Brooklyn Bedding Mattress Review: A Great Match For Combination Sleepers?

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Brooklyn Bedding is a unique retailer in the bed-in-a-box market. They own their own factory, so they are able to make and sell quality mattresses at a value price.

The have three options in their line of mattresses; the Bowery, Signature, and Aurora.

I received the 2018 version of the Signature, which replaces the former model’s base support foam with pocketed coils.  The new Signature is also available in three firmnesses: Soft, Medium, and Firm. I reviewed the Medium model.

I was interested to see how this new hybrid Signature would perform. Read on for my full review.

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You Might Want To Pick The Signature If:

  • You Want A Value Mattress- Finding these materials and this quality construction at this price point is difficult. However, Because Brooklyn Bedding is factory direct, you can get a quite well-made mattress for a low price.
  • You Are Looking For A Long-Term Investment- The pocketed coils and high-density foam are both very durable components. This should be a long-lasting mattress.
  • You Are A Combination Sleeper- It has a medium feel, so it gave good pressure relief on my side. At the same time, it gave proper support on my back and stomach. I didn’t feel my hips sinking in too far.

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You Might Not Want To Pick The Signature If:

  • You Like A Classic Memory Foam Feel– If you like that slow sinking feeling that comes with classic memory foam, you won’t be getting that here. While the top layer of Titanflex is soft, it doesn’t compress slowly like many memory foam.
  • You Sleep With A Partner– The motion isolation is decent, but it may not be enough if you are seeking a couples’ mattress. You may feel your partner moving around in the night, and this is definitely something to keep in mind.

Construction Overview

  • The mattress is 11.5″ tall.
  • The cover is luxurious and tufted with 1” of foam and cotton quilted in.
  • Under that is a 2” layer of proprietary TitanFlex foam. It is similar to latex and is injected with TitaniumGel, which is designed to help with cooling.
  • Then you have a 2” layer of firmer TitanFlex foam. This layer will help transition you to the support layers beneath.
  • Next is 6” of individually pocketed support coils. This is supportive and great for contouring.
  • The Signature is Made in the USA.

Construction Takeaways

  • The Signature is available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King.
  • It is also available in three firmnesses: Soft, Medium, and Firm.
  • The combination of coils and foam supports you while still relieving pressure. Sleeping on my side, I felt little pressure on my shoulders and hips. At the same time, the individually pocketed coils contoured to my body and supported me when I was on my back and stomach.
  • The coils also add an extra level of durability. Together with the TitanFlex, these components should last longer, making this a good long-term investment.
  • The TitanFlex promotes cooling and the coils are great for airflow. You shouldn’t be sleeping hot on the Signature.

Prices, Weights, And Dimensions

The table below gives the price for each mattress size, as well as the responding weights and dimensions.

SizeDimensionsWeightPrice
Twin38" x 75" x 11.5"60 lbs.$599
Twin XL38" x 80" x 11.5"70 lbs.$649
Full53" x 75" x 11.5"90 lbs.$799
Queen60" x 80" x 11.5"115 lbs.$949
King76" x 80" x 11.5"140 lbs.$1149
Cal King72" x 84" x 11.5"140 lbs.$1149

Firmness/Feel

The top layers of the Signature are quite soft, so I felt nice pressure relief on my side. I felt little to no pressure on my hips and shoulders.

At the same time, I never felt “stuck.” The Signature had some nice bounce to it, so it was easy to move around on the mattress. Being a hybrid, the mattress gives you a nice balance of bounce and foam feel.

Also, on my back and stomach, I felt the coil layers contouring and holding me up, so I felt properly supported, especially on my hips.

Overall, I would say the firmness was a 6/10, softer than average.

Motion Isolation

Testing the mattress, I experienced a little bit of motion transfer. The cup was definitely affected as I moved near it.

The motion isolation is about average and those who sleep with a partner may feel some motion transfer.   If you sleep with a partner, this is just something to consider.

