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Brooklyn Bedding vs. Tuft & Needle – Our 2019 Mattress Comparison Guide

Written by - Jackson Lindeke.

The Bottom Line.

  • The Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress is a hybrid bed with multiple firmness options that is ideal for couples.
  • Tuft & Needle’s T&N mattress is a medium-firm all foam mattress.
  • Both mattresses absorb motion and conform to the body well.

55,140 Verified Customer Experiences

105 Unique Review Sources

80 Hours of Lab Testing

6 Sleep Experts Consulted

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  • Brookly Bedding Mattress
  • T&N Mattress
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Brooklyn Bedding vs. T&N Mattress Overview

Brooklyn Bedding was founded in 2009. The Brooklyn Signature is a hybrid mattress available in three firmness levels: ‘Soft,’ ‘Medium,’ and ‘Firm.’ It is constructed with gel-infused polyfoam and standard polyfoam comfort layers, as well as a quilted foam cover for added cushioning. The mattress also has pocketed coils and a high-density polyfoam base layer for added support.

Tuft & Needle was founded in 2012. Its flagship bed, the T&N Mattress, is an all-polyfoam model constructed with a 2.8 PCF comfort layer and a 1.8 PCF high-density support core. It also has a rayon-polyester cover. The T&N Mattress is considered a medium-firm bed, ranking a 6.5 on the 1-10 firmness scale.

Please note: Brooklyn Bedding and Tuft & Needle both offer other mattresses in addition to their flagship models mentioned above.

Brookly Bedding sells five other models:

  • The Brooklyn Aurora is a hybrid mattress with a profile of 13 ½ inches, making it a good choice for sleepers who prefer thicker-than-average beds.
  • The Brooklyn Spartan is a hybrid mattress with a 13 ½-inch thickness profile. The cover is made with a performance fabric aimed to promote physical recovery.
  • The Brooklyn Bloom Hybrid is a latex hybrid bed that sleeps exceptionally cool.
  • The Brooklyn Bowery is a mixed foam mattress that offers pressure relief and contouring for light- and average-weight sleepers.
  • The Brooklyn Bowery Hybrid mattress contains the upper foam layers of the Brooklyn Bowery but the support core consists of pocketed coils and a high-density foam base layer.

Tuft & Needle additionally offers the Mint Mattress, an all-foam bed with a gel polyfoam comfort layer and a high-density base layer.

This comparison page exclusively looks at the Brooklyn Signature mattress and T&N flagship mattress. The Brooklyn Bedding and T&N Mattress differ slightly in terms of price and construction, but they also share many similarities, such as excellent motion isolation and conforming well to the sleeper’s body. This page will discuss the unique features, advantages, and drawbacks of each mattress, as well as the individual return policies and warranties of both brands.

Ratings Comparison

Brooklyn Signature

T&N Mattress

MATTRESS TYPE HybridFoam
FIRMNESS 3.5, 5.5, 7.56.5
PRICE RANGE $949$595
AVAILABILITY onlineonline
SLEEP TRIAL 120 nights100 nights
WARRANTY LENGTH 10 Year10 Year, Non-prorated
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  • Brooklyn Signature
  • T&N Mattress

Full Sleep Rating

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

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
  • Brooklyn Signature
  • T&N Mattress
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
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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

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

Motion Isolation

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

Motion Isolation

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

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.

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.

Conforming

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

Conforming

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

Sex

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

Sex

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

Temperature Neutrality

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

Temperature Neutrality

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

Edge Support

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

Edge Support

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

Noise

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

Noise

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

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Durability

T&N Mattresses are designed to perform for six to seven years, which is on par with similar models. The mattresses have been sold for less than five years, and longevity past the five-year mark has not been evaluated, but owners report minimal sagging and deterioration.

Durability

T&N Mattresses are designed to perform for six to seven years, which is on par with similar models. The mattresses have been sold for less than five years, and longevity past the five-year mark has not been evaluated, but owners report minimal sagging and deterioration.

Motion Isolation

Although T&N Mattresses contain no memory foam, customer reports indicate that the sleep surface absorbs and reduces motion transfer to a significant extent.

Motion Isolation

Although T&N Mattresses contain no memory foam, customer reports indicate that the sleep surface absorbs and reduces motion transfer to a significant extent.

Off-gassing

Some off-gassing is to be expected with the T&N Mattress, but these odors will dissipate rather quickly.

Off-gassing

Some off-gassing is to be expected with the T&N Mattress, but these odors will dissipate rather quickly.

Conforming

The T&N Mattress provides above-average pain and pressure relief compared to owners of other all-polyfoam mattress models.

Conforming

The T&N Mattress provides above-average pain and pressure relief compared to owners of other all-polyfoam mattress models.

Sex

T&N Mattresses are somewhat bouncy, but they may not be responsive enough for some couples.

Sex

T&N Mattresses are somewhat bouncy, but they may not be responsive enough for some couples.

Temperature Neutrality

A small number of T&N Mattress owners claim their mattress sleeps excessively hot, but most say temperature neutrality is not a significant issue.

