Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress Overview
Brooklyn Bedding is a U.S.-based mattress and bedding accessory company that has been in business since 2009. The brand currently offers six individual mattress models. For this review, we’ll take a closer look at the Brooklyn Bedding Signature, which was previously known as the #BestMattressEver.
The Signature is a hybrid mattress constructed with a 2-inch top layer of gel-infused TitanFlex polyfoam and a second 2-inch layer of gel-infused Energex polyfoam. The mattress also has a cotton cover quilted with polyfoam for extra padding. The support core consists of 6-inch pocketed coils and a 1-inch layer of high-density base polyfoam. Altogether, the Signature measures 11.5 inches thick.
Customers can select from three firmness options, each with a different corresponding number on the 1-10 firmness scale: soft (3.5), medium (5.5), or firm (7.5). As we’ll explain in the review, each firmness offers a distinct feel and is best suited to different types of sleepers.
Read on to learn all about the Brooklyn Bedding Signature in terms of construction, pricing, and performance. We’ll also take an in-depth look at how the mattress stacks up to other Brooklyn Bedding models, as well as some competing hybrids from other brands.
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Meet Our Testing Team
- Any type of sleeper in terms of weight or normal position. The Signature is available in three firmness settings ranging from soft to firm, ensuring most side, back, stomach, and combination sleepers of any weight can find a setting that provides the right balance of support and pressure relief.
- Hot sleepers. Like many competing hybrids, the Signature offers strong airflow through the pocketed coil layer to help the entire mattress maintain a comfortable temperature.
- Couples. The Signature offers better-than-average motion isolation and its pocketed coils are reasonably quiet.
- Value-seekers. Compared to other hybrids of this quality and construction, the Brooklyn Bedding Signature has a below-average price-point.
Not Recommended for...
- People who like the feel of all-foam beds. The Signature’s comfort layers contour to the body, but the mattress is also fairly responsive and will not provide the same slow response and pressure-relieving cradle as a memory foam bed.
- Those who prefer the springiness of traditional innersprings. Just as the Signature does not offer the same body-cradling as all-foam beds, it also lacks the high responsiveness of innersprings made with bonnell or offset coils.
Tuck's Video Review
Tuck’s in-house testing team evaluated the Brooklyn Bedding Signature for motion isolation, temperature neutrality, support, and other key factors. Check out the video below to see our findings.
Tuck’s testing team conducted an extensive evaluation of the Brooklyn Bedding Signature. Our review and rating process consists of three parts: in-house evaluation, external sleep testing, and data collection of verified owner experiences. To learn more about our review process, read our methodology here.
Our performance criteria and ratings for the bed are listed in the table below.
As you can see, the Brooklyn Bedding Signature earned favorable ratings across all performance categories. You’ll find a detailed look at each finding below.
Sleep Position Ratings
As part of our ratings process, we evaluated the Brooklyn Bedding Signature across different body types and preferred sleep positions. In addition to physical testing, we surveyed our sleep expert team and analyzed reviews from verified mattress owners and customers. Our findings are listed in the table below.
|Sleep Position||Less than 130 LBS||130 LBS - 230 LBS||Greater than 230 LBS|
Brooklyn Bedding Signature Awards
Based on positive ratings from our testing team and mattress owners, the Brooklyn Bedding Signature has earned the following awards in Tuck Mattress Guides.
How is the Brooklyn Bedding Signature Constructed?
The Signature has a cotton cover quilted with a half-inch layer of polyfoam beneath the fabric. The foam can help alleviate pressure for sleepers – particularly side sleepers, who often need extra cushioning beneath their shoulders and hips to fully align their body.
The mattress has a 2-inch comfort layer of gel-infused TitanFlex polyfoam. This material is more responsive than memory foam but contours closer to the body than latex. As a result, the layer alleviates pressure for sleepers but is also very supportive.
