Brooklyn Bedding is a well-established brand within the online mattress space; they even have their own manufacturing facility where they make their products and cut out the middleman. As such, they have a wide range of quality, reasonably priced mattresses to choose from. The Signature mattress from Brooklyn Bedding is a cut above most online mattresses but at a similar price point. In other words, this is a borderline luxury mattress, but it is priced to compete with a lot of mattresses under $1,000. For that reason, we would definitely say it’s worth it.
In this review, we’ll focus on Brooklyn Bedding Signature, its major features and highlights, and who we think will or won’t love it.
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Brooklyn Signature Mattress Construction
The Signature Mattress by Brooklyn Bedding has a durable hybrid construction and stands at 11″ tall. Here is a breakdown of the layers inside this mattress:
- The mattress starts with a 1″ layer of dense support foam on the bottom. This acts as the base for the bed and gives the coils something to sit on.
- On top of the support foam is a layer of 8″ individually pocketed coils, giving the bed a strong support structure.
- Sitting on top of the coils is a 1″ layer of Veriflex foam, which acts as a transition from the supportive coils below. This layer differs slightly, depending on the firmness level you choose.
- Next is a 1.5″ layer of what Brooklyn calls TitanFlex Comfort foam. This is a patented hyper-elastic proprietary foam that is soft yet responsive.
- 1″ quilted pillow top to include a thin, plush layer of added comfort.
Encasing the layers of foam and coils is a quilted, non-removable foam cover with stretch knit cotton fabric. As mentioned, this is a non-removable cover, meaning you’ll have to spot clean the mattress with some water and a mild detergent if it gets dirty.
This bed looks premium. You can tell Brooklyn Bedding takes pride in its manufacturing processes.
How Does the Brooklyn Bedding Mattress Feel?
Brooklyn Bedding Signature has a soft, neutral foam feel. It’s extremely comfortable, and the top layer is 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 easy to switch sleeping positions.
Brooklyn Bedding comes in three firmness levels. 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. The medium option is the most popular firmness level of the three.
- Pressure Relief
We think this bed will provide ample pressure relief, especially if you choose the medium or soft versions.
As far as temperature regulation, we’d say this mattress is neutral. This bed won’t actively keep you cool, but it also won’t warm up to the point where you’ll be sweating.
However, there are a couple of exceptions. If you’re a heavier person with the soft or medium option, you’ll sink into the mattress more and thus will 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 model and thus have a better chance at staying cool throughout the night.
Body Type Analysis
- Petite To Average Individuals
We think small and average individuals will sleep great on this bed, but it’s not as important for those under ~230 lbs to purchase a hybrid mattress. Though, if you want a durable mattress that’ll last longer than an all-foam bed, this one from Brooklyn Bedding isn’t going to be overkill like other hybrid beds with extra heavyweight constructions.
- Heavy Individuals
This hybrid mattress provides the support larger people need. In general, heavier folks will likely want to seek out beds with coils, as they’re known for providing bi-directional support (i.e., the coils compress but also give some push back). Coils are also more durable than foam and provide the bed a little bounce, which will help 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 through the top foam layers a little too much on the soft or medium firmness options.
Brooklyn Bedding Sleeper Type Analysis
We think the Brooklyn Signature is great for all kinds of sleepers and body types.
- Back And Stomach Sleepers
For back and stomach sleepers, we’d recommend sticking with the medium or firm option. Although all three options have coils, which obviously provide great support, the medium and firm models 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 to keep the sinkage under your hips and trunk minimal.
- Side Sleepers
The Soft or Medium option for Brooklyn Signature is an excellent firmness for side sleepers. We rated them on the softer end of the firmness spectrum, making them pressure-relieving enough to accommodate those who favor their side perfectly.
If you’re a medium or large-sized side sleeper, we’d recommend sticking with this medium firmness option. If you’re petite or on the smaller end of the average category, you may want to think about going with the soft option for added pressure relief.
If you’re a medium- or large-sized side sleeper, we’d recommend sticking with this medium firmness option. If you’re petite or on the smaller end of the average category, you may want to think about going with the soft option for added pressure relief.
- Combo Sleepers
We’d recommend most combo sleepers go with a medium option. This model provides the best balance between pressure relief and support as you switch between your side, back and stomach.
Is Brooklyn Bedding a Good Mattress for Couples?
If you share a mattress with a significant other or family member, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind that single individuals don’t necessarily have to worry about.
Let’s start with edge support, which is important for partners who share a bed because oftentimes, one partner will roll over to the middle of the bed, leaving the other partner on the edge. It’s these types of situations where you need the bed’s perimeter to support you properly, so you don’t feel as if you were going to roll off to the floor.
