Both Brentwood Home and Saatva are considered to be in the higher quality tier of online mattress brands. They both produce very nice, comfortable beds and make an effort to be eco-friendly in the process. They operate on a similar marketing platform, so it’s no wonder why mattress shoppers often find themselves hemming and hawing between the two. That doesn’t mean these two mattresses are interchangeable, though. They have different feels and constructions that make them better suited to different people.
Before we get into the post, here some of the key differences between the two beds.
Within the online mattress industry, there are some fairly standard policies in regards to shipping, returns, trials, and stuff like that. In most cases, purchasing a mattress will get you free shipping, fully refunded returns, a 100-night risk-free trial period to decide if you want to return it, and a 10-year warranty if you don’t.
Brentwood Home offers free shipping, or optional white glove delivery for an additional fee. Once you get your bed, which will arrive either compressed in a box or via that optional white glove service, you have 120 nights to sleep on it and be sure it’s right for you. So that’s actually 20 days longer than an average trial period.
If, during your trial period, you decide that your Brentwood mattress isn’t all that you hoped, or maybe you just realize you don’t actually like what you thought you did, don’t sweat it—you can call up the company and they’ll send someone to pick up the mattress. Once pick up has been confirmed, you’ll be refunded. If you keep your Brentwood mattress, though, it will be backed by a 25-year warranty. All warranties have their own terms, however, so be sure to read up on exactly what it covers. You can check out the full warranty on the company’s website.
Saatva’s policies are similar, although they do diverge a bit. When you buy a Saatva mattress, you get free white glove delivery. This is in part because Saatva makes pretty hefty beds, but it’s also because they like to say that their mattresses are too nice to compress (it’s part of their marketing platform). So they’ll bring your new mattress in for you and set it up where you want it. They’ll also remove your old one if you’d like.
Like Brentwood, Saatva gives you a 120-night trial period to be sure you really love the mattress. And again, that’s longer than average for the industry. If it turns out you don’t want to keep your Saatva bed, you can return it, but it isn’t entirely free. You’ll be refunded for the mattress minus a $99 shipping fee. If you keep your Saatva, it comes with a 15-year warranty.
The Brentwood Home Oceano mattress is a 14.5” hybrid bed with a luxurious pillow top feel. As a company, Brentwood takes steps to be eco-friendly in both the materials they use and the process of their manufacturing. The bed’s cover is made with natural Tencel fibers (a plant-based material) and the mattress also includes a sustainable New Zealand wool layer. Plus, all the foam materials in the Oceano are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning that they’re safe for you and the environment.
All of those premium, eco-forward materials and practices do up the price tag on this mattress, though. It’s priced at about $1,500 for a queen size bed, which is on the higher end of the online mattress price range. However, that’s just the MSRP. Brentwood Home typically offers some sort of discount or coupon code to makes their beds more affordable. Check BrentwoodHome.com to see what kind of savings you can score right now.
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On our soft to firm scale, the Oceano comes in at a medium to medium-firm. Its hybrid construction provides the support, durability, and airflow of coils, along with a soft, thick pillow-y feel on top.
The construction, feel, and firmness of this bed make it best suited for those who sleep on their side or in a combination of sleep positions, as opposed to those who sleep strictly on their back and/or stomach. This bed will work for all body types, though, heavy builds included, because the thickness of the mattress along with the coils make it very durable and supportive enough for all sizes of side sleepers.
Overall, we find this bed to be exceptionally comfortable. It’s a Slumber Yard favorite, and we think a lot of sleepers will like it, too.
Saatva’s flagship mattress is a 14.5” or 11.5” (you choose which height you prefer) bed with pocketed coils, innersprings, and memory foam in its construction. Despite the layer of memory foam, it has a more traditional innerspring feel with a firm pillow topper.
The Saatva mattress comes in three different firmness models: Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, and Firm. We tried the Luxury Firm, which is their most popular model, and found it to be around a medium-firm on our scale. If you’d like something a bit softer or something even firmer, you have those options with the Plush Soft and Firm models.
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Because this bed is quite firm, even at its middle model, we think it’s well suited for back and stomach sleepers. Plus, the coils offer plenty of support, regardless of your size. If you’re a side or combo sleeper, we’d suggest opting for the Plush Soft model to get some added pressure relief. However, we’d also note that particularly petite folks may still find the Plush Soft to be too firm for a full night of side sleeping.
Like the Brentwood Oceano, Saatva includes eco-friendly materials. Saatva’s cover is made of organic cotton, recycled steel springs, and CertiPUR-US certified foam.
While Saatva isn’t one of the cheapest beds out there, it is more affordable than Brentwood’s Oceano. A queen size Saatva is priced around $1,100. That’s fairly average for an online mattress. If both Saatva and Brentwood are a little out of your price range, you may want to check out our list of the Best Cheap Mattresses.
We also suggest Saatva for folks who tend to get too hot during the night. With its firmer feel and spring system, Saatva allows for great airflow and prevents you from feeling trapped in your own body heat.
Ultimately, we like Saatva quite a lot. We find it to be comfortable, pretty accommodating, and well made.
Between the Brentwood Home Oceano mattress and the Saatva mattress, we just can’t be pressed to pick an actual winner. These are both great beds, so it really just comes down to which one is better for you personally.
We’d say to go for the Brentwood Oceano if you like a softer, plusher feeling bed, if you’re a strict side sleeper, or maybe even if you’re very petite, because it’ll provide better pressure relief even for a smaller frame.
Go for Saatva, though, if you spend most of your sleep time on your back and/or stomach, your budget isn’t quite equipped for something at the Oceano’s price point, or you’re looking for a bed that’s going to help you stay cooler throughout the night.