Overview

After many years as a traditional mattress company, Brooklyn Bedding shifted its focus a few years ago to producing and distributing an affordable foam mattress. The humble name of their mattress model is the #BestMattressEver.

In an interesting twist of events for the #BestMattressEver, the company completely redesigned the mattress in 2017, pivoting away from a latex-based mattress to one that uses a gel-infused polyfoam with a latex-like feel.

Some of the key strengths of the #BestMattressEver include

  • High-density foam in top layers: in the newest mattress model from Brooklyn Bedding, the top 4” of foam all has a density of 4 PCF, which exceeds our typical recommendation of 3.5 PCF. This can be expected to be a long-lasting and durable foam.
  • Multiple firmness choices: while the basic design of the mattress is the same, customers can choose between a Soft, Medium, and Firm option in order to find the right feel for their preferences.

Potential drawbacks for this mattress include

  • Limited track record for TitanFlex foam: after several years of using latex foams, Brooklyn Bedding switched to a latex alternative polyfoam. This new TitanFlex foam is still new to the market and does not have a large body of evidence regarding its durability and performance.

 

Brooklyn Bedding Pricing

Brooklyn Bedding’s #BestMattressEver comes in three firmness levels. All the firmness levels are the same price, which varies based on the mattress size as described in the table below.

Mattress Size Standard Price
Twin $425
Twin XL $475
Full $625
Full XL $700
Queen or Queen Short $750
King $900
California King $900

About the Brooklyn Bedding Mattress

Brooklyn Bedding Mattress Specifications

The #BestMattressEver has three foam layers and is offered in three firmness options. The exact specifications for each layer depends on the firmness model.

For the Soft mattress:

  • The top layer is 2” of TitanFlex foam with density of 4 PCF and ILD of 13
  • The second layer is 2” of TitanFlex foam with a density of 4 PCF and ILD of 18
  • The bottom layer is 6” of support foam with a density of 1.8 PCF and ILD of 36

For the Medium mattress:

  • The top layer is 2” of TitanFlex foam with density of 4 PCF and ILD of 18
  • The second layer is 2” of TitanFlex foam with a density of 4 PCF and ILD of 28
  • The bottom layer is 6” of support foam with a density of 1.8 PCF and ILD of 36

For the Firm mattress:

  • The top layer is 4” of TitanFlex foam with density of 4 PCF and ILD of 28
  • The bottom layer is 6” of support foam with a density of 1.8 PCF and ILD of 36

The TItanFlex foam is designed to have a feel that is similar to latex but without attempting to exactly replicate the feeling of latex. The foam is also infused with a titanium-based gel that is designed to improve the cooling properties of the mattress.

 

Where It’s Made

Brooklyn Bedding manufactures all of their mattresses in the USA in a factory that they own in Arizona.

Buying Logistics

Where To Buy

While Brooklyn Bedding sells other products and the older version of their mattress on Amazon, at this time, the current model of the #BestMattressEver is only available through the Brooklyn Bedding website.

Sleep Trial / Refunds

The #BestMattressEver comes with a 120 night sleep trial. During the sleep trial, you can return the mattress and receive a full refund; however, the company requires that you keep the mattress for 30 days prior to initiating a return.

Delivery

Shipping is free within the continental U.S., and mattresses usually arrive within 1-5 business days.

The mattress is compressed and is delivered inside plastic wrap inside a box that gets brought to your doorstep. When the mattress is removed from the box and the plastic, it should decompress within a few minutes.

Delivery does not include any setup, and Brooklyn Bedding does not offer haul-away services for your old mattress.

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Warranty

Brooklyn Bedding offers a 10-year warranty. If there is a 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/.

Customer Service

Brooklyn Bedding has a solid reputation for customer service. The company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

The company was initially founded in 1995 as R&S Mattress and 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.

It should also be noted that the company recently merged with Nest Bedding, which reflects their continued growth and commitment to the direct-to-consumer online mattress market.

Mattress performance

The #BestMattressEver was modified in 2017, and there has not been sufficient time on the market for the newest model to have accrued significant verified reviews or evaluations from independent testers.

 

 

Support

The TitanFlex material is a latex alternative that is intended to provide a similar, though not identical feel, as latex. In general, this type of polyfoam works to strike a balance between contouring and bounce. Though not as responsive as memory foam, most of these types of foam materials are able to proportionately respond to the body’s weight and pressure points in a way to support proper spinal alignment.

Durability

The Brooklyn Bedding TitanFlex foams will need to be on the market for many more years before we can truly know whether they will stand the test of time, but one of the key indicators that we look for relating to durability — foam density — is a positive indicator for this material. The top 4” of the mattress have foam with a density of 4 PCF, and foams of this density usually hold up better than many others on the market.

Firmness

Brooklyn Bedding offers the #BestMattressEver in three different firmness levels:

  • Soft: 4-5 out of 10 on the firmness scale
  • Medium: 6-7 out of 10 on the firmness scale
  • Firm: 7-8 out of 10 on the firmness scale

Motion Transfer

As a result of the decrease in contouring to the body relative to traditional memory foam, there is likely to be some amount of motion transfer on the #BestMattressEver. However, the amount of motion transfer is unlikely to cause significant disruptions for most sleepers. People who are extremely sensitive to motion in their sleep may prefer a memory foam mattress.

Offgassing

You can expect a minor amount of odor or “new mattress smell” when you unbox and unwrap your #BestMattressEver, but this smell is not dangerous and should not be very long-lasting.

Sleeping Hot

While the TitanFlex material has responsive qualities, it does not have the amount of sink that usually contributes to issues with sleeping hot. In addition, the company claims that the titanium gel that is infused in the foam helps to prevent heat retention by the mattress. More time and evidence is needed to evaluate this claim, but it is doubtful that most sleepers would have issues with overheating on this mattress.

Intimacy

Though this latex alternative foam won’t have quite the same amount of bounce as traditional latex, it is still likely to have plenty of bounce to facilitate an active sex life.

Mattress Comparison

The table below provides a comparison of some mattresses with similarities to the Brooklyn Bedding mattress in terms of construction and feel.

Brand Mattress Type Support Layer Comfort Layer Price (Queen) Where to Buy
Brooklyn Bedding Foam Foam TitanFlex Foam $750 Online + some showrooms
Casper Foam Foam Memory Foam + Poly Foam $950 Online + some retail
GhostBed Latex Hybrid Foam Memory Foam + Latex $795 Online only
Leesa Foam Foam Avena Foam $940 Online only
Saatva Innerspring Hourglass coils Coils + Foam $999 Online only

Additional Resources

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.