Given that Brooklyn Bedding owns their own manufacturing facility, they have the capacity to make any number of different mattress models that they want. In this review we’re mostly focusing on the Signature mattress, but here’s a quick overview of the myriad other beds that they make.
Brooklyn makes several other models, but they sell them on separate websites. If you’d like to see all of our Brooklyn Bedding reviews, click here.
The Signature mattress from Brooklyn Bedding is designed to be a cut above most online mattresses, but at a similar price point. In other words, this is a borderline luxury mattress, but is priced to compete with a lot of mattresses that costs under $1,000.
One factor that often gets neglected when shopping for a mattress online is the brand’s policies. Specifically, I’m talking about shipping, returns, trial periods and warranties. The standard for the bed-in-a-box industry is free shipping, free returns, a 100-night risk-free trial period, and a 10-year warranty. Brooklyn Bedding, for the most part, matches that standard, but they also go above and beyond in certain respects.
The Brooklyn Signature ships for free and arrives at your door compressed in a box. Once you un-pack, un-roll, and let the mattress fully inflate, the company gives you 120-nights to test out the bed. Here’s what that unboxing process looks like:
Now, if you’re counting, Brooklyn gives you an extra 20 days more than the industry standard. And let’s face it, four full months is more than long enough to decide whether you like the mattress or not.
If, after the mandatory 30 days, you do decide the Signature is not for you though, no problem, just give the company a call and they will arrange for someone to come pick it up from your house and issue you a full refund. The whole return process shouldn’t take more than 8-14 days.
Lastly, Brooklyn Bedding backs their mattresses with a 10-year warranty. You can find the full details regarding what the warranty covers on the company’s website.
The Brooklyn Signature mattress is pretty much priced right down the middle of the fairway for the bed-in-a-box industry. It’s pricing is very close to other popular bed in a box brands like Leesa and Casper. However, given the high-quality construction of the bed and the fact that it’s a hybrid (includes pocketed coils), we actually think the Signature model a very good value overall. Here’s how the pricing for each size breaks down:
|King / Cal King||$1,149|
Good news for you, though, Brooklyn Bedding is fairly aggressive with promotions. They almost always offer some sort of coupon code or special sale to make the mattress even cheaper. Typically, you can expect to save around $100-$200 of your purchase. However, sometimes the company offers even larger discounts around certain holidays. Make sure to check the green coupon box on the right hand side of the page to see if they’re currently running a sale. Alternatively, you can always check BrooklynBedding.com for current offers and discounts.
Your body type and how much you weigh affect your mattress and how you sleep in more ways than you think. For example,feel, firmness, temperature regulation, and support are just a few of the factors that are affected by weight. In our reviews, we write through the body of an average size person (150-250 lb), however, as we’ve implied, things change slightly depending on your weight.
Heavier folks (250+ lb), will generally feel like most mattresses are a tad softer than average size people. This is because heavier sleepers exert more stress and pressure on a mattress and sink into the bed quite a bit more. Also, because heavier people tend to sink in more, they might find that the top layers on a lot mattresses sort of hug them and as a result, they’ll warm up more than a medium size person.
On the flip side, petite sleepers (under 150 lb), will feel like most mattresses are on the firmer side of the spectrum. This is true because unlike heavy sleepers, petite sleepers place very little stress on a bed and sleep more on top of the mattress. For example, Slumber Yard team member Kaite Kale, who weighs less than 100 lb, sometimes has trouble discerning between different types of foams because she literally doesn’t sink in, at all. As a result, lighter sleepers tend sleep a tad bit cooler because mattresses really don’t hug them.
Before we jump into how the Signature mattress is constructed, it’s important to note that this mattress is available in three different firmness levels: soft, medium (best seller), and firm. The firmness level you choose will slightly change how the bed is constructed.
The mattress starts with a 1″ layer of dense support foam on the bottom. This simply acts as the base for the bed and gives the coils above something to sit on. On top of the support foam is a layer of 6″ individually pocketed coils. This layer gives the bed a strong support structure, as coils provide more support and are just more durable than the typical support foams a lot of bed-in-a-box mattresses use.
Sitting on top of the coils is a 2″ layer of what the company calls their “TitanFlex Support” foam. This is a proprietary foam that simply acts as a transition from the supportive coils below to the comfort foam on top. This is the layer that differs slightly depending on the firmness level (soft, medium or firm) you choose.
