A lot of consumers don’t realize just how convenient and streamlined it is to purchase a bed online these days. You longer have to spend hours in your local mattress store stressing over marked-up prices and trying to decipher the difference between hundreds of models. Instead, direct-to-consumer companies like Brooklyn Bedding offer customer-friendly policies that make it very easy for shoppers.
First, the Bloom Hybrid comes with free shipping (to the contiguous 48 states) and arrives compressed and rolled up in a box. Once you move the box to your room and unroll the mattress, just make sure to let it breathe for about 24-48 hours before using it so it can fully inflate.
Once the mattress is delivered, Brooklyn Bedding offers you a 120-night risk-free trial period. Basically, the company is allowing you test the Bloom Hybrid in the comfort of your own home for four full months before deciding whether you want to keep it or not. That sure beats 30 seconds in your local brick-and-mortar mattress store, right?
If you decide you like the mattress, great, that’s the ultimate goal. But if, after 30 nights, you decide you don’t like the Bloom Hybrid, don’t worry, you can still get your money back. All you have to do is contact Brooklyn Bedding and they’ll arrange for the mattress to be picked up from your home and donated to a local charity. Once the mattress has been removed from your home, just provide proof (pick-up receipt) to the company and they’ll issue you a full refund.
Furthermore, Brooklyn Bedding backs the Bloom Hybrid with a 10-year limited warranty. This protects against sagging and any other manufacturing defects. You can read more about the warranty on Brooklyn’s website.
To be transparent, the policies we just covered are pretty common for the bed-in-a-box industry. You can expect most beds you buy online to come with free delivery, a risk-free trial period, and a long warranty.
If you’re interested in the Bloom mattress, you’ve probably already noticed that there are two options to choose from, an all-foam version and a hybrid version. We are primarily focusing on the hybrid model in this review, but just for clarification purposes, here are the primary differences between the two.
Construction — As the name implies, the hybrid model uses coils for its foundation. The all-foam version, on the other hand, uses a 6″ latex foam core for its foundation. We discuss what benefits coils provide in the sections below.
Price — Since the all-foam version uses more latex foam (a pricey bedding material), it’s quite a bit more expensive than the hybrid model. Depending on which size you select, the all-foam model is about $500-$700 more than the hybrid model.
While we’re on the subject of other mattress models, here’s a quick rundown of some of the other beds Brooklyn Bedding offers.
Bowery — This is the company’s most affordable mattress. It’s an all-foam bed that has a soft, neutral-foam feel.
Bowery Hybrid — Just like the Bowery mentioned above, except it contains coils for added support. It’s a little more expensive than the all-foam model, as well.
Signature — The company’s flagship mattress. This is a hybrid bed that has a soft, neutral-foam feel and comes in three different firmness options.
Aurora — A premium hybrid mattress that incorporates special cooling textiles in the cover. This is a great option for hot sleepers.
Plank — A firm, double-sided mattress that is ideal for back and stomach sleepers who require extra support.
Also, it’s important to note that Brooklyn Bedding owns and operates its own state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Phoenix, Arizona. They are one of the few bed-in-a-box brands that actually manufacture mattresses themselves.
If you take a quick look at the Bloom Hybrid mattress on the company’s website, it’s clear the company is targeting eco-conscious consumers who prefer natural and organic materials. As you will find out below, this mattress uses a combination of natural foams, fibers, and fabrics.
All in all, the mattress is comprised of four different layers and totals 13.25″ thick. The mattress starts with a 1″ layer of high-density base foam. This is a poly foam that simply serves as a foundation for the coils above.
On that note, the next layer is comprised of 8″ quantum edge pocketed coils. These coils serve as the primary support structure for the bed. Depending on which size you select, the bed will contain up to 1,189 individual coils.
Next is a 3″ layer of talalay latex foam. This layer serves dual purposes. It provides a soft transition from the firm coils below, as well as some comfort for the person sleeping. For those of you who don’t know, talalay latex is premium, natural foam that is actually derived from the sap of rubber trees.
Rounding out the mattress is a 1.25″ quilted wool and organic cotton topper. The wool is actually Joma Wool, which is a natural fiber that is grown in New Zealand. It’s fluffy, yet also quite resilient. Overall, this topper gives the bed a soft, comfortable feel.
