Plank Hybrid Mattress Review

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So many mattresses promise to be extra plush or extra soft, but fewer beds cater to folks who prefer an extra firm sleeping surface. If you’ve been searching for a firm mattress in vain, then your wait may be about to end. Brooklyn Bedding’s Plank Hybrid mattress is one of the firmest mattresses we’ve ever tested.

Could this bed offer the supportive sleep surface you’ve been looking for? Find out in our in-depth Plank Hybrid mattress review! We’ll cover everything you need to know about the Plank Hybrid, including its firmness, feel, construction, performance, breathability, and more.

Plank Hybrid
Plank Hybrid
Plank Hybrid

The Plank Hybrid from Brooklyn Bedding is a firm, flippable mattress with two firmnesses in one. Click the button and use code MEMORIAL25 to get 25% off your purchase. 

Plank Hybrid Mattress Overview

The Plank Hybrid is made by Brooklyn Bedding, a very popular online mattress brand. The company’s lineup also includes the Aurora, Bowery, Ecosleep, Propel, Signature, Spartan, and Titan mattresses, as well as the original Plank mattress. The Plank and Plank Hybrid are by far the firmest models.

The Plank Hybrid is (you guessed it!) a hybrid bed that layers very thin comfort layers over supportive coils. It’s also flippable, so you can choose from two firmness options on the same mattress. Both sides are very firm, but one is even firmer than the other. Because the Plank Hybrid is so firm, it’s going to appeal to certain types of sleepers much more than others. Here’s a quick look at who’s most likely to enjoy this bed and who will need to continue their mattress search.

Who Might Like The Plank Hybrid?

  • People who want an extremely firm mattress
  • Those who want multiple firmness options on one bed
  • Stomach sleepers and back sleepers who like something firmer
  • Hot sleepers who need a mattress that sleeps cool

Who Might Not Like The Plank Hybrid?

  • Side sleepers
  • Fans of softer mattresses
  • Those who want a memory foam feel

Plank Hybrid Mattress Video Review

Want to see the Plank Hybrid up close and personal? Then check out our in-depth video review! Our reviewer, Marten, reveals each layer of the Plank Hybrid’s construction and then shares his experiences with sleeping in every position on this bed.

 

Plank Hybrid Mattress Firmness And Feel

To get to know the Plank Hybrid better, let’s start by taking a look at its firmness and feel. These factors will tell you a lot about whether this bed is well suited to your sleep preferences.

How Firm Is The Plank Hybrid?

As noted above, the Plank Hybrid is a flippable mattress that offers two firmness options in one bed. We ranked the Firm side around 8/10, and we ranked the Extra Firm side around 9/10. The industry standard for average firmness is 6.5/10, so both beds are significantly firmer than average. The Extra Firm side is one of the firmest mattress surfaces we’ve ever slept on.

Firmness is a bit subjective, so your assessments might be a hair different than ours. But it’s safe to say that everyone is going to find this mattress to be very firm.

Sleeping On The Plank Hybrid

We personally tested every sleep position on both sides of this mattress. Here’s a look at how we felt.

Firm Side

We felt good while back sleeping on the Firm side of the Plank Hybrid. Our spine felt very well supported, and our hips remained elevated and aligned with the spine.

Not surprisingly, the Firm side felt too firm for side sleeping. We experienced significant pressure around the shoulder and hip. It’s possible, however, that heavier people might fare okay in this position.

We felt good again when we rolled to our stomach. As with back sleeping, the Plank Hybrid did a nice job of supporting spinal alignment in this position.

Plank Hybrid - Stomach Sleeping

Extra Firm Side

We felt good while back sleeping on the Extra Firm side; our spine stayed supported and our hips stayed aligned with the spine. Note that lightweight people (and some average-weight people) will almost certainly find that the bed feels too firm in this position.

Shocking no one, the Extra Firm side felt way too firm for side sleeping. We felt very jammed up around the shoulder and hip. People who sleep in this position will require a softer mattress for side sleepers.

We felt great while stomach sleeping on the Extra Firm side of this mattress. Our spine felt very well supported and our hips and spine stayed aligned.

What Does The Plank Hybrid Feel Like?

Brooklyn Bedding’s Plank Hybrid mattress has a bouncy and very firm feel. This bed has a very flat surface without much “give,” and you’ll feel like you’re sleeping on top of the mattress rather than “in” it. Because of this, it’s easy to move around and change positions.