Temperature Neutrality

A small number of T&N Mattress owners claim their mattress sleeps excessively hot, but most say temperature neutrality is not a significant issue.

Edge Support

Edge support is questionable with the T&N Mattress and sinkage may occur along the perimeter of the bed.

Edge Support

Edge support is questionable with the T&N Mattress and sinkage may occur along the perimeter of the bed.

Noise

T&N Mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

Noise

T&N Mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

The Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress is Good for...
  • Those who tend to sleep hot.
  • Sleepers who want a mattress that balances conforming and responsiveness.
  • Those who prefer beds that are thicker than average.
  • Those looking for a hybrid mattress with edge support.
The T&N Mattress is Good for...
  • Side, back, stomach, or combination sleepers.
  • Those who weigh at least 130 pounds.
  • Sleepers who prefer mattresses that conform to a moderate degree.
  • Sleepers seeking a firmer mattress.

Sleep Position Ratings

Brooklyn Bedding Mattress Sleeper Ratings

The Brooklyn Signature mattress comes in three levels of firmness. The softest version, ranking a 3.5 on the 1-10 firmness scale is the most conforming to sleeper’s bodies. It’s a good choice for side sleepers or those who want more pressure-point relief. The mattress also comes in a 5.5 (medium) and a 7.5 (firm). Back sleepers ranked these models the highest.

The Brooklyn Signature ranks very good in terms of motion isolation and edge support, something many all-foam mattresses lack. The hybrid mattress also ranks well in temperature neutrality, thanks to its coil layer.

T&N Mattress Sleeper Ratings

The T&N flagship mattress ranks a 6.5 on the 1-10 firmness scale, making it a medium-firm bed. It provides a moderate amount of conforming to the body, providing pressure relief for sleepers who weigh at least 130 pounds. The bed earned particularly high ratings from those in the heavyweight group (sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds). Heavyweight sleepers often experience excessive sinking and uneven support on all-foam beds.

 

The T&N Mattress also isolates motion transfer very well and makes no noise. It sleeps cooler than many of its all-foam competitors, as well.

  • Brooklyn Signature
  • T&N 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 mattress if...

  • You’re looking for a hybrid mattress that lets you choose the firmness level.
  • You sleep with a partner and one of you wakes easily from noise or motion.
  • You’re looking for a high-quality mattress at a fair price.
  • You tend to sleep hot.

Choose the T&N Mattress if...

  • You want a mattress that is on the firmer side.
  • You weigh at least 130 pounds.
  • You prefer beds that moderately conform to the body.
  • You tend to sleep hot on all-foam mattresses.

Technical Details Comparison

Sizing and Pricing

  • twin-bed
    Twin $599 Brooklyn Bedding $350 T&N Mattress
  • twin-bed
    Twin XL $699 Brooklyn Bedding $395 T&N Mattress
  • twin-bed
    Full $849 Brooklyn Bedding $495 T&N Mattress
  • twin-bed
    Queen $949 Brooklyn Bedding $595 T&N Mattress
  • twin-bed
    King $1,249 Brooklyn Bedding $750 T&N Mattress
  • twin-bed
    Cali King $1,249 Brooklyn Bedding $750 T&N Mattress

Mattress Construction

Next let’s look at how the Brooklyn Bedding and T&N Mattress models are made. The table below lists firmness, thickness, weight, and composition specs for both beds.

Specification Brooklyn Bedding T&N Mattress
Firmness 3.5 (Soft)
5.5 (Medium)
7.5 (Firm)
6.5 (Medium Firm)
Thickness 11 1/2″ 10″
Weight (Queen) 105 lbs. 72 lbs.
Support Core Components 6″ Pocketed Coils
1″ HD Polyfoam
7″ 1.8 PCF HD Polyfoam
Comfort Layer Components 2″ Gel-Infused Polyfoam
2″ Polyfoam
3″ 2.8 PCF Polyfoam
Cover Composition Quilted Polyfoam with Cotton Top 50 % Rayon, 50 % Polyester

How Is the Brooklyn Bedding Built?

Brooklyn Bedding’s Signature mattress is made of four layers and a quilted polyfoam and cotton top. The upper foam layers include a gel-infused polyfoam that helps with temperature regulation. Beneath that is an additional two inches of body contouring polyfoam. Below that is one inch of high-density polyfoam and six inches of pocketed coils for support.

The Brooklyn Bedding Signature bed sleeps cool in part thanks to the gel polyfoam that promotes temperature regulation. The hybrid bed has very good edge support and is responsive enough to provide some bounce. The mattress ranks well for motion isolation and durability as well.

The queen size weighs 105 pounds, within a standard range for hybrid mattresses, but significantly heavier than Tuft and Needle’s T&N mattress.

How Is the T&N Mattress Built?

Tuft & Needle’s T&N mattress is built with two layers of foam. The top layer is a comfort layer of 2.8 PCF polyfoam infused with graphite and gel. The lower layer and a support core is made of 1.8 PCF high-density polyfoam. The mattress is considered medium-firm. It moderately conforms to the body without hugging too closely or sinking excessively. Both layers of foam are open-cell foam, meaning they won’t trap in heat.

