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Brooklyn Bedding vs. Purple – Our 2020 Mattress Comparison Guide

Written by Brad Nehring

The Bottom Line.

  • The Brooklyn Bedding Signature hybrid is constructed with adaptive, pressure-relieving foam and sturdy pocketed coils.
  • The Purple Mattress features the Purple Grid comfort layer, which cradles and contours to the body and sleeps exceptionally cool.
  • Both models are reasonably priced and offer good long-term value.

Brooklyn Signature vs. Purple Mattress Overview

Brooklyn Signature vs. Purple Mattress Overview

Brooklyn Bedding is an online “bed-in-a-box” mattress brand established in 2009. For this comparison guide, we’ll look at the Brooklyn Bedding Signature, which is a hybrid mattress. The Signature features adaptive polyfoam in its comfort and transitional layers, followed by a support core of pocketed coils and high-density base foam. The Signature is available in three firmness levels, which correspond to different ratings on the 1-10 firmness scale: soft (3.5), medium (5.5), and firm (7.5).

Launched following a successful Kickstarter campaign, Purple has been in business since 2015. The flagship Purple Mattress was the first bed to feature the Purple Grid, a proprietary comfort layer made from hyperelastic polymer material. The layer contours to the body much like foam, but it has an open grid shape that promotes surface airflow for added cooling. The mattress also contains a support core of high-density polyfoam. In terms of firmness, the Purple Mattress is considered medium firm (6.5).

Both Brooklyn Bedding and Purple offer additional mattress models, but this comparison guide will focus on the Brooklyn Bedding Signature and flagship Purple Mattress. To learn more about other mattresses from these brands, check out our mattress review pages for the Brooklyn Bedding Aurora, Brooklyn Bedding Bloom Hybrid, Brooklyn Bedding Bowery, Brooklyn Bedding Spartan, Purple Hybrid, and Purple Hybrid Premier.

Keep scrolling to learn more about the Brooklyn Bedding Signature and Purple Mattress in terms of construction and materials, prices, and performance across different categories. We’ll also cover the shipping, return, and warranty policies of both brands.

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  • Brooklyn Signature
  • Purple Mattress
Meet Our Testing Team
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Jackson
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Jennie
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Jerica
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Lauren
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Neil
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Rachel
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Ratings Comparison

Brooklyn Signature

Purple Mattress

MATTRESS TYPE HybridFoam
FIRMNESS 3.5, 5.5, 7.56.5
PRICE RANGE $999$1,149
AVAILABILITY onlineonline
SLEEP TRIAL 120 nights100 nights
WARRANTY LENGTH 10 Year10 Year, Non-prorated
  • Brooklyn Signature
  • Purple Mattress

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Pressure Relief
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Sex

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Pressure Relief
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Sex
  • Brooklyn Signature
  • Purple Mattress
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Pressure Relief
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Sex
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Pressure Relief
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Sex
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Durability

The Signature is very well built using top notch materials, especially for the price point, and should last at least 8 years with regular use

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Durability

The Signature is very well built using top notch materials, especially for the price point, and should last at least 8 years with regular use

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Motion Isolation

Due to its 4" all-foam comfort system, the Signature isolates and minimizes motion better than most hybrids.

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Motion Isolation

Due to its 4" all-foam comfort system, the Signature isolates and minimizes motion better than most hybrids.

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Off-gassing

Some off-gassing is to be expected from the Signature, but the smells ae neither stronger nor more persistent than those produced by other mattresses with thick foam layers.

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Off-gassing

Some off-gassing is to be expected from the Signature, but the smells ae neither stronger nor more persistent than those produced by other mattresses with thick foam layers.

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Pressure Relief

The Signature offers close conforming and good pressure relief; multiple firmness options allow buyers to select a conforming level that works best for them.

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Pressure Relief

The Signature offers close conforming and good pressure relief; multiple firmness options allow buyers to select a conforming level that works best for them.

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Temperature Neutrality

Good airflow throughout the coil layer allows the Signature to sleep cool and comfortable for most.

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Temperature Neutrality

Good airflow throughout the coil layer allows the Signature to sleep cool and comfortable for most.

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Edge Support

The Signature's pocketed coil and high-density polyfoam base layers reinforce the mattress well and help reduce sinkage along the edges.

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Edge Support

The Signature's pocketed coil and high-density polyfoam base layers reinforce the mattress well and help reduce sinkage along the edges.

