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- Average and heavyweight back sleepers. With its medium-firm feel and excellent support from 6 inches of pocketed coils, the Bowery Hybrid is ideal for back sleepers who weigh over 130 pounds.
- Anyone looking for an affordable hybrid mattress. As Brooklyn Bedding’s most budget-friendly coil mattress, the Bowery Hybrid carries a significantly lower price-point than many other mattresses in this category.
Not Recommended for...
- Stomach sleepers of any weight. Although the Bowery Hybrid offers good support for some stomach sleepers, neither mattress is entirely suitable for this position. Instead, customers may be interested in a mattress with firmness options, or a hybrid mattress with ergonomically zoned coils.
- People who tend to sleep warm. Very warm sleepers may be better served by latex mattresses or other materials with better temperature regulation.
We’ve covered everything you need to know about the Bowery Hybrid in this review, but sometimes seeing a mattress in use can give you a better idea of whether it’s right for you. Watch the video below to see our team testing the Bowery Hybrid and learn more about what it offers.
Our testing team conducted an extensive evaluation of the Brooklyn Bowery Hybrid. 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.
The Bowery Hybrid performed well in our testing, particularly considering their price points, though the mattress had its strengths and weaknesses. Read below to learn more about these ratings and how we decided on them.
Sleep Position Ratings
As part of our ratings process, we evaluated the Bowery Hybrid 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.
Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Awards
Based on positive ratings from our testing teams and mattress owners, the Bowery Hybrid has earned the following awards in our Mattress Guides.
Best Innerspring Mattresses
Best Value for Best Innerspring Mattress.
How Is the Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Constructed?
The Bowery Hybrid has a cotton-blend cover in a stretchy, smooth-top weave. One inch of gel foam is quilted into the fabric for a plush touch with additional body contouring. This gives it a soft, slightly slippery feel while allowing it to hug the mattress with no bunching or sagging.
A 3-inch Energex gel foam comfort layer is part of what gives the Bowery Hybrid its medium firm feel. This trademarked polyfoam is meant to share qualities with memory foam and latex, offering high point elasticity for good pressure relief but offsetting this with latex-like responsiveness when moving positions.
The Bowery Hybrid is also constructed with a 2-inch transitional layer of polyfoam above its support core. This prevents sleepers from sinking against the firmer support layers while also providing further pressure relief.
The Bowery Hybrid lives up to its name with 6 inches of pocketed coils (up to 952 in the king-size) and a 1-inch base of high-density polyfoam. The coils provide excellent overall stability and also protect the edges from deep sinkage when owners get in and out of bed.
The Bowery Hybrid measures 10 inches high. While this is an average height for mattresses in general, it is a below-average profile for a hybrid model.
|Product Name||Firmness Options||Thickness||Support Core Components||Comfort Layer Components||Cover Components|
|Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Hybrid||Medium Firm (6.5)||10″||6″ Pocketed Coils
1″ 1.5 PCF Polyfoam
|2″ 1.5 PCF Polyfoam||1” Quilted Gel Memory Foam with Cotton Top|
What Are the Firmness and Feel Like?
The Bowery Hybrid has a medium firm (6.5 out of 10) feel. Since the mattress uses polyfoam in its comfort layers, it has a softer sleep surface with better contouring than innerspring beds, or those that feature latex instead of a less resilient foam.
The mattress does not offer deep contouring, though it gave our sleep testers the feeling of sleeping ‘in’, rather than ‘on’, the bed. The Hybrid’s pocketed coils could not be felt through the comfort layers, and side-sleepers, as well as testers above 230 pounds, appreciated the improved support.
Next, we’ll take a closer look at each performance rating we gave to the Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Hybrid. These ratings are based on findings from our internal and external testing teams, along with reviews from verified Bowery Hybrid owners.
Brooklyn Bedding offers mattresses with high-quality materials and top-notch construction. Despite its lower price-point, the Brooklyn Bowery Hybrid is no exception. The mattress uses fairly dense foams which are unlikely to degrade significantly over a mattress’s natural lifespan, and shouldn’t be prone to sagging or similar problems. However, the Hybrid model’s quilted gel foam cover may compress and lose some of its pressure-relieving qualities over time.
We expect the Bowery Hybrid to have a lifespan of six to seven years. This is comparable with other hybrid mattresses.
During our testing, the Bowery Hybrid isolated some motion but our testers still detected some transfer across the surface of the mattress.
This discrepancy is to be expected, as Energex foam’s high point elasticity allows it to compress without disturbing the rest of the bed’s surface. While pocketed coils perform better in this category than connected springs, the Bowery Hybrid has fewer coils than some more expensive competitors, which translates into less motion isolation. Regardless, it still performed better than other hybrids in its price class.