The comfort layer’s feel depends on the Signature’s firmness setting. The soft (3.5) setting provides the closest body-contouring. The medium (5.5) setting offers a mix of contouring and even support. Lastly, the firm (7.5) setting is exceptionally supportive and provides very little body-contouring.
The Signature features 2 inches of gel-infused Energex polyfoam beneath the comfort layer. This component acts as the bed’s transitional layer, which provides a supportive buffer between the comfort layer and pocketed coils. The denser foam also prevents the comfort layer from sagging too much.
The Signature’s support core includes 6 inches of pocketed coils. This layer stabilizes the entire bed and prevents excessive sagging, resulting in even support and less pressure for sleepers.
The perimeter coils also reinforce the edges to minimize sinkage whenever someone sits on the edge of the mattress, and air circulates freely through the layer for consistent temperature neutrality. For more information about these qualities, check out our in-depth look at the Signature’s ‘Edge Support’ and ‘Temperature Neutrality’ ratings below.
A 1-inch layer of high-density polyfoam rests beneath the pocketed coils. This base layer adds extra reinforcement for the coils.
The Brooklyn Bedding Signature measures 11.5 inches thick, giving it a taller-than-average profile. This makes getting in and out of bed easier for taller and/or larger people, many of whom struggle with lower-profile mattresses.
|Product Name||Firmness Options||Thickness||Support Core Components||Comfort Layer Components||Cover Components|
|Brooklyn Bedding Signature||Soft (3.5)
|11.5″||6″ Pocketed Coils
1″ HD Polyfoam
|2″ Gel-infused TitanFlex Polyfoam
2″ Gel-infused Energex Polyfoam
What Are the Firmness and Feel Like?
Customers can choose from three firmness options for their Signature: soft (3.5), medium (5.5), and firm (7.5).
The soft setting provides a plush feel and deep contouring to alleviate pressure throughout the body. The medium setting offers a balance of contouring and support. The firm setting is very supportive and sinks very little. Of the three setting options, this one is best for those who prefer sleeping “on” – as opposed to “in” – their mattress.
Brooklyn Bedding advertises the Signature’s settings as soft (3), medium (5), and firm (7). Although these numbers don’t exactly match our team’s firmness labels after testing, the descriptions are generally consistent with our findings.
Next, let’s take a closer look at each performance rating for the Brooklyn Bedding Signature. These ratings are based on findings from our internal and external testing teams, along with reviews from verified Brooklyn Bedding owners.
Although Brooklyn Bedding previously sold this model as the #BestMattressEver, the current version of the Signature hybrid has only been available to the public for a couple of years. Because the mattress is fairly new, we’re basing our durability rating on materials used to build the mattress, quality of construction, owner experience data, and Brooklyn Bedding’s reputation.
Thanks to its high-quality foams and durable coils, we expect the Signature to perform for about seven years before a replacement is needed. This puts the bed on par with the average mattress lifespan of about six to eight years.
That said, the selected firmness may affect the Signature’s longevity. Softer mattresses tend to deteriorate more quickly, which can lead to body impressions forming over time. Over time, these indentations can cause discomfort for sleepers and also compromise the bed’s ability to maintain a flat, supportive surface. Firmer mattresses are more resistant to deep body impressions. For this reason, we expect Signature models with the firm setting to outlast models with soft and medium settings.
To further protect against deep body impressions, we recommend rotating the mattress head-to-foot every three to six months.
To evaluate the bed for motion isolation, we asked two testers to lie down on the mattress at the same. They found the surface reduces motion transfer to a significant extent, giving the mattress an edge over other hybrids. Our overnight sleep testers also noted better-than-average motion isolation.
The Signature’s ability to isolate motion is largely due to the bed’s thick comfort and transitional foam layers, which absorb and minimize most motion transfer whenever someone gets into/out of bed or shifts positions.
Hybrids tend to be more responsive and less effective at isolating motion transfer. The Signature is a notable exception to this rule, and we have awarded the mattress with a ‘very good’ rating in this category.