Average Weight Sleepers – 130lbs – 230lbs

Average-weight back sleepers will probably prefer the Firm side of the Plank Hybrid, as the Extra Firm side might feel too firm. Both sides are almost certainly too firm for side sleepers in this weight range. Average-weight stomach sleepers should feel well supported on either side of this mattress.

Heavyweight Sleepers – Over 230lbs

Both sides of this mattress should offer plenty of support to heavyweight back sleepers. The Extra Firm side is too firm for side sleeping, but larger people might press into the Firm side enough to obtain some pressure relief in this position. Heavyweight stomach sleepers should feel well supported on both sides of this mattress, especially the Extra Firm side.

Lightweight Sleepers – Under 130lbs

Lightweight back and side sleepers will almost certainly find that both sides of the Plank Hybrid feel too firm. Lightweight stomach sleepers should feel well supported on both sides of the mattress.

Plank Hybrid Mattress Construction

Let’s peel back the cover on the Plank Hybrid mattress and take a look at how it’s made! We’ll reveal each layer of this bed’s construction and share how different materials affect performance and feel.

Cover

The Plank Hybrid mattress comes with a breathable cover. If you’re still worried about sleeping hot, you can opt to include a cooling panel on top. This panel is made with Phase Change Material and should help draw heat away from your body.

Comfort Layers

The Extra Firm side’s primary comfort layer consists of a 0.75” quilted top layer. Beneath that, there’s a 2” layer of high-density support foam. Translation? This is not a plush mattress, and it’s not designed to be. It’s designed to be very firm and highly supportive.

Plank Hybrid - Construction

The Firm side of the mattress also has a quilted top layer, but it’s double the thickness of the Extra Firm side at 1.5”. Beneath that, there’s a 1” layer of TitanFlex foam, which is firm and supportive. (The TitanFlex foam is only on the Firm side.) Finally, there’s a 2” layer of high-density support foam.

Support Layers

Both sides of the Plank Hybrid mattress feature the same support layer. It’s made from 6” of individually-encased TitanCaliber coils, which give the mattress support and structure.

Mattress Height

The Plank Hybrid stands just a bit over 13” tall.

Plank Hybrid Mattress Size Options And Price

Curious about the latest size and pricing information for Brooklyn Bedding’s Plank Hybrid mattress? Then take a gander at the chart below!

Note: These are the prices without the cooling panel included.

Size Dimensions Price
Twin 38″ x 75″ x 13″ $799
Twin XL 38″ x 80″ x 13″ $899
Full 53″ x 75″ x 13″ $999
Queen 60″ x 80″ x 13″ $1274
King 76″ x 80″ x 13″ $1499
California King 72″ x 84″ x 13″ $1499

To get the best deal, make sure to check out our Brooklyn Bedding coupons.

Plank Hybrid
Plank Hybrid
Plank Hybrid

The Plank Hybrid from Brooklyn Bedding is a firm, flippable mattress with two firmnesses in one. Click the button and use code MEMORIAL25 to get 25% off your purchase. 

Plank Hybrid Mattress Performance

We ran the Plank Hybrid through a range of tests to see how it performed with regard to temperature regulation, motion transfer, edge support, and more. Let’s see how it did!

Sleeping Hot Or Cold

The Plank Hybrid does a decent job of sleeping cool thanks to its breathable cover and the coils, which allow for plenty of airflow to circulate throughout the mattress.

As noted above, if you’re still worried about overheating, you can add the cooling panel with Phase Change Material. This material will help draw heat away from your body and make this an even cooler sleeping mattress.

Motion Transfer

Even though the Plank Hybrid is firm and bouncy, it handles motion transfer surprisingly well. While it doesn’t minimize disturbances as much as plush memory foam, partners shouldn’t feel extremely disturbed by each other’s movements during the night.

Edge Support

We found the edge support on the Plank Hybrid to be nothing short of amazing. Because it’s a very firm mattress, it doesn’t collapse when we sit or lie near the edge.

Plank Hybrid - Edge Support

Durability

The Plank Hybrid mattress is made with durable materials and should not sag for quite a long time. With proper care, expect this mattress to last for between 7 and 10 years—if not more.

Off-Gassing

When we first unboxed the Plank Hybrid, we did notice a bit of initial off-gassing. This should dissipate within a couple of days.