Our team found the Bowery Hybrid to have an odor upon unboxing due to the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These relatively harmless gases are a byproduct of manufacturing synthetic foams, so the mattress — which has 3 inches of foam — carries a noticeable smell without excessive off-gassing.
After 24 hours, the Bowery Hybrid was nearly odorless. We expect that most people could comfortably sleep on this mattress after the first day, and within two days of unboxing, very few sleepers would notice any odor.
In-house pressure mapping and the experiences of our sleep testers showed that the Bowery Hybrid provides some pressure relief, but experiences with the mattress largely depend on sleep position.
Our lightweight sleep-testers, particularly those who sleep on their side, found that the Bowery Hybrid did not provide adequate contouring and caused the development of pressure points. Although heavier sleep testers preferred the Bowery Hybrid overall – likely due to its firmer feel – they did not find that it offered them significant pressure relief.
Pocketed coils are more absorbing than connected springs, but the Hybrid is let down by its thin comfort layers and single-gauge coils.
Pressure-relieving polyfoam traps more heat than other mattress materials, and our sleep testers found that this quality hindered the Bowery Hybrid in this category. Testers who sleep hot found that the Bowery Hybrid, while lacking true temperature neutrality, offers a cooler sleep due to the improved airflow through its coils.
While the Bowery Hybrid didn’t earn excellent marks for temperature neutrality, the mattress should sleep cooler than many similarly-constructed hybrids in its price range.
Our testers gave good marks to the Bowery Hybrid for its edge support. The mattress stood up very well to testers sitting on the side of the bed and supported our average-weight and lightweight testers when sleeping close to the edge. Although some heavier testers felt less supported, they were still able to sleep relatively close to the margins.
The Bowery Hybrid, with its pocketed coils, was reasonably quiet but did sometimes creak softly with movement.
This trend is likely to continue as the mattresses age, as foam remains quiet throughout its lifetime, while coils can develop further creaks and squeaks over time. However, most sleepers — even those who are easily disturbed — will not find the Hybrid to be an excessively noisy mattress.
While the Bowery Hybrid didn’t receive excellent marks in this category, the mattress still bested many all-foam competitors due to its edge support and the responsiveness of its pocketed coil support core. The Hybrid is also reasonably quiet, as the gently creaking coils are not significantly noticeable.
The mattress does suffer from polyfoam’s drawbacks — difficulty in changing position and very little ‘bounce’ — and the Bowery Hybrid’s marks are slightly below average for a hybrid. That said, the mattress should be reasonably comfortable for most couples
Next up in our review of the Brooklyn Bowery Hybrid, we’ll cover how we decided on our sleeper ratings for this mattress.
While individual preferences can vary widely, certain mattresses are more suitable for different body shapes, position preferences, and weight categories. To remain objective and help our readers find their ideal bed, our sleep-testers have a range of body shapes and preferred sleep positions.
Lightweight Sleepers – Less than 130 lbs.
Overall, our testing found the Bowery Hybrid was less suitable for lightweight sleepers. While still offering a good sleep for this weight category, the Bowery Hybrid’s medium-firm level made for less pressure relief and decreased support.
Softer hybrids, like those available in Brooklyn Bedding’s other mattress lines, may be a better option for lightweight sleepers interested in this type of construction.
Average Weight Sleepers – 130 to 230 lbs.
The Bowery Hybrid offered good sleep experiences for the average-weight testers on our team.
Back sleepers in this weight group found the mattress fairly comfortable, though some found the mattress a bit too firm. Although most of our average-weight side sleepers also slept well on the mattress, they also noted the bed’s overly firm feel.
The combination of support and pressure relief was adequate, but there was some next-day stiffness among side and back sleepers. For stomach sleepers weighing 130-230 pounds, most found the Bowery Hybrid a bit too soft.
Heavyweight Sleepers – More than 230 lbs.
The Bowery Hybrid fared better with the testers on our team who weigh over 230 pounds.
More weight requires more support, and the Bowery Hybrid’s pocketed coils proved more than capable of offering this to our heavier testers. Combined with the Hybrid’s comfort layers, both side and back-sleepers in this category found the mattress provides enough pressure relief to offset the firmer support core.
Stomach sleepers, on the other hand, found the mattress to be slightly too firm but very supportive.
Pricing and Discounts
- Twin $549
- Twin XL $649
- Full $749
- Queen $799
- King $1,049
- Cali King $1,049
How Does the Brooklyn Bedding Bowery Compare to Other Beds?
Our testing process allows us to notice the similarities and differences among a wide range of competing mattresses. In this section, we’ll compare and contrast several mattresses and highlight details that will help you find the best mattress for your size, sleeping position, and budget.
In addition to the Bowery Hybrid, Brooklyn Bedding sells other mattresses. All of them are available in soft, medium, or firm options.