After removing the Signature from its box, our testers noticed some off-gassing odor. However, the smells were neither excessively strong nor persistent. When we tested the mattress after it had been unboxed for a few days, we did not detect any lingering odors.
Low odor potential is fairly typical for a hybrid because strong airflow through the coil layer causes initial smells to dissipate more quickly. Additionally, reviews from verified owners indicate off-gassing issues with the Signature are fairly uncommon.
We evaluated the Signature for pressure relief by asking testers in different weight groups to lie down on a sensory pad, which tracks pressure build-up throughout the body. Our results from this test indicate the Signature’s pressure-relieving abilities depend on the selected firmness, as well as the sleeper’s body weight and preferred position.
We found the soft setting provides the best pressure relief for lighter people and side sleepers due to its close body-contouring . This setting also alleviates pressure for heavier people, but they may sink too deeply into the bed, which can affect how supportive the mattress feels.
The medium setting provides very good pressure relief across all sleeper types and weights. The foam offers some body-contouring but also has a responsive feel, offering a good compromise of “sleeping on” and “sleeping in” the mattress. We recommend this setting for sleepers weighing between 130 and 230 pounds.
The firm setting provides minimal body-contouring. Heavier sleepers experience even weight distribution and consistent pressure relief, but the setting will probably be too firm for lighter people.
We found temperature neutrality to be a key strength of the Brooklyn Bedding Signature. Consistent airflow through the coil layer helps the bed maintain a reasonable temperature, and the comfort foam does not trap too much body heat.
The soft setting may sleep warmer than the medium and firm settings. This is fairly common, as beds with softer materials tend to absorb more body heat due to their closer conforming abilities. That said, we found all three firmness settings of the Signature reasonably cool and comfortable.
To evaluate edge support for the Signature, we asked our testers to sit and lie down near the bed’s perimeter. We found the pocketed coils reinforce the bed very well, which results in less sinkage when owners sit near the edges. This was especially true for the medium and firm settings.
Our testers also found both sides very stable when sleeping near the edge of the bed. None of them experienced the feeling of “roll off” – a common issue for mattresses with weak edge support.
We did not notice any audible noises when testing the Signature hybrid. The coils have the potential to squeak and creak, especially as the mattress nears the end of its lifespan, but we don’t believe the Signature will cause any major sleep disruptions.
The Signature is fairly responsive, and should be sufficiently bouncy and springy for sex. The soft setting provides the deepest body-cradling. Some couples have difficulty switching positions on soft sleep surfaces, but the deep sinking also provides more traction. The medium and firm settings, on the other hand, offer less traction but will probably be more comfortable for couples who frequently change positions.
The mattress is fairly quiet, as well. Although the coils may squeak and creak a bit, the Signature is more discreet for sex than many competing hybrid and innerspring models.
The ideal firmness and thickness settings for a mattress largely depend on a sleeper’s body weight, shape, and preferred sleep position. In order to better inform our readers and avoid subjectivity in our review, the Tuck team evaluated the bed with sleep testers of varying body types and position preferences.
Lightweight Sleepers – Less than 130 lbs.
Our lightweight testers found the soft and medium settings most comfortable. The soft setting contours very closely to the sleeper’s body, resulting in very good pressure relief and better spinal alignment for side sleepers. The medium setting does not offer the same pressure-relieving cradle, but it is a good option for lighter people who prefer a middle-of-the-road feel.
Due to its minimal body-contouring, the firm setting was less comfortable for sleepers under 130 pounds, especially side sleepers. This is to be expected since lighter individuals tend to prefer softer surfaces over firmer ones.
Average Weight Sleepers – 130 to 230 lbs.
Our average weight testers found all three settings to be comfortable, but said the medium option provided the best combination of pressure relief and support. Side sleepers noted ample padding for their shoulders and hips, while back and stomach sleepers found the surface even and sag-free.
