Brooklyn Bedding Vs Tuft And Needle

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Brooklyn Bedding and Tuft & Needle are two great companies that have leveraged the online-only business model to great success.  While they have a similar business model, there are clear differences between the two mattresses.  

Brooklyn Bedding vs Tuft and Needle

The differences are stark enough that if you understand them, you should be able to make a clear choice as to which will be best for you.  Hopefully this article will help you if you are making the decision of Brooklyn Bedding vs Tuft And Needle.

Key Similarities

  • Similar business model (online-only)
  • Both mattresses contain foam only
  • Both include free shipping and arrive in a box
  • Both companies are known for their customer service
  • Both mattresses have the same thickness (10”)
  • The return policies / trial period of both are really great for consumers

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Key Differences

  • Brooklyn Bedding is $150 more expensive (exclusive of any discounts from either company)
  • T&N has one firmness option; Brooklyn Bedding has three
  • The comfort layer of T&N is specialty polyfoam, while the Brooklyn Bedding has all-latex
  • The Brooklyn Bedding is bouncier/more resilient

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The Tuft And Needle consists of 3” of a 2.8 lb. density specialty polyfoam over 7” of 1.8 lb. density polyfoam (learn more in my full Tuft and Needle review).

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Tuft & Needle Mattress

The Brooklyn Bedding #bestmattressever has 2” of talalay latex, over 2” of dunlop latex, over 6” of high-density polyfoam.

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Brooklyn Bedding Mattress

The support layer of each mattress is very similar.  The real difference comes in the comfort layer.  The two latex layers of Brooklyn Bedding make it very resilient and bouncy.  It sleeps cool and you feel like you are sleeping “on” the mattress rather than “in” the mattress.  

The polyfoam layer of T&N is less bouncy and I feel that you sink into it just a bit more.  It sleeps fairly cool as well.  I feel the firmness level of the medium Brooklyn Bedding is just a tad bit softer than the T&N (but that is subjective).

See the feel and firmness of Brooklyn Bedding (medium firmness option)

Compared to the feel and firmness of Tuft and Needle


For a Queen mattress, the #bestmattressever is $750.  This is before a typically available 5% discount.  A Tuft & Needle Queen mattress is $600 and there typically is no discount.  Both have free shipping.  

Given the price difference, the main question is whether the additional cost is worth the difference in quality in materials.

Pick Brooklyn Bedding If:

  • You Have Other-Than-Average Sleep Preferences– Brooklyn Bedding offers three firmness options.  This means that if you are extra heavy or extra light, or if you have unique sleeping circumstances, you may want the option of a soft or firm mattress.
  • You Want Bounce– There is no question the Brooklyn Bedding mattress is the bouncier of the two.  If you want that bouncy, latex feel, it’s definitely the mattress you should choose.
  • You Have A Bit More In Your Budget– Subjectively, I feel the materials in the Brooklyn Bedding are a bit more high-quality, so if you have some room in your budget, then it may be the choice for you.

Pick T&N If:

  • You Want To Save– The price difference is fairly significant for some people.  If you don’t plan on having the mattress forever and want to save a bit of money in the meantime, then T&N may be the way to go.
  • You Want A More Typical, Balanced Foam Feel– If you want a more balanced, typical foam feel where you sink in a little bit and don’t have too much bounce, then the Tuft and Needle might be better for you.


Personally I prefer Brooklyn Bedding, but I am a latex mattress fan, and would be willing to spend more for the mattress.  I still think Tuft & Needle is a great mattress, especially considering the price.

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He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.

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3 thoughts on “Brooklyn Bedding Vs Tuft And Needle”

  1. This is to funny for me to not comment. Brooklyn bedding makes all the beds for tuft and needle so you’re basically comparing the same company. They just make an exclusive line for tuft and put it in a tuft box. Brooklyn is a manufacturer, tuft is nothing more than and online company riding on Brooklyn’s factory.

  2. Hello, I’ve been following your website (and other mattress review sites) for months now because I knew I’d eventually be up for a new mattress. Well, the time has finally come because I’m moving into a new place and it’s the perfect opportunity to upgrade my mattress.

    To date I’ve only slept on average coil mattresses, and have never had a truly “great” night of sleep as far as I can recall. I’ve tried some of the foam and hybrid mattresses in stores, but still felt too overwhelmed with all those options (as well as the prices).

    After reading and re-reading your reviews and comparisons, I’ve narrowed my choices down either a Ghostbed, Brooklyn Bedding, and a Helix. I know the latter is kind of in its own class, but the former two have latex and foam as components in their construction. I haven’t seen a direct comparison between the Ghostbed and BB on your site, so I was wondering what your officially unofficial recommendation would be between these two. I’d also welcome you weighing in on the Helix in comparison to the other options I’ve included, should you think it applicable.

    For reference, I’m a 150 lb shorter male. I sleep 50/50 on my back or side, frequently find myself drifting toward the edge, and I do have occasional back and neck pain (probably work related — I’m a newly graduated dentist — and worsened by my current old, cramped, firm coil mattress). Looking for a nice blend of comfort and support for both sleeping positions. No current sleeping partner, planning on purchasing a queen size.

    Phew. Lots of info in there! Any advice you could spare would be greatly appreciated!

    • Hi Adam – welcome officially to the mattress search!

      For Ghostbed vs Brooklyn Bedding, the big difference is in the feel. I’d note that:

      1.) Brooklyn Bedding has firmness options, GhostBed does not, so if you want an especially firm/soft mattress, go BB
      2.) Brooklyn Bedding has more of the typical latex feel, Ghostbed is somewhere in-between memory foam and latex. Thus BB is much “bouncier” than Ghostbed

      Those are the two big differences, they are both made by reputable companies with a lot of years in the industry, so I think they offer a similar value and durability promise. Hope that helps!

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