Finally, on top is a 2″ layer of Brooklyn calls their “TitanFlex Comfort” foam. This is a patented hyper-elastic proprietary foam that is soft yet responsive. As you will find out below, it has more of a neutral, soft foam feel. Also, it’s worth mentioning that this top layer does have TitaniumGel infused to help with cooling. We’ll cover temperature regulation in more detail below.
Encasing the layers of foam and coils is a 1.5″ quilted, non-removable foam cover with stretch knit cotton fabric. As mentioned, this is a non-removable cover, meaning if you spill something on it or it somehow gets dirty, you’ll just have to settle with spot cleaning the mattress with some water and a mild detergent. I will say, though, this bed looks very premium. You can tell Brooklyn Bedding takes pride in their manufacturing processes.
As we stated earlier, the Brooklyn Signature mattress has a soft, neutral foam feel. It’s extremely comfortable and the top layer is very responsive (you don’t get any of that stuck-in-the-mud feeling). What’s also nice is that the pocketed coils give the bed a little bounce, which a lot of sleepers like. Given the coils and how responsive the top layer is, most sleepers will find it very easy to switch between sleeping positions.
When it comes to firmness, it’s really going to depend on which model you select. We tested the medium option, which is Brooklyn’s flagship model, and we thought it landed around a medium-soft to medium on our firmness scale.
If you opt for the soft version, it will indeed be soft, while the firm model is about a medium-firm. Again though, the medium option is the most popular firmness level of the three. Here is a short video where Jeff on our team describes the feel and firmness of the different models.
The Brooklyn Signature is a great option for side sleepers. We actually think the medium option is just fine for people that spend the majority of their time on their side.
The top layer is very soft and provides a lot of pressure relief for your hips and shoulders. If you’re a medium or large sized side sleeper, we’d recommend sticking with this medium firmness option. However, if you’re petite or even on the smaller-end of the average category, you may want to think about going with the soft option for added pressure relief.
I’ll just go ahead and spoil it for you – we think the Brooklyn Signature is great for all kinds of sleepers, as well as all body types. For back and stomach sleepers in particular, we’d recommend sticking with the medium or firm option, though.
Although all three options have coils, which obviously provide great support, the medium and firm options will be best because they have a firmer, denser transition foam layer. If you’re 250 lb or more, you’ll probably want to go with the firm option, though, to keep the sinkage under your hips and trunk minimal.
We’d recommend most combo sleepers go with medium option. This model provides the best balance between pressure relief and support as you switch between your side, back, and stomach. Again though, your weight matters. Super heavy combo sleepers may think about the firm option while more petite combo sleepers may be able to get away with the soft option.
You can bet that small and average sized individuals will sleep great on this bed. The mattress offers a very nice balance between being soft and comfortable, yet also providing the necessary support for people that weigh 150 lb or less.
No… just kidding. Yes it is. Just seeing if you’re still awake. This is a hybrid mattress so you know the support will be there. Again, in general, heavier folks will most likely want to seek out beds with coils, as they’re known for providing bi-directional support (i.e. the coils compress but also provide some push back). Coils are also just more durable than foam and give the bed a little bounce, which will help big people switch sleeping positions a little easier.
However, we would recommend large size people probably stick with the firm model. Heavy people will most likely sink down through the top foam layers a little too much on the soft or medium firmness options.
The two factors that are particularly important for couples are edge support and motion isolation. Let’s first start with edge support, which is important for partners who share a bed because often times one partner will roll over and start hogging the middle of the bed, leaving the other partner to fend for themselves on the edge. It’s these types of situations where you need the perimeter of the bed to still properly support you.
Overall, the Brooklyn Signature mattress gets a passing grade in this department. As you would expect, the edge support gets better as you increase the firmness level. In other words, the firm model will provide the best edge support out of the three beds. Still, we think couples who prefer to spread out while sleeping will be just fine on the edges regardless of the model they choose.
As for motion isolation, the Signature mattress is surprisingly efficient for a coil mattress. You can see here just how little movement there is:
A lot of this has to do with the fact that the Signature uses pocketed coils, as opposed to a traditional innerspring system. Effectively, this means the coils act independently from one another, which helps to isolate motion. This is important for people who share a bed with an active sleeper. The better a mattress is at deadening or isolating motion, the less you’ll feel your partner’s movements, which will hopefully lead to a more restful night of sleep.