The soft setting is a suitable option for average weight sleepers who like deep body-cradling. The firm setting, on the other hand, is a good choice for sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds who prefer little to no contouring.
Heavyweight Sleepers – More than 230 lbs.
Our heavyweight testers found the firm setting most comfortable. Minimal contouring, coupled with the bed’s coil-reinforced design, creates a highly supportive surface for those who weigh more than 230 pounds.
The testers also found the medium setting very supportive. However, they experienced sagging and uneven support with the soft setting.
Pricing and Discounts
- Twin $599
- Twin XL $699
- Full $849
- Queen $949
- King $1,249
- Cal King $1,249
How Does the Brooklyn Bedding Signature Compare to Other Beds?
We recommend comparing different mattress brands and models before deciding which bed is best for you. Below, you’ll learn how the Signature stacks up against other Brooklyn Bedding models, as well as additional innersprings and hybrids from competing brands.
Brooklyn Bedding Signature vs. Brooklyn Bedding Aurora
Like the Signature, the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora is a high-quality hybrid available in soft, medium, and firm settings. Both beds also provide strong edge support and better-than-average motion isolation. However, there are also some notable differences between the two models.
The Aurora also has a comfort layer of polyfoam, but the material is infused with copper, which has natural cooling properties. The mattress also has a cover made of phase-change material, which feels cool to the touch. These components, combined with steady airflow through the coils, give the Aurora better temperature neutrality than the Signature – though both beds are good choices for hot sleepers.
The Aurora’s coil layer is also 2 inches thicker, giving the mattress a 13.5-inch profile. Taller and larger people will likely have an easier time getting in and out of bed, but shorter and lighter people may find the mattress too thick.
The Aurora is significantly more expensive than the Signature. Sleepers looking for a bed with excellent temperature neutrality and a very thick profile may consider paying more for the Aurora, but due to similar performance in other key areas, we consider the Signature the better-value pick.
Brooklyn Bedding Signature vs. Brooklyn Bedding Bloom Hybrid
The Brooklyn Bedding Bloom Hybrid is the company’s only latex hybrid. The mattress is constructed with a 3-inch comfort layer of Talalay latex. The material conforms more closely than the comfort layers found in most competing latex hybrids, but the Bloom is also much more responsive than the Signature. The responsiveness of the Bloom’s latex layer also means the bed does not isolate as much motion transfer, making the Signature a better choice for couples.
The Bloom is also available in soft, medium, and firm settings. Both mattresses offer very good support for lightweight and average weight sleepers, but we found the Bloom less supportive for heavier individuals. For this reason, we recommend the Bloom’s firm setting for people who weigh more than 230 pounds.
Like the Aurora, the Bloom has a higher price-point than the Signature. The Bloom is a great option for sleepers who prefer the distinctly responsive feel of a latex hybrid, but the Signature offers much more value for shoppers.
Brooklyn Bedding Signature vs. Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Hybrid
The Bowery Hybrid is a 10-inch model with a quilted memory foam comfort layer, polyfoam transitional layer, and 6-inch pocketed coil support core. Both the Bowery Hybrid and the Signature provide very good edge support and consistent temperature neutrality. Unlike the Signature, the Bowery Hybrid is available in one medium-firm (6.5) setting.
The Bowery Hybrid offers a much more supportive feel with minimal body-contouring, making the Bowery Hybrid a better option for those who prefer sleeping “on” their mattress. We found the mattress is most comfortable people who weigh at least 130 pounds, while lighter individuals may find the bed too firm. The Bowery Hybrid’s responsive surface also isolates less motion transfer than the Signature’s.
The Bowery Hybrid has a lower price-point than the Signature. However, both models are priced much lower than the average hybrid and should each be considered high-value picks.
