- Available in three different firmness levels
- Extrmely comfortable – accommodates all kinds of sleepers
- Premium look and feel – manufactured in state-of-the-art facility
- Solid edge support
- Free shipping, free returns, 120-night risk free trial and 10 year warranty
- A little more expensive than previous Signature model
- Average in terms of limiting motion transfer
- Temperature neutral
The Brooklyn Signature Hybrid is one of the best bed in a box mattresses available.
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Brooklyn Bedding was one of the early pioneers of the burgeoning bed-in-a-box industry selling their first mattress on Amazon way back in 2008. Since then, they’ve launched a number of new products and moved operations to a huge, state-of-the-art facility in Arizona where all their mattresses are manufactured. We reviewed their flagship Brooklyn Signature Mattress last year and thought it was one of the best beds for back and stomach sleepers. However, recently, Brooklyn announced some meaningful improvements to their Signature model.
Brooklyn Bedding #BestMattressEver Review: Shipping, Trial Period & Warranty
Like most mattress in a box companies, Brooklyn Bedding offers free shipping and free returns. The mattress will arrive at your doorstep compressed in a medium-size box. It’s still amazing to me that these DTC mattress companies can fit such a high-quality bed in such a small box. Once you receive the mattress, Brooklyn Bedding gives you 120 nights to try out the bed. If you decide you like it, great – that’s the ultimate goal. If you decide you don’t like though at any point during those first 120 nights, just give the company a call and they will send someone to your house or apartment to pick up the mattress free of charge and issue you a full refund. Trial periods are pretty commonplace in the bed-in-a-box industry, except typically they’re 100 nights so it’s nice that Brooklyn gives you an extra 20 nights to decide. Brooklyn Bedding also backs their mattresses with a 10-year hassle free warranty.
I’d also like to add they we’ve been pretty impressed with the quality and craftsmanship of the Brooklyn mattresses we’ve tested so far (we also tested the Brooklyn Aurora – their luxury, hybrid option). All their beds have a premium look and feel to them and we appreciate how transparent the company is regarding their manufacturing processes.
Brooklyn Bedding Review: Mattress Construction
Like the original Signature mattress from Brooklyn, the updated mattress is available in three different firmness levels – soft, medium and firm. And the construction of each mattress differs slightly depending on which firmness level you choose. We have the medium firmness level mattress so that’s primarily what we will be referring to. The primary difference between the new model and previous Signature model is that this year’s model is now considered a hybrid mattress since it incorporates coils. They’ve replaced the old 6″ layer of high density polyurethane foam with a 6″ layer of ascension pocketed coils. Here’s how the new model breaks down:
The updated Signature mattress starts with a 1″ layer of dense support form. On top of that is the 6″ layer of individual pocketed coils. This gives the bed some responsiveness and bounce. Depending on which size you get, the mattress will contain up to 1,024 individual coils. Sitting on top of the coils is a 2″ layer of what Brooklyn calls its TitanFlex Support foam. This is a 3.5LB proprietary hyper-elastic foam that sort of acts as a transition layer by providing added compression support and responsiveness. This is the layer that slightly changes depending on which level firmness you choose. The top layer is a 2″ layer of TitanFlex Comfort foam. Again, this is a 3.5LB layer of hyper-elastic foam that is a little softer than the TitanFlex Support foam. It’s also infused with TitaniumGel, which has cooling properties that is supposed to help keep you cool as you sleep.
Bringing all these layers together is a 1.5″ quilted foam cover with stretch knit cotton fabric. This gives the mattress a very premium look and feel. The cover is non-removable though so if you happen to spill something on it, you’ll have to spot clean it with water and a mild detergent. Also, FYI, the new Signature mattress is compatible with most platform, slat and box spring foundations so no need to run out and a buy a new bed frame or anything like that.
SPECIAL PROMOTION: $150 Off Brooklyn Signature Mattress w/ Code SIGNATURE150
Brooklyn Signature Mattress Review: Overall Feel and Firmness
As I stated earlier, we thought the old version of the Signature mattress (medium firmness) was actually quite firm. It didn’t provide much pressure relief at all. And to be honest, we were expecting more of the same when we received the new 2018 hybrid model. But I have to say, we were pleasantly surprised with how soft and accommodating the new version is. We tested out the medium firm model and it’s extremely comfortable. It’s one of those beds where you immediately let out an audible “aaahhh” as soon as you lay down on it. Having the pocketed coils as opposed to the 6” layer of dense support form makes a huge difference. Overall, we give the medium firm version a 4.75-5.75 on the firmness scale. Jeff and I thought it was around 5-5.25 so someone that’s a little heavier might find the medium model more like a 4.75 while a more petite individual might think it’s more of a 5.5-5.75.
Regardless, the updated Signature model finds a really nice balance between pressure relief and support. When you’re on your back or stomach, you never feel as if your sinking into the mattress. Rather you always feel as if you’re still on top of the mattress and have plenty support beneath you. When you’re on your side, the bed offers a good amount of pressure relief for the heavier parts of your body like your shoulders and hips/trunk. As such, we think the medium version is ideal for all kinds of sleepers. Doesn’t matter whether you’re a back, stomach, side or combo sleeper – the medium version will accommodate everyone.
