Purchasing a bed online has become much easier over the last several years. There’s been an influx of online direct-to-consumer bedding companies that offer extremely friendly customer policies. While Brooklyn Bedding is considered an established player in the industry, they too make it simple for consumers to test out their beds. Let’s explore how.
First, the Titan mattress comes with free shipping and arrives rolled-up in a box. Once it arrives, just move the box to your desired room and follow the steps taken by the Slumber Yard team below. Once you get the mattress all setup on your frame or foundation, it’s a good idea to let the mattress breathe and fully inflate for about 24 hours before sleeping on it.
Now here is where things start to get interesting. Once the mattress has been delivered, Brooklyn Bedding offers you a 120 night risk-free trial period. Basically, the company is allowing you test out the mattress for four full months before deciding whether you want to keep it or not. If, after 30 nights on the mattress, you decide you want your money back, no problem, Brooklyn Bedding will do just that.
All you have to do is contact customer support and they’ll arrange for the mattress to be removed from your home for no additional fee. Once the mattress has been picked-up, the company will give you a full refund. See I told you it was pretty easy and convenient, right? Lastly, Brooklyn Bedding backs the Titan mattress with a 10 year warranty. You can read more about the warranty on the company’s website.
Brooklyn Bedding offers several different mattresses, however, there are really three models that are considered their “best sellers”. Here’s a short synopsis of each one in case you want to check out our full reviews.
Bowery – This is the company’s most affordable mattress. It’s a 10″ all-foam bed-in-a-box that has a soft, neutral-foam feel and is ideal for all sleeping positions.
Signature – This is the company’s “Signature” (get it) or flagship mattress. It has a hybrid construction and comes in three different comfort options.
Aurora – This mattress is a premium, hybrid bed-in-a-box that incorporates special cooling textiles in the cover for particularly hot sleepers.
I also want to point out that Brooklyn Bedding is one of the few online direct-to-consumer companies that actually manufacture their own mattresses. The company operates out of a massive facility in Phoenix, Arizona. By owning their own facility, Brooklyn Bedding is able to control the entire manufacturing process from start to finish. As a result, the company is well-known throughout the industry for producing high-quality, durable mattresses.
From a MSRP standpoint, the Titan mattress is priced just above the average bed-in-a-box. However, as you will find out below, the Titan mattress is well-constructed and incorporates high-quality materials. In other words, this isn’t your typical three layer, all-foam bed-in-a-box. Here’s how pricing breaks down by size.
|King / Cal King||$1,249|
Plus, Brooklyn Bedding is very generous in terms of sales and discounts. It seems like they regularly offer coupon codes and promo codes to make the mattresses even more affordable. We’ve even seem them offer a 20% off discount code before. Check the green box on the right hand side of the screen to see what kind of promotion they’re currently offering.
The Titan mattress is a hybrid bed-in-a-box that is comprised of four individual layers and totals 11″ thick. For the base, the mattress uses a 2″ layer of dense poly foam. This layer doesn’t do much from a practical standpoint other than provide a foundation for the coils above. Speaking of the coils, the next layer is comprised of what the company calls its “TitanCaliber” pocketed coils. These are 6″ individually encased coils that together act as the primary support framework for the bed.
On top of the coils is a 2″ layer of what the company calls its “TitanFlex” foam. This is a patented, proprietary foam that is supposed to add deep pressure relief and act as a transition from the firm coils below. For the final layer, the bed uses a 1″ quilted top with gel memory foam. This layers serves as the true comfort layer of the mattress, however, as you will find out in the coming sections, the bed actually has more of a firm, neutral-foam feel.
Wrapping the four layers of foam and coils is a soft, non-removable cover that gives the bed a premium look. Since it’s not removable, that means you’ll have to spot clean the cover if you happen to get it dirty. The company recommends you use a mild detergent and water for cleaning purposes. It’s also recommended you dab the dirty spot instead of rubbing it.
If the thought of a dirty cover freaks you out, you can always look into purchasing the Brooklyn Bedding Mattress Protector to help protect against dirt, grime and spills. Or you could always just shop among the hundreds of mattress protectors available on Amazon.
This is an important subject to cover before discussing feel and firmness. That’s because your weight, body type and BMI affect how you perceive a mattress to feel. The same mattress can feel quite different to various sized individuals.
For example, heavier sleepers (250+ pounds) typically think most mattresses are quite soft. These types of sleepers place a large amount of pressure and stress onto the surface of a mattress and as a result tend to sink into the softer top layers more than smaller sized sleepers. On that note, the opposite effect is true for more petite sized sleepers. These types of sleepers usually think most mattresses are quite firm since they place very little stress on the surface and as a result lay more on top of the bed rather than in it.
We normally write through the perspective of an average sized person, however, we make sure to address all body types during this review.
Although the comfort layer of this bed is comprised of gel memory foam, the mattress doesn’t have a memory foam feel. We actually think it has more of a firm, neutral-foam feel. When we use the phrase “neutral”, we’re essentially saying the bed has more of a generic foam feel. In other words, the top layers don’t really contour or conform to your body the way memory foam does. I’d like to add there is no right or wrong when it comes to feel. Some people love a plush memory foam feel and some people prefer a firmer more neutral-foam feel. It really just depends on the person.
An added benefit of neutral-foam is that it tends to be more responsive than memory foam and that holds true with the Titan mattress. The 6″ coils give the bed a little bounce and the top layers snap back to position quickly after pressure is released off the bed.
This level of responsiveness is a good thing for active sleepers who move around a lot. Typically, these types of sleepers find it much easier to switch between positions on responsive beds.
