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Brooklyn Signature Mattress Review

Today I’m taking a look at American-made mattress company Brooklyn Bedding’s Signature mattress, a hybrid model that combines the best of foam and pocketed coil technology for a sleep that aims to be as pressure-relieving as it is supportive.

This is an updated version of the brand’s flagship model, but Brooklyn Bedding also has the Bowery and Aurora mattresses available. The high-density polyfoam base of the original has been replaced here with a pocketed coil system, so I’m excited to see how this new layer affects the overall feel. I should note that this hybrid comes in three different firmness levels, and today I’m reviewing the medium option.

Continue reading below for my full review of the Brooklyn Signature mattress. Don’t have time to read it all? Click here to skip to the bottom and check out my review summary.

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CONSTRUCTION

The Brooklyn Signature is built with a hybrid design, meaning its 11.5” of comfort are composed of both foam and pocketed coil layers. Instead of using traditional materials, the company has developed its own suite of foams, which are intended to produce both cooling and bounce.

Now let’s dive right into these layers to see how this tech mingles within the hybrid construction.

Cover – The cover is made of a polyester and cotton blend. It’s got a soft feel, which is aided by the fact that it’s quilted with foam. This provides some immediate pressure relief and allows the sleeper to start sinking into the mattress right away.

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Close up of the Brooklyn Signature cover

Comfort Layer – Below the cover, you’ll find a comfort layer composed of 2” of Brooklyn Bedding’s proprietary TitanFlex Foam. The latex-like material has great bounce and responds quickly to pressure to ensure that you’ll never feel stuck in the bed. The brand’s TitaniumGel is also incorporated into the layer, which keeps things nice and cool.

Transition Layer – The next section is built with a firmer variant of the TitanFlex Foam, which helps to transition between the soft top layers and the pocketed coil system below.

Foundation Layer – The base of the mattress is comprised of 6” of pocketed coils. This layer infuses the hybrid with a pleasant bounce that helps to lift the sleeper up and out of the bed. I should add that the space between the coils encourages air flow throughout the structure, working in tandem with the cooling comfort layer to regulate temperature. The coils are also individually wrapped, which helps to isolate motion throughout the mattress.

As I noted above, the biggest update in this model is the foundation layer, which swaps high-density polyfoam for the pocketed coil system. The change brings extra bounce to the bed as well as some quality cooling.

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Showing the layers of the Brooklyn Signature

FIRMNESS

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After taking a look at the construction of the Brooklyn Signature, let’s chat about the firmness and feel. I started off by applying some light hand pressure to the mattress and was immediately interacting with the soft quilted cover and top foam layer. I felt some nice sinkage, but as I continued to press in, I could really feel the rebound from the buoyant TitanFlex foam and pocketed coil system.

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Pressing into the Brooklyn Signature

Different body types are going to experience feel and firmness differently, so I’ve enlisted three other people to lay on the Signature and report back their reactions to me. All four of us will give the bed a firmness rating from 1-10 and I’ll assemble them on the graph below. That way, you’ll be able to get a better sense of the firmness range you can expect from the mattress.

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Showing the firmness ratings from four testers for the Brooklyn Signature

As you can see on the graph above, my testers provided a pretty wide range of firmness ratings, landing on an average of 6.1. When compared to the industry standard of 6.5 for medium firmness, it seems this bed is a touch on the softer side.

As to why there was such discrepancy among the ratings, I’d say it primarily has to do with how different sleepers interact with the various materials in a hybrid. A side sleeper, for example, may find the bed softer because their shoulders and hips are sinking into the quilted cover while a back sleeper may find it firmer as their lumbar region responds to the supportive coil system.

I’ll remind you that this is Brooklyn Signature’s “medium firm” model, so if you have a preference for either a softer or more firm feel, you might want to consider one of its other iterations. That being said, I think this particular variation would be great for side sleepers as the soft top layers provide immediate relief at the shoulders and hips.

PRESSURE MAP

Rather than just describing the feel of the Brooklyn Signature to you, I wanted to give a visual representation of where someone may feel pressure points form while lying on it. To do this, I placed a pressure map on top of the mattress and lied on my back, side, and stomach. You can see the results on the image below where pressure is represented from blue (low pressure) to red (high pressure).

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Pressure map results for the Brooklyn Signature

Back – Lying on my back, I didn’t feel very much pressure at all as the quilted cover did a great job of filling the space in my lumbar region. The pocketed coil system also gave my back a supportive lift and kept me feeling like I was on top of the bed.

Side – As you can see in the graphic, the Brooklyn Signature performed super well on this pressure test. I hardly felt any tension at my shoulders and hips, thanks in part to the gentle and supportive top foam layers.

