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Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Review

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Review

The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora is one of the coolest mattresses on the market today

Last Updated: January 5, 2021

Matt Ross

When you’re shopping for a new mattress, comfort is obviously a priority. Of course, “comfort” is a simple word that encompasses many factors. Brooklyn makes an effort to cater to a bunch of those factors with the Aurora mattress, which comes in multiple firmness levels, has a bouncy feel, and works to keep you sleeping cool throughout the night.

Who Is This Best For?

Hot sleepers that want a cooling mattress

All body types

All sleeping positions (comes in three firmness options)

Who Won’t Love It?

If you do not like hybrid mattresses

People with a budget of only $1,000

Brooklyn Aurora Mattress Overview

The Aurora mattress from Brooklyn Bedding is widely regarded as one of the best cooling mattresses available online. It combines multiple technologies that make for a bed that’s cool-to-the-touch and stays cool throughout the night. Our Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress reviews go over everything you need to know about this mattress.

To skip around this review, you can use the links below:

Honest Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Review Video

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Design And Construction

There are two basic types of beds that you’ll see out there: hybrid or coil mattresses and entirely foam mattresses.

The Aurora is a hybrid mattress that incorporates pocketed coils, proprietary foam and Energex foam. Specifically, the mattress has five layers:

  • Base layer — 1” layer of high-density foam to improve the bed’s durability and to give the coils a good foundation
  • Coil layer — 8” layer of individually encased coils, which provide extra support and allow for better airflow
  • Visco-Elastic memory foam — 1” of a proprietary memory-type foam for more cushion and support
  • TitanFlex foam — 2” of a proprietary foam for added comfort
  • CopperFlex foam — 1.5” of proprietary CopperFlex foam with cooling properties. This layer is for pressure relief and temperature regulation
Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress Construction Graphic
The layers that make up the inside of Brooklyn Bedding Aurora

Aurora Cooling Mattress Cover

The cover on the Brooklyn Aurora really plays into the bed’s notable temperature regulation. It’s a soft, smooth Euro-top cover that incorporates a phase change technology to actively cool you down. The company says the bed will cool you down to 88° F, but we can’t vouch for that exact number. We will say that this is a decidedly cool-sleeping bed, though. The cover is cool to the touch.

This cover is not removable and therefore not machine washable. If for some reason you find it necessary to clean the cover or the mattress, please refer to our guide on how to clean a mattress.

Sizes And Dimensions

  • Twin — 38″ × 75″
  • Twin XL — 38″ × 80″
  • Full — 53″ × 75″
  • Queen — 60″ × 80″
  • King — 76″ × 80″
  • Cal King — 72″ × 84″
  • Split Cal King — 36″ x 84″
  • Short Queen — 60″ x 74″
  • RV King — 72″ x 80″
  • RV Bunk — 42″ x 80″

Brooklyn Aurora Firmness And Feel

The Brooklyn Aurora comes in three levels of firmness: soft, medium and firm. The medium option is the most popular, and we rate it as a medium-soft on our firmness scale. Of course, if that doesn’t sound right for you, you can go softer or firmer with the other options.

brooklyn bedding aurora mattress review cooling bed firmness feel

This mattress has a soft neutral-foam feel, but the coils layer gives it a bit of that bounce that you may be used to. 

You aren’t going to feel stuck in this mattress at all. The memory foam in this mattress isn’t enough to create that sink-in, stuck-in-the-mud feeling. 

The Aurora’s responsiveness is fast, meaning it’s quick to bounce back into shape. Quick responsiveness is what allows you to switch positions without effort. It’s also what prevents you from leaving a dip or indent behind when you turn over.

Temperature Regulation

This is one of the coolest sleeping beds we’ve tried—and we’ve tried a lot. We’d go so far as to say that this mattress might be too cool for some sleepers. If you like to sleep cozy or get uncomfortably chilly at night, the Brooklyn Aurora is going to exacerbate that problem.

If you overheat at night, have hot flashes or wake up with your sheets sweat-stuck to your limbs, the Aurora is ideal. The combination of the pocketed coils (which are great for airflow), Copper Gel Energex Foam and phase-change cover make the Aurora a refuge for hot sleepers.

Is The Aurora Mattress Good For Couples?

Edge support and motion isolation are two factors that are especially important for couples to consider. You want both partners to get a good night’s sleep. 

Edge Support

The Aurora bed has average edge support, at least for the softer models. You don’t get an overwhelming roll-off feeling around the edges of the bed, but we’ve also felt better. The heavier you are, the more edge support matters—petite folks won’t have any issue with the Aurora’s edges. The firmer model will also be better for edge support.