The T&N Mattress also sleeps cool because of its breathable cover made of rayon and polyester. The mattress ranks excellent in motion isolation and makes no noise when bearing weight. Combined, these attributes make the T&N bed suitable for couples who awaken easily due to movement or noise. The queen size weighs 72 pounds, making it relatively easy to move.

Brooklyn Bedding Sleep Trial, Warranty, and Delivery

  • Sleep Trial 120 nights

  • Shipping Brooklyn Bedding ships mattresses anywhere in the United States and Canada.

  • Warranty 10-years non-prorated

  • Made In USA

  • Trial Period Details

    Brooklyn Bedding offers a 120-night sleep trial for the Brooklyn Signature mattress.

    The 120-night sleep trial begins the day the mattress is delivered. Brooklyn Bedding requires new owners to try the mattress for 30 nights. Between nights 30 and 120, the customer may return the mattress if it’s not a good fit. Customers may only participate in the sleep trial once per calendar year.

    Any shipping fees the owner incurred, 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 repair or replace mattresses with defects for as long as the warranty is valid.

    Brooklyn Bedding states their mattresses are designed for use with bed frames that provide solid support with little to no give. These include:

    • slatted wood or metal foundations with slats no more than four inches apart.
    • wood or metal box foundations.
    • 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 more than four inches apart.

    The warranty will cover the following defects:

    • A sag or body indentation that measure one inch or deeper.
    • Defects in the manufacturing that cause the material to split or crack.

    This warranty is only valid to the original owner of the mattress.

  • Delivery Details

    The delivery policy for Brooklyn Bedding mattresses is as follows:

    1. Brooklyn Bedding orders typically take one to three business days to process. Once fulfilled, Brooklyn Bedding ships mattresses in the U.S. and Canada using FedEx Ground. Estimated delivery times are three to five business days after processing is complete.
    2. Customers can choose expedited shipping for the order, if desired. In order to do so, contact Brooklyn Bedding by phone.
    3. Brooklyn Bedding does not offer white glove delivery at this time.

    How Is the Mattress Shipped?: Brooklyn Bedding mattresses are compressed, vacuum sealed, and boxed for shipping.
    Where Do They Ship?: Anywhere in the United States and Canada.
    Delivery Fee: Brooklyn Bedding offers free shipping for standard mattresses within the contiguous U.S. Shipping to Alaska and Hawaii begins at $125 per mattress. Contact Brooklyn Bedding for the exact shipping fee to these states.

    Custom orders may incur extra shipping charges.

    Old Mattress Removal

    Because Brooklyn Bedding works exclusively with FedEx, the company does not offer removal services for old mattresses.

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Tuft & Needle Sleep Trial, Warranty, and Delivery

  • Sleep Trial 100 nights

  • Shipping All 50 U.S. states

  • Warranty 10 years, non-prorated

  • Made In USA

  • Trial Period

    Tuft & Needle offers a 100-night sleep trial for the T&N mattress.

    This sleep trial does not require a break-in period. Customers may return their mattress at any point during the 100-night trial.

    In the event of a return, Tuft & Needle does not refund shipping charges for customers in Alaska or Hawaii. If a return is requested, Tuft & Needle will cover all costs pertaining to the mattress pickup.

    The 100-night sleep trial is exclusively offered to customers who purchase their T&N Mattress from Tuft & Needle or Huckberry. Those who buy their mattress from Amazon.com or other third-party retailers should defer to the seller’s sleep trial. Tuft & Needle offers one sleep trial per household per year.

  • Warranty

    Tuft & Needle offers a 10-year, non-prorated warranty.

    The Tuft & Needle mattress warranty is valid for ten years from the date of purchase. Proof of purchase may be required in order for the warranty to be valid. The Tuft & Needle mattress needs to be placed on a firm, solid foundation that can support the bed and the sleeper’s weight combined. The warranty becomes void if the mattress is not used on a proper foundation or if the mattress leaves the U.S.

    The warranty will cover the following defects:

    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring three-quarters of an inch or deeper.
    • Physical flaws in the mattress that cause the foam to split or crack.
    • Manufacturing defects in the cover, including broken zippers and unraveling seams.

    The warranty is only good for the mattresses original owner and is not transferable.

  • Delivery Details

    The delivery policy for T&N Mattresses is as follows:

    1. All Tuft & Needle mattresses ships with FedEx Ground. Most customers receive their mattress within three to seven business days of the order.
    2. Same-day delivery is available in certain zip codes of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Seattle. Same-day delivery costs $50 per mattress. These deliveries normally take place between 4 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Orders must be placed by 3:45 p.m. to qualify.
    3. Tuft & Needle does not offer white glove delivery for the T&N mattress.

    How Is the Mattress Shipped?: Compressed and shipped in a box.
    Where Do They Ship?: All 50 states
    Delivery Fee: Standard shipping is free within the contiguous U.S. Delivery rates vary for customers in Alaska and Hawaii, but most pay between $120 and $200. Same-day shipping is $50 where available.

    Old Mattress Removal

    Tuft & Needle does not offer old mattress removal.

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