Brooklyn Bowery Hybrid vs. Brooklyn Signature
The Brooklyn Signature is halfway between the Bowery Hybrid and Brooklyn Bedding’s luxury options. Like the Bowery Hybrid, the Signature features 6 inches of pocketed coils, a high-density polyfoam support layer, and a quilted cover. However, it also has higher-end features which set it apart.
An additional 2 inches of responsive gel foam provides significantly improved pressure relief, as well as better temperature neutrality and motion isolation. Additionally, the 2-inch comfort and transition layer is made from the same Energex foam used in the Bowery Hybrid.
The Signature beats the Bowery Hybrid at pressure relief because of it’s additional responsive gel foam, providing an excellent balance between the body-conforming feel of memory foam and responsiveness. Additionally, the Signature’s firmness options (ranging from soft to firm) make it a better choice for average and lightweight back sleepers.
Brooklyn Bowery Hybrid vs. Brooklyn Aurora
Brooklyn Bedding’s most popular mattress, the Brooklyn Aurora, is also one of the company’s most luxurious. While priced significantly higher than the Bowery Hybrid, the Aurora also has several features which utilize advanced mattress technology. Both the quilted polyfoam cover and the 1.5-inch-thick, copper-infused Energex comfort layer contain temperature-regulating phase change molecules.
The Aurora has a second 2-inch comfort layer, made of resilient polyfoam, which is followed by a 1-inch transitional layer. While the Bowery Hybrid offers great temperature neutrality, the Aurora uses a variety of specialty foams, fabrics, and additional pocketed coils to create one of the coolest mattresses we’ve ever tested. The Aurora offers an incredibly comfortable experience for people that sleep hot.
The Aurora is also available in three firmness levels: soft, medium, and firm. Overall, the Aurora had excellent scores in our testing and higher sleep ratings across the board, but is also a much more expensive option than the Bowery Hybrid.
Brooklyn Bowery Hybrid vs. Brooklyn Spartan
Developed with athletes in mind, the Brooklyn Spartan is a unique hybrid which features a smart fabric cover. This cover, made to utilize Far Infrared Rays technology, is said to promote recovery while alleviating aches and pains.
The Spartan also offers similar features to the Aurora, including copper-infused foam, phase-change materials, two comfort layers, a transitional layer, and an 8-inch pocketed coil support core of up to 1,189 coils.
As with the Aurora, it excels in some areas where the Bowery Hybrid falls short, though for a significantly higher price. The Spartan is available in soft, medium, and firm firmness settings. While both the Spartan and the Bowery Hybrid are equally suitable for back-sleepers, the Spartan is a better choice for stomach, side, and lightweight sleepers.
Brooklyn Bowery Hybrid vs. Brooklyn Bloom
The Brooklyn Bloom combines an 8-inch pocketed coils support layer of up to 1,189 coils with three inches of sustainable Talalay latex. Unlike the polyfoam used in the Bowery Hybrid, latex is a natural product with excellent heat neutrality and a firm, springy feel. It offers a floating sensation of sleeping ‘on’, rather than ‘in’, the mattress. The Bloom’s cover continues the natural theme with an organic cotton and Joma wool cover, making this mattress the company’s most eco-friendly offering.
Lightweight sleepers may appreciate the Bloom’s softer firmness option, but the Bowery Hybrid’s pressure-relieving foam makes it a better choice for heavier back-sleepers.
Now that we’ve covered the mattresses offered by Brooklyn Bedding, we’ll compare both the Bowery and the Bowery Hybrid against similar models from competing brands.
Brooklyn Bowery Hybrid vs. the Allswell
Allswell’s flagship Allswell Mattress is an ultra-affordable hybrid, available at less than half the price of a Bowery Hybrid of the same size. Like the Bowery Hybrid, the Allswell combines a quilted foam cover with a polyfoam comfort layer and pocketed coils in the support core. Its sleep ratings are also comparable to the Bowery Hybrid, though the Allswell tends to be noisier but have better motion isolation.
Because they have a similar medium-firm feel, the Allswell and Bowery Hybrid are equally suitable for average-weight and heavier back and side sleepers. Average-weight stomach sleepers and lightweight side sleepers, however, are better served by the pressure relief of Bowery Hybrid’s quilted gel-foam cover.
Brooklyn Bedding Bowery 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 Bowery?
The Bowery Hybrid 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 the Bowery Hybrid:
- 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″ 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″ 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 currently holds an ‘A+’ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
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 operates 25 brick-and-mortar showrooms in Arizona, as well as two locations in Utah. The company has also partnered with stores in Chicago, Edina, Bozeman, New York City, and McLean. A full store map can be found on the Brooklyn Bedding website.
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