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Noise

Some squeaks and creaks are to be expected, but the Signature is not particularly noisy.

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Noise

Some squeaks and creaks are to be expected, but the Signature is not particularly noisy.

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Sex

The Signature is fairly responsive and should be sufficiently bouncy for most couples.

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Sex

The Signature is fairly responsive and should be sufficiently bouncy for most couples.

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Durability

Although the Purple mattress features a polymer-based buckling-column gel layer, the company has been in business for a limited amount of time and the overall lifespan of the Purple mattress has not yet been determined.

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Durability

Although the Purple mattress features a polymer-based buckling-column gel layer, the company has been in business for a limited amount of time and the overall lifespan of the Purple mattress has not yet been determined.

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Motion Isolation

According to many owners, the Purple mattress isolates motion to a fair extent and helps cut down on nighttime sleep disruptions.

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Motion Isolation

According to many owners, the Purple mattress isolates motion to a fair extent and helps cut down on nighttime sleep disruptions.

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Off-gassing

Very few Purple mattress owners report strong, persistent off-gassing odor.

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Off-gassing

Very few Purple mattress owners report strong, persistent off-gassing odor.

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Pressure Relief

The Purple mattress conforms somewhat closely, and a large number of owners report improved spinal alignment and targeted pressure relief.

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Pressure Relief

The Purple mattress conforms somewhat closely, and a large number of owners report improved spinal alignment and targeted pressure relief.

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Temperature Neutrality

The Purple mattress is fairly temperature neutral, and most sleepers remain fairly cool throughout the night.

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Temperature Neutrality

The Purple mattress is fairly temperature neutral, and most sleepers remain fairly cool throughout the night.

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Edge Support

The Purple mattress offers minimal edge support, and sinkage where people sit is fairly common.

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Edge Support

The Purple mattress offers minimal edge support, and sinkage where people sit is fairly common.

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Noise

The Purple mattress is virtually silent when bearing weight.

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Noise

The Purple mattress is virtually silent when bearing weight.

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Sex

The Purple mattress is fairly responsive thanks to its unique comfort layer, and provides better springiness for sex than most competing all-foam beds.

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Sex

The Purple mattress is fairly responsive thanks to its unique comfort layer, and provides better springiness for sex than most competing all-foam beds.

Brooklyn Bedding Signature Highlights…
  • Adaptive polyfoam layers provide close and even body contouring. As a result, the Signature provides above-average pressure relief for a hybrid.
  • The pocketed coils provide sturdy support for the mattress and reinforce the edges against sinkage when owners get in and out of bed.
  • The coils promote steady airflow to keep the mattress at a cool temperature.
  • Customers can choose from three different firmness levels for their mattress based on their sleep position, body type, and comfort preferences.
Purple Mattress Highlights…
  • The signature Purple Grid comfort layer offers a balanced feel for sleepers that combines the conforming of memory foam and the responsiveness of latex.
  • Even conforming and weight distribution across the surface makes this mattress well suited to people with pressure points and back pain.
  • Thanks to its open-grid shape, the comfort layer does not trap body heat. This allows the mattress to sleep exceptionally cool for a foam-based model.
  • The mattress absorbs movement from sleepers to isolate motion transfer for couples. It is completely silent, too.

Sleep Position Ratings

Brooklyn Bedding Signature

Since the Signature is available in three different firmness levels, the most comfortable feel for this mattress will depend on the sleeper’s body type and sleep position. Beds with the soft or medium feel contour closely to the body and provide ample padding for the body. Side sleepers under 130 pounds will probably prefer these feels. Side sleepers typically require more cushioning for the shoulders and hips in order to align the spine and reduce pressure in sensitive areas. The firm feel may not conform closely enough to alleviate pressure for side sleepers.

Back and stomach sleepers are more likely to prefer the medium or firm Signature models. These positions don’t need as much cushioning because their shoulders and hips are already aligned with the spine, but more support is needed to keep the body on an even plane. The soft feel is more likely to sink for back and stomach sleepers, and this can lead to added aches and pains around the neck, shoulders, and lower back.