Brooklyn Bedding Signature vs. Brooklyn Bedding Spartan
The Brooklyn Bedding Spartan is more closely related to the Aurora than the Signature. Like the Aurora, the Spartan is a 13.5-inch hybrid with copper-infused Energex, TitanFlex, and gel memory foam comfort layers.
One standout feature of the Spartan is its cover, which is made of performance fabric. The material converts body heat into infrared energy and promotes physical recovery, and is also infused with phase-change material for added cooling. This material, along with the air-circulating pocketed coils, help the mattress maintain a comfortable temperature.
The Spartan and Signature share a few similarities, including soft, medium, and firm setting options. Other common characteristics include very good pressure relief for sleepers across all weight categories, better-than-average motion isolation, and strong edge support.
The Spartan’s price-point in a queen-size exceeds that of the Signature by a significant margin. Its performance fabric may be worth the investment for athletes and other physically active people, but the Signature is a much better option for value-seekers.
Brooklyn Bedding Signature vs. Allswell Luxe Hybrid
Another high-value mattress, the Allswell Luxe Hybrid is constructed with a copper-infused memory foam comfort layer, polyfoam transitional layer, and pocketed coil support core. This mattress also has a cover quilted with polyfoam, giving its surface the same padded feel as the Signature’s, and both mattresses offer consistent temperature neutrality.
Unlike the Signature, the Allswell Luxe Hybrid is only available in one setting: firm (7). The mattress has a very responsive feel associated with traditional hybrids, making it a better choice for those who prefer sleeping “on” their bed, but the Signature offers better motion isolation. The Allswell Luxe Hybrid may be too firm for lighter individuals, but both beds provide very good support and pressure relief for average weight and heavyweight sleepers.
At $645 in a queen-size, the Allswell Luxe Hybrid has one of the lowest price-points among hybrids sold today. However, the Signature is also reasonably priced, and may be the better mattress for lighter individuals, side sleepers, and couples.
Brooklyn Bedding Signature vs. DreamCloud
The DreamCloud is a luxury hybrid featuring a Euro-top cover quilted with 1.5 inches of polyfoam, along with a gel memory foam comfort layer and a soft polyfoam transitional layer. Even with these components, the DreamCloud is very supportive and offers minimal body-contouring. Comparatively, the Signature conforms more closely to alleviate pressure and isolates motion better.
The DreamCloud’s medium-firm (6.5) feel is sufficiently supportive for most average weight and heavyweight sleepers. However, lighter individuals may find the mattress too firm and experience added pressure. The Signature’s multiple firmness options are more compatible with sleepers weighing less than 130 pounds.
Edge support is another key difference between the two mattresses. The DreamCloud’s edge reinforcement is fair at best compared to the Signature and other mattresses with a pocketed coil support core. As a result, the DreamCloud is more prone to sagging along the perimeter, and sleepers are more likely to experience feelings of roll-off.
The Signature and DreamCloud have comparable price-points, but we consider the Signature a better-value model due to better motion isolation, stronger edge support, and firmness options for all sleeper types.
Brooklyn Bedding Signature vs. Saatva
The Saatva is a luxury innerspring constructed with a “coil-on-coil” design. The mattress features polyfoam and memory foam comfort layers, a 4-inch transitional layer of pocketed coils, and a bonnell coil support core. Like the Signature, the Saatva also has a foam-padded cover for extra cushioning.
The Saatva offers a more traditional innerspring feel. Its surface is highly responsive and bouncy, with less motion isolation compared to the Signature. Additionally, the Saatva – like many other innersprings – provides less support for sleepers across all weight groups.
The Saatva is available in three firmness settings: medium-soft (4), medium-firm (6), and firm (7.5). Customers can also choose from 11.5- and 14.5-inch profiles. The Saatva and Signature each provide very good pressure relief for lightweight and average weight sleepers, but the Signature offers better support for heavier individuals.