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Eurotop Review Edge Support Example
Our resident tall-man JD testing out edge support — it’s not too shabby

Motion Isolation

Motion isolation is also important for couples because it’s what prevents your partner from waking up every time you turn over or get up during the night. The Aurora performs decently well in this category—not the best we’ve ever seen, but we’re not complaining either.

Aurora Mattress Sleeper Analysis

How a bed feels will depend on several factors, including your sleeping position and weight. We based our Brooklyn bedding Aurora reviews on the average-sized body, but we also consider how petite and heavy sleepers will feel.

Back And Stomach Sleepers

The medium option Aurora is not ideal for back sleepers and stomach sleepers. It’s a softer mattress, and while the coils do provide some support, the Aurora bed is far more focused on pressure relief.

When you sleep on your back or stomach, it’s important that your bed keep your heavier areas (hips, trunk, shoulders) from sinking in and putting your back out of alignment. If you are a predominantly back and/or stomach sleeper, look into the firm model of the Aurora mattress.

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Eurotop Mattress Back Sleeper
Unless you stomach or back sleepers want a sagging spine (you don’t), go with the firm model

Side Sleepers

The medium firmness Aurora is a good mattress for side sleepers. As we’ve said, it’s a medium-soft on our firmness scale, and it offers good pressure relief. If you want maximum softness, the soft model is the way to go.

Pressure relief is important for side sleepers because the bed needs to accommodate the protrusion of your shoulder and hip. If the mattress has no give in those areas, you can feel squashed in your torso area, end up with pins-and-needles in your arm and wake up sore due to sleeping with a misaligned spine.

Combo Sleepers

Combo sleepers can probably get away with the Brooklyn Aurora in a Medium. We suggest heavier folks go with the Firm option, though. Remember that in all cases—all body types, sleeper types, and firmness options—the Aurora bed is best suited for people who like a slightly softer feeling bed.

Petite Individuals

If you’re an especially petite person, you’ll likely find the bed more than supportive, regardless of which model you get, but you still might want to look more into the firm model first if you sleep on your stomach or back.

Heavier Individuals

Because this mattress is thick and incorporates coils, it will work for heavier people, but with caveats. For one, if you’re heavier, you must be a strict side sleeper to enjoy this mattress’s medium option. You also have to like a soft feeling bed because the already softer level of firmness is going to feel even softer the heavier you are.

Ultimately, if you’re a heavier person looking to get yourself a Brooklyn Aurora mattress, we suggest you opt for the firm version.

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Price & Coupon Code

If you’re shopping for a mattress, you’re already expecting to do some moderate-to-heavy spending. If you’re set on keeping to the moderate side of that range, the pricing on the Brooklyn Aurora will probably make you wince.

You can check out the breakdown of prices in the table below. We wouldn’t consider it expensive for what you’re getting, but we’ve certainly come across cheaper budget mattresses out there.

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin XL$1,199
King / Cal King$1,999

Brooklyn Bedding does run specials during major holidays—you can check for current offers and discounts. We also should have a coupon on this page to save you a few hundred bucks on the Aurora mattress.

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress Review Verdict

Overall, the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora is a comfortable mattress with some unique qualities. It’s available in three firmness options, which gives you some flexibility in terms of finding what fits your body best. And because this is one of the coolest-sleeping beds out there, it’s ideal for those who get too hot while they sleep.

Other Brooklyn Bedding Reviews

Brooklyn Bedding Ratings

  • BBB Rating: A+
  • Amazon Reviews: The Brooklyn Aurora reviews on Amazon are mostly positive. Most reviews (even the negative reviews) focused on how soft the mattress is for sleeping. Most liked this, but some said it wasn’t enough support. There were also positive comments about the cooling properties of the bed, as well as some negative comments regarding the overall quality of the construction and durability. At the end of the day the mattress gets 3.6 stars out of 5 from 53 reviewers.
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Brooklyn Bedding Company Policies

The bed-in-a-box industry has some consistent standard policies. In most cases, the company will offer free shipping, a 100-night risk-free trial period, free returns with a full refund or a 10-year warranty if you keep the mattress. Brooklyn Bedding’s policies are mostly standard. When you buy from Brooklyn, you get:

  • Free shipping
  • 120-night trial period
  • Free return and full refund during trial period
  • 10-year warranty

Some companies offer white-glove delivery as an option, but Brooklyn does not. Brooklyn Aurora shows up in a box, much like any other online mattress that we’ve reviewed

Once you’ve unboxed the Aurora mattress:

  • Leave it laying flat. Do not lean it up against a wall or the layers will become disjointed.
  • Allow it a few hours to take its final shape and off-gas (if necessary).

After you do these steps, you’re ready to start enjoying your new bed.

