Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress Overview
Brooklyn Bedding has for many years sold foam mattresses online but started producing the Aurora mattress, a hybrid option, in late 2017. This model utilizes some similar design elements as its other offerings but with a support core of innerspring coils.
Some of the key strengths of the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress include:
- High level of resilience: the foams used in this mattress have a more latex-like feel that offers an increased amount of bounce and resilience. When combined with an innerspring core, this mattress is able to be responsive but with a much quicker spring back to its original shape.
- Strong customer service history: Brooklyn Bedding has a long track record in the mattress industry and gets high marks from customers and the Better Business Bureau.
Potential drawbacks for the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress include:
- Undisclosed mattress specifications: the company does not disclose the densities of the foams that are used in this mattress, and this makes it harder to evaluate the quality and likely durability of these materials.
- Limited history for hybrid mattress: while Brooklyn Bedding has many years under its belt selling foam mattresses, this hybrid model is very new and does not have enough verified reviews to confidently comment on its proven performance.
Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress Pricing
The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora is available in 6 different sizes. There is a Soft, Firm, and Medium option for each size, but this does not affect pricing. Pricing for each size can be found in the table below.
|Mattress Size||Standard Price|
About the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress
Brooklyn Bedding Aurora Mattress Specifications
The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress is built with 5 layers that are outlined below.
Top: 1.5” Energex (latex-like) foam with phase-change material (PCM) surface
Second: 2” TitanFlex (latex-like) foam
Third: 1” gel-infused memory foam
Fourth: 8” of pocketed coils (up to 1,283 coils)
Bottom: 1” base foam
The PCM material on the top foam layer is designed to help prevent heat retention in the comfort layer. Both Energex and TitanFlex foams are built to have features that are more similar to latex than to memory foam. In this way, while they still contour to the body, they bounce back to their original shape much more quickly.
The company does not list the densities of these foams on their website. Density can be a very useful piece of information because it can be an indicator of how well a foam is likely to stand the test of time. Without this information and without a track record of verified reviews, it is harder to assess the overall quality of these specifications.
Where It’s Made
The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress is manufactured in the USA.
Where to Buy
The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress is available directly from the company’s website and on Amazon.
Sleep Trial / Refunds
For this mattress, Brooklyn Bedding offers a 120 night sleep trial. During the trial, you can return the mattress and receive a full refund; however, the company requires that you keep the mattress for 30 days before initiating a return. If you choose to return the mattress, you coordinate with the company directly about what to do with the mattress. Typically, they request that the mattress be donated to a local charity with a mattress pickup service.
If you are considering buying this mattress through Amazon, be aware that the sleep trial are different if the mattress is not purchased directly from Brooklyn Bedding. Amazon’s 30-day return policy would apply rather than the 120 night sleep trial, and any returns would have to be coordinated with Amazon.
Brooklyn Bedding offers free delivery for the Aurora mattress. It usually arrives within 4-8 business days after you place your order.
For delivery, the mattress is compressed into plastic packaging and shipped in a large box to your door. You then remove the mattress from this packaging, and it expands to reach its full size.
No installation, haul-away of an old mattress, or other white glove delivery services are offered by Brooklyn Bedding.
Brooklyn Bedding offers a 10-year warranty. If there is a manufacturing defect during this warranty period, the company will replace or repair the mattress. You can read the details of the warranty policy at https://www.brooklynbedding.com/warranty/.
Brooklyn Bedding has a very solid reputation for customer service and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
The company was initially founded in 1995 as R&S Mattress and was rebranded as Brooklyn Bedding in 2000. While the company began shipping compressed mattresses in 2009, it fully committed to this approach with a major factory development project that was completed in 2015.
The company recently merged with Nest Bedding, another direct-to-consumer mattress company, which reflects their continued growth and commitment to this specific market.
Because the Aurora mattress has only been on the market for a short period of time, we do not have a sufficient number of verified customer reviews — let alone reviews from long-term use — that we would normally refer to in order to evaluate the performance of the mattress. As a result, we will focus predominantly on the design and materials in order to assess the likely performance of this mattress.
The combination of different layers in this mattress each are designed to work together to provide support. The innerspring coils in the support core offer a base level of resilience and bounce. On top of this are three foam layers that provide contouring to relieve pressure points. In general, customers find hybrid designs like these to offer a responsive feel without making it feel like they are being swallowed by the mattress.
There is no data that we can draw on to comment on the durability of this mattress. Furthermore, because we do not know the densities of the foams, we are not able to speculate on how well they are likely to hold up over time and over many nights of use.
The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress is offered in three different firmness levels. Customers can select the level that best suits their preference, and the most preferred is the Medium firm. On the typical firmness scale of 1-10, the Soft mattress is around a 3, the Medium is around a 6, and the Firm is around an 8.
Foams that are more resilient, such as the TitanFlex and Energex foams used in this mattress, tend to transfer more motion than memory foam. Nevertheless, the contouring effect of the foams is usually enough to prevent disruptions during the night, and it is unlikely that most customers would have issues with motion transfer on this mattress.
An initial odor should be expected when you first unpack this mattress, but as long as your bedroom is reasonably well-ventilated, this smell should go away within a few hours. This smell is normal for mattresses with foam layers, and it does not pose any health threat.
The resilience of the foams and coils used in this mattress as well as the use of the phase-change material on the top layer all can help to prevent against sleeping hot. People who opt for the Soft mattress, which permits more sink and has a more plush feel, may be at higher risk of sleeping hot, but this is still not likely to be a problem for the majority of customers even of that model.
With the innerspring support core providing bounce along with the latex-like foams in the comfort layer, we do not expect that this mattress would create any problems as far as intimacy and sexual activity.
The table below provides a comparison of some mattresses with similarities to the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress in terms of construction and feel.
|Brand||Mattress Type||Support Layer||Comfort Layer||Price (Queen)||Where to Buy|
|Brooklyn Bedding Aurora||Hybrid||Pocketed coils||Memory Foam + Latex-like Foam||$1,699||Online (direct) + Amazon|
|Bear Hybrid||Hybrid||Pocketed micro-coils||Memory Foam + Polyfoam||$1,350||Online (direct)|
|Tomorrow Sleep||Hybrid||Pocketed coils||Memory Foam + Foam||$990||Online (direct)|
|Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid||Hybrid||Pocketed coils||Memory Foam||$1,199||Online + some showrooms|
|WinkBed||Hybrid||Pocketed coils||Coils + Foam||$1,299||Online + 1 showroom|
|Sapira||Hybrid||Pocketed coils||Memory Foam||$1,475||Online only|
You can read more about Brooklyn Bedding’s recent merger with Nest Bedding as well as their buildout of their mattress factory in the following links.