Although the Saatva is slightly more expensive ($1,199 in a queen-size), the company offers free White Glove delivery to all customers in the contiguous U.S. This service includes in-home assembly and old mattress removal. Those who would like assistance setting up their bed may wish to choose the Saatva for this reason.
Brooklyn Bloom Hybrid
Brooklyn Bowery Hybrid
Allswell Luxe Hybrid
|SLEEP TRIAL||120 nights||120 nights||100 nights||100 nights||100 nights||100 nights||365 nights||120 nights|
|WARRANTY LENGTH||10 Year||10 Year||10 Year, Limited||10 Year, Limited||10 Year, Limited||10 years||Lifetime||15 Year, Non-prorated|
Brooklyn Bedding Signature FAQ
Sleep Trial 120 nights
Shipping Free for standard-size mattresses
Warranty 10 years, non-prorated
Made In USA
Where Can I Buy the Brooklyn Bedding Signature?
The Signature is available for purchase on the Brooklyn Bedding website, as well as Amazon.com. The company also operates 25 brick-and-mortar showrooms in Arizona and two additional locations in Utah.
Where Do They Ship?
Brooklyn Bedding ships mattresses anywhere in the United States and Canada.
White Glove Delivery
Brooklyn Bedding does not offer White Glove delivery at this time.
Old Mattress Removal?
Old mattress removal is not available with any orders.
Full Delivery Policy
Delivery Policy: The delivery policy for Brooklyn Bedding mattresses is as follows:
- All Brooklyn Bedding orders require one to three business days for processing.
- Brooklyn Bedding ships mattresses in the U.S. and Canada using FedEx Ground. Processing requires two to three business days, and estimated delivery times are three to five business days after processing is complete.
- Tracking numbers are created at the time of purchase, but will not be fully activated until FedEx processes the package at one of their warehouses. This means that the tracking number may not be available for at least one to two days after purchase.
- Customers may choose expedited shipping for their mattress. In order to do so, they must contact Brooklyn Bedding by phone.
- Shipping is free for standard-size mattresses, but custom orders may incur extra shipping charges.
Trial Period and Warranty Details
Trial Period and Guarantee: Brooklyn Bedding offers a 120-night sleep trial for both mattresses:
- The sleep trial begins on the date that the mattress is received.
- There is a mandatory 30-night break-in period. Customers must test out the mattress for at least 30 nights before they will be eligible to exchange the mattress or return it for a full refund.
- Customers may only participate in the sleep trial once per calendar year.
- Shipping fees, including expedited shipping charges, are non-refundable.
Warranty: Brooklyn Bedding offers a 10-year non-prorated warranty:
- Warranty coverage begins on the date of purchase. Brooklyn Bedding will, at their sole option, repair or replace mattresses with defects for as long as the warranty is valid.
- Brooklyn Bedding mattresses are designed for use with bed frames with ‘solid support with little to no give’. These include ‘slatted wood or metal foundations with slats no more than 4 inches apart, wood or metal box foundations, and solid wood or metal platforms’. The warranty will be voided if an improper foundation is used to support the mattress. Improper foundations include box springs that are more than five years old and/or lack solid support, and slatted wood or metal foundations with slats that span more than 4 inches apart.
- Brooklyn Bedding may refuse to repair or replace a mattress or mattress component if the mattress is deemed ‘unsanitary’.
- The warranty is exclusively available to the original owner. Anyone who purchases the mattress from the owner does so ‘as is’, and will not receive warranty coverage.
8 out of 10 owner experiences show customers have had a positive experience with Brooklyn Bedding, irrespective of whether or not they liked their mattress.
Brooklyn Bedding, LLC was founded in 2009; its parent company, R&S Mattress, first launched in 1995. The company’s latest product line launched in 2018.
Brooklyn Bedding currently holds an ‘A+’ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Brooklyn Bedding operates 17 brick-and-mortar showrooms in Arizona, as well as two locations in Utah. A full store map is found on the Brooklyn Bedding website.
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