Purple Mattress

Since the Purple Mattress is an all-foam mattress available in just a medium firm feel, it will suit some sleeper weights and positions better than others. Side sleepers weighing up to 230 pounds should receive adequate cushioning for their shoulders and hips, ensuring even alignment and less pressure throughout the body. Heavier side sleepers are more likely to sink due to the bed’s foam support core, which does not provide as much reinforcement as the coils found in hybrids like the Brooklyn Bedding Signature.

Back sleepers across all weight groups should find the Purple Mattress supportive. Those weighing more than 230 pounds will sag a bit more than their lighter counterparts, but the responsive Purple Grid offers good overall reinforcement for the body and excessive sinkage probably won’t be an issue. Stomach sleepers, on the other hand, will probably sink more deeply into the mattress. This is partly due to the stomach position, since many people carry a disproportionate amount of weight in their midsection and sleeping face-down can pull the entire body toward the mattress. That said, stomach sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds appear to find the Purple Mattress quite supportive.

  • Brooklyn Signature
  • Purple Mattress
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach

Our Recommendations

Choose the Brooklyn Bedding Signature if...

  • You prefer your mattress with a soft feel, a firm feel, or a mid-level feel that balances firmness and softness in equal measure
  • You experience frequent back pain and/or pressure points
  • You tend to sleep hot
  • You share your mattress with someone else and tend to wake up when they change positions or get in and out of bed

Choose the Purple Mattress if…

  • You prefer a mid-level feel for your mattress that gravitates toward firm
  • You normally feel too warm sleeping on mattresses with foam layers
  • You sleep on your side or back
  • You and/or your sleep partner often wake up due to movement or noise

Technical Details Comparison

Sizing and Pricing

Prices for the Brooklyn Bedding Signature and Purple Mattress in each available size are listed below; selected firmness does not affect the Signature’s price. Both beds are sold in the six standard mattress sizes. In addition, the Purple Mattress comes in a split king size meant for people who share an adjustable bed base. This model costs $1,598.

  • twin-bed
    Twin $599 (Signature) $649 (Purple)
  • twin-bed
    Twin XL $699 (Signature) $799 (Purple)
  • twin-bed
    Full $849 (Signature) $999 (Purple)
  • twin-bed
    Queen $999 (Signature) $1,149 (Purple)
  • twin-bed
    King $1,249 (Signature) $1,449 (Purple)
  • twin-bed
    Cal King $1,249 (Signature) $1,449 (Purple)

Mattress Construction

Next, we’ll take a closer look at how the Brooklyn Bedding Signature and Purple Mattress are constructed. Materials and specs for these models are outlined below.

Specification Brooklyn Bedding Signature Purple Mattress
Firmness Levels 3.5 (Soft)
5.5 (Medium)
7.5 (Firm)
6.5 (Medium firm)
Thickness 11.5″ 9.5″
Weight (Queen) 105 lbs. 110 lbs.
Support Core Components 6″ Pocketed Coils
1″ HD Polyfoam
4″ HD Polyfoam
Comfort Layer Components 2″ Gel-infused TitanFlex Polyfoam
2″ Gel-infused Energex Polyfoam
2″ ‘Purple Grid’ Hyperelastic Polymer Comfort Material
3.5″ 1.8 PCF HD Polyfoam
Cover Composition Cotton with Quilted Polyfoam Polyester, Viscose, and Lycra Spandex Blend

How Is the Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress Built?

The Signature’s comfort layer is composed of TitanFlex polyfoam, an adaptive material that contours to the body much like memory foam while remaining somewhat responsive. Sleepers feel the foam molding to their figure but there is a light bounce on the surface. The bed’s 2-inch transitional layer is made of Energex polyfoam, which is slightly denser and firmer than the comfort layer. The Energex prevents sleepers from sinking too deeply into the mattress and coming into contact with the coil layer. Both of these foam layers are infused with cooling gel intended to minimize the buildup of body heat.

The support core contains 6-inch pocketed coils, which are meant to stabilize the entire mattress and prevent deep sinkage when people sit or lie along the perimeter. The coils also circulate air currents in order to maintain a cool core temperature, which in turn helps sleepers remain comfortable on the surface. A base layer of high-density polyfoam reinforces the coils for added support. Altogether, the Signature measures 11.5 inches, making it a medium-profile mattress.

How Is the Purple Mattress Built?

The Purple Mattress begins with the Purple Grid, which measures 2 inches thick. This comfort layer is made from a hyperelastic polymer material molded into an open grid shape. Many sleepers liken it to firm memory foam or latex due to its gentle yet even conforming and responsive surface feel. The mattress also includes a 3.5-inch transitional layer of high-density polyfoam for extra reinforcement.

