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When we first unboxed Brooklyn’s new Bowery mattress, it immediately made us think of Casper Mattress. The two have a lot of similarities. We thought the same thing when we tried out the Eve Mattress, so we thought we’d compare the Bowery and the Eve to see how those two line up.
Like most online mattress brands, both Brooklyn and Eve offer free shipping, returns, and full refunds within their trial periods (120 nights with Brooklyn and 100 nights with Eve).
In our reviews, the two beds came out as equals in a lot of areas. To begin, both the Bowery and the Eve are all-foam beds and they have comparable prices, including when you apply coupon codes. The Bowery is actually cheaper for most sizes, but in terms of what you’re getting for the price, we think the two beds are pretty equal. Here’s a breakdown of the prices for each.
Brooklyn Bedding Bowery & Eve – Motion Transfer + Edge Support
When we tested the motion transfer of each bed, we were pretty pleased with the performance of both the Bowery and the Eve. We were able to jump around and roll over without creating too much cross-bed motion. So we think you and your partner will be just fine if one of you happens to move around a lot in your sleep.
The edge support on these two beds isn’t the best, however. That’s pretty common with all-foam mattresses, so it’s not something that surprised us. We wouldn’t call it terrible edge support, but we also wouldn’t call it superb. If you happen to end up near the edge of the mattress, you’re likely to get that “roll-off” feeling, so couples or active sleepers will probably want a bigger sized bed to help prevent that. In other words, if you were looking at a queen or full size bed for you and your partner, you may think about going up a size.
Support and Overall Comfort
On our soft to firm scale of 0-10 — 0 being like a literal cloud and 10 being the Dawn Wall — we put the Eve at a 4.5 – 5.5. That translates to comfortable and soft, but with decent support.
The Bowery mattress has a very similar feel and lands about the same place on the soft to firm scale, making it a viable option for side, back, stomach, and combo sleepers. For both beds, we’d say they’re pretty comfy overall, but neither is really preferable for heavier individuals in terms of maximum support. If you’re overweight, you may look into an especially thick bed such as GhostBed Luxe or one with plenty of support such as Bear Mattress.
But, if you really (really) twisted our arm, we’d say the Bowery is slightly more comfortable overall. We really like this mattress.
120-Night Trial Period with Brooklyn Bowery
The first advantage you’d get with the Bowery is the longer trial period. At 120 nights, Brooklyn’s risk-free bed testing time beats Eve’s 100-night trial period by 20 days. 100 nights is almost certainly sufficient to know whether or not you like the mattress, but those additional few weeks are still a nice bonus considering you may find other, non-comfort related things you don’t like about the bed. Maybe you start to notice you’re not crazy about the mattress cover, for example. Or maybe you just change your mind. Either way, Brooklyn gives you 20 more nights to figure it out.
By the way, we didn’t mention this before, but both brands offer free shipping and free returns as well as back their mattresses with a 10-year warranty. That’s standard for the bed in a box online mattress industry, but still worth noting.
Bowery Has Better Responsiveness
Although both the Bowery and the Eve are all-foam beds, the Bowery has less of that traditional memory foam feel (it’s not memory foam, just to avoid confusion). With the Bowery, you never feel like you’re sinking into the mattress, none of that stuck-in-the-mud feeling, and we attribute this to the Brooklyn bed’s better responsiveness. It bounces back quite well, while the Eve takes a moment to return to its original shape after being depressed. The Bowery’s responsiveness makes switching positions nice and easy, which is something combo sleepers (people that rotate positions at night) will really appreciate.
Brooklyn Bowery Construction
Brooklyn Bowery Sleeps Cooler
As we mentioned above, the Bowery isn’t made with memory foam, and we think that’s part of why it sleeps a bit cooler than the Eve mattress. Even though Eve likes to talk up their “revolutionary cooling layer,” we didn’t think it was all that impressive. The bed doesn’t sleep hot by any means, but it’s not like it’s the king of temperature regulation either. We put the Eve in our tier 3 category for coolness, which is fine, but nothing to write home about. And the Bowery, we think, beats it by just a bit.
There are also a couple of places where we think the Eve gets the win.
Eve Offers More Pressure Relief
Although the Bowery’s lack of memory foam gives it a few advantages over the Eve, the fact that the Eve does have memory actually gives it a certain edge as well. Because it does have a more expected, traditional memory foam feel, the Eve offers more pressure relief than the Bowery. That is particularly important for strictly side sleepers that want maximum pressure relief on their hips and shoulders. The memory foam will offer support, but also cradle your body perfectly.
Bottom line: if you really want that traditional memory foam feel, go with Eve.
More Convenient Cover on Eve Mattress
Another advantage we give to the Eve is the cover situation. With the Bowery, the cover is non-removable so you either have to spot clean it or get a mattress protector [shop affordable mattress protectors on Amazon]. Just so you know, this is very standard for the industry. With the Eve, however, you do technically have the option of removing and washing the cover at 30 degrees. Although the company suggests that you spot clean it, the option is still there, which almost no other bed in a box company offers.
Brooklyn Bowery vs Eve Mattress – Conclusion
Choosing between these two beds is difficult due to their many similarities. As such, it might be best to go with the simple solution. If you want the more comfortable, slightly more supportive mattress, go with Brooklyn Bowery. If you want the bed that offers a little more pressure relief with that traditional memory foam feel, Eve is the one to get. Either way, you can test the bed for yourself and return if it’s not exactly what you’re looking for.