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 fine regardless of the model they choose.
As for motion isolation, the Signature mattress is surprisingly efficient for a coil mattress. A lot of this has to do with the fact that the Signature uses pocketed coils instead of 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, but it also won’t warm up to the point where you’ll be sweating.
However, there are a couple of exceptions. If you’re a heavier person with the soft or medium option, you’ll sink into the mattress more and thus will 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.
Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress Pricing
The Brooklyn Signature mattress pricing is 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 think the Signature model is a great value overall. Here’s how the pricing for each size breaks down:
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Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress Review Verdict
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 with a neutral, soft foam feel that most people seem to find comfortable. Because you can choose your firmness level and it is ideal for all body types, you can understand why we rate this mattress so highly.
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Other Brooklyn Bedding Models
Because Brooklyn Bedding owns its manufacturing facility, it can make any number of mattress models. We focused on the Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress throughout this review, but here’s a quick overview of the company’s many other beds:
- Brooklyn Bedding Aurora: Perhaps the coolest bed available today, the Aurora is luxurious and has several cooling elements.
- Brooklyn Bedding Bloom: This is the company’s natural/organic bed.
- Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Hybrid: This bed is an affordable yet supportive option.
- Brooklyn Bedding Spartan: This mattress is designed for athletes and active people.
Brooklyn makes several other models that are available on separate websites. If you’d like to see all of our Brooklyn Bedding reviews, click here.
Other Brooklyn Bedding Ratings
- Amazon Reviews: Most customers rate the Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress at four stars. For those who were dissatisfied, it’s primarily due to disappointment with the product and return policy hardships.
Brooklyn Bedding Company Policies
One factor that often gets neglected when shopping for a mattress online is the brand’s policies.
- Free shipping and returns
- 120-night risk-free trial period
- 10-year warranty
If, after the mandatory 30 days, you decide the Signature is not for you, call the company and 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.
Brooklyn Bedding mattress physical locations
A list of the Brooklyn Bedding showrooms can be found here.
Comparing Brooklyn Bedding Signature Alternatives
You may be curious about how the Brooklyn Signature compares to other popular bed-in-a-box mattresses. Here’s a quick snippet of how it stacks up to the competition. For more detail, visit our in-depth mattress comparisons page.
- Brooklyn Bedding vs Nectar
While the Brooklyn Signature mattress is considered a hybrid, the popular Nectar bed-in-a-box is made entirely of foam, giving the bed more of a memory foam feel than the Brooklyn Signature. Also, it’s worth noting that the Nectar mattress is 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.
- Brooklyn Bedding vs Layla
The Layla mattress is different from the Brooklyn Signature mattress in that it has more of a memory foam feel than a neutral-foam feel. The Layla mattress is also 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 who want multiple firmness options.
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.
The Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress is made in the USA. Brooklyn Bedding makes all of its mattresses in Phoenix, Arizona.
Most box springs, platforms, slats, and adjustable bases will work with the Brooklyn Signature mattress.
Brooklyn Signature is available in 3 firmness options: Soft, Medium, and Firm. The Medium option is the most popular and it’s about a 5/10 on the firmness scale.
How We Test The Mattresses
- My Slumber Yard
My Slumber Yard has been around since the beginning of the bed in a box craze. Our team has personally tested and reviewed over 175 mattresses so far, and we keep more than 150 beds in our office so we can compare them (and take afternoon naps).
When testing mattresses, we evaluate the following factors:
Construction: We cut beds open to see what’s inside and how it’s made.
Feel: We check if it has a stuck-in-the-mud memory foam feel, or if it’s more of a neutral foam or a plush pillow top, etc.
Firmness: We have our own firmness scale and evaluate how that may vary depending on your body and sleeper type.
Pressure relief: We test what’s the sweet spot for different body and sleeper types.
Support: How that changes by body/sleeper type
Edge Support: This is important for couples who share a bed. Would you roll out of the bed, or can you sleep confidently close to the edges?
Motion Isolation: We use the water glass test to see how the bed fares with motion transfer. This is another important factor for couples who don’t want to wake up when they move.
Temperature Regulation: We use a temperature gun to evaluate if the bed warms up, stays neutral or actively cools while you sleep.
Noise: This could be an issue in beds with coils or innerspring.
Off-Gassing: Some beds could have a smell for a few weeks after unpacking, and we try to warn you about it.
Company Policies: We also take into account policies such as shipping, returns, trial period and warranty.
Value: We look at a bed’s price in the context of what it offers in terms of features and quality of materials and construction.
The Review Team