The support core of this mattress is composed of high-density polyfoam and measures 4 inches thick. Since the Purple Mattress primarily contains high-density polyfoam, its overall feel is on the firmer side, but the foam provides minimal edge support and heavier individuals still tend to sink excessively. The cover is a blend of polyester and viscose that has a soft, stretchy feel and is also quite durable. The Purple Mattress measures 9.5 inches thick, making it a low-profile mattress.

Brooklyn Bedding Sleep Trial, Warranty, and Delivery

  • Sleep Trial 120 nights

  • Shipping Free shipping in the contiguous U.S.

  • Warranty 10 years, non-prorated

  • Made In USA

  • Trial Period Details

    Brooklyn Bedding offers a 120-night sleep trial for all mattresses:

    1. The sleep trial begins on the date that the mattress is delivered.
    2. This trial includes a mandatory break-in period of 30 nights. 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.
    3. If a customer is dissatisfied with their mattress, Brooklyn Bedding may issue a mattress topper to the customer that changes the feel of the bed. Customers can also exchange their mattress for a Signature model with a different firmness at no extra charge.
    4. Customers may only participate in the sleep trial once per calendar year.
    5. Shipping fees, including expedited shipping charges, are non-refundable.
  • Warranty

    Brooklyn Bedding offers a 10-year non-prorated warranty:

    1. This warranty is entirely non-prorated. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. This warranty considers certain issues to be defects that warrant repairs or replacements. These issues include sagging or body impressions in the surface that measure 1 inch or deeper, and physical flaws with the mattress that cause materials to split or deteriorate despite proper use and handling. Other issues, such as normal wear and tear and damage from misuse, are not covered under the warranty.
    4. Brooklyn Bedding may refuse to repair or replace a mattress or mattress component if the mattress is deemed “unsanitary.”
    5. This warranty is non-transferable and is exclusively available to original owners who buy their mattress from Brooklyn Bedding or an authorized retailer. Those who buy or acquire their mattress from the original owner or a non-authorized retailer do not receive warranty coverage.
  • Delivery Details

    The delivery policy for Brooklyn Bedding mattresses is as follows:

    1. Shipping is free for all orders in the contiguous U.S. Delivery to Alaska and Hawaii starts at $125. For customers in Canada, shipping starts at $250.
    2. 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.
    3. Brooklyn Bedding does not offer White Glove delivery at this time.
    4. 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.

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Purple Sleep Trial, Warranty, and Delivery

  • Sleep Trial 100 nights

  • Shipping Free to contiguous U.S. and Canada

  • Warranty 10 years, non-prorated

  • Made In USA

  • Trial Period

    Purple offers a 100-night sleep trial for the flagship mattress.

    1. The company does not require a break-in period of any kind, allowing customers to return or exchange their Purple Mattress at any point of the trial.
    2. Full refunds are issued for all returns and Purple will cover all return shipping expenses.
    3. If customers opt for a mattress exchange, they will pay the difference if upgrading or receive a partial refund for less expensive models. The replacement model will not be eligible for a second sleep trial.
  • Warranty

    Purple offers a 10-year warranty for its flagship mattress.

    1. This warranty is completely non-prorated. If a defect develops in the mattress, Purple will cover all costs related to repairing or replacing the bed; owners must pay associated shipping and transportation fees.
    2. The warranty covers surface-level sagging and indentations as defects if they measure at least 1 inch deep. Physical flaws in the mattress that cause materials to split or crack prematurely are also covered under warranty. The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, owner dissatisfaction, or physical damage that occurs due to misuse, abuse, or improper foundational support.
    3. This warranty is non-transferable. Only original owners who buy their mattress from Purple or an authorized retailer will receive warranty coverage.
  • Delivery Details

    The delivery policy for Purple mattresses is as follows:

    1. Purple offers free shipping throughout the contiguous U.S., but customers in other locations must cover all added delivery costs.
    2. The mattress is compressed, vacuum-sealed, and shipped in a box. Most customers receive their doorstep delivery within five business days of placing their order. For an additional fee, they can select expedited shipping and receive their mattress in as little as two business days.
    3. Purple offers White Glove delivery for other models, but not the flagship Purple Mattress.

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