caused by abuse or improper care, such as burns, tears, or stains. Failure to use the mattress with a proper foundation almost always voids the warranty.
Casper mattresses come with a 10-year limited warranty. The Loom & Leaf mattress is backed by a 15-year warranty, with repairs being subject to a $99 transportation cost each way after the first 2 years. Customers can also opt instead for a Fairness Replacement Option, where they can keep the defective mattress and receive a new mattress at a prorated discount plus a $99 transportation fee.
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