Stomach – Given that the bed is a bit soft, once I rolled onto my stomach, I began to feel my hips sink into the mattress. Stomach sleepers usually prefer firmer mattresses as they help to keep their spines in alignment, so the sinking that occurred with this hybrid did cause some discomfort in this position. However, not to despair! If you’re a stomach sleeper and have liked everything you’ve read about the Signature thus far, remember that it comes in a firmer version that would be a great fit for your sleeping preferences.

Hip and shoulder pain? Check out my top picks for side sleepers.

MOTION TRANSFER

If you plan on sharing your bed with a partner, you’ll want to know what it’ll feel like when the other person crawls out of bed in the morning or tosses around at night. This next test is intended to demonstrate the intensity of motion that is detectable from one side of the mattress to the other.

To illustrate this motion transfer, I dropped a 10 lb. steel ball from heights of 4 inches, 8 inches and 12 inches and measured the disturbance it caused: the bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance.

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Motion transfer results for the Brooklyn Signature

While the 4 inch drop showed a surprisingly small amount of disturbance, the 8 and 12 inch drops showed the average amount of interference that I’d normally expect from a hybrid design. Given the bounce of the TitanFlex foam and pocketed coil system, it’s no surprise that there was some slight motion disturbance across the surface. That being said, the motion transfer is nothing major and means you probably won’t be too bothered by your partner tossing and turning at night.

SINKAGE TEST

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When buying a new bed, most people want to know whether they’ll feel like they’re sinking “into” the mattress or laying “on top” of it. To visualize this sinkage, I placed four balls of varying sizes and densities (a 6 lb medicine ball, a 10 lb steel ball, a 50 lb medicine ball, and a 100 lb medicine ball) on the mattress and measured how much they compressed the surface.

The variations in size, weight and density are meant to simulate different body parts and different sized sleepers.

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Sinkage of 6 lb, 10 lb, 50 lb and 100 lb balls on the Brooklyn Signature
  • 6 lb medicine ball: 1.5 inches of sinkage.
  • 10 lb steel ball: 2 inches of sinkage.
  • 50 lb medicine ball: 5 inches of sinkage.
  • 100 lb medicine ball: 6.5 inches of sinkage.

These results are pretty striking as they show more sinkage for all weights than almost all the mattresses I’ve tested, which I’d attribute mostly to the softer quilted cover and top foam layers. I’ll reiterate that I’m only looking at the line’s medium firm mattress, so if you’re looking for something with more or less sinking, make sure to check out the other two Signature models.

EDGE SUPPORT

If you’re going to share your bed with a partner and need to use the entire surface area of the mattress, it’s going to be crucial for you to consider the amount of edge support it’ll provide.

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Lying on my back on the Brooklyn Signature

Lying on my back near the side of the bed, I felt that my weight was evenly distributed. I was as secure at the edge as I was in the center and didn’t feel like I would roll out of the bed. You’ll also notice that I experienced a lot of excellent body contouring in this position, with the top foam layers conforming nicely to my hips.

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On my side on the Brooklyn Signature

On my side, I noticed a bit of compression in the top foam layers, but nothing too extreme. I continued to feel well supported and secure at the edge. Once again, you can see how the TitanFlex foam layers contoured to my body, providing fantastic relief to my shoulders and hips.

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Sitting on the edge of the Brooklyn Signature

In this position, I wanted to simulate what it would feel like to be sitting on the bed in the morning when you’re lacing up your shoes and getting ready for the day. A lot of foam mattresses experience severe compression in this position, but the Brooklyn Signature actually held up fairly well.

2018 UPDATE

As we’ve discussed throughout the review, the Brooklyn Signature is actually an update on Brooklyn Bedding’s original all-foam mattress, the #BestMattressEver (their hashtag, not mine).

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Showing the inside of the Brooklyn Signature

Below, I’m going to highlight some of the key differences that set this update apart from its predecessor.

Foundation layer – The most noticeable change is found in the Signature’s base layer, which swaps high-density polyfoam for pocketed coils. This update imbues the structure with more support and bounce, resulting in a mattress with a bit more lift.

Cooling – The individually wrapped coils in the Signature’s core also help to keep things cooler in this update than in the original by encouraging airflow throughout the entire structure.

BASIC INFORMATION

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Corner view of the Brooklyn Signature
  • Sleep Trial: 120 days.
  • Warranty: 10 years.
  • Shipping: Free and arrives compressed in a box.

