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Who is this best for?
- if you’re looking for a unique mattress with a different type of feel
- all types of sleepers, including side, back, and stomach
Who won’t love it?
- if you prefer a traditional memory foam bed
- individuals looking for a firm mattress
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 of 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.
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-sized box. It’s still amazing to me that these 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 it, though, at any point during those first 120 nights, just give the company a call and they’ll 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 that 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 of their beds have a premium look and feel to them, and we appreciate how transparent the company is regarding their manufacturing processes.
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’ll 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-inch layer of high-density polyurethane foam with a 6-inch layer of ascension pocketed coils. Let’s look at how the new model breaks down.
The updated Signature mattress starts with a 1-inch layer of dense support form. On top of that is the 6-inch 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-inch layer of what Brooklyn calls its TitanFlex Support foam. This is a 3.5-pound 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-inch layer of TitanFlex Comfort foam. Again, this is a 3.5-pound layer of hyper-elastic foam that’s a little softer than the TitanFlex Support foam. It’s also infused with TitaniumGel, which has cooling properties that are supposed to help keep you cool as you sleep.
Bringing all these layers together is a 1.5-inch quilted foam cover with stretch-knit cotton fabric. This gives the mattress a very premium look and feel.
The cover is nonremovable, 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.
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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 lie down on it.
Having the pocketed coils as opposed to the 6-inch layer of dense support form makes a huge difference. Overall, we give the medium firm version a 4.75 to 5.75 on the firmness scale.
Jeff and I thought it was around 5 to 5.25. Someone who’s at a little higher weight might find the medium model more like a 4.75, while a more petite individual might think it’s more of a 5.5 to 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 you’re sinking into the mattress. Rather, you always feel as if you’re still on top of the mattress and have plenty of support beneath you.
When you’re on your side, the bed offers a good amount of pressure relief for the higher-weighted parts of your body like your shoulders and hips/trunk.
As such, we think the medium version is ideal for all kinds of sleepers. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a back, stomach, side, or combo sleeper — the medium version will accommodate everyone.
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 to 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 to 9 on the firmness scale. Get this model if you really need or want extra lumbar support.
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 are 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.
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. It’s a passing grade here for sure.
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-sized bed (i.e., full or queen) where you consistently find yourself near the edges.
When you sit or lie 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.
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:
Prices valid as of September 9, 2020
Lucky for you, though, we have 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 percent off of your purchase.
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 a best-of list. 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.
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.
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