Now we didn’t have a chance to test the soft or firm version but according to Brooklyn’s website, if you’re a strict side sleeper, you may consider getting the soft version. Brooklyn gives it around a 2.5-5 on the firmness scale. They say it gives you the feeling of being “hugged by your mattress”. On the flip side, if you’re a strict back or stomach sleeper, you may opt for the firm version. Brooklyn gives it about a 7-9 on the firmness scale. Get this model if you really need/want extra lumbar support.
Brooklyn Bedding Mattress Review: Temperature Regulation
After testing the updated model, we’ve come to the same conclusion we had about the previous version, which isn’t a big shock considering the top layers are largely the same. We think the updated model is temperature neutral, meaning you won’t sleep hot but it also won’t actively keep you cool. When it comes to temperature regulation, it’s in the same category as most other bed in a box mattresses. There’s really only a few mattresses out there that we’ve tested that are truly cool to the touch and give you a nice cooling feeling throughout the night.
SEE ALSO: Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Mattress Review
Brooklyn Bedding Signature Bed Review: Motion Transfer
Typically all-foam beds perform slightly better than hybrid beds when it comes to limiting motion transfer, though to be honest, we haven’t really had any major issues with any of the hybrid mattresses we’ve tested thus far. And it’s sort of the same story with the updated Signature model. It does a good job of limiting motion transfer, it’s just not the best we’ve ever tested. Still, at the end of the day, I don’t think you’ll have any issues if you or your partner toss and turn or get up a lot during the middle of the night. Passing grade here for sure.
#BestMattressEver Review: Responsiveness and Edge Support
In terms of responsiveness, the updated Signature model performs extremely well. The mattress regains its initial shape/form almost immediately after releasing pressure. This combined with the fact that you never feel as if you’re sinking into the mattress means you won’t have any issues switching sleeping positions throughout the night. Sometimes with all-foam beds (especially heavy memory form beds) you’ll find it difficult or that it requires a little extra effort to switch positions. That’s not the case here.
Moving on to edge support, the updated Signature model performs well again. Edge support is often an overlooked feature of mattresses, especially for couples who share a smaller size bed (i.e. full or queen) where you consistently find yourself near the edges. When you sit or lay on the edge of the bed, you do sink down a little but not enough to be concerned with. All things considered, we actually thought the sinkage near the edge with the new Signature model was less than most other bed in a box mattresses we’ve tested. So all in all, Brooklyn gets a good grade here as well.
Brooklyn Bedding Signature Review: Pricing and Coupon Codes
The new Brooklyn Signature model is priced a little higher than the previous version. That’s not a huge surprise though considering the new materials this year’s model incorporates. The updated pricing is pretty much in line (maybe a tad cheaper) than the average bed in a box. Here’s how it breaks down:
Lucky for you though, we have a Brooklyn Bedding coupon codes to make the mattresses even cheaper. You can use code SIGNATURE150 for $150 off your purchase or code RIZKNOWS10 for 10% off of your purchase.
Brooklyn Signature Hybrid Verdict
Overall, Jeff and Matt were pleasantly surprised with this mattress. In fact, they said don’t be surprised to find the updated Signature model land on list for Best Bed In A Box Mattress 2018. It’s that nice. Bottom line – it’s a super comfortable mattress that performs well in almost all categories and it’s affordably priced. It’s tough to find any negatives with this bed.
Additionally, Brooklyn Bedding recently came out with a new bed called Plank. It’s a double-sided mattress that is best for back and stomach sleepers.
Frequently Asked Questions:
By now, you’ve read the whole review but some people still might have some questions. Here are answers to some commonly asked questions.
Is the Brooklyn Signature Mattress Safe?
Yes, the Brooklyn Signature mattress is toxic-free and CertiPur Certified. Brooklyn does not use any chemical fire sprays or chemical retardants in their mattresses.
Which Firmness Level is Right For You?
Generally, if you’re a strict side sleepers, you’ll want to get with the soft version. If you’re a combo sleeper (i.e. you rotate between sleeping on your back, stomach and side throughout the night), you’ll most likely want to select the medium version (which is also their best seller by the way). Lastly, if you’re a strict back or stomach sleeper and you never want to feel as if you’re sinking into the mattress, go with the firm model.
Is the Brooklyn Signature Mattress Flippable?
No, the Brooklyn Signature mattress is not designed to be flipped.
Do You Need to Buy A Mattress Protector?
It’s not necessary but it’s also not a bad idea to protect against dust, spills and accidents. However, keep in mind that a mattress protector might affect the breathability of the mattress.
How Does The Hassle-Free Warranty Work?
If you have any questions about Brooklyn Bedding return policies, warranty or anything like that you can reach out to their customer support team at (888) 210-8751.