Edge Support

Though the foam collapsed as I sat near the edge, I didn’t feel like I was going to be thrown off. Also, lying down near the edge, I wasn’t being ejected from the bed. Overall, the edge support was decent.

While the motion isolation doesn’t make this ideal for couples, the edge support makes it so you can utilize the full surface area of the mattress.

You can see the edge support in the photo below.

Marten’s Take

Marten is a staff writer for us. He has a much different body type from me. He is 6’7″ and weighs about 230 lbs (I am 5’9″ and 160 lbs.). Here is what he thought about the mattress.

Like Joe, I had a pretty similar experience. I felt a nice balance of pressure relief and support. A little bit of sinking in, but I didn’t feel pressure on my shoulders, hips, or my knees.

On my back and my stomach, I was feeling really good support, so I didn’t feel my hips sink in. The firmness overall I would say was about a 7/10. Overall, it was a really nice experience.

So, even for someone larger like Marten, the mattress was comfortable in a variety of sleeping positions. This means the Signature is a good choice for combination sleepers of many sizes.

What Makes This Mattress Stand Out

  • It’s all about value. Brooklyn Bedding is factory direct, so they are able to price this mattress very low. It really is a good deal for a quality mattress like the Signature.
  • If you’re looking for a long-term investment, the components in the Signature are quite durable. The mattress should last for a good amount of time.
  • You get that happy medium of foam and springs; a nice foam feel, but with some bounce.
  • It is a good match for all positions, giving good support on your back and stomach and pressure relief on your side. Combination sleepers should find comfort in numerous positions.
Brooklyn Bedding
4.2 Reviewer
Summary
Brooklyn Bedding is a strong latex mattress option. They offer good value and it sleeps comfortably.
Comfort4.3
Support4.2
Value (Price)4.5
Doesn't Sleep Hot4.2
Motion Transfer3.7
Edge Support3.6
Materials/Durability4.5
Company Reputation4
Return Policy/Warranty4.6
Overall Sleep Experience4.2

How To Unbox This Mattress

The Brooklyn Bedding Signature is a bed in a box mattress, which means it will come compressed and shipped straight to you. You will want to begin by removing the rolled up Signature mattress from its box. Then, preferably with another person’s assistance, position the roll on your bed.

Carefully cut the away the first layers of plastic until the still-compact mattress can be laid down flat.  Then, pierce through the final layer of plastic and the Signature will expand. Simply clear away the excess plastic and allow your mattress to breathe and fully expand.

Overall

The Signature, like the whole line of Brooklyn Bedding, is all about value. Owning their own factory allows them to pass the savings on to consumers.

It is a great choice for combination sleepers of many sizes. You should feel pressure relief on your side and support on your stomach and back.

However, if you sleep with a partner, you may be disturbed by motion transfer during the night.

Brooklyn Bedding offers a 120 Night Trial period as well as a 10 year warranty.

 

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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 100 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 4 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. When he isn't testing sleep products, he enjoys working out, reading both fiction and non-fiction, and playing classical piano. He enjoys traveling as well, and not just to test out hotel mattresses! Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.

58 thoughts on “Brooklyn Bedding Mattress Review: A Great Match For Combination Sleepers?

  1. Hello, my name is Larry,I think I’m going to buy a Latex Mattress from B.B my question is I’m 5’7″ 210lbs. and a side sleeper,would you recommend the medium or firm mattress? I have been taking a poll,before I place an order,Thank you.P.S I understand it’s just your opinion:)

  2. I have seen people post here about Brooklyn Bedding, so I thought I should share a bit of my horror story with them. In short, they do not actually offer refunds after 60 days.

    Instead they transfer your money to a third party and you have to create an account with them, share you personal and banking details and then try to get your money transferred to you.

    The “No hassle & no drama returns” advertised on their site could not be farther from the truth. I am 4 weeks into trying to get a refund. I have contacted the Sales Manager, Mario Sevilla and CEO, John Merwin countless time via email and phone.

