Brooklyn Bedding vs Casper Mattress
Should you pick Casper or the hybrid Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress?
Last Updated: September 10, 2020
Brooklyn Bedding and Casper are two of the most well-known bed-in-a-box brands on earth. While the two beds are frequently discussed together, most people don't realize there are a few key differences between the them. In this post, we break down the pros and cons of each mattress so you can make a more informed decision.
Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress vs Casper Synopsis
If you came here just for the headlines, here are the primary points of differentiation between these two mattresses.
- Construction — The Brooklyn Signature is a hybrid mattress (contains coils), while the original Casper is an all-foam bed. Casper does sell a few hybrid mattresses though.
- Price — The Brooklyn Signature is more affordable than Casper.
- Firmness Options — The Brooklyn Signature is available in three different firmness options, while Casper on comes in one firmness model.
There’s a lot more you’ll want to consider when shopping for a new mattress, though. Keep reading to learn more about Casper and Brooklyn Bedding.
In this section, we cover the major advantages the Brooklyn Signature mattress has over the Casper mattress.
As mentioned above, the Brooklyn Signature is available in three different firmness levels. Overall, we like the flexibility that Brooklyn offers. This flexibility means every type of sleeper will be able purchase a mattress that best suits their particular sleeping habits.
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However, as we mentioned above, Casper is a very accommodating mattress, as well. It’s good for side, back, and stomach sleepers, too, so the firmness options aren’t a huge advantage for Brooklyn.
The Brooklyn Signature Is More Affordable
This is a big advantage because everyone loves to save money. Depending on which size you get, the Brooklyn Signature is about $100-$250 less than the Original Casper mattress in terms of MSRP.
Both companies regularly offer coupon codes and promo codes, but Brooklyn seems to be quite a bit more aggressive. For example, Brooklyn often offers 20% off all their mattresses. That would make their queen size drop below the $775 mark, which is an absolute steal. Check the green box on your screen to see what kind of discount the company is currently offering.
When it comes to how each mattress is made, Brooklyn definitely gets the win. It’s just a thicker bed that incorporates higher-quality materials.
Overall, the Brooklyn Signature comes in at 12″ thick and is comprised of five different layers. For comparison purposes, the Casper mattress is about 11″ thick and is comprised of three foam layers. (If you decide to opt for Casper Hybrid and Wave Hybrid then they’ll contain a blend of foam and coils).
The big advantage the Signature has over Casper is that it uses 6″ pocketed coils for its support structure. Generally, beds that have coils tend to provide more support and be more durable over the long haul.
With that said, if you’re leaning towards Casper but the only thing missing is coils, they began selling hybrid mattresses in early 2019 so you always have those options as well.
Better For Heavy People
Due the construction of the Brooklyn Signature, we think it’s the better option for heavy folks (250+ lb) over the original Casper mattress.
We almost always point people with heavier builds towards beds that contain coils because coils provide bi-directional support, meaning the coils have a little give (compress) just like dense support foams, but also push back against pressure (resistance). As such, beds that contain coils are just better equipped to support the extra force heavy people exert on a bed.
If you compare Brooklyn Signature to Casper’s new Wave Hybrid or Casper Hybrid, we’d say they’re equally suitable mattresses for heavy set folks. So if by the end of this comparison you like Casper more, take a look at their hybrids.
In this section, we flip the script and cover the primary advantages the Original Casper mattress has over the Brooklyn Signature mattress. Keep in mind we’re only discussing the original Casper model in this comparison. They also offer Casper Wave Hybrid, Casper Element, and Casper Nova Hybrid.
This is one area where coils tend to be a disadvantage since they give the bed a little bounce. As such, we think Casper gets the slight edge when it comes to motion isolation. The bed does a great job of deadening movement.
That’s not to say the motion isolation on the Brooklyn Signature is bad by any means. It’s actually quite good for a hybrid mattress and won’t be an issue for the majority of sleepers. It just has a little more bounce than the Casper mattress.
This is an important topic for couples to consider. Good motion isolation means you won’t feel as much of your partner’s movements during the night. After all, no one wants to be jostled awake every time their partner gets up to sneak another chocolate chip cookie.
This might be a small advantage, but the Casper mattress has a removable cover, while the Brooklyn Signature does not.
However, Casper recommends you do not machine wash the cover. If you happen to spill something on the bed, you should just spot clean it with a mild detergent and water. That’s actually how you’re supposed to clean the Brooklyn Signature, as well, so you can see why we said it was a minor advantage.
Still, it might be useful for some people to actually remove the cover in order to spot clean it.
Lighter And Easier To Move
This is another minor advantage, but the Casper mattress is lighter and easier to move. This is great for people who tend to move a lot or just switch rooms frequently. In other words, it’s a great mattress for military families or those who like to feng shui.
