If there are two things you should know about the bed-in-a-box mattress brand Brentwood Home, it’s that they produce high-quality, eco-friendly mattresses, and they’re big on charity. This review will focus on their double-sided hybrid and vegan offering the Crystal Cove mattress, but they offer a variety of different beds depending on your preference and budget. Speaking of the different beds they sell, for every mattress sold, Brentwood Home will donate to the National Forest Foundation in the effort to plant 10,000 trees across the United States. In addition to that, for every Crystal Cove mattress sold, they’ll donate one ReliefBed to someone in need, such as a homeless shelter or people living through a natural disaster. We really appreciate how they go above and beyond with their mattress-making and their philanthropy.
As you can see, Brentwood Home isn’t your typical bedding brand, and the Crystal Cove mattress isn’t your typical bed, either. Here are its main highlights:
- It’s double-sided, featuring one plush side and one firmer side
- It’s 100% vegan
- Ideal for all body types and almost all sleeping positions
- Features two types of foam (memory foam and latex foam) to achieve different firmness levels
Brentwood Home Crystal Cove Mattress Construction
The Crystal Cove mattress is one of the more interesting beds you’ll find on the market. It utilizes a double-sided design that incorporates pocketed coils, memory foam, and latex foam.
Soft Side – The soft side uses one layer of Flow Foam and one layer of memory foam for its primary comfort slabs. The memory foam is unlike traditional memory foam as it’s infused with charcoal to help with temperature regulation.
Center (foundation) – Pocketed coil layer that provides the bulk of the bed’s support. It consists of over 1,000 coils individuals wrapped to help isolate motion.
Firm side – The firm side of Crystal Cove uses 2” of natural Dunlop latex for its comfort layer, sustainably sourced from a tropical rubber tree.
Cover – The cover is a pretty sage color and features one of the most detailed designs we’ve ever seen on a cover — it’s one pretty mattress.
Crystal Cove Mattress Review Firmness And Feel Analysis
The mattress features a different type of foam in its two comfort layers, so the two sides of this mattress will each feel differently from the other. The soft side is considered “Luxury Plush.” As you lay down, you can feel the charcoal-infused memory foam sort of wrapping your body.
Since this bed is flippable, you get two chances to find your perfect firmness level. We think the soft side lands around a medium to medium-soft on the firmness scale, and the firm side is around a medium-firm.
- Pressure Relief
The soft memory foam side is the most pressure-relieving if that’s what you’re looking for. The memory foam gently hugs the curves of your body and cradles those joints around your hips and shoulders. Though, if you’re a back or stomach sleeper, you’ll want to stick with the firmer side for its additional support.
Latex foam is naturally perforated with holes across the surface, making it a breathable and temperature regulating foam. Memory foam is the one that has a reputation for retaining heat. Not to worry, though. We think the infusion of charcoal helps keep you more comfortable throughout the night. Your body temperature will likely depend more on how hot your house is, the climate you live in, and the type of pajamas you wear to bed.
Crystal Cove Bed Price
Given the unique design of the Brentwood Crystal Cove mattress, we actually think the bed is reasonably priced. Natural, eco-friendly mattresses tend to be steep in price and only get more expensive when you’re dealing with a hybrid mattress.
However, the MSRP for a queen size is about $1,300. Then, after discounts and coupon codes, the price come checkout usually lands somewhere in the $1,100-$1,200 range.
Brentwood Home Sleeper Type Analysis
We usually sleep in one or two primary positions while we sleep, and it should help you decide if a mattress is going to be right for you.
- Side Sleepers
The soft side of Crystal Cove will be great for side sleepers. Side sleepers generally need a soft, pressure-relieving surface for their shoulders and hips to dig into, whereas a firm surface might irritate those pressure points.
- Back and stomach sleepersGood For
Folks who favor their back or stomach usually are most comfortable on firmer mattresses, so the firm side will be ideal for these types. Firmer beds are typically more supportive and will keep a back and stomach sleeper’s spine from sagging into the mattress, preventing back pain.
- Combination Sleepers
This might not be the best mattress for combination sleepers since there is no middle-ground firmness profile offered, but you’ll be fine if you favor either your side, back, or stomach. If you switch evenly for all three positions, we’d suggest you look into the best beds for combination sleepers.
Body Type Analysis
Your weight and BMI also play a role in whether or not a mattress will be accommodating enough for you.
- Petite to Average individuals
This hybrid mattress is going to support people under 230 lbs. just fine! But, if you weigh under the 150 lbs. range, remember that mattresses will feel a little firmer to you than the average person.
- Heavy individuals
Folks who weigh over 230 lbs. should sleep on hybrid mattresses because they offer more support and durability than all-foam beds. As such, the Brentwood Home Crystal Cove mattress is a really great option for heavier folks.
Is Crystal Cove A Good Mattress For Couples?
For those of you who sleep with a loved one, finding a mattress is a little bit more difficult because you have to take a few more bed details into consideration.
A bed with good motion isolation is important if you sleep with a tosser and turner or somebody who takes frequent bathroom trips during the night. It references the bed’s ability to deaden movement. We think this bed has good motion isolation, even though it’s made with coils.
Have you ever slept in a guest bed or a hotel room bed and felt like you were going to fall off the side when you got too close to it? That’s probably because the bed had bad edge support. Lucky for bed sharers, this mattress has perfectly fine edge support.
Brentwood Home Crystal Cove Mattress Review Verdict
In our Crystal Cove mattress review, we found the Crystal Cove mattress is a great choice for consumers who don’t necessarily know what they want. It’s accommodating for a wide range of sleepers, and it has two different types of foam, so you get a different feel from each side. You’re essentially getting a memory foam bed and a latex mattress all wrapped up into one.
What we love:
- Very versatile for all body types and sleeping positions
- Supportive hybrid construction
- It’s completely vegan and GREENGUARD Gold Certified
- Comes with a beautifully detailed cover almost too pretty to put sheets over
- Contains two types of foams, so you get the best of both worlds
- It offers a great value
What to consider:
- Some combination sleepers may want something that offers a medium firmness level
- Not the best choice for ulta-budget shoppers
Yes, a few years ago the two companies merged and now you have one, big, eco-friendly mattress brand family.
For the price, this is one good mattress. It’s flippable and offers two firmness options for most sleeping positions, but it’s also accommodating for all body types. Not to mention, it’s a 100% vegan mattress and features charcoal memory foam on one side, with natural Dunlop latex on the other.
Yes, side sleepers should really enjoy the soft side of the Crystal Cove mattress because it’s so plush and pressure relieving.
Luckily Brentwood Home (along with most online brands) offers a risk-free trial so you can return your mattress by the end if you decide you don’t like it.
Your mattress will show up to your home rolled up inside of a box! All you have to do is unbox, unroll, and give your bed around 48 hours to completely inflate. Don’t worry, you can still sleep on it while your mattress fully springs into shape.