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.
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.
- Both have a similar business model (online-only) and both contain foam only
- Both include free shipping and arrive in a box
- Both companies are known for their customer service and have return policies and trial periods that are very generous for consumers
- Both mattresses have the same thickness (10”)
- Brooklyn Bedding is $150 more expensive (exclusive of any discounts from either company) but also more durable.
- 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 and more durable overall
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).
The Brooklyn Bedding #bestmattressever has 2” of talalay latex, over 2” of dunlop latex, over 6” of high-density polyfoam.
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, which means that if people are extra heavy or extra light, or if they have unique sleeping circumstances, they 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 someone wants that bouncy, latex feel, it’s definitely the mattress they 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 people have some room in their budget, then it may be the choice for them.
Pick T&N If:
- You Want To Save– The price difference is fairly significant for some people. If someone doesn’t plan on having the mattress forever and wants 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 someone wants a more balanced, typical foam feel where they sink in a little bit and don’t have too much bounce, then the Tuft and Needle might be better for them.
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.
Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.
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.
Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.