Noise

We didn’t observe any notable noise while moving around on this bed during our review. Because it contains coils, it’s possible the coils might start to squeak a bit over time.

Sex

Because the Plank Hybrid is a bouncy and responsive mattress, it should be a great mattress for sexual partners. Partners shouldn’t feel stuck in this bed, and it should be easy to move around and change positions.

Overall Rating

Want to see how the Plank Hybrid mattress performed by the numbers? We did the math below!

Plank Hybrid
4.4 Overall
Summary
The Plank Hybrid is one of the firmest mattresses on the market and features both a firm side and an extra firm side.
Support
Edge Support
Cooling
Motion Transfer
Durability
Trial Period
Warranty

Company Info

If you choose to purchase the Plank Hybrid, you can expect to encounter the following company policies.

Warranty Info

Brooklyn Bedding’s Plank Hybrid comes with a 10-year warranty.

Sleep Trial

The Plank Hybrid comes with a generous 120-night sleep trial.

Return Policy

If you are not satisfied with the Plank Hybrid, reach out to the company and they will work to resolve your concerns in one of several ways. You will be able to choose between modifying your existing mattress, upgrading the frame and support system for your mattress, exchanging the Plank Hybrid for a different mattress model, or obtaining a full refund. Learn more about this return policy on the Plank Mattress site.

How Does The Plank Hybrid Compare To Other Mattresses?

Curious to know how the Plank Hybrid stacks up against other extra-firm mattresses? That’s a good question! We did some of the comparison shopping for you by comparing the Plank Hybrid to the all-foam Plank mattress.

Plank Hybrid Vs. Plank Mattress

Both the Plank Hybrid and the Plank are extremely firm, flippable mattresses, but they have some differences in construction. The Plank Hybrid is a hybrid bed, while the Plank is all-foam. This means the main distinction between the Plank Hybrid and the Plank mattress shows up in their support layer: The Plank Hybrid’s support layer is made from individually wrapped coils, while the Plank’s support layer consists of high-density foam. Additionally, the Plank Hybrid features a more complex construction with more layers.

Plank Mattress - Construction

These beds are fairly similar in terms of firmness. We ranked the Plank Hybrid’s Firm side around 8/10 and its Extra Firm side around 9/10. Similarly, we ranked the Firm side of the Plank around 8/10 and the Extra Firm side around 9/10. That said, in our subjective experience both sides of the Plank Hybrid feel just a touch softer than their counterparts on the Plank mattress. The original Plank is truly one of the firmest mattresses in existence.

These beds are also quite similar in terms of feel. We found both beds to have a firm, bouncy feel. They create a very flat sleep surface so you feel like you’re sleeping on top of the bed as opposed to sinking into it. That said, the Plank Hybrid has a touch more “give” than the original Plank.

Finally, these beds are the same when it comes to pricing. Both mattresses cost $1,274 (at full price) for a Queen-size bed.

Who Should Choose The Plank Hybrid?

  • People who want a little more give
  • Folks who sleep hot and want a cooling mattress

Who Should Choose The Plank?

  • People who want the firmest mattress possible

Learn more about the original Plank mattress in our Plank mattress review.

Plank Hybrid Mattress FAQs

Still pondering the Plank Hybrid? Maybe the answers to these frequently asked questions will help you make your decision!

Is the Plank Hybrid worth it?

The Plank Hybrid is a durable mattress made with quality materials. If you’re in the market for a very firm, supportive mattress, then it could be a good long-term investment.

Can you flip the Plank Hybrid mattress?

Yes! The Plank Hybrid is a flippable mattress that offers two firmness choices in one bed. Both sides of this mattress are very firm.

How long will the Plank Hybrid mattress last?

The Plank Hybrid should be a very durable mattress. With proper care, expect it to last for approximately 7 to 10 years or more.

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Marten Carlson

Marten is Senior Editor at Mattress Clarity. He covers the mattress industry as well as sleep science news. He is specifically interested in the connection between sleep and overall health. Marten has written for media publications like Consequence of Sound and received a master’s degree in Film Studies from Emory University. He comes from Franklin, Indiana, and spends all the time he can writing, directing, and acting in films. He has directed genre short films and features. His newest film, Starlets, recently premiered at the River Town Film Festival in Clinton, NJ. He also stars in the upcoming thriller, Sour Bear. His next film, At The Hop, is a hot rod actioner with a horror twist.