Brooklyn Aurora Mattress vs. Other Brands

If you’re not sure which bed is right for here, here are some comparisons of other popular bed-in-a-box brands.

Brooklyn Aurora vs Purple

In the world of cool-sleeping beds, the Aurora and Purple are top dogs—especially when you look at the New Purple mattresses (2, 3, 4). While Aurora will actively work to cool you down through its foams and cover, Purple is all about circulating airflow. Rather than use foams in the top layers, Purple has a grid of Hyper-Elastic Polymer that has little pockets of air that don’t heat up like foams tend to do. The comparison here comes down to an active-cooling bed versus an airflow bed. Do you want a bed that tries to cool you down (Aurora) or one that doesn’t itself heat up (Purple).

Brooklyn Aurora vs Casper

Casper is a foam mattress and the Aurora is a cooling hybrid bed. With Casper, you’ll have more of a soft foam type feel, while Aurora has more of an innerspring feel. Aurora is the better mattress for heavier individuals because of its support coils, but Casper is the better mattress for college students, guest rooms, RV/Camper, budget shoppers and so on because it’s more affordable. One thing that is interesting with this comparison is that Casper sort of fills the void in terms of firmness that the Aurora doesn’t offer. The soft and medium models of the Aurora skew softer, and the firm model, firmer. Casper is right in the middle at about a true medium.

Brooklyn Aurora vs Tempur-Pedic

The new Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR mattresses come in both a coil and all-foam version. Either way, though, they have a dense and deep memory foam feel. They offer a good deal of pressure relief—particularly if you get the softer models—but they feel nothing like the Aurora. This decision comes down to whether you want a memory foam bed (Tempur-Pedic) or a coil, cooling bed (Aurora). Despite the fact that the Tempur-Pedic beds have a cooling cover, we would give the edge for hot sleepers to the Aurora.

Brooklyn Aurora vs GhostBed

Similar to Casper and Leesa, GhostBed is a foam mattress that has more of a neutral overall feel with a twist. It has a layer of latex foam on top, which offers more support than your typical polyfoam. If you press on that layer, you can feel that it’s responsive and not quite as pressure-relieving as other foams. In terms of how it compares to Aurora, however, the story is similar to what you read above—foam bed vs. cooling hybrid bed. GhostBed is more affordable than the Aurora. You can check our mattress deals page to see the current deals we’ve spotted for GhostBed and other mattresses.


How did Slumber Yard get the Aurora mattress?

We were sent this bed from Brooklyn Bedding to post a review. We were not paid to say good or bad things about it. This review was produced completely independently from Brooklyn Bedding (and every other brand).

Do I need to flip the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress?

No, you don’t need to flip this bed. In fact, you shouldn’t. The layers of the mattress are constructed in a specific order, from base to top. You can, however, rotate the bed every six to eight months.

How long will it take to break in the mattress?

Generally, it takes 30-45 days to break in a bed. In that time, the mattress will have softened up some. 30-45 days is also about the time it takes for your body to fully adjust to a new sleeping surface.

Does the Brooklyn Aurora smell?

Like almost any new mattress, there’s a new-mattress smell. Even the natural and organic beds have a fresh-out-of-the-box smell, though it’s admittedly less pungent than the usual chemical off-gassing. The Aurora does have an off-gassing period. The website says 24 hours, but in our (ample) experience with new bed-in-a-box mattresses, it’s more like two days.

Does Brooklyn ship to Hawaii and Alaska? What about Canada?

Yes, but you won’t get free shipping. Shipping to Hawaii or Alaska starts at $250 per mattress. Brooklyn also ships to Canada now. Shipping to Canada starts at $100 per mattress.

Where is the Aurora mattress made?

It is made in Phoenix, Arizona.

How firm is Brooklyn Aurora?

There are multiple firmness levels, ranging from soft to firm.

Does Aurora have coils/springs?

Yes. This is an innerspring mattress that features pocketed coils.

Is Aurora a cooling mattress?

Yes. This is one of our favorite cooling mattresses. It even has a cool-to-the-touch cover.

Is this mattress actually cooling?

The mattress was designed with cooling in mind and the combination of the pocketed coils (which are great for airflow), Copper Gel Energex Foam and phase-change cover makes the mattress feel cool to the touch.

Will side sleepers like this bed?

Both the medium and soft options will be good for side sleepers.

Is this bed accommodating for heavy body types?

Because the mattress is on the softer side we find that it can accommodate heavier sleepers only if they are strictly side sleepers, and most likely only if they choose the firm option. The medium option could work for some as well, but most heavier people will find the medium to be too soft.

Are there discount codes for Brooklyn Bedding Aurora?

Brooklyn Bedding has discount codes for military, first responders, educators, medical personnel and students. The company runs sales around holidays and special events.