As we referenced above, the Bloom Hybrid uses a premium, non-removable topper/cover. It’s soft, comfortable, and gives the bed a luxurious look.
If you happen to get the bed dirty or you have a little red wine accident, the company recommends you spot clean the cover with a mild detergent. Also, the company makes sure to state you should dab the cover instead of rubbing it.
Alternatively, you could also look into purchasing a mattress protector to safeguard against spills and dirt. You can check out the Bloom Mattress Protector on the company’s website or popular protectors on Amazon.
The Bloom Hybrid mattress is priced near the higher-end of the bed-in-a-box industry. However, I don’t think this should come as a major shock considering the bed’s high-quality construction and use of natural and organic materials. Look, no matter what type of product you’re shopping for, you’re going to have to pay up for premium and natural ingredients/materials. It’s just the way it is at the end of the day.
Here’s how pricing breaks down by size.
|King / Cal King||$2,199|
However, we do have some good news for you. Brooklyn Bedding regularly offers promotions and discounts. We’ve even seen them offer 20% off before. That would take the queen size below the $1,500 mark, which is a lot more palatable. Check the discount box on the right hand side of the screen to see what sort of savings you can snag right now.
Before we get into feel and sleeper type, it’s important to understand why your weight matters when shopping for a new bed. In short, your weight affects how soft or firm a mattress will feel.
Generally speaking, heavy people (250+ lb) will feel like most mattresses are on the softer side of the spectrum. This is because heavy folks exert more force onto the surface of the mattress compared to more petite sized sleepers. As a result, large body types tend to sink into the soft top layers more.
On the flip side, lighter people will generally feel like most mattresses are on the firmer side of the spectrum. Small body types place very little pressure on the surface and will sleep more on top of the bed.
We typically write through the perspective of an average sized person (call it 150 to 225 lb), but we will reference all body types throughout this review.
It’s also important to note that the Bloom Hybrid mattress comes in three different firmness levels. You can choose between Soft, Medium, and Firm options. The company just makes slight tweaks to the construction depending on which model you select.
With that said, the Medium option is the company’s most popular model. That’s the version we’ve spent the most time with, but we will discuss the Soft and Firm versions, as well.
One might assume this mattress has a stereotypical latex foam feel given the 3″ layer of talalay latex near the top of the bed. However, that’s actually not the case. Due to the Joma Wool and organic cotton topper, the bed has more of a soft, pillow top feel.
Slumber Yard team member Jeff likes to say it feels like a traditional innerspring bed, but with a soft, neutral-foam topper. In other words, the bed has some bounce to it thanks to the coils, but it’s much more comfortable and accommodating than a traditional innerspring mattress thanks to the topper.
Don’t get me wrong, though, you can still feel a little of the latex foam that sits just underneath the wool/cotton topper. Latex foam is known for being super responsive and you definitely get that with this mattress.
This extra bit of responsiveness is nice for active sleepers who toss and turn and move around a lot throughout the night. Sometimes with beds that aren’t as responsive, these types of sleepers will sort of feel like they’re “stuck in the mud,” which can make it difficult to switch positions. Luckily, that’s the not the case with the Bloom Hybrid mattress.
In terms of firmness, we think the Medium option comes in around a medium on our soft-to-firm scale (funny how that works out sometimes). This option strikes a really nice symmetry between comfort and support.
In our opinion, the Soft option lands closer to a medium-soft, while the Firm option lands closer to a medium-firm. In the sections below, we describe which option is best for which types of sleepers.
Yes. Side sleepers will find the Bloom Hybrid very accommodating. The wool/cotton topper and talalay latex don’t quite contour or hug your body the way memory foam does but it’s still very soft and gentle around your pressure points. In other words, the top layers won’t cradle your hips and shoulders, but you also won’t experience any discomfort around those areas.
Overall, we’d recommend primary side sleepers stick with either the Medium or Soft options. These types of sleepers may find that the Firm option is a little too harsh.
Between the 8″ coils and the 3″ layer of talalay latex foam (one of the more durable foams on the market), this mattress provides quite a bit of support. During our testing process, our team members (even the heavier ones), found that the mattress provided ample support under their lower back and trunk. Their hips never sunk in to the point where their spine was no longer in proper alignment.
We’d recommend petite and average size back and stomach sleeper go with the Medium option. Heavier folks should go with the Firm option, though, for a little extra support.