In terms of firmness, we think the Titan mattress lands around a firm on our soft-to-firm scale. It’s definitely one of the firmer mattresses we’ve ever tested. However, this is what Brooklyn Bedding was going for with this bed. They wanted to create a firm, extra supportive mattress that could sustain a large individual over a long period of time. The company even markets the bed with the tagline “the plus size solution for plus size sleep”.
Keep in mind, the firm designation stated above is in reference to an average sized individual. A heavier person, who the mattress is designed for, will likely find that it actually feels a bit softer. Slumber Yard team member Dillon, our resident “big guy” who currently weighs around 240 pounds, thinks the mattress lands a little closer to a medium-firm. It wouldn’t surprise us if a 300+ pound person thinks it feels even softer though.
No, we do not think the Titan mattress is ideal for primary side sleepers. The bed is just a little too firm, even for larger individuals. Folks who sleep predominately on their side generally prefer softer mattresses that are more gentle around their pressure points. Ultimately, we just don’t think the Titan mattress provides enough pressure relief for these types of sleepers.
If you primarily sleep on your side, be sure to check out our list of the Best Mattresses For Side Sleepers. This list even has some options for heavy people who spend a lot of time on their side.
Yes, absolutely. Unlike side sleepers, back and stomach sleepers typically prefer firmer mattresses that provide a lot of support under their lower back and trunk. Needless to say, the Titan mattress definitely delivers on that front.
The bed is extremely supportive. Even Dillon (our heaviest team member) found that the mattress did a great job of keeping his hips in proper alignment with the rest of his body when he was on his back and stomach.
The Titan mattress will definitely work for small and medium sized individuals but we think it’s almost overkill for these body types. Remember, an average size person will think the mattress feels quite firm so a petite person will think it feels even firmer. As such, we’d only recommend the Titan mattress for petite sized people who primarily sleep on their back or stomach and prefer an extra firm feel.
The Titan mattress is ideal for heavy people. This is who the bed was ultimately designed for. Really, there’s three primary factors that are responsible for why this is the case.
First, the mattress is thicker than the average bed-in-a-box. Typically, thicker beds are more ideal for heavier sleepers since they’re harder to bottom out (i.e. there’s more material between the person and the foundation).
Second, the mattress is purposely designed to be extra firm. Like we mentioned earlier, larger folks place a lot more force onto the surface and sink further into the bed compared to smaller sized folks. As such, heavier people generally need a mattress that is firmer than the average bed to counterbalance the incremental force they exert.
Lastly and perhaps most importantly, the bed uses premium 6″ pocketed coils for its primary support structure. The company states these coils provide “industrial support”. Coils are not only more durable but also more supportive than dense poly foams that all-foam beds like Casper and Leesa use for their foundations. That’s because coils provide a little resistance against pressure, which is key for supporting a large amount of pressure (i.e. a heavy person laying on a bed).
No, we do not think the Titan mattress sleeps hot. We actually think it sleeps more temperature neutral or even on the cool side, depending on your weight. We’ve found firmer beds tend to sleep a little cooler than soft ones since you sleep more on top of the mattress rather than in it. In other words, you won’t immediately sink-into the bed and the top layers won’t engulf you.
With that said, we wouldn’t consider the Titan mattress an actively cooling bed either. The mattress doesn’t incorporate any special textiles or phase change material that makes the bed cool-to-the-touch. We more so gave it the neutral/cool rating based on its firmness. Remember though, external factors also affect how cool or warm you sleep throughout the night. For example, what temperature you set your thermostat at, what you wear to bed and what climate you live in can all play a role in terms of your sleeping temperature.
If both partners are above average in terms of weight, we think the Titan mattress is an excellent option for couples. The bed performs well in terms of edge support and motion isolation. Let’s address each topic individually.
First, the bed does a pretty good job of limiting motion. The top layers actually deaden the bounce provided by the coils fairly well.
As you can see above, the water in the glass doesn’t really move all that much despite the movement on the bed. This is a good indicator that you won’t be disturbed by your partner’s movements during the night. No one wants to be jarred awake every time their partner rolls over or gets up to fetch a glass of water.
Next, we found that the Titan mattress provides extremely solid edge support. In fact, it’s one of the better beds we’ve ever tested in this department. As you roll over towards the side, you’ll find that the perimeter continues to provide a good amount of support.
This is an especially important topic for couples who share a smaller size bed like a full or queen. A bed with good edge support (like Titan) means there is more useful surface area for both partners to spread out while still feeling properly supported. With some beds out there, you’ll notice the edges start to give out a little under pressure.
In all honesty, the Titan mattress is not our favorite bed ever. However, the Slumber Yard team is not the target demographic here. All of our team members fall below the 250 pound mark.
With that in mind, we actually think it’s a solid bed. It’s well-constructed and serves the exact purpose that Brooklyn Bedding designed it for. Overall, if you weigh more than 250 pounds and spend the majority of the night on your back or stomach, you should seriously consider this mattress.
How did the Slumber Yard team get this mattress?
|Brooklyn Bedding sent us the Titan mattress for free in order to test it. However, we did not receive any monetary compensation from the company in order to produce this review. The Slumber Yard team retains full editorial control over the content we publish.|
Do I need a special frame for the Titan mattress?
|The Titan mattress is compatible with most slatted frames, foundations and box springs. It's important your existing frame or foundation has little to no flex though and is able to properly support both you and the Titan mattress.|
Will the Titan mattress get softer?
|All beds over time become a bit softer as you break them in. Typically, it takes around 30-45 days to adjust and fully break-in a new mattress.|
Does the Titan mattress ship to Hawaii, Alaska or Canada?
|Yes but it will cost you an additional fee. The total amount will be calculated upon checkout.|
Is the Titan mattress safe to sleep on?
|Yes, the Titan mattress uses CertiPUR Certified foams, which means they don't contain any harmful chemicals or toxins.|