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SIZE AND PRICING INFORMATION

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Side of the Brooklyn Signature

If you’re convinced the Brooklyn Signature is the right mattress for you, the size and pricing information for the mattress are below. Please note that these prices reflect standard pricing, but coupons are often available.

SizeDimensionsWeightPrice
Twin38” x 75” x 11.5”60 lbs$599
Twin XL38” x 80” x 11.5”70 lbs$649
Full53” x 75” x 11.5”90 lbs$799
Queen60” x 80” x 11.5"115 lbs$949
King76” x 80” x 11.5”140 lbs$1,149
California King72” x 84” x 11.5”140 lbs$1,149

IS THE BROOKLYN SIGNATURE MATTRESS RIGHT FOR YOU?

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Now that we’ve taken a closer look at the Brooklyn Signature mattress, it’s time to discuss who it’d be a good fit for.

  • Pressure relief without feeling stuck – If you’re looking for pressure relief but don’t want to feel too stuck, this hybrid would be a great pick for you! The soft top layers give a nice cushiony vibe while the pocketed coil system provides plenty of support.
  • Side sleepers – These soft top layers also make this bed great for side sleepers. The hybrid performed super well on the side pressure test, which tells me it could help to alleviate the tension side sleepers often feel at their shoulders and hips.
  • Sleeps cool – The proprietary TitanFlex foam in the comfort and transition layers helps to keep the mattress cool while the individually wrapped coils encourage air flow throughout the structure.
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Front view of the Brooklyn Signature
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9 thoughts on “Brooklyn Signature Mattress Review”

  1. I have been reading through these bed reviews for the last couple days, as I desperately need a new bed — something much less firm but not memory foam. I sleep mostly on my side and my fiance sleeps mostly on her stomach. She prefers more firm and I prefer soft. We don’t like the feel of memory foam, but I really need pressure relief. Would this be a good fit for us? Thank you!

  2. I’m interested in this design, as I bought the original signature model based on your older review! I absolutely love that bed but recently had to give it away to a family member.

    Do you ever review queen mattresses that cost less than $500? I’m sure there are quality mattresses out there for such prices?

  3. The pressure map readings in the video do not match the pressure map screenshots in the written review, especially the map for side sleeping: the side sleeping pressure map in the video shows many more pressure issues than the screenshots. Which map is more accurate?

    • That pressure map on the video is of the older mattress not the new 2018 updated one. There is a video of the new one too.

  4. The gauge of the springs and configuration is important. The Signature mattress has 13 gauge springs on its boarders and 14 1/2 gauge springs in the interior of the mattress. In gauge, the smaller the number the greater the thickness of the spring. The Bloom has 17 1/2 gauge springs through.

  5. My husband and I are wanting to try a different mattress, right now we have the Original Purple mattress and it isn’t bad it’s just too firm for us. We really like soft plush beds, which is why I think maybe we should be looking in the hybrid area? Not sure really. I have been debating between the Tomorrow (medium soft) and the Brooklyn Signature hybrid (soft). Place let me know what you think. Thank you!

    About us: 140lbs and 190lbs, we sleep hot, he is a side sleeper and I change constantly.

    • I have had my BB (soft) mattress for nearly three years now, I also have their pillows and sheets. Prior to purchasing BB, I had a TempurPedic mattress for six years, which, without a doubt, ruined my life, or so I thought, until I found BB! My last experience with the TP bed ended with me waking up one morning at 2am believing I was paralyzed. After struggling for several minutes trying to sit up on the edge of the bed, I then realized that I couldn’t walk or tolerate any weight bearing.

      I started grabbing onto everything, making my way to my computer, searching “TempurPedic mattresses/ chronic neck, shoulder, hip pain, with sensation of paralysis.” I found that I was far from being the only one with those same complaints! One woman actually had to place her feet on her husband’s feet while he pulled her up. What I learned, is that the viscoe foam actually starts to break down after 6-8 years, causing unbelievable ailments.

      After my first 2-3 months with my BB, every previous symptom vanished,and has not returned! The BB pillows are nothing short of magical, that’s all I can say about them. Just order them, sweet dreams, and thank me later!

  6. I usually sleep on my back (6’1″, 195 lbs). My wife sleeps on her side (5’7″, 155 lbs). Is the Brooklyn Signature King bed a good fit for us?

    Also, these videos do not show box springs. Don’t we need two twin size box springs? We recently obtained a king wood frame with upholstered leather head and foot board and they had box springs underneath the mattress.

    Thanks,

    Tom

    • Platform or slat bed frames are usually recommended for foam mattresses, although hybrids (with springs) might be ok on a box spring…although I’m guessing the more firm foundation, rather than a box spring, is the way to go.

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