Casper Mattress vs Brooklyn Bedding Review Verdict
Congratulations, you made it to the end. As you probably noticed above, these two beds have a lot in common. For example, both mattresses have a soft, neutral-foam feel and accommodate all sleeper types.
However, when it comes to the relative advantages/disadvantages, it’s pretty one-sided. Brooklyn Bedding is the winner in this comparison. It’s more affordable, has a higher-quality construction.
If your only complaint is the original Casper’s lack of coils, head over to their website to find out a little more about Casper Hybrid and Wave Hybrid.
What Casper and Brooklyn Bedding Have In Common
Normally, we discuss what the beds have in common at the end of the comparison, but we decided to include this section up front since the mattresses share a few similarities that are important to note.
Both Beds Have A Soft, Neutral-Foam Feel
Typically, the beds we compare have different feels, but that’s not the case here.
The Brooklyn Signature and Original Casper both have a soft, neutral-foam feel. What we mean by “neutral-foam feel” is that the top layers don’t really conform and hug your body the way memory foam does. If you like memory foam, you should check out our Best Memory Foam Mattresses list.
The Brooklyn Signature does have a little memory foam in its quilted cover, but uses what the company calls “TitanFlex Comfort foam” for its true top layer. This is a patented proprietary foam (i.e. it’s a special blend).
Casper uses a proprietary foam (open-cell foam) for its top layer, as well.
Both beds have a soft, ultra-comfortable top layer that is more responsive than traditional memory foam.
The only difference is that the Brooklyn Signature contains coils, which gives the bed a little bounce. Some people prefer a little bounce and some don’t. It’s really just personal preference.
All Sleeper Types
Both Casper and Brooklyn also accommodate all types of sleepers. That includes back, stomach, and side sleepers, as well as combination sleepers (people who rotate between all three positions).
The Casper mattress only comes in one firmness model (medium firmness), but it strikes a really nice balance between comfort and support. The bed provides a good amount of pressure relief when you’re on your side (it even made our list of the Best Beds For Side Sleepers) and solid support under your lower back and trunk when you’re on your back.
The Brooklyn Signature is a little different in that you need to choose your firmness level. The bed is available in a Soft, Medium, or Firm. The Medium is the most popular. We think that version lands around a medium-soft to medium on the firmness scale.
Overall, we’d recommend strict side sleepers go with either the Soft or Medium versions and primary back and stomach sleepers go with the Firm version.
As mentioned above, the top layers of both beds are comprised of responsive, proprietary foams. As such, both beds snap back to their original shape quickly after pressure is released.
This is a topic that’s important for active sleepers (i.e. people who move around a lot throughout the night). Generally, active sleepers will find it effortless to switch between sleeping positions on responsive beds, so they won’t feel “stuck in the mud” with either of these mattresses.
Both Beds Sleep Temperature Neutral
We think both beds will sleep temperature neutral. How hot/cool a mattress sleeps is a popular topic in the bedding industry, but it’s a tough subject to dissect since external factors play a major role. Things like what climate you live in, what kind of sheets you use, and what kind of clothes you sleep in play a huge factor in how warm or cool you sleep.
Regardless, we don’t think the Casper or Brooklyn Signature mattresses will be the reason why you sleep cool or hot. These beds won’t actively cool you down, nor will they heat up.
Brooklyn Bedding And Casper Policies
If you’re new to the whole bed-in-a-box concept, you’re in for a treat. Buying a mattress online these days is very easy and convenient. Let’s start with Brooklyn Bedding’s policies.
The Brooklyn Signature mattress comes with free shipping and arrives at your door compressed in a box. Once it’s delivered, just the move the box to your desired room and proceed to unroll the mattress onto your foundation. You should let the mattress breathe and inflate for about 24-72 hours before using it.
Once the mattress is delivered, Brooklyn Bedding gives you a 120-night risk-free trial period. This is how these bed-in-a-box companies compete with local retailers who let you try out their mattresses in-store. Basically, Brooklyn Bedding is giving you four full months to test the bed in the comfort of your own home and decide whether you like it or not.
If, after 30 nights (it takes time to adjust to a new bed), you decide the bed isn’t for you, no problem, just give the company a call and they’ll take care of everything. First, they’ll arrange for your mattress to be picked up from your home at no additional cost. From there, just provide proof that the mattress has been removed from your home and they’ll issue you a full refund. The entire refund/return process will normally take around 2-3 weeks.
Brooklyn Bedding also backs the Signature mattress with a 10-year warranty. You can read more about it on the company’s website.
Casper also offers very friendly customer policies. They offer free shipping, free returns, a 100-night risk-free trial period, and a 10-year warranty.
Also, just so you know, the policies that we just reviewed are pretty standard for the bed-in-a-box industry. The majority of mattresses you buy online will come with free delivery, free returns, a long trial period, and an extended warranty.