    I know some people really like their products, but I strongly urge anyone considering a purchase from Brooklyn Bedding to avoid them unless you know from personal experience that the product is right for you.

  3. Hi, Joe. I think I have narrowed my search down to Ghostbed, BB and Tuft. I am struggling with neck/ upper back pain. And it appears these are the best options for under $500. I have never slept on either latex or memory foam. So I want to know your recommendation. Thanks in advance

    • Tuft & Needle is going to be a bit cheaper than the other two (the others are not less than $500, depending on the size). Personally my favorite sleeping surface is latex, so I’m a little biased! But really it all comes down to preference – so if you think foam is interesting, might be worth a try. These companies all have very friendly return processes so you can make sure it’s a good fit. Of these three – in terms of “bounciness” I’d rank them:

      Brooklyn Bedding > Ghostbed > Tuft and Needle

      Tuft & Needle is quite firm, Ghostbed is average firmness, and BB has firmness options for you.

      Hope that helps, let me know if you have any follow-up questions!

  4. Hi Joe,
    Just wanted to say THANK YOU for what you are doing. I have never ‘seriously’ shopped for a mattress, but after having some back issues, and realizing better sleep would help, I started researching. In the process, your site kept showing up, and your reviews are just what I needed. Not being able to try out most of these mattresses, your videos were very ‘virtual’ and eventually, helped me decide on the Brooklyn Bedding option (as I really want a latex mattress). Anyway, the bed arrives in a few days, but wanted to say THANKS for your help. I hope you got some sort of credit for that, as you definitely deserve it!
    Gil
    Colorado

    • Hi Jill! Those are two mattresses I really like, but they have totally different feels. Brooklyn Bedding is latex, so it has a lot more “bounce” to it. Loom and Leaf is memory foam, so the foam is very slow moving. It really comes down to your preference with these two, not mattress quality.

  5. I found a 100 percent latex matress for about $1600 and another one made byfor about $600 less. I chatted with the first business and asked what made their mattress be worth so much more. The name escapes me, but I think it’s the one that has. more firmness on one side and the other side is softer. Their answer was that the bed in a box that you buy uses chemicals to get the bed into the box and theirs don’t. so I contacted “sleeponlatex.com” and they say the don,t use chemicals. I would really appreciate you thought on the matter.
    athanks,
    Anne

    • Hi Anne! I don’t think its correct that chemicals are required to put it in a box, but that’s not my expertise. Spindle comes in a box, but it is not compressed. Zenhaven does not come in a box (white glove delivery). I’m not sure about SleepOnLatex (I haven’t tried them myself), but I would take their word for it!

  6. I have pressure point problems due to a hip replacement. I am sold on BB, but my problem is the comfort level. I am a side and back sleeper 184lbs, 6’tall. I currently have a coil mattress and I re-position often during the nite due to pain. Please advise a comfort level for BB. Regards

    • I would think Medium based on what you’ve described. I would, to be sure, also recommend reaching out to them on their live chat to see what they think.

  7. Would you say that weight plays a role? Would a 6’2 250lb guy find it as soft and comfortable as a 5’3 130lb woman? I know it’s hard to say “it’s comfortable” and have it mean something because it’s out of context.

    • Definitely weight plays a role. I think the medium firmness would be a good, comfortable fit for a majority of sleepers. If there are people on the extreme of the weight range, that probably wouldn’t be the case. The unique, bouncy feel is something to consider too. If you have typically had memory foam mattresses and like that feel, that’s not really what you get here, for example, so that’s another aspect to whether it will be “comfortable” to you.

    • Hi Cheryl,

      They are pretty different mattresses. The L&L is more comparable to the pure memory foam mattresses, like the majority of the line of Tempur-Pedics. I think that type of feel is either love it or hate it. BB is bouncy and resilient, which is quite different from L&L, so it would just come to your personal preference in that regard.

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