As far as temperature regulation, we’d say this mattress sleeps temperature neutral. This mattress won’t actively keep you cool (it’s not cool to the touch) but it also won’t warm up to the point where you’ll be sweating like you just played a game of basketball.
However, there are a couple exceptions. If you’re a heavier person and you do choose either the soft or medium option, you’ll find that you’ll sink into the mattress quite a bit a more and thus will start to warm up a little. Therefore, if you’re a big person and you tend to heat up at night, we’d recommend going with the firm version. Big folks will sleep more on top of the firm version and thus have a better chance at staying cool throughout the night. But hey, we realize some people (like team member Kelsie) actually like sleeping warm, so if that’s you, more power to you.
Overall, we are big fans of the Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress. It made several of our best lists for a reason. It’s a thick, durable mattress that has a neutral, soft foam feel that the majority of people seem to really find comfortable. Add in the kicker than you can choose your own firmness level and that it’s ideal for all body types, and you can start to understand why we rate it so highly.
Now that you made it to the end of this review, you may naturally be curious as to how the Brooklyn Signature compares to other popular bed-in-a-box mattresses. We won’t spoil all the details for you but here’s a quick snippet of how it stacks up to the competition. For more detail, you can always visit our in-depth mattress comparisons page.
Nectar – While the Brooklyn Signature mattress is considered a hybrid, the popular Nectar bed-in-a-box is made entirely of foam. To be specific, the Nectar mattress contains multiple layers of memory foam, which (big shock) gives the bed more of a memory foam feel compared to the Brooklyn Signature. Also, it’s worth noting that the Nectar mattress is bit more affordable than the Brooklyn Signature bed. All in all, if you’re looking for a budget-friendly memory foam bed, then you may want to check out Nectar.
Layla – The Layla mattress is different than the Brooklyn Signature mattress in a couple different respects. First, like Nectar, it has more of a memory foam feel than a neutral-foam feel. Next, the Layla mattress is double-sided meaning you can sleep on either side of the bed. One side is soft (designed for side sleepers) and one side is slightly firmer (designed for back and stomach sleepers). All things considered, the Layla mattress is a great option for memory foam fans that want multiple firmness options.
If you’re a big fan of soft mattresses, then the Brooklyn Bedding Signature soft model is right up your alley. Overall, we think this model lands right around a soft to medium-soft on our firmness scale. As such, we think the Brooklyn Signature soft mattress is best for side sleepers seeking a good amount of pressure relief.
If a plush mattress isn’t your thing, don’t worry, Brooklyn Bedding has you covered. They also offer a firm model to appease folks who want or need extra lumbar support. This is part of the reason why we like Brooklyn Bedding so much…they simply have a mattress for everyone. Overall, we think the Brooklyn Signature firm mattress lands around a medium-firm on our firmness scale making it an excellent option for back and stomach sleepers.
How did the Slumber Yard get this mattress?
|We were sent the Signature mattress from Brooklyn Bedding in order to create this review. As always, we did not accept any money from Brooklyn Bedding or any other brand to review this mattress. We review products independently and without the input from brands.|
Is The Brooklyn Bedding Signature Safe?
|Yes, the company uses foams that are CertiPur-US Certified, meaning there are no toxins and they meet industry health standards.|
Can You Flip The Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress?
|No, this hybrid mattress is not designed to be flipped. However, it is good practice to rotate your mattress every 4-6 months to help prevent sagging and body impressions.|
What Sort Of Base, Frame Or Foundation Do You Need?
|Most box springs, platforms, slats, and adjustable bases will work with the Brooklyn Signature mattress.|
How Long Does It Take For The Mattress To Break-In?
|Generally speaking, it will take around a month or two to fully break-in the Signature mattress. For this reason, the company requires you test the mattress for at least 30 days before deciding whether to return it or not.|
Is The Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress Available To Try In-Store?
|Yes, Brooklyn Bedding does operate several showrooms located throughout the United States. However, the locations are very limited. Most of the showrooms are located in Arizona. If you live in one of the other 49 states, you'll most likely need to rely on the company's generous risk-free trial period in order to test the mattress.|
Does The Company Ship To Hawaii And Alaska? What About Internationally?
|Yes, Brooklyn Bedding ships their mattresses to Alaska and Hawaii. However, the company does charge a shipping fee to service these locations. Shipping costs start at $125 per mattress. Right now, the company only ships to consumers who reside within the United States or Canada.|