Based on our answers from the previous sections, you can probably already guess what we’re going to say, but we’ll spell it out anyway. Yes, we think the Bloom Hybrid mattress is a viable option for combo sleepers. As we mentioned above, the mattress provides a nice balance between support and pressure relief.
It doesn’t matter whether you consider yourself a primary back, side, or stomach sleeper, the Bloom Hybrid will be accommodating.
In addition, combo sleepers will also appreciate how quick the mattress responds after pressure is released. This makes it quite effortless for combo sleepers to switch between positions.
Yes, but keep in mind how weight affects firmness. An especially light person (150 lb or less) will probably find that the Medium option feels more like a medium-firm and the Soft option will probably feel more like a medium. As such, we recommend smaller individuals stick with one of those options. The Firm option will most likely end up feeling too firm.
Yes. This is a thick, durable bed that contains coils, which is generally what heavy people will want to look for in a mattress.
First, thicker beds are preferable for heavy individuals since they’re more difficult to bottom out. There’s just more material between the sleeper and the foundation.
More importantly, though, coils provide what we call bi-directional support, meaning the coils compress, but also push back against pressure. This extra bit of resistance is ideal to support the weight big folks exert on a mattress.
All in all, we think the Bloom Hybrid is a great option for people who weigh over 250 lb. If you’re an especially heavy person, though, you may want to check out our list of the Best Beds For Heavy People.
We wouldn’t say the Bloom Hybrid bed sleeps hot. Rather, we’d say it sleeps more temperature neutral. The bed won’t actively cool you down (it’s not cool to the touch), but it also won’t be the primary reason why you warm up at night.
Keep in mind that temperature regulation is a sensitive subject in the bedding industry. A lot of mattress brands will use the term “cool” in their marketing rhetoric, but the truth is that external factors play a role, as well. We’re talking about factors like what climate you live in, what sort of pajamas you sleep in, and how low you keep your air conditioner set. Factors like these can affect how cool or warm you sleep throughout the night.
We think the Bloom Hybrid mattress is a viable option for couples. It performs well in terms of edge support and motion isolation, which are two important factors for people who share a mattress to consider.
First, the bed does a good job of isolating movement. The top layers do a perfectly decent job of deadening the bounce from the coils in the bed. In our tests, we noticed some motion that was transferred from one side of the bed to the other.
This means that you likely won’t be disturbed by your partner’s movements throughout the night. It’s a never a good thing when you’re jostled awake every time your partner gets up to go to the bathroom or rolls over. Luckily, we think the Bloom Hybrid mattress will deaden the majority of the motion your partner creates, so you can get a more restful night of sleep.
The Bloom Hybrid also provides solid edge support. As you roll over towards the side, you still feel properly supported and you never feel as if you’re going to slide right off the edge.
This is a particularly important consideration for partners who share a smaller size mattress. A lot of times, one partner will end up hogging the middle of the mattress, leaving the other person confined to the edge. In this instance, it’s imperative the sleeper still feels properly supported. With the Bloom Hybrid, both partners will be able to spread out and get comfortable.
Overall, there’s a lot to like about this mattress. It’s comfortable, it comes in multiple firmness options, and it accommodates people of all shapes and sizes. Really, the only downside we see with this bed is its price tag. As such, we see it being best for eco-conscious consumers who are willing to pay up for the natural/organic materials in the bed.
How did the Slumber Yard team get this mattress?
|Brooklyn Bedding sent us the Bloom Hybrid for free in order to test the mattress. However, we received no monetary compensation from the company in order to provide the review. We retain full editorial control over the content we publish.|
Is the Bloom Hybrid mattress safe?
|Yes, the foams inside the Bloom Hybrid mattress are CertiPur Certified, meaning they are free from harmful chemicals or toxins.|
Do I need a special foundation for the Bloom Hybrid?
|No, the Bloom Hybrid will work with most foundations, box springs, and frames as long the support system has little to no flex. In other words, you need to put the mattress on a firm surface.|
Does the Bloom Hybrid mattress use any chemical fire retardants?
|No, the mattress does not incorporate any kind of chemical fire spray or retardant. Instead, the mattress includes a fire retardant sock made out of silica, rayon, polyester, and cotton.|
Does Brooklyn Bedding ship to Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada?
|Yes, Brooklyn Bedding will ship to these locations, but for an additional fee